Tuesday, June 30, 2009


I have continued trying to come up with cards that can possibly work for our Baseball Museum. The base for the card is using an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of SU card stock which I scored with my Scor-Pal to a Gate Fold format. For this one I used the Spellbinders die for the glove and bat but used a baseball brad instead of the die cut ball. The "baseball diamond" was cut using Labels One from Spellbinders and the white later is just a 3 inch square with rounded corners from a punch.

My husband isn't real involved with all this cardmaking "stuff" but I have been running this type of card by him for his thoughts. It was his suggestion that I put "home plate" so the green layer looked more like a baseball diamond. It still needed something so I took some small stamps from a clear stamp set and stamped the designs in the corners using a VersaMark pad. I then added a magnet for the closure.

Thanks for looking. As usual, any comments or criticisms are welcome.

Saturday, June 27, 2009


In some ways making Black and White cards is one the easiest way to put one together. I purchased a pad of papers that were all black and white designs which I used on all three of these cards. Then all you have to do is stamp an image in black and assemble your pieces. Only the third card was partially run through the CB using the Swiss Dot folder.
Thanks for taking time to stop by. Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


If you haven't already seen the new Spellbinders dies as they are being released, click on the link to the right of this page for "Pre-Order New Items". There are some great new items coming out.

As of today (June 24) only three have been released, but I will be adding pictures as they become available each day.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


During my absence from posting I had a wonderful time with 11 other ladies who gathered for 2 1/2 days. We had two ladies fly in from California, two drove from Nebraska, two from Illinois, 1 from Minnesota and five of us are from Iowa. Our time was spent at an Archivers for most of the daytime hours sharing our ideas and enjoying each other's company. Everyone should be so lucky to have a group of such good friends.

I'M BACK................

Enough of this moving things around and organizing. It's time to get back to business here.

Our little town is in the process of remodeling a building and turning it into a Baseball Museum. In 1991 the last senior class graduated from our school before it was merged with a larger district. The baseball team won their 20th State Baseball Title that summer and a movie was made about our team.

Now I have been asked to come up with some cards to sell in the museum with a baseball theme. These are two of the ideas I have come up with and have more to come. ANY SUGGESTIONS WILL BE WELCOME!!!! :)

This card was made using SU card stock and I ran the front through with a CB folder to give it a wood grain look. The stamp set is Fiskars "Batter Up" clear stamps. I haven't stamped anything inside yet.

Charlie Brown is ready to strike out the batter. I am searching for a cute little sentiment to stamp in the upper left corner. All I can think of right now is "Batter Up". I'd love any suggestions on either of these cards.

STAMPIN' UP! - Varied Vases #6

The punched vases are from a 6 x 6 package of designer papers and for this card, I just left the flowers without coloring them. Thank...