Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Olaf card for tattoos

My husband's cereal has these Frozen 2 tattoo things that I wanted to send to the granddaughter of a friend of mine. I think she will like them. Well, I'm working on getting some of these images that are laying around onto cards and this was the perfect opportunity to use this image.

I used the Olaf digital stamp by Sassy Studio Design. They are no longer in business.
I don't like that it is off-white paper and the rest of the card is white but some things I have to remember people probably don't notice the little things that I do.
I colored him in with white powdered chalk mixed with paint and the nose is a distress marker. This should tell you how long I've had this image, the chalk company I worked with went out of business around 2015 which was about the time I started the design team for Sassy Studio.
Yup...I have a lot of images to get on cards.
The sentiment is by Sassy Studio Designs
The snowflake sticker is by EK Success
The patterned paper is by Carte Bella
I inked the edges with distress ink.

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Here are some other cards using the same stamp.
Olaf 2014
Olaf 2015

Monday, March 30, 2020

Manly Monday Iris Folding Sailboat card

I used an iris folding stamp by Stampin Plus Scrappin
The sentiment is by Fiskars
The die- cuts are by Spellbinders with eyelets at the ends
The patterned paper is by Die Cuts with a View

This card is a repeat from years ago that I never fixed. The sailboat is an iris folding technique and it tends to be heavy. I needed a stronger card base to support it. I believe it's
But I'm not 100% sure because if you look at the two cards side by side the inking looks darker on the other card. Hmm
I guess it shows the importance of good lighting when taking your pictures.

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I like this sentiment better because it's bold and stands out from the busy paper. Plus I was able to use some eyelets. 2020 goal: use more eyelets, brads, and ribbon from my stash.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Be Still my Heart Cards

I used stamps by Forever in Time on the first card's sentiment 
The die- cuts:
Hearts are bought from eBay

The sentiment is in a circle punch by Creative Memories. That was my last circle punch and it was used on this card.
My husband has taken the punch apart in the past to make it punch well. Well, this was the last time. He said I had to buy a new one.
The patterned paper is by in the background and the heart is by Deja Views
The ribbon is by Stampin Up-Yeah! I'm using ribbon.

This next one Same hearts as above. The outside heart was cut with some ugly paper and it turned out well. 
Background cardstock from Recollections was dry embossed with a Provo Craft folder.
The sentiment is by TPC Studios. I wonder if they are still in business/
Does anybody know?
The die cut by Spellbinders has eyelets at the end. Yeah! Using eyelets.

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Gorgeous Cricut flower card

Isn't this card gorgeous?
This Cricut card had me flustered at first. I didn't like the color combo I chose. Then,
one part didn't like it was supposed to because the paper I used was too I modified.
For days I had it on my desk until a friend came over and with her fresh set of eyes, she told me what looked best. Thank you to my friend it was finished and turned into a card.
It turned out pretty.

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Manly Monday Happy Bolt Birthday

I didn’t use any stamps on this card. 
The sentiment was cut out using the Cricut.
The tool die cuts were part of the sentiment.
The white rectangle die-cut that the sentiment is on, is by Spellbinders.
I inked the papers and the card base with distress ink
The papers I used are all scraps.
The card base is 6 x 5 1/2, which is big for me.
I have a basket of oddball sized card bases or envelopes that need to be used.
I can add that to my list of things to use:
and now
Irregular sizes of cards and envelopes

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Green Coffee Cup Card

I used sentiment stamps by Lawn Fawn
The die- cuts are by Spellbinders
The patterned paper is from my stash
The coffee cup sticker by Forever in Time
Corner punch at the bottom.
Not my favorite card but live and learn from each card.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Pink and Brown with Hearts Smile card

The sentiment is a sticker by Forever in Time
The die- cuts are chipboard pieces from my stash
The cardstock is from my stash
This is a smaller card

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

St. Patrick's Day Layouts

I used shamrock stamp by SNP (no longer in business)
Inside each shamrock, I stamped Lawn Fawn alphabet stamps letter with the month and year.
The graduation paper is by Karen Foster.
I sewed around the edges of the paper and created a pocket for the commencement program and a few other things.

The shamrock was the mascot of the East Detroit High School.
This was their newspaper and my MIL was news editor.
 Again I made a pocket by sewing the edges. I
 laminated the article and then that's her senior picture.

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Manly Monday Little Red Wagons

I used a stamp by Deep Red Stamps
Little Red Wagon
Colored in with Copic markers
The sentiment is by Stampin Up
The cardstock is from my stash
This a smaller card base that I found.

This is my second card using the red wagon. I colored it in with colored pencils. 
The patterned paper is by Recollections. 
I'm not sure where the sentiment came from.
I go to a friend's house and use her stamps without thinking about the manufacturer.

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

You're amazing Card

I made this card for a group on FB called Just Because. You send cards to cheer people up or get wells or encouragement, which is what this one is for.
The sentiment stamps by Simon Says Stamp
Ink by Hero Arts and Ranger
The star brads are by The Paper Studio
The patterned paper is from the Mega Meet in Detroit many years ago. The glitter paper is by Die Cuts with a View. The purple paper is a scrap.

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Saturarted Canary Card on velvet patterned paper

What a pain in the butt! 
I love this paper but...You can't get anything to adhere to it. I used the Multi Medium Matte by Ranger and put heavy weights on it. The center may stay down but the frilly edges peel up. Ugh!
And the stupid frilly die-cut wouldn't cut through no matter how many shims. My friend bought it online at either Wish or eBay so the quality isn't the greatest.
 I colored in the parts that wouldn't come out with Copic markers and then taped the back so they would all stay in and on the die-cut. I should have considered a different background paper for this die-cut. Ya know, one that it would actually stick to.
Anyway, the image is by Saturated Canary and I colored it in with Copic Markers.  
The image die-cut is by Sizzix inked with distress ink on the edges.

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Cricut Graduation card

I had a difficult time getting the layers to line up. So this is what I did:
I said screw it. 
I'm not getting a headache from stressing out on making this card "perfect".
With that, I threw away or vacuumed up any tiny layers 
I added this pretty gold glitter paper behind the letters and the tassel too. 
I have come to hate glitter. It gets everywhere and you find it lingering on as something really annoying like mosquitos. Mosquitos suck your blood and move on whereas glitter is found in totes, clothes, countertops, carpets, rugs, in my hair and the dog's hair. Oh yes. The poor boy dog had glitter in HIS hair a week after using glitter. So...
I love this glitter cardstock from Michael's. It's the kind where the glitter stays on the paper. 
Moving on.
I colored the rest of the cap with a black Copic marker. I don't love this part of the card but I have to get over it.
I adhered the white layer on top of the blue.

I stood back and thought, that's pretty. I may not want to give it away because sadly, the recipient will be more interested in what’s inside the card, than the card. 
I like the way it turned out.

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Deep Red Stamps Floral Dress form Card

I used stamps by Deep Red Stamps

The corner stamps create a subtle background 
I heat embossed the image in silver and colored it in with colored pencils
The patterned paper of the die-cut outline is unknown 
The die-cuts were cut using my Cricut. 

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Here’s another card using the same stamp.
Yellow and Pink Dressform

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

It's Time for your birthday card

I used stamps by Stampin Up for the sentiment
 Ric Rack from Wrights
The patterned paper is by Bazzill and it's the 2" leftover pieces that I end up with when I use a 6x6 pad of paper for a 4x5 1/2' card.
The die- cuts are by The Girls Paperie
The die-cut under the clock is also a clock included in the package. I knew I wouldn't use it so I flipped it over. That been my going to thing lately.
Where I die cut and stamp on the back of the paper that I know I won't use the design on the front.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Coronation Ball 1958 Scrapbook Layout

Another lo for the family scrapbook 
The title stickers by Cosmo Cricket BUT no number stickers to go with. Pet peeve of mine.
The date number stamps are by Autumn Leaves 
The journal die- cut with the title is by Making Memories.
The patterned paper is by Simple Stories
Vellum border by Creative Memories with a Bazzill heart border on top
I found the gold heart that is next to the date in my stash.

The right side of the layout isn’t anything special
Patterned paper by K and Co and Papertrey Ink.
The little metal stapler in the center is by Making Memories.

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Manly Monday Growing old Birthday card

I used stamps by Hero Arts-Background and Cloud 9 for the sentiment that I heat embossed
The die- cuts are by Sizzix
The patterned paper is byBazzill

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

#HB2U Kenny K Card

I used a stamp by Kenny K Digital stamp-another digital stamps company that is no longer around 
The sentiment is by SPD Hashtag Hipster
The die- cuts are by Hampton Arts with matching pink stamp around the sentiment.
The black die-cut is unknown.
The patterned paper is by Studio G

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Red Upcycled Traveling card

The frame was made by the woman in an assisted living home.
She embossed it with gold.
I stamped the sentiment by Forever in Time onto a circle punch by CM.

The patterned paper is an upcycled card. Perfect for my traveling day.

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Here's another card that is using the same backgrounds
Upcycled Christmas card using the same background.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Forever in our Hearts Bright sympathy cards

A few cards I made as sympathy cards but they're kind of bright.

I used stamps for the sentiment is by Stampibilities
The heart dies I bought off of eBay.
They were cut out of DCWV glittery paper.
The red paper behind it is by Craft Smith.
I sprayed it with Perfect pearls gold
Border punch by Fiskars
The patterned paper is by Elle's Studio

The second card is on kraft cardstock
The ribbon is old and I can't remember who it's by. Maybe Prima? Shout out if you know.
The die-cut by Spellbinders
The Forever sticker is by ha, Forever in Time.
I added a few red heart rhinestones.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Cinderella Ball 1957 Layout

I need to start posting more of my layouts since that’s what I’m spending most of my time on. 
The die- cuts are by Cricut. The large castle is from the Wrap it Up cartridge. 
The patterned paper is by Karen Fosters
The number stickers are by Creative Memories.

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Bitten by the bug-anything other than a card.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Pink Floral Birthday Card

I used stamps is a digital stamp and I apologize for not knowing who made the stamp.
The image is colored in with powder chalk mixed with paint.
The sentiment is by Stampin Up with pink SU ink
The die-cut by Spellbinders
The patterned paper is unknown.

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Manly Monday Deep Red Stamps Tortoise Card

I used a stamp by Deep Red Stamps
Tortoise Stamp
I used a bunch of scraps to mat behind the image
I colored it in with Copic markers
For the background, I stamped these borders onto scraps of paper.
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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Blue Hugs card with Stencil background

I used a stencil by The Crafters Workshop with paint mixed with powdered chalk.
The sentiment is a Sticko sticker
The die- cuts: the circle is unknown and the hearts are felt by Jenni Bowlin Studio
The ribbon is by Offray

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Friday, February 28, 2020

Sassy In the Park Card

The stamp is by Sassy Designs Stamps-a digital stamp company that is no longer open.
I colored her in with Copic markers
The sentiment is made of two stickers
The ribbon is from my stash
The patterned paper is by Echo Park
I used distress ink by Ranger on the Spellbinders die-cut
The die-cuts are by Lawn Fawn and Spellbinders

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Deep Red stamps Balloons Party Time

Today’s card uses the balloon stamp by Deep Red stamps
Deep Red stamps balloons
I colored the balloons in with Copic markers.
Patterned paper by Die Cuts with a View
Cardstock scraps from my stash
Sentiment cut using Cricut

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Here’s another card using the same stamp.
Celebrate with Balloons

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Purple Happy Birthday Card

This is a larger card than I normally make. (6.5x5)
The background paper is by Provo Craft-very old
Stamps are by Hero Arts on top of Spellbinders die cuts.
The sentiment is a Cricut die cut.
The ribbon is from my stash

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Here are a few cards with the Cricut HB die-cut.
Mixed Media Background birthday cards

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Deep Red Stamps Heart with Roses

Heart stamp by Deep Red Stamp called

Heart with roses

I stamped it and colored it in with Copic markers

The pink background cardstock is dry embossed with a Gina Marie folder called

Rose Vine Embossing folder 

The patterned paper is by Echo Park (Maybe)

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I apologize for not including this card with another card with the same stamp that I posted recently.
Here are some other cards using the same stamp.

Red Heart
Multiple Colors

I went back to Sept 2019 and I only found the two above.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Two Aztec Birds Blank card

This stamp perplexes me. What occasion would you use it for? It has an Azteklook to me but; ll look it up.

It is copper heat embossed and layered on top of black cardstock and then a brown with orange undertones. That paper was cut with the decorative scissors. It resembles the edge of a stamp.
This not my style but I loved bringing it together for the inspiration daily challenge at

For the rest of the card;
I used Deep Red Stamps Camouflage background stamp with distress ink by Ranger. Honestly, I was playing around that day. I wanted to know how this cardstock would hold up with all of the liquid being placed on it. sprayed it with water. used st\amps by 
The dry embossing folder, I'm guessing Darice

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I know I've talked about her before but I want to give her a shout out. There was this woman that moved into assisted living and I received some of her supplies, which were 95% Christmas stamps and then some parts and pieces, like the own above,  They graciously gave me so many wonderful stamps. I was delighted to take them to make homes for every single stamp.

Of course, good deals aren't magically delivered to you unless you have a BIL like mine who just happened to be in Detroit that day- on moving day. I think he may have been the hero that mentioned my name to take to stamps. Aww.
He drives a Corvette and so whatever could in the Vette' he would bring home. A nice story that I will want to remember
 So when there's apart from her creations I will and I have, let you know that she gets the credit.
I'm also going to find out her name.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Deep Red Stamps Summer Girl Best Wishes

I used stamps by Deep Red Stamps
Summer Girls
I colored her in with Copic Markers
For the background, I stamped
Wrought Iron Corners
in each corner and inked edges with distress ink and sprayed with Perfect Pearls Spray

The sentiment die-cuts are Cricut for Best and Gina Marie for Wishes.

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Here is another card using the same stamp.

Friday, February 21, 2020

CTMH Blue and Red flower cards

I made these just after I made this Yellow Flower card otherwise I would have posted them together.
The blue flower is layered with a scalloped square die-cut by Spellbinders in blue cardstock. Underneath that die-cut is a die-cut by Design Objectives in patterned paper by DejaViews. The die-cut with the sentiment is a smaller version of the Design Objectives die. The sentiment is a stamp from Forever in the Time stamp set.

The red one I fussy cut out leaving a white border the red square like die cut it with a by Design Objectives. The patterned paper is by Pebbles. The heart in the center is a punch by Creative Memories. The two pieces of tan paper were leftovers from a different project.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Heart Hello Card. in purple

The sentiment stamp is by Fiskars. The purple ink is by Stampin' Up. The die-cut is by Spellbinders and I put purple eyelets in the holes at each end.

The large heart dies I bought off eBay.
The one on the left is glitter cardstock by Die Cuts with a View, which has been a disappointment. The 4x6 glitter paper pad that I own is showing deterioration with the edges curling and changing colors on the backside that wraps around to the front. I've used those papers in my scrapbooks. Bummer. Has any else had that problem with glitter paper?

The small heart die is by Lawn Fawn and I cut it out of purple foam. Hopefully, it doesn't get torn off in the mail.

The patterned paper is by Creative Memories. It is so old but it fits these hearts. Sometimes random pieces in my craft room find each other to come together to make this beautiful card.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Cricut Get Well Cards

I cut these beauties using my Cricut.
I used scraps of paper on the backside of the card to fill it in.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Kenny K Teenager in Pink Card

The stamp by Kenny K colored in with Copic Markers
The cardstock paper has been dry embossed with Cuttlebug folders
The die-cut is from Gina Marie

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