Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Patriotic Pride for my challenge card

This week's challenge over at For Fun Challenges is to create a card showing your patriotic pride. No matter where you your pride! Check out the different creations representing several different places around the world respresented by our talented design team HERE! Wow...sooo cool! My card was made using SU's kraft paper as the base and digi images and paper from this awesome've got to check this out. Such a talent and her stuff is free! The star is made from chipboard that I painted and covered with micro-beads while it was still wet. I used metal star brads as accents and threw on some navy ribbon across the middle. Fun card to make...I'm not sure it was because of the subject matter, the awesome digi paper or I just had some mojo flowing. Either way....hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!
P.S. I've also entered this card in the challenge over at Frosted Designs...check it out!


Monday, June 28, 2010

Friends and Butterflies

This is a card that I made a while back at my stamp club. Ironically, it has no stamping on it! :-) The sentiment is computer generated and the DP is from a mini paper pack called Poteeka Souffle that I got at Hobby Lobby. Most of it is pretty self explanatory...butterflies are from MS punches and the circles are Nesties. Hope you all had a great weekend and here's to a great week!! Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, June 27, 2010

WELCOME to The Stamping Boutique BLOG HOP!!

Hello and welcome to my site. Today's blog hop is from The Stamping Boutique and the theme is sewing. If you came here from Jenn's Creative Corner then you are in the right place. If you just happened to stop by and you would like to start the hop from the beginning....start here. Ok, now on to my card. I used the super cute image called "Cynthias's Wing Repair Shoppe" and on the inside an image called "Cynthia's Thread". I used some orange and white striped paper I had from my stash and to mat the image....I cut out felt using the Cuttle Bug. I used Shapeabilities' Ribbon Tags Trio for the sentiment which was computer generated and some measuring tape for my ribbon. I finished it off with a felt bow pierced with a seweing needle and thread and some matching button across the bottom. Hope you like it, thanks for visiting and your next stop will be Michele's.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A challenge card

This week's challenge over at For Fun Challenges is to make a card with anything plus a paperclip or a safety pin (no stick pins). Well....I had to think a bit on this one. What did I already have in my stash? Hmmm? Then I looked up and saw a container of about 500 orange paperclips that I got at Walmart on clearance. That settled it, I had to use them. It seems that I don't really use as many paperclips as I thought I would on that day when buying 500 orange paperclips seemed like a good idea. Anyway...this card was made using the fabulous October Afternoon's Fly a Kite DP. I know everyone says this but I really do LOVE this paper! I did buy the kit meant mainly for scrapbooking but that was all my local craft store had and you know what? I'm really glad I got it. It has some really adorable journaling cards and stickers. Every image you see on this card is from the kit. I used some pop dots on the middle circle, added some ribbon and there you have it! I also entered this card in the iheart2stamp challenge. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!


Friday, June 18, 2010

Zoom Zoom

This is a fun little card that I made for my nephew's birthday. The great thing was made from DP and stickers that I've had in my stash for years...yes, I said years!! Love it! The cars are stickers from Hot Wheels and the "metal" strip was made using metallic paper and a CB folder called diamond plate. "Zoom" was cut out using the BaseCamp Cricuit font and I finished it off with a couple brads that look like screws. Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Just For Fun Challenge

This card was made for the challenge over at Just for Fun. We decided to go with a technique this week called chalk popping. As you can see, the butterflies look a little soft and wispy...that's the effect you get with this technique. Here's a link, if you're interested in learning more. Click Here I also embossed a frame in the middle of the card using my CB and I used the Swiss Dots folder for the background. Stop by and check out the Just for Fun Challenges and give it a shot! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 14, 2010

A card with no name

Today's card is a simple one that I made to just have on hand. I didn't include a sentiment so I can use it for just about anything when I need it. I think I will start making one of those everytime I make a card....just because. Never fails...I have a card but it just doesn't say the right thing. Anyway...this card was made using paper from a mini pack called "Basics" that came from Hobby Lobby and the little sunflowers are Martha Stewart. Hope you like my simple card for a Monday and thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Happy Birthday!

This card I made in honor of Helen's birthday....our fearless leader over at For Fun Challenges. She is such a sweet lady and deserves all the best on her special day! This card was made using Taylored Expressions' Branching out. If you've never stamped using these sets, you should give them a try...they are made of such high quality and stamp beautifully. The paper is from Cosmo Cricket's Garden Variety (again, love this paper), added some buttons, stitching and ric rac and there you have it. Hope you like the card and once again...Happy Birthday, Helen! Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010



Today's card is one that I made to keep in my stash. These kinds of cards are never one I really want to do because when I need it I'm usually not in the frame of mind to come up with a card. So....thought I would just have one ready for when I need it. (Hopefully not for a long time) The paper is from 7Gypsies, the cross stamp is from Michael's Recollections and the sentiment is from Stampabilities. I did a lot of inking on this card to achieve that old world style and I think the rhinestones really finished it off. I hope I've inspired you today and thanks for stopping by!


Friday, June 4, 2010


This card was made using some materials that I've had for a LONG time....don't you just love that? The DP is from Deja Views 8x8 Paper & Punch-out tablet Blue Raspberry that I got at Archiver's for FREE! Whoopee! Of course that was after I purchased a certain amount of other supplies but hey, this is just icing on the cake, right? The vine ribbon was some I got a couple years ago and finally found a way to use it. I used nesties and circle cutters from Creative Memories to make the base. I will be entering this card into the challenge over at Mojo Monday. This was kind of a different color combination for me so I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Exciting News!

Helen over at  For Fun Challenges has asked me to join her design team! I am thrilled! I'm looking forward to working with all the talented ladies on the team and learning a lot from them. Please stop by, take a look around and give the challenges a will have fun!
The challenge this week is to create a masculine card. I think this is always a little tough for most of us. We're so used to using all the girlie, beautiful papers and embellies out there that we forget to focus on all the masculine and awesome stuff out there. Anyway, I used the "From My Kitchen" Cricket cartridge for the grill and spatula, black tiles that I think look like charcoal and the DP is just some scraps that I had lying around that I burnt a little around the edges. I did venture out into the worderful world of sewing and made the random border around the edge. We had a great day cooking on our grill yesterday and my DH was so into it that it immediately gave me this idea for my masculine card. And by the way....there was a little burnt meat but we won't talk about that! :-) Hope you all like it and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New Technique

This card is one that I made at my stamp club last week. It's not my design but I did make it (thanks Stephanie). This is the first time I've used grunge paper and I really liked playing with it. We cut the images from the grunge paper using a Tim Holtz Die. The little bird was cut from the grunge paper and covered with paper from one of Stephanie's old clever is that? The inks are from SU and the gold paint on the birdcage is from Plaid (I think). Lots of fun to make! Thanks Stephanie for bringing this technique to the club and for helping me create such a cute card. Thanks everyone for stopping by and I hope you like it!