Saturday, December 19, 2009

Happy Anniversary

Our youngest DD and her husband just celebrated their 3rd anniversary. They are currently enrolled in Nursing school and have just completed the first term, with five to go.

Cardstock; Patterned paper (My Mind's Eye); Stamp (Stampin Up); Ribbon (Anna Griffin): Brads (Making Memories)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Little one...

A new baby boy. It seems like everyone is having boys this year. Maybe next year will be a girl year...

Cardstock (from scrap pile); Patterned paper (from scrap pile); Die cuts (Spellbinders); Stamps (Studio G); Misc (ribbon, buttons)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

and two shall become one....

I designed this card in honor of a friend's marriage. She loves the color blue and her wedding was on the beach with the Pacific Ocean in the background. It was a beautiful day and she was a glorious bride!

Cardstock (DCWV); Cuttlebug (heart die cuts, embossing folder); Gems; (My Mind's Eye); Misc (Joann's ribbon)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

2 Sketches 4 You offered a great sketch this week! Not that there is anything wrong with any of their sketches... I just really like this one!!

So here's my card... I know another Christmas card... but I am almost finished with them!!

Supplies: Cardstock (Bazzill); Patterned Paper (Around the Block); Stamps (SavvyStamps); Die Cuts (Spellbinders); Flowers (Prima, Creative Impressions) Misc (ribbon, flower)

Monday, October 5, 2009

Tis the Season...

So, I counted all the Christmas cards I've made for personal use and I am over half way finished! Hooray!! I'll probably print out mailing labels this weekend and start addressing envelopes...

Here are a couple more cards to add to my 2009 collection.

Cardstock (Bazzill, Paper Zone)
Die Cut (Spellbinders)
Flower (Hero Arts)
Sticker (Mary Engelbreit)
Brad (American Crafts Elements)
Pearls (Kaisercraft)
Corner rounder

Cardstock (Die Cuts With a View)
Embossing (Cuttlebug)
Punch (EK Success)
Ribbon (Ameican Crafts)
Sticker (Mary Engelbreit)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Purple & Green Christmas...

Here's a bunch of Christmas cards. Some I sent off to Operation Write Home, and some I'm keeping to use this Christmas.

Cardstock (Bazzill)
Patterned Paper (Bo Bunny, My Mind's Eye)
Punch (Fiskars)
Ribbon (All Night Media)
Brads (Making Memories)
Gems (Hero Arts)
Stickers (Michael's Dollar Spot)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Super Sketchy Sunday

It's Super Sketchy Sunday at 365 cards!! Here is this week's sketch.....

and here is my card based on the sketch!

Cardstock (scraps)
Patterned paper (Basic Grey)
Stamp (Amuse)
Gems (K & Company)
Border Punch (EK Success)
Embossing (Cuttlebug)
Ribbon (Heidi Grace)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Antique Car

Happy first day of Fall! I love this time of year!! The warm days, cool evenings, the leaves are changing... I just love to be outside this time of year, cause the stay inside weather will be here too soon.

I created this card tonight for a co-workers birthday! He's not quite as antique as this car, but I know he'll like it!!

Cardstock (Bazzill)
Patterned Paper (Basic Grey)
Brads (Unknown)
Stamp (Impressive Stamps)
Ink (StazOn Timber Brown, ColorBox Pigment Brush Brown)
Fiber (Unknown)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


So I took a little break from my Christmas cards to whip up a birthday card for my BIL. His birthday is tomorrow, and we will be celebrating on Saturday.

My DH's entire family are scuba divers (not me, I do NOT like water) and my DH and BIL particularly LOVE the coast. In honor of his birthday, I am giving Michael his very own Lighthouse!!

Lighthouse stamp - PSX
Bazzill cardstock
Scrap cardstock
American Crafts Elements brads
StazOn Timber Brown ink

Sunday, September 13, 2009


I'm still working on my Christmas cards, along with cards for Operation Write Home! I'm definitely looking forward to being finished with my cards ahead of the season.

My Minds Eye patterned paper
Bazzill cardstock
Amuse stamp
MS snowflake punch
Fiskars Threading water punch
MM snowflake brad
Ribbon from stash

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Cards for Heroes

The organization Cards for Heroes is now called Operation Write Home - OWH, and they are celebrating their birthday this weekend. They have lots of information on their new and improved blog about how you can participate in this worthwhile cause.

Head on over to their new site Operation Write Home and join in the fun!! They have lots of "birthday presents" to give away too!!

Here's a birthday card I made in honor of their birthday today....

DCWV papers
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Making Memories sanding block
SU "Happy Birthday" stamp
SU star stamps
Studio G star stamp
Colorbok Metal stars
StazOn Midnight Blue ink
Brilliance Moonlight White ink

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Christmas Cards for Heros

So here's a batch of Christmas cards I've made for Cards for Heros. I used a Sheetload of Cards eZine that I have saved on computer. This free monthly eZine is dedicated to helping paper crafters of all levels increase their on-hand card stash one great layout at a time... This layout is the August 2007 eZine.

I just changed up an element or two on each card to make it unique, but you can do all the cards exactly alike if you choose.
s-e-i Alpine Frost papers
Bazzill cardstock
Cuttlebug Christmas trees; die cut and embossing
SU Window Word punch
MM Brads
Kaisercraft gems
McGill file tab punch
Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star pen

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Where have I been?

"Tis the Hero" challenge - Fa la la la la! It's almost Christmastime at Cards For Heros! That means it's time for a challenge!!

The challenge runs from Sept 1 - Oct 15th; note that our deadline for holiday cards is Nov 1, but early birds get the benefit of qualifying for one of our prizes! Last year we mailed 35,000 cards during Sept through Nov, how many will we get out to our heroes this year??

PRIZES! We have some stamp sets and other goodies to share - we'll be showing photos on the Homefront Blog soon!

Note: This year we'll also count non-Christmassy cards - last year we had lots of Christmas ones, but had no birthday or love cards, and a few of our contacts missed getting those! So - of course the heaviest emphasis is on holiday cards, but feel free to add in a few others too!

So, addition to wedding invites, shower invites, personal Christmas cards, I have taken on the challenge of making cards for CFH. I went through my stash and "gleaned" 40 or so cards, and have started making Christmas cards. These soldiers, men and women, put themselves on the line not only for us, but for the countries they are stationed in... DH and I have at least six friends and family who are in the military and stationed around the world. We have many other friends who have family in the military too. This just seems like a small way that I can show my appreication for these honorable, and brave soldiers.

I will post photos of some of the cards I am making soon. If you are interested in supporting CFH, please check out their website.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

White Space

Day 181 at 365 Cards. Today's challenge is "White Space". Keep all decorations (paper, embellies, sentiments) within the blacked out areas of the card.

and here is my "White Space" card...

Bazzill cardstock
Fiskars border punch
Basic Grey Figgy Pudding paper
Unknown sticker
Embroidery floss
Creative Impressions ribbon

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Wednesday is the beginning of Gingham Girl's new challenge! The Challenge is called WORD OF the WEEK, and this week's word is "NEW". Just make a card inspired by the word of the week...the card can have the "word" on it, or can just be inspired by the definition, or just by what the word means to YOU!

My DD had recently given my a stack of brand new Cuttlebug embossing folders! So I used a "new" CB folder, and I even opened a brand "new" package of felt Thickers!

DCWV white core cardstock
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Hero Arts gems
Thickers Felt Alpha
Making Memories sanding block

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Day 177 - Monogram Monday at 365 Cards.....

I just picked up the JustRite DIY Monogram Kit two weeks ago at my LSS. I finally took it out of the box for this card! I love how quick and easy it is to create monograms with this kit! I'll be playing with this some more!!!

Bazzill cardstock
DCWV white core cardstock
Cuttlebug embossing folder
JustRite Monogram Stamper Kit
Fiskars Threading Water punch


A couple of days behind, but here is the Super Sketchy Sunday sketch from 365 Cards.
And here is my card based on Pam's sketch!

Yup, another Christmas card... don't say I didn't warn you!! I am serious about getting my Christmas cards finished well in advance of the season!

I loved this sketch, very creative and fun to work with!

Bazzill cardstock
Basic Grey Figgy Pudding paper
Studio G tree stamp and faux stitching stamp