Monday, January 31, 2011


Hi Everyone!

There is a sweet color challenge over at CR84FN13 this week with the colors red, turqoise, and brown! Staying with the "LOVE" theme with my cards lately I decided to get out my Hero Arts and Stampin' Up "LOVE" stamps. Finding the right turqouise and red was a challenge. I decided to pop it with some bright red for the rose as a final touch. I'm still not sure if it looks quite right, but there it is as it is, my card.:-) Hope all of you are doing well. We are anxiously awaiting some blizzard weather beginning tomorrow. I think it's our turn now. We have been lucky that we escaped so many storms that have gone to the east of us. I appreciate any and all comments...thank you! Snuggy up and keep warm....hugssss!!!

Paper: Bazzill, K&Company, Martha Stewart
Stamps: Hero Arts, SU
Punch: Martha Stewart, Picture Punch
Gems: Recollections
Lace: JoAnn Fabric
Floss: JoAnn Fabric
Rose: Offray

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #66

Hi there!

What lucious colors over at PDCC this week with lilac/purple, black, and white!!! I knew the perfect item to choose for this card. I recently bought some gorgeous butterflies while at Hobby Lobby. I couldn't wait to set this "little pretty" on the card. And, a sweet sentiment from Danielle Kennedy that I received by winning on her blog to celebrate her three year blog anniversary. Thank you again, Danielle! Thank you for looking...take care and enjoy your weekend!!!


Paper: Bazzill, SU
Butterfly: K&Company
Gems: Recollections
Pearls: Recollections
Doily: JoAnn Fabric
Seam Binding: Reasonable Ribbon
Large Gem: Paper Studio
Twine: Reasonable Ribbon
Misc: Black Elastic Cord, my stash, Fiskars(border)
Sentiment: Flourishes

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Hi there!

A sweet challenge over at Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge this week. It is with a "love" theme. So, am getting a good start on Valentine cards. I thought I'd go with bright colors and use the Hero Arts butterfly stamp. I also got out my SU heart punch and stamped up some sweet hearts. It's a simple card, but I couldn't resist adding some bling and a satin ribbon! Hope you are having a great day! Thanks for looking...take care!

Paper: My Stash
Gems: Darice
Ribbon: JoAnn Fabric
Punch: SU, Fiskars
Stamp: Hero Arts, SU
Copics: G14, Y35, BG15
Ink: SU, Rose Red
Tombow Marker: 725

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Shabby Tea Room Week #45

Hi there!

I entered the interesting challenge at The challenge was to make a card with white and/or cream plus one additional color. I did hold back and used just two colors. I am used to using more than just two colors, so it was a good challenge for me! I was shopping in Hobby Lobby and couldn't resist the nautral bamboo cream yarn for the flower. I learned how to make this certain flower from Danielle Flanders tutorial on her blog(May2010). The natural bamboo yarn looked soft and vintage to me. It was fun making it! I'll have to return and get more yarn for different colors.:-)Hope you all are having a good week! I appreciate any comments...thank you...take care!!!

Paper: Bazzill, Kimberly Poloson, Graphic 45
Pearls: Martha Stewart
Floss: JoAnn Fabric
Sheer Fabric: JoAnn Fabric
Flower: Hobby Lobby, natural Bamboo yarn, inspired by
Danielle Flanders
Punch: EK, Fiskars
Buttons: SU
Distress Ink: Ranger Ink, peeled paint

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC 64

Hi All!

I was thinkin' ahhh... lovely these colors this week at PDCC, don't ya think?! I was thinkin' luxury with this one, so I got out some luxury paper. I have to admit and give credit to Colleen Dietrich for the inspiration when I saw her card, thank you! So, here is my card. Thanks for looking and I certainly appreciate any and all comments! Take care and have a wonderful day!!!

Paper: Bazzill, Kraft, DMC-Luxury
Stamps: Verve
Gems: Darice
Pearls: Martha Stewart
Heart: My Stash
Flower: Prima
Doily: Walmart
Ink: SU, Marina Mist
Punch: Fiskars

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Color Throwdown #124

Hi there!

I just had to enter this challenge at Color Throwdown because of one of our "Stamping Sisters", Katie Renz. These cards will go to Katie who has been diagnosed with gastric cancer. She is truly an inspiration, and I will keep her in thought and prayer. My heart goes out to her and her family. So, wouldn't it be fun to enter the challenge and send a card to Katie?! Please go over and enter at the Color Throwdown. I'm sure Katie will have a sweet smile on her face when she receives your card!:-) Thanks for taking a peek! Take care and have a great day!


Paper: Bazzill, SEI
Ribbon: SU
Button: Stickopotamus
Pearls: Martha Stewart
Gems: Darice
Pearl Brads: Recollections
Twine: Martha Stewart
Punch: EK
Stickles: Ranger Ink, worn lipstick

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Shabby Tea Room #43

This is a card for the challenge at The challenge is to have eleven elements on your card. My elements are cardstock, patterned paper, buttons, layers, pearls, brads, felt heart, chipboard, twine, and sequins, and ribbon. I kept counting and adding more and more...yesss...I have eleven! And I think the card weighs a ton!:-) But, I loved doing it and adding fun! It was a great challenge, so I thank you Shabby Tea Room!!! Thanks for looking and taking a peek. Take care and have a great evening!

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle
Twine: Martha Stewart
Button: My Stash
Ribbon: My Stash
Chipboard: American Crafts
Stamp: PTI
Pearls: Recollections
Brads: Queen&Co.
Sequin Thread: JoAnn Fabric
Felt Heart: JoAnn Fabric
Emboss Folder: SU


Hi Tweet-Hearts!

This card is for a "sweetheart" of a friend for Valentine's Day. I think I'll use this same design and make up some Valentine cards for my sisters too. Thanks for taking a peek, tweet-hearts, and have a great day!!!:-)

Paper: Bazzill, Cloud9Design
Stamps: SU(hearts), Hero Arts
Gems: Darice
Twine: Martha Stewart
Ribbon: JoAnn Fabric
Ink: SU(rose red)
Border: Fiskars


Hi again!

Happy weekend to you! It's Saturday, so here I am again! Yeah, I may even work on another card yet today! After my difficult challenging card(see previous post), I thought I'd try a Valentine card. I was hoping to get the effect of hearts floating in the sky. It's a very simple card. Well, I'll admit not real simple 'cause I had an accident with the blue alcohol ink. Uh huh, all over my hands. I was gonna take a pic of my hands, but I'm sure you can imagine. :-) I just love the bright colors for Valentine's Day, so I'll be making more cards! OK...thanks for taking a peek...take care!
Paper: Glossy card stock(Ranger Ink, Bazzill
Stamp: SU
Button: SU
Elastic thread: Mainstays
Ink: Alcohol Ink, (Ranger Ink): cranberry, stream, wild plum

The Play Date Cafe Challenge 63

Good Morning All!

Wow! Did you all think this was a challenge, huh?! Well, it certainly was for me! This combination of colors would not be in my usual craft making. After I was finished, I thought... hmmmm... maybe I should have done a Christmas theme. But, here is my card. The running water spoke to me and so I wanted to go more spring/summer. I added glossy accents to leaves on the card to make it look like rain. I found the big(ugly) green button in my stash(my button jar from a flea market)and tried to "pretty" it up with some gems. Anyways, thanks for taking a peek and I enjoy any comments! Take care and have a great day!
Paper: Bazzill, Flair Designs
Buttons: Stash(Flea Market), green(SU)
Gems: Darice
Stamp: Inkadinkado
Ink: Martha Stewart, SU
Punch: SU, EK
Lace, Ribbon: Jo Ann Fabric, green(BoBunny)
Silver elastic thread: Mainstays
Silver Cord: My Stash
Glossy Accents: Ranger Ink