Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Christmas Window Easel

Another fun to create card.  I struggled a bit with the tree until I decided to put the picture window in front of it.  That changed the whole look of the card.  This was inspired by a stamp from Doodlebug Home for the Holidays.  I hand cut the Christmas tree and the picture window, both are my own creations.

This card is entered into two challenges:  CARDZTV  and Tuesday Throwdown.  CARDZTV's challenge was to make a tree and Tuesday Throwdown's challenge was a Christmas in July challenge.  This card applied to both.

Here is my offering:

Happy crafting to all and to all a good night (heehee),

White and Red cardstock - The Paper Company
Green PP - DCWV
Christmas Lights sticker - Christmas for kids Borders - Me and My Big Ideas
Star sticker - Patriotic Sayings - Me and My Big Ideas
Greeting stamp - Doodlebug Home for the Holidays - Doodlebug Design, Inc., Hampton ART
Scarlet Pigment Brush Pad - ColorBox
Creamy Brown Fluid Chalk - Color Box
Dark Brown Fluid Chalk - ColorBox
Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk - ColorBox
Foam Tape - Darice.


Well I have been having fun creating Christmas cards.  I had started this Snowman card a few weeks ago and just could not get inspired.  I was inspired today.  It went together like a dream.   Some of the inspiration goes to Unscripted Sketches #65.  My little snow friend we able to find a suitable home until he is sent on his way.  I also combined this with two other challenges:  Pile It On "Stretch that Plastic" and Splendid Stamping's "Don't forget to Floss!"  Here is Unscripted Sketches sketch:

Here is my offering:

More to come ...
White, Navy cardstock;
Snowman stamp - Winter wonders - Autumn Leaves
MD Baby Blue (334) floss - DMC
White snowflake eyelet - unknown
Light blue button - unknown
Silver snowflake brad - Gartner Studios
Ink:  Black (unknown), Royal Blue and Cranberry (Pigment Brush Pad - ColorBox)
Black ZIG Writer - EK Success
Mini Pop Dots - All Night Media - Plaid

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Happy Thoughts!

Hello all,

Got a late start to the day.  Am just finishing up a card.  Of course I was also attending Digi-Day at SNR Card Universe.  It was a ton of fun.  Come join us on August 28 for the next Digi-Day.  You will have a ton of fun too!

Here is the card I was working on during the Digi-Day.

Had a fun time making this one.  Lots of hand cutting though ... very relaxing. 

Happy Crafting,


White cardstock - The Paper Company
Lime green cardstock - paper stash
All patterned paper from DCWV Flower Shower Stack
Mini Pop Dots - All Night Media - Plaid
Foam Tape - Darice
Font - Crazy Girlz Blond BTN - www.fontdiner.com

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Red Rose

Hello my friends,

Well, I have been at it again.  This time it was a commissioned card.  Yippee!!!  I really had a great time with this one.  Played around with a new digital stamp from Treehouse Stamps.  I got the Embrace Life digital stamp that had two beautiful roses included.  Ashley got my order right out and I was able to get things rolling quickly this morning.  Here is a pic of my finished card.

I also made a lined envelop.  The liner was made by positioning a smaller version of the rose stamp all-over red cs.  I also made a rose seal for the back of the envelop.

Happy Crafting,


Black cs - Time to Cherish - Current
Red, Green and White cs - The Paper Company
Stamp - Lg. Rose - Embrace Life - Treehouse Stamps
Silver Pen (Extra Fine Pint 0.7mm) - Pen-tough - Sakura
2 Way Glue - ZIG - EK Success

Monday, July 12, 2010

Smile Mosaic

Hello bloggers,

Hope all of you had or are having a terrific Monday.  Busy, busy here in Texas.  I reorganized my paper scraps.  The larger scraps were filed in an old paper carrier and the smaller scraps are still in the paper drawer.  It sure makes things much easier when looking for just the right size element.

I made two of the same card today.  Both are pink, green and white.  The challenge was a mosaic look.  Check out Tuesday Throwndown and Card Patterns.  Here is my take on their challenges.  Here is a pic of CP#72.

I really enjoyed making these cards and they actually went quite fast once I got the measurements figured out.  I think I will do these again.
Happy Crafting,
Materials used:

White cs - The Paper Company
Pink/White and Green/White pp - DCWV - The Spring Stack
White stitched Green ribbon - unknown
Pink Gingham ribbon - JoAnn's
Pink Buttons - unknown (probably got these at a crop)
Smile stamp - Doodlebug Memories, Doodlebug Designs, Inc. - HamptonART
Black ink - unknown
Thermoweb adhesive
Glue stick - Pioneer
Glue Dots - Glue Dots International
Tools used:
Tag - Coluzzle - ProvoCraft

Sunday, July 11, 2010

HB Song

Here is another one!  I was on a creative roll.  Still lots rolling around in my head ... well that is another matter.

This one was created with Mojo Monday #146 and Play Date Cafe #37 Challenges.

Materials used:
White and Turquoise cs - The Paper Company
Multi-Stripe, Pastel Medallion and Two-Tone Pink Circle pp - DCWV Flower Shower Stack
Birthday Vellum - JoAnn's Craft Essentials
Present sticker - "Celebrate Me!" - Renae Lindgren Scrapbook Stickers - Creative Imaginations, Inc.
Green Picot ribbon - Offray
Foam tape - Darice
Font - Holiday Springs BTN Quill - http://www.fontdiner.com/
Tools used:
Small Oval cutter - Creative Memories
Red cutting blade - Creative Memories
Computer and Printer

Happy Crafting!

Rain Dance

Hello bloggers,

Hope you all had a terrific Sunday.  Ours was quiet and relaxing ... was in the craft room making cards again.  Here is the latest.  This one is for TSSC #129  and Paper Playtime #6 - "It's a Guy Thing". 

Materials used:
White cs - The Paper Company
Teal cs - unknown
Orange pp - unknown
Cloud/Umbrella, Teal/Grange/Green Stripe, Blue/Green Floral, Green Plaid - DCWV Flower Shower Stack
White Ultimate Gel Pen - American Crafts

Tools used:
Magic Matter - Puzzlemates
Threading Water Punch - Fiskars

My DH is often times very silly.  On occasion he will do a 'rain dance'.  That was the inspiration for this card.  It is most definitely a 'guy thing' in our home. 

Happy Crafting!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Flowers for You

Here is another creation.  This one was created with Unscripted Sketches #62.  It is also in the pink and green theme.  I really like those colors.  However, they are not really in any of the rooms of my home.  Oh, I take that back.  I have this 'flame stitch' wallpaper in my entry, kitchen/dining room that has shades of pink/green/blue.  It is very nice. 

Here is my card offering.

Materials used:
White, Grass Green and Pink cs - The Paper Company
Pink/Green/White plaid and Multi Pastel dots - DCWV The Spring Stack
Flower stamp - Doodlebug Friends CS4294 - Doodlebug Designs, Inc. (HamptonART)
For You stamp - All Year Greetings - Fiskars
Crayola colored pencils - Binny Smith, A Hallmark Company
Pink Rhinestone butterfly - Darice
Pop Dot - All Night Media - Plaid

Tools used:
Small Circle and Large Circle Template - Creative Memories
Green and Blue cutting blade - Creative Memories

That is it for tonight.

Happy Crafting!

Butterfly Wishes

Good evening all,

Hope you all had a great Saturday!  Mine was wonderful.  I reconnected with a friend who has been out of town for a while.  It was really good visiting with her.  I am so glad she is back in town.  Before and after my visit I was busy creating some new cards ... who knew???  As you can tell I have been coloring again!?!  I just love coloring!!  Hope you enjoy!

This is the card front.
Inside of card.  Left blank for sentiment to come.

I made the following card using these three challenges:
SSSC #76 (Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge) - I used their sketch
CIC66 (Cupcake Inspiration Challenge)
Pile It On My Favorite Things (Butterflies and Flowers)
I enjoyed these very much.  Thanks SSSC, CIC and Pile It On for your inspiration.  If you have not checked out these sites please do so.  These DT's do a terrific job.
Materials used:
White cs - The Paper Company
Aqua cs - from stash
Cream with green dusting, Green with cream dots, Two-tone pink circles and Two-tone pink dots - DCWV Flower Shower Stack
Crayola colored pencils - Binney & Smith, A Hallmark Company
Flowers and small butterfly stamps - Doodle Friends CS4294 - Doodlebug Designs, Inc. (HamptonART)
Large butterfly stamp - Doodlebug Memories CS4304 - Doodlebug Designs, Inc. (HamptonART)
Pop Dots - All Night Media - Plaid
Black Ink - unknown
Pink and Turquoise Rhinestone - K & Company
Clear Rhinestone - Darice
Tools used:
Small and Medium Circle Template - Creative Memories
Red, Green and Blue cutters - Creative Memories
Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Blast from the past!

Whew! This is a blast from the past for me.  This is a pic of the first Christmas card I made in multiples.  It was tons of fun, but a LOT of work LOL!!!  The snowmen and snow globe were from Kayla's Kreations vol. 1.  Enjoy!

Materials used:
All are unknown manufacturers at this time as I did not make a list.
CS - black, brown, green, orange, white shimmer
PP - red/green/white plaid, purple/green/blue/white plaid, snowflake paper
soft fuzzy paper for snow base
clear acetate
iridescent 'snow' flake
I think I used a millennium roller ball pen.  I got this at the office supply.
Xyron 150 for most of the adhesive
Card base was Ivory premade

Tools used:
Creative Memories circle template and cutting blade
Scallop Scissors

Happy crafting,

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hooray! Cupcake

Hello All!

What a beautiful day we had today.  It was wonderfully sunny most of the day and then we had a POP up thunderstorm!  Lots of thunder *BOOM* and lightning!  Almost lost the power.  Thank goodness we did not.  It was too muggy to be without A/C.

I have a new creation.  Although it is a little late for July 4th, it is for my mother's friend who is a 'firecracker' baby.    I also made it for two challenges:  For Fun Challenges and Paper Cutz Challenge #48.  These challenges were for patriotic card or July 4th craft project using digital, hand stamped or Cricut cut image. Oh, the cupcake image is from Treeshouse Stamps.  Stop by they have some really cute digis.  Enjoy!

Materials used:
White cs - The Paper Company
Black, Red and Blue cs - Times to Cherish (Current)
Crayola Colored Pencils - Binney & Smith A Hallmark Company
Foam tape - Darice
Mini Pop Dots - All Night Media - Plaid
Cupcake - June free digital stamp image - Treehouse Stamps
Font - Crazy Girlz Blond BTN - www.fontdiner.com

Tools used:
Computer and Printer

I really enjoyed coloring this cut little cupcake.  It was very relaxing and fun.  Hope you enjoy.

Hugs and happy crafting!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Just stopping by for a visit ...

While I was posting my latest card creation I had a visitor to my craft table sneak in ... Zach a.k.a. Bubbe.
He and his sisters (Sophie and Lucy) jockey for room on the craft table while I am there.  They are quickly moved to a chair which is strategically placed beside me while crafting.  With all the sharp tools and many pointy objects on the table I worry about them getting hurt while jumping up on the table or down from the file cabinet to the left of the table (off picture).  Do you see the mat under Bubbe?  That's my Creative Memories cutting mat.  I know what he is thinking, "Mom, did you think I would curl up on a bare table?" 

I think I will let him 'sleep' there for a while.  I have some calls to make and dust to stir. 

Happy crafting!


Hello all,

Hope you had a wonderful 4th.  It was quiet here.  Had quite a bit of rain on Friday and Saturday, but Sunday was bright and sunny. 

Several blogs are having Christmas in July.  CARDZ TV is one such blog (one of my favs, see button on sidebar).  Unscripted Sketches is another blog with Christmas in July.  They are having something everyday in the month of July.  Head on over and check them out.  I mentioned these two because the card below fits with both challenges.  Unscripted Sketches Bonus Christmas in July #1 was the pattern used for this card along with CARDZ TV's color combo (pink, red, green, white and black ONLY). 

Materials used:
White cardstock - The Paper Company
Black cardstock - Times to Cherish (Current)
Green tinted White - DCWV Flower Shower stack
Pink w/red dots - DCWV Flower Shower stack
Red - DCWV Flower Shower stack
Green grid lines - DCWV Flower Shower stack
Black w/white edges ribbon - unknown
Opal Glitter Glue - JoAnn's Craft Essentials

Tools used:
'Glisten' Embossing Template L9510 - Lasting Impressions
Embossing Tool - Lasting Impressions
Light Box - Darice
Sanding file - Making Memories
Large Circle - Creative Memories
Red Cutting Blade - Creative Memories
Create-a-Sticker Xyron 150 - Xyron

I had a lot of fun creating this one.  It is fun thinking of Christmas in July.

Merry HoHo!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

SS Lollipop

When I was browsing the available challenges for this past week, I found the Paper Playtime #5 challenge: Ahoy Matey.  The words to "The Good Ship Lollipop" began buzzing around in my head.  Although the only thing Ahoy Matey and "The Good Ship Lollipop" have in common is a ship I decided to create a card ... what else does one do in these cases?  Here are the results.

Materials used:
CS: White, Ivory (The Paper Company)
PP: Blue Speckled (Bo Bunny Press), Gold Marble, Two-tone Yellow Dot, Purple Dot, Brown and Pink Cardstock (paper stash), Pastel Stripe (DCWV - The Spring Stack)
Chalk: Blue, Dark Blue, Gray, White, Mustard and Brown (Inkadinkado)
Pen: Pure Pink Writer (Zig - EK Success), Black Pen - unknown
Stickers: Peppermint (PSX)
Glitter Glue: Opal (JoAnn Craft Essentials)
Fonts: First Grader (WSI-Font Collection, W.S.I.) and Arial Narrow (The Monotype Corporation)
Adhesive: 2 Way Glue (Zig - EK Success)
Words to "The Good Ship Lollipop" by S. Clare - found on internet

Tools used:
Rulter: Scallop ruler (PA-620A - Déjà Views by C-Thru Ruler Company)
Computer and Printer

I hope this will end the song repeat in my head.  Hope you enjoy the card as much as I enjoyed making it.


Friday, July 2, 2010

Heart Bloom

Hello my scrappy friends!

Happy Friday.  Have missed being around.  Have been out of town for a few days, but am home again and enjoying my crafting time.  Once I got unpacked and settled back into the groove of things, I started checking out what all of you have been doing.  Some of you are crafting up a storm.  I have been very inspired.

Here is my latest creation using Card Patterns Sketch #70.

Materials used
White cardstock - The Paper Company
All patterned paper is DCWV - Flower Shower Spring Stack (12X12)
Dark Teal, Light Teal, Orange and White mosaic
Orange and White grid
Two-tone Purple Floral
Light Blue Denim
Floral Heart
Burgundy Satin ribbon - Offray
Yellow button - unknown
Burgundy buttons - unknown
#972 - Deep Canary floss - DMC
Glue Dots - Glue Dots International
Foam tape - Darice
Mini Pop Dots - All Night Media - Plaid
Font - Melanie BT - Bitstream, Inc.

Tools used

Have a terrific evening.  I am off to craft some more!