Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Trying to stay busy during the stay at home and no power days I have created another card.  I leave the sentiment off now until I am ready to use the card something that took me a long time to do.  I tend to make cards that can be used for most any occasion so by leaving the sentiment off until I need a card it is very easy to add sentiment.

Here is how it was created.

Step 1  Created 6″ X 6″ card base from white cardstock.

Step 2  Cut piece of white cardstock 5-3/4″ square  cut circle in upper left corner using Garden Notes Frame It Stitched Circle Dies then embossed using 8-1/2 x 11 honeycomb embossing folder.

Step 3  Background piece was something I took from my stash I had created using Distress Oxide either inks or sprays.  Used a larger circle to cut to fit behind opening.  Used Clear Double Sided Adhesive to attach background circle to back of opening then attaching square to card front.

Step 4  Susan’s Garden Notes Watering can was used for container.  Cut 2 of can itself from white cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere the 2 together.  Nuvo Crystal Glaze was used with stencil brush pouncing all over let it dry then Distress Oxide Faded Jeans was sponged on to give it that splatter ware look.  Crystal Glaze was then brushed over entire piece then allowed to dry.  Once dry removed protective paper from back added couple dimensional dots lower center attached to lower right of card front.

Step 5  Created a bunch of Garden Notes Forget Me Nots and a couple stems of Garden Notes Feverfew.  Used Kids Choice Glue to adhere flower stems to top of container.

Once again I hope it has been encouraging and inspirational.

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


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


Garden Notes Watering Can

Garden Notes Forget Me Nots

Garden Notes Feverfew

Garden Notes Frame It Stitched Circles

Background paper

8-1/2 X 11 Embossing Folder – Honeycomb

Nuvo Crystal Glaze

Distress Oxide Ink – Faded Jeans

Kids Choice Glue

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Cardstock – white & Green

Yellow Pollen


Cup of Forget Me Nots

Hello My Crafty Friends,

My card today features some of Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s older dies Garden Notes Tea Cup, Forget Me Nots and Stitched Frames Circle.

This card was based on this inspiration picture

Image may contain: plant, flower and indoor, possible text that says 'Good morning'

Tea Cup was cut from White Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Tape on back. Adhere 1 on top of the other. Using Distress Oxide Inks I created a small background in center of cup. A few Forget Me Not flowers and leaves were penciled on over background. Water Color Pencils were used to color image. Several coats of embossing powder were added to cup.

Garden Notes Forget Me Nots were created from White Soft Finish Cardstock colored with Copics B23 marker. The tiny center flowers were cut from yellow cardstock and leaves from green cardstock which was shaded and shaped. Several sprigs were created.

Card base is a 6″ X 6″ created from White Soft Finish Cardstock. Yellow paper was cut 5-1/2″ square adhered to card front. Blue printed paper was cut 5-3/4″ square then using Susan’s Stitched Frame It Circle cut circle in upper left corner adhere to card front. Cut White Soft Finish Cardstock 5-1/2″ square then using next larger circle die cut into upper left corner emboss using embossing folder of your choice adhere to card front ling up over circle on blue paper.

Add a couple of pop dots to back of tea cup center bottom adhere to bottom right corner. Arrange Forget Me Nots and leaves in tea cup adhere using Kids Choice Glue. Add Ladybug.

Cut Susanne Cannon’s Small Happy Birthday twice from black cardstock with adhesive on back. Adhere one on top of other. Adhere to center of circle.

I do hope you have enjoyed my card today and it is an inspiration for you to get creating.

Until Next Time – Happy Crafting!


“You only live once…but, if you live right, once is enough”

More Sympathy Cards

So very Sorry copperViolet sympathy liliesYellow Lilies sympathySympathy white lily


Welcome my crafty friends,

It has been a long time since I posted and I am sorry but it just has been a crazy summer.  I do hope that you are all enjoying your summer.

I have worked on cards but just haven’t taken the time to post and unfortunately these cards do not have tutorials but I have links to the products I used so you just have to click on the picture and it will take you to the site.  If you have questions on how I did something please message me and I will gladly respond.

For those of you who don’t know Susan’s Garden has gone to Tonic Studios and she will have a new release of dies in September and she has asked me to be on her Design Team which I feel honored as well as excited and of course I accepted so be sure to keep checking back she has some great dies coming.

Thank you for stopping by today and until next time Happy Crafting!


Watering Can with Calendula

Watering Can with CalendulaWelcome my crafty friends,

Today I have created another card using Susan’s new Garden Notes Watering Can and Garden Notes Calendula.  If you couldn’t tell I love watering cans the picture in circle is actually part of my collection that I have.

Here is how card was created.

Step 1  Form 6″ X 6″ card base using white 110# Soft Finish Cardstock.

Step 2  Cut white 90# Soft Finish Cardstock 5-3/4″ square.  Using 6th largest die from Garden Notes Frame It – Stitched Circles cut circle in cardstock approximately 1/4″ in from left side and 1/4″ down from top.

Step 3  Choose patterned paper, picture or use inks to make a back ground then cut using 7th largest circle die.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere behind opening then adhere to card front.

Step 4  Using black ink stamp sentiment to lower left corner of card.

Step 5  Cut 2 Garden Notes Watering Can from cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back – 1 gray 1 white.  Adhere white over gray one.  Using alcohol markers color and shade.  Add silver Metallic Rub Ons to watering can.

Step 6  Cut 3 Garden Notes Calendula from white 90# Soft Finish Cardstock.  Using alcohol markers color and shade.  Using Susan’s 4 pc. All Metal Tool Kit and Molding Mat shape flowers.  Susan has a video on making these flowers you can find it here.   From green cardstock cut several leaves shade with distress ink.  Shape using leaf tool from tool kit along with leaf mat.

Step 7  Cut Garden Notes Ivy Vine from white Soft Finish Cardstock using green alcohol marker to color ivy leaving white around edges then shape.

Step 8  Remove protective paper from back of watering can add a couple pop dots lower center adhere to card front.  Add ivy vine using Kids Choice Glue.  Build flowers to watering can then add leaves.

Step 9  Add pearls upper left edge of circle.

Hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and it has inspired you.

For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies click on any of the images below it will take you directly to their site it does not cost you any extra but I do get a little something for it.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!




Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, gray

Green Self Adhesive Pearls

Pop Dots

Copic Markers – Y17, Y19, Y38, YR09, R08 and a green for ivy



Glorious Sunflowers



Hello my crafty friends!  Welcome to my blog.  Today is a card I  created for the Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team and is featured on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog.  Be sure to visit their blog where you will find a complete tutorial on how to create your own.  I do hope you enjoy it!  For any of Elizabeth Craft Designs products I used on this card just click on pictures below it will take you right to the item.

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


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – various shades of green, brown, white

Clear Sticker Paper

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Simply White & Mustard Yellow

Copic Markers – various colors

Distress Ink

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