Silhouette Cameo “For You” Card

June 14, 2017

Good Morning,

One of the things I love about the Silhouette Cameo is the abundance of projects with customizable layers and shapes. One of these is this verstle card by Lori Whitlock called “For You”.  I opted for the bright colors and to use all the layers the cut file offered. Week June 12 facebook-2

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This card is made using a mix of Fancy Pants Designs, “Be You” and Doodlebug Linen and gingham in green,pink and yellow shades. I opted to add a gem topped brad to the flower but the cut file does come with a center piece. I was thinking niext time it might be fun to add crystal drops to the center circle for color and dimension.  This is what I love about this card is the different ways it can be used.

Here is my supply list:

  • Doodlebug gingham and linen papers: limeade, cupcake (pink) lemonade (light yellow) bumble bee (darker yellow)
  • Fancy Pants “Be You” (older collection)
  • Silhouette Cameo
  • Silhouette Design Store: Lori Whitlock cut file “For You”
  • Gem top brad
  • Xyron X and 3 inch machine


I alwasy appreciate the visits and comments.

Until next time…….


Prize Pack from NSD challenge at

May 27, 2017

Good Moring,

Today I am excited to share that I won a National Scrapbook Day Challenge for Die Cuts at . This is the layout that won it for it me  and you can find more about it here: Easter Egg Die Cuts…..

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Today I received my prize pack that encompassed a $25.00 gift certificate to their store along with $100 worth of product from Lawn Fawn, Waffle Flower, Technique Tuesday and Art Impressions.  I thought I would share a quick video so others could see how generous the prize packs are from


If you have not been on I suggest taking a stroll through their site. They have an extensive gallery of many different styles and interests along with forums (under the “more” tab), free classes, a store and much more.

Again I share about them just because I think their site would be of benefit.

Thanks you for following along with me.

Until next time….


A Little Note of Thanks!!

November 24, 2016

Good Morning,

To all those who have been following me, this rather simple but heartfelt card conveys my thoughts to all of you.


I  am thankful to all of you who stop in to read and comment on my scrapbooking/crafting passion.


Fall Card using Simple Stories “Hello Fall” Collection

November 9, 2016

Good Morning,

Today I had a chance to play with the new Simple Stories Collection “Hello Fall.”  I have managed to get my hands on the 6×6 pad and the little bits and pieces to create this card while I wait for my larger order to arrive from . (They had it for roughly 50% off last week.) This collection’s hues and colors will work perfectly for my scrapbook layouts of the pumpkin patch from last year. However, I love this collection so much I couldn’t wait to create something with it hence my card.

As I went through the 6×6 pad, I immediately fell in love with the plaid and the darker steel blue for a base. I choose the multicolored word strip for the sentiment and the way it tied all the colors together. However, once I had it adhered to the left, I wondered if I had worked myself into a corner.  Enter the fabulous Bits and Pieces pack, 62 die cut pieces to save me. Working with the pieces decision making did get a little difficult with so many options but, I like what I came up with in the end.

If you’re interested here is the supplies list:

Hello Fall by Simple Stories

  • 6×6 pad – plaid, steel blue, and the word block
  • bits and pieces cardstock die cuts- multiple pieces
  • your favorite liquid glue for putting the cluster together
  • the card base is white card stock cut to 6×12 (larger card)

Thank you so much for visiting today, as always your feedback in comments is appreciated!

Until next time….

*My disclaimer, I am not compensated to talk about this collection I just loved it and thought to share it! 

New Monthly Stamp and Die Series

November 7, 2016

Good Morning,

Today I am starting a new monthly series using my “Die Hard” kit from the “Stamp’s of Life.” The club kit includes a stamp set and a matching die set. The idea for this series has been brewing for a while; it is exciting to bring the concept to life finally.  It will ensure I am using my stamps and dies, instead of looking at them in their beautiful package. While I have quite a few to catch up on, I am starting with this month’s adorable “Mittens2Stamp”.  I, unfortunately, used my stamps before taking a picture of them so my apologies if they don’t appear in their original pristine condition.

This company celebrates the every day; it’s one of the reasons that hooked me. I am often inspired by these differents stamp sets to remember to scrapbook everyday moments.  While these moments often happen now, later on, they will be quickly forgotten. The more I think about it; these everyday occurrences are what make up our lives. They need to be commemorated.

This month’s theme reminds me of playing in the snow, catching snowflakes on your tongue, making a snowman and mugs of hot chocolate. I decided to do a tent card in an odd size of 5 2/8 x 6 (I never said I was conventional!)  I wanted to convey the wintery theme by staying more with the cooler tones of whites, grays, turquoise and silver ink.  20161107_115031.jpgThe background paper is from Bella Blvd. I wasn’t looking for a chevron but, it peaked out of the pile, so I went with it. I used a set of Spellbinders Label dies to create a layer for the mittens and popped it up. The mittens outline are stamped then cut with the shadow die followed by the inside die for the turquoise layer.  These different layers are another reason I like this company, the images are broken into more sections, i.e. the mitten and the cuffs are two pieces. The separate pieces make it easier to customize the image with different colors or patterns. As you notice almost every one of the dies in the set comes with a shadow, brilliant! For someone like me who is left handed and cutting challenged, as I put it, these layer dies are a blessing.

The sentiment block was done again with a Spellbinders set of their “card making” rectangles. It might be hard to see, but the edges are all inked with Brilliance Platinum.  Using the snowflake die, I added the tiny centers to the mittens. (They were the perfect size to fit the cuffs.)  On the larger snowflakes, I added silver Wink of Stella for a subtle glittery look.  Here is a close up:


You notice the silver bits on the snowflake is the Wink of Stella pen. These glittery pens are becoming one of my favorites, now that I have learned how to use them properly. They are great when I don’t squeeze too much resulting in overfilling the barrel.

I used Tim Holtz’s distress ink in “Peacock feathers”  to stamp the sentiment I received in my set.  I used the ink after experimenting with flocking and a few other techniques while creating quite a mess. When will I learn to start with the simple, it is what I usually end up liking the best.  Apparently, I am a “scenic route” kind of crafter!


If you are interested in checking out these stamps and more here is the link The Stamps of Life . Again, I am not paid to write about this company or their products. I am just sharing about a great deal on high-quality stamps and dies; I think you might enjoy.

Thank you for stopping by, as always I love to hear your feedback, please share your thoughts in the comments.

Until next time…..




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