Monday, December 13, 2010

Brown Blossom

Card created for a monochramatic color swap. Blossom created using the brown paper packing used with SU shipments. Flower was inked using the direct to paper technique and then spritzed with log cabin smooch. Stamp is a Hampton Arts stamp made for Studio G.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Rustic Autumn Wheel

There's a fabulous blog candy challenge going on at
Details are on Joan's blog. The challenge is to use a Heartfelt Creations stamp and upload it to your blog or SCS gallery, then link it to the link provided on Joan's blog to be entered. My card is a CAS card (no layers!) using Hearfelt Creations Rustic Autumn Wheel set. I colored it with Kohi-Nor colored pencils and baby oil. The only embellishment is that I sprayed the card front with vanilla smooch to give it a beautiful shimmer.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Framed Flowers

I love creating handmade flowers and what better way to showcase them than in a frame! This is a project I came up with for our demo get together yesterday. The brown flower in the right corner was created using the packing paper that is shipped with orders! Other materials used felt and cardstock, punches, sizzix dies, and freehand spiral cutting! Letters in the center of the frame are painted chipboard them sprayed with shimmer. The mat was stamped with versamark and the flourish from the Elements of Style stamp set. Leaves were made using a circle punch and then sticking the punched circle about 1/3 way back into the punch and punching a perfect leave shape to crinkle and sponge!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Additional IC Blog Hop card ornaments

See post below for the other 3 table top ornament cards. TFL

IC Blog Hop Card Ornaments Up Close

Three of the table top ornaments created for the Inspired Crafters Blog Hop (see November 14 post for details).

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Inspired Crafters Blog Hop

It is so much fun to participate in this blog hop hosted by Inspired Crafters. Inspired Crafters is a blog that was started by a bunch of PTI junkies, and today the feature is Christmas or Winter themed cards using PTI stamps.
You should have arrived from the very talented Michele’s Enchanted Stamper blog!

I used the Holiday Sparkle PTI stamp set to create my "table top ornament decorations." Each decoration was created using the springing card directions found on SCS.

Be sure to visit LauraJean's creative blog next, Bucky Girl.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hope You Can Cling To Challenge Cards

These are the only 3 cards I found time to create for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenge on SCS. I will mail these cards and a few more from my stash to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas.

Monday, October 4, 2010

What I've Been Up To Lately...

September...hey, where did September go anyway?! Can't believe it's October already and fall is in the air!

Here are pics of two cards I've made for swaps the past few weeks! I really enjoy participating in card swaps, but WOWZERS, I can also overwhelm myself with deadlines!
These are two of the cards created for a holiday card swap; I also created a halloween card, Thanksgiving card, and an Easter card. Will post those another day.

Greeting Card Kids is one of my favorite stamp sets. It takes me back to my carefree childhood days!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Halloween In Wonderland!

Love, Love the Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland patterned paper! Both card front (at the top of this post) and the inside of the card (pictured above) were created with that paper in mind! Card created for a "ghoulfriend" swap hosted by celestial_stamper on Splitcoaststampers. Fence is a MS punch and the happy halloween sentiment is also a MS stamp.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Where Did July GO??!!

I made this card for a challenge and then didn't upload because I forgot to use an embossing folder on it!! Yes, it was created in July, so I'm thinkin' why not post it in August! :)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Joan's Floral Patterned Paper and Punch Challenge

Thank goodness for Joan's challenges! They keep me uploading to my blog at least weekly! Joan's challenges can be found here:

This week the challenge is to use floral patterned paper and Martha Stewart corner and border punches. I love the look of black and white and couldn't resist this paper by imaginisce called To Love & Cherish. I've not mastered punching around the whole page so I punched the corners and a border using the traditional eyelet punches. I colored in a few of the flowers on the paper using chalk pastels. The pearl flourish is Zva self adhesive pearls; they kind of get lost in the floral pattern! The butterfly is the Stampin Up Beautiful Wings embosslit. Cardstock is SU Basic Black and Basic Grey; butterfly is Whisper White and layered 4 times and adhered with a dimensional.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Joan's Vintage Challenge

Challenge #2 at is to create a vintage card using patterned paper and nesties. I used Webster Pages 6x6 sheet of patterned paper and the deckle nesties. The sentiment is from the stampin up set called Very Versatile. Lace is from PaperStudio and I darkened it using tea dye distress ink; butterflies are Martha Stewart punches and MS branch punch. The button is from Webster Pages vintage sparkler buttons. A fun card to make using the gorgeous Webster Pages paper. After assembling the card I gave it a dose of Pearl Glimmer Mist all over!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Joan's JustRite Challenge

I created this card for Joan's JustRite stamp challenge. The challenge is to create a card using any JustRite floral stamp. I used a floral stamp from the Thinking of You set. The challenge is to also use pink, yellow, and green in the card. Image colored using Kohi-Nor colored pencils and gamsol. To join in the challenge, visit Joan at

Cat Humor

Card created for blusky's Sense of Humor card swap. Image is a pre-colored digi from winkwinkink called Kitty Temptation.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Joan & Selma's Stamp Class - Fabulous Projects

I made these gorgeous projects at a stamp class hosted by Joan Fricker. Joan's friend Selma was the class instructor. You can read more about the class and find a link to Selma's blog by visiting
This was one of the BEST classes I've attended. Thank you Joan and Selma for sharing your talent with all who attended.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Special Shower Gift

I created this frame for a virtual baby shower that will take place at noon today on SCS.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Challenges I've Participated in!

I've slowly started participating in a few challenges on SCS. This card was created for the Featured Stamper Challenge (FS165).
I plan to upload a few more over ther next few days!
I've participated in a couple of the Teapot Tuesday challenges too...soooo much FUN!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Life Is Better In Flip Flops!

This is a party favor created for KelliJo's theme swap. I've created a few flip flop albums over the years...lots of fun to create! Iused hot glue to adhere the flip flops to the cardstock.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Helpful Chipmunks

This is one of my favorite "critter" images. This card was created for a swap on SCS hosted by rangedelivery. On a side note ~ I am so ready for spring to be here!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Beautiful Wings

I love working with white on white with a hint of color added (pink is my favorite color!) And, the Beautiful Wings embosslits create gorgeous butterflies! Love it!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Be My Valentine

Pink is my favorite color! This card was created for a Valentine's Day card swap on SCS. The embossed background panel is little hearts (looks more like swiss dots rather than hearts in the picture, but its tiny hearts).

Friday, January 8, 2010

It's All Black and White

This card was created for a black and white card swap on SCS. I love the crispness of black and white together. A couple years ago I created a pink and white card using this layout, so I "cased" myself!