Sunday, October 28, 2012

It's Halloween

I made this card for my daughter who will be away at school for Halloween.  We just went for family weekend last week and had a Bingo game at the school, which she happily won a prize of schoo themed sweatpants.  I collected these Martha Stewart brads at my local Marshall's this season and knew I had to put them to use.

The inside are glittery stickers also from Martha.  She's a cat lover so I think she'll be happily surprised when she opens it.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

It's a Secret

I made this for Terry for the Unidentified image swap.  Clearly this girl is a regular at Starbucks!!  Happy to say I got it to Terry before the due date.  And I'm even posting it on the release day.  Thank Terry for a fun image to work with. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Think Pink - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Can't believe I finally made it back here.  I made this card for a swap to remind us that October is Breast Cancer month.  Sadly, we all know way too many people who have had to deal with the disease.  The ribbon is an old SU set that I snagged at a stamp show a few years back, the "Believe" was in the bargain bin at Michaels a while ago and the paper is from Basic Grey patiently waiting for some love.  Thanks for stopping by.

And here is the inside.................................

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Another weekly challenge card for Outlines. This week it was a sketch. The exact sketch is more of a square card, but I really wanted to show this stamp some ink, so I tried to keep with the sketch, just altering the shape of the card and the placement of the banner.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Truly a challenge this week to figure out how to turn my "Non-St. Patty's day" stamps into something usable. Who doesn't love cupcakes?? So I figured, why not frost it green. The cupcake is from the block stamp "Enjoy". My card is only a 3x3, so I could fill it up with bling.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Here I am, late again. Almost missing the deadline for the weekly challenge. This week, it was to make a square card. I'm disappointed I couldn't get a good scan and it's too dark to take a camera photo. Just got the Birthday block stamps and wanted to show them some love. The paper is from Echo Park.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

I'm sorry for the crooked picture. Can't get it to scan straight and the camera isn't available. I made this for the Outlines chalenge. This week it' use red, black and white. The butterfly is a chunk of the Bloom square block. I love those stamps. You can use the whole thing, parts of it, or even 1 section.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Outlines Hearts

Finally got a chance to make up a card for Outlines Weekly Challenge. This week is to make a card using hearts. My card is a 3x3. My background dp is from SU Love and my heart is from the heart block stamp. I just took one square and cut the heart out. I added some stickles and some bling, colored in the polkadots in the middle heart. I just got the heart Spellbinders die just in time for Valentine's.

Monday, January 30, 2012


I made this card for the Sisterhood. It's January and you needed to make a card that says something about you (Me). Well, I have always loved butterflies. They are so beautiful. My favorite color is purple, but when SU came out with their Razzleberry paper, they made it for me. I love it. My background paper is from the Cottage Wall pack from SU. It's long been discontinued, but don't worry, I have it in my stash. I've been pondering all month on what to make for my card and the other day, I saw a similar card on SCS (which, of course, I cannot find now) and I immediately knew what I needed to do.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

It's time for another Outlines Weekly Challenge. This week it's "Feelin' Blue". I'm not, but my little snail friend is. I stamped her shell on light blue cardstock and colored in with copics before covering her shell with icicle stickles for a little sparkle. A girl has got to shine, even when she's feeling blue. The background papers are from my new favorite Crafty paper stack.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

MFT Paper Dolls

I entered this card into the MFT weekly challenge and I'm happy to say, I Won. Then, I realized I hadn't even posted it yet because I had made two challenge cards in one day. She was so fun to make. I've always loved dolls and just think she is so cute. All the dp paper is from a DCWV Crafty paper pack. The button is from SU along with the pumpkin pie card base.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Riley in Winter

I made this for the Riley challenge my good friend Kelly is hosting on the Riley & Co blog. It's always fun to dig out a Riley, he always brings a smile. The background paper is from an old winter DCWV stack. I thought it was perfect for the stamp. I added google eyes, because I feel like they can't see without them, if only I had glasses to add so they could have 20/20 vision.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

It was Darlene's turn for the Mystery Image this round. I love the stamp she picked from Stamp Happens. It was a little bit of a challenge to figure out how I was going to color this beautiful image and then I thought of my cat looking out the window at all the snow and the
icicles hanging off the October.

I know I live in New England and should be prepared for such things, but it doesn't usually begin that early in the season. Needless to say, we haven't seen too much of anything in the lines of snow since.

I love the image. Thanks Darlene for putting so much thought in your hostess spot this round.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

It was time to dig out my stamps to submit a winter wonderland card to the Outlines Weekly Challenge. Their challenge blog reminds me of how many gently used Outlines stamps I really do own. My snowman is from a winter block stamp with all the different winter designs. I love to make those, but days get lost sometimes putting one together. The background DP is from a DCWV winter stack that I just recently picked up and the blue is my new Spellbinders Labels Nineteen that I just acquired this week with a good coupon and a $10 reward. Thanks for looking. It's no winter wonderland here (that was at Halloween) but I'm sure our time for snow will come.