Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Inspired By Leni

I am playing along with Jacqueline's Challenge.
(It's been a long time since I've created something.  This was fun.)
I selected this beautiful card by Leni to CASE.

Stamps:  (Hero Arts)-Remember, Square Pattern, Flowers Say Hello
Dies:  (PTI)-Tag Sale #7
Ink:  VersaMark; Smokey Shadow; (Distress Markers)-Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Crushed Olive
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Seam Binding, Gems, Foam Adhesive

Thanks for your visit!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

PTI December 2013 Blog Hop-Tied Up With String

Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

I'm playing along with the following.
PTI-December 2013 Blog Hop.
(The theme is:  Tied Up With String.)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Bling It On!

(This is a wrapped gift for my Dear Husband.)

Stamps:  (PTI)-Tag-Its #11
Dies:  (PTI)-Tremendous Tags
Ink:  VersaMark, Jet Black
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Sequins, Twine

Thanks for your visit.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Modern Whimsy Style

by the talented Danielle Flanders, I thought I might just have to pass on this challenge.
However, as I began to play around with some leftover scraps from this & this card,
I began to enjoy the creative process of attempting this "difficult" challenge.
My next challenge, was to place all the pieces on a Tag-Card, my favorite to create.
I was stretched way beyond my creative-comfort-zone...AND...and it felt good!
I had SO much fun creating this Tag-Card!
(Thanks, Danielle, for stretching my creativity!)

Stamps:  (PTI)-Bits & Buttons, Fillable Frames #10
Paper:  (PTI)-White; (MME)-Oliver; Vellum; Clear Transparency
Dies:  (PTI)-Tremendous Tags; (Sizzix-TH)-Tag & Tie
Ink:  VersaMark
Other:  Sequins, Gold Embossing Powder, Cord, Embroidery Thread, Twill

This was SO therapeutic...I really needed this!
Thanks for your visit.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Gesso, Cardboard, Lace, Pink

Tag-Cards are just SO much fun to make.
I die cut a piece of cardboard, tore off parts of the top layer, gessoed, stamped, & inked the edges.
Below are some of the various pieces I've used, to create my tag-card.

I'm playing along with the following:

Stamps:  (Hero Arts)-Remember, Three Artistic Butterflies, Tiny Ink Spots, La Letter; (Verve Stamps)-Heart to Heart
Dies/Punch:  PTI, QuicKutz, Sizzix-Tim Holtz, Martha Stewart
Inks:  VersaMark, Distress Inks, Ranger-Archival
Other:  Cardboard, Clear Embossing Powder, Lace, Pearls, Embroidery Thread, Foam Adhesive

Thanks for your visit!

Monday, November 25, 2013

PTI-November 2013 Blog Hop

What a fun theme this month, at the PTI-November 2013 Blog Hop: Paper House!
I'm also adding this to the Simon Says Stamp-Monday Challenge-Countdown to the Holidays.

Stamps:  (PTI)-Peace, Love, & Joy
Ink:  VersaMark, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Patterned Paper:  (PTI)- Sweet Symphony
Dies:  (PTI)-Tiny Tags
Other:  Embossing Folder, Spica Glitter Pen, Clear Embossing Powder, Seam Binding

Thanks for your visit!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

A New Venture for Tina

I wanted to share some wonderful news with you.
My dear online friend, Tina, has started her own line of stamps & dies.
AND...she has also created a Spanish version, La Pareja Creativa.
Today, I'm sharing my creations with her first stamp set.
(I've added some English sentiments to the outside & inside of my card.)
Be sure to check out Tina's Blog to see her beautiful creations and videos!

Stamps:  (La Pareja Creativa)-Verdor De La Navidad; (Hero Arts)-Tiny Ink Spots, Season's Greetings Set
Inks:  VersaMark; (PTI)-Raspberry Fizz; Distress Ink-Crushed Olive; (Marvy)-Brilliant Yellow
Dies:  (PTI)-Tag Sale #7; (QuicKutz)-Phrase-02; (PTI)-Linen & Canvas Impression Plate
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Hug Snug-Seam Binding, Gems, Foam Adhesive

Thanks for your visit!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Stamping on Patterned Paper

I made this Tag-Card during Kanan's 90-Minute Scramble.
(I really enjoy making Tag-Cards.)
We were given two choices, & I selected the Vintage/Earth Theme.
All stamps are by Hero Arts.
Also adding this to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Got Ink?.
(I've used ink for stamping & for inking the edges.)

Thanks for your visit!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Tag-Card - Many Blessings

If you visit my blog or my Flickr Photostream, you know I really enjoy making Tag-Cards!
(Hope you can see the pretty shimmer of the "Kettle Copper" Embossing Powder.)
I'm participating in the Verve-Tag You're It October Diva Dare.
Also adding this to the:

Stamps:  (Verve Stamps)-Many Blessings
Dies:  (PTI)-Tag Sale #7
Ink:  VersaMark
Other:  Kettle Copper Embossing Powder, Vellum, Prismacolor Pencil, Ribbon, Button, Foam Adhesive,
              (MS)-Border Punch

Thanks for your visit!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Papertrey October 2013 Blog Hop

I'm playing along with the Papertrey October 2013 Blog Hop - Tag It.
The Challenge is to create a set of 5 Gift Tags.
(YAY!  If you've ever visited my blog or my Flickr Photostream,
you know that I really enjoy making tags & tag-cards.)

Stamps:  (PTI)-Little Bitty Bird
Dies:  (PTI)-Tag Sale #7, Fillable Frames #9, Tremendous Tags, Tiny Tags
Inks:  VersaMark; (Distress Inks)-Fired Brick, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Walnut Stain
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Seam Binding, Embroidery Thread, Gems, White Cardstock

Thanks for your visit!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Chalkboard Stamping

Just sharing this Christmas Tag-Card I made, during Judy's 90-Minute Scramble.
(It actually opens for a handwritten message.)
I'm adding it to the following:
Hero Arts-Holiday Challenge - "A Few of My Favorite Things" Category
(I've used one of my favorite stamping techniques - Chalkboard Stamping.)
Simon Says Stamp-Wednesday Challenge-Christmas/Happy Holiday!

Stamps:  (Hero Arts)-Post Card, Poinsettia Pair, Seasons Greetings Set
Die:  (Hero Arts)-Poinsettia Pair
Ink:  (Hero Arts)-Punch; Color Box-Frost White
Other:  Stickles, Hemp Cord, Foam Adhesive

Thanks for your visit!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Papertrey September Blog Hop

The theme for today's Papertrey September Blog Hop is, Wreaths.
(I always enjoy seeing all the lovely creations posted by the participants.)
I used the PTI-Frame Out #11 die to create the Heart-Wreath for my mini-card.
Mini-cards are always so much fun to make.
(I will be sending this to my dear sister.)

Stamps:  (PTI)-Tag Its #5, Tag Its #2
Die:  (PTI)-Framed Out #11
Inks:  (PTI)-Raspberry Fizz; (Hero Arts)-Grass; Brilliant Yellow
Other:  Seam Binding, Button, Pearl, Foam Adhesive
Finished Size:  3" x 2 1/2"

Thanks for your visit.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Kraft & Black

Rosemary always inspires me to create.
When I saw her LOVELY card for the
Dynamic Duos #71-Kraft & Black-With the Option of Wet Embossing,
I knew I had to participate, since Kraft & Black is one of my favorite combinations.
AND, I love the look of Wet Embossing on cardstock.
Today, I've created a "Tag-Card" for the Challenge.
(I love making Tag-Cards!)

Stamps:  (Hero Arts)-Classic Tea Flower, La Letter, Tiny Ink Spots, Everyday Sayings
Dies:  (PTI)-Tag Sale #7; (Tim Holtz)-Tiny Tabs & Tags
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Black, Rustic Cream
Ink:  Versafine-Onyx Black, Color Box-Frost White, VersaMark
Other:  Border Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Twine, Buttons, Foam Adhesive

Thanks for your visit!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

What is a Tag-Card?

As I visit blogs, I often read where others ask, "What do you do with tags?"
My answer to that question would be, "I make Tag-Cards".
A Tag-Card is made by attaching two tags together to create a card that opens.
(I usually attach mine at the top.)
The attached (or inside) tag is for writing a message to the recipient. 
If you visit my blog or my Flickr Gallery, you know that I really ENJOY making Tag-Cards.

I'm playing along with the following challenges.
My personal All-Stars for stamping are:
-Clear Embossed Background Stamps on colored paper
-"Hugs" as a sentiment
I love the colors Paulina chose.  My time was 9:52.
I was inspired by the layout of this card by Sally Traidman.
I've used the small heart in the Sketchbook Letters stamp set.
(Thank you, Jayne, for this stamp set.)

Stamps:  (Hero Arts)-Square Pattern, Tiny Ink Spots, Sketchbook Letters, XO
Ink:  VersaMark, Aquamarine
Dies:  (PTI)-Tag Sale #7, Tiny Tags
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Seam Binding, Hemp Cord, Gem, Foam Adhesive

Thanks for your visit!  Happy crafting!

Sunday, September 1, 2013


Hello & Welcome!
I'm really enjoying being back to creating!
I love making mini-cards!  There's just something about the smaller size, that is just too cute!
This one is approximately 3 1/2" x 3 1/2".

Today, I'm playing along with the following challenges.
Mojo Monday #308-Round or Square, sponsored by Verve Stamps

Stamps:  (Verve Stamps)-Take Note; (Hero Arts)-Tiny Ink Spots
Ink:  VersaMark
Dies:  (Verve Stamps)-You And I; (QuicKutz)-Square
Cardstock:  (SU)-Kraft; (Archiver's)-Red
Other:  White Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder, Black-Hemp Cord, Foam Adhesive

Thanks for your visit!


Hello & Welcome!

I had SO MUCH fun making this Tag with Pocket & Tag, for the Tim Holtz-12-Tags-of-2013-August.
Sadly, I missed the deadline. (Oops!)

I'm adding this to the following:

Stamps:  (Tim Holtz)-Fabulous Flourishes, Dots, The Journey
Masks:  (Tim Holtz)-Compass, Floret
Dies:  (Tim Holtz)-Tag & Bookplates, Tag & Tie, Tattered Florals; (Spellbinders)-Sm. Tag
Ink:  (DI)-Broken China, Crushed Olive, Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain; VersaMark, Coffee-Archival
Cardstock:  (PTI)-Rustic Cream
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Gems, Hemp Cord, White-Gelly Roll Pen

Thanks for your visit!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

You Are Beautiful

Since I've been gone for a long while, my creativity has been in hibernation.
I made this for the Verve-Pile on the Sweetness Diva Dare, but I missed the deadline.
(Actually, I was out of practice, was confused on where to link my post, & I panicked!)
OH well, at least it allowed me to create, & I thought I would still share this with you.
I'm adding this to the Simon Says...Anything Goes.
(I will be mailing this to one of my BEAUTIFUL nieces.)

Stamps:  (Verve)-Fabulous You; (Hero Arts)-Tiny Ink Spots
Ink:  VersaMark; (HA)-Punch; VersaFine-Onyx Black
Cardstock:  PTI, Archivers
Dies:  (Spellbinders)-Circle
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Washi Tape, Gemstones, Foam Adhesive, Corner Chomper

Thanks for your visit.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

PTI - July 2013 Blog Hop (#2)

Hello & Welcome!
I really enjoy making "Tag-Cards".
(Two tags are die cut and attached at the top to make a "Tag-Card".)
 I made this for the PTI - July 2013 Blog Hop.
The Theme is "Fruits of Summer", and I've used the fourth Color Inspiration photo.

I will be sending this to my Dear Mom, to let her know I'm thinking of her.
(She has been ill.)

Stamps:  (PTI)-Flower Fusion #11; (Hero Arts)-Year Round Sentiments
Dies:  (PTI)-Tag Sale #7, Tiny Tags, Flower Fusion #11
Ink:  (PTI)-Raspberry Fizz; (Hero Arts)-Grass
Other:  Seam Binding, Embroidery Thread, Gelly Roll Pen, Foam Adhesive

Thanks for your visit & your sweet comments.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sending Hugs

Today I'm sharing a card I made for my Dear Sister.
I was inspired by Jackie's Tender Shoots Card Challenge.
(Thanks, Tasnim, for making me aware of this challenge.)
Thanks, Jackie for a FUN challenge!

Stamps:  (Hero Arts)-Square Pattern, XO
Ink:  VersaMark, Versafine-Onyx Black
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Seam Binding, Corner Chomper

Thanks for your visit!