Sunday, October 31, 2010

Merry ChrisMoose

I bought this stamp quite a while ago and had not used it yet for a card. I wanted a somewhat simple card so I decided to use this stamp. I first stamped this adorable Moose on white card stock and used my Nestability die but when I put it on the card front it was just not right. So I cut out the moose out of the white paper and mounted it on the green paper. I finished it with Frosted Lace Stickles.

Thanks for looking,

Monday, October 25, 2010

Hang in There

When I started out making this card I wasn't sure where I was going with it. I really wanted to use the clothes line cut from Country Life. So starting with my base I choose this green print that reminds me of grass, then I wanted to mat that to a bright color to make it stand out. Using red as the backgroud mat I think was a really good choice. The jeans just had to be blue (duh!) and what better color for a bra and panties than pink?? Once I was done and put the clothes line on the base I was stumped at first on what sentiment to use. My first idea was "How's it Hangin?" but decided that just wasn't the right fit for me. So as you can see, it ended up being "Hang in There".

Have a great day!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


After making the decorations for my co-worker, I really wanted to make a thanks giving card and use that wonderful scarecrow. I'm not quite sure I am happy with the end result. The colors didn't tie in as well as I would have liked.

Have a wonderful Day,

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Season's Greetings

I fell in love with snow man when I received my Cheerful Seasons circut cartridge. I mean how many different snowmen could there be right? It seems like more than I ever would have thought. I don't even know why this one is my I went with a simple design for this card.

Happy Day!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Decoration for Co-worker

Just a little something for a co-worker. She wanted something small and simple to decorate her monitor. She was going to cut out some black and white pictures of pumpkins. So I told her I would make her some. There was actually 5 pumpkins in total plus the scarecrow. She just loved them.

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thank You

Here is a simple Thank You card I made for one of the owners of our company. He recently treated us all out to lunch. He's not the type of guy you would give a card that was anything remotely feminine so I tried to make this as masculine as possible. This is my first project using my new Creative Memories Reminisce Cartridge.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Black & White Wedding #2

So here is the second black and white wedding card I recently made. For this one I pulled out a stamp I had purchased a while ago. If I remember correctly, it was actually a birthday stamp. But I taped over the sentiment, inked up the whole stamp up and then pulled the tape off before stamping the image on paper. I played with the idea of coloring the butterfuly, but in the end as you can see I decided to leave it all black. I only used a little cricut for the frame around the stamped image. Inside I used a Martha Stewart cornor punch.

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Black & White Wedding card #1

I was asked by two co-workers to make wedding cards for them. Both of them wanted black and white cards. I am telling you that I had the hardest time coming up with idea's. I don't know exactly why the black and white gave me such fits. But in the end I was happy with the outcome.

Thanks so much for stopping and visiting:)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Gardener Birthday

So while going through my stamps the other weekend, I found this wonderful stamp that I probably bought 5 years ago and have never used. Well I work with a woman who is an avid gardener and boy does this stamp fit her. So her birthday was last week so I had to make a birthday card using this stamp. As an accent I used my new Cheerful Seasons for the boot. I also used my new Cuttlebug Folder and finished it with Happy birthday cut from Stamping Solutions cartridge.

Thanks for looking,

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Cheerful Seasons Happy Birthday has been a long time since I posted. It all started with a weekend that I didn't feel so well and I tell you the last month just went down hill from there. But I'm back for now. Since my last post I was able to acquire some new cartridges. My boss suprised us (everyone in our office...about 20 people) with a bonus $100!!! Wow were we suprised. So I purchased 4 new cartridges although I did spent just a tad over the $100. I purchased both of the Creative Memories Cartridges: Cheerful Seasons and Reminisce Accents, Country Life and Old West.

Today I had a birthday card to make for my niece Victoria. I started with the base and added the brown layer. I tend to use a lot of brown (not exactly sure I really liked a sketch that I used a while ago so I put the teal at the bottom, thenf I looked through my ribbons for something to match. I found this wonderful stripped ribbon and added this. Yellow for the top seemed like the prefect choice. Lastly I choose this flower from Cheerful Season.

I am hoping to get some more posting over the next week. I actually have some cards I've made over the last month to share with you.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

John Deere Birthday

Today's post is not only really late but also a total scraplift. I needed a John Deere Card for a little boy birthday. I had recently seen a John Deere card at the Cricut Message board. You can see GlendaBoyd1's card HERE. I didn't use any pop dots this time since the card is going to a little boy.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sweet - CAC Skunk

Overall I like this card I made last night. But I think I might re-do the skunk. I'm not totally happy with how it turned out. Because I only used black and white for the body, the mouth was completely black. Well needless to say I tried to use my white gel pen to make it white. It didn't turn out very well. I'm not really obsessed that everything needs to be perfect but this does bother me enough to do something about it.

This card is not for any challange except to myself to make a card every day. My co-workers always tell me that I need to go to a craft show and sell my cards. That is actually something I am interested in...but you can't go to a craft show with nothing to sell. So I figure if I make at least one card a day I should have enough to sell next year.

Thanks for looking,

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mojo Monday 156 - Create A Critter Christmas

Here is my take on this weeks Mojo Monday Sketch . I had fun going through my Christmas papers to choose my strips on this card. I knew I wanted to use the reindeer from Create A Critter for this card. This was a really easy card for me. I made 4 of them at the same time. I'm exited to know that I have almost a dozen of my Christmas cards done. Yippee!!!

Here is the sketch
Thanks for visiting,

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challange #85

Today I am posting a card I made yesterday for Sweet Sunday Sketch Challange 85. I did use a little Cricut for the scalloped squares (Mini Monograms). The butterflies are from a Hero Arts stamp set...there were actually 4 to choose from.

Here is the Sketch.

Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Friday Sketchers 119

Well if you have been following my blog, then you will see that I have been doing a lot of sketch challanges lately. Yesterday, in an effort to find more I googled Friday and Sketch together (because I know of a Monday and went with Friday). I came across the "Friday Sketchers" Blog that has sketch challanges every Friday. Now I know it is not Friday anymore but they give you until Thursday to complete and submit. If you would like to try their sketch challange out or see all the other entries just CLICK HERE to go to the blog.

All my papers are from my scrap stash. I was unhappy with the poinsettia's from the Christmas Cricut cartridge so I used some that I had bought a long long time ago. I added the Merry Christmas sentiment...but thought the card needed a little more. I added stitches and some dots and called it good.

Best wishes and thanks for stopping by,


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sketch Saturday #120

This is my second Saturday in a row using the Sketch Saturday blog for inspiration. I really wanted to use the From My Kitchen cartridge, since I haven't used it much since getting it. I've seen the apron cut used on others cards and decided it would go well with the paper collection I had choosen to use today.

I had fun working constructing this card this mornning/afternoo. Thanks for looking,


In Memory of Sandy

Today I am writing about Sandy, a friend and fellow card maker. I just want to share a couple cards she made and sent to me. I will miss her very much.

Thank you for stopping by,