Thursday, December 31, 2009

Mardi Gras - Time to Celebrate!

I really like creating easel cards! This one was created for a Mardi Gras card swap hosted by celestial_stamper on splitcoast.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Apple of My Eye

I joined a "material girl" swap on splitcoast hosted by stampinggooddeeds. The theme of the swap is to stamp on fabric. I had lots of ideas running through my head but went with stampining on a pot holder! The pocket of the potholder has a recipe for Apple Crisp and a denim die cut flower attached to the corner.

The deets: stamp set Country Apple; distressed inks. A sizzix diecut was used to cut out the flower from iron on patches then inroned the cutouts together; the flower is attached to the recipe card. Embellished the project with deco buttons and ribbon.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Copic Class Advanced Projects

These cards are part of the advanced Copic Class I attended this past Saturday. The airbrush system was used on the card posted on the top. We did lots of blending and shading and used the blender solution and texture to create Hanna's paper pieced outfit in this bottom card. All in all, I enjoyed the class and learned a lot, but know that I have a long way to go to get the desired blending and shading, practice and more practice will be the key!

Copic Class Projects

I attended a Copic marker class this past Saturday. I need to practice, practice, practice! But I do love the cards we made. This set of three cards were created in the beginners class. Practice, practice, practice!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Make Your Own Background & Waxpaper Resist

I'm a swap "addict!" I've also decided to become a challenge addict! I just finished this card for blusky's Embossing Folder/Waxpaper Resist swap and then checked out Penny's Challenge #17 and it was to create a project and use no designer/patterned paper! This swap card fits very nicely! The background for my card was created using a SU embossing folder and wax paper to create the resist on glossy cardstock and then I brayered over the waxed impression (after I ironed it onto the glossy CS!). The technique can be found in the resource section at Splitcoaststampers.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Case of Michelle Z

I attended a Michelle Zindorf brayer class in Nashville, Indiana, recently and can say it was awesome! This is a "case" of the warm up card we did! My card is A2 sized while the class cards were close to being A7 sized. For this card, I changed the size as mentioned, and did change the ribbon and added a photo corner, and used SU inks rather than Adirondack inks. I created this card for Forest Ranger's Winter Wonderland card swap.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Better Late Than Never!

This is the Halloween treatbag I sent to my grandson in Texas...several days after Halloween! Filled it full of chocolate candybars.....hehehe!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Life is better in flip flops

I created this card to participate in a challenge blog! BUT, I don't remember which blog! So, as soon as I discover it again, I'll post the link. :)
Here it is! Penny's Challenge This is my first time to play. I love the sketch and as soon as I saw it I knew that the flip flops were my choice. :)

Thursday, October 29, 2009


I am a two time survivor of breast cancer!
This is my post for the October 30 Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop(e)
See post below for the hop lineup order and be sure to visit each blogger.
Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop(e)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Flamingo Pink

Breast cancer can occur anytime, any month. October is the month of awareness. Think Pink and remember to schedule your mammogram. Early detection is the best way to treat breast cancer.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Think Pink

I'm going to participate in a breast cancer awareness blog hop the end of this month (I'll post additional info soon). In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness, my plan is to post lots of pink this month. This is one of the first altered journal's I made; the year was 2007! Watch for more pink cards and projects in the coming weeks.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

Shoes and Friends

I don't really celebrate Halloween but I do like the colors and cute images associated with it! When I found the witches shoes stamp I knew I had to have it to pair with the shoes stamp! (Picture quality not so good; the sentiment reads on the card front Shoes and Friends and on the open card ...You Can Never Have Too Many!)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Pink Hope

Pink has always been one of my favorite colors. As a breast cancer survivor pink has become not only my all-time favorite color, but a symbol of hope. Card created for a "think pink" swap on SCS.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Rustic Rooster

This is a gift set I created for a swap. Picture lighting is very poor so you can't see that the pen barrel matches the notebook and post-it note holder.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Monkey See Monkey Do!

This little monkey was created for a monkey card swap hosted by kbickel on SCS.
I don't usually use flat stickers on my cards, but I couldn't resist these little monkeys!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Tiki Halloween

Card created for Holiday card swap hosted by my friend Blusky on SCS

Halloween Card Swap

This card was made for a card swap on SCS.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Christmas Card Swap

This card was created for a Christmas card swap hosted by my friend blusky on SCS.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

One More Holiday Gift Tag

Holiday Gift Tags

I'm participating in a holiday gift tags swap. The categories are Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Adult Birthday, Juvenile Birthday.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Card Contest is Over!

The card contest is now over; check out the link below to see whoooooo the winner is! No, I didn't win, but I sure do have lots of fun making cards with the Brentwood Owls! :)

I participated in a JessicaLynnOriginal card swap hosted by blusky on Splitcoaststampers. A contest is now in progress to vote for "best in show" card. My little class clown brentwood card keeps disappearing from the swap hostesses gallery for viewing! (afterall, he is a class clown so I don't put anything past this little Owl!!) LOL

So, here he is, if ya' wanna take a look at the contest card.
And, here's the link to JessicaLynnOriginal blog for voting!

Please vote for the card you think is "best in show;" it's all in fun. I work in education and couldn't pass up creating "the class clown!"

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thank you from my heart StampinQBee!

What an awesome reveal package I received today from you! I love the Hummingbird Feeder and all the beautiful pink wrapped gifts grabbed a special place in my heart.

Pink Unwrapped!

Oh My Oh My; this fabulous box of pink was on my doorstep today from my 6 month secret sister, Deb AKA StampinQBee on SCS! Words cannot express the emotion I felt when I opened the box and saw everything all wrapped up in pink. What fun I've had unwrapping each item, one by one.
I am so grateful that you were my secret sister! Your thoughtfulness warms my heart.

Pink Hugs and Love to you from me.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Independence Day!

Let Freedom Ring. God Bless the USA.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

More Riley

Cheers To You!

I keep saying cards...maybe I should say Stuff!

More Cards

This is a name tag created for a stamp camp. Every attendee received one. Once the camp was over they could then use it as a tote tag or luggage tag, etc.

More Terrific Thursday Cards

This is a paper bag recipe book. I've participated in lots of recipe swaps and decided to create this one-of-a-kind paperbag book and then gave it away to a secret sister a while back. Wish I would have created at least one to keep for myself. But I do love giving. :)

Terrific Thursday

Thank you for the comments received; I'm such a "bad" blogger but am going to get better about posting.

I LOVE Snoopy and want to share Snoopy at the Beach made for a recent swap. I LOVE joining card swaps on Splitcoaststampers. Have met a fabulous group of cardmakers there.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Just the cutest, sweetest little girl!

One more DKOS swap card. Yikes! These are due the end of February and I have two more card groups to complete for this swap! Better get busy! Isn't this little girl just the sweetest?!
I watercolored her using Tim Holtz Distress Inks and a Koi waterbrush. Used my coluzzle to cutout around her head and feet then mounted that circle onto a scalloped circle cutout using the nestabilities dies.

She's from the Magnolia stamp line.

Life's A Beach!

February is here and I have a few cards to post!

DKOS stands for "different kind of swap" over in the swap forum on SCS.