October 25, 2016

Huckleberry Railroad Visit Layout

Today I'm sharing a two-page layout.  My nephews melt my heart!  Aren't they sweet?!?!?!?
Layout inspired by Gillian Nelson, Scrapbook, Etc., April 2011

October 23, 2016

Halloween Treat Box

Here today with some pretty Halloween treat boxes.  I was inspired by Splitcoast Stampers Featured Stamper's Punch Board Pumpkin.  

I thought using this cardstock would be really pretty for a girlie treat box - and I love how it came out!  I was planning to add some turquoise flourish to pull out the turquoise in the pattern - but came across my favorite daisy-leaf die and figured that would be faster.  Wasn't until I was finished I realized I added leaves to my leaves!  LOL!  Oh, well!
Next I wanted something a little more masculine.
Need a couple more - so now just playing.

To create these treat boxes, I used the Easter Egg Treat Bag from SVG Cuts. 

October 22, 2016

Sweet Paris

Today I took a class with a "Parisian" theme.  We made three cards - then brought home lots of "cut aparts" to be able to make another nine.  I actually made sixteen cards in total.  Not bad for a day's work!  They are clean and simple - yet elegant.

The was really an amazing kit.

October 20, 2016

Plan for a Great Thanksgiving

I love how easy Cuttlebug's Maple Leaf die/embossing folder makes it to create a very special Thanksgiving tag!

October 19, 2016

Floral Card with DCWV

Today I'm using cardstock from DCWV to create a floral card.  I'll admit - this cardstock has been sitting in my stash for years and I am just now getting to it to use!

October 17, 2016

Glitter and Lace

Using tulle and glitter to make your background can be so fun - especially if, like me, you are addicted to glitter! It's always fun if you play with glitter colors and different tulle designs to achieve different results. Today I am sharing how I created an easy, lace background using glitter - along with a great owl from the Whimsical Owl Trio from today's sponsor at Get Creative Challenges - SLS Lines.
Here is a step-by-step for you:
  • Run a piece of cardstock through a Xyron machine or cover with two-sided adhesive.
  • Carefully cover with a piece of tulle. Using a brayer, be sure there are no wrinkles in the material to assure best coverage. 
  • Cover generously with glitter. Burnish the glitter by rubbing it into the cardstock with your finger. Remove the lace (it can be used for other projects).
  • Cover generously with the second color of glitter. Burnish the glitter by rubbing it into the cardstock with your finger. 
Maybe next time you play with glitter, you can try this technique with some fun lace.  Play - you will get many different results. 

The owl was colored with Photoshop. The spider web is Spiderweb Doily by My Scrap Chick. The sentiment is left over from a Halloween paper stack purchased years ago.

Thanks for joining me today. Be sure to join us at Get Creative Challenges - theme is Black and Orange.

October 16, 2016

Back in the Groove

Hello!  I've been traveling for the past month - visiting friends and family in Michigan.  Could not wait to get back to my craft table and scrap some pics of my grandson with us!  But have to admit - it did take me a few days to get back in the groove!

Unfortunately, our kids prefer we don't post pics the grands - so no photo here.  But this page will be the last in the album with six additional photos of my hubby and me using the Fuse Tool - and a stkr.it is included at the top.  Scanning the QR Code on the sticker will take you to a video of my hubby and me blowing kisses to our grandson.  Take a look!

This layout uses the current free svg from My Scrap Chick - Cafe Border cut with my Sizzix eClips (#sizzixeclips).  I've added some sparkle (glittered flowers) and bling (pearls added to border), inspired by the current challenge - Twisted Thursday at The Outlawz.

October 2, 2016

Angie's Digital Stamps Challenge - Anything Goes with a "Halloween" Twist

Using a large image for your cards can be so convenient, especially when you are in a hurry.  However, it's always fun to add just a little something extra to add a little interest - a black cat.  Today, I am sharing a quick and easy card using the Daisy May Pumpkin Carving digital stamp, along with some word art and a black cat silhouette to make a Halloween card.  Be sure to join Angie's Digital Stamps for this month's challenge - Anything Goes with a "Halloween" twist.

September 19, 2016

Get Creative Challenges is here - with Embossing

The fabulous creative team at Get Creative Challenges is using embossing techniques to design using images from this month's sponsor - Star Stampz.  Please be sure to visit all of these talented ladies - show them some love with your comments!  Here is my contribution.

September 13, 2016

Simple Beauty

It's a busy week for me!  So I'm kicking off the week with a simple card using leftover scraps from a class.

September 12, 2016

Floral Pleasures

Using preprinted digital images can be so convenient, especially when you are short on time (as well as ideas).  However, it is always fun if you play with different paper colors and patterns to achieve different results.  Today, I am sharing a quick and simple card using Pure Prairie Bouquet along with some Craftsmith cardstock to make a quick and simple card.

September 11, 2016

Birthday Boy - 83 Years

Hi There!  I'm back today to share a birthday card for my hubby's golf buddy - inspired by First Hand Emotion.

September 10, 2016

Glittered Daisy Patch

Daisy Patch was one of my first Heartfelt Creations stamp/die set - and still one of my favorites.  Today I'm showcasing die-cut flowers and how they work great all glittered up on colored cardstock, while still keeping their simplicity. I wanted to keep the flowers the focus of my card, but they needed something, so I embossed the background using the Houndstooth embossing folder.  My photo doesn't do this gorgeous card justice - the glittered flowers are something you just have to see in real life!

Guest Designing at Crafty Friends Challenge #40

Thanks for stopping by.  Today I'm a guest designer on the Crafty Friends Challenge Blog, sponsored by Angie's Digital Stamps.  Theme of the challenge is Monochrome.  I'm featuring Ballet Shoes.

September 9, 2016

Out of Yellow Ink

Maybe next time your printer runs out of colored ink, you can just keep printing - why not?  I'm treating myself to a new 12 x 12 printer - but had a stock of ink for my current printer.  So I decided I'd run this ink dry before investing in the new printer.  This was a fun thing - the flowers on today's cards are the same as the flower on yesterday's card...in the meantime, I ran out of yellow ink - so instead of the vibrant yellow and orange flower, I have these pretty pink and white flowers.  A true scrapper never lets anything go to waste - therefore, these faded flowers needed a home on this pet sympathy card.  Think twice about replacing your ink cartridges too soon - maybe you'll end up with something completely different from what you expected.

September 7, 2016

Pure Prairie Bouquet

I am finding using digital stamps for my cards is so convenient, especially when I am making more than one card.  I adore the results I could get from using Heartfelt Creations floral stamps - but they haven't joined the digital world.  Power Poppy is the closest I've found, but they don't design build-a-flower sets like Heartfelt does.  What's a cardmaker to do?  Oh well - maybe in my next life I'll be a digital artist?

Today I am sharing my first card using Power Poppy's Pure Prairie Bouquet.  It was a pretty simple card once I realized I needed to adjust a setting on my cutter - It took me three hours, but what I learned will save me $$ as I discovered that I can use off-brand blades that cost 1/3 brand-name blades.  Yeah me!  Anyway - here's the birthday card I made.

September 5, 2016

Twisted Thursday - Buttons

Hi there!  I'm back this afternoon with a layout for my grandson's scrapbook.
I made the layout a bit more interactive using my Fuse Tool to add a pocket containing three additional photos.  You can see the finished product below.


September 4, 2016

Paper Studio meets Crafts U Print

I needed a quick hostess gift - made a small package of notecards.  I wanted to keep the focus on the bright colors, so I kept the designs simple by adding only some lilies using flowers from Oriental Lilac Parasol and Fan Lady (Crafts U Print) and adding leaves from Martha Stewart's Leaf punch.