Friday, July 24, 2015

With a sad heart I must announce that Debra passed away in July 2015.  She had been ill for most of her adult life but she never showed it.

We will never forget her.

Posted by her husband Curtis Hensley

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Crazy4Challenges - week 3

Hi Friends!
It's week 3 in the June Crazy4Challenges challenge month.  I was invited to play along this month by my fellow ECD DT member Frances Byrne. It's been fun to participate in the different challenges! This week is based on this card sketch.

Here is the card I created:

Recently on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog, Judy Kauffman created a project where she cut flowers from the negatives from a sheet of glitter dots adhered to shimmer sheetz. I love the look so much I wanted to try it. I had the negatives from a sheet of black and silver glitter dots (7018) and adhered it to white cardstock. I diecut the flowers with Bunch of Flowers 4 (1030) from the dots and some pink pattern paper. The silver Happy Birthday (2577) and black borders (1016) are also from ECD. The sketch worked perfectly to showcase the unique flowers.

Here is a close-up

Using the negatives doubles the use of the sheet of glitter dots and creates some really fun, unique flowers to liven up any project!

Don't forget to visit the C4C blog and see all the other amazing creations.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Maritime Joy Fold Card- ECD Blog post

Hi Friends,
I'm featured on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today with a fun joy fold card perfect for a last minute Father's Day Card.  Stop by and see quick and easy this card is to make and give it a try!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Crazy4Challenges - week 2

Hi Friends,
It's week 2 in the Crazy4Challenges June challenge month. My friend Frances Byrne invited me to be a guest designer this month and I am enjoying it so much! Thanks for all the kind words about last weeks card. Unfortunately, I injured a nerve in my leg a few days ago and have not been online much to visit the other blogs but I will soon- can't wait to see all to the amazing creations!

This weeks theme was in honor of Father's Day - to create a masculine card.

 The image is from Lili of the Valley- isn't he cute! He is colored with Copic Markers. The card itself was designed by Sharon Fontenot- a friend and amazing card designer. I love the addition of the chain on the lamp. So fun. I'll be giving this card to my Dad so shhh...don't tell :-)

Skin: E00, E21, E11, E04
Hair: E33, E35, E37
Chair: R29, R59, R89 Legs-E39
Clothes: YG93, YG95, YG97
Newspaper: E51, W0, W1
Slippers: BG49, 0
Gift: BG49, BG18
Floor: W1, W3
Slippers and bow: Spica 21- Lipstick

Shadow: W1

Don't forget to visit all the other blogs participating in the challenge. You will be truly inspired by the talent of the challenge team!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 12, 2015

You're the Sweetest

Hi Friends!
It's been a crazy week for me. I injured a nerve on the side of my leg and consequently my foot is numb and I can hardly walk. It's going to take up to 6 weeks to heal- ugh! As a result I have not been on the computer much. I am feeling a bit better today so I went through some of my files and found this fun card from my card class last month to share with you.

Front- closed


View from above  

The card features one of the new Elizabeth Craft Designs dies - Ice Cream Cone. Of course I used Silk Microfine Glitter on the ice cream scoops and cherry for some added glitz.  The easel card uses the circle from Stand Up Helpers 2 as a stopper. These dies are  designed to use as stoppers and make easel cards so easy to make. The sentiment and papers are from my stash.

I'm going to keep this short and sweet today, just like me.. gotta go put the leg up.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great day!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Craziy4Challenges Guest Designer

Hi Friends,
 I was invited by the wonderfully talented Frances Byrne to participate in this month's Crazy4Challenges  group. The first challenge is to celebrate the return of sunshine in our lives and create a card with sunshine, yellow or anything else related to the sun.

The card I created features this adorable little guy heading to the beach - a digi stamp called  My Beach Boy from Tiddlyinks. He is colored with Copics. The wave edge is from Karen Burniston's Beach Edges (981) cut on Bazzill Bling cardstock. The sentiments were some old ones from my stash. I added a little clear Wink of Stella for some sparkle. 

Here are the Copic colors I used:
Skin: E00, E01, E11, E13, R20
Hair: E31, E33, E37
Shorts: B04, B06, Spica 08- Turquoise
Shirt: G02, G05
Sun/Shoes: Y08, Y19, Clear Wink of Stella
Crab/Flag: R08, R17, R59
Shovel/Pail: Y19, YR04
Sand Castle/Sand: E00, E31, E34, E42, W3, Clear Wink of Stella
Dog: W0, W1, W3
Sky: B00

Thanks for stopping by today! I am looking to the rest of the month and sharing more fun challenge cards with you!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

May Design Challenge- Follow Your Heart

Hi Everyone!

Today is the day for the Elizabeth Craft Designs- Design Team Challenge for May. The theme this month was to use one of our new large stone, bricks or circles dies.

The bricks were calling to me to make them into the Yellow Brick Road which inspired me to create this card. I diecut the bricks twice from yellow bling cardstock to make it extra long. I wanted the road to get wider as it went so I used some of the bricks from the extra piece to fill in on the sides to make it wider, Worked perfectly! Next I needed the ruby slippers- I used the beautiful shoes/feet from  Jackie's Dolls 1 Peel-Offs- glittered and colored with E01 and R39 Copic. I diecut the letters for the word FOLLOW from Alphabet 1- Caps and adhered them to a strip of vellum. The word "your" is cut from an old book- I thought it would be a nice nod to the Wizard of Oz to use real book text. A glittered heart finishes it off. 

Don't forget to visit the ECD blog for links to all the other amazing Design Team projects You will be inspired!

Thanks for stopping by today! Remember to always follow your heart!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Yellow Rose of Texas

Hi Friends,
Being a Texan, the song The Yellow Rose of Texas inspired me to create this card featuring Susan's Gardens Garden Note -Rose 2 die. The sweet rose and bud were perfect to create a tag card with Texas flag colors and 2 yellow roses.

For the card, I diecut the base with Tags & More 7- Vine, embossed the front with Lots of Dots embossing folder and added the pattern paper. Next I diecut  the Tags & More 4- Flourish tag to build my roses on. You can see a video explaining how to create these Roses from Susan HERE.  A few strips of Glitter Stars Border and some ribbon and the card is complete. 

Garden Notes dies are perfect for cards and easy to put together. Give the Rose 2 a try and create your own special card!

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Flower Shop- Susan's Garden DT blogpost

Hi Friends!
I'm featured on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today with a post for Susan's Gardens Design Team. Come on over and see how I made this card using the Country Scapes line of dies. I just love the way you can customize your story!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Watercolor and Sequins!

Hi Friends,
Today I am sharing a card with you I created for my card class this month. I've been fascinated by sequins lately and finally got some to play with. This card is inspired by Kristina Werner - she plays around with inks and vellum  and sequins a lot and I always love the look.

Wartercolor Inked Sequin Card
Fold card base in half. Stamp sentiment on vellum with Versa Mark Ink. Be sure to use the embossing buddy before stamping. Set aside. Create the inked background. Dribble each color of Distress ink/mist on the top of the water color paper, varying the colors. Tilt card upright and spritz with water to make colors run. Keep adding colors and drying until the desired look is achieved. Sprinkle with inks to get droplets. Spritz with both mists for the pearlized sheen. Add a few lines of blue Wink of Stella. Dry. Adhere to card front. Adhere vellum sentiment strip about 1” from bottom. I used tiny gluedots that can be covered with sequins. Add sequins to complete.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you are inspired to get out your inks and some water color paper and let your inner artist out!