Friday, April 19, 2019


I created this 'Card With Box' from a tutorial by Arlene Cuevas.  I used her instructions and measurements with one exception:  I wanted my card to measure  4" x  6".  You can find her tutorial  HERE.

Here is the card opened up.  Through the acetate cut out you can see box is filled with candy.  I used papers from Graphic 45's 'Kaleidoscope' collection.

Box lid moved to the side.

Petals of flower on the front cover I made using Graphic 45's Flower Metal Dies.  Center is filled with tiny micro beads and topped off with a colored bead.

This is the back cover.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019


Nobody can make just one!  I wanted to use up the 'Fred She Said' flowers.  Like the other card, it stands about 6 1/2" tall and is 8" wide with the flaps open.  The tutorial by Splitcoast Stampers can be found HERE.

Here's the back with plenty of room to write a sentiment.

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Sunday, April 7, 2019


This 'Cheshire Cat' is my entry for the March Madness Challenge at Frilly and Funkie Blog.  The theme is Alice In Wonderland and we were to make a project with one of our favorite characters.  Challenge information can be found HERE.

I started with a section of a tree limb from the backyard.

I then attached it to a section cut out of a larger branch to make the base.

Then I just started attaching all the leaves and vines I cut from various floral and leaf dies.  The speech bubble reads:  I'm not reality is just different than yours!

This is the image I started with for the cat.  I brought it into Photoshop Elements 18 and recolored it.

Close up of my Cheshire Cat hiding in the tree.  I used Wink of Stella on the teeth to make them glossy.

Here's the backside.  Completed project measures about 8 1/2" x  8 1/2".

PS...I am so happy to announce that on Monday, April 15, my 'Cheshire Cat' was chosen as the winning entry!  As the winner I will be the 'Guest Designer' at Frilly & Funkie  Challenge Blog on Thursday, May 9th.  I'm so excited.  I hope you all will come to see what the theme will be for the May Challenge and join in the fun... 

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