Sunday, November 28, 2010

Embellish Magazine Color Challenge

I needed a little inspiration for some more holiday cards. I saw this color challenge and decided to play along. A very pretty color combo!
Stamps: all verve, except for little snow flake hero arts

Saturday, November 27, 2010

christmas part five...

Moxie fab has a Tues trigger with snowflakes, everyone is looking for some snow. I really like my new snowflake die cuts and glimmer mist!
Top Card
Sentiment stamp: verve
Tree: unity
Background: IO impressions
Bottom Card
Sentiment: verve
Reindeer: unity
Script: stamp camp
Background: IO impression

christmas part four....

Christmas part three...

Pattern Paper: my minds eye
Sentiment Stamp: Verve
Snowman stamp: picture show
Tree stamp: unity

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Christmas Card part Two...

Fun, bright and cheerful card!
Stamps: paper source
Pattern Paper: crate paper

Christmas Cards Part one of Many....

I've decide this year not to mass produce one card design. So I am making 6-8 of each design. It makes the process much more fun. So here is one design. A little more traditional looking then what I usually like.
Stamps: large snowflake memory box
small snowflake tim holtz

Thanksgiving Card

Boy have I been bad at posting new cards! Here is my thanksgiving card for this year. Hard to tell from this picture, but added diamond glazed to the pattern paper to add some dimension.
Stamps: background: OI impression
sentiment: OI impression
Pattern Paper: Basic Grey
Ribbon: Martha Stewart

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Halloween Card

Wow it has been forever since I posted any cards. Here is my Halloween card that I will be sending out.
Stamps: Tim Holtz
Pattern Paper: Basic Grey
Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day Card

I made my two mother's day cards awhile back. One for my mom and one for my mother in-law. I can only find one??? So I made my mom a new one with my new supplies! Finally got the Tim Holtz's embossing folders and cut out some of his new die cut flowers.

Hope all of the mothers out there have a super mother's day!!!!!!!!

Tim Holtz Inspired Card

I have been sick on and off the last 2 1/2 months. It all started back on Feb 22nd shoveling some very heavy snow. I was outside for awhile and started to get chest pains. I went inside and sat down. Once I sat down I felt find and really did not think twice about the pains. I am 41 and in pretty good health. Well, the chest pains started to happen more often. After a couple of rounds to my regular doctor and some ideas and some meds. The pain was not going away, so one am my husband and I made a trip to the ER. After a heart cath to actually rule out any heart problems I was on my merry way. Too bad I still had the pain! I also had to get a nuclear stress test. All clear, which I guess I should be thankful for, but still in pain. I have now also seen a pulmonary doctor who did finally put me on steroids. Well the steroids are helping, but can not be on them forever. I think they are leaning that it is a muscleskeltor issue, but no one really wants to say that.

The steroids are a 6 day pack, so I feel fine on them and about 4 days after. So I have been on them already twice and might need to start my third round again. I pretty much go to work so I do not lose my job and come home and try to relax. I have realized if you hurt your chest there is a lot of things that can be wrong with you!!!!!!!!!!! I am so frustrated, the pain only happens when I am moving. So I have not walked my dog in 2 1/2 months which was my main form a exercise. I just want my pain to go away and do normal things. I know what ever I have could be way worse, so I should not complain. I feel like I can not do anything. Which leads me to the lack of post, I just am in a funk.

My favorite thing is to make cards, but this sickness is just making me depressed. So I have not been creating much. This weekend I was feeling better since I just finished round two of steroids. I decided to go to the scrapbook convention. I noticed too late that Tim Holtz was teaching three classes, but already sold out. Lucky for me he was still doing demos at the stampers anonymous booth. It was nice to see him is person, he was very funny and was nice to see live demos. So above is one of my cards inspired by Tim.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Moxie Fab World sketch challenge

I think this sketch is so cute! Here my card based on the sketch. There is already so many cute cards entered! I never look at the other cards until mine is done. I do not want to be hung up on a concept.

Pattern paper and elements from K&Company. Sentiment from basic grey.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

American Crafts Dear Lizzy products!

The new line of American Crafts paper that was designed by Elizabeth Kartcher is so sweet. Such soft pretty colors. I used my new Tim Holtz border die for both sides of the card. All products are American Crafts except for chip border piece which is from stampin up.

Just saying hello

This weeks challenge at Cards blog is to incorporate wood grain into your card. It can be with stamps, pattern paper, etc... I love wood grain. I think I need to buy the wood grain texture plate that is new over at papertrey. Bird and sentiment are basic grey. Pattern paper also from basic grey. Large wood grain stamp is all night media and script from stamp camp.

Enjoy card

Some cards made with my new stamps. Sentiment and background text from hero arts (the set is made for archivers). The flower is a cling set from unity stamps.

More American Crafts Adobe Paper

More cards that I made with American Crafts Adobe paper. I also made some of these with the sentiment "get well".

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Cards- blog challenge this week

Current challenge over at cards blog is making a birthday card featuring candles. Here is my take. Background flower is memory box and sentiment is hero arts.

Dinner Party

I love these papers from American Crafts. They are great for a casual dinner party or thank you for a hostess (just change sentiment to thank you). The sentiment is a old rub on from american crafts. I also used my new border die from Tim Holtz, I think I will be using that a lot!

Silly Kitty!

Yesterday I came down stairs to find Gibby sleeping on a small decorative box. She has never slept there! She loves sleeping in the sun and must of decided that was the sunny spot in the house. Very silly kitty.

Thank you cards for mom

I made a bunch of different Thank you cards for my mom as a thank you for a yummy Easter dinner. I forgot to take pictures of all of the cards that I gave her. These are just a couple that I had made. Background paper is kraiserkraft, top card stamps from unity and bottom from basic grey.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Easter Card

Here is my Easter Card that I am sending out to friends and family. When I got this kaisercraft paper it reminded me of one of my favorites books of all time Peter Rabbit. The colors are very similar and soft like watercolor. I had this little vintage rabbit stamp from a local store.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Caardvarks Lace Challenge

I do really like cards with lace and ones that look more vintage. I just do not think it is my style, I have a hard time combining too many patterns, elements etc... I saw the caardvarks challenge this week and I knew I had just the right paper to add with lace. I got my most recent scrapbook kit and this paper was on the bottom. I walked by it for days and the more I saw the paper the more I knew it was for my card with lace. The pattern paper is webster pages and the elements are all kraisercraft. I actually made two of these, so I think it will be this years mother's day cards from my mom and mother-n-law. Good thing they do know how to find my blog!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Operation Write Home Blog HOP

Hopefully to have some cards in the post! My computer crashed last week and it was suppose to be re-built exactly how it was in the past. OH forgot to add the photo program, so I am right now trying to download the program, cards to share soon! If you want to start the blog hop from the start go here: Some great cards to view! All of them sent to our hard working service men and women who are serving our country overseas. Yeah computer problem fixed and here are my cards.

Off to the next person in the hop is Cathy

I will also have a little give away on my blog, please leave me a comment by the end of day on Sunday and I will pick one random winner. If you do not have a blog please leave a e-mail so I can conntact you if you win.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Thank you bird card

Banner thank you card. I made the banner pieces with a stampin up 1/2 circle tab punch. Added dimension on the birds and banner pieces.

Caardvarks photo inspiration challenge

All stamps by basic grey. May take on the photo challenge at the caardvarks blog.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


I really love American Crafts products. So clean and I like the different series have some a like colors so you can mix the product lines.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Papertrey spring color challenge

I based my card on Nicole's color theme. Tried to be creative with my stamps. I used the birds belly for the sun and the birds legs for my rays. TLF

Butterfly inspired...

A while back I got the spellbinders butterfly set. This is a card I messed around with the new dies and some scrap paper.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Distressed Birthday Card

I love my Martha Stewart scoring board. I scored the back of the card I think every 3/4". Stamped the damask boarder between the scores. Then stamped the other image three different times in three colors on a 2" square. I distressed the edges on both the card and square. All of the ink is distressed ink, the orange is the new wild honey and the blue is the new tumbled glass. Green is the old shabby shutters!

Birthday Card

Using some of my new hero arts stamps that I got for my birthday. I made this card in both a boy and girl version. I thought these pattern papers would work well for the boy theme. I actually made the card out of left over scraps.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Papertrey Feb Blog Hop!

This card was inspired by Betsy, I love her cards. They have such a vintage/shabby chic look. I have tried several times to make cards like hers and they just do not seem to work. I can never get the same results with the mixed pattern paper and embellishments. I guess just not my style. So I just enjoy looking at hers! Here is my take on her card located HERE
it is the card with the butterfly and leaf.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

St. Paddy's Day Card

My first attempt on my st. paddy's day cards. Stamped the clovers, flourish and dots with distressed ink. Then put glimmer mist over the stamped images. Like the distressed looked that the glimmer mist added.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Birthday Card :)

A birthday card that is not a standard shape. Like the funky paper with the not regular shape card.

Everything but the Kitchen Sink Card-

Based this card on the current sketch at the ETBTKS challenge. Not sure why the center acrylic item is so fuzzy?? Tried to take different pics and same results.The background black and white images are actually stamps, not pattern paper. TFL!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Another Wedding Card!

Another wedding card that I made for the caarvarks challenge this week. TFL

Wedding Card

Here is a clean, simple and basic wedding card. I stamped with my wood grain stamp (hero arts) on white card stock with antique linen ink (ranger/tim holtz). Then stamped the flower image (stampin up) on white card stock with the same ink. Cut out around the stamped image and stamped the sentiment with black ink. Used a circle template and pierced the wood grain image. Added pearls (michaels) and fuzzy white tread.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Lucy's Dot Challenge

I made this card based on Lucy's challenge on her blog. I used some of my new stamps. Sentiment from hero arts and top image from stampendous.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Papertrey Sketch Challenge

Papertrey is having a challenge on their blog for their anniversary. This challenge has a sketch and then you have different color ways based on your log in id. I had not planned on making 3 cards, but I just kept working. All stamps papertrey ink. Thanks for peeking!