All Occasion · birch press design · cards · Digital images · Flowers · Memory Box · Slimline · Spring

Birch Press Design Dainty Rose and Leaves Slimline Card…

Hi cardmakers and friends…I’m so glad I can grow flowers with paper!  I had fun die cutting and layering these together. There are marks on the cuts so you know where to put the layers!  WOW!  That helps so much!  I use Tombow Mono Multi glue.  My tip for using it is to keep the container laying down at all times.  Do you have any tips to share for gluing?  I’d love to hear them!

I cut a cardbase, 7 x 8 ½ inches and scored the 7 in side at 3 ½ inches for this Slimline Card.

I die cut a white cardstock panel with the Memory Box Wrapped Stitched Slim die set.

Hello is diecut in the NEW Memory Box Black Glossy cardstock with the Birch Press Design Hello Topper die.  I didn’t use the backer that comes with it but I need to, it’s cool!

The NEW Birch Press Design Dainty Rose and Leaves Contour Layers I die cut with four of the Memory Box cardstock 6×6 pads.  I was brave with color today! lol

I also used the NEW Birch Press Design Tiny Tuft Flowers and Leaves Contour Layers die set.  Die cut in the same cardstock colors.

I used mounting tape behind the roses and everything else is glued directly to the panel.

My pictures feel huge but I sized them 200 pix smaller than I usually do. eek! lol  I hope they show up on your screen ok! The first four are the same size as the card when I hold the card up to my computer screen. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoying this touch of Spring!  It’s supposed to get up to 70˚ here today!  YAY!  ttul!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

Birch Press Design – 57499 Dainty…
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Birch Press Design – 57501 Tiny Tuft…
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Memory Box – 94554 Wrapped Stitched…
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Memory Box – SH44004 Black Glossy…
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Memory Box – SP1003 Lush Green 6×6 pack
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Memory Box – SP1002 Sunny Orange 6×6…
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Memory Box – SP1001 Berry Red 6×6 pack
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Memory Box – SP1008 Twilight Purple…
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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cards · CAS · Christmas · Digital images · Poppystamps · Winter

poppystamps Seed Snowflake Joy Card…

It’s a candy cane JOY today! Using poppystamps Seed Snowflake Joy die, Tidings of Joy stamp set, twine and white and red cardstock!

I placed a strip of red on the white card base, then mounted the die cut white panel with foam tape to the red strip.

For the candy cane stripe, I cut strips of red and white cardstock with my paper trimmer, covered a piece of copy paper with tape and placed the strips alternating colors over the tape diagonally. Then I die cut the J and Y from that piece.  I used glue and stuck them down flat inside the negative cut in the Seed Snowflake Joy panel.

I stamped the sentiment with the MISTI….oh, I did that before I mounted up the panel though…

I really like how this turned out…another CAS card and so Christmasy looking!

Linking to some challenges…

Inkspirational Challenges – Anything Christmas Goes

Muse Christmas Visions – anything holiday

CAS(E) this Sketch #300

thank you ladies for picking my card to win!


Time Out Challenges – Joyful

Scrapyland – anything goes with dies sold in their store

Thanks for stopping by today!  Wishing you JOY!

Alcohol Inks · cards · CAS · Christmas · Digital images · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Oxide Inks · Winter

Memory Box Pine Candle Oval Frame…

Hey everyone! I didn’t think I could do this alcohol thing! At stamp club Friday, Linda from club did a demo and we played. This morning I did this by myself!  The ink really spreads on yupo though…I wanted to try little dots of ink…hmmmm… lol  Big dots worked though! lol Butterscotch, Red Pepper, Lettuce and Oregano are the colors I used.  Then a little gold foil.  I just gambled on getting the foil on there.  If any of you know a video you can point me too on getting the foil on there… email it to me.

This is about as artsy as I get! lol

I had the die cut white to begin with, then a friend told me to put gold foil around the flame and I was like, “no way” am I going to get glue near that! lol  So I die cut the Pine Candle Oval Frame die in gold foil cardstock then and glued it over the white ones.  There are two white ones in the stack because I got a smudge on the first one so I had to cut another and glue it on. lol  Oh the trials! haha

Linking my alcohol ink card to some challenges…

CAS Christmas Card Challenge 

This next one is a Distress Oxide background…

A lot of pictures today!  This one, I die cut an oval with the Sudio Oval Layers die set… it matches the size of the Pine Candle Oval Frame die.  Using the mini Ink Blending tools, I inked on the NEW Distress Oxide Ink pad colors, starting at the top with Mustard Seed, then Barn Door (I brought it up and around the Mustard Seed a little, then came back in with Mustard Seed, back and forth a little to get them blended) then Mowed Lawn and Crushed Olive on the buttom!  I was really happy with how the colors blended and worked with this die cut!

I stamped peace on earth on a strip of white cardstock that I inked with Barn Door Oxide and let dry.  Then stamped on it with Archival black ink in the MISTI.

A few little sequins to finish it off… oh wait,  I did spatter it with Barn Door regular Distress ink.  I just swiped a little ink from the pad onto my Tonic craft mat, one spritz of water and a #4 soft paintbrush to spatter it.  TIP: I don’t know about you but spattering seems like an art to me too!!!  grrr  BUT  I think I’m finally on to something with this #4 soft bristle paintbrush!  It works the best of any I’ve tried so far and I’ve tried a lot!   SO don’t give up!  Find a brush that does what you want it to do.  I’m convinced it’s all about the brush!

The white spatters are a spray… I’ll link to it below.  I just poured a little on my craft mat and picked it up with that wonder paintbrush (hehe) and spattered it on.  I probably should’ve heat set my oxide inks first.  I wonder if the white would’ve stayed whiter? SO, the saga continues as to what is what!

p.s. my paintbrush is a #4 US Artquest paintbrush.   I love my US Artquest brushes.  I will look and see if I can find them to link to. (EDA – found them, link below! I love the other brushes in the set too!)

Linking my Oxide card up to some challenges…

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Distress it (I used Distress Oxide inks)

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Sprinkles and Splatters

ABC Christmas Challenge – P, Q & R are for?  (mine is P for plain)

Well, I’m gonna shut up.  If you have any questions holler!

Thank you again for coming over! Are you going to try these? hehe  I hope so! I jumped in, so now you gotta jump in! lol

Here’s some links to what I use to make cards and what I used to make these two in particular!  Have fun!

Memory Box – 94026 Pine Candle Oval…
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Studio Oval Layers
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Stitched Oval Layers
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Memory Box – CL5225 Typewriter…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad -…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad -…
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Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray WHITE…
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Perfect Brush Set – Paint Brushes |…
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Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink White Yupo…
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink – Oregano
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink – Lettuce
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink – Red Pepper
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Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink – Butterscotch
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Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks and…
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Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black; Ranger
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Archival Re-inker – Jet Black from…
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Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Bazzill Foil Cardstock – Gold 12×12
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
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Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
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Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
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Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
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Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
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Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
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Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
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Spellbinders – Tan Embossing Mats
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Hallmark Scrapbook – TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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Embossing Heat Gun; Precision Heat…
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EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
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Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
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Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
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Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
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We R Memory Keepers – Basic Tools -…
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Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
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Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
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Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
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Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
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Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
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Mono Multi Liquid Glue
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adhesive pick-up square
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Scotch 3/4 inch Double-Sided Foam…
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Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D 217 WHITE FOAM…
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Scrapbook Adhesives 3D FOAM SQUARES…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
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Avery Elle · cards · CAS · copics · Digital images · Envelopes · Hero Arts · LOVE · Memory Box · Reverse Confetti · rubber stamps · Taylored Expressions · Valentine · WPlus9


Pam Sparks Typewriter Valentine

I had great fun using stamps and dies to make Valentines last week! Our family party was yesterday so now I can show what I made. I don’t have a picture of one of them and two others didn’t get finished! I always run out of time!

This typewriter (CG280 My Type) card is Hero Arts stamps except for the row of hearts…it’s from Printworks.  I used the Misti to stamp so I could get this super, wonderful black inking!  love it!

Pam Sparks World Valentine

This one is the size of an ATC and uses Reverse Confetti’s world die and an Avery Elle sentiment.  The background embossing folder is from Cuttlebug.  The woodgrain stamp is from All Night Media.

Pam Sparks Airplane Valentine

I made a few of these for the younger grandsons…Avery Elle stamp and die sets and a Hero Arts sentiment stamp. Silver Wink of Stella Brush Marker on the wings and more.

Pam Sparks Fishing Valentine

Here’s the Memory Box Rectangle Frames die with a partial cut heart die, also from Memory Box.  The sentiment stamps and Little Bits Fishing pole and Fish are from Taylored Expressions.  The background is the All Night Media woodgrain stamp again.

Pam Sparks Tree Ring Valentine

I was inpsired by Sarah G for this card. I used the Winnie and Walter Tree Ring stamp, a Memory Box heart die, WPlus9 you die and the Hero Arts sentiment again.  Oh the arrow stamp is from My Favorite Things.

I made envelopes for all the Valentines using the old penmanship lined paper we had in grade school. Fun!

Whew, I could’ve made Valentines for a couple more weeks… it’s like Christmas cards once I get started I don’t want to quit! lol

Now, it’s time to clean up! lol All 17 of the grandkids loved the Valentine exchange party we had yesterday afternoon and hey, the adults had a great time too!

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share with you. Happy stamping!

Links to some of the products I used to make these cards…

(the typewriter I used is CG280, I linked to a bigger typewriter by HA below but it doesn’t come with the 3 messages that CG280 does, if you can find it)

Digital images · Valentine


I saw these digital images at Whimsie Doodles and thought they’d be fun to create the grandkids Valentines with!

I have to say it again… doesn’t she just make you smile SO BIG!  = )))))

Just have a thing about glasses!  I added the hearts to the lenses below…then covered them with glossy accents. (the hearts were punched with an old border punch)

Pattern Papers are from Hobby Lobby… Nestabilities dies for the circle shapes.

And this one sums it all up!

I used this new stamp for Valentines day on the inside …

and this one on the back with  G-ma Pam 2012 under it…

Twelve Valentines in the mail!  YEA!  I didn’t get Christmas cards made the last couple years for them,  so I was determined to send Valentines!  Very Fun!  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Valentine creating to  you!

Click over to this post and link up to the Printworks Valentine stamp give-away.  You don’t have to do anything,  just link up!

Stamps and Such…

ATS · cards · copics · Digital images · La La Land Crafts · rubber stamps

Sugar ‘n Spice Marci…

Another cupcake kind of day!  Marci’s been in the kitchen!  This is Sugar ‘n Spice Marci from La-la Land Crafts, in the store at All That, HERE. So cute and fun to color!

I colored Marci with the E50’s series of copic sketch markers… skin E50, 51, 53… dress,  hair, shoes, cupcake E53, 55, 57, 59. No other colors or pencils or anything.  I used a piece of some old 9×9 Tim Holtz pattern paper… I have a bunch of all the patterns if anyone wants to buy some… I’ll make you a good deal! lol  The sentiment is a Penny Black stamp.  I distressed the edges with the Tim Holtz distressing tool and then edged with Vintage Photo Distress ink (Antique Linen on the words first and then VP) HERE and the Ink Blending tool HERE.   Stapled around with Tim’s tiny attacher.  Some EK Success punches, the flower and border…the leaves are the SU bird/branch punch and the cord through the flower is that paper cord from JoAnn’s.  Hope I didn’t forget anything.

I’m linking up to two challenge blogs…

What’s NEW at the store???  Christine has added Penny Black, HERE!  And the new Bildmalarna’s are so cute, HERE… I have three to color up… I need to quit reading and sleeping!  : )

Have a wonderful Sunday! Thanks for stopping by!  ttul

Digital images · La La Land Crafts


from La-la Land Crafts!  You’ve met Marci and Luka…well…here they are again all dressed up and ready to go! Fancy Marci and Formal Luka…coming in rubber but available NOW (for a limited time) as digis,  HERE!

With your download you receive one outline image and one image already colored!!!  Cool, that Irina is offering them this way!  So CUTE!!!  Happy shopping!  Thanks for stopping by and back here tomorrow!
ATS · Birthday · cards · CC Designs · copics · Digital images · Magnolia · rubber stamps

Happy Birthday Henry…

Today is our grandson Henry’s 4th Birthday… so exciting!  Henry has a stuffed puppy dog that he carries around that looks like this cute little Puppy from CC Designs.  This Puppy with Kite is a new digi release from CC Designs  HERE.  The sentiment is HERE.  I cut circles with Nestabilites circle dies HERE and on the inside is a Magnolia Summer background from the Fairytale release HERE.  The pattern papers are from a K & Co. 12×12 pad.  The stitching lines are from a clear set by Technique Tuesday called Borderline Notions.

I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday challenge Blog.

Thanks for stopping by! You make me happy!

cards · CC Designs · copics · Digital images

Butterfly Birgitta…

I’m showing you Butterfly Birgitta in this post…Hoping to have another card to show you tomorrow.  I used Bo Bunny pattern paper,  EK Success medium and small retro flower punches,  Hero Arts pearls, JoyCrafts greenery die,  Marianne Designs swirl die, Nestabilities oval dies, Martha Stewart border punch and an Accucut shipping tag die for the “hidden” text! Birgitta is colored with Copic Sketch Markers and a white signo uniball pen on the flowers…hard to see in the photo.  I can’t decide if I like leaving it lighter around her eyes or not!  There is always something after I think I’m finished with a project! lol

I’m linking to the Sketchy Colors Challenge Blog… Love this sketch and the design team examples were inspiring…the colors to use were Turquoise, pink and lime green.  FUN!  At Anyone for Anya Challenge Blog they want to “be dazzled”!  I used the Spica clear glitter pen and pearls for that.  The challenge at Wild Orchid Craftsis to “say it with flowers”  gotta love that and the challenge on Paper Sundaes right now is make your own flowers and I did that!

Thanks for stopping by!  Stamping to “beat the heat” here! lol

ATC's · copics · Digital images · rubber stamps · seven(7) Kids College Fund

Spring Tulip and Butterfly ATC…

Happy Tuesday! Posting an ATC I just finished…late Spring,  I’ll call it! lol   See the Tim Holtz filmstrip ribbon up in the corner…cool and the tiny staples holding it are from the Tim Holtz tiny attacher. The butterfly (colored with Copic Sketch Markers) and Spring and flowers words are from Hero Arts….the tulips are a digital image colored with Copic Sketch Markers.  The green and black gems are from Hero Arts.  The border is from the Sandylion Borders 2 clear set.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Late Spring!