Monday, December 29, 2014

Sweet Friend

Amuse stamp set Cup of Good Cheer
Amuse designer paper
Amuse cardstock
Neena cardstock
Copic markers
Doily -not sure of the source
Bling from my stash
One of my stamping besties sent me this stamp set from
Amuse, and I just love it. She also sent me
the doily which I love. I couldn't wait to
make a card with it all. She is such a sweet friend
and this card is going out to her.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Winter Stag

Winter Stag stamp set from Amuse, Merry Christmas
stamp from Gina K Designs Seasons Greetings stamp set,
cardstock from Amuse, designer paper from
The Paper Studio, Wink of Stella clear pen,
Spica pen, bling from my stash.
I just love this stamp set from Amuse. I had a little
difficulty figuring out how I was going to use it, but I
am pleased with this outcome.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Christmas Bells

Bazzill cardstock, Bell dies by Dee's Distinctively,
Gina K Design's Season's Greetings stamp set,
designer paper from The Paper Studio, star
halographic paper from Hot Off The Press,
ribbon from Gina K Designs, Glossy Accents.
This is another card for one of my co-workers. I thought
these bells were so pretty, and the halographic paper
made perfect trimming for them. It was simple
to make, did not take long, and I think it turned out
very pretty.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Happy Birthday Sister

Sisters stamp set from Stamping Sensations, cardstock
from Nina and Gina K Designs, layering papers and ribbon
 from Gina K Designs, shirt paper piecing from Paper
Wishes, Bazzill flowers, bling from my
stash, My Favorite Things stitched frame,
Copic markers, and Wink of Stella.
My sister's birthday is coming up in December and
I wanted to make a special card for her. I love this stamp
set, so decided to use it on an easel card.
You can't really see it online, but the polka dot shirt is
covered in Wink of Stella.
I am very pleased with the outcome.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Merry Christmas Shaped Card

Gina K Designs Seasons Greetings stamp set,
ribbon, and cardstock; Spellbinders die,
Glossy Accents, pearls from my stash,
Wink of Stella, and Ultra Clear tape.
I have been wanting to make a shaped card, so I used my
largest Spellbinders die to cut 2 pieces of cardstock the same size.
I had seen on You tube and Paper Wishes how to score
the top of the back piece of cardstock and tape
with Ultra Clear tape to assemble the card and allow
it to stand.
I love the effect of sponging the cardstock while still in place
with the die, it added such a warm look on this card.
I frequently have coffee with several different friends and
thought this would be a perfect card for one of them.
It was such fun to make.
Here is a picture of the inside of the card:

Friday, November 21, 2014

Seasons Greetings

Amuse cardstock and designer paper, Gina K Designs
Seasons Greetings stamp set, snowflake bling from my stash,
Spellbinders die, and Wink of Stella pen.
I have been working on my Christmas cards a lot lately.
I love this designer paper from Amuse and the
stamp set from Gina K Designs. I thought this would
make a good masculine Christmas card for one of
my co-workers. You can't see it much in the picture
but I did use Wink of Stella glitter pen on my snowflakes.
These snowflakes have been in my stash for years waiting for
the right project!
Love the outcome.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Grateful Heart Leaves

Designer papers from Paper Wishes, Wink of Stella
clear glitter pen, all other supplies from
Gina K Design Grateful Heart stamp kit.
I wanted to create a fall card for the Sketch Saturday
challenge, and I just loved these colors and images.
I also just got my Wink of Stella clear pen and
had been waiting to use it for a while.
I love the outcome, the leaves on the bottom look so real!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Good Coffee

Simon Says Stamp set Very Special, Taylored Expressions stamp
and die set Joe To Go, Bazzill red cardstock, stickers from
Stamp on It and butterfly sticker from my stash,
and different colors of Pallette ink.
I have been excitedly waiting to make a background with this
Chevron stamp and I think it turned out beautifully.
I also have been waiting for an opportunity to use this
coffee stamp and die set. I have a number of friends to send this
type of card to.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Get Well Soon

Precut and folded card by Hot Off The Press,
Hyacinth stamp set from Our Daily Bread,
designer paper by Hunky Dory from Hot Off The Press,
Flower Button Dazzles from Hot Off The Press,
Border Stickers from Stamp On It,
Copic markers.
I made this Get Well card for a dear stamping friend who
who had a recent fall. I had been wanting to use this
stamp set for a long time and felt it was the perfect occasion.
I thought it came out bright and cheery, and it was fun to make.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Many Thanks

Gina K Designs The Simple Things Stamp Kit
Flower Bling from my stash (Jolie I think)
I fell in love with this stamp kit from Gina K. I.
really like making fall cards, and the papers and
stamps in this kit are gorgeous. I have never used
burlap on a card before so this was a challenge for me.
I will probably send this out as a Thanksgiving card.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Just Because

Scallop Double Oval card kit from The Paper Cut,
Ornate Background stamp from Our Daily Bread,
Flowers from Bazzill, Butterfly stamp (not sure where from),
Just Because stamp from Hot Off The Press.
I loved the aqua/black/off white card combination in the kit
from The Paper Cut. I got these at the stamping convention
this summer. This card was very easy to make because it is pre-cut,
scored, etc. I thought it looked very elegant and could be used for
multiple purposes. I was very pleased with the outcome.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Cardstock, designer paper, twine, wooden
leaf embellishment all from Gina K Designs
The Simple Things stamp kit. Fabulous Frames
Stamp from Melanie Muenchinger. Stamped sentiment
from Great Impressions, and pearls from my stash.
Wow it has been a long time. My computer hard drive crashed
and my son was trying to fix it for me but was unsuccessful.
So I now have a new computer which just arrived and I am
trying to learn how to use.
I have somewhat of a backup of cards to post because I have been
stamping during this time. It is what keeps me sane!
I am into the fall themes now, and loved what was in
this kit. I also love this frame stamp and couldn't wait to
use it. Took some work but it was fun. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Bazzill and Neena cardstock, Amuse Brushstrokes stamp set,
greeting from Flower Friend stamp set from 
Simon Says Stamp, Palette ink pad set,
star brads from my stash. 

I recently purchased the Amuse Brushstrokes stamp set
and had been waiting for a time to just play with
it. This weekend I finally got inspired for a 
background design and I just love it. 
Very simple, easy card to make, and can be used
for almost any occasion. 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sizzix stamping and embossing folder, Amuse cardstock, 
Nestabilities oval dies, Just Because stamp from Hot Off The Press
Greetings stamp set, scallop punch, ribbon and gems from my stash. 

Finally got to do some stamping! I was having withdrawal, LOL. 
I had been wanting to try my Sizzix stamp and embossing set for quite 
a while now. I love the floral background, and so easy peasie as one of
stamping besties is always saying. 
You could easily make a set of these cards in no time, and I am
thinking it would make a nice gift note card set for someone.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Fairy card

All products are from Hot Off The Press, Hunkydory,
 and Paper Wishes, except for the heart embellishments 
which are from Simon Says Stamp.

I really like these specialty papers from Hunkydory. The
step card stock is pre-made and all of it is so
easy to use and make.
I plan to give it to one of my granddaughters.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Happy Happy Birthday

Bazzill cardstock, Just Like Dad paper pack from TAC (retired),
Scooter small stamp from Hot Off the Press,
Happy Birthday Dazzles from Hot Off The Press,
and Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.

My oldest grandson turns 7 this September and has been telling
his Dad that he wants to ride a motorcycle when
he is older. I loved this little stamp set and thought it would make
a great birthday card. Hadn't done any paper piecing in
a long time so thought I would try that also.
I like the way it turned out.

4craftychicks - Anything Goes
Crafing By Design - Anything Goes
Love To Create - Summer Lovin
Here is another view:

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Feathers Sympathy

Amuse and Neena cardstocks, Feathers Embossing Folder
from Hot Off The Press, Feathers stamp set from Hot Off The
Press, Comfort and Peace stamp set from Gina K Designs, 
Bazzill flowers, brad from my stash.

I made this Sympathy card for one of my friends whose 
brother just passed away. Feathers have a very special 
meaning to her so I thought I would use them in making this
card for her. I love the feathers embossing folder and stamp set.  

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Sending Hugs

Neena cardstock, kraft cardstock from my stash, Year of
Stamps from Gina K Designs, Sending Hugs stamp from Simon
Says Stamp, Butterfly and Border Dazzles from Hot Off The Press,
designer paper from Hot Off The Press,
Tonic Punch, Copic markers, and Glitter pen.

I made this card to welcome my Mom and her new husband
home from their honeymoon. I wanted something bright and
cheery and this definitely came out that way.
Here is the inside.

Friday, June 20, 2014


Cardstock Gina K Designs, Vellum paper, Feather Stamps 
(and sentiment) from Hot Off The Press, DieNamics Die,
ribbon from Gina K Designs, Line Dazzles from 
Hot Off The Press, and Liquid Pearls.

My daughter graduated last Saturday from Brown Macke
College and I am so excited for her!! This is the card I made
for her graduation. I felt it was so perfect for what I feel for her.
I want her to soar with her new dreams and skills.
I love this stamp set and had been waiting to be able to use it.
I also think this stamp set would be perfect for a masculine card as well.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Hoot Hoot Hooray

Bazzill Bling cardstock, digital paper from stash (don't remember where),
Hoot Hoot Hooray Owl stamp from Hot Off The Press,
Glossy Accents, Spica pens, and ribbon and bling from my stash

My granddaughter graduated from Kindergarten this week and was so
proud of herself! She never went to Preschool and caught up so fast.
I am very proud of her. I thought this would be a perfect card to
celebrate her graduation. She loved it!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

You Are My Sunshine

Amuse cardstock, Amuse papers, You are my sunshine stamp and
die set from Simon Says Stamp, Dazzles Butterflies from 
Paper Wishes, Spica Glitter Pens.

Love this paper by Amuse, and I call my granddaughter Sunshine. I
sing You Are My Sunshine to her all the time. I had been looking all over
for a stamp set that had these words. What a perfect combination.
I can't wait to send the card to her.
C&S card, 10 minutes to make. 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

To Have and To Hold

Sizzix Cross die set (cut, emboss, stencil), To have and to hold stamp
previously from TAC, vellum from my stash embossed 
with Swiss Dot Cuttlebug Embossing folder,
Nina cardstock, Gina K Designs cardstock, ribbon from
Amuse, Elizabeth Craft's Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter,
flowers by Jolee's, and pearls from my stash. 

I was looking to make a very special Wedding card for my mother
who will be getting married in a month. Even though this is going to be a
very low key wedding by a Justice of the Peace (both have been married before
and both are up in age) it is still a very special time for all of us.
My mom's favorite color is yellow and I wanted something elegant 
looking. I don't know if you can see it on the computer, but the cross
is covered with warm silk glitter and burnished. 
I love how this came out and can't wait to see
her reaction to it. 

Monday, May 26, 2014

Missing You

Stamp set called Janie's Girls, Dazzles Lines, and papers
from Kindred Spirits all by Hot Off the Press, pink cardstock
and buttons from Gina K Designs, Copic markers,
Spica Pens, and bling and twine from my stash.

I really like the colors and design of the papers from Kindred Spirits.
I also think all the stamps from Janie's Girls are so cute,
so I just had to make another one. I did a lot of paper piecing on
this card which I haven't done in a while.
 It is a quiet holiday for me so I am taking advantage of it and stamping!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

I Love You

Amuse cardstock (both solid and gingham), Dazzles lines from
Paper Wishes, Stamp from Janie's Girls by Hot Off The Press, buttons
from Gina K Design, Copic makers, Spica pens, Sakura glitter pen,
Dynamics banner die, and twine from my stash.

It feels good to be back and create again! My life has been very
busy lately, and will probably continue to be for a few more weeks at least.
I had my niece's shower and the wedding is in 2 weeks, my daughter is
graduating in 3 weeks, and my mother is getting married. All good fun
things but kept me off my computer for a while.

I had been waiting to use my gingham cardstock from Amuse for 
quite a while now, and had pictured using all the colors somehow. This
is what I came up with. I love the springiness of the colors. The gingham reminds
me of picnics. I fell in love with this little girl image as soon as I saw it,
and couldn't wait to color her. Probably will be a card for one of the
females in my family. 


Saturday, May 3, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

Amuse cardstock and paper, Stamp from Simon Says Stamp,
Sizzix Framelits Scallop die set, Hot Off The Press heart
Dazzles, and bling from my stash

I just LOVE this Framelits die set and have been anxiously waiting to
be able to use it. It containes all the dies to cut your layered 
papers and scalloped circles. You don't have to measure
anything. The papers from Amuse are beautiful and perfect for a 
Mother's Day card. This card is for my mother this year.
Below is the opened view.

Friday, May 2, 2014

It's A Bridal Shower

Amuse cardstock, Nina cardstock, Darice heart embossing folder,
Die-Versions umbrella die, Spellbinders oval die, Amuse button 
and ribbon. 

I am having a shower for my niece and this is the invitation I made
for it. I had been waiting to use this umbrella die and thought it
would be perfect for this occasion. This is my sample, and
I ended up using Amuse ribbon with matching green trim on the ones I mailed.
 I had a lot of fun making this and am very pleased with the outcome.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

For You

A Muse Gingham and solid green cardstock, Nina white
cardstock, A Year of  Flowers stamps by Gina K Designs, 
Copic markers, sentiment from Recollections Glitter Stickers, 
nailheads from my stash. 

I decided to go back to some masking techniques, and I love
these flowers by Gina K. I wanted something clean and simple, 
quick to make. This card could serve many purposes
which is what I often find myself in need of. 

Sunday, April 27, 2014


Amuse cardstock, hello die, and Dollie. Papers from K & Company
Susan Winget Designer papers, ribbon and bling from my stash.

I have been waiting to purchase and use this hello die for a while.
I had seen a You Tube Tutorial from Simon Says Stamp
cutting out the hello several times and stacking them
one on top of the other for dimension. Decided to case it,
and I love the effect!
One of my best friends sent me these hard to find doilies and it is
perfect for this card. Thank you Shirley!!
I added this card to the stack of cards I am using as a shower gift for
the games we are playing at my niece's wedding shower.
Can be used for occasion making it very versatile.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

For Someone Special

Cardstock from Gina K Designs, papers from Chocolate Paper pack
by Paper Wishes, stamps by TAC (company no longer operating),
and nailheads from my stash.

I wanted to enter a challenge called Beary Nice and remembered this
stamp set that I had loved. I also love this paper pack and it seemed
perfect for this stamp. I really like the outcome, simple to make,
and can be used for anything.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Butterfly Wishes

Paper from K & Company Susan Winget, cardstock from 
Gina K Designs, Dazzles Butterfly and Thin Lines from Paper
Wishes, Suede Paper from Paper Wishes, and nailhead bling from
my stash.

I just received my suede papers from Paper Wishes and could not
wait to use them. You can emboss and stamp on them as well as using
them for layering. I think they made a great effect on my butterfly
and sentiment. Think Spring!!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Hopeful Hibiscus

Amuse cardstock, black and yellow cardstock from my stash, 
Soft Nostalgia Paper from Paper Wishes, Cuttlebug swiss dot
embossing folder, and stamps from Technique Tuesday Hopeful

I LOVE this stamped image and it's sentiments. The inside stamp
says Always keep your heart and mind open to new possibilities.
This could be an encouragement card, a graduation card, or many
other occasions.  I have been wanting to use it and thought it was
perfect for the current Sketch Saturday and Allsorts Challenge Pretty In Pink challenges.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Thinking of You

Cardstock from Gina K Designs, Gypsy Jewels paper
from Paper Wishes, Dazzles Lacy Borders from Paper Wishes,
stamp from Stamp and Punch by Paper Wishes, 
bling/flowers/brad from my stash. 

I love this Gypsy Jewels paper pack, also comes in purple. Green is my
favorite color, so couldn't wait to us this paper. Simple and easy
to make, can be used for many occasions. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Floral Happy Birthday

Bazzill cardstock, paper from K & Company Susan Winget paper 
pack, scallop punch, stamps from Stamp and Punch set by 
HOTP, ribbon from my stash.

I have been waiting to make a card using this paper pack.
It has some really beautiful papers in it 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Double Dutch Birthday

Bazzill cardstock, paper from Paper Wishes, stamps
from Gina K birthday greetings, Dazzles from Paper Wishes,
flowers/bling/brad/and ribbon from my stash.

This card is a Double Dutch card fold that I found on Teresa
Welch's Fantastic Folded Cards and Boxes DVD. I gave a template
for this card to everyone on our girls stamping weekend.
It was fun to make, and was something new and 
different for me. 
Below is the inside of the card.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Just Because

Cardstock from Gina K Designs, paper from K & Company Susan Winget,
Dazzles from Paper Wishes, Just Because stamp from Stamp and Punch
by Paper Wishes, Butterfly stamp from TAC, glitter pens,
button from Gina K Designs, flower and bakers twine from my stash. 

My mind is focused on Spring and warmer weather.
I loved the colors in this paper and it reminded me of 
butterflies. Easy and fun card to make.

Beautiful Memories

Bazzill cardstock, Stolen Moments paper from Paper Wishes,
retired stamp from TAC, flowers/brads/ribbon from my stash,
Tonic Celtic Punch.

This is my first post from the wonderful girls stamping weekend
two weeks ago. I had so much fun and it was a much needed break for me.
This is one of the cards that we made. Everyone brought 2 or more
different cards to teach the others to make. We came back
with so many new ideas. I can't wait for our next get together!
Below are 2 more images of this card. The top one is the actual color.
More to come later.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

For You Hummingbird

Cardstock from Gina K Designs, Cuttlebug folder, Hummingbird
small stamp from Paper Wishes, Spellbinders die, For You stamp from
Gina K Designs, blue and green Pallette inks, Copic markers, ribbon and brads 
from my stash. 

I absolutely LOVE this card!! I used a combination of techniques that
I saw on Stamp TV and think it came out beautifully.
It is a very versatile card that can be used for many
different occasions. 

Saturday, February 8, 2014

W Fold Happy Birthday

Cardstock from Gina K Designs, Paper from Stamp Camp 2
collection from Paper Wishes, Fower and Happy Birthday Dazzles 
from Paper Wishes. W Fold design from Teresa's Fantastic Folded
Cards and Boxes DVD by Hot Off The Press.

I have been wanting to try some new design folds and this DVD is an
excellent one for ideas. I have run out of Bday cards and so have been
trying to restock them. I loved the papers and Dazzles and felt they went together
so well for this card. One of the easier designs to follow so didn't take long to make.
Hope you like it. Here is the inside: