Gifted card box with tutorial

   Hello blogger friends. After a few months of creating cards, writing up descriptions and settling on prices, I was able to get my Etsy Shop open this week! I'm so thankful that I am able to create and share my things with others, including, this tutorial for card boxes which I hope you enjoy and use! Many of my cards are larger squared creations that have a lot of elements on them. They can't be placed in envelopes as that would smash them or make them fall apart. I was perusing other Makers blogs a few weeks back and came across a beautiful card made by Becca Feekan at Amazing Paper Grace which came with a box. I loved the design idea she had but knew I needed boxes that allowed more FULL STORY HERE....... Read more

Lord, my Rock and My Reedemer

Wherever you hail from, I trust your weekend is going well! Living in Florida, we are blessed with sunny skies, a cool breeze and plenty to do! Today is a busy day for me, on my list is this post which is more of a "how to" post at the request of several followers. The "how to" is regarding this card which was displayed on our week #5 Publication Call for Parables of a Crafter! Rather than answering multiple emails, it makes better sense to just write up the "how to" for anyone wanting it and post it here!! To read more about how this card came about and the week #5 Publication Call, visit our post from yesterday! Now, on to the card! This is a squared card measuring 5 1/2" x 5 FULL STORY HERE....... Read more

Combining Inks & Stamps With Tutorial

Hello to everyone! It's an overcast day in Florida which makes it a beautiful day for crafting! I've stepped away from die cuts and all those wonderful embellishments today to show you a simple creation using inks and stamps. I love my inks and stamps and feel that I often neglect them but not today! This card and tutorial show how you can bring different inks and stamps from different manufacturers together to make a wonderful card and envelop set. Here's the card and matching envelope I created: Isn't it wonderful? I love how the use of different types of inks create their own "layered" effect! There is a total of 5 stamps used on this but because they are made quieter with the FULL STORY HERE....... Read more

Oh Christmas Tree….With Video Tutorial!

I create, I write, I blog and I post.....that's my process, and it usually ends right there. A strange occurance is taking place as of late....people desire my templates and instructions for making some of my cards...crazy wonderful right!? I set out to make a written tutorial of the stitched Christmas tree and quickly realized that it would take entirely too many pictures to demonstrate this one which meant I had to go to video! Read more