Nov 252010

It is Thanks-Giving Day!  I am so grateful for family and friends and for the bounty that will be set upon my table today.

Over at Stampin’ Sisters in Christ, their Challenge #66 this week was to “create a card or project that shows your thankfulness to God.”  So this card is for that challenge.

And I had so much fun using this fabulous Sketch #101 that I found on Mercy Kerin’s blog “Lord Have Mercy”!

Wishing you a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving!


All products used on this card are from Stampin’ Up.

Stamps: Day of Gratitude

Papers: Very Vanilla, Old Olive, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip and “Autumn Spice” DSP

Inks: Markers (used to color directly onto the rubber image and sentiment) Old Olive, Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Ruby Red and Chocolate Chip; Ink pads (for sponging) Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip

Accessories: 5/8 Inch Chocolate Chip GG Ribbon and Earth Elements Buttons

Nov 232010

I just made 120 birthday cards!  Well at least 120 unassembled birthday cards.  Putting them together will be a snap.  And, yes, I should be making Christmas cards.  But I was asked to make the cards for our woman’s church group for next year and well…  I did.

Christmas cards are next!  I think.  lol


Note:  I generally list all of the products used.  However, for these cards I didn’t really keep track as I mixed and matched different designer papers and card stock from my stash.  If you have a specific question concerning any of the papers, punches, etc. just let me know, and I will do my best to find an answer for you.

Happy Crafting!

Nov 162010

This past weekend my DDIL was in a terrible car accident which resulted in a several car pile up on the freeway.  She was very lucky.  Her little Mazda performed beautifully..  the crumple zones crumpled, the engine block dropped and the airbag deployed.  She walked away with only minor injuries.  I thought about sending her a sweet “Thinking of You” type card and am still not sure that that is not what I should do instead of sending this silly one I made for her.  What do you think?  Is it still too soon to be making light of it?  There was one person who was much more seriously injured.

Local News Clip

I made this card with today’s color challenge over at Splitcoaststampers in mind, as well.  It includes Perfect Plum, and Kimber’s favorite color is purple.  So that is why the fire hydrant is purple.  That works. 

Hope everyone has a wonderful week.  Life is so fragile.  Live every moment of it that you can to the fullest!!

Edited: Just wanted to thank those of you who encouraged me to send the card to Kimberly.  I did, and she responded.  Here is part of her response: “Thanks a bunch for the card you sent after my accident! It made me laugh! And it was a very “ruff” day. I’m just sooo thankful beyond words that everything was fine. Well, besides Jeff’s car!”


Stamps: Our Craft Lounge “Pat the Dog”; Stamper’s Anonymous “The Countdown”

Papers: SU Whisper White, Perfect Plum and Cool Caribbean

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”; SU Barely Banana, Wild Wasabi and Taken with Teal; Copics:

(This combination, using the violet colors first, created a close facsimile to Perfect Plum)

Accessories: SU Stitched GG Ribbon (Wild Wasabi pressed in Barely Banana) and Scallop Trim Border Punch; Spellbinders Deckled Oval Nestability

Played in Splitcoaststampers’ Sketch Challenge today.  The Sketch can be found here.

And this is the card I made for it.

However, I did change it a bit.

Because of the embossed background design, the image circle looked much better being centered as opposed to being offset to the left as the sketch shows.  I placed the bow to weight the left side “heavier” in an attempt to disguise it.  hehe

Cuttlebug’s new “Embossing PLUS” folders are so awesome!  They are embossing folders and die cuts all in one!  This is the “Blooming Bouquet” Embossing PLUS folder used on vellum.  LOVE it!!

Finally, congrats to Diane (cookiestamper) who is the winner of my blog candy!

Happy Crafting!


Stamps: Papertrey Ink “Wreath for all Seasons”

Papers: Papertrey Ink “Select White” and “Dark Chocolate”; Vellum

Inks: SU! “Chocolate Chip” and “Regal Rose”

Accessories: “Crochet Lace with Velvet Center” Ribbon; SU! Taffeta Ribbon; KaiserKraft Flatback Pearls; Prima; Circle Nestabilities

Miyuki Sakai “uses her sewing machine like a paintbrush and creates amazing art”.  And this week on Splitcoaststampers her “Sewing Illustration of Miyuki Sakai” is the site used for the Inspiration Challenge #257.  What a beautiful art form!

Here is her creation that I chose to use as my inspiration piece.

And here is the card inspired by her creation.

Lots of faux stitching was inspired as well as the stitched grosgrain ribbon.  Flowers and stitching were added to the inside of the card, and an envelope was stamped with a few flowers and stitching as well.

Be sure to stop by Splitcoaststampers and check out the challenges.  Thanks for dropping by my blog today.  Hope you have a creative weekend.


Stamps: SU “Close As A Memory”

Papers: Papertrey Ink “Select White and “True Black”; Pink Paislee “365 Degrees”

Inks: SU “So Saffron”, “Real Red”, “Garden Green” and “Basic Black”

Accessories: SU “Real Red Double Stitched GG Ribbon”; Flatback Pearls; “Classic Circles” and “Beaded Circles” Nestabilities

Blog Candy!

“Winter Wonders” is a darling little snowman set from The Saltbox Studio.  It’s perfect for some sweet holiday cards.

And the Cuttlebug’s “Seeing Spots” embossing folder can add some fun and interesting dimension to your projects.

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 this Sunday, November 7th, at midnight.

Happy Crafting!


Stamps: The Saltbox Studio “Winter Wonders”

Papers: Papertrey Ink “Pure Poppy”; SU “Whisper White”; Webster’s Pages “Sweet Season” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”; Copics:

(R29 was used to color in the border and edges on the Twinchie.)

Accessories: Cuttlebug “Seeing Spots” Embossing Folder; Inchie Arts “Twinchie Square”; May Arts 1-1/2″ Crocheted White Ribbon; GG Ribbon Stitched with Rhinestones (Michael’s Dollar Bin); Snowflake Eyelet

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