Saturday, June 29, 2013


Hey Ya'll!  I just received a new stamp set from CTMH on Wednesday and couldn't wait to use it! Part of the proceeds from the sale of this stamp set goes to the USO. It has several images and sentiments in the set, and I chose the Statue of Liberty. My Grandson looked it up to see what it was made of and it is a metal alloy with copper. It said that the blue/green tint that it has comes from the water, so I tried to mimic that and mixed up three different colors of embossing powder to get the color. You can't quite see the blue/green too much in the photo, so if I do this again I will have to add more blue and green to the mix. I used Perfect Pearls to fill it in. I'll be back in a few days with another patriotic card that is in the works right now. Have a beautiful day where ever you are and thanks for looking!

 Supplies- Statue of Liberty, stars and sentiments: CTMH "Home of the Brave" constant campaign, Background paper: K & Co. "Americana", Perfect Pearls copper, Glitter ribbon: from my stash

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Hey everyone! I have a 4th of July card for you today. I went to visit a friend the other day and we were playing around with a stamp set and a die that I had never used and this is the result. I stamped the fireworks for the background and used glitter paint for the sparkle. I cut the flag in red then cut the small blue square and used my gell pen to draw on some stars. Then I backed the whole thing with a piece of  white and distressed it a little with some ink. Please ignore the dark spot at the bottom of the inside. It's just my stamp on the back shining through :). Thanks for looking!

Supplies- Flag: Tim Holtz Alterations die "Old Glory", Fire works, stars, and sentiment: Close To My Heart stamp set "American Celebration", Inside sentiment: Hampton Art, Glitter: Scribbles 3-D paint "Sparkle".

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Quilled Garden

Hello everyone! It is such a beautiful day here, sun shining, not too hot, nice breeze blowing, it reminded me of this card that I never shared with you.  Recently  my friends Gale and Sarah have been quilling snowflakes( which I showed them how to do) and now they are hooked! I myself had forgotten how addictive Quilling is and how much I enjoyed doing it. So anyway, we decided to do some flowers to go on a card and this is the result of my morning of the playdate a couple of weeks ago. I also added some "clouds" using a technique I found on a Stampin' Up blog. I'm sorry I don't remember which one , but I have it posted on my Card Technique board on This was a first try for this technique, and I think it turned pretty good. We also made a cute little grasshopper and the fence was cut from a die. Thanks for looking and Happy First Day Of Summer tomorrow!
Supplies- Fence: Tim Holtz Alterations die "On the Fence", Grass: Martha Stewart punch, Label: Stampin' Up "Modern Label" punch.

Thursday, June 13, 2013


Hello everyone! I'm back to show you a Father's Day card that I made for my Dad. He's getting on up there in the age department(thank God!) so when I saw a version of this card at Paper Craft Connections I knew it would be perfect for him. All the papers, the embossed car(which I fussy cut), and the spinner are from CTMH. I also embossed the mat with a Cuttlebug folder. I hope all of you are ready and not as rushed as I feel for Father's Day. It seems to have snuck up on me between all the doctor, dentist and eye doctor appointments I have had the last couple of weeks. Some times I feel like I don't know whether I'm  "comin' or goin' " as they say here in the South. Anyway, have a happy day and thanks for looking!
Supplies- CTMH: Cruisin' Workshop on the Go and spinner, Cuttlebug: Diamond Plate folder, Stampendous: Embossing powder Detail Black

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Brag book

Hey Ya'll! Just a quick share today to show you  a brag book my upline Shirley Ross showed me how to make using Flip Flaps which can be purchased from Close To My Heart. The white frame are leftover pieces from another project using the Artiste Cartridge (innies), and the small vellum flowers were made with a punch I recently purchased. This came together pretty quickly, but now I have to buy some more Flip Flaps to finish off the book! It's always somethin' isn't it? Just another excuse to purchase more "STUFF"!! Anyway I hope you enjoy, and thanks for peeking!