Saturday, February 6, 2016


I found this cute idea on Pinterest.  Here is my version.

And the inside:

It was a little tricky cutting out the circle so that it was placed just right.  I printed these out on the Kraft but also again on printer paper so I could cut the paper and use that as a template to cut the Kraft.  Love the tiny circle in the Die-namics Circle Stax.
The puffy hearts were sent to me by a dear friend (thank you Karen).  "You" is cut out with a Simon Says die.  The monster, which I paper pieced, and the sentiment are Doodle Pantry.   The inside seemed a little too boring so I added a heart border cut with my Silhouette.
Won't these be cute for a couple of my grandsons?

Classy Cards and Such - love, red, pink
 Doodle Pantry - anything
Crafty Calendar - love
Stamplorations - CAS and red
Paper Creators - love
Cuttlebug Mania - cards for kids
Crop Stop - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
Dies R Us - love
Simon Wednesday - hearts

Friday, February 5, 2016

Puppy Love

There are so many adorable puppy stamps.  I am really drawn to them right now.
This cutie is by Stamping Dragon Designs.
For the first card above, I used the pre-colored digi.  The card is for our grandson's first birthday.  Sometimes it is fun to use colors that are not "baby colors" or even typical "boy colors".
The cardstock base is SU River Rock.  I backed the dotted circle with Kraft that I distressed with Tim Holtz Antique Linen distress ink.
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Darice Paws embossing folders.  Circle Stax and Spellbinder dies.
Sentiment is Scrappy Moms. 

This is another card I made using the same image and same layout. (I definitely like the first card better).  This puppy I colored with copics.  The fishtail banner is embossed with a Darice hearts embossing folder.
This one will go into a box for Send A Smile 4 Kids
Here is the sketch I used for both cards:

Cuttlebug Mania - cards for kids 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Valentine - First Year

As you know, I make Valentines for each family member.  We have a grandson turning 1 two days before Valentine's Day.  Not that he is going to care, but I made him one too, keeping it simple with no embellies that he can pull off and put in his mouth.
This cute bear is by Crafty Sentimens.  I cut it out and mounted it onto a circle cut with one of the Circle Stax dies, allowing his arms to hang over the cut.  The EF is Darice.  He is colored with Copics.  Hearts are punched from an embellishment strip - part of that strip is behind the image.

Sketch Saturday
Classy Cards and Such - love with pink hearts
Simon Wednesday - hearts
Cute Card Thursday - pink
Daily Marker - coloring challenge
Sweet Stampin - valentines
Paper Sweeties - color challenge
Dies R Us - love and hearts
Crop Stop - anything 
Cuttlebug Mania - cards for kids
Double D - pink hearts 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

WAW Guest

It is my honor to be the guest designer this week at Word Art Wednesday.  I can't begin to tell you how many of their verses, that are offered each week, I have downloaded and used.  Some on cards.  Some on 6 X 6 displays.
This is the verse for these next two weeks:

There are so many misconceptions about how we get to heaven but the truth is that only by believing in Jesus, the Son of God, and only because of His death and resurrection, will we receive eternal life.
Jesus is the only way.  He is the Truth.  He is the Giver of eternal life.
When making this card, I used a map and a compass to depict the WAY.  The  compass is a digital image by Handmade By Paula.  I put an antique gold brad in the middle.
There is a bi-weekly challenge at  Word Art Wednesday.  Check out all the eye candy and then play along.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Framed Shaker Card

Something fun and different.  That is what I wanted the Valentine cards to be this year.  I have been fascinated by shaker cards.  I made a couple but wanted to try to make one with a frame after I received this beautiful heart frame file by Bird for my Silhouette.

After working on this, I now know what not to do and what to do differently next time but it still turned out cute.  The window box is within the rectangle of the frame.  The box is then attached to the white folded cardstock. This way there is a gap between the hearts part of the border and the base.  I like that but next time I will size the cardstock and make the fold so that there is nothing behind the hearts.
The image is a pre-colored Dearie Dolls digital stamp.  I used some Gelly Roll Clear Star on the printed hearts and to outline the word Valentine.  Besides sequins, I threw in some of the hearts that were cut from the frame, adding some sparkle to those also. 

Di's Digi Designs - lots of red 
Die Cut Divas - love 
DLArt - valentine 
Word Art Wednesday - anything 
Paper Creators - love 
Simon Says Work It Wednesday - something new 
Classy Cards and Such - love/hearts

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Masculine Birthday Card

One more birthday card before I get back to the Valentines.
Send A Smile 4 Kids needs cards for children up to age 19 so I am trying to make cards for a variety of ages.  Cards for teens always give me trouble but I think this one would be acceptable for a boy in his teens.

I stamped the main image on a post it note, cut out the truck to use as a mask, then stamped the stripes with three colors.  After removing the mask, I stamped Mark's Finest Stamps image with a darker brown.  The sentiment is by Scrappy Moms.
Again I used the sketch at Stamplorations, mirroring the sketch because of the direction of the truck.
Stamplorations - sketch and cas
SAS4K - birthdays
Simon Wednesday - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
DLArt - January challenge

Friday, January 29, 2016


Taking a break from Valentines today, I made a few birthday cards for kids.

On the first card I stamped with black before coloring and cutting and for the second card, I stamped with brown.  I sure like the black better.  This is a rubber stamp by 2 Cute Rubber Stamps called Cowboy Kid that  I have had for ages.  So cute.  Or should I say "2" cute?
Happy Birthday sentiment is Scrappy Moms.  Paisley is SU.
After coloring the image with Copics, I cut it out with a MFT Circle Stax die.  Perfect size.
The sketch is Stamplortation

Tuesday Throwdown - anything
Simon Wednesday - anything
DLArt - January challenge
SAS4K - birthday
Stamploration - sketch and cas