Friday, September 22, 2017

Cheery Lynn Stacker Flower #4


Love the simple look of this card. Using all aqua/teals and whites makes this card so pretty! I used Stitched Squares by Cottage Cutz and the flower is the Cheery Lynn Stacker Flower 4. For the center of the flower, I borrowed the center of the Cheery Lynn Sunflower die. I used the Zutter Bow-it-all to make the pretty little double bow. Pattern paper is a retired line by Carta Bella.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Dee's Distinctively Dies Cardinal and Impression Obsession Pine

This card could easily be flipped into a Christmas card instead of a birthday card.  I wanted to make something a little more outdoorsy for a birthday. I love the colors in this card. I popped up the cardinal by Dee's Distinctively dies. It was a set of 8 different cardinals. 
The branch is by Impression Obsession, I cut that out in a color to match my base and the grayish brown in the wood paper background. The Happy Birthday sentiment is by Taylored Expressions.
I used a black and white gingham ribbon to finish it off. I made the double bow using the Zutter Bow-it-all. If you haven't tried out this tool yet and love to use bows on your projects, you definitely should! I can make so many perfect bows in a short period of time!! I LOVE it!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Memory Box Ballerina card


What a sweet card for that special ballerina in your life!! This die by Memory Box is such a sweet and elegant die! I used soft purples and grays to create this dancing girl. 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Pretty Peach Card


I typically don't like the color peach. I think it stems from all peach home decor in the late 80's early 90's. However, I LOVE the looks of this card!! I used peach flowers cut with the Cheery Lynn Daisy strip. And a peach frame cut out from Taylored Expressions. I found a distressed looking pattern paper that coordinated and then embossed it with an embossing folder from Taylored Expressions. I wanted a subtle difference for the card base so used fossil kraft paper. To tie it in with the front I added leaves and flower center from dies by MFTstamps (dienamics). 
Maybe peach is starting to grow on me!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Window Dies


Love this window die by Memory Box. Makes a quick and easy card. I used a small floral printed fabric as the background and added a strip of brown paper as a chair rail. Cut out a window in matching brown paper. I backed the window with a square of cloud paper. The valance is made from an Impression Obsession border die. I added cats to give the card whimsy! They are also from Impression Obsession. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Little Friendly Hedgehog Card


To make this card I used a cutting template from Pazzles library and adjusted it to the size I needed. I cut it out and inked the pieces. A google eye completed the hedgehog. The stitched clouds and wispy grass are by Taylored Expressions. The fence and flowers are by Impression Obsessions. I chose a piece of polka dot paper out of my scraps to complete the look of the card.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Memory Box Curved Get Well Soon die

I used a scrap piece of Kaiser Craft paper for the background of this card. I cut the Get Well Soon curved die by Memory Box out of a cherry red card stock and layered it on the card base.
Next I cut out a cream and a cherry red flower using the Cheery Lynn Judy's Bloom die. I manipulated the flowers with my stylus before layering and topping with a large gem.
The perfect little pick me up for your friends!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Cheery Lynn Stacker Flowers


For this card I used the Cheery Lynn Stacker Flower #4. I cut it out of metalic text weight paper. Hello die by Memory Box. Fishtail banner by Frantic Stamper. I added pink tinted rhinestones to finish it off!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Taylored Expressions Little Bits Coffee to Go


Love this Little Bits Coffee to Go die by Taylored Expressions! Coffee is what gets me through the day! Background paper is Reminisce Coffeology. Double sided stitched fishtail banner is by Frantic Stamper. Stitched circle die is by MFTstamps (Dienamics). Perfect card for the coffee lover in your life! 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Ken Oliver Orchid Color Bursts


This card is made by using Color Bursts on glossy paper. The dragon flies are a die by Cheery Lynn and cut out of mirrcard. I used the weathered wood embossing folder by Taylored Expressions for the white background. Fishtail banner is by Frantic Stamper. Sentiment by Taylored Expressions.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Giving Thanks

Summer is almost over as fall is quickly approaching. High of 60 this coming week. Cooler weather makes me think of my favorite holiday. Thanksgiving!






To create this card I used Mulberry Wine card stock for the base and layered with black Card stock. I created the next layer using mirrcard, StazOn and Distress inks, Braided embossing folder and heat embossing.(future tutorial to come!) I cut out a scalloped oval and layered it with cut out images I stamped from the Fall Florals stamp set using Toffee, Sweet Basil, Mulled Wine, Pumpkin, Dijon & Candy Corn inks. I cut out a fishtail banner and stamped the sentiment from the same dies set with Mulled Wine ink. I finished it off with some brownish epoxy bubble dots that were in my stash.

I used the sketch from the Taylored Expressions for their 9th Birthday Challenge.


Happy Birthday Taylored Expressions!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Happy Bloomin' Birthday




I made up this sweet card for the Taylored Expressions 9th Birthday Challenge. I stamped the background with the Notable Blooms Background stamp and colored it with Copics. The flowers are from the Mini Bloomers die set and the sentiment is from the Bloomin' Birthday stamp & die set. You can't really tell in this picture buy I added clear Wink of Stella to the colored flowers. I finished it off with epoxy dots from my stash

I am submitting this to Taylored Expressions Birthday Challenge using the following sketch.


Congratulations to Taylor and her staff!! 

Owl Card

 Made this cute owl from a file on the Pazzles library. Added colorful balloons cut from Tayored Expressions Balloon little bits die. Added black twine for the string. The Time to Party is from a set of stamps by Penny Black. I stamped it on a stitched banner.
Don't you think the google eyes make this owl?

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Birthday's Are the Best~Congrats





Here is a card I made for the Taylored Expressions 9th Birthday Challenge (links and sketch below) For this card I used Granny Smith card stock. Patterned paper from the Playful Patterns-Holiday paper pack. I used Worn Lipstick and Peacock Feathers oxide inks to create the background behind the shaker. Then I stamped the Congrats from the Sign of the Times set and heat embossed it. The Strawberry Milkshake card stock I cut out using the Frame in Frame cutting plate. I Embossed the Cookie Monster card stock with the Ah-maze-ing embossing folder. The sentiment is from the Balloon Buddies Stamps set and the music notes are the Love Notes dies.




Happy Birthday Taylored Expressions!!

Impression Obsession Quilted Elepheant


This sweet Elephant by Impression Obsession is floating up in the stitched clouds by Taylored Expressions. The balloon is by Impression Obsessions also. Background is an embossing folder by Taylored Expressions inked before embossing. Frame is a die by Taylored Expressions. 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Sunflower watering can


A quick coloring of this stamp with Copics then I cut it out with the Dienamics stitched flag banners. Cut the same size banner out of yellow. Added to front of card with yellow ribbon and double bow. Leaves are a die by Memory Box that I cut apart and tucked underneath.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Newton Nook Stamp Newton Scoots By


Just picked up this cute stamp by Newtons Nook and had to work with it right away!
I made the background with Dylusions spray inks and glossy paper. The purple is cut with MFTstamps dome die and then embossed with a Taylored Expressions Ikat embossing folder. 
The road and grass is by Taylored Expressions and the clouds are a die by MFTstamps. 
I used Wink of Stella to make the scooter sparkle and glossy accents on the headlight. 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Wildflower Stamps





Not used to using a stamp that I don't color but I love the way that this card turned out! Oval dies by Spellbinders and leaves by Sizzix.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Stamped sunflowers and leaves


I made it my mission to try and use a bunch of stamps that I hadn't used before. I believe these stamps are all Great Impressions. I stamped the 'sunflowers' on the side in a golden ink. Then stamped the delicate leaves stamp on another sheet and fussy cut them out before adding them to the card. The twine just finished it off!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Newtons Nook Newton Loves Coffee


This card was inspired from Pinterest because I thought it was so cute! I added some of my own touches though of course! Lots of bright copic colors and fun accents!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Taylored Expressions Shade Tree Cutting Plate


Every once in a while I feel the need to make a monochromatic card. That was my plan as I started cutting for this card. Background is cream cardstock embossed with the weathered embossing folder by Taylored Exprssions. The Shade tree cutting plate and bicycle are also by Taylored Expressions. I then decided to add a splash of color and chose a peach and punched out flowers by EK Success. I really love how this card turned out!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Basket of flowers Card


Just a quick card for a sample at work. Cheery Lynn daisy dies, Taylored Expressions wispy grass die and MFTstamps Dienamics Stitched scalloped squares. Stamped image colored with copics.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Taylored Expressions Build a Scene-Lakeside


I quick card using the Lakeside dies and fun papers. I also used the stitched clouds by Taylored Expressions, Stitched Landscapes by Memory Box and stamp set by Taylored Expressions. Cloud background was using Tim Holtz Distress Inks. 


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

So thankful for you!!


Made the background of this card by stamping the flowers on cardstock with various colors. I then stamped some flower images on another paper, cut them out and added stitching around the flowers with a fine line Zig marker. I popped them up on the card. I added a vase from the Taylored Expressions vases and a stitched banner with a sentiment. I finished it off with the twine bow.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Dienamics Split Chevron Cover-Up


Sorry for the shadow on the picture, but I just LOVE the colors in this card. The background is a die by MFTstamps (dienamics) called Split Chevron Cover-up. It is so dainty in real life! The scribbles behind the hedgehog is a die by Impression Obsession. Leaves are a die by Cheery Lynn and the Hedgehog is a stamp set and matching die set by MFTstamps (Dienamics) called Happy Hedgehog. Image is colored with Copics. 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

My Favorite Things Happy Hedgehogs Spinner Card


This is my take on a card I saw on the MFTstamps website for the Happy Hedgehogs. Love making spinner/slider cards!
Images are colored with Copics. 


Thursday, August 10, 2017

MFT Stamps Happy Hedgehogs




 I made this sweet little card using papers by My Minds Eye and the MFTstamps (Dienamics) Happy Hedgehog stamp set with matching dies. The neat stitched opening was created with a MFTstamps (Dienamics) die! Sentiment is part of the stamp set and the images were colored with Copics. 









Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Dee's Distinctively Dies Lilac


This card is similar to one that I just made in a class. This is using the Lilac die by Dee's Distinctively Dies. I inked all the layers of flowers before gluing and then added dabs of glue on top before sprinkling with glitter. So much prettier in person!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Dienamics Quilt Square Cover-up


I love this Quilt Square Cover-Up by My favorite Things. I used papers by Doodlebug to make these card fronts. I just need to add some type of sentiment and my cards are ready to send out. 


I can see so many possibilities with this die!!! 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Taylored Expressions Door to Door 2


This card is made using the Taylored Expressions Door to Door 2 set as well as a variety of other dies by Taylored Expressions. I love this door set as it comes with a hinge so you can have your door open if you want to! What a fun way to send a message to a friend! 


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Taylored Expressions Door to Door 2 Shaker Card


I love the simple colors in this card! I embossed the acetate with a Taylored Expressions Mosaic embossing folder. I used these dies by Taylored Expressions: Door to Door 2 die, Door to Door Decor, Door to Door Summer Decor and Door to Door Molding.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Center Step Card


I made this center step card using dies from Taylored Expressions: Door to Door die, fence die, little bits mailbox, whispy grass die and Door to Door spring decor die set. I also used the flower die from Impressions Obsessions and the butterfly punch by Martha Stewart. The sentiment is by Penny Black.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Quick & Easy Card Layout!


This is a quick and simple layout that you could use with basically any shapes!! Substitute a stamped image instead of the red circle or use flowers instead of stars. When you need something quick, this card can be made in less than 15 minutes! 
I used wax paper as a dauber to ink my banner. Pop dots or dimensionals add a quick area of dimension on your card. 
I would love to see how you take this basic layout and make it your own!


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Taylored Expressions Door to Door

I made this card using Taylored Expression Door to Door die, fence die, whispy grass die, spring accessories die, Door to Door Decor, Door to Door Molding and Door to Door Spring Decor.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Basic Grey Papers and Heartfelt Creations Flowers


People who know me know how much I LOVE Basic Grey papers. It's been about a year since they announced that were no longer going to make papers. I'm still sad about it and tend to hoard the papers I do have for something very special!

I love this bold paisley pattern and then flowers dies by Heartfelt Creations just make this page come to life!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Seas the Day!!


I love all the personality in this card! Background paper is by Basic Grey. I'm sure going to miss them having a paper line!! Stitched Circle frame die is by MFTstamps (Dienamics). Waves and sentiment by Taylored Expressions. Banner by Dee's Distinctively Dies. Boat is by Cottage Cutz. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Cheery Lynn Floral Bouquet Die


I made this bright and cheerful card using the Cheery Lynn Floral Bouquet die set, stitched oval by MFTstamps (Dienamics) and scalloped oval by Spellbinders. The sentiment stamp is by Penny Black.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Montage Paper Cards



 To make this card I used Picture This exclusive montage papers. These cute little ducks are surrounded by a scalloped frame by MFTstamps (Dienamics). The grasses are by Impression Obsession and the pretty double bow is made with the Zutter Bow-it-All!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Impression Obsession Scribble Circles


This card is made by using the Scribble Circle dies by Impression Obsession along with the Best Wishes die from Taylored Expressions The leaves are a die from Heartfelt Creations and the flower was handmade by die cutting a circle and then cutting it into a spiral. Then I used my quilling tool to roll it into a flower. 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Color Burst Cards

I recently participated in a card swap at Picture This in which we had to use embossing folders. 
I started out by spritzing my cardstock with water and adding the color burst powders. 
Then spritzing with more water until I got the look I wanted. 


I let the pieces dry overnight. Then I ran them through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder by Taylored Expressions. 


I layered the cards with other embossed elements and finished off my card. 


Here are my 10 finished cards for the swap. 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Graduation Page Layout


I created this page for my daughter Jordan's graduation picture. The flourish is by Cheery Lynn. The car was made on my Pazzles from the My First Car file from  Treasure Box Designs. I created the custom title as well.
Love how this turned out!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Taylored Expressions Little Bits-Ants


To make this card I used a discontinued picnic basket die by MFTstamps (Dienamics) and cloud, ant and grass dies by Taylored Expressions. I love these cute little ants....on the card anyway. Definitely don't want ants at my picnic! Ha!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Prom Layout


Quick 2 page layout for my youngest daughter, Hannah's prom at the end of April. Her and her friends took pictures in an ice cream shop at the Eau Claire Museum. Such cute pictures!

Large flowers are Cheery Lynn, small flowers are from the Lilac die by Dee's Distinctively Dies, flourishes by MFTstamps (Dienamics) and the title is custom made on my Pazzles.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Cheery Lynn Bohemian Mehndi Die



I made this card using a scalloped circle by Spellbinders, double fishtail flag by Taylored Expressions, Mehndi flower die by Cheery Lynn Bohemian collection, stem is a flourish die cut apart by MFTstamps (Dienamics) and butterfly punch by Martha Stewart.