Friday, November 20, 2015

Kindness Flower Card for Altenew and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Blog Hop

Hello everyone! 

Today, I'm excited to be participating in
Altenew and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3LCollaboration Blog Hop!
 Links for all the participating designers blogs are below. 
You'll find lots of inspiration!  And there are prizes!!!
Link for the giveaways is at end of this post!

I've used Altenew Vintage Flowers and Sentiments & Quotes for this card.
These flowers are amazing!  It took me a few trial and error attempts to get the colors and stamping technique.  Love how they look!   I found it easiest to stamp the outline first.  Then I stamped the background color and added the shadow stamping. 
Here are directions for my card:
1. Form a 4½ x 6ʺ card from Kraft cardstock
2. Layer pattern paper (4½ x 5½ʺ) and white cardstock (4½ x 5¾ʺ) onto card front.  Fasten with E-Z Dots® Permanent
3. Cut Labels 39 #5(#1 being the smallest) from white cardstock
4. Place Labels 39 Decorative Accents #2 over Labels 39 from Step 3. Cut and emboss.  Fasten to card front with Thin 3D Foam Squares –White ½ʺ
5. Cut/emboss Labels 39 #3 from white cardstock.  Fasten to card front with Thin 3D Foam Squares –White ½ʺ
6. Stamp smaller rose outline from Altenew Vintage Flowers with Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock.  Stamp background flower shape with Angel Pink ink.  Ink shadows flower with Love Letter, stamp off once and stamp on flower.  Stamp deep shadows with Rhubarb Stalk.  Cut out flower and shape petals.  Fasten to card with 3D Foam Squares White ½ʺ
7. Stamp small leaf branch from Altenew Vintage Flowers with New Sprout ink.  Stamp shadow leaf with Pistachio ink.  Stamp outline with Olive Grove.  Ink stem only from background leaf with Olive Grove and stamp over leaf.  Repeat 3 times. Cut out.  Shape leaves and fasten to card with 3D Thin Foam Squares.
8. Stamp verse from Altenew Sentiments & Quotes on Kraft cardstock with Onyx Black ink. Trim to size.  Fasten with E-Z Dots® Permanent  and Thin 3D Foam Squares
9. Tie piece of Texture Ribbons  sheer in knot.  Fasten with Dodz Small
  • Cardstock – White, Kraft
Thanks for stopping today! 
Happy Creating!
Last by not least, here's the link to the giveaway:
Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by Monday, Nov 23 11:59pm EST. Winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Altenew blogs on Nov 25th. This info is also in the Rafflecopter rules. 
You need enter your info in Rafflecopter (link just above) and comment.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Asteroid Belt Card


It's been a very long time.......

......... I needed to step back and adjust priorities. I needed to simplify and eliminate some  things in my life. Unfortunately, my blog got neglected, mostly because I haven't done much creating that I could share. I hope this is the start of posting again.   Thanks to all of you who are still following! 

Last Saturday, Fond Memories held their fall workshop. It was a fun day teaching  this card:

I created the colorful background with a new stamp called Asteroid Belt from Impression Obsession designed by Seth Apter.  He just released a whole collection.  (you can see his blog here and his webpage here.)  The image was stamped repeatedly across white card stock and heat embossed with black EP.  Then the color was sponged on.  These are new Distress colors Twisted Citron(green) and Blueprint Sketch (blue). Love this combination!  A few spritzes of water over the ink added water spots.  Small accent dots were added with Imagine Crafts irRESISTible Pico Embellisher Tuxedo Black.   The verse was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black.  Bakers twine is stapled to the verse strip.  A very simple card sketch and easy to make! 

Happy creating!


Monday, January 5, 2015

Seasons Givings Blog Hop Winners

THANK YOU for all the wonderful comments for the Seasons Givings Blog Hop!!!!  It's a treat to read each and every one!

And the WINNERS are:

Nina-Marie Trapani
Paulette S

Please contact me at with your mailing address!

And to these ladies:

Jean Bullock
Heather Thompson

I'll be sending each a copy of the tag I posted!!!  Thanks for your special comments!
Please contact me with your mailing address. 

Thanks to each and everyone of you who visited my blog! What a fun blog hop!!!

Happy Creating!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Seasons Givings 2014 Blog Hop - Judy Hayes

Happy New Year blog friends!!!

Today, I'm joining the Seasons Givings Blog Hop. 

A big Thank YOU! to Latisha Yoast for starting this blog hop!  What a wonderful way to thank all of you blog readers!  There are lots of designers and companies participating in this hop!!!  Lots of gorgeous inspiration to bring in the New Year!  I believe every blog is giving away at least one prize!!!  So be sure to comment to have a chance for the prizes!  I'll be giving away 3 surprise bundles that will include Spellbinders dies plus other goodies! The winners will be announced on Sunday.

To celebrate this Seasons Givings Blog Hop and bring in the New Year, I've created a pretty tag.

This is an inspiration for myself as well as you.  It's a little reminder as I start 2015 to never stop dreaming and to reach for and work for those dreams! 


1. Cut one each 3¾ x 7¼ʺ black and grey cardstock
2. Use Labels 28 #6 (#1 being smallest) to cut tag ends.  For top: align black paper in die so sides are between cut edges and top is at top of paper. Use low tack tape to hold in place.  Place die on cutting plate.  Cover only area to cut tag top with base mat (mats are offset). Pass through Grand Calibur machine. For other end: align paper in die with straight edge of paper even with notches on die (curved end will not cut).  Again place die on cutting mat and cover only part to cut with base mat.  Pass through Grand Calibur machine.  Repeat for grey cardstock making it just a tiny bit longer.
3. Emboss black tag in Ocean Dreams folder.
4. Apply Adhesive Sheet to back of black card stock.  Cut/emboss Enchanted Labels 28 #2 from it.
5. Rub Metallic Lustre Brilliant Turquoise over it.   Buff with crumpled paper towel.  Fasten to embossed tag.

6. Stamp verse on grey cardstock. Align Labels 28 #3 around verse and tape in place.  Cut and emboss.   Rub Black soot ink along edges.  Fasten to tag with Crafty Power Tape.

7. Rub Black Shimmer around edges of black tag. Add a light touch of Brilliant Turquoise.  Buff with paper towel

8. Apply Bling at each end of tag.

9. Cut 3 Bitty Blossoms from Adhesive back Fabric.  For each one:  Sprinkle with Ice Rink embossing powder.  Starting at small end roll into flower shape (quilling tool works well for this) Glue to base.  Use heat gun to melt embossing powder on flowers.  Fasten flowers to tag with glue.

10. Cut 2 leaves and twig from grey cardstock.  Rub with Black Soot ink.  Glue around flowers.

11.  Fasten black tag to grey tag.  Rub Black Soot ink along edges.

12. Punch hole

13. Rub Black Soot ink randomly over piece of white seam binding.  Rub Brilliant Turquoise Lustre randomly over seam binding.  Mist well with water.  Crumple and roll in hands to distribute color.  Repeat misting and crumpling as needed.  Apply more color if needed.  Dry with heat gun.

14. Loop seam binding, black cord and silver cord through tag hole. 
Wishing you a prosperous, healthy New Year!  A year to make your dreams come true!
Happy Creating!

The next blog on the list is Kim Watson

Here's the complete list:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Lawn Fawn Spellbinders Paper Arts Reverse Confetti Clearsnap Ice Resin My Favorite Things Technique Tuesday Paper Smooches Sweet & Sassy Stamps Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Avocado Arts A Jillian Vance Design Latina Crafter Die-Versions Unity Stamp Company Splitcoaststampers Verve Stamps Latisha Yoast AJ Otto Vera Yates Julia Stainton Judy Hayes Kim Watson Yana Smakula Chari Moss Taheerah Atchia Shemaine Smith Emily Spahn Kimberly Crawford Lee Murphy Lovely Linda Laura Williams Lori Tecler Chaitali Narla Darsie Bruno Lydia Fiedler Giovana Smith Teri Anderson Beth Pingry Dina Kowal Daniela Dobson Lisa Adametz Piali Biswas Kelli Green Keri Lee Sereika Jocelyn Olson Julee Tilman Michelle Woerner Lori McAree Theresa Momber Anita Autore Melody Rupple Sean Fetterman Bunny Vance Tricia Traxler Lisa Arana Lorena Cantó Amy Tsuruta Jodi Collins Tenia Nelson Kelly Klapstein Jill Cornell Emily Leiphart Becky Williams Margie Higuchi Lee Ann Barrett Lisa Hoel Heather Campbell Lisa Henke Sheri Holt Michele Kovack Ashley Harris Sharon Harnist Lori Craig Nicole Nowosad Laurel Beard Michele Boyer Christiana Reuling Laurie Schmidlin Jennifer Priest Stacey Schafer Heidi Blankenship Heather Pulvirenti Anita Madden Gloria Stengel Sarah Gough Rachel Kleinman Natalie Dever Lorine Mason Loretta Lock Meihsia Liu Sarah Martina Parker Angeline Choo Christine Emberson Karen Hightower Sabrina Alery Debbie Seyer Dana Joy Cat Tidwell Deborah Saaranen Ceal Pritchett Lisa Lara Colleen Schaan Anabelle O'Malley Megan Hoeppner Monika Davis Marisa Ritzen Wanda Guess Jenny Peterson Annette Allen Gracie Chavez Christina Griffiths Niki G. Kristi Schurr Jennifer Ingle Karolyn Loncon Camille Robinson Lindsey M-P Kathy Clement Maria Levine Savitri Wilder Savannah O'Gwynn Teresa Horner Laurel Seabrook Libby Hickson Yvonne Van de Grijp Leigh Penner Lisa Lee Tina McDonald Nina Yang Angel Johns

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Get Well Card

Happy World Cark Making Day! 
Lots of card making inspiration to see online!

I put together a quick Get Well card tonight.

It's been a long time since I sat down to stamp! It was fun to quickly stamp flowers and leaves across a piece of white card stock.  The gate is cut from black card stock with Scor-Tape applied to the back before cutting.  After cutting, it's like a sticker with adhesive on all the small areas. The gate is fastened right over the flowers.   To finish it, I added lime, black, and print paper mats plus the greeting. Easy!

It was especially easy because I had the gate leftover from another project!  You can see that on Spellbinders Blog tomorrow!   Check it out!  It's a totally different use of the gate and fence.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!  I hope you've found some bit of inspiration!

Happy creating!
  • Supplies
  • Spellbinders S2-080 Garden Gate
  • Avery Elle Petals and Stems
  • Spellbinders Celebra'tions inks
  • Spellbinders Celebra'tions Prints paper
  • Spellbinders Celebra'tions Solids paper
  • Card stock - black, white
  • Scor-Tape - 2"
  • Glitter Glue

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Postal Retirement Ornament

Today was the last day of work for many of my fellow postmasters.  Due to changes in structure and size of small Post Offices, many postmasters were forced to find a larger office to manage or retire.  Many of us like our small town offices and don't want to work in a large office.  So many of my postmaster friends said "goodbye" to their postal careers.  I wish them well in their retirement! 
This is an ornament I made for one of them commemorating her 35 year career.
I added bits and pieces of postal memorabilia in a bezel and sealed it in Ice Resin.  Small red and blue beads dangle at the bottom, hidden by the bow in this photo.  I even made the tiny mail box out of craft aluminum.  Inside is a tiny envelope with retirement wishes on it! It was fun to make. She loved it!

Thanks for visiting!
Happy creating!


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Joy Christmas Card

Good day!  I hope you've had a chance to stop over at the Spellbinders' 12 Days of Christmas Blog post today!  I share a new die - S4-434 Holiday Greetings - and a technique to use Scor-Tape and glitter.  Yesterday, I posted a peek at another card created with the word "JOY" and snowflakes from Holiday Greetings die.  Here's the card.........

It's a different take on holiday colors!  I was experimenting with the die cuts using black paper. I couldn't just throw away this glitter strip with black letters!  So I rubbed the "JOY" letters with DecoArt Metallic Lustre Champagne Ice.  It adds the silver looking color on embossed areas.  It's layered over a piece of stripe ribbon.  I distressed a piece of music paper and sewed it to a black card. The 3 snowflakes are also die cuts from Holiday Greetings die.  There are 3 pieces of narrow ribbon glued across the bottom of the card with 3 silver beads on one.  I stamped a holiday script over the music but it's not very visible.  It adds a little character to the music paper! 

I hope you've enjoyed this card as well as the cards on Spellbinders' Day 6 of 12 Days of Christmas blog hop! 

Happy Creating!

Friday, August 22, 2014

My day on Spellbinders 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

Saturday, August 23rd, is my day to reveal a new holiday die set on the Spellbinders blog!
Click here to go to Spellbinder's blog post.

I've created 6 cards from the pieces from one die cut just once!  The ribbon on the photo above shows one of the words from the die.  I love the vintage look of the those letters!

Here's a little peek at those letters on a card.  I'll share the technique I use to create the glitter band with the letters on the Spellbinders blog post.  And don't forget to enter for a chance to win some of the new Holiday dies!!! 
Happy creating!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Spellbinders Announcement

Finally.......I can share the news!!! 
I've been selected to be on the Spellbinders Design Team for 2014-2015!   What a great honor to be chosen again!!!    Thanks Spellbinders!!!  You rock my world!

Spellbinders is announcing members of the new Design Team on the blog this week and next.  Each day a designer is featured.  Today is my day!  You can see the blog post here.

I chose a few of my favorite Spellbinders projects to share today. Some you may have seen, some may be new.

This is one of my all time favorite scrapbook pages. 

I created this layout for my final round to make the DT in 2010, my first year on the team.  The assigned dies were a Film Strip and Inverted Scalloped Circles.  Can you find those shapes?

This is another favorite page.......the photo was my inspiration! 

I freehand cut a tree trunk to fit along the edge of the page and added many, many die cut leaves! 

Of all the handmade books I've made....... Sprocket Journal is one my favorites.

My Blue Green Goddess was created with the Jewels Goddess die.  This was a fun project! 

Lots of inks and mists, canvas, ribbon, tulle, foil,wire and gems!  Everything I like to play with! 

 Bronze Angel is new to my blog!  This was another project that was fun to create.  Although she looks bronze, all the metal is actually aluminum.  I added various paints, inks and DecoArt Metallic Lustre to get the bronze color.  She has fabric sleeves and peplum.  She holds a tiny fabric bird in a nest of wire.  Product details can be found on Spellbinders website here. If you'd like to know more details, add a comment asking and I'll post more another time.

Thanks for visiting project memory lane with me! 

I'm looking forward to an awesome year with Spellbinders!  One can only guess what new and exciting products will be released this year! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

Happy creating!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Spellbinders - Creating A Gilded Life Contest!

Hello blog friends!

Have you heard about the contest opportunity put on by Spellbinders and A Gilded Life?   It's an opportunity to show your creative work and have a chance to win a trip to Spellbound!  You can read more details in the excerpt below from Spellbinders blog.

For a little inspiration to get you started!  Here's a pendant I created with two Spellbinders A Gilded Life bezels. 

Featured in first issue of Just Jewelry magazine

Check out the contest details and get creative!!!  The deadline is August 22, 2014!  Click HERE to see full post on Spellbinders Blog.

Details from Spellbinders Blog.......

Spellbinders Creating A Gilded Life Contest
Spellbinders is thrilled to offer a lucky winner from our community the opportunity to join us at Spellbound 3 in Pasadena, California in November!
What is Spellbound?
Spellbound is "...a beautiful and uplifting weekend of art and inspiration." It is a yearly art retreat held in Pasadena, CA, hosted by the dynamic mother-daughter team of Shea Fragoso and Debbie Murray of A Gilded Life. 
Here's what Spellbinders' President, Stacey Caron has to say about this one-of-a-kind event: We're Spellbound!

What is the prize?
Enter to win the Grand Prize package: Spellbound registration, airfare and shared hotel accommodations for you and a friend! 

How do you participate? It's easy!

  • Create an original project using Spellbinders A Gilded Life products. The project should be comprised of 75%(approximately) of Spellbinders A Gilded Life product. 
  • Photograph each step of your project, including the finished project. (If chosen as a finalist, you will be required to email your photos and mail your actual finished project to Spellbinders' home office.)
  • Upload the photo of your finished project to a site that allows you to create a unique (specific) link to your photo(ie. your blog, website, Instagram). If you don't have access to one of these areas, please, submit a link to your image from Flickr, Photobucket, Google+, Splitcoast Stampers, or any other site that allows you to upload an image and provide a unique link back to the image.
The categories for submission are 
Card Making - CM
Home Decor - HD
Scrapbook Layout - SL
Jewelry Making - JM
Fabric Arts - FA
Mixed Media Art - MM

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Have a creative day!