Thursday, July 30, 2015

July Rudolph Days Card

My card today is for  the July Rudolph Days Card Challenge at "The Scraps Of Life By Scrappymo" blog.

The card looks very blah on this picture but the silver paper is a metallic and shines nicely in just the right light.

This picture shows it a bit better:

 The Memory Box, "Glowing Candles"  die was purchased  last winter and this is the first card that I've made using it.
The Spellbinders "Fleur De Lis Rectangles" die is a new purchase and also the first time I've used it.

Card making and my blog have been put on the back burner the last couple of weeks.  All of my book loving, book reading friends have shared their books with me. I just have to read them all!!!!!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. Hope you have a great day!
Ta Ta For Now,

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A Book Made From Envelopes

Today I'm sharing this little book that I just finished. It's a gift for a friend. 

 Click on the link  to see how to make the book from envelopes that are made using the Envelope Punch Board
tutorial that I used from We R Memory Keepers. 

The inspiration for this little book came from  Vickie who blogs at "HeARTful Stamper".

The background was made using a packet of  designer papers that I purchased at my local craft store. I downloaded the scripture from "Word Art Wednesday". 

I used a Spellbinders label die to cut out the scripture.

Vintage Photo distress ink was used on the edges of the label.

The background frames were cut using a  Cricut Fancy Lables cartridge.

I cleaned out most of my scraps and snippets of paper by using them for the flower embellishments. They were cut using my new Paper Smooches Flowers die.
I'm entering this in The Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #186

Ta Ta For Now,

Monday, July 6, 2015

A Card With Summer Flowers

I needed a birthday card for a friend who loves flowers.

The large rolled flower in the center was made by cutting out the flower shapes and then spraying them with water. Scrunched them into a ball and then unfolded them and shaped and colored the edges. After they dried, I glued the layers together and used liquid pearl for the center. If you're interested in making flowers like these, check out this video  by Mynn Kitchen from The House Of Cards Challenge Blog.

I used snippets of card to make the leaves and the butterfly. I used my new Petite Petals stamp and punch to make the small flowers from even more snippets of paper.
 I used the Cricut and my new Fancy Frames cartridge to cut the background. 

I'm entering this card in the Pixie's Snippets Playground, Challenge #184

Thanks for visiting my blog today. Have a great day!
Ta Ta For Now,

Thursday, July 2, 2015


 We've been working on the house this last week. Painting ceilings and walls and finishing up some other projects so there hasn't been much time to make cards
I did get a chance to spend some time making some ATC's or Artist Trading Cards.

I like to draw and these are some ATC's that I drew and colored with my Derwent colored pencils.
This ATC was done at 4:30 AM and is the Early Bird That Catches The Worm!

This card is a desert scene. It is more of a zentangle. If you are interested in learning how to draw a cactus then you should check out this blog because that is where I got the idea for this card.

This flower ATC is another doodled zentangle and the butterfly is a Memory Box die that I cut out and then used a white gel pen to doodle some lines.

Welcome to my new followers! Sarah, Lesley, and Becca. Please visit their blogs and see all the  beautiful cards that they create.

Thanks for visiting today. Have a great day!
Ta Ta For Now,