Monday, August 29, 2011

Last week

It is the last week that my daughter will be living at home.  I made a few more cards.  She has been getting together with friends and has been packing her belongings.  She is planning to try out for the dance team, and has been working with her coach to prepare.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye - Six by Six, Bearly Mine - Dots
Cardstock:  Core-dinations
Stamp:  Kraftin' Kimmie - Clarabelle
Ink:  Memento, black tuxedo
Brads:  Paper Studio
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

Patterned Paper:  DCWV
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Core-dinations, Paper Company, Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Cheer Monkey 2
Sentiment:  Impression Obsession
Ink:  Memento, black tuxedo
Brads:  Recollections
Spellbinder:  Pennants, Grand Circle, Grand Scalloped Circle

Deconstructed Sketch 16
Color Throwdown

Patterned Paper:  Free digital download - Coreen Silke, Winter Romance
Cardstock:  Paper Company, Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Mo Manning - Trinity
Sentiment:  Free digital download
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Ribbon:  Lawrence Shiff Silk Mills
Flowers:  American Crafts
Buttons:  stash
Crystal lacquer on glasses

The Sweet Stop 123
Mo Manning- Back to School
Ribbon Carousel - Back to School

Friday, August 26, 2011

Getting ready for school

My daughter has been getting ready for college and we have been shopping for her dorm room and all that.  She has said that she would like to get mail so it would be something exciting to look forward to, and she said "Mom you will send me your cards, right?!?"  So I have been thinking of what I can send to her.  I already ordered a welcome basket through the college of snacks which I think she will love since she is one to not eat big meals, but does like to snack.  I just found someone to switch days with me so I can help her move in since it is over my weekend to work at the hospital.  So it is getting closer.  Tomorrow we are going to renew her drivers licence since her birthday is in September and get her a new pair of glasses.

Patterned Paper:  Bearly Mine
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Bugaboo - How you holding up
Bling:  Recollections & Paper Studio
Lace:  Wrights
Flower:  Prima

Sweet Wednesday Sketch
Bearly Mine - Bling

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Paper Company
Stamp:  Verve
Ink:  Memento, Rich Cocoa
Baker's Twine:  Divine Twine
Button:  Stash
White Thread:  stash
Ribbon:  Michael's
Border Edges:  Fiskars
Spellbinders: Eyelet Circle:  Small Circle

Mojo 205

Thursday, August 25, 2011

For the birds

I needed to make a card for my Uncle Jay.  He happens to own an island in MN that has a beautiful cabin on it.  We were lucky to spend some time there last summer and were able to see a family of loons off the shore.  They have a very distinct call that they make to each other and it is very loud on the lake.  I added crystal lacquer to the water to give the shiny effect of the lake on a sunny day.

Patterned Paper:  DCWV -Spring Pack
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Meljeans
Crystal lacquer
Bling:  Recollections
Embossing folder:  Sizzix

CPS Sketch 232
Bugaboo - Birds & Bees

Cardstock:  Paper Company, Recollections
Patterned Paper:  October Afternoon
Stamp:  Bugaboo - Chicken Soup Spoon
            Corning Heritage Farms - Chicken Wire
            Sentiment - Close to My Heart
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Flowers:  Prima
Bling:  Recollections
Ink:  Memento, black tuxedo
Embossing Folders:  Sizzix & Cuttlebug

CPS 129
Bugaboo - Birds & Bees
Paper Pretties -Make your own background PWC168

Friday, August 12, 2011

Making history

Kenny K came out with some new images which I think I darling.  I thought it worked so well with this TLC sentiment that is a familiar saying.  Bearly Mine has a challenge to have a charm on the card in which I used this cute flower charm that I had from Charm Me.  With all the flowers I thought it would be good for the Kenny K summer challenge.

close up of charm

Patterned Paper:  Bearly Mine - Vintage & Dots
Cardstock: Core-dinations & Recollections
Stamp:  Kenny K - Eva Pearl
Sentiment:  TLC
Flowers:  Prima & Recollections
Charm:  Charm Me
Spellbinders:  Large Petite Oval & Large Scalloped Petite Oval
Ribbon:  Michaels
Baker's Twine:  Divine Twine

Kenny K - Summer
Bearly Mine- Charm

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

He liked it

My brother- in-law liked his cardinal card.  We also gave him a bird feeder which was red with etched glass that had a rose in it and several bird magazines.  It is not the type of bird feeder that I would get; however, he did like it.  It was an adventure shopping with my husband so that was the fun part.

I made this card for my friend who has been supportive and is always there when I need her.  We are having dinner tonight so I thought this would be perfect.  The background is a fern stamp from Hero Arts that is stamp using the Peeled Paint - Distressed Ink and then I sprayed some water with the mini-mister on it and stamped some more.

Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Recollections, Bazzil
Stamp:  There She Goes - Zoo-Pendous
             Hero Arts-Watercolor Petals
             Lily of the Valley
Ink:  Memento, Black tuxedo, rich cocoa
        Tim Holtz, Distressed Ink - Peeled Paint
Spellbinders:  Pendents, Small Circle, Label #1
Bling for label #1
Mini-mister - water

There She Goes Sketch 119

easel card

Patterned Paper:  K & Company
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Bazzil, Recollections
Stamp:  Mo Manning - Bronte kisses
            Just Rite -
Ink:  Memento, black tuxedo
Spellbinders:  Small and Large Circles
Flourish:  Recollections
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart

Deconstructed Sketch 13
Mo Manning - Easel card with animal/bird

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye - Stella Rose
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  Verve
Ink:  Memento, Rich Cocoa
Liquid Pearls
Bling:  Recollection
Flower:  Prima
Brad:  Doodle Bug
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Spellbinder:  Eyelet Circle, Large Circle
Ribbon:  Offray

Mojo 203

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Ted's Birthday

Today is my brother- in-law's birthday so I made him this card using a Susan Louise Clear.  For more information about this wonderful product, please see the website  The site has a guest gallery which contains one of my cards.  Penny, the artist of the Susan Louise Clears, is a talented woman and I have taken many of her wonderful classes.  I chose the cardinal for Ted since he is into bird watching.

Patterned Paper:  Sherry K Fall Digital Paper
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Paper Company, Bazzil
Susan Louise Clears:  Birds 1
Sentiment:  free digital download
Spellbinders:  Petite Oval Small & Large
Circle Punch:  EK Success
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Ribbon:  Offray

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 113

Patterned Paper:  Stuff to Scrap - A Little Dirt Never Hurt Digital Download
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Paper Company, Bazzil
Stamp:  Pixie Dust - Ski Dude
Sentiment: free digital Download
Spellbinder:  Petite Oval Small & Large
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart

Paper Pretties:  Sketch 165
Pixie Dust:  Anything Goes

Patterned Paper:  DCWV - High School
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Recolletion
Stamp:  Meljeans - Study Owl
Spellbinders:  Small & Large standard circles
Chalk unknown source
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix - Tim Holtz

JUGS Sketch 96
Meljeans - Back to School

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Didn't make deadlines

I was planning to finish several cards tonight to submit for challenges; however, I didn't make the deadline.  The reason was that my son wanted to go see a movie together.  Being that he is 15 and spends time with his friends or playing computer games, I thought I should take advantage of the opportunity.  So we went to see Harry Potter.  It was rather funny that he felt he needed to whisper a few details to me since he didn't think I had seen Part I, but I did tell him tonight that I went to the theater with a co-worker and he just wasn't aware of it.  He about went into shock.  I love when I can surprise him and leave him speechless.

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Core-dinations, Paper Company, Recollections
Stamp:  Mo Manning - Peaches
Sentiment:  TLC
Butterfly Punch:  Martha Stewart
Border Punch:  Fiskars

Mo Manning - Food - Something Sweet
Sketch Saturday

Patterned Paper:  Pebbles
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  A Day for Daisy - Kitty
Spellbinders:  Petite Small & Large Ovals
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon:  Michael's

Create Colour Challenge:  Pink, Green, White

Patterned Paper:  Bearly Mine
Cardstock:  Paper Company, Core-dinations, Recollections
Stamp:  Flower Kiki
Sentiment:  Nettie's free digital download
Flowers:  Prima
Brads:  Paper Studio
Spellbinders:  Small Petite Oval, Small Scalloped Petite Oval
Ribbon:  Creative Impressions

All that Scraps - Anything Goes