Saturday, January 20, 2018

Tri Fold-Edged Valentine

This special Valentine is created with the edge die from SU Swirling Snowflakes dieset. The card is a tri-fold that measured 11" x 4 and was S&F at 4 (t) and 2 (b) then die cut with the Edge die.  This card was inspired by Jennifer McGuire's Gate Fold Border Die tutorial. The inside paper is Real Red (SU) and the stamped sentiment on the front is from Celebrate Scripty Sayings by Lawn Fawn.  The arrow and the inside sentiment ( white embossed ) are by SU from the Sealed with Love stamp and die set.  I made a stencil to work with for the placement of the white hearts inside and adhered them with 3D crystal glaze from the white Simon Says Stamp by Memory Box---" Heart Sprinkle Trail" die.  I added red Wink of Stella to the arrow (which does not show in the photograph).

Detailed Florals Inlay

This A2 card was created with SU Detailed Florals Dies. It is worked in white,  tempting turquoise and  island indigo blue papers. The dies are cut through the white and turquoise, and adhered, then tiny cutouts created with the turquoise paper are inlaid into the die cuts and glued in place. Simon Says Stamp Frosty Fractals sequins and other embellishments are addedto complete the project/  The sentiment will be on a narrow banner with matching ink on white (and embossed)---WHEN I get ready to send this card appropriate for just about anything!  I am anxious to do this card in other colors and papers.  Save those tiny cutouts carefully.and grrouping them in quadrants of the diecut as you remove it from the die saves time when you begin to inlay. (Unless, of course, you love thousand piece puzzles!)

This is Detailed Florals ANOTHER WAY
In this card I used the smaller of the floral edges with the cut out.  I masked that  and then              used Distress Oxide inks spritzed with both water and Shimmer mist (detail does not show in the photo! ):.  The lavendar background is partially embossed with "weathered" by Taylored Expressions.  Silver elastic thread and strip pearls edge the diecut and the "thinking of you sentiment" is Scripty Sayings by Lawn Fawn.stamped with Hero Arts ink.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018


I was searching through the computer for something else and found this cute graphic which PROBABLY is a Sherri Baldi. 
    Made a very cute card---all done with Prismacolor Pencils and watercolor pencils too.  Sentiment is an Avery Elle scripty. stamp, white embossed.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Hero Arts January Kit

There are some gorgeous ideas and beautiful elements in the new Hero Arts January Kit of the Month.  This is the first card using triple emossed Love stamp, the Heart die, the included pink glitter inlaid behind the diecut filigree heart.  Pink and silver Stickles and pearl drops, together with line stickers from Pop Up Etc almost finish this card,  a tiny serntiment in silver will be put on a strip to inlay in the 1/4 inch space at the bottom of the card.  There's just no way to capture the glitter    in this card.  It is so delicate and ornate. 

The card below uses the Spellbinders #17 labels.  

I liked this start playing with the new kit (below)

Bees and Things

This bright and sunny Ornament was the June 2017 Ornament Girls Club ornament designed by Stacy Lowry and her team. It is an egg shaped base, and so much fun to create.  

Monday, January 15, 2018

4x4 books

Treasures for friends.  I made a couple of 4x4 chipboard books that stand up and have various pages for reflecting, or just enjoying.  These have acrylic covers over the photoprinted pages and are bound with one inch rings with my bind-it-all.  Charms and ribbons are from my stash..  MOST of the pictures, elements, papers, and embellishments are by Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen's beautiful (but discontinued) "Misty Autumn" digital scrapbooking kit.
Judys book 

Tracy's Book


Saturday, January 13, 2018

Happy Birthday Die Background

Love this die.  It gives you hundreds of little pieces to inlay, or to use as a full cut background overlay. It is by Poppy Stamps and is called Happy Birthday Background (#990)  For this card I used Watermelon Wonder paper by SU, and shimmer white cardstock for the card base.  The rose is a sticker  I got from PopUps Etc, and it is stuck to watercolor paper and worked with watercolors.  Tonic dots and gold stickles and a ribbon complete this one.  Cut this several times out of different colors or textures of papers.  Put them in individual envelopes and then use the letters or the diecut for inlays.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Daffodil Sprite Address Book Cover

The adorable Whimsical Daffodil Sprite is on the cover of a new address book I just finished.  She's from Mitzi's sprite collection HERE  She's colored in copics, prismacolor pencils, glitter pens, and watercolor paints and is adhered to the cover acetate for this bound address book. I never make address books in the 1/2 sheet size, but the printer got started and this was where I ended up!  LOL.  This cover was created for the Aurora Wings January Challenge #62 "Anything but a card"

 Yellow photographs very poorly, but this little sprite is bright and glittezy and ready to welcome spring.

Butterfly Sprite May Calendar Page

The little Butterfly Sprite is off from her garden hiding place on this page in my 2018 Calendar I made for friends. The graphic of the lantern is by Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen, and the Butterfly Sprite is from Aurora  Wings Shop.  She is worked in purple prismacolor pencil, glitter pen, and posca white pen on a page designed in Photoshop for the month of May, 2018.  She's in the January Challenge #62 on the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog

Anniversary Card