Friday, May 5, 2017

Mojo 495c

Here's the last poppy card for this week, now I will have to make a little stationary box to put them in, well maybe not little, they are all 5x7.  I wonder what next week's inspiration will be?

I love using black as a base, it just makes color pop.  The first mat is a sweet pastel pink but it doesn't show up that way in the pic, the fuchsia sure does!  The pinks are both from Coordinations, the poppies from Hunkydory's Little Book of Poppies, the butterfly is Bo Bunny, the diecut on the bottom is Tattered Lace and the sentiment stamp is by Verve.  I would have posted yesterday but I had to wait for the Nuvo Crystal Drops to dry before I could prop it up for a picture.

Thanks for looking, have a great weekend.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


Here's the next poppie card, one more to go.

I thought I would do a black and white card to make the picture really pop but it didn't quite work out that way.  I have to tell you, I am not a fan of's the new rage and all but I'm just not a big fan but after going through my stash of black and white paper, I discovered that I am sadly lacking in black and white patterned paper (Heavy sigh...I have enough different papers to open up a store - I have so much I've run out of places to put it all - I've seen pictures of other crafter's rooms and although I'm not as bad as some, I'm just as bad as most.  Why do we think we don't have enough?  I'll tell you why....because you go to find something you're thinking you want to use and YOU DON'T HAVE IT!)  Anyway, I did find a pad I've been meaning to use called "The Black Currant" and after perusing in it I found all the black patterned paper would have totally eclipsed my poppies so I settled on some charcoal grey for the base, had a piece of black with a glitter design in my scraps and went from there...the striped paper is from the pad.  So, I thought white would look good in the background..not so good... so I threw it in an Anna Griffin embossing folder and distressed it with some black soot distressing ink from Ranger.  Added a little interest with a Tattered Lace die and the Martha Stewart Butterfly punch.  I am still missing my other butterfly dies....I guess I will discover them eventually.  The tag is from Verve (Sweet Tiny Tag) and so is the sentiment stamp.

That's 5 Poppy cards down, one more to go.  I should get it done tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by....

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


I cannot believe I haven't posted since last August.  Wow, I was not able to craft at all since January due to massive snow amounts this year which caused a leak in the roof.  I had to pack everything up and move it out so the Disaster Clean-up Crew could get in and do the work.  It took 3 months to get everything done and put back.  I still can't find some of my stuff!  I used last weeks sketch to start on some cards featuring art work with Poppies from Hunkydory's Little Book of Poppies that I bought last fall and had not yet used.  First up is the card I made last night with this weeks sketch....still with the poppies.  I had cut out 6 different scenes and I intend to do 6 different cards all together.  I think I will make a folder and put them all in to give away.  I think this week's sketch card is my favorite so far.

These are the cards in made from last weeks sketch.  I didn't get the pictures taken in time to post them so I am doing it now.

Hope you like them.
With happy thoughts....stay crafty and sane!

Thursday, August 4, 2016


I haven't posted to Mojo Monday for quite a few weeks, been doing my own thing and problems with my little photo happens.  But I started one today and got it finished, may even do another one tomorrow, I really like this sketch.

I got a new light above my craft area...5 bulbs!  I can see.  I put in daylight bulbs and now my pictures don't have that yellowish cast to them.

This is so not traditional but I had this snowflake paper and if you look real close on the bottom right of the tag, you can see that it has green snowflakes mixed in with the blue.  there is also one peeking out on the top right corner if you look real close.  It's too bad that I'm so miserly or I would have cut it so there would be more showing and the others got covered up with stuff.  The plaid paper just makes me happy and it matched which made me even happier.  I really, really wanted some striped paper  but I couldn't find any in the right colors in my stash so I made some of my own.  I taped my white CS down on my cutting mat at a 45 degree angle and just lined my steel ruler up with the lines on the grid and drew lines with the broad tip on my Copics.  Turned out perfect.  Where there's a will there's a way.  Anyway, the plaid paper is DCWV and I believe so is the blue snowflake paper.  I had a strip of very light green glitter paper in my Christmas folder that just begged to be used if I could just remember where it came from........I cut the large snowflake (Sixxiz) out of the striped paper then matted to some matte silver CS from Kanban with the Glitter paper sandwiched in between.  I stamped (Verve, Holiday Treats) and embossed (A la Mode clear sparkle) the tag and added a sweet little bow.  I finished it off with some snowflakes (Heartfelt Creations Snow Kissed Collection)  mounted on Dimensional foam.  I haven't done the inside yet but I mounted the snowflake that was cut out of the striped paper to a square piece of the glitter paper and it's going in somehow.  I almost forgot to mention that both the snowflakes and tag have coordination dies, there's no way I could fussy cut that well!

Thanks for stopping by, if you have a minute, check out my last couple of posts to see what else I've been working on...there's a gift bag and a couple of cards.  Comments are always appreciated but not required.

Happy Crafting

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Mixed Companies

Ever have one of those cards that start out as one thing and end up another?  This one started out as a CASE from one of the cards from the Heartfelt Creations blog but I don't have all the stuff they used on theirs so I started out with just the general sketch.  I wanted to use mostly Heartfelt Creations but it ended up not to be......Here's the card then I will tell you what I used.

 I used some Coordinations CS for the base, then matted with some pearlescent in a soft grey...I wanted to use white but I didn't have any.  I ordered pearlescent from Create and Craft but it was all different colors .....a real sweet deal, 50 sheets for 12.99 but no white.  I also used the soft grey for the corner dies.  The center is the same as the base CS.  I used some Theuva Super Smooth from Clarity Stamps to stamp out the little Poinsettias and some lighter weight CS (generic) for the larger poinsettias.  The wreath is also cut out from the lighter weight and then colored with my Copic Markers since I couldn't find the color CS I wanted.   So, the corners are dies from Creative  Expressions (the Austrian Collection), the wreath is from Tonic, the large poinsettias are from Tattered Lace and the smaller poinsettias, the sentiment and the holly stamp are from Heartfelt Creations Celebrate the Season Set...the inside sentiment is also from the same set.  The Heartfelt Set also has a wreath but it wasn't big enough to fit the Merry Christmas sentiment inside.  I forgot.....the blue mat is Matte Mirry card from Create and Craft.  Here is a close-up of the front.

And the inside.  The snowflake paper was in my Christmas stash but I don't remember what company it is from.  I think it came out of a Christmas pad from DCWV.

So there is some of my latest projects.  Hope you enjoyed.  Stay Happy Crafters!

DB Christmas

I'm on a Christmas card binge right now since I've been buying Christmas in July.  Here is another Debbie Moore design.

Isn't she beautiful?  The face reminds me of the actress who plays Beckett on Castle....Stana Katic.
She is another Freebie, I believe she is from the Regency Collection.

Again, that website is

The red background is some shimmer paper (DCWV), then layered with Gold Mirror from Create and Craft, then the green is from the Debbie Moore Christmas Fairy CD.  The sentiment was on the sheet I downloaded along with a couple more toppers and the ribbon on the inide.  The poinsettias are from Heartfelt Creations Celebrate the Season Set I just got (Stamps and coordinating dies) and the bling is from Michael's.  The inside sentiment is from Heartfelt's release last year, Sparkling Poinsettias. and the Holly is from Celebrate.

Upcycled gift bag

I have not blogged lately, sadly a lot of my creations went out the door without any documentation...breaks my heart because they are all my babies and I hate to let them go without something to remember them by.  Crazy, but that's how I feel.  My guys took over my space I use for taking the pics and my craft space is so small, therefore always a mess that I am plain embarred to have it show up in my photos.  I don't know why I didn't think of it before, but I took  my latest creations outside on the deck for some natural light.....I fight with lighting all the time because the inside lights always give a grungy yellow cast to my photos.  I haven't had the funds to buy some lighting equipment to fix the problem, so this was a surprise.  I doubt anyone will see these since I don't have any followers to speak of outside my family and they don't really follow what I do.  It's strange, they grew up with crafting, we used to have such fun in February making Valentines together and any time I would drag out my stamping stuff they would all be in the middle of it.  I was always doing some kind of craft, sewing, knitting, crocheting, crossstitch, even had a go at quilting, cake decorating was a must do since I had 5 kids...and they had some really awesome off-the-wall cakes.  But I digress......

So, I have some pictures of my most recent projects..

First up, My son orders pizza from a well known pizza chain and they put the paper plates and accouterments in this really sturdy bag.  Since it's not any actual food products the bags are pretty pristine so I decided to upcycle one.

I missed the tag in the first one........

The background paper is from Kaiser Craft, I got it about 5 or 6 years ago from a Website, advertised a 10 pack and naive me thought it would be 10 different sheets.  I like it or I wouldn't have bought it but I flit around a lot with papers when I'm making 2 are the same so I will still be using it a couple of years from now.  the next paper on the corner is from a CD I got from Debbie Moore.  She is the creator of the wonderful Fairy artwork in the center.  The fairy is a decoupage sheet that I downloaded for FREE (I love free) from her website.  The sentiment, flower and little button on the tag are from her Christmas Fairies CD.  The gold Mirror card is called "Silk Mirry" from Kanban.  I ran it through an Anna Griffin Cuttlebug Embossing folder and then sanded it a little bit.  I also used a little piece to mat the sentiment.  I choose to put up these two not just because of the tag but also because you can see a little of the glitter bling on the flower and sentiment.  After watching some demos from Debbie Moore, she takes an embossing pad and inks up an entire piece of something and uses some clear powder with sparkles in it.  Gives it a soft look with sparkle.  I thought "Why didn't I think of this"  I tried it, I like it.

If you would like to see more of Debbi's artwork you can catch it at
Debbi Moore Designs
Unfortunately it's a UK company so ordering is out of the question since the shipping will kill you but you can buy the CDs every once in awhile from Create and Craft.

So that's the bag.  I will post this and get busy on blogging the cards.

Happy Crafting