Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Still Waters

Our Daily Bread Designs "Still Waters" stamp set for main image.  Colored with Pencils and added Waterfall Stickles to the water. Spellbinder die to cut and layer image.

Hot Off the Press "Sarabooks Ivory" paper stack.  Queen & Co. Chocolate Delight Pearls.

I made this card last week and the gentleman from our church I made it for died yesterday.

My quilt is coming along pretty good, so neat to watch them come together.

Hope your all enjoying a wonderful day,
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Monday, September 26, 2011


I found this image on the Print Artist CD and it just made me laugh, so I thought it might make for a good preteen card.

Paper is from Sassafras "Count me in" paper pack.

Cut the image and the layered cardstock behind with the Spellbinder Rectangle Deckled die.

Ribbon from a fellow stamper friend and buttons found at the flea market.  I used floss to sew the buttons onto the card.

Our church had our Fall Festival yesterday, we had a few very light sprinkles and a very cool 62 degrees, but everything went very well, we didn't run out of food so that was nice.  We had some new families visit so hopefully they will come back for a service.  This was our first year having a dunking booth and we had a few people that were sweet enough to get into that Cold water on a chilly day.

Starting off the week with a chilly 50 degrees but the Sun in shining bright so that makes it all good :)
Hope you have a sunshine morning to start your day off,
Thanks so much for stopping by,

P.S.   Home shopping network is doing an all day Scrapbooking/crafts day today....

Friday, September 23, 2011

Country style

I needed a card quick, I make cards for my hubby's co workers and he mentioned to me one evening he needed a card for that night, YIKES!  I went in and looked through some clipart images that I had already printed out and found this cute image, the girl this card is for, is a big animal lover... perfect.  It had that country feel to it, so I went right to a Leisure Art book by Karla Dornacher that I had bought at Big Lots that is full of country papers, and found the background paper to go with it.

Earlier that day I had been working on my MIL's quilt and I had this strip laying on my quilt table, so I frayed it a little, tied it into a bow, more country feel :)   Added a sentiment from MSE  stamps set onto a Martha Stewart tag.   The bottom still needed something so I thought of the Martha Stewart fence punch and added that to it also...... So that's how this card came together and my hubby tells me she really liked  it..... so nice when they come together like that.

I took the picture in the evening sunset, that's why the lighting is so weird, it's times like these it would be nice to have a light box.

Another gloomy day today, it started out sunny but now it is cloudy again.   I just hope this Sunday afternoon will be nice, our church is having a Fall Festivals with games, bouncy rides and a dunking booth, topped out with a cook out of Hot dogs over a fire, and I am heading up the food portion so I really don't want to get all the food out there and all of a sudden get hit with a down pour, they are saying 30% chance of rain, so hoping that in the next day or so that will go down or at least it will wait until everyone is done eating.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,
 Have a Wonderful weekend,

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Yep another sketch :)  page 50.

K&co. designer paper.  The cardstock strip in the middle was embossed using the Quickutz Vines folder.
The flower is the Spellbinder Peony, to give it a little bit of dimension I cut between the petals and did some shaping with my stylus. 

Sentiment is from the Fiskar Cameo Ovations stamp set.  I thought it kind of looked like a leaft shape so I stamped it in the middle to go beside the flower, after I had taken the pictures I thought I should have stamped it onto a seperate piece and it would have given it more dimension.

On the flower I used Cosmo cricket and mulberry papers, topped it off with a clear gemstone.
Here is a close up of the flower to see how I cut the petals. I also used the 3 smallest sizes of the dies on the flower.

Update on my progress with my quilt, I have close to half of it cut out, Yea!!!  Then I can get to the fun part of putting it all together, that is my favorite part of quilting is the piecing of it together.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and hope your enjoying a beautiful sunny day :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sunflower Birthday

Yes....Another sketch from Papercrafts Card ideas page 140.

Hero Arts sunflower stamped and colored with Tombow and Prismacolor markers.

K & co. Patterned cardstock, embossed with the Cuttlebug Leafy Branch folder.
Spellbinder Labels 9 die with a Hero Arts sentiment stamp from the Fabulous Birthday set.

The bling on the sentiment was from the same stamp set it came with the set.  I also added a little bit of sparkle pen to the leaves to make them stand out a bit more but you can't see it in the photo.

I went to a stamp store over in St. Louis and found a couple cute stamp sets and one flower die set, can't wait to try them out.

Hope your week is starting off good, we had rain yesterday and this morning but looks like we might be clearing up.

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Friday, September 16, 2011

So sorry

Butterfly stamp from the Inkadinkado Garden delight set, I stamped it onto a piece of designer paper, I think it was an Anna Griffin paper but not sure.
Hero Arts everday sayings for the sentiment, stamped onto a Spellbinder Grommet tags die.
Paper studio heart brads.
I used a sketch from the Papercrafts card ideas magazine page 36.  The Martha Stewart border punch wasn't part of the sketch but I just felt it needed a little more :)

A girl in our bible study lost her dog and was really missing her.

To raise money our Church is having a craft sale sometime in November, I was asked if I could make some cards for them to sell.  I have always just given all my cards away, never sold any so that made me a bit nervous.  I also have a quilt I need to make for my Mother in law for Christmas and we are taking it to her in November so that we don't have to mail it, so I need to spend less time on the computer, so I can get these things done, wish me luck :)

Hope you all enjoy a wonderful weekend, we are off to another of our friends retirement from the Air Force today.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Monkey around

We are getting alot of rain this morning, last night I was awaken to quite the loud bang of thunder, but we really could use the rain.

Todays card is for a preteen boy, they are so hard to make for, I found these dies from a scrapbooking calendar from a few years back and thought it would work well. I popped up the monkey and balloon and mounted them on a Spellbinders Label 8.

Papers are from the Sassafras Count me in pack.  Hero Arts Birthday messages stamp set for sentiment and the punched border is by Martha Stewart Zig Zag punch.

I have spent the last couple of days carpet cleaning and does it ever feel nice to have it all done and clean.  I usually try to do that in the spring time but with my daughter getting married that was put on hold.  Now if I can just get myself to go in my Craft room and organize it now instead of making another card I will be doing good :)

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Sunday, September 11, 2011


I remember 9/11 ten years ago, we were stationed in New Jersey at McGuire AFB, and when we saw it on TV we couldn't believe our eyes.  Our daughter went to school on the base and our first reaction was to go and get her, wondering if they would try to hit bases around the New York area, but the school asked us to leave the kids in school so that it didn't cause panic and worrying to those parents who couldn't come to pick up their kids.  I can't even begin to understand what all the people effected by this had to go through, but I pray for them and their families.  I pray that God will keep us united as we were back then, not against anyone group but united together in helping and loving one another, how quickly that all fades away and that is so sad.  May God also bring peace to those who have lost so much.  Safety to our men and women who fight everyday to keep us safe, all over the world and here at home, I look so forward to the day that they can all come home.

Now to my card, I needed another masculine card and I kind of liked the embossing I did on that last PSX stamp so this time I embossed it in Black.

The background text paper is from K&co.  the orange strip was cut from Spellbinders Curved Rectangles.  Mounted the image onto a kraft piece of cardstock that was inked and distressed.  Sentiment from Hero Arts Birthday messages stamp set.  Black enamel accents added to either side of the sentiment, rounded the corners with my fiskar punch.

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Boys First

Image and Background paper are from a Scrapbooking Calendar.  I added glitter glue to the red dots that were in the corner.
I cut a piece of DCWV dotted paper with my Spellbinder Labels 8 die. Then traced the outside of the label die with pencil on the back of cardstock to get the bottom layer for framing.
Ribbon is from $ store, added a Martha Stewart tag punch with a pin and the #1 is a sticker from Stickopotamus, inked the tag with chalk ink.

Our Ladies Bible study took off the month of August there were so many ladies that were going to be out of town we decided to start up again this past Wednesday.  We are reading a chapter a week of  "Hinds' Feet on High Places" by Hannah Hurnard, it reads as a Fictional novel, was hard for me to get into it at first but looks like it will be an interesting book.

Hope everyone enjoys a Great weekend.  Today we have started off with rain and now it is very cloudy, but we could use the rain, sure hope Texas was able to get some of it.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Covered Bridge

Another sketch from papercrafts card ideas page 146, by Kim Hughes. I don't think I did the shape behind the image as well as the sketch.

Stamp is from PSX, embossed in copper.
Basicgrey Basics white and Basics Kraft paper pads.
Hero Arts All occasion messages for the stamped sentiment.
There wasn't anything on the left side in the sketch but I felt it needed a little something so I added 3 Paper Studio Copper Square brads to it.

Added a bit of inking around the edges of the card too.

The last few days have been just Beautiful, temps in the 70's, this would be great for all year around.

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day

Hope everyone has been enjoying their weekend.  We had a nice treat yesterday afternoon, our daughter and son in law came back into town, and we had a cook out and later went to Orange Leaf, it's a place that sells yogurt ice cream and you pick from many flavors and toppings and you do it all yourself, and they weigh it and you pay 44 cents an ounce.  We knew our daughter would just love it and she ended up going a little crazy with all the choices and had to bring half of it home and put it in our freezer for the next time she comes home.

Todays card uses Miss Elizabeths Gone fishing Vellum stickers I found at the $ store.  I mounted the fish onto Creative Imagination Crackle cardstock stickers tag. That was layered onto Deja Views Butcher block paper, then added to some Corrugated cardboard packaging I had saved. The background Burlap paper was something I got free from some company in the mail wanting me to buy more or something it was awhile ago and I can't remember.

The bait sticker was applied to a round metal tag and I added some old photo ink to the background, added a loopy brad and some twine. mounted the dragonfly sticker onto cardstock and cut out. 
Sentiment stamp is from Hero Arts birthday messages set.

This is another sketch from the Papercrafts card ideas magazine page 70.

When my father in law came to visit us this week he brought the pictures from Amanda's wedding with him and I thought I would share one that I really liked out of the bunch.

I was her matron of honor and her colors were brown and green.

Hope you all have a great day today, hopefully you have the day off, my hubby had to work so no big plans for the day, hopefully some creative time :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, September 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Sis

Today is my oldest Sisters Birthday, I have been so intimadated to color this Northwoods Rubber stamp, sorry I don't know the name of it, I bought it at my LSS and there is no name on it, went on their site and couldn't see it either.  I colored it with pencils and added Eucalyptus, Shabby shutter, Scattered straw, yellow and cinnamon stickles to the leaves on the trees and flowers.  I did the card in a gatefold.

Basic Grey Origins 6x6 paper pack for the background, the tag is also Basic Grey chipboard tag that I added the same paper too and then stamped a Fiskars Cameo Ovations sentiment to it. The green brads are from Making Memories.

Here is how it looks closed, well with a paper clip holding it shut anyway.  I might try using markers the next time I color it and see how that goes, you can't see it very well here but I do like the shimmer the stickles gives to it.

My Father in law surprised us with a visit yesterday, he is on his way to a family reunion of my husbands step mothers side of the family, it's always nice to have family come and visit, always makes you wish you lived closer, but that has been our whole military life living away from family.

Have you heard that Michaels is now selling spellbinders?   Yep when they can keep it in that is.

Two days in a row of over 100 degrees here, but they say all next week we will be below our normal temps and will be in the 70's for our highs, YEAH! now that's my kind of weather :)

Hope you all enjoy a wonderful and safe  Labor day weekend!!!