Please come on in and relax and enjoy yourself. I give all the glory to God for any talent

I have. After all, if He hadn't created me then none of this would exist.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Polka Dot Create a Critter

Found this lovely Polka dot paper by Core'dinations and knew it would make great animals with my Cricut Create a Critter cartridge. Here are two samples.

Close To My Heart Holiday Cards

I have been playing around with my Close to My Heart products lately. It is getting close to Thanksgiving and Christmas so I have tried to get busy.

My first card is made with CTMH Very Merry Christmas acrylic stamp set. The card is a pre-printed card from The Paper Studio.

Next I used the Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut Cartridge to make the poinsettia. The cardstock is CTMH Pear and Partridge retired paper.

I used the new Close to My Heart acrylic stamp set Reason for the Season and Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares for the next card.
Next I made a Thanksgiving card using the CTMH acrylic stamp set Always Grateful and a Sizzix Leaves embossing folder.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Simple Christmas Tree

Some times the simplest things are the most beautiful. I love how this card turned out. The die is Sparkling Tree Tile from Memory Box. The sentiment is from Gina K Designs Merry Tree stamp duo. The blue paper is very sparkly, which doesn't show up well in the scan.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Christmas Comes Early Challenge

Over on Stamp TV, they are having a Christmas Comes Early Challenge. You just have to make a Christmas themed card using Gina K Stamps. I used Gina K's Stately Flowers 6 by Melanie Muenchinger.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tag, you're it!

The gang over at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog is having a tag challenge this week. You have to have a tag somewhere on your card. It's fun to join and you get to see everyone else's creativity.

For my card, I made a crème colored tag and used a Martha Stewart punch for the edge. Then I embossed it with the Dotted Swiss Cuttlebug embossing folder. The card base is from a Christmas set by Paper Studios. The stamp is called Christmas Joy by Justrite Stampers.

Water Challenge

Stamp TV at is having a water challenge. You need to make a card with water pictured on it. If you use stamps by Gina K Designs you will be eligible for a wonderful prize. You ask how I know it's wonderful. I have won the prize before and you get all sorts of things, like inks, ribbons, stamps and papers. It's like Christmas!

For my entry uses Gina K Designs You Light Up My Life. I used chalks to make the clouds and waves. I have a cloud stencil which I of course used for the clouds, but I turned it upside down to make the waves.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Busy, Busy

I have been working on what I call a "mixed bag" of things. I received several new Cricut cartridges and I also received a request for several different Christmas cards. Here is a sampling of the things I have made.

The first card is made with one of my favorite Cricut cartridges Create a Critter. Love all the images on this cartridge.

Next, I love this Wintry scene. The deer is from the Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge. The background is from Bo Bunny Winter Woodland 6 x 6 paper pad.

On the next card, I tried the new woven card technique. It doesn't look too bad, but I think I did it
backwards, because the inside of the card looks better than the outside. I used Cricut Lacy Labels cartridge and printed the sentiment on the computer.

Lastly, I got this idea from Pinterest. The wreath was made using Spellbinders Circle and Scalloped Circle dies. The sentiment is a Paper Studio stamp.  This is simple but I like it.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

More Christmas Cards

Trying to get a head start on Christmas before it starts snowballing. Used Close To My Hearts stamps for these.

The first one is using the CTMH set Christmas Village. It is hard to see all the glitter on the snow with the scan.

Next, I used CTMH Set To You and Yours. I just love this redbird. Looks so real.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Joy Christmas Card

Trying to get a head start on Christmas before I get overwhelmed. It will be here before we know it.
I used the retired paper pack Pear and Partridge from Close to My Heart. Love these papers. The joy is cut from the Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge. The sentiment is a stamp from Stamping Up but I don't know what set. Bought it by itself in a garage sale.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Cute Get Well card

I'm playing with my Cricut Create a Critter cartridge again. It is addictive. My daughter bought me a set of really colorful flat panel cards with bright envelopes from Home Goods called roobee by mara-mi. Had to add the card base and of course the duck and umbrella. Inside says, "Heard you were under the weather, Get well soon."

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fall Birthday

First, let me apologize for my long absence. I have been travelling quite a bit this summer, but I have missed posting my creations. I got to go to the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Tulsa and had a great time.

One of my favorite websites is Stamp TV. They are having a challenge to make a fall birthday card. Since my birthday is in September, it got my creative juices flowing. Here is my card. Also using this for the Mod Squad Fall Challenge at

The tree and leaves are from the Gina K stamp set Sweet Friend. The sentiment is from an older Gina K set Lovely Labels.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cricut Create a Critter

I have discovered the Cricut! I know some of you are thinking that I am behind the times, but we all have to go at our own pace. I have been blessed because I do not own the machine that has been at my house for the past 8 months. My friend says it's too big to keep at her house. So I have had the privilege of using it. Thanks Rae Jean Bolton!

Anyway, got this really cute Cricut cartridge called Create a Critter online really cheap. The images are adorable and the possibilities are limitless.

This is the hippopotamus image. I printed the sentiment on my computer. Sorry I don't know where I got the dp, its been in my stash forever.


This is the zebra image. The dp is from DCWV Blossoms and Butterflies stack. The sentiment is from Close To My Heart Wild Wonders. The sentiment frame is from Gina K Designs All Occasion Tags.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Hydrangea Get Well

Had to use my new American Crafts Chomatix Alcohol Ink markers. I found a set of  30 markers for $19.99 at Tuesday morning and they are wonderful. I have never been able to afford Copics but  I sure am enjoying my Chromatix markers.

The stamp is Hydrangea by Hero Arts.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Psychedelic Anniversary Card

I found some great bargains on paper at Tuesday morning. I got this paper called Feeling Groovy by We R Memory Keepers. It had great flowers and different sayings. I really like it. On this particular card, everything is cut out by hand except for the yellow mat.

I am entering this in the Mod Squad Blog Challenge
Go to the blog and enjoy the weekly challenges. It will get your creative juices flowing and besides,
there are some great prizes.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Tag Challenge

The Mod Squad is having a tag challenge. You must use a tag anywhere on your card or project. I just love Melanie Muenchinger's Stately Flowers stamp sets she designed for Gina K. Designs. This poppy is from the Stately Flowers I set. You can see all of the Stately Flower sets and other Gina K. Stamps Sets on Stamp TV.

I also used the Spellbinders Frameabilities Scalloped Edge Frame.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Color Combo Challenge

The Mod Squad is having a color challenge. You must use bright spring colors in your card. I am still stuck on spring flowers. I used Stamping Up's Watercolor Trio for the flowers and sentiment. The cardstock and ribbon are also Stamping Up. This is a get well card that a friend wanted me to make for her.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

More Flowers

I am just like a lot of other people. I am ready for Spring!! Here is another floral card. I used the flower from Close to My Heart You are My Happy Acrylic Stamp Set. The sentiment is from Gina K's Ticket Trio Stamp Set. I also used Spellbinders Scalloped Labels One Die.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Happy Spring

Mod Squad Challenge blog has issued another Spring challenge. I think they believe if we make enough Spring cards, it will actually get here. So here's another one. Come on Spring!

I used Justrite Botanical Medallions and Banners Clear Rubber Stamp Set. I also used Spellbinders
Fancy Tags.

Mother's Day Early

Got a new Spellbinders die, Persian Accents, and it was so elegant, I decided to make a Mother's Day card with it. The results are quite striking I think.

I am entering this card in the Mother's Day Cardmaking Challenge on Cardmaking and Papercrafts website.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Go for the Gold

The Mod Squad is having a "Go for the Gold" challenge in honor of the Olympics. Actually, you can use gold, silver, copper, bronze or any metallic on your card. You can see the challenge and entries at this website

This is my offering. Thought the gold looked good against the deep turquoise cardstock from Stamping Up. I used Spellbinders Gold Corners Sets One to make the central medallion by putting four corners together. I also used Spellbinders Fancy Tags Three die. Hard to scan the gold foil paper.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Spring flowers

Over on the Mod Squad Challenge Blog , they are having a Think Spring Challenge. All you have to do is have flowers on your card.

This is my contribution I used Gina K Designs stamp set Stately Flowers I by Melanie Muenchinger for my flowers. The sentiment is from Close to My Heart A Blossom acrylic stamp set. I also used Spellbinders Scalloped Labels One and Fancy Tags. The butterfly is a sticker by Firefly.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Mod Squad Challenge

Sean over at Mod Squad Challenge issued a challenge today to case your favorite designer. One of my all time favorite designers is Theresa Momber over at You need to check out her website; not only is she the queen of shading and sponging, but she always has these terrific videos to teach you how to do it.

This is my humble attempt to re-create her beautiful work. I can only aspire to getting better as I try to emulate her.

Used Close to My Heart Acrylic Stamp sets My sunshine and Card Chatter. Card base is Stamping Up retired card stock sage shadow.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

God's Valentine

Wanted to share a Valentine with everyone. Got this idea off of Pinterest (great place for ideas).

Stamping up Cards

Both of these cards were made using Stamping Up cardstock and retired decorative paper. The tree stamp is from Stamping Up Thoughts and Prayers stamp set. I love these colors together with the cocoa ink pad.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cricut Valentines

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Been busy with the holidays and all. Really had withdrawal symptoms because I didn't make a card or anything for over a month. But now I am back into the swing of things, whatever that means.

Got a bargain the other day at Hobby Lobby. Got a Cricut cartridge called Graphically Speaking on clearance. Was originally marked 49.97 and I got it for 10.97. Had to play with it and make some valentines. Hope you enjoy.

This one says "You drive me crazy, Valentine" inside.

This one says" Bunches of Love" inside.