Friday, January 22, 2016

You're so SWEET!

Nothing so sweet than a puppy Valentine's Day card. This one using Reverse Confetti's Puppy Love set which includes this fun little bone filled dog dish with it. Super fun to color to match with the Double Heart garland, here. For the sentiment I used "you're so" from the Lovey Words set and the Lovey Words Confetti Cuts for the die cut "Sweet."

Also, for the background I used the Quick Card Panels that Reverse Confetti offers with their release and I just love this "All Heart." It makes for super fast, fun and easy cards and tags. Wishing this came in full sheets because it's just such a fun assortment of colors!  

We are such dog lovers around here that it's easy to buy card crafty dog related stamps and papers. I have to try really hard not to hoard them! Which reminds me of one of our Silky Terriers, Peaches who guards her food, and occasionally a favorite toy! She isn't one to usually fight over it, but she will sit in her crate (with the door open) just guarding her food instead of eating it!  Kind of makes me think of this cute pup!  

Have you started making your Valentine's yet?

Monday, January 18, 2016

Puppy LOVE

Something about these cute pups inspired this fun card using REVERSE CONFETTI products! Falling in love with most of their last release had my mailbox full of fun last week.  Monthly, Jen offers a Sketch for you to try using Reverse Confetti supplies. This is my take on this months sketch.

Plans are to make some Valentine cards this year and actually get them mailed! 


Sunday, December 6, 2015


A Kate Spade inspired Birthday greeting for our oldest daughter. Happy we will celebrate Christmas together although this fun card and a little something in the mail will have to suffice on her special day. 

Always a classic Kate Spade's fun home collection was the inspiration for this card today.

Lots of fun images came to play with my design here. Essentials by Ellen, "Merry and Bright" provided the "happy" sentiment. It is die cut in my very last hoarded piece of glittery gold paper by Cosmo Cricket. Also, Essentials by Ellen, "Advent" supplies the Champagne glass. The detail on the glass comes from the tiniest dot from Essentials by Ellen, "Bokeh" set because Kate Spades glasses have just the sweetest little dot on the them! Love all these Ellen sets by Julie Ebersole! My Birthday die cut is from MFTStamps and are a "POPUP" type greeting.  Finishing off the card is some super fun "Shape and Tape by WE R Memories and a piece of pink ribbon with a gold, blingy border.  And, for the sloshing bubbly?  Tim Holtz Vintage Platinum Glitter Dust!

Cheers to ya!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Merry and Bright

This is most definitely "Merry and Bright!" Used some holly accents from Essentials by Ellen "Merry and Bright" by Julie Ebersole on this Clean and Simple design. Loved the "Merry and Bright" stamp by Hero Arts for the Minc foiled sentiment on my card here:

Used the "Minc Pen" by Heidi Swapp to "ink" up my Hero Arts stamp going direct to rubber and then stamping it on white 80 pound card stock. Used gold foil through my Minc (mini) machine to glam up the sentiment. Thinking the "Lucky Clover" distress ink gives it a fun look. The "Shape and Tape strip on the edge pulls that vintage fling together!   

Hope your weekend is "Merry and Bright!"

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wishing you JOY - Reverse Confetti

These Winter Words dies from Reverse Confetti are wonderful! I love the nice thick scripty style and when you "MINC" them up, they are glamorous! Every month there is a new sketch to try over at Reverse Confetti. My take on the current sketch here:

The foil reflects off the light and is a bit difficult to catch the intensity of the shine in the photo but, I die cut my Winter Words "JOY" and ran it through my Minc machine to foil it up in gold. Also used the same process with the Holly Confetti Cuts.  The background pieces are die cut from the Straight Stripes Confetti Cuts and my little flag accent is from a Doodlebug Design 6x6 pad.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with much JOY!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Elegant Christmas

Hero Arts "Coloring Layering Christmas Tree" is perfect for a classic and elegant look. Match that with techniques from both Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire for a perfect look!

This week Kristina Werner and Julie Ebersole are teaming up with many guest artists for inspiring ideas and fun techniques with Online Card Classes Holiday Style.  

Day 3 features classic and elegant styles with many different and beautiful designs. The one Kristina did was the inspiration for my card. Jennifer McGuire recently shared a video tutorial how she used the Hero Arts Layered Tree using Ombre Inks. I combined that style with the inspiration from Kristina for this look here:


Platinum embossing powder for the glitz and glam on the card edges, sentiment and the layer of "snow" on the tree.  Distress inks for ink blending around the border and Hero Arts Ombre ink in "Pool" for the tree.  

Not usually my "go to" style however, it was exactly the "look" I was hoping for for the Classic and Elegant Holiday Style!  

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Inspired by...

My SOCKS! I purchased these fun socks a year ago when my favorite local boutique "HER TERN" had a Hansel by Basel sock event. I've had a sock crush ever since. (Note: one good thing about winter.)

Here they are: 

See? Aren't they the cutest? So I looked at them all last winter and thought, I need to make a card. Inspiration can come from anywhere, right?  So I finally did! Because, it's cold and I'm wearing socks again.  So Lawn Fawn penguins to the rescue! 

Love this Toboggan Together set by Lawn Fawn! The heart was one I had stamped for a previous project and was on my desk, so not from this set. 
 I loved the gray card stock and my NEW "LITTLEB" Washi from EllenHutson LLC.  The festive red stripe on the washi is metallic! 

So, the socks nailed it!  What inspires you?  

Thanks for stopping in!