Saturday, January 31, 2009

Puppy card

The left pic is the inside of my card. I used Flourishes stamp set Chairs for You. I used some vellum along the side and used chalk and sparkles to color the puppy and his bed. This card is for the Instyle Thankful Thursday Sketch. It is also for Chrissy's Beli Challenge.

Whimsy Cards

All these cards were made for Whimsy's first Virtual Stamp Night on Wed. It was a lot of fun. The purple card challenge was to use only 8 layers, 2 embellishments, and one color. The card with the blue flower was for the color challenge which was to use blue, yellow, and green. The pink & brown card was for the sketch challenge.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Stamp Something Challenge

The top card is made using pink paper ran through my Big Shot, then I used my punch to make a frame out of vellum. I used the Stampin Up Skunk stamp. The bottom card is made using Hambo's Daisy Stamp. Both cards I made using flowers and spring colors because its been cold a lot. Both are for Stamp Something's Challenge.

Hambo TV Challenge

Hambo group on PCP is having a challenge till Tuesday to make a card showing your favorite. I choose CSI. There was a character that was named Grisom (sp?) who collected bugs and he left the show to go to Costa Rica that is why there are palm trees on the inside of the card. I just love all the bugs that Hambo carries. I put crystal effects on the magnify glass. The cardstock for this card came from Paper Temptress. It is called Sparkle cardstock. I love that the green and white have a sparkle to it.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Blog Candy

I know I promised to have some yummy blog candy awhile ago. I unfortunetly have been fighting a cold for a month and it has turned to Bronchitis. The good thing for everyone is that I keep adding to the goodies. I am so amazed that my counter has gone over 2000 since I started this blog in July. Thanks to everyone for your wonderful comments and taking time out to see Katie and my work,

Warm Hearts

These cards were created using Sweet n Sassy's Sketch Challenge on PCP and for Lesa's weekly challenge. The challenge was to use the winter picture as your inspiration. When I see weather like that I think of something hot to drink. I used Warm Up from Sweet n Sassy. This card fits Cute Card Thursday Challenge of making a Valentine.

Anivversary Card


This card was made using a tutorial from InStyle's Method Monday Challenge. I made an Anniversay card for my parents. I used Thinking of you from Flourishes. I used SU Simply Scrappin Kit, I Wish, for card stock and stickers. The flourishes stamped on the front were done using SU stamp set Priceless. The ribbon is from my friend, Michelle. I just love the feel and look of the ribbon. The inside is an unknown stamp in my stash. This card was very easy to make. I hope to make more in the future. On the top of the pot, I used Spring Mix of Flower Soft. I want all colors of Flower Soft. I love the added dimension Flower Soft gives to a project. I bought my Flower Soft from Flourishes. The flower pot is from SU stamp set, Fun FIlled.

Monday, January 26, 2009


Chrissy is celebrating 80,000 hits, WOW!!!! Hop on over to her blog to enter to win her candy.

Sunday, January 25, 2009


This card is for Libby's challenge of FCCC. This week Courtney is wearing the colors magenta and sea foam green. I made my card, yet my Dad said that it needed a bug because he likes bug. I added a little sticker to add some more sparkle, too. The bug also represents how Courtney can be ever so cute, yet bug Libby, if you read her posts. The little beads at the bottom of the scallop piece, I hand sewed on, which takes awhile, yet I love how it turned out.

Bunny Get Well

This get well card is on its way to Lesa for her weekly challenge. Go to her blog to get all the details.

Rose hope card

This card is for 5 challenges. WOWZA! Its for Basic Grey Recipe Challenge, which is to use 2 Patterned paper, 3 brads, 1 button and 1 ribbon and bow. Sketch Saturday had another amazing sketch so I decided to play along, Punkydoodles Cards for a Cause Challenge is to make a get well card for a kid, and I did Stamp Something's Challenge to use a recipe or something that a recipe reminds you of. I always pick out my papers and things before I make a card, so I sorta always follow a recipe for my cards. I also did Papertake Weekly Challenge to use 3 different shapes on your card. The bottom image is of the inside of the card, and I decieded to add a touch of whimsy by adding a precut image of snoopy with a rose.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Birthday Box

This set was made for my nephews birthday. I used Gizmo's and Gears from Lizzie Anne Designs. Since my nephew is only 5, I didn't use anything that could fall off. The envelope is a Big Shot die from SU. The circles were cut with nesties.

Instyle Card Challenge

This card is for the Instyle Sketch Challenge.
The image is Digi art from their site. I used the stamp set Bee Happy from SnS.

Magnolia stamps

Irina over on Everything Paper Crafts is giving away to cute Magnolia stamps.

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Polly has 9 brand new stamp sets up for grabs on her blog until Feb. 1 on her blog.

Lim also has some blog candy on her blog until Jan. 24.

Cinderella Challenge

The DT for Sweet n Sassy has a challenge to make a card using Cinderella as your inspiration. My card was thought of by my DH. The mice are from the Basket & Blooms SU Die for the Big Shot. They are the inside petals from the flower. I drew eyes with SU Markers. I used different inks for the sky and grass. The pumpkin is from a pile of die cuts. I used Birthday Wishes stamp set from Sweet n Sassy. The other card was made by my DD. She found some Cinderella stickers to use for her card. The corner embellishments are made with a die for the Big Shot.

Free Fonts

Go over to Lettering Delights and get 10 free fonts and sign up for their newsletter. They have some fantastic deals. Occasionally they have a sale where all the clipart and fonts are $1. All you have to do is click the link on the main page and put the fonts in your cart. Then check out to recieve the links to download the fonts. One of the favorite things that I love about this company is that they have a section that is called my library. This makes it so easy to use all my different fonts and they are in one section so I can use different ones to make titles for my scrapbook pages and cards. You can see two of the free fonts above.

Courtney's Closet

The celebrate is from Birthday Sentiments from Sweet n Sassy. The girl is Rachel Anne Miller stamp not sure which one. Libby's challenge last week was to make a card with animal print to go with her daughter's cute outfit.

More Valentine Cards

All the DP is Basic Grey. These are more cards for Pat. She has asked for boy Valentine cards. The clip art is from PC Crafter . PC Crafter is a wonderful company for all kinds of clipart. They have a wonderful clipart club and you get so many wonderful clipart.

Cute Pond Pal Cards

These cards were made with Pond Pals from Sweet n Sassy Stamps. Sweet n Sassy is having a wonderful sale going on. Pond Pals is only $12 till the end of January. I love that there are so many stamps in this wonderful set. These cards are Pat who is collecting Valentine cards for Cards for kids. Go to her blog for all the details.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Queen & Co Blog Candy

Queen & Co. is giving away some of their new embellishments that are in cute little buckets. Go to their blog and see all the wonderful goodies.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Blog Candy

Sarah is offering all of this wonderful non-fat candy : )

  • A Dovecraft Embellishment kit that includes buttons, ribbons, brads and flowers.
  • Papermania 6x6 inspirations paper pad warm tones
  • Papermania 6x6 inspirations paper pad cool tones
  • 5 reels of ribbon
  • A selection of pink die cut handmade paper tags
  • A selection of Tilda stamped images
  • Sizzix Thin Cuts Hearts#3 Die
  • Sizzix Sizzlits Tag with Heart
All of this is up for grabs until Feb. 8th on her blog.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Blue Valentine Card

This card was made for a couple challenges. (By the way, I have two pictures of the front of the card so you can see the bow.) One is with Hambo group on PCP. The challenge was to make a Valentine card and If possible not to use stamps normally used for Valentines. I used the boxing bee and the saying normally says" Hope your birthday is not a knockout" I stamped the word valentine on a scrap of blue and used a pop up dot to cover the word birthday. I think the bee is just so cute. I choose the colors of the card based on Stacey's Jewelery challenge. I have been wanting to participate in this challenge. I love the Jewelery that she shows.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

New Widget

I just found the most awesome stamp company. It is called Bombshell Banner and there stamps are like tattoos. Both my kids are in Sea Cadets which is a jr. Navy program. Bombshell has some wonderful stamps to decorate my scrapbook pages. Bombshell has a group on PCP too.

Cookie Card

Over on Paper Craft Planet, a new group named Cafe Mojo has it's first challenge. The challenge was to use your favorite stamp. I had a hard time choosing which set. I just love this little pig with the saying. Unfortunately, these stamps are retired. Hambo does have other wonderful stamps. I used K& Co paper. I put Crystal effects on the buttons to give them a little shine. The top picture is the inside of the card. I am trying to remeber to decorate the inside of the card as a goal for the new year. Come join me at Cafe Mojo. They are also doing a group candy giveaway.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Blog Candy

Ana has some amazing blog candy on her blog.

Blog Candy

Irene has some great Acrylic Minis up for grabs on her blog. You have until Jan. 21 to win.

Home Inspiration

This card was made for Flourishes Home Inspiration challenge. The challenge was to find something in your home and make a card using the item as inspiration. I choose my mixer cover. No, I did not make it. My mom made it for me. A sewing machine and I don't get along at all. It seems every time I try to sew that the machine jams or a myraid of other problems.
I used Summer Blossoms from Flourishes. I inked the flowers in green and then layered green stickles, purple stickles and crystal effects. Join me tomorrow night at Flourishes 1st Release Party. If you would like to see the new stamps that are being released go here.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Life is Peachy

This card I just made for fun, and I used my favorite colors which are blue, green and brown. I used the stamp set Sweet Peach Garden from Clear Artistic. This was a stamp that I had not used for awhile. After I uploaded my car I found out that the Belli Challenge is to used neglected stamps.

Papertake Challenge

This card is for the Papertake Weekly Challenge, and Our Creative Corner. I was making this card then I could not figure out a stamp for this, then I noticed this one in my Mom's misc. stamp drawer. It says "Sorry to hear you're feeling blue... hope you're good as new."

Sketch Saturday

This card is for Sketch Saturday Challenge. I picked out the polka dotted paper from my scraps and just picked papers that matched.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Camaflouge Cards

I got a chance to make a couple cards. I used Sweet n Sassy Stamps for both cards. The challenge was to us a cd cover as your inspiration for your card. I choose to use the cd case that I have. The lines on the saying card is Daisy D' runner. This is one of the fun goodies that I got at Christmas time. It is just like a tape runner. I used chalk to color the owl's belly.

Stamp Sets- Owl Occasions & Encouragement Scriptures.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Cards for kids

Pat is collecting Valentine cards for kids go to her blog for all the details.
Other sites offering blog candy for this wonderful cause.
Jennifer is offering blog candy on her blog too Scroll done to find the page.
For my cards I used Hambo stamps. I just love the cute bugs. The paper is SU retired simply kits.