Friday, December 27, 2013

Robot Love

     This is a Cricut card that I made for Valentines Day,  I think it turned out so cute.  Cards for boys can be tricky but this one turned out really well.  The cartridge I used was "Robotz" and he was cut out at 3 inches.  I used Bassill card stock. in red black and gray.  Some black and white patterned paper I had in the scrap paper drawer.  The hearts are from a Cuttlebug Die/Embossing set "Love Always" and I used a gold gel pen to highlight the words on them. The Embossing folder I used was a Darcie folder named "Swirl". The card is an A2 size in black. The mat is 4 x 5 1/4 in red.  The band is cut at 5 1/4 x 2 1/4 in black and 5 1/4 x 2 in polka dot.  The large mat is 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 at bottom 2 3/4 at top. Then embossed with Darci. Striped paper is cut at 3 1/2 x 3  /12 at bottom and 2 1/2 at top,

Mechanics of Love

     As always have a great day.  Thank you for stopping by and taking a  look.  I hope you enjoy the card and please feel free to leave a comment.  

Monday, December 23, 2013

Beach Bum

     Hello everyone I am tired of Christmas cards, so I decided to post a beach scene.  This is not Stampin Up and I did not use the Cricut.  I did use the Cuttlebug as an embosser and Die cutter.  This is a shaker card.  One of my favorites.  I love using the sand, I think it makes this card.  I also used a die cut starfish in with the sand as a point of interest.  I used the Gamasol technique with pencils to color in the stamped image.  The flip flops are an EK success punch.  I truly hope you like it.  It is very different than what you are used to seeing from me.  This would be very easy to replicate with Stampin Up products. 

Day at the Beach

       This is a A2 size card 5 1/2x4 1/4.  I used the Oval framelits of three sizes. The clear celaphane was from the back of a stamp set.  The stamped image was adhered to the celaphane with foam tape, and it made a complete seal so that the sand doesn't shake out.  Glue dot the celephane on the card first, then place foam tape all along the edge of celephane, put small amount of sand and starfish in center of celephane, remove backing from tape and place stamped image on tape.  Tah-Dah a shaker card.  Hope you enjoy the card.

Have a creative day.


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

More Thanks

    These two are takes on two cards I have done before, so I hope that you like them.   By the Tide one, I feel like is much more my color style, compared with the one I had posted previously.  Please remember to send Thank You cards out to all of your family in this season of giving  just to let them know you are thankful for all the thoughtful gifts.  I truly believe that in this world of text and email, a handmade card shows someone that they are worth your time and energy, and that still means something.

Sweet Reminders

  • Pistachio Pudding, Very vanilla card stock
  • DSP Venetian Romance
  • Elegant Embossing Folder
  • Soft Suede, Pistachio Pudding, and Island Indigo ink
  • Perfectly Penned and Summer Silhouettes,French Foliage, and Lots of Thanks stamp sets
  • Elegant Butterfly Punch
  • Island Indigo Ribbon
  • Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds
     Cut Very Vanilla at 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 and 3/8 x 2 (for small flag), Pistachio Pudding at 4 1/4 x 11 (score  5 1/2) and two 2 3/8 x 4 3/8,  two DSP at 2 1/4 x 4 1/4. Emboss largest Very Vanilla piece, and with dauber ink edges of Very vanilla and DSP pieces. On lightest DSP Stamp in Soft Suede flower stems and then in Island Indigo stamp flower tops.  Stamp greeting in Soft Suede above flower.  Assemble the two DSP panels.  On the panel with flowers tie ribbon on lower portion. Then on Very Vanilla strip Take stamp from Lots of Thanks and just ink (so much) on the stamp with Island Indigo marker and stamp it on the left side of 2 inch strip leaving enough room to make a pennant cut. Attach to DSP panel with flowers even with ribbon.  On scrap piece of Very Vanilla stamp with French Foliage stamp using Pistachio Pudding and Island Indigo ink randomly stamp area big enough to use butterfly punch, then ink edges with Soft Suede. Assemble card as shown above no dimensionals are used just tape.  Then with glue pen dot the flower tops randomly then sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds.  Attach butterfly and your done.

An Ocean of Thanks

  • Very Vanilla, Soft Suede card stock
  • Soft Suede, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, and Island Indigo ink
  • DSP Venetian Romance
  • Embossing Folders Chevron
  • Crystal Effects, Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds
  • Brad and Eyelets
  • Crop-a-dile

     Cut Very Vanilla at 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, 1/2  x  3 1/2, and 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 (for oval framelit), Soft Suede 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (score 4 1/4) and 4 x 3, DSP 3 7/8 x 2 7/8 and 3/4 x 3 7/8. Emboss largest piece of Very Vanilla.  Stamp coral with Pistachio Pudding ink, and sea horses with Crisp Cantaloupe ink. Using Island Indigo marker dot eyes of sea horse.  Center in 3 in Oval framelit and cut out.  Next stamp greeting on banner with Crisp Cantaloupe.  Ink all edges of Very Vanilla and DSP.  In upper right hand corner place three eyelits.  Assemble DSP panel put light colored DSP on the bottom third of panel.  Now with glue pen trace some of the coral lines the sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds and let dry 10 minutes.  After dry lay on card and mark with pencil where banner should go then punch hole and place brad through both.  Now place oval on card with dimensionals and put some on end pf pennant. After card completely assembled take the Crystal Effects and make small bubbles coming from sea horses and also cover eyes for raised bubble effect.

I hope you enjoy these cards any hope that you will adapt them to your needs.  Enjoy the Holidays.   As always for any or all of the supplies contact my BFF  at her website on Stampin Up

Thank you for your time and support .

Sassy Salutations

     Good afternoon all,  today I made my Christmas cards for my neighbors.  The card that I made was one of those happy accidents, and I just love the way it turned out.  It was very simple and quick to mass produce so I hope that it will inspire you to make some cards for neighbors or family &  Friends.

Lovely Christmas

  • Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Crumb Cake ink
  • Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White Cardstock
  • DSP  Season of Style
  • 1 1/4 in Burlap Ribbon, Linen Thread
  • Simply Pressed Clay Button (colored after drying: Cherry Cobbler marker)
  • Candy Cane Stripe Embossing Folder  (Cuttlebug)
  • Sassy Salutations, Lovely As a Tree Stamp Sets

     Whisper White cut at 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 and 4 1/8 x 5 3/8, DSP  cut at 3 1/4 x 3 3/4, Cherry Cobbler cut at   5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (score at 4 1/4) and 3 3/8 x 3 7/8 and 2 3/8 x 4 3/8. First use embossing folder on largest piece of Whisper White. Then with Old Olive ink and the large pine tree from (Lovely As a Tree), stamp the first impression on left side of smallest Whisper White card stock then before you re-ink it stamp second tree repeat process for other two trees to complete the look as above.  Then using Cherry Cobbler ink stamp your Sassy Salutation just right of center. I then inked the edges with Crumb Cake ink on DSP and Whisper White.  I used the cheater method for the burlap and made 1 inch loop and taped to back on each side.  The first layer is adhered with two sided tape the greeting layer is raised with dimensionals.  The button was colored in with Cherry Cobbler marker and the linen thread was loop through and a bow tied. The photo corner was an embelishment that I had lying around.

    I had quite a few request for more detailed instructions on my cards so I hope that this has been helpful.  If you have any questions, requests or comments please leave below and I will answer as quickly as I can.
  As always for any or all of the supplies contact my BFF  at her website on Stampin Up
 Have a great time creating.  I have to go deliver the cards now. Bye Bye.

Thank you for your continued support.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Very Merry Layout

     Hello my fellow card makers, it has been a little while since my last post.  I have been out of town and working when in town.  This past weekend my BFF and I worked on some Christmas cards for our office to send out.  This one was super easy but really turned out well and I believe it is the simple layout that makes it so special.  I really hope that you all like it and remember that this can be adapted for any occasion or holiday.

Winter Flurry

  • Smoky slate, Whisper White, Pool Party paper
  • Pool Party, Smoky Slate and Versa mark Ink
  • DSP Winter Frost
  • Endless Wishes Photopolymer Stamp set
  • 2 1/2 Circle Punch
  • Silver glitter and Glue Pen
     Cut your Pool party paper 1 1/4 x 4 1/4, DSP 2 x 5 1/2, Smoky Slate 4 1/4 x 11(score @ 5 1/2).
on Pool party randomly stamp the two small snow flakes in Pool Party ink, then ink edges.  Ink edges of DSP.  Stamp snow flakes on whisper white in Pool Party, and words in Smoky Slate.  Ink edges of circle in Pool Party ink, then take glue pen and in center of each snow flake and on the ends of large  snowflake make a glue dot then sprinkle with glitter and tap off excess. Before assembly Take all thre snow  flakes and with versa mark ink stamp on right side of card as shown above.

Beachy Christmas

  • Cherry Cobbler, Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla cardstock
  • Brown Sugar and Cherry Cobbler ink
  • DSP Season of Style
  • Linen Thread
  • 2 1/2 circle punch
  • Wetlands Stamp Set
     Follow the same directions as above except instead of glitter tie a bow out of linen thread and glue to a place on the circle you like.

     This goes to show you how one easy layout can produce a differnt look with just different paper and color scheme. As always for any or all of the supplies contact my BFF  at her website on Stampin Up .  Have a great week. Enjoy creating and please leave a comment if you have questions.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Thanks and more thanks

    Hello all I am so sorry it has been awhile since my last post but I had keyboard problems and had to bite the bullet and by a new one.  The cards that I have for you today are going to some wonderful people that have been helping my son through a very tough time in his life.  being a card maker the best way in which I can show my gratitude is by creating  a card that shows them how very much I appreciate their dedication and hard work.

     The following cards are a few that I have come up with they are all Stampin Up creations, I hope that you all enjoy them half as much as I enjoy making them.  It is a great escape for me and relaxes me to get in my craft room and create so enjoy.

Delightful Dahlias

  • Daffodil Delight, island Indigo, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso Card Stock
  • Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade Ink
  • Dazziling Diamonds
  • DSP Tea for Two
  • Darice Embossing folders Crackle, and Dot
  • Stamp sets: Regarding Dahlias, Perfectly Penned, Lots of Thanks.
  • Butterfly punch

Thanks a Boat Load

  • Whisper White, Pool Party, Soft Suede card stock.
  • DSP: Sweet Shop
  • Pool Party, and Soft Suede, Crumb Cake Ink
  • Darice embossing folder Crackle, and Sizzix embossing folder Tim Holtz alterations Woodgrains
  • Antique Brad
  • Stamp sets: The Open Sea, and Lots of Thanks.

Oceans of  Gratitude

  • Whisper White, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake card stock.
  • DSP: Birds of a Feather
  • Raspberry Ripple, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, Crumb Cake ink
  • Oval framelits
  • Stampin Up embossing folder Fancy Fan
  • Button and Bakers Twine
  • Stamp Sets: By the Tide, and Lots of Thanks

As always I thank you for looking. Any and all of the supplies used can be found at my BFF's Stampin Up website . Have a wonderful day.  Go and be creative.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Whats Cookin'

     This is a set of cards that would be great to send your mother or aunt or even grandmother just has a good old fashion feel.  They were both made with the Cricut cartridge "From My Kitchen" both cut at 3 1/2 in.  I used glitter paper for refrigerator. Cuttlebug folders for texture and ribbon and large metallic pearls for bling.  If  I don't go into detail enough just leave a comment and I will try to answer it.  But I always just post to give and share basic concepts and ideas for cards you can make.  Most of t he time I don't have the specific pattern of paper or name of stamp sets for the cricut card it I do I will put it.

Have a "Ice" Day

What's Cooking

As always thank you for stopping by and taking the time to look, These are both A2 size cards. I hope these inspire you to look and your cartridges in a new light and see all the possibilities they can bring.  Please leave a comment if you have any questions I will try to answer it ASAP.  Have a great day.


    I hope you all are not completely over my Thinlit obsession because I am not.  I have seen an elf but not Santa so here is my version. I truly hope you like it.


  • Thinlits Circle card 
  • "Crisp Cantaloupe or Blushing Bride",Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, Regal Rose and Pacific Point card stock.
  • Gumball Green Ink
  • Tags 4 You Stamp set
  • Blossoms Petal Builder and Label Bracket Punch
  • 3/4 in  to 2 1/2 in circles
  • Cuttlebug "Tiny Bubbles" and Darci "Crackle" embossing folders.

At the time I made him I used a Base color I had on hand for demo purpose so my skin color is not Stampin Up paper,  I do all demos in cheap paper then do in Stampin Up paper for Demo copy,  my BFF Becky has the Thinlit die or I would have done that with this guy.

Thank You as always for stopping by.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

By The Tide

     This layout was one that I really liked and thought that it would adapt to the By the Tide stamp set well.  I hope you like the way I used it.  I also used a technique that we learned in card club, with the glossy paper and embossing the image and then using sponge daubers to put the color to the paper.

Calm Seas

  • Marina Mist, Brown Sugar, Whisper White and Glossy card stock.
  • DSP Patterns Stack Subtles
  • Brown Sugar, Marina Mist ink
  • Embossing powder
  • Stampin Dimensionals

Thank you so much for all of your support and for stopping by.  For any or all of the supplies to make this or any Stampin Up card you can always use the demonstrator I use she just happens to be my BFF here is the link Becky Crain.

Dino Diva

    So I got back to the Cricut for a cute Dino card this one was made using the Cricut Lite cartridge Dino Play.  This is one of the cutest cartridges out there, and with a little imagination can be used for all occasions and both boys and girls.  My Dino Diva was cut at 3 in. and the plant from the same cartridge was cut at 4 in.  The background paper was by American Crafts a la Mode fondant. I used a recollections flower for her to add that extra Diva quality.  Googly eyes are a favorite of mine so you will see them a lot with my Cricut cuts. The sentiment was one of my many polymer stamps that I have of unknown makers.


Thank You so much for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


     These are some cards that I made after I came home from card club using the layouts we had worked with.  All of the materials are Stampin Up, I will give a full list of supplies at the end of each card.  I enjoy taking a layout and trying new and different things.  

Jump for Joy

  • Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla and Calypso Coral.
  • DSP This and That Epic Day 
  • Gumball Green, Basic Black, Basic Gray Ink
  • Stamp Sets Moving Forward, Create a Cupcake and Gorgeous Grunge.
  • Embossing folder Square Lattice
  • Scalloped Edge Punch, Word Window, 3/4 in.. 1 in., 2 1/4 in. Circle, and 2 1/2 in. Scallop 
The Base is cut at 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 (A2). Then Score at 1 1/2 in and 4 1/4 in. Do a mountain and valley fold.     The  Insert was cut at crumb cake 4 3/4  x  3 3/4.  the very vanilla 4 1/2  x  3 1/2.  The Daffodil Delight was cut at 5 1/2 x 4, and embossed.  The DSP was cut at 5 1/2 x 2 1/4.  I pop dotted the 2 frogs on the card.

Fall is Here

  • Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry and Very Vanilla card stock.
  • DSP Sweater Weather
  • Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky and Crushed Curry.
  • Linen Thread
  • Stamp Set French Foliage.
  • 3/4 in punch
 The Base is cut at 4 1/4 x 8 1/2. Then Score at 3in. The second card was cut at 6 3/4 x 3 1/2. Fold in half. The Crushed Curry mats were cut at 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 and 2 7/8 x 4 1/8. The Chocolate Chip mat is cut at       3 1/4 x 3 3/8 and the Very Vanilla was cut at 3 1/8 x 3 twice one for the inside.  The 2 DSP were cut at      5 1/4 x 4 and 2 3/4 x 4.

Thank you for stopping by and looking.  If you are interested in any of the supplies to make these cards you can contact my BFF she is a demonstrator, at Happy stamping as always enjoy yourself.

Sweater Weather

     Hey everyone I had a great time at card club this week and we made the cutest cards that I just had to show them to you.  I want to give credit where credit is due so above each card I will give the source my demonstrator gave me.  I hope you all love these cards as much as I do.

 Cased from Chat Wszelaki

 Cased from Linda Heller (Stamping School)

 From Founders Circle

They were so cute that I had to share them with you.
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Rough & Tough

   These are some of the cutest cards I have made for boys with the Paperdolls cartridges.  Little boys are much harder to make cards for in my opinion, but I really liked how these turned out.  I get so many requests from family and friends to make cute boy cards and I will be honest I struggle at times.  So when these turned out just like what I had imagined I was Pleased.

Snake Charmer

  This card was made using the Everyday Paper Dolls cricut cartridge.  The Face was stamped with Peachy Keen Stamps PK-490.  You know I love trinkets so I had the dragonfly charm, and the black pearls for the snake eyes. The 2 Cuttlebug folders used were "Mesh Texture" and "Leafy Branch"  His hat was embossed with a Sizzix folder named "Plaid" The Designer Paper was from COLORBOK  Patterened Pack "All Boy".


Gone Fish'in

This card was also made using Everyday Paperdolls.  The PK-490 was used again. I also used markers to highlight vest and fish.  The only bling for the card was bakers twine and 3 green sticker dots. The embossing folders were from Cuttlebug "Mesh Texture" and "Give a Hoot Cricut Companion".  The Designer Paper was from COLORBOK  Patterened Pack "All Boy".


I do a lot of cards for OWH and this was one of the cards I made to send to a soldier just to say thanks.   The character was cut out at 2.75 inches. I once again used the PK-490 stamps for the face.  The Cuttlebug embossing folder "Stars", and a star brad.  The Designer Paper was from COLORBOK  Patterened Pack "All Boy".   

The Everyday Paperdoll Cartridge is so versatile and so cute that I find myself using it quite a bit, I would call it a must have.   I truly hope that you enjoy these cards and to all my Cricut fans I will still keep posting cricut stuff on a regular basis, and may soon I will do a demo on youtube instead of all of my slide shows.

Thanks so much for stopping by see you soon.