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.