Friday, July 21, 2017

This was one of my shoe box cards. First I spritzed watercolor paper with water and then used the new oxide inks to create a background.  then used the die to cut out .  I used the left overs to stamp the greeting and cut that out with the "clean up" die from the StampinUp Floral thinlets.  I stamped the butterfly and then used dobbers to color the butterfly.  Wink of Stella was put on the butterfly.  Looks better in real time.  For some reason the Stella does not photograph well.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

This was one of my swap cards I made last month.  I saw a card on
Pinterest that I cased.  I think the way they ran the striped paper was interesting so I scrounged my stash of striped paper and made the card. Had to put on my thinking cap because I had only two sheets of 6x6 paper & did not want to mess it up!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

I never get tired of this stamp set.  It is one I bought when I first started stamping.  It's StampinUp and has been retired forever.  The birthday is also retired or the company is out of business, I'm not sure.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Here's a card that Pam made for shoe box.  I had to redo my twine on my card because it was all wonky.

Monday, July 17, 2017

This is a card that Sharon designed for shoe box last month.  love the color combo and the doilies.

Friday, July 14, 2017

This card was one I made for the fund raiser.  I ended up putting three tiny pearls on each of the butterflies which made it look a lot better.  Guess I didn't get a picture of that though.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Another swallowtail card.  What a great source the internet is for card ideas.  I love the pop up when you open the card. I hope  you can  tell how it works from the pictures.  I think I would leave the 3rd section off the next one I make because it sorta gets in the way of the butterfly when you open the card.  Hope that makes sense.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017


I bought this tulle @ Christmas for the mantle and didn't use it.  Then I saw a video using tulle on Jennifer McGuire's site.  If you  follow my blog you will see that I have used it quite a lot.  This was my shoe box card last month.  I  used it to cover the front of the  card & put the cupcake on top.  I plan to use it on my Christmas cards.
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Another waterfall card.  This is a Magenta stamp that I have had ever since I started stamping.  I finished my July birthday cards yesterday.  I absolutely love the oxide inks and now they have 12 more new colors that I think are better than the first ones. A couple I probably would not use much but it cheaper to buy the whole lot.  What to do??

Monday, July 10, 2017

I decided to try a new color cs called sweet sugarplum.  This is the first card I made using it. Shoe box was fun and we made some very nice cards that I will have to get uploaded so I can show them to y'all.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Here is another waterfall card. This is a  Hero Arts stamp set with 4 different flowers.  The one you see is my favorite from the set.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Good Morning.  I made some waterfall cards but can't figure out a way to show the waterfall part so I'll just show the card unopened.  This is my least favorite of the 4 that I made.  The last one opens to say  Happy birthday.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Here was one of my shoe box cards from last month.  Chocolate Chip and Marina Mist.  WOW you can really see the Wink of Stella in this picture.  Guess I over did it.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Fourth of  July everyone!  I tried to post a red white & blue card but couldn't get it to post & I don't have one on hand.  Here is a sympathy card I sent to our good friend Ron.  Margie was a very talented artist and a very good friend of mine.  RIP Margie.  I'm going to keep their bird while he visits his sister in Arizona. I'm Leary but determined to do my best.  I'll keep you posted.

Monday, July 3, 2017

WOW seems like a long time since I posted & it was just Friday.  Maybe because I made several cards and experimented with some new ideas.  This is another Tulle card.  I like shaker cards but find they are a pain.  I made a birthday card for our 3 yr. old great grand & think I finally figured out the best way to do  it.  Shoe box is Sat. & I have my three cards done.  Hope I can remember how I did them when the time comes.  Ha!

Friday, June 30, 2017

This is another Tim Holtz thinlits die.  I need to get them out and play with them some more.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

This was my swap card last month.  Trying to use up some DSP.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Here's another card using tulle.  I doubled the tulle on this one and it is much sturdier than the first one I made.  I did another one for shoe box using a cup cake.  It's a fun look.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

This anniversary card was for another friend.  The die is from Tim Holtz.  I need to get that set out and play again.

Monday, June 26, 2017

I made this card for friend's 50th wedding anniversary.  I used a double layer of tulle for the shaker part.  What a great accomplishment Congrats again Pam!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Here's a Mothers Day card I made for my friend's Mother.  Pretty simple.  I love this die but it is really hard to get out.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

This is a Darcie embossing folder.  I colored it with chalk and used stickles for the center of the flowers.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

I have only used this StampinUp die once.  I was not happy with the inside part.  I need to get it out and try it again.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A friend @ chair Yoga was going to her granddaughters wedding and she ask me to make a card for her.  Her colors were Blush and Navy.  Here's the card.  She said the colors were spot on. The swirly die is hard to see but it's there.  I glued two together so it would have some depth. I have Stampin Up's Flourishes Phrases and in that set are two saying that I used.  Marriage is a Journey and Good thing you get to bring your best friend along.  She thought both phrases were perfect.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Here's a sympathy card in gray & pink.  Not sure that's a good color combo for a sympathy card but it is simple which is what I try to do with sympathy cards.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Since I had this die out on my desk I decided to try something different.  I don't use red very often so that was a start.  Looks totally different. Busy day today Yoga, grocery and get ready for shoe box tomorrow.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Here's a simple card.  Just embossing folder & bling. I got my cards finished for the Elks fund raiser, played hooky yesterday and did nothing but read.  Unusual for me.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

My favorite color combo yet again.  Eggplant and retired Lost Lagoon.  I have one package  left of the Lost Lagoon. Don't know what I'll do after that.  Maybe they will bring back Baja Breeze!   Let's hope!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Today I'm showing you the same dies, just different colors and a little change up in placing the tulips.

Monday, June 12, 2017

The dies have it on this card.  Pretty simple.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

I like
the simplicity of this card.  I used Wink of Stella on the flowers. I'm working on some coasters that I am using alcohol inks on.  Pretty fun.  No two are alike even though I use the same color combos.

Friday, June 9, 2017

This card is s  really nice color combination.  I used one for a sympathy card & then
made this on a birthday card.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

This stamp is one I bought when I first started stamping.  I bought him because he was retiring & paid too much for him.  His name is Murphy and he always makes me smile.  He's my "go to" for get well cards.  I have always stamped him in black with a red bow.  Decided to shake it up a bit.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Here's a fun card I made using some designer paper.  The computer "fix" makes posting much easier.  Wish I had known that a long time ago!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Finally! It was a simple fix.  This card was one I made for my friend who ask me to make her some cards.  I love that I had free range.  I'll be showing  these cards  for a couple of weeks.
The beat goes on!  I went to the computer place yesterday & the gal was not there and the guy was "too busy" to help me.  Back again today.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Back to the computer ER again today.  I went in on Fri. & thought it was fixed, got home and still couldn't post. Trying again!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

I cannot get my pictures to come up this morning. I'll have to try to figure out what is going on. I'll post again when I can.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Another sample using the Grateful Bunch stamp set. I see it is retired. Seems like every StampinUp set I buy get's retired.I do like this DS paper.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

I haven't used this stamp set much and hardly ever use orange. I am going to try to pull out some of my older sets and use them.

Friday, May 26, 2017

We are back. Had a nice time but some of the ports were only good if you liked to lay on the beach or snorkel. Since we both "fry" in record time on the beach and Joe can't get his ear wet because of his ear drum that was not possible. Always good to get home. I'm on my last load of clothes and I'm sure the appliances are ready for a rest! This is a fun card I did playing again with the chicken stamps.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Today we leave for our cruise so I will not be posting for a couple of weeks. So looking forward to this one! We have never been on this cruise line but understand it is sterling.
Today I am showing you a card that I saw on Pinterest. I inked the folder and ran it through the bug. Colored the flowers with watercolor pencils and used my new oval infinity die. I bought this set to make oval windows and frames. Trouble is they don't match up. Such a disappointment.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

I am playing with the Chickens that are so popular right now. Here's a card I did for shoe box. Bold colors but she's so fun! The background stamp is an old Hero Arts stamp.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Here's a simple card I made. I sanded the paper after I ram the embossing folder through the Cuttlebug. I haven't done that in a long time.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

I love this color combination. I made several cards using these colors. This was my favorite.

Monday, May 1, 2017

I had another productive stamping weekend. I got all my May cards done. That's a good feeling since we will be leaving Friday for our cruise. This card was an experiment. I think it turned out OK.

Friday, April 28, 2017

I made this fun fold card this week. I had to have this stamp set but rarely use it so I made a couple of cards with it.I am also showing how I finished off the inside.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

I have been playing with the Swallowtail butterfly. The stamp is Hugh & using it as my swap card was not a wise choice time wise. It is really pretty though.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

I have a request for 20 cards. I'm lovin' it because I can do any cards I want. I've spent the weekend working on them. It's amazing how sometimes a card comes together quickly and the next one I struggle for a couple hours before I get it right. I love this saying! The light isn't very good on this one. I'm blaming it on the gray day and a low camera battery!