Saturday, December 22, 2012

Ursula's Candy Cane

This sweet image is from Digi Gardens - Ursula's Candy Cane.  I paper pieced the green on her jacket and hat, colored the reds with my atyouSpica pens, and used Copics on the rest of her. Ribbons and paper from my stash.  I thought she made a cute tag.

Digi Gardens: Challenge Five: Tag You're It

I want to wish all of my blogger friends a very Blessed Christmas with family and friends and a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Ornaments Card

A friend of mine designed this card, and it was one of our projects at a girls stamping night. I finally parted with it this year so had to have a picture and thought I would share. We all bring projects and the results are amazing.  I really  liked the dimension and colors of this card.  All stamps and papers are by Stampin Up.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Bear

                                         Stamps and papers by the former Angel Company

This is one of my all time favorite Christmas cards, I mad this paper pieced bear for a swap while I was with the Angel Company and just really liked this card so thought I would post it.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Mom

                                                       Stamps from Red Rubber Designs

This is the birthday card I made for my amazing mom.  She is a wonderful friend and stamping buddy.  Leaving in a few minutes to run errands and meet my parents for a birthday lunch.  Hoping she won't look at my blog before lunch. Thanks mom for everything!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Chrismas Tree CAS

I made this card at Archivers. Talk about CAS.  You use a triangle punch for the tree's and patterned paper, ribbon for your tree trunk, emboss the saying and stars and you're done!  Talk about fast and cute!  The class was 3 each of 4 different cards, great way to build the pile for Christmas and individualize cards to the recipient.  We also went home with the 6x6 pad of Christmas paper we used on some of the cards. One of them has given me an idea for my main card for next year using a new saying stamp I bought this year and did not use, maybe I'll actually start on them in January ! Please don't hold your breath but at least I have an idea, that is the hard part, the card making is fun and relaxing!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Window Card

This is my main Christmas card this year.  The Church stamp by Our Daily Bread is embossed in Winter Ice.  The window and curtain die cut is also by Our Daily Bread.  I've made a few cards during the year, have some cards from classes I've taken, and cards I've saved over the years that I've made so they are going in the mail this year, time to clear out the stash.   I'll be posting some of those this week, so stay tuned.  Enjoy your Christmas preparations!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

I'm So Sorry

This cutie is I'm So Sorry by My Favorite Things.  I picked her up at a little stamping store in Kimmswick, MO.  Isn't she just the sweetest!  Papers by Amuse and Laura Ashley.  Copics: E00,E02, R20,E33,E55,YR24,Y13,Y17,G82,G94, V01,V12,V15,and C3.  I used my atyouSpica and the shoes but the sparkle does not show up in my pictures. She came with two saying: "I'm So Very Sorry" and "With All My Love".  I sent her to my "chemo lady" so neither saying quite fit so I stamped another saying on the inside.

I appreciate your stopping by to see my creations and appreciate your comments!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Masculine Happy Birthday

I have a friend coming over to visit and do some stamping Friday so need to come up with some cards to make.   This one uses paper  from the pad Rustic Chic from Red Rubber Designs (formerly The Angel Company).  I still have a couple pads of it as it was my favorite!  Happy Birthday stamp is Heartfelt Creations.  Brown paper from Archivers.  This would be a great way to use up scraps!    I think my scalloped strip needs something to make it pop so I may be redoing the picture when an idea pops into my head. A flower, gems??  We shall see.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Happy Halloween all!  This is the card I sent out this year.  The basket is CC Rubber Stamps, pumpkins are by K*I Memories, and the saying by Hero Arts.   I sent these out on Friday and forgot to take a picture, thanks Shirley for scanning yours and sending it to me!  Enjoy the day!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Cattail Pond

This is my favorite scenery digital from Doodle Pantry, I colored it with a mix of KOH-I-NOOR pencils for the small areas and Copics. The window and curtains are a Spellbinders from Our Daily Bread that I could not pass up at the Collinsville Convention this past summer, my Christmas card is planned around it but of course I could not wait until then to use this die cut!

I am entering it in the monthly Doodle Pantry Challenge DPDC 28, lots of amazing designs.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A Boy and His Frog

This Digital Image is from The Digi Garden and I placed him  on a Zig Zag Accordian card, pattern from Technique Junkie's Fancy Folds CD. Pumpkin is k&i Memories. How do you like his overalls?  I used a piece of burlap with Copic Blender fluid to get the burlapy look, I need to experiment with it more, not exactly what I wanted but fun. Denim material is great for the blue jean look.  I have more Halloween cards to show later.  I enter this cutie in:
Digi Garden: Customer Challenge Three: Autumn Colors

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Triple Time Stamp Technique - Girl's Day

Last but not least!! This is Shirley's card.  This is triple time stamp.  You stamp all the white layers (except the saying) at one time and then layer it.  Isn't it gorgeous!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Two Step Stamping - Girl's Day

This is Pat's card, or Patti J. as you may know her.  This is a great technique - Pat does it have a name?  I made this name up.  You stamp with the wrong side of a clear stamp - yes the wrong side, for a solid image.  Then you turn the clear stamp over to the right side and stamp in black and it just pops!!  What a dynamic card! Quick and easy too. Okay now we have the real technique name: Two Step Stamping.  I just love learning new techniques, you can do so much with them.  

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Copic's on Embossing - Girl's Day

This was my mom's card.  We stamped in white pigment ink, embossed with white embossing powder and then colored with Copic Markers.  What a fun technique.  My Mom will be 83 in December and is an awesome stamper (and Mom)!! Thanks for hosting our stamping day at your house mom!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Zig Zag Accordian Card - Girls Stamping Day

Monday was girls day out.  My mom, our friends Shirley and Pat, and I each brought a project to my mom's house who lives in the middle and made the cards, chatted, had lunch and just had a wonderful girls day.  This was my project, a zig zag accordian card, a pattern I got from Technique Junkie's Fancy Folds and Motion Pater Craft CD.  Everyone's project was fabulous.  I will post all of them over the next few days!

Sunday, September 23, 2012


This little bird is precolored by Doodle Pantry.  Their precolored images make a quick and easy card.  Of course I enjoy coloring there regular images too, very relaxing but occasionally a quick easy card is needed or you just want a quickly completed project for that nice feeling.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Kirby Rose

This is Kirby Rose from The Digi Garden.  Her dress, headband and the rose are paper pieced with DCWV the Cafe Mediterranean mat stack and I used this paper for layering also, cardstock is Amuse. Copics: E31,E35,E55, YR24,BG72,YG63,E00,E02,R01, and NO. She was so fun to color and create with!

I entered her in the Digi Garden Challenge 2.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Sunflower Bird

I colored the Sunflower Bird up again and used my scraps from the card below and mounted it on Amuse card stock.  I'm not sure which I like better.  I like the colors of this one but the one below is brighter-more highlights .  Let me know what you think!
I had so much fun coloring up this new digital image "Sunflower Bird" from Maybelle RO  Her designs are just adorable. Papers from DCWV the Cafe Mediterranean matstack.  Copics:W1, B0000, B000, B02, W1,WG63, WG67,Y35, E35,YR24.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Just Saying Hello

This is one of my December (yes December) birthday cards for work.  We have several birthdays at work in December and 5x7 cards are a bit more challenging so I try to make the December ones early. Stamps by Amuse. I'll post another one soon.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Masculine Card

I made this card awhile back but it is one of my favorites.  My husband has been playing a lot of golf so I'm sure it will be going to him.  I used an Angel Co. golf set (not sure if this one mad Red Rubber Designs) and some Stampscapes. I used stipple brushes for all the colors and used torn paper to create the hills. This could be adapted for any scenery or really any type of card.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Girl with Flowers

I bought a paper pack not in my usual colors to challenge myself to use different colors. The background papers are a pack from DCWV the Cafe Mediterranean and the cardstock is Amuse and I scored above the patterned paper every 1/4". The stamp is from, I found it online as a free digi and thought she was cute as could be.   I used Copics E00, E02, R20, BG10, BF72, BG75, C3, C5, C7, Y17, Y15, R22, E35, B000, B93, G24 and YG03.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Evening of Stamping

My good friend stopped for a visit and we spend the afternoon/evening  shopping, stamping talking  before she left this morning to spend  the day today with her son.  These are the projects she brought to make.  You can see them on Shirley's blog: and also on our friend
 Patti's blog:  I think the original ideas were from Pintrest.  Also if you scroll down on my blog we made the Fathers Day card as a birthday card and the Hampton Arts card 3 ways in other colors, I'm sure Shirley will post those.  Fun visit and lots of cards ready to go.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Doodle Pantry DC 25 CAS

This is Doodle Pantry's Plush Panda Color Plus and the background paper that comes with it. Isn't he adorable? And so quick and easy since it is precolored, I just cut it out, matted added  scalloped edges and it's ready to send, could not be more CAS!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July to all and Happy Birthday Dad! For this card I used my new Nestabilities Big Scalloped Circles Large, Fireworks by Inkadinkadoo, saying by Hero Arts. Can you guess what the metal embellishment is on the ribbon?  A simple soda tab!  I thought it worked out well. Enjoy your day, the barbeque with family and friends and the fireworks!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sitting Here Thinking of You

This set Cushioned in Comfort is from A muse Studio.  The card and cardstock used on the chair is also from A muse.  I like that one side of their cardstock is white so no layering with a white piece to stamp your inside saying!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

A Year of Flowers Fourth of July Card

I used Gina K's A Year of Flower's set to make this nontraditional Fourth of July gate fold card. What a fun versatile set this is.  I also bought the book A Year of Flowers, lots of great ideas that you will be seeing as I try them out.  They have a technique for every month, the rose card I posted a few posts back with the sponged circle behind it was from this book. I am sending this card to a chemo patient that I am a card angel for. Let me know what you think of the nontraditional card.  I will post my more traditional card on the fourth (I can't let people see it before I send it to them!)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there, hope your day is wonderful.  The top card is my husband's and the bottom one is for my dad. I hope they enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them!

Saturday, June 9, 2012


 I thought this precolored frog  from Doodle Pantry was adorable.  I felt a little guilty using a precolored  image at first until I made the card , this card was so quick and easy to make, about 5 minutes start to finish.   We all need a few of those!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Hampton Art Stamp 3 Ways

I got this Hampton Arts set a Michael's, only $2.99 before my coupon!  I knew I would be able to use it numerous ways and for many occasions.  These are the first three cards I made with it. All so different.  No greetings on the outside so they can be birthday, get well, anniversary, thinking of you, even a wedding for the pink one if I were to add some lace! I will get a lot of use out of this stamp! I really like the butterflies on the blue card, those are a die cut from Amuse, first time I used those-they will be used a lot! Have a good week and I hope you have some time for stamping!