Friday, December 21, 2012

Thank You

SCS Featured Stamper CASE.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

SCS Weekly CAS Fav

Just found out my November 'Thank You' card was both a weekly favorite and a CAS favorite for the week ending December 2nd which means I earned two badges for my blog... one for each category. I am so honored.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Changes... and a Craft Room

A lot has happened since I last posted on my blog... DH and I purchased a new home (it's really an older home, but new to us). One of the perks was a basement (unfinished). First project we tackled: kitchen & breakfast rooms... we had the floor tiled, granite counter top and travertine back splash installed... new fridge, dishwasher, cook top, oven, and microwave oven... all stainless steel. Looks great!

Second project: a Craft Room for me in the unfinished basement. I am finally able to move around in it and tonight I completed my first card in it. Hope you like it. It is going to a customer who ordered Stampin' Up! products from me on my Stampin' Up! website.

Card recipe (All Stampin' Up Products):
Card Stock: Very Vanilla
Stamp Sets: Blooming With Kindness; Papillon Potpourri
Inks: Raspberry Ripple Stampin' Pad & Stampin' Write Marker'
Punch: Elegant Butterfly
Embossing Folder: Framed Tulips

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Birthday Journal

Front cover.

I recycled the hard plastic (acrylic) from my Spellbinder dies, cut two pieces to the size of my front and back covers and added them as I bound this journal so that the white card stock would stay clean longer.

Inside front cover.

Inside back cover.

Using my Butterfly 'On the Edge' die.

Monday, July 30, 2012

On the Edge

I've seen Tim Holtz's 'On the Edge' dies in our local craft stores but had no idea how to use them. I attended Scrapbook Expo in July (Duluth, GA) and saw examples and purchased the 'Butterflies' On the Edge die. I used the die to make this easel card.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Triple Time Stamping

Youtube is wonderful! I love searching for new techniques and I saw this technique demonstrated by and Frenchie made a couple of cards in different colors and Dawn made hers using neutrals. I wanted to make a 'Shaped Card' (demonstrated by Beate on SCS) so I am using Spellbinder dies to make the first card. The second card is made using measurements listed by Frenchie and Dawn on their Youtube videos.

I added two butterflies to meet today's 'Free For All - Seeing Double' challenge on SCS
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Card stock: Elegant Eggplant; Very Vanilla
Stamps: Field Flowers; Element of Style; Teeny Tiny Wishes; Touch of Nature
Ribbon: Very Vanilla

I cased Frenchie's card but used different stamps. After seeing her card, I will definitely order the stamp set she used.
Ink: Crumb Cake; Early Espresso
Card Stock: Very Vanilla; Early Espresso
Stamps: Field Flowers, Element of Style
Ribbon: Early Espresso

Measurements for the layers both ladies listed on their videos:

Very Vanilla:
2" x 3 1/4"
3" x 4 1/4"
4" x 5 1/4"

Early Espresso Card Stock:
2 1/4" x 3 1/2"
3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
5 1/2" x 8 1/2" (Card Base)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


This card is for our daughter who is currently deployed to Saudi Arabia. DH and I hope it will give her some idea of how much we miss and love her as well as how proud we are of her. Please continue to pray for all the brave women and men serving in our armed forces.
I used today's sketch challenge at SCS (SC392) as the incentive to make the card for her. This is the inside of her card.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

For Mother

We finally get to celebrate "Mother's Day" with our mother.  We were not able to really celebrate with her on Mother's Day in May because she suffered a stroke on the 3rd Sunday in April.  The doctors and nurses took excellent care of her while she was in the hospital but she had some paralysis on the right side of her body.  She was transported to a health care & rehab facility and they did wonders with her and she was finally able to come home. She still has weakness in her right arm but, with the aid of a walker, she is mobile once again. 

Today we are all getting together to celebrate "Mother's Day" with her... her children... grands... great grands... great-great grands... we all plan to be there.  She turned 92 back in March and it is such a blessing to be in her presence.  This is the card I made for her.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Here is the card I made for my husband.  I found the Tutorial on the Paper Craft Planet website. Start with a 4 x 4 piece of DSP; Fold in half so that you end up with a triangle shape; Open triangle up and use the center crease as a guide. Fold pointed end of DSP to center crease. Repeat with other side and turn over. Your project should resemble a cone. Take the top end (small folded tip) and fold down about 1/2 of the way down; crease, take the point and fold back up... not all the way back to the top... leave about 1/16 of an inch. Your project should look like a cobra snake getting ready to attack. On the section where the point meets the edge, fold again. Turn project over again and fold each side in to meet the center. Tie is complete. For the shirt: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch card stock; fold top down about 1-inch; open back up. Cut slit in on the fold on each side leaving about 1 1/2 inches uncut in the center. To make the collar, fold side flaps down, secure with glue dots, add brads and the tie. Attached to front of your card.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

FS268: ME

The Featured Stamper for today over on SCS is anyone who takes the challenge... that means ME! I am one of many who will be featured today... YAH!!! This is also another posting within the same week for me... I guess I am kinda on a roll. I had left-over Holiday Treasures DSP from my post the other day so I used more of it for these cards. I still had rub-ons out and I want to use them up before they dry up; they filled in the open spaces on these little 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 square cards. To make these cards, I also used Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, and Old Olive card stock to coordinate with the DSP.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Christmas Joy

My March cards for the SCS Christmas Card Challenge. I have had this Stampin' Up! Illuminations stamp set since forever but never used it. I had to have it... like so many other stamp sets that I have sitting on my shelf... un-inked... retired... ignored for other stamp sets that I tend to use over and over. I decided to give it a try for this month's Christmas Card challenge. Sometimes I find that stamp sets that I just had to have are duds... They look really neat in the SU! catalog, but, once I get them and ink them up, I don't like them. For this card I used SU! Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip card stock and Holiday Treasures DSP. Very Vanilla Base: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Chocolate Chip Panel: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" The Two Old Olive DSP Panels: 5 1/8" high x 1 7/8" wide (each one) Chocolate Chip DSP Panel: 4 3/4" high x 3 1/4" wide DSP Strip: 4 1/4" long x 3/4" high 6 Red Brads I colored the image with Old Olive and Real Red Stampin' Write markers (SU!) Challenges: Friday's 'Free 4 All': F4A109 Three or More Thursday's Way to Use it': WT367 - Rub-Ons Wednesday's Sketch Challenge: Sketch Challenge 377 Monthly Christmas Card Challenge: CCC12 March

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

SCS Color Challenge

Today's SCS Color Challenge: River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze. This is a belated birthday card for my sister. I love this stamp... it is really user friendly but I have not really used it. You need to use the two-step stamping method when you use it. I stamped the solid image in Baja Breeze then stamped the line image with Chocolate chip. I sponged River Rock over the center, then added a little sparkle to the center. I sponged Baja Breeze at the top but you cannot see it because of my camera flash. I also sponged the bottom of the panel with River Rock.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Thoughts of You

Our daughter is about to be deployed to Saudi Arabia. DH and I are truly sad that she will be so far away and in harm's way for months and it's really heartbreaking knowing that we will not be able to see her before she deploys. We decided to send her a little something to let her know that we are thinking about her. I used this set to make her card because I think it is one of the most versatile stamp sets from SU.
Card Stock: Whisper White; Pacific Point; Old Olive Inks: Pacific Point, Old Olive Accessories: Bigz Scallop Envelope Die; Whisper White Ribbon; Framelits Labels Collection; Dimensionals Stamp Sets: Because I care; Yummy; Field Flowers; Whimsical Words

Friday, February 10, 2012

'Tis the Season

These Christmas cards were so quick and easy and you can make a bunch of them in no time. I find the fastest way to make cards when you are making a batch is to score the card stock before you cut it. Here is what I did for these cards. Take 3 sheets of 8-1/2" x 11" Very Vanilla card stock and score each sheet down the center at 4 1/4". Cut each sheet in half so that you will have six cards that not measure 8 1/2" x 5". Quick and easy... a lot better than cutting each sheet in half, then scoring cards individually. Card Recipe: Gifted and Perfect Ending stamp sets; Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler card stock; Cherry Cobbler Ink; Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Birthday Celebrations

This is for the SCS TLC363, Make Your Own Stripes. I am always at a loss when it comes to making birthday cards and I think this one will fit the bill... I cased this from Alberta's Gallery on SCS. She states she was inspired by a card on Pinterest.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Peaceful Snowflakes

I Watch every Scrapbooking show I possibly can and I especially love watching the ones on HSN. When I saw this Martha Stewart snowflake punch on clearance earlier this month, I had to order the set. The accompanying pamphlet with my punches demonstrated this card... I changed the colors a bit but still stayed within the color range of Martha's card. They were quick and easy cards to make for my January submission for the SCS Christmas Card Challenge.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

From The Heart

The Splitcoaststampers' Inspiration Challenge 321 yesterday was "Everything Turquoise". I loved the simplicity of the inspiration I chose because it allowed me to make a quick and simple card. All supplies are from Stampin' Up! I used Tempting Turquoise and Early Espresso Cardstock, Branch Out and Water Color Trio Stamp Sets, Scallop Border Punch, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, and a White Gel Pen to add the birds over the tree.

Monday, January 16, 2012

3-D Birthday

This card is for the FS258 SCS Challenge All Supplies are Stampin' Up! Stamps: Happy Moments. Card Stock & DSP: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White; Old Olive. Tools: Big Shot; Sizzlits Die & Apothecary Dies; Word Window Punch; Round Scallop Punch. Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


My submission for SCS Sketch 367 using the Stampin' Up Bigz Beautiful Butterfly Die and the Beautiful Wings Embosslits. The card stock is 'My Mind's Eye'. Card made using Susan Bluerobot's 'Helping the butterflies fly free' tutorial.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Birthday Celebrations

Awning Birthday Card

This card is for my daughter. I will return later and list the stamps, tools, inks, card stock, and DSP.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy Birthday

Final card in this group and a picture of the three cards together. If I have enough DSP left, I will probably use it to make one last card tomorrow. Again, I used "For Father" stampset; Mocha Morning DSP; Very Vanilla & Soft Suede Card Stock; Soft Suede & Crumb Cake Inks.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy Birthday

Here is my second card using Stampin' Up!'s "For Father" stamp set and more of the Mocha Morning DSP. I will probably keep making masculine cards with the scraps until the scraps are all used up...

Another card tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Birthday Wishes

DH's brother's birthday is next week and he asked me if I would make him a card. Thing is, he has three brothers and I did not want to make one without making a card for the other two. Masculine cards are hard to design so I visited Mary Fish's gallery and got inspired by her 'Thrilla in Vanilla' card and decided to case it. I changed the sentiment, the stamp, added DSP and matted my image panel.

After making this card, I used the same image stamp, card stock, ink and DSP for the other two cards and changed the card sketch for both. Here is the first card. I will post cards two and three within the next few days.

Mocha Morning DSP; Very Vanilla & Soft Suede Card Stock; Soft Suede, Crumb Cake & Basic Black Ink; For Father & Happiest Birthday Wishes Stamp Set (Hostess).