Chipboard Frame

I picked up a chipboard fram at Tuesday Morning and felt it was the perfect opportunity to try out my new glitters from  and they are sooo sparkly! I should have painted a basecoat first, but I was so excited I forgot that step. So, I had to use 3 coats of glitter where I would probably only use 1 with the base coat.  Here is how I made this cute little frame–I added a sentiment in but it can be used as a regular frame as well. I used beautiful flowers from the stamp/die sets from


What you’ll need:

Chipboard frame


Flowers (paper or silk)

        Mod Podge

       Paint brush


      Ink for flowers

      Clear sealant

      Acetate-for windpow

     Ridged picture frame tun button (optional)



First step was to cover the front of the frame and both bottom stands with Mod podge and cover generously with that sparkly magic–glitter!! I chose a custom color of Opal Pink (Ya-ya’s Glitter)If you choose to basecoat your frame you should only need 1 coat of glitter.  If you choose to basecoat, do 1 light coat, let dry thoroughly and add another light coat-let dry completely before doing the Mod podge step.

While you are waiting for the glitter and Mod podge to dry, stamp severaly types of flowers or pick out the flowers you will be using. When glitter is dry, spray a light coat of sealant, if another coat of glitter is needed, wait a few minutes then reapply Mod poge and glitter, let dry and clear sealant. I used daisy and lilies from Heartfelt Creations. To color them I stamped the daisy with Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry, and colored it with Distress Oxide Worn Lipstick and glued higlights and used Glitzy glitter and used yellow prills for the centers. For the lillies, I stamped in Distress Oxide Abandoned Coral and also lightly colored with the same color. I higlighted the inner markings with Brazil Deep Copper glitter and center is yellow prills. The leaves are Distress Oxide Citron and Lucky Green.


Once all parts of the fram have been glittered, cut a piece of acetate to cover the back of the opening. Add the rigid button to close the back of the frame if desired. Assemble frame, arrange flowers how you desire. The flowers attach well with pop dots or 2 sided foam tap and give a little dimension.

Put in your favorite photo or sentiment and enjoy!

Calendar Box

Every year my dear Mother-in-law struggles to find those free little calendars. So I  happened on them through Scrapbooking Made Simple and ordered a pack of 10. I then perused YouTube and found that there are many ideas out there–but I found one by Lea Denton that had a little drawer I made mine a little deeper because I had a notepad that is wider than the post its. It was fund to make and I will be makeing more!  I don’t remember where the paper came from but the roses are from Heartfelt Creations stamp/die set. I used the new flower shaping tools and it was so nice not to have to hand shape those!


The entire holder is made from cardstock, however I am going to try chip board next time. I put little gold colored corner protectors on it and I think it really added to it. I put glitter around the roses on the top card and on the tips of the actual roses. It’s no fun if it doesn’t sparkle, right?  Now that I know how it goes together the next one will much easier. I wanted to try something different and this surely is! Beautiful and functional, nice combo!

Eclipse Birthday Card

I’ve seen so many beautiful eclipse cards I thought I would give it a try. I do not have alphabet dies, so I used my Scan N Cut to cut out the letters. I used distress ink on the front and the cute bicycle is from Heartfelt Creations. I used Darice foam strips (the skinny ones) behind the letters. Overall it was a fun card to make and really looked beautiful, the pictures don’t do it justice.


2017 Winter Stampfest

Hello! Me and my good friend Elizabeth Thomas attended the2017 Winter Stampfest, including the Friday night Make it and Take it class. It was held in our town of New Port Richey so it was nice not having to make that long drive after the class and getting home at midnight like I usually do when it is held in Clearwater. Hope they have it here again next year! If you don’t know what a Make it and Take it class is, it is like speed dating for crafters-you go from table to table making small projecst and getting to learn new techniques and products. Here are a fre pictures:

Saturday is the shopping event, and there were a ton of people there! It was held at the New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center, and I’m sure their regular patrons were in for a shock when they walked in on the crafty madness! We got some really neat new things so informational videos will now have to be made!!  We also must start selling our crafty creations so pay for these excursions 🙂  Here is my haul from the shopping day:

Yes, Heartfelt Creations took most of my money but I got a lot of stamps and dies that I have wanted for a while. They are my favorite company by far, and this is my once a year big shopping spree. Time to save up for next year’s! I also shopped at Tessler’s Stamps, Pink and Main, Stamplistic, Marco’s Paper, Just for Fun, Creek Bank Creations, and Sarasota Stamps. Elizabeth and I have our sights set on the 218 Crafters Therapy Cruise to Alaska–we shall see! I look forward to doing some demo’s on the new products, see you soon!

Unique Wedding Album

My boyfriend’s nephew got married at the Tampa Aquarium, so I wanted to make an album with their colors and the aquarium theme. It turned out beautiful and was fun to make. I hope you enjoy the photos! There were watefall layouts, pockets, and the spine had their initial and sea charms. The spine was covered in velvet paper.The colors were teal, purple and silver.

Christmas cards

Some Christmas cards done this year. Most were done with the cute little Unity Stamps (, others were with Heartfelt Creations ( paper, links below the picture. These were colored with watercolor pencils, water-based markers, Spectrum Glitter pens, water soluble oil crayons, metallic watercolor. The first card is so simple yet elegant, it has an embossed background and sentiment from Heartfelt Creations with a simple ribbon. Glossy accents were also used on some, and glitter–who doesn’t love glitter? The sentiments were from Heartfelt Creations and some old wooden stamps I had.

Links for stamps and paper used:

Heartfelt Creations:


Unity Stamp Co



Cards for the office

Here are an array of some of the cards that I made this year for my office for Birthdays and Sympathy. Some I forgot to take pictures of, next year I will be better to remember to do that! I used Heartfelt Creations ( ) and Unity Stamps ( for most of these. The poker card I used 3d stickers from Jolee’s I believe.

Somethin’ Fishy

I did this card for a sweet co-worker, her sister  was having a milestone birthday and loves fising… I used “fish tales” stamp and die set from Local Rubber King

I must say that it is one of the better cards I have done, my co-worker loved it, hope her sister does too!



The background paper is from Hobby Lobby. The fish are done with the markers from The Local King Rubber Stamp Company on glossy paper. Finished off with twine bow.  The fish are 3 d wth foam mounting squares:



Now for the inside……



I used my Scan N Cut to cut out the words, and used the Xyron to put the adhesive backing. Not my favorite method as the adhesive was also between the letters and made the outside a little sticky so the front of the card stuck to the back a little. That is a note to self for next time….And to top the milestone off,



A fisherman stamp from the same stamp set on glossy paper with Stayzon ink. I added the twine for the fishing line, as I couldn’t find my line….



I think it turned out pretty darned cute!  I really had fun with this one, love making those fish.

UPDATE: She loved the card and I corrected the post to show it was her sister, not sister in law.  Thanks for lunch Tez, will craft for food!!


HC’s Winking Frog collection

Oh those darned designers at  Heartfelt creations ( are at it again.  They have the cutest set this month that has frogs in it. I did one of the pre-cut cards and boy did I have fun!  I used the following stamp inks: pistachio, Rhubarb, Sand on the edge of the card and inserts, as well as the lilly pads. I also used some copic type markers on the mushrooms and frogs–and of course it would not be complete without a wink of Stella! I did this little guy in about 15 minutes and it was so much fun! I can’t wait to do some of the other things in the collection. The frogs, lilies and lillypad all have foam squares to pop them up, as well as the saying.

Little Birthday Cards

I have dabbled in a new technique I leared from those brilliant girls at Sparkle N Sprinkle ( at the Winter Stampfest in Clearwater last month. Using wide double sided tape, rub glitter or embossing powder over it and viola! A beautiful sparkly stripe!!!  I used my fabulous Unity stamps ( )  for the birthday greetings.  I left the blank because they are for co-workers and we need lots of space for writing 🙂  I also used Wink of Stella because there cannot be too much sparkle in a card, can there??  I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them.