Thursday, March 31, 2011

April (Happy Birthday!)

Hi there friends!

I saw the photo inspiration as seen above for The Shabby Tea Room and couldn't resist playing this week.  All you needed to do was to get inspiration from the photo and use flowers.  I made this card for a co-worker who has a birthday next month.  And last weekend I made a visit to an Archiver's store , so I'm in the "shabby" mood for this card.  So many goodies all in one store!  I bought the lovely Crate Paper, lace, frame, and pleated paper.   One of my new favs now is the Craft Paper line...luvn' it!  Thanks for looking at my interpretation of's appreciated!  Have a great day and take care!


Paper:  Crate Paper, Bazzill, DCWV
Stamp:  Hero Arts
Ink:  SU(Choc. Chip)
Pearl:  Martha Stewart
Frame:  K&Company
Felt: PTI
Flower Punch:  SU
Lace:  American Crafts
Collton Cord:  Darice
Pleated Paper:  Bazzill
Misc.:  Distress Tool(Tim Holtz), sewing, scor tape, Dimensional(SU)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Happy Monday!

I'm posting this card for a couple of challenges.  I'm entering the challenge at The Play Date Cafe and Birthday Sundaes.  The inspiration photo for Play Date Cafe is so lovely!  It reminds me of sitting outside enjoying beautiful flowers and sunshine.  The weather here has been cold again.  This weekend possibly 50 degree weather.  I prefer 60's and 70's, but at least it's a start.:-) Thank you for looking and adding any comments.  It's appreciated!  Take care and enjoy your week!

Paper:  Bazzill, Recollections
Stamps:  SU, PTI(sentiment)
Pearls:  Martha Stewart
Gems:  Darice
Butterfly:  K&Company
Flowers:  Darice, Rainbow Blooms
Ink:  SU(Perfect Plum)
Ribbon:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Frame:  American Crafts
Die:  Spellbinder's(Scallop Circle)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hi there!

I haven't done any cardmaking in awhile due to work and going away for the weekend for a bowling tournament.  I start another work day tomorrow, so no cardmaking until possibly Tuesday or Thursday...sigh.  But, I did get my crafter fix by visiting an Archiver's store.  Oh my, I was in cardmaking/scrapbook  heaven!  So, I did get some embellies and a little this and that for some soon to be cards.  I hope you have a wonderful week!  In the meantime, I will try and visit some blogs and see your lovely creations...take care!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Birthday Sundaes Challenge-"Happy Birthday"

Hi there!

Happy Monday!  There is a new card challenge over at Sundaes!  All you have to do is make a birthday card with a sentiment on the card relating to "birthday".  The very talented Michelle Bala brought it to my attention while reading her blog.  And, she is one of the fun!  So, I paper pieced and made this little birthday card with a new stamp I bought at Hobby Lobby.  I just couldn't resist those little birthday hats!  Thanks for's appreciated...take care!

Paper: Recollections, SU
Stamps: Stampabilities(party hats), SU(sentiment)
Ribbon: Jo-Ann Fabric
Gems: Recollections

Saturday, March 19, 2011

PDCC #73-Because I Care

Hi Again!

This card today is for The Play Date Cafe Challenge #73 . I finally got out my wide ribbon for this one. I've been wanted to use it, but didn't have the right card for it. I think the wide ribbon makes for a lovely effect. Anyways, I love the colors this week for the challenge. Ordinarily, I wouldn't think of putting these colors together, so thank goodness for fun! Thanks for taking a peek and adding any comments! Enjoy your weekend...take care!


Paper: Bazzill, DCWV(Citrus Pack)
Stamp: SU(Fifth Avenue Floral), (Because I Care)
Ink: SU(Elegant Eggplant)
Punch: EK
Pearls: Martha Stewart
Ribbon: Michael's

TSTR #53-"Party Time"

Happy Saturday!

How ya doin?! It's a lovely sunny day here! Spring will soon be here...yeah! I hope to enjoy some sunshine, but will post a couple of cards first. I had to enter this challenge at because they are celebrating their one year birthday party! It is one of my favorite fun! I used a coaster and made a collage of strips of paper. A friend gave me these coasters. I'm trying to make a better effort at using my neglected supplies.:-) Lots of "lovelies" to be seen for their birthday bash! So, go over and take a peek! Thank you for looking and adding any comments. Take care!

Another view of card:


Paper: Recollections, K&Company, DCWV(Citrus Stack), SU
Stamp: Pink Persimmon(Mini Banner Greetings)
Punch: Martha Stewart, SU
Ink: Versa Magic(Cloud White)
Coaster: My Stash
Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Felt Heart: Jo-Ann Fabric
Orange Flower: Handmade
Metal Dots: Colorbok
Brad: Recollections

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

CR84FN19-Thank You

Hi there!

A thank you card made with some challenging colors of aqua, steel blue, and gray for CR84FN. I threaded some pearl cotton through the lace and added a back stitch at the top and bottom center. I love the lace with scallops that go along with the border. And the button was a great find in my jar of buttons from the flea market. Stop over and look at all the "beauties" of inspiration at CR84FN! Well, I need to scoot to finish dinner. Hope you have a great week! Thanks for taking a peek...take care!

Paper: Anna Griffin, K&Company
Stamp: SU
Ink: SU(Not quite navy)
Button: My Stash
Flower Punch: SU
Gray Flowers: Prima
Lace: Jo-Ann Fabric
Pearl Cotton: Jo Ann Fabric
Pearls: Martha Stewart
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Pearl Pins: Jo-Ann Fabric

Another view of card:

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers Challenge#46-Thank You

Happy Sunday!

How's it going? Hope you are all doing well on this fine Sunday! They are having a CAS challenge at Mark's Finest Papers with the theme of gray and lime green. So, I thought how fun to try their challenge again this week! I learned something with copic markers. I'm very new to using them. My first attempt didn't turn out well, so I tried again. I had to keep the tip up straight and color lightly and carefully. Anyhow, this card goes to my boss at work who is trying to get things more organized for us, and she is doing a great job! Thank you for looking and adding any comments! Take care and have a great day!
Paper: Anna Griffin
Stamps: Verve, Kathy Davis
Ink: SU(Basic Black)
Gems: Me&My Big Ideas
Copic Marker: Yellow Green(YG06)

Friday, March 11, 2011


Hi Again!

I put together a quick birthday card and entered the challenge over at CR84FN. The bright colors of orange and yellow makes for a perfect spring birthday card. The inspiration photo is just lovely, don't ya think?! You all take care and have a great weekend! Thanks for looking and adding any comments. It's appreciated!

Paper: DCWV(Citrus Stack), Recollections
Stamp: SU, PTI
Ink: SU(Basic Black)
Ribbon: Jo-Ann Fabric
Gems: Me&My Big Ideas
Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon

PDCC72 "Happy Birthday"

Hi there!

Another challenge over at Play Date Cafe! Exciting colors this week of navy, pink and orange! At first I thought, hmmm how to put it all together. So, I gave it my best shot. I came across some sweet flowers from Me&My Big Ideas that I thought would work well for this card. I added a little bit of this and that and came up with this birthday card. Several birthdays this month in my family, so it's good to have another one made. Hope you all are doing well! Thanks for looking! Take care and have a great weekend!

Another view of card:
Paper: Bazzill, K&Company, Paper Studio
Stamps: SU, PTI
Rick Rack, Ribbon: Jo-Ann Fabric
Punch: Martha Stewart
Flowers: Me&My Big Ideas
Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Ink: SU(Basic Black)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #45(Bleach Technique)

Hi there!

The very talented Colleen Dietrich inspired me to try the Bleach Technique. She recently joined the design team for Mark's Finest Papers. Congrats, Colleen! And ya know what?! I gave this technique my best try!:-) I just simply have no idea if it was done in the right way. I checked out the tutorial Colleen provided over at Splitcoaststampers by Beaute. Whether it was done right or not, it certainly was fun and so simple! Next time I'll know not to pour as much bleach into a container. I think it cleared out my! Anyways, thanks for taking a peek and adding any comments! Take care and have a wonderful day!


Paper: K&Company, Bazzill
Stamps: Hero Arts(Butterfly), Happy Birthday(PTI)
Emboss Powder: Stampendous(Opaque, detail white)
Ink: Versa Magic(Cloud White)
Pearls, Punch: Martha Stewart
Ribbon: Jo-Ann Fabric
Sakura Pens: Gold, White

Monday, March 7, 2011

TSTR Week #52-"Luck of the Irish"

Hi there!

They are celebrating the "green" over at!  May the luck of the Irish be with ya!  I got lucky and married a witty Irish man...hehehe!  Every time he thinks he's funny he says, "That's my Irish wit for ya"!:-)  Anyways, I could not resist this challenge.  I so love making St. Pat's cards for friends and family!  Go over to The Shabby Tea Room and enjoy looking at all the lovely green creations.  The talented and sweet Michelle Bala is guest designer this week! Thanks for taking a peek.  I 'm thankful for any and all comments...take care!

Paper:  Melissa Frances, K&Company, The Paper Co.
Stamp:  SU
Ribbon, Lace:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Button:  My Stash
Cord:  Darice
Gems:  Me&My Big Ideas
Shamrock:  Jo-Ann Fabric

Sunday, March 6, 2011

More Snow?!

Hi there!

We woke up to some more snow this morning. So many are tired of seeing the "white stuff". The weatherman said, "I don't think we'll see any snow next week". Dare we get our hopes up??!!:-) Spring is just a few weeks away...yeahhh! Anyways, I thought I'd share a few photos that my husband took this morning and afternoon of the snow and of our dog, Shadow. Shadow loves taking a break and just laying in the snow. I guess that's his way of cooling off.:-) Also, I wanted to share the snow melting throught the holes in the chair on our deck. Hope you are having a great weekend...take care!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Happy St. Patrick'sDay!

Hi Again!

Just wanted to post some St. Pat's cards 'cause around here we celebrate the green! My husband is Irish and that means an Irish wit...hehehe! Nope, he hasn't been lucky by winning the lottery, and he does OK in Vegas. But, I'm the lucky one 'cause he tolerates my craft! Aren't those cute shamrock buttons? My friend, Nancy, gave those to me. Thank you , Nancy! Anyways, whatever you do on St. Pat's Day have a great one and celebrate the green! Take care!


Paper: Bazzill, K&Company, Best Creation
Stamp: SU
Gems: Darice
Ink: SU(Garden Green, Choc. Chip, So Saffron
Floss: Jo-Ann Fabric
Shamrock Button: DressItUp
Ribbon: Michael's
Stickles: Ranger Ink(Worn Lipstick)
Copic: R29(Lipstick Red)


Happy Saturday!

How's it going? Hope you are all doing well! It's a another fun challenge over at Play Date Cafe this week! We are to choose just a "splash" of color, and it can be any color your choose. Isn't that a beautiful inspiration photo?! I started some St. Patrick Day cards. I make some every year for family and friends being that my husband is Irish. My friend, Nancy, gave me the cutest shamrock buttons. Oops, getting off topic here, lol. Anyways, I'll post my St. Pat cards after this post. So, thanks for taking a peek and adding any comments...take care!

Paper: K&Company, Bazzill
Stamp: SU
Ink: SU(Garden Green)
Gems: Darice
Twine: Reallly Reasonable Ribbon
Emboss Folder: SU(Lattice)

Friday, March 4, 2011

TSTR #51 "Classic Elegance"

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all are doing well! It seems like forever since I've posted. It was a busy long work week for me! So, I'm glad that it's the weekend and it's time to play in the craft room! I do love the colors red, black, and white and that is why I couldn't resist this challenge over at  I was inspired to follow the theme for classy and elegant. The embossed paper with the words love and forever is perfect for a wedding card. Thanks for looking and adding any comments! It's appreciated! Take care and have a great weekend!


Paper: GCD Studios, Die Cuts With a View, Bazzill,Vellum(The Paper Co.)
Gem: Paper Studio
Ribbon: Jo-Ann Fabric
Flowers: Bazzill, EK Success(red)
Corner Punch: Creative Memories
Punch: Fiskars
Sentiment: K&Company

Another view of my card-