Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bunny Hop

This is a stamp that I just had to order since I think Magnolia stamps are just so adorable, and my kids' are so involved in dance.  I added a liquid applique to the tail, but I'm not sure it shows up well in the photograph.  The sentiment is from the TLC, Create club that just concluded yesterday.  Another club will be starting March 10th.  Yesterday we got 6.5 inches of snow so it is hard to believe that Easter is right around the corner.  I have to tell you of a wonderful thing, my parents bought us a great snow blower a couple Christmas' ago and we have been fortunate.  Our next door neighbor was out shoveling yesterday am and I went and helped him (and I did so a couple weeks ago).  He said that I didn't need to help him that he was alright with shoveling, but I said, "Let me help you finish this up, there isn't much left."  He went through cancer treatment this past year and is doing good and is always asking about my husband.  After I finished, he said, "I owe you."  And I told him, "You don't owe me, there wasn't that much to do."  Then yesterday I had a doctor appointment and ran some errands, I called my husband and was going to pick up some supper to bring home and he told me that the neighbor's wife had been over to deliver chili, bread, deviled eggs and would stop with dessert when it was finished.  WOW- we were not expecting that and it was delicious!!! It is wonderful to have such great neighbors.

Patterned Paper:  Bearly Mine
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  Magnolia - Ballerina Bunny Tilda
Ink:  Memento- Tuxedo Black
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Bunny Hop (Easter club)
Spellbinders:  Small and Large Petite Oval
Bling:  Zva
Flowers:  Zva
Liquid Applique

Tuesday Morning Sketch - Sketch #187
Bearly Mine - Chl 75  Anything Goes

Movie ticket

I'm a little late for the Oscar's, but in time for A Day for Daisies.  The Challenge is die cuts in which I used the Spellbinder label #22.  I was at Archiver's today, and they had some new Prima items that just sent me drooling....and here is one of them.  It is this metal embellishment that to me could pass as a movie reel.  The sentiment is from TLC, Create as well as the great paper.

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  A Day for Daisies - Silent film f
Sentiment:  TLC, Create -  Movie ticket
Metal:  Prima
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Spellbinder:  Label #22

Splitcoast Sketch - SC425

Birthday Raccoon

We have a family friend who I need to get a birthday card out to.  This is a neighbor of my Mother's who son is turning 17.  When my Mom would babysit my children years ago she would get together with this neighbor who had children the same age so that the kids could play together.  Over the years, we have continue to stay friends.  Now that my daughter attends college in that area, she considers this Cody to be like a cousin to her because they have grown up together and now they do things together socially which is really neat.  Cody is on the Paint Ball team and my daughter is the secretary so they see each other on a regular basis.  It is comforting to me to know that she has a male watching out for her on campus.  This is card that I made for Owen.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp: Christine Grove - Birthday Raccoon
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Happy Birthday 2 You (freebie several days ago)
Ribbon:  Offray
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Spellbinder:  Large Circle
Circle Punches:  EK Success

Sweet Stop - Sketch 199
Digital Tuesday - Birthdays

Life is a beach

JUGS has an inspirational picture and I thought it was great since I love nautical items.  I also have a goal to use some of my stamps that I haven't used in some time so I pulled out this one that I don't know how long I've had.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Beachy Keen, Under the boardwalk
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Paper Company, Recollection
Card base:  Paper Cuts
Stamp:  Ink-adink-adoo
Ink: Memento, Black tuxedo; Distress - Old Paper; Close to My Heart - Paper Bag
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (Life is a beach)
Die cuts:  QuicKutz
Border Punch:  Fiskars

JUGS - Ch. 177 Inspirational Picture

ColourQ 178
Paper Pretties -   PWC 247 Strike the Punch

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Fairy Tale Day

Today is Fairy Tale Day and this is a card that I came up with.  Paulette has some wonderful wordart and papers as freebies on her website.  The sentiment that I used today is also from TLC which is a set of four sentiments that are wonderful to have.  The image is from Sassy Studio.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - The things you say
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Core-dinations, Paper Company, Recollections
Stamp:  Sassy Studio - Little Red Riding Hood Honey
Sentiment:  TLC, Create See above for direct link
Flowers:  Prima & Recollection
Circles:  EK Success
Brads:  Paper Studio

Friday Sketch Challenge - Ch. 37

Guylou's BINGO

Here is a card that I started some time ago, and now adapted to fit into the Guylou's BINGO Challenge.  I added glossy accents to the champagne glass which doesn't show up well in the photograph.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Love in any language
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Core-dinations, Recollection
Stamp:  Guylou - Leah at the Cocktail Party
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Celebrate Circled
Spellbinder:  Label #20
Flowers:  Recollection
Button:  My Favorite Things
Circle Punch:  EK Success
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug
Ribbon:  Offray
Bling:  Recollection
Glossy Accent

Sketch Saturday - Sketch #247
Guylou's Inimitability - BINGO
(Bling, flowers,ribbon  AND Bling, glossy accents, button)
Pink Gem - Add a Bow
C4C174 - Texture

Flower petal Wishes

Lili of the Valley has a Challenge for butterflies and I pulled out this stamp "Emma and the Rose Garden" which has butterflies over the roses.  I found this digital rose paper with a butterfly I just don't know the source.  And the sentiment comes from a great set from TLC, Create that has the one I used or butterfly wishes along with eight other wonderful sentiments.  I added a some Martha Stewart punched butterflies around the sentiment.

Patterned Paper:  Unknown rose paper; DCWV; My Mind's Eye
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Core-dinations; Recollection
Stamp:  Lili of the Valley - Emma and the Rose Garden
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - see above for direct link
Rose:  Recollection
Spellbinder:  Fancy label #2
Butterflies & Border Punch:  Martha Stewart
Pearls:  Recollection

Lili's Little Fairies - Butterflies
Totally Papercrafts  - Hope for Spring

Going strong

I saw this vintage image which I think was from Free Vintage Digital Stamps and I knew that I just had to do something with it.  Then, I had this new set from TLC, Create that has 5 sentiments.  I also found some Prima flowers that had some stars on them which I thought were perfect with the moon.

Patterned Paper:  gcd
Cardstock:  Recollection
Stamp:  Free Vintage Digital Stamps - Vintage paper moon
Sentiment:  TLC, Create (see above for direct link)
Flowers:  Prima & Recollection
Ribbon:  Hobby Lobby
Ink:  Distress
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart

Addicted to stamps and more  - Vintage
 Makie it Monday

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Buttons and bows

Torico has this as her free image for the month which I think is "sew" cute.  I added some twine and scissors from my die-namics along with a Prima heart crystal.  Right now, I'm having some problems getting the links to work properly on my computer since I installed a new computer program so I'm checking into that.

Patterned Paper:  DCWV - Crafty Stack
Cardstock:  Bazzil & Recollection
Stamp:  Birdie Brown - sewing jar
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Buttons and bows
Ribbon:  Offray
Scissors:  Die-namics (My favorite things)
Heart crystal:  Prima
Twine:  Natural fibers

Deconstructed sketch - Sketch #90
Birdie Brown - February freebie challenge

Warm cuddle

When my daughter was younger she carried around a blanket that was white (most of the time) with a mint green satin trim called "B".  It was cuddled and washed so that it was finally not much more than a tiny little square.  I have the once large blanket now in a ziplock bag so when Sassy Cheryl had this image it was a must have and so reminded me of Amanda.

Patterned Paper:  My Mind's Eye 
Cardstock:  Bazzil;  Recollection
Stamp:  Sassy Cheryl - Sally and her favorite blankie
Spellbinder:  Large Petite Oval, Large scalloped petite oval
Lace:  Wrights

Sassy Cheryl - Ch. 154 Sketch

Friday, February 22, 2013

Stand on your head

Today at TLC, Paulette has two freebies which are absolutely adorable, one being a vintage image and the other a sentiment that coordinates.  I made my card using these.  I used the simple Splitcoast sketch for this week and then added a Prima flower and flourish to the corner.  I just love these colors which happen to be the colors of the Play Date Cafe color challenge, but I already submitted a card for that, but Little Miss Muffet is also having a blue and yellow challenge.

Patterned Paper:  Teresa Collins
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Baubles by Bri - Little Girl Headstands Vintage
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Stand on your head
Flourish:  Sizzix
Flowers:  Prima & Recollection

Splitcoast Sketch - SC424
Little Miss Muffet - Ch. 55 Blue and Yellow


As if it were a peaceful and calm I have my four cats chasing each other, my husband awakes and turns the TV on and my quiet house is no more.  Well at least this image gives the feel of tranquility.

Patterned Paper:  TLC, Create;  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Kraftin' Kimmie - Akiko
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - M is for music
Spellbinders:  Small and large Petite ovals
Ribbon:  May Arts
Die Cuts:  All that Scraps - Chinese Lanterns

Sweet Wednesday Sketch - Sketch 194 - 5
Kraftin' Kimmie - Anything Goes
All That Scraps - Anything Goes

Yellow pages hello

Paulette at TLC has this vintage image as a freebie which I thought was just gorgeous.  I just colored the phone book pages with Y11, Y21, Y32.  The sentiment is also from TLC Simply Put Set Everyday Greetings.

Patterned Paper:  Teresa Collins
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Call Me Vintage Phone and Phone Book
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Simply Put Every Day Greeting Set
Buttons:  JoAnn's Basics
Divine Twine
Die Cut:  Lifestyle Crafts

Freshly Made Sketch - Sketch #74
Papercraft Star - Ch. 133 Hello
Addicted to stamps and more - ch. 6 Vintage
Play Date Cafe - 170

Unfrogettable day

Well we didn't get quite as much snow as I expected, but we will have about 4 inches when it is all done.  So I will have to go snowplow in just a little bit - YUCK!  I did make a few cards that I wanted to post.  One using Kenny K's frog image for the Circle Challenge.  The sentiment is from TLC.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Happy Go Lucky; 12 months
Cardstock:  Bazzil; Recollection
Stamp:  Kenny K - Fun frog
Sentiment:   TLC, Create
Spellbinders:  Small and large circles, grand circle, grand scalloped circle
Pearl:  Michael's

Kenny K Krafty Krew - Ch. 131 Going Round in Circles
Paper Pretties - PWC 246 - Circle Cards
Splitcoast Color - CC413

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


My cousin just had a baby and her name is Ellieana and they plan to call her Elli.  My Aunt has been waiting for grandchildren and now is so exciting that both her daughters have daughters and they are about 5 months apart.  I used to babysit for these girls so it just seems awkward that they could be married and be Mothers.  I remember making Care Bear items for them, and now I'm looking for baby items for gifts.  I just wished they lived closer so that my daughter could babysit for them so it could be a complete circle, but oh well.  I made a card using one of Krista Smith's adorable images and one of Paulette's free images from TLC from the other week.

Patterned Paper:  Bearly Mine
Cardstock:  Bazzil & Recollection
Stamp:  Saturated Canary - Butterfly baby
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - New Baby
Star Felt Buttons:  New Findings
Lace:  Wright's
Twine:  Twinery
Spellbinders:  Small and Large Petite Ovals

Retro Sketch - Sketch #51
Bearly Mine - Ch. 74 - Lace, ribbon, twine 
Digital Tuesday - Ch. 198 Pink and white

Cat's Meow

This is my last card for Pet Lover's Day which again is using an image from TLC and sentiment from the Cats meow vintage digi set.  See my post earlier today "All ears" about my pets and the images at TLC.  Enjoy your day with your furry ones.
I have included a picture of Nala, our black cat that was by me when I was on my computer this am.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Bah Humbug & Bushel and a peck
Cardstock:  Bazzil & Recollection
Stamp: TLC, Create - Dolly and kitty, vintage
Sentiment:  TLC, Create ( see above for direct link)
Buttons:  JoAnn's Basics
Circle Punch:  EK Success
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart

Tuesday Morning Sketch - Sketch 186
Addicted to stamps and more - ch. 6 Vintage
Totally Paper Crafts - Pets
ColourQ - 177

Purr-fect Day

Here is another card that I made for Pet Lovers Day using another vintage image and sentiment from TLC, Create.  For the top of this card I embossed the it and then lighted used a piece of sandpaper to have the white show through for a more vintage look.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Fragrance of Fall
Cardstock:  Core-dination, Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Boy and his pets vintage
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Have a "Purr"fect day
Border Punch & circle punch:  EK Success
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix

Sketchbook Saturday Challenge - Sketch #90
Addicted to stamps and more - Ch. 6 Vintage
Totally Paper Crafts - Pets
Color Throwdown 230

45th Anniversary

My parents will be celebrating their 45th Wedding Anniversary next week so I had to get their card done.  They happen to be taking a trip to Hawaii for two weeks so I needed to mail it early.  Paulette at TLC, Create had a club in which she made wonderful anniversary panels which I printed on a burgundy colored paper.  I tried to keep it simple and elegant.

Patterned Paper:  K & I
Cardstock:  Bazzil
Stamp:  TLC, Create - 45th Anniversary
Ribbon:  May Arts
Spellbinder:  Small Circle

Verve - VLVFeb2013
Party Time Tuesdays  - 108 Color and Photo Inspiration

All ears

Today is Pet Lover's Day and I have four cats.  If you have seen my web site before, you may have seen pictures of my fur balls.  I have three Siamese cats and one black cat.  Nala, the black cat is the oldest and is tortured by the Siamese cats, then Casio is our male alpha Siamese and then we have two sisters that are Jasmine (Jazzy) and Snookie.  I have worked part-time so Casio and Snookie like to be brushed and drink from the faucet so they will push their way into the bathroom with me.  They just don't understand that there are days that I have to hurry get ready and then there are days that I am fine with all the grooming and doting on them.  I have wanted to give Nala away to someone who doesn't have any other cats, but my husband just doesn't want to part with her.   I feel so badly for her since the sister tend to gang up on her like the brats on the Aristocrats.  The Siamese are sweet and loving to us; however, to each other they are mean.
Please check out the TLC website since Paulette has freebie papers and images today and she also had some on Monday for Pet Lovers Day.  She also has A LOT of pet items in the store.  One of my favorite sets is one for doggy heaven which I have sent many friends cards when their best friends have passed.
For this card I used one of TLCs sentiments with an image from Paulette's daughter Bri which is available through the website also it is Vintage download - Girl, child, puppy.  It is quite a deal so check it out!

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Shoppe - Fragrence of Fall
Cardstock:  Core-dinations, Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp: Baubles by Bri (see above for direct link)
Sentiment:  TLC, Create
Flowers:  Prima & Recollection
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Square Punch:  Creative Memories

Stella Says Sketch - Sketch #130
Love to Create Challenge - All that Glitters

Monday, February 18, 2013

All aboard

Another card with the Circling Sayings Sentiment set from TLC.  I tried to make this a little humorous.  The image is from Mayzy Art called Lorelei. I embossed the circle with the Cuttlebug shell and nautical items and then rubbed it with Color Box chalk.  I used my Die-namics anchor die.

Patterned Paper:  Sweet Stop - Such a crab
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Paper Company, Recollection
Stamp:  Mayzy Arts - Lorelei
Sentiment:  TLC, Create - Circling Sayings (see above for direct link)
Spellbinder:  Large circle
Circle Punches:  EK Success
Die-namices:  My Favorite Things
Ribbon: May Arts
Ink:  Color Box, chalk, Alabaster
Twine: Natural Fibers
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug

There She Goes - Ch. 195 Sketch
Digi Makeover Challenge - Ch. 76 Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Ch. 128
One Stitch at a Time - Make it Girly

What's up

I have to tell you that Paulette is coming out with LOTS of new and wonderful sets.  I have a link on the side that goes directly to her store.  For my card I used a set called Circling the Saying which has five sentiments in circles.  Which it worked out perfectly that this weeks Mojo sketch is all circles.

Patterened Paper:  DCWV- Indian Summer
Cardstock:  Bazzil, Recollection
Stamp:  TLC, Create - Circling the Saying (see above for direct link)
Ribbon:  Michael's
Flower:  Prima

Mojo - Sketch 281
Digi Makeover Challenge - Ch. 76 Anything Goes