Let The Adventure Begin!


With summertime comes adventure!  So, to get in the mood for the sweltering heat I had to make this fun card.  I just adore this tiger image from Hero Arts June Kit of the Month!  I used Jungle Palette watercolors included in the kit and stencil to create the colorful background.  The frame is called Jungle Frame and I cut it with metallic papers.  I added the tiger (I am thinking Amazon Jungle and Bengal) and colored him with Copics.

I hope you have an adventurous summer and do something fun and exciting!

Happy Crafting!


Half-Hexagon Quilt

A few weeks ago I posted the piecing I was doing for this Half-Hexagon quilt.  Today, I managed to work with my sewing machine, Scarlett (aka Janome Memory Craft 14000) and sew all of the pieces together to create this panel.  Now, I need to trim the sides and cut and sew the borders.  I just thought I would share my progress with you.


By the way, it takes me much longer to complete my sewing projects since I work during the week and I have limited time on the weekends.  As most of you know, I do a variety of crafts so, it just depends what I am in the mood to do on the weekends.  What kind of things do you do in your spare time?  I would love to hear your comments.

Happy crafting!


DCD Challenge – Happy Birthday to You!

The Die Cuttin Divas challenge this week is Happy Birthday to You.  This worked out quite well for me because it is also my son’s birthday today!  He loves music so I thought this Turntable Die-namics and For The Record stamp sets by My Favorite Things would be perfect for both the challenge and him!


To create this card, I followed Anna Lorenzetto’s cutting instructions on how to create a miniature turntable for a card design.  You can see how she created the turntable on her blog by clicking here.

For my turntable, I used heavy duty metallic and glitter cardstock.  I also used designer brads for the center of the records and the top part of the arm of the turntable.

Making this card was rockin’ fun!  I just love how the record can be removed from the top of the card.


Happy Birthday and Happy Crafting!


DCD Challenge – Add A Giraffe!

It’s World Giraffe Day on June 21st and the Die Cuttin Divas are celebrating by adding a giraffe to a card creation.  I made this card using a stamp set by Neat & Tangled called Wild Ones.  I stamped all the animal images and used Copics markers to color them.  I highlighted with Nuvo drops.  I just love these!  After all the images were colored, I fussy cut them and popped the images using dimensional adhesive foam.  I dry embossed the background cardstock using an old Happy Birthday embossing folder I had on hand and then stamped the sentiment on a label punch.


I think this card just screams fun and says go pet a giraffe!  What do you think?

Happy Crafting!


Happy Father’s Day!

Just a quick post to say “Happy Father’s Day” to all the wonderful men that have a significant impact on their children’s lives.  I am so thankful for my father, who I dearly miss; and my husband, Bill who adores our children!  Have a wonderful day!

I created the following cards using Anna Griffin cardstock and embellishments.  These cards are created from the Masculine card kit.  I hope you find the perfect card for your dad or hubby!

Happy Crafting!


What’s Under Scarlett’s Needle?

So, this weekend I spent a considerable amount of time creating paper crafts.  Many of you know me from all of my card making and scrapbooking projects.  On Sunday, I opted to switch gears and pull out a fabric collection from Moda called Bee Joyful.  I wanted to cut a new quilt pattern using this beautiful collection.  I just adore the delightful fabric with the honeybees and honeycomb images featured on it!

I decided to create my quilt using the Easy Half-Hexagon Quilt Pattern by Missouri Star Quilt company.  I just love all of their quilt ideas and tutorials!  They make it so easy to do.  Being that I am still learning a lot about quilting,  I need all the easy I can get!  Trust me!

Anyway, I managed to get all of my hexagons cut and placed them how I wanted them to appear to make the panel.  Believe me, that took the longest and was the hardest part so far!!  I had 14 rows of 6 half-hexagons.  Afterward, I sewed each row together.  This is how it looked before I completed sewing the last two rows together.  The rows were so long they actually hung off the side of my sewing table.



My next step is to sew the 14 rows together to make one panel and then on to adding the inner and outer borders, backing, and binding.  I am so excited about this quilt and can’t wait to see the finished product!  Once completed and quilted, I will share with you again.

I have to say that I just love being able to sit and sew with my Janome 14000 machine!  She is nicknamed Scarlett (as many of my quilting friends already know) as she is certainly a Southern gal!  Creating is such a joy to me; and it is always exciting to have something under a sewing needle!

So, what’s under your needle or on your craft table?  I would love to hear what you are working on.

Happy crafting!


DCD Challenge – Masculine Card

Hi all!  I hope you had a great weekend.  It was a bit sloppy and wet here with tons of humidity!  Anyway, it gave me lots of time to spend in my craft room.

This weeks challenge with the Die Cuttin’ Divas is to make a masculine card.  Being that Father’s Day is upon us this is a great time to think outside the box.  Here is my take on this challenge:  Masculine Challenge

I created this card using a stamp set I found in a magazine I picked up at Barnes & Noble bookstore.  I stamped the images and used patterned papers to place on the card.  Being that there were no dies with this stamp set, I fussy cut all my images and then stamped the sentiment.

What a fun challenge this was and I hope you visit all the Diva Designers on the Die Cuttin’ Divas blog.  You will love it!

Happy Crafting and Happy Father’s Day to those wonderful dads out there!



DCD Challenge #423

The Die Cuttin Divas sketch challenge for June is as follows:

CC Sketch 83

Here is the card that I created from the sketch above.  Sketch JuneI used images by Vicki Boutin at American Crafts.  I colored the images using Pebbles Pearlescent chalks.  chalksI haven’t used these in quite some time and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed playing with them!  The sentiment is from the Waffle Flower stampset called Here For You.   It is so versatile for those sentiments of healing and sympathy.

I stamped the background using the flowers from the stampset and I also shadowed the center of the flowers with chalk.  I love the soft affect it gives the flowers.  Before I placed the bird, I embossed the cut centerpiece with an embossing folder by Sheena Douglas.  The centerpiece was cut using some very old Spellbinders dies that I have had many years.

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did making this fun card!  Let me know what you think by leaving a comment.

Happy crafting!