Wednesday, October 18, 2017


Can you tell I'm liking these window cards??

Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Here's another card using the "out-take" from a window card.  I added a couple of leaves that were floating around my table top, along with an extra greeting.  Couldn't have been easier to put this one together.  As for the black and white zig-zag strip, it was too short to go across so I snipped it in half and mounted one on each side of the circle.'s our little secret!

Monday, October 16, 2017


The scary part of this card is that it didn't photograph well, colorwise.  The background is actually a deep shade of purple.  Either that, or I'm color blind...

Thanks to YouTube, I was able to make this bat with my owl punch, the inside edge of a scalloped square and an oval punch.  For a video on making the wings, just enter France Martin Mummy Bat in the YouTube search area, and it will come right up.

This card is for the Paper Players HERE.

Saturday, October 14, 2017


Words of encouragement through a familiar hymn are plentiful in this SweetnSassy stamp set.  I can see that these are going to get a lot of use!

The old hymn writers sure knew how to combine meaningful lyrics with music that touches the soul.

Friday, October 13, 2017


This is another card for the 3 1/2 x 5 1/2" size envelope.  This smaller size is helpful when using smaller images.

I started with dry embossing the leaves and adding some Distress Oxide inks over them with a stiff brush.  The leaves were inked up and spritzed with water before cutting them with dies.  Before adding them to the card, I taped down some copper thread.  The final touch was the greeting, just the right size for the scalloped punch.

Thursday, October 12, 2017


I'm really getting a lot out of this set of Modern Trees from My Favorite Things.  I made this for my daughter and her family to match her decor.  The tree trunk is embossed with copper, and the leaves are done in silver embossing.

I thought of putting some silver thread down the left side, but decided to leave it as is for a more modern look.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017


The nice thing about a window card is that one greeting takes care of both the front and the inside at the same time.  In this case, the dsp gives it color and images appropriate for Fall.  More examples of window cards can be found on the Papertrey Ink blog HERE.


This sympathy card is for a friend who lost a family member this week.  The stamp is from a Sweet & Sassy set of six familiar hymns that work well for many occasions. 

This is also being featured on the Sweet & Sassy web site.