Friday, May 30, 2008


I know I've been MIA (missing in action) this week with my blog. Summer is here and so are the grandkids. Not complaining...just letting you all know that DH and I are busy. I have one card that's almost finished and hopefully I'll be able to post it tomorrow. It's a CASE of a technique that Nichole from Papertreyink posted.

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Taylor's CupCake Challenge #17

I love doing Taylor's challenges .... they really push my card making to a different level. This cute frog is from an image swap on SCS...sorry can't remember who the stamp company is. The cute froggie is colored with my PrismaPencils and blended with gamsol. Also used a glaze pen for the flower center so it would pop a bit. I had just gotten in a new order from Papertrey ... all lemon tart. I have had the worst time trying to find a yellow that I like and I have finally found it at papertrey. I used papertrey's lemon tart card stock, ink and the most gorgeous twill...definitely not the twill from when I was growing up. I just knotted the lemon tart twill ribbon and adhered it to the MakingMemories green buttons with glue dots .... then glue dotted them to the paper. The green CS is Garden Green from SU!. Also used SU! designer paper from the 6x6 hostess pack. Love this! The sentiment is from A Muse...stamped in SU! garden green on PT lemon tart.
I'm really pleased with how this card came together.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Teacher Gift

This is probably the last year I will be allowed to make teacher gifts for my two grandsons. *insert sad face*. The boys are getting older and don't want to be embarrassed giving their teachers a gift.
I made up some quick personalized note cards today for the boys to give tomorrow...their last day of school. Paper is by Bazzill and one edge is cut with decorative scissors. The lettering is Karen Foster Snap Stamps. And the stamp is by HeroArts and colored with chalk inks. Simple would think. LOL I finished one set of eight and my DD took one look at them and said I spelt the teachers name wrong. I left the r out of anderson. LOL These really are quick and easy.
Don't know if I mentioned it already...but I purchased a Scor-Pal online the other day. I'm just waiting for my new toy to arrive so I can start playing. *grin*

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Better Late Than Never

I'm just a bit late doing Taylor's CupCake Challenge
but as the saying goes...better late than never. *grin* This was a fun card and doing challenges really gets me to think differently about a card design. Have to do more challenges. The patterned paper is from the huge slab I bought at Costco last year...My Minds Eye. Navy CS is bazzil which I ran through my Cuttlebug and punched with the square scallop punch. Also used SU! wild wasabi for the green. Added a strip of wild wasabi,that I cut with decorative scissors, under the patterned paper for an added touch.
I had found these $1 acrylic stamps at Michael's a while ago and thought they were perfect for this card. Sorry this is a bit me the navy cs was cuttlebugged. *grin*

This card has been sent to my sister who is back in the hospital. She's having a tough journey lately.

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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Mother's Day Gift

OMGoodness....can't believe it's a week since I last posted. Where did the time go?!?! I didn't think my week was that busy. *grin*
This year I decided to make my DD a Mother's Day gift. I normally don't...but I got to thinking that since she is the mother of my two grandsons that I would do something special for her this year.
I love making these chipboard coaster boxes! They are really quite easy to make and give an extra special touch to whatever gift item that you put in the decorated box. I found these 4" potted red mini-roses in the floral section of my food store. These are a perfect fit for this coaster box.
I attached the red rose vine DP (sorry don't know the name...I've had it in my paper stash for a while) to the coasters with double sided scotch tape which I found at Sams club. I find this tape holds well with the coasters. Punched all the holes with my crop-a-dile. Love this tool and so well worth the $$! The green sage ribbon is from one of the many ribbon shares I've joined. I stamped the sayings from SU! Happy Harmony in SU! Rose Romance. Then sponged the edges with rose romance. This was backed on a square scallop of SU! Sage Shadow CS.
I know I surprised my daughter with her gift. But she gave me an even better two grandsons. *smile*

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

I found this on another site and thought you all might enjoy reading.

Mother's Day celebration reaches 100th anniversary 5/10/2008 1:51:00 PM
Associated Press/AP Online

GRAFTON, W.Va. - On this 100th anniversary of Mother's Day, the woman credited with creating one of the world's most celebrated holidays probably wouldn't be pleased with all the flowers, candy or gifts.

Anna Jarvis would want us to give mothers a white carnation - she felt it signified the purity of a mother's love.

Jarvis, who never married and never had children, got the Mother's Day idea after her mother said it would be nice if someone created a memorial to mothers.

Three years after her mother died in 1905, she organized the first official mother's day service at a church where her mother had spent more than 20 years teaching Sunday school.

Today, the former Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church is the official shrine to mothers around the world. On Sunday, the shrine will celebrate the 100th anniversary, giving each mother attending a special service a white carnation.

The shrine also serves as a "reminder to the accomplishments of these women and to the issues mothers still deal with today, trying to do the balancing act of being everything to everyone," said Cindi Mason, the shrine's director.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are 83 million mothers in the United

Happy Mother's Day!

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Baby Boy Card

My niece had a baby boy the other week a bit early. Mom and baby are doing well and baby Stone should be home from the hospital soon.
Here's a card I made to congratulate the new parents. I love the new SU! set Scallops...which I stamped in Bashful Blue. Backed in Bazzill CS that has been punched with the SU! scallop punch. The base of this card is Bazzill CS. Have I mentioned that I think SU! should add the hostess 6x6 pad of paper to their regular Well they should! I love having matching patterned paper in small packs. The polka dotted ribbon is from a ribbon share...I own a ton of ribbon. *grin* The scallop circle is pop dotted in the center for dimension. I am very pleased with how this baby card turned out and hope my niece agrees.

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Friday, May 9, 2008

Let's Hear It For The Girls

This card I made for the girls in my life....whether they are mother's or not. I believe all women should be honored this Sunday. I have fallen in love with A Muse and Elzybells stamps and love playing with these cute stamps.
For this card I used an Elzybells stamp...Flower Girl, with the A Muse sentiment. Stamped the image in Pallet Noir and colored with my PrismaPencils and blended with gamsol. Stamped the sentiment Relax...It's your day in SU! Rose Romance.
I have a PapersPlus store not far from my house, so I'm able to purchase a great variety of gorgeous paper and note cards. For this card I used Artco Perfect the feathered edge! I cut a small oval in the front with my colluzzle oval mat and sponged the edge with SU! Rose Romance. Added a white flower eyelet and added pink ribbon from a ribbon share.
I was inspired by a card Julie HRR from SCS made a few years ago. I love her style. Simple but I think oh so cute!

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Sunday, May 4, 2008

Sympathy Card

This is not one of my favorite cards to make and I always seem to go with purple. Stamp set is Bloomin' Beautiful from SU! this set.I'm definitely a flower person. *Mother's Day...hint, hint*. Stamped the image on SU! watercolor paper and punched with my circle scallop punch. Backed on a dark purple that I used the Creative Memories scalloped corner punch. Colored the image with my watercolor crayons from SU!. Paper is Bazzill and the ribbon is from a ribbon share.

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Friday, May 2, 2008

I'm not telling

I'm not going to say who this card is for....but they love flamingos. *grin* If I had the extra cash I would have covered their front lawn with pink flamingos on someones birthday. So I had to do the second A Muse Flamingo birthday card! I received this image in an image swap on SCS a while ago knowing I would use it for this person. This time I colored the image with my prisma pencils and used gamsol to blend. Added a little green grass for the flamingo to stand on....aka...the lawn. I edged the white CS with a bit of SU! pretty in pink ink. Paper is Bazzill and the ribbon is from a ribbon share. Sentiment is from A Muse. This was a quick and easy card. I'm beginning to think all my card designs are the same. I have to start doing some card sketches.

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