Saturday, October 9, 2010


Congrats to the Bride and Groom.  This card I whipped up for a wedding we're going to about an hour from now.  Friends of our with a yours and mine for a total of five kids!!  Many happy years of married life to Ricky and Sonya!!

Cardstock (DCWV, Bazzill); Patterned paper (DSWV La Creme); Stamp (Inkadinkado); Misc (EK Success border punch, Kaisercraft pearls)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

S & S Sketch #36

Operation Write Home - a winter card, birthday, missing you, thinking of you.... this card could be used for any of these, and in spite of the snowflakes... it would warm a persons heart....

Cardstock (Bazzill, DCWV); Stamp (Stampin Up); Die Cuts/Punches (Spellbinders, Martha Stewart); Misc. (MM Brad, Brilliance Ink Pad)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Happy Birthday to you....

Today is our daughter's birthday... we drove up to Portland this past weekend to celebrate with her and her family.  Her husband had arranged a Spa day for her and four other ladies... we had a wonderful time.

Happy Birthday Adriane!!!

Cardstock (Bazzill); Patterned Paper (K & Company); Misc (ribbon, RAK image, Prima's, bling, PrismaColor pencils)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


For me sympathy cards are the most difficult to create.  I have been putting this one off for a few days, but finally made it today.

Cardstock (DCWV); Stamps (Technique Tuesday); Misc. (ribbon, Cuttlebug Friends Forever Folder Die Combo)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Mojo Monday.....

I used Mojo Monday's sketch to create these two Christmas cards.... I was very inspired by the sketch... I may even make a couple more cards from it....

Cardstock (Bazzill, misc.); Patterned Paper (Basic Grey); Punches/Die Cuts (Fiskars, Spellbinders Nestabilities); Ribbon (JoAnn's); Misc (Bling, Dollar Tree Stickers)

Cardstock (Bazzill, misc.); Patterned Paper (Basic Grey); Punch (EK Success); Stamp (Amuse); Misc. (brads, pop dots)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Happy Birthday.....

Today is DH's 50th birthday. Under the direction of our DD's, we celebrated with family and a few friends last night. We had a great time.

Happy 20th anniversary of your 30th birthday, Rodney!!

Cardstock (Bazzill, misc.); Patterned paper (Basic Grey); Stamp (Inkadinkado); Punch (EK Success); Misc. (Cuttlebug embossing folder, StazOn Ink, CTMH edge distressor)

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Christmas in July....

Welcome to this week's Midweek Throwdown Challenge at OWH Stars and Stamps blog. The challenge this is to make a Christmas card for one of the hero's to send home.

Cardstock (Bazzill, misc); Patterned paper (Basic Grey); Stamp (DeNami Design); Stars (EK Success punch); Misc. (ribbon, Glossy Accents)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Merry Christmas....

It's that time of year again.... I have started making my Christmas cards. This will be the first one that goes into my Christmas box....

I visited the 2 Sketches 4 You blog this week, and was inspired by this week's sketch!

Cardstock (Misc.); Patterned Cardstock (Basic Grey); Brads (American Elements); Stamp (Hampton Art); Ribbon (Scrap pile)

Friday, July 23, 2010


Have you heard about OWH (Operation Write Home)? "OWH supports our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them." Go ahead and check out their website!!

They also have a blog with challenges, ideas and inspiration, OWH Stars and Stamps. I made this card for OWH and also for their weekly sketch challenge. My box of cards for OWH is slowly growing!!

Cardstock (Bazzill, misc); Printed paper (K & Company); Misc (Cuttlebug embossing folder, K & Company letters, Making Memories brads, ColorBox Bronze ink)

Sunday, July 11, 2010


I wasn't able to attend this wedding for a young couple at our church, but I did make a card for them.

I took the photo of this card in the evening and I love how the late day sun struck off the glittered heart!

Cardstock, (Misc. from my scrap pile); Chipboard heart (Melissa Frances); Misc (Cuttlebug embossing folder, ribbon, pearl string)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


We just celebrated our grandson's 4th birthday.... time sure does fly!!

He loves all things "Cars" and Buzz Lightyear.... and I think he kind of likes his Nana too...

Happy Birthday Ethan!!

Monday, June 14, 2010


I created this card for a friend who graduated from the GED program!! Way to go Drexler!!

Cardstock (Bazzill, Coordinations); Stamp (My Mind's Eye); Misc (Cuttlebug folder, MM brads, EK Success punch)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Here comes the bride....

A friend will be getting married this summer. This Saturday is her bridal shower and I had seen this card design at Splitcoaststampers and just love it..... so I played with it and here it is.

Cardstock (Bazzill); Ribbon (Ben Franklin); Punch (EK Success)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Wow, two cards in one day.... it's been a long time, I am loving it!!!
This is my card for OWH's second challenge for today! I used my favorite "guy" colors, blue and brown along with stamp that I have had for a very long time and is still a fav of mine.

Cardstock (Bazzill, misc); Stamp (Impressive Stamps); Alpha's (Making Memories); Brads (Making Memories); Misc (Color Box ink, StazOn ink)

Bugs and Kisses

Happy National Scrapbook Day!! Although I do a bit of scrapbooking... I love making cards!

So here's a card for OWH NSD challenge!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Make a Wish....

It's sketch #2 at OWH Stars and Stamps. This week's sketch is provided by Karen at Feline Creative.

I've created this card with the idea of it being for a man's birthday... I only have about a dozen or so guy cards that I use each year, so I am currently working on getting them all finished by mid-February! I think I have seven more to go!!
Cardstock (misc); Patterned Paper (My Mind's Eye); Stamp (Autumn Leaves); Misc (twine, MM brads, Sakura Gelly Roll, StazOn ink)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Stars & Stamps.....

Operation Write Home (OWH) started a new blog on January 14. It's called OWH Stars & Stamps. Last Sunday OWH Stars & Stripes posted a sketch challenge...
and here is the card I made based on the sketch!

Cardstock (DCWV); Cuttlebug (embossing folder); Punch (EK Success)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Happy Anniversary!!

January 7th, was my oldest DD's anniversary. I'm sure it's safe to post this by now!

Cardstock (Bazzill); Embossing (Cuttlebug); Stamp (Unkown); Gems (Kaisercraft)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sympathy cards....

Sympathy cards... one of the toughest for me to create due to the very nature of the card. I try to make them simple yet elegant. How about you? I was very pleased with the end result of this card, but it certainly didn't make having to send it to a friend any easier....

Supplies: Cardstock (Bazzill basics, scrap); Stamp (Studio G); Misc (ribbon, Prismacolor pencils, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Kaisercraft pearls)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!!

We're here in 2010! Wow, time flies when you're having fun! What are your crafting resolutions? Mine are: to use more stash, to send more cards (why make them if you don't share them right?), and to update my blog more often (several friends & family have been asking about this). I think these are all doable goals.

Currently I am making a pile of Thank You cards to send to friends and family who were so generous with Christmas gifts this year!! This card is based on a sketch from the Clean & Simple Stamping blog. Check them out sometime!

Supplies: Cardstock (Bazzill basics, misc), Stamps (Stampendous, Savvystamps); Misc. (Brad)