23 February 2011

Vellum Overlay

This pretty card is cased from Gretchen Barron's blog. She used some of the SU embossing folders for her cards, but since I did not have any of those I used what I did have....a border folder from the Just My Type set from Cuttlebug. Using card stock weight vellum, I had to run it through a few times moving it over a little bit each time. I attached it to the card along the edge covered by the ribbon. You can make 4 of these cards using only 1 piece of vellum, 1 piece of designer paper, and 2 pieces of cardstock....and a little bit of ribbon. A quick, easy and very pretty card for any occasion. Goggle Gretchen Barron to check out the cards on her blog.

21 February 2011

Happy Cupcake Day!

Happy Family Day!! Hope you enjoy spending the day with those you love....doing whatever it is your family likes to do! My husband is off to help my brothers shovel their driveways this morning after last nights snow...we must have gotten at least another 10 inches! And I hear my daughter Kristen, home on reading break, just getting out of bed. Brittany is also on reading break, but is spending the week on a missions trip in El Paso and Juarez. Another birthday card to share....I like the layout, but not sure about mounting it on the white base, may need to change that. The piece of white twill I used across the top of the card to stamp Happy on is actually a handle from a La Senza bag. I cut all the fabric handles off store bags figuring they would be great for ribbon on cards....putting the reduce, reuse, recycle into practice. Enjoy your day! Maybe I will get to spend some time in my craft room today, but Kristen says we have to play games together all day.....maybe we can make a card together too....probably not!

10 February 2011

Fat Cat Birthday Wishes

Bright and Happy birthday wishes if it is your birthday today, and even if it is not, have a bright and happy day anyway! This little cutie is a Penny Black stamp, watercoloured with tombows. I used the rich razzleberry paper from SU and some co-ordinating paper I found in my stash. Don't remember where I got the ribbon, it is double-sided and matches pretty well. The quote on my calendar this morning says "you can't have everything, where would you put it".... this person has obviously not met an addicted stamper-card maker-scrapbooker!!
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a bright and happy day ..... the sun is shining so that takes care of the bright part ..... the Happy, well.....that's up to you!

08 February 2011

Just tooo Cute!!

Yup....two posts from me this morning! Just couldn't wait to share this cute little House Mouse with you! I stamped this little cutie yesterday morning at a friends house while stampin with "the ladies"...what a fun morning.I had this idea for a Valentines card, and that cute mouse seemed to be just what it needed to pull it together! The paper is a Kraft colour, embossed with CB's Heart Blocks folder. Now I just need to get it in the mail so it makes it on time for Valentine's day....I fear it will be late.

Pretty in Pink

And it snows...and snows some more!
Ol' Mr. Groundhog may have predicted an early spring, but in the meantime we are gonna get more winter...snow and cold!The stamp for this card I picked up at Hobby Lobby thinking it looked a bit like one from the Stampin Up set Artfully Asian....or is it Embrace Life.....(if you use your imagination). So I checked out Splitcoast and found this super easy card. Well it's super easy if you don't mind just winging it, but being the person I am, I had to use my stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure every stem of flowers was in the right spot, and of course the cutting and layer had to be perfect too! I wish I was that much of a perfectionist in other areas of my life. Ah well, always something to work on and strive for.

05 February 2011


Good morning and Happy Saturday!
This cute little chickadee is an Our Daily Bread stamp, and I have to admit this card is cased from their blog. I watercoloured him with tombows, cut him out and layered him on an embossed circle. I choose the music notes for the background paper because of the beauty of the birds songs, which we miss during these cold winter months. Ah well, spring is just around the corner as they say.
Enjoy your day!

02 February 2011

Outdoor Skaters

Another card with the skaters...a little more elegant this time. I used the word 'cherish' as I thought this would make a lovely anniversary or valentine card.
We are certainly getting the weather to enjoy lots of outdoor winter fun! But if skating is your thing, the pond will need to be shovelled first!

01 February 2011

Brrr....it's cold!

Wow, it's cold outside! So thankful to be warm inside with the fireplace on, and a hot cup of coffee.
I noticed my last two posts were on the first day of the month, so since it is the first of February, (already!) I am due for a new one. Since December was a busy month and I was feeling very unmotivated to make cards, I decided to give myself permission to take January off from posting and search through my craft room to see where my mojo was hiding. What I found was that I was looking for inspiration from all my stuff, and couldn't find it there. It had to come from within myself...and there seemed to be an empty spot there. As I sat down at my craft table among my paper and stamps and began flipping through a card magazine I knew what my problem was....my expectations of myself were too high. I needed to be reminded of why I loved to make cards in the first place. It's not a competition and every card does not need to be a work of art. Now that I have ridded myself of that pressure, I seem to be enjoying it so much more.
So....a card. I love these skaters! And since I have a bunch left over from Christmas I switched up the colours and made a birthday card perfect for this time of year. Thanks for stopping by and bearing with me through my 'drought'. Who knows....tomorrow I may even have another post.