Penny Black Rose for Valentine’s Day


I love this Rose die from Penny Black.  To make this card, I used the die, a Darice Oblong Doily embossing folder and the Love You die from Technique Tuesday.  I embossed  white paper with the doily folder, and then used my corner punch to round the edges.  I cut 2 roses, one with green and one with pink paper.  I used Memento inks, Rose Bud and Northern Pine to add some color to the rose and the stem.  I cut the flower only from the pink and attached over tit he green paper with the stem, and used dimensional adhesive to attach the rose to the card.   I cut the word love from the love you that I cut with the Technique Tuesday die and attached it to the card.  I think this will make a great Valentine’s Day card, although it could be used for many other occasions too!  Stay tuned for more Valentines!  “Be Good!”  Debbie


Heidi Swapp Calendar

Hi all,  I married into a big family with lots of birthdays and anniversaries and they can be hard to keep track of.  I usually get a little calendar and write them in every year, but saw this Heidi Swapp Calendar and thought I could make something more creative.  The calendar comes like this:190127-300x300-1

It is 5 X 7 sized and has a page for each month, with different designs and colors.  To customize the calendar, I stamped the numbers on each month using the Lower Case Sophie Clear Stamp Alphabet from Stampabilities.  It took a little time, and thought to get them right, but once I got into it, it wasn’t hard to do each month.  I typed out each month’s birthdays and anniversaries, printed them off on my computer, and taped them to the back of each month using Scor-Tape.  The little embellies on each date for a birthday or anniversary are from Joann’s.  I bought some black rings and ribbon that matched to finish the calendar.  This is how it turned out, I was pretty happy and can use it from year to year now.


It really was pretty easy and I am pleased with the results.  “Be Good!”  Debbie





Featured Post – Paper Crafter’s Library Blog

This is my Sister’s card, she is featured on Paper Crafter’s Library Blog. I am so proud of her!


I am so excited to be featured on another blog today, the Paper Crafter’s Library Blog.  My project is a Winter Birthday Card, and is made using some of my favorite dies.  Here is a picture —

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Please go to the Paper Crafter’s Library Blog post to view the project.  Also, if you leave a comment on that post (the PCL Blog), you will be entered to win a nice prize pack courtesy of Cut @ Home.

Here is a link to the PCL Blog post —



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Operation Write Home Top Cards of 2014

OWHtop14Happy New Year everyone!  Today I am participating in Operation Write Home’s Top Cards of 2014 Bloghop.  The idea is to post on your Blog 14 cards that you made that are your favorites, or those that had the most comments, or the most pins.  These are some of the cards that I made the past year for our Soldiers.  Some of them are my favs,  some, cards that had a lot of comments, and a few were pinned to Pinterest from this blog.  So without any further ado, here goes:

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Which ones are your favorites?  Thanks for looking, here is the link for the rest of the Hop:     Love our Soldiers and I pray for a peaceful 2015 for them and for all of us! New Years Blessings to all!  “Be Good!”  Debbie