Friday, April 26, 2019


 What do these three cards have in common?  Two things:

First, they feature flowers made of scraps from magazine pages, stacked and held together by a brad and "scrunched" to form the petals.

Second, the process for all three was demonstrated by Connie Stewart, one of my favorites on YouTube.  She is a  cheerful, inspiring card maker, and I go to her site often for ideas. 

Two other YouTube stampers I've learned a lot from are Tina Smith of "Cards and Coffee Time" and Jennifer McGuire.  Tina lives on a farm, and you sometimes hear a rooster crowing in the background.  She also has a cat who loves to walk across the table while Tina is creating.   Jennifer is a well-known blogger with very clear videos on the latest techniques.  Check them out when you get a chance!

Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy these cards!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019


Pink is not my favorite color, as you know; but for these beautiful designs I'll make an exception.  The dsp is from the Bella Carta "Spring Market" again.  (See previous post.)

Included in the dsp pad was a page of various tags which fit in quite nicely.  The butterfly was fussy cut from a SU sheet of 12x12 dsp obtained as a freebie for my Sale-a-bration order. 

I ordered ONE PAD of the Bella  Carta dsp on Amazon.  They mistakenly sent ONE PACKAGE of six pads instead.  When I contacted them to report the error, they said to just keep them all!  I had fun giving them away to some of my stamping buddies, keeping one extra for myself.  If I ever figure out how to make that happen again, I'll let you know (lol.) 

BTW, my inspiration for using this pad as a kit was YouTube videos by Tina Smith of Cards and Coffee Time.  Thanks, Tina!


Sunday, April 14, 2019

PAPER PLAYERS--Color Challenge

Link to Paper Players HERE.


I have a bunch more cards making use of the beautiful designer papers found in the Carta Bella 6 x 6 pad, "Spring Market."  If all goes well, I'll be posting them soon!

Saturday, April 6, 2019

I have been having technical problems that just don't want to stop!  Hope to be back up SOON...