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(Started posting on September 25, 2014)

I’ve FALLen into Creative Scrapbooker Magazine!

I’ve FALLen into Creative Scrapbooker Magazine!

I am honored that two of my cards were selected to appear in the Fall 2021 edition of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine.

My cards appear on page 37. (They published the smaller card on it’s side – lol!)

Here are the links to the two cards they used:

Autumn Leaves Note Card


Autumn WIshes

This magazine is published 4 times a year. They put out “page calls” with a list of themes they plan to feature in their upcoming issues, and you can submit photos of your original projects for consideration; click HERE for details if interested. (You will need to send them the actual project(s) if chosen.)

As previously posted, I was honored to have appeared in their Spring 2021 issue as well.

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Best Wishes FORE Your Birthday Slim Line Card

Best Wishes FORE Your Birthday Slim Line Card

I have made a number of golf-themed cards over the years, but most have had more of a masculine feel to them. The “Swingin’ Day” stamp set (retired) from A-Muse Studio has these cute images that I thought were perfect for a golf card for a woman.

The patterned paper is from Love Nicole (PPR 3058) and was cut with a die from the “Slim Diagonal Stitched Rectangles” set from Pinkfresh Studio. I used dies from the Spellbinders Classic Squares (large and small) sets to create the layered squares.

I smooshed white panels with Memento Teal Zeal ink and water and then spritzed them with a Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Marker and a spritzer tool. Once the panels dried, I used the Teal Zeal ink to stamp the images.

Recollections Grey Kraft was used for the mats. Some silver cording and Clear Drops (mix 2) from Studio Katia finished it off.

The finished card is 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and fits in a regular business size envelope. If you wish to create an envelope with a We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board, start with a 9 3/4″ square piece of paper and begin punching/scoring at 6 5/8″.

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Penn Themed Graduation Thank You Cards

Penn Themed Graduation Thank You Cards

My triplets just graduated from college, and they needed to send a few thank you notes. Because many of the gifters would be receiving three cards, I wanted to have three different card designs. And because Kelly, Kevin, and Keith all graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, I created all the cards with a U Penn theme.


The first one was a design modified from a card I made a while back. I cut the letters with my Silhouette and backed the negative with a piece of digital red and blue paper by EditableMotifs. What was cool about this file is that it is editable, so I was able to darken the red, make the stripes narrower, and remove the white stripes that were in the original design. The greeting was stamped from the “Assorted Greetings” set from Gina K Designs with GKD Blue Denim ink. I created the strip with the Stampin’ Up “Word Window Punch” (retired). Recollections Blue card stock was used for the mat.


The next card was made with a photo I took of College Hall. I printed it to size and added it to a white card base. The card was easy. Getting a good photo – not so much! I usually go early on a Sunday morning to try to get campus photos because there are very few people out and about at that time. The problem is that the early morning sun creates wicked shadows everywhere! I loved the fall foliage on this one even though I struggled to get the lighting right. (I recently went on a cloudy morning which helped, but the leaves were all green on that one, and I liked the more colorful version better.)

I played around with an eclipse design but ultimately went with the plain photo since I needed to make a bunch of these cards. Plus, any leftovers can now be used as general note cards and not just as thank you notes.


The final design was a Red and Blue CAS card using the Stampendous “H122 – Graduation” stamp and a greeting from the “Borders Abound” set (retired?) from Stampin’ Up. Both were stamped with In the Navy ink (GKD). The panel was cut with an unmarked stitched rectangle die. The Sizzix/Stampin’ Up “Stripes” embossing folder (retired) was used for the background panel, and Recollections Red and Gina K Designs In the Navy card stock was used for the mats.


Congratulations, Kelly, Kevin, and Keith!

(photo taken on Locust Walk on the 38th Street land bridge)
(photo taken on grass in front of the Palestra and by Franklin Field where Commencement was held)

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Father’s Day Tuxedo Card with More Printable Sentiment Strips

Father’s Day Tuxedo Card with More Printable Sentiment Strips

(inside: Celebrate in style Have a wonderful day)

I am soooo thankful for all the talented card makers out there in blogland who share their creations for inspiration. I had a BUNCH of cards I needed to make with limited time to do it, and my mojo has taken an extended vacation! My card today is a CASE (almost exact!) of this card I had seen and admired a bit ago and saved for just this situation. Thanks Karen!

I used my We R Memory Keepers 1-2-3 Punch Board to create the bowtie. All the other parts of the tuxedo were cut with my trimmer or scissors (no dies or patterns).

I added texture to the jacket by embossing the panel with a scrap of wallpaper (thanks Bonnie!) and my die cutting machine. I was able to get a nice, deep impression by using an embossing mat along with the plates normally used to emboss. The Darice 5×7 Argyle embossing folder was used on the vest.

The card stock (black, white, and kraft) and the adhesive faux pearls were all by Recollections.

In a recent post, I shared a birthday sentiment sheet I created for use with a sentiment strip die by Alina Craft. The greeting on this card was from another sheet (mixed greetings) that I created.

(Click HERE for PDF; feel free to use if desired.)

The sentiment on the inside was made with stamps from the “Celebrate with Style” set by Gina K Designs (retired) and from the “Birthday” set from Photoplay.

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