Hanging Ornaments Gold & Silver


This card may look fairly simple but.. I made several before I got the almost perfect one that made me happy. The ornaments are done in steps with the background part stamped, then the pattern on the ornament, then the top part and finally the hanger. At first I made one with no spatters so I had to make another one so I could see how the spatters looked. I also wanted to do both gold and silver to be a little different. Then there is the sentiment which didn’t go quite right on one version. One ended up in the trash. Anyway this is the one I like the best.

Stamps – Hero Arts sets Peace & Joy (CL880) for all the ornament parts and the sentiment is from Holiday Petals and Leaves (CL787).

Inks – Reds and Greens from My Monthly Hero October Card Kit. Delicata Golden Glitz, Encore Silver

Splatter Sprays – Glimmer Mist Silver Bells and Heidi Swapp Color Shine Gold

This was hard to photograph so the darker one is at night in my craft room. The lighter photo is natural light outside in the shade during the day.

Entering in the a2z Scrapbooking November Challenge.

a2z Scrapbooking November 2015 Challenge


Inspired By Scramble 123


I started making this during Scramble 123 hosted by Kim. Her theme was use tiny stamps to make a Christmas background. I put 3 or 4 snowflakes on an acrylic block and stamped them all over. I embossed them using Hero Arts White Satin Pearl powder on watercolor paper. I stamped the snowmen which is an old Hero Arts stamp I found at a thrift store recently. It is Snowpeople Border (H099) from 1995. I painted the sky with watercolor paint. In my hurry to try and do this card during the Scramble I was working on the bathroom counter to do the water coloring. It was just quicker to grab some water and get it done that way. Ha! I colored the snowmen with Copics. The cheeks may be a bit to pink but they will have to be that way.

Hero Arts Scramble 123


This card was done for Kim’s Scramble 123. The theme was to use itty bitty stamps to make a Christmas background. This was a fun theme. It got me using my Misti which made things a whole lot easier. I have had my Misti since June and have pretty much not used it.  I watched a talented you man demo several different ways to use it recently and it reminded me to get that thing out and use it. All the stamps from the background and sentiment are from Hero Arts set Holiday Petals and Leaves (CL787). The ink for the greeting is Delicata Golden Glitz and for the background Color Box Frost White.  I discovered that Delicate Gold pigment ink does not hold on to embossing powder very well while making this. The shape for the sentiment was cut with Spellbinders die Fancy Label Tags One (S2-099).

This year has been fun so far making cards for Christmas because I started early and have lots of ideas. This Scramble just added to the fun. It was also a little easier since I had my stuff out and had my mind on card making for Christmas.

Handmade Kindness



I made this card to go along with Handmade Kindness which I think is a such a great idea. This is for a woman who gave us great service at a deli and she told me she serves 150 seniors many days of the week. How awesome is that. I am away from home so I am doing this week’s challenge where I am.

My card is made with limited supplies but you find out you can come up with something. I have only white paper and a piece of orange paper. The brown paper is inked up white. All of the fall things stamped are from Hero Arts set Holiday Petals and Leaves (CL787). I cut the stitched rectangle at home and brought it with me.

I have learned a lot trying to post to Flickr & Jennifer’s blog all on mobile devices. It can be time consuming. I will not take my pc at home for granted.



Halloween Card #7


The last of the Halloween cards for this year. I made this for my sister-in-law. When I see this type of image I think of her. The image, which I think is really cute, is from some Authentique scrapbooking paper. I cut the edge of the black mat with a good old pair of scissors (Fiskars Stamp), you know the ones you bought to many of in the beginning of collecting supplies. The checkered paper is from Graphic 45 and the green paper is from the Eerie line by Basic Grey. The boo is from a My Mind’s Eye Halloween set of embellishments. Then there is the twine and button.