Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New Baby Stand up Card

This will be short and sweet because I have not even started my Christmas cards for this year. Please let's not even talk about the shopping........not finished. Okay back to the card I love stand up cards I think it gives the receiver another option of what to do with your card besides put it in a box. Now your cards can be displayed like a work of art. This card was done for a new baby I think it would be adorable in the baby's room. Besides using a photo of the parents I also found a sweet little girl poem to place at the bottom. Okay I gotta run a ton of things to do.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Countdown to Christmas

Time is moving so fast I can't believe it is Dec. already of course this is from a adults point of view to a child this time of year takes forever to come. That is why I made my nephew a countdown calendar box. I bought a premade box from Archivers used some pattern paper and stickers to decorate added penny candy ,small toys,change and stickers inside the drawers easy peasy. Hopefully this will make each days wait for Santa a little bit more fun.

Monday, November 23, 2009

1 image 2 Cards

I cannot believe it has been a month since my last post!!! That means I really need to get organized and on a schedule. Well for those of you that have hung in there during my absence I have 2 cards to share with you. I am really trying to use my stamps in different ways in order to get more use out of them and to help me increase my stash of cards which I never seem to be able to do. I would love to just be able to pull a card from my stash when I or someone else ask me for a card. The image I used for todays cards are from Mo Manning at www.digitalpenciltoo.com she has the most adorable digi stamps. This little fellow I used for two birthday cards. The first one was for a friend turning 50 the inside reads "I don't have a clue to who stole your youth but I am on the case because they stole mine too". Now just by changing the clues on the ground to words I made another birthday card. The inside of this cards reads" I have searched high and low and I can't find the words to wish you the best birthday ever". I really need to do this with more of my stamps to get more use out of them and save me some money by not always thinking I need new stamps. Hope you enjoyed todays cards and will try to get more use from your stamps too.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Alex's Airport Invites

My nephew will be celebrating his 4th birthday next month. The party will be held at the airport the kids will get a tour of the airport and go up to the observation deck. I made a pocket card and made the insert like a boarding pass with all of the party info. Well that is it for today just a quick post thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Magnolia stand up card

This was such a fun card to make I know I will be doing more. If you have not checked out the www.magnolia-licioushighlights.blogspot.com blog this month click over and check out this months challenge. They have this fun stand up card that really lets your receiver show off your work. Although it is a stand up card it lays flat(forgot to take a picture of it flat sorry) but it looks just like a regular card. I used the only Magnolia image I have that was actually sent to me in a swap so it is actually a image someone else stamped for me. I am putting these cute adorable stamps at the top of my WANT list. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Monster Truck

Okay little boys cards are fun unlike male cards. This card is for a little boy Zeke turning 6 who is a big Monster Truck fan. The image is from Dustin Pikes digital images he has a lot of fun digital images for kids cards. I used some textured paint in sand at the bottom of the card to get that sandy dirty feel and look. Used my Bic Mark its to color the image.The embosing is from a cuttle bug folder I think it is a herringbone or weave folder but I think it makes great tire marks. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mojo Rush 104

Not much time to play today I have class but this was a fun sketch and came together easily with my DCWV paper and a coluzzle circle template. Thanks for stopping by can't wait to see what everyone else does.

Monday, September 7, 2009

2 sketches

I can't believe it is Labor Day and I actually got 2 sketches done. The first is Mojo Mondays 103 and the second is from My time, My creations My stampendence. For the Mojo sketch I used a new stamp I got at my Michaels taking advantage of my 50% off coupon. The second sketch for Laurens blog I used a digital image. I hope you enjoy them both but I have to go get some chow now I can smell the grill mmmmmmmm.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Lavender Wedding

Well I have not posted in awhile so I have lots of catching up to do. First let me thank Rachel for giving me the Kreativ Blogger award please stop over and see her wonderful blog http://gingerbreadgallery.blogspot.com/.
Now for my cards I was asked to make some wedding cards in shades of purple and lavender and one person wanted a photo of the bride and groom on the card so here are a few I came up with.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Two Cards

Well today I have two new cards to share with you and then I have to run and do errands before the thunderstorms hit. The first card is for Lauren's blog we had a inspiration piece to use that was aprons hanging on the line. I wanted to make a card that used those colors along with the feeling of being light and airy.You can see the inspiration piece here When I finished with my card I felt something was missing........it was layers I always have layers on my cards although I love simple cards I am a pile it on type person.
I was so honored that last week I was one of the top five picked by Lauren to be featured on her blog(nothing like a pat on the back to get the creative juices flowing) You can see that card here. the card recipe is Owl $1.99 stamp from Archivers, Punched Flowers from paper I stamped and some Autum leaves flourish stamps.

Mojo 99

Now this sketch has what I like a lot of layers I used all scrap paper out of my stash and a $1.00 stamp oh! I can't forget my CB folder. That's it a quick easy card thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


I did this card for Splitcoast sketch challenge this week. I used one of the new CB folders and a stamp from the hot spot at Archivers. I was surprised what a clean crisp stamp you could get from this clear stamp .(sorry can't remember the company). I used my Bic makers to color the image . If you are in love with copics or just want to try them out go here for a chance to win 72 of them by 8/9 thamks for stopping buy

Monday, August 3, 2009

My Time, My Creations, My Stampendence

This is my first attempt at a sketch by Lauren's and it was tons of fun. I loved the off setting of the squares made it a challenge but still easy enough to create without a lot of time. I used a clear $1 stamp and some BG paper added a little stickles for some added "Umph" and Voila a really fun card. Now all I have to do is get the nerve up to try one of Lauren's "Timeless Templates" This is one of two sketches today don't forget to take a peep at my Mojo Monday sketch.
Thanks for stopping by

Mojo 98

It's hard to believe I got 2 sketches done today the first is my Mojo Monday sketch and the second is the My Time, My Creations, My Stampendence. The Mojo one was the most difficult because I was making a masculine card for my brother in law. Masculine cards always throw me for a loop because I always want to throw on some stickles and a ribbon. Because masculine cards are such a challenge for me I kept the paper simple and just used solid cardstock and CB embossing folders. The image is clipart and i used my scallop circle nestie for the center. The side is stamped with a flourish stamp. Don't forget to checkout my "My Time, My Creations, My Stampendence" sketch today.
Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Stepcards are Addicting

My niece asked me to help her out by making 3 cards for her girls weekend. Last year she did a sex in the city look check here for that post. This year she is doing a cooking theme with a basket apron etc. I made the cards the stair step shape love, love, love these cards. I used some clip art and a friendship recipe for the verse. Thanks for stopping by and Bon appetite!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Baby invite

Well it has been awhile since I have done a Caardvark challenge but this one was right on time the challenge is to make a baby card. I am working on some shower invites for a friend who is expecting a little girl. I used a pattern from off the splitcoast site unfortunately I do not have a die cut for this so they all have to be cut by hand. I embossed the paper with the CB folder swiss dots (my favorite folder)cut the out line of the dress with scallop scissors and added pearls to the neck line. I love this little pattern and use it often thanks for taking a peek.


I loved the sketch for this weeks Mojo Monday so I had to fit it into my day. I used a doily for my circle shape and a Our Daily Bread stamp added a few flowers and a ribbon and VOILA!!
Now I am off to post my Caardvark challenge for 7/20. Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Next level 7/13

I had fun doing this weeks Nextlevel challenge although it was hard for me to find my supplies because my craftroom is a MESS!!! Back to the card I like the way my card turned out except for the flower ugh! it looks so ummmm hmmm I can't find words to describe it I think I will replace it. The challenge was to have some sort of 3D effect I did this with the wings. I love having some type of image coming off the page. Well this is just a short post because I really need to clean that craftroom I should finish around Christmas LOL!!!. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Next level stair step

I have finally done a stair step card after spending hours drooling over all the gorgeous ones on SCS and now at Nextlevel blogspot I decided to try one.
Nextlevel had a challenge to do one so this was a perfect time for me too finally give it a go. I don't know about you but once I post my cards on line I see a million things I could add or change. That holds true for this card I might go back and add more sentiments . I know I will definitely be making more I have a ton of ideas for these cards. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Next level sketch challenge

What a fun sketch over at www.thenextlevelchallenge.blogspot.com and their design team did some beautiful cards with it. I was in need once again for a grad card just when you think you have made the last one Oh no!!! you need one more. I used a precious moment image colored it with water color pencils. The paper is from a DCWV pad I believe the Citrus pack. I used the Dr. Seuss book "Oh the Places you will go" for the sentiments it is so perfect for grad cards.The card is a shutter card which makes for a fun card to open.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Slimline Mojo

I don't think I have ever made a slimline card before it is a interesting shape to work with. This weeks Mojo used a slimline card for it's sketch challenge it was a nice change of pace from the traditional square card. I used some DCWV citrus paper and a clear $1 stamp for the image and sentiment. Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Next level Ribbon Border Challenge

Over at next level the challenge was to use the ribbon border technique to make a card. This technique had been on my to do list for weeks so this was the push I neede to give it a try. I wish I had put more layers on the card but I guess a simple card is better for this technique to show off the ribbon. I am a ribbon lover so I love the chance to use ribbon in different ways.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Mojo 90 (second post today)

This is my second post today if you want to see the cutest post it note holder with Magnolia images look here or scroll down depending on how you got to my blog. Okay now for my Mojo this was a quick and easy design once I had my color combo picked out . I used all scraps so had to adjust some elements to fit my scrap sizes. tfl.

Magnolia post it note holder and Mojo 90

Well I have a double post today first I have the Magnolia post it note challenge. I love these images unfortunately I don't have any Magnolia images but I was fortunate to have received a couple of stamp images from someone else so I could play along. I plan to give this as a gift to a friend who has a little girl and boy. I used BG paper and colored my images with water color pencils because I wanted a softer look than what you can get with markers. Thanks for stopping by hope you enjoy.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

The next Level

Hello everyone there is a great new card challenge blog called the next level. It is actually like a mini e-zine. There are tutorials and a challenge besides great cards. This weeks challenge was to make a card with a faux prima lolli pop flower and have a aperture somewhere on the card. Here is my entry and recipe I used BG papers, Offray ribbons , a $1 stamp, a label nestabilities and a ODB stamp inside. tfl

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Fathers Day 2009

Well I needed a bunch of Father Day cards and masculine cards are my least favorite to do. I like doing childrens cards and female cards with all the glitter,bows ,bright colors and fun so I did sneak some fun into some of my masculine cards. The sleepy bear is a digital image from Dustin Pike he has tons of cute images. I used his Noahs Ark image on this card for a baby shower.

I love using digital items for the freedom you have with resizing. If you would like to see even more of my Fathers Day cards checkout this challenge on the Tally Scrappers Gallery.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Mojo 89

This is my mojo for this week I made my square panel larger to fit the image. I brought the circle to the foreground. I have a ton more Fathers day cards to make so I gotta run. thanks for stopping by. see the other cards in this post

Friday, May 29, 2009

Happy anniversary to me!!!

Today is my anniversary (5yrs) I made this card for my hubby. I think it looks more like a wedding card rather than anniversary so since I have all the supplies out I will make a wedding card too (I'll need it sooner or later). Well gotta run going out to dinner . Thanks for dropping by.

Monday, May 18, 2009

MojoTime and some birthday cards

Wow this has really been a busy card making week it has been hard to fit in some of my favorite challenges. I did manage to get my Mojo on today their sketches are always so fun to do. I did a square card it seemed to fit the sketch best I was tempted to add another element to the top square but I restrained myself. I seem to think every inch needs to be embellished even though I love simple designed cards I keep adding on.

I also had a few birthday cards I needed to make and to add to my stash. I have been really getting into pop up cards so decided to try a little different style. I also wanted to try a technique on my other card that i had seen I think on the cuttlebug challenge blog. It involves embossing your paper with a cuttlebug folder and then turning it over to the negative side where you have the grooves. I then took my glue pen and filled in all the hollow parts next I sprinkled my glitter into them pressed down a little a Voila! a beautiful glittered embossed image

Friday, May 15, 2009

contact info and baby cards

Well I have not posted in a couple of weeks I have been busy making cards for people.
This time of the year is always a busy time with so many things going on. Starting with Mothers Day,Graduations,Fathers Day, Weddings and Baby showers. There seems to be a big demand for cards, Today I will show you a couple of cards I made for a baby shower. I always make a couple of styles when I get a special order for a card, that gives the person a choice and the extras goes into my stash. Well I made 3 baby cards for a person who wanted a card which was netural in gender. She only needed one card but ended up buying all three(another reason I make more than one). My favorite is the Noahs Ark it is a digi stamp from DustinPike I first saw it here at Paulas Ponderings I love her coloring on this image. I colored mine a little darker ,popped the images and chalked the edges. The other two are simple stickers and cut outs. Thanks for stopping buy

Monday, May 4, 2009

Quick Mojo

I have tons of stuff to do today so I had to make a quick card. I used my formula for a quick card: 1. Keep the color simple (mono is best) 2. Pull out some premade stickers and embellishments. 3. Add interest with dry embossing. Voila! You now have a formula for quick cards that you can use next time you are in a pinch.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Hi Cupcake CCB05

This challenge from Laura is right on time I need a card for a 1 year olds party. It will be a cupcake themed party so this sweet challenge fits the bill. I used a pattern I have had for a while that I got off Splitcoast. I changed it up a little by adding vellum and the MS border punch for lace. I stamped a cupcake on the vellum and used DCWV SWEET stack for the under dress. The inside reads "Hi Cupcake Sweet Birthday wishes" Thanks for stopping by.