Friday, December 30, 2016

Impression Obsession and Taylored Expressions



Here is a card made using Impression Obsession red rubber stamps~tree back ground and deer. The sentiment is Taylored Expressions. It was stamped using coordinating blue Distress Inks. 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Dashing Through the Snow



Both dies used in this card are by Memory Box/Poppy Stamps. Love the horse and sleigh....brings back memories of fun sleigh rides with the kids! Layered on Metallic paper and finished off with Crystal stickles. Add a Christmas sentiment to it or perhaps a Happy Birthday to give to your January birthdays!


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Memory Box Arboscello Tree



This pretty pink polka dot paper is set off with this gorgeous brown Arboscello tree die by Memory Box. This is one of my top 5 favorite tree dies to use! I wanted something a little spring looking for my friends birthday so added pink butterflies punched out with the Martha Stewart punch. Banner is by Taylored Expressions. Stamp is from a set by Impression Obsession. 

Monday, December 19, 2016

Memory Box Gothic Window




I made this card using as a step card, I embossed the base with the bubbles embossing folder by Taylored Expressions and added a torn piece to the front bottom as a snowbank, I cut out the window and it's frame and layered it with acetate. I then added greenery from the Martha Stewart punch. I also used the same punch to create the tree over a triangle as the back step of the card. (viewed through the window) Stickles in green, gold and red were added as 'lights' on the tree. I colored one of the small crazy cats by Tim Holtz to add peeking out the window. Everything on the front of the card was embellished with crystal Stickles to give it that sparkly snow look. 

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Taylored Expressions Ornaments Card



What a simple but elegant card for the holidays! I used pink MirrCard, a coordinating glitter paper by PaperCuts and the Ornaments and Ornaments Accessories dies by Taylored Expressions. The snowflakes are the negative cut from one of the ornaments. Quick and simple but oh so pretty!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Memory Box Gears and Cheery Lynn Card dies



Love the looks of this card using the Cheery Lynn car die! Layered the papers and blocked up an embossed paper (embossed with diamond plate embossing folder by Darice). Added the neat gears border die from Memory Box. I cut it apart to put around the card. Great card for my car crazy husband!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Diamond Plate Embossing Folder



I used Mirrcard and the Diamond Plate embossing folder by Darice to make the background of this card. Fishtail banner by My Favorite Things Dienamics, stitched stars by Dieversions and antique car by Cottage Cutz. 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Taylored Expressions Beauty Lies Within



For this simply sweet card I used a bright polka dot paper and coordinated it with a peach solid. The scalloped stitched circle is a die by My Favorite Things and the butterfly center is one of the Beauty Lies Within dies by Taylored Expressions. Flag banner and sentiment are also by Taylored Expressions. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Quilted Christmas Stocking

Taking a little break from paper crafting to work on a stocking project that I've been putting off for a few years.


I started off by picking out my fabrics at Joann's. They had a great sale on fabrics so I got a good deal. I didn't want to go with traditional colors or with Christmas themed fabrics. It took me and my daughter Jordan about 45 minutes to finally decide on these 6 patterns! 


We decided to pair them with a solid burgundy for the back of the stocking and a solid white for the stocking lining and 'cuff'. 


For this pattern and direction: 

I printed her pattern and then made it slightly bigger for my stockings. 


I love that you quilt it as you go! I've made several table runners this way! 


Then just keep sewing them on each end until you have it done!! 


Then quilt it. I chose to do it in straight lines like she did. I say straight but they really aren't! ha! I just put them where I thought they needed to go. 
Then pinned the pattern on the back and trimmed the excess. I didn't take off the inch off the top like she said, but left it to my original pattern. 
Then sewed on the lining and back per her instructions (I failed to get pictures of this!!) and finished it off by not having the lining stick up since I'm adding a cuff. 




This is what it looked like. 


I'm making 8 of them!! 

I then embroidered the name and added the cuff to the top. Pictures to come!! And then added an edging and a loop and viola! 


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tonic Rocking Horse



This card was made using the stairway from Memory Box and the Rocking Horse by Tonic. Greenery is a punch by Martha Stewart. I embossed the 'carpet' with an embossing folder by Taylored Expressions. 

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016

Cottage Cutz Antique Car Die



I used the fishtail banner by My Favorite Things. Stitched circle by Memory Box Open Studio. Flag banner by Taylored Expressions and the Antique Car die by Cottage Cutz. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Old Fashioned Car by Cheery Lynn



Perfect birthday card for that car crazy guy in your life!! Car die by Cheery Lynn and word die by Elizabeth Craft Designs. 

Monday, December 5, 2016

My Favorite Things



Quick page layout using the My Favorite Things 'Dienamics' flowers! This is my favorite new flower set!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Coloring and Embossing on Vellum



I made this card using gray gingham paper by Doodlebug. The Flowers were made by stamping with embossing ink and using white embossing powder on vellum. After heat embossing I hand cut out the flowers then turned them over and colored them with Copics on the backside. 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Quick Christmas Card with Memory Box die



Make this quick and easy Christmas card using the Memory Box ornament trio! Used a white card base and layered it with a purple metallic paper. Then used gold glitter paper. Cut the ornament trio out of white paper and layered it all. The gold bow was the perfect finish! So quick and easy.....there is even room for you to stamp a simple sentiment for the holidays if you wanted to!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Cheery Lynn Doily Die



This card is made with red gingham paper by Doodlebug, a doily die, leaf die and black eyed Susan die by Cheery Lynn and Candi Dots. I finished it off by making a double bow with twine. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Camping Page Layout



Love this camping paper so made a layout with a coordinating pattern from the same line. I added the foliage from a Cheery Lynn foliage die set cut out in a coordinating solid. This makes me want to go camping!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Cheery Lynn And Taylored Expressions



Sweet 'With Love' card made using white cardstock, purple gingham paper by Doodlebug and dies by Cheery Lynn (foliage and shasta daisy) The pretty lace edging is by Taylored Expressions as well as the banner die. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Layered Turkey Die by Impression Obsession



I just HAD to get this die the moment it came in. This turkey is so cute!! I embossed the layers with different embossing folders but you could use patterned papers or use a background stamp and make your own coordinating papers. I inked the embossed images before assembling. I added a section of a fence and a tree by Impression Obsession . The yellow ric-rac was the perfect finish to the card! 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Thanks Card



I made this card using some pretty blue gingham paper by Doodlebug and the Judy's Bloom flower die from Cheery Lynn. I inked the flowers with a coordinating Versa color to add dimension. The thanks is a Taylored Expressions die. 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Autumn Layout



Autumn title cut on Pazzles, flowers by Pazzles and foliage punch by Martha Stewart.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Fall Layout



Happy Fall title sold at Picture This. I had title custom cut with colors to match page as well as having extra leaves cut. 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Fabulous Fall Colors Layout



Dots embossing folder, Cheery Lynn Flourish, leaves by Sizzix.

Sweet Memories Page Layout



Found this sweet patterned paper and had to make a quick layout with it. I found some coordinating papers to create the photo mounts. The title was custom cut at Picture This. I added crystal Stickles to the roofline, chimney and the snow to add a bit of glitter to the page. 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Magic Box for Christmas

I taught a class recently on how to make this sweet Magic Box with our fun Christmas papers by Authentique!


The top comes off......


and you can open it up to reveal 4 little 'drawers' that you can put little items in.


We had fun discussing what we could use these boxes for! Some people said they would put hair ties, jewelry and other little treasure for little girls in there. Other said candy and other sweet treats for their grandmothers.

What a fun gift for Christmas!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Autumn page layout



Added some quick leaves by Sizzix to finish off this patterned paper. Gold ribbon adds a little class. 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Cheery Lynn Poinsettia



Taylored Expression snowflake embossing folder, MFT fishtail banners, Cheery Lynn Poinsettia. 

Friday, November 11, 2016

Sunday, November 6, 2016

More Christmas Cards



Gold Metalluc card stock as base. Layers of paper. Taylored Expressions Nativity, Sentiment die by Sizzix. 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Cheery Lynn Girafe



Embossing folder by Taylored Expressions, branch and leaves by Impression Obsession, giraffe by Cheery Lynn.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Taylored Expressions Beach Card



When I saw this beautiful card by one of the Taylored Expressions design team members, I knew I had to recreate it for myself. Take a peek! 


Definitely not as good as theirs but I'm loving all these dies! 



Friday, October 28, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Lovely Spring Arboscello


Embossing folder ( burlap), cutting plate (circles), and banner by Taylored Expressions. Pierced scalloped circle by Memory Box Open Studio. Arboscello tree by Memory Box. Butterfly punch by Martha Stewart. Tree leaves are colored with Copics. 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

Taylored Expression Margarita card



MFT fishtail banner and scalloped stitched circle die, Taylored Expressions Margarita Die, Riley & Co stamp.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Frantic Stamper



Frantic stamper moose cutting plate layered over patterned paper and coordinating card stock. A simple and sweet card! 

Monday, October 17, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Owl 2-page layout



Owls, tree and leaves by Pazzles. Owl tummy embossed with chevron folder. Perfect for a little girl!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Taylored Expressions scene card



Taylored Expressions tree cutting plate, road (hill), bike and sun. Flowers by Impression Obsession. Copics used to color the tree and leaves. Glossy accents in centers of flowers.