Wednesday, October 23, 2019

For my Nephew and his Lovely Love

 Have a super fun Halloween Heather and Stuart

Raspberry Road Designs October Magic Cluster 3 and Snickerdoodle Designs Trick or Treat.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Dear Friend Birthday

This little squirrel sprite was created by Mitzi Sato Wiuff (Aurora Wings) in her Fall Sprite Release and colored with prismacolor pencils.  The card is created using Hero Arts stitching dies and rectangles, inspired by Jennifer McGuire String Art designs with ecru embroidery floss.  Little punched leaves are leaves mounted and framed on close to cocoa, whisper white, and ecru papers.  The Happy Birthday sticker is from Pop-Ups etc. 

Friday, September 27, 2019

Sweet Friend Love Bug--Sliding Window

Created with SU Designer paper in Mint Macaron, using Just Rite Sentiment Stamp, and Lady Bugs from Stamper's Journey (Bug Love SS-0535)  Interactive card inspired by tutorial by Jennifer McGuire  Made in Minutes Sliding Window Card  
Black Frame is from the framset Pretty Frames 2 found at

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Simplified Step Cards

Flat and easeled---friendship  Fall Card using G ina K fall leaves stamp tv kit leaves embossed with glitter gold EP.  I have made literally dozens of these quick and easy modified step cards. I want to Thank Scrappin Mommy for the ideas, and the excellent technique video. 

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Paper Roses

Crafters from the Papers N Pixels Club at Sun City created some beautiful gift boxes, and some large paper roses. These are created with diecuts from Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Bigz dies. The workshop was taught by Clareene Forbes, PnP President.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Magical Mail Keep

This box on a pedestal is a Mail-Keep with one white envelope in it.  So often I'll finish my projects and then lose them on the desk before I get them into envelopes to mail.  Now the Mail Keep will keep them safe and ready to go.  The overall finished project is about 7 1/2" tall by 4 1/2" wide including the pedestal.
The front of this pedestal box is created with the cardfront of an absolutely spectacular alcohol inked background with the Hero Arts DI585 Fairy Window Fancy Die 
Paper is SU Bermuda Bay and Basic Black, embossed with 3d Leaves EF by SU.  These are matted over silver cardstock on the sides and back of the card.  Tiny butterflies are punch outs from a Martha Stewart Edge punch.  Findings on the front include various types of sequins and jewels silk flowers and vellum cuts (actually from a snowflake for the filigree I wanted)- all from my stash).  The little feet on the box are by Darice Craftwood (JoAnns)The other fairies on the box are from Poppy Stamps and include Dancing Fairies Posing Fairy, River Fairy and Thoughtful Fairy.  The way to achieve such a beautiful Alcohol Inked background paper can be found on my friend Sandi MacIver's UTube Channel.   Check out her Simple Alcohol Techniques #1 video to see this EXACT cardfront that I used on this project.   Thank you Sandi, I will treasure this thoughtful card you sent me, and enjoy creating stunning backgrounds like yours for future projects.

The Second Magical Fairy Mailkeep


Tuesday, September 17, 2019


Black cardstock frames a shaker window created with Spellbinders Pierced Rectangles (SCD-012) The Shaker items are "jumbo Glitter"  from Jo- Ann (Maker's Halloween Construction item) The witch and cats are Sizzix 662368  Witchcraft dies.  The Sentiment reads.
" A woman drew her long black hair out tight,
 And fiddled whisper music on those strings. 
And bats with baby faces in the violet light, 
Whistled, and beat their wings.
 And crawled head downward down a blackened wall." ~ T.S.Eliott~

 This silhouette of the Sizzix witch and cat is mounted on an alcohol ink background (Yupo paper) edged in gold sticker lines from Pop Ups Etc, mounted then on black and placed on a cream cardbase. The gold metallic in the alcohol ink background is very bright and glistening.

Happy 32nd Birthday RR

This Z-Fold card was created with the Autumn Leaves Turnabout stamp by Concord & 9th, worked with Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves ink.  The large gold maple leaf was cut with Concord & 9ths Thankful Leaves dieset.  Inside is a stitche mapleleaf, a gift from Taylored Expressions.The card base is Crumb Cake (SU) And the inside sentiment stamp is from SU Delightful Dozen stampset.  The Happy Birthday on the gift card envelope is the negative space from the Happy  Birthday Background Die by Poppy  Stamps.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Christmas Florals

This card is matted on super shiny Christmas Green foil cardstock.  It is the Christmas Florals stamp embossed on Caslon watercolor paper in black and watercolored with Artesa (and other) watercolor pencils, and Nova, Wink of Stella and stickles accents.  The Letters are cut again from the green foil and adhered on top of (and slightly offset) of the black embossed letters on the stamp.  This card doesn't photography very well, but it is a spectacular stampset and dieset to use this Holiday Season.  Thank you Concord & 9th for them.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Christmas Cactus Sprite

The Christmas Cactus Sprite was drawn by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff (Aurora Wings) and is colored with with prismacolor pencils, touched with Nuvo Glimmer on the petals. The Merry Christmas Sentiment is from Just Rite Stamps in the Elegant Christmas Swirls collection.  The background is created with Concord&9th's new turnabout stamp, Holly Berry using a combination of inks. Matting is with SU Rich Razzleberry paper.