Jan 20, 2017

I finally stamped! - First card of 2017

Does anyone still remember me as a "stamper"? - I know it's been ages since I've posted a card here.  -  I didn't post the 2 Christmas cards I designed for 2016 so they'll probably be posted sometime this year.

However I made a birthday card for my mom's 88th birthday which was Wednesday. 

Here it is:

Stamps:  Miracle of Christmas - Close to My Heart
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamp Pads used to color image:  Blushing Bride, Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Sage Shadow - I used a blender pen to pick color up off the pad and colored the image in with it.
Designer Paper:  Wintergreen (retired)
Card Stock: Whisper White base, Textured Always Artichoke
Foam Mounting Tape.
My Favorite Things Banner Die

The sentiment was computer generated.

Hope you enjoyed this card.  My mom loved it.  She loves "cutesy" stuff like that little bear.

Mar 16, 2016

Happy St. Patrick's Day 2016

Please don't fall over from the shock of my actually posting a card to this blog!

I made a few St. Patrick's Day cards ( all the same design) and thought I would share it with you.

Stamps: Hat (Rubber Stampede), Shamrock (Studio G)
Embossing Folder - Chicken Wire by Provo Craft for Cuttlebug.
Card Stock: Garden Green,  Pear Pizzaz, Whisper White, Crumb Cake by
(Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Pear Pizzaz, Garden Green.
Other: Circle Die
Tag Die - MFT Stamps
Glitter: Key Lime (Art Institute)
Gold Spica Glitter Pen (Atyou)
Foam Mounting Tape.

It was fun to actually get out my stamps and play a little.  I hope you enjoyed it.

Oct 31, 2015

Happy Halloween - I Stamped!

Wow it's been AGES since I've stamped.  In fact it's been so long that when I went to use my Cuttlebug Machine I had actually forgotten what the "Sandwhich" menu was for using it and had to look it up on-line!  Now that is bad isn't it.

So what inspired me to get out my stamps and make a card....this adorable card that I received in the mail from Leslie Miller:

What a super wonderful surprise that was - Thank you so much Leslie.  I loved it.  -  So I wanted to send her a card back to show her how much I appreciated her sweet card.  This is what I came up with:  I hope she likes it.

Stamps: Inkadinkado
Paper: Stampin' Up!
Card Stock: SU
Punch - Martha Stewart
Brads - Queen & Company
Prisma Colored Pencils & Gamsol
Bakers Twine.

It was fun stamping again although I felt a bit "rusty" at it so I guess that means I should get my stamps out more often.  Already thinking of Christmas ideas...best get started too because it will be here before we're ready.

Jan 10, 2015

Christmas 2 & 3

Since the holiday is behind us now I thought it best to go ahead and share the other 2 designs of my 2014 Christmas cards.  Maybe this will motivate me to start on something else!

The set features is Verve's "Weary World" set. 

If you have questions about what I used on the cards or how they were mailed feel free to e-mail me.

Jan 6, 2015

Grow Your Blog and Roses of Inspiration

Yes I have been absent a lot on this blog.  Still I want to keep it open and post on it so once agian I am joining Vicki (2 Bags Full) for her
GROW YOUR BLOG event.  You can find the details HERE:  It's a great way to meet new people, find fun blogs and make friends.

Edited to add that a new meme has started up called,  Roses of Inspiration on Stephanie's blog (The Enchanting Rose) today.  So I'm linking up with this card there as well.

Leaving you here today with one of the 3 designs I made for the few Christmas cards that I sent out this past year.  The stamp set is from
Verve Stamps and is called,  Weary World.  You can find it by following the link.

I know it's late to be posting Christmas cards but I was so behind this past year with getting them made and sent out that I didn't have time to post them.  I'll post the other 2 designs later this week.  It will give you a jump start on ideas for this year!

If you have any questions about how this card was made feel free to contact me by e-mail.

Nov 20, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello! - Yes I'm actually posting a card here.  I know it's been ages since I've posted anything.  Last week I got the stamping bug and created a few Thanksgiving cards to send out.  So today I am sharing the first of the cards I made.

I just love that little Raccoon.  He's so cute.

Stamps: Snag 'em stamps Apple Cider Collection by Imaginisce.
Sentiment: Amuse Studio
Background Stamp - Stampin'Up!
Card Stock - SU Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Whisper White
Designer Paper - Imaginisce (Apple Cider Collection)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cajun Craze, Old Olive.
Copic Markers
Border Punch - EK Success
Nestabilitie Circle Dies
Foam Mounting Tape.

Jun 26, 2014

Something old and yet new

Gosh I seem to be neglecting this blog a lot but hey it's just hard to keep up with everything right now so I hope you don't give up on me.

Here is a card I did awhile back for a One on One card swap that I forgot to post here on my blog.

Here is a close-up of the sparkle on the butterfly.

All stamps except for the gray splatter stamp (SU Itty Bitty Backgrounds) are from Unity.

I tried the Masking Tape technique on this card.

If you have any questions about it feel free to email me.  Thanks for looking.