Thursday, March 15, 2018

Altenew Stamps and Dies

I have become a huge fan of Altenew products. They are spendy but of very good quality. They have great sets of inks to use on their multi-step stamps. Today I pulled out a piece of watercolor paper that I had previously inked and stenciled. I knew I would use it eventually! I embossed the Altenew flowers and leaves with gold embossing powder, cut them out and Voila!


Friday, August 18, 2017

Time To Think About Christmas Cards

I know, it's only August and the kids just went back to school. I have already seen Christmas trees at Hobby Lobby and I do think that is premature! However, seasoned card makers know that it is a big job to make all of your Christmas cards. You can't wait until November to start. It's so much easier to make a few each week than to be incredibly stressed later on.


I recently attended the Stamp and Scrapbook Expo and took a shaker card class from Queen and Co. The class was a lot of fun and this is one of the cards we made. Our instructor advised us not to discard any parts of the kit so we could use them later. Well, he was so right!


I used an extra front piece for the top card as a stencil for this card. I laid it on top of white card stock and daubbed Distress Ink over the stencil to create this Christmas tree. The inside says Thinking of you with Love this Christmas. It was easy peasy and now I have two cards made.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Retro Tissue Box

I bought a package of these cute retro kitchen papers on a recent road trip. I thought these were perfect for a tissue box cover for my kitchen. It doesn't match my decor but it sure matches my cheeky attitude about being a "domestic goddess".


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Friday, June 23, 2017

Special Birthday

WooHoo, I have a paying customer! I gifted some cards to one of the stylists at my hair salon recently. She showed them to her client and that sweet lady ordered a couple of cards from me. This is what I came up with for her friend's 60th birthday. I don't know the recipient at all so it made it kind of tough to design the card. I usually know the people who get my cards and I try to suit their taste and personality. I'm hoping that both of these ladies like this card.



Friday, June 2, 2017

Sparkly Cocktails

I picked up this paper last week and it worked out perfectly for a Tic Tac Toe challenge on We Craft Cards. It was a fun card to make.



Tuesday, May 30, 2017


I bought this stamp set in Columbia, MO. about 100 miles from home. It was a little shop right next to the highway with no customers but me. I felt like I had to buy something so I decided to try this stamp.  OMG, I got a great result with very little effort! It's made by a company called Rubbernecker Stamps and their website is You know, I love Altenew's floral stamps but they are labor intensive and time consuming. It's nice to know that I have this one as sort of a back up when I want a nice flower but not a lot of time to create one.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Succulent Stamps

I got this fun stamp set for Mothers Day from my wonderful daughter. Today was my first chance to play with it and I must say I love it. I used scraps for the whole thing in addition to stamping some extras for later use. I will have to see if there are dies for this set because the fussy cutting took a good while. Here is the card I made. I'm looking forward to using this set again soon. Thanks for stopping by!