Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Thank you

Inkadinkado Garden Flowers for flower and sentiment, flower with silver embossing and colored with H2O's.
Teresa Collins Carolina Breeze papers
Spellbinder Classic Ovals Lg and Labels nine
Martha Stewart butterfly punch with Stampendous class A peel stickers
Miss Elizabeth ribbon
Hand stitching

I am off to a sale to try and get two nightstands cheap that I hope to redo, wish me luck in getting them, I will have to show the before and afters if I get them. 

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


There was a challenge on the Our Daily Bread design blog to do a card that wasn't the normal A2, rectangle or square card, so I decided to do another round card.

I won a free set of stamps and also won a $15 off of a set of stamps through ODBD, so now I have more stamps I can play along in the challenges :)

This stamp set is called Porch and it has some great verses to go along with this image.  I couldn't figure out a way to put the verse on the outside so I put it on the inside, I chose He restores my soul Psalm 23:3.  The image was colored with distress inks, except for the coffee cup and the flowers and leaves on the blue pillow which were markers. The image has foam tape under it.

I cut the shape with my Spellbinder Eyelet Circles die and then used my circle die to cut out the K&co. paper behind the image.

Martha Stewart seam binding, and Heidi Swapp bling.

The card shape idea came from Card Ideas for paper crafters Magazine page 16.  Cut two eyelet circles, cut off the edge and use my score pal to score 1/2 inch so that it could open and then used my score tape to hold the card together.

I was worried with the way the image hangs over the card if it would stand up but it does :)

Hope your having a good week so far,
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Monday, February 27, 2012


There are a group of Ladies that I got to know when I first started making cards and one of them gave us a challenge to stamp around a shape and then emboss it and this is the card I ended up with.

I first cut a rectangle shape out, stamped the Hero Arts Leaf cluster stamp all around the edges, stamped the sentiment form Inkadinkado Garden Flowers stamp set, then I cut that out using the Spellbinder Labels Eight die.
Cuttlebug Victoria Embossing folder
Heidi Swapp Bling

Yesterday was nice so we grilled out hamburgers for dinner, I love those days that you can grill out :)

Wishing you a Wonderful week ahead,
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Friday, February 24, 2012

Blown away

Yep we are getting high winds today, I was awaken at 5am with the sound of rushing winds and it gets lighter every now and then but it just makes you cold listening to it blowing.  Our family in Michigan is getting hit with snow right now, so I am just thankful we don't have that on top of all this wind.

The main panel is all stamping using  Martha Stewart stamps from the Heart & Flower clear stamp set
Leaves are stamped with Autumn leaves - mini leaves set
Cinnamon Stickles were added to the centers of the flowers
October Afternoon Schoolhouse papers
My Sentiments Exactly- Thinking of you stamp set
Spellbinder Ribbon tags trio die
American Craft ribbon
Marth Stewart border punch
Making Memories buttons

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Hope you have a Great weekend and don't get blown away,

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Deepest Sympathy

This is for a male co-worker of my husbands who lost his Mom.  So I didn't want it to be too much.

My inspiration for this card was one done by Kimberly crawford in Stamp it cards vol. 8 page 13.

Background stamp Inkadinkado using Memento Desert sand ink
Stampendous Sincere sentiments stamp set
Image is Stampin up  Of the earth set

Hope your all enjoying a good week, it is partly sunny this morning, got to love that :)

Wishing everyone a good start to Lent with Ash Wednsday today, as we reflect over the next few weeks all that our Lord and Savior has done for us.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Just Rite Birthday

Just Rite Birthday Celebrations- colored with markers- popped up the middle section
Spellbinder Circles dies
Basic Grey Two scoop papers
Die-namics Prima Donna petals
Darcie Gem (flower center)
McGill Designer pine punch
Martha Stewart border punch
Brown strip is cardstock

I thought I would share another pic of Peanut, whenever she gets a bath I also wash all her blankets and the poor girl was shivering so I got out the electric heater so she could get warm, she was so bummed when I took it away after her blanket dried.... that is until she realized her blanket was nice and warm from the dryer :)

It has been a busy weekend but a fun one too! 
Hope your able to have a long weekend filled with some creating :)

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Glittered Tree

Martha Stewart Glittered Botanical Card Kit was used for the tree.  This was very time consuming to cut away just the branch and trunk of the tree so that I could do that with brown glitter and then the leaves to get the green, but I like the affect instead of just having it all green or all brown.  Yes I am still finding glitter from this project!

BasicGrey Porcelain paper for the top half
Brown cardstock was embossed using a Sizzix embossing folder, sorry I don't have the name of it.
Spellbinder Labels 4 (sentiment tag)
K&co. Card Quotes sticker pad for sentiment
Making Memories leaf brads

We had a great visit with the kids, of course it went by way too quickly, but she assured me that she would be seeing me next month for my birthday :)

Hope you all enjoy a wonderful weekend, and are able to get some creating done.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Heartfelt creations stamp colored with pencils
Stickles on the water
Spellbinder Classic Oval lg die
Martha Stewart border punch
Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes Embossing Folder
DCWV Rustic Stack paper
Cuttlebug Sliders die (cut off the bottom slider)
Martha Stewart Twill tape w/floss
Liquid Pearls in Platinum pearl

My daughter is coming down tomorrow for the afternoon and evening, I can't wait to see her, it's only been a month and a half but it seems so much longer since I have seen her.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day

Well I forgot about posting the valentines for my hubby when I said the other day that I had posted the last valentines card.  Here are the ones we gave to each other this morning.

Here is a close up of the one I made

BasicGrey Two Scoops paper, used the distress tool on it
Comotion Rubber Stamps-cupid with arrow, colored with markers
Vintage Photo Distress ink for all the edges
punched hearts with handwritting, popped up
Faux stitching

Greg made this during his break at work, cut everything out from a co-workers magazine, except for the big heart at the base he said that was the inside of a chip bag, his co-workers thought he had gone crazy when he was cleaning out the inside of the chip bag :)

Hope you all enjoy a great day with your loved ones :)
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Monday, February 13, 2012

Flower get well

Hero Arts Silhouette Flowers stamp onto
Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby papers
Spellbinder Square die
Martha Stewart Border punch
Inkadinkado Greetings stamp on tag
Background paper from DCWV Rustic Stack
Gems for flower centers

I thought I would share a picture I took of Peanut (our dog) and Anna (our cat we brought back from England) that I took last week on a sunny morning.  They sure love laying in the sun.  Our other cat Jip always hangs out in the bedroom after her breakfast and a little loving from Mom.

Well we are being told that starting around noon today we should start getting measureable snowfall, no more dustings.  I told my husband since he has been wanting it I will leave it for him to shovel :)

I started on a card yesterday but just have kind of an idea, other than that no other creating this weekend, we can't have too many more of that.  Hope you all enjoyed a wonderful weekend.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Birthday Circle

Started off with a Spellbinder Big Scalloped circle and Circles Lg dies
Cosmo Cricket Papers
Inkadinkado Butterflies and Birds inchie stamps and Flourishes Greetings on scraps of papers
Punched out with Marvy Square punch
Lace I found at a store while on vacation
Sizzix Leaf die
EK Success flowers, molded with embossing stylus
Sunshine Yellow Flower soft for the flower centers

We had a trace more of snow but the sun is out today shinning brightly so hopefully it will be all melted soon.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend,
Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Be Mine

This is my last Valentines card for this year.

Cricut Simply Charmed Cartridge
K& co. Classic K Bailey paper
Martha Stewart Beaded Arcs Border punch
Fashion Bead Paint for the little hearts on the background

We had a little dusting of snow last night mixed with sleet, but thank goodness the roads were ok.  Since we have had such a mild winter I am waiting to get hit with a big storm.
Hope your all staying warm and able to create!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Monday, February 6, 2012

Owl always love you

Cricut  Hoot ' n ' Holler Cartridge for Owl, Branch and Sentiment.
Hand cut speech bubble
Colorbok paper

I was determined to get more use out of my Cricut this year and have managed to use it quite a few times already :)  Now if I could keep myself to buying any more supplies and just use what I have I will be alright.  With all the new goodies coming out from CHA that may be too hard to do.

We are enjoying our last nice day for awhile, pretty sunshine and in the 50's but they say we will get into the 30's for the end of the week.  Hope you are all enjoying a nice start to your week.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Friday, February 3, 2012

Happy Birthday Dad

Today is my Dad's Birthday!!  These are the days that I wish we lived closer to family, My sisters and brothers are getting together with Dad tomorrow to celebrate!

I bought this Impression Obsession stamp a long time ago, called Newsprint, I loved the crinkle look of it so I added some more distressing to it.

The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread designs, Happy Birthday stamp set, which I won a $15 gift certificate from them a little while back and this is the set I bought.

It needed a little extra so I added a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Sprocket gear, and a couple photo turns that I am not sure of the maker.

The base was made from a piece of DCWV Old World paper, I love how thick that paper pack is.  This card is big it measures 6x6, I think the next time I use this stamp I may have to use parts of it if I want to put it on a smaller card :)

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend,

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Love you a Latte

Cricut "Just Because" Cards cartridge for pot and sentiment.
Spellbinder oval die for the mat for the pot
Studio G Stamp hearts (steam)
Colorbok paper

Another Beautiful day today, it is going to be hard when winter temps come back after having so many lovely days, but I will take them :)

Hope your all enjoying a nice week too,
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,