Tuesday, June 28, 2011


All that Scraps has this stamp with Nora as a ladybug which I think is just adorable.  I added some glitter from the Sakura jelly roller pen to her wings.  Since it is summer, I thought this would make a perfect card.  I added a pinwheel for something a little different.

Patterned Paper:  Echo Paper - For the Record
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  All that Scraps - Ladybug Nora
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Bling:  Recollection
Brad:  Recollection
Ribbon:  unknown
Corner Rounder:  Creative Memories

Deconstructed Sketch 7
All that Scraps - Pinwheels

Patterned Paper:  Bearly Mine - Vintage, K & Company
Cardstock:  Recollections
Stamp:  Kenny K - Uptown Angel
Punches:  Fiskars & McGill
Brad:  Recollections
Ribbon:  Michael's
Flower: Wild Orchid Craft's
Corner Rounder:  Creative Expressions

Mojo 197
Create Colour Challenge:  Blue, grey  & White

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mark's Birthday

Tomorrow is my brother's 40th birthday.  He is my only brother, actually my only sibling.  We are VERY different, but that is what makes life so interesting.  My kids are teen-agers while he has a 14 month old son.  This is a picture of him last week with his son.  His son received a hat from Grandma and Grandpa and he is laughing about wearing it.  Now you will understand why I made the card that I did for my brother.  His son is adorable, and is 110% daddy's boy.

Patterned Paper:  K & I Memories
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Paper Company, Recollections
Stamp:  Pixie Dust - Buddies
Sentiment:  Verve
Ink:  Memento, rich cocoa
Buttons & twine: Stash
Bakers Twine:  Divine Twine
Marker:  Close to My Heart
Border Edge:  Fiskars
Spellbinders:  Pennants

CPS Sketch 120
Pixie Dust-  Counting Along - 40
Crazy for Challenges C4C92- Twine
Bugaboo - It's a Man's World
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Jeff's birthday

On Tuesday it was my husband's 62nd birthday!  I have been so busy with my new job and getting ready for my daughter's graduation party that I haven't had time to do as many cards as I usually do.  My husband has several telescopes and finally was out observing the other night after not going for about 9 months.  Hopefully he will post something on his blog soon from that evening.  He goes to a friend's home in Illinois that has two observatories on his property and two German Shepherds that spend the evening with him so this image was so appropriate.  Cassiopeia is my favorite constellation and was in this image so again another reason it was perfect for him.

Patterned Paper:  October Afternoon
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Paper Company, Recollections
Stamp:  Fumira
Chipboards star:  Recollections

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Mojo 194

We have had temps of high 80s and 90s for the past few days, but today is suppose to be a high of 68. WOW, what a difference.  Only two days of school left for the kids with their finals going on.  Tomorrow is the big graduation day.  Well here is my attempt to have some bright colors for our cool, gloomy day.

Patterned Paper:  DCWV - Cotton Blossom
Cardstock:  Recollections, Core-dinations
Stamp:  Verve - Bloom & Grow
Sentiment:  PSX
Ink:  Memento, black tuxedo
       Close to My Heart, sunflower, kiwi
Ribbon:  American Craft
Lace:  Wrights
Brad:  Paper Studio
Bling:  Recollections
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Flower & Leaf Punch: Verve

Mojo Sketch 194
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes   http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
Color Throwdown

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Meowy Christmas

It is hard to believe we are already into June and the year is almost half done.  This is my second Christmas card that I have done for the year.  We have four furry kritters at our house with three of them being Siamese so you can tell where I get my inspiration for this card.  Casio our male cat, is a blue point who can be just as daring as Josie from the  Stamping Bazaar.  http://thestampingbazaar.blogspot.com/.  I just love the images from Marina who has a way of bringing out the cute animals.  For my card I used glimmer mist spray on the pine cones to give them an extra shine.  I used the Tim Holtz dies on the sides of the steps which actual look like little Christmas trees.

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Stamping Bazaar - Josie with Pine cone
Sentiment: Computer Font - Denmark
Flower & Brad: Recollections
Pine Cone: Lifestyle Crafts
Glimmer Mist
Tim Holtz Die
Spellbinder: Rectangle Flourish

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

True Friend

My daughter is sad about her last few days of high school and I can understand.  I told her that she may have some friends that she may not see again after graduation.  Hard as it is to imagine at that age.  I remember that there were friends that I expected to see when I came home from college, but it never worked out to see them.  Others went there different direction.  Yet some who had unfortunate occurrences/accidents and I never thought death was an option a year or two after graduation.  I have some very wonderful close friends now which I truly appreciate.  That is where this card comes from.

Cardstock:  Paper Company, Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Papertrey
Ink:  Close to My Heart : Chocolate, Brown Bag
        Color box: Chibias
Bling:  Pebbles

JUGS 87 - Sketch
Colour Q  

Sunday, June 5, 2011


It is no wonder that I worked on this stamp since it involves a strawberry.  My daughter has been eating lots of strawberries from Costco so that I am going there weekly for her large container.  Their fruit is so delicious!  Well fruit is just good anyway, and I would much rather have her snack on that than chips so I'm not complaining except that it is across town.  We all make sacrifices for our kids and I don't have a berry garden so ......off to Costco we will go to buy in bulk.

Patterned Paper:  Lee Loo
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Pollycraft - Cuthbert sweet
3D Crystal Lacquer on strawberry
Ribbon:  Michael's
Bling:  Close to My Heart
Colored Pencil & Gamsol on bear
Strawberry - My Favorite Finds

Deconstruced Sketch #4
Pollycraft - Teddy bear
There She Goes - Color Challenge

Patterned Paper:  Cosmo Cricket
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Core-dinations
Stamp:  Whimsy
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Flower & Leaves:  Recollections


Friday, June 3, 2011

Bright colors

It just happened that both of the cards that I made today had similar colors and were bright.  They were fun stamps and fun cards.  The first one being a sketch challenge for Mo's Challenge using one of my favorite images - Angelina's balloons.  I think Mo is so well known for this wonderful image which always brings a smile to my face.  The TLC sentiment I thought was a perfect match with a little sarcasm.
The second card for the Tiddly Ink Challenge of Diva card so again the TLC was a good one.  It happened that Sweet Wednesday Sketch is sponsored by Tiddly Ink this week.  I used the colors from this week's Color Throwdown which I thought would be bright to go with this diva image.

Patterned Paper:  SEI
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Angelina's Balloons
Sentiment:  TLC
Flowers:  Recollections
Ribbon:  Michael's
Decorative Edging:  Wrights
Spellbinders:  Grand Caliber Oval

Mo's Challenge - Sketch
Simon Says Stamp and Show- favorite stamp  http://www.simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/
Colour Q

Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey, SEI
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Tiddly Ink - Everyday princess
Sentiment:  TLC
Flowers:  Prima
Brads:  Paper Studio
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Sweet Wednesday Sketch  http://www.sweetsketchwednesday.blogspot.com/
Tiddly Inks - Diva
Color Throwdown

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Super Mom

Kenny K has this vintage Super Mom image which I think is adorable.  Being a Mom, there are many times we feel as the image portrays, "Bring it on."  This week Kenny K has a challenge with flowers and I found these Prima's which I thought were a perfect match for this vintage look.

Patterned Paper:  Bearly Mine- Floral Fantasy & Vintage
Cardstock:  Core-dinations
Stamp:  Kenny K - Super Mom
Spellbinders:  Label #4
Cherry Lynn Doily: Kiwi die
Lace:  Wrights
Flowers:  Prima
Ribbon:  Offray

Papertake Weekly Challenge - sketch  http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/
Kenny K - flowers
Bearly Mine - die cuts & Lace
Paper Sundaes - Vintage & Shabby Chic  http://papersundaes.blogspot.com/