Showing posts with label Darice. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Darice. Show all posts


Tone-on-Tone Boho Flowers Anniversary Card

     Today, I have a tone-on-tone anniversary card to share with you. This is among my favorite cards from all the ones I've created over the years. Working with tone-on-tone colors will make your finished project look so elegant.  
     To begin, I heat-embossed and die cut boho flowers and foliage (Gina K Designs) using clear vellum paper.
     I used embossing folders (Darice) to create my background panel and embellishing strips using the same cream cardstock I used for the card base. I adhered the panel with foam tape. I also used foam tape to adhere the flowers and foliage being careful to hide the foam behind the embossing and pearl embellishments.
     I was super happy with the way this card turned out and gave it to my in-laws for their wedding anniversary along with a gift card to eat out.
Designer Tip: To keep vellum from curling too much when I'm heat-embossing on it, I also heat the back of the vellum. I still get a bit of curling, but not so much that I can't deal with it.
Designer Tip: I highly recommend using a stamping platform such as a Misti when stamping on vellum and other finicky papers. It's so easy for the stamp to move around otherwise when you apply pressure.
     Enjoy your day and thanks so much for visiting my blog,


Win a Copy of "Max, the Boy Raindrop" from Darice

     Just popping in to let you know that Darice, a leading company in the craft industry, is giving away an autographed copy of my newest book, Max, the Boy Raindrop, on their Facebook page. Darice generously supplied the embossing folders to help me tell Max's story. Be sure to check them out. They have lots of fun products.
     Max is available as a soft-bound book as well as an e-book. Order through your local bookseller or preferred on-line retailer.
          978-1-4908-2866-4 (soft cover ISBN)
          978-1-4908-2867-1 (e-book ISBN)


Introducing "Max, the Boy Raindrop"

    Max is ready to meet the world! I'm so excited to let you know that my new book is available for purchase. Max lives in e-book and softcover printed-book formats so you may have whichever is your preference.
     Max, the Boy Raindrop is an adventurous, fast-paced story about a scared raindrop who must overcome his fear of raining. He learns that oftentimes just grabbing hold of a friend's hand can be the beginning of courage.
      For those friends of mine in the card-making and scrapbooking world, you will be pleased to know that I created all the illustrations myself using only cardstock and paper-crafting tools. A big thanks goes to Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock, Darice, and Fiskars who so generously supplied cardstock and paper-crafting tools to help me tell Max's story. They will all have copies to give away on their blogs.
     As time goes by, I will be sharing some specific techniques I used for Max's story like punching, dry-embossing, tearing, design, color choice and cutting the tiniest pieces of paper. Every eyebrow, every eyelash even, I created from cardstock.
     Thanks so much for sharing in my excitement today! I will be looking forward to Max living in your home. Here is the info to order if you are interested. You may order an autographed copy directly from me. Email me at for info.
     You may also order it through your local bookseller or preferred online retailer like or You may also order directly from my publisher (A division of Thomas Nelson) at:
softcover - 
e-book .
          softcover ISBN:  978-1-4908-2866-4
          e-book ISBN:  978-1-4908-2867-1          
A really big thanks goes to the bravest man I know, my husband Jeff. And, a big thanks to Belan, Jan, Sherri, and Glenda, my writer's group who believed in my talent and prodded me along all the way.