Saturday, November 29, 2008

Are We There Yet?

For Mary Ellen's birthday. Mom to adorable Joey, now expecting twin girls! So exciting!
This is another House Mouse stamp, colored with Copics and SU! markers. Card base is SU! Blue Bayou.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Girlfriends on a Bench is from Rubber Romance stamps. The paper is SU More Mustard CS and DP. Colored with Copics.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Close Knit Family

For anyone who knows Marie, you know she's an avid knitter. She also has lots of family hanging around! I love this House Mouse image.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Notecards for Erika

Love playing with the JustRite Monogram sets. And Erika is wonderful about putting up with whatever I create! Thank you!

These are 6 x 3 notecards with envelopes made with SU Basic Gray, Going Gray, Groovy Guava, and Whisper White. I used small scallop Nestabilities for the backgrounds of the monograms. I really love the Polka Dot Basic set from Papertrey Ink, which is what I used here. On one of the cards, I used a Cuttlebug dot border folder.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

49 Days 'Til Christmas!

This is a card for Kristina Werner's color inspiration 29.

Here is my paper-pieced card...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Halloween Mice!

This stamp is called Tweet Treats for All by House Mouse.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Thank you, Marie

Thanks for putting me up and for putting up with me!

Card is SU! Kraft with layers of Whisper White, Bravo Burgundy, Baja Breeze, and Groovy Guava. Stamp set is called Sunburst Dandies from Artful Inkables.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Just Moved!

Change of address cards for Erika - congratulations on your new home!

The cards are made from SU! Kraft paper and the Boards and Beams stamp set from Papertrey Ink.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

But I Need It!

Another card for the shopper! Love the Hanna Stamps. Card is Apricot Appeal and Real Red. Lots of paper piecing on this one.

If the Shoe Fits!

An older card for Erika. The shoes were all punched out and stuck on. How long could this have taken?

Monday, September 1, 2008

Fun with Dick and Jane

Actually, it was fun with Erika and Brian!

"Stella" from the Bella stamps has a layer of Paper Glaze over her.

Here Comes the Bride, Jennifer

Great time at Jennifer's shower!
This stamp is from SU's "She's All That!" set. Paper is BB, Brocade Blue, and White.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Tis the Season!

So many weddings, so little time...
Colors are SU! Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink. Stamp is from Big on Spring.

SCS Color Challenge 177

Might be in a rut here, but I love this layout! SCS challenge this week was using Sahara Sand, Groovy Guava and white.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

One of a Kind

Sweet card CASEd from Pam Smerker. Basic Black and Certainly Celery.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Rubber Romance Divas

These cards are made using some of the Rubber Romance Divas. They are nice and big and fun to cut out and pop up. Love the sweetness of the chef. Intended it for Erin, my pastry chef daughter, but have yet to make her a card with it. Sorry, kid.

Jane and Joan Birthday Cards - 51

The twins are 51! Now the world knows! This is my favorite Bella stamp, Cosmobella!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Birthday Card for Tyler

My grandnephew Tyler is a good target for frogs! Don't know why! I made this black card with chipboard letters and punched frogs for his 10th birthday.

Long legged Bird from Caroline

My daughter, Caroline, gave this stamp and it has become a favorite. It is from Hero Arts. The card is made from SU! cardstock and rubons.

Bird House Card for Marie

My sister Marie is an endless source for inspiration and fun! This was a card to say hello. Birdhouse stamp was from the dollar bin at Michaels. I embossed just a portion of the card with a Cuttlebug folder. Cardstock is from SU!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

By Ones and By Twos

By Ones and By Twos is the name of this SU! stamp set. I just love it! I cut out the onsie and fashioned a hanger with black wire. I crimped a strip of paper for the "paneling."

Let the Cute Begin!

Love to make baby cards. Seems I can't make enough of them.

This stamp is from the "Big on Spring" set from SU! Card is Barely Banana and Whisper White. Love that Cuttlebug Swiss Dot folder. Onesie is stamped twice and popped up.

Kristina Werner's Color Challenge 17

Another attempt at Kristina's challenge. This week she selected Regal Rose, Rose Red, Sage Shadow, and Whisper White. I threw it together after a series of mishaps on another card.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Sympathy Cards

A set of four sympathy cards. I used Chocolate Chip for the base and Soft Sky for the layer. I used the swiss dot embossing folder from Cuttlebug and another small embossing folder for the top layer. The ribbon is from American Crafts.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Ribbon Storage I can Live With!

This is working so well for my ribbon storage. I put the rolls on a dowel through the holes on the sides of the basket and threaded the ends through the front/back of the basket. The plastic bins are made by Sterilite and I get them at Walmart.

Owl Card

Congrats to Daniel, my friend Conny's son, who graduated from Conard High School last month. School colors are red and gray, so the card is Basic Gray with Real Red and WW layers. The owl is from CHF's U R A Hoot!

Marie has Company!

This is the card I made for Marie, which then prompted the card for Kristina's CC 14. Colors are River Rock, Purely Pomegranate, and Whisper White. The stamps are from My Favorite Things Punny Farm.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Kristina Werner's Color Challenge 14

Last week's color challenge from Kristina required the use of Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Ruby Red and River Rock. Both Erin and I submitted cards. I just loved hers! She used one of the house stamps from Boards and Beams (PTI) and the trees are from Lovely as a Tree by SU! Erin embossed the trees and colored the house with Copics. She cut it out and popped it up. I thought it would make KW's top ten. It did not, but my card made it into the top 20! The cow is from MFT's Punny Farm. I stamped it, masked it, stamped it again, and again, colored with Copics, and popped it up at different heights. It is a redo of a card I made for my sister, Marie, who is entertaining a houseful this summer! I'll post the original card tomorrow.

Kristina Werner's Color Challenge 15

I used Whisper White for the base of the card then layers of Chocolate Chip and Real Rust. The hand-torn paper flower was made from Certainly Celery and Close to Cocoa.

Kristina Werner's Color Challenge for this week was inspired by this ad from West Elm.