Saturday, December 19, 2009


The front hall is lined with suitcases, gifts and other stuff we can't live without for a week. I really should be in bed but couldn't resist making just one more card. And low and behold it's not a gift card holder. :)

This picture isn't the greated picture of the card but it does show the glitter on the roses better than the first card.

I found the sketch over at Friday Sketchers

The color combo is from Just Us Girls the challenge was to use raspberry, green, kraft and red.

gift card holder take four

Ok, one last gift card holder using the stamp set from Whimsie Doodles. We were supposed to be on the road today but were heading to VA and considering the TONS of snow they are getting we thought it was wise to stay home an extra day and brave the road tomorrow.

The sketch is from The Pixie Cottage, we were challenged us to use red, green and gold on our creation over at Crafty Creations Challenge and eibbon, a Christmas theme and a current sketch over at Cooking it up with Katie.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

gift card holder take three

I was able to get one final gift card holder designed and finally settled on a quote for the inside. Can you tell I love this stamp set. Now to try to find time to make a few more using the three designs before we leave for the in-laws Sat morning. I still have to finish doing a load of laundry, finish throwing a few clothes in the suitcase and entertain the little man, me thinks me shouldn't have procrastinated

I used the sketch from Inspirational Card Sketches
I also tried my best to follow the challenge at Tuesday Morning sketches. The challenge was to use 1 tag, 1 hidden message and lots of glitter. I'm not a huge fan of the mess glitter leaves so for me this is lots of glitter. The is glitter on the word Santa on the outside of the card and glitter on Santa's hat and his cuffs. For the tag I folded a peice of paper in half, lined the folded edge slightly above the bottom cut line of the Sizzix tag. I then scored the back side of the tag and cut off the scallop part on the front tag. I folded the scallop down to create the closure

The paper is retired paper from The Angel Company
The Santa saying and the underwear is from Whimsie Doodles

The Santa on the tag is from The Angel Company

The saying inside the tag is printed off my computer.

gift card holder take two

I was able to get one more gift card holder finished. I'm hoping to get at least one more designed after little man's bedtime. The inside of the card is very simple just a pocket to place the gift card. I'm still tossing around a few ideas for a cute saying for the inside.
This card is for several challenges
The sketch came from A Spoon Full of Sugar.
Over at Tellen's Place the challenge was to use black so the base of my card is black as is the layer under the saying.
Digital Ink Co challenged us to make a last minute gift. This will truely be a last minute gift as we don't have the gift cards to go inside the card yet.
The Pink Elephant challenged us to make something for Christmas or winter.

gift card holder take one

If all goes according to my plans I will have several versions of a gift card holder to show, my one year old may have other plans though LOL.

The sketch I found over at sketch and stash.

The stamp is a digital stamp I found over at Whimsie Doodles, I bought it a week ago but didn't get anything made with it until now.

You can't tell in the photo and you can barely tell in person but I went over the word Santa with a versamarker then I added a two toned red and gold embossing powder.
The paper is from SU!,

Friday, December 11, 2009

ready for a Christmas ball

This card made the top three over at Tellen's Place

This is a quick and simple card. The challenge over at the pink elephant was to use your favorite Christmas combo. I'm a traditional kind of gal so I chose to go with the traditional red and green for my favorite Christmas colors.

The sweet digi image is this weeks freebie from Tellen's place. The challenge over there was to do paper peicing.

The red on her dress is red wine #1 DCVW paper with a white core. After I printed the image I used a cuttlebug embosssing folder on the dress then sanded the embossed section to created white swirls.

Tuesday morning challenge

This cute little bear is a retired image from The Angel Company. The paper is a digital kit from The Creative Cottage.
The sketch is from Tuesday morning

Saturday, December 5, 2009

A fairy for Danni

This card is for the fairy challenge over at

NOw fairies really aren't my thing but I found some really, really adorable fairies over at Daisy May. I decided to use the little fairy all decked out in her winter clothes since it's gotten colder and while it hasn't snowed in my neck of the woods it has snowed in Danni's part of the crafting world. So here's a fairy just for you.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Valentine card

I made this card for several challenges. A first for me lets see if I can get them all listed.

at the challenge was to use stitching somewhere on the card so I faux stitched around the main image.

over at the challenge was to use pink and red to create a Valentine card. The cute image is a free digi offered over there check it out. challenged use to your favorite coloring medium. I used my trusty Faber- Castell watercolor pencils. the sketch came friday sketchers

and the last challenge was at to use hearts
phew I think that's all the challenges.

The main image is from Tellen's place, the heart stamps are from The Angel Company, te paper is from my stash.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Tellen's place challenge #2

Tellen's place had another freebie digtal image up for grabs and the challenge is to use red and green. How easy is that. Too bad the project I choose to create wasn't a quick simple project. Between fixing a Thanksgiving meal and chasing down my 1 year old I didn't finish this project as soon as I would have liked but here it is.

When I saw this image I instantly thought of the Christmas planner I've seen made from a file folder. I couldn't find the orginal creator when I went back to search but I did a variation of the planner using envelopes over at Heather Scott's website. She was kind enough to post the inserts to place in the planner.

The decorations on the inside of the planner are stamps from The Angel Company. The paper is from a retired paper pack from The Angel Company.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Top 3

So last week I made my first project using a digital image. I made the top three over at Tellen's Place!!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Circle card

This card is for the challenge on Danni's blog : use circles and a fairy, angel or butterfly
and also for Card Patterns
their sketch this week used circles which seemed like the perfect sketch for Danni's challenge.
The image is a retired set from The Angel Company. The paper is from my stash.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tellen's first challenge

I found this super cute digi image at Tellen's Place.

This is my first venture into the digital world. I'm liking it.

I thought the saying was just perfect for my nugget box.

You really can't tell since I colored all of the robe pink including the cuffs, but I used Fun flock to make the cuffs of her robe fuzzy. Her slippers needed some extra pizzaz so I added a flower brad to each slipper. I also added a touch of Diamond Glaze to the coffee to make it look like liquid in the cup. If you like this image as much as I do go check out Tellen's Place to grab this image for yourself.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

GS #15

Before the virus kicked me out of my blogger account I made a personal goal to post a card or a project at least 3 times a week. I guess I'm making up for lost time. 3 cards in one day. This card was made from a sketch at Get Sketchy
It went together super fast.
The paper is from SU! and the image is Wonderful Day from The Angel Company.


One more card for the day.
This card is for the challenge over at Pals Paper Arts.

The stamp and the paper is from The Angel Company

Challenge card

I had intended to get this card completed before today since both challenges were posted on Wednesday but somehow that just didn't happen. This card is for challenges from both and
Both the angel image and the paper is from The Angel Company.

Monday, November 16, 2009


I jus love this penguin set from THe Angel Compnay called Perky Penguins. The patterned paper came from Polly Craft Designs.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

FInally can access my blog again

Several months ago I used an application on Facebook and got a virus. Darn virus blocked me from certain websites, my blog was one of them. I could look at the blog but it wouldn't let me post anything. I finally found a computer tech. who figured out the issue and now I can access my blog again. Wahoo. Now to find all the stuff I'm been working on for hte past 6 months and get it loaded.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


This cute little guy's name is Alex. He's another retired stamp from The Angel Company. I have a TON of stamps and finally decided that I need to get over m hangup of only using current sets. I can't part with any of my stamps but yet I don't use them because they are retired. Crazy. Since I finally decided to return to the stamps I love I've found I'm making more cards.
Anyways back to the card, the background is made using a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I inks the folder using my Kaleidascope pad and a brayer, placed the paper inside then ran it through my Big Shot. I still need to perfect the technique because there is ink in the raised sections which should be completely white. The buttons are a sizzix die that I applied Crystal effects over to make it look like a glossy button. Alex is colored in with watercolor pencils.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Monkey business

This cute little monkey was a stamp of the month at one point. I finally inked him up and this is the card I came up with. The background is a free download from The Angel Company, I loaded the paperi into Photoshop and changed the color from black to brown.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

oriental card

I"m still not completly happy with this card. I like all my elements I'm just not sure they look good together.

This card used a retired TAC set called The Arts and a current set Asian art. I embossed the flowers and hte butterfly then used my Twinkling H2O'sto color in the image.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Father's Day card

here's another brayered card. This one I sent to my dad for father's day.

As I was dgging through my old stamp sets I found a frog set that has a cattails seet. I do beleive that will be the set I try with the brayered sunset. That's asssuming my 7 month old will entertain himself long enough for me to get it done.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sneak peek

TAC™ Promos

I usually don't get into robots but this set is just too cute.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Here's my version of the Flutter by Wednesday that Danni hosts every week. Mine version is just a day late.

I just love this stamp. His name is Kevin and he's a part of the Mabelle favorite set that's the special this month.

paper is Kaleidoscope Boyz, Flora 2 and Blue 1.
I colored him with prisma pencils

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

altered photo frame

I bought this photo frame at Dollar Tree but wasn't thrilled with the design on the rame.

I used scras of Rustic Chic paper to cover the frame and covered it with modge podge.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Mabelle Favorites - April Vintage

And the winner is....

junepearl15. Please email your info and I will drop the family scrapbook in the mail.

Spring into April promotion

Monday, March 30, 2009

SIL birthday card

This cute little card uses Flutterby, Rustic Chic paper, brown cardstock, and green 2 cardstock.
To make the flowers I rubbed my Belle Rose ink pad over white flowers until they were completely pink. I placed a brad in the middle.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Thank you card

This card uses

Petal Pack T-2638

GWP Thank You

Rustic Chic paper pack

Pink 1

Brown cardstock

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

March card kit

This card kit includes:
Catelynne paper pack
Flutter by stamp set
Swimming pool posies
12 precut cards in Pink 1, Pink 2,
Robin’s Egg 1, Apple Green 2 and white cardstock

The cost for this kit is $ 30.00
Without the stamp set $22.00

Add on
Bella rose ink $6.00
Shimmers chalk set .$16.95

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mini scrapbook

Here is the top view of the book. It is called a star book
This is the cover to the book when the book is closed.

March classes

March 12th 7:00pm - 9:00 pm or March 14th 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Dirty dozen card class -During this class I offer 4 designs and you make 3 cards of each design for a total of 12 cards! Please RSVP by March 4th so I have time to get the supplies ordered and ready for you. The cost is $20.

March 20th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm or March 25th 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Family Wordbook Mini Scrapbook class Please RSVP by March 6th so I have time to get the supplies ordered and cut for the class. The cost for this class is $20. You can buy up to 6 additional books for $11.50 each.

March 27th 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm or March 28th 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hopping down the bunny trail – make 2 gifts and 1 card for Easter. Please RSVP by March 16th so I have time to get the supplies ordered and ready for you. The cost for this class is $7

Saturday, February 28, 2009