Sunday, July 7, 2019

Dreaming of My Wedding Day

Hi everyone!

Another card, this one is a great choice for a gift or mailing with a present.

During my reno of my craft room, I was organizing paper collections and found these gorgeous papers by Anna Griffin called the Fleur Rouge Collection. These papers have a nice vintage feel to them! And of course, the beautiful digi from A Day For Daisies. OMG, go to their website, they have some beautiful digis there!

Here is what I used:
Digital Image (Dreaming of her wedding day) by A Day For Daisies
Anna Griffin the Fleur Rouge Collection- 2 papers, 1 cut to 4 x 5 1/4 the the other to 3 3/4 x 5
White flatback pearls- 6
Recollections white card stock- 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 Card base
Copic Markers, Perfect Primaries- Y19, Y13
                          Skin Tones- R20, E00, E11, E13, E15

I picked out 2 papers from the collection.  Layer them and adhere to the card base. Color the digi with the Y13 and the Y19, using R20 for the flowers on her dress and hair. Then use the E00 and E11 for her skin. I used E13 and E15 for her hair.

Fussy cut her out and adhere to the left side of the card. Add the 6 pearls and a sentiment from the paper collection to the upper right corner.

Be sure to check out A Day For Daisies for some beautiful images!

Happy crafting!!

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Welcome Little One

Hi everyone!

This little bear just cries out baby to me. A cute digi from Crafty Sentiments for a challenge I won (wooohooo!!)
What a darling Digi! I made a bunch of base cards and this is one of those. Here is what I used:

Bun Bear digi by Crafty Sentiments
Recollections white card stock- 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, plus scraps big enough for the sentiment and the digi. I used green ink for the sentiment.
Recollections light blue card stock- 4 x 5 1/4, 3/4 x 4 1/4
Primrose & Sparrow pink dot w/ butterflies paper by The Paper Studio- 3 1/4 x 4 1/2
Embossing folder by Anna Griffin (Sizzix)
Glossy Accents
Arteza Everblend Alcohol Markers- A4103 (ginger) A2492 (hazelnut brown ) A1000 Black

Emboss light blue card stock and adhere the Primrose & Sparrow pink dot paper to it. Print the sentiment, cut out and adhere to the upper right side of the Primrose & Sparrow paper. Adhere the light blue strip across the lower 1/3 of the card.

Color the bear digi first using the A4103 Ginger marker and then the 2492 for the highlights. I used some on his cheeks as well. Color his nose with the black and apply Glossy Accents and allow to dry. I fussy cut him out and adhered him to the left of the strip of light blue paper.

There you have it! Another super cute card!

Happy crafting!

Challenges I have entered:
craftysentiments/21, 6-22

Friday, June 21, 2019

Play Ball!!

Hi everyone!

This darling little card was so much fun to make, oh my gosh. This is a Digi from Bugaboo Stamps, so adorable. Deacon is one of my favorites, very cute!
He was alot of fun to color. I used two digis from BugaBoo, Deacon baseball and a bench.
I also used:
Recollections card stock- white 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scraps (about 5 x 4 each)
Recollections card stock- light blue 5 1/4 x 2
Recollections card stock- green 5 1/4 x 2, plus a scrap for sentiment
Recollections card stock-yellow 1" circle
Copic Markers-Skin Tones, E100, E11, E13, E15, E18. Perfect Primaries, R46, B04
Tombow Markers-755 Rubine Red, 555 Ultramarine, N57 Warm Gray
Stampin' Up! - Circle of Spring Stamp Set
1" circle punch
Recollections yellow card stock- scrap for 1" circle
Recollections green card stock- 2 3/4", 2x2"
Recollections Light Blue card stock- 2 3/4"
Recollections white card stock- 8 1/2 x 11, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2

Use the 8 1/2 x 11 piece of white card stock to print the digital images on. Using Copic Markers, color Deacon and his baseball bat and ball, then the bench. I fussy cut these out. Stamp happy birthday to you on the 2x2"green card stock. Round the corners. Butt together the rest of the green card stock and the light blue card stock on the card, adhere down. These two together should measure 4x 5 1/4".
I popped up the sun on dimensionals and placed it in the upper left corner. Place the bench on the lower part of the card and set Deacon on the bench. Place the happy birthday to you under the bench by Deacon.

The hardest part was coloring Deacon and the bench. Not bad to bring together at all.

Happy crafting!!

Challenges I have entered:
crafty sentiments 21/ 6-22

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

A Pretty Anniversary Card

Hi everyone!

Back with another Anniversary card, probably my favorite to date.

This classic gate fold card done with hearts and golden arrows is so cute. I used some dies I bought from It also had a swirl line that I also used on the card. Here is what else I used:
Recollections pink card stock 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, and some scraps
Recollections white card stock 3 5/16 x 4 5/8
Galentine's paper pad by Recollections- XOXO 5 3/8 x 1 7/8 (2) 5 1/4 x 4 (1)
Galentine's paper pad by Recollections- Hearts with Arrows 5 3/8 x 1 7/8 (2)
Recollections Gold (shiny) paper 3 1/2 x 4 1/2
1" paper punch
Flatback white pearl
Happy Anniversary Stamp (
Archival Ink- Vibrant Fuchsia
Die Cutting Machine
Paper Trimmer

Score the pink card stock at 2 1/8 & 6 3/8, longest side at the top, fold score lines. Set aside. Cut XOXO paper and Hearts and Arrows paper. Adhere Hearts and Arrows paper to the front flaps of the card. On the inside, adhere the XOXO papers.
Ink and stamp on the white card stock then adhere to the center inside of the card.

With the 1" circle punch, punch out a circle from the shiny gold paper and set aside. With die cutting machine, cut out the flower and ribbon die and the flower without the ribbon in pink, then the flower without the ribbon in shiny gold, along with the swirl if desired. ( I put the swirl on the right side of the front flap for interest and more shiny gold! Now put the flower dies on top of the flower and ribbon die and glue together. Adhere the flat back pearl in the center. Adhere the flowers in the center of the 1" circle. Put glue on the left side of the back of the circle and adhere it to the right flap of the card, with the half that has no glue overlapping the left flap of the front. Then if you like the swirl, add it as well.

Done! Love this one and the beautiful shiny gold!
Happy crafting!


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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Crafty Creations # 392

Hi everyone!

It's that time again! Crafty Creation s Challenge # 392! Here is what I did with this months digi.

I like this one very much. Here is what I used:
Tombow markers- 933 Orange, 925 Scarlet, 025 Lt Orange
EK Success Memory Pencils- Wedding White, Smoke
Copic C3, B00
Leaf die
Green Recollections cardstock
Hobby Lobby blues on a wood patterned paper 3.75 x 5
Blue Recollections cardstock 4 x 5.25
White Recollections cardstock 8.5 x 5.5 folded in half
White Recollections cardstock 7/8 x 3.75
Happy Anniversary Stamp from
Jot pop up stickers from Dollar Tree- small, green
Digi stamp from our sponsor Morgan

First I colored the digi butterfly from Morgans Artworld, btw, this image is so sweet and delicate, using the Light Orange pencil all over, and then shaded with the 933 Orange along the left side of the butterfly. With the Scarlet Tombow, I shaded even darker just on the inside of the left of the butterfly and just a few whips of the Copic C3. Along the right side of the butterfly, outside the coloring line, I used a bit of Copic B00. With the Wedding White EK Success colored pencil, I did a few highlights on the center of the butterfly. I added a little of the Smoke colored pencil on the left part of the butterfly.
Cut the blue paper and layer it with the Hobby Lobby patterned paper and put the butterfly in the upper left corner.
Stamp Happy Anniversary on the small piece of white cardstock and adhere to the lower section of the Hobby Lobby patterned paper. Place the Jot pop up stickers on it. Adhere to the patterned paper then adhere to the card. Voila!!

Happy crafting!!

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Bee Hive Card

Hi everyone!

This next card is a colorful and detailed one. It has no title, so use it however you like.
How fun is this?!
Here is what I used:

Bees and Hive Die Set-
Leaf die set-
White Recollections card stock- 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and some scraps
Black Recollections card stock- 4 x 5 1/4 and some scraps
Yellow Recollections card stock- 3 3/4 x 5
Ink Blending Tool and pad

First, I made the background with the yellow card stock and the Dried Marigold Distress Ink, using the  Ink Blending Tool and pad. I used quite a bit of ink, so I sat it aside to dry.
I then cut out the beehive, 2 bees, flowers and leaves. After deciding the placement of all the pieces, I inked the edges of the flowers. then I glued down all the pieces. Lastly, I used the Diamond Stickles on the bee's wings.
After allowing it to dry, I adhered the yellow beehive page to the black card stock, then to the card.
And that's another project completed!

Happy crafting!

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Penny's Paper Doll

Hi everyone!

My card club this month had a challenge making a card with Graphic 45's Penny's Paper Dolls. I am a huge fan of Graphic 45 papers and will be doing more posts with other papers of theirs. But first, here is this one.
I did some fussy cutting on this card (patting self on the back) I am not a fan of the fussy cut. I cut out the stamp, the doll and the sentiment, as well as her dress and hat. This card measures 8.5 x 5.5. Here is what you will need:
Graphic 45 Penny's Paper Dolls, 1 sheet, front and back
Back of the Graphic 45 sheet- cut 8 1/8 x 4 3/4
Ranger Distress Inks- Black Soot, Frayed Burlap, Old Paper
Tim Holtz Distress Tool
Ink Blending Tool & Pads
White card stock- 8.5 x 11

Fussy cut the stamp, sentiment, doll dress and hat. I cut out the tabs on the dress, folded them back and put some adhesive on the back of the dress and put it on the paper doll as you normally would.
Cut out the hat and the slit to put her head through. Adhere it to the doll. Place them all on the back side of the Graphic 45 paper cut at 8 1/8 x 4 3/4 as shown.
Distress the edges of the card and ink the distressed edges with Old Paper Distress ink, then Frayed Burlap and finally Black Soot. Adhere the rest to the front of the card. Fini!! Simple and easy.

Happy crafting!!

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