Saturday, August 29, 2009

White Space

Day 181 at 365 Cards. Today's challenge is "White Space". Keep all decorations (paper, embellies, sentiments) within the blacked out areas of the card.

and here is my "White Space" card...

Bazzill cardstock
Fiskars border punch
Basic Grey Figgy Pudding paper
Unknown sticker
Embroidery floss
Creative Impressions ribbon

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Wednesday is the beginning of Gingham Girl's new challenge! The Challenge is called WORD OF the WEEK, and this week's word is "NEW". Just make a card inspired by the word of the week...the card can have the "word" on it, or can just be inspired by the definition, or just by what the word means to YOU!

My DD had recently given my a stack of brand new Cuttlebug embossing folders! So I used a "new" CB folder, and I even opened a brand "new" package of felt Thickers!

DCWV white core cardstock
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Hero Arts gems
Thickers Felt Alpha
Making Memories sanding block

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Day 177 - Monogram Monday at 365 Cards.....

I just picked up the JustRite DIY Monogram Kit two weeks ago at my LSS. I finally took it out of the box for this card! I love how quick and easy it is to create monograms with this kit! I'll be playing with this some more!!!

Bazzill cardstock
DCWV white core cardstock
Cuttlebug embossing folder
JustRite Monogram Stamper Kit
Fiskars Threading Water punch


A couple of days behind, but here is the Super Sketchy Sunday sketch from 365 Cards.
And here is my card based on Pam's sketch!

Yup, another Christmas card... don't say I didn't warn you!! I am serious about getting my Christmas cards finished well in advance of the season!

I loved this sketch, very creative and fun to work with!

Bazzill cardstock
Basic Grey Figgy Pudding paper
Studio G tree stamp and faux stitching stamp

Monday, August 24, 2009

Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday

This card is based on 365 Cards, Day 162 - Super Sketchy Sunday #21.

I thought this was a fun sketch to work with.

So we got our DD moved into her "new" home. It was so nice to see her in her house, and we got most everything unpacked and put away. DH did a great job getting things hung up, both DD's and I were unpacking boxes and finding a place for everything. When I talked to DD this am, she said that she only has a few more boxes to unpack and the house is looking great!!

Today is DD's 26th birthday! I am sure that she is exhausted after the past frantic weekend, but I hope she enjoys her special day at her new home. Happy Birthday Adriane!

Bazzill cardstock
Basic Grey Figgy Pudding paper
Studio G stamp
Michael's bling
Scrap ribbon
Creative Imaginations brad

Monday, August 17, 2009

I'm back...

well I haven't really been gone this whole time, just really busy! We spent five days at the lake and had a great time. When we returned home, we jumped into helping my BIL build a HUGE covered area for his motorhome and DH got a job!

My DH has been laid off work for the past year. His current job was offered to him by his BF. It's not my DH's usual line of work, but he jumped in and started last Wed. Yea!!!

So, I just haven't had much time for card making.... but I did manage to squeeze in some time today for Day 169 - 365 Cards, Super Sketchy Sunday challenge #22.

You may be seeing a lot of Christmas cards for a while, I really want to get them finished up early this year!! and this may be the only card I get finished this week.
DH and I are headed up to Portland, OR to help our oldest DD and her family move into their new house! They've been living in a third floor apartment for the past 2.5 years and are so ready for an actual house. It has three bedrooms, which means no more sleeping on the livingroom floor!! ;) So, I'll be seeing you when I see you!!
Bazzill cardstock
Basic Grey Figgy Pudding pp
Kaisercraft bling
Unknown flower
Doodlebug glitter brad
MS Lace border punch

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Happiness Always...

I tried another Mojo Monday sketch....
and here's my card based on this weeks sketch...

I love this DCWV paper stack I picked up last week at Joann's!! Yummy colors and all the paper is textured.

DCWV Latte matstack
Fiskars Threading Water border punch
Spellbinders Round Nestabilities
Shear ribbon from Ben Franklin
Hampton Art flower stamp
SU "Happiness Always" sentiment
K & Company bling


At 365 Cards it's Day 157 - Imagine This: Sunflowers ~ Today's challenge is all about sunflowers. It's not necessary that you have a sunflower on your card, as long as it is inspired by a sunflower.

Here's my card! I had a couple of these watering cans, so I cut one apart and "popped" the flower with a brad center...

Bazzill cardstock
Daisy Kingdom water can
EK Success corner punch
The Cottage Stamper sentiment
Unknown brad

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Best Wishes

I created this card for BF's daughter who is getting married in a few weeks... I saw a card like this at Split Coast Stampers and just thought it was too cute!

This card is 4" x 9.25". I freehanded the "dress" portion and then used an EK Success corner round punch with the guide removed to create the scallops. The dress paper is from a speciality white paper pack from Costco a couple of years ago.

Red sparkle paper from Paper Zone
White paper from Costco paper pack
Scrap ribbon
Inkadinkado sentiment
Brilliance Moonlight White ink pad

Super Sketchy Sunday

It's Sunday and you probably know by now that it's time for another 365 Cards Super Sketchy Sunday. Here is today's sketch.

Here's my card.
We have several friends who are expecting, so I'm sure a baby card or two will come in handy!
DCWV cardstock
MS Lace border punch
MS butterfly punch
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Chatter Box Stick Outs stickers
Kaisercraft pearl
Scrap ribbon

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Day 154 at 365 Cards! Planes, trains, and automobiles... Today's challenge is all about modes of transportation. Anything goes as long as you include a plane, train, or automobile (and I think technically a bicycle is a mode of transportation, so it should count) on your card.

Here's my card... I have to say I am not happy with it... I just couldn't get things to work today... KWIM? I did cut out the larger plane and layer it onto the upper large plane, and the row of flying planes across the center are a sticker that matched this paper.

DCWV Nana's Kids paper
DCWV Nana's Kids stickers
SU punch
Misc buttons
Studio G sentiment
Brilliance Graphite Black ink pad

2 Sketches 4 You

Here is this week's sketch from 2 Skteches 4 You - Laura's sketch 31. It caught my eye the other night when I was doing some blog hopping, so I decided to give it a try.

Here's my card!
This is new paper from DCWV, Matstack called La Creme, and I love it! Some of the papers are flocked and it is just so elegant! This card will be going to one of several young couples who are getting married this fall...
DCWV La Creme Matstack
Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Ovals
Inkadinkado sentiment
Ribbon from Ben Franklin store
MS Lace Border Punch
Encore! Ultimate Metallic Gold ink pad
PSX clear embossing powder

Circle of Friends...

Isn't that so true... it's what all of us who visit each other's blogs & websites and oooh and aaah over the creativity we see, or read about the joy and sometimes sorrow in our lives... we are a "Circle of Friends".

Linby at Crafty Linby gifted 10 of us with this award. Thank you so much Linby!!

The terms of this particular award are: Make reference to award and publish it, disclose rules, share 5 things you like to do, share with 10 blogs, inform each blogger (simply right click on the "circle of friends" button and click on 'save picture as' and save the button to your desktop, you can then upload it just like any other photo into blogger).

So here are my five things:-
Card making
Spending time with my DGS & other family, too

I am sharing this award with the following Bloggers, some I have known for several years, others are new friends:

Linda - Card Challenges and More
Gloria - Gloria's Gallery
Jeanne - My Tin Hair Musings
Dorie - Happy Stamper INKorporated
Melisa - Is It Coffee Yet?
Joyce - Simply Blessed
Debby - Just Another Day Here In...
Peggy - Ribbonrie
Susan - One 4 Joy
Lolly-Jolly - Joliepop

because they are a but a few I consider a part of my "Circle of Friends".