Monday, August 31, 2009

Two For Monday!

Hello Everyone,
Today I have two cards that I want to share with you today. I combined two challenge on my first card which features my Magnolia image. The Challenges are Roses On Paper and Just Magnolia. The Roses On Paper Challenge is to make a card that features the use of paper punches and the Just Magnolia Challenge is to embellish with ribbon and bows.

I love it when I am lucky enough to combine challenges!

Card Details
stamp Magnolia, no sentiment at the time, c/s Bazzill and Papertrey Ink, DP Basic Grey, Inks Copic Markers, machine stitching, Liquid Pearls, ribbon, buttons, Nesties rectangle dies, SU's corner punch, and Friskars water threading punch.

My first Victoria Case Image, her name is Aud (Hearts and Hugs series 2 collection)

I brought my first Victoria Case (Hearts and Hugs Series 2) image from SCAD earlier this week and I wonder what took me so long to buy one of these adorable images?! These images print like a dream and when completely colored in...all you can say is "wow"! The name of my image is Aud and look at her face....I love her expression!

*SCAD stands for Susans's Custom Art & Card Design

Card Details..........
image Victoria Case for SCAD Heart and Hugs Series 2, sentiment LOTV, c/s Bazzill and PTI, DP Doodle Bug, Copic Markers, Nestie rectangle and sm. circle dies, ribbon, flowers, MS lace punch, Liquid Pearls, Stickles and three tiny half pearls.

I hope you have a super great day! The weather in my area is very cool and rainy at the moment. I call this type of weather......stamping weather!!! Take care and thank you all so much for stopping by!



Sunday, August 30, 2009

Anyone For Anya?

Hello Everyone and Happy Sunday to you!

I have some great news to share with you, I have been asked to be a Guest DT for Anyone For Anya?! This is a two week deal and of course I said "yes"!!!! The card that I am sharing today based off a sketched designed by the talented Dawny! Thanks for the awesome sketch and the inspiration Dawny!

To see the awesome Anyone For Anya? DT cards, please click on this link for more inspiration. Sounds great doesn't it?! To participate, all you need to do is make a card using any Anya image and upload your card to Mr. Linky....easy peasy...and so much fun!

Card Details...
stamp Greetings Farm, sentiment SU, c/s PTI and Bazzill, DP The Angel Company,Nesties rectangle dies, inks Copic Markers, ribbon, flowers, Stickles, small edged scallop scissors, Liquid Glass (on shoes), Liquid Pearls and half pearls.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a beautiful day!



Friday, August 28, 2009

ISS Back To School Blog Hop!

Hello Everyone,

It's time for another InStyle Stamps Blop Hop and this month's theme is "Back To School"! I realize that quite a few children have already returned to school but in my area, the kids return to school the day after Labor Day. However, I am ready...more than ready...for them to return. I miss my quiet mornings:)

My card features Janice and I also included a nugget tin for a gift. The nuggets were wrapped with matching DP and I simply made a bellyband to embellish the tin. My card is simply embellished with gems and a couple of die cuts from DCWV grade school paper stack.

Be sure to stop by and see all of the ISS DT back to school creations. The DT names are on my side bar. I also want to say that sadly this is my last blog hop with InStyle Stamps. I have had an awesome time working with such beautiful people and the experience is invaluable!

Have a great day and thanks so so much for stopping by!



Thursday, August 27, 2009

LOTV Thursday Challenge!

Hello Everyone and Happy Thursday!
Does anyone remember when they sat in a chair as a child and your feet would just dangle off the edge of the seat? Well....from the moment I laid eyes on this LOTV Best Friends image, fond memories of me reading my books to my younger brother filled my head. Just thinking about those moments in my life make me smile.

OK......I'm not going to bore you with tales from my youth! *LOL* Getting down to business, today is Thursday and time for another LOTV Thursday Challenge! This weeks challenge is based on the sketch designed by our very own talented DT member, Domi! This is an awesome sketch and I know that you all will have loads of fun with it.

For more inspiration, click on this link and check out the DT cards. I also want to thank all that participated in the last LOTV challenge. We had a nice number of very talented participants! Remember, you have two weeks to complete your card and you can use any stamp that you desire!

Card Details.........
stamp LOTV Little Girls -Best Friends, sentiment Greeting Farm,c/s Bazzill and Neenah Solar White, DP DCWV, inks Copic Markers, flowers, half pearls, dew drops, Nestie circle dies and Friskars treading water punch.

Have a super great day and thanks so much for stopping by!



Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Celebrating My MIL 90th Birthday

Hello Everyone,

I don't have a card to share today but I will have a few cards to share tomorrow and throughout the weekend. Today we celebrated my mother-in-laws 90th birthday by taking her out to dinner. She didn't want any of the birthday frills of cake and ice cream, she only wanted a simple dinner. I wish I could get off that easily with the kids! *LOL*

Here are a few pictures of the family having a great time together.

My mother-in-law Mary celebrating her 90th birthday. I think she looks great for 90!

My husband before the dinner bill. *lol*

The twins (my darling step children) Cliff Jr. and Klaressa Smiley from

My son Ethan and myself. Smiley from

My husband after the waitress brought him the dinner bill, he looks like he is in pain! I had to laugh at him, it was so funny! Smiley from

Well, have an enjoyable evening and I'll be back in the morning to share my card for LOTV Thursday Challenge.

Have a great evening and thanks so much for stopping by!



Monday, August 24, 2009

WOJ Challenge #44....Sketch Challenge!

Hello and Happy Monday!

This weeks WOJ challenge is to make a card based upon this sketch drawn up by the talented Rach ( Paper Crafts By Rach ) Thanks for the inspiration Rach, I see myself using this sketch idea again and again!

This is my take on the sketch and I kept it relatively simple. The name of my image is Shy Willow and she is colored in Copic Markers. The designer paper is from DCWV Nana's Kids paper stack and the card stocks are by Bazzill and Papertrey Ink. Other embellishments are flowers, half pearls, ribbon and a button. * Oops....I've just realized that I forgot to adhere my corner piece....geez!..smacking my head with my hand moment!*

Have a great day and thank you all so much for stopping by!



Sunday, August 23, 2009

Anise Ketto

Hello and Happy Sunday!

I have been a fan of Stamping Bella's Ketto images from the beginning and finally brought one of these gems a few weeks ago. I got around to inking her up a Friday and I tell ya' these images are super cute! I have to have more!!! *lol*

The design paper for my card is by DCWV. I seriously love their design paper, the light and airy patterns are beautiful to me. After planning my layout, I stitched together the pieces of DP to my double scalloped border and adhered it to the base card.

Anise is colored in with Copic Markers and I used the square Nestie dies to mat her. I embellished my image with extra fine glitter and applied Liquid Pearls to the trim of her dress. The scalloped borders are embellished with half pearls and I dabbed a bit of yellow Stickles on the flower centers. The sentiment is from TAC (The Angel Company) I punched out the sentiment and trimmed the yellow mat with scallop scissors.


I have been awarded this lovely award by Linda Isn't it pretty...I love the colors!

Elena awarded me this award What a beautiful image!

Chris Olson awarded me with this beautiful award Thanks so much Chris!

Thank you all so very very much for awarding me!!!! You girls are awesome!!! In all fairness, it is very difficult for me to choose a few people.....every blog is a new adventure and full of creativity! I award all of the people that I visit will ALL of these awards!! Feel free to copy and paste to your blogs.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!



Friday, August 21, 2009

Whooo Hooooo...I can finally relax and play!

Hello Everyone and Good Morning to you all!

I'm so glad that we are finished with our den, at least for now that is. We will finish our work after the electrician does his thing and install more electrical outlets in the room. The final step will be to decorate and buy furniture....I'm looking forward to the shopping part! *lol*

In the meantime, I've been longing for my craft room all week and today I could finally create something in a peaceful atmosphere. I made two cards this evening and was tempted to make another card but changed my mind and watched TV with the family instead.

I missed ISS weekly challenge this week and made up for it by creating a card featuring Trent.

I based Trent's uniform color off of my sons favorite cartoon hero, Naruto.
Trent is colored in with Copic Markers and the sentiments are rub-ons that were matted on pieces card stock. The design paper is by Disney and the card stocks are Bazzill and Papertrey Ink's Stampers Select. To further embellish my card, I cut out two tabs with SU's Window Punch, folded them in half and added orange brads. I also used the rectangle Nestie dies and ribbon.

Have a great day and thank you all so much for stopping by! I will be making rounds all morning catching up on and viewing your awesome creations.



Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Another Gorjuss Girl!

Hello Everyone,

Life is very busy for me at the moment but somehow, I am squeezing in time for a card or two. We are busy working on a few home improvement projects that we want to finish before the kids return to school in September. house is turned upside down right now but I know our hard work will pay off in the end.

I finished putting the card together this evening and was really glad that everything came together rather quickly. My image (Little Goth Girl) is colored in different shades of purple and with just a touch of pink.

The base card was fashioned by using my largest Nestie's Curved Rectangle Die. I used the second largest curved rectangle die and cut out two pieces of scrap design paper, cut out equal size pieces for the quilt look and sewed them together. I ran the finished piece through my Cuttlebug to give the quilt a little texture.

My image is colored in with Copic Markers and the card is embellished with flowers, pearls and ribbon.

Now I have to rush off the computer and over-see what goes out on the curb for trash removal. I have a feeling that we aren't going to be too popular tomorrow morning because we have a lot of stuff to set on the curb. *lol*

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!


Below are a few pictures of our three season patio that we are in the process of converting into a den. At one time, we used our patio as a "catch-all" for stuff that we didn't want in the main part of our house. Before we laid the tile, our three season porch was busy but in a orderly fashion. We just piled everything back in temporarily to get the stuff off our back porch. Now that the tile has been laid, we have to sort through everything and decide what we will keep, sell, give away and throw away! Whew!!!