12 Days of Holiday Cards and Crafts: Day 2 – Ornaments card

day2_ornaments1Good morning and welcome to day two of my 12 Days of Holiday Cards and Crafts!  What a difference one day can be from another. Yesterday the temperature got up to 64 degrees and today it’s barely 40 and cloudy.  Brrr… Makes me want to crawl under a blanket with some tea!


Today’s card I used an old Hero Arts stamp set and stamped several on a sheet of Copic paper and then colored them up with my Copics and cut them out.  I attached them to the card with some brads and used pop dots to add dimension to one of the ornaments. I used Stampin Up paper as the card base and added some corrugated paper for more texture to the card. I left the inside blank.

day2_ornaments3Today’s prop is a wreath that I plan on using in my craft room. I threw some ornaments on it and layed out my card for another view.

I hope you are having a blessed day and I will see you tomorrow with another creation!!



Happy Monday with a Card!!


Hello Everyone! Happy Monday! I always say that because let’s face it, Monday rarely gets any love from most.  Friday is always the best day since it’s heading into the weekend. But I decided to turn that around and think of Mondays as a day of new opportunities. It’s the glass is half full approach to turn my mood into something more pleasant.

Despite that I am working on fumes today since Apollo woke me at 2:25 this morning saying he had a bad dream and I had to go sit with him until he began to doze. We don’t have that happen much now that the boys are older but when it does, my day ends up being a bit off.  So pardon any typos today.

The photo above is a card I made for one of my crafty friends that has recently undergone some surgery. The bear is from an old Fiskars stamp set that I like and never used.  I colored him up on some Copic XpressIt paper and cut him out and raised him with pop dots.  I love his round belly.  I hope he makes her feel happy when she sees it.

Anyway, today I plan on doing some more coloring and some other housekeeping for Belinda’s Crafts.

I hope you have a blessed day!


New Card: Girlfriend Series #1

girlfriends1Hello my friends!  I hope you are all doing well today. I am feeling especially happy.  Happy to be in my craft room today and happy to be going to a crop tonight with my girlfriends.

So what better card to share with you then the latest from my girlfriend series. I will be offering this on my shop and many others this fall. This is my first Stamping Bella stamp. I bought quite a few to use in my girlfriend collection among others.

I haven’t paper pierced in a long time so it was so much fun picking the pattern paper for their dresses.  It was like dressing Barbie! I used my Copics to color the rest and glossy accents on the glasses to make them look real.  I included a new favorite wine glass of min in the photo. I also bought this one for my girlfriend who loves Zinnia’s too and when I saw them at Crate and Barrel, I knew we had to have them. They don’t really look like Zinnia’s to me but the fact that they are called Zinnia’s was enough for me.

I hope to work on some more cards for this collection tonight at the crop.  I am still sneaking in time here and there but when the boys go back to school I will be able to do more.

I hope you find some time to create today!


New card: Blessings

gardenlady2I have had this beautiful digi from Mo’s Digital Pencil for some time now. As you know, I love to be in my garden and watch things grow. So I decided it was time to color her up. I used paper from two collections: Basic Grey’s Highline and Dear Lizzy’s Lucky Charm.  I also added some sequins and used my pearl pen to add a little more on top of each sequin. Can you guess where I got the vellum from? I actually had some left from the sheet I ran through the Silhoutte from my Project Life accents I made so instead of throwing them away, I took out a border punch and made a few. No waste in this craft room. I like how it softens the look.


Lately we have been spending long hours in the late afternoon and evening on our deck and I enjoy taking in the beauty of the garden but the sights and the sounds of the birds, butterflies and bumble bees rock  my world.  They are so amazing and they are a gift so I make sure to remind myself to take the time daily especially while the weather is nice.

I recently watched an amazing TED talk by Louie Schwartzberg, an amazing photographer and filmaker who captured the most beautiful time-lapsed photography in nature.  Then set it to film with a voice over that reminds us we are interconnected to nature and not to take it for granted. It is a blessing. That we should make gratitude a priority.


So when I looked for a sentiment for this card this video popped into my brain and  I found the perfect sentiment from my Autumn Blessings stamp from Flourishes.

I hope you can take time today to enjoy the beauty of nature and let gratitude warm your heart.




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