Saturday, January 31, 2009

Good Luck

Hello, we did get all the snow we were expecting and then some. I have lots of extra if anyone wants some.

I couldn't wait to play with a new SU set I got so I came up with this card. Since I don't normally send out St. Patrick's cards (which this design would be great for) I made it into a generic "Good Luck" card. By adding a few buttons and attaching some 3 leaf clovers punch out of matching background paper it makes for a nice quick card and is masculine enough to send to that special guy who may be celebrating retirement, graduation , promotion etc.
Supplies Used
SU Sincere Salutations
SU Season of Friendship
Versafine black ink
Adirondack Espresso
LI limeade paper, green polka dot (unknown) as is the brown DP
Armada clover punch
brown/white piece of scrap ribbon
Thanks for stopping by enjoy your Saturday. I'm off to see what else I can "branch" off into but I wanted to share this with you first.


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Little Monkey Lovin'

Hello, miss me? Sorry for the long absence I finally got off my lazy tush and decided to make a card. I bought a new laptop and have been spending some time learning it and loading it with all my needed programs. Although, I have been playing around with computers since they were introduced hubby has always been the one to install everything and fix what I blew up. So I'm proud to say I even managed to transfer all my email without losing any all by myself!
I still had all of my October stamps Kathy bought me for Christmas on my work table so I thought I would play some more with this cute monkey. I used Ranger "glossy accents" on the tongue and the heart. After allowing it to dry, I used some Lasting Impressions "Scrappy Rubs" for the wording. Completed card is 5 1/4 squared.

Supplies Include
October Stamp
Square Scallop Nestability
White cs, Unknown "Brown/Black"DP (swiped from Kathy), LI "Poppy Red"CS
Black thread, sewing machine
Red Buttons inserted with "vintage choc brown" ribbon
Copic Markers
Black thin tip marker
3D "Black" Scribbles
Ranger "Glossy accents"
I may have an extra play day tomorrow, we are suppose to get a foot of snow by daybreak. Sounds like a good day to call in sick:)
Have a great day, stay warm! Thanks for popping in.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Sending Love

Hi, I can't seem to put down my Valentine templates so I hope you don't mind me sharing another Valentine card! This is one of those Lasting Impression templates that I never really liked, that is until I paired it with these colors. I really like these colors together.

Supplies include Lasting Impressions sunflower, poppy and black cs, L9183 template, Cuttlebug "swiss dot" folder, Nestability "label", some black & white checker ribbon and a big ole' red button.

Enjoy your evening, thanks for stopping in.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Simple Love

Simple "Love" card but is it too simple? I thought of jazzing it up with ribbon but thought with grouping the hearts in the manner I did, it created enough of an impact. This is certainly another ten minute or less make card.

Supplies Used
Cuttlebug "Swiss Dot" folder
Lasting Impressions L9457 template
Colorbox chalk "Red Warm" ink
Denami Design stamp
Paper: LI "Poppy Red", linen "white", and My Minds Eye

Have a creative day. Thanks for popping in.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

A Rosy Birthday

I made this card for my mother in law's upcoming birthday. She is a huge flower lover so this card is perfect for her and I got to use one of my favorite flower stamps to make it. I bought this stamp at a garage sale long ago. It is a mounted to wood stamp but has no manufacturer on it. When ever I need to make a quick flower card I reach for this stamp.
I used Copic markers to color it and added a little glitz by going over some of the lines using the Spica markers. The papers used came from Kathy's stash ( I scored big while visiting)!! I am definitely putting some of the scraps to use since arriving home. Of course, I had to add a touch of sewing and a button to complete it.
Enjoy your evening and thanks for dropping in.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Quick Dry Embossed Valentine Card

Tonight I thought I would share a quick card I whipped up last night and never got around to posting it. It uses a minimal amount of supplies and came together quite quickly. I really like the DP it makes the card!

Supplies used

Lasting Impressions templates L9064 & S868
Reminisce "Sweet Spots" DP, Lasting Impressions "Pink checkered", White linen, DCWV "bright pink"
Nestibilities (circles, scallop)
3D pearl paint, turquoise ribbon and thread
sewing machine
Cuttlebug "Swiss Dots"

Fellow blogger question..... Is anyone else having trouble with counter not working? If so could you email me a cure if you know it. Thanks

Have a great evening, stay warm.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Masculine Get Well Card

Hello, if you are anything like me you know how hard it is to come up with a good masculine card of any kind. Especially challenging to me are masculine sympathy and get well cards. I was able to tackle making a "get Well' card easily with this new cute image from October stamps.

Again, the DP was swiped from Kathy's scrap pile and worked out to be a perfect addtion to this card.


Wording CHF "Kim Hughes"

Monkey October stamps "Nina Aslund"

Card stock Lasting Impressions

Corner rounder


We R Memory Keepers (X-Large Eyelets)

Black Ink

Copic Markers

Have a super evening, thanks for dropping in!~

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bright & Cheery Valentine

Good Morning, while putting away some of the scraps I brought back from my visit with Kathy, I came across this boldly bright paper from We R Memories and had to put it to use. It goes so well with the red polka dot paper from Scenic Route.
Embossing and cutting hearts and circles out from matching cardstock made this card go together very quickly. To finish it off I added a few bright yellow buttons and had a card done in less then ten minutes.

Supplies Used
Dollar Store Greeting
Lasting Impressions L9182
Colorbox Chalk Ink "Warm Red"
Papers: White Linen, We R Memories, Scenic Route
Accessories: buttons, Nestibilites (circle & Rectangle)
Glue pop dots.

Today I plan on doing some laundry and curling up and reading my new Grisham book .Enjoy your Sunday and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

A Love-ly Tree

Just dropping in to share another card created in the wee hours. This one also uses several Lasting Impression templates and card stock. I like switching up templates (like the tree) and using them in different ways to get a whole different look. The DP used for the heart tree is from a bargain bag Kathy picked up for me at her local scrapbook store all other paper is LI.

Templates used to create this card

I think it has finally stopped snowing here for a bit after snowing all day and leaving my area with a good 18" since last night.

Enjoy your evening and thanks for popping in.

Love You!

Good Morning, unable to sleep last night and not wanting to watch another infomercial I decided to mosey into my craft room and put some of my energies to use. This is the first of several cards I created as a result. I have had the arrow template from Lasting Impressions for some time and decided to incorporate it into this design. All cardstock and templates are Lasting Impressions. I distressed and inked the edges using Colorbox "dune and brown" inks.
Templates used to create this card:
Enjoy your Saturday. I should be back later with more since we are snowed in. Ole' man winter decided to dump about a foot of snow on us since 6:00 last night and more on the way.
Thanks for dropping in!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Cute Valentine

Today's post will have to be short, I have a super headache but still wanted to share another image that Kathy bought for me. I don't recommend using Lasting Impressions paper with copic markers. It took me a few different times coloring with my Copics markers before getting a 1/2 way decent colored image. I did not want to go with solid white paper though. Does anyone know of a off white paper that works well with Copic markers?

Supplies:Stamps: By Nina Aslund for October Stamps, My Favorite Thing, Stampendous

Papers:Lasting Impression, Scenic Route, polka dots (unknown) swiped it from Kathy's stash

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: clear embossing powder, Buttons Scenic Route, pop dots, clear glue, Copic Markers, White paint pen.

Have a fantastic morning and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Oh Sweet Pea

Good Morning, I finally kicked the fever that I thought would never go away and now am only left with the sniffles to deal with. For today's share I dug out my Lasting Impressions templates and created this simple but cute baby card using some of the new limeade paper.


Lasting Impressions software, LI 9283
Papers: Linen White cs, Lasting Impressions "limeade"
Accessories:Nestibilities "square and small rectangle" dies, buttons (green) LI , (orange)unknown, ribbon "Dashes and Dots" Michaels, Font "MarkerFinePoint-Plain" 24pt, Fiskars "striped" embossing plate.

Have a "sweet" day and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Some Monkey Lovin'

Good Evening despite feeling like crud, caught a bug on the plane I think. I managed to finish a card I started while visiting Kathy. She surprised me by ordering me a ton of stamps from October Stamps when she ordered hers and gave them to me for Christmas. I just think this monkey is the cutest lil guy and perfect for paper piecing.

Stamps: By Nina Aslund for October StampsPapers:White CS, DP by Bo Bunny and Scenic Route
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Button Scenic Route, pop dots, Copic Markers, White paint pen, Heart eyelets, wording and flowers (gifts) unknown, Ribbon Michaels, thread (blue & red), sewing machine.

Have a wonderful evening and thanks for stopping by. I am off to nurse this fever some more.

Friday, January 2, 2009


I know this card is a little late but one of my New Year's resolutions is never to send out another yucky store bought card again. This is my attempt at getting a head start on next year. I also wanted to share a "find" I picked up while in Utah. Kathy saw the paper as ugly while I saw it as having potential for a QUICK card make:) The paper was marked down and is intended to be used to print invitations using a print program of some sort. It is called "Starlight" by Faux Designs and is pre-embossed by adding a bit more embossing using some Lasting Impressions templates and a little stitching, you can whip these up quickly. I am opting for the horizontal one as my favorite. One sheet will make two card fronts.

Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific evening.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

After spending a fabulous Christmas in Utah with Kathy and SIL I arrived home 50 lbs. heavier then I left! Kathy was the perfect enabler she obliged me by taking me to every scrapbook/hobby store you could think of. I found all sorts of things I couldn't live without. I struggled to get the box from the baggage area to the pickup zone. Does anyone feel sorry for me? I know my brother didn't when I made him unload it from the car:) . When he asked me what was in the box and I told him, his eyes just rolled!

I also gained about 10 physical pounds thanks to Kathy's baking skills and her lemon pistachio cookies. I guess my resolution for the New Year will be to go on a diet.

While waiting for them to wakeup one morning, I decided to create a Birthday card for sis using some of her stash. Determined to make it bolder and brighter then my normal dull colors. I came up with this color scheme but could not quite figure out how to finish it off until she joined in and found this perfect ribbon in her stash.

Welcome to a NEW year!