Saturday, April 14, 2018

Lots of Hugs

My lifelong BFF is going through a really rough time right now caring for her aging parents as well as working.

This super cute die set Spellbinder's April Small Die of the Month selection. The flower, circle and leaf die cuts are all a part of this set.

The stamped sentiment is really old, the copyright on the box says 2003, it is from Hero Arts.

I made my own little template and used it to guide me as I cut the layers of the card. I have 5 layers of white 110 pound paper for the shaker element. 

I am entering this card into this challenge: Retro Rubber Challenge Blog - Challenge - 84 - Inspiring  

I was inspired by April Showers bringing May Flowers.

Monday, April 2, 2018

DCWV April Stack-A-Holic Sample

I saw a facebook post from DCWV asking for volunteers to make samples for their April Stack-A-Holic challenge. Always looking for a challenge I raised my hand and was one of the lucky ones to be chosen.

I used their Coral Couture stack.

Here is the sketch we had to follow:

And here is my take on the sketch:

Here is the facebook link for anyone who wants to follow along:

Friday, February 23, 2018

Sparkley Birthday Card

I am really not one to join, "whatever flavor of the month clubs" but I came across one that seemed like a pretty decent deal to me so I signed up for Spellbinder's Small Die of the Month Club. This month's die was this set of 4 border dies:

I used the bottom die in the picture for my card.

I used some coppery, shiny paper for the die cuts. I went shopping in Vegas last week with foil paper on the top of my list. I went to Jo Ann's, Hobby Lobby and Michael's this copper was the best I could do but I think that it works well.
I used a copper embossing powder to do a wet emboss on the sentiment and added some pearls to add to the sparkle. Of course it is very hard to see how it sparkles even in this close up, it is one of the few cloudy days we get here in Arizona.

The card base is 5" wide x 6" folded, the copper layer is 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" and the printed layer is 4" x5", I had to cut off the end of the die cut in order to make them fit the card.

I am entering this card into this challenge: 
Use Your Stuff Challenge - 300 - Twinkle-twinkle

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Guest Design Team - Miss Kates Cuttables

Hi, Sue from Sue's Paper Crafts very excited to be here today to show you what I made while I was playing with some files from Miss Kates Cuttables . I live in Arizona and have some pictures from our trip to Tombstone trip to scrap so I used  Miss Kates Westward Ho and Wild West files to work with. I mixed up cuts from both files on both pages.

After getting all of the pieces cut I had fun creating the layouts. In the first picture several members of the group we rode to Tombstone, AZ with got together for one of those old west sepia pictures. I dry embossed a woodgrain look on the barrels but you can't really see it in the pictures. 

We are right up there in the middle under the, "Tombstone" sign.

We stopped in at Boothill Grave Yard. There is a lot of history there. Most of the headstones contain the poor soul's name as well as cause of death. Lots of gun fights, hangings and diseases in those days. Many very odd deaths also.

Why the two suns? Because even in mid October in Tombstone it is so hot that you feel that there are two suns bearing down on you. I was going to add some flower blossoms to the prickly pear like cacti but in mid October their flowering season is well over.

If you ever take a trip to Tombstone be sure to take the stage coach ride. It is well worth the $10.00 it costs. They take you around town pointing out where gunfights happened, where the wild women lived, who lived in this house and the history of the house.

We had fun but weren't able to get in everything we had wanted to. One of these days we would like to go back and take the tour of the haunted Bird Cage Theater, the OK Corral and the comedy gun fight down the road a bit.

Thank you to Miss Kate for having me as her Guest Designer.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Card in a Box Using FSJ Stamps

Time for another birthday card in a box. I used mostly Fun Stamper's Journey Stamps and dies on this card.

 I had to add some Tea Time embellishments because my friend's daughter was taking her out for High Tea on her birthday and that is my most favorite thing to do. I put the tea pot on an Action Wobble.


Friday, January 12, 2018

Snow Fun Blog Hop

Welcome to
Blog Hop
This is a blog hop all about those white fluffy snowflakes and all the fun you can have in them!
You should have arrived from Alicia's Blog but if you happened here by mistake then head over to
  Connie Can Crop she is the beginning of this hop!
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented elves.

Connie Can Crop is your sponsor for this hop!!
One lucky winner will win a beautiful stamp from Fun Stampers Journey.

(valid to ship in the US only)
What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.
You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 1/17/18 at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I had a lot of fun with this project. I started with an file from SVG Cutting Files. After making a couple of alterations to come up with the design I wanted I cut it out. I had to cut additional, "frames" in order to build up my shaker box.

The background of the shaker area was created with my Gelli Plate, after the paint dried I stamped some snowflakes with a stamp from Plum Purdy and added a diamond jewel to each snowflake and then I added some now flake confetti.

You can't really see it in the pictures but I dry embossed the bottom portion of the snow globe with a snow flake embossing folder.

Next head on over to Angela's Blog
Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.
I am entering this card into this challenge:

Friday, December 22, 2017

My Last DT Day Project

This is my last Design Team project for Connie Can Crop. Our sponsor is:
I used my file to make my great-nephew's Christmas card.
Before printing my digi to color I colored the background and added Austin's name with my photo program then I used chalks to color the image.
The card base is a scrap in my stash. I added some jewels and twine and attached the image panel with foam dots.
Don't forgot to take part in Connie's last challenge:

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Route 66 Birthday

I needed a male birthday card so I pulled out my Fun Stampers Journey goodies and came up with this one.

The squiggly line is a map of Route 66 and I put a jewel on Kingman, AZ which is where we live about a mile off of Route 66. I used some white ink to stamp it.
The, "Happy Birthday" was typed in Word and printed onto a piece of 8 1/1 x 11 cardstock.
The truck, Route 66 sign and sentiment are all from the, "Hit the Road" stamp set, all were heat embossed and fussy cut (for some reason there is no matching die set for these stamps) everything and adhered them to the card with foam pads.


Sunday, December 17, 2017

Last 2017 Christmas Card

While working on my previous cactus Christmas card I also stamped a couple using my cactus and die sets so I decided to make a 2nd cactus Christmas card.

I used scraps from the last card to create this card. This time I remembered to emboss the red panel.
The, "decorations" are some old jewels I wanted to use up. I also added a bit of ribbon, twine and a brad all from my stash.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Penguin/Cactus Christmas Card

I had a bit of free time yesterday and I wanted to make something totally different for Christmas. So I used my Cricut to cut a cactus with the Southwest cartridge and went to work. I had planned on embossing the red layer but you know how that goes, it was already on the card before I remembered. With this weather (low 60's and sunny) it is kind of hard to think of Christmas being right around the corner.

These penguins have been in my stash for a long time, they are charms. I took the rings off of the tops and used brads to attach them to the cactus.

I am entering this card into this challenge:

Fantabulous Cricut - 316 - Christmas