Thursday, December 18


Hey stampers over the past few years I have done a Purse Wallet Calendar that converts into a Desk Calendar and this year is no different. My styles change but the tutorial on the mechanics remain the same. So if you have already bought my tutorial you can make a NEW one this year and add your own NEW 2015 calendar cards. If you don't want to do that you can order mine! Both the Wallet Tutorial and PRINTABLE CALENDAR CARDS are available on my side bar. ~Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 17


Hey Stampers, if you were quick and saw this post in the first 24 hours you got a little Christmas Bonus! But now the post has changed and I am on a roll creating and today is day #3 in a row! I tried the Bokeh Technique (I have never seen a tutorial or video) so I am not sure if it is the right way to do it...but my version has a lot of light which I like a lot. It uses the stamp sets Seasonally Scattered and Endless Wishes along with an older set Snow Swirled. To make this card it is just sponged and then stamped....SOOOOO EASY. In less than 10 minutes you have a pretty effect and finished card. Love it! You can order the video in my store on my side bar.~Enjoy

Tuesday, December 16


 Hi everyone, WOW 2 days in a row I am posting....go figure LOL! Today I am showing you what we did in class last week. The three cards are special folds. The one on the left is done using the Wonderous Wreath Framelit but only cutting part of it out of the paper to make a window. The one in the back is a pretty straight forward tri fold card, and the one out front is a fun side step card. I got the instructions for the last two on YouTube and the framelit one i did just like my selective emboss technique. Enjoy!

Monday, December 15

O Come O Come

Hey stampers HAPPY MONDAY! Today's card is for a challenge over at Make My Monday for Nativity! I have no nativity sets so I improvised with a little sponging and using a marker to create a little scene. The manger is made by masking the house in the set "Life's Adventure". This is a classic card and perfect for the Black Tie theme at Paper Players I took the liberty of offsetting a circle instead of a rectangle for the sketch at Freshly Made too. Finally My Time To Craft wanted a scene and I think this card is perfect for that as well.  I hope you like the improvise! Enjoy!~Donna

Tuesday, December 9

Two challenges One Card

Hey Stampers! How is everyone doing? It is rainy here in the northeast and I feel blessed that we have not had any snow this year!YET! I love snow except for the fact that it needs to be shoveled BY ME! My drive way is over 120 feet long and fours car widths not a project I relish anymore at 61 years of age. So, what does that mean to you? A new card from me. LOL! I get to play this morning. I have seen a few cards with a technique that has the look of filmy lights overlapping an image of late. I do not know what the technique is called and could not find any examples this morning of the idea I a m trying to tell you about. But I did kind of remember what it looked like so I tried it using the new mask template from SU called Dots and Stripes. It was perfect for the Snowflakes challenge at City Crafter (because my snowflakes are just drops of water on a window), and the color challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiment. Next time I will go a little less heavy on the craft white ink. This card was easy enough to make by repeatedly stamping the image from Lovely As A Tree over and over onto a 12" x 12" piece of cardstock, inking the technique and then cutting the images into 2" x 3" rectangles to make a stack of cards. You will notice I did not put a sentiment on it, this way I can use it for any occassion and have a ton at my fingertips. Sympathy, Birthday, Thinking of You and lots of other occassions! PERFECT. I hope you enjoy and will try it for yourself. OH! Before I sign off if any of you know the technique name I am referring to could you drop me a line. Hugs~Donna

Wednesday, December 3

Mojo Monday Glimmer

Today's card is for the sketch at MoJo Monday. I really liked Mary Fish's take on the card and need to do a fold for an upcoming class so, I made a rendition of that fold for my card as well. SPARKLE was a must of course...and using the bow from the Wonderous Wreath Bundle in glimmer paper adds just the right touch for a festive look. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 29


Hey stampers, well I did not get out the inks today but that didn't mean I didn't play. I opened up MDS an some of my grandchildren's recent photos and had some fun. Now this little face will be FROZEN in time for me to enjoy whenever I please!

Monday, November 24


Today's card is a tall and skinny card for the theme at MOJO MONDAY. I used unexpected images for the Christmas card but I used traditional colors and glimmer to set the mood. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 22


Today's card is for the sketch over at Clean and Simple, as well as the theme over at the Paper Plunge I chose to cut Glimmer Paper into tabs to make a present and added a die cut bow and punched berries. Then I used MDS to add some words to a piece of DSP for a clean and simple card! A simple card that is great for class! ~Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 12

Silver and Gold

Today's card is for a challenge over at Freshly Made. I love that web site but don't seem to have the time to make the challenge all that often. But, today I had some free time after my class last night and the Glimmer Paper was still on my work table and I could not resist playing...just a little bit!

 I like the softness of this card....I know that not too far away we will have a day of foggy snow. Do you have days like that? You know when it is still early in the winter season and warm enough to create fog while the snow is on the ground! Well this card reminds me of days like that. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Wednesday, November 5

Stamp A Stack Class

Hey everyone! I am in Maine this week on vacation but wanted to post what we will be doing when I return home for class next week! We will be making these three cards in Stamp a Stack fashion which means 12 cards in rotating stations! WooHoo! I can't wiat to see my ladies and watch then create these cards. See you soon!

Friday, October 24


Today's card is for the Paper Plunge is brand new over the past couple of weeks and fun to do. Not a lot of stress! Today's theme was DARK like in spooky or dark colors. ~Enjoy #paperplunge

Thursday, October 23

OOOPS I am late...but here is a class card!

HEY THERE EVERYONE!  We had a wild storm here over three days and I just didn't get on my computer with power outages, and trees down. I lost a gorgeous Pear tree that was as tall as my house in this storm. Good news...I have less leaves to rake in a few weeks!

Anyway, on Tuesday evening I had a class with 8 fabulous ladies and we all made this card. They loved it and I sent them directions in an email while they were here so they would get it when they got home! There are lots of directions out there and different sizes too....So, I took a bunch that I had seen on youtube and I reconfigured them to be as easy as possible for my girls. SUCCESS! And this card fits in a standard sized envi because it begins with a 8 1/2" x 11" piece of card stock instead of 12" x 12".  Have a great weekend and I will see you soon!

Wednesday, October 22

Peek A Boo and a SURPRISE!

Last week I did a class using the new HOLIDAY HOUSES stamp set. I am enthralled with this set as you could see from the sampler I did a while back. Anyway for the class I wanted to use the coordinating framelits to make a Peek A Boo card and really like how it came out. The second card has a trick too can you see it! I combined to stamp sets to create this scene but the secret is in the flowers...Did you guess? Ok I'll tell you if you haven't already figured them out. Those pink babies are created by inking up just a portion of the spider (included in Holiday Houses) and then stamped upside down. SO ADORABLE!!!!!   Hope your week is fun...come back tomorrow to see the Cascade Card we made in last night's class!~Enjoy your day!