Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Stampin' Queens Sketch Challenge SQSC15

Hello to all my blogging friends, I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

I had a few minutes today to participate in a sketch challenge from Stampin' Queens Sketch Challenges

Here is their sketch,  it is quite involved and was a good challenge for me.
Here is my submission.
When I saw this sketch I imagined a beautiful wreath. I didn't have any red glitter paper so I made my own by using Versa Mark, Heat and Stick Powder and Red Glitter all from Stampin Up. I punched several dozen leaves in four different greens from the Build a Bird Punch to make the Wreath added 5 Rhinestones for some additional bling. The Make Merry was embossed with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder. I hope you enjoy this card as much as I did in making it! Too bad you can not see all the shimmer it is really a very pretty card. I may make this as my family Christmas card?

I hope you were as inspired by this sketch as I was and find some time today to create something fun.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Cards

Hello to all my blogging friends, I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

In addition, I hope you all had a very happy Thanksgiving and you and your bird got stuffed lolol!

Left overs should almost be gone by now and the refrigerator should be thinning out and that I can not believe  that this weekend officially means that Christmas is right around the corner! Yikes!
I am going to make a trip to my moms to sort out what we left there from last year and her things to decorate her house for Christmas.

But, not before I show you a Frosty the Snow Man card I came up with. And the final Greeting Card Kids card too!

Here is the Greeting Card Kids card. Looks like the photo came out too light, darn and I already gave this card away or I would have taken a better shot!
And here is the Frosty the Snow Man card;

I hope you like them and have a wonderful day!

Now it is your turn to make some thing fun!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday

Hello to all my blogging friends, I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

Wow am I Late! First off, my apologies to Robbie because I connect with her and then to my group for not posting until now! Please Forgive me!
Thanksgiving caught me off guard and I failed to create my card until now!

This weeks sketch is a cutie Jeniffer Weide came up with it. This was a tough one for me, very simplistic yet elegant! Great job Jennifer!Nice mind challenge!

This is the card I came up with.
I added some black Hemp Twine pieces I colored to the back to pop the Mirror up. I then added a piece of vellum to the front of the DSP piece to make it look like a mirror. I hope I achieved that effect. The inside was fun, I used the remaining pieces of the scallop oval and added a white center so that it could be written on.

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. We did, but were out way too late. I have to cook Saturday for the family so it's going to be a really busy weekend.
Please hop on over to visit Robbie Rubula's wonderful blog. I know she has something amazing in store for us.
If you have been inspired and wish to create a card from this sketch, please download it to our blog so we can all view it.

I hope you all have a safe and fun holiday weekend. Don't forget to do some Black Friday super shopping!
Now it is your turn to create something fun!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Greeting Card Kids Two

Hello to all my Blogging Friends, I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? We are going to our friends house in Elsinore for dinner and a movie YIPPEE!
It's our turn at Christmas so I am enjoying not cooking for a huge crowd. Sometime this weekend though I will cook our family turkey dinner as the kids are coming into town. I hope and pray you all have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.
PS. Save room for Pie! lololo

Here is the second of three cards from the Stamp Set Greeting Card Kids.
 This set is so darn cute and you are able to do it up in a variety of shapes and colors.
I only did a little something to the inside so I won't go into that.

Now it is your turn to create something fun. Please travel safely and have a great day!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Christmas Fun!

Hello to all my blogging friends, I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

I have had quite a bit of fun lately in my craft room, you should see it, it is a mess lolol!, Mainly by default, it rained, I caught a cold and my honey was at home for a few days. But it is all good when one can spend some time in their craft room right!

I love getting stamp sample swaps of different stamp sets. They allow me to see if I want to purchase a stamp set or not. I may have to get this little set it is so darn cute and versatile covering four major holidays.

I made three cards and I will show them all this week so stay tuned.

The first one is a Blue, Black and White rendition of the same stamp set. I ran a velumn piece of paper through the Big Shot using the Polka Dot Textured Impression Folder for the background piece then taped it on to a white piece of card stock to make it pop. I wanted to find a piece of CS to make the image and the Polka Dot pieces stand out more as the blue wasn't enough to achieve that effect.  I added a black backing and that gave it the dramatic effect I was looking for. The Corner Rounder Punch softened up the edges quite a bit. I hope you like it!

That's all for today, I hope you all find some time to create something fun!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Rainey Sunday! Santa's Coming to Town!

Hello to all my blogging friends, I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

I have had a great weekend creating a bunch of real fun cards! I guess all the 12 Days/Weeks of  Christmas blog post's I been getting are paying off. Thank you my creative mentors! My Mojo is a flowing ha!
 Here is a CASE card I have seen on line for the last few years and have wanted to make one of my own. So I had to add a touch of my style to Him, but the layout is the same!

I had some old handmade paper in my stash and distressed it a bit to emulate His fur on the jacket. Then again in my stash I cut a piece of glossy black CS for his belt and found a half a sheet of a specialty gold foil paper for the buckle. I made his suit with Real Red CS and stamped a swirl image from the Elements of Style SU stamp set.
Santa's coming to town, so you better be good!

Just a simple sentiment for the inside.

Hope you had a fun weekend and got some time to create.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

I've Been Stamping Like Crazy!

Hello to all my blogging friends, I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

This is a really quick post I'm getting a cold so I'm stationary and just making cards! I guess that is not so bad after all. I should be on the couch or in bed but I guess that's the progression of a cold. I figure I better stamp while I still have the energy! Hahahah That sounded so dramatic I cracked my self up lololol

 Shiny!!! and here is the inside. Heat and Stick Powder works great with glitter BTW!Add a few Rhinestones and you have Bling!!
I told you Short and Sweet!
I hope you find time to create something fun.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

SFF 11/18/11

Hello to all my blogging friends, I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

Deb Currier made this weeks Sketch Frenzy Friday Sketch and what a sketch it is. Fun, Fun, Fun. There are so many rights and lefts and extra's to this sketch that you can't help but to have fun with it. Here is her sketch,

and this is what I came up with.
I made the circle embellishment with three sizes of scrunched up punched circles 1 3/8, 1 1/4 and 1 " in Basic Grey, Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler. I scrunched up a large piece of Cherry Cobbler and split it in half to create the Faux Suede effect. I had two small scraps remaining of that wonderful Halloween DSP that is in the SU Mini Catalog. I am so bummed as it is almost gone Boo (get it! Ha! ) I ran the front of the card through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Textured Impression Folder for some added texture and dimension. I think it has a sudo masculine feel to it.
I made another circle embellishment for the inside too as you can see from the next photo.
Your next stop on our mini blog hop to to visit Robbie Rubula I really do enjoy her work and can not wait to see what she has in store for us
I hope you all have a great day and find some time to create.
If you would like to upload your creation to our blog please do so here

My honey came home not feeling well Thursday night. Friday is his birthday I sure hope he feels better soon.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Another Card Share for you.

Hello to all my blogging friends, I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

Yep another card to share!!! What you say... 4 in one week lololo I know right (smile). I have a few things to do in the craft room today as my Honeys Birthday is Friday and I want to make him something special. We will have to see what I can do in there I have a few extra hours I'M SO EXCITED!!!!! I love being in my craft room it is so peaceful. The best thing about it is that I can make a big mess and afterward I'll have some cards to share. I'll clean up Friday!

Here is the card.
This card was  a  fun one to make. I have no idea where I got the cut out template from but, I came across it last weekend while playing and this is what I made with it.  The card started with a tri-fold design. I sponged the 2nd layer with Cherry Cobbler just around the rectangle opening and cut out a few of the flowers and taped them to the back of the 1st fold and taped the 2nd and the 1st folds together so that now it is only a regular card. Then I stamped on the front of the card with more flowers this gives the appearance of lots of dimension.
Here is what the inside looks like.

Can you see where I added the cut out flowers inside the 1st and 2nd folds. The picture of the flowers on the inside is actually the 3rd fold of the card. I sure hope you like it!

Have a great day and I hope you find time to create!

Something fun again!

Hello to all my blogging friends, I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

I'm off to get a Flu Shot, do some shopping and to visit my Mom (We play a serious game of Gin Rummy lolol)
Then to visit and dinner with the girls. What's that all about ... It's another busy day but I do have a card ready to show you. The Bird Cage is Black Embossed and very shiny. It looks really nice against the Ivory CS.

That is the best I can do  for a Clean and Simple card my friends.
Hope you like it and have enough time today to create something fun.

As usual "The boys" are close by and under foot (said with a warm heart and a loving smile)
Bob Cat, Bear and Marley.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Just for the fun of it!

Hello to all my blogging friends, I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

I am rested and relaxed!!!! We took the entire weekend off 3 days, No Family, No Friends, No Hospitals and  no where important we had to go, No obligations IT WAS WONDERFUL!!!!

I even got to create finally! My Mojo left me for awhile there. I felt like a fish out of water with no ink stains on my fingers. YIKES!!!!

This is a little something I put together and it felt good. I made six cards this weekend, so I will have lots to post in the week to come.

I was playing around with  the SU Vintage Vogue stamp set yesterday. I inked the stamp and it slipped out of my hands and fell right on some DSP. I didn't want to waist it so I cut around the flower turned it over and made a flower for the center piece.
I'm trying to use up scraps and little pieces so the dotted edges of the DSP made cute side panels. I had a little piece of a Textured Embossed Ivory Card Stock so I used that up too. I like how it turned out for it being scraps and all!
Here is the inside.
Thats all there is to it.

Mom Update: She is doing better and moving around more and more. She was to have been released this weekend but somehow got Bronchitis??? How could that have happened... she was on some heavy antibiotics for the last 12 ? I don't know what's up with that. I think she will get to come home sometime this week though! Keep your fingers crossed!!!!!!!!Continue to Pray for her ok.

Now it is your turn go and create something fun!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday 11-11-11

Hello to all my blogging friends, I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

Wow! How cool is this to have a blog hop on 11-11-11! Just think that won't happen for another 100 years (Maybe)
I wonder what Blog Life will be like in 100 years... No doubt amazing and miraculous as we think of it now.

This weeks sketch is brought to us by Angela Walters (Hope you are feeling better Angela!) and what a great sketch it is at that! Here is her sketch:
 and this is my interpretation. I kept close to the original sketch just gussied it up a bit.
This card is a bit more feminine than I general make but I have a dear friend who is having a birthday and I wanted to make her something a bit more special. Here is the inside.

Supplies used
Stripes and Square Lattice Textured Impression Folders .
White Organza and 1/4" Black Grosgrain Ribbons.
Naturals White, Melon Mombo and Basic Black Card Stock.
Springtime Vintage DSP ( Retired Sorry it's all I had with flowers)
Basic Pearls, Stampin Dimensionals Scallop Edge Border Punch and My Friend Stamp Set.

Now you are off to visit Robbie Rubula at
If you have been inspired by this sketch and would like to show us your card please download it to our SFF Web Site

That's all there is to it! Have a great week! I hope you have time to create something fun too!

I do hope I too have a chance to create soon! I'm going crazy as we have been unusually busy lately with Wedding Showers, Birthdays, Community Affairs, Emergency Room visits and the like. We really need this weekend just to play and relax!

My Mom should be going home tomorrow and will be home through the holidays then have a third surgery sometime in January (BOO, HISS,BOO) she is still on antibiotics and will be until the surgery.
She took a nose dive last Sunday at Church that broke her nose and really busted up her beautiful face. It is amazing that there are no broken bones. Thank You God!!! The stitches come out today too so that will be good. She is looking much better but OMG it was scarey to see her all bruised up and swollen like that. My heart just ached for her. Please keep her in your prayers this Staff Infection isn't over with yet!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sketch Frenzy Friday 11-04-11

Hello to all my blogging friends, I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

My! Where did this week go? I tell you it seems as of late that I have been really busy and no time to stamp!!!I know crazy right!
Well when I saw Tina Munzke's sketch for this week, this scene just popped into my head. I don't even know anyone who golfs or I would give it to them lololol. I am sure I was inspired by another creative artist at one time who made a golf ball out of the circle punch and the Polka Dot Impression Folder to make theirs. I used the SU Circle Die #2 to make this golf ball and added some Crumb Cake sponging for depth and a dirty/used look to it. I just wish I could direct you to her /their blogs. I am not going to take credit for the golf ball, but I did make the grass and clouds.  I scrunched up and wet a strip of Always Artichoke card stock to break down the fibers then pulled it apart to make the close up of the grass. I used a scallop circle and a sponge with Bashful Blue ink to make the clouds
Doesn't this sketch look like a perfect golfing card.
So if you get any inspiration from my interpretation of this sketch this card is "FORE" you hehe.

This is what I did with the inside.

You will now be able to hop on over to see what Robbie Rubula has in store for us  . I too am excited to see what the rest of the ladies have done with this sketch. If you would like to play along please download your card here

Have a great weekend stay warm and I hope you and I find some time to create.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Updated Wedding Dress Card

Hello to all my blogging friends, I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

I just didn't like howmy Neices card turned out!! I kept mulling it over and over so, I woke up and went back into the craft room. My Honey is so good at colors he said it if bugs you add some color to it even if it is not her wedding colors! So I did. I added the red elements to give the card some POP. The red dress in the inside opens for a special message. But I can't say it out loud hehehehe.
Here is the new and improved version.
Here is the inside.
The red gives it a lot of color appeal and pop! And room to put in a special message just for the Bride and Groom to view!