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!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Hearts A Flutter

Another sneak peek of some of the Spring catalog items.  I am loving all of them and trying to get my stash built up for some of my swaps.  This will also be a card made a stamping group the end of Jan. With working full time also during the week I am trying to get ahead for my workshops.
Thanks to Nakaba Rogers for this great idea - http://notesfromnaki.blogspot.com and to the Pals Paper Arts for the sketch ideas - http://www.palspaperarts.com/. I turned the sketch on end and use our new Hearts A Flutter stamps and framlelits. Very simple and very pleased with the turnout.

Stamps: Hearts a Flutter, P.S. I Love You
Paper:  Pool Party, Primrose Petals, Real Red, Very Vanilla, More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Pool Party Baker Twine, Dimensionals, Big Shot

Thanks for the comments and taking time to peek at my creations.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Vintage Verse in Coral

This sketch is from Try Stampin' on Tuesday. I am loving their  sketches so far. Even was picked as top 3 first week I entered. the link is: http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/. Loving all of the new elements in the 2013 Sale-A-Bration and the new Spring Occasions catalog. I had to buy almost everything.

Stamp: Vintage Verses (SAB 2013)
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, DSP Tea for Two
Ink: Calypso Coral
Accessories: Labels Framelits, Small Doily Die, Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon, Dimensionals

Thanks for taking the time to look and leaving your comments are much appreciated.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas to All

Wishing you had a Merry Christmas  today. Was very quiet here.  I made homemade noodles from my grandmother's recipe, did some crocheting on a bay afghan I am making to have on hand, and some cards for the BRAK girls on SCS. Also did a couple cards for a swap group  I own. Below is the card for the Color challenge swap in that group: Cajun Olive Breeze.

Stamps: Feel Good from the Spring 2013 Catalog
Paper: Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Whisper White, Paisley Prints DSP
Ink: Cajun Craze
Accessories: Labels Framelits, Old Olive Grograin ribbon, Large Scallop Edgelit, Dimensionals, Embossing folder - Fancy Fan
      Cased from http://www.stampingtoshare.com/

Thanks for looking. Love and appreciate all of your comments.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Anyone?

I made several of these so I would have them on hand for birthdays instead of always waiting until the last minute. Also made a couple of them as Get Well cards. Used some of my new Spring catalog goodies. This was designed from a Try Stamping on Tuesday sketch here.

Stamps: Secret Garden, Something to Celebrate
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade, Secret Garden DSP
Ink: Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Secret Garden Framelit Dies, Apothecary Accents Framelit Dies, Pool Party Baker's Twine, Dazzling Details, Petals-A-Plenty Embossing Folder

Thanks for taking the time to look at this site and leave any comments as they are greatly appreciated.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Male Happy Birthday

Ran across this challenge at http://365cards.blogspot.com/ so I decided to try it out. I just received my new 2013 Sale-A-Bration Stampin' Up items and have been waiting to get started for the new year.

Stamps: Feeling Sentimental (Sneak Peek at 2013 Sale-A-Bration) set, Something to Celebrate
Paper: Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake, Summer Starfruit, DSP Stack from 2013 Sale-A-Bration
Ink: Midnight Muse

I am so ready to get back to making more cards and taking part in more challenges for the New Year.

Monday, July 2, 2012

God's Blessing - A Baby

With so many babies being born in our church and friends we know I decided to dedicate today to making some baby cards after being inspired by this layout: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2186199?&cat=22338. Thanks so much.

Top card for little boys uses Baja Breeze and Island Indigo. The little girl card uses Rich Razzleberry and Rose Red. The DSP is from the Floral District package. Added Rich Razzleberry polka dotted ribbon to the pink one. Used the dotted embossing folder and the scallop punch. Other punches used were the Word Window and the Modern Label. Also added a couple of pearls to the pink one after I scanned them.

Thanks for taking the time to look at my cards and leaving any comments or questions.

Friday, April 20, 2012

A Cup of Thanks

It has been about a month since I posted a card. Was without a scanner for about that long. I made several cards this past weekend and this turned out to be one of my favorites. Was for a thanks swap. Sorry don't remember who I cased it from on SplitCoastStampers. Love that place for ideas because I am stumped most of the time lately and wanted to use this new set I bought this winter. Hope you like it and thanks for looking.
Stamps: Tea Shoppe
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Buttons Bright Collection, Pearls, Baker;s Twine in Wisteria,
 Dimensionals, Label Punch, Embossing Folder Polka Dots

Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy St. Patty's Day

For the Irish in me and for my latest little stamping group we  made this card and four other to me posted later
Keywords: SC374 CC364 It's a Wrap Holidays
Stamps: It's a Wrap Holidays
Paper: Garden Green CS, River Rock CS, Lucky Limeade DSP
Ink: Garden Green
Accessories: SAB Lucky Limeade Ribbon, Rhinestones

I really like the little It's a Wrap Occasions and Holidays because they are so simple and easy to create something with in very little time.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Just for you

This is the first valentine card I made today. Pretty plain and simple.
Recipe: CC305 Stamps: Mixed Bunch
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Melon Mambo and Pretty in Pink, DSP Pretty in  Pink and Melon Mambo
Ink: Melon Mambo
Accessories: Blossoms punch, circle punch and rhinestones.
Made another card below after receiving my Stampin' Up Magazine today and reading the "Step It Up" article enclosed. Like the 2nd card much better and decided to enter it in the MOJO228 blog.

Used the same papers but embossed the Pretty in Pink layered on the Cherry Cobbler base.Tilted on an angel the Melon  Mambo DSP. Used only one circle and highlighted all of the pieces with different sized rhinestone and drops of Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Delights. Used some dimensional on the large flower and ran some Certainly Celery lines over the leaf also cut with the blossoms punch. I added Cherry Cobbler Dazzling delights also to the large flower on the v-shapes of each petal and in the center of my small circle.
Let me know what you think of the "stepped up" version.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Happiest Birthday

This is one of the 8 cards I made just before my surgery and finally got mailed today to my SCS BRAK gals.
Recipe: Stamps = Mixed Punch, Apothecary Art
Papers = Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Baja Breeze, Everyday DSP
Ink = Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade
Accessories = MS Double Scallop Border Punch, SU 6 petal floral punch, Dimensionals, 
Crystal Stickles, SU 1" circle punch

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Surgery went well

My surgery to remove a brain tumor went well. I have a little weakness on the right side, some problems typing and hitting the right letters. also my right leg drags and i have trouble tripping. Only am up for an hour or so then back to bed and sleep. Not up to getting out of the house yet or making cards. sorry if not making sense. my hubby says i talk gibberish.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Single Tulip

The SCS color challenge this week was called Basically Limeade Parade using the following:
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Poppy Parade, Basic Black, Whisper White. I used two embossing folders that were requested for the desert on the card. The white square was daubed with basic black and smeared over the swirls for some depth. I then used the Build a Flower Punch and the Bird Punch to make my tulips using the scraps I trimmed from the green background for the greenery. Added some white pearls and the Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon. Did not add a sentiment yet because I am not sure what I will use the card for yet.

Friday, January 20, 2012

My Christmas Gift!!

To 4 of my scrapbookking friends was a card making day.  Every year 5 of us exchange birthday/Christmas gifts in De4c and was at a loss as to what to give this year so I made little gift card holders (which I did not scan and keep one) with a certificate in them for a 10 cards/project day at my house.  We met this past Monday on MLK as I had a day off school. We made the following projects: I will detail any card anyone want me to but they were mostly all cased from card makers at Splitcoatstampers.com, my favorite scrap booking outlet.
This card is my January Christmas cards all Year entry so still have 8 more to make.

Had a little bit of a problem getting this die to cut all the way through the paper. Used scissors to cut lots of the spots out. Any ideas??

Quick and simple but very elegants

One gal does not like pink so loved this in the Calypso Coral color

The sketch and color challenge for the week of Jan 9th

Love this vintage set and the colors used here.

My version of the Framelits cut out before I had the die to use.

Love this triple punch and the punch flowers. Was a favorite of all
A little treat for my sweetheart that had to put up with all 5 of us

Another favorite of all the gals.  I think this one will get cased again for some birthdays.

I tried to do a variety of stamps, cards and techniques in order to keep it interesting. Most of these cards used stamp sets, etc from the newest Occasions Mini Catalog and a few from the Sale-A-Bration flyer.  They were all really pleased with the cards. I even have one gal that does not like to stamp a lot but she enjoyed herself doing this.  Said she would come again but she really does not like to order stamp.  She scrapbooks all the time with us and loves cards I make for her.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Lucky Island Basics Get Well

Did not get to play last night with the color challenge so waited til tonight and used both the sketch and the color challenges from Splitcoast Stamper. Was very happy with how my card turned out. What do you think?
Make for SCS366 and CC356 Lucky Island Basics
Keywords: SCS366 CC356,
Stamps: Four Frames
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Basic Black, DSP In Color 11-13
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Everyday Enchantment and In Color Brads, Triple Flower Punch, Label Punch
Techniques: Computer words

Monday, January 2, 2012

Vintage Top Note

Decided I needed a shape card for my personal swap group and thought Top Note is so easy to do.  Wanted to use one of the new stamps sets so this is what I came up with. Was very easy to do. Love bows and bling.

Keywords: CC351 Top Note Very Vintage
Stamps: Very Vintage
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black
Accessories: Crumb Cake Ribbon Seam Binding, Everyday Brad, Rhinestones, Cutting System from CM