Beautiful Mother

Wow, just a few weeks until Mother’s Day! This card is an easy one, using an image from Graphic 45’s Le Ramantique Frames, a ribbon, pearl adhesive jewels, Glimmer Mist (coming soon to my website!), and a typed sentiment just using Microsoft Office Word or any similar program on your computer.

Come follow along with me by watching the video below!

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Tim Holtz Alterations Easter Card

It’s already Easter time, so I made a card using the Tim Holtz’ Woodgrain Alterations Embossing Folder.  The wood pattern is especially perfect to me as a reminder of Christ’s cross that He died on for you and me. The empty cross at the top of the card reminds me that He is risen just as He promised.

I love the depth of the Alterations Embossing Folders! I have never seen such nice deep patterns and Tim Holtz claims that they will also emboss thin metals and fabric. Sounds like it would be fun to try 🙂

For this card, I also used Old Paper, Peeled Paint and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink Pads and also Gold Cross Dazzles Peel-Off Stickers. If you would like step-by-step instructions, feel free to watch the video below. Happy Easter!

Tim Holtz Texture Fades Birthday Card

Maybe I should have called this the “Brick Wall Birthday Card” lol. Somehow that doesn’t give the impression I wanted 🙂

I used Tim Holtz’ Bricked Embossing Folder to make this wonderful design. I love, love, love the Texture Fades embossing folders! They make such a nice deep image on paper. Before I embossed the paper, I stamped it. It’s too hard to stamp the image afterward because of all the ridges and valleys, so doing it before adds a unique touch!

You can follow along below for step-by-step instructions:

So Beautiful Card

You can easily use a circle as a focal point on a card or scrapbook page. It instantly draws the eye! For this week’s card, I used a doily for my circle. Besides the card and patterned paper, the rest of the items were stickers (pearl, sentiment & beaded heart) and one silk flower.

You can follow along in the video below to see step-by-step instructions. 🙂

Spring Pinwheels!

Spring is supposedly here (well, not here, exactly, we’ve had snow several times this week!), and there’s nothing more fun than a brightly colored pinwheel!

Pinwheels are so simple to make and add a fun touch to a card or scrapbook page, whether it’s for a child or adult.

I used Spiced Marmalade Ranger Distress Ink to add a little more color to the plain white inside of the pinwheel. I also used a glitter brad for sparkle. Follow along below if you want to see step-by-step directions. Happy spring!