Friday, February 17, 2017

Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2012

I was so excited to see this set featured for 2012. I made tons of cards with it, and just loved all the possibilities for different color combinations.   

I'm heading for vacation in the morning and visiting my sister-in-law who is an avid  reader. So I will be taking this quick little book mark to her. I know she'll love it! Wish I had time to play more, but I'm off to finish packing!

Happy Stamping!

Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2011

I've got a baby card today, using Dawn's Background Basic set. I've also used her Boutique Borders set, and her Tucked In set is stamped on the inside!

Thank you Dawn for all your inspiration and wonderful designs. Today I'm celebrating you!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2010

Thank How fun to revisit A Wreath for All Seasons! I've now made my first Christmas card for 2017! I chose this beautiful card from Dawn for Inspiration. She always puts together amazing colors for her creations. 

I chose more traditional colors, and used some of my new papers and ribbon from the January sale......

Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2009

I don't own any of the featured sets today, but always loved the "On my Couch" set.  I decided to use those cards as my springboard for today's card.  I went and looked at the 2009 sets, and found one of my favorites, Vintage Picnic!  I thought it was so innovative, and asked for it for Christmas that year.  I was delighted to receive it from my kids.  It was so fun to pull out and ink up again!

I added ribbon and remembered how you never made a card without it back then!  I especially love to use ribbon when I don't have to mail the card.  This is going to a coworker next week, so I don't have to worry about postage for bulk. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2008

No one does flowers better than Papertrey Ink, and Floral Frenzy is no exception! Nicole's beautiful color combination of Royal Velvet, Hibiscus Burst and Simply Chartreuse make for a gorgeous card.

I chose to work with the colors and use Daydreamer Flowers for my card.  I left off the stitching and added a scalloped edge with some printed vellum tucked in.

Who thinks of stamping flowers upside down? The creative designers of course!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2007

Wish I had Spiral Bouquet! What a cool set. I love what Dawn does with her Zig markers, and although I only have 12, I wanted to use her card for my inspiration.  I've used two of her stamp sets, Floral Sketches and Watercooler Talk, to create a card for a coworker that is off to a new job next week.

Sunday, February 5, 2017


I love all my new papers!!  And I am expecting some more....yikes! It was like Christmas in January when I opened that first package, and I've e been enjoying trying them all out.  This week's Make it Monday was no exception...

I used my Frilly Flowers dies. I had to hunt them down, and once I blew off the dust, this card happened quickly!

Colors are Spring Moss, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise and melon Berry. They are in a piece of Soft Stone gingham. 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Color Throwdown #427

Love this quote from Corrie ten Boom.  Her story is amazing, if you don't know about her.  

These colors were so fun to work with. 

Love the colors so much I made a second one! 

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Love from Verve Stamps

Julie from Verve Stamps shared a wonderful free digital set this month.  It is so cute, and today I wanted to start playing with it.  Love a great cup of coffee, and Verve's coffee stamps are the best!

Make It Monday #273: Spinner Cards

I actually made this card with an extra panel from last weeks make it Monday. It will be perfect for one of my granddaughters. And, it was totally easy to make. Thanks Lizzie for a wonderful make it Monday.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Mojo Monday 481

I haven't played Mojo Monday in a long time, but when I saw Julie's card using a doily, I couldn't want to play. You see, in my last order, there were some cute papers and a doily! You know how they always add a sweet little treasure in your order? Yeah, this is what happened!

I am making a set of coffee lover cards for my sister in law, who we're going to visit in February. Looking forward to making more, cause who can resist some cute coffee cards!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

January 2017 Blog Hop Challenge

Isn't our inspiration piece fantastic?  I want to eat one of these pretty cookies too!

This month we had a fun challenge of using a black background with a pop of color using a favorite floral. First, I used the stamps to create a background using white embossing powder. Then I used white Cardstock to make just the spray of flowers.  And finished them off with my zig watercolor markers.

This was a lot of fun, and I will do it more often. It really has a punch!

Happy hopping today!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Make It Monday #272: Masked Heart Wreaths

Today I got to open my new paper goodies, and just looking at them made me want to create! So I started by making a card for this week's Make it Monday.

I used the plain heart from Limitless Layers, and some new Berry Sorbet papers.  The flowers are from Bitty Bouquet, and the colors are Melon Berry, Pale Peony, and Lilac Grace. The leaves are Ocean Tides, and I found a perfect button from my new supplies!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Make It Monday #271: 2016 A La Carte

Lizzie showed us how to customize paper one week, and I chose that ideas to create a simple Sympathy card.  I used the smalle trio of flowers on an ombré stripe paper.  The sentiment is from Words of Comfort. 


Thank you for a wonderful year of fabulous ideas for creating. You all are awesome!


Baby Pink

Pulling out some fun Verve to make my boss a baby card for her shower....

I just love this little elephant!  I used some old Martha Stewart papers, and paper pieced the elephant.  Her little ears stand ou too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

December 2016 Blog Hop Challenge

We had a great Christmas yesterday, hope you did too!  Time now for this month's Blog Hop, inspired by this pretty photo.

I thought all those beautiful paper colors, called for a paper pieced card. I hadn't used this technique for a while, and I had lots of fun making it!

Enjoy all the inspiration today!

Hugs ~Luanne 

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Create Along With Us December 2016

Somehow my post for this months create along with us has disappeared. I've been having some trouble with Blogger, so I'm going to try and post this again. I've chose this pretty card from Melissa as my inspiration. I love her use of chicken scratch Gingham, and wanted to use it in my card.   

Here is my card 

Thanks for looking! Hope I can figure out what's going on soon...

Friday, December 9, 2016

Make It Monday #269: Embossed + Outlined Backgrounds

Finally got a chance to make a card today! Been sick for three weeks, and haven't done much in the craft room. Sure glad I had my Christmas cards done!  So today I'm sharing a card for Make it Monday, and made it for fun, no Christmas greeting here!  

The colors are Spring Rain and Harvest Gold.  Just a cheery note to send to someone on this freezing cold day!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Make It Monday - Double-Layer Tags

Been under the weather for the last two weeks with bronchitis, so my craft space hasn't seen much action.  But I was determined to try and make a double layer tag! I used my square quilt tag and the circle tag yo create them.

I accidentally cut to sheets of paper for the circle tag, so of course I made a second one!

Love this cardinal! 

 Thanks for stopping by, here's to a better week ahead!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

November 2016 Blog Hop Challenge

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope your day is full of thankfulness, and the year ahead is full of blessings!

Today we get to relax and tomorrow we will enjoy this month's blog hop. While we're all finishing up those Christmas cards, we were given a great inspiration photo to keep us going...

Such a fun picture! I loved the polka dot packages, soft grays in the stocking and dresser. And, the white tree, which had me pulling out the wreath and using white embossing on soft stone cardstock.

Wish you could see the sparkle better. Those little hearts are shiny gold! But they never look as good in a photo, right? Looking forward to see what everyone created!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Create Along With Us: November 2016

Colored pencils on dark cardstock? Who knew?  My card...

Inspired by Nicole's card...

I made mine for a gall at work, whose sister just broke her ankle!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Make It Monday #267: Assembly Line Card-making

So last month, I made the decision to make a watercolored card for my Christmas cards this year...I know, what was I thinking??  But I did think if I could do a little at a time, I could do it!  I just loved the New Botanical Blocks, and purchased the set, and the dies for my project. It really helped to have those, and the assembly line began full tilt! This week's Make it Monday gave me an extra boost to really get it going!  Right now, I have 25 card fronts made!

I have a ways to go, but seeing I usually start my cards around Thanksgiving, I pretty happy.

My final cards have a Blueberry Sky background, but here you can see my "prototype". ;)

Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Sparkling Ornaments

I've had more fun with this set! Today I'm sharing one made with a watercolor background and pretty gold glitter embossing!

As always, the picture doesn't do it justice, but it's very glittery!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, October 24, 2016

October 2016 Blog Hop Challenge

Creating for this month's inspiration was so much fun!  The picture is full of beautiful fall colors, with a twist - soft green pumpkins!

I decided to make a background using Backbround Basics Farm and Barn.  I inked with Fresh Snow, and stamped onto Stormy Sea Cardstock.  Then I used my recently purchased Twig Wreat to create a Thanksgiving card.  I found the perfect music papers in my stash for a little accent at the bottom, it even had a little greenish cast to it.

The sentiment is from Autumn Hills, embossed with Chestnut Zing embossing powder.  

That's for stopping by today. Looking forward to seeing everyone's take for this month!


Thursday, October 20, 2016


I've got a card I made for this week's Make it Monday to share today.  I'm finally done with all the October birthdays, and have started creating for Christmas. One gal at work has asked for eight cards, so I have been happily pulling out sets from a year or two ago to make them. Two Feet Deep is my all time favorite, so I used it for this challenge.

I started with Spring Rain Cardstock, and used Fresh Snow ink with my snowflake die cuts.  Then I added the marvelous sled, a few small Spring Rain snowflakes, a Pure Poppy ribbon, and a few clear sequins.

Thanks Melis for your awesome technique and inspiration!