Monday, February 27, 2017

Happy big 75 M.L.

Happy Birthday Cousin Mary Lou!  We hope your special day is SPECIAL and FABULOUS! 

The year we were born, my fellow Piscean,

 The President was FDR
And we were engaged in WWII
The Average cost of a new house was $3,700.00
Average wages per year were $1,800.00
Cost of a gallon of gas was 15 cents (and it was rationed to 3 gallons a week)
The average cost to rent a house was $35.00
A Bottle of Coca Cola was 5 cents.
And the average price of a new car was $920.00

I used Daffodil Delight, Inside the lines and black paper by SU and stamps f rom Avant-Garden, and number stamps by

Thoughts and Prayers Sharon

Sending thoughts and prayers to you Sharon in the loss of your dear Al.  We hope you find strength and comfort in knowing others care, and share your loss. We will always remember his smile and his humor and the very good times we shared.

With Sincere Sympathy

Created with Avant Garden and Night of Navy (SU)

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Black Magic variants

Here are a couple of March Birthday cards that are variants on the Black Magic Technique. These cards are a combination of white embossing powder for the openwork stamps, Prismacolor Pencils, Enamel dots, Copic Markers,  Wink of Stella and various dots, etc from stickers.  The papers are SU Melon Mambo, Tempting  Turquoise, Hello Honey, Mint Macaroon and black. The stamps are all from  Gina K stampsets.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Wishing You a Happy Birthday, Deborah

Happy Birthday Deborah, our very special Lifestyle Director at Sun City Mesquite, NV.  

I created this card with Avant Garden stampset from SU, using a watercolor (black magic) inking technique on Denim Blue paper with Hero Arts Pigment white ink, and Dapper Denim ink on the inside sentiment. The card base is Mint Macaroon (SU)   Details are  with a White Posca Pen, and Staedtler Watercolor Pencils and Enamel Accents.  The butterflies are a Die by Memory Box called Collette Butterfly Branch.

Monday, February 20, 2017


I made journal covers out of the Use It All Challenge at  The Digi Chick  The kit pieces that were required for the challenge are from Winter Wonderland by Karen  Schulz.  The font is Sleep Lesson Font and the journal is a spiral bound 5x7 notebook  

Punch Board Treat Box

This quick, fun project makes a box big enough to hold 7 or 8 tea bags, a couple of cookies, or a treat.  Dimensions end up 3 3/4" x 3 1/4" and an 1 1/2" deep.  The tutorial is found HERE and was shared by Linda Parker.  I Used SU designer paper and Island Indigo Inks for this project.  Recommend stamped  or non-directional paper. Belly band wrap is created with two SU punches.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

With Sympathy to Barb

We are so saddened by the loss of our friend and neighbor, Don.  We will all miss him!

The card is created with a beautiful corner set from some clear stamps that I do NOT know who the manufacturer was.  The project is white pigment ink on black with Prismacolor pencils and white Posca pen (or gel pen) accents. The stamps are from SU set Love and Sympathy. A handwritten personal note to Barb is to the right of the Rosetti embossed sentiment.

Thank you to a special Friend

This special thank you card was created with an ADORABLE graphic that can be found in Trina Clark Walker's brand-new Graphics Design Store....Bizzy Hands Creations   Her work can also be purchased from  her "older" store  Digi Scrap Kits.   I've finished this card with a red embossed mat by Taylored Expressions called Conversation Hearts, and die cut thanks by Avery Elle dieset "Sentimental"

Thursday, February 9, 2017

For a GRAND Nephew

 The card is created in basic black, and crumbcake papers embossed with SU arrows EF.  The image is penciled with Prismacolor Pencils and is from an old stamp in my stash by P. Black.  The Ice Cream texture is created with Aleenes Glitter Snow.

The Sentiment reads:
Happy Twelfth Birthday!  
So many great things come in 12's
months in a year
inches in a foot
hours on a clock
Zodiac signs
Members of a Jury
Drummers Drumming
Birthstones and
Twelve  Cheers for you 
and for the Next Twelve Months!
Enjoy Every Minute of 
Being 12 YEARS OLD

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Mini Wrapped Journal

This follows the tutorial by Kelly Jean Gettelfinger at Split Coast Stampers---Wednesday Technique Spotlight for making this cute journal/album.  It is decorated with flowers from I Am and accented with a butterfly diecut.  Cardstock in various colors that compliment the MME Paper Pad "Dolled Up" and little embellishments finish this little album. Tag reads Start everyday with a smile.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Special Valentines

Here are some Valentines for special people that I have been working on. For these I have used several different dies---So Detailed, Love Notes by  SU, Sizzix Hearts # 65751, and a Marianne Creatables # LRO236 die.  Stickers from Pop Ups Etc are on several of the cards. Papers and Glimmer Paper are from SU. Graphic of the girl with a heart balloon is by MiRan.  The "love" paper folder is misplaced, and I cannot credit the designer.

This card below is created with SU Stacked with Love  DP, and Dies from Love Notes and Label Card diesets.

Mi Ran's January 2017 Progressive

This pretty Miss in her bower of flowers is my entry for the January 2017 Mi Ran's Progressive Challenge  She is colored with Prismacolor Pencils, and mounted on a die cut from Mod Circles.  It is mounted on sky blue paper. The rings in the graphic and on the diecut are edged with Clear Star gel pen.