Friday, February 27, 2009

farm chicks

this gals are local, well close to where I live, and have been making great strides in their life. Its a really cool website give them a look

everything from crafts, antiques, food you name it.

I will be posting more cards either late tonight or tomorrow need to finish uploading them. yeah finally

Monday, February 23, 2009


my second attempt at flower soft. I think I need to add more to this not sure what do you think? The lilac stamps are by stampin up.

Here are a couple of views closer so you can see the flower soft.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

flower soft pots

I got a new product called flower soft and its a lot of fun. Similar to fun flock in the way that it comes in little pots and then you add glue to your card and then put it on there but you can also add it to floral wire and make your own flowers all kinds of fun things. Its a little stiffer and more textured then fun flock.

The above card I stamped my flowers then added some glue and 2 different colors of fun flock.

A close up of the flock.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

flowers oh yeah

this is a super simple card but I love it. used the cone flower stamp from stampin up. Used markers directly to rubber and added a bow and some words. I like the black background too.

Friday, February 20, 2009


Making this card for a swap titled spring. something we really need soon I am sooo sick of winter. I have even been using lots of pink in my stamping gads not my favorite color but I need a little spring and I need it now.

stamps by stampin up.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


A dear friend lost her father a couple of days ago. this is the card I sent to her. the flowers were water colored ten cut out and added some glitter. stamps by stampin up and the word Peace is a PSX stamp. My heart breaks for my friend the passing of a family or friend is never easy. My prayers go out to you Lynn.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

thinking of you

My boss had a heart attack yesterday so I wanted to make a card to send to her. She is ok but it was a big scare for everyone.

I used an old Stampin up Set that I just love. Just simple direct stamping to paper and some layering

I also used this card as my daily photo on my 365 blog which you can find here:
this is my yearly blog of a photo shot a day in the life of me.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

i am seeing stars

Last month I bought a new wheel. Its a star wheel from stampin up and I love it. I had to make several kid cards and I was running behind (normally I have all my birthday cards done a month in advance) well I pulled out the wheel and did some in red and some in blue. Pulled out the punches and added a few in the opposite colors and added them to the front.

Easy Peasy. Just wished I would have added some words like ROCK ON or you Totally Rock but in my haste I sealed up the cards in envelopes and didn't add them. next time.

Monday, February 16, 2009


Man this was a tough swap. We had to do something in silver. I cheated and had to add a little black and pink because it was to blah otherwise. you might recall that I made a card with some little martini glasses and I thought it really sucked well this its replacement.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Birds of a feather

had a left over image from a swap and decided to add a few leaves in silver around the edge and a cuttlebug background I really liked the pink background. the bird is by penguin pants rubber stamps. and watch she will be showing up again real soon

Saturday, February 14, 2009

artful ladies

I really like this card that I did. I am in a point of view or POV swap. we get images from each player and once a month we have one set of images to work with to create something. This months image was of these 3 ladies in a row in two different colors black and this butterscotch color.

I thought they looked kind of vintage magazine to me so I took some craft looking card stock and stamped the word ART in black (stamp by stampers anonymous) then trimmed up the ladies a bit and mounted on black card stock and put over top the words.

lastly I had this little bronze with opaque film doodad (no clue what they are really called) and put one of the black stamped ladies under it and pop dotted it.

here is a close up for you.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Red atc

Did this for a red atc swap (hope they don't see this post) the background has some writing unknown stamp. added some penguin pants rubber stamps butterflies (remember those from the woven card) and found a couple of these flowers that I embossed in white and colored the back. added a red rhinestone on the flower that doesn't show up well in the photo and then a bow.

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Did this for a cotm swap. I hadn't used these stamps by CTMH so figured it was a good time. I had the cuttlebug background done from a previous card I made.

Two things its pink and has a bow I must have been working with my alter ego that day. lol

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

flower slider

Ok this card is WAY cool but I can't even begin to tell you how we did it so I am not going to. If you want to do this card ask your stampin up demo. Mine is awesome and she finds great ideas.

this is what it looks like when you open it up.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

more thoughts of spring

Went to my stampin up club tonight. It was going to be the last one but we decided we needed to keep going with it so 8 more months of fun. Our demo Sharon is the best. she always has lots of ideas for us. This first card was made using the new scallop eyelet punch and one of the embossing and cutting folders. tooo cool.

this little treat holder was made using another die cut and lots of punches. TOOO cute I tell you too cute.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

This card sucks

Ever have a night where it isn't coming together?? well that's this card. The challenge silver. I have to make 6 cards with the theme of silver (well mostly silver) I added the olives but really that's to much color. it looks to plain so I added the scallop and then ran it through the ink. HATE it. I did like the dimensional magic on the inside of the glasses.

anything that could save this card???? I wouldn't send that to anyone

Back to the drawing board I suppose.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

a bit of friendship

I have been a bad blogger but I have been very busy and tired at night. These are a couple of cards i did at my stamp in up demonstrators house on Superbowl Sunday. She had a big catalog open house. The above card was done with the new scallop long punch going to have to have that. water colored and wrapped with ribbon

this was a fun card. very easy but you could decorate it any way you like. the inside which is below has a small pocket to put a goodie. My husband suggested chocolate bars I think that might be a good idea.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

free stamp alert

Just passing on a contest put out by Penguin Pants rubber stamps. Submit a card or atc via email and you could win a free stamp set

check it out