July 25, 2014

Blooming Birthday!

Before I move on to today's post, I wanted to discuss Online Ordering options with you. When you place an online order with me, there is an option of "NO CONTACT" there for you to check off. What does this mean? It means that you do not want to be contacted by me as your demonstrator but most of all, it means I can't send you my monthly FREE card kit as a thank you because I do not know who ordered and I am not aware of your address. Do not check that option if you want me to thank you *wink**wink*!

You know I've been experimenting with my eCutter right? Well that's what I did for today's card. I found a cut file in the shape of a watering can that I just fell in love with and I wanted to make a card out of the shape. So I placed two of the same cut file on my work area on my computer and this is what I came up with:

Isn't it just the cutest card? When I placed both cut files on my work space on my computer, I turned one 180 degrees, overlapped them where I wanted the card to bend and welded them together. Then all I had to do was cut it with my machine, score it and fold! This is what the card looks like opened and flat:

And then folded flat for mailing. I made sure the card did not measure larger than 5 1/5" x 4 1/4" when it was all cut and assembled so that it would fit in our envelopes:

The Flower Patch stamp set is so perfect for this card. I love the color choice I decided to go with as I wanted the card to scream summer flowers. I'll be making more of these shaped cards now that I have it all figured out!

Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!


July 24, 2014


Hi Everyone, so glad you stopped in today! We have a new sketch challenge at Create with Connie & Mary today. What to do with all those little pieces....hmmm....

My Card:

Thank goodness our designer paper is two-sided patterned. All I did was cut a strip 2" x 5 1/2" and sliced two angles through it. I then flipped the middle piece over to the other side and viola, I had my 3 panels! I added a strip of ribbon on one side to give the card a little more color and a stamped border on the other side using the Boutique Borders stamp set.

The sentiment is from the Tag Talk stamp set inked in Lost Lagoon Ink and cut out with the Label Bracket Punch. I layered it over a scallop cut with the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch! Visit the girls on our design team today for our sketch challenge. It's always neat how everyone comes up with different ideas stemming from the same challenge!
Thanks for stopping by to visit!


July 23, 2014

Decorative Masks!

Hi Stampers! I just adore our new stencils and thought today would be a good day to show you one of them. These are called "Decorative Masks". You can spritz them, sponge them, trace them and emboss with them. Today I have the hearts from the "Hearts & Stars" set:

All I did was position the stencil on my cardstock piece and used "Crumb Cake Ink" and a "Sponge Dauber" to add the color. The stamp for the sentiment comes from the set "From My Heart" and I cut it out using the "Labels Collection Framelits Dies":

Do you like how I kept my card Monochromatic and then added a small splash of red? I colored my "Rhinestone Jewels" with my "Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities Markers" and added a triple bow with "Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine":

Sometimes simple makes for the cutest cards, don't you think? If you would like to purchase these masks, go to my Online Store below and don't forget that for the whole month of July, I have FREE shipping on orders of $35 or more that I will refund you by check if needed!
Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!


July 22, 2014

Only a few more days left for FREE shipping!

Only a few more days left for my FREE shipping on orders of $35 or more while I am away on vacation! You can email me your order or you can place it online through my store and I will mail you a check when I arrive home on the 28th!

Thanks to all of you that have placed orders and thanks for stopping by to visit me today!