To my Wonderful Wife


FabricSoftner Flower

Inside of Card:

Year after year you give me
so many beautiful reasons
to be thankful you’re my wife
and the mother of our children.

Happy Mother’s Day

I made this flower for the March Card Challenge – Technique Category – @ The flower is made out of a used Fabric Softner sheet. Here is the tutorial on SplitcoastStampers. I used Sweet Sunday Sketch #210 for my inspiration.


1) March Card Challenge @ – Technique Category – fabric softner flowers

2)  Card Makin Mamas Challenge #88 (CM88)- Splish Splash – use Mist/Paint

3) Gem of a Challenge #115 – Mother’s Day, Female


Patterned Paper: Three Bugs in a Rug (Chloe)

Cardstock: Bazzill (Smoothie Berry Sensation, Petunia, Sea Salt)

Accents/Tools: pearl brad, pearls, 1/2″ scor-tape, fabric softner sheet, Dylusions ink by Ranger, Cuttlebug Decorative Tile Set embossing folder, stickles,

Painted Snowman card


I decided after making canvas pieces for an art class I’m giving at a retirement home I would make it into a card. So I masked the snowman and flakes then painted on top. Removed the mask and I was left with the white images. I added to the snowman (hat, noes, eyes and buttons) and the torn paper on the bottom.

Here are the canvas pieces I made as a sample. I wanted to do shapes more than just one big snowflake as was shown in the inspiration piece. So first I punched the snowflakes out of white paper then ran them through the xyron to make it a sticker. For the snowman I used circles and made them a sticker too. As you can see there was a lot of bleeding under the image.

So on this next canvas decided to use vinyl and it worked perfectly!

I got the idea for the canvas at


1) August Card Challenge @  – Product category – paint. I hardly use paint and NEVER mask but since I tried it on a canvas I thought it would also make a cute card for the challenge. Thanks for the inspiration.

2) Card Makin Mamastry something new to you!  whether it is a new technique, a new style, or a new project type. YES I said project type.
FOR THIS CHALLENGE ONLY, WE ARE OPENING IT UP TO ALL TYPES OF CREATIONS (NOT JUST CARDS).   Masking is new to me! I just don’t do it and I don’t use paint either very often. Also never made a canvas art piece.

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