Sharing My World

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Princess Lillyonna

Dear Ones~
Today was Disney Princess day in my craft room. Our little grandniece is turning 3 on Sunday. Seems like I have been able to make a lot of kid cards lately - one of my favorite things to do. I always try and make them interactive. They love it. No plain 'ol cards from Aunt Judy or Grammie!!
Here's my card:
And here's the inside. As you can see, it's a waterfall card. Got all the major princesses.  I love making waterfall cards. They seem complicated, but are very easy - so the recipient thinks you're brilliant...hee hee.
Okay, now for the details. Not much to tell, really. I went to Michael's and got a bunch of Disney Princess stickers. The card base is Gina K Designs Pure Luxury 120 lb weight card stock in white. Patterned papers are from the Bouquet De Fleur and Haute Pink stacks by DCWV. That beautiful oval is made with a Paper Artist Cutting Die from Hot Off the Press, cut out of silver fireworks holographic paper. The little rectangle is a Spellbinder - not sure which set. I computer journaled the name. I always like to put the name on the card, plus how old they are turning on the inside. Kinda a keepsake thing. Oh, and I used some blue Liquid Pearls as accents on the front. Sorry - no stamping today. I almost had withdrawal.

I will be sending this card in a bubble mailer. As many of you know, I had an incident recently where one of my cards didn't reach it's destination. They only got the envelope, which was torn, with no card inside. I was less than happy and very disappointed!! That card was for my little grandnephew who just turned 1. An event which will never happen again. Live and learn. From now on, it's the mailers for me!!!!

Thanks for stopping by, and stay warm my friends.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Just Hangin' Around

Dear Ones~
I just spent the day in Midland with my folks and sister. My sis and I had a wonderful lunch with an old friend and classmate. Hi Klem, loved seeing you!! Also had to make a stop at Michael's and JoAnn's, as long as I was Found some nice bargains. Had a 50% off coupon at Michael's - always fun.

So here's my card for today:

 Stacy, over at got published in the latest CardMaker Magazine with 2 adorable bunny creations. And I mean, they are ADORABLE. You should check them out. To celebrate she has offered a great giveaway challenge to create a springtime or bunny card. I thought this little image was pretty springy. And believe you, me, we could use some springy right now!!

The stamp for this little card is from Tiny Wishes by Penny Black. I colored it with Sharpie Markers. Patterned papers are Tea Break by Kaiser Craft, and card base is Gina K Designs Pure Luxury 120 lb weight card stock in Ivory. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the cute button, and the greeting is from the Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags Stamp Set and die.

Thanks for stopping by, and stay warm my friends.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Parquet Rose

Hello Dear Ones~
This card has been made for the Mod Squad Challenge. We were to use some kind of wood or something wood-like on our project. I love parquet flooring and thought this would be fun to try.

Here's my card:

I have some wonderful paper from Paper Studio called Natural Botanicals. I love this stack, so many great patterned papers. There was a wood pattern that worked perfectly, so I printed off a parquet pattern from the internet and went to town. It's just a matter of cutting the shapes and fitting them together. I also distressed the edges of each piece with Walnut Stain Distress Ink to make the pieces stand out better. I had so much fun - I think I need to try another color to see how that turns out.
The rose is from a GKD Stamp Set called Stately Flowers 6, the greeting is from GKD Stamp Set Simple Hearts. I stamped the rose image on watercolor paper with Versafine Archival Ink and colored it with Distress Markers. The die is from the Spellbinders Lovely Labels 3 set. GKD Pure Luxury 120 lb Card Stock was used for the base in Black Onyx, and matted with Cherry Red.
Do you see the dew drops on the rose? That was done with Glossy Accents - love that look.

Thanks for stopping by - and stay warm my friends.

New Friends

Hello Dear Ones~
This card is to be entered into Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #255 - "In with the New", and also the My Favorite Things Get Sketchy Challenge #160. You have to scroll down quite a ways to see the sketch challenge, so here's a pic of the sketch.

Here's my card:

I have made lots of new friends online with my card making over the last year, and for that I am grateful. You guys mean a lot to me!!! That's the "In with the New" part of the Flourishes Challenge.

My card base is GKD Pure Luxury 120lb card stock in Cherry Red. Embossing folders are from Darice (Circle Interlock) and Cuttlebug, patterned papers are from Linen Closet by DCWV and Penny Lane by My Mind's Eye. Love these papers. The greeting is from a Flourishes Stamp Set called Friendship and Flowers.

Thanks for stopping by, and stay warm my friends.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Glittery Feathers

This card was made for the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge #149: Glitter Embellishments. And it WAS a challenge for me. While I love glitter and put Stickles on EVERYTHING, glitter itself and I do NOT get along. I just can't seem to do it right. So, I used glitter embossing powder in holographic, and heat embossed the glitter on.

Here's my card.

These feathers are from the new Papertrey Ink Stamp Set called Feather Finery. I just love this set, so many possibilities. There's 3 feather images in different sizes, along with lots of small stamps for added fun. You can also get a set of dies that go along with the stamp set, and the dies are spot on. They match perfectly. So I cut the shape out with the die on vellum. Then I stamped the feathers with Versamark and heat embossed them with white embossing powder, and then the holographic glitter powder. They are stunning! The photo just doesn't do the glitter justice. I can't wait to play with theses stamps more.
Patterned paper is from my stash. I mounted the whole thing on GKD Pure Luxury 120 lb paper in Ivory.

Still freezing cold here, with lots of blowing and sub-zero wind chills. Good thing I have my beloved craft room to keep me occupied. Thanks for stopping by, and stay warm my friends.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

A is for Angel

Hello Dear Ones~
Today I made a little card that will be given as a thank you to a gal who threw a wonderful party for my mom and her Sewing Circle friends. My mom is 91 years old and in a wheel chair because of a stroke. When the Sewing Circle began 50 years ago, there were probably 12-15 ladies who belonged. There are 4 left, and they are all in about the same shape as my mom. The party was a huge success, all 4 ladies had a great time.  I wanted to thank Linda for doing such a wonderful job.
This card will be entered into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. The challenge was to make a card inspired by the letter "A". So I used this little angel, because that's what Linda was for making the party so special.

I used GKD Pure Luxury 120lb card stock in Ivory for the base. Patterned papers are from the Paper Wishes paper pack called Pretty Little Posies. I love these papers, there's lots of small floral designs. The angel is from GKD stamp set Primitive Blessings and the greeting is from GKD stamp set Mountain Wilderness. I used Spellbinders oval and lacy oval dies, and a Martha Stewart border punch. A little paper piecing for the angels dress with one of the Pretty Little Posies papers, and some stickles on her wings to top it off.
Hope you like my angel - I think she's rather sweet. That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by, and stay warm my friends.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


I have to say, I am so thankul for my wonderful hubby. We sometimes take our spouses for granted, but he is so diligent about keeping us warm and toasty during the cold winter months. It's a fair amount of work to keep the wood stove going. Not only does he have to make sure we have wood the right size - which means chopping and stacking - but he hauls it in and sees that the stove is always fed. And that's during the night as well. He has to get up in the wee hours of the morning to shove more wood in, while I sleep blissfully away, warm and cozy. Thanks honey!! Your sweet care for us (me and the animals) does not go unnoticed!

Now to my card for today. This was made for the STV MIUM Challenge. This week it was to make a CAS card. That stands for Clean And Simple. Here is my creation.

 I love this stamp set. It's called By The Sea 2 from Gina K Designs. I stamped the shell, and then using the masking technique stamped the grasses behind. The greeting is from that same set. The image was stamped on watercolor paper with Archival Ink, and then colored with my beloved Distress Markers and a water brush. I so love those markers. I think I have said that before. This is a perfect sympathy card, or a get well card for that matter.

Okay, all for me today. Thanks for stopping by, and stay warm my friends.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Dream Weaving

Well, the wood stove is perking along. It's nice to walk back in the house after being outside and feel the cozy warmth. I could become a hermit during the cold winter months and never step foot outside of the house. My Stamp Room keeps calling my name.

This card was made for the final StampTV Guest Designer Challenge.

I stamped the image from the GKD stamp set duo Dream Catcher with Versamark, and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. Then it was fussy cut. The card base is GKD Dark Chocolate Pure Luxury card stock. I used kraft card stock for the background, which was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder called Forest Branches. The patterned paper is from a stack by Paper Studio called Natural Botanicals, and the circle is cut from a Spellbinder Circle die. I left the card stock in the die after cutting it out, and distressed it with GKD Dark Chocolate and Kraft inks to give it that dark look. Greeting is from the GKD By The Sea 2 stamp set.
This card is going to my BIL for his birthday. I had great fun making it - mostly because I could look out the window and watch the wind swirl the snow around, while I was warm and toasty in my stamp room.

Thanks for stopping by, and stay warm my friends.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Tea Time's gonna get below zero again tonight. My DH has fired up the wood stove once again - our animals love it. Can't get enough of that cozy warmth. As soon as our cat hears Rob open the wood stove door he lays down in front of it waiting for the heat.
I thought this image of a nice warm cup of tea hit the spot today.
This is an image from a Flourishes stamp set called Grab a Cup. I stamped it on watercolor paper with Versafine Archival Ink and then colored it with my Tim Holtz Distress Markers. I love these markers - you can use them with a water brush and they blend and shade beautifully without losing their color integrity. The greeting is from a Flourishes stamp set called Summer Blossom.
Patterned papers are from the Pretty Little Posies paper pack from Paper Wishes, and I used GKD Pure Luxury Black Onyx card stock for the base. The circle was cut with a Spellbinders circle die and backed with a Spellbinders Lacy Circle die cut.

Thanks for stopping by, and stay warm my friends.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Happy Birthday Gavin

Our little grand nephew is turning 6 a week from today. Here's the card I made for him. I had so much fun doing this, hope he likes it.
This is a tag card. Here's a pic of the tags pulled out.......
They have stuff on both sides. I found this really cute robot paper pack with lots of stickers, so it was easy peasy to just stick 'em on. I cut out Gavin's name with my Cricut, and used the shadow function with sparkly red paper to add dimension.
Here's the inside.......
Kids love interaction cards, and I love making them. Happy birthday Gavin!!!

Thanks for stopping by, stay warm my friends.


Well, it's still winter here in Northern Michigan. The snow is softly falling as I write this. And I guess this card is inspired by looking out my window at the white stuff.

Here I made the background with some homemade texturizing paste. The recipe is 1/2 cup baking soda, 2 Tbsp white glue and 1-2 Tbsp white acrylic paint. Some water might be needed to make it the right consistancy. It's kinda like spackling compound. Then you just apply it with a putty knife or something similar. I used a stencil by Simon Says Stamp called Falling Snow to get the effect. I love the look of it. The snowflake die is from Impression Obsession and the delicate frame die is from Memory Box. It's called Winterflake Frame. I heat embossed the sentiment with some silver embossing powder, it's from a GKD stamp set called Let It Snow.

This card has been entered in:
The StampTV Challenge :
Mod Squad Challenge:
Hope you like it. I am so OVER the snow for this year, but no one asked me, so guess it will just keep coming. Stay warm my friends. Catch ya later, thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Hello World

So I have decided it's time to start a blog. This is all very new to me, and also very experimental. This card is one that I did as a thank you to a dear friend who generously sent me some very nice things recently. I thought I would share it with you as a way to try out my new blog.
This is fun so far. Will see ya later - have a great day!!