Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Country Floral Birthday Card

I had this half piece of paper doily leftover from the previous card I made, 
so I decided to whip up another card to have on hand. 
It's a similar design, just flipped and using different colors/images.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!:
Banner Greetings stamp set - 2013
Gingham wheel - 2013
Linen background stamp - 2006
Blossom paper punch
(I trimmed it to make more petals to be somewhat daisy like,
I should have left it alone)
circle paper punch
Country Floral embossing folder
Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Old Olive. So Saffron card stocks
Crushed Curry, Memento black inks
linen thread

paper doily - from my stash

I'm entering my card in the current challenge at 

Thanks for looking =) 

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Purple Pansy Mother's Day Card

Happy Mother's Day !

Supplies used: 
Stampin' Up! items - DD Pansy - 1996
Designer Labels (trimmed) - 2006
Linen Background - 2006
Concord Crush, Crushed Curry, Garden Green inks
Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Crushed Curry card stocks

satin ribbon
sewing machine (stitching on plaid paper)
plaid paper scrap, Die Cuts With A View
alphabet die, Recollections/Michael's

I'm entering my card in the following challenge:

Friday, May 10, 2019

Momnificent digi kit

Check out this pretty new digital kit,
Momnificent, by JMC Designs.
It is now available at 
Each pack is on sale for just $1.00
for a very limited time, wow !

55 Unique Elements - 
2 bead scatters, bird, bling, 2 bows, 2 butterflies, 3 buttons, charm, crown, fastener, 5 flowers, flower charm, 2 frames, gem, heart charm, heart scatter, journal paper, 2 lace, 3 leaves, 7 wordart, mother charm, paint, paper butterfly, paper doily, paper star, photo corner, sequin scatter, staple, stitching, 2 strings, tab

24 Patterned Papers 
8 Cardstock 

64 Elements - one in each color of palette 
arrow stamp, flower, paper heart, pearl star, tape, water color block, wire flower, wooden heart

9 elements 
beads, 5 charms, clip, key, resin flower

8 Glitter Papers 

Upper Case Alpha

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Families Are Quilts Frame

I'm sharing this project with you today
as my design team project for 
We are a month long anything goes craft challenge
(so long as it is family friendly)
We'd love to see what craft(s) you made this month!

I came across the plastic collage frame (above)
for $2 at the local thrift store.
The glass pieces were missing,
there were a few tiny scuffs on the
black plastic and the back cover was well worn,
but I thought it was worth it.
It had potential.

I started by base coating the frame with a light gray
chalk paint. Once that was dry, I brushed on white
acrylic craft paint. I wasn't going for total coverage
or keeping it nice and neat.
In even did a bit of sanding on some of the raised areas.
I wanted it to look worn, old.

I made my own digital word art to fit the round frame.
I added a small silver paper punched and crimped heart
in the space below the printed words.

A small piece of quilted fabrics was put in another opening.

The fabric was mounted over chipboard with batting in between

                                      Photographs will be added to the remaining three frames.

Thanks for looking, have a great day!

I'm entering my frame in the May Anything Goes challenge at Crafting By Designs

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Motorcycle "Bridge" Card

I created this fun fold card with a new to me stamp set
I bought specifically to use for my son's birthday.
It's called One Wild Ride and is by Stampin' Up!
Although it is new to me, the set has been available
since 2016.

It's actually a pretty easy card to make.
The trickiest part was getting the front panel
stuck in the right position -
until it hit me:
fold the card flat to adhere it.
I was trying to do it while it was 
in the folded, upright position.
Silly me! 

Sorry, I didn't take step by step photos,
but you should be able to figure it out
using the diagram and photos below.

top view

back view

I also used the old Sanded background stamp (2008?)
and screw head stamp from Nailed It (2017),
both also SU! sets.

The embossing folder is Diamond Plate by Darice.

Some sponging, heat embossing
detail work with markers plus dimensionals
finish it off. 

You could easily make a small pocket
to hold a sliding out sentiment and signed piece
or even a gift card  / cash.
Glue it to the center panel.

Here is a tip:
save the scraps from the new CLING mount stamps
to cut into pieces and use on the old not so sticky
CLEAR mount stamp sets by Stampin' Up!

It worked great!

When I was assembling my new Geared Up Garage cling stamp set,
I wondered if I could perhaps use pieces of the scraps to
place over the backs of the also new to me One Wild Ride
stamp set. It is the clear mount style. I've never had luck with
sticking this type to acrylic blocks, preferring to buy wood mount stamps still.

It does take a little bit of work,
especially peeling apart the pieces if you
don't have much fingernail length like myself ;)

Just be sure to note the difference between the sides
so you stick the correct side to your stamps.
Peel away the shiny side, stick the clear sticky film
to your stamp then remove the dull side. 

I'd like to take a moment to remind drivers to

Thanks for looking, have a great day :)