Archives for April 2015

Big Hugs!

It’s Tuesday and here’s big hugs to everyone with my Big Hug card! !  This is another Come and Play Card Buffet for May.

Big Hug wm

Make with our kraft paper (love), Flaxen (while not my favorite color, it does work here), lagoon washi tape, and paper from my stash.

Big Hug Card 1b

I embossed the kraft paper with the honeycomb folder (our folders are so nice, big, and have a slit on the top so you can emboss a 4″x12″ piece of paper).  With the Flaxen paper, I used our Chalk Marker to create the faux stitching.  I actually used two stamp set on this card:  D1584 Big Hug and C1600 Happy Birds.  Shin Han Touch markers for the coloring.  The leaves are cut out from Cricut Art Philosophy!


Big Hug Collage WM

Thanks for stopping by to check it out!  Big Hugs and Happy creating!

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Don’t forget the Grab Bags!!

 It’s the 27th of April and we have a few days left of the grab bags.  You really don’t want to miss the grab bags!!  They are awesome!!  I’m waiting to get another one now.

Grab bag 2

Reminder of how it works:

  • The Grab Bag Deals change daily @ 5:00 pm eastern on my website HERE.
  • All you need to do is purchase anything current and place it in your cart
  • The Deal A Day will be available to you to purchase and it’s a great surprise
  • You can purchase as many grab bags as you want with your one current product purchase!
  • Add your FREE Seasonal Expressions to your cart – you get one per email address!


There are the 5 different price tiers available randomly throughout the month!

  • $35Grab Bags … average of $70 value
  • $50 Grab Bags … average of $90 value
  • $75 Grab Bags … average of $140 value
  • $115 Grab Bags … average of $240 value
  • $150 Grab Bags … average of $325 value

Today’s deal is $35.00 worth around $70.00 in value!  

You can make your purchase here today up until 5:00 pm before the Grab Bag changes to a new deal.  Oh .. and it is while supplies last!

Happy Creating!

Beautiful Day

It’s a beautiful day and this card says it all! I saw this card or something close to when browsing the boards but when I went back to find it to give credit to the maker, I could not locate it again.

A1165 Capture the Day WM

I added a black to mat the top layer and glitter on the butterfly (from A1165 Capture the Day).  On one version I made, I actually put “Happy Mother’s Day” under “It’s a Beautiful Day”.  Shadow stamps and inks were big back in the early 2000’s – like 2002….I have several Hero Arts ones still.  Wooden mounted for that matter.

Beautiful Day Card 1 WM

I’m so glad to see CTMH create some because they are great background stamps with C1608 Brushstrokes.  We have some many great colors in the Whimsy palette use that are subtle enough to be backgrounds for other stamps such as Capture the Day.  It’s really a simple, beautiful card.

A1165 Capture the Day Collage WM

Thanks for stopping by to look!  Hugs and Happy Creating!

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Fabulous You

I’m having a card class in May and the group found this “Fabulous You” card from a 2012/23 Idea Book that they wanted to do.  While several of the embellishments have been retired, I was able to recreate the card for the group.  C1533 “Fabulous You” is still available for purchasing.

Fab You MM394 WM

Did some modifications using the newly retired Hopscotch Paper (which you may still find from me at crops I vend at) , washi tape,  a natural paper in my stash, cut the doily from Cricut Art Philosophy, a snippet of ribbon, and other stashed embellishments.   It’s great to have a chance to use up some of my embellishment stash.  I distressed the papers with “direct to paper”  via a sponge.  The Shin Han Touch markers were used to color in the bird and tree/flowers.  I think my “Come and Play Card Buffet” ladies will really love the card!  Everyone has a”fabulous you” person in their lives who needs this card.

Fab You Collage WM

Thanks for stopping by to look.  Have a Fabulous You Day!  Hugs and Happy Creating!!

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Smiles begins with you….

This “Smiles Begins with You” card was created as I am working in refreshing my card choices May Come and Play Card Buffet!  I  love the Brushed paper with it’s water colored look.  It looks amazing with black.   I used one of the new stamps, A 1172 Smiles Begins with You from Seasonal Expressions 2.

MMojo 394 WM

It worked very well with the Monday Mojo 394 design!

Mojo394The MM design provided for several options to show case the paper.  I used Z1994 Floral Embossing Folder to dry embossing the pear (green) piece.  I used Cricut Art Philosophy to cut out the roses as well as the frame for the image.  I wet embossed the image with silver embossing powder and the Versamark Pad.  To make the roses, I dampened them to roll them, used liquid glass to adhere the centers of the roses, sponged them to give them more depth, and put Z679 liquid glass on the roses to look like dew.

MMojo 394 WM Collage

This card is certain to bring smiles!  Thanks for stopping by to look.  Hugs and Happy Creating today!!

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