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








Purple Callas

Purple Calla Lilies

Hello My Crafty Friends,

The weather here in Maine has started to cooperate a little so much of my spare time has been spent outside digging and planting until I can’t stand the black flies driving me back inside.

Today I have a card that I created which was inspired by a bouquet I saw at the florist shop.  The lady ahead of me was picking up flowers for a wedding and when I saw the gorgeous Calla Lilies I knew I had to try and recreate them in paper.

Here is how the card was created.

Step 1  Using white Soft Finish Cardstock form 6″ X 6″ card base.

Step 2  From same cardstock cut piece 5-3/4″ square.  Using embossing folder of your choice (I am sorry I do not know the name of mine I have had it for sometime) emboss cardstock.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere square to card front.

Step 3  From green cardstock cut several ferns using Garden Notes Ladder Fern.  Add using using distress ink.  To add dimension use tweezers from Garden Notes 4 pc Tool Set to pinch up on fronds.  Adhere to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 4  Create a couple sprigs of Garden Notes Baby’s Breath die cutting branches from green cardstock and flowers from 90# white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Add color to center using extra fine point green marker.  Shape flowers using hard eraser and toothpick.  Build flowers using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 5  Create 3 Calla Lilies in color of your choice. I cut from 90# white Soft Finish Cardstock using Garden Notes Calla Lily die set then added my color.  For the purple I used the Violet PanPastels set 1.  I added very carefully after flower was all formed as it made a mess when I tried adding before shaping (Lesson Learned).  Stamen was colored with purple alcohol marker then added purple pollen with dab of yellow pollen just on very tip.  See Susan’s video here.  Adhere lilies to card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 6   Create 7 or 8 Garden Notes Cosmos from white 90# Soft Finish Cardstock color with purple alcohol marker.  Shape using Garden Notes tool kit, molding mat and leaf mat.  I shaped mine a little different for my purple flowers by using loop tool on wrong side then turning and using medium ball tool to push down in center on right side.  I made a couple into buds on this card.  See Susan’s video here.  Arrange on card front adhering with Kids Choice Glue.

Step 7  Cut apart sprigs of Baby’s Breath and tuck into arrangement then add leaves to complete arrangement.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope I have inspired you to make your own floral arrangement.  By clicking on any of the pictures below it will take you to Elizabeth Craft Designs site.

Until next time – Happy Scrapping!



Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Copic Marker – V09

Green Extra Fine Marker

Cardstock – 2 shades of green

Embossing Folder  (6 X 6 or larger)

Rhododendron Sympathy


Welcome to my blog my crafty friends.

Here is a card I designed for Elizabeth Craft Designs and posted on their blog at this link.  You will find a complete tutorial for this card.  My card showcases Susan’s Garden Notes Rhododendron, Baby’s Breath and her Stitched Frame It – Circles.

For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used in this project just click on any off the pictures and it will take you directly to their site.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies