Thursday, December 2, 2010

I have been a bad blogger

I have been a bad blogger.  I have been spending most of my time at my photo blog and not posting much here  

I will try to do better. 

these are some scrapbook layouts I did in close to my heart's Studio J. 

Pretty easy to use and not bad pricing.

I may change this blog up a little and use it for a multipurpose blog.  contests, notificaton of other blog candy.  still haven't decided yet.  I still want a place to show art bugt want to keep the photo blog mainly a photo blog.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

like that bike

Motorcycle by stampin up.  cut and layered (hard to see here) and pop dotted to stand out.  colored with pencils.  added to a cuttlebug background and punched out the stars

Thursday, August 19, 2010

birds of paridise

Did this for a swap I hosted.  Stencil by dream weaver.  used translucent stencil paste and then added the glitter on top.  tough to get it to stay in the colors.  layered with some punches in pink. 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

christmas in the summer

did this for a card club class.  

I bought the stamp at the urging of my husband while in Vegas at the viva las vegas store.  he loves Santa's.  simply stamped added a little color to his cheeks.  sponged the outside then added the holly leaves on this card I punched little red circles for the berries but on another card I used stickle paint and really liked that. I also added a greeting on on ther sample. On this sample which you can't see well I added some liquid glass on the glasses.

Santa by viva las vegas
holly by stamp in the hand

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

window atc

did this for an atc challenge. the window was punched out using a small creative memories punch. then added a strip colored in brown using pop dots to extend it from the window. between that I put some flowers by rubber stamp tapestry and cut out around them. added a dragonfly brad and a saying by stampin up colored in a navy blue. (i used a lot of companies there didn't I? lol) layered on another piece of brown

Sunday, June 13, 2010

linen elegance

straight on this doesn't photograph well so at an angle you can get a good appreciation to this card. done with a couple different texture plates and some shimmer put on it. done at a stampin up card class with my favorite stampin up demo sharon she has the best ideas.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

tulip greetings

Did this at a card class with my stampin up demonstrator sharon. this clever little tulip was done using the wing of the bird punch. love it.

Monday, June 7, 2010

seeing stars

did this at a card class with my stampin up demonstrator sharon. love the texture and bright colors.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

you brighten my day

simple design with close to my heart paper and stamps. added the ribbon to give it some dimension. last of the close to my heart cards from my card class. thanks Shannon

Thursday, June 3, 2010

torn flower

paper torn and color added. brad on large flower which is stamped and cut out

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Faux stitching on this card done with mostly strips of papers large flower is 3d. all stamps by close to my heart

Monday, May 31, 2010


did this for an under 18 birthday swap on one of my groups. At first I had the bottom image but then decided I really didn't like that slide on there so didn't put it on for the rest of them. which do you prefer??

Saturday, May 29, 2010

love and laughter

another close to my heart card (almost done) I like the added touch of the ribbon to break up the card a bit.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

happy birthday

simple card done with close to my heart paper and some cutting out of hte large flower.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

woman power

i love sponging I think its my favorite thing to do. did this for a women's swap. stamped images by close to my heart in black, sponged with yellow, added some stencil punching (I made the stencils using stampin up punches) and the slide that has the words live fast and stay pretty. You can't see it but there is some sparklies in there too that were added.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


one of my favorite cards and so simple. all stamps are by close to my heart (went to a card making class recently can you tell? ) some of the flowers are pop dotted on there and edging in brown on the paper for an added touch

Friday, May 21, 2010


Done with Close to my heart paper and stamps. Large flower is cut out and 3d'd to card the rest are direct to paper. some edging around the card stock and paper for an added affect

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

aquarium room card

This card will fold down to mail and was a royal pain the rear to make. First I had troubles with the glossy paper making the stamped images look faded after only one day. getting them to stand up was a challenge

i liked adding the clear acetate to the front.

but in the end I like how it turned out

Monday, May 17, 2010


was pretty happy with this card. it was made with mostly scraps and punches.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Atc done with some weaving and then a punched butterfly.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


spring has sprung card. stamps by stampin up added a few punches and cut some green to look like grass.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


lousy picture but I almost forgot to take one and took a quick shot with my phone before it went in the mail. The stamp is by close to my heart. You can't really see it but it is colored with gel pens.

elanor roosevelt

love this staying. pretty straight forward card. the strip of flowers is stamped and teh large flower is cut out.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

little fishies

one of my favorite cards as of late. Done for a mini virtual stamp night on split coast stampers. The challenge was 1) kissing technique running the edge of the stamp in a stamp pad or use a marker to edge it with. 2) S curve tried to do a couple here 4) PINK gads not my favorite color but I think I like the fish in pink got me out of always doing them in yellow and orange.

All stamps are Stamp in the hand, technique is direct to glossy paper and some stippling. I love this technique fought to me by Joyce hazen that use to demo for stamp in the hand. She was SOOOO good at this

Thursday, February 25, 2010


A challenge on split coast stampers website. to create a card in less than 45 minutes that had snow on it. I used iridescent ice embossing powder for this. All stamps are stampin up.

Below shows the moose a bit more he is pop dotted on the scene.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

cherished dog

the story begins with a pup named Duncan from Republic Washington. AKA wild thing, Doodles, and trouble sometimes.

all layouts done from a class at my ctmh demo's. Pictures were put on later.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

chalked lilacs

A challenge from the split coast stampers website this was first stamped in craft white then daubed with chalk. You can see it a little bit more with the closeup below. All stamps are stampin up.

Friday, February 19, 2010

old teaches young

My favorite shot is the one where Duncan (pup) is sitting under the chin of Storm (older dog) this was taken not long before we had to put storm down. I think Duncan knew that it was a bad day for Storm he stuck by his side the whole day and didn't run around like a wild thing like he normally does.

CTMH products

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Winter olympics

A challenge from the splitcoast stampers site we had to do something that was a spotlight and if we added the Olympic ring colors into it that was even better. all stamps are by penguin pants rubber stamps. used punches on this as well. the main snowflakes are embossed with iridescent ice.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Some pictures from Turnbull National Wildlife refuge Refuge. We were lucky enough to spot a few birds and coyote but not the best of days. next time

layout done with CTMH products.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

hearts galore

Did this at a stampin up class with Sharon my favorite stampin up demo. this simple but beautiful card was a big hit with us. The background is big shotted (embossing folder) the red heart is from a sizelet ( I know I spelled that wrong) a must have if you like hearts, and the next heart is stamped on white with a heart set that currently has $2.00 going to the red cross for Haiti, and then was punched out with the heart punch. roller wheeled the words punched the scallops on the bottom and added some ribbon. oh wait also a small glitter heart punched out with their new heart punch that stores oh so nice.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


this is NOT what I would call a very good card but I was doing a challenge for the VSN mini night a while back the theme was to do something that represented a flag color I chose Poland red and white since that is my heritage but then I added the black so that is more like Trinidad.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

having fun

My niece, nephew and my son Kris. Not a defect on the picture just very heavy rain he came in soaked in just moments playing with the dog.

CTMH products. hope you aren't getting sick of seeing scrap booking pages. I have these preset to only come out once every 4 days.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Happiness is Atc

Did this for a swap and really didn't care for my first shot at the happiness is theme (above) a picture of my puppy and some stickers and jewels. so just had to do another one and I like it much more.

Done with a piece of chipboard under a layer of metal. Burnished and then a punched heart and some vellum sayings.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

birthday fun

Kris's 16th birthday party. my husband just loved his haircut NOT!!!
luckily it was short lived about 6 months. All layouts are done with CTMH products. I love going to classes at my ctmh demo's but I have MANY layouts to fill a goal for 2010 is to get them filled with pictures.

Friday, February 5, 2010

butterfly birthday

An atc done for February birthdays.

butterfly stamped in pink and highlight with red markers. Stamp by tin can mail.

Happy Birthday stamp by stampin up.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Duncan and the old man

by now you have realized that I did some scrap booking lately and I have scheduled out some of the pages so that they are spread out along with some cards (hopefully) One of the batches of photos I had was of our newest westie (well 2006 he was new) and some of our "old man" storm he is 17 in these pictures and was put down September 11, 2006 sadly. He will live in our hearts forever.

But the new little guy "storm" is working out pretty good I have to say.

All paper CTMH