Wednesday, June 29, 2011

TSTR Week #68 'My Favorite Things'

Hi there!

I couldn't resist entering the challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room again this week!  I had so much fun making this card!  We were to use our favorite paper and embellishments.  I just kept adding so many of my favorites to this shabby card!  I have many favorite papers and embellishments, but I so love Girls' Paperie soft beautiful paper.  I picked up the doily when we were in Amish Country.  I trimmed it down to fit  the card.  I used distress inks of tea dye, antiue linen, and walnut stain for the lace.  I added batting under the muslin fabric for dimension.  Scor-Tape came in handy for that little task.:-)  I thank you for visiting here today!  Take care and enjoy the rest of your week!:

Paper:  Girls' Paperie, Kraft(Hero Arts), Coredinations, Bazzill
Stamp:  Heart(Close to My Heart), Sentiment(SU)
Ink:  SU(Melon Mambo), (Tea Dye, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain-Ranger)
Chipboard:  Melody Ross
Metal Frame:  K&Company
Pins:  Maya Road
Star:  Memrie Mare
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Flowers:  Recollections
Muslin Fabric, Batting, Hemp Cord:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Lace:  Paper Studio
Punch:  EK
Doily:  Amish Country(Berlin, Ohio)
Misc:  Sewing, Scor-Tape

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Birthday Sundaes Challenge #15-Stars & Stripes

Hi Again!

This is a quick post for this evening.  I made a CAS card for the challenge over at Birthday Sundaes.  My sis-in-law's fiancee's birthday is on July 4th, so this card would be perfect for him.  Masculine cards are always a challenge for me.  I often want to add gems, pearls, or ribbon.:-)  Thanks for looking here today.  Take care, hugs!:-))

Paper:  Bazzill, My Stash
Stamp:  Verve, SU(sentiment)
Ink:  SU(Navy)
Square Scallop Punch:  SU
Twine:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Copic:  R46 Strong Red
Silver Pen:  Sakura
Dimensionals:  SU

The Shabby Tea Room #67-'Classic Patterns'

Photo inspiration with yummy colors and patterns!

Hi Everyone!

I'm just getting under the wire here to post this card for the challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room.  Such pretty colors with yummy cupcakes for this week inspired me to make a card.  We are to use the colors in the inspiration photo and polka dots and/or gingham.  I did quite a bit of sewing on this card.  It all went well until the top of the card.  But, that was OK since I planned on adding some lace trim.:-)  Well, I better get the deck swept and some weeds pulled while we have great weather today.  It's in the 70's and sunny; perfect weather!:-))  Take care and enjoy your day!  Thanks for visiting!

Paper:  Melissa Frances, K&Company, Bazzill
Stamp:  Verve
Ink:  Antique Linen(Ranger, SU(Chocolate Chip)
Doily:  Martha Stewart
Die:  Verve
Pearls:  Recollections
Ribbon:  SU(Crumb Cake)
Hemp Cord:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Fabric Brads:  Rouge de Garance
Trim:  American Crafts

Friday, June 24, 2011

PDCC87-Land of the Free!

Colors to use for the challenge are barn red, slate blue, and gray.
Another view of my card.

Hi Again!

It was time to get out my 4th of July stamps for this fun card for the Play Date Cafe Challenge!  Before ya know it July will be here. We always look forward to a fun summer evening in town along the river to watch the fireworks!  I added a combination of papers and distressed them with Tea Dye ink.  The Cosmo Cricket paper looks like it could pass for fireworks, ya think?!:-)  I added some striped paper and glitter.  A few stars of course, and there ya go for a patriotic card!  Thanks for visiting here today!  Take care and enjoy your weekend!:-))

Paper:  Bazzill, K& Company, Cosmo Cricket
Stamp:  Verve
Ink:  Tea Dye(Ranger)
Cord:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Button:  Blumenthal
Star Punch:  EK
Gems:  TPC Studio
Glitter Alphas:  Recollections
Ribbon:  Michael's


Beautiful colors for inspiration.

Hi there!

I had a chance to play in my craft room yesterday.  I couldn't resist playing along for the CR84FN Color Challenge with these beautiful summer colors!  Although one wouldn't know it's summer here.  It turned cool today.  It looked like a fall day.  But, it sure beats a cold snowy one like last winter.  Well, I have another card to post, so thank you for taking a peek.  It's appreciated!  Take care!:-))

Paper:  Bazzill
Stamp:  SU(Tiny Tags)
Ink:  Tea Dye(Ranger)
Emboss Folder:  SU(Framed Tulips)
Trim:  Maya Road
Flower:  Prima, K&Company
Brad:  K&Company
Ribbon:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Hemp Cord:  Jo-Ann Fabric

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Birthday Sundaes Challenge #14

Hi there!

Am posting this birthday owl card for the Birthday Sundaes Challenge.  The challenge this week is to make a shaped card.  No rectangles or squares allowed.   The sweet, Michelle, who is on their design team is sponsoring this week with the offer of a great surprise!  Go over and check out the design team cards and gallergy 'cause there are so many cute shaped cards!  I recently bought this Jillibean-soup owl paper and could not wait to use my SU owl punch with it.  Those owls are so cute, aren't they?!  Ok, I better scoot back to housework for now.  You all take care!  Thanks for visiting today!

Paper:  Jillibean-soup, Recollections
Eyes:  Darice
Gems:  Best Occasions
Floss:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Owl Punch:  SU

"Sweet Award"

Hi there!

A new blog buggy passed on to me the "Sweet Blog Award"!  I thank you Cindy!  It was very kind and sweet of you to do so.  Please visit Cindy's blog.  She is very creative with her cards and writes awesome poems!

The rules for accepting this award are the folowing:

1.  Send a thank you to the person who nominated you and include their link.
2.  Answer 7 random facts about yourself.
3.  Pass the award on to at least 8 other blog buddies.

7 random facts about me:

1.  I love to play music while crafting.
2.  I like watching sports with my husband.
3. We have one son named, Jeremy.
4. Cookies and chocolate are always in my house..mmmm!
5.  I began scrapbooking many years ago, but now I mostly create cards.
6.  Tomorrow is our 32nd wedding anniversary!
7.  My husband goes craft shopping with me...isn't he sweet!?:-)

Ok, I now pass this sweet award to these wonderful crafters!
Please go visit them and be sure to visit Cindy too! Hugs!!

1.  Michelle at
2.  Stella at
3.  Colleen at
4.  Audrey at
5.  Angela at
6.  Pauline at
7.  Wendy at
8.  Sabrina at

Monday, June 20, 2011

PDCC 86-Happy Birthday!

Fun fresh bright colors this week.


I haven't entered a challenge over at The Play Date Cafe in awhile, so I thought I'd play along when I saw the beautiful bold colors.  These are the same colors my niece used at her wedding a couple of years ago.  These bright colors just speak "happy"!  Hope you all are doing well today.  I thank you for taking a peek.  It's appreciated!  Take care and enjoy your day!:-))

Paper:  Bazzill, Paper Studio
Stamp:  SU
Ink:  SU(Melon Mambo)
Twine:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Gems:  Darice
Glitter Button:  Dress It Up
Flowers:  Prima

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Amish Country

This is the hotel where we stayed at this past weekend.  It had a lovely garden, gazebo, and pond.
A photo of me near the garden.
A photo of my handsome husband in the gazebo.  
Many horse and buggy are seen along the roads.
 A couple of horses waiting patiently for their owers to return.
Another view of the countryside.
We had fun feeding the colorful fish.
We had the good fortune of watching a wedding at the gazebo yesterday afternoon.  I so wanted to take pictures, but I didn't want to be a wedding crasher!:-)  Anyways, I hope you enjoyed viewing the photos!  It was great to get away for a couple of days.  We love to visit Amish Country here in Ohio usually about once a year.  It is a slower pace of life and very relaxing. 

My Mom is doing better.  We visited with her today before coming home. 
She is weak yet, and she is getting physical therapy.  We bought her some maple covered cashews,  which gave her a big smile!:-)  I thank you again for thoughts and prayers for her.  It's truly appreciated!  Thanks for visiting here today...take care!:-))

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

TSTR #66-Pink Lemonade(Thank You)

A lovely summer inspiration photo!

Hi there!

I did some more card therapy last night.  This card is for the challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room. I made this card for my boss.  She let me leave early this past week to visit with my Mom.  She truly is a sweet and kind boss.  I'm now on vacation for the next two weeks.  We were to go to Myrtle Beach this week, but had to cancel due to Mom's condition.   Instead of basking in the sun we are painting a bedroom.  And, I can also visit with my Mom.  She comes first, and she gave us quite a scare last week.  Anyways, I'm happy that she is doing better, and I so thank you for the thoughts and prayers for her.  It is appreciated!  Thanks for visiting here today.  Take care!:-))


Paper:  K&Company, DCWV, Coredinations, Girls' Paperie
Stamps:  Verve
Ink:  SU(Choc. Chip), Antique Linen(Ranger)
Ribbon:  Memrie Mare, Jo-Ann Fabric
Pearls:  Recollections
Die:  Verve
Buttons:  Basic Grey
Hemp Cord:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Punch:  EK
Liquid Pearls:  Ranger
Punch:  EK

Friday, June 10, 2011

Thinking of You

Hi there!

Talk about card therapy!  Yes, I just had to create a card for my Mom this evening.  It has been a very eventful week.  I would go into detail, but for Mom's privacy I'll just say things have been very difficult for her.  So, I'm requesting you keep my Mom in thought and prayer.  I'd really appreciate it!I'll try to get to your blogs soon...thank you!


Paper:  Kraft(Hero Arts), K&Company(flowers), Coredinations Foundations(blue)
Stamp:  Inkadinkado
Ink:  SU(Choc. Chip), Antique Linen(Ranger)
Pearls:  Martha Stewart
Lace:  American Crafts
Ribbon:  SU
Rose Flower:  Prima
Misc:  Sewing

Saturday, June 4, 2011

TSTR #64-"2-4-6"

Lovely colorful doilies for inspiration.

Hi there!

It's a gorgeous June day for a beautiful wedding!  This afternoon we will be attending a wedding, and I'm looking forward to it!  So, I'll post this card.  I'll go visit my Mom and take off for the fun! I couldn't resist this challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room this week.  All those beautiful colorful doilies lined up in a pretty!  Maybe the bridesmaid dresses will be that colorful!  We are to use two patterned papers, four buttons, and six layers on the card.  This card went together fairly easy.  I just love using Crate Paper because the colors and patterns are so pretty!  Well, I hope you are having a lovely June day.  Take care, enjoy, and thanks for taking a peek!:-))


Paper:  Crate Paper, Kraft(Hero Arts), Recollections
Stamps:  Close to My Heart(Flowers), Sentiment(Inkadinkado)
Ink:  SU(Rose Red), Antique Linen(Ranger)
Doily:  Martha Stewart
Buttons:  Basic Grey
Pearls:  Martha Stewart
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Floss:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Dimensionals:  SU
Misc:  Distress Tool(Tim Holtz), Sewing