CKC Class Results

Hello Everyone,

The weather seems to be improving every day finally.  This is just a quick post today to show the results of my classes at Creative Keepsake Convention in Manchester, NH last weekend.  I took 4 classes 3 of which were card classes the other one was scrapbook pages.  I am posting the cards today.

Sunflower Class

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Vellum Class

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These card classes are all 1 hr classes so everything is already designed and cut for us we just add the coloring, shading, shaping, assembling and glittering.

This is something I attend once a year with some girlfriends – great get away with lots of laughs, shopping and good food!

Until next time

Happy Scrapping!


Strawberry Vanilla Hydrangea

Good Morning Everyone!  Sorry it has been so long since I have posted but I have been busy getting ready to go to Creative Keepsake Convention and then going to convention. I had a great time taking classes, shopping, eating and enjoying great friends.

My post today is using one of Susan’s Garden new dies and one of Karen Burniston’s pop up dies.  It was hard to get a good clear picture because of the shine from the glitter.

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Card base is an A2 size card (4-1/4 X 5-1/2)

1.  Panel is made by using Karen Burniston’s accordion rectangle die.  Attach a piece of sticker paper  4-1/2 X 5-3/4 to a pc of white cardstock the same size using clear double sided adhesive. Cut 1 frame from this.  Cut the rectangle and tabs from center of frame and the long tab on the left edge of the frame. Run this frame through Sizzix machine using Hearts Entwined embossing folder (or other embossing folder of your choice)  Peel the paper from the front of the frame ( protective paper covering adhesive) sprinkle glitter over all the adhesive and burnish in then brush away any excess.

2.  Cut a pc of green cardstock 3-3/4 X 4-3/4 and emboss using Lots of Dots embossing folder.  Sand lightly.

3.  Attach green embossed cardstock to the back of the frame and then attach frame to the front of the card base.

4.  Make your hydrangea using Susan’s Garden new Hydrangea die coming soon at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  I used Susan’s great video for her Garden Notes Hydrangea die for guidance see video here Using Pan Pastels color white cardstock with Permanent Red, Permanent Red Tint (pink), and Titanium White varying the shades of color then cutting the petals.  For the leaves and base I colored white cardstock using Pan Pastels Bright Yellow Green and Bright Yellow Green Shade (this one was from set 2 of Pan Pastels) then cut the leaves and base.

5.  Heat emboss sentiment onto a die cut shape then cover with clear double sided adhesive.  Remove protective paper and add glitter and burnish in.

6.  Color a small pc of white cardstock with Red and Pink Pan Pastels.  Cover pc with clear double sided adhesive and cut a couple of hearts using heart die from the Acccordion Rectangle die set.  Peel off protective paper and add glitter.  Attach to the left of the sentiment.

7.  Add sentiment to inside of your card.


Supplies used:

From Elizabeth Craft Designs

Susan’s Garden Hydrangea #1020  (coming soon)

Susan’s Garden 4 pc tool kit #808

Susan’s Garden mini molding pad

Karen Burniston Accordion Rectangle Die #972

Clear Double Sided Adhesive 6X6 #503

Clear Double Sided Adhesive 6mm #506


Close To My Heart Cardstock – White Daisy and New England Ivy

Close To My Heart Archival Ink – Black

Close To My Heart Clear Embossing Powder

Pan Pastels

Semi Trans Glitter – Sparkling Snow from Sparkle N Sprinkle

Die Cut from my stash


Hope you have enjoyed the post.

Until next time

Happy Scrapping!



Hot Pink Coneflower

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are enjoying your weekend I certainly have been enjoying mine.

Today my post is a round card with one of Susan’s Garden Coneflowers on the front.  I had made the flower the other day and today I decided to make a quick card using it.

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Supplies used

Elizabeth Craft Designs

Susan’s Garden – Coneflower #1007

Susan’s Garden 4 pc Tool Kit #808


Close To My Heart Colonial White Circle Card (discontinued)

Close To My Heart Cardstock

Spellbinder Stately Circle Dies # S4-388

Pearls from my Stash

I do hope you enjoy your Sunday no matter what you are doing.

Until next time

Happy Scrapping!


Smiling Coreopsis

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Good Evening Everyone,
I know it has been a few days since I last posted so I thought I better get something done today. I was so torn today between going outside or staying inside and work on a card and the card won out.

I actually had the card base already made from a Close To My Heart Consultant Meeting that I just attended where we all design a card for all of us to do. Tara C. came up with this card for us to do. I had finished the card base but was unsure what I wantedto use the card for so I had not added anything to the front and so it has been sitting on my work table just calling to me to be finished. I had not used Susan’s Garden Coreopsis die yet and decided that they would look good on the front of this card.

The card base is called Herringbone and you can find the tutorial here The paper used on my card is Close To My Heart Fundamentals Basic and Enchanted papers.

Note: I edge everything with Distress Ink – Vintage Photo

1.  Using Kraft cardstock cut a piece 7 X 10 and score at 5″ fold on score line and crease.

2.  Cut 1 pc of white cardstock 4-3/4 X 6-3/4 adhere to inside of card

3.  Build the Herringbone on the front of the card

4.  Die cut, shade, shape and build 3 Coreopsis flowers using Susan’s Garden Coreopsis die.

  •     Using yellow cardstock (I used Honey) cut the petals and the stamens. Using green cardstock (I used Olive) cut the leaves and the calyx.  Place the calyx onto the molding pad and with the ball tool  cup the calyx.
  •     Color the base of each petal (I used Red Iron Oxide Pan Pastels but I think markers would work better).
  •     Place petals right side down  on molding mat and shape with the loop tool from Susan’s 4 pc Tool Kit. Then turn the over and I gently straightened them a litttle bit being careful not to take the shape out.
  •     Glue petals to calyx (I did every other one with 4 petals and then went back and filled in with the other 4 petals)
  •     Take the stamen and cut each one in half (Elizabeth Craft Designs Fine Scissors are great for this)  Apply glue to the bottom of the stamen all the way across but do not glue the little tab roll up.  Spread out the stamens dip in glue and then into the reddish orange pollen.  Dip the bottom into glue and place in the center of the flower.
  •     Place leaves on leaf mat right side down and make a vein line down the middle of the leaf using the leaf tool.  Turn over pinch each leaf on the vein line and add a little light green Pan Pastel then with tweezers pinch back and then with ball tool and molding pad curl the end of each leaf.
  •     Adhere to front of card.

5.  Stamp Susan’s Stamp Let Us Be Grateful using brown alcohol ink then sprinkle with clear embossing powder on white cardstock and heat set. Tear around the edges and ink with distress ink.  Adhere to brown (Cocoa) cardstock and then tear around the edges leaving a little brown all the way around – ink edges.  Adhere to the upper left of the card using pop dots.


Elizabeth Craft Designs

Susan’s Garden Coreopsis Die #1008

Susan’s Garden Stamp Let Us Be Grateful #RS005

Susan’s Garden 4 pc Tool Kit #808

Elizabeth Craft Designs Fine Scissors #802

Elizabeth Craft Designs 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive #506


Close To My Heart Fundamentals Basic and Enchantment

Close To My Heart Cardstock Kraft, White Daisy, Honey, Cocoa and Olive

Pan Pastels Light Yellow Green and Red Iron Oxide

Hope this is an inspiration to you as this was a fun card and I can’t wait to try some more of these Herringbone cards.

Until Next Time

Happy Scrapping,


Tulips in Bloom

Good Morning Everyone,

I do hope that you enjoyed your weekend.  I certainly enjoyed yesterday it was finally warm enough to go outside and try to do a few little things.  This afternoon it was up to 60 degrees yippee!  I took the  burlap off from my bushes although I had to wade through snow to get at some and I uncovered my water feature and can’t wait until the weather is warm enough to get it going again. I did take a few pictures of what it is like – the garden still has at least a foot of snow still and lots of water.

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Today’s post I would say is simple but elegant.  As you can see in the last picture I will not be seeing my tulips in bloom for a while so I had to make some. This card is a 4″ x 6″ top fold card and I used Susan’s Garden Notes die – tulip, ECD Shimmer Sheetz and Spellbinder Radiant Rectangles.

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Let’s get started.

1.  Cut white cardstock 4″ X 12″ and score at 6″ – fold

2.  Using Spellbinder’s Radiant Rectangles Dies (see picture)

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Cut pieces from white cardstock

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3.   Using the oval die and metal adapter plate cut an oval from Shimmer Sheetz and leaving oval in die emboss using the proper sandwich for your machine.

4.   Attach the largest die cut to the front of the card using clear double sided adhesive.

5.   add foam mounting tape to the frame piece (I had to trim it down to fit) line up on your card (don’t stick down yet) add adhesive to the back of the smallest die cut and fit it into the center of frame and adhere in place.

6.   Add adhesive to back of the Shimmer Sheetz oval and place in the center of the oval on the die cut.

7.   Adhere the frame in place over the oval piece.

8.   Die cut, shade and shape 3 tulips using Susan’s great video seen here ( I used the  light green Pan Pastels to shade my tulips)

9.   Build your tulips onto the Shimmer Sheetz oval.



Elizabeth Craft Designs

Susan’s Garden Notes – Tulip # 1000

Susan’s Garden 4 pc Tool Sett #808

Mini Molding Pad

Cuttlebug and Big Shot Metal Adapter Plate #803

ECD Shimmer Sheetz  Gemstone Sampler SS0228

ECD Clear Double Sided Adhesive MM #506


Close To My Heart cardstock – White Daisy and Olive

Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles Die S5-161



I do hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and hope that you will try it.

Until next time

Happy Scrapping!


Birthday Peony

Hello Everyone,

Today I am posting a birthday card I did for my sister.  I had a piece of mosaic tile left II had made extra) from a previous card I had done for Elizabeth Craft Designs so I thought I would use it along with an extra pink peony.  The mosaic was made with Shimmer Sheetz and the peony was made using Susan’s Garden Notes peony die.


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This card is a standard A2 card (4-1/4 X 5-1/2).  The Mosaic tile instructions can be found here at Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog under Blooming Peony.

Ink all edges


1.  Attach the mosaic tile piece to front of card using clear double sided adhesive.

2.  Cut 1 Floral Oval (next to largest die) from white daisy cardstock.

3.  Attach to center of mosaic tile piece using foam mounting tape.

4.  Banner was cut from Cricut CTMH Artiste cartridge.

5.  Attach Happy Birthday Peel Off Sticker (ECD) to the banner and attach banner under the oval using foam mounting tape.

6.  Using Susan’s Garden Note die – peony cut, shade and assemble the peony onto the oval view video tutorial here
7. Add a sentiment inside the card.
8. Add pearls to corners.


Elizabeth Craft Designs

Susan’s Garden Notes – Peony #996
Susan’s 4 pc Tool Kit #808
Mini Molding Pad
Elizabeth Craft Designs Shimmer Sheetz Iris Sample Pack #SS0227
Elizabeth Craft Designs Clear Double Sided Adhesive 6MM #503

Close To My Heart Cardstock – White Daisy
Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridge – Artiste
Spellbinder Floral Ovals Die # S4 356
Pink Pearls from my stash

I do hope that you have enjoyed this post and it will inspire you to try your hand at it.

Enjoy your day and until next time

Happy Scrapping!


“Spring Fling” Close To My Heart Party




Good Afternoon,

Just wanted to let everyone know that I am a new Close To My Heart Consultant and I have a party set up here and if you click on join Spring Fling you can see all the products that are available for purchase.  The party closes on April 16th but I have until April 24th to meet my first commitment in sales.  If you are not comfortable ordering on line just contact me and I can get your order in.  The month of April there is “The Deal of the Day” where everyday there is a different grab bag offered if you purchase any one little item at regular price you get the option to purchase a grab bag of the day.  The grab bags range from $35.00 USD / $55.00 CAD to $150.00 USD / $160.00 CAD.  The deal of the day is only available for 24 hrs while supplies last.  The deal changes each day at 3:00 MDT so hop on over and read all about it.

Hope you enjoy browsing through all the wonderful products and yes maybe order a few!

Thanks for stopping by and until next time

Happy Scrapping!


Birthday Peony

Good Morning Everyone,

Today’s post is a birthday card for a dear friend’s Mom for her 88th birthday.  Today’s card is another easel card I seemed to be stuck on them at the moment.


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Let’s get started.

Making the card base see the tutorial here I did change the size a little to accommodate the Spellbinder dies.

(Cut your cardstock 4-1/4 X 12 score at 3″, 6″ and 9″ and cut your front panel piece of cardstock 4-1/4 by 6)

Note: I used Close to My Heart Colonial White Cardstock and  I distress edges of all my pieces with Distress Ink – Vintage Photo

With the card base done continue as follows

1.  Using Spellbinder Gold Label Four dies cut the 4 largest dies using Colonial White cardstock.

2.  Attach largest one to the front of the card using clear double sided adhesive and then the next 3  sizes and using pop dots or mounting tape stack them on each other centering.

3.  Die cut a piece of Colonial White cardstock using the next to the smallest die and using the third smallest die and Vineyard berry cardstock cut 1 piece.

4.  Stamp sentiment on the Colonial White die cut and then attach to Vineyard berry die cut using clear double sided adhesive.

5.  Next cut and shape your peony using Susan’s Garden Notes peony die and here video seen here and build on your card front.

6.  Using pop dots or mounting tape attach the sentiment to the lower 3″ segment of the card as a stand up helper.

7.  Add pearls or gems to the four corners on the front and the lower two corners under the sentiment.

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Elizabeth Craft Designs (be sure to check out this site)

Susan’s Garden Notes – Peony #996

Susan’s 4 pc Tool Kit #808

Mini Molding Pad

ECD Clear Double Sided Adhesive 6 mm #506



Spellbinder Gold Labels Four #S5-159

Close To My Heart Cardstock Colonial White, Vineyard Berry, and Olive (olive used for the stem and leaves)

Close To My Heart Stamp Set D1560 Holiday Tags (Happy Birthday stamp)

Close To My Heart Stamp Set D1629 Just to Say (Enjoy Your Special Day stamp)

pearls from my stash

Distress Ink – Vintage Photo


I do hope you have enjoyed this post and that you will try it for yourself.

Until Next Time

Happy Scrapping


Looking Out My Window

Happy Easter Everyone!

I do hope that you all enjoy your day however you plan to celebrate it.

My card today is titled “Looking Out My Window” but I have to say that it is wishful thinking on my part because as I sit here and look out my window I still see quite a bit of snow.

Today is a recessed window card and I used several of Susan’s Garden dies.

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Let’s get started.

1.  The card base is a recessed window card see tutorial here but I did alter it a little so the window frame would fit.  I allowed 1″ all around instead of the 7/8″ this makes the window frame fit.

2.  I cut another piece cardstock 5-1/4″ square and cut the same window in center allowing 1″ all around center again (this step does not actually have to be done but it does give window a little more depth).

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3.  Cut a piece of B&T (background & Texture/ printed paper) to 5-1/4″ square with the same center opening

4.  Attach the printed paper to the matching cardstock using ECD Clear Double Sided Adhesive 6mm  set aside..

5.  Using Susan’s Garden Patch 1″ Frame & Mini Daisy and Chrysanthemum die to cut a frame (I used white cardstock)

6.  Using Susan’s Garden Patch 1-3/8″ &  Mini Daffodils cut die cut 3 daffodils shape and assemble see video here it is an old video for larger daffodil but it will help you to make the daffodils.

7.  From Susan’s Garden Country Scapes 1 – cut the birdhouse and pole.

8.  From Susan’s Garden Country Scapes – Country Flora 1 cut the grass and flowers – shape the flowers

9.  Cat is cut from Susan’s Garden Country Scapes – Country Critters 1

10.  Cut a 3-1/4″ square of white cardstock and using light blue Pan Pastels color the cardstock and adhere it inside the center of the card base.

11.  Build your scene on this piece of cardstock.

12.  Adhere the 5-1/4″ X 5-1/4″ piece to front using foam tape then attach window frame using a clear glue.  (I use Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive)

13.  Using a small piece of antique lace fold over 1 edge glue down making a pocket for the little rod (small pc of dowel).  When glue is dry put te dowel through the pocket gathering as you go.  Put a little glue at both ends to hold it on the dowel.  Glue to top of the window.  Add a small gem to each end of the dowel.

14.  Add “Happy Birthday” or sentiment of your choice using ECD Peel Off Stickers.


Elizabeth Craft Designs

Susan’s Garden Patch – 1″ #1003

Susan’s Garden Patch – 1-3/8″ #1002

Susan’s Garden Country Scapes – The Woods 1 #992

Susan’s Garden Country Scapes – Flora 1 #991

Susan’s Garden – Country Scapes – Country Critters 1 #989

ECD Peel Off Stickers Happy Birthday # ECD 2577

ECD Clear Double Sided Adhesive 6 MM #506

Susan’s Garden 4 pc Tool Set #808

Mini Molding Pad


Close To My Heart Kraft cardstock

Graphic 45 Paper French Country Collection

Light Blue Pan Pastels (set 2)

Antique Lace

Small pc of dowel

2 small gold adhesive gems

foam tape

Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive

Hope you have enjoyed this post and that you will try your hand at it.

Until next time my friends,

Happy Scrappin!