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!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Busy little Bee

I was quite busy this 3 day weekend making 2 large card sets for Christmas gifts. Three generations of us do quilting and I saw a quilt card and was hooked. Therefore I made 2 of each of the following cards for my  mom and some other gift.  As some say I am bitten by the bug. The scanner has an issue so I could not add the other two. I got most of the patterns and tutorials from pinterest, some from Stampin Up and some on other spots. Thanks to all who have posted before me with these patterns and designs. The tutorials are all great to get started. Counting all of the cards for these sets and a few extra I made 26 cards this weekend.
Ohio Star
Paper: Bermuda  Bay, Whisper White, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay DSP, Night and Day DSP
Ink: Bermuda Bay - Stamp Messages for Mom
Accessories: Build a Brad, Embossing Folder and Punches

Grandma's Rose Garden
Thanks Jenna Barber for the great tutorial. Love what she used so cased somewhat.
Paper: Springtime Vintage DSP, Always Artichoke, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Rose Red
Ink: Rose Red - Stamp: A Round Array
Accessories: Pink Satin Ribbon, Punches

Old Mill Wheel Another great tutorial
Paper: Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz, Spice Cake DSP
Ink: Old Olive - Stamps: Postage Collection
Accessories: Large punch, dimensionals, Embossing Fold

Card Trick (made 4 of these in 2 colors)
Papaer: Soft Suede, Pool Party, Spice Cake DSP, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede - Stamps 
Accessories - Candy Dots, Dimensionals, Punches, Piercing mat and tool

Flying Geese (thanks Wendy Cranford)
Paper: Autumn Meadows DSP, Well Worn DSP scraps, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip - Stamps: Bring on the Cake
Accessories: Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Ink Daubers to apply more chocolate chip

Herringbone (thanks to Beate Johns)
Paper: Summer Smoochies DSP, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Ink:: Basic Black - Stamps
Accessories: Punches, Polka Dot Embossing Folder

Name unknown ( sorry about the crooked words)
Paper: Raspberry Tart (retired), Red Rose, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Ink: Red Rose - Stamps Morning Madness
Accessories: Dimensionals, Embossing Folder

Tulip (thanks Wendy Cranford)
Paper: Old Olive, Whisper White, Perfect Plum DSP
Ink: Perfect Plumb - Stamps : Itty Bitty Banners
Accessories: Pear Pizzazz Gross Grain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Scallop Punch, Square Latice Embossing Folder

Tried to use lots of scraps that I had from other cards and projects. Was quite fun to get rid of a few.

Thanks for taking the time to look. I really appreciate any comments and/or questions you may have.  I may try to update some of the info as I remember where I found it and what items were used. 

Friday, August 30, 2013

A 3 day weekend

coming up after today so I will be making cards and posting more to my blog. See you then. I have missed my scrap room the last week or so. Thought we were going to be gone but decided to stay home and work.

See you later.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Another Christmas Card

This afternoon I wanted to do something with another stamp set Festive Flurry, the dies cuts and the Winter Frost paper. I found this card by Renee O and then the tutorial by Dawn O and fell in love with it.  Thanks gals for the directions and inspiration. I did add another layer to my card, did not use the stamps and changed a couple other things. That makes 2 cards today and no stamping. Oh my gotta use the stamps!!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: None, therefore no ink
Paper: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Indigo Island, Smoky Slate, Winter Frost Specialty DSP
Accessories: Festive Flurry Framelit Diecuts,  Pool Party Ruffled Edge Ribbon - retired, In Color Brads - retired, Silver Glitter Paper, retired Snowflake punch, glue dots

Please leave a comment, ask a question, the are greatly appreciated> I do what I love as I love what I do.

Witches Brew Halloween

I had purchased this paper to make some Halloween cards and was at the point for my swaps so I used the SFF081613 by Deb Currier for my inspiration.  I wanted more texture and depth so I added a few more layers to the card and the pieces. I am not really a Halloween person but liked this paper since it is not so gorish as some can be. Thanks SU.  I also added dimensional behind a piece of the word paper for more depth. Thanks for the very quick and simple sketch SFF gals. Was a fun card to do and no mess.

Supplies Used: 
No stamp sets
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla, Witches Brew DSP
Accessories: Dimensionals

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Merry Christmas Tag It

A second card I made today was also for my Christmas class later this fall. This card I made for the PPA168. I am getting lots done today besides going to order new glasses and grocery shopping.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Tag It (Ronald McDonald House) charity stamp - Ask me
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, DSP from the Festive Prints Pack, 
Scraps from other reds in a DSP (unknown)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Green Brads from the old Brights, Chalk Talk Framelit Dies, Dimensionals, 
3/4" Circcle Punch, 7/8" Scallop Punch,

Feel free to leave comments, they are always appreciated.  Also ask any questions if you are not sure what I did.  I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.  I do what love and love what I do.

Merry Christmas Collectibles

Another Christmas card to add to the class selections and possibly for my 100 cards I still have to make for Christmas this year. This has to be one of my favorites I have made so far this year. Thanks to FMS99 for the color challenge and CCMC264 for the sketch. These are a couple of my favorite sites to play on each week. But as I have said all week this is my really big day to play as I am headed back to work in the school district tomorrow for orientation and then on Monday every day for the next 211+ working days. Thanks Narelle for your inspiration, I knew today was going to be Christmas cards no matter what the challenges.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Christmas Collectibles, Merry Crittermas
Paper: Blushing Bride, Pistachio Pudding, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, In Color 2013-15 DSP
Ink: Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate
Accessories: Silver 1/8" Ribbon, Christmas Ornament Punch, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals

Thanks for taking a look. I have one questions - Do you think I should put bows on all 3 ornaments? Please leave a comment or questions are also appreciated.  Again thanks for your time I love to share!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Thank You Floral

Made the card this morning  but had to wait for the dazzles to dry. Also I went and scrap booked today with a few girlfriends. We had a great time and I completed 8 pages.  So excited but sad at the same time because I am headed back to work full time Friday and will not get to play here or there very often.

This is my card sample for SC439. Love the sketch, was quite easy to put together. Yesterday I found the color challenge at Color Q blog and had to use it. The colors are great together but had to go searching for some of the old paper and ink for the Ruby Red. Adding to my Thank You card stash for future use.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Mixed Bunch, Morning Meadow
Paper: Basic Gray, So Saffron, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight  from Quatrafancy DSP, and 
Ruby Red from an old package of Ginger Blossoms DSP
Ink: Ruby Red, Basic Gray
Accessories: Crystals Dazzles, Basic Gray Satin Ribbon, Mixed Bunch Punch, Pretty Petals EF

I appreciate all comments, questions, etc. Do not be afraid to let me know what you think of my card. 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Cutest Baby Ever

These 3 cards are my class cards for the Label Love and Artisan Punch duo.  I know two people expecting boys so I used a masculine theme and the HSS #166 color challenge. I think we can finish these 3 cards and 6 others in a couple of hours. Hope they like them all. I had fun cutting the kits. Also going to use Mosaic Madness and Six-Sided Sampler stamps sets and Mosaic and Hexagon punches for the other 6 cards.

Supplies used were:
Stamps: Label Love
Paper: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz from the Nursery Nest DSP and 
Early Espresso from the Letters to Santa DSP.
Ink: Crushed Curry
Accessories: Crushed Curry Polka Dot Ribbon and Dimensionals, 
1" Circle punch, 7/8" Scallop Punch, Artisan Punch

Very quick simple and yet does the trick. Please let me know if you like my cards or have any questions.
My card inspiration cam from two different sites today: Splitcoststampers  for the color challenge of Old Melon Daffodils and then the  SUO #77. I am very pleased with this easy card to do in a card class featuring our new Label Love stamp set and the Gingham Garden DSP collection.  I think the girls will like the color combo and brightness of this card also.  Thanks for posting these challenges.  My last week to play hard.

Stamps: Label Love, Papillon Potpourri
Paper: Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Gingham Garden DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Accesssories: Artisan Label Punch, Butterfly Punch, Tiny pearls, Dimensionals

Thank you for taking the time to peek, leave a comment or ask a question. I will try to get back to you as soon as I can. Love what I do and do what I love until the 16th when I am back to work full time.

Monday, August 12, 2013

MOJO Monday 306

My card for MOJO306 on Monday. I really do not have much MOJO today as I did not sleep at all last night but here is my card using some of the new Stampin' Up products that I am really liking. Sorry about the shadows. I have been having trouble with my scanner so it is as it is.

Stamp: Label Love
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Modern Medley
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Crochet Trim Chantilly 1/2 Lace, Framelits, Embossing Folders

Thanks for looking and taking time to leave a comment or ask questions. They are always appreciated even if I do not get back to you. Again thanks.

Christmas Pinwheel

My first Christmas card toward goal of 100.  After making the quilt card in an earlier post I found the pinwheel and tried it.  I think this will be the sample for my Christmas cards this year. Not sure yet. A lot of little pieces for 100 cards.

Stamp: Christmas Lodge
Paper: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Season of Style DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: White brad, 1/2" circle punch, Big Shot, Square Latice EF, Polka Dot EF, Corner Rounder
Technique: Faux Quilted Pinwheel

Thanks for looking, leaving a comment or ask a question. I think I may included this card in one of my stamp camps as a lot of the girls like to do quilting also.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Quilted Card for TPP #158

Since I also love to quilt but just have not had the time or access to my sewing machine for a few years I decided to make a quilted card I cased from SCS Photo GalleryI have always liked the looks of quilted cards so after seeing this one and the color challenge at TPP #158 I just knew I had to make this card. I am quite happy with how it turned out and will use it in the future for a quilted look card on my swap group. TPP #158 was a color challenge and I always love to participate in those as I have a color block lots of times. Thanks gals for the inspiration. The tough part on this card was getting the bow to have the ruffles lay the right direction not stretching.

Stamp: Pennant Parade
Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pear Pizzazz, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Birthday Basics DSP (Crisp Cantaloupe), Gingham Garden DSP (Pear Pizzazz) & Quatrafancy DSP (Strawberry Slush)
Ink: Strawberry Slush
Accessories. Crisp Cantaloupe Stretch Ruffle Trim, Glue dots, Tulip Frame EF, Square Latice EF

Thanks so much for taking the time to look, leave a message or ask a question. Feedback is always appreciated. 

FS340 Morning Meadow BD

The featured Stamper today was This weeks Featured Stamper is Ashjoy! Joyce aka Ashjoy has a wonderful gallery HERE with creations from cards, scrapbook pages to 3d creations. A little something for everyone. Congrats and enjoy your week!

I used her card: 
FEB10VSNE as my inspiration.  Changed the colors and the stamps but used the sketch idea. Had fun with this card and needed to follow this color challenge for a swap group. Joyce had used a stamp to make a background on the white piece so I used a sponge dauber and added color to my background.  

I made this card early this am but my scanner was not working and my dear hubby just fixed it 8 hours later after church, a church picnic and my moaning and groaning about my scanner printer all in one.

Stamps: Morning Meadow (hostess)
Paper: Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Sycamore DSP (Sale-A-Bration), Bashful Blue DSP in Monochromatic
Ink: Calypso Coral, Marina Mist
Accessories: Flower Punch

Thank you for taking the time to look and leave comments or ask questions. I love what I do and appreciate feedback very much.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Celebrate a Sweet Birthday

This is my take on a couple of my favorite site challenges from today. The are the color combo at PPA and the sketch taken from SFF080913.  I just got this stamp set in today's order so wanted to use it as I also need a couple of children's birthday cards for a swap group I host currently.  I love doing the little corner tag embellishments lately, I think they neat dress up a card of any type.

Stamps: Cycle Celebration
Paper: Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding (really loving the new In Colors) Birthday Basic DSP
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe
Accessories: Dimensionals, Oval punch, Hexagon Punch, Ovals Framelit Dies

Thanks for taking a moment to comment or ask a questions. I love stamping and am trying to obtain a stash so I have a card when I need one at the last minute.

Male BD card

This is a card I made for CCMC263 - Sketch  and JAI#177- Color. I wanted a masculine looking card and was hard to do with the colors but this is what I cam up with.  I fussy cut the goose and added it with dimensionals to lift it off the backgroud.

Stamp: Wetlands
Paper: Color challenge was Soft Sky but I did not have so I used Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Smoky Slate
Accessories: Corner rounder, Dimensionals, Cloud EF

Thanks for taking time to look and leave a comment or ask any questions. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Happy Birthday cards

 Made a set of 10 more cards like the one below to send to my mother for her stash of birthday cards. She send to everyone in the family, my siblings, the nieces nephews and kids of all of her siblings and the grandchildren.  She is a very thoughtful woman and remembers everyone' birthday. 

Also made a set of 4 of  these for the August BRAK :
I added a little Happy Birthday banner under the bow but did that after I scanned it. Turned out really cure thanks to this card for the inspiration. I think I will also make several of these in different color schemes for my mother. I am sure she send about 75-100 cards a throughout the year to family and friends.

Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners, Six-Sided Sampler
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Soft Suede DSP
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe
Accessories: Itty Bitty Punches, Pearls, White stitched ribbon, glue dots, hexagon punch, Hexagon EF

Then the next card I made was for a card class I am going to do in the next month along with 5 other cards using some of the newer products and doing a card with the punch and non stamping:

Stamps: Six Sided Sampler for the tag
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Sycamore Street DSP scraps
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Pool Party Ruffle edged ribbon, hexagon & ticket punches

Thanks for taking the time to look and leave a comment or ask any questions. Love what I do and sharing my cards.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Warmest Wishes

on your Birthday. Some SCS BRAK cards using Freshly Made Sketch #97 and CCMC262. These are two more site I like to use and try to participate when I can - mostly in the summer.

Use one of my favorite stamp sets and improvised for one of the little banners. I did not have any Smokey Slate patterned paper yet so I inked up an embossing folder and ran the white paper through the Bit Shot.
Stamps: Blooming with Kindness floral and sentiment
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Smokey Slate, Whisper White
Accessories. Build a Brad, Hexagon and Square Latice EFs

Thanks for taking the time to look and leave a comment or question. Love to see what you think.

Color Q & Sketch Frenzy Friday

I used the sketch from Sketch Frenzy Friday and the colors from the Color Q 200  to make my card. Love these two sites quite a lot.

Color Q challenge was to use Midnight Muse, Marine Mist, Old Olive and So Saffron, a great color combo.
Stamps: Flower Shop, Hello Lovely.
Paper: Midnight Muse, Marine Mist, Old Olive and So Saffron, White Whisper
Ink: So Saffron, Old Olive
Accessories: Beautiful Baroque EF, Dimensionals, Punch , Paper Lace Doily half.

Thanks for taking the time to look and leave a comment or ask a question. I love making cards and helping to inspire others.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Inspiration Challenge 400 on SCS

National Geographic was our Inspiration site today so I chose the following - Here is my inspiration: http://national-geographic.cafepress...dscapes?page=7.

Though God's beauty is very complex and integrated with lots of color I chose to make my card very clean and simple. Not normally my style so I am not sure I totally love the card. There are a ton of colors in the picture so I tried to get the sky, water, grass, and changing leaves as best I could. Fall is one of my favorite seasons of the year. Changing color, cool breezes, warm days and back to school and work for me.

Stamps: Blooming with Kindness
Paper: Many DSP scraps not sure where they are all from but the colors are: Wisteria Wonder, Pumpkin     Pie, Cajun Craze, Some blue and white, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive. CS is Garden Green and Very Vanilla.
Ink: Cajun Craze
Accessories, Hexagon Embossing Folder, Hexagon Punch. Dimensional in the center.

Thanks for taking the time to look and leave any comments or questions.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Having so much fun today in the craft room

I used the sketch from MOJO Monday 304 and the colors from the Color Q 199 challenge to make my card.  I used the round version which I needed for a round card swap on my Swap group. Just getting under the deadline for Color Q.

This was quite a challenge for me since I had to go hunt up all of my old colors and papers.  Had a couple sheets of Dusty Durango and a small scrap of Groovy Guava (I think that is what it is). The pattern papers came from my retired packs of Raspberry Tart for the Kiwi Kiss and Ginger Blossoms for the Groovy Guava.  Barely had enough but was able to make four cards for two different swaps later this fall - a round card and an autumn card.  I really like how my card turned out. Please take time to leave me a comment.

Stamps: Secret Garden, Bloomin' Marvelous
Paper: Dusty Durango, Groovy Guava, Crumb Cake since I had no Kraft left, DSP Raspberry Tart for the Kiwi Kiss, and DSP Ginger Blossom for the Groovy Guava
Ink: Dusty Durango, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: SU - Large Scallop Circle, Dimensionals, Secret Garden Framelit Dies, Dusty Durango Polka Dot Ribbon, 2 1/2" Circle Punch: CM-Circle Cutting System

I'm Here For You

I had a chance to play in my craft room today and created the following card for the colour challenge at Stampin’ Royalty #186 and the sketch challenge over at Inspired by Stamping July's Challenge. I love both the layout and the color choices. Sionce my card is a gate fold I made a belly band with the flowers and ribbon to slide off and open the card.

Stamps: Blooming With Kindness
Paper: Bermuda, Bay, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White, DSP packs
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, SU green colored brad, Paper Daisies, Dimensionals

Also check my card out at  Stampin’ Royalty and Inspired by Stamping. Any comments or questions are gladly accepted. Thanks for taking time to look. I love what I do.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

More cards I have made the past few days and weeks

Stamps: For the Birds
Paper: Early Espresso, Real Red, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Festival of Prints DSP
Ink: Real Red, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Pool Party
Accessories: White Flower Brad, Vine EF
The mail box and bird are colored with Real Red and Teals shades of markers.

Was in the mood yesterday to actually make some masculine cards which is really hard for me to do because I love all of the ribbon, lace and flowers the best.

Stamp: The Great Outdoors
Paper: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Well Worn DSP
Ink; Night of Navy
Accessories: Stripe Embossing Folder
Wanted a card that is clean and simple and eary for mailing. the kind my mother likes the best.

Sta,p: By the Tide, Bring on the Cake
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Well Worn DSP
Ink: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze
Accessories. 2 1/2" Punch, Dimensional
Another great masculine card and really like By the Tide now that I have used a couple times.

This is the card I made for a Father's Day swap and one to send to my Dad.
Stamps: Dapper Dad, Amazing Family
Paper Marina Mist, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Parker's Patterns DSP
Ink. Marina Mist, Cajun Craze
Accessories: Houndstooth EF,  Pop Top (mashed in the Big Shot), 1" punch, glue dots, dimensionals

This card was for a torn paper swap and I used scraps of paper I do not remember what it was called from a scrapbook page I had completed quite awhile ago. Stamped with coral stamp and added sentiment.
Stamps: By the Tide, Sassy Salutations
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Unknown DSP
Ink: Garden Green, Early Espresso

Please take time to leave comments and I will check out your blog.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Fourth of July - a little late

I needed a card for the Fourth of July but since I just got it made I at least used the right colors. This was inspired by this card  by Michelle at http://inspirationink.typepad.com. and Kim at http://atlstamper198.blogspot.com. Thanks girls for your sharing, Love the new stamp sets and plan to make more soon.

Stamps: Label Love
Paper: Whisper White, Chery Cobbler, Night of Navy, DSP Polka Dot Parade
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: Chevron EF, Artisan Label Punch, Hexagon Punch, Tiny Star Punch, Rhinestones

This was for a sketch swap from a group of swappers that I host. I wanted to use some of the new colors, ribbon, stamps and punch so came up with this swap. 

Stamps: Flower Shop, Apple Blossom
Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Pansy Punch, Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffled Stretch Ribbon, Everyday Enchantment Brads

Friday, July 26, 2013

Field of Flowers

I am on a roll and trying to get caught on my swap group cards. They are so patient and I am almost caught up with June. I also wanted to use a color combo from SCS - CC436 - Bashful (Sky) Misty Coral
Closed view
I needed a card for a non-traditional fold and found this tutorial by Jane for a Layered Window Frame Fold.  It was very clear and concise to follow.

Open view
This is a view of the card opened up. Love the Framelits and new stamps I have not used yet.

Stamps: Field of Flowers
Paper: Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink: Calypso Coral, Old Olive
Accessories: Window Framelits, Dimensionals

Thanks you for looking and sharing your comments!

Over three months but I am back

Thanks Lisa http://lisacurcio.blogspot.coml for the tutorial for this card. I love the stamp set but have not used it much as I do not like what I have made in the past. I change my colored paper and Birthday stamp.

Stamps: By The Tide, Create-a-Cupcake
Paper: Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Ink. Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo
Accessories: Label Punch and 1" & 11/4" square punches

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Bright Simply Soft & Cards for a Cause

Getting a chance to play today as I have been running a fever with this stupid cold and tired of staying in bed. DH is at church and my kids will be here later today on their way to Seattle from Montana. 

 The above card is today's featured stamper. Here is the card I cased http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=6465759251752564977#editor/target=post;postID=353782608203584889. I like her card a lot abut wanted to do it in the color challenge Bashful Raspberry Petals for my swap group. Not sure I like the card as it is rather bright. Also really hard to tell the raspberry ripply from the primrose petals. 

Stamps: Simply Soft (hostess), Elements of Style, Love Blossoms Wheel
Paper: Bashful Blue, Raspberry Ripple 
Ink: Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals. RR stampin' write
Accessories - Raspberry Ripple Stitched Ribbon, Stripes EF, Stampin' around, 

The bottom card is one of 12 I made for St. Baldricks Foundation Cards for a Cause for the month of April. They will go in tomorrow's mail. I made 12 different cards 4 different color themes and using the 3 different semtiments from the stamp set.
Stamp: Upsy Daisy
Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Riding Hood Red, DSP from the Festival of Prints Stack - other cards: DSP from the Print Poetry and Festival of Print Pack, Primrose Petals, Gumball Green, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Early Espresso.
Ink: Cherry Cobbler - other; Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Primrose Petals
Accessories; Cherry Cobbler Taffeta Ribbon - others; Early Espresso Taffeta, Gumball Green Stitched Robbin, & Early Espresso Square embossed looking.

Thanks for taking the time to look and leave any comments or questions. I do what I do because I love it.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Thanks for Caring

Last set of cards for tonight. That makes 8 more cards today but I also did grocery shopping, banking, picked up my son and a few other errands. Another one of my favorite spots is TSOT where I loved Sarah's card so much I cased it. Loved her colors very much but did not want to make it exactly the same so here it is:

Stamp: Language of Friendship, Thanks for Caring
Paper: Night of Navy, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Parker's Patterns DSP
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: Fancy Fan EF, Sixxlits Lots of Tags, Large Oval Punch, White Pearls, Dimensionals

Thanks for taking the time to look over my blog and leave any comments or questions, they are always welcome. 

Vintage Style

I have had so much fun the last couple of days making cards. This card was supposed to be by Mother's Day card and when I stamped the sentiment I forgot and stamped "thanks" so had to do the card below this post. This card is for The Sweet Shop Sketch SSS204 http://sweetstopsketches.blogspot.com/.

Use another one of my favorite stamp sets from last summer. Love the look of it in Soft Suede.

Stamp: Kindness Matters, Fresh Vintage
Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment DSP
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Neutral Brads

Thanks for taking to time to look and leave any comments or questions. Very much appreciated always.

CASE from Sandy M

This has to be one of my all time favorite cards I have seen this spring. http://www.stampwithsandy.com/.
I therefore; made a couple for mothers day and used The Paper Players Tic Tac Toe Challenge at http://www.thepaperplayers.blogspot.com/. This card was so much fun to make and I appreciate Sandy Mathis for sharing it on her blog. (One of my favs also). I did change out a couple of things but not much.

Stamps: Blessed Mother
Paper: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Springtime Vintage DSP
Ink: Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Lots of EF - Polka Dots, Petals-A-Plenty, Beautiful Buttflies Embosslit; Framelits - Ovals and Frames, Little Leaves Sixxlits, Paper White Flowers, Bright Brads, Label Punch, Paper Doily, White Pearl

Thanks for taking the time to look and leave your comments or questions. Again thanks Sandy M.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Breezy Suede Plums for Sketch Frenzy Friday

I am so excited about the amount of cards I am getting done. I am supposed to be at the Oregon coast but my DH had a huge kidney stone remove a couple days ago and is not in the traveling mood. Oh well, I just hide out in my scrap room and work my fingers to the bone. I really should do some yard work but now it is raining. Darn, did I ever time that just right since it is supposed to rain the rest of this week. Oh Linda, Linda.

I will be sending this to my sister for Mother's day. She loves purple and also butterflies are in her house everywhere therefore; I think she will like this card very much. I also made one for my mother and a swap.
Used the color challenge #CC324 and Sketch Frenzy Friday 032913.

Stamps: Collage Curios (the butterfly), Amazing Family
Paper: Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Plum DSP, 
scraps of  some Soft Suede DSP out of an older Christmas package.
Inks: Perfect Plum, Soft Suede
Accessories: 2 1/2 ", 1" circles punches, 1 1/4", 7/8" Scallop Circle punches, 
Blossom Punch, 3/16" corner punch, Tulips Border EF, Bitty Butterfly punch, 
the smallest white pearls, dimensionals


Wow two posts in one day. I am on a roll. When I saw the PPA April 2013 color challenge and today's sketch at SC430 I knew immediately the cards I had to make. We have several new baby's arriving in the next couple of month's at work and church so here are the baby boy ones:

The Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge - http://www.palspaperarts.com/ was for the above colors and this is the Splitcoaststampers Sketch SC430 = http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?

Stamps: Oh, Whale stamp set
Paper: Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, DSP Sprinkles and Sunshine
Ink: Marina Mist
Accessories: Clearlits Happy Whale Diecut, Dimensionals

I think these turned out darn cute and so I made 3. Any comments or questions are welcome. Thanks

Red & Saffron Party

This card is for the SCS Color Challenge - http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2354179?&cat=24178 and the Sketch is Freshly Made Sketches - http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/. I am loving this new set that is a Spring Surprise Promotion for sale until May 30, 2013. I usually do not like little stamps but this one is just the most adorable.

Stamps: A Round Array
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Real Red, Pool Party, So Saffron, Whisper White
Accessories: 7/8" Scallop circle punch, Dimensionals, Stitched 1/4" White Ribbon, Lacy Brocade EF

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

New Flower Look

Hopefully I can get more time to post on my blog, I was doing great for awhile then life happened more than I wish. My DH hurt his back and we had to take him to ER via ambulance as he could not get out of bed. Then three weeks later he developed a huge kidney stone and had to have it remove just Monday. So I am home catching up on some cards instead spending my spring break on the Oregon coast.

Yesterday I was watching a box video by Brandy and loved the flower she put on her belly band. Also love using this flower punch for my BRAK birthday cards therefore, I combined the two and this is what I came up with. I order the box die cut so those will have to wait a few days but many a card to complete.

Keywords: Mixed Bunch A Round Array
Stamps: Mixed Bunch, A Round Array
Paper: Very Vanilla, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Print Poetry DSP PackInk: Raspberry Ripple
Accessories: Dimensionals, Blossom Punch, Modern Label Punch. Primrose Petals Stitched Ribbon, Polka Dot Embossing Folder

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. Comments are greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Another Secret Garden Card

I loved this sketch when I saw it and now for the life of me cannot find it again to recognize who posted the original.  Also like the color combo posted on one of my favorite blog sites so I had to make this card:

For some reason my scanner always cuts off the little bit of edge, going to have to play and figure it out.
Going to be sending this card to some of the Feb BRAK birthdays. Watch your mailbox. Also make some kits for a spring card class in March. Trying to get ahead a little on a few cards for classes and swaps.

Stamp: Secret Garden, Bring on the Cake
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Raspberry Ripple, SAB Print Poetry Designer Series Paper
Ink: Raspberry Ripple
Accessories: Secret Garden Framelit Dies, Rhinestone, Dazzling Details, Label Punch, SAB Vine Embossing Folder

Thank you for looking and taking the time to leave a comment.  They are greatly appreciated.
Also lots of thanks to whomever I cased.