Friday, December 20, 2013

Joy 2013

Hi!  Hope you are doing well...I had two different designs for Christmas cards and I went with the second one I have posted here today...Using the Joy die cut and tying red bows out of ribbon to attach to the top of the "O" using double back take...Then bling was added for fun...I make about 50 cards every year and try to make it to where its not to overwhelming...Thats why I really like the Clean and Simple style for my Christmas cards...One thing for sure its still not always fast...LOL...If you know what I mean...But no coloring and no stamping helped a lot this year...I was inspired by a billboard I see every year during Christmas that uses these colors...Its Tiffany Jewelers...Thanks for stopping by today...Merry Christmas...Cookie
Supplies:  Die Cut by Paper Trey Ink, Bling by Recollections, Ribbon by Offray, Papers by MM and Recollections and Pop Dots

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town...

Merry Christmas!  Its almost here!  On this card I added this cute little pin I found at Michaels so it can be taken off and worn for fun...Spica glitter pen was added to the red ribbon for sparkle...and a pom pom to his hat...I just LOVE the images by Birdie Brown....I sure hated to see her shop close!
Thanks so much for stopping by today...Blessings....Cookie
Supplies: Birdie Brown Digi, Button, Pop Dots, Copics, Pom Pom, Glitter Pen, Ribbon and Papers

Friday, December 6, 2013


Thanks for stopping by today....Today I have a card using a digi image by Whimsie Doodles...they have some of the CUTEST digis over there!  I cut out and popped up the scarf for dimension and added some bling to the holly berries...Icicles were added to the bottom of the image for fun too...Have a great day and Merry Christmas!
Supplies: Digi Image by Whimsie Doodles, Copics, Pop Dots, SU and DCWV papers, bling and icicles

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Joy Dance....

Hi!  Over at Splitcoast Stampers there was a challenge to make a card inspired by snow!  This is what I came up with...I just LOVE the JOY die cut offered by Paper Trey Ink...Its so versatile...You can use it on any card either alone or wih other images...This was a fun card to make...Thanks for stopping by!  P.S. I was wondering if anyone else out there on blogspot notices the colors are arent as brilliant when posted on the blog as they use to be...Let me know what you think....Thanks...
Supplies:  Paper by DCWV and Recollections, Penguins by Recollections, Die Cuts by Paper Trey Ink and MFT, Pop Dots and Bling...

Monday, November 25, 2013

Winter Snow Fun

Hi!  Hope you all had a great weekend!  I have been battling a bad cold but feeling a bit better...Today I would like to share with you a card I made using Pure Innocence Digi Image...I added a torn snow bank and some snow glaze on top of that...a bit of glaze was rolled up and place in her hand for fun...The button (pin) I picked up at Micheals can be removed and worn by removing the pop dots on the back...I had so much fun making this card...Thanks for stopping by today! 
Supplies:  PI digi image, button, DCWV and Recollections Papers, Pop Dots, Copics, Snow Glaze

Friday, November 22, 2013

Elves are watching...

Hi!  I hope everyone is well...Its getting close to that time of year again when we break out all of our Christmas card stuff and get in the spirit...This digi image is from Whimsie Doodles great selection of Christmas Digis!  Since this digi came with the image I decided to incorporate them into this card and have the cute little elf sit right on top of the sentiment...I just cut her out and popped her up with dimensionals....Isnt she cute?  And the thing thats great about digis is the fact you can size them any size you want!  And the printer ink wont bleed with copics...I am entering her in the November challenge over at the Whimsie Doodle Blog for a Holiday card...Head over and check out the great selection they have! I have bought so many cute images from their site.... And this cutie is FREE here....
Supplies:  Whimsie Doodle Elf Girl Watching Digi, Papers by DCWV and Recollections, Ribbon by SU, Pop Dots and Copic Markers

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Cilla!

Happy Birthday Cilla!!!  On this day at 7:20 PM you came into the world...I was just reading through your baby book and remembering that night like it was yesterday...I went to the hospital at 5AM and you arrived at 7:20PM.  The Dr. came into the room and asked me what name I had decided on and I told him I wasnt sure if I wanted to name you Cassie or Priscilla he said "Im not sure about Cassie but Priscilla is very nice" and I thought so too!  You were so calm and looking all around at everyone so closely. I remember it all like yesterday you had so much hair!  It was so exciting to wake up everyday to see you!  Now that you are a Mom I know you know what I mean its a wonderful feeling and one of the best days of my life... We are hoping you are having a wonderful day....We love and miss you very much....I wish we were all together to celebrate....Love you, Mom, Rick and Ricky...

A card for Cilla...

Flowers for your Birthday!! We love you!!


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Spooky Window...

Hi!  Well I sure have gotten back into making cards lately...I had to step away for a while because of some personal issues but I hope to be back in the swing of things.  On this card I used a die cut my Aunt got me for my Bday...(If it werent for her I would not be able to make all the cards I make...I am very grateful for her).  I created a window scene by placing a piece of black cardstock behind the window and using different punches for the rest...Some stars were added for a bit of shine...Hope you enjoy the weekend!  Thanks for stopping by...
Supplies: Die Cut Window by Taylored Expression, Witch, Cat and Bat Punch by Martha Stewart and Papers by Target and Recollections, Stars by Recollections

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Dog in Pumpkin

I have had so much fun making Fall/Halloween cards this month...Heres a cute doggie jumping out of a pumpkin...On this card I cut out the pumpkin, dog and top of the pumkin and popped them all up for dimension at different levels...Some fun papers were added and thats it...An easy cute card for the season...Thanks so much for stopping by....
Supplies: Penny Black Stamp, Papers by SU and Recollections and Target Dollar Spot, Pop Dots by SU and Copics

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Spells Digi by Whimsie Doodle

Happy October!  Have you seen the cute digi images over at Whimsie Doodle?  They are so fun!  On this digi I added some elements to make it pop...There are green and orange baubles and punched out bats...I cut out and popped up the broom and added some silver sakura stardust to the star...A fun card to make for Halloween....Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Supplies:  Digi by Whimsie Doodle, Papers by SU, Recollections and DCWV, MS Bat Punch, Recollections Baubles, Copics and Sakura Stardust Pen, Pop Dots

Monday, September 30, 2013

Pumpkin Time

Hi!  Heres another fall card using the cute images I found over at Whimsie Doodles site...I wanted to give the effect that she was sitting on the pumpkin so I ended up printing the digi image twice so I could cut just the legs and put dimensionals behind them as well as the small pumpkins in front of the punched out fence....A bit of jute ties up in a bow for texture...Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great week!
Supplies:  Digi Image by Whimsie Doodle, Papers by SU, Recollections and DCWV, Pop Dots, Jute, Copics and MS Fence Punch

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Trick or Treat Fun...

Happy Thursday!  I just love making Halloween cards...The colors are so much fun to work with...I found this cute digi image over at Whimsy Doodles site...They have some great Halloween digis to chose from...On this card I ended up cutting out the whole image and putting her against a black background which then needed a moon so I punched one out with my circle punch and then added a black bat (also a punch).  I thought some stars in the sky would be fun so I found these sticker stars by Recollections a bit of ribbon and then for the last touch I stamped out the trick or treat and cut it out...I have had this paper for a long time and finally put it to use!...
Supplies:  Whimsy Doodle Digi Stamp, Copics Makers, Pop Dots, Ribbon, Stufdio G Stamp, Papers by DCWV, Stampin Up and Recollection, Circle Punch, Martha Stewart Bat Punch

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Sending a Happy Halloween

During the spring I made a card with the same idea but used butterflies instead...On this one I went with a Halloween theme and added some googly eyes to these cute punched out bats...Then positioned them as if they were flying out of the envelope....For texture I added an embossed panel and tied off the envelope with a little ribbon with the sentiment "Happy Halloween"....I had fun making this one!!
Supplies:  SU and DCWV Papers, Emboss Panel and Cuttlebug, Ribbon, Pop Dots, Envelope Maker, Bat Punch, Googly Eyes

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Hedgie with Flowers...

Hello!  Well it looks like summer is on the way out and fall is on the way in!  Which here in Florida means its going to be hot for a while longer...But its fun to get ready for fall anyway...I thought the orange and green would be good choices for this card since theres alot of that in the stores right now...Theres a challenge over at SCS and this is the sketch they are using for today...Takes the thinking out of the layout...And I am layout challenged for sure!  The hedge hog and some of the flowers and the butterfly were cut out and popped up for dimension...Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you are all doing great!! 
Cookie :D

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Summer Fun...

Hello!  I hope this post finds you doing well on this summer day...Its been too long since my last post!  I wanted to share with you this cute image from Whimsy Doodles...Isnt she cute?  Its a digi image so you can size her any way you want and on this card I printed her twice so I could cut out and pop up the life preserver and added some white jute for fun...I thought the red, white and blue colors fit best and then I added some stars for a last touch...Thanks so much for stopping by today...
Have a great week!
Supplie: Whimsy Doodle Lifesaver Girl, SU and Recollections Papers, Recollections Stars, Copics, Pop Dots and SU Jute

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Spring Has Sprung!

Spring has sprung!  Well at least it has on this card...I originally wanted to make a tiny envelope on this using a template till I ran across this mini envelope that was bigger but it ended up working best with this butterfly punch I used...I used my ribbon to chose the colors I would use for my butterflies...I then arranged them as if they were flying out of the envelope and tiny pearls were added to the centers...You could use just the tiny butterflies on a smaller envelope and maybe print out a message to slide inside partially sticking out like "Happy Birthday" just for fun...Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Special thanks to Lori Hamilton for being the Guest Designer last week!

Supplies: Paper by SU, Envelope Michaels, Ribbon Michaels, Butterfly Punch by Martha Stewart, Pearls by Recollections...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentines Day with Guest Designer Lori Hamilton

Happy Valentines Day!  I am so excited to share this cute creation by our Guest Designer Lori Hamilton!  Isnt this the sweetest card!  I just love the colors Lori chose and how she framed out this Digi Image in the heart die cut then layered it with the pink coordinating paper...Love the scalloped layer...Then she layered the sentiment with two different sized circles and then a scalloped one to the bottom....The sweet heart buttons which Lori even threaded with twine top this sweet Valentine card off!  Lori always makes sure she decorates the inside of her cards with coordinating papers which she did on the inside of this one along with a digi stamp in the corner...It's always a treat to share Lori' Designs because she always gives so much love and detail to her cards....Thanks so much for stopping by today and special thanks to Lori Hamilton who let me share this sweet card with you on this Valentines Day...
Supplies: Stamps: Digital image from Digital Delights by Louby Lou; Hero Arts
Cardstock: DCWV Spring Stack, SU Pink Passion (retired); Green Galore (retired)
Accessories: Quickutz Nesting Lace Hearts; SU White Bakers Twine; Buttons (from JoAnn's)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Love Soars High...

Hi!  I hope you are all having a wonderful day so far!   Just got done making this card for a challenge over at SCS to make a Valentine and associate it with flying...Isnt this hedge hog cute?  I cut out the hedge hog and then the balloons and attached double back tape to the back of the balloons to add the white thread then wrapped it around his cute little paw...Pop dots were added for dimension...Thanks so much for stopping by today...
Supplies: Penny Black, SU and DCWV, Pop Dots and Thread

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Mimi' Loads of Love...

I have had so much fun making Valentine cards this year...On this card I skewed some printed papers and matted this cute Mimi with red and hot pink card stock...Some brads were added to her wagon and a touch of bling in her hair...Its hard to tell in the photo but I added two different kinds of ribbon as tags on the right side for fun...Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a great weekend!
Supplies:  Penny Black, Paper Studio, Recollection and SU Papers, Bling by Recollections, Die Cut by Taylored Expressons, SU Brads and Ribbon

Monday, January 28, 2013

Sweethearts on a Swing...

Hi!  I hope you had a great weekend and are ready for a wonderful week! Continuing with the Valentines Fun I got out some pink and red papers and used my scalloped scissors to create a border between the two papers...For interest I skewed my papers and added some bling to different areas of the image and on the white border...Sheer ribbon tops it off!  Thanks so much for stopping by today....
Supplies:  Penny Black, Paper Studio, Offray, Recollections

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Wagon of Love

Hi!  Yep more Valentine cards!  I just love this cute kitty with her wagon of love...On this card I added a collar to the kitty and some red bling for fun on her collar...A brad was added to the wagon wheel and die cut of love to the top right as seen....Matted and ribbon added to top it off....Thanks so much for stopping by today...Have a great day!
Supplies: Penny Black, SU, Taylored Expressions, Offray and Recollections

Monday, January 21, 2013

Lock and Key...

Hi!  Happy Monday!  Hope you are all having a great day so far....I have my Valentines stuff out and wanted to make another CAS (Clean and Simple) card for you...On this card I just arranged several die cuts  by Taylored Expressions popped them up a tiny white bow on the key and bling on the heart and framed it!  A quick fun valentine for your loved one!
Supplies: Various Die Cuts from Taylored Expressions, Papers by SU, Bling and Ribbon

Friday, January 18, 2013

Kind Cupids...

I LOVE making Valentine cards so I have been getting out my stuff and having some fun...On this card I used a doily, chipboard, cupids and heart bling for a quick clean and simple design. My cupids were kind enought to help hold it all up...Are you making Valentine cards too?  Have a great weekend!
Supplies:  Paper by Paper Studios, Doily, Love Chipboard from Michaels, Heart Bling from Recollections and Cupid Punch by Marvy

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Love Tree...

Hi!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are ready for a great new year!  I am hoping to spend a lot more time posting on my blog this year and I want to start it off by posting this fun Valentine card!  You could use it for any occasion since love is all year round...My sweet Aunt brought me over some goodies and this die cut really inspired me!  It was so cute all on its own it really didn't need much else...I framed it out and popped up the love to give it dimension...I wanted to note also that I only put double back tape on the back of the trunk on the bottom so the limbs and hearts could be free floating...paired this with some stripe paper and added some coordinating tags for fun....Its all done in my favorite style of Clean and Simple...Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Happy New Year to you all!
Supplies:  Taylored Expressions Die, Papers by Recollections and SU, Pop Dots and Ribbon