Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Baby Bear

I found this card in an old file of cards that I had made some time ago. This image is from an Art Impressions stamp set #2898. There are 4 baby type stamps and they are each adorable. I stamped this image on water color paper and used Marvy markers to water color it. The fun part of Art Impression is all the info and directions you get with the stamps. It is so easy. This was a simple card to make. I just water colored the edge of the paper and affixed it to the DP. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Thanksgiving Cornucopia

This is another card done for my Church group. When I was looking for stamps for this project I had a great deal of trouble finding stamps of a more traditional nature. My friend Rene and I were on the hunt and we went to Michael's, JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby. Mostly we found cartoonish type stamps or modern. Really nothing that suited what I wanted to do. I gave up but luckily Rene didn't. When we were checking out of Hobby Lobby she wouldn't let me see what she bought at first. Then she presented me with this stamp from Cynthia Elmore that she'd found in the sale bin. It's perfect. I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with Copics. The sentiment is Northwood Rubber Stamps. I cut out with a Nestabilities and added some glitter to give it some punch. Hope you like it.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Christmas Tree

This is Snowy Tree from Impression Obsession. I picked this up at the Novi stamp show last August. The sample that the Impression Obsession booth had up for this was just so beautiful I had to get this stamp. I stamped it with Memento Cottage Ivy, but went over it with Copic YG67 Moss. Then I added the Christmas red bird (Art Impressions) colored also with Copics. The most fun was adding Flower Soft. This by the way is the second version of this image. The first was a little heavy handed with the Flower Soft and it looked like it was covered with cotton. On this one I used about 1/3 of the amount and I liked it a lot better. I cut it out with a Mega Curved Rectangle from Nestabilities. The same with the Green mat. The DP is Basic Grey Wassail.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Paper Pieced

This is another of my attempts at holiday humor. I tried some paper piecing with this card. I stamped the chair and lamp first then I stamped the turkey. I then stamped the chair and lamp on DP and cut them out. After adhering the chair I took a marker and just highlighted the edges. Doesn't this chair look like something that should have been put out by the curb along time ago??? I just felt that this DP would work for a frumpy chair. You'd be so blinded by it the turkey would just fade away. All stamps are from Rosie Roadshow. The sentiment is computer generated and the sticker is from the dollar bin at Michael's. Hope you like it.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Christmas Snow Village

This is another embossing folder from CuttleBug. I think some of these folders are destined to be classics. I've used this folder on many different colors and types of card stock. They are all beautiful. I even did this and the Lace Tree in black. Hmmm what do you think this would look like on black Core-dinations paper??? I kept this very simple and elegant with no embellishments. The Red Rocket Pure Luxury is Gina K and I think it really sets off the white. The sentiment is Stampendous Holiday Messages. Easy peasy card to make. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Ham

This turkey is really trying to save itself. Do you think it's a little self centered to throw the pig into the forefront of a big dinner??? I know my sense of humor can be a little warped at times but really---ham is good. I like a nice sugar cured ham with a little scalloped potatoes. Throw in a nice salad, but hmm I think that's Easter.
Well back to this card. Stamps are Rosie Roadshow, colored with Copics and the sentiments are computer generated. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Rhinestone Christmas Tree

Is there such a thing as too many rhinestones or even too few. I used the CuttleBug Lace Christmas tree for this card and added Kaiser Scrapbook Rhinestone for some bling. I added one and it looked lonely so I started adding more. Pretty soon I didn't know when to stop. I think there's enough sparkle on here to satisfy anyone. Actually now that I think of it, it really is a patriotic Christmas card. The Red Rocket Gina K Pure Luxury card stock, the white tree and the blue rhinestones make a very pretty combination. What do you think??? Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Chicken

I'm making some Thanksgiving cards for a church group and since I like to be a little irreverent about some Holidays I decided to have some fun with a few of the cards. These stamps are all from Rosie Roadshow. The combination possibilities with her stamps are infinite. I colored with Copics and the sentiment is computer generated. Thanksgiving can be such a fun Holiday, of course it really is important to be grateful for the blessings in our lives, but these days it is also important to have a sense of humor.
Anyway, after coloring the image I cut it out with a Nestabilities and same for the mat. The sentiment just had the corners rounded and I ran the Pumpkin Orange around the edge. The little acorn is a sticker found in the dollar bin at Michaels. Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Christmas Redo

I tried this same design again, but with slight differences. Using the same punches from EK Success (trees) and Martha Stewart (village) but with different color paper for the trees. With the CuttleBug embossed layers I simply cut them at an angle (these were the leftovers from the previous card--waste not want not) and added the snowflake brad with the blue flat back pearl from the Recollection Autumn collection I picked up at Michael's. The Merry Christmas is from a Christmas set by Fiskars. I think I like this layout a bit better but that's just me. I may play with this some more and see what I come up with. I still need to finish my Thanksgiving cards for my church group and design more Christmas cards for next months card gathering at my cousins. Lots of fun coming up. Hope you like it.

Monday, September 21, 2009


I am going to my cousins in a couple of weeks to work with some friends to start the Christmas card making. Whoowee it's coming too soon (Christmas I mean).
Anyway I saw a similar card to this at Stamp On It in Grand Rapids. It uses the tree border punch from EK Success and the village punch from Martha Stewart. It's a really cute design. I changed it up a bit by adding the two layers of CuttleBug embossed (Divine Swirls and Swiss Dots) to it. It's hard to see from my poor photography but there is allot of stickles on there also. The blue metallic paper gives a little shine. I did use my Prismas to add a little color the trees. An easy card to make once I had the layout set. Hope you like it.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Ann

This is another of Mo Manning's digi stamps. I really, really love this image. This could be me and any other girl/woman who loves to read. I made this card for my sisters birthday since I know she'll love it also. I colored with Copics and found some nice striped paper to use with fun colors. There really isn't too much to say about this particular card. I think it speaks for itself. I look at this image and long for an older house with lots of nooks and crannies and of course window seats. It has to be an old house, new houses just don't have the right atmosphere. Anyway I really had a great time making this card and especially sending it to my sister for her birthday.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Baby Card

I haven't done too many baby cards, but it seems I have a fondness for giraffes. Anyway this card is from early on in my card making career. I'm not even sure about any of the products used. I believe the giraffe is a Rosie Roadshow and I probably colored with Tombows. I hand drew the balloons and used some peg alphabet stamps for the letters. I have no idea where the Congrat stamp is from. Probably should have kept better track of what I was doing, but who new about blogging 3 years ago. The DP is just adorable.

Friday, September 18, 2009


I haven't been posting lately cause I'm busy doing nothing. Not true. I just can't tell you what I've been doing, not because it's a secret I just can't figure out what it is I do all day. You know how it is. You get up in the morning with all these grandiose plans for what you want to accomplish that day and when you go to bed at night not much of it is done and you're exhausted from it. The one thing I miss about working is not having any structure to the day. Well that and not having paid Holidays and filling out the vacation schedule and also those terrific Personal Days!!! Anyway I've got some cards coming down the pike but since one is my sisters birthday card I can't post that yet. Not that she looks at my blog, but you never know. I'll post some cards up soon I promise. If you need a fix go to some of the blogs I cruise.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Copic Creations Challenge

This is for the Copic Creations Challenge No. 11---Favorite Color Combinations. This is the first challenge I've ever entered but when I heard that the sponsor was Mo Manning I just had to participate. This image from Mo is so much fun I had to use it. My favorite colors are blue and green so I went with that for my Nuns. Aren't they a hoot. I added some grass for them to be dancing in and sponged in some blue for the sky. Nuns habits, as a rule, aren't all that colorful but I think these Sisters can get away with lime green shoes. The challenge runs til Sept. 14th and Mo Manning is giving a $20 gift certificate to her store as the prize. WOW!! The Copics I used were skin E00, E11,E13,E21,YR61 and R02 (each Nun is different) Habits are B21,B93,B39,E41 and E44. Shoes are YG03 and G24. Hope you like it.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Vellum Sympathy

The fence is done. Yesterday was a very busy day. I finished the last four sections of fence with the second coat of stain and it looks great. After resting a bit I looked at the forecast and saw the prediction of rain for today and decided to get a head start on the mowing. Usually Bruce takes the rider and does most of it and I do the edges with the walk behind. My thinking was to get the back yard done since that takes the longest to dry out and do the edges. Bruce was playing golf so I figured he could do the rider thing when he got home. Well, once I got started I just did it all. All this to explain why no new cards for a few days. No time!!! This card was done in my "Pretty vellum" frenzy. I just love the organic nature of this vellum. So beautiful. The sentiment is from Papertrey "With Sympathy"

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Kid's Card

A while back I participated in a project to make cards for some military personnel about to be deployed. The idea was to make cards for them to take with them so they could use them to send back to family and or friends. This Changita set was a great one for guys to have for their kids. I guess it went over pretty well (it was done a surprise for the son of the instigator of the project. The funny thing was, the wives of some of the men about to be deployed saw them and loved them enough to get a share of them. Well mail goes both ways so that's great. I colored these with Prismas and Gamsol and cut them out with Nestabilities Label One. Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Home Work

Today is a non card post day. I'm too busy!!!! Unfortunately work has caught up with me. The day before yesterday I started staining our fence out back. I did the outside and the little fence in front last year and now I have to do the inside Ugh. Yesterday Bruce and I started to look for something in the garage and ended up cleaning it out. We managed to give a bunch of stuff to his son a few days ago and yesterday we gave some more STUFF to neighbors. We ended up with five bags of trash and a rug to throw out. The garage looks great now. We also did some more staining of the fence, Bruce doing the high and me the low. Works great on my thighs when I do squats and stretches. We started off the AM with more staining but it's getting hot so we're taking a break and heading out to find what we need for a banner and poster for his 55 year high school reunion. I've made banners before on the computer but I'm having trouble finding the paper. Bummer. I'll try to post cards tomorrow. I have Craft Night at my church tonight and plan to work on my Thanksgiving cards. See You.. Hove a great Labor Day weekend.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


This is a card done for Halloween I made in 2006. I've learned allot in the past 3 years but I still like this card. Now, I would have more layers but for a beginner it's nor too bad. Any way these images are all from Rosie Roadshow. The coloring is with Tombow markers. I've now learned that the paper I color on is very important and now I mostly use Copics or Prismas with Gamsol for coloring. I'll be posting cards from the past over the next few days because I'll be very busy. I've several household projects to work on and I'm making cards for a Church group. More about that later. Hope you are having a good week and looking forward to the holiday. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Guy Card

This is a card I made for the guys in my family. When I put together the gift pack of cards for my nephews I make these cards for them. Both the image and sentiment are from Custer's Last Stamp, a Michigan Co. The stamp actually has a couple of clothes pins at the top but I cut them off. I then stamp on to DP and color in the waist band the ties and the stars. I've made a slew of these cards and so far the guys really like them. (They like me, they really like me!) lol. Any way this is a fun card to make and I've now gotten Amy's Boutique Set from All That Scraps which has a slip and sentiments to coordinate. This will be a fun set to give at Christmas.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Planet Keeraphtee

Aliens, aliens ooh scary. This is a really cute stamp from Stamping Bella. I colored this with Prisma pencils and Gamsol at a class awhile ago and have had this card sitting around waiting for me to come up with a sentiment. The hardest part sometimes of card making. Any way my friend Sandy used this stamp for a Halloween card (it's really great) but I wanted a Birthday card so this is what I came up with. The striped paper is vellum (my stash is about all gone now, time to hunt up some new). I cut out the image, sentiment(which is computer generated), and color blocks with Nestabilities Deckled Rectangles. The little stars (?) are a stubbie from Stamps by Judith. Hope you like it>