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

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Congratulations Briana

This is a graduation congratulations card made for our Grandson's wife, Bri, as she graduated from UCSB with a BA in Business Administration (focus on Human Resources).  So many years of very hard work.  Congratulations to you, Briana,--your hard work has paid off in so many wonderful ways, and your goals achieved with such honor. We are so proud of you.

The Paper is by DCWV called "graduation" and American Crafts "cap throw." Graduation Dies are by Cheery Lynn (B556) and Cheery Lynn B289 "Congratulations" word dies.

Happy Thanksgiving

 I created several Thanksgiving cards using vintage Thanksgiving graphics from The Graphics Fairy, others included Priscilla and John Alden,  and a turkey.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

This is the Indian Corn Sprite created by Mitzi Sato Wiuff-colored with Prismacolor pencils, atop a string art frame over a digital paper designed by Karen Schulz in her kit "Backyard Party"  
This card is a 5x7, sentiment not chosen yet. 

I love the precious little Kitzuni Sprite by Mitzi Sato Wiuff (Aurora Wings) It is colored in Prismacolor pencils and accented in wink of Stella and Nuvo sparkle pens.  The background was created in Photoshop.  The string art frame is from the Alte New String Art Die, threaded and woven with ecru embroidery floss.  I have not chosen the sentiment for this card yet, and I might add nuvo drops at the base of each threadline and as intersection accents.
Another Fancy Fold Card a variation on a corner fold.  This is created with SU designer paper in Rich Razzleberry and yellow,  The Happy Birthday double die banner is bi Impression Obsession (#235-M).  The flowers are from punches, and the shaker fold down is filled with sequins and rhinestones, and edged with a bright gold line sticker (pop-ups-etc)
 This fun shaker card was created with Sizzix 662276 Window Shaker and Pocket dieset.  The background paper was created with Turnabout Stamp from Thankful Leaves Bundle by Concord & 9th.  Leaves are cutouts and punches from scraps.  The inside card that pulls out of the pocket is holds a gift card envelope (the bottom one) that opens UP to reveal the gift card inside.  This time I used 1mm beads that came from an Amazon collection of Multicolor Beading Glass Seed Beads.  There are twenty colors in the bead set and I just picked from the colors I used with the distress and distress oxide inks on the 4 turn turnabout background. 

Festive Wreath Slide Card

This special Birthday card was created with the Spellbinders Festive Wreath Die Set (June 2019 Large Die of the Month--by Spellbinders)  There are 21 dies and templates in this wonderful set.  The card was completed with  SU  papers, and stamps and vellum. 

Friday, November 1, 2019

Happy 45th Birthday to our Nephew

This birthday card is for a very special nephew who battled several cancers-- all last year.  This is a particularly happy and welcomed cancer-free birthday for him.  The Sentiment reads.
The past is filled with memories
The present is a treasure 
The future is an untold tale
Surprises beyond measure
SO! Seize the day; the future's bright
We're celebrating YOU
May Fortune, LUCK, and Happiness
Be yours the whole year through. 

The card was created with Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen "One in a Million" digital scrapbooking kit and the card is a twist and pop card inspired by Shrutsi Patil

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Halloween Tower of Treats

Whoever asked for a Trick???---but this TRICKY Tower opens to reveal four trays to hold treats for Halloween.  This project is created with papers and elements by Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen, Raspberry Road Designs Halloween 2019 kits, some papers and silhouettes I've made in Photoshop gathered through the years in my Halloween graphics folder, and graphics for this project shared from a friend.  The jack-o-lantern is a gift from Canstock Photo. This project was inspired by a tutorial found at 'The Scrappy Book Worm'. You can find that HERE.

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