Monday, June 11, 2012


I made this card for a friend of mine who is going through a lot right now.  I hoped it would cheer her up.  She liked it.

Sorry, it's a little blurry.  I thought I had picked out the best image, but I can see my eyes are not doing well. 

Card Recipe: (all items SU except where noted)
Stamps:  Love & Care Hostess, Sentiment is from JustRite
Paper:    Bella Rose, Kiwi Kiss, Red Riding Hood Red (all retired)
Other:    Ribbon - Kiwi Kiss


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Birthdays Abound

Whew!  Another birthday card.  I have noticed there seems to be an inordinate amount of people I know who have birthdays in the winter months.  I was told it was because spring is the time for love.  Hmmm...  that could be a legitimate answer.  Anyway, I made this card for a friend of mine who also volunteers at Micah.  Her birthday is today.  I will be seeing her on Friday to give it to her.  Here is the card: (Click on the picture to see it larger)

Card Recipe: (all items SU unless otherwise noted)
Stamps:  Flores Suaves (the background stamp under the butterfly), 
               a collage stamp by Inkadinkadoo (no name).  I used one of the
               butterflies on the collage
Paper:    Attic Boutique DSP, soft suede, very vanilla
Ink:        Soft Suede (SU), Memento Timber Brown, Copics BG01, BG05
Other:    Garden Trellis Deep Edge punch (MS), Spellbinders Labels 4, 
              Very Vanilla ribbon, Pearl flowers by Memory makers,

Technique Tips:
I wanted to show you a close up of the butterfly:

      -  This is the first time in a long time that I have used my Copic markers.  I only used two colors.  The little bit of reddish purple you see is actually smeared ink from the stamped image.  I used the wrong kind of ink, but I like the effect!  I think the little pearl flowers really show off the body of the butterfly too!
     I placed Very Vanilla ribbon under the Garden Trellis punch out so that it would stand out more.  It seemed to disappear into the paper without it. 

I almost forgot, this card's layout uses the template from this week's SCS Sketch Number 370.  You can see it HERE  And last, but not least, I also based my design on someone elses card.... yes, you guessed it another Andrea Ewen creation.  You can see her card.... well, you can't see it.  I have searched and searched again to locate it on her web or in her SCS gallery and can't find it.  I had printed out a picture of it for my use and I didn't save it.  Sorry. 

That's it for me.  Have a great week.


Monday, January 30, 2012

January Birthday

The card I am showing you today is a card I made for my Sister-in-love, Julie.  I was a couple of weeks late getting it to her and I had to wait to post it to make sure she didn't see it on-line before she received it.  The wait is over.  Here is her card:

Card Recipe: (All items SU unless otherwise noted)
Stamps:   Happiest Birthday Wishes, Flores Suaves (Inside)
Paper:     Journey DSP by Authentique, Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise
Ink:         Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise
Other:     Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Scalloped squares,
               tempting turquoise ribbon, antique lace ribbon, silver heart charm, 
               two hole slot punch, scallop punch and circle punch
Size:        5 x 5 square

This is another card I cased by Andrea Ewen.  You can find her card HERE  

That's it for me today.  I have another card made which I hope to share with you tomorrow.


Friday, January 27, 2012

Birthday Wishes

I have been studying a certain blog by Andrea Ewen.  Her site is called Ewen Style   I love her vintage, girly, awesome cards.  The card I'll be showing you is one I cased from her.  You can find it on her Splitcoast Stampers gallery HERE  Of course, I changed it a bit, but kept the layout and a few of the embellishments.  Here is my card: (Click on any photo to see it larger)

Card Recipe:
Stamps:   Just Because by JustRite
Ink:           Pool Party, Soft Suede (SU)
Paper:      Attic Boutique DSP, Pool Party, White, Very Vanilla (SU)
Other:      Punches:  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Large Oval  (SU)
                 Daisy (MS), Heart Adorning Accents EF (SU)Ribbon for bow
                 (Offray), ribbon on front panel: Chantilly crochet trim (SU),
                 flowers by shabby chic, dimensionals, glue dots, scor pal

I see that I have lost another reader.  It makes me feel sad.  I understand though.  I know I have not been posting often, but I wish you would stick with me.  I would like to think that when I do post, that hopefully, it is worth the look.     

Blessings and thanks for sticking with me!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Butterly Birthday

I was attempting to make a belated birthday card for my Sister-in-love, Julie.  I wasn't happy with the way it turned out, so, Julie.... this is not yours, lol!  Here is my card:

I was attempting to case a card from Ann Sheffer, aka Pickled Paper Designs  Here is a scanned copy of her card.  I couldn't find it on her blog and I searched page after page after page.  Sorry about the quality.
Now, you can see why I wasn't happy with mine, wah, wah, wah.  :)  I'll have to make a fresh start tomorrow on something new.  Sorry, Julie.  You're card us going to be a bit more late.


Friday, January 6, 2012

This Christmas Past

I know Christmas has come and gone, but I didn't get a chance to post the pictures of my cards.  I hope you don't mind if I do it now.  I only made two different designs.  Here is the first:

This is the card I made for my great nieces and nephews.  This is the card I made for the adults:

I made this card using a tutorial by Sandy MacIver.  You can find it HERE
That's it for me today.  Have a great weekend.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy, happy new year to each and every one of you.  I am looking forward to seeing what God has in store for me this year.  I hope you are too!  I didn't make any new year resolutions.  If I had, it would have been to try and make more cards for posting.  We will see. Keep your fingers crossed! I hate making resolutions and not keeping them.

Since I've been so involved at Micah Ministries, it has been hard to keep up with my card making.  I'll try to get and stay organized this year.  Again... we'll see :)

Many blessings to you all,