Jan 282010

This card was made for a friend of mine who recently lost a feral cat to kitty aids.  Barbara had been trying to help/save “Harry” for the past several months.


If a feral cat could ever learn to trust a human, it would be Barbara.  She is a kind and gentle soul.


I’m so sorry, Barb.

smileyslapforeheadani.gifMy apologies on the late announcement of the winner of my Birthday Blog Candy!  I closed the comments and went to random.org on Sunday night and then FORGOT to post it.  Well… I’m old.  That’s my excuse, and I’m stickin’ to it!  So without further ado…

Congratulations, Bonnie!  You are the winner!!  I will email you to get your snail mail address.

Happy Crafting!!

#82 Bonnie aka raduse

So I’m a day late and a dollar short wishing you a Happy Birthday Susan. Thanks for sharing your creativity and your grandkids (they’re so cute!) with us all.

Jan 23, 5:53 PM

Today is fellow blogging friend, Christi Milliken’s birthday.  smileybdaycake1ani.gif


When her mom contacted me to see if I wanted to participate in a fun blog hop for Christi, my answer was a resounding, “Yes!”

So HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Christi!!  May you have many many many more.


The jar of 50 primas was made from a baby food jar.  The lid was painted with acrylic paint and a gingham ribbon was attached.  The sentiment and circular floral border are from JustRite’s “Big Occasions Centers & Borders” set.  It is attached with dimensionals.


Your next hop along the way, Christi, is over on Jeanette Fincher’s blog.

Have fun, Birthday Girl!smileybdaycandleani.gif


Oh and for anyone else interested, here are all of the blogger’s  participating in Christi’s Nifty Fifty Birthday Hop.

Check them out!

June Houck  https://simplyelegantpapercrafts.blogspot.com/

Jeanne Tomshack  https://tomshack.blogspot.com/

Barb Walker  https://thebuzzfromqueenb.blogspot.com/

Stacy L  https://impressionsofaribbonaddict.blogspot.com/

Christi Thorsen  https://cici510.blogspot.com/

Cammie (Carolyn King)  https://myblogbycammie.blogspot.com/

Marie Isom  https://isomcre8tions.blogspot.com/

Mary Ellen Harrison  https://abeautifulscrapbook.blogspot.com/

Sarah Masteller  https://sarahspapertray.blogspot.com/

Susan Roberts  https://rainy.splitcoaststampers.com/

Jeanette Fincher  https://jcfincher.blogspot.com/

Elise Durenberger  https://mamacowcreations.blogspot.com/

Happy Crafting!


Stamps: Papertrey Ink “Wishing You” and JustRite’s “Big Occasions Centers & Borders”


Yup.  Today is my (57th!!!) birthday and to celebrate I thought Blog Candy sounded like a fun idea!  Yes?


A pink and green color combo has always been a favorite of mine.  So when I saw these papers with their matching chipboard butterflies, my heart began to flutter.  lol  And with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, these designer papers, butterflies and Prima “Fancies” will be perfect.  Not to mention for Mother’s Day, Birthdays, Weddings…


So the Blog Candy includes:

4 Wood Mounted Stamps: “happy birthday” and “happy mother’s day” both Memory Box; “Happy Valentine’s Day” by Inkadinkado; and “Wishing you a lifetime of love & joy” by A Muse


1 box of (28) Chipboard Butterflies with Gems from K&Company (These are gorgeous!!)


1 package of Prima Fancies from Prima Marketing

4 12×12 pieces of Designer Paper from K&Company

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smileycomputer2ani.gif To enter in the drawing all you need to do is leave a comment right here on this post.  A winner will be chosen using random.org on Sunday, January 24th, at midnight.

Happy Crafting!!

Comments are now closed.

Another wedding and another card made using the invitation.  I love doing this.  It seems to me that the bride will surely like the card if it is made with the very paper and colors that she picked out.. no?  This particular invitation was made with an irresistibly beautiful and shimmery card stock, too, which made it all the more fun.


The invitation was cut to size for the black card base.  A decorative corner punch was used on the two top corners, and a couple of scored lines were made below the image.  Paper was pierced with an Ornare’s piercing tool and template.  The bottom border is punched with Martha Stewart’s “Garden Trellis” Deep Edger Punch.


Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend.  One of my sons (my twin granddaughters’ dad) and his wife that live in Las Vegas went to “Penn and Teller” on Saturday.  Well my son was called up on stage to “help” Penn and Teller with one of their magic tricks.  Now how cool is that!

Happy Crafting!

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Stamps: Artful Inkables’ “Wedding Silhouettes”

Papers: Basic Black and Wedding Invitation

Inks: Memento’s “Tuxedo Black”

Accessories: Martha Stewart’s “Garden Trellis” Deep Edger Punch; Ornare’s piercing tool and template; Silk Ribbon; Fiscar’s “Heritage” Corner Punch; Rhinestone

Jan 132010

This past Saturday was my youngest granddaughter’s 1st birthday.  Here is the card I made for her big day.  I got to fly in and give it to her personally!  Woohoo!


This darling image called “Orson with Cake” was a free download from “There’s Magic in the Air”.  It can now be found at Paper Cupcakes.  It is colored with Copics.


I am still out of town visiting with her.  Hope the guys back home don’t mind “baching” it for a few more days.  🙂

Happy Birthday, {{{Kate}}}!



Stamps: There’s Magic in the Air “Orson with Cake”; A Muse “Birthday Wishes”

Papers: PTI Select White, Raspberry Fizz and “Polka Dot Parade” DP

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”; Spica Orange “Twinkling Like Stars”; Copics:

Orson Body: e70.jpge71.jpge77.jpge79.jpg

Orson Face: r000.jpgr02.jpgc1.jpg

Cake: y111.jpgy191.jpgr43.jpgr46.jpg

Plate: yg06.jpg

Accessories: GG Ribbon

Here are a couple of cards I made using an emboss and stamp technique where only the embossed areas receive any ink.  In both instances the cardstock was dry embossed using a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  Then the embossed or raised areas were stamped.  (Read more about it here.)

On this first card, as in the past, I used the mirror image stamp to apply the ink by running it over and across the embossed areas.



On this second card, however, I used a Paisley Backgrounder stamp.  I first stamped the background image and then applied the remaining ink the same as with the mirror image stamp by running it over the embossed areas.  I just love this effect!



We had a wonderful Christmas at our home.  A last minute decision to have my son, Gary and his family, fly in for a week meant that Santa would be paying a visit again this year.  It was so fun.


We made a gingerbread house and baked cookies.


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Hoping everyone had a bright and beautiful holiday.

Happy Crafting!

Yup I’m still over in the CLASSroom having fun with Ellen’s “12 Days of Christmas”.  The project below was for Day 8 of the celebration, but because of some blog issues I wasn’t able to upload any pictures until now.


However, you still have until Thursday, January 7th to comment on all of the goodies up for grabs.  So if you haven’t been over there… well you really should make the trip!

smileygirlhappydanceani.gifSee you there!!!

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