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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

PENNY BLACK - Watercolored Iris #2

This is like the card I posted yesterday, but using the Stampin' Up! Garden Green card stock.

Since I'm short on new cards to post, I will add one more variation of this tomorrow.  

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

PENNY BLACK - Watercolored Iris

I am a lover of Penny Black stamps.  Our Yahoo Group's second challenge for January was to make a card using a watercolor technique. This is the card I sent to my partner. The easiest one for me was to color this Iris with markers from Stampin' Up! and then spritz it with water.  

Last week a friend was here and we made cards for a nursing home and independent living center.  When we were finishesd, I showed her how to do this and she made several really pretty stamped images.

The image was added to the matching SU card stock mat. I left the right edge wider so that I could cut a design using a Martha Stewart punch.  I did add two scored lines along side of the punched edge although they don't show up in the picture.

I have more different cards made using this same stamp that I will be posting so I hope you will come back again.

Monday, January 22, 2018


Saturday I posted a card using one of these stickers which had been added to white card stock and colored. For this card I added the sticker to a double sided piece of adhesive, glittered the piece and then colored with markers.  

This particular set of stickers makes great CAS cards.

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Saturday, January 20, 2018


I almost missed the  email for the STAMPLORATIONS Blog January CAS Card Challenge using an Elizabeth Craft peel-off sticker which was added to the white card stock, colored with markers and then matted with the black.  The stamp is from a set of Stampendous stamps.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018


I don't have a name for the die I used since there is no package for it.  I really like this design.  I don't think it needs description about the rest of it.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018


To begin, I used the Martha Stewart Heart Scroll punch to cut the border.  The card base sat on my table for a couple of days then to decide where to go from there.  I embossed a piece of white card stock with the random dots folder and cut it down so it came up to the edge of the punched design.  A strip of red card stock was added to conceal the "seam".  

Last year I purchased the Impression Obsession die and had one of the designs in the package with the die.  It was a little too long so I trimmed down the design and added it with spray adhesive.  This card will be for our personal use.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

VALENTINE Using all card parts

A long time ago when I purchased some new folders, I embossed some of each of them and placed them in a basket as samples. The embossed design is still another piece from my card parts that I decided it was time to use.  It was added to the white card base.  

The two fancy scrolls were pieces that I had cut from the Spellbinders Royal Love heart.  It was a shame to throw them away so I added them to the embossed design.  I still had a plastic bag with a bunch of punched hearts from last year and added one.  I ended up with a pretty Valentine and used some of my "hoard" of card parts.

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Monday, January 15, 2018


This was actually the very first Valentine I put together this year.  I was trying to come up with an idea for the 97 cards we'll making for the care center and independent living center.

I really like this one using red glitter paper but I realized I didn't have enough glitter paper to complete the project. 

I remembered that months ago when I was already thinking about this project I decided I wanted to use some of the huge supply of Lasting Impressions papers that I still have.  What I like about this dotted paper is that has a white core so all I had to do was cut an 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece and fold it.  The border was cut with a Martha Stewart punch.  I added the Heart Swoosh with spray adhesive.  The solid color heart is simply the center of the "swoosh".

Once again I did't have enough of the dotted card stock to make 97 cards.  Plus I usually have things all cut and ready to assemble when we get together to make the cards.  Punching the border and cutting the dies one at a time was going to be pretty time consuming. These cards won't go to waste though because I'll be using them for my grandchildren.

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Friday, January 12, 2018


Still another 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece in my card parts.  I added the heart design from the Spellbinders die.  The die actually cuts a design 5 3/4" wide so I trimmed off edges from both sides to fit on this card.

When I cut this design part of the card stock tore so I trimmed it down and added it to this 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" embossed design.  I like that the die is versatile in the way it can be used.

Thank you for stopping by!  Come back again next week for more Valentine ideas.
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Thursday, January 11, 2018


When I found this embossed piece in my card parts it was a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece so I added it to a white card base.  I simply added the three sizes of hearts.  Nothing all that spectacular but I think it will pass.

This was another of those 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" pieces in my card parts and added it to the white card base. I added this pretty little heart with spray adhesive.  The heart is from a Memory Box Peyton Heart die.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018


Our Yahoo Group had a December color swap making a card with white and any shade of green.   I used the Poppy Stamps Snowflake Oval Collage die.  I cut the design from white card stock and placed a smaller piece of silver glitter paper behind it.  The next step was to double mat the piece and add it to a card base.  The green I used is Stampin' Up! Garden Green card stock.  I added a couple of white snowflakes from a set of Penny Black dies to finish off the project.  I think this will be a great design to use with various colors of card stock.

Tomorrow I'll begin showing some of the cards I have come up with for Valentine's Day so I hope you will take a moment to come back again.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

"SNOWY" Scene

This will be the last "Snowy" card ...........at least for now.  I got the idea for this one from the back of the package that the die came in.  I cut the snowflakes with from the dies that are included with the "Snowy" die with glitter paper scraps that I had.

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Monday, January 8, 2018


This little guy is certainly fun to use, easy to color and bring a smile to someone's face.  Tomorrow I have one more "Snowy" card to show.

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Friday, January 5, 2018


A friend of ours who rents my mother's farmland is having a birthday this coming Monday.  He recently had shoulder surgery so I made this card with a dual purpose.   With the weather we are having snowflakes are certainly appropriate.  The outside lets him know that we are thinking of him but inside I stamped Happy Birthday! 
I have 11 more cards lined up to post do I hope you keep coming back.  Thank you for stopping by today!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

POPPY STAMPS "Evangeline Floating Square"

Although it's been a while since I have been posting regularly, I did enjoy the time reading and just taking it easy through and after the holidays.  Break time is over here.   It's time to get back to making cards and sharing.
I really liked this die when I saw it but then found it wasn't quite as easy to use as I thought.  However, I really like the card I came up with.
Rarely do I make square cards but this was the perfect time to do that.  I had some Yellow Bicycle (yes, that's the brand name) double sided designer paper with the snowflake design on one side and the "falling snow" design on the other. 
First I cut out the design using white card stock and then layered it on the dp.  I cut the design a second time using the snowflake side.  I trimmed away the "frame" which was no easy task cutting around the edges of those snowflakes  It would have been easier to just cut out the square instead but I wanted the snowflakes to stand out against the white frame.
So what do you think?  I have three more cards I'll be posting and then will begin showing you what I have come up with for Valentine's Day........some better than others but I was just experimenting.
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Thursday, December 28, 2017


Lynette, is celebrating her birthday today  It's very cold where she lives so I hope she is able to still do something special.   I believe a wintery card is very fitting the weather that they are having.

This cute little snowman is "Snowy", a stamp from Penny Black.  I've had it for quite awhile but hadn't ever used it.  Not sure why because he is so cute.  When Penny Black came out with the matching die, then I knew I would be more likely to use the stamp.  This is my first project. 

I used the "Softly Falling" embossing folder on SU Bashful Blue card stock and placed it behind the Memory Box "Woodland Oval" die cut.  Some snowflakes from a Penny Black "Snow Time" die were added.  To finish off the card, I added some glitter under Snowy.


Monday, December 25, 2017

Sunday, December 24, 2017


It's Christmas Eve and we will soon be leaving for Christmas Mass.  We are blessed with special music each year.  I hope that all of you are happy, healthy and fortunate to be with loved ones and are celebrating the holiday of your faith.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Earlier I had cut out some of these ornaments from the Stampin' Up! Keepsake Ornament dies. I still had this one on my craft table and wanted to get it finished.  The gold is a textured gold metallic paper.  The designer paper is from Stampin' Up!

Thank you for coming by today!  By the way.....I don't usually post on Saturdays and Sundays, but I have a couple more holiday cards that I will be showing so be sure to stop back again.  My favorite will be posted on Christmas Day.

Thursday, December 21, 2017


My brother-in-law loves to golf.  Recently I had purchased the Tutti die for the golf bag so I turned to Pinterest for an idea to begin. The trees in the background were stamped with one from the Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree set.

This card is similar except the card I saw didn't have a golf bag.  It was just the "18th" hole and the ball.  The dimensions are a little out of whack but I think he'll still like it.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017


 I have a nephew and two nieces who have small children and thought it would be fun to send their families a card that the children could enjoy.   The card base for this one is SU Not Quite Navy.  I used a stamp from the SU Gorgeous Grunge set to stamp the snow with Craft White ink.  The white piece was added.   "Believe" is from Penny Black, trees from Impression Obsession and Santa is from Taylored Expressions.  I used a Spellbinders circle to cut the moon. 

Instead of using Not Quite Navy for the card base, I added a 4" x 5 1/4" piece to a white card base.  This one shows a town setting cut from a Penny Black die.  These two cards were really fun to make.
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017


This past summer when our group of ladies gathered in June, I saw a card very similar to this at the stamp store where we spend our time together sharing supplies and ideas.
The angel is a Sue Wilson Creative Expressions die and the "Rejoice" is a Penny Black die.  I stamped the card base with a "Music Background" stamp from Penny black in a gold metallic ink.  The card stocks used were ivory and a textured metallic gold.  This was one of my favorite cards that I made this year and I only made one.
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Monday, December 18, 2017


I started with a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white card stock and used a die from a retired Stampin' Up! set to cut the "window" for the scene.  I used a small piece of SU Pool Party card stock to emboss with the Softly Falling folder.  The trees and the houses were cut using an SU Sleigh Ride die set and added to the embossed piece.  The card base was assembled and snowflakes from a Penny Black die were added.
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Friday, December 15, 2017


The basic design for this card came from one I saw on Pinterest.  The one I saw used a different embossing folder but I really like the "Gently Falling" one from SU for mine. Instead of a red snowflake I decided I really like the Pool Party color much better for the middle one. The card I saw also added the embossed layer to a white card base but I liked it better with the Pool Party card base.  The Snowflake Ribbons are from Memory Box.  I really like how this card came together.

Thank you for coming by today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend but make sure you come back again on Monday because there are more to come.

Thursday, December 14, 2017


I'm not sure this card needs much explanation.  The "Joy" die is from a set of three words and I'm sorry I don't remember where I got them.  I can find out if you are interested.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017


I have mentioned before that two of our granddaughters love playing with alcohol ink.  When they were here just before school started, they made some pieces for me and challenged me to make cards with them.. This is one of them.......

I wasn't real sure what to do with it but I did manage to make three cards from it.  This one is my favorite.  Two of them have been on my blog previously but I had mentioned the third one would be shown for our granddaughter's birthday.  Today she is 17!  

These dies are such a great way to use alcohol ink pieces.  There was a small piece left and I hated to waste it so I cut the dragonfly with a Penny Black die.  I think she will enjoy getting a card to which she contributed.

Thank you for coming by today!  Tomorrow it is back to Christmas.

Monday, December 11, 2017


This is a card I actually made last year - not sure if I posted it then or not.  I found it today hidden in the case with this stamp set.  I think I must have put it there to use as an idea for this year.  I think I may make a few more of this one because I have a lot of cards to make yet.

I stamped the design with black and colored.  The ribbon was colored with a gold gel pen.  The Cherry Cobbler strip was embossed with an SU folder..

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Friday, December 8, 2017

STAMPlorations December CAS Card Challenge

Surprise!  I have a second card for you today.  I saw this challenge and just had to take part in it.

The striped designer paper is from a Stampin' Up! paper pack.  The ornament is from a set of SU  ornament dies..  The "Greetings" which doesn't show up very well here was cut using gold glossy card stock with a Penny Black die.

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The two snowflakes cut with SU Pool Party card stock were made using a "snow time" die from Penny Black.  The set contains four snowflakes....two designs - each in two sizes.  The rest of the card is totally from Stampin' Up! supplies.  I finally broke down and bought the Softly Falling embossing folder.  I love it!

After I embossed the white card stock (4" x 5 1/4") I used a die from the SU Festive Flurries die set.  Before adding it to the card base, I had to place the die cut trees behind the snowflake window.   I used the MISTI to stamp the sentiment inside the opening.

Today is Friday so I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Be sure to stop back next week because I'm going to have more to show you.

Thursday, December 7, 2017


The embossed front was actually done on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white card stock. I prefer not to have the embossing show through the inside of the card when possible.  The designs have deer and trees so I used a set of Impression Obsession dies for the evergreens and "snow tipped" them with a white gel pen.  The pretty "Peace" is from a Penny Black die.  

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017


I started by cutting the Memory Box "Fractal Snowflake" from glitter paper.  I was going to add it to white card stock but it actually looked better on the ivory card stock.  I matted with red.  I'm sorry I don't know which company makes the "peace" die that I used.  There was going to be an open space at the bottom of the card so I embossed it with a Cuttlebug snowflake border folder.

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