Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Star of Wonder

Neenah solar white cardstock
Kaisercraft glitter cardstock 
Star of Light stamp set Stampin Up
Dazzle stickers from Stamp On It 
Star sequins
Pearls from my stash 
Delicata gold stamp pad

This is my main Christmas card this 
year that I sent to family and
very close friends. I love the elegance of 
it. It speaks the real meaning of
I hope everyone has a very blessed 
holiday and healthy New Year. 

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Holly Jolly Christmas

Cardstock and DP Stampin Up
Holly jolly layers and Jolly
Friends stamp sets Stampin Up 
Ribbon Stampin Up 
Nuvo Glue pen
Nuvo Glitter
Copic markers
Dazzles stickers Hot Off The Press 

I love making interactive cards, 
especially for my grandkids! 
Thank goodness for an icey,
snowy weekend that kept me
indoors. I had a lot of time
to stamp! That was the only 
good thing about the weather 
though. It really messed up traffic, 
(took my colleague 6 hrs to get home 
from work), and caused lots of
Injuries and accidents. I hope it 
clears for  work tomorrow. 
Below is an example of a
different design. In it I used
buttons from Lilac Lane from 
Hot Off The Press and twine
from Stampin Up. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A Christmas Carol

Bazzill cardstock 
Very vanilla cardstock Stampin Up 
DP Stampin Up 
A Christmas Carol stamp set by Amuse
Inktense colored pencils
Spectrum Noir glitter pen
Liquid applique
Pearls from my stash colored with Copics
Square dies Stampin Up 

I saw this fun folded card with the
cutout window on YouTube and 
wanted to make one. I love this stamp
set, and this DP. I thought they were
perfect together.
With it being the holidays of
course I had to add lots of
glitter and glam!
Below is a picture of the inside.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Christmas Blessings

All products from Stampin Up 

I saw this quick card layout on
a YouTube video by Connie Stewart
and really liked it. It was quick and easy using a DP pack and the Christmas 
Pines stamp set. I added their
new red ribbon and metallic 
pine cone. I love CAS, thank you
Connie! I really like the outcome. 

Friday, November 25, 2016


All products from Stampin Up 
Christmas Pines stamp and die bundle
Christmas candy dots
except for:
Wink of Stella glitter pen
Glitter spray

I love the winter elegance of this
stamp set. It is generic enough I can
send it to a man as well. It is haed to see, but I  used Wink of Stella on
the bow and Noel, so after taking
the photo I also sprayed it with
glitter. Hope you all had a blessed

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Seasons Greetings

Cardstock from my stash 
DP from Stampin Up 
White Stag stamp set from Amuse
Inktense colored pencils 
Bling from Amuse and Stampin Up 

I have loved this stamp set from
Amuse since I first saw it. I
tried using a stamping off technique
on this card and like the results.
It is hard to see, but I fussy cut
the deer and popped it up.
I tried color blending with pencils
too, which was fun.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Star of Light

Cardstock from the Paper Cut (Ice
Silver and Stardream Metallic)
Stampin Up Star of Light stamp and
Die set 
White Blizzard Nuvo Crystal Drops

I absolutely love this stamp and die set 
from Stampin Up. It makes me feel very 
spiritual and at peace. 
I wanted to try an inlay technique I
have seen on YouTube, and I 
wanted it to sparkle. I also love 
the Nuvo Drops and they were 
the perfect touch. 

Sunday, November 13, 2016


Christmas  Dazzles from Hot Off The Press 
Joy embellishment is Tim Holtz 
Everything else is from Stampin Up 

It's that time of year again when
I get to enjoy making all my 
Christmas cards.  This 1st one
is for my boss. I tried to keep it 
kind of generic because she is in
Pittsburgh, I'm new to her team, and 
I don't know her very well yet.
It took me a while to think what 
I wanted to do, but after that 
it was easy peasy.
I like the way it turned out and 
hope she likes it too.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Sled it Snow

Designer paper and Snow Friends
Stamp set from Paper Wishes
Neenah solar white cardstock
Snowflake sequins from my stash
Action  Wobble  Springs  from Paper
Flower Soft
Copic markers

I have been gone for a while due to
starting a new job with day hours.
I have been  working evenings
for 14 years and it has been a big
adjustment. I am loving the new
position though.
Before starting the new  job I had
made this card and just love it.
The snowman on the sled wobbles
when you twist it and just
makes me giggle! I also love the
look of the snow using the
Flower Soft.
This paper pack called Winter Flannels
from Paper Wishes is also one
of my favorites.

Cas-ual Fridays -Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Let's get Krafty or Plaid it Again Sam
Art Impresions - Til You Wobble

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Trick or Treat

Silver cardstock from the Paper Shack
Orange glitter cardstock Stampin Up 
Halloween Dazzles from Hot Off The Press 
Copic markers
Google eyes from my stash 

The Halloween Dazzles from Hot
Off The Press are so stinking cute!
I couldn't wait to make some cards
for my grandkids even though it's a
little early. They love interactive 
cards even if it is only googlie eyes.
This was so easy to make, longest part
was the coloring. I can't wait to 
send them along with some McDonald's 
Coupons. It's a yearly tradition!

Monday, September 12, 2016

You're in My Thoughts

Nina Solar White cardstock
All DP from Paper Wishes card kit
Hot Off The Press  Heat  Resistent acetate 
Sentiment and bird from Stampin Up 
Thoughtful Branches stamp set
Hot Off The Press Straight Line Dazzles 
Bling from my stash 
Spellbinders die

I just love creating acetate windows
on my cards. It's one of my new 
I wanted to create a card that
was somilar to one in the card kit
but using the window.
The sentiment was the perfect size,
and I love the little bird.
This card could be used for 
encouragement as well as many 
other things.
Have a great day!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Enjoy Life

Nina Solar White cardstock
Brown cardstock from my stash 
Designer paper and Dazzles
stickers all from Paper Wishes 
monthly Dazzles kit

Very quick and easy card to
make. Can be used for almost
anything. I love it's simplicity.

Dragonfly Journeys - Challenge 73 Social Butterfly

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

I'm So Glad You're Here

Stamp set by Gina K for Beautiful World
Stamp of Approval kit by Catherine Pooler
Cardstock retired by TAC
Metallic cardstock from my stash 
Pearls from my stash

I loved the Beautiful World Stamp
of Approval card kit from Catherine
Pooler. This particular stamp by
Gina K moved me.
The set can be used for encouragement
or just to tell someone you appreciate
Simple and easy to make. I like the
way it turned out.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Touch of Nature

Touch of Nature stamp set by Amuse
Cardstock by Amuse
Designer Paper by Stampin Up
Scalloped Edge rectangle dies by
Lawn Fawn
Candy dots by Stampin Up

I love this stamp set. It reminds me
of peace and serenity. It also makes
me think of new life.
It good be used for encouragement,
Thinking of you, or Sympathy.
I like the finished result.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Evan's Town

Neenah solar white cardstock 
Evan's Town Paper Pack, 
Dazzle Stickers, and Paper Tole
all from Hot Off The Press 

Fun time! I fell in love with this 
paper pack and embellishments set
as soon as I saw it on Paper Wishes.
I immediately thought of my
grandsons. My youngest grandson
especially loves anything with 
wheels. This may be his next 
birthday card in November.
The 3D effects are so fun!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Floral Sympathy

Neenah solar white cardstock 
Amuse cardstock 
Flourishing Phrases stamp and die
set by Stampin Up 
Wink of Stella pen
Pearls from my stash

In one of my previous posts I mentioned 
that we were in need of Sympathy 
cards at work. This is another one that 
I recently made. I love the Flourishing 
Phrases stamp and die set.
I especially like the  border die, and
the floral branch.
As you may have guessed, I am also 
addicted to glitter and bling!
I hope I won't have to be making 
too many more of these type cards 
for a while though.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Happy Birthday

Neenah solar white cardstock 
Heat Resistent acetate by Hot Off 
The Press 
Stampin Up designer paper
Botanical Gardens dies by 
Stampin Up 
Sentiment from Rose Wonder 
stamp set by Stampin Up 
Dazzle stickers by Hot off The Press 
Candy dots by Stampin Up 

Isn't this card amazing?! I have been
wanting to make one of these cards
Since I saw them on YouTube. I'm  
sorry I don't remember who did it.
I also saw one of my besties, Shirley,
make a great one too.
It looks like the flower is holding 
it together. Was so much fun to make!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Just Because

Amuse cardstock
Neenah solar white cardstock
Tropical Blooms stamp set Amuse
Dazzle stickers from Hot Off The Press 
Bling from my stash 
Copic markers 
Wink of Stella pen

I have been wanting to make a
card using this stamp set for awhile.
I just love these flowers.
I tried to color them as I saw on
the Internet but its going to take
some practice! I really like how it
turned out anyway. Good for any

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

With Sympathy

Cardstock, designer paper, and
paper toile image from Paper
Wishes monthly card kit.
With Sympathy, rose, and border
stickers from Stamp On It.

We are in need of  some Sympathy cards
at work again. Those are so hard to do.
I loved this paper, and I always think 
butterflies make beautiful sympathy
cards. I plan on making a few extra to
have on hand for the future, but I'll 
make a different design. I hopefully will
post them in a few days.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Friends Warm The Heart

Metallic cardstock from The
Paper Cut
La La Land Crafts Morning Coffee
Molli stamp set
Floral Sentiments stamp from North
Coast Creations
Floral sequins from Morning Star
Enamel dots made from Nuvo
Crystal Drops
Liquid Applique
Wink of Stella
irRESISTible Pico Embellisher
Copic markers

All I can say is sooo much fun!
From the stamping convention in 
Illinois to playing with my new toys
I don't know which was more fun. 
Had a wonderful time with very good friends at the convention and have been 
playing ever since. 
I have been working on my Copic
coloring for a while now and this gave me the perfect chance to do so.
I have a couple more of these to make, 
but I know who these first 2 are going to! 

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Just A Note

Neenha Solar White cardstock 
Glittered cardstock from Kaiser Craft
Flourishing Phrases die cut and
Just a Note stamp from 
Stampin Up 
Flower and pearl embelishments
from my stash.

One night laying in bed instead of
sleeping this card idea kept
going through my mind. I couldn't wait 
to try it. I thought the glitter cardstock
would be perfect. It was, but die
cutting it was a pain. I think one
of my next purchases needs to be
a Precision Plate.
I am happy with the outcome though. 

Friday, July 1, 2016

Rolling By

Retired TAC set called Rolling By
Amuse cardstock 
Neenah solar white cardstock 
Just Like Dad retired paper 
pack by TAC
Circle and number diecuts by Amuse
Cloud dies (forgot name)
Sequins from Amuse and Pretty
Pink Posh
Pico Embellisher
Foam Adhesive Strips by Stampin Up
Copic markers

I have a colleague whose son is
turning 4 this weekend. She is so
sweet, so I wanted to send her son
a card. He's so adorable and I always
thought this set was too.
I thought it was perfect for him.
I had a great
time coloring it, and making the shaker
card was so much fun.
Hope he likes it!
Thank you to one of my beasties for the
gnome in the picture!
Happy 4th of July everyone.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Love You

Amuse cardstocks
Neenah solar white cardstock 
Gift of Love stamp set from 
Stampin Up 
Stitched Satin Ribbon Stampin Up 
Copic markers
Scallop Tag punch Stampin Up 

I saw a card layout on YouTube 
a while back from DO Stamping with 
Dawn. I loved the closure with the scallop
tag punch and wanted to try it.
I finally got the tag punch, and here
is my interpretation of her layout.
I love the way it turned out.
Was a little difficult at first, but once
I did it a couple times was not so hard.
Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Made With Love

Amuse cardstock
Neenah cardstock
Amuse Mason Jars stamp and die set
Amuse heart embellishments
Other embellishments from Stampin
Up and Pretty Pink Posh
Flowers from my stash
DieVersions word die
Lawn Fawn rectangle dies
Wink of Stella glitter pen
Sheet of acetate

I have been wanting to use these
Mason Jar stamps and dies for a
long time. A very good friend of mine
has made such cute cards with
them that I couldn't wait to try them.
I love the way it came out, and it
is such a versatile card that could be 
used for anything.
Happy Sunday!

Friday, May 27, 2016

Hi Friend

Neenah solar white cardstock 
Designer paper Stampin Up
You're My Fave stamp set Amuse
Stampendous detail black embossing 
Flowers and  bling from my stash 

I only had a few minutes yesterday for
some stamping therapy so I made
a cute and simple card.
I had been wanting to use this stamp
set from Amuse for a while now
and it worked perfectly on this card.
It is versatile and could be used for
Have a happy day!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Best Wishes

Neenah solar white cardstock
All designer paper, oval butterfly,
Ribbon, and sentiment 
from Paper Wishes card kit
Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio

I absolutely love butterflies, and
when I received this kit I knew I 
wanted to case this card. I did a
few things to make it my own 
including making it a horizontal 
card and adding epoxy stickers I 
made myself. I am very pleased with 
how it turned out. 
Have a happy and creative day! 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Mocha Me Happy

Amuse cardstock
Black cardstock from my stash 
Amuse stamp set You Mocha 
Me Happy
Sizzix embossing folder
Ribbon and bling from my stash 

I couldn't wait to use this 
embossing folder from sizzix! I
am a coffee lover and I love 
making cards with that theme. 
I thought the Mocha Me Happy stamp 
set would be perfect with it. 
I can't wait for a reason to send it. 
Apparantly I love this design sketch
because as I looked back after
making it I had another coffee card like it!
Oh well, they were different colors, 
papers, etc.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

You make me smile

Neenah solar white cardstck
Designer paper and ribbon from
Stampin Up 
Stamp set by Casual Friday
You and heart die cuts by Sugar pea
Wink of Stella pen 

I have been wanting to use up 
some of the designer paper
I got from Stampin up and these 
2 papers were so fun, i thought 
they would make a simple, easy,  and
fun card. I love the way it turned
out and can't wait to send it. 

Friday, April 29, 2016


Cardstock from my stash 
Geobuilders stamp set from Stamp
Of  Approval by Catherine Pooler
Enchanted Garden stamp set from 
Stamp of Approval 
irRESISTible Pico Embellisher 
Sequins from Amuse 
Doodlebug Designs Sprinkles
Pearls from my stash

I absolutely LOVED the Geobuilders
Stamp set by Stamp of Approval
when I saw Catherine Pooler do a
YouTube video using it. I have never
purchased one of her kids before, but
I am really glad I got this one. I had
a couple of boo boos so I  had to use 
some sequins, but I think I really like 
them in the end.
I can't wait to make some more cards with 
it and the other stamp sets in it soon. 

Friday, April 22, 2016

For You

Cardstock from my stash 
Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor 
Birthday Blooms stamp set from 
Stampin Up 
Peerless watercolors from Amuse
Bling from my stash 
Wink of Stella pen 

I am in love with this card! 
I had been struggling with 
watercoloring, and just not liking 
my outcomes. I kept trying until I 
finished this card, and I think I've 
learned some things that are 
helping me. 
My mother's favorite color is yellow, 
and I am thinking I will send it 
to her. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Have a Swell Day

Neenah solar white cardstock 
Chrome Classic Dazzles from Hot Off The Press 
Paper from my monthly card kit
from Paper Wishes 
Nailhead metal stickers by Mark Richards 

I received my monthly card kit from 
Paper Wishes and it included this 
new set of Dazzles. I thought it would
make a great masculine card for 
my son and/or one of my 
brother in laws. It was very simple to 
make, just a little fussy cutting, and 
it was done. I love the outcome! 

Monday, April 18, 2016


Cardstock from Gina K
Neenah solar white cardstock
Black cardstock from my stash 
Tim Holtz Holiday Words dies
Tim Holtz Distress inks 
Stampendous clear detail embossing 
Stampin Up stamp set Kinda Eclectic
irRESISTible Pico shimmer embellisher

I wanted to send a card to my daughter
letting her know I believe in her and
her ability to work through her
situation, and to trust God in the process.
I love the sun in this stamp set,
butterflies represent new beginnings,
and felt this card very simply expressed
that. I was very happy with the outcome.
If you look closely you can see the
shimmer on the word believe.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Mocha Me Happy

Neenah solar white cardstock 
Black cardstock from my stash 
Designer paper and glitter paper from 
Stampin up 
Mocha Me Happy stamp set and dies 
from Amuse
Ribbon and sequins from Stampin Up 

I love this stamp set from Amuse and couldn't 
wait to use it! I have quite a few friends and family
that Mocha me happy.
It will be  tough to decide who I'll send it to.
I wanted to make it simple but blingy and
I think it worked.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Thinking of You

Cardstock from Bazzill, Neenah Solar 
white, and Gina K.
Die-Versions Everyday Complements
die cuts
Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle
Stackables dies
Vintage Quilt Stencil by Studio 490
Dreamweaver Pearlescent Embossing 
Palette Beaux Arts Blue ink
Ribbon, flowers, and brads from my

I have been wanting to try using some
Embossing paste, and loved the 
pearlescent paste by Dreamweaver.
This is one of my first attempts.
I had so much fun making it, 
and really like how it came out. 
I  can't wait to try some more.

       Dragonfly Dreams Challenge - Use a Die Cut

Friday, March 11, 2016

Amazing Birthday

Cardstock from Gina K Designs
Copic white cardstock 
Happy Every Day stamp set from Simon Says Stamp 
Birthday Greetings from Gina K 
Kaiser Craft Violet Crush paper pack 
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen 
Pearls and rhinestones from my stash 

One of my BFFs had a birthday about a month 
ago and I wanted to try a different style 
card for her. This is an altered version 
of one I saw on YouTube by Dawn's Stamping
Thoughts. I think it looks so cheerful and 
sparkly! It is a special card for a special 
Have a great day everyone!
Here is a picture of it open.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Eggstra Special

Simply Defined cardstock 
Neenah Solar White cardstock 
Bazzill green cardstock 
Lawn Fawn Eggstra Special Easter
stamps and dies
Hero Arts shadow inks
Copic markers 

I'm working on Easter cards for my 
grandkids and having a blast!
Trying some new stamp, dies,
and  techniques. 
My granddaughter is now  addicted
too, as I will show below.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Happy Easter

Cardstock from Amuse 
Sequins from Amuse 
Egg die from Amuse 
Designer paper from Stampin up
Fuse tool and bags by We Are
Memory Keepers
Happy Easter die from Inspiration  Obsession
Doodle Pantry sprinkles
Wink of Stella pen

I was finally able to make a shaker
card. I had been struggling with it
and then didn't try again for a while.
I now own a fuse tool and it is so
much easier! My granddaughter is
in love with the card because of
all the sparkle and bling.
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Hello My Friend

Neenah solar white cardstock
Brushstrokes stamp set from Amuse
Hello stamp set from Stampin Up

I did not have much time and wanted to play.
I decided I would make a one layer card
cased off a card made by one made by one
of my BFFs, Shirley, that she had made in the past.
It is a simple card that can be sent, or even
made into a gift pack of cards for someone.
I thought about adding some bling,
And may still do that.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Plane using globe background

Cardstock from Amuse
Stamp Set Sky's The Limit from Stampin Up
Designer Paper Going Places from Stampin Up
Nailheads from my stash

I was wanting to make another masculine card and
loved this DP and stamp set. What a perfect combination!
I think stamping the plane on the Vellum
worked out really well as there is not a die cut
for this stamp set. I usually struggle with how to
put banners on my cards but really like the way they
look on this card.
This is the last card in my happy stamping spree from
last weekend, but I hope to be able to do some more
stamping this weekend.
Have a happy day!

Friday, February 12, 2016


Nina solar white cardstock 
Simply Defined Be Dazzled cardstock 
Be Inspired Moments stamp and die
Set from SMS
Be Inspired  Tranquil die set from SMS
Be Inspired Strength die set from SMS
Copic markers
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Wink of Luna pen
Wink of Stella pen

Love how this card turned out!
I saw these Simply Defined products (includes
the Be Inspired items) on a YouTube video
by Stacy at Scrapbooking Made Simple.
It was love at first sight. I am always struggling
with making masculine cards, and this 
whole line is designed for that. I can't wait 
to make more!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

You are Tea-riffic

Amuse cardstock
DP and stamps and dies from Stampin Up set A Nice Cuppa
Ribbon from Paper Wishes
Yellow Candy Dot from Stampin Up
Pearls from my stash
Spellbinders die

This is such a fun paper and stamp set. I love
coffee, tea, and time spent w/special friends. Especially
if it involves stamping!
I wanted to enter the Saturday Sketch challenge. Sketches
are always a challenge for me. I changed the orientation
of the sketch but hope it still meets the challenge.

Sketch Saturday -#398

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Birthday Flowers

Nina solar white cardstock
Prefolded cardstock from Paper Wishes
Perfect Pairings word stamps from Stampin Up
Couture Clear Stamps dies from The Ton
Sequins from Amuse

I have seen multiple cards with this type of design
on YouTube, and was wanting to try something
similar. I love the Couture Stamp set from
The Ton. It is a set of small flowers
and leaves, some of them 2 step stamps.
I am also enjoying using the prefolded cards
from Paper Wishes. They are 5 x 6 1/2 which is
the perfect size for my cards for coworkers.
I'm thinking it may be a little too busy, but pretty

Little Miss Muffett Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes

Stenciled Friend

Amuse cardsock
Nina solar white cardstock
Black cardstock from my stash 
Amuse Sunflowers stamps and dies
Family & Friends die from Simon Says Stamp
Stencil from Clear Scraps
Wink of Stella pen 
Ribbon from my stash 
Pearl from my stash 

This past weekend I had the ability to
craft my heart out as you have probably 
already guessed. Boy did I have fun!
I have been wanting to try my hand at
some stenciling for a while now.
I used some Tim Holtz Distress inks and 
sponged away. I really like how  bright 
and cheerful it came out. I am still working 
on proper placement of my Sunflower dies
and stamps, but I'm getting there.
I also colored my white ribbon to match.
The center of the flowers are colored
with Wink of Stella for some sparkle as the  
picture below shows.
Oh how I love crafting!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Rose Wonder Sympathy Card

Nina solar white cardstock
Paper Wishes prefolded card
Black cardstock from my stash
Stamps from Rose Wonder stamp set
and dies by Stampin Up
Spectrum Noir and Copic markers
Irresistible Pico Embellisher
Pearls from my stash

This is another example of a card using the Rose
Wonder stamp set, but this time I also used
the outline dies. It really adds something to
the card. The Pico Embellishment adds sparkle and shine. I made this one a Sympathy card.
I love yellow roses and really like how it came out. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Happy Birthday Rose

Nina solar white cardstock
Premade card from Paper Wishes
black cardstock from my stash
Rose Wonder stamp set by Stampin Up
Copic markers
Wink of Stella
Bling from my stash

LOVE, LOVE this stamp set from Stampin Up!
Is very versatile, used some for work for
birthdays, and starting some Sympathy.
It has matching dies which will show on my sympathy card.
So much fun!