Friday, December 31, 2010


One last Christmas card. This is using Viva la Verve's 4th sketch for December. I didn't get all my cards done this month to enter the contest, but I wanted to post anyway. Both the sentiment and snowflakes are from Verve's Glad Tidings set. Thank you for taking a peek! :)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Blog Candy Winner!!

It's time to announce the winner!!

I went ahead and just added everyone's name to a slip of paper and popped them into hubby's hat.

Then I had my son randomly pick one of the slips. And the winner is....

Congrats girlie! Email me with your addy!

Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes and the book suggestions! And thank you for popping by and supporting me with your sweet comments!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Blog Candy Ends Tonight

Today is the last day to enter my blog candy. There are only a handful of entries, so your chances are pretty darn good. :) To enter, add your name to the linky on this post here or click on the photo to take you to the post. Good luck!! :)

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Greetings From The Pumpkin Patch

Don't forget my blog candy add your name to the linky on this post here.

I made this one last week and hadn't posted yet. I just had to get in one more fall card, I really love this image. I stamped it twice and popped it up. It is colored with Prismacolor pencils and OMS, and I added a little glitter with my Sakura pen. That's it today, thank you for taking a peek, have a great day. :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

JustRite Snowman

Quick post today. I made this last night using the snowman from JustRite's Vintage Christmas set. Isn't he cute? I used this sweet tree skirt as my inspiration.

He is colored with Prismacolor pencils and his scarf is paper pieced. I used a little liquid applique for some texture on the snow. Pretty quick and easy.

Also, I have a little thank you blog candy this week here, good luck! Thank you for stopping by. :)

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Yep, another CAS card, lol. This one uses stamps from Verve's Dream Big set. A couple of buttons and some twine, quick and easy.

And I have a little surprise, a little birthday blog candy for one of my blogging friends, just a little thank you for stopping by and supporting me. Since today is my birthday, I am giving this sweet Birthday Centers 1-5/8" set from JustRite Stampers along with a clear stamper. No hoops to jump through, you don't have to be a follower and you don't have to post on your blog. Just add your name to the linky, if you don't have a blog, email me and I will add your name. I love to read so if you have read a good book(s) lately, let me know in the comments, I need some new stuff to read. :) The candy will close on midnight December 27 and I will choose a random winner and post on December 28. If I don't hear from the winner by December 31, I will pick a new winner on January 1. Thank you so much, and good luck! :)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Thank You Helmar!

Yesterday I received an amazing package of goodies from Helmar. I won their Twitter contest last week, and I had to make a card this morning with my fun new stuff! I was still in the clean and simple mood and used this BEAUTIFUL stamp set from Unity, Happy Everything. I used Helmar ZAPDOTS to pop up the image panel and Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive for the ribbon, this is my go to glue. I love that it dries so quickly, that's the worst thing for a crafter - having to wait for part of your project to dry before moving on to the next part, lol!

That's it, pretty quick and easy. Thank you for stopping by, happy Friday! :)


Happy Friday! I wanted to post a couple of CAS Christmas cards this morning. I used this sweet little Joy Plain Jane from Verve. A little coloring and little scoring, and done! I made up a few of these quick and simple cards to send out this year. Well, that's it for now, thank you for taking the time to stop by, have a fantastic weekend! :)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thinking of You ~ OCL

This week's Our Craft Lounge sketch is a sweet one:All the stamps are from the Say It Big set. The flowers on the pink panel is a single flower, makes a great background stamp! It is a sweet CAS sketch, pretty quick and easy. That's about it for now, I'll be back tomorrow with a couple CAS Christmas cards. Thanks so much for stopping in!

Monday, December 13, 2010

You Rock

Yesterday was my baby girl's birthday, it really is amazing how quickly time goes by. She plays guitar so when I saw this Kenny K digi stamp, I knew it was perfect for her, she loves fuzzy boots, check out the boots on this girl!

I know it's blurry, but I wanted to try to get the look of the boots. I used Sparkly Fluff, it looks kinda flat, but they are sparkly and fluffy IRL :) She is colored with Prismacolor pencils and OMS, and she has a little glitter on her eyeshadow from my Sakura gel pen. This was my first attempt at coloring hair, I tried to get the highlights and shadows, but it didn't really work out, lol. The sentiment is from Inkadinkado and I love those little music note brads I picked up on clearance a couple of years ago, so cute! That's it! Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, have a great week. :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Kraft Journal

I LOVE Kraft paper! I had no idea that The Kraft Outlet had a blog!! AND they have challenges. The challenge going on right now is a holiday challenge. Check out The Kraft Journal for all the deets.

Winter Wishes

I had a chance this morning to play along with a couple of challenges. I just HAD to use my new snowflakes again from Glad Tidings! Have I said enough I how much I LOVE this set? Here is the sketch that I used from this week's Mojo, love this sketch! I am entering this week's challenge at Your Next Stamp which is CAS Christmas, and I am also entering the holiday challenge at The Kraft Journal.
Thank you so much for stopping by! :)

Friday, December 3, 2010

blog candy at the Prairie Fairy

Just a little something to pass along, Roberta at the Prairie Fairy is moving her blog from Word Press back to Blogger, and to celebrate, she is offering some candy. Check out all the details on how you can enter here.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thinking of You

I had a chance this morning and got this one finished using this sketch and inspiration photo from Viva la Verve. I used my new Bow Easy, yay! I know everyone already has one, lol, I am loving it. And I used my new embossing folder from Audrey, she is such a sweetie, thank you :) Thanks for taking a peek, have a great day.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Verve Triple Play Challenge

At the Verve Stamps blog there is a challenge to make three different things that coordinate. I made a card, a cookie tin, and a gift holder. I used stamps from my new Glad Tidings set, I love these snowflakes, aren't they gorgeous!! Here is a close-up of my items for the Project Parade:

The instructions for this treat box are here at SCS. The background stamp is from Verve's Bountiful Backgrounds set.

And here is the top of the lid:

This was so much fun, thanks for the challenge Julee! Join in on the fun, the challenge and project parade are here. Thanks for popping in for a peek, have a great week.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Viva la Verve Nov. Week 2

Boy, it's been busy here lately. Finally got a little time to myself this morning and made this card using one of the Viva la Verve sketches for this month. Here is the sketch and the inspiration picture. I love cardinals and knew I wanted to use this stamp from JustRite, it's one of my favorites, I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. I wanted to keep the card pretty simple, and use a lot of white like the picture. The ovals are stamped from a background stamp from Verve's Bountiful Backgrounds set, and the sentiment is from one of Verve's newest releases, Glad Tidings. A little piercing for a little interest, and that's it. Thank you so much for popping in, have a wonderful weekend!! :)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Candy time at Wee Memories!

Check it out, Jenny over at Wee Memories is offering up this amazing candy to celebrate 700 followers, it will be split between 2 winners! Giveaway ends November 24, click here or on the photo to check out all the details.

Friday, November 12, 2010

WCMD Revisited

I have never submitted any of my cards, I am still pretty new to card making, and can't stand rejection, lol! But when I saw Paper Craft's amazing prize pack that they were giving away for WCMD, I had to try. Well, I didn't receive an email saying that I was one of the lucky few, so I guess it is safe to go ahead and post pics of my non winners.

The first card is using the Puppy Love set from There She Goes, I love it, that little puppy is just so darn cute! The sign he is holding is blank, so you can pick your sentiment. I made a cloud mask and sponged the sky, and he is colored with Prismacolor pencils and OMS.

I love round cards! This one I tea dyed some vintage lace, and used a sentiment from Verve.
I had another card, but for some reason, that file was corrupted on my SD card.

I am thrilled that all the non winners, (I think it was like 1600, wow!) are going to Operation Write Home, such a fabulous cause!

Thank you so much for popping by, hope you have a fantastic weekend! :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

One More Mojo

I had a little time tonight and was able to fit in a second Mojo before the deadline. I really like this sketch and I got to use more of my new Verve :) The sentiment is from Dream Big (isn't that font gorgeous!!), and the stamps that I used for embossed background are from Love's Flower and Thankful Accents. Thank you for stopping in! :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Mojo 163

Time for another Mojo Monday! I just received my new Verve yesterday, just in time for this week's Mojo sketch. I love these snowflakes, they are just gorgeous! They are from the Glad Tidings set from the newest release. The panel is stamped with various sentiments from the Holiday Phrases set. That's it for now, thanks so much for popping by, have a great day. :)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Viva la Verve November Week 1

New month, new Viva la Verve sketches! This is for week 1. Amber gave us three inspiration pictures from The Country Porch to choose from. They have some really cute stuff for country decorating.

Here is the sketch and the inspiration picture that I chose. The red gingham is a rubber stamp, and the snowflakes are from a dollar stamp from Michael's. The frame is from JustRite and the sentiment is from Verve. I used the Fleur de lis nestie for my ornament. I added some twine and a little stitching and distressing, and that's about it. Thank you so much for taking a peek, have a great night and a Happy Halloween. :)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Hoot Hoot Halloween

Ok, I have learned not to try sewing in the dark, lol. I made this card last night, I don't have a crafting room, or even an area. :( All my stuff is in shoe boxes that I have to pull out every time I make a card. I pulled out my sewing machine and had to use it in the dark, hubby was watching tv, and he's a troll who loves the dark, lol. I could have waited, but I wanted to finish. Anyway, my stitching looks terrible, eh, oh well. I used this cute owl set from Hero Arts again, and this fun paper from Nikki Sivils, it's on sale now at Artful Delight, as is Cosmo Cricket's Matilda pad. There are only a couple left, hurry and check it out!

Oh and Verve's winter release is tonight. The sneak peeks have been just beautiful! I can't wait to see the rest of the release. Thank you for taking a peek, have a fantastic weekend!

Monday, October 25, 2010

One Person

Quick post, I made this card awhile ago but haven't posted yet. The stamps are from Verve's One Person set,I love that font and Julee's flowers are always beautiful. Thanks for taking a peek. :)

Viva la Verve

I got my final Verve sketch done for the month. This week we were to CASE one of Jackie Pedro's cards. All of her cards are amazing, it was so fun to pick one, you can see the one I chose here. Isn't it gorgeous! That image is really sweet. I chose to use my new Puppy Love from There She Goes Stamps and some fun bright papers from K & Co. The image is colored with Prismacolor pencils, that's it. Thanks so much for taking a peek, have a wonderful week! :)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Candy Alert at The Latte Lounge

Just giving you a head's up about new candy over at the Latte Lounge. Included there is 12 Copics, Little Yellow Bicycle goodies, and much more, check out all the details here, good luck. :)


Awww, isn't this little owl a cutie? I just received this Hero Arts set from Calypso, she is such a sweetie, thank you!

This card was so much fun! I used crumpled tissue paper and Distress Inks on the main panel and orange panels, I love this technique! Then I stamped the spiders and the webs, so cute! The little owl is colored with Prismacolor pencils and the sketch is Amber's from this week's Viva la Verve sketch. That's about it, quick and fun! Thank you very much for stopping by, have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Holiday Gift Card Holder

It is i heart papers 2nd Birthday Bash, and today there is a challenge to make a gift card holder. I chose to make a tag that holds the card and slides into an envelope. The sentiment and border are both from JustRite.

Check out all the details over at Deb's site. Thanks for stopping by, have a great evening. :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Blog Candy At The Stamping Boutique

Look at this amazing candy! Oh my goodness! It includes 36 Copics, crossing my fingers, I would love to try out Copics! Check out all the details here, good luck!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Curtain Call Act 52

My mojo is still missing, but I still got a card done using last week's Viva la Verve sketch and this week's colors for Curtain Call. I love how these colors work together. The butterfly and flourish are both from Verve's Blue Skies set, and the sentiment is one of those fabulous freebies that Julee throws in. And check out that coverage with the white ink on dark cardstock. It is Frost White from Colorbox. This is the first white ink that I have been happy with.

Thank you so much for stopping in. :)