Thursday, December 13, 2012


Sorry my second picture never got included since I was having trouble with blogger not letting me post. Been working on this for one hour now so lets see if this will post this time. LOL. Here is my second card made with  the Michael Strong frame stamp. We where to use any stamp and make a card for yesterday's date. 12-12-12 so here is what i came up with. I also used the white Diamond glitter embossing powder on it. It is by Judi-Kins. So pretty.

 Well got it to post one of them instead of the two of the same...... not sure why two popped up,lol. One of those days.
Have a great day.


First is a Christmas card made for a challenge at one of my groups. We had to use the tree stamp from his collection. This is Michael Strong's tree stamp and i just love how nice it does stamp. I used WHITE DIAMOND EMBOSSING POWDER WITH GLITTER on it. Not sure if it shows up. Then put some jewels on it and a bow. Then layered it onto some more card stock then added a bow for the tree top.


Sunday, December 9, 2012


Here are a few Christmas cards I made this year. Not sending as many this year or making that many either. Hope you enjoy them.

The last two cards are done with a Christmas card making set. The cards are two sided and have the end already cute with the slight scallop. The tree's are hand made. The gold  ribbon is one that I  won.
Well that is all for today. Hands are hurting and have some more cards to make.

Sunday, December 2, 2012


This card was for a swap in my group of MAKE GREETING CARDS  We where to make on using a stamp and some acetate or a piece of plastic, The hard part was finding a stamp to use. I found that using just one word at a time worked best for me. I really like the look of it but need to find an ink that really sticks to the plastic. Hope you enjoy it.

The stickers in each corner are silver and black but for some reason took on a yellow cast.

And here is a Christmas card I made for the Michael Strong group. We had a sketch for this and I really like the sketch and hope to use it more.

 The little tree is made from a circle. I lost the link to it but if you Google folded tree it should come up with some idea's for you.

Friday, November 9, 2012


Here is my card for the month long challenge at Lady Anne's Anything Goes. It will start on Nov.12.And this will run for one month. I have to admit that I had to have my hubby  color it, then I went in and added some extra lines to make it pop a bit. I had trouble seeing it, Hope you enjoy it. I made it for my son in law for his birthday this month. You can find the Digi at  SASSY STUDIO DESIGNS.

I choose Captain Jack Sparrow. Sorry for the little glare but just couldn't get it out.   

Thursday, October 18, 2012


This is for the challenge week of 129 at Speedythe fox site, It is part of the Marksfinestpapers. I just sometime go blank on the name,lol.
I think it needs a flower! 


Here a few of the cards that I have made for the  OPERATION WRITE HOME.   Hope you enjoy them.Most of the stamps used are from STAMP'M UP and won the stamps a while back.


Here is a card I made a while back and totally forgot to put it on the blog. Hope you enjoy it. There are 3 panels to the pgk and each one has three little panes to it of bird, butterfly and dragonfly. I had a little problem getting a clean stamp but that is just me and not use to a bigger stamp.


Sunday, October 7, 2012

Here is my card for Lady Annes new challenge at her site  so come and join us in another new adventure. This is for ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE FOR COTOBER 8TH.

I won this cute little bird from Angela in one of our first challenges. And it is going to be used to send cards to the OPERATION WRITE HOME, for the military folks. Just starting this venture to make cards for them so this one was and easy one.  

Sunday, September 23, 2012


This is the card I made for the COLOR MY MONDAY CHALLENGE over at LADYANNE'S PAPER CRAFTS SITE.  I need to learn how to put a link to it here!! I don't have the picture we where to use, not sure why it didn't save right this time. But it had a lot of colors in it and I choose to make a  Halloween card for it.  Hope you enjoy it.
The stamps are from   MARKS FINEST PAPERS and is the SPEEDY THE CATS DESIGNER COLLECTION.  I think the company has changed now. I won this set over there last year. The bat is a new punch I got and it has a witch's hat,ghost, bat, and pumpkin. I added some pearls that are black to the pumpkin and ghost for deph and a couple of lavender to the boo and the cats hat. Hope you enjoy it.        

Monday, September 10, 2012

Color My Monday

Here is my card for the second COLOR MY MONDAY at LADYANNE'S PAPER CRAFTS.
Here is the picture we had to use for inspiration.
It sure looked like a sunset to me so that is how I used it. I printed it our then framed it with black and use some yellow rick rack and flowers to pop it a bit.
 I am on the design team for this challenge and it is my first time ever doing something like this and I am a little nervous but loving it too.  

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Here is my card for the technique wednesday at LADYANNE'S PAPER CRAFT'S. We where to use a stamped background. Mine is done with  a stamp set from GinaK 's called BOTONICALS.  I stamped the cardstock in aged mahogany then used vintage photo with a stencil brush to add a bit of color to both the card stock and the sentiment. The are distress inks by TIM HOLTZ.  Then added the ribbon and flower. Then added it to a card base. 

Monday, August 27, 2012


Here is my card for the challenge for August 27 at Ladyanne's papercrafts. I made me think of fall so that is what I went with.
I used brown card stock. I layered the leaves on a piece of yellow, then wraped a brown ribbon with a piece of twin on one strip of the ribbon then used a orange flower with yellow in the center.

Here is the picture we used of Running Bear.
Aren't the colors just beautiful!!

Monday, August 20, 2012


Here is my digi challenge. It is called Emily&Dolly. I really could not color this to my likeing so I just framed it in black and put it on a colored card and used some stickers that are 3d on the corners of it. Something simple and did not use a sentiment so it can be used for something at another time.


Here is my card for the color challenge at the LAPC SITE. The colors are  Taupe, Pink, Green and Purple.The colors I used are mostly the pink and green there is a small amout of the purple  on the paper. I got this from a new pack of  12 inch papers by COLORBOK. It is called ROSEWOOD, and the papers are just beautiful. This is a small piece of one page that had the colors in it and I used the lace on the one side. No sentiment at this time  so I can use it for what I may need later.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


We are having a summer theme blog hop for the MSRS group. Here are two cards that I have made. I used his vase stamped on black and embossed with gold. I added some 3d stickers and a little bit of lace at the top.
Here is my second one. Done up similar to the first and using the cute small hemmingbird. I love flowers and books so this sticker is perfect.

Thanks for hoping with us. Below are the others in the hop.

 Michael Strong

Rosie Guiher?

Shelly Schmidt

Deborah Bertholin

Hetty Sanders -----> you are here!

Inge Postma

Joanna Mackintosh

Dorly Weitzen?

Saturday, July 28, 2012


This is for the Michael Strong group I belong to and he has us making a summer card for a July and august challenge. So this is using the same cards that already have the scalloped hole in it and adding some stickers. I was looking for a book sticker but couldn't find any so used a sandcastle one. Looking at it now I see I should have added some of the blue sky to the sun that is in the inner part of the card...... oh well you live and learn as you
I used some of Tim Holtz inks to add the sand color is antique linen and the blue sky is tumbled glass. 


Here is my first challenge that Lady Anne is having on her new site. Come over and visit her.We are to use one layer and one embellishment and her is mine. I needed a thank you card. I already had these great cards that have the scalloped circle so I use a new stamp that says gthanks in that part and just added the ribbon.

Saturday, July 21, 2012


This is for a new blog challenge that Teresa A is starting, sorry forgot her last name will include it in my next challenge,lol. But you are given a digi to use or can use what you want so here is what I made from the digi given to us to use.
I used color pencils and makres on the flower, then used liquid laquer 3d on the water drops. I also did a frame from my Picasa program.

Friday, July 20, 2012

A couple new cards

Here are a couple simple cards I made this week.
The card is for a mingle swap. This one went to a lady named Leo and she hosted it. We had to use gold and glitter. So my new stamp I received from another group, the little vase is what I used. I embossed it with gold the put some dark glitter, a reddish color on it in spots, then added top dry to see if I could set the glitter. I also added some gold leaves to the vase.

This one is for a music swap. I bought these cards already with the circle in them. I embossed it the use some stickers for the music part.

And this is for a girly one for one of my groups monthly challenge's.

Friday, July 13, 2012


After trying last nite to get into my blog and not being able to I was so fed up that I gave up and got a new password and couldn't get in last nite but finally got into it today..........what a huge pain especially since my computer was going so slow. So here are a couple of new cards that I have made.

The top one is an anniversary card for some friends. The card already had the window in it and I just embossed it and added some dimensional stickers. Same for the bottom one but it was a birthday card.    Sorry the embossing doesn't show up very well!

Saturday, June 16, 2012


Here is my fathers day card for this year. I made 2 of them on for hubby and one for our son in law.
This was embossed but it doesn't show up the picture was done in my Pacasa and was layered that way then printed out.

I am entering this into the OUTLAWZ  CAS CHALLENGE CAS061012.

Monday, June 11, 2012


Here are a few new cards that I have made lately and just couldn't post due to a tempermental computer,lol. Enjoy!
This was and ATC for one of my groups exchange. We had to make 6 of them and send them off. The back ground is a copy of a home made box that was a gift to me. The dragonfly is a MICHAEL STRONG stamp.

This is a pink challenge that was on the STAMPTV SITE when they had their party. You had to stamp or color something that isn't nomally pink. So i did the sun!!

This one is for a challenge using inches. So I cut out inch squares from a pretty cardstock and layered them on black card stock.
Well I think I am caught up. Hope you enjoyed what few new ones I have added.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

I made a couple of baby cards for my grandson's teacher! She is having her first baby and it is a boy!! Not sure why but I just seem to over think my cards again so it took me a week,lol. Enjoy!
The card is made with a printed out baby then cut out. I used a Michael Strong stamp that is a frame and cut part of it to add at the top, then added some ribbon to the bottom and placed it at an angle on the card base.

This is the second baby card.
With this I went with blue and green. As you can see the little squares actually has a stamp image of a little baby sleeper on a hanger but they are hard to see........darn. Thats it for today. Hopefully I will make more cards than I have so far this year.LOL!!   

Sunday, April 29, 2012


Here is a sweet card for a birthday girl, I used a digi and colored her in. I made it a girl for this card and gave her earrings and a bow,lol. It is for a challenge on the Micheal Strong group.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


This is a pencil drawing I made from a picture of me and my grandson, he took the picture of us together,lol. He likes to take the camera and turn it on us to see how we look and this one was the best out of all of them. My Picasa editing stuff has some new features on it and this is one that I like to play with.

A couple new cards

Wow been awhile since I posted here so thought I would add a couple of cards I just made last week.

The top one is for a male swap card. I just couldn't come up with much and this one needed something but nothing was coming to mind,lol. So this is the way it stayed.
The green one was for a green challenge for the Michael Strong group. This was hard for me too because I just didn't like any of the shades of green I had,lol. One of those days!!!
The green one is also a side step card. The butterfly on it is a teabag one. 

Sunday, February 19, 2012


I was surprised that this card went together so fast,lol. Seems if I just sit and play things go together better,lol. I have been over thinking my designs and not able to get them to turn out but this one is one of my favorites that I have made in a long time. Sooooo glad it turned out good just wish the picture was better. Oh well that is life!!!!!
The card stock is embossed but not showing up very well.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


This is a simple swap card for one of my groups. We where to use white with one color and have hearts on it. I left it plain so the person receiving it could do what they want on the front.

Sunday, January 22, 2012


This is for a challenge at MGC YAHOO GROUP.  And for January we are to make a cold card,lol. So this is mine. I just embossed it with snowflakes and added a sentiment. I needed a birthday card for the first of February and thought this might work.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


This is my first card of the new year!!!!! Finally got some inspiration......yeah!!
This challenge is called "LOVE IS IN THE AIR"! Well all I could think of was valentines day coming so this is mine for the challenge. The little cupid is up on pop dots to make him stand out some.

A few more christmas cards

Made a few of these with some new embossing folders,added some fed ribbons along the sides then tied in a not. another bridge card. ...