Quick and Colorful + Mama Elephant Giveaway!

Hey. Quick card today. Quick and colorful.

I just am so smitten with this stamp set from Mama Elephant. I simply stamped the triangle cluster image in black and colored with markers.

(I plan to make another of this design in blue colors – perfect for a masculine card!)

Giveaway time! I have an extra Mama Elephant stamp set and it needs a good home. Leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 4/26/13 for your chance to win it.

(By the way, we have some winners! The winner of the Lawn Fawn stamp set is Karen G. The winners of the His and Hers class spots are Suzanne E, Val and Theresa H. And finally, the lucky winner of the Kiwi Crate giveaway is S. Patterson. I will email you all!)

Mama Elephant Today Was Stamp Set (SSS|EH)


Copic Markers (SSS|EH)



Neenah White Cardstock 250 Sheets (SSS|EH)


Neenah White Cardstock 25 Sheets (SSS|EH)



Video: Wood Window Card

Hello! I am back with more fun using the wood paper… along with colored wood embellishments and a window card design. Watch and see…

I was inspired to die cut windows from some awesome wood paper after seeing a card my fab friend Kathy Racoosin did at a retreat a couple weeks ago. (Be sure to go see her card HERE – it is very clever! She is the master of looking at products differently and creatively. She turned this die and wood paper combo into a cruise ship!) These windows are quick to do with the three-square die from Simon Says Stamp. (This is so much faster than trying to line up individual dies or punching them!) That wood paper is awesome…

I then added some wood embellishments that I colored with markers. Theses wood icons are from Prima and the sets are incredible – lots of variety for a good price. Must haves.

The greeting is from one of my favorite Hero Arts sets. Love the look of white on that wood paper.

Again, be sure to head over to Kathy’s blog to see what she created. It is fabulous, just like her!


Another Die Cut Card

Hey there!

As promised, I am back with yet another card using some new dies. And, once again, my favorite new background stamp

I die cut the wreath from Neenah white cardstock and colored it with Copic markers (YG17, YG67, R22, R24, BG13, BG15). Did it quick and simple – not over thinking it. I did cut it twice and popped the flowers up. (This is a great technique – die cut a shape from white cardstock and color it with markers.)

And that banner die is the coolest die ever. It doesn’t just cut a banner with “v” ends, it scores and has added angles just right to cut and fold into the perfect dimensional banner. I have been wanting this for some time! And the stamps fit perfectly in the die. (You can buy the die alone, the stamps alone or both together.)

See you soon with another.


How-To Video: Thin Glitter Die Cuts

Hello. I have a video for you today! This one shows how to create super thin glitter die cuts. Hard to explain, so I did a video to show…

Here is the glitter fun. I love that it looks like it was done by hand…

You could do this technique with many die cuts. I really recommend this Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter. It stays put and looks like shimmery velvet…

THIS is the die I used for this card. It is an exclusive Simon Says Stamp die that was made by Memory Box. (I have mentioned before my love for these high quality dies.)

There are several of these exclusive dies (including both used on this card) – you can find them HERE.

See you again soon.

(By the way, I will be back with a list of recent winners soon.)



Wait – there’s more…

I forgot I had a few more cards to share using the wood veneer from Studio Calico. Simple but fun. (If you missed my first shares, go HERE.)

Again, these are simple. But with the texture and cute shapes of the wood veneer, you don’t need a lot…

These wood veneer frames are such fun to use. (They come apart – lots of frames here.) Wasn’t sure about them at first, but now? I have ordered more…

And another with the same wood houses

Again, I just colored these with Copics but you can use pretty much anything.

See you soon. Off to snuggle my little girl.


Wood Veneer

I love when a product comes out and you just have to have it. Especially when lots come in a package, giving it great mileage for the money.

A perfect example? Studio Calico’s wood veneer embellishments. Here are a few cards I threw together with them.

First one has some wood veneer hearts on a double embossed notecard (shown in a video in A Cut Above – you can still take it)…

All of these wood veneer pieces start out as plain wood but I colored them quickly with Copics. You could use pretty much anything to color them. Here, I layered an open bird on top of a solid bird. Eyes were done with Black Enamel…


More layering here. I just glue them together with Glossy Accents…

My favorites are these stars. They are super small, making them fun to scatter on a card like I do normally with tiny punched hearts or gems. Fabulous. Added Rock Candy Distress Stickles to these. Looks like sugar.

And look how many come in a pack? Awesome…

You can see all the fun wood veneers HERE.

Oh, and see those hexagon and chevron embossed notecards? I did that with one embossing folder. The Spellbinders M-Bossailities can be used with any die cut machine. Emboss it one way and get one pattern. Turn it inside out and emboss and you get another pattern. Love. A great deal. And since it is a true embossing folder, it gives deep impressions.

Have a good night.