Monday, October 24, 2011

My Sweet Christmas Cards for 2011

These pretty cards are available in my Etsy Shop, simply click on the Card Shop Tab on the right.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Shabby Tea Room

Week #80 Vintage White

I love this wonderful inspiration photo for this weeks Challenge in The Shabby Tea Room #80.  Vintage White is the title and my card features Bazill Card Stock as well as Celebrate It Ribbon.  I also used Copic markers using the blender and Sea Green. The Stamp is from SSC no. 184 and the ink is Classic Back from Stampin Up.  Enjoy!

Color Throwdown #160

Color Throwdown #160

Here is my entry for the Color Throwdown Challange #160.  Interesting combination of colors to work with...this was truly a challenge for me.  I used Bazill Card Stock along with Celebrate it Ribbon and Relections Pearls.  The Stamp is from Stampendous, Expressions Everytime.  The Ink, Stampin Up Classic Black.  Thank you CT for Throwing Down another great Challenge.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A finished Quilt!

My soft take on the New York Beauty Block...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Creating Cards and Making Quilts:::

This card was created with The Shabby Tea Room Monocramatic Challenge in mind.  I used only card stock and scored the white card stock and added Reflections paper pearl stickers and then the Happy Birthday was made with my Letterpress by L.  The wonderful ribbon came from my stash of wonderfulness.  Please enjoy this creation and thank you to The Shabby Tea Room for this inspired Challenge.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Pals Paper Arts #91... Buttons!

Here is my card for the Pals Paper Arts #91.  This card is about buttons...not quantity but quality.  I have to stay with my simple's my style :)  I used DCWV Lemmon Flower.  The button brads are by Spare Parts and ribbon by Robert Stanley.  I made the "Happy Birthday" tag using my Letterpress :)  Enjoy!

Monday, May 2, 2011

The Shabby Tea Room Week #60

Here is my card for the Shabby Tea Room Challenge #60.  I love the Inspiration picture and from it, this is what I came up with.  I used Basic Grey Kioshi paper for the backround.  The bird and flower paper is from Making Memories, Chloe's Closet.  I also used Recollections Paper Stickers and made the flower myself.  The ribbon came from my stash of wonderfulness.  Enjoy!

Case Study Challenge #37

I love the Case Study Blog and the wonderful creations I find there.  This case study sample, #37 is breathtaking and here is my card that was inspired from it.  I used Die Cuts With a View Lemon Flower and Recollections Paper Stickers.  I used my Cuttlebug Embossing Die for the background paper.  The Happy Birthday was made with my Letterpress.  I made both flowers and the ribbon came from my stash of wonderfulness.  Enjoy!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Get Sketchy #70

Well Happy Day!  This is my first Challenge in months and I am so happy to get back in the game.  Just getting over having a hysterectomy and finally back to work, feeling good, ready to be creative once again.

I am starting with one of my favorites:  The Get Sketchy Challenge #70.  For this card I used such pretty papers:  The Little Yellow Bicycle - Freshprint Clothesline and The Girls Paperie - Paper Girl.  I used a Fiskars Stamp - All Year Greetings and my Ink is Stampin Up - Bordering Blue.  I used Rhinestone Stickers by Recollections.  Everything else came from my little stash of wonderfulness.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Taking a Challenge Break

We have been hit lately with some sad news in our family.  My Dear Uncle passed away late Monday evening and My sweet Aunt is suffering from a very progressive form of lung cancer.  Her prognosis is short and we are all very devasted.  Please send some thoughts and prayers our way.  In the meantime I have been blessed with several card orders and this has been wonderful therapy for me.  I have stepped out of the challenges for a spell until things slow down.  I miss them but something must give right now.  Thanks for any thoughts and prayers you send our way.


Friday, October 22, 2010

Filling an order of "Thinking of You" cards

I have been working my way through an order of "Thinking of You" cards, here are just a few.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Color Throwdown #114

My card for the Color Throwdown (#114) this week was truly a joy to create.  I love this sizzix embossing die of the little bird, don't you?    My other supplies are:  Stamp is from Impression Obsession and the Ink is from Stampin Up, Choc. Chip.  Most of the Card stock I used came from my stash of wonderfulness.
Thanks for stopping by!

Curtain Call Act 52

Each week Stacey from Stampin With Stacey Challenges us with wonderful color combinations.  Here is my card for this weeks challenge, Curtain Call Act 52.  My supplies are:  Bazzill Card Stock and Stamps from Hero Arts.  The Ink is from Stampin Up, Taken with Teal.  The Ribbon is from Wrights, Casa Collection.
Thanks again Stacey!

Get Sketchy #60

Here is my new card for the Get Sketchy (#60) Challenge.  I really enjoy working with their sketches and I always love the cards they pick for their showcase each week.  My supplies:  ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and the Stamp is from Hero Arts.  The ink is from Stampin Up, Mellow Moss and the pearls are from Paper Studio and the wonderful Paper is from CTMH.  Enjoy and thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Curtain Call Act 51

Here is my card for Stampin With Stacey, Curtain Call Act 51.  Lots of fun colors working together.  I had lots of fun making this today.  Thanks Stacey once again.    My supply list:  Pearls by Recollections, Ink by Stampin Up, Classic Black, the Ribbon by Offray.  Stamp from Stampin Up and Paper from Jillibean Soup, "Head of Cabbage".  I also used Acrylic Paint, something fun I picked up from Delisa, my very good friend.

Very Excited!

I am very excited that I received a shout out from one of my favorite challenge Blogs..  Color Throwdown!  Wow, with almost 60 entries,  I am very honored to be recognized by this wonderful Blog!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Taylored Expressions

Here is my card for the Taylored Expressions (131) Sketch Challenge.  I love these CTMH flowers, the are so darn cute and easy to make.  My supplies:  Stampin Up Ink, Classic Black and Mellow Moss.  The Stamps are from CTMH and I also used my Marvy Circle Punch to make my flower.  The paper is Paper Seed Squiggle Works and the Pearls are form Paper Stickers.


Sunday, October 10, 2010

David Sedaris

What a weekend in Cincinnati!  We have the Bengals Playing Tampa Bay at Paul Brown Stadium and then several hours later and a couple blocks away, we have The Cincinnati Reds playing the Phillies in in Post Season Baseball trying to make their way to the playoffs..  So here's to our home town sports teams.  Then why, you must be asking, am I showing my blog post title as David Sedaris.  Well, he is also here at the Aronoff Center this evening and Renee and I have tickets!!!  I am very excited to spend this evening with my daughter to enjoy this event.  He is one of our favorites and I am ready to giggle the night away.  I am warning my endorphins, heads up guys!

Color Throwdown #113

Here is my card for The Color Throwdown Challenge (#113).  Can You Handle This...  I love this challenge each week!  Thanks for hosting once again.  My supplies are:  Paper, Bazzill, Ink, Stampin Up, Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip and Eggplant Envy.  Stamps are from Hero Arts and CTMH, Alphabets.  The Ribbon...Bobbin Ribbon and Pink Paislee, Bayberry Cottage.  Thanks for looking!