Friday, November 17, 2017


"Hello" Blog Friends!

Today, I have a card for you that I enjoyed making.
It's a basically a one layer card.
Take a peak!

I used regular card stock--- card stock for your printer for my base.
(There, I've told you one of my secrets! LOL)

I used WPlus9- Kind Soul in my Misti,
stamping it on one end, flipping it & stamping the other end of the card front.

That of course left a blank spot in the middle, 
which  is where I placed a strip of card stock with my sentiment from the same set by WPlus9.
I heat embossed it & used a White pen to add highlights & dots....

I water colored my flowers.
What?  On that paper? You say.
I used Faber Castell Water Color Pencils to add color where I wanted it,
 & then used Novu Aqua Brushes to move the color. 
Layering color as I went.....
(Granted, the color doesn't move as much as water color paper,
but it does work if you are patient with it & don't add too much water.) 

I also used a Spellbinders- Graceful Boarders- 6 x 6 Frame Maker Dies for my flourish.

Adding Prima Flowers & Gems, along with an envelope made with WRMK Envelope Maker

Hope you like!

Add some FLOURISH to your day!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

We Love You Dawn!

 Hi Blog Friends!

Here today with a post & card for Dawn McVey!
Dawn ALWAYS creates the most colorful & beautiful cards over at PTI.
They would bless anyone receiving them & brighten anyone's day
I ABSOLUTELY LOOOOVE Dawn's florals! ;)
WHO wouldn't LOVE  bright cheery flowers when they aren't feeling well, or at any other time?
I HOPE you are doing well Dawn & have a SPEEDY RECOVERY!

You can read all about Dawn, from PTI  below.

We Love Dawn
Designer Dawn McVey has been an active part of the paper crafting industry for nearly a decade. Not only has she played an important role within the Papertrey community, she has always been a ray of sunshine to others through blogging and social media. Many of you are familiar with the personal health struggles she has had over the past few years, and might have seen the recent news that she is now a proud small intestine transplant survivor.
The community thought there would be no better way to honor Dawn and support her during her journey to recovery than to make a colorful, vibrant presentation of get well soon greetings. Dawn has always brought color and joy into our lives, and now we are able to do the same for her.
So here's to Dawn. May she find the strength on the hardest days. May she have peace through the recovery process. May she feel the love shining down on her from around the world.
If you would like to mail your creation to Dawn, you may use the address below.
Dawn McVey
Medstar Georgetown
3800 Reservoir Rd NW 
Washington, DC 20007
P.S. If you would like to help further, you can make a donation on Dawn's You Caring Page by using the widget below or going directly to the site HERE.

Please Note: If links don't work on my blog, you can find them on the PTI Blog here: 

Here is the card that I created for Dawn's Blog Hop!
 I used a set that Dawn created:
Floral Sketches

The flowers look so Vintage, just the way Dawn created them!
I stamped the flowers in Oxide Inks & spritzed them to brighten the colors & add interest.
I used PTI's- Brushed off: Rectangle to frame the sentiment. 

The sentiment on the outside is from the same set, embossed in gold.
I added Prima Crystals to the centers of the flowers & I added Spectrum Noir Sparkle to the flowers.

And the inside....
from PTI- Don't Forget To Write.
 Get Well Quick Dawn!!!!
We Love You!

You're in my Prayers,

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Are You Looking For A GREAT Read?

Hi Blog Friends!

Just a short post today, & a recommendation for a GREAT read!

I have recently read the book 
Jonathan Cahn


I just wanted to let you know what a  GREAT book The Paradigm is!
I couldn't put it down!

Something that I've always heard growing up,  & read in Scripture is that God loves me & knows me, inside & out!
He even knows the number of the hairs on my head.....
THAT is HOW WELL He knows us!
"But even the number of the hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not fear; you are worth more than many sparrows." 
Matthew 10:30-31 

"Indeed, even the hairs of you head are all numbered. So do not fear; you are more valuable than any sparrows." 
Luke 12:7
I don't know about you, but I will never weary of hearing how much God loves me!
This is what I took from this book.
The book gives us an ancient blueprint that holds the mystery of our times, as the book cover says.
I've always believed that God is SO GREAT that he knows ALL about us, 
all we have to do is trust Him! 
So many things get in the way of  our trusting Him---our upbringing, those that we should be able to trust not being able to trust them, the things that have gone wrong in our lives, 
that list just goes on & on....
God HAS A PLAN for our lives.
He KNOWS what we don't know, about our decisions & the why's, 
& exactly what we will do with our lives.
He has a "blueprint" for our lives.
It is up to US to make the right decisions for our lives.
He gives us the choice to put our decisions into His perfect will, or not!
Just like He gives us the choice to serve Him or not.
There are consequences to either side of those decisions.
The fact that God showed Jonathan Cahn a bit of His blueprint, 
& Mr. Cahn showing us in his book,
 down to dates, names, & even times is a beautiful mystery of MAGNIFICENT LOVE! 
Jonathan Cahn's book is another way for God to show His love for us, that just BLOWS MY MIND!
It is a GREAT READ & I know you won't be able to put it down either! 
God is good & He loves us!
He wants us to KNOW that & He wants us to choose what is pleasing to Him!
Loving submission to His Will!
The outcome for us looks good.
If we just choose to serve Him with our decisions in everything we do,
the consequences of our decisions will be rewarded!
Seek to please God in EVERYTHING!!!!
God doesn't want ANYONE to be lost!
Our time is short on this earth & growing shorter with each passing day!
Pray for our leaders, is another lesson I saw in this book, 
that they will follow Christ with ALL of their beings too!
That they won't fall short in leading our country in what God has for our country.

Matthew 24:44
"Therefore stay alert; for you do not know what day your Lord is coming."

KNOW, God loves you & cares about YOU!

Monday, October 30, 2017

BATMAN---- Spinner!

Hi Blog Friends!

I have a fun card for you today!
It's a BATMAN Spinner Card!
I made this card for our son's birthday & he loved it!
Even though he is older now, he still enjoys the interactive cards,

So, take a look at this Batman card I came up with this year!
I used  PTI- Noted: Scalloped A2 Die Collection for the right size oval cut for the 
2- DC Batman Stickers- Heavy Duty Embossed Metal Stickers- S- DC-0026-M,
found at Hobby Lobby.
Along with DC Comics-Sandy Lion Designer Paper
also found at Hobby Lobby.

 And the inside:

Here I used Batman Craft Stickers- DC Comics- Sandy Lion- SC5126
and PTI- Pen & Ink for the sentiment.
 Hope you like & get some inspiration for your Batman fan!

I've entered this card in the SSS Wednesday Challenge:
Anything Goes
You can find all the details here: 

Be a Hero today!

My card is 5 3/4" x 5 3/4".

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Simply Eyelet!

Hi Blog Friends!

Just a quick post here with a simple card!

Playing with Becca's Dies again, & this one turned out to be for our daughter in college;
one of those weekly cards I make for her. 
Quick & easy peesy.
Just what I needed! 

 I used the Spellbinders- Graceful Boarders- Graceful Eyelets Die!
Layered on top of some pink paper & adding ribbon with a bow to complete it! 
See what I mean?
Easy peesy! ;)

I can just see this done in blue too. 
Both would make excellent cards for baby gifts!

Lov'in Pink lately!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Lacey Thank You!

Hi Blog Friends!

Are you ready for this gorgeous fall weather?
We are! 
We LOVE the fall here. 
Soon, I'll be cooking up our Thanksgiving feast & enjoy having our family all back together again! 
As I'm sure you will be too!
There's nothing like having your own traditions with your children for the holidays!

Today, I have a Lacey Thank You card for you.
I have followed Becca Feeken's blog since I began paper crafting,
 & I have to tell you, she has only gotten better, if that's possible! 
Becca's blog is one I will ALWAYS follow! ;)
I can't believe the gorgeous dies she has been creating & all of her lovely creations, 
not to mention her design teams creations! 
They just make my heart pitter-patter!
Now, to do them justice.... LOL
Here is my card:
 Quite simple really! 
Just look at that lace die! Sigh! 
It is breathtaking isn't it?

If you follow Becca's blog you know this die is from the 
Graceful Boarders Collection- 
Graceful Floral Lace.

I used Neenah Metalic card stock for the lace.
I used Paper Studio's- Kirby Teesdale Studio Designer Paper with this.
I don't think there is much else to add to this really!
I wanted to add a flower or a tag,
 but those haven't arrived yet, 
& I needed a quick Thank You card for a dear friend, 
who has become our kids only "Auntie!"

 A few small pearls by Paper Studio & some sheer ribbon, woven in. 


****This card was chosen as FAVORITES for the week ending Oct. 21, 2017 over at SCS****

Hope you like & are getting some time to enjoy this wonderful season!
Happy Paper Crafting!

Monday, September 4, 2017

PTI- Make It Monday #296: Small Images On Repeat

Hi Blog Friends!

I think I am recovered now from PTI's Stamp-a-faire! LOL
My husband said it was a "Marathon!" 
I SO ENJOYED myself!

Today, I wanted to play along with
PTI's Make It Monday Challenge #296:
Small Images On Repeat
You can find more information on this challenge here:
Lexi is hosting the challenge today. 
Here are the two cards I did for this challenge: 
(I can only enter one, but once I got started, I couldn't stop, so you get an extra here! ) ;)
My hubby & son voted, so here is the one that I will be entering in the challenge:
 I used PTI- Boy Basics: Game On Stamp Set.

For my second card, just for fun....
I used PTI- Shine, & Ever So Much.

Hope you like!

See you over at PTI!