Today’s card and crafty trick(2-27)

Hello friends.

Let me introduce to you today’s card.


Long story short, this card wouldn’t have happened had it not been for my friend, Red. ūüėČ Red and I go way back. Back to the¬†dark ages of scrapbooking.

Anyhoo, as Red often does, she dialed me up earlier to talk about life and stuff. And, of course, paper crafting came up. She has a real passion for trying new techniques.

Anyway, she¬†had an idea to ink up a Cuttlebug folder and then emboss with it, but she wasn’t sure how it would look so she asked me for my thoughts.

So, with phone in hand and hundreds of miles between us, we ¬†figured out how to pull off her idea. The end result is the inky, debossed background you see on today’s card.

Anyway, let me break it down and show you can get this inky, debossed look, too.

You are going to need:

* A Cuttlebug embossing folder and diecutting machine to use with it

* A nice, juicy dye ink pad. We used Black ink from Marvy. (Important note: Avoid solvent inks like Staz-On if you don’t want to permanently dye your folder. Stick to dye inks, like CTMH’s Exclusive Inks¬†and Marvy’s Marvy Matchables.)

* A piece of cardstock

The first thing you are going to need to do is cut a piece of cardstock to fit in your embossing folder. Set it aside.

The next thing you are going to do is open up your embossing folder. Rub your ink pad all over the side of the folder that will deboss your paper. Avoid putting any ink on the side that will emboss it.


Set your paper on the folder. Close the folder up. This is what you’ll see when it’s closed up.


Run the folder through your diecutting machine.

Remove folder. Open the folder up and you’ll get the¬†pretty background paper.


Clean off your folder by using a baby wipe or stamp cleaner. Be sure deboss some scratch paper in your folder afterwards, just in case you leave any ink behind.

That’s it for today. I’ll be back later.

Thanks for stopping by!

Today’s cards (2-25)

It’s a two-fer day.

Here’s my first card.


It’s made of several things I love: ledger paper; stamps and circles.

Plus,¬†an added bonus is it’s ¬†a long, skinny (5 1/2″ x 3 3/8″)¬†card. I love this size because it fits in a good old, cheap’o standard envelope.¬†

And here’s¬†my second card.


I made this one last week for two reasons.

First, I wanted to make a card with pink and purple.

Second, I wanted to practice coloring. I’m not much for coloring, but it’s fun to try to be a color girl once in awhile. ūüôā

The images are all from Technique Tuesday.

Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll be back later.

Winner. Winner. Winner. (2-25)

So I took a little bit of a blog break for a couple days.

But I’m back and¬†am ready to pick¬†¬†a winner for those candle stamps.

I’ve printed all comments.

Put them in a jar.

And pullling one out now.

The winner is…….

drumroll please…..

Tenia Nelson, who said:

‚Ķoh yeah‚Ķ.I would love to ‚Äútry‚ÄĚ to win the blog candy‚Ķlol!! Why not‚Ķ.lol!!¬†

Hee hee! Congrats, Tenia! I’ll send you an email shortly.

Be back¬†here in bit ¬†with today’s card!

Today’s card (2-20)

It’s always a good day to share a card.

Meet my card for today.


The Making Memories vinyl sticker paper made a second appearance for this one.¬† That’s the polka dot and striped stuff you see.

The flower is a flocked diecut¬†and is¬†really old. Well, old by scrapbook product loving standards. It’s from the year 2006. So. Long. Ago.¬† ūüėČ ūüôā

It’s from My Mind’s Eye.¬†And.. well… I still like it.

The letter stickers are from American Crafts.

That’s all for today. Thanks for stopping by!

Today’s card and giveaway (2-19)

First, I woke up way too early today.

Wasn’t able to get back to sleep so I made this card.


If I do say so myself, it’s¬†not bad for not getting a¬†whole lot of¬†¬†sleep. ūüėČ

The stripes are vinyl sticker paper from Making Memories. The letter stickers and ribbon are from American “I continue to love ya” Crafts.

The pierced border was made with an old fashioned sewing machine (sans thread).

Second, as promised, I’ve got a giveaway today.

What’s up for grabs is this fabulous set of clear Holiday Lights stamp from The Saltbox Studio. Never used. Just in need of a stamp loving home, which promises to love ’em and use ’em. ūüôā


If you are at all interested, leave a comment for me here by Noon Central Standard Time on Monday.¬†I’ll pick a winner at random.¬†

Oh, and¬†don’t fret if¬†your comment does not appear right away.¬†Sometimes, comments appear right away. Sometimes, they don’t. I get a notice every time someone comments. If your words do not show up, I’ll make sure they do when I get notified you commented.

Anyhoo, that’s all I have for today.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope your day is fabulous with a whole lot of cherries on top.

Today’s card (2-18)

Meet today’s card.


Made it a bit back.

The patterned papers are from Scenic Route and We R Memory Keepers. The dies are also from them. They came coated with all that glitter.

Thanks for stopping by today! I’ll be back later. And, heads up, I’ll have a small giveaway later in the week. ūüėČ

Today’s card (2-13)

Happy Friday!

It’s a good day to share a card.


The images are from Technique Tuesday’s new Thinking of You clear stamp set.¬†

I am pretty fond of this set because it’s filled with¬†phrases that work great for sympathy and get well cards. I don’t have¬†a lot of luck finding those kinds of stamps very often. The other thing I like about the set is the flower. It¬†reminds me of my grandpa. The lily was his favorite.

The papers are from Making Memories, Scenic Route and Crate Paper.

Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll be back again tomorrow.

And, if you are sharing a card today, let me know. I’d love to see it!

Today’s card (2-12)

Today’s card is so like totally easy.

I mean, like, totally.

Take a peek.


The papers and rub-ons are from American Crafts. The gems are from Doodlebug. I’ve been hoarding them away for that special project and made myself use them.

That’s all I have for today. I’ll be back tomorrow.

Today’s card (2-11)

Today’s post¬†has to be¬†short and sweet so meet today’s card.


The words are from Ali Edwards’ Loving Words clear stamp set for Technique Tuesday.¬† The paper is from American Crafts’ Moda Bella collection.

I’ll be back tomorrow.