Friday, December 5, 2014

Dreams and Sparkle

Thank you Karina for posting so many inspirational words of wisdom, from which come my best cards.

The hardest thing is to find the correct font....

A little touch of blue Copic, a few snowflakes for sparkle, and we are in business...




Until next time!

Blooming Cake

Blooming cake

A very simple card that could be used for different occasions.

I just stamped the cake image on blue card stock and added some puffy paint.

I then embossed a frame with my cuttlebug and a Lifestyle Crafts rectangle.


Until next time!

Caught a Bug?

Caught a Bug? Get well soon!

Another funny card, unfortunately the picture doesn't give it credit.

I used a Bug Stick from Stamps by Judith inside another of her stamp, a mini jar. 

I then colored a little with a blue Copic and added a 3D crystal Lacquer that when dry, look like glass.

I then framed the picture in black and in red.


Until next time!

Merry Christmas/Happy Hanukkah

A very clever idea, I'll say... not one of mine unfortunately.

A card that would go both way, for Christmas or Hanukkah depending which way you open it.

I printed the two sentiments and added a tree for Christmas, which double itself in a dreidel for Hanukkah. 


Until next time!

Thanks in Tiffany blue

 Another of Bird cutting file, and another adaptation. I made a similar card on November 2013, (post #418), and wanted a simpler one.

This is the results: a little piece of Tiffany blue paper and a heart stamp from Judith, one of those wonderful sticks I can't get tired of.


Until next time.

Clean and Simple Cutting Files Cards

Just a few CAS cards made with Bird's cutting files, (,
with a silver backing.




Until next time!

Snow Scene

A Snow Scene cut with my Silhouette Cameo using Bird cutting file. (

I added a few piece of card stock on the under side to mimic the light at the window and the driveway to the door.

On the blue background, I also stamped some snow flakes with the Snowflake stick from Stamps by Judith. 


Until next time!

Wedding Towels

Wedding Towels

Another twist to the Wedding Towels card I made 2 years ago (Congratulations Newly Weds, February 20, 2012, post #222), this one inspired from a post on the blog The creation of Creativity.

On a Kraft background with a printed sentiment, I placed two square Brads and a silver thread in between to hold a piece of material/paper split in two.

I added a punched red little heart.

This could work for an anniversary card or a congratulations.


The other card....


Until next time.

You Are the Bee's Knees

You're the Bee's Knees.

An old expression that is coming back in our days,  "you're the bee's knees" means, sweet and good. 

Thank you Jen for being the inspiration to this new card.
All sweet and good!


I used a Sizzix embossing folder for the background and printed the sentiment in two different fonts... I can't decide which one is better.

I had a sheet of bees for the longest time... I can't remember where I got it.

And this is it!

Until next time....

Friday, November 21, 2014

Sea Scene Birthday

I am posting a last card for today... so I can go back to making new ones!

This one makes use of embossing folders and cuttlebug.

The clouds one is a Sizzix, and the distressed stripes a Cuttlebug.

The sentiment  stamp is from papertrey ink, and by now you should recognize my Fiskars cloud punch... my all time favorite!

I added 3 little pylons and some baker's twine.


Until next time...

Miss you Raindrops

A miss you raindrops card... with my always handy Fiskars cloud punch.

I also used a Sparkle n Sprinkle raindrops stamp, and some dimensionals under the cloud.

Adding a simple sentiment printed on the card, and rounding the corners finish it beautifully.


Until next time!

Baby Card with Bears

From time to time, I feel like making newborn cards.

This Martha Stewart bear punch embosses at the same time.

I glued my line of bears between two embossed lines made using the Sizzix embossing folder in my cuttlebug.

I added a mini bow made using a fork; this way it always comes out very regular.

Rounding the corners of the card softened the look of it. 


Until next time!

Butterfly Silver Card

A butterfly silver card that can be used for many occasions. This is why I didn't print any sentiment.

The butterfly comes from a Cheery Lynn designs die cut, using the cuttlebug. I then taped it back on the inside of the silver card stock.

The detail at the bottom of the silver was cut with Spellbinder nestability labels 19.

I chose a pale green ribbon to finish it.


Until next time!

Snowy Scene Christmas Card

A snowy scene from Bird's cutting file. 

Check my previous cards made with similar cutting files (411, 408, 403), all from

Once again, I used the stampsbujudith stick and stubby stamps to ass snowflakes to the night scene.

Adding a piece of yellow card stock in the windows, add some warmth to it... someone is home!


Until next time!

Christmas Ornaments

Another one! Some christmas ornaments cut with my Silhouette Cameo, from a cutting file Bird posted this week.

Check out her blog,

I used a silver and black card stock, and a snowflake "stick" stamp from stampbyjudith to give it some sparkle.


Until next time!

Ho Ho Ho!

A Christmas card although we are still before thanksgiving...


I used some snowflakes eyelets, and a lot of glitter.
Until next time!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Please Don't Start Buying Cats

Happy Birthday,
please don't start buying cats.

I made this card for a special lady who owns a ranch in Ramona. 
She must have 80 horses there and 9 dogs roaming around.

Now this card makes sense, doesn't it?


Until next time!

Happy Birthday Doctor!

Happy Birthday Doctor!

I needed a card for my daughter's boyfriend, a very smart 24 year old in medical school.

This is what I came up with after browsing the internet for ideas.

I used a white linen, a black and silver card stock for the stethoscope and pen in the pocket.

With my cuttlebug and the Lifestyle Crafts Circle, I cut the different circles.

The button was made out of pearlized paper and the Papertrey Ink Buttons cutting die.

The hardest part was to figure out the folding to make it look even... (I am a little size challenged.)

But I made it and loved the result.


Until next time!

Father's Day Bendy Card

Father's Day Bendy Card

This is another cutting file from Bird (; the card is pretty easy to assemble once your silhouette cuts all the 3 parts, the card itself, the front of it and the little stars.

It stands on its own once it is folded.

The size of the card is smaller than an A2, but since I wasn't mailing it, I didn't bother altering the size.

I think it is pretty cute!


Until next time!

Every cloud

Every cloud...
has a silver lining

If there is a tool I do not regret buying, that would be the Fiskars cloud punch. 
I have been using it over and over, mixing and matching the two size of clouds I have.

Cut out of white linen and on a kraft card stock with dimensional stickies, it has the best effect....


Until next time!

With Love

With Love

It has been a while since I haven't posted anything.

Well, I am back!

Here is a cutting file from Birds, (, I used gold and silver card stock.

Resizing the cutting file to make A2 cards, and adding a white linen insert were the two alterations I made to Bird's card.


Until next time!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Baby Card Teddy Bears

I used Martha Stewart teddy bear punches, and made a few in brown, pink and blue.

I then lined them up on a white panel with a printed sentence.


Until next time.

#1 Dad, #1 Mom

Another cutting file from Bird and if you resize the cup a little narrower, it will fit in an A2 envelope.


Do visit Bird's site!

Until next time...

Mother's Day Butterflies

This time, I used a cutting file from Bird, with my Silhouette Cameo and made a few different cards in changing the framed sentiment.

Here is a Mother's day one, but it could also be a sympathy, birthday or else.


Until next time.

Thank You Cut Out

With a cutting file from GetSilvered, it is such a pleasure to create new cards in a minute.

So do check up her site:

The cutting files are free and they come in several format, svg, studio, etc...

The only thing to do with the silhouette is to size the file so as the card will fit in an A2 envelope.


As you might know by now, I have a little something for Tiffany blue, so I added a folder inside the card in that color.

Until next time.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Happy Birthday 2U

Another very easy card, thanks to Bird... check out her silhouette studio files on

I cut it in white card stock and the shadow sentiment in blue card stock. Off centering the circle, made the card a little different.


Until next time!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Happy BEAR-thday

Happy BEAR-thday

Hopefully my son will understand the pun. 

Back to greeting cards, after the driftwood boats little interlude.

This card is for my youngest son, a very proud (and very smart)  UCLA Bruin.
Every year, finding a new idea for a card is a challenge... so I let the ideas simmer and brew, and this is what I came up with.

I love when the number of years appear on the card because at one point you can't remember when was the card for.

 I used an embossing folder for the background and printed the Bruin before framing it in blue and yellow.

  Bauhaus 93 is the font the closest to the UCLA font.


So what do you think?