Thursday, March 9, 2017

Happy Anniversary Missy & Jeff!!!

Last month I made an anniversary card for my niece, Shelley (anniversary is Valentine's Day!) and now I have made one for her older sister, Missy.  Both of these young ladies are very dear to me!!!  Here are two different photos of the card front...I did two because on the 2nd one the silver flat pearls cast too much shadow to suit my "OCD"...LOL

Here are some photos of the inside.

It may look strange that I made the inside back panel more narrow than the front, but I did that because of the way that I did the "hinge" is a photo showing that.

In order to make the "hinge" like this, you need 1/2" of the back panel.  Since my card front is 5 1/2 square and I wanted to keep the "square" appearance, I made the back panel 5 1/2" x 5", so after I adhered the "hinge", I was left with a 5x5" square.  I sure hope this makes sense!  And now, here is the "signature tag".

Thanks for stopping by and please hurry back!

Finished Card Size:  5 1/2" Square

Supplies List

Papers:   110# Recollections "Ivory" (card base), Canson 140LB Watercolor Paper, Recollections "Garden Florals" Paper Pad (envelope), Recollections "Silver" Glitter Paper, American Crafts "Silver Foil", Recollections 65# "Shimmer Silver" Cardstock

Stamps:  A Stamp in the Hand Co. "Script Background", Hero Arts "Everyday Messages", Anna Griffin "Flourishes Set 1" (used on envelope)
Inks:  Tsukineko "VersaMark Watermark", Hero Arts "Soft Granite" Shadow Ink
Dies:  Spellbinders "Lonely Hearts" (S4-483) & "Bracket Borders" (S5-181), Gina Marie "Flourish", Marianne Design "Vintage Swirls" (LR0271), "Hearts 3pc" from China (ID #116698), Impression Obsession "Bow" (DIE057-AA)   

     Fonts:  "Stone Temple SF" (sentiment, card front), "Corinthia" (card message), "FlairRoman" (envelope)

Tools:  Martha Stewart "Score Board", Ranger "Heat It", WeR Memory Keepers "Envelope Punch Board", Tim Holtz "Vagabond 2"

Accessories:  Recollections "Silver" Half Pearls, Stampendous! Stamp-nStuff "Detail Silver" & Hero Arts "Ultra Fine "Clear" embossing powders 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Happy Birthday, Lisa!!!

This special birthday card is for my Dr.'s nurse, Lisa, who is one of my favorite "Earth Angels"!!!  I had just received an order for some new product that I just love.  It is the NUVO "Embellishment Mousse" and it is ALL that I used on Lisa's card for color!  The card that inspired me was one that I saw on Pinterest that was made by "Sparklygirl-Tina" and I am sorry, but I could not find her blog to direct you to her card.  What do you think of it???

Lisa will not receive her card until tomorrow......I sure hope she likes it!!!
Finished Card Size:  A2

Supplies List

Papers:  110# Recollections "Ivory" Cardstock (card base), 140# Canson Watercolor Paper, Cold Press, 90# Strathmore Watercolor Paper, Cold Press

Stamps:  My Sentiments Exactly "Back of Card Set"
Inks:  Tsukineko " VersaMark WaterMark"
Dies:  Gina Marie "Stitched Rectangles", Memory Box "Small Olive Branch", "Fabulous Phlox" (stamen & leaves),& "Tender Leaves", Poppystamps "Small Leafy Sprig" & "Tailored Stitches" (border), My Favorite Things "Blueprints 13" (label for sentiment), JustRite Dies "Floral Trio Two Dies" (flowers) 

Graphics:  "Have the best birthday ever" freebie from (comes in many formats and you can find it here:

     Fonts:  "Henry Penny" (sentiment & message)


Tools:  Silhouette "Cameo", Martha Stewart "Score Board", Ranger "Heat It", WeR Memory Keepers "Envelope Punch Board", Tim Holtz "Vagabond 2"

Happy Birthday dear Peggy!!!

My dear friend Peggy just had a birthday yesterday and this is the card that I made for her. My inspiration for this design was from a birthday card by American Greetings that my darling husband gave me years ago.  I had wanted to do something different and this card was a tri-fold and was definitely different from the norm for me!!!  This is what I came up with.

My finished card is 4" x 8 1/2".  Here is a view showing the triple folds.

I had just recently purchased an adorable IO "bow" and decided to use it on the "signature label" and Peggy said it made it look like a package!

I placed this die cut with Peggy's name on it on the envelope.

Peggy loved her card and I loved making it for her.  Thanks for stopping by to take a look and please hurry back!!!
Finished Card Size:  4" x 8 1/2"

Supplies List

Papers:  90# Strathmore "Watercolor" Paper, Recollections "Glitter" Cardstock, DCWV "Glitter Paper"

Dies:  JustRite Dies "Pinwheel Daisies Dies" & Gina Marie "Fancy Floral Frame" (leafy elements inside), Spellbinders "Ornamental Tag 1" (on envelope), Stampendous "Fran's Make It Pop Cutting Dies" (rectangle for signature tag), Impression Obsession "Bow" (DIE057-AA)

Cutting Files:  Silhouette "Rose by SEI" [Design ID #8367] to make the "Rose Panel", "Happy Birthday Sentiments" by Jamie Cripps [Design ID #85073], "Scalloped Border" (that i fashioned after a Stampin' Up on that I saw on Pinterest)

     Fonts:  "StudioScriptAlternativeITC" font (message inside left), Silhouette "Daisy Font" (message inside right)

Tools: Silhouette "Cameo",  Martha Stewart "Score Board", Ranger "Heat It", WeR Memory Keepers "Envelope Punch Board", Tim Holtz "Vagabond 2"

Accessories:  Recollections "Flat Pearls"

Anniversary Card for Shelley & Robbie!

My sister's youngest daughter's anniversary is actually on Valentine's Day and this year is their 18th, so I thought I would attempt to make her a "keepsake" card.  I actually cased the beautiful birthday card that Peggy Dollar made me this past can see it here!  Her card is stunning and I just love it!!!  I used watercolor paper, gold foil cardstock and some DCWV patterned paper with gold foil!

This is the top half of the card inside. 

This is the bottom half of the card inside. 

Signature Label


Shelley loved her card and sent me the sweetest message via Facebook and said, among other things, that "I will keep this and treasure it for the rest of my life"!!!  That made me feel so good and so loved!!!
Finished Card Size:  A2

Supplies List

Papers:  110# Recollections "Ivory" Cardstock, 140# Canson & 90# Strathmore "Watercolor" papers, American Crafts "AC Specialty Paper Foil" - Gold, DCWV patterned paper from "The Butterfly Garden Stack"

Stamps:  Art-C "Flowers & Bugs Stamp & Stencil Set" (used the "greenery stamp" to make a cut file for greenery beneath the heart on the card front)

Dies:  Gina Marie "Loopy Rectangles" & "Lacy Lattice Rectangles", Memory Box "Fabulous Phlox" & "Tender Leaves", Sizzix Tim Holtz "Celebrations Words", "3pc Hearts" - ID#116698" (fr. China)

Cutting Files:  "Birds" (made cut file from image I found on Pinterest), Silhouette "Three Flourishes" by Siohie Gallo [Design ID #65905]

     Fonts:  "Isabella Script"

Tools: Silhouette "Cameo",  Martha Stewart "Score Board", WeR Memory Keepers "Envelope Punch Board", Tim Holtz "Vagabond 2"

Accessories:  Sheena Douglas "Snowfall" embossing folder (used on envelope), Recollections "Flat Pearls"

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Happy Birthday Janice!

Janice is VERY special to me........she has been my step-daughter for 30 years, which really makes her my middle daughter!!!  This is the birthday card that I made for her this year.  My inspiration for this card came from this YouTube video and I had just recently ordered some 48# vellum cardstock from which you can find here and I love it!!!  I really love the look of parchment art.  For my design, I used VersaMark, gold embossing powder and then heat set it.  I used my Brother ScanNCut to cut out one of my images and I decided to use the vellum cardstock to make my the envelope.

Janice loved her card and I loved making it for her!  Hurry back!
Finished Card Size:  A2

Supplies List

Papers:  48# White Translucent Vellum Cardstock, 8 1/2 x 11,  140# Canson Watercolor Paper, American Crafts "AC Specialty Paper Foil"

Stamps:  Altenew "Persian Motifs", Anna Griffin "Lovely Letterpress Stamps", Concord & 9th "Sophisticated Script Stamp Set" ("janice" on envelope)
Inks:  Tsukineko "VersaMark WaterMark"
Dies:  Gina Marie "Stitched Rectangles" & "Loopy Rectangles", Avery Elle "Custom Panels" A2 Die, Spellbinders "Sentiments One Die-D-Lites" (Happy Birthday)

     Fonts:  "Juice ITC"

Tools:  Brother "Scan N Cut",  Martha Stewart "Score Board", Ranger "Heat It", WeR Memory Keepers "Envelope Punch Board", Tim Holtz "Vagabond 2"

Accessories:  Ranger "Super Fine Detail Gold" embossing powder   

Marda's Birthday Card!

Marda and I have been very close "online friends" for many years, going back to the days of me being on the Pazzles Design Team and guess what?  She too, has a birthday in January...LOL  For her card, I came up with the idea to use a "mesh grid" on the front of the card and the design gave birth from there, so I decided to design a file to cut with my Cameo.  Here is the end result.

I also designed the "greetings" and for the "BIRTHDAY", I cut it twice, once out of the the card base and then again out of glitter cardstock which I then "inlaid" back into the card base.  Of course, I just had to do some paint "splatters" and add some sequins!  My Memory Box "Climbing Vine" die was way too big for this card, so I scanned a die cut and downsized it and cut it with my Cameo.

For the inside top of the card, I used the negative "leftovers" from the "mesh grid" that were left on my cutting mat.  I just used some "Glad Press'n Seal" to pick them up, add glue and adhere them to the card.

Marda loved her card!!!  I will be back real stay tuned!
Finished Card Size:  A7

Supplies List

Papers:  90# Strathmore "Watercolor Paper" Cold Press, Recollections 65# "Dreamy" Collection , "Glitter" Cardstock

Dies:  Spellbinders "5x7 Matting Basics A & B", Memory Box "Climbing Vine" die (99623), Impression Obsession "Tiny Flowers" (DIE140-D)

Cutting Files:  "Mesh Vine" & "greetings" (using "Magnolia Sky" font) & "BIRTHDAY" (using "Hamlet" font) by me,

     Fonts:  "Talking to the Moon" (card message), "Hamlet", "Magnolia Sky"

Tools: Silhouette "Cameo",  Martha Stewart "Score Board", Ranger "Heat It", WeR Memory Keepers "Envelope Punch Board", Tim Holtz "Vagabond 2"

Accessories:   Kuretake "Gansai Tambi" 3 shades of blue watercolor (splatters), Ranger "White Opal" Liquid Pearls, Pretty Pink Posh "Sparkling Clear" sequins (colored with alcohol marker), Tonic NUVO Crystal Drops "Wedgewood Blue", Spectrum Noir "Alcohol Markers"

Monday, February 20, 2017

Happy Birthday to my favorite nurse!!!

Hello everyone!  Lorraine and I became acquainted during the time I was going through the 40 treatments of radiation for "parotid cancer".  She owns a home nursing company and my doctor contacted her when I was so sick from the treatments, to come to my home twice a week, which she did and ultimately, Lorraine and I became dear friends...I just love her!!!  She and her company were there for me after the open heart surgery for my aortic aneurysm and last year after they did eight stents and I don't know what I would have done without her!  This is the birthday card that I made for her!  No casing this time.......this is totally my design!  I used my Spectrum Noir Markers to color the graphics.  You can find the free banner graphics here!  I want to note here that I added the "Happy Birthday" on the banner using my Studio software and the Silhouette Pen Tool with my PaperMate EraserMate pen, added embossing powder and heat set it.

Lorraine loved her card!  Thanks for stopping by!
Finished Card Size:  5" Square

Supplies List

Papers:  110# Recollections "White" (card base), 65# "Red" Recollections, 80# Neenah

Graphics:  "Floral Banners" (freebie from, corner treatments were made from images from the "Bloomart Flowers Bundle" (purchased from Mighty Deals)
Inks:  Tsukineko "VersaMark WaterMark"
Dies:  Lil'inker "Stitched Mats Square", JustRite Dies "Elegant Garden Label Dies", Impression Obsession "Tied Line"

Cutting Files:  "Mat" for banner by me

     Fonts:  "LTD Swirls" ("Happy Birthday" on banner), "Parisienne" (card message), "Arabella" ("Happy Birthday Lorraine")
Tools: Silhouette "Cameo",  Martha Stewart "Score Board", Ranger "Heat It", WeR Memory Keepers "Envelope Punch Board", Tim Holtz "Vagabond 2"

Accessories:   Kuretake "Gansai Tambi" #90 watercolor (splatters), Ranger "Liquid Platinum" embossing powder, Spectrum Noir "Alcohol Markers", Ranger "Ruby Red" Liquid Pearls, "White" foam from Simon Says Stamp (die cut to go beneath the circle frame), Sheena Douglass "Snowfall" embossing folder