Sunday, February 25, 2018


Good Sunday morning! The sun is finally making an appearance today. It has been a wet week here in  Chicagoland. My sump pump has not stopped once - that's a good thing!

Here are a couple cards I made for Valentine's Day. For my grandson -

I wrapped a red gingham piece of ribbon around gray card stock and adhered it to a red card base.
Using an older Stampin Up stamp set called Have a Heart, I stamped the image on a white circle die cut and layered it onto a scallop circle die cut. Using water color pencils, I colored the images. I added Glossy Accents to the hearts to make them stand out. I added some heart stickers to the lower right hand corner of the card.

This next card I made for Aiden, my Godson -

I used pattern papers from Authentique. I cut out the XOXO using my Circuit. The heart trim is punched from black card stock. I mounted the Bingo card onto black card stock and tucked in the Hugs and Kisses tag behind it.  

That is it for today. I am working on a different style album using Authentique's Fabulous paper line.                                                                                                 Hopefully it will be finished by next Sunday for me to share. Enjoy your week ahead -

Sunday, February 11, 2018

About A Boy

Are you getting clobbered with snow in your area? Since Thursday night, we have gotten well over a foot of snow! My son came over with his snow blower Friday morning, I shoveled another 6 inches Friday night, and another 3 inches this morning. I'm sure all the kids are loving it as all the local schools were closed on Friday!
I finished the baby boy pocket mini album I have worked on since January. So grab a cup of something as there are quite a few photos (I really need to learn how to video this stuff!) The paper line is by Photoplay called About A Boy. All cardstock is from Stampin Up.

 front cover
 Back cover
 inside front cover-magnetic closure that opens up into a pocket folio.

I made photo booklets using all the cut aparts  in this paper line.

 5.5 x 5.5 photo mats in the side pockets.

 Inside back cover has a waterfall folio with a magnetic closure

I deleted about 6-8 pictures as they were turned sideways. I'm still getting acclimated to the IMac.

Last weekend my grandson attended his very first Disney On Ice show. I adore this picture my DIL took of him during the show -
And when he started to get antsy - he was dancing in the aisle!

That is it from me. Enjoy the week ahead -

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Fashion Plate

Happy Sunday! Wow, over a month has passed since I have been on my blog. I have been busy working on a baby album for a shower gift that is coming up in March. Once it's finished I'll post some pictures.
I did change gears and made a couple of girlie cards, one to be used as a birthday card. This gal is one heck of a seamstress so I always like to make her card to reflect her passion.

I saw a page of a mini album on Pinterest and change it up into a card. The paper is from Graphic 45 "A Ladies Diary". The chipboard dress form from Maya Road was painted black. I traced the form onto pattern paper to dress it up, added a flower and rhinestone to the waist and rhinestones to the neckline. I finished it off by adding black rhinestones to the bottom of the card.

Another card off of Pinterest - using the same paper line, I cut out one of the cut  aparts from the 8x8 paper pad, distressed it with black ink and adhered to the left side of the card on top of a piece of lace. I added sone pearls to the center of a couple of the flowers on the pattern paper and along the right side of the card.

I'm also trying to get use to an iMac which my generous children gave me for Christmas. It's been a difficult transition for me since I'm so use to Windows and an Android cell phone.
Enjoy your week ahead!

Thursday, December 21, 2017


Happy Holidays! How is all your hustle and bustle coming along? I have to say this is the first Christmas in many years that I have been done with all my shopping for a couple of weeks now!
I hit sales, used promo codes and free shipping on just about everything I ordered online. Even my christmas cards were mailed earlier than normal too!
But I just can't pack away all my christmas paper packs, stamps, dies, and embellishments just yet! This afternoon I was scrolling through Pinterest and came across a couple of cards using a die that I ordered earlier this month but never got to use. So I found myself picking out papers and my stickles and created this card -                                                                                                                               
I layered pattern papers from Graphic 45's Christmas Past and adhered it to an ivory card base. I die cut the ornament in gold cardstock and the word peace out of pattern paper. You can't see it in the pictures, but I used red stickles to add some sparkle to the berries on the pattern paper and the red stripes.

 I will end my post here with a picture of my little helper this christmas season!

Wishing you all a blessed Christmas!


Sunday, December 3, 2017

2018 desk calendars

Hi there!
Popping in to share another christmas project I'll be giving away as christmas gifts. These are easy peasy to make and is a good way to use up scraps of pattern paper.

 These 3 were decorated using paper by Simple Stories 'I Am'. All I had to do was fit it to the front of a 4.25 x 5.5 piece of cardstock, print off a 2018 calendar and adhere it to the upper left corner.
 And this one was covered with My Minds Eye  Lost And Found 'Blush' pattern paper.

Taking a 4x4 piece of matching cardstock, scored and adhered to the inside of the front and back creates the easel.

That is it from me this week. In my little corner of the states, we are enjoying some mild temps for early December - today it got up to 60 degrees!
Enjoy the rest of your week!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Shadow effect

Hi friends,
I sure do love my Sunday mornings! Just sitting here in my jammies enjoying a cup of coffee and downloading pictures from my cell onto my computer. I came across a birthday card I made a few weeks ago and thought I would share it.

Very clean and simple and put together quickly. All supplies are from Stampin Up. I used white cardstock for my base and layered it with a panel of Delightful Dijon cardstock. I took another white panel and stamped ink splatters using Delighful Dijon ink. Actually those ink splatters is a stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge set. I then cut out the Happy Birthday using a die in both black and Delightful Dijon cardstock. I layered them together to give it a shadow effect and to add dimension.

I've been making all sorts of hand made christmas cards and gifts lately. I made 2 more waterfall cards that I posted about last week. This is a great way to use up those scraps you are saving!

I had paper scraps and ephemera pieces left from a mini album I made last year using Carta Bella Christmas Wonderland paper pack.

I found a simple tutorial on making desktop calenders which will make for a fun Secret Santa gift for a coworker! I'll share some of those next week. Until then, enjoy your week ahead and have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 12, 2017


Oh boy, I discovered a new YouTube channel called MayMay Made It! She is amazing! She's from Alabama and I love listening to her talk with her southern accent and charm. I came across a couple of projects she has done - and not just card making. She is one crafty lady. Check out her youtube channel- maymaymadeit.
She has a 5 part series called 60 cards/tags from one paper pack. I followed along and made every card and tag from a christmas collection, leaving a couple of scrap pieces. I am all set with my christmas cards for the next 2 years!
I also played along with her tutorial on a card that has a pull tab that creates a waterfall folio. The first one is the one I made following along with the video using the 6x6 collection by Carta Bella A Very Merry Christmas.


 Below is my version of the same style card using a Graphic 45 collection:


The bottom part of the page with the pattern paper would be for a photo, and the top part could be for another photo or use to journal the picture.
As promised, I finished decorating the mini album that I showed you last week. I used Authentique Wintry.

 The inside left features a horizontal and a vertical folio with a magnetic band.
 This is the center that has another folio along with a pocket.

I made a few photo booklets to stick inside the pocket in center of the album.
That is it for this Sunday. Have a great week ahead.