Saturday, December 13, 2008

Christmas Gift cards....

Here are some cards that I have made for Family members that will hold there Gift cards....I made 10 so far and still have about 3 more to go... I used some Hobby lobby Christmas image, Holly, mistletoe,snowmen etc... that I doctored up with dots, gel pens, ribbon and so on. I I cute a slit in each card to hold the" Gift Card" with a little Christmas saying border to cover up slit and one on the back to help hold card in place.....Its a little bunny butt that says the end....I just like that All tied up in a bow!!!!!

Thanks for taking a peek..... Have a Super Day!!!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

My Fathers turns 81.....

This has always been the hardest card for me to make each year because on the 10th of Dec it's a very special day. As I make My Fathers Birthday card it always brings tears to my eyes... So to craft with tears running down my face it can become very difficult to see the card no.( 1 ) and no.( 2) trying to keep my tears from hitting the card and making it all wet... As age plays a big part of all our lives I am so blessed that my Father will be turning 81.... Happy Birthday Dad...I love you...Your Wendy's Gift Card will reach you soon....My Dad just loves Wendy's and he keeps telling my mother that it's always the best Gift he gets!!!!

Details: The stamps are from Gina K Designs and the papers are just a mix that I gave it a distressed look with marvy inks and some faux stitching and dots with my white gel pen and a pretty silver hinge. I made a extra little bottom to the shirt so the word Dad would really stand out and the hat and shirt are attached with pop dots... I decided to make the Gift card holder and attached to the top of a card so that I could write a sweet little note to my dad inside...

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Card Crazy Chicks Challenge...

Challenge #2 for my blogging group, Card Crazy Chicks, is Lauren's vintage challenge. Vintage is not easy at all if you were to ask me but I gave it my best shot. I picked a very simple image from memory box called pine branch . I added so much ink to the background to make it look as vintage as I could that I even forgot all the inks I sponged on... Oh well... I added some red gel dots for berries to the image along with my favorite white gel pen... A friend of mine gave me some wonderful mother of pearl pieces hand cut by her father when he worked for a jeweler...So what more could be more vintage then Mother Of Pearl .....

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

It's a black and white day!!!

Ok... the big leaf is from stampland stamps and the butterfly is from penny black. I used glossy card stock and leaf image inked with noir black palette ink, stamping all around the outside, overlaying image is fine it seems to add extra dimension... Butterfly inked the same way with making extra wing that I cut out and attached with pop dot...

Have A Great day
I'm so happy you stopped by......Thanks Bunches

Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Face in the Leaves...

The stamps I used in this card are from Stampland Stamps... I used glossy card stock and a big leaf stamp that I inked in kaleidacolor ink (Autumn Leaves). I stamped the leaves around the outside of the card-stock and then stamped the face image in the middle using basic black. Then I brushed on green marvy ink over the top. I layered a background border of leaves stamped the same way and added corners and a butterfly punch that I put dots on the wings...

Have a great Day... Thats for looking!!!!

Let a SUNFLOWER in...

I needed a break from Christmas card making this evening so I made sunflowers...
The Sunflowers are from Gina K a year of flowers. I used a mixed of blues and pattern blue papers along with a cuttlebug background. I used pop dots and layered the sunflowers along with stampin up corner punches, and three types of ribbon.

Thanks for looking... Hope Everyone Had a Fantastic Thanksgiving!!!

It's from Lisa...My Blogging Friend...

I received this in the mail From Lisa for by Birthday... Thank you Bunches for the suprise Lisa you made my day!!!

It is so Darling and I just can't seem to put it down, The layers and the papers are just so Pretty, The cupcake and the dewdrops are so Outstanding looking and it all just Melts My Heart!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My SCS blogging buddy Traci,Natalie, LOUISE and Sankari, nominated me for this beautiful Butterfly Award - so sweet Thank you so much I am totally honored! You have to check our her site and see all her lovely creations - along with reading her fun stories that she shares with her blog posts. The rules for this award is to

1. pick 10 people to pass this award to them
2. Contact them and let them know that you have chosen their blog for this award
3. Link to the person who gave this award to you

The 10 People I chose for this award are absolutely wonderful creative bloggers who always amaze me with their creativity and inspired me with their sweet comments.

I am passing this award on to all the CARD CRAZY CHICKS... I know this puts it somewhat over (ten) but they all have the most amazing and coolest blog ever!!! I am so honored each and everyday that they allow me to be apart of this fantastic group. These Woman amaze me with all of their stunning creations and their talent is just totally inspiring...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Peace and Joy...

Before I Share info about this card I have to share with you what arrive in the mail for me today... I just love the UPS Man !!
My Birthday is on this Saturday the 22 of November, and My Dear Sweet Most Wonderful Husband had something special for me this Birthday, he got me a laptop...A Mac Book...and it arrived just a tad bit early... I'm a lucky Girl... I am so loved...
Happy Happy Early Birthday to me.....Thank you Bunches my Husband, I love you

Ok Todays SCS Supply Challenge was to use pearls...I love pearls and I have lots to choose from, I think this card really came out nice and I will say I'm happy...

Stamps: Northwoods Stamps, Hobby Lobby word stamp
Ink: Marvy Ink two shades of blue, brushed on
Extras: Pearls,white gel pen,silver glitter, 3 diffrent white ribbons,pop dots....What would I ever do without my pop dots!!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

It's a Card Crazy Chicks Challenge...

I belong to a blogging group called Card Crazy Chicks and wow are they all some very talented woman, with very AMAZING blogs, so I'm really the lucky one here!!!

This is a Christmas Sketch Challenge from Tanja...Thanks Bunches

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Christmas Paper...SC202 Sketch Challenge

Ok so my Gina K's set "A year of the Flower" was still out on my work table from yesterday, see what I get for not putting things away, I play with them again and again!!!

This was made for Todays" Sketch challenge" at SCS, I used the same poinsettia and leaf I just stamp it with Basic black ink on some pattern type paper that I thought was Christmas looking. Cut all images out and then sewed on some small beads to the middle of flower, pretty green ones. Then Attached with pop dots ,added some Stickles and gel pen highlights to everything...

Ok... You have always heard me taking about my white gel pen and yes I just love it so... but only one brand! I have brought lots of them but this is the best one to use "EVER"... Its so smooth and so so white and it does not bleed or fade once you have applied it, it stays really really white!! It's basically the most PERFECT GEL PEN of all time. DRUM ROLL PLEASE.........

( Signo ) white gel pen

Just in cast you wanted to know ,but: SHHHH Don't tell Anyone I don't want to let my secret out!!!!

Happy Day to all ENJOY

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pacific Point...Love this color!

Happy Tuesday Everyone... Your comments on my blog brighten my each and everyday...Thanks Bunches, I glad all of your have become a part of my LIFE!!!!

Ok... My Daughter's in Love...I could not have asked for a better boy for her if I hand picked him myself !!! It's so much fun to watch my Daughter and to see her so happy... But we still have to get that driving stuff done... yuck!!!! But we are making big strides!

This Card was made for SCS Color Challenge, and when I read the colors I just new what stamps I was going to use, Great when things work out as planned!

Stamps Gina K (A year of the flower)
Ink: Pacific Point, Basic Gray, Certainly Celery
Extra's : Spare-Parts corner brads,Stampin up filigree brads,Stickles platinum,Pop dots

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Blog Candy...

Stampin Annie has a Blog Candy give away....
Here's the Link:

Friday, November 7, 2008


Hello, Well the limited supplies we were to use on this card were rectangles & Circles with ribbon only... I colored with my favorite water-colored pencils (derwent) that I got at the local Hobby Lobby with a 50 off coupon... I brayed on Liquid applique on the background paper to make a neat look then I added some for dots to the tree branch ... I'm happy with how this challenge came out!!!!

Stamps; Sweet N Sassy stamps
Ink Mary ink, Caribbean blue,lt. blue,sea foam, and 3 different shades of green
Extras: Liquid Appliqué,Derwent watercolor pencils, Ribbon,

Have a super fun and safe weekend everyone!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Starving Artists stamps posted one of my card in there gallery and they said some really amazing things about my card..... if you would like to take a peek at there Gallery :

Sure does make a person feel special...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Here is my card for todays SCS sketch challenge, I am having so much fun doing all the challenges but It does not leave me much time for housework.....So Sad....

* And a big thanks to Patty My Best Friend of all time who checks and double checks all my spelling and wording on all my posts...Thanks Patty...Big Hugs

Stamps: Molly Large wings
Paper: Hobby Lobby
Extras: glaze,beads,pop dots,white gel pen, stampin up corner punch, ribbon

Happy Middle of the week everyone!!!

What A HONOR...

I was given this AWARD by NATALIE today and what a HONOR for me...
Check out Natalie blog CRAFTING FUN here:

The Rules are :-

1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

Now the hard part to choose only 5 blogs. I have decided to choose:
Therese,Crafty C,Lyn S,Tina and Cathy Rose

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

It's a SCS Color challenge...

We were to use Old Olive, Pretty in Pink,Riding Hood Red... All I could see in my head were valentine colors. So I used my new wings stamps from Molly Stamps. I'm so far behind on making my Christmas cards why not start on Valentines

Details: Stamps: Molly stamps
Ink old olive, pretty in pink,riding hood red
Extras: liquid appliqué,glitter glue, white ribbon I inked to match, hat pein with pearls!!!

Thanks for looking... You all make me so Happy each time I read your Wonderful Comments you leave for me, Thanks so much for being apart of what I love so much... So Happy Tuesday everyone!!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

A Purple Medallion...

Afternoon Everyone...Well today at SCS is Try a New Technique, The technique was to make a Decorative Circle Medallion...
There is a great Tutorial for this Medallions and it can be viewed here:

I had lots of Fun learning how to make this Circle Medallion and the Tutorial makes is so easy if you would like to give it a try too...

Paper: a mix
Stamp: Word stamps that I Embossed with silver
Extras: Nesties, Corner Punch, Purple Glitter Glue, Brads

Enjoy your Monday, I know I sure am, everyone is gone and the house is so quite...

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Butterfly Dreams...

The background is made from two nestibilities, I used Liquid applique for the grass and some marvy ink was brushed on for the sky. I colored the butterfly with watercolor pencils and then clear embossed used pop dots to attach. Then added beads for body. I must have a dirty lens again on my camera because the top of the right wing came out blurred. It's time to cook dinner so I can't retake picture... so this one will just have to do....

It's almost Monday I know everyone looks forward to But have a great week!!!

Hugs to all... thanks for looking

Saturday SCS Inspriration Challenge....

This card was made for the SCS Inspiration Challenge... Wow my head is still spinning from all the SCS Comments I've gotten on this card ...32...and still going!!!!

The Inspiration was by Don Li-Leger, his design style is called Asian Fusion. I grabbed my closest stamp set by flourishes and used a flower stem like stamp ... I don't have bamboo,grass or anything else that is Asian inspired but I did have some Asian word stamps so that was a big plus. I was not sure how this card was going to come together I just knew I needed 3 different shapes and 3 different colors, spending most of my time trying to get the colors just right. My three shapes ended up being bigger then I wanted so after I cut them down and placed them on the card, OOPS I saw my cut was a bit off....shhhh don't tell anyone.....

Thanks so much for looking at all my Challenge cards this week!!! I had so much fun being involved that I'm looking forward to giving it all a try again...

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Ok I got things kind of messed up today... I was going to the SCS Thursday challenge and I ran and made the card but it was for last week, oops I have a nice card though to add to my collections.

The first card was a challenge to use one word and some pink, Ok so I think I did that ok...

STAMPS: Starving Artists
Ink: water color pencils and basic black ink
EXTRAS: Clear embossing, White and black gel pen, ribbon, nesties,my one word

So the second card is the real SCS Challenge for today and it was a supply challenge, it was to crackle something, and well I don't have any crackle so I used paint and clear embossing to make somewhat of a crackle background, best I could come up with!!!

STAMPS: none I just cut the roses out of some flower paper
PAPER: basic white and a rose flower paper
INK: none, just black and white gel pen
EXTRAS< Nesties,Paint,Clear Embossing,Ribbon,

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

SCS Sketch Challenge...

Ok so today I did a sketch challenge at scs and wow was I pressed for time. I'm not to happy with how the cards turned out compared to all the amazing cards I saw that were entered. The talent most of the women have is just amazing and it really blew my socks off... It just went to show me I have alot of improving to do and I need to get better at this craft. What I made was not even close to being in their league...

But...The bread baskets images came today for me and what a suprise it was... Dear sweet Claire sent them to me, it's the first thing I have ever gotten from England. Thank you ,Thank you, Dear Sweet Claire... you made my week...

Blog Candy...

Juliet is having a blog candy giveaway, She has 10,000 hits on her blog...Just amazing
Here is here link: