Thursday, September 22, 2011

OWH Challenge

Operation Write Home

OWH has more challenges to play along. This is for Bev T who is from the San Francisco area so I had to post in the Bay Area myself. We need to have a card meeting of some kind for us west coast gals! The mission was to follow along of one her sketch's or pattern of card. Since I have all my fall papers out to no surprise another Thanksgiving card. Cosmo Cricket papers and elements. Sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Happy Crafting


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Christmas Card

May Arts and OWH Christmas Card Challenge

Here is my card for this challenge. Cosmo Cricket paper, still have this left over from who knows what year!? I used a Sizzix die Holly and Berries for the leaves. The sentiment is from PTI and the cardstock is Aqua Mist. I pulled out my Hero Arts ( Punch) inks to use since many of mine from PTI are just worn out. I know so many posts in one day...going to relax and watch DWTS.

Happy Crafting


OWH Sketch Challenge #87

Fall Blessing

Since I was making fall cards I thought I would play along. I used Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg collection. This paper is from last year and I am still not done with 6x6 paper pack!

Happy Crafting


Halloween Card

Halloween Card
I made this for Card Club. The pumpkin is Diamond Glazed and lined with black paper... these took long time to dry!

I used more Graphic 45 Alice in Wonderland paper. The fence is punched with big Martha Stewart scary fence punch. This is all placed on PTI Terracotta Tile Cardstock.

Happy Crafting


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Spooky Bats


I made this Bats for Halloween. This came from the Stampin Up blog "So Shelli". This my version. I used the Stampin Up petal cone die for base. The wings are made from a banner shaped die then punched with a 3/4 ths round hand punch. I embossed the paper with black sparkle embossing powder using versamark ink. The stamp is a Hero Arts large web background stamp. This really added some zip to these creatures. I placed some goolely eyes and made the fangs by using star punch. The paper is coredinations black/ yellow combination. Now I just have to decide on what tasty treat to fill them with...Yum.

Happy Crafting


Alice In Wonderland Halloween

Alice in Wonderland Halloween from Graphic 45...Now is the time to use it!! These are so much fun to use. The sentiment is from Stampin Up - Delightful Dozen. Just getting that Fall spirit!!

Happy Crafting


Friday, September 16, 2011


Thanksgiving Cards

I made these for Card Club and for me to send out during November. I used the main wheat image from First Fruits (PTI), the sentiment is from Amuse. I was so pleased that they fit so well together. The ink is the Encore Gold. At first I thought the image would not stamp well but who knew that it stamped the details nicely.

Happy Crafting


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Rough Day

Operation Write Home
Dog Challenge
They are having a "Birthday Bash" so they are posting many challenges. This one caught my heart so I just had to contribute. It is the story about her dog and who she got from and this could be a movie. At any rate here is my card and I hope you peek over there.
Cosmo Cricket papers Nutmeg
CHF stamps
PTI Card stock: Lemon Tart, Terracotta Tile
Happy Crafting


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day!!

Made some cards for the Moms.

The first card is CASE'd from the Paper Crafts magazine..Ok so the one in the magazine is better but I came close. I used Hero Art stamp set and some thickers. The second card I used some scraps to pull together this card (WOW), I loved that violet purple color. On last card I thought of these Jenni Bowlin papers to give the feel of the many faces of Moms.

Hope you enjoy your day!

Happy Crafting


Sunday, April 17, 2011

OWH Sticker and Sketch Challenge

Operation Write Home

Sketch #65

All the talk was about using stickers as your focal point and build your card around that. I ran to my stash of unloved stickers and these jumped out. Well it is Easter time and all so I thought they have been in there soooo long it was about time to use them up!!! Really some stickers are show stoppers so this will be good way to just show case them.

On the card above I embossed the plum pudding (PTI) card stock with a argyle embossing plates, cut out the egg shapes with my nestabilities. The sentiment is from Stampin up, and the bling from Hero Arts.

Happy Crafting


Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Millon Thanks

Moxie Fab Trigger Tuesday

So I saw this picture and here is (what happened) the card I created. I drew on the yellows and reds. My blue is more Aqua than teal but it is what it is! Yes I decided to to off center the flower just because it really did look better there ( I mean really is anyone going to tell me the truth?) OK so there is random .org.

Hero Arts- Yellow, Green paper, Sentiment Stamp

CHF- Background Stamp French Script

PTI-Red Poppy Cardstock and Ink, Lemon Tart Button Bazzill- Blue Cardstock

Little Yellow Bicycle- Flower Stick Pins

Happy Crafting


Friday, April 15, 2011

Laugh and Play

Unity Stamp Co -Friends with Flair

Simon Says Stamp Kid Theme Challenge

I created this card for Unity Co Stamps friends with flair. Also Simon Says Stamp is having a challenge you just enter a card with a kid theme. They posted places to donate cards for kids that need a smile:).

I used a Unity Stamps from :

Wild and Crazy Bunch

Sentiments O Simple

Hero Art (The branch) Cl439

Patterned paper is from Basic Grey Oliver Collection

Hemp from Darice

Happy Crafting


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Gift Card Holder - Moxie Fab Challenge

Gift Card holder Challenge - Moxie Fab

I made this holder/ card into a purse by just cutting the side edges in a diagonal. No template needed. I decorated the front in doilies by Basic Grey placed over papers from Sugar Rush also by Basic Grey. I added some sparkler button with some bling by Hero Arts. The sentiment is from PTI. I made the faux buckle from my nestabilities out of some gold paper.

On the inside I made a pocket out of vellum to place a gift card. I stamped on the outside a sentiment from Crafty Secrets Glamour Girls. It says "I want it all and I want it delivered".

I hope you enjoy the gift holder. At Moxie Fab blog they are picking the winners by random .org for that big issue of cards and gifts!

Happy Crafting


Food Decor- Moxie Fab Challenge

Moxie Fab "Food" Decor Challenge

I made a Label/ Card for my wine bottle. We bring bottles of wine when we come to someones house for dinner or party. What a better way than just a bag that will sit in a closet. I gold embossed this image from Hero Arts Artistic Grapes then cut it out. I stamped the sentiment from another Hero Arts set CL389 (lost the package for the name). I cut a label from my nest- abilities (Labels 21) then wrapped it around the bottle. I choose paper colors to blend in with the wine label there. She will be picking the winners by to win latest big card magazine!

Happy Crafting


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Relax Its Your Day

Relax it is Your Day Unity Challenge

The idea is to create something about fashion! So my purse and shoes fit the bill. This is from the Unity Shop- a - holic set. The sentiment is from Adventures in Happiness. I placed my items on a cake stand and cake from the Flourishes Let them Eat cake Set. All paper is from Papertrey Ink expect that small piece from the awning.

Have Great Day


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Tuesday Trigger Moxie Fab

Tuesday Trigger on Moxie Fab World

So I was inspired the reds and blues of it all. I had my papers then got stuck.. so looking thru the stamps and went with PTI Chair-ished set. It is part of the On My Couch group. I then realized that their was a chair in this photo. Those buttons are from a shop hop last year... and they are almost gone!

Happy Crafting


Bo Bunny patterned paper

PTI Blueberry Sky and Vintage Cream Cardstock, White Twine, Dot embossing plate, and Chair-ished Stamp set.

Round Scalloped Nestabilities

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Card Set Challenge at Moxie Fab

Moxie Fab Card Set Challenge

The thing is we can post a set of cards with holders for our cards. She is picking the winner by random.... so I guess I have a better chance to win a Moxie Fab prize! But I have already won because look at my cards already for my stash..we really are to pass these forward so will see. My purse was made from a Sizzix die "Purse #2". It is an open style perfect for placing Velcro or magnetic closures. You could really fancy with this or just go with my usual CAS style. This holds A2 cards easily.

Basic Gray Paper Eva

PTI- Card stock, Ribbon, Button and Twine

Stampin Up Sentiments

Happy Crafting


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Homespun Pinwheel

Pinwheel Card

OWH Stars and Stamps Blog posted this tutorial on how to make these pinwheels. This the first I ever saw these so I just had to give it a whirl. I could not believe it was easier than I thought it would be. I hope you enjoy the card.

Jenni Bowlin Papers

Sentiment and Ink from Hero Arts

PTI Cardstock and Twine Happy Crafting


Sunday, April 3, 2011

OWH Sketch

OWH Sketch Challenge

So they mentioned CAS...I can do that! I been doing a little scrapbooking and these Basic Grey Oliver collection has been I am obsessed on using these train papers for little ones. So I made 3 cards!! This train stamp is from C H F. The center card has sticker from the collection pack. I love when I am scrapbooking card ideas just start to happen.

Basic Gray Oliver Collection Pack

PTI: Card stock, Linen Card stock, Cloud Dies

CHF Train Stamp

Hero Arts Birthday Sentiment

Nestabilities Pinking Circle Dies

Happy Crafting


Tuesday Trigger Moxie Fab

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger

Her inspiration photo had this piece of linen (dishtowel?) so light and airy and wanted some the feel for this card. I dry embossed the center image then chalked colored the rest in in all in some linen card stock from PTI. Placed it on Terracotta card stock, placed on some de- embossed white card stock. I used a tiny tag (PTI) stamped with the sentiment then clipped it up with tiny clothes pin.

Happy Crafting


Friday, April 1, 2011

Choo Choo!

Choo Choo Trains

I made some cute birthday card for little ones. Coloring is a bit of challenge for me, so I tried my hand at in the first card. I tried on my first attempt to use many colors and well it was let say frighting. So I ended up just coloring parts making it easier on the eye and keeping it with paper scheme. This focal point stamp is Toyland Train from Cornish Heritage Farms. All paper is from is from Basic Gray Oliver collection.

The second card focal image is one of the little pre made cardboard sticker images from the collection pack. I cut out all the buttons and trimmed them out various paper patterns then sewed some twine in.

Thanks for looking in.

Happy Crafting


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Trigger Tuesday Moxie Fab

Moxie Fab Trigger Tuesday
Retirement can be all citrus happy! I have this lime green polka dot paper (big surprise) and with those cupcake paper liners I knew I had to do something, So we now see what is on my sub conscience mind. I took the picture with a flash but it washed it so this is with no flash. That lacy edge nestabilities die is getting a work out a real must have.
I stamped the sentiment twice to get the circle effect, placed another circle layer of card stock towards the center placed those ever so beautiful card stock ribbon die to work and stamped the partner sentiment. Black buttons with lime green hemp to finish it off.
Happy Crafting

Glitz Design- Basic Clocks Patterned Paper
PTI-Simply Chartreuse, White Card Stock; Black Buttons
MSE Sentiment Stamp
Darice-Lime Green Hemp Cord
Nestabilities Dies

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Simple Scallops

A Simply Scalloped Birthday Card
Not a lot fluff here just a simple birthday card. I used these tiny stickers around the scallops, that look like diamonds in a gold setting, they really shine. There is a vellum leaf below the birthday sentiment to add some interest.
That is all for today
Stay Warm
PTI- Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz Ink
Hero Arts Birthday Sentiments
Nestabilities Lacey Scalloped Circle and Circle Die
Starform Stickers Glitter Silver/ Gold

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Circus Day

Circus Fun
These images come from KandCompany. I know these would make great kids cards. Such fun images. The first card all paper (gasp no stamping!) the ringmaster just holding the banner happy happy! The high five card has the friendliest clown nothing creepy here! I used paper buttons to get the buttoned look without the bulk. Lastly the tricky tiger wishing a Happy Birthday. The circus thing is going to get bigger so I am starting my big show now. I still have a few of this images to go.
Happy Crafting
KandCompany Join the Circus Adhesive Chipboard
PTI - Cardstock Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Lemon Tart. Pretty Pastel Pattern Paper, Red Poppy Ink, Cream Twine, Up Up and Away Sentiment Stamp Set.
Cosmo Cricket-Togetherness Plaid Pattered paper.
Bazzill- Blue Cardstock
Hero Arts-Birthday Sentiments

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Paper Smooches Guest Designer Challenge

Friendly Flowers Happy Bird-Day

Happy Tomatoes

St Patrick's Day Tomatoes
(Not Fried Green)
Paper Smooches Guest Designer Challenge Post
I saw these stamps and love them so much. They are just so fun and happy!! So I created these cards and they are just so much fun and will bring smiles to the recipients when delivered. The tomatoes are my favorite. They are the happiest tomatoes I know! I used the heart stamps (in Vegtastic) to make my shamrock.
I hope enjoy the cards as I have making them.
Friendly Flowers Card
PS-Friendly Flowers Stamps
PTI-Ocean Tide and Vintage Cream Card Stock, Inks, Twine, Buttons and Around and About Sentiment
Cosmo Cricket Patterned Paper -Wanted
Crystal Stickers Mosaic Mosaique - Cranberry
Happy Bird-Day
PS-Birthday Buddies sentiment Stamp
CHF-Hello Chica Patterned Paper
Rebbecca Sowers Candle Images
PTI-Plum Pudding Card stock
Happy Tomatoes
PS- Vegtastic Stamps
Cosmo Cricket - Garden Variety Patterned Paper
PTI- White Card stock, Buttons and Cream Twine
Memento Black Ink
St Patricks Tomatoes
PS- Vegtastic Stamps
Lawn Fawn- Hats Off To You Stamps
PTI- White and New Leaf Card stock
Shamrock Patterned Paper from Stash
Copic Markers Green Grass and Black Fine point for the hand doodling

Moxie Fab Trigger Tuesday

Moxie Fab Trigger Tuesday
It was that chair the rustic country feel sent me right to the Cosmo Cricket - Wanted line. Paired with Ocean Tide color card stock from PTI was just the right shade.I knew I wanted flowers so I chose these Friendly flowers from Paper Smooches inked in the orange and cranberry tones. A sutler sentiment twisted below to outline the label die cut finished my card. I found those tiny tinny mosaic squares for added little touch.
Hope you enjoy
Supplies Used
Paper Smooches Stamps- Friendly Flowers
PTI -Ocean Tide and Vintage Cream Card stock, Terra Cotta Buttons, Cream Twine, Orange Zest and Scarlett Jewel Ink. Sentiment- Around and About. Chamomile Tea Dye Ink.
Cosmo Cricket - Wanted Patterned Paper
Crystal Stickers- Mosaic Mosaique -Cranberry
Momento Inks- Potters Clay and Rich Cocoa

Thursday, March 10, 2011

All Cozy

Unity Monthly Challenge
The challenge was to use hearts..I could do that! This fire place stamp is from Jolly Little Winter
set. On the stamp those are mittens drying in front of the fire place so I changed them to hearts a punch from Stampin Up fit the bill here. I also used some glossy accents for the flames after it was paper pieced. The sentiment is from the Comfy Cozy set. Can just dream of sitting in front of a warm fire place with your sweetie! I drew base of the fire place out with the lightest gray copic marker. Pattered paper by Cosmo Cricket (Chemistry) placed on orange zest by PTI. That ribbon is 1inch silk by Creative Impressions.
Stay Warm

Monday, March 7, 2011

Practicing Creativity Sketch Challenge

Practicing Creativity Sketch Challenge
Its a new release coming up so they offering THREE stamps sets to their winner. I had to try and besides this sketch was reasonable (Mojo Monday looked bit complicated this week). I fit the hot air balloon on Bo Bunny paper to read the sentiment then cut it out. I stamped the celebrate several times in different color inks to add some interest.
Practicing Creativity Stamps: For the Love of Dots and Look Up
Hero Arts Magical Background Stamp and Colored Inks
PTI: Kraft and White Card Stock , Fresh Snow Ink, Cream Twine and Buttons
Bo Bunny Patterned Birthday Paper
Creative Imaginations Background Paper
Stay Warm