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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sketch #95

WOW!! post #2 today!! I am supposed to be cleaning & taking Christmas stuff down but when I was doing my normal morning blog surf I noticed that I still had time to enter Taylored Expressions last sketch Challenge! Woot! Woot! It's been several weeks since I have had a chance to play along. I love this sketch! Ya know how some are just easier then others :)

This is my card:

I am excited to post this as it is my first attempt at the (new to me) edging technique I learned from my new crafty Friend Terri. If you check out her blog you will see how well she uses this technique. SO cool!! I love the result :) All papers for my card today are from PTI, The ribbon is from Michael's, I used my go to MS fence punch to make the little blue edge. I used a dollar stamp from Michael's to make the background on the yellow paper. Colored the picture & the rhinestones with copics. (I remembered this time Marge)!! Also used my favorite Nestie Lables on this card. Well that's it for this one! Now what I REALLY Want to do know is go back to my craft room...but I better try & get some work done around the house!! We shall see!!! :) what ever you do today....make it a good one!!!

Thanks a bunch

Good Morning!! I actually have another card for you today!!! This is another of the many thank you cards I recently made. I love the colors I used with this one :) The weather is so beautiful here now....makes me just want to plant some flowers!!

All products used on this card are PTI except for the black bling in the centers of the flowers. Very, very quick & easy! I have the next several days off from work!! I have lots & lots of cleaning & reorganizing to do.....but also plan on some quality time in my craft room :) Thanks for today's visit! see ya tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Another stamp simply #119 card

Another really simple one! This one also qualifies for a stamp simply Thank you card challenge over at No time to stamp
Now that I have all these made....... better get to getting them in the mail!!
This is my card:
I believe all the paper, ink & stamps are from PTI, The flower is something I have had forever from my stash & the perfectly matched bling in the center is a little treasure I found at CKC this year! HEY! BTW....Anyone else going to CHA in January? Pretty sure I am!!!! SOOOOOOO stinkin' excited about that!!!


Monday, December 28, 2009

Stamp simply #119

Wow I can not believe it is Monday again already! So it is off to work for me! This another one of my quick & easy thank you cards. This one also qualifies for the Stamp simply Thank you cards challenge over at No time to stamp.......This is my card:
Very quick & easy! I love the bright color...nice change from all the Christmas cards :) The paper is PTI, stamped polka-dots PTI backgrounds with with white ink on the bottom. The ribbon is from Michael's. I Used a Marvy punch for the punched out flower, Outlined the flower with MS white marker. (love that thing) Used polka-dots PTI backgrounds on the inside punched circle. Used PTI Round about sayings for the thank you & a tiny flower punch for the center. That's it! really simple & quick!!!!! Well here I go... time to get ready for work! see ya soon!!!!
P.S. Thanks for the flower frog Marge!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Thanks to my Kids

Finally, finally a day in my craft room :) SWEET!!!! I got 14 thank you cards done today!! I will only be posting 1 per post though. I always have a hard time when others post several cards in one post....my pea little brain doesn't know how to comment on those :( To each their own! So for today's card I am starting with this funny one for my children. The three of them all chipped in together & got me a new bike for my Birthday. It is one of the old fashioned looking ones...I think it is called a beach bike. Any way....it is light blue with a basket on the front. I just love it!!! I thought this thank you card would be perfect!

It's hard to tell in the picture, but I actually glittered the bike & the "rays of brightness" lol....just for giggles :) all the paper & the bike stamp are from PTI the "just what I always wanted" is from Hanna stamps. Very quick & easy. When you have a lot to do they need to be quick, & easy to mail. Can't believe tomorrow is Monday already! Oh well...another short week!!!! see Ya tomorrow!!!!

Birthday & Holiday mail

Happy Sunday all!! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! A quick post this morning showing some of the heartfelt, had made cards I received this year for Christmas & my Birthday....I treasure each & every one!!! Thanks so much my talented friends!!! :)

From Marge for my Birthday

From Ilean for my Birthday

From Etha for my Birthday

A Christmas card from Marge

A Christmas card from Kelly

A Christmas card from Ilean

Another of the ones I sent out

A Christmas card from Deva

Thanks again sooooo much ladies!!! Now it's back to my craft room...I am on about 7 of the 15 thank you cards I need to make (and post) Enjoy the rest of 2009!!! I be back soon!!!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Simply Christmas

Another really, really quick one! As you can see I really got good use of my MS snowflake punches this year!! AND my PTI papers. This one seriously took about 2 minutes to make & extremely easy to make bunches of!!

Unfortunatly that is all I have time for as I am already late for work!! Hopfully will get another post in tomorrow of all the fun homemade cards I recieved...have a fantastic day!!!!


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Another quick one

Another really quick card and really quick post. I had the day off work yesterday & just stayed in the kitchen ALL day & baked! I have not done that in forever. All baking is done :) So I am doing pretty good as far as getting all the Christmas tasks done!! Hope you all are staying on task too!! :) This is another really simple Christmas card I sent out. This was a super easy one to mass produce. All paper & stamps are PTI. The snowflake & glitter are Martha Stewart & the bling is from Michaels. Super duper simple!!!!

That is all I have time for today as I am back to work...I am sure I have a HUGE pile of things awaiting my attention so better get there early! Have a fantastic day!! I will be back tomorrow...promise :)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas card

WOW!! such a long time since my last post! To much holiday stuff to do! Made a few very quick & easy Christmas cards this year. I will be showing those over the next few days as well & some super cute Christmas & birthday cards I recieved in the mail.
For this first one I chose a long card because I have a bunch of this size envelopes to use up. ;) This card was extremely easy to mass produce :) all the papers are PTI. both snow flake punches are MS. I sprayed the center strip of CS with spray glue & covered it with MS glitter. Use my skor-it fo some intrest along the edges. That's about it...eeeaaasy!!

That's it for today...got some baking to do!! hope all your holiday to do's are all most done!!! Thanks for todays visit! Gwen

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

With Sympathy

Happy Tuesday!! Just a quick post this AM before I head off to work. This card is for the Just us Girls challenge....the challenge was to simply make a card using dry embossing, which I JUST love by the way :)There was also a "twist" to it to make it a Birthday card. As you can tell I didn't use the "twist" Unfortunately I needed a Sympathy card for my Dear friend Ilean who just lost someone she was very close to. So wanted to send her some hugs!!! This is my card:

All paper & stamp set is PTI. I use a Cuttlebub Embossing folder , MS punch, Flowers & ribbon from my never ending stash & that's it!!! Very quick & easy & to the point!!

Hope you are all finalizing your Thanksgiving plans :) I for one have not!!! that is my project for this evening!! Make it a good one!!!!!


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Christmas party invatation

Another busy weekend for me!! Can't believe it nearly over!! I needed to make the invitation for my work Christmas party this weekend. Finally got it done but then had a hard time with the photo as there is soooooo much glitter & sparkle!The photo truly does not give it justice! Also the background is stamped with soft pink show flakes as well as the center of the invite itself. Not sure if you double click on it if that will make it better or worse??? anyway.....here it is:

All of the paper & stamps & ink are PTI, the glitter is the prettiest iridescent gold that I got a couple of years at a stamp convention. I used MS punches for the snowflakes & SU big Sizzix die for the invite. The ribbon & all the bling is from Michaels. that is pretty much it! I really need to clean up my mess & get ready for the long week ahead....I am beginning to stress about Thanksgiving & all I need to do before then!!! YIKES!!! Thanks so much for today's visit!!

I know you are all busy but if you have a sec I would appreciate any feedback on this one!! Thank you!!!!


Monday, November 9, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sketch #90

A quick post from me this AM before the start of another really busy week! This card is for another Taylored expressions Friday Sketch
Here is this weeks sketch:

Here is my simple card:

Made this really quick, clean & simple card yesterday. All paper & images are PTI. I added red Stickles to the center of each circle on the DP....just adds a little extra sparkle. I used a series of nesties & punches to showcase my little Christmas tree. That's it....took longer for the stickles to dry than to put the card together!! Well it is off to work for me. Hope you all have a fantastic week! Thank you for today's visit!!


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Card Patterns sketch #40 SUPER 6 WINNER

Greetings from beautiful,sunny Arizona!! Seems like I have been gone for a long time!! My job has been keeping me extra busy & that means very little time in the craft room for me! :( I completely missed blog hopping around to look at all your beautiful creations this past week. I am hoping this week will be a little less busy for me & I can actually sneak in a bit of fun!! Today I chose to create another Christmas card. This one using sketch #40 from the gals over at Card Patterns.
Here is this weeks sketch:

Here is my snowy little card:

This one is a 5x5 finished size. all of the papers are PTI as well as the little snowman and the ribbon. The white fringe is from one of our local SB stores. I also used 2 different MS show flake punches & some silver show flake bling from Michael's. I used a couple of different sizes of nesties along with a 2 and a 1/4 inch scalloped punch & a 1 and 3/4 inch circle punch. Basicly that's it for this one. pretty easy! hope you are all enjoying what is left to the weekend!! see you in blog land!!


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sketch #89 TESC90 TOP CROPS!!

Wow!! tick tock tick tock....time is just flying!!! I can not believe another week is gone....poof! Hope you all had a fun Halloween...My youngest son turned 21 yesterday! So he celebrated with his friends yesterday & we are celebrating today with football & lots of food. Oh I do hope the Vikings can beat the packers today!!!
Anyway as most of you know I always try to squeak out a little weekend time to play along with Taylored Expressions Friday sketch I found a little time yesterday to create & a little time today to post....This is the fun sketch:

This is my card:

I ended up loving the pink & gray together...kind of a soft peaceful card. The pink paper is old SU & the gray is just one piece I had in my stash. The ribbon is from Michael's. I also used a cuttlebug folder, a MS punch, Nessties, an old Carla craft punch, & some silver bling also from Michael's. The Stamp set is Lasting impressions from Taylored expressions & as a finishing touch I paper pierced around the edge with a paper piercer & a 6x6 square template also from Taylored Expressions. That's it for this one! Time for me to get back to the kitchen....Chicken enchiladas are next up on the menu! enjoy the rest of your weekend!!! I hope to get back after the game to do another challenge or 2. Thanks again for the visit!!


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sketch #88

Happy Sunday all! Time for this weeks sketch from Taylored expressions. Just a quick post today as I am going to need to go into the office for a few hours today & get caught up! I would rather go in today, then start the week behind tomorrow :)
I actually got the inspiration for my card from Taylor herself you can see her cute little card

This weeks fun sketch:

Here is my pretty little sparkling card:

I had a bunch of these glittered chipboard snow flakes left over from last year.....thought I would use one up as I just love them :) I used 2 different cuttlebug folders for texture, the bling is also something left over from last year. I punched the tiny snowflakes from white card stock & glittered them too & added pearls from the dollar bin at Michael's. The paper is from SU. I asked my friend if she thought it stupid to put roses on my snowflake....she said it's your card,you can do whatever you want! SO..I did!! ;) That's it for another TE sketch. Now to get around & visit all the other talented crafters who played along......to me it's like a blog hop without all the pressure! After all....that's why I like to do these challenges, You just never know who you will meet!!! :) Hi Terri!!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Seasons greetings JUG winner week 3!

OK! I found a new color challenge blog and just had to play along....I had to do a really quick one as it is time for me to get out of the craft room & get ready for the week ahead!
These are the colors! Not ones I normally use...that's why I just had to play!!

The challenge comes from Just us girls:

This is my card:

See...told you it was a really quick one! The papers are of course
PTI, The snow flake was punched with a MS punch. The bling is from the dollar spot at Michaels
(that's why I didn't mind using so many)
the ribbon is also from Michaels.
I also used a cuttlebug folder & a nestie tag.
That's it!!! Totally simple & very quick :)
Thanks for today's visit!!!

Hello Pumpkin TESC 87 TOP CROPS!

Greetings from sunny, hot Arizona! Fall is nowhere to be found here. Had to turn the air on again today! :( So the best thing to do is stay inside & play in my craft room while watching football with the family....sounds like fun huh!!! Most every week I like to play along with Taylors Friday sketch over at Taylored Expressions....always a good one! This week is no exception!!
Here is this weeks sketch:

Here is my fun card:

This was so fun to make!! The cute little 3-D pumpkin was made with 9 scalloped circles. I used SU's scallop punch, folded them in half & stuck them together side to side. all the dot paper is PTI, the orange is DCWV, the green & black are SU. The top of the pumpkin was made with the tip of a nesties Label. The bling is from Michaels. So fun!! I love this sketch!! That is it for another crafty day!! have a fantastic week everyone!!! Send some cool weather this way!!!


Saturday, October 17, 2009

2sketches for you challenge

Happy Saturday fellow bloggers!!! 2KFY is having an awesome sketch challenge with a prize you are all going to want as much as I do!!! If you have not had a chance to check it out yet you NEED to!! ;)
This is the sketch:

This is my cute little card:

The cute little stamped image is from Just Rite Stamps, it was colored with Copics & cut out with circle nesties. All of the paper is from PTI,The snowflake was made with an old MS punch (always a fave) the ribbon is from Joann's. It is hard to see in the photo but the bottom circle is covered with MS white glitter. also used a little stickles on the snowmen & a little liquid applique sprinkled with glitter on on the hats & coats. That's it! pretty darn easy!! Hope you all have a little time to create today..(if you want to)...I am excited to be spending the day with my DD at the womens Expo!! So I will be back later today with another creation. So what ever you do....make it a good one! Thanks for today's visit!!!


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sketch #86..X2

Here I am again back with another card with TE sketch #86....I must say...I am really loving this sketch!! it is so easy to use! If you get a chance you should give it a try!
This is the sketch:

This is my card:

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Same general design...but now it's a Halloween card! The papers are from a combo of SU & PTI, the DP is DCWV, the stamp set is Pti's Halloween tags set. The velvet spider webs are from our most recent CKC show, and so is the bling. Also used SU scallop punch & a spellbinders die. Very quick & easy & not to scary!! :) perfect for my little nephew who "doesn't the scary Halloween stuff". Well I gusess now I am going to have to call it a weekend! Tomorrow it is back to the real world of work, work, work!! Have a good one!!



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