Tuesday, April 30, 2019


The Poppy Stamps "Bellina Corner" die has been in my "collection" for a long time but I don't remember ever using it.  When scrolling through butterfly cards on Pinterest, I found one that was made like this.  

Using three different alcohol inks, I swirled them around on a piece of Yupo paper.  I cut the die and then added the alcohol piece behind the negative portion of the white card stock (4" x 5 1/4").  I sprayed the die cut piece with an adhesive and then added it back into the "negative" piece.  There was a small piece of Yupo paper left so I cut the individual butterflies.  The piece was then popped on the white card base.

The card I CASED also added a sentiment in the white space - I'm not sure if I will or not.  Thank you for stopping by today!

UPDATE: A few days ago I posted a Cascading card that I made.  It's a little too thick for the standard A2 envelope.  I could use a larger envelope but decided to make a box for it. The video I watched showed how to make the box but the measurement were way too big for the size of the card so I scaled it down.

I think I'm going to make a new base because the card stock I used was a little too light weight.  When the lid is on, I'll tie it with a ribbon.  I think that will make a really fun way to present the card. In case you make a Cascading card and want to know how to do the box and I will try to come up with complete and concise directions for you.  

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Monday, April 29, 2019


It had been a long time since I had played with the alcohol inks.  I wanted something to use as a background for this die cut.  I think it works well with the design but I actually think the granddaughters come up with better pieces by accident.  The green works well for the "grass" but the orange and yellow were just to "defined".

I matted the piece with SU cardstock and then attached it to a card base (5" x 6 1/2") with foam squares.  Thank you for stopping by! 

Friday, April 26, 2019


Tonight we will be attending the dance recital where two of our granddaughter will be performing.  Ashlyn is a Senior and will be doing a "solo" dance.  During that performance her younger sister will be joining her for a portion of it.  This year we will be giving Ashly roses instead of the spring bouquet along with the card above.

 Each of our granddaughters will receive one of these cards to commemorate the dance they perform together.  Actually there will be a second dance that they will be participating in at the same time.  I'm not sure what the name of it is but it is very emotional.   The big sister is dancing and then the little sister comes out of a box joining in.  I've always gotten teary watching them but tonight there will be a supply of Kleenex on hand.

We have watched Ashlyn dance since she was a little girl.  One year she announced that she wanted to quit and we are so grateful she continued through her Senior year.  Younger sister is a real Diva and loves performing in front of people so I have no doubt that she will continue on through her Senior year.  At least we sure hope so.

Thursday, April 25, 2019


I think this would be a great card to give a couple who are celebrating their 40th Wedding Anniversary.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019


The die cut flowers were one of the many "pieces" that have been on my table for a long time.  The Cuttlebug die is an Anna Griffin design "Flower Vine".  I've had it for several years so I'm not sure if it is still available.

First, I embossed the center section of the tri-fold card with the Swiss Dots folder.......the card has a pre-cut oval.  Next I added the floral piece with a portion of it extending to the outside of the card.  I tacked down pieces with a dot of Tombow glue.  The vellum was added to the inside and then the right panel of the card was taped down.

I'm not sure how this card will be used but I am thinking of possibly an anniversary for a friend.  Thanks for coming by today!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019


Two years ago I made pieces for table decorations.  This year we have two granddaughters graduating high school.  The jar is wrapped with burlap and silk sunflowers were added.  There is also a little pick in there that has a clothes pin to add a Senior picture.  All I had to do was add the piece above.  The "celebrating graduate" is from an Impression Obsession die.  I added it to an oval cut from silver glitter paper.  Then I matted the piece with the blue which is one of the school colors.  The sunflowers pick up the other school color of "gold".  

The pieces were easy to make double sided so that there wasn't a bad view of them.  I also made half of them with 2019 on them.  

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Monday, April 22, 2019


I have to admit it took me several tries to get the base for this card made.  The first two tries were choosing the wrong papers and then the third time I messed up on cutting the slits to put it together.  It probably wasn't the best project to try when I have full blown allergies..........but i did finally get it.  The next time it should go much faster.  I'd love to be able to make a couple of graduation cards using this technique because we have two granddaughters graduating high school this spring.  If I manage to get something made up, I'll be sure to post it or them.

I plan to add a banner across the front wishing a friend of my mother a Happy 102nd birthday.

The best thing I can do is to refer you to YouTube.com for videos that give instructions for making one of these.  There are several and some use a little different measurements but basically the same idea.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019


This first card is the one that was supposed to be posted yesterday (Wednesday).

I think this birthday card will make a fun one to give to one of our grandchildren.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Last week I chose the cards to post for Monday through Friday this week.  I just forgot to schedule them on my blog!  So today you are getting the cards I had hoped to show up on Monday and Tuesday.  

This first card was made using two Penny Black items.....the "Poppy Edger" die and "A Floral Twist" stamp.  I cut the poppy design with white card stock and colored the green portions with Copic markers.  Then I die cut the blooms with a thin red card stock and added them.  Before adding the piece to the card base, I stamped the floral design in a light tan ink.  

The flowers on this card were made with a set of Altenew Peony Bouquet stamps and dies.  By using their sets of inks and the two steps it give a nice dimension to the buds.  

Tomorrow you I will be showing the cards for Wednesday and Thursday so I can get caught up.  I already have some cards ahead for next week.  Now I just have to remember to get them scheduled here.  

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Friday, April 12, 2019


Our oldest granddaughter is 20 years old and not sure she is really into "cute" anymore so we sent her a little more "grown up" card.

Monday, April 8, 2019


Today through Thursday I will be posting Easter cards I made for grandchildren.  All of these will be using dies.  The one on Friday is for our oldest granddaughter and she is kind of past the "cutsie" stage for cards.

I won't be posting any details but if you have questions, please let me know.   Thank you for stopping by today!

Friday, April 5, 2019


A few weeks ago a little boy who goes to our church was in the hospital with appendicitis.  We thought it would be fun to send him a card..........he's such a little cutie.

The stamps I used have been in my stash for such a long time and I actually thought about trying to sell them.  After making this card, I think I'll hold on to the set for awhile.  The images were colored with Copic makers.

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

PENNY BLACK - Unfolding

While I had the lavender card stock and Copic markers on my table I decided to use them with this stamp from Penny Black which was also in my recent order.  I felt it needed just a little more of something but not sure what.  I started to post the picture and then discovered some Mrs. Grossman's stickers in my stash and one was the perfect little butterfly sticker in exactly the right color.  

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

PENNY BLACK - Tranquil Buds

This is just one of the newest stamps I received in a recent order.  It is larger than I expected.  I stamped it on a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white card stock and matted it on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" lavender mat.  A strip of SU ribbon was added and then a separate knotted piece was added with a glue dot before adding it to the 5" x 6 1/2" white card base.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

STAMPIN' UP! - Painted Petals

The stamped design is created with two separate stamps - the leaves and then the floral blooms.  I used Pacific Point ink and card stock which matches the color of the flowers in the dp.

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Monday, April 1, 2019


The friend who received this card was certainly meant to be in my life.  When both of us were in high school in different schools, we were both entered into a contest involving our high school bands but never met.  After graduating we went to the same business school but never met while we were there.  Something brought us together when we both moved back to our home territory and we ended up as roommates.  It's funny how sometimes "fate" brings people together.  

We remained in touch through Christmas cards each year but Facebook has made it easier to stay up to date with each other.  We're only about 35 miles apart but busy lives just never seemed to get us together but we are going to meet for lunch one of these days.

Another girl who I never met at the same contest or business school also became a roommate.   All three of us graduated in the same year from high school in different communities but had the same life experiences and ended up as roommates.  What are the odds? 

The card was made using SU designer paper.  I "fussy cut" the two individual little flowers and leaves  from the paper and then added them to the die cut circle.

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STAMPIN' UP! - Varied Vases #6

The punched vases are from a 6 x 6 package of designer papers and for this card, I just left the flowers without coloring them. Thank...