Sunday, March 23, 2014

Morning Glory and Plain and Simple

I have been trying to make some clean and simple cards since I have to mail one every week.  I need to be able to create something that doesn't take me all day.  I happened to get inspiration from Pinterest and I came up with these 2 cards that I just love.   I used an old stamp from Stamping Up and I think it's called Morning Glory.  I made matching envelopes with my envelope punch which I just love now that I have mastered how to use it.  Making your own envelopes is fun and rewarding as you can make a size to fit exactly what you need.  You should be able to click on and they will get bigger.  I added some Wink of Stella on the morning glory and it shimmers but it's hard to say in photo.  I just love that pen.

Monday, February 10, 2014


I can't believe I only made one valentine card this year.  Oh well, time is of the essence in my life.  But I did have a good time putting this one together.  I used my new MS punch and sewed some pretty ruffle on the bottom.  Used some scrap paper I had for the background and some bling beading from Prima.  Viola done.  I'm sending this to someone so it won't be wasted.  Where does the time go?

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Crafty Secrets Flower Garden

This is my linky entry for Crafty Secrets this month.  I used their new digi "Flower Garden".  I just love all the digis in this set.  There are quite a few and all individual so you can put them together however you like.  I did a lot of fussy cutting in this one.  The picture does not do it justice I fear.  I popped up each flower and leaf behind the vase.  I put Utee on the vase to make it shiny.  I used my alcohol ink pens to color and I made the background paper with Dyan Reaveley's Dylusion spray and a stencil.    It looks much better in person as I have popped the flowers in the vase and the "sweet flowers" verse.  It really is cute if I do say so.

Sunday, February 2, 2014


This is a card I made today to send to a chemo patient.  It was not what I had intended at all but I like it anyway.  I double stamped the image and popped it up. I used my water color pencils with water and a paint brush to color the flower and Tim Holtz distress pens for the leaves.  I rubbed Tim's distress ink into the background and sprayed with water to blend.    I distressed the edges of the paper and then added a tiny bit of diamond Stickles to add just a touch of bling.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Crafty Secrets Fairy Wishes

Here is my entry for Crafty Secrets January Linky Party.  This is a digital from their Fairy Wishes collection.  I just love all the digis in this set.  They are so much fun to work with.