Fancy Schmancy

Time for another Tuesday Trigger challenge in the Moxie Fab World.


The bright pink of our 'trigger' photo really inspired me this week so I went with the bright pink with black accent. This gorgeous flower stamp is from Anna Griffin. I heat embossed it, and then I painted the highlights on with bleach. I made a solution of one part bleach and three parts water. Then, I painted it on with a Q-tip. It really looks 3-D, especially in person. The sentiment is from Fiskars' Latte Love collection.

Here's the Tuesday Trigger photo from the Moxie Fab World. Isn't it yummy!?!

Here's the URL if you want to play along.



CHA Winter Show

Can't go to the CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) Winter Trade Show? Me either but you can see what's going on there with some great pix and videos at http://dcwvinc.blogspot.com/
They are having a great time there. It's almost like being there yourself.


Cutting & Trimming Challenge

Oooo la la! Who doesn't love feathers!?!

I used my paper trimmer to create the shape at the top of this card and used a round-edge punch on the corners to soften the edges. I used lime green, hot pink and red paper. I added gems in matching colors along the top to accent the dramatic angles. I am entering these gorgeous pink feathers and their card in the Cutting & Trimming Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.
You can enter your own card here:

Punches Challenge

Punches! Punches! Punches!

I love punches! They make cardmaking so much easier. I like using them in different ways than they were intended. In this card that I'm entering in the Punches Challenge in the Moxie Fab World, I used Fiskars' tree punch. As you can see in the squares (an EK Success punch) that run along the left side of the card, I used the same tree punch. It's not noticable right away but if you keep looking you will see them as a part of the same punch. I reversed the order of the layering of the teal and purple colors on the tree and the squares and offset them a smidge to create depth. This card was a lot of fun and super quick to create.
You can submit your own card here:


Happy New Year

* * * Happy New Year * * *

I just want to wish all of you a happy, healthy new year. I hope 2012
brings lots of health and honor and joy to you and those you love.
I'll have more cards up soon and will do some tutorials for some of the techniques I use in my cards. I just got the ability to make video so check back in soon.
I will also be having a giveaway of some stamps and dies as soon as I have 25 followers signed up. So spread the word and I'll randomly draw a name from all who sign up to follow my blog. Good luck!