Saturday, September 24, 2016

Nautical Wedding Card

 A wedding card I made to coordinate with the colors and theme of a cousins wedding.
This is a 5" x 7" card.

Hand made paper flowers made from scalloped circle punches that I cut into spirals.

Heat embossed anchor image on silver card stock, hand cut and embellished with thin twine.

Thin twine loops and rhinestones to finish it off.

Computer generated sentiment and hand cut banner layered over ribbon.

Ship image was colored with Prismacolor pencils.

It is adhered to a piece of chipboard cut to fit so it will pop the entire panel off of the ship image.

Wood grain paper was made by rubbing inks across card stock that I stamped with a wood grain image background stamp. I also added stamped speckles.

The inside is a sentiment that I created and printed from my computer.

There is a real knot made of the same thin twine that I used on the front glued inside, too !

I'll be back in a week with a really cool project and tutorial for my Love To Craft design team duties as well as a fun card for my House of Cards design team duties AND digital projects with a new kit for my JMC Designs design team duties. Whew !

Thanks for looking =)

Friday, September 16, 2016

Apple Seeds Digi Kit

Above are three projects I made with the sweet new kit, 
Apple Seeds, by JMC Designs ! 
It is now available at

I'm entering the scrapbook page in the Digitally Sweet Designs challenge this month.
EDITED TO ADD October 4, 2016:
My scrap page won first place !


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Thanks for Serving Card

"and those who serve !"

A quick Thank You For Serving Our Country card
I made for my cousin and her soon to be husband.
They both recently finished their stint with the US Navy.

The stamp image is colored with water based markers.
It was made by Stampin' Up! years ago to help raise funds
for the victims of 9-11.

The star embossing folder was from Cuttlebug.

Thanks for looking =)

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Dragon 1st Birthday Card

A birthday card I made for a cousin that is turning one.

Dragon image is an oldie from Stampin' Up!, water colored and embellished with glitter.

The textured background was made with an old Fiskars texture plate.

Thanks for looking =)

Friday, September 2, 2016

Gone To The Birds Digi Kit

Gone To The Birds is a new set of Bits N' pieces digi kits by
JMC Designs and now available at 
See more design team inspiration at

I'm entering the scrapbook page into the Digitally Sweet Challenge, scrapbook pages, this month.

Each portion of the kit will be on sale for $1.00 through September 7th, 2016.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Bluebird of Hope Card

Time for a new challenge at 
This month we ask you to use a bird
and / or the colors in the image below on your card.
Share your cards with us by the end of the month.

I used both the colors and a bird on my card.
NOTE: there is such a huge difference between
the display of colors on my desktop monitor and
 laptop monitor, that the colors on my card nay seem off.
I never know which color palette is the right one to use ;)

My card has a top fold in the center. 
The base started as a 7" by 4.25"
piece of card stock.  Fold it in half
to create a 3 1/2"tall by 4 1/4"wide card.
Attach a stamped image panel along the fold,
adjust to fit in an invitation size (A2) envelope.

The image was stamped on watercolor paper
with Stazon black ink.

I water colored the image with a water pen
and ink from my classic ink pads.

I added a touch of diamond Stickles
to the flower tops for fun.
It reminds me of dew glimmering in the
early morning sun.

A border punch was used along one side of 
the blush pink card stock mat under the image.

The blue/gray card stock layer was run through an embossing folder.

I adhered a piece of twill ribbon between the image and card front.

A metal tag is attached with a pop dot/dimensional
on top of the twill. A small piece of jewelry making
twine is tied in a knot at the top of the metal tag.

I created and printed my own sentiment
onto Vanilla card stock, cut to fit then ran it through
an edge/border embossing folder twice.
It was mounted to the same blue gray
card stock as I used on the front.
NOTE: I changed the original card I designed for this challenge
to make it a birthday card to give to my Mom.
The metal tag on the front says "Wish"

Thanks for looking =) 

Be sure to visit the rest of the design team blogs for more inspiring projects !
Remember , our challenge is monthly so you have until
September 30th to share your creation with us.

Cohenna | Donna | Em | Heather | Jane | Judy 
Karen | Katarina | Katy | Leslie | Linda | Merethe
Michele | Mynn | Paula | Rocky | Rosi | Ruza
Shawna | Shirley | Steph | Sue N. | Susan | Tina | Toni

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Retro Rubber Challenge - Critters RRCB46- my stamp is from 1998!
Though The Craft Room Door Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting Ch # 12 Anything Goes

Stamped Clock

The anything goes project I am happy to share with you for this months challenge at
the Love To Craft Challenge Blog is a clock that I stamped the face on to
coordinate with the Waverly window valances in my kitchen!

It is a make your own clock kit (Traditions Studio).
I was lucky enough to find it at a yard sale several years ago.

I spray painted it black (it was white).
I also spray painted the second hand black (it was red).

I cut a piece of chipboard to fit behind the Very Vanilla
card stock that I stamped. I did this to make the card stock
sturdier. I wasn't sure if it might get warped over time.
There are gaps in the molded plastic clock back that
may affect the card stock.

All stamp images used were from Stampin' Up! 
and are long ago retired:
DD Cottage Rose
DD Wild Rose
Flannel Plaid background
Sanded background

Various classic inks from Stampin' Up! were used
to stamp the images onto Very Vanilla card stock.

I created masks for several of the images so I could
stamp over them, creating depth.

The numbers were cut from black card stock with a Cricut Create machine
and the Library Font cartridge.

Above is a photo that shows what I came up with to try
to get them glued into place evenly:
grid paper with rulers as straight edges!

As for the application of adhesive and what type:
I used toothpicks to carefully apply small amounts
of clear drying liquid glue.

I added tiny yellow rhinestones in the centers of the small flowers.

Assemble, put in batteries, set the correct time
and it's working great ! 

Thanks for looking :)  

Be sure to visit the rest of the design teams creations at

I'm entering my clock into the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs Anything Goes September Challenge
Through The Craft Room Door Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting Anything Goes Ch12