Thursday, 18 October 2018

Easel Cards - FotoBella

Hello Crafty Friends,
Here are my second projects of the month featuring the glorious Graphic 45 kit "Off to the Races." I hope you enjoy my two easel cards. I did one super feminine card with a touch of lace and the second one was more masculine by avoiding the rose designs. So it is good to note that with what may appear to be a feminine kit, it is possible to make manly projects from this kit as well.
Find out all the details HERE on the FotoBella Blog.

Supplies: Graphic 45
Off to the Races 12x12 and 8x8 I REALLY Want It All Bundle

Off to the Races 12x12 Paper Pad
Off to the Races Coordinating Card Stock
Off to the Races Ephemera Cards Off to the Races Stickers
Off to the Races Banners
Off to the Races Tags & Pockets
Off to the Races Chipboard

Other Supplies:

  • card base (5x7")
  • 3D foam tape
  • scoring board & tool
  • hot glue gun
  • lace / feather
  • craft knife
  • brads
  • baker's twine

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Maculine Cards - FotoBella

Hey There,
If you know someone who is crazy for horses then this is the kit for you. This equestrian theme kit is cram packed with horses racing & jumping.  For the true equestrian lover, there are unlimited possibilities. I began by selecting a card from the ephemera pack. Everything coordinates so easily, it is nearly impossible to go wrong when selecting background papers and mattes. I added small embellishments by selecting ornate metal charms and coordinating chipboard accents.  Truly amazing! Let's go "Off to the Races!"  Find out all about my cards HERE.

If you prefer, you can downplay the horse theme a bit if you focus on the abundance of roses and the stunning woman adorned with incredible hats & attire.  Beautiful intricate patterns and elegantly dressed people intermix to the perfect proportion to create a luxurious feast for the eyes as only Graphic 45 can achieve. Stay tuned, later this month I'll be back to share my very feminine cards created from the Graphic 45 - Off to the Races kit.

A Closer Look:

  • thread
  • 3D foam tape
  • bracket die
  • die cutting machine
  • card base (5x7")

    Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, 8 October 2018

If the Broom Fits - Quick Ideas

I wanted to make a non-scary & non-creepy Halloween card. The "Witch Silhouette" image was the perfect answer.  I layer multiple stamps and then colored just the hat and broom as prominent features.  I hope you notice that my cute little gem covered spider dangles from a sparkly thread in the lower right corner.  So it can swing freely when the card is handled for an extra surprise.
This card is entered into the following CHALLENGES...
A Closer Look:

Blank Page Muse Stamps:

Creative Inspiration Online Magazine Issue #26

If you need some Autumn inspiration take a trip over to see the latest Creative Inspiration Online Magazine. The October issue is full of talented ladies from all over the world.   Participants were to be inspired the following mood board and include themes like family, friends, fall, thankful, & school related images.  Be on the lookout for my 2 scrapbook pages (1min 18secs) and 3 cards (3min 51secs).  Thanks again to Bev for putting together another wonderful issue.

Sunday, 7 October 2018

World Card Making Day - FotoBella

Happy WORLD Card Making Day!!!
These cards are simply for any occasion and can be used for a friend who needs a pick-me-up. When you wish you could be there in person to give your friend a much needed hug but can't...send a beautiful handmade card. These papers are super feminine and the subtle colors work perfectly together.  Visit the Fotobella Blog to see my 2 cards as well as a bunch more beautiful cards from the Design Team.

Friday, 5 October 2018

Design Team Call

Hey Friends,
I am excited to announce that Blank Page Muse are looking to add to their design team for a 6 month term!  If you love rubber stamping and enjoy creating cards, scrapbook pages, tags, jewelry, home decor, party favors, altered items, and mixed media projects- They are looking for you!  The deadline to apply is October 26th.  Find out all the info HERE.
About Blank Page Muse:
Blank Page Muse is a manufacturer of deeply etched red rubber stamps. They are a small family owned and operated company.  The eclectic range of rubber stamps are pressed, cut and packaged in Southern California.  BPM offer so many themes of stamps from Steampunk to Vintage and from Holidays to Whimsical.  So you see, they have what it takes to break the blank page!

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Witch Moon Card - Blank Page Muse

I just love silhouette forms and this witch is simply perfect!  I masked the moon, layered images, and created the sky by blending distress inks.  I think a mildly creepy moonlit night background was just what the sexy silhouette needed.  You will find the complete tutorial over on the Blank Page Muse Blog.
This card is entered into the following challenges...
A Closer Look:

Blank Page Muse Stamps:
Other Supplies:
  • black ink pad
  • clear mounting block
  • patterned paper
  • chalk
  • blue ink
  • ink blending tool
  • 2.5" circle punch
  • white dome gem
  • pumpkin embellishment
  • ribbon
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Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Feathered Friends Winter Card - Rubber Dance Forever Challenge

Here are my cute birdies sitting in a bare winter tree. I added a feminine flare by stamping a lace background for my matting layer.
This card is submitted into the following challenges...
Stamp Supplies:  (

Monday, 1 October 2018

Feathered Friends - Rubber Dance Forever Challenge

Here are my little birdies on bubbles. I simply stamped the background design using a multi-color ink pad and then used various sized circle dies to cut my bubbles.
This card is submitted into the following challenges...

Stamp Supplies: (

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Color My Heart Challenge - Color Dare

Hi Friends,
Aren't these the cutest flowers you've ever seen?  I just love them.

This card is entered into the following challenges...

Stamp Supplies:  Rubber Dance (

Saturday, 29 September 2018

It's National Coffee Day! - FotoBella

Calling all coffee lovers!  Grab a cup, sit back, and relax.  I can just smell the aroma now!  I hope you like my card in tribute to National Coffee Day! Check out the FotoBella Blog.
Visit the FotoBella Blog HERE to learn more.
This card is submitted into the following challenges:
A Closer Look:

FotoBella Supplies: 

Other Supplies:
  • card base (5x7")
  • foam tape
  • liquid adhesive
  • doilie
  • paper rose

More Than Words Challenge

Today I am sharing my layout for the More Than Words Challenge Blog.  The theme for inspiration was "sunshine & yellow." My little niece is such a miracle and she does bring sunshine and happiness to all she meets.  I guess that is the job of a newborn!

Find out all the rules to participate in the challenge HERE.

Friday, 28 September 2018

More Than Words Challenge

Today I am sharing my layout for the More Than Words Challenge Blog.  The theme for inspiration was "sunshine & yellow." Here is my little niece doing her cute little arm stretches!  Her daddy is just so smitten with her.  She is definitely the sunshine in her daddy's eyes.  This layout is also submitted to the Scrap the Girls September Sketch Challenge.

Find out all the rules to participate in the More Than Words Challenge HERE.
Scrap The Girls Challenge
Find out more HERE.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

STAMPtember Challenge

Hi Crafty Friends,
Here is an easel style card with some beautiful botanical stamps to create the meadow.  The top layer of the card neatly tucks in behind the birthday greeting and stands to display perfectly.

This card is submitted for the following challenges...

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

STAMPtember Challenge

Hey There,
I'm not usually a CAS card maker but even without any 3D embellishments, I love how this card turned out.
This card is submitted for the following challenges...

Monday, 24 September 2018

STAMPtember Challenge

This card is submitted for the following challenges...
STAMPtember Challenge (Tim Holtz)
CAS on Friday (black white copper)
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge (monochrome)

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Wish Upon a Star Wall Art - Fotobella

Today I'm sharing my last project for September on the FotoBella Blog.  This month I was featuring the Graphic 45 - Imagine Kit.  My project is a 12x12 wall art full of whimsical charm and overflowing with dreamy qualities.

Presenting a sneak peek of.......When You Wish Upon a Star Wall Art!
To see more please visit FotoBella. HERE
FYI: The canvas was an upcycled Halloween wall decoration that contained a string of 6 mini LED lights. on the look in the after-holiday clearance aisle of your local value shop and see what item you can give a makeover.

Graphic 45 Imagine 12x12 Patterns and Solids Pad
Graphic 45 Imagine 12x12 Paper Pack 16 sheets
Graphic 45 Imagine Tags and Pockets
Graphic 45 Imagine Stickers
Graphic 45 Imagine Ephemera Cards
Graphic 45 Imagine Vintage Charms Hand Selected by FotoBella
Graphic 45 Imagine Coordinating Fibers and Embellishments Selected by FotoBella
All of these supplies can be found at

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Mechanical Bird Card - Blank Page Muse

Welcome to my bright and colorful semi-steampunk card. I love the look of gears and the mechanical bird image by Blank Page Muse but I'm not always a fan of the dark and dreary colors that are typical of steampunk.  "Keep on Moving" seems like a good title for it.
This card is submitted into these challenges...
Art Impressions Challenge (Circle Elements)
Blank Page Muse Stamps:
Birds & Clocks Rubber Stamp Set
Cogs & Gears Steampunk Background Rubber Stamp
Metal Screw profile view Art Rubber Stamp

  • Black ink pad
  • Distress Ink Pads (lime, cranberry, purple)
  • Spray bottle
  • Clear mounting block
  • Silver ink
  • Black marker
  • Brads
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Friday, 21 September 2018

Party Time! - Ladybug Bags

So my niece just celebrated her 1st Birthday, you know what that's time to PARTY & decorate. Four months ago my sister told me she chose a ladybug themed party and I was bestowed the title of Chief Decorator.

Here is the gift bag all the little kiddos went home with containing a book, a toy, & snack.  I folded down the top of the sack and punched 2 holes in the center.  Then I cut a bit of black cardstock and secured them together with white curly ribbon. Therefore, they were safe for little ones. The final finishing touch was simply tying on a thank you tag and curling the ribbons. They looked adorable sitting on the table by the door and were so convenient to hand out when the guests left. Even better they served a dual purpose: a party decoration and a thank you gift for guests.  Success!
My little kids gift bag is submitted in the challenges at...
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge - It's a Wrap
Just Add Ink - "Letter K"

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Adventure Begins Layout - FotoBella Reveal

Here is the big reveal of my first project for the FotoBella Design Team.  I used the Imagine Kit by Graphic 45 because of the beautiful pastel colors of soft rose blush, creamy yellows, and subtle shades of blue.  In the spirit of adventure and discovering the new lands of motherhood, I included many vintage hot air balloons.  To add texture to the layout, I included a worn metal charm, and soft touches of ribbons tied into faux bows.