Friday, November 28, 2014

Birthday Girl

My great niece is turning 2 next week, she is the most adorable little girl and has so many faces she makes.  Hope she likes this little guy.  I used a bit of my blender pen to try and give parts of him the look of texture.

North Coast creations -- Birthday Murphy stamp, colored w/markers
Carta bella -- Alphabet  Junction paper
Spellbinders -- Peony die
Martha Stewart -- border punch
SRM -- happy birthday sticker sentiment
Stickles -- diamond
Miss Elizabeth-- ribbon
Darcie -- sequins

I am behind on my cardmaking, I need 4 more birthday cards this next week and Christmas cards, guess I better get back to it :)

Hope you all have a very nice weekend.
Thanks so much for taking the time out to stop by,


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Winter Birthday

Here is another stamp I purchased at the LSS yard sale.  I love getting these stamps at discount prices :) It is a big stamp, this card measures 5x7.

This girlfriend is in my Daniel plan group and my ladies craft night group and she saves all my cards.

Northwoods rubber stamps-- 2009, colored w/markers
Stickles -- frosted lace (on top of bird houses for sparkle in the snow)
Colorbok -- Rosewood paper
Spellbinders -- Labels 29 and Exquiste Labels 11
Enamel accents -- white
Recollections -- wooden bird, colored w/ weathered wood distress stain
Offray ribbon

I am sure you have probably heard on the news that the decision came down from the grand jury that the officer is not being charged in the Michael Brown case.  There is such turmoil now in the St. Louis area, so many people are now out of jobs because of the looting and burning of business's.  Will you join me in praying that the people doing this damage will stop and find another way of peacefully getting their message across.  So far in our area all seems to be ok, all protest have been peaceful.

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving, I am very Thankful for all the blessings God has poured onto me, wonderful family, great friends and I am thankful for those of you that I have met through this blog and feel I have come to know, such a great way to make new friends.

Thanks for stopping by,


Monday, November 24, 2014

Northwoods wreath

I found this stamp at my LSS yard sale and I thought it would make a pretty wreath for cards, you could color it depending on the season or the favorite colors the person you are making it for likes.  I colored it with markers and then added wink of stella to some of the berries, thinking it was clear like the packaging said but it ended up being silver.  It was fussy cut too.

Northwoods Rubber Stamps-- 2010, colored with markers and fussy cut
Distress cardstock
Cuttlebug -- Textile embossing folder, sanded
Spellbinders -- Ribbon banners
Martha Stewart -- Embroidery punch

We had a rainy weekend but the temps were warmer, now we are headed back to winter temps again. We are decorating the church for the advent season tonight so it will be already for Sunday.

Hope you are having a good start to your week,
Thanks so much for stopping by,


Friday, November 21, 2014

Using scraps

Since I do a lot of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 cards, and use 6x6 paper pads I have some strips left over and I decided to use some of those strips to make a card.

I have done inking on all the strips before adding them to the card base.  All the scraps are from the same paper pack.

My mind's eye -- the sweetest thing
Technique Tuesday -- Happy Birthday stamp set
Craft a roo -- clear rhinestones
Paper doily cut in half
Offray ribbon
Impression Obsessions -- spiral flowers
Foof-a-la -- buttons

It is a cold day here so we are heading to the gym for a work out.
Hope you all enjoy a great weekend,
Thanks so much for taking the time out to stop by,


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Super #1

My nephew and his wife are having a super hero birthday party for their son next week so I broke out this stamp set to make his card.  For a first birthday I like to do a bit more baby like card but since this was my only stamp for that theme, we went with an older looking card.  The only number die set I have the number one looks like a "l", so I am hoping they realize that is suppose to be a #1.

Fun stampers Journey -- superhero's stamp set, colored w/markers
Crate paper -- little boy blue paper
DCWV -- mat stack brights cardstock
Spellbinders -- A2 matting basics A&B dies
Taylored Expressions -- Whimsy #s die
cardboard die cut star

A big thank you to all who let me know that the stamp set I used in the last post was from Stampendous, Pam even found it and shared a link :)

We will be warming up this weekend, there is rain in the forecast each day but at least it won't be snow. I am hoping for a day without rain and a little warmer soon so we can put up the Christmas lights outside.

Hope you all are having a good week,
Thanks so much for stopping by,

Monday, November 17, 2014

Swinging by

If anyone knows the maker of this stamp set, I would appreciate letting me know.  At my LSS they had a yard sale recently and someone was selling a bunch of stamp sets with these images but there was no name on them (no original packaging) the letters and numbers below was all that was on the stamp set.  After getting it home I realized this was meant to be a Love set but I just put a different message inside to be a birthday card for my great nephew.

I hand cut around the image so I could use some pop dots to lift it up, shading on the background with distress inks for the ground.

SSC 160 - STM 2007 for image and sentiment, colored with markers
DCWV -- Earth prints paper and cardstack pack
Fiskars -- cloud punch

We ended up getting over 2 inches of snow, Peanut is not thrilled at all about it, she has taken to going to the bathroom on our back deck so she doesn't have to go out in the snow, at her age of 14 I can't hardly blame her.

Hope you all doing well with all this crazy weather, we are hitting all time records here of most snow and cold for this time of year.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Cathymac's Inspiration

I started following Cathy after seeing her work on Our daily bread design blog, she is on their design team and she does beautiful work.  Here is the card that I used for my inspiration card today.  I changed it up just a bit but same idea.  The flower I had already made that was left over from another project and thought it worked perfectly here.  Also I have two different papers but they match so well you can hardly tell, so I cut a strip of the cardstock to break them up.

JustRite -- Birthday celebration stamp set, colored w/distress markers, spun sugar and broken china
BasicGrey -- Lilykate papers
Spellbinders -- rose creation die
Sizzix -- scribbles swirls die
Pearl pen -- salmon

I didn't notice until looking at it now that the sentiment looks a bit crocked, I wonder why I didn't notice that before.

Check out Cathy's blog and you will get all kinds of inspiration.

Wow can you believe how much of the country is being hit with all this cold weather and snow.  We are suppose to get some snow starting this afternoon, only a couple of inches but when we are suppose to be in the 50's at this time of year this is crazy. Hope everyone stays safe and warm.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and visit,
Have a wonderful weekend,


Thursday, November 13, 2014


This will probably be my last fall type card, I really need to start making Christmas cards but I don't want to give up on Autumn even though the temperature is telling me it is time to :(

I added some glitter pen to my flowers but try as I may I just couldn't see it in any of the pictures I took.

Great Impressions -- H 230 S  colored with markers
Spellbinders -- Marvelous Squares
Gina K -- tag lines stamp (sentiment)
Burlap with Button, the button was hand sewn on to keep the burlap in place
Queen &co. -- Sunflower yellow rhinestones
Kraft paper

I just realized I forgot to write down the paper pack I used for the designer paper, if you are interested just let me know and I will look it up.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and taking the time to comment, I really appreciate it, Have a great day,


Monday, November 10, 2014

Vellum Flowers

My sister sent me some rub on flowers and I was in need of a teenage card so I thought they would work nicely.... well they ended up being all dried up and wouldn't rub on anymore, that made me think about my rubons and wondered if they would still work.  I was thinking of these flowers, thought they were rubons but they ended up being Vellum stickers, but I used them anyway because I thought they would be good for a teen card.

Stickopotomus -- vellum stickers
Spellbinders -- A2 curved borders one
Stamps of life -- standup 4 sentiments
Distress ink -- mustard seed
Pink Paislee -- London market paper
Queen & co. -- baby blue rhinestones
Studio 18 -- Autumn days acrylic gems (leaf)

Well it looks like most of the country is going to be hit by this cold wave coming down from Canada.  We had a beautiful day today and I sure enjoyed it knowing that we are going to be having very cold weather for at least the next week or more.  Tomorrow it is suppose to rain also, sounds like a good day to lock myself in my craft room and make cards :)

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to let me know what you think,


Friday, November 7, 2014

Embossed Autumn

My last card I made for the church sale, sorry I have no name for this embossing folder, but it is by Sizzix.  I have cut it down a little on the left side to fit on my card. Once again I inked the folder so that the background was all green, the coloring of the raised areas were done with chalks.

Oh my I know already I am not ready for winter we had temps in the 40's yesterday and with the wind chill it felt like in the 30's, I only made it around our big block which took 13 minutes to walk, and I told Greg if he wants to go further fine but I was heading back home, we are going to try and figure out what else we will be doing on those days that it is just to cold to walk this winter.

Hope you all enjoy a great weekend,
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Autumn cards

I think I love making Autumn cards the most because I love this time of year :)

My girlfriend that had done cardmaking in the past but decided not to do it anymore gave me some blank cards and in that package were some papers that she had started but never did anything with, on the first card she had added the sentiment to the paper but never did anymore so I just used that piece and added a flower and leaf.

Spellbinders-- Delicate Asters, foliage and fall foliage dies
Stickles -- vinage photo

My next card I stamped some on the background and stamped the leaves on separate papers, colored them with markers and hand cut them and gave them some dimension.

Stampin up leaves set from 1997, sorry I don't have the name of the set
K&co. paper

Things have been quite busy around here once again, as you can tell by the time between postings but I hope to keep on track from here.

Hope your week is going well and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and let me know what you think, so good hearing from you,


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Owl always Love you

I am feeling really bad because I didn't have anything to post on the 15th because that was the day I came home from vacation and didn't have anything prepared for in advance, so I thought well I will just start up again in November, missing one inspiration post in a hole year isn't bad, well yes you guessed it I didn't have anything ready for yesterday's post either.  I don't want to make promises but I will really try and hit the November 15th post.

Today I am sharing the card I made for my Hubby for our anniversary.  First I must say whenever someone is giving away a digital stamp or image I always save it in a folder with the name of the blog or person I received it from.  I had this picture in my Hero Arts folder and on the sheet that prints out it says Hero Arts,com but going back and looking on their blog and Shopping site I could not find a link to free digital images so maybe this was a one time download but if I happen to miss something and you really like this image you can go see if you have better eyes then myself and maybe you can find it.

I was going to put them on a branch but that would have covered up the sentiment so instead I made a wreath for them to be inside.

Hero Arts -- digital image, colored with markers
Impression Obsessions-- pumpkin patch, oak leaves & rake dies
Martha Stewart -- leaf punch
DCWV -- Wild Splendor paper pack
Hot off the press -- Dazzles, black jewel stickers

Hope you all have enjoyed your weekend and the week ahead holds much happiness,
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,