Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Birthday Card for Asher

Today's card was so fun. It is for a grandson who will celebrate is 1st birthday in a few weeks. (If you see this Becky, remember to be surprised at his party ;0) ) I cased this card from Stephanie (thanks bunches!). You can see her card here.

Supplies: Cardstock-Stampin' Up! DP-DCWV, Scalloped Circle Nestibilities, Cuttlebug, Circle Punches-Marvy, Googly Eyes, Happy Birthday Sentiment Stamp-Inkadinkado

Thanks for stopping by today. God Bless!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Happy to Be Posting Today!

Whew! I'm glad to be posting again, that is a sure sign that life is slowing down to normal again! We were out of town for a few days, then had holiday things to take care of. But, that is all done now :>). I made this card a few days ago when the BSU Broncos were playing in the Poinsettia Bowl......they lost, the first loss of the season for them. Bummer! Anyway, the colors in this card are a tribute to them.
Supplies: Cardstock-Stampin' Up! DP-Blue-DCWV, Orange-SU, Cupcake Stamp-Hero Arts,
White Brads-Making Memories, Washers (from my hubbies tool bench), Glitter Glue, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug.
Thanks for looking today! God Bless!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Fun,Easy Project

I saw these calendars on Nancy Morgan's site last week and thought they were just adorable. They are quick and easy and a great way to use up some of those scraps! I plan to make some more soon, I'm busy with holiday stuff right now like everyone else!

There are only two sides showing here. It is made with a regular card size piece of card stock with a quarter of the year showing on each panel. Very fun and a nice little gift for those folks that work at a desk all day.
Thanks for stopping by today! God Bless!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

What Do You Think?

Do you like this new look? The background in from The Cutest Blog on the Block......you can access their awesome site by clicking the icon at the top right of my blog. They have some really fun looks and most everything is free for your use. The girls there also do some custom designing work!
Hoping to post the calendars I have been working on tomorrow! Have a great night!
God Bless!

Friday, December 12, 2008

You're On My Mind

I am just loving this Upsy Daisy set from Stampin' Up! It sometimes takes me a while for things to grow on me. I've seen so many cool cards made with this set that I finally had to get it. It is alot of fun. It is a set that can be used for so many different occasions. Enjoy....

Supplies: Card base-White: Gina K, Glitter Brads-Marvy, everything else is from Stampin' Up! DP, Scallop Edge Punch, Upsy Daisy Stamp set, Mellow Moss cardstock and ink, Whisper White was used for layering.

Thanks for stopping by today! God Bless!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

One More Winter Card.....

I spoke with my sister yesterday and she mentioned an idea she had for a card.......now I'm not hijacking her idea, it just got me to thinking. I had bought the Argyle embossing folder a few weeks ago and hadn't used it yet, I think it really added to this card. I used Stampin'Up! cardstock-Taken with Teal, Glossy White, and Whisper White. The DP is SU-Ski Slope. The snowflakes were punched with a Martha Stewart snowflake punch out of Glitter paper I purchased at Target. (I LOVE it!) I used the Swirls embossing folder for the glossy layer. The sentiment is from Inkadinkado and stamped with Taken With Teal ink. The card base is White stock from Gina K-awesome!! (thanks Terri!) It is heavy so it doesn't bow with alot of layers.

Thanks for looking today! God Bless!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Best Wishes

Happy Day to you all! It has been a GOOD day so far. My son in the military will be home in about 4 weeks, we are counting the days! Today's card could be used for one of many celebrations.......birthday, wedding, promotion, maybe even for someone who is moving away. It was simple and fun to make.

Supplies: SU products-Glossy White, Confetti White Cardstock, DP, Close to Cocoa Ink, . Scallop Edge Punch, Ticket Corner Punch. Cuttlebug and EF, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch. Dew Drops-Robins Nest. Stamps-Inkadinkado

Thanks for stopping by today! God Bless!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Man's Best Friend!

A dog is man's best friend, right? I know that is the case at my house. We have a dachshund that my husband is completely ga-ga over. Her name is Sadie and she really brightens our day around here.
Today's card features a dog image that I thought was pretty cute. It came in a set from Inkadinkado that I purchased at Costco. The sentiment is also from Inkadinkado.

Supplies: Cardstock-Brown-JoAnn's, White-Stampin' Up!. Ink-Close to Cocoa, DP-Stampin' Up! Accessories: Oval Punch-Marvy, Ribbon-Offray
Thanks for stopping by today! God Bless!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Finally Time to Stamp!

I trust everyone had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends. My week was a pretty busy with schedule changes at work, we did get to finally have Thanksgiving on Saturday. A few days late, but having family together is the most important part of the day for us. I finally got to sit down and do a little stamping last night. I was surfing on SplitCoast yesterday and saw several cards for a color challenge they had going. This got me to thinking.....the colors I used here are similar to the challenge, but not what they were subscribing, so I guess I can't put this in the challenge, but anyway, that is where the idea came from. See details below:

Supplies: Cardstock-Silver, White and Glossy are from Stampin' Up!. Black is from my stash. Ink: Going Gray, Basic Black-Stampin' Up! Stamps: Upsy Daisy and sentiment are both SU. Accessories: Word Window Punch, Square Brad.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hoping to be able to post more often, I sure miss when I can't. God Bless!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Lavender Winter

Good Morning! Hoping all is well and everyone is beginning to make pies and smell turkey.....or at least have that turkey out thawing! I love to cook Thanksgiving dinner, although we are being a bit nontraditional this year because of work schedules. On to today's card. I will probably use this a a "thinking of you", type card sometime this winter. Its always nice to send a card just to let someone know they are in your thoughts and prayers.

Supplies: Cardstock-Perfect Plum, Glossy White, Lovely Lilac, Lavender Lace, Silver-Stampin'Up!, DP-DCWV, Snowman Stamp-SU Retired-( It is just part of the image from a border stamp) Accessories-Word Window Punch, Circle Punch Cuttlebug, Divine Swirls EF, Ribbon, Brads, Swirly Clip, Markers, Glitter Pen, Glitter Glue for snow.
Thanks for stopping in today! God Bless!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Look at this!!!!!!! My awesome husband made this centerpiece for us for Thanksgiving. It is sooo cool. The pic doesn't really do it justice. It is kind of large, so I didn't have a good place to stage the photo. It is made from a limb that he trimmed from one of our trees. He drilled holes for tea lights to sit in and added foliage that he bought at Michaels. It is on a base with dried moss. It is about 2 feet lone and the highest part of it is about a foot high.

My husband is such a wonderful guy!! He is so thoughtful! Enjoy your day.....I hope to get some stamping done soon so I can post again. God Bless!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Holiday Trees

Happy day everyone!! Today I have a card that I cased from Julie Buhler at Paper Pleasing Ideas. You can see her cards here. She does AWESOME work! I changed things up a bit and am happy with the result. I hope you like it too.....

Supplies: All cardstock is Stampin'Up! Brilliant Blue, Confetti White and Silver. Organdy Silver Ribbon is from SU also. Stamps-Lovely As a Tree-SU, Happy Holidays-Stampendous, Ink-Not Quite Navy-SU
Thanks for stopping by today! God Bless and Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Be Merry

Happy Tuesday! Today my card has a wintery look. The weather is definitely fall-like here, with winter approaching quickly. Hopefully a warm stamping corner will keep you cheery!

Supplies: cardstock-Pacific Point Blue, Baja Breeze, Glossy White -Stampin' Up! DP-DCWV Winter pack. Stamps: Warm Words, Snowflake-Stampin' Up! Accessories: Martha Stewart Snowflake punch, SU Word Window punch, Scalloped Circle Nestibilities and Cuttlebug

Thanks for stopping in today! God Bless and Happy Stamping!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Snowman Winter

Hello!!! My goodness, time goes by so quickly. I find myself in a creative slump these days.....my work schedule doesn't allow for much creative time. There is a light at the end of my tunnel. I may have another opportunity in the coming weeks to follow the career path more to my liking.
While I am thankful for the position that I now hold, it is a struggle to work each day because the schedule is hard. I struggle to keep a good attitude about work, which is not really like me, I'm generally a pretty upbeat person. Well, enough whining already!!!
This card is kind of a stretch, I don't really like it, but at least I finished something....

Supplies: Cardstock-Confetti White Stampin' Up! Navy textured-Bazzil, Red-SU, Plaid DP-Making Memories (from a LONG time ago) Snowman stamp is a retired SU stamp. I used my Martha Stewart Snowflake punch and the SU Scallop Edger. Glitter glue on the snowflakes (this is kind of hard to see) Markers-SU
Thanks for looking today. God Bless!! Have a great weekend.

Monday, November 10, 2008


I apologize for disappearing again....work has kept me really busy and seems to cause creative cramps. I just hate it when that happens. Don't you? Today's card is just for any happy day occasion. I haven't stamped the inside yet, I will put the appropriate thing on the inside before I use the card. Sneaky, huh....

Cardbase, circles are all Stampin' Up Cardstock, Purely Pomegranate, More Mustard, Positively Pink. DP is from the DCWV Glitter pack. I used the small Cuttlebug EF on the More Mustard circles. Ink is Marvelous Magenta from SU. Sentiment is SU and Dragonfly is from Clear Stamps. Ticket Corner Punch, Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today. God Bless!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

More Snowflake Fun

Good Day to you! This is a kind of celebration for me, this is my 100th post to this blog! I enjoy it so much..... I am also having so much fun with snowflakes the past few days. I hope this doesn't mean it is going to snow anytime soon......I'm just not quite ready for THAT!!

Supplies: Cardstock:Pacific Point Blue, Confetti White-Stampin' Up! DP-DCWV Winter Stack, Ink-Not Quite Navy, Accessories:Ribbon-Making Memories, Snowflake Punch-Martha Stewart, Rhinestone-JoAnn's, Silver Star Tinsel Ribbon-Santa's Workshop, Circle embossed with Small Circle Embossing Folders and Cuttlebug
Thanks for stopping in today! God Bless!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Snowflake Fun

Good Morning to you all. I had a pretty fair day for stamping yesterday. A great way to try to relax while waiting for election results! I'm certainly glad this election season has drawn to a close, it has been a looong season! Well, so onward to much more pleasant things........ I found some wonderful glitter paper at Target, it is made by K & Company. I also bought the Martha Stewart Snowflake punch. They made a great combo for this holiday card.

Supplies: Card base-Light Grey parchment stock, Glossy White,Pacific Point Blue, Lovely Lilac-Stampin' Up! DP-DCWV Stamped sentiment-Hero Arts, Ink- Not Quite Navy-SU Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots EF Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping in today. Have a great day! God Bless!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Hello! The craft room is now mine again1 I did miss the smell of paper. I'm hoping to get alot done in the next few days that I have off work so that I will be able to keep this blogging thing going. I enjoy it so much. Today I have a Fall card that I started over the weekend, but it is taking me a bit to get my mojo going again........

Supplies: All cardstock is from Stampin'Up!. DP is from both SU and DCWV. Markers are SU. Brads-JoAnn's, Stamps-Indian-Close to My Heart (retired I'm sure) Sentiment is from SU. I hope you enjoy. I'm happy to be back. :0)
God Bless! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Craft Room Occupied!

Good Sunday morning! My craft room will be occupied this week by a family friend who is coming for a visit. I haven't been able to catch up and build extra cards to keep the ole blog rolling this week.....so I will be invisible for a few days. I hope you have an awesome week, I'll be back in a few days. Happy Stamping ! God Bless!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Snow Angels

Happy Day! I had fun with this card. The layout is for the Our Creative Corner Challenge this week. It is such a versatile layout, check it out.

Stamps: Snow Angels-Stampin' Up!Card base and Blue Cardstock is SU also. White cardstock and pattern paper-DCWV. Accessories: Metal Rim Tag, Glitter Glue, Brads, Tag Corner Punch.
Thanks for stopping by today! God Bless!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Quietly Masculine

Happy Monday. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I certainly did. Only got a chance to stamp for awhile. My time has become pretty precious as I have gone back to a 40 hour work week. Today I have a card that would be nice for a male who might need a little encouragement.

Card base is More Mustard (Stampin' Up!). Plaid Pattern paper is from Lasting Impressions. The brown cardstock is from the stash called "nobody knows :>)....... I used my Word Window punch on some cork and anchored it with small, round black brads from JoAnn's. The leaf stamp is from a Martha Stewart Clear Stamp set. Sentiment is from My Sentiments Exactly stamps.
Thanks for stopping by today! God Bless!

Friday, October 17, 2008

More Holiday Fun

Good day to all! Today my cards represent the Jewish Festival of Lights, Hanukkah. Traditionally, blue is in the theme, and like Christmas you can chose whimsy or glitz . Today, I have leaned on the side of whimsy.

Cardstock is from Stampin' Up! Pattern Paper is from a DCWV stack. Stamps are from A Muse Stamps and Hero Arts. I used my Scallop Edge Punch, Oval Punch and my Word Window Punch. Ribbon is from Offray. Black Brads-JoAnn's and Blue Brads- GinaK Designs.
Thanks for stopping by today. God Bless!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Getting Ready for the Holidays!

Are you getting ready for the holidays? I always try to start thinking about things early, but can never seen to reach all the goals I set for myself in that respect? Anyone out there like me.......Today's card is for Thanksgiving.

Cardbase is Pumpkin Pie,basket is stamped on Confetti Cream, both from Stampin' Up!. The Sentiment as well as the basket and fruit are from retired SU sets. Brown cardstock and Pattern Paper are from DCWV. I used both my Scallop Edge (SU) and my Threading Water (Fiskars) edgers on this card. Ribbon is from Offray and Leaf Brad from a package I've had for a while. (someone removed the label :>(......wonder who that could be) Well, thanks so much for looking today. God Bless!!

Monday, October 13, 2008


A fun,quirky card today. The sentiment is from "Smarty Pants". It's Stampin' Up! and I just love the fun sayings in it. Check it out. Cardstock is all SU also and the Patterned Paper is from DCWV. (Love those 12 x 12) packs!) Brads were purchased from GinaK Designs, and ribbon is from Offray.
The entire sentiment says " If at first you don't succeed, find out if the loser gets anything!" It is a quote by Bill Lyons. I think you can't be a loser if you can find chocolate!!

Thanks for stopping by today. I have a busy day. Have a good one....God Bless!!

Friday, October 10, 2008


I know its getting to cold to golf in alot of places.......but the golfing guy always appreciates a card that reminds him of his hobby. The image comes from an OLD retired Stampin' Up! set called FORE! Striped DP is also SU. Olive DP is from Lasting Impressions, I've had it in my box for years. I have noticed some cards where the paper crimper is being used again, so I dusted mine off and crimped the brown cardstock the golfing images is stamped on. It is also popped up with dimensionals.
Other accessories include: Oval punch from Fiskars and small brushed gold brads from Joanns.
Thanks for looking today. Have a great weekend! God Bless.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

Today I have a card that I'm sending to my inlaws. They will be celebrating 53 years in a few weeks!!!!! That doesn't happen often these days......I attribute my successful marriage partly to their raising such a wonderful man. Below is the card:

All cardstock is from Stampin' Up! -Glossy White and Bronze (retired) The sentiment is a Stampendous stamp. I used my Swirl EF and my Ticket Corner Punch. Other embellies include: Pearl Dew Drops, Martha Stewart and Stampin' Up! ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy the Fall colors......God Bless!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Happy Wednesday!

Just a quick post today......I'm off to an appointment in a few minutes. Today's card is just a quick fun one.

Base is Pacific Point Blue, layered with Tangerine Tango and Confetti White-all from Stampin' UP! The pattern paper is from DCWV. Stamped image is from the good 'ole dollar bin at Michael's. I used my Ticket Corner Punch and Word Window punch. The cute little flower brads are from Making Memories.
Thanks for looking today. God Bless!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Cuttlebug Challenge!

Good Morning! Today's card is for Cuttlebug Challenge. FUN,FUN!!!! You can see it here. The idea with this one is to use 3 Embossing folders on one card. Who'da thought???? It is a fun idea and the looks that the others have come up with are great. Below is my card.

All cardstock is from Stampin' Up!- Whisper White, YoYo Yellow, Lovely Lilac and Pink Passion. The glittery pump is fun sparkly paper from my sis. I used the Stylized Flowers, Swiss Dots and Happy Birthday embossing folders. The pump is a diecut from the Princess die set (CuttleKids). Sentiment is "Happy Everything"- SU. Brads were purchased from GinaK Designs. Pop dots were used to help the "pump" and "Birthday" stand out a bit.

Thanks for looking today! God Bless!

Monday, October 6, 2008


Good Monday to you all! I trust you had a wonderful weekend. We were planning a pretty quiet one here, but things changed for the better. We babysat g-kids on Friday night and spent Saturday with our daughter-in-law. On Sunday evening, our oldest son and his brood came by for dinner and a soak in the hot tub. It was all good. We woke with smiles on our faces this morning. :>)
I was able to squeeze in a few cards this weekend. Below is one of them. The card base is Dark Navy textured stock for Bazzil (what nice paper). Confetti White from Stampin' Up! and Blue Plaid from my stash complete the card. I used my small oval punch from Marvy and my double rectangle punch from SU for the label. Black ribbon is from Making Memories. Image is colored with SU and BIC markers.

Thanks for looking today. Hope your day is good. God Bless!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Simple.....but Elegant

Looking forward to the weekend? We should have a pretty quiet one here. It is supposed to be rainy.......maybe a pot of soup is in order.
Today's card is made from a sketch I used several years ago. The background is done with the "Script" background stamp (Retired Stampin' Up!). I masked the center area with an oval piece of paper so that I could place the tulip bulb image. I used my Scallop Edger on the Navy (Bazzil) and Silver (SU) cardstock and then pierced the scallops with my mat pack and paper piercer. The finishing touch is Navy Organdy ribbon (Retired SU). Flower image is colored with markers.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a good one. God Bless!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Dragonfly Thank You

Good Thursday Morning! I had great fun making this card. I started with a sketch I saw on Splitcoast, but then changed the layout.....I have been wanting to use this dragonfly stamp for quite some time but hadn't been able to get anything to come together, so I like how this turned out.
The dragonfly and the sentiment stamps are acrylics from Inkadinkado. I chose to mat and mat and mat on this card. When finished the layers amount to 10 when you get to the top of the dragonfly!! Yes Girl, this WILL take extra postage! I stamped everything in Perfect Plum ink from Stampin' Up! The card base and one of the layers is Eggplant Envy, also SU. Confetti Cream is used to layer and on one layer you will see that I used my Textile EF and Cuttlebug. Mustard cardstock and striped DP are from a DCWV mat pack. The square brads are from Joann's. I hope you enjoy this card too and that it inspires you to create!
Thanks for looking today! God Bless!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My Boyfriend FRANK!

Happy October 1 ! Hoping you have a wonderful fall day. Today my card is based on a sketch I saw this week on SCS, you can see it here. I have had this "Frank" stamp for several years and only get to use it occasionally, but I just love the whimsey of it. It comes from Close To My Heart. I think it was one of the first stamps I ever purchased ;0).

The card base and DP are both Stampin' Up! Pumpkin Pie. The speckled black and off white stock is from a pack of paper that I'm not sure about.......but I like it, I'm a paper freak......

Frank is colored with SU and Bic markers. The round black brads come from Joann's, as does the ribbon. Hope you enjoy looking at my boyfriend.....ain't he handsome!!!

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by. God Bless!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Trees....I love this set!

I just love the "Lovely as a Tree" set from Stampin' Up! I have used it often. This time it is for an older gentleman that shares the same birthday as my husband. Ron is a sweet man who cares deeply for people and he is a such a good friend. Currently, he is taking care of his wife who is quite sick with cancer. This takes such a strong person, to be compassionate and loving when times are so tough. Happy Birthday my friend!

This is a pretty simple card. If you have any wonderings about it please email me. I am off to do some running for my hubby! Thanks for stopping by today. God Bless!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Autumn Happy Birthday

Happy Thursday! I am SOOO late in posting today. I had a busy morning. We are getting ready for a weekend business trip and I have several loose ends to tie up. My card today is a Birthday card for someone with a fall birthday. Card base and yellow that the "Happy Birthday" is stamped on are from Stampin' Up! Other stock and sunflower strip are from DCWV. I used a chubby oval punch for the embellishment on the left side, accented with a fall leaf brad. Dew Drops are from Robin's Nest.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope to get back to regular blogging early next week. Have a wonderful weekend!! God Bless!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Be Still......

Happy Day to you all! Today's card is titled "Be Still" and for very good reason. I am waiting.......and waiting......not very patiently to hear about a job. UMMMMMMM...........
I really am trying to "be still". When I am really anxious about something, I get alot done that I have been putting off, so I guess all is not lost. ;0).
Today's card is a potpourri of ideas that have been banging around in my head:

All cardstock is Stampin' Up! Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, White. Scripture stamp is also from SU. The flower image is from a Heidi Grace set. Ribbon was purchased at Walmart and Rhinestone drops at JoAnn's. The So Saffron layer was run thru the Cuttlebug. I used the Threading Water Edger from Fiskars and White fabric paint on the ribbon.
Have a great fall day! Thanks for stopping by. God Bless!

Monday, September 22, 2008

WOW! Check Out This Cause....

While perusing thru my daily blog list, I came across this information on Dawn Easton's blog. Carolyn King, has posted a Blog Candy for a Cause challenge to us all. She would like to have as many cards made to Alzheimer caregivers to say "Thank You", as we can come up with.....I know there are a bunch of us out there who would love to help. Check out her link above for all the details and send someone a special thank you.......below is the card I'm sending.

The image is one I have had for a really long time, I purchased it from Close to my Heart years ago. I woke up the other night, thinking.......I could color that spray with fall colors. This is what I came up with, I know the reds in the spray look sort of pinky, but they are really a nice fall red. The card base is Riding Hood Red, layered with Cream Confetti that I ran thru the Cuttlebug, using the Swiss Dots EF. I layered the image with YoYo Yellow and Brilliant Blue cardstock. (all card stock is Stampin' Up!) The borders are embellished with pearl dew drops.
Thanks for looking again today and be sure and check out the important blog links mentioned above! Have a happy day and God Bless!!

Got Cake?!

Sorry I have been absent again......I have finished taking my classes and now am studying for a Certification test, so my brain cells are really tired! Also, I had an interview on Friday. I think things went well. They are still interviewing candidates today and I hope to hear from them sometime tomorrow. Keep your toes crossed for me! ;0).
I made this card for the swap my sisters and I do. The stamped image is from Inkadinkado. It is a Birthday set that is so cute! Cardbase is Green Galore, layered with Lovely Lilac. The panel to the left is Pink Passion, run thru the Cuttlebug with the Happy Birthday EF. All aforementioned cardstock is from Stampin' Up!.
Pattern paper is DCWV. Brads are from JoAnnes.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Julee's Mojo Monday #53 Challenge

Good Thursday to you! I hope your Fall days are turning nicely..... don't you just love to watch the trees turn color!!! I have a park behind me with several trees and I really enjoy watching them grow and change colors in the fall, then in the spring get all those beautiful new leaves. I have three of my own trees in my yard and they are beautiful, but I must admit that raking the leaves is a chore........ Leaf Pile
Today's' card is for Julee's Mojo Monday Challenge. Check out her awesome work here. Each week she posts a challenge and they are so good to keep those creative brain cells working. Thanks so much for inspiring us Julee!

Cardbase as well as layers is Cream Textured stock from DCWV. Elegant Eggplant and the striped DP are from Stampin' Up! Flower stamp is SU also. Sentiment if from a acrylic stamp set from Heidi Grace. Brads were purchased from GinaK. I used my Cuttlebug and the Swiss Dots EF for texture. Ribbon is attached at the middle with double sticky strip. ( LOOOVE that stuff!)

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wondermus day! Good Bless!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hokey Pokey

Some days you just gotta ask yourself this question..... WHAT IF THE HOKEY POKEY IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT????? I made this card for a little swap that my sisters and I do. Be very surprised when you get it, Terri ;0) I enjoyed mixing the two sets.......

Supplies: Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Gable Green cardstock-Stampin' Up!, Patterned Paper-DCWV, Ink-Basic Black, Markers-SU, Brads-GinaK, Washers-Walmart. It's kinda fun to see what your hubby has in his garage that might be useful on a card. ;>)

Thanks for looking today.........God Bless!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Rejoice in Today

Happy Tuesday! I have another busy computer day. I am finishing a brochure for my hubby and his partner, it has been a process, since they want something much more professional looking than they had ordered in the beginning. It is good to get experience with programs I have not learned, so I guess even with the frustration-it's all good. :=)
Today's card is a gentle reminder to self to not let negativity creep in when I hit that frustration level. I used to just give up, but have learned to just take a few steps back, take a deep breath and try again. (SCS is a great stress reliever at these times)

Cardbase is Pacific Point layered with Confetti White. I used my Scallop Edger on the patterned paper, as well as another piece of Confetti White. The sentiment piece is layered on Brilliant Blue and stamped with Tempting Turquoise. The corners were punched with the Ticket Corner Punch and then blingage was added at each corner. 1 1/4 inch ribbon completes the card. ( i sure can't figure out that fuzzy spot on my pic.....)
OH! I finally got the call I have been waiting for, I have an interview on Friday morning! I will also be ordering my new laptop that I have been working towards this summer.......It's gonna be a great day!
Thanks for stopping by! God Bless!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Happy Harvest #2

Good Day to you all. Sorry I have been MIA these last few days.....life happens! We spent the day yesterday with our daughter-in-law and g-babies at the Gunfighter Skies 2008 Air Show at the air base near us. What an AWESOME display and show of our military power and support! Our son was not with us, as he is in Afghanistan. This is a show he loves and we certainly missed having him with us. We were pretty teary eyed as the jets that he maintains were performing. We LOVE you Jim! Below are a few pics of the Thunderbirds who also performed. They are certainly a finely trained group of individuals who showcase the Air Force for us.

The Thunderbird aircraft, parked before the show. They are beautiful!

One of their most famous formations. This is awesome to see, as these jets are traveling at a high rate of speed, with little space between them The pilots carry so much responsibility, not only for their aircraft, but for those in the other 5 jets flying with them.
Now, on to my card......(thanks for your patience ;0) )

The cardbase is Tangerine Tango, layered with More Mustard, Confetti White and a small strip of pattern paper from DCWV. Stamp set is Happy Harvest (retired SU). Ribbon and brads are from JoAnns.
(I apoligize for that glare in the middle....these old eyes don't seem to be working today)
Thanks for stopping by today, I'm hoping to keep up a little better this week!! Have a happy day! God Bless!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

OCC Birthday Challenge

Good Day! I just love these OCC challenges! Take some time and hop on over to the Our Creative Corner blog and check these ladies out. They are sure to keep you smiling. This week we were to create a humorous birthday card for the September hostess, Amy Sheffer. She has a BIG birthday this week....HAPPY DAY TO YOU AMY! Below is the card I created for this challenge. It turned out pretty fun !

Cardbase is heavy black cardstock, layered with Real Read (Stampin' Up!), then cut with my Fiskars Treading Water Punch. The DP in the center section is from DCWV. I layered the image with the red and black again, then added small round brads. (JoAnns) The black plaid ribbon is from Offray, purchased at JoAnns. Image is from Inkadinkado.

Thanks for stopping by today. God Bless!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Julee's OSW Challenge!

Good day to you all! Well, I put my boots and shades on and stepped out of my comfort zone and tried a new challenge this week! Julee had posted a "One Sheet Wonder" challenge on her blog

Poetic Artistry, as one of her Mojo challenges. I decided to try it and I must say, it was a challenge for me. As you know rulers/measurements and I don't always get along! (I can take you computer apart and put it back together again, but don't ask me to measure ANYTHING and have it come out okay!) So, my DH cut the paper for me! (He's a contractor, so he CAN measure correctly!) The rules required that we make 4 cards using one 6 x 6 piece of double-sided DP, (and of course other cardstock for the base). After giving him a kiss for helping me out, I then set out with the sketches and below is what I came up with. I liked how they turned out.

As you can see, I struggled with the lighting, I shot pics in the evening and didn't like them, so I waited until morning and still ended up with shadows. Then the wind started to blow and I was worried about not getting these posted in time.........but life goes on ;>).

All cards started with a Ruby Red base, I layered with Cameo Coral and Retired Stampin' Up! DP (Sorry). The stamp sets used are Absolutely Fabulous and Oh, So Lovely. Embellishments include; Ribbon-Stampin' Up!, Brads-JoAnn's, GinaK Designs, Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots EF, Treading Water Edger-Fiskars and of course Close to Cocoa ink from SU.

This was definitely a great challenge ! I encourage you to try one some time. Have a great day! God Bless!