Monday, May 31, 2010

Ups & Downs

This cute image and saying are from Create With TLC. You can get the horse here. The saying is here. Create with TLC is having a Design Team call. You can see all the details here. I created a 4 x 4 step card using Coral Metallic as a base. If you click on the picture, you can see the picture bigger. The DP is Fun in the Sun by DCVW. If you have never tried for a Design Team, I encourage you to try. You never know what will happen. Have a great day.
This is week 111 sketch for Nuts About Sketches. Above you can see the pages together. The base is 12 x 12 Basis Red.
Here you can click on each page to see all the details. The "ribbon" strips are White Linen that were stamped with images in Versamark than clear embossed. I than brayered Distress Ink Tumbled Glass or Barn Door. The Titles are different alphabet dies. The photos are matted with Basis Light Light blue. The photos show my husband teaching first aid at a summer training for Sea Cadets.

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Woof You

Sandy has created some fun digis for the OWH Memorial Day blog hop. I just love this dog and saying. You can go here to see them and enter her contest that ends this weekend. The background paper was sprayed with Log Cabin Smooch Spray.


This cute image is from AI Factory. The sketch is from Tuesday Morning. The base is Double Duty Turquoise. Russo Irridescent is a great paper with the sparkle that you don't need to add anything to this paper. The AI Factory challenge is to use just squares.

OWH Memorial Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop. The start is Operation Write Home Blog. You will have come from Judy's blog, Creating My Style. The military holds a special place in my heart. My husband served in the Air Force for 8 years. I love being able to make cards for soldiers. It is a little way of thanking them for protecting our country.
Now, onto my projects. The local Air Museum has a big event this weekend. My family helps set up a table for people to sign cards to thank the soldiers. I left the images uncolored so the kids could color themselves.
I decorated this premade mailbox with Designer papers . This image is from Sew Many.
This is the second side. Now head on to Joy's blog, Dusty Penny. Have a great weekend!


Racoon- Digital Delights, Jeep- Sew Many, Little Boy- Mo's Digital Pencil
Papers & Ribbon- My Stash

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Katie's card

My daughter, Katie, created this cute card for Hogs & Sketches sketch challenge.
She created her own saying. She used Mountain Rose Glimmer and Limeade Poptones form Paper Temptress.

Friday, May 28, 2010


Create with TLC's weekly challenge is a color challenge and to use one or both images. You still have time to participate. Go to the blog to get all the details. I printed the DP's on Vellum Bristol White. The card base is Cream Skinny Column. The saying and the ice cream were printed on Sparkle Blanc.
This is the inside of the card. The card is 9 x 4 1/2. I saw this idea on Kimberly's blog.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Happy Father's Day

I created this for my dad. This fits Phindy's Place challengeI used different Distress Inks to ink the edges and stamp the tools. The image is from Phindy's Place. The paper behind the image is on Blue Ice/Cappucino Sorbet. The paper was embossed with Swiss Dot folder and then sanded. I sprayed the paper with Turquoise Perfect Pearls, water and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. The edges are inked with Tumbled Glass DI and Vintage Photo DI. I wish you could see the sparkle. It is raining her in CA which I think someone forgot to tell the weather that it is almost summer. The base is Neenah Light Blue. The accent tools were stamped with Tumbled Glass DI and embossed DI Brushed Corduroy. The second is stamped with Vintage Photo DI and embossed with DI Faded Jeans. This card was created for Tim's Distress Challenge.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Phindy's challenge

This is my first entry for Phindy's challenge to create a card for a male card. I just love this image since it reminds me of my son.

Cards for Special People

This first card is for Sam. He is winning his fight with cancer. You can read his story and get his address at Pixie Dust Studios blog. The image and saying are from Create with TLC. They are free. The DP is part of Make Every Day a Sundae kit from Create with TLC. The base is Basis Olive. I added some Flame Mettallic for a touch of glimmer.
This cute image is from Pollycraft. The image was created for Lisa's sister Jayme. Lisa is asking for cards for her sister. You can get all the details here. The base is Basis Olive. The image was printed on Sparkle Blanc. Olive Brown Bag was embossed with Square Lattice embossing folder. I than sandpaper the paper to show the brown through the green. This fits Pollycraft's challenge to use butterflies and buttons. The saying is from Digi Shack.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


It is time for another Nuts About Sketches. I choose to use the photos of my niece and nephew and my kids. I seem to be stuck when I sit down to do the journaling. I wanted to show case that no matter how many photos we take. My son has the permanent teenage scowl and the others just are hams for the camera. I notice that as I look at the page that the space above the title looks empty. I am not sure what I am going to add to the page. The page base is 12 x 12 Basis Light Blue. I used Red Ruche 12 x 12 as my accent paper.


Digi Shack has this new image drawn my Marlene. He is just so cute. The layout is using this weeks Digi Shack sketch. The cake is a Sweet n Sassy stamp.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Hero Thanks

This first card using the Movers & Shapers die to cut the bottom star opening in the card. The other stars were punched using a Big Shot die and stamps. The letters were cut using another die. 4th of July stamp set was used to create the background paper. This fits Pals Paper Arts challenge to use Memorial Day as the theme. All papers and ribbons are Stampin Up.
This second card was done with a mixture papers. Create with TLC has a Patriotic challenge is a color challenge and to use certain images. The corners have stickles. Both cards were created as Hero cards for Operation Write Home. Come back next Saturday for Operation Write Home's Memorial Day Blog Hop.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Best Wishes

This is a birthday card using Stampin Up scraps. The flowers are hiding an oops. The card landed on my black ink pad after I was done. I started with a sketch and it just went another direction.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Birthday cards

These cards are for Stamping 411. I used Gretchen's directions for the cards. Gretchen is having a Birthday challenge. She is asking for blank Birthday cards From Our Hearts. You can see all the details on her blog. I used all Stampin Up supplies for both cards. The top card has Log Cabin Smootch Spray and edges are inked with Creamy Carmel.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Christmas Card #2

I got another Christmas card done for Phindy's Challenge. I used Christmas Stampin's Recipe challenge for the papers. The saying is Stampin Up.


The base is Kraft. DP is SU. The saying is from Stick Together by There She Goes. I used Flower Soft for the snow. I inked all paper using Creamy Carmel from SU.
This card fits these challenges-
365 Cards- Friendship
Christmas Stampin'- Recipe
Phindy's Place- Christmas
Christmas Card Challenge- Snowman

Monday, May 17, 2010

Pink Flamingo

Melanie has a contest to CASE one of her cards. I choose this one. I used the same stamp set but changed the colors. The flamingo is dancing on pink and white flower soft. I colored using ink and blender pens. The base is Basis Magenta. I matted some fabric to white cardstock for my "DP". I love the texture that it adds. The flamingo is on Sparkle Blanc.
Here is a side view of the card so you can see the layers better.

Stamp Set- Jumping for Joy
Paper- Basis Magenta, Sparkle Blane
Flower Soft in White and pink
Pez A Blings

Sunday, May 16, 2010


The challenge for There She Goes is to create a scene. My first idea just wasn't working so I went with a simpler garden scene. I used Polka Dot Flowers. The grass is from a different stamp. I can't remeber right now which one. The sketch is from Tuesday Morning. All the papers are Paper Temptress. Oh, Paper Temptress has added some amazing ribbon. Don't forget to use the special code aa15 to save 15%. The ribbon is from Michaels.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Birthday Wishes

The base is a circle chipboard from Stampin up that I covered with DP. The flower was punched using dies for the big shot. The flower center was made by coloring a light blue corduroy button with Rich Razzleberry ink. The back has a note with a candy holder. I inked the edges in Chocolate Chip. This is for my friend Diane.

Friday, May 14, 2010


All items used to create this card are Stampin Up. I like the simplicity of this card. I am trying to force myself to
This card fits 2 challenges.
Stamping 411- sketch
Pals Paper Art- Tempting Turquise, Real Red & Old Olive

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Christmas Cards Challenge #23

This week is a sketch challenge. The bottom card fits the sketch better than the first. The first card has Log Cabin Smootch Spray. All paper and ribbon are Stampin Up.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Thinking of you

This is one of the latest images from Phindy's Place. It fits Phindy's challenge for this week. This card is a 5x5. I used vellum for the balloon. The mouse was colored with SU markers. The saying is from Digi Shack.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


These cards are CASE from Andrea's card. You can see it here. All papers, ribbon and stamp are SU. I just love the Rich Razzleberry and Cottage Wall DP. I found a new challenge called Sentimental Sunday. The challange is to create a card for a Special someone. One card is for my brother and the other will be going to Operation Write Home.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Purple cards

This cute image is from Whimsie Doodles. Whimsie is celebrating its First Birthday. You have till Wednesday to enter in the challenge and blog hop. Go to the Whimsie Blog to get all the details. The saying is from unknown. If someone recognizes it please let me know.
Here is the cute Gremlin from Phindy's Place. I colored him using Twinkling H2O's. The Phindy challenge this week is April Showers Bring May Flowers. Both cards are using scraps.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

MOABH There She Goes

Welcome to the There She Goes Mother of All Blog Hops! If you have arrived here from Gabby's blog, then you are in the right spot. If not, I recommend that you start back on the There She Goes company blog to get the introduction to our hop as well as the information you will need in order to enter to win some exciting prizes! I choose You're So Punny & HSH Hanukkah Additions.
This card uses my favorite set from There She Goes. The squirrel has flower soft and flock to add some texture to him. The grass was painted with different paints. The sayings are stamped on digital frames.
These two cards are using the Hanukkah set. The base is Neenah Light Blue. The ribbon is Stampin' Up. Now go to Gretchen's Blog.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Catch me If you can

This cute image is from Phindy's Place. The story behind this guy is that the chat was talking about misplacing items or having internet problems or other stuff, it was said that the gremlin did it. The PCP group told Phindy to draw the gremlin for us. I just love his expression. Since he is imaginary creature, I colored him green with bright yellow hair for fun. I printed him on my favorite Sparkle Blanc. The challenge this week for Phindy's challenge is April flowers bring May flowers. The challenge is to create any way you feel that fits this theme. Jelly Belly Green Pop Tones mats the SU DP and image. The saying was printed from my computer.

Paper Temptress Papers- Vellum Bristol White, Sparkle Blanc, Jelly Belly Green PoP Tones
Twinkling H2O's for coloring
Brads unknown
ribbon SU

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Stamping 411 week 149

I used Stamping 411 week 149 sketch for all three cards. I used the same paper but different ribbon. The top one is white ribbon that I colored with SU markers. The other cards have retired rope and Linen thread. I used the eraser end of a pencil to create the Shimmer Paint dots on the card. A couple of the cards I stamped the circle from Circle Circus.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Nap Time

This first card uses an image from Phindy's Place called Nap Time. The base is Basis Blue. The strips are Abysse Sparkle and Windsor Blue Skinny Column. For the oval, I taped ribbon around it to give it the look of a blanket. The papers can be found at Paper Temptress. The image was printed on Blanc Sparkle text weight paper and colored with Twinkling H2O's.
Eddited to Add- I forgot to mention that the saying is from Paulette on her blog Create With TLC. The great part is she has lots of freebies.
Phindy's Place- Use favorite image. This photo reminds me of my son when he was a baby. It amazes me that he will be 19 in a few days.
Stamp TV- Sketch Challenge
Pals Paper Arts- Monochromatic Blue

Train Day

OOpps! I forgot to post my projects with Nuts About Sketches for week 107. These are photos from 2006. I am trying to get caught up or not be so far behind whichever way you look at it. The base is Solar White Skinny Column stamped with a flower from Circle Circus by Stampin Up with Distress Inks Peeled Paint and Barn Door. The photos are matted with Emerald Green Linen 12 x12. For accent I use Red Pepper Thick Column 12 x12. All the papers can be found at Paper Temptress.

Sunday, May 2, 2010


As usual I am getting the There She Goes challenge done at the last minute. The challenge this week is a sketch. I used the stamp set Dance. The DP is DCVW. I used shimmer paint for the dots.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Paper Temptress & Prarie Fairy Go Digital


to the GOING DIGITAL blog hop

hosted by

Prairie Fairy Digital Stamps and The Paper Temptress

Start your hop here and follow the crumb trail to find the DT's creations along the way!

If you came here from Just Ducky's blog then you are on the right track!

If not please start at the beginning of the hop HERE.

Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, it is a lot of traveling LOL! But don't worry, you have until the end of the day Monday to follow the trail and enter the giveaway (and the sale)!

Complete the Prairie Fairy DT part of the hop on Friday to get entered to win a draw for that day.

Complete the Paper Temptress DT part of the hop starting Saturday to get entered to win a draw for that day.

You will have until the end of the day on Monday to follow the crumb trail AND you NEED to enter a comment on both design team's end blogs for an entry to each giveaway. Please make sure to leave comments on the DT's blogs (you know how much they love comments) just know that those comments will not enter you into the giveaway. The draws are for a $15.00 Gift certificate, one from Prairie Fairy Designs and one from the Paper Temptress. One 15$ GC each for Friday and Saturday.

BOTH DRAW winners will be announced on Tuesday.

PaperTemptress carries many perfect cardstocks to use with digital images so starting on Friday and going all the way thru Monday all cardstock listed under the Digital Paper Category will be 25% off.

Be sure to use the code digital when placing your order to get the discount!

Go and check it out!

Both teams have created some amazing eye candy for you with some Paper Temptress papers and Prairie Fairy digital stamps!

Make sure you go and visit everyone to see their lovely creations!
My project is a box with 4 cards. I am showing just 2 to make this post shorter. The other 2 use the same papers. I used directions from Carla. You can order the directions here. I used all Paper Temptress papers. The ribbon and sayings are SU. I used Prarie Fairy's images Sketchy Bugs & Sketchy Blooms.

Head on over to Debbie's blog to continue the crumb trail.

Orchid Vellum Bristol, Punch Metallic, Sparkle Blanc, Spring Larch Glimmer, Cranberry Brown Bag, Olive Brown Bag, Brown Bag, Basis Brown,

Inks- Distress Ink Antique Linen, SU Rich Razzleberry, Versamark, Distress Ink Vintage Photo