Tuesday, December 19, 2017

JOY 2017

This is the Christmas card I made to send out this year. It's not my typical style of card, but I really like it, along with the navy blue card stock it was made with.
I wouldn't have been able to make this card without the help of my MISTI. I needed a clear, sharp image and MISTI was up to the task with all of the multiple times the stamp had to be re-inked to get a nice dark, clean image on so many cards. Here are the products used to make my card.

SU - Very Vanilla & Night of Navy card stock
SU - Joyful Nativity stamp set
Sunny Studios - Holiday Style stamp set
SU - Night of Navy ink
VersaMark ink
Gold embossing powder
Gold cording

I wish each and everyone of you a wonderful Christmas, and a safe, healthy, happy new year!

Until next time...

Friday, December 8, 2017


Here is the card I made for challenge #109 over at Kitty Bee Designs, Aloha Challenge in December. The adorable kitty image is from one of the sponsors of the challenge, Kadoodle Bug Designs. The image is called Cute Kitty Christmas.
I've been wanting to use the MFT Die-namics called Stitched Scallop Basic Edges and thought that it would be perfect for my card. It sets this little kitty with the bowl of Christmas cookies off perfectly!  The other products that were used for my card were...

Spellbinders - Holiday Dies
Memory Box - Twinkling Snowflake Duet Die
SU - Silver Glimmer Paper
SU - Garden Green Card Stock
SU - Kraft Card Stock
American Crafts - DP from the Marquee Love Collection
Copics - Various Colors

Unfortunately, my picture doesn't show the beautiful sparkle of the twinkling snowflakes on the card, but this SU Glimmer Paper really has a wonderful sparkle to it! It's my favorite glitter paper I've ever used.

Until next time...

Sunday, December 3, 2017


Once in a while, I like making something other than a card when stamping. One of the other crafty things I really like doing is cross-stitch. Using a new Die-namic from MFT, called Cross-Stitch Tag, was the perfect combination for me!

The image is an adorable digital one called Ugly Sweater Panda from Kitty Bee Designs. Here are the other products I used to make my tags...

Sunny Studio - Mug Hugs stamp set
Recollections - Snowflake embellishment
Paper Flair - DP from the Christmas Brights Collection
Bazzill Card Stock - Ruby
3/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
Copics -Various colors
Loops and Threads - Cord thread used to stitch the background on the left tag

Until next time...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Happy Autumn !!

This card was made for my daughter, Jocelyn, as a Thanksgiving card.  I think the background paper is perfect for this adorable little scarecrow image by Bugaboo.  Besides the image (called Autumn Scarecrow), here are the other things that I used to make Jocelyn's card.

MFT - Pierced Rectangle STAX
SU - Always Artichoke & Pumpkin Pie card stock
My Mind's Eye - DP from the Dolled Up collection
Stampa Rosa - Happy Autumn greeting stamp
Prismacolor Pencils
Foam Dots
Enamel Dots

Until next time...

Sunday, November 5, 2017


I just love the color of autumn!  Oranges, reds, yellow, rust....just beautiful together, just like the fall leaves of New England. This card is made using an image from JustRite, called Autumn Blessings. Along with it, here are the other things I used to made my fall card.
Cuttlebug - Embossing folder called Houndstooth
SU - Pumpkin Pie & Basic Black card stock
MFT - Zig Zag Stitched Oval STAX die-namics
Prismacolor Pencils
Enamel dots
Foam dots
Ribbon 3/8"

Until next time...

Monday, October 30, 2017


I have another Halloween card that I wanted to share with you all. This one was made for a stamping friend, Judy.
I love all the smiling jack-o-lanterns and the bright colors on the card. And if you're wondering, these are the things I used to make this card.

SU - Pumpkin Pie & Basic Black card stock
MFT - Stitched Cover-Up Companion Vertical Die-namics
Copics - various colors
SU - The More The Merrier Stamp Set
Creative Imaginations - Wicked Stripes DP 
Hero Arts - Holiday Sentiments
And that's it!  I hope you all have a spooky, fun, Halloween!

Until next time...

Friday, October 27, 2017


Last year, my sisters and I flew to southern Florida and visited with our cousins Linda and Dean, and their delightful mom, our Aunt Mickey, who we hadn't seen in about 50 years! We were all looking forward to getting reacquainted with them after such a long time. We had a wonderful visit and vow not to loose contact again. I made this card for my Aunt Mickey who is turning 85 in a few days. Purple is the favorite color of the birthday girl, so I wanted to make sure her card was too.
This beautiful floral image is from a set by Gina K Designs called Another Name For Love. Along with the stamp set, the following products were also used to make this birthday card.
MFT - Pierced Rectangle STAX Die-namics
Gina K Designs - Wild Lilac & Black Onyx card stock
Technique Tuesday - Find Beauty Stamp Set
Prismacolor Pencils 

Until next time...

Friday, October 20, 2017


I just love Halloween and Halloween cards are no exception. I really like getting them, as well as, making them! I made 2 different but similar cards this year. I didn't have enough designer paper of either, to make as many cards as I needed to have, so I made some of them both.

Here are the products I used to make these Halloween cards...
SU - Haunts & Howls stamp set
MFT - In & Out Stitched Rounded Square STAX Die-namics
Recollections - Haunted Manor DP
SU - Basic Black card stock
SU - Creamy Caramel ink (applied with a dauber)
Martha Stewart Bat Punch
Black Fibers
Black Magic Mesh

Until next time...

Friday, October 13, 2017


I love the colors of Autumn so this card was a fun one for me to make!  The cute image is by Fred She Said who was one of the sponsors for the Aloha Challenge #105 over at Kitty Bee Designs in October. I picked this image thinking it was perfect for making an Autumn card.  I made it for the Happy Mail swap over at Card Camp. It's for Nancy, I hope she likes it.
There are a few variations of this digital image but I wanted it to stay on the simpler side which Nancy likes. Here's what it took to make her card.
Fred She Said Digital Image - Girl Raking
MFT - Pierced Rectangle STAX Die-namics
MFT - Blueprints 27 Die-namics
Bo Bunny - DP Harvest Plaid
SU - Craft, Old Olive, Ruby Red, More Mustard card stock
Copics - Various colors
Emagination - Maple Leaf Punch
SU - dimensionals
Judikins - Color Duster

Until next time...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017


The first Sunday of each month is when I  post my spotlight card for Kitty Bee Designs. I chose a cute little dog image of Kitty Bee Designs called iHeart You that is available in the Etsy store.
I know I had a piece of designer paper with paw prints on it but wasn't able to find it when I went searching for it, so I decided to make my own using MFT's Staggered Paw Prints stencil, a sponge dauber and some Tea Dye distress ink from Tim Holtz. Here are the other products that were used to make the card.

MFT - Pet Accents Die-namics
SU - Chocolate Chip & Ruby Red card stock
Copics - various colors
Making Memories Sticky Squares to raise the center circle up on the card
MFT - You Make My Tail Wag sentiment

Until next time...

Sunday, October 1, 2017


Kitty Bee Designs is having a blog hop to introduce some NEW, adorable, images, just released in time for Halloween! The design team has worked really hard to bring you some great samples, so make sure you visit each of their blogs listed below to check out all of the new digis. There will be one winner on each blog. The lucky winner will get the new digi that the design team member used for their project! You must leave a comment on the blog to win. To see how you can win even more digis, visit the KBD blog at http://kittybeedesigns.blogspot.com

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Be sure to use the code CODE1017 to get 15% off your order for the entire month of October at https://www.etsy.com/shop/KittyBeeDesign

For my blog hop project I decided to make both a card and pencil topper with this super adorable new image called Pumpkin Panda. The little pencil topper would make a great little gift item to give to classmates or any special little trick-or-treater.
Larelyn of Handmade From My Heart
Karla of Creative Love Affair
Tracey of Mowbray Designs
Connie of Connie Can Crop
Grace of Sugar Cards
Jessica of Fresh by Jess
EK of ekgorman designs
Lisa of Snowy Moose Creations
Clara of Just Buzzin╩╗ By  ----You are here!
Naz of Sasayaki Glitter
Julie of Crazy Crafting Squirrel
Anne of Constantly Carding
Jennifer of Glitter in My Hair
Saba of Paper Boutique
Peggie Sue of Max and Boo
Annie of Little Wings Creates
Kitty Bee Designs Blog

Happy blog hopping!

Until next time....

Friday, September 15, 2017


This card was made as my swap card for Loz, over in Card Camp this month. It was also made for the Aloha Challenge for September over at Kitty Bee Designs.

This sweet image is the Little Flower Fairy from All Dressed Up, one of the sponsors of the Aloha Challenge this month. Here are the other products I used to make my 5" x 5" card.

SU- Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink card stock
Making Memories - DP from the Brooke collection
MFT - In & Out Stitched Rounded Square STAX die-namics
MFT - Stitched Oval Windows die-namics
MFT - Blueprints 3 die-namics
MFT - Fresh Squeezed Stamp Set (sentiment)
Prismacolor Pencils
SU - Stampin dimensionals to lift the flower up on the card

Until next time...

Sunday, September 3, 2017


It just doesn't seem possible that my youngest granddaughter, Claudia, will be soon turning 4 years old! Her birthday card this year is made with a delightful little image from Kitty Bee Designs called "Smelling the Flower Kal-Bee Cow". The image can be purchased through the Etsy shop for Kitty Bee Designs.
These are the products used to make Claudia's card...
MFT-Stitched Dome STAX Die-namics
MFT- By the Numbers Die-namics
MFT-Blueprints 20 Die-namics
Spellbinders Circle Dies
MFT-By the Numbers stamp set
MFT- Lucky Prints Collection DP
Green & Black cardstock from the famous "scrap paper bin"  :)
Copics - various colors

I also used some SU Dimensionals to lift the number circle up on the card and finished it off with some matching green sequins.


Until next time...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


I just love wearing flip flops and just couldn't resist this sentiment! My card was made for a stamping friend, Lorraine. I wanted it to be a bright, cheerful, fun card.

The following products were used to make my card...

Impression Obsession - Hello Summer stamp set
Gina K Design - Sweet Corn card stock
SU - So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Luck Limeade, Ballet Blue, card stock
DCWV - The Glitter Stack DP
MFT - Stitched Square Scallop Edge Frames die-namics
Taylored Expressions - Flip Flops die
Spellbinders - Classic Circles & Classic Scallops dies
MFT - Chevron Stripes die-namics
Enamel Dots

This is what the inside of the card looks like. I always design the inside of my cards too. It makes the card sturdier and gives them a more finished look.  :)

Until next time...

Friday, August 18, 2017


Hello everyone!  This is my card that was made for the challenge over at Kitty Bee Designs and made as a birthday card for my daughter-in-law, Kattaleeya.
The digital image is called Strawberry Hat Kid, by Lemon Shortbread, who hosted the challenge. Here are the other items used to make my 5"x5" card.

MFT - In & Out Stitched Rounded Square STAX
MFT - Gerbera Daisy Die-namics
SU - Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Ruby Red, Cool Caribbean card stock
Colorbok - Light Bright Connection DP
SU - Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamp set
Technique Tuesday - Find Beauty stamp set
SU - dimensionals
Prismacolor Pencils
Various Copics
Wink of Stella Clear

I hope Kat liked her birthday card.

Until next time...

Sunday, August 6, 2017


This is the first card I've made as a new design team member for Kitty Bee Designs.  The adorable little image by Kitty Bee Designs is called Basket of Love and you can get it here.
This image reminds me of harvesting all of the veggies from the garden. 

The other products used to make this card were...

MFT - Pierced Circle STAX Die-namics
MFT - Blueprints 3 Die-namics
Impression Obsession - Hello Die
Gina K Designs - Honey Mustard Card stock
Gina K Designs - Grass Green Card stock
DP - Crate Paper and My Minds Eye (Reunion collection)
Copics - various used for coloring
Wink of Stella for a beautiful shimmer on the bunny's hat
White enamel dot - made using Nuvo Crystal Drops (white gloss)

Until next time...

Thursday, July 27, 2017


Over at Cardcamp we have a Happy Mail swap each month. This month I am sending my card out to Jennie.

It was a rainy day here today, so instead of tending to the gardens, I stayed inside and made my card. I hope Jennie likes it!  Here are the supplies I used.

MFT - Stitched Scallop Basic Edges
MFT - Large Desert  Bouquet Stamp Set
MFT - Fall Florals Stamp Set
Technique Tuesday - Find Beauty Stamp Set
MFT - DP - Proper Pinstripes & Pastels
Gina K - Jelly Bean Green, Honey Mustard, Wild Dandelion, Peach Bellini, Innocent Pink, Sweet Mango inks
Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Embellishments

Until next time...

Monday, July 17, 2017


This week at Cardcamp it was my turn to pick the challenge using the letter "C". It happened to be perfect for me as I also needed to mail a card to my swap partner in another card group of a snowman, for a "Frosty the Snowman" swap. So for my letter "C" I picked "Christmas in July". It was great being able to use this card for both the challenge and swap!

I loved this snowman and think he's perfect for my Frosty card. Here are the products I used to make it...

Stampin' UP! - Snow Much Fun stamp set
MFT - Zig Zag Stitched Oval STAX Die-namics
Spellbinders - Holiday word dies
Stampin' UP! - Garden Green card stock
Hot Off the Press (Christmas Brights) DP
K&Company (Visions of Christmas) DP
Stampin' UP! - Creamy Caramel ink
Copics - Various markers
Sponge dauber used to soften the bright white center oval card stock

Until next time...

Sunday, July 9, 2017


In one of my card groups, Cardcamp, we have a swap each month called "Happy Mail". The group owner assigns us another member who we need to make and send a card to by the middle of the month. This month I need to make a card for Nancy. This is the card I made for her. I really am pleased with how this bright and cheerful card came out...I hope Nancy will like it too!
I really think this image by Fun Stampers Journey called Rain Tweet, is just adorable. I made this little chick some fancy boots and an umbrella using DP from the Lucky Prints collection made by MFT. Here's a list of the rest of the supplies used to make my card.

Various Copic markers for coloring
SU - Daffodil Delight card stock
MFT - Sour Apple card stock
MFT - Plaid Patterns DP
MFT - Upsy Daisy Die-namic
MFT - Blueprints 14
MFT - Blueprints 29
MFT - Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX
MFT - Polar Bear Pals stamp set (the greeting)

Until next time...

Monday, June 26, 2017


I have been asked to be on the design team for Kitty Bee Designs! I have accepted my new challenge and will start designing for them beginning in the month of August.
I've never been on a design team before and look forward to being part of the team and designing cards for them using their cute images.

Until next time..... 

Friday, June 23, 2017


I bought this die several months ago and had never done anything with it. This month over at CardCamp we were paired up and supposed to make an " anything goes" swap card. I decided to finally use my teacups die.
Using a white base, I added some SU Certainly Celery, Basic Black, and white card stock layers on top. Here are the other products that I used to complete my teacup card.
MFT - DP Dots & Stripes Neutrals Collection
MFT -  Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frame Die-namics
Poppy Stamps - Teacup Stack Die
VIP's - Sentiment Stamp
2 White enamel dots
There you have it..... a finished teacups card!  I am sending it to my stamping friend, Paula.  I really like how it turned out, I hope she likes it too.

Until next time...

Sunday, June 18, 2017


Here's the fathers day card I made for Steven this year. He loves to golf and I thought this image of Gordon Golfer by Art Impressions was perfect for his card.
Here are the other things that were used to make his card...
SU- Wild Wasabi card stock
SU- Night of Navy card stock
SU- Yo Yo Yellow card stock
Designer paper was in my stash bin. Unknown who the manufacturer is
MFT- Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX Die-namics
MFT-Fishtail Flag Frames Die-namics
Copics- various colors
Foam Squares to raise the image up on the card

I also used 3 yellow dots on the card that were made using Nuvo Crystal drops. I used the Dandelion Yellow gloss and I love how they came out. I really like using enamel dots on my cards so being able to make them using Nuvo drops is a great find.  Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there...

Until next time...

Sunday, June 4, 2017

We sometimes forget some of the retired stamp sets we have. They get moved to the back of the closet and the new stuff is what we play with. This card was made with a great stamp set called In Full Bloom by Stampin' UP! that has been retired for a few years now. An oldie but goodie!
Here are the other products that I used to make my card...
MFT - Elf Green Dye Ink
SU - Regal Rose Ink
SU - Crushed Curry Ink
MFT - Watercolor Wash DP
SU - Rose Red Card stock
SU - Garden Green Card stock
Hero Arts Sentiments Stamp Set
Wink of Stella - for the large flower

Until next time...

Friday, May 26, 2017


KINDNESS.....It All Starts with Us. 
I had a sketch challenge that needed to be completed, so I decided to use the theme of kindness with the given sketch. I've been doing more RAK's these days and trying to keep thoughts of always being kind. I think we can all use more kindness.  These are the products that were used to make this card.

MFT - Springtime Blooms Stamp Set
MFT - Kind Words Stamp Set
MFT - Blueprints Die-namics # 14 and #27
Spellbinders - Lacy Circles Dies
MFT - Pierced Circles Die-namics
MFT - Upsy Daisy Die-namics
SU- Green Galore Card Stock
Gina K Designs - Sweet Mango Card Stock
Gina K Designs- Blue Lagoon Card Stock
Gina K Designs - DP from the "Made with Love" collection
Gina K Designs - Blue Lagoon and Honey Mustard inks
SU - Green Galore Ink
Copics B000 & E000
Clear Wink of Stella
SU - Dimensionals to raise the flower image up off the card

Unfortunately, you can't see the nice shine the flower and it's center has. This was really pretty and was done using the clear Wink of Stella.

Until Next Time...

Thursday, May 11, 2017


Oh my goodness... My precious granddaughter, Lily Clara, is 10 years old today! I remember that little 5 lb bundle coming home from the hospital.....was it REALLY 10 years ago??  My Lily is crazy about soccer so I knew I had to find a soccer image to make her birthday card. Finding an image of a GIRL with a soccer ball, and not a boy, wasn't as easy as I first thought it would be. With the help of a stamping friend, this digital image was found on Etsy.
On one of the soccer teams she is on, she wears a red uniform. She has long blonde hair, and is number 23. That was the criteria I had to meet...

I started out with some Real Red card stock for my card base. Using Basic Black and white card stock for layering, and some Summer Sun card stock for some of the stars. All the card stock used on this card was from Stampin UP!

I decided to add a large soccer ball for my background underneath the image to add to the soccer theme. It was made using the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from SU, then cut with a large Spellbinders Circle Die. Here are additional items that were used to complete Lily's birthday card.
MFT - Stitched Rounded Rectangle STAX
MFT - Stitched Banner Numbers Die-namics
MFT - Blueprints #20 Die-namics
MFT - Stacking Stars
MFT - More Essential Sentiments
Various Copic markers

Like this card says, YOU'RE AWESOME! 
I hope you have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


It was recently my sister Brenda's birthday. She isn't into making cards, but she is fantastic with a sewing machine! One of the things she likes to do is quilt. What better birthday card for her then a quilted looking one! Here is what I came up with...
I used MFT's Quilt Square Cover-Up die and their Dotted Scallop Border Die-namic to make the card. Other than that, there were only a few other things needed as the quilt pattern takes up most of the card front. These are the other things I used...
My Minds Eye - DP from the Dolled Up Collection
SU - Lucky Limeade card stock
SU - Curly Cute Stamp Set
Button  from my button stash collection was used for the star center

We actually spent her birthday together at a weekend quilt sew. Had lots of fun, and both got going on a new quilt!

Until next time...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


I've really needed a bunch of birthday cards lately...here is the newest one for a stamping friend of mine, Pat.

I started out using a beautiful card stock color from Gina K Designs called Applemint. Next I used a white layer and then a layer of DP from the Little Princess Collection made by Recollections. Using MFT Zig Zag Stitched Oval STAX, I made the center ovals from both Applemint and white card stock. The flower image is one of my very favorite floral images called Rose Garden, made by Fun Stampers Journey. Copic markers YG11, RV10, and R81 were used to color the flowers and leaves. Blueprints 29 die by MFT was used to cut the pieces for my greeting which is from SU's Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.  To give my card a little bit of razzle dazzle, I used a couple of Go Green sequins to finish it off.
I hope you liked your card, Pat!

Until next time...

Sunday, April 16, 2017


Happy Easter everyone!  I stumbled upon an Easter digital image that I've had for a few years and have never used. Digital images are easy....they take up no space, you can just print them off, and there are no stamps to clean afterwards! 

Here are the products I used to make this card:

Lovely Lilac card stock - SU
Tempting Turquoise card stock - SU
Green Galore card stock - SU
Daffodil Yellow card stock - SU
DP - Plaid Patterns - MFT
Blueprints #20 - MFT
Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frames - MFT
Various Copics
Wink of Stella-clear (used for the center of the flower & the eggs)

Until next time...

Monday, April 10, 2017


Easter is only a few days away. I made a few different cards this year, but this one was made for my daughter.
I started out using Pretty in Pink card stock by SU for my card base, following with a white panel and some new DP from MFT called Dots & Stripes confection. Here's the list of additional supplies used in making the card.

Daffodil Yellow card stock -SU
Green Galore card stock - SU
Blueprints #3 - MFT
Stitched Dome STAX - MFT
Grassy Edges Die-namic - MFT
Stitched Oval Word Windows - MFT
Various Copic markers for the coloring
Spring Fling Stamp Set - Gina K Designs
Teeny Tiny Wishes - SU

Then to finish off my card, I popped up a little butterfly using a SU dimensional and then added 3 little GO GREEN sequins.

I hope everyone has a great Easter!

Until next time...

Sunday, April 2, 2017


I made this birthday card for my Aunt Marion who is having her 96th birthday in a few days. She's a great lady who stays busy and even still does some quilting! I hope she likes the card I made for her very special day!
 This card was made using the masking technique with the following products...

MFT - Grapesicle, Summer Splash, Peach Bellini ink.
SU - Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie ink.
MFT - Summer Splash card stock.
MFT - Modern Blooms and Large Desert Bouquet stamp sets.
SU - Curly Cute stamp set.


Until next time...

Sunday, March 26, 2017


Every so often you come across a stamp set that becomes a "must have"for you. I just fell in love with this adorable new set by Gina K Designs called Spring Fling.
I love these cute little images and thought they'd be perfect peeking out of the little windows made with a die from MFT's Blueprints #27. The beautiful green card stock called Applemint, is also by Gina K Designs. The DP is from the Dots & Stripes Sorbet collection from MFT. Various Copic markers were used for color, along with some ribbon and enamel dots from my stash.

Until next time...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Spring is here....

I just heard from the company who opens our pool each year to make an appointment to get it opened in a matter of weeks. We just had 18-20" of snow dumped on us this past week so sometimes it's hard to believe that spring has actually arrived! I have been making a lot of floral cards lately....I must be getting spring fever.
My card base is made with SU's Lovely Lilac, adding a layer of white and some Certainly Celery DP on top. Blueprints #3 by MFT was used to die cut the white center arch that I stamped the flowers on, using an image from a SU set called "So Very Grateful". The small hello greeting is by Hero Arts. I had fun coloring the flowers using various Copics. When it came to the ribbon, I didn't have anything that was the right color to compliment the card, so I used the Copic color YR00 that was used for the peach flower on the card, and colored a piece of 1/2" white ribbon. It worked great and became a perfect matching color!

Happy Spring!
Until next time...

Friday, March 17, 2017


I needed to make a spring card using pastels in one of my card groups this month. One of the things that reminds me of spring is flowers...this is what I came up with for my card swap.

I started out with a white card stock background and used one of the MFT Stitched Scallop Basic Edge dies to round off the edge of the card so I could add some MFT Plaid Patterns designer paper to give the card some great pastel colors. These are the other things I used to complete my card.

Fancy Flourish Die-namic - MFT
Gerbera Daisy Die-namic - MFT
Coral Crush card stock - MFT
Sour Apple card stock - MFT
Regal Rose card stock - Stampin' UP
So Saffron card stock - Stampin' UP
Creamy Caramel card stock - Stampin' UP

Hope you enjoy your card, Judy!

Until next time...