Monday, January 30, 2012


I thought this one would be cute to give to a little girl.
Papers are from Colorbok
Heart Doily--Hallmark
Flower, Rub on sentiment and metal heart sticker --Colorbok
American Crafters Ribbon
Spellbinder Tags die

Wow today is suppose to get up to 62 degrees, spring like temps, I will have to try and get some more things done outside.... our poor plants don't know if they should be budding or what.

Hope you all enjoyed a nice weekend and that the week ahead is a very good one!

Saturday, January 28, 2012


I was busy the last couple of days, managed to make 5 Valentine cards to take to our church sale tomorrow.

Studio G image and sentiment stamps, the image was stamped onto Tim Holtz Vintage shabby paper.
Spellbinder Circle, Floral doily motifs and Foliage dies.
Base paper, button and big flower are from Colorbok
two small flowers are from Wilton (think I found those at the $ store)

Beautiful sunny day today, hopefully we can get out again for another walk, yesterday was a bit gloomy but the wind wasn't blowing so it was a more enjoyable walk yesterday.  Poor Peanut must be having problems because she was all excited to go when we got back, so we took her out but she didn't make it very far, stopped and turned around to go back home.

Hope your enjoying a wonderful weekend,
Thanks so much for stopping by,

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy Birthday to you

Susan Branch Birthday Treats Stickers for Image and sentiment.
Spellbinder Classic Oval large, Labels 9 and Ribbon Banner dies
Martha Stewart Border punch
Making Memories Ribbon and cord in the button which is from Foof-a-la

The paper was in my scrap pile and I didn't write a name on the back, but I thought it went perfect with this image.

We have another sale at the church this Sunday and the money will go towards those in need, and I haven't done any cards yet, thinking maybe trying my hand at some Valentine cards, so I hope to get some done this weekend.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Fun Birthday

The image is a Dimple Street Gang sticker,Mounted onto Spellbinder Square and Lg Classic Inverted dies
K & co. Birthday & Celebrate sticker for the sentiment, onto a Spellbinder Ribbon Tags Trio tag
Ric Rac was from a RAK from Ivanka
Sassafras Apple Jack paper pack

Gloomy, rainy day today, we are at 36 degrees so as long as it doesn't go any colder we should avoid getting the snow or worse yet freezing rain, I have Ladies bible study tonight so hoping it doesn't get bad.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by, and I really appreciate the comments,

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Solid Rock

No I did not color this image, for my daily calendar this year I bought Thomas Kinkade's and used this Split rock light image.  A man at church fell off of a 12 foot ladder and was hospitalized for quite some time and is still recovering at home, so I thought this was a good image for the occassion.

I made a frame for the image using Spellbinders Labels 8 die, this was my first attempt at making a frame using two dies.

The paper is K&co.

The sentiment is a Pebbles Inc. Rub on.  Martha Stewart border punch was used on the end of the tag.

Beautiful, sunny day today, have taken the dog on a short walk, she must be hurting today she couldn't make it very far.

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

Monday, January 23, 2012


Robotz Cricut Cartridge

Hero Arts Birthday message stamp set for balloons which I popped up

Sassafras Count me in paper

Busy morning and when I sat down for lunch I watched Downton Abby that I had on my DVR from last night.  Is anyone else watching that Series on PBS....  I really get all wrapped up in the characters, love these series!

Well back to some blogging and then to work.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Mailing Letters

When I saw this stamp from Stampavie - Tina Wenke - Mailing letters, I thought this would be great for any occasion that you want to say your sending wishes.  This one went to a lady in our Bible study group that has really bad pain in her hip, sending get well wishes.

I colored the image with markers, I really need some good ones, I am using ones that my husband gave me that he used for his drawings and they are starting to go dry, but I just can't afford those copics, may have to invest in a good set of colored pencils.

Spellbinder Square and Lacy Square dies

Die Namics Prima Donna Petals die

Memory box  Elegant scrollwork die

K&co. Blue Awning paper

We had freezing rain yesterday, shut down some roads in St. Louis they were saying last night, the commute was quite crazy after work yesterday, thankfully we didn't have to go out in it.  I hope if you are from the East Coast and Chicago area that you are able to dig out from all the snow you recieved.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by,

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Take it easy

Stampabilities Hammock/Hibernation stamp, colored with pencils, shading with distress ink
Image was cut using a Fiskar rotary cutter with deckle blade
Spellbinder Grommet tags die
Hero Arts Fabulous Birthday stamp set, shading with distress ink
K&co. Classic K Bailey paper
EK Success Corner punch

The past 3 cards I posted were all nephews and nephew in law that were born on the same day, but years apart.

Have you been checking out the new Spellbinders coming out at CHA the end of this month?  My favorite is the Romantic Rectangles.  Do you have one that you aren't going to be able to live without?

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


I can't remember if this is called reflection technique or not, but I tried this a few months ago and ended up doing something else for the person and just came across it again the other day.

The stamp is from Stampin up, I colored it using Distress inks and shading with distress inks, the paper really curled when I did this, may have used a bit too much water with it on the sky and water.

DCWV Tattered Time paper pack
Hero Arts Birthday messages stamp sentiment onto a ticket from the same DCWV paper pack. Used a paper clip to attach it.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


My nephew is a big outdoors guy, he has land that he hunts deer for his family and friends.

The paper is from HOTP  Sarabooks Ivory papers.

Hot off the press Dazzles- Great outdoors sticker set, I love how these look like embossing.
Very quick card.

We had a big storm go through last night, thunder, lightening, hail, rain, tornado warnings, just crazy weather for January.  Now the temps are dropping quickly, I woke up to it being 48 degrees and now it is 37.

Hope if you were in the line of any of these storms you made it through ok.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,

Monday, January 16, 2012


The bike is made from the Cricut Just Because cards cartridge, tree is from Cricut Stretch your imagination cartridge.

Fiskar Grass border punch. Two different green cardstocks

Sky paper is from the DCWV travel scrapbook kit in a stack paper pack

Sentiment and flowers are from the Hero Arts Birthday messages stamp set.

Now that I look at it I should have added something more to the grass bit, it just looks to plain to me.  I guess that is what I get for making my cards just in enough time to get them out in the mail, if they laid around for a day or so I might realize that before sending them, well hopefully my great neice thought it was neat.

The temperature says 50, but it doesn't feel like it, with the clouds it just makes it feel like a cooler day, but I am not complaining.

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

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Floral Doily

I used a technique that I saw on the spellbinder blog the other day were you stamp while your die is still on the paper after you have cut and embossed it.  I stamped using Memento's green ink and then colored it in with my copics.

Spellbinder circle and Floral Doily Motifs dies.

Inkadinkado Beauty stems from here stamp set for the image and Inkadinkado Greetings and salutaions for the sentiment. 

Sakura Gelly roll pen in Pink star on the flower centers.

Basic Grey  Porcelain papers

K&co. Paper ribbon.

Fiskar corner rounder punch

It is still cold today but the sun is shining brightly and that is always a good thing :)
Hope you all enjoy a wonderful weekend,
Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by,

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Decided to finally try making some flowers using the Fiskar border punch, the scoring was done on Martha Stewart scoreboard at every 1/4 inch.  I didn't write down the sizes of the strips of papers I used but I did use three different sizes, on the cream one at the top I also used some Gold Mist spray to give it a bit more color.

Buttons are from flea market
Sizzix leaf die that has been cut up
Paper Doily
DCWV Rustic Stack paper
Impression Obsession sentiment II stamp set
String from LSS
gem on the bow

Well we are getting hit with snow, not that much but my Husband said that there were cars in the ditches this morning and that the traffic was really backed up.  Wish I didn't have running around that needed to get done, think I will wait and let my husband drive :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Wrought Iron

Memory box die- Wrought iron fence
hand stitched stems
Sizzix leaf die, cut up
Forever in time Buttons, Me & my big ideas gems for flower centers
Martha Stewart Butterflies w/ stampendous class a peel stickers
Paper co. cardstock
Fiskar cloud punch w/ copic shading on bottom
Impression obsession sentiment stamp

I didn't want the sentiment to be too dark on the cloud but I think I may have went to light.

Going to craft night with the girls, need to get something around, last week I finished a cross-stitching to go on a card, don't know who it will go to yet.

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Monday, January 9, 2012

Banner Birthday

I can't find the paper were I wrote down all the details about this card, so maybe I didn't write anything out at all.

I believe this paper is from a $ store paper pack.
The Banner was made using the Hero arts banner stamps, onto paper I had in my scraps pile. 
The silver embellishments are  stickers.
The #8 is also a sticker.

Yesterday I finally put away all my Christmas decorations, I have a collection of snowmen that I put out for the month of January and I almost have that just like I want it.  I like having a transition from all the christmas decorations into winter theme decorations, if I didn't have that it would be just to bare for me.  My cats so enjoyed sleeping under the Christmas tree so they are a bit bummed.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend and that the week ahead is a good one too!
Thanks so much for stopping by,

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Stitched Pillow

I made this pillow for my girlfriend. I tea dyed the muslin before stitching. I drew out the image on paper then taped it to my light box, put the muslin over it and taped that down and went over the lines with a pencil.  Then I stitched in different DMC colors of floss, using backstitch and french knots for the berries.  The date is when they were married.  I tried to sketch their farm house, I was going to try and draw their horses around the fence part but decided they wouldn't look like horses so I might as well leave them out.

I was going for that country/folkart feel to this.

We had Beautiful weather yesterday, broke our record for high temps, sounds like most of the country did.  We took down our Christmas lights and decorations outside and took a walk.  My hubby mowed the back yard while I took down decorations in the house and then we grilled out for supper.... I just love it when we can get a nice break from winter :)

Wishing you all a Lovely weekend,

Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy 5th Birthday

Thank you Ladies for all your kind support of my dealing with my daughter growing up and away.  It is so neat to see them turn into great Adults but you still miss that little girl you had that was all yours :)

Today's card is for my great nephew who turned 5.

The image is from Print Artist CD.
Framed with Spellbinder Deckle Rectangle die
Sentiment stamp from My Sentiments Exactly, it is allready in that shape so I just cut along the shape.
Sassafras Count me in paper pack
Cut the circle using Spellbinders Circle die to high light the 5 under the image.

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Hope you have a Wonderful weekend,

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Shape Card

Spellbinder Curved Rectangles Dies
Cuttlebug Floral Screen Embossing folder for middle layer
My Minds Eye paper
Sentiment stamp from Inkadinkado Greetings stamp set
Swiss Dot embossing folder on the Tattered Floral Flowers
McGill pine punch

The kids had to head back home yesterday, both of them had to go back to work today, the house always seems so quiet after they leave.  Loved hearing my daughters laughter she is a happy girl and that makes her Momma very happy too :)  Just before they were leaving they were in the bed room packing up their things and I could hear her laughing and I said Oh I want to remember that laugh and then I broke down and cried, guess I am still getting use to her being on her own.

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Hope your new year is starting off well,

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Get Well

I can't remember the techniques name but I was positive I saw this on Beate's Blog but for the life of me I can't find it and  I can't remember it's name, but you cut the outside of the image and then place the spellbinder die so that you cut around it..... don't know if you understood that at all, so I will just have to show you my results, first time trying the technique so I didn't go all out, will have to try it again sometime going a bit bigger.

Inkadinkado Bird Assortment stamp set (see how the flower on the right has been cut around so it hangs outside the framing.
Broken China stickles on the flowers
Labels Nine Spellbinder die
DCWV Linen Closet paper
Offray Ribbon

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year!

Yes I know I am a day late with the New Year wishes but it was a very busy day yesterday.
Hope you all had a good weekend and the year ahead will bring you much blessings!

Hero Arts Birthday wishes stamp set, (cake and definition at the bottom) colored with markers and stickles on the flames
K&co. paper
Forever in time gemstones on the cake

It is a chilly one this morning 29 degrees at almost 8am, still windy but not as bad as yesterday.  Everything was blowing away outside.

Hope your all staying warm,
Thanks so much for stopping by,