Monday, January 19, 2015


I created this card for a friend's birthday and am submitting it to Craft Stamper Magazine's January challenge "Take a Stamp".

The main image is a cling stamp from Cracker Box Palace Rubber Stamps.  I fell in love with this stamp the moment I saw it!  The image was colored with several Copic markers.  The piece was then cut with Spellbinder's Gold Labels 4 and then mounted onto Graphic 45 paper.  The black card base measures 5 x 7.  I also added copper metal corners.  This image is so much fun to color....the color combinations are endless.  

Monday, January 12, 2015

Impression Obsession Snowflake Die

I have created several cards this past year using this snowflake die from IO.  It is very intricate and one of my favorites.

I die cut the snowflake from the front of the blue metallic card base.  I then cut it again from blue mirror card stock.  I layered silver dotted fiber paper behind the cut out before gluing the snowflake onto the front of the card.  The bling on the front is from Stampin' Up.  

Friday, January 9, 2015

Holiday Gift for a Friend

A year ago, when I was with friends in the St. Louis area, I found these awesome wood pieces to alter.

The piece I chose for Karen is a shadow box.  The pieces come unassembled so they are very easy to embellish first and then assemble.  

I added some scrapbook paper to the back of the shadow box and then over the course of the year, I shopped for various findings along with what was in my stash.  The front was painted with Radiant Pearls.  Remember those from years ago?!  I found quite a few of mine were dried up but found some pretty colors still good to use.  This was a fun project to work with.  I also made wood ornaments that I glittered, and of course, forgot to photograph.  

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

January Stamp Club Challenge

Yvonne provided our sketch for January using a winter theme.  Here is my take using the Susan Louise cardinal image.

Using Distress Ink, I sponged the background of the cardinal and then spritzed with water so it gives the appearance of snow.  Very hard to see this in the photo.  The sentiment is a new die from Tim Holtz/Sizzix.  Used these new dies quite a bit for the holidays.  Today, he posted on his blog new word dies he designed with Sizzix and they are a must-have for me!  Happy, happy!