Sunday, November 20, 2011

a little vintage love!

I love this little stamp from the Greeting Farm.  They have a great fantastic line of stamps.  Be sure to check them out.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

I {heart} Candy!

Happy Halloween

I can hardly believe that Halloween is next week.  Do you have a costume ready?  Do you give out candy? 

This stamp set is from recollections, colored with copic, using dcwv paper and k & co. accessories

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy 60th Birthday UMA!

My mother and father in law were here for the week, while she was here we celebrated her 60th birthday.

this is the card I made for her.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

For my dear friend (fall edition)

What a fun way to make a quick card.   I really like the way it turned out.  I need to find a solid leaf that is a little smaller so if anyone out there knows of one let me know!
Enjoy the fall,

Sunday, September 11, 2011

{VCMP--OWH--9/11/11} 1+1+1 =FUN!

FIRST and foremost I want to thank every single person who has or is serving our country to keep us safe from events like those that happened on 9/11.
For me that day will never be forgotten!
Now, for some 1+1+1
Your challenge if you so chose to accept, is to make a card using three elements
1 BUTTON 1 CHIPBOARD (in any shape size or whatnot) and 1 TAG
Now most of us know elements should come in 3 so this is a pretty good challenge.  
Have fun with this, I chose to use my chipboard as a tag, but You do NOT have to do that. Try to use something from your bin of leftovers!
Enjoy, and thank you for joining OWH this weekend in some great card making party fun!

Link your card below, I'm looking forward to seeing what ya'll come up with!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Thank you, Owl!

I have to say sometimes when you think things are really just bad, someone does something so kind it deserves a fantastic hand made card.   My son, was recently diagnosed with Asthma, we do not have health ins for him.   The school nurse at his school, sent a g.c. home to get him inhalers.  I find it amazing that this women who never met us, would go above and beyond to help us.   I made this card for her.

Remember to thank a nurse today, I find them to be amazing  (waving HI, to my favorite Nurse SUE) &  a huge thank you to All the nurses everywhere.  especially My sons school nurse.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Thursday Happy!

Today, I took of Monday & Tuesday, so That I could get my children ready for school.  So, today is my last day of work..whoop whoop, I wish I could have a two day work week every week...LOL

I love doing hot pink and black cards, I love the punk rock images, when the images are so unique and bold, I tend not to over play my embellishments (at least not always)

Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Hello Hello hello

This card was so easy and fun to make.  I saw on a blog the idea of using su, punch for the sails.  I used some paper to make waves, and mounted it on card stock...easy peasy.  I edged the paper in a white glimmer.  You probably can't see it, but in real life you can ;)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving....what?

I know I know it's the first day of school, and I'm thinking of Turkey day.  Back to school brings fall, so I guess I am in the mood.

I love coloring direct to stamp, for these type of cards, it's an easy way to get lots of different colors to a stamp. I am not much of a sales women, but SU! markers are perfect for this and they have the best colors.  IMHO!   Copics do not work for direct to rubber stamping.

This set is also from SU, and I really love it.  So much fun!

Happy Back to school day!!!!!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

With Sympathy

One of the hardest cards to make for me is Sympathy cards.  If I know the person who is getting the car to me I can't express in "art" what my sadness is for them.

  When my sister in law, was killed the cards were not as important to me as the thoughts inside of them.

I try to keep them clean and simple and only add items I think will comfort the family.  For example, if there person who passed was a beach person, I tend to make something with that theme.  A gardener would get a lovely flower card.

Today, I'm sad to say that one of our patients from our office passed away, a very young vibrant young man (21) lost his battle to cancer.  He was one of those kids that was just always full of life.  I actually think he lived more in his 21 years than some of us have in our 30+ years.

It was an honor to know him.

In Memory Of Victor K.

God speed, sore the mountain in the sky!

Monday, August 29, 2011

This blog has been ....

put on hold because of Hurricane Irene. 

I do have cards to upload and will have posts soon, I just returned home to my home today, My house is fine My stamps are fine...LOL

My yard is a huge mess.

I'll share pics soon.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Merry Christmas....WHAT?

I feel a little sick when I think that Christmas is not that far off, less than 4 months away...Excuse me let me wipe my tears.

This card turned out really cool, it lays flat and opens to a box, great for a gift or tags. 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Cas card

For the owh skip, I wanted to show how you can jus use ink and paper to make a nice card.  This card was one we did for our stamp camp.  Not sure whos it was orginally.   I did not create this card!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hello water color

If you have not played with the water color crayons from SU! I think you really should ask your demo about them, if you don't have a demo I'd be happy to hook you up.

They are a great way to color images or make pretty backgrounds.  This was so simple, scribble the crayons on the water color paper (just like when you were a kid) then use an aqua painter or a paintbrush to blend.  It's a super fun way to make a background.

NOTE: some say stamp first some say stamp last.  if you stamp last make sure your paper is 100% dry or it will be a mess.  I stamp first!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Last of the gnomes for now.

I am really loving these little gnomes, I'll share something new tomorrow LOL

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

take a guess!

Ya, another gnome card.  Just have one more I think then I'll share something new.  All these cards were with one sheet of DWV paper and some cardstock scraps!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Gnome love.

This little guy is so funny, I had to use a mask t get him on the mushroom, I like the way he turned out.  Sorry, I did not edit any of these photos, I'm running out of time LOL

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Do you dig gnomes?

I am just loving these gnome stamps from there she goes clear stamps.  They are so fun!  My mother in law is not a gnome fan, so to torture her a little (hee hee) I made a bunch to send her.  This is the next in line!

Love you UMA!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

C.A.S card for OWH's skip!

What is a skip?  A skip is a small little blog hop full of BIG inspiration.

What is a C.A.S? Clean and Simple

What is OWH??  What u are gonna ask me that?  to learn more about OWH go HERE!

  When I was asked by the OWH team, to add a CAS card for the skip, I knew I wanted to do a pretty background.  I along with many stampers tend to add layers, and embellishments, and forget to just let it alone, to be simple and we'll to know when to stop.  For this card, I used a new STAMPIN UP! set.  I loved this set the minute I saw it.  I really stamped in some yummy summer colors, added pearls to the centers and that was it, mounted it on a co-ordinating color and done.

 Remember stampers, it's okay to have one layer, it's okay NOT to add a sentiment, sticker, flower etc..etc..  Just go back to the roots of stamping.   Paper & Ink!

Thank you to Barbara at OWH for thinking of me for this skip.

Please if you have not check out OWH and there effort do so NOW you will not regret it!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

be back soon!

Sorry peeps, I had done so well.....and then blah blah!

I'm holding a HUGE stamp camp with my upline (she's holding it I'm helping) and it's taking a lot of my creative mind.

I'll be back soon with some fresh things!

Have a great day!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Etsy owl love!

I have had a major busy weekend and week.  I have had no mojo time.  So, I thought I would share some things I found on Etsy that I just love...


I've been collecting these for a while, this is gonna be next on my list...find it HERE

Friday, June 17, 2011

plain and simple!

I'm working on a few neat things.  This was just a quick and easy card I made with scraps around the desk!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Forever Friends!

I really like the way this card turned out, for somereason, the sun is not looking right, but it's all good.
Hope you enjoy your day, if it's been awhile pick the phone and call your forever friend!

Stamp-Papermake up
everything elese is from my bin

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Unscripted Sketch 110

I really enjoy doing the sketch things on the blogs,  Unscripted is one of my favorites.  Hope you head over and check them out!  U can see them HERE!

Stamp: dollar bin
flowers buttons ribbon & paper ---From the bin of things!

Monday, June 13, 2011

OWH Sketch 73

I have to say this weeks sketch at OWH, had me a little stumped.  Hope you like it! 

Die/stamp-Papertrey ink
pp K&Co
colored with craft ink!
fireworks were done with embossing powder

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Cas-ual Friday!

What do you mean it's Sunday.  I know I know, but hey I found this great little blog called CAS-ual Fridays, and joined in on there challenge for this week.  It was a tic-tac toe, shown here you chose which one u wanted to do, I took the Chipboard,Gem,Emboss row...What do you know this really was a hard one, but I personally love the way it turned out.  Yaa!

I used a tag I got from a pair of jeans, The heart was chipboard, I covered it in glitter then put crystal effects over it to seal it up.  I used a vintage button and some ribbon, I covered the whole thing in glimmer mist (this is a wedding card for my friend, it's not going to owh!)

Friday, June 10, 2011


Howdy do folks,

  Just thought I'd post some thoughts and a little photo here of me and the hubs.  This week i started a diet.  A real change in the way I eat.  I may keep up the photos on that and the struggles.  So, far so good.  I am a tad hungry all the time but it's all good.

I had a nice week, I did not expect it and I'm sure a crappy one will be around the corner (praying I'm wrong again)  Today, I even sat on the beach with the new SU! catalog (that is fabulous)  Went to the shark tournament with a few friends and my little guy. 

all in all a nice day!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Smiling right back at ya!

Happy Thursday.  Thursday is my favorite day of the work week.    Why, because it's my last day of the work week.  Ahhhh Love!

I was in the mood over the weeknd to make a vintage card, this may not be real real vintage but it will do.  I needed to get a little grungy I guess.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

You Rock

I love Rock n Roll themed stamps, I like the punk edge of having pink hair, love that I can use crazy colors and that somewhere a young girl or guy will get this card the represents them.  (I send them to owh an org that sends home made cards to our heroes and they can send them home)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Cupcake love!

Tuesdays are better than Mondays right.  So why not post a cute little cupcake card.  I suppose today would be a good day for a cupcake =)

Sorry about the dark photos this weekend was overcast, and I could not get a good light in or outside.

Monday, June 6, 2011

I'm in a meeting

Today is Monday, and I dislike Monday's very much.   I wish I could pull this off.....LOL

Sunday, June 5, 2011

God Bless America

This weeks sketch over at owh, reminded me of the twin towers, I'll never forget that day as long as I live.     In honor of those brave men and women who died that day.  God Bless!

to see this weeks sketch head over to the stars n stamps blog HERE

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Featured at OWH!

Yaaaa....My card was featured over at OWH, for the craft it forward blog hop.

Thank you Sandy, for thinking of me. 

Monday, May 30, 2011

Inspiration Friend

I am enjoying the challenge of the inspiration card.  This card was a lot of fun, It was inspired by Magda, from  She's very talented.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Inspiration from the hop!

Thank you for visiting me, the hop yesterday was so much fun.  I love what OWH does, and the love that was given during the hop was overwhelming.

One of the people on facebook suggested you pick a number and make a card based on that.  I chose a lovely card by this little lady HERE.

My card was based on her design.  I love her card, mine does not come close but hope you enjoy it.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


to the 2011
Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop!


Now hop on over to Amy's blog 

Friday, May 27, 2011

Day Four!

Ooppss.. This is really day 5...hahaah...I forgot to sch it for yestreday.  My bad!

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Day three!

So excited for Saturday's hop!   This card reminds me so much of Rose, the elephant in water for elephants...If you have not read it run don't walk to the book store it's a fab book, and I also loved the movie!

Enjoy your day!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Day two.

This is day two of my patriotic theme cards.  I had been wanting to do one of these banner cards, I kinda think it could have used something else, but I left it as is.

simple and easy to re-create.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Patriotic week.

This week I'll be doing a card that is patriotic in theme in honor of OWH's blog hop this weekend.

To learn more about where I send my cards go Here!

To learn about the blog hop go HERE!

This paper is from the K & Co. I love it!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Happy Fathers Day!

Anchors away would have also worked for this card.

  This is such a fun card to make,  Tutorial will follow, if your interested ;)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Girly card!

I found this paper laying in my bin, and had to use it.  It's a super quick card.  I did'nt edit the pic sorry.  I need to upload and edit before I post but life got in my way as always.

off to starbucks then work...yaaa mee!

Enjoy your day!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Pretty little card!

I love this little flower so easy, I wish I would have bought more of this ribbon, it's perfect!

Thank you card!

This is a super quick and easy card today.  I love how The megaphone comes out of the paper.