Sunday, November 28, 2010

Regal Poinsettia

Well, I don't know which I like better on this card the poinsettia or the beautiful Eskimo Kisses paper.  What do you think?

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Heartfelt Creations Regal Poinsettia Set (HCPC 2291)
Paper:  Cranberry, Blushing Bride, Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses Designer Paper, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Cherry Cobbler, VersaMark with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Prismacolor Mahogany Red Marker
Accessories:  Crystal Effects, 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon in Pretty in Pink, Nesties Labels Fourteen
Techniques:  Sponging, Embossing

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Day of Gratitude Post-It Note Holder

Oh, I forgot to include this in my post yesterday.  I also made a Post-It Note Holder using the new Day of Gratitude Set.

The medallion was inked up with More Mustard then I applied Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler & Cajun Craze with a sponge dauber.

Post-It Note Recipe:
Stamps:  Day of Gratitude
Paper:  More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Autumn Spice Designer Paper, Very Vanilla
Ink:  More Mustard, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze
Accessories:  1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon in Old Olive, Nesties Small & Large Classic Squares, Scor-Tape

Friday, November 26, 2010

Grateful Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.  This is the card I made for my brother and his wife.  I know the Day of Gratitude set will definitely be one of my "go to" sets for autumn.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Day of Gratitude, Holidays & Wishes
Paper:  Mustard, Cajun Craze, Autumn Spice Designer Paper, Very Vanilla, Close to Cocoa
Ink:  Old Olive, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  3/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Kraft, Nesties Labels Seventeen, Decorative Label Punch
Techniques:  Sponging

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for what we have, and what we have been given in life.  I invite you this season to join me in taking some time to actually think about "For what and for whom am I grateful."  I know when I reflect on mine, each entry will carry with it memories of both joy and pain ... new experiences, authentic relationships.

My wanting only ups and no downs is to deny the complexities and realities of life.

I am very thankful for the beauty of nature -
     magnificent mountains ...
     the colorful leaves ...
     the smell of flowers ...
     the roaring of the waves ...
     the setting sun ...
     the rising moon ...

Most of all I am thankful for my health, my family, and for you coming to visit me when you can.

Wishing you all a blessed Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Serene Cove

This simple card was created with my brayer and a Kaleidacolor ink pad. 

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Stampscapes Lakeside Cove Lg., Oak Branch, Reeds Lg.
Paper:  Ballet Blue, Basic Black, Glossy White
Ink:  Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze, StazOn Black
Techniques:  Brayer

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Blog Parties

There are so many blog parties I thought I would make a list of them to share with you. 


Blue Monday @ Smiling Sally
Beautify It Monday @ Bringing Beauty
Brag Monday @ The Graphics Fairy
CraftOManiac Monday @ CraftOManiac
Creative Mondays @ Always Crafting
Creative Monday @ A Twinless Twin
Favourite Photo Monday @ Blueberry Craft and Hobby
Inspire Me Monday @ Create With Joy
Macro Monday @ Lisa's Chaos
Magical Monday @ A Creative Harbor
Make it Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage
Mellow Yellow Monday @ Mellow Yellow Monday
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Mosaic Monday @ Little Red House
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping it Simple
NF Inspiring Photography @ NatureFootstep meme


A Return to Loveliness @ A Delightsome Life
Barn Charm @ Bluff Area Daily
Cottage Style Party @ Lavender Garden Cottage
Garden Tuesday @ Sidewalk Shoes
Hoo's Got Talent @ Night Owl Crafting
Knick of Time Tuesday @ Vintage Style Inspiration
Sweet Shot Tuesdays @ Kent's
Table Top Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Texture Tuesday @ Kim Klassen Cafe'
This Week In My Garden @ The Little Round Table
Transformation Tuesday @ The Ironstone Nest
Tuesday Garden Party @ An Oregon Cottage (seasonal) 

Tuesday Tea Parties...

Friends Sharing Tea @ Bernideen's Tea Time
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations
Tea Party Tuesday @ Sweetology
Tea Talk @ The Teaist (Wednesday)
Tea Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Tuesday Cuppa Tea @ Antiques and Teacups
Your Cozy Home Party @ Cozy Home Scenes


Before & After Wednesday @ The Dedicated House
Blissful Whites Wednesday @ Timewashed
Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters
Let's Dish @ Cuisine Kathleen
Nature in the Home @ Little Green Shed
Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday @ Primp
Watery Wednesday @ Watery Wednesday
Whatever You Want Wednesday @ Free Pretty Things For You
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Wicked Good Wednesday @ The Wilderness Wife
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Photo Gallery
Wordless Wednesday @ Create With Joy
Wow us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style


Alphabe-Thursday @ Jenny Matlock's ... off on my tangent
Cottage Garden Party @ Fishtail Cottage
Creative Things Thursday @ The Vintage Farmhouse
Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Open House Party Thursday @ No Minimalist Here
Rural Thursday @ A Rural Journal
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a daily cup from Mrs. Olson
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Thankful for my Friends Thursday @ The Cottage Market
This or That Thursday @ Deb Duty Photography
Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner
Time Travel Thursday @ Brambleberry Cottage
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage 


Anything Goes @ Bacon Time
Farm Fresh Friday @ Sall's Country Life
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Fertilizer Friday @ Tootsie Time
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Floral Friday Fotos @ Floral Friday
Foodie Friday @ Designs by Gollum
Fresh Cut Fridays @ Rose Vignettes (First Friday of Each Month)
Friday Favorites @ Simply Sweet Home
Fridays Unfolded @ Stuff and Nonsense
Friendship Friday @ Create With Joy
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Inspiration Friday @ The Picket Fence
Photo Friday @ Hollie Rogue
Stampin' for the Weekend @ Stampin' for the Weekend
Show and Share Day @ Just a Girl
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Show Off Friday @ What About
Weekend Blog Party @ Sincerely, Paula


Camera Critters @ Bluff Area Daily
Flowers on Saturday @ Blueberry Craft and Hobby
Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound
Saturday Show Off @ Maleviks Rosentradgard
Strut Your Stuff Saturday @ Six Sisters' Stuff
Weekend Cat Blogging @ Catblogosphere


Let's Get Social Sunday with Evelyn & Jamie
One Stitch At A Time @ One Stitch At A Time Challenge
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Seasonal Sundays @ The Tablescaper
Shadow Shot Sunday @ Shadow Shot Sunday 2
Sunday Blog Love @ Cherished Treasures
Sunday Showcase @ Under The Table & Dreaming
Sunlit Sundays @ My Little Home and Garden
Sunny Simple Sunday @ Sunny Simple Life
Today's Flowers @ Today's Flowers

Vee's Note Card Party @ A Haven for Vee (3rd Wed. each month)

Bloggers Bloom Day @ May Dreams Gardens (15th of each month) 

Joy Collage

I think I may have over did it with the frost white shimmer paint!

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Hampton Art Joy Collage (PS0267)
Paper:  Sage Shadow, Handsome Hunter
Ink:  Handsome Hunter
Accessories:  1/4" Organdy Ribbon in Ivory, Heat & Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds, SU Frost White Shimmer Paint, Nesties Lacey Squares, Nesties Large Classic Squares

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Peaceful Season

Peaceful Season is such a beautiful set and I was very fortunate to be able to receive it.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Peaceful Season
Paper:  Garden Green, Real Red, Christmas Cocoa Designer Paper, Whisper White
Ink:  VersaMark with Gold Embossing Powder
Accessories:  1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon in Real Red, Gold Brad, Poinsettia Flowers by Hero Arts, Nesties Small & Large Classic Rectangles

Monday, November 15, 2010

Snow Swirled in Cranberry

Oh, I really like this cranberry paper with the new blushing bride.  The tree is embossed in gold with some pretty pink pearls.  The star on top sparkles with a clear rhinestone.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Snow Swirled, Four the Holidays
Paper:  Cranberry, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla
Ink:  VersaMark with Gold Embossing Powder, Bravo Burgundy
Accessories:  Basic Grey Opaline Pearls in Blush, Kaiser Clear Rhinestones, Nesties Small & Large Classic Rectangles, Large Long Rectangles & Large Long Scalloped Rectangles
Techniques:  Embossing

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Tree Trimmings

This is a card I started last year and for some reason never assembled it.  It was thrown into my project box only to be found the other day.  I have no idea where the card recipe went for it so I tried to recreate one.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Tree Trimmings, Flourishes All That Glitters
Paper:  Naturals White, Vintage Violet
Ink:  Distressed Pine Needles, Pixie Pink?, Adirondack Purple Twilight, Ballet Blue?, Brilliance Starlite Silver
Accessories:  Iridescent Ice EP, Angel Wings Shimmerz Paint

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Nature is the Art of God

This card was created with a simple brayered background.  I love the autumn colors and thought this sentiment went perfect with it.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Impression Obsession Art of God Stamp (C5055), Touch of Nature
Paper:  Factory Green, Basic Black, Glossy White
Ink:  Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves, StazOn Black, StazOn Olive Green
Techniques:  Brayer

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


As you probably all know, SCS recently held their Hope You Can Cling To card drive to benefit patients being treated for breast cancer.  They also offered different card challenges to the participants.

I entered a card for the HYCCT14 challenge and I am thrilled to say I won a $25.00 shopping spree to Cat's Pajamas!  Yes, I finally won something ... lol.

I would like to thank everyone at SCS and all the prize donors for their amazing generosity.  This is such a wonderful cause and I'm glad I could be a part of it.

Here is the link to the card.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Reindeer for the Holidays

I like the simplicity of this card.  I used the Stampers Anonymous Mini Holidays set.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Stampers Anonymous Mini Holidays (CMS 066)
Paper:  Rubber Soul Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Green (Unknown), Brushed Gold, Very Vanilla
Ink:  VersaMark with Gold Embossing Powder, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Nesties Small & Large Classic Rectangles
Techniques:  Sponging, Embossing

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Pines

This card is based on Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas.  I always enjoy using the Alcohol Ink Technique.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Stampers Anonymous Reindeer Flight (CMS 052), Lexicon of Love
Paper:  Confetti White, Bordering Blue, Glossy White
Ink:  Adirondack Alcohol Inks - Denim, Stream, Stonewashed, Slate, Eggplant, Silver Mixative, StazOn Black
Accessories:  Creative Impressions Snowflake Brad, Tim Holtz idea-ology Grungeboard, Long Fasteners & Washers, Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl Embossing Folder, Rub-Ons 
Techniques:  Alcohol Ink Technique

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Swan with Pink Toile Blossoms

This card was made for someone who loves pink!  I hope she likes it.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Swan Song by Firecracker Designs, Toile Blossoms, Well Scripted
Paper:  Memory Box Petal Pink, DCWV The Luxury Stack Designer Paper, Whisper White
Ink:  StazOn Black, Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink, Mellow Moss, Prismacolor Goldenrod Marker, Copic Powder Blue Marker, VersaMark with Silver EP
Accessories:  Sky Blue Shimmerz Paint, Kaiser Clear Rhinestones, Nesties Labels One, Tim Holtz On the Edge Brackets Die
Techniques:  Blender Pen

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sweet Treats Tins

This year I wanted to include a little something with my Halloween cards so I made up a bunch of these candy tins.

The clear top hinged tins are from Papertrey Ink as well as the Spooky Sweets II stamp set.  The purple tin is filled with Hershey's kisses and the orange tin has Hershey's nuggets.

I hope everyone loved their spooky and creepy treats!

Tin Recipe:
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink Spooky Sweets II
Paper:  Bazzill Bouquet, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black, Adirondack Purple Twilight, Tangerine Tango
Accessories:  Clear Top Hinged Tins, Martha Stewart Trick or Treat Ribbon, Spider Web Ribbon, Sizzix Fall Set #4 Die, Nesties Halloween Scenes & Shapes, Nesties Small Circles
Techniques:  Candy Tins

From the Crypt

I can finally post the rest of my Halloween cards and I got to use my From the Crypt set!  I received it last year for my birthday, which just happens to be today (the day after Halloween) so I wasn't able to use it.

I really like the way the skull came out.  I don't know if you can see it very well in the photo, but I added crackle accents to it.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  From the Crypt, Memory Box Co. Web Crawler, Martha Stewart Spooky Phrase Stamp Set
Paper:  Black Linen, Momenta Silver Distress, Whisper White
Ink:  Basic Black, Basic Gray
Accessories:  Vintage Brads, Recollections Metal Skull Brad, Spider Web Ribbon, Inkssentials Crackle Accents, Cuttlebug Spider Web Embossing Folder, Nesties Labels Two, Silver Spica Pen, Silver Bells Shimmerz Paint
Techniques:  Sponging
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