Wednesday, December 21, 2011


# 66 This card says "I Love You" on the outside and "You are the King of My Heart
Happy Valentine's Day" on the white inside.

#65 This card has "I Love You" on the outside and "You are the Queen of My Heart
Happy Valentine's Day" on the white inside.

# 64
This is a Valentine for a friend. There is a white interior with "You are the Queen of Hearts
Happy Valentine's Day".

Saturday, December 3, 2011


I saw this idea in my new Card Maker magazine. I first tried it with flocked paper. Others felt it was too heavy. So I then tried it with a plaid napkin. I put the valance down too far. When I moved it up it took off some napkin where it had glue dots. My friends think that's a better look. I love this idea and will still be working on it. I'll post one when I get it the way I want it.

What do you think about this idea?
Happy experimenting for you too!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Birthday Card

# 67 I love window cards. I made this one for my winter birthday girls. I ended up adding snowflakes around the window. There's a banner inside with Happy Birthday wishes. I also added a winter scene inside the others.

# 63 I found the corner stamp and immediately knew I had to get that for my daughter and a couple friends who LOVE the ocean. I had the "water" paper already and a small fish stamp. I used sandpaper for the ocean bottom and gems for the bubbles. I think this will make a great birthday card for those ocean lovers on my list.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Christmas slide card

# 69 I had fun making this card. I worked with the front of the card and only added it to the white base card at the very end.

I used most of one of Penny Black's stamps for this. I stamped it twice and used the bear and bottom of the snowman from one stamped image and the two hedgehogs and top of snowman from the second stamped image. I left off the mouse at the end of the stamp so the hedgehogs would have room to move.

I started with a dark blue mat and added white "snow". I then used 3 D tape to add the bear and the bottom of the snowman.

I measured where I wanted the slit, first cuts were with a craft knife and then I made it larger with scissors. I made a strong pull by doubling the cardstock. I added a button to the end of the pull and a button to the back of the larger hedgehog. I then glued those together, with the hedgehogs on the outside and the pull on the inside.

Last thing I did was to glue the mat to the base card, being careful to leave the pull free.

You could use different colors and make this a winter birthday card. Either way, birthday or Christmas, you could add a sentiment to the pull tab--where it only shows when you pull it out.

Hope this is clear enough to follow, if you would like to make one. If you have questions, you could email me at:

Monday, November 21, 2011

Baby Cards

# 68 When I saw this elephant stamp, I wanted to turn him into a patchwork design. I like how it came out and it gives a whole other look to the stamp.

# 51 I thought it would be fun to make a "baby's first Christmas" card. I made some blue, some green, some pink, and some orange.
To make the partial Christmas tree, I stamped the pine branch I had. I pointed the stamp in various directions to try and make it look like the corner of a Christmas tree.
I stamped and glittered an ornament and put both the ornament and the baby on with 3 D dots.
I used paper I thought looked like wall paper on the base card and I stamped my wood grain stamp on cream colored paper (in brown ink) for the "floor".

Simple Stamping with Penny Black

I LOVE the hedgehog stamps from Penny Black.
This is the first card I've done under the "Simple Stamping with Penny Black" challenge. I followed their sketch and did my own design from there.

I made the hedgehog 3 D. I heat embossed the sentiment. I also added faux stitch lines around the patterned paper strips.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Christmas ideas

# 64 I used a car stamp and stamped it 4 times, each time on a different color. Then I used the red car as the base and cut and glued the other colored parts to it. I used markers to add some shading. I used a cloud sky bkgd, added torn paper for snow and then stamped the trees. I added car tracks with a grey pencil and then added the sentiment.

# 62 I haven't finished this card yet, but really like how it's looking. I bought a new gingerbread border punch and was anxious to try it out. I added "frosting" details to it to make sure it looked like gingerbreadmen instead of a fence. I cut the house with "My Community" Cricut cartridge and added some peppermint stickers. I covered the gum drops with Frosty Lace Stickles and added some to the roof and chimney as well. I now need to add a sentiment.

# 61 I got this idea from a commercial card I saw. I used basic shapes to make the card, stamped items for the reindeer and Santa and the presents are stickers. I added the funny saying because it looked like some trips I've been on when their was some "disagreement" going on. I thought that would be fun.

# 60 Here are my friends, the hedgehogs, again!
I used Distress ink on the bkgd and sticky tape sheet, torn, to mask off the snowy hill. I raised the colored images with 3D dots and added some snow flake embellishments I've had for awhile.
Then I added the sentiment, which I printed out on a clear label. Finally I added Frosty Lace glitter to the hats and the snowy hill.

# 58 I like the look of sharp contrast and that's what I went for with this card. I really like simple and crisp looking cards. I hope I achieved that here.

# 57 I started with the paper strip at the bottom. I really liked that paper. I then cut a sleigh with my Cricut from "Joys of the Season". I took the sayings from the Christmas song---most all know. I thought that would be fun.

This is the inside of the card. I missed the bottom of his beard in this one. I went back and "fixed" it.

# 56 Here is another of the hedgehog stamps I love so much. I made the little guy 3D. I inked around the circle and heat embossed the sentiment. I also added faux stitches along the edges of the patterned paper strips.

# 55 Talk about loving the "raggedy" series, here they are again. Love, love, love these carolers. I can almost hear their songs. I colored them with colored pencils. I used Distress ink on the bkgd.

# 54 I used stamps and the cricut to make this card. I copied the idea from a class I was taking. After talking with Elaine, I added the gilded mirror.

# 53 Love this new duel set of a stamp and embossing folder for the bkgd. I cut the candy ornament with "Joys of the Season" cartridge.

# 52 A gift card for Christmas? Make it special.

This is the inside of a gift card idea.

# 59 I used this digital image to create a card for an on-line class I was taking. I fell in love with the "raggedy" series.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


# 50 I made this card for all the "dog lovers" out there.

# 49 Thought I'd try a soft, feminine look for Christmas. I love this little girl stamp. I covered her apples with green gems for Christmas balls and to match the green in the background.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Thank you Cards

# 43 I just love this little girl stamp. I used a border punch to add a lacy look around her. The stamp was from the "Sara Kay" collection through Simon Says.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


#42 I used a free download to get the girl and the moon. I used Martha Stewart's web border punch. Inside, I used the web corner punch, cut out a 1" circle and stamped both pieces. I cut a matching strip to the front and added along the inside edge.

# 40 I saw this idea somewhere on the Internet. They used a white card with colored stamped images. I like the look of the black and white on the orange. Very "Halloweeny"!

# 39
I used left over papers for the top and bottom patterned papers. I stamped the witch image on the card itself and then glued on another witch over the top---that way I got the hair without having to cut that part. I added a sentiment, which I matted in yet another scrap. Love that when it works out.

I threaded ribbon through a punched border and added a knot.


# 47 I stamped the jar on clear vellum with Staz-on ink. I stamped the cookies and added white trim.

# 46 I used a small stamp I thought would be cute and worked out from there.

# 41 I used a mouse stamp, colored and flocked the mice. They are soft to the touch, which adds a fun element to this card.

I used clear stamps for the teddy bear and gifts. I used a stamp for the tree. I cut the sentiment and curved it to fit around the scalloped punched circle. The glitter circle was punched from a gift bag.

I cut the deer and shadow from Cricut cartridge Joys of the Season. I also cut the oval with the same cartridge. I used a white gel pen for the sentiment.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Birthday Cards

# 45 I found the picture on the Internet and a friend shared some wrapping paper with me. I matted all with black. I think it's a cute birthday card for a boy.

# 44 I colored this girl with the veggie basket and used 3D dots to add to the card. Great for a fall birthday.

#33, 34, 35
Wrapping paper was used as a bkgd on the first two cards and as the middle strip on the third. On the first two cards I cut animals from the Cricut Cartridge "Wild Life". Love this background. I've got to find out where my friend gets her wrapping paper. I think these would make nice male birthday cards. For me, that's a hard one to come up with.


The bird card was using more of the wrapping paper I received from a friend. I cut out an extra bird and added it with foam tape. I added a ribbon and bow to finish the card.

#31 & #32
A friend gave me some left over wrapping paper. The "Let it Snow" paper was the perfect bkgd for the snowmen. The vertical snowmen I added with 3 D dots, the teddy bear and snowman I matted and added stickles.

Friday, September 30, 2011

General Cards

I found this copy of the girls in my "stash" draw so not sure where I originally found it. When I saw the sentiment stamp I remembered the picture and think they go well together. I double copied the picture and made the umbrella 3 D. I turned this into a birthday card by adding inside:
....on your birthday
and all year through.

Happy Birthday

Monday, September 26, 2011

General Cards

I found this paper with part of a tree, with limb and owl. Thought it would be fun to use it with the Cricut owl cut from the Create a Critter cartridge. Then I happened upon a small stamp that fit with this perfectly. This could be a thinking of you card, a thank you card, birthday, or other.

Birthday Cards


I used this stamp for some autumn birthday cards this year. I loved the stamp and, since I love to color, this was a good combination for me.

Get Well Cards

This was made with Lawn Fawn stamps and an idea from their site. I think this would make someone smile.