Thursday, February 8, 2018


Happy Thursday!

It's another beautiful day here....and it's my day at Miss Kate's blog.  

Today's card is for Valentine's Day..  Who doesn't love getting cards and candy (maybe flowers, too?) on Valentine's Day?

As many of you know, there have been some recent life events in our family.  So each holiday will be more celebrated than in the past.  

One thing I do want to be sure to make know every day...not just Valentine's how much my husband means to me.  How much he is loved and cherished.  I have been making cards to place in small places at random times for him.  Below is one of them.  

I created this card using Miss Kate's Love You Forever file.  I used the file to create a cascading stream of hearts.  The front panel is popped up on foam tape so that hearts look like they are floating.  

I used WPlus9 carstock.  I must admit it took me a while to determine the proper settings for the word forever.  But I got it..and it was worth all the trouble.  

Thanks for stopping by.  :)

Monday, January 8, 2018

Miss Kate Cuttables January Challenge

Happy Monday!   

It's time for a new challenge at Miss Kate Cuttables.  

2017 was a difficult year for our family.  My husband was diagnosed with Cancer, and it is not curable.  So 2018 is a new year with many adventures ahead.  We have thrown a bit of caution to the wind and will be hitting the road from time to time...seeing the country and whatever our hearts, and budget, desires.  

In celebration of my husband being a January baby, I have created him a birthday card for the challenge. 

My card was inspired by this post.  I used my Silhouette America software, a few different MKC fonts, and a rectangle to create the focal panel.

I embossed the blue panel with a mesh folder from the Paper Studio.  The twine is from the Twinery. 
All card stock is from WPlus9.  

Please head over to Miss Kate's to check out all the other projects and to submit your creation.  

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Halloween Layout

Happy Thursday!

I have some fun layouts to share today.

I was looking at Pinterest and came across this pin.  I got me totally inspired.  I loved it..and knew I had to make layouts for the kids lifebooks.

I created the sunburst at the top of the layout with my Silhouette software and a Hobby Lobby paper pad.  I thought the patterns were a perfect pair for Miss Kate's Files. 

 I added some enamel drops and Nuvo glitter drops for some accents.  

I used the Halloween SpiderTrick-or-Treat title, Ghost Set, Trick or Treat,  Cute Mummy,  VampireGrim ReaperNo Tricks, Just Treats, and Trick or Treat title files.  Some of the files I used print and cut feature and some I cut as SVG's and layers them.  

I haven't added any pictures yet.  I still need to print them.  Isn't that always the case?  

Monday, December 11, 2017

Joy to the World

The challenge theme is Holiday.

I created a card using Miss Kate's Joy to the World Phrase.

This file is perfect for a card front.  And this file made these cards so simple to make.

I used m Silhouette Design Space to print 4 panels per 1 sheet of Neenah Solar White card stock.  I chose to mount them on MFT card stock.  Perfect match!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Miss Kate DT Post

Happy Thursday!

It's my day to post over at Miss Kate Cuttables' Blog.

I have created a few projects to showcase the great files.

My first project was for my daughter.  She asked for a shirt to match a pair of pants we had given her.  I used Miss Kate's Penguin file and glitter vinyl.  

I used some leftover glasses from gift making to make myself a few things.  Mine aren't perfect by any means...but I love how they turned out.  

My granddaughter needed a Santa cookie plate and I fell in love with a newly released file...match made.    I had so much fun I made 3. 

The first one was made with gold and green vinyl for the letters and Santa, and the flourishes were etched.

The second plate was made using a vinyl stencil and acrylic paint for Santa and etching for the words and flourishes. 

And the last plate was made completely out of vinyl.  

The files I used are:

Monday, November 13, 2017

Pumpkins and Watercolor

The challenge theme is Pumpkins.

I created a card using Miss Kate's Ghost with Pumpkin file.

Don't you just love this card??   I do!

I used the pumpkin from the file and cut it out of watercolor card stock.  Then I used my Zig Clear Clean Brush markers to color them.

The panel was created using Ripe Persimmion, Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold, Twisted Citron, and Lucky Clover Distress Inks.  I inked the block up with the Distress Inks and spritz it with water, then 'stamped' the watercolor panel.   The twigs were stamped with Simon Says Stamps Cobblestone ink and Winnie and Walter's Hollies Festive Florals stamp set.  

I attached the panel to a Dove Grey card base.  

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Santa Is Coming!

Happy Thursday!

Today is my day to post over at Miss Kate Cuttables' blog.

It has been a terrible year here at Graham Manor.  The year has just flown by and I have not had any time to enjoy it, the holidays, or even the change of seasons.  As you may know, my husband was diagnosed with Stage IVB Lymphoma.  And since his diagnosis, it has been one thing after another, from chemo to blood transfusions to infections.  

But it is November, which means snow (here in the North) and the upcoming holiday season.  So I want to be sure not miss anything.  I LOVE snow..I love seeing the kids' faces at the first snow fall and the realization that Santa will be coming soon.  

To help me get in the correct mindset, I created a few cards.  

I used Miss Kate's Christmas House Border and Reindeer Pulling Santa.

I cut the files out of black card stock.  

For something to anchor the images, I created a night scene on a white card base with my Copic airbrush system, Copic markers, and a circle mask (for the moon).  

Each card's background varies.  While creating the bases, I experimented with the marker colors and intensity of the amount of color laid down.