Thursday, July 31, 2008

BBQ Invite

Good Day to you........ today I have an invitation to a BBQ that we are hosting for my son. He will be deployed to Afghanistan in the few weeks and we all wanted to get together before he goes. We will also be celebrating his birthday, as it falls just a few days after he leaves. I can honestly say I didn't really enjoy making this one......for obvious reasons. As the time for his leaving gets closer, I just don't want to think about him over there. The military does prepare the men they send, and their immediate families, but I'm not so sure about the moms......We are very proud of our son and the part he is playing to keep our country safe.
This card is pretty straight-forward. There is no bling or embellishment-but thats the military for you. I used kraft cardstock, with patterned paper that has similar Air Force colors. The stamped image is the closest I could come to a military boot. The font I used is called "Batik Regular", I wanted it to look military also.
Well, there it is, now I'm off to make several more of the same.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Joy Fold Card

Happy Day to everyone! The layout of this card is called a "Joy Fold". I have to tell you, I wasn't having a lot of joy while making it! Measuring and I have never been the best of friends, I usually eyeball things. The tutorial on SCS uses specific directions, so I that I'd better comply if I was going to make this work! I think the picture looks better than the real card....maybe it will grow on me. Usually, when I don't really like how something turns out, others do! Weird, huh.
Anyway, here goes: The cardbase is Ruby Red layered with Apricot Appeal, both from Stampin' Up! Patterned Paper from the Spring Stack-DCWV. ( I just love these....they are a great value!) The stamped image is from the $1.99 bin at Archivers. Brads and Ribbon are Making Memories. I used a Sharpie to put polka dots on my white ribbon to give it some pizazz. I think I will try this "Joy Fold" thing again, maybe I will have better luck and it will come easier!

Gotta go mow the lawn....have a great day!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Veritable Potpourri!!

Hello, hello. Hoping this day finds you's card is a potpourri of companies. I think the only Stampin' Up! supply on the whole card is the cardstock I used to punch out the flower, and the daisy punch, of course!
This is pretty rare for me. I did have a time with this one. The cardbase is a dark brown paper, with textured sky blue from DCWV layered with patterned paper from the same stack. I used my Cuttlebug to cut the corners and set dew drops from Robin's Nest on them. The big chunky brad holding the flower is from Basic Gray and the sentiment is from an acrylic set by Heidi Grace.
I warned you ........there are several of different companies represented. Let's just say this is my way of supporting the economy! ;0)
Have a HAPPY day. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 28, 2008


Good Morning! What a fun weekend we had! Saturday, as aways is our just relax and rest day.
we always stay home and spend the day together. On Sunday, my daughter, son-in-law and boys piled into the Suburban and drove to the Air Force Base where my youngest son lives to celebrate his daughter' 3rd Birthday. It was such fun, watching all the kids playing in the water and some of the adults also! Didn't do much stamping this weekend though.......I am looking forward to it this week. I am also taking a class for the next couple of weeks, so my time will be a little more precious.
Onward to today's card.........the cardbase here is glossy white, layered with yellow that has been dry embossed with my Cuttlebug. The image is from the " Lexicon of Love" set from Stampin' Up! I layered that with a scrap of paper from the trusty scrap originally came from DCWV. After adding pink square brads (JoAnne's), ribbon and a swirly wire for embellishment, this card looked finished.
Have a great Monday, looks like the start of the great week!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Black and White

Good Morning! It is cool in my neck of the woods this morning! I'm grateful for that! It is supposed to HEAT way up for the weekend. Thank the good Lord for central air.
Today's card is a simple one using just black and white. The contrast is always so stunning and elegant to me. I used glossy cardstock for the base, then for one of the layers I used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dot EF. The stamped image is a retired SU set "Beautiful Butterflies". It is from several years ago, but is a set that I still use frequently. I used very black cardstock and black grosgrain ribbon for the embellishment.
I will be using this card for a Wedding card for a nephew who is tying the know in a few weeks. I wish you best of luck Brian and Jocelyn! (I'm sure they don't surf craft blogs......but my sis surprised Pam!)
I will be spending the weekend with family. My son who is in the Air Force will be home today, he has been gone for two weeks training for his deployment to Afghanistan. We are celebrating his daughter's birthday while he is home. Have a great day and an even better weekend!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Not So Sure

HMMMMM, I'm not so sure about this one. I looked and looked at it because it just didn't seem right. I finally added the fiber to the left side, not so sure it helped. Anyway, the stamps are from the Retro Boutique set that I bought from Gina K Designs. All cardstock except the background paper is from Stampin'Up! The background paper is from DCWV. I used my Word Window punch for the sentiment and Ticket Corner punch on the layered image. White square brads from JoAnne's finished it off, I guess. All I can really say is...."it's off, alright". Just can't get to like this card.
Thanks for stopping to go HMMMM with me today. Have a good one!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Gettin' Brave Again!!

Well, I'm getting brave again....this time it's pretty scary for me, since I'm a hide in the corner kinda gal.......I made this card for the Our Creative Corner dry embossing challenge this week. I used the Cuttlebug for the dry embossing on Green Galore cardstock. The card base and matting if Not Quite Navy-All from Stampin' Up! The patterned paper is DCWV and the brads are from Basic Grey. The stamp is a Clear Stamp Happy Birthday set.
Let me know what you think......thanks so much for taking the time to look! Have a great day!

Just For You Cupcake

Another fun card with my cupcakes! This set is soooo much fun! The Berry Bliss DP works well here, I think, as well as the scallop circle from Nestibilites. I used liquid applique for the frosting......gave it an extra bunch because I like lots of frosting on my cake! (It's butter cream of course!) The sentiment comes from a Fiskars Heidi Grace acrylic set. I used the Word Window punch from Stampin' Up! and finished them with square brads from JoAnne's. I again used Berry Bliss DP to paper piece the cupcake cup, I love how it all coordinates!
Well, today my big plans are to get the lawn mowed while it is still cool outside and then come and play with the goodies I got from Gina K Designs yesterday!! Fun for me! Have a great day today and stay cool!
I'm not sure what happened with this post.....I don't know if it is me or blogger. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Retro Fun

Well, this was REALLY fun. It reminds me of my daughter. I know she will like the design, although she is not always a real "PINK" girl. Sorry, Beck...... The stamps are from the "Retro Boutique" set that I purchased from GinaKDesigns.
I used my Berry Bliss DP from Stampin' Up! (can't seem to get away from that stuff lately!) The ink and cardstock (Pink Passion) are also from Stampin' Up!. The card base is Confetti Cream. For the rectangle, I used my good 'ole Fiskars Edgers. (those have been around awhile, huh) and for the circle, my Small Scalloped Nestibility. The ribbon is from Offray and the Brads from JoAnne's. i working on another card from this is so fun!

Have a wonderiforous day!! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Gather Friends

Good Monday to you! Hoping your weekend was a great one! We spent Sunday at a State Park close to us having a picnic and swimming with kids and g-kids. We had a great time, ate too much and got a lot of sun....some of us are paying for it today! My hubby kissed me good-bye this morning and said, "See ya later lobster legs." Funny guy, but it is true, haven't had a good burn like this in a lot of years.......all the more reason to stay in a cool room and stamp I guess....

Burnt To A Crisp (Can't be all bad......) I enjoyed using by Berry bliss DP on this card, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip cardstock are used for the card base and for layering. The sentiment is from a Linda Grayson stamp that I have had for years, but haven't used much, just inked up the words with a marker and tada...worked for this card. The flourish is from a Heidi Grace clear stamp set, it is stamped in Close to Cocoa ink. The cute little square brads are from JoAnne's.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you day is good, I will be slathering on the lotion and hoping not to blister :>)

Friday, July 18, 2008

Thinking of You

What a fun time I had making this one! I took the idea from an old Stampin'Up! catalog. (I have saved these for years for ideas........also it's fun to see the evolution that the paper craft hobby has made.) I didn't have the exact stamps, but this is what makes it fun..... I used Smorgasborders and a miscellaneous heart stamp. The ink is Tempting Turquoise and Close to Cocoa. I love these colors together. The ribbon is Offray from was my inspiration for the color combo ;0). The "thinking of you" stamp is from inkadinkado. Tag is again Stampin' Up!

I hope you are enjoying my creations as much as I am enjoying making them. Leave me a comment to let me know your thoughts. Have a happy day!! Thanks for stopping by for a look!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Happy Thursday!

Good Morning! Just a quick post today. I'm going to lunch later today with a friend and will be away for a bit. It should be great fun! Today's card is a spunky birthday card that can be used for maybe a teen or young adult woman. The colors worked so well together:

Supplies: Cardstock-Wild Wasabi, Lovely Lilac, Pixie Pink, Whisper White, Glossy White-Stampin' Up!Patterned Paper-DCWV Spring Stack Ink: Basic Black, Lovely Lilac Embellishments- Cuttlebug Swiss Dots EF, Marvy Circle Punch, Word Window, Large Brads

I had some issues with Feedblitz yesterday. If you didn't receive yesterdays' post, please shoot me an email and I will have it resent. I hope I got the issue resolved, please let me know if there are continuing problems. Thanks for stopping by to look today. Have a good one!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Friends and Flowers

Good Wednesday morning to you all! This card was alot of fun to make. I was surfing SCS and saw bits and pieces of things I liked and threw them altogether on this card. The sentiment is from a retired Stampin'Up! set from years ago. (I have alot of those ;0) ). The flowers are from a Hero arts clear set. I stamped the images and then chalked over the white cardstock with lavender chalk. The paper is bits and pieces from my scrap box. Tip: Before I throw away a small piece of paper, I use my word window punch and my corner cut die to use up the piece a little more. Then I don't feel like I'm wasting any paper! Of course the Brads and ribbon are from JoAnne's. The card base is from SU.

Have a most wonderful day today! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Little Girl Birthday

Two of my sisters and I are in an "Embellishment Triangle" Each month we take turns sending an embellishment and the sister who receives has to make a card with that little goodie and send it sister Patti sent me these to gift stickers to add to a card and I think they look nice with my "Becky" stamp. I hope that you received the card before I posted today....I think I gave the good 'ole Post Office time to deliver. ;0).

Supplies: Cardstock-Confetti White, Pink Passion-Stampin' Up!, Pattern Paper-DCWV Spring Stack, Stamp-CTMH-Becky-Retired, Small Scalloped Circle Nestibility. Markers- Pink Flamingo,Oceanview Blue and Stone Grey-Bic Permanent
Hope you enjoy your day! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Masculine Duck Card

This is one of those cards that came a little at a time. I originally started with a green/brown color scheme, but then changed my mind to the blues. I think it came out rather nicely.

Supplies: Cardstock-Navy-Bazzil, Bashful Blue, Glossy White-Stampin' Up! Ink-Brilliant Blue-Stampin' Up! Ribbon, Brads-JoAnne's Buckle-Making Memories

Have a happy Monday!! Thanks for stopping by to take a look!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Funky Card

I wanted to do a black and hot pink card and this is what I came up with. It must be from embellishment heaven ......Sunshine if there is such a place! I didn't use any stamps at all.

Supplies: Black Cardstock (who knows where I got it, I've had it for a looong time) Hot Pink-DCWV Summer Stack, Letters-Colorbok, Brads-JoAnn's, Ribbon-Making Memories, Circle Punch, Word Window

This was a quick, easy card. The color combination does all the WOW work for you.

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Cute Birthday Invitation

Hi......I didn't get to post yesterday, I was babysitting g-kids all day for my daughter, they are moving into a new house this weekend. It;s a beautiful home and much closer to her hubby's work. I was plum tuckered when the little guys left, they are 6 months and 2 years old. Good little guys and fun to have around. We had a great day!
My daughter-in-law spent the night with us on Thursday night with her two little ones. She was able to spend some time in the craft room making invitations for her little girl's 3rd birthday party in a few weeks. She is allowing me to show it to you is soooo cute! She does nice work!
This is a pocket card and the invitation info is on the pull-out at the top. The cupcake idea for the pull tab is adorable. Have a bright-sunshiny day!! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 10, 2008


It's a day to celebrate! Today is my son and his wonderful wife's 4th wedding anniversary and also my father-in-laws birthday! I showed you the birthday card the other day, today is the anniversary card. My daughter-in-law is in the other room stamping as we speak!! My son is in the Air Force and had to fly out early this morning for classes at another base for two weeks.

Supplies: Cardstock-Taken with Teal, Tempting Turquoise, Glossy White, Ink-Tempting Turquoise and stamp all from Stampin' Up! Brads- JoAnne's Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing folder. Scalloped Edge Decorative scissors

Have a happy day! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

To Everything There is a Season...

I wanted to make a scripture card and this is what I came up with. I enjoyed making it, it seems kind of peaceful to me. The stamps are from a retired Stampin' Up! set. (I seem to have alot of those)..........the first picture is the front of the card. The brown cardstock is deeper than the picture shows here, my lighting wasn't so good today.

Below is the inside of the card with Ecclesiastes 3:1. Also a retired SU set.

Other supplies: Brown cardstock-DCWV, Soft Sky-SU. Baby Blue Small Brads-JoAnne's, Basic Black Ink-SU Paper Piercing Mat Kit-SU

Have a most wonderful day! Blessings to you! Thanks for stopping by to visit.......maybe we can have tea tomorrow :0)......

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Wacky Birthday

Good Tuesday to you. I am late in posting today. My daughter took me to lunch for my birthday. We ate a wonderful chick-flick kind of place. "Cafe De Coco", had to hold my pinky out and everything!! My daughter-in-law and her Mom joined us also as today is her birthday too!
Today's card is a card to says " Age is only a number-mine is unlisted." It is a wacky sort of card, but sometimes days are like that!!

Supplies: Cardstock- More Mustard, Only Orange, Summer Sun, Green Galore-Stampin' Up! Patterned Paper: DCWV Summer Stack, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Dew Drops and Black Brads

Have a happy day! Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Cool Car!

COOOOL CAR! This is what my grandson says every time he sees a car he likes. He is just two years old but is already pretty discerning about cars and trucks! The stamps from this set come from a Fiskars Clear set that I bought recently from JoAnne's. My wonderful hubby is turning the big 50 this year and there is a stamp in this set that is in number 50. It is for the 50's era, but I can work around the "S"

Supplies: Cardstock: Confetti White, Rocket Red, Wild Wasabi, Bashful Blue-Stampin' Up!, Ink: Rocket Red marker, Basic Black, Red Brad- JoAnne's Stamp set as mentioned above.

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderiforous day!!

Friday, July 4, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!! It is a beautiful day for a parade here in my little town. In fact, I have three of my grandkids today and we are planning on going....should be a fun day! I made this card for my father-in-law, for his birthday next week. He is a wonderful man and I am blessed to be part of this family.

Supplies: Cardstock- Close to Cocoa, Confetti White, Rocket Red Eagle Stamp all from Stampin'Up!. Blue Background paper from Michelle Anderson-Provo Craft. Square Brads- Making Memories

Have a safe, fun filled day with your families!! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Cupcake Fun!

Good Day to you........what fun I had making this card! I was able to find the clear stamp Cupcake set from Hero Arts that I have seen on so many cards. It is such a fun set and I am so happy to have found it! Well, I have been having a great time creating with it. You can almost taste the cupcake! Below is one of the cards I made:
Supplies: Cardbase and Pattern Paper-Lori Seibert Lovely Lilac, Pink Passion cardstock-Stampin' Up! Ink-Basic Black, Pink Passion, Positively Pink-Stampin' Up! Icing-Pearl Fabric Paint Flower Punch-Stampin' Up! and Brads-JoAnne's

Have a happy day! Enjoy the 4th of July with your families! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Fun Thank You Set

Good day to you! I got to sit down and play a bit yesterday and had a great time! One of the things I worked on is shown below. It is a set of four Thank You cards. I used one of the new clear stamp sets that I purchased at Archiver's. Clear Stamps give a clean image and they are so much less expensive than some others because you don't need the wood blocks. They peel and stick to acrylic blocks. Storage will take a lot less room also. These are 4x4 cards and came together quickly and turned out sooo cute!

They colors on this second picture look a little different, I'm sure it is because I put the card up against a different color to shot the single card.

Supplies: Cardstock-Confetti White, Rose Red-Stampin' Up! Nestibilities Small Circle Scallop Die, Stamp: Thank You Clear Stamp-Archivers, Ribbon-JoAnne's

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!


I made a HUGE mistake and need to extend my apologies. On Monday's post I stated that I had gotten the card idea from Amy Sheffler's blog. This is not correct. The cute sketch actually came from Kelly Schelske. Kelly, I am so sorry.....this is what I get for putting notes on the same pad as the one I use for other computer work! Won't be doing that anymore.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Hello from really warm Idaho! It is good to stay under the air conditioner these days. Sweaty
Oh, well it is cool in the stamp room! I have been doing some computer work for my hubby and his partner, so it cramps my creativity a bit.......thinking too hard is BAD.....the days seem to go so quickly and I don't seem to get much done.
Today my card can be used for either an anniversary, feminine birthday or maybe even a sympathy card. I will be using it for a friend's anniversary next week.

Supplies: I believe everything you see here is retired from Stampin' Up! The brads and ribbon are from JoAnne's

My Sis and I went to Archivers the other day and I am anxious to use the new clear stamps I bought there. I can see MANY clear stamps in my future!

Stay cool and have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!