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!

 Well.....as 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