Saturday, February 23, 2013


I made this card today using some new items I just picked up. I know the Holidays are over but I wanted to use my new items plus, it's snowing outside!

The base of the card was embossed using the Sizzix (SU) Brocade embossing folder.
The two snowflakes are cut from the Spellbinders 2012 Version of Snowflakes dies.
The word Peace is from a Sizzix Word strip I got on clearance online.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Flower - Calendar Birthday Card

Here is another card I made with the beautiful floral calendar. This time I needed a birthday card.
 The colors are so vibrant, I wanted to see how they looked as a back drop to the emboses layer and also as a border!  The border punch and sentiment are from SU!
The butterfly is a Spellbinders die I raised on foam.

Spring Break

I made this card for my daughter who will be going on spring break for the first time (in her 5 year college years). Good for her!

The base card stock is from Stamoin' Up. The embossed layer is the Swiss Dots embossing folder.

If you know a little about me, is I am a recycler! I cut the pennants (banners) using the Stampin' Up punch and punch the lovely flowers from an old calendar! They have such lovely glossy florals, I can't wait to use more of the prints.
The layers that the sentiment is on are you punches also from SU. I hand wrote Spring Break as I do not have a stamp remotely associated with the phrase.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Card Swap

Here is a set of 12 card fronts I made for a card swap.
We were to primarily use Stampin' Up Products and it had to be at least two layers.
That I accomplished no problem!
 It's a standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base, with an embossed layer of white card stock.

The happy birthday sentiment is on 4 layers of card stock. The butterfly punch is layered above the pattern paper.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Beaded Spine Birthday Reminder Book

Using a recycled snack box that had a 1 1/2" spine I covered it with Stampin' Up designer series paper.

I added the Tim Holtz Sizzix Clock die also glued a layer of cardboard to the pattern paper before cutting, made it easier to cut.
 The frilly flowers, a bridal pearl sprig and a netted butterfly were from a party decorating craft type store in Florida. Can't wait to go back!!!

I love the beads and pearls they go perfectly with the pattern paper.
Hope you enjoy the video and please leave comments so I may visit you too.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Beaded spine sketch journal

I could not wait to make this type of spine with beads!!!
All products are from recycled items. I did not have to buy anything - whew!!!
The base of the journal was a brownie mix box. Yes - I cut it down and the side of the box was the perfect 1.5" spine!

The beads were from a yard sale/flea market find a couple years ago.

The paper I used was from my stash from Stampin' Up!. Please enjoy this video and I made another one tonight!

Autumn Mini Album

I enjoyed making this mini album yesterday, as we just got two feet of snow, I liked the fall colors.
 Here is a double page spread with some simple mats and fabric leaves.
Here is the cover, cut from Cricut cartridge. I inked and raised some elements. Please click the picture or watch the you tube video for all the pages of this 6 x 6" top loading s.e.i album.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Red Heart scallop card

 Using the Stampin' Up scallop border punch, I used it on the base red card front and proceeded to add a light purple layer and a black border.
Matching the border, I punched out three corresponding hearts (Stampin' Up punch). The sentiment is also from SU!.
I layered a white piece of cardstock inside so the red scallop on the front of the card will stand out.

Black and sleek Valentine card

I love this embossing folder border from Stampin' Up. The lace has a very deep emossed texture.
 I added a strip of red card stock right above the border, foam popped the hearts that were embossed with the Cuttlebug African Batik. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up Teeny Tiny wishes which I punched out using a tag punch also from SU!
In error when I was embossing what I thought was only the front of the card, I embossed the inside too, I kind of like it!

Valentine Cards #1

I spent the morning making Valentine Cards, here is the first one, a quick card!
The black card stockand the hearts (used Stampin Up heart punch) are embossed using a Cuttlebug folder I bought yesterday on clearance for 1.99!! The hearts are raised on foam squares.

The sentiment is from Stampin' Up Teeny Tiny Wishes set.