Monday, September 17, 2012


I have been enjoying seeing cards on Pinterest and getting my creative juices flowing. 

I have found this blog by Heather Telford.  I just love the ideas she comes up with.  So I thought I would play and attempt to come up with watercolor card.  

Stamps:  Watercolor Trio (R)
Ink:  Black Stazon, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke
Cardstock:  Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze
Accessories:  Aqua painter, Buttons (Regal)

Another card I found on Pinterest got my attention.  
Below is my take on the card found here,

Stamps:  Nature's Wonder (Retired), Script (Retired) Blessings from Heaven
Cardstock:  Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Parisian Breeze Specialty Paper (Retired)
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Dimensionals, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Brass Brads

If you click on the photo it will enlarge it!

Monday, September 10, 2012



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Friday, September 7, 2012



I love finding new things to make and I love it even more when there is a tutorial and directions!

So here is a 3x3 post it note holder to make just in time for the holidays!

Please watch her video to see how to make it.

Ain't it cute????  And sooooo darn easy to make!

I am borrowing my husband's laptop so I don't know how to crop these pictures!  But I finally learned how to put my name etc. on it.

I would definitely view the video to see how she makes it, but you don't have to write down the dimensions as I have listed them here for you.

Here are the measurements:

  • Gumball green card stock measures 7 3/8" W x 3 1/4" H
  • score across long side at 3 1/8", 3 1/2", and 3 7/8"
  • Cherry Cobbler is 2 7/8" W x 3 1/8" H
  • Very Vanilla is 2 3/4" W x 3" H
  • Designer paper selections are punched with the 1 1/4" square punch  (as you can see there is a larger space between the top squares and the bottom squares, but because of the large cut out, it pretty much covers it.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


My upline gave us a challenge, with More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla

So this is what I came up with.

Stamp Sets:  (Hostess): Four Seasons, Tiny Tags (friends)
Cardstock:  More Mustard, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze
Ink:  More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke (markers)
More Mustard and Cajun Craze ink pads
Accessories:  Sponges, Stripes Textured Empressions, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, 2 1/2" circle, 2 3/8" scallop circle, dimensonals, piercing tool and mat
Techniques:  Sponging, Rock & Roll Technique (on the leaves)

Monday, September 3, 2012


I know it just turned September, but I'm trying to get a head start on Halloween!  I found this card on pinterest click here to see tutorial.  I used a different stamp set than Joan did because I didn't want to cut out each image.  The set I used was Tricky Treats and you can punch them out!

Stamp Set:  Tricky Treats pg 28 of catalog
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper pg 24 of the Holiday Catalog
Ink:  Basic Black (I recommend using Stazon instead)
Punches:  Curly Label, Extra Large Oval, Extra Large Tag, 1 3/4" Circle Punch  pages 182-185 

These next two cards I created for a class I am doing.  I really like how they turned out.  The Halloween DSP "Howlstooth & Scaringbone" is very versatile.  I used the same design but different colors for the background

I used More Mustard on this card.  The Basic Black is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and the More Mustard opens up and is 8" x 5 1/4" (scored at 4")

And Tangerine Tango on this one.  The Basic Black is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and the More Mustard opens up and is 8" x 5 1/4" (scored at 4")

Both cards I used:

Stamp Set:  Googly Ghouls pg 27 of Holiday Catalog
Cardstock:  Basic Black (for background) More Mustard, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, DSP Howlstooth & Scaringbone (pg 24 of the Holiday Catalog)
Ink:  Black Stazon
Accessories:  Black Satin Ribbon (retired)  1 1/4" circle, 1 3/8" circle, 1 3/4" scallop circle, modern label punch (I cut a very vanilla, then a basic black.  cut the basic black down the middle and then glued the pieces to the back of the very vanilla), dimensionals