Barbosol Isn’t Just for Men

My grandson and I had a grand time using the shaving creme technique to make the background for this card.  The technique and design came straight from Claudia Perry who provides a detailed tutorial on this artistry.    If a four year old can do it, so can you!

Shaved Swordfish

Shaved Swordfish

Non-Stampin' UP!

Dies by Dave (swordfish die)
Barbosol Shaving Cream





Posted on : Nov 05 2015
Posted under Birthdays, Dies by Dave, Masuline, Techniques |

English Gardens

This is a card that I located on Alison Solven's blog where she used the same sketch to make several cards with different color schemes.  This one was my favorite.  I dressed up the inside and envelope with the fern stamp.  A beautiful card without one step using the Big Shot.

Sending Wishes Your Way

Sending Wishes Your Way





Posted on : Nov 04 2015
Posted under Birthdays |

Silver Butterfly

This card was designed by Carolyn King who is one of my favorite artisans.  In this project she used Washi Tape from various collections to create a background to enhance the color palette.  I gave it a try and am pleased with the results.

Sending Wishes Your Way

Sending Wishes Your Way






Posted on : Nov 03 2015
Posted under Birthdays |

Global Design Project Challenge

Today's card was a challenge for me.  I couldn't  locate anything to copy in my normal surfing paces so I decided I would try something original–a true rarity for me.  I knew the paper I wanted to use and the color palate but as it happens so often, I was coming up blank with any ideas.  So I looked to the GDP challenge blog for inspiration. The GDP is a relatively new blog and I have been watching it for several weeks.  I didn't get my card done in time to play along but the fact that I even tried it is a miracle within itself.  Here is the design and what I came up with: 

Case the Designer

Lots of Joy

Lots of Joy




Posted on : Oct 31 2015
Posted under Christmas |

It Takes a Lot of Steps to Make a Big Hit

I saw the title of this post on a Polaroid marketing page.  I believe this is a Polaroid camera.  At least it looks like the one my Uncle Chris had back in the day.  Either way, the slogan is very fitting for this card as well;  Lots of steps of grunging, sponging & layering to make a Big Hit. 

Inspired by:  Sandi MacIver

Traveler Camera

Non-Stampin' UP:  Dies by Dave


































































































































































Posted on : Sep 21 2015
Posted under Birthdays, Dies by Dave, Masuline |

Butterfly Elegance

This card has a vintage effect that makes the butterflies captivating and elegant. You can never have too many.

Inspired by:  Lisa Curcio

Watercolor Butterfly



Posted on : Sep 04 2015
Posted under Birthdays, Occasions, Vintage |