Thursday, December 10, 2009

Happy Holidays...
I am taking a break from any challenges this week. Just decided to show some of my cards I made over the last couple years. I
colored this with regular brush markers but the ornament was
done with a water brush and marker. Added silver starlight gel to circles and top with dimensional glaze. I think the image is inkadinkado???
Anyway see ya next week, stay happy!!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

I got as dark as I could get with this one....
I used orange cardstock from DCWV, distressed the front by applying tape and peeling away layers and scruffing up with burnt umber ink,
random scorbug and scor-pal used. Hat was stamped on white cardstock and I drew melted area in green and cut-out and glued to card front.
T-3039 Pumpkin Day (retired) was used for hat and witching you, the rest of saying was stamped on clear sticker sheet trimmed close and stuck to card. I was stumped for this challenge, but had a couple cards in my head and got them done Fri. nite watching Medium on CBS. I hope you get the pun!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Gold Greetings to all...
Here is my card for SSC, which had to have weaving. I used DCWV cardstock for base and scored with scor-pal and scor-bug on sides.
Distressed the card edges too. I used Nesties Label #1 for the gold dotted-swiss embossed and
green DCWV cardstock. All strips are same cardstock used for weaving and cut out with scalloped oval Nestie. TAC stamp sets are the Holly from T-1253 Christmas Fun and the Merry Christmas Oval R-2721 (both sets retired).
I embossed the Merry Christmas Oval with detail gold powder on white bristol board cut out and touched edges with burnt umber ink. The Holly was embossed with black detail powder on Bristol board and colored with Marvy brush Markers and stardust red and green pens from Sakura. I took my time getting the idea as it is the middle of the week, but I think it was worth it. I am liking my own work and may have to make several more. What do you think?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

My Name is Play All Day Penny...
I jump rope all day singing, knocking over stuff
and breaking everything in my path. I just smirk and say "My Bad"
I was made with T3143 Spunky Sprite Girls
T2412 Enjoy Today(retired) colored background with watercolor crayons and waterbrush.
Flowers, pots and Penny colored with Bic Markers. Base card Navy DCWV Bristol Board for all colored cut out pieces. I hope Ya'll get the story and Like me.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

I love this card so much it will work for the SSC
The challenge was Nature that you'd see in the fall. I used all TAC stamps and DCWV papers.
Stampsed leaves on paper and cut out for fall colors and texture. The red leaf is embossed with
cuttlebug folder spiderweb and gold ink rubbed on surface. The coloring of the leaf pile was done with markers and waterbrush. You can get so many colors by adding water. I don't use watercolor paper so I have to keep it from getting too wet. What do ya think?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

This one was quick....
Got new inkadinkado stamp Gravestone and
just repeated it without the raven. Popped up
middle stone, added popped witch and ghosts for an errier feel no words needed. Gray base card
was scorebugged and I ran the bug over black ink pad first to darken holes. Stamped TAC India Ink off once and on card base with euphoric elements T-2851(retired). Used T-2868 fresh air favorites in gray on card front at bottom edge, not really meant to be seen heavily. All color on this card was Marker and waterbrush. India Ink for all stamping. The bats were from another inkadinkado stamp with a cresent moon, I masked off moon and stamped just the bats 3 times. ALL popped pieces are stamped on bristol board which is very heavy. Wire is glued to back of witch for support as I cut it out closely. All white edges of pieces were washed with gray. Hope it is Ghastly Enough.....

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I love cranberries....
This is my card for SSC using a turkey.
I used Kraft cardstock for the base and all the cardstock is The Paper Co. The "tail-feathers" are
T-742 Luscious Leaves(retired) and The Turkey
is T-1139 Give Thanks all TAC sets. I used computer font Vintage Typewriter in Maroon
printed on clear full sheet labels, cut in strips and applied to card. I planned the turkey and my Tom came up with the words.
We work together like this alot. The turkey was colored with Bic Markers. All leaves for tail were stamped and cut out and glued on. Turkey is popped up on foam tape.
I hope ya'll like this one!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

This was a hard one...
Here is my card for Barb's HDH013
Bizarre Beauty School Dropout!
I looked thru all my stamps and nothing popped so I went to my Printmaster15. A little computer help for the skull added hair and and lips.
Blood of Dracula Script for the sentiment. Put clear glaze on lips. Stamped TAC euphoric elements(retired) around card then scored and used scorebug. I tried my best!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Hello everybody....
I am working on a couple challenge cards so here
is a card I did just for me. Using two TAC sets. I paper pieced the leaves and all paper is from DCWV. The stamp of kitty in leaves was colored with waterbrush and marvy markers. The red leaf was run thru the cuttlebug with a spiderweb folder for dimension. Swiped with Brilliance Gold over red leaf. I think I want to do something at the top under the words; add a ribbon...cause it looks too white. What ya think?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Hello my Friends...
This is my card for the SSC Challenge-Friendship Card and make your own background.
I used the distressed stripe folder from cuttlebug and also used the scorebug around the edges to match the center brown circle under the dove.
I punched 3 times to get the sentiment to fit in window, punch is from SU and a wonderful tool.
The Dove is from TAC peace set and sentiment also TAC both are retired. I thought it was too dark but Kraft makes everything kind of rustic.

Here it is my first try at Barb Foster's Challenge
at HDH...
What's hiding under the bed? These Little
Monsters are from the Recollections Stamp Set from Michael's. I glittered, glazed, sparkled
and glitzed these babies. I used wiggley eyes for
2 of the monsters but used dimensional glaze for the red one. The paper on him is from TAC Fruiti Fusion. The green Monster on the right is made from a holographic Klennex Box. Eyes paper is DCWV and I used the ever popular Drippy-Goo MS Punch. Hope it appears glitzy to you too!
Have a happy week and check under your Bed tonight!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Good Morning to all;
Here is my take on the Fall Card for SSC....
The background is embossed with Versamark and clear EB. I brayered Ranger Big and Juicy Spice on glossy cardstock. The leaves are TAC (retired). Cardstock is #80
Cocoa and #80 Cappacino from Marco. The metallic gold is also Marco. It is hard to see the versamark stamped leaf with autumn in small square. The little leaves are punched from metal and glued around the orange floss.
I enjoyed making this card and I hope you enjoy viewing it. Thanks for coming by and have a good week!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Do you ever feel like your being watched......

This is my card for SSC I hope it is Spooky enough!

I used DCWV paper with eyes and plaid for the window. Punched MS Drippy Goo for under the window.
Stamped Spooky from Inkadinkado Stamps.
Added black ink to all distressed card edges.
View of inside of card in next pix.
Printed the saying on computer (Blood of Dracula Font)
in red.
Stamped TAC Happy Hallo-scream in black. Used Nesties Label #1 to cover window detail &
embossed TAC Eeek in red. I hope yall like this one!
Have a Good Week!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!! From all my babies! I know I am a big girl now and I should put away my toys. But this is my collection , or part of it. Teddy Bears or just plain cute animals
people have given me like the Zebra as I love them!! The bear is from My Tom for Valentine's and the Monkeys are my PASSION now!!
The Sock Monkey in the middle I knitted myself.
2 weeks knitting every night while watching TV.
Another pix of him in a later post. I have been getting all kinds of Birthday Greetings from everyone and I want to say THANK YOU for a really Great DAY!!!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Birthday card 2 could be used for the manly-man too as the colors are black and white with a punch of red. Paisley stamp and sentiment are TAC(both retired). One more day till my Big Day!!!
Happy Days to all of you too! Oh, I forgot to tell yall My Tom got a job. He works at Kellogg which used to be Murray Biscuit. They made Murray cookies and now they make Nabisco 100 calorie snacks. Tom is the palletizer. He puts cases on pallets. What's your good news of the Day?

Monday, October 12, 2009

I am highlighting Birthday cards for the next few days....WHY YOU ASK???
Cause my 58th Birthday is October 14th!!!
I love birthdays and making cards for birthdays!! The card shown here was made using the Cuttlebug Birthday Folder.
I embossed the four different colors of cardstock, cut into 1/4's and rearranged color blocks. Happy birthday stamp is T-2956 Linear Sentiments attached to metallic cardstock strip. Hope your week will be Happy too!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Now that I finished these Halloween Treat Boxes for Barb's Macabre Monday Challenge #8 here
they are in full photo. But the close up photos are better. All stamps used are TAC and the box template is from Oriental Trading. I made 25 but only have about 10 kids that come around. I fill with 3-4 kinds of candy from the $1.00 store.

The white ghost on the gray boxes is stamped on white sticker paper and cut out. I only made 6 gray boxes so needed 12 ghosts. I used a black stardust glitter pen on the ghost eyes and mouth and on the cracks on tombstone. Tombstone stamp a $1.oo bin special at Michael's. I did emboss the black box but decided to just use Moonlight white Brilliance Ink on the others since I made 6 more and then adding the orange circle with an eyelet ( see top photo) I had a good time making these, hope you like them.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Presenting My "pierced circle bird card"....
I had to make a template for piercing circles, so I made 2 and using the cuttlebug and Nesties sure makes it all so much quicker to cut heavy plastic. But on to the card, TAC sets peace and retired sparkle.
Burnt Umber ink used on Kraft paper and all other cdstock and paper is DCVW. Fussy cut the wing and poppped up. Made several with matching envelope(striped paper). Nothing special this week just working on Halloween treat boxes. Must tell you about great purchase this week. I earned $50.00 in gift-cards at thru My reading emails and ads. I ordered Nesties Plain Ovals and Labels #1 each was around $19.99. Also got Ranger Tuscan Garden Alchol Ink set for $8.99 and the shipping for whole order was only $2.99. I ordered on Wed, it shipped Thur. and I got it Fri!!! So I can play all weekend. But I had gotten Free Movie Tickets fromeating alot of Rice Pudding and I took My Tom to the Movies on Sat. and we saw FAME!!! OMG, You gotta see it!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Here is my first Christmas card(non-traditional colors) and my entry for SSC it had to have a tag on it! I love this TAC set Peace and the tag is a retired set also TAC. I used versamark for background and TAC Ink All-American Blue(retired). DCWV paper for the wing, tag and inner circle cut w/Nesties. The dove is stamped on inside of card and circle cut out of front. This may be my card for Christmas this year. I usually make 50. Better start now and look for more of the blue paper or may replace with dark blue circle or even white. How did I do? Have a great week!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

I Love this cause it is an original idea of mine. Anything but a card is the Challenge at SSC and mine is a writing set. Front has a tag attached for gift-giving. Top inside has a strip of butterflies
holding the envelopes. Strip has a velcro tab at bottom.

Paper below is perforated at top for
easy removal. The butterfly stamp is a retired set from TAC, but one of my favorites. I used resist and rainbow ink on glossy cardstock. You can't see it but the butterflies on tag and envelope strip are embossed with white and Kaleidascope EB Powders.
I hope you like this today!
Have a Good Week!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I am so late getting this card on my blog for the latest SCS Challenge. I used I See The Moon (retired TAC ) &
Bookboo Blessings for the saying T-2892, india ink and Sunset ink from TAC. All cardstock from The Paper Company. Gold Stardust Pen also used. I picked the stamp set and verse then put everything together.
How did I do?? Have a good week!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Halloween is coming...
I am getting a head start with this Flying Monkeys Wall Thingy! I saw it in a catalog and said I can totally make this and for alot less than $7.99 plus shipping. You can see the original @ where they have alot of Halloween Stuff "Barb" and other holidays also.
No stamping on this one but the ink used was TAC Sunset & Seaweed. Black MS Cardstock from Michaels 18 x18 sheet 1/2 0ff $1.99. It's heavy but does not bleach well. I am looking for Black cardstock that bleaches out real light/ Any Ideas? the striped paper on shoes is DCWV also purple and yellow cardstock DCWV. black wire, eyelets in my stash and cardboard from My Toms' Postage Stamp purchases off e-bay! Burnt Umber ink used on edges and surface to age. White computer paper 8-1/2 x 14 put thru computer and used Curls MT font. I took the picture outside for better light. It is hanging on my dining room wall. Well what do ya think??

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Happy Day! It is Sunday and I am still here! I am surviving with some sinus thing or a summer cold. I cough all night and sleep all day. Trying to finish a Halloween wall thingy, will post soon. But here is my last card. The black ribbon is $1.00 Michael's bin and the stamp is T-2878 Cute Curliques from Angel Co. of course. I thought they matched pretty well. Tom still not working but has many leads and going out again tomorrow. Today is our 12th Anniversary. I gave him his card and have free movie tickets to Regal Cinema. I got them from eating Rice Pudding for weeks.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

I want to say we are doing good, considering my Tom got laid-off on Monday. But here is my lastest card. Cuttlebug Swirls on front of card, added flower with big brad w/T-2638 Petal Pack glitter/embossed & glued to brad. Embossed white cardstock with black and TAC 3054 Elegant Arrows cut out and attached to card, also stamped enjoy life T-2892 Bookoo Blessings on white cdstk and used HOTP Label Template 7317
to cut out label shape added black edges with bic pen. Red card base with black strip on right edge.
I am trying to clear up scrap-pile!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Just Be....card I made for my sister-in-law. She displays cards on mantle to enjoy and all her company comment on them. Background papers are DCWV for green beige and brown dots are HOTP. Ink use burnt umber of course. Nesties for ovals. Flowers Thin beige and brown dot are using TAC T-2638 Petal Pack, large green flower is HOTP 20 Flowers Template small brown dots and beige flowers are a punch from Marvy.
I like this color combo. How about you?

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Oh NUTS! TAC SOTM arrived with my Surprise Box. $75.00 for a box full of scrapbooking supplies albums, coluzzle circle cutter and swivel knife, ink pads, a Grab bag of TAC rubber stamps, most new images only a few older retired images. Paper packs like Christmas and Kaleidascope. OMG I was like a kid on Christmas morning, My Tom was laughing so much. But I did stop playing aroung long enuff to make this card for my father-in-law for his birthday on the 29th of this month. Still need to make one for my son Mike who will be 29 on the 27th. The paper on card is from HOTP, matching envelope too. Colored with Bic pens and used the nesties for perfect circles. I decided to post inside of card next to front or I'll be doing this all day. Hope you all like this!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Good Monday Morning to all! Here is my take on the Funny Farm T-3115 and Funny Farm Phrases T-3125. I thought biscuits, round , circles and out came the nesties. Colored cow with primsa and mineral spirits. Added two brads, funny story here-did not have any real black brads so colored two white brads with sharpie pen. Hope you like my Cow!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Oh Happy Day, it is finally Friday! I have spent over 5 straight hours in my craft room watching Shows I had on DVR like So You Think You Can Dance and Warehouse 13, but I did get something made, this card I call Bird! The corners, border and behind bird is Marble Background(as seen 0n StampTV). I punched top card with MS doily punch and put border strip on bottom card. Stamp is Birds Galore by Inkadinkado stamped with Palette Ballet & Reflection Blue. I finally got some scrappers floss for my many buttons!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Happy Day to all, I wanted to show you the Giant Flower card with this paper from HOTP, it came with the templates. I love this brown and pink polka dots. I did not use any stamping on this one. I will show you the Star card next week and several different papers and designs on cards. Stay tuned for more fun!! :) Have a Good Day!!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Hello all, my lastest card is here is made with HOTP 12 x 12 Template Giant Flower card. I got a good deal on HSN-4 Giant Card Templates 24 Sheets of Pretty Papers and Pretty Creations Brads and flowers all for $19.95 and free shipping. I used a leafy piece of heavy paper from an old scrapbook kit and stippled jungle green Marvy ink and stamped the leaf image from T-675 Nothing Better (retired). I love these templates, Star Card, Fold-it-Flower and Spiral Card. I will show more cards next week. Hope all have a glorious weekend!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Here is my Build-a-card entry titled We Are Friends. I used The Angel Co. stamp set T-2956 Linear Sentiments for a background & the main image We are friends that I framed with a matted oval to draw attention to it. I also put Burnt Umber Palette ink on the distressed edges of the green strip and inside of oval. Layered green strip on MS Doiley Punched white strip. Used a pretty piece of green & white ribbon from $1.00 ribbon Bin at Michael's.
Flowers are 3 layers green base flower, stamped caribbean blue Marvy Ink flower with stamp from Linear Sentiments and added glitter to it too. The silver flower charm is in the center and the Friendship Theme is covered by the background and the focal image. Got get closer to see glitter cause it does not scan well.
I added the photo hinge to keep card closed and draw eye to oval.
How did I do?

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Happy Birthday to all my friends and family who have a birthday in July. I was cutting my new stamps out andputting sets in the isis cart when this set jumped out and said make this card!

Colored w/ Bic pens. Used several sets for this card; T2382 girlz & boyz, T3143 Spunky Sprite Girls, T2842 Playful Bet, eclectic Happy Birthday (retired GWP), TA2985 Feel Better (retired Hostess),T2956 Linear Sentiments. Have to show inside of this card as it finishes the card. I know the card seems busy but it was in my head and now it done. Hope you have a great weekend!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Christmas Wishes is finished for my challenge entry at SCS. The idea was in my head since Sunday and was put on paper completed this morning. The Jumbo Penguin is a Clear stamp from Stampendous and everything was paper pieced but the eyes. I stamped eyes and beak but added orange cardstock for beak. The scarf is popped up for more dimension. I am loving my background too as I brayered it with Memento dew drops in Summer sky, Lulu Lavender and Angel Pink. Stamped snowflakes with summer sky. The Christmas wishes stamps are from 2 TAC GWP's. I added glitter to snow drifts which is torn paper. I Love the way it finally looked, what do you think? I am reposting this as I did not have a Direct Link to SCS and posted another challenge after. I hope ya'll like this card!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Here is my challenge with pleats for Paperlicious Designs. My first time doing a challenge for Melisa and I wanted something that was more decor:
not really a card in mind so I did this door hanger with a simple welcome.
Stamps are TAC cute curliques T-2878 and the welcome is from retired set but can't remember name. The colors are better in person. I inked Toile Pink Palette on Bristol board and stamped curliques with Belle Rose. The card stock in pink and lime is DCWV and is the plaid paper. The bow was made using Bow Template from Hot off the Press. I distressed the edges lightly and used Burnt Umber Palette for welcome and edges. I got this hanging on my craft room door. Hope everyone likes it!

Christmas Wishes is finished for my challenge entry at SCS. The idea was in my head since Sunday and was put on paper completed this morning. The Jumbo Penguin is a Clear stamp from Stampendous and everything was paper pieced but the eyes. I stamped eyes and beak but added orange cardstock for beak. The scarf is popped up for more dimension. I am loving my background too as I brayered it with Memento dew drops in Summer sky, Lulu Lavender and Angel Pink. Stamped snowflakes with summer sky. The Christmas wishes stamps are from 2 TAC GWP's. I added glitter to snow drifts which is torn paper. I Love the way it finally looked, what do you think?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

hey there kitty! My newsest card was done this morning. Paper is TAC-V900 Gentle Beginnings Stamp set is T2805 (retired) Adorable Animals. I used small flower stamp from T2638 Petal Pack and French Lilac Palette Ink, also New Canvas on edges of circle. You can not see it well, but I used a square nestie to emboss on card, hand cut square and glued paper to back. Added kitty which I stamped with TAC India Ink on watercolor paper and colored with Bic pens(cheaper than copic $10 for 24 pens at Walmart). I like the way I balanced it with the flowers. Circle and flowers are popped up using Double-sided mounting tape cut into small pieces. Another bargain; cheaper than pop-dots and lasts longer. 3/4 inches x 57 foot roll for I think $2. I've had it so long I really don't remember. Dollor store or Walmart?? Well here it is DONE!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

I finally finished my 4th of July Decor! The picture is dark cuz I only had the front door open and the flash. I used a paper towel tube cut in thirds for the firecrackers. The stamp used on letters backgrounds from TAC retired long ago but very useful. I put this Decor on the mantle after taking pix. Hope you likey!! Got some more discontinued stamps today in mail, will cut out and play this evening. Today was last day to order anything from old catty. New catalog will be be here next week as Seminar is this weekend.

I am really excited to see the new Catty and all the stamps. I have been buying stamps like crazy from TAC, reading other blogs from TAC people helps show different ways stamps can be used and the ideas are really awesome too!

My favorite blogs are

Check them out for yourself!!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hi all, it has been awhile but I have been working on a few things and got my lastest order in and just had to get this card posted. This is for my two grandsons Ian and Owen Stavis, who live in Colorado with my daughter Kay and her hubby Skip. I love this stamp set T-2382 Girlz & Boyz. I used Prismapencils and mineral oil. Ian is 5 yrs old and Owen just turned 1 year in Feb. I know my daughter will enjoy the card more than the boys for now. But it was fast and fun to make!!!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Still another in the sports series, this birthday is for my Tom .
His special 54th birthday is July 21st. Matching envelope for all cards is also made. Used retired TAC set All Season Athletes andsaying from Tac Vintage Golf (retired). The scanner does not do justice to this card. The saying and one golf ball are popped up.
Got another chance to use my circle nesties. I love this card!!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Continuing on the sports themed cards, I have 2 grandsons growing very quickly and may need these one day. But liked the way this one came about. Using retired sets-Nothin' but net and All Season Athlete. Circles are TAC also Background builders retired also. Got a chance to use my Square Nesties for this card, love my Cuttlebug for using nesties, really easy.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Okay, this card came about as I was cutting out new stamp sets and I try to make a card from each set . I stamped the balls, colored them and then my mind went blank. But my Tom chose the words Oh No! You're that old? I added the Ouch!

What do ya think? I like plain, simple cards that are quick to make as I sell them too. Have a good day!!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Hello to all, this is my lastest card using the Hostess Set Flower Labels.

I think I could have used lime ribbon but did not have any and it was an after thought. I made a Lime green card that is the same but says Thank You. But used watermark for background flowers and it was too light.

My Tom liked the pink better.

What do you think?

Not much to say today so leave ya with Have a good one!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Hi everyone, This is my lastest using the Hinges TAC Hostess set.

I used Tiny Mosaic Cuttlebug folder for spine and corners of book card

as it looked like snakeskin. I made the card first then had to come up

with a good stamp for center and found the perfect one. TAC Express

Yourself Set(retired). Coffee Bean Brown (Brilliance) Ink pad.

I gotta get some darker brown ink pads I think. What do ya think?

It could be sent as Congrats on new home or even newly married couple. Have a good weekend!