Friday, December 30, 2011

Glittery Tree

To make this card, I used some light blue cardstock and embossed it with a snowflake embossing folder.  I cut a triangle out of some scrap white cardstock and positioned some paper doilies on it, cut off the extra and attached it to my card.  Using some rick rack in white I made the trunk, gathered some white ribbon for the top and finished the card off with some tiny pearls and stickles.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Winter Trees

For this card I used bazzill cardstock in dark brown, tan and white.  For the image its a Stampin Up stamp that I inked up in Forest Moss Distress Inks, staggered the image and colored in the trunk using colored pencils.  To create the snow, I just dabbed on dots of glue and then smeared it at the bottom to create the ground.  A Piece of ribbon, couple buttons and some twine finished it off.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Shaker Card

My apologizes for the lateness of this card.  I spent all day in the hospital with my grandfather. 
When I think of Christmas morning, left over gift wrap, ribbons, and snow covered lawns are what comes to mind.  So to make this I took some left over Christmas card stock, some left over ribbons, and a few snow flakes.  The perfect Christmas morning interpretation if you ask me.

Friday, December 23, 2011

The stockings were hung

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.  The stockings were hung by the chimney with care.
It is a family tradition that we read this story on Christmas Eve with the kids, but since my husband works in the medical field, we will be reading this tonight and I thought the card was perfect. 
Kraft cardstock, some decorative paper, ribbon that has been turned into a tassel and a button was all it took.  Merry Christmas to you all!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Vintage Santa

I love the vintage feel that this card has, a little bit of crochet trim, a golden brown sparkle and this card is complete.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Package

I just went to the post office the other day to mail out my cards, so I was inspired to create a card that represented that.  I love the nostalgic feel this card has and how simple it was to make. 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Poinsettia Note

As I prepare to head out to our local post office, I wanted to send my followers a Christmas card.  This was created using the topnote die, some stampin up stamps, distress inks and a cute little bow to finish it off.  Merry Christmas to you all!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Angel Pose

This card has many layers.  Card base is dark brown cardstock, tan layers, music sheet, white distressed layer and an angel sticker.  Some pearls add the finishing touch to this.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Angels we have heard....

To make this card I used colored pencils to color the Christmas Angel then scissors to cut it out.  I stamped snowflakes in clear and embossed, I also stamped some vintage lace along the sides, added some distress inks to the background and distressed the edges.  When it came time for ribbon, I used some lace and pulled out my sew easy ribbon tool to add the brown velvet ribbon.  A bit of stickles helped to create the stars.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Grinch Greetings

As we creep closer to Christmas and all the "classic" cartoons revisit.  I'm inspired to create a card that reminds me of Mr. Grinch.  The background paper reminds me of whoville and their spunky attitude along with the color of Mr. Grinch himself.  The tree of course would have to be bare, because you know Mr. Grinch and decorating.  The season's greeting reminded me of the poor little dog of his as well as the ribbons. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Santas Suit

So here is my Santa card.  To make this card, I used a red cardstock base, die cut the white using the top note from stampin up, cut a small piece of black as a strip, and using two spellbinders made the buckle that I just colored with a silver pen. 
Speaking of Santa, my new paper trimmer from Purple Cows finally arrived at my doorstep!  I was in need of a new one and wanted to upgrade to a larger one so I did my research and settled on this one. Purchased it from Amazon for 19.95!!   I can take the rotary side apart and use it when traveling, that side also has 7 different blades that I can switch out!  The rotary part has a paper locking system to make sure you get an even cut, and the guilliotine side never needs sharpening, it too also has a part that you push down while cutting so your paper is straight!  There are a ton of already marked areas on the large base for you to line your paper up with, just have to get use to the new design and measurement placements and I will be set to go!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Poinsettia Script

I needed a simple card to create today due to the fact that it was tree trimming time.  Stamped the image, colored it in, rolled the edges of the paper to give it a scroll look and added a bow.  Now I'm ready to decorate our Christmas tree!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Elegant Christmas

After all that coloring on the Twas the Night Before Christmas card, I needed a quick and easy one.  So here it is!  I used a spellbinder for the greeting, and a flower stamp that I stamped in white and embossed it with white embossing powder, filled in the areas with a white colored pencil to give it just a bit more color and added a red ribbon and rhinestone to finish it off.  This card took maybe 10 minutes to complete!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Twas the Night Before Christmas

I love this time of season, everyone seems to be more considerate and thoughtful.  I'm reminded of yesterdays and am big on traditions.  We always read "Twas the Night before Christmas" every Christmas Eve as a family.  This card reminded me of that story.  I stamped the image once on the card and again on some scrap.  Cut out the window section on the scrap and layered an embossed clear acetate behind it.  Colored in the scene with colored pencils and puffed up the window to give it a bit more depth.

Monday, November 28, 2011


This time of season, I'm drawn to sheet music.  There is something timeless about it.  For this card, I layered some sheet music onto kraft card stock, added a stamped reindeer, puffed up some liquid applique and finished with a bright red ribbon.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Paper Bag Album

Yes I know I still have not mastered the world of video, but after two days I did manage to get it to load! LOL I'm apologizing in advance, the video is out of focus some times and for some reason my voice sounds like a chipmunks!   I promise one of these days I will figure it out, but for now all I can hope for is to make you laugh at my expense and inspire you to grab a few bags and create.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Seasons Greetings

I recently purchased the sew easy ribbon weavers and had yet to use them!  So here it is.  I love that this card has lots of dimension.  The "ornament" is from an old book and the velvet ribbon was easy to weave with the sew easy ribbon tool.  A touch of gold along the edges helps to complete this card.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Poinsettia Sticker Card

Sorry for the late post, I've been trying all day to load a video for you, but needless to say it is still trying to load!  LOL  What can I say computers and I don't get along!  So here is Plan B:  My Mother in Law gave me these poinsettia stickers and I thought now what am I going to do with these?  Well I made a collage out of them and ran the paper through an embossing folder and guess what I love the results.  It looks like fabric!  To complete the card I took some left over vellum stamped a saying on it and finished the bottom with some red velvet ribbon.  So fellow crafters, grab some of those stickers and start creating with them.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Christmas Countdown

The Black Friday commercials are beginning which means its time to start the countdown to Christmas!  For this cute card, I embossed the front with a Christmas folder, added some velet ribbon to the top, and used a Tim Holtz Fragment with some attached decorative paper to the front.  There you have it quick and simple!  Now if Christmas shopping was that easy!! :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Not everyone likes the traditional red and green when it comes to Christmas, so to please them I made a light blue, white and silver santa card.  The base of the card is white, the next layer is blue and I embossed some vellum and added the white lace stickles to give it a "snow" look.  Some decorative blue snowflake paper, a bit of silver accent around the santa and believe statement and some white yarn finish the card.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Letter to Saint Nick

To make this letter to Saint Nick card, I used a bit of red glitter along the edge, added a layer with some script writing in the background, attached a candy cane stripe ribbon along the bottom and using some scrap pieces of paper I made the square and stamped the postage image along the other piece.  Quick and simple!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Make and Take this Saturday!

Just a friendly reminder that I will be doing a Make & Take at Scrapbook101
Saturday, November 12th !
I have been busy working on many different types of cards to get you ready for the Holidays
and am so excited to share them with you!
For some added fun, I also created a few items that we will be giving away throughout the day.
Make sure you come and see me to get the entry paper!
Good Luck!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Ole Christmas Tree

I love the vintage feel that this card has.  Some dark cardstock for the base, sheet music, glimmer mist in gold, memory die swirl tree, some vintage photo distress ink lightly dusted around edges, a piece of left over ribbon, and a tag punch was all that was used to complete this card. 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Forest of Trees

Okay time for me to get busy creating my Christmas Cards so I will have them ready to ship out.  For this one it is a brown cardstock base, a green layer, and the top note die cut from Stampin Up for the ivory layer.  I used the Stampin Up forest of trees stamp and a christmas message stamp.  Tim Holtz distress ink in pine needles, and the trees stamped in vintage photo.  A bit of frosty lace stickles (love that color looks just like snow) for the snow drifts, and a bit of ivory ribbon for corners.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Fall Trees

This was a quick and easy card that I made.  The stamp is from Stampin Up, ink is Tim Holtz distressed frayed burlap and peeled paint, and some fall looking colors.  A piece of brown cardstock and some twine finish the card

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Fall Woods

Halloween is over so I'm taking one week for Thanksgiving before I start making my Christmas Cards!  When  I think of Fall, the woods come to mind.  All the beautiful trees, the untouched beauty, there is such a peacefulness about them.  A friend of mine gave me this roll of bark, that I used for the corners of the cards, a few woodsy stamps and fall color inks made it really pop!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Day of the Dead

This is my last Halloween Card for 2011!  I tried Soot Stamping.  Very simple take glossy paper, and place above lit candle.  The soot from the candle will transfer onto the glossy paper.  If you want the burnt edges go ahead and let paper burn a bit.  Using Versamark, stamp your image onto the soot covered paper.  The versamark will pull the soot off leaving you with your image.  To add more texture wad up a paper towel and dap over areas.  Spray a sealant over the soot image to keep it from making a mess.  To finish the card I used grey cardstock with a distress background stamp, some black cardstock for another layer, and prima roses inked up a bit with black ink, a few resin black flowers complete the card.  Hope you have a Safe and Happy Halloween! 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Spooky Tree

I am in love with trees, I think they have so much character to them.  So I used some distressed inks for the background and blended them a bit, cut out a spooky tree from my Cricut, used some foam tape to puff up the tree and attached a few pairs of wiggly eyes to complete the card!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Itsy Bitsy Spider

I love how this card turned out on the cute side.  Items that were used were coredinations paper, black cardstock, spider ribbon, black glitter brads, a spider web embossing folder, silver stickles, wiggle eyes, a spider sticker, and for the wording, just a simple Halloween saying that I cut out.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Wiggly Bat

This card was quick to make.  Used the top note die cut from stampin up, a leftover halloween tag and using some wire, I attached a sparkly bat to finish it off.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Halloween Portraits

Whenever  I think of old spooky houses,  my mind is filled with dark rooms, portraits lining the wall of the creaky staircase and skulls popping up in unexpected places.  Here is my tribute to that dark spooky staircase!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


I love Halloween and all the costumes that come with it.  For this card, I chose to do a cute and quick one.  Some bright green cardstock, left over black cardstock, a black marker, some wiggle eyes, and two half circles, circle punch and corner rounder was all I used on this card!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Haunted House & Mummy Bar

This is the sizzix die for the gingerbread house and since Halloween is just around the corner I just changed the color of paper to create a spooky house.  A few glittery bats, a silver doorknob and of course every haunted house needs some wiggle eyes peeking out of windows.

As a bonus I recreated yet another project to show you that is quick and easy.

All you need to create this is a chocolate bar, crepe paper, sctoch tape, glue dots, and wiggle eyes. Tape the crepe paper to the bar and wrap leaving some openings, tape the end with scotch tape.  Adhere wiggle eyes with glue dots and you are done.  Told you it was quick and easy!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Deadly Potion

Halloween is just around the corner and with that comes these fun spooky cards!  To create this one, I used the stampin up paper, an inkadinkadoo stamp, some black ribbon, black rhinestones and a touch of distress ink in peeled paint.  Very quick and easy card!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cards for Operation Write Home

I know its not my normal day to post, but I just had to share with you what I have been up to these past two days.  My sweet husband helped me create this video, and I want to apologize in advance, my camera does not take the best videos.  These cards will be shipped out today to the regional shipper so our troops will have them for holidays.  If you are interested in finding out more about this wonderful organization, check out their website. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Witches Brew

This was a fun and quick card to make.  The stamp is from Stampin Up!  I just colored it in with water colors and some stickles.  The witches brew is a rub on. 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Wicked Feet

This card has a little bit of everything going on!  The paper is from Stampin Up, along with the stamp set.  The flower is just tulle cut into circles and a shiny brad in the middle to hold all in place.  A black spider ribbon across the top and a gathered green ribbon along the bottom.  A few black buttons, clothespins for legs and a spooky tag complete the card.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Boo to You

This card was quick and easy to make.  Decorative paper for the layer, some ghost punched out a bit of sheer polka dotted ribbon in the corners and as the center, wooden letters covered in black glitter.  I love how the middle "o" has a bit of glitter string hanging down.  I think it adds to the card.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

magic Pumpkin Slider

I made a magic slider card and I could not do it justice with just a picture so I am trying my hand at video!  After figuring out all the measurements, this is my favorite type of card!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Pumpkin Greetings

Its October!  For me that means time to get out the Halloween Decorations and transform our home.  As I looked out around our neighborhood, I saw all the colorful pumpkins sitting on porches and knew that was the type of card I wanted to create for the beginning of the season.  I used cordinations paper for the green and purple layers and some scrap ivory paper for the rest.  Just a bit of blending with Tim Holtz spiced marmalade and rusty hinge distress inks, a stamped image in peeled paint distress ink and a left over ribbon to complete this card.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Autumn Get Well

"Tis the Season to be sick, fa la la la la la la la la."  Battling my way through a second sinus infection, I decided to go ahead and make a Get Well Card.  Using the tree bark embossing folder, and an ornament shaped die cut, a page from an old book, decorative cardstock, and ribbon this card was made in a matter of minutes.  Now if only my sinus infection was so easy to finish!  :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

These Three Crowns

Hip Hip Hooray, I'm back to my favorite style....Vintage!  The picture does not do this card justice.  The middle crown is raised and has some thick embossing powder on it to add a bit more dimension, the paper is distressed and inked using Tim Holtz Distress ink in Vintage Photo!  A bigger black bow finishes the card off.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall Leaves

The official start to Autumn was Friday so here is my salute to it!  When I think of Autumn, instantly trees come to mind, colorful leaves and warm tones.  To make this card I used the tree bark embossing folder, some colorful decorative paper, pages from an old book and of course some distress inks (peeled paint, rusty hinge, vintage photo)  to help the leaves stand out I used some copper embossing powder.  The card is finished off with a copper colored ribbon and dew drop. 
Happy Fall to you all!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Grandma's Get Well Wishes

Okay this is the last card of the week of dedication to my grandmother.  She is very talented in crocheting, as you can see by the doily that this card sits upon.  I wanted to honor her so when I started designing this card I took into account her favorite color, what she enjoyed doing and my wish for her.  Get well Grandma, I love ya!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Grandmas Birthday Wishes

Adding on to my week of dedication to my grandmother, I made this card.  Once again I used some doilies on the card and in staying true to my grandma some roses.  While growing up I can remember going to her home and seeing the most amazing rose bushes lining her backyard fence. There was never a wilted bloom or weed along that very long fence, only beautiful roses!  To give the card some dimension I made a rose using the Tim Holtz tattered floral die and  applied some glossy accents to a stamp to give it a bit more pop.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Grandma's Doily

For those of you who know me, you know that I've been having a hard time dealing with my grandmother being in a nursing home.  Each time I go up to see her I notice her spirit gone more and more.  This week I'm dedicating my blog to her and her love of something homemade.  One of her many talents was crocheting these lovely doilies.  Her hands would be flying away creating the delicate stitches, while her foot tapped to the beat of the music and she still managed to continue on a conversation with you!  To honor her, I've made a card using tones of brown, a bit of cream and of course some yarn and a ribbon rose.  The doily stamp is from Stampin Up, the bottom doily is from my amazing grandmother. 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Memories Saved

I recently came across some old damaged books and I decided to reuse them for card making.  Using a spellbinder some vintage photo distress ink and dusty concord distress ink gave me the look I was going for. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Pressed Treasures

Yes I know I resorted back to the style I love VINTAGE!  Recently I purchased some handmade paper and then I didn't want to use it!  LOL  It took me a few days to get up the nerve to tear into it and this card is what came of it.  I love the way the swirls and distressed spots give it that vintage flair, the ribbon is that faded pink color, the bee is done in distress walnut stain ink and wings covered with glossy accents, the label is in distress vintage photo ink and the rose completes it. 

Monday, September 12, 2011

Church Window

Keeping the cards bright and colorful.  I chose to use a clear card base and attached this beautiful vellum flower in the front and a solid piece inside the card for writing the greeting.  When held up to light this looks just like stained glass.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Birthday Candle

Okay so like I said in my last post, I'm taking a break and trying something new.  I pulled out my cricut and printed out the birthday blessing, dug in my cake supplies for the candle and used my scraps to finish making this bright colored card.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Birthday Cake

Okay,  so I'm taking a small break from my usual vintage style for a cute fun one instead.  I love the simple striped background, the stickle glue on the cake reminds me of sugar crystals and a cute pink ribbon brings it all together.