Saturday, January 21, 2017


I was gifted this "Thanks" die from our Dies R us team leader Darlene at Christams, wasn't that ever so sweet of her, and it came in very handy when I needed to make some thank you cards for gifts I received.

I cut the sentiment die out of yellow paper and then just colored in the flowers and added the flower stickers to the center

Tutti Designs -- Swirly thanks die
BasicGrey -- Piccadilly paper
Martha Stewart -- Border punch
Flower sitckers (flower centers)

This one the thanks die was cut from pattern paper and I just added the sticker centers to the flowers.

Tutti Designs -- Swirly thanks die
BasicGrey -- Piccadilly paper
Spellbinders -- Majestic Labels 25 die
Hot off the press -- Black Jewel Dazzles

Which do you like more?

The sun is out this morning, YAH!!! and it is already 51 degrees, can't wait for the hubby to get up and go for a walk, soak up that sunshine before more rain tomorrow.

Hope your enjoying a wonderful weekend so far.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Steampunk Debutante

I used the Graphic 45 paper pack to do most of the work on this card, just added a couple things to it.

The image background paper and butterfly are all from the Steampunk Debutante paper pack, I added Fiskars gold photo corner stickers to the image, cut the butterfly from a piece that was solid butterflies, I thought this Recollections gem sticker was perfect with it and added Spectrum Sparkle marker in clear to the lights all around her.

Another rainy gloomy day here, hope we get some sunshine tomorrow.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today and letting me know you did :)


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Vow Renewal

Our close friends from church had a their vows renewed for their 30th Anniversary.  I thought this coloring card had the perfect sentiment and pretty design in the heart.  I colored it with markers and scored the card base on the top and bottom, added a piece of designer paper between the scored lines and topped it off with enamel dots.

Creative Expressions -- To Calm and Inspire coloring cards
BasicGrey -- Picadilly paper
Scored lines with Scorpal
Paper Studio -- Enamel dots

Hope your week is off to a good start, we are going to have some above normal temps for a few days until we get back to our normal winter weather temps, enjoyed a nice walk today!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by, I appreciate you letting me know you did.


Monday, January 16, 2017

Sponge coloring

I used sponge daubers to color this image for our Pastor's birthday card.  I have those little daubers that go over your finger and since I haven't cared for how I have colored this image with markers I decided to try the daubers, still don't know if I care for it, maybe next time I will try just keeping it plain. The very small areas I used a cotton swab and my inks.

Stampscapes -- Cabin 140 E
Spellbinders -- Lg. Deckled  Rectangles
Hot off the press -- Sarabooks ivory papers and tags
Hero arts -- It's your day sentiment stamp set
Paper studio - gems

In all the pictures I took the gems are reflective but they have a grayish - black tint to them in real life.

We are done with the icy mess, last night the fog rolled in and it is still very foggy this morning also. But even though it is dark out it is above freezing and for that I am thankful :)

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Winter's eve

My daughter gave me some of the Spectrum noir sparkle markers for Christmas and when I saw this blue I knew I had to try a night time winter scene.

I first started by only coloring the part of the sky that I needed on my background, only use papers and whatever product for your background that you will have showing, I think it helps to adhere the next layer easier also.
Then cut the hills and trees using the Elizabeth craft designs, Outdoor edges dies, as you can see I used the front of the die for the back pieces and the ones on the lower hill I just turned the die around and used the backside so the trees are a little more scattered.

I added snow to my background and trees after I colored them with a white marker. I also added some snow gifted to me from a fellow cardmaker. Then I added the little bunnies from the Impression Obsession Rabbit set dies.  They blended in a little touch much in the white snow so I cut them from gray card stock and added a little gray shading with ink.

I hope you enjoyed my little scene today and have fun creating one of your own.

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