Wednesday, November 2, 2011

2 For 1

Hello dear friends!

Can you believe it is November already?  Where has this year gone?
Like any other year it has had happy times and sad times.  This card is for one of those sad times.  One of the ladies from the Teapot Tuesday Challenge on SCS recently lost her sister to cancer.  Our challenge was to make a mosaic card.  The base cardstock is elegant eggplant.  I took a piece of designer paper and cut it up into pieces and then pasted them onto the elegant eggplant.  Then I stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I did this twice to give it a shiny mosaic look.  With the Cuttlebug I used a Nestibilities die-cut to make a frame on which I placed the image and sentiment.  The image was colored with Copic markers.  The image is a digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps.  Added rhinestone swirls and sheer, polka dot ribbon to finish it off.  The frame and image are on dimensionals.

Paper:  elegant eggplant, pure plum cardstock, unknown designer paper
Stamps:  Digi from Bugaboo Stamps
Ink: Versamark, Copic markers
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestibilities die-cut, scissors, glue, heat tool, clear embossing powder, dimensionals, rhinestone swirls, polka dot sheer ribbon.

SC354, CC344

This card was made for a color challenge and a sketch challenge.  The colors we were to use were tempting turquoise, elegant eggplant, pumpkin pie and I love these colors and sketch for a Halloween card.
The base is tempting turquoise run through the Cuttlebug using a swirly vine folder.  The next layer is pumpkin pie on elegant eggplant and embossed with the pumpkin folder.  Used a corner rounder punch on two corners.  Next is a strip of elegant eggplant that I used a border punch on the one end.  The image is a digi from Bugaboo Stamps on white and pumpkin pie.  Image is on dimensionals.  Added orange rhinestones and black metallic ribbon.  Very simple to make.

Paper:  elegant eggplant, tempting turquoise, pumpkin pie, whisper white cardstock
Stamps:  silhouette digi from Bugaboo Stamps
Ink:  Computer
Accessories:  Cuttlebug, swirly vine folder, pumpkin folder, corner rounder punch, scallop doily border punch, dimensionals, rhinestones, black metallic ribbon

Tomorrow I pack to go to Fairmount Resort for a week of rest and relaxation.  Pray that the roads are good and not icy.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

50 Years

Wow!  imagine celebrating 50 years of marriage.  This past weekend friends of ours did just that.  What a great time of celebration and thanking God for all of His wonderful blessings.
For the occasion I made this card.

The card is 5x5" so I used a piece of white cardstock 5"x10" and scored it at 5".  The front is done using the Cuttlebug and a Spellbinders Medallion die-cut.  Place the die-cut centered on the edge, set up the Cuttlebug to die-cut and run through to the half way point of the Medallion.  Back up and reset it to emboss the rest of the Medallion.  Trim in to the edge of the medallion on each side.  Use the ScorPal to score diamond pattern on the remainder of the front of card.  The flowers were made using mulberry paper and Stampin Up flower punches and layered on gold leaves.  Added gold pearls to the centers and on each diamond point.  The sentiment is computer generated and die-cut with a Verve tag and put on dimensionals.  Added some gold flourishes and gold metallic ribbon and a square of gold cardstock to the inside so it would show through the cutouts.

Paper:  whisper white, gold cardstock
Ink: computer generated sentiment
Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Medallion die-cut, Verve tag die-cut, Stampin Up flower punches, gold leaves, gold pearls, gold metallic ribbon, flourishes, dimensionals

Blessings to all,

Sunday, August 7, 2011


How can it be August already?  The time is flying by way too quickly.  Before we know it the snow and cold will be back.  It would be so nice to have at least 6 months of summer.  We have had a lot of thunderstorms and hail this year.  My poor plants have really taken a beating, knocked a lot of cherries off the trees and leaves off the trees.  Crazy weather!

Here is a cute little belated birthday card.  Very simple, quick and easy to make.  This is a stamp set from The Stamps of Life.  This is a one layer card so is easy to mail out.  Whisper white is the cardstock and the turtle is stamped with black Momento and colored with Copics markers.  The grass is stamped with garden green and the balloons and sentiment are real red.  I added diamond Stickles to the balloons after using the Cuttlebug to emboss with the Swiss Dots folder.  Used a corner rounder punch on the corners to finish it.  He is a cute little guy, hope you like it.

Stamps: late4Bday
Paper:  whisper white
Ink:  black Momento, real red
Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots folder, diamond Stickles, Copics markers

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, July 16, 2011


Greetings!  I can't believe it is the middle of July already.  Time is flying by too quickly.  Today is a gorgeous sunny day, of which we have not had an over abundance, so we must enjoy it while we have it.
The card I am going to show you today was made for the Teapotter Challenge on Splitcoast.  This challenge is my absolute favorite.  Sending out cards to those that need encouragement, a lift, some love, prayer, a word of cheer is so satisfying.  This one went to a lady in Ontario who recently was diagnosed with lung cancer.

This is a Rubbernecker stamp I love.  I stamped the image twice so I could cut out the largest blue and yellow flower.  The base is white cardstock that has been embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.  The image was colored with Copics markers and then cut out and put on dimensionals.  The two extra flowers were colored and then I used a stylus and foam mat to gently mold the petals, then added a dimensional and positioned them on top of the matching flowers.  This adds wonderful dimension and depth.  I also stamped a bumblebee from Penny Black's set A Wonderful Day and the small hummingbird from Flourishes Humming Along.  Colored, cut out, molded, added dimensional and positioned them on the card.  Flower Soft was added to the flower centers for added texture.  Diamond Stickles were added to the bumblebee wings and finally  I used a variegated sheer ribbon along the bottom edge.  I was quite happy how this turned out and I hope it brought some cheer and encouragement to the recipient.

Stamps:  Rubbernecker Daisies, Penny Black Wonderful Day, Flourishes Humming Along
Paper:  white cardstock
Ink:  Copics markers, black momento
Accessories:  Cuttlebug, embossing folder, scissors, dimensionals, Diamond Stickles, variegated sheer ribbon, Flower Soft

Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting.


Friday, June 17, 2011


It is wonderful to see all the green grass, trees and flowers.  It seemed like summer was never going to arrive.  I love this time of the year when everything is fresh and new.  It reminds me of the new life we have in Christ as believers.  The most precious gift we ever receive.

                                                  SC337 & CC327

Speaking of green this is a card I made for the sketch and color challenges on Splitcoaststampers.  I love this image from Flourishes, the old sailing ships were so majestic.
The colors we were to use were chocolate chip, old olive and very vanilla.  The base on each layer is chocolate chip, then old olive and then very vanilla.  The panel under the image is Stampin Up designer paper layered on chocolate chip cardstock and the edge is punched with the Martha Stewart stars border punch.
The image is stamped with old olive and popped up on dimensionals.  I punched a couple of old olive dots and covered them with Crystal Effects for my faux brads.  One corner of the image panel has been punched with a corner rounder punch.  Added old olive ribbon and a seaside piling to finish it off.  I know green is an unusual color for an ocean scene but I really like how it turned out.

Stamps:  Flourishes A guiding Light
Paper:  chocolate chip, old olive, very vanilla cardstock
Ink:  old olive
Accessories:  Martha Stewart stars border punch, corner rounder punch, faux brads, Crystal Effects, dimensionals, old olive ribbon, seaside piling

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Will & Kate

Is there anyone that hasn't seen that beautiful Royal fairytale wedding?  Kate was absolutely gorgeous in her beautiful Princess gown and Will was the handsome Prince.  I sincerely hope they will have a happy marriage and that it will be a lasting one.  They look so happy!  God bless them.

Teapot Tuesday was all about finding a suitable cozy cottage for the newlyweds.  I found this digi stamp on Make It Crafty that I fell in love with and thought it would do quite nicely for the Royals.


The base is peach parfait that has been embossed with a folder I can't remember the name of.  The bottom panel is Basic Grey Indian Summer layered on so saffron and also embossed with the same folder.  Image is colored with Copics markers.  The greenery and flowers are done with Flower Soft.  I used yellow stickles in the windows and diamond stickles on the water.  Unfortunately this does not show up in the picture.  The flower is two layers of white daisy petals that I laid flat on the peach parfait and so saffron ink pads and rolled with a brayer until I got the effect I wanted.  Added a button and bakers twine to the flower center and so dewdrops to finish off.
Will & Kate will be able to live there forever happily thereafter.
I appreciate your visits and comments.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Spring Has Arrived!

I do believe Spring has sprung, finally!  It seems like we have had winter forever, but God is blessing us with sunshine and warm breezes.  It is so good to see the robins and all the other birds back.  Soon it will be time to get some planting done.  We have such a short growing season, I envy those who live in warmer areas.  It really is very pretty here with the rolling hills and the Rocky Mountains to the west of us.  We are only about an hour and a half's drive from the mountains.  I don't know how anyone can go through the mountains and not be in awe of God's handiwork.

This one was made for this weeks Teapot Challenge and the color challenge.  Our destination this week is to a fellow teapotter.  This image was created by Leigh from Happileigh Scrapping specifically for the Teapot Challenge.  It is so adorable. The colors for this weeks challenge are bashful blue, baja breeze and certainly celery, lovely spring colors.  The image is colored with Copic markers and is on dimensionals.  The base is bashful blue and then baja breeze is layered on top.  The designer paper is from Stampin Up and is one of my favorites.  I used my Cuttlebug and Nestibilities rectangle diecut for the image and layered it on certainly celery.  Added some diamond Stickles to the butterfly, a pretty button, Basic Grey half pearls and certainly celery ribbon.  A very simple, easy to make card.
Thank you for popping by.  Please leave a comment so I know who has visited.

Stamps:  Digi
Papers:  bashful blue, baja breeze, certainly celery, white, cardstock, Stampin Up designer paper
Ink:  Copics markers
Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Nestibilities rectangle, dimensionals, fancy brad, Basic Grey half pearls, certainly celery ribbon


Friday, April 15, 2011


Yes, you read it right.  We have more snow with the possibility of more.  The one good thing is it doesn't stay for very long.  Where or where is Spring?  Some of my bulbs are coming up so that is a positive sign.  And the moisture should help out the farmers, of course there is a lot of flooding going on in different parts of the country.  So far we are okay.

What a classy lady this is!  Rubbernecker stamps has some really lovely ladies and this is Greta.  I made this card for this weeks sketch challenge on SCS.
Every layer has been embossed with the houndstooth folder.  I added a strip of lace to the edge of one layer along with some pearls.  The image was stamped on white, colored with Copics and then cut out and put on the top panel which is on dimensionals.  Added a fancy button and sentiment.  

Stamps:  Rubbernecker
Paper:  pear pizzazz, riding hood red, white cs, Basic Grey Boxer dp
Ink:  Black momento, pear pizzazz, Copics markers
Accessories:  Cuttlebug, houndstooth folder, dimensionals, white lace, button, Basic Grey pearls

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Welcome!  It has been one whole week without snow.  Yippee!  The snow has been slowly melting, which is good, because we have so much we could very easily have flooding.  It is so good to have the sunshine and not to have to wear all that heavy clothing.  And soon there will be no ice.  Ice and me do not have a good relationship.  I fall very easily and have to walk on egg shells when it is icy.  One of the perks of getting older!

                                                  Bad Puddy Tat!

This fun card was made for a lady in Idaho who had a bad fall a couple of years ago and as a result has had many surgeries on her back to the point of having nearly every vertebrae fused.  She loves cats and needed a little cheering up so she will be receiving many cards in the next few days.
I love this image from Cornish Heritage Farms.  Unfortunately they no longer are in business.  He is colored with Copics markers, also the little bird peeking over the top is a digi.  The image and bird are on dimensionals to pop them up.  Added rhinestones to corners for a bit of glitz.  Isn't he just the cutest!  What a mischief maker!
Have a wonderful weekend and soak in the love of God.

Stamps:  Doodle Pantry Digi, Cornish Heritage Farms Naughty Kitty
Ink:  black momento
Paper:  rust, so saffron, white cardstock. Basic Grey Boxer designer paper
Accessories:  Copics markers, dimensionals, rhinestones


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spring is in the Air!

What a glorious Sunday this is!  Started off with a fabulous church service where God's word was shared so wonderfully.  The sun was shining, didn't even have to wear a jacket.  Praise the Lord!  God is good and is the Almighty Creator.
I believe the spring air has given me a boost.

I just had to share this card with you.  I am so happy with how it turned out.  This card is going to a young woman in the States whose home was flooded and everything in her basement was destroyed which included all of her crafting supplies, toys, etc.  Mothermarks Tea Party took this challenge on and everyone was to make a girly card and send it off with ribbon.  Well, it turns out that most people are sending ribbons, stamps, card making supplies, etc.  The caring hearts of the women on Splitcoaststampers is overwhelming.  I feel privileged to be part of this group.
The base is so saffron topped with certainly celery.  Two triangle panels of so saffron and Basic Grey Lily Kate designer paper are layered on top.  The next layer is also so saffron with a different Lily Kate paper.  The image is on white cardstock layered on certainly celery.  The image is a digi stamp that I colored with Copics markers.  I used a corner rounder punch on all the corners.  Added a panel of white lace, a green bow and some Zva pearl flourish.  Hope you like it.

Stamp:  digi
Paper:  Stamping Up so saffron, certainly celery and white cardstock, Basic Grey Lily Kate designer paper.
Accessories:  Copic markers, corner rounder punch, dimensionals, ribbon, glue dots, white lace, Zva pearl flourishes

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, March 27, 2011


I am thinking positively.  Spring is here, it just isn't showing its face yet.  We have had 6 months of snow now and still have about 3 feet of it in our yard.  Our walks had to be cleaned three times last week because of more snow.  God tells us to give thanks in all things so I am thanking Him for the moisture that the farmers will be happy to have.  Sorry it has taken me two months to post but I have been very busy the last while with Splitcoaststampers.  I am on the Birthday Committee and am responsible for mentoring all the new volunteers.  I have just done the Annual Spring Cleaning which is almost completed.  For this I send out about 130 emails to all of our volunteers to check to see if they want to continue making cards and to make sure we have all the correct information.  As the replies come in I have to keep updating the volunteer database and when it is completed I send it to our Co-ordinator Barb.  I love doing this and being part of the Splitcoaststampers, I find everyone to be so supportive, caring and loving and a great place to learn all things to do with paper crafting.

Here is a card I did recently.  It was made for one of the challenges and we were to make a card with smiles.  I love Penny Black stamps, especially the Hedgies and thought this little guy had such a sweet smile.
The base is close to cocoa with a layer of cameo coral that has been embossed with a cuttlebug folder.  The image is stamped with black Momento ink on white and die cut with a Nestibilities die.  Mounted this on top of a close to cocoa circle cut out with a Coluzzle.  Image is colored with Copics markers and popped up on dimensionals.  The two corners are a cuttlebug die and added a couple of pearls.  I really like the white lace down the side.  A very simple, cute card that I am very happy with.

Stamps:  Penny Black Hedgie
Paper:  close to cocoa, cameo coral, whisper white cardstock
Ink:  black Momento, Copic markers
Accessories:  Cuttlebug, embossing folder, corner die-cut, Nestibilities circle, Coluzzle, dimensionals, Basic Grey half pearls, white lace.

Thanks for dropping by.  Please say hi, I love to know who has been by and from where.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Reach Out To Katie

I hope everyone is warmer where you are, it is about -30 Celsius with lots of snow.
It seems like everywhere you look people are getting buried under mounds of snow.  I am so looking forward to Spring.
With this post I want to draw your attention to the badge in the left hand panel.  Katie is a young woman with 3 boys, twins age 5 and a 10 year old and a husband who was diagnosed with level 4 stomach cancer just before Christmas.  She is undergoing chemo treatments as that is the only thing they can try.  She has such a strong spirit.  Jak Heath in the UK has started a fundraiser to help with their finances and whatever else they may need.  Just click on the badge and it will take you to Jak's site and all the info is there.  Just imagine, if you donate you could win a prize!
Yesterday, on Splitcoast Stampers the weekly Teapot Challenge was for Katie.  The cards are to go to Katie to give her a little encouragement and a lot of love.
This is the card I made.

                                                   MMTPT128, CC305
This also meets the requirements for the color challenge which was cherry cobbler, pretty in pink, and mambo melon.
The base is cherry cobbler as well as the punched border panel.  Pretty in pink was stamped with Pretty Petals stamp using cherry cobbler ink.  I then traced all the vines with a gold metallic pen.  Then took a piece of vellum and embossed it with the Birds and Vines folder and glued this on top of the pink.  The Nestibilities circle is mambo melon and is on dimensionals.  Sentiment is stamped using black Momento ink.  Added some pearl swirls and tiny roses to finish it off.  I love these colors together and was quite happy how it turned out.  I hope Katie enjoys it and feels the love and prayers that go with it.

Stamps:  Stampin Up Pretty Petals, Sweet N Sassy Prayer
Papers:  cherry cobbler, pretty in pink, mambo melon cardstock
Ink:  cherry cobbler, black Momento
Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Birds and Vines folder, Nestibilities die cut, Martha Steward border punch, gold metallic pen, pearl swirls, tiny roses, dimensionals


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sparkle Plenty

Yesterday Joan Ervin challenged us to color with Stickles for the technique challenge.  Now I love Stickles but had never thought of coloring with them.  I will be doing more of this, it is so pretty.
Here is my effort for the challenge:


The base is daffodil delight topped with certainly celery.  Love Basic Grey Origins designer paper which is next.  Then took a different sheet of Origins and used my new Martha Stewart border punch on it.  This strip was then put on certainly celery.
The image was stamped on whisper white cardstock with black Momento ink.  The entire image is colored using Stickles and blending the colors.  Added some brads, a ribbon and button.  This card went to Ireland for a birthday.  Thought it was appropriate to send all that green to Ireland, home of some of my ancestors.
Today is a special day.  God has granted me 49 years with my wonderful husband and what a blessing that has been.

Blessings to all,

Monday, January 3, 2011

Winnie Not Whinney!

A New Year!  and what better way to start it off than with the 'Mudder' and Teapot Tuesday!  We have a bit of a problem.  Seems there is some disagreement as to what the theme of a baby shower should be for the new grandson of Pat Smethers a SCS member.  Now I don't dislike horses that whinney but I love Winnie the Pooh so I am going in the front door with Winnie and the color blue.

                                             MMTPT127, CC303, SC313

I didn't have any Winnie the Pooh stamps so I went on the internet and found some free coloring pages and downloaded this happy picture.  I cut it out and colored it with Copics and mounted it on dimensionals.  This card also is for the color challenge which we had to use old olive, night of navy and daffodil delight and the sketch challenge.  I reversed the sketch to accommodate Winnie. The sentiment is on dimensionals also and added a couple of little butterflies.  I love this image of Winnie, it just makes me feel happy and free.  It makes me think of the happiness and freedom we have in Christ. I hope you enjoy it.

Paper:  Old Olive, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, white cardstock, designer paper
Accessories:  Stampin Up border punch and flower punch, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Copics markers, dimensionals, flower gems, star buttons