Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Blog Awards

I have received 2 blog awards from 2 wonderful blog friends in other countries.  I am honored that they recognised me for these lovely awards.

The first is from the talented Neti from Bulgaria.  Her blog is full of wonderful creations.  Neti beads, makes cards and other beautiful crafty things.  You must stop by and visit.

The next award is from the talented Elena from Russia.  She makes the best flowers I have ever seen made before.  You wouldn't know they weren't real if she didn't show you how she makes them.  Stop by and take a look back a few posts and you will see what I am talking about.

Thank you so much ladies for thinking of me.  I enjoy visiting you and seeing your lovely creations.


Monday, April 26, 2010

CCCB Week #2/ Easel Card

Hello everyone.  This week at City Crafter Challenge the challenge is to make an Easel Card.  This was definately a challenge for me.  I had never made one before....but let me tell you it was easy.  I just googled Easel Card and up popped pletny to choose from on You Tube.

*I just wanted to ask for any prayers or happy thoughts for my mom.  She is going to have a Brain Biopsy Tuesday Morning.  She has a spot on her brain that has been causing strokes/seizures and they need to do a biopsy to see what it is.  Thank you all so much for visiting me and leaving such sweet comments here.  I love reading them all and I appreciate each and every one of you. 

Cardstock: American Crafts&Craft
DP: Basic Grey
Stamps: Just Rite
Spellbinders: Scalloped Circles, Standard Circles, Lg
Border Punch: EK Sucess
Copic Markers
Butterfly Punch: Martha Stewart
Ribbon: Repurposed

Thanks so much for stopping by,


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Vintage Backgrounds by Nina/ 2 Sketches 4 You

I have a wonderful stamp set from Nina Brackett to share with you called Vintage Backgrounds.  I was so honored when Nina asked me to be her Guest Designer.  Unfortunately due to slow mail I didn't get them in time for the release the other night.

I used the 2 Sketches 4 You sketch for this card.  I am completely in love with this vintage background set.  I knew when I saw the set which one I was going to use first.  The tear drop shape is so shabby and it called my name.  hehe.  I can't wait to use the other stamps in this set.  You must go check it out over at Gina K  and see the wonderful digital papers too.  I used the Sweet Corn Bright and Grungy dots set.

Stamps: Gina K by Nina Brackett/ Vintage backgrounds
Paper: Gina K by Nina Brackett/ Bright and Grungy Dots
Seam Binding: BlueBird Lane
Flower: Jolees'
Crystals: Hero Arts
Stick Pin: I made it with my bead supply

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Shabby Tea Room/Get Well Soon

Hello again.  I am so happy to be able to make my cards again.  I am all set up and have a wonderful view of the back yard and all the birds.  I made this card for The Shabby Tea Room.  I just got my PTI order the other day and couldn't wait to ink up the Tea For Two stamp set.  I have had my eye on sit for quite some time now.  I finally broke down and got it.
I haven't found a great place to photograph my cards yet.  I will try and take more pics tomorrow in different places to see how they turn out.

Cardstock: PTI/ Vintage Cream & Craft
DP: DCWV/Linen
Stamps: PTI/ Tea For Two
Spellbinders: Labels Three
Flower: Prima
Others: Twill,Crystals, Paper Flowers,Button

Thanks so much for stopping by,


Monday, April 19, 2010

City Crafter Challenge Blog #1-Cupcake

Hello everyone!  I have missed you all soo much.  I am honored to be a Design Team member for a new blog challenge called City Crafter Challenge Blog.

 For this week's challenge you will create a card or project based on our theme - CUPCAKE.

You could use pattern paper, stamps, embellishment etc, as long as you have CUPCAKE in your creation.

I hope you will all make some time to join me in this challenge.  I can't wait to see what you create.  They have some goodies over there for the winner and 3 other lucky followers/players.

Cardstock: PTI/ Vintage Cream
Die Cut: Cricut Cartridge/ Home Accents
Border Punch: EK Success
Seam Binding: Bluebird Lane

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Blog Award

I have been given this blog award from the wonderful Anthea .  I am honored to receive this award among such wonderful and talented ladies.  Anthea has a lovely vintage shabby style as well.  If you haven't been there you must go visit.

I am to pass it on to 10 other fellow bloggers and also list 10 random facts about myself.

Here are my 10 girls:
1. Mona
2. Lynn

Here are the 10 random facts about me:
1.  I love to work in the yard.  Seeing all my hard work pay off is magical.
2.  I love to receive a package in the mail.  It is Christmas all over again.
3.  I have become a more positive person since being a blogger.  I have met some of the most positive ladies here in blogland.  I appreciate you all.
4.  I hate to do laundry.  Lucky to have a husband willing to do it all.
5.  I love to listen to and watch the birds.  I have many bird feeders all over the yard.
6.  I have a cat named Callie.  She is the sweetest little girl.
7.  I am a Navy Brat.  My father was in the Navy for 21 years.
8.  I have wanted to go to England for many years now.  One of these days I am just going to go.
9.  I have always had a love for paper.  When I was in Elementary school I had all the Lisa Frank stationary  sets
10.  I have always loved the soft feminine Shabby style... for my home...but not to wear.  hehe

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I am all moved in now and can't wait to get my suppies all put back together and visit everyone again.  This has been a very hard move for me.  I don't want to move again for a long time.


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Happy Birthday/Shabby Tea Room

Hello again.  How is everyone?  Do you  have any special plans this weekend?  My In-Laws are coming today to visit before we move.
The card I made  is for The Shabby Tea Room.  You had to use cream or white and one other subtle color.

I love how soft and feminine this turned out.  My husband said it looks like a wedding card.  I could very easily change the sentiment if that is what I wanted to give it for.

Cardstock: Vintage Cream
Dp: My Minds Eye/ Home
Stamp: PTI/Butterfly Dreams
Ink: PTI/ Dark Chocolate
Flower: Prima and felt cut with spellbinder
Seam Binding: Bluebird Lane Etsy
Pearls: Basic Grey
Other: charm, vintage sheet music, Doily

Thanks so much for stopping by today,


Friday, April 9, 2010

Thank You / Playdate Cafe & 2 Sketches 4 You

Happy Friday everyone!  I have another Thank You card to share with you.  I think you can never have enough Thank You cards.  Giving someone a card to say thanks means alot more than just saying it.  Especially one you have made.  Don't you agree?
I did stamp the background.  I got the idea from the talented Mona.

The card is for the wonderful color challenge over at The Playdate Cafe.  Mona did a fabulous job choosing the colors this week.  If you haven't played there yet you should go check it out.  Julie has the prettiest blog challenge.  So feminine and pretty.  I used the bonus sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You

I hope I can squeeze a couple more cards in before we move.  There are a couple more challenges that I HAVE to participate in.  I think Tuesday will be the last day I can make anything.  Starting Wednesday I will have to pack the rest of everything in the house.  My wonderful husband has been doing most all of the packing.  :)  I just wanted to tell all of you how wonderful you are and how much I enjoy reading all of you comments you leave for me each day.  I have met alot of amaing women here in blogland.  You all truely make my day.

Cardstoc: PTI Vintage Cream, Plum Pudding
Stamps: Beautiful Blooms II & Hero Arts(sentiment)
Seam Binding: Bluebirdlane Etsy
Ink: PTI/ Plum Pudding, Spring Moss, Chai, Dark Chocolate
& Martha Stewart/ Stem Green, Sweet Pea
Boarder Punch: Apron Lace by Fiskars
Other: Spellbinders,Charm, Sheet Music,Twine

Thanks so much for stopping by,


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Thank You / JUGS

Hello everyone.  This is just a quick post.  It is getting crazy here and there is stuff everywhere.  I made this card for JUGS sketch challenge this week.

Cardstock: craft, American Crafts for pink
DP: Kand Company
Stamp: Kand Company
Ink: Martha Stewart
SeamBinding: Bluebirdlane Etsy
Boarder Punch: EK Success

Thanks so much for stopping by,


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Thank You / CPS 161

Hello!  How is your week going so far?  Mine is pretty good.  My husband has been packing and I have been making cards.  My craft supplies will be the last to get packed and loaded and the first to get unloaded and unpacked. 
This card is for CPS sketch challenge.  I just made a card so similar to this the other day.  If I would have known I would have waited to post it.  Oh well, it gives me a reason to make another card.
I used a piece of lace for the 3 small circles.
This is another one of those wonderful tags that came with my seam binding order from the lovely Bluebird Lane Etsy shop.
Cardstock: PTI: Rustic Cream
DP: DCWV/ Linen Closet
Stamp: Hero Arts
Butterfly: Martha Stewart punch
Lace: Making Memories
Other: button, twine

Thanks so much for stopping by,


Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter/Shabby Tea Room

Happy Easter everyone! 
I made this card for my friend that I mentioned in my last post.  I saw that the Shabby Tea Room had a challenge using scraps.  The lace, seam binding and sentiment are both scraps as well as the purple paper.  I repurposed the tag that came with my wonderful seam binding from Bluebird Lane Etsy.

Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream
DP: Basic Grey Kioshi
Tag: Bluebird Lane Etsy
Buttons: PTI/Plum Pudding, Aqua Mist
Flower: Prima
Lace: scrap

Thanks so much for stopping by,


Many Thanks / Curtain Call...Nina Brackett

Hello.  Do you have any special plans for Easter tomorrow?  We will be spending Easter with my best friends family for the last time before we move.  I am lucky enough to have such a great friend who is willing to let my family celebrate most holidays with hers since mine is so far away.

                                                                     HAPPY EASTER

So, I made this card for the Curtain Call challenge and for Nina Brackett's sketch and EBTS challenge.  I am posting this too late for the Curtain Call challenge.  I thought I had until Sat night and it was due Friday night.  I am posting it anyway.  I love Nina's sketch so much I have made a few cards with this sketch.

Carstock/ Craft
DP: Making Memories/ Noteworthy
Stamps: PTI/ Tin Types, Fillable Frames 1
Seam Binding: Bluebird Lane Etsy
Ink: PTI/ Fresh Snow
Lace: unknown
Oher: Felt cut with Spellbinders, Paper Flower, Floss

Thanks so much for stopping by,


Friday, April 2, 2010

Friends with Flair Blog Hop

Hello everyone!  This is my first Friends with Flair blog hop.  I found my first new Unity stamp at Archivers.  I loved the image and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.  The master list is at Unity's Blog.

Hope you enjoyed my creations.  I appreciate you taking the time to stop by my blog.


Thursday, April 1, 2010

New Seam Binding

Oh my!  Guess what girls?  I ordered some new seam binding the other day from a wonderful Etsy shop I found called Blue Bird Lane.  Look at the lovely seam binding and the pretty packaging it came in.  I was so excited...just like Christmas.
This is the front of the bags.
This is the back of the bags.
There are 3 different colors 5 yards each for $6.00.  Total of 15 yards.
They even came with these beautiful postcard copies...some even with 2 of them.  I will definately be ordering from her alot more often.  The price was awesome too.  I know what I will be doing tomorrow....making pretty cards with my lovely new seam binding.

Thanks for stopping by,



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