Sunday, June 27, 2010

Exciting New Blog!!

My daughter, the maker of adorable bows for little girls has started a blog of her own. Please take a minute to check it out. You can get there from here- Baby Dolls' Haven Oh and be sure to watch that slideshow to see some of my cute gkids!
Have a happy day!! Blessings!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Oh, Happy Day!!! I have been so anxious to post this card. I made it while at my sis, Patti's house about 6 weeks ago. It is for my wonderful son in law, whose birthday is on Saturday.
I know he will get a kick out of this. He DOES NOT dress like this, or have glasses, or wear his hair that way! This image is SO unlike him, but that is what makes it so much fun!! The sentiment does sound like his sense of humor though!

Recipe: Cardstock-Stampin' Up! Oval Nestie-Spellbinders, DSP-SU, Image-I just can't remember, it is from my sis-sorry!
Well, thanks for stopping by! God Bless!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

One More Graduation Card

Seems like I just can't get anything posted these days!! :o) I don't know where the time goes.....anyhoo, this is a card for another niece who is graduating. She is a pretty girly, girl, so I chose to go with a pink theme. I just can't believe how quickly these girls have grown up, cuz you know.....I'm not getting any older, right!!
Recipe: Card base-GinaK Luxury White, Stampin'Up comes thru again with the DSP and the layering stock, I used an SU embossing folder and Labels 3? nestie. Ribbon is from JoAnn's Fabric, Flower-KC and Company, oh and the Scalloped edge is punched with an SU edger.
Sentiment is SU also.

Well, I guess it is off to work for me! Have a Wonder-filled day and thanks for stopping by!! God Bless!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Time for Graduation

Good day to everyone! Today my card is for a niece who is graduating from high school this month. Allie is a sweet, bubbly girl with a giggle that will just make you giggle!! The sentiment on this card is from Stampin' Up! and says "follow your heart, it knows where to go" She is a free spirit and loves life. Congrats, Allie!!

Card details:
Card stock-Stampin' Up!, Textile EF, Scalloped Circle-Spellbinders, Flowers-KC and Company, Ink-SU

Enjoy your day! Thanks for stopping by....God Bless!!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Birthday, David-man!

Happy Memorial Day everyone! I'm really missing family this week. I'm making potato salad here, (my son Jim who is stationed in England loves my potato salad), this is the smallest one I've ever made! No BBQ for us here.......working!!

This card is for my adorable grandson, David, whose birthday is tomorrow. He just loves cars and motorcycles. We are away and didn't get to be a his party yesterday. But got to see some pictures that my DIL posted . CUUUUTE!!!!
Card details-
Base-Gina K, layering paper-DCWV, Stampin' Up! Image and Sentinment-Inkadinkado, Colored with Koh-i-noor pencils and blended with OMS, Star brads-JoAnn's

Have a great day with friends and family!! God Bless!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Baby Card for Lacy

Good morning! Sunshine here for a few minutes! I don't expect days of great weather anymore, even though the calendar tells me its time!
Today my card is for a niece who is expecting her first baby. She is having a girl, so I got to do PINK!!

This is an all Stampin' Up ! card except for the darling image which comes from Gina K Designs. The sentiment was cut with scallop rectangle nestie and then sponged with pink (hard to see in the picture-sorry) Ribbon is from Offray.
Thanks for stopping in today! God Bless!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

May Sister Swap

What a beautiful day here in South Dakota! We have been having a lot of rain and thunderstorms in the evenings, but the days have been gorgeous!
This card was made while at Patti's last month. It is for the swap my two sisters and I do each month. I really love how it turned out, although I didn't follow the sketch to the T! I LOVE, LOVE this embossing folder! It is from Stampin' Up!, as is the image and paper I used to layer. The card base is Gina K Luxury Soft Sand. The side panel is from the DCWV La Creme mat stack.......yummy paper! Ribbon is from Offray, image was cut with an oval nestie and sponged while still in the die. Hope you enjoy!!
Have a happy day! God Bless! Thanks for stopping by.........

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Camping Fever!!

Happy day to everyone! I made this card for a sis-in-law, who used to HATE camping, but now can't wait to get in the woods each spring. I'm sure it will bring her a chuckle. The image is from Bugaboo Stamps, be sure and check them out. Paper is from a DCWV large paper stack, Ribbon and Card stock is Stampin' Up! The flower is from KC and Company. (I just love them, thanks Patti for turning me on to those!!) I colored the image with Koh-i-noor pencils and blended with OMS.
Well I am off to visit the Presidents at Mount Rushmore today! The sun is shining, it should be an awesome day!
Thanks for stopping by, God Bless!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

A Beautiful Day and a Baby Card

Finally, we have a beautiful day here in South Dakota! Looking forward to many more. We have some deer that feed in a field right next to us and they are so much fun to watch! On to my card today..........
I made this card for the son and daughter-in-law of a friend of ours. They are expecting their first baby in the next few weeks. This was a fun card to make, most of the work was done by the paper. Cardstock is Stampin' Up!, DP is from a Debbie Mum Baby Boy Stack. It is just adorable! I also bought the little girl stack! Fun, fun paper!!!
Well, I am planning on making a couple of graduation cards today and then enjoying the sunshine before work!!
Thanks for stopping by! God bless!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there today! My card is one a I made for Mother's Day. Pretty simple and quick, but made with a lot of love. I am away from both my Mom and Mom-in-law today, but I know they are surrounded by other brothers and sisters. I'm looking at a pretty quiet day-just planning on doing whatever I want, I have some images I want to get colored, don't know if they will turn into cards today or not.........

Paper-Stampin' Up! Bazzill, Sentiment-SU, Oval and Scallop Oval-Nestibility, Rhinestones-JoAnn's, Corner Rounder-SU

Thanks for stopping in today! God Bless!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sister Swap-April

Happy Thursday! We woke to a couple of inches of snow this morning! Oh well, a good reason to stay in and stamp, right!
My offering today is two more creations made while at my sis's house, these were made for our Sister Swap for April. I'm late in posting them, made them late in the month and wanted to make sure that they were received by my other sister.

This cards are pocket bookmark cards. The folding escaped me for a while, but Patti helped me through it......what a brain!!
Supplies: Paper and cardstock-Stampin' Up! Nestibilities, Flowers-KC and Company, Ribbon-Offray, Stamps-Stampin' Up!
Thanks for stopping by, have and happy day and God Bless!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Just Because

Good Monday morning! We are tucked in our place in S. Dakota hoping for some sunshine. It has been pretty blustery since we arrived on Friday afternoon!

My card today is an all SU card, the layout is one I saw a few weeks ago, oops, I guess the ribbon and the nestie are not from Stampin' Up! This is another card I made while at Patti's. We had such a great time, I have a pretty good stash of cards to post.
Well I'm off to get ready for work. I get to work today!!!
Thanks for stopping by! God Bless!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fireman Birthday

Well, this is my last full day at Patti's. It is raining, but we are getting ready to go. Just a few loose ends to tie up......then we are heading east in the morning. I have a few cards stored up to post, hopefully all will go smoothly.

This sweet little image is from Bugaboo Stamps, the images there are soooo adorable. This fireman is for one of my grandsons. He just loves firemen......his birthday isn't until August, so I am way ahead of the game here! All supplies are from Stampin' Up!, except for the nestibility. Such a fun card to make. I hope you enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by! Blessings!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Mojo 136

Well, so Patti got me to do a Mojo Monday card. Haven't done that in a long time, it was sure fun. We only have a few days left. It is so easy to work in her craft room, even the air in there is creative!! Soooo, my card is very much like hers!! Heehee!!

This card is almost completely Stampin' Up! with exception of the ribbon and the flower. It was quick and easy and just made us happy today. Hope you enjoy it too!
Thanks for stopping by! -Blessings!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

It's About Time.....

Well, I am visiting at my sister, Patti's house and we have been having a great time in her craft room, so I thought I might as well dive in a post a few cards again......

This lovely young lady is a digi from Bugaboo Stamps. You should really take the time to surf on over there and check out the awesome digi's Jodi has to offer! Whimsical with an attitude......I just love them!

This card was made with a Gina K Luxury White base, then layered with Stampin' Up! card stock and DSP. I used Labels One Nestie to cut the frames and the sentiment is from a Clear Stamp set that Patti gave to me. (Isn't she maaavelous!! Check out her blog here. )

Well, I hope I will post a few more cards in the coming days. We are here in N. Idaho for part of next week and then on to S. Dakota where I will be working full time.....I can hardly wait to get back to work, really!!

Thanks for stopping by! Blessings!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

One More Valentine....

Happy Morning to all! I finished all my grandkids valentine cards the other day. Will mail the last ones out today. This one is for one of my grandsons. The image is a Stampin' Up one. I colored it with Koh-i-noor pencils, layered it with SU Real Red that I ran through my Cuttlebug. The small hearts are from a Gina K set. Tuxedo Black Ink, Real Red marker. Brads from JoAnn's.
Well, I have ladies coming for tea today, so have some tidying up to do! Thank you for stopping by today. Blessings!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Thank You Card

Happy Super Bowl Sunday to you all! I got inky instead of watching pre-game stuff. I just can't get into football. I like to watch other sports, but football just escapes me.
Actually, this card required very little stamping. Just the sentiment. The yummy paper is from the "La Creme" matstack from DCWV. It is wonderful paper! There are several sheets in the stack that have felt embossed designs, like the flowers on this card. Makes for a really easy card. Card base is Gina K Luxury Ivory, layered with black from the same matstack. Tuxedo black ink from Memento, Black grosgrain ribbon from Offray.
Pretty simple, but the effect is very pretty. It is nicer in picture taking skills have never been my strong suit.......
Have a wonderful day! God Bless!

Friday, February 5, 2010

February Sister Swap

Good morning,stampers! Today my post is all about the sister swap that two of my sisters and I do each month. Terri was our "hostess" this month and she wanted us to use black, red and white and stipulated "no valentines". Color challenges are usually pretty tough for me, but this one I could handle, it came together pretty easily.
Card base is Gina K Luxury Black-you can't beat this paper! Layers are Stampin'Up! as is the sentiment. Flower stamp is a Clear Stamp. DP came from my scrapbox, I used Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and brads from Joann's.
Thanks for stopping by today! God Bless!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Valentines, valentines....

Good day happy stampers! I'm making a concerted effort to stamp A LOT more these days, largely to keep the cabin fever bug's card was really fun to make, it made me smile........I love this DP! The image was colored while at my sister's house last week. I got to try out her Copics. Whew! They are pretty awesome, there is a learning curve involved though. It will take me some time for sure.
Card base is Gina K Luxury White, a black layer is layered with Bo Bunny Alisa DP, soo cute!, next layer is Stampin' Up! DSP, image is layered on more GKD Black cut with rectangle nestie. The image is drawn by P. Hillman, I'm not sure what company. Square brads are from JoAnn's. In the close-up below, you can see that I colored the heart on the bear's chest with a red gel pen from Spica. The angel wing also was colored with a Spica pen. They are really cool too, small particles of glass make the sparkle.
Thanks so much for stopping in today! I hope your day is blessed!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

More Gkids Valentines!

Good Morning paper crafters! I have two more Grandkid Valentines today. My pictures aren't really great, the weather has been dark and dreary, so lighting was a problem. I made these a few days ago and wanted to get them posted.
Both cards use more Alien digi images from Janie over at GTC Crafting. Be sure to check her out, she has fabulous images! I colored both images with my Koh-i-noor pencils and blended with OMS. Card stock is from Stampin' Up! (yellow cardstock in the above card is a mystery-it was a gift ) DP is from DCWV of course.....Sentiments on both cards are Clear Stamps. I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink on both cards. Other accessories include : SU Ticket Corner Punch, Word Window Punch, Marvy Circle Punches, Ribbon from Offray and Bling from Michaels. That covers everything, I think!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Blessings!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Happy 101

My cyber friend, Olga, honored me with this sweet award. Thanks Olga! Please take time to check out her blog. This girl does some AWESOME scene work! My job now is to tell you 10 things about myself and then pass this on to 0 more ladies. Here goes!

10 things

My Dad’s pet name for me was “skinny-bones, Jones” I have overcome the skinny part…….

I HATE to drive in traffic, will take the long way around most of the time!

I am fascinated by HTML…….weird, I know!

I don’t like to have my picture taken.

I have an Associate’s Degree in Biblical Studies/Ministry

I make REALLY good Chicken and Dumplings! Want some?

Sometimes I just can’t see outside the box….

I can play the piano, just not well…….

I have never had a traffic ticket.

I have never broken any bones.

You know, it is hard to think of 10 things about yourself......On to 10 AWESOME blogs that give me inspiration!

1. Maria-Joyful Stamper

2. Betty-BeeBee Stamps! I see you have received this, but I'm sending it again, 'because you are sooo sweet!

3. Kim-Living in Paradise

4. Wendy-WeeBee Stampin'

5. Janie-GTC's Crafty Corner

6. Lorie-Lorie's Cards and Creations

The next 4 are places we all go for inspiration, but a always worth mentioning......

7. Splitcoast Stampers

8. Stamp TV

9 Paper Craft Planet

10. SNR Card Universe

I hope everyone finds a bit of inspiration here on my blog as well. It is so nice to belong to such a large, happy family........even if we are only cyber-related!


Friday, January 29, 2010

Dustin Pike Elephant Valentine

Happy day to everyone! I hope you are looking forward to a great weekend! I know I am, I will be spending some stamping time with my sister, Terri on Sunday-can't wait. We have such a fun time together! I am working on Valentine's Day cards for my grandkids + one, so you will be seeing alot of kiddie type cuties in the next several days! Today my card has a digi from Dustin Pike. If you are not familiar with his work, you need to take the time to check him out. He does outrageously funny cartoon like images. A visit to his blog will just make you smile, the above link is for his store, you can get to his blog from there.

Isn't this elephant a cutie? I colored him with my Koh-i-nor pencils and blended with OMS. Card stock is from Stampin'Up, DP from DCWV and ribbon is Offray. The side panel was run thru my Cuttlebug, using the Divine Swirls Embossing Folder. I can't decide if I should send this card to Alyah in England or my + one, Madison in Alabama....what do you think?
Thanks so much for looking in today! Blessings!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

C4C21- PINK!

Happy Day to all! It has been a hectic couple of weeks for me, with not much stamping time. Just when I think I can get back on the train and stay happens!! Oh well, I do have a card for today. It is for the Crazy 4 Challenge this week. The plan is to think PINK! This I can do!!
Recipe: Cardstock and DSP-Stampin' Up!, Ink-SU, Images-Upsy Daisy-SU Ribbon and Bling-JoAnn's Fabric, Nesties-Spellbinders.
Thanks for stopping in today! Be Blessed!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Alien Sid Loves YOU!!

Good morning! Hope today finds everyone happy and warm. My card today features another image from Janie, over at GTC's Crafty Corner. Her digi images are just the cutest! Today I used Alien Sid, he is one in a group of alien buddies that Janie has. I just love them all! I plan to use them for grandkid cards, both boy and girl.
Recipe: Cardstock-Stampin'UP, Pattern Paper-DCWV, Koh-i-nor Pencils, OMS, Senitment-Clear Stamps. Cuttlebug, Embossing Folder Pop Dots
I am entering this in the Saturday Spotlight Challenge-this week make a love card without using hearts. After my friend Maria (Joyful Stamper) told me about the Digi Tuesday Challenge, I entered there also. The challenge this week was to use embossing.

Thanks for stopping by today. Blessings!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sad and Sweet, C4C19 Challenge

It was a tough day here yesterday, (in the morning, anyway) We said goodbye to our youngest son and family. Jim is in the Air Force and they will be stationed in England for at least the next four years. I'm probably in big trouble from my daughter-in-law for posting this picture. They hadn't been getting much sleep and there were alot of tears, so this isn't the best picture I have of her. She is a beautiful girl, and what a handsome man that son of mine is, don't you think? Of course, those grandkids aren't lacking in the cute department either. I'm sure going to miss them all. Hoping to save for a trip over there!

Okay-on to the sweet.......I had made and posted a card for another granddaughters birthday a few weeks ago, but then I came across this dig stamp from Janie at GTC's Crafty Corner. Check out her blog, she has many digi stamps that she generously gives. They are of the cute and cuddly variety, I just love them!
Joelle just LOVES ponies and purple, and bling, so this card just has her name written all over it. I will be entering it in the Birthday Challenge over at the Crazy 4 Challenge blog.

Recipe: Cardstock-DCWV, Stampin' Up! Pattern Paper-DCWV, Image-GTC Crafty Corner, Koh-i-nor Pencils, OMS, Flower Punch-SU, Marvy, Glitter Paper-American Crafts,Rhinestone-Joann's, Glitter pen- (there is a bit of glitter on the tail and mane, don't know if you can see it in the pic)
I hope you enjoy this card, I sure had fun making it for Joelle. She will be 7 on Thursday.
Thanks for stopping in today! God Bless!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Oh, Happy Day! Hoping everyone is warm and well today. My card is a bit springy, so maybe that will warm you up. The inspiration came from Olga and my sis Patti a few weeks ago. If you visit them you will see where there inspiration came from.......:0)

Recipe: Card stock-Gina K, Stampin' Up!, DSP-Stampin' Up! Cuttlebug and EF-Designer Swirls, Swiss Dots, Quikutz, Ribbon-SU, Pearls-Martha Stewart, Sentiment-Upsy Daisy, SU, Nestibilites Dies, Ticket Corner Punch-SU
Thanks for stopping in today! Blessings!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Happy Birthday, Gregan!

Happy Tuesday! Today is my brother-in-law, Greg's Birthday. This card is for him. If you ever see him on the street, you will meet a nice, kind. humorous man who makes my sister very happy. What more can you ask in a day! Happy Birthday Greg!! We love you!

Recipe: Cardstock-Gina K Luxury-Chocolate Chip, Pattern Paper and Layer Strip-DCWV, Image-Stampin' Up!, Koh-i-noor Pencils and OMS.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! God Bless!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Crazy 4 Challenges C18

Good foggy morning to you all! Can barely see across the road, but it will get better! My card today is for the Crazy 4 Challenge this week. Be sure and check these girls out. They have a fun site! The challenge this week was to use Polka Dots. FUN!!

Recipe: Cardstock-Gina K Luxury, White and Chocolate Brown, DSP-Stampin' Up!-Retired, Stamps- Retro Boutique-Gina K, Cuttlebug and Swiss Dots EF, Ink-Memento-Tuxedo Black, Ribbon-American Crafts, Corner Punch-Marvy, Rhinestones-Martha Stewart, and for that pinky looking stock that I used the EF on......not so sure where that came from. :0(- so sorry.
Thanks for stopping in.......let's have coffee next time! Hoping you have an awesome day!! Blessings!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy 2010

Can you believe it? 2010. Wow! Time does go by. Hoping your new year will be all that you hope it to be!! My card today has another of digi image. This one is from the Doodle Palace It is just too cute! The "Snail Mail" image really portrays the mail service this time of year. Hopefully, they will be able to catch up soon. :0)

This was a fun card to make-simple-just like I like it. Card stock is from Stampin' Up!, as is the ribbon. Marvy corner punch. The DP is a piece I brought home from my sister's house, so I'm not sure where it is from........
Have a happy and safe day!! Blessings!