Wednesday, November 16, 2011


This I am submitting to for day 258 Super Sketchy Sunday. It is not a exact replica of the sketch but definately was inspired by it.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Happy Fall

Another great "therapy" card. I had so much fun coloring it all in. There is only 3 different colors but I used 2 different shades for each color for the high lights and low lights. Then added white gel pen for shiny lightest area on the pumpkins (totally lost the words while typing this, I'm sure you all get the point). I used 3 different pattern papers, layered them up. Grabbed some grungeboard and smeared ink on it. Added a rub on "happy" and used alpha letters for "fall" added some brads to hold it on the paper. Then I added a rub on leaf stem for a final touch sticking out from under the grungeboard. Because of this fact I am able to add it to a challenge on 365cards Day 246 peekaboo. Thanks for looking.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Tinkerbell birthday

I am running behind of sorts. My nieces birthday party was last weekend. My family was unable to make it because of sport activities of our kids. So tomorrow I'm seeing them and needed a card for her present. See I'm loads behind. Her birthday party was tinkerbell themed so I grabbed a coloring book image off the internet, shrunk it and colored it in. I did have loads of fun on this part. I flocked her dress green and her shoes and flocked white on the pom pom on her shoes. I took a stardust pen and colored in her wings. I then glittered the pixie dust with perot colored glitter. I then added the "2" in a heart punch and framed it with another heart punch. Just so I could add it for a challenge.
This is getting enter at 365 cards for day 217 I've been framed. Frame something with something other than a circle/oval or a square/rectangle.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Your Sew Lovely

You cant tell in the picture of the flowers but I put gold spritz on the flower petals, then assembled the flowers.
This card is for my grandmother-in-law for her 81st birthday that will be this coming Thursday. Hopefully she will enjoy it.
I am submitting this card for day 172 vintage + green.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Mr and Mrs and wedding cake

This card is for a couple getting married tomorrow. It also fits into todays challenge over at day151. Have a minimum of 3 layers on your card. I use card bases for my actual card and then add from there, I like that since they come with perfect size envelopes too. My black paper was cut to fit. My grey was cut on my cricut using tie the knot cart, invitation setting with Mr and Mrs. I added the bride and groom stamp. I used a punch for the white strip and layered black on top of that. Then I had ribbon and pearls left over from a wedding cake that I done last friday (see pics below). Layered these all up. I also added a little crystal charm and rhinestones along the sides. Below is the wedding cake that I did last friday for my in-laws 35th wedding anniversary. This is my first official "whole" wedding cake. The reason I say that is because for my youngest brother-in-law I did decorate the cake but thats all I did. My mother-in-law baked and iced it. These are heart shaped cakes with fantasy flowers made of fondunt and gumpaste. All the dove stuff (holding peanuts and mints) were from my wedding. Even my cake knife and server is there, the knife saying "Robert and Maranda" and My server saying "September 13, 2003" or maybe thats the other way around. Oh well. Oh crap! That means my 8th anniversary is coming up quickly!
My in-laws

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Fishing Silhouette

For day 135 over at 365cards was a wednesday collage. Use the following Chipboard, Pattern Paper and Fringe.
My Father-in-laws birthday is exactly one week from today, so I went back on this weeks challenges to see what I could come up with. The fishing pole was cut out of cardstock and layered over chipboard (also cut with fishing pole sizzix). I added glitter pen to make the shiny parts of the pole come to life. I even went outside and raided one of my kids fishing poles for the fishing line. (I knew I'd be in trouble if I raided my husbands, lol)
The pattern paper has a crackle look to it. The fringe is tied to make it look like the lure at the end of the fishing line. Then I added the fish charm at the lure. I also added brown ribbon (I tied the lure and charm from it) and 2 mini brads to hold this all in place.
I have to say that I do tend to put alot of energy into my father-in-laws cards (which I've said on here before) because he really does enjoy my handmade cards. It also puts a "burden" (for a lack of better word) trying to figure out what I'm going to do for his next card. My mind can't always keep up or be in the most creative mood with all the creative juices running. But I do have to say that I love how this card came together and it is so masculine dispite the fringe!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Relax and Enjoy

Well this is going to a friend of mine. I used a dustin pike image, added the stamp relax and enjoy, used a green flower that I dazzeled up with both gold and frost sheer shimmer spritz, and added a glittery yellow brad and 3 crystals. Colored with bother copics and prismacolor.
This fits the following challenges.
365cards day 125 - sketch
dustin pike - hot and bother
PIO - time to relax

Friday, July 1, 2011

anniversary card

Over at 365card the challenge for day 123 SO SILLY. This is the card that I made for it. The digi stamp and saying are from When I seen this I knew I was going to use it for a card for my in-laws 35 wedding anniversary this month. When I seen this challenge I thought today would be a good day to go ahead and get it done so that I could put it into this challenge.
Edited to swap out blurry pictures for clearer pictures.
The front of the card says...
When you get married, all you need is two hearts and a diamond...
The inside of the card says...
but after a few years, all you want is a club and a spade. Happy Anniversary!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Over at 365cards the challenge for day 121 is to make a spinner card. This makes my first spinner card. I was wondering how exactly it would go but it actually turned out to be quite easy.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bridal Shower

This is for a bridal shower that I will be attending on Sunday. While looking for what to do for this card I noticed 365cards challenge for the day is Day 101 Words of Wisdom. I found this quote by (That I changed a little, but still giving credit where credit is due) Dana Roberts Clark.

In a matter of days two hearts will become one in unity

With patience, love and hard work,

Forever they will be.

The invitation for this shower is black, white and pink. So that is what I made the card. Simple enough , lol.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Wow! I normally have a hard time coming up with boy/masculine cards. For some reason I've been whipping them out lately. Maybe I need to drag out my flowers and such! over at for day 86 the challenge is steam. Although a cup of coffee would have done that was the example and I wanted different.

Happy Fathers Day - Fishing Frog

This one is going to my darling husband from the ever so loving kidos. This card fits a few challenges. dustin_pike shades of green and using one of his images. 365_cards hat creative_card_crew anything goes ladybug crafts ink tlt challenge blog animals party_time_tuesday animal Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Missing You

This card fits for day 78 Pretty in Pink-ing. I used pinking shears across the bottom. My husband will be going on a fishing vacation next week and I'll be sending this card stashed in among clothes. Therefore, no frills of any kind!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Praying for you

This is off to Dustin Pike for Dylan. You can read all about this special boy on his blog along with a link for Dylan's blog.

This also fits yesterday's challenge for day 66, DIY pattern paper. The paper behind the "praying for you" is cream color with a woodgrain stamp over it in brown. The green paper is stamped with evergreen ink using a leaf and embossed with clear embossing powder. The monkey hanging on is an image from dustin pike.

Inside the card says "Sending you healing thoughts and a little sunshine to brighten your day, while you hang in there."

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Chicken Soup

Over at 365cards on April 1st was a challenge to be silly. Well I found this digital stamp from Dustin Pike that just had to be used.
On the outside it reads "Here's your chicken soup"
On the inside it reads "Get feeling better soon!"

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Happy Birthday - 9

Over at 365cards day 24, is a challenge M, N, & O. Marker, Number and Orange. So I made 2 of these cards for a birthday party my daughter will be going to tomorrow night for classmates. Obviously since I made 2 they are for twins, and obviously since the #9 is on them they will be 9 years old. LOL! Hopefully they will enjoy them, if not hopefully they will enjoy the $10 bill that will be in each of them!
the dragon is from dustin_pike
copic markers
happy birthday is a See-D's stamp
9 ???
paper is Paper Studio A Boy's Universe
orange ribbon

Friday, March 18, 2011

missing you

Over at 365cards day 17 was a challenge using the following ad.
In my card I picked out the curtains for most of my inspiration. The color green was definately a big part of it. I also looked at the top of the curtains for the box layered look. And I used ribbon to create the pleats in the curtains. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

St. Paddy's Day card

Over at 365cards day 12 is keep it simple. The challenge is to use pattern paper and a sentiment and 1 embellishment. I changed a little, I didn't use a sentiment. Instead I used a digistamp and pattern paper and an embellishment of ribbon.