Sunday, June 26, 2011

Simple Christmas card and tag

This is just a simple card and tag to add to my growing stash for December!

Tuesday Morning Sketches ~ follow sketch
jingle belles ~ "Lonely this Christmas" aka tag along with Opus Gluei
Order of the Opus Gluei ~ tag along with jingle belles

~I think this is some of the very first Christmas paper I ever bought years ago!  
~I made an A2 card from Kraft paper, and a Kraft paper 5" tag from PS.  
~Ribbon, brad, pearls are all from my stash.  
~The "Celebrate" tag is from a Colorbok Christmas pack.

Thanks for stopping by!!!!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

"sunny days" summer birthday card

Summer seems to be the theme for a lot of challenges lately.  It's hard to be inspired... we had a couple of weeks of 90 degrees in May and since them it's been cool with rain, rain, rain!  I hope that wasn't all the summer we are going to get!!  

This is a summer birthday card wishing 'sunny days' all year long on the outside and 'happy birthday' on the inside.
Birthday Sundaes - shaped card
BBTB2 - "sunny days"

~Bazzill cardstock
~Slice glittery paper for the wording
~sun 4 1/2"  from George, welded, one cut in yellow for the front, extra center cut in orange
~'sunny days' from Alphalicious, welded
~MS "Happy Birthday" ribbon
~MS pen for doodling

Thanks for looking!!!!  And I hope summer truly arrives soon!! :D 

**Thank you Birthday Sundaes for choosing this card as a Super Sundae card!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Warm Holiday Wishes - Mojo & jingle belles

Yay!  I got my Christmas card done for this week!  
I will submit this card to the following challenges...
Mojo Monday ~ follow the sketch
jingle belles ~ "all bundled up" with 3 or more layers

How I did it:
~A2 card made from Kraft paper
~red cardstock from J's
~Wintertime by Bella Rosa paper
~Inkadinkadoo sentiment stamp
~digi stamp from Crafty Pad Designs
~Shapelies from Penny Duncan
~Ribbon Boutique ribbon
~snowman button from my stash

Thanks for looking!!!!

Sweet blog award!

Wow!  Thank you to Donna from and Nita from for "The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award"!!  You will want to check out these talented ladies' blogs!!


For this award, I must thank the sender(s), list 7 things about me, and send it on to 7 bloggers.

7 things about me:

1.  blogging is frustrating me this morning! :D
2.  our family is done with our homeschooling for this year!  woot!!
3.  I speak a little French and Spanish
4.  we plan to vacation in VA this summer
5.  Colm Wilkinson once sang "Happy Birthday" to me!
6.  my new favorite website is
7.  my daughter plays the French horn well  
        (it's my favorite instrument so I chose it for her when she was 9)

Here are the blogs of some wonderful crafters that I am passing this award to!
Congratulations to...

Go check them out!!
Thanks again Donna and Nita!!

For You - Argyle Father's Day card

I realized that I am almost out of time for the challenge over at Cricut Cardz this week.  Obviously, I made it at before Father's Day, but the weekend was so crazy that I didn't post.  The inside says "Happy Father's Day". 

What I used:
~Basic Grey Recess paper
~Bazzill cardstock
~Circles, square, rectangles from George
~Argyle Cuttlebug folder
~Baker's twine
~brown brads
~Fiskars 'for you' stamp

Thanks for looking!!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Christmas card from sketch - jingle belles

I've missed a few weeks of the jingle belles challenges, but I really want to keep up so I have Christmas cards ready when December comes!  This week I am slow getting at it and not really happy with the result so this one may never be sent!!  

I followed the sketch and it looked much better in my mind!!  :-o  Maybe it needed some red on it! :-)

I used:
~Basic Grey paper
~Colorbok snowflakes punchouts
~Nestabilites for the shape
~Fiskars threading water punch
~Tim Holtz peeled paint ink
~stamps from my collection

Thanks for looking!!

Father's Day - SSIC

I have been making lots of father's day cards lately, but this one my kids love and it is going to my husband.
The theme this week as Stampin' Sisters in Christ is Father's Day, so I'll share this one there. 

What I used:
~Basic Grey paper for the background
~Bazzill cardstock
~tweed stamp
~olive grosgrain ribbon
~Fastenater (had not used that in years!)
~pewter tag and slide that I've had forever

Thanks for looking!!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

#1 Dad - Father's Day card

This card is for my dad.  I've made several for others to give but this is for my dad who loves cars!!  He and a friend once owned a Model-T that had a checkered paint job!!  That would have been cool to make one on the card, but I used a digi I have.

Challenges to which I will submit this card....
Cards for men ~ blue and black
Celebrate the Occasion ~ Father's Day
Whimsical Wednesday ~ Father's Day

What I used:
~Core'dinations for the card - embossed with Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug folder and sanded
~Background shape from Sentimentals cut at 3 1/2" and 3 3/4"
~Vintage car digi from Stitchy Bear Stamps
~ribbon and brads

Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

50th Anniversary card - Mojo

A friend needs a 50th anniversary card for her parents, and when I saw Mojo Monday's sketch this week, I thought it would work well for it.  

What I used:
~pre-made 5x7 card
~K & Co  paper
~Fiskars treading water punch
~computer generated sentiment
~ivory grosgrain ribbon

Thanks for looking!!!

Teddy bear birthday card

I finally got to spend a couple of hours in my craft room crafting! :-)  I've not been able to do much lately and have missed a lot of my favorite challenges, but hopefully, I'll have more time now that we are about finished with school!!   My 9th grader has a few lessons left and 2 of the kids have achievement tests and we are DONE!!!

I got some new digital stamps and was eager to try them out.  I used one on this card that is for a little girl who is turning 2.   

challenges I will submit it to:
Birthday Sundaes ~ anything goes b'day with b'day wording
Stampin' Sisters in Christ ~ Jn. 13:34-35...something new (my new digi stamp!)
Tuesday Morning Sketches ~ follow the sketch

~I think my dsp was from a DCWV stack
~digi stamp from Stitchy Bear Stamps 
~buttons, cardstock, stamp from my stash

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

We Three Kings - jingle belles

It has been really hot here, so thinking of Christmas is difficult!  But I found a Christmas pack at Big Lots yesterday so it was easy to make a card for the  jingle belles challenge this week... 
"We Three Kings" ~ use at least 3 different design papers.

All the papers and the stickers are from the Colorbok pack
Brads and ribbon from my stash
Shape cut is Nestabilities
a little chalking the edges, a little doodling and Voila!

Thanks for looking!!!