Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bunny Hop



Here is a Pop UP Easter Card.   Made fromthing in my stash.  The eggs are from party confetti. 
stIt fits the following challenges;
Crafts 4 Eternity #12 - Add something hidden to your card.
Creative Cowgirls - Theme of Spring or Easter.
Spoonful of Sugar #145 - Easter Creations.
Stamping Vacation - Occastion Oasis Challenge - Easter.

Life and Laughter

Card made from my stash.  The roses are quilled.  365 Cards wanted a  signature saying,  puzzled me for a minute.  Then I remembered how I always sign cards Life, Love and Laughter.  
 It fits the following challenges;
365 Cards - Day 29 - Signature Sentiment.
ABC - Challenge - R is for Roses.
Card Patterns #108 - Sketch.
Robyn's Fetish #48 - Purple and Pink.
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays - Picture inspiration.


Please come spring.  It's snowing outside my window at this very minute.  I WANT SPRING!!  This card is made from my stash.  The lettering is from Mrs. Grossman.  The flowers are handmade layers flowers.
It fits the following challenges;
365 Cards - Day 27 - Super Sketchy Sunday - Sketch.
Die Kreative Stempel Freund #21 -  Spring.
Kraftin' Kimmie #71 - Welcome Spring with spring colors.
Totally Gorjuss - Anything to do with spring.
Tuesday Throw down  - A Floral theme in your artwork.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Blue Couple

This is a six by four card (post card size).   This is the first time I've done real stitching on a card.  Thought I wouldn't like, but I did.    It is made from things in my stash.  The digi is from Digital Tuesday.
It fits the following challenges;
365 Cards - Day 26 - ABC's of crafting STW - S=Stitching, T=Toile and W=White space.
Sunday Post Card Art - White



This is a get well card.  The saying inside is "I hope you will soon be on the mend."   Made from materials in my stash.  The digi image is from Digital Tuesday
It fits the following challenges;

365 Cards - Day 27 - ABC's of Crafting - P=Polka Dots, Q=Quilting and R=Red.
ABC-Challenge = Q is for quilting/sewing.
Digital Tuesday Challenge #103 - Button Up.

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Can't seem to stop making valentines. All made from my stash. I inked the grosgrain ribbon.
It fits the following challenges;
354 Cards - Day 23 - ABC's of Crafting G = Grosgrain, H = Heart, I = Ink
Meljen's Designs - Get creative with punches - Large Heart is punched.
Suchins - Anything goes.
Stamping Vacation - Sketch.


Made from my stash for a special teen. Remember those carefree days that you biked mile after mile feeling free as a bird. The digi is from Tellen's place. The image was colored with Letraset markers.
It fits the following challenges;
365 Cards - Day 24 - ABC's of Crafting: MNO M=Markers, N=Number and O=Orange.
All Sorts Challenge - Wk. 96- for a Special Lady.
Charismacards #12 - Birthday for a Teen.
Crafty Ann's #37 - We want you to be inspired by an Elvis Song = "Sweet Little Sixteen".
Crafty Card Makers # 42 - Special Birthday.
Cupcake Craft #134 - Monochrome - Orange.
Sketch and Stash - Sketch.
Theme Thursday - Orange

Saturday, March 26, 2011


Late or Early Merry Christmas. This snowman is in four layers, the layers don't show up in the photo, but they're there. Made with a digi image and from all white card stock and colored with markers. There is glitter on his hat and scarf.

It fits the following challenges;
CCEstampers CCEE 1112 - A Christmas/winter holiday card.
One Stitch at a Time #54 - Something for the boys.
Stamping Vacation - No! No! Challenge - No fancy Borders.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Embossed butterflies.

Another new technique for me. Its called Inlaid Embossing, and the effect is really nice. The butterflies are attached to the card stock before embossing. The embossing is done with Cuttlebug folder "Birds and Swirls" This card was made with Color Core Core'dinations paper. The idea for the matching envelope was from Pals Paper arts. The envelop flap is embossed to match the card, but doesn't show up well in the picture. You can see it on the enlarged picture.
It fits the following challenges;
365 Cards - Day 22 -ABC's of Crafting DEF - D=Distressing, E=Envelope, F = Fringe.
Crafts and Me #27 - Anything goes.
Everybody Art #134 - Birthday.
Little Red Wagon #73 - Butterflies.
Lollipop Crafts #31 Butterflies.
Pals Paper Arts PPA 86 - Emboss.
Paper Play - Distressing.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Birthday Flowers

A Birthday card for a friend. The circles and flower layers were punched and others were cut with Cricut using the cartridges "Pagoda" and "George". The Happy Birthday is made using Martha Stewart Clear Stamps Alphabet.

It fits the following challenges;
365 Cards - Day 21 - ABC's of Crafting - A=Alphabet Stamps, B=Blue, and C=Circles.
Belli Challenge - A "C" embellishment - circles.
Fantabulous Cricut - Happy Birthday.
Fun at FairyKnoll - Birthday.

Tea Time

This Delft Tile is a new technique I just learned from Split Coast Stampers. The Digi stamps are from Print Shop. Everything is from my stash.
It fits the following challenges;
Crazy Challenge CCH#59 - Any shape but square.
Creatalicious # 20 - Create a card that is two tone.
There she goes TSG99 - Stand out from the Background, the tea pot and the creamer are up on pop dots.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


An easy and impresive Christmas card. Made from embossed vellum over red cardstock all on green. Made all from my stash.

It fit the following challenges;
Christmas blog Challenge - Embossing.
Christmas Stamping - Use vellum on your project.
Incy Wincy Designs #86 - Embossing.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Pink Flowers

The saying on this card "Today I caught myself smiling, Then I realized I was thinking of you." It was from a stamp set I found in the Dollar Bin at Joann's. The Flowers are done with Flower Soft. The digi image from Digital Tuesday. The rest of the card is made with papers from my stash.
It fits the following challenges;
365 Cards - Day 20 - Super Sunday Sketch.
Bee Crafty - # 48 - Spring Floral with a digi image.
Crafty Pad - #113 - Use a Digi stamp.
Die Cut Dreams - Mother's Day or Special Friend - Mine is for a Special Friend
Kaboodle Doodles - Color scheme - Yellow, Blue, Green Pink.
Lexis Creations - Ribbons, but no bows.
Robyns Fetish #47 - Welcome Spring.
Stamp with Sarah Kay #133 - Spring.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Be Mine

A late Valentine all made from my stash. The Digi is from Meljen Designs. The bling is by Darice.
It fits the following challenges;
365 Cards - Day 19 - Imagine This a crush.
Corrosive Challenges by Janet -#108 - Recipe - 3 papers, 2 ribbons & 1 image.
Creative Inspirations #103 - Sketch
My Sheri Crafts #49- Monocromatic
Wild Orchid - Punch it out - Some of the hearts upper left are punched.


These were loads of fun to make, I think and make more in every different color. All made with things in my stash. The pink cardstock is Gemstones. The bling by Darice.
365 Days - Day 18 - 3x3 times 3 - Make three 3x3 cards.
Charisma cardz - Use die cuts on you project - the flowers are all die cut.
Let's ink it up #11 - Use die cut/punches and clear stamps. - The flowers are die cut and the embossing in the corners was done using clear stamp.
Paper Sundaes #61 - Embossing - the corner swirls and flowers are embossed.
Paper Take Weekly - Three of something - Flowers have three layers - There are three cards which are all 3x3.
Simply Create #39 - Monochromatic - Does Red and Pink count as one color? I think so.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

More Shamrocks

Another St. Patrick's day card. Working with vellum is tricky, but worth it. Everything on the card is from my stash. Enough shamrocks for you. The saying on the inside is an Irish Blessing
May your blessing outnumber the
shamrocks that grow,
and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.
It fits the following challenges;
365 Cards - Day 17 - The drapes in the picture are copied in the way the ribbon and the vellum go down the side of the card.
Digi Doodles #51 - Anything Goes.
Paper Play - Embossing - the Shamrocks on the vellum are embossed.
Paper Take Weekly - Triple Tastic - 3 of something - Three layers.
Pixie Cottage - Green

Friday, March 18, 2011

Feather Doll

This was such a fun card that I made one for every holiday of the year. All materials from my stash. The bling (eyes) from Darice. The Gold shamrock earrings are from party confetti.
It fits the following challenges;
Anything Challenge - Use Die Cuts - The dolls head and eyelashes are die cuts.
CCEE Stampers CCEE 1111- A person wearing something green.
Critter Challenge #56 - Monochromatic green.
Fab 'n Funky Challenges #64 - St. Paddy's Day.
Delightful Sketches - Show us some green.
Pixiedust Studio #66 - Go Green
Rainbowlady's Challenge - Something to honor St. Patrick's Day.
Shellys Images - Anything goes.
Stamp n' Doodle - Use "G" embellies - Green and Gold earrings.
Tanda Stamps - Use Gold somewhere on your project - Gold earrings.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


A quick and easy St. Patrick's Day Card. Made from things in my stash. The little shamrock says "Kiss me I'm Irish".
It fits the following challenges;
365 Cards - Day 15 - Color scheme - Black, green and peach.
Alphabet Challenge - We want to see stripes.
Crazy Challenge CCH #58 - Eyelets or Brads - Brad in center of flower.
Created by Hand #4 - Green


Mondrian is my favorate of the abstract artists. So I used a Mondrian type picture for the base of this Graduation card. It just called out to be paper pieced. Everything is from my stash.
It fit the following challenges;
365 Cards - Day 16 - Abstract Art.
ABC Challenge - Q is for quote - The Longfellow quote.
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Paper piecing.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


This card was made on double sided cardstock. The stamping and bling are from a Hero Arts "Sparkle Clear" set. The embossing is done with Holiday Embossing Powder - "Chinese New Year." The large cupcake is from Print Shop.
It fits the following challenges;

365 Cards - Day 14 - Fresh Baked Goodness.
Challenge up your life - We would love to see a Flip-Flop card.
Kaboodle Doodles - a birthday card.
Kraftin' Kimmie stamps #60 - Anything goes.
Paper Cupcakes - Use your favorite color (pink) and make a monochromatic card.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

St. Patrick

Happy St. Patrick's to all this week. One of my favorite days. This card made from things in my stash.
It fits the following challenges;

365 Cards - Day 13 - Sketch.
Ai Factory - Green or St. Patrick's Day
Crafty Ho's #13 - Color Scheme - Green, Gold and White.
Fun at Fairy Knoll - St. Patrick's Day.
If the shoe fits - St. Patrick's Day.
Paper Play - A Paddy's Day card.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Simple Flower

A quick, easy and beautiful card. Just one patterned paper, with its edge trimed, a layered flower and an embossed sentiment. All in shades of purple. All make from my stash.

It fits the following challenges;
365 Cards - Day 12 - Keep it simple - One patterned paper, one embelishment and one sentiment.
Creative Cow Girls #9 - Monochrome - Purple.
Let's ink it up #20 - Embossing.
Paper Sundaes #60 - Keep it simple.
Southern Girls Challenge - Use Flowers.
Stamping Vacation - Clean and Simple Challenge.


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Shaker Shamrocks

Shaker Cards are always fun. This one is full of gold shamrocks that were party confetti in their first life. The background paper is Christmas paper, with trees and Stars, but the gold and green suits St. Patrick's Day too.

This card fits the following challanges;
365 Cards - Day 11 - Repurposed - Christmas paper as the background.
All Sorts - Anything Irish.
Little Red Wagon - Green.
Meljen Designs - Use green.
Suchins - Create cards with a green theme.
Stamping Vacation - Make a card for St. Patrick's Day.
Tellen's Place - More than green, a shamrock or Leprchaun.

Pink Lady

This was done for the 365 Cards challenge - Trendy. I seems that the most often looked for is pearls, pearls with lace or pearls with ribbons. So I used both lace and ribbons with the pearls. The digi stamp is from Digital Two for Tuesday.
This card fit the following challenges;
365 Cards - Day 10 - Trendy - Pearls.
Created by Hand - A woman's card in shades of pink.
Crazy Challenge CCH# 57 - Lovely Ladies.
Digi Doodles #50 - Pearls.
Fab 'n Funky #63 - Make it girly.
Stamping Vacation - Monochromatic in Pinks.

Friday, March 11, 2011


Another card for the children. A fun step fold card. Made with scraps from my stash. The animals were cut with the Cricut - Animal Kingdom.
The card fits these challenges;
365 Cards - Day 7 - Fierce - The lions and bears.
Lollipop Crafts - Critters.
Stamping Vacation - An animal too big to ride in your car.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Iris folds are time consuming, but the idea of an Arch Card called out for it. All made from scraps in my stash. The Easter stamp I found in the dollar bin at JoAnn's.

This card fits the following challenges;

365 Cards - Day 8 - Arch Card.
Fresh Brewed Designs - Three or more patterned papers.
Pals Paper Arts - Easter.
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Another fun card for the children's hospital. All made from scraps in my stash. It doesn't show in the picture, but the center dino is seen through a window. The dinosaurs were make with Cuttlebug dies.

It fits the following challenges;
365 Cards - Day 9 - Do the decade - 1990's - One of the popular movies of the decade was "Jurassic Park".
Aly's Sunday challenge - Anything goes.
Anything Challenge - Use die cuts - the dinosaurs.
Belli Challenge - We would like to see animals.
Tuesday Throwdown - Pull those scraps you've been saving - Used scraps to make the card.

Mardi Gras

This card should have been posted yesterday. (But I was at the dentist yuck.) So happy belated Mardi Gras to all. This was make from materials from my stash. The Stickers are from Mrs. Grossmans. I made the button in the center.

It fits the following challenges;
365 Cards - Day 6 - sketch.
Creative Card Crew - No flowers.
Rainbow Lady - Masked Ball for Mardi Gras.
Stamping Vacation - Special things for March - Mardi Gras.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Happy Easter

Well getting ready for Easter. This card was make from all scraps in my stash. The Butterfly edge is by Martha Stewart.
It fits the following challenges;
365 Cards - Day 364 - Super Sketchy Sunday.
Flutterby Wednesday - Open Challenge - Butterflies in the edge punch.
Incy Wincy Designs #84 - Pastel Colors.
Lexis Creations - We would love to see your Easter projects.


A fun card, used up some of my punched flowers on this one. The birds were cut on the Cricut. Lots of Stickles on everything.
It fits these challenges.
365 Cards - Day 365 - Musical Monday "Wind Beneath My Wings.
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes.
Stampin' B's - Something Music Related - Song and musical notes.
Tuesday Taggers - Inspired by a Song.

Sunday, March 6, 2011


A fun and easy card. Another one for the a children's hospital. All paper and cardstock from my stash. The Digi sun is my own creation.

It fits the following challenges;
365 Cards - Day 5 - Winter and Summer Collide.
Cooking it up with Katie - Use Yellow with a few flowers.
Your next stamp Challenges - Blue we want to see some blue.
Robyns Fetish - Sketch.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Spring Flowers

This card was made with the technique called "Alcohol Inks and Faux Bleach" from Splitcoast Stampers. I used scrunched up fabric to dab on the alcohol inks. It made a paler image than the dabber, which I like, but doesn't show up well in the picture. This was made all from papers and things in my stash. The flower embilie was made with punched flowers.

It fits the following challenges;

365 Cards - Day 3 -Use fabric as a tool - I used fabric to pounce on inks.
Creative Inspirations #101- In the garden.
Crafty Creations #108 - Feminine Birthday with the colors green and blue.
Crafty Anns #15 - Make a Birthday Card.
Crazy Amigos - Spring is in the air.
Cute Card Thursday #154- Signs of Spring.
Fun with shapes and more - Happy Birthday.
Stamping 411 - Sketch.
Tellensplace - At least two embellishments - Brads in corner and punched flower.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Loving Ewe

This was a fun card. One destined for a children's hospital. The materials are from my stash. The "Loving Ewe" digi stamp is from Meljin's Designs.

365 Cards - Day 4 - Use saying "One of a kind."
Bugaboo Stamps - Anything goes.
Chrisma Cardz - Four Legged Friend.
Critter Challenge - A sentiment of the front of your creation.
Meljen Designs - Use an Animal.
Stamp Challenges - Use something digi.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Returning Birds

This card was made with materials from my stash. The birds, bird cage (house) and green twigs were cut with the Cricut - Pagoda Cartridge. Flowers and corner trim were made with punches.

It fits the following challenges;
365 Cards Day 2- Pick 5 - Favorite color = pink, Favorite design technique= Easel card, Favorite embellie = Flowers, Least Favorite color = olive green, Favorite card size = 51/2 by 41/4.
Heather Bitten by the Bug2 - Bird and Bird Cage from any cartridge.
Incy Wincy Designs - Spring is in the air.
One Stop Craft - Flowers
Paper Playtime - Anything goes.
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Button, no less than three.
Stamping Vacation - Birds, eggs or nests.
Tip Top Tuesday - Favorites - Favorite embellishments = Flowers, Favorite Technique = Easel Card.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


This was made from materials in my stash. The flowers are stamped with "Porcelain Bouquet" stamp set and finished off with "Flower Soft." I just love "Flower Soft" but haven't gotten many colors as yet. The embossing is Dotted Swiss from Cuttlebug.

It fits the following challenges;
365 Cards - Day 1 - White space sketch.
Crazy for Challenges - Use flowers in your card.
Created by Hand - Texture.
Do You Stack Up - Anything goes.
Paper Players - Use fabric - The ribbon on the left side.
Stampin' Bees - Use a flower.
Wild Orchid - Anything goes.