Best Day Painted Peony

Happy Friday! I woke up to a rainy morning but it’s supposed to clear up later in the day. I think I will be taking a trip into Manhattan tomorrow to see some peeps. Maybe a little Street Fair on Sunday?! Definitely some crafty time today, I have a few projects started and need to get them finished. When I used to make cards I would sit down and do one start to finish, now I find that I will start a few things and then finish them much later! LOL!

Today’s card features the Concord & 9th Painted Peony Layering Stamp Set. I actually made this card a while back when I used the set to make a Slimline card. I always stamp extras when I’m using layering sets! The flowers and leaves are stamped in Concord & 9th Ballet Slipper, Grapefruit, Honeysuckle, Poppy, Cranberry, Buttercup, Stardust, Sprout, Parsley, Clover and Evergreen Ink. I do love a layering set and using a Misti makes lining everything up and stamping it multiple times super easy! I used the coordinating Concord & 9th Painted Peony Dies to cut the flowers and leaves out. They are adhered to a card base of Black 110lb Card Stock with Bearly Arts Glue and Foam Tape. My greeting is from the Concord & 9th Geometrics Stamp Set and is heat embossed on Black 110lb Card Stock with Hero Arts White Embossing Powder. I added it to the card with Foam Tape. A few Clear Droplets finish off the card.

I love the way the black really brightens up the flowers and makes them pop! I hope that you enjoyed today’s card! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  • Stamp Sets
    • Concord & 9th Painted Peony and Geometrics
  • Ink
    • Concord & 9th Ballet Slipper, Grapefruit, Honeysuckle, Poppy, Cranberry, Buttercup, Stardust, Sprout, Parsley, Clover and Evergreen
  • Card Stock
    • Neenah Solar White 80lb
    • Recollections Black 110lb
  • Dies
    • Concord & 9th Painted Peony
  • Embellishments
    • The Stamp Market Clear Droplets
  • Adhesives
    • Bearly Arts Glue
    • 3M Foam Tape
  • Tools
    • Misti
    • Crafter’s Companion Gemini Jr.
    • WOW! Heat Tool

Sending US Love

Happy Tuesday! I hope that you all enjoyed your weekend! I had a nice dinner with Jim and Heather on Saturday night and celebrated my friend Kathie’s birthday on Sunday! Feels good to get together with people again, safely, outside! LOL!

Today’s card features a Hero Arts Fancy Die. I do love them! You can make then as detailed or as simple as you want! I cut the Mailbox die from a piece of Blue 110lb Card Stock and added a little Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide Ink to the edges to give it a little depth. The envelopes are cut from White 110lb Card Stock and I added a little detail to two of them with my Copic Markers. For the background I stamped the Hero Arts Mail Jumble Background Cling Stamp in Hero Arts Stone Wash Ink onto a piece of Blue 110lb Card Stock. I added the background to a card base of White 110lb Card Stock and then used Foam Tape to adhere the Mailbox. All of the letters are adhered with Bearly Arts Glue, some to the front and a few are inserted into the door. My greeting is from the June 2016 My Monthly Hero Kit and is stamped in Red Royal onto some more White 110lb Card Stock and adhered to the card with Foam Tape.

You can see the depth that the Distress Ink gives the Mailbox better in the second photo.

A simple card with some impact thanks to the Hero Arts US Mailbox Fancy Die! I hope that you like today’s card! Thank you so much for spending some time with me today! Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday! 🙂

  • Stamp Set
    • Hero Arts June 2016 My Monthly Hero Kit
  • Ink
    • Hero Arts Stone Wash and Red Royal Shadow Ink
    • Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide Ink
  • Markers
    • Copic
  • Dies
    • Hero Arts US Mailbox Fancy Die
  • Card Stock
    • Neenah Solar White 110lb
    • Recollections Blue Skies 110lb Card Stock
  • Adhesives
    • Bearly Arts Glue
    • 3M Foam Tape
  • Tools
    • Misti
    • Crafter’s Companion Gemini Jr.

Sunflower Tri-Fold Hello

Ahh… another week done. Happy Friday peeps! I had a rather uninteresting week but sometimes that’s ok! No big plans for the weekend either. Guess getting crafty is always a good way to spend some time. My Craft Closet needs to be organized in the worst way and I really do need to part with some of my stamp sets, but it’s so hard. Do you feel that way? Are you a stamp hoarder?! LOL!

I haven’t purchased a My Monthly Hero Kit in a while. Not that I haven’t liked them but this month’s kit is awesome and that’s what I used for my card. It was inspired by Jennifer McGuire’s partial die cutting video that I watched the other day. I cut a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock to 6 1/4 x 9 3/4 and scored it at 3 1/4 and 6 1/2. I arranged the dies for the Sunflower on both of the front panels and die cut it using the partial die cutting technique and my Spellbinder’s Platinum Machine. Once I trimmed of the excess with my Fiskars Paper Trimmer I used my Misti to Stamp the Sunflowers in Gina K Amalgam Ink. Then I used the coordinating stencils included in the kit along with Hero Arts Butter Bar, Pumpkin Pie, Green Apple, Lime Green, Cup O Joe and Root Beer Ink and my Blender Brushes to add color to them. To hold everything in place while I was Inking I used my Wendy Vecchi Make Art Stay-tion. I scored along the edges of the sunflowers and folded them in on each other. I decided that I wanted a green background so I cut a piece of Green 110lb Card Stock to 3 1/8 x 6 1/2 and scored along the top adding adhesive to the flap and adhered it to the card. To hide the green on the back I added another piece of 110lb Card Stock with some Bearly Arts Glue. My greeting is also from the kit and is cut from Super Gold Curious Metallic Card Stock and a piece of Green 110lb for the shadow. I adhered them to each other and the card with more Bearly Arts Glue. I decided I wanted another greeting on the green panel so I stamped one from the Kit in Black.

I love a coordinating envelope and I thought a Kraft one would be perfect so I got out my Pinkfresh Mini Slimline Envelope dies and some Stampin’ Up! Kraft Card Stock and made one. I really do think the card is pretty cool and different, I enjoyed making it! I hope that you like it too and I thank you for stopping by and visiting with me today! Have a great weekend!

  • Kit
    • Hero Arts My Monthly Hero for September 2021 (Includes Stamps, Dies and Stencils)
  • Ink
    • Hero Arts Butter Bar, Pumpkin Pie, Green Apple, Lime Green, Cup O Joe and Root Beer
    • Gina K Amalgam
  • Dies
    • Pinkfresh Mini Slimline Envelope
  • Card Stock
    • Neenah Solar White 110lb
    • Recollections Garden Greens 110lb
    • The PaperCut Super Gold Curious Metallic
    • Stampin’ Up! Kraft
  • Adhesives
    • Bearly Arts Glue
  • Tools
    • Spellbinder’s Platinum
    • Misti
    • Wendy Vecchi Make Art Stay-tion
    • Fiskars Paper Trimmer
    • Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy 8ths

Bold Bright Birthday Butterflies

Hi there and happy mid-week to you! I had a wonderful time in Pennsylvania over the weekend with my friends! We went out for breakfast, lunch and dinner, went for a local wine tasting and just relaxed. A perfect way to spend a birthday! Thanks to Jim, Lauretta and Cathy! I can’t believe that the season is almost over and we will be closing up the house for the winter in a few weeks. This year is just flying by.

My card for today is actually one that I made for my friend Sue back in June. It’s a Mini Slimline measuring 6 1/4 x 3 1/4. To create my background I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin and Picked Raspberry. I applied them to a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb with my Blending Brushes and added the completed panel to my card base. The strip of butterflies is cut out of a piece of Pink Vellum using the Concord & 9th Butterflies Perfect Pairings Dies. That die has solid butterflies that coordinate with the Concord & 9th Bold Butterflies Stamps and Dies. I stamped those butterflies in Gina K Amalgam Ink and Concord & 9th Buttercup and Marmalade Ink. Those are added to the butterfly strip with Bearly Arts Glue and then to the card. My greeting is also from the Concord & 9th Bold Butterflies Stamp Set and is stamped in Concord & 9th Peacock Ink. It’s then adhered to the card with Foam Tape.

I had a piece of watercolor patterned paper in my stash and I used the Pinkfresh Mini Slimline Envelope Die to create my envelope for the card. A nice bright cheery Birthday card that my friend Sue loved!

Thank you for coming by to check in with me today! I hope that you have a wonderful rest of your Wednesday!

  • Stamp Set
    • Concord & 9th Bold Butterflies
  • Ink
    • Concord & 9th Buttercup, Marmalade and Peacock
    • Tim Holtz Distress Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin and Picked Raspberry
    • Gina K Amalgam
  • Card Stock
    • Neenah Solar White 110lb
  • Specialty
    • That PaperCut Pink Vellum
  • Dies
    • Concord & 9th Bold Butterflies and Butterflies Perfect Pairings
    • Pinkfresh Mini Slimline Envelope
  • Tools
    • Crafter’s Companion Gemini Jr.
    • Blender Brushes
  • Adhesives
    • Bearly Arts Glue
    • 3M Foam Tape

Sending Favorite Hugs

Hello peeps and happy Friday! I’m off to PA for the weekend because it’s my birthday on Sunday! It’s supposed to be a nice weekend weather wise too. Maybe a hike or stroll through town?! Definitely some top down time in the convertible!

As I have mentioned I’m really loving the coordinating stamps and stencils that Pinkfresh has. I used one of those sets today for my card. I started by heat embossing the large floral image from the Pinkfresh You are my Favorite Stamps Set in Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. To color in the image I used the coordinating Pinkfresh You are my Favorite Stencil and some Concord & 9th Buttercup, Stardust and Sprout Ink with my Blending Brushes. The image is then die cut with the coordinating Pinkfresh You are my Favorite Die. I cut the image in half and added it to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb with Foam Tape. My greeting is from the Pinkfresh Perfect Sentiments Hot Foil Plate and it’s foiled in Gold Glimmer Foil and cut out with the coordinating Pinkfresh Perfect Sentiments Die. To make it stand out a bit more I cut out a piece of Vellum with the circle die from the Pinkfresh Mini Slimline Essentials Bundle. I adhered the sentiment to the vellum and then to the card with Bearly Arts Glue.

I do love a slimline specific set especially when you can alter it to work on a standard A2 card!

I hope that you enjoyed my card for today and got some ideas on how you can stretch your supplies a little! Thanks so much for coming by and I wish you a wonderful weekend!

  • Stamp Set
    • Pinkfresh You are my Favorite
  • Ink
    • Concord & 9th Buttercup, Stardust and Sprout
    • Versamark
  • Embossing Powder
    • Hero Arts Gold
  • Hot Foil Plate
    • Pinkfresh Perfect Sentiments
  • Foil
    • Spellbinders Gold Glimmer
  • Dies
    • Pinkfresh You are my Favorite, Perfect Sentiments and Mini Slimline Essential Bundle
  • Card Stock
    • Neenah Solar White 110lb
    • Heavyweight Vellum
  • Tools
    • Crafter’s Companion Gemini Jr.
    • Crafter’s Companion Gemini Foilpress
    • WOW! Heat Tool
    • Blending Brushes
  • Adhesives
    • Bearly Arts Glue
    • 3M Foam Tape

Old Parisian Floral Greetings

Happy mid-week peeps! The weather has been nice here, warm but good convertible weather which still is my favorite way to get around! I did get a different car, still a convertible, and I love it even more! Also high on the agenda, I have been trying organize the Craft Closet and it’s a little overwhelming! It’s so hard to part with anything. LOL! But sometimes you come across something that you completely forgot about and remember how much you loved it. I used just such a find on my card for today!

I started out by using the Spellbinders Diamond Floral Frame Set from Yana. All of the flowers and frame are foiled with Spellbinders Gold Hot Foil using my Crafter’s Companion Foilpress and Gemini Jr onto two shades of green and two shades of purple 110lb Card Stock. I used Neenah Solar White 110lb for the frame. The coordinating dies in the set are used to cut out all of the elements. My greeting is from the Spellbinders Yana’s Sentiments Hot Foil Set. It’s also foiled in gold and I cut out three blanks to add to it to give it some dimension. The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb and to that I added a piece of Purple 110lb Card Stock that I embossed with the Cuttlebug Old Paris Embossing Folder. It’s an oldie but still so cool! Next I added the elements to the card with Bearly Arts Glue and 3D Foam Tape. To finish it off I added some Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins.

I do really still love that Embossing Folder, unfortunately it’s hard to find as it’s from 2015! But you can always do a google search and get it! I hope that you enjoyed today’s card and I thank you for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday!

  • Hot Foil Plates
    • Spellbinders Yana’s Sentiments and Diamond Floral Frame (includes coordinating dies)
  • Hot Foil
    • Spellbinders Gold
  • Card Stock
    • Neenah Solar White 110lb
    • Recollections Very Violet and Garden Greens 110lb
  • Embossing Folder
    • Cuttlebug Old Paris
  • Embellishments
    • Pretty Pink Posh Gold Sequins
  • Adhesives
    • Bearly Arts Glue
    • 3M Foam Tape
  • Tools
    • Crafter’s Companion Gemini Jr.
    • Crafter’s Companion Foilpress

Indigo Wreath Woven Hello

Hello there and happy Labor Day! I hope that you all are enjoying your three day weekend! I had my friend Kim come out on Saturday. I went into Manhattan in the afternoon and met her for lunch and then we drove back out to my house. Sunday morning we went over to Long Beach and met Jim for a nice walk along the boardwalk which we finished just before it started to drizzle. She took the train home yesterday afternoon and I spent the rest of the day relaxing. I’m hoping to get into the Craft Closet today and play with some new goodies that I recently acquired!

The other day I was digging through my stash and came across one of favorite products from back when I had the store! I decided that it would make a fun background for some new goodies. To start my card I used the Pinkfresh Indigo Vines Washi Tape and added it to a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. I used the coordinating Pinkfresh Indigo Vines Die to cut it out. My card base is also Neenah Solar White 110lb. The background is a piece of Grey 110lb that I embossed using the We R Memory Keepers Next Level Woven 3D Embossing Folder. It’s added to the card base with Bearly Arts Glue. I used 3M Foam Tape to add the wreath. My greeting is from the Pinkfresh Perfect Sentiments Hot Foil Plate. I used Crafter’s Companion Aurora Hot Foil on a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb and cut it out with the coordinating Pinkfresh Perfect Sentiments Die. More foam tape is used to add the greeting to the card and for a little sparkle I added Pinkfresh Stargazer Jewels and some sequins from Little Things by Lucy. A quick simple card thanks to the Washi Tape and sentiments!

I hope that you enjoyed my card for today! I want to thank you for sharing a little bit of your time with me! Enjoy the rest of your Labor Day!

  • Hot Foil Plate
    • Pinkfresh Perfect Sentiments
  • Washi Tape
    • Pinkfresh Indigo Vines
  • Dies
    • Pinkfresh Indigo Vines and Perfect Sentiments
  • Embossing Folder
    • We R Memory Keepers Next Level Woven 3D
  • Card Stock
    • Neenah Solar White 110lb
    • Recollections Grey 110lb
  • Hot Foil
    • Crafter’s Companion Aurora
  • Tools
    • Crafter’s Companion Gemini Jr
    • Crafter’s Companion Foilpress
    • Spellbinders Platinum
  • Adhesives
    • Bearly Arts Glue
    • 3M Foam Tape
  • Embellishments
    • Pinkfresh Stargazer Gems
    • Little Things by Lucy Sequins

Perfect Butterfly Smile

Hello! Sorry I have MIA again. I have been spending a little time each day in the Craft Closet and taking my time making cards. Sometimes I get some of it done and then come back the next day to finish it off. I do have quite a few made so I will make sure that I post a little more often. I find that if I don’t keep myself to a schedule the Mojo flows a little better! On another note I seriously cannot believe that it’s September! That was one really quick summer. I’m not looking forward to the cooler weather and having to give up my flip-flops! LOL!

The card that I created for today uses the Pinkfresh Miss Your Smile Stamp Set and coordinating Stencils. I stamped it in Hero Arts Soft Granite Ink using my Misti. The inks that I used with the coordinating Pinkfresh Miss Your Smile Stencil are Hero Arts Orchid, Passion Flower, Soft Lilac, Grape Juice, Mint Julep and Antigua. I trimmed the panel to 8 1/4 to 3 1/4 and adhered it to a piece of Hunter Green card stock. To create the butterfly I used the Pinkfresh Butterflies Hot Foil Plate and some Crafter’s Companion Aurora Foil on a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb and a piece of Heat Resistant Acetate. On the card stock one I used the coordinating Pinkfresh Butterflies Stencils and Hero Arts Passion Flower, Grape Juice, Mint Julep and Antigua Ink to color in the butterfly. A little Black Copic Multiliner colors in the body. The coordinating Pinkfresh Butterflies Dies are used to cut them both out and they are adhered to each other on the butterfly body with Bearly Arts Glue. I added the panel to a card base of Neenah 110lb and then added the butterfly with 3M Foam Tape. My greeting is from the Pinkfresh Perfect Sentiments Hot Foil Plate and is also foiled in Aurora and cut out with the coordinating Pinkfresh Perfect Sentiments Die. I cut it out two more times from 110lb card stock and adhered them to each other and to the back of the greeting with Bearly Arts Glue. It’s then added to the card. For some more sparkle I added a few sequins from the Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Shimmer Mix.

I love the purples and greens together and that Aurora Foil is definitely my favorite! I hope that you like my card for today and as always, thank you so much for taking some time out of your day to spend with me! Enjoy the rest of your Thursday!

  • Stamp Set
    • Pinkfresh Miss Your Smile
  • Ink
    • Hero Arts Orchid, Passion flower, Soft Lilac, Grape Juice, Soft Granite, Mint Julep and Antigua
  • Pen
    • Black Copic Multiliner
  • Dies
    • Pinkfresh Butterflies
  • Stencils
    • Pinkfresh Miss Your Smile and Butterflies
  • Hot Foil Plates
    • Pinkfresh Butterflies and Perfect Sentiments
  • Hot Foil
    • Crafter’s Companion Aurora
  • Card Stock
    • Neenah Solar White 110lb
    • Heat Resistant Acetate
    • My Colors Hunter Green
  • Embellishments
    • Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Shimmer Mix
  • Adhesives
    • Bearly Arts Glue
    • 3M Foam Tape
  • Tools
    • Crafter’s Companion Gemini Jr.
    • Crafter’s Companion FoilPress
    • Misti

Sending Clear Butterflies

Happy Thursday! I had the pleasure of spending some time at the Lake for a few days, hence my absence. It rained a lot and the puppies got sick but it was still nice to get away none the less. My parents were also away in Disney with my Brother, Erika and the kids. Taylor pet sat for me and enjoyed a little time having her own place. I can’t believe that it’s almost the end of August… where did the summer go?!

I really have been enjoying my little obsession with hot foiling! I watched a video by Carissa Wiley a while ago and she had done it on acetate. I definitely had to give that a try! I also decided to jump on the paper strips bandwagon! To make the strips I used the Pinkfresh Slim Stripes Dies. I cut out two colors of Blue 110lb and some Gold Foil. They are added to a Slimline Card base at an angle with Bearly Arts Glue. I used my Paper Trimmer to trim off the excess. My butterflies are foiled using the Pinkfresh Small Butterflies Hot Foil Plate and some Crafter’s Companion Gold Foil onto a piece of Heat Resistant Acetate. They are cut out with the coordinating Pinkfresh Small Butterflies Dies. My sentiment is from the Spellbinders Yana’s Sentiments Glimmer Hot Foil Collection and is also foiled in the same gold. I cut it out using the included matching die along with a few extras so that I could stack them for some dimension. I added the butterflies and sentiment to the card along with a few The Stamp Market Clear Droplets and called the card done!

I hope that you like today’s card. It’s clean and I think that clear foiled butterflies are really cool! Thank you very much for visiting with me today! Enjoy the rest of your Thursday!

  • Hot Foil Plates
    • Pinkfresh Small Butterflies
    • Spellbinders Yana’s Sentiments
  • Hot Foil
    • Crafter’s Companion Gold
  • Dies
    • Pinkfresh Slim Stripes and Small Butterflies
  • Card Stock
    • Neenah Solar White 110lb
    • Recollections Blues 110lb
    • The PaperCut Gold Mirror Foil
  • Specialty
    • Heat Resistant Acetate
  • Embellishments
    • The Stamp Market Clear Droplets
  • Adhesives
    • Bearly Arts Glue
  • Tools
    • Crafter’s Companion Gemini Jr.
    • Crafter’s Companion Foilpress
    • Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer

Embrace Silver & Blues

Hi there peeps and a happy Monday to you all! I had a nice weekend and did something that I haven’t done in a very long time. On Saturday I took a ride into the city and picked up my friend Kim. We went downtown so I could go and see The Ink Pad’s new location. They have been there for well over a year but because of everything that has been going on I haven’t really been in the city. The new shop is nice and packed with fun stuff! Unfortunately Anna wasn’t there but I did get to see Patrice. I of course picked up a few things! LOL! Yesterday my friend George helped me do some things to my car and then Heather made a delicious dinner. A nice weekend indeed!

My card for today uses the Pinkfresh Small Butterflies Hot Foil Plate again! I think I’m a little addicted to hot foiling!I used my Gemini Jr. and the Gemini Foilpress along with the Pinkfresh Small Butterflies Hot Foil Plate and some Silver Glimmer Foil to create the butterflies.

Next up I used the coordinating Pinkfresh Small Butterflies Stencil and Concord & 9th Midnight, Peacock, Oceanside and Aqua Sky Ink to add color.

I then cut them out with the coordinating Pinkfresh Small Butterflies Dies. For the background I cut a piece of Dark Blue Card Stock with the Pinkfresh Slim Diagonal Stitched Plaid Die. It’s trimmed to 8 1/4 by 3 1/4 and adhered to a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb. For the leaves I used the Pinkfresh Curvy Leaves Die and cut them from Silver Foil Card Stock. They are added to the card base with Bearly Arts Glue. The butterflies are adhered with Foam Tape. My greeting is from the Pinkfresh Butterflies Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder onto a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb. It’s also adhered to the card with Foam Tape. For a little more sparkle I added a few Crystal Confetti. I don’t use much silver or blue and I actually really love them together! I hope that you enjoyed my card for today! I appreciate your visit and wish you a pleasant day!

  • Stamp Set
    • Pinkfresh Butterflies
  • Ink
    • Concord & 9th Midnight, Peacock, Oceanside and Aqua Sky
    • Versamark
  • Dies
    • Pinkfresh Small Butterflies, Curvy Leaves and Slim Diagonal Stitched Plaid
  • Hot Foil Plate
    • Pinkfresh Small Butterflies
  • Foil
    • Spellbinders Silver
  • Card Stock
    • Neenah Solar White 110lb
    • Recollection Dark Blue 110lb
    • Stampin’ Up! Silver Foil
  • Embellishments
    • The Stamp Market Crystal Confetti
  • Adhesives
    • Bearly Arts Glue
    • 3M Foam Tape
  • Tools
    • Crafter’s Companion Gemini Jr. and Foilpress
    • Heat Tool
    • Blending Brushes