Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Mother’s Day

Scabby Chic
I finally got some time and after my last posting I got inspired to do a mother’s day card.  For this card I used Georgia Pacific white cardstock for the base at a standard size A2.  The designer papers are from MME 6x6 packs Ramble Rose and Market.  I use Tim Holtz Distress Ink Tea Dye to ink the edges.  The flower is from Recollections and the butterfly is from Ashland.  The stamp is from Cardz TV Stamps “Happy Day”.  I used VersaMark Dazzle ink and Recollections Snow embossing powder.   The tag on this car I made at  4” x 2.5”.  This was a very simple card to make and would be easy to reproduce.  Hope you enjoy please leave comments would love to here from you.  Hugs xxx.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Shabby Chic Canvas



Hello Everyone,

Sorry it’s been so long since I posted.  I have just had a lot going at home lately.  I did find a little bit of time to try my hand at some mix media for the first time.  I think it turned out really well.  I had a lot of fun doing this project and am very pleased with the way it turned out.  Everything I used was just from my stash except for the canvas and I got a great deal on them.   I got the canvas from Michaels along with the frame.  The flowers are Recollections and the gears are from a broken toy car from my grandson.  The beads are from some old jewelry that I no longer used so I put it to good use.  I use Claudine Hellmuth  gesso as a primer and Apple Barrel acrylic paint in a cream color.   The pink acrylic bird and butterfly I from Wal-Mart along with the bird cage embellishment.  I also have a lace from Wal-Mart that I have used for texture.  I have really enjoyed do this form of crafts and hope you enjoy and give it a try.  Thanks for stopping by, Hugs xxxx. 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Irish Luck

BBTB2 So Lucky Shamrock


Back for another challenge.  Today's card is for the BBTB 2 challenge.  I used Georgia-Pacific white cardstock for the base and the clouds.  The other papers all all Recollections.  The clouds I put on foam tape and  cut at 1.75 and the shamrock leaves I cut at .75 and are from the Designer Calendar cartridge.  The tree was cut from the Christmas Card cartridge at 5.  The shamrock boarder was cut 1.75 and the mustache at 1.25 from the PDDU cartridge at   The leprechaun bear and all layers is from the Teddy Bear Parade cartridge cut at 2.75.  I used a yellow Studio-G stickles on the buckle on the hat and for the gold in the pot. I used the Zig 2 way glue pen to adhere the leaves and the tree and all layers on the bear.  I use my ATG to adhere the blue mat that was cut at 4.25 x 5.5  and the shamrock boarder.  The polka dot green paper under the boarder is 1/2 x 5.5.  The sentiment is from Cardz TV Stamps Happy Days.   Please leave comments.  I love to read all the wonderful and encouraging comments.  Thanks for stopping by, Hugs xxx.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Roaring Birthday

Crafty Cardz Challenge # 126 “Make a Wish”


Back again with another card for Crafty Cardz Challenge.  With this challenge I set another challenge for my self.  That was to use my scrap cardstock and design papers.  The card base is a standard size card out of recollection kraft cardstock.  The design papers are from a pack that I got at Sams Club.  I used the cartridge Plantin School Book to cut the circle and the grass.  I made the window with from one of my cartridge package.  The stamp set is from recollections called jamming animals.  The lion I stamp 4 times and paper pieced him.  I used the hero arts background cloud stamp. I used Tim Holtz  distress ink broken china for the background stamp.  The sentiment stamp is from cardz tv critter captions for this I used archival ink.  The button is from my stash and the thread is from friendship package from Wal-Mart.  I cut fun foam to make the dimension for the shaker and used sequin mix from Wal-Mart.  Hope you enjoy.  Hugs xxx.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Wearin’ O The Green

CTV Stamps DT Challenge # 25 “Luck of the Irish”


Today card is for the CTV Stamp DT challenge “Luck of the Irish”.  I used Stampin Up Very Vanilla for the card base at 4.25x5.5.  The green mat is Colorbok cardstock cut at 4x5.25.  The brown mat is also Colorbok cut at 3x4.  I used the cuttlebug embossing folder Distressed Stripes. I used gingham ribbon from my stash.  The sentiment is on the Very Vanilla cardstock that I die cut with the Die-namics die Bracket Tab.  I printed the “Wearin’O The Green” off my pc the stamp the Happy St. Patrick’s Day below it from the stamp set Happy Day from CTV  Stamps.  The shamrock and the hat are from the cricut cartridge PDDU on page 40 cut at 3".  I used the Peachy Keen Stamps Critter Faces Set A Medium for the shamrock face.  I used Aleene’s Paper Glaze for the glasses on the stamp.   I inked around all the edges with Color Box Chalk in the Creamy Brown.    Enjoy, please leave comments I love to read what you have to say.  Thanks, Hugs xx.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Make a Wish

 BBTB2 Challenge Amethyst Birthday (Purple)
Cake or Cupcake
Hello again, back for another challenge.  This time for BBTB2 for February birthdays using the color amethyst (purple), cake or cupcake.  For this card all the colored cardstock is Colorbok and the white is Georgia-Pacific.  I used the cupcake cut off the the Cricut Alphabet.  I cut it at 2.75" with all the layers. The card is a standard size card at 4.25 x 5.5.  The black mat was cut at 4 x 5.25.  The purple design paper is cut at 3.75 x 2.5 and the white mat is embossed with the cuttlebug folder seeing spots and cut at 3.75 x 2.75.  I used a Versa Magic Spring Pansy chalk ink and inked the edges of both and light rubbed it over the white embossed mat.  The flowers on the cupcake is from colorbok cardstock and punched with the flower punches from the Itty Bitty punch set from Stampin Up. The gems are from my Studio-G and Kaisercraft.  The flower on the Happy Birthday sentiment is from my stash.   I used the Happy Days stamp set from Cardz Tv Stamps with StazOn opaque Cotton White ink.  The make a wish sentiment I hand wrote with a purple Sharpie Ultra fine point marker.  On the cupcake I used Ice Stickles Crystal Ice.  For the candle I cut a small piece of white and used the purple Sharpie and colored the striped and hand cut the flame and colored it with a light orange and yellow Sharpie markers.  I hope you all enjoy.  Please leave comments . Thanks, Hugs xx.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Beautiful Day

Paper Playtime Ch #4 Sentiment Stamps


Hello,  It has been a few days since I have posted any new cards.  I have been spending some time with the family.  Today's card is for the Paper Playtime Ch # 4 sentiment stamps.  I made this card from my scrap bend of cardstock.  I thought this would be a good way to use what I had.  Sorry so I really don't remember where the papers are from.  What I did was to cut strips of paper at different sizes and cut the ends in different cuts.  I used a felt flower from pebbles and a couple of buttons from my stash.  The sentiment was a stamp and die cut from MFT Die-namics Framed Greetings.  I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and I used Tim Holtz  tea dye distress ink to ink the edges of the sentiment.  Hope you all enjoy.  Thanks and Hugs xxx

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tons of Love

Crafty Cardz Challenge #125 “Critter Cuties”


Hello, Back again with another card for Crafty Cardz Challenge.  The base is a standard size A2 card on Georgia-Pacific white cardstock.  All other papers is from the Paper Studio Sweet Pea Mat stack.   I just love this paper.  I cut the plaid mat to cover the front of the base.   The striped mat is cut from Elegant Edges on page 38.  I used the oblong shift for this mat cut at 3.75.   The elephant is from Create a Critter on page 55 cut at 2.5.  I used the Martha Stewart heart confetti punch for the heart.  I used my ATG to adhere the mats to the card front.  I used Tombo Mono to adhere the elephant and all layers together along with using to adhere the hearts.  I put Glam Pink Stickles on all the hearts and Frosted Lace Stickles on the elephants ears and mouth.  When layering the elephant I use 1 layer of foam tape the ear to give dimension.  I then use 2 layers of foam tape to adhere the elephant to the card.  The sentiment is from  Mary CardzTV stamps Critter Captions.  I stamped the sentiment  using Memento tuxedo black ink.  I have really enjoyed all the challenges and hope to do more and meet other crafters. For those that have left comments I thank you.  I have enjoyed reading them very much.  Thanks so much.  Hugs! 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sending Love

BBTB2 Heart and/or Cupid Challenge


Hello again, I am back with another valentine card for BBTB2 challenge. For this card I used Georgia-Pacific white cardstock cut at 4.25 x 5.5 for the base.  The rest of the papers for this project came from the Paper Studio Sweet Pea stack.  The hear mat was cut to 4.24 x 5.5.  The pink mat was cut from Elegant Edges cartridge at 4.25.  The large heart and all layers was cut at 3.5 from Four Legged Friends cartridge. On this mat I stamp the postcard and sentiment from the stamp set You’ve Got Mail from Lawn Fawn using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.    I also used versa mark and white embossing powder to stamp the postage stamp.  I did this on smaller pieces of paper  then cut them out and paper pieced them.  Next I used 1 thickness of foam tape to adhere the heart after embossing the i love you sentiment from a Studio G stamp set.  I use the Four Legged Friend cartridge to use the mouse and all of his layers at 1.5.  I also used foam tape to adhere him and the small heart. I used Tombo Mono liquid glue to adhere the mouse together and my ATG to adhere the heart and mat together.  With this card I tried to think outside of the normal valentine colors and used paper from a baby stack.  I really like the way it turned out.  Hope you enjoy please subscribe and leave a comment.  Thanks and hugs.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

True Love

Paper Playtime Challenge #3 Border Punches


Hi!  I am back again with another entry for the Paper Play Time Challenge.  This is a standard size card cut at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 on Bazzil kraft cardstock.  This is a  portrait style card.  The first mat is a DSP that came from a pack from Sam’s Club cut at 4 x 5 1/4.  The second mat is a deep red Bazzil cardstock cut at 3 3/4 x 5.  The ribbon is from my stash.  The heart stamp came from the dollar bend at Michaels and I stamp is with Jenni Bowlin  Cough Syrup.  The smaller heart is a 3/4 Marvy punch out of DCWV Christmas & Winter Glitter Matstack.  The white birds are a Recollection embellishment from Michaels.  I use the Martha Stewart eyelet lace border punch on the deep red Bazzil cardstock and Georgia-Pacific white cardstock. I punched the border twice for a layered affect.  I use Perfect Pearls Mists Perfect Pearls to the front of the card.  Enjoy!  Come again.  Hugs!




Hello,  today post is for the CTV Stamps DT Challenge # 24.  I used cricut cartridge Elegant Edges to cut out all 3 of my card bases out of Recollections kraft cardstock.  I cut them at 3x6 and scored at 3 to get my 3x3 card.  The wild about you has a mat from the Paper Studio and the flying heart and all layers was cut from Create a Critter on Recollection cardstock at 1 1/5".   The sentiment if from CardzTV Stamps Critter Captions.   The bananas for you the mat is from a Studio G  DSP from a valentine kit from Wal-Mart.  The monkey and all layers was cut at 2" on Paper Studio shades of brown paper pack from Hobby Lobby.  The sentiment is from a Studio G stamp set.  The be mine mat is also from Studio G DSP valentine kit from Wal-mart.  The heart and the sentiment are from a Studio G stamp set.  The heart I stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with my Sharpie Ultra Fine markers.  The sentiment is from that same stamp set and I used Jenni Bowlin Cough Syrup ink. The other sentiments I used the Menento Tuxedo Black ink.  I also stamp the inside of each card with happy valentines day from the CardzTV Stamp set Happy Days.   I used pop dots on all the embellishment for the cards to give them dimension. I used my ATG to adhere all the layers together.  I tried to make this as simple as I could for mass producing.  Hope you all enjoy.  Thanks for stopping by and come again.  Hugs!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Cupid’s Arrow



Hello everybody,  Back again with another valentines card for the Cardz TV Stamp DT Challenge # 23.  This is a color challenge of red, black and white only.  This is what I came up with.  My card base is a white Georgia-Pacific cardstock cut at 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 standard size card.  I used a black Recollection cardstock cut at 4 x 5 1/4.  The white scalloped heart was cut at 4" out of Georgia- Pacific cardstock  from the Cricut Doodlecharms cartridge.  The red heart was also cut at 4" out of Recollections cardstock from the same cartridge.  I printed the cupid off my computers clip art on white Georgia-Pacific cardstock at 2 1/2".  I then fussy cut around him and added dimensional  to adhered him to the front of the card.  I use a decorative  glitter ribbon that I got out of the dollar bend at Michaels'.  The sentiment was print off my computer in red onto white cardstock using front Freehand 591BT at .16.  Hope you enjoy, please leave a comment and let me know how I am doing so far with my new blog.  Hugs for now!

Dr. Teddy



Hello again.  This week has started off with me having a card making marathon.  This is the first of four cards that I have made with more on my list to do.  I made this card for my granddaughter that just had surgery.  I am hoping this will cheer her up.  I started this card out with a hot pink base cut to a standard size A2 card on Georgia- Pacific cardstock from Wal-Mart.  The zebra strip mat is a Recollections Signature pink glitter paper cut to 4 x 5 1/4.  The deep eggplant purple circle was punch out of colorbok cardstock with a 1 3/4 circle punch from Stampin Up.  The oval sentiment mat was out of that same eggplant purple and white Georgia-Pacific cardstock.  I used the large oval and scallop oval punches from Stampin Up for the sentiment.  I use the circut Teddy Bear Parade Lite  cartridge and cut him out at 2 1/2" for all layers.  I used the black Colorbok cardstock for the base of the bear and the hot pink Georgia-Pacific cardstock for the next layer.  I use the light pink Recollection cardstock for the next layer  and I used a green glitter paper from the Christmas and Winter Matstack form DCWV for his dr scrubs.  I had so much fun making this card.  It was a fast and easy card to put together.  I know Brooke will enjoy this card.   Hope you all enjoy, please leave a comment and let me know how I’m doing.  Would love to hear from one and all.  Bye for now.  Hugs! 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Gall0ping Heart



Hello, I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and a great start to a new week.  The card I made for today is a standard A2 card on white Georgia- Pacific cardstock.   It was cut at 4 1/4 x 11 an scored at 5 1/2.   The cloud mat is from The All Seasons Pad cut at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  The grass mat came from that same paper pad and cut at 1 1/2 x 5 1/2.  The stamp set is from an Inkadinkado Kids Quotes.  The sentiment I printed off my pc at 14 pts and AR Hermann font. The branch was cut at 1 1/2 out of zooballoo cartridge on brown and green Recollection cardstock.   The clouds was cut from that same cartridge on Georgia-pacific white cardstock at 1" and 3/4”.  The horse and tree was cut from at 3” from The Create a Critter cartridge on brown recollection card stock and a printed cardstock from Sam’s Club.  I used the Martha Stewart eyelet lace confetti punch to get the hearts on  devil red bazzill cardstock. I used the Martha Stewart red and white bakers twin to hang the hearts from the tree.  I used Glossy Assents on the hearts to give the card. some dimension.  Thanks for stopping by, leave a comment and let me know I am doing.  Love to read the comments.  Stop in and see me again.  Hug xoxo

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Cowboy Ben

Paper Playtime Challenge # 2.  Use some brown


The base for this card is on Georgia-Pacific white card stock cut to be a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card.  The back ground papers came from Recollections The All Season Pad.  The cloud mat is cut at5 1/2 x 5 1/2.  The grass was cut at 5 1/2 from the same card stock pad from the PDDU cartridge.  The small grass pieces was cut at 1 3/4 from the Create a Critter  cartridge.  The bear is from the Teddy Bear on Parade cut on brown recollection card stock at 3 1/4 " for all layers.  I cut that banner out of Recollections All the Seasons Pad.  I stamped on the banner with Studio G Alpha stamp set.  I printed the rest of the sentiment off my pc at 16 point Arial font.  The clouds was cut from the ZooBalloo cartridge at 1 3/4 ".  I used some Studio G gem to add some bling and foam tape to add dimension.  This is what I came up with for the Paper Playtime Challenge # 2.  Thanks for visiting I hope you enjoyed.  Please leave a comment and let me know how I’m doing.  Come again.

Brooke’s Heart

Local Library  Heart Decorating Challenge


Hello again. Hope your weekend has gotten off to a good start. Today's project is a decorative heart that my granddaughter Brooke did for our local library contest.  Nana turned her loose in her craft room and this is what she came up with.  The library handed out red construction paper hearts for the kids to decorate.  This heart was about a 8 1/4” tall by 10 1/2”  wide.  Brooke used American Crafts premium ribbon in the red rose and the pink peony.  She alternated the ribbons to give the heart red and pink strips.  Brooke asked me to cut out the heart banner and the love title from the circut cartridge Love Struck 2010.  The heart banner was cut on colorbok white cardstock at 5”.  The Love title was cut on black colorbok cardstock at 1 1/2”.  To add a little more bling  Brooke use Studio G red and clear gems that was gotten at our local Wal-Mart.  To finish the project off Brooke asked me to spray it with some Perfect Pearls Mists from Ranger.   I really enjoyed spending this time with my grand-daughter doing something we both love to do.  Brooke was very happy and proud to be her Nana’s first guest designer. Hope you enjoy.  Thanks for stopping by please leave a comment and let us know what you think.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Sweet Heart Bingo



Hello again.  Another valentines card for you to enjoy.  All the card stock

used on this card is Georgia-Pacific and the Paper Studio.  The card base

is white and cut at 11 x 4 1/4 folded at 5 1/2.  The pink mat is at 5 1/2 x 4 1/4

to cover the whole card front.  The next mat is white and at 5 1/4 x 4.  This

mat I ran through the cuttlebug with the swiss dot folder.  I used a Studio G

ribbon on the embossed mat.  I used my ATG gun to adhere these two layers.

I stamped the bingo card with the Oct 31 st stamp from Cardz Tv Stamps on

a light pink card stock.  I taped out the stamp title before stamping and then

scanned it into my pc.  I used an edited program to add the cupid and then

printed that off.  I backed that with a brighter pink mat that measures 3 1/4 x

3 1/2.  I got the cupid of my clip art on my pc and printed it off on the brighter

pink cardstock at 2 1/2.  I fussy cut the cupid out and the used foam tape to add

dimension.  I used the Martha Stewart confetti hear punch for the bingo chips.

I added Frosted Lace Stickles to the hearts. The sentiment I printed of my pc

on font comic san ms at 24 points.  I trimmed it out at 1 3/4 x 3/4.

Hope you enjoy.  Would love to hear from one and all.  Please comment.

Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, January 31, 2013




Hello, I have another valentines card for you.  The base was cut out of Colorbok

black cardstock.  I use the cartridge Wild Card on page 67 black out feature cut

at 5 1/2.  I also cut the heart frame 4 times at 5 1/2 on Studio G valentine variety

pack and the Paper Studio pink pack.  I cut the arrows 4 times from the Paper Doll

Dress Up cartridge on page 60 accessories 2 at 3 1/2 using the black and red

card stock.  The love charm is from Studio G.  The sentiments that I used on

the outside and the inside banner I printed off my computer use font Arial at .16.

I also used the stamp set Happy Days from Cardztvstamps. I used my ATG and zig

two way glue to put it all together.  Hope you enjoy. Please leave comments would

love to hear from one and all.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

“Be My Valentine”



Cricut Cardz Challenge #124

For this project I used the cricut cartridge A Child’s Year.  The card base and all die

cuts are from pg 30 in the handbook. I used Recollections red cardstock for the card

base cut at 4 1/4 x 4 1/4.  The black polka dot mat is from Recollections Elegance

cut at 4x4.  The pink mat is from the Paper Studio cut at 3 3/4 x 3 3/4.  The designer

paper is Be My Valentine from the Paper Studio cut at 3x3.  The silhouette was cut at

1 1/5 on black cardstock from Recollections.  The heart was cut at 2 1/5 on the same

cardstock I used above. The ribbon is Studio G printed adhesive. I used my ATG gun and

Tombo mono Multi Liquid Glue for my adhesive. The red hearts are from my stash.

I used foam tape for dimension. The stamp I used are from Studio G and Cardztv stamps

“Happy Days”.  Please leave your comments and let me know how I am doing.  Would

love to hear from one and all.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Welcome Little One



This is a stander A2 card.  The base is recollections cream.  The blue mat is the

paper studio sweet pea mat stack cut at 4 x 5 1/4.  The grass is recollection cut at

3/4 x 5 1/4.  The teddy bear is from the cricut cartridge Teddy Bear Parade cut at

3 for all layers using the paper studio card stock.  The fence is from Paper Doll

Dress Up cut at 5 fit to length on Georgia-Pacific white card stock.  The flowers are

from April Shower cut at 1 1/4 on the paper studio card stock.  The sentiment is from

a Studio G stamp from Michaels. Please leave a comment and let me know how I am

doing.  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Robots & Legos



This card was made for one of my grandsons for valentines.  It is a stander

A2 size card.  The base is midnight muse card stock from Stampin up.  The

mat is from my stash.  The robot was cut from B is for boy Cricut Lite cartridge

at 2 1/2.  The blocks and lego’s are from recollections card stock.  The blocks

are cut at 1 1/4 square and the legos are at 1 x 1 1/2.  Hope you enjoy.

Please leave comments  would love to hear what you think.  

Baby Shower

For this project I used the Paper Studio note cards, the Paper Studio mat stack
Sweet Pea. On the edge of the card I used the Martha  Stewart around the page eyelet
lace punch.  The die cuts are from the Nursery Tails Cricut Imagine cartridge.
The ribbon is from the Ribbon Boutique from Hobby Lobby.  The card base is
5x6 3/4.  The mat is 3 3/4x 5 1/8.  The circle die cut and all layers was cut at 2 1/2
and the pink border was cut at 1 1/2.  This makes two border of 3/4 in. Would
love to hear from you.  Please comment and let me know what you think.