Today’s card (10-28)

Howdy all!

Meet today’s card.


It’s one of those “messing around ’cause I feel like it” cards.

I was  stoked to discover that the gems matched up good with the paper’s colors. I just sort of ran with the card’s design from there.

The paper is from American Crafts’ Moda Bella collection (again).  The letters are from Heidi Swapp. The gems are from Zva Creative.

Well, that’s all for now. I’ll be back later.

PS…  Almost forgot. Since I know there are some Papertrey Ink fans who check out my blog, I want to let you know I’ve got a post today on the Paper Crafts Connection blog with some quick Halloween treats. You might recognize some of the Halloween stamps used on a couple of them. 😉 Happy Wednesday!

Today’s card (10-24)


Meet today’s card.


This little ditty for someone important to me who has a big (really big) birthday coming up. 🙂

The paper is from the Moda Bella collection by American Crafts. The gems are from Zva Creative. The sentiment is a stamp from Papertrey Ink’s Butterfly Kisses clear stamp set.

That is all for now. I’ll be back later.

Thanks for stopping by.

Today’s card (10-22)


Meet today’s card


It was inspired by Kim’s Tuesday Trigger over on Moxie Fab World. It’s a pretty loose interpretation, but the post just reminded me what a happy color yellow is. It cheers me up. And I could use a little happy here. The last few days here have been awfully gray with not a lot of sunshine.

The papers here are from the Moda Bella collection from American Crafts. The word is a rub-on from Melissa Frances. And all those gems are from Zva Creative.

Well, that’s all for now. I’ll be back later.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you are having a lovely day.

Today’s card (10-20)

Howdy friends!

Meet today’s card.


The patterned paper might look familiar to some of you. 😉 It was used on the card American Crafts created for the World Card Making Day classes taught by Paper Crafts. Click here and you can see what their card looked like.

Besides the AC patterned paper, I used one of Ali Edwards’ stamp sets from Technique Tuesday on my card. Still loving the set.

That is all for now. I’ll be back tomorrow with a new card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Today’s card (10-16)

Another day. Another card. Another short and sweet post.

So let’s get on with it. Meet today’s card.


The papers are from Jenni Bowlin. I recently scored a sheet of the beautiful red paper with the flowers. It’s one of those papers that just makes me happy so I am determined to squeeze as many cards as I can get out of it. (Translation: Be afraid, dear blog visitors, because you will be seeing it again. If you could only hear my evil laugh. 😉 )

The  sentiment is from Ali Edwards’ Favorite Memories clear stamp set from Technique Tuesday. The flowers are from Technique Tuesday’s Growing Wild clear stamp set. The Growing Wild set is one of my favorite TT sets ever. Can’t go wrong with flowers.

That’s all I have for today. I’ll be back over the weekend!

Thanks for stopping by.

DIY Wednesday: Glittery Plaid (10-14)

Dum. Dum. Dummmmm.

It’s time for a DIY Wednesday. Today, we are going to make Glittery Plaid.

I know it’s been a long while since I have done a DIY Wednesday.  If you are new to my blog, DIY Wednesday is a once-in-awhile post about an easy trick or technique  that anyone can do at home with a minimal amount of supplies.

Today’s DIY Wednesday Glittery Plaid trick was inspired by two things you see a lot right now in fashion and home decor: plaid and metallics.  It’s a fun way to merge those two trends together.

Anyway, let’s get on with the show.

First, let me show off a card with some DIY glittery plaid.


See that strip there at the bottom? That’s the glittery plaid I’m talking about.

Creating it is easier than it looks.  Here’s how you can make your own Glittery Plaid.

You are going to need: super strong two-way tape (I’m using Super Adhesive from Rubber Stamp Concepts); glitter; cardstock; scissors and scratch paper. A foam brush is also helpful, but it is not necessary.


1. Cover your cardstock panel horizontally with two-way tape.


I like to leave a little tape off the edge of the paper so the tape doesn’t crinkle when I remove the backing. Once I remove the backing, I use my scissors to snip away the excess tape.

2. Cover the panel (and exposed tape) with glitter.


3. Remove the excess glitter.


I sometimes like to use a foam brush  to brush it away. I’ve learned you have to be careful to not apply too much force with the brush or you can damage your glitter strips. This is also not a good idea if your two-way tape is not very strong.

4. Rotate your paper panel. Apply a second layer of tape strips to the panel. Remove tape’s backing. Trim away the excess tape.


5. Cover the panel with a second color of glitter.


6. Remove excess glitter. And, woolah, you get this end result.


I have a few disclosures about this trick.

First, you definitely should avoid this technique if you don’t like getting messy. Even though I was pretty neat when I worked on my plaid strip, I ended up glitter everywhere.

Second, picking two colors of glitter that go together might take a little experimenting. Some just don’t go well together. Besides purple and silver, I like copper and brown and baby pink and baby blue together.

Well, that’s all I have for now. I will be back tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by!

Today’s card (10-13)


Meet today’s card.


The flower and words are stamps from Technique Tuesday. The papers are all from Jenni Bowlin. The eyelet is from my aging stash of them. 😉

There’s also a little glitter on the right side of the card. All I did to put it on there was apply a strip of tape, remove the backing, dump glitter on it, shake off the excess and call things good. And, just in case you are wondering, the tape I used was Super Adhesive Tape from Rubber Stamp Concepts.

That’s all for now. I’ll be back tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by!

Today’s card and WCMD (10-12)


Two things on my list today.

First, meet today’s card.


The patterned papers are from Graphic 45 and October Afternoon. The words are  stamps from the Favorite Memories by Ali Edwards clear stamp set from Technique Tuesday. I thought the sentiment worked nice for a thank you card. I really like it  so you’ll probably see it a lot on here for awhile. 😉

Second, I just wanted to send a huge shout out to the gang at Stampin’ Cat Studio, where I was lucky to spend World Card Making Day.  Lucky girl I am.  I sometimes feel like I should change my name to that. At least, it’s felt like that lately. 😉

I taught two sessions of a Paper Crafts class created just for World Card Making Day. Special thanks to sponsors of the class (Cosmo Cricket, American Crafts and October Afternoon).

Thank you to everyone took the class (Hi Kim!). I had a great time hanging out with each of you. Thanks for the laughs and the teasing. Most of all, thank you for making the day memorable! I hope to run into each of you again!

Just for fun, here are a few pictures from the class.




I also want to give a big thank you to Lisa and her team for having me! So glad to have been able to contribute to your WCMD festivities!

That’s it for now. Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back tomorrow. Promise.

And the winners are…

So… finally…it’s time to pick the winners for my  “In the Spirit of WCMD” kits.

Because you all have been so patient, I’ve decided to give away 11 kits rather  10. Yay!

Chosen by random, the winners are:

1. Linda L (posted on 10/1 at 6:58 a.m.)

2. Barbara Ax (10/1 …. 2: 26 p.m.)

3. Savannah O’Gwynn (9/30… 1:46)

4. Anita (9/30… 7:20)

5. Tracy Durcan (9/29… 3:48)

6. Fiorella (9/29… 10:09)

7. Marybeth (9/30… 10:17)

8. Shay (9/30… 8:33)

9. Kelly (9/29… 6/16)

10. Carla G. (9/30… 7:47)

11.  Tanis (9/29… 4:07)

CONGRATS to each of you. Each of you included an email address with your comment so I’ll be sending an email shortly, requesting your snail mail address.

And a big thank you to everyone who left such nice comments! Perhaps, we can do it again sometime. 🙂

Hope you all had a wonderful World Card Making Day and made lots of cards.

I’ll share some details later in the week about the fun I had with the good folks at Stampin’ Cat Studio.  It was a darn good day.

Today’s card (10-3)

Hello all!

Happy World Card Making Day to you! I’m so glad it is finally here. I hope you are having a fun-filled day of card making and card inspiration!

I invite you to take a peek and meet today’s card.


The lanterns are on a transparency from My Mind’s Eye. The paper is also from  My Mind’s Eye. The letter stickers are from SEI. And the gems are from Kaisercraft.

That’s it for now. I will be back later.

Thanks for stopping by!