Tuesday, February 26, 2008


I was so pleased with this card until I saw the picture. I did not notice the ripples along the top of the card until I saw them in the picture. It's is where the tape gun didn't lay out the adhesive smoothly. It's not as noticeable irl. I took my brayer to it and it helped. Anyway . . . I had fun coloring with my Prismacolor pencils. The Chickadees stamp is from Impression Obsession, the sentiment from Stampin' UP!

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Taken with Teal and Regal Rose

I love this color combination and have been meaning to make a card like this for awhile. I apologize for the rather fuzzy picture. It's been days since we've seen the sun here, and that makes for less than perfect lighting.

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Saturday, February 23, 2008


Love these sketches from Beate! This flower stamp is from Savvy; dp from Autumn Leaves enhanced a bit with the yellow Spica; image colored with Tombows, Copics and Spicas. Sentiment stamp is Lockhart.

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Valentine from Carol

Isn't this the cutest card?! My friend Carol sent me this gate-fold card for Valentine's Day. I'm just getting it posted because my husband and I went to Key West, Florida and only got home early Wednesday, so please forgive me. Anyway, see the little heart on the front of the card? That's what she used to keep the card shut! Isn't that adorable? And she told me the stamp is one of the $1 Michael's stamps. (I think her Michael's gets better stuff than ours). Love it! Thank you, Carol.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

Just a quick "hello" and a "Happy Valentine's Day" to all. This card is for my hubby. I find it so hard to make anything romantic look masculine. Anywho, here 'tis.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


Here are some quick valentines I made using Scrapworks dp, Bazzill card stock, Marvy and SU punches, Palette Burnt Umber ink and a Michael's $1 stamp. Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Onesie Card

Lauren Meador's blog is always inspiring. Her enthusiasm for life oozes from every post she makes, and the talent she shares on her blog is incredible. Recently she created a onesie card and included the instructions for replicating it. You can find that tutorial here. I couldn't wait to try this and love the result. I'm surprised how easy it is.
Recipe: Stampin' UP! Soft Sky, Barely Banana, and Whisper White card stock. Blue Bayou classic ink, Spica clear glitter pen
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Friday, February 8, 2008

Criss-Cross Card

Just a quick post. I'm getting ready for a workshop tomorrow night and thought I'd share the card we'll be making.
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Monday, February 4, 2008

Anniversary Cards

I received this beautiful card from my girlfriend Carol for my anniversary. She makes the most awesome cards, and I am fortunate to have quite a few ; ) Thanks again, Carol.
The Cool Caribbean card is what I made for my husband. No ribbon, no flowers . . . so tough!
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Ribbon Storage

I always enjoy seeing crafters' storage solutions, so decided to share one of my own favorites. I adore ribbon . . . . have a difficult time creating a card without it . . . so my ribbon collection is massive. I kid you not. And the best storage idea for me utilizes Cropper Hopper's Embellishment Organizer and Embellishment Boxes. Each organizer holds ninety little embellishment boxes, so ninety different ribbons! I have eight of the totes and group my ribbons by color. I wish I could say I have all my ribbon stored this way, but I have my Stampin' UP! ribbon together in a tray-like holder within reach of my work area and stacks of shoebox style boxes with holes on shelves all crammed full of ribbon. Maybe eventually I can get it all organized in the Cropper Hoppers . . . a girl can dream . . .
I did make a card today and will take a picture of it in the morning. Thank you for stopping by today.