A couple more cards for the night!

Just a couple random cards this evening!!

I LOVE this winter scene  by Bugaboo stamps – it’s called Winter Friends! Aren’t they so cute together?! 

I used a Martha snowflake punch, and  pushed the punches into versa mark pad and embossed with glitter. I also ran the colored image through my cuttlebug with a border embossing folder to add the swirls to the corners/bottom, and painted the raised areas with pearl pens.

This card has been entered into the following challenges:

A snowflakes Promise – winter

Unicorn Challenge – Christmas is coming

Crafty Addicts – ATG, use die cuts (snowflakes)

Our Crafty Corner – ATG


This second card is actually an text image that I found when I googled “beautiful text” because I was looking for fun things to run through my Minc! I had it printed at Staples so it was “toner” ink, and it is so beautiful in person! Pictures don’t do the foil justice.

Here’s a shot of direct light so hopefully you can see the reflection of the foil.

Challenges entered:

Our Crafty Corner – lace/pearls

Well friends, that’s it for me tonight! Sweet dreams yall!


Little Christmas Girl Card with MINC foil accents

Hi lovelies! Here we have the design team card I made for Creative Craft Cottage – the current challenge is Anything Goes & the sponsor is  All Dressed Up stamps (one of my all-time favs!), who has a some of the most adorable holiday images.

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For this card, I used one of the 3 little Christmas Girls, I ADORE how her images are just so sweet and endearing!


So….. EXCITING stuff, I got a Minc!!! Can you tell by the foil accents?!? (I’ve been holding out, but after using one at the ScrapbookSteals.com Retreat, I just had to!) From what I can tell, there are 2 designers that have Minc Machines in their product lines, Anna Griffin and Heidi Swapp. Though I love Heidi’s machine design (white with gold polka dots and a bit smaller), I opted for the Anna Griffin one for two reasons: the HSN bundle came with TONS of foil, die cuts, and all the accessories you’d need to get well on your way, and two, there was a coupon!! New HSN members got “$20 off your first purchase of $40 or more, with code 156019 at checkout” (please be aware that this code may now be expired, but always google for coupons, you’re bound to find one!)minc

The whole bundle is (currently) $99.95, marked down to $79.95, with $20 off makes it $59.95, and then flex pay of 3 payments ($20/month) – I would have been LOSING money not buying it!

I really wanted some foil accents on this card but didn’t want to use a tag, so I stamped the same christmas trees on some of the toner paper (toner is what foil sticks to) and fussy cut them out, and also used toner paper in my cuttlebug in place of cardstock to punch out the snowflakes and foil them.

For this card I used:

What is your favorite scrap machine – do you have a Minc/Cricut/Silhouette or any other machine that you can’t live without?

Have a great week friends!

This card is entered in the following challenges:

All Dressed Up – use an ADU Image

Sweet Stamping challenge – dies or punches

Clear it out Challenge – die cuts

Crafty Creations Challenge – ATG

Glitter & Sparkle – ATG

Lemon Shortbread – ATG

Our Crafty Corner – ATG

Hi crafty friends! I wanted to share my Design Team creation for Where the HeART is challenge! Our fabulous sponsor this month is

offering 3 digi images 
Lacy Sunshine

So head on over to see all the great DT inspiration and take a peek into their store for some Super sweet digis!

We would LOVE you to enter even if you are new to mixed media! We used the image: Peppermint Kiss
For this project, I used:
Blue and red Ranger alcohol Inks (for paper roses)
Martha Stewart Glitter
Leaf Stencil (home made with Cricut) and modeling paste
Letraset Promarkers
Multicraft 3D foam pop dots
Distress Ink
Anna Griffin Minc & tag (Live Laugh Love banner)
Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium chipbpoard accent
Fantastic Flourish – Spellbinders
Build a wreath – spellbinders
3d christmas tree – spellbinders
Misc from my stash:
White Canvas
Green & white acrylic paint
paper roses
Thanks for looking all!

More Minc fun

Just can’t get over Minc-ing everything right now!  Foil accents are my crutch 😂

A quick share today – a card I made out of a gorgeous Lacy Sunshine digi. Fall colors because it’s fall of course, and used my Minc to foil the flower layers (cut from toner paper) and to glitter the “hello”.

As per usual, I used pro markers to color and misc card stock for layering.

Fun Technique!!

In order to use my Minc foil on the thin diecut, I have actually found the perfect way to do it! Rather than die cutting the word from toner paper (which works for larger items like the flowers but you don’t get as clean of cut on toner paper for more intricate items), Cut your diecut with card stock as you usually would, and paint it with a mixture of toner powder and glue! I found toner powder on Amazon for five dollars, and mixed it with a texture spray that I had around, you can use any medium  that is thin enough to paint with and preferably adhesive (glue-type mediums work best). I painted the toner paint on to the diecut can run it through the machine, it works like gold for both foil and glitter!

Have a wonderfully sparkly evening my friends!

I entered this sparkly beauty into the following challenges:

A Step in the Darkness 

ABC Challenges – use 2 of something (I used 2 types of shine: glitter and foil!)

The Sisterhood of Crafters – use dies/punches (used TH Tattered Flower Garland die)

Wicked Wednesday  – Funky colored hair (how perfect is she for this challenge?!)


“So Very Loved” step card

This awesome step card is my Design Team submission for Creative Craft Cottage – check out the other cards and join the challenge here! This super fun step card is a template from The Cutting Cafe. Whether you have a machine that will work with these cuts (WPC, SVG, PDF and MTC) or just want the PDF instructions, she makes cards and templates for all KINDS of fun boxes/cards/books/gifts and more! I have an older circuit (the original expression) so since that wouldn’t work (or I haven’t figure out how to make it work…!) I just printed the PDF’s of the template and traced to make this card:

A couple fun tips for this card:

  • By using pop dots to adhere the card that sits up on the step, it makes the card that much more interactive and dimensional!
  • Double-sided paper works great for these cards, as you can see the patterns through the gaps. I loved the floral peeking through!

For this card I used:

  • Recollections Cardstock
  • Letraset Promarkers and AquaMarkers
  •  Distress Inks
  • Spellbinders “Fabulous flourish” die
  • old lace and paper flowers from stash
  • Becky Higgins “So Very Loved” card from Project Life Kit: Midnight Edition
  • My Minds Eye enamel dots and heart stickers

Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Christmas Photo Folio

Christmas is coming!!!!! Ok – so it’s October, and I will admit, I’ve started listening to Christmas music!!

This is a very simple tri-fold photo folio, I’ll probably use it for a gift for someone this Christmas. This is a brain-child of working for too long on one project and all of a sudden, desperately needing to do something else! I get that way when crafting, I get ancy working on one project too long!

This project was made by cutting (2) 12×12 pages down to 12×10 and connecting for the base, scoring unevenly to make the base and flaps, and then just adding some additional photo mats stacks, and more flaps inside for photo/journaling real estate. I’ll be honest, Other than keeping the middle piece of the base 10×10, this was completely random and I didn’t measure much of anything. I just kept adding, and this is what I came up with!

Lots of photo mats – 14 (front and back) in that flip-up-stack just on the right wing!


It just keeps opening! Layed some frames on there to show what it may look like (depending on the pictures) when all done!

“SWEETS” Banner for Candy Buffet

Hi all!!

This is one of my absolute favorite projects – I made it for the sweets buffet at our wedding back in June!! I can’t tell you why I’m just now posting about it (oh wait, I was busy with the wedding!) but here goes!!!

I used a DCWV stack called Bella Armoire, which is full of black to white tones with shades of creme, patterns, and some lovely sparkle and shine. The base is a chipboard banner that I had laying around – I want to say from Michaels? So I just played the pieces down over the DCWV paper, traced & cut. For the embellishments, I used a few borders and flowers from my stash, and to add a bit of bling, a few miscellaneous earrings!!! My hoarder-self was so excited to get to use some of the single earrings I’d saved after losing the other one, I had 4 or 5 that I was able to use here. The letters were cut out using my Circuit and the “storybook” cartridge.  So simple and yet so stunning!

I wish I had a picture of this lovely sign in use at the wedding, surrounded by bundt cakes and sweets, but I didn’t get any (too busy running around, imagine that!) Anyway, this gem now hangs in my scrap room across the closet door that holds much of my scrap stuff (so I think “sweets” is pretty applicable, don’t you!?)

Much love!

(Mostly) B&W layout 

Love this layout – DCWV stack and my trust Martha Stewart loops punch! I can’t get enough of it these days… Seem to be using that puch on everything! Anyway, much love all, off to do soem living room wall painting and goodnight! 


Cute rag-tag Christmas Card

Hi lovelies! This is a design team card I made for Creative Craft Cottage – the current challenge is Favorite Color Combo – how fun is that?!? I am a Christmas *fanatic* – so red and silver are among my favs :) The sponsor is  Lacy Sunshine Stamps, who has a HUGE range of gorgeous holiday images. For this card, I used the digital image “Rory Christmas Presents” from Lacy Sunshine Stamps – isn’t she adorable?! I can’t get over her floppy hat and huge, lovely eyes!

For this card I used:

I’ve also entered this card in the following challenges:

Christmas at Sweet Stamp (theme: travel/transport – she’s transporting gifts!)

Crafty Hazelnut

A Snowflake’s Promise

Christmas Sweet Stamping Challenge Blog

I love Promarkers

Paperback Weekly (my “2” types of embellies: punches and stickers!)

How are *you* getting ready for the holidays?!


Fall is here – start decorating!

Hello friends! I wanted to share a wreath that I made for our front door! I got the branch wreath from Michaels and  and the rest is scraps from other projects! To be honest, this was a really simple undertaking. I used a bunch of ribbon from my stash to make flowers, and leftover sticks from a branch & vase combo we purchased ages ago for the living room.

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Michael’s Wreath – $4.99 (*usually* on sale – up to 50% off!!)




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I used branches like this and broke them into pieces, weaving various colors into the wreath in alternating lengths and angles, adhered with hot glue. The branches came wrapped in a tan matting material that I cut into strips and layered behind the sticks.







These ribbons were wire-edged, so after bending over the edge, I pulled the wire on one edge to scrunch the flower together. A couple of layers of ribbon later and a nice gem or pearl center, and done!




And, here’s the final product! This piece stands up really well outside, with the neutral tones and natural products used. Thanks for joining me!