Saturday, July 30, 2011

Balancing Act

Life is just a balancing act....

Live it Out Load!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Cat Friends

Have you ever come back to an image that you have colored? Well, that is exactly what I did with this one, I found out that you can really put on the finishing touches to an image that you have colored with Copics.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

One of a kind

I like the sketch just not how I colored the image. Funny how once you get a card all together you either love it or hate it.

I wish I had not drawn a smile on her, she had a blank expression and I wanted to make sure it fit with my sentiment. Now, I think it just looks like she is smirking. Does not really encompass from the heart.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tea for Two

I love the cups in this set, I can easily do a quick card for a friend or a scrapbook page.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Challenge Card - Metallic Edge

This is my challenge card for Julia, I had a hard time designing this card since Julia is a card queen. I really mean it, this lady could design stamping magazines all by herself.

I hope she likes it.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Thank You

Just used a little forgotten technique of paper piecing. I love the pinks in the Lillyanna collection.

I used Beautiful Lace again, so lovin this set. I can not wait till my other Nina B sets get here. Plus, I have new Phyllis and Mabelle sets coming. I am stalking the mailman every day. LOL!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Dog gone it, I miss you!

Dogs are so stickin' cute! I thought this little guy might brighten a friends day. She loves golden retrievers, so hopefully it will bring a smile to her face.

Inside Card:

Friday, July 22, 2011


Boots, always make me think of my Father. See he was a country boy at heart. He grew up in the country but then moved to the city once he married my Mom. He always wore his cowboy boots and western suits to church. I even have a bowler tie collection that was his. He was a wonderfully unique man, that I am proud to have called him Dad.

This card reminds me a little of him, even though the only thing that does is the boots. Missing him.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Mini Card

I saw this technique where you take embossing folders and use them around the edge of the card. As an edge design. I loved it and thought I can do that, I immediately when to play in my craft room.

This is a small image folder that I am not even sure I have ever used. I am glad that it is finaly getting some use.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Your world

I purchased these little tabs over five years ago...Can you say hoarder? I have not even looked at them in over two years. When I did finally pull them out it got me to thinking I need to use this stuff.

I challenge you to pull out an embellishment that you have not used, and use it on your next card. Please share what you create.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Christmas in July

Since over at Savy Projects Blog of TAC's they are doing a Christmas in July week. I thought I should take this opportunity to get a head start on my Christmas Cards. I love this little cute images so it was no chore to pull him out and get creating.

I wanted to do a card that would be good for a kid. I alway tend to do cards to grown-ups but this year I plan to send special cards out to all the little kids in my life.

If you want to start working on your Christmas cards be sure to order your images early.

Inside of Card:

Monday, July 18, 2011

Lots of Time

Do you ever miss the days when you could spend all day crafting? I know I do! Well, some how I was able to spend well over and hour on this card.

It took me forever to color since I wanted to layer it, I colored three to look the same. Then I cut the sunflower out and popped it up. I love this effect and I hardly ever use it. Funny, how things slip your mind when you sit down to create.

Plus, I challenged myself to use supplies and design collections that I have not used in a while. This SWIC collection had a wonderful yellow and pink cardstock in it that I choose to use.

I hope that you could steal some time away for yourself and craft away.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Thank you Card for Friend

I have not sent a card one of my long distance friends in a quite a while. So I whipped up one to let her know that I am thankful for her.

I love this set the little bee is my favorite. Mabelle sets are the best.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Happy Birthday BFF

I made this card for my BFF, see her favorite color is purple so of course that is what I used. She is pretty special to me so this card had to be special. I hope she has a wonderful day, and likes this card

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Missing her

Today is the first day of my daughters Girl Scout camping trip. So, I thought that I would make her a card to give her when she returns. I am missing her already and it has only been hours. How am I ever going to make it to Friday.

I know this image is strange to use on a missing you card but I thought she would like it the best.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tuesday Template 7/12/11

Getting back into the swing of doing the templates, I am not crazy about this sketch but I love how the card came out.

I am loving this set, I would not have choose it but I received it at seminar. And I have loved playing with it. It is totally not my style but I just love the style now. I guess I will have to branch out on the idea of what I like.

Have you ever looked at a set and thought for sure it would not be for you?

Well, hopefully I am doing this set justic because it is great.

Inside for your enjoyment.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Dollies and Lace

Trying a new sketch out, I was not sure about the colors but now they are growing on me. This set has the best image of a dollie. I love it, I can not wait to play with it more.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Savvy Projects Blog hop - Spotlight

Here are a couple of cards I made to play around with the spotlight technique and to also join the blog hop.

Seminar Trade

Here is my simple and quick card front I made for seminar.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Live Simply with out Drama

Wouldn't it be nice to live with out drama. LOL! If that was the case, I guess life would be boring.

Well, it is a nice thought.

Friday, July 8, 2011


Here is the sample card I made at seminar. I love the colors of this one, the Maggie SWIC is very easy to coordinate.

Now, here is one that I did on my own, just playing with coloring. I love the green and blue color combination.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Lime and Pink

I love this color combination, I can not wait to play with these colors again. This was a set that we got an early look at before the catalog came out. I have to say that I was really excited when I realized that it was in the new catalog.

If you do not have a catalog and want one be sure to let me know. I am running a special this month.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Trying my hand at coloring this truck, I have to say hat I had a hard time deciding what colors to choose. And, I am not really happy with the card design. Maybe after a while it will grow on me.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tuesday Template 07-05-11

Simple sketch but one of my favorites. This is a new Mabelle RO set from the Angel Co. Love it and this is just one of the smaller images.

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Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July

Simple little card to wish everyone a happy Independence Day. I really did not have a true patriotic stamp so I transformed a stencil and a group of stars into my version of a patriotic card.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

This is a cute banner we made at seminar, the banner itself is made out of Pemberly Bay Matchbook kit. I loved this so much that I plan to make much more.

Plus, I am going to be getting a class together. So if you are not on my email list send me a note and I will send you my class schedule.