Sunday, December 28, 2014

Heartfelt wishes

I made this pretty pastel card for the challenge on Power Poppy's blog and The Shabby Tea Room challenge.  I used the pretty bouquet from Power Poppy's Springtime collection stamp set.  I cut out the shape with a Sue Wilson die and edged in gold with some tumbled glass distress ink. I colored the images with copics and added stickles which don't show in the picture. The leaves, and flower are prima from Michaels. I added ribbon and gems and the sentiment is an old stamp from toomuchfun stamps. I added stickles to the flower at the bottom also.

Sister's birthday angel

I made this 6x6 card for my sisters birthday. The angel is set back into the card and a glitter page behind her.  I added pearls, flowers and leaves and feather and ribbon to finish this card. The angel die is a Sue Wilson die. 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Power Poppy Camellias

This new digital stamp of the Camellias is from Power Poppy and it's beautiful!!!  I'm just learning how to use digis so I still have a lot to learn on changing the sizes etc but there is a tutorial on the Power Poppy blog to help you. They also have a "Peep of the Week" challenge that you can participate in and it's so much fun.  I printed the images off on cryogen white text weight paper and used copics in the RV color scheme to color the flowers. I added some tumbled glass distress ink around the edges and trimmed in a gold pen.  I left the far right panel blank so I can put a sentiment on it and sign it when I decide what I'm going to use it for.  I used a Martha Stewart punch for the top and bottom of the card and also trimmed the whole card with a gold pen.  I hope you will hop over to the Power Poppy blog and participate. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Floating background with Cheery Lynn

I made this pretty floating background using the Dainty Dutch Doily Square die cut. I cut two of them and then sliced them from corner to corner and pieced them together face down on acetate.I cut the 5.5 square of acetate and then trimmed the corners of the die to make it fit.  I used 3-D tape to adhere it to the background paper so it looks like it's floating inside the frame.  I just cut a frame to cover the edges and added some holographic peel off borders. The saying is a peel off and I hand cut the tag and used a gold pen to edge it. I made a poinsettia and holly leaves from Cheery Lynn as well and layered them over the bow. 

Saturday, November 29, 2014


I keep telling myself I don't need any more dies, LOL then someone like Sue Wilson comes out with this gorgeous new dies that I got at Joan's Garden.  She can order any of them if you ask her.  What I like about Sue Wilson dies is that she is a card maker so she understands about using the dies in many different ways and they work together in her series. She has lots of videos on her dies and different cards here.   I started this 5x7 card with cryogen white paper, added a layer of gold and then made the panel out of the cryogen and ran it through the snowflake cuttlebug folder.  I added some stickles on the white panel that don't show in the photo and attached the peace to it.  The poinsettia and holly leaves are from Cheery Lynn and the pearl rope and dove are from Michaels.  Thanks for stopping.   

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Cheery Lynn Non-traditional colors

Non traditional colors is the Christmas challenge at Cheery Lynn this week. I started this 6x6 white card and then added a 5x5 square that I had ran through the embossing in a soft pink.  I added a pink peel off glittery border around both of those layers.  The pretty squares mixed in the center are the Dutch Scalloped and I turned the second one which almost makes it look like a big snowflake.  I stamped the image on the French Flair scalloped stacker die and edged it with distressed ink in Victorian Velvet.  I stamped the gorgeous Power Poppy poinsettia image in memento black and colored it with copics.  I added a bow and the saying is a peel off that I colored to match with my copics and some gems to finish the card.  I'm also entering this in the Power Poppy Peep of the Week challenge.    

Friday, November 21, 2014

Lots of Poinsettias

Have you participated in the Power Poppy Peep of the Week Challenge?  They have these new amazing Christmas stamps and it's so easy to join the fun!!! I love this gorgeous poinsettia set and pretty sayings to compliment them.  This is the screen divider card that Split Coast has a video on.  I used a Martha Stewart punch and Sissex punch to create the screen divider.  I just edged the images and card in gold pen to finish the card. 

High Low Glitter

I made this pretty glitter card for the Power Poppy Peep of the Week Challenge.  I used a Spellbinders die on sticky paper and removed the edges and sprinkled them with pink glitter then I removed the covering on the rest of the card and sprinkled it with white snow glitter.  The saying is stamped on the inside piece of the die and I used the cute little holly leaves from this gorgeous new Let and Heaven and Nature Sing from Power Poppy also. 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Power Poppy stand up card

What fun it was to make this card. I'm using three of the new Christmas stamp sets from Power Poppy and entering this in the Peep of the Week Challenge on the Power Poppy blog.  This card is made by watching the Screen Divider video on Split Coast Stampers.   I stamped all the images and sentiment in Memento black and colored them with copics. I edged everything with Tea Dye distressed ink and backed the panels with gold foil paper.  The holly border is a Martha Stewart punch and bottom is a Sissex punch.  You can tie a ribbon around the card to close it for mailing. 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Pink and red poinsettia

Once again I"m using this new gorgeous poinsettia from Power Poppy stamps.  I'm entering this also in the Peep of the Week challenge.  This 6x6 card started with a red card and then I lined the pretty paper from Wild Rose Studios Holly Lane with a silver pen and some distressed ink.  I cut the image and backing die from a Sue Wilson die and stamped the gorgeous poinsettia with Memento black ink and colored it with copics.  The I covered the entire thing with versamark and embossed it with holographic EP.  It's so glittery and pretty.  I added the ribbon which I enhanced with some Victorian velvet distressed ink.   To finish this card I used the Cheery Lynn leaf and poinsettia dies and added a gem to the center.  Come over and join in the fun at Power Poppy!!!!!!

Let Heaven and Nature Sing

I made this clean and simple card for the Peep of the Week challenge this month on the Power Poppy Blog.   This gorgeous new stamp set is part of the holiday sets from Marcella at Power Poppy stamps.   This is a a5x7 card and stamped each image in Memento black and colored them with copics.  I tore some paper and sponged some light blue around to make the clouds and stamped the image in the center. Very easy and quick and card. I outlined the image layer with a gold pen to finish the card. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Merry and Bright

This gorgeous new poinsettia is from Power Poppy stamps.  I started this 6x6 card with a background paper from Wild Rose Studios Holly Lane paper pack and edged with some distressed ink.  I cut the shape for the poinsettia with Creative Expressions Sue Wilson's California Collection and background die sets. I stamped the poinsettia with Memento black ink and colored it with copics.  All of the corner dies and flower and leaves are from Cheery Lynn designs.  I added the ribbon and the tag and some gems to finish this card.  Be sure to check out the new Christmas stamps at Power Poppy, I just ordered the gorgeous O Holy Night and Heaven and Nature Sing.  I can't wait to get them and continue my holiday cards.  Also check out the gorgeous resist tutorial on their blog

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Power Poppy and Cheery Lynn Vintage Christmas

This antiqued vintage card is for the challenge at Cheery Lynn and Power Poppy.   All dies are from Cheery Lynn starting with the  Coved rectangle scalloped for the Noel.  I edged it in gold pen and distressed inks.  I colored the images with copics and added some sparkle with stickles.  The poinsettia, holly leaves and opposing small flourishes are from Cheery Lynn and cut out of the designer paper Holly Lane by Wild Rose Studios.   I used distressed Vintage photo ink on the lace to give it an antique look.  Be sure to check out the newest dies from Cheery Lynn and the Christmas stamps from Power Poppy. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Power Poppy Christmas Stocking

This adorable stocking stamp is now available at Power Poppy.  I cut it out with a new set of dies by Creative Expressions Sue Wilson. Colored it with copics and added some sparkle with diamond stickles.  The background paper is from Frosted Lace by Wild Rose Studios and I added a poinsettia and pearls and a feather to finish this. Be sure to check out the Power Poppy blog and see the peeps for the week.  Join in the fun and play along on the Power Poppy blog
Creative Expressions dies and paper packs from Frantic Stamper

Power Poppy Believe in the Spirit

Hop over to Power Poppy and join the challenge fun each month.  For this pretty card I used the saying from Joyful Arrangements.  I used a new Marianne Die for the shape and the layers.  The paper background is from Frosted Lace paper pack by Wild Rose Studios.  I added some pretty gems and snowflake to finish the card.  Be sure to check out the Power Poppy blog and see the peeps of the week.
Joan's Garden for Marianne dies
Frantic Stamper for paper packs 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Power Poppy World card day

This beautiful poinsettia card is for the world card day at Power Poppy.  I used the newest stamp set Poinsettia.  I stamped it in memento black ink and colored it with copics.  The corner die cuts are Marianne.  I'm not sure whose oval this is, it's a white metal die cut.  I used a gold pen around the background and the oval and then added some soft pink ribbon and sparkly snowflake to finish the card. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Pearlized Power Poppy

Anything goes on Power Poppy blog,  I made this card and unfortunately I"m not very good with my camera to get all of the pearlized effects to show.  I used several of the stamp from these sets.   This is pre-made watercolor paper card with the oval already cut out. I used the Viva pearl pens and randomly put the color on the card, then I used a stencil with pearlized paste around the oval for some texture, added the sayings and flowers and the lace around the opening. I colored the glads with Stempel shimmer paint so the whole card is pearlized. Added some prima flowers and a bow and little tiny gem butterflies with some pearls.  Power Poppy is releasing the Christmas images very soon so pop over there to see the previews, I can't wait!!!!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

In Sympathy

I needed a sympathy card for a family member of a co-worker. I used the beautiful Power Poppy image and colored it with copics.  The saying is a peel off and the die cuts are from Cheery Lynn.  I used some pretty paper from Crafting Life's Pieces.  I added some lace, pretty ribbon and gold peel off lines to finish this card. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

More angles like you

The world could use more angels like you thank you card is for my sister to send to her chemo nurses.  I started this 5x7 card using some new gorgeous papers from Crafting life's pieces site and used my copic airbrush system to add color around the edges.  The square turned is from Spellbinders adorning squares in soft green cardstock.  I added three layers for pretty  lacy angel from Cheery Lynn designs.  The flowers and leaves are from Michaels and I added the lace and saying.  

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Power Poppy Thank You

I made this pretty Thank you card for my sister to send. I used the gorgeous  Countryside bouquet from Power Poppy digital images. I colored it with Copics and kept this card clean and simple for mailing.  Be sure to check out other images from Power Poppy also. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Power Poppy Geraniums

I made this pretty card for the challenge at Power Poppy.  I used their gorgeous digital Geranium image and colored it with copics.  The pretty papers are from Kaiser Craft Violet Crush paper pack.  I trimmed the papers in silver pen and silver peel off borders.  For the flowers I used the new Sweet Christine and  Tea Rose Small.    The leaves are Rose leaf strip and I added one of the Ivy strip leaves.  All the flowers and leaves are from Cheery Lynn designs.  Be sure to check out the gorgeous design team creations on Power Poppy's blog.   

Monday, June 30, 2014

Power Poppy July digital

The newest releases from Power Poppy are gorgeous. I used the Countryside Bouquet for this card and colored it with Copics. I added some stickles to the center of the flowers and then cut it out with Spellbinders label one and used Luscious label one for the border. The flower, leaves and border are from Cheery Lynn designs. Marcella's flowers are are gorgeous and easy to color and shade.  Hop over to Power Poppy and check out the design teams creations.   

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Sweet Stamps, NO Designer Paper

Wow no designer paper this week!!!  So I used a cuttlebug for the background and then added a pretty Marianne frame and I left it in the die and sponged some red around it and then edged it in gold leaf.   This beautiful Blossoms image was stamped and colored with copics and I added some gems to the center of the flowers.  The Cheery Lynn flourish leaf strip and daisy strip was used to make the flower and leaves.  Thank you so much for this honor this month. It's been so much fun and the images and dies are so wonderful to work with.  

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Anything goes at Sweet Stamps

Anything goes this week at Sweet Stamps.  I stamped and colored this beautiful Gold Finch with the pretty little flowers.  I used the pretty Polynesian sails frame behind the birds.   I added the pretty corner  Victorian Romance flourish. with the pretty daisy strip flower and rose leaf strip for both the cover and inside.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Power Poppy Sketch Challenge

I made this pretty card for the challenge on Power Poppy. It's a sketch, (see below) challenge and I started with a 5x7 card and used some pretty paper edged in gold pen for the background.  Spellbinders Majestic labels 25 for the dies cuts and I also edged them in gold.  I downloaded the pretty tulips digital image from Power Poppy and colored them with copics and then fussy cut them out.  I added the two strips and pearls to finish the card.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Unabashedly Upbeat

I made this pretty Gladiola card for the challenge over at  Power Poppy.  I used her gorgeous Gladiola digital stamp and colored them with Copic markers and then fussy cut them out.  I used the pretty Spellbinders 5x7 Elegant Labels 4 for the background and edged it in Memento London Fog against the pretty lavender background.  I made a triple bow and added some gems to finish the card.  Be sure to join in the fun this month at Power Poppy and you may win June's release!!!!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Sweet Stamps, Polka Dots

For this weeks polka dot challenge I chose this soft pretty background paper with flowers and polka dots.  I layered the horizon french flair with the scalloped french flair and stamped the gorgeous  beautiful rose bouquet and colored it with copics. I stamped the beautiful  Lady Sara stamp  and colored her with copics, added the Fanciful Flourish in gold mirror card.  I used the Cheery Lynn fence and grass and I cut down the size of the fence.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Marianne challenge

Anything goes is the challenge on Marianne's Divas this month.  All dies on this card are from Marianne and I purchased them from Joan's Garden.  The paper is from K&Co and the sentiment is a gold peel off.  I added some pearls to finish the card. 
Dies are:
Anja's border    LR030
Anja's Vintage Coroner   LR0285
Petra's Ornament for the Center  LR0279

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

This is my second week for guest designing for Sweet Stamps.  For this Mother's day card I used the beautiful Rosy Heart Stamp and I cut it out of vellum. Embossed the outline and the roses and colored them with markers. The pretty doily behind the heart is  Cheery Lynn's French Pastry doily and I cut it out of silver metallic paper.  For the bouquet I used Flourish leaf strip, rose leaf strip and the flowers are medium rose strip.   I used a cuttlebug background and cut the sentiment strip and used the Mother's day saying.   Be sure to check in tomorrow for the Mother's Day Challenge and join in the fun. 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Pop Goes the World challenge

Pop goes the World challenge at Power Poppy this month.  The challenge required  these colors and using one of the new digital stamps from Power Poppy.  I'm using the beautiful Peony download and colored it with Copics. I fussy cut it out and added an extra purple flower pop dotted on the top.  I used the Spellbinders 5x7 Heirloom legacy dies and mounted it over the Anna Griffin cuttlebug.  I added lots of pearls and a bow to finish this card.  Be sure to join in the first challenge over at Power Poppy and see all the gorgeous cards the design team shared. 

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Guest Designing with dryer sheets

I have the honor of guest designing this month for Sweet Stamps.  I started this card with the Cheery Lynn French Flair Silver Stackers, added the French Flair Doily Stacker and then used the sliver stacker for the green layer. The beautiful Floral Arrangement was stamped on the Horizon French Flair layer and colored with copics.  The Shasta Daisy, rose leaf, flourish leaf strips were used to make the flower and leaves.  The daisy was cut out of a dryer sheet and colored with Distress inks. 

Friday, May 2, 2014

Power Poppy pink tulips

I'm enjoying the digital images by Power Poppy this week.  Check out the gorgeous flowers and join in the fun.  I printed the tulips off and colored them with copics and fussy cut them out.  I ran the background through the cuttlebug and used a Cheery Lynn center of the oval die to make the corners. I added some gold edging and pearls and a double bow to finish the card. 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Power Poppy Glads

Marcella has created some gorgeous digital stamps this month for Power Poppy.    I usually don't try digital images  because they run or smear when I use my copics to color them.  Well I thought today I would try them with my newer HP printer and Wow it's working. I printed them on cryogen white text weight paper and let them sit for about an hour or so and they are working wonderful.  This digital is the Gladioli image and I fussy cut it out after coloring it.  The die cuts are Spellbinders except for the little butterfly is Cheery Lynn.  I used some peel off borders and corners and saying to finish the 6x6 card.

Bright pink square turned diagonal is Adorning Squares, light pink oval is opulent ovals, by Spellbinders.  Tag is also spellbinders, butterfly is the small exotic butterfly by Cheery Lynn. 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Cheery Lynn Stained glass doily

I made this beautiful stained glass card for the bling it up challenge on Cheery Lynn Designs.   I started with a 5.5x5.5 card and added a white layer that I used double sided tape on and then covered it with the metallic flakes.  The yellow layer was run through the cuttlebug and then I used the Lilith doily and angel wing, I cut the angel wing from sticker paper and added the doily over the top, then used the metallic flakes over it.  The flower is from Cheery Lynn's
Sweet William and the leaves are Flourish leaf strip and rose leaf strip.  I made a double bow from pale peach silk ribbon and added a couple of gems to finish this card.  It's hard to see in the picture but these metallic flakes are so pretty and shiny.Here is a video tutorial on how to do this metallic flake and make the stained glass look. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Power Poppy sympathy card

This gorgeous Azalea stamp is from the new Power Poppy stamp company.  Marcella designs the most gorgeous flower stamps around and they are a delight to color.  I used some pretty background paper, spellbinders Elegant ovals to cut out the shape and colored the images with copics.  I edged and lightly sponged tumbled glass distress ink around the oval and image. I added some pretty purple ribbon and a peel off gold saying to finish the card. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014


I made this card for a friend today.  I used several of the papers from Graphic 45's Secret Garden collection.  The butterfly is from the medium exotic collection from Cheery Lynn.  The pretty flower and leaves are also from Cheery Lynn's rose leaves and Daisy strip.  I added a peel off saying to finish the card. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Marianne Dies and Casing Anja

I received some new Marianne Dies and saw this card or envelope on Anja's blog.  I made mine into a card but I loved her layout.  These new dies are gorgeous but be sure to add some wax paper between them and the card stock for easier removal.  The paper is from Kaiser Craft Violet Crush.  I used the Marianne Anja's gate, umbrella dies with a  Spellbinders corner.  I just added some pearls and a bow to finish this card.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Our Daily Bread Design 6th Anniversary

Happy Anniversary to Our Daily Bread Design.  The challenge this week is to use 6 of something on your card.  This is a rather clean and simple card using 6 different die cuts and the beautiful January Release from ODBD.  I started with a 5x7 card and used the border die from this release and then added some spellbinders dies with the jar and sentiment saying from the release.  The bow is from Cheery Lynn Designs and I added ribbon and a silver pen to edge everything.  Please join ODBD for their anniversary celebration!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Flourishes Gold!

I made this pretty card for the "Gold" challenge on Flourishes.    I used their gorgeous tulips stamp set and colored it with Copics. The dies are all from Spellbinders, Labels 16, Adorning squares and labels 6 for the sentiment. I used gold mirror card for the backing dies and a gold pen to edge the pretty pastel paper.   This is a 5x7 card and I added some pretty paper and ribbon and pearls to finish the card. 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Shabby Tea Room Spring!

I made this pretty springtime card for the challenge on The Shabby Tea Room.   All the dies are from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I started with a 6x6 card and used the  scalloped French Flair for the shape of the card and then added the French Flair stitch plate for the pale green layer.  The image was a free download and I used an oval to cut it out then backed it with the
Celtic oval frame in pink. I added two blue mini fanciful flourish in right and left and then added some rose leaves with the medium and small roses to finish the card.   

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Doilies for Cheery Lynn

The challenge on Cheery Lynn is doilies.  This is a 6x6 card and I trimmed a piece of designer paper to fit and edged it in gold.  The doily I used is the Polynesian Sails and I used the center part and cut it in half twice to make the corners. I stamped on a straight oval and edged everything in gold pen and colored the Iris in copic markers.    I added pretty blue exotic butterfly and a bow with lots of pearls for accents. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Birthday for a Friend

I made this card for a friends birthday.  All the papers and dies and stamp are from Heartfelt Creations raindrops on roses collection.  I colored the image with copics and fussy cut it out.  Added some lace, pearls and a bow to finish the card.  

Monday, February 10, 2014

Just Rite Botannicals

I made this pretty Sympathy for a friend who lost her brother the past week.  I"m entering it into the challenge on Just Rite Blog.   I started this card with a 5x7 pale green back and then added a Tuffted Cling background stamp and layered that on a matching paper which are both from Maja papers.  I used the matching Vintage labels seven die for the image and backing and the pretty roses are from the With Sympathy clear set of stamps.  I colored them with copics in RV colors and finished the card with a triple bow and pearls. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Cheery Lynn and The Shabby Tea Room

I made this pretty card for the challenge on Cheery Lynn and The Shabby Tea Room.    It's a 6x6 card with some Maja paper and then I trimmed it in gold.  The heart is from Cheery Lynn's Heartland and the corner is The  Victorian Romance Flourish.   I used the leaf flourish strip, rose leaf strip and  the pretty sweet William flower.   I used the pretty small exotic butterfly in the center of the heart and glittered the edges of it with some chunky glitter and added lots of pearls to this card. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Flourishes Pantone (purple) Challenge

I made this delicious purple card for the Pantone Challenge at Flourishes this week.  I started with a 5x7 card and used the pretty Spellbinders Majestic Labels 25 with a labels 4 for the image.  I threaded some light purple ribbon through the die and tied the bow.  The Leaves, leaf flourish and flower are all Cheery Lynn dies.  I colored the Dahlia  image with copics in BV collection. 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Cheery Lynn Tickled Pink

The challenge over on  Cheery Lynn is Tickled Pink.   I've used several shades of pink on this card and several of the CL dies.   I started with the Polynesian Oval in light pink and center part of the die I used for the corners. I   topped it with the Lace Butterfly  and angel wing.  I used the Leaf Flourish strip and Daisy Strip for the flower and added lots of pearls to finish the card. 

Monday, January 20, 2014

New scenic stamps

I played with some new scenic stamps that I bought way last spring and finally got mounted this week.  Most of the stamps are from Sutter stamps the grass is Beeswax and people are Stampscapes.  I colored it with Copic markers and airbrushed some. 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Just Rite Color Challenge and The Shabby Tea Room Sketch

I made this thank you card for the color  and sketch challenges on Just Rite and The Shabby Tea Room.  It's a 5x7 card with light blue and peach and a little red. All the dies are Spellbinders dies and the pretty poppy stamp is from Just Rite and I colored it with peach copics.  I added some peach ribbon and bling to the sentiment die.  The sentiment is from Just Rite Good friends label twenty nine.  I added the little flags with some bling to finish the card. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Timeless Tuesday and The Shabby Tea Room

I made this pretty card for the challenge for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday and The Shabby Tea Room.    The challenge at Flourishes was to make a shaped card and the challenge on The Shabby Tea Room was to So Romantic with cream/pale pink and roses.  I made the shape of  the card with the Spellbinders gold majestic circles in cream and pale pinks.  I cut the center circle out of cream and stamped Roses are Red from Flourishes on it with memento black and colored it with copics.  At this time they still have the download available of this stamp but the stamp is out of stock or discontinued.  I added some pretty pink ribbon behind the image and then used several Cheery Lynn dies for the finish.  Rose strip medium and small, rose leaf stripIvy strip, and the butterfly is from Exotic butterflies small #1.   I added some pearls and babies breath for the finishing touches.