Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Hello! I am very lax about getting my work photographed and loading it on here. I am sans a digital camera now! Hopefully, Santa heard my cry for help! So in the meantime, here are my cell photos:

I love this cat stamp...it looks VERY similar to my little "Biddy!" I colored the eyes green with a blender pen, and used white ice stickles to color her fur. I used a 2" scalloped circle punch to punch the image, and then glued a green circle to mount behind it. I used a multi sized word window punch to do the sentiment and "frame" it and a ribbon punch to tie the ribbon through. I used a stitching border stamp to line the edges of the cards. I think that's all! Thanks for stopping by and have a very Happy Holiday!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Simple Something

This is the card I made for the Stamp Something Challenge Blog. The challenge was to use only one layer...tough one! So I went with a navy cardstock, punched some silver snowflakes and embellished them with silver and white Stickles (my FAVORITE thing!) I used a metal tag and attached with a jeweled brad and some white ribbon. I also stamped a stitching stamp with VersaMark and silver embossing powder along the edge of the card. I used a Stampin' Up stamp from the Window to the World set. Sorry about the weird pic. I really need a better camera!


Hi there! Thanks for stopping by! Today I'm posting a couple of cards. The first is a card I made (many of) for my cousin, Jessica, who is expecting. I made these multi-use cards in pink, green and cream and gave them as part of her shower gift. They can be used as thank you cards or as birth announcements. I left a loose card stamped with baby themed info stamp in coordinating colors and ribbon. The stamps were from Stampin' Up, I used the Cuttlebug to emboss the background.

The second card is a birthday card for my friend's daughter, Jessica. She is turning 10 and she's into funky, bright and loud! So I made this "tie dyed" retro flower card. I used a lime green textured cardstock as the base. The floral background and cut outs are from a pre-printed card I received from a friend. I embellished the flowers with glue on rhinestones. The next layer is a piece of white cardstock that I saturated with water, then dropped ink refill droppers on the paper and let the water bleed on it's own. I dried it with the heat gun to set it. I cut corners from scrap cardstock. Finally, the center metal tag was embellished with a white rub-on "j" and a flower brad. That's all for today! Thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Lift off!

It's been a while since I've posted. I've barely been home through the month of October! Now, here it is, November! My gosh, this year has flown by! So I am posting this card. It was the birthday card for my friend's five-year-old. He's going through the fascination with outer space phase and dressed up as Alan B. Shepard for Halloween! So I thought it was only fitting to make a Space Shuttle card. I used a navy textured cardstock as the base. I used white craft ink to stamp a "starry" background and made the shooting stars with a chalk pen. The shuttle is a shrunken image from a coloring sheet I found on the web. I outlined it with black Sharpie and colored parts of it. I did the "5" with red Stickles. The final touch was the free-hand flames which were colored with red Stickles, orange and yellow markers. The image was adhered with 3-d glue squares. I love this simple card...and when he opened it,it was the best reaction I've ever gotten from one of my cards! I apologize for the poor quality of the picture...it was taken with my cell phone! Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 19, 2008

25th Anniversary

Hello! Here is my latest piece of work. Tomorrow is my cousin's 25th wedding anniversary. So I decided to go with a silver theme...using lots of gray and black. I hand drew the 25 and cut it out of light gray cardstock. I then mounted it to the darker gray. I versa marked with a Stampin' Up wheel, and then used silver embossing powder to "color" it. I re-cut out the 25 and used 3D squares to mount to the card. I used the computer to print out the word "years." I got the patterned paper, word window and "Mr. & Mrs." tag at the Dollar Tree. Thanks for looking! Have a great weekend!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Long Overdue!

Hello Everyone! Sorry I've been away for so long! I've been stamping away in my free time, but too busy (and some days lazy) to post my work! So today, I scanned and photographed just about everything and I'm doing a mass post! I have several things here...birthday, hello, miscellaneous...you name it! I have several from Stamp Club at Denise's last week and some from a card kit from Papercraft Magazine that I, of course, attempted to alter. If you would like any info about any details, supplies or stamps I've used, please email me! I'd be glad to share! Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Get Well

Today I spoke with my sister-in-law (briefly) and she is recovering from a major surgery. She goes through so much so I thought I would send her a bright, cheerful looking card to (hopefully) make her smile! I used some patterned paper on yellow cardstock, layered it and used some white sheer ribbon across the center. The 3-d butterfly was stamped on vellum in two shades of green, cut out and layered. I adhered them with some tombo, then a pale green rhinestone brad. I used foam 3-d squares to mount the butterfly and the circle. I punched the heart shape and stamped the words on a circle I cut out. The picture isn't the best indicator of how it looks...I couldn't get a good angle! Feel free to leave your thoughts! Have a great night!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Back to crafting...

It's been such a busy couple of weeks. My full time business has finally started taking off and I can't believe how much I have to get done now! But I had some much needed time off the past couple of days and I decided to get a couple of projects done! First off, last week I did a masculine themed card for a swap...I decided to go with a Poker theme. It's quite plain, but I love the color combo!

The next card is one that I was messing around with that was not working for me when I did it. It was from a stamp club a while back. I hated the card, so I cut the pieces I wanted, and re-adhered them to new cardstock. I love it now!

The next card I am showing here was my birthday card from my best friend in the world, Denise! She did such a beautiful job! My newest love is the Magnolia images and she picked a perfect Tilda image for my taste! I love the colors...it's very country/cozy feeling!

And finally this is a fun/experimental card. The blues aren't quite right, but it's meant for a 5 year-old! Denise's son's birthday was last week, and I wasn't able to make it to the party. And like a true space cadet, I forgot to mail him his card. So I scrapped the birthday card, and made this one to send him to wish him well on his first day of Kindergarten! He's starting to get into Batman so I found a coloring sheet online, printed it, scanned it and resized it to fit on a card. I colored it with colored pencils, then stickled it for pop. I used the collage alphabet from Stampin' Up to make his name, tore the pieces and threw it all together. It's not perfect, but I like it anyway!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Double the Challenge

Hello again and Happy Friday! I don't know about you but it's been one harrowing week and I'm glad it's over! August is always busy for me, but this summer seems moreso than usual! But I still made time to make another card for the Arty Girlz Challenge(http://artygirlzchallengeblog.blogspot.com/) and Papertake Weekly Challenge (http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/). I created a Vintage Card for the Arty Girlz Challenge using Katharina's sketch for the Papertake Weekly Challenge. I struggled with the lines trying to make it all even but no matter what, it came out slightly askew! So as my college art professor said, "There's no mistakes in Art!" Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

More stuff

Here are the rest of the cards I have been wanting to post. I was without internet for a day and it drove me crazy! So here they are! Hopefully I'll be checking out some challenges and adding new work! Thanks for looking and have a great night!

Monday, August 4, 2008


Hello! After unsuccessfully trying to post these pictures last night, I'm trying again! Here are all the cards I made last Friday during my stampin' session with Vanessa...If you would like any details or instructions, just let me know! Hopefully, tonight I will be back to post the additional cards I made yesterday! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Christmas in July...a day late!!!

Hi there! So it's been a while since I've had a chance to post. So today, I got together with my friend Vanessa and we stamped! I decided to work on some Christmas cards from last weeks challenges. But this card was meant to serve two purposes. First, the Arty Girlz Challenge Blog( challenge this week is "Blue." And second, last week's Stamp Something Challenge (http://stampchallenges.blogspot.com/) and the Papertake Weekly Challenges (http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/)were "Christmas in July." So I made this "Blue Christmas" card. I used two shades of blue and layered them. I then stamped a JOY snowman tag from a Stampin' Up set with Versa Mark then used silver embossing powder to color it. I used a Fiskars lace corner punch on the single corner. I also used some blue ribbon between layers. Finally, I punched flowers using a Stampin' Up floral punch. I layered two of each in opposing shades of blue and then punched a silver brad in the center of each. They were mounted with 3-D mounting squares in the corners. I'll be posting more of todays art projects later! Hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by! )

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Visit this site:

Hello! I just visited the site of someone who commented on one of my works. Her stuff is fabulous! Check it out: http://mayas-hobbyblogg.blogspot.com/. She just hit 10,000 hits and she has a celebration! Go check her out :)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Handyman's Birthday

Happy Monday, Everyone! Hope you all had a fantastic weekend! I got plenty of sun and relaxation! I even got motivated to go back to the gym today! This week's challenge on http://artygirlzchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ is to make a card for a man! Well,tomorrow is my step-dad's birthday! He's a contractor. So, to make this card, I used some Jolee's tool stickers, a palette of browns with some white and a suede frame to create this little handy man's birthday card! I used scraps from my bin and the happy came from the "So Very" Stampin' Up set and the birthday stamp came from a set from AC Moore. I accented with some silver round brads and a couple of square pewter brads. So that's that! Hope you like it! Have a great night!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Triple Challenge with a Twist!

Today I worked on the challenge for the Stamp Something Blog. The challenge was to use 3 colors, 3 embellishments and 3 layers. I used my winnings from one of their previous challenges to make a red, white and blue birthday card! I used white cardstock as the base, a piece of red textured cardstock, some navy cardstock that I embossed with a Fiskars texture plate, rwb ribbon, the Stampin' Up ribbon punch, the sentiment is from a Stampin' Up set, the metal rimmed tag, 3 brads (embellished with Stickles) and red and navy inks. I also embellished the metal rimmed tag with Stickles and a tiny rub-on! I think I have too many embellishments for the challenge, but I like the color combo anyway!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Hi there! Today I visited another challenge blog called MojoMonday. I decided to use the layout for a Thank You card to give to someone I don't even know! I was GIVEN a ticket to see Bon Jovi tomorrow night! The girl who bought the tickets can no longer make it, so she gave hers to my friend. My friend called me and surprised me with it! So the card is to thank the original ticket owner...I'm sure I'll be even more appreciative AFTER the concert! For the card, I used a violet colored cardstock for the base. The background is a wavy plaid patterned paper in cool colors, and I used white to stamp the images on. It doesn't show in the scan, but I sponge dabbed the ink into the main image so there are hints of blue and violet in the image. I love the colors together...my favorites! I used stamps from Stampin' Up's Merci and Much Appreciated sets. I used some sheer purple ribbon and 3 pewter square brads. I hate that the scanner slightly distorts the image, but overall I'm pleased with the result! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Hello! Today I decided to surf the web looking for different challenge sites. I came across the Arty Girlz Challenge Blog http://artygirlzchallengeblog.blogspot.com/. This week they had a sketch as the challenge so here is my interpretation! I made a 5 1/2" card. I used some striped paper in citrus colors, certainly celery cardstock and rub ons from Stampin' Up and white cardstock and some buttons and brads as embellishments. I used the adorable stamp from a Stampin' Up set. The picture is showing that the ribbon edges are frayed worse than they actually are. I admit, not one of my best pieces of my work but I do like the colors! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Good Morning! Today I am posting a card I made from a kit I received with a DVD from Paper Craft Magazine. I've made all of the cards in the kit, and I'm not sure any of them were the way the directions explained. I lost the picture instructions by the time I got to this card, so I just did it my way (as I probably would have anyway!) I'm sure it's close to what they had, but I love it either way! It's in dark red/burgundy, black, and cream. The additions from me that weren't in the kit are the small black brads on the chipboard heart. Thanks for looking :)

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Anything but...

This is my submission for the Stamp Something Blog Challenge. This week it's Anything but a Card in red white and blue. I took a plain grapevine wreath that I had and wrapped some patriotic fabrics that I had sewn together for a quilt (that I was too lazy to finish!) and attached them in the back. Then I took a really rough cut folk heart, painted it a barn red. Then, I did a clear coat to seal it. I used SU Whisper White craft ink and stamped small stars around the heart and did white rub on's for the USA. I sealed it again to stop the ink from running if it gets wet. I hot glued the heart to the wreath. It's ready to go on the door!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

An Engagement Card

Hello! Last weekend, I missed a friend's engagement party due to a scheduling conflict. If I was on my game, I would have had this card done and sent to her already! But I wanted to make sure it was perfect! I think this is as close as I can get. I used just about every tool I had to make this "book" style card. I stuck with teal, black and white, with some gold accents. I wanted it to have a contemporary and elegant feel, much like the recipient! I hope she likes it! The front scanned beautifully, but the inside didn't scan as well. The glittery ring does not show up well. And neither does the embossing on the white on the front of the card. Please email with questions if you have any! Thanks! Have a great night!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Today was a very non-productive day due to the weather. So I stayed inside in my air-conditioned room and browsed through some blogs. I decided to give it a shot and try out a challenge that Denise participated in from the Stamp Something Challenge Blog. It was a sketch. So I tried to be a sport (as Denise knows, I HATE rules) and do what the sketch depicted. I used teal and brown and tan with some white and cream. I used ribbon, twine and a chipboard embellishment as well as a rhinestone brad. The stamp is from Stampin' Up's Merci set. I also used a texture plate to do the tan background. I also put some 3-D gel with sparkle on the butterfly's body, antennae and spots on the wings. This is NOT my style, but I kind of like how it came out. I wish I could get a better picture for you to see! Since the camera isn't working well on it's own, and the scanner quality stinks, I'm working on a light box. I hope to have better quality pics on here very soon! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great night and a Happy Monday :)

Friday, June 20, 2008

Wedding Shower Card

In honor of all the hard work Denise did on the invitations, I decided to work on the card for her sister-in-law-to-be for the shower. I used the wedding colors (black, white and lavender) and created this little card. I used the lavender cardstock as the base and used some Stampin' Up rub ons for the floral part. I used the Stampin' Up stamp from the Happily Ever After set and stamped it in black on the lower portion of the card. I cut the oval for the background for the dress using a circle cutter then embossed it with a curvy line motif on a Fiskars texture plate. I used the Crop-A-Dile to punch two hole in the crease of the card and set 2 large black eyelets. I threaded through black, white and a lavender see-thru ribbon and tied them in a bow. I hot-glued a string of faux pearls around the edge of the black oval. I used a dress punch to make the dress, and embellished it with a 3-d embossing gel, and sprinkled lavender and white glitter on it. Once dried, I used a 3-d glue tab to position it on the black piece. And there you have it! I wish I could get better pictures to really show the detail and proper colors but my camera keeps dying and the scanner is just plain difficult! Oh well! Have a great one and I'll probably be back with a new card this weekend! Thanks for peeking :)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Good Morning! Thanks for stopping by again! Today I have a whole bunch of things to get to so this will be short! This latest post is the birthday card I made for my sister-in-law. I used a miscellaneous lot of supplies in brown, banana (not sure of the real name but it's Stampin' Up) and white. I used Stampin' Up stamps, silver brads and brown ribbon. I also "stitched" the sides of the white, using a paper sewing machine with no thread. The corner pieces were cut with shaper scissors. Finally, I used clear embossing ink and clear glitter to embellish the cake. Please excuse the image...I've been using my scanner and it's not the greatest quality. I promise to have better pics soon! Thanks!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

My latest creation

Tomorrow is my friend Erica's birthday so I decided to make her an original card. I used Stampin Up Certainly Celery cardstock and ink on the card base, Stampin Up Bashful Blue as the accent background, Stampin Up stamps and Floral Punch and some coordinating ribbon and a patterned paper I found that matched the colors perfectly. I punched the flowers out of the patterned paper 4 times, used a needle to poke holes through the centers and used pastel yellow brads as the centers. The stems are just ribbon stitched randomly through the cardstock. I also used the Stampin Up Tag Punch and layered the colors. The picture makes the card look crooked, but I assure you it's even! Thanks for checking it out and feel free to leave your input! Have a great night!

Monday, June 16, 2008


Hello and Welcome to my new blog! I am relatively new to the blog scene and decided to create one after some coaxing on the part of my best friend. Her name is Denise and she can be credited with my addiction to stamping!

That being said, here is my first posting for a project:

This is the card I created for my step-dad for Father's Day. I used some baseball printed paper, some decorative buttons, and some miscellaneous cardstock from my scrapbox. I used stamps from Stampin Up as well as Close to My Heart. Sorry about the picture quality!
My intent is to post new cards as often as possible so keep checking back! Thanks!