Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Jaded Blossom Guest Desinger

Hello and Happy Wednesday!!
Today I have the honor to be a
December Guest Designer here at Jaded Blossom!!
I want to thank Candace and Michelle for
the opportunity to be featured on their blog,
and to be able to highlight their amazing products!

I need to start wrapping all my Christmas presents,
but first I need some tags!!  I always put homemade
tags on all my gifts.  So of course I reached for Jaded Blossom!! 
I started with the Treat Tag Die.  
I used the beautiful Swirly Tree and Reindeer
from Christmas Wishes for all my tags.

I cut 2 of the tags from Watercolor Paper.
Love these colors!! 
These are my favorites!!  I first stamped my images
with Versamark Ink and then added 
Hero Arts Sparkle Embossing Powder.
I then inked up the tags with
Distress Ink.  I added gems from my stash.

For my other tags, I used Bo Bunny Pattern Paper.

I used Card Mat Dies for my tags and the 
sentiment is also from Christmas Wishes.

I just love the these swirly images!!
These tags were super easy to put together
and I plan on making alot more!!

Thanks so much for visiting!!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Super Exciting News!!

Hello and Happy Friday!!
I have some super exciting news to share.....
Not only was I selected as a December Guest Designer
for Jaded Blossom,  I will be sharing a project on the 16th.
 I just found out yesterday that I was 
also selected to be a Guest Designer
for the month of May 2016!

I am so honored to have been selected.
Jaded Blossom has some amazing products
and amazing designers.

I want to thank Candace and Michelle
for giving me this opportunity.

Here are a few projects I have
made in the past using the 
wonderful products from Jaded Blossom


Thursday, December 3, 2015

PDE Linky Party 12-04-15

Hello and Happy Friday!
It is time for a new PDE Linky Party and
as always the Theme is ANYTHING GOES!!
Today I am sharing a set of christmas cards that I made
for one of the ladies at my church that will be distributing cards
to senior citizens in convalescent homes.  I made 40 cards,
in 8 different color combinations!!  I kept the design very simple
so they would be easy to mass produce.
Here is a close up of my favorite color combo!
I started with glitter card bases that I bought
from Joann's.  The stamp set I used for the tree 
is My Favorite Things Trim the Tree.
I honestly don't recall which stamp set 
I used for the sentiment!!
I inked up the stamps with different
inks, mostly using 1 in. ink cubes. 
They needed a little more, so I added
a strip of patterned paper, again from
My Favorite Things, then finished with
a few Doodlebug Sprinkles.
Here is a pic of all 8 color combos.
I made 5 of each color.
I really need to make some more of these
as they were so easy, and I like the way
they turned out!!

We can't wait to see your projects
and remember it is ANYTHING GOES,
so any handmade item is eligible!!
Link up HERE

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Hello, and happy Tuesday!
I have a super quick clean and simple card to share today
I used the Hero Arts Merry Stamp and Cut
I die cut the Merry out of metallic cardstock.

This card was quick and easy, I made a few
for a card swap this past weekend.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

PDE Linky Party

Hello and Happy Friday!
It is time for a new PDE Linky Party and
as always the Theme is ANYTHING GOES!!
Today I am sharing a birthday card I made
for a family member.  The image is from
my Spectrum Noir markers, colors are listed below
Skin:  FS2, FS9, TN5, CR3
Hair:  TN3, TN8, EB3, EB4
Dress:GT1, GT2, GT3, PP1, PP2, PP3
Balloons:  GT1, GT2, GT3, PP1, PP2, PP3, CT1, CT3, CT4
For the Sentiment I used
My Favorite Things:
I also used the Blueprints 22
The pattern paper is from Doodlebug
and I added some Want2Scrap Bling.

We can't to see your projects
and remember it is ANYTHING GOES,
so any handmade item is eligible!!
Link up HERE

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Halloween Treat Bags

Hello My Friends!
I know Halloween is over and done with,
but I wanted to share the treat bags I made for my
grandchildren.  I was super busy over the weekend
and did not get a chance to post these.

I used all the Halloween images that I colored throughout
The Daily Marker 30 Day Challenge.
A few of the images are from Penny Black.
One is a Sheri Baldy Image and
one is from Tiddly Inks.
All papers are from Doodlebug
as are the Sprinkles.
I also used various Dies from My Favorite Things
Blueprints Dies and Jaded Blossom.
The Happy Halloween Sentiment
is from the Tim Holtz Crazy Talk Stamp Set.
The names were all cut with my Silhouette Cameo.

Thanks for stopping by.

I will be entering these in the following Challenges:

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Happy Holidays

Hello Friends!
I have a super quick post to share with you today.
I created this card using the My Favorite Things
Snowflake Flurry and Hand Lettered Holiday stamps.
I first stamped my images using Versamark Ink,
then I heat embossed using Holographic Embossing Powder from Ranger.
I watercolored the background using Distress Inks
in Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers.

The background paper is My Favorite Things Fresh Squeezed Chevron paper.
I finished it off with some glitter tulle and a few sequins.
This photos don;t capture it, but the snowflakes
and sentiment are really sparkly :)

Thanks and enjoy your weekend!!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Happy Christmas

Hello and Happy Friday!!
I am having so much fun participating in
It is really encouraging me to get a little coloring
in each day, plus it is great practice!
The other day, I colored this image
and I was able to get a card made too :)
This image is from the My Favorite Things
Happy Christmas stamp set.
I have used my Spectrum Noir markers to color her up. 
I have also used the My Favorite Things Blueprints 15
dies for the elements on my card, plus I have used
My Favorite Things Homespun Gingham
paper pack for the grey checked paper. 
I masked my image and used Distress Inks
to color the background.  Then I used the
Simon Says Falling Snow stencil
with some Bo Bunny Glitter Paste to
create my sparkly snow!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Trick or Treat

Hi Everyone and Happy Friday!
I have some exciting news.
Janis with PDE has asked me to join
her PDE Linky Party DT for the last few months of the year.
This is my first posting for PDE and

This weeks Challenge is HALLOWEEN COLORS
We hope you come join in the challenge
We would love to see your creations!
For my project, I made a card using the Tim Holtz
Crazy Birds Stamps and Dies.
I was seeing so many projects using these
Crazy Birds, I just had to have them :) 
As you can see, I also bought the Crazy Things
Accessories and the Crazy Talk Sentiments!
I stamped all my elements on Ranger Watercolor cardstock
and used Tim Holtz Distress Inks to color the bird and
the accessories.  I used Prima Color Bloom
Spray for my moon.  I used a few different
My Favorite Things Blueprints dies for the
elements on my card.  The pattern paper is from Doodlebug.

Thanks for stopping by, and please be sure to Link Up
your projects using Halloween Colors HERE

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Celebrate Your Special Day

Hi Friends!!
Today I have a birthday card to share with you
that I made for my boss and friend :)
I used lots of  My Favorite Things items.
I used the Stiched Cover Up Companion die
to make the front panel of my shaker card.
Paper is from Doodlebug 
I colored up this cutie from the Sweet Birthday Wishes
stamps and dies using my Spectrum Noir markers.
The sentiment is from LJD Birthday Greetings.
I embossed it using Zing Embossing powder.
The Sequins in my shaker are from
Craftin Desert Divas,

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, October 9, 2015

Skating Mimi

Hello, I have a quick post to share today.
I made this card using the
Penny Black Christmas with Mimi stamp set.
Sorry for the bad picture!!
I colored the stamp in with my Spectrum Noir Markers.
I used the Jaded Blossom Card Mat Dies
for some of the elements and
the paper is from Doodlebug (of course)

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Cast a Spell

Hello and Happy Sunday.
I spent a little time in my craft room today,
and I created this card.
I enjoyed coloring this image called
Cast a Spell from Tiddly Inks.
Of course I used my Spectrum Noir Markers.
I used the Blueprints 15 dies from My Favorite Things
for the elements on my card.  I recently bought
6 of the Blueprints Dies when they were on
sale at  This site has some great deals!! 
I used papers from Doodlebugs October 31st paper pad.
The sentiment is from Craftin Desert Divas
Wonderfully Wicked stamp set, it was perfect!

I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Thankful Friend

Hello and Happy World Cardmaking Day!!
I made a card to celebrate the day
and to enter a few challenges :)

I have recently really fallen in love with
My Favorite Things
Their stamps are adorable and most have
matching dies, which is fabulous!!
I also love the Blueprints Dies,
they make it so easy to build a card.

For today, I used the Thankful Friend
and Harvest Mouse stamps sets.
I also used the Blueprints 24 die set.
I colored my stamps with my
Spectrum Noir markers.
The pattern paper and sprinkles
are from Doodlebug Fall Friends.

I will entering this card in
the following challenges:

Monday, September 28, 2015

let it snow!

Hello and Happy Monday!!
I have a quick and simple card to 
share with  you today.
I recently took an online class over at
The instructor was Laura Bassen from Doublestick Heaven.
The class was Vibrant Stamping - Creative Color Techniques.
This class was so much fun and Laura was a fabulous instructor.
I learned some new techniques I cannot wait to try,

The first technique I could not wait to try was partial die cutting.
I have recently been buying lots of stamps that have the matching dies,
so this technique was perfect to try out.

The cute little snowman and sentiment is from Simon Says Stamps
Winter Friends stamp and Cold Weather Friends matching Dies,
I colored the snowman using my Spectrum Noir Markers.
The circle is a Spellbinders die.

I made my card a shaker, The background is colored with 
Distress Ink and stamped with little snowflakes from the 
same Winter Friends stamp set.
I added some glitter and sequins to my shaker.
I also added a few Doodlebug Sprinkles and
some crinkle ribbon.

I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

1930's Jeanne

Hello, and Happy Tuesday!!
I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!!

Saturday was my Mother in Law's 84th Birthday
and all she wanted was to have her 3 boys together :)
My husband, who is the oldest brother, planned a dinner
at a local restaurant and invited the brothers, 
the grandchildren and  all the great grandchildren!!  
Out of her 12 grandchildren, only 2 were missing.  
She was so happy to have her family all together!!

Here is a picture of my MIL with her 3 boys!!
(my hubby is the one in the red shirt :) )

So she was born in 1931, so I decided to make her a card
using the Julie Nutting 1930's Jeanne Doll Stamp.
I just love the way my card turned out, and my
MIL loved it too!!

Here is a close up of her face,
I colored her face, hair and skin with my Spectrum Noir Markers
and paper pieced her dress with paper from a My Mind's Eye
6x6 paper pad.  The sentiment if from Craftin Desert Divas 
I added some fun embellishments to finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by.

I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sesame Street Shaker Card

Hello and Happy Tuesday!!
Today I have a super fun card to share.
I got to use my We R Memory Keepers Fuse Tool
for the first time to make a shaker card.
I was inspired by Jennifer McGuire's post HERE

My husband's niece has twins, and they recently
celebrated their 1st Birthday and it was a
Sesame Street Themed Party.
When I photographed this card outside, I had to put a 
white envelope behind it.  The cute character faces are from
I added a number 1.  The inside of the card holds
various sequins and a Happy Birthday Target Gift Card.
Here is a picture of the card without the envelope
so you can see it is transparent.
This was the first this I made with my
Fuse Tool.  It has a learning curve, I had to
seal it again because the seam split open,
You have to be sure to use the right amount of pressure.

Thanks for stopping by. 
I will be entering the following challenges:

Monday, August 17, 2015

Hello Gorgeous

Hello, and Happy Monday.
Today I have a card I made with an image I had colored 
during the last 30 Day Challenge over at the Daily Marker.
This image is from the Penny Black "Hello Gorgeous" Stamp set.
I purchased it on Overstock HERE

I colored her up with my Spectrum Noir markers.
Skin:  FS2, FS9, TN2, CR3
Dress:  TB1, TB3, TB5
Hair:  TN1, TN3, TN7
Blue Star Gelly Roll Pen

I finally got around to making a card with this image.
The paper is from one of the many 6x6 paper pads I have
and I cut the sentiment out of one of the papers.
The flowers and bling are from Prima.

I will be entering this into the following challenges:

Thanks for Stopping by today :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Ladybug Card

Oh My, I cannot believe that it has been more 
than 2 months since I posted anything on my blog!!
Every since my term was up on my last Design Team, 
I have just been taking a break, but that does not mean I 
have not been crafting.  So over the next few, days/weeks, 
I will be sharing some of the projects that   I have made over the 
last  few months that I have not shared.

This sweet card was made for a birthday 
party we went to the was all Ladybug Themed!

I used the oh so cute Lady Bug Card file from My Scrap Chick.
The pattern paper is from Doodlebug, as are the little dots 
in the corner.  For the sentiment, I used Craftin Desert Divas 
All Aboard Stamps I embossed my ladybug using the Swiss Dots 
folder  and my Cuttlebug I used the Peachy Keen 
Erkle and Merkle Stamps for her eyes

On the inside I used a sentiment from Craftin Desert Divas
Bring on the Cake statmp set.

I will be entering this into the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Sky is the Limit

 it is my turn to share a super fun project over at Craftin Desert Divas
using The Sky is the Limit Stamps and Dies from out latest release
I used Design ID #37860 from the Silhouette Store
for my card, but I used the cloud dies from
The Sky is the Limit Dies set.

Thanks for stopping by!