Wednesday, May 30, 2018


So sorry for all the posts with empty Flickr pics! I deleted my Yahoo email account back in April and Flickr had to go with it. I had no idea how many of my blogs pics were connected to Flickr! Oops! So I am in the process of fixing everything. Please bear with me. It will get done.

Take care!

Friday, May 18, 2018

You Are a Rock Star

I made this card for one of my daughters who just turned 22. She gave me the Tim Holtz stamp set Mini Bird Crazy and Other Things for my birthday and I wanted to use it for her card. I bought the matching dies and used them to create the hat and balloon accents. I love this set! It's quirky and fun, just like her. 

I went very old school with this one. Lots of stamping, and no dry embossing. It was fun to stamp so much again. A truly "stamped" card.

Stamps: Purple Onion Designs "Girls Are Weird" large alphas, "Girls Are Weird" small alphas, Tim Holtz Mini Bird Crazy and Other Things, SU Leafy Glade, SU Canvas, SU Filigree

CS: Black, Olive Green, Yellow, White

Inks: Copics, Mementos Tuxedo Black, VersaMark

Other: Star Nestabilities, Standard Circle Large Nestabilities, Tim Holtz Mini Bird Crazy and Other Things dies, circle punch, paper piercer, clear gems, googly eyes, Inkssentials Glossy Accents (for balloon and hat shine, foam tape

Thursday, May 10, 2018

You're a Classic

My son is an avid classic car guy. He owns 2 old pickup trucks that he is restoring. So for his birthday I thought I'd pull out the old Stampin' Up! set Classic Pickups to make his card.

I sponged different inks on the tags before stamping the truck image. I also stamped the saying before dry-embossing the paper:

I did a double version of the truck image to pop it out. And I popped out the tags as well (all with foam tape).

I did a pitiful job on setting the big eyelets inside the card. Even with the Crop-o-Dile it's hard for me. I'm probably not using it properly. Maybe I should use my trusty old eyelet setter.

Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Stamps: SU! Classic Pickups, SU! Birthday Greetings, The Angel Company (inside center saying)

CS: Black, White, Basic Grey Granola papers, white tags

Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Antique Linen, Vintage, and Black Soot; Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Up! Night of Navy

Other: Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles embossing folder, Sponge for direct to paper inking, Crop-o-Dile, large, brown eyelets, brown mini-brads, foam tape, brown leather string

Friday, May 4, 2018

Pure Innocence Card

This very simple card is for a friend's birthday, but there is no indication of that on the outside. Unfortunately, I didn't get pics of the inside, but trust me, it says Happy Birthday in there. This design would work for a number of greetings: friendship, missing you, come to my party, etc.

I colored the digital girl image with Copics. I used gems on all the flower centers just to give the card some zing.

And more gems were used to decorate another area because it just needed something. I'm happy with the ribbon choices pared with the scalloped paper.

Well, thanks for looking! Have a good day!

Image: Heather Ellis Pure Innocence 004 (digital image)

CS: White, DCWV The Citrus Matstack designer papers

Other: Copic markers, Martha Stewart Double Scallop punch, yellow gems, red gems, turquoise ribbon, red dot ribbon