Sunday, February 14, 2021

Happy Valentines Day

Hope wherever you are, you are warm. Windchill is -18 here in northwest Iowa. 

Today I am sneaking in on the last day of Double D's Valentine Love Challenge.

Using the image in the upper left, I created this card mostly with my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine.

Even the inside sentiment is from the Silhouette Design Store.


Silhouette Design Store
     #18961 Build a House (Card shape and window)    
     #119906 Spring Wreath
     #37699 Love Swirl
     #118742 3D Rolled Flower
     #54644 Happy Valentine's Day.

     Cherry Lynn B162 Lace Corner Die
     Hobby Lobby gemstone heart
     Hobby Lobby small pink flower
     Hobby Lobby white pearls
     Joann Store's Park Lane woodgrain cardstock
     Misc. stock - ribbon & door knob

Have a great Valentine's Day. 


Tuesday, March 17, 2020

And here I am again!

I bet you think I haven't made a card in 6 months. Well I have, but I've usually so far behind that I'm racing to the mailbox and I don't even have time to photo them. There are some that I gave to my children that were finished Christmas Eve. Maybe I'll ask for them back so I can take pictures. Ha ha!

Being the last minute gal that I am, I finished this one too late to make it into a challenge. I did however have time to photo it before it got mailed off.

This is crazy, because I didn't think I even liked Gnomes!  I found this artist, Star JamLines, that makes the cutest digis. This digi happened to be holding a heart, but with the Silhouette software I was able to swap it out for a Clip Art shamrock. The Silhouette traced and cut out this sweet little guy and the "lucky" is from their design store. 

The inside is a pop-up purchased from the Silhouette Design store. 

I hope everyone is well and safe. My family and friends are healthy as am I. 

I choose to be happy :)

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