Monday, December 10, 2012

ODBD December challenge

This was a real challenge for me since after the card was finished I discovered ink on two places. I would have probably tossed it and started over but one of my daughters colored these adorable bunny/bees. I have been hoarding it and decided it was time to make a card. It was just too cute to be tucked away in a box. I'm hoping the daisies added look planned. The jury is still out on that one! This one has Stickles on it so I will make some for spring cards that don't have Stickles  for our heroes. This one will go to my wonderful 91 year old Mom. She looks so forward to receiving cards and she shows them to everyone that comes to her home.

Stamp: Buzzy Friends Hop-it Bumble
House Mouse Designs
Card stock: Bazille
Border Punch: EK Success
Corner Punch: EK Success
Image: Colored with  colored Pencils

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

OWH Sketch Challenge #149

This is a great sketch and thanks to Ronnie who made the sample cards for this sketch. Because she made a variety of the sketch she gave me some really good ideas and I will be making more.  
 The pink in the sundae looks orange but it is really colored with a pink Copic.

DP: Penny Lane My Minds Eye
Pink strip: k & co. Peabody
Cardstock: Bazzill
Celebrate stamp: TCP
Sundae Digi: I will find the
source especially since it was
a freebie. 
Glossy Accents by Ranger

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Midweek Throwdown Winter Challenge

I love winter and love making winter cards. Thank you Holley for great inspiration on this challenge. Your cards are beautiful! I am always in awe of  all the creative women at OWH and I have learned so much and enjoy the challenges. Thanks for coming by and enjoy the start of your holidays.


Digi Image: Lisa Kennedy
card stock: Bazille
DP: The Paper Studio
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug snowflake
Ribbon: The Ribbon Boutique

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

OWH Sketch Challenge # 146

This sketch is so nice and I really enjoyed making this card. The image was colored last week and just waiting for some inspiration,and hear it is! Thanks to Katie for her beautiful sample cards. Have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by. 



Stamp: Magnolia ~Fruit Tilda
DP: The Girls Paperie ~ Vintage
DCWV Linen Closet for banner strip
colored with Copic
Cardstock: Bazille
Copic Markers~image
Button: Studio G colored with
Copic marker


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

OWH Red,white and Blue Midweek Challenge

For some reason I had so much trouble making these cards. It seemed as though everything I touched I messed up. Well I'm posting these anyway and they will be redone before they go to the troops. I'm not one to make excuses, but there is a solar eclipse coming and it's raining....Could that be the problem? Oh well! As Scarlet O'Hara said,"Tomorrow is another day" and let's see what I can mess up tomorrow! Thanks for looking but not too close,okay? 

Card stock: Bazille 
Digi : Free Vintage from Printables on Pinterest
Cuttlebug snowflake folder
Sentiment: Computer generated

Backgound Paper: the Paper Studio~ Vintage stripe
Bazille Card stock
Blue stars: The paper Studio ~ Vintage Stars
Sizzix star and heart die.
Sentiment stamp: Inkadinkado 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

ODBD November Challenge

This month the challenge is to dust off a rarely used tool or technique and use it on our card. This was a fun challenge and I used a layered Cricut die cut of a bee. I also used a studio G stamp that I have had for a long and only used once. I have not used my Cricut in a long time either since I tend to cut a lot out at one time. The border punch is from EK Success and I have only used it once.The sketch used is #139 .Thanks to our Daily Bread Designs.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day!                          

It is a rainy election day I'm so glad that my husband and I have already voted. This is a perfect day to be making cards for our Heroes. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Midweek Valentine Throw down challenge

Thank you for stopping by! I used sketch # 144  and embossed the background paper with a cuttlebug vine/leaf folder. I believe the stamp set is from TCP and the birds and vines were colored with Copic markers. My sweet daughter Holly, who also makes cards for OWH, gave me a set. I am still learning how to use Copics as you can see, but they are really fun! The deadline for the OWH Valentine cards is December 31st. Thank you and come back soon.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

HAPPY Fall Everyone!

I am so happy to be back.  All of the photos of the cards already sent to Caro are blurry, but hopefully that is going to change, so hang in there with me. There are so many great OWH  sketches and I have a lot of catching up to do. Here is the newest sketch and tonic studios is sponsoring the challenge. Please go and check out their site:  Here is my start on Valentine  cards. 



Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Midweek Throw down Challenge

The Midweek Throw down Challenge is for Thinking of you cards. I really enjoyed making this card for the challenge. I have been wanting to make a Lattice card after someone posted a link to Valita's blog on OWH Facebook. I wish I could remember who posted the link. I love Valita's creations and mine does not come up to her level, but I had a lot of fun. Thank you for stopping by and please come back soon.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

VCMP Challlenges

VCMP Challenge # 5 : It's A Party

VCMP Challenge # 10 Vintage
CVMP Challenge # 12 Boats and Ships

  VCMP Challenge # 13 : Embossing

Challenge 11 Rainforest Challenge

Challenge #4  Beachy  Thinking of You

VCMP Challenge # 1: Hot Tropics

Jungle Bee

I do believe this is a jungle bee. At least I will use him for the Jungle Challenge for Operation Write Home Virtual Card Making Party
I have wanted to make a card with this cute bumble bee for some time. When the challenge was posted I thought it would be a good time to use this image from This uses sketch is OWH sketch # 40.


Digi stamp: Beccky's Place

Cardstock: Bazille

VCMP Challenge # 9 & CAS

I scored the top and bottom of the card and inked
and embossed the folders. The butterfly I cut from
chipboard,covered with DP and embossed with Utee
after adding the pearls and stamping.
Paper K& company journey.
Stamp I believe is Inkadinkado.
Chalk Ink: Colorbox
Card stock: Colorbok

VCMP Challenge #9: Cut It Out

VCMP Challenge # 3 : Funky Fold

The Funky Fold card was so much fun to do after getting the cut on the card stock right. I realized after cutting a whole piece of card stock wrong that you can't do this in the dark! I love this design and can't wait to try it with other themes. This little French Scottie reminds me so much of  the three Scottish Terriers that we owned or should I say owned us. We had a Wheaton Scottie named Duchess, and the two black Scotties were Jacque and Tara. I love Scottish Terriers and I see one in my future but until then I will keep coloring Scottie digi's. 
 Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Card stock:  Bazille
DP: Paper Studio
Scottie Digi: Sherry K Designs
Ribbon: Ribbon Trends
Stamp: Inkadinkado

Thursday, February 9, 2012

VCMP Challenge # 6: Sand and Sea

This Challenge is a Sand and Sea Challenge. We are to use blues and tans in any shade. I am trying to make a card for each of the challenges. I have to admit they are a lot of fun and challenging! Thanks to all who have made the sample cards. Have a blessed day!

An added bonus is that he works for Challenge number 20. on the Doodle Pantry Blog. This card will linked to the Doodle Pantry blog challenge # 20.

Digi stamp :
Card stock:  Colorbok
DP: DCWV Linen Closet
Inks: Adirondack  & Color Box
Punch: EK
Twill Ribbon: Prima Harmony Collection 
Stamp: hugs and Kisses Inkadinkado


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

VCMP Challenge #2: Masculine Nautical

This is one of my favorite stamps from Since I grew up around the Crystal Coast and being a North Carolina girl I naturally love the ocean. I am a certified beach bum! Well some people think I'm just Certified and I must be to have such an obsession with card making and scrap booking. Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day.

Stamp: Impression Obsession
Music paper:  printed in blue.
Tan paper : stash
Stamped with Adirondack Earthtones
Pitch Black Pigment
& colored with Chalks.
Card 2 : Pearls are added and sentiment
is raised with dimensional  tape.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

February ODBD Challenge

The Challenge was to include Yummy ribbon On our cards. One of my daughters bought this ribbon for me and I don't know the company.. I have been hoarding it for several years and thought it was about time to use it. I believe it goes well with the Doodle Pantry Falling Ants stamp.

The paper is Colorbok Summer Kiss. Have a blessed day and thank you for stopping by!

I used just the flowers and the sentiment that came
with this adorable digi set.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

OWH Midweek Throw down Challenge

I finally got my OWH midweek throw down challenge done fairly quickly. Thanks to Paula S. with OWH who gave a tutorial on cutting and organizing our card stock and designer paper for the card fronts. I got busy after reading her tutorial and started cutting and organizing my paper and card stock into mats for my A2 cards. I also went through die cuts and digi stamps that were colored and matched the papers to those. It has really been nice to have the card fronts together instead of wandering around my craft room searching for the right paper. I still have more to organize but I have a great start. Thank you Paula for a great tutorial; you have no idea how much it helped me. Thanks to my awesome daughter Holly who printed a bunch of cards for me with the OWH stamp printed on the back. Those were already cut and folded so between Holly and Paula I am good to go! Thanks to both of you!
 The SVG cut for the street lamp is from Images by Heather M. The paper is Prima Botanical  6x6 paper stack.The Bible verse was done on my PC.  The park bench is a digi stamp and I will have to  post later and give credit to the designer. The bench was colored with Copics that Holly gave me for my birthday in December.

Monday, January 23, 2012

OWH Sketch Challenge # 105

We were under a tornado from the wee hours of the morning until 11 am today. The winds were very strong all night, so it made for a rather sleepless night. We are very blessed that there was no damage except for shingles blown off the roof. My prayers go out to those in Alabama who lost loved ones. Northwest Georgia really dodged what could have been a very damaging storm. I finally got around to making the OWH sketch # 105. I wish my photos looked like the cards actually do. I hope you are in a safe place tonight and out of the path of any storms. Thank you for looking and come back often!

Vintage Bike Die Cut: Cricut
Background paper: Prima Botanicals
Strips: Patterned paper by Girlie Paperie
Ribbon: American Crafts

   January 24, 2012

I love this sketch and had to make another one today. After gluing the circle down it dawned on me that I wanted to pop dot it. I do this all the time you and you would think I would learn but no....If you have ever tried to pull up something after using heavy duty glue, it doesn't work out too well. I use to have a product called Undo but haven't seen it in the craft stores lately. I need it with all the mistakes I make. Undo works great for removing any glue without damaging your paper or photo.

Paper: K& Co. Peabody
Sentiment: K& Co. 
Die cut Umbrella: Cricut


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

ODBD January challenge

The weather today has been awful! It is rainy and chilly but it makes for a great day to make cards. My thanks goes to Our Daily Bread Stamp Company for supporting OWH. This is the third challenge which to use three patterned papers on our cards. I tend to use too large of a design on my cards and the paper does not show up as much as I would like. I wish I had more real estate to work on or maybe just make the images smaller! Thank you for stopping by. Please check out

Stamp: Sketching Stamper
Colored With: Copic Markers 
& Kimball Water Color Art pencils.
Paper: Prima Botanicals.
Ribbon: from stash

Monday, January 2, 2012

OWH Sketch Challenge # 101

This clothesline reminds me of Amish country where you see clothes hanging on the clotheslines of all the farms. I have pictures of clothes from an Amish farm I visited in Lancaster, PA. It was taken with their permission of course. This sketch is really late for the challenge.It turned out really cute, but the picture is blurry. I can not get a clear picture most of the time. One of the things I want to do this coming year is to improve my photography skills and figure out what the problems are. I wanted to get it posted and try to get some other sketches done. Thank you for looking and I hope your new year is off to a good start. My prayer is that all of our heroes will be home soon. Blessing to you!

The DP: My Minds Eye
Bazille Cardstock
Beads are from my stash
I used chalk pastels to color the 
Digi: Broken Box Stock
Digi was colored with Copics