Monday, December 28, 2009

Operation write home Valentine's Day cards!

Some Valentine's Day cards that will be sent to Operation Write Home. I think the deadline for Valentine's Day is early Jan. I am so happy not to be making Christmas cards, tags, etc.... It is nice to have another holiday to focus on!! The top card hearts (invoke arts) and letters (stampin up). The middle card wings (tim holtz) and sentiment and heart (invoke arts). The bottom cards is my card based on some new papertrey stamps. I have not purchased the stamps since I am suppose to be saving for vacation. So I found some circus type fonts and the web and made a background paper. The heart is also a font that I enlarged for this card.

Monday, December 21, 2009


Well it has finally snowed here in southern MI and finally looking like Christmas. Here is a couple of pictures that I took with my new Nikon D5000! It is a Christmas present that I got early, so I could figure out how to use it for Christmas. We I can at least take a picture with the new toy. Now I just need to figure out all of settings ans different options. I think I need to take a class. Brigg's is so happy it has snowed!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Birthday Card!

Several of my co-workers Birthdays are in December. So this is for one of them (no, Michele not you!) I based this card on the everything but the kitchen sink current challenge. Pattern paper is from basic grey and cupcake from colorbok. I am happy to be done with Christmas cards!! Nice to use some other of my stash.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Easy bake oven recipe book

I made this recipe book for my niece Anna. I bought her an easy bake oven for Christmas. The oven comes with two mixes and then I bought her 3 other packages. Boy are the pre-made packages expensive (for what they are!) I searched for easy bake oven recipes and found some! So I decided to make a first recipe book to go with her oven. So loves to help cook, so I think she will enjoy. Front cover- all cosmo cricket pattern paper and elements except for the letter.
Inside cover and the printed recipe cards. I copied them from the site: and put the text into corel draw. I changed the font and the format.

This is the back cover.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Kitchen Sink and Lucy Challenge

I do not normally combine challenge cards. I tend to lose focus, so I design one theme at a time. For some reason this kind of fell together for two challenges. One for the everything but the kitchen sink challenge of using tooth picks in a card. The other is for Lucy's challenge of wings and strings. Thanks for looking!
Materials used spellbinders die cuts, buttons, tooth picks, pattern paper, martha stewart string and starving artist stamps.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Holiday Gift Tags

Some holiday gift tags that I made for the hero arts holiday tags challenge. My christmas wrap theme this year is kraft brown and red. So all my cards follow that color theme too! All stamps hero arts.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cupcake Card

A birthday card created with Basic Grey Nook and Pantry collection. Pattern paper basic grey and stamps basic grey. Stamped with colorbox chalk ink. Added a little glitter to the cupcake top.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Color it Birthday Card

Another card for the caardvarks color it challenge. I was having too much fun this weekend with my pencils!! Both stamps Paula's Best. Pattern paper basic grey!!

Color it challenge one!

I am super happy that the caardvarks challenge this week was color it. Can use pencils, markers, water color etc.... I am SICK of Christmas cards! I needed a break and coloring with pencils is a good relaxing time for me!! Both stamps are Paula's Best.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Card

I was going to post my Thanksgiving cards, but I forgot to take a picture of the cards before I sent them out (opps!) So here's a newer Birthday card that I made. I really like the cosmo cricket paper and wanted a bold card. Bold paper, big ribbon and big sentiment.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

My sisters Christmas Cards!

I make my sisters Christmas cards for her every year. So here is this years card. All pattern paper is cosmo cricket. Snowflake from Martha Stewart crafts. Stamp is we are memory keepers.


This card is totally copied by Kristina Werner. She made a card just like this last week. I have had this piece of paper left over from some other cards that I made and I just kept looking at the paper on my desk. Well last week I was inspired by Kristina. I used the 12x12 paper so my little monsters took up more room. I also changed the sentiment, I thought it would be a great card for my nephew when he was done with swimming class or something to be proud of the accomplishment. I did not add the flowers since my paper was already bigger. I also added fake stitching! Thanks Kristina for always inspiring!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Operation Write Home Veterns Day blog hop!

Hello all! Thanks for stopping by my blog. It has been a super busy week with work (yes I am happy that I have a job) and went to see Bruce Springsteen last night. So of course I waited until the last minute to make valentine's day cards for the operation write home veterans day blog hop! So I got up early this am and made some quick and easy cards. For those of you who do not know about operation write home please stop by their site and see if you can donate cards or money!! Their site is Here is some of my creations!

Thanks for looking!! The next blog on the hop is one of the operation write home hostesses! I am super happy to be the blog before Fabre's. Kris, Fabre and Sandy are the three women that really make this whole thing work. We make the cards and ship them to one of the three and they re-package and send to over seas to the troops. Not sure how she gets it all done, kids, making cards, sending out packages oh my!! I have a hard time just packaging my cards to send to her! We also share a love of baseball and football, got love that in a girl. Ok enough writing and more card sight seeing! Off to Fabre's blog
Have a great day! It is beautiful in the Michigan today!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Simple Christmas Cards for Operation Write Home!

I assume since you are reading my blog you are a card maker. I also assume that you have lots of supplies and some extra cards hanging out. Please send them to operation write home. This organization send homemade cards to the troops over seas so they can send their love ones back home cards. The Christmas deadline has already passed, next holiday up Valentines Day! Please consider making some cards! All of the above cards were quick and easy cards, that I made at least 6 of each design. Easier to make a bunch of one design for speed.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Another baby card!

Chipboard and pattern paper all sassafras. White sentiment is a rub on from stampin up! Hand stitching on pattern paper.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Best Wishes Card

Not a great picture! I made this card for my hubby's co-worker that was leaving the firm.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Happy Halloween

Here is my Halloween card that I send to friends and family. It is all one stamp by Impressions Obsession's. Part of it is hand colored, part glitter glue and part diamond glaze. Background is core'dination paper ran through an embossing folder and lightly sanded. Sentiment also impression obsessions. Ribbon basic grey.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Baby card for Nathan

Card for my friend that just had her first baby! His name is Nathan he arrived on Monday all 9lbs of him. Background paper and chip board van is Minds Eye. Quote behind the bus is Oh, the places you'll go! - Dr. Seuss. I typed it on the computer and had the text follow a circle path. The quote is printed on Cosmo Cricket paper. Ribbon is from stampin up and felt letters from making memories.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

White space card

Little card I made with lots of white space. Quick and easy card. Cherry's are from american crafts & arrow colorbok.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Birthday cards

Monster Cards! I really loving monsters, critters and robots. They are all so cute. I thought these little monster would work great with these papers from Sassafras. Monsters stamps from Michaels, top sentiment from endless creations and bottom from stampin up.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Baby Card

Baby card for a friend. They already know they are having a boy and his name is going to be Owen. Top yellow paper is Cosmo Cricket, monkey paper is from Michael's and letters from Sassafras.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Birthday Card

A birthday made with American Crafts paper and embellishments! Sentiment Stampin up.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

World CARD making day!

I little break in the action today, so I use able to make another card for world card making day.
Pattern paper and embellishments american crafts. Stamp basic grey.

Monday, September 28, 2009

World Card Making Day Five

More of the VERY pretty cosmo cricket paper and chip board. Added a very old making memories metal sentiment!

World Card Making Day Four

Some more of my sassafras stacked flowers. I sanded and distressed the edges with ink to add dimension. Added sassafras paper and sanded the top. Added basic grey ribbon and sassafras letters.

World Card Making Day Three

Cosmo Cricket earth line is so sweet. Such pretty soft colors and designs. Pretty basic and easy card. Cut a strip of paper and added some chip board elements from the set. Added a Martha Stewart ribbon and added a button.

World Card Making Day Two

Using some of my new sassafras flower die cuts! Stacked some flower and added on layer of a stamped circle to match the background paper. Ran core'dinations paper through my big shot with circle embossing folder and sanded paper. Added a strip of sassafras paper over background. Added sentiment rub on (american crafts).

World Card Making Day One

In honor of world card making day on Oct 3rd. I decided to make five different cards for each day of the count down. I am posting them all today since I will not be around much this week! I was off work today and decided to sit down and have some fun. The above card is very basic. I stamped the background by impressions obsessions with white ink. Then stamped the flourish stamp ( magenta) and sentiment (endless creations). Added a little ribbon and then added the colorbok forest friends chip board piece with foam dot.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Make a Wish Card

Made for the moxie fab worlds current challenge. Showing a gradient effect on the row of stars. I created row of stars on my computer and changed every other line.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Baby Cards

Baby girl cards with October Afternoon pattern paper. Top stamp is rubbermoon and sentiment papertrey. I colored in the stroller with prismacolor markers and then added white gel pen dots. Bottom is starving artist rubber stamp.

Boy Birthday Card

I feel like I really struggle with "boy" birthday cards. The other day I was out walking Brigg's and saw a group of younger guys and they all had shirts with lots of different patterns and flourish. So I decided to base a card off of those shirts. I am actually super happy with my grunge cards! Perfect for the guys 10-25! Background stamp invoke rubber stamps, flourish and cake magenta.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Thank you Card!

I needed to make a thank you card for a recent dinner invitation, but I also saw that moxie fab world had a little housewares challenge. So the card was made for both purposes, love when that happens. Flatware stamp is all night media, background stamp is hero arts, scallops are purple onion and sentiment is papertrey ink.

Robot Card

I am really enjoying my starving artist doodle factory stamps! This little fellow I colored with my prismacolor markers and then cut out. Cloud stamp is also starving artist rubber stamps. Pattern paper and letters are crate paper.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Make a wish card

Using some of my new stamps. Flourish from magenta, stamped twice once with blue and once with brown. Star and sentiment are papertrey ink. Grid stamp is hero arts.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Card for Heros Christmas- part four WOW

OK so I have been on a Christmas card kick. I actually have my Christmas cards already done! My actual card is not posted on my blog, I did not want anyone to see a sneak peak! I have tons of Christmas stamps, I actually think I might be addicted to buying them. I think I need to put them away and work on some other holiday. So I think this is last of the Christmas cards or maybe for a little while! Background is stamped with light pink ink. I used a stampin up snowflake wheel. The trees are from Impression Obsession, love this stamp. I stamped on hound's tooth pink paper. Both pattern papers from making memories.

Cards for Heros- Christmas part three

This card is actually based on a card that I saw in the new issue of papercrafts holiday cards. I actually used this snowflake flourish on my sisters cards last year. All stamps are from inkadinkado. Since you can used glitter on cards for hero's ( you do not want the service people to have glitter on their uniforms!) I added some gems, Christmas cards always need some bling.