V is for Valentine!

I love making Valentine cards!  I designed these cards for a February class at Scrapbook Cove.  They can be adapted for other occasions by changing the inside sentiments. I used Lawn Fawn stamps and coordinating dies, and a few other dies to complete the lay outs. A few glitter accents and Nuvo drops complete the lay out. Have you made your cards yet?  Can’t wait to mail mine.


Fun Winter Holiday Cards!

Creating cards for special family children is so exciting.  I used a fabulous set from Mama Elephant for the dancing reindeer card.  I used Neenha paper for stamping, die cutting and coloring with Copic markers.  A snowy hill die cut and sentiment from Right At Home stamps finish the front. I added another reindeer to the inside above the sentiment. And of course a bit of glitter for the shine.  The snowman was pieced from die cut circles, twig arms, paper scarf and a shiny glitter carrot nose.  Finishing touch was the black Nuvo drops.  Love it!  Can’t wait to hear how the kids like them.   Take a look!

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Time To Be Merry and Bright!

My Christmas cards have been sent and received.  I love the way they came out this year.  I used new stamps from Right At Home stamps and coordinating dies and word stamps.  The poinsettias were painted using water based  Zig markers.  I discovered glitter shimmer paper the was wonderful for die cutting word and the trees.  Take a look!


Have an A+ Year in School!

It is that time of year when the new academic begins.  I created this card to send to my grandson and for some of my teacher friends.  I used many different pieces for the die cuts, paper and glittery accents.  To create the notepaper, I glued lined loose leaf paper to a piece of card stock and then die cut this using a notepad die cut.  The background paper are rulers so I thought that would be appropriate to use.  The pencil is an old one from Whippersnappers.  I die cut the A+, stamped the sentiment on the bottom and added dotted lines to connect to the sentiment.  I added ‘have an A+ year in school’ to the inside.  I love how all the pieces came together.  A tiny gold star finishes the layout!pencil.jpg

Colorful Squiggle Flowers!

Many times a card sketch or color challenge inspires a card project and this time it was the Sugar Pea Mix It Up Challenge for August-#SPMIU34 challenge  I like stripe, dots and circles so I combined as many of these elements as I could.  After searching through my collection of paper I could not find a stripe paper that I liked, so I created my own.  I cut strips of cool blue paper and added them to a white card base and die cut the background paper.  I stamped a trio of flowers and leaves  from a Simon Says Stamp set.  I watercolored them using Zig markers and fancy cu them out.  I also cut out a circle of vellum paper to put behind the flowers.  I outlined each flower using a glitter pen from a  beautiful set of Kaiser Craft pens. A thread nest behind the flowers add some visual interest.  Some glittery Nuvo drops complete the layout.  Love the color combo!


Happy Thoughts!

Water reactive tissue paper is an interesting paper to create with.  I cut circles from a variety of colors of tissue paper including pinks, oranges and reds.  The color from the paper is water reactive when wet and creates wonderful background colors.  I am amazed on what the final watercolor paper will look like.  I added a die cut word and a small word tag. And of course a few glitter drops.  Ready for some special friends for their mailbox.  This is a submission for the Sunday Stamps Color Challenge SSC159 Summer Petals using the color challenge.happy card.JPG

Cards To Perk You Up!