Friday, August 1, 2014

Everything is Better

Happy August!!
WOW August is here.....  school starts in some areas, summer is on the wane, Stampaway Convention is taking place in a few days in Cincinnati, ah yes, I can continue but you are here to see a card not to hear a list of what August brings. LOL

The 1st of the month brings a new challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ. The challenge theme is always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.You have the whole month to get your project completed and uploaded on the monthly challenge page over at Craft-Dee BowZ. We'd all love to see your submission and you could be our next winner.

For a little inspiration, I've made a masculine card and decided to use a single loop bow. I felt that a single loop bow is a better type bow for a man card.

Let me share my card with you.


That bow is made using a sheer ribbon. One of the best ribbons to use to make a bow IMHO.

Craft-Dee BowZ has the best bow making tool. It assists you in making single and multi-loop ribbon bows. It can also assist you in making a Washi Tape bow, tassels, wire flowers. WOW what a great list of different options. Check out the various Craft-Dee BowZ videos

If you haven't done so yet, please "like" Craft-Dee BowZ  on their Facebook page to keep up with the latest designers posts and to see whats new.

Stamps:  Impression Obsession - Wagon; Hero Arts  -Thank You for being My Friend
Paper/Card Stock
: White CS, Corrugated Paper from a box
Ink: Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs, Barn Door
Dies/Embossing Folder Used: Spellbinders Fancy Tags: Sizzix Wood Grain
Ribbons, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam

I am submitting this card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today. See you soon

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Just Fluttering By

Hi Everyone,
Thanks for stopping in today.  The Design Team's theme for Julyhas been tags with flowers, but I tweeked my project a tad and added the flowers to the card, not to the tag.

Let me show you.why

I designed my card with a vellum pocket that is the perfect tag holder.That vellum pocket has flowers in one corner area.

The vellum pocket lets the tag and the stamped images show thru with a gentle softness.

The tag is perfect for a bookmark.

My Bow was made using the Craft-Dee BowZ tool. It makes bow making so easy!!!
Have you submitted a project to the challenge this month? You still have a few days to get one in. You never know, you could be our next winner.

Stamps:  MSE (My Sentiments Exactly)  Garden Faire Sentiments  TT235
Paper/Card Stock
: Celery Green CS, DP, Vellum, Purple Shimmer Paper
Ink: Memories - Sweet Plum
Dies Used: Joy Crafts - Border 6002/0256
Ribbon, Petaloo Flowers,Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, dimensional foam

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping in today, have a great week.


Sunday, July 27, 2014


So glad you stopped by today!!

I know that Christmas is a ways off (149 days) however I have been incorporating Christmas cards in some of my card classes lately. 

I thought I'd share this one with you.

Stamps:  Inkadinkado - Angel; Art Impressions - sentiment
Paper/Card Stock
: Blue CS, White CS, Gold CS, 
Ink: Danube Blue, Angel Pink- Memories; VersaMark;
Punches/Dies Used: Marvy
Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool

I am submitting this card t the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping in today. Tuesday I will have a post for Craft-Dee BowZ and hope you will stop back for that. It's a masculine card and I think you will like it.

Have a great week

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Merry Christmas to All

Hello Everyone,
I know, I have been missing in action for a while and I am so sorry. I have been really busy and the time just slipped away.

Let me show you a card  I just made using a new die from Memory Box. It's not a fancy card because
I decided to just emboss the image into the card stock instead of cutting it out.
This is a kind of a prototype card. Just seeing how this would turn out if I did it this way, vs. cutting the image out and using the die cut..

I applied white ink to the red card stock to make it appear to be like a blackboard, or should I say a redboard. Next using a glue pen I traced the words and the flourishes and covered that with silver glitter.
I added a white snowflake to the panel about half way down and there are 2 holly leaves towards the bottom. I  used Wink of Luna, green to color those leaves in.

To finish, I matted the red panel with a silver paper and mounted that on a yellow card stock.

I used a red pleated organdy ribbon and attached it with a single white snowflake brad to hold the ribbon in place.

Paper/Card Stock: Yellow Card Stock Red Card Stock, Silver Paper
Ink: White Pigment Ink
Dies Used: Memory Box - Merry Christmas To All  
AccessoriesRibbon, Glue Pen, Silver Glitter, White Snowflake brads,

I am submitting my card to the following challenges:

Have a great week and I will back in a few days, I promise.