Friday, February 27, 2009

Spreader of Love blog award !

Lisa sent me this blog award earlier in the week. Again , thank you so much , Lisa ! One is to pass this along to five other people who " spread the love". Since I am new at this blogging thing, I am still not familiar with many in blogland although I'm discovering there are LOTS of wonderful and awesome gals out there . You women rock ! I do want to send this to 3 ladies .... drum roll please ...

Laurie @ ... a friend whose heart is as big as they come and uses her cards to bless others... {{ hugs...hugs ! }}
Pat @ ... whom we all know was responsible for inspiring thousands of cards for the children and whose posts are always fun to read and encouraging {{ you are a gem}}...
Stephanie @ love her heart,honesty and sweet cards...

Thinking of You Today

A Happy Morning to you all ! I have one of my fav color combos for you this morning. This was a fun card to make and gave me a couple ideas for future cards. I stamped the light blue background with the flourish stamp multiple times, cut out the top rectangle panel and the scalloped circle panels with Nesties . Used the bottom end of the flourish stamp to dot each of the scallops on the white panel, layered the two scallops atop each other, stamped and embossed the bird and the sentiment. Added the adhesive ribbon and the gems and that's pretty much it. I like the result. What do you think ? Recipe as follows... have a good one , everyone!
Paper: SU bliss blue, black, white
Stamps: Inkadinkado, Archivers clear set, Magenta ( flourish)
Ink: Tuxedo Black, ep
Accessories: adhesive ribbon, light blue gems

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tulip Thank You

'Morning, Friends ! I have another simple card for you today. Made a trip to Archivers the other day and found these beautiful Stella Ruby Basic Grey coordinating papers. The colors are perfect for spring cards ( and alot more ). I pulled out my new Flourishes set , stamped the tulip twice and colored with colored pencils and some Gamsol, cut them out and layered atop the other... added just a touch of Distress ink around the image ... wrapped the coordinating paper piece in gold cord and stamped the sentiment and layered everything up. Added a little bling to the top of the tulip layer and there you have it. I like how it turned out and oh ,wonders , just love that tulip ! The deets below. Dearie's , thanks so much for visiting today . Hope you have been inspired . Have a blessed day !
Paper: Basic Grey, Archivers, other
Stamps: Flourishes Thank You set
Ink: Tuxedo Black, Prismacolor pencils, gamsol
Accessories: gold cord, dew drop

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Spreader of Love blog award !!!

Thanks , Lisa !!!! How terrific and so sweet !! Just as soon as I can paste that award on my blog I will also pay it forward.


Hello Friends ... Well, as promised, here is the card I made for DH 's birthday . Most of these die cuts are from Cuttlebug . Love the new paper from Basic Grey's Marrakech collection. I thought the colors resembled many found in a reef so cut the stripe found in this pack with my oval Nestie. Recipe is below. Hope you all are having a warmer and wonderful day ! See ya tomorrow !
Paper: Basic Grey , SU
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink: Pearlescent Chocolate, Distress
Accessories: CB dies, McGill leaf punch, gems, CB folder, pop dots

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Hi Everyone ! I've been rushing around getting ready for DH's birthday today. I'll post his card maybe tomorrow. But for today thought I would post one of my first Easter cards. I used Positively Pink paper and marker but for some reason the photo makes them look like two different pinks ... gee whiz ! Well, recipe as follows. Hope to have more for you tomorrow.
Paper: SU Green Galore and Positively Pink , white , black
Stamps: Stampendous
Ink : Tuxedo Black, Positively Pink and Green Galore markers
Accessories: Round Nesties, glitter pen, glitter, sheer ribbon, black sticky dots,

Monday, February 23, 2009

May the Blessings ...

'Afternoon , Everyone ! I've been swamped with computer work but took a break
to hit the stamping room for a bit. Here's my quick card . I actually had the paper pieces sitting in a scrap pile waiting for an idea to hit. Here's the result. Spring colors ( yes, please !) and an encouraging sentiment. The butterfly was stamped and embossed on vellum , cut out and then dotted with a glue pen and glitter. Recipe is below. Hope your Monday has been productive and cheery.
Stamps: Martha Stewart , Biblical Impressions
Paper: Archivers, SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, creamy caramel
Accessories: Fiskars edge punch, glitter, quickie glue pen, clear EP,

Sunday, February 22, 2009

OCC Challenge Use a Tag

Happy Sunday ! This is a pretty simple self explanatory card for you today. A CB background layered , two ribbons, a stamped tag and a big prima with a gingham brad centered . That's it! I don't know why but this card always makes me think of little girl lace, pink and black patent leather shoes. Nuts , am I ? Blame it on having all sons ! Have a great day, everyone !

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Lord is With You ...

Happy Saturday/ weekend ! We're supposed to have snow again in OH this afternoon . I would love for the weatherperson to be wrong on this one !! But hey, I have a son home from college this weekend. I love that ! Well, here's my card for you today. Had to dip my fingers into that Urban Prairie pack ... aren't those papers fun ! Here's another card I made to encourage today . I wanted to use that sentiment and the new felt stickers that I bought. I wasn't sure the paper and sticker would "click" but the more I looked at it, I thought... hey, thinking outside the box is good ! And you know, God used an example of a sparrow to remind us that he not only looks out for the birds of the air but much more, he will look after us. So it works for me ! Have a sweet weekend wherever you are and thanks so much for checking out my blog.

Friday, February 20, 2009

No Words ...

Hello friends ! I have another simple card for you this morning. I'm having to replenish my stock of sympathy cards so you may be seeing a few more of these. This stamp by Outlines says so much, I think . I kept considering an embellishment to fill it up a little more but nothing seemed appropriate ... it looks better left like this. A quick and easy card again. Bless you for stopping by . I love it when you do !

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wishing You Life's Greatest Comforts

Good morning, sweet friends ! I have a very simple card for you today. I have a confession to make. I have finally succumbed to buying a few Copics. After seeing so many beautifully colored images, I decided I had to see what all the fuss was about . Wow ! Now before I go further , please remember I have much to learn so my colored image is not up to snuff by a long shot , but I hope you are forgiving . I WILL learn how to color with these babies ! Recipe is below. Have a delightful day, you hear !

Stamps: SU, Verve
Paper: Neenah
Ink: Mememto Tuxedo Black , Copics
Accessories: White satin ribbon , Stickles

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday

Couldn't wait to play along with Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge but decided to delay my post an extra day so as to get this to a friend ... didn't want to spoil any surprise, you know. I've been on a watercolor kick and that is pretty surprising as I don't usually choose that technique. That must mean one thing ... this blog visiting is making me a better stamper. So thanks to all of you for stretching me a bit ! I stamped this flower three times and watercolored and then cut out the next round of petals to layer atop each other. Centered a bead cap and gem in the center . All the deets for this card is below. Have a good day, everyone!

Stamps: Hero Arts, Archivers
Paper: Heidi Grace, Archivers, SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black , Twinkling H2Os , aqua painter
Accessories: gold gems, pop dots, circle Nesties

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

MoJo Monday #74 Bright and Happy !

Surprise ! I have another card for you today ! I decided to play the MoJo Monday challenge again . I loved this week's sketch . All I have been able to think about is COLOR ... Spring color... flowers in the garden ... food, clothing , just give me bright , happy color! Ummm, can you tell I am tired of the winter drearies ?? Well, put on your sunglasses ! Here's my card . All the fixins are listed below. What do you think ?

Paper: The Paper Studio , Archivers
Stamp: Hero Arts
Ink : Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaColor " Marigold"
Accessories : MS punch, bright yellow gems, CB folders, yellow dotted grosgrain, stipple brush, mini pop dots

God Shall Supply

Good morning, everyone ! The sun is shining brightly this morning ... it's brrrr cold out there but with the look of those rays, I just know Spring is coming .... I can feel it ... er , uh ! Here's my card for you today . I chose to try out my new Flourishes set . I love this set ! If you have not seen this , I highly encourage you to take a peek on the Flourishes site. I colored and cut out the bird and propped him up on the branch with pop dots for dimension. Clips were glued on . Card details below. Wishing you wonderful day .

Paper: Archivers, watercolor paper
Stamps: Flourishes ( What's the Word, Bird ?) , Bibilical Impressions
Ink: Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate, SU markers, aqua painter
Accessories: rectangle and square Nesties, brown ribbon, brass clips, mini pop dots

Monday, February 16, 2009

Spring Petals

Happy Monday, dear friends ! And Happy Presidents Day if you want to go that route ! I actually have a card for you after a few days of focusing more on family and other responsibilites. Do you know how much fun that is to end up back in the stamping room ... it's like dessert !!! I have been SO in the mood for spring colors . I decided to pull out this little Magenta stamp flower ... stamp it x 3 and watercolor . It matches the little DP perfectly. The recipe is below .

Paper : The Paper Studio, SU ( magenta, vanilla ) , textured green and purple from Archivers , watercolor paper
Stamps: Magenta, A Muse ( sentiment)
Ink : Memento Tuxedo black, SU markers, aqua painter
Accessories: Oval and scalloped oval nesties, gold gems, purple ribbon, buttercream ribbon, MS doily punch

Friday, February 13, 2009

SSNOTIME #74 Monogram

How fun is that ! This is my " stamp simply" monogram card ... it took all of 10 minutes . I used an old stamp from my stash which I believe is from Stampington. Cut out and then embossed the cutout on my folded vanilla card with a scalloped circle nestie. Sponged the card with Distress Ink and mounted onto a yellow texture panel. I added two little gems at the end of the "C" after coloring with markers . That's it ! A very easy card and it's ready for a " C" sentiment / word such as " Comfort " or " Caring " depending on the occasion . Have a good evening ! And thanks so much for visiting !

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Let Us Come...

What a terrific group of ladies in our little stamping group today ! I just love getting together each month to work on projects together and chat. The day goes way too quickly which leaves me yearning for a whole weekend of the same . This is one of the cards I made today . Recipe as follows... Thanks so much for stopping by !

Paper : Basic Grey " Boxer "
Stamps: Our Daily Bread
Ink : Brillance Pearlescent Chocolate
Accessories: olive gingham ribbon, sticky filigree, Nesties, dimensionals

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Gift for You

We have some gale force winds , dime sized hail and rain blowing by my window as I write . Wow ... haven't seen that sort of thing in quite awhile . I decided to post a card I made awhile back since I don't have anything new for you today. I used the birthday CB folder on this copper paper to make a gift package . Added copper stickles to the center of the flowers and wrapped it in a bow. Layered everything up and that's pretty much it. Recipe is below. More for you soon . Thanks so much for stopping by .

Paper: SU back ground, metallic and cardstock
Accessories: CB folder, copper stickles, green ribbon

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

FTTC2 You're in My Thoughts ...

This was a quick card for today's Flourishes challenge which was to use buttons. I pulled out my favorite large daisy stamp by Magenta, stamped it in Pearlescent Chocolate onto some pink textured cs , threaded a piece of sheer brown dotted ribbon through a floral button by LaMode , glued the button to the center of the flower , stamped the sentiment in PC also and voila, a quick card for the challenge and then sent off to a dear couple , both ill. Easy Peasy and fun too ! What do you think ?

A Little Color Anyone ?

Happy Tuesday ! Hope you are all having a great week ! One of the companies last week encouraged their designers to do a flower card. There were some beautiful samples to behold. I wanted to play along... just a few days late. Again I apologize for my photo. It looks far more colorful in person... really ! The daisy is an old Magenta stamp that I love. It always makes me smile. I hope to have another card for you in a day or so. Thanks for stopping by !

Saturday, February 7, 2009

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Friday, February 6, 2009

MoJoMonday's #72 sketch

G'Afternoon, friends ! I'm joining the MoJo Madness today with this card . I've pulled out my new Verve set . What a terrific set . This verse was the big draw for me . The background of this card is a rich blue but it's showing up a little more turquoise in the photo. That's afternoon light for you . I'll include the makings below. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Looks to be warmer here ... and that my friends, means Spring can not be that far off.

Stamps: Verve
Paper: Archivers, K&C
Ink: Flannel Grey Ancient Page
Accessessories: flower punch, gemstone brads, MS butterfly punch, sticky gems, MS edge punch, pop dots

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

SSNO #72 Love is in the Air

Well, it's been a busy week . On top of that , I've had a computer with an " attitude" . But hey, here we are again . Here's my post for today. I tend to love elegance when it comes to anything romantic... Valentine's, weddings... This challenge was a perfect excuse to open and use my new I Love Roses set from Flourishes. And I knew they had to be LAVENDER ! I just love lavender roses ... so gorgeous! I broke out my orchid opulence colors... paper, marker ... Ran the white layer through a CB folder . Also ran a piece of white cdstck through a CB folder and then double cut using Labels One Nesties for the frame. Stamped the leaves and rose on watercolor paper with black Staz On and colored in with Copics and SU markers and an aqua painter then cut out. Sponged the frame and sentiment with just a tad of orchid opulence for definition . Layered the leaves in and out of the trellis and secured with sticky dots. Mounted the frame with dimensionals and added some sticky pearls. There you have it. I am really happy with the result. Well , that's all for tonight. Will have another post for you tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

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Monday, February 2, 2009

Birthday Joy

Happy Monday , friends ! I'm posting an older card today that I made several months ago. It's not the best card but I just love this playful pup and thought he deserved a little attention ! This card was an experiment in playing with layers and shapes and using some unusual colors together. I stamped then embossed the dog with clear EP and cut him out. I went over his spots with a choc chip marker to make him pop a little more . You'll find the rest of the recipe below. Have a great start to your week and thanks so much for stopping by .

Stamps: Stamps by Judith
Paper: SU chocolate chip, caribbean , barely banana, vanilla
Ink : Chocolate chip, choc chip marker, white inkessentials pen
Accessories: Primas, colored brads, scalloped scissors, ribbon, dimensionals, leaf and circle punches

Sunday, February 1, 2009

I Love You More

Good Sunday morning ! This will be a quick post as we are off to church. I made this card for Our Creative Corner Two Hearts challenge. The rules are to make a card with two or more hearts . It was pretty easy and yet I think it's elegant too. There is no stamping involved. I punched out the hearts with Nesties and then tied them together with ribbon. I then secured them with dimensionals . Recipe is below. Have a restful Sunday, dear friends .
Paper: Provo DP , SU Rose Romance and Very Vanilla , vellum sentiment sheet
Embellishments: Heart Nesties and MS doily punch , cream satin / organdy ribbon, pink gems, dimensionals