Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fall Petal Fold Card...

Finally tried my hand at a Petal Fold Card and I think it came out pretty good. I used the Well Worn DSP in making this card. It has perfect fall colors in it, don't you think?

STAMPS: Lovely as a Tree, Just Journaling (retired)

INK: Versa Mark, Basic Black

PAPERS: Choclolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy, Well Worn DSP

ACCESSORIES: Stampin' Pastels, Big Shot, Scallop Circle Die

Friday, October 21, 2011


Had a coworker that was having a hard "time of the month" so I decided to make her a "feel better" card. Haven't played with my bellas for quite a while and I finally brought them out of hiding. This is one I forgot I had so it came in quite handy. I mean come on, who, during the "week" doesn't crave/want chips, chocolate, pop, pj's, ect.... This really made her smile...

Friday, October 14, 2011

Note to you....

This is a great versitile set for cards and scrapbook pages! This is just another quick "case" card for card nite.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Shirt and Tie Birthday

I am just loving this years Idea Book and Catalog! This idea came from a scrapbook page shown in there. This set is a great set for making some guy cards....

Friday, September 9, 2011

Embossed Medallion

Loving this Medallion! So many ways to use it!!! Here we used the clear embossing powder on it, a glimmer brad in the center, and finished it up with some ribbon. This was another big hit with the girls, but then who doesn't love embossing.....

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Watermelon B-day Card

Loving the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch! When I first saw it I knew I'd be making little watermelons with it like the ones on this card!!! Looking at this card just makes me want some watermelon.... The girls at Therapy Card Nite just loved this card and punch also. It makes a great summer birthday card.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Toilet Paper Scrapbook

This is one of the toilet paper scrapbooks that seems to have come out this year! It was pretty easy and fun to make. I am really liking this Well Worn DSP as you will soon see....

This is actually for my Secret Sister as one of her reveal gifts that she is receiving. I used the Notes and Details set with this along with Go Go Boots die cut set.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Embossed Birdbath

Oh my goodness!!! Can't believe the summer has passed by already!!! It has been a very busy one at that too, hence no postings. I have taken pics and have most of them uploaded to the computer, but not here. So here I go....

This is one I did for my Grandma. Really liked how the embossing really popped out when I rubbed Whisper White along it. This set is soooo cute, to bad it didn't make it in the new catty!!! This set is one of my keepers for sure.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Double Embossed Touch of Kindness

In our Stampin Success they showed this double embossed technique and I knew I had to try it out. And I have to say I LOVE IT!!! You put embossing ink (I use versa mark) on the smooth side of your embossing folder, run it thru the big shot, pour on some embossing powder, heat and waa laa....a beautiful look for any card!!! I made 3 cards with slightly different looks/stamps. Hope you enjoy as much as I do....

Are they not just gorgous!!! They feel even better!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

More Mother's Day Cards...

As I am sure that I am not the only one, I have more than one Mother's Day card to make. So along with the card in the previous post here are two more that I made.

Although you can not really see it here on this card, I did try out the faux fabric technique. Think I need to use an embossing folder instead of the texture plates. So I will be trying this one again....

This card I did is a technique that one of my card nite girls brought for me to try out. And I have to say, even though it was a little confusing at first I really liked how it came out. All that is needed is to make an envelope for it to fit into.

The inside pops out and I think that it is really pretty neat. It is taken from a Martha Stewart tutitorial if you are wanting to try your hand at this.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Showers for Mother ~ April Card Nite

Can't believe it is the last full week of May already!!! This year is going so fast I need to stop blinking!!! I have fallen behind in posting pictures here on the blog, but I have been busy making cards and such. So do not leave me just yet....

These are the cards from April's Therapy Card Nite that are now long overdue. Once again, I did my play on words for the theme "Showers for Mother".

This was the Mother 's Day card we made using some retired DSP, cardstock (close to cocoa), and punch. Told you I had a lot of DSP I need to use....

This card I did a mild case of (I apoligize that I do not remember who) for a wedding shower. Really love how elegant it looks with the embossing, punch border and satin ribbon.

This one is a case from my Big Secret Sister (craftywitchAZ) I just changed up the colors, but loved the layout of this card. Will definately use it again!

This one I did using the Bargello technique. I did alot of the work with cutting the strips of paper so that all the girls had to do was layout their design and run it thru the Big Shot. This card was a big hit!

This was our baby shower card we did (although some did make it into an Easter card). Did case this one too and believe it or not, I did write down the girls I cased these from, but do you think I can find my paper!!!! This cards biggest challenge was doing the "ruffles" with the ribbon.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Secret Sister goodies....

Just thought I'd share what I am sending my lil sister for her reveal gift. Along with these goodies I made I am sending some of her favorite candies, chipboard elements, and a few other things that I can't say in case she is checking this out. Hope she enjoys it all....

This is the card I whipped up for her with all my info inside....

And this is a small box with hankies inside with her monogram and a small notebook and matching pen done with some of the dsp that was in sale-a-bration this year!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Therapy Card Nite ~ March

Well figured I better get last month's cards up before this month's Therapy Card Nite! Ever notice how time just flies by? Especially when you've had sickness in your house for a while...over 3 weeks of it now!!! Glad we are seeing the end of it! Anyway, here is what the girls did last month. I do need to point out that a few of these are cases (not total, but close) and I do want to thank those wonderful women who share for the love of stamping. As I am sitting here uploading this post I am in the midst of working on TCN cards for next week! It's alot of fun to just get to stamp and play! Not only that, but be watching for a card I worked on the other day to show up here soon! So here is our manly birthday card this month. I'm not sure if I combined two cards to make this or if it was a close case. I've looked and can't find it soooo....if it is a case thank you and I am sorry. Who would of thought to use duct tape (man's best friend besides a dog) on a card? Whoever did, genius!!!
This is one I did using the faux silk (aka: dryer sheets) technique. The girls got a big kick out of this one!!

This card is lovely and it is a close case from "eyestitch" on splitcoast. I think this is one of my favs!!!

And then there is the Chocolate Easter Bunny card that was closely cased from shelly923 of splitcoast also! Great idea! Although I (having a blonde moment) tried the embossing technique using dazzling diamonds with the versa mark instead of the irridescent ice embossing powder!!! Took forever to figure out why the glitter kept falling off after heating it!

And then our girlie birthday card! Love this flower technique although it is a bit time consuming and in need of some patience to make it! Can say that the girls love the crumpling of the paper. It's a stress reliver for me!!!

Thursday, March 31, 2011


Had a free day to play around and decided to finally make one of the Scallop Circle die cut cards. Wasn't too hard. This is pretty simple as I was trying to make a quick one. I used some of our Red Glitter paper that is in the Occasions Mini for her shoes. From there she kinda became Dorthy. Hope you like.....

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Chocolate Lovers Stamp Camp projects

Just finished this class a few weeks ago and had a blast with the girls making it! I made the purses with the glitter paper and used tinsel and rhinestones to set them off with lots of bling. Found this ghirardelli box while surfing some stamp blogs. It holds up to 3 squares! Then on to the chocolate book!!! Who can pass this up!!! Got to say that the Eat Chocolate stamp set was the perfect set for this stamp camp!!!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

More Valentine Cards....

While looking at some blogs, I came across Traci Gentry card that she made for her husband for Valentines Day and just had to make one myself! My first one I played with (2nd one down) I CASED pretty much and just made a few changes. Then my second one (first one pictured) I just had fun with. These rub-ons were alot of fun to play with once I actually opened and played with them. Gotta send a BIG THANK YOU out to Traci for the ideas!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Kissie Fish

Happy Valentines Day!!! Hope you have a great day ahead filled with lots of love and someone special! (oh, and maybe a kiss or two) Just like these Kissie Fish. Got the idea for these fish from Jamie Hurley! Arent' they cute?

Well off to enjoy the day of LOVE..........

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sock Monkey of giving...

Although Christmas is over doesn't mean that giving is over. The "Sock Monkey" has to be one of my favorite sets! These cards are one and the same other than the "gift" that's being given. As with other sets, he comes with a variety of things for you to make different themed cards. The two here are just thinking of you and a birthday thinking of you. Aren't they cute!!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Love Birds

Love is in the air!!! As Valentines Day gets closer so does the feeling of love. What things come to your mind as you prepare for the day of Love? Candlelite dinner at home, dinner and a movie, or.... Well anyway, whatever the day holds in store for you hope you remember to let that special someone know how you feel!!!

Just like this card with the two love birds kissing inside a flower. Don't you just think this is so cute?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Grandma's Birthday

I recently celebrated a birthday and received some cards from the Secret Sisters group I am in this round. The cards were so cute that I did my own version of one of them for my Grandma's birthday. The card I received had a butterfly and was done in purples. My grandma loves butterflies and her favorite color is blue so I changed the color scheme up a bit. I think it came out pretty good. I so hope she likes it. I'll find out shortly as I am going to Florida to surprise her for her birthday.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Happy Ladybug...

What a way to use 2 sets for a totally neat card. This is using "Pick a Petal" and "Flight of the Butterfly". I saw this a few years back on a stamp site and just added the scallop border punch along the bottom. Since "Flight of the Butterfly" has a few different sayings in this same loopy stamp you can change the theme of the card fairly easy. This just makes me ready for spring! Other than the fact I don't care for the orange biting ones too much!!! They're everywhere!!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Give up Chocolate...

As we get closer to the "month of love", we can not forget one of the true loves of all women; CHOCOLATE!!! I have fell in love with the EAT CHOCOLATE set from Occasions Mini by Stampin' Up! This is the first card I made with this set. Of course it uses Chocolate Chip card stock, button, and ribbon!!! I also paired it with the DECK THE HALLS designer series paper from the holiday mini. I just think this beautiful!!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Catching up in the New Year!

Oh wow! It is already well into January of 2011!!! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I know I did. And a white one at that!!! If you are like me time has just flown by. I hope you have thought about some of the things you'd like to do or try this year. I know I am wanting to work a bit more on my scrapbooks this year along with trying to (even though I am a bit late) keep up with my blog.

So with keeping with the latter of keeping up with my blog, here is the last Therapy Card Nite of 2010. Sorry about the pictures, I couldn't fix them the lighting is WAY off. (and I missed one)...

This one is done using Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, and Always Artichoke. I did CASE this one from Jamie Hurley, but as I've looked around it seems like a lot of people did one similar to this.

This is just a simple one I changed up from the Idea Book & Catalog using our Scalloped Edge Punch and Marvelous Markers.

This is using the sponge technique, Watercolor Pencils and an old, but favorite Christmas Word set of mine, Season Greetings.

Here is another one I did using some old DSP, versa mark, and chalks.