Thursday, September 26, 2019


Would you believe I found this stamp in the garage. Several years ago I put it in with some stuff I planned to put in a rummage sale. Well, the rummage sale never happened, and I am so happy it didn't.
I diluted Nuvo Indian Gold Embellishment Mousse with water and painted parts of the letters. I used Copics to color everything else. The mistletoe berries are brush painted with Copic Opaque White. I used red Nuvo Crystal Drops on the holly berries.
This Marianne die turned out to be the perfect frame for this beautiful stamp.  I decided to frame the die in black. I cut a die in black and scanned it into my Silhouette Cameo. I used the offset function to make it slightly larger than the die. Taking a step further, I then manipulated the scanned image to make the card the same shape as the the die. Now you may think that was a lot of work and it was. But I have saved the design for future use. I love how this turned out and plan on making several more. 

On the inside I framed this beautiful digital sentiment with black.
The stars were cut into the white with a Memory Box die and accented with a white jewel.

I am submitting my Noel to these challenges:

Supply List:
Stamps -   PSX Noel
                 Unknown Digital Sentiment
Dies -        Marianne frame 
                  Memory Box stars
                  Silhouette Cameo
Mediums - Nuvo Embellisment & Drops, Copics, Copic White                          Opaque

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Stitched and Quilted

Would you believe that since I've started blogging in 2010, I've probably made less than 10 baby cards?  Even though they are so adorable and fun to make, I just haven't need to make many.

The Double "D" Challenge - Featured inspired me again.

Just look at all that quilting and they upper right has all those cute critters. My stitched dies are my most favorite, so I grabbed that IO Patchwork Elephant Die that I've had a couple of years and never used and cut up some pretty paper scraps. The double stitched frame is a rectangular die that I cut twice and mitered the corners to form a square frame. 

What's a baby card without lace? I went to my Silhouette Cameo to help me out and I found a design that worked perfect.

I used a really yummy We Are Memory Keepers embossing folder. 

This is possibly the most precious sentiment in my entire collection. I used the inside of one of those double stitched frame and accented it with some pretty  3D heart stickers.

Dies -      IO Die425-L Patchwork Elephant
                Divinity Designs - Double Stitched Rectangles 
                Die Namics - Double Stitched Oval
                Silhouette Design Studio - Lace Frame
EF           We are Memory Keepers
Stamp -   Verve
Paper   -   I'm pretty sure it is DCWV
Stickers - From my stash

Double "D" Challenge - Featured

On a humorous note.. there was something I did not notice this until I edited the photo. A die that overlaps the background paper cropped a word and I'm not sure what I will do about it. Maybe some more hearts or a bow?? Can you find it?

Friday, August 23, 2019

Holiday Hugs

Funny story.. A good friend who will remain nameless, accidentally bought 2 of this, oh so cute, Stamping Bella so she gave me this one.

It's been awhile so I decided to get back up on that proverbial horse and make a card. This cute stamp kind of did the trick for me.

Too make it even more interesting, I checked out one of my favorite challenge blogs, Double "D" Challenges and by adding some bling to the background and dotting the "i" with a red gem, I am able to enter this weeks challenge Pearls, Gems or Rhinestones

Pearls, Gems or Rhinestones

I even finished off the inside and decorated the envelope. (Patting myself on the back right now!)


Copic Markers & Copic Opaque White 
Stamping Bella "Frida Loves Frosty" (eb580)
Snow flakes - Stampin Up
Clear gems and (1) red gem
Candy Cane Frames and "Holiday Hugs" - Silhouette Designs
Inside sentiment -  Not sure, maybe Just Ink Lined 
Star die on the inside - Memory Box

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Naughty or Nice

Meet Bismarck.  I've had this digi for probably 10 years and I'm not sure I've ever colored him up. 

The bone had to be cut to fit the image inside the frame.

I tried something different with this image.  I colored it with Zig markers and used Copic Opaque White and I really like how it turned out.  The Copic Opaque really works well with water colors. You can use it on top of the water color for texture or mix it with color before applying it to the image.

I am not sure the inside goes with the outside of this card.  I was just remembering that first year with our American Bulldog, Lulu.  She ate my husbands chair, carpet off the steps and drywall!!

Supply List:
Mo's Digital Pencil - Bismarck
Silhouette Design Studio (inside sentiment)
Zig Markers
Copic Opaque White
Die-namics Oval Frames
Provo Crafts (trees)
Memory Box Stitched Square Layers (inside)
Recollections Valentines Day Paper Pad
We R Memory Keepers Embossing Folder
Bling from a friend

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Autumn Bird House

Isn't Autumn just most beautiful of seasons?


SVG Cutting file (bird house)
Graphic 45 Paper (Gold and Gingham Panels)
Black and Rust Cardstock
Martha Steward Paper Pad (Roof)
Silhouette Design  (Tree)
Plum Pudy (Crow & Pumpkin Stamp)
Memory Box Die (Small Leaf)
Stickles (Glitter)
Trinkets, things and bling from my stash

The SVG cutting file was modified for a Fall theme.
 All the cuts were made with the Silhouette Cameo.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Chickadee by the Moon Light

This is one of my most favorite stamps and I pull it out every Winter.  The artist Carolyn Shores Wright created the prettiest birds, and I have three from her collection. I think she was exclusive to Stamps Happen.

I started by stamping the image with Tim Holtz Weathered Wood in on Strathmore Bristol vellum surface.  I like this paper because the texture works well with watercolors, but isn't as heavy as the real watercolor paper.

I am entering my Chickadee in the Double D's Challenge - The Moon and Stars.

Stamps:  Chickadee, Stamps Happen & Stampabilities - Joy and Peace.
Paper: Graphic 45  & Strathmore Bristol vellum
Medium: Zig Watercolor Brushes & Tim Holtz Distressed Ink
Dies: Frantic Stamper Stitched Scroll Frames & Gheery Lynn Holly Corner
Accessories: Red Gems & Silhouette Cameo (bow)

Happy Friday!