Thursday, May 21, 2015

Two Paper Divas - You Make Life Sweet

Hello all,  my dear friend, Melissa, typed some of these words for me to get things reset on my BLOG.  Her words will always stay here to inspire me to figure out what I need to do with my new computer system.  Thank you precious lady!!!

This such a "yummy" design.  It looks like this dessert is ready to eat.  Waaaahoo!!  

This is a top fold card in the limey green and the design paper on the sides is from a very colorful 6 x 6 pad from American Crafts.  I added texture to the paper with a Marvy Crimper.  Then I added a "party flavor" with a Silver Sparkle ribbon from Gina K Designs.  

I used the wonderful newer Two Paper Diva stamp set seen below and stamped it in the SU bashful blue which gave a glass dish and spoon look.  Colored the ice cream to look like Strawberry and used Liquid Applique on the whipped cream and did not heat it to give it more of a running look.  When it came to the Cherry on top I used Martha Stewart Garnet Glitter Glue with sprinkles in the cream.  As you can see, I used one of the sentiments from the TPD set.  The stones are from Recollections.    

I hope you have enjoyed....and come back to see what gets created again.

Here are all the wonderful stamps in this particular set.

If you would like to purchase TPD stamps visit Two Paper Divas Shop.  If you want this particular stamp set click here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 4, 2015

TWO PAPER DIVAS Design Team Card - Bee Happy

I have received some pretty special Design Team Stamp Sets over the last few months while I have needed to be absent to get personal things done.   In looking over the sets, I decided that the "Bee Happy" was what I needed to start with.


STAMP SET:          Two Paper Divas "Bee Happy"
INK                          Memento Tuxedo Black
CARD STOCK:       Solar White for the base
                                 White Polka Dot - American Crafts 6 x 6 Paper Pad from 2013
                                  Yellow Gold for Bee Hive
DIE SET:                  Sizzix Die Set #B56538 (Flourishes)

I stamped the Bee Hive three times on the Yellow Gold card stock and shaped them each just slightly and then popped each of them onto the polka dot card stock.

Now that I have the text ...... time to get the picture transferred to my BLOG.  Our computer Guru has worked on our computer while I was in Denver during April and now I have issues again......they are called "reteach Carryn"!!!  See ya back here once I get this figured out again.  

Greetings ..... I am back!

Hi to all who have followed my BLOG and know that I have been away from a few things in my life in the last months.  What I have been not able to do is have my classes, work on my BLOG and be a part of the Team of Two Paper Divas.

My Mother unexpectedly passed away on the 22nd of February.  At 92, you still think that she would be around forever!!  So, with everything surrounding all of this and then my wonderful time that I have spent with two of our Granddaughters for a number of years when our daughter and son-in-law have had their trips that they took in April......I am now back in the groove of where I was in early February.

Sunday, February 15, 2015


Today's card is a combination of many decorative pieces:  The base card is embossed;  Then I die cut with my favorite two piece set;  One more die cut piece of which I stamped with a non Two Paper Diva writing stamp (need one Mel and Gayla - hint hint hint!!); Die cut one last layer of which I stamped the floral by Two Paper Divas on!

First Layer:  Base card (SU Vanilla) I ran through my Big shot with a vertical floral vine embossing folder.  I distressed it with SU Pixie Pink ink on just the edges.

Second Layer:   I cut piece of vanilla card stock 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 and ran it through my Big shot with the Mama Elephant Creative Cuts Femme Frames.  I have kept my set together and hence I cut the two pieces each time I use this die.  I save which ever piece I do not use (sometimes I do use both pieces on a card).  In the case of this card, I used the larger outer piece.  I lightly distressed the edge with the SU Pixie Pink ink on the edges.  Then I used a light run of Tombow Aqua Mono Liquid Glue and adhered this piece to the embossed piece.

Third Layer:  I cut another piece of vanilla card stock to accommodate the larger die from Avery Elle (Pinked Die) and then die cut it with my Big shot. This time I put down pieces of Eclipse Tape on the edge of the pinked card stock.  I wanted a definite straight edge along the inside edge of the pinked edge which would be left vanilla.  Then using my round distressing tool, I first picked up the SU Blushing Bride ink; then the SU Pretty in Pink and finished with a light coat of Pixie Pink in the center of this pinked edge card stock. Once again I used SU Pixie Pink on the distress tool and carefully edged the color on just the pinked edge. Now I stepped out of being a TWO PAPER DIVA DESIGN TEAM MEMBER and used a Hero Arts Stamp K5344 La Letter script stamp and stamped in SU Early Espresso Ink.  I think that it is in French but at any rate I cannot read it but it has been a go to favorite for about 5 years when I want this background.  It measures 2-3/4" x 4" and I love this size.  So now I send a message to Melissa and Gayla - Please brush up on your foreign language and design a stamp so I will be "legal" if I want to layer with a stamp like this!!!  To add this layer to the building of this card, I used dimensionals after the final layer and the ribbon have been added.

Fourth and Final Layer:  I have a full series of these lovely dies (?) and I used Distress Watercolor card stock this time because I wanted my Tombow Water Color Pens to be more true color.  I Die cut this piece first and without removing the die, I did a light coat of SU Pretty in Pink ink around the inside of the die cut piece.  Then I removed the die and love the white edge which is left.  Then I stamped the TWO PAPER DIVAS stamp of the Floral in the Milk jar from the set called  "Happy Mother's Day" and once my coloring was accomplished I stamped the Sentiment from that same set.  For the water, I used my light blue Copic Marker (B000).  This layer was applied to the third layer.  I colored my piece of cream color seam binding with the SU Pretty In Pink Ink and then tied the ribbon around this third and fourth layer.  One final step, I applied Glossy Accents to the flowers and the leaves.

So, now my afternoon Class will be making this card on Tuesday.  Happy Creating to ALL!!!

Monday, February 9, 2015


Today's card is actually a three part photo to show how I created this card.  This is another TWO PAPER DIVA'S card.  I decided once again to showcase a Gatefold card to basically tell a story.  One of the NEW stamp sets from Two Paper Divas is the Canister set.  Now, I do not know about you but these Canisters could rest on my Counter.  I would have to recreate the color because I am a RED person but that is beside the point.  They are just way too cute!!  Bo Bunny has a darling 6 x 6 paper pad called " Rose Cafe' Collection" and right away I saw this grouping to go together.  Do not ask me why I chose to do glitter - I just did.  It is like follow the yellow brick road ..... but in blues!  I also had just received these flat sequins and decided they needed to be there as well.   Now once inside the card, one of the papers reminded me of a hand written recipe;  one looked like hand painted tiles; and next one the Cupcake Wrapper - looked like a Wrapper.  So that makes four of the Design Papers from Bo Bunny - with the one I used on the Canisters on the front of the card.  Sweet Collection of papers!!  It is fun when they just fall into place.                                    

The three stamp sets from TWO PAPER DIVAS were the following:

From My Kitchen to Yours
Happy Birthday Cupcake
Birthday Greetings

To all who have a February Birthday ...... Have a Happy Day!!

Saturday, January 24, 2015


Once again Melissa and Gayla, owners of TWO PAPER DIVAS, have designed some great options with this cute set of stamps titled "Lucky Me" for St. Patrick's Day.  Check it out on their website, TWO PAPER DIVAS.COM and click on "Shop", Clear Stamps and then on the category Holiday.  You will find it nestled in among some other really fun stamps.  In this case, the Hat with the Shamrocks; the single shamrock which I stamped four of them - once on the card face and then on a scrap of white card stock I stamped the four of them again.  All of this was colored with Tomball Watercolor pens (love the way that they color - so smooth and you are able to do some shading to get a similar effect like Copics).  Once all of it was colored then I cut out the four shamrocks from the scrap paper.  I formed them to give them a little life and set them aside for a later time after the card was built.

I decided on the Sentiment from the "Lucky Me" stamp set of Two Paper Divas but it still needed one more playfulness on the card and I pulled out a new die set I have from Simon Says Stamp called "Color and Sunshine".  I die cut this lower area with the die which gives the area for the illusion of a rainbow.  Simon Says makes a companion stamp set by the same name "Color and Sunshine" and they have three curved bars that fit this die that can be individually colored (however) and then placed behind this die.  BUT, this is a TWO PAPER DIVAS card and my stamps must be Divas only.  So I cut a piece of glossy card stock and decided to be playful with the Distress Inks and color in a non-conformist way.  This "could" be a very large rainbow and it does not fit the die ........ whatever one might gleam from this ..... it adds the spark of color .... and the pretense of the "Gold at the End of the Rainbow".  After all it is MY LUCKY DAY or is it YOU THE READER OF THIS???

Once I built the card and layered the different card stock, I then applied the four extra shamrocks with Glossy Accents over the four that are falling out of the hat (because I tilted the hat on the card - funny me!!). With my Glossy Accents still in my hand, I applied a coating over the face of these shamrocks giving it a wonderful glow!!  Not leaving the card alone at this point, I just had to apply some gold star sequins falling out as well.  Part of the "GOLD" don't you know!!  These stars are a new arrival from Pretty Pink Posh!!

So, now that I have played with this card ....... HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY in March.  It will be here before we know it.    

Thursday, January 15, 2015

TWO PAPER DIVAS DESIGN TEAM CARD - Hot Air Balloon, Mts., and the Sentiment "Simply the best"

Another Clean and Simple card from me this week.  We are having a perfect winter day in Pagosa Springs, CO. today.  So, it reminded me of how normally we see our Balloons up taking the tourists around to see what beautiful countryside we enjoy!!  But, today I have not seen a Balloon up, so I decided to make my own scene.  As I have said before, I love this new set of stamps by TWO PAPER DIVAS - "You are my Sunshine".  So when the balloons are out flying around, I see them against the Mts. out my windows at our home.  This scene is truly "Simply the best".

I used the Mama Elephant "Clearly Creative Cuts" die to allow the focus of the Balloon and the Mts.  We always see some very colorful balloons, especially during our Colorfest each year ..... so, I decided to sort through my large clear container holding my Washi Tape to use for the balloon.  I stamped and cut the balloon and then applied the tape and colored the basket.  Then it was popped up to show it in front of the Mts.  Speaking of the Mts. ..... this is a wonderful stamp, CREATED by TWO PAPER DIVAS.  The name of it is "Mountains".  What else and you need it in your stash!!  Along with these Mountains is a tiny two "extra" tree grouping ..... not used here but would be good to have in certain circumstances.  Thanks Gayla and Melissa!!!

TWO PAPER DIVAS has this awesome Sentiment only it actually says, "you are Simply the best".  Well I performed "surgery" again and separated it because as I said above ...... we have "Simply the best" view!! AND, we always have a camera ready or our binoculars handy!!

The card base and the die cut is with the Robyn's Egg Blue card stock from Ellen Hutson.  A few punches of the clouds and the card is done!!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoying My View!!