Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Build a snowman

With all the snow across the country, it is time to build a snowman! I made a large card in the shape of a tag. Then pieces were cut to stamp images. I wanted to leave a little space for the base card to seperate all the pieces. Embellishments were added and a bow completed the card.
This card is posted to: Woot! Woot! I just found out today that this card was chosen as a winner in Archiver's Make, Share, Win Contest. It will be featured in their e-mail December 10. I am so excited!!

A blue Christmas

I love the reds and greens that are traditional Christmas colors, but sometimes you just need a different color. I was visiting my sister and did not have all the supplies so my family came to the rescue. My mother donated the blue paper and my sister had the image and die cut so it was time to make a card. I used a snowflake embossing folder for the background. I punched a strip on both sides for the blue layering piece. After stamping the ornament and die cutting it, I added a blue ribbon. Silver bling added to ornament and three snowflakes finish the card. This card is posted

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Happy Holidays

Today is dedicated to organizing my supplies. Which brings up a good question. How do you store your stamps? I have my favorites which are in their own spot. They are the ones I use the most. But what about the others. Do you seperate them by theme? While organizing, I found a wreath stamp that I had never used. That will just not do and the Mojo Monday sketch is a perfect sketch to use it with. The background paper has little santa's on it. After stamping the wreath image, I added black dots around the wreath. Then I punched red berries and added glitter. The bow is adorned with sprigs of leaves and a big pearl.
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Monday, November 17, 2014

Sew Happy For You

I love to sew. It was a tradition passed from my grandmother to my mother to me. My grandmother spent meany hours behind the sewing machine and helped support her family. My mother sewed and sold items and bought many Christmas presents with her hard work. I was excited to see the pincushion challenge on Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge this week. Sew...let's do it.
I used the pin cushion. ribbon. button and tape meausre. This card is posted to:

Let's Talk Turkey

Golden brown with all the sides, finished with pumpkin pie and whip cream...back to reality, I am getting ahead of myself! This is just a simple card. I stamped the months on a orange cardstock. I stamped the turkey, cut it out and colored it with my Lycra watercolors. Then I stamped and arrow towards November...let's eat turkey!!
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Friday, November 14, 2014

Just a note Dog-gone it

How fun it is to punch, punch and punch! This dog uses a lot of punched pieces. I learned how to make them at Dawn's stamping thoughts. I did not have the punches she had so I improvised. They are so cute I had to make one...or a whole kennel's worth of dogs! Using different colors of brown they all turned out differently. Using the paws Darnice folder, I inked and ran it throught the cuttle bug. The strip under the dog reads: I feel sorry for people who don't have dogs. I hear they have to pick up their own food if they drop it on the floor.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Joy to you and me!

I just sent off my Caring Hearts cards and now I am working on my batch for next year.  No procrastination here...ha ha!!  I used the sketches from My Favorite Things.  I changed the orientation and it should fit into the Mojo Monday sketch too.


I just got this Christmas tree die cut so I wanted to use it.  I put red circles in the open areas.  I ran my ribbon on the stamp pad to get it to the color I wanted and pleated it.  Then I looked through the button can (my mother had the best button can in the world!  Us kids would sit every Sunday in the winter and play bingo with my mother's buttons as the radio announced the numbers. I had more fun looking at the buttons than playing bingo and my mother had quiet children for two hours every Sunday afternoon!)

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A Few Notes

I had fun with the bi-weekly sketch at Stamplorations.  I do not know why but the square sketches are difficult for me.  I thought it would be cute to do snowflakes and it looked to heavy so musical notes it will be!

I stamped musical notes on the white cardstock.  Then I punched out squares and adhered them diagonally to the base cardstock.  I stamped love and fussy cut it.  (Every time I fussy cut I tell myself it is time to invest in stamps with the die cuts that match!)  I used some metallic paint to change the color to gold.  Then I punched out some circles, and drew the musical notes.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Vintage Christmas

Tim Holtz has more talent in his pinky finger than I have in my whole body!  I love, love, love his projects, blog and products!  I was inspired by his artistry and here is what I came up with for a vintage Christmas card.

I started out with white cardstock and used old paper distress ink to age the paper.  Then I took the fired brick distress ink and patted it in the corner to add the red and smudged the edges.  I used  forest moss and stamped pine branches in the upper corner and then smudged the edges.  I stamped with black spot distress ink on gold paper the jingle bells to give them an aged look and take away the shiny gold.  The bow was stamped in fired brick and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The bells and bow were fussy cut.  I stamped jingle in black soot distressed ink.  I think I would like the job of coming up with names for the ink pads...that would be a fun job.  After adhering the bells and ribbon this is what the card looks like.  It is not a Tim Holtz  finished project but it is mine and I like the finished card.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Thinking of you

Celebrating Veterans Day and sending heartfelt thank you's to all our service people and veterans.  Thank you for your service to our country.  At parades I love standing and clapping for the veterans marching in the band.  These are the people who are truly our heroes.

My son is a veteran of Iraq.  He was deployed in 2008-2009.  He was in the 82nd Airborne in the United States Army.

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is dedicating this week's challenge to thinking of you.  I used Mojo Monday's sketch this week.  I made a leaf card using brown, kraft and orange cardstock.  The orange cardstock is run through and inked cuddlebug swirl folder.  I like this simple step to give texture to the card.  Do you remember mullberry paper?  This comes from the depth of the craft room but I still love using it.  Wetting the edges of the mullberry paper and tearing it to give it the frayed edges.  I fussy cut the leaf and added it.  Then I stamped just having one of those thinking of you days to complete the card.
I worked today getting my cards ready for

What a wonderful project and thank you gals for collecting the cards and sending them to the nursing homes.  My family sat down and signed the cards together.  I hope the cards will bring joy to their hearts and smiles to their faces.
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Oh pumpkin on the vine,
Oh pumpkin on the vine,
I picked the one that weighted a ton
And that's the one that's mine.

I carved two funny eyes,
A mouth thats oversized,
My mother took the other gook
and made some pumpkin pies~~

Here is a pumpkin card made with a Northwood's rubber stamp.  The pumpkins are stamped on the white back card base in the center.  They are then stamped and embossed on a white paper and colored with copics markers.  The front three pumpkins are cut out on the embossed paper along with the vines at the bottom.   The green cardstock is embossed with clear.   The card is then layered with orange and green cardstock that has had circles cut out of the center.  The pumpkins that have been ct out are popped up and adhered to the front of the card.

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