Friday, November 20, 2009

Happily Ever After

How about a wedding card? I have always adored this sentiment in a Stampin' Up! stamp set, but, it is the only stamp I like and can use in the entire set. And, it is a pretty pricey set, so liking only one stamp makes that a pretty expensive stamp! Anyway, I decided to type up the sentiment in Word and cut it out using label 4 nestie from Spellbinders and popped it up over some white satin ribbon from Mike's. Used the new Victorian Cuttlebug embossing folder for the background, matted with SU! brilliant blue (Wildcat Blue, for all you UK fans!). The white cardstock is the shimmery cryogen white from the Arjo Wiggins Curious line of papers. Love that stuff. Just wish the shimmer showed up in the photo.
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Happy Halloween......a little late!

Had some camera/computer communication issues the past few days, otherwise these would have been posted in a much more timely manner. The issues are resolved and without further ado, here are two that I remembered to take pictures of. Both use the Basic Grey Eerie paper and SU! cardstock. The kitty in the witch hat is an old, old (2002) Penny Black stamp that I have always loved and finally broke down and bought this year. The witchy poo is a $1.00 G stamp from Mike's or JoAnn's (can't remember where I got it). I think she is adorable! Couldn't resist her. Both are colored with my Prisma's, used my nesties and ribbon from my stash.

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Cupcake Birthday

A bright birthday card!
Hero Arts clear cupcake stamp set and old wood mount sentiment. Nesties label one and tag, Imaginese Paper. SU! paper for the card base, image/sentiment, matting, cupcake frosting and heart. Don't know who the ribbon is by, but used my 'bow easy' for the triple bow.
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Sunday, October 18, 2009

I've been a baaaaaad blogger...

Yes, I've been bad. No more excuses. Been makin' lots of cards...takin' pictures, too. Just plain too lazy to post to my blog. Well, no more! Here's a quick and simple one I made earlier in the summer. Main stamp is a Hero Arts background stamp...used Marvy markers to color the stamp and spritz a little with water. Added the 'thanks...' and the butterfly, ribbon from my stash.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Birthday Rooster

I found a set of 8 notecards WITH envelopes at Mike's for $1.00. (now, what cardmaker can compete with that?????) Anyway, I really liked the rooster image. So, I cut apart the card front and made my own card. Chicken wire stamp is from Cornish Heritage Farms. Sentiment is from Hero Arts. Cardstock and oval punches are from SU!
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Love Birds

Earlier this year, I found this one sheet of Chatterbox paper at Michael's that I loved. I then found out we were moving, and before the craziness started, I used up every bit of that paper making this anniversary card many times over, so I would have a card to send to friends and family on their anniversaries. So, even though the first anniversary was Feb 1st, I couldn't post until the last anniversary was over, 2 weeks ago.
The stamp is a $1 number from Mike's, colored with Marvy markers and huffed upon before stamping. The green ribbon is from my fav ribbon store in Niwot, the red is from Mike's and cardstock from SU!. The sentiment is from My Sentiments Exactly!. And, I used the Nesties Label 1 to cut out, mat and pop up the main image, and the Nesties long scallop rectangle to make the scalloped edging.
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Thursday, June 25, 2009

A quick design

Came across this card on Paperlicious' blog several weeks ago, and besides prompting me to order the paper from SU! (yes, it really is gorgeous!), I really liked the simplicity of it. I had several cards I needed to make, so, using different patterned papers, cardstock and stamps (and, of course, ribbon), I came up with a few cards that I was really pleased with quite quickly. I am definitely adding this design to my stash!
Patterned paper is from Basic Grey and Amuse (can't remember who makes the red/black dp). Cardstock is SU! and Bazzill. Thank you stamps are from Hero Arts, sympathy stamp is from My Favorite Things. Cream and black ribbon is Basic Basic from Michael's; green silk ribbon is from May Arts and sheer green ribbon is from Midori. Used the SU! large oval and new scalloped oval punches. Also used 2 of the new EK Success border punches, which I love using, but find them to be a bit persnickity. They prefer paper the weight of SU cardstock or Basic Grey patterned paper. Anything lighter or heavier become problematic.
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Friday, June 12, 2009

Oh Mason!

This is a birthday card I sent to my nephew's son (I guess that makes him my great nephew??) in May. I absolutely loved this paper which had a shaped distressed edge which I used along the side and bottom (the card really isn't mis-shapen...again, my poor photography skills at work). I can't remember who makes the friend (who shall remain nameless) and I SPLIT this one sheet of paper! Because we both loved it so. And, yes, the store had more than one sheet where we each could buy one full sheet. But, that's what we do. We split and share. Anyway, the manufacturers' name was not on my half. I added a few punched out navy stars(SU!) that I popped up on the existing paper's stars, dug around in my stash and found some corrugated navy that matched. Used a couple of SU! punches for the sentiment and an EK Success paper shaper for the small folk stars. I believe the sentiment is Amuse and I used a bit of scattered straw distress ink to age the sentiment oval and the punched star...the color matched the distressed yellow in the paper perfectly! I struggle with any masculine cards, but I was quite pleased with this one.
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Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day! Yes, I know it is a day late...just couldn't get around to getting it on the blog yesterday. This is the card I sent my mom...and, unfortunately, it is late getting to her. I can't believe a card I mailed from KY to IL last Wednesday did not make it in time to her. I've mailed dozens of items from CO to IL on a Wednesday and it usually gets there in 2 days, definitely in 3! So, what's up? Is Pony Express still alive and well here in good 'ol KY???

Ok, enough of that. The card is SU! 6 x 6 paper, some May Arts silk ribbon and sentiment by Northwoods. Used my Fiskars scallop border punch and nesties circles/scallops.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

You Hoo....

This is a birthday card I sent to my brother in law last month. It was one sheet of double sided paper I found at Dee's scrapbooks in Ft. Myers when I was there in February. I can't remember the manufacturer, and I've never seen it since. The front side is the owls hiding in the trees and the back side is covered in owls. I cut out some trees for branches and added them under the hiding owls and cut out an owl and popped up on a ribbon branch. Sentiment is from Hero Arts.
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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pink Birthday

Another quick and simple card for a friend. Everything the past 6 weeks has had to be quick and simple. Doing the move thing, you know. We're back in Kentucky now, trying to get used to the humidity. Like the heat, not the humidity. Colorado spoiled us. No humidity there.

Anyway, back to the card. I can't remember the patterned paper (it's still packed away), Sizzlets swirl die, Nesties rectangle scallop die, and Scrappy Cat sentiment stamp. Chalk ink, white (yes, it IS white) satin ribbon and prima's with a tiny gem top it all off.

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you are having a nice spring is unusually overcast and rainy here today...not a good day for an Easter egg hunt. Here are just a few Easter cards I made... I actually made a few more, but the pictures don't do them justice...I don't have the cards anymore to re-photograph and I'm a bit embarrased to post them.

The first uses Amuse those little chicks! The second uses a favorite Penny Black bunny and a Savvy sentiment.

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Birthday tent topper

A tent topper card inspired by Michelle Wooderson
Something a little different, but still an A2 sized card. Used my nesties for the circles and the SU! scallop punch for the flower. Someday, I may get better at taking pictures. But, for now, I prefer to make the cards...just not into all that photography stuff, so my apologies for the poor photos!
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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Friends are Flowers...

Just a simple little card I made as a thank you. This is an old sentiment from Hero Arts circa 1995 (yikes!), but I've always really liked it.
Ink is Jumbo Java chalk by Tsukineko, PP is Karen Foster, cardsotck is SU!, ribbon by May Arts and an EK success punch.
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Saturday, April 4, 2009


These are the hardest cards for me to make. Sympathy. Especially sympathy for a pet. This card honors Tucker, a beloved dog of some friends of mine.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Poor Rosie!

Is this the saddest, pitiful-est face you've ever seen?

A week after surgery, Rosie is doing well. The incisions are healing nicely, but they are a bit itchy. So, as much as she would like to be free of them, she must continue to wear the collar and an old t-shirt of mine. We did try little baby socks on her back feet, but she was able to pull them off.

She's not the happiest of campers....she loves to play and chew with her toys but the collar prevents her from doing that. She can pick them up and carry them around, but it's just not the same...

And doorways have been a bit of a problem. She struggles with how much room she has to give herself to go through one without crashing into it.

There is a bright side....Skyler is afraid of the collar and keeps her distance from Rosie...which is just fine by Rosie!The good news is that the 3 lumps that were removed, 2 fibroids and 1 cyst were all benign. The stitches and staples come out next week.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

You are the best...

A quick thank you to my good friend, Colleen, for my visit with her in Florida a while back. The card shape is made with the SU! Sizzix Top Note die...I diecut a folded card with the folded edge placed ever so slightly below the top edge of the die, then cut a single die cut and attached it to the front of the folded die cut so that I wouldn't end up with any 'flat' edges on the top of my card (clear as mud????). Stamps are from a clear set by Hero Arts, and SU!'s new Kiwi Kiss ink and Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla ribbon. A really quick and fun card to make.
And, thanks again, Colleen! I had a blast!
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Friday, March 20, 2009

Card for Ian

Ian is an adorable little fella who is the son of some friends of ours. When they visited a while back, a few of his toys were left behind under our couch and I kept forgeting to give them to him when we saw them. So, I thought, "what little person wouldn't love to get mail addressed just to them?" So, I made this card to go with the package and sent it off. The dinosaur is a Sizzix die cut, then run through a Cuttlebug folder, and the sentiment is by Inkadinkadoo. And that's a teeny, tiny Hero Arts button used as an eye.

I hope Ian likes it.

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Word Inchie INKling Challenge

Well, I'm supposed to be working on thank you cards and wedding invitation samples, BUT, while blog surfing this morning, I ran across the 'Word Inchie INKling Challenge' over on one of Ellen Hutson's blogs here. So, I rummaged through my stuff and came up with this card. Just had to put ink to the Boxwood stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms. Such a gorgeous stamp! Used the 'French Script' from Stampin' Up! for the background and words from Making Memories. The sentiment is from Rubber Stampede. I hope y'all like it!

Friday, March 13, 2009

CHF Birthday

Just browsing my picture files and came across this card I made a while ago. The stamp is a backgrounder from Cornish Heritage Farms that I just love....a very simple way to make a really quick card. A little ribbon, a simple sentiment and a little!

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Birthday Wishes

This fun card was made using the stack of birthday presents by Outlines Rubber Stamps and colored with Prisma pencils. IRL the prisma pencil colors match the cardstock! Sorry for thie mismatch here. The sentiment is by Amuse (one of my fav companies for sentiments) and all cardstock is by SU!

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Monday, February 16, 2009

The Last of the Valentines....

These are my last 2 valentines I made this year. Love this Inkadinkadoo (have I said before how much I love saying that fun name!???) heart stamp, QuicKutz heart die and Sizzix embossing folder. Yes! Sizzix now has wonderful A2 embossing folders that are a wee bit bigger than the Cuttlebug A2 embossing folders and fit an A2 card really well. Can't remember who makes the red dotted paper, and used the Nesties long scalloped rectangle die for the scallops around the stamped heart.
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Sunday, February 15, 2009

More Valentines....

Here are some more Valentine's I made recently along with a decorated mailbox that I picked up from Target in the $1 spot.

Happy Valentine's Day, John!

This is the Valentine card I made for John. The heart shape cutout is a nestability with strips of coordinating paper to create this Iris Folded design. Much thanks to Beth of my Ink Blots group for teaching me how to do this....I LOVE the card, and so did John.
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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

PTI Friends 'til the End Challenge

Another day, another PTI anniversary challenge! This challenge requires making a card to celebrate friendship. This card is for my very good friend, Colleen, my kindred spirit.

Image by Hero Arts and sentiment by Inkadinkadoo (love that name!). Image & sentiment colored with Marvy brush markers. Cardstock by SU!

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Over the Rainbow Color Challenge at PTI

Yeah! My actual FIRST post of one of my cards! And it is dedicated to Papertrey Ink's Over the Rainbow Color Challenge. I used the 4 PTI colors of Ocean Tides, Summer Sunrise, Ripe Avocado and Pure Poppy (thanks, Colleen!) along with Penny Black's 'Party Perch', and sentiment from Morning Star.

Many thanks to my great friend, Colleen, for helping me get my blog up and going!

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