Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Friday, February 12, 2016


Hello, fellow crafters!  Today's card was made for a friend who loves to read. She also loves wine and chocolates. And her birthday happens to fall on Valentine's Day. How lucky can you get??? So I decided to make her this birthday "book pop-up" card with all this in mind.

The base card was made with GKD white card stock and layered with some lightly patterned green paper that I had in my stash.The card front or focal panel was embossed with a Creative Expressions Textured Linen folder. The book worm was created using small circle die cuts in light green card stock. I added brads for the eyes. The glasses were cut from an Impression Obsession Retro Masculine die set.The book was hand created and the book title was self composed and computer generated on pink cardstock. The hands holding the book were created with small floral die cuts, cut in half to show only 3 "fingers" and then  adhered to the book. The sentiment was computer generated and then cut into a banner and matted with green patterned paper.

Here's a photo of the inside of the card.

 I hope you enjoyed this post. Thanks for visiting my blog and please come again.
 Until next time, happy crafting!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

50th Anniversary

Hi everyone! Today I'd like to showcase a 50th Anniversary card I made for my dearest friend and her husband. They have shared 50 cherished years together. I wish you could see the shimmer of the champagne in the champagne glasses. It really is striking.

The base card was made using GKD white card stock. I layered it with gold glitter paper and put it aside. Meanwhile I prepared my focal panel by positioning a die cut heart, made with Memory Box Bingham Heart, and determining where to have my sentiment and their names placed. Nex,t I printed my sentiment and names via computer, positioned the heart die cut and adhered it.

The champagne glasses, cut with a Die-Namics die, were assembled using white card stock, vellum and gold glitter paper. Before adhering the glasses, I cut the number 50 from gold glitter paper and adhered  it beneath the heart. I was then able to position the champagne glasses in the manner shown in the photo.

For the interior of my card, I chose to die cut two other champagne glasses (from Cottage Cutz) and placed them around the verse. Here is a photo of one of the glasses:

That completed my project. I was very pleased with the end result. I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it. Thanks for stopping by and come back again and again. Until then, make it a great day!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Shopping For Your Birthday

Hello, crafting friends! My oldest and dearest friend's birthday is this month and this is the card I made for her. My creative juices were flowing at a snail's pace so I searched around the Internet and finally got inspired and created this card. I just love how it turned out!

The base card was made from GKD White card stock. It was layered with SU Blushing Bride, followed by GDK Black Onyx card stock. The focal layer was embossed with SU Square Lattice EF.

The sentiment was personally composed and computer generated and then cut with a die from Spellbinders A2 Distressed Edges. This was then matted in GKD Black Onyx.

The shopping bags were cut using Memory Box Gift Bag dies on various patterned papers from my stash. I adhered the names of major department stores and added tissue paper to make the bags more interesting and give the card more appeal.  Both the sentiment and bags were adhered with dimensionals.

I didn't post a photo of the inside of the card but would like to share the inside verse.....

....and found tons of gifts,
ones that can't be gift wrapped
because they're all 
birthday wishes
that come from
 the heart.

  I added an image of a gift bag with the words "wishes" floating out of it. 

Hope you enjoyed this post and will be inspired to create something awesome today!