2017 Scrapbook Expo Duluth Georgia Card Swap

Getting a few cards made for this year Scrapbook Expo Card Swap on Saturday here in Duluth Georgia. Be sure to check out my previous two post for additional cards.

I am enjoying this Darcie’s Fairy Tales stamp set. I am keeping the coloring simple and using a simple color pallet. 

 The background is Sizzix Paisley embossing folder. This card swap theme is embossing folders or bling. I plan to add a little bling once I get them all done. 

The heart shape was cut from Stampin Up! Heart dies using my scrapsof gold paper. 

Happy stamping to all!
Donna Lee


Scrapbook Expo 2017 Saturday Card Swap Ideas

Back for another card for the Duluth, Georgia Saturday Scrapbook Expo Card Swap. Keeping it simple and will add some bling later once I have them all done.

This is a Darcie’s Fairy Tales stamp set. The stamped images were fussy cut. Really need that ScanNCut! 

A Sizzx Paisley embossing folder, a label cut form gold scraps, and the perfect sentiment from MayMay Made It Just Wanted You To Know stamp set.

Stamping is much more satisfying using the Misti. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves to stamp.

Happy stamping!

Donna Lee

Scrapbook Expo Card Swap 2017 Duluth GA

This years (2017) Saturday card swap theme is using embossing folders or bling. I had some time in my stampin studio this weekend with the older grands and was able to make three cards for the swap. I decided I need to keep it simple and if I have time I can always add more bling at the last minute.

I have Darcie’s Fairy Tales stamp set that hadn’t been inked from last years Expo shopping so I gave it some ink love using Memento Black ink and my Misti. 

Simple coloring with markers, gel pens, and Wink of Stella clear pen. A paisley Sizzix embossing folder ran through my Cuttlebug on Neenah White 110# card stock once. The sentiment is from a MayMay Made It stamp club set. I think it’s called Wanted You To Know but that may not be correct.

Using scraps of gold card stock I cut a label to mount this adorable Unicorn on. I had to fussy cut this stamped image, but maybe a ScanNCut will be in my future soon. 

Happy stamping to all! I

I’ll be back with another card soon!

Donna Lee

Christmas Gift Tag Swap 2013 – Video

Hello Crafty Friends,

Happy Saturday! I hope you are up for some Christmas Holiday Gift Tag or Card inspiration, because I have a video to share with you all of 15 tags I received in a Swap.

Several of the designers from She’s A Sassy Lady and The Bug Bytes participated in the 2013 Christmas Tag Swap this year and we were not disappointed! Just go grab a cup of coffee or some hot herbal tea and sit down in your comfy chair and watch this video of the 15 tags I received from some wonderful crafters!

Click HERE to see the video!

I’ll be back on Monday to share my Christmas tag in a video tutorial that was part of this swap! Enjoy and be inspired to create after you see what these fellow paper crafters came up with!


Donna Lee

November 2013 Specials

Stamp Of The Month November



Christmas Cardinal Card Featuring To You And Yours Stamp – Close To My Heart

Hello Crafty Friends,

It’s been a whirlwind week around here, but I did manage to get a few Christmas cards done and two videos feature two different color techniques.

The first video is using markers to color my stamped image. I stamped the image using my large Fiskars stamp press and Momento Tuxedo Black ink.

I used the Art Philosophy Cricut Bundle to cut my two layers of circles to go on top of the scalloped Nestabilities die that was cut from white glitter paper from DCWV.


When these paper stacks go on sale, you need to snatch them up! They are perfect for Nestabilites and your Cricut.

Each of the holly berry leaves is stamped and colored with the markers and then fussy cut 3 times for each card. It’s worth it but time consuming. A good thing to do while watching tv. I used two on the outside of the card and saved one for the inside.

The 2nd card was made using watercolor crayons in my stash. You can watch the video HERE.

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a very blessed and crafty week!

Donna Lee

November 2013 Specials

Stamp Of The Month November



Here are a few pictures of three of these cards.





All Occasion Card ~ Using Flirty Scraps


A while ago I was Scrapbooking using the Flirty Scrapbooking Kit from Close To My Heart and had some scraps left over and made this quick card. I challenged myself to use only what was left on my scrap island. The more scraps I used, the less I had to clean up!


I created the piece for the inside of my card using a few pieces of scraps trimmed to be the size I needed for the inside of my card.


I used a border punch on one piece and a scrap of bling ribbon from Michael’s for some extra texture. I had this very small piece of floral paper and fussy cut the flower from it.

I added some extra bling that was on my Scrapin island and stamped the sentiment in black stazon and a floral pattern using Versa Mark ink.

The stamps are Close To My Heart and came with the Flirty Scrapbooking Kit. A great stamp set for making cards and scrapbook layouts for many occasions.


The outside of my card was so easy! I pulled scraps and some chipboard elements that came with the kit. I used the 2nd half of my doily from a scrapbook layout and some chalk ink that was on my Scrspin island. The flower and border punch is Stampin Up! I used the same border punch to mimicking what is on the inside.


Scrapin With My Scraps – Two Layouts & A Card

Today I was inspired to create a two page scrapbook layout and a card using the scrap paper that are out on my desk. My desk is absolute mess because it was covered up with scraps and tools from previous projects.

20130511-202051.jpg I decided to use scraps from a pack of Basic Grey Gypsy.

I did not have enough paper to make 12×12 layouts so I went 8.5X11 as I had some white card stock on my desk. I’ve had these two pictures of my grand daughter on my desk for a long time and decided to scrap about her bout with RSV.


These flowers were made a few months ago using some Nestabilities dies and Heartfelt Creations stamp set. They are labor intensive, but I like how they turned out and definitely wanted to use them. I used a few border punches and scraps from the Gypsy paper pack.


I used Creating Keepsakes software to print my journaling after I laid out all of my elements on the page. I love being able to journal like this as it allows me to tell more of the story than I am able to when I use my own handwriting.

I don’t always buy these paper packs, but I really liked this one so I bought the entire pack & I have every intention of using it all. While my desk was cluttered with all this stuff I used a card base that I had made a few weeks ago and never completed along with a few more scraps from the Gypsy paper pack to make a cute card. I did get my box of ribbon scraps and a few stamps from my closet to use on this card.




I love dressing up the inside of the card and I literally was able to do this with a cute stamp in my stash stamped with Stazon Ink (black) on a small piece of Gypsy printed card stock and then fussy cut it and adhered to the inside card base.