Friday, October 30, 2015


My sister-n-law on my husband’s side recently lost her father.  Since I was making the card, I decided that I should make one that reflected her taste.  She is a big fan of black and silver or gold so that is where I began.  The card came together much like I thought it would except originally I planned to have a butterfly where the flower is.  After playing around with it for a while, I decided that I liked the flower better. I have enjoyed the designs of  Olga Direktorenko. I particularly like how she uses vellum in her designs so I have been tryng that a lot lately. I started out with some designer black and white paper and covered with a piece of vellum. I glued two black Mod Flower by Poppy Stamps die cuts to a black frame and placed that on top of the vellum. I had some silver gray paper that I wanted to use but it was too thin to make a frame from so I glued the paper to some black craft foam which gave it strength and dimension.  I also cut some black frames.  The sentiment is from Heartfelt by Theresa Momber available at Gina K Designs.  I embossed it with silver embossing powder and cut it out with one of Sue Wilson’s Vienna dies that I backed with a piece of vellum and layered on black card.  For the decorations on the side used Frantic Stamper Spring  Ivy and  Memory Box Tall Chloe dies. I made the flower awhile ago so it was sitting in my flower box.  Added a few pearls so the card is ready to mail. 

Memory Box Black and White Here
Word Art Wednesday  Here
Scrapyland      Embossing Here

Simon Says Wednesday  Anything Goes  Here

Simon Says Monday  Throw Back   Punch or Die Cut  Here

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Thank You Guest Speaker

This is a card I made for a woman's group for a guest speaker.  I used a Spellbinder's cover plate that I embossed and sponged and placed a piece of vellum behind.  I embossed  a panel from Die-namcs  Blue Prints 11 with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and put a Cheery Lynn sentiment on it.  The rose is a bitty blossom by Spellbinders.  I wanted a larger rose so I glued two of the strips together. I added a few IO wheat die cuts a Die-namics leafy swirl and some Spellbinder leaves.  I will enter this in the following challenges:

Cheery Lynn    Anything Goes  Here

Scrapyland      Embossing Here

Simon Says Wednesday  Anything Goes  Here

Simon Says   Work it Wednesdays  Thank You Here

Simon Says Monday  Throw Back   Punch or Die Cut  Here

Friday, October 16, 2015

Snow One Like You

I created this card with two challenges in mind.  Paper Trey Ink has a different type of challenge during their release week. They call it Create Along With US.   They ask you  to create a project using inspiration from one of the designers,  They released a new coverplate this month and there were so many good ideas that I got from how the designers used it, but Betsy Veldman  added a stamped image behind the frame, and I loved that idea. Since there were some holiday cards included in the release,many of the designers added some sparkle to their cards with glitter so I used that idea too by cutting the coverplate from glitter paper. See the challenge and the entries HERE

Since my stamping buddy and mentor Donna Pheland is hosting the Mod Squad Challenge this week I also wanted to participate in that challenge which  is Winter with a die cut. Nothing says winter more than snow and a snow man. I created the look of snow by using some Versamark ink and white embossing powder. There are two prizes offered up this week to one random winner so go look at the challenge and join us in the fun and maybe you will win one of the prizes. You will find that challenge HERE

 The snowman and sentiment are from Gina K designs and the cover plate is PTI.

Here is Betsy's beautiful card using the new coverplate. 


Thursday, October 8, 2015


My good friend Barbara Campbell is the hostess at the Mod Squad Challenge this week and she asked for a fall project in colors or images.  I have been following the Poppy Stamps blog and become a big fan of  Olga Direktorenko.You can find her blog Here .  She makes many of her cards using layers of frames with some sort of die cut sandwiched between the frames, dp and a layer of vellum.  I decided to try her technique.  I used Spellbinders A2 matting basics dies to cut the frames from gold and white card.   The fishnet die is a MFT dienamics die. and the pierced top die is from Spellbinders Celebration line.  I stamped the vellum with some leaves from Gina K designs Fall Foilage and embossed in gold.  I also found  a scrap of water colored paper in my scrap basket so I stamped the leaves on it and embossed in gold and fussy cut them.  The wheat is an IO die.  I don't remember the company of the flower die, but I used yellow card and sponged with cantalope ink. I used prills for the center of the flowers.  The sentiment is from Gina K Designs Sweetest Memories embossed in gold and cut out with a Spellbinders Labels 8 die. 

I will enter the following Challenges
Mod Squad Challenge Get Your FALL on  HERE
Simon Says Monday Autumn is in the Air Here
Scrapy Land Anything Goes Here

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Pop UP

I love pop up cards and this set by Stampendous is so much fun to color.  I embossed the flowers in white and tried my band at water coloring.  The sentiment is on the bottom panel I added a Cheery Lynn butterfly to add some interest near the sentiment. I will enter this in the Mod Squad Challenge and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes HERE and the Mod Squad Challenge Blog Anything with WingsHERE

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Cupcake Box

This is my first project since I returned home from visiting my family in Illinois and Pennsylvania.  I had a great time visiting, but it is always goo to get back home.  I did this project for the  Die Shaped Boxes challenge at Papertrey Ink .  You can find the challenge and the video Here.  I used the enclosed  cupcake die for the box . It was a really easy project.  I used PTI  papers and decorated the top with prills a Spellbinders bitty blossoms and leaves.   I was out of tissue paper but I will get some.  I plan to fill the box with almond brittle.