Sunday, March 29, 2009

All Aboard!

Good Morning, I hope everyone enjoyed and was inspired yesterday by Unity's World Record Blog Hop. Today's share is another card created using Unity Stamps. When creating this I used the "Choo Choo", "Little One" and the Wild & Crazy Bunch set. Characters were colored using Copic markers, acetate was added to the windows and again I used the paper from Plaid "Summer Sophisticates"along with some scraps I had lying around. Looking at it now I should have used some puffy paint for the little smoke stack for added dimension.

If you didn't get a chance to join in the blog hop yesterday, you can still "Hop Aboard" by going to SCS where you will find ALL the links for everyone that participated.

Have fun and thanks for hopping by!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Unity Inspirational Blog Hop

Good Morning, I am going to double your pleasure here since I couldn't decide on which card to share. This is a two- for- one hop stop!

First card : I am so in love with this newer set from Unity called You + Me = Happy . I colored it using Copic markers then paired it up wit some matching paper from Lasting Impressions called Sweet Tomato Dots.I completed the card using a little sewing around edge, adding a couple buttons tied with hemp before mounting it all on to Kraft cardstock from Stamping Up.

Second card: I paper pieced the Sweet Boy Jumper. This soft paper is from Plaid Summer Sophisticates series. The adorable diecut title added to the card is from MME. I stamped Little One from Unity's Wild & Crazy Bunch set using white ink and seafoam white embossing powder on to a Cuttlebug tag. I added a scallop edging using Fiskar punch and finished the card off by attaching a big white button.

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward

Today's Inspirational Blog Hop starts here. For your next stop head on over to the very talented Brenda's blog.

Enjoy your day! Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Classy Rose

Good Evening, sorry I did not return with a card yesterday. The weather here was unusually warm and my day turned into a extremely productive day just not in my craft room. I took advantage of it by doing some yard cleanup, how nice to get rid of the winter remnants left. I then had a totally unbrainy idea, considering condition of my back, to clean up the garage. I can tell you today this was not at all a smart move if you get my drift. URGH I did however, manage to organize and sort through another section only 99 more to go!

Here is a card I wanted to share it was created for a dry embossing group's sketch challenge. I cased the scalloped edging . The idea came from another dry embossing friend Shelly, who sent me a RAK that I fell in love with. To create you use the largest Classic Scalloped Paisley Nestability and mask off the part you don't want cut or embossed. After cutting and embossing this tri fold card I ran the upper section through Cuttlebug "Swiss Dot" folder and attached this very soft Anna Griffin paper to the bottom. I completed it by creating a closure band, attached the embossed rose to an oval Nestability to complete it. I did brush ink to edges to give a slightly aged look using my favorite ink.
Lasting Impression -L9587 Rose template and Ivory cs
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Paisley, Oval Scallop dies
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder
Anna Griffin dp
Colorbox "dune" ink

Thanks for stopping in!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Multipurpose Hair Products?

Hi, I think you will like this post. Many of my regulars know my hubby passed away in September. Since that time, I have been busy cleaning and de-cluttering in an attempt to rid the house of all unnecessary items. I am planning on having on heck of a huge garage sale this spring! The other day while cleaning out some bathroom cabinets I came across these curling rods and foam rollers from days gone by. I instantly thought WOW.... these would make great ribbon holders! So I set out to try them out and here are the results. They are terrific and because you can buy them from a wholesale beauty supply house in various sizes to handle all size ribbons I think these are my new favorite ribbon wrappers. In the same cabinet where some old foam rollers. I experimented wrapping ribbon around one which worked wonderfully. The foam on mine from being there so long was dry rotted so I removed foam and wrapped and closed ribbon around the roller rod omitting the foam which I would suggest since foam does dry rot.

So these went from the trash to recycle bin real quickly! I hope you find this ribbon storage idea as neat as I do.

One last favor.... putting a plug in for my very talented daughter.... Kathy is in the MFT Idol contest on SCS and voting starts this evening. You can find more information on her blog throughout the day. For those that are members please remember to vote for your favorite and hopefully your vote will be for "20something".

I am off to enjoy some sunshine temps are a whooping 60 here today. Feels good to know spring is near finally after what seems like a very long winter. I will be back later with a card hopefully but couldn't contain myself I just had to share this discovery with everyone:)
Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

One layout 2 Different Designs

Hi, Today I am sharing a couple of cards I made but haven't shared yet. I made the first stamped card using a favorite set of mine from Unity "Giggle Grove". It is one of my all time favorite sets there is so much you can create with it.

The second card was created after finding out a dear embossing friend had lost her beloved bird. For her card I chose the same layout but of course wanted a totally dry embossed card for her. The design used in the first card I thought was perfect so I cased it thus creating two very similar cards one stamped and one dry embossed. For both cards I used Lasting Impressions "Uptown Vine & Ivory" cs and buttons. I also rounded the corners on both cards for a softer look.
Other supplies
Fiskar scallop punch
black marker
black Versafine ink
clear embossing powder
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

It's Almost Spring

Hello, today I worked on my craft room sorting and cleaning, not that I got far! As I was cleaning up some scraps, I decided to make this card. I have had this template out since receiving it so before putting it away decided to create this card. I really don't like it all that much, not sure why I had to have it! All card stock and template (L9566) are from Lasting Impressions. Even though I tired jazzing it up it I'm still not super impressed with card!
Oh well, no worries it is is put away and I used it once:)
Other Supplies
Cuttlebug Argyle folder
Nestability "rectangle"
Polka Dot ribbon from Micheal's
Button misc.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 13, 2009

A Homely Card

Hi luckily I made this card yesterday to share because today I am back in bed with this dang back! While cleaning my craft room and needing to actually use some of my stash , I found this metal sentiment which was perfect for this card. I paired it up a new stamp I purchased from Starving Artistamps. As you can see I decided to scribble (haven't done that in years) to color and what I didn't scribble I paper pieced. I thought the card needed some clouds and not having any, I stamped the trees a couple of times on to white stock and cut the tops off using them worked out well. The button was added to incorporate a tad bite more of color to the card.

"Home is the sweetest type of heaven" and bed in particular right about now:)

Starving Artistamp's DoodleFactory "House"
Plaid "Winter Casual" DP
White cs
Lasting Impressions "Chocolate" cs
Copic Markers
lime thread and sewing machine
Black Versafine Ink
Sentiment (I think) Making Memories
Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful evening

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Hi, Today's share is just a quick dry emobssed "chick-a-dee" card with some bold colors! Some may wonder how I created the background paper for the card to match so well, If you saw my craftroom you would wonder no more! It seems like everything that makes it into that room stays in there until I find a use for it including the packaging! I used the index sheet from Lasting Impressions "Sunshine" pack. I was surpised at how well it embossed and scuffed.

Sometimes some of the best things are free.

Supplies Include

Lasting Impressions Templates S613 (egg), S811 (chick)
Lasting Impressions "Sunshine"pp & "Lemon" CS
White linen cs
Zig marker black
standard paper punch
bright pink brads
I hope your day is bright and sunny.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

You're Not Hallucinating!

Hello, you're not hallucinating everything is coming up mushrooms today, perhaps it's the hallucinogenic drugs I am on that caused me to create this card. This is another set from Starving Artistamps DoodleFactory "Fairy Tales" series. In the end , drug induced or not I think it is a cute card and worth sharing. I stamped a roll of mushrooms on to leather like tan cs and really didn't think the Copic Markers would work well but was surprised how well the paper absorbed the color.

I think this card would make a good get well or even a sympathy card for a guy.


Starving Artistamps -DoodleFactory "mushrooms"
Versafine Black ink
Copic Markers
Leather-like cs
Lasting Impressions cs
DCWV Fall Mat Stack
Square and scallop Nestabilities
Lasting Impressions "oatmeal " buttons
gold floss
Ivory ribbon
Maroon button
Thanks so much for stopping by - Enjoy your evening.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sketch Challenge

Well, hello there! Do you remember me? I don’t blame you if you don’t… I have been away far too long and I've missed you so. My plan was to take a few days away from computer to organize and sort through my over flowing craft room when this task was put on hold. I managed to wind up flat on my back, falling down some stairs on an already fragile back, age not being on my side it knocked me out for awhile. The back is still touch and go but with the help of drugs, tolerable for short periods. Not being able to sleep last night I spotted the sketch challenge on Kathy's Blog and followed the links to get the specifics. After seeing what was up for grabs I had to give it a whirl. I just got some Starving Artistamps and was anxious to ink them so this challenge was perfect for me. The challenge can be found at 2 Sketches 4 You. This is the card I created for the challenge.

Starving Artistamps "Sweets N Hearts", "Doegy"
Copic Markers
Versafine "Black Ink"
Clear embossing powder
Lasting Impressions paper
Basicgrey "Cupcake" paper pad
Clear bubble stickers
Circle Nestability
Crystal Lacquer
Glitter Glue

Enjoy your evening, and thanks for stopping in.