First things first. smileyalphabetlani.gifsmileyalphabetiani.gifsmileyalphabetnani.gifsmileyalphabetdani.gifsmileyalphabetaani.gifsmileyalphabetexclamationpointani.gif I’m so glad that you brought your comment over from an email and posted it here on my blog.  That is because the random generator picked #34, and that is YOU!!

34. LINDA FLETCHER  I always look forward to seeing what beautiful creation you have up your sleeve. Thanks for the inspiration!
Linda  Jun 23, 1:22 PM

I will email you to get your snail mail address and get this out to you asap!  Congrats and hope you have some great fun with your new goodies.


Here are 3 cards for 3 challenges.


The first card is for the Stampin’ Sisters in Christ Challenge #44.  The challenge was to “make a card with just words (a sentiment/verse).. no stamped images.”


The second card was for a Clean and Simple Challenge on Splitcoaststampers CAS72.  There was a sketch to follow.  After I finished it, though, it didn’t look all that “clean”; so it didn’t end up on Splitcoast.  I do have a hard time with those CAS challenges.  smileyscratchingheadani.gif



And finally the third card was for the weekly Sketch Challenge on Splitcoaststampers SC285.  But it was completed a little late for the party and was never uploaded at Splitcoast, either.smileyshakingheadani.gif


To emboss the punched corner piece, I first taped it to the embossing folder with removable double sided tape.  This prevented the small corner piece from shifting or moving during embossing.


The sweet little bird image was colored with Copics and then cut out and popped up for some added dimension.


All 3 cards use Inchies, Inchie+ or Twinchies.  I keep learning more about Inchies.  Lisa Lee has written a wonderful and helpful post on her blog all in an inch that helps one tell the difference between the front and back of an Inchie.  She also shows why it makes a difference.

It’s the weekend!  Hope everyone has a great one.smileyflowerani.gif

Happy Crafting!


Card #1

Stamps: SU! “Four Square”

Papers: PTI Vintage Cream

Inks: SU! Real Red

Accessories: Inchie Arts Inchie + and Twinchie; GG and Gingham Ribbons

Card #2

Stamps: Inkadinkadoo “Flower Garden” and “Salutations”; Fiscars “Squarely Sentimental”

Papers: PTI True Black and Vintage Cream

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU! Real Red Craft and Whisper White Craft; Gel Pen; Copic Marker r29.jpg

Accessories: Inchie Arts Inchies and Inchie+; Kaiser Flatback Pearls; Taffeta and Dotted Ribbons; Paper Piercer and Template

Card #3

Stamps: Crafty Secrets “Bird Notes”; (sentiment); SU! Itty Bitty Backgrounds

Papers: PTI True Black and Vintage Cream; Jenni Bowlin “Red/Black Line Ext II” Mini Papers

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU! Creamy Caramel and Chocolate Chip; Copic Multiliner and Copic Markers:


Accessories: Inchie Arts Inchies; Jenni Bowlin Stick Pin; Kaiser Flatback Pearls; Cuttlebug “Four Square” Embossing Folder; SU! Photo Corner Punch; Gingham Ribbon


Bird Notes is such a sweet set from Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps.  And today along with the Formal Squares Embossing Folders from Provo Craft, they can be yours!


The card was made using both the set and one of the embossing folders, but have no fear… the stamp set and folders that I am giving away are brand new and have never been used.


And yes, I got to use some Inchies.  Have I mentioned that I just love those little things?  hehe

smileycomputerani.gifTo be entered into the drawing for the blog candy just leave a comment here on this post.  I will run the numbers through a random generator this Friday, June 25th at midnight PST.

Good Luck and Happy Crafting!!


Stamps: Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps “Bird Notes”; Sentiment from SU! “Amazing to Zany”

Papers: Papertrey Ink “True Black” and “Select White”

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”; Copics:


Accessories: Inchie Art Inchies; Cuttlebug and Cuttlebug “Formal Squares” Embossing Folder; Kaiser Rhinestones; May Arts Organdy Ribbon; Making Memories Black/White Ribbon

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Jun 192010

Even though my own dear father passed away over 25 years ago, there are still lots of fathers in my life.  And I had lots of fun this past week making them all cards for Father’s Day.

This first card is for my father-in-law.


After coloring the buck image with a marker, I took a rag and dabbed a bit of the ink off here and there.  Thought this might give the image a furry look.


Hm-m-m, not sure what I think about it.  Maybe it’s just a matter of a little more practice to get the desired look?

The next two cards are for my hubby, one from me and one from our 18 year old son.



This is such a funny stamp, and I thought it was perfect for a Father’s Day card.


The last two cards are for my married sons who have, between the two of them, blessed me with three beautiful granddaughters.

Gary doesn’t think a family is complete without a dog.  This one is for him.


And this one is for Jeff who trailered away my motorcycles awhile back.  I thought he would get a kick out of this little scene.


When stamping the sentiment on the card, the word “son” was not as straight as I wanted it.  So, I made a little banner and adhered it over the original word.  The banner is raised slightly in the center with an adhesive foam dot.  I actually like it better.  So fun when that happens!


Wishing ALL the dads out there a happy Father’s Day tomorrow!


All stamps, papers and inks (except where noted) are from SU!.

Father-in-Law’s Card:

Stamps: Nature Silhouettes and Teeny Tiny Wishes

Papers: Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip

Inks: Chocolate Chip and Creamy Caramel

Accessories: Cuttlebug and “Iron Works” Embossing Folder; SU! 5/16″ Brad

Hubby’s Card 1:

Stamps: Branch Out, Wonderful Favorites and Teeny Tiny Wishes

Papers: Glorious Green, Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Nouveau Chic Designer Series Paper

Inks: Glorious Green and Basic Black

Accessories: Martha Stewart “Picket Fence” Edger Punch; SU! GG Ribbon and Photo Corners Punch

Hubby’s Card 2:

Stamps: That’s Funny and All Holidays

Papers: Whisper White, Real Red and Chocolate Chip

Inks: Real Red and Basic Black; Memento “Tuxedo Black”; Copics

Accessories: Cuttlebug and “Concentric Stars” Die Cut; SU! 5/8″ GG Ribbon

Gary’s Card (SUO):

Stamps: Man’s Best Friend, Teeny Tiny Wishes and IBB

Papers: Ballet Blue, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Parisian Breeze Textured Specialty, Autumn Meadows and Pawsitively Prints Designer Series Papers

Inks: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel and Basic Black

Accessories: SU! Brads, GG Ribbon, Paper Piercer and Template and Photo Corners Punch

Jeff’s Card:

Stamps: Loads of Love, Loads of Fun, Wonderful Favorites and Teeny Tiny Wishes

Papers: Very Vanilla and Basic Black

Inks: Basic Black and Markers: Summer Sun, Only Orange, Pretty in Pink, Always Artichoke, Real Red, Blush Blossom, Sahara Sand and Basic Black; Copic Spica “Clear Glitter Pen”; Copic T3

Accessories: Michael’s GG Ribbon; Screw Brad

Oh I am so under the wire on this one!  Verve started a new challenge last month called Ready, Set, Stamp where you are to use a specific stamp set.  This month’s challenge is to use “Up, Up and Away”.  I couldn’t resist playing along even though I just recently saw the challenge.

The deadline for submission is in less than 1 hour!  Ack!!smileydogrunani.gif


The larger tree and the sentiment are from other Verve stamp sets.  The balloons have been paper pieced with Basic Grey’s “Cappella” designer paper.


Just a short post today. Two of my sisters are visiting to attend my son’s graduation with us tomorrow.  Good times.

Happy Crafting!


Stamps: Verve “Up, Up and Away”, “Whimsey Tree” and “Wonderful Wishes”

Papers: Papertrey Ink “Vintage Cream” and “True Black”; Basic Grey “Cappella”

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”; SU! “Sage Shadow”; Copics:


Accessories: May Arts 1-1/4″ Wide Light Blue Satin Ribbon

It’s a Red, White and Blue Summer in the CLASSroom.


I’ve been playing with Ranger’s Adirondack Dimensional Pearls.smileypainterani.gif

Oh, they are so pretty!  Hope to see you there.

Jun 092010

It’s here… the time that parents dread but in some ways look forward to at the same time.  My husband and I are becoming “empty nesters.”  Our first son was born 31 years ago today; our fourth and youngest son, Zach, is now graduating from high school.  He has been such a great kid.  We will miss him as he heads off to college in a couple of months.  This card is for him.


This is such a beautiful set from Our Daily Bread Designs called, “As You Graduate”.


The alphabet charms were given to me by a very dear friend who helped nurse me back to health after my surgery last month.  Thank you so much, Janice!   The charms are mounted on a Twinchie.  (If you are interested, you can check out how I got an oval shape from a Twinchie in my latest CLASSroom post.)



Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs “As You Graduate”

Papers: Papertrey Ink Select White, True Black and Terracotta Tile

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Stampin’ Up! Not Quite Navy; White Gel Pen; Copics:



Accessories: Twinchies; Karen Foster Metals Alpha Charms; Velvet Ribbon; SU! Rhinestone Brads, 1-1/4″ Striped GG Ribbon; 1/2″ Circle Punch; Paper Piercer and Template


I have just discovered two of my favorite things combined into one challenge.. a fun sketch and Inchies!!  Woohoo!  The challenge is over on the Inchie INKlings blog and I had to play along as soon as I saw it.  Here is my card for Inchie Card Sketch #7.



And for even more fun, I made another card to make a set.  It’s a different sketch and uses a Twinchie.



I’ve wondered lately what it is about these little Inchies that have so captured me, and I have decided it is my mom’s fault.  My mom was a very talented interior decorator.  Not only did she have a beautiful home, but she also had a beautiful miniature home.  She LOVED miniatures.  When she passed away there were plenty of miniature rooms for my sisters and I to inherit…  I chose the parlor.


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You can see the scale here with the little Bible and glasses from the red velvet footstool now laying on the Inchie card.


So you see, this love for the tiny world is not my fault!  I simply have no control over it!  lol

Hope everyone has a wonderful creative weekend.

Happy Crafting!


Stamps: SU! Good Neighbors and All Holidays

Papers: SU! Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip; Cosmo Cricket “Boyfriend” Designer Paper

Inks: SU! Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, More Mustard, Old Olive and Not Quite Navy

Accessories: Inchies and Twinchie; Hero Arts Red Button and Clear Button; SU! Flower Fusion, Linen Thread and Border Punch

Played along in the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge today.  The sketch is flipped 90 degrees.


Used this wonderful sketch to get started on some Christmas cards.  December will be here before you know it, and my supply of Christmas cards is almost nonexistent.


I’m in the CLASSroom today, too!  Hope you will come on over and see what I’ve been up to with some beloved Inchies.  I just love those cute little things!

Also Ellen Hutson is having a wonderful sale on some fabulous products over in her store.  Be sure to check it out and use the Promo Code WPVSS for a 15% savings!!


Happy Crafting!


All supplies used on the Sketch Card are from Stampin’ Up!.

Stamps: Berry Christmas and Teeny Tiny Wishes

Papers: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and Raspberry Tart DSP

Inks: Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Old Olive and Summer Sun

Accessories: Alpine Ribbon Originals, Petals-A-Plenty Embossing Folder and 5/16″ Chocolate Chip Brad

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