Hello and welcome to my blog of card crafts. I am happy that you stopped by for a visit. I hope you can visit often. Have a wonderful and blessed day! "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and my soul knows right well." Psalm 139:14


Monday, February 8, 2016


Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. I want to show you a tag I made with these sweet chickadees by Sparkle N Sprinkle.

I made the background using the splatter stencil from Tim Holtz and doing the mono printing technique here. I used Tumbled Glass and Weathered Wood stains. You can see the white splatters in the middle of the tag.

Next I used white matte embossing paste and Tim Holtz's snowflakes stencil. I added Stickles Diamond glitter glue on the snowflakes to make them sparkle.

                Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

Crafty Cardmakers:  Love, Love, Love
Our Crafty Corner:  Anything Goes Challenge 6
Simon Says Wednesday:  Have A Heart
Tim Holtz: 12 Tags of 2016 - February
We Love 2 Create:  Anything Creative Mixed Media Goes Challenge 3

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Altered Dies #3

Hi Everyone! Can you believe that Valentine's Day is right around the corner? I want to show you a Valentine I made with altered dies. I will be showing you how I made these sweet love birds using heart dies and a round punch!

I started with these 2 Nellie Snellen heart dies and used patterned and plain pink card stocks to cut them from.

I cute the hearts in half to make the body and wings of the birds.

I layered them like this and added a punched circle from patterned card stock for the heads. I also cut 2 scallops off one of the hearts for the beaks.

Next I used a my new Wreath die by Spellbinders and cut it apart to make branches.

I stamped the word "love" on a Spellbinders Fancy Labels die and pop dotted it to the card and added a heart charm.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how you can use your dies in different ways to make something totally new. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

Challenges entered:

Dies R Us:  Love
Scrapy Land:  Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Have A Heart

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Flower Garden

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. I hope you are enjoying your day. I made a card with a stamp that I have not used in awhile. It is the Colonial Spring stamp from Impression Obsession K1006. I stamped it on glossy card stock using Jet Black Staz On ink. Then I used Rub On's to color the scene.  I added yellow and red flower soft to the flowers. Part of the Cheery Lynn Lattice Valance Border die was used at the bottom of the card. I used Blackened Bronze embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle to make it look like an iron gate.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Challenges entered: 

Cheery Lynn:  Anything Goes/Dies
Crafty Card Makers:  Punches and/or Dies
Frilly and Funkie:  Enjoy Your Embossing
Impression Obsession:  Flower Power
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Love Is In The Air

Hi Everyone! Valentine's Day will be here soon so I thought I had better get started. Here is one I made using Penny Black's hedgehog from the Wonderful Day stamp set. I pulled out my K&Co. heart paper pad and used several patterned papers on my card.

I used the Spellbinders Large Beaded Oval die and used it as an inlay. I stamped the image and cut it out using one of the Gina Marie Stitched oval dies.

Thanks a bunch for stopping by. Have a great day!

Challenges entered:

Dies R US:  Stitching

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Altered Dies #2

Hi Everyone and welcome to altered dies #2. I have altered 2 dies today to make a sleigh. It looks like a lot of us might need a sleigh this week! LOL!

I started with Spellbinders Labels 8 and cut it out using red card stock.

I then used scissors to cut the label in half. This is the body of the sleigh.

I took the Spellbinders Floral Flourish die and cut 2 from silver card stock.

Next I cut off the left swirl on each one to make the runners. I also cut a small strip from the silver card stock to attach to the runners. Here is the finished sleigh!

Here is a close up of the card that shows the sparkle of the glitter. I used Starfire glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle. White Applique was used on Woofie's hat and some of the snow.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed how I altered the dies. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

Artistic Stamper:  Anything Goes
Double D:  Brrrrr
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Create With A Critter

Sunday, January 17, 2016


Hi and welcome to my blog. I am happy you stopped by today. I want to show you a card I made using the ombre technique. This was new to me but easy to do. Ombre means graduated color. I sponged darker blue to lighter blue colors on glossy card stock starting with the darker color at the top. I used an old stamp I had from Our Daily Bread to stamp over the colors. I used a newly purchased die from Spellbinders called Vintage Flourish Pattern for my music notes. I faux stitched around the die and the card.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a fantastic day!

Challenges entered:

Dies R Us:  Stitching
Frilly And Funkie:  Sing Sing Sing
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Ombre

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Tower Card

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. I am always looking for new and different cards to make. I stumbled across this tower card on Split Coast Stampers. This was a fun card with new folds to me. It is a great way to display a card. You can view the instructions here. I used two dies on the front -- Spellbinders Raindrops On Roses die they made for Heartfelt Creations and Quick Kutz Scallop die.

Here is the picture of the back of the card.

I hope you have as much fun as I did making this card. Have a great day!

Challenge entered:

Scrapy Land:  Anything Goes/dies