Monday, September 1, 2014


Hi Everyone

Holy Cow!! It's September 1st  already and fall will be here in no time flat!! School has already started here and probably most everywhere else, by now.

Speaking of the first of the month, it's time for the September challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ. The theme is always "anything goes with a handmade bow". Hope you will submit a project this month, you could be the next winner.

Recently,I saw this design out on Pinterest and just had to try it. Not hard to do just a tad tricky and I am sharing the link to take you to Eileen Godwin's blog with her fabulous instructions. Hope you try
this card design out for one of your cards

 Craft-Dee BowZ sells the best bow making tool on the market and my orange sherbet colored bow was made using the CDB tool. For this bow, I used Washi Tape instead of ribbon. That's right, washi tape. I love the fact you can use Washi tape to make a bow. There are so many fabulous designs out there in Washi tape, now you have one more product besides ribbon to use to make a beautiful bow. Click here to watch Donna's  great video to walk you thru how this is done. It's really so easy.

Here is another view that shows the card design and bow from a different angle.

Stamps:  7 Gypsies by Hampton Art (Sorry no name on the set, set #IC0149)
Paper/Card Stock
: White, Purple, Celery Green
Ink: Memento - Grape Jelly
Dies Used: Memory Box - Woodland Branch, Blushing Bouquet
Washi Tape Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, glue Pen, Glitter

I am submitting this project in the following challenges:

Stop back tomorrow for my regular monthly Craft-Dee BowZ post.
We will be taking a trip to "Gai Paris" (as it's written in Paris).

Monday, August 25, 2014

May Your Day

Hi Everyone,

This is another card from my Card Shop Class of  Sat. Aug. 16 at Simply Said Rubber Stamps

The stamp I used is a Penny Black stamp and I just love it.It is so versatile and it's been around for a while and it's still available. To me this image is a timeless one.

Stamps:  Penny Black - Blush
Paper/Card Stock
: purple cs, yellow cs, white cs
Ink: Memento -Grape Jelly
Dies Used:Spellbinders Grand Ovals, Spellbinders Circles
Accessories: Embossing Folders,  glitter, Martha Stewart -  butterfly punch, Sakura - Glue Pen

I am submitting this card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping in today, see you soon.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Once upon a Springtime

Hello Everyone,

Had my monthly card class over at Simply Said Rubber Stamps yesterday. Everyone enjoyed themselves.

Let me share one of the cards from the class.

Quite a bit of layers and various different DP's adds a lot of interest to a card. The fairy is darling and we used Wink Of Stella to add just the right amount of shimmer to the image and the saying. 

If you haven't tried Wink of Stella yet, you must try it. I suggest starting out with the clear. It will add shimmer to your color and it really adds just the right accent.

Stamps: Hampton Arts - Once Upon a SpringTime
Paper/Card Stock
: Green CS, DP's
Ink: Memento - Black Tuxedo
Dies Used: Spellbinders- Lacy Squares
Accessories:Bella Bling - Self adhesive rhinestones

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by today hope you have a great week.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Thank You

Hello Everyone,
Hope you are having a wonderful crafty Sunday.

Last Wednesday I left to go to Stampaway.I had a busy few days and by the time Friday nite rolled around for the preview party, my get up and go was gone.

For those of you unfamiliar with Stampaway, it is a rubber stamp convention, held in Sharonville Ohio, a northern suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. Stampaway just celebrated it 22nd show and it was a great one with over 40+ vendors.It is always a very large show.

I took 2 great classes and helped Janet Winkle with one of  her Stampscapes classes and did M&T's at various times at the Simply Said Rubber Stamps store. Had a blast.

On Saturday I went back to Stampaway and bought a few stamps and ran into old friends and did a M&T at the Stamp On It booth. I just fell in love with this. Let me share with you the card I made.

Here is a close up of the daisies. This shows off the glitter better, especially the glitter on that yellow daisy.

The image is printed on acetate and it was precut for us. They have a great selection of Art Acetate We used a super fine nib and outlined the flower and the ribbon using 3-D Crystal Lacquer. We did this on the printed side. Then we added the glitter. After finishing that, we mounted the acetate print side down onto the card components. Next, working now on the front of the acetate, I outlined the white daisy, again using the 3D Crystal Lacquer, then added the white glitter. To finish it off I used Outline Sticker to the corners to hold the acetate in place, added the sentiment and also added that border

What a lovely card this is.

Well Stampaway is now a memory and only about 51 weeks to the next one.LOL I always look forward to Stampaway. If you are ever in the Greater Cincinnati area the 2nd weekend of August and if you like stamping then plan on attending. You won't be sorry.

Paper/Card Stock: CreamCS, Black CS
Accessories: Glitter, 3D Crystal Lacquer, Fine point nib from Crystal Lacquer, Art Acetate - Vintage Hues  (Stamp On It) Outline Stickers (Sentiment, corners, & border)

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Have a wonderful and creative week!!!!