Tuesday, October 30, 2012


The wonderful Barb challenged us to CASE a card we have placed in our "Favorites File".
I loved the idea, and I chose one of sweet Brenda's beautiful cards.
What first caught my eye about her gorgeous card, was the lovely color combination.
Isn't that "Mustard Seed"-Distress Ink fabulous with the kraft!?
The background embossing & inking, and the sweet butterfly are perfect on her card.
(I loved Brenda's card SO MUCH, that I really didn't change much about it.)
Brenda, thanks for the wonderful inspiration!
  Here is my CASE of Brenda's gorgeous card.

Stamps:  (Hero Arts)-CG330-Flower Dot Pattern, CL383-Antique Engravings, CL582-Year Round Sentiments
Paper:  (PTI)-White, Kraft, Vellum
Inks:  VersaMark, Mustard Seed-Distress Ink
Dies:  (Spellbinders)-Reverse Wonky Rectangles
Other:  White Embossing Powder, Pearls, Hug Snug-Seam Binding, Foam Adhesive

Thanks for stopping by today.


Sunday, October 28, 2012


Today is Sweet Barb's birthday. 
I wanted to be sure to post this tag card before the day is over.
Since she loves flowers and this color combination, I knew what I wanted to use.
(Thanks, Virginia and all the other wonderful ladies, for making Barb's day SO special.)

Stamps:  (Hero Arts)-CG430-Etched Flowers, H2365-Old French Writing, CL585-Sweet Hearts
Ink:  VersaMark, (DI)-Spun Sugar, Crushed Olive, Brushed Corduroy, Archival Ink-Coffee
Paper:  (PTI)-White
Dies & Punch:  (Spellbinders)-Small Tag, (Martha Stewart)-Border Punch
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Hug Snug-Seam Binding, Pearls

Your visit and sweet comments are greatly appreciated!


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Papertrey October 2012 Blog Hop

I made these "Tag Cards" for the Papertrey Ink October 2012 Blog Hop.
I used the first color scheme as my inspiration.

Stamps:  (PTI)-Snowflake Medley, (Hero Arts)-Season's Greetings
Ink:  VersaMark, (Distress Inks)-Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy
Dies:  (PTI)-Tag Sale #3, Tag Sale #5
Paper:  (PTI)-White
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Hug Snug-Seam Binding, Hemp Cord, Gemstones, Foam Adhesive

Your visit and sweet comments are greatly appreciated!


Papertrey Ink October 2012 Blog Hop (#2)

This is my second entry for the Papertrey Ink October 2012 Blog Hop.

Note:  All the supplies used are listed in my previous post.

Your visit and comments are greatly appreciated!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hello & Sweet

Howdy and Welcome!
My computer is running EXTREMELY slow! 
I am not able to visit blogs or leave comments. 
Hopefully, the problem will resolve itself, before too long.

Today, I am sharing two "Tag Cards" I made using patterned paper from the same paper pack.
The one on the left was made for my dear brother, and the one on the right was made for my sweet sister.
All stamps are by Hero Arts.

Thank you for your visit.  Your sweet comments are greatly appreciated.
Happy crafting!
Have a wonderful day!


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Thank You

I really enjoyed making this card for the following:
 CASology - Week #14 challenge, where the cue word is "Leaf".
Simon Says...Dies and/or Punches, where we are to use dies or punches.
The Meadow Leaf is cut from white cardstock that has been inked with various Distress Inks.
The kraft card base is cut with the Meadow Leaf die.
To create subtle texture, the PTI-Linen Impression Plate is used on the kraft card base.
A strip of patterned paper is popped up with foam adhesive on the bottom of the card base.
The sentiment is embossed. 
To add interest, hemp cord is wrapped around, and tied in a bow.

Stamp:  (Hero Arts)-Year Round Sentiments
Paper:  (PTI)-Kraft, (7Gypsies)-Avignon
Die & Impression Plate:  (Poppy Stamps)-Meadow Leaf, (PTI)-Linen Impression Plate
Ink:  Various Distress Inks, Coffee-Archival Ink
Other:  Hemp Cord, Clear Embossing Powder, Corner Chomper, Foam Adhesive
Finished Size:  4 1/4" x 4"

Your visit and comments are greatly appreciated!


Saturday, October 13, 2012

I Love You!

I participated in Chris' 90-Minute Scramble.  The theme was to use a Black Background.
Stamps:  (Hero Arts)-Lattice, Year Round Sentiments, All Occasion Messages
Dies:  (Papertrey Ink)-Edgers #1, Tiny Tags
Ink:  VersaMark, (HA)-Red
Other:  Embossing Powder: Clear & White, Hug Snug-Seam Binding, Twine, Rhinestone

Your visit and comments are greatly appreciated!


Friday, October 12, 2012


I decided to play along with Greta's Challenge.  She is celebrating her 100th post.
I'm also adding this to

This is the photo we were to use as our inspiration.
I was inspired by the colors on the lovely dress.

Since I really enjoy making "Tag Cards", I knew I would make a tag card,
because it sort of resembles the long dress.  
The Hero Arts-Pom Pom Flower is clear embossed.  
Various distress inks are used to ink the background. 
The PTI-Dress Form and the bottom strip are clear embossed with the HA-Envelope Pattern.
Thanks, Greta, for the FUN challenge.

Stamps:  (Hero Arts)-K5571-Pom Pom Flower, S5507-Envelope Pattern, CL414-Classic Messages
Inks:  VersaMark, Distress Inks-Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Broken China
Dies:  (PTI)-Dress Form, (Spellbinders)-Small Tag
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Hug Snug-Seam Binding, Hemp-Cord, Pearls, Foam Adhesive
Finished Size:  2 3/4" x 5 1/4"

Your visit and comments are greatly appreciated!
Have a nice weekend!


Sunday, October 7, 2012

World Card Making Day

Hello, and thank you for stopping by. 
I am loving the fabulous days we've been having in my part of the world.
Today I have two creations to share with you.
(I will be sending these to my Sweet Mom, just to let her know that I love her!)
The first one is a "Tag Card" for the Paper Smooches - WCMD - use pink.
The second one is a "Tag In a Pocket" for the Papertrey Ink - Make It Monday #85 - Glitter Tabs.
I'm also adding these to the Simon Says...Glimmer & Sparkle!

Stamps:  (Hero Arts)-H5577-Classic Tea Flower, H2365-Old French Writing, 331065-Lattice;
              (Paper Smooches)-DES054-Word Salad; (Papertrey Ink)-Back Pocket Basics, Tag Its #11
Dies:  (Sizzix)-Tag; (Spellbinders)-Small Tag, Hearts; (PTI)-Back Pocket Basics
Ink:  Copic Markers, VersaMark, (PTI)-Raspberry Fizz, (Ranger)-Black, Coffee
Paper:  (PTI)-Kraft, White, (BasicGrey)-Kissing Booth
Other:  Gesso, Clear Embossing Powder, Glitter, Hug Snug-Seam Binding, Twine, Lace Flower, Pearls, Foam Adhesive

Your visit and comments are greatly appreciated!
Happy Crafting!


Wednesday, October 3, 2012


Pink is my Dear Mom's favorite color.  I enjoy sending her cards, just to let her know I'm thinking of her.
I was inspired by the current Pink Color Palette at the ColourQ Challenge #157, and
the Really Reasonable Ribbons - RRR Challenge #57 -Pretty in Pink & Ribbon Theme.
(This is my first time to enter these challenges.)

I really enjoy making "Tag Cards" by adhering a second tag, for a handwritten message.
This one is on its way to my Dear Mom.

Stamp:  (Hero Arts)-S5507-Envelope Pattern
Paper:  (PTI)-Rustic Cream, White, Black; (Authentique)-Uncommon Collection
Dies:  (Sizzix)-Tag Die: (PTI)-XL Rickrack Border, Buttoned Up
Other:  VersaMark, Clear Embossing Powder, Hug Snug-Seam Binding, Foam Adhesive

Your visit and comments are greatly appreciated.