Saturday, December 19, 2009

Merry Christmas

   This will be my last Post until after  Christmas.  I would like to Thank my little group of followers for taking the time to read my blog and look at my creations.
    I am very excited, this Christmas my brother  and his daughter will be coming to Michigan all the way from California! Our plans are just to be together, My sister, brother and me! We have not been together in quite awhile, so this should be fun! The long distance and our busy lives make it very difficult for us to all be together.

    I have two weeks off so I hope I can get down to my craft room to make something wonderful, I need to stock up on Birthday cards! Thank you again and Wishing you all the best Christmas and a Joyous New Year!


Monday, December 14, 2009

Beanie cap

Happy Monday to you! Have have been having a wonderful Monday, off of work for  two days then I work 3 days and off for two weeks!

I have not done a challenge in quite awhile and when I saw this over a SCS I knew I had to do it since I have about 6 gift card holders to make! This is very easy to make just follow Carolina's video. I made these two in about 1/2 hour and started a 3rd. The ribbon treatment is also  on  Carolina's blog, she is very creative and has lots of fun videos to learn new techniques.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Holly

Happy Sunday to you all! Have you seen the images over at Mo's digital pencil? I am in LOVE with them! So very special and terrific to color,  this card is full of glitter and fairy dust. I used my copics to color her in. This image is called Christmas fairy Holly

I  made another card  with this digital image and it is below. I went with softer colors and again lots and lots of glitter!

The yellow halo is not as bright as in the photo. The actual card it looks like a soft warm glow around her.

I need to work on the digital images, I am not the best with the computer and when I read the directions on the blog my images do not come up like they said they would. I think I did something and not sure what, I think I need to get my own personal computer assistant! LOL!

Thanks for coming by today and I hope to be back again this week.
Last week was the busiest week I think I have ever had!


Copic used:
First card, R59, G94,G99,B00,G19,R35,E21R20,EOO,E47, E35
2nd card: R20,YR000,G12.G21,E33,E02,E00,Y17,YR23,B00,G16, R35

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Quick post!

 Just a quick post today, I have 5 minutes! I have been so stinking busy this week not one second to myself! My stamps are missing me! I can hear them down in my craft area calling out to me to come and play! LOL!
I made this card a few weeks ago it is an inky antics stamp I found at the stamp store and thought the Santa was very cute and easy to color. For his hat, this was my first attempt with flower soft. Looks cute. Thanks for stopping by and I hope I can make it down to my lonely stamps this weekend to make something wonderful!


Monday, November 23, 2009

How cute is this?

Today the challenge over of SCS was to make this adorable gift card or money holder.  It was easy and I think it turned out super cute!
I already have orders from my husband to make some for the girls at his office.  This one was not perfect but, now that I know what I did wrong I can fix it on the others. 
Thanks for stopping by today!


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Holy cow!!

High hopes challenge is to make a card 1,2,3.  3 flowers, 2 brads and 1 saying. Here is my card for the challenge. I hope I made it in time for the challenge. I received this image this summer , it just makes me smile! The saying is computer generated and I made the background paper to look like cow hide.
I had a hard time placing the flowers, so I had to ask my 12 year old for help! This is his reply,  "Mom where do you like them? " 
Me" not sure Nic."
Nic " you know Mom!"
Me" No, I don't Nic!" "do you like it here, here, or here!" as I move the flowers around the card.
Nic" Mom you know where you want to put the flowers."
At this point I gave up because I knew he really could care less!
The only reason he came was because I called him.  All he wanted to do was get back to his video game!  I picked the three spot that you now see, What do you think?
Thanks for stopping by!

Who wants Candy??

I just came from Veronica's new Blog,  in honor of her new blog she is offering some blog candy! Go check out her beautiful new blog!


Friday, November 20, 2009

Winter cardinal

Today's card was for the MMTPT and for Wednesday's sketch challenge.It has been a long time since I got to make a sketch challenge card and I was very happy that I could combine the two challenges. I had uploaded this card Wednesday and by Thursday afternoon the card was gone.
This is an FYI, make sure you name your cards something unique when you upload to SCS.  It will get deleted  if another card has the same name.  Be careful!!! you could lose your card like I did. 
    I just love cardinals and believe it or not I did not have one stamp with a cardinal on it. I know,  GASP!!! I had to go to Michaels for a school project, got to love school projects that parents have to do too, and I pick this pretty guy up. I think I have to make a few more of these for Christmas time.
Oh.....what do you think of the bow?? Some of you know I have a bow handicap, I have the hardest time making them. Well, I got myself the bow easy and I just love it!  I just had to figure out how to use it and follow the directions. I have it down now and it makes  easy beautiful bows.
Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A gift for you!

I found this adorable image at a stamp store by me. I had to drop my daughter off at a party, which was quite a ways form my house.  I remembered that I was close to one of my favorite stamp stores and had not been there for a while, So.............. Why not? I had 2 1/2 hours to kill.

I was so glad  I went because I found so many wonderful,  cute and fun  stamps. This is one of them, It is a Penny Black cling rubber stamp called a "slapstick". I used my Copic markers to color it in and lots and lots of glitter. Are these guy just the sweetest little hedgehogs? I fell in love! I knew I could not go on with out this stamp. It is a sickness!  All of the stampers have it, and sorry to say, there is no cure. I don't think I want one! *Grin*
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


This is for the featured stamper over at SCS.
The person featured is Dawn, AKA: Treasureoiler. She has a treasure for her gallery,  such beautiful work.  I fell for this card because for the fun color, she used Bermuda bay, I picked Tempting turquoise.  I told myself I was not going to buy the in colors this year.I am just not to crazy about them. I used a gray copic marker to make the boarder around the snowmen. just colored on the turquoise paper.  
Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Today's card is for a co-worker, it was her birthday today and I wanted to play with my Mo's digital pencil image.  I saw this image and it just put a smile on my face!  Is this little guy just the cutest?  Mo's  images are all so cute and very fun to color. I still need to get the hang of printing out the digital images and how to use my computer but, I still love them!!!
. I entered this in the DP2 challenge site, the challenge this week was to make a card that "glitters". I have two glittery flowers and the frosting on the cupcake also has some stickles that is sparkly. Thanks for stopping by and have a good night!


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Two for one!

Good morning! Happy Saturday,  Yaaaah  Whoooooo!
Last weekend found some $$$ in my paypal account and just had to spend  it so,  I went on over to PaperTrey and pick up some goodies! I fell in love with the Autumn abundance set when it came out and just could not buy it at the time.  Well........look what I have now!!!!The order came so fast,  I started working on a few cards this week. This is just one card I made with this set and  the other is below. Both are get well cards for some friends.  
Today is the perfect fall day in Michigan, the sun is out and just a little crispness in the air , and crunchy leaves below your feet, I am off to take my dog for a walk this morning!

Hope you have a great day, and Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Shiny and Bright.

We are off to the North Pole to help Santa!
Mrs. Claus is going to put us up for the night and  a tea party.  Here is the story come and join us if you can. I thought the cute guy in the middle could help Santa with is sled problem.
This card has two challenges.  High Hopes challenge this week is to use snowflakes. I have embossed shinny snowflakes on the red BG and made a big shinny and sparkly snowflake on the front of the card.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a great night.


Thursday, October 29, 2009


I made this card for two sisters that I work with. They had some  sadness and death  in their family.  I was asked to make a card for them and this is what I came up with. I thought the colors are soothing and the the patterns are pretty.  I also received  my shimmer paints and just  had to use them ( you can not tell). The image and the large darker blue paper under the tree, are are all shimmery! So very pretty. 
  If you have not seen the shimmer paints from Stampin up.  They are so very cool! What I did was put them in a mister bottle and added some 70% rubbing alcohol.  When you mist it on a card and the alcohol dries you get a beautiful shimmer effect. LOVE IT!!!
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


I know I have been missing for a few days, I will have some pictures why, It is not me it's my craft room.  It was  such a  total mess that I had absolutely  no creative juices flowing!  This last weekend I did some buying at IKEA and some organizing of my craft room.  I have a few more things to work out and then I will post it all for you.

This is the new Technique for Monday over  at SCS. This one is so much fun.   I wanted to try it right away, here is the link to it. The image is from High hopes and it has been sitting on my desk just waiting for a card background to be mounted on when I saw the retiform technique I knew 
I had found the background I wanted to use. Now I keep thinking of all the diffrent post it note sizes I could use with this technique!
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Winter snowflakes.

The colors are very unusual for me, I am very much a traditional Christmas card color person! Greens and reds. Never pink blue and gray! I had to give it a try. This was for the featured stamper on SCS, Riley AKA  Dancerrile.

This is going to be a short post for me, still not 100% I have had a ear infection and not feeling the best this past week. Not the nicest  person to be around this weekend! Yikes!!  Sorry to my family. Looking forward to feeling better.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Winter Sparkle.

Happy Monday to you!

This is my card for the featured stamper over at SCS.  It is the Sunday challenge.  Chris AKA:  glowbug,   is the stamper and her gallery is great!  This is the card that caught my eye.  I loved all the sparkle that was represented in the winter scene.  The colors are perfect also for the winter scene. Thanks for stopping by today

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Purple galore!

This is a card for MOJO  mondays, what a super fun sketch this week. I used lots of purple for this card! This is not a color I use a lot,but I think it turned out okay. I hope I make it in time for the challenge, my camera was charging and I could not take the picture yesterday after I finished the card and I for got all about it until late today. Ops!!!  for the panels I used the faux linen technique . 
Thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Swimming with the fishes! High Hope # 47

I am a big High Hopes fan! I think their stamps are fun and whimsical! Very fun to color with my copic markers, which make me feel like an artist! This weeks challenge was to have layers, well I think this card has enough layers and a very cool fun background technique that was a challenge over at SCS this past summer. The SCS challenge was to use rubber bands and emboss with them than brayer over the clear embossing. It reminded me of the ocean and the light coming through the water. There is lots of glitter on the mermaid, as there should be! The little turtle dude has glitter too!
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Yesterday my DH and I celebrated our  13th wedding anniversary.  This is the card I made for him.  He brought me roses and we went out to dinner to one of our favorite spots.  We could not  stay out too late like we use to when we were dating and a few years younger!
I  used this stamp earlier this month on another card, went and showed him the card I made and forgot I wanted to use this stamp for our anniversary. I had to make a whole different card for ours! Silly Me!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Birthday card for Mothermark!

yesterday over at SCS I found a cute card and noticed that teapot was in the title, so I just had to follow it and found the group that is continuing the teapot challenges for  Cindy while she is taking a personal break.
I started the teapot challenges late this summer and they were so much fun!  Cindy is such a hoot and the stories she comes up with for her tea pot challenges are laugh out loud funny! Over on the thread I read that her birthday is in October. So.......Happy Birthday Cindy!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mellow whites

 I got to stamp today, I have been so busy and tired I just have not made it down to my happy place. Over at SCS the color challenge is to use Kraft, moss and white. I love the look of the white on kraft paper, it looks so pretty together.
I also like the technique I learned from Emma F,  with the background.
All you do is ink up the background stamp and lay the paper on it and just touch it with three fingers.  I love how it looks and then you can stamp things in between the background.
   Now time to change hats, off to take my daughter to soccer practice !
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Featured stamper- Clownmom

Just a real quick post today, the featured stamper over at SCS is Lois AKA:  Clownmom. She has a fantastic gallery and some wonderful inspiration.
The featured stamper is always so fun, because you get to look at the whole gallery and you just get so many ideas.
Thanks for stopping by today,  have to run to go pick up one  of the kiddies!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hip Hippo High hopes!

This card is for High hopes blogoversary, Happy one year in blogging High hopes!!! It is also for my DH, he is having his 55th birthday this Sunday. I ordered this stamp this summer so I can use this for birthday's and Christmas. Isn't this hippo the cutest? He/she just cracks me up!

I made the sign the the hippo is holding,  on the computer and the inside of the card says "Its your Birthday!" Thanks for stopping by have a great rest of the day.

Stamps: High hopes.

Paper: SU
Ink: memento
 Accessories: Embossing folder, copics, sign computer generated.

Monday, September 28, 2009

CAS Colors

Here is my card for today's clean and simple over at SCS. I liked the challenge but, I think I rushed the card I love the simple flower and swirl.but I went and smugged the Thank you and the ribbon is kind of ruff.  Oh well...........sometimes we are harder on ourselves! lol!!
Thanks for stopping by today have a good one, go check out the clean and simple challenge  on Mondays  if you already haven't. They are always fun!

Stamps: Greenhouse garden
Paper: SU Baashful blue, pink passion.

Ink:  pink pirouette and pink passion
Accessories: Ribbon and paper piercing.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Hello! Today's card is an Anniversary card for a  friends,  their anniversary is close to ours.

I found this stamp at the Stamp show in August and thought it would be a perfect anniversary stamp. It is so sweet, two little love mice nuzzling.
The sunflower reminds me of the fall and since both anniversary's are in the fall it works perfect.
On this card I did some sewing, I have used this stitch before on another card and it is so cool, I had to use it again.
Tell me what you think!
Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: House Mouse
Cardstock: SU- chocolate chip, summer sun, kiwi kiss, DP-SU.

Ink: Memento
Accessories: Ribbon, brads, flowers, punches, embossing folder, paper piercing, and sewing.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Mojo Monday 105

What a great sketch over at Mojo Monday! How fun to have the circle scallops on the bottom of the sketch.  They are so whimsical and cheery. I received this cute little image from my daughter at Christmas, It is a Whipper Snapper image, called playful snowman. The snowflakes are all glittery and under the button the punched snowflakes have some crystal snow adhere to it. 
That is it for today, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A card for Cindy

Just a quick post, This is a card for support for Cindy (mothermark). 

She always has the fun and zany tea parties over at SCS.  She is taking a little break for person reasons, and one of the girls at SCS thought it would be good to have an encouragement shower! So this is for  you Cindy!  You are in my thoughts and prayers!!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Stamps: Swiss dot
Cardstock: Black, razzleberry, summer sun, vanilla
Ink: Black
Accessories:  Flower punch, brands, paper pericing.
Technique by the talented  Michelle Zindorf

Monday, September 21, 2009

Featured stamper

Yesterday on SCS the featured stamper was Heather   AKA: Tankgrl. She is a very talented card maker. So many wonderful cards to choose from.  I wasn't going to do the challenge today but, I couldn't stay away. I get so curious about the persons gallery and their style so I can't stay away!  Hee, Hee!!!  Boy, was I glad, she has such a wonderful inspirational gallery.
I totally CASED her card here. I changed the colors and added more butterflies, I think I should of used a red ribbon instead of the cream.  This will make a nice anniversary card,  I have a few coming up.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Stamp:  Baroque motifs,  french script.
Card stock:  Real Red,  vanilla,  vellum.

Ink:  Real red,  creamy Carmel.
Accessories:  MS- butterfly punch,  ribbon sponges,   gold rhinestones.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Happy thoughts- High hopes challenge 44

Happy Weekend !
Today at High hopes the challenge is to use your favorite High hopes stamp. How do you chose??
I (Heart) all of my High hope stamps and I have quite a few! *Grin*  My choice was a newer stamp that took a long time to come! That is another story, but this guy looks so comfy and cozy. Wouldn't you want to be him

lounging the afternoon away?  As soon as I saw this guy I knew I had to have him! You could use this for just about any kind of card.
Thanks  for looking

Stamps: High hopes- sweet dreams(I think that is what it is called) Happy thoughts.

Card stock- SU , Ruby red , chocolate chip, more mustard.  DP is Basic Grey, Indian summer.
Ink: Memento
Accessories:  Ribbon, punches, brads, paper piercing, copics.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

1 sketch... for you

Hello and Happy Saturday to everyone!
Boy! The weather here today is beautiful. We have a beautiful sunny day with the perfect temp about 75-77 degrees. My DH and I took the dog for a walk this morning and it was a fantastic crisp,  cool fall morning. Got to love it! you can see I am not outside, I have been down in my craft room making cards!! I have stamped a lot today,  this is the only thing I have completed.

It is for the Flourish sketch challenge and you have until midnight tonight to get it in to Mr. Linky for a chance to win two, yes two Flourish sets!!!  You can enter as many times as you want, Go check it out. Who doesn't want more stamps???

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

Stamps: Cherries and peaches
Cardstock: SU, barely banana, Dp by Lemonade
Ink:  Memento- black, SU-pomegranate.

Accessories: SU ribbon, rhinestones, copics, paper piercing, punches.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tea party!

Happy Wednesday!
I made this card yesterday for two challenges, the color challenge over at SCS, and for the Mothermark's teapot Tuesdays. The color challenge was just perfect for me because I needed a birthday card for a girl in our neighborhood. If you don't know about Mothermark's Teapot Tuesdays you have to go and check it out!! They are a bunch of fun and crazy girls who crack me up every Tuesday. This Tuesday we were invited to go to Pelahatchi, Mississippi for a Pic-a-nic in Jellystone Park. I have know idea where Pelahatchi, Mississippi  is but, I went along any way. Barney the bear was going to eat up all of our goodies for the tea party so I made this cutie to distract him. Please,  tell me what you think?
Again Mothermark's tea parties are on Tuesday you can find out more info at the talented and creative Cindy's blog. There are no rules, other than to have fun and get creative! 
Thanks for stopping by!

Coming soon.

Monday, September 14, 2009


Today is a quick post, it was my first day back to work and I am beat! 
Yesterday over at SCS, the featured stamper was Shannan Teubner she has a fantastic gallery with many wonderful cards,  it was very hard to choose!  I was in a match making mood, so the card I picked was a adorable snowman from her SCS gallery. I thought Crystal here and him would hit it right off!
What do you think?
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: High hopes
Cardstock: Kraft, So saffron, Chocolate chip
Ink: Stazon
Accessories: watercolor crayons, markers, copics, glitter punches, lg crystals for the lg snowflake, blender pen, sponge and sewing Machine and a button.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Happy Friday!!

Hello Everyone! 
I have been very busy today.  Had to take my dog to the day spa, that is what I call the groomers. She now smells good and is gorgeous! I made two peach pies and boiled a chicken so I can make homemade chicken noodle soup! All this and my kitchen is clean, usually it looks like a bomb went off in there when I am cooking.*grin*
So on to the good stuff! I made this cute card for SCS, limited supply challenge. It really got you thinking, You were to use your oldest stamp, newest tool , favorite colors and least favorite embellishment. My stamp is one of  the very first stamps that  I bought!  Is she not adorable? My newest tool is the Ribbon tag tri #2   Nestabilities from Spellbinders,  I love it! My favorite colors are all the colors, I seem to like the bright colors now and green is one of my favorites.
Now for my least favorite embellishment, I looked and looked and could not find anything so,  I am going to say a bow, because I have the hardest time tying one. It may take me about one hour to tie a bow and the card may only take 20 mins! How silly is that? This one took me about 40 minutes, I don't think it shoud take that long, does it for you?
    On to a tease, here is a picute of the pies I made today, yummy!!!!
The house smells wonderful. My good friend Sharon  Gave me some Michigan peaches. I have lived in Michigan my whole life and never knew you could get peaches here! Well, all I have to say is Wow!!! They are the BOMB!!! Juciy and sweet, just wonderful. I had made an pie early in the week and it  was so good, I had to make another,  one for me and one for Sharon and her family. Thanks Sharon!!!
Thanks for stopping by today and have a good weekend! 
Stamp: Jane Miller, The stamp store
Card stock: SU and a scrap of DP(?).
Ink: memento-tuxedo black
Accessories: copics, nesties, ribbon, EB folder,  punches, flowers, rhinestone, die cut of swirls.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Red Glorious Red!!!!

Today over at splitcoast the way to use it challenge was to use red, I personally love red and think it is a great color. It also reminds me of my dad because red was his favorite color.
For my card today I used another Lockhart stamp,  these are such cute and whimsical stamps. I have a few of these but thought since I had to use red the tomato dress was the best.
The checked paper is double sided so I thought it would be fun to turn up an edge.
Punched the corners and added black corner punches under the checkered. The red flowers were white and I colored them bright red with copics. For the picture: I have a cheerful pot of bright yellow and red Mums on the back porch  and after the fog burned off this morning,  I took a picture. Thanks for stopping in today.
Stamps: lockhart, tomato with greens, and salad dressing.
Card stock: PTI, Poppy red, Su white and black, DP-Reminise Set the table.
Ink, memento, real red.
Accessories: Nesties, ribbon, flowers copics, punches.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Buzzing by......

Here is my card for today. I am not 100% happy with it, but the bees are too stinking cute! This was today's sketch challenge over at splitcoast, very cool sketch. I think my stamping mojo has gone on a end of the summer vacation.
I used my copic markers to color the bees in and glitterfied their wings.The black background is embossed with a swirl embossing folder and the edges of the white are distressed. I used the  chicken wire so it might look like honey combs but to me it looks like chicken wire.
Thanks for stopping by.
Stamps: Bees by stamps happen, Inc- from Hobby Lobby, Chicken wire- Cornish Heritage
Card stock: SU, black and Yo-yo.
Ink: memento-tuxedo black
Accessories: Top notch die cut, Embossing folder, glitter, copics, rhinestones, and distressing tool, saying is computer generated.

First day of school!

Today was the first day of school for my kids. They left this morning with the loaded down backpacks!  This is my daughter's last year in Elementary school. So sad!  My son woke up today asking if it was a snow day! Too funny!! 

I can't wait until they come home to tell me all the stories. About the teachers and the classes and anything else that happened during the day.
Here is Nic waiting for his friends because he walks to school. I will be back later with a card. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Color challenge.

Hello and good afternoon!
Today is the last day of summer for my kids, tomorrow is a full day of school!  I had to run out today and get some groceries for lunches.  I am not looking forward to school starting, I was getting spoiled sleeping in, and both kids start school early! yuck!! I guess I have to look forward to holidays and days off.
Today's card is for the color challenge over at Splitcoast. The challenge was to use black,  old olive and elegant eggplant.  I don't have eggplant , but not sure.  I have a mixed package from long ago and it had on  piece of purple card stock in it. I actually started with a Halloween card  because that is what the   colors reminded me of  but , changed my mind the last minute. 
I used a old set from Stampin up and colored them with my copics.  The edge is hard to see but i used my favorite MS punch and added some purple under it, the black layer is embossed with the swiss dot embossing folder and looking at the card again I think the center of the flowers need some sparkle! I was just too impatient to wait for it to dry. 
Thanks for stopping by today and hope to see you tomorrow!

Recipe: SU- In full bloom, teeny tiny words
Paper: SU- black, olive and eggplant
ink:  memento
accessories: MS punch, ribbon and Embossing folder copics, and markers.

Monday, September 7, 2009

High hopes- Fall into autumn.

Happy Labor Day,
I hope everyone is enjoying the last days of summer?  Today is not one of the best weather days of this summer, so it is a good day to be down in my craft room  making  some cards.
This is what I came up with: It is for the High hopes- Fall into autumn, check out the Sunday challenge.
This card was to have something of an Autumn feel........What is more like Autumn than Thanksgiving!  I stamped this adorable couple than masked them to add the leaf boarder at their feet.  I used copics to color the two and added the turquoise sky with my scallop oval punch 
piece and a sponge. I used my sewing machine to sew around the edge of the card and put it all together. Up by the button I used a branch punch and added two leaves from another punch and put all that under a button. This guy to the left is on the inside of the card. I wanted to add him to the front but, there was no room.

  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.
Stamps: High hopes, Oak boarder, Pilgrim pair,  and sm. turkey.  SU, teeny tiny words.
Paper: SU and the DP from recollections autumn collections.
ink: memento, temp turquoise.

accessories: ribbon,  square nesties,  punches, button,  stitching, copics.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Feel of Fall.

Happy Saturday!

I made this card for Flourishes Feel of fall challenge. If you enter the sketch you name will be entered for the chance to win all four of their new sets! Just go to the Flourishes Newsletter and you can read all about it. I do not own many of the Flourish stamps sets so, I made this card using a few different sets. I used fall colors with just a bit of green to the card. The ribbon was a big challenge for me, I am not very good at tying ribbons, I can't tell you how many times I tried to tie and untied this bow! Finally with some fluffing, twisting, walking away for 5 mins, and  glue dots it is in the right place, I am very envious of fellow stampers that tie beautiful big bows. I need to go to bow tying class! *grin*
Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy your weekend.
Stamps: Inspired by Nature, French script, simple friendship.
Cardstock: very vanilla, summer sun, caramel.
Ink: rose red, pumpkin pie, apricot appeal, close to coco. 
Accessories: MS punch, rhinestones, ribbon, sponges.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Today over at SCS, the challenge is to sand it! So I came up with making my own sand under Poppies feet. He is one of my new stamps from High hopes, I had to wait way to long for him but,  isn't he just the cutest! Poor little guy popping his floaty. 
Just a short post today, too busy getting things ready for the start of school.Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the day.

Stamps: High hopes- Poppie porcupine , SU-Riveting
Paper: SU- real red, brillant blue, and kraft and DP- My Minds eye
Ink: memento, tuxedo black, SU- brillant blue
Accessories:copics,  ribbon, button, punches, distressing and doodleing.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

SCS, Sketch challenge

I made this for the SCS, sketch challenge. They are having some problems with the up load today. So I will post twice today! What a fun and easy sketch today. I decided to use some fall stamps even though I don't want summer to end. I took the Lockhart  stamp
of the pumpkins and wheel barrel, masked that and added the scarecrow from the SU set of Happy Blessings.  Stamped the word Autumn and added a leave in the summer sun background. The corduroy  button is a brad, very hard to fold around the ribbon.Put it all together and this is what I came up with.  Thanks for stopping by.
Pumpkins in Wheelbarrow
SU-  Happy Blessings
Paper SU
copics and ribbon, brad and pop dots.

Splitcoast color Challenge.

Good morning!
Today I am posting my color challenge entry for the Splitcoast Stampers Tuesdays color challenge. The color You were to use were from the in colors: Bermuda bay, melon mambo and crushed curry. Well, I don't have any of the in colors so they give you substitutions,  Taken with teal, Summer sun and Pink passion.
I used the stamp set from Flourish, These are such beautiful sets great for coloring. The recipe is to follow. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Stamps Flourish- Gerber Daises
and Swiss dots.
Paper: SU-Taken with teal, summer sun, and Pink passion.
Punch Martha Stewart, and Corner rounder.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Flourish Challenge, FTTC31 and My first post!

      Hello! I am very excited and nervous this is my first post to my brand new BLOG! I have read tons of blogs but this my first time writing one. My first card was made for the Flourish Tuesday challenge. Kim Crawford is the host today over at the Flourish Newsletter, her challenge today was to make a card with out coloring. What a challenge for me! You should go over and check out the beautiful creations that The Design team made.  Thanks for looking.

Flourish,-Peaches and Cherries. 
Cosmo Cricket-heart strings
SU-kiwi kiss, DP
SU paper
Dew drops, ribbon, nesties, SU, oval punch, and punch by Martha Stewart