Monday, November 14, 2011

Birthday/Gift Card Holder

Hello,  Hope your are all enjoying a nice Fall season and managing to stay healthy.  We have been extremely busy with Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, and basketball games.  But I have finally found some time to add this card that I made for my bestest friend Lisa (Hi! Lisa, hehehe)  It was very simple to make.  I used Stampin Up's Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set.  Stamped it with Momento Tuxedo Black and colored it in with Prisma Pencils and OMS.  I used Sukura Glitter Pens to add some glitter to the frosting and the cherry.  I inked all the edges with Basic Brown ink from SU.  Very easy peasy. :)   Thanks for looking. Enjoy your day.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween Treats

Hello,  hope everyone had a great Halloween.  I made these chocolate suckers and spiders for my kids to take to school with them.  They were very easy to make.  I used the Candy Melts from Wilton.  I melted the candy in plastic squeeze bottles and used Halloween Molds that I got at Michael's.  I had to make 62 for the kids to take to school.  But I got so into making them that I made way to many so the kids were able to give some to other teachers that they have.  I made the spiders for their main teachers.  But they needed to be put in something so I made 6 of the boxes.  Dawn's Stampin Studio is where I found the idea for the boxes.  She has great how to video's. :)  You can get 2 boxes out of one sheet of 81/2 x 11 piece of card stock.  I stamped the top of the box with spiders in Versamark ink.  Wrapped the ribbon around the top added the "Happy Halloween" and popped it up.  I die cut the spider and popped him up but he was missing something so decided to add the googlie eye's now he looks cute.  I lined the bottom of the box with wax paper to keep the bottom "clean".  The boxes were really easy to make and didn't take any time at all.  Enjoy your first day of November, can't believe there are only 2 months left of 2011.  It sure went fast.  Thanks for looking.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Finally A Card to Post

Hello, it has been a long time since my last post.  We had a very busy summer to say the least.  But school is back in session.  So I am hoping to be able to post more regularly.  I was able to go to a crop this past weekend, so I got a few cards made.  It felt good to get back to my stamps and paper. :)  My first card is a pretty simple one, I like simple. LOL  I had a lot of fun coloring this image.  I use to use Prisma pencils and baby oil to color my images but switch to Prisma pencils and odorless mineral spirits and I really like the results much better.  So much easier to blend the colors.  Give a try sometime.  Enjoy your Monday. I will be back tomorrow with another card.  Thanks for looking.

Supplies used: 
Stamps- Greeting Card Kids, Halloween Backgrounds - Stampin Up.  Sentiment- Inkadinkado
Ink-Tuxedo Black Momento, Versamark
Paper-Kraft, Orange, Black- Hobby Lobby, Whisper White-Stampin Up
Prisma Colored Pencils, Odorless Mineral Spirits
Inverted Scallop Nesties
Sakura Glitter Pen
Black medal dots

Monday, June 20, 2011

Oh, Baby!

Hello again.  This card came together pretty easy.  I used my scoring board to embossed the lines on the bottom half of the white card stock. Then stamped baby in black ink and used a blue marker to color it in.  Wrapped blue ribbon around it and matted onto a blue card base.  I than added blue rhinestones where the lines intersected.  That is is, nothing to it. :)  Thanks for looking.


Stamps: $1 Michaels Stamp
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Marker: Copic B04 Tahitian Blue
Blue Ribbon
Blue Rhinestones
Martha Stewart Scoring Board

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Buckets of Flowers

Hello again,

Here are a couple more cards that I made last weekend.  I really like how they turned out.  I used my Versa Mark pad and stamped a small flower and a small butterfly on the card base.  I stamped the images in black ink and colored them in with colored pencils and baby oil.  I used a glaze pen on the darker part of the buckets and used glitter pens on the flowers.  Very easy peasy.  I will be posting a baby card tomorrow.  Thanks for looking.  :)


Stamps: Basket Full Of Fun-Stampin Up
Ink: Memento Black, Versa Mark
Prisma Colored Pencils and Baby Oil
Sakura Glaze Pen in Gray and Sakura Glitter Pens
Paper: Yellow, Brown-Paper Studio
Rectangle and Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities

Wednesday, June 15, 2011



Hope ya'll are enjoying your summer so far.  Ours is in full swing.  Kids are keeping me busy.  I have managed to needle out some time to make a few cards though.  I made this one with the 4th of July in mind.  I just love this little dog, he is waiting patiently for his "Marine" to come home. :)  The saying is what I stamped on the inside of the card, and I think is says it all. I stamped the image in black and colored it in with colored pencils and baby oil. Thanks for looking.

Stamps: For Father-Stampin Up, Sentiment-Verses Rubber Stamps
Ink: Momento Black
Pencils: Prisma Colored Pencils
Paper: White-Georgia Pacific,Red, Blue and Designer Paper is from Paper Studio
Red and White Brads-Spare Parts

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Masuline Birthday

Okay, I don't know about any of you, but I really have a hard time making Masculine cards. One because I don't have a lot of stamps that can be used for a man. I tend to go more towards that flowers and such for stamps. And I had asked my dear friend Lisa if she had any idea's. Well, she had sent me this tree stamp for my Birthday and said that it would be good for masculine cards. Well, I inked it up and this is what I came up with. So what do you think? Is this a good masculine card? There is no bling what so ever one it so I figured it would be good to send to a man. hehehe I took a Curved Rectangle Nestabilities and cut out the shape on a piece of scratch paper than placed it over the card front and inked up the open space, stamped the tree and sentiment in a darker ink. It took me all of 5 Min's to make, gotta love that. LOL Thanks for looking.


Stamps: Pine Tree- Rubber Stampede
              Happy Birthday from Everyday Expressions- The Paper Studio
Paper: Georgia Pacific White
Ink: River Rock, Soft Suede- Stampin Up
Nestibilities: Curved Rectangles

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

2 New Techniques in One Card

Hello again. I have a few cards to show you today. This card I managed to get 2 new techniques ( new to me anyway) done. First was the Cracked Glass Technique. I have really had fun with this one and is so easy. I stamped the image in brown ink and colored it in using markers. I than did 3 coats of the Ultra Thick embossing powder and put it in the freezer for 5 mins and than cracked it. I did rub ink over the cracks to kind of antique it a bit. The second technique was the marble technique. I loved doing this one too. Since it was the first time I had done it I just used one color of ink to make the background paper. Next time I will try more than one. :) I hope that you will give both of these techniques a try they are a lot of fun. Thanks for looking. 

 Stamps: Spring Song- Stampin Up, Happy Birthday- Everyday Expressions The Paper Studio Paper: Brown, Cream- The Paper Studio, Georgia Pacific White- Walmart Ink- Close To Cocoa, Various Markers- Stampin Up Ultra Thick Embossing Powder Chocolate Chip Ribbon- Stampin Up Nestabilities- Oval and Scallop Ovals

Cracked Glass

Hello, Hope Y'all are enjoying nice weather. We are finally seeing some sun here in Iowa and have had really nice temps. Supposed to hit 72 today but of course they are talking about snow in the forecast for Friday, oh the joys of living the Midwest again. :) Anyway, enough about the weather. This card is my challenge card for the challenges that my friend Lisa and I have been doing. This challenge we had to get all the elements for a card and send them to each other. She sent me all the stuff to do the Cracked Glass Technique. I had never done this technique before and I have to say it was a lot of fun. Thanks Lisa. :) Thanks for looking.

Monday, March 21, 2011

God's Beauty.

This card has a lot of embossing on it, but it was fun to make. I did the Rubber Band Emboss Technique from over at  StampTV . This also covers the new challenge for Lisa and I. We had to do the brayer with rubber bands around it technique and I loved the way Gina K. did hers over at StampTV, so this is what I did. :) I took off the roller and wrapped rubber bands around it, then re-attached the roller to the handle. I than rolled the brayer in Versamark ink and rolled the brayer across white cardstock. I than applied gold embossing power and heat embossed it. Than I turned the white cardstock and again used the Versamark ink and rolled it over the cardstock and applied the gold embossing powder and embossed. Than I sponged ink over the entire piece and wiped the gold embossing lines off with a tissue. This is my background layer on the card. Than I embossed the butterfly in black and used my water color crayons to color it in. The hardest part was remembering to keep my fingers out of the embossing powder before I had the chance to emboss it. LOL Gina K. has a wonderful video on StampTV that shows you exactly how to do this, I hope you take a look at give it a try. Thanks for looking, have a great day.

Stamp: God's Beauty- Stampin Up
Ink: True Thyme, Summer Sun, Cranberry Crisp- Stampin Up
Paper: Green, GP White
Gold and black embossing powder
Oval and Scallop Oval Nestibilities
Fancy Tag Nestibilities
Water Color Crayons

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Another Sketch Challenge


This sketch challenge comes from the Wednesday Sketch Challenge 323 over at Splitcoaststampers. I stamped the image and embossed it in black. I colored the image with Sakura Glaze pens (love, love, love these pens), used Nesties to cut out the images, tied some ribbon around the image and adhered to the top layer. Than adhered everything to the Kraft card base. Very easy peasy. Thanks for looking, have a great day. :)

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes- Stampin Up
Ink: Versamark
Paper: All from The Paper Studio
Sakura Glaze Pens
black embossing powder- Zing
Various Ribbon
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

2 Challenges in One.

This card takes care of 2 challenges. One is the sketch challenge for Use It Tuesday's and the other is for a challenge between myself and my very good friend Lisa (Hi Lisa, hehe). We have decided to do challenges together as away to keep us motivated and inspired. Our challenge was to create a card using pastel colors but we couldn't use pink (which is Lisa's favorite color) or blue (which is my favorite color). This was a very hard challenge for me not because I couldn't use blue or pink but because of the pastel color in general, I don't use these colors a lot when I make cards, I tend to steer more towards the Earth tones or dark colors. So on that note, I haven't decided yet whether or not I like this card, What do ya'll think? Thanks for Looking Have a great day.

Stamps: Souffle from Popcorn the Bear
Paper: Bright green and Yellow and green stripes all from The Paper Studio
Ink: Basic Black, Mellow Moss from Stampin Up
Prisma colored pencils and baby oil
Martha Stewart border punch
Green and white ribbon
silk flowers and green brads
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Feel better soon


I made this card for Richard's cousin who hasn't been feeling well, thought it might cheer her up a bit and let her know that we are thinking about her. I stamped the flowers on white cardstock with Versamark ink and embossed them with clear embossing powder. I than cut the image out with my rectangle nestie and used sponges to sponge over the image. I used a tissue to wipe the ink off the image. I made the base out of green cardstock, embossed the white panel with a Cuttlebug folder, put some ribbon on it than adhered it to the base, i layered the image with green cardstock. I stamped the sentiment and used my circle nesties to cut it out along with a piece of green and layered them together. I adhered the image and used pop dots for the sentiment. Thanks for looking, have a great day. :)

Stamps: Happy Harmony-Stamping Up and Sentiment-Martha Stewart
Paper: Green-Hobby Lobby, Georgia Pacific White
Ink: Marigold Morning, Mellow Moss and Groovy Guava-Stampin Up
Green Ribbon-Hobby Lobby
Clear Embossing Powder
Rectangle and circle Nestabilities
Houndstooth embossing folder- Cuttlebug

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Thinking of you

Happy Monday. I hope everyone had a great weekend. It was chilly and rainy weekend here in Iowa so it made for a great day of stamping. :) I stamped this bird on white cardstock and colored it with markers and cut it out with my rectangle nesties. I sponged ink on the image and the white panel. The base is dark brown layered with white, than a brown piece of cardstock. I layered the image on brown cardstock and added the brads and the sentiment. It came together rather quickly and I really like how it turned out. Thanks for looking, have a great day. :)

Stamps: Spring Song Stampin Up, Sentiment is a Martha Stewart set
Paper: Brown and Georgia Pacific White
Ink: Close to Cocoa and Marigold Morning
Various SU Markers
Brown Brads
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Friday, March 4, 2011

Use It Tuesday's Challenge


Nothing like waiting until the last day to get the challenge done but a least it is done. LOL The challenge was to use a Designer paper that you had been hoarding for like ever. It was a fun and hard challenge, I just hate cutting into all that pretty paper. I chose to use some Easter egg paper that I have had for a long time. I stamped my image and embossed it with black embossing powder and colored it using my SU markers. I also used Fun Flock on the bunny and chick and used my Sakura Clear Glitter pen in various spots. I really like how it turned out, I love to color so this image is a fun one for me. Thanks for looking, have a great day.


Stamp- Easter Delivery Whipper Snapper
paper- Easter Eggs and teal The Paper Studio
Whisper White
Markers- Stampin Up
Sakura Clear Glitter Pen
Black Embossing powder
Blue Rhinestones
White Ribbon
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Card Box

This is a Card Box that I made for my Mom to give to the teacher that she works with. I love how it turned out. I used my new Cricut (thanks Marcine, :) ) to make the dividers and the text and images I put on them. The picture doesn't show it as well but the paper on the box that has the swirls on it is actually a lime green color, it matches the ribbon and flowers very nicely. I used the Don Juan, Simply Sweet and From my Kitchen cartridges. Various cardstock scraps. the DP is from Hobby Lobby as are the flowers and ribbon. I really had a lot of fun making it. I hope she likes it Mom. :) Thanks for looking.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Yellow Flowers


I fell in love with this card when I saw an ad for Gina K Designs in one of my Cardmaker magazines and I just had to CAS it. :) It really came together easy. I used yellow cardstock for the base. First I stamped the flowers onto a piece of white cardstock, than used a green marker and a ruler to make the stems for the flowers. I put brads in the center of each flower than mounted it on black cardstock, stamped the sentiment and mounted everything onto the yellow card base. Thanks for looking.

Stamps: SU's Curvy Verses, Hero Arts' AsterisksInk: SU's Summer Sun, Basic Black, Old Olive Marker
Paper: Georgia Pacific White, Black and Yellow The Paper StudioMisc: Black Button Brads

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Birthday Card

Here is another Birthday card that I made for my Mom's stash. It came together very quickly. You can't see it very well in the picture but I had a bit of glitter to the butterfly. I embossed the butterfly in black and colored it in with a Sakura Pen. Very easy peasy. The sentiment is the SU set Warmest Regards, it seems to be my go to set for the sentiments on my cards. :) Thanks for looking

Stamps: God's Beauty and Warmest Regards,
Paper: Black, Maroon from The Paper Studio White is from Georgia Pacific
Ink: SU's Rich Razzleberry
Nesties: Square and Rectangle
Sakura Pens
Buttons and DMC Floss
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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Stamp TV Sketch Challenge

This is a card that I made for the sketch challenge over at StampTV. It was a lot of fun to create and I really like how it turned out, you can't see it in the picture but I used a Sakura Clear Glitter pen to add sparkle to the green bulbs. I am trying to keep myself motivated and work on some challenges. StampTV is one of my favorite places to go to for inspiration. Gina does such a wonderful job explaining and showing how she puts her cards together on her video's. Thanks Gina for the hard work you do and for all the inspiration you pass on. :)

Stamps: SU's Kindered Spirits and Warmest Regards
Paper: White Georgia Pacific
Green Paper Studio's
Polka Dots Paper Studio
Handmade brown Unknown source
Ink: SU's Always Artichoke
Nesties: Plain and Scalloped Oval and Fancy Tags
Prima Flower and Brown button