Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My Top Ten Cards of 2010

Hi Everyone,
I saw this idea and thought it sounded really fun. The idea is to post your Top Ten cards from this year. Over at Manic World of Mrs. Weyremaster they are having a hop. You make a post showing your top cards and link up over there.

This should be fun! Here are my top ten cards. My criteria is: cards that I love and had fun making. Hope you enjoy them.

Oh that was fun! I love making cards!!! Hope you have a great day!
Love ya,

Monday, December 27, 2010

Stamping Vacation Design Team Card

Hi Everyone,
I am back today with another Stamping Vacation Design Team card. Your challenge category is State Your State and the state this month is Nebraska. A great place and state where I was born. For my inspiration, I used the fact that the state flower is goldenrod which is yellow. So, I made an all yellow card. I used a Cardmad Fairy digi image called Chickadees. Cardmad Fairy is our sponsor this month and you could win some of their extra cute images! So, take a look at my "goldenrod" colored card.


CS: Barely Banana (card base) and Crushed Curry from Stampin' Up

DP: Debbie Mumm and K & Company


Inks: Scattered Straw Distress from Ranger

I colored the image with markers and added the background color with distress ink. I layered away and used several Cuttlebug embossing folders. I added some ribbon and some pearl stickers.

I made the inside pretty too...so thought you might like to see it. I used a sentiment from Impression Obsession.

Some fun Challenges for My Little Chickadee:

Stampin B's Design Team: Use ribbon but, do not make a bow or tie it

Crafty Ann's: Anything Goes

The Crafty Pad: Anything Goes

Sugar Sweet Paper Treats: Anything Goes

Crafty Sentiments: Anything Goes

Bee-Crafty: Rough aroung the edges-textures, distressing, etc

Anything Goes Challenge: The Letter C - My letter C item is the Chickadees

Allsorts: Anything Goes

Corrosive Challenges: Bling it On

Victorine Originals: Anything goes

Well, I guess I am all blogged out for today. Have a great day!


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Clean and Simple Stamping Vacation Challenge

Today's project is a Design Team card for the Stamping Vacation Challenge Blog. The challenge is Clean and Simple and use Three of Something. I used a Cardmad Fairy digi for my card called Flirty Fairy. Cardmad Fairy is the sponsor this month and they have loads of super cute images. As you will see...

Isn't she sweet!?? I colored the image and background with Watercolor crayons (Stampin' Up) and a wet brush. The card base is made from Blushing Bride (SU) and I added a layer of Ballet Blue CS (SU). My three of something is: three metallic dot stickers. Here are a few more photos.

This image would make some super cute Valentines cards too. Oh, I know, you just finished your Christmas Cards and don't want to think about any more holidays for a while. Me too. I am burned out on holiday cards. I want to use bright lovely colors and butterflies. LOL.

Here are a few challenges for Flirty fairy:

Simon Says Stamp: Anything goes

ABC- Challenges: K is for Keep it Simple (limit of four other challenges)

Aud Sentiments: Anything goes

Crafty Catz Weekly: Pick Your Choice of a past challenge - I choose Challenge # 38 Let's Go Digital

Hope everyone is recovering from all the Holiday merry making. Have a great day.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

One Layer Card

Hi Friends,
Today I have a One Layer card for you. "What", you say, "A one layer card from you?" Yes, I know, but that is why they call them challenges. The dress form is from Stampabilities. I also used a Floral border and sentiment stamp from The Stamps of Life. (The Stamps of Life will be the Stamping Vacation Challenge blog sponsor for the month of January...be sure to stop in.)

The card base is White CS. The floral border is stamped in Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink from Stampin' Up. The dress dummy is stamped in black ink. I added some pink to the dress dummy with a marker (Melon Mambo from SU). I added some tiny pearl stickers.

Challenges for One layer Dress Dummy:

Simplicity by Late Blossom: One layer card and use a home decorative item.

Crafty Catz Weekly: Use a challenge from the past-#25 White with one other color

Paper Take Weekly: Anything goes

Top Tip Tuesday: Get Embellishing

Etsy Inspired: Ling Glass item -Spirals- Teardrop Stained Glass Pendant

Die Cut Dreams: girlie

So, just a quick post today for a quick card. Have a great day!


Monday, December 20, 2010

Sewn with Love Cocoa Mouse Card

Happy Monday!
Hope you all enjoyed your weekend! I am back today with a cute card using stamps from Sweet N Sassy. It is the ever so cute Cocoa Mouse. For extra inspiration, I used this weeks sketch from The Sweet Stop.

Really cute sketch with the spin of Stitching. So, I got the sewing machine reved up and added a couple rows of a decorative stitch, and some straight stitching to the card using green thread.

Materials: All the stamps are from Sew Happy Cocoa-Sweet N Sassy; CS-Crushed Curry and Certainly Celery from Stampin' Up, Watercolor paper from Strathmore; DP from K. I. Memories; Ink- Crushed Curry from SU,Stazon black, Scattered Straw from Ranger. The paper buttons are made with a Spellbinders Die from Crushed Curry CS and distressed with Scattered Straw ink.

I stamped the image with Stazon and watercolored it. I added some color to the background with Crushed Curry ink. Layered with Cs and papers. I added the stitching before I glued the main section to the card base which is made of Crushed Curry CS.

Cocoa's Other Fun Challenges:

Mark's Finest Papers: color challenge - Mustard, Blue, and Green

Totally Gorjuss: Make a card for Someone Special - a dear friend

Cute Card Thursday: One for kids

Sweet Stampin: Celebrations -I am celbrating having a great friend!

There She Goes Stamps: Button It Up. I used paper die cut buttons.

Hope your day is super special! Love ya,


Friday, December 17, 2010

Wintry Traveling Card

Hi Everyone,
Hope you are happy that it is Friday. I have taken a break this week. I did not make any cards this week...until today. I was a little burned out from all those Christmas cards. So, now I am ready to get back in the driver's seat. That being said, I have a wintry card for you today. All the stamps used are from Artistic Outpost.

My thinking was that the pickup was traveling home for the Holidays. Other materials: CS and ink is Night of Navy from Stampin' Up. I also used a metallic ink from Color Box on the little house and parts of the truck. And I added lots of glitter glue and a sliver jewelry pendant. Here are a couple more views.

Some very fun challenges for Wintry Traveling Card:

Stamping Vacation: Monochromatic - blue

Simon Says Stamp - Blue, Silver, and White

Rainbow Lady's Challenge: Make it a vintage delight

Sir Stamp a lot: Travel the World

Southern Girls: Vintage

Gingersnap Creations: Supply Challenge; Great White North and White Glitter.

Hope you enjoy your weekend. Take some time to make cards...it is good for you. LOL. Love ya,


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Blog Candy from The Stampsmith Challenge Blog!!!

Happy Wednesday!

This is a BLOG CANDY announcement!!

The Stampsmith Challenge blog is taking a Holiday break and offering blog candy instead. The candy consists of a grab bag of Stampsmith stamps, and some other goodies from the design team including some handmade cards.

To enter, simply use our linky tool on the Stampsmith Challenge Blog and tell us about your own little holiday tradition. Easy as pie. You will have until Jan 15th to enter.

My contribution to the candy is three handmade all occasion cards. See the photo below. The cards are all made with Stampsmith stamps. We have the Lovely Audrey, Lucy, and Coffee Gal.

Good luck in the drawing!!

I would also like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a most joyous Holiday Season. Amidst all the hustle and bustle, don't forget the reason for the season. Love ya!


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Stampsmith Card - Paper Pieced

Hi Everyone,
I am officially done with Christmas cards. I still have a few to get to the Post Office, but they are all addressed and ready to go out today. I ended up making about 70 cards. So, as you can image, I am ready for a different theme other than Christmas. Let's change it up today with a card for the Stampsmith Design Blog. And of course I have used a stamp from The Stampsmith. This stamp is from the Audrey Hepburn Full Sheet. I went all purple and lavender with this card.

I stamped the image on glossy white CS with black dye ink. I paper pieced the coat by stamping a second image on lavender CS and cutting out. The card base is made from Lavender Lace CS from Stampin' Up. DP:dark purple from Basic Grey, metallic paper was hand made - I picked it up somewhere. I added a stamped and embossed flower accent (stamp from SU, metallic ink from Color Box). I added color to the flower with Mulled Lavender Distress Ink (Ranger) - emboss resist technique. I added some gold Perfect Pearls (Ranger) to the swirl paper. I used a piece of tulle and a glittery ribbon to finish it off. Here are some more views.

You can really see the paper piecing in this shot. Pretty cool, isn't it?

And one more for good measure.

Fun Challenges for Paper Pieced Audrey:

Totally Papercrafts: Paper Piecing

Alphabet Challenge: G is for glitter - glittery ribbon

Mark' Finest Papers: Paper piecing

Stamps R Us: anything goes

Character Cafe: Glitter - glittery ribbon

Spotted Canary: Mad about metallics

Simon Says Stamp and Show: Tim Holtz inspired - I used Tim Holtz products: distressing tool, Mulled Lavender Distress ink, Perfect Pearls, and lightly distressed the edges of the papers with sandpaper. And emboss resist tech.

Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Sparkle and shine

Sugar Sweet Paper Treats: Anything goes

Hubby Update: Don did not have a good weekend. He was not able to go to work yesterday. He is still sleeping today. (It is early.) Have to see how he feels today. He was just feeling rotten all day Sunday and Monday. Side effect of the Radiation and Chemo. So, I humbly ask for your prayers again. He has been hoping that he would be able to work a couple days a week until the end of next week . Thanks everyone!

Love ya,


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Coordinating Card for BLOG HOP Tag

Hi Everyone,
I hope you all enjoyed the DeNami blog hop yesterday. You can still leave comments to be in the drawing for DeNami gift certificates.

Scroll down for The DeNami Blog Hop.

As promised, I am posting the card that goes with the Birthday Chickie tag. I used the same stamp from DeNami. Here is the card.
The CS is from Bazzill. I stamped the image, colored with Copics, and used a Spellbinders die to cut out the circles. I added a ruffled strip of tulle and some dry embossed CS for the background. The ribbon is from Stampin' Up. Here are some close ups.

And here is the tag and card together.

Fun, fun, fun. Love that Chickie stamp. Now how about some challenges:

Sweet Stampin Challenge: recipe- 3 backing papers, 2 Embellishments(Tulle and ribbon), 1 image.

Card Makin Mamas: Anything Goes

Part Time Tuesday: Birthday only and balloons

Craft Your Days Away: Punch it Out

The Crafty Pad: Embossing - dry or heat

Cupcake Inspiration: Photo ( I was inspired by the colors in the photo.)
Totally Stampalicious: Stampaliciously Simple
Critter Sketch Challenge: No Pattern Papers

Hope you are having a great day. I will be back tomorrow with a Stampsmith card. See you then!


DeNami Blog Hop

Hello Hoppers,
Welcome to the DeNami Blog Hop. I hope you are enjoying all the marvelous gift tags on all the blogs. You should have arrived here from
If you would like to start from the beginning, go to the
And, don't forget to leave a comment on each blog. There are prizes for the commenters!
The blog hop starts on December 12th at 8 AM, PST. However, you have until December 13, 2010, 11:59pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize).
Denami is giving away THREE $20 gift certificates to their website! They will be giving away one gift certificate to a random participant (DT members not eligible) and then also TWO gift certificates to TWO people who comment along the hop!
I have two gift tags for you today. One Christmas and the other Birthday. Lets look at the Christmas tag first. I used a DeNami swan stamp. I made this tag to match a card I made. You can look at that card by clicking here.
I stamped the image with pigment ink and heat embossed. I layered it with some cardstock and added a gold ribbon. Won't this look pretty on a package? Here is a closer look.
My second gift tag is for a Birthday gift and uses a Chickie DeNami stamp. It is very ruffly.

The CS is from Bazzill. I stamped the image and colored it with Copics. I used a Spellbinders die to cut the circles. Then I gathered a strip of tulle and glued it to the back of the tag. I cut another large circle to cover up the back. Here is a close up photo. Aren't those Chickies just the cutest??

I also made a matching card for this tag which I will post on Monday. It is pretty darn cute and worth clicking over to see.
Now your next stop on the HOP is:
Have fun on the hop and don't forget to leave a comment. Thanks for stopping by!