Simple Girl Birthday Card Using Scraps

I made twenty of these simple cards for church this afternoon using scrap paper from CTMH, MME, and ?.  Close To My Heart "Pear" ink was used to stamp the "happy birthday" sentiment (also from CTMH).

Normally I would have used a little bit thicker ribbon or maybe wrapped the twine more than once around the card front.  However, this twine was pre-cut for another card and then I ended up not using it for that project.  So..........I ended up making use of some of it.

Sure.  I could have done more...........but I kinda like the way it looks the way it is.  With all the different scraps used, I didn't want to clutter up the card too much.

TIP: When using scraps, try to use ones that have colors that are repeated in at least one of the other scraps.  Three is a great number of times to repeat a color sometimes.  Just food for thought.  :-)

Thanks for stopping by.


I had ordered this stamp set a couple of months ago.  I noticed them this morning when straightening up my desk.  The set is called Scrapbook Statements - Poets
Everyday Life,  a Close To My Heart Set.  Upon a closer look I realized that they really are some very SPECIAL words.  I hope that you too will be touched by them,

                              and will truly understand their meaning.  Keep smiling Joanie

Happy Forever Birthday Card

Goodness!  It's been awhile since I posted on my mom's blog.  Sorry, friends.  Life just gets a little busy sometimes I guess--especially when you have kids.  :-)

Today I am posting a card I made last week using Close To My Heart stamps, CTMH cardstock, and My Minds Eye patterned paper from one of their mini pads.  (I still enjoy using those because I don't end up with a ton of scraps.)

Sequins, bling, lace, ribbon, liquid glass, colored pencils...........all found their way on this Cotton Candy and Slate-colored card.

It is fun to have stamps I can use over and over again in different ways.  Special thanks to the friend who was crafting with me last week--not only for the sweet hedgehog stamp set, "Happy Forever," but also for the fun we had.  :-)

Hugs and Blessings,

Wedding Card

This wedding card is something new for me.  I have used ribbon before but not like this.  
I hope you like the simplicity of it.  

I usually have difficulty with the message inside, but not today.  These words came to me rather easily.
I thought they were sooooo good that maybe I should share.

Happy 4th of July,  wishing you hope, love and faith.  Joanie

Spotlighting Technique

Hi everyone,  finally have something to share with you.  I found this technique at Gina K. Designs.  It is a special technique that Melanie Muenchinger shared.  A full tutorial is at  Gina K. Designs.
I have three different cards that I put together using this technique.  Each one is different but yet the same.
You can use any shape that you wish.  I used squares, circles, and a fan shape.
You just stamp an image over your background and then color it in just highlighting certain areas.
Give this technique a try, really a nice effect.

Thanks for visiting, Joanie

Balloon Fun

This card was created for a first Birthday with a construction theme for the party.  I always enjoying making this little balloon card.  I cut out the balloons using my cricut.

I do have instructions for this card on another post, have a great weekend,  Joanie

Gift Card Holder

These little gift card holders were allot of fun to make using the double sided paper from CTMH called Lucy, it was out a couple of years ago already. Oh how time does fly!!!

I used the memory keepers punch board to make these cute gift card holders.  I made these the 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 size paper.  Just remember not to score at one end.  This will be the top of the holder.

Have a wonderful day and Happy Stamping, smiles Joanie