Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Love This Card!

This is a card I totally loved after I finished it! My friend Denise gave me some distressed inks and the Reindeer Flight Tim Holtz die for Christmas. She always challenges me to use all of the items on a card---and I did! As a bonus, I used a couple of Inkadinkadoo stamps that I have had for two or three years and never used!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Wall Art

Before Thanksgiving and the annual craft fair I was darned busy making cookies and made three pieces of wall art. I like the steampunk one the best. But the one that sold was the "sing and make music to the Lord" wall art!

New Card

Here are two pictures of my latest card. The first shot shows that it is made entirely with glitter card stock the second shot shows the true colors. Not sure how much I really like it but I wanted something very colorful and glitzy!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Birthday cards, as usual!

These are two more guy birthday cards for work that I literally threw together last night! The paper with the deer on is is Kaisercraft Secret Bird Society Collection. I just cut out the part with deer, rounded the corners and put some twine on it!
The second card was a little more work! I had to decide what font I wanted to print out for it! I use the b/w paper that I think came free with an order and a Spellbinders scalloped circle die. The car is a sticker.
I might get something else done today. I don't feel very good but have been doing some random computer clean up and card part cutting.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Birthday cards

I needed a couple more birthday cards for September for work. I wasn't sure what I wanted to make until I read the Cuttlebug Challenge blog and cased this card! Thanks Courtney Lee for the great idea!

I know I am not ready to go back to work. I cleaned up a chunk of my stash and know what I want to get rid of, but have run out of time to take care of it. I have much more cleaning and reorganizing to do. Such an addiction! My husband commented the other day that it never ends when I said I needed some new tool! LOL

SU card stock in colors from a couple years ago
GP white cardstock
Cuttlebug Olivia font
Cuttlebug Birthday Wishes embossing folder

Friday, September 3, 2010

Third Thank You Card

Well I cannot get the darned picture to go where I want it to for some reason so it will just be at the top of the page! This is my third thank you card. My friend Sue gave me Tattered Rose and Shabby Shutters, Tim Holtz Distressed Inks for my birthday. I used the colors on her thank you card.

I stamped the image on watercolor paper using Vintage Photo and found a blending pen in my stash of stuff. I used it to paint the ink onto the image. I think the blender pen made the Vintage Photo bleed but I like the way it looks. I used some Peeled Paint and Vintage Velvet to add shading to the card. The stamp is Stampin' Up.

I was pretty proud of myself that I made two cards yesterday! See what happens when I get time off!


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Another Thank You Card

I made another thank you card for some friends who gave me a $25 gift card for my birthday! I opened the mail a few hours before I was going to Craft Warehouse! I bought the Tim Holtz's Winged Heart die with part of my gift card (I had a 40% off coupon so it was a score!). Plus I bought a few other things including Distress Clear Crackle Paint which I am anxious to use.

The three dots at the bottom and on the heart inside the card are red rhinestones which didn't show their bling when I took their picture.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Thank You!

My extra special friend Denise gave me some Tim Holtz's Distress Inks for my birthday and a the gear Cuttlebug folder I have been wanting! She even let me pick out the ink colors myself!

As usual, she challenged me to make something with my new stuff. I bought the new Tim Holtz die Heart Wings while we were shopping.

I cut out the background heart from the Heart Wings and embossed them with the Cuttlebug gear folder. I embossed the raised gears with clear embossing powder and then swiped the hearts with the Distress ink for embossed resist. I missed some spots but I still like how they turned out!

This card is not my usual style but I really like it! The inside of the card would make a great card on it's own!

I used lots of tools on this card!

Tim Holtz dies
Heart Wings
Elegant Flourishes

Martha Stewart border punch
Stampin' Up Bird punch
Spellbinders Lg. scalloped circles

Bazzil brown paper
Basic Grey Kioshi paper

Distress Inks
Victorian Velvet
Frayed Burlap
Stormy Sky
Peeled Paint

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Victorian Card

This is another birthday card for my friend Sue who will be 60. The other card was from all of us at work. This one is from me personally. I have never made a card like this before and really like it!

Supplies used
Rubber Stampede stamp
Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes die
Butterfly Dazzles
DCWV Mariposa mat stack
random paper and embellie

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I have been reading multiple blogs with steampunk stuff. It fascinates me because I love gear type things, flowers and butterflies! So this is the result of a million ideas running around in my head! I like how my first attempt at steampunk turned out. I am on to my second attempt and actually hope to get more cards made sooner.

This was fun!
Supplies used:

Tim Holtz
Distressed Inks
Walnut Stain
Antique Linen
Vintage Photo
Alterations Dies
Hardware Findings
Gadget Gears
Glimmer Mist Chalkboard - Hot Chocolate
random paper and embellies

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Special Birthday Card

This is a card I made for a very special person for her 60th birthday! I have been working on this card for a while. The flower is made from 30 or so layers of tissue paper sprayed with Viva Pink and Fully Purple Glimmer Mist. The tissue paper was cut with Spellbinders Peony dies in three different sizes. The background paper was embossed with Sizzix embossing folder Vines. The leaves are cut from wool felt and are Spellbinders Small Sunflower set. Of course, the white glitter paper is punched with Martha Stewart's Iron Gate punch! Oops, I forgot the swirls at the bottom are Spellbinders Doodle Parts in wool felt.

The paper is DCWV as usual but you can't see the glitter in the white. I glittered the big white brad in the center of the flower with the same type of glitter. Hope she loves it, she is such a wonderful person!

Sunday, August 1, 2010


I saw this brown and yellow patterned paper in a clearance bin and it spoke to me! Of course, if you know me at all, most paper speaks to me. It tells me I need to buy it and keep it forever. LOL

I had visions of stamping a dandelion on the paper but realized I want to own the stamp I was thinking about but don't have it. So I used my McGill punches to make the dandelions and I like the way it turned out. My husband actually liked it so that says something!

The patterned paper with plain brown reverse is G C D Studios and the yellow is DCWV. Ribbon by American Crafts.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Wedding Card

I needed a quick card for a wedding and decided to go simple. I used the Spellbinders Contemporary Heart pendants and borderabilities. I used my favorite sentiment that was in a wedding card I bought
years ago.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Another Birthday Card

Here is another birthday card for work! I found some Prism paper and Petaloo Flora Doodles at our local Party Depot! I loved the maroon and green paper combination and the bright flowers. I used a small piece of pink paper cut out with Spellbinders Labels Eleven and some Stampin' Up Only Orange as an accent. The sentiment is a Studio G dollar stamp. Flowers are my favorite!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Baby Shower Bag and Card

Today is my second baby shower in two weeks! There is something in the water here. There have been 14 pregnancies in my church plus other ladies that I know who are having babies. It is an epidemic!

I only had this morning to create something and I even surprised myself how fast I got it done.

I found some Creative Imaginations Melange paper and stickers last night. I was going to use the other patterned paper from CI but this one spoke to me. The buggy and flourishes on the gift bag are from the bottom three inches of the 12 X 12 paper and the "Rock a Bye Baby" is from the top three inches of the same paper. I matted them on a gorgeous maroon color and cream, added some stick on flowers, from Petaloo,that were cream and pink and I was done!

The bottle sticker inside the card is from the sticker sheet. Grandpa to be plays in a band with my husband, the daddy to be play guitar and mommy to be love funky things!

Thanks for stopping in! Hope your day is wonderful!

Monday, May 17, 2010

...And more...

When I came up with the name for my blog I was envisioning...cardmaking, maybe scrapbooking but not sure what the ...and more...was for! Now I know! I have been doing quite a bit of "and more" and not much "paper stuff". LOL However, I did get some more birthday cards done (last month) for work and I am working on a gorgeous (if I do say so myself!) girl birthday card. Here are the cards I made last month. Most of the paper is from Die Cuts With a View, Guy Stack, with a little of the Indian Summer Stack and a teeny Tim Holtz mini paper clip! Easy peasy!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

New Card!

My friend Denise of Paper Ponderings is having a birthday next week. I decided to let her have her gift early and this is the card that went with it. She is a great lover of teal and brown or kraft! I also tried out a flower I saw on the Cocoa Daisy blog. I was pretty happy to actually get the card done in all the hecticness I have had this year so far and learned a new thing too!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

So much for the new leaf!

So much for turning over a new leaf! Remember the saying: "The best laid plans of mice and men oft go awry" (or gang aft agley, if you are Scottish) by Robert Burns? That is what happened to me.

My mother passed away unexpectedly on January 6. I have been in the throes of dealing with the paperwork and all of the stuff that goes along with someone passing on. I have had a mixture of emotions going through her stuff and remembering who gave it to her, or a funny story that it brings to mind. She still had all of the old books that I spent summers reading and all of the cat "stuff" I had given her over the years. Most importantly, was our reconcilation at the end of her life. I praise God for the opportunity to reconcile.

Once things have settled to an even keel, I still have those plans to make more cards and finish a rather large scrapbooking project I am doing for an "adopted" daughter!

Tell someone you love them!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Birthday Cards

I made more birthday cards for my coworkers! There are many more men than women, so guy cards are in order. I have a friend with a Cricut Expressions. She cut out golf and skier images for me. The golf ball sentiment is created with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. Time to get to bed so I can function at work tomorrow!