Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Merry little Christmas

I've been to busy to try something new but this is a different image and layout with that great paper I used a couple of posts ago. I can't decide which one I like better. I've got another one too which I will try to post later this week.Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Penny Black Challenge #25 Card- No Patterned Paper

Find Penny Black Challenge#25 Here.

This weeks Penny Black Challenge was to make a card with no Patterned Paper. Quite the challenge with so much cute Christmas and winter paper out there.Here's the card I came up with.

The Background paper is Glossy Card stock I ran through the Cuddle Bug with the Snowflake embossing folder. It's coloured with SU Bayou Blue Ink first by sponging and the by rubbing the ink pad across the the entire piece which really brought out the snowflakes. I then sponged a narrow strip of glossy card stock with Bayou Blue ink and stamped Penny Black sentiment stamp along the edges and layered it onto a piece of Bayou Blue card stock and attached to the card front.

The Mouse is is stamped on a seperate piece of cardstock, watercolored, cut out and mounted with pop dots. The snowflakes are punched with a Martha Stewart craft punch. I added the dots with a teal pen and a dab of stickles in the center each except the one the mouse is holding which I thought needed a little extra something. So I added glitter to the whole snowflake and a gem to the center. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Awww, Winter!

Just a quick post for Carol and the rest of the gang before we leave for our Crazy Croppers retreat on Friday!This is another card made from the same sheet of paper as the Cozy carolers card below. I think I will end up getting about 4 or 5 cards per sheet. Its such a nice paper for creating winter scene cards. Well have lots of packing and organizing to do. Its going to be so fun!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Cozy Caroling

I've seen a lot of acetate cards lately but unfortunately the acetate that I have is to thin to stand on its own. So I decided to attach it to the card as an overlay.

The background paper is from Best Creation Inc. and comes with the sparkles already on the paper. I stamped the Penny Black image on card stock water coloured it and popped it up with foam dots. The sentiment is stamped directly onto the background paper. I didn't have white Staz On to stamp the white snowflakes onto the acetate so I used white pigment ink and embossed it with white embossing powder (careful not to melt the acetate). I punched holes through the card front and acetate and attached it altogether with ribbon.

You can't really tell from the picture but because the mice were popped up and the snowflakes are on the acetate layer the card has a real depth to it.

Thanks for looking! Have a great Sunday!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Just a quick post to show you what I worked on this weekend. I used sketch #25 from Friday Sketchers . I used some new paper I purchased at Scrapbook Swede Its by Kaiserscrapbook. Its really out of my usual color range but I'm happy with the result. Sometimes its good to step out of your comfort zone.

I used a Penny Black image and added bling for the lights. The JOY stamp was a dollar store find and the sentiment is a Penny Black clear stamp. Thanks for looking!

Also would like to thank everyone who left comments, I've enjoyed looking at all of your blogs!

Saturday, November 1, 2008


I adapted a sketch from the Sketch Saturday site you can find it here. It was done as a square card but I changed it to fit a 4.25 in. by 5.5 in. card. I used Daisy bucket paper, Penny Black stamp from the Bubbly clear set, SU Celebrate stamp, Prima Flower, Happy Birthday stamp is from Penny Black Critter Party Clear set, and I used clear plastic beads for the Bubbles.
Hope everyone had a Happy Halloween! Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Believe in The Magic of Christmas

I've been playing around with this card for a week and finally managed to get it put together.
The paper is Minds Eye, main image is Penny Black, Believe stamp is a Snag 'Em stamp from Imaginince.
I popped up the scarf and little bird and added popped up punched snowflakes and added bling to the mistletoe twig and snowflake centers.
You know me and glitter, just had to add some to the snowflakes, scarf, and the ground around the hedgies feet.
Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 24, 2008


Found a neat card on Splitcoast Stampers that used a quilted effect for the background and thought that I would give it a try.

Mine is not nearly as detailed it was more about trying something new. The original can be found here. Snap_ scrap_stamp's gallery has a lot of neat cards, click the link to check it out!

I used Daisy Bucket paper, Penny Black stamp, Prima Flowers, and SU Old Olive cardstock.

Thanks for looking, have a great Friday!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Winter Bliss

I can almost feel the cold flakes of snow hitting my face when I look at this scene.
This was done on a piece of glossy white card stock.
- (1) lightly sponge on SU Sahara Sand onto the top half of the glossy CS.
-(2) Stamp the background trees using SU Sahara Sand so the bases of the trees are on the line where the sky meets the snow.
-(3)Stamp the the trees in the forground and the tiny snowflakes using white pigment ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder.
-(4)Create pond using a sponge to smudge on an oval shape.
-(5)To add shimmer to card go over white trees, snowflakes, grasses, edges of pond, and skate trails with quickie glue pen and a dazzling diamonds or glitter of choice.
-(6)Punch corners of glossy white with ticket corner punch.Mount on black paper. Put Brads through corners and attach to white card base.
-(7)Stamp image and sentiment on white. Color hedgie, cutout, and attach on pond using pop dots. Mount sentiment on black paper and attach to card.
-(8) Hand punch small snowflakes add glitter and attach them to the card with pop dots.
Stamps used: -Tree from Stampin' Up Lovely as a tree set
- Skating Hedgie and sentiment from Penny Black
Thanks for looking hope you give it a try!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

A bouquet of Thanks!

Sorry for no posts lately I've been feeling under the weather for the last couple of days.
Here's a little thank-you card we did at Carol's crop night the week before last.
-Paper is from Basic Grey
- Prima flowers
-Penny Black Stamp
Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Let it Snow!

Yet another retreat card that I did at the Crazy Croppers B-Day bash. It will take awhile before these are all uploaded. This card uses the cuddlebug Snowflake embossing folder for the background. The image is from SU set Big On Christmas. I used watercolor Pencils to color it and then added chrystal effects and dazzling diamond glitter to the letters. Added some ribbon from my stash and used foam pop dots to attach image to card.Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 11, 2008


I made these quick Coaster goodie basket hang tags this morning to go on the baskets I'm giving my family members for Thanksgiving.
I used SU Old Olive, Really rust and Chocolate Chip ink and the Lovely as a tree stamp set. I added the Mouse from the PB Holly Days clear set minus the snow. I sponged on the background and then added the the trees and leaves. The mouse is stamped on a separate piece of paper and colored with really rust, old olive and pretty in pink using the ink pad and blender pen technique. I used hand lettering for the happy thanksgiving as I didn't have a stamp. The eyelet is a Jumbo Eyelet from SU.
Well I should hurry and attach these so we can be on our way to spend an enjoyable day and share dinner with my family. For those of you in Canada -Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, October 10, 2008

47 Years Together for my Parents!

Not a very good picture of this one, me and my scanner are having quite the battle with these last couple of uploads. By the time I realized that this one was twisted I had already given this card to my parents who celebrated their 47th Anniversary on October 7th congrats to them!
The paper I've had in my stash forever(I beleive its from K&Company one of those slabs That are so great to get when Michaels have their 40% off coupons. It was just perfect for this card.
Stamp is from Penny Black Everywhich Way clear set.Thanks for looking!
Thanks also for all of you visiting My Blog. Its so nice to share with you and visit your Blogs.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Card

Here it is my Penny Black Challenge Card. Sorry the scan isn't very clear, but I couldn't seem to get it any clearer.


Another Christmas card! I'm on quite the Christmas kick. Which is a bit weird when you consider the unseasonably warm weather we've been having. I think this is my favorite so far.
I used the cuddlebug tree embossing folder for the tree and hand punched the snowflakes. Then I went over the tree, ornament, and snowflakes with chrystal effects and sprinkled on glitter. I wish the picture would show this a bit better as it really makes the card festive. The heggie is done with water colour pencils and a blender pen.
Thanks for looking! I'm off to try the sketch challenge from the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. I love when they have a sketch challenge. I can't thank Jean enough for telling me about this site.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Pawsitively Cute!

This Penny Black Puppy is so cute. I paired him with some Imagininsce DP. The stamp around the edge is from Fancy Pants. His hat fringe has plenty of glitter. I think that's why I like Christmas cards so much you can always use glitter LOL. The snowflake is covered with paper glaze and glitter. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

CASE CARD From splitcoast gallery

I confess I totally CASE'd this card off splitcoast. I just couldn't resist. I love that it is so simple yet still so cute! The origanal can be found here .
Thanks Susy B for the inspiration. I changed a few things:
-Still used the cuddle bug snowflake embossing folder.
-changed the stamp to a different Penny Black one though.
- used an EK success punch for the snowflakes.
- used a SU stamp for the sentiment.
Thanks for looking, please check out the origanal and the rest of Suzy B's gallery there are some great cards in it.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


I made this card as a retreat project for last weekend. I love the autumn feel it has. I used Primas and bead spacers for the flowers and the DP is Basic Gray. Swirls around the image edge are from Fancy Pants and image is from Penny Black, Also used Black ribbon from my stash. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Make a Wish

I just knew I had to make this card the moment I saw this paper from Daisy Bucket. The blue print is the reverse side of the paper. Added some brown polka dot ribbon and bling to the center of the flowers. Stamp is fromPenny Black colored with water colors. I Stamped the sentiment on a punched circle mounted on scalloped punch out.
Well back to getting more card kits done for the Crazy croppers birthday bash. Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 29, 2008


Yeh! I'm Having so much fun on my days off. The family is back, Kirsten is showing at the fair, and we went to rodeo last night. Lots and lots of fun. and no, making this card is not one of the things I've been doing, saved this from last week so that I'd have something to post this week. Stamp is from the new Penny Black clear stamps Christmas set Holly Day Critters I got from Lisa's Scrap Shack (link at left). Snowflakes are punched CS is SU Bordering blue and Night O Navy. Background is sponged in Bordering Blue and Caramel ink on glossy cardstock. The image is stamped, watercolored and cutout before mounting on glossy cardstock sponged in Bordering Blue. The metal center of the snowflake is an 8mm bead cap with a clear rhinestone in the center of it. Thanks for looking hope everyone is having a fun Friday!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Keeping it simple!

Wanted to create something a little simpler as sometimes things get a little complex. Used SU Chocolate Chip CS and Whisper White. Image is a Close to My Heart Stamp. Sentiment is SU.!

Cheery Hello

A quick little note card for my Auntie Liz to thank her for sending the last piece of my Grandma's china set to me. Used Basic Grey DP, Prima Flower, Penny Black stamp.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

First Tall Card

Just a quick post today, thought that I'd add a try at a tall card. Used soft sky card stock for the base and K&Company DP. The flowers down the right side are actually on the back layer of the card I used a Creative Memories negative flower punch so they add a light airy feel to the card. Image is from Penny Black Critter party clear Stamps. Happy Birthday Border is From SU, Sentiment is from SU Holiday Hedgehogs! Also pierced the edges on the front of the card.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Found some great idea Blogs to check out!

Sorry no new card today just a post to show you a couple of neat blogs that I came across.
A lil'bit of me...Marlene She makes the cutest cards that you ever saw in your life!

The second is a site that has great card sketches every Monday ISMAKI every Monday There are pages of sketches and samples.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Christmas Card for my DH

Thought since its been raining and we've been having a thunderstorm this morning that I'd work on a Christmas Card idea that I came up with the other day. I used a PB stamp from the Every which Way set and added the present by cutting out only the present image from a stamp in the PB Critter party Set. Used the computer to print out the Merry Christmas and meet me under the mistletoe sentiments. Thanks for looking! Hope you give it a try.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Try at a Dad type B-Day Card

I have the hardest time with manly cards. I don't have that many suitable stamps so its a challenge.

This is for my Dads Birthday So I'm hoping I pulled it off.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Its about time

I can't believe its been a month since my last post . So much for my, "at least one post a week", promise! Here's a new Penny Black card. The flowers are punched and shaped with a tole technique. The card body is embossed with the cuttle bug Swiss Dot folder. Sentiment is from SU Simply Said set. View The Penny Black Gallery at Split Coast Stampers. Click on Link Below!http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?si=penny_black+pennyblack+penny%20black&condition=or&what=keywords

Friday, June 20, 2008

My Bubbly Penny Black Stamps are here

These new stamps are just way to much fun. I was up way to late last night playing with them. So many ideas so little time. This is the card I finally came up with. The bubbles are little tiny plastic beads attached with chrystal effects or paper glaze with some sugar beads thrown on too. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Frisky Kitten Card

My favorite card so far using my new Penny Black Critter Party Stamps. They are so Fun and cheerful and I can't help but smile everytime I use them! Thanks for looking!

Nasty Weather Card

The weather was so cold and nasty last weekend that it was a good day to cozy up and make a Christmas card, if you can believe it. Not a normal June activity!. It came out kind of Folk Artsy. One of those cards you can't decide whether you like or not and then it kind of grows on you.Thanks for looking!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

View The Original Card idea from Split coast

Found a great idea for a circle card on Split coast and thought I'd give it a try use the link above to view original card.

A little behind this is a May project using the mouse from SU set "Hedgehog Happiness" and the Hostess set "Cause for Celebration" you can never have to many thank-you cards.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Just got back from Carol's Friday night crop managed to get another card done this week and a bunch of stamp sets cut and mounted. Lisa and Lori came for a visit had lots of laughs. What a great evening! Here's the card.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Feels like Spring

Finally some spring like weather! Time to haul out the spring colours. I just love this Stampin' Up set (Hedgehog Happiness) these little guys always bring a smile to my face.

I managed to stamp four for different occasions this last friday at Carol's crop night. Didn't have a Flower shape the right size so I used the slit punch scallop technique around a circle surprise it actually worked.

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