Friday, December 13, 2019

Guest Designing for Craft Stampers Magazine

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by today
and I'm so excited to share with you that I'm Guest Designing at
Craft Stampers Magazine!

I won their October Take It Make It challenge with this card.
They honored me with a Winner's Profile on this post.

Thanks so much to the talented gals at Craft Stamper Magazine!

Now about this card...

I've used Iced Spruce Distress Oxide inks smooshed on a craft mat
and splash it with some mixed media paper.

This beautiful lamp post was place in my MISTI and stamped with black ink.
When the ink was dry, I stamped again with VersaMark and heat embossed
it with clear powder.

I stamped the berries in the bottom corner and clear heat embossed them too
so they would be shiny.

I decorated the lamp post with some punched greenery and a little bow
and berries.

I hope you'll join the Take It Make It Challenge at
Craft Stampers Magazine.
You could be a future Guest Designer!

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Cones and Berries, Believe, Winter Berries (PB)
Ink:   Iced Spruce DOX, Versafine Onyx Black, Real Red (SU), Mustard Seed (DI), VersaMark
Paper:   Mixed Media, Basic Black
Other:  Clear EP, Holly Punch, Ping Sprig Punch (MS)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Masculine Cards

Hello friends.  I have a couple masculine birthday cards to share today.

A die cut deer over some stamped trees...

and a gilded feather with some sponged embossed feathers.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Pine Trees (Inakadinkado), Snippets (PB), Sanded (ret. SU)
Ink:   Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede to sponge around deer (SU), Antique Linen (DI)
Paper:   Neenah Classic Natural, Crumb Cake (SU)
Other:  Cream Prismacolor Pencil (for antlers), Lots of Labels Die (SU), Small Deer (IO)

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  Special Wishes (PB)
Ink:   Encore Gold
Paper:   Basic Black, Very Vanilla (SU)
Other:  Feather Die (HA), Feathers EF (Recollections), Gilding Flakes (Eton Mess, Chariot of Fire (Indigo Blu), Sizzix Sticky Sheet, Gold EP

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Angel, Angel

Hello crafty friends.  I hope you're having a crafty week.

I have a Twofer today.

First up.

I die cut this gal from a scrap of white cardstock then again from some tissue paper
that had been smooshed in watered ink.  After it was dry, I scrunched it up and touched 
the wrinkles with Versamark, sprinkled on some gold embossing powder and heat set.
I thought it would make an interesting gown and slippers for my angel. 

I used some snippets of gold foil for her head, wings and trumpet.  The wings looked
a little plain so I put them in my Subtle Embossing Folder and fixed that.

The strips are actually silver and have a nice shimmer.  A friend gave me
a bag full of these strips that were left over from a project she did.

For my twofer....

My second gal was die cut from White Glitter paper and again from gold foil.

I place the glitter cut a little off the gold and put her on a piece of watercolor
from my stash of backgrounds.

A few shimmery stars and a heat embossed sentiment finished this card.

I'm joining in with Christmas Kickstart Challenge #25

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  Scripty Holiday (GKD)
Ink:   Encore Gold
Paper:   Neenah, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, Gold Foil (SU), Silver Shimmer (?) 
Other:  Christmas Angel Die (Stmplrtns), Tissue Paper, Gold EP, Stitched Circle Die (LI), Subtle EF (SU)

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Letters to Santa (Kaisercraft)
Ink:   Encore Gold
Paper:   Watercolor (Strathmore 140 lb. cold press), Gold Foil, Dazzling Diamond Glimmer (SU)
Other:  Christmas Angel Die (Stmplrtns) Star of Wonder Dies (MB)

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Turning the Page December 2019

Time to turn the page on our calendars to a new month.

I make calendars each year for my desk and my family.

I thought I'd set up a regular post on the last day of each month to share them.

I hope you enjoy my “Turning the Page” posts.

Here's our December page.

Oh, my, how fast this year has gone by!

By the way, the calendars are clipped together and can be displayed on an easel
or hung on a push pin or magnetic hook.  We all have a different way to display them.

Time to do a new calendar!

If you would like a word document with the calendar, email me
and I will be glad to send it to you so you can design your own.
Email link is on the sidebar.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Friday, November 29, 2019

Frosty Joy for Jingle Belles

Hello.  I'm so glad  you stopped by!

Jingle Belles has challenged us to make a Christmas card
inspired by their beautiful header.

I used a NBUS die and cut this beautiful border from some
Stampin' Up sparkle paper.  It looks silver in the photo but it's a very sparkly white.

The Joy comes with the die and I cut it at the same time.

I glued it on a piece of Neenah embossed with my favorite Kars Snowflake folder.

This was such an easy card. I should have made several!

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Paper:   Neenah, Sparkle Glimmer (SU)
Other:  Bold Borders Flurries Die (PTI), Kars Snowflake EF (ret. Cuttlebug)