Sunday, December 18, 2011

CAS Card Challenge

It's time for this week's Mark's Finest Papers Friends of Speedy tv challenge. This week we're making a Clean and Simple card.  I don't usually do this, it's not that I don't like them, it's just that I have too many dies, ribbons, lace, embossing folders, etc, etc, to make a cas card. Thankfully, I did get to use all of that stuff on this card.

Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - Ice & Snow
Accessories: Dew Drops, Spellbinders dies, embossing folders, Sweet N Sassy lace edge die, glitter, satin ribbon.

Thursday, December 15, 2011


For some reason I'm having trouble bringing on my creative mojo! I pull out papers and then change my mind! I did manage to put this card together today, made with the gorgeous new set by Mark's Finest Papers - New Pines. I masked the original image and stamped twice more.
I colored the pines with copic markers and highlighted them with glitter, unfortunately this doesn't show in the picture. I had this Cheery Lynn doily sitting around so I placed it under the trees, which I raised with foam tape. The trees overlap my sentiment (also from the New Pines set) which is raised on a Spellbinder die.  The ribbon across the bottom is black velvet and I embossed the snowflake dp with a snowflake embossing folder. TFL!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


I made this card with the new 'Pussy Willow' set from Mark's Finest Papers - A Heinich Co.
Stamps: Mark's Finest Paper - A Heinrich Co - Pussy Willo
Accessories: Joy oval swirl die, spellbinders dies, My Favorite Things lacy edge die, satin ribbon, embossing folders, copic markers, jewel stickers, dew drops, scalloped scissors.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers Lemon

I made this card with the new 'Pucker Up' stamp set by Mark's Finest Papers. I colored the image with copic markers, cut out and raised with foam tape.
I mounted the lemon on a My Favorite Things lace circle doily die and put a Cheery Lynn lace edge die in the middle.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Friends of Speedy TV challenge - Christmas Card

It's time to make Christmas cards so I pulled out this church stamp from Mark's Finest Papers - A Heinrich Co. found here: for our Christmas card Friends of Speedy TV challenge,
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - A Heinrich Co 'Christmas Greetings Stamp Set'
Accessories: My Favorite Things doily die, Cheery Lynn edge lace die, Spellbinders poinsettia and circle die, jewel sticker, glitter, embossing folders, seam binding ribbon, foam tape, Copic Markers.

I used a dark red ink pad on the poinsettia and added LOTS of glitter to the church and trees, I wish you could see it better in the picture, it really sparkles!! I stamped the trees twice and raised a layer for dimension.

Monday, November 21, 2011


This week's Friends of Speedy TV challenge from Mark's Finest Papers - a Heinrich Co. is to make a Thanksgiving card  I colored the leaf and pheasant scene from the MFP Autumn Glory set with copic markers.
The lacy oval is by My Favorite Things and the edge die is by Marianne.
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers - a Heinrich Co, - Autumn Glory
Paper: Echo Park, Stampin Up
Accessories: My Favorite Things lace oval die, Marianne edge die, velvet ribbon, copic markers, foam tape, embossing folder

Saturday, November 12, 2011


This week's Friends of Speedy TV challenge at Mark's Finest Papers - A Heinrich Co. is a birthday theme, found here:  I originally wanted to make a masculine card but I've fallen in love with this 'Blush Sweet Bouquet' paper by My Mind's Eye and can't use it enough!! I colored the MFP Nuthatch with copic markers and raised with foam tape on Spellbinder scalloped circles and a label die. The lacy edge die is by Sweet N Sassy Stamps, found here: . I used embossing folders on the designer papers and added black and white gingham ribbon.
Hope you have a great day!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I love making whimsical cards, I can't help but feel cheerful when working with beautiful bright colors and coloring adorable images, like this bird and cupcake from Inky Antics.  I colored them with Tombow markers and added foam tape for dimension.
The designer paper is by Crate Paper and I embossed all with embossing folders. I added a My Favorite Things lace oval die and lace edge die, two Clear Dollar Stanps labels behind the sentiment, and Spellbinder oval and scalloped oval.  The sentiment is by Sweet N Sassy. TFL!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I made this for the week 2 Verve October sketch  and this weeks Way to Use - Pink challenges over at The Spellbinders scalloped hearts are placed on a Marianne scalloped circle die. The rose was made with the new SB Spiral Blossom 1 and the leaves were made with the Verve leaf stamp and die.  I added seam binding ribbon, a My Mind's Eye brad,  and a Verve sentiment. TFL!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

We have a Featured Stamper challenge every week at Splitcoast Stampers and this week the FS is Julie Koerber and this is the gorgeous card I cased: My image and sentiment are from the Mark's Finest Papers set Poppies Poppies Poppies, and I colored the flowers with copic markers.
The paper is by BoBunny and embossed with embossing folders, the lace edge and back sentiment labels are Spellbinder dies and the front label is by Verve. TFL!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Friends of Speedy TV

Today is the first day of the Mark's Finest Papers Friends of Speedy TV sketch challenge, week 2 - to make an anniversary card.  Join us here  I colored these gorgeous lilacs from the MFP Lilacs in the Summer set with Tombow markers and embossed the My Mind's Eye paper with an embossing folder. There's a variety of Spellbinder dies, and the loop die accross the middle is by My Favorite Things,  the large lace piece with threaded ribbon is by Marianne. Thanks for taking a look!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

I've been fighting sinus conjestion this week and this My Favorite Things Fred Bear image alway cheers me up, so I had to bring it out for this week's sketch challenge (  I colored Fred ( copics and used the sentiment from the MFT 'Apple for You' set. The paper is from My Mind's Eye and I embossed with embossing folders,the strip behind Fred includes a MFT scalloped scallop die, and a Magnolia lace edge die.  The sweet little flower is also a MFT die with a Stampin Up button in the center. Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I made this for this week's sketch and it also fits the color challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers:  I've been excited to use this beautiful Mark's Finest Papers basket of leaves (Autumn Fun) and these were the perfect challenges for it. I heat embossed and colored with Tombow markers and raised each layer with foam tape for dimension.
I added Magnolia lace edge dies on both sides of the corregated piece and the sentiment is on two Verve label dies. The rest of the dies are Spellbinders. Thanks for looking and God Bless!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

This is my first challenge as a member of the Friends of Speedy Cat Design Team, so exciting! Our challenge this week is to make a masculine card, join us here:
I admit that I have a hard time not adding flowers to cards, even masculine ones, do dandelions count as flowers? lol!! I thought I'd make them a subtle backdrop for the butterfly.  I heat embossed the image and colored with copics, I added a pre-corregated panel and a brick wall embossing folder. The beautiful dandelion, butterfly, and sentiment are all by Mark's Finest Papers,
Thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

It's been a while since I posted to the blog, work has been really hectic and I've been thankful just to get a couple cards made it the last couple weeks.
I made this for the Verve October week 1 sketch.  I heat embossed this Verve verse and made a homemade flower (spritzed with water and scrunched) with the Verve Floral Circles dies and Leafy Sprigs. The vertical lace in newsprint was made with a Magnolia lace edge die and the bottom lace threaded with seam binding ribbon is a Marianne lace edge die.
I've been excited to use this Authentique dp and embossed with embossing folders.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

As I reflect on this beautiful sunny day, that so completely changed the course of our history as a nation so completely ten years ago, I feel so proud to be an American, and feel such warmth and compassion for all those that have lost loved ones these past ten years. God bless America, our thoughts and prayers are with you!

I've been a bit lazy this weekend and figured I'd better get this card posted for this week's My Favorite Things sketch challenge. I got this sweet PI image at the end of last fall and haven't got to use it much, so it was fun to ink it up again!  I heat embossed her and the sentiment with sparkly black, which gives it all a nice shimmer, not always visible in the photos. She's watercolored with Tombow markers and I layered her on several Spellbinder dies, each with foam tape for lots of dimension. I always love the way stitching looks on cards and though my sewing machine doesn't work very well, I added a little border stitching here. All of the My Mind's Eye designer papers are embossed with embossing folders and I added a My Favorite Things lace edge die (purple) and lace made with a Martha Stewart edge punch (white).  I can't resist the seam binding ribbon, and added an orange bow here.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Here's another card, this one for this week's Sweet & Sassy sketch challenge.  It was love at first site when I saw this gorgeous jay image!! I think it was the berries that made me go toward the Christmas card idea, I used embossing folders and added a button with leaves to mimick the image. The image is heat embossed and colored with Tombow markers.
Along the bottom I added Martha Stewart everygreen edge punch, scalloped edge punch, and seam binding ribbon bow.
Such a beautiful week here in Tacoma, Washington, I think summer finally came!! Here it's my day off and I want to stay inside and make cards, shame on me!! I wanted to take a little time and post this card that I made for several challenges on
The flowers were made with SU So Saffron yellow and My Mind's Eye kraft printed dp.  I spritzed the layers with water, scrunched, and sponged with rust ink.  The flower centers were made with a Stampin Up flower punch.  The branches and lace edge punch are Martha Stewart and the leaves and flowers are Spellbinders dies.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

It's time for the weekly Verve sketch challenge again and I've been having such a great time with all of the new Verve goodies!! This new Verve flower set called 'Sunny Days' is one of my favorites and the leaf die really makes it easy to cut out a lot of foliage. I heat embossed and colored the flowers with Tombow markers and layered with foam tape. There's a couple layers of Verve labels under each flower that were embossed with embossing folders.  The verse is also heat embossed and lightly overstamped with a stamp from the 'Tag Time' Set and cut out with the matching tag die.
The sweet background paper is by My Little Shoebox and the lace is a Martha Stewart edge punch.
God Bless, DJ

Thursday, September 1, 2011

I've been back from vacation for a couple of days, and have enjoyed using my new paper by Authentique.  I made two cards, the first is for the My Favorite Things challenge on
I heat embossed this Pure Innocence image with sparkly black and colored with Tombow markers.  All of the dp is embossed with embossing folders and I added My Favorite Things lace edge die to the top and bottom.
My second card for today was made for the weekly sketch challenge and I chose to use the Stampin Up Young Vermillion stamp to go with the elegant paper.  I love adding foam tape to each layer under the image, it give so much dimension!!
I sure have been enjoying this seam binding ribbon from Prairie Bird Boutique on, so many beautiful colors, I added chocolate and pink here.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Okay, so I'm finally getting around to starting a blog. I've always been interested in creating art, not the posting on the web, so here it goes!!

I just got these beautiful stamps from Verve, this is made with the Thankful Accents wreath and the sentiment is from the New Mercies set.  I heat embossed the images with sparkly black and layered on spellbinders nesties with foam tape under each layer.

The embossed background was created by coloring the embossing folder with chocolate chip ink pad and embossing. The seam binding is from Prairie Bird Boutique on