Friday, November 5, 2010

Warm Winter Wishes Challenge

The challenge at Flourishes is to use cool blue. I just had to play along since I love using blue for winter themed cards. Hard to tell on the photo, but the Santa stamp was also stamped on shimmery cardstock. Can't wait to see Flourishes new releases. Have a great Friday and weekend.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Note Pad Holders

Joyce, from our stamp club, shared this wonderful idea for a note pad holder at one of our recent meetings. I found these lovely file folders at one of our office supply stores and just had to alter them to hold note pads. The finished size measures 6-1/2 x 8. I cut the flowers with Spellbinder's Flower Creations. A few more Christmas gifts checked off my list!
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Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Halloween!

I made these treat boxes for the favorite ghouls in my life!  Have a fun and safe Halloween this weekend.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #41 - Autumn Love

I typically don't play along with challenges but Kaboodle Doodles tripped my trigger with their challenge for fall colors. My favorite time of the year using my favorite colors! The base cardstock is Bazzill and the dp is BasicGrey. I cut the border with one of Spellbinder's autumn borders and the tag is embellished with rub-on's from BasicGrey. I stitched around the border of the dp. Fun colors!
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Color Throwdown Challenge

The color throwdown challenge this week is using kraft, so saffron and chocolate chip. The stamped image was loaned to me and I don't remember the company name....sorry:( The base cardstock is Bazzill and I cut the framing with Spellbinder's Labels Four along with the stamped image. I also don't know the name of the dp since it was also provided with the stamped image.....again:( The bird punch is from Martha Stewart Crafts.
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Sunday, August 29, 2010


This is a totally Stampin' Up card - well, almost. I made a set of cards for a friend with a French theme and this is one of my creations. The base cardstock is Bazzill but the dp is SU as is the stamp. I added two different ribbons over the dp strip along with some bling and it's done!
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Saturday, August 28, 2010


I sorted through my cards recently as I was donating several cards to OWH (Operate Write Home) and came across this card I made several years ago and just had to post. The stamp is from The Stampin' Place in Minnesota and don't even know if it is available any more. Just a fun and cute card for anyone recently engaged. Our two children have been married for some time and we have five grandchildren so I think an engagement card is beyond my use:)
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Time for Sunflowers

This image from Hampton Art Stamps has been in my repertoire forever. I colored the image with copics and then cut and embossed with the large oval Nestability. I airbrushed the edges with a copic. The based cardstock is from Bazzill and the dp is from BasicGrey's Origin collection. The punch is from Martha Stewart Crafts.

Now time to play with a PSX sunflower image. As you can tell from my blog header, I love sunflowers and years ago, had them in my garden.
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Queen Anne's Lace

I was digging through my stash of cards the other day searching for a birthday card and found this card I made last summer (prior to starting my blog so thought I would post). The PSX image was embossed with sage green ink and clear embossing powder and mounted on dark green cardstock. The base cardstock is some beautiful fibrous paper I've hoarded for quite some time. I then added flower soft to the flowers. Very simple.
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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Butterfly Note Cards

Here's the gift set I created to give to a friend's mother for her 90th birthday. I made two of each color along with the 4-1/4" square envelopes and butterfly postage stamps. I have a clear gift box so should be a nice presentation.

Now I'm ready to move onto creating something for late summer or fall. I've already been stocking up on some of the newly released products for autumn and the holidays. Fun! Fun!
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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Second View of Butterfly Note Card

You can see the vellum overlay of this note card with a side view. I also want to thank my friend Karen for helping me get my mojo back by helping re-organize my stamp room after much travelling, company and illness. Thanks, Karen!!!

My husband is on vacation this week and our daughter and her family will be visiting so not much stamping will get accomplished. It will be wonderful to be surrounded by family. Hope you're having a good weekend and we'll be spending some time on the boat this afternoon with friends enjoying the warm, muggy weather. It's okay 'cause winter is just around the corner! Happy August!
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Note Card

Why am I not able to post more than one picture??? Need some help here from bloggin' friends!!! Anyway, I've been wanting to use the Butterfly set from Spellbinder's to create these little note cards. I cut the base with the largest butterfly die from DCWV cardstock and then cut the overlay out of this beautiful vellum I have been hoarding forever. I will post another picture showing a side view. I cut the sentiment using the Spellbinder's long deckle rectangles. Added a little bow and some pearls. I'm thinking I will create several of these to use as gift sets.

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Scrap Challenge

Another challenge for our monthly stamp club was to use scraps left over from other projects. Thanks to a suggestion from a stampin' friend, I used the CCEE 1030 sketch challenge to use some BasicGrey's Wisteria scraps I had by my workspace. The main image is from Kitchen Sink Stamps and the stentiment is from Flourishes. I cut the lilac image with Spellbinder's Nestabilities Oval die and then layered it on purple cardstock cut with Labels 10. The sentiment was cut with smaller Nestie ovals. The base cardstock is Bazzill. I invested in a wonderful artist's air compressor this year and love highlighting my images with Copics. The compressor is very quiet and runs very little when in use. Probably one of the best "large" stamping purchases I've made!
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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Another Stamp Club Challenge

For the August challenge, we were to use Mojo Monday schedule challenge #148. My base cardstock is Bazzill and the designer paper is from BasicGrey called Ambrosia. The sentiment is from Just Rite and I used a Martha Stewart punch for the strip of paper on the bottom. I love butterflies and must own dozens of butterfly stamps and embellishments. This was a fun challenge.
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Monday, July 19, 2010

Stamp Club Challenge

Our club challenge this month was to use this Cosmo Cricket paper, some sort of fabric embellishment and the card should have an anniversary or wedding theme.

I chose to use the MMSC#61 - lovin' the offset of the oval! The image is from Stampin' Up and I colored the image directly with chalk ink pads. The fabric flower is from Prima and the pearls from Hero Arts. Hope your summer is going well!
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Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

My front porch with the flag and flowers all ready for family coming home for the holiday. Time for some relaxing fun in the sun! Have a safe and fun Fourth!
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Nature in my front yard

Highly unusual to see a flying squirrel out and about during the day but here is one on my suet feeder.

And this morning, two hen turkeys walked through the yard with a dozen or so chicks! Too cute!

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Stamp Club July Sketch Challenge

No embellishments - not a brad, flower, ribbon or bling to be found! The sketch challenge is from the most recent "Take Ten" magazine.

I colored the main image, from PrintWorks, with distress reinkers and a water brush. I cut out the flowers and popped them in the basket. The dp is from BasicGrey. That's it!
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Friday, June 4, 2010

Just one more cool picture from the weekend....

We had a thunderstorm Sunday night and my son took this picture looking down the river. Pretty cool, huh?
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Memorial Day Weekend Fun!

No stamping once again but we did have fun on the water with our son and his family. Here's our youngest granddaughter Piper, soon to be one, playing Daniel Boone.

Here's Sophia enjoying a ride in her dad's boat with thumbs up!

Sophia and dad fishing.

Our son skiing.
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pretty Peacock

Couldn't resist purchasing this lovely backgrounder stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms. I stamped it with teal Encore metallic ink on white cardstock using the Mega Mount from Impression Obsession (another favorite tool)!

Layered the image on metallic silver and dark teal cardstock and added ribbon and a little bling. The tag is one of Spellbinder's Fancy Tags and the thank you stamp is from Flourishes. Simple!
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Missouri Vacation

No stamping/cardmaking to share since I've been way from my stamp room for two weeks! We're in Missouri visiting Lake of the Ozarks and the surrounding area. Here is my granddaughter in front of the "castle" at Ha Ha Tonka State Park.

And here is my son and my other granddaughter under a natural bridge feature in the same park. We're actually in a giant sink hole.....very cool!

Hope to get back to stamping when I return home later in the week but chores may hamper that effort prior to the holiday weekend when family arrives. Fun times!
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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Stamp Club Cards

For this card, we were to use MMSC #45. I used the Spellbinder's Sunflower die along with Webster's Pages DP and trim. Webster's Pages has some yummy new DP for spring/summer.

The cardstock is from Bazzill. The decorative brads are from my stash and I added a little Flower Soft to the center of the flower.

This card was created from supplies provided by our stamp club host, The Stamp Shoppe in Schofield, WI. Heidi provided the flower stamped image from Penny Black, Memory Box Twiggy paper and two new die cuts from Tim Holtz.

I used Spellbinder's Labels Eight to die cut the flower image and added some bling. The sentiment is new and from Flourishes.

Heidi also provided the stamped image for the inside of the card and not sure of the vendor's name.

Have a great weekend!
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