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Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Halloween to you! a little early;)

its challenge day over at Heart 2 Heart challenges blog!! Create something using a halloween stamp or use pumpkins. Come on join us, we would love to see what you have created. Create it, take a picture/scan it and post the link on the H2H blog by 10 PM Sunday. Its a 4 for 40 week, when we reach 40 participants a winner will be chosen to recieve cards from the ooberly talented Kelly English. So, So talented, wish I could be in the running!!

Meet my card...

clean and simple was the name of my game on this card. Colonial white card base, topped with a embossed colonial white piece. I rubbed colonial white ink over the embossed piece. I created my pumpkin by punching several circles and gluing them together. I then fanned them out. I curled a teeny strip of juniper cs and added it to the pumpkin, I hand cut a stump I crunched the stump/ leaf. I stamped a leaf and popped it off the card near the stump. Added a chocolate and ivory ribbon to the side. A simple sentiment finished it off. I hope you enjoyed the post and found it pleasing to your eye!! Have a awesome Monday!


Saturday, October 23, 2010


My computer is still in for repair, Hopefully really really soon. Not any time to get on a computer this week, so I am sharing Mondays post today!

Heart 2 Hearts challenge this past week was to emboss on your car, that could be heat or dry embossing. I have to share that I actually hate to heat emboss. Yep I said it, I am a lazy stamper. I hate stamping, then pouring the powder on the card, then dusting the powder off, then pulling out the heat gun. Just too much work! The finished product is BEAUTIFUL no doubt about it. But like I said its a lot of work:)

I do love how this card turned out......

Meet my card...

Isn't that bracket GORGEOUS? Its even more gorgeous in person! I first created my flower by punching several circle with my circle punch. I wet them and crunched them up and dry them with my heat gun, cause I didn't have patience to wait. I rounded the corner of the grey wool cs and white daisy cs and Buttercup yellow with my corner rounder. I then layered the grey wool and white daisy onto my buttercup yellow card base. I embossed the bracket and the sentiment in black. I used a glue dot to adhere the flower onto the card. I added 2 pieces of striped grey ribbon as the petals.

Brackets from the Playful Petals stamp set
Thank You from thank you set
Cardstock from CTMH


Friday, October 15, 2010

Thank You

For following my blog, I so enjoy your visits and all your comments. Thanks for baring with me and my computer issues.

Whatcha got going on this weekend? I hope its something fun, outdoors perhaps to enjoy the last of the summer weather. I will venture out to the Taste of Soul,live music on 3 stages, incredible food, family activities, celebrity appearances and much more. they close off several blocks to accommodate this festival. If the weather stays the way it has this week, tomorrow will be a gorgeous day!

Todays card was created for my sons graduation Thank You cards. I used his class colors!

Meet my card...

I wanted it to be clean, simple and have a male vibe.

Have a awesome weekend! I plan too!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Kameron

Today is my youngest sons 17th birthday. Where does the time go, don't all mothers say this no matter what age there child is turning. Its so cool seeing him become a young man, he was such a little boy for so long. Today where both off due to furlough days in So Cal. The weather is gorgeous outside the breeze flowing through the windows is heavenly!

I am dropping off my 2 computers at a friends for cleaning. Yeah!! My friend heads a computer dept at work and told me he will take them in and get rid of the bugs. I didn't want to bother him, BUT after a few quotes of $85 to $125 per computer to clean out the virus, I broke down and gave him a call.

Meet my card...

Enjoy your day, where half there(to the weekend)!!


Its challenge day!!

This weeks challenge is to create something using trees or leaves. I didnt even think to create a fall theme card. I think I am trying to hang on to summer:)

Its a 4 for 40 week, we would like 40 players this week. If we reach that goal one of our talented designers will give away 4 of her FABULOUS cards to one lucky winner. Now hurry and create your art and post it by 10 PM Sunday for your chance to win!! Dont forget theres lots of inspiring work from the other designers to view at

Friends meet my card....

I randomly stamped my vines, stamped and cut out my leaves. I popped them off the card and added glitter to them and a few places on the vines. I faux stitched around the top of the card. I added 3 layers of ruffles topping it off with a chocolate satin ribbon. Final touch was a tag tied onto the ribbon using hemp.

Veranda designer paper by CTMH
Smile stamp set by CTMH
Sentiment, hemp and cardstock by CTMH
Ribbon by Offray


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Heres what u missed last week

This is last weeks card for the Heart 2 Heart challenge. Computer issues still pending.

Today my youngest son took his senior pictures. Reality still has not sunk in completely that my baby is a senior, I am sure tomorrow when I go back to view the pictures it will sink in a little and I will ball like a baby. Boy is he handsome and boy are those pictures going to be FABULOUS!!

The big polka dots were created using a circle punch! I have used that technique in the past and I LOVE IT! As you can see I sewed all around the outside of the card and did a single zigzag line down the middle. Once again I stamped very little, stamping only the script with one of my many alphabet stamps ( alphabet sets are another favorite for me to collect) I added a bow and 3 bitty buttons!

Birthday Bash designer paper by CTMH
Cardstock, button and alphabet by CTMH
Ribbon by SU

I hope to have more to share on Friday!


Its a birthday challenge!!!

Over at Heart 2 Heart challenges. How FUN is that, my favorite stamps to collect are birthday themed and I love creating birthday cards, This challenge was right up my alley :)

Now you must visit the blog for more inspiration, You must create something birthday related, take a picture of it and post a link to H2H blog Sunday by 10 PM , were eager to see what you have created! THERES A PRIZE this week!!

I am somewhat reconnected to the world, my 2 computers are still down. I am waiting to hear from the computer lady today. YEP thats how bad it is, I need to call in the calvary.

Meet my card....

I did very little stamping on this card GAASSPP!! I used the 3 tier card pattern from the FABULOUS Wishes pattern book (its a must for your collection). I cut strips of Blush cs and inked the edges. I layered them on a Baby Pink card base. I took a piece of textured Hollyhock cs and cut a circle out. I back the circle with a black scallop border. I cut my 3 tiered cake out of designer paper. I added a a double paper flower with a rhinestone to the top of the cake and made a wire cake stand to finish it off. I placed my birthday script on top of a piece of black ribbon. There you have it folks, todays card !!!

I hope you enjoyed it. Come back on Wednesday I have more to share!


Friday, October 1, 2010

Bare with me

Okay now my youngest sons computer came down with a virus on monday, thats the computer that I was going to borrow and my oldest son deleted his windows picture program off his computer last year so I have no access to upload my pictures. I am hoping to have this resolved this weekend.

Please visit the Heart 2 Heart challenge blog. I am the featured stamper for our 4 for 40 week. Whats that you ask, well if we get 40 people to join our challenge this week I will send one luky lady 4 of my hand made cards. One of those cards will be my card posted this week.

This weeks challenge is a ABC challenge!
A- use a alphabet stamp
B- make the card boy related
C- must use the color chocolate some where on your card