Thursday, December 15, 2011


Melissa is having an awesome end of the year giveaway on her blog "Creating From The Heart". Drop by her blog and check it out.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mojo Monday 214 and That's Krafty Thursday Challenges

This is a card I made to send to a friend that is going through cancer treatment. The sentiment is very true and she is trusting in the Lord for her help and healing, if it is His will.
I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch 214 challenge. I turned the sketch sideways to accomodate my sentiment panel.    I am also entering this in Jeanie's That's Krafty Thursday #55 challenge which is to use Kraft cardstock on your card.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Comments are appreciated.

Supplies used:
Cardstock:  SU Crumb Cake (Kraft), Basic Black, River Rock and Very Vanilla
Paper:   My Mind's Eye Lost and Found "Sunshine"
Stamps:  Verve Stamps "Making A Statement" notebook paper (2nd generation stamping on sentiment panel);"Sunny Days" leaf image stamped on RR in Always Artichoke ink;  Plain Jane "Psalm 121:1-2 (stamed with SU Soft Suede ink)
Verve Dies:   Leafy Sprigs; Floral Circles for flower which was inked with SU Soft Suede; Scalloped Rectangle Frame
SU Square Lattice Embossing Folder (used on Kraft banner)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Best Wishes

This is a card I made to go along with the framed layout for a wedding gift. The base is SU Very Vanilla CS, the striped paper is by Rusty Pickle. I used a MS border punch on the black CS and Spellbinders Cartnation dies for the flower and added a black pearl from my stash for the center.. The heart stamp is by Verve, as is the "Best Wishes" sentiment which is stamped in SU Cherry Cobbler.  The border is from SU Vintage Vogue set stamped in Cherry Cobbler.
Thanks for stopping by.  Comments are appreciated.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Wedding Gift

This is a layout I made and am framing it and giving it to a friend for a wedding gift.  I used a photo from their wedding invitation, scanned it and changed to b/w. I also used the sentiment and the date in the hearts on vellum from the invitation.  I hope she likes it. I think it turned out really great.
I used DCVW and SU cardstocks, Rusty Pickle striped paper, MS border punches, Spellbinders carnation dies and francy tag die. The black pearls are from my stash. The flourishes are a My Favorite Things die and the title is cut from the Elegant Cakes Cricut cartridge.
The corners are made by cutting a 2" square and then cutting into triangles by cutting from opposite corners, using a border punch centering it on the long edge of the triangle.  It is not my idea. I saw it on another blog, but don't remember which one.  I thought it was a neat idea. You can use any border punch.
Thanks for dropping by.  Comments are appreciate.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Get Well Soon

This is a card I made for a special friend who has been very sick and had 2 surgeries. I hope it cheers her up.
All supplies are Stampin Up except the Polka Dots EF and the MS fern punch. 
CS:  Pool Party, Crumb Cake (Kraft), Early Espresso and Very Vanilla.  Spice Cake paper. I used the Sizzlets Lots of Tags die for my 2 tags.  Ink: Early Espresso.  Stamps used are Sincere Salutations, Vintage Vogue and Tiny Tags. The leaves are from the Bird Builder punch.  The flower is made from the Spice Cake paper with the Scallop Circle (3 layers) & Boho Blossom punches and finished it with an Antique Brad in the center.  I cut between each scallop to fluff up the petals.  I also sponged Pool Party ink around the sentiment circle and lightly stamped the flourish from Vintage Vogue around the edges with Pool Party ink.  I used the Chantilly Lace and Early Espresso 1/8" taffeta ribbon .  Thanks for stopping by my blog.  All comments are appreciated.
I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Jeanie's "That's Krafty Thursday
Viva La Verve Sept. Wk 2 sketch
Use Fall Colrs: Stamping Up Only Challenge 28
Also, 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #55 Embossing

Monday, September 5, 2011

Sweet layout - My Sketch World

I completed another layout. This is another of my great-granddaughters. She turned 5 recently and has started Kindergarten.  She is so excited to be going to school with her big sister.  I had the first page done and needed to do a 2nd page with the 2 pictures.  I found the Sept. 1st sketch on My Sketch World and it was just right for the second page.
I used CTMH cardstock, pattern paper from my stach, rhinestone brads, prima flowers, and ribbon. The scallop square was cut on my Cricut (Elegant Edges) and the title was cut from Storybook. The leaves were done with SU Sizzix Little Leaves die and Martha Stewart fern punch. I think that covers everything.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Comments are appreciated.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

1st Grade layout

I finally did a new layout.  This is my great-granddaughter when she was in the 1st grade. She just started 3rd grade this year.  Her younger sister started kindergarten, so there will be more layouts to do.
I used all Basic Grey except for the pink stripe (K& Co.). Martha Stewart border punches.  I used my new Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge for the the titles and scallop circle.  The bling is from Michael's.
Thanks for stopping by. Comments are appreciated.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Birthday Wishes

This is a card I made from leftover pieces from a previous card.  The base and mats are SU Early Espresso CS, Elegant Soiree DSP, Kraft cardstock and ribbon. The sentiment from Bring on The Cake is stamped in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla, with EE mat, and mounted on a scalloped Kraft circle. The flowers are cut from Kraft CS with the Flower Fusion die and stamped with script background stamp. The small flower is punched from EE with the flower from the Itty Bitty Shapes punch set with a clear rhinestone brad in the center. The leaves are punched using leaf from the Bird Builder punch and MS fern punch in Pear Pizzas & Old Olive CS.
I think that covers everything.  Thanks for stopping by.
Comments are appreciated.
I am entering this is the following challenges:
Jeanie's "That's Kraft Thursday" - use Kraft CS
Stamps R Us  - birthday
Frosted Designs - circles 

Friday, July 29, 2011

You & Me Always

For this card I used mostly all SU products: Tulips Embossing Folder, Little Leaves Sizzlet die, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Pear Pizzaz & Riding Hood Red CS; Love Letter DSP, Large heart punch, Signo White gel pen. Fern Punch is MS. The sentiment is by Verve. The flowers & button are from my stash. I think tha about covers it. Hope you like it.
My card is loosley based on a card by Andrea Ewen. You can check her blog out here.
Comments are appreciated. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Open Seas/MOJO Monday 200

This card is for the Mojo Monday 200 sketch.  I enjoy their sketches but don't always participate. This is a special celebration as it is their 200th sketch.
For my card all supplies are from Stampin Up, except the white crochet thread. The stamp set is "The Open Seas", Not Quite Navy and Naturals White CS; Nautical Expedition DSP; Not Quite Navy Ink.  I sponged NQN ink around the edges of of the ship image. Cut the globe and anchor out and mounted on NQN CS and then mounted all 3 images with dimensionals.
Thanks for stopping by.  Comments are appreciated.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Layout for Baby Book

This is a layout I did for the baby book I am working on for my granddaughter.  She is expecting a boy the first of September. She has 3 girls and this is her first boy. They are very excited.
I used the New Arrival Cricut cartridge for the train; Storybook for "New"  and  Cursive101 for "arrival".  I used DCWV CS and CTMH pattern paper.  The stars are punched with SU and Marvy punches.
I am going to make a coordinating page also and will be posting other layouts too.
Thanks for stopping by.  Comments are appreciate.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Versatile Blogger Award

Wow, I was suprised to receive this award from Sandy at  Thank you Sandy.  I don't post on a regular basis, but do try to post frequently and I appreciate anyone that visits my blog and leaves me a comment.  I enjoy sharing my creations.
The rules for this one are to share eight things about myself and then share the award with fifteen other bloggers.
8 Things about myself:

1. I am a Christian and love the Lord.
2. I have a large family and love them all.
3. I have been married almost 48 years.
4. I love scrapbooking and cardmaking.
5. I have been scrapping for almost 13 years.
6. I have always enjoyed crafts of all kinds (cross-stitching, sewing, woodworking, painting)
7. I live in Central Florida.
8. I am Nana to 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Here are 15 blogs that I think you will enjoy visiting. Please stop by and check out their inspiration and creativity.
Jeanie, The Spotted Chick
Sandi McIver
Becca, Amazing Pager Grace
Leanne, WeeInklings
Marie, Stampin Inspirations
Diana, Stamping With Di
Stamp and Scrap With Frenchie
Andrea, Ewen Style
Carla's Scraps
Mary, Stampin Pretty
Lori, The Diva Stamper
Denise, The Paper Landscaper
Teresa, EnjoyTheVA Sunshine
Chat, Me, My Stamps and I
Beth, Crafty Creations By Beth

Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Always & Forever

This is a wedding card I made for my granddaughter's friend that is getting married this weekend. The flowers on the cake really match IRL but look off color in the picture.   The stamp set is from Hampton Arts and is stamped in Memento black ink on WW SU cardstock. I cut the cake image with my nesties and just cut around the sentiment freehand. I inked the edges with Brilliant Blue ink and matted them on Brushed Silver CS and Brilliant Blue CS cut with the SU top note die, then Brilliant Blue DSP and CS, and then on the card base of Whisper White.  The ribbon is also from Stampin Up.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Comments are appreciated.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Another Birthday Card

This is another birthday card for one of our great-granddaughters birthday in May. She will be 5 and looks kind of like this sweet Swiss Miss Rosalie by C.C. Designs stamps.  I used Promarkers and PrismaColor Pencils to color the image and add some grass.  I inked around the image with SU Bashful Blue ink while it was still in the oval nestie and mounted it on a scalloped oval.  The DP is from MME Stella & Rose Hazel pad, and is matted with SU Choc. Chip. The card base is SU Crumb Cake (Kraft).  The sentiment is from a MFT Jolinne set matted with Choc. Chip nestie tag and SU Pretty In Pink taffeta ribbon. The roses are by Recollections from Michael's and I added some MS fern punches. 
I am entering this card in Jeanie's "That's Krafty Thursday" challenge.
Thanks for stopping by and I would love any comments you care to make. Thanks.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


This is a photo of our family taken around 1972. I have been wanting to make a layout using it for awhile and finally did it.  I used all Basic Gray papers from the Granola pad and inked all the edges with SU Soft Suede ink. The flowers are made with the Sizzix Tattered Florals die by Tim Holtz. The leaves are from the Build A Blossom SU stamp & punch set. I also used the MS fern punch and an EK Success border punch.  The swirl and title are cut from the Home Decor cartridge on my Cricut.

I would like to wish everyone a Blessed Easter.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Just For You

This is a card a made for a friend.  All supplies are from Stampin Up.  The card base is Crumb Cake (Kraft), the DSP is Elegant Soiree. The stamp sets are Vintage Vogue and Afterthoughts (a hostess set). I stamped the flowers in Baha Breeze and inked the edges with Crumb Cake ink.  The sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede and behind the image is a swirly image from Vintage Vogue stamped in Crumb Cake but stamped off first. I used 5/16" neutral brads for the flower centers. I angled the Baha Breeze ribbon and punched border for a different effect. I used an antique brad for the center of the bow. I ran the light DSP through my Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  I think that about covers it. Hope you like it.
I am entering this card in Jeanie's "That's Krafty Thursday" challenge.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My First Magnolia Card

I recently order a couple of Tilda stamps by Magnolia as I had seen so many pretty cards made with her. This is my first try at coloring her and also trying the Promarkers. Needless to say, I do need a lot of practice with coloring, but I think she turned out o.k. except for a couple of booboos. One is covered up by the paperpieced shopping bag.   The flower is made from EKSuccess large & med. retro flower punch. The large flower is punched with a MS punch to give it a different look.  I saw this idea on some other blogs I have visited and I really like the way it turns out.  All pieces were sponged with SU Soft Suede ink.
Supplies:  Cardstock:  SU Naturals White, Crumb Cake, and Riding Hood Red.
DSP:  October Afternoon (Thrift Shop);   Ink: Memento Black (for image) and SU Soft Suede;  Accessories:  MS Fern and EK Success Retro Flower punches; SU brad; SU Riding Hood Red ribbon;
Nestabilities.  Assorted Promarkers.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Happy Birthday

This is a BD card I made for our pastor whose birthday is this week. I guess I am like everyone else and find it a little hard to make masculine cards.  I like the frilly, flowers, ribbon, etc.
For the card I used SU Crumb Cake and Naturals White cardstock. The blue CS is some older DCWV paper and the pattern paper is from the Boys to Men pad by Hot Off The Press. The birthday stamp is an older one I picked up at JoAnn's. It is stamped in SU Night of Navy ink. The gold brads are also from JoAnn's.  The white panel is embossed with SU Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  I used my paper crimper on the Crumb Cake strip and added the rick rac piece cut from SU Tasteful Trims die.
My card is based on Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #53 ( and I am entering it in Jeanie's ( "That's Krafty Thursday" challenge.
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Faux Quilted Heart

ETA:  I found the blog with the technique for the heart.  It is (it is called Faux Iris Twist)  Hope this helps anyone interested in this technique.

I saw this technique on a blog (can't remember which one, I will try to find it and link to it) and wanted to try it.  I used similar papers for the heart (Sending Love - retired SU), Very Vanilla CS, Real Red and Crumb Cake CS.  I stamped the Crumb Cake base in Crumb Cake ink with the En Francis BG stamp, added the strip of VV punched with the Scallop Trim Border Punch and a RR strip punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch.  I then added the RR and VV layers. I used the Mat pack & Piercing tool to pierce the holes around the VV square and added little punched hearts in the corners.  The quilted heart techinque was created by punching a large heart in the center of my 3" VV square and layering the strips behind the heart. I used dimensionals to add this layer to my card.  I hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Days Are Brighter

This card is for Jeanie's "That's Krafty Thursday" challenge.  I love Crumb Cake (kraft) and red together and I think the Early Espresso adds to the color combo.  I used the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder (SU) on the Crumb Cake panel, the DSP is from Love Letter collection (SU). Card base is Very Vanilla  CS with a mat of Early Espesso CS and then the embossed panel. I used the Scalloped  Trim border punch (SU) on the mat under the DSP. The image is a $1 stamp from JoAnn's stamped in Riding Hood Red ink on Very Vanilla CS.  The ribbon is also Riding Hood Red (retired) from SU. I think that covers it all. Thanks for stopping by.  Comments are appreciated.

Friday, January 14, 2011

God's Beauty

I saw several cards with the pink & yellow combo and had to give it a try. The stamp set I used is an older set from SU called God's Beauty. I stamped the flower in Pretty in Pink and the leaves in Pear Pizzaz. The flowers are cut out and mounted with dimensionals. I also inked around the image with a sponge and Pear Pizzaz ink. I sewed around the image panel and adhered some Metallic Dots from JoAnn's in the corners. The heart paper is some older DSP from my stash.  The card base is Pretty in Pink CS, then a panel of Barely Banana CS, and Whisper White CS. The border punch is by Martha Stewart. 
Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Comments are appreciated.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Birthday Balloons

Another birthday card for one of my granddaughters.  We have 4 birthdays next week, 2 great-granddaughters, 1 granddaughter, and 1 daughter (Jan. 10, 11, 14, & 16th). Then a son's BD on the 29th.
O.K. this card is for one of the great-granddaughters. Jolinne (from My Favorite Things stamps) kind of favors my GD.  This card is also for Jeanie's "That's Krafty Thursday".  The base is Crumb Cake (Kraft) by SU, pink CS is by DCWV and the patterened paper is some older Hot Off The Press paper.  I stamped the balloons on the DSP and cut them out and adhered them with some dimensionals after cutting the image out with an oval nestie. I colored the image with my Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol and then mounted it on a large scalloped oval nestie which is adhered with dimensionals.  The pink ribbon is by Offray.
Two more cards to go. 
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Make A Wish

This is the card I made for my great-granddaughter's 2nd BD next week. She is so sweet, can't believe she is already turning 2 (that is why I put 2 candles on the cupcake).  I used Whisper White, Pretty in Pink & Soft Suede CS and ink (SU).  I used an EK Success punch for the border strip behind the image panel and used the little hole punchouts for sprinkles on the icing.  The stamp set is Big Bold Birthday.  (SU). I stamped the cup cake pieces, cut them out and mounted them with dimensionals on the panel cut with a Nestability scalloped rectangle, which I inked with Pretty in Pink before removing from the die.  Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek.