Hydrangeas in Tub


Welcome my crafty friends,

Hope that you are all doing well.  Summer seems to be zipping right along I do wish it would slow down a little as here in Maine Winter sure is long.

Last week on Facebook I re-posted a picture of several bathtubs with different plantings so I decided to create a card with a bathtub of flowers.  I had some flowers left from the last card along with one of the backgrounds I recently created so that is what I have used.

Card base is 6″ X 6″ edged with Distress Oxide Antique Linen ink.

Background piece was created using 6″ square black cardstock then used a few Distress Oxide Sprays.  Edges were torn then inked with Distress Oxide Antique Linen.  Adhered to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

5″ square white Soft Finish Cardstock  was cut using 2 largest dies from Spellbinders Candlewick Squares taped together.  Square was attached to card front using dimensional tape.

Bathtub  (an old Karen Burniston die set from when she was with Elizabeth Craft Designs) was cut from white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back ( I cut 2) adhered one on top of other.  I rubbed  clear VersaMark over bathtub lightly trying not to completely cover then clear embossing powder was poured on then tapped off heated with heat gun.  Then I did some shading using inks to give an aged look.  Couple pieces of dimensional tape was adhered to center back of tub then adhered to card front.

Garden Notes Hydrangea 2, Baby’s Breath, Ostrich Fern and Ivy Vine were used to fill the tub using Kids Choice Glue to attach.

Hope you are inspired to go create a card – think outside the box look at your dies see what you might have that can be a vessel to hold your flowers.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time – Happy Crafting!


You only live once if you live right once is enough!


Cardstock – whie, black and green

Distress Oxide Spray – Blueprint Sketch, Picked Raspberry and Lemon Squeeze

Distress Oxide Ink – Antique Linen

Dimensional tape

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Kids Choice Glue

Dies: Garden Notes 1293 Hydrangea 2, 1522 Baby’s Breath, Ivy Vine, Spellbinders Candlewick Squares, Karen Burniston Bathtub Pop Stand


Clear Embossing Powder








Hydrangea Shutter Peekaboo Card



Hello my crafty friends,

My card today is a Shutter Peekaboo card that I created.  Last week on Susan’s Garden Club Live Susan did one of these cards so I had to try one.   I made one years ago way before I was making Susan’s flowers boy they really dress this card up.  I had an inspiration picture in mind when I did the flowers so decided to combine the card with my inspiration.

this was my inspiration for the flowers:


Finished card is 5″ X 7″

Susan did a video for creating card which can be found here

The patterned paper I used was an old Close to My Heart – Laughing Lola.

For the flowers I used white Soft Finish Cardstock colored it with Distress Oxide Inks then cut flowers.  Flowers were shaped using Susan’s tools and molding mats then built.

Sentiment in the peekaboo is a Close to My Heart stamp.

Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words Happy Birthday was used cut from cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back – once from black and once from white.  I adhered the black first then white offsetting a little to give a little shadow.

This card is really a fun card just need to take your time and go step by step.

Hope that it is an inspiration for you to make your own Shutter Peekaboo card.

Thanks for stopping by today and until next time – Happy Crafting!


You only live once if you live right once is enough!



1293 – Garden Notes Hydrangea 2

1522 – Garden Notes Baby’s Breath

1194 – Garden Notes Jasmine

1424 – Garden Notes Ostrich Fern

1439 – Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words – Happy Birthday small

S5-401 – Spellbinders Candlewick Ovals

S4-114 – Spellbinders Standard Circles

D1663 – Close to My Heart Stamp set Floral Banners

Close to My Heart Patterned Paper – Laughing Lola

Cardstock – white, green, black

Distress Oxide Ink – Seedless Preserves, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry

Momento Ink – Black

Prills – Green (Ribbit)

Red Line Tape

Kids Choice Glue

Clear Double Sided Adhesive








Friendship Hydrangeas


Hello My Crafty Friends!

Hope that everyone is enjoying their summer at least to the best of your abilities during these trying times.

Today I have a card I for a friend that has just had hip surgery so will be going to visit her soon.  I (re)created using a technique called Black Magic for background and an arrangement that Susan did a couple of weeks ago.

Card is a 6″ X 6″ created from white Soft Finish Cardstock 110#

6″ X 6″ Black cardstock using Distress Oxide Inks (I used 3 color Sprays) create background.  Tear around the edges and use Distress Ink to ink edges (Antique Linen used here).  Video for Black Magic backgrounds can be found at end of video found here 

Hydrangeas were something I had already created so not sure what colors or techniques that I used.  A couple of ferns were laid down first (but they really don’t show so not needed) added my hydrangeas and leaves using Kids Choice Glue.  Placed them so that there would be room for sentiment.

Stamped sentiment in black ink on white cardstock tore edges then inked with the Distress Ink Antique Linen used dimensional dots to adhere to card front.

Hope this is an inspiration for you and you will go play!

Thanks for stopping by and until next time – Happy crafting!

Remember Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s new release with Spellbinders is just a month away – you will love it!  I am so proud that she selected me to be on her Design Team I started on her team with Elizabeth Craft Designs.


You only live once if you live right once is enough!


Cardstock – white, green, black

Susan’s Garden Notes Hydrangea dies 1020 and 994

Distress Oxide Sprays – Peeled Paint, Stormy Sky, Picked Raspberry

Distress Oxide Ink – Antique Linen

Close To My Heart stamp set – D-1925 A Million Little Things

Kids Choice Glue

Momento Black Ink

Dimensional Dots