Friday, December 5, 2014

Sweet Christmas Wishes Topped with Love

Love this cute card - the Make and Take for this weekend's Christmas Open House.

Supplies used:
Dies:  Impression Obsession's take out coffee and Christmas charms sets
Stamp:  Impression Obsession
Other:  Stickles, smallest Marvy's heart punch, Sizzix/Hero Arts snow embossing folder, peel offs

Looking forward to seeing you!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Jingle All the Way - A Fun Reindeer Tag

Hi Everyone!  Here's one of the tags that we made and will make in the Tags Galore class!  It's a lot of fun with the bells hanging from the antlers!

The bells of course make the tag!!!

Supplies used:
Dies:  Marianne Collectable die set (even includes a stamp that says "Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way!"

Have a great day and be safe --- more bad weather is coming:(

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!

Hope you are enjoying this wonderful holiday with family, friends and good food!  I was home yesterday and made this Thanksgiving tag even though there was a snowstorm outdoors!
I had a lot of fun creating this fall scene with Impression Obsession dies. 

I also thought it would be fun to re-post some of my favorite Thanksgiving creations from the past.

 Here is the link to the original post:

And the link to this post:

And in 2011, here is the link for this card and the wine bottle tag:



And the 2012 link:

The link for this fall wreath:


And lastly the link for this pretty wheat tag:

Hope you enjoyed going down memory lane with me.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Clean and Simple Christmas Angel Card

I love angels and the Impression Obsession new angel die set makes two pretty angels perfect for Christmas cards.

The gold card stock makes this card very regal and yet the design is simple enough that you can mass produce it.

If you haven't started your Christmas cards, hope this gives you the inspiration to start!  Christmas will be here before we know it!!!

Supplies used:
Dies:  Impression Obsession angel set, Spellbinders floral ovals
Stamp:  Joy to the world
Embossing folder:  Joy crafts

Thanks so much for "stamping" by,

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Beautiful Christmas Cardinal

Happy Tuesday!
I finished this card for the Christmas card class this past Sunday and finally got around to take a picture of it! 

I just love this beautiful cardinal!  

You know, there are some cards that you finish and you truly love the way it turned out.  Well, this is one of those cards!  I have it sitting on top of the small TV in the kitchen so that I can enjoy it while I have my meals!

Everyone in class loved this card also - it is simple yet very elegant.  The cardinal is just gorgeous and the 3 wings layered onto the body gives it so much depth.   The bit of diamond stickles gives the whole card a pretty sparkle.

Here you can see the detail and depth of the card.  I think I will be making several of these this Christmas.  Even though this is a simple design, it does take a bit of time with all of the cutting and building of the layers, but it is soooo pretty!

Let me know if you would like this cardinal die, as I will be ordering more of them this week.  I want to make sure I get enough and that no one will be left out!

Supplies used:
Dies:  Dee's Distinctively Dies right facing cardinal, Impression Obsession pine branch, Spellbinders floral ovals and classic ovals
Other:  Sizzix snow embossing folder, Diamond stckles, Copic markers

Enjoy the warmer weather!  It'll be cold soon enough!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

A Simple Christmas Card

Happy Saturday!   Today I wanted to post a simple card I made using the Tattered Lace Kensington Corner die; and by placing it not in a corner, you get a nice, different look.

The deer is an Impression Obsession die and then I used Nellie's punches for the pine and flower for the deer's neck.  The finishing touch were some pearl dots made with a Viva Decor pearl pen.  It's simple so you can mass produce this one for Christmas!

Supplies used:
Stamps:  Merry Christmas (unknown) and heat embossed in white
Dies:      Tattered Lace Kensington corner, Impression Obsession large deer set
Punches: Nellie Snellen mini flower & butterfly set, pine branch
Other:     Viva Decor pearl pen

Thanks for "stamping" by,

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Modern Christmas Cards - One Design, Three Different Colors

Good Day Everyone!

First I would like to thank everyone for being so supportive and patient with me.  .My personal life schedule has changed and I have been working hard to get everything to fall into place, especially with the Creative Corner.  Again, thank you for being here and patiently waiting for my blog posts and the updates on The Creative Corner!  I truly appreciate it.

We had a wonderful Make and Take yesterday and I have to say everyone liked their unique and untraditional jade color Christmas card.  Here is what we made:
I just love these Hero Arts stamps and have had them for such a long.  I finally got around to create these cards.

As you know, I have been in love with the color teal over the summer and I wanted to use it here.  I used Brilliance Pearlescent Jade and it gives the card a very pretty shimmer.

So, yesterday, we had some really dedicated stampers for the Make & Take!!!  Unfortunately, we lost power for a short time, but Charlene and Jamie wanted to make their cards and so they worked in the dark!!!  Now, that's dedication!

The pictures really don't show how dark it got because of the flash from the camera.  But you can see that we had candles, a flashlight shining onto the work table and Gladys holding her iPhone with the flashlight app!  Thankfully, the outage was not for long and those who came later were able to work in light!

After everyone left, I decided to see how the beautiful stamps would look in different Brilliance colors.  Now,I don't know which one I like best - they all look great!  What do you think?

Supplies used:
Stamps:  Hero Arts, Winter Moon and Many Branches Tree
Dies:  Impression Obsession, Set of tiny birds and Small deer set
Ink:  Tsukineko Brilliance Pearlescent Jade, Lavender, and Coral, Versacolor evergreen, Marvey  matchables violet, Memento rose bud
Glitter:  Micro fine glitter, deep purple, silver and ocean spray

Thanks so much for stopping by

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Elegant Chantilly Bow

Happy Holiday Weekend!

Hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend.  I celebrated the 4th by setting aside some time for myself to play with the chantilly bow die from Tattered Lace.  I have been wanting to create with this die for quite some time but time seems to keep getting away from me!

I had a layout in mind and even the color scheme of white on white with teal as the accent.  Teal is becoming my new go to color this summer.  I even picked up a few new kitchen towels with teal in them!  I think because it reminds me so much of the beautiful Caribbean sea and how much I love sitting on my favorite beach in Barbados and taking in the stunning scenery.  I am so grateful that I was there just a few months ago for Maria and Gary's wedding.  So many wonderful memories and..........dreaming of my next visit.

OK, now back to reality and my card ------

I cut the pretty bow die twice - once in teal (Hero Arts pool card stock set) and once in white.   I cut the white bow in order to layer it differently underneath the teal one.  I also used the new 5 X 7 embossing folder (delicate hearts).  I picked a white rose that I had already made previously and added it to the center of the bow.  I am so pleased with the outcome. It is so pretty and really can be used for so many occasions.  And it was a QUICK card!  I only fussed with the bow - curling it a bit and raising it when adhered it to the card.  The finishing touch was made with a Viva Decor pearl pen.

Here is a side view so that you can see the layers, depth and detail of this card ---

Now, onto my next creation.  Well, actually, it's off to work soon!  But, hopefully I will have some more time this week to create some new cards for your inspiration.

Supplies used:
Stamp:  Hero Arts
Dies: Tattered Lace chantilly bow, Cheery Lynn cuties 2
Embossing folder:  Delicate hearts
Ink:  Brilliance pearlescent jade
Other:  Viva Decor pearl pen

Thanks so much for "stamping" by
    and have a wonderful Sunday!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Birthday America!

Happy Birthday America!!!   

I just wanted to share a wonderful card I received yesterday from a special stamping buddy, Sue Speck!  Just lovely ---- perfect for our day today!  I love the colors and the composition.  Of course, we always see red, white and blue for today, but the kraft color card stock used for the background really works!!! 

If you want to see more details about this card, or see more of Sue's cards, you can check out her BLOG HERE.

Thanks so much Sue!!!

Be safe and have a great holiday weekend!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Simple Birthday Card

Good Morning fellow crafters!  I finished a simple birthday card several days ago and now I can post it.

 I love white on white cards, but here I wanted to add a very pretty teal accent and of course some diamond stickles sparingly throughout the background;  very simple, didn't take too much time and yet very pretty.

Supplies used:
Dies:    Marianne Creatables garden branch and Anja card stand, Cheery Lynn butterfly and flowers from the  baby's breath set, Impression Obsession tiny flowers, Spellbinders labels 18
Stamp:  Hero Arts
Ink:      Brilliance pearlescent jade

Thanks so much for "stamping" by,

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Little Black Box

Just as every woman likes to have the perfect little black dress in her closet, so goes it for us crafters and the little black box; perfect for so many occasions. 

I love making these boxes since they look so professional.  Once you make the box, you only need to decorate it and you are done.  (And if you use printed paper, there is not much decorating needed.)

I decorated the top with the Tattered Lace florentine bow dies.  I know that when I first saw those dies, I thought, "why are they called bows"?  Well, if you curl them and sort of fold them in half, but not all the way, you have the loops!  I layered two loops and then used the Cheery Lynn cuties to make the flower in the center.  Added some leaves from the rose leaf embossing punch and that was it;  pretty black and white with a bit of red!

If you would like to learn how to make this decorated origami box, as well as 3 other kinds of boxes, join us for class this Saturday, June 28@1PM.Be sure to call or email to reserve your seat!

Supplies used:
Dies:  Tattered Lace Florentine bow set, Cheery Lynn cuties 2
Punch:  Large rose leaf floral punch & embosser by Nellie Snellen

Thanks so much!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

RAIN - A Tribute to the Beatles!

I had the opportunity to see Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles at Bethel Woods this past Friday and wanted to share some photos.  The show was great - really went down memory lane and the actors were so very talented!  It was also so nice to see 3 generations come, sing and mouth the words to the songs!!!  Who would have thought back in the 60's, that 50 years later we would be at such a concert.

I remember as if it were yesterday when I went to the movies to see A Hard Day's Night! And the screaming even at the movie was unbelievable.  I didn't get it.  I couldn't hear anything and I found it frustrating.  It always makes me laugh when I think of Cathy (she was older and took me and my sister) and at the end of the movie she said, "Oh I would really want to stay and watch it again because I didn't scream enough!"  Really!  But we didn't stay because no one wanted to sit through the other movie again.  (Remember double features?)

To my surprise, the pictures came out much better than I had expected.  I did crop them and did get rid of as many backs of heads as I could.

Hope you enjoyed the journey back into time and thanks so much for stopping by,

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Father's Day Make & Take

Just a quick post of the card we will create in today's Make & Take!  Perfect for Father's Day.........or a "guy" card for any occasion.

In addition, learn the basics of Pinterest during today's presentation and join this fun group that is the fasting growing social media on the net today!!! Even faster than Facebook and Twitter!

Looking forward to seeing you,

Monday, May 19, 2014

Thank you!

Saturday's pop up card in a box class was such a blast!!! Thanks everyone! It was great catching up with all of you after this very l-o-n-g winter!!! And the laughs didn't stop! Loved it! And thank you Laura for thinking of us and bringing a tray of bagels and cream cheese -- so thoughtful!!! And it's always nice having Bryan in class and seeing a male artist's point of view!!! Thank you Ginny for cutting all those cupcakes and cherries!!! Love my great customers, who have really become great friends!!!!

Again, I meant to take a picture, especially because we had a man in the class, but I guess we were just having too much fun and lost track of time! 

Thanks again and looking forward seeing everyone again!!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Cupcakes Galore

Yay cupcakes!  I don't think that there is anyone out there who doesn't like cupcakes!  And of course I decided to make a pop up card in a box with cupcakes and cherries!

I used gold, chocolate and cream colored card stock (it may look white, but it's cream for vanilla) to make the cupcakes.  The Marianne Creatable cupcake die set includes a cherry, a candle and a flower die; perfect for decorating the yummy snacks.

I decided to use the saying, "My Happy Place" - perfect for any occasion.  I have to laugh because when I think of the saying, "go to your happy place", I think of the movie, Happy Gilmore!  LOL!   I believe that cupcakes can be a happy place for many!

Supplies used:
Dies:  Marianne Creatables cupcakes set
            Nellie Snellen multi frame heart dies MFD 022
           Joy Crafts daisy set
           Cheery Lynn - flourish leaf strip, baby's breath flower kit
Stamps:  Hero Arts

Thanks for "stamping" by
    and I hope you're enjoying the nice weather we're finally having!

Friday, May 9, 2014

A Peaceful Garden

Happy Friday Everyone!
Recently I was asked to create a special Mother's Day card for someone.  Pat wanted it to be a 3-D Pop up card in a box so that her mom could display it on her desk and enjoy it year round.

Pat told me that her mom's favorite color is purple;  her mom loves flowers and old fashioned hearts and she doesn't like butterflies, birds nor any insects.  So right away I felt a bit challenged since whenever I need to fill a space, I just stick a butterfly or bird on it!  LOL!

I went to work by thinking what design I could come up with.  I also flipped through my dies and saw the pretty lattice garden trellis that I haven't used yet and thought I just have to use it.  I was so glad that the width of the trellis fit perfectly into the box!  What luck!!!

And so I started to put the scene together.  I said it before and I'll say it again, it is so much fun building the scene and watching it grow.  I decided to have the flowers go up the trellis as well as some behind it and even attached some to the back of the box to give it more depth.   Pat also told me that her mom likes cats and so I added a cat to the scene.

I was so happy when Pat picked up the card today and she was very pleased.  She said I truly captured her mom.  How wonderful!

Supplies used:
Dies:  Cheery Lynn - grass border, flourish leaf strip, baby's breath flower kit, cuties 2
          Impression Obsession - clouds, sun & moon, tiny flowers, leafy branch, cat set
          Marianne Craftables - garden trellis
          Nellie Snellen multi frame dies MFD 022, MFD 020
Stamps: Just Rite
Other:  Stickles, Copic markers

Thanks so much for "stamping" by
and have a wonderful weekend celebrating Mother's Day!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Elegant Birthday Card

Happy Wednesday!

Just a quick share of an elegant birthday card I created for a friend recently.  It is a simple design with the new Anja border die set; cut twice, once on top and then on the bottom. 

This is a really pretty die and can be used lots of ways.  I am sure you will also find it versatile.

Supplies used:
Dies:  Marianne Creatbles Anja Border die set, Spellbinders Labels 4
Stamps:  Serendipity
Other:  Viva Decor pearl pens

Thanks so much for "stamping" by
      and have a wonderful day!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Another 3-D Pop Up Card in a Box!

My good friend Maryanne lost her beloved dog recently and I wanted to create something special for her. I decided on a card in a box and presented it to her yesterday.  She was very surprised and so sweet by promising to display and keep this card by Teddy's urn.

I truly enjoyed making this scene in the box; it was a lot of fun picking the various components and watching it all come together.  These 3-D scenes are addicting!

If you are curious how to make these 3-D pop up cards in a box, please join us on Saturday, May 17 and create 2 such great cards!  These are so very popular now; don't miss out on the chance to learn how to create them!  Please call and reserve your seat today!  You will not be disappointed.

Supplies used:
Dies:  Impression Obsession bare tree, clouds, sun & moon set, butterfly set, & tiny flowers set
Cheery Lynn grass border, Spellbinders classic ovals and labels 4
Stamps: Impression Obsession sympathy sentiments cling set
Other:  Copic markers, Flower Soft, & stickles

Hope you have a wonderful weekend,

Friday, April 25, 2014

Just a Nice Simple Card with Glitter

Good Friday Morning!
I was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest and decided that it would be prefect for a get well card.  I love that it is bright, simple and  very spring like.  And of course it is very sparkly!  Hopefully it will raise the spirits of the person who will be getting it.

The layout is simple and conducive to making a whole set of these if need be.  It would make a great gift! (It is never too early to think about Christmas gifts!)

Supplies used:
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Flower strip
Punch:  Punch Bunch tiny center
Stamps:  Hero Arts, feel better soon
Glitter:  Glitter Ritz, emerald

Enjoy your weekend!
And thanks for "stamping" by,

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Beautiful Easter Cards Made by Soni Larson Using the Easter "Toppers"!

Thank you Soni for the samples you sent me of the wonderful Easter cards you made using the easy, pre-cut Easter toppers.  What a beautiful job!

Thanks again for sharing Soni!

(And if you'd like to see how we used the snowmen toppers, you can see them HERE.)

Thanks so much for "stamping" by,

Monday, April 7, 2014

Welcome Spring with a 3-D Pop up Card in a Box!

Good Monday Morning!
Saturday, we had a class where we made these 3-D Pop up cards in a box.  A fun time was had by all and thank you for making it such a huge success!  I truly had so much fun creating this spring themed sample.  And then I enjoyed seeing everyone putting their special artistic touches on their creations!

I will be submitting my creation in Impression Obsession's You are my Sunshine challenge.

Stamps:  Impression Obsession Blooming Spring B5423
Dies:  Impression Obsession's Bird House set DIE 156-H, Sun & Moon DIE 163-C, Clouds DIE 068-A, Small Bird set DIE154-A, Rabbit set DIE168-C,Butterfly set DIE 046-A, Cheery Lynn's Nesting Eggs
Other:  Stickles, Copics, acetate strips

If you missed learning how to make these neat cards, join us Saturday, April 12th for a repeat performance! Call and reserve your seat today.

Thanks for "stamping" by,

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Birthday Cards Galore!

Last month was my birthday and I received so many cards that I decided to post about them.  It was so much fun getting real mail and opening each and every card! Thank you for all of the beautiful birthday wishes!

Here is a picture of the whole set:

And here is the view from above which shows more of the individual cards.

And now I'll showcase each hand made card:
Love the pale blue and chocolate color palette!

Fashion card for the clothes hog;  how did you know Sue?

Pretty birds just perfect to ring in spring!

What a pretty card!  Must have taken days to create!!!

What a simple yet so elegant card!  Love the stenciled background!

 A close up of the stenciled background.

Reminder #1:  3-D Pop up card in a box class will be this Saturday, April 6th @1PM!  Learn how to make these 3-D cards which are a total rage on the internet and Pinterest.  CLICK HERE to see a sample of what these boxes look like.  We will make two such boxes in class; one for Easter and one for spring.  Don't forget to call to reserve your seat today!  Places are filling up quickly!

Reminder #2:  May will be stenciling month at the Creative Corner!  We are planning a class where you will learn several stenciling techniques and make some fabulous cards!  Keep a look out for more details in the coming posts!

Thank you again!