Masking Technique

   This is a card I created using masking. I began by stamping the blue flower that appears to be on the top of the other two flowers. Then, I stamped the same image on regular copy paper and cut it out. I laid that cut-out image on top of the one I already stamped on the card. Using pink, I stamped again overlapping the cut-out image. I did the same thing again in purple. Looks like it could be difficult, but it's easy.


Garden Glory Tuesday Trigger

Time to submit another card for the Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World. The inspiration photo and link are below. You really should play along with me. I'm having so much fun!

What a great color combo in this week's inspiration photo! I loved the high contrast of the bright green and white so, of course, I had to have that represented in some way. And then as you are no doubt learning about me, I love, love, love making 3-D flowers. I used five different punches to create this flower. You could have a flat flower or you could punch several layers all with one punch. I try - I really do - to keep my designs simple but I can't help myself once I get going. I can't wait for you to see my next flower creation - Texas bluebonnets! They are not ready to show yet but they will be coming soon. Now, I have to get my stepdad's birthday card going or it will be late. Thanks for stopping in!!!

Here is the inspiration photo and the link to the Moxie Fab World.

This Week's Tuesday Trigger


Fun News

   I am so excited. I have been accepted as a Fiskateer! A Fiskateer is an Ambassador for Fiskars. I know you must be aware of Fiskars. You know, the orange-handled scissors people. That's them. I love Fiskars products. They not only make scissors but lots of tools for scrapbooking and cardmaking too. They even make yard-working equipment and tools. I had no idea about that one myself until recently.
   I have been a seamstress for 45 years and have never been without Fiskars scissors. They really are the best. I guard my sewing scissors from anyone using them on anything else. I tie a ribbon to the handle so that everyone in my family knows that those scissors are for fabric only.
   Pop over to their site and take a look around and think about applying to join us. I think it is going to be so much fun. My first project for them is to make a card using a color from one of my state symbols. Can't wait for you to see it!  www.fiskars.com

Two New Girlfriend Cards

Girls need their girlfriends and I have some great ones!
Here are two cards I've designed with  a girlfriend theme in mind.

This is one of my favorite stamps. In case you can't read it, it says, "Just when you think you've seen it all . . . you try on your bathing suit." I laugh everytime I use this stamp and it has been very popular among my card receivers. To make the card, I just cut out a few curves and then cut out a bathing suit shape. If you want the pattern let me know and I'll put one up on this site.

The color is a little off in the picture. I think it was the lighting I had to take the picture in. Anyway, the blue is a navy blue and the flowers are white. I made the flowers by taking apart some silk flowers and then putting them back together with matching brads. I use this technique a lot. Makes some beautiful cards. I watch for flowers on sale and get some great deals. Adds a great dimension to the card as well. As one of my girlfriends said these are not just 3-D flowers, they are 5-D flowers.


The Red Door

    I have some cards for sale at The Red Door Antiques & Collectibles shop. I'm taking some new cards down this week so stop by and take a look if you have time. Plus, you will love The Red Door. It is so peaceful in there. Ron and Marilyn are so friendly and welcoming. When I go there, Marilyn and I sit in two beautiful antique chairs while we visit. Makes me feel like a real lady to sit among such wonderful antiques.