Category Archives: Thinking of You

A paper napkin….


Hello to my blogging friends!  I have a couple of cards to show you using a technique that may or may not actually be a technique…  A few months ago we had the fabulous Leanne from Scrap ‘n With Flair in Humboldt for a one day, 12 hour Scrap and Yap day.  I wasn’t able to make it to the Scrap and Yap, but I knew that Leanne would be there with her products from her on-line store and I just had to go and play for just a little while and do some shopping!!!  This is where I first saw the Lindy’s  Stamp Gang products and they are fantastic!!  If you don’t know what they are you have to check them out in Leanne’s store.  You’ll see some of them in future projects I’ll be posting…..the colors are incredible!!  This is also where I first saw “I Am Roses” flowers and went home with a nice little bundle of those too……you’ll see these little gems on my card today.  One of the other products I purchased was some Claudine Hellmuth Studio multi-medium matte.  I love the look of the mixed media projects out there and I really want to try to do some of it myself one of these days……just have to get the nerve up to actually try it!!  I did however use my multi-medium matte on these two cards I made using this!



So this is a paper napkin I found while shopping and fell in love with the colors!!  When I brought them home I thought……Oooooo……what nice cards they’d make!!  So yup!  I peeled them apart and started to tear and glue to make some cards!









For this card I tore out just the coffee mug and adheared it to a kraft card front.  What I used to attach it was my Studio multi-medium matte.  It’s really a cool product.  I just took a brush and ‘painted’ some of the matte onto the card from and placed my torn piece of the paper napkin on top and then painted over top of the napkin with the matte as well.  I took my heat tool and used it to dry the medium (as I’m WAY too impatient to wait till it dries overnight).  I took some narrow cream-colored lace and sprayed it with my Lindy’s Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mist in Burnished Brass and also gave my card from a bit of a spritz as well.  I dried my lace with my heat tool and attached it to the side of the card.  I then took my Ranger Distress Ink in Black Soot and Rusty Hinge and stamped some random background stamps onto the card from using my Tim Holtz Ultimate Grunge background stamp set.  I used the dots and the grid pattern stamps on this card.  This is such a fun set and has funky stamps with a dots pattern, a grid pattern, a crackled glass pattern, random date stamps pattern a checkerboard pattern, bricks pattern and a numbers pattern.  All of these stamps are a sort of distressed, grungy type of pattern and I love them!!  Notice the fabulous pop of color from the three little roses on the corner of the card……I love these little flowers!!  They’re from the I Am Roses line and are just so stinkin’ cute!!  I distressed the edges of the card, added some bling and it’s done!

I took  a look at the napkin again and wanted to incorporate more of the pattern from it and decided to cover the entire front of my next card with it.  Check it out!

I really like how this card turned out.  I used my multi-medium matte on it again and this time I painted it on quite thick and chunky to add some additional dimension to the card.  I spritzed the front of the card and my white paper doily with my same Lindy’s Moon Shadow Mist in the Burnished Brass.  I attached the doily to the corner of the card and then grabbed my Tim Holtz Ultimate Grunge background stamps again with my Distress Black Soot ink and stamped randomly with the dots pattern and the multi date stamp pattern.  I had some paper butterflies from Close To My Heart that I also spritzed with my Moon Shadow Mist and then added some stickles to the edges of the wings and some bling down the body.  I took a piece of rusty-brown cardstock and stamped my sentiment onto it, tore the edges and then inked them with my Black Soot.  I attached it to the card using my multi-medium matte to give it the same texture and dimension as the rest of the card. I attached a dangly bling piece from my stash, distressed the edges of the card and tore away at a couple of the corners and it was done!! 

So, this was the result of playing with my new product and a paper napkin……let me know what you think!!  You know I love to hear from you!!


Yvonne   😉

Pink Pirouette….


I just love the names of the Stampin’ Up! colors….lol.  Hello there to my blog friends.  I’m trying to get back into some sort of a routine with posting to my blog…..I’ve missed posting to it sooo much!!  I’ve also been neglecting my SCS friends and their challenge threads.  Time to make up for it! 

Over on the Alphabet Challenge thread our friend Diane is doing a fantastic job of challenging up each week with such fun options for each letter.  You really should go and check out the challenge here and see what she comes up with.  She’s truly a gem of a person and is doing a fantastic job of temporarily hosting the challenge for Dani.

I was at my Stampin’ Up! demo night last week and this is one of the cards we made…..I love the CAS layout.  And it’s made with one of my favorite color combo’s of pink and brown!  Check it out!


The base of card was made using Early Espresso onto which was layered the Pink Pirouette. The corners were cut out using the Scallop Trim Corner punch.  The very cool layered flower was made using the single stamp called Triple Treat Flower.  The middle of the flower was punched out using the 5-Petal Flower punch and layered.  Love the look of that flower stamp and punch combo.

Thanks so much for popping in…..I’m off to post this to the challenge and can check one more thing off my list to get caught up!


Yvonne  😉

Love Birds……ahhhh


Round three coming up!  This is such a cute card…..I just love all the little details on this one.


Aren’t those two little birds just too cute!!!  They lend themselves to be very fitting for so many different occasions!!  Valentines, a wedding card, anniversary, birthday, just because, thinking of you…..etc., etc.!  So versatile they are.  And I love the embossed frame…’s one of the folders in the Designer Frames set of Textured Impressions Embossing Folders Set..  This oval folder fits the Extra-Large Oval punch (which the birds were stamped onto).  I really like the circle details around this embossed frame…..sets it off so nicely.




I love the little hearts!  Now I forgot to ask ‘Cutter’ (my SU! Demo’s nickname….she’s awesome!!) which folder this is, so I went searching through the catalogues and I’m pretty sure it’s one of the Letterpress Plates called Heart Pressed….so I’m going with that.  She’ll correct me if I’m wrong….lol.  (and only because I just emailed her to ask her.  😉  )  Edit:  lol……nope, I was wrong…’s one of the folders from the Adorning Accents sets.




See…..cute card isn’t it?!!  Don’t you think my little photo helper is just the best?  It’s a bear hubby gave me quite a few years ago that was attached to a balloon boquet for Valentines Day……there was a story behind me getting the balloons, because anyone who knows my hubbywill know he doesn’t do things like send balloon bouquets….lol.  Attached to the cute little bear was a little card and on that card was a poem he’d written for me.  Now, you’re probably going…..ahhhh…..he wrote you a poem??!!  How romantic……ya.  This is what the poem said:  “Roses are red, violets are blue(which, I agree, was a good start to the poem).  It went on to say….. I need brownie points, for a new Ski-Doo…..yup, that’s right.  LOL LOL LOL.  He’d had a minor argument with a tree root on a ski-doo trail and his sled kinda lost and bent his ski…hadn’t told me yet, so he thought this would be a good way to break the news to me…ya gotta love the man.  He is inventive….and it totally worked!!  Yup, that’s right, I can be bought with a sweet little bear holding a sign which says “I love you this much” and a balloon bouquet….lol

 That’s it for tonight…..I’m off to make an important phone call to a special friend……thanks for stopping by and checking out my cards!  I soooo appreciate it!!


Yvonne    😉

Delightful dragonflies and drooping daisies


Hey my fine blogging friends!  As you know, I’ve been participating in the weekly Alphabet challenge Dani has each week where we also have to write another few lines to our continuing story with  the emphasis being the letter of the week.  Well, we’re on the letter ‘D’ this week and I had a heck of a time trying to figure out what to do!  As I told Lynn, I just couldn’t find my mojo and figure it must have ran off with the sweet tarts……man! I hate when that happens!!  I decided to just start going through my few stacks of paper to see if inspiration would jump out at me.  I came across some paper I’d used in the past and wouldn’t you know it…..there was a dragonfly on the page!!  The mojo was back!!




I’ve had these dried flower looking flowers for a while and have used them a couple of times…..for this card they worked out very well….’drooping daisies’!!  The paper itself has what looks to me like a dried up old bees nest and I really like the sort of vintage feel of it.  I also have these strings of beads that I thought looked good coming out of the dried moss and of course, as I’m sure you can plainly see, they were ‘dazzling diamonds’!  I added an extra ‘dragonfly’…..oh!, sorry… a ‘delicate and delightful dragonfly’. 😉   This little beauty is from a package of beautiful embellishments my Secret Cupid  sent my in my package.  It’s from a K&Company package and their Susan Winget Botanical set.  I just love all the embellishments in this set and I know I’ll be putting them to good use!!  Thanks again Kathy… rock!!!





So, here’s a look at the whole card.  I really do like the look of this paper.  It’s from a paper pack by K&Company and their Tim Coffey line of Designer Paper.  I’ve used this paper pack quite a bit and I love every piece of paper in it…..and that doesn’t happen too often. 




I’m off to post my card to the SCS Alphabet thread now and then go and find my pillow.  Thank you so much for popping in, I do appreciate the company!!


Yvonne 😉

Mixing it up at SCS…….Lauren style!!


Hello my blogging friends!!  Over at SCS this week we have the wonderful and creative Laurenscraft hosting Ashdales Mix It Up! challenge thread.  She has given us quite the assignment for this week and it’s going to be sooo much fun!!!  Check it out here This is her challenge for us:Think outside the box by making a project that is not square or rectangle or cube shaped.


I have this little file where I’ve got all these templates saved of different shaped cards I’ve collected over the years.  Most of the templates came from the PaperCrafts web site and I haven’t made any of them.  This little number caught my eye this evening as I love purses, so why not do a card that looks like one!   So here’s what I came up with using my template.  I’m not sure if I really followed the rules as it is rectangle shaped, but it is 3-D!!!  Please Lauren…..does it pass the assignment??!! 

I love the alligator looking paper and have had it forever.  I just loved it when I bought it.  There was only one sheet and it was 8×8.  I think it looks pretty cool on my purse.  Who doesn’t like patent alligator?!!  Faux alligator of course as no real alligators were harmed in the making of this card…..whew!  Thought I’d better add the disclaimer!!

I really like my little pewter embellishment…’s a decoration from off a hair accessory I found at our local Dollar Store.  I just took it off the bobby pin and tada…embellishment for $1.00!!!

I’m off to go and try another shaped card…..I’m on a roll now….look out baby!!


Yvonne 😉

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!!


Hey there my little blogging friends!  I’m poopered I tell you.  Why do I always decide to do such detailed cards for a swap when I need to make 6 of the little buggers?!  But, I do really like this card, so I won’t complain too much.  This is for a shaped card swap.  Again, I played with my CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. 

Aren’t these rolled roses just gorgeous!!!  I cut them out at 2 1/2″ and 2″.  For this card I used a pearl drop, for the rest of the cards I decided to use my Bisque Liquid Pearls and they turned out very nice.  I used the CTMH Olivia Level 2 Paper Packet for this card and a piece of chocolate cardstock.  Again, everything on the card was cut out using my cricut cartridge.  I love the addition of the Taggeta Seam Binding.  I hit the jackpot at our local second hand Good Neighbour store one day and found a bunch of lace, seam binding and buttons!!

I really need to make myself a photo box so I can get a better picture with better color.  I used the Smoothie cardstock for the roses and a piece of the B & T Duos for the green matt on the big centre tag and for the leaves for the roses.  I stamped my swirly frame and sentiment in the CTMH Chocolate ink.  The swirly frame is from My Miind’s EyeLost & Found set and the sentiment is from a set I’ve had forever and honestly don’t know where I got it from or who it’s made by.  I used my Bisque Liquid Pearls for the little dots of embellishments on the card.  I’m really starting to like my Liquid Pearls cause I can control how big or small the pearl ends up being……very versatile product!!

So there you have it……my day of crafting.  I’m so tired right now I think I’ll likely be sleeping before I even hit the pillow…..and yes Mom, I know I should have been in bed earlier……lol. 

With that, I’m signing out of here.  Another week of work coming up…….oh yay!!  lol.  Chao ladies and thanks so much for stopping by!!

Yvonne  🙂

Faux Silk Technique


One of the cards we  did at our Stampin’ Up! demo night was the faux silk technique using tissue paper.  This is such a cool technique and so easy to do!  And depending on whether you want a vibrant or a more muted effect, you can stamp your image onto your cardstock or directly onto the tissue paper.  Depending on the look you’re after, either option is a great choice.

The card base is made using Old Olive cardstock.  We started by cutting out a piece of tissue paper slightly larger than the piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The image was from the Fabulous Florets set and was stamped in Old Olive and Concord Crush inks.  It’s VERY important you let the images competely dry before you continue.  If you don’t the inks will smudge and you’ll be starting over!  Depending on the look you’re going for you would either stamp your images onto your cardstock or directly onto the tissue paper.  Once the image is completely dry, take the tissue paper and scrunch it into a tight, tight ball……like your going to make a spit ball…  Very carefully unscrunch it but don’t smooth it out or you’ll lose the effect for the faux silk.  Take the Stampin’ Up! anywhere glue stick, which by the way is a fantastic glue stick cause it’s rectangle in shape and so easy to use to get total coverage on your cardstock.  Cover your entire piece of Whisper White cardstock with the glue stick being sure to get all around the edges so the tissue paper won’t curl back or fold over on you.  Taking your piece of tissue paper and starting in the middle, ‘tap’ it onto the cardstock.  If you rub it on you’ll smooth out the wrinkles and again will lose the effect for the faux silk.  Now depending on how many wrinkles you want (I like allot of wrinkles in the finished product) will dictate how much you ‘tap’ your piece of tissue paper onto the cardstock.  Be sure to get it tapped down all over the cardstock, especially the edges so it adheres properly and won’t curl up or fold over.  Once you have it looking the way you want it, trim the excess tissue paper away from the cardstock and adhere to a strip of Old Olive cardstock.  Taking two narrow strips of Concord Crush cardstock,  use the Scallop Trim Border to create a border frame and attach to each side of the Old Olive cardstock strip.  Attach this to the front of your card and ta da!!!  The sentiments were stamped onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then centered into the large oval punch and punched out.  Attach your sentiment to a piece of Concord Crush that was punched out using the Scallop Oval punch.  Decide on the placement of your sentiment and attach to your card front!  You’re done and have an awesome card with a great technique!  This is one technique I can see myself using over and over again……easy peasy and it looks great!!

Okay… to do another post for the next card……getting tired of them yet??  teehee…..I’m loving this!!!