Happy Anniversary

This week's challenge at Justrite Stampers is to create a card with a theme of love, wedding or anniversary.

Using a stamp from Beautiful Blossoms I stamped the flower twice and colored it with Copic markers. I cut out the central flower and one leaf, adding them back with pop dots for some dimension.

Using my Scor-Pal, I folded the cardstock into sections and added pattern paper to each section.

I used the Happy Anniversary sentiment from Celebration Demi Phrases stamp set on the inside of my card.

For the flower panel, cut white cardstock 2 1/2" x 3"
Stamp flower and color with Copic markers
Stamp a second flower and cut it apart, using pop dots to adhere the flower and leaf on the main image
Lightly shadow around the flower with a yellow marker
Score 1/4" around the edge of the image
Mat with red cardstock
Cut black cardstock into an 8" square
Using Scor-Pal, scor the cardstock at 4"
Turning the cardstock on an angle, score diagonally through 2 sections
Turning the cardstock again, score through 1 section
On this section, make two score marks across the 2 sides, each 1/4" apart
Cut white cardstock into 3 3/4" squares
Place one on the base
Cut the other two in half
Ink edges with Walnut Ink
Cut pattern paper into 3 1/2" squares
Place one on the base
Cut the other two in half
Ink edges with Walnut Ink
Stamp Happy Anniversary on a 3" square of cardstock
Add 3 flowers with brads
Add flower image to the top of the fold, adding rhinestones in the corner
Cut base of card from white cardstock 4 1/2" square
Score 1/8" around all edges
Ink with Walnut Ink
Cut 18" of ribbon and center on card base
Adhere card
Wrap ribbon around card to seal

Cardstock: American Crafts
Pattern paper: Bo Bunny
Stamps: Justrite Stampers
Ink: Memento Brown, Ranger Walnut Ink, Colorbox
Score tool: Scor-Pal
Markers: Copic
Flowers: Prima
Ribbon: Offray
Pop dots: Ranger
Brads: Recollections


Friends Canvas

I love altering and lately I've been playing around with canvases. I love the look of creating a layout on canvas - there are so many options and so much that can be done with canvas. Working with Tattered Angels Glimmer Screens, Adirondack Color Washes and assorted punches, I absolutely love how this canvas turned out.

Lay Glimmer Screens on canvas and spray assorted colors lightly over screens
Allow to dry for a few moments, then move screens and spray again, if desired
Lightly spray Color Washes on 2 flowers
Blot excess ink if necessary
Cut a 7” circle from cream cardstock
Punch around the edges with Kreaxions punch #922
Lay on canvas behind photo
Add a paint strip to the right side of the canvas under the photo with wet glue
Cut Friendship Recipe to fit and distress edges
Lightly ink with Walnut Ink
Mat with brown cardstock
Adhere to left side of canvas, slightly under photo with wet glue
Turn canvas over and add pressure to help the wet glue set
Punch an 8” strip of cream cardstock with Martha Stewart Doily border punch
Add atop the paint strip with brads through canvas
Adhere photo
Punch a strip of cream cardstock with Kreaxions punch #903
Use the negative piece, lightly inking all edges
Add to coordinating strip of cardstock and adhere just under photo
Die cut Friends at 1 ¾” from A Child’s Life cartridge (font, shift + toys1) with coordinating cardstock
Die cut label at 2 ½” from A Child’s Life cartridge (label + toys1) with brown cardstock
Add Friends to label and adhere to canvas
Add brad over the “i” through the canvas
Die cut butterflies from cream cardstock and emboss with Cuttlebug embossing folder
Lightly ink with Walnut ink OR Color Washes and add with pop dots
Add flowers to canvas with brad just above doily
Cut Friendship Recipe header from cream cardstock and distress edges
Lightly ink and mat with brown cardstock
Adhere to recipe with pop dots
Add brads around photo
Rub Walnut Ink along edges of canvas

I found there was not enough color in the upper left corner, so I placed a screen on the canvas and lightly inked a portion with Walnut Ink 

Canvas: 11”x14” art supply
Cardstock: 1 sheet of cream; 1 sheet of brown; 1 sheet that coordinates
Flowers: Prima flowers
Spray inks: Ranger Adirondack Color Wash spray inks
Stencil: Tattered Angels Glimmer Screens
Dies: Spellbinders butterflies
Brads: Making Memories; Recollections; American Crafts
Die cut machine: Cricut machine
Cartridge: A Child’s Year Cartridge
Punches: Martha Stewart Doily Punch; Kreaxion punches
Embossing: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Ink: Ranger Walnut Ink
Foam Dots: American Crafts, Ranger
Paint chip: Hardware store



It has been crazy around here - we have seen more snow than we've seen in decades and it's still coming. But in some respects, that is ok, because it allows me more time to create!!!!

I've been working with MSB stamps and came across some fabric paper I'd forgotten about. This paper was perfect for the Neighborhoods stamp set so I went off to create a card. Of course, my Nestabilities always come in handy when creating, so I used the circle, scalloped circle, square, and label.

After cutting my square, I embossed it with the Script Cuttlebug embossing folder and lightly inked it. The AI image was colored with copic markers

The Welcome sentiment is from MyStampBox and the Home sentiment is from Outlines. I used just the word "Home" on the front of the card.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern paper: Love Elsie
Die cuts: Spellbinders
Stamps: MyStampBox, Outlines, AI
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Walnut Ink
Embossing: Cuttlebug
Other: Machine stitching


Best Friends mini album

Here's another mini album I made. I love making these albums and am having fun with my Kreaxions punches. This time, I used the wonderful Circle Cutter to create all the pages in my album. It's so quick and easy to make circular pages with the Circle Cutter and they come out perfect every time. Check out the blog for some more inspiration.

Cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts
Pattern paper: American Crafts
Circle Cutter: Kreaxions
Flowers: Prima
Rhinestones: Studio 18


Christmas Cards

At Scrappin Sports this month, there are tons of fabulous projects to see.

I found some awesome papers in the store and created Christmas cards. Using an assortment of papers from the store, I was able to create some lovely cards. Don’t be afraid to mix up your papers and use them for a variety of projects. The green Reminisce striped paper, for example, is a sports themed paper. The opposite side is full of sports words. While I purchased this paper with the intention of using it for a sports layout, it was perfect to use for my Christmas cards.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern paper: Reminisce, Adorn It
Die cuts: Spellbinders, Nestabilities
Stamps: Hero Arts
Brads: Creative Impressions
Ink: Ranger Walnut Ink

These two cards use Doodlebug's Christmas papers with Bazzill cardstock.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern paper: Doodlebug
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities
Stamps: MyStampBox, Inkadinkadoo
Ink: Memento, Ranger
Punch: EKsuccess
Embossing Powder: Stampendous
Bling: Studio 18
Embossing: Provocraft, Cuttlebug



My new design team project at SIWL this month was to work with chunky SNOW letters. With all the snow we've had here these last 2 months, these letters were quite appropriate. I can't tell you how much fun I had creating with these letters. Check out the Deb's shop to see all the fun creations she has there.

This is the completed word:

And the individual letters:
The papers are DCWV. The snowflake paper is embossed. I stamped assorted snowflakes from MyStampBOX on this paper. Then I stamped a snowman and cut him out and placed him on the letter "S".

I used Basic Grey rub-ons on each letter. In the center of some of the snowflakes, I placed little glass gems.

I love the snowflake instead of the usual "O". I put the year on the lower edges so I'll remember this snowfall.

I used Spellbinders Nestabilities to cut the circles around the rub-on snowflakes. Then used my Cricut Expression and the new Winter Lace cartridge to cut the snowflakes that I placed behind the rub-on snowflakes.

Wood letters: SIWL
Pattern paper: DCWV
Stamps: MyStampBox
Ink: Memento
Rub-ons: Basic Grey
Dies: Spellbinders, Nestabilities
Cricut: Winter Lace cartridge


Happy Birthday

I just got my new Kreaxion punches. After taking those babies out of the box, I fell in love with this one, #913. I punched it along the bottom edge of my card without the inserts to create a new look. It provides s a very pretty punched edge and it is so quick to create just the perfect card for a friend.

Head on over to the blog for tons of inspiration.

Card: K&Co
Cardstock: DCWV
Punch: Kreaxion
Flowers: Prima
Stamp: Stampability
Ink: Memento


Happy Birthday Card

There are lots of fun projects on MyStampBOX blog today showcasing the use of numbers or letters. I chose to work with the Colour Me Alphabet to create the background for my card. Once stamped, I embosssed it with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. I lightly inked the edges with Walnut Ink, then added chipboard elements in the lower corner.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Stamps: MyStampBOX
Ink: Memento, Ranger
Chipboard: Magistical Memories
Staples: Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher


Friends mini album

One of the great things about Kreaxion punches is that you can do anything you want with them, from creating cards to layouts to altered items. On the front cover of this mini album, I used punch # 915 with the "C" insert to create the corners. Then I added a rhinestone to the punched corner for a little bling. Check out the blog for some more inspiration.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern paper: Heidi Grace
Punch: Kreaxions
Flowers: Prima
Rhinestones: Studio 18


Spellbinders, Round One

I am so thrilled - I made the Round One finalist list for the new Spellbinders Design Team. I can't believe I was selected to continue to the next round with all the amazing talented people in this group.
This is the list of finalists . I am just so excited!!!


Thinking of You

Another Justrite Stamp set - Thinking of You - used in conjunction with my Spellbinders dies - a perfect match made in heaven. I stamped the sentiment with Memento Bamboo ink onto a soft yellow cardstock, then added some colored pencils and Spica pen for bling.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern paper: Basic Grey
Stamps: Justrite
Die cuts: Spellbinders, Nestabilities
Ink: Colorbox
Markers: Spica pens
Pencils: Staedtler


You're So Sweet

I created this card I by rummaging through my stash. With Valentine's Day now on the horizon, Punch #911 is the perfect punch for creating cards and layouts. Whether you use it as an accent or a border, as I have, this punch has so many possibilities. I chose to use it without the inserts as I wanted to create a long border for my card. This punch adds just the right effect to my card. Just add some flowers and a sentiment or two from MyStampBox and you are done very quickly with an awesome card.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Pattern paper: Junkitz
Punch: Kreaxions
Stamps: MyStampBox
Ink: Memento
Flowers: Heidi Swapp, Bazzill
Brad: Bo Bunny