Thursday, January 31, 2019

Happy I Do Day Card

The new to me embossing folder makes
such a simple and elegant card !

Silver metallic ink, glitter card stock, glitter "glue",
satin ribbon and dimensionals finish off the embossed base.

Thanks for looking, have a great day:) 

Brrrr, stay safe and warm out there, friends !
We saw record setting temps of -28 below wind,chills yesterday,
still very cold out there today. 
In just a couple of days we'll be seeing 60 degree temps.
Spring fever will be hitting. Crazy ! 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Gorgeous 3D Botanical Embossing Folder

I recently received a $10 electronic "debit card" reward to spend. I thought I could use it as a partial payment towards a new chair mat for my craft room, but the online store would't accept it for partial payment. So what could I find for $10 online that I could actually use and it wouldn't cost just as much to ship ? Amazon to the rescue! I found this stunning embossing folder for $7.99 and it was shipped free with their Prime feature! I've never heard of these folders before, sometimes online shopping and "suggested items for you" works well ;)

Sizzix 662716 3-D Texture Fades Embossing Folder Botanical

These are much thicker than regular embossing folders,
so you will need to adjust your embossing machine "sandwich". 

Here is the first thing I made with it,
a simple sympathy card

I used old paints I had on hand to create it,
brushing on the teal glaze then lightly
rubbing on the gold with my finger.
I started with black card stock.
NOTE: I think the moisture from the paints
made the embossing relax a bit,
it doesn't seem to be as bold now. 

The white test piece had silver rubbed onto it:

Stop by tomorrow to see the wedding card I made.

Thanks for looking, have a great day :) 

Embossed Love Card

This is a stepped up version of the card I shared yesterday.
I even embossed velvet ribbon with an embossing folder !
The image on this card has been heat embossed.
I discovered that it loses the detail of the image doing that, though.

Thanks for looking , have a great day :) 

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

My card was chosen as a CAS favorite at ! 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Simple Love card

This was a quick card to make:
-emboss background with an embossing folder
-layer onto slightly larger card base
-stamp and cut out heart image
-add white highlights with a gel pen
-adhere to card
-hot glue on roses made from ribbon

I think I'll make a fancier version of this card
to put back for a wedding card......

All supplies used, other than the roses, were from Stampin' Up!
Love Always stamp set- 2001

Thanks for looking =) 

Somehow I missed submitting my card for the last (black and white) challenge at Retro Rubber,
but not this time ! I am going to do it right now - and make certain that the linky works !

I'm entering my card in the current challenge at
Retro Rubber Challenge - Ribbons of Love 

Monday, January 28, 2019

Congrats on Your Engagement Card

All supplies used (other than the glitter)
are oldies from Stampin' Up!

We, as much of the country is, are in for some really cold 
temperatures this week !
Followed by a taste of early spring ! Crazy ! 

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Tall Stork Baby Card

All supplies used (other than the plaid ribbon)
are oldies from Stampin' Up!

This is the last of the new baby cards I made
for my Mom to choose from.
The leftovers are now in stock.

An engagement card is coming up next
then I plan on making a few
sympathy cards as I've already needed two this year.
All that I made last year have been used :(

Thanks for looking , stay warm ! 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Cute Giraffe Baby Card

More scraps being put to use for another baby card.
This one is mail friendly - and not pink! 

I used a tag that wasn't die cut properly,
adding a scalloped edge to the bottom
where it should have had rounded corners like the top. 
The yellow scallop is glitter paper, but it doesn't show in the photo.

Rubber stamp image by Stampin' Up!,
water colored with ink from my pads and a water brush.

Thanks for looking, have a great day !

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Sweet Pink Baby Card

Awwww,  I like how this card turned out using up more scraps
and an old button from my sewing stash. 

The little bear button was somewhat scary looking, 
but I used a Sharpie marker to add 
eyes and a nose to improve it. 

It has hand stitched through the knot of the polka dot organdy bow.
The new mommy could take if off of the card
and use it somehow, to make a hair bow for example. 

Rubber stamp image and matching punch by Stampin' Up!
Papers from Die Cuts With A View.

I have a couple more baby cards to share still,
I was on a roll. Mom had asked me to make one
for her to send for a shower, but I couldn't make just one ! 
I had to give her options, after all ;) 

Thanks for looking , have a great day !

I've entered my card in the anything goes challenge at

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Thoughts of You Mustang CARd

I made this birthday card for an uncle
and since it is black and white,
I'm entering it in the current challenge

Stampin' Up! stamps:
Highways and Byways (2003)
Antique Autos (2001)
Thoughts of Father (2009)

The Mustang image is from Rubbernecker stamps
and I've had it for a year now, gifted to me by a friend.

Thanks for looking, have a great day =)

Monday, January 21, 2019

One Little Baby Card

Yet another simple baby shower card.
I'm going to make another one in blue to keep on hand.

The stamp images, card stocks, inks, stampin' pastels, papers 
and punches were from Stampin' Up! , but are all long retired now. 

Thanks for looking =) 

I was lucky enough to see the Super Blood Wolf Moon last night -
and it was over freshly fallen snow!
So pretty - and so cold!!!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Bluebirds Digi Kit

Today I'm sharing more digital projects I've made recently
as the design team member for JMC Designs.
I previously mentioned I've been busy so far this year,
although not many projects have been shared yet.
All in good time, friends :) 

Think Spring with the new digi kit, Bluebirds, by JMC Designs
now available at Plain Digital Wrapper!
It is on sale for $3.00 through Jan 26th, 2019.

Read to the end of this post to find a link to a free matching mini kit.
I used the mini to create the facebook timeline cover.

The Bluebirds kit contains:

Full Alphabet 
18 Cardstock 12X12 300ppi 
80 Elements - berries, 4 birds, birdhouse, 4 buttons, 5 feathers, feather stamp, 10 flowers, 9 leaves, nest, banner, birdhouse hanger, bow, charm, frame, 3 hearts, 4 ribbons, 2 scatters, splatter, staple, star, 3 stitches, 4 strings, 3 tags, 2 washi tapes, wire hearts 
24 Patterned Papers 12X12 300ppi

Matching accents pack add on on sale for $1.50 thru 1/26/2019:

49 Elements one in each color of palette and wordart 
acrylic hearts, metal feathers, tabs, wooden birds, 2 branches, wooden flowers, 4 wordart

Be sure to visit Jodi's blog for a free mini kit!

Thanks for looking, have a great day! 

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Blush Baby Footprints Card

A third baby shower card I made recently.
This one is more time intensive than the two previously shared.

All supplies used were from Stampin' Up!
except the sentiment inside which I
created on my computer and printed out.

The pink color looks a bit odd because it is
actually some old Blush Blossom I have.
Going Gray was also used.

Yes, that is real stitching on the front panel.

Stamps: I'm Here, Riveting and Little Feet wheel

Thanks for looking =) 

I'm entering my card in the anything goes challenge at Through The Craft Room Door

Friday, January 18, 2019

Pink Elephant Baby Card

This is the second card I made for an upcoming baby shower.
Another pretty simple one and using up some scraps.

I chose to use an elephant (DD Noah stamp set)
on this card because the crib
bedding has elephants on it.

The rubber stamp images and ink are from Stampin' Up!

Background paper scrap, unknown

Plaid paper used for the medallion, DCWV

Texturz plate polka dot, hand cut banners

Thanks for looking =) 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Simple Rubber Ducky Card

We have a baby shower coming up,
so I whipped up a few cards for my Mom to choose from.
This is the first one, a fairly simple one.
The image and inks are from Stampin' Up!
I made a simple cloud mask to sponge 
light blue ink over the create the sky.
A google eye was added for fun.

DD Rubber Duck stamp set

Thanks for looking =) 

Monday, January 14, 2019


I found this calendar at a church fundraiser yard sale last year.
I thought it was a neat idea.

It is dated from 2008.
January and February
(until the 29th) will work this year,
but nothing beyond that since 2008 was a leap year. 
 I'll use it in my craft room for a couple of months.
then dismantle it to repurpose the parts.
I could print out new calendar pages.......

It is two pieces of 12 x 12 chipboard covered with
decorative papers and embellishments.
The calendar is printed on 8 1/2 x 11 card stock. 
I added the photograph under the clear acetate at the top.

Thanks for looking, have a great day !

Thursday, January 10, 2019

It's Cold Outside Digi Kit

December 2018 template challenge at PDW

July 2018 template challenge at PDW

Yes, things have been quiet here on my blog
so far this year. 
Although I have less design team duties,
 I am still working on crafty things almost daily.
I've been busy working on digital (4 completed)
and paper scrapbook pages (20 completed) plus choosing
digital photos to print for albums.
Some will be shared eventually.
Still chipping away at that massive project
I started last new year!

These are the first projects to share this year 
as a design team member for JMC Designs.
They were created for the fun new winter 
set of digi packs, It's Cold Outside.

Plain Digital Wrapper (PDW)

Each pack is on sale for just $1.00 for a limited time! 

It's Cold Outside digi pack contents:

58 Elements - arrow, 4 buttons, chair, 2 cups cocoa, fireplace, 8 flowers, frame, 7 glitter hearts, hat, 2 hearts, kettle, 3 leaves, mittens, cocoa packet, 4 ribbons, scarf, scatter, 5 snowflakes, 5 glittered snowflakes, staples, 2 stitching, 3 strings, whipped cream 
18 FREE wordart

24 Patterned Papers 
Plus 7 FREE cardstock

14 Glittered Papers - 2 designs 

8 Journal Cards