Happy Dancing

Happy Dancing

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Favorite Saying

I love this saying that I saw today on splitcoaststampers.com
for their Honeycomb tutorial HERE.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Black and White Classic

Here is a card I gave my friend Rina. I've provided the measurements and a sketch to remember how to assemble the various layers. 

  • Begin with a black card base folded in half at the top 
  • Adhere the 3/4" x 4 1/4" piece of patterned paper approximately 1/2" down from the top
  • Add the center rectangle with the stamped flower (see measurements below)
  • Adhere the black lower piece of cardstock on top 
  • Finish with a black satin 1/2" ribbon at the top plus gems in the lower right corner
  • Place several tiny crystals on the flower for some bling!
This was my one and only version of this card - it's hard to give it away...so I'd better make another similar one because I love it so much! (It's been awhile since I made it and I can't remember the name of the stamp set --- it's that Alzheimer's guy AGAIN!)

Inside View

Monday, May 21, 2012

Make an Any Size Envelope

I love coordinating envelopes with the same paper that I use to make my cards and Splitcoaststampers has a nice written and video tutorial (at the end of the instructions) for making your own envelopes. Check it by clicking HERE.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Video with Secrets for Making the Perfect Bow or Knot!

I just got a new DSLR camera and made my first video tutorial with it today. In less than 3 minutes, you can learn how to make that perfect bow or knot! Watch the video by clicking on the pic above.
Here are some previous bow tutorials:

Friday, May 18, 2012

Tie Card: Variation 2

This is a variation of the tie card featured in my previous posts below. I finally had a chance to try it this morning and it's a bit easier because you don't need to search for paper that coordinates with the shirt! CLICK HERE and view Bare Foot Stamper's sample with a video tutorial. She also has included some AWESOME written instructions (CLICK HERE) that will make it easier for those that like to see diagrams as well as the video.

Enjoy making this card for
the wonderful fathers in your life!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

PS2 Video Tutorial

To view the video tutorial to make these cards, go to: http://tinyurl.com/sutie

PS Video Tutorial

PS To view Brenda's video tutorial for the tea bag holder shown in my last post (which also holds a piece of Ghirardelli chocolate or a small note in the back pocket) go to: http://tinyurl.com/teabagholder

Saturday, May 12, 2012


Oh, my! What a fun time I had today making these projects in a Brenda Keenan class! I LOVED every moment of it! Today I learned how to take a needle or tool with a sharp end and pull off small glue dots from a roll so you can place them exactly where you want them ;-)

Monday, May 7, 2012

This is my Mother's Day card using SU's Blossom Builder Petals Punch. I made a version for birthdays using blue paper, and I love this pink version! The embossing frame is a Tulip Frame from SU. 

Saturday, May 5, 2012


Here's another version of the card I made in my last post. I'm sending this one out for my Mother's Days cards this year.

Ink: VersaFine Vintage Sepia

Thursday, May 3, 2012

A Thank You Card for an AMAZING Dinner at Le Papillon

I saw an idea like this on Pinterest and modified it a bit. I need to try this in other color combos. The original cased card was done in aquamarine blue and browns. I bought the papers and ribbon for this card at our new Walmart! They sell a paper pad (with matching stickers included) for $5.00. The stamp is from Stampin' Up's Valentine Defined set.