Monday, November 25, 2013

It's my step-son's birthday and he is 17.  Not the time for a flowery card, but I think this one fits the bill.  It is a compilation of several digi stamps I found from Make It Crafty - this guy is Urban Johnny.  I colored it with copics and found a great grafitti font to do his name on the wall.  Hope you like it.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Card for Lady Anne Design Team

Holidays are upon us

Below is my most recent Christmas card.  My DH and I will be on vacation in Hawaii from late November thru early December, so I have to get everything prepared for Christmas - including getting my cards ready for the mail.  Below is my latest - I colored it with Copics.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Christmas seems right around the corner

Happy Monday! I enjoy making holiday cards for my friends and relatives, which means I need to start early as I have quite a few that I mail.  Below is one of my latest ones.  This is a digi stamp that I downloaded from ETSY - its a Sherry Baldi stamp that I think is super cute.  I hope you have a great week.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Halloween is just around the corner

Happy Tuesday! I'm posting a Halloween card today.  My mom really enjoys my cards, so I will typically send her a few extra cards each year.  I don't have any cute digi stamps for Halloween, so I brought out my Cricut and used the Paper Doll cartridge to make these cute cut-outs.  Cute huh?  I didn't put too many embellishments on it because I have to mail it to Missouri and it sometimes gets a bit crushed.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Saturated Canary card

I've been spending quite a bit of time making Christmas cards (which is crazy because the weather has been quite hot).  For a break, I wanted to get started on a few birthday cards and maybe a Thanksgiving card or two ... or three.  Here is my latest card using a Saturated Canary digital stamp.

Challenge at Lady Anne's Card Challenges

This month Delicious Doodles was the sponsor for our stamps.  I needed to make a masculine card, so I used this cute cog and chain stamp digital stamp and added the text inside. Join us at Lady Anne's Card Challenges ...

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Welcome to the neighborhood

Happy weekend everyone.  Work has taken me away from my craft room for the past few weeks.  Today I'm going to a BBQ for a few friends - new neighbors to our hood.  I broke out my Cricut and used the HandyMan cartridge and made the following card.  I'm glad I had a few hours because the piecing took a while, but it sure was a lot of fun.  I hope you like it.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

50 on the 50th

I have a great friend who has inspired me to get healthy. We walk our dogs almost daily and we've spent a lot of time bike riding.  We rode about 300 miles so far this summer and later this month she turns 50 and we are riding the most ever in one ride - 50 miles.  

For her birthday, I've made her the card below. It's not the typical loud big 50 that one would see, but I think it's ideal for our upcoming ride.

The stamp is a Magnolia.  Cute huh?

Monday, July 8, 2013

Lady Anne's challenges

As most of you know, I've been chosen to be on the design team for Lady Anne's challenges.  We've had some great sponsors lately and it's been a lot of fun to be on the team.  Last week I made the following card.  I wasn't used to using such a dark stamp, but I think it turned out pretty good as I kept with the black/white theme.

We are doing another card mid-month, which I promise will show much more colors!  Enjoy - and if you have the time, hop on over to Lady Anne's to see what the other Team Members have created.


Happy Monday all! I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend. We had so many bar-b-ques and firework displays to see over the 4 day weekend that I didn't get much else done.  I do have several birthdays in July, so I have to get crackin'!

This is one I made yesterday for a gal I work with.  She's a great lady and, like so many other people, aren't able to function until she's had her morning coffee.  This is the card I'm sending her today. I'm certain it will make her smile.  It's a Rubber Necker stamp that I've had for quite a while.

I'm entering it in the following challenges:
One Stop Craft Challenge - anything goes
Paper Creator's Crafts - think Pink

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Welcome to the weekend everyone! I've had a very productive weekend, and now I plan to spend some time in my craft room to play with my new Memory Box dies and catch up on some card making and scrapbooking.   This is one of my newest digital stamps from Saturated Canary called Princess Reading Beauty.  My DIL is turning 20 this week and she's always been a big reader, so this stamp was chosen just for her.  I hope you like it.  The papers are from The Paper Studio and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I'm entering this in the following challenge:
Challenges 4 Everybody
I'd enter more, but I need to learn to adjust my photos so they are less than 1MB in size

Enjoy your weekend wherever you are!


Friday, May 3, 2013

New Card - Saturated Canary

Happy weekend everyone! After finally getting caught up with work, I found some time to enjoy my craft room.  I have so many trips to scrapbook, but I had this Saturated Canary stamp that I printed that I was anxious to color up.  It's called "turtle love". I'm not sure who I'll give it to, but I'm pleased with the way it turned out. I also used some corner dies - which I just picked up at the Milwaukee ScrapExpo.  The Expo wasn't as large as last year, so I'm hoping the St. Charles Expo in August will suffice.  I hope you like the card - pink and green is one of my favorite color combinations.  I'll enter it in the following challenges ...

Jelly Park Challenges - Girly Challenge
Annabelle Stamps Blog - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Enjoying the weekend.

This weekend the weather absolutely stinks! My DH is in Fresno for work so I'm taking advantage of the time and coloring up some digi stamps I bought a while back. This one is from Saturated Canary and it's called Latte - best $2 digi stamp!  The paper is from Paper Studio and the flowers are from La Petites.  Colored with Copics.  I hope you like it - the card is for my SIL who just had a big birthday and loves her morning coffee.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend all!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Design Team

Good evening all!  I'm excited to announce that I've been chosen to be on the Design Team for Lady Anne's Challenges.  You can find the cards for all the Design Team Members here.

The winter here in the Midwest has been long and cold, so my husband and I took a few days off to head out west.  The temperatures were a bit higher than here, but certainly not warm enough to hang out at a beach.  So, to continue on my bucket list, we visited Sequoia, Pinnacles, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite National Parks.  Pinnacles was enacted a National Park in January of this year - and now makes a total of 60 parks in the United States.  So far, I think I've visited 15 of the parks.  What is on your bucket list?

Enjoy your evening and I'll post my May DT card here next month.

Hugs to all!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Happy weekend

Happy weekend everyone! After 12" of snow this week, I'm so glad it's Friday and I'm finding myself in my craft room.  Although I enjoy the changing seasons, I'm more than ready for Spring.  I wanted to get caught up on my birthday cards, so I found an image from Saturated Canary that I had already colored - it just needed a card put together.  She'll be 17, so this gal is right up her alley!  I hope you like it.  I colored it with Copics and the flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Challenges I will enter this in:
Clarity Stamp Challenge
Ladybug Crafts
Vickie's Challenges
Marianne Design Divas
One Crazy Stamper

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Good afternoon all!  I hope your having a wonderful weekend.  My husband and I went to see Craig Ferguson last night (for those who don't know of him, he's a TV evening host). It was a Christmas present I bought for my hubby.  It was so nice to get out and have a date-night.

I've been asked to be on the DT for LadyAnne Challenges.  This is my first DT, so I'm super excited about it and I hope you tune in for the upcoming challenges.

Below is a card I made for Making Greeting Cards (a Yahoo Group). We have a great group of gals who inspire each other.  This month was to make a red or pink card.  I found a cute Sugar Nellie Stamp - it's called "I Give you My Heart".  The name was so cute, I used it as the sentiment.  I colored it with Copics and added flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I entered this card in the following challenges:
Colour Me Creative
Crafty Calendar
My Sheri Crafts
Penny Black Saturday Challenge

I hope you like it.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Hello all!  I hope you are doing well and have tomorrow off for President's Day.  This is certainly one of the perks of my job is the extra holidays.  Unfortunately, my work has been taking up a lot of my free time and I haven't posted much.  I made this card below tonight for my SIL - she lives a few hours from me and has been going thru a stressful time with family health, work, kids, etc - you know, life ...  So I wanted to send her a card to let her know I was thinking of her and sending a hug.

I hope you like it. It was a stamp from Gillian Roberts that I think is super cute!  Papers and ribbon from my stash.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

For Baby

One of my dearest friends is having a baby girl next month and I made this owl made from diapers, receiving blankets, baby pins, wash cloths, socks and hair pins.  I'm sure she will absolutely love it. 

Friday, January 4, 2013

New Card

The cold temperatures in the Midwest have forced me to stay in my craft room (once again).  I had this stamp from Wee Stamps colored up for a while, I finally put it on a card.  I'm not sure if I'll use it for a birthday card, so I didn't put a sentiment on it yet.

I'd love to hear what you think.  Enjoy your weekend all my card making friends.

Happy New Year 2013

Happy New Year everyone. We had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and I hope you did as well.  I made about 40 Christmas Cards this year so I was pretty busy.  The cold in the Chicago area has been terrible so I've been trying to spend my free time in my craft room. 

I have a few birthdays in January so I put away my Christmas papers and embellishments and started on my birthday cards.  This one is for my mom.  It's one of my few Sugar Nellie Stamps (I need to go shopping soon on their website).  I colored it with Copics and used a few flowers from Wild Orchid.

My New Years resolution? probably to work on my coloring.  I feel as if I've improved over the year, but I still have a ways to go. 

I hope you like the card.