Monday, December 20, 2010

Blue Christmas

I forgot I had this card I made recently. I want to Thank
Laurie at Stampin & Scrappin' for chosing my name for the blog candy. I enjoyed making the postcards this year, but should have made more than 10. The link she gave was for for a second card I made but did not enter as only 1 per site could be used. But the Fleece Navidad was a single layer too! This card uses TAC sentiments, marvy ink. DWV paper and snowflake and print square under snowflake is from
The Stampin' Place. Using the Joesphs' Coat Technique.
Added silver cord around the cardstock. Have a very Merry

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Single Layer #2 entry

I love this card it is cute, simple and sweet.....
Also a single layer card. Leaping Lamb is a Stampendous stamp. Holly, Santa's sleigh & moon are TAC. Letters for greeting are also TAC.
I have that kind of joy this time of the year just like the lamb!! Happy Day to all!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Happy Holidays to All!

This is my fireplace decor for Christmas 2010!
I love the wreath we put up this year. Even the bathrooms are decorated. It's just me and Tom, but Michael, my 30 year old son comes over on
Christmas Eve and spends the night. We open giftees and eat alot of good food!!! Hope your Holidays are Merry and Bright!!! See you all next year!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Single Layer

This is my single layer card and my Christmas card for 2010.
I made a postcard only 10 as stamps are cheaper and only sending out when I get a card or send to some special friends & family.
The postcard stamp is Victorine Originals and the greeting on back and holly is TAC, also the signature is a TAC stamp too!
The stamps on the front are Inkadinkado, corner holly and Christmas Greeting. All are cloroed with Bic pens and Stardust pens. Hope you like it Lauri!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Retro Joy

I am showing different cards mades years ago, I made a couple dozen of each design and keep replensishing to have on hand. The stamp is Stampendous Vo92 Retro Joy. I used star background stamp from TAC. Colored with marvey markers and matching ink. Glazed the ornament in center after using stardust pen on dots. I sent out alot of these over the years and it never gets old.
Come back soon to see more....

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Distressed Cuttlebug Thinking of You

I made the thank you card last week and thought I'd do more with thinking of you. It was good for this challenge too. Cuttlebug corners used and
in the circle too. CropStop technique on CropstopTV on embossing in the circle. Tim Holtz
Stormy Sky Distress Ink used to color, all with the foam applicator. I used a slick placemat under my work and it helps swirling the color over the card. Just wipe clean after EACH color. I also used TAC Stamp sets T-3255 Fabulous Frames
and T-3256 Savvy Sayings stamping with same ink color or sentiment in center. Used Cuttlebug to cut 3-1/2" scalloped circle from blue glimmer paper from HOTP ran it thru Xyron as embossed cards and "glue-stick" don't work well together. Cut 3-1/2" white circle with 2-1/2" circle center cut-out. Embossed with 2 x 2 corner hearts folder thru center opening. Any flaws can be
covered with sentiment piece Applied ink with foam applicator to embossed circle. I used
Nestie #4 for the sentiment applied pop-dots to back and raised it up!
I made more than one so I had some to use and share with my sister-in-law.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Cuttlebug Thank You

I saw this technique on the CropstopTV that
uses the small 2x2 embossing folders and you emboss the circle frame cut from 3-1/2" circle nestie and a 2-1/2" circle nestie. Stormy Sky Distress ink used with foam pad on white card stock. Scalloped circle using 3-1/2" Nestie on DCWV Paper. Stamp used is TAC frame for #4 Nestie T-3255 Fabulous Frames and T-3256 Savvy Sayings. Also used a white gel pen around frame. I made this for my in-laws for our gift for our anniversary Monday. 13 Years!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad!!

This is the birthday for my hubby's father. I think he will be 80 this year. I used Tac stamps for all parts of card.

Nesties #3, dble end Tags, ribbon, paper and brads are from Paper wishes Masculine collection and embellishments. I also used a score-pal for the border around card. No plans just made it up as I went along. The border punch is MS Arch for inside of card. The TAC sets used were
T-3268 That Guy(retired)
TAC-3274 Birthday Word Search(Happy Birthday). The ink I used was Marvy Black. The best craft item I used was the Stamp-a-ma-jig for getting the dad stamp into the #3 nesties cutout. I love that thing.
It was fun making this as I have been shopping alot and buying stuff and then sat down and watched 12 hours of Dancing with the Stars that I put on DVR while I was sick. I am caught up with that show also 1 hour left of V and 5 hours of House I missed.
I got alot of stamps at Michaels from the $1 bin, that I saw on e-bay for 1.99! Also got 4-pack of flocking in the $1 Bin. bought 6 so I had all the colors. Studio G makes it also glitter too. Made my Tom's 54th B-day card too will post it on Thursday. His b-day is the 21st. Had to send a belated card to Susan in SC cause I forgot her b-day was the 14th of July. I am working on my August cards now and need to start Christmas soon! I am BACK!!! Yeah for me!!!!!!! I am knitting in the bedroom where the big 42" Tv is located. I just made a spa mitt with nubbies on it for scrubbing in the shower. I am working on reuseable swiffer covers now. Sweep up and remove to wash and replace. Saves alot of money on paper swiffer refills!!!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Happy Father's Day To My Tom...

Yes, I know I have been gone for awhile. Been in the hospital several times since April. Starting to get my energy back. Here is the entry for SSC and I just had to do this for my hubby, Tom. He is a gem and I plan on keeping him forever and always! The martini glass was hand-drawn, also the toothpick. But the olive was stamped using a stamp from VivaLasVegas stamps. Hope to post more in the coming weeks. Need to get back to crafting and cardmaking!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

My Mother-in-law's Card

Well this card took along time to get here. I was in the Hospital for 5 days and have felt worse for the last 3 days at home. But I got my 1st PTI order while gone recooping. Came home and took time to organize everything. New Leaf cardstock from PTI, love this cause it is very thick and sturdy. Used Beautiful Blooms II Stamp set to make the flower. Three pieces are hand cut and popped up with foam tape. Brad for center top flower.Popped whole ting over leaves stamped with Versamark, as is the verse from TAC set.
Inside just has Happy Mother's Day. This is going to my Mother-in-law and My mother is deceased. To every women who has mothered something in her life, Bless You this Sunday, but everyday and Thank You!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sew it's Another Birthday

Here is my card for SSC...
I stamped the zig-zag stitch with T-2610 Running Stitches from TAC. Happy Birthday in a circle is from a retired TAC set T-1241.
The candle is Big Birthday Candle from SU and the circle stamp is SU. It looks so much better in person as it is Neon Green card base. Bright Pink
stripes and candle with glitter. The Pink plaid paper is DCWV and the green candle is a Kleenex Tissue Holograph box. I save anything that is different to use on cards. Added yellow glitter to the flames too. India Ink from TAC and
pink and grasshopper ink also TAC. What do ya

Sunday, April 18, 2010

I am putting in a quickie for SSC....
It had to have a Penquin theme. I used TAC stamps and paper is DCWV. I added glitz to the furry trim on hat. I told you it was a quickie.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I love this stamp I won from a challenge at Stampitcrazy and this card is for the latest challenge anything with one of their images. Two fold as it has Pepsi and their image on it! How did I do? I would love to win as I need more stamps from
Stampitcrazy....hint, hint!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

OMG 2 posts in one day, I'm on a roll...
This is my Girlie card for SSChallenge #53
Sugar & Spice. I used white cardstock my favorite. Stamped pink stripe on right and over stamped with black harlequin stamp retired
TAC set T-703 Designer Backgrounds. Stamp in pink with same harlequin stamp on left side of card and over stamped in black for saying, retired TAC set T-859. I made the purse by inking cardstock with same pink and using stencil I made of purse. drew line for flap and added bead closure and beaded handle.
I can make this card for many different occasions and change the colors too. I like this one!

Here is my Fishy Card for StampitCrazy challenge and it is an early Father's day card preview too. My father in law is a fisher so it will be sent to him. This was all made with my computer and a card program, but I did start with an idea and a white card.

Friday, April 2, 2010

This card looks like the daisies are popping out like
3-D but actually the swiss dot background is under the cutout of each flower. I cased this design from Laurie W,
and did not have that die like hers. Used HOTP flower template and hand cut each flower. had to make the smallest as template did not go that small. My buttons are from my sewing stash and used swiss dots with cuttlebug for background. Saying is TAC from PWP set.
How did I do?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My Build-a-card entry for SSC which is late but works for the challenge of flower power. The base is brown, lime is my fav color, so it is the rectangle and matted with blue to match flowers in pink and blue, the 2 other colors. The ribbon is being used for the vine and the sparkle is on the bitty blue flowers. The ladybug charm in the corner works here. Retired TAC stamp for main focus. I used Nesties Label 1 for the mat and rectangle beneath. Did I get everything ya'll asked for? I had fun but did not finish in time and don't want to part with physcal card so here it is.

Friday, March 26, 2010

HDH#31 Perilous Princess Challenge....
I hope this fits with this category! I used my
StampitCrazy girl stamp I won from Barb H.
thru an HDH challenge with Barb F. I made her a spiderweb Tiara gave her blonde hair. I colored
her with Bic pens except her face is Copic skin white.
I used a Black Stardust pen for accents to tiara, spiders and webs. I used a cuttlebug folder for card base and rubbed it down with black ink pad. Cutting this close, but I made it.
How did I do?

Monday, March 8, 2010

Welcome Little Baby....
This is my SSC Challenge entry "Baby Box Card"
that will hold a gift card for the mommy-to-be
to purchase any thing she wants or needs.
This is a fun project and I love making this kind of card. It uses card stock and white paper.
Stamps used are from Prickley Pear Stamps.
I used Marvy Markers for coloring and Marvy inks for background stippling.
I always make this for all gifts when it comes to bridal showers & baby showers it gets alot of attention and it never fails to please the recipient
or the crowd. Here is this dinky box and then it
gets opened and bang-gift card falls out.

Hope this is a good week for all; enjoy it every minute you can!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Well butter my Buns....
This is my card for Barb's Stampit crazy Cow challenge. Image and saying is from TAC, they
are T-3115 Funny Farm and T-3125 Funny Farm Sayings. I cut circles with nesties and the black circle was embossed with Spots & Dots
Cuttlebug Folder. I stamped the verse twice, once in black and again off center with pink for shadow effect. I love this cow!

My vintage Valentine for SSC Challenge...
Found this piece of tissue paper with the vintage look and added the velvet edging with deco scissors, braided floss for the tie and the sentiment is from Serendipity Stamps embossed in gold on vellum.
Hope I met the challenge! Have a good week and welcome to all the new DT and a heartfelt good bye to retiring DT members.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Sketch Challenge for Pink Persimmon...
for Gingham Girl Blog on the Hop entry!

Here is my card for this challenge. I really don't do sketches alot as I must be right-brained. It does not flow as well as others. But I saw the sketch in my mind on this.
The sentiment is TAC, as is the black and white paper is a TAC download. I punched it for flowers and used a nestie circle too. Scorebug also used and sanding block to distress edges and added black touches. I am happy!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I am a slacker....
Here is my Butterfly Circles for SSC!
The challenge was to put as many circles on it before it got too gaudy, did I get it just to that point?
The butterfly is T-3127 wishing happiness from TAC(The Angel Company). Nesties circles used
on Black and white circles & are embossed with cuttlebug-spots & dots folder. Base card was hand embossed by me with SU Brass circles template. Butterfly is really blue with dimensional glaze. 3 teeny-tiny brads in black complete the circle effect and to cover an oopsie.
But I like it anyway, how about you? Hope to have a full house of challenges this week.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Good Morning EveryBody!!
This is Hephzibah, GA at 8:00 am Saturday
Feb. 13, 2010......
I am loving this for Valentine's day, as we have to wait for a thaw to get clear roads to go out.
People here do not do well in SNOW!!
Happy Valentine's to all!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Here is a Valentine for all my readers to enjoy for themselves. Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Happy Valentine's Day to all!!!
This was made with a retired set from TAC of course. Cuttlebug and nesties used on background piece. Piggies alittle too pink but could be they are blushing....

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Love for my SSC Challenge....
The front and inside of card are shown as it explains it all. No hearts like the challenge said.
How did I do? Have a Happy week!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

This is my entry for StampitCrazy...
This is the meaning of romance for me with the
hearts and definition of love and cherish.
The definition is a clear stamp from IO, the hearts and Love are from Eureka Stamps.
Added glitter pen to hearts for extra punch.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Friendship SSC Challenge...
I love this card as it uses my new Cuttlebug flower die.
I just added silver brads at corners and prism paper to flower centers. The fancy layers of the flowers and the simple black and white makes it very elegant. TAC stamp retired.
Wrought iron corner punch used also. Have a good week!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

***Pepsi Cola Challenge for STAMPITCRAZY***
Yes I know I am a big fat slacker on my blog and I have no
excuse except I love being able to do what I want whenever I
want. Soooooo I get lazy and just knit all day cook food for the week or bake brownies. Shoot me I am guilty!
Here is my card very simple for Stampitcrazy.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Monkey in the Moon...
Please don't ask, I just had this idea when I saw this pix on and I always thought this stamp looked like a monkey.
The story is they told the monkey in the 60's it was a short trip "to the moon and back" but as you can see he's still there! We miss you...
TAC stamp retired set Old World Ornaments and sentiment is Bookoo Blessings T-2892.
Hope you like it, but it's as dark as I could get today. This is for HDH#19 "Moonglow".

Saturday, January 2, 2010

This is a very late post for SSC but the first for the Year 2010!
I will be back in a few days with new cards for a great year to come!!!!!!