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Card Storage Box

Hello everyone!

I have my cards available for purchase at work in the teacher’s lounge, (lucky me)

but have wanted to make a more attractive way to display them.

(BTW I donate almost half the proceeds to our Relay for Life team every year.)

Well, I finally came up with an alternative.  Yes, I know I could have gone to Michaels eons ago

and purchased a pretty box to use, but I wanted to make something myself!

Mind you this isn’t drop dead gorgeous or wasn’t to difficult to make….its

very basic and simple….just like me!

Here are a few snap shots !

IMG_0007Someone gave this box to my hubby at work…they are always donating to the art teacher!  Lucky Me!


I have had this paper since the dawn of time….no really I have!  Had to keep with the green theme

so the base would match.


After they were punched, I used my Scorpal to help make a definite center so that wrapping

these strips on the edges of the box became easy!  Love my Scor-Pal!


Cut out the letters with my Cricut.

Embossed them with my Cuttlebug Dots folder.

Backed them with my SU label punch,added some flowers

and used pop dots to give them some height.

IMG_0004Decided to alter the divider tabs to make them my own instead of what they had already written.

Excuse the sides of my light box…I didn’t want to crop the photo…wanted to leave it as is!

Each card is in a plastic sleeve for protection from fingers!

Thanks for stoppin’ in to check on me!

I will be back tomorrow night with my 500th post SURPRISE Blog Candy Giveaway WINNER!

Good Luck!



10 Minute & One layer

The other day as I was going around to my favorite blogs that I love to follow and I came across this new challenge site called 10 Minute Craft Dash.

 As I was looking at the DT’s wonderful examples, I thought there is no way this girl can make a card in 10 minutes…10 hours yes….but not 10 minutes! LOL….

Well, all week I have been going back an revisiting this site and figured…how you going to know unless you try.  So try I did!

ImageI DID IT!!!

9 minutes and 46 seconds!



 I would have to say that having a timer sitting next to you is a little nerve racking, and I hope I didn’t cheat because I had everything laid out ready to go ahead of time.

I don’t think I would call this a complete success, as I am not sure yet what I think of the card.  Yes, I made it in under 10 minutes but, not with out some major bumps along the way.

The sentiment got rocked and has a shadow,(hate that) the chalk was suppose to just go on the embossed image and not on the background but, that didn’t work so well.

So at the last minute I decided to chalk up the background very lightly to cover my mistakes.

I was going for a softer feel!

So what do you think?

 Sometimes I look at it and think it’s kinda cool and then other times I think it looks like a card I made in 10 minutes.

I must say though…it was fun using my chalks again!

 I forgot how much I enjoy that art medium.

You can’t tell in the photo, but I also used my scor-pal

and put a dividing line between the image and the sentiment.

I am also linking this card up to the Paper Players…One Layer Challenge!

I think I have only made a total of 3 One layer cards before….it is a big challenge for me!

Now, have I inspired you to see if you can meet either of  these challenges?

Good Luck!

Thanks for stopping in!



CASEing someone…

Long time no post, but I am back and Rip Rarring to Go!

Over at Stamp TV this week the challenge was to CASE a fellow Stamp TV member and here were the requirements…

For those of you that are new to the term “CASE”, it means to copy a design of another card maker and give her/him credit when you post it.

We understand that you may not have the exact embellishments, etc. to make an exact copy, but get as close to you can.

The objective is to show appreciation for another STV members card creation.

Here is the Fabulous Card I chose to CASE from the Design Team member Kay!


I enjoyed making this card so much and it was so quick and easy that I decided to make 3!

Here is the first one!

I am also Linking the first one up in this weeks Freshly Made sketch challenge!


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Here are all of them together!

All 3


Cardstock: Gina K

Ink: Stazon and ColorBox

Stamps: Gkd-Hugs and Prayers

Tools: Scor-pal,sponge, colored pencils

Hope you have a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!

And a special thanks to Kay for the inspiration!



Soft and Subtle…


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Over at the Dynamic Duos this week they have a great color palette of “Soft and Subtle.”

This week’s colors are Pink Pirouette and Pool Party. I adore soft colors!

The card was also linked up to a Sketch challenge over at Stamp TV and

a Masking Challenge over at JUGS!

If you don’t know how to/or what the heck masking is, you have to try it!!!

 I have also linked up 2 great tutorials from SCS and Stamp TV for you to check out

which will help explain it better!

The bling added to the top off my card was sent to me from Jennie @ Stampin Away the Day.

 I felt like I won the lottery when I received the package filled with Bling on Saturday!

Thanks so much Jennie!

Although, I have never met Jennie personally,

she is someone that made me feel so welcome when I first ventured down this road of Stamping,

and I so appreciate her kindness over the years!

Okay, I am off of work today and headed to the doctor to see what’s up with my throat!

Hope you have a great Monday friends,



Cardstock: Stampin Up

Paper: Stampin Up and Bazzill

Stamps: GKD @ Stamp TV- Hugs and Prayers

Ink: Spectrum Noir Pens

Tools: Cuttlebug- Spellbinders-Picot Edge, Fiskars- Victorian Blade, Scorpal, CM- Circle Cutter

Acc: Pop dots,bling from Want to Scrap