Friday, April 29, 2011


This week's gorgeous photo inspiration.

Hi Again!

Hope you are all doing well on this lovely sunny Friday!  Yes, the sun is finally shining...yeah!  I spent some crafting time last night in my craft room.  I'm even forgetting to watch some of my favorite shows such as American Idol and Grey's Anatomy due to my crafting addiction.:-)  But, oh well I can always see reruns or look them up on computer.  But, I did see the Royal Wedding this morning, did you?  It was so elegant and lovely, and I enjoyed it!  OK, now on to my card.  Isn't that a lovely inspiration photo over at The Shabby Tea Room?  I just love butterflies!  And, I so love K&Company butterflies!  I didn't want to overpower this card too much, so I let the butterflies make the statement.  A little sewing,  gorgeous ribbon, and border punch made the final touches.  Well, on to my housework that has waited long enough.:-)  Thanks for visiting here and enjoy your weekend...take care!


Paper:  K&Company, Hero Arts(Kraft), Bazzill
Stamp:  Hello(SU)
Ink:  SU(Perfect Plum)
Die:  Verve
Butterflies:  K&Company
Gems:  Darice
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Punch:  Martha Stewart
Misc:  Sewing

PDCC #79

The lovely inspiration photo.
Hi there!

Happy Friday to you!  So, did ya see the Royal Wedding this morning?  I certainly did.  I wanted to see all the elegance and style make a wonderful show!  I think it went very well!  In the midst of all the bad weather going on, bad ecomony,  and wars, etc., it was a lovely distraction.  I wish for them many happy years together!  Ok...I'll stop gushing  My card today is for the challenge over at The Play Date Cafe.  What sweet gorgeous colors they are this week with Sarah Anderson.   I decided to use my new stamps by Hero Arts and do a masculine card.  Masculine cards are difficult for me.  Ya can't be too frilly or too over the top 'cause that's just not a "guy" thing.  So, I tried to make it simple and add some brads.  I also inked the edges with black ink.  I love this Hero Arts set.  It is very versatile.  I'll be using it often for masculine cards.  Thanks for visiting and commenting!  Take care and enjoy your weekend!


Paper:  Bazzill
Stamps:  Hero Arts
Ink"  SU(Black)
Twine:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Brads:  Hot off the Press
Sakura Pen:  Silver

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

Inside of card.
Second card.

Hi there!

I had a chance over the weekend to make a couple of cards for Administrative Professionals Day for husband's secretary and secretary at my work.  They probably look more like a birthday card, but it is a time for celebration for them.  They are great workers and very much appreciated!  I hope to get into my craft room again for more cardmaking at the end of the week.  Hope you all have a wonderful week!  Take care and thanks for taking a peek!


Paper:  Recollections, SU, SEI
Flower Stamp:  SU
Lace, ribbon, pearl cotton, floss:  JoAnn Fabric
Celebrate Chipboard:  K&Company
Pearls:  Martha Stewart
Felt:  PTI
Smile, Celebrate Sentiments:  SandyLion
Butterfly Die:  Verve
Buttons:  Fancy Pants
Gems:  K&Company
Misc.:  Sewing

Friday, April 22, 2011

Sweet Journey

Here is the beautiful inspiration photo this week.
Hi there!

Happy Friday to you!  Aren't ya glad the weekend is here?!  What sweet colors this week over at The Play Date Cafe!  Some of my favorite colors with red, blue, and pink.  So, I made the above card with one of my favorite Hero Arts stamps.  I couldn't resist having some fun with a few red hearts and  some red twine.  I popped up the bicycle and a couple hearts on dimensionals for added interest.  Also, I added the little love label on the back of the bicycle.  Ok, hope you have a great weekend and a wonderful Easter.  Thanks for looking and take care!


Paper:  Creative Imaginations, Bazzill, Recollections
Stamps:  Hero Arts(Bicycle), SU(sentiment, tag)
Heart Punch:  SU
Twine:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Ribbon:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Red Metal Stickers:  Mark Richards
Ink:  SU(Black)
Sentiment:  Sweet Journey(K&Company)
Copics:  R46, RV02, G21

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Happy Birthday to You

This week's lovely inspiration photo

Hi Again!

I couldn't resist playing again this weekend in my craft room.  I saw the sweet and lovely photo inspiration over at The Shabby Tea Room.  All you needed to do this week for the challenge was to use doily and fun!  I found some pretty paper at Hobby Lobby last night and decided to use it for this card.  I embossed the bird cage and popped the little bird on a dimensional.  I used a doily and Tattered Angel frame and softened it with Antique Linen ink.  The edges and ribbon were also sponged with Antique Linen ink.  A scalloped circle is behind the frame.  And I was happy to use my new die from Verve for the sentiment.  Well, I better get some things done around here such as grocery shopping and  finish laundry.  Real life calls as usual...hehehe. all take care and have a great week!  Thanks for visiting!


Paper:  Bazzill, The Girl's Paperie, Recollections
Stamps:  TPC Studio, PTI(sentiment)
Ink:  Antique Linen(Ranger)
Emboss Powder:  Stampendous
Frame:  Tattered Angels
Large Pearl:  Prima
Small Pearls:  Martha Stewart
Flower:  Recollections
Dies:  Verve, Spellbinder(Scallop Circle)
Button:  My Stash
Doily:  WalMart
Lace, Hemp Cord:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Blessings of Joy

Here is the lovely photo inspiration for this week!

Hi there!

It feels good to be back in my craft room after a busy week!  Not sure how many cards I'll get done for challenges this weekend, but I thought I'd try to make at least one for a favorite challenge of mine over at the The Play Date Cafe.  I knew that I wanted to incorporate those little butterflies on my card.  And guess what those butterflies are from...ya guess yet?!  Ok...they are from a Panera bread coffee cup holder...yep!  I just love the texture of it!  I punched them out with my butterfly punch.  I used my blender pen to fill in the petals on the flowers.  The bird is from K&Company.  And the lace is from American Crafts.  The background paper(Melissa Frances) is actually green, but looks a little blue in the picture.  And the awesome ribbon with great texture is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Ok, hope you all have a fabulous weekend...take care...and thanks for visiting!


Paper:  Melissa Frances, Making Memories, Recollections
Stamp:  SU(Easter Blossoms)
Ink:  SU(Chocolate Chip)
Bird, Sentiment:  K&Company
Pearls:  Martha Stewart
Cotton Cord:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Button:  Fancy Pants
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Punch:  Picture Punch(butterfly), Martha Stewart
Lace:  American Crafts

Sunday, April 10, 2011

CCCB#51~Cheer Up!

Hi there!

It's a gorgeous sunny day here! Hope you are having lovely weather also! After I make dinner, which is lasagna...mmmm...I plan on taking a walk to enjoy some sunshine. But, my craft room called me to make this card for City Crafter Challenge.  Actually, I made this card for a friend's daughter who recently had ear surgery.  I have used this image before for a birthday card for a great niece.  I just love that bright sweet image!  I prettied her up by adding a pearl to her hair bow and on her shoes.  Also, I added some pearl cotton to her dress.  I then surrounded her with pearls beside her and below her.  Ya think I went crazy with the pearls?! :-)  Ok, time to scoot to make dinner.  Thanks for visiting and adding any comments...take care!


Paper:  Bazzill, Recollections
Digital Image:  Wonderlandbriley, Digital Delights
Sentiment:  SU
Ink:  SU, Black
Pearls:  Martha Stewart
Punch:  Fiskars
1/8" Hole Punch:  Martha Stewart
Trim:  Wal-Mart
Ribbon, Pearl Cotton:  Jo-Ann Fabric

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Happy Easter!

Inspiration photo with gorgeous colors!
Hi there!

Still working on Easter cards here in my craft room.  I noticed the gorgeous color inspiration photo at ColourQ.  So, I decided to play along.  Fabulous bright colors, don't ya think?!  Well, I'm going to make this a short post, since I have more laundry to do.  Hope you are enjoying your weekend!  Thanks for taking a peek, take care!


Paper:  Bazzill, Recollections
Stamp:  Paper Inspirations
Ink:  SU(Black, Baja Breeze), Versa Magic(White)
Flowers:  Prima
Leaf Punch:  EK
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Pearls:  Martha Stewart
Gems:  Darice
Ribbon:  Michael's

Friday, April 8, 2011

Welcome Little One!

Hi there!

How's it going?  Hope you are doing well!  Awesome bright colors this week for the The Play Date Cafe challenge.  I couldn't resist using my stamps from Pink Persimmon for a baby card.  I don't have any baby cards in my stash, so it's always good to have those on hand.  When my son was young, I used to dress him in the bright blue color.  It would bring out his adorable baby blue eyes.  Wow, how those days just flew by.  Above is a favorite picture of my son and me on Mother's Day a few years back.  This picture shows his sweet smile and his "baby blues".  Ok, well, thank you for  visiting and adding any comments.  It's appreciated!   The weather is suppose to clear up here.  We've had rainy cold weather all week.  It may even reach 80 on Sunday...yeah!  Take care and have a great weekend!

Paper:  Wausau, Best Occasions, Recollections
Stamp:  Pink Persimmon(Baby Clothesline)
Ink:  SU(Black, Not Quite Navy)
Twine:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Bird Punch:  Martha Stewart
Trim:  Simplicity
Pen:  Sakura(Silver Gel)
Copic Marker:  B29(Ultramarine)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Happy Easter!

Hi there!

Just a few CAS Easter cards I made over the weekend.  My friend, Nancy, gave me the buttons.  She knows I like buttons.  Thank you,  Nancy!  I found some cute little Easter Stamps for her.  We are always finding things to give to each other.  It's fun having a craft friend in that way! Take care and thanks for visiting!


Paper: TPC Studio, Bazzill
Ribbon: Jo-Ann Fabric
Gems: Darice
Stamp: Hero Arts
Ink: SU(Rose Red)
Cotton Cord: Darice
Flower Buttons: Blumenthal Lansing

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Happy Easter!

Hi there!

Happy Saturday to you! I hope you all are doing well! I just started on some Easter cards and entered the challenge over at The Play Date Cafe.  Those are lovely colors for the challenge.  Do you remember playing the Monopoly game?  I sure do!  Did you giggle when your opponent was sent to jail? fun! 

I had a little trouble incorporating the silver/gray.  I added some silver around the eggs and the sentiment with a sakura gel pen.  Steady fingers to do that trick!:-)  I colored in the egg with a colored pencil.  Anyways, I had fun making this card.  Thanks for taking a peek!  I appreciate it!  You take care and enjoy your weekend!


Paper:  American Crafts, DCWV, K&Company
Stamp:  SU(Easter Blossoms)
Ink:  SU(Baja Breeze)
Lace, Floss:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Button:  My Stash
Pin:  Maya Road
Emboss Folder:  SU(Polka Dots)
Pearls:  Martha Stewart
Flowers:  Recollections
Misc:  Colored Pencil, Sakura  gel pen(Silver),

Friday, April 1, 2011

Best Wishes

Hi there!

It's not a busy weekend for me, so some cardmaking play time today.  I entered this at CR84FN Color Challenge.  As you can see the above photo has luscious elegant colors, so I decided to make a wedding card that I need for June.  I had the ribbon in my stash, which I saved from a Christmas gift.  I thought I'd make the ribbon into a flower.  It was so fun and easy!  Thanks for looking at my card's appreciated!  Take care and have a wonderful weekend!


Paper:  DCWV(Taj Mahal), Bazzill
Stamp:  PTI
Ink:  SU(Bravo Burgundy)
Pearls:  Martha Stewart
Gem Emellishment:  K&Company
Ribbon:  My Stash