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Love You

Happy rainy Thursday everyone :) Today I have a sweet little confection of a card to share. I decided to participate in the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger this week. If you aren’t familiar, they do a great inspiration photo challenge every week. This week’s photo was this beautiful bedroom….


Don’t you just want to jump on that bed? No? Just me?

My inspirations here were the sweet feminine bedding, specifically the floral coverlet and the little puff-dots on the comforter.   I also loved that the bed skirt is box-pleated.  I love a good box pleat! And finally, the chunky A on the bedside table was also an inspiration.

Here’s what I came up with…


The papers are from the Authentique Grace collection 6 x 6 pad.  The cardstock is some SU! Blush Blossom which I have been hoarding – still can’t believe they retired this color!  The LOVE letters were cut on my Silhouette and beefed up with some extras cut from cardstock (I will never have a baggie full of random unused chipboard alphabets again, thank you, Silhouette!)  I intentionally mussed the box pleated paper so it didn’t look too perfect and rigid.


Thanks for visiting today!

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Happy Birthday!

I haven’t posted a Graphic 45 card in awhile so I thought I’d share another one from the 12 card series I am doing using the Graphic 45 Place in Time collection 8 x 8 paper pad for the Haughton House.  This is the card for August – my birthday month, so I figured I’d make it a birthday card ;)


About this card:  All the papers and stickers are from the Graphic 45 Place in Time collection.  The kraft cardstock is Bazzill and has been dry embossed on my Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. I added drops of Liquid Pearls in Bisque to the upper left corner.

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Tags 2!

Last week we made six more tags at the Haughton House, and actually I made seven because there was a variation offered for one tag and I couldn’t decide so I made it both ways.

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I think the patriotic one might be my favorite!



This one made me remember why I love crackle paint!



Isn’t Frankie fun? Love him!



We used a cool metal tape technique to make this one.  Can’t wait to try some variations on it.



Here’s my twofer, love these fall colors.



This one got away from me a little bit…  the folded vellum wreath thing is about twice as big as I intended it to be.  I just could not get a handle on making that flower/wreath.  Still pretty though, right?


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Happy New Year

I know, January is almost over, but bear with me. I’m working on a collection of 12 cards, one for each month, for a Haughton House project.  Faith, the owner, has created 12 scrapbook layouts using the Place in Time collection from Graphic 45, and she asked me to make cards using the layouts as inspiration.  I love a fun challenge like this! I ‘m taking the 8 x 8 paper pad and the 12 x 12 sticker sheet from the collection, and combining those with some cardstocks, embossing, and stamping to create the 12 cards.

So here is the January layout – forgive the glare, the pages were in plastic sleeves and this picture was taken with my phone..


Not only are the papers from the same collection but I also based the layout of my card on part of the scrapbook layout, and of course kept close to the color scheme.  Here’s what I came up with:


About this card: The patterned papers, including images and sentiment, are from the Graphic 45 Place in Time 8×8 paper pad.  I used some Bazzill kraft cardstock that was dry embossed with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, and layered it with some scrap coffee-colored cardstock (Worldwin, I think) to mat the center images.  I dotted on some Liquid Pearls in Bisque.


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Very Merry

Hello friends! We had so much fun on Saturday at The Haughton House for card class.  Some of the cards we made used stickers from the Echo Park Very Merry collection, and I took a few of the leftover stickers and made a few more cards just for grins, so I’ll be sharing those with you today and tomorrow! I also have tagged the previous cards made with this sticker sheet as well as today’s with the tag “Very Merry” so if anyone wants they can go see them all in one location :)

This first one uses one of my favorite sketches from OWH, #131.


This one is also an OWH sketch, #146.


About the first card:  The holly paper and green paper and sticker are all from the Echo Park Very Merry collection.  The red paper is Bo Bunny Dot Flourish in Wild Berry.  The brown paper is Bo Bunny Double Dot in Coffee.  I added a little Holiday Red Stickles to accent the holly berries. 

About the second card: The Santa sticker and grey background paper are from Echo Park Very Merry collection.  The grey background was dry embossed on my Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder.  The brown and red cardstocks are from Worldwin.  The striped paper is from Echo Park Season’s Greetings. 

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Welcome, Baby

How about a break from all the Christmas cards? I realized just yesterday that I had never posted this baby card that I made for my friend Colleen and her sweet new baby Alex :)


About this card:  The sentiment from Stampin’ Up! Something to Celebrate is stamped in Versafine Sepia ink on SU! Very Vanilla cardstock and hand cut into a pennant shape.  All of the patterned papers on this card are from the We R Memory Keepers Antique Chic 6 x 6 pad.    I stamped the animals from SandyLion’s Boy set with Versafine Sepia on a variety of the patterned papers and cut them out.  I layered them onto a Very Vanilla panel with an SU! Old Olive mat that was punched with a scallop border punch and then dry embossed on my Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. 

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Birthday Butterfly

Hello all – a short break today from Holiday Card Workshop projects to show you a birthday card I made for my sister! Although, since I used a technique I learned in the workshop, I’m not sure I can say this is a break!

It’s hard to see in the picture but this card is made using the shim for dry embossing that leaves an unembossed void in the center of the card.  The laser cut chipboard piece kinda covers it up.

Since this one isn’t for OWH, I used this thick chipboard and coated it with glitter – my sister’s favorite thing in the world, lol!  I colored the chipboard with markers first, and then stickles on the flowers and butterfly, and then rhinestones here and there, makes for a very sparkly, special card.


About this card:  Laser cut chipboard is Color Me Crazy by Petaloo and is colored with various Stampin’ Up! markers and accented with Diamond Ice Stickles and adhesive rhinestones.   The pink cardstock is SU! Pixie Pink and is dry embossed with the Cuttlebug Birds and Swirls embossing folder, using a shim to leave a void in the center.  I sprayed the embossed piece with some water mixed with Perfect Pearls in Pearl for added shimmer.  The mat is SU! Early Espresso and the card base is SU! Taken with Teal.  

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Holiday Card Workshop Day 3, Card 3

Hello again! As promised this time I kept to the right holiday and made a Christmas card.  I am having so much fun with this workshop, I don’t even mind that I’m like 4 days behind, lol! I’ll get caught up eventually.

This lesson’s card showed us how to make our own shims for the Big Shot (or whatever die cut machine) that will leave an unembossed section.  I had a bit of a hard time getting mine made because I wanted to use my Nestabilities and you just can’t cut through that many layers of cardstock with a wafer thin die, but I eventually got it worked out and now I have a shim I can re-use over and over.  In fact after I made the card I’m sharing in this post, I made another one that I’ll share later in the week.

I thought the unembossed section was just begging for a stamped image, so I did that instead of the large diecut in the workshop sample.  I put some small punched snowflakes around the image instead.


About this card:  The snowman is Frosty from Stamper’s Best and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  I also added a few touches of Sakura glitter pens to highlight.  The snowflakes are punched with Fiskars snowflakes punches, layered, and covered with Diamond Ice Stickles.  The embossing folder is Cuttlebug Snowflakes and there are touches of Stickles in the centers of some of the snowflakes.  The cardbase is Stampin’ Up! Glorious Green cardstock.   The white cardstock is Hammermill.   I used a corner rounder from Marvy/Uchida on all four corners of the white embossed panel.

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OWH Cardmaking Party!

On Saturday, 15 of my crafty friends met up with me to help make cards for Operation Write Home.  I had prepped kits in advance to make things go smoothly, and by 4 PM we had 252 cards ready to go!

Check them out all laid out pretty…


Want to see the cards? (Some of these are hastily taken cell phone pics, so I apologize in advance for the photo quality!)


This one features a sentiment cut on my Silhouette SD, and all the other cardstock and paper was donated.



I always like to do at least one card for kids at my OWH events.  This one is a CASE of a card I saw on Pinterest.  Punched circles make up the caterpillar body and of course googly eyes make everything better.  Sentiment stamp is from the dollar bin at Michael’s!



One of several Christmas designs.  All of the papers you see were donated.  I used the SU! Ornament punch and a silver sharpie to create the ornaments.  Green flourish is from SU! Baroque Motifs stamp set.



Another one CASEd from Pinterest (what did we do before Pinterest??) that features donated designer papers.  These turned out so fun and colorful! We used various embossing folders to emboss our die cut leaves (Sizzix Leaves #2 die).  The sentiment is from Hero Arts Year Round Sentiments and is punched with the SU! Designer Label punch.

We also made a couple of cards I’ve previously posted, specifically this one and the second card in this post.

Way to go, ladies! Thank you all so much for your help, and thank you also to everyone that donated supplies and door prizes! We had so much fun and for such a good cause :)  Can’t wait to do it again in the spring!

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Just a Note…

Hi all! Today’s sketch over at OWH (#139) is featuring SRM stickers, so I made a little sample card for it in pretty fall colors…


About this card:  Sentiment is a sticker from SRM, on a piece of pale yellow scrap cardstock, punched with a 2.5″ circle punch from Marvy/Uchida and mounted on dimensional adhesives.   I die cut some leafy paper from my scraps bin with the Top Note die on my Big Shot.  The orange patterned paper on the bottom is from a Stampin’ Up! Patterns Pack and is stamped with a leaf from We R Memory Keepers clear stamp set Botanicals in SU! Pumpkin Pie ink.  The burgundy ribbon is random from my stash.  The black cardstock mat is SU! Basic Black that has been dry embossed in my Big Shot with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

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