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!

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.