Thursday, December 30, 2021

Warmest Wishes

In love with these snow people from the January 2022 card kit "Warmest Wishes" from Simon Says Stamp. The paper is part of the kit also. I covered the vellum hill and snowman body outlines in Wink of Stella for some sparkle!

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Double Easel Card

 A new fold to try- the double easel. Very easy with the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers. Craft Consortium Made By Eleves paper, sentiment is from the Simon Says Stamp December card kit.

Snowy Church Scene

 I am on to week two of the Facebook group Weekly Cardmaking Challenges for 2022, the prompt was a church as a focal point. This is an older retired image from Stampin' Up! on Bashful Blue card stock. I highlighted areas with a mixture of Stickles, Wink of Stella shimmer, and Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff (heated to activate). The background is an embossing folder by Crafters Companion.

Monday, December 27, 2021

Happy New Year!

Trying again while I had the supplies out. Large numbers dies by Stampin' Up! on Simon Says Stamp holograph card stock with Recollections Christmas stamps and dies. Added sequins and Wink of Stella shimmer to cocktails.

Get your jingle on!

I will be working on some New Year's and holiday thank you cards today. Originally I was going to use this for a New Year's card but it seems more Christmas-y so I'll save it for next year!

Stamps and coordinating dies by Recollections (Joann's or Michaels).


Thursday, December 23, 2021

Holly Santa and Gnome

Still working on some holiday card while I have everything out. A good head start for next year! A mix of Stampin' Up supplies (retired Santa, card stock, and ribbon), Graphic45 paper, Craft Consortium Snome Time gnome.

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Holiday Decorating

                             O Christmas tree! I don't think I could fit another ornament on here.


Monday, December 20, 2021

Ways To Use Stickers

I'm not always quite sure what to do with stickers but I like the way this turn out for a quick and easy card. I used a snow globe dome to make it a shaker. Ornament stickers from Sticko, card kit is by Simon Says Stamp December 2021.


Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Masking Tape background

 This was a fun and easy technique that I have never tried before. Simply ink the strips of masking tape and adhere them to your white card stock. I went over the tape with a bone folder to get all of the ink to transfer better.

Santa's Helpers card kit December and snowflake embossing folder is from Simon Says Stamp. 

Ribbon and ink colors of Crisp Cantaloupe, Old Olive, and Marina Mist from Stampin' Up! Card base is Blushing Bride.

Monday, December 13, 2021

Wreath and Trees

 Today's Splitcoast CAS challenge was "trees". I used a Honey Bee trees stencil and a Stampin' Up! woodgrain embossing folder along with their Garden Green and Handsome Hunter card stocks. The Pink Pirouette seam binding ribbon was colored with a Copic marker to match the Simon Says Stamp Limited Edition Gift Card Kit wreath. Added some Pink Fresh faceted gems for ornaments.

Delft Tile

 Trying the DelftTile technique today with Simon Says Stamp Gift Card Kit and their stencil and Prize Ribbon distress oxide ink.

Sunday, December 12, 2021

One More layered tag card

It's been cold and rainy and I have been sick for the past couple of days so I got to work on some holiday cards. The layered Santa's Helpers tags from the Simon Says Stamp December card kit are fun to put together and easy to finish into a card.

Santa Post

The challenge from the past Monday at Simon Says Stamp was to feature Santa and a stamp by Stampendous if you had one. I love this old fashioned Santa so I tried to make it look like a vintage postcard with some Tim Holtz distress oxide inks on cream colored card stock.

Santa's Helpers

Total cuteness with these Santa's Helpers layering ephemera papers from Simon Says Stamp's December card kit. I kept the background clean and simple with an embossed birch trees background on heavy white card stock and some punched glitter paper snowflakes.


Saturday, December 11, 2021

Made By Elves

 These cute layering tags from the December Simon Says Stamp card kit are really easy and fun to work with. I love the dimension of the image, it adds so much! I had the original 12"x12" Made By Elves paper pad from Craft Consortium that I used for the background.

Kitchen Christmas Tree

 My kitchen tree filled with sweets ornaments!

Friday, December 10, 2021

Have Your Elf a Merry Christmas

 The little elves in the Simon Says Stamp card kit Santa's Helpers are very cute. Embossed the ornaments in gold and colored in Copics, cut out elf and popped up on dimensional tape. 

Thursday, December 2, 2021


Lots of sparkle on this one! Embossed in Ranger Princess Gold powder, colored with Spectrum Noir Sparkle brush pens. Champagne glitter paper and vellum for "rejoice" die cut, Hero Arts stars stencil in Barely Banana ink.


Wednesday, December 1, 2021


 Cute little 6"x6" "Made By Elves" paper by Craft Consortium is included in the December card kit Santa's Helpers by Simon Says Stamp. Used the holographic paper to die cut their believe sentiment.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Great minds and all that

 I was inspired by the Simon Says Stamp designer Cindy Norberg for the shadowbox. Actually it was the white one on the included card kit designer sheet and I honestly did not even see the one she made a couple of days ago that looks just like this, same colors and everything. Santa's Helpers is the December kit of the month with one of my favorite paper designers- Craft Consortium. 

Friday, November 19, 2021

Winter Birthday

 More from the November card kit from SSS, this wonderful box of goodies! Added some punch greenery pieces and half pearls from my supplies. I really love the deep etching of this embossing folder that came with the kit and didn't want to cover it up too much.

Creating a background

 For the background I used Tea Dye and Vintage Photo distress oxide inks on kraft card stock along with the paper pieves from the Simon Says Stamp November card kit.

More Cozy Wishes

 Loving the November card kit from Simon Says Stamp, it's perfect for winter cards of all kinds. I used the stencil with Tea Dye and Vintage Photo distress oxide inks, Nuvo Red Berry crystal gloss drops, and red baker's twine.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Cozy Wishes

 Getting back into the swing of things after a long overdue vacation. Christmas will be here before we know it so let the decorating and crafting begin in earnest!

This is all from the Simon Says Stamp November card kit with the exception of the snow mix sequins which are Stampin' Up!

Friday, October 15, 2021

Boo Crew

 I love combining different stamp sets to get something unique. This card uses the Submarine Cubbies from Art Impressions, the ghosts from Hello Bluebird "Frightful Little Bits" stamps and dies, and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp "Happy Haunting". Background done with Tim Holtz distress oxide inks of Black Soot, Wilted Violet, Chipped Sapphire, and Salty Ocean. Bottom coral is Hedgehog Hollow.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Dia de los Muertos

 For a friend who celebrates this day. Stampingbella "Oddball Day Of The Dead" stamps colored in Copic markers. Sentiment embossed on Basic black, frame is by The Greetery.

Renewed Box

 The glass lid top piece that held all of my eyeglasses shattered so I made a replacement using Craft Consortium "Winter Wonderland" paper and a piece of acetate that has a white flower pattern on it. 

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Happy Haunting!

This "Happy Haunting" collection is from Craft Consortium and is a lot of fun to color. I like sending Halloween cards to the kids that are cute and not spooky so this works out perfectly!


Friday, October 1, 2021

Oddball Pumpkins


I get the biggest kick out of these "Oddball" Pumpkins by Stampingbella. Pretty "Pumpkin Patch" paper is by Brutus Monroe.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Here For The Boos 2


Spooky Eyes background stamp and sentiment are from Simon Says Stamp. Texture challenge for Monday uses a felt ghost, lots of glitter embossing and paper, and a vellum dry embossed spider web.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Treat Bags

 Treat bags were made using the Simon Says Stamp 2018 limited edition card kit Frightful Fun. I decorated the box that the pieces came in too! Top left corner. I figure if I package up the candy this way it has a chance of still being here when the trick or treaters come. My guys would never undo all of my hard work! They are sweeter that all of the candy.

Halloween Projects

Spooky Eyes large background stamp is by Simon Says Stamp and I embossed it in Iridescent Ice powder and added color with Twisted Citron distress oxide ink. The ghost is a Sizzix die and the sentiment in purple glitter is also by SSS. Embellished with some clear sequins.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

We remember

 Pictures from Ground Zero and the Museum. I always stop by and pay my respects whenever we go to NY. We will always remember and grieve that day twenty years ago. My heart and prayers go out to all of the families and friends that lost loved ones that day.

Sunflower Garden

 The Sunflower Garden set from the September kit from Simon Sys Stamp is gorgeous, one of my faves with all of those added goodies it came with. This card is so sparkly shimmery in real life, painted with Tombow dual brush markers and pearl ex powders and then completely covered in shimmer spray.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Yellow Submarine

 I am just delighted with this adorable stamp and die set from Art Impressions, so much fun for cards for kids. I colored up 6 sets of images and cut them all out so it's easy and quick to assemble, especially when paired up with this wonderful designer paper from Stampin' Up!'s Whale Done bundle.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Lined Leaves

 This new Lined Leaves stamp set from Simon Says Stamp is so pretty! There are 8 different leaf stamps and 5 sentiments to go along. Perfect for fall, Thanksgiving and all occasion!

I embossed these in gold and painted with Kuretake metallic paints. 


 STAMPtember from Simon Says Stamp is here! So much fun and inspiration with lots of new things for fall, Halloween, Christmas and more. This is from the new release and is called Lined Leaves. I embossed the leaves in gold on Brushed Gold card stock. The leaves were painted with Kuretake metallic paints, slimline die cut panel is by Pinkfresh Studio.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Flight of Fantasy

 Caught up on my Daily Marker 30 day coloring challenge! This pretty seahorse underwater scene is by Pink Ink Designs, one of my favorite makers. Colored it in Copics, wink of stella, glimmer sprays, white gel pen. Little sentiment strip is by Simon Says Stamp, Card stocks and background Shells embossing folder are by Stampin' Up!

Sparkly Mermaid

 This is super sparkly in real life. The scales paper is by American Crafts, the mermaid is Penny Black, the pool stencil is by My Favorite Things. For the stencil challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes to feature some MFT.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Black Magic

 I love the black magic technique and often forget to use it more. This is a Stampin' Up! background on Basic Black with Prismacolor pencils.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Almost Fall, Y'All

 Catching up with the Daily Marker 30 day coloring challenge, somehow I missed Day 18 so here it is. I am not ready to let go of summer just yet, the temps are finally becoming bearable after a few big heat waves.

Simon Says Stamp pumpkin, sentiment, sprig, and paper with small leaves from Inkadinkado.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Flowery Thanks

 Simon Says Stamp April 2021 card kit Friendly Flowers.

Monday, August 16, 2021

Shimmery Hugs

 A shimmery background with Nuvo sprays, embossed with folder from Simon Says Stamp's Garden Greetings kit.