Wednesday, December 30, 2009


these were done with the PTI Everyday Button Bits set. i love that set !

instead of buttons, i punched out hearts using a variety of cuttlebug and sizzix dies, and the circles were made using a hand held 1/4 in hole punch !

i am hoping these will not require extra postage....buttons make the cards so thick and inflexible....foam may be the trick. and the glittery fun foam is self adhesive....that is a time saver for sure.

valentine cards

this is a matchbook type of card....a little slit on the right holds the front down. front of card is 1 inch smaller than the back. hearts were cut using my sizzix original die from different papers. background of card is embossed with a large dot sizzix embossing folder

the sparkley hearts are self adhesive fun foam that sparkles like crazy. how easy is this?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

more NY cards

i am into the 4 inch square cards lately....i make my own envelopes for them too.

here are some made from the same cardstock 12x12 piece as the first NY card on my blog. that 12x12 surely goes a long way

i embossed champagne flutes (anna griffith) and stamped "happy newyear" with a SU sentiment stamp.

new year cards 2010

since i am card making withdrawal....i decided to pop out a few new year cards. this one is done for this week's challenge on

using a calendar......our local insurance agency sends us a little desk calendar each year.....wish i had a ton of them. perhaps i can create my own .... will investigate further.

i used gold and silver cord, cardstock from PTI and a christmas stack purchased at Michaels this year.....a star button and a homemade envie with a belly band.

the 4 1/4 envies are very easy to make using my scorpal....lets me use some of the stack papers that just arent fancy enough for cards, but work fine as envies. when i mail the small square cards, i put them in a regular A2 envie to save postage costs....that way it is only a regular stamp, square cards cost a bit more....and tiny ones can get lost easily. this envie is made from same cardstock used on the card....but regular scrapbook paper works just fine too.

this one will be hand delivered, so the fat button wont cause problems.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

cruise is over

we had a delightful time on the Crown Princess.....we went to Cozumel, Mexico....Roatan, Honduras....Grand Cayman.....and Princess's own island...Princess Cay. we snorkeled at each destination.....many pretty fish and beautiful blue water.

the weather was fabulous....but getting home on Saturday was tricky ! we flew into Raleigh and had no problem, but our daughter had a cancelled flight since they were to connect in Baltimore. no way...Baltimore got snowed in ! they were able to get a plane to Orlando and then on to NH....late, but at least they got home. some folks are still stuck in Fort Lauderdale. that's tough, right before Christmas.

laundry today and NO ONE making the bed, cooking the food or entertaining us.....takes getting used to for sure.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

button tree

the PTI christmas button bits set is as much fun as their everyday button bits.

i love using buttons on cards.....hopefully these are slim enough to not need extra postage !!