Monday, April 12, 2010

Saturday Challenge 146- 2nd try

This is my second shot at the sketch challenge from Stamping 411. I had an intresting idea and wanted to try it out. Actually it is several ideas. I made the paper flowers from the boho blossoms punch

. The box uses the matchbox die (i got that die just last week and I LOVE it.) I used rich razzleberry for the outside sleeve, the inside base of the box is old olive. I used bermuda bay, whisper white, and taken with teal for the flat pieces on the top of the box I used cottage wall DSP for the flowers and i used white taffeta ribbon. I like working in minature it has been fun. I did 'cheat' a little on the bow. I tied the bow and then adhered it to the box with a glue dot. I really like how well it came together. I also love the texture folders SU has the texture they put onto the cardstock just rocks. Thanks Stamping 411 for the awesome sketch!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Stamping 411 challenge: #146

It is time for another sketch challenge at Stamping 411. I have used the bermuda bay with the cottage wall DSP before and I loved the look, so that is how I started on my card. I just got the vintage vogue stamp set Thursday so I have been wanting to ink it up and put it on a card *LOVE IT*. This sketch is so awesome ! I just love the scallops AND the ribbon with a bow. (I don't use full bows very often. I also used dazzling diamonds on the center of the small flower because it looked a little naked and was just crying out for SOMETHING. :D

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Pals Paper Arts Challenge 36

I have discovered a awesome site that has cool challenges to play with. This week's challenge was a color challenge: to use lavendar lace, barely banana, and certainly celery. I decided to use the SU Tea Party DSP because it has those colors. I had fun dreaming this card up. Once I got the idea sketched out it was simple to pull everything out, cut, stamp and put it together.

After I created the front of the card I got to thinking that the inside needed dressing up a bit. I was not quite sure what I would do at first, but I finally decided to echo parts of the front on the inside to have a 'common theme' going on with the card. Now I know the card will not be able to go through the standard postal mailing, but I think it would be so awesome to put inside a gift for a wedding shower or an annivesary.

Randy's birthday card

I got this idea from another lady I met at my SU! demonstrator's house the last time I went to a class.

I had made a different birthday card for Randy, but my mom said that I needed to do something at least somewhat funny for him. Well I remembered the other card and set out to make my own version. Emily laughed when I showed it to her. :D

Friday, April 2, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge 145

This will possibly be the annivesary card I give to my parents for their 29th wedding annivesary. I wanted to try out some of the patterns from the Sweet Pea patterns pack that I hadn't used yet. I love this stamp set, but I am just not quite sure I like the way this card came together.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

DCBD 171

I like the colors that I used on this card. Plus I love, Love, LOVE the words I used and the embossing folder. The embossing folder gives such crisp texture. It is a wonderful tool. I am also loving the taffeta ribbon. I will be sad when the soft suede color is retired because I love it.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Sunday Sketch Challenge

I used Heather's sketch for the inspiration for my card. I am pretty excited about this card except that I had to keep taking stuff up so that I could layer stuff under it. Oh, well. I love the card.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sweet Purple Flower Frame

A dear friend is expecting a little girl. I heard that she is thinking about doing purple and green in the baby's room. I LOVE purple and green so I wanted to make her something special. I used Cottage Wall DSP, black cardstock, pale plum cardstock, orchid opulence ink, rich razzelberry ink, the heart to heart punch, the XL fancy flower punch, and the finial press embossing folder. I wanted to find pearls, but I couldn't find it, but I didn't so I grabbed some adhesive backed rhinestones. I love how this turned out. :D

Friday, March 26, 2010

Sketch Challenge

Stamping 411 always has such excellent sketches I love it when I get to play along. This one is Saturday Sketch Challenge 144. I enjoy adding texture to my cards with the embossing folders. I think texture makes the card POP. I also love these colors together. Of course the DP kind-of made the choices obvious, but I still like them. Let me know what you think. :D I looooove comments.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

3 challenges!

I am so excited. I have managed to combine three challenges in my card. First a sketch challenge from Stamping 411, a color challenge from The Color Dare and a concept challenge from Stamp with Heather. Let me know what you think of my card.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


I love this stamp. Of course I have to ink it with my markers, but that still doesn't make much difference to me. I like the cuteness. I did this card for the last stamping session I had at my house. It was one of the two or three cards we made in addition to some projects. (My kids loved the projects more b/c they were FUN and some included CANDY.)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Congrats Hannah!

My youngest sister is graduating from High School. She finished her courses last week. So I have two cards here to give to her. One will be from me, the DH and the kiddos. The other one will be from Maw-Maw. I love the way both of them went together. Plus I love the Sweet Pea felt flowers. I hope, hope, hope Stamping Up will keep them around for their IBC for 2010-2011. :D

Monday, March 8, 2010

Butterfly Post-It holder

This post-it note holder was intended to go to someone for their birthday, but I forgot it as home. SO, it is still sitting around the house so I thought I would make good use of it by using it for a blog post. :D I do want to point out the rows of poked holes above and below the butterfly as well as the texture on the butterfly itself. I love to texture things with my Big Shot. It seems to me that it just adds so much visual appeal to have a bit of texture to a piece of solid colored cardstock.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Birthday Card

I discovered this little lion on chic 'n' scratch and I just loved him. The candy holder it is on was also a creation of hers. She posts videos of her projects so they are SO easy to follow along with. I made this little treat for my cousin Cassie's son, Kayden. I think he will really enjoy it.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Cottage Wall

I love this card. The paper is so cute and the colors just seem to go together so well. Esther has asked that we make it at our next card session. So I have ordered more paper because I did not have quite enough pale plum to make 8 of these or so.

SSC 141

I used this week's sketch from Stamping 411 for the inspiration for my card. I love the colors I used. I don't know that I have ever tried Ruby Red and Regal Rose together. However, since I was using the paper (Candy Shop, I think?) I tried to get what went together the best and obviously that was Ruby Red and Regal Rose. I also like the rounded diagonal corners. It is a technique that I occassionally employ on my own, but haven't in a while, so I was thrilled when I noticed that aspect of this week's sketch. I also stretched myself a little bit when I used cut the combo of coaster and paper for my card. I don't think I have ever managed to incorporate that technique into any of my cards to where I actually liked the way it looked. BUT I like it today. :D I think this will be a birthday card for one of my aunts. I am trying to make cards for the entire year ahead so that I will be able to send cards out with out having to frantically make cards at the last moment. (I reallly DON'T like doing that)

P.S. I would love to have new followers to my blog.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Clean and Simple Challenge #81

This is my try at some cards where I use the sketch from the Clean and Simple Sketch Challenge. I loved how simple these cards are. :D

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Soft and Lovely Card

I had fun creating this card for a lady I heard of through the homeschool play group. I wanted something fun with soft colors to help cheer her up as she is healing from (I believe) surgery. Love the beautiful DP ...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mojo Butterflies

I used the mojo monday challenge for this week as my inspiration for this card. I love the way it turned out. I turned the circles into butterflies and I LOVE the way it turned out.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Saturday Sketch Challenge # 137

I LOVE this sketch. Stamping 411 had an awesome challenge this weekend. I made two cards that I have taken pictures of and I have another one on my stamp table awaiting assembly. Thanks for the awesome sketch!
I inked the tree with old olive and soft suede markers and decided to use a second generation stamping of it on the inside of the card. I like how not re-inking the stamp leaves a much softer look. I also stamped a phrase in soft suede. This card is a sympathy card for the family of a high school friend. He recently died of cancer and I found out Friday night so this sketch got used as my sympathy card mojo.

My second card using this sketch I took Saturday to my demo. She was having a class at her house and I thought she would enjoy a card to thank her for being such a great demo (I have known her for probably 10 years she is SO awesome). I wanted to decorate the inside of the card so i used the same stamp as I had on the front, but instead of inking it white, I inked it bermuda bay and I stamped it off so the inside image would be softer.I also like how rich razzelberry and bermuda bay go together. I also made this card into an easel style card. I must say I have figured out for myself why so many of the people making these style cards make them that the front will stand up more (a very DUH! moment).

Thursday, February 4, 2010


This is my sweet boy. About two weeks ago the weather on a friday was GORGEOUS! so we went out into the back yard of gran's house and took some pictures in the green grass. By this point he was getting tired of having his picture snapped, but he still posed for me. He is so fun.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mojo Monday Challenge 124 card.

I combined two challenges. I did the sketch challenge over at Mojo Monday (#124) as well as a color challenge to use the colors: old olive, not quite navy, bordering blue, certainly celery, and soft suede. I had to scratch my head a few times as I puzzled out this card, but I like the end result pretty well.

Will's Birthday Card 2010

Josiah loved helping me make this card that I got the base idea from We cut out two extra top notes and he helped me stamp them. We used creamy caramel cardstock for the base, very vanilla and chocolate chip for the front top notes. We stamped in creamy caramel, close to cocoa and chocolate chip. Josiah had tons of fun just stamping this. As a matter of fact it touched off a new phase in my house. It is now a great treat for my kids to get to stamp and make cards during their break times from homeschooling. LOL. I hadn't thought of trying that before, but we are getting more school done now than I had hoped to in one day. :D Yay us!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge 136

Long title for (probably) a pretty short post. This is my first time to play at this challenge and I am so totally excited to be posting a card for a challenge. I used Stampin' Up! stuff on it and am excited about that, too. I also LOVE the colors on this card. Let me know what YOU think. :D

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New Me!

Yes, I have lost almost 50 pounds since this time last year and I am feeling GREAT! I am more flexible, have more energy and (I hope) more upbeat and positive about myself. I HIGHLY recomend to anyone over weight to try out Weight Watchers. I think they have an adaptable plan that will work with any lifestyle.

Ok. Enough of the advertisment for Weight Watchers.
I hope everyone is having a God blessed New Year. :D

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Car trouble

My blue Tahoe has had an annoying problem. The moulding on the passenger side doors has been trying to pop off. We took it into the shop several weeks back for them to look at and to try to get them to fix it. Sadly enough they did not have the parts for one of the doors so we had to wait until they got the part in. Then it had to be painted. Then I had to find the time (and energy) to drop it off and the weather had to cooperate. Today I finally got it to the shop. When I went to pick it up at about 4:15 the service guy went out with me to inspect the job the mechanics did. As he walked past the moulding on the rear passenger door he pressed on it to see if it was sticking properly. To my surprise, the moulding seemed to be resisting the glue. The service guy got some tape to put on the Tahoe to hold the moulding in place in the hopes that the glue will have time to totally bond to the moulding before I take the tape off tomorrow. I hope it does because I don't want to have to take it back again.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

cards 1/20/2010

The inspiration for these two cards came from some blogs I follow. I can't remember the name of the first one, but the second one is Diva Coffee Break Designs. I like how the second design is so simple. I am thinking about trying another card with that sketch, but that will have to happen later. :D

Monday, January 18, 2010

Back from a looong break.

Ok. So I have been away for a long time. Sorry guys. I guess I am not really cut out to be a GREAT blogger. I have found some inspiration, so I may (in between everything else) be able to make some cards.