Tuesday, December 27, 2011

You're Sweet Cupcake card

We are having wind advisories all day today and this after a tornado hit a few miles from our house on December 23rd. We had wind damage with another apple tree~ gone. My favorite classic movie is "Gone With The Wind" but this is a bit much. I think it's a good day to try to get some cards made for OWH.
I hope all of you had a wonderful and safe Christmas or Hanukkah! We had a great time with our family and almost one year old Great grandson that we saw for the first time.
 This is another love card that I did not have time to post before Christmas. I hope to improve my photography skills this coming year. Thank you for visiting my blog and enjoy the rest of your holidays.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Owh Sketch #99

This is the Sunday sketch # 99. I was a little resistant in the beginning but
I am really loving trying each new challenge. I believe it is all the great
inspiration from the samples that are posted from very talented women
that made me want to try these and now I am hooked!


Snowflake: Oriental Trading
Cardstock: Cardstock warehouse
Green Ho Ho Ho paper
Paper Studio
Digi: I am not sure who designed this
cute digi,if you know please let me know 
and I will edit to give the designer credit



Sunday, December 11, 2011

Star burst Card

After watching OWH on Thursday and Sandy made a Star burst card,I could not wait to make one. I have been wanting to make some of these and now I am hooked! These are so much fun and such a great way to use up scraps that you just can't throw away. I am so anxious to make more with different styles of paper.  Here is the tutorial so you can make one; Try it it's fun. Thank you for looking!

Star burst papers: My Minds Eye Market Street 
Je taime paper: Scissor Sisters
Creme card stock:  Card stock Warehouse
Flowers: Prima & Studio G
Stamp: TPC Studio -Little Lovin
Paper punch: Fiskars Fan

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Snowman Card Sketch #98

What a terrible day this has been. I thought taking a picture of the snowman card I made yesterday would make today end better than it started. Today, someone shot a very beloved dog that belongs to my daughter and son-in-law. He is at the Emergency vets office after having surgery for a severe wound. We are praying that he will be back with us in a few days. We have acreage and I believe a hunter shot him on purpose. What a sad world it is that someone would shoot a dog just for sport. He is very badly wounded and I pray Otis will be alright. He is one of the best dogs you will ever find and this is an absolute tragedy. I am sorry for Heather and David for having to go through this. I hope this card makes you smile.


Background snowflake paper: The Paper Studio Country Snowflakes
Cardstock : Paper Studio and Bazille
Nestabilities: oval scallop
Stamps: Inkadinkado
Ribbon: Offray

Friday, December 9, 2011

Gina K Designs Joy Ornament Card

I think this Gina K digi is so pretty.  I made this as a  personal card for Christmas. I will try it with other colors, but I really like the blue and silver.

The free digi :http://www.ginakdesigns.blogspot.com/
Blue card stock: Bazille
Silver: stash
Shimmer accents: Silver Stickles and Stardust Stickles

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

OWH Sketch Challenge # 98

Pink Background Paper: K& Co. Peabody
Tile paper and check are from my stash.
Stamp: Stampabilities Relaxing Bubbles
Ribbon: American Crafts
Buttons: Studio G

ODBD December Challenge : Get Sentimental

The ODBD for the December Challenge is to make a card with the sentiment as the focal point. I love these challenges, but what I invision rarely is what  I end up with in my cards. I love sentiments and just words in general, so this should have been easy ,,,right?  I do want to thank ODBD for their generosity for donating $25 dollars for every 25 cards up to 50 cards. Please go check out their beautiful website @ http://ourdailybreaddesigns.com/
I printed both papers from:
The sentiment I wrote in Microsoft.
Stamp is: Tim Holtz
Ribbon: Michaels
Scallop:Nestabilities and pierced.                                  


Sunday, December 4, 2011

Archway Cookie Mission

Archway is partnering with OWH and the mission is to make love/valentine cards for our troops. Archway will send 5,000 cookies for 5,000 cards. Here are a few of the cards I made.

Sunday, November 20, 2011


It is almost Thanksgiving  and I have been reflecting on all the people I am  grateful to have in  my life. I am so grateful that I am a child of God and grateful for my family and friends. I am not always grateful for what I have, but I have all I need and that should be enough!  When I think of our troops who are away from their families
it brings everything into perspective. I am very blessed. So say a prayer for our troops and say a prayer for peace and pray they will all be home soon. To all of you that took the time to read this, blessings to you and Happy Thanksgiving!

My mom is 90! I am so thankful I still have her. She is a real blessing. She ask me to make a card for her neighbor. I hope she and her husband like it.
The digi stamp is from Marianne Walker@ Imagination International Inc. I colored  the digi with my artist pencils and blended with Rembrandt mineral spirits. The cardstock is Bazzill and the DP is Bo Bunny Autumn Wood Fun.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Winter Cards

I have been making Love/Valentine and other cards for OWH.  I found this beautiful digi stamp from Beccky's Place and knew I had to make a card.  The image is so pretty and I did not do it justice,but maybe the next one will turn out better. I think one reason I fell in love with this stamp,besides being lovely, she reminds me of my two beautiful daughters. It is raining today and looks very wintry; it is a perfect day for card making and there are snowmen waiting for me.
The digi was colored with art pencils and blended with 
high quality mineral Spirits and a blending tool. 

Digi: Beccky Place, Paper: Colorbok embossed with the
Cuttlebug snow flake folder and cut with the Scallop 
Trim is from my mom's stash.
I added Star Dust Stickles to the card for sparkle.
This card will be used as a personal card.

I  colored this one similar to the one Beccky
made. I used Bazzille cardstock and punched
the white cardstock with the Fiskars fan punch.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thank you Veterans

It is the night before Veterans Day and I think of my Dad who was an Army officer in World War II.
Dad was in Europe in the 66th Panther Division. He was just the best Dad any girl could ever hope to have. So tomorrow along with seeking out veterans to thank; I will think of  Dad and Thank God for blessing me with a wonderful Dad and for his service to our country.

  Now, for a few cards made for heroes. The first card was made by Austin, one of my four Grandson's. Austin made a great card and he did it with little help. He wrote the note without any help. I was so amazed at how expressive he was in writing his note to a hero.The other two cards are for our heroes to send home to their loved ones.


The cute mouse and Giraffe are for the next box of cards for OWH.
Paper is from my stash and their is not a label on it. I do remember it came from a paper pack,but I don't know what company. The cardstock is Colorbok and Bazille, The stamp used on both cards is Inkadinkado.



Monday, November 7, 2011

Valentine Cards

I really like Elizabeth O. Dulembas' digi stamps. These chameleons were so much fun to color. Not having Copics, I color with art  pencils and blend with odorless Mineral Spirits and a blending paper tool.

Designer flower paper: Anna Griffin 
Sentiment samp: Inkadinkado Hearts and Love.
Cardstock embossed with Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Background Paper : Colorbok pattern paper
Cardstock punched with Martha Stewart 
Scallop Punch.
Heart: Home Decor Cricut Cartridge.

Digi Stamp: Beccky's Place
Decorative corners: Sizzix 
Sentiment stamp: Inkadinkado Hearts and Love 
  Bird Flourish stamp: Inkadinkado
Sentiment stamp: Tim Holtz
flourish stamp: Tim Holtz
Bird stamp: Inkadikado Hearts ans Love
Bling: Jolee
I stamped the edges with another Tim Holtz stamp in the same set.
Studio G flowers with bling and a feather were added as embellishments.
I stamped the bird stamp and cut it out to place above the flowers.
Digi stamp: Beccky's Place
Red cardstock : Bazille
Sentiment: I printed and backed with silver metallic paper.


Monday, October 31, 2011

First Kiss

This card is created for Operation Write Home.  The card was designed based on the above sketch in the Stars & Stamp Blog Sunday Sketch Challenge.

The pretty red cardstock is embossed with hearts and love sentiments.  The white stripe with light pink writing was cut using a Martha Stewart scalloped border punch.  The precious image is from Inger Harding and colored using pencils. The image is bordered with a black card stock.  The pink design paper has a image of  musical notes in a slightly darker pink that has been distressed on both the back drop piece and the sentiment.   The sentiment is popped on foam tape.
What is sweeter than a first kiss?             

I cannot believe it is November the first already and I am making  love and Valentine cards! This is the first sketch that I have tried for OWH and I loved it. I will make a few more with this sketch and then try some of the others. Happy November and please let me know what you  think.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Vintage Christmas Paperbag Album

This Album was one of my first paper bag albums. I make them entirely different now. I learned so much from different scrapbook artists on You Tube.  I especially love Laura from  Follow The Paper Trail. My albums look so different now, but we all learn and improve with time.  The papers and tags are Daisy D's Timeless Christmas. I love Daisy D's vintage papers. My vintage Christmas photos will be put into this album in time! I will eventually list some other scrapbook artist who have inspired me.