Monday, July 31, 2017

Sticker Fun Scrapbook Pages 3 and 4

A couple more pages created from an old kit by
Creating Keepsakes, using stickers.

I did add a few of my own embellishments
(rhinestone, glittery flower, organdy ribbon).

I've no idea what photos I'll put on these pages....
Maybe I ought to go out and take some photos?

Thanks for looking =) 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Sticker Fun Scrapbook Page 2

Oops, I meant to share this a few weeks ago

It's made with items from an old kit by Creating Keepsakes.

This time I layered numerous clear backed stickers onto a tag
to create a collage, trimmed, added ribbon and attached to the page. 

I also made a simpler sticker collage tag to use on a card.

Thanks for looking =)

Friday, July 28, 2017

Babies Are Stardust Card

A second card I made to welcome the newest member of our large extended family.
This one goes to the grandparents.

The image is an oldie from Stampin' Up! that I totally forgot about, already prestamped in the stamp box.

I stamped it again on pink card stock then trimmed out the bib and glued it on top.

I added a teeny bit of purple stickles diamonds glitter glue to the heart.

The image is backed with a piece of shimmery paper then mounted with dimensionals.

It is mounted on top of pink card stock that was run through a letterpress plate from Stampin' Up!

I wrapped shimmery edged organdy ribbon around the debossed pink piece, hot glued on a bow.

This is all attached to the front of a white card base.

Pretty, simple.

Thanks for looking =)

Welcome, Baby Banner Card

A sweet, easy to mail card I made for the baby of my cousins' daughter
(would that make the baby my 3rd cousin?).

I had two of these oval die cut opening cards leftover from
my Operation Write Home card making days and came across 
them recently. I decided to put one to use for the new baby. 

I had a few different ideas in my head and even as I was making one of them,
I changed my mind again and came up with the banners idea.

The "Welcome, sweet little" was created on my computer
then printed out (gray), trimmed and glued to the back of the oval opening.

The swirly is a stamp from the old Noteworthy stamp set by Stampin' Up!,
stamped in Basic Gray ink.

The paper punch heart shape and letterpress plate I pushed into that shape
were also from Stampin' Up! as is the banner die and linen thread.

The word baby was die cut with an alphabet die set by Little B
that I ordered from several years back. 

The decorative papers are from an old Die Cuts With A View stack,
also ordered from 

The pink paper is a note card I cut apart from an old
 set of blanks with matching envelopes I bought from Target. 

I'm happy with the way the simplified version of what I started to make
turned out. Plus, it doesn't require extra postage as my original would have!

Thanks for looking =) 

I'm entering my card in the current 
Anything Goes Challenge at 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

50th Anniversary Card

I LOVE this new embossing folder I bought myself last May ! We R Memory Keepers Next Level Embossing Folder, Bouquet. I haven't bought myself new craft supplies or even looked at what is new in the crafting world for some time. Having been given a gift card to Amazon for Christmas, I decided to start making a wish list. This popped up when I was searching for something else. I clicked the link and was sold ! I really like the various levels of dimension.

All supplies used to make this Golden Anniversary card for relatives of mine,
other than the embossing folder and craft paints, were from Stampin'  Up!
  Very Vanilla and gold metallic card stocks
  Love letterpress plate
  assorted dies
  Simply Pressed clay and mold
  gold 5/8"organdy ribbon
  Encore gold metallic paint
  cream and gold acrylic craft paints
  birds and swirls embossing folder (I forgot about that one!), Cuttlebug

I'm entering my card in the 
and one I've not played in for a while,

Thanks for looking =) 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Paint Dots Cards

More old craft kits I've put to use over the past few days :)
We've had record setting heat in our part of the world
and with no power for two days due to storm damage,
it was a good time to get crafty. 

I bought these "paint dot by symbol" cards and
dimensional paper paints at Big Lots long ago.
They are printed with dots and dashes with different
patterns in them to signify what colors to use.
The paints are in squeeze tubes with fine tips.
They are thick, dimensional paints.

I made several of these cards back when I bought them.
They've since sat neglected as I got busier with the kids, etc 
then when I started making crafty things again, 
I was doing different types of crafty things.
Surprisingly, the new in package paints were still good,
 flowing easily to create the dots and dashes !
Because there is so much good paint leftover,
I will need to think of something else to make with it.....

This card features a rainbow,
so I am entering into the Retro Rubber challenge,
I added the stamped sentiment by
Stampin' Up! from 1997, making it 20 years old.
The set name is Everyday Expressions.

Thanks for looking =) 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Salty Kisses and Sandy Toes digi kit

I love the colors in this new kit by JMC Designs,
Salty Kisses and Sandy Toes. 
I've used the kit to create a facebook timeline cover,
a printable card front and a digi scrap page.
It is available at
Now through August 1st, 2017, you can pick up 
each portion of the kit for just $1.00 each ! 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Beautifully Simple 25th Anniversary Card

Today I'm sharing a 
special card I made for a long time email pen pal.

This is a large card and required extra postage. 
I mailed it an a bubble wrap envelope. 

I used a new to me 6" square embossing folder for the front.
We R Memory Keepers Next Level Embossing Folder, Bouquet
It has so much dimension ! 

The elements on the front are various supplies from my stash:
- the "2 5" was die cut from a piece of card stock that I had a misprint
on from a previous project, so I flipped it over and cut from the clean side.
- the white lace border with touches of shimmer has been in my
sewing stash for years. It's fun to use neglected sewing supplies
on craft projects. I used low temp hot glue to adhere it to the card front. 
- the 5/8" wide organdy ribbon was bought way back when
Stampin' Up! used to sell such ribbon.
- the flower with rhinestone center was part of a layering kit of 
floral pieces that I bought years ago at a yard sale. 

The inside:
I had printed the sentiment I created on my computer
for a previous project, but it was the wrong size so I never used it.
I finally had the perfect project to put that misprint to use.
I embossed along the top and bottom edges
(don't look too closely, I ran it through the wrong way 
so it is actually debossed!).

Because the card front is so large, I had to piece together
two pieces of silver metallic card stock to create the base.

I think this card would be neat as the center of a 12"x 12"
scrapbook page surrounded by small photos of the couple
over the years. Even placed off center with a couple larger photos
from the anniversary celebration. It could be framed and hung on the wall !

I'm entering my card in the 

Thanks for looking =) 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Hawaiian Summer digi kit

Above are a card front, facebook timeline cover
and a scrap page I made with this colorful
new summery kit by JMC Designs, Hawaiian Summer.
It is on sale until July 28th, 2017

Hawaiian Summer kit includes:
6 Cardstock - 12X12 300ppi
24 Patterned Papers - 12X12 300ppi
70 Unique Elements - Coconut Drink, Flamingo, Hula Boy, Hula Girl, Lights, 2 Masks, Netting, Palm, Pineapple, 3 Surf Boards, Tiki Hut, Tiki Light, Turtle, 4 Leaves, 11 Flowers, 2 Hearts, 2 Sand, Aloha WA, 6 Buttons, 3 Starfish, Sand Dollar, Shell, Water Frame, Sunglasses, Watermelon slice, Sun, 6 Ribbons, Scatter, Stitching, 6 Strings, 3 Swirls, 2 Waves

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Simple Scherenschnitte Unicorn Card

As I was cleaning and packing things to take up to my new craft room, 

I came across a simple Scherenschnitte kit I bought years and years ago.

When I was first married and started to get interested in crafting techniques,

I came across a small crafting magazine and subscribed to it. I don't recall the name,
but it was small in dimension, featuring traditional type crafts such as  paper quilling, 
tatting, knitting and the like.

This magazine also had lots and lots of ads to buy things (probably more 

advertisements than projects actually!). I fell for a few of them.
One of which was this very simple paper cutting, or Scherenschnitte, kit.
It sat in a box all of this time because I really didn't know what to do
with the paper cut silhouette images way back when and had since 
forgotten about having the kit until packing up stuff.

After getting everything set up in the new craft room, the first crafty thing

I did was cut out those silhouettes. Seriously. Just because. 

Fast forward a couple of weeks to my seeing the newest challenge at 

Retro Rubber, somewhere over the rainbow, and I knew what I wanted to make with the unicorn image. Problem was, there wasn't going to be any stamping on my card because I have no rainbow images. I originally thought about cutting paper strips to make a rainbow or even a starburst design. (which would have been a neat look I think, but I've not made one of those yet and wasn't feeling up to the challenge/time commitment today). In the end decided to keep it simple. I used this watercolor-y rainbow looking paper from DCWV and added a rubber stamped greeting from Itty Bitty Banners, Stampin' Up! (approximately 5 years old). 

The unicorn was run through a Xyron sticker maker. Remember those ?
Yes, I had to have one and I barely use it ;) It was still sticky !

It is attached to a tag that I hand cut with a paper trimmer.

A piece of rainbow colored organdy ribbon is hot glued to the top of the tag.

I hand colored portions of the rubber stamp with water based markers,
stamped it, cut it out then added additional colors with pencils. Teeny paper
punch circles of orange card stock are glued to the ends, brad like. 

Back side of the pattern, after trimming it out
and applying the Xyron sticker glue

Paper from the kit
showing the other images

Lastly, I decided to put a new nail hole in my recently
refinished/repainted walls of the new craft room. Eek !
My daughter bought this poster for me quite
some time ago. Now that I had a wall large enough
to hang it, I did . It is a 24"x 36"poster !
It filled in that corner of the room nicely. 

Thanks for looking =) 

I'm entering my card in the 
Retro Rubber.   RRCB67

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Rainbow Colored Christmas Card

I wouldn't normally think to make such a card for Christmas, but I was inspired by two current challenges I follow to use rainbow colors. I like it, all bright and sparkly, reminiscent of Christmas lights !

Part of the Retro Rubber Challenge is to tell how old our stamps are (they must be over a year old).
I had to do some sleuthing for the "celebrate" stamp because there was no year on it. I do know I've had it well over a year (okay, I must fess up, more like a decade!) in my collection.

It says "D.O.T.S." on the side of it. I googled that and from what I could find, it was a rubber stamp company that became Close To My Heart in the year 2000. So I'd venture to say that stamp is at least 17 years old.  It was heat embossed in black on water color paper then I colored each letter in with markers and a bit of water. There were little dots around the word, so I added rhinestones to them. 

"the season" was created with Snap Stamps (Small Casual), individual letters that you snap into place to create your own words.  I really like those stamps and wish I had bought more styles of them than the two I have. There is a copyright on the package from 2005, so they are about 12 years old. Wow, doesn't seem like it was that long ago I bought them. Time flies.

The banner was hand cut then attached with a red eyelet. I should have used a rhinestone brad!

I ran Stickles Diamond glitter glue around the edge of the top panel. 

The challenges I am entering are
Retro Rubber -Somewhere Over The Rainbow  RRCB67
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Rainbow Colors CCT14
Through The Craft Room Door July 18-24 Anything Goes
EDITED TO ADD: My card was chosen as a Top 3 at TTCRD ! Honored to be chosen from so many terrific entries!

Thanks for looking =)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Doodles Birthday Card

Using up some scraps to create a fairly simple birthday card .
All stamp images from Stampin' Up! ,  Doodle This
I'm entering this card in the new challenge at Use Your Stuff, #272 Color Splash.

Thanks for visiting today :)

Monday, July 17, 2017

Digi Scrap Freebies

As an affiliate for My Memories ( STMMMS23251 ), I am able to offer you 
limited time freebies for your digital scrap booking. 

Two such freebies are available today until July 23rd, 2017.
Follow the links and sign up for a free account to download them.
No purchase necessary and you don't even need the software to use them!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Rolodex Special Days Reminder

The July Anything Crafty Goes challenge at 
Love To Craft is now live ! 

This month I'm sharing an altered off brand "rolodex".

For some of you this is probably an old project idea,
but for myself and perhaps many others, 
it is a new idea to us project !
Something I've not seen before. 

I happened across this kit at a church yard sale earlier
this year. I had no idea what it was, but noticed all of 
the pieces of ribbon, paper and embellishments in it.
I decided to buy it to see what it was.
When I got it home and opened the package, 
I discovered that it was an entire kit with basic
instructions to alter a "rolodex" file. 

What fun it was to put together,
deciding which bits and pieces to
use with which papers! 
I did add a few of my own do-dads.

Yes, this was a time consuming project,
but I made it more so than it had to be.

This was the kit.

I made larger divider pages because I didn't like
the look of the month titles on the small dividers. 
Plus, I thought they were too flimsy.
I made my own pattern then cut them out of  
card stock I had in my stash.
I covered them with the decorative papers
that were in the kit.

Below are images of each of the dividers.

Another view of the finished project !

Thanks for looking =) 

Be sure to visit 
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and to share your crafts with us !

I'm entering my project in the
Anything Goes Challenge for the week of July 11th
at Through The Craft Room Door
July Anything Goes at
Crafting By Designs
and lastly
 July Anything Goes at
Mix It Up Challenge Blog