Monday, August 29, 2016


Once again, the Botanical Builder dies come in handy for a summery birthday card.  The frame is from W Plus 9 which I used on a piece from the English Garden dsp pack. 

The greeting and scalloped punch are from SU!.

It seems the Botanical set has endless uses...

Sunday, August 28, 2016


Although not as masculine as others I've made for our pastor, I really like the soft look of this card.  I do think the embossed panel gives it enough texture to keep it from being too feminine.

The butterfly is die cut from a ;iece of dsp which matches the gray and yellow used on the card base and panel.  The Bible verse was done in an airy font, which complements the butterfly.

Friday, August 26, 2016


This shaker card, filled with bird seed, made an interactive birthday card for a blogger friend's granddaughter.

In addition to the shaker, I also put the bird on an action wobble for added interest!

Thursday, August 25, 2016


This little bird is just perfect for this card on which I added some birdseed at the bottom.  Very appropriate, don't you think?

After using some brown ink on the beak, feet and tail of the bird, I popped him up on the card. This will make a nice pastor card.

The message is from the SU! "Trust God" set, which I enjoy using a lot.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Evelyn and I got to play with her new fuse tool (which I gave her for her birthday,) and it was a lot of fun!

We each made this same card, filling a pouch with assorted sequins, beads and flowers.  The Fuse Tool sure made it a lot easier to make a shaker card.  Although it doesn't shake as freely as it would with two layers of foam, it also keeps the contents from falling to the bottom.  I guess that's what you call a trade off.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Since I'm teaching "De-clutter de House" at Bible Study this Fall, (along with Scripture references each week)  I figured I need to practice what I'll be teaching!  After spending Sat. afternoon purging my stamping room closet, I packed up 4 shopping bags/baskets full of giveaway stuff and called Joan to take it to her DIL.  She is a new stamper who will appreciate some free stamping items.

This embossing folder oval has a tree at the bottom which can either be used for Christmas or covered over for a different card anytime during the year.  It's been in my stash for a long time, so I'm ready to let it go, however.  I think I'll give it to one of my "J" friends!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


I finally came up with a way to use this flower that has been sitting on my table for ages.  It was die cut from one of the dies in the botanical framelits set.  The plaid background paper was rediscovered from my scrap drawer, and the green label was cut from another leftover piece.

If you look closely, you can see that one of the flower layers was actually die cut from the same plaid dsp.  It sure is worth it to hang on to large scraps!