Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Kind Heart

Hi Blog Friends!

I hope you aren't tired of seeing the cards I make for my daughter!
Those cards just keep me going in the area of creating, & I enjoy trying to brighten her day!
I am also trying to light a fire under her, where card making is concerned! LOL
She hasn't really shown much interest.
 when she is in school, & when she has studying & has many papers to do.
BUT, I DID make head-way with the Monogram Card I did for her using the Glimmer Machine.
Funny, how a little GOLD can interest a girl!  LOL

So today, I have another card using the Glimmer Machine! ;)

Kind Heart
I foiled the card base with the Spellbinders- Glimmer Machine, 
 Spellbinders- Elegant Rectangle- GLP-029,
 & Rose Gold Foil-which comes with the machine.

I KNEW I wanted to use this sentiment from- The Ton-Kind, Fierce & Brave.
I bought it specifically for our daughter.
It SO describes her! 
She has a "kind heart,"
(She is very sensitive to the needs of others & has empathy for them.)
She has a "Fierce Mind,"
(I always tried to let her voice her opinion on things & not squelch her spirit---
trying to teach her, her opinion on things matters, & gently steering her,
which took great patience for mom at times!)
And she has a "Brave Spirit."
(She is like E'owyn in Lord of the Rings, ready to fight wrong doings!
  She LOVES to think of herself as fierce! You don't know how many times I had to tell her to put her plastic sword away when she was younger, imitating E'owyn! LOL)
I die cut the sentiment out with 
 Spellbinders- Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month-Softly Spoke'n Flip & Gatefold Die--
just the oval piece.
I stamped the sentiment with Versa Mark in my Misti & sprinkled it with
 Stampendous- Aged Rose Embossing Enamel.

Next, I die cut Spellbinders- Tiara Rondelle,  added Versa Mark,
 & sprinkled the same Embossing Enamel as above & heat set it.
I adhered the die with Artist Tac- a new product that was sent to me by Dina Kowal.
I LOVED how easy it was to attach this die cut! ;)

I also knew I wanted to use The Ton's-Peony Cluster Mini Stamp & Die Set.
Stamping two floral clusters on Bristol Smooth with Versa Mark & using the same Embossing Enamel, & die cutting them both out after I water colored them with Letraset Aqua Markers.

I popped the sentiment & the flowers up on Scotch Perm. Mounting Tape.

Hers is the inside. 
The sentiment is from the same set by The Ton- Kind, Fierce, & Brave,
& I embossed it with the same Embossing Enamel as above.

 Lastly, I added Paper Studio- Pearls.
Elegant, beautiful & encouraging.
Just what I was going for!
HOPE you like!


"Kind Heart, Fierce Mind, Brave Spirit.
Yeah, I'm talking about YOU!"

Supplies not mentioned above:
* Paper Studio Card Stock
*Faber Castell- Click-N-Go Pot
*Silver Black Velvet Brush-size 2
*Wagner Heat Tool
*Spellbinders-Platinum Die Cutting Machine 
*Teflon Bone Folder

Monday, January 7, 2019

Floral Wonder!

Hi Blog Friends!

I just couldn't stop playing with my new "toy,"
The Spellbinders Glimmer Machine!

I will be entering my card in
Simon Says Stamp 
Wednesday Challenge
Simon Says:
"Something New"
Found here:


Simon Says Stamp
Monday Challenge
Simon Says:
"Use Something New"
Found here:

I "Glimmered" my card stock & ran it through my Platinum,
& ended up with this wonderful golden scrolly pattern. 
Now what? I decided to add a floral to it!
Something different than what I've been seeing....

Floral Wonder
What do you think?
I used Spellbinders- Glimmer Die-Elegant Rectangle.
(This die comes with 2 other glimmer dies that fit inside of this rectangle.) 

I chose to use a Simon Says Stamp image-Beautiful Flowers 2.
I just stamped it over the glimmer in my Misti in a light ink, 
so I could do No Line Coloring.

I used Prisma Colored Pencils & lastly, I added Nuvo Crystal Drops for dew drops.

You can layer-up these foiled pieces, or do one layer cards.
I've found they add a NICE TOUCH to one layer cards.
The foiling just gives that little "umph" you're looking for in a one layer card.

The shine is unbelievable! 
I've found Spellbinders- Glimmer Machine to be SO EASY to use, &
the shine,  gives a better coverage than I've found with other machines that foil!

 A little TIP here:
I found my Glimmer Machine at  Hobby Lobby & used their 40% Off Coupon! ;)
The lady at the register wanted to know WHAT did I have??? LOL
I got to tell her ALL about the Glimmer Machine & it peaked her interest!
SSS carries them too, along with other stores!
I think they're going to be such a HIT! ;)

Hope you'll join in on the fun with the Glimmer Machine!
If you get one, let me know & I'll come over to visit! ;)


 ***This card was chosen "Favorites for the week ending Jan. 12th, 2019" on SCS!***

WHAT will I glimmer next???

Supplies not mentioned above:
*Paper Studio- Card Stock
*SU- Ink
*Faber Castell- Pencil Sharpener
*FC- Perfection 7056 Pencil Eraser
*Clip Board

Friday, January 4, 2019

Make Today Count!

Hi Blog Friends!

I have a card for you today, that is one of my weekly cards I send to our daughter
while she is away at school.
I thought it was a good card for the New Year too;
Each day, we should remember to 
"Make Today Count!"

I LOVE the way it came out!
 It makes for a nice card to display,
 OR it could even be framed!

As I told you in my last post, Santa was good to me, & I received the
Spellbinders- Glimmer Machine.
I am entering my card in
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Simon Says: "Something New"
Found here:

Make Today Count
 Look at that shimmer glimmer!
Done with the Spellbinders- Glimmer Machine!
I used Paper Studio- Heavy Weight Card Stock in Cream.
I thought the cream would be BEAUTIFUL with the Gold!
Sure enough!

I matted the sentiment- Spellbinders Glimmer Die- Make Today Count- GLP-010
 up on Recollections- Foil Paper, & mounted it all up on Scotch Perm. Mounting Tape.
I then Die Cut- PTI- Delicates Die & altered it a bit....

Here you can see the cream card stock a bit better.
I added 28 Lilac Lane Sequins for the last touch.
Not really much needed with all of this glimmering beauty!

Spellbinders has a Glimmer Hot Foil  Kit of the Month now,
if you haven't heard!
You can check it out here:
Simon Says Stamp also carries some of these wonders! ;)
Found here:

Happily shinning glimmering away here!

Supplies not mentioned above:
* Scor-Buddy
*Teflon Bone Folder
*Multi-Med. Matte
*Marvy Jewel Picker

Tuesday, January 1, 2019


Hi Blog Friends!

I HOPE everyone had a wonderful Christmas with your families!
We had a nice day together here;
I am so blessed!

Today, I'm showing you some cards I made with 
The Spellbinders Glimmer Machine!
I am in love with this machine!
I loved seeing all of the creations the SB Design Team made when they premiered this machine,
 & now, I am enjoying what I've made with it too! LOL
Santa was good to me! ;)
I had some Thank You cards to make.....
The first one is more colorful, 
& so I named it
A Colorful Thank You!
 I foiled the large Thank You first using SB- Glimmer Die- Thank You- GLP-024 & some SB- Foil.
I wanted something at the top & decided to stamp my image in Ink On 3- Fade Out Ink,
 for no line coloring.

The image is by SSS- Strangeness- SSS101872, colored in Prisma Colored Pencils, 
& I went over it with Gamsol for blending.

I went over the top of the colored flowers with Nuvo- Mother of Pearl Mousse for shimmer.
It smeared the colored pencils some (didn't mean to do that), & it toned down the coloring too, but I'm alright with it.
Lastly, I added Multi-Med. Matte & added 28 Lilac Lane Sequins.

Look at the shine from the foiling!

Next up, I did a traditional Monogram Card,
Monogram Elegance!
I used Spellbinders- Elegant Monograms- GLP-035 & SB- Monogram Medallions- GLP-036,
 & some of the foil that came with the machine.

I started my cards with a cut card base at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", & scored at 4 1/4".

I have to say, the Monogram Sets are THE SETS to get--for now!
This is my favorite!!!

If you haven't gotten Spellbinders Glimmer Machine, GET ONE! LOL
You'll LOVE IT!


Supplies not mentioned above:
*Paper Studio- Heavy Card Stock
* Nuvo- Dual Tipped Brushes
*Mono Sand Eraser
*SB- Glimmer Machine
*SB- Platinum
*SB- Foils
*Marvy Jewel Picker
*Telfon Bone Folder
*Tonic Guillotine