Sunday, November 23, 2014


 I needed one birthday card for work for December and I like to follow sketches for special cards, my friend Monika told me about the House of Cards Sketch so I used that to design my card with these other challenges in mind also:
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: 2 or More Colors
House of Cards: November: A Sketch
Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge:Things With Wings
Everybody Art Challenge: Circle on your Card

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Cup of Sunshine

This cute digi Cup of Sunshine  from Meljen Designs makes a nice card that can be used for a thank you, birthday or any occasion needed.  I started with a normal A2 card, scored at  4 1/4" and then again at 2 1/8" and formed a mountain fold. Decorate with pattern papers and cut a thin strip of white with an edge punch for interest on the left edge.  Cut out image with die cut of choice, and cut a size larger out of two sided patterned paper.  Assemble as shown. I colored the image with Copic markers.  This would be cute done in Christmas colors too!  A few fun challenges:
Meljen Designs: Thank you
Tip Top Tuesday: Three or More Papers
Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes
Stampavie and More: Anything Goes
Uniko Studio: Anything Goes

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Seasons Greetings

Just a few versions of my main Christmas card this year. Much cleaner and simpler than usual as I wanted to be able to work on it in my recliner while recouping from my foot surgery, doing great, back to work next Monday!  I won this Die Versions lovely seasons greetings die cut on a blog hop on Cherish Each Precious Day blog. I used a variety of shimmery papers and a few snowflakes with some bling but this die did not really need much embellishing. I've also seen this on patterned paper, and with poinsettia's below the greeting.
 The bottom card is inlaid.  You cut the die out of your card front, save the pieces but set aside the greeting to use another time.  Cut the greeting out of another color cardstock.  Cover a piece of cardstock with adhesive and place on the back of your card front.  Place the new saying on the card front and fill in the spaces with the pieces matching the color of your card front. This makes a lovely card and I want to try this with other dies besides words. !  Thanks Patti for showing me this technique. 
Take care all!
A Few Challenges:

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Fun Fold

I made this card last month for Bosses Day and the spare was sent to a friend so she would have the pattern.  We spotted a similar card in a little shop browsing after lunch and thought it was cute.  It's always fun to try a new fold or technique.  Sorry I have not posted for awhile and thanks to those that checked on me.  I had minor foot surgery last Monday so am spending my time in the recliner, having major craft room withdrawal.  I did get my Christmas cards cut and stamped before so I can put those together in my recliner, and I am catching up on reading, and blog visiting on my Kindle. I'll try to get another post up in about a week. Take care all!

Sunday, November 2, 2014



My first time playing with gelato's was at my friend Shirley's, so much fun! I
brought my leaves home (and the white rim left from cutting the leaf out) and she
sent me with this cute patterned paper.  The top  card is going to a friend who brought
her mom home on hospice and the other to my "chemo buddy" as her weekly
card. The fall colors are very bright and cheery here in St. Louis, MO ,
we took a drive last weekend out to wine country in Augusta, MO to enjoy
the view.  Have a good week all!
Hiding in My Craft Room: Fall Colors
Paradise of Stamps #5:Autumn
Sister Act Card Challenge #81

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Supplies: DCVW Paper, Spellbinders Big Scallop Circle Die,
Dashes, Dots and Circles Ribbon, brad from my stash.

This cute little digi: Cat'o'lantern is from Meljen Designs.  It is such a cute image to
color and design with.  I made several similar but different versions of this card
 and they should of arrived at their destinations today.  A few fun challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge #131 (Halloween)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Supplies:  Patterned paper is Provo Craft, Fish digi is from
Vintage Digital Stamps, Fish stamp is TPC Studio.
 I made this card for a friends birthday next week. He always smokes fish
that he has caught when his wife and I have a stamping marathon and
it is fabulous, so I wanted a fish themed card for his birthday.  Last
visit he fixed lunch for us too (pastrami and cheese Panini's) that
were fabulous. I pop doted the fish just in the center to make it
look like it was swimming, and could not resist some wink of stella
to make him shimmer!  My dear husband made the hook for me out
of a paper clip.