My friends and I gather in my card cave to stamp, share ideas, talk, and eat!
Enjoy some of my card cave creations!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Floral Thinlit Sympathy Card

I find sympathy cards are often difficult to make, as I do not want the card's design to overshadow the message it is conveying.  I found that SU's Floral Thinlit dies make perfect sympathy cards--the card is beautiful, but it is not overwhelmed by "more is more" as it stands on its own.




Saturday, January 7, 2017

Christmas 2016

For my 2016 Christmas card, I used a soft blue as the background and embossed it with a snowflake embossing folder.  I added a Memory Box die cut of snowflakes and stamped Merry Christmas using silver ink.  A blue ribbon finished the front.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Nine Years Old!

My grandson recently celebrated his ninth birthday!  I decided to put stars on the card that matched the paper in the background.  I added a big #9 and "wish BIG," a stamp from Stampin' Up.


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Darla and Vivienne Memory Box Variations

I recently made two Mother's Day cards for my daughters--how can I celebrate Mother's Day without my two daughters!  I also used the same design for a birthday card for my former teaching assisstant!

My older daughter graduated from Duke, so I used a blue and white design for her card.


My younger daughter loves the color yellow, so her card was a burst of sunshine!


My favorite color combination is blue and yellow, so I used those colors for the birthday card.


Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas Cheer with Tim Holtz Poinsettia Die

My card won the prize on Little Claire's Designs--Challenge #64--A Special Christmas Card.


This year I used Tim Holtz's poinsettia die to create my Christmas card.  In addition, I used SU's Christmas Cheer stamp as well as a Darice embossing folder for the snowflakes.    I only made six cards this year and they were hand-delivered to friends in the neighborhood and my two daughters!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Friday, May 22, 2015

"Blingy" Birthday Card

Update:  My card won the Ribbon Girl voucher on the ABC Challenge: J is for Jewels.

My granddaughter is celebrating her 14th birthday, and since she loves the color purple and a lot of bling, I thought I'd combine the two and make her a "blingy" birthday card.
I found some "Bling on a Roll" by Darice at my local craft store as well as some glittered pearls.  I used a design by Mary Fish and created a birthday card.  I looped the "bling" around the bow I made, added some glittered pearls, and after I stamped the message with silver ink, I embossed it so it would be shiny.


Inside the card, I made a small envelope and put the check I gave her inside the envelope!  I wrote a greeting on the die cut--so much more attractive than a rectangular piece of white paper!


I am entering this card in the following challenges:













Sunday, May 17, 2015

Mini Thank You Card

I often have to thank friends for gifts, etc., but I don't want to make a large card.  I created this card that measures 3-1/2" x 5" and have found that it is just right for a short thank you note.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Fancy Fold Red and White Happy Birthday Card!

My good friend loves the color red, so I used a fancy fold card that I found on Dawn Griffith's blog to make her a birthday card.


The inside of the card has a greeting and a space for a written message.


Fancy Fold For Mother's Day

I always make Mother's Day cards for my daughters; without them, I would not be able to celebrate Mother's Day!  I found a new fancy fold on Dawn Griffith's website, and it is now my favorite go-to card!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Birthday Sunflowers

     My daughter celebrated her 40th birthday recently.  As her favorite flowers are sunflowers, I created a birthday card filled with sunflower blooms.  I was able to sneak the number 40 in at the bottom of the card!  I found the tutorial for the large square double display card on Pinterest, my favorite go to place for new card ideas!



I used a belly band to keep the card closed.



When the card is opened, it stands up to display the birthday greeting.