I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me. Philippians 4:13
And whatsover ye do, do it heartily, so to the Lord, and not unto men. Colossians 3:23

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Some Gatefold Christmas Cards

Hello My Fellow Bloggers,
Sorry I've been away for so long, but life has a way of interfering with crafting. To make a long story short, I'm still in Florida. I will most likely be here until the end of the school year. But that is just fine, I'm loving the Florida weather.

Okay, today I'm showing a couple of Christmas cards that I made for my DH and my MIL. I purchased some new toys, and I couldn't wait to play with them. The cards feature the Dec 2011 dies from Heartfelt Creations. They are quickly becoming my favorite, and I guess you can see why.

Here's my MIL's card.

Here's my DH's card.

The cards measure 4 1/2 x 7. You can find the video for making this card at the Heartfelt Creation blog here.  Once you see these dies, I'm sure you will want to purchase them.

Well that's all for me. I hope to be back with you again soon.
Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Products Used:
Stamps: Recollections
Paper: Recollections' Naughty or Nice, and Holiday Traditions
Dies: Spellbinders HCD 716 Heartfelt Creations Layered Elegant Swirl, On The Vine Border, Layered Poinsettia, and Wavy Rectangles
Ink: Memento's Tuxedo Black; Distress Ink Forest Moss, Brick Red and Walnut Stain
Embellishment:  Dazzles Red Jewel Stickers

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

WCMD 2011 Sketch Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Today I have a couple of cards that I made for the WCMD 2011 Sketch Challenge at Ellen Hutson the Classroom.  There are 4 challenges for WCMD that you can enter, and one heck of a great prize to be won. You have until Friday, Oct 7th 11:59pm to submit your projects.  Here's the sketch

Here are my cards.

These are 5 x 5 cards, I used a 5 x 6.5 card base that I cut down.  To create the smaller squares, I cut brown squares to 2 1/4 and pattern paper to 2 1/8. I inked all the edges and the doily with distress ink. 

Products Used:
Paper: Prima's Reflections 6 x 6 Paper Stack
Stamps: Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3302 Lilacs/Posy Bouquet; JustRite's All Occasion Sentiments and Frames (inside card)
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Embellishment: Epiphany Crafts Punch and Bubble Caps Circle Round 14; Prima's No. 10 Essentials

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Make a Wish - Birthday Card

Hello Everyone,

I'm finally back. After packing and moving, I'm finally settled to the point where I can finally start crafting again. Boy, I really miss my toys.  Well, today I have a card that I made for my SIL using an older Mojo Monday sketch.

This is a 5 x 6.5 card. The strips were cut to 5 x 1.5 and attached together with a scrap piece of paper in the back. Trim the bottom with a Martha Stewart border punch and attached to the background paper.  Sentiment was stamped using a JustRite's stamp, punch out and attach to flower. Attach sentiment to card using foam squares. Pebbles were created using Epiphany Crafts punch.

Thank you for stopping by and I'll blog with you later.

Have a fabulous day,

Products Used:
Paper: Prima A4 Melody Collection
Stamp: JustRite's Just a Note and All Occasion Nested Sentiments
Punch: McGill's Flower, Martha Stewart's Eyelet Lace Border
Ink: Destress Ink Aged Mahogany
Embellishment: Epiphany Crafts Punch and Bubble Caps Circle Round 14

Friday, August 19, 2011

Card patterns Sketch 128 -A Birthday Card

Hello Everyone,

I have a card for you today that was made using a kit I won from the Stamp Simply: LaBlanche Blog Hop and a sketch from Card Patterns Sketch 128. The kit includes Prima papers, ribbons, paper flowers and a stamp.  Here's the sketch.

 Here's my card.

I just love this kit. Everything just coordinates so well together.  Go and check out the The Stamp Simply Store, Sharon's store carries a large selections of ribbons, papers, kits, stamp and etc..... I promise you, you won't be disappointed.

Well that's all for me tonight. I have to get some rest. We're driving down to Daytona Beach in the morning.  Have a fabulous day, and I'll blog with you later.


Products Used:
Stamp: LaBlanche
Paper: Prima's Reflections Collection
Embellishments: Prima's No. 10 Essentials Flower; Imaginisce i-top Brad and i-rock glamour gems
Ribbon: Stamp Simply Store

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My DH's Birthday Card

Hello Everyone,

Today is my DH birthday, and I made this Book Card and Gift Box for him. You can find the tutorial for making this card here.

The Gift Box
The Book Card
Side View Of The Book Card
Here's the gift box.  I have a question. Have ever had this happen to you, or something simular. You've worked on a project for over a week, or just worked hard on a project. You finally get it completed. You look at your work and admire how well it turned out. Suddenly you realize something is missing. If not, I just experienced that moment. I was looking at over a week's worth of work, and I realized, my DH birthday card doesn't say Happy Birthday anywhere on it or in it. I'm looking at it thinking "Are You Serious?" Now I have to think of a way to add a tag or something that says Happy Birthday without it looking like an after thought. So here's my solution...LOL...

Inside Of The Book Card
I wonder if my DH will notice........  BTW...He absolutely LOVES his card.
Gift Box and Book Card
Well that's it for me. Have a Fabulous Day, and I'll blog with you later.


Products Used:
Paper: Wausau's Metallic Paper; Canson Watercolor Paper; Recollections
Stamps: Gina K's The Vine; Heartfelt Creations' HCPC 3304 Posy Patch Swirls (Sentiment); JustRite's All Occasion Nested Sentiments
Die: Heartfelt Creations HCD 702 Decorative Butterfly/Border; Spellbinders's Labels Nine and Labels Trio; Cricut Cartridge Walk In My Garden
Copics: C1, C3, C5

Monday, August 15, 2011

Tuesday Trigger - Luminous Layers

Hello Everyone,

Today I have a card for your. This card will be entered into the Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger: Luminous Layers. Here's this week's Trigger.

Isn't this dress fabulous? I love all the different patterns and colors. Here's my take on the inspiration photo.

I punched several circles from different patterned papers, and inked the edges with brown chalk ink. I then mounted the circles on brown cardstock, trimmed the edges and added ribbon to the bottom. I stamped the sentiment on some pearl white cardstock and glued the sentiment to the bottom.

Well that's it for me. Have a fabulous day, and I'll blog with you later...


Products Used:
Paper: We R Memory Keepers; DCWV
Stamps: Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3301 Hydrangea/Posy Branch Sentiment
Die: Spellbinders' Labels Trio
Inks: Memento's Rich Cocoa; ColorBox Petal Point Chalk Inkpad Soft Pastels

Saturday, August 13, 2011

eclectic Challenge: Your a Good Egg.

Hello Everyone,

I'm entering the eclectic Challenge: Your A Good Egg, so I have another posting for you today. For this challenge we are to create a project using the following items:
  1. Distress Inks (could be a combination of Distress Ink Pads or Distress Stains)
  2. Any kind of die (could be Spellbinders, Sizzix, Cuttlebug, Circuit, etc...)
  3. and an EGG CARTON - incorporate into your project somehow. You could flatten it out, cut it up, or use it as a surface.
So I made a this little frame. 

The entire frame was made by die cutting cardboard using my Grand Nesties. I used Distress Inks on the frames edges and the flowers. I sprayed the flowers with gold and silver glimmer mist to give them a little shine.
Here's the Egg Carton. 

I die cut the shape out of a egg carton, painted with black and white paint, and stamped a sentiment in the middle.  I think will will place the frame in a shadow box, and give to my friend.. Here's a close up of the sentiment. It was stamped using distress ink.

Well that's it for me. Have a fabulous day and I'll blog with you later.


Products Used:
Paper: I've had it so long, I can't remember the brand.
Stamps: Lawn Fawn's Hello Friend, G Studio
Dies: Spellbinders Grand Labels One; Cricut Cartridge George and Basic Shapes (flowers)
Ink: Distress Ink Black Soot, Gold and Silver Glimmer Mist
Paint: FolkArt's Wicker White; Craftsmart's Black
Embellishments: Imaginsce i-rocks

JustRite Challenge 056 - A Shaped Christmas Card

Hello Everyone,

FYI....The JustRite Weekly Challenges have started again.

I have a card that will be entered the JustRite Challenge 056.  For this challenge we have to create a shaped Christmas card or tag. So I decided to make a shaped Christmas card using my Grand Nesties.
I made the flower using a tutorial I found here, and I used some glitter glue on the tips to give it a little sparkle.  For the center of the flower, I created a brad (with the i-top tool) using the same background paper as the card. I color the image with Copics and layered it on a doily (of course). 

Well, that's all for me, I need to finish my DH's birthday card... Have a fabulous day, and I'll blog with you later


Products Used:
Paper: American Crafts Christmas; Hot Off The Press' Busy Scrapper's Solution Christmas Papers
Stamps: JustRite's Christmas Nested Sentiments and Verse, Christmas Nest Frames  & Occasions
Die: Spellbinders Grand Label Four
Copic: E15, E29, E39, R24, R37, R39, R59, C5, C7, C10, YG1, YG17, Y06, 100, B00
Embellishments: G Studio Red Glitter Glue; Favorite Findings Button; Imaginisce i-top and i-rocks; Michael's Ribbon; Walton's Paper Doily; Becca Feeken Pin

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A Perfect Day - A Scrapbook Page

Hello Everyone,

Today I have another scrapbook LO for your viewing. I'm entering this into the Once Upon A......Sketch August 1st Challenge.   The theme of this challenge is "A Perfect Day". For this challenge, I did another graduation lo, but using brighter colors.  Believe it, or not, I didn't use a doily in this LO.  Here's the sketch.
I just love this sketch. So simple, yet so elegant. Here's my LO.
I didn't use any special techniques on the page. But I did use some new embellishments I recently purchased (rhinestone circle), and some I won (the pins)... All of the colors that were used on this LO were taken from the photo, down to the pearl necklace I was wearing. 
The pearl pins I won on Becca Feeken's blog, aren't they beautiful. She is such a talented lady. The mini roses are made from a die I just purchased. I think their tiny sizes are just too cute.
My journaling says:

May 11, 2001. 
A Perfect Day is seeing a dream become a reality.  It took me quiet some time to finally graduate from college.  Life has a way of stepping in and altering you plans.  But I never gave up on my dream of earning a college degree. And I finally did it!!! It was A Perfect Day.

Well that's if for me. Have a fabulous day and I'll blog with you later.

Products Used
Paper: Recollections
Die: Die-namics Mini Rolled Flowers
Punch: EK Success
Embellishments: Imaginisce i-rocks gem; Recollections' Adhesive Rhinestones; Becca Feeken Pins

Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Husband's Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Today my DH gave me a challenge. He gave me this cabinet sample that he's had in his office, at work for awhile, and wanted me to create something out of it.  Now this was really a challenge for me. I don't consider myself really creative, but I gave it the old college try. Here's the cabinet sample.

And this is what a made. A plaque/wall hanging.

I started off by sanding the board, to remove some of the varnish, and then painted the entire board black.

I then lightly painted the board white, and added some swirls and chandeliers that I cut using my Cricut Expression.

I added some roses I made, remember I'm addicted to making these, I guess it's time to move on to making a different type of flower. I also added a butterfly and white feathers.
I added some rhinestone to the chandeliers and to the picture. Then I added a doily behind the picture, of course.

Cut "TRUE LOVE" using my Cricut, and I was done. I made some mistakes, but I do like it a lot. Not too bad for my first attempt at an altered project. Maybe I can use it to decorate  the walls of my craft room. Well that's it for me. Have a fabulous day, and I'll blog with you later.


Products Used
Paper: Recollections' Black and White
Paint: Folk Art's White; Craft Smart's Black
Die Cuts: Cricut Home Decor and Storybook Cartridges
Embellishment: Imaginisce i-rock; Recollection's Rhinestone Circle
I can't remember the brand's for the butterfly and feathers.

Friday, July 29, 2011

A Birthday Card

Hello Everyone,
I have another card today. I had originally made some cards for my sibling's birthday's, but after looking at them for a week, I just didn't like them at all. I tried something different, it didn't work out. So, to make a long story short, I did them over. This time, I'm happy with them.  This one is going to entered into the The Craft's Meow July Sketch Challenge. Here's the sketch.

Here's my card.

My card is 6 x 6, I like making large cards, I used a stamp set by The Craft's Meow. I love this image, it's just so cute.  Of course I just had to use a doily.... I used a DCWV's paper stack for the entire card. They have some wonderful glittered patterned papers in this stack. Well that's it for me. Have a fabulous day and I'll blog with you later.


Products Used:
Paper: DCWV's Citrus Stack
Stamps: Craft's Meow's Lovely Birds
Punch: Martha Stewart's Double Loops
Copic: Y00, Y06, Y08, Y17, C1, C4, 100, R27, R32, YR02, YR09, TG11, YG13, BG10
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Lady Bug; Color Box Chalk Inkpad Primary Pastels
Embellishments: Recollections' Adhesive Rhinestones; Celebrate It's Ribbon; Walton's Doily

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Palette #68 - Pink Can Be Masculine

Hello Everyone,
Today I have another scrapbook LO for you using. This LO will be entered into The Color Room's Palette #68 Challenge. Here's this week's color palette.

Here's my take on the color palette and sketch.
I made a LO featuring my DH. Pink and brown tends to be a little girlie, but I was able to make the LO a little more masculine by using more browns. Of course I had to use a doily and make some flowers to with the LO, but I still think the LO has a little masculine feel. I was surprised that my DH really liked it (he hates pics of himself). There's no different techniques on this LO, except I made one of the flowers out of vellum.

Well that's all for me. Have a fabulous day, and I'll blog with you later. 


Products Used:
Paper: We R Memory Keepers' Urban Window Collection - Diner Napkin Rings; Hot Off The Press Masculine Papers
Punch: Martha Stewart's Deco Fan
Sticker: American Craft's Thickers - Jewelry Box
Ink: Color Box's Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Soft Pastel; Glimmer Mist's Viva Pink and Starfish
Embellishment: Imaginisce's i-rocks; Artifacts Inc.'s Dainty Doilies

Sunday, July 24, 2011

A No Stamp Card

Hello Everyone,

Here's a quick and easy card I created for my siblings birthdays. This card was made without using stamps. It was made using just Dazzles Stickers (including the sentiments).

All I did was layer some card stock, colored the Dazzles with some permanent markers, place them on the card stock and I have a completed card in about 15 minutes. I actually made 2 cards, so it took me about 30 minutes.

Well that's it for me. Have a fabulous day and blog with you later.


Products Used: 
Paper: DCWV Citrus Stack
Sticker: Paper Wishes Dazzles Stickers Celebration
Ribbon: Michael's

Friday, July 22, 2011

A Birthday Card

Hello Everyone,
I have a card for you today (after 3 scrapbook post). This card is for my mom's birthday. This card will be entered into the Fanatical About Botanical Challenge at Moxie Fab World.

I made a shaped card using my Grand Nesties, and stamps from Heartfelt Creations and JustRite. Well that's it for me. I have two more cards to make.  I'll post those as soon as they are done. Have a fabulous day, and I'll blog with you later.


Products Used:
Paper: Prima Botanical Collection
Stamps: Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3301 Hydrangea/Posy Branch; JustRite's Baroque Nested Frames & Occasions (Sentiment)
Copic:C0, C1, YG03, YG11, E51, Y11
Dies: Spellbinders Grand Labels 1, Labels 1, and Double Ended Tags
Embellishments: Recollection's Pearls

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ponce Lighthouse - A Scrapbook Page

Hello Everyone,

Today I have yet another scrapbook page. Three in a row. The page will be entered into the Sketchabilities Sketch #51 Challenge. Here's the Sketch.

Here's my page.......

I distressed the edges, and used some chalk ink on the background papers to tone down the intense bright colors.  The flowers was created using a photo tutorial from Swirlydoos

Tuesday, I rec'd my prize package from Imaginisce (full of goodies), and it included the i-rock Heat-Setting Tool and gems, so I have added some i-rock swirls to the page a well.  THANK YOU IMAGINISCE....

Well, I will be getting back to card making very soon. I need to make cards for my mom, my sister, and my brother's birthdays.

That's it for me. Have a fabulous day, and I'll blog with you later.


Products Used:
Paper: DCWV Fun In The Sun Summer Glitter Pack
Punch: Martha Stewart's Double Arches; McGill Super Giant Flower
Die: Cricut Plantin Schoolbook and Home Decor Cartridge
Embellishment: Imaginisce i-rocks;  Butterfly (I can't remember where I purchased them)

Monday, July 18, 2011

That Smile - A Scrapbook Page

Hello Everyone,

Today I have another scrapbook page for (yes, 2 in a row),  I'm beginning to finally really get some of the layouts completed. Now if only I could finish my Christmas layouts finished. This layout is being entered into the The Color Room's Palette #67 challenge. For this challenge, we are to use the following color palette.

Aren't these some great color? Well here's my page, and I used my favorite subject.

During the last Scrapbook Expo, I took the Faber-Castell Mix and Match class, and I've been waiting to use some of the techniques we learned, so I gave the techniques a try on this layout. I tore my background paper, then glued to a piece of cardboard that I've been saving. I smeared some Faber-Castell Gelatos all around the torn edges, and diluted the color with some water. I used the Pitt artist pen around the border of the paper, and diluted the color with some water also. The artist pin and gelatos give the paper some shimmer, that really doesn't show well on camera.

Well that's all for me. Have a Fabulous Day, and I'll blog with you later...


Products Used:
Paper: Hot Off the Press Masculine Papers
Stamps: Heartfelt Creations HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers, HCPC 3305 Posy Patch Clusters and HCPC 3323 Large Elegant Word Background
Dies: Heartfelt Creations' HCD Posy Patch Die; Cricut Cartridge Jasmine
Copics: E11, E13, E15, E29, E39
Embellishment: Chatter Box's Easy Brad Maker; Imaginisce i-rock; Walton's Doily
Ink: Memento's Rich Cocoa; Faber-Castell Green Mix Media Sampler Green


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