Monday, July 30, 2012


Here is a card I made for a bridal shower.  I got some chipboard cutouts by K&Company on clearance at JoAnnes.  I inked the bird with pink and lavender chalk ink.  Then sprayed it with a glimmer mist.  Diana at DL Art is having a wedding card challenge. CLICK HERE to join in the fun

Spellbinders:Labels Eight; Carnation Creations
Ink and gems:Studio G
Tsukineko Sheer shimmer Spritz
Stamp:My Creative Time More Gift Card Sentiments

Friday, July 27, 2012

Thank You with a Summer Theme

I made a thank you note for some blog candy that I won.  Included in the package was this cute surfer boy stamp.  I saw that a few blog challenges are having a summer theme.  So I used Create a Critter for the sun and palm tree.   The tile sentiment says "Where the Ocean meets the Sky"  I find scene cards difficult.  I think i got the proportion ok on this one.  I am entering it into a Summer Fun challenge at CCR CLICK HERE.  Die Cutting Divas are also having a Summer fun Challenge CLICK HERE.  And Tuesday Throwdown is having a Tropical Paradise Challenge CLICK HERE

Paper:Card base-Best Occasions; All other DCWV
Cricut:Create a Critter; Cuttle bug with Tiny Bubbles folder; sand Sizzix 4 Petal Flower folder
Sentiment tile:Cloud Nine
Thank You stamp-My Creative Time-Teeny Tags
Surfer boy-"Surfing Oliver" by Sparkle Creations
Pencils:Prisma Color
Adhesives;ATG; Forever in Time dimensionals

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Shaped Anniversary Card

I made this shaped anniversary card for my parents.  I used "Something to Celebrate"  card function.  I photographed the card lying flat.  When I stand it up it leans to one side.  I have to play around with the bottom. FCCB is having a wedding or anniversary card challenge CLICK HERE for information and to see awesome projects by the DT.
Papers:White glitter base-Core'dinations; silver (beak and feet) Paper Source; all other DCWV  (That's a lot of glitter paper)
Flower sticker:K&Company

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Snowman Box

Here is another recycled IPhone box.  This one has a snowman theme.  I used an older cartridge Joys of the Season.  CLICK HEREl  for details on assembling the box,  I am entering this into a few challenges.  BBTB2 has a Christmas in July ChallengeClick Here for more info.  Diana at DL Art is also doing Xmas in July CLICK HERE to enter the fun.  and Kimberly at My Craft has a Christmas card or gift box Challenge CLICK HERE for inspiration and information
top of box


I attatched the inside plastic plate that has a hole in it to the top of the box.  this left an ugly gap so I hid it with a border.
Papers:patterned-Recollections:solids DCWV
Cricut:Joys of the Season
Hole punch:Punch Bunch; corner punch-Creative Memories
Stickers and borders:K&Company
Hemp:Liz's Paper Loft
Metal buttons:Colorbok
Adhesives:Sook Wang 2" double sided

Monday, July 23, 2012

We just got out dogs their summer haircuts.  I got the idea to post the photos from Shelley at  One of her rescued dogs looks just like my rescue dog

Scruffie our rescue dog

Pooly our poodle who never sits still

Sunday, July 22, 2012


I am running low on birthday cards.  So I made this one to have on hand.  I am entering it into a Chicken Challenge at  Creative Cutter Room.

Papers and Stickers Basic Grey "Shine On"
Cricut::Create A Critter
Adhesive Sook Wang,ATG

Saturday, July 21, 2012


On the weekends I usually pick out all of the recycling from the kids waste baskets.  My daughter was home for a few days and she cleaned her closet.  There were 6 Apple boxes from various iphones, ipods etc.  I even found 2 pairs of head phones in her trash.  There was also a box that had perfume in it.  Here's what I came up with.
 First I covered the box with paper from DCWV I used Taj Mahal and Natural stacks.  I covered the white inner plate then backed it with dark brown.  I used a circle punch by  Punch Bunch       I cut out a triangle for the top and added a medallion sentiment by Making Memories.  The bird is Shapabilities "Bird Sanctuary"to which I added Stickles.  The flowers are Jolees.  I found Sook Wang tape to work the best.

The second project is the enpty perfume gift box with 3 Apple boxes taped inside to separate my ink pads.
2 great projects that were almost thrown away.  Now I am going to collect Apple boxes to put  Holiday gifts in.  May be i will complete one in time for a Christmas in July challenge.

Friday, July 20, 2012


I didn't know what Dita sunglasses were until my daughter said she wanted them for her birthday.  They are very expensive so I am giving her some cash towards them.  She showed me a picture of them on line.  This is my best attempt to replicate them in a money holder  I am entering it into a challenge at BBTB2  They are having a fashion challenge.  I chose the glasses from Forever Young.  I like that the ear part hung down so the card could stand up.
I cut plastic from  recycled cuttleug packaging and put it over black paper.  The leopard and black papers are DCWV, the bronze paper is Paper Source,  I used my ATG gun and the Forever Young Cricut cartridge.


Recently I won some blog candy.  I won a ton of fun stuff from Georgiana at Carsons Creations
I also won a cool punch from Gloria at Girlia's Cards
In Yesterday;s post I made a card using a digi stamp form Bugaboo that I won from Adrian at By Adrian 4 U 
Thank you ladies.  I will have fun using these great gifts.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Here is a fun card, I colored the image while in Mexico.  I won this Bugaboo Image from Adrian  Check out her blog here.  I colored the image using Staedtler Water Color Pencils.  The papers are from DCWV and the brad is K&Company

The kids in Cabo

Monday, July 16, 2012


I had a great restful week in Cabo.  Still doing laundry and getting back into work schedule.  i hope to visit your blogs soon and get into my craft room.  I did work on some digis when I was gone.  But The humidity did funky things to my pencil work.  Have agreat evening

Thursday, July 5, 2012


I made these money holders for some friends who are going to Cabo.  There are actually three but I  haven't finished the third.
The first one is made with Something to Celebrate  It is a shaped card.I shot it against a pink background.  The sentiment says "Cabo SUN Lucas'  I am entering into a sun challenge at BBTB2  CLICK HERE I have rarely used this cart.  The second one is made with my old standby Celebrate with a Flourish
card 1 Something to Celebrate
card 2 Celebrate withFlourish

inside of card 2

Card 1
Cricut:Something to celebrate
 Brad:Eyelet Outlet
Stickers:Making Memories
Card 2
base-K&Company, rest Core'dinations
Gems:Bling it
Border:from an old set
Cricut:Celebrate with Flourish
Cuttlebug with Divine swirls
Sun brad:K& COmpany

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hi Sweet Friend

My mom asked me to make a few cards for her. Yesterday Joanne's had Spellbinders on sale. I got a Shapeabilitie called "Anemone Flower Topper". Love these dies. You stencil with ink while the cut is still in the die
Paper:Solids-DCWV,Core'dinations, Floral-K&Company
Die:Spellbinders Shapeabilities,"anemone flower topper"
Ink:Colorbox  chalk
Stamp:MCT,"Teeny Tags"
Embellishments:K&Comapany, EK Success

Sunday, July 1, 2012


I made this banner for my friends grandson, who loves the San Francisco Giants.  I only had one day to make it.  Luckily I remembered I had a lot of stickers from over 5 years ago when my son played baseball.  Sorry I don't know the brands of some of the stickers. I found the Giants ribbon at Michaels

Papers:Glitter-Core'dinations;black w/ white stripe-DCWV; white w/black stripe and orange Colorbok
Embellishments:TPC Studio and from my stash
Letters:from a kit I got at Costco a long time ago
Cricut:Birthday Bash
Die:Spellbinders Nestabilities "Labels Eight" and "Labels Ten"