Sunday, February 7, 2016

Wishing You The Best Birthday

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Very quick and easy, I punched the glitter card stock balloons and attached each with a silver Crisp bow.  Then die cut the silver scalloped heart silver and pink swirl and attached together before adding mounting tape to back.  Next, I  placed the balloons and framed the card.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps - Vintage Happy Birthday
Memory Box - Crisp Bows
Spellbinders - Classic Hearts
Spellbinders - Scalloped Hearts
Spellbinders - 5 x 7 Matting Basics B
Martha Stewart - Balloon punch
Mounting Tape

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Lace Hearts

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I had no idea where I was going with this design when I started.  I first die cut the heart in white and then in pink, I liked the pink better so I glued the white behind it and used the lacy inside die for the center.   I added mounting tape to the back of heart.  I embossed another piece of pink card stock and framed it with white card stock. then added the fun corners and framed that in black card stock and finally white.

Materials:
Spellbinders - Lace Hearts
Cuttlebug - Textile Embossing Folder
Cheery Lynn Designs - Lace Corner Deco F
Small pink rhinestones

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Valentine Surprise

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Materials:
Martha Stewart - Punch Around The Page Sweet Hearts (heart frame)
Impression Obsession - Cupid With Hearts
Spellbinders - Classic Squares Large (envelope)
Spellbinders - Classic & Scalloped Hearts

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sending Warm Hugs

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I had so many ideas for Valentine cards I want to get them all posted before Valentines Day. I had some left over pieces from holiday designs so added the Mountain Landscape as snow and the fun Snowman all decked out in hearts.  I embossed the background and added some Viva Decor Glass Effects to some of the dots but you can not really see them.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps - Tulip Fanfare
Cuttlebug - Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Penny Black - Heart String
Cheery Lynn Designs - Frosty the Snowman
Impression Obsession - Mountain Landscape Layers

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Tic Tac Toe

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Another 10 minute card design.  I die cut the Fleur De Lis frame and then used two different sizes of the Classic Square dies to create the red frame.  I inset the Tic Tac Toe parts and was pretty much done.

Materials: 
Poppy Stamps - Tic Tac Toe Love
Spellbinders - Fleur De Lis Squares
Spellbinders - Classic Squares Large

Monday, January 25, 2016

I go nuts for you Valentine

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I finally have gotten around to using the A2 Curved borders dies, I just picked several and created the curved border and then added the branch and the fun squirrels.  The ribbon banner I die cut in white, brown and cinnamon color and overlapped them for the shadow effect.  I wanted to make a non traditional Valentine card design and colors.

Materials:
Memory Box - Busy Squirrels & Lavish Branch
Spellbinders - A2 Curved Borders One
Spellbinders - Ribbon Banners

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Sending You Tons Of Hearts

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Another 10 minute card design.  Really easy to create I just die cut everything, added the hearts to the dozer and truck then attached paint can on ladder and cascaded hearts downward.  I just thought this design was so darn cute.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps - Candy Hearts, Garden Step Ladder & Paint Cans and Brush
Memory Box - Little Dozer, Mighty Dump Truck & Dump Truck
Spellbinders - 5 X 7 Matting Basics B
Wink of Stella - used on tires and paint can

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Cupid With Hearts



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Another 10 minute card design.  I card the white card stock 5" X 5" and punched the heart design.  The used the two largest Classic Squares together with red card stock to create the frame.  I added mounting tape to the red frame and also behind the punched hearts.  Then added the cupid and some red hearts.

Materials:
Impression Obsession Cupid With Hearts
Spellbinders Classic Squares Large (3½ x 3½” &  3 x 3”) Red Frame
Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page Sweet Hearts
Mounting Tape

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Won't You Be Mine

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Another 10 minute or less design. I matted this entire card using the Matting Basics B.  To create the banner I die cut one in white, red and black and slightly overlapped them to create the shadow effect.  For the heart tower I die cut several white Heart Strings and glued them in a triangle shape and then added some glitter red hearts.

Materials:
Spellbinders 5 X & Matting Basics B
Spellbinders Ribbon Banners
Penny Black - Heart String
Impression Obsession - Classic Truck
Martha Stewart - Confetti Heart punch
Mounting Tape

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Love Birds

Just a Note:
I have noticed other bloggers saying they have lost followers, mine decreased by 6 in one day several weeks ago.  I don't believe people are not following I think there might be a problem with how they were following.    I read on Darnell's blog that if they  use a non-Google Account to follow your blog, they need to sign up for a Google Account, and re-follow your blog.  With the internet it is always something or another. You can read the announcement here.

A warm welcome and thank you for coming by to visit my blog and a big thanks to you if you have the time to leave a comment and/or join as a follower. I want to say I really appreciate all the comments on my last post.  Please let me know you stopped by, so I can be sure and return the favor. 

Another 10 minute or less design. I am trying to get a little more use out of my dies. I have have the Dove in Love die for at least a year and never used it before.  I die cut the birds twice and then cut out each bird and colored the beak and feet.  I also added a little Wink of Stella on each bird.  Then I attached them to the branch and added some mounting tape to the back of each bird and attached the entire thing to the white card stock.  I added a large matting in red and then another in white.

Materials:
Impression Obsession - Doves In Love
Dee's Distinctively - Chickadee (just the wing)
Memory Box - Lavish Branch
Spellbinders - 5 X 7 Matting Basics A

Saturday, January 9, 2016

With Love Valentine

Just a Note:
I have noticed other bloggers saying they have lost followers, mine decreased by 6 in one day several weeks ago.  I don't believe people are not following I think there might be a problem with how they were following.    I read on Darnell's blog that if they  use a non-Google Account to follow your blog, they need to sign up for a Google Account, and re-follow your blog.  With the internet it is always something or another. You can read the announcement here.

A warm welcome and thank you for coming by to visit my blog and a big thanks to you if you have the time to leave a comment and/or join as a follower. I want to say I really appreciate all the comments on my last post.  Please let me know you stopped by, so I can be sure and return the favor. 

Another 10 minute or less design. I am trying to get a little more use out of my dies.  I die cut the Lattice Heart with white card stock and took some scissors and trimmed the center piece away.  Then trimmed the silhouette boy and girl and attached to the center of Lattice Heart and added the fun red center heart.  I attached the heart string to the top and matted it with another piece of white card stock.

Materials:
Cheery Lynn Designs- Lattice Heart & Vines
Impression Obsession - Girl with Easter Basket & Boy with Basket
Penney Black - Heart String

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Valentine Surprise


Just a Note:
I have noticed other bloggers saying they have lost followers, mine decreased by 6 in one day several weeks ago.  I don't believe people are not following I think there might be a problem with how they were following.    I read on Darnell's blog that if they  use a non-Google Account to follow your blog, they need to sign up for a Google Account, and re-follow your blog.  With the internet it is always something or another.

A warm welcome and thank you for coming by to visit my blog and a big thanks to you if you have the time to leave a comment and/or join as a follower. I want to say I really appreciate all the comments on my last post.  Please let me know you stopped by, so I can be sure and return the favor. 

This design certainly falls in the 10 minute or less category.  I die cut the frame in white and used the larger pieces for the center and outside frame.  Before attaching to red card stock I added some mounting tape to add a little dimension to the center two pieces. I thought it would be fun to create the little boy as a silhouette and add some a heart bouquet behind him.  I cut off the bells from the Mistletoe and Bells die and just used the top part.
  
Materials:
Impression Obsession  - Boy with flowers, Rectangle 6 in one frame & Mistletoe & bells.
Martha Stewart - Heart Confetti punch

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Holiday Chickadee's HAPPY NEW YEAR

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Today's design is using dies that have been sitting around forever.  I had to die cut the birds several times, once in tan, brown and black and then just glued the pieces as shown.  I used the glitzy glitter card stock for the ornaments and cut off the candle part and just used the holly design.  Other than gluing the birds together this design is pretty quick.

Just a Note:
I have noticed other bloggers saying they have lost followers, mine decreased by 6 in one day several weeks ago.  I don't believe people are not following I think there might be a problem with how they were following.    I read on Darnell's blog that if they  use a non-Google Account to follow your blog, they need to sign up for a Google Account, and re-follow your blog.  With the internet it is always something or another.

Materials:
Spellbinders - 2010 Heirloom Ornament
Dee's Distinctively - Chickadee
Memory Box - Glowing Candles
DCWV 12 X 12 card stock stack Glitzy Glitter  (JoAnn Craft Store) 
Martha Stewart - Box punch

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Have a happy holiday

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I thought it would be fun to use pink for the background and dot it with the Viva Decor pen.  I added a little mounting tape behind the middle of the mountain landscape layer and assembled the snowman, then added the tree and cardinals.

Materials:
DCWV 12 X 12 card stock stack Glitzy Glitter  (JoAnn Craft Store) 
Cheery Lynn Designs - Frosty the Snowman
Impression Obsession - Fir Trees, Cardinals & Mountain Landscape layers
Viva Decor Clear pen

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Tree ornament

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I wanted to wish all my followers and friends that stop by for a visit a Happy Holiday to you. Thank you for your support and lovely comments throughout the year.  I really appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to stop at my blog.

In case you might want to make a paper tree ornament I created a quick and easy design.  I first die cut the Fleur De Lis Squares with white card stock. For the center I used to (1-7/8-inch &  2-3/8-inch) together to create the white frame.  Then die cut a silver Scalloped Circle (2⅝”) and attached the white piece to it and the added the Season's Greetings. 

Next, die cut 4 red Poinsettias and added a half pearl to the centers.    I die cut 7 tender leaves using the  Glitzy Glitter paper in green.  I had a piece of silver die cut Dee's Distinctively Border No. 3 that I cut in pieces to tuck around the ornament.  

DCWV 12 X 12 card stock stack Glitzy Glitter  (JoAnn Craft Store) PS if using this glittery paper place a piece of wax paper down on the die first then the card stock will cut through beautifully and not stick to the die.

Materials:
Spellbinders - Fleur De Lis Squares, Standard Circles (1-7/8-inch &  2-3/8-inch)
 & Classic Scalloped Circles (2⅝”)
Poppy Stamps - Small Blooming Poinsettia
Memory Box - Tender Leaves
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Season's Greetings
Dee's Distinctively Border No. 3
Half Pearls 
DCWV 12 X 12 card stock stack Glitzy Glitter  (JoAnn Craft Store) 

Friday, December 18, 2015

Delivering Goodies

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DCWV 12 X 12 card stock stack Glitzy Glitter  (JoAnn Craft Store) PS if using this glittery paper place a piece of wax paper down on the die first then the card stock will cut through beautifully and not stick to the metal die parts.

I am using the Mountain Landscape Layers die as snowbanks, which I thought worked pretty good.


Materials:
Memory Box- Swirled Lollipops & Tiny Candy Canes
Poppy Stamps - Santa's Magic Sleigh
Impression Obsession - Reindeer, Fir Trees & Mountain Landscape Layers
Elizabeth Craft - Season Greetings
Viva Decor Gold, red & blue pens
Spellbinders - 5 x 7 Matting Basics A
DCWV 12 X 12 card stock stack Glitzy Glitter  (JoAnn Craft Store)



Monday, December 14, 2015

Glowing Candles

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I die cut the candle outlines in white card stock, then used purple and silver glitter paper to fill in the spaces. Not necessary the colors I wanted but when I purchased the glitter card stock pack it did not included red.  I die cut the Glowing Candles holly using the green glitter card stock and trimmed it a little to fit on the white outline then added some fun purple berries.  Really easy to create with all the glittery goodness you could want.

Materials:
Memory Box - Tall Taper Candle & Glowing Candles
Cuttle Bug - Polka Dot Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Grand Ovals4-1/4" x 5-5/8" (white card stock) & 4-3/4" x 5-7/8 (green card stock)
Scotch Mounting Tape

DCWV 12 X 12 card stock stack Glitzy Glitter  (JoAnn Craft Store) PS if using this glittery paper place a piece of wax paper down on the die first then the card stock will cut through beautifully and not stick to the metal die.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Silent Night Ride

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Wow I just could not figure out how to use the IO Mountain Landscape layers die where it would look natural.  Finally, I used the bottom part of the mountain die on the blue card stock and glitter card stock for the snow covered mountains.   That way the blue card stock fits over the top part and makes it look like it is part of the scene.

Materials:
Impression Obsession - Mountain Landscape Layers & Fir Trees, Hill Landscape Layers, Small Cabin & Santa

DCWV 12 X 12 card stock stack Glitzy Glitter  (JoAnn Craft Store) PS if using this glittery paper place a piece of wax paper down on the die first then the card stock will cut through beautifully and not stick to the intricate tree branches.

Recently on the weekend my husband and I drove over to the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge to do the Ridgefield Auto tour.  It is a 4 mile drive through wetlands and during the winter there are lots of migrating birds to see.  Make sure to bring your binoculars.  In case you have never seen a Nutria I have enclosed a picture.  These animals are really invasive now and do a lot of  damage to the vegetation and also gnaw on trees.


Yes they look like a beaver but without the paddle tail.  

Nutria (Myocastor coypus, Fig. 1) are semi-aquatic rodents native to southern parts of South America. In the 1930s, they were sold throughout North America to fur farmers and as a means of controlling unwanted aquatic vegetation. Various associations, magazine and newspaper articles, and demonstrations at county fairs promoted the sale of nutria in Washington.
More than 600 nutria farms existed in Oregon and Washington from the 1930s to the 1950s. Flooding and storms damaged holding structures, allowing nutria to escape. Farmers also released their stock when nutria farming became uneconomical. By the 1940s, nutria had been captured by trappers on both sides of the Cascade Mountains in Washington.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Golden Berry Sprig (negative die)

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Another quick and easy design, I used the negative die cut from two berry sprigs and dotted them with Viva Decor Gold and added the bow.  I framed them using the matting basics.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps - Berry Sprig
Memory Box - Tiny Bow
Spellbinders - 5 X 7 Matting Basics A
Viva Decor - Gold Pen

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Santa's Ride

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Today's offering started with die cutting all the pieces and then attaching the moon and sled in the center of the card.  Next, I added some hill landscape snow banks, fir trees, cardinals and then the carolers.  Very quick and easy to create.

Our weather has gotten very chilly, low of 32 in the mornings but at least it is dry and sunny. Lots of deer eating my plants and the squirrels are busy eating all the birdseed in the feeder. We have several varieties of Canadian geese is the fields and flocks of white snow geese also.  

Materials:
Impression Obsession - Santa's Sled (DIE311-R) , Carolers (DIE221-H), Cardinals (DIE333-H), Fir Trees (DIE084-V) & Hill Landscape Layers (DIE343-T)
Darice - Snowflake Embossing Folder (moon)
Spellbinders - Standard Circle Large (Moon)

Impression Obsession Challenge 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Milk Glass Vase table decorations

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Do It Yourself Table Decoration

Today's project started with several Thrift Store finds that I decided to make into flower arrangements.  I added a little Grip N Stick tape to the edges of the glass and then attached the Styrofoam ball.  I used a pair of wire cutters and cut off all but about 1" of the wire from each paper flower stalk.  To add the flowers start at the bottom of the Styrofoam ball and create a row then just continue to fill until the ball is covered.  You Will Need 2 packages of 144 pieces of the artificial roses for each ball.  I thought this would be a fun table decoration for the holidays. 

Materials:
144 pc Chic Mini Artificial paper Rose Red Flower (2 packages for each ball)
Styrofoam 4" ball
Fibre Craft - Grip N Stick green stick adhesive (Michael's Craft Store or Amazon)
Several Thrift Store Milk glass Vases

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Lighting The Candles

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Another quick and easy design, I am trying to use some of the dies that haven't been used for years.  I die cut both parts of the window and attached them together,  then used the Gothic Window die to cut out the holographic gold paper and attached behind the window.  I added a little mounting tape on the back for dimension. 

I die cut the candles with white and red card stock and added the red pieces back into the frame.  I had to die cut the holly part twice, once in white and then in green card stock and hand cut the green part and then attached to white.  To complete the design I tried to center it on black card stock and added a couple of rhinestones.

Materials:
Memory Box - Glowing Candles
Poppy Stamps - Small Gothic Arch & Small Gothic Window
Gold Rhinestones
Gold Holographic card stock
Mounting Tape

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Shaped Elegant Swirl Design

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Today's design is using dies I have not touched for years.  To get the most out of the Spellbinder die make sure to emboss after you die cut the poinsettia.   Trim white card stock 4 1/2" X 8" then die cut the Elegant Swirl in white card stock you will need to trim the sides a little so they are flush with the lace cut top.  Then using a 4 1/2" X 8" card stock in polka dot green and the second part of the die to cut out the back of card. 

Emboss the white piece with Kassie's Brocade, making sure to not include the die cut piece at the top.  Punch a 1" strip in white and green polka dot attach together as shown and trim to fit.  Add die cut vine, words and poinsettia.

Materials:
Spellbinders - Layered Poinsettia
Spellbinders - Heartfelt Creations Layered Elegant Swirl
Cuttlebug - Kassie's Brocade
Elizabeth Craft - Season's Greetings
Memory Box - Holly Vine
Viva Decor - Gold pen
Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace punch
Wink of Stella (edges)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Poinsettia Border

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I started by die cutting the largest Spellbinder poinsettia with white card stock and inked it green.  Then die cut the Poppy Stamps Blooming Poinsettia and dotted the center with gold Via Decor pen.  I die cut a silver card stock with the Poinsettia Border.   Cut a 3" x 5" white card stock and embossed it with a fun snowflake pattern and then cut a slightly larger patterned card stock for the back and attached together before gluing to the card.  Add border, poinsettia and words to complete. 

I am trying to create some fun but easy designs for the holiday.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps - Poinsettia Border (silver card stock)
Poppy Stamps - Blooming Poinsettia
Darice - Snowflake Embossing Folder
Elizabeth Craft - Season's Greetings
Spellbinder - Layered Poinsettia (Green leaves)
Viva Decor - Gold Pen

Monday, November 9, 2015

Gold Edged Poinsettia

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Very quick and easy to make just die cut each poinsettia set and attach as shown,  then use gold pen on poinsettia edges and then a cost of Wink of Stella for a little shine.  (Too bad the picture does not show the glittery goodness) Die cut the two corners and glue in place. 

This is the first time using Wink of Stella, love it but it would be nice if the manufacturer would tell you to unscrew the pen and remove the black plastic circle then rescrew the pieces in place so the liquid glitter starts to flow.

Materials:
Cheery Lynn Designs - Lace Corner Deco F
Poppy Stamps - Small Blooming Poinsettia & Blooming Poinsettia
Doddlebug Design - Gold Glitter Card Stock
Wink Of Stella  - Clear edges) 
Krylon Gold Pen (edges)
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