Friday, February 25, 2011

TSTR Week#50 "Buttons and Bows"

Hi again!

Just one more card to post today! What are some of your favs to use while making a card? I know my favorites are ribbon and buttons and several other things of course! But, how can one resist the inspiration at The theme this week is "Buttons and Bows". I purchased a sweet tag from Graphic45 recently and made that my focus. Such cute little bunnies and Easter will soon be here before ya know it! So, go on over and look at all the "button and bow beauties" at the Shabby Tea Room! Thanks for looking and adding any comments...take care!


Paper: SU, The Paper Studio, Bazzill
Tag: Graphic 45
Ribbon, Lace, Floss: Jo-Ann Fabric
Buttons: Basic Grey, SU
Ink: Versa Magic(Cloud White)
Sakura: Metallic gold pen(outlined around tag)
Punch: Martha Stewart

PDCC #70 with Ruby 2 Shoes

Happy Friday!

We had a winter blast come through this morn. I was to go in to work for just a few hours. Gal at work called me and told me not to come in due to very difficult driving weather. Oh spring...where are you??!!:-) Anyways, I made a card for PDCC. I always admire Ruby's cute creative cards, and could not resist this challenge. Coloring the butterflies brightened my mood instantly thinking of spring. Also, the stamp from Verve got me to thinking. Yes, dance...even though there are difficult times...difficult weather!:-) Ok...hope ya have a great weekend. I'm off to a bowling tournament tomorrow and I hope I knock them all down!:-) Thanks for adding any comments! It's appreciated, take care!
Paper: Kraft, Bazzill, 3bugsinarug, Paper Studio
Stamps: Verve
Button: Fancy Pants
Punch: Fiskars
Floss: Jo-Ann Fabric
Lace: Paper Studio
Ink: SU(Choc. Chip)
Copics: YR04, YG06, B32
Gems: Me&My Big Ideas

Monday, February 21, 2011


Hi Everyone!

We are experiencing bad weather here today. Acutally, it started last night with ice. I heard "crackling" noises against the window during the night. I thought, "ut oh", the ice storm is on it's way...grrrr! But, that's ok, no work for me until tomorrow. So, I stayed in the warm cozy house and made this card for the challenge at CR84FN. Stella continues to be the guest designer this month. She put together a sweet lovely card for great inspiration as always! Go over and take a peek at the beautiful cards from the designers. Thanks for looking. I appreciate any and all comments...take care!

Stamp: SU(Easter Blossoms)
Paper: SU, Anna Griffin
Pearls: Martha Stewart
Pink Rose: Recollections
Seam Binding: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Lace, Trim: Jo-Ann Fabric
Ink: SU(Perfect Plum), Versa Magic(Cloud White)
Water Color Pencils: Kimberly(706,716)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

PDCC#69 "Combined Grind" Challenge

Happy Saturday!

How exciting! There is a "Combined Grind" Challenge at Play Date Cafe this week. A combined challenge with Case Study. The photo inspiration is from the talented Eva Dobilas, a very creative lady! Take a peek and enjoy all the sweet creations everyone has made! Thanks for looking and adding any comments! Take care and enjoy your weekend!:-))


Paper: K&Company, Bazzill
Ribbon: My Stash
Red Flower, Red Gems: Darice
Black Gems, Flourish: Jolee's
Butterflies: K&Company
Black Cord: Jo-Ann Fabric
Emboss Folder: SU(Lattice)
Die: Spellbinder's(Scallop Circle)
Ink: Versa Magic(Cloud White)

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Shabby Tea Room #49 "Keep Warm"

Hi there!

Another fabulous challenge at  This week's guest designer is Michelle Bala!  She is a very sweet talented lady!  Lots of inspiration for the challenge, and you will be sure to feel warm and cozy looking at all the creations!  I needed a thank you card for a friend, so what better way than to add a heart with some lace, ribbon, and flower.  I just love those prima flowers, don't you?!  Ok, I need to scoot to eat and meet with some friends tonight.  Thanks for looking and adding any comments!  Take care and have a great weekend!


Paper:  SU., Webster's, Kraft
Flower:  Prima
Stamps:  SU
Ink:  SU(Marina Mist)
Pears:  Martha Stewart
Ribbon:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Lace:  Paper Studio

Monday, February 14, 2011


Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope you all are having a great Valentine's Day! We celebrated by going out to dinner last evening. And tonight I made one of my husband's favorites, stuffed peppers...mmmmMMMmmm. We exchanged cards, and he gave me flowers, so sweet! OK...anyways, about the card for CR84FN15. This was my third attempt at a card because I ditched the other two...hehehe. I tried to go shabby chic and it just wasn't working for me. So, I settled for simple. Stella is guest designer this month. She's a sweet creative lady, so go on over and enter the challenge. Lots of inspiration to be found! Take care and thanks for taking a peek!

Paper: Bazzill(green), Teal, White, Yellow(my stash)
Stamp: PTI
Gems: Martha Stewart
Ink: SU(Black)
Ribbon: Jo-Ann Fabric
Punch: Fiskars

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Shabby Tea Room #48 "Sweet Hearts"

Hi there!

Hope you are having a great weekend! I checked out the challenge at this week and saw a lovely inspiration photo with colors of pink, green, and pretty! We were also encouraged to use doilies, polka dots, flowers, lace, and ribbon. What a great challenge! Am showing two photos because I want to show the dimension of my card.
I appreciate any and all comments! You take care and enjoy your weekend!

Paper: Webster's, Bazzill, K&Company
Glitter Hearts: KI Memories
Brad: K&Company
Lace: Webster's
Pearls: Martha Stewart
Green Gem: Darice
Stamp: Darcie's
Floss, Ribbon: Jo-Ann Fabric
Punch: Fiskars
Ink: SU(Choc. chip), Versa Magic(Cloud White)

Friday, February 11, 2011

PDCC#68 "Shabby Chic"

Happy Friday!

I could not resist entering the challenge at PDCC this week. It seems every week here lately because the inspiration from the designers is amazing! When I saw the shabby chic picture, the wheels were turning in my head. I thought delicate and feminine with lace, ribbon, flowers,and pearls. Yes, must have pearls! I saw this lovely image at The Graphics Fairy and even added a tiny pearl for her earring. is my shabby chic card! Thank you for looking and adding any comments! It's appreciated...take care!


Paper: Kraft, Bazzill, Melissa Frances, Paper Studio
Image: The Graphics Fairy
Pearls, Rose: Recollections
Cream Flower: Prima
Lace: Jo-Ann Fabric
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Punch: Martha Stewart
Corner Punch: Marvy Uchida
Ink: Versa Magic, Cloud White

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Hi Again!

Thought I'd post one more today because the sweet dear Stella is guest designer this month at CR84FN! Please vist her blog. She is very creative and a wonderful person! The colors for this challenge are light pink, bright pink, and chocolate. MMmmMmmm did I see chocolate...oh yeah! I just loved working with these yummy colors! Cutting out those little birds were challenging, but wanted to pop them on some dimensionals for more added effect. I knew the perfect paper to use was the SEI paper I've had, which I've used several times for cards. I'm also entering this card for the Stampin' B's challenge #97 because the theme this week is birds. Anyways, thank you for looking and adding any comments. I appreciate it! Take care!

Paper: Bazzill, SEI
Stamp: Darcie's
Ink: SU(Rose Red, Chocolate Chip)
Flower: Offray
Ribbon: JoAnn Fabric
Floss: JoAnn Fabric
Pearls: Recollections
Punch: EK

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

Hi there!

I was awarded the Stylish Blogger Award from a sweet lady, Kasey! Thank you so much Kasey! It was a nice surprise and so sweet of you! In order to accept this award, I needed to list eight things you great people out there in blog land do not know about me. Also, I needed to pass this award onto eight people. Thank you again, Kasey!

1. I would love to learn more about jewelry making. But, I don't have any room for more craft supplies!:-)
2. I enjoy bowling. I bowl with a friend who makes cards also. We bring card magazines to bowling-it's double fun!
3. I love to travel. One day I'd like to visit Italy.
4. I enjoy watching sports-GO BUCKS!
5. I came from a large family of four sisters and two brothers.
6. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for my one sis to enjoy card making/scrapbooking!
7. I LOVE having a dark chocolate mint after dinner!
8. Am definitely not a morning person even though my work insists upon it...LOL!

I'd like to pass this award to the following:
1. Cass(Made by Cass)
2. Michelle(My Passion for Crafting)
3. Stella(A little bit of the things I enjoy)
4. TannyP(All that Rubbish)
5. Archana(Handmade Cards by Archana)
6. Pauline(Craft Obsession)
7. Jennine(Craven Creations)
8. Sarah(Handmade with Love by Sarah)

Please check out their blogs for beautiful creations!!!


Hi there!

Hope you all are doing well on this fine Wednesday evening! I entered a card for Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge. I was thinking spring colors. A little blue, green, and yellow. Am looking forward to spring, aren't you? I can't wait to see the first robin and hear the birds sing! So, as you see I went with a bird image and some musical paper. I stamped the bird image on canvas and gave it some more dimension with some lovely soft felt I recently purchased from PTI. I tried to soften the card up with yarn, pearls, sewing, and distressed the edges.

Frigid temps here tonight. I think settling down with a warm cup of cocoa is on the menu here. Thank you for taking a peek and adding any comments! Take care and keep warm!
Paper: Kraft, Melissa Frances, Paper Studio
Stamps: Darcie's(sentiment), Fiskars(bird)
Yarn: Hobby Lobby
Button: My Stash
Lace: Webster's
Ink: SU(choc. chip, black); Ranger(walnut)
Canvas: JoAnn Fabric
Pearls: Recollections
Felt: PTI

Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Shabby Tea Room-Week #47-"Get Creative"

Happy Sunday!

As the weekend comes to a close, I had fun staying at home yesterday and making another card. We got more snow again with a level 2 for the county. So, going out shopping for more craft supplies for me was a "no-no". But, there is always time for that, right? :-) This card is for The challenge is asking for one to "get creative" with no patterned paper allowed and your own handmade embellishments.  I kept the card simple.  The background was stamped with one of my favorite Inkadinkadoo stamps.  I used my blender pen to fill in the butterflies with SU inks.  The flower was made with coffee filters and sponged on Ranger Inks.  I couldn't help but add a few blings around the flower and on the butterflies.  This was a fun challenge for me to think outside the box.  And I enjoyed looking at all the many lovelies!  Thank you, Shabby Tea Room! 

Paper:  Kraft
Stamps:  Inkadinkado(background), PTI(sentiment)
Ink:  SU(Bravo Burgundy), Marina Mist
        Ranger Ink(Fired Brick), (Broken China)
Coffee filter
Punch:  SU(scallop circle)
Button:  My Stash(flea market)
Gems:  Recollections
Floss:  JoAnn Fabric

Friday, February 4, 2011


Hi Again!

I wasn't sure if I wanted to attempt the challenge over at Play Date Cafe this week because so many colors! But, lots of wonderful inspiration from the designers! I was greatly inspired by Andrea Ewen's card with the fabric frame, and framed some lace on my card. Thank you, Andrea! My card is a simple card with just a tad of pink, but have all the other colors. I was happy to find in my stash the burgundy ribbon. I believe it's off of a Christmas present that I knew I'd use some day. Hope you are having a great day! It's a sunny one here in NW Ohio, so that's a good thing. I appreciate any and all comments! Take care!

Paper: Kraft, SU(Polka dot), Cloud9Design(pink), blue(my stash)
Ribbon: My stash
Lace: Paper Studio
Gems: Recollections
Stamps: Fiskars
Ink: Ranger(broken china), SU(real red), Versa Magic(Cloud White)
Floss: JoAnn Fabric
Button: My stash(flea market)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Hi there!

Am posting a birthday card made for a co-worker. I had a different image in mind, but it so happened that I didn't like how I colored it with copic markers. I definitely need more practice with the copics! Anyways, I went with the Serendipity bird cage stamp, which fit for the area.

Also, I posted a couple pictures of SNOW. Yep, all that "white stuff" that we are getting tired of seeing. It was a level 3 emergency for several counties. The county I work in had issued a level 3, so no work for me! Poor hubby had to stay over at work all night and barely could get into the driveway with his truck. He then had the fun job of plowing out all that "white stuff". Our German Shepherd had fun and watched the snow fly. At least someone loves all this SNOW...hehehe! You all take care and keep warm! Thanks for looking! I appreciate any and all comments!

Paper: Paper Pizazz, Bazzill
Stamps: PTI(sentiment), Serendipity(bird cage)
Gems: Darice, Recollections
Floss: JoAnn Fabric
Ribbon: Michael's
Ink: SU(perfect plum)
Punch: SU(ticket punch), Fiskars, Martha Stewart(bird)
Leaf: Me & My Big Ideas