Monday, December 31, 2018

2018 FAVES

In 2014 when I began my blog adventure, my first post was my favorite cards from 2013.  So today I am writing my 554th post with my 2018 faves.  Link on the captions to go to the original posts. 

Happy Birthday
Wonderful Day
Blue Sakura
Happy Everything
Blue Iris
Red Bird
The bicycle card was a winner on Inspired by All the Little Things challenge and the blue iris was for my Casology guest designer spot.

As always, thanks for visiting today and all the other days of the year - have a wonderful 2019.

Saturday, December 29, 2018


The theme this month at A Blog Named Hero is "winter" and what could be more wintery that lots of snowflakes!  Especially here in Nebraska!!!

I made my own background with individual stamps, but this one would be much easier as it's a wonderful snowflake background stamp.  My background was stamped in Versamark and clear embossed.  Then I die cut the large snowflake (sorry it's discontinued) and made my card into a shaker using some iridescent sequins.  There is silver foil paper behind the die cut so the whole card is quite shiny.  I didn't add a sentiment as I thought it would distract from the design.

Be sure to enter a winter card in our challenge this month - there's a prize for two winners - $50 and $25 prizes are up for grabs!

I am entering my card in the A2Z December challenge - Winter Wonderland.

Thanks for visiting today and keep warm!

Friday, December 14, 2018


One more Christmas card and I hope I'm done!  Also needed a card for my A Blog Named Hero post today.


I used an older Hero Arts holly set for my card, but this one would also work well.  I stamped the holly with black ink and colored with alcohol markers - fussy cut it.  Then used the same stamp to make a background using Versamark ink and clear heat embossing.  The sentiment was done the same way so it's all a shiny background.  Cut down the panel to 5x3.75", backed with fun foam and added to a soft grey base.  Adhered the holly and a few red enamel dots for berries and done!

A new challenge begins tomorrow at A Blog Named Hero - be sure to check it out!!

I am entering my card in the Happy Little Stampers December CAS challenge - emboss.

Thanks for stopping by today and happy holly days!

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.