Saturday, November 12, 2011

Halloween ' 11

I barely got these out before Halloween. I have YET to make my Thanksgiving cards, much less my Christmas cards. Augh!! One day at a time.
Stamps: Rough Edges Alphabets, Trick or Treat, Happy Jacks Wheel
Paper: Black, White, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie, Taken with Teal
Ink: Taken with Teal
Accessories: Vintage Brads, Dimensionals, Corner Rounder Double Hole Punch, Black Gingham Ribbon, Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon, Bat Punch

Friday, November 11, 2011

Connor '11

This was Connor's birthday card. Connor is my middle nephew. He calls Tony 'Uncle Hillbilly.' He's not on Facebook and I really need help to get on Twitter. I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but I am very frustrated. Anyway, Angry Birds can be habit forming and these cards were so much fun to make. I don't know if these guys have names, but I thing hey are cute.
Stamps: Canvas, Antique Cracking
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, White, Close to Cocoa, Red, Green
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Rubber Band, Word Window and Boho Blossoms Punches; 1 3/4, 1 1/4, 3/4, 1/2 Inch Circle Punches

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Kyles Birthday

Hi all! Still trying to catch up with my posts!This card was made to celebrate my youngest nephew's birthday. I'm getting to know all the Angry Birds names. This is Helmet Pig. There is a lot of sponging in this card. Did you notice that his eyes are blue?Also, the Basic Gray helmet is sponged with Going Gray ink. Hope you like it!
Stamps: None!
Paper: Basic Gray, Close to Cocoa, Garden Green, Black, White
Ink: Going Gray, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Glorious Green
Accessories: Punches, Sponges

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Ronald's Birthday

I know I haven't been posting lately, but I'll try to catch up in the next few days. This is the card I made for my oldest nephew to celebrate his birthday. The day I made this, I was blessed to have Hailey for the afternoon. We enjoyed the time together, but her little hands weren't strong enough to punch all the shapes. By the time we were finished, my hands were so sore! Now if I could just have someone show me how to PLAY Angry Birds, I may get somewhere with the game!
Stamps: Antique Cracking
Paper: Pacific Point, White, Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel, Black, Only Orange, Real Red, Close to Cocoa
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Rubber Bands; 2 1/2, 1 3/4, 3/4, 1/2 inch circle punches; Boho Blossoms punch; Word Window punch


Saturday, August 20, 2011


I have a friend that loves this card. Naturally, I tucked one away for her to give to her on her birthday. We took a road trip and I noticed that she always brings a cup of coffee with her. I mean a real cup, not a cup with a lid. Without a lid, coffee ends up everywhere. So I made this tumbler with LID using the same folder! How do you like it? Haven't even made one for me yet!


Tumbler, Pink Metal Sheet, Manhattan Flower Impressions Folder, Paper Stumps, and a Sanding Block


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Father's Day '11

I don't get to see my Father-in-Law as often as I would like, but my husband was able to deliver this Father's Day card in person. I inked the Pheasant stamp with 3 different colors, then huffed (and puffed, just kidding!) and stamped on the paper. You have to clean the stamp every time you do this so the colors won't bleed into the ink pads. also, start with the lightest color and move toward the darker. The splatter is from the spritzer tool. It shoots a stream of air to the tip of a marker and blows ink drops all over the place. The markers don't seem wet enought to have ink just spraying out of them, but it really works!


Stamps: Pheasant Thoughts

Paper: Night of Navy, More Mustard, Old Olive, Naturals Ivory

Inks: Night of Navy, More Mustard, Old Olive

Accessories: Spritzer, Dimensionals


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Graduation '11

Another graduating class! I can just smell the excitement in the air. All the possibilities... I have some very special people graduating this year. I hope they make the best choices for their future.


Stamps: Tassel Time, Everyday Flexible Phrases

Paper: Bordering Blue, Confetti White,Kraft

Inks: Bordering Blue, Close to Cocoa

Accessories: Ribbon, Hardware, Dimensionals


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day '11

Here is my Mother's Day card for this year. It was a lot of cutting, but it made for a really nice multi-dimentional effect. I stamped flowers and leaves on the paper above the basket and also stamped other flowers and leaves that I attached on top of them. Some are popped up and some were just glued on top. I water- colored the flowers leaves and basket.


Stamps: Basket of Blossoms, Watercolor Vine Wheel

Paper: Rose Red, Confetti White

Inks: Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Mellow Moss, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel

Accessories: Dimentionals, Red Hemp


Saturday, April 2, 2011

I really enjoy this time of year. Spring is in the air and tulips are at the grocery store! I just love, love LOVE tulips! I think it's because they don't last very long and they are so delicate. I try to get a bunch when ever I can. I just finished my Easter card. I sponged the edges of the white card stock with pale plum ink to really make it pop. In case you can't read the stamp, it says,"May God's love bring you never-ending joy."


Stamps: Never Ending Joy

Paper: Mellow Moss, Pale Plum, White

Inks: VersaMark, Mellow Moss, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum

Accessories: Sponge

(C)StampinUp! TFL!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Oriental card

I had so much fun making this card. I didn't use any stamps, but I think you can still see me in it. I found the image on Google and made the actual Chinese characters with a gold zig painty pen. Mounted the picture on cardstock and ran it through my crimper. I even made the tassels.
Paper: Red, Black, Gold
Accessories: Crimper, Zig Painty Pen, Punch

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Make & Take 2

Here is my second Make & Take. I can teach you how to make this card for free, plus send you home with a catalog! Email or Facebook me to set up a time for us to get together. Tons of fun!
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral
Paper: Naturals White, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green textured, Pretty In Pink
Ink: Craft White, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Big Shot, Manhattan Flower Textured Impression, Pretty In Pink Ribbon

Make & Take 1

My demonstrator sent me a couple of Make & Takes. If you are interested in learning how to make these, email or facebook me and we will set up a time to get together. The best part of a Make & Take is that you get to take the card home FOR FREE!! I'll even give you a free catalog while they last! So what are you waiting for?
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Monogram Sweet (You can pick your own monogram)
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, Only Orange, Always Artichoke
Inks: Not Quite Navy, Only Orange
Accessories: Big Shot, Scalloped Envelope; Scallop, 1 3/8", 1", 3/4" & 1/2" Circle Punches

The Bears Just Hanging Out

I got to play with my stamps again so I decided to make a little boy's card. I think these little guys are so cute. Kinds reminds me of three best friends goofing off together.
Stamps: Bear Hugs
Paper: Black, Kraft, Naturals White
Inks: Close To Cocoa, Black
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch

Friday, March 11, 2011

HB Teddy

This is one of the first stamp sets I purchased. I bought this stamp set in '99 because my Godson's bedroom had bears in it. Now, he's in college. How time flies! I just don't understand how he got so old and I stayed the same!
Stamps:Bear Hugs, Birthday Greetings
Paper: Naturals White, Pretty In Pink, Bashful Blue
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa, Pretty In Pink, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Pale Plum
Accessories:Corner Punch, Double Hole Punch, Ribbon

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Wedding Card and Gift Tag

Had some time to play with anything I wanted, so I made this set. I like the way is came out, but I had a hard time with the ribbons. I thought they would look better if I didn't stay in the lines while coloring them, but it was hard to go outside them and still have them look like it was meant to be that way!
Stamps: Wedding Wishes
Paper: Naturals White, Not Quite Navy
Inks: Black, River Rock, Green, Red
Accessories: Single Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Ivory Shimmer Ribbon

Friday, March 4, 2011

St Patrick's Day

I had so much fun coloring in these little dudes! He's so happy and care free! Don't you wish you can find the end of his rainbow?
Stamps: Rainbows End
Paper: Certainly Celery, Old Olive, White
Inks: Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Black, Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom

St Patrick

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hershey Roses

I made 6 of these long stem roses with gold centers and 6 with silver centers. I sprayed the gold centered ones with gold glimmer mist, but when I tested the silver spray, it looked black. The pedals are made from the ornament punch and the center is 2 kisses glued together. Gave them to my pastor's wife for her birthday. (C)STAMPIN' UP! TFL

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Long Stem Roses

I made 1/2 dozen of these with gold centers and gold smooch on the pedals and

Roses & Carnations

Made these for my Pastor's wife. It was mt dh's husband that suggested putting red paper shreds in the bottom and a bow. Carnations were made with the scalloped punch and roses were made with the flower punch. Both punches are Stampin Up! TFL

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

On a Flower Kick

I've been wanting to make flowers for such a long time! I just didn't want to put them on cards because the are too big. My Pastor's wife is having a birthday soon, so I will make a bunch of flowers for her. The first thing I tried is the candle flower. It uses a battery operated tea light, white and green card stock, Rose Red ink, the ornament & 1 3/8" punches, glue, glitter and a lot of curling, scraping and sponging. It looks a whole lot better IRL.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Valentine's Day '11

I know it seems like a long time since I posted a card on here, but I have been making a stash of copies of cards. Here is my Valentine card. It's distressed, which takes a long time to do! Nice card for someone who doesn't like all the frilly stuff. I colored different parts of the heart stamp instead of having it just one color. What do you think?
Stamps: Listen with the Heart, Itty Bitty Backgrounds, AYC
Paper: Ruby Red, Mellow Moss, Perfect Plum, Naturals Ivory
Inks: Black, Ruby Red, Perfect Plum
Accessories: Hemp Twine