Apr 1, 2018

Happy Easter, Bug Style

Happy Easter!  I have two last Easter cards to share, both feature bugs - that is bunny pugs.

Hope your day was good, and Happy Easter!

Mar 30, 2018

More Easter Cards

Here are a few more Easter cards.

It's hard to see, but that last little bunny was heat embossed in silver.  I wish these photographs were better, but I was in a hurry to get them photographed and into the mail before Easter was here and gone.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Mar 29, 2018

Tim Holtz Easter Blueprints

Wow, I can't believe Easter is just a few days away and I haven't posted any of the Easter cards I made.  Here are two that were made using one of the stamps from the Tim Holtz Easter Blueprints set.  I've had these stamps for several years and thought they needed to be used one more time.  The first card was stamped and white heat embossed.

This next card was stamped, heat embossed in gold, and colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

You can see the gold shine a little better in this photo.

Supplies used also include paper from My Favorite Things Subtle Plaid 6x6 pad, Brown Cardstock from Gina K, and the Avery Elle Sweet Scallops Die Set.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Mar 16, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day

This is my favorite of the St. Patrick's Day cards that I made.  I really, really love the way this card came out. I just love that rainbow (a My Favorite Things die) and that pug with his pot of gold (which was actually a witch's cauldron stamp).  And the leprechaun hat - that was a pilgrim's hat stamp.  It's so nice to stretch your stamps and make those crafty $$ go just a little further.

Thanks so much for visiting and happy St. Patrick's day!

Mar 14, 2018

St. Patrick's Day, Take Two

I have two more St. Patrick's Day cards with pugs on them to share today.

I apologize for such short and infrequent posts.  Just super busy trying to get ahead of cards needed in my Etsy shop and doing what seems to be endless yard work before the heat of summer returns.  Thanks so much for visiting!

Feb 28, 2018

St. Patrick's Day, Take One

I recently made a few St. Patrick's Day cards with pugs on them, for my Etsy shop.  The sale of these benefit Pug Rescue of Florida.  Here are two of them.

 Thanks so much for visiting today.



Feb 24, 2018

Stampin Up Birdhouses

Today I have a card that I made quite a while ago, but never posted.  It uses an older stamp from Stampin Up that  I borrowed from a friend.  This card is so simple but I really love the way it came out.

I love coloring.  For me it's so therapeutic.  It really helps me relax.  This stamp was a lot of fun to color since all the images are tiny.  You could really change up the feel of the card by choosing totally different colors.  I wanted to layer it over this blue patterned paper (from My Favorite Things) so I chose some blues and neutrals, and a little pop of red.  I diecut the edges of the strip with an Avery Elle Dotted Borders die.  It still looked a little plain so I added a strip of vellum.  I thought about adding some sequins but decided to leave it without.

Thanks for visiting today.