Monday, March 29, 2010

Tool Time

When I saw this image and immediately thought of my son when he was younger. The image is from Phindy's Place. I dug around to find this pic of my son when he was about 4. He just loved helping his Daddy with chores. The base is Skinny Column Brown 12x12. The border with tools, journal box and title box are Brown Bag Kraft 12 x 12. I just love the texture of this paper. The DP is SU. I rubbed the edges of the papers with DI Corduroy Brown. The stripe DP is rubbed with ink to give it a more aged look. I figured out that my Curvy Cutter works much better on a glass cutting board. I just use the back side that is smooth. The tools are from Clear Dollar Stamps.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Get Well card

Tammy is encouraging everyone to post your SU creations on her Facebook page. I used all scraps for the papers. The embellishments came from the Easter Egg decorating kit.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Pecked Just for You

Hogs & Sketches challenge is a Recipe challenge. The recipe is to use red & purple, dew drops, paper piecing, card size 4.5 x 5.5 & use at least 1 Hambo stamp. Ok, I will have to tell you that I am not sure about this color combination. It is growing on me. I think if I added some white that would of helped. The DP is unknown.

Friday, March 26, 2010

There She Goes CAS Challenge

Ok, I seem to struggle with with CAS (clean & simple) cards. This was my 3rd attempt at creating this card. I combined Branching Out and Bear Hugs. I was afraid to color the bear and mess up the card again. Oh, well at least I tried.

Bee Happy

I got a chance to create with the Sweet Stop Sketch. The added spin is fuzzy. I added flock and flower soft to the card for the fuzzy. The DP is SU. I used Bee Happy Stamp set from Sweet n Sassy Stamps.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Heart Thank you

Fred She Said Challlenge is to use at least 3 hearts. Well as you can see I went a little heart crazy. The hearts behind the flowers are a Fred She Said DP called Petite Fleurs Papers was printed on Iridescent Poison Ivory. The base is the fantastic Sparkle Abysee. The middle heart was cut using SU's Movers & Shapers die.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Blue Birthday & Blog Hop winners

First, I want to wish my SIL a very Happy Birthday. I cased this card from Andrea W. You can see her card here and get the directions to make the card too. I changed the dp and ribbon and papers. I used Sparkle Abysse for the base. I embossed Brown Bag Craft with an embossing folder. My ribbon is from Target. The las touch is the Pez A Blings from Pez A Doodle.

Ok, the winners of the blog candy is-----

Lora- Phindy's gift certificate
Hannah- Fred She Said gift certificate

Congrats Ladies! I want to thank all that commented that made my day.
God Bless,

Monday, March 22, 2010

NAS Sketch #101

Welcome to another wonderful sketch from Nuts About Sketches. My first page is off the sketch which is ok. You don't have to use both pages. The base is Classic Red Linen Pepper 12 x 12. I matted all photos with Canyon Brown Skinny Coloumn 12x12 and Classic Emerald Linen 12 x12. I accented all photos with birds and buttons.

The base of this page is Classic Linen Solar White 12 x 12. The title is a little off center. One of the letter's moved after I finished with it. Oh, well it gives it a homemade look.
Nuts About Sketches- Sketch
Sketches by Tamara- to use circles, buttons and bird(s)

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Gingersnap's Redhead Challenge 44 is to use birthday as inspiration. This is the second card I made for this challenge because my first has vanished into thin air. I used Dance from There She Goes for the flowers and leaves. The words and candles are SU stamps. The leaves are stamped in Shappby Shutters and Brushed Sage DI. The flowers and words are stamped with Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord DI.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Operation Write Home Spring Hop

Welcome to OWH Spring Blog hop. You start here. You came here from Seongsook's blog, Sea Garden. Your next stop is Debi's blog and see her amazing creation. OK, now on to my cards and blog candy. I joined OWH about a year ago. The military holds a special place in my heart my DH served 8 years in the Air Force. My family is involved with a Jr. Navy program called Sea Cadets. This program has put us in touch with soldiers over seas and here. I just love creating cards that I know will brighten someones day.

This first card features a beautiful image from Fred She Said. If you go to OWH post here, you can get the tulip image free.
Recipe- Base & circle & oval- Sparkle Blanc, Frame- Red Hot Pop Tones. DP & ribbon unknown

This cute image is from Phindy's Place.
Mat & base- Sparkle Noir, image on watercolor paper, SU DP, Blush Away Vellum.

Now for the blog candy. I have 2 gift certificates to give away. A $5 gift certificate to Fred, She Said and $6 gift certificate to Phindy's place. All you need to do is leave a comment. I will choose a winner on Tuesday, March 23.

Friday, March 19, 2010


The flowers are from the set Dance that Jessica is donating to Amyloidosis Support Group in loving memory of her friend Linda Winner who passed away from this disease in early January.
The saying is SU. The DP is SU. The base and mats are Black Licorice Pop Tones. The pink is Rose Quartz Metallic. The ribbon is SU.

There She Goes- Sketch
Pile It On- Pastel colors
Gina K Release Challenge #1- Monochromatic color

For You

I just love my movers and shapers die for the Big shot in combination with any Paper Temptress paper. It makes for a quick card. The base is Emerald Metallic. Looking at the picture, I realized that the ribbon is uneven. Oh, well it gives it a home made look. I have already mailed it. I used Happy Moments stamp set from SU.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Catch the Bug Challenge is a sketch challenge this week. I colored with inks and blender pen. I added Stickles to add some glitter. The DP is a digital paper printed on Sparkle Blanc. The last touch was to add Skittles from Pez A Doodle. The base is Morphing Mauve Iridescent.
Don't forget to head to the Paper Temptress blog to get your next part of the phrase.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day! The treasure hunt with Paper Temptress & Kitchen Sink Stamps is still going on. Go to Paper Temptress blog to see your next step or if you are just starting go here. I used my favorite Sparkle Blanc for my base. I used the Multi Step Clover Stamp set from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

Ok, now that St. Patrick's Day is here, you are asking yourself what would I do with this set. Well, the flowers on this card were created with the Multi step clover set. I used SU Lavender Lace, Distress Ink Milled Lavender, & Distress Ink Dusty Concord. The base is the new Spring Green Skinny Coloumn. The flowers are stamped on Neenah Ivory. The saying is on Vintage Lustre.

Paper Temptress news-

Paper Temptress is offering the Premium Glossy, Ultimate Glossy and Vellum Paper lines at a whopping 30% off! But that not all......the truly amazing Leather line is 25% off too. March madness has hit Paper Temptress hard this month!! Paper Temptress offers the largest selection of fun colors available in all of these paper lines so shopping is going to be fun!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


This is a simple quick card that I made for my brother. Today is his wedding Anniversary. This will be the first anniversary since his wife passed away. If you could, just say a prayer for him. Thanks.

Another St. Patrick's card

Today is day 3 with Kitchen Sink Stamps & Paper Temptress Tresure Hunt. Head over to Paper Temptress blog to get your next step in this hunt. The base is Natural Laid which is part of the St. Patty's KSS Green Package.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Ok, I have to say that I hate daylight savings change. It throws me off kilter for a few days. Today is a new wonderful sketch from Nuts About Sketches. My base is the awesome Gold Sparkle 12 x 12. I paired it with Indigo Blue Skinny Column. The texture and shine of these papers help make a special page go together quickly. The hats are on Solar White Thick Column. The title is a font from Lettering Delights.
This page fits Sew Many Layouts challenge of using a name as a focus.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Good morning! Wahoo! Paper Temptress and Kitchen Sink Stamps are partnering up for a St. Patty's day celebration. The celebration started Sat, Mar 13 and runs to Fri, Mar 19. Each day you will get a part of a phrase. Once you have all the pieces, email Patricia ( You will have a chance to win Multi Step Shamrock & Clover, Memento Cottage Ivy & Pear Tart inks and St. Patty's KSS Green Paper Package. Now let the fun begin.
(Click on picture to make it larger)
My first card uses Sparkle Blanc as a base. I love the sparkle of this paper. The shamrocks were stamped using Brilliance Pearlescent Lime, Distress Ink Shabby Shutters and Distress Ink Peeled Paint. The saying is stamped on Spring Green Classic Columns. The ribbon is SU.

My second project is this cute little box that is filled with gold coins. I wanted to show how wonderfully the Vintage Silver Lustre takes ink. The pot is rubbed with SU Basic Black ink. The rainbow is Vintage Silver Lustre colored with different inks. The base is Heavenly White that I put on a coaster for strength. I chalked the background and the grass is Flower Soft and flocking. The coins in the pot are 1/2" circles cut out of Gold Pearl Linen. I cased a card I saw but can't remember where.

Here is the back side. The base is Heavenly White stamped with clovers using DI Peeled Paint, DI Shabby Shutters & Brilliance Pearlescent Lime. The center is Spring Green Classic Columns.

I have no phrase. Just head over to Trudy's blog to get your words and see her amazing project. Check back on St. Patrick's Day and I will have a project showing using the stamps in a different way.

Paper Temptress news-

Paper Temptress is offering the Premium Glossy, Ultimate Glossy and Vellum Paper lines at a whopping 30% off! But that not all......the truly amazing Leather line is 25% off too. March madness has hit Paper Temptress hard this month!! Paper Temptress offers the largest selection of fun colors available in all of these paper lines so shopping is going to be fun!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Happy Bird Day

I needed a birthday card for my niece. Basis Dark Gray is the base. The stamp sets that I used are Birdie Wishes & Polka Dot Flowers. The birdie is on Vintage Silver Lustre. The challenge for There She Goes Stamps this week is to use flowers and the color yellow.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sew Fun

The layout is from Sew Many Layouts. This photo is of my Mom & daughter a few years ago. The base is a Light Blue. I tried taking different photos but it came out the same. The hearts and circles on the title are Sparkle Mangue. The letters are fabric that was glued to a piece of cardstock for strength and punched with Doodle Dots. The hearts are a digi from Sew Many and layered on Black Ruche and SU DP. Sew Many Layouts had a blog hop showing some fantastic tips. I used the embossing tip on the circles and hearts.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Nuts About Sketches Week 99

Here is week 99 sketch for Nuts About Sketches. If you click on the pictures it will be larger. The sketch this week is a two page layout. You don't have to use both sketches. I would love to see what you create with it. I choose to start scrapbooking my Christmas photos.
The base is Solar White Thick Column. The borders are Classic Emerald Green that have stickers from a SU Simply Scrappin Kit. All the numbers and letters were punched using Doodledot Alphabet & Number Die cut. The tags are retired SU. The tags are on Silver Lustre. I stamped

The base is Thick Column Red Pepper.
This page was hard for me to do at least emotionally. My SIL passed away last June. She loved Winnie the Pooh. My mother and sister made a quilt of her shirts for my brother (the one under the quilt).

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Bookmark card

Dawn had a great video on how to make this card. You can see the video here. I love that it includes a book mark. I used Basis Light Yellow for the base. This card was created for Sweet n Sassy's SNR Thursday challenge to create a project with pink & yellow. I used Chocoholic stamp set from Sweet n Sassy Stamps.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Green Bugaboo Challenge

Bugaboo's challenge is to use green. I used all paper scraps for this card. I used this cute image that I had printed for Valentine's but couldn't find it at the time.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Father Day cards

First, I just want to let you know that I am trying to get cards done for OWH. So that means Mother's Day and Father's Day. Today I will show 2 Father's Day cards. The base for the cards is Basis Brown. This first card uses Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I love the tone on tone look with this ink. I used the Movers & Shapers Big Shot Die.

This card uses Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. This ink gives more of a watermark look. All stamp images are Stampin Up.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tooth Fairy

My friend, Helen, has started a new challenge blog called For Fun Challenges. This weeks challenge is the tooth fairy. I use this super cute image from Bugaboo Stamps. All paper is scraps

Monday, March 1, 2010

Nuts About Sketches

This is the start of my DT spot with Nuts About Sketches. The base is Indigo Blue Columns. I love the texture of this paper. It doesn't show well in this picture. The stripes are Solar White Thick Columns that I punched with a Martha Stewart punch. I than rubbed the paper with Distress Ink Fired Brick. The circle at the top is Beargrass Glimmer that has a SU Treat cup that I filled with stars. The images are from You are a Geniuses stamp set from Sweet n Sassy Stamps. The title was created using Doodle Dots.