Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Wayne's Day

My brother in law, Wayne, will be having a birthday next week so I figured I'd better get some type of card made pretty quick! I had made one similar to this last year and I loved it - however, I never took a picture of it or anything and just mailed it to whoever it was going to. (Now, THAT won't happen again to be sure!) When I started to make this one, I couldn't figure out how to do it like that other one. Anyway, I like this even though it is different. This DP reminds me of a shirt my husband used to have. This was very simple (and quick) to make. The alphabet is stamped using CTMH Typewriter Keys. These were stamped in various colors. and then adhered to the twill ribbon. The DP is from Daisy D's and the cardstock I used is Very Vanilla and Old Olive. The photo makes this card look about 25 feet long - it's just a 8 X 3 1/2 " card though.

Thanks for stopping by.................


A Birthday Spin

This is for one of the grandchildren that will be turning 12 this coming month. Now, being a girl, you know she's going to like "bling" so I added the rhinestones and glitter - wanted to add maybe a larger rhinestone in the center of the flower but decided that was just a little "too much".

This will be for Tuesday Morning Sketches (39). It was a cute sketch and I thought the little bike from Our Craft Lounge was a perfect fit. This stamp set has so many cute things that can be added - like the streamers that I used the glitter on, etc. The presents on the back are from the Loads of Love accessories from SU. I stamped these (using the StampAMaJig) and then stamped them again on the DP, cut them out, and then paper pieced them on the original image. The paper I used was Pixie Pink, White, Black, and Paper Studio DP.

Thanks for stopping by..................

Monday, March 29, 2010

A Basket of Thanks

This was a free digital image from (I believe) Colorful Images. I AM better about noting where I get the digital images from now though. I just don't use them very often because they seem to get a little fuzzy after going through my printer (and I just don't want to have to go to the expense of getting a new printer for just that reason).

I used Real Red, White, and Real Red paper. The sentiment is Everyday Sayings from Hero Arts. I colored this with my Prisma Pencils and used an oval Nestie, ribbon, Bow-Easy, and floss.

Thanks for stopping by..................

Saturday, March 27, 2010

A Whole Lot of Hearts

Well, first of all, I think I may live through all this allergy stuff (although I AM still looking for a chain saw big enough to take care of this huge oak tree that has caused all this mess)! Finally broke down and went to the doctor yesterday and, of course, it had all turned into bronchitis, asthma, walking pneumonia, whatever..........But I'm actually feeling better after all the meds he gave me and even felt like doing a little creating today! Yea!

This is for the Clean and Simple FTL84. I NEVER make a square card (and to be honest, may never make one again) but that is want the sketch was kinda calling for. Anyway, I AM getting a jump on Valentines cards for next year. LOL!

The image is from Soul Mates by CTMH. I stamped it in Real Red, then in VersaMark, then heat embossed it with clear embossing power. The sentiment is from SU Teeny Tiny Wishes. I added some rhinestones and then punched out the hearts for a "border".

Thanks for stopping by....................


Thursday, March 25, 2010

ICSketches #59

Yesterday I was looking at Tami's blog and noticed her card (which is VERY cute) was made using a layout from IC Sketches. Anyway, I decided to check it out and found that I really do like this layout so thought I'd try my hand at it. Even though I'm still feeling very much "under the weather", I made this card today.

The stamp sets I used are Upsy Daisy and Teeny Tiny Wishes from SU. I used Baja Breeze, white, and Parisian Breeze DP. I stamped the Upsy Daisy image in VersaMark first, then in Baja Breeze, then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. The center of the flower was made using a clear button and Liquid Glass (CTMH) with the DP behind it. The small butterfly in the bottom corner was made with the Beautiful Wings die from SU.

Thanks for stopping by...............


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring Has Sprung!!

Spring has sprung - with a vengeance! The butterflies are flitting about, the hummingbirds are coming to the feeders, the grass is getting a little greener - AND - the oak trees are blooming and spreading pollen everywhere and my allergies are about to kill me!!! We have this huge oak tree that is about 40 foot high right outside our home and when it starts putting on new leaves the pollen is just unreal. All I've wanted to do is stay in bed with the covers over my head. Hopefully this will only last about another week or so. I haven't felt like stamping for sure. This is a card I had done a week or two ago. I somewhat CASEd it from one I saw on Michelle's blog (here). I did not add a sentiment as I think it could be used for several different occasions.

I used Rose Red, White, and Basic Grey DP - along with a couple of oval punches, Swirls embossing folder, some pearls, ribbon, and the Beautiful Wings die from SU.

Thanks for stopping by...................


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Loving the Vintage Vogue

Well, I'm back from visiting the grandchildren. It's a seven hour trip - with nothing between here and there - and is just grueling! But it was worth it since I got to see everyone. Now that I'm back, I'm hoping to get a little stamping done.

Yes, I'm LOVING the Vintage Vogue set from SU (the images used on this card). What a wonderful stamp set. I used Not Quite Navy, Blue Bayou, So Saffron, Vanilla, and Not Quite Navy DP. Ink used was Not Quite Navy and Sunflower (CTMH). For accessories, I used So Saffron ribbon, dimensionals, pearls, markers, clear embossing powder, and Swiss Dots embossing folder. I used the "masking" technique on the vines and the letter "F". I'm not sure where the layout came from but I like it alot.

Thanks for stopping by.................


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Back in My Comfort Zone

Now, this one is more ME! I enjoyed making the last card (giraffe) and all the distressing, etc., but this is just more my speed. Hopefully it's not boring!

I actually CASEd this from the current Stampin Up catalog. When I saw the card, I was "sold" on the stamp set (Three Little Words)! I just like the clean look of it.

I used Chocolate Chip, Pixie Pink, White, and Good Neighbor DP (very small pink stripe). The ink I used was Pixie Pink and Chocolate Chip. I stamped the "T" in Pixie Pink and then stamped it again, cut it out, and popped it up on dimensionals. The ribbon is some I picked up at Michaels.

Thanks for stopping by..........

Monday, March 15, 2010

Out of Africa

I know, I know, it's that same giraffe again.......but there is a reason for this image today. The mother of a friend of mine used to be a world traveler and everywhere she went she brought back material, beads, buttons, etc. She was a wonderful seamstress and used the buttons and beads to go on vests and that type of thing. She made fabulous creations. She's older now and unable to do this anymore and so my friend gave me a small box of some of the buttons and beads. The "mask" is one of them. Is that not just the most wonderful embellishment you've ever seen!SO, I just had to make another giraffe card - that, plus, I found this small scrap of DP that went perfect with it.

This will be linked to the StampsRUs challenge blog - due to the distressing. Hop over to that blog and check it out. You have an entire month to submit your entry.

I'm not real sure where she got this "mask" from but thought it fit on the card. I got the entire card completed and was getting ready to take a picture and thought - no, I need to sponge some around the giraffe. So I stamped another image, cut it out, placed it on top of the original image, grabbed the ink pad and WHAM! WRONG COLOR! Yikes.....Anyway, I went ahead and sponged it all and then decided I kinda liked it. Oh, well.......It's a little different.

I used Very Vanilla, Brown Bag (CTMH), Chocolate Chip and More Mustard card stock. The image is from In the Wild by CTMH. I used More Mustard and Brown Bag ink - oh, and the mistake of the Autumn Terracotta! Accessories are twine, jute twine, dimensionals, and of course, the mask. All was distressed.

Thanks for stopping by..............


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Hoppy Birthday

This is for the Clean and Simple Sketch 82. It was a very quick card to do - and I was so impressed with myself - I didn't mess up on it a single time!!! YES!

Cardstock I used was Wild Wasabi, Tangerine Tango, and White. I used Momento Tuxedo Black ink. The image is from Penny Black, Toadily and the sentiment from SU, Unfrogetable. I colored the little frog and flower with Prismacolor Pencils and topped it off with a MS punch and CTMH orange gingham ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by.............


Friday, March 12, 2010

Easter Treats

These are a few of the Easter treats that I made for the grandchildren this year. I don't have a milk carton die, but found a tutorial under the Resources page on SCS and used that. I did have to "tweek" it just a little to get it like I wanted it though. The "window" on the pink one where you see the Jelly Beans was done using some recycled clear "stuff" that one of the embossing folders came in.

As you can see, several different colors of cardstock and DP was used. The duck and rabbit stamp were some I picked up in the $1.00 bin at Michaels by Craft Smart. The little chick is Stampabilities. I also used various markers and Prismacolor pencils to color the images - as well as using various punches. The clips up at the top are badge clips. I just cut off the plastic part that's attached to them.

Thanks for stopping by..................

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

How About Some MoJo (129)

I don't think I've ever done more than maybe one of the MoJo Monday Challenges - but today decided to play along. I just received my new Vintage Vogue set yesterday!! When I first saw this set I really didn't think I'd be purchasing it......it just did not scream "Lynn"! However, after seeing so many pretty cards with it, decided to go ahead and get it. I'm SO glad I did....it's just gorgeous and I've already made three cards using it! Other than to seldom do the MoJo Monday, I also never make a green card or do "masking". But, today, we have green and "masking"!

As I said, the stamp set used is Vintage Vogue - and I also used the Vintage Vogue wheel. Cardstock used was Handsome Hunter, Certainly Celery, White, So Saffron, and Basic Gray DP Porcelain collection. I used ink from CTMH-Ponderoso Pine and Sunflower. I clear embossed the flowers and then added the pearls. The "masking" was done with SU markers for the "greenery" around the F. The bow was done using my trusty Bow Easy.

Thanks for stopping by.....................

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Clean and Simple Challenge #81

This card is for the Clean and Simple Challenge #81. You know, sometimes the simplest things can really turn into a chore! This sketch looked so simple!! I worked on this card ALL DAY LONG. I finally got everything like I wanted it and looked down and had smeared blue ink all across the bottom! So, back to the drawing board....Anyway, here's the end result.

I used two SU sets - Just Beachy (for the fish) and Pony Party (for the little birthday hat). The sentiment is computer generated, cut out, and then a little sponging around the edges. The "waves" were done using the scallop edge punch.

Thanks for stopping by.............

Monday, March 8, 2010

Found It!

Ok I'm over my little panic now.......the image is at dezinaworld.blogspot.com for March 3, 2010.

Small Size Panic

Well, I'm in a small size panic right now! The site that I left in my last post said I got the little cowgirl free digital image from HERE (meaning denizaworld.blogspot.com). However, when I went to that site to make SURE, I can't find that image......SO.....I'm in the process of looking for it! I WILL post the correct site as soon as I find it! Yikes! So frustrating....I need a better way of labeling my digital images. I thought I had this one right, but guess I didn't.


I am NOT a distressing type card maker at all! But, for the StampsRUs Challenge blog the instructions were to distress! So, here's my attempt at this. Usually when I try to distress something it either looks like I needed a new blade in my paper cutter or a mouse has been chewing away at my paper....I may try to post another one (distressed) before the end of the month. At the StampsRUs challenge blog you have a whole month (YES!) to post your entry.

The image I used is a digital freebie that you can find HERE. A cute little cowgirl....and yes, like the sentiment says, there's a little cowboy in all of us! The paper I used was all from CTMH-Dutch Blue, Sunflower, White, and DP. I also used (from CTMH) the Chocolate Distressing ink and some Dutch Blue ink. The sentiment is from CTMH Yehaw. I used various markers and Prismacolor pencils to color the image, jute twine, and a little glitter on the fringe on her blouse.
Note: You may have to "click" on this to see the distressing better - however, BEWARE, if you do. This little babe's lips are just wild. They remind me on my great aunt....as she got older she always wanted to wear lipstick but just never really hit her lips and it was usually all over her face. Now this isn't that bad, but the lips did get an extra dose of red it seems!!!

Thanks for stopping by...............


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Life is So Good!

Well, I didn't go in my craft room (at all) yesterday or the day before...feeling a little better now and not like my brain has fried completely. I guess I just needed to "get away' for a day or two.

This is a very clean and simple card but thought it came out cute and it will be mailed to my sister and brother in law next month.

The image is from the stamp set Life is So Good (CTMH) and the sentiment from Well Scripted by SU. Paper and ink used were Lovely Lilac, Pixie Pink, and YoYo Yellow. The stems and leaves were stamped in Clover Meadow from CTMH. I also used lilac gingham ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by................


Thursday, March 4, 2010


I needed a really quick "congrats" card today and literally threw this one together.......(I know, it looks like it was "thrown together" too!) I think my brain is fried or something. I just can not for the life of me come up with anything I like. I mean, I made a card yesterday and in my mind it was just gorgeous. However, after I completed it, I threw it in the trash - and didn't really want to even do that in case someone accidentally saw it there! How bad is that!! SO, tomorrow I think I'll stay completely out of the craft room and see if my brain starts clicking in again.

I used Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, White and Tea Party DP (SU) on this card. The sentiment is from Gracious Greetings (CTMH). I added the paper flowers with brads and it was done.

Thanks for stopping by............


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Quick and Easy

I started looking the other day and have determined that there are HUNDREDS of challenges out here in "blogger-land"! I've never seen so many! Some of the sketch challenges are really good though so I keep a notebook of them to refer back to ever so often.

As I've said before, usually by the time I can come up with an idea for one of the challenges, it's "history". This sketch challenge is from Sweet Sunday and I really liked it so decided to play along for this week -and actually had an idea on what I was going to do!!! SHOCK!

The cardstock I used is Really Rust, Very Vanilla, (from SU) and Sunflower (from CTMH) - and used ink in the same colors - plus Kiwi Kiss. The stamp set is Pocket Silhouettes from SU. Tools used were the Word Window Punch, Button, Twine, AND this gorgeous ribbon from Wal-Mart (of all places). Isn't it just so pretty? In fact, I bought two spools of it when I saw it. This was really quick and easy to put together. I think I'll leave off the sentiment if I make another one like it though.

Thanks for stopping by.............