Thursday, December 31, 2009

Lot's of Love

Hello everyone.  I got to make another card today.  I am so excited.  Two days in a row.  Now that the holidays are over I have alot less on my plate, and can concentrate on my blog. 
I made a card for The Playdate Cafe using the colors and then the CPS challenge was any sketch in 2009.  I chose #102 as my sketch.  The colors also fit into The Color Dare challenge.

I loved this color combo, and I though it went great with the sketch challenge.  I knew when I saw the colors that I wanted the main colors to be the pink and brown and for the blue to be the accent color.  I am so happy to be back in my craft room.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Cardstock/ Wasau
Patterned paper/ Basic Grey~ Bittersweet(brown) & K and Co(pink)
Stamps/ Basic Grey~bittersweet(heart) & Hero Arts(sentiment)
Ink/ Tsukineko~aspen mist,pink petunia
Ribbon/ Making Memories~noteworthy
Pearls/ Hero Arts

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

You're Sweet

Hello blog friends.  I hope you all had a great Christmas with your family.  We just keep getting more and more snow. 
I have been itching to get back to my desk and make some cards.  I am in the mood to make some Valentine's cards.  My favorite color is pink, so anything that involves making something with pink, i'm in.
2 sketches 4 you had a great sketch and I already had in mind what I wanted to make.

I love all the border strips for the cuttlebug.  I think I have almost all of them.  I forget to use them sometimes.  I am going to have to make sure I get to using them more.
Cardstock/ Archivers
Patterned paper/ Basic Grey~bittersweet
Ribbon/ Target
Button/ Cosmo Cricket(I think)
Main Stamp/ Basic Grey~bittersweet & Sentiment~studio G
Ink/ Tsukineko~wheat,pink petunia & Colorbox chalk, chestnut roan
Bee/ Making Memories~love notes
Twine/ Martha Stewart
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I love hearing from you all. 

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Get Sketchy Blog Giveaway

Get Sketchy is having a giveaway.  If you go over and see what they are giving away you will be pleasantly surprised.  They are giving away the entire Origins collection from Basic Grey.  I am happy because I haven't even seen this in the store yet.  She would like to have 700 followers by New Years.  I am sure she will make it.  I love her blog challenges, and they are a wonderful bunch of ladies over there.  So what are you waiting for?  Run along. Get Sketchy
Thanks for stopping by. 
In case I don't make another post, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Monday, December 21, 2009


Hello everyone.  I have been so busy lately, I haven't had much time to do any cardmaking.  I did make a card for Just Us Girls.  I loved the color combo and needed one more card.  I used an image from The Graphics Fairy.  She has the most beautiful vintage clip art, for just about anything you can think of.

The colors for this challenge are Red, Raspberry, Green and Craft.   
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey/ Sugared & K &Company
Craft: Archivers
Image: Graphics Fairy
Ribbon: Target
Flower: Making Memories
Pearl: Mark Richards
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Raspberry Suite # 20

Hello everyone.  Guess what?  I was able to squeeze a card in tonight.  Yeah!  I just had to participate in Dawn's Raspberry Suite challenge .  I have had so much to do lately and felt guilty I hadn't participated in any challenges this week.  I am squeeking in just on time.  Hope I made it Dawn.  :)

I made a clean and simple card.  I know not everyone likes the vintage froo froo stuff that I do.  :)

Cardstock: Craft
Patternd Paper: Basic Grey
Ribbon: Target
Stamp: Hero Arts
Buttons: Unknown
Thanks so much for stopping by
See you next time,

Treats for my son

Hello blog friends.  I have been sooo busy lately.  I can't seem to get much of what I want to do accomplished.  I did make party mix the other day.  The containers I used are from nuts that I buy at Target.  I saved them knowing that I would use them some day.  There are two sizes.  I made the big one for my Aunt,  but  forgot to take a picture.  I used Martha Stewarts Christmas paper from last year.

I cut the tag on my Cricut using Tags, Bags, Boxes cartridge.  The stamp for the tag is Paper Trey Ink.  Gingerbread man stamp is Inkadinkado.  Ribbon is from Michaels.  I thought this would be a great non sugary treat for my son to keep in his room.  I am almost finished with my wrapping and everything else, so I will be able to get back to my blog.  See you all soon.  Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Hello everyone.  How are you all doing tonight?  I have a little cabin fever.  I can't stand being stuck inside.  The roads are still not very good.  I made a card tonight for The Playdate Cafe.  My pink is a little lighter than the pink called for.  Hope that is ok Julie.  I had a heck of a time with this ribbon.  It was so silky.  It just didn't want to stay where I put it.  It is silky on both sides not just one like most.  Anyway, onto the card.

   I guess I am hooked on these doily's.  I can't stop using them.  I also keep the ribbon that comes on anything.  You would be surprised how much ribbon is on all kinds of things.
Cardstock: Wasau
Patterned paper: Basic Grey
Doily: Hobby Lobby
Crystals: Hero Arts
Chipboard: K and Company
Ribbon:  Came off of something I bought??
Button: JoAnn
Pin: JoAnn
Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I appreciate all comments.  Have a great night.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Snowed In

Hello my wonderful blog friends.  I am snowed in today.  We got 15.6 inches of snow with some 5 foot drifts.  My car was completely covered plus about 3 more feet on top.  It took my poor husband two trips outside to get everything shoveled and my car dug out.  I just got a call that school is canceled tomorrow too.  I guess I will be making more cards tomorrow too.  DARN! :O)
I made a card this morning for The Color Throwdown and CPS sketch. 

I am just in love with the all the vintage goodies from K and Company this Christmas.  The little pin in the ribbon is handmade.  It is a headpin from my jewelry making box with a couple of pearl beads.  I finally got a flower frog to hold my cards while I take pictures.  My boss at work sells antiques, so I purchased it from her.  If you are ever in Des Moines, Iowa, she has a booth at The Brass Armadillo.
Cardstock: Wausau
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey~Eskimo Kisses
Ribbon: Target
Lace: Hobby Lobby
Doily: Hobby Lobby
Chipboard piece: K and Company

Thanks for stopping by.  Are any of you snowed in? 

Christmas ornaments

Hello everyone.  We got 15 inches of snow here in Iowa.  I think we will not be going anywhere for a while.  I decided I was going to post some pictures of my favorite ornaments from my childhood.  I just can't wait to get them out each year and at the end of the season I wrap them up carefully and put them in an ornament box.

These two pictures are of my favorite ornaments.  I put the two on the same branch so I could get them in the picture together.

I have two sets.  The bulb shape and the long skinny stripe kind. 
The bird is not vintage!  :)

I love the Santa's on my shelf.  The one on the right is actually a tree topper.  He is just way too heavy to put on any tree.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look.  I am off to make some more cards.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Two Cards

Hello blog friends.  I came home today made dinner then went to my craft area and made two cards for a couple challenges.  A new challenge for me is The Playdate Cafe.  Julie has a great color challenge to inspire you.  I decided to make a Christmas card since I still needed to make a few more.  Here is my take on the challenge.  I decided to combine it with the sketch challenge over at Card Patterns.

Cardstock:: Bazzil ~White
Patterened Paper:: Basic Grey~Figgy Pudding
Embossing Folder:: Cuttlebug
Vintage Image:: from my book
Ribbon:: Target
Boarder Punch:: Fiskars
Twine:: Archivers

For my second card tonight I played over at SPCC for the color challenge and combined it with the sketch at 2 Sketches 4 U  .  I really love combining color challenges with sketch challenges.  I don't think I would
be able to get them done otherwise.  So here is my take on the two.

I decided to flip this one as well.  I just put the circle on the other side.
Cardstock:: Archivers~Craft  / Blue~ Bazzil
Patterened Paper::  Daisy D's
Paper Doily::
Chipboard Image:: K and Company
Ribbon:: JoAnn

Thanks so much everyone for stopping by.  I enjoy seeing what you all create as well.  I will visit you if you leave me a comment.  I get so much inspiration and great ideas from all my blog friends.  I am awaiting the 12 inches of snow from a blizzard we have coming throught.  Thunder snow!  Woohoo.  :)
Good night,

Saturday, December 5, 2009


I was so into making cards today that I decided to make one more.  I haven't participated in the SPCC challenge yet either.  I have had my eye on a few other challenges, just never could get around to making one.  It was a color combo of a pale purple, red, white.  I used my Giga Guide Lines Two stamps that I just got a few weeks ago.  I made a card for my father's birthday last week using this set and just wasn't happy with the results.  I had to play a little on scrap paper for a bit. I think I am ok with the outcome this time.

Cardstock (Purple&White) Archiver's  (Red) Bazzill
Ink Tsukineko  Pretty Petunia, Rocket Red
Stamps (JOY)Martha Stewart (Background) Paper Trey Ink/ Guide Lines Two
Lace Jo Ann
Ok this is good night for real this time.  :)

Celebrate The Season

Hello blog friends.  How is your weekend going so far?  Mine is great.  I went to Archivers this morning for a free make and take.  It was a tiny little bucket you get to decorate.  Guess what?  They dont have any to sell.  Can you believe that. 
I made two cards today.  One for Just Us Girls and one for Get Sketchy.  I haven't participated in a Jugs challenge before.  Hope you girls at Jugs like this.  I loved  the sketch for both, so I guess that I lucked out.  Some can be very challenging.  I enjoyed making both cards and was happy with the end result.

Cardstock Archivers (white)
Patterened Paper Making Memories Tinsel
Die cut K and Company
Buttons Making Memories
Crystals Hero Arts
Border Punch Fiskars
Twine Archivers

Get Sketchy
I just love the glitter detail in the die cut.
Cardstock Archivers (Craft)
Patterned Paper Making Memories Tinsel
Die Cut K and Company
Ribbon Target

Good evening everyone.  Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Season's Greetings

Hello everyone.  How has your week been so far?  Pretty good for me.  I made this sign for my front door last night.  I realized I still had my fall sign still up. 
I used a thick piece of chip board cut to 6x12.  The paper is from Martha Stewart last year.  I made the accordian flower from a piece of cardstock 12 inches long scorred at every 1/4 inch.  Then I used Martha Stewart antique silver glitter for the edges.  The santa and snowflake are K and Co.  The ribbon is just a sattin ribbon from a craft store.  I cut out the Season's Greetings on my Cricut using the new Winter Wonderland cartridge.

I wanted to keep it simple yet pretty.  I like how everything looks better with glitter.  Don't you agree?  Let me tell you...I was covered in glitter.  Good thing I did this at night.  I had to get straight in the shower.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Birthday Wishes

My dads birthday is on the 4th of December and I made him a card using my new Guide Lines 2 from Paper Trey Ink .  I have seen all of the design team make wonderful cards using this set.  Every time I wanted to order, it was out of stock.  I was finally  able to order last month and this is the first card I  made with this set.  It wasn't too hard to line up all the stmps.  I just stamped the guide lines in Versamark so it barely showed, then stamped the others inside and around.  I think this is the best masculine card I have made.  They are alway the biggest challenge for me.  What do you think?
Cardstock American Crafts
Stamps Papertrey Ink
Ribbon Target
Border Punch Fiskars
I want to thank everyone who stops by and takes the time to leave me comments.  I appreciate it and read each and every one of them.  I have to run now and get this in the mail if it is to get to Alabama by the 4th.
Have a great day!


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