Sunday, January 31, 2016

Make a Wish --

Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by.  I want to share a cute little birthday card featuring Joset Designs along with some wonderful dies from the Els van de Burgt Studio, all from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  This little cupcake just couldn't be any cuter and a great way to send a sweet birthday greeting. From the glittery frosting to the festive bow - who wouldn't want to make a wish? The finished card is 5.5" square on a base of 100lb. Soft Finish Cardstock.  I will be making a few more of these for the birthdays in our family coming in February.

I hope you have enjoyed - I have linked all products used below.  Just click on the link to shop.

Have creative week,


Thursday, January 28, 2016

It's Tag Friday @ A Vintage Journey

Hi everyone and welcome to Tag Friday (although it's still Thursday here in the US).  Whenever there is a 5th Friday in a month - that means the Creative Guides make a tag to share and it can be any theme we like.  To see all the tags from my talented team mates, click here.   I'm making my tag do double duty so I can share it on the Tim Holtz Blog for my January tag. 

Have a wonderful weekend,

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Destintation Inspiration at A Vintage Journey

This week it is my turn to share a project at A Vintage Journey.  Each month 4 of the Creative Guides take you on a little adventure where we are challenged to use the same items in different ways.  This month we packed:

 Product : Archival Ink
Technique : Stamping
 Color: Dusty Concord
                                   Substrate : Acrylic/Clear Packaging/Acetate

I hope to see you at Terminal 4 where you will get a complete tutorial on how I made this:

Have a wonderfully creative week,

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Valentine's Card

Hi everyone and happy Saturday.  I have a quick card for Valentine's Day to share with you today. 

I used some of the new Through the Lens paper, Wood, from the Els van de Burgt collection at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  These great papers will be available at the end of February.  I also used the new Stitched Squares.  What goes better with wood than a beaver?  Here is Baker the Beaver - one of the new dies just released from Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

On the inside of the card you can see that Baker is holding a gift box of yummy chocolates for his, hopefully,  valentine.
All die sets used are linked below so just chick away to shop.
Other papers used are from Stampin Up.

It seems that Baker found a challenge to enter over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge where they are asking for Love is in the Air + Use Red.  Red is on the inside so hope the team will come take a look. 
While he was poking around he found Create with Critters over at
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
I hope you have enjoyed and have a wonderful weekend,

Friday, January 22, 2016

Love is in the Air

Hi all -

I would love for  you to stop by the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today to see a complete tutorial on how I made this Artist Trading Block featuring the new papers  "Through the Lens" from Els van de Burght.  Simply click here.

Although there seems to be a contradiction in terms, I'm entering this in the Emerald Creek Dare challenge where they say Valentine's is NOT in the air.

Have a creative weekend,

Tuesday, January 19, 2016


Hi all, welcome to day 2 of the Karen Burniston Designer Challenge week.  The theme for this week is NEW.  While it is a fact that Jinks the Monkey is part of the "new" collection just released by Karen Burniston for  Elizabeth Craft Designs - he has been seen here on my blog before - but not quite like this. 
For this tag, Jinks has gone Steampunk - so much fun!!
  I have lots of strange steampunk charms and brads in my stash and this was the perfect time to use some of them.
I have linked the die and stamp sets below so you can click away for more details.
Don't forget to visit Karen's blog tomorrow to see what each member of the design team made with the NEW release.  You can do that by CLICKING HERE
Have a great week,

Monday, January 18, 2016

Steampunk Coffee

Hi and welcome to this month's Karen Burniston Designer Challenge Week.  I am sharing the project  I made for the new FREE E-book that was released during CHA Winter 2016.  Each member of the design team, including Karen, made a project using the new release from Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I'm so happy with the way this card turned out and I hope you enjoy it as well. 
The star of the show with Pop it Up Dies is always the inside of the card - so I'll start there.
I'm not going to go into the details of how this card was made because you can find complete detailed instructions and step by step photos in the E-book by clicking here.
Last but certainly not least is the card front. 
 I have linked all die and stamp sets below for your browsing convenience.
We have a new format for the Designer Challenge Week.  We are moving from the ECD blog to Karen's blog starting today.  To see all the great designs from the entire team on Wednesday January 20, 2016  simply
Have a wonderful week,

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Two More Tags

Hi again - today I'm sharing two more tags from CHA.  All Elizabeth Craft Designs die and stamp sets are linked below.  Most are available now.

I will see you tomorrow with my card for the first day of Karen Burniston's Designer Challenge Week.
Have a great Sunday,

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Some tags to share -

Hi - just stopping by today to share a couple of my tags that were on display at CHA in the

For this one I used several of the previously released die sets from Karen Burniston, a new Clear Stamp Set and the tag set from Els van de Burgt, all linked below.
For this tag I started out with the great tag set by Els van de Burgt.  For the background I used one of the new Stage it Stencils from Karen Burniston.  All the die sets, stencils and stamp sets are linked below.  

Have a great weekend,

Thursday, January 14, 2016

More CHA

Welcome back - today I'm just going to show you a few of, for me, the highlights of the show.
It's pretty exciting to have your work on display for the entire industry to see so please bare with me as I brag a little.
I'm sure you couldn't have guessed that the ones with the big yellow arrows are mine (subtle huh).
Here are Jinks and Baker showing off.

Nothing more fun than spending time with friends!
See you tomorrow with a few more,

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

My CHA Adventures

Hi -

I just returned home from CHA last night and will be sharing some of my adventures with you this week. 
I'm so excited to tell you about a brand new E-Book that was released the first day of the show by Karen Burniston of  Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I'm so proud to say that I'm featured in it along with Karen and the entire Pop it Ups Designer Challenge Team.  Each of us made a project focusing on the new release along with complete
 photo and written instructions.  
You can peruse the book easily on a computer, phone or tablet at this link: Pop it Ups Cardmaking Winter 2016 If you'd like to download the book so you can print it, choose the "Share" button and then choose "Download". Issuu also has a free mobile app if you prefer.
Here I am with Karen at the Elizabeth Craft Designs booth where my
Barrel of Monkeys card was on display.
Hope to see you tomorrow when I will be sharing more photos from the show.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Card #2 for January 28, 2016

Hi again,

I'm back today to share the second card we will be making at The Paper Collage on January 28th.  This time we will be using the Oval Pull Card designed by Karen Burniston and the Hot Air Balloon designed by Joset de van Burgt.  All part of the new release from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
The design of the card makes the balloon appear to be flying through the air.  Please contact the store for details by clicking here.
Come join us to see how it's done,

Monday, January 11, 2016

Class card for January 28, 2016

Hi all,

I am currently away having a great time at CHA but thought I would share this cute card that I am teaching at The Paper Collage on January 28th.  For details on the class, contact the store by
The front of the card and the verse on the inside features a great new set of dies, Stitched Ovals, designed by Els de van Burgt - owner of Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The fun Pop Up Cake on the inside, designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs, is being released this week at CHA.   Both die sets are available for purchase starting next week. 

Hope to see you at The Paper Collage,

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

2016 The Year of the Monkey

Hi my friends-

I hope you will join me at Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog today for a full tutorial on how I made this cute little d├ęcor item featuring Jinks the Monkey.  Jinks is one of the new character dies from
Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Hope to see you there,

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year

HAPPY NEW YEAR - I'm stopping by today to wish everyone a happy & healthy new year and to share a tag for the first day of 2016.

I've been playing with some of the fabulous new papers from Elizabeth Craft Designs called "Through the Lens" designed by Els van de Burgt.  I feel in love with these papers at first sight and couldn't wait to start using them. There are three categories, Wood, Metal & Stone and they are all just beautiful.  They will be available soon.  Today I'm using Metal for the background and Stone for the brick mortar.

 The paper and dies I used are linked below.
OK, I see that the theme for Mixed Media Monthly Challenge is "Time Flies", this tag will fit that theme perfectly.
I had no idea when I made this that it would fit so many other challenges out there in blogland but I will also be adding it to Crazy 4 Challenges. They want "Z", for zipper of course.
Hope this is your best year yet!!!