Sunday, February 27, 2011


As we grow older, its a fact that the friendships you make and keep become more and more important. Some people come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. As I grow older I truly  appreciate the friendships I have kept throughout the years as well as the new friendships I have made.Today's card is a reflection of my appreciation for the friendships I have maintained and have made throughout the course of my life. This card uses the new Stampin Up stamp set from the Sale-a-brations catalouge. In order to receive this adorable stamp set, one must purchase a minimum of $50 of Stampin Up products to get this set as a free gift. Stampin' Up's Sale-a-brations time is the perfect excuse for anyone to get as much product as they can with the perks of free gifts.
Hope you enjoyed todays card design. Visit with me tomorrow to see more creations using the Stampin Up's Sale-a-Brations stamp sets.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Birthday Bash

Make a wish and blow out the candles. Today's greeting card is a Birthday design using Imagenisce Birthday Bash designer paper and rub ons.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Get Well Soon

Hey Stampers,

Today I am sharing with you my BRIGHT and Cheerful Get Well card, featuring more Hero Arts stamps. The background stamp I am using today is a new stamp from Hero Arts called Woodgrain.

I really like the image on this stamp, because it gives the appearance of a real wood but only slightly distressed. I lightly stamped this image in the Tim Holtz Antique Linen distress inks, then stamped and colored the flowers with my prisma colored pencils. I topped this card with a Get Well Soon sentiment from Inkspirations for a complete polished look.

Hope you enjoyed today's creation. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Hey There Crafters!

Today's card is an elegant Black and White color combination featuring the darling Chandelier stamp by Hero Arts. This card design is so versatile that it can be given to a recipient as a birthday greeting, wedding card, or even as a Girl's Night Out invitation.

To make the card, I simply stamped the Chandelier image onto a piece of SU Whisper White cardstock in SU Black craft ink, then attached adhesive jewels in various places to emphasize the hanging crystals of a real chandelier. The jewels not only add a cool dimension to the image, but they also make the card pop.

For the background design, I used a technique called "letter-press" technique. By inking up my Spellbinders Impressabilities impression plate and dry embossing the inked design onto a piece of white cardstock, I was able to create my very own patterned designer paper. The effect of this background technique in my opinion is what gives this card so much character. To finish, I topped the card off with some white satin ribbon and a bow.

Hope you enjoyed today's creation. Visit me tomorrow for another card design using Hero Arts stamps.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

For Baby

Hi Crafters!

Today's card design is showcasing the baby shower card and gift I will be giving to a good friend of mine who is expecting her first baby. Since it's a girl, I decided to create the card using my favorite color combination of pastel pink and chocolate brown. The card was created using my Cricut Expression machine and Cricut Cartridge Create A Critter. There are so many adorable images on this cartridge that your card and scrapbooking ideas are virtuously endless.

Friday, February 11, 2011


Hello and Welcome to the Crafting Elegance blog. My creative outlet where I will share my love for paper crafts and handmade gifts. Since 2004, rubber stamping and paper crafting has become my passion. I discovered rubber stamping and card making while walking the aisles of a local scrapbook store.
Upon first glance at the beautiful handmade creations, I immediately signed up for a beginner’s card making class to learn more. Much of my crafting ability has been self taught. I read dozens of craft magazines, and search the internet for tips, tricks, and techniques to stretch my crafting skills. I love experimenting with different products, mediums and techniques to create greeting cards, scrapbook pages, and invitations.
Learning this craft has truly been a pleasure. My hope is that by sharing my creations on this blog I will inspire and encourage others to explore their own creative abilities, just as I have done.
Besides stamping and card making I also enjoy designing gift baskets and silk floral arrangements. Throughout this blog, I will periodically share with you some of my gift basket designs and other handmade creations.
Visit often to see my latest creations as I take you on my journey through the wonderful world of handmade crafts.
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