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posted this in Designer greeting cards on February 18th, 2018

Thinking of you with flowers

I saw this cute little design on pinterest.  You could highlight anything in the cutouts.  In the post I saw they had little puppies peaking out of the holes.  I decided I wanted different colors of flowers.  I used pop dots to pop the flowers up.

The base for this card  and the tag are Baronial Ivory linen.  Love the slight texture.  The green layer is Spring Larch glitter.


In the second picture you can see the sparkle in the glitter cardstock and the texture in in the linen line   The flowers were stamped on cryogen and colored with Copic markers.

posted this in Designer greeting cards, Wedding on February 14th, 2018

Wedding invite samples


For my post this week I am back with another batch of wedding cards that I did as samples for my daughter to chose from for her wedding invitations. I still can’t believe that my daughter is getting MARRIED!!! AKKK!!!

So I am using the same papers from Paper Temptress as the last batch – copper, chrystal and lagoon from the Mica mettalics line, and teal from the basics line. I LOVE the mica mettalics and I love these colors!!!

I used another Spellbinders die and a rubber stamp that I cannot remember  who made it. I used a copper  and 2 different shades of teal embossing powders.

All for now – Take Care


posted this in Designer greeting cards on February 8th, 2018


Here’s a sweet and simple card using some gorgeous papers from Paper Temptress.  The stamp I am using here was a gift from my husband this Christmas. It’s the Istanbul skyline on top of a heart filled with birds.  I have also added some gorgeous lace that I got in Istanbul.

The bottom sheet of back is called Black Basis. The wonderful mica metallic that is layered under the lace as well as under the stamped image is Silver Ore Glimmer . The image is stamped in Black Memento ink onto Heavenly White paper and layered on some Black Ruche paper. Paper Temptress is offering a wonderful set of paper as a prize this month in celebration of my successful brain surgery, drop by on Holley’s Blog and leave a comment to be eligible for the drawing!

Cheers, Holley

posted this in Designer greeting cards on February 4th, 2018

Purple Birthday

This was a late birthday card for my mother-in-law.  The middle flowers are a peg set from Rubber Stamp Tapestry.  I stamped the flowers on Sweet Tooth Pop Tones.

The base for the card is Fairway Mica Metallic.  I love this The mica metallic line of cardstock  because of the beautiful sheen it has.

The light purple layer is Amethyst Mica Metallic.  I could not get away from the mica metallic so the corners are Violet Mica Metallic.  Sorry my lighting is a little off.  The corners are the same color.

See you next time.  I think it time for a technique.

posted this in Designer greeting cards on January 31st, 2018

Coloring and using patterned papers for a masculine Birthday Card

Hi everyone, Ginny here in cold and frosty New York.  This week I am trying to focus on making a bunch of birthday cards.  I do the cards for our church birthdays and anniversaries so I am always making cards! Last night I made 6 Cowboy cards using my favorite for digital and rubber stamps and for coloring!  Heavenly White #80 and for bases Heavenly White#120. .  

These are simple, but I love the image and the verse.

I used alcohol marker, pencil and blending pen

Because of the lux weight of the papers, I chose not to add a lot of bling and because they are for men, I kept it simple and manly.

Next batch I make I am going to dry emboss the base paper for a CAS and elegant look.  Heavenly White is so gorgeous dry embossed!

Hope you are staying warm and Crafty!

Ginny M


posted this in Designer greeting cards, Wedding on January 31st, 2018

Wedding samples – batch 1


Well I have been doing up a bunch of samples of wedding invitations for my Daughter who is getting MARRIED!!!! AKKK!!!!!

Her colors are teal and copper – I love those colors!!! So today I am showing you the first batch – each batch is a slightly different style with different combos of the colors.

The paper I used is Paper Temptress of course – my personal favorite is the mica mettalics – I have used both copper, lagoon, and  chrystal  from that line. The dark teal is from the basics line – a deeper teal that goes really well with the mica mettalics lagoon, which is a light teal.

I used some Spellbinders dies and rubber stamps from Flourishes (no longer in business).

I will have more batches of wedding cards for you in a couple weeks for my next post, see ya then

Take Care


posted this in Easy and fast!, Fun stuff on January 25th, 2018

Mini Calendars, part 2

Here’s some more of the super cute calendars that I create and gave away to fellow friends, teachers and church members.  I am using beautiful papers from Paper Temptress on these projects along with some cute images from Taylored Expressions and Unity stamps.


1.  The first calendar is using some beautiful Basis paper in Aqua mounted with a layer of Hambly studio overlay in Teal Vintage, a part of Hambly Overlays Kit 1 or 3.  I then used some Silver and mounted a cute tag on top.

2.  I stamped an adorable Grumplings stamp and sentiment from Taylored expression onto a piece of Heavenly White paper and mounted it on Hambly Studio Overlay Pink Mini Graphs, also available in Hambly Overlays #3 kit.   The base of the calendar is black glossy paper.

3.  The base of the calendar is Silver.  I used a wonderful Hambly Studio Overlay Magenta on Edge, and mounted a cute skelly heart on top.

4.  I stamped a fun bird image from Unity stamps onto Neenah Solar White Classic Crest paper and mounted it on black glossy paper adding a cute matching button.

posted this in Designer greeting cards on January 21st, 2018

Safari Birthday

My grandson wants a safari birthday party.  The stamp set is from Stampin’ Up and is called Playful Pals.  The die set is called Pyramid Pals.  I needed the jungle looking leaves and cricut came to the rescue.

The base for this card is Copper Mica Metallic.  The black layer is Onyx  Mica Metallic.  I wanted the elephant to be a light gray color and the silver Mica Metallic did the job.  All the mica metallic line have a beautiful sheen to them,  The sentiment is stamped on Opal Mica Metallic.

I needed a nice olive green for the jungle leaves.  Olive Basis did the trick.

posted this in Digital Images, Valentine's day on January 17th, 2018

Steampunk Valentine


First, sorry about the fairly poor pictures, I was loosing daylight and work the next 4 days so this was my last chance for pictures.

I am ahead of schedule for once and did a Valentine card – I know I said I would have a wedding card but soon, I promise 🙂

I used 3 different Paper Temptress papers – first, as always, is the cryogen white with this lovely steampunk rose by Rick St.Dennis, colored with prismacolor pencils.

The next layer is a textured , sparkly ‘incandescent-russo’ and lastly another of my favorites is the ‘mica mettalics – gold’ – I love the sparkle, the color and the weight.

All for today – spray painting bottles to use as table decorations for my daughters wedding in July(before the next cold snap comes through tomorrow)

Take Care


posted this in Designer greeting cards on January 14th, 2018

Christmas stash 2018


One last Christmas card from me and done until next year. The base cardstock is a pretty dark blue from the basics line(not sure of the name) but it goes so well with any shade of blue that I have almost used mine up. The base is a 3D die cut as well as the frames and cut outs.

The center portion is from one of last years Christmas cards, cut to fit the opening. I added some stickers inside and some on the outside front also, along with another of last years cards and a chipboard snowflake spritzed with glimmer mist.

All for today – I should have a wedding card for you on Wednesday this week, as soon as I get off to my craft room that is….

Take Care