Friday, December 20, 2013

Last 3 Christmas cards 2013

Yippee!!!! I am so excited!  I finished my Christmas cards for this year!
I looked back over my stash and I made over 45 unique Christmas card designs this year.  I started in July.  I enjoyed it but am looking forward to doing some cards for something other than Christmas!

Monday, December 16, 2013

4 lattice 4 Christmas

I am still needing more Christmas cards, so to be easy on myself I whipped up a few using the lattice die.  I sure love that die and find it super fun to create with.
I combined it with some patterned paper and black layers with a few simple embellishments.
I think I made all 4 in 20 minutes.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Best of SNOW

Some cards featuring a new stamp set I got called "Best of Snow". 
The first one I masked the oval shape and sponged inside, then stamped.
The bottom ones I used the window collections framelit shape and put a square behind it and used 3 embossed panels.

Friday, November 8, 2013

2 Evergreen

Making some Christmas cards.  These one combine the stamp sets "Evergreen" with "Festive Flurry".

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Card Class -15

Here are the 3 cards we'll be making at my upcoming Christmas card making class.  We'll make 5 of each card.  15 cards in total.
The class is on Saturday, November 16.
You need to pre-register by Thursday of that week.  There is a limited amount of space.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Slanted flowers

Love this fun design!  The card is cut at a slant and I added flowers all along the inside and front top edges.
Colors on the top one - cantaloupe, cherry, white, coral
Colors on the bottom card - wisteria, razzleberry DSP, white
I decorated the bottoms of each differently.
To make the flowers - Secret garden framelits, boho blossoms punch (scrunched up) and bird punch.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Small Poinsettia - framed

I made this card for our Queen this week.
I used 4 framelits to make the frame.  I cut out two of the "inside" of the Poinsettia in Joyful Christmas and layered them.
There are black glimmer brads on top and bottom.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Interrupted Rainbow

A sympathy card.  I was inspired by the card from Queen Cindy.
Very simple!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Queen 180 - Christmas Poinsettias

Made this card in honour of our Queen #180 this week.  If you want to play along with the challenge that I host on Splitcoast.  It is called the Queen for the Day.  You can find the information here.

I love this Christmas set - Joyful Christmas!  This time I stamped with black ink on cherry cobbler paper and cut out.  Added some rhinestone bling!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Poinsettia in part

Playing with my new Christmas stamp set.  I versamarked the image first on the craft, then did another layer embossed on the red paper and cut out overtop.  I love this pretty set and I love the sentiments that go with it.

The layout is from Sketch Frenzy Friday.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Poinsettia with lattice

I combined some great new things for this card.  The poinsettia image and sentiment from Joyful Christmas I embossed in pewter.  I added a fun embellishment to the middle.
I doubled the lattice (white and gray).  The so saffron yellow strip is embossed with stripes.
This is for the layout at Sketch Frenzy Friday.

Monday, August 5, 2013


I made this for 2 blog challenges.

Dynamic Duos - Strawberry Slush & Daffodil Delight

Clean & Simple - Fall to Layout 252

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Layered Lattice Punch Art

I was playing with my lattice die and the windows framelit collection to make this layered "punch art" card.  There are 6 layers of the lattice (white behind tips, green in between window framelits, wisteria rounded with tips cut off, green, white flower, purple center)
I used two layers of window framelits - razzleberry patterned paper and olive patterned paper.
I cut the dotted scallop ribbon punch in half for the edges.
Added a few rhinestones for some shine.
The white "flower" is popped up with a stampin' dimensional.

I kept it blank - will be useful for many different purposes.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Retro Lattice Baby

Playing along with the Retro Sketches Challenge Blog.

Love how this turned out.  Lots of details - embedded embossing (lattice in window frames die), floral fusion flowers with scrunched ribbon centers.  Antique brads, pearls and buttons and two edges!
The colors are crumb cake, pink pirouette, blushing bride & white.

Norwex - Mop special!

Just going to throw this out there in case anyone is interested...

I have recently started selling Norwex products.  They are great cleaning products - they absolutely work!  It has transformed my cleaning!

Norwex offers great hostess specials.  In July and August you can earn the MOP for FREE!  Awesome deal!  Plus there are 3 other ways to earn free product that are easy.

If you would like to be a hostess, you can test any of my products in your home.
Or let me know if you'd like to order anything.
I also have a website...

Friday, July 12, 2013

Wedding - blog challenges

Finally have time to get back into doing some of my favorite blog challenges...
I used my new set "Best of Brides and Babies" to make this wedding card.
I completed two blog challenges.
Sketch Frenzy Friday - layout - and
Fab Friday - colors - tempting turquoise (I used coastal cabana), real red, basic gray

Used the new ribbon!  Very fun.  Some piercing and hearts embossing.
I like how it worked out with coloring the image highlighting some parts with red.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

2 Butterflies

Made these 2 butterfly cards today.
Now that it is summertime I am looking forward to having a bit more time for card-making!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Punch Art - lollipop flower

Two simple punch art cards.  The lollipop is made using a circle punch with a sparkly brad in the center.  The card base is Pacific Point and the edgelit embossed layer is raspberry ripple.

This flower is made using oval punch, circle punch and bird punch.  I scored around the edges.  The colors are Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso (and green).  Finished with mini brads and twine.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

2 butterfly cards

I got some crafting time today so here is what I made.  Punch art trees with butterflies.  There is a close up view below.

This is called a telescoping card.  It swings open on the brads to reveal layers underneath.  This first picture is the "closed" view.

This is all 3 layers.  And a close up.  I used the secret garden framelits and layered 4 flowers with some sponged tips.

Here's a close up of the punch art trees.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Creative Crew - Month 2

Here are some of the projects I made for my design team work for the Creative Crew challenge on Splitcoast this month.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Masking & Sponged

I masked the square shape with scrap paper and sponged it.  Very simple card to make.

First I stamped the leaves, then masked them.  I used apothecary accents framelit negative shape to mask and sponged it in with yellow.  Another very simple card.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Happy Hellos

My friend asked me to design some cards for her to send to her relatives.  She likes this car set and the colors blue and yellow.  This is what I came up with...

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Creative Crew - Design Team!

I'm quite excited.  I've been asked to be on the Design Team for the Creative Crew Challenges on Splitcoast for 4 months.  This is a challenge for Stampin' Up! demonstrators!
Here are the projects I created for this month's 4 challenges.  Hope you come play along.  You can find the challenge here and the challenge gallery here for all the projects.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

for Baby

I made this baby card for the Queen for the Day Challenge from last week!  Just getting the card made tonight!  You can come play along with the Queen for the Day Challenge here.
I paper pieced the duck (stamped on yellow and cut out and glued onto the white stamped image).
I used two types of patterned paper, both razzleberry and some wisteria twine to match the base color.
I can't believe I didn't even texture anything, although I did use my Big Shot for the Top Note piece.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Pieced and Pierced

I made this card for Creative Crew SU! challenges on Splitcoast.
One challenge was to use the soon-to-be-retired 2011 colors.  Focus on your least favorite.  My least favorite was Calypso Coral.
Also the challenge was to use piercing in a different way.  I pierced a heart behind my sentiment.

The snail and flowers are stamped and cut out (paper pieced) on white, limeade and coral.
I inked the zigzag embossing folder with brown ink before running the calypso coral paper through.