Forget Me Not

IMG_0220.JPGForget Me NotHello My Crafty Friends,

Warm weather has finally arrived here in Maine and it sure feels great.  I have been getting all my pots, window boxes, bicycle, wagon washtubs etc filled with lots of annuals now to keep everything watered.

The Forget Me Nots are in bloom and how pretty they are here in Maine the spring flowers are really beautiful.  Today my card has the Forget Me Nots along with the Pom Pom Dahlia and the Ostrich Fern. The Ostrich Fern,which are now starting to unfurl, are a spring time treat around here. When it first comes up and is still tightly coiled they are “Fiddleheads”. Many people start harvesting them and selling them roadside people steam them are said to be quite tasty and loved by many (not me). I don’t mind harvesting if the black flies are not too bad.

My card is a 5″ X 7″ A dot embossing folder was on front.

Beccka Feeken’s die set Nobel Chatelaine Etched was used to cut decorative pieces a solid green for backing and white overlay adhered together.  Clear dimensional tape was used to attach to card front.

Susan’s Garden Notes Forget Me Nots were die cut several times from White Soft Finish Cardstock then colored with alcohol markers tiny centers were cut from yellow cardstock and the leaves and stems from green cardstock.  Kids Choice Glue was used to build flowers.

Susan’s Garden Notes Ostrich Fern was cut from green cardstock then shaped.

Susan’s Garden Club Pom Pom Dahlia  was cut from white Soft Finish Cardstock colored with alcohol markers and shaped leaves are cut from green cardstock.

Kids Choice Glue was used to adhere flowers to card front.  Ostrich Ferns were adhered first then Forget Me Nots, Pom Pom Dahlia, leaves and Lady Bug.

I do hope that you have enjoyed my card today and it has inspired you to create!

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


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


Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, yellow

Micro Fine Black Pen

Copic Markers

Clear Dimensional Tape


Life is Tough

Life is Tough

Hello My Crafty Friends,

First and foremost I want to take the time to say THANK YOU to everyone on the front lines doctors, nurses, janitors, food service, grocery store employees as well as the truck drivers etc.  I hope that those that can stay home do stay home so we can get this horrible virus under control.

Today I have a card that I created for a dear friend that has just been diagnosed with breast cancer which is very scary in itself but during this pandemic it is scary ten fold.

A couple of weeks ago Susan’s “Live” on Susan’s Garden Club Facebook page had the Bells of Ireland which was intriguing as it was combining different pieces from several die sets.  Here is how I created it.

Step 1 form 6″ X 6″ card base ( tent fold or side fold whichever your preference).

Step 2  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5-3/4″ square.  Using shape of your choice cut shape upper left side of cardstock. ( Tonic Mixed Edge Diamond Layering Basics Die Set used here)

Step 3  Create a background piece to go behind cut out mine was created using Distress Oxide inks.  Attach behind opening then attach square to card front using Clear Double sided Adhesive.

Step 4  Create container for arrangement Susan’s Garden Notes Gathering Basket used here.  Cut twice from cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere together.  Brown cardstock used here then shaded with Copic markers.  add a couple dimensional dots to lower center of basket (container) back then adhere to card front to right of the cut out.

Step 5 Cut, color and shape your flowers I have used Pom Pom Dahlia and using Susan’s Garden Notes Nasturtium, Woodland Leaves, Bougainvillea and Japanese Painted Fern die sets.  You can find the videos on Susan’s Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club (here is the link for the Bells of Ireland

Step 6 Build your bouquet in your basket.

Step 7  Stamp a sentiment on a cut out in black in adhere to lower left card front using dimensional dots.

Stay Safe and Healthy my friends!

I do hope that my card today has inspired you to create and until next time – Happy Crafting!


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

Suppies: Copic Markers YG 25, RV69, W4, W7 (sorry don’t remember the pinks I used on Dahlia)

Cardstock: White Soft Finish, Brown, Green

Ellen Hutson – Essentials by Ellen Courage Stamp & Die Set

Susan’s Garden Pom Pom Dahlia, Japanese Painted Fern

Susan’s Garden Notes: Woodland Leaves, Nasturtium, Gathering Basket

Tonic Mixed Edge Diamond Layering Basics Die Set


Cheery Pom Pom Dahlias

Cheery Pom Pom Dahlias

Welcome my crafty friends,

Today I have a colorful card that could be used for several different occasions.  Once again I had seen a picture posted on Facebook that inspired me to make some of Susan’s Pom Pom Dahlias.   Look around there are so many places to find inspiration for a card.  Here is the inspiration picture.


Here is how I created my card.

Card base 6″ X 6″ – Craft Perfect White Card Base used here.

Cut colored cardstock 5-3/4″ square attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Cut White Soft Finish Cardstock 5-1/2″ square attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Spellbinders Grand Decorative Ovals – smallest was used to cut a decorative oval from white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Create background piece 3-1/2″ X 4″ die cut using oval that will fit inside decorative oval then adhere in center using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  My background piece was photo paper then colored with Brusho Powders.

Vase was cut on Cricut using clear sticker paper – 2 were cut.  Colored back of one using B12 & BG13 Copic markers.    Adhered the one I colored to top of clear one.  Using embossing folder – emboss to make it look like decorative glass.

Cut Stems from green cardstock put them in vase then added  small pieces of clear dimension tape in center back of vase.  Adhere to left side of card base.

Add dimensional tape to back of decorative oval adhere to right side of card front.

Create 4-5 Pom Pom Dahlias.  My dahlias are smaller I only did 2 of largest petals on 3 of them and non of the largest on 1.  Using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive attach dahlias to top of vase.  Add leaves.

Once again I hope I have given you inspiration to create a card.

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



Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, teal

Brusho Pigment Powders

Photo Paper

Clear Sticker Paper

Spellbinders Grand Decorative Ovals

Spellbinders Classic Ovals – Large

Vase – Cut on Cricut

Embossing Folder

Copic Markers  R05, R08, BG13, B12




Pom Pom Dahlia Valentine’s

Welcome to my blog,

Today I have some Valentine’s cards I made this year. One of them is a quadra fold card that Susan Tierney-Cockburn had demonstrated last week on her Wednesday Live video. It is a fun card to make. The other 2 cards were pretty basic 6″ X 6″ cards. On all of them I did use Susan’s Pom Pom Dahlia Die.

Last week I had a tragedy in the family and so I didn’t get all the flowers I had planned to make and no tutorial which I am sorry.

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


Pom Pom Dahlia Courage

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Back today with an encouragement card for a sweet woman fighting cancer right now.

Step 1 Form 6″ X 6″ card base. Tonic Diamond Corner Dot & Drop die was used for the 4 corners. Diamond Layering dies were used to cut center and frame. 6″ X 6″ green cardstock attached to back of card front.

Step 2 Using Nuvo Vintage Drops – Dusty Rose add drops on corner swirls following pattern. For corners on frame add dots using more of the dusty rose and Nuvo Crystal Drops – Bottle Green. Set aside to dry.

Step 3 die cut 1 Susan’s Garden Club Pom Pom Dahlia from pink cardstock. Shade center shape and assemble using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Step 4 Susan’s Garden Notes Jasmine flowers were cut, shaded, shaped and assembled.

Step 5 Tonic Verso Essentials Fallen Leaves die set was used to cut the long leafy branches then shaded and shaped.

Step 6 Arrange your flowers and leaves at bottom of card front using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Products used are linked below by clicking on any of the items it will take you directly to the site.

Thank you for stopping by today I do hope you have enjoyed my card and it has inspired you to create your own.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!


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

Tiny Treasure


Hello My Crafty Friends,

Weather here in Maine has turned cold and we have had a little snow – has gone now but I know that we could get the big one anytime so all gardening will be in paper for the next several months.

Susan Tierney-Cockburn as many of you know has teamed up with Tonic Studios and has come out with her first release of flower dies under Tonic logo and they are beautiful as always. Tonic Studios has a lot of great supplies.

Today my card is for a card I designed for a dear sweet friend that has just become a Mom for the first time – It’s A Girl!

Step 1  Cut 2 Beauty Berry Bush from green cardstock.  Shade with ink shape leaves.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops – Plum Pudding add berries to branches set aside to dry.  When dry add berries to back side set aside to dry.

Step 2  Cut 3 layers graduated in size (Tonic’s Memory Book Maker Layered Cascade Die Set used here) colors of your choice.

Step 3  Using Tonic 6″ X 6″ White Card Base or form your own base.  Using Nuvo Tape Runner add decorative layers to front of card base.  I embossed the card front.

Step 4  From green cardstock die cut 2 Japanese Painted Ferns (I did not use as painted ferns I just used as regular ferns) use green ink to shade.  Bend fronds up to shape.  Use Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to adhere at bottom of card front.

Step 5  Adhere Beauty Berry Bush to card front ( when berries are dry).

Step 6  Cut, color and shape 1 Pom Pom Dahlia.  Using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive build Dahlia on lower center card front.

Step 7  Cut sentiment twice.  I used Tonic’s Tiny Treasures (not sure that it is still available) but another sentiment would work. Adhere one on top of other to give dimension.   Adhere to center of card front.

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Well that is all for today hope this card has inspired you to go create your own card.

Products are linked below just click on any item to purchase it brings you directly to their site.

Thank you for visiting my site today and until next time – Happy Crafting!


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