Friday, May 11, 2018

Floral Edge Die Card For Mom

The fancy edge cutting die I purchased earlier this year 
makes it easy enough to create a pretty card.
I ran it through the Big Shot twice to cut both long
edges of the white card stock.

It is layered on a Daffodil Delight card stock base.

I colored the petals with two shades of chalks and 
added mini rhinestones to the centers of some.
I then carefully lifted the petals to give dimension.

The rubber stamp image (Well Scripted by Stampin Up!', 2010)
was heat embossed with a shimmery yellow embossing powder.

Yellow with white polka dots wide grosgrain ribbon
 was bought at a dollar store quite some time ago.

I also used a long "forgotten" metal edge tag. 
I've used a few of them on projects this year.....

Thanks for looking =)

I'm entering my card in the following challenges
Crafting By Designs - Mother's Day
Retro Rubber - Flowers
 -this stamp isn't as old as most that I have, it's from this decade ;)

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Rainbow of Butterflies Cards

I finally got around to making my own 
paper punched images "rainbow" cards !

textured card stock cards, Die Cuts With A View
 white and black card stocks
clouds embossing folder, Stampin' Up!
rubber stamp image, Stampin' Up
white embossing powder and Versamark ink
paint chip samples
Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Thanks for looking ;)

I'm entering my card in the current challenge at 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Rustic Rose Card for Mom

Today's card is based on a fun layout I've seen done similarly,
perhaps it was a sketch challenge somewhere in the past.
I just recall the basic idea and kept it "on file"
in the back of my mind to use one day ;) 

All stamp images are oldies from Stampin' Up!
DD Cottage Rose (1999)
Woodgrain (2009)
Itty Bitty Backgrounds (1997)

inks, card stocks and linen thread were also from SU!

strip of patterned paper, an old Die Cuts With A View paper stack
(scrap saved from another project because it would be wasteful to throw it away,
decent enough sized to use for something someday!)

tiny yellow rhinestones 

really old paper doily from my crafting supplies stash

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:

Whenever I enter the Retro Rubber Challenge and look up
the age of my stamps, two things come to mind: 
1) time really does fly, it doesn't seem like I've had the stamps that long....
2) does anyone else keep all of the stamps they've collected over the years?!

(putting an old paper doily to use,
actually everything on the card I've had for several years -
time flies!)

Thanks for looking :) 

Bookworm Fairy Bookmark

Today I am sharing my first blog challenge project
as the newest design team member at
What a surprise it was to be asked,
out of the blue, the be a part of their team :)

TTCRD is a weekly 
Anything Goes challenge blog
a bi-monthly magazine (info below).

This week we are sponsored by

who are generously supplying the Top Winner
(randomly chosen) with 3 digital images.

I used the Bookworm Fairy image for my bookmark.
Additional details will be in the magazine.

Be sure to check out the rest of the design teams creations!

The May-June 2018 issue of Through the Craft Room Door Magazine has been released. With over a dozen tutorials, including a video and a product review and many cards / projects you are sure to find something that gets you in your craft room!

Our theme this month is Christening/Baptism, Wreaths (Any theme) and Mermaids so we have quite a few Inspiration pages for you to check out.

Our Featured Digi Artist, the ever-lovely Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes Doodle & Designs! Her designs are so fun and imaginative! Love them!

Our Special Challenge on the Website is a Clean and Simple, single layer challenge. Come check out the great inspiration from the Design team and play along! Please note: this challenge is open to ALL members of the Through the Craft Room Door, but you must be a member of the special challenges group to play along for a chance to win a gift card to

If you are not a current subscriber and interested in subscribing, fees for 6 bi-monthly issues is $18.00 for first time subscribers. This gives you access to current and 24 months of back issues. Renewing fees are $12.00 with discount refunded once payment is confirmed. To sign up, go to and click on the Magazine Subscription tab or if you have questions, please contact Cara at