Thursday, July 20, 2017

Heaven and Nature...

CAS(E) this Sketch #231

Don’t want to miss an opportunity to make a Christmas Card
The bird is die cut with memory box ‘Nestled Bird’, I also used various greenery from WPlus9 stamp and die cut sets. The sentiment ‘Let Heaven and nature Sing’ is a memory box wood mount stamp onto vellum and heat embossed in white.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Anemonies for You!


I saw stripes in the CAS(E) this Sketch! this week. I really love the WPlus9 'Watercolored Anemones' and it seems to fit well with the Simon Says Stamp 'Wide Strip' background stamp. I used Memento 'Nautical Blue' ink pad for the bg. The flowers and leaves where stamped in Distress Inks; cracked pistachio, broken china, shabby shutters and twisted citron. I used a yellow copic marker for the centers. The sentiment is from Altenew's Traveling set.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Blushing Birthday Wishes!

Today's card is for two challenges  at

Blushing BridePear Pizzazz and Wisteria Wonder;  dessert option use Vellum

I stamped the leaves and flowers twice. Once to get the lighter shade by stamping off each color and once with full strength to show the details of the leaves and roses. The wisteria flowers were die cut with Altenew dies that coordinate with the stamps.  I used impression obsession  die for the trellis and the label die is by Lil' inker. The sentiment is stamped onto vellum and fussy cut. The sentiment is from Altenew's 'birthday greetings. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


 MOJO 487 

Julee's sketch is perfect for Thinking Spring! I'm being a little liberal with the sketch, I've used impression obsession grid die, Lil' inker stitched circle dies (two for the ring) and fussy cut the Verve flower and leaves from 'Great Friend set of 12 - VSA-10-018. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Spring is in the Air!


 The Clean and Simple Challenge at Splitcoast Stampers
asks to Think Spring!

Here are my thoughts. 
I’ve used SSS101488 Artful Flowers and WPlus9 'Fresh Cut Florals' leaves with a Verve 'Beautiful You set W-08-030' sentiment.

I colored the flowers with Distress Stains in picked raspberry and scattered straw. I used a water brush to apply the colors to the heat embossed in white and die cut flowers. I added yellow stickles in the centers and sparkly tiny stickers.

CC624-A Delightful Garden of Blackberries is the color challenge at Splitcoast Stampers this week.

I’ve used stamps and dies from Altenew’s "Beautiful Day" set. I stamped the leaves and such in DI mowed lawn and colored in with copics in the blackberry look-a-like colors. The Flower is stamped in DI mustard seed and SU Mango. The weather is so unseasonably warm and my daffodils are ready to pop!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

MOJO Monday 481

Julee's sketch is beautifully clean simple and perfect for any occasion cards. This time of year I happen to adore making Valentine's cards and I've used one of my all time favorite stamps for this. Verve's  2011  VD - VSPJ-0072. I've also used Spellbinder's heart and rectangle dies and Sizzlits large scallop circle insert die.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Paper Ornament

Paper Ornament using the Stampin' Up!
Gift Bow Bigz L Die by Sizzix

uplies needed:
Paper/card stock in two different colors, wire, wire cutter, pliers,
paper trimmer or scissors, 1/8" hole punch,  tape,
four or more beads (2 big, 2 small)
circle punches for two 1" circles and  two 1/2" circles

I started by die cutting two each of the bow part
from the Bigz die.
With a paper trimmer or scissors- cut the supporting color (white) down
 to an inch and a half and mark to punch holes (about 1/8" from ends) for wire and beads.

Cut a 6 inch length of 26 or so gauge bead wire and use
the pilers to make a lope at end to secure the bead.
Also, make a 2" long tube/straw out of paper to support the strips.

Also die cut or punch two 1/2" circles and
two 1" circles and punch 1/8" hole in center

Add the smallest bead to wire, the larger bead and
one of the 1/2" circles.

Aline strips in this pattern and add them onto
your wire in the order seen here.

After the strips are loaded onto the wire add
a larger circle (1") and the tube/straw and
the second 1" circle at top end of the tube. 

Start adding the thinner white strips first onto the wire.
Add the ends that are across from each other. 

Add the red strips in the same X formation (the ends across from each other)
then add the last 1/2" circle, the larger bead and the smaller. Make a loop in the wire to secure the bead and use remaining wire for the hook if you like.

I HOPE YOU WILL TRY THIS! It's addicting and FUN!



Tuesday, March 22, 2016


Mojo Monday 440

This wonderful sketch has SPRING written all over it! So here I am with Dogwoods. It's almost time for those beauties to bloom here in New England. (maybe)

I've used the Verve sentiment from the Egg-stra Special set. The stitched circles are Lil' Inker, the flowers are Elizabeth 'bunch of flowers 4' die plate, the branch is Momenta and the background strip is Martha Stewart's lattice border punch and gingham designer paper