Friday, May 31, 2019

ornate background

I got a new stamp today (Ornate Background from Simon Says Stamp).
Had fun playing with it already.
Here's a quick to make note card using it . The sentiment die cut word hello
 is also from SSS.

That's all for today!

'till next time, 

Wednesday, May 29, 2019


Happy Wednesday! 
There is a new challenge up at Little Red Wagon.
This week Brenda is challenging us to learn about Composting Day.
 She would like us to upcycle something headed for the trash.
Ok, I must confess, 
 this one gave me a hard time...I could not come up with an idea! 
Until I was putting away groceries and noticed the bag of onions.
After a few missteps on attaching this to a card front,
I finally settled on wrapping the bag around to the back and taping it). 

This is what I came up with:

 Who would have imagined  elegance from trash!

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is  anything goes this
week so I'm linking up there. :)

Hope you can create some amazing stuff out of trash this week!

'till next time,

Monday, May 27, 2019

Just Ducky

Today I'm sharing a sweet little no-occasion card that I made for the Dies R Us Blog.

I love Lawn Fawn. When I first saw these cute little ducks on the 
Rub-A-Dub-Dub stamp set , I thought of the saying, I hope your day is just Ducky!
However it was not on the I had to print it on my computer.
I have a piece of clear plastic that is cut to a A2 card size so can visually 
figure out where and what size to make the words.  

Next, color some cute images....die cut a scalloped frame ...add some distress blue ink 
for the sky above the words and a strip of grass for below the words....
add them all together to get your really cute picture.

I cut all the extra white card stock away from around the scalloped frame,
popped this up with foam tape and the added it to the yellow plaid card front.
 You may notice I found some flowers, clouds and a butterfly on a different Lawn Fawn stamp set.
I like to combine different stamps to get a new look.

I do hope your day is just Ducky!

Below are the supplies I used to make this card:
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frames Dies 
 Lawn Fawn - Rub-A-Dub-Dub
Lawn Fawn - Rub-A-Dub-Dub Stamps 
Lawn Fawn - Butterfly Kisses Stamps 
I hope I was able to inspire you to use your dies, create a project and come play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for a chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store

'till next time,

Saturday, May 25, 2019

yellow and grey

I'm getting my bathroom remodeled. They will be starting on it Tuesday.
The only reason I'm mentioning it is because the new color scheme is going to be yellow and grey.
So, that's where my head is!
This is the card I made this morning.
Surprise,'s yellow and grey!

Here's the inside:
Lots of room to write you own message.

The flower stamp is from Simon Says Stamp.

Have a great weekend! 
'till next time,

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Birthday flowers

Happy Wednesday! 
There is a new challenge up at Little Red Wagon.
This week  JanR is challenging us to make our InLinkz board 
into a Floral Frenzy!
You can use just one flower or a bunch.

Here's my contribution:
 The flowers are from BoBunny - simply flowers stamp.
The stripe paper is from My Favorite Things.

Here's what The inside looks like:

Oh, and I used Wink of Stella on the flowers. Here's a close look of the front:
They look real pretty and sparkly IRL
 Hopefully you can find time to try your hand at making a flower card.

'till next time,

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Happy Bird-Day

Happy Wednesday! 
There is a new challenge up at Little Red Wagon.
This week it's my turn to choose a topic.
I chose " Happy Bird-day". Include a bird somewhere on your birthday card.

Here's what I did on the inside (super simple)!

I hope you have fun this week and I can't wait to see all your Bird cards!

If you'd like more inspiration be sure to check out
the wonderful projects the Girlfriends have created over at the Little Red Wagon.  

'till next time,

Monday, May 13, 2019

pink to yellow

I like to design cards. Creating makes me happy!
However, sometimes you see a card 
and you just want to make one just like it!
.....and even when you're trying to copy,
it always ends up a little different...but that's good! 

That's what I did today :)
Now here's Debby Hughes' card:
Video taking a first look at the new Daniel Smith watercolor sets and using them to create soft, muted watercoloured backgrounds for crisp white die cuts using dies from the new Diecember release from Simon Says Stamp. Handmade birthday cards by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: 

Click HERE
for the video. Give it a try...It's fun!

'till next time,

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Imke's sketch

Over at Little Red Wagon, Imke has a cute sketch for us to follow.
Here's what I did:

I just got these stamps and dies from a company called HELLO BLUEBIRD
I love all the sweet animals!

Thanks for looking.
'till next time,

Monday, May 6, 2019

Mother's Day

Hi Everybody!
 Today I'd like to share a clean and simple card celebrating Mother's Day.

I have a lovely patch of Lily Of The Valley growing in my side yard.
This time of year everything outside is turning green and coming back to life,
so that's why I chose green and white for this card.

To make this card I cut a green rectangle 2 inches by 4 1/2 inches and then matted it on a shade lighter green mat. I added three more rectangles under this to build it up for some dimension.

Next, I die cut the flower from white cardstock and placed it on top of the green mat. Can you see how the top little bells hang over the edges?

To finish the card, cut one panel of the Quilted Backdrop from Lawn Fawn and trim off a quarter inch from each side. Then position this on  a solid green card base (A2 Size- 4 1/2 by 5 1/4 inches).

Now, before you pop the rectangle with the flowers onto the card front attach a greeting of your choice onto the front.  I chose to stamp a small happy Mother's Day in Versifine ink onto a strip of vellum and heat emboss it with black fine detail embossing powder.  I liked the look of the vellum and it was easy to just wrap the strip around and attach it on the back with tape.

Put it all together and now you're done!
I think a Happy Birthday greeting would also work well...or perhaps use shades of light grey and white and use the sentiment, with sympathy.

Below are the supplies I used to make this card:
Lawn Fawn - Quilted Backdrop Dies 

Impression Obsession - Dies - Lily Of The Valley 

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store
 Thanks for looking!
'till next time,

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Birthday Flowers

Hi Everybody!
It's time for a new challenge at Addicted To Stamps.
Darlene chose "FLOWERS"  as the theme for challenge #174.

Here's what that inspired me to create:

Here's what I used:
I love this big bold sentiment from Picket Fence Studios and I thought these flowers 
from Simon Says Stamp went well because of the black bold outlines.
The only problem was that I wanted the flowers to curve a little more to fit around the letters....
so fussy cutting to the rescue!! 
A little tip I learned was after fussy cutting run a black marker around the edges...waa-laa.. then you don't see any white spots and it looks like you cut it out perfectly!
I hope you like it.

'till next time,

Friday, May 3, 2019

Oceans of Love

Here's what I came up with:
 I'm using up my stash of watercolor backgrounds,
guess it's time to make more!  

Here's a closer look:
Thanks for looking!

'till next time,

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Black & White

Happy Wednesday! 
There is a new challenge up at Little Red Wagon.
This week  Kate is challenging us
to create a card featuring Black and white animals such as;
 pandas, penguins, zebras - even cats or dogs!
I chose this weird dog from Tim Holtz .

I put patterned paper from my stash on the background..
Made a black frame using Square dies from Avery Elle..
used white detail embossing and red cardstock
to make the sentiment ( from Paper Smooches).

I used my computer  to print this sentiment on the inside:

Here's a closer look at the front:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is a Birthday theme this week, so I'm
linking up with this card.

'till next time,