Saturday, May 31, 2014

Joy Christmas Card

I made a Christmas card using THIS iris folding stamp by Stamp N Plus. I used an old patterned paper for the bell and then used a Wink of Stella gold pen for the bottom of the bell. The top was colored in with Distress Markers by Ranger. The Joy sentiment is a Cricut die cut and the Merry Christmas sentiment is a rub on by American Crafts.  The patterned paper on the left side of the card is by Echo Park.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Dance headpieces

Today we head off to our niece's 1st dance recital. Her costume is adorable and she loves it. I just hope she wants to continue to dance year after year. If so I will continue to work to pay for it.

My friend owns a dance studio on the other side of town and I had the privilege to make some headpieces for her. For this first one I die cut the sequin fabric that were suppose to be wrist bands with a Sizzix flower die through my Cuttlebug. I also cut some white tulle to go in between. I wish I could take credit for the design but it was her design that I adapted to my tools on hand. Once the pieces were all cut out I hot glued them onto a piece of felt and onto a hair clip.

This second one was a flat bow and I poofed it out by placing tissue paper in between the layers and sprayed it with starch. I then took a strap from an old costume and wrapped it around the middle. Big and poofy now!

This last one was for a teen jazz class. They got a piece of fabric with their costume, at the bottom of the picture where the fabric and ribbon flow downward it's the one to the right. I took some ribbon that matched and a piece of sparkly fabric and braided the three together. Then I glued it onto a clip but not perfectly straight to give it more dimension. I left the fabric and ribbon at the bottom only because I didn't have good quality fabric sheers to cut them off. I left that for her.

Well hopefully my directions/words aren't too confusing and you've been inspired by the dance headpieces.

I have new cards for this weekend up until Wednesday. Please come back.


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Oriental Thank You Card

I thought I would try a sketch with an oriental themed card. The background patterned paper is by Crate Paper. The lantern is a Cricut die cut that I sprayed the off white layer with glimmer mist by Tattered Angels. The Spellbinders die cut has been inked while it was still in the die with Ranger Distress Ink. I stamped the Thank you characters onto Neenah Solar White cardstock with Simon Says Stamp red ink. The stamp is by Stampendous. I punched the characters out using a square punch and then inked the squares with Rangers Distress Inks.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Memories Layout

I'm making a book for a graduating senior, boy, which is due in June. Endless hours of time have been put into these books-1 turned into 3 to keep the books under two inches thick. I think anymore then that and it's too much to take in and the books get worn down so easily. Michael's had a sale and I thought it was the best route to go. 

For today's layout I used the color combo Blue-Green-Yellow from the challenge at Mark's Finest Papers. I did stamp the names that appear next to the appropriate picture. The placement of the photos was a very scientific formula of hide the shapes that were already cut out of the paper. The polka dot paper is by Rusty something-they are no longer in business-just had a thought Rusty Pickle maybe. The blue cardstock is by Doodlebug and the white is the paper in the pages before you add your layouts. Yeah I'm thrifty like that-I was going to say cheap but thrifty or using the paper is part of my green effort towards the world. *grin*.

The rest of the cardstock that I used n the die cut is by Recollections. The die cut is cut out using the Cricut however I don't remember the cartridge. Sorry. I stamped the kids' names with a Lawn Fawn alphabet set and black ink by Hero Arts.

Thanks for looking.

Challenges: Green, Blue and Yellow Let's hear it for the boys Masculine or grungy Lots of layers {my title is made up of 4 layers and the base is made of 3}

Monday, May 26, 2014

Congrats, Graduate

Since we are on holiday today, Manly Monday will be canceled. Come back next week for sure. 

My card today is a graduation card using an old Stampin Up sentiment stamp. It is stamped with blue distress ink. The circle with the diploma is patterned paper by Best Creations as well as the background paper. The white cardstock is by Recollections and the blue is by DCWV. I inked the edges of the white cardstock with the same blue distress ink. 

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Celebrate With Style

A celebrate with style birthday card using Gina Marie Rose Garden Embossing folder on the coral cardstock. I took one of those finger sponges with some distress ink to the center of the roses and onto the leaves of the embossed area. Then I sprayed the cardstock with water and Perfect Pearls. The sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp with Colorbox ink on a Spellbinders die. The blue dots in the ends of the die cut are rhinestones from a dance teacher friend. She gives me her leftovers after the year and that costume are done performing. I used a strip of Bo Bunny patterned paper on the side and layered a piece of the fancy ribbon by Websters on top of it.

Thanks for looking. Have a great weekend. Flora and Fauna {makes me think of Sleeping Beauty. I love my Disney movies} Birthday with flowers

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Thanks card

I'm posting a thank you card today that I made with a Papertrey Ink stamp set and die cut with ink by Hero Arts. The embossing folder is by Darice with grey ish cardstock by Stampin Up and black cardstock by Recollections. The patterned paper is by Studio G and TPC Studio and the ribbon by Stampin Up. I colored in the flowers of the stamp by using Smooch ink by Colorbox. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

Lovely Wedding card

In my lovely wedding card I heat embossed the background stamp by Hero Arts with ink by Versa Mark and embossing powder by Stampin Up. I cut it smaller then the card base by Recollections and matted it onto silver cardstock. The black and white die cuts in the center are by Spellbinders with a Want 2 Scrap bling around a Jolee's cake sticker. The sentiment stamp by Fiskars is stamped in Hero Arts black and matted onto black cardstock. Both black and white cardstock throughout the card is by Recollections. I embellished the card with Jolee's sparkle flowers with a pearl in the center of each one. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. Sparkle and shine with a little bling

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

myStamp Box Tag

My project for the myStamp Box blog is a tag using the Abundant Blossoms stamp set.
I did a bunch of different things for this tag. The hexagon background is a stencil by Crafters Workshop with translucent embossing paste by Dreamweaver's on top of it. I used a mask (hexagon punch by Stampin Up and masking paper by Stampendous) in the center where the flower is but then changed my mind about the flower. I applied distress inks to the hexagons and then wiped away the excess. 

The stem of the flower is from the same stamp set and I heat embossed it on top of the embossing paste. The green embossing powder is by Stampendous. The rhinestone leaves are by Studio G. The flower is stamped once in the masked area and then again on similar color cardstock as the tag. I fussy cut it out and applied it over the other stamped image with foam adhesive. Then I added Stickles to the center lines of the flower. To finish the ribbon on top is by Stampin Up and the flower from Joann's.

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Mark's Finest Papers-Hat inspiration {Feather}

Cancer Free Bag

Just wanted to share a bag I made for Relay for Life in Sparta, MI. I used a Cloud 9 house stamp in grey Stampin Up ink and under it is a grass stamp by Stamp N Plus in Hero Arts green ink. The patterned paper on the bottom is by DCWV. I used Ranger distress ink Broken China for the sky with an ink blending tool. The sun is a Spellbinders die cut with a Stamp N Plus sun stamp in the center. That yellow cardstock is also by Recollections. The letter stickers are by Lawn Fawn with Hero Arts black ink.

 The stamp on the back is unknown since I can't find it at the moment but the ink is by Colorbox.

 Thanks for looking

Love to Scrap- Anything goes

Monday, May 19, 2014

Manly Monday

Manly Monday here for you with some awesome new cards. Please be sure to click on the blog name to be taken to the post with the manly card. 

Awesome cards ladies. You always amaze me.

My card is a graduation card. The polka dot paper is by We R Memory Keepers and the background paper by The Paper Studio. The grad cap stamp is old stamped in Hero Arts black. The sentiment is a Sticko/EK Success sticker that I put on white cardstock by Recollections and then cut it out. The die cut is by Spellbinders.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

myStamp Box Birthday card

My card today features stamps by:

I used Ornamental Flowers for the flower in the center. It was stamped the flower with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed with yellow embossing powder by Stamp N Plus on a very light gray cardstock by Stampin Up. The die cut is by Design Objectives and the flower behind that die cut is by Imaginisce. 

The sentiment is one from the Whatever stamp set. It's stamped in black on white cardstock and matted onto black cardstock by Recollections. 

For the rest of my card I have vintage lace from my MIL, rhinestones by The Paper Studio and patterned paper by Studio G. 

Thanks for looking.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Baseball Layout

I'm busy working on a scrapbook for a graduating senior. This is one of the layouts that I made for his baseball years. I kinda like the way it turned out and wanted to share. 

Thanks for stopping by. Let's Hear it for the Boy

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Deep Red Coffee Stamp

I have a new card using a Coffee stamp that can be found at A Cherry On Top and is by...

I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder onto white cardstock. Then I used distress inks and an ink blender to give the sentiment color. I matted that piece onto black Recollections cardstock. Then the patterned paper is something I won from Simon Says Stamp so I'm not sure of the manufacturer. It covers the top half of the card and the bottom half is white cardstock. I covered the seam with seam binding which is very old from my MIL's stock that I acquired. I wrapped twine/cording around the seam binding to tie in the black cardstock. Then the coffee cup at the bottom is a Cricut die cut out of Bazzill cardstock that I inked the edges. 

Thanks so much for looking.

Challenges: {Inks} Texture {Heat embossed}

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Deep Red Stamps For You

I made this new card with a Flourish with Leaves stamp by Deep Red Stamps that can be found at 

I stamped the flourish with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed it with Stamp N Plus gold embossing powder. I love this color because it's a soft gold color that looks beautiful with so many different color combos. I tilted the image because I'm not quite sure which way it's suppose to stand in order to be upright. The cardstock the image is on is by Bazzill and the black behind it is by Recollections. The background patterned paper is by Bazzill which I feel like its a you love it or you hate it kind of pattern. 

The sentiment is a Doodlebug sticker on K and Co paper matted onto black cardstock again by Recollections. The sparkly butterfly in the right upper corner is by Martha Stewart.

Thanks for looking

Monday, May 12, 2014

Manly Monday

This Manly Monday is just a card from me. I didn't get around to blogs last week to ask people for their cards. Things have been very busy lately that I just don't have time like I use to. Although I think there is a light at the end of my tunnel and I will continue to believe that more time will become available in the near future.  

For today I used Metal Mesh Stamp found at A Cherry on Top by

to create my background. I heat embossed it on blue cardstock with clear embossing powder. I used Versa Mark ink and Stamp N Plus embossing powder. I do love this stamp for guy cards. 

The guitar is cut by my friends Cricut. I'm not sure the cartridge or the patterned paper. It was in her scraps bin and I snagged it. The green cardstock is by Bo Bunny which I have attached with Making Memories eyelets. The sentiment is computer generated which I think is fitting for a graduate but will probably use this one for the last week of May. I like to refer to it as Birthday-O-Rama! We have a birthday sometimes 2 and an anniversary in just that one week. Out of all of them there is only 1 female birthday. Oh snap! 

Anyway, Hopefully I will be able to spot some awesome guy cards to share with you next week and as always-Thank you for looking. 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day card

Happy Mother's Day to you all. I'm here to share (while I have a working computer that is) a new Mother's day card.

I heat embossed the background with a Hero Arts stamp, Versa Mark ink and Ranger embossing powder. The patterned papers are by Basic Grey (dark brown), TPC Studio (vase and letters) and My Mind's Eye (dark red). The die cuts are by Spellbinders (Oval), Quickutz (letters) and Papertrey Ink (vase). The flower stamp is by Papertrey Ink using black Hero Arts ink and colored in with Colorbox Smooch Ink. Brads are by American Crafts.

Thanks for stopping by.

Mark's Finest Papers Tuesday Sketch Challenge- Sketch with twist of for a lady