Card Basics

Card Basics ~~ One 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of card stock will make a base for 2 cards. Cut it at 4 1/4 portrait and score at 5 1/2. Or for landscape cut at 5 1/2 and score at 4 1/4.

Here is a list of some of my favorite tools: BIG SHOT die cutting machine ~ Grid paper ~~ Stampin' UP! Stampin Trimmer (cutting and scoring) ~Bone Folder - this little tool is a MUST! ~Multipurpose Liquid Glue ~ Glue Dots ~ Stampin' Dimensionals, Score tape, Stickles. BLING, BLING AND MORE BLING.... If it sparkles, I love it!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


I've been in a card making mood lately.  I really enjoy designing a lot.  Here's what I've been up to.... I hope you enjoy them!

Thanks for checking out my blog and have a Blessed Day!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Whew! this week almost got past me!!

I've actually had a busy week.  I've been making some cards to do for an upcoming class and made a real graduation card!   I have no stamps for graduation AT ALL! (is that amazing or what?? I'll have to get that corrected immediately!)

Here are the cards I made for the class...  I used Mosaic Madness stamps and Quatrefancy Designer Series Paper  (DSP)    & used Curly Cute stamp set for the sentiment.   HOWEVER Curly Cute has been retired, so I will be using another set for the sentiment...

here's the graduation card.... I cased it from someone on Stampin Up Addicts on Face Book..
Have a great day and thanks for taking the time to check out my blog!!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Learning to color....

You think that coloring is easy ~ we all colored in coloring books as what could be so hard about it?  EVERYTHING to me! I have trouble with which color to use for what etc...I've been watching some videos  (thank you Judy Thompson for sharing) and trying to do a little more.  Practice does not make perfect for me, only a little better. 

Here's my card from yesterday. Another friend (Linda) came over and we stamped some Thomas Kinkade images.  We tried a few different color combinations but this card was stamped on slick white card stock, then again on a piece of acetate.  After coloring on the card stock with Prismacolor pencils,  I put the acetate over the colored part.  Tried to give it a little light with a yellow sharpie on the back side of the image on the acetate where the windows are.  I used some Nestabilities to cut the cardstock for the Thomas Kinkade image to be viewed in.  All card stock is Stampin' Up!  And the embossing folder is also Stampin' Up!

Hope you like my card.

Thanks for taking the time to check out my work.... have a blessed day!