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11 Mar

With a Guinness, I think!

This card was inspired by The Shabby Tea Room challenge this week, a lovely photo of lush shamrocks and a stamp I forgot I had.

One of the sneaky surprises that the card holds is a twinkling of diamonds that were colored using clear glitter pen, stenciled from the Lotus die template.  You can see the subtle detail here.

The other treat is the “Cheers” flag. The glittered letter stickers are delightful but better seen in person.

So raise a glass of whatever beverage you prefer and have a fabulous day!

Important Stuff
Papers Wausau Astrobrights Stardust A2 cardbase (CutCardStock.com)
Stamp Moose stamp (Hanna Stamps)
Colorants Sketch Markers: E00 Skin White, E31 Brick Beige, E33 Sand, E57 Milky White, E71 Champagne, G21 Lime Green, G29 Pine Tree Green, YG11 Mignonette, W1 Warm Gray 1, Atyou Spica Olive glitter pen (Copic);
S4-251 Big Scalloped Ovals LG, S4-269 Lotus Pendants, Wizard (Spellbinders), Sea Mist Glitter (PK Glitz),
Adhesives Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura), 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L)

Other Stuff Striped paper, green vellum, PVA glue, brown dye ink


dream BIG card

10 Mar

I’m trying a new challenge today: Colour Q. Each week the team provides a photo and color scheme that inspires their designers to  create their own interpretations. They are working on week #75:

I love these vibrant, intense colors. What fun they bring.

I really had a fab time creating this. After choosing some papers, I decided the cake die cut would be a fun place to start.

The Cricut did the trick and then a few acrylic paints made the rest of the work a great adventure: cherries on top, blue icing, polka dots…fun, fun, fun! The sticker, which had a slick surface (not so good for stamping), was treated to some scratching with a craft knife and then to a stamped sentiment. Next, the BIG was covered with Glossy Accents and allowed to dry. A border of yellow, cut and embossed, topped the polka dot patterned paper. A few layers and a little Distress ink completed the look!

Now all I have to do is send it to a fabulous friend who is having a birthday this week.

Cheers, Thanks for stopping by today. Come again soon!

Important Stuff
Papers Neenah Solar White Classic Linen paper (Cutcardstock.com), Chloe’s Closet orange dot and flower sticker (Making Memories), Blue polka dot (My Mind’s Eye)
Stamps and Die Cuts Studio g Dream Big stamp (Hampton Art), Cricut Spring in Paris Cartridge (Provo Craft)
Colorants Stampology Turquoise ink (Autumn Leaves), Lumiere Crimson and Burnt Orange metallic paints (Jacquard), Adirondack Acrylics Stream, Orange Marmalade Distress Ink (Ranger)
Adhesives 3D Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L), Glossy Accents (Ranger) PVA Glue (Lineco),

Other Stuff Star sequin, blue cardstock, yellow patterned paper

Birthday Reminder Book Tutorial and Download

17 Feb

I am always forgetting birthdays. I can’t say I’m proud of that fact but there it is. So, I decided to make a purse-sized birthday book to store my friends special days to help me remember them.

I love tucking it in my purse, along with a few of my hand-made cards, so when I’m waiting in the carpool line at school, or for an appointment, I can jot a note to a friend AND send it on time. It’s a perfect way to spend some otherwise wasted time.

Want to make your own? Here you go:

  • For added impact, use a marker to outline the die cut image and the base die cut.
  • Using dimensional adhesive, layer the “spotlight” over the original.
  • Download the black and white birthday calendar here or the colored birthday calendar here. Print the months onto two 8-1/2×11 sheets of paper. {I actually printed the whole document twice onto four colors of paper so I could mix them up in the book. See colors below in the supply list.}
  • Trim month blocks to 4″ wide and 3-1/8″ tall and round the corners with a punch.
  • Using Neenah Classic Crest 80# Cover in Natural White, die cut 8 book pages with S5-019 Labels Eight (#6). Die cut two pieces of recycled “cereal” board from the same die to make front and back covers.
  • Adhere two die-cut pages to either side of the covers to reinforce them.
  • Embellish the pages with patterned paper blocks as seen below. Then add the month blocks.
  • Bind the book with Bind-it-All and 1/2″ wires by Zutter. (See a tutorial how use the Bind-it-All HERE)
  • Add ribbons and a charm to finish it off.

Important Stuff
Papers Pop-Tone 65# Papers in Banana Split, Berrylicious, Cotton Candy, Limeade, Classic Crest 80# Natural White (CutCardStock.com), Patterned (K&Co)
Tools S5-019 Labels Eight, S4-116 Standard Circles SM, Wizard (SpellbindersPaperArts.com),  Bind-it-All, 1/2″ Black Wires (Zutter)
Embellishments Ribbons (Creative Impressions, Darice), Stamp (etsy.com), Jet Black Archival ink (Ranger), Chic Charm (K&Co.)
Adhesives PVA Glue (LineCo), Pop Glue Dots (Glue Dots Intl.)

Other Stuff Corner Rounder Punch

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Reading is Sweet

9 Feb

More inspiration from the Shabby Tea Room (#48)…It’s the most adorable photo inspiration and an a “use hearts” rule. Check this out:

I created a bookmark for my darling daughter who loves to read. I think it is a great Valentine’s Day gift to go along with a piece of chocolate…or maybe a pile of chocolate!

Check out the closer version that shows off the “sugar-topped” chocolates.

Then, just one more look…at the top of the book mark.

Whether your day is full of romantic notions or just a good book to read…have a Happy Valentine’s Day. Come back and visit soon!

Important Stuff
Papers Brown textured (Prism), Pink Basis 80# (CutCardStock.com), Ruched White paper (WorldWin), La Paperier green patterned paper (My Mind’s Eye)
Tools Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge, Cricut (Provo Craft),
Embellishments Letter stickers, Flower grommet (Making Memories); AtYou Spica Chocolate glitter pen (Copic)

Other Stuff PVA Glue, clear glitter, corner rounder punch, gems


Miss You!

8 Feb

subtitled {Spring, where are you?}

Color Throwdown this week features a lovely set of colors that are just begging for fun…

While I was choosing my papers, my daughter said, “Mom, what is Saffron?”

“It is a rare, expensive spice that has this great color.” I pointed to the yellow patterned paper that I used…She looked and saw the resemblance to the screen…I chuckled about it…

Here is my card:

Then check out a quick close-up…

Important Stuff
Papers Brown Ruched (WorldWin), Yellow patterned (K&Co.), Blue patterned (My Mind’s Eye)
Tools Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge, Circut (Provo Craft)
Embellishments Letter stickers (Making Memories), Sketch Marker (Copic Marker)

Other Stuff PVA Glue, Gems

Beauty butterfly card

6 Feb

Here is another installment in my application for The Shabby Tea Room Design Team. Check out the call here. And you can see my first project, an altered CD case, here. Both of the projects were inspired by a beautiful pink/black polka dot tea set.

This card was a much more artistic interpretation while the first project was more literal for me. Here is today’s installation!

When I create a “collage” look, I like to keep layering elements, moving them around, adding things, letting others go…until I’m happy with it and then I glue it all down. I know that may sound like “Duh!” but most of the time, when I’m creating, I start gluing things down so they don’t slide around and then get locked into a simpler design. So it takes some restraint on my part to create this kind of design. It is a good exercise for me.

Here’s one more look, a close-up, that shows some of the shimmer from the dusting of the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. Ooh, la, la!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Important Stuff
Paper Pink patterned (K&Co.)
Colorants B41 Powder Blue, C0 Cool Gray 0, C10 Cool Gray 10, G21 Lime Green, R85 Rose Red, RV10 Pale Pink (Copic), Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels)
Tools Airbrush System (Copic), Wizard, Butterfly die template (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
Embellishments Perfume Atomizer image (Graphics Fairy blog), Heart topped pin (Jo-Ann’s), Embossing Template (Heritage Handcrafts), Postage stamps (SkyBluePink.com), Letter stickers (Making Memories)
Adhesives PVA Glue (LineCo), Glossy Accents (Ranger)

Other Stuff Black and pink cardstocks, beads, silk flowers

Spring Fling goodie box Tutorial

17 Jan

I have had so much fun working with CutCardStock.com papers. Today, after enduring very cold days and snow last week, my mind turned towards Spring and Easter…I got this darling bunny image from Hambo Stamps (a digital stamp).

I couldn’t resist using it on a cute goodie box.


  • Print image and color with Copic Sketch Markers
  • Cut S4-127 Classic Scalloped Squares LG. Use a score tool and score in a square from the divot between the first and second scallops on each side. Then score each corner on the diagonal.
  • Snip on the diagonal of each corner and fold on the score lines so that all the scallops point up. Then cut two contrasting pieces of cardstock at 4×5½”
  • Lay one piece of the just cut cardstock onto your score tool. Mark the left edge at 1/8″ and move it to ¾” line while leaving the bottom corner at the left edge. Score.
  • Flip over the piece and score the other side. Fold both edges in. Complete the scoring and folding with the other rectangles.
  • Add super sticky double-sided tape to the edges of the scalloped square.
  • Add the rectangles to the tape.
  • Add super sticky double-sided tape to the left edge of each of the rectangles as seen above. Remove the protective cover from one piece of tape, bring two sides together and secure. Complete the other three junctions.
  • Using purple cardstock cut S4-239 Classic Scalloped Borderabilities® Petite. After cutting the first time, use the inverted top scalloped edge to cut another strip. Do this three more times and then cut the four strips apart.
  • Glue the ends together. Add the strips to the top of the goodie box, allowing it to encircle the top rim. Trim as needed to match scallops.
  • Cut/emboss S4-235 Fancy Tags from orange cardstock. Add stickers and brads and glue to the box.
  • After coloring the image, cut/emboss with S4-161 Labels One, a size that fits the majority of the image with some parts sticking out. Use some low tack tape to keep the image from moving. Any part that overlaps the edge, cut on either side and pull the part above the die. Then cut in the Wizard.
  • To create a mat for the stamped image, cut/emboss purple cardstock S4-161 Labels One, one size larger than the die-cut stamp.
  • On the back side of the stamped image, place a bamboo skewer and use 3D adhesives to hold it in.  Place the mat onto the back side.
  • Add some crumpled paper on the bottom of the goodie box. Layer a coffee filter on top and place the bunny sign down into the filter and paper. Fill the filter with goodies and display for a happy treat center.

Important Stuff
Basis 80# cardstock in Purple, Orange, Aqua, Cryogen White (CutCardStock.com)
Stamp Spring Bunnies digital stamp (Hambo Stamps)
Tools S4-127 Classic Scalloped Squares LG, S4-239 Classic Scalloped Borderabilities® Petite, S4-161 Labels One (Spellbinders)
Adhesives Glue Dots (Glue Dots.com), 3D Squares (SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES by 3L), Terrifically Tacky Tape (Provo Craft)

Miss you SNOW much!

11 Nov

As the snow fell in Denver yesterday for the first time this season, I settled in to create a card. I had Thanksgiving in mind but the snow just wouldn’t get out of my head so here is what I created:

I wish you could see this in person…I used some beautiful metallics from CutCardStock.com: Cryogen White is a smooth cardstock in a creamy white with the most delicate shimmer. It was perfect for the snow-girl. The background, Lustre, is slightly textured and lusciously colored in metallic silver-gray.

The other part of the inspiration came from Card Positioning System’s sketch this week. The circle frames on the right reminded me of a snowman.


  • Using Classic Natural White, cut a card base to fit into a #10 envelope
  • Using Curious Metallic Lustre, trim a mat to fit onto your card front. Adhere.
  • Cut a rectangle of pink patterned paper. Tear it to suggest a snowy hill. Add it to the card. Add a bit of clear glitter glue to enhance the snowy feeling on the hill.
  • Using Curious Metallic Cryogen White:
    Cut/emboss three graduated circles for the snow-girl
    Cut/emboss the boat from S4-261 Play Time (for snow-girl’s hat)
    Cut/emboss Labels Four (#5)
    Cut/emboss four snowflakes from the S4-224 Snowflake Borderabilities® Petite
  • Leaving the Labels Four die cut in the die, airbrush using E04 Natural Lipstick Sketch Marker. Also airbrush the small snowflakes from the Borderabilities® Petite die template.
  • Add stickers to the tag to spell out the sentiment.
  • Bling up the hat using glitter glue on the embossed areas.
  • Using a glitter pen, color over the pink on the small snowflakes.
  • Assemble the card, using dimensional adhesive for the sentiment tag.

Important Stuff
Papers Curious Metallic Cryogen White—82#, Lustre—92#, Classic Natural White—80# cover (CutCardStock.com); Classic paper pad Pink paper (Crafty Secrets)
Die Cuts S4-116 Standard Circles, SM (#2, 3 when counting the center as 1),  S4-114 Standard Circles LG (#3),  S4-224 Snowflake Borderabilities® Petite, S4-190 Labels Four (#5), S4-261 Play Time (boat) (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
Colorants Sketch E04 Natural Lipstick marker, Atyou Spica Clear glitter pen, Airbrush System (Copic)
Embellishments Cotton Candy Stickles (Ranger)

Other Stuff Clear Glitter Glue, PVA Glue, Dimensional Adhesives, letter stickers

Date and Card Keeper

18 Oct

My roll-a-dex is full…

…says my best friend.

See, when I meet a new person, he or she goes in one side and an old friend or relation falls out the other. The more I learn about the new person, the more that falls out…it’s impossible to keep up. So what to do with all the people that really matter? And what to do with all their special celebrations?

Sometimes we need something remind us of special events in our lives. {I love my ten nieces and nephews but I can’t keep their birthdays straight.} I have created a few different kinds of “Celebration” reminders but my new favorite is the one I just created . Check it out and grab some supplies to create your own using the instructions provided.

I began by using my computer to create monthly calendars with days and blank lines to record special dates such as birthdays {which I mark with a “B”} or anniversaries (yep, they get an “A”}. You can download the celebrations calendar (as a pdf) for free.

Here are more images:


  • After downloading the celebrations calendar and printing it out, trim each month.
  • Cut twelve 6×6″ squares of coordinating patterned paper and adhere them to the 9×6″ envelopes.
  • Cut twelve round tabs from patterned paper, or, as I did, punch out 12 shapes.
  • Put the envelopes in the order you want them to go {January, February, etc.}
  • Use stamps, rub-ons or stickers to label the tabs and adhere to each envelope, overlapping on the way down.
  • Create a front and back cover for the card keeper. Feel free to experiment with this and use fun shaped papers etc. {I added glitter glue to the front for some extra bling.}
  • Bind the keeper in whatever way you choose and add ribbons to keep it shut.
  • Add birthdays and anniversaries and other important dates.

Important Stuff
Paper Textured, scalloped paper (Die Cuts with a View), Patterned Papers (BasicGrey, Me & My BIG Ideas)
Tools Owires, Bind-It-All (Zutter)
Embellishments AtYou Spica Chocolate glitter pen (Copic), Glitter glue (Hobby Lobby)

Other Stuff 9×6″ envelopes, PVA Glue, Month rub-ons, Ribbons

Enchanted Notes (CPS 182)

1 Sep

Card Positioning System, one of my fave sketch challenges, offered this sketch this week:

I love the simplicity of this sketch that can be used in a million ways. Sometimes I feel I can do the most with the simple, elegant ones. So here is one of those million ways to use the sketch:

Here are a couple of close-ups so you can really see the Flower Soft.

Important Stuff
Papers Blue Mushroom (K&Co); Orange/White polka dot (Making Memories)
Embellishments Summer colored sprinkles (Flower Soft); Opaline glitter (Sparkle N Sprinkle)
Adhesive PVA Glue (Ad Tech); Letter, word stickers (Making Memories)
Tools Bind-It-All system, Owires (Zutter); S4-235 Fancy Tags die template, Wizard System (Spellbinders)

Other Stuff Adhesive gems