Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Go Light Your World Smash Page

 My Smash journey continues. Our ministry drama outreach partnered with a local homeless shelter, Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing, to present a mime during the morning service at Trinity Wesleyan Church on Sunday, December 4th. After the presentation, the pastor stood and said, "well, that's the sermon! There's nothing left to be said. We'll now light the second advent  candle. . . " The twelve homeless men who participated in the mime were quite moved. They accomplished something special. They were seen as something other than worthless because they're homeless. My Smash page elements includes a December Diecut ticket from my Cricut Art Philosphy cartridge (I can order that for you if you're interested), a list ticket from the K&Company Entertainment Smash pad, scanned images of the church program cover and a reference scrap highlighting our place in the service. The photos were provided by a Trinity Wesleyan church member (Susan W.).

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Where's My Hat?

Women today don't wear hats so much. My favorite is a black painter's style cap I put on when I've had a particularly bad hair day. It has also come in handy on particularly cold days. Somehow, you fell warmer with a hat on your head.

I'm still working on clearing off my craft table. That's where I found this scrap of Graphic 45 Romantique paper touting crown hats. I immediately put it on "page 2" in my Doodle Smash book. It seemed obvious that this would be my "hat" page. The vintage photo of a woman in a hat is actually Daisey Linda Belvin Boniville. I think she might have been my maternal grandmother's sister-in-law. I think we wear hats differently today than women did a century ago.

I couldn't resist adding a Cat-in-the-hat hat to my collection and a penquin's hat which I colored with my Spica glitter pens. I also colored existing doodles with my Spicas. I also found some hat quotes I liked and added to the page. The rest of the hats came from the Victorian Tea Lady in Milford, Delaware.

I wonder what will happen to page 3.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

First Smash, First Page


My craft table is an absolute mess, so what more perfect a treasure trove could I find to mine for the first page of my new Red Doodle Smash that arrived shortly before lunch today? You see the evidence of my labors above. The die cut is a just like one I used on my daughter's First Turkey layout. The distressed flower is a Sizzix die cut. The butterfly is part of my effort to create other additional projects from the Martha Stewart Glittering Techniques class I teach at Michaels in Dover and Rehoboth. The blue and green flowers and the nutcracker are practice pieces for my Copic Christmas classes. I used my Copic Spica Glitter Pens to doodle flowers and I tucked my reminder list written on the back of a Redner's Grocery Receipt for items to take to my daughter's Thanksgiving Dinner into an empty hotel key envelope that held our key card while we were on vacation two years ago. How it ended up on my craft table is a mystery to me, but it now has a home in my Smash-ing Junk Journal. Now all I have to figure out is how to write on the slightly lumpy page two. Lumpy writing aside, I've experienced great victory in getting past first-page-itis and in overcoming my intense desire to create a design map. I wonder what's going to happen on the next page.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Junk Journaling, Here I Come!

 Okay, so I changed my mind! Not-so-new. On Thursday, I will begin again -- something I started to do years ago. Maybe . . . MAYBE by Thursday my new K&Company Smash will be here. But I plan to unlock the artist within a bit more with JUNK JOURNALING. I e-searched Junk Journaling for a definition and discovered the precept of making a journal from junk (cereal boxes, paper bags, etc.) That is not a definition of junk journaling that I would subscribe to. Instead, my view of junk journaling is more from a "slice of life" perspective. Our junk journals are those places where creativity hides, awaiting discovery. It's that scrap of something that impresses us (i.e. making an impression upon us) but doesn't fit on our scrapbook pages or card sets. It's visual poetry; leftover favorites seeking a home; doodles daring to mix without matching. It's more than a diary but less than a memoir. It's a place to experiment, a private moment in a public venue. Junk journaling is for the brave at heart who don't need permission to express themselves. I plan to grow several junk journals between December 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012. Since scrapbooking and cardmaking dominates my lifestyle at the moment, my junk journals will surely reflect these legacy building adventures through the coming year. It's expression at its fullest. When do I begin? Tomorrow, with or without my Smash. I'll be back, the Lord willing.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

My Cricut Catalog

I've not added to this blog for awhile because I haven't been sure about how to proceed, until now. If you haven't had a chance to visit my  website ( then take a few minutes and see what we're up to. It's still far from finished, but it's along well enough to grasp our concept. I'm posting most of my "finished" projects on my blog. I double posted for awhile, but I didn't think that was the best use of this particular resource.

Today, two days after Thanksgiving 2012, I got an idea that speaks more into the notion of "our scrapping life" that what I'm doing on scrappigators.blogsport. com. It has to do with the process of life that we as scrapbookers and cardmakers experience as we seek to express our art on paper. More specifically, it has to do with the nuts and bolts issues like organization, storage, product and project management.

Now, I really like my Cricut, a lot . . . but it is a pretty expensive toy just for lettering. As a Paper Ed instructor at Michaels in Dover and Rehoboth, I'm pretty much expected to teach Cricut classes in our ever-growing classroom menu. That said, I'm pretty much ready to take my Cricut usage to the next level. Now that holiday sales are ramping up, I'm desparately trying to resist temptation by rquiring myself to use what I have before I add another new "thing" to my Cricut cartridge collection (I have close to 50 cartridges which translates to maybe 2,000 images or more). The real shame is that I haven't done anything with most of my collection. That's where the proiect part comes in.

To familiarize myself with the Cricut process, I started creating a "catalog" of machine-generated images to adhere to a page that I will punch and attach into a Rollabind  notebook, Those that I turn into actual projects will be listed on But each image that I use in a project will also find its way into my "Cricut catalog" along with future reference images for up and coming projects.

My first included image is "Frosty" (see  below) which is found page 28 in the Winter Frolic handbook. I also downloaded the electronic version of the handbook onto my server as well as the overlay. If I add three or four images a month, I'll be doing well. Ideally I would finish one cartridge before starting another, but this is far from an ideal world. I will keep you posted via this blog.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Copic Whimsies

I thoroughly enjoyed teaching my first Copic class at Michaels last month and I am looking forward to the next session. As I develop new project, I find myself drifting away from my original concept of Lessons 1-2-3-4 etc and moving towards titling by type. I suppose I could have called cute little cards bugsies, but since I don't like insects that much, whimsicals or "whimsies" suits me a bit better. I try to focus on three techniques in each workshop. In this case my targets are  Palette Blending, Colorless Blender Techniques and of course basic blending. The  . There is sufficent coloring space to practice in and they are totally cute even to a non-bug-lover like me. I also decided to use one layout to create three different "looks".  Here are the additonal products I used to make these cards:
  • Colorless Blender
  •   B05 Process Blue
  • BG18 Teal Blue
  • E37 Sepia
  • YR00 Powder Pink
  • Naval Orange Bazzill Stock Cardstock
  • Navy Blue Cardstock
  • Recollections Pastel Printed Cardstock, 8 ½” x 11"
  • Recollections Foam Adhesive Circles, ½” 
  • Recollections Iridescent Adhesive Rhinestones
  • Alcohol-free Baby Wipes
  • Adhesive
  • Recollections “Don’t Bug Me” Clear Stamps
  • StazOn Teal Blue Solvent Ink Pad\
  • Potter’s Clay Memento Ink (Dew Drop Collection)
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Recollections “XXX” Border Punch Item
  • Martha Stewart Button Punch
  • Scoring Board and Bone Folder

Sunday, September 25, 2011

A Bit of Vintage: The Times of My Life

Fashion may call it "vintage", but I call it my history. Last week I completed a two-page layout using Graphic 45 Communique and Romantique papers which revisits our most unusual wedding day. At the time, I was more focused on the marriage than the wedding. I prepared this page from an historical perspective (36 years after the event). My title is a "Memories" stamp from Heartfelt Creations that I received as part of class I took at CKC Valley Forge in August. I colored the flowers in the stamp with Copic markers. This layout is one of about 12 in a scrapbook I'm building titled The Times of My Life.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Change of Plans

I am totally excited about my Copic Class at Clare's. After conducting a customer poll, we discovered that a Copic card class would be a bit more appealing than a scrapbooking one, so we're doing two cards with four images. I changed up the colors so my students would have some greens for their Christmas card-projects between now and holidays' end. I used two colors here -- G21 Lime Green and G24 Willow on this card and B93 Green Gray and RV21 Light Pink on the next one. I also took advantage of Michael's big sale last week and purchased 24 sheetsof K&Company's Addison Collage paper for about 16 cents a piece. As with the my scrapbook page project, I'm using flowers from Sparkle N Sprinkle's Blossoms Stamp Set #429. My black-glittered buttons are from Recollections which I purchased from Michaels. My class at Clare's Keepsakes is October 12 at 1 PM. The $25 fee includes everything but the markers, adhesives, and cardmaking tools. The kit contents are cut and loaded with everything but the directions. How exciting is that? 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Copic Classes at Clare's, Session 1

I had a wonderful time meeting with Clare at Clare's Keepsakes and Scrapbooking Cove in Bethany Beach, Delaware several weeks ago. I will be teaching scrapbooking and Copic classes there in October. I'm really excited about the  Copic project because I'll be incorporating the art into scrapbook page designs. I decided that 8"x8" scrapbook pages will work well for our Copic-centered projects. I structure my classes to introduce about four new colors every month. This allows my students to gradually add to their Copic collection In this project I used YR02, R12, R14, and BG05 to color two flowers from Sparkle N Sprinkle's Blossoms Stamp Set #429. I built the pages with discontinued Close to My Heart (CTMH) papers and two CTMH Cardstock Papers -- Pacifica and Cocoa. I used my Plantin Schoolbook alphabet (1 1/4 ") to cut out "PATHS" from Recollections Cream cardstock. I took the photo the day I received my new Canon Rebel, a digital SLR. My friend, Melissa, says I should call this the "calm before the storm" because I took the shot shortly before Hurricane Irene dumped on Delaware. My first Copic class at Clare's is scheduled for Wednesday, October 12 at 1  PM.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Almost There

With the summer vacation season winding down, I can happily tell you that I'm ready for a heavy-duty scrapbooking and cardmaking season this fall and winter. But the Michaels folks are keeping me busy preparing for a full and active teaching schedule for all our students who have been asking for more. Finally! More is here! Besides offering both morning and evening Spotted Canary Classes in Dover and Rehoboth I'll be teaching two Paper Education classes, one Martha Stewart class, and one Copic Class. Since my CKC students at CKC Valley Forge enjoyed the Punch Around the Page aspect of my Convention Pages class, I decided to start with the Martha Stewart classes. Now, my CKC students only got one piece of the PATP pie -- but for $10 and the price of a kit at Michaels, we will finish four cards in our two-hour session. But best of all, there's plenty of product left to make your cards or scrapbooking pages using your fresh new tecniques. I'll be offering the PATP classes in Michaels both in Rehoboth and Dover, Delaware. My Rehoboth classes will be on Monday, September 12th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM and Wednesday, September 14th from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. In Dover, I'll be teaching the classes on Tuesday, September 13 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM and on Thursday, September 15 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. We must have a minimum enrollment of four people in the class and our enrollment deadline is 24 hours before the class begins. This is a great technique to add Pazzaz to your cards and pages for the upcoming holiday season. By the way, if you live in the Rehoboth/Dover area, I  hope we'll see you at Michaels. Be sure to stop by for our Meet the Teachers Day on Saturday, September 10 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I’m totally excited about teaching at CKC Valley Forge and CKC Charlotte this summer. I was chatting with Stacy at the Buffalo convention and she suggested that I share a bit about my class – Picture Perfect Convention Pages. It’s a technique-driven workshop that uses a pocket-filled layout with inventive ways to use 15 4”x6” pictures or more. The best part is that all you’ll need to do is add the photos when you get home. You’ll have your choice between an inchies or collage punch-around-the-age project as well as an accordion mini-book, tags, folders masking, stamping and more. All these are wrapped into two compact 12”x12” pages! I hope to see you at the convention. Diane Cook (

Monday, May 16, 2011

Resilience -- ya gotta love it

Just as Joseph was a young man who wore a coat of many colors (Genesis 37:3) that accentuated his position as favored son in the family, I tend to think of myself as a woman of many hats. In my case, my Scrappigators hat must be a black fiddler's cap trimmed in pink. Why pink? Because this is my year of pink since I have a brand new, practically perfect grandbaby girl. To celebrate, I have a pink ScrapRack Travel Bag, a pink EK Success Paper Trimmer and bone folder as well a pink ATG (Automatic Tape Glider) by 3M. My Zutter products are pink and, well, I think my position is graphically clear.

I love to scrapbook. I love it so much that I love to teach others to scrapbook too! I am an EK Success certified teacher and I teach at Michaels Arts & Crafts stores in Rehoboth and Dover, Delaware. I joined the Creating Keepsakes Convention circut as a teacher for the first time this year. So far I've taught a convention organizer class in Portland (OR) and Manchester (NH). I'll be teaching in Buffalo (NY) next month and Valley Forge (PA) in August. I have two other conventions booked after that.

So, you would think teaching would be enough, right? Not so! Scrapbooking is fluid. It's a creative mechanism for chronicaling life events that ultimately define the legacy that we leave for future generations. I'll share more about that in future posts. It's that legacy building element that accounts for the simple layout that I posted above. In this case, it's my "practice" piece, my tentative toe-in-the-water moment as I contemplated applying for the Scrapbooking From the Inside Out design team. Looking at my schedule, I decided that applying at this time would be foolish. Besides, I wanted to find out more about the program and become adept at navigating their community before takijng such a forward-steppiung move. So, I decided to order the April Resilience kit to see if it would be worth the $50 price tag. I must say that it was worth that and more.

Besides featuring top-of-the line paper from companies like American Crafts, My Mind's Eye, and more, the organizers add embellishments that reflect the latest industry trends. Leaving our personal tastes in their capable hands forces us to climb out of any ruts we might be trying to navigate and work on something new. Product selection isn't the only helping hand they offer us. The website also has a healthy dose of journal-starters, hundreds of topic-related quotes, music selections and project samples. These elements are separated by monthly topic and are designed to help the scrapbook-artist embark on a journey of self-discovery as they build pheonomal page after page after page of grassroots history and accomplishemnts.

Since I'm a girl on a schedule, I can only affort to take short bites rather than long hours of introspection to complete a layout. So, anything that can streamline the creative process sounds like a good inestment to me.That's why I'm such a big fan of Becky Fleck's Page Maps. So, I decided to build my layouts using the Inside Out Products on Becky Fleck's Project 12 approach. Total time invested: about 4 hours.

I love it when a plan comes together

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Little Dumpling Tag Card

So many projects, so little time. I wanted to take a quick minute and post my latest tutorial for Digital Delights by Louby Lou. (Click the "Digital Delights" link for the full tutorial) I used Prismacolor Pencils to lay in color for these wonderful digital stamps. And, of course, I featured our Practically Perfect Grandbaby Girl, Morgan Grace, on the tags that fit snugly in each pocket. I just love the felxibility that digital stamps offer. I have more projects on the drawing board, so check back soon to see what else is new. By the way! If you know anyone going to the Manchester, NH or Buffalo, NY CKC Conventions, have them check out my Compact Convention Organizer workshop. I'm in the 4:30 - 5:30 time slot at both conventions on both days. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Augustus the Dragon Card

I thoroughly enjoyed teaching at my first CKC Convention in Portland, Oregon last week. My next stop is Manchester, NH at the end of April. Beyond that, I did manage to get my Digital Delights by Louby Lou tutorial,  Augustus the Dragon card, posted prior to leaving. Stop by the website for complete instructions. The best part is that this tutorial forced me to use some beautiful embellishments that I might have kept just because they're pretty!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Debuting Tuesday -- Fun-Filled Fantasy Card

I normally post my tutorials here later rather than sooner, but not today! Tomorrow is Technique Tuesday at Digital Delights by Louby Lou and this little princess card and her dream blessing is my latest. Isn't she sweet? I wonder if I can find an RSS feed connection to play Jiminy Cricket singing When You Wish Upon a Star? Was that in Pinnochio? I think I've somehow gotten behind on my Disney movie lore.

Of course, she's a digital stamp which adds a lot of versatility to your stamping applications. While I'll never give up my rubber and acrylic stamps, I do find digitals freeing somehow. I can size them to fit my project and, for the most part, select projects that allow me to fully expand my Copic marker and Prismacolor Pencils blending skills. This little princess is a Copic girl. I used Stickles on her dress and cap. The bling (flowers and lace border) is part of the Michael's Recollections collection. I also managed to pick up a good deal on a Fiskar's brick punch and this offered me the perfect opportunity to use it.

Visit Digital Delighst by Louby Lou for complete instructions. In the meantime, have a great day!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Practically Perfect Grandbaby Girl

On January 28th, we welcomed the newest addition to Cook Family, Montclair. What a golden opportunity to play with Digital Delights' Little Dumplin' set. The full tutorial is on the Digital Delights blog. I especially enjoyed playlng with my SparkleNSprinkle flocking (first time I've tried) and glitter. Of course, after I did the flocking I checked out the how-to instruction on the SparkleNSprinkle website and discovered it was supposed to be opaque! But I WANTED the pink to show through on the stork. I wonder if I got the transparent effect because I watered down my glue a bit in order to be frugal? (Hey! We gotta start somewhere, don't we?). Regardless, I like the way it turned out. Even moreso, I love the way the our grandbaby girl turned out. Quite by accident, my next tutorial is almost ready . . . I can't wait to share that one with you. After all, doesn't everyone deserve a little fantasy in their lives?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Gatefold Valentine

Yeah, yeah, I know that Valentine's Day was eight days ago, but love is never out of season, now isit? I can't believe this month is almost over!

I want to be sure and share this cute hybrid card I prepared for Digital Delights by Louby Lou -- one of my favorite places to find digital stamps. Uh, and "yes" she did get this card before Valentien's day!

For my complete tutorial, just drop by the Digitial Delights website for a peek. I particularly enjoyed playing with my Copic markers and my SparkleNSprinkle glitters. I especially enjoyed Polly Pippin in Love, the little mouse we find inside the heart. The black dotted paper is from Close To My Heart's Sweetheart Collection (visit my website to see these enchanting papers) too see how easy it is to have the product sent right to your home.

So, what have we learned? The heart holiday may be over for another year, but love lasts forever!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

First Tutorial

I just finished my first tutorial project for Digital Delights by Looby Lou. I used larger versions of these two stamps (Happy House and TGime to Clean Bear) on my Organizational Rewards Board.

I really like working with digital stamps because I don't have to wait to receive them in the mail and, once downloaded, I can use them on a variety of projects simply by resizing them. While they don't replace traditional stamps, they are loads of fun and provide even more options for papercrafters like us.

For complete instructions regarding this project, hop over to after 8 P.M. EST or visit my website ( later this week and look under the "Gallery" button.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My Organizational Rewards Board

I'm participating in an Organizational Challenge with TheScrapRack which is a product I just love. Email me at for more information on how to get started with this premier organizational system. One of our first week's assignments was to design a Rewards Board for identifying rewards we would get when we finished each challenge. This one is mine. My "Time To Clean" bear and "Happy House" are from Digital Designs by Looby Lou. I used Copic markers to bring color to my digital stamps and Close to My Heart's Cranberry Red Exclusive Inks to chalk the 2-inch scalloped edges of my reward circles. I cut my pink three-inch half circles from Recollections 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock and chalked the edges with cranberry also. I added a ninth reward record the date I not only complete the challenge but that my crop room is finally organized. Then I'll do a happy dance all through the house, maybe, if I'm by myself and there's no one to see, or take a picture.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Scripture Challenge: Anchor

I was thrilled to see that Patter Cross  decided to continue her scrripture challenge this year. The revelation that an alphabet challenge perfectly coincides with a biweekly format is phenomenal. I love how the Lord keeps things simple for us when we have an ear to hear.

Our first challenge for 2011 is from the letter "A": -- Anchor. My mind immediately quantum leaped to a Ray Boltz song: The Anchor Holds. I ran into several problems while putting this page together. The first is that I couldn't find any music background paper either in my stash or in our local craft stores. In all fairness, I did find one sheet of brown distressed/vintage music backgournd paper, but I preferred white.Fortunately, my friend Tina  had two sheets of music paper and the Rainboworld paper worked perfectly. I did manage to find some music brads at Micheals which seems to have worked well. AND I got them for half price!

My second problem was the anchor, Again, I searched for an anchor, either a sticker or a stamp, at my local craft stores and couldn't find any at all. Since I discovered digital stamps last November (or maybe October), I googled "anchor" digital stamps and found what I was looking for at

I haven't totaled up the purchases I made to support this page, but I really do like the way it turned out. What the scanned image doesn't show is the depth. Using Microsoft Publisher, I typed the chorus of The Anchor Holds around the outer edge of a 6"x6" square. After I printed it out on my HP Photosmart B5500 printer (it also prints 12"x12"), I cut it down to size using my EK Success Cutterpede paper trimer. I also cut the inside edges, approximating the size. I probably should have measured it, but I was too busy creating, thinking on my feet! Then I took my gifted paper and cut out a 6" x 6" piece. I knew I didn't want the background paper to fight the anchor design, so I looked around and voila! Standing right in the middle of the craft table array was my Fiskars Scallop Tearing ruler.

"Perfect," I muttered as I decided where to tear it. But I couldn't get a reasonable grip to tear inside such a small space. PLUS I didn't have any more paper should I tear too much! But God called us to be problem solvers, so I went to my ScrapRack Travel Pack and retrieved my Cutter Bee Retractable Craft Knife which was up to the job. I already decided that I wanted to elevate the frame so I immediately glued the top frame to the music frame. THEN I decided to chalk the edges with CTMH's Chocolate Brown. Of course, chalking the outer edges was a piece of cake, but not so the inside frame which was glued to the music fram. So,  I used a masking technique and a CTMH dauber to complete the chalking effect.

I'm writing much more than I'd planned, but I thorougly enjoyed this project and its final. While this would be a good place to stop, I think it's important to note the story behind this incredible song. It didn't take much to find out that Lawrence Chewning wrote the song and that this story began in 1992. You can find the complete version of his story on his website ( But the song actually came to him after a year of extreme stress and trauma: the death of his father, burnout after pastoral ministry for 19 years, and his wife's third miscarrage.

“I was given a sabbatical from pastoring for six months," he writes. "During that time, my wife and I grieved and prayed. I also began to play the piano again for hours at a time, alone with God. During this time of sadness and uncertainty, the Holy Spirit gave me a song which I entitled 'The Anchor Holds'. As I would sing it, I began to experience God's comfort, encouragement and hope. Eventually, fresh vision came and I entered a new phase of the calling on my life." Rev. Chewning's old friend, Ray Boltz, heard about the song and asked to evaluate it for his "Allegiance" project. It was released in November 1994.

Sadly, tragedy and disappointment is an integral part of life itself. Those who are not anchored often do find themselves adrift and unable to receive the comfort and healing that's necessary to move on, to move forward. But the Lord is our refuge; He is our stronghold; He gives us strength; He walks with us in the garden and in the desert. What more can we ask? He is the anchor that holds us.
 Meljen's Designs Digi Stamp Anchor Away
 SparkleNSprinkle Opaque Fantasy Gold G1001
 Boxer Scrapbook Productions Fish Lovers Alfphabet Stickers (Item #15036)
 Recollections Music Notes Brads
 Close To My Heart Chocolate Dye-Based Ink
 Close To My Heart White Daisy Cardstock
 Close To My Heart 3-D Foam Tape
 Recollections Kraft Cardstock
 SHEET MUSIC, Rainboworld by Masterpiece Studios
 Gold Chord, elasticized from my stash
 Tempus Sans ITC Font
 Fiskar’s Scallop Tearing Ruler

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Red Hat Free Spirits

As a post-World War II baby boomer, I enjoy the occasional stamps that celebrate those of my generation. SparkleNSprinkle’s “Hat Ladies” does just that. Is it any wonder, then why I selected this stamp for my first entry for this month’s SNR challenge?

This project came together pretty quickly. Instead of ribbon or cardstock, I used foam tape to add dimension and additional glitz to this card. I especially like the Recollections rose and pink embellishment which I purchased from my local Michael's store. It provides additional depth and a sweet hint of vintage. I stamped the inside of the card with  the "It's never too late to have a happy childhood" sentiment.

Products Used:
Marvy 3-inch circle punch
Martha Stewart fine-tipped glue pen
Card base (4 ¼” x 5 ½”)

RV29 Copic Ciao Crimson
Y08 Copic Ciao Acid Yellow
RV21 Copic Sketch Light Pink
E00 Copic Ciao Skin White
R20 Copic Ciao Blush
E37 Copic Ciao Sepia

Stamp Set 247 – Hat Ladies
Black Ice Glitter G1020
Fier Engine Red Glitter G1007
Bubble Gum G1088

Z2116 Cranberry Exclusive Inks
Z2105 Black Exclusive Inks
Z1151 3-D Foam Tape

Dimensional Sticker #167196

Red Devil