Sunday, February 4, 2018

Wine tags . . .

Hello there,

Thought I would get in a second post today . . . Whaaaat? That hasn't happened in literally years! Woohoo! It is a great day in the craft room! These are wine tags that I created for a friend who is in a wine exchange. I didn't have the much coveted MFT die yet, so created my own design with my paper cutter and a couple of circle dies. The stitched die came from the Waffle Flower Flower Circles Die set. The stamp set is the MFT Uncorked set and the dies are the Cheers Die-namics and the Wine Service Die-namics dies from MFT. Just love these products! I used some DCWV glitter paper as well as some MFT glitter card stock for the gold, silver and red shine you see. I gold and silver embossed the stamping to match the glitter paper. I love how these turned out!

For those wondering about the measurements I used:

3" x 7.5" for the black card stock background (scored at 3")
3 1/2" x 8" for the glitter background (scored at 3 1/4")

Picture from my friend showing the tags ready to hand out . . . she thinks they are too pretty to give away and wants to keep them now -- LOL! They do look nice in the dim light in front of the fire place don't they?

I think I will enter these in the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge as well!

Thanks as always for stopping in!

Happy 60th Birthday

Hello fellow crafters,

As I hibernate on this truly cold, but oh so bright Sunday morning, I thought I would take a few minutes to upload a card. Goodness knows my school life is taking over my crafty life and I rarely get to post anymore. Anyhoo, I thought if perhaps I keep my blog posts to a minimum as far as explanation goes, then I can focus on at least getting my pictures up as I do miss having this record of my crafting.

Today's card is a 60th birthday card. I did some ink blending in the background and then used Versamark Ink to subtly add in the number 60 on the bottom bubbles. The sentiment is from one of my favourite Mama Elephant Stamp sets: Make a Wish. I added some dimension by die cutting the top panel and adding foam tape to pop it up, while keeping the focus on the sentiment by having it show through the window. I couldn't resist adding some clear drops and some cute tiny star confetti.

Here is a close up so you can see the dimension: 

Of course a matching envelope had to be added!

I would like to enter this card in the Simon Says Stamp anything goes challenge.

Thanks for stopping in,

Monday, July 31, 2017


Hello there,

Another long absence on the blog doesn't mean I haven't been creating. I have done quite a few cards in the last couple of months, but did them in the wee hours and just couldn't find time to post them. This working for a living, sometimes gets in the way of things we want to do. Anyhoo, I did want to share this sweet "Hello" card that I have turned into a thank you card as a way of easing back into things. I absolutely love this adorable owl from Pink and Main "Owl Nerds" stamp set.

I colored him with copic markers and used the MFT chunky herringbone stencil to ink up the background. I used a paper smooches hello die that I layered up 3 times to give it some dimension and to draw the eye in.

I used a little clear shimmer on his beak and feet to add some sparkle with those sweet little gems.

The inside greeting is from a Stamps of Life "Thanks for two years" club stamp set.

Thanks for stopping in,

Sunday, February 12, 2017

A Million Thanks!

Hello everyone,

I finally had a chance to order and try out one of the Birch Press layering die sets. Oh Em Gee I totally love these! They cut beautifully and layer so perfectly. I have a feeling I will be making some sets of cards with these and will be trying different color combos. The main supplies are listed below, but I wanted to add that all cardstock is from MFT and adorable cat image was colored with copics on the blush colored cardstock.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Addicted to CAS - Pets Challenge

Have a super crafty day,

More Sympathy Cards

Hello everyone,

The last 6 months have been overly crazy and busy in my already too busy world. I made 10 sympathy cards in the fall when I found a design I liked (Thanks Lou Lou!) and went crazy making backgrounds. I decided to turn them all into sympathy or "prayers" cards as I thought that could cover a few occasions. As it turns out I have used every one of those cards. The staff at my school have lost many loved ones this fall and that continues on into January. I am not sure I have ever made this many bereavement cards, but here I am adding to my stash again as two more colleagues have lost loved ones. Perhaps I am getting older and that is just the point I am at in my life as I also lost my Baba this fall. She was the first of this domino effect. Anyhoo, my card design is simple and I am following two of my favourite previous designs that I have not ever posted on my blog. Of course I am using one of my most used stamp set and matching die from Hero Arts (was originally a Stamptember set with Simon Says Stamp) called Prayers. I used distress inks and an MFT background stamp called Garden Flourish and some embellishments from Pretty Pink Posh. The silver cardstock is also from MFT as is the one set of rectangle frame dies. The other set of dies is from Simon Says Stamp and is one of my most utilized dies sets. ** Sorry about the photos . . . winter photography and poor lighting.

Thanks for stopping in,