Happy 18th

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Welcome to my blog my crafty friends!

Weather here in Maine has been so strange going from bitter cold to spring like weather back to bitter cold with snow and ice in between.  The other day we were having snowstorm in the morning and by noon the sun was out bright as can be.  The old adage is “If you don’t like the weather here in Maine wait a minute”.

My card today was designed for Elizabeth Craft Designs using one of Susan’s Garden new releases Cornflower Bachelor Button.  The card is in honor of our 1st grandchild who just turned 18.  Still cannot believe that she is 18 all I can think of is that song originally by Harry Belafonte – Turn Around.

A complete tutorial can be found on Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.

Below you will find full list of supplies used and can purchase by clicking on any picture below and will take you right to their site.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, white

Copic Markers V09, B26, Y11, R46, R59, YG95, YG97

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



Always Hope

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Welcome to my blog all my crafty friends!

Hope you are all finding some time to create some projects.

Today my card is one that was requested by a friend.  She had liked the pink one I had done but wanted something for a male so this is what I came up with.

Step 1  From brown cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut 1 Garden Notes Berry Spray and cut 1 without the adhesive on the back.  Adhere 1 on top of other making a sturdier branch.  Add berries using Nuvo Crystal Drops (Navy Blue used here).  Set aside to dry.  I did berries on both sides of branch like Susan does so you will have to let 1 side dry then go back do other side and let that dry.

Step 2  Cut, color, shape and assemble 3 Garden Notes Love In A Mist flowers.  You can use blue cardstock or cut from White Soft Finish Cardstock and color with alcohol markers.  Cut leaves from green cardstock.  Susan has videos on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club.  October 11th she did Love In A Mist.

Step 3  Form card base from 10″ X 7″ White soft finish Cardstock score at 5″ fold on score line forming a 5″ X 7″ card base.

Step 4  Cut piece of colored cardstock 4-3/4″ X 6-3/4″ (a blue metallic was used here) adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 5  From White Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back and using A Way With Words – Flourished Frame as well as the word Hope.  Attach to card front.

Step 6  Finish card by adding flowers, foliage and berry branch adhering with Kids Choice Glue.

Step 7 from White Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut 1 card stand and then cut 1 without adhesive.  Adhere one with adhesive on top of one without.  Emboss.  I always include a stand with my card.

I truly hope you have enjoyed this quick tutorial today and it has given you inspiration.

Always remember – You only live once, but if you live once, once is enough! (author unknown)

Until next time – Happy Crafting!


To purchases any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs products just click on the pictures below it will take you right to their site.

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Navy Blue

Metallic Cardstock

Cardstock – green, brown and blue (if you do not want to color)

Copic Markers (if coloring) BV13 & BV34

DT Focus Joset

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Outside of card

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Welcome my crafty friends!

Today  new releases for Joset Designs are now available at Elizabeth Craft Designs be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see what the design team has created with the new releases.

My creation today is a 6 X 6 pop up card using new stamp set Color My Flowers which has an optional coordinating die set.

Other Supplies

Black Cardstock

Copic Markers R59, RV52, Y19, Y13, YG 95, YG 99

Distress Inks – Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke

Metallic Rub Ons – Gold

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Rhubarb Crumble