Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy Friday and Friends with Flair!!

Happy Day!  I have several masculine birthdays next month and this is the card I made for them.  No glitter on the snowman here:)  I used the snowman from the Jan 11 KOM from Unity.  The DP is some that I got at the Target $1 Spot a couple of years ago.  Be sure to check out all the awesome creations from my Unity Friends with Flair!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

It's a wrap!

This week's JUGS Challenge is just up my alley! I LOVE candles:) They've asked us to create a sleeve that fits a pillar candle. I used my favorite large snowflake punch and decorated it with stamped snowflakes, twine, and a pearl. 

Let it Snow!

I must admit that I really want it to SNOW!!!  I don't want tons, but a few inches would be nice.  We didn't even have a white Christmas this year!  Today I'm playing along with the CAS-ual Friday Challenge.  I just love the sweet little snowmen in a row:)

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Happy Friday, Friends with Flair!!  Today my project is a page in a chipboard Christmas album that I'm making.  The beautiful snowflakes are from Unity.  I'm trying my hand at a more vintage, collage project. Be sure to stop by the Unity blog to see all the other Unity creations!
Merry Christmas to all my friends who celebrate the holiday!  Have a special time with family and friends!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Let it Snow!

Happy Friends with Flair!!  Isn't this snowman the cutest?!  He's from the Unity Jan11 KOM. He's decorated with glitter and stickles to make him super fun.  I embossed the background with a Cuttlebug snow embossing folder.  If you want to see all the wonderful Unity creations this week, be sure to visit Unity!  I'm also entering this card in the current Unity challenge, Let it Snow!!
Have an awesome weekend!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Snowman Hugs and Warm Cocoa Wishes

I'm joining in the JUGS sketch challenge for this week.  I've been saving that little glass peppermint to use for years!

You're so sweet!

Hello!  I created my super sweet thank you note following The Craft's Meow November/December Sketch Challenge.  I used their set, Life is a Carnival, for the ice cream cones and sentiment.  I've been able to use that set in lots of different ways!  Maybe for Christmas I'll get a new set or two....Santa, are you listening??

Friday, December 2, 2011

Happy Friday and Friends with Flair!!

I don't know about you, but during the holiday season I'm all about snuggling at home with Christmas music, hot cocoa, crafts and books!!  I'm so happy the weekend is here!! I stamped the flower image in red and added three little pearls to the center.  Then I cut it out and layered it on gingham.  I love gingham:)  I don't know what set the flower is from, but I know it is Unity.  I won it in a prize package once:)  The sentiment is also Unity, from the Sept 11 KOM.

Be sure to check out all the great creations at Unity's Friend with Flair!  You just might win a prize along with seeing some lovely inspiration.


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Papertrey November Blog Hop Challenge

Hello Friends!  I love the 25th of the month when we get to have a huge Papertrey Ink bloghop. Today they shared an awesome photo (below) to be inspired by.  The photo reminds me of a traditional holiday. I'm using one of my favorite sets, Vintage Picnic and coordinating die, by Papertrey Ink.  I die cut the basket and cloth out of my dp and then I added crochet ribbon to trim the basket.  I had fun glittering the card with a gold glitter pen, red stickles, and red gems.  The fun sticker was in my Christmas stash. Be sure to see everyone's holiday goodness at the Papertrey Ink blog.

Friday, November 25, 2011

O Christmas Tree

Hello Friends with Flair!! I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday. For my card I used images from the Sept. 11 KOM from Unity. I do love Christmas trees and red and green colors. Be sure to stop by Unity to see everyone's fun creations!

Sorry, but I'm still not able to link....I'm trying to get it solved!! Edited:  I solved it:)  I had to update my posting editor in Blogger.  I'm proud of myself!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wishing You Blessings

Happy Wednesday! (That feels like a FRIDAY!) My card today follows the sketch for the Lily Pad Sketch Challenge. I stamped the snowflakes first in white pigment ink then added glitter. I wanted the snowflakes to have a little something more, so I added the snowflake brads to the center of the flakes. This sketch was a bit of a challenge, but I like how the card turned out!
Still having trouble with highlighting and linking. Good thing my son comes home from college tonight! I'm sure he can figure it out:)

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Back Again!! It's been a wonderful day of stamping and relaxing! My little snowman image is made with the word "snow!" He's a frosty fellow, full of good cheer and glittery goodness. I'm kind of wishing we got the snow that fell in other places of the U.S. this weekend. The first snows are always so fun. I'm playing with the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge for this card.
Still having blogger or computer issues...can't link right now. Their image is below. Google them and you'll find them for sure!!

holiday wishes

Hello, Friends! I'm playing along with the JUGS challenge today to use red, green and white. Since I really need to get going on my Christmas cards, this is perfect for me:) I love this Vintage Picnic stamp and die cut set from Papertrey Ink. There are so many different images making it a set that you can use all year.
Blogger (or my new computer) has been acting up for me the last two days! I am not able to highlight or link to anything. I'm sorry about that, but if you google the JUGS challenge, you will find their blog. If anyone has any ideas for me on how to fix this, please let me know!! Thanks!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Snowman Hugs and Warm Cocoa Wishes

Hello Friends! I'm playing with a set that I've had a few years and needed to get inky again. I found the DP last season and thought it fit perfectly with the images. Have a great Sunday!
Stamp Set: Warm Cocoa Wishes: C.C. Designs
DP: Imaginisce
CS: The Paper Company
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
Extras: Ribbon, gems, Copics

Friday, November 11, 2011

Autumn Harvest

Happy Friends with Flair! To see all the wonderful Unity creations, be sure to check out Unity's website. Today I'm playing along with Unity's Challenge. They have a wonderful fall poem as inspiration. My card has parts of fall that I love: pumpkins, colorful leaves and swirling wind. Below is the inside of the card. I hope that you enjoy a wonderful fall day! I'm off to see all the other FWF cards:)

Stamp Set: Sept10 KOM: Unity
DP: Forever Fall: BoBunny
CS: Pumpkin Pie,Creamy Caramel and Garden Green: Stampin' UP
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento
Extras: gems, ribbon, Cuttlebug embossing folder, scallop punch: Stampin' UP

Monday, November 7, 2011

give thanks

Happy Monday! It looks like I have to install my Adobe Photoshop soon. The colors are coming out a bit murky with just the "straight to picture files." Today's card meets the CAS-ual Friday Challenge of having part of your card design go over the edge of the card. I finally figured out that with this method, I just make the card a bit smaller so that it can fit in a regular envelope. Sounds simple, but it's taken me awhile to think of it:)

Stamp Set: Fillable Frames #7: Papertrey Ink
DP: Autumn Splendor: We R Memory Keepers and Forever Fall: BoBunny
CS: Rustic White: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Rich Cocoa Memento
Extras: tree and cloud die-namics: My Favorite Things

Sunday, November 6, 2011

happy harvest

Happy Sunday! I used the November Sketch for you to Try for the design of my card. I've had this stamp set forever and was so happy when Papertrey Ink came out with die cuts for the basket and cloth! I also tried some stitching. It's new for me. I'm just learning how to sew with paper.
Stamp Set: Vintage Picnic: Papertrey Ink
DP: Autumn Splendor: We R Memory Keepers
CS: Rustic White: Papertrey Ink
Extras: notepaper and picnic basket die cuts: Papertrey Ink, scallop die-namic: My Favorite Things, sewing, flower punches, gems

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy 50th

Hello Friends! Due to my computer crashing and having to buy and set up a new one, I've been gone awhile. Luckily I had saved all my photos and documents to an external hard drive. If you don't do that now, I'd strongly encourage you to look into it!

Today's card is for my husband's aunt and uncle who are celebrating their 50th anniversary this month. I used the CAS-ual Fridays sketch for my card design. It's a bit hard to see, but I used gold sparkly cardstock for the numbers and matting. The stamped sentiments are in gold also.

Stamp Set: Big Birthday Wishes: Papertrey Ink
CS: White: Papertrey Ink, Gold: Stampin' UP
Ink: Gold Metallic: Encore
Extras: By the Numbers die cuts: Papertrey Ink, pearls, Cuttlebug embossing folder

Friday, October 21, 2011

FWF-We Go Together

Happy Friday!! Welcome Unity Friends! I made this card with my husband in mind:) The cute stamps are from the Sept. 11 KOM by Unity. I'm off to work, but I'll be back later to hop along and see everyone's wonderful projects.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Birthday Wishes

Hello! Today's card follows the Clean and Simple Sketch Challenge 162. The flowers are a new stamp that I received from a friend. Aren't they fun?

Stamps: Image: Studio G, Sentiment: Mixed Messages: Papertrey Ink
DP: Gertie: Stella and Rose: My Mind's Eye
Ink: Seaglass: Colorbox
Extras: irock tool and gems

Monday, October 17, 2011

Halloween Greetings

Hello, Friends! I had a fun time with this card. I love the Halloween paper with the silhouettes in fancy frames and I found a Unity stamp to match it. I blinged out the frame and gave my bird a witches hat. Then I cut out two borders and attached them to the sides of the card. Fun!!

My card goes with four challenges: (a first for me)
JUGS 109-orange, green, purple, black
One Stop Craft Challenge 153-Halloween
Simon Says Stamp-Halloween/Goth
Wee Memories 72-Holiday Madness

I'm also linking up to this fun linky party:

Stamps: Framed Birds-May11 KOM: Unity, Sentiment: Great Impressions
DP: Phantom: Pinkpaislee
Extras: gems, irock tool and gems, hat brad: Making Memories, Martha Stewart Trellis punch

Sunday, October 16, 2011

CAS Halloween Greetings

Good Morning! A simple but spooky Halloween card for this week's CAS-ual Friday's Challenge. The challenge for this week was to create a Halloween card with no orange.
Here's a close-up of the adorable spider brad!! I only have one left now....

Stamps: Web: Happy H'owl'ween: The Craft's Meow, Sentiment: Great Impressions
Extra: Spider brad: Making Memories

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Welcome Little One

Hello! Today's card uses the October Sketch for You to Try. Several co-workers are having babies soon and I needed some cards in reserve! This set, Papertrey Ink's Bitty Baby Blessings, is one of my favorites ever!!
I love Jen Del Muro's sketches and style! You should go check her out!!

Stamp Set: Bitty Blessings: Papertrey Ink
DP: Pink Patterns: Papertrey Ink
CS: Berry Sorbet: Papertrey Ink
Extras: ribbon from my stash

Friday, October 14, 2011

Hauntingly Sweet

Happy Friday, Friends with Flair!!
If you didn't come from Unity, hop back there later
to see everyone's wonderful creations!

I'm sharing two cards I made with the awesome Unity set,Hauntingly Sweet. I think that it was last year about this time that I fell in love with this set after looking through FWF. I knew I had to get it:) I love the little Halloween tree and I think I like it best when I embossed it in black for the top card.

Have a great weekend!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Hello! I've had a great couple of days filled with stamping, stamping and more stamping!! It's been fun to get out all the Halloween stamps and papers and go to town:) I used the CPS 239 sketch for this card.
Don't you just love those adorable spiders?! I thought the googly eyes would be a fun addition. I used the Clean and Simple Sketch 161 for this card LO. I think you'll see the sketch in there:)

Card #1
Challenge: CPS 239
Stamps: Great Impressions Stamps
DP: Hocus Pocus: Papertrey Ink

Card #2
Challenge: Clean and Simple 161
Stamp Set: Happy H'owl'ween: The Craft's Meow, sentiment- Hauntingly Sweet: Unity

Kid's Happy Birthday!

Good Morning! Today's card is a bit brighter than my usual style. I thought the colors were fun for a kid's birthday. This is my last challenge card for Unity's World Card Making Days Challenges. It is for their first challenge that is to dry emboss a background and then sand it. When you use white core paper this is what it looks like. I thought my new alphabet background embossing folder was perfect for this!!

Stamps: cake-Sept10 KOM, sentiment: Jan11 KOM: Unity
DP: Summer Days: Echo Park
CS: blue with white core: DCWV, yellow: Stampin' UP
Extras: Cuttlebug embossing folder

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Happy Halloween

Hello! This card is my entry for Unity's WCMD Challenge 4-Inspiration Photo and Unity's Oct KOM sketch challenge. You can see the inspiration photo below. I loved all the flowing lines of the feathers on the hats. They reminded me of the background paper I used. The photo is dark and has a feathery mask, so that seemed perfect for a Halloween card. The velvet flowers I used seemed as if they could be laying in the photo collection with all those luscious objects.
Stamp: Sept10 KOM: Unity
DP: Glowing: Authentique
Extras: gems, velvet flower ribbon from stash