Sunday, March 24, 2019

It's been awhile...

Hello there! It's been quite some time since I have been on blogger. Nothing new here - just card making on weekends.
I am sharing a few cards I have made over the last few months with some old & new papers & supplies I have purchased.

 I made this birthday card using Authentique Stitches

 This was a card for Valentines Day using this years Authentique Valentine collection which I cannot remember the name at the moment.
 Another birthday card using Authentique Party paper line.
 Another Valentine card using papers from Authintique

And this is a 12 x 12 framed art using Authentique Clover paper line. Tamra from Country Craft Creations does live tutorials on these monthly framed art. This one, of course, is for March.

And of course I will close with a picture of my sweet little man - taken in February right before he went to see Disney On Ice.

Have a great week ahead!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Happy 2019

Happy new year everyone! 
In my last post I showed you some gift card holders with matching envelopes that I made. Below are money holder cards I made for last minute gifts. Instead of a magnet closure, I made a bellyband to slide on and off the holder.

You can also change up the pattern paper to match any occasion. Below I used some Graphic 45 paper and made a birthday money holder -

These are so easy to make and uses up a lot of your scraps.
That is all for now. Enjoy your week ahead!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Gift card holders

My oh my, I hadn’t realized how long it’s been since I posted last! I have been busy making gifts, Christmas cards, and baking cookies. My 2 year old grandson was helping -

And here is what I was working on most recently-gift card holders. So very easy and fun to embellish!

 I also made a matching envelope to keep the gift card holders in.
I used various dies to cut out mittens and stockings to embellish the front of each card holder.

My next post I will share some folios I made for gift giving.
Thanks for peeking. Enjoy your weekend and have a very, merry Christmas.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Desk Calendar

Good morning! Can you believe Halloween is only a few days away? To me, that marks the start of the "holidays"!

I followed a tutorial by Tamra Merrill of Country Craft Creations of her desk calendar. My version is the same other than using different papers. I used the Graphic 45 A Time to Flourish for all the calendar pages inside.  For the front and back covers, I used SEI Granny's Kitchen. Now that's going way back! See, I told you I was a hoarder when it coms to my papers!

The ribbon closure is seam binding from my stash. The flower is from Prima. The decorative strip of card stock was punch out using a Martha Stewart punch.
 Here is a look at the inside -

These papers are just too beautiful and don't need any embellishments. The few I did were fussy cut from the paper and adhered to the actual calendar.

I may go back and add some wink of Stella to some of the flowers ...maybe. This beautiful paper doesn't need much added to it!

That's it from me. Enjoy your week ahead!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Spooky Sweets

Hi friends,
A couple of weeks ago I attended a Stamping Up workshop where we made a pocket card using their new Halloween bundle "Spooky Sweets".

Since I did not splurge this year and buy any new Halloween papers, I improvised using what I had in my stash and made a couple more. Not only will the pocket fit a sweet treat but you can use it to hold a gift card.

That is it from me this chilly and rainy Sunday. Enjoy your week ahead!

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Warm and Cozy

Sunday evening already! Where did the weekend go?
Dropping by to share a quick and simple mini album - this came together in a day, not kidding! I plan to make many more and hopefully accumulate enough of these and other style mini albums and cards to have my own booth next year in a craft show!

I used last year's Carta Bella paper line called Warm and Cozy. I love this paper and the stickers - so rustic and cozy for sure!

The album measures 4 3/4 x 8 1/2 and uses twine for a closure. I took one of the stickers and adhered it to a piece of cardstock and popped it up with dimensionals from Stamping Up.

 The inside cover lifts up for a photo mat, and pulls down for another photo mat.
It is held shut by a magnet.

 More pages and spots for photos and journaling.

Last page with a 'cozy' tuck spot and the inside back cover has stacked pockets holding more photo mats. It packs quite a few pictures for being so simple and quick to make.

Hope you like it. Have a great week ahead.

Sunday, September 16, 2018


Have you started your Christmas crafting yet? I have the bug as you can see from the tags above!
This is last year's Stamping Up Christmas designer paper Home For Christmas. There are a few sheets of papers with these cute reindeer, Santas and ornaments. I fussy cut them out while relaxing in front of the TV one night so I have plenty of them all ready to go.

I cut out the tags with Stamping Up's tag punch, matted white card stock onto the tag. Using Pool Party ink, stamped stars and snowflakes and sentiments on the tags. I popped up the images with Stamping Up dimensionals. I finished the tags off by adding matching Pool Party glitter ribbon.

Thanks for stopping in - I have a feeling something is going on with blogger and cookies - I'm not getting comments from the few people that usually leave comments.
Have a good week ahead -