Friday, January 17, 2020

Thank you Dr. Styee and Dr Brown

In appreciation for all they do at the  Virgin Valley Veterinary Hospital, I did this diamond painting for them for the office.  It is TOO CUTE!!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Pivot Cards---Karen Burniston

Today we had a workshop at Papers 'N Pixels for Pivot cards.  We created these surprise opening cards for houses, hearts and trees.  They turned out beautifully and we had a lot of fun with the very intricate designs.
One of the "house builder's" pivot cards---by Jeanine. Is this NOT the CUTEST!?


Friday, January 10, 2020

Pivot Cards

This Pivot card is created for the Papers N Pixels Workshop on January 16th.  It is created with Karen Burniston's Hearts Pivot Panels with background paper left over from a cutting of a digital download from SIX years ago, (which I cannot find again)! The Love --letters die is "Seed Love Collage" by

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Flip the Snowflake

My favorite 2019 Card projects were created with "Flip the Snowflake" by Taylored Expressions.
Created with Hero Arts --blue inks--and many embossed with silver EP. Embellished with Spritzed Shimmer spray, pearls, Wink of Stella etc.

Pivot Cards


The Top three cards were designed by my sister Betsy.
These Winter cards use Karen Burniston's Evergreen Pivot card die, Tim Holtz, Sizzix "Holiday Words" Dieset (660058).  DP was Kaisercraft Snowfall, Neenah Solar White,  SU Holiday DP 2019 and green foil cardstock.   Taylored Expressions "Flip that Snowflake" stamp and dieset.  (TEMD189).Jumping Deer Trio dies by Poppy Stamps (discontinued),  Treeline (Sizzix Tim Holtz 661604). Embellished with Deco Art Snow Writer, mylar snowflake, and assorted jewels.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

For my Pastor

I made this "Peace" card for my pastor, using the Nativity Scene Sidekick Frame by Poppy Stamps and the Filigree Peace stacked dies ---I cannot find the die, and cannot remember who created the beautiful set which I do remember contains a die for just the word Peace.

Blessings Pastor Dick this Christmastide and always.

Christmas card

 Another Gnome Slider---and a Holly knot.idea.  (Memory Box Stitxched Holly Leaves)

Special Card

This card was created from a photo posted by Kathy L, the day that they got Marley, a little labradoodle ball of fluff..  The layout uses papers and designs by Raspberry Road in their "Christmas Joy" collection.Tied with gold thread, it held a folded paper note, but no inside sentiment so that Kathy can send it onto family.  I love to make special notecards for people to share.

Sunday, December 1, 2019


These little pillow box treat gnomes contain hershey nuggets and m&m's.  They are created with the Simon Says Stamp "Lil Gnome" dieset. Papers are either printed from my stash or cut from commercial papers. The beards are touched with Shimmer Goodness by TCW.  This little collection is a special order from our recent Craft Fair here in Sun City.

Gnomes are symbols of good luck. Originally they were thought to provide protection, especially of buried treasure and minerals in the ground.  They are still used today to watch over crops and livestock, often tucked into the rafters of a bar, or placed in a garden.  My favorite gnomes are gnomes I bought when I was in Sweden.  

 So CUTE!!!  These little guys Are from the same Simon Says Stamp "lil gnome" die as above,  But are in a surprise pop up window, (dieset  by  Sunny Studio).  The Gnome for the Holidays stamp is from the coordinating stampset found at SSS.  Inside the slide sentiments are SU stamps from "Bright and Beautiful2" and "Tin of Tags". "Warm Winter Wishes--and Mistletoe Kisses" and "Wishing you a bright and beautiful Christmas and a New Year that shines with happiness."The beards on these are done with snow writer heat-puffed pen, and most of them have Wink of Stella or shimmer paste of some kind on them. The straight line color at the base of the window slide is cut from quilling paper..

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Heavenly Angel Sprites

 Wired glitter ribbon, spritzed gray paper and metallic color pens on the Angel with the dove. The very open metallic ribbon is stuck down with Sticky Specs by Ecstasy Crafts.
 Sprite with the Lyre is colored in prismacolor pencils, edged with glitter lines from Pop-ups-Etc, and mounted on shimmer gray paper embossed with a start pattern colored over with a gold pen.
 Angel with Lute background is inked with distress ink and with matching colors of  SU inks, the little angel is edged in silver line stickers from Pop-Up Etc.  The purple heavenly trumpeter is mounted on green foil paper and edged with gold lines.

I just love these little Angel Sprites that Mitzi Sato-Wiuff drew.  I have finished them all with prismacolor pencils, wink of stella, gold glitter pens, embossing folders, ---die cut with "Flower Pot" by Heartfelt Creations HCD732 (for the trapezoid shape.... and the word Believe was cut from the dieset by Cheery Lynn designs B612 Believe. Inside sentiment reads: "Wishing you a bright and beautiful Christmas and New Year that shines with happiness."  Stamp from SU "Bright and Beautiful (2)" stampset. You can find these digistamps (and many more angel sprites) at Aurora Wings