Wednesday, April 19, 2017


I've really needed a bunch of birthday cards 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...

Saturday, March 11, 2017


I recently needed a birthday card for a stamping friend, Regena. I decided to use a Gina K Design stamp that I've had for a long time. She has some really nice framed images and definitely worth checking out her site.

It's a cute and easy card to make. Great for when you realize you need a card but don't have a lot of time to make one. This particular set is called Framed Greetings. You can easily change the words from a birthday greeting to a Thank you, Thinking of You, or a Sorry for your Loss greeting, keeping the same frame. I love this little set!
Here are the other products used to make my card.

Sahara Sand card stock and ink - Stampin' UP!
Lavender Lace card stock - Stampin' UP!
Polka Dot DP - MFT
Prismacolor colored pencils
American Crafts Uptown Purple ribbon

Until next time...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


One of my favorite winter stamp images. It's from a retired Stampin' UP! set called Winter Wonderland.  Look at all the beautiful snow and ice capped roofs made using Star Dust Stickles!

Until next time...

Thursday, January 19, 2017


Well, as promised, I am posting the last homemade Christmas gift that I had made for my sister Brenda. It was a fun project and I was pleased with how it came out.
The size of the calendar pages are each 5"x7" and fit perfectly in that size acrylic stand up frame. I'm really glad you liked your gift, Brenda!

Until next time...

Saturday, January 7, 2017


    Happy New Year everyone!  It's the start of a new year again. I wish everyone a happy and healthy new year.  One of my goals for last year was to make everyone on my Christmas list a handmade item. They all still received store bought gifts, but I wanted to give them all something from "me". I hope they all liked what I made them.
Canning Bread & Butter Pickles
and Zucchini Relish
Lots of homemade goodies
put into Christmas tins. 
Heating Pad Rice Bag for Jocelyn

Notepad for my sister Beverly
she LOVES kitties!
Bracelets to match outfits bought for Claudia
Hello Kitty fringed blanket for Claudia
Framed, cross stitched snowman
for Kattaleeya

Hand quilted table runner for Jocelyn
made with love in every stitch!
Cross stitched, felt lined, stained box with
a personalized pad of paper for Lily
(she LOVES soccer so this was perfect)!

Cross stitched, felt lined, stained box with
2 bracelets for Lucy

Well, these are the handmade gifts I made for everyone. The guys got mostly canning and homemade goodies. Other homemade goodies were made but no photos taken, I have one sister (Brenda) who I have not exchanged with yet (we do after the holidays) so I will post the gift that I made for her once she has it. :)   Now you can see why my blog posting went to the wayside, I'm back to making and posting cards now....  :)

Until next time...