Friday, January 30



Today was my turn to create the sketch for SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY.  Here is the sketch we are working with:

And here is my card I made for this week.  I used the Stacked with Love Valentine paper from SU, the new hearts embossing folder and the Embosslits  Scalloped Heart of Hearts by Sizzix.

When I first made the card, it looked like this.  As I looked at it, I realized it needed something else, so I added the black and white dsp banner and I think that completed it.

 These little heart sequins are from the In Color Sequins.

A closeup of the embossing hearts folder.  I LOVE it.  And I have always loved the Embosslits Scalloped Heart of Hearts.  It is so pretty with the dsp cut out with it also as a shadow behind it.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, January 28



This week's SPECIALS are awesome - a bunch of the most favorite EMBOSSING FOLDERS on sale!!  AND for those of you who do not have a Big Shot, the smaller Texture Boutique Machine is on sale as well.  This does NOT work for bigs dies but works great for embossing folders and thinlits.


Contact me if you would like to add your order to mine to help save on shipping, if you are local.

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Sunday, January 25

Plum and Wisteria VALENTINE CARD


Can you guess what I have for you today??  YEP - another VALENTINE CARD.  This one can actually be any occasion because I made PENGUINS with the OWL PUNCH.  A fellow demo, Darlene, from Darlene's Designs made a similar card at Christmas for a winter card, but I changed up the colors and added hearts on the Penguins to make a Valentine Card.

 I used the flip card thinlit I have, which is NOT the circle flip card like Darlene used.  But I think it still looks cute!!

 Here is a closeup of the two adorable Penguins made with the OWL PUNCH.  They are absolutely adorable, yes??

I extended the length of the right side of the flip card so that it folds into the middle and there is plenty of space to write a message.  This card is going to my youngest granddaughters for Valentine's Day so they know their Nannie and Grampa miss them and love them.

Thanks for stopping by.  Please come back again, won't you?

Saturday, January 24



We had Valentines card class today and had so much fun.  Six people and a half (ha ha- Heather brought her 3 month old).

Here are a few photos of the fun we had and the cards they made:

The youngest one is actually the most amazing crafter.  She always takes my ideas for the cards and puts her own special twist on them and makes them BETTER!!  I see a future demo there for sure, Emilee!!

Thanks to my gals for coming out into the country to make some pretty Valentines cards!!

And thank YOU for stopping today!!

Tuesday, January 20

Weekly Deals, Valentine Card and more


Markers and Blendabilities on sale this week.  Plus bakers twine and mini clothespins in color.  FUN

Don't forget that Sale-a-Bration is on right now and for every $50 you spend in product, you get a FREE ITEM.  Your order can include weekly deals, clearance rack items, and any current product on my website.  Just click on my signature line below to go see what YOU will order to get your freebies.  As always, I make you a beautiful thank you card for every order.  This month I will also include A FREE ITEM from my THANK YOU stash.  So that is TWO ITEMS FREE (one from SU and one from ME) when you order $50 in product.  HURRY, ORDER NOW BECAUSE THE SALE AND CLEARANCE ITEMS ARE LIMITED QUANTITTIES.

Here is another Valentine Card to share with you:

I used SNUGGLES & SMOOCHES and LANGUAGE OF LOVE sets.  Real red and coastal cabana are the colors I used on whisper white card stock.  I used the small heart punch and popped them up with dimensional one per row.

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Sunday, January 18



I have another valentine card to share with you today.

I saw a similar card on Pinterest and knew I had to create a card like this.  I created the black and white Designer paper myself by using white Stazon ink and the SNUGGLES & SMOOCHES stamp set.  The hearts in red and white on the right side is DSP from the Occasions Catalog called Bundled with Love.

Inside I put a white piece of card stock and used the Language of Love hearts stamp in Real Red Ink.

The Language of Love stamp set was used on the front along with the heart punch and fussy cutting the banners.

Thanks for visiting my blog.  Come back again this week for another Valentine card.  I have been busy with stamping Valentines.  See ya' later.

Tuesday, January 13



I like to use all colors for Valentines.  Blues are some of my fav Valentine's colors.  Below is a card I made for two challenges this week:

1.  CAN YOU CASE IT? challenge using Pool Party, Gold and White
2. SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY challenge using  the following sketch:


 I created this card with a removable bookmark on the right side.  This one is put on with 2-way glue for easy removal.

 Here is the card partially opened so you can see how the flap comes over the front with the bookmark attached.

And now an up close view of the removable bookmark.  I used the Hearts Border Punch to punch out the heart border decorations and then used the hearts here and there on my card.

I hope you enjoyed this card.  Hop on over to CAN YOU CASE IT and SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY to see some more wonderful ideas using these colors!!

Thanks for stopping by.  I would love to hear from you about my card.

Sunday, January 11



By now everyone knows how much I   L.O.V.E. my Big Shot machine.  There are so many different things you can use it for and I love every last one of them!!  Today I used it with my circle framelits to create a round shaped birthday card:

I put the circle framelit just a little bit above the fold of a piece of card stock and cut it with the Big Shot.  I then created my own piece of background paper with watercolor paper and an embossing folder and some inks and cut it with my Starburst framelit.

I used it one more time on this card by using the Happy Birthday thinlit die and some black card stock and ran it through the Big Shot to create my sentiment.  I also used my build a cupcake punch and used the candles outside while the cupcake was used inside.  Added a few star sequins and VOILA a great shaped birthday card.

Thanks for visiting my blog.  I appreciate your visits.  See you again in a few days with another fun creation.

Friday, January 9



Today I have a very easy and simple card made with SNUGGLES AND SMOOCHES photopolymer stamp set (#140326)

 Pink pirouette is the card base, with pink dsp and black card stock for the strip behind the art piece. (and YES I did put it a little wonky on purpose to catch your eye!!)  Then on the card base I used pirouette ink and lightly stamped all over to make my very own background.

I used the starburst die and my BIG SHOT cut the black where I used versa mark and my largest rose in the Snuggles and Smooches set and then used blushing bride and melon mambo embossing powder.  I then added a few dots of cherry cobbler dazzling details here and there to finish it up,

Hope you enjoyed my simple and pretty card.  It can be a birthday card, a valentine, a thank you...whatever you want.  Come visit SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY to see the other design team creations.

Thursday, January 8



I have a funny post for you today.  On Pinterest, there is a photo going around that is almost exactly like the FROM THE HERD stamp set.  Here it is:

 Isn't this a HOOT??!!  I wonder who posed these animals to look so much like this stamp set?  The only difference is they put a sheep instead of a pig.  Look at that funny rooster!!

Here is the stamp set so you can see the amazing similarity!!

Isn't that a HOOT!!!

Here is a card from fellow demo Frenchie.  Didn't she do a great job coloring it?  Look at that crazy Llama!!  I am still waiting for my set to arrive this week.  But I just HAD to show you this amazing photo!!

Thanks for stopping by.