Friday, December 30, 2011

Celebrate 2012!

A fun and festive challenge going
 on over at the The Shabby Tea Room!
To help us celebrate the new year
this is the inspiration photo we
were to follow!

Happy New Year!

Do you have big plans to celebrate the new year?  Whatever you do I hope you have a great time celebrating!  We are staying in and ringing in the new year in our warm cozy house.  May the new year bring in good health and happiness for you all!

Now on to my card.  I went with the bright colors in the photo.  The bright blue spoke to me.  And the red too, since one of my favorite colors is red.:-)  The card is pretty self-explanatory.  I added some dimensionals to pop out the "2012".  Colorful gems for the party theme.  And sewing to give some dimension.  I don't think I ever made a card to celebrate the new year, but it was very fun!  To make things even more fun, please stop by Melissa's blog at Keepsakes by Melissa to have a chance to win some awesome prizes...I mean AWESOME!!!  Melissa is super generous!  The chance to win is open until January 1st.

Thanks for taking a peek here today!  Have fun and stay safe while celebrating the new year!  Take care, hugs!!:-))

Paper:  Creative Imaginations, Bazzill
Stamp:  Martha Stewart
Ink:  SU(Navy)
Gems:  Darice
White Doily:  Martha Stewart
Doily Die:  MFT
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Lace:  Paper Studio
Button:  SU

Thursday, December 29, 2011


The card design to follow for

Hi Friends!

Did you all have a wonderful holiday?  I certainly hope so.  We had a great time here with delicious food and family.  Whenever the food turns out well, especially the gravy, I breathe a big sigh of relief!  Anyways, Santa was very good to me this year with a few craft goodies, music, and jewelry.  I even got two gift certificates to Jo-Ann Fabrics.  I guess friends and family know what I like!:-)

Ok, on to my card.  I thought it would be an easy card to do.  And, it was until I decided to sew around the edge of the oval.  Well, needless to say, I need more practice doing it!  But, I'm glad I tried anyways.  Nothing ventured nothing gained. 

I hope you have a wonderful week!  Have a safe and happy New Year!  Thanks so much for stopping by today, take care!

Paper:  Bazzill, K&Company
Stamp:  Close to My Heart(flower), Stampabilities(sentiment)
Ink:  SU(Real Red)
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Heart Gems:  Paper Studio
Pearls:  SU
Floss:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Copic:  YG67

Thursday, December 22, 2011

You're So Sweet

Inspiration photo...

Merry Christmas!

I needed to take time out from the hustle and bustle and make a card for one of my favorite challenges, The Shabby Tea Room.  And, I had fun doing it!:-)  This card is a thank you card for a friend. 

How is your Christmas week going?  I have more wrapping to do.  I need to frost cookies for a Christmas party tonight.  And, I want to make chocolate covered pretzels within the next couple of days.  Wow, can you believe Christmas is nearly here?! 

For my card, I first tore off a layer of cardboard and painted it with white paint for the gingerbread man.  I added brads, ribbon, and twine.  Clear buttons were colored with a red copic marker.  I shaped a silver pipe cleaner into a star.  I distressed the papers with tea dye ink.  Lovely flowers were added in the corner, trim, and sewing to finish off the card.  Thanks for stopping by today!  I'm wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas filled with peace, love, and joy!  Take care...hugs!!:-))

Paper:  Hobby Lobby(Christmas Basics), Darice, Kraft Outlet
Stamp:  Inspired by Stamping( All Year Wishes)
Ink:  SU(Red Riding Hood), Tea Dye(Ranger)
Buttons:  SU
Brads:  Recollections
Flowers:  Hero Arts
Ribbon, Twine:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Silver Frame:  K&Company
Copic Marker:  R46
Red Lace Trim:  Little Yellow Bicycle

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Wishes!

Merry Christmas!

Hope all is well with you!  I'm still doing some Christmas cards.  This one is for a friend who collects bears.  I just happened to come upon a tag with a bear on it and knew it would be for my friend, Peggi!  I added some red glitter to the berries and a few gems.  Ribbon, cord, and sewing to finish off the card. 

We are off to my mother-in-law's tomorrow for the Christmas get-together.  I finished baking more sugar cookies this afternoon.  My husband told me enough with the goodies.  He said, "I've gained two pounds!"  But, I love baking at this time of year.  Anyways, I hope your holiday preparations are going well.  I still have a little shopping to do.  Take care and thanks so much for stopping by today, hugs!!:-))

Paper:  DCWV, Recollections
Stamp:  PTI
Ink:  SU(Burgundy)
Tag:  K&Company
Ribbon:  Reallly Reasonable Ribbon
Gold Cord:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Gems:  Darice
Red Glitter:  Studio G
Misc:  Sewing

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Winter Wishes!

Hi Again!

This is my second post today.  I'm still plugging along with making some Christmas cards.  How are you doing on your holiday preparations? 

I'm entering this card over at Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge.  It's pretty simple, but I really like the blue and silver together.  Also, the punch adds just enough for a decorative look.  The snowflake was placed on chip board and distressed on edges.  Liquid pearls were place around the snowflake.  Silver trim, thread, bow, and gems added to finish off the card.  Thank you for visiting...take care...hugs!

Paper:  DCWV, Recollections
Stamp:  Verve
Ink:  SU((Navy)
Trim, Ribbon, Thread:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Gems:  Darice
Punch:  EK
Liquid Pearls:  Ranger

Tweet Home!

Hi Friends!

Just a quick post here today.  And, I'm hoping you all are doing well!  I'm so happy that the sun is shining!  We've had so much rain here lately...too much!  I'm tired of taking detours because of all the water on the roads!

Anyways, I just wanted to share this card I made for a friend.  And, am entering this card over at City Crafter Challenge.  The theme is "home" this week.  My friend and her husband recently bought a new house.  So, I wanted to make  a card and send it to her.  They have been busy painting and fixing up their new place.  Whew, the thought of moving especially during the holiday season would make one very busy!  The card is pretty self-explanatory.  The house and cloud are from Hero Arts.  The  sentiment, birds, and bird house are from PTI.  I used colored pencils for the coloring.  Dimensionals were placed behind the birds, cloud, and bird house.  I used chocolate ink from Close to My Heart.  Well, that's about it...take care and have a great day!  Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Pink Christmas!

Another lovely challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room!  This week
we are to use neutrals, pink, snowflakes, flowers, and gold!  And,
here is the lovely inspiration photo!

Hi there!

I could just stare at that lovely Christmas tree for hours!  My eyes focused on the pretty sheer ribbon and flowers.  I first painted a little wood bird and distressed it with tea dye ink.  I stamped snowflakes to the background paper and one on the bird.  Pearls were added.  I took a frame and covered it with musical paper and embossed it on the top and bottom.  Lace, ribbon, flowers were added to finish the card. 

I'm on vacation this week and I feel that I'm already behind in Christmas preparations.  You know, the baking, card sending, shopping, wrapping, decorating...sigh.  Whew, I'm tired just thinking about it!  But, it'll get done in due time.:-)  Taking time out for these challenges are a welcome relief from all the hustle and bustle.  Card therapy is truly good therapy...hehehe!  Ok, I thank you for taking time out to stop by today!  Take care, relax and enjoy this holiday season, hugs!!:-))

Paper:  Echo Park, K&Company, Recollections
Stamp:  Verve(Snowflake)
Ink:  SU(Melon Mambo), Tea Dye(Ranger)
Emboss Powder:  Ranger
Lace:  American Crafts
Frame:  K&Company
Dimensional SU
Flowers:  Recollections
Ribbon, Gold Cord:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Label Die:  Verve

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I thought I'd try a new challenge over at
Here is the lovely design photo we were to follow for the challenge.

Hi Friends!

Hope your weekend is going well!  This particular design photo caught my eye.  Many times I do not follow designs for I nearly always end up changing my card.  But, this card went together fairly easy.  I heat embossed the Christmas tree and inked up edges of paper.  I had a little trouble with the embossing powder.  I used a different type and it didn't adhere well at all.  So, I went looking in my stash and found the good stuff!:-)  I had fun with the punch, too!  I just love the elegant look of this particular punch.   Why not go over and check out the lovely creations from the design team.  You won't be disappointed!

Thanks so much for taking time to drop by today!  Take care and hugs!!:-))

Paper:  Bazzill
Stamp:  PTI
Ink:  Versa Magic, SU(Red Riding Hood)
Embossing Powder:  Ranger
Punch:  EK
Gems:  Darice
Button, Dimensional:  SU
Gold Cord, Ribbon:  Jo-Ann Fabric

Friday, December 2, 2011

Peace & Love

Wishing you peace and love this holiday season
 and all year through!

Hi Again!

I'm sending out warm wishes and praying for peace and love to you all this holiday season!  It can be very hectic at this time of the year.  So, I hope you can take time to enjoy your blessings and be surrounded with family and friends during this joyful season!

I'm entering this card for the Simon Says Stamp ChallengeI'm not sure if it'll be for a Christmas card or a birthday card.  I stamped the background and distressed it with tea dye ink.  Pearls were added along with a couple of flowers and leaves.  I couldn't resist the lovely angel in a frame for the focal point. 

Well, I haven't gotten the Christmas tree up yet, but do have a few decorations here and there.  Time to get back to decorating.  Thanks for dropping by today!  Take care, hugs!

Paper:  Bazzill, Recollections
Stamp:  SU
Ink:  SU(Red Riding Hood)
Angel in frame:  K&Company
Flowers:  Petaloo
Punch:  Martha Stewart
Pearls, Ribbon, Button:  SU
Hemp Cord:  Jo-Ann Fabric

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Winter Wishes

I couldn't resist this challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room!

So many gorgeous displays of inspiration from the design team.  I love every one of them!  I don't often use just white/cream/neutrals on a card, but I'm happy how this one turned out.  We were also to use silver and fun!  I started with a different focal point in mind, but went with these lovely snowflakes. The snowflakes were placed on circle chipboard and dimensionals.  Silver liquid pearls were added around the edge and in the center.  Burlap and doily behind the center snowflake and silver frame encasing it.   And, speaking of snowflakes, we got some of the white stuff yesterday.  Uh huh, winter has arrived!

Here is the beautiful inspiration photo!
Looking at those ice skates bring back fun memories for me! 

 As children, we used to go to the park and ice skate.  Mom would have warm hot chocolate waiting for us when we returned home.  Whenever my husband or son snowblows the driveway, I have warm hot chocolate waiting for them.  The snow may be cold and blustery at times...brrrr....but isn't it fun to come back inside to a delicious warm hot chocolate...yummm!  I hope your winter is off to a good start.  May it be a safe and happy one!  Take care and thanks so much for stopping by, hugs!

Paper:  My Mind's Eye, The Paper Co., DCWV
Stamp:  Verve
Ink:  Close to My Heart(Choc.), Ranger(Tea Dye)
Burlap:  Canvas Corp.
Chipboard Circles:  Darice
Tag, Doily, Buttons:  My Stash
Liquid Pearls:  Ranger(Silver Pearl)
Lace, Pearl Cotton:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Dimensionals:  SU
Pins:  Jenni Bowlin
Silver Frame:  K&Company

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Hi Again!

This is my second posting for the day.  Hope you are enjoying your weekend!  I had fun with all these pretty flowers for this birthday card for a co-worker.  I will keep this post short for dinner is calling me.  I may have another card to post for tomorrow.  It's only 5:03pm, but it's already getting too dark to take a good photo.  Thanks for stopping by!  Hugs!!:-))

Paper:  K&Company, Recollections
Stamp:  Large Flower-SU, Small Flower-Close to My Heart,
Ink:  SU-Red Riding Hood
Pearls:  SU
Die:  Verve
Gems:  Darice
Button:  SU
Ribbon:  SU
Hemp Cord:  Jo-Ann Fabric

Deer Ones!

Hi there!

Am posting more deer cards today.   The secretary at work asked me to make three more.  We have many volunteers who help us at work.  We could not do without them!  So, at Christmastime we make up gift baskets with a card to show our appreciation.  Inside the card I typed a sentiment, "You are such a deer and a wonderful volunteer!"  I made more cards last night and will be posting more soon.  So, please stop back again.:-)

I came over here to my craft room during half time.  The border battle is going on right now between Ohio State and Michigan.  It's a very close game.  I'm rooting for Ohio State.  My son's friend is here and he is rooting for!:-)  Anyways, may the best team win!  OK...I better get back to the game!  Thanks so much for stopping by, take care and hugs!!:-))

Paper:  DCWV, Recollections
Stamp:  Inkadinkadoo(deer), Fiskars(sentiment)
Ink:  Close to My Heart(Chocolate)
Gems:  Darice
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Pearl Cotton, Gold Thread, Ribbon, Trim:  Jo-Ann Fabric

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Hi there!

A Happy Thanksgiving to you all!  Seems a bit odd to post a Christmas card on Thanksgiving Day, but as you know in the crafting world one must work way ahead before the season!:-)  A friend of mine gave me this Christmas stamp, so I inked it up quick and made this card.  This is one card that would be easy to mass produce.  I made an adjustment to the holly leaves and cut those out after several attempts.:-)   They were outlined in white gel ink and brightened up with glossy accents.  Gems and a ribbon were addded for the final touches. 

How are the Thanksgiving preparations going for you?  I made my cranberry salad last evening and will make some baked slice apples soon before going to sis-in-law's today.  Mmmm i can harldy wait to dive into some turkey, stuffing, etc. etc.!:-)  I wish for you a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded with love and good blessings!  Take care and hugs!!:-))

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Paper:  DCWV, Recollections
Stamp:  Studio G
Ink:  SU(Real Red)
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Gems:  Me&My Big Ideas

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Hi there!

Autumn, the year's last loveliest smile!  All the leaves are gone from the trees...sigh.  Winter will soon be here.  Fall is one of my favorite seasons.  I did have a chance to enjoy the fall leaves.  I sure hope you did also!  Just a quick post here today.  Since it is getting darker earlier now, I didn't get the greatest photo.  But, did want to share this fall card with you.  Thanks for stopping by!  Take care and have a wonderful week, hugs!!:-))

Paper:  K&Company, Recollections, Coredinations
Ink:  Ranger, Tea Dye
Sentiment:  The Paper Studio
Lace:  American Crafts
Ribbon:  SU, Baja Breeze
Pearl Cotton:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Felt Leaf:  Creative Converting
Button:  Fancy Pants
Gems:  Darice

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thank You!

Sweet fall inspiration photo at The Shabby Tea Room!
For this challenge we were to use the colors,
brown, yellow, blue, and neutrals. 
And, use a thanks or thankful theme.

Happy Saturday!

I certainly thought I'd be here posting much earlier.  It amazes me how time just flies by!  My vacation is nearly over.  Back to work on Monday...sigh!  But, I enjoyed my vacation getting together with some friends, lunch with son, and visiting my Mom.  And, I'm looking forward to another vacation next month!

Ok, onto my card, which went together fairly well.  I had the blue pom pom trim for a long time and finally used it.  I put the heart and bird on cardboard for a little dimension.  I came across a cross stitch panel and put that to use.  It was accented by backstitching with gold thread.  Little pearls were added to finish off the card!  I hope you are enjoying your weekend!  Thanks so much for stopping by here today, take care and hugs!!:-))

Paper:  K&Company, Recollections
Stamp:  SU(heart, bird-hostess,Punch Potpourri), (sentiment -With all my Heart)
Ink:  Close to my Heart(Chocolate)
Ribbon:  SU(Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze)
Pearls:  SU
Pom Pom Trim:  Webster
Wood Star:  Darice
Gold Thread, Cross Stitch Panel(Jo-Ann Fabric)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Fall Fun!

What a sweet little furry guy!
One of my favorite places to walk. 

Rutherford B. Hayes house.

The 19th President.

These two little ones came up very close looking for peanuts!

Hi there!

Am on vacation this week, so I went to visit one of my favorite places to walk on a cool crisp fall day.  Spiegel Grove is the area of Rutherford B. Hayes 's house and museum.  It's about twenty minutes from my house.  Many people walk around on the grounds because it is so lovely and peaceful.  I finally remembered to take my camera along to capture some beautiful fall foliage and friendly little squirrels!

I hope to get some crafting done this week, but also have to do some fall cleaning.  I'd much rather craft wouldn't you?!   Ok, thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoy the fall photos.  Take care and have a wonderful week, hugs!!:-))

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Family...savor these moments...thankful!
And, the gorgeous photo inspiration for the The Shabby Tea Room!

Hi Friends!

It's a lovely fall crisp day here!  Many leaves have fallen off the trees.  It's one of my favorite times of the year.  It's nearly Thanksgiving, so time to make some cards for the special holiday.  And, to join with family and be thankful for all our blessings!

I couldn't resist the inspiration over at the Shabby Tea Room, so lovely!  I love texture and dimension, so I distressed the edges of Coredinations paper.  I had some felt leaves and backstitched with floss for interest.  The family sentiment was printed out using Cambria font.  Cardboard was added to the focal panel and distressed with tea dye and marmalade ink.  I added lace, ribbon, gems, and a button to the remainder of the card.  I certainly hope you are enjoying your day.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Take care and hugs!!:-))

Paper:  Coredinations, My Mind's Eye, Fancy Pants
Stamp:  SU
Ink:  Close to my Heart(Chocolate), Ranger(Tea Dye, Marmalade)
Lace:  Webster(Brown), Cream(American Crafts)
Felt Leaves:  Creative Converting
gems:  Darice
Ribbon:  SU(Very Vanilla
Punch:  Fiskars
Floss:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Button:  Fancy Pants

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy 90th Birthday!

Hi there!

Just a quick card to share with you.  I made this card to celebrate my co-worker's Mother's birthday.  Her mother, Betty, turned 90!  And, you would never know it!  She is one classy beautiful lady!  This card is almost similar to my previous card.  I stamped the background with tiny flowers and added pearls.  I wanted the number ninety in gold, but only had the brown color  ninety in my stash.  But, I think this color stands out more.  Ok, it's lunch time here, so time to go for now.  Thanks for visiting today...take care, hugs!!:-))

Paper:  SU, Graphic 45, Coredinations, Recollections
Stamp:  PTI(Sentiment), Close to my Heart(Flower)
Ink:  Tea Dye(Ranger)
Die Label:  Verve
Buttons:  Fancy Pants
Pearls, Gold Flower:  Martha Stewart
Punch:  Fiskars
Lace:  American Crafts
Ribbon: SU(Very Vanilla)
Pearl Cotton, Gold Cord:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Numbers:  Creative Imaginations

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Brads, buttons, or bows!

Happy Weekend!

Hope you are doing well today!  I needed to make a birthday card for a friend, so I got out my supplies and started creating.  This card is entered for Wee Memories challenge.  We are to use brads, buttons, or bows.  I wanted to use fall colors.  I found a Graphic 45 tag with a gorgeous rose and placed it for the focal point.  I distressed some musical paper with tea dye ink.  Added pearls, ribbon, lace, and button to finish the birthday card.  Thanks for visiting here today, take care!!:-))

Paper:  Creative Imaginations, SU, Graphic 45, Recollections
Stamp:  PTI
Ink:  Tea Dye (Ranger)
Lace:  American Crafts
Ribbon:  SU(Very Vanilla)
Pearl Cotton:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Pearls:  Paper Studio
Button:  My Stash
Misc:  Distress Tool(Ranger), Sewing

Friday, October 28, 2011

Deck the Halls!

Hi there!

Just another quick post with a Christmas card today.  These little stamps were a challenge for me, but I thought they were too cute to pass up.  So, I colored them with copics and added some glossy accents.  I finished the card with a border, twine, button, and gems.

Well,  I need to gather my goodies to go over to a friend's house to craft tonight to make more cards!  Hope you are having fun in your crafting world.  I'll be checking your blogs tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!  Take care and have a wonderful weekend!!:-))

Paper:  Echo Park, Bazzill
Stamp:  Close to my Heart
Ink:  Memento(Black)
Copics:  RV04, G17, Y35
Gems:  Darice, Simplicity
Glossy Accents:  Ranger
Twine:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Button:  Stickopotamus
Punch:  Fiskars 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Oh, Deer!

Hi Again!

I started on Christmas cards.  I don't make all of my Christmas cards, but I do like to make about twenty to thirty as time allows.  I get bored easily with only one version.  So, as you see by the photo, I have three different cards.  I'm still not sure which one I prefer.  My husband likes the far right one.  What do you think?! 

Ok, time to scoot here.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  You all have a lovely weekend...take care, hugs!!:-))

Paper:  Paper Studio, Recollections
Stamp:  Inkadinkadoo(Deer); Snowflake, Sentiment(Fiskars)
Ink:  Close to my Heart(Chocolate)
Twine, Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Red ribbon:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Gems:  Recollections
Brads:  Hot off the Press

Happy Thanksgiving

Beautiful flowery pumpkins!

Hi there!

It's been a very busy week with work, but I made time to play for the The Shabby Tea Room!  The challenge called for one embossed item and inspiration from the lovely photo.  My recently purchased Thanksgiving stamp came in handy for this card.  I used a mix of papers and distressed with spiced marmalade ink and tea dye.  I did a little coloring with my copic markers.  The SU(lattice) emboss folder was used for the middle panel.  Some gems, flowers, and ribbon to finish off the card. 

Am so glad that the rain and wind has stopped.  The weather is lovely, in the 50's.  A pretty fall day.  Gorgeous color on the leaves this time of year.  Wherever you are, I hope you have a great fall day, take care, hugs!!:-))  Thanks so much for visiting here today!

Paper:  My Mind's Eye, Echo Park, Coordinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Inkadinkadoo
Ink:  Close to my Heart(Chocolate); Ranger(Spiced Marmalade,   Tea Dye)
Flowers:  Recollections
Gems:  Me&My Big Ideas
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon: Jo-Ann Fabric
Emboss Folder:  SU(Lattice)
Copic Markers:  Y35,BV17, YR04, YG63
Punch:  SU(Ticket Corner)

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Time again for a colorful challenge at The Shabby Tea Room!  Gorgeous deep rich fall colors were chosen this week.  The added challenge was to have handmade flowers.  I incorporated lots of flowers.  In fact, the card was top heavy!!:-):-) I masked the border punch with tea dye ink on two of the papers for interest.  I used a cardboard circle for the base of the rolled flowers and inked the sides with burgundy ink.  I don't know how many mini flowers I rolled, but I sure got my practice rolling them!:-)  And, it was fun!  I love the effect of those tiny little rolled roses.  I added lace, pearls, button, and gold thread to finish the card!  Without further delay, here is my card....
Love the deep rich color!

Paper:  Echo Park(Victoria Gardens), Bazzill, Best Occasions
Stamp:  SU(Tiny Tags)
Ink:  SU(Rose Red, Bravo Burgundy); Ranger(Tea Dye)
Die:  MFT(Mini Rolled Roses); Verve(Tag)
Flowers:  Offray
Lace:  Paper Studio
Pearls:  SU
Punch:  Martha Stewart
Gold Thread:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Doily:  My Stash
Button:  Jenni Bowlin
Misc:  Sewing

Thursday, October 6, 2011


The colors we were to use for this wicked challenge over at
PDCC were slime green, frightful fuschia, putrid purple,
and black as night!!!

Hi there friends!

Oh, indeed what a wicked challenge this one was for me!  I fought with this card for far too long!  But, I believe I achieved the desired results. :-)  The main problem for this card was the sky.  I first had it white with pink clouds.  I then distressed it with pink and purple.  Finally, I found some vellum in my stash and placed that over white paper to achieve a soft looking evening sky.  I cut out the tree free form and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The fence was embossed also.  I used the heat gun longer than usual to get some texture.  The skulls, bats, and sentiment were highlighted with glossy accents.  I added twine, button, and gems to finished the card.  I have so much fun making Halloween cards, and I plan to make more!  Hope you've been having fun in your craft room!  Thanks for visiting today, take care, hugs!!:-))

Paper:  K&Company, Recollections, Vellum(my stash)
Stamps:  Bats(Lawn Fawn); Sentiment(Inkadinkadoo)
Ink:  SU(Black); Versa Magic(White)
Punch:  Creative Memories
Copics:  C3, C5
Twine:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Button:  Basic Grey
Gems:  EK Success
Glossy Accents: (Ranger)
Misc.:  Dimensionals

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Wishing You~

Inisde view of card.

Hi Friends!

Just a quick post to share with you today.  Hope all is well in your corner of the world!  I made this card for a friend who just had foot surgery.  I used this same stamp a little while ago for another friend who had two broken toes.  I really love House Mouse stamps.  I recently bought a House Mouse Christmas stamp and hope to ink that one up soon. Their images are so soft and sweet!  Anyways, just a quick card to share.  Hope you are having a great weekend, take care and hugs!!:-))

Paper:  Bazzill, My Mind's Eye, Recollections
Stamp:  Stampabilities; Sentiments(Verve)
Ink:  SU(Choc. Chip)
Copics:  E00, E31, R20
Gems:  Recollections
Ribbon:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Punch:  Martha Stewart

Saturday, October 1, 2011


So many pretty colors for inspiration!

Happy Saturday!

I'm back again for one of my favorite challenges at The Shabby Tea Room.  The challenge called for the colors, blue, green, orange, cream, and brown.  And, we were to incorporate chevrons.  An interesting challenge with so many pretty colors!  I will be giving this card to one of my co-workers who is a cancer survivor.  I'm sure all of us know of one person who has been affected by the terrible disease.  My hope and prayer is that we find a cure to this dreadful disease some day! 
I had a fun morning crafting at a stamp party with my co-worker.  Another co-worker, who is new to crafting,  joined us also today.  It's always good to have more join the party while crafting to share our thoughts and ideas.  Now I'm in the mood to make more cards!:-))

My card went together fairly easy.  I distressed and inked the edges.  I folded the butterfly in the center for dimension.  I used pumpkin pie ink over the butterfly and paper.  Added lace, seam binding, gems, pearl cotton, and sewing to finish the card.  Off now to see your creations!  Take care and have a wonderful weekend!!:-))

Paper:  Crate Paper, Recollections
Stamp:  SU(Strength & Hope)
Ink:  SU(Chocolate Chip, Crumb, Pumpkin Pie); Ranger (Tea Dye)
Punch:  Martha Stewart
Lace:  American Crafts
Flowers:  Rectollections
Ribbon:  SU(Crumb Cake)
Gems:  Me & My Big Ideas
Pearl Cotton:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Misc:  Sewing, Distress Tool(Ranger)