Monday, February 29, 2016


Hopefully nobody took offense to my blog post title.  In this case the "WTF" stands for "Who's Turning Forty".  What did you think it meant?  Of course it could also be used for someone turning fifty.  There are many things the "WTF" could mean like "Wow That's Fantastic", "Who Totally Forgot" or "Where's The Fun".  I'm sure all of you could come up with even more.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Make a Mitten
Paper:  Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Lost Lagoon, Moonlight DSP
Ink:  Basic Gray
Accessories:  Basic Gray Bakers Twine, Basic Gray Corduroy Button, Clear Button, Memory Box Classic Alphabet and Numbers Die, Polka Dots EF, Mini Glue Dots, Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals

Friday, February 26, 2016

Bright & Cheery Get Well

A nice bright and cheery get well card.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Versatile Verses
Paper:  Whisper White, Yoyo Yellow
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Finial Press EF, Yoyo Yellow Grosgrain Ribbon, Circle Nestabilities Dies, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch (Scallop Circle), Pearls, Tombow Adhesive

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Black & White Christmas Trees

A simple yet elegant Christmas card with a touch of sparkle thanks to the silver glimmer paper.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Festival of Trees, More Merry Messages
Paper:  Whisper White, Black, Silver Glimmer
Ink:  Black, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  Decorative Dots EF, 1/8" Silver Ribbon, Pearls, Dimensionals

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Birthday Butterflies

Birthday card for a co-worker who loves anything with butterflies.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Papillon Potpourri, Express Yourself
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse, Print Poetry DSP
Ink:  Midnight Muse
Accessories:  Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Pearls, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Thomas the Tank Engine

My youngest grandson loves all things Thomas so naturally his 2nd birthday last year was all about Thomas the Tank Engine.  I love creating punch art cards and had a great time making this for him.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Hardwood, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Garden Green, Pacific Point, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Black, Soft Suede, Real Red, Yoyo Yellow
Ink:  Black, Soft Suede, Craft White
Accessories:  Puffy Clouds Die (Memory Box), 1 3/4", 1/2" 3/8" and 1/4" Circle Punches, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Medium Oval Punch, Paper Snips, Sponge Daubers, Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals

Monday, February 22, 2016

Birthday Wishes

I know we all struggle trying to create masculine cards and for me keeping it simple makes it easier. I also try to incorporate graphic images with very little stamping.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Big Wish (Verve Stamp Set)
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Summer Sun, Basic Gray
Ink:  Basic Gray
Accessories:  Curly Label Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch, Gray Satin Ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware Stylized Silver, Dimensionals

Friday, February 19, 2016

Here For You

These little mini envelopes are great as is on the card front but for something extra special try putting little notes on the inside for the recipient.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Occasional Quotes
Paper:  Whisper White, Pale Plum, Blackberry Bliss, Simple Mats Joey Selection DSP
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss
Accessories:  Small Heart Punch, Paper Piercing Tool, Tombow Adhesive

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Pine Bough

I know that there are many versions of this card out in blog land and this is mine.  I love the simplicity of this stamp set.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Ornamental Pine, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper:  Very Vanilla
Ink:  Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso
Accessories:  Metallic Silver Bakers Twine, Dimensionals

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Teacup Trio

A simple card for almost any occasion.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Tiny Teacup
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Summer Picnic DSP
Ink:  Real Red, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery
Accessories:  1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Scallop Border Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack (Flower), Pearls, Dimensionals

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Hoth-y Birthday

For my oldest grandson's 7th birthday last year he wanted a Planet Hoth cake (he loves everything Star Wars) so of course I had to create a card to go with the theme.  I found a schematic drawing of an AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport) to use as a guide for my punch art and best of all my grandson loved it.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Bring on the Cake
Paper:  Naturals White, Smoky Slate
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Memory Box Classic Alphabet Dies, 1/2" and 3/4" Circle Punches, 1 1/4" Square Punch, Small Tag Punch, Word Window Punch, Project Life Journaling Pens, Spica Glitter Pens, Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals

Monday, February 15, 2016

Banner Blast CASE

I saw this card created by Connie Collins and just had to recreate it for my daughter's birthday.  

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  See Ya Later, Banner Blast
Paper:  Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Sahara Sand, First Edition DSP
Ink:  Black, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Linen Thread, Brights Buttons, Banner Punch, Mini Glue Dots, Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals

Friday, February 12, 2016

Artistic Valentine

This Valentine card was sent to my daughter last year.  There were so many stamp sets used and different elements added to this card but somehow it all seems to work together.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Winter Wonderland, Banner Blast, That's the Ticket, Artistic Etchings, French Foliage, Six-Sided Sampler, Cute by the Inch
Paper:  Whisper White, Regal Rose, Smoky Slate
Ink:  Black, Regal Rose, Smoky Slate
Accessories:  Banner Punch, Ticket Duo Punch, Itty Bitty Punch (Flower), Itty Bitty Accents (Heart), Rhinestones, Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Sending Love

Another Valentine card idea.  To make it masculine, just change the colors!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Ain't Love Grand
Paper:  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Patterns Love DSP
Ink:  Black, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Creamy Caramel, Crumb
Accessories:  Rectangle Frame EF, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

"Girly" Girl Valentine

A friend asked my to make a Valentine's Day card for her goddaughter whom she described as a very "girly" girl and this is what I came up with.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Hearts a Flutter, Banner Blast, You Brighten My Day
Paper:  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Strawberry Slush, Silver Glimmer, Welcome Neighbor DSP
Ink:  Strawberry Slush
Accessories:  Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Happy Heart EF, Adorning Accents EF, Small Heart Punch, Itty Bitty Accents (Heart), Strawberry Slush Stretch Ruffle Trim, Cotton Twine, Dimensionals

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Minecraft Valentine

I don't think I would make very many of these but what a great card for the child who loves Minecraft!

Supplies Used:
Paper:  Whisper White, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, Close to Cocoa, Early Espresso, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Black
Accessories:  Mosaic Tile EF, Full Heart Punch, 1/4" Square Punch, Memory Box Classic Alphabet Dies, Square Rhinestone Brad, Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals

Monday, February 8, 2016

Cheerful Critter Valentine

A quick and simple Valentine for anyone.  I hand printed the sentiment for the sign.  I will be featuring Valentine's Day cards everyday this week.  Some will be simple like this one and others may just surprise you so be sure to come back.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Cheerful Critters
Paper:  Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Moonlight DSP
Ink:  Black, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey, Creamy Caramel
Accessories:  Heart to Heart Punch, Lost Lagoon Ribbon, Dimensionals

Friday, February 5, 2016

Valentine Robot

This is a CASE of a card created by Dawn Olchefske and I just had to recreate it.  Dawn also has a video and this is the link to her post for this card.  I'll be back on Monday with another Valentine's Day card.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Just Sayin'
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Black
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Various Punches, Washi Tape, Word Bubble Framelits Die, Tombow Adhesive, Dimensionals

Thursday, February 4, 2016

WOW!! Where has the time gone?

I can't believe that my last blog post was December 2014!  Time truly does fly by.  Believe me when I say I haven't given up card making and I have many photos to prove that.  Blogging really took a backseat for me this past year but I am now ready to get back to it.  Hopefully my posts will be quite regular and I am eager to get back to it.  Be sure to come back tomorrow for the 1st card posted in 2016!