Flowers Card

Every month I join a group of friends at Cindy’s Simple Stuff to stamp. We call ourselves the Mad Hatters and meet the 2nd Friday. I love hanging out with these gals and today was extra special for all of us. One of the ladies recently lost everything including her home to a fire. Well, we came together and surprised her with an overflowing basket of goodies to jump start her stamping! Love the feeling of bringing joy to someone – especially when you know that stamping and creating provides the release we all can relate to!!! So it was a great day today! Love you Harriet!!!!!

In addition to stamping, we all make cards to exchange with one another. Six total for each of us in the group! So I’m posting one of my cards that I created for today:

Some of the materials I used were craft foam (green), drywall tape (white), metal paper (silver), felt (pink): I put the foam, metal and felt through my CB (Cuttle Bug) to get the shapes on the card. The inside of the card used the reverse scrap from the metal flower. 

My SU! supplies were For a Friend Hostess Stamp, Fire Rhinestone Brads, Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip and Regal Rose Card Stock, Chocolate Chip and Regal Rose Ink, Scallop Circle Punch. -Mel


Garden Angel ATD

Everywhere I look I see the lovely signs of Spring! So with that inspiration – I created my Garden Angel ATD (Artist Trading Doll). She is so fun! At first I wanted feet but as she evolved – she didn’t look right! So after I created leaf wings for her – I thought it would look nice to have garden sandal charms hanging from the center. She is now ready to watch over the new growth of Spring! Enjoy! – Melinda





A Fun Hostess Gift


Ok, so I got home at 11:30pm last night …. so didn’t get a card ready to post! 😉 However, I did get some shots of my hostess gift for the workshop! This is a fun and easy gift to make someone special! I used SU! products to create this little gem. My center on the candle comes together quickly with an On Board Blossoms & Basics Chipboard Flower with retired SU! DS Paper adhered to it – sand the edges and sponge with Chocolate Chip Ink. The center is more retired DS paper punched out with the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch. I then set a jumbo eyelet in the center using my Crop-A-Dile and adhered it directly to the candle by pushing a Rhinestone Ice Brad into the candle through the center of the Jumbo Eyelet. Retired SU! ribbon from Christmas is wrapped around and holds the flower in place. My Sticky Strip keeps everything secure but for an added measure of security, I pushed in three copper brads in through the ribbon and candle. The coaster is covered with the same DS papers, sanded and edged with Chocolate Chip Ink. Fun and easy … something special for my hostess!


More Valentine Boxes

These are the last two boxes from Valentine’s Day … I made them for my kids! Now it’s time to move onto some other things waiting to be done ….

Elina’s Valentine: I used a retired SU! butterfly for the embellishment. The heart box was embossed with the CB – Divine Swirls folder …


Jacob’s Valentine: I used the current SU! set Baroque Motifs for the embellishment and background on heart box ….


Medallion origami

The Dahlia fold that is floating around inspired me! I started out following the fold instructions and then thought it would be interesting to see it with the SU! Scallop Punch. Using the punch, one little moderation is needed to make it work …. cut a 1/4″ slit at the botton of scallop before folding. I’m still playing with the scallop to make it look like a butterfly with the dahlia fold! Fun to do! I found my instructions at Splitcoast Stampers ….



Valentine Boxes

Thank you to all my friends and family that came over last night! I am totally recharged! I think my neighbors could hear us giggling and chatting!! The little box we created came from Corinne Delis’ blog …. very fun (thanks for sharing Corinne)! I used my CB to create my felt flower on my box …. very cute! The kids had fun creating their own little valentines ….

My Valentine:



Jacob’s Valentine: He told me he loved the “bling” for the flower …

Elina’s Valentine: Elina offered to share her Hello Kitty stamps with everyone! They thought that was very sweet 😉

Wire Mesh Valentine Card

I was experimenting with materials for my cards and came across some wire mesh I’ve had for a few years now. It’s a different look and fun to use … (trying to use up stuff so I can go buy new!!!) The letters are part of an alphabet strip for the CB – very hard to get away from the paper once cut but somehow I got them out in one piece!


Happy Creating! – Melinda

I have friends coming over tonight to hang out! I’m soooo excited! We are going to (of course) be making valentines! I’ll post what I made tomorrow! Yeah!

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