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Sunday, August 8, 2010

A get well card

Finally back in the craft room!! Seems my life just keeps getting more & more busy!! One of the girls from work got real sick & ended up in the hospital. So thought I'd make a get will card for her. I used this weeks sketch from Card patterns.
This is this weeks sketch:

This is my card:

I used the PTI Tea set for my stamped image & sentiment. The DP is DCWV. Lace is from Hobby Lobby & the other little goodies are all from my local Scrapbook Barn. I also used a MS punch for my Tag. That's it for this one!!! Have a beautiful day & thanks for the visit!!!


Sunday, July 25, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sketch #122

Well....here we are again...Sunday! Can't believe it!! Today's post is for Taylored Expressions sketch #122. I chose to do my Card this week with a Halloween theme. I have been seeing Christmas cards on blogs all over the place, but not much for Halloween. AND I love Halloween cards!!! I think they are truly my favorites!!
This is the sketch for this weeks Challenge:

It's all summer looking with the cute butterflies SO I changed it up with Fall colors & bats!
This is my card:

I got a new paper pack this week at our local scrapbook store....Oh my gosh!!!! as soon as I saw it I fell in love!!!! :) it is called Halloween in Wonderland by Graphic 45!!!!! If you can.... you seriously need to RUN out & get some as I am sure it won't last long!! The card itself is PTI CS, the lace is from HL, The bats were punched with my MS punch, The back ground tag & the Happy Halloween was made using the Cricket.(dang I am thinking I want one of them now that I have had a chance to play with one) :(  The sentiment is PTI. I believe that's it for that one!!  I have an extremely busy day ahead of me...a very long to-do list so I better get to it!!   Have a good one!!! Thanks for visiting!!!!


Friday, July 23, 2010

Shabby Tea room again!

Good Morning fellow bloggers! Welcome to the weekend!! I have been stalking the Shabby Tea Room again!  I believe this is week 19 already!! As soon as I saw this weeks challenge I really wanted That wreath for my front door!!! Isn't it gorgeous? It is this weeks inspiration for the challenge "In the Garden" you can either make a card with a garden theme or use the colors. I ended up doing a little of each.

This is my card:

I have been trying & trying to learn this whole "shabby" thing....getting better but still not quite there :(
I made this card for my Mom's Birthday. You can't really see it the photo but this card has lots of sparkle!
The beautiful DP is DCWV. The butterflies are also cut from paper from the same stack. I made the pretty little pink velvet flower :) The gorgeous lace is from HL as well as all the pearls. The yellow ribbon is a piece from my stash. That's it!!! HEY!! by the way....does anyone have a link to a tutorial on how to make the shabby bows???? I am having such a time with that!! If ya do could you please leave me the link in the comments box PLEASE!!! I would really appreciate it!! :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sketch #121

Yeah!! the weekend is here for me! I have a funny little card to share with you this evening. It is my entry for this weeks Taylored Expressions. Friday sketch.
This is the sketch

And this is my card:

I just fell in love with this paper as soon as I saw it! It's from Jillibean soup. Love their papers!!!!.  
 The brown paper is from PTI & the button a ribbon are just scraps from my stash. That's it!! Now I am off to play with my scrappy friend Dawns Circut!! woot woot!! I have never used one so she was sweet enough to loan me hers out to me for the weekend.....to be continued :) TTFN!!!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Christmas in July

It is another hot one here in Arizona! Uff-Daa!!! So I thought I would make another Christmas card to cool me off a bit :) This is another for Just Rite Stamps and also for The Shabby Tea Room Both are having Christmas in July Challenges this week.
This is my card:
I love to use black velvet paper for Christmas cards! I used one of last years JRS Christmas sets for my image. Colored with Copics, also used: ribbon & lace from my stash, MS snowflake punch, Button is PTI, Spellbinders & cuttle bug embossing folder. That does it for this one...Have a nice day & thanks for visiting!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Justrite Friday challenge #27

Wow a Christmas card when it is 115 degrees outside! LOL!!! This is a card I made for Justrite Stamps Christmas in July challenge #27. A really quick & easy one. I love this set as it has a little bit of something for each holiday! My Friend Marge gave me the little Dolli wich is a Martha Stewart product. Also used Snowflake cuttlebug embossing folder some red ribbon from my stash another MS punch, PTI craft paper & a little stickles to finish it off. This is my card:



Hap hap happy Saturday!!! Long long time since my last post :( I have been having other summertime fun. Vacation to San Diego, Company, 4th of July...etc. Today it is about 115 degrees outside so I figure I would just spend my day right here in my Craft room....I missed all my "stuff" I have missed blog hopping around  too. For my first project today I made a little house warming card for my daughter Angie as she just moved into a new place.

Angie has 2 dogs & 2 cats so I figured the sentiment on this card was perfect!

I love this little set! It's from Impression Obsession. CS & ribbon is PTI, DP is Fly a Kite from October Afternoon. The image was colored with copics. That's it! pretty simple but to the point! Thanks for visiting!!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Card patterns sketch # 70

Sitting here wondering where the weekend went??? I was so stinkin' busy!! I was able to get into the craft room for a bit to do a quick card a friends Birthday. I used card patterns sketch # 70 for my inspiration.
Here is this weeks sketch:

This is my card:

I have been making grunge flowers again! so much fun to!! Card stock is from Stampin up. The gorgeous DP is "Heartstrings" by the Pastiche Collection. love love this paper collection! The ribbon & pearls are scraps from my stash & the flower is hand made by me using Nesties, an old book & glimmer mist. :) You can't really tell by the picture but the flower & the butterflys are all glittery.....acually very pretty!
well that's all I have for this weekend. Have a great week!!!!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

2sketches for you challenge #54

Good Morning fellow bloggers! Today is my Friday YEA!!!!! I have a quick post for you this morning...a card I put together last night for 2SFY.
This is the sketch:

This is what I came up with:

I got this new stamp set this past weekend & as soon as I saw it I just HAD to have it!!!! Love every piece of this set!!! It is  Star Spangled Celebration from the craft lounge. SO much USA goodness :)
 Most everything else for this card was made with scrap stash I had laying around just begging to be used.
Oh the window is a separate stamp & that is from Taylored Expressions. Well I said quick & that's it ....gotta get off to work....make more money....buy more stamps & crafty stuff!!!! :)


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

CPS Sketch, bee happy

Whooooooa baby!!! I'm on a roll!!! 3 days of posts in a row!! So many fun challenges & so much fun stuff to play with!! Today I got my inspiration from this weeks sketch from CPS. I love this clean & simple sketch.....so much you could do with it!  this is the sketch:

this is my card:

I chose to do really quick & easy....I just love this paper from my little We are Memory Keepers pad. Such bright summer colors! The bird houses are PTI , colored with copics. The ribbon is from my stash & the green paper is SU. The tiny little bees & the bee happy are from a set by Niki Sivilis. That's it! super duper easy!!!!  I could make a ton of cards with this sketch!! I'll have to keep this one on hand. Thanks for popping in!!


Monday, June 14, 2010

The sun is shining in the Shabby Tea Room & ride your bike to Moxi Fab

Greetings from Arizona! I have a card to share with you today that celebrates Fun in the sun...  It is this weeks challenge  in the Shabby Tea Room & also I Want to Ride My Bicycle Challenge over at the Moxie Fab World.
So get out your bike stamps & lets celebrate summer!!
 I try to  ride my bike nearly every day, specially in the early morning, just after sunrise when the air is fresh, the birds are singing and the sun is shining......aaaaahhhhhhh.....I truly do "enjoy the ride" !!!!! :)
This is my sunny card:

The paper is from a tiny little 4x6 paper pad by We R Memory Keepers called 72 & sunny....so stinking cute!!!  The Bike is from PTI, Button Bits, Buttons are PTI colored with copics. I used a little stickles for the sun & the fringes on the handles. Just makes me want to go jump on my bike :) As always....I really appreciate your visit!


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Have a relaxing day

Back again with another really quick card. This one is for Sentimental Sundays challenge. The theme is to simply make a summer card with a sentiment. What says summer more then a tire swing!!
I remember my sister & I playing on ours for hours on those carefree, childhood ,summer days!
This is my card.

Very quick & easy!! This card combines 3 different company's stamps. PTI, the branch. Technique Tuesday the pink flowers, The Tire swing & sentiment are Impression Obsession. The CS is also PTI. Well guess that is going to have to do for today....better start getting ready for the week ahead. Thanks for today's visit!!


Taylored Expressions Sketch 117

WOW! where did the weekend go! Sunday already...busy, busy, busy. Feeling a little better getting a few things crossed off my to-do list. The big, big one being that I have my dads card & gift ready to go in the mail tomorrow!!!!! WOOTY WOOT WOOT!!! I always struggle with what to get him & then....a GUY card...ugh! My dad collects all things route 66 which is where the theme for his card came from along with the help of this weeks sketch from Taylored Expressions.
This is this weeks sketch:

This is my card for my dad:

what do ya think?? not bad for a guy card :) the CS is PTI, the truck stamp is print works colored with copics, SU punch, CB folder, the little route 66 signs were cut from a piece of SB paper I got at Hobby Lobby it just had road signs all over it & sorry not sure what the company is. FATHER sentiment is PTI.White colored pencils to make the road. WHEW!! so glad that's done!!! Thanks for today's visit!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Grunge flowers

As soon as you see this card you will know right away that this is not something I came up with on my own! LOL!!! I had the opportunity this past weekend to take a class given by the oh so talented Terre of
Isn't it beautiful! she taught us how to make these beautiful grunge flowers & then made the lovely card too! I just really love it! The flower is made with Nesties Peonies, old book pages & tattered angles glimmer mist.
I can't wait until this weekend to try & make some of my own!! 

I just really wanted to share this beauty with you all!!! have a great week!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Happy Fathers Day

Good day all! it is hot hot hot here still!! lows at night in the 80's...so what else to do...CRAFT!!!!! :) Every year my husband watches the WHOLE US open golf tournament...I mean takes Thursday & Friday off work so he doesn't miss anything! It is always on fathers day weekend & when his dad was alive he would watch with him every year & now watches with our son & even the girls (pretend) to watch & be excited about it....just for him :)
So I used Taylored Expressions Friday sketch to create just the perfect card for him. This is the sketch:

This is my (his) card:
Ha ha...I think it is perfect! I have had the stamp for ever...If you have been to my blog in the past you may have seen it. Colored with copics. The awesome green DP is Jillibean......LOVE IT!!!!!! 
The chipboard golf balls & sentiment are stickers from creative imaginations. That's it for this one!!! still need to get one done for my dad...have an idea...just need some more product!! thanks for today's visit!!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Hearts in the Tea Room

Happy Friday!!! It is going to hot hot hot this weekend here is sunny Arizona, 110 degrees! YIKES!! Beautiful in the early morning though...I went for a bike ride this morning for about an hour...just gorgeous!
I made this card a couple of days ago & have been contemplating posting it. This is my first time making a card for the shabby tea room & it is a bit intimidating...you see I love the look of all the vintage/shabby chic stuff but not really sure how to achieve the look I love so much!! The challenge this week is to create a card or project using hearts. Sounds easy enough right?? Not so much lol!!!
this is my card:

Needs something....any suggestions??? The hearts I cut with a little cuttlebug die & glittered with MS glitter, the pretty paper is Melissa Francis...I added touches of MS glitter here & there. CS is PTI. The little roses are from my local SC store...also glittered. The sentiment is PTI.
Also used: EK success border punch, cuttlebug embossing folder & ric rac from my shash.
That's it for this one & now on to the next project!! oh sooooo much paper & so little time!!! LOL!!
have a fantastic weekend!!! see ya around!!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Greetings fellow bloggers! I am waiting to go to Jury duty this AM so I have a little time to post a card I made this weekend. My card is for 2 different Challenges. 1) OCC challenged us
 to make a card using texture & only black & white. 2)  Just Us Girls challenged us to make a card using dry embossing.
So much texture & dimensional goodness!! For my Dry embossing I used my old standby cuttlebug swiss dots. all paper & DP is PTI. I used Marvy mega flower punch (doctored up a bit) for my flower. Just free hand cut the leaves & used SU scallop punch (doctored  that a bit too) for the bottom layers. I love how fun & easy this was to make!! Here is a different view.

That's it for this one....better get ready to go!! Thanks for todays visit!!


Monday, May 31, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sketch 115

Happy Memorial Day everyone!! It is nearly over....7:30 pm here at the time of my post. All company is gone, everything all cleaned up, nice long weekend coming to a close. I actually made this card a couple of days ago but just not had the chance to post it. It is for Taylored Expressions sketch challenge #115.
Here is this weeks sketch:

And this is my card:
At first I wasn't in love with it....but it is growing on me.....does that ever happen to you?? The brown CS is PTI, DP is double sided from October afternoon. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions, MS fence punch & SU scalloped punch. The darling little flower is something I found at my local scrapbook barn.
That's it for another TE Sketch!! Thanks for stopping by! See ya on the weekend!!



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