Friday, February 24, 2017

All Occasion Card Design



Greetings everyone, thank you for the lovely comments on my last design. Gosh I had a terrible time taking a picture of this card.

Materials:
Dee's Distinctively - Small Leaves
Elizabeth Craft - Bunch of Flowers 4 (1030)
Elizabeth Craft Bunch of Flowers 2 (729)
Poppy Stamps - Climbing Vine
Spellbinders - Floral Ovals

Friday, February 17, 2017

Orchid Stem


Hello everyone we have had such crazy weather lately, first 6" of snow, then heavy rains with wind. Finally a couple of dry days.  I spent my time indoors making this design.  The Orchids are time consuming but worth the time.  I first die cut all the pieces, the darker orchids are from card stock called Sunflower.  The other one is light yellow.  For the stems I just die cut the flowers in green and cut them apart and glued to them to the stem. Even through I used Wink of Stella the picture does not show the wonderful sparkles.

Materials:
My Favorite Things - Lily
Wink of Stella
Card stock - Sunflower, Light Yellow, Black, White and Purple


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Strolling In The Garden

Hello everyone, hope you are well and if not I am sending good wishes out to you.

Materials:
Impression Obsession - Wide Tree, Girl with Easter Basket, Cardinals, Tiny Flowers & Fence Trio
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders
Memory Box - Stitched Clouds
Poppy Stamps - Frisky Squirrels & Small Garden Sprig

Monday, February 6, 2017

Layered Holiday Design

Greetings everyone, I meant to post this design a while ago but it just never happened.  I created the entire design just using layers without mounting tape.  I cut several clouds and added them to the top of the card.  Then die cut the Village House, Country House and Manor House and just trimmed pieces from them until I had a house with a steeple and second story.

For the trees I added glitter card stock and the top snow covered stacker tree and used blue and red Nuvo Crystal Dots for the ornaments.

Materials:
Dee's Distinctively - Small Snow Covered Stacker Tree
Impression Obsession - Fir Trees, Boy with Easter Basket & Mountain Landscape Layers
Lawn Cuts - Puffy Cloud Borders & Stitched Hillsdie Borders
Memory Box - Star of Wonder, Village House, Country House, Manor House & Swirled Lollipops
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Red & Blue

Craft Note:  I recently purchased a thin galvanized metal board by ArtMinds from Michael's craft store and a package of magnets.  I have it on my craft table and I find the magnets really hold the paper in place while gluing and creating my cards.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Have The Sweetest Birthday


Greetings everyone, hope you are all doing well.

I thought the little cupcake stand die from Impression Obsession was super cute.  I used glitter paper for the frosting but the picture does not show it very well.  Before attaching to the polka paper I added a little mounting tape for dimension.  

Materials:

Cuttlebug - Polka Dot Embossing Folder
Die-namics- Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame
Impression Obsession - Cupcake Stand
Mounting Tape
Spellbinders - Floral Ovals

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Pretty In Pink


Greetings everyone.  I hope you are well and finding lots of time to craft.

Sometimes when I start a card nothing goes right, but the stars must of been aligned that day because everything seemed to work for this design. I really went out of my comfort zone to create this design. I started with the white Floral Oval and added the solid pink Classic oval to the center.  

I ordered the Colorfin Pan Pastels from Amazon but I am the worst at coloring anything so I have been dragging my feet using the set.  I first die cut the flowers using a while card stock and then colored the flowers with the Permanent Red Tint & Magenta.  I added a yellow glitter card stock for the center of the flowers. Using the Climbing Vine die in green card stock I used it for the shape of the design, then tucked several Gentle leaves behind the flowers and added the larger Poinsettia leaf.  I attached white flowers to the Leafy Spring and tucked them around the foliage.  To complete the design I die cut the Meridian Border twice and added it to each side.

Materials:
Colorfin Pan Pastels - Ultra Soft Susan Gardens Artist Pastel Set 
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Garden Notes Small Poinsettia
Impression Obsession - Tiny Flowers
Memory Box - Meridian Border (retired)
Poppy Stamps - Blooming Poinsettia (leaf only), Climbing Vine, Gentle Leaf & Leafy Spring
Spellbinders - Floral Ovals & Classic Ovals Large
Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit by Susan Tieney Cockburn

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Just a little Valentine


Hello, and a big thank you to everyone that stopped bye and left such nice comments on my last card.   I did not even know I had a Stitched Scalloped Circle but I thought it went really well with the design.

You will need to die cut the little girl twice, once in white and then red card stock to create her dress.  I added a glitter trim to the bottom of her dress.  To create the hair I die cut the head in brown card stock and just used scissors to create the hair.  I used mounting tape behind the girl to add a little dimension.

Materials:
Impression Obsession - Tiny Flowers & Girl with Easter Basket
Memory Box - Stitched Scalloped Circles
My Favorite Things - Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame
Mounting Tape
Poppy Stamps - Leafy Sprig
Spellbinders -A2 Matting Basics A

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Chibitronics Light Up Birthday Card

Finished Card 

With battery pressed on card

I wanted to try my hand at making a really simple light up card using the Chibitronics kit I ordered from Amazon.  It actually is very easy to use and I was able to get my card to light up on my first try.  The kit comes with a nice instruction booklet, LED Stickers in all colors, coin cell batteries, battery clip and a roll of self adhesive Copper tape.  I also watched several video's that feature different ways to create your lights.  I only wanted the candle to light up so I used one LED directly behind the candle.  I hope you will give this technique a try.

Materials:
Chibitronics Kit 
Poppy Stamps - Birthday Candles
Memory Box - Petite Cake & Pastry Labels
Impression Obsession - Happy Birthday
Spellbinders - Standard Circle Large

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

You're My Cup of Tea Valentine

Hello, and a big thank you to everyone that stopped bye and left such nice comments on my last card. I hope everyone is well, I am sure hoping for warmer weather soon.

Materials:
Impression Obsession - Tea Set
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle Frames
Memory Box - Scalloped Cake Stand
Poppy Stamps - Aston Side Table

Sunday, January 15, 2017

My Sweet Valentine Bouquet

Version 1
Materials:
Dee's Distinctively - Small Leaves
Elizabeth Craft - Bunch of Flowers 728
Impression Obsession - Paper Cone

Version 2
I hope everyone is well and excited about the new year.  Thank you everyone that stopped bye and left such nice comments on my last card.

I used a stiff brush with a little water and watercolor in red to create the speckled background.  On the Paper Cone I added a little glitter along the edges.  I used Nuvo Crystal Drops for speckles on the Lilies and tucked the leaves inside the cone.  Then added the Rectangle frame and matted it with pink card stock and the embossed what card stock. 

Materials:
Art Glitter - Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
Cuttlebug - Kassie's Brocade embossing folder
Dee's Distinctively - Small Leaves
Die-namics - Lily
Impression Obsession - Rectangle 6 in 1 Frame, Tiny Flowers & Paper Cone
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Red
Spellbinders - A2 Mattings Basics A

2017 snow storm frozen fountain

Yes the deer like to stand right in the front yard and stare at you.




Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Trailing Hearts

I would like to enter my card into the Impression Obsession Card Challenge

Thank you everyone that stopped bye and left such nice comments on my last card. Wow I can't believe it is 2017 already.  Since out weather is still wintry with snow, ice and wind I thought I would make a Valentine card to reflect the chilly temperatures.

I just realized every die I used except the frame was an Impression Obsession brand.

I first die cut the oval frame using two sizes listed below then die cut twice and cut the Spring Wreath foliage in half and attached it around the frame and doted it with Nuvo Crystal Drops.  Using the Hill Landscape die I created the snow mound and added the blue water to it and attached to the oval frame.  I used glitter paper for the Mountain and a blue cloud card stock for the sky and glued them to the frame.  Then I tucked the trees along the sides and added the Ducks with their scarfs and only used the kite sting with the attached hearts.  

Materials:
Impression Obsession - Duck Set (DIE398-F), Spring Wreath (DIE262-Y), Kite (DIE153-I), Fir Trees  (DIE084-V), Hill Landscape Layers (DIE343-T), & Mountain Landscape layers (DIE347-W)
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Red
Spellbinders - Grand Nestabilities Grand Ovals (frame)(3-3/4" x 5", 4-1/4" x 5-5/8")

Friday, December 30, 2016

Elves bring home the tree

Thank you everyone that stopped bye and left such nice comments on my last card.

As 2016 comes to a close I just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed stopping by your blogs and admiring your fabulous creations.

As many of you know my dad passed in October and at the same time my mom now has been diagnosed with ALS, (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.)  It is not  familial at least as far as we know, but I know 2017 will bring many challenges.  I wish good health to everyone and hugs to those that need some.

We are having really cold weather, low in the morning or 18 degrees with a high of 33.

Materials
Dee's Distinctively - Large & Small Alpine Tree
Taylored Expressions - Jolly Old St. Nick (just used the elves)
Impression Obsession - Fir trees, Icicles & Classic Truck
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders
Nuvo Crystal Dots - White
Elizabeth Craft Cool Diamond Microfine Glitter

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Old Saint Nick's House

Thank you for stopping bye and for all the lovely comments you left on my previous card.

We have been having some really cold temperatures here in the Northwest, my husband and I purchased four Blue Spruce trees to plant and when we got them home and unloaded we discovered the ground was frozen solid.  Really I am glad none of the neighbors were filming us otherwise I am sure we would of shown up on a You Tube video.  It really was a funny site to see, we finally gave up until a few days later when it started raining.

I only used the top part of the Manor House die and then trimmed off the sides.  As you can see if went overboard on the glitter, the silver really is pretty even though the picture does not show it very well.

Materials
Spellbinders - Card Creator 5 X 7 Matting Basics B
Dee's Distinctively - Alpine Tree Large & Small
Impression Obsession - Santa's Sled
Precious Marieke - Icicles
Memory Box - Manor House & Small Alder Tree
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders
Silver Glitter
White Glitter

Monday, December 19, 2016

Have a wonderful holiday

Best of the holidays to everyone and I hope you are doing well, and thank you all so much for your visit and wonderful comments on my last card.

We had snow again and the temperatures were so cold that is did not melt, so the roads tend to be icy.  The black bear we have living near the forest is still out and about, he knocked down my trash container and proceeded to stick his head into the container and pull out some chicken scraps.  Made a huge mess, then climbed the tree in the back and knocked my brand new Squirrel Buster Bird Feeder to the ground.  Dragged it over to the grass but thankfully was not able to get it open or damage it. Really what happened to the theory bears hibernate. 

Anyone that stops by knows I love the Lady Dancing die, I can always find so many fun ways to use it.

I added a little mounting tape to the back of the dog and Lady Dancing and also the snow mounds.  I glittered the trees and the fur trim on the dress. I coated the red dress with glossy accents for a little shine.  I always die cut the lady twice so I can use the legs and arms to re-position them as needed.  I also die cut the body with the dress in white card stock then trimmed the pieces off and attached them to the cuffs and skirt.  I tend to use pieces from other dies like the scarf and skates from the snowman die. 

Materials:
White glitter
Glossy Accents 
Memory Box - Lady Dancing & Crisp Bow
Poppy Stamps - Frenchy
Dee's Distinctively - Small Alpine tree
Impression Obsession - Snowman (I used the scarf and skates)
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Holiday Front Door


Another very chilly morning, the temperature outside is 27 degrees.  Last week when we had the ice storm all the trees were coated in thick ice.  When the sun came out the trees were just breathtaking, creating a winter wonderland.  While walking outside you really have to be careful not to stand near the trees as the ice melts and falls to the ground.

Materials:
Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Brick folder
Poppy Stamps - Frosted Rood & Ledges, Dainty Corner & Grand Madison Door
Memory Box - Bright Lanterns & Scalloped Cake Stand
Impression Obsession - Fir Trees
Nuvo Crystal Drops in assorted colors

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Poinsettia Branch

As we approach the holidays I hope everyone is doing fine and if not I am sending good wishes and hugs.  Our weather here has certainly turned wintery, today it is snowing, and then an ice storm by the end of the week.  I always look forward to reading other people's blogs, seeing their travels and being amazed at how creative they are.  It is wonderful to have vistors from all over the world, thank you internet.  

Last night I looked out the window and here came four raccoons out of the forest making their way down to my bird feeder, no wonder I am filling it everyday now.  I just thought the birds were really hungry because it is so cold now.

I edged the poinsettia's with glossy accent and then dusted them with the Art Glitter.  I also coated all the berries with the glossy accents.  

Materials:
Elizabeth Craft - Garden Notes Small Poinsettia
Spellbinders - 5 X 7 Matting Basics B
Poppy Stamps - Berry Sprig & Vintage Merry Christmas
Ranger - Glossy Accents
Art Glitter - Crystal (85) ultrafine transparent glitter

Friday, December 2, 2016

Burr It's Cold Outside


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.

I really went wild with the glitter on this design, I inked the moon and used some glossy accent and the Art Glitter. Then added some on the trees, snowflake, snowman's cap and finally created snowdrops using the enamel dots in white.

Materials:
Impression Obsession - Cardinals & Snowman Set
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders
Spellbinder - Standard Circles Large (1-7/8 moon)
Dee's Distinctively - Alpine Tree Large
Punched snowflake
Ranger - Glossy Accents
Ranger - Enamel Accents  (white)
Art Glitter - Crystal (85) ultrafine transparent glitter

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Snowy Winter's Night

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.

Just a quick winter scene, very easy to create.  For the background I used a piece of card stock with a clouds.  Then die cut the house, added the snowy edges, stitched snow mounds, moon and finally the fun reindeer.

Materials:
Memory Box - Reindeer Parade & A Batch of Gingerbread
Impression Obsession - Fir Trees

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Sledding Paper Art Card

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. 

I wanted to thank everyone that stopped by for a visit while I was away.  My father passed away a few weeks ago and I was the primary caregiver for him. 

Materials:
Memory Box - Miniature Sled, Puffy Clouds & Tiny Bow(scarf)
Impression Obsession - Carolers (boy and I used hat from girl)
Dee's Distinctively - Alpine Small
Papertry Ink - In The Meadow Die
Mounting Tape
Glitter
Sakura 3D Crystal lacquer


Thursday, October 13, 2016

House On The Hil

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.

Materials:
Lawn Cuts - Stitched Hillside Borders
Taylored Expression - Halloween Scene & Gothic Window Accessories
Memory Box - Puffy Clouds
Poppy Stamps - Haunted Mansion
Impression Obsession - Fir Trees, Pumpkin Patch & Fence

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Brewing Up Delights

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. 

I remember as a kid all the Halloween witches always had green faces, so I thought I would create a vintage Halloween design. 

Materials:
Lawn Fawns - Stitched Hillside Borders
Impression Obsession - Witch Brewing & Wide Tree
Elizabeth Craft - Country Scapes Flora 4
Poppy Stamps - Haunted Mansion

Friday, September 23, 2016

Walking Home Paper Art Card

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.

I wanted to create a holiday design that had the feel of paper art.  I used mounting tape behind all the clouds and little girl. I glued the stones to create a path and used the tiny bow for the scarf on the dog and girl then coated then with Sakura Crystal Lacquer so they had a shine.  My snow drifts don't show up very well.   The clouds are glued in layers and I used the reverse die cut method with a blue cards stock backing.

PS.  Back from a lovey trip to Germany and Italy.  Gosh it was a once in a life time vacation.

Materials:
Memory Box - Puffy Clouds & Tiny Bow
Poppy Stamps - Patient Pup
Impression Obsession - Farm Girl & Mountain Landscape Layers
Elizabeth Craft - Pebbles
Mounting Tape
Sakura Crystal Lacquer

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Pastel Blossoms



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. 

I will be away from my blog for a while on a well earned vacation but I hope you enjoy this design.

The glazed bird is really much prettier than the picture shows it.  I used glitter paper for the different colors on the bird and then coated it with Sakura - 3 D Crystal Lacquer.  

Materials:
Spellbinders - Grand Ovals (pink card stock)
Spellbinders - 5 x 7 Matting Basics B (ivory card stock)
Dee's Distinctively - Chickadee
Memory Box - Fancy Blossoms, Tall Bamboo & Woodland Branch
Sakura - 3 D Crystal Lacquer (bird only
Viva Decor - Gold ( inside flowers)




Sunday, September 4, 2016

Dancing In The Moonlight

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. 

I have always liked the Lady Dancing Die and find I can use it to create many different designs.  I used the Lady Dancing body and then added the Witch Brewing head and the Flying Witch cap to create the design.  

Materials:
Memory Box - Lady Dancing
Impression Obsession - Witch Brewing & Flying Witch
Elizabeth Craft Designs - CountryScapes Flora 4

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Halloween Platform Card Design

Card Design From Front 

Card Design view from the top

This is how to looks once you fold it down to mail it off.

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 new cottage platform die from Poppy Stamps has all sorts of fun uses.  I watched a video by Olga  Direktorenko for her Wishing Well card design to get the idea of how to use the die.

This die is really easy to use and you can glue different pieces along the side, back and front and still be able to close the design down for mailing.   After die cutting the pieces just glue each Cottage Side Gates on each side of the platform and then decorate.

Materials:
Poppy Stamps - Cottage Platform, Cottage Side Gates, Gourds and Pumpkins & Jumbled Boo

Memory Box - Small Alder Tree, Old Haunted House, Corner Cobwebs, Ghost Trio, Witch Kit, Tiny Bubbles, Grim Cauldron, Scary Spiders & Ghostly Ghosts.

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