Monday, November 30, 2009


Today's card is a fun card to be sent to children before Christmas. White card stock is from Paper Trey. I embossed the design which appears on the right with a Cuddlebug folder and then trimmed it to mount on a piece of glossy gold card stock. Then I stamped the two designs with VersaMark and heat embossed them with Egyptian Gold embossing powder.

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Sunday, November 29, 2009


Life has been extremely busy over the last few days with Thanksgiving, grandchildren staying here and an Aunt celebrating her 90th birthday. Not much getting done with cards so today it is just another version of the message from Santa using the same stamps but different layout. These were really fun to do.

Very soon I will begin posting Christmas cards I have made in case you'd like some ideas. Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


A local soy candle shop/gift shop buys cards from me to resell. The other day I saw some stamps that made me think it would be fun to try some cards that parents can put out for their children after Santa comes. The front of this card is made up of three different stamps.....Santa's face is from Hero Arts, Ho Ho Ho is from Serendipity Stamps and the little holly is from an unknown company. On the inside of the card I have embossed the following message from another Serendipity stamp: "Thanks for the milk and cookies!!! See you next year. S. Claus". I do actually have a stamp on route to me now that has a cookie and milk image on it. I'll be stamping that on the inside.

This was a fun card to I just have to hope that they will sell. :)

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Thursday, November 19, 2009


Today's stamped design is also from Whipper Snapper Stamps and I "had to have it". The name of the stamp is Tucker grandson's name is Tucker.

For this card, I used Snickerdoodle cardstock from Lasting Impressions and ran the front through the Cuttlebug using the folder that gives a woodgrain look to it. I used the same designer paper with the leaves for the bottom layer and cut it with the Labels One from Spellbinders. The middle layer is cut with a square die and Weathered Nutmeg paper. The top layer is Snickerdoodle paper and cut with the Labels One die.

The design was colored using Copic Markers..........I love these markers. I have additional colors to add to my inventory for sale so if you're interested, let me know.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Our Yahoo Group has three monthly swaps. Most of the time this particular swap is a challenge of some type although we are free to send a card of our choice. This month the "regular" swap was opened to whatever type of card you wanted to send. I was paired to send my card to our "Group Mom" and since I had several Thanksgiving cards made up, I thought it was a good opportunity to send her one and let her know that I am thankful for all the great work she does on our group.

This card has a strip of designer paper with fall leaves on the left side of the card. I cut and embossed a piece of Weathered Nutmeg paper with a Spellbinders Borderabilities with the leaves pattern and adhered it close to the right edge of the card. Then rather than throw away the tiny leaves which get cut out, I used three of them on the off white portion of the paper.

The design of the cute turkey (from Whipper Snapper Stamps) was stamped on off white paper and colored with Copic markers. Then I cut it with one of the Spellbinders Labels One dies. I then used the same die to cut the Terra Cotta Dots paper from Lasting Impressions but mounted it at an angle. The third layer was cut with a circle die from Spellbinders using the designer paper and finally the fourth layer was cut using the next larger size of circle die on the Terra Cotta paper.

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Monday, November 16, 2009


Over the next few days I will be showing you some of the Thanksgiving cards I made. I intended to post one yesterday but since I didn't get it done, you get two today. Many will be similar but just a little different layout to show how you can change the look of a card using the same supplies.

Several weeks ago I saw this fabulous sheer ribbon with the beautiful fall leaves on it after my car made that fatal left turn into Michael's. On the first card, I put the ribbon over a strip of Weathered Nutmeg paper from Lasting Impressions and then tore the right edge of the paper. Next I mounted that strip onto the Weathered Sunflower paper from Lasting Impressions. The stamped sentiment on the front is from Paper Inspirations. I love their vertical stamps and they have such a wide variety of sentiments on them.

The seond card is also made with Weathered Sunflower paper. This time I took the ribbon and mounted a piece of Snickerdoodle (off white) paper from Lasting Impressions that was the exact same width under it to give the leaves move color. On both of these cards, the ribbon was tucked under the strip of paper and fastened with tape, then attached to the card front using 3M double sided tape. The design on the second card is "Lil Turkey" from Whipper Snapper Stamps. I love their cute designs. The image was colored with my Copic CIAO markers and then cut with the Labels One die. The next two layers were also cut with the Labels One dies using the Weathered Sunflower and Weathered Nutmeg papers from Lasting Impressions.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009


This was really a SUPER SIMPLE card. The Buttercup Yellow plaid card stock is from Lasting Impressions. A friend of mine (thanks, Joanne!) shared some of these flowers with me. The punched Daisy punched strip is from Martha Stewart. I can use this as a Get Well, Birthday or Thinking of You whenever I need to send a card.

Thanks for looking..........comments are always welcome!

Friday, November 13, 2009


Today I'm showing you another simple card I made for my MIL. The Snickerdoodle paper from Lasting Impressions served as the base of the card as well as the top layer. The main card was run through the Cuttlebug using one of my folders. The tree and sentiment were stamped with an SU set - Thoughts and Prayers.

I punched the corners with the ticket punch from SU and then adhered it to a layer of Close to Cocoa SU paper. Quick and easy.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009


My mother-in-law asked me to make some get well cards for her. For all the ironing she does for me she deserves to have these cards for FREE. She insists on paying so she gives me $.50 for each card I make for her. I think I'd rather do it for nothing.

This card was made using white card stock from Lasting Impressions and embossed using a folder from Quickutz. I really like this embossed frame because all it needs is a stamped image in the center and you can be done. The design is a wood mounted stamp from Penny Black. I colored the stamp with SU markers. To get the image in just the right place I pulled out my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig and got the flower spray placed in the center. It was a little too plain yet so I added a butterfly made with a MS punch on white paper. I colored the butterfly with the same SU marker as the stamped flowers.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009


A friend, Harriet, is celebrating her birthday next week. Since I have had a bad habit of sending cards late, I am now trying to send greetings early. She has already received the card so I decided to use it as today's post.

I saw this idea somewhere and it was such an easy card to case. I believe I used a different folder to emboss the card base. Labels 4 dies from Spellbinder were used to cut and emboss the shapes for the sentiment. After assembling the die cuts and stamping "Best Wishes", I mounted the piece over the ribbon with pop dots. A very simple card to make - but I do love clean and simple cards as well as the black and white combination.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009


This was a card I made for a friend, Andrea, and her husband last year. Since I haven't made any new cards for a few days, I decided to pull one out from my files that hadn't been posted here yet.

The card was made using Lasting Impressions Snickerdoodle card stock. I sponged the edge with a VersaColor "Violet". The wreath was made using multiple small stamps on round pegs which were in a kit from Rubber Stamp Tapestry and a variety of VersaColor Lavenders and Greens. The stamp set is called "Garden of Love" SHO-20016. I have two of these types of kits and need to use them more often.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


A friend of mine & her husband (Nancy & Ralph) are celebrating their 51st Anniversary this month. I decided I was going to try something new for me on a card for them as well as use some supplies I have not used in way too long. Easel cards are not difficult at all to make but because it was something "new" to me, I had put off giving it a try.
The papers are from Lasting Impressions, and I punched the flowers from one of my early purchases - a daisy punch from Nankong....leaves from a McGill punch. After adhereing two of the daisies together for each flower I added brown Flower Soft to the centers.
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009


The Yahoo Group I am in has three monthly swaps - one of which is an Alphabet Swap. This month those who participated made cards featuring the letter "F". This is the card I made to send. The card was first embossed using a Quickutz embossing folder. The image from Inkadinkadoo was stamped with Memento Black Ink and colored with Copic markers. I then cut out the image and embossed the oval using my oval Nestablities. The finishing touch on this card was the pink butterfly using a MS punch and SU paper.

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Monday, November 2, 2009


It's safe to show this one now since my friend, Lynette, has received it. The card is made using papers from Lasting Impressions. I used a Martha Stewart punch to do the edge on the solid colored Terra Cotta paper. The stamped image is from the Flourishes "Wreaths of all Seasons" and is colored with COPIC MARKERS. The circles were cut with my scalloped and plain circle Nestabilities from Spellbinder dies.

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Sunday, November 1, 2009


In the summer of 2007 I was lucky enough to attend the Summer CHA and participate in several make-and-take demonstrations. Representatives from Marvy Uchida showed us how to make this very simple Christmas card.

The edges of the red card stock were cut with a Marvy Uchida Trimmer using the scalloped blade and then the edges distressed with ink along the edges. The tree was made using a small scalloped rectangle for the trunk of the tree and then three sizes of heart punches with the hearts turned upside down. As you can see distressed ink was also applied to the edges of each of the hearts. After assembling them we dotted with red Stickles Glitter Glue. (Mine was not completely dry when I put it in with all of the things I had collected at the convention - thus the smudges). The final touch was a little punched star to top off the tree.

Just thought I would share this cute idea for anyone who needs to make a lot of cards and doesn't have a lot of time. Thanks for looking and come back soon!

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