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, 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.