Saturday, November 8, 2008


this months challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round is to use at least
2 Snowflakes
2 buttons
2 ribbons
on a card. Check out their monthly challenges and get a jump on your Christmas cards!!

Materials: MME pp's, Spellbinders snowflakes, Threading Water Punch, Scrap ribbon & fiber
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Friday, October 31, 2008

Non-Christmas papers

The challenge was to create a Christmas card using non-Christmas paper. Here's my card...

Materials: K & Co Neopolitan pp's, Nestabilies Snowflake, Hero Arts sentiment, Hero Arts bling, EK Success corner punch with trim removed for scallop

Christmas cards

I've gotten a good start on my Christmas cards this year. In years past, I mass produced a single design for my cards, but this year I am making most of them very different!

Materials: Bazzill CS, Basic Grey Wassail pp, Hero Arts sentiment, Quickutz flourish, American Crafts felt flowers, MM brads
Materials: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, Stickles, mini buttons, scrap ribbon, Bazzill CS, Darcie chipboard sticker

Thursday, October 23, 2008


and more cards!! I've been working hard to keep up with the challenges over at Cococat's. Here are a few more of the cards I've made for some of the challenges...

This one is for a pink & brown challenge...

Materials: Basic Grey Blush pp, Oval Nesties, Inkadinkado stamp, Prima's, RAK crystals

This Christmas card was for a card-lift challenge...

Materials: Bazzill CS, Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, Cuttlebug combo Christmas trees, Basic Grey Figgy Pudding pp, Stickles

This card is for an Anniversary challenge....

Materials: Bazzill CS, Cuttlebug combo sentiment & embossing, Walmart ribbon

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

In memory of...

When the phone rings at 1:46 am, it's never a good thing....

Ethel Lyrinda Herrick-Gehlsen
December 6, 1919 - October 14, 2008
Mother of Darrell, Carolyn, Janice and Duane
Grandmother of Rachelle, Ralynda, Teresa, Debbie, Evelyn, Coquille and Lawrence
May she rest in peace

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Having a good time

at Cococat's Cardmaking MB. I've been creating cards like crazy all weekend and loving every minute of it... here are a few the challenges I've finished!

This card is for a paper piecing challenge...

This is an "inspiration" card challenge...

These are for an "altered" challenge...

and this one is for a "photo" challenge...

The above card will be for his dad's birthday.... the inside will read "You're HOW old!!" LOL!!

Friday, October 10, 2008


I do love Autumn. The warm days and crisp nights. All the gorgeous colors of the leaves and flowers. The smell of smoke in the air as neighbors rake and burn their leaves... this is my favorite time of year!

Here's a quick pumpkin card I whipped up in honor of the season!!

Material: Bazzill CS, Michael's dollar stamps, MM brads

Friday, October 3, 2008

Fall is in the air

Happy Fall Yall!!! This is my favorite time of year! The warm days and cool nights. All the gorgeous colors and smells of the season! I have a friend who is not a card maker and she has requested that I make a card for her (she's also coming to my house in a few weeks for a girls card making day). So here's what I created for her... Materials: Debbie Mumm mat stack pp, Bazzill CS, Paper Bliss tag sticker, Studio G acrylic sentiment

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fun and Games!

Ladies, come on out and play at Cococat's Cardmaking!!! We are having a one year celebration for the entire month of October!!! There are lots of challenges and even a few prizes!!! So click on the link and come out to play with us!! Cococat's Cardmaking

Monday, September 29, 2008

Toot!! Toot!!!

I've been chosen as a DT member for October, November & December at Chirstmas Cards All Year Round!! This is my very first DT postion!! I am so excited and I hope that you will take a minute and check out CCAYR soon!! Their kick-off is October first with some fun challenges for World Card Day on October 4th!! Hope to see you there!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Meeting Friends

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."

Linda, Anna, Myself, & Megan at Fisherman's Wharf!

Last weekend DH and I traveled to San Francisco, CA to meet two of my PC{A} online friends!! We had a great time! Anna and her friend Megan are visiting the US from Australia and Linda lives in KS. We all arrived in SF on Thursday the 18th. We met up early Friday morning!! It was so cool to meet them IRL!! Linda and Anna were exactly like I thought they'd be... Megan was a bonus as she was traveling with Anna. We hung out for two days before DH and I headed for home... it is a trip I will always treasure.... thanks for being my friends ladies!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

More weddings..

Wedding bells continue to ring for friends and family!!
Here is a card I made to help them celebrate!This one is based on a challenge at SCS Glitter Surprise.

Materials: SU CS, scrap ribbon, K & Co Grand Adhesions "Love Always" sticker

Sunday, September 14, 2008


Here's another scrapbook page I finished last night....
These photos are of my Grandmother, my Mother, Myself, my Sister, her Daughters, and my Daughters in August of 1986.

Materials: Bazzill CS, Basic Grey Pheobe pp's, Danelle Johnson Rub-ons, Narratives by Karen Russell Rub-on, Heidi Grace Rub-on letters, Primas, Amuse bling, chipboard heart, MM paint, Stickles

Friday, September 12, 2008

Birthday Girls

This week I've been pushing myself to get some scrapbook LO's completed. I have at least six photo boxes full of photos and I really want to get them into scrapbooks... anyway here is one page that I managed to finish this week....

This is August 9, 1986. My oldest DD and her cousin were born one day apart. My sister and her family traveled from MN to OR and we celebrated the girls' 3rd birthdays!

Materials: MME pp, Autumn Leaves Flourish stamps, Studio G journaling stamp, Fancy Pants "Pollen Dust" stamp, glitter letters - RAK, random bling

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Gift Bags

I whipped up a couple of gift bags for an upcoming get together with some old/new friends... I will be meeting a couple of MB friends IRL!! Two of these ladies I have been chatting with for almost two years... I am so excited to finally meet both of them!

I am trying to choose some items for each bag that are representative of Oregon.. I have a couple of locally produced food items and of course some scrapping/carding gifts too! Materials: Bazzill CS, Creative Imaginations "Anthology" pp, Prima, Inkadinkado image, Wal-Mart ribbon, M's $1 stamp sentiment
Materials: Bazzill CS, Stampassions Sunflower image, Platinum Stickles, M's $1 stamp sentiment
Materials: Bazzill CS, Cuttlebug embossing folder, M's $1 stamp sentiment, scrap ribbon, MM ribbon slide, scrap pp

Friday, September 5, 2008

Been a while....

We've busy, busy for a while! Made a trip up north for DD's 25th b-day and then spent a week at the lake... and now it's September!! Haven't made a card in over a month.... so here's one I made last night.

I saw this design over at SCS and tracked down the tutorial. This is a very fun card and it fits into an A2 envie.

Happy carding to all of you!!

BTW did you know that September is National Stamping Month?? Stamp away ladies!!

Friday, August 8, 2008


We've been to three weddings already this summer and with another one this month! We won't be able to attend this one as we will be out of town, but here is the card I made for the young couple...

I used Kazan's Sketch #6 for this card.

Materials: PP's - Doodlebug, Imaginisce, HOTP; Scenie Route chipboard heart, scrap ribbon, Hero Arts gemstones, computer generated sentiment

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

100 Degrees!

When the temperature hits 100 degrees, what do you do for fun? Well we dig out a "bucket" of some sort and put water in it to play with!!! Ethan had a wonderful time playing in the water in the heat of the day! Thank goodness our deck has a covering and ceiling fans or I would have been in the "bucket" of water with him!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


What would we do without our friends? This card will be going out to a friend soon...just a reminder that I value her and our friendship.

My card is based on this weeks sketch by Kazan at 2Sketches4You. If you haven't checked out their blog, do it soon!!

Materials: MM "Cheeky" pp's, scrap ribbon, Fiskars threading water punch, Dollar Store chipboard flower, K & Co "Friend"