Monday, January 30, 2017

Let it Snow!

Hi Everyone. Today I have a shaker card to share with you. I started with the white panel, stamped the Let it Snow image, colored it with Copics and then die cut the window along with the green frame. I layered it onto the white card base to stamp the greeting just right. After adding the transparency to the window and foam tape, some green, blue and clear sequins were added before attaching everything to the card base. I did use my powder tool to go around the edges of the inside of the foam adhesive to help keep the sequins from sticking to the foam tape. It does help some.

Shaker cards are fun to create and receive. I don't know why I don't make them more often?!

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week!


Monday, January 23, 2017

Skip Winter?

If you could skip winter would you?  I don't think I would, but sometimes when it is bitterly cold, that idea is tempting! DRS has recently released a fun new image that deals with this question.

I started with a white panel, stamped the new image with Memento Black ink, then stamped it to the left and right of the image without inking the words. I used various Copic markers to color all the mittens. Nest I stamped the icicle image with Memento Black ink. Instead of coloring them with Copics, I used Star Dust Stickles. When the stickles were dry, I created a mask and sponged TH Tumbled Glass ink on for the sky. The frame was created by stamping the interlocking snowflakes onto teal CS with VersaMark ink and heat embossing with white EP. A nestie rectangle die was used to cut out the frame. I used scorepal tape to adhere the frame to the image panel and then glued everything to the card front.

I masked off the inside to stamp the same snowflakes with SU Taken with Teal ink, added a teal border and then stamped the Baby it's cold outside greeting with Versafine Black Onyx ink.

Hope you are enjoying your weather no matter what it is!  Thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, January 16, 2017

Warm Hearts

Hi Everyone.

Hope you had a good weekend. If you live in the states, then you may very well be enjoying a long weekend, since today is Martin Luther King Day. My husband has today off and will most likely spend his day in the basement working on his HO trains. He started this hobby last February and has been working steadily on it every since. He has a train station, logging center, a lake, mountains, even a cell phone tower! He even comes into my craft area to look for things he can use. He took one of my blue Copic markers to try and draw the lines for a handicap parking spot at his train station. It didn't show up on the dark pavement, but I had a blue sharpie that worked. It's really quite fun to see how creative he is being. Plus now if I say I'm going to Michael's or Hobby Lobby he says he wants to go along! 

For today's card I started by stamping the snowman and masking him off while I stamped in the snow lines and the snowflakes in the sky area. After heat embossing the snowflakes, I added a mask for the snow lines and sponged on TH Tumbled Glass ink, then the snowman was colored in with Copics. The greeting was cut in half and stamped onto pink CS and die cut with a SB nestie banner die. Once this panel was attached to the card base, I added the die cut hearts to look like he's juggling them. A snowflake and pink half pearl complete the look.

Thanks for stopping by today.


Friday, January 13, 2017


I have been working on some cards for a couple of challenges this week. My first is for Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge 385.  Here's the sketch:

And here's my card:

I turned the sketch sideways. It just seemed to work better for me that way. The card base is white with a layer of black CS and then a Perfect Plum layer that was stamped with DRS Designs Love silhouette heart in Perfect Plum ink. The greeting was stamped onto white CS with Versafine Black Oynx ink and then a small silhouette heart was added with the same plum ink. The panel behind was stamped with the ribbon heart image in black onyx ink and layered on black CS. The banners were die cut. The white one was stamped with DRS Designs small hanging hearts in plum ink. I added some clear wink of Stella to the small hanging hearts as well as the purple heart. Some milky white rhinestones complete the look.

My second card also uses the Love Silhouette heart, this time as the focal image. This card is for this week's Cupcake Inspiration challenge 389.  Here's the yummy inspiration:

And my card:

I started with a white card base, inked up all the edges with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with silver EP. The Love Silhouette heart was also stamped with VErsaMark ink and heat embossed with silver EP. Once it cooled, I fussy cut it out. The white panel was die cut with a SB nestie die, layered onto black CS and then attached with strong adhesive to the embossed white card base. The silver heart was attached with foam dots. Some silver bling was added to the flower centers. My parents' wedding anniversary is Valentine's Day, so I think this will be their anniversary card.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, January 9, 2017

Amazing Love

Happy Monday Everyone. Hope you had a good weekend and were able to find some time to get crafty! I've been busy creating thank you cards, but took some time to create my first Valentine card of the season. I really need to get busy on those! My easel card today features a couple of new images for Valentine's Day:  Amazing Valentine Greeting and Amazing Love Puzzle. My grandson will definitely enjoy this love maze, I'm going to recreate this in some blues for him.

For the front of my card, I stamped the Woven Plaid background image with SU Real Red ink onto pink CS. I die cut a heart from the center of this panel. Next I stamped the Amazing Valentine greeting with Memento Black ink onto white CS, colored it with Copics, die cut it with the same heart die and glued it into the opening after attaching the panel to red CS and then onto the white card base. Some glitter heart stickers were added to the corners. Here's a look at the front of the card.

For the inside, the Love Maze was stamped with Memento Black ink onto white CS and attached to red CS and then pink CS. Before attaching it to the card base with foam strips, a pink heart brad was added.

Now I think, I'll get started on that card for my grandson. Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, January 2, 2017

Hot Cocoa

I am an avid coffee drinker and must start my day with a nice hot cup of Joe. But it's that time of year when cocoa can compete with my coffee! There's just something about a nice hot cup of cocoa with a pile of marshmallows when there's snow and cold. Maybe it's the inner child in me!?

So my card today is in honor of all the Hot Cocoa lovers out there and it features a new image: Winter Wonder Words (1099H) from DRS Designs. I stamped this new image with SU Ballet Blue ink onto white CS and layered it onto blue CS. The Cup of Cocoa was stamped with Memento Black ink onto white CS, colored with Copics and fussy cut. Before attaching it to the card base, I stamped the snowy background image with the same Ballet blue ink.

For the inside of my card, I cut a piece of white CS, stamped the Winter Cheer Greeting with Versafine Black Onyx ink and the row of marshmallows with Memento Black ink. I added some highlights to the marshmallows with Copics and the card is complete.

Hope you like it. Enjoy some hot cocoa with me!!

Thanks for stopping by,