Saturday, October 30, 2010


I made this card for a challenge on Card Camp which is a group I own on Yahoo. If you would like to join us we would love to have you! You can just click on the button on the right of this page.The challenge is just for fun and was to make a card where the greeting is the focal point. I think this card would be great for a male.

The background on the card base was done with Antique Linen Distress ink and a Marble Texture Cube from Stampendous. The greeting is a $1 stamp stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with gild embossing powder although the sine doesn't show in the picture. A couple of scraps and it was done!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

CASE-ed Cards

I have two cards to share today. Both are CASE-ed from cards I saw on blogs but don't remember where. If you recognize either of the cards I will be glad to give credit to the original.

 The butterflies on this card are from Hero Arts and are the same stamp as the original card but colored differently with Prismacolor pencils and OMS. The border punch is from Martha Stewart and the embossing is a Cuttlebug folder.

The layout of this card is copied from the original but I have used a different paper, sentiment and image. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts clear set CL 272 and the imageis from a clear set by Stampendous. The brads are colored with Copic markers.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A file to share

I don't have a card to share because what I have been working on cannot be made public yet lest the recipients of these swaps see them!  I do have a file of Christmas images that I found on the web. Apparently some of you are having a hard time finding the images by searching. This is a zip file that you can download from 4shared containing 4 images, jingle bells, candy cane, ornaments and baubles. Download the file HERE

Thursday, October 21, 2010


It is about time I updated my blog! My daughter has been here visiting from CA and took over my craft room. The room serves as both a craft room, computer room and a guest room so my access was limited. While she was here we did do some craft shopping and I bought more than I normally would have as she is very good at spending my money for me! I did manage to make this card yesterday.

The card was more of an experiment really. When reading a discussion about silver and gold on Susan's
 blog I was reminded about metallic pens that I had.
To get the gold line I positioned a square Nestie over the stamped image and used a metallic gold gel pen to trace around the inside of the Nestie. I then put it through the Cuttlebug to cut and emboss the panel. Colored pencils were used to color the image.

STAMPS: 'A gift for you' clear set from Flourishes.  INK. Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark.  EMBOSSING POWDER:.Ranger Superfine Detail Gold.  GEL PEN Gelly Roll Metallic Gold.  NESTABILITIES  square.  EMBOSSING FOLDER: Cuttlebug.   PRISMACOLOR  pencils.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Another scrap card

This is another card I made with scraps. Still not much of a dent in the drawer!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Using up some scraps

I made a couple of cards using scraps. I hate to throw scraps away and while looking through my scrap drawer I came across this pretty piece that I wanted to do something with.

The DP is a scrap from a 4" x 6"designer mat pad from, the pink is a scrap of Core'dinations Color Core and the card base is Bazzill. The sentiment is unmounted rubber from MSE I believe.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Birthday Wishes

These are two of the birthday cards I did for the sets.

For this card I used the Lovebug Birthday stamp from Whipper Snapper and the sentiment is an un-mounted stamp from MSE I believe.

A Martha Stewart border punch, a little DP, a digi stamp and clear sentiment stamp from MSE  and colored pencils was all that was needed to create this card. After printing the digi stamp of the poppy I used a Pigma Micron pen and a ruler to draw the frame around the poppy.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Just To Cheer You

This card has the same layout as the last one. I used a bold DP for the border and circle Nesties and a punch for the sentiment.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Simple Thank You

This is a very simple thank you card. Again I used a scrap of DP for the border on the left. I stamped the sentiment from MSE  and the branch from Stampin UpToile Blossoms  then used Nesties to cut the oval shapes.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Punch Drunk Butterflies

I am sorry that I have been missing again for so long. Since my return from my trip I have been catching up on some obligations I made prior to the trip. I had to make my swap cards....which I forgot to take pictures of... and I also had to make 20 cards for a fundraiser. For the next few days I will be posting pictures of a few of the cards I made for the fundraiser. The cards sell in sets of 10 mixed cards. Some that I made are the same or very similar to other I have posted before so those I will not repeat.

 You could call this card a scrappy card. I used a few scraps to punch squares and butterflies. The squares are matted on a solid color and I sponged the edges of the butterflies to make them stand out a little. Just the bodies of the butterflies are glued down.