Monday, February 6, 2017

More Valentines

I was finally able to finish my Valentines today.  I thought I had the grand kids all done and realized that I hadn't put sentiments on the inside.  It's amazing how long it takes to find the right one and get it stamped, or I'm just slow.  lol  Anyway, the first one here is for my husband. The second one I actually made two of for my daughter, son and their spouses.



I knew I wanted to use the Enclosed Heart die for this one, and I used a technique I saw at PTI by masking and adding a flowered wreath around the heart.  I love the way it came out.

The Recipe:
PTI Enclosed Heart, Embellished Elegance, Super Gingham
RC Arrow


For this one I used the PTI Heart Cover Plate.  I cut it out using Kraft card stock and then used the same die to cut out six different pieces of patterned paper.  The ones I used here were a gift from my friend, Nancy.  I added the hearts to the Kraft card stock for an in-lay effect.

The Recipe:
PTI Hearts Cover Plate
PTI Enclosed Heart Sentiment
We R Memory Keepers twine
GKD Passionate Pink button

Black Magic

I saw a technique at Stamp TV that Gina had done called Black Magic.  Here is my take on that technique.


This was so much fun to do and I know that I will be doing it again.  You start by stamping on black card stock with a chunky stamp and white pigment ink.  Allow it to dry thoroughly and then color with colored pencils.  I added some dots with a white gel pen for added interest.

Thanks so much for coming by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated!

The Recipe:
GKD Spring Blessings
Reverse Confetti Lots to Say (sentiment)
PTI Noted Scalloped A2 Vertical
The Paper Studio enamel dots
Prismacolor pencils

Friday, February 3, 2017

Sweet Treats for My Little Sweeties

These sweet little totes are for my grand kids for Valentine's Day.  They are filled with miniature Reese Cups, Reese Chocolate Hearts and a heart sucker.  The Conversation Hearts and the Hershey's Kisses will have to be bagged up separately.


Everything today is all about Reverse Confetti.  I love the Tagged Tote die.  You can decorate it to fit any holiday or occasion.

Thanks so much for coming to to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.

The Recipe:
RC Tagged Tote. Stamped Note, Heart to Heart, Lovey Words dies
RC Lovey Words Coordinates
RC All Heart Quick Card Panels

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Birthday Duo

I was able to get back in my craft room today and finished the other two birthday cards that I needed for the month of February.  Here they are:


When we were in Florida last spring, my sweet husband took me to the My Favorite Things store.  Oh, my!  If you haven't been there, it is well worth the effort to go.  I purchased several things including the Blueprint I used for this card.  This one is #26.  All of the dies I used on this card are from that blueprint except the chevron at the bottom.  That is also MFT and is called Stepped Up Chevron.

The Recipe:
MFT Blueprints 26
MFT Stepped Up Chevron


I love this set.  It just makes me happy!  This is also from My Favorite Things and is called The Whole Herd.

The Recipe:
MFT The Whole Herd
The Cat's Pajamas Cloud Border

Thanks so much for coming by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated.


Monday, January 23, 2017

Soup's On!

We have three family members with birthdays in February.  The one I worked on today was for my son-in-law.  Masculine cards are always a challenge for me.  I started thinking about what Scott liked to do, and I thought cooking.  He loves to cook!  This is what I came up with.


I adore this stamp set from MFT!  The cute little chef is ready to go to work.  Now look closely at the stove, stove hood, fire and the utensil rack. They were made with the MFT Fireplace die.  The genius behind the fireplace transformation is a lady named Anna Kossakovskaya.  I found a card she made on Pinterest and had to give it a try.  If you click on her name, it will take you to the post of the card she made.  I added the brick wall, the fun awning and changed the colors.

Thanks so much for coming by to look.  Your kind comments are greatly appreciated.

The Recipe:
MFT Recipe for Happiness
MFT Stitched Sentiment Strips die
MFT Small Brick Wall Stencil
MFT Fireplace die
PTI Cover Plate Awning

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Jumping for Joy to be your Valentine

I've been working ahead to get Valentines ready for my grand kids and my great niece.  The Jumping for Joy set from PTI is super cute.  Take a look!








Well, am I right?  Aren't these adorable!  These were so much fun to make and with the Jumping for Joy card die, they will easily slip off of the card to be interactive.  Can't wait for the kids to see these.

Thanks so much for coming by to look!

The Recipe:
PTI Jumping for Joy
PTI Jumping for Joy card die
Doodlebug Sweetheart patterned paper
MFT Lucky Prints patterned paper
Doodlebug Doodle Twine



Tuesday, January 10, 2017

January 20th

In a little over a week it will be January 20th.  That has always been a very special day for me.  I married the love of my life on that day 44 years ago.  Happy  Anniversary, Larry! This card is kind of a gag and he will get a kick out of it.


Another very important reason that January 20th is special is because our youngest grandson, Cayman, was born on that day.  Happy Birthday, Cayman!  He is the big 6!


I know that this day is also the day that our new President will take office.  It is a blessing for some and others not so much.  I hope and pray that it will turn out to be a good thing. We are stuck for the next four years either way.......GOD help us!

Thanks so much for coming by to look.  Your kind comments are always appreciated!

Larry's Recipe:
Art Impressions Lazy Boy
Lil' Inkers The Wetlands, sentiment
GKD Stately Flowers 6 (inside sentiment - You make every day worth celebrating)
MFT Plaid Patterns patterned paper
MFT Blueprints 28

Cayman's Recipe:
MFT The Whole Herd
MFT Tiny Check Brights patterned paper
Spellbinders Long Classic Large