Just a Note to share…

How are you all?  Its only been a few days shy of a year.  lol   I hope each and everyone of you are still being creative.  My Mom passed away right after my Dad last year, so its been a rough road.  I’m keeping busy though… Dad left some rental properties in a trust and I’m tending to those until the trust can be settled.  Mom lived with me for 12 years, she was my right arm and kept me sane! 

I’m doing a little quilting now.  I won’t be sharing yet… lol  I used to sew years ago, but it takes a bit to get back into it.  Thankfully there’s Pinterest, Google and and a seam ripper.  Oh and then there’s the new computerized sewing machines… how cool are they!!!

I will share a pic of our newest addition.  Sherlock “Boo” Bazhenow was abandoned by his Momma at 3 weeks old.  So of course I took him in, he was born in our shed.  *smile*  He loves to play boo with me, we do it every morning.  He is so much fun!!!


He’s no bigger than the letter holder behind him.  Here he is today… not quite a year old…


I tell him he has ‘gorgeous puppy dog eyes’!!!  I think that’s the reason for the look above. 



He loves running water… especially flushing the toilet.  Stands on the seat and stares at it.  He is a dandy and he makes me smile!

Hugs to all… I miss ya.  I found my old Google Reader account so I still have access to all of you.  I’ll swing by soon.  Carla

Oh wait, the reason for the post… I only have 3 tutorials left to update the missing photo’s on… let me know if you find any more.  *smile*  If anyone would have the following tutorials on your computer… could email me a copy? 

I need…

  • Pansy Punch Art Flowers Tutorial
  • Flower Pot Card Tutorial
  • Envelope Liner Tutorial

Thank you   Thank you   Thank you!!!


Please read: My Tutorials

I recently had a request for my Pansy Tutorial and low and behold the pictures are gone!!!  Apparently, they are gone on some of my other tutorials and posts.

If you are interested in any of my Tutorials, please email me:  I will be happy to send it out to you. 

I will try to update the missing pics as soon as I can.  My father passed away and I'm dealing with his estate at this time. 

Thanks so much for you patience!!!

Hugs, Carla


Card Share

Here's 2 more cards I created this past summer.  I hope you enjoy.  The first is my favorite of the two…

We R Winter Frost,  MS, SU, Memory Box, Punch Bunch, DMC Floss, Carla's Scraps (4)

I used We R Memories Winter Frost Paper Collection, along with Memory Box Dies: Needle and Thread, Thread Spools and Loop BorderSU Framelets Labels and the Dotted Scallop Border Punch.  Still love that punch.  I created the flowers with Punch Bunch Large Daisy and Small Stamen punches.  DMC Floss #3348 and it matches SU Pear Pizzaz.  Leaves were created using MS Stamp and Punch Leaf Punch. 

Forgot to take an inside pic for some reason, must have been called away… surely I wouldn't just not do it or forget to do it!!  *smile*

We R Winter Frost,  MS, SU, Memory Box, Punch Bunch, DMC Floss, Carla's Scraps (3)

This next card is a quick card using another Paper Collection I received with my Cardmaking and Papercrafts Magazine, Sew Pretty.

Sew Pretty Paper Collection, SU, Memory Box, McGill, Carla's Scraps (2)

and the inside…

Sew Pretty Paper Collection, SU, Memory Box, McGill, Carla's Scraps


  • SU Framelets Labels
    • Blossom Punch
    • Piercing Pack
    • Rose Red Cardstock
    • Basic Grey Cardstock
  • Memory Box
    • La Rue Flourish
  • McGill Large Starburst

I'm really needing some ideas for Men's cards… anything new out there to stamp or use?  Well, better go don't want anyone thinkin' I'm actually making cardmaking a habit again.  *smile*  1 2012 Signature


Paige's Birthday Card

This is the card I created for my granddaughter's birthday.  This past March I gave her dad a "Hallmark" on his birthday and I still haven't lived that down.  She really went off on me!!!  *smile*  Her Mom told me to do that to her this year and then give her the one I made after that.  I told Val, no way will I do that to her, joke or no joke.  lol  That girl is serious about my cards.  I love it!

Anyway here it is…

Flutterby Wishes Paper Collection, Memory Box, Spellbinders, Carla's Scraps (1)

I used this fabulous paper kit I got with my "Cardmaking and Papercrafting" magazine.  I just love it and Paige's favorite color is pink.  The collection is called "Flutterby Wishes"

Here's the inside…

Flutterby Wishes Paper Collection, Memory Box, Spellbinders, Carla's Scraps (2)

I'm tickled with the way it turned out.  Can you believe I didn't have any matching Pink Cardstock to match this paper.  What's up with that? 

The supplies I used:

  • Flutterby Wishes Paper Collection from"Cardmaking and Papercrafts Magazine"
  • Spellbinders Lacy Ovals (still my fav)
  • Memory Box Whimsy Circle
  • Memory Box Distress Tag
  • Ribbon from Michaels
  • White Pearls I had on hand

Paige turned 12 on the 9th, I am still in shock.  Where does the time go.  She even has a boyfriend.  Jason and her have been "boyfriend and girlfriend" since Kindergarten or first grade.  WOW.  They even went to her first school dance last month.  My oh my.  My jaw is still on the floor.

I wanted to thank everyone for there comments last week.  I truly appreciate them.  I tried to reply to everyone, but that 'no blogger comment' thing prevented me.  Have an awesome week and I'll be back next week for another card or two. 

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Surprise!!! Card Share

Hello to everyone!!!  I actually have a couple cards to share with you today.  I haven't been doing much cardmaking, as you can tell from my previous post in March!  I would imagine you are all working on your Christmas Cards or have them all finished.  Yikes, mine are still in the planning stages.

I made this card for my niece, Keri's wedding…IMAG1110

  • Memory Box Whimsy Circle
  • Spellbinders Label
  • Marianne Designs Cut and Emboss DS098
  • Cuddlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder (flowers)
  • MS 5 Petal Punch and Stamp
  • Leaves Punch MS and EK Fern

This card was for my great niece, Andrea's wedding…


I just quilled a few flowers and scattered them around.  Added a Memory Box frame and it was done.   Should of took more time with the layout.  Oops.  Apparently I wasn't in the mood to create.  I kinda feel bad she didn't get my best efforts when I made her card.

One thing I did a while back was to update my SU to Everything Chart, so check that out if you need any color matches.  I added Tim Holtz Inks but a lot of the matches are blank.  If ya happen to know them, please send them to me.  I'd really appreciate it.

I do have a couple more cards to share, just didn't want to share all at once.  I have so few to share.  *smile*  I miss you all.  I am getting back into checking on you guys.  Since Google Reader went out, I lost all my links.  Slowly adding them to my phone…1 2012 Signature


A Card to Share...

Here's another card I made recently.  I tangled the "Coffee Keeper" Stamp Set by Art Impressions.  The sentiment is from SU Happiest Birthday Wishes.
The flowers are created using the SU Flower Trio Punch and the EK 5/8" Daisy Punch.  I stuffed a mini magnet behind the black layer and one on the flap to keep it closed.
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Punch Art Piglet Tutorial

I wanted to share the Piglet card I made for my d-i-l in January.  She's crazy for Piglet.  Cookie Monster is my fav, but that wouldn't of worked for her.  I found an image of Piglet during a Google Search and tried to re-create this little guy.  I couldn't find any written tutorials anywhere.  This is my third attempt…Punch Art Piglet, SU Owl, Bird, Word Window Punches, Carla's Scraps (4)

Punch Art Piglet, SU Owl, Bird, Word Window Punches, Carla's Scraps (2)

I was so tickled, she loved it.  *smile*  Made me super happy.  She's the best.  Here's a copy of my instructions:  Piglet Punch Art Tutorial.

Note to Maria A.  I would love to reply to your comment on my Zentangle card, please email me with your email.  I hope your loving your new Zentangle books!!  I have another one to post soon.  I'll tell ya, my stress level is sure down now.  lol

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Zentangle Inspired Card

Hello everyone, I've been dabbling in Zentangle lately.  Its soooooooooo relaxing and I'm having so much fun with it.  Here's a card I made…

Zentangle Birthday Card, Carla's Scraps (1)

Zentangle Birthday Card, Carla's Scraps (3)

  • Tangles:
    • BLT Joos
    • Beadlines
    • Cruffles
    • Frond/Plumes/Peacock Leaf ?
    • Pais
    • Hatched .v (.v = variation of)



If you haven't heard of Zentangle check it out.   You can check out lots of Tangle Patterns too.  Check out my Pinterest Boards and my Likes… they aren't sorted yet.

We've had a couple classes at work on Zentangle and the gals just love it.  We even a have a few guys into it.  Some think of it as doodling, which it is, the difference is in the patterns being more structured.  Or that's what I get out of it anyway.   

Thanks for stopping in today.  I miss you all.  If you have any questions about Zentangle, don't hesitate to ask. 

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Card Share w/Little Yellow Bicycle's Acorn Hollow

I made a couple more cards using Little Yellow Bicycle, Acorn Hollow Line.  I made a Sympathy Card and a Thank You Card.  I love the elegance of this paper when its used this way. 

Using Circle punches and pearls, I thought they came out a-okay.

Sympathy, Thank You, Little Yellow Bicycle, Acorn Hollow, Prima Flowers, Scrapadoole, Carla's Scraps (1)

here's the inside…

Sympathy, Thank You, Little Yellow Bicycle, Acorn Hollow, Prima Flowers, Scrapadoole, Carla's Scraps (2)

My fav new tool, is the Epiphany Craft Punches.  I have 2 sizes now and planning on more.  With these punches you can create you own acrylic shapes and buttons.


  • Acorn Hollow, Lil Yellow Bicycle
  • Epiphany Craft Round 25
  • Prima Flowers
  • Circle Punches
    • 2"  •  2 1/4"  •  2 1/2"
  • Polka Dot Embossing Folder
  • Hero Arts CL574 (Thank You)
  • SU Thoughts and Prayers (Sharing in your Sorrow)
  • Burlap Ribbon
  • Pearls

I really need to get some Manly Man cards made, not coming up with any idea's though.  How's everyone doing with your Christmas Cards?  I've got one done!!!  I didn't think I'd be that far along.  Seriously!  Its for Mom so if I stop now, I'm good to go. 

I hope you all have a very blessed Thanksgiving

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Here's the rest of my stash…

I've had this black lace forever and thought this was the perfect paper for it.  It's a Memory Box Stamp, Whisper Print Geranium.  I have no idea the paper line, I only bought 1 sheet.  How that happened I'll never know.

Carla's Scraps, Memory Box Stamp, Black Lace

This next card is Sweet Afternoon by Teresa Collins.  I just punched out some flowers from the SU Trio Flower Punch.  I think that's the Sizzix Framelets Die, Labels.  The leaf stem is Memory Box, Lorelai Leaf DieCarla's Scraps, Flowers, Feminine

This last one is a Great Impressions Stamp.  I don't know the month it came out, not too long ago.  I cut a slit in the pocket for the 4 U Tags.  I used Copics to color the pocket.  The glittered flowers are using Glitter Ritz Glitters.  The adhesive blue gems are from Hero Arts.

Great Impressions Stamp, Sample, Carla's Scraps

I hope you enjoyed my find.  *smile*  It might take me a bit, but I'm gonna email everyone of you this week!!!  Thanks so much for looking and all your sweet comments.  I'm so tickled to be missed.  I miss you guys too.  I'll get back to blog hoping' soon, I hope.  I'm getting a tablet, so that might help with my neck issues.  I'm still going to the Chiropractor regularly.  If ya remember I started seeing him 3 times a week and I'm down one appt. every other week.  Plus, I see a massage therapist at least once a week for my stiff neck.  She helps me so much!!!

Off for my nap!!!  lol  (I'm writing this on Sunday, didn't want to forget to write it up)2012 Signature


Punch Art Heart Flower Card and Tutorial

Here's my card and the tutorial for the Punch Art Heart Flower.  I hope you enjoy!!

Using retired Parisian Breeze, I cut out a frame with my trimmer, you can see that tutorial here.  Then I cut out one label framelets die, lined up the other die and cut it out.

The outer frame is popped up with clear adhesive dots, stacking 3.  The inner frame is also popped the same way.  Not a lot of lift, but just enough for a bit of dimension.

Carla's Cards, Punch Art Heart Flower, Sizzix Framelets Label, MS Leaf Stamp Punch Combination,Carla's Scraps (1)

Side few… I just love the depth of this flower and it lays flat as a pancake for easy mailing.

Carla's Cards, Punch Art Heart Flower, Sizzix Framelets Label, MS Leaf Stamp Punch Combination,Carla's Scraps (2)

The inside…

Carla's Cards, Punch Art Heart Flower, Sizzix Framelets Label, MS Leaf Stamp Punch Combination, Carla's Scraps

I hope you like and enjoy the Punch Art Heart Flower Tutorial

Supply List

  • Sizzix Framelets:  Labels
  • Marvy Small Dragonfly Punch
  • MS Leaf/Stamp Combination Punch
  • MS Rose Leaf Punch
  • MS Heart Punch
  • MS 1" Round Circle Punch
  • SU Parisian Breeze Retired
  • Punch Art Heart Flower Tutorial

You won't believe this, I found 3 more cards to share.  I'm so impressed with myself.  lol   I will share later in the week, I promise!  *smile*

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A Few Cards to Share…

Its been awhile… just haven't been in the mood to create.  But, I'm feeling better.  Thought I'd show you a few of the things I've done in the past couple months.

This card was for Paige, just a gathered ribbon flower.

Gathered Ribbon Flower, A Walk in the Garden Paper Pack, Carla's Scraps (1)

and the inside…

Gathered Ribbon Flower, A Walk in the Garden Paper Pack, Carla's Scraps (2)

This is one of my flower pot cards.  I created to use as an idea for a class at work.

Class Idea, MS Tag and Doily Border Punch, Punch Bunch XL Daisy, Three Quarter Inch Circle Punch, Embossing Folder, Carla's Scraps, for Scrapadoodle (1)

This was the actual card we did in class…


This one was created for my purple mood.  I only wanted purple and white and I had to use the Memory Box Butterfly, Vivienne!!!

Memory Box Vivienne Butterfly Die and Viola Paper, Spellbinders Dies, White Satin Ribbon, Gems, Carla's Scraps

Yup, that's all I've been up too.  But I do have a new tutorial coming!!!  I created a new flower… its from MS Heart Punch.  I tried using the SU Heart Punch, but the flower ended up way too big.  It would be good for a focal point though.

Look for that post coming soon.  My photos of the card didn't turn out… I'm trying though!!!  *smile*  Plus, I have a couple samples I made for work and those pics did turn out and I'll post them soon.  I can't post them all at once, ya know, I don't want to ruin my track record.  lol 

I hope everyone is doing good and getting your Christmas Cards all created.  I purchased mine.  lol  Current had a sale so I got the Penguins.  Hopefully, I will get a few for family made, though I fear that's wishful thinking. 

Happy Halloween and remember my pumpkin tutorial… click photo for the tutorial.
Its perfect for the front of a card, scrapbook layout, or as a lil surprise inside your card!!!

CLB Pumpkins (35)

Thanks for visiting me today, I really appreciate it and miss you guys!!!

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