Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Sincere Sympathy

All products are from Hot Off The Press:
Papers from my monthly card kit, and
Stickers from various Dazzles sets.

We have had a number of colleagues
who have had various family members pass away
during 2015. The gentleman this card is for
has had three in one year. The most recent was
the week before Christmas. My heart goes out to him.
I pray that 2016 is a much happier
year for everyone at work.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Happy Birthday Floral Card

Card stock from Paper wishes,
Paper by Kaisercraft "Violet Crush",
Happy birthday die cut from Hot Off The Press,
Dazzles lines and butterfly stickers 
by hot off the press.

January is a very busy birthday month
at my job. So I am busy making some
cards for my colleagues. This is the
first one. I adore this paper set from
Kaisercraft, and I think the card turned out
beautifully. I also decorated the
envelope to match.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Seasons Greetings

Amuse cardstock, 
Dazzles Christmas Stickers,
Seasons Greetings stamp from Gina K,
Gold embossing powder from my stash.

I made another attempt at a single
 layer card. I really like how this one came out. 
It started as a simple experiment as I did not
Know what I wanted to do.
A very cute and simple card, and perfect for the season. 
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Silent Night

Nina solar white cardstock, 
Gold cardstock by Stampin Up,
Gifts of Gold with Foil paper stack
 by the paper studio,
Woodland stamp set by Stampin Up,
Liquid applique and embossing powder 
from my stash.

I am in love with both the Woodland stamp set, 
and this gold foil paper.
I love the elegant look of this card.
I have been busy making Christmas cards 
for work, family, and friends.
I love this time of year, and can't wait 
to start sending my cards.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Ornament Card

Red cardstock from my stash,
Neenah white cardstock,
Hot off the press Dazzles Mix Em's
ornament stickers and line Dazzles.

I love how this card came out.
The Mix Em Dazzles were so fun 
and easy to use. Made a quick, and pretty 
Christmas card. I popped it up with pop dots
to give it some dimension. 
I can't wait to mail it out.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Winter Wishes


Neena and Bazzil cardstocks, Happy Scenes stamp set from
Stampin Up, Hearth and Home Framelits dies from
Stampin Up, Sizzix  brick embossing folder, Tim Holtz
Holiday Words Script, Wooden snowflakes from
Stampin Up, bling from my stash, Wink of Stella,
and Liquid Applique.
I love making Christmas cards! This stamp set and die from
Stampin Up has been on my list of really wanting to
use stamps for a while now.
I love cards using the window effect, and I really like how
this turned out. Using the applique made the snow look
more real, and the Wink of Stella added just the
right touch. I will probably be giving this to a
coworker at Christmas time.

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Holiday Bows

Holiday Bows and Couture Clear stamp sets from
The Ton, Amuse and Neenah card stock,
sequins from Amuse, bling from my stash,
ribbon from my stash, and Wink of Stella pen.
I absolutely love the Holiday Bow set from The Ton!
I saw this set used on Catherine Pooler's YouTube video.
I partially CASED her design.
I couldn't wait to use it, and boy when I did,
did I find out how much practice it took. It is a 2 step
stamp and I have difficulty lining those up
even using my Stamp a ma Jig.
I am very pleased with the outcome though once
I finally got a little better at it.
I hope the recipient will get as much pleasure out

Friday, October 16, 2015

Boss's Day

Amuse and Nina cardstocks, Modern Zinnia stamp set from
Amuse, Essential Sentiments Too stamp set from
Amuse, white glitter ribbon from Paper Wishes,
and sequins from Amuse.
Today is Boss's Day and we had a celebration yesterday
at work for our boss. I was asked to make a card
for her, and decided that I wanted to make a
fall card. I have always loved the Modern
Zinnia stamp set so decided to use it.
I have recently started using the new Shadow inks from
Hero Arts and love the clear solid image they make.
Below is a picture of the inside of the card.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Girlfriends Just Because

Girlfriends stamp and die set from Amuse,
Step card by Hot Off The Press, papers from Paper Wishes,
Dazzles from Hot Off The Press, Copic markers, Wink of
Stella, and bling from my stash.
I have been waiting for so long to use my new Girlfriends
stamp and die set from Amuse. I just think it came out
so cute! The papers are all from a set from my monthly
kit I get from Paper Wishes and I think everything matched up so
You can't see it as well on the picture, but the Wink of Stella
on her dress and bow looks so cute.
Not sure who will get the card, but I love it!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Birthday Greetings

Amuse cardstock, Vintage Leaves stamp and die set
from Stampin Up, EK Success Punch, Birthday
Greetings stamp by Gina K Designs, Fun Fur from
my stash, large rhinestone from Bo Bunny,
and sequins from Amuse.
Hi all. I have been wanting to start on some fall
cards, and I have a lot of fall birthdays coming up.
I loved this stamp set from Stampin Up, and am
really loving any matching die sets. I need masculine
birthday cards and tried to keep this from being too "girly".
I liked the way it came out, but still deciding on if
it will go to one of my brother in laws, or a friend.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Twins Baby Card

Amuse cardstock, retired TAC stamp sets Twins and
Everything Nice, Onsie die cut (sorry I fogot the
manufacturer's name), Dazzle Borders by Hot Off The
Press, bling and brads from my stash, and Wink
Of Stella and Spica Pens.
Well the Twins card finally got made! I had a lot of fun
making it. Tried several different sketches, but liked this
on the best. It is kind of hard to see the glitter online, but
in person it is really pretty. I think my coworker will really
like it, and she is due any day now.
The House That Stamps Built - Anything Goes

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Touch of Nature

Touch of Nature stamp set from Amuse, cardstock from
Gina K Designs, Distress Ink, sequins from Amuse,
clear detail embossing powder.
I had been wanting to challenge myself to making a one layer
card. They always feel so unfinished to me. I love this stamp
set from Amuse and the saying is appropriate for what
my daughter and I have been talking about lately.
So I snuck away to my craft room while everyone was
either sleeping or occupied on Saturday and
played away. I am pleased with the results, but do still
feel that it is somewhat unfinished. I have to keep
working on these I guess.


Friday, September 18, 2015

Frog Birthday

Retired TAC stamp set, Joy Found, (now available
at Red Rubber Designs), Amuse Cardstock,
designer paper Just Like Dad from TAC (retired),
Dazzles Happy Birthday sentiment from Hot Off The Press,
ribbon from my stash, and Copic markers.
I have always loved this stamp set and found it recently
when cleaning out my stamp room. My grandson's
birthday was Sept 13 and he asked for a frog collection
jar for his birthday from his parents. (Glad them and not me!).
Anyway I thought this card was perfect for him. I really
had a lot of fun stamping and coloring it. Also happy
to be using some of the items I have on hand.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Tools Happy Birthday Card

Bazzill and Neena cardstock, designer paper from MME,
Tool Die Cuts from Dynamics, and Dazzels
stickers from Hot Off The Press.
My son's birthday was on Sept 7th, and I cannot believe he is
now 34 yrs old! He is a wonderful man and son, and
he loves to fix and build things so this card was
perfect for him.
I had so much fun making the card, you can mix and match
some of the pieces so it looks more realistic. I am
very happy with the way it turned out.
Here is a picture of the inside of the card.
Life has been crazy for me for a while now, but hopefully I
will not be gone so long this time!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Welcome Baby Boy

Bitty Babies retired stamp set from TAC, paper from my stash
(I am not sure of the name of the pack), Dazzles borders from
Hot Off The Press, Epiphany Crafts button punch, Spellbinders
die, gold embossing powder, Inktense Watercolor pencils,
Wink of Stella pen, and bling from my stash.

This is another of the baby cards I have made recently for
one of my colleagues who was having a boy.
I love the Bitty Babies stamp set, and this card was so
fun to make. I have been experimenting with
different kinds of dimension on my cards. I thought this
turned out very cute.
Next in line is a card for twins, and then after that, another card
for a baby but do not know if it is a boy or girl yet.
I keep telling the girls there not to drink the water!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Amuse cardstock, Neena white cardstock, Janie's Girls
 Stamp Set from Hot Off The Press, Spellbinders Die,
Hello Die from Amuse, Copic Markers, Wink of Stella pen,
Spica pens, Irresistible Pico Embellisher,
Washi tape from my stash.
I wanted to create an everyday card and love this stamp set from
Hot Off The Press. I have used the Janie's stamp sets a lot.
I also have been using die cuts a lot and love the idea
of layering the dies to create depth as in the hello.
I also edged the inside and outside of the frame with black
to create some depth. You can't see it clearly on this image but
the Pico Embellisher (like Glossy Accents but doesn't puff up as much)
has glitter in it.
This card makes me think of my granddaughters and that always
makes me happy.
I was browsing for challenges and thought this fit the Sketch Saturday
challenge very well so I joined it.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Hello Sweet Baby

Stamp set Hello Baby (from TAC retired), Neena White
cardstock, Bazzill cardstock, designer paper from my
stash (don't remember name), ribbon and bling
from my stash, Wink of Stella glitter pen,
My Favorite Die-Namics Pierced Rectangle Dies,
and Inktense pencils w/Gamisol.
We are having a baby boom at my office lately and I have
been making quite a few baby cards. This is one of
the ones I made recently for a coworker who is
having a baby girl.
I have always loved this stamp set so it is a
go to for me.
This was my first experience working with Gamisol
but I liked the outcome.
The Wink of Stella was a perfect touch for a little girl.

Monday, July 13, 2015

With Deepest Sympathy

Cardstock from my stash, papers from Hot Off The
Press called Artful Watercolor, Dazzles Sympathy and borders from
Hot Off The Press, stamp set from Gina K Designs called You
Are My Favorite, Spellbinders oval die cut, and pearls
from my stash.
I recently had a very dear friend who had a death
in her family and I wanted to send a Sympathy card.
I love the papers in the Artful Watercolors paper pack,
and the stamp set from Gina K seemed perfect.
I was aiming for peace and serenity with the card.
It was sent off last week along with prayers for her

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Cat Sympathy

Ice Silver and Stardream Metallic cardstock from
the Paper Cuts, Cat Sympathy stamp set from
Our Daily Bread, heart paw print from
Janie's Furry Friends from Hot Off The Press,
Silver Dazzles from Hot Off The Press, die cut (I don't
remember who from), and
transparent embossing powder.
This weekend we had our Stamping Convention in
Collinsville IL, and I had so much fun there. I met up
with some friends I always go with when I got there.
It wouldn't be the same without them! I missed you Marian!
Just as I arrived I received a phone call from my
mother stating that her cat had died yesterday.
The first stamp set I purchased was this one with
my mom in mind. I absolutely love it!
It will go out to her today.
I love this cardstock with it's shimmer, and couldn't
wait to use it. Thank you Marian for introducing me
to it!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Puppy Love

Amuse cardstock, Neena white cardstock, stamp
image and sentiment from Hot Off The Press Janie's
Furry Friends, Copic markers, Irresistible Pico
Embellisher, stitched dies, bling from my stash.
This card was CASED from a YouTube video I
saw by Jennifer McQuire. I loved the way she had recessed
part of the inlaid frames and wanted to try it.
This is the CUTEST stamp set! I fell in love
with it as soon as I saw it. There is nothing
that can make you feel more loved or feel better
than a cuddle and wet kiss from a dog. Makes me
miss my Sugar a lot.
You really can't tell from this picture, but the Pico
Embellisher is shiny like Glossy Accents, and
has a little sparkle to it also. It is on the hearts, the girls bow,
and on the word Love.
Just love the way it turned out.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Hello Deer

Side step card from Hot Off The Press, Woodland Beauties Dazzles
from Hot Off The Press. paper from my monthly Dazzles kit (not
sure of the name of it), and various Wink Of Stella pens.
I've been staying at my son's house watching his kids for the last
week while he took his wife on vacation for their 10th
Anniversary. They went to Colorado and posted lots of pictures
of Elk and Moose, and went on hikes. I thought this might be a perfect
card for them. I made it last week before I came to their house.
I thought I would have the kids sign it for them.
It has been fun, the kids and I have really enjoyed ourselves.
It did however take me back to the days of raising my own

Sunday, April 12, 2015

If Friends Were Flowers

Amuse cardstock, designer papers from Hot Off The Press,
If Friends Were Flowers Dazzle stickers from Hot Off
The Press, Copic Markers, and bling from my stash.
This was another fun card to make. It was simple to make,
and can be used to send to a friend for any occasion.
I frequently need a multipurpose more generic

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Happy Easter

Bazzill cardstock, Doodle Pantry digital paper,
Somebunny Loves You retired stamp set from TAC,
Silver Borders Dazzles from Hot Off The Press,
Copic Markers, Wink of Stella Pen.

This is one of the cards I made for my granddaughters for
Easter. The other is below. I have always loved this
stamp set from TAC, and it was so fun to color.
I added Wink of Stella to the eggs, bow, and
to the purple layering cardstock behind the basket.
I also tried inlaying the layered cardstock with the basket.
It was so fun to make, I hope they liked it.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Thank You

Amuse Card and Neena cardstock, Spellbinders oval dies,
Bazzill Flowers, Gina K Designs stamp sets Assorted
Greetings and You're My Favorite, Wink of Stella,
and bling from my stash.
I wanted to try making this Die-Cut Flap Closure Card that
I found on my DVD by Teresa Welch and Paper Wishes.
It is a Tri-Fold card and was easy to make once
I figured out how and where I wanted the
the flap to be. I like the end result, and it stretched me
to create a pink card that I seem to struggle with making.
Papertake Weekly - A Cut Above

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Birthday Princess

Bazzill cardstock, Digital Paper from Doodle Pantry,
My-Besties stamp "Sparkle" by Sherri Baldy,
Die-Namics pierced stacking rectangles,
Copic Markers, Wink of Stella pen,
Glossy Accents.
My granddaughters both have birthdays coming up in
April and May. I thought this was a perfect stamp for
them because they both love princesses, glamour and glitter.
It is hard to see the Wink of Stella pen on the screen,
but it is on the crown, her bracelets, star wand, and
bows on her shoes. Her eyes, shoes, crown gems and
star have glossy accents. It was so fun to make and
gave me a chance to practice my coloring.
I think the girls will love it. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Copic cardstock, designer papers from Bluebell paper pack by
Wild Rose Studio, stamp from Great Impressions,
ribbon from TAC Natalee set (retired),
bling from Zva Creative, spellbinders dies,
Wink of Stella glitter pen.
I love this paper combination! It is soft, spring looking, and says
gratitude to me. I wanted to enter a sketch
challenge and thought this would be perfect for
the Mojo Monday challenge.
You can't see the Wink of Stella too good on
the photo but in person it adds just the right touch.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Just Because

Bazzill cardstock from my stash, designer paper and
Just Because stamp from Hot Off The Press, 
button and ribbon from Gina K Designs.
Multi-shaper punch from Blue Hills Studio.
I just love this color combination for the designer paper.
I have used it a lot and unfortunately it is almost gone!
This is a tri-fold card, very simple and easy to
make. The button helps to hold it closed.
I have a friend in mind to send it to that I think
would just love it. Hmmmm. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Happy Birthday

Cardstock from my stash, designer papers from
Hot Off The Press, Happy Birthday and line dazzles
from Hot Off The Press, ribbon from the
retired TAC Julienne ribbon pack,
Bazzill flower, bling from my stash.
I needed to replenish my stock of birthday cards, and I really
liked the samples of this new paper pack I recently
received. There were 2 challenges I wanted to
participate in, and this card filled the bill
for all of it.
Cute, simple, and fun to make.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Maxculine Time To Celebrate

Bazzill cardstock, designer paper from Hot Off The Press,
Time to Celebrate stamp from Hot Off The Press,
Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Inks,
ribbon from Gina K Design.
I needed to build up my masculine birthday card supply,
and I couldn't wait to use my Christmas present, the
Distress Inks. I have had the Time to Celebrate
stamp set for a while and thought it would make a
perfect masculine card.
The papers are new from Hot Off The Press and I received
these in my monthly Dazzles kit. I really want
to purchase this paper pack.