Joyful Tidings

I have been so busy the last couple of months preparing for our annual Christmas Card Workshops, 2016 Calendar Events, Demonstrator Events and my regular camps and classes.  It's been a great busy and I have had so much fun sharing this wonderful craft with the community and working with my Peeps to get it done.  This  card is one of my favorites as it reminds be of Christmas's past when we used a little bit of everything to create our own Christmas decorations.  Some of my customers needed a December birthday card.  They switched out the sentiments and fashioned a perfect outcome.

I can never part with my Christmas stamp sets so I went to the "warehouse" to locate a sentiment that fit the vintage feel I was going for.  Christmas Messages is from the 2013 Holiday Catalog.  It has a variety of timeless cheerful thoughts.   

Inspired by:  Rose Coleman

Joyful Tidings

Joyful Tidings




Posted on : Nov 22 2015
Posted under Uncategorized |

Be My Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day to all my friends and family. Todays post features the card that was made at all of my January events.  Cute as it can be!

Inspired by:  Tina Rappe

Valentine 2015



Posted on : Feb 14 2015
Posted under Uncategorized |

Merry Christmas

This is my Christmas Card for this year.  Hope you have a happy and safe holiday.

Inspired by:  Ann Schach

2014 Christmas Card




Posted on : Dec 25 2014
Posted under Uncategorized |

Birthdays Embellished

Soft and vibrant are not the words that you would use together but in the Lullaby Designer Series Paper you will find both.  The new & cool technique in this card is the use of the Scallop Tag Punch to create the mat for the Chalk Framelit die.  The measurement on the Baked Brown Sugar piece is 1 15/16 (just a smidge less the 2”) by 3 ¼”.  I love layers and this method makes a unique focal point.

Inspired by:  Mary Fish






Posted on : Aug 07 2014
Posted under Uncategorized |

Modern Medley Meets Circle Card Thinlits

Voted favorite card at my September Stamp Camp, the tutorial from Dawn Olchefske made this card super easy using the new Circle Card Thinlits Die.



Stamps:  Simply Sketched, Five-Way Flower
Ink:  Stazon Black
Paper:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Modern Medley Designer Series Paper
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Circle Card Thinlits Die, 2½" Circle  Punch, 2" Scallop Circle Punch, 1¾" Scallop Circle Punch, 1¼" Scallop Circle Punch, Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Very Vanilla 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

Posted on : Oct 02 2013
Posted under Uncategorized |

Ferris Wheel

Ferris Wheel

The Ferris Wheel image on this stamp has to be a replica of the original Ferris Wheel from the St. Louis 1904 World’s Fair.  It just has to be.   Not that it was built for the Fair but it was there.    Well that’s my story anyway & I’m sticking to it.  This is the last card we did using the Feeling Sentimental stamp set from Sale-a-brations.  I just love this set and it’s breaking my heart to have it retire so quickly. 

Another design by Carolyn King from down under.  Twelve layers just on the front alone—but who’s counting?


Stamps:  Feeling Sentimental (now retired)
Ink:  Stazon Black, Basic Black Stampin” Write Marker
Paper:  Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Neutrals DSP Stack, Sycamore Street DSP, (now retired)
Tools & Accessories:  Scallop Border Punch, Square Punches (for flagging), Summer Starfruit 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon,
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack,  Piercing Tool & Mat, Dimensionals

Posted on : Mar 28 2013
Posted under Birthdays, Uncategorized |