Today I Choose Happiness Altered Mini-journal!

The Monday weekly challenge for #SimonSaysStamp blog is any craft that begins with an “A”.   I created an altered mini-journal for my “A” challenge submission.  The background paper was created with blended  distress ink #rangerinks. and stencils  #rangerstencils.   I added a vintage black and white photo that I colored with distress inks, textured rick rack ribbon and embossed two corners with textured embossing powder. A small piece of dictionary page, a word banner and a glossy accent tiny heart complete the altered cover.  Time to start writing!

A mini journal with a brand new look!
A mini journal with a brand new look!

Happy Bluebird!

Here is my creation for the Wednesday Splitcoaststampers  challenge.  I used an Impression Obsession  bird stamp, inked and shaded with stencils.  I added a book page wing and a tiny heart.  Tiny strips of brown paper created the nest.  The graph paper was printed from  Inked stencils and embossed paper added accent and textures.  Ready to send to someone special!  #impressionobsession  #splitcoaststampers #rangerink

Paper bluebird brings happy thoughts
Paper bluebird brings happy thoughts

“Be You (Tiful) Tall Chloe Flower Stems!

Here is my #Simonsaysstampblog Wednesday challenge card for Spring and April Showers!  Die cut Chloe flowers #memorybox  in white added to die cut circles  #nelliecirclediecuts.  Arranged on patterned paper #bobunnypaper,word banner with a yellow accent brad.  Just beautiful and simple!

Simple card layout using Memory Box die cut and circles.  Glitter glue adds the sparkle!
Simple card layout using Memory Box die cut and circles. Glitter glue adds the sparkle!

Red Gingham and Yellow Daisies!

Lawn Fawn stamps and die cuts work so well together. I used patterned paper for the flowers, leaves and accent paper for the front of the card.  I used three different die cut circles for the background and added a  word banner.  The last touch was a small glossy accent heart.  A simple card sketch layout that can be used for many different cards.

Red Gingham and Yellow  Flowers
Red Gingham and Yellow Flowers

You Go Girl BDay! card

I created a card for the Wednesday challenge at  I used the bicycle die cut from Die-versions, made a template for the sloping hill and layered green patterned papers.  I added stenciled accents to the grass and blue background papers. I stamped and printed out word banners. The final touch was sparkly gems for the wheels.  Great inspirational card and ready for a special friend.


Pretty Papers decorated box!

This was my design challenge for a Scrapbook Cove class to use Ranger Distress paints to create a decorated box  After many different ideas, here is my final project.  I created a die cut flower in shades of blue, silver and a scalloped edge  and leaves using the new pistachio color from Ranger.  I only had a few colors to play with.  I covered the box  and cover with patterned paper and added ribbon.  Looking good!


Cards To Perk You Up!