Monday, July 25, 2011

Glittered corners

Good morning bloggers! Today will be a good day to stay inside with the comfort of air-condition. This heat wave has lasted long enough in my opinion! I don't mind the heat as much as I do the humidity! This card was done for Sparklensprinkle. I stamped my image with black ink and colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol. I then placed the image in an embossing folder and attached to dark green cardstock. I used Brushable glue and applied three different colors of glitter. You can find the glitter, brushable glue, and this stamp at Have a lovey day!
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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Something different

Good Sunday morning everyone!  We have had some beautiful weather here in central Virginia for the past four days but tomorrow it is suppose to be hot again for the whole week!  In the high 90's!  I was playing in my craft room the other week and came up with this card:
You can click on the card to get a better view.  I usuall don't put this many embellishments on a card but couldn't stop myself this time!  I wanted a different card so used my Grand Calibur machine with the nestabilities to cut out the card and the front of the card.  I only added one small stamped image and left the rest of it up to the flowers, net, beads, pearls, brads, etc.  I used assorted colors of pinks. The leaves are punched with a Martha Stewart punch.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle "Sparkling Wintry Sensations” blog hop! If you hopped here by way of Shona, then you're in the right spot. If you'd like to start from the beginning and become eligible for SIX great prizes, then click  I'm not going into much detail regarding my cards but I have given you links to the SNS website where you can find the directions if interested.

My card represents one of our all wintertime favorites -- the snowman.  I hope he doesn't melt too fast in this heat! LOL.  The snowflakes and oval lacey die were die cut using the Grand Calibur from  The complete directions can be found at  A very simple card that any beginner can gain inspration from!

My second card shows the baby snowman and the directions can be found at  I used shiny gold, white, and navy metallic cardstock for this one.  I used Crimson Flocking FL114 on his hat.  Isn't that darling?! 

Maybe I am one of “The Five” with a SECONDARY prize, so don't forget to leave a comment to become eligible for the Grand Prize and one of the 5 secondary prizes, then hop on over to Julie's Blog at
Here is the blog hop order in case you get lost along the way:

Sandy Meier @

Dawn Thomas @

Shona -

Eleanor - you are here

Julie W -

Joan Petty -

Judy -

Julie Z -
Karin -

Linda -

Marie - http://craftemarie, 

Barbara Bruder -

Patti -

Donna -

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sparkly water

Thought I would show you a simple card using all Stampin Up products.  I have loads of Stampin Up stamps and products but just don't seem to get around to using them!  This set is one I bought last month.  I used cherry cobbler, early espresso, ivory, and baja breeze cardstock.  I watercolored the image and used the new baja breeze glass particles on the waer.  Enjoy and look for the Sparkle N Sprinkle winter blog hop tomorrow.

Saturday, July 9, 2011


This is a very simple card using a stamp from Gina K Designs.  I love Gina's stamps and wish I could afford to buy more of them!  LOL.  I used my Grand Calibur from Spellbinders with the lattice rectangle die to cut out the stamped image.  I then matted it on chocolate chip cardstock.  I used baja breeze, chocolate chip, and ivory cardstock.  The brown stripe is chocolate chip ribbon. 

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Just For You

Good morning everyone!  I hope you are having a beautiful inspiring day!  I thought I would show you a step card I made recently.  This is one of the easiest step cards I have ever made!  I got my instructions from Splitcoast Stampers and all of the cutting and scoring worked perfectly!  I used vanilla and cherry cobbler cardstock.  The designer paper was in my stash and I have no idea what company it is from.  I just picked up the cherry cobbler and went through my stash looking for that color.  I used a stamp from Stampin Up and colored it with Stampin Up markers.  Of course, I had to decorate the card with pearls, roses, seam binding, punched leaves and a punched butterfly.  Enjoy!