Monday, September 14, 2015


The snowman in the second group I have wanted to make since I first saw it on Pinterest some time ago.  I knew one day I would make it once I purchased the series of circle dies.  What a cute idea and the gals seemed to enjoy making it.  

The gals also have made the cards which I recently have posted individually for TWO PAPER DIVAS.  

Probably the Chubby Chums in the two cards in the first grouping are some of my favorite stamps with dies which I have purchased in a while.  

See you next time!!!  Going to be really busy for a couple of weeks!!!      Will be back to tell you why ...

Saturday, September 5, 2015

TWO PAPER DIVAS DESIGN TEAM CARD - Finger painted Pumpkins

I recently saw a precious pumpkin card that my favorite online person, Julie Ebersole,  had created and I just had to make my version.  These pumpkins are actually finger painted which I saw Jennifer McGuire do on a current card.  So, using these techniques from these two fabulous ladies ..... here is my concept using TWO PAPER DIVAS STAMPS.

I used a sheet of the Distress Watercolor Cardstock on the more textured side and taped down (using Post It tape) the tiny star stencil.  I really could have used any 110 lb white cardstock but I wanted this texture in the background.  Then using a palette knife I spread on the Wendy Vecchi Black Embossing Paste by Dreamweaver in a very thin coat (so it would dry quicker).  I did not want to heat set it because the heat can change the look of the paste.....air drying is better!  By the time I finished the pumpkins, the stars were dry because of the thin coat.  If you are using a larger star version, it definitely would take longer.  Once dry, I cut down the cardstock to 4" x 5-1/4".  I added the Washi Tape and the cute Trick or Treat Ribbon (use score tape on the ribbon) and wrapped them to the back of the Distress Cardstock.

So, as I said above, while the stars were drying, I took some Gina K. Designs 120 lb. Heavy base weight pure white cardstock, it is really smooth,  I stamped all three - TPD two pumpkins & one leaf, with Versafine Black Pigment Ink.  While it is still wet, I sprinkled Simon Says Stamp Fine Detail "Clear" Embossing Powder on these three and heatset.  The Clear adds such a glistening in person.  Once dry and set up ....... then the fun begins!!!  I worked on my craft sheet and taking my right index finger , opposite my fingernail - not my tip, rubbed over these beautiful Avery Elle Pigment Inks (Mimosa, Fizz, & Papaya) on the pumpkins.  One color at a time and wiping off my finger in between the colors. Then I did the same with the Greens (Lemon Grass & Celery) on the stems and also on the leaf but this time I used a Q-Tip to apply.  Do this fairly quickly and then add the Clear Embossing Powder and heat set it.   Because I applied the lightest color (Mimosa) on the pumpkins first, what occurred is the Clear Embossing Powder stuck more to the darker section of the pumpkins and it just came out perfectly.  I am not sure if you really can see in the picture but the card is stunning with this look on the pumpkins.  As long as you have color behind the Clean Emb. Powder, the result is the best!!

Before adding the pumpkins and the leaf to the stars, I cut slightly smaller than the Distress Cardstock a piece of White Foam Sheet and applied it to the back of the Distress Cardstock.  This works perfectly to overall add the dimension to the card.  I fussy cut the pumpkins and the leaf and popped them up on the card but before I nestled some Sulky Gold Metallic Thread behind the pumpkins.  I purchased the Thread in the sewing section of Jo Ann's.

Lots of Texture and a pretty sweet card thanks to the talents and creativeness of Julie Ebersole and Jennifer McGuire and of course ME and combining their looks.  Thanks Ladies!!!

TWO PAPER DIVAS Stamp Set:   "Fall is in the Air          

Saturday, August 29, 2015

TWO PAPER DIVAS Design Team Card - Halloween Harvest

I will be back to do my write up when I return to Pagosa ......  Back from Denver and the trip was successful for my friend, Bonnie, at the Merchandise Mart.  The Buying for her Store, Colorado Christmas Shoppe, went well but we have been to better shows in the past.  Next "shopping spree" may be in Las Vegas in 2016.

My featured card started because of the 12 x 12 paper seen in the background.  Way toooo fun to use for the backdrop of this card.  I embossed the Sentiment, Bat, Crow and Fence with clear embossing powder.  The Set is from TWO PAPER DIVAS .... a new one!!!

Enjoy .......

TWO PAPER DIVAS Design Team Card - Circle Stamp

Okay ..... hurrah for me .... I was able to put my newer Watermark on my card!!  But, I am still working in the old system.  Maybe next week I will be closer to working totally in the New Computer System.

I will be back to do all my write ups for the past few weeks but I have to get myself ready to go to Denver at 6:00 in the morning (6:00 AM) Yikes!!!  Going to the Denver Merchandise Market with my friend, Bonnie.  We are going to check out some product for her Christmas Store here in Pagosa. After doing that tomorrow, we will go stay with my kids!!  Time for Granddaughter time (3) for just a short while.   Later .....

Okay, I am back!!  Love the new "circle" stamp set from TWO PAPER DIVAS called "Silhouette Circles" located in the category "Sentiments" in their online store.  What a fun set to use in so many different ways.  As you can see from the above card, I took scrap pieces of white cardstock and embossed them in three different folders.

Short and sweet report because it is pretty obvious what I did.  Enjoy your Card Making!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

TWO PAPER DIVAS Design Team Card - Halloween 2015

Yes, ladies it will soon be time to WHOOP IT UP with candy and scary things we like to drag out of our storage areas in the home.  This actually is my husband's favorite time of the year!!  For years I have made "real" egg ornaments and have two different trees (Christmas and Easter) but I always wanted to do a Halloween tree and my daughter has begged me to make her eggs for her trees and to also do a Halloween one.  But neither of us have bought the cute things to go in my eggs for this crazy, spooky time of the year.  If I ever do .... I will post it (the tree) for you to see.

Okay ..... gotta go finish cards for my next classes this coming Tuesday.  Then I will be back to finish this information and also one which I need to finish further down on this list!!  See ya later ......

Here I am finally .....  My weeks just "roll by" with teaching classes and then prepping for those classes.  I spend a lot of time on the computer and go back to school myself online in this wonderful Card Making Industry.  One of these days I will post all the symbols of ALL of the Online Card Classes I have taken over the years..... Love, Love, Love all of them!!

My Two Paper Divas card this week is composed of the following stamp sets:

  • Creepy Crawly Halloween
  • Wicked Wear Accessories
  • Large Mason Jar Toppers
  • Mason Jars
I used silver cardstock for the Jar Lid to make it stand out on the card and looking like a metal lid.  Goggle Eyes on the Owl just completed the card!

Happy Halloween to ALL ........BOO!!!

P. S.  While I was in Denver last weekend, I looked in Michael's and they do not have any tiny things that I liked to put in my egg ornaments.  So, I think I need to resort to checking out something online. Maybe next year I can have a Spooky Tree!!   

Thursday, August 6, 2015


The following are some of the pictures of cards which I taught in CLASSES during 2015 & some during 2014!!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

TWO PAPER DIVAS Design Team Card - Little House with Sun Die

Sneak peek at a new stamp (the House) from a darling set due to be released any day from TWO PAPER DIVAS.  Love, love, love this House set and cannot wait to use each of them on more cards. The landscape and sun dies I have had a number of years and thought it was a perfect timing to drag both of them out.  But, I cannot take total credit on this one because I have seen something similar somewhere on the net.

I will be back to finish this write up.  But, I need to get back to prepping for my Tuesday classes coming up.  I have been ill for a week and I need to finish.  BYE!!

Hi, yes I am back.  Did not realize that I needed to revisit so many of my cards and bring them up-to-date.  Okay .....

Love this tree and slope die very much and love to use it.  Because of adding the House to the card, one of the trees had to be cut off but can you find where I added the tree?  The sun is another die that is actually kinda cute in this concept.  But first and foremost are the TWO PAPER DIVAS stamps:

  • My Neighborhood
  • Bee Happy (Bee and the Sentiment)
I love cloud dies and do you notice that I placed one of the clouds upside down for a different shape!!

Fun mix of dies and stamps!!  Happy Card Making ......