Saturday, December 31, 2011


Just coming on to wish every one a HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE!!! Haven't been doing any card making for a couple weeks since I have been sick with a darn cough and still have it......... slowly getting better but just not up to making cards yet. Hopefully the new year will bring me some new idea's!!!!! 

We are spending our night with our grandson and playing WII games!

Stay safe out there and have fun bringing in the new year!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011


I would like to take this time to wish all my blog friends and on line friends a MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY HANUKKAH!!!!!!! May your new year be full of love and happyness and good health. 

Sunday, December 11, 2011


These are a couple of quick Christmas cards I made to send! Yea this year has really gotten away from me and had lots of trouble finding what I wanted to make so these are what I came up with.

 The frame around the merry christmas is green but looks black,lol.  

Monday, November 28, 2011


Well the last two images I did I did not post because I was not really happy with them. But this time I am going to so I can see if I make some progress with coloring in the image's. Not something I am good at. On the two I did here I used colored pencils first then went over them with the same color of maker...... I like the way the color is brighter when I do that. But getting it to photograph is some times hard.

The little girl is on pop dots so she stands up for more demention.
Hope you enjoy todays little challenge!!!! It was kinda fun just coloring for a change!! 

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Well I  finally made my hubby an anniversary card just before our anniversary which is today,lol. We have arrived at the 36th one. Wow time sure is flying by!! We had a some what of a great day. I had my lower back go out getting ready to go to dinner at a local Ponderosa. Hurts like heck but my chiro person was only in till 11am so she didn't call back so we decided to go out for lunch!! It was good as usual. But we ended up with a flat  tire after going over some railroad ties and had to fix that at the restaurant!! Well it seems the plug came out of the tire that hubby had put in awhile back so easy fix then we finally got into the restaurant to eat. Then we checked out a new TJMAX store that went in. It was a sorta fast look thru since I couldn't stand up to straight even using my cane,lol. Will be going back for Christmas shopping for sure.
Well we got home and watched the rest of PENNSTATE football game. To bad they lost but they tried. Enough said on that subject because I can get really angry at what is going on there!!!!!! So now for my card and another one that I made.

The top one is the one I gave to my hubby! 

Monday, November 7, 2011


This is a challenge card but didn't turn out quit the way I wanted it too,lol. Trying to get back into making some cards!! It is being a little bit of a struggle..... I'm thinking that maybe I am bored with what I have been making and need some knew idea's!!!! Now that is a thought to wonder over for awhile and see what I can do about it,lol. Well here is the card.
Now I am not sure why I didn't notice that the white square embossed with white glitter embossing powder would not show up even thou there is color in the glitter. Oh well it is a learning experience!!!! 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


This is off topic of making cards but is some really good info on finding people. This is a link to JOHN A HODA'S facebook page that will lead you too his main page of finding lost heirs. He is married to my cousin Gloria and is really good at this job. So if you need help here is a place to try.!/missingheirfinders

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a terrific day!

Friday, October 28, 2011


Well I got some inspiration from an email so made a few cards. Will make more of this layout since it is so easy and fun to do.

This is a way to use my new cardstock with out having to cut to much of it but still make a nice simple card.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Two more for today!

Here are two more made from some new 4 by 6 cardstock pack. These are so pretty that I hate to cut them so I made one card a bit bigger then I usully do so I could use it all.

On the top one I just used the whole page and rounded the corners. It still needs a little something yet! The second one is the whole page. Love the colors in it. I braided a little ribbon to add under the flower.

Some new cards.

I have been in a slump lately so was happy I got a few cards made. Two are for a challenge at STAMPTV and I think these will be it for awhile with challenge's. Just can't get my head into them right now.

The last one here with the butterfly just didn't get a good photo so the embossing on the side and bottom just doesn't show up. 

Thursday, October 20, 2011


This was made for a challenge at  stamptv and I just got it in under the time line,lol. Picture came out a little bleary but I think you get the idea of it.
I am just learning how to make these ribbon braids and they are so much fun to add to cards.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Over at Christy Blog   MY SLICE OF LIFE, is giving away a YUDU cardmaking shop and it is soooo cool! Here is a link to the page  So stop by and say hi and sign up.

Monday, October 17, 2011


I won these ribbons from Hetty's blog  a little while back. They are from FANTASTICRIBBONS.COM and boy do they have lots to choose from. I got 4 rolls free and since Christmas is coming I have been looking for some to make my cards with this year. The picture is a little blurred but I think you get the idea of what they look like.  I think I will start to post some of the things I win from different blogs etc.
The top ribbon is ivory! Thank you Hetty and thank you to FANTASTICRIBBONS in the UK!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011


I saw this on a blog hop awhile back and don't remember who's it was but it was such a cool looking card and she gave a template for it so of course i just had to try it,lol. It's for a friend who had knee replacement this past Monday. I can see these being done with lots of different colors.etc.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


This is for our one challenge at the Michael Stong group to use the colors:orange,black,green and purple. I made a large tag for it.


This is for the outlawz challenge to use stars on your card. So I got these as a free download from PAPERWISHES site. Love their site.This is more of a masculine card and simple.



WOW finally got my new glass's and can see both the moniter and the key board so nice now, yeah!!!
Here is my card for the challenge at MARKSFINESTPAPERS, and you weren't allowed to use and designer papers. 

Friday, October 7, 2011


Wow almost forgot to post this one for the challenge at MARKSFINEST PAPERS. It is to make a card with polka dots. Here  is mine.This was for a baby shower!

Thursday, October 6, 2011


This is for a clean and simple card for the OUTLAWZ CHALLENGE FOR THIER PARTY. You had to use something that you haven't used in a long time. Mine is the little embossed center. They came 4 in this pack and I just haven't used them since I got them. Sorry the center just didn't want to pick up the embossed section!!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


This is going for two challenges! Marksfinestpaper for  Things with wings #74. And Outlawz CAS0925 which is to use just black and white. I have been making some of these crisscross cards so thought this would work out just fine for both. I did emboss both colors with the swiss dot folder but not sure you can see it in the white.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Sketch card for MSS GROUP

This is my card for the sketch challenge at the Michael Strong yahoo group. I really struggle with sketche's so was happy that this one got done,lol.
My brain keeps telling me I should have put the flower on the left but wanted it to show up so put it on the right!! This will be a birthday card. Just need to add that to the bottom of the card.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


The outlawz site is having a big party and you are invited to join in on all the fun! Here is a link to the party. !

Have fun!!!

First Easel card!!!

Well the other day I had to play and see if I could make and easel card. I thinkI found this on youtube also and really easy.Here is the link to the one on youtube.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Well today I have been playing with making a couple of criss cross cards. Haven't done these in a long time. And found a really easy one on youtube!! They have no sentiment yet will add that as needed. Hope you enjoy them. Just using up scraps of cardstock in my stash!

Here is the link on youtube to watch it.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


This is just another fun card using one of  Michael Stongs stamps,  it is the new one  Silhouette Fan  this is such a pretty stamp set. You get 4 stamps and I used the small one twice on this card. The little half circle on the top of the tag then stamped it twice and made the circle on the ribbon. The tag is a new stamp I found at Walmart for 97 cents!! 

Just fun cards!

I am using the colors of orange and blue so will post it today! I used the Michael Strong large and small dragon fly.  It still needs something but not sure what???

Monday, September 19, 2011


This card is being used in two different challenge. One is for MARKS FINEST PAPERS #73. TO MAKE ONE LAYER.  OUTLAWZ CHALLENGE # CAS0918 to do no stamping except for the sentiment.


This is for a challenge at stamptv to make a Christmas card not using the traditional colors, so here is mine done in silver and purple.


Goodmorning!! Today I am sharing some cards i made for sharing with the Michael strong group!! Umm learning how to use the stuff in the compose section.... I was just using the edit HTML part so will see how this goes,lol.   

Thursday, September 15, 2011


This is for the OUTLAWZ challenge to make a card using a song as your inspiration.......well I heard this on a commerical today or somewhere,lol and it was TUTTI FRUITI,LOL. And this is the card I came up with,lot of fruiti colors,lol. And this is Micheal Strongs new stamp. I stamped it twice to make the circle then colored them in with colored pencils, some gel pens with glitter and some clear glitter pen! I also played with the goo be gone again on this.


This is for the outlawz site and your had to use two of anything on your card. On this card I stamped 4 leaves then on the leave on the bottom left and the leave on the top right I stamped them again and cut them out and added them on top of those leaves, it's kinda hard to see the dimension on here. 


This is for Marks Finest papers challenge and you where to use a punch on your card. I used a Martha Stewart punch on mine. I also colored the light house with colored pencils and used some goo be gone on it to blend the color a little. It is the first time tring this.

Monday, September 12, 2011


I saw these colors used on a blog hop this weekend and just had to play since i had the colors! Here is my card!

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Thinking of all the families and those who where lost this day in 2001! Sending up prayers for all of them. May we never forget!!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011


This is for a challenge at stamptv, you had to make the sentiment the focal point, embossed it somewhere, and sew on it. So my sewing is around the squares. It is a simple card too. I seem to be in mood to make lots of simple ones these days.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Well this one was a hard one since none of my pretty papers seem to have what I wanted on them,lol. So I decided to play around and while I was sizing up the paper to fit the card I saw the little strips and have wanted to try a weave so thought why not and this is what I came up with...... The colors where Aqua,Fog(GRAY) and Sand!! Pretty colors if you got them,lol.

Sorry about the picture still trying to learn how to take a good picture and since it is raining out can't go out!!


Here are two cards that I

made using the free digi from The Outlawz free digi section and SANDI HUGGETT made it! You can find hers under SANDISAMPLES on the outlawz site. And she already colored these one so that makes it so much easier for us who don't color very good yet! Thank you Sandi!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


This is for stamptv and you had to use pink and white and you could add one other color. My color is green. This looks better in person then it scanned. Really need to get Piacas added to my computer soon.


Hello this is for the challenge at MARKS FINEST PAPERS and it is to put some bing on your card. So mine has glitter background paper around the lighthouse and some pearls in the corners.

Friday, September 2, 2011


This one was a hard color for me. And this is what I cam up with!

This is an easy layout that I go back to at times when I am having a duh moment,lol.


This is a simple one too use two patterns of paper,1 image and 3 embishments. So my image is the butterfly, the papers are flower and strip papers and the embishments are ribbon,balloon,and the bling on the butterfly and happy biirthday!

Thursday, September 1, 2011


This is for a challenge at stamptv and you are suppose to make a card using only the sentiment. I didn't have a lot of time so made a really simple one.
The one little stone came up in the scanner in the corner, now it looks goofy,lol. Oh well thats life!

Monday, August 29, 2011


This one is for the outlaws challenge to use your smallest stamp and make it the focal point. I hope I did this ok,lol.


This is for two challenges: one is for stamptv. We had to make a card with rainbow colors. STVFRISJD2 and for Marksfinestpapers challenge #70, and you had to use lace.

Looks like it still needs a flower or something on the tag!

Thursday, August 25, 2011


Here is a simple one for this challenge at the OUTLAWZ SITE.It is anything goes! I got the die cute from Paperwishes site as a free download. I stamped the Happy Birthday in green anded a few pearls.


This is for a challenge at the outlawz site for the colors of Sand,Blue and white. With a water aliment in it. So here is my card.It's ok just couldn't come up with much this time.


Here is my first time trying for a beach theme with a new stamp set. It is for a challenge.