Saturday, December 12, 2015

Christmas Card 07 - 2015

The gorgeous Snowman is an older Stamp from Inkadinkdo - Filigree Snowman #99402
I clear embossed him on a white card base - created the blue sky background with some Distress Inks... mopped up some water drops for a snowy effect, added some dimension with fun foam, wrapped it up with some string, some bling and that is pretty much it...!


Christmas Card 06 - 2015

I created this card by gluing all my leftover papers to a triangle and then trimming it with my scissors... what fun!! easy peasy and soooooo colorful!


Christmas Card 05 - 2015

Such a cute and simple card.. I was inspired by several like this one on Pinterest.. such a great resource for cardmakers like me!! hee hee


Christmas Card 04 - 2015

This Christmas Tree Stamp is an older set from Fiskars called "Christmas is.." #01-002290
I used my Clean Color watercolor brush markers to paint it and you know... I think this was my favorite Christmas card this year....


Christmas Card 03 - 2015

This was the card  created for my family and friends this year.. it looks so much nicer in real life.. The angel stamp is from an older Recollection Christmas set.. painted it with my "almost" new ZIG clean color watercolor brush set... created masks for the snow hill and angel..heat embossed the snowy background..used some distress ink to make the beautiful blue sky and voila!!


Christmas Card 02 - 2015

I wanted to add a bit of hand stitching to this card.. I love added texture..!!
The papers are all from my older Christmas Stash...


Christmas Card 01 - 2015...


A fun card made from the Make it Merry Collection by October Afternoon.. it really reminds me of when I was a little girl....!!


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Sympathy Card 01...

It's been awhile since I've posted anything... hopefully now that hibernation weather is right around the corner I will have more time to post new cards and/or scrap pages...

I was fortunate enough to win a bid for some stamps/dies/punches from Darlene DeVries... and here is one card made from the Stippled Blossoms set from Stampin' Up... what a versatile stamp this is and also my first attempt with layered stamping/water coloring... I like the effect alot!

Products used:
Stippled Blossoms - Stampin' Up - #132079
Prayers - Hero Arts - #SSS101562
Stitched Rectangle Die - Lawn Fawn - #LF767
Large Oval Die - Spellbinders Nestabilities
Design Paper - My Mind's Eye 6x6 - Lost & Found - Madison Avenue
Ranger's Distress Inks - Vintage Photo - Spun Sugar - Picked Raspberries

Friday, July 24, 2015

You Color my World...

Another Birthday Card!!.. Stamp set is from Tim Holtz.. an assortment of Alphabet Stamps and some splashes of color with my fairly new Prima water color pencils.. and of course some googly eyes!

You are Loved...

Another Birthday Card actually made with some Simon Says Stamps..and colored with my Spectrum Noir markers.. I hand drew the grass as I didn't have a stamp for that! hee hee

Happy Birthday 04-2015

Another Birthday card that was totally inspired by a beautiful card I had seen on Pinterest.. punched out the flowers from cardstock I had painted with my Kuretake water color set, along with the matting... easy peasy!!

Happy Birthday 05-2015

It's been a while since I've posted... Spring  clean up, indoor renovations, outdoor renovations and an upcoming wedding seems to have gobbled up a lot of my free time..

I did make a few cards..many were mailed out before I had a chance to take any photos! However, I did manage to take some time and get these posted.....

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Traveling Tootsies...

D'Arcy and Philip sent some great photos from their trip to California... a real treasure trove for me to Scrapbook.... Thanks Guys!! hee hee

This photo really stood out for me... it was not only a wonderful picture... but I laughed when I realized that I immediately recognized my son's feet!!

Papers and embellishments are a real mixture from my stash... some Heidi Swapp...October Afternoon..and some I have NO idea where they originally came from!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Capture this Smile...

This Layout was  truly a Joy for me to son's wonderful partner Philip sent me the photo of D'Arcy holding his tooth-fairy pillow that I had made for my kids... that happy smile of his actually made me smile and shed a few nostalgic tears at the same was off to the races after that!! hee hee
That wonderful sketch and color scheme for Case #157 over at CSI was perfect!!
I created the polaroid frames... pulled out my acrylic paints...then outlined them with a black photo pen...
I did a lot of stamping.. creating grids and photo strips that matched the colors for this case... and I even cheated and printed/fussy cut out those ADORABLE cats... they added just the right amount of fun and whimsy to the page....!!
I enjoyed every nano-second of this project and I am so delighted to be back scrapbooking again!!

Monday, March 9, 2015


Loving the challenges over a CSI..and thrilled that I was featured with my last layout Case #155..
This is also the first time that I played with a mixed media background.. it's kind of like holding your breath and jumping into the deep end of the pool.... then racing for shallow, safer waters!! hee hee
Actually it's a lot of fun and I want to play more with this format or at least begin to incorporate some of these techniques into my scrap pages....
This layout was for Case #156... come over and play along!!