Welcome to my little corner of the vast God planned domain. I plan to share mostly my card projects here, you might even possible see some scrapping, quilt projects, and photography. Who knows I may even try other craft projects. Might even share a selection of little recipe cards I have collected over the past few years - scrapped, of course. There may even be some little things of greatness of my daily life. Every now and then, I might even vent!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sketch Friday Frenzie - SFF123011

This is the Sketch we were given on http://sketchfrenzyfriday.blogspot.com/ to play with.  I have been wanting to use this new stamp set and had a color challenge elsewhere to complete; therefore this is what I came up with.

The Colors to use for the Color Challenge were Going Gray, Whisper White and Tempting Turquoise which is a past color combination from SCS. I did not have going gray so used Basic Gray.
Stamps:Apothecary Art from Stampin' Up
Paper:  Basic Gray, Whisper White and Tempting Turquoise, DSP Twitterpated
Accessories: Colored Pencil, Rhinestones, Basic Gray Satin Ribbon SU, Dimensional

Friday, December 30, 2011

One Sheet Wonder - Happy Birthday

I love doing one sheet wonder cards where you get many cards from an 8X8 sheet of designer paper. Kathy at http://www.joyfullymadedesigns.blogspot.com/2011_11_01_archive.html did nine cards but I took the waste pieces and cut them to make a 10th card for the set. My mother told me at Christmastime she was sort of sad she did not get cards because she was almost out of Birthday ones.  I am sending her this set as a thank you for keeping us over the holidays. Kathy thanks for sharing you did an awesome job on your Christmas set of cards. Love them!










Follow Kathy's template and notes to complete the cards.  I added extra layers here and there as she did to give them a little more dimension.  My Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up was Everyday Twitterpated  as my inspiration and used the following:

Stamps: Perfect Punches, Water Color Trio, Happiest Birthday Wishes, Creat a cupcake, Elements of Style
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride, Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz
Punches: Scalloped Oval, 1 3/4 Scalloped Circle, Modern Label, Word Window, Extra Large Oval, 1 3/8 Circle, Smaller Oval
Accessories: Twitterpatted Buttons, Rhinestones from ??, SU Satin Ribbon-Basic Gray, Small & Large Pearls,  SU white taffeta ribbon, Old Olive Satin SU ribbon, Riding Hood Red corduroy button brad,  Marina Mist ribbon SE, Bigshot, Embossing Templates-Square Lattice and Perfect Polka Dots, Simply Scored Scoring Tools 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Mr. Snowman

Made this card because we had some snow yesterday but it is all gone today.  Hate that when it rains. I want a little snow for the rest of the holidays, not necessarily after I go back to work tho on Jan 3.

Paper: SU - Whisper White, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, and DSP Marina Mist
Stamp: Clear Stamps
Accessories - Crystal, Red, Green and Navy Rhinestones

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

On Sunday the 18th I was excited to finally do some fun cards. I decided to look into the Featured Stamper  (FS25) and found this card http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1688032?&cat=500&ppuser=219970 and loved the simplicity of it so wanted to do up a few for the SCS BRAK groupies.  After completing them finally today I was looking at the Color Challenge at SCS because I needed a couple more cards and one for my daughter coming up soon.

Thence, this card.  Was so simple yet I think very elegant.  Loved the blues for the CC355. I also set my new year's resolution already - to be ahead on my two for two swap group I am the owner of. I need to be ahead this month since I will be having a brain tumor removed the end of January and not sure how things will go from there.  All prayers are appreciated.

Top card                                   Bottom Card
Calypso Coral         Ink used      Night of Navy 
                                  Whisper White        Paper       Night of Navy, White & Bashful Blue
       Mixed Bunch           Stamps         Sincere Salutations

Thanks for taking the time to look at and appreciate my cards. I so enjoy making them for all to see.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Cards All Year

I made this card for several reason. It is my December card for the Christmas Cards All Year: http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.com/. I made 10 of these to be sure I had enough cards for Christmas.  It was also a color challenge for Creating with Connie and Mary at: http://www.createwithconnieandmary.com/. I loved the colors together after I made the card, was not so sure at first. 

Stamp: Christmas Punch, The Snowflake Spot
Ink: Basic Gray
Paper: Basic Gray, Poppy Parade, Old Olive and Very Vanilla
Accessories: Punches, Basic Gray Satin Ribbon, Rhinestones

Monday, December 12, 2011

SCS Featured Stamper - 12-11-11

Peggy's card http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...p;ppuser=19462

My card - love the color combo - Vanilla Chocolate Olives. I changed by making my own background and made the sentiment tag a little different.
Date: Sunday, December 11, 2011 GMT
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Additional Info
Keywords: FS253 Delicate Doilies Afterthoughts
Stamps: Delicate Doilies, Afterthoughts
Paper: Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Pearls- oops forgot them before the scan

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Gift Bags for Many

This idea was borrowed from http://dostamping.typepad.com/dostamping_with_dawn/2011/10/stampinup-its-a-wrap-hershey-nuggets-gift-wrap-video.html after I was thinking about how to do these. Sorry my picture is a little blurry - the one in the above link is much better.These were the little gift packets I made for my AWANA children grades K-2.  Each little bag has 4 wrapped Hershey Nuggets. I used lots of scraps to complete these little packages. Made about 45 of them.  Came up with the idea on my way home one night before a craft Women 2 Women gathering (little an old fashioned quilting bee) at our church. Already had the little layer accents but was not sure what I wanted to do with them. This was the perfect little touch for each little bag.There, 1 other mother and I helped 8 little girls ages 6-10 each make one where a few of the girl punched holes in the top and made them like Christmas ornaments for their family tree or to give to a parent.

Stamp - It's A Warp Holiday
Paper - Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and 
scraps of the Christmas DSP after making several cards.
Ink - Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories - Plastic little bags by Wilton and K&Company layered accents

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Just a Sampling of 2011 Christmas Cards

All three of these cards were made using new stamp sets from Stampin' Up along withe new DSP. The sketches are all taken from SCS sketches.  I at this time am not remembering the specifics of each card.The top card is done with the Pines & Poinsettia stamp in Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi and Very Vanilla.

This second card is using theComfort and Joy stamp set using Real Red, Chocolate Chip & Old Olive. I love this stamp done in the dark rich shade.

My 3rd card uses the Northern Hearts stamp set and punched with a label backed with another set of labels.  Love the Merry Christmas from the Penned stamp set.

Thanks for looking and hope you all enjoy my cards.  Thanks ahead for any and all comments, they are greatly appreciated.