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!