Monday, October 19, 2009

HB Derek

My Godson will be 18 in a few weeks. Where did the time go? And how did he get so old! I pray for his happiness and his safety and well being all the time. I miss him so much!
Stamps: Lovely As A Tree
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Handsome Hunter, Green Galore
Accessories: Ivory Organdy Ribbon, Linen Thread, Watercolor Brush

Sunday, October 18, 2009

New Meaning to the Term 'Road Construction'

I finished putting these Halloween cards together while my DH was driving us to his mom's house for the weekend. At times the road was bumpy and I kept thinking of the woman on that movie "Airplane" who was trying to put her makeup on while the plane was going down! I found the idea from It was created by a fellow Long Islander (NY) named Michelle. She has a great video on her blog detailing the instructions. Check her out! She is very talented!
Stamps: Trick or Treat, Halloween Backgrounds
Paper: Black, White, Only Orange
Inks: Black, Craft White, Only Orange
Accessories: Square Punch, Dimensionals

Friday, October 16, 2009

HB Keidra

My neighbor is having a birthday soon. She's a school teacher. I thought about another chalkboard card, but I wanted to give her a little sparkle!
Stamps: Baroque Mofits, Warm Words
Paper: Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Inks: Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, More Mustard, So Saffron
Accessories: Blue Ribbon, Tool Kit, 1/16" Punch, Glue Dots Gem Stones

Thursday, October 15, 2009

HB Peggy

I sent this out this morning to my friend Peggy. She was going to come for a visit, but life got in the way. We have been friends for over 3 decades! Wow! Where did the time go? And how did I only get 15 years older?
Stamps: Everyday Flexible Phrases, Stipple Stencils, Canvas Background
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Mellow Moss, Naturals Ivory
Inks: Mellow Moss, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum
Accessories: Elegant Eggplant, Linen Thread, Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware, Dimensionals, 1'16" Punch

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

HB Connor

I was so excited to find this idea on! I modified it to meet my needs. My nephew's birthday was a couple of days ago. I didn't realize it would take me so long to make this card! I've made a couple of templates, so it will be easier next time. Anyway, I hope Connor likes this card. I miss him so much!
Paper: Black, White, Naturals Ivory
Inks: Black (Marker)
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Crop-A-Dile, Large White Eyelets, Shoe Laces

Saturday, October 10, 2009

HB Marie

I made this card for a friend of mine. She moved away, but we still keep in touch. I miss our shopping trips and laughing over lunches.
Stamps: Stippled Stencils, Birthday Greetings
C/S: Always Artichoke, Confetti Cream, Elegant Eggplant, Kraft
Inks: Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant, Barely Banana
Accessories: Vintage Brads, Sponges

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I made this card for my SIL. When I pick a card to make for someone, sometimes it is very easy to relate their personality to a card. I try to do that all the time, but this is among the easiest. To me this card is very clean and uncluttered. Just like my SIL! Deets:
Stamps: Basket of Blossoms
Paper: Naturals White
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: Dimensionals, Night of Navy Grosgrain and Organdy Ribbons, Sponge

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My stamping buddy will be having a birthday soon. I made this card for her. I feel very fortunate to have her as a friend. We schedule time to stamp together every month and I so enjoy the company. I ran out of the satin ribbon and now the rest of the cards will have the grosgrain ribbon on them. Deets:
Stamps: Business Memos, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Paper: Garden Green, Rose Red, Ultrasmooth White, Summer Sun
Inks: Black, Rose Red, More Mustard, Blush Blossom
Accessories: Paper Corrugator, Satin Ribbon, More Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon, Deckle Scissors, Sponge, Glue Dots

Monday, September 28, 2009

Happy B Jackie M

I made this card for a friend's birthday. I'm happy about the way it turned out, but it is nothing like I imagined in my mind's eye. Funny how some things just morf into different ideas. Her 2 youngest daughters gave me the Dove Punch (among other things) for Mother's Day. I'm honored that they think so highly of me!
Stamps: Brushstroke Blossoms
Paper: Almost Amethyst, Barely Banana, Ultra Smooth Vanilla
Inks: Lovely Lilac, Almost Amethyst, Barely Banana, Sage Shadow
Accessories: Scallop Punch, Dove Punch (MS), Dimensionals

Sunday, September 27, 2009

H A Lee & Dave

I made this card for a couple of friends of ours. They were our next door neighbors in Guam. We had some great times there. We went out with them on their anniversary. Now they live in Ohio. My DH got to visit with them once since we've both moved away. We still keep in touch via email.
Stamps: Brushstroke Blossoms, Antique Lace
Paper: Sage Shadow, Naturals White
Inks: Marvelous Magenta, Sage Shadow, VersaMark
Accessories: Embossing Buddy, Embossing Powder - Gold Glory, Ribbon, Gold Thread, Zig Painty Gold Marker, 1/8th Hole Punch, Corner Lace Punch

Saturday, September 26, 2009

H A Dawn & Luis

My sister & BIL have an anniversary this month. I made this card for them. To make this card, I embossed the outline on one side of the vellum and colored the images on the other side. I don't care to heat emboss on Vellum. It never lays flat after it's heated. Other Deets:
Stamps: Brushstroke Blossoms
Paper: Marvelous Magenta, Naturals White, Vellum Radiant White
Inks: VersaMark, Marvelous Magenta, Pink Passion, Lovely Lilac, Forest Foliage
Accessories: 3/16" Corner Rounder, Embossing Buddy, Gold Glory Embossing Powder, Vellum Tape

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

HB Jean

My Mother-In-Law is having a birthday this month. No, I didn't mistakenly make 2 cards for the same person; I've been blessed with an MIL and a Step-MIL and they both celebrate their birthdays the same week! My MIL paints pictures and I think she painted a picture that is basically the same format as this card. I chose the colors as a pun for my faux oil painting. I used the canvas background stamp to make it look more like an oil painting on canvas. I made an oval template so that I could define the stippled area. I stamped the background trees on a scrap paper before I stamped it on the card to make it look like they are further away than the single fir tree. I embossed the whole thing because I know that after a painting dries for a few days, you put a protective coating on it. I hope she likes it!
Stamps: Canvas Background, Lovely As A Tree, Birthday Greetings
Paper: NOT QUITE Navy, CLOSE TO Cocoa, Naturals Ivory
Inks: NOT QUITE Navy, CLOSE TO Cocoa, VersaMark, Stazon Azure
Accessories: Coluzzle, Stipple brush
(C)Stampin'Up! TFL

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

HB Ann

My Step-Mother-In-Law is having a birthday this month. I made this card for her. I started with the larger half-pearls, but I make 5 of the same card and I didn't have enough of those. I scrambled around and found the smaller half-pearls. I think I prefer the smaller ones anyway!
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red
Accessories: Half-pearls, Sheer Pink Ribbon, Dimensionals, Manhattan Flower Textured Impression, Sizzix Big Shot
(C)Stampin'Up! TFL

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Lovely Lilac Purses

I love these purses! They are a bit of work, but they are so CUTE! I made 20 of them for a friend who's mother is going to have a birthday soon. I stuck a Hershey's Bliss Dark Chocolate candy in each if them. I even made the box out of cardstock and the lid out of a piece of plastic that I sized down. I'm learning how to recycle so many things! Anyway, I hope my friend's mom and her guests enjoy the purses!
Stamps: Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Delight in Life
Paper: Lovely Lilac, Lavender Lace
Ink: Lovely Lilac
Accessories: 3/16" Corner Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, 1/8" Circle Punch, Paper Fasteners
(C) Stampin'Up! TFL

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

H Anniversary AB & UE

My aunt and uncle will be celebrating their wedding anniversary this month. I made this card for them. I didn't realize that I didn't have an anniversary stamp! I'll have to order one at the next stamp therapy.
Stamps: Delight in Life, Everyday Flexible Phrases
Paper: Whisper White, Black
Inks: Black, Cameo Coral, Ruby Red, Versamark Marker
Accessories: Black Ribbon, Dimensionals, Clear Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy
(C)Stampin'Up TFL

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

HB Dor

My cousin's birthday is coming up. Her name is Doreen, but we've always called most of our relatives by the first syllable of their name. BTW, that is why my site is tunedon2stamps. I was always called Don. That is also why I call my DH Ton (pronounced tone). But I digress...
Stamps: Alphabet Soup
C/S: Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Organza Ribbon
(C)StampinUp! TFL

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

HB Kyle

Another birthday for a nephew! Actually, Kyle is Ronald's little brother. Ronald is 8 years minus 2 days older than Kyle. They have another brother in between. They are all great kids. Very well behaved. I don't get to see them often enough.
Stamps: Birthday Whimsy
C/S: More Mustard, Real Red, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Ink: More Mustard, Real Red
Accessories: More Mustard Ribbon, White Gel Pen, Brads
(C)Stampin'Up! TFL

Monday, August 31, 2009

HB Ronald

My nephew's birthday is coming up soon. I made this card for him, but I was worried that he may not like it. I asked my DH and he told me that 16 year old boys don't really care what a card looks like. I'm trying to wrap my head around that. Anyway, I hope he likes it.
Stamps: Alphabet Soup
C/S: Lavender Lace, Gable Green, Tempting Turquoise, YoYo Yellow, Pink Passion, Black
Ink: Versa Mark
Accessories: Black EP, Circle Punch
(C) StampinUp! TFL

Thursday, August 27, 2009

HB Uncle Andy

This card is for my uncle’s birthday. He & his family moved out west when I was younger. I always thought about him when I saw a horse. I guess because his son used to ride. I don’t have any horse stamps, so I settled for the great outdoors.
Deets: I inked the tree stamp with Chocolate Chip and then colored the tips with Old Olive. I crimped the paper and rubbed it in the Chocolate Chip ink. Then I stippled the Old Olive around. I also stippled the sky with the Ballet Blue and rubbed the edges in the ink pad.
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Birthday Greetings
Paper: Ballet Blue, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Inks: Ballet Blue, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Accessories: Crimper, Stipple brush
©Stampin’UP! TFL

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Christine's Baby Shower

My friend's DIL is having a baby in a few months. I tried my had at a few things for her. I don't think I'll EVER make a diaper cake again! I'd rather stick with Boo Boo Bunnies. (C)Stampin'Up! TFL

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Non-HB Dad

My FIL decided not to celebrate his birthday this year. It didn't stop me from letting him know that I think he is very very special. Deets:
Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Classic Alphabet
C/S: Natural Ivory, Really Rust, Night of Navy
Inks: Autumn Leaves Kaleidacolor, Night of Navy
Accessories: Night of Navy Mulberry Paper, Dimensionls, Stipple Brush
(C) Stampin'Up! TFL

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Aunt El

My Aunt used to be a chef. One of my fondest memories was eating Chicken Noodle Soup with the fluffiest dumpling I had ever seen. They were great! I wonder if I can get the recipe for that. Hmmmmm ... Here are the deets for her card.
Stamps: Birthday Greetings, Canvas Background
C/S: Ballet Blue, Green Galore & Confetti White
Inks: Ballet Blue, Green Galore
(C)Stampin'Up TFL

Saturday, August 8, 2009

HB Walter

My friend's husband had a birthday this week. I don't get to see them very much anymore, but they are both in my heart. Deets:
Stamps: Canvas, Alphabet Soup
C/S: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Vanilla
Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red
Accessories: Ribbon, Twine, Piercing Tool & Template, Vintage Brads, Dimensionals, Distressing Tool, Bubble Wrap (yes, Bubble Wrap! That's what I use to make the circles!)
(C)StampinUp! TFL

Friday, August 7, 2009

HB Jackie

My cosmetologist just had a birthday. When I thought of what stamps I wanted to us, I instantly thought of this set. She always keeps me current.She even cuts my DH's hair. As a matter of fact, there was a period of time when she groomed my Bichon Frize! Our own little family stylist! What more can you ask for? Deets:
Stamps: Haute Couture
C/S: Black, White Red
Inks: Black, White Red
(C) StampinUp! TFL

Thursday, August 6, 2009

HB Janet

A very dear friend had a birthday. I made these things for her. Deets:
Stamps: Antique Lace, Eclectic Corners, Say it with Scriptures
C/S: Lavender Lace, Whisper White, Rose Red
Inks: Lavender Lace, Rose Red, Black, Yo-Yo Yellow, Garden Green
Accessories: Dimensionals
Stamps: Antique Lace, Say it with Scriptures
Inks: Lavender Lace and Black Stazon
Accessories: Tiles, Rubber Feet, Sealer
Stamps: Antique Lace, Say it with Scriptures
Inks: Lavender Lace, Rose Red
Accessories: Tissue Paper, Lavender Lace Ribbon
Stamps: Antique Lace
Inks: Lavender Lace
Accessories: Tissue Paper, R.S.V.P. Pen
(C) Stampin'Up! TFL

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

HB Dana

My niece works in the school system, so I was really excited to be able to make this card for her. I used White Craft Ink, which stays wet for a longer time and covers any color cardstock. While it was still tacky, I colored the flowers and stems. It makes the black cardstock look like a chalkboard IRL. I wonder if any of the school systems actually use chalk and chalkboards anymore... Hmmm. Deets:
Stamps: Happy Harmony
Paper: Orchid Opulence, Basic Black
Ink: Craft White
Accessories: Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Orchid Opulence and Old Olive Chalks, Designer Label and Ticket Punches
(C)Stampin'Up TFL

Monday, July 6, 2009

HB Uncle Eddie

Made this for my Uncle. His birthday is coming up soon. It's getting easier to make cards for men. I've learned to stay away from too many light colors, flowers and bows. This stamp set lets me do just that. Deets:
Stamps: Birthday Whimsy
C/S: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon
(C)Stampin'Up TFL

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Happy 4th & Thank You

I made these cards to send to family and troops.
Here are the deets:
Stamps: Happy 4th
C/S: Brilliant Blue, Rose Red, Naturals
Inks: Brilliant Blue, Rose Red, More Mustard
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Wide Oval, - Scallop Circle, - & Scallop Oval Punches
(C) Stampin'Up! TFL

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Card Only A Mother Can Love, Hopefully!

My Mom’s birthday is coming up and she loves swans. I bought this swan stamp off of EBay and had a hard time trying to figure out how to use it. After I stamped the trees and the swan, I stamped the swan again on a piece of plastic, lined it up and pressed it on the card for the reflection. I had to cover both the swan and the swan reflection and then stamped the trees on another piece of plastic and lined it up on the card as tree reflections. Then, I water colored the sky, land and water. I hope she likes the card.
Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Swan
Paper: Naturals White
Inks: Green, Blue Yellow
(c)Stampin'Up TFL!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Donations? Donations? Anyone?

Threw these boxes together at the last minute for a fundraiser for my church. I wanted to use flower vases, but my DH pointed out to me that if they fell off the counter, there would be glass all over the place. I put pillar candles in the bottom of the boxes so that they would be more stable. We bagged groceries at our local Winn Dixie for tips. All the proceeds went to the Adullam House which provides a place for children of prisoners to live. I was amazed (and proud!) of the generosity of our community. We had a wonderful time and the kids were richly blessed!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Who Says You Can't Play With Your Food?

The church I go to had a meet and greet for the new Music Pastor and his Fiancee. I saw an ad on TV for this and thought I would see if I can put one together. I think it turned out pretty nicely. Everyone enjoyed it! TFL!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Father's Day

I LOVE the way these came out! They are made out of cardstock, but they look like leather! I had fun making them. I used my DH's wallet as a template. After cutting out the pieces and assembling the inside components, I rounded all the corners. Then, I used my paper piercer to create the illusion of stitching around the edges. It's not easily seen on the black wallets, but the Chocolate Chip wallets allow the black lines that I drew from each "stitch hole" to the next show up as if I sewed them. I pressed my VersaMark Ink Pad onto the outside panels. Then, added Embossing Powder and before I heat set it, I drew the lines. They don't feel like cardstock any more! I googled around and found a bunch of different coupons, mounted them on cardstock, add slipped them into the various sections. I hope to make purses soon. Never enough time in the day! I have three other projects in the air before I can get to them. TFL!

Monday, May 4, 2009

So Very Sorry

I made this card for a friend of mine who had a miscarriage. She lost twins. I never wanted my cards to be associated with anything bad, but I hope her and her family find some comfort in it. Deets:
Stamps: So Very, Happy Harmony
Paper: Bordering Blue, Vintage Violet, White
Ink: Bordering Blue
Accessories: Ribbon, Paper Peircer
(C)Stampin'Up! TFL

Saturday, May 2, 2009

HB Luis

I made this card for my BIL's birthday. I'm hoping that all that extra cardstock won't have me paying extra postage too! Other than that, I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. I hope he likes it. Deets:
Stamps: Birthday Whimsy
Paper: Blue Bayou, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Going Grey
Ink: Blue Bayou
(c)Stampin' Up! TFL

Monday, April 27, 2009

Tyger's Baby Shower

I made this for my friend's daughter. I rolled washcloths and wrapped them with pipe cleaners, then wrapped the pipe cleaner around a lollipop stick. I covered them with little plastic bags and tied a ribbon around them. Very quick and easy! TFL

Friday, April 24, 2009

Big Shot Flower Pot

I did this for a challenge from my demonstrator. It's a lot like the last one, but instead of using a punch for the flowers, I used my Big Shot and sizzlits dies. I hope Cat like it! Oh, the flower on the side of the pot is there because I accidentally stamped on the flower pot and had to cover it up! Here are the deets:
Paper: Really Rust, Summer Sun, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, White
Inks: Really Rust, Summer Sun, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green
Accessories: Scalloped Scissors, Sponge, Birds & Blooms Large Flower, Birds & Blooms Scallop Circles, Birds & Blooms Flower Pieces, dimensionals
(C) Stampin'Up TFL

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Something A Little Shady Going On

As I quietly sit, alone in my greatroom, my head bowed, my eyes shifting from side to side ... Oh! sorry! It took me over 2 hours to shade the petals of all the flowers and leaves for this project and the next one. I made 4 of these cards and 2 of the next one. I guess I just got a little crazy there for a minute. But the shading was well worth it. It adds so much more dimension to the petals and the pot. I sort of combined a few events in one. My sister had surgery and a very dear friend of mine went into the hospital. I know my sister is doing fine, but I'm still worried about my friend. He lives in another state and I have no idea about my friend. I can't send real flowers, so I'm sending the next best thing to cheer them up. Here are the deets:
Paper: Really Rust, Summer Sun, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, White
Inks: Really Rust, Summer Sun, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green
Accessories: 5 Petal Flower Punch, Scalloped Scissors, 1/2" Circle Punch, Sponge, Birds & Blooms Flower Pieces (for the leaves), dimensionals

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Graduation '09

Here is this years graduation card. I like the frayed edges. It reminds me of the emotions I had when I was getting my degree! Here are the deets:
Stamps: Tassel Time
Paper: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Confetti White
Ink: Certainly Celery, Night of Navy
Accessories: Black Eyelets, Hemp Twine, Dimensionals, Crafters Tool Kit, Distresser, Aqua Painter
(C) Stampin'Up TFL

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Pastor Appreciation Day

I made this for my Pastor For Pastor Appreciation Day. I really do value him! Here are the deets:
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Happy Harmony
Paper: Creamy Caramel, Barely Banana
Inks: Creamy Caramel, Versa Mark
Accessories: Gold Detail EP, Scallop Square Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Sponge

Monday, April 20, 2009

Spread your wings and...

... wish my sister a Happy Birthday! Her birthday is coming up soon and I think she will really get a kick out of this card. I haven't been able to order the new 'Circle Scissor Plus' yet, so I had to use the cutter it replaced. I hope don't need to make many more circle cuts before I get the new cutter! It will make these wings so much easier to make! Here are the deets:
Stamps: Canvas Background, Itty Bitty Background, Alphabet Soup
Paper: White, Real Red, Black
Ink: Real Red, Black
Accessories: Circle Cutter with Cutting Mat, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1/8" Circle Punch, Brads, Mini Glue Dots, Wire Works
(c)Stampin'Up TFL

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I Read You Loud and Clear

This card was a little bit harder than the others. I had to connect 4 corner stamps in the middle of a card. I have the old Stamp Positioner from SU! and if you ever got stuck using it, you would know why SU! replaced it with their Stamp-a-ma-jig. But I digress... This Mother's Day card comes with a bookmark. I made some extra bookmarks to hand out in church. Here are the deets:
Stamps: Victorian Lace Background, Eclectic Corners, Mother's Love
Paper: Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery, White
Inks: Barely Banana, Black, Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery, Pixie Pink
Accessories: Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Lace Corner Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, 1/8" Punch, Brocade Blue Ribbon

Best Wishes

One of Tony's co-workers is moving to another job. Tony asked me to pick up a gift certificate for him. When I got the certificate, I asked the restaurant manager if they had any envelopes for the certificate. They didn't so I decided to find something I could make to put it in. This Wallet is made of cardstock. It's a shame that you can't see the design on the outside. I took my ink pad and pressed it on the paper in different angles to make it look a little bit like leather. I punched a line of holes all the way around the outside and then drew a line from one hole to another. It looks like it was stitched!
Paper: Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Black
Accessories: Crafter's Tool Kit