Showing posts from September, 2019

One Nation

The 9-11-2001 attack on our country was devastating. The way the citizens came together was amazing! The values and hearts of the American people are huge! We believe in helping each other (and the world) get through the “tough times” and the attack was one more “tough time”!
Below is my tribute to those who came together…one more time!

•Any of the Arnold Grummer® paper making kits & paper press •Blender, strainer, cello sponges and soft towels •A sunny window •Scraps of white paper (think junk mail, etc.)  •Statue of Liberty mold (the back of a Stamp-A-Mania stamp) •Scrap of heavy weight handmade paper to die cut •Scrap of heavy weight dark blue handmade paper to die cut the large oval •Red with silver stars handmade paper ( purchased and gifted from a friend) •Red cardstock and envelope
•Dies: SpellbindersTM ovals 2 sizes    CheeryLynnTM # B612 •Stamp: Impression Obsession™ “F14644 “One flag…” •Crafters’ Edge Crossover II™ die cutting and embossing machine •Westcott™ pap…

Never Foget

As the month of September nears, I reflect back on 9-11-2001 and want to make a special card to send out to friends and family. It seems like yesterday when my Mom called me and said “turn on the TV”. What a shock to see one of the Twin Towers burning as the second tower was hit! I will never forget what transpired.


•Any of the Arnold Grummer® paper making kits & paper press
•Blender, cello sponges & soft towels
•A sunny window
•Scraps of white paper (think junk mail, etc.)
•Scrap of aluminum can (soda can) to die cut
•Scraps of chip board (I used cereal box)
•Black cardstock for card bases
•Envelopes to fit cards
•Embossing folder: random organic design
•Die: “never forget” unknown
•Stamp: “In memory” unknown
Crafter’s Edge Crossover II die cutting & embossing machine
•Westcott™ paper trimmer
Beacon FabTacTM adhesive
ColorBox™ Archival  Ink pad Wicked Black, Dyestress Ink pads #23109 Graphite and
        #23111 Palomino, #23102 Salmon
•Waterproof wo…

Bless Your Heart Card

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here sharing a new winged card using handmade papers.

Using some premade papers, I selected 3 different colors - pink, purple, and red.

The wings are so delicate and I die cut them from a purple paper.

The hearts were die cut from pink paper.

Using VersaFine Clair Inks and an art dauber, I added color to the images.

A purple panel was also die cut and lightly inked.  It was placed atop white cardstock, then again on lavender and white panels before being added to a purple card.

The pink center panel was also die cut then added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.  The wings and heart were added on top.

The phrase was stamped and die cut from red paper, then added slightly under the right wing.

Thanks for stopping by.