Saturday, January 6, 2018

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2018! We are submerged in a deep freeze-records being broken from 159 years ago! Yay! All I can say is thank goodness rubber can withstand the cold! Our stamps are safe! 

To start the year,  I volunteered to sponsor a birthday box that gets sent to a school in North Spirit Lake. I included all kinds of goodies and treats to help the birthday celebration. The child I sponsored was a 13 year old boy. 

Here is what I sent:

And if you peek way up at the corner, you will see my card.
I know the boy on the card is a bit young, but I hope he won’t mind. 

Here is a closer look at the card:

I want to show you the metallic finish on the gaming console! 

I hope the kids at North Spirit Lake have a great birthday celebration! It was my pleasure!

Sunday, September 24, 2017


Hello! I have been working very hard on reclaiming my living room. I am not sure if I mentioned but I have been partaking being part of the sandwich generation. As a result I have been cleaning out a relatives house and dealing with possessions. It's been a long 5 months. My updates here have slowed but I hope that will change soon. 

Today I need to step to paradise. And so I offer you thx following card:

This is made with Heartfelt stamps and papers. I love the bright colors! 

Of course you can see I added glitter on the card. What's a card without glitter? Huh? 

My bird of paradise! Please come home soon!
Wishing everyone out the happiness. See you again soon. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Lovely as a tree!

Stampin up's Lovely as a Tree is a timeless stamp set and perfect for my latest project. This is sure to be part of my next class. 

I used the technique called Northern Lights. The colors of ink I used were: strawberry slush, tempting turquoise, daffodil yellow, tangerine twist and a bit of pomegranate. 
For the sky I used Night for f Navy, and old olive  for the ground. 

Using Lovely as a tree, I stamped once full strength then stamped again stamping off on scrap paper first. 

I had so much fun I did additional variations and as you can see, no two are the same! 

For this one, I skipped the green grass to give it more of a winter feel. I added some " snowball ribbon" to enhance the winter effect. 

And finally, well, I just went nuts!

I added layers of ripped paper for snow, glitter of course, and die cuts to create a full on winter scene! The die cuts are from impression obsession. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Sly Gray fox

But cute as a button! 

This fox was created using, what else!; but the fox builder punch! The snowflakes are from the Seasonsl layers thinlets set , and the paper is from the Color theory paper pack. 

The Seasonal thinlets set is very versatile and likely to become one of my favs!

Have a look:

A closer view: 

Have s great Monday! 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Have you seen a pumpkin spice ad?

I have! For cheerios! I hope I can find some.
This means that fall is coming. (Insert pouty face!) The pouty face is just because that means another summer has come and gone. But truthfully fall is my favorite season.

I bought a Halloween mystery box from Kraftin Kimmie and this stamp was included. I think she is gorgeous and there are a lot of posting of different cards using this stamp happening right now!

I did this one with pencil crayons and glitter. You always have to add glitter! Otherwise why craft?  This is a bit closer shot:

I have to show you left and right so you can see the effects. 

Now, back to the current season! Enjoy!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Birthday Memories

If today is your day, Happy Birthday! 

I'm just playing with the paper pack from Stampin Up called, what else? Birthday memories! 

I made a fold out card and used a sheet that showed a birthday parade. I cut it carefully so that the characters I wanted were placed where I wanted them! 

As you can see, I cut out some characters too and layered them up for better support. 

This is the inside. Lots of room left for personal birthday greetings. 

These characters were also cut out. On a plain background they add more fun!

So, if it's your day, I'm sending you a parade! 
Have a great day!

The Easter Bunny was here! Months ago!

Oh my! A post sitting in draft! Oops! 

I was  getting into the spirit of spring freshness with flowers and Easter bunnies I created some Easter cards. These were offered in a past class. 

I featured the box card, the z card and the z-box card! Below is the z-box card!

I used the Chicks stamp set from the sale-a-bration catalogue, along with  embossing folder, and the.  Stamp set for the daffodils. 


As you can see, the card is your regular z card, but with some added partitions to decorate and give it the box card feel! Imagine the possibilities!

As I catch up the on some posts, I hope you enjoy this one today! It's never too late to replenish your stash for the next holiday! 

Have a great day!