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Beautiful Butterfly…

Had some fun creating with Marianne Designs Butterfly… I love the swirly,  dots and overall style of this one!

A Crate Paper 6×6 pad, hand stitching, rhinestones flourish, flowers, dies, punching and it’s a card!  Oh,  I punched the holes in the wings with my Japanese screw punch…

Happy Tuesday!

Tools and Supplies I used…

I couldn’t find the Crate Paper pad I used so I linked to a new one that looks wonderful too!

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NEW Wings stamp set and die…

Isn’t it so much fun to have dies to match stamps?!!!  I’m lovin’ the fun things to create with dies and stamps! Today I used one of the butterflies from CC Designs new Wings Stamp set and the CC Designs Cutter Wings die.  I stamped the butterfly, used my clear die cut template I cut with the guide holes for marking where to place the die on the stamped butterfly before you cut,  then cut!  I love this butterfly with the dots… I used my Japanese screw punch to punch the holes and wrapped the center with wax linen.

So fun to get out some other stamp sets with a butterfly theme to use too… this is the Butterfly Postage Rubber Stamp set.  The dotted line on the postcard is from a Marianne Design border clear stamp set called Don and Daisy Decorations.

I cut the red doily out of the October Afternoon Thrift Shop paper… the pattern paper for this card is all from this 8×8 paper pad.


Happy Spring wishes winging your way!  ttul!

Stamps and Such…

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Silhouette Ladies…

Yesterday I had some creating fun with the new Marianne Designs Creatables dies for MarchAnja’s Rose small corner and Baby Cameo.  I knew what stamp I wanted to use… a Hero Arts wood mounted image I just picked up last weekend at Michaels (I can’t find the exact one to link to, so linking to a similar one),  so I stamped it on the Basic Grey paper added an old Hero Arts sentiment, Style is eternal and the little stamp image on the edges is from a Tattered Angels Traveler clear stamp set.  The perfume bottle one of four stamps on a B Line Designs stamp cube.

The  rose corner is so pretty… there are a few more Anja’s Roses dies in this release…a border, a centerpiece and a large corner… very pretty…

A close up of the corner…

This is the Basic Grey Granola 6×6 paper pad.  The fancy black rose is from Marianne Designs also… comes as a strip of roses and I just cut one off… love the netting that it comes on!  I couldn’t make out the detail of it in my card photos so I took an up close photo and really lightened it. Might have to move your screen to see it… they’re pretty.  

Yes,  I used the Perfect Layers Rulers!  I thought about distressing the edges but I do love the straight mat look and I think it lends itself to the look of the classic silhouette ladies too.  HERE is my video about them and there’s another video at the Perfect Layers link in my right sidebar. I used the 1/8th and 1/16th in. on this card.

A fanciful card for a beautiful early Spring day in Iowa!  My DH should be out fishing but instead he’s dealing with a flat tire on his truck and working.  I noticed this a.m. while out picking him up that the weeds are already growing!!!  UGH!  Silly ground ivy… we’ve tried a few things to get rid of it but haven’t been successful.  I hate the idea of chemicals in the yard.  We play out there so much with the grandkids.  So many people walk their dogs by here too… they’re supposed to pick up their poo but they don’t always… ugh,  I hate stepping in it!  Isn’t there something you can put on your grass to keep the dogs from doing it?  Guess I’ll be googling away soon! chuckle!  Oh the joys of living in town on a corner!  I’d rather think about the next card!

ok  – I’ll catch  ‘ya later!

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Kicking off 2012 with 5 faves from 2011…

Everyone is posting their faves from the year,  so I had to jump in!  Thanks for sharing everyone and thanks for looking on my blog too!

I loved how this easel with add on’s card worked out…Hot, hot days of Summer

You Make Me Happy

Shabby Birdhouse Gift-cards in a Pizza Box

Anya’s Birthday Easel card with a Stopper

Tilda with a Letter

That was hard!  So many I could have picked that I liked!  It was a fun creative year ! I’m looking forward to 2012 and more fun stamping and sharing!  Happy New Year and thanks for sharing your stamping too!

Thinking up to Debby’s challenge…

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the new dies again….

I had fun again this afternoon playing with the NEW Leafy Branch and Phlox dies… I don’t think they’d hire me for flower arranging at the florist but I sure enjoy trying with paper!   The dies and new stamps are in the store now… links below!

I used some paper and die cuts from a Kaisercraft 6×6 Christmas pattern paper pad… can’t find it anywhere to link to.  All That Scraps did have it so hopefully you already have it too!   Bazzill card-stock and a holly punch from The Punch Bunch.  The pearls are from Hero Arts and I colored them with a YR23 copic sketch marker.  The sentiments are from  Amy R Stamps Merry and Bright sentiments set,  linked below. On the inside I used the Friends sentiment from the Handy Greetings Amy R Stamps set.  I edged everything with Walnut Stain Distress ink and the ink blending tool.

I’m linking to a Christmas anything goes challenge at Joan’s Gradens Weekly Challenge… another fun store!

I’m linking to the Christmas Wishes challenge at Joanna Sheen Challenges blog… I love this store too!

Holler if you have any questions.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the new CC Designs December Release!  I appreciate it!

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You’re gonna love this die!!!

Look at how pretty and frilly the new CC Designs Cutters Leafy Branches die is!!!  The perfect filler for flower embellishing on cards!!  YEA!  I LOVE it and you will too!   The other great thing about it is….there are two branches on the die…one goes one direction and the other goes the other direction…none of this having to turn it over after it’s cut and looking different!!!  rah, rah, rah!  Thanks Christine (CC Designs isllustrator)!  It’s just what I wanted!

Another new die I used today is the Phlox flower…three sizes… so pretty!!!  I love it as a Poinsettia!   The Leaves die is from an earlier release,  oh,  you remember what I told you about it from an earlier post?!  You don’t want me to go into cheering mode?! lol  So fun to work with! They cut wonderfully!  Really, truly and they come out of the die!

The “with love” sentiment is NEW this month from CC Designs Amy R Stamps, called Heart-y Sayings!  A very cool set indeed! I used Simple Stories Christmas 6×6 pattern paper pad… Quickutz holly photo turns die and a red brad.  Little pearls from Hero Arts that I dyed with Adirondack alcohol ink.  Bazzill card-stock to die cut the flowers and leaves.

Today’s our 36th Wedding Anniversary!  Where does the time go!  I thank God every day for Tim!  He’s the best!   It’s snowing here… I know that will make some of you very jealous…really?  hehe  Not much yet but enough to make it look so pretty.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Stamps and such that I used for this card…

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Like a Rose….

Are you singing it yet?  The line from the song “Evergreen”…. haha, now it’ll be stuck in your brain for days!  I always hate that! sorry!   Lovin’ my light tent!  It was so fast to capture this card tonight!  yea!  Scroll down for the video on how I made it!

This is the new rolling rose die from CC Cutters…I’ll do a little video for it soon!  How come a gal gets all video crazy after she gets a video camera?! lol   I used Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden papers, clear stamps and Ephemera Bits  for this card.  The lacy border and vine are from My Favorite Things… links below!  Pearls from Hero Arts… colored them with copic marker E55.

Guilty….just checked in at All That Scraps…Christine has added lots of new,  HERE

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great Friday and weekend!  I know it’s another busy one for most!

Stamps and stuff I used…














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Happy Birthday Shabby Chic-ish…

Happy Birthday to you! I used a lot of elements to create this shabby Chic-ish card. Melissa Frances pattern paper, stitched on the machine, edged with Distress ink and the ink blending tool, punched border, hug snug seam binding, rick rack, pearls, die cut, roses and stamps!

Thanks for looking!

❤ Stamps and stuff I used on my card…

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CC Designs June Release Review…

Today the All That Scraps DT gals are reviewing stamps for the June release on the ATS blog, HERE.  I used the new Amy R Magical Wishes set…very fun sentiments for in and out!

I used the new Magnolia Doohickey’s  flower petals die from the Butterfly Dreams Tree die set for my flower… cut three, layered them up and a Lasting Impressions brad in the center.   The leafy branch on the front is a Sizzix Sizzlet die,  the leafy branch on the inside is from the Magnolia Doohickey’s Bon Voyage Foliage set.

I used the October Afternoon Thrift shop 8×8 paper pad, flower paper is from the Campfire pad,  some SU stripe twill, some Technique Tuesday twill, some cotton cord, a button,  some flower trim I purchased on etsy a couple years ago (I found it when I was going through a pile a couple weeks ago – that’s why we make piles… it’s so fun to find stuff later!!! lol),  Hero Arts small pearls, another Magnolia Doohickey’s die from the Butterfly Dreams collection called Dream tag and a scallop circle nestabilities die.

Linking my card to some challenges… Paper Sundaes Challenge blog – girly girl is the theme… Stamp Something Challenge blog – something punched (or die cut)… Stamp With Fun Challenge blog – pearls and flowers…

Here’s the stamps and stuff I used…

Thanks for stopping by!

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Shabby Birdhouse Gift cards in a pizza box…

A “pizza box”!!! lol  Here’s how to make it on SCS,  HERE.  At first I couldn’t think of what to put inside but then it hit me that  4×4 gift cards and envelopes would be great in there!  I did make my box larger than the pattern on SCS. Mine is 4.5 x 4.5 finished and I used a 6.5 x 12 piece of double sided pattern paper from the Butterfly Garden by Pink Paislee collection.  I also used the 6×6 matching pad for “parts”.

Four gift cards and envelopes… I used my MS scoreboard envelope maker… LOVE that thing!  CC Designs rubber stamps… links below.

Close up of how I colored the birdhouse!  I wanted it to look really rustic…eek!  it does! lol  I used Distress ink pads and Ranger Cut ‘n Dry nibs and just colored it in… quite easy… vintage photo, walnut stain,  pumice stone, weathered wood, aged mahogany, peeled paint, pine needle, mustard seed…I had FUN!  I used a crackle stamp from Magenta on a couple of the stamped images and on the Swirly Butterfly die cut.

I thought it needed an easier way to get it open,  so I got out a circle punch and punched in a bit so it’s real easy to get open now.  *here’s a tip for you though*  Punch the circle before you tape/glue it into the box shape!  *’nother tip* STAMP before you tape/glue it into the box!!!  YEP,  rather tricky stamping on a flimsy box!

Other challenge blogs I’m linking to… Creative Impsirations Challenge blog – bling and glitz … A Spoon full of Sugar Challenge blog – anything goes … Craft US Crazy challenge blog – use something new … Stamp Something Challenge blog – anything goes…


See you next time!  Thanks for stopping by!