Sunday, June 30, 2013

3 - Tag-Cards

I really enjoy making Tag-Cards, and I made these for the following:
Hero Arts - Stamp Your Story (Only the first 2)

This third one was made during Bethany's 90-Minute Scramble.

Stamps:  (Hero Arts)-Tweed Pattern, Tape Your Message, Antique Engravings, Say It All, Envelope Pattern, XO
Inks:  (Ranger)-Distress Inks, Archival Inks
Dies:  (Sizzix)-Tim Holtz-Tag & Tie; (Hero Arts)-Heart Frame Cuts 
Other:  Hemp Cord, Twine, Burlap, Gems, Sakura-Gelly Roll Pen, Foam Adhesive

Your visit is greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

HUGS (Tag-Card)

My dear sister gave me a book she was getting rid of, that she thought I could use with my paper crafting.
This is a Tag-Card I made for her, using one of the pages from that book.
Since I love making tags and tag-cards, I'm playing along with the ABNH-Challenge #26-Tag.

Stamps:  (Hero Arts)-Hydrangea, Big Post Card, XO
Inks:  VersaMark; (Distress Inks)-Tumbled Glass, Crushed Olive, Walnut Stain; Archival-Coffee
Dies/Punches:  (Spellbinders)-Small Tag; (MS)-Border Punch
Other:  White Embossing Powder, Seam Binding, Embroidery Thread, Stickles

Thanks for your visit.

Sunday, June 23, 2013


I made this Tag-Card for my Dear Mom in her favorite color, pink.
(I am trying to send her a card on an almost daily basis, just to let her know I'm thinking of her.
She is going through some health difficulties.)

I was inspired by the following challenges.
Verve-June Diva Dare-Puddles of Color - (I painted white cardstock with pink acrylic paint.)

These are the different pieces, before putting the Tag-Card together, & the acrylic paint & Stickles.

Stamps:  (Verve)-Take Note; (Hero Arts)-Envelope Pattern
Dies/Other:  (PTI)-Tag Sale #7; (Spellbinders)-Small Tag; (PTI)-Linen & Canvas Impression Plate
Ink:  (PTI)-Raspberry Fizz; Jet Archival-Jet Black; VersaMark
Other:  Acrylic Paint, Stickles, Seam Binding Embroidery Thread, Clear Embossing Powder

Your visit & sweet comments are greatly appreciated!

Friday, June 21, 2013


My dear mom's favorite color is pink.
I like sending her cards, just to let her know I'm thinking of her.
I'm adding this to the Unity-Friends With Flair.

Stamps:  (Unity)-Bitty Flower Background; (Hero Arts)-XO
Dies:  (Spellbinders)-Circles
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Cuttlebug-Embossing Folder, Seam Binding, Foam Adhesive
Finished Size:  4 1/4" x 3"

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Mini Card

What a wonderful surprise to learn that my name was drawn in the Verve-Mojo Monday #296 Contest!
(I loved that sketch!  This was my entry.)
How generous of Verve Stamps, that I got to select a stamp set of my choice.
I selected the Take Note set, and I've used it today for the Verve-June Diva Dare-Puddles of Color.
The challenge is to use "Coloring and/or Painting", with the option of using "kraft" cardstock.
I painted pink acrylic paint on kraft cardstock, stamped with black ink,
stamped the hearts with white & pink acrylic paints, &
did some "crazy" stitching with my sewing machine.
I love making "mini-cards" (this one is approximately 3" x 3"), AND I love using "kraft" cardstock.
I'm also playing along with the Simon Says Stamp & Show...Challenge - Kraft.

Stamps:  (Verve)-Take Note
Paper:  Kraft & White
Ink:  Archival-Jet Black
Acrylic Paints:  Baby Pink, Titanium White
Die:  (Spellbinders)-Long Scalloped Rectangles
Other:  Sewing Machine Stitching, Seam Binding, Button, Lace Trim, Hemp Cord

Thanks for your visit!
Happy crafting!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sweet (Tag-Card)

Hello & Welcome!
I brushed on three different colors of acrylic paints on a die-cut tag,
did some stamping, and attached a second die-cut tag, to create my "Tag-Card".
(To be able to stamp "single" flowers, I actually cut one of the WPlus9 stamps.)
I was inspired by the lovely colors at WPlus9-Monday Mood Board #14.

Also, playing along with the Cloud 9-June Blog Hop.

Stamps:  (WPlus9)-A Pocketful, A Pocketful Valentine
Dies:  (Sizzix)-Tim Holtz-Tag & Tie; (Spellbinders)-Small Tag; (PTI)-Eyelet Lace Border
Ink:  Archival-Black
Other:  Acrylic Paints, Watercolor Paper, Seam Binding, Embroidery Thread, Stickles

Thanks for your visit!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Love You


I'll be honest, flagged borders are just not my favorite.
But I thought I'd give it a try, since it's the technique Dawn McVey presented at

Stamp:  (Verve Stamps)-Happy Phrases
Paper:  (PTI)-Rustic Cream; (BasicGrey)-Little Black Dress
Dies:  (PTI)-Tag Sale #5, Double-Ended Banners
Impression Plate:  (PTI)-Herringbone
Ink:  VersaMark, Coffee-Archival Ink
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Hemp Cord, Button

Thanks for your visit!  Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Love You

Hello & Welcome!

Verve Stamps has some of the best sentiment sets & wonderful sketches on Mondays.
This is a card I made for my Dear Husband,
based on the sketch for the Mojo Monday #296 Contest.
Also, adding this to the Simon Says...Masculine/Father's Day.

This is the sketch.

Stamp:  (Verve Stamps)-Happy Phrases
Paper:  (PTI)-Rustic Cream; (BasicGrey)-Little Black Dress
Die:  (Spellbinders)-Scalloped Circles
Other:  Burlap, VersaMark, Embossing Powder, Hemp Cord, Button

Thanks for your visit.
Happy crafting!

Friday, June 7, 2013

♥ YOU...


Mini cards are just SO cute, and I enjoy making them!
(This one is 4 1/4" x 3".)
Don't you just love this Unity sentiment?
I made this for the following:
Unity - Friends With Flair
(I used a rectangular Spellbinders die.)
Simon Says...Masculine/Father's Day

Stamps:  Unity; Hero Arts-Tweed Pattern
Die:  Spellbinders
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Glossy Accents, Foam Adhesive

Thanks for your visit!
Happy crafting!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Cards For Maddy

My heart  was moved when I saw this:  Cards For Maddy, at the Simon Says Stamp Blog.

 I knew I wanted to do my small part in sending Maddy some hugs.
I think I remember reading somewhere, that one of her favorite colors is purple.
I love making Tag-Cards, so that's what I made for her.
(It was difficult to photograph.  The color is actually lighter/brighter IRL than the way it appears in my photo.)

I'm also adding this to Simon Says...Anything Goes!

Stamps:  (Hero Arts)-La Letter, Envelope Pattern, XO
Ink:  VersaMark, Dusty Concord-DI
Dies/Punch:  (Memory Box-SSS)-Fresh Daisies; (Sizzix-Tim Holtz)-Tag & Tie; (Spellbinders)-Small Tag; (MS)-Border Punch
Other:  Clear Embossing Powder, Seam Binding, Embroidery Thread

Thanks for your visit!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Song Bird


I've had a TJ Designs-Bird ATCs-Paper Pack for a LONG time, that I have NEVER used.
The pack contains 15-Collage pages that are 8 1/2" x 11".
(Am I the only one with unused items?)
Today is the day to put this collection to good use.
AND, since I really enjoy making "Tag-Cards", that's what I decided to make.
(I'll be sharing more creations with this collection, later.)
I'm adding this to the Simon Says...Anything Goes!

Stamp:  (Hero Arts)-Large Canvas Stripes
Dies:  (Sizzix)-Tim Holtz-Tag & Tie; (Spellbinders)-Oval
Other:  Twine, Foam Adhesive
Finished Size:  4 3/4" x 2 3/8"

Thanks for your visit!