Monday, December 27, 2010

snow in NC

Christmas '10 snowfall outside in the front of our house......pretty, but not so much ! got around 7 inches.
trees in our back yard, laden with heavy snow.


usied some stick-ons and a mini calendar page for february.....mounted it on a nestability medallion (cut in half) and some pretty PTI valentine paper
popped out sentiments

view from the top


this is a tent card.....i used the split negative technique....embossing red on white and white on red for the heart.  cut in half and stuck together.  easy but quite interesting looking.  
the little heart on the side pulls out a sentiment card....

Thursday, December 23, 2010

red bird with a 'tude

all from punches......1 3/4 in for sun, 1 1/2 for bird body, parts of a scalloped circle (SU) for wings and tail, leaves from SU bird punch, berries.......1/4 in hole punch using sparkley foam.
love this little guy.....have seen him on various recent posts.....this is my version.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

spinner sledder

i haven't made a spinner card in a long time, so this was a lot of fun for me.  i got the idea form "frenchie's" website...what a clever lady she is. i tried to take a video of it spinning, but could NOT figure out how to do it so it was not blurry !  i never even got to try adding a video to this blog.  will try again sometime later

masculine birthday

i keep getting requests for male cards, they aren't easy for me to make.  so i sat down and at least knocked out a few.

all but the last card were made with PTI stamps....the last plane is from a hero arts set.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


background from a christmas stack "my minds eye".....sentiment....PTI, music background stamp cut into 1 in squares...

i used score tape to "ruffle" the riboon....

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


oh so easy !  cut red cardstock to fit the card....cover is gold metallic cardstock.....background is made using a christmas gift bag cut to size.  made the gold double bow with my bow easy....makes bows "easy"!!


using the SU two step owl punch (cutting off the feet)...antlers from a spellbinder snowflake die (each flake yeilds 3 sets!)
sentiment from SU, banner popped up in center for dimension.  googly eyes....goofy.  noses from glittery fun foam....leaf from an EK success punch.


top note die from stamping up! white, one black.  the flower is made with SU 5 petal punch...the dots in the center....punched with 1/4 hole punch from glittery fun foam.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


another unnamed stamp..... snowflakes are made with nestability snowflake dies.  the background is made by crinkling printed gift wrap tissue paper and then applying it to a piece of cardstock, keeping some of the wrinkles (faux silk technique).  the snowflakes are made from large $$ gift bags....sparkle and good weight for embossed cut outs.


pink background paper from AC Moore.... martha stewart snowflakes punched from silver and white CS,  liked the sentiment, cant remember what company though since i got it months ago and it is unmounted. the sentiment is cut out with an EK success label punch. light pink brads anchor the snowflakes to the background

Sunday, October 31, 2010


stamps:  PTI winter jar $$ store gift bag embossed with a snowflake CB folder.....the candy cane striped background paper....from  Joann's stack from year gone by !! i stamped snowflakes in the jar (hard to see) and used puffy embossing powder .... by mistake.  but it looks OK.


vintage that paper a few years ago, background is cardstock from my mind's eye stack last year's edition.
 the scalloped circle mats are made from a $$ large gift bag in an icy blue and two circle nestability dies.....the pretty pale blue is a nice change from traditional christmas colors for me


my mind's eye paper, PTI winter jar fillers stamp set.  the shiny red scalloped border was made with a large shiny red gift bag from $$ store.  using bags is an inexpensive way to get expensive looking paper !  and it embosses spectacularly 

Monday, October 18, 2010


fa la la.....PTI sentiment
background paper....from my mind's eye.....ornaments made from a $$ store gift bag, embossed with snowflake embossing folder, punched out with SU ornament punch.

snowflake inside...sizzix embossing folder

Sunday, October 10, 2010


simple elegant.  all words are from PTI christmas sets....and  the idea from susan raihala's website....paper from My Mind's Eye, versafine red and green ink was used to stamp.  various button like things add a bit of dimension....


three trees.....looks simple, but boy was it hard to do the triangles.  out of all my dies, punches etc...not one triangle !  so i had to freehand and measure.  yikes.

this idea is cased from alli miles' website.....gorgeous creations.

the sentiment is from the PTI signature christmas set, background paper from My Mind's Eye...and vrious scraps.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

happy snowman

penny black stamp......papers from basic gray and my minds eye.....a bit of clear glitter, a sheer double bow (made with the bow easy).....and you have an easy cute card ! i stamped the scarf on the basic gray paper and cut it out, popping it up with dimensionals....a bit of copic coloring on nose and ear muffs took no time !


well, i have no idea what, if any at all, pattern this is, but it is so easy to make but looks a bit complicated.

cut two 2 5/8 inch squares of solid color, then eight 1 inch squares of two cordinating patterns...... place the solid ones together to form a star of david.....then place the patterned squares onto the edges.....alternating patterns.  a gem or a button in the middle finishes it off.

the background paper is run thru the CB with a folder from the CB oriental collection. it's a great way to use up scraps....and we all have them !!

found out that this quilting pattern is called "card trick"

Saturday, October 2, 2010

spooky halloween

memory box cat stamp probably will look good in a winter scene as well.......i used glitter on the light and masked the edges, inked with yellow to put a "shine" on the kitty. lamp post and kitty stamped on vellum.... i can not remember the name of the background paper....but it is a recent purchase.... perhaps memory box? i used every bit of that pack !!  great spooky paper.

Monday, September 13, 2010

bird cage birthday

SU it. it is a tent card, the little blip on the left is where the hidden message is slipped into a tiny envie on the inside.

wedding card

this is a trifold card.....CASED from kelly ward's blog

one side is the tux......studs & boutonnière, the brides side is swirly shiny paper embossed with holographic sash for some pizzaz.  the congratulations sticker is one i have had forever...bought online and initially from Holland i think.

a teensy magnet holds it closed....the edge of the tux is die cut using a tim holtz edge.....inside i embossed with a SU flower folder....happiness is a $$ stamp embossed in silver.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

snowman tent card

the snow man is a ton in a bag at HL for $2 !  the glittery tree is a sizzix die that i have had forever and never used.  cut a hole in the card front with a nestability scalloped circle die.....snowflakes stamped with white kraft (SU) and embossed with glitter EP.


got the "real wood" paper at michaels this week, pretty nifty stuff.  owl punch by SU......havent decided on a sentiment yet....

Monday, August 30, 2010

birthday bingo

embossed with clear EP.....used buttons for the markers...another tent card with secret message slider....

and even more halloweenie cards

i am on a roll and can not stop it seems.  more PTI jars and fall fillers.....

buttons for eyeballs and cute pumpkin and ghostie suckers....

Sunday, August 29, 2010

what is a tent topper?

cut cardstock 8 1/2 in by 4 1/4 in, score in half.....cut an additional 4 x 4 1/4 in piece of cardstock, score at 1, 2 and 3 in....fold accordion style.... insert at the bottom so the card stands up without a problem.  folds nicely to fit in an envelope...

.stamps from well as the die cut balloons and clouds.....

witchy card

love this little sentiment stamp...dont even remember what company i got it from, it is unmounted, so no company name on it....isnt it just perfect for this PTI broom/witchy legs stamp?

thanksgiving cards

a few thanksgiving cards...

.my husband says "who the heck sends thanksgiving cards?"...well, i do.  and halloween and fall and other occasions people usually dont think of !

thanksgiving turkey

used a variety of punches....1 3/4 in circle, narrow oval, scalloped circle and scalloped oval....also a tent card, but this turkey makes it a tent topper tent card !  not so sure if he will be repeated....

fall tent card

oh my, love tent cards......

this one is 4 1/4 in square.....the stamp set is Falling leaves from PTI.  i embossed the leaves with two powders...with multiple fall colors in each.  i used crystal effects on the acorns.  the little orange circle peeking out is an envelope that has a hidden message that slides out.  since tent cards are tough to write on, this provides space for a message without having to write inside.


Saturday, August 28, 2010

halloween mode

witchy card.....stamp from northwoods rubber stamps

glitter, copics and witches feet.  the sentiment was done on my computer.....i LUV it.

Friday, August 27, 2010

SU owl punch

i do love this SU punch......the owls can be made in so many ways....these two perch on a chipboard flourish....the sentiment is from SU...dont know if the beav's dad really said this, but it is true !!

halloween mode

.....spiders and bat are punched from a CB die that i have had for a few years....

halloween mode

since i have started selling my wares i must get in the halloween mode fast.  there is a street fair associated with the store that carries my cards so i have to hustle to get a good amount done by september 25th.

PTI friendship jar and jar fillers for fall are pretty nifty.  colored images with copics.....variety of papers on hand from years past serve as backgrounds....