"There shall be eternal summer in the
grateful heart"

Monday, November 24, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you

The gift of friendship,


The blessing of family,



The bounty of love.



Happy Thanksgiving



Saturday, November 15, 2014

DCWV's Mariposa Paper Stack

Using a very old paper pad by DCWV Mariposa.


Very simple card layouts.  I just let the papers do all the work.

These ar A2 size cards
I used some book paper for layering, embossing folders, oval dies, half back pearls and some fussy cutting of butterflies.  The "autumn blessings" is a TPC Studio clear set.  


5 x 5 size card
The stamped scripture is a stamp set from Our Daily Bread called "faith".




The sentiment stamp is part of Papertrey Ink clear set called "meadow greens"

As you can see these are very simple layouts without a lot of embllishing.  The papers really do the work for you.

I did use my gold leaf pen on all the cards for edging the papers.

I hope you enjoyed my projects.  Thank you for taking the time to visit.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Rosie Posie Thanksgiving Card


Roses for Thanksgiving?
Here in Southern California there is.
I thought why not use them in a Thanksgiving card.


Using a cream colored 5 x 7 base card

Using the same ink colors that I used on the birthday card that I posted earlier this week.

I die cut one flower and leave and adhered to the card at the top left corner.  It covered up a mistake.  

Inked the edges with walnut stain and ran the gold leaf pen around the edges of the card.

I added some ribbon tape from my stash along with some tan twine.

The "happy thanksgiving" is a TPC Studio clear set.  A very old set.


For the past couple of months I have been practicing my coloring.
On these images I have used a combination of Copic markers, water base markers and colored penciles.  You can use what you have to get some nice coloring.

One last post for tomorrow.  




Thursday, November 13, 2014

Christmas Tags


I made some tags for my Christmas baking.

I used all Papertrey Ink Stamp and Dies 

The sentiment, tree with star are part of the stamp and die set called, Love Lives Here: Holiday

Tag die,  "tag sale #10"

Edged the tag and tree and colored the start using a gold leaf pen.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cards Using Hand Made Papers


I really enjoy using hand made papers to make cards.
These were very simple to make
Using Spellbinders sunflower dies and Papertrey Ink "blessed" die.
Also, some tiny purple sequins for the flower center.

Here is a post I did a while ago using hand made paper to make a few Valentine cards, Here

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A Butterfly Birthday Card


A fun card to make using different stamps from your collection to make a neat background.

Here are the stamps that I used to make the back ground

The script sentiments stamp is a 2001 Stampin Up! I thought it would make a good background and I used it for the inside of the card too.

"May this birthday bring life's true gifts, good health, friendship and love"


The stamp second stamp, there is no manufacturing mark on the wood block.


The butterfly is from Hero Arts clear set called "antique engraving".  I did the masking technique for the butterflies and used the two stamps above to create the background using Hero Arts Shadow Ink called "soft granite". Using a lighter ink color the butterflies would pop on the card.

The "happy birthday to you" is a Hero Arts wood block stamp. I stamped that on a separates piece  of paper.
A gold leaf pen to edge around the papers.
I used some left over decorative paper from the "Mariposa" paper pad for a layered look.

I stamp one more butterfly and cut it out and glue the center of the body only to give it a 3D look.


I like making cards that have no extra bulk  and no extra postage required.

Have a wonderful day!


Monday, November 10, 2014

Rosie Posie Birthday Card



For the past few weeks, I have been playing around with my papers, dies, inks and stamps.
So, I thought this week, I would show you one project for the next six days.

I'm real happy how this card turned out.



I used a cream colored 5" x 7" card base



This pretty butterfly paper came from the paper pad by DCWV called "mariposa"
I wanted to bring out the colors of the butterflies.


The flowers and leaves are from Papertrey Inks stamp and die set called "Rosie Posie".  The darker shading in the flowers and leaves is the other set called  "Rosie Posie, step 2".  
The inks I used on the roses are Hero Arts Shadow Ink in dark quarts, just rust.
For the smaller rose buds I used Hero Arts Showdow Ink in "pool" and Memento ink  "teal zeal".
One the leaves I used Hero Arts "soft olive and Memento ink in Olive grove.

I used some pop foam squares to pop the flowers up.



I used a beautiful copper colored card stock by Cordinations to cut out "lacy circle" die by Spellbinders.

A Spellbinder large circle die (layered onto of the lacy die). I used a sheet from DCWV's "rustic" paper pad. I used a script stamp that I purchased at Hobby Lobby called, faded text background. A very pretty stamp.The Ink I used was a Hero Arts Shadow Ink called, Butter bar. It was the perfect shade and if gave the paper some extra texture.
The birthday stamp is a Papertrey Ink set called, Inside and Out: Birthday.

Martha Stewart butterfly punches

On Fridays post I will show you another card using the Rosie Posie set.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.