ECD Designers’ Challenge

This month’s Designers’ Challenge from Elizabeth Craft Designs is to mix up the tags.

ECD makes dies for three medium, three small and two large tags — each with lots of corners and extras to make amazing tags. When you start mixing them up, there are thousands of options. And, I must admit, it is fun mixing them up and trying new things!

Here’s my project …


I created it for my cousin Liz who was just sworn in as a correctional officer in Kentucky. I thought this would be a cute way to show her how proud I am of her.

The base tags are from Tags & More 8 — Lattice. The chevron border is also from that set.

019The small tags in the pocket combine Tags & More 5 — Sunburst with Tags & More 6 — Daisy.

020The scallop border and large photo corners are from Tags & More 7 — Vine.

016The flowers are from Tags & More 3 — Leaves and Tags & More 6 — Daisy.

017The little photo corners are from Tags & More 5 — Sunburst.

I also used Alphabet 1 — Caps and Hardware 1 — Hinges.

DC_FEBRUARY_Candy_SpiegelI hope she likes it. And I hope she forgives me for stealing her photos from Facebook and posting them here!


Love My Tapes

I am so excited to be a part of the new Love My Tapes Design Team.

Today, I am introducing myself on the Love My Tapes blog and sharing a few of my creations using washi tape …


Here’s a page I made of my baby turkey … they have got to be the cutest of all poultry babies!

I used washi tape directly on the page toward the bottom. I placed it on cardstock for a custom embellishment at the top of the page and used it to create the title …

Click here to see two more projects I did …

Scrapbooking again

I haven’t been scrapbooking, as in creating pages for an album, in some time. It seems there is always another project that needs to be completed first.

But, I did find two layouts I did recently that I neglected to share …

This one is of our 10 year wedding anniversary. We cooked a nice dinner at home, complete with candlelight and wine.049I recorded this memory on Mosaic Moments grid paper … it is just so easy! I love working on grid paper.


This one is done on traditional scrapbook paper (vintage Webster’s Pages). It showcases the parsnip we found with a perfect heart inside.


What have you been working on lately?


Cheering Up the Kids

A friend of mine recently asked for a favor. One of her friends, a mother of two pre-teen children, lost her husband. For those two children, losing their father has to be one of the hardest things to ever endure. While obviously nothing can be done to bring their father back, my friend thought receiving cards from people around the country might help keep their spirits up. And, she asked me to send a card.

I thought about what to make for a while. I wanted it to be totally fun and light. So I created this …


I used the Katie Label Accordion Die and Whiskers the Cat dies by Elizabeth Craft Designs.

The sentiment is a new stamp from Gina Marie Stamps.

And I used some of the extra Peel-Offs from the Puppies Peel-Offs to accent the card.

I hope they like it …

Challenge Met

A few weeks ago, my cousin Rebecca Sandy, challenged me and my cousin Robin Craddock to create two cards using a trendy product that none of us had used before — sequins. She even sent me quite a collection of sequins to play with.

My first thought was to create a shaker box.


Shaker boxes are fun and easy to create and they can be filled with all sorts of things — beads, tiny die cuts, glitter and sequins.


First, I created a card with a Peel-Off from Elizabeth Craft Designs and paper from American Crafts. Then I added two layers of dimensional foam around the place where I wanted the box.


I filled it with sequins and added acetate to the top. Then I covered that with strips of paper and more sequins (I got a bit carried away).



The second one was not as easy. Fortunately, my friend Angie was sitting beside me and she helped me come up with this design …


Super simple, but festive and fun. I think it would be even more fun if you included some loose sequins inside when you send it.

So there you are Rebecca! I met your challenge and now I challenge you and Robin to make a new type of card … a stand-up card using one of the stand-up helpers from Elizabeth Craft Design. Do you accept?