Friday, March 13, 2009

Been gone to long!

Hi everyone, I know that I have been gone a long time and I apologize for my absence. I have missed you all. Life just seems to keep getting in the way of stamping. UGH!!!!
Anyway, back to creating.
I made this card for Flourishes "Timeless Tuesday Challenge." The sketch is by Kimberly Crawford, a very talented lady. I just love Flourishes stamp sets. They are so elegant and the gals there are so kind. You'll have to pay them a visit. You can find them at: Flourishes
Here are the details:
Stamps: all stamps are from Flourishes Lilac stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Always Artichoke and Stampin Up designer paper
Accessories: Copic markers, SU Eyelets, Classic Oval Nestabilities, Rhinestones by Taylored Expressions, Lavender Moon Stain Ribbon by Papertrey Ink, Fiskars Edge punch and Stampin Dimensionals.

Thank you for visiting. Blessings to all.

I made this little plaque for my stamping buddies just because I love them. I made each of them a little different so the two gals who haven't gotten theirs yet will still be surprised. I had so much fun designing this piece not only because it was for my friends but because it had to do with CHOCOLATE! What could be better than that? (tee hee).
Here are the details:
Stamps: Chocolate Delight House- Mouse and I Love Chocolate House-Mouse
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, GP White, Doodle Bug designer paper
Accessories: Copic Markers, Copic Glitter Pens, Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder, Sugared Brads, Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones, Stampin Dimensionals, White Satin and Brown and White Polka Dot Satin Ribbon from Paper Trey Ink, I love this store!Ticket Corner punch, Metal Corners form Bonnies Best,( a wonderful place for embellishments). and last but not least Rain Dot Hearts.

I covered the front and back of a piece of firm chipboard with Chocolate Chip card stock and added a little hanger on the back. I used a piece of my hardware hodgepodge for this.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a blessed day.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Love You

I just love this set form H&M Stamps. I made this card for my friend's grand baby. I love giraffes and this one made me smile! So of course he had to come and live with my other giraffe stamps.
Hope you like it.
Stamps: My Favorite Valentine by H&M Stamps,
Paper: Real Red, Creamy Caramel, Georgia Pacific White.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Copic Markers, Classic Oval Nestabilites, Ribbon, Stickles

Oh Riley, Your so Sweet

Here is the card I made for my husband for Valentines Day. Who doesn't love Riley? Look at him relaxing on the couch with his box of chocolates. Chocolate is definitely the way to my heart. You can find Chocolate Riley as well as many others at They will make you smile! The heart pattern and the layout are listed below with my next card. Thanks for visiting! Blessings.
Stamps: Chocolate Riley, H&M Stamps
Paper: Confetti White, Georgia Pacific White, Chocolate Chip, Bo Bunny designer paper, Core'dinations paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Tag Punch, Stickles, Taffeta Ribbon, Copic Markers, Copic Glitter Pens, Brads.

A Rose for My Vanentine

I made his card for our beautiful daughters. Our oldest daughter is Studying Art in California and our youngest daughter is working and lives at home. I had so much fun creating these cards, but then again, I always have fun making my creations. The heart template can be found here The layout is form a wonderfully talented lady, Sue Nelson. Please visit her at to see her work. Thank you for stopping by.
Stamps: My Favorite Valenitne (H&M Stamps)
Paper: Confetti White, Georgia Pacific White, DoubleMates Pretty Pink, Random Hearts Pink designer paper by The Paper Studio.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Tag Punch, Copic Markers, Heart Rain Dots, Ribbon, Cuttlebug Folder Tiny Bubbles, Cuttlebug Heart die.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Old Fashion Winter

This card was inspired by this beautiful designer paper and mitten stamp. I hung the mittens form one of the ovals cut from Classic Oval Nestabilities. I like it because it looks old fashion and besides who can resist sparkles and snowflakes. Thank you for stopping by
Stamps: Impression Obsession
Paper: Textured Soft Sky, Glossy Black, Basic Black, Georgia Pacific White, Winter Wonderland designer paper. (Dream Street)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Classic Oval Nestabilities, Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones, Felt Flurries, Stickles,
Decorative Corners, Martha Stewart Punch, White Flocking, Copic Markers

Monday, February 2, 2009

One of the gals in my stamping group gave a us a challenge to use this crown stamp and designer paper to make a "Little Work of Art". This is what I came up with. I was laying in bed ( that's when I come up with some of my best ideas LOL) and I thought that a crown needed a frog under it and of course the frog had to have big red lips. Sounds about right, don't you think?

Stamps: Unfrogetable and Lilypads Wheel (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Geogria Pacific White and Fairest of Them All designer paper by Imaginisce.
Accessories: Poly Shrink, Googley Eyes, Copic Markers, Classic Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities and Stickles

Sparkling Winter Wishes

I had so much fun making this card for a friend's January birthday. Winter is one of my favorite times of year and here in Michigan we have about five months of it, so why not CELEBRATE it. LET THE FLAKES FLY!!!

Stamps: Sincere Salutations (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Soft Sky textured, Glossy Black, Shimmery White and Winter Wonderland by Dream Street.
Accessories: Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder, Little Felt Flurries, Swarovski crystal rhinestones, Stickles, Classic Oval Nestabilites, Martha Stewart's Scallop edge punch.
Thank you so much for stopping by.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hi Everyone

Just wanted to update you on my daughter's recovery. She is getting stronger every day and is finally getting the help that she needs. She started her speech therapy and is very tired afterword.
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. It means a lot to us.

I have been able to get into my studio more and hope to post my creations soon. God bless.