Monday, June 12, 2017

Birthday Girl

My sweet grandaughter's  birthday card.
She loved it!

Friday, April 7, 2017


shaker die--Queen and Company
Rocket Ship, moon and stars--Papertrey Ink
"hello"  Penny Black

Thursday, March 30, 2017

More Fun With Shaker Cards

I have been having SO much fun making shaker cards!!  This card uses a camera die and "hello" die  from a Queen and Company kit.  I am going to use this camera die for scrapbooking too.

Saturday, October 10, 2015


Here's  rustic little card for a sister.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Images are digitals, purchased from Snap Click and cut out with the Silhouette Cameo.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Baby Girl

Here's a sweet little baby card for a sweet little baby girl.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Baby Boy

Images from Provo Craft
Basic card was cut with the Silhouette Cameo

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Rain or Shine

I used some more of that Stampin' Up paper with my Cameo. The tag is one of the new Fiskars tag punches and the umbrellas are a Papertrey die.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

You and Me

Some years ago Provo Craft had an online program called Hugbug.  Each month they had great digital clip art files you could purchase and use in your scrapbooks and cards.  Our computer was recently compromised, and I lost all my Hugbug files.  This is a card that I had made before I lost everything.

Friday, September 25, 2015


I combined this awesome new paper from Stampin' Up with my Silhouette Cameo and came up with this card.  I used a black Velcro dot to keep it firmly closed for an envelope.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015

Birthday Bug

Images are from Papertrey Ink
Sentiment punch is a Stampin' Up
Cuttlebug Embossing folder

Friday, March 6, 2015

With Sympathy

Images are from Papertrey Ink

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Birthday Candle

The template for this card was cut on my Silhouette Cameo.
It is available at the online Silhouette Design Store

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Baby Girl Flip Card

The pattern for this flip card is from The Silhouette Studio Online Store

Friday, February 27, 2015


Okay, so I have a lot of "stuff"--some of which I have had for years.  I don't have room to keep everything in the wrappers, bags, or boxes it came in.  My papers are in drawers, mostly removed from the cellophane or covers.  My card making is a hobby for "fun."  I don't do it to promote a company's product  line in order to be "recognized" or to get free "stuff."   My dies are in boxes, different brands all together.  I don't remember what company many of them are from.  I do have a ton of Spellbinders, and buy from Taylored Expressions and My Favorite Things.  I also have both a Slice Machine and a Silhouette Cameo.  When I put a card up on my blog, it is because I had fun making it and want to share.  I will include the names of the companies whose products I used on the card when I remember them.  I don't have time to track down whose punch I used or whose paper or stamp. If someone really needs to know, email me and I will try to help figure it out.  Thanks for your understanding.

Flower die--Papertrey Ink
Circle Dies--Spellbinders

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Happy Birthday Cat

The cat image is from Patti's Kids and available online at Stampin' Plus Scrapin'
The other images are from the Silhouette Design Store online.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Summer Bright Colors

My first card of the summer. 

YAY Summer!!!!

It must be summer!!!

My grandson is enjoying the great outdoors with a popsicle or two!!!

 And another grandson chooses ice cream!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Day 5 Step Card

I used a cut out from Graphic 45 as my focal image on this card.  The bow is seam tape.  I made the flower with paper from the same My Mind's Eye paper pad, using a die from My Favorite Things.  I used a Spellbinder die for the scallop across the top.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Step Card Day 4

 Kept this card very simple, but the mix of papers makes it still look special!  This is a Penny Black image.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Step Card Day 3

Love this mix of papers and the jar of lemonade.  The stamps are from Papertrey Ink.  The little flower punch is EK Success.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Step Card Day 2

This time I layered  my image on a scalloped oval and still had room to add some embellishments.  I again used the folded circle embellishment.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Step Card

I came across a blog the other day that has some pretty amazing cards.   It belongs to a lovely lady named Desire Fourie and is called "Doing Life."  You can find it at  this web address and I know you won't be disappointed!  She makes some pretty unusual embellishments from paper folding that are a great change from the usual buttons, bows, etc.

I was caught by Desire's use of the "step card."  They fit into my tastes perfectly, as they allow you to mix different paper designs, which I love to do, and provide a good size card base to work on; lots of times I find the usual A2 and A6 cards are not quite big enough.  Sooooooo I have been having a great time playing with the step card design!

My cards are not as grand as Desire's, but I did use one of her folded circle embellishments on my cards.  Using this image on an A2 card would pretty much take up most of the front of the card.  But on this step card  layout, there is still plenty of room to mix papers, add embellishments, and even a sentiment if you wanted to.

I will be posting more of the step cards in the next few days.  Hope you like them!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

All the Best

It's always hard for me to come up with embellishments for a "guy card."  I love to use ribbons, flowers, lace, and bows--all not really manly.  I think tags and these simple buttons do the job!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Thinking of You

After adding the butterfly and stamping the sentiment, I felt there was too much "empty" space on the oval layer.  It just needed something to complete it.  So I added the three "pearls" with my pearl paint I LOVE that stuff and use it more often than not when I want to add a little something.  I usually buy it two bottles at a time!  The paper is Graphic 45 and the dies are Spellbinders.

Monday, July 29, 2013


While this card may be a little late for June graduates, I am saluting those who are graduating the end of the summer, as our daughter did a few years back.  I combined things from several different companies to complete this card.

Sunday, July 28, 2013


Stampin' Up has some nice new stuff (new to me, anyway) and I have my wish list!  This is one of the things I had a the top--a stamp set with a gingham circle image and a roller stamp to go along with it.  I matched it up with some Papertrey button images for this card.

Friday, July 26, 2013


Combined some Spellbinders with one of my favorite Penny Black images.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Praying for You

I am totally hooked on the Spellbinder dies and pulled them out again to play.


Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Here is something just a bit different.  I used a border die to actually make a border!  Usually I run the along the card somewhere but here I used it to border the card. I matched it on the back of the card too, so it would stand up.   I found some gorgeous "pearly" card stock I didn't remember I had and it came out beautifully when I cut it with these dies.

Card for a young man

Found some sweet paper pads at Archivers last week.  Got one in pinks and the other in blues, which is what was used on this card.  The train engine is from Papertrey and I had already had it in my stash of images, done in the perfect colors to go along with this paper!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Greetings to You

Found a couple of these pretty roses that I thought were all gone.  What a pleasant surprise.  My friend Sue Lelli found them on one of her trips to Florida before she DESERTED us and moved there! (sticks tongue out)  They are from Prima and I love the color and the size.  The frame is a Spellbinders that I hardly ever use and the border is Martha Stewart.   Not sure about the paper, as I took all my 6 inch and under papers  out of the packages and pads and have them in a box on my desk.  Finding things when I need them is not always an easy task in my room.  After so many years of stamping/scrapping/collecting, I have acquired quite a roomful of STUFF. Try as I might, it is never neat and tidy and in a perfect world, I would have it all arranged in alphabetical order on shelves or in files or plastic drawers.
This is only a portion of the room.  On the flip side is my sewing machine, a wall of jars with embellishments and a walk in closet full of stuff.  Pathetic, I know.  I blame it all on my friends, who are fantastic ENABLERS. :o)  I do love my wood floor because I can zoom around the room and get whatever I need IF I can remember where it is!!!! 

Thursday, June 27, 2013

A Thought Away

Along with the Spellbinders, I have gotten a LOT of use from this paper that my pal, Sandy, gave me for Christmas.  It is so beautiful that between the paper and the dies, the card just turns out gorgeous!  Plus, I have had the ribbon for a couple years and never had anything that it "matched."  So, you can imagine how happy I was that it goes so well with this paper!  WOO HOO!