Wednesday, December 5, 2018


Do you have a stash of patterned paper?  Here is an idea for using some of it.  I like to give a little gift to some of my friends and this is it for this year!

I used 6x6" squares of double sided Christmas papers and folded them into these little origami pockets, stamped the sentiment and tucked a chocolate in the pocket - done!  Once you get the hang of the fold it's super easy to make a bunch in no time flat!  Here's how to do it!   I used my MISTI for stamping the sentiment.  

I am entering this in Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - "Wrap It Up".
Thanks for stopping by and hope you might like to make some of these for your friends.

Sunday, December 2, 2018


One of the themes from which to choose at the Card Chain Challenge for November was deer - so made another scene with my woodland trees embossing folder.

I am sending my card to Hilary in England - also included some snowflakes with my card as she told me it seldom snows where she lives.  My card is also very glitterry as I spritzed it with some shimmer spray.  Hope she likes it!

Thanks for stopping by today and hope your day is wonderful. 

Friday, November 30, 2018


I was so pleased when Michelle Lupton asked me to join her Christmas card challenge again this year. 

I challenged her to do an eclipse card.  For my card I stamped a Christmas bouquet from the PTI Spruce and Sprigs stamps set.  I die cut my sentiment and popped it up with black foam.  Added some clear crystal drops to some of the berries, matted it in black and mounted it on a pale gray card base.

You can see Michelle's wonderful card here. Thanks Michelle for having me join you in this fun challenge.

Thanks for stopping by - love to read your kind comments - hope you have a fantastic day.

Thursday, November 29, 2018


The theme for this month's challenge at A Blog Named Hero is "grateful".   Our Thanksgiving Day was just last week (and I am so thankful I was able to spend it with my daughter and family) so I made a card with the colors of fall (my favorite season).

The technique I used for my card is sometimes called Joseph's coat and I did use many colors for my leaves - Hero Arts inks Butter Bar, Dark Quartz, Field Greens and distress inks Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, and Gathering Twigs.  When I had finished sponging all these colors (except Gathering Twigs) on my piece of white cardstock, I let it dry overnight - really important to have your piece completely dry.  Before stamping the leaves with Versamark, I rubbed the panel with my embossing powder pad.  The leaf stamp I used is an older Hero Arts block maple leaf, but this one or this one from their current collection would work equally as well.  The leaves were then embossed with clear embossing powder.  Finally I sponged the Gathering Twigs distress ink over the whole piece and used my microfiber cloth to rub away any excess ink.  I cut the panel down to 5"x3.75" and used fun foam to layer it on my card base.  The sentiment was cut from some copper metallic cardstock that was in a My Monthly Hero Kit awhile back.  Added some "dew drops" with glossy accents and done.

Here's a closeup of how pretty the copper looks against the fall colors.

There are prizes to be won for this month's challenge - a $50 and $25 gift card to Hero Arts - so enter your card(s) here to have a chance at winning!!

I am also entering my card in the a2z Scrapbooking challenge for this month which is "give thanks".

Thanks for visiting today and always love to read your kind comments. 


Saturday, November 17, 2018


The challenge this week at Just Add Ink is to use a big bold sentiment.  And as it so happens, I had been working on several cards with just that kind of sentiment.

The Christmas bouquet was created with PTI's Spruce and Sprigs stamps which is one of my favorite sets of theirs.  The sentiment uses Altenew's Bold Caps which were popped up with some fun foam.  The card base is PTI's soft stone and I added a few red Nuvo drops to give some dimension to the berries.

I am also entering my card in Addicted to Stamps... for their challenge using a holiday theme.

Glad you stopped by today and hope you like my card.