For You & Vintage Christmas Winners

Happy Monday! Today’s card is dedicated to you, my wonderful readers – your ongoing support, comments and friendship mean the world to me! The concept of this card was inspired by my friend Jill. If you look closely, you’ll notice that I cut out the top portion of the card’s front panel to uniquely highlight the pretty organdy ribbons featured for […]

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Be Yourself – Altered Torso Tag

Altered Torso - Be Yourself

This week, Sentimental Sundays challenged us to try a new technique or style, so I delved into Kard Krazy’s Tag Tuesday Challenge and created my first altered torso – combining it with Heart 2 Heart’s Tag You’re It Challenge for good measure! My design began with the fabulous Dressmaker’s Mannequin Template found at Mirkwood Designs. Next, I chose pink and […]

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Shirl’s Name ATC & Challenge Card

I’ve wanted to experiment with non-traditional ATCs for quite some time, so for Shirl’s Name ATC – I cut a 3.5 x 5 inch cardstock base – folded the cardstock in half (so that the folded card equals the traditional 2.5 x 3.5 inch ATC dimensions) – then created a beautiful heart border using a Martha Stewart punch […]

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Sweet Margie’s Name ATC

I created Sweet Margie for one of my friends in the ATC Name Swap and thought this would be the perfect card to share with the Daring Cardmakers It’s A Girl Thing Dare in honor of Girlfriend’s Day on August 1st! The Gingersnap Creations Spicy Supply Challenge: Markers (GC62) inspired me to pull out my Tombow Markers and sharpen […]

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Summer Memories Collage

Summer Memories Collage

When you close your eyes and think of summer, what do you see? Does the season evoke sweet memories of lazy days, the air rich and fragrant from flowers in bloom? Do you recall a past love, a summer romance, perhaps even a first kiss? Are you transported through time to an exotic place you once visited? What would summer look […]

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Woman Of Faith

A Woman Of Faith at Create With Joy

I’ve been wanting to start a scrapbook about my spiritual journey for quite some time, so when I saw this week’s challenge at Practical Scrappers – Acrylic, Vellum, & Transparencies – I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to delve into the supplies I’ve been stashing and get to work! This is the cover page for my […]

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Altered Mailbox – A Touch Of Spring

Altered Mailbox at Create With Joy

I don’t remember when or how I first discovered Julia’s Stampin Ground blog, but from the moment I first read about her What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday Challenge, I became hooked. Since January, I have been participating in this challenge, and today, I’m delighted to wish Julia and my friends a Happy 1st Anniversary, and […]

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Vintage Mother’s Day Challenge Card

To celebrate Mother’s Day, I wanted to make a special card that only honored my mother, but also paid homage to all of the special women who have touched my life – mothers and grandmothers, sisters and aunts, teachers and friends. I created this card with that end in mind! Lately, I’ve also been thinking about what influences me […]

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Multi-Challenge Card: Love Deep, Live Long

I enjoy creating and receiving non-traditional birthday cards – so several years ago, when I first saw CTMH’s D1036 Heritage stamp set, it was the sentiment “love deep, live long” that turned this into a “must have” for me. What a beautiful thought to express to a loved one! This week at Pile It On, Challenge 14 […]

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