Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Hey Pumpkin Fun Halloween Card

I don't know about you, but I just LOVE the colors of Halloween.  They are so bright and colorful.  And this card is no exception.  I fell in love with this adorable digital image from Digi Box Designs called Digi Fall Ghost.  Isn't if just the cutest!

I colored the ghost and the sentiment first with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and then enhanced the colors using my Prismacolor pencils.  I LOVE using these two products together.  I can get the most vibrant affects.

To make this card, I started with a 5x7 inch black base card.  I added the first mat of bright green and the next mat in bright orange with a chevron embossing.  I thought that the orange paper would detract from the pumpkins, but no matter what color paper I chose, I kept coming back to the orange.  The bats and stars were die cut and the sentiment came from my stash.  I colored the sentiment using the same colors I used for the digital image.  I matted the sentiment onto black paper.  I think this turned out to be just the cutest!  A perfect card for sending to a grandchild don't you think?  I hope you like it too!  Please share this blog with all your paper crafting friends.  And be sure to subscribe so you don't miss a thing!  And while you are at it, stop by for the most adorable digital images at only 60 cents!!!!!

Keep playing with those papers!

Supplies Used:

Card Stock:  Black, Bright Green, Bright Orange, Bright Yellow and White
Digital Image:  Digi Fall Ghost from
Embossing folder:  Chevron design (any brand)
Stamp:  Hey Pumpkin from Studio G
Dies:  Echo Park Haunted Mansion Die Set (used the stars and bat)
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers:  Blender Pen, BGR1, LG1, LG4, JG5, TN4, TN7, CT4, OR1, OR2, OR3, PP1, PP2, BP1
Prismacolor Pencils:  Hot Pink, Dk Green, Apple Green, 20% Cool Grey, 30% Cool Grey, Sienna Brown, Dark Umber, Crimson Lake, Carmine Red,

Sunday, August 28, 2016

CYCI Challenge #135 - Back to School

Another Sunday, another challenge over at Can You Case It.   This week's challenge is a Back to School theme.  I had no idea what or how I was going to come up with a card for this challenge.  As some of you may know, I purchase a lot of my supplies at yard sales and from Craig's list.  As I rooted thru a large pile of scrapbook papers from one of my purchases, I came across some that were school themed.  So I cut a piece of the brown scrapbook paper that had a lot of school related graffiti on it which I thought would make for a great background.  I matted it first onto red and then attached to a black base card.  I then cut three square school related images from another sheet of scrapbook paper.  They were then mounted on red and yellow stitched squares using my cottage cutz stitched squares dies.  Then I used a larger pierced square die from my Sizzix Square Flip Its #2 die set in black. The "school days" strip was cut from yet another piece of scrapbook paper which I mounted on black and then glued two red apple buttons on either side.  Considering I had no idea what I was going to do for this challenge, I am really happy with how this card turned out.  I was also able to use my high school colors which were red and yellow.

I hope you like this card too!  Please stop by and see all the wonderful design team's creations.  Maybe they will inspire you to join in too! 


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Digi Pumpkin Kid Halloween Card

This is my first Halloween card of the season!  I chose this adorable digital image from  DigiBox Designs.   If you are looking for a cute digital file for Halloween, there are several on the site.  You can find this one here and for .60 cents, you won't find a better bargain!  There are several  other designs to choose from too!

I first did a print and cut of the image with my Silhouette Cameo.  Then I colored it using my Prismacolor colored pencils.  I cut out a large Tim Holtz tag from black card stock.  I then matted the center of the tag, first with an orange printed Halloween  paper and then again with a green printed Halloween paper.  I then found a "Trick or Treat" sticker that I placed on black card stock and then attached to the tag along with my colored image.  The base is a 5 x 7 black card.  I added a mat of some more colorful printed Halloween themed paper.  The tag was then attached at an angle.  I had some great orange ribbon in my stash that reads "Happy Halloween.  I tied a bow with that ribbon and added it to the top of the tag.

I think it made for a cute, colorful and certainly fun Halloween card!  I hope you enjoy it!  Please stop by DigiBox designs and check out all their awesome digital images.  They are sooooo cute and so fun to color!

Thanks for stopping by!


Prismacolor Pencils Used:

Light Peach
Salmon Pink
Blush Pink
Pale Vermillion
Yellowed Orange
Pumpkin Orange
Terra Cotta
Dark Green
Kelly Green
Apply Green
Light Umber
Dark Brown
Parma Violet
Diox. Purple
30% Warm Grey
50% Warm Grey
70% Warm Grey
10% Cool Grey

Friday, August 26, 2016

Heaven Sent 6 x 6 Mini Photo Album

Here is my latest mini photo album.  I have been working hard on this one.  Using a tutorial by Catherine Chapdelaine,  and  Prima's  Heaven Sent paper collection I created this wonderful keepsake.  This paper collection is beautiful!  It features lots of fun vintage baby characters such as bunnies, lambs, teddy bears and much more.  It is also suitable for either a boy or a girl.  I have included some die cut and punched lace elements to the album along with Prima's coordinating paper flowers and some from my stash.

This book has loads of room for smaller or cropped photos.  To see a complete walk thru of the album showing the features of all the pockets and flaps along with photo sizes that can be used in this album, you can watch the video:

This is a perfect album for giving to that new mom as a shower gift.  She can start using it as soon as the baby arrives.  It would also be perfect for a grandma to show off photos of her new grand baby.   If you know someone who is expecting and would like to purchase this album for them, you can do so by going to my Ebay store  I also have several other albums available.  What a beautiful and unique way to  store and display those precious family photos.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

CYCI #134 Pet Challenge

Here it is Sunday again and you know what that means.....another challenge over at Can You Case It!  This week's challenge was a pet sketch challenge.  Considering that I have a pet dog Zena, who is usually spending most of her time with me in my craft room, I felt I would have to use a dog of some sort as the basis for my card.    Here is a picture of my girl...

I found a free digital stamp that I really liked and colored it using both my Spectrum Noir markers and my Prismacolor Colored pencils.  Then, continuing with the dog theme, I added an embossed mat using my Darice Paw Print embossing folder and then offset that on another slightly larger mat of a dark pink color.  I found this colorful celebration designer paper in my stash and used it as the background and glued everything on a dark blue base card.  I cut out just the balloon portion of one of my favorite stamps and colored it using the same tools I used for the dog and then glued them to the card and coated them with glossy accents.  Using a fine line black marker, I drew the strings and bow around the dog's neck.   Also, from my stash I found just the perfect blue and pink ribbon, dog bone, pink, green, and blue buttons to add the final touches to this card.

Zena really inspired me for this one and I LOVE how it turned out.  I love the colors and the colorful embellishments.  I hope you like it too!

Let your pet inspire you to join our challenge this week!  We love to see your creations!

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

CYCI Challenge #133 A Color Challenge

It's Sunday again, and you know what that means, another challenge over at!  This week we have a color challenge.  I decided to use some of my new Fun Stampers Journey products to create this weeks card.

I started with a base card using whip cream.  I then added mats of Lemon Grass, Whip Cream and Lemon Drop.  I stamped the sentiment, leaves, and flower using Black Licorice ink.  Using the Just Because  Stamp Set, the flower was stamped on watercolor paper and then colored in with a watercolor marker.  The leaves were stamped on the whip cream paper and colored with an alcohol marker.  

I fussy cut the flower and leaves and mounted the flower onto foam squares to give it some dimension.  I then filled in the center of the flower with Journey Glaze and attached the sequins also using Journey Glaze.  

I was so pleased with how bright and cheery this card turned out using a minimal amount of supplies.  I love the colors!  After I had finished the card, I realized that I simply could have stamped the flower onto the Lemon Drop paper and the leaves on the Lemon Grass paper and wouldn't have had to do any coloring.  Oh well, hindsight is 20-20!  

Come on and show off your ceativity!  Join us for this week's challege at Can You Case It! 

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Supplies Used

Fun Stampers Journey:

yellow and green sequins
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Marker DG2
Spectrum Aqua Marker  Sunflower
Watercolor paper 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Beautiful as a Flower Tag

Today I felt like being a little more adventurous and started to play with some of my new paper crafting toys!  I thought today I would give a tag a try.  I used three of my new stamp sets and some of my new papers.  I never really have a set picture in my head when I begin, my designs just sort of evolve as I go.  

I started with the flower stamp and stamped it on some Whip Cream Paper using Black Licorice ink.   I decided to color one in lavender and one in pink with colored pencils. After coloring, I used Gamsol and blending stumps to blend the color.

Using the leaf stamp and Black Licorice ink, I stamped several of the leaves onto Lemon Grass paper.  I fussy cut both the flowers and the leaves.  The tag was die cut from Deep Lilac paper.  I then cut a piece of Lavender Fusion which measured 2 1/2 x 4 1/2" and attached it to the center of the tag.  I then glued the flowers and leaves onto the tag.  

Using the bee stamp and Licorice ink, I stamped on bee onto both Lemon Drop and Whip Cream papers.  I fussy cut the entire bee from the Lemon Drop paper and just the wings from the Whip Cream paper.  I then glued the white wings onto the bee.  

The sentiment was also stamped onto Whip Cream paper with Licorice ink.  Then using my stitched rectangle dies I cut out the sentiment and glued it to the bottom corner of the tag.  I painted the wings of the bee using a sparkle pen and the yellow portions of the stamens with a yellow glitter gel pen.

To finish off the tag, I added a Lt. Orchid satin ribbon to the tag and then glued a small bow of the same ribbon to the loop of the tag.

I think for my first tag, it turned out really pretty and I really had fun creating it.  I hope you will give it a try! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:

Fun Stampers Journey:

Tim Holtz Tag Collection
Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers

Prismacolor Pencils:

PC932 Violet
PC956 Lilac
PC934 Lavender
PC1014  Deco Pink
PC993  Hot Pink
PC912  Apple Green
PC916  Canary Yellow

Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle Pen
Yellow Glitter Gel Pen
1/4" wide Lt. Orchid satin ribbon
Paper blending stumps

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Cute Birthday Card for a Little Boy

Today I thought I would share with you this cute birthday card I made for my great nephew.  I recently purchased both the die set (banners) and the plane stamp.  I just loved the cute plane and wanted to create a card using it.  I started with a 5 x 7 white base card.  I then matted it with a layer of red card stock and then another mat of yellow cardstock.  I don't have any cloud dies or stamps (they are on my wish list LOL!) so I drew what I thought looked like a cloud and cut it out of cardstock.  Then I placed it on an area of my card and using a large sponge tool, I applied distress ink to the white cardstock piece.  I continued moving the cloud cutout and inking around it until I created a sky background on the card.  Then using green card stock and my stitched hills die, I created the ground.  I cut out and stamped the banner.  Then I stamped the plane image on white card stock and colored it with alcohol markers.  To make it look shiny, I used glossy accents all over the plane.  The plane was then fussy cut and craft foam was applied to the back of both it and the banner for dimension.  Finally, using a fine point marker, I drew the lines connecting the plane to the banner.  I really love how this turned out and hope my little great nephew will too!

Supplies used:

1 5 x 7 card base
Red, yellow, green, and white cardstock
Sizzix Banners #2 die and stamp set
Lawn Fawn stitched hillside die
Fun Stampers Journey Above Ground Stamp set
Spectrum Noir Markers
Fine line black marker
Salty Ocean Distress Ink
Candied Apple Distress Ink
Versafine Black Onyx ink
Glossy Accents
Craft foam (as  dimensional)

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

CYCI Challenge #132

This week's challenge over at Can You Case It was a sketch challenge.   I found this beautiful floral 4 x 6 K&Company Paper pad in my stash and just fell in love with it.  I happened to have some red and soft yellow that matched it perfectly.  I got to use some of my new stamp and die sets with this challenge also.  I love flowers and really like how this turned out.  It is a different color combo for me, but I think it worked well with the sketch challenge.  Hope you like it too!

Items Used:

Soft Yellow cardstock
Red Cardstock
K&Company Floral paper
Heartfelt Creations Blazing Poppies Stamp and Die Set
Sizzix Banners B
Spellbinders Sentiments 1
Ancient Page Baroque Burgundy Ink

Please stop by  Can You Case It  and take the challenge!  We would love to see your creations!

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Friday, August 5, 2016

I am now a Fun Stampers Journey Coach!

Woo Hoo!  Wonderful, exciting news!  I am now a Fun Stampers Journey Coach!   If you or anyone you know is interested in purchasing quality stamps, dies, and accessories, look no further.  You can check out all the awesomeness here.

You can shop, view the catalog and see all the specials they have.  And, for every $50.00 you spend (before tax and shipping) you receive a free stamp, die, or accessory of your choice from a select group of items.  All your purchases will be shipped directly to your home!  So it doesn't matter where you are, you can purchase from me!

Be sure to check out the  Holiday Sparkle Bundles.  6 Specially priced bundles only available August 1 - 31st.  Click on the images below to order.  Get yours before they are gone!!

So, stop on over to the website and take a look around.  If you have any questions, just let me know and I will be happy to help you out.  Be sure to share this with all your crafty friends!  Share the awesomeness!!!

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Primrose Memories Mini Photo Album

Here is my latest mini photo album.  I used the DCWV Primrose 12 x 12 paper pack to make this 6 x 8,  one of a kind album.  That is why I named it Primrose Memories.  I created this album using a tutorial by Catherine Chapdelaine as a guide.  There are tons of places to display photos and keepsakes along with places for journaling.

This album is for sale in my Ebay store.  You can view the listing here:

I also have a walk thru video which shows you all the interactive pockets, flaps, and other features of this album.  You can watch the video here:

Here are photos of the cover and inside pages:

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