Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Outdoorsy Birthday Card

Another quick card. I chose a pretty green plaid paper. Cut one of the Taylored Expressions 'Beauty Lies Within' died and added it to the top corner. Tied a simple twine bow. Cut some grass using an IO icicle die. ( hey, it works for grass if you flip it over!) Added a sign die by TE and stamped with Happy Birthday from Penny Black.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Quick and Easy Mens Card

Very quick card to make. Choose a base color and some patterned paper. Layer with a tree die from Taylored Expression. Cut out a deer from Taylored Expressions. You could finish this card with a banner or flag with a sentiment stamped on it. Add a little twine to step it up. Possibilities are endless.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Taylored Expressions Lots of Layers

I'm sure I've mentioned it many times before, but Taylored Expressions has become one of my favorite stamp and die companies!! Love all the components they have!!

All dies used in this card are from Taylored Expressions. 

Monday, December 21, 2015

More Cheery Lynn

This card is not assembled yet....this is in the 'think and create' process, so just a possibility. I eventually stamped it with a sympathy stamp, but could easily be used for birthdays. 

Flourish and flower by Cheery Lynn. Scalloped oval by Spellbinders.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Taylored Expressions Mens Birthday Card

I love the colors in this paper even though the pattern isn't really my style. I do love the way it looks in this card though!

I used Spellbinders to cut the rectangle out of the center of the blue paper. Stamped the vellum with a Taylored Expressions stamp using Tim Holtz Distress ink. The tree and deer are both from Taylored Expressions. 

Friday, December 18, 2015

Simply Elegant

Another of the cards I designed for the card buffet. Simple but elegant!

Leafy Oval is by Memory Box. Flower and leaves by Cheery Lynn. Butterfly is a Martha Stewart Punch. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Popping with Paisley

Those that know me know that I gravitate to certain types of papers. Pailey is one of those prints that I tend to always pick up. I'm guessing it might have to do with growing up with tons of paisley print clothing. Maybe. I just love the way that it looks!

This page is make using a strip of a coordinating paper to help break up the business of the paisley. It is layered over a solid color that I wanted to bring out of the background. I chose to do the photo
areas in the 2 prodominate colors on the page, embossing the top layer with a basic dots embossing folder.  

Flowers are all made from Cheery Lynn dies and embellished with pearls. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Taylored Expressions, Memory Box and Impression Obsession

Recently at Picture This we had a card buffet. This is one of the cards I created for that event. I really like how it turned out!
I used a large sunburst die by Memory Box to cut out the circles. Tree is by Impression Obsession. Fawn is by Taylored Expressions. Banner by Joy Crafts. 

Monday, December 14, 2015

Black & White Blitz

Created this layout using one of my daughter's senior pictures. I printed it off in black & white in an 8x10. I wanted to try a layout using a large photo. Love how it turned out! And I really love this picture of Jordan.  

I used My Favorite Things large Fishtail Banner dies. The flourishes and flowers are all by Cheery Lynn. Numbers are by Taylored Expressions. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Pop up Penguin card!

I made this cute pop up card using a Cottage Cutz Penguin die. Snowflake die by Cheery Lynn, Joy die by Lawn Fawn. Embossing folders by Darice. I had tore the snowbanks and added cute bunnies by Impression Obsession. I think this little guy is ready to play in the snow!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Cascading Christmas Card!

I used a pretty blue cardstock to make the base for this cascading card. Added paper by Basic Grey in this awesome plaid! Then embossed coordinating paper with dots and inked for the outside sections of the card. I added a sign, deer and cardinals from Taylored Expressions. Trees are Memory Box. Finished it off by writing North Pole with Zig Pen and adding Star Dust Stickles!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Merry Christmas Easel Card

I used Cream Luster Cardstock for the base of this card. When folded down for mailing this card measures 5.5"x4.25".

The cardinal paper was cut using the Memory Box Open Studio Pierced Scalloped Circle die. Tree is by Memory Box. Merry and Christmas are both from a Tim Holtz set by Sizzix (Ellison). Fishtail banner is by My Favorite Things-Dynamics. Both the pine sprigs and the poinsettia are by Cheery Lynn. (My favorite poinsettia die!)

I added rhinestones and twine to finish off this card.

Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Cheery Lynn, My Favorite Things, Memory Box and Spellbinders Dies!

There is a lot going on with this page starting with the bright and colorful floral pattern of the paper. I decided to pull the yellow out in the flowers by using yellow to mount my photos and make the flourishes. The orange to make the flowers pop and the teal to bring it all together.

Cream circle was cut using Spellbinders Nestabilities circles. Pierced scalloped circle is a set by Memory Box 'Open Studio', Flowers are the Daisy strip by Cheery Lynn. The flourishes are the stitched flourish by My Favorite Things 'Die-namics'. Candi Dots finish off the centers of the flowers.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Holiday Grumplings by Taylored Expressions! 'Tis the Season!

My final card in my Holday Grumplings class. This sweet little kitty is my absolute favorite of this series of stamps!! Who wouldn't fall in love with him? Mittens are Memory Box, Stitched Circles and Postage Stamp Die are by Memory Box-Open Studio. I used Copics to match.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Holiday Grumplings! No...I do not want to build a snowman!

This was another of the cards in my Holiday Grumplings class featuring stamps by Taylored Expressions. The tag is by Spellbinders. Stitched circles by Memory Box-Open Studios. Embossing folder by Taylored Expressions. I'm loving this snowman!!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Taylored Expressions Holiday Grumplings! Dashing through the NO!

I'm sure I've mentioned before that Taylored Expressions is my new favorite die and stamp brand! I did a class recently using their adorable Holiday Grumpling stamps! This card is using several of those grumpy animals who just don't want any snow!!
I fussy cut out my animals, but you can get dies to do the work for you! I used Tim Holtz Coordinations paper for the background and embossed with a dot embossing folder then lightly sanded. I cut the hills using a Memory Box landscape die and cut the houses and trees off. My Favorite Things-DieNamics fishtail banner used for the sentiment.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015


I saw this title in a title suggestion book and thought it was so adorable! I think every mom has a picture of her cute as a button child showing tons of attitude! I think this is a perfect title for those pictures!

Title was custom cute to fit my space and match my colors at Picture This. Stars are cut from the Spellbinders Nestabilities Star dies. They are inked and layered. Photo areas are embossed with an embossing folder and inked to match starts.

You could take this page a step further by adding twine or ribbon and rhinestones or Candi Dots! You could add Stickles or loose glitter. The possibilities are endless!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Joyful Penquin Shaker Card!

Don't you just love shaker cards? They seem to bring out the kid in all of us!

I used a country blue cardstock for the base of this card. I also used it for accents on the card....the scalloped circle (Impression Obsession) and the top fishtail banner (My Favorite Things-Dynamics).

Plaid paper is by Carta Bella. Penguin is a Stamps by Judith, and colored with Copics.

I kept this card simple and just put the sequins in the shaker with a plain cream cardstock backing. Cream was also used for the Joy die (Lawn Fawn) and the bottom fishtail banner (My Favorite Things-Dynamics)

The snowflake came inside the sequin package.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Snowman Shaker Card

I made this card using the Impression Obsession Snowman and colored it with coordinating Copics. 
I added 'coal' to his smile with Copics as well. Icicle die by Impression Obsession. Stitched rectangle and Stitched Circle dies by Memory Box Open Studio. The background of the snowman was inked with Tim Holtz Peacock Feather and Mermaid Lagooon Distress inks. I splattered background with water to get the snowflake effect. Glitter was used inside the shaker. Rhinestones on the outside of the acetate to make it more dimentional. Stickles on the icicles finished off this card. 

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Dogs Rule!

My dog Boomer would definitely agree that dogs rule the house! I made this scrapbook page with him in mind. Embellished the page with premade flowers, bakers twine and rhinestones. Vellum quote is layers over solid card stock. Photo area is embossed with a Darice embossing folder! I used eyelets in the corners to attach the vellum.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Tim Holtz Crazy Bird -Tree Decorating

If you aren't out shopping all the Black Friday sales, you could be like my family and start decorating your tree! We have an artificial tree due to my allergies so we generally have it up from Black Friday until mid January! 

This is the last of my Tim Holtz Crazy Bird Christmas cards. For now, anyway!

I used Natural Felt Cardstock as the card base. A Coordinations Forrest Moss cardstock for layering and for the trees. The tree patterned paper is by Basic Grey.

I used the Crazy Accessories Candy Cane for this card along with the sweet Crazy Bird. (Shhh......He's my favorite!) I hand cut out the bird and candy canes.

 The trees are the fir tree trio by Impression Obsession. I used the large tree for my card.

I can't wait to make more of these cards!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Tim Holtz Crazy Bird- Christmas Santa

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope all of you are celebrating your thanks today with family and friends!
I'm getting ready to eat lots of turkey and pumpkin pie in a few hours. Yum! 
In the meantime, here is another Christmas card using the Tim Holtz Crazy Birds and Crazy Accessories. 

I once again used the Natural Felt cardstock for  my base. I used some text weight metallic paper in a brown to layer my card. The patterned paper is Basic Grey. Snowflakes are also cut from the metallic paper and topped off with a rhinestoone. Greeting is a Stamps by Judith sentiment. 
I used both the Santa hat accessory and the bow tie accessory on this card Colored in R46 & R37. Bird was colored in greens (YG) and yellow (Y) I used glossy accents to pop out the eyes on this bird. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Tim Holtz Crazy Birds- Christmas Eve

If you haven't heard about the Tim Holtz Crazy Birds yet, you are missing out! These things are so popular they keep flying off the shelf! And the Accessories that go with them! Super cute!

I made this crazy bird into one who was watching for Santa!

I used a natural felt card base and layered with a true red cardstock.
 The black background paper is by Basic Grey. LOVE the writing on this paper! 
I then added a tree die by Memory Box. I turned it on it's side to make it a branch.
 Circle is by Spellbinders Nestabilities.
 Santa and sleigh is by Cheery Lynn (I cut two of the reindeer off to fit it on my card)
I colored my Crazy Bird with R46, R37, C7 and E57. I colored the Top Hat Accessory with C7 and G06. I fussy cut my bird and hat, but Tim Holtz does have die sets that match each of these stamp sets if that is what you prefer!
I finished off the card by adding Crystal Stickles on hat and branch to resemble snow. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Enjoying Life!

I created this page to go with some tropical pictures that I need to scrapbook. Perfect for those vacation memories! I used Cheery Lynn dies to create the flowers and leaves. The title was custom cut for the dimentions I needed at Picture This. 

It's hard to see in this picture, but the blue mats really pick up the blues in the background of the paper!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Spellbinders, Cheery Lynn and more!

Found this really cute patterned paper so worked up a couple of pages with it! I'm really into the teals and aquas etc right now! I layered the photo areas with matching colored cardstock. Embossed the top layer with a Provo Craft embossing folder and then inked it with a coordinating Versa ink. Branch is cut from Spellbinders Cherry Blossom set. Bird is by Cheery Lynn. I inked the bird with a Tim Holtz distress ink.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Hobby House Christmas Topper 3

This is the final card from my card class using the Hobby House Christmas Toppers.
Copic C0 and C1 was used to outline this image as well as the snowflakes on the topper. 
The topper was then inked with Tim Holtz Distress ink.  I used snowflake dies by Cheery Lynn that were also distressed with the ink and added rhinestones in the centers. This neat ribbon was the perfect thing to finish off this card!

Cream Luster was used as the card base. A red Metallic text weight paper was used to layer the image. I used this awesome blue plaid paper to complete the total look. 

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Hobby House Christmas Topper 2

Yesterday I showed you card 1 from my Hobby House Christmas Topper class. This is the second card we made in that class.

I used the same Copic background technique on this card. I also used a green Copic marker that matched the green in my die cut poinsettia (by Cheery Lynn) to color over the leaves in the picture. 
I inked the poinsettia petals with matching blue before assembling. I used a red pearl in the center. 
Papers are a metallic blue cardstock and polka dots are by Kaiser Craft. Ribbon tied at the bottom finished off this card. 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Hobby House Christmas Topper 1

Have you discovered the Hobby House Toppers yet? This is one of the cards that I made using their product. You get six pre-printed images per sheet (2 each of 3 designs) and you can make them quickly into cards. I added a Copic background technique to my cards to spice them up a bit for the holidays! Here is Card #1 from the class I did a couple weeks ago!

The Believe is a die cut by Cheery Lynn. I used coordinating Copics to do the background. Layered the card with metallic red and blue papers and the neat chevron paper is by Kaiser Craft.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

My Favorite Things Stictched Flourish

I used the left over pieces from the last purple scrapbook page I made to make this page. I used a solid background and then added a stripe of the pattern paper. Matching ribbon is used to punch up the photo areas.

The stripe is embellished with flowers made from Cheery Lynn dies.....the daisy strip and the shasta daisy strip. I used Cheery Lynn leaf die for the leaves as well as the My Favorite Things Die-namics stictched flourish. Fancy butterfly is by Cheery Lynn. The other butterflies are from the Martha Stewart butterfly punch.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

More Cheery Lynn flower dies

We got in this awesome purple paper at the store. It has such a great textured look! I have 2 of the collection in this page. I neat braided pattern and a classic polka dot paper. I really like the flow on this page.                                                                                                                                                                 The photo areas are embossed with a Darice argyle embossing folder. Flowers are made using Cheery Lynn flower dies and pearl accents. Also usd in this  page is a Martha Stewart border punch. 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Impression Obsession Gingerbread House Card

I bought this really neat Impression Obsessions house die and just had to play around with it a little bit. This was a real quick work up, but it could definitely be made in 'more'.

I cut the house out of brown with the roof, gingerbreading, window and door out of white. I used the Impression Obsession Christmas Icons candy cane to do the candy canes that line the roof. I used Copic markers to draw the swirls on white Candi Dots to make the mints that line the bottom of the house. I finished off the card by using a matching green ribbon on the bottom.

You could add a ton more candy dies around the house if you choose. A gingerbread person would be reallyy cute with this! A nice Christmas stamp would finish it off.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Cheery Lynn Dies scrapbook page

This page was made using the Cheery Lynn buoild a flower die and rose die. The flowers were cut out in burgundy and topped off with a Candi dot. The title was made at Picture This. I had it made custom just for this page (they will do that for anyone!!) The photo area was embossed with an embossing folder by Cuttlebug. 

The ribbon added just the right touch to complete this page! 
I really enjoy using this apple green and the deep red raspberry cardstock together. Keep a watch may see them used in a future Christmas page!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Senior Tennis Page

I had the honor of taking John's senior pictures this year so of course I HAD to scrapbook some of them for him! For his photo shoot, John's one request was that we take some pictures at the tennis courts. These pictures were amoung my favorite from our shoot!

Picture This has this amazing tennis racket paper that went perfect with my photos! I layered the photos and added the senior title to the page using the same layering colors. Love how this turned out!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Granddaughter scrapbook page with Prima Flowers

I found this sweet flower paper all by it's lonesome on the sales floor. I am unable to leave these beautiful single papers out there, I just have to make them into something!

This lonely paper became this sweet page dedicated to a granddaughter! I don't have one of those.....yet......but I hope to some day!

I used pink and white twine to accent the side of this page. Prima flowers in pinks and yellow to play off the ones on the paper. The saying is a vellum quote mounted over plain cardstock. Rhinestones finished everything off.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Perfectly Fall!

Leaves are busy turning colors and falling into our yards! My husband has been really busy getting all those leaves bagged up and taken away.

I created this page from scrap pieces I had left over from some other projects! I had the leaves custom cut for me at Picture This in coordinating colors. I inked them and layered them. I centered a button on the leaf patterned paper and added a twine bow on top. Twine was also used on the top of the photo areas to tie it all together. Gems were added to finish off the look.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Summer scrapbook page with Impression Obsession Dies!

 With all the unseasonably warm weather we've been having these last few days, I thought I'd do up a summer scrapbook page. Hopefully this will help keep me warm during the snowy times!

The title is a custom title from Picture This (they stock them on the sales floor!!). I used a fence die by Impression Obsession. Grass die by Impression Obsession (I just cut it apart into several pieces!) The bunnies are also by IO. The flowers are by Cheery Lynn. I finished them off with rhinestone accents. I love the way this turned out!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Christmas Scrapbook Page with IO and Cheery Lynn

I'm seriously in love with using banners on my pages. For this page I used a pretty green and white polka dot paper along with a Christmas paper that had a burlap text look to it. I cut the burlap in triangles for the banner. I added the IO Bow die in burgundy and pearl accents to the centers of the bows. I embossed the burgundy photo squares with a poinsettia embossing folder and inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink. I finished off the page by adding a coordinating poinsettia cut with the Cheery Lynn poinsettia die. The center is a Candi dot!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Impression Obsession Christmas Card

To make this card I used the IO lacey edge die on two sides of  my 5.5 x 4.25 white paper. Then I cut a section out of the middle with a Spellbinders A2 layering die. I popped this up over white cardstock. I cut pine bough from IO out and attached to corner. I made a bow out of burgundy ginham ribbon. The birds are cut from the Cheery Lynn Chickadee die and embellished with Copic markers.
I'd love to get this card for Christmas!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Windows Die for Down Home Christmas Card

I used the Memory Box Window die to make this sweet card! The tree is by IO. I layered the coordinating colored papers to make this pop then finished the window by weaving crocheted ribbon through a strip of brown paper and then attaching above the window with brads to resemble a window valance! Super cute!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Memory Box Christmas Cards

 To make this card I used the Memory Box Piestra Tile die, Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, twine and silver and gold glitter paper. Simple yet so classy looking!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Simple and Clean Impression Obsession Christmas Card

A week ago I showed you a card using this spectacular green paper. Here is another card using the same paper and the same IO Tree Trio. Stamp a sentiment and you are all ready to send out cards for Christmas!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Cascading Christmas Snow Card

This card is made using the Cascading card template and two sided paper. I added the snowflakes in coordinating colors cut out from a new Memory Box snowflake die set. Merry Christmas die is by Cheery Lynn. 
You can step up this card easily by adding more snowflakes and trees. The possiblities are endless!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Memory Box, Impression Obsession and Spellbinders Oh My!

This color combination always reminds me of an outfit a friend of mine had in high school. Teal blue and red. Red cardstock is used for the card base, then layered with a teal cardstock. I used this red snowflake pattnderned paper and cut out a Spellbinders Labels 18 out of the center. I layered it over a lovely teal polka dot paper and inserted cream IO Deer Trio. I used the Memory Box Garland Greenery in the right corner and teal ribbon along the bottom. I added red polka dot Candi dots in the greenery to resemble holly berries. 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Christmas Scrapbook page

Christmas will be here before we know it! Here is a page I whipped up the other day to get ahead of the Christmas rush! I wanted to use something that was different from the traditional reds and greens and think this paper fit the bill!

I used coordinating papers to make this 2 photo layout. I left room in the upper right for journaling (or a photo) They are hard to see by I have vellum snowflakes with stickles on them accenting the page as wel as the tree and fence. Photo areas are embossed with dots and tied with matching ribbon . Simple and Sweet!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Memory Box Country Fence Oval Frame

Some people look at this die and see a road. I looked at it and saw a river. A frozen river, I had to turn this into a Christmas card! I cut the die out in white card stock and mounted it on white. I used crystal stickles to accent the river and hills of snow. I added blue Mirricard under the white cardstock and also cut out the greetings from it! Simple and elegant!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Halloween Spooktacular

I'm taking a break from all the Christmas card creating and focusing a little on the rest of the year.
I was going through my photos the other day trying to get my scrapbooks up-to-date and came across some pictures of the girls when they were little and out trick-or-treating at their grandmas. (yes, I'm that far behind on my scrapbooks. Don't judge me! ha!) It inspired me to create a Halloween page.

I love using purples and greens with the traditional orange, black and white. The title I used is for sale at Picture This and was the exact look I was going for. These sweet little ghost just finish off the page.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Christmas Card with Impression Obsession dies!

We had a lot of this pretty green paper at the store but no one seemed to know what to do with it. So I took up the challenge and turned it into this Christmas card. I think it turned out AMAZING!!! I used IO Deer Trio and IO Tree Trio along with the IO Grass die. Added some matching bakers twine and I love it!! Hurry to get your paper before we run out!