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Dec 21, 2013

More Christmas Cards

Well all the cards have been mailed out now ....Whew!  So it's time to post a few more of them for your viewing pleasure.  If you'd like details on any of the cards just email me.

Stamps: Amuse Studio.

Stamps: Unity October KOM

Utilized the Designer Paper here.  The only Stamp is the Sentiment (Unity Oct. KOM).
More to come....

Dec 13, 2013

Celebrating Christmas

Well time has been limited on the old blog lately due to working on Christmas cards.  Most of them are done now (although not all are mailed out).  I thought I would start sharing a few of them with you.

This year I made multiples of 5 of some designs.  This is one of them.
I like how this turned out.  Stamps are from Unity - October Kit of the Month.

Card Stock - SU - Designer Paper - DCWV
Ink SU
Brad - Making Memories

More will be shared later in the next few days leading up to Christmas. 

Nov 27, 2013

More Thanksgiving

Hi,  Happy Thanksgiving to all my US Friends & to those who don't celebrate or have already celebrated this holiday (Canadians) May you still be thankful for the many blessings that you have and for family, friends and life itself.

I thought I would share the rest of my Thanksgiving cards here today. 

Click to Enlarge:
Stamps:  Unity August KOM
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa-retired, Crushed Curry & Whisper White - Stampin'Up!
Designer Paper - Pumpkin Patch Collection - DCWV (Die Cuts With A View).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze & Various Copic Markers.
Orange Twine
Small Orange Brads
Leaf Embossing Folder-The Paper Studio
Stamps:  Unity August KOM
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Chocolate Chip
Card Stock: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze & Whisper White-Stampin'Up!  Designer Paper-DCWV
Prisma Colored Pencils, Gamsol & Blending Stumps
Leaf Punch - EK Success
Embossing Folder - The Paper Studio
Circle Punches - SU

Stamps:  Digital Image (source unknown), Give Thanks sentiment - Hero Arts.  Linen Background Stamp- SU
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White - SU
Designer Paper - Pumpkin Patch Stack - DCWV
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Colored Pencils, Gamsol, Blending Stumps, Foam Mounting Tape

Nov 22, 2013

BC Challenge - Give Thanks

Goodness it's been a long time since I've joined in on the Blogger Challenge.  But today I'm "Thankful" that I actually have cards ready and can join in on the fun.  -  You will find this challenge on Lisa's blog,
Splendiferous Creations.  Just click on this LINK:

I will be sharing 2 cards with you today.  Both cards use stamps from Unity's August 2013 Kit of the Month.
Stamps: Unity August KOM
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black,  Crushed Curry,Versa Mark Pad
Card Stock: Perfect Plum, Close to Cocoa-retired, Pistachio Pudding.
Designer Paper - Pumpkin Patch Stack-DCWV
Circle Dies - Spellbinders
Tag Dies - My Favorite Things
Brads - Queen & Company

Stamps: Unity August KOM 2013
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Garden Green and SU Kaleidacolor - Pumpkin Patch (retired).
Card Stock:  Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango and Very Vanilla, Stampin'Up! Designer Pattern: Pumpkin Patch Stack-DCWV
Tan Gems, Zva
Circle Dies-Spellbinders Nestability
Oval Punches - Stampin' Up!

There will be more Thanksgiving Cards coming soon.

Nov 16, 2013

Would you like some Blog Candy?

Hi,  Yes I know it's been several months since I've posted anything here on this blog.  Just have not been doing that much stamping lately.  -  That should change soon so be on the look out for a few card postings.  In the meantime a good friend of mine,  Elena (The Red Haired Girl)  is offering up some fun Blog Candy. 

Stop by here blog and check it out.  - She is a super talented lady and one that I am proud to call my friend.

Here  a little picture though to help brighten your day since I don't have my cards ready to post just yet.

Aug 22, 2013

Blogger Challenge - Back to School

Wow it's been a few weeks since I've done the Blogger Challenge but this week I got new stamping goodies and I specifically bought some stamps to make Coleen a "Back to School" card which just so happens to be this weeks BC Challenge.  How convenient was that!

Be sure to join Lisa (Splendiferous Creations) for the BC Challenge.

I am using the Sweet Sunday Sketch for my card so will be posting this card for that challenge as well.


Here is my card:

Stamps: Unity - Itty Bitty (Back at It)

Card Stock: SU - Colors, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Lavender Lace (retired) and Whisper White.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers.
Circle Dies - Nestabilitie.
Fishtail Dies - MFT
Embossing Folder

For a change I also decorated the inside of the card:

Sorry about the lighting.  For some reason now I can't seem to get decent lighting to take pictures of my cards.  I'll keep trying though.

Jul 10, 2013

Monochromatic Sympathy

Today I am sharing a Monochromatic Sympathy card that I recently made.

Lisa (Designs by Lisa) had the Blogger Challenge on Friday for making your own background and while I'm rather "late" for the challenge here is my card.

 The stamps are from SU (Summer Silhouettes) and Amuse Studio (Essential Sentiments).  This card was my first attempt at making a background with one of the background stamps in the silhouette set.  Since SU's stamps are not clear I had a hard time lining the stamp up as I cannot use the Stamp-a-ma-jig with a darn either. I had to try an "eye-ball" it and if you look closely (please don't) you'll notice I wasn't even.

Card Stock:  Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green
Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Butterfly Die - Amuse Studio
Pearls, Zva
Nestabilitie Dies.

Jun 28, 2013

Blogger Challenge - Wedding

Happy Friday!
Today is Blogger Challenge day over on Lisa's Blog,  Splendiferous Creations where the theme this week is,  Wedding/Anniversary cards.  I tried several different ideas yesterday and none of them were working out the way I wanted them too.  Then I remembered a stamp that I had that I thought would make a "different" sort of Wedding card and before I knew it my idea became this card:

Stamps:  Linked by Love -  The label on this stamp says, Inkadinkado but also has K&Company and Basic Grey listed on it so I'm not sure which one actually made 
    the stamp.  It's dated 2005 if that helps.
    Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black & Whisper White, SU.
    Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
    Punches,  Hearts (SU) and Chain Link (EK Success)
    Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug - Anna Griffin line-Rose
    Pearls - Zva

Jun 21, 2013

Blogger Challenge - At the Beach

Hi and Welcome to my blog. -  Today I'm joining in on the fun of Blogger Challenge where the featured theme this week is,  At The Beach.  This is pretty much where I'd rather be today then watching it rain outside again.  The cold, rainy weather is messing with my sinuses something awful and I'd much prefer a nice sunny beach to relax on then being cooped up inside but alas it is what it is.

Don't forget to stop by Lisa's blog, Splendiferous Creations and check out the other beach themed cards.

For this card I used Stamps from Amuse Studio's,  Life's a Breeze stamp set.
Card Stock - SU - Cherry Cobbler, Groovy Guava*, Brocade Blue*, and Whisper White.
Designer Paper - Three Bugs in a Rug
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Brocade Blue*, Dusty Durango*
Other: Prisma Colored Pencils, Pearls (Zva), Toothpick, Nestabilitie Dies, Punch (Fiskars) and foam mounting tape.
Card Sketch is from: Paper Craft Planet Sketch
Have a fabulous weekend.

Jun 17, 2013

Birthday Baseball Card

My wonderful friend, Elena (The Red Haired Girl) has a wonderful son, Sergei who just celebrated his 13th birthday.  I know he enjoys sports and playing baseball/softball so I sent off this baseball themed card to celebrate his special day.

For this card I used SU Brilliant Blue (retired) and Whisper White Card Stock.
 Pattern Paper is from My Mind's Eye (Parade Stripes)
Sentiment was computer Generated.
Stickers: K & Company - Softball Medley.
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug-Provo Craft
Oval Nestabilitie Dies
Paper Piercing Tool.

Jun 6, 2013

Birthday Hoot

A good friend of mine celebrated a birthday this week.  Here is the card that I sent to her.

Stamps from Unity, Ink SU and Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Die Cuts with A View and SU
Punch - EK Success, Nestabilitie Dies

May 31, 2013

Gallery Idol Try

Welcome and Happy Friday.  I decided to submit a card again this year for the Paper Crafts Gallery Idol contest.  The open audition round theme was Kid or Teen Birthday's.  Today they announced the Top 20 and sadly I was once again not chosen.
Okay I must admit to feeling a bit disappointed but at least I gave it a shot.  Do check out the cards made by the TOP 20 though and cheer them on.

Here is the card that I submitted.  I think it's pretty cute and hope you like it too.


Stamps from Unity-April Kit of the Month.
Card Stock:  SU and Die Cuts With a View.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Other: Bakers Twine, Punch (Martha Stewart)
Nestabilitie Dies, Gems, Glitter, Foam Mounting Tape.

Have a great weekend. 

May 10, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Hi,  Today I'm sharing the card that I will be giving my mom on Sunday for Mother's Day.


Stamps:  Stitched Flower Trio - Hero Arts
Sentiment from Annabelle Stamps (Flowers for You)
Background Stamp: Woodgrain from Stampin'Up!
Card Stock: Real Red, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink and Summer Sun.  Designer Paper (source unknown)
Ink:  Embossing Ink, Winter White EP (SU), Prismacolor Pencils.
Butterfly Die - Amuse Studio
Pink Baker's Twine
Blue Gem and Some Liquid Pearls complete the accessories.

Apr 26, 2013

Blogger Challenge - Black, White and a Splash of Color

It's Friday and time for the Blogger Challenge.  You can check out all the great cards by hopping over to Lisa's blog, Splendiferous Creations.  This week's theme:
Black, White and a "splash" of color.  I started out creating a card for the challenge and didn't really care that much for my first 2 attempts but I'll post them anyway along with the final card that was my favorite.

Card 1:  Background Stamp, Retired SU, Sentiment from Trust God SU
Card Stock: Basic Black, Naturals White, Green Galore-Retired SU.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Nestability Dies
Sprinkles - AnnaBelle Stamps
Card No. 2:

Details:  Same as Above with the added editions of, Whisper White Card Stock:
Flowers - AnnaBelle Stamps, Scallop Punch (SU) and Black Brad.
Card No.3 - My final attempt and my favorite of the three.

Stamp: Studio G
Card Stock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight.
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers, Glitter, Butterfly Die (Amuse Studio)
Pearls - AnnaBelle Stamps
Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug and Nestablity Die.
So which one is your favorite?
Have a great weekend.


Apr 19, 2013

Blogger Challenge - In Bloom

Happy Friday & Welcome.  This weeks Blogger Challenge is, "In Bloom" open to your own interpretation.  So please join me and head on over to Lisa's blog to check out the other participants.

Here is what I came up with for the challenge:

Stamps are from Unity.
Card Stock: Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Cool Caribbean, Barely Banana, Whisper White (SU)
Designer Paper (Die Cuts With A View - Spring Fling stack)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Oval Nestabilitie Dies
Pink Gems
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Copic Markers

Have a great weekend.

Apr 12, 2013

Blogger Challenge - Emboss Me, April 12, 2013

Hello & Welcome.  -  I found some time today to do some stamping and since the card I decided to make included Embossing I thought I would participate in this weeks Blogger Challenge since the theme was...Emboss Me (How convenient  was that?)
I needed a wedding card for a fellow stamper who's getting married next Saturday and

 the April kit from Unity's Kit of the Month club arrived in today's mail and it had the perfect stamps for a wedding card.  I know another coincidence that worked out.

The base of the Card is Whisper White.  I added a layer of Regal Rose (soon to be retired) followed by some Embossed/Glittered Designer paper from DCWV - Spring Fling Stack.  The bells were embossed using Pink Pearls (Stamp-n-Stuff) embossing power on the Regal Rose card stock and mounted on Whisper White.  I stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo black ink, wiped off the hearts and colored them in with a Regal Rose marker before stamping.  This was mounted on a piece of Cool Carribean (retired SU) card stock.  I added an embossed strip of Barely Banana (also retired SU) and some Rose Grosgrain ribbon to complete the card. 

Do stop by Lisa's blog,  Designs by Lisa and check out the other participants and hey if you have time give it a go yourself.  Have a great weekend.

Mar 9, 2013

Winner of the CIC Blog Hop - D

Hi,  I hope you all enjoyed the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge 200th Celebration. 
The winner from my comments for the 3 Stamps from DRS Designs is commentor #13

Jackie said...

Wow! Your card is beautiful!! I just love the colors & texture...thanks so much for the opportunity to win!!!
March 3, 2013 at 8:37 AM

Jackie please email me and I will give you the information on how to claim your prize. 
Thanks for participating in the fun. 

Mar 2, 2013

Cupcake Inspiration 200th Challenge Blog Hop Celebration.

Welcome! - The Cupcake Inspiration Challenge is celebrating it's 200th challenge (that's a lot of cupcakes!) and to help them celebrate they invited past Cupcake Sweeties to participate in a Blog Hop. There are prizes available and a Grand Prize worth $200 so be sure to check out all the details here:

You should have arrived on my blog from Erica's blog (Inked up Cards) and from here you will go to Jennifer's blog (JLJ Designs) for the next link in the hop. If you get lost along the way there is a complete list of the blog hop participants on the CIC Blog.

We were asked to pick a cupcake from the past challenges and showcase our inspiration by creating a card based on the cupcake we chose. I chose CIC112

I just love the pretty colors of these cupcakes and the Hydrangea flowers. They are so beautiful when they bloom. Below is my card inspired by these cupcakes.

Email me if you'd like information about how this card was made.
(the stamps I used were not from my sponsor so I didn't list the company)

My sponsor is: DRS Designs and they are offering a prize of these Stamps to the winner. Doesn't that cupcake image look yummy. I love the cherry on top. Be sure to check them out. They have a wonderful selection of stamps available at their store.

So what do you have to do to win these stamps...Easy, just leave a comment on this post by Saturday March 9 (at noon - Central Time) and on Sunday I will announce who my winner is. Don't forget there are prizes available on all the blog hop particpants so be sure to visit each one to see what prize they have available.

To be eligible to win the $200 Grand Prize you will need to pick a cupcake from a past CIC inspiration and post a link to your card on the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge blog. Grand Prize includes:

$25 gift certificate from 7 Kids College Fund,
$30 gift certificate from Bugaboo Digi Stamps,
$50 gift certificate from Crafter's Companion,
$12 gift certificate from A Day for Daisies,
A selection of 20 rolls of Washi Tape from Downtown Tape,
$20 gift certificate from Freckled Fawn,
3 digital images from Fresh Brewed Designs,
3 cupcake digital images from Limited Runs Digital Stamps,
3 digital images from Pink Cat Studio,
$25 gift certificate from Prairie Fairy,
2 digital images from Robyn's Fetish,
and a selection of cupcake stamps from Verve Stamps!

There are some other specials being offered from some of the sponsors if you want to take advantage of them.

Fresh Brewed Designs is offering a 10% off discount with the code "CUPCAKE"
Stamp and Create is offering a 10% off discount with the code "cupcake"
Pink Cat Studio is offering a 50% off discount with the code "cupcake" expires March 5
And Roberta from Prairie Fairy, who will also be celebrating her birthday, will have some fun goodies on her blog as well!

I hope you have enjoyed your stop here and will continue on through the hop. Have fun.

Feb 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day - I hope where ever you are in your life that you have someone to say,  "I love You" too.  It doesn't have to be a romantic sweetheart either.  Love is for everyone so please share it today with those you care about.

Thanks for visiting and here are a couple of cards I made for Valentine's Day.

Feb 8, 2013

Blogger Challenge - All You Need is Love

Hi,  Me again...Yes I know it's been a few weeks since I posted and yes I did say that I was "trying" to get back into stamping more this year but sometimes the best laid plans do go awry. 

With that said let's head on over to Lisa's blog (Designs by Lisa) for this weeks Blogger Challenge,  All You Need is Love.

With Valentine's Day rapidly approaching I decided to showcase a card that I am giving my hubby this year.  It was a quick, easy and no stamping involved type card.  I like those for a change of pace from time to time.

Card Stock:  Whisper White, Pink Pirouette and I think Ridinghood Red.
Designer Paper, BoBunny
Dimensional Sticker, K&Company.
Puffy Heart Stickers (source unknown)
Punch, Martha Stewart.

Don't forget to pop on over to Lisa's blog where you will find links to everyone participating in the challenge.

Jan 11, 2013

Blogger Challenge #299 -

Wow it's been a few months since I've posted here.  I hope you haven't forgotten me.  The holiday season is always such a busy time and I just didn't spend much time stamping.  I took a bit of a "hiatus" from stamping as well and truly enjoyed the break.  Now it's time to start stamping again so I thought I would join in on this weeks Blogger Challenge on Lisa Sommerville's blog,

This week it's a color challenge using the colors from this photo:

For my card I chose the colors:  Cool Caribbean (retired SU), Night of Navy, Summer Starfruit and Whisper White (SU)

Here is what I came up with.

Stamps used:  Dots and Dasies Background stamp (retired SU), Sentiment from,

Flower Die - Amuse Studio

Swiss Dot Embossing Folder

Navy Grosgrain ribbon

Navy Brad, Lime Pearls and some crystal glitter.

Don't forget to check out the other participants.  Have a great weekend.