Thursday, April 30, 2009

"Leaf" it up to me!

Day 61 at 365 Cards was to make a card using leaves! I finished up jury duty early today and stopped by an LSS on my way home and found this fabulous leaf paper by American Crafts. I also picked up these Prima flowers, plus some others!!! I also used my Marvy Uchida scallop punches an EK corner punch and a Fiskars border punch. I was punch happy today!!! Most of my button collection is from my cousin Rhonda. The brads were a gift from

I spent all day yesterday at the courthouse and 1/2 of today. I was so glad I wasn't picked as a juror. It got down to about 5 of us left. Thank goodness they finally picked the jury before I was called to the box. The trial was going to last at least 2 weeks. How could I keep up on my cards if I was on jury duty.....LOL!!!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A Certain Sentiment

Day 59 at 365 Cards was to use the sentiment.....Missing You, I Miss You, etc.

Jenni Bowlin paper
Prima flowers
beads from my stash
ribbon from Michael's

Monday, April 27, 2009

Something's Fishy!

Day 58 at 365 Cards was to use a FISH!!

K&Company Sea Glass paper collection
ribbon from Walmart
Marvy Uchida scallop punches
EK Success stickers
Jolee stickers
Janome sewing machine
studio G stamp

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Super Sketchy Sunday!

Day 57 at 365 Cards was to use this sketch. I got up at 5am today, so I made two cards before daylight!! I actually had to stop myself today, this sketch was very inspiring. I must do housework! Boo-hoo!! But if I get it all done, who knows, I might make a few more cards using this sketch!! Happy Sunday to you all!!

The sunflower card was made using Bo Bunny papers that I have had for some time. An LSS was closing and I bought a ton of paper from them. It will probably take me 20 years to use it all!! The brads I received from as a gift for an order I placed with them. They are sugar coated. Really pretty! I was in a sewing mood today, I love sewing on cards but never remember to do it. I organized my scraproom yesterday and my machine is very easy to get to now.
My "hi" card was made using paper from Chatter Box. This was also purchased from the LSS that was closing. The inside of the card does match the outside. The outside pic was taken in direct sun and it changed colors on me. This card looks like the top photo, really rich brown. I also used Prima flowers, brad and bling from my stash. The corners on the inside were done with a Marvy corner punch. I also did a little sewing on this one too!

Friday, April 24, 2009


Look what you can win over on Debbie's blog!! She will be picking a winner April 30, 2009.

Card Recipe!

Day 55 at 365 Cards was to use a recipe provided to us by Pam. Here's the recipe we had to follow:

5x5 card (solid colored card stock - may be smooth or textured)
4x4 patterned paper (you may alter the edges if you'd like)
1 shape (circle, square, star, heart, etc.) - must be solid color
3 jewels
alpha stickers

No other items could be used!! Well........I made a little mistake! I used 3 star brads instead of jewels. I didn't realize we needed to use jewels until I was writing up this post....sorry!!! When I read the recipe, my brain saw the word brads.....LOL!!! I'm not going to change it now!!

American cardstock
Scenic Route print paper
alphas from JoAnn
brads and chipboard star from my stash
green paint
EK border punch (I treated myself to a bunch of new punches this week!)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Recycled Elements

Day 54 at 365 Cards was to use at least one recycled element on our card. I hand cut the flower from the lid of a Staples copy paper box. That box had been out in my garage forever. I also just found a card challenge over at Paper Blooms that this card fit into today. I might just have to start checking out their challenges too!! I found a link to their site over on Rose's blog.

American cardstock
EK edge punch (just bought this one!)
button from my cousin Rhonda (she just sent me a box full of them yesterday) thanks sweetie!
yellow paint
embroidery thread

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Fun With Fruit!

Day 53 at 365 Cards was to use fruit!! I had nothing with fruit on it. I found this image on my Microsoft Picture It program. I am not thrilled with this card at all. It actually looks better in real life. I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist. I did some inking. I really don't like it!!!!! I don't think I was in the mood to make a card after work today. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better creative day for me.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tuesday Trio!

Day 52 at 365 Cards was to use a circle, a blossom & a brad. I thought about this one all day at work today and even when I walked in the door from work had no idea what I was going to do. I started looking through my stash and this is what I came up with. I have been trying to fancy up the inside of my cards lately too. I always have scraps left from the front, so I have started using them. I kind of like the look of this one!! And once again I am not using a sentiment, as I like to be able to use my cards for all occasions. I can always add one later.
Que Sera Sera paper line and brads by K&Company
Prima flower
American cardstock

Oh My....the AWARDS Just Keep Comin'!!!!!

Thank you Vicky! Vicky is a DT member over at 365 favorite spot to be!!! She was so kind to nominate me for these awards. She is one very talented lady!! Please take some time to visit her blog. You will totally be inspired!! click here.

I've nominated 10 blogs to receive these awards. You girls can just grab one of them or please go ahead a take both of them. But, please pass them along to 10 blogs of your choice. Let's keep these awards going.


Monday, April 20, 2009

Picture This!

Day 51 at 365 Cards was to use this photograph as our inspiration! Below is my creation!!

black & white cardstock
red flowers from Michael's
brads from my stash

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Super Sketchy Sunday

Day 50 at 365 Cards was to use this sketch. I handmade the flower using a tutorial from Lisa. Please check out her blog: What a Beautiful Mess

brown cardstock
bling from Walmart
ribbon from Walmart
old sheet music
butterfly punch from Martha Stewart
Prima The Second Wind Collection
Tim Holtz ink

I received this award today!!!

My friend Diana sent me this lovely blog award today!! Isn't it cute!!! I met Diana over at 365 Cards and she is a sweetheart!! She always stops by and leaves the most encouraging comments. She is one awesome lady!!!! Please make a visit to her blog for some great inspiration.

My friend Maz also sent me this award today (Monday 4/20/09). She is another great artist that I met over at 365 Cards. She too is wonderful about stopping by with comments. And she is a new gramma!! Whoo-hoo! Take some time and visit her blog. Here's the link:

Now I get to pass this award on to some of my friends. Girls, please accept this award and add it to your blog and then pass it on to some of your friends! Take some time to visit the blogs of these very creative women. They do awesome, awesome work.

1. Wendy
2. Lisa
3. Andria
4. Donna
5. Karen
6. Kristie
7. Toni

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Set of 3 Cards Challenge

I made these cards for a challenge over at Pages in Time. This is a new group started by Karen Mattison. We are really getting some great talent over there. I think its going to be a fun place to hang out and share our creations. I also made these for my critique group Memories to Last. This month I chose an image for everyone to either make a card, or layout, or whatever they wanted to come up with. My family is going to pick the winner and I will send them a RAK!! I can't wait to see what everyone does with this image.
AC cardstock
Prima flowers
felt flowers from Michael's $1 bin
ribbon from Walmart
brads from my stash
buttons from my cousin Rhonda

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Day 4 of Scor-it Week at 365 Cards

Day 46 at 365 Cards was to make a Matchbox Card. If you would like to make this card just go to Kristie's blog. She has great instructions there for making this card. I attached 2 buttons to hold the side flap in position. I also machine stitched the lace onto the side. I actually added this lace to cover up a mistake!!!
Scenic Route Paper Co. - Cape Town
Prima flowers
brad and bling from my stash
lace from Walmart
Marvy Uchida scallop punch

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Day 3 of Scor-it Week at 365 Cards

Day 45 at 365 Cards was to make a Tri-Fold Card. This is a first for me. It was a bit of a challenge. But in the end I think it came out pretty cute! I used Stretch your Imagination Cricut cardridge to make the flower. I did some hand stitching on it and also sprayed it with Glimmer Mist. I also used a Friends sticker from DCWV. The paper I used was from Scenic Route Paper Company and Basic Grey. I hand cut the flower for the inside from the Scenic Route paper. I also attached a piece of velcro to hold the card closed.

If you go to Tammy's blog you will find the instructions on how to make this fabulous card!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Day 2 of Scor-it Week at 365 Cards

Day 44 at 365 cards was to make a money holder. We got our inspiration from DT Gloria. Please check out her blog for details. I attached two buttons to my card and tied it with a piece of ribbon to hold the card closed.
Scenic Route Paper Co. - Cape Town Adderley Floral
buttons from my cousin Rhonda
ribbon from Walmart
flower punch EK Success

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Day 1 of Scor-it Week at 365 Cards

Day 43 at 365 Cards was to make a Gift Card Holder. Today starts Scor-It Week. If you would like the chance to win a Scor-it mini join in the fun. For a tutorial on how to make this great gift card holder go to Pam's blog. I put these together really fast. Thats why I ended up making two. I could have kept making them with my tons and tons of scraps. But, I have other things to do today!! I was surprised just how much fun they are to make. Oh.....and I don't have a scor-it, you don't need one to make this great holder.

all paper came from my scraps
prima flowers
felt ribbon from Michael's $1 bin
safety pin and brad from my stash

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter

Stampin' Saturday

Day 42 at 365 Cards was to stamp our background. No patterned paper allowed!! I am not crazy about stampin'. I'm just not good at it! I don't think I own the right ink pads, I put to much pressure on my stamp and the list goes on and one...LOL!!! But in the end, this is my stamped background card for today!!

AC cardstock
ribbon from Walmart
stamp from Autumn Leaves - Hearts & Stars
Delta dye based ink pad
foam squares

Friday, April 10, 2009

Feel Better Friday

Day 41 at 365 Cards was to make a GET WELL CARD! It also had to have 5 flowers on it. The image is from Microsoft's Picture It.

AC cardstock
ribbon from Walmart
felt flowers from Michael's
Picture It program 2002

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Spring Break

Day 40 at 365 Cards was to use SUN, SAND and SURF to inspire us!!

AC cardstock
ribbon from Walmart
Jolee stickers
my Janome sewing machine

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wacky Color Wednesday!!

Day 39 at 365 Cards was to only use the colors ORANGE, PURPLE & GREEN!!


Prima's First Blush paper collection
flower and brad from Michael's
ribbon from Walmart

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

That's It, I Quilt!

Day 38 at 365 Cards was to use this quilt pattern. Being a quilter I had to add a border to my quilt!! I hand cut the little birdie and used pop squares to adhere it to the center.


Basic Grey Urban Prairie paper collection
AC cardstock
my Janome sewing machine and thread

Monday, April 6, 2009


Day 37 at 365 Cards was to use chipboard. I'm not a chipboard fan, but I went through my stuff and found this little heart. I covered it with pink Stickles glitter. I just received this Anna Griffin paper from It was a gift from them for a nice comment that I had left for someone. I love Its a great place to share your work and to meet new friends.

Its going to be Scor-It week soon at 365 Cards. It sounds like a fun week, with lots of interesting cards for us to try. If you have a second, go to their blog for the details. Just click here and it will take you to their blog.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sketch 33 at Cupcake Craft Challenges

Challenge 33 at Cupcake Craft Challenges was to use this sketch. I was in need of more Easter cards, so I thought this sketch was perfect for another one of my Martha Stewart bunnies.

AC cardstock
Marvy Uchida scallop punch
Martha Stewart felt bunny
ribbon and bling from Walmart
Basic Grey's Sugared paper pad

Super Sketchy Sunday at 365 Cards

Day 36 at 365 Cards was to use this sketch by Pamela. I had this paper pad from Basic Grey's "Sugured" collection that I had found on clearance at Michael's. I didn't even remember that I had it. But, I'm sure glad I came across it this morning!

Basic Grey's Sugured paper collection
Brown cardstock from Colorbok
ric-rak from Walmart
buttons from my cousin Rhonda, she's such a sweetheart, she saves buttons for me and sends me goodie button boxes in the mail!! I love you!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Ad Inspired Card #2 and Card Patterns Week #9

This is my first week to enter a card over at Card Patterns. This is the sketch for week #9. It also inspired me to make my second card for 365 Cards challenge of using the ad below as our inspiration for today.

AC cardstock
pearls from Walmart
Prima flowers
Making Memories brads
Main Street - Let Your Hair Down paper
Pink Bunny from Martha Stewart felt stickers

Ad Inspired

Day 35 at 365 Cards was to take our inspiration from this Ad. If you haven't dropped by their blog, please take a few minutes and go take a peek. If you are a card maker, there are some really inspiring card makers that play along there everyday.

This is my take on today's ad. I wasn't sure what I was going to do, but after searching through all my stuff, I came up with this. I just love butterflies!! They make me happy!!

AC cardstock
Creative Imaginations-Sonnets paper line
Fancy Pants Sweet Pea Butterfly
wire and beads from Joann
bling from Michael's

Friday, April 3, 2009

Friday Color Challenge

This is the layout that I entered in Friday's Color Challenge over at "If the Shoe Fits...Scrap It"!
The colors today were Blue & Red. This is a layout of my grandsons, Josh, Michael and Robert.

AC cardstock
red dotted ribbon from Walmart
various buttons and brads from my stash
Jasmine Cricut cartridge

That's Eggs-ellent!

Day 34 at 365 Cards was to celebrate Easter by using an egg or an oval on our card. I cut this egg pic and frame from an Easter card that I received, so I recycled it!!!

AC cardstock
Prima flowers
ribbon from Walmart
eye pin
beads & spacers from my stash
bling brad from my stash

Thursday, April 2, 2009

White Space

Day 33 at 365 Cards was to make a card with "WHITE SPACE". We were to use either the bottom or top 1/3 of the card. I bought this flocked embellie Tuesday, when I saw it, I knew it would look great on a card one day. I was delighted to see that we were to use white space today.

AC cardstock
Friendly Forest flocked stickers
ribbon from Walmart