DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge, Jan 2019

     Today, I have a card for the monthly Stack-a-holic Challenge over at DCWV. They made it easy on us this month. We can make anything we want but must use some of our favorite DCWV products.
     I used their Botanical Beauty stack to create my card. There are so many great tags in the stack that it's easy to put together a pretty card. I added a stamped sentiment to the butterfly tag, a brad and a bit of ribbon.
     There is still plenty of time left if you want to join in the fun. You can find the rules on the DCWV, Inc. Facebook page. I'll look forward to seeing your creations.

     Thanks so much for stopping in. I love reading your comments.   
     Have a great day, 


Materials Used:

cardstock- DCWV, Botanical Beauty
stamp-       sentiment- Gina K Designs, Stippled Flowers


Something New Challenge Simon Says Stamps

     I can say with great certainty that a person will not be struck down if they cut off an angel's wings and then turn her upside down.
     One of my favorite things to do in card making is to change up a die cut, stamp or other embellishment and turn it into something NEW.   

     That's how I made the blooms and bud for my card. First, I die cut the angel. Then, I made the cuts as you see here. I glued little hearts where the flower meets the stem and used foam tape to adhere the flowers to the card.
     I free cut the stems and added some fancy foliage die cuts. I die cut and embossed the cupcake and added a few sprinkles.
     I was so pleased with this card that I made two more while I had all my supplies out.

     I'm submitting this card to the Something New Wednesday Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamps Blog. There's still plenty of time for you to get your own card in. Come play with us! You can find the rules here: https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/

     With family visiting, a trip to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary, a few writing assignments, the holidays . . . the list has no end.
     Anyway, I've had quite a long break from my craft room and card making. I began to have withdrawals from lack of ink on my fingers. I should be able to get my usual dose of creativity back in my life now.
     Thanks so much for stopping in today.
     Happy crafting,

Materials Used:
cardstock - white, Jelly Bean Green, Lemon Drop, Wild Wisteria, Dusty Rose (Gina K Designs)
dies - Holiday Angel (Spellbinders S2-185)
           Fancy Foliage (Divinity Designs CSBD33)
           cupcake (Divinity Designs)
           hearts (Sizzix)
stamp - sentiment (Gina K Designs Stippled Flowers)
ink - black dye


Anything Goes Challenge - Simon Says Stamps

Today, I have a card for the Anything Goes Challenge at Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge.

Using metallic gold cardstock, I die cut and embossed leaves and a bow with dies from Spellbinders. I also used the gold stock to create a mat the front panel on my card.

To create more depth and dimension for your cards, try adding a mat behind the front panel.

There are still a few days left if you want to join in the fun with a card of your own. Here's a link to the rules.

Thanks so much for stopping in. I'll look forward to seeing your cards.


Bling It On Challenge

     Thanks for stopping in. Today I have a card for the Bling It On Wednesday Challenge over at Simon Says Stamps. I blinged it up with  gold-foil prints and glitter paper. There are still a few days left before the challenge ends. Pull out your blingiest supplies and enter your own card.

     Materials Used:
     foil cardstock- DCWV Beach House Stack
     glitter cardstock- the Paper Studio
     bow die- Spellbinders
     sentiment die- Spellbinders
     Here's a link to all the rules:


A Hug in a Mug

          My favorite thing about coffee is having a cup every morning with my husband. It's my favorite part of every day.

     To make this card, I drew up a quick coffee-to-go-shape template. I cut a card base from white cardstock. I used mint and ivory cardstock to cover my cup. Using Casual Fridays' coffee-sentiment stamps, I stamped my label and sentiment tag with blue dye.

     I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

          Stamp It for STAMPtember Challnge
     Thanks so much for stopping in today, Pamela