Altered Cigar Box

I so enjoy taking simple items and putting my own spin on them! I altered this cigar box into a treasure keeper for my son. I didn’t want to deviate too much from the integrity of the box itself. So, the only paper I added was in the very inside bottom.  I used a velvet paper as I thought it to be more appropriate and smoother.  The rest of the box I used several Tim Holtz and 7 Gypsy items I already had in my stash of goodies.  Take note of certain significant items I added. I chose the bingo chip of 84 to represent the year he was born. On the bottom of the box I added mini cards with “Jer” (nickname) and 25 for day he was born. Check out the feet that I added to the bottom of the box!  I hope he enjoys using this box as much as I enjoyed making it!  Also, need to mention that my husband actually helped put door handle on front of box. Needed a bit more help using some of his tools.


Hope I have inspired you to create something fun!


Elfie Selphie

i am catching up on my blog posts for this past summer. Check out this stinkin cute card I created for my son’s birthday in June.  Let me reiterate that my son is 33 but, he just loves the fun and quirky cards I make for him!  Just because he is grown doesn’t mean he can’t have fun!

Anyway, this card was created using Lawn Fawn’s Elfie Selfie images and dies. I added the embossing to the frames to give it some texture. I adore how all the animals appear to come to life on this card.


What type of card do you like to receive on your birthday?

Artfully yours,


Let’s Drink Wine & Talk……..

I just love this card that get’s right to the point!  I created this card using Unity stamps image.  I embossed the image to make it pop and used an embossed background to add texture.  This is one of those cards you give to your friends who enjoy relaxing with a little Piot!


This makes me want to head to the hot tub with my own glass grapes! Enjoy your day!



A Little Birdie!

Earlier this summer I created this card and tag using Tim Holtz Crazy Birds stamp and die set.  My husband was the lucky recipient of these since they went with the them of his gifts. He received a Droll Yankee bird feeder from me that keeps the squirrels out of the seeds. Our friends made him a bat house which is great for the environment.     He will enjoy these in our backyard that we have been changing into a bird and butterfly sanctuary.

Altered Stars

I have been busy this summer and created these altered stars using the Bo Bunny patriotic kit.  The stars are wooden and graduate in size.  These were a lot of fun to put together and will be displayed in our home proudly!


On the Moon

I am in love with this stamp kit from Hero Arts!  What better timing to create a card a day before the solar eclipse.  I adore this image of the child fishing sitting on the half moon.  I used Crafter’s Companion Luxury paper to cut the silver round edge die and stamped the moon image using my Misti for the background since the fishing pole and line were not part of the actual die. I then popped the moon image on top to give a more realistic effect.


I hope you enjoy your day and the solar eclipse tomorrow!


Another Altered Clock

This is another project that I created for my son’s girlfriend. I made this altered clock and card for her birthday. It has a Paris theme twist to it in remembrance of my son and her trip to France last fall.

IMG_0336IMG_0339IMG_0341I really like how the final clock turned out with the blue and green colors. I need to make myself one of these clocks some day.  Actually, I love giving them to other people. Makes me happy to see them smile!



Catching Up

I have been very busy this year with my job and home that I have totally neglected my blog posts. I am going to strive to be more diligent with posting my creations going forward.  So, I thought I would share some things I have made this year.

This card was created using an emoji stamp set by Mama Elephant.  I gave this card to my son when he flew home on a whim for a weekend. It is always a happy day to see my kids!


This card is just simply beautiful and I just adore this vibrant flower background. I honestly don’t remember the name of the stamp company for this image. I colored the image using Kuretake Zig watercolor brushes. I just love how vibrant this card turned out!

IMG_0294I hope you have enjoyed this post. I will return with more items to share soon.


Selling Rare & Retired Stamp Sets

I am purging my stamp room and have many very well loved and some never even used stamp sets. Those that have been used may have some staining but are in excellent condition. These stamps come from a smoke free home. I am selling in bundled sets and have listed the prices accordingly. Please do ask me to split up the bundles as I want to release these sets as bundles. All are on wood blocks unless specified. I will ship only by priority mail and most bundles will ship in the medium flat rate box for $13.60. I will also include a little surprise inside each box. If you are interested in any of these bundles email me at

Please note that I do not have the bundles matching the pictures below.  They are actually mixed up due to the way they downloaded.  If you are unsure of a particular bundle’s picture let me know.
1st Bundle $20.00 includes:
Sweet Little Sentiments
Best Yet
A Little Cheer
Mix & Mingle
Totally Tabs
Simply Circles

2nd Bundle $30.00 includes:
Horses Mini
Forest Friends
The Art of Life
Season of Friendship
Great Grads
Infinite Goodness
Very Versatile

3rd Bundle $30.00 includes:
Upsy Daisy
Refuge & Strength
Serene Spring
Sense of Time
Great Shapes
Elementary Essentials
Fishy Friends

4th Bundle $35.00 includes:
Voila to Go
Too Terrific Tags
Deer Friends
Pocket Fun

5th Bundle $35.00 includes:
Frolicking Frogs (unmounted)
Full of Life (unmounted)
Bronc Buster

6th Bundle $45.00 includes:
For Father
Terrific Tulips
Liberty for All
Spring Song
Big Flowers
So Many Scallops
On the Fly

7th Bundle $50.00 includes:
Autumn Harvest
Gifts of the Earth
Holy Family
Christ is Born
Autumn Days
Jack O Lantern Fun
25 & Counting

8th Bundle $50.00 includes:
Fresh Cuts
Carte Postale
Balmy Breezes
Asian Artistry
Stew Pot Pals
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