Monday, November 13, 2017


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Who wants to be inside or outside in this window scene?  This is my cat Sam, he sits at all the available window spots in our house watching all the wildlife outside.  I know he loves being inside where it is warm but sometimes - I wonder?  

Now that little bird looks happy enough outside in the snow, safe from a prowling cat.  His stockings are all hung with the hopes of some bird seed (I have a bag ready)!!

I created the background for the bird with Distress Oxide Inks - Broken China and Faded Jeans - splashed with water droplets.  Added Stardust.  Die cut a window, added acetate to the back of the window and glued some snow on the inside.  Used 3D foam to mount the window over the bird stamp.  Colored the bird image with Copic Markers.  

Used an embossing folder of snowflakes for the background paper.  Added the window scene.  Stamped and colored the next image with Copic Markers. I cut that image out and applied that plus the die cut cat to the front of the window.

Ribbon from my stash and added the sentiment "Merry Christmas" in white embossing powder.  Thanks for stopping by and until next time, big hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Card Recipe:
The stamp image of bird is from Penny Black/Snow Much Fun Clear Stamp set
Sentiment is from stash
Window Die-Cut - Small Madison Window
Snowflake embossing folder/Sizzix
The stamp image on the front of the window is a freebie I received with my CardMaking Magazine from the UK,  called Vintage Christmas Clear Stamp Set a few years ago.

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Well, that is not what I want to be doing!!  Please no  S N O W - yet!!!  But these snowmen look like they are just having so much fun in all that cold stuff!! 

These snowmen images and the background image are all rubber stamps from Purple Onion Designs.
I masked my snowman on both cards and made the background sky first by using my Distress Oxide Inks.  Some stardust glitter for snow and a snowflake sticker.  Sentiment from my stash.

Now if you look real close inside one of those windows on that cozy log cabin,  I am inside hunkered down in a fluffy warm blanket in front of the fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa!  lol

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are cozy and warm.  Until next time, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Sunday, November 12, 2017


Hi, There!

I got this idea from Tina's blog called Cards and Coffee on her YouTube channel!!  Thank you, Tina, for all your creative ideas!!!

On her tutorial, Tina put her 3D decoupage removable magnet on the front of her card but my magnet would not stay on the front so I reversed it and put my magnet gift inside of my card.

I had trouble getting a clear photo due to the acetate sheet glare but in person, the card looks really great as a 3D framed decoupage shaker card.

The paper I used is from Wonderland by Helz Cuppleditch and the decoupage kit is from the same and all from the UK at HobbyKraft.  Thanks for visiting me and have a wonderful evening or day ;)  Big hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

Front of Card
Inside of card with gift magnet
You remove the left side of the card and have a magnet for your frig.  There is a magnet glued behind the image on the front of the card and that is what is holding the shaker 3D card in place inside of your card!

Card 2
Inside of this card
Top of this inside card removes for your magnet.  It is a 3D decoupage shaker card!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


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Who doesn't like Happy Mail?  I love receiving a surprise card in my mailbox and better yet I love sending a surprise card to someone.  So with that in mind, I made two "happy mail" cards to use for later.  I love this image from #StampingBella.  Tiny Townie/Lacey has a letter image.  She is just so darn cute!!!

I had to make the first card following the sample color image on the packaging of the Stamping Bella rubber stamp set and the second card I made with some sample paper, a doily, and a stamped sentiment - all received as a thank you from #Verve Stamp company - nice touch and thank you!  Like I said - happy mail:)

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you to receive some happy mail - no bills - just happy stuff;)
Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

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Card #1 Recipe:
Image from Stamping Bella colored with Copic Markers:
E000 E00 E11 E95;  BG10-11-32-23-13-49;  Hair colored with Spectrum #TN3 TN5 TN9 EB4
Papers from stash, the background is made from tissue paper that my order was wrapped in and also the ribbon that was tied around my package - thanks, Verve Stamps!  I knew I would be putting it to use eventually.  Sequins from stash and lots of Wink of Stella on her dress and shoes.  The sentiment is also from the same stamp set from Stamping Bella.  #SpotThisStampingBella

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Card #2 Recipe:
Same #Stamping Bella image used and colored with Copic Markers to match the sample cardstock papers I received from Verve Stamps.  CI C2 C3 C4  R20 R21 R22  Y21 Y23 Y32 Y35
The background paper is from stash, papers used for framing of the image is from Verve and the sentiment is from Verve Stamps.  Sequins from Stampin Up. #SpotThisStampingBella

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Hi, There!

I think you can never have enough Thank You cards and Birthday cards.  

I used a Penny Black stamp set called Flower Medley and stamped the image onto watercolor paper and used watercolor pencils to color the image.  Added some Wink of Stella and Stardust.  

Tore the side of the watercolor paper for texture and added some watercolor paints and glitter to the side for interest.   The image was popped up with foam tape over the lace and pearls to add dimension to the card.  The base card is Japanese linen cardstock from my stash that I bought years ago and it is an A2 size card.  This cardstock is so beautiful I always have trouble putting anything on top of it - it has such a beautiful texture to it - which I think is lost in this photo for you. 

Thanks for stopping by, big hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017


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Got this card done in speed lightning time!  I did not have much coloring to do - that and trying to figure out a design for the image to incorporate into a card takes me the longest!!!  What about you?  I could color all day but my arthritis would have something to say about that!!!  lol

This is an image from Stampendous - Toil and Trouble and after I colored the fire and the moon, I then added the Nuovo Crystal Drops - onto the design of the card and then I used rub-ons for the sentiments!!!  Quick and easy and I like the outcome too!!  Thanks for stopping by, hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

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I love when I find something I didn't even know I had - like a stamp set!!!  Thinks I have too much!!!  I really have to downsize my products but need to find out where I can donate some of my stamps etc. - any ideas let me know.

On these three cards, I used a ribbon that was tied around a gift for me as it was a perfect match for these cards!!!  So I am sending these cards back to the person that gave me the gift so they can see what I did with the ribbon for an "up-cycle" project I had to complete.

All backgrounds were created with Brushos.  All images from Hampton Arts (old set) colored with Copic markers and added lots of Wink of Stella and glitter and of course, the ribbon is there on all three cards!

Sentiments of "Hello, pumpkin" from Verve Stamps/Autumn Leaves
"Current Mood" and "Boo" from PowerPoppy stamps/Feeling Fall

Thanks for stopping by, hope you get a chance to "up-cycle" something that made you smile!!  Hugs and blessings ~ CaroleAnn

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