Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

I want to wish all my blogging friends a very Happy and prosperous New Year! I thought I would share what it looks like outside my shop window! It's really pretty to look at but it's freezing cold! Stay warm and have a great day!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Endless Fun!

Good Morning!
The snow is still coming...UGGH! It is lighter and fluffy, a little easier to move around! It is supposed to slow down and turn really cold. I think I will lock myself in the house this weekend and put Christmas away!
This card is just plain fun and super easy. I have several pictures to show you. It's called an endless card. I saw one at Paper Pleasing Ideas.
I couldn't wait for a tutorial so I googled it and found this utube tutorial. This was super easy to put together! So much fun to see peoples faces when you show it to them!
The card ends up being a 6x6 size. My paper is all SU and the stamps are from some candy I won, but have no company name on them!
I've made another one for a valentine and have embellished it some. I will show you that one soon! The last time you fold this card it brings you back to the very first picture you saw ! I need to learn how to use my video camera! That's it for today! Stay warm and dry!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Let the Paper do the Work! LOL!

Good Morning!
We are in the middle of a HUGE snow storm! We are getting an inch an hour of snow until 4pm. That's like 11hrs! UGGGGH!
Looks like I will be doing some plowing! We are also having 25mph winds  YUCK! Then we are plummeting to subzero temps ...
Ok onto my super simple,plain card! I love the dp, it totally takes care of itself! I simply added a sentiment and there you have it! I really should have added a layer of perfect plum behind the dp.... oh well, it is what it is! Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Good Morning,
I have a bright fun birthday card to share today! SU has some really fun things coming out in the new mini. This cupcake is one of those! There is even a punch to match and  make is super easy!
My card base is whisper white layered with real read and embossed whisper white. Washington Apple dp adds all the fun color. This is a perfect card for one of my gkids!
Back to work today :-( It's another short week though!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Mojo 171

I'm back with a Mojo card can you believe it?
My card base is whisper white layered with real
red and love impressions dp (coming in the new mini)
My focal image is from love you much. Gotta run! 

Birds of a Feather!

Good Morning!
Silly name for my card... but it's all I could come up with. This card is one of those ones that the paper did all the work! The only thing stamped is the sentiment from well scripted. My card base is early espresso layered with soft sage and dp from a mat stack. Short and sweet today.... have to run some errands. Have a super great day!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Where is Spring?

Good Morning!
Christmas is over.... where is spring? That's how I feel every year! Christmas is the high point of the year and now it's time for warm weather and sunshine :0)) We had a wonderful Christmas, friends and family in and out all day long! DH is doing super great and we're ready for the new year!
My little sis Carol was here and we got to stamp. It always helps having someone to play with to get your Mojo - a - goin! I made 6 cards.... SO fun! Hope to get to play more today before company comes again!
My card base is whisper white layered with perfect plum and dp from a mat stack. The butterfly is from flight of the butterflies. I cased this card... You should check out My Stamping Addiction, this gal is amazing!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas from all the Roses!

Good Morning!
Merry Christmas Eve! My card today is for our Rose challenge. Olga-Rose set the challenge this month and wanted us to show the true meaning of Christmas. We all know Christ is the true meaning of Christmas and only Christ can give us that perfect peace and joy. I have had several times in my life when I have been filled with the peace that passes all understanding. When there are trials the Lord always gives me peace to make it through! Be sure and check out what the rest of the Rose's came up with. You can find their links on my side bar!

Here's wishing all of the lovely Roses's and my wonderful followers a very Merry Christmas filled with love and laughter!
My card base is riding hood red layered with holly jolly dp. The poinsettia was created using a new punch coming out in January from SU (you will love it!). My sentiment is from Annebelle Stamps Christmas Wishes. Have a great day! I don't know if I will be here tomorrow! My sis Carol will be here so we will be playing with paper some for sure!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Mojo 170

Good Mojo Monday!
Well I have a Mojo card.... NOT happy with it! Have you ever had an idea and it just doesn't look the same when it's all put together? OH well! This is short and sweet today... have to run DH to the dr! Have a great Monday.... Maybe I will be back later today!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Have You Seen Mr. Grinch?

Hop on over to Creative Clear Stamps to find out about all the prizes that can be won by playing their Grinch game.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Thank You!

Good Morning!
So happy to be here.... I've really missed visiting with everyone! DH is doing GREAT! Thanks to all your prayers! He is a stellar patient! No complaining... he pushes himself so he will get better quicker. I made this card for the wonderful folks at Dave Smith Motors. Bob is their security manager. Since his surgery he has to ride in the back seat of a car. I drive a VW bug and he has a buick. Both very low to the ground. It's very difficult to get him in and out of the cars sooo..... Dave Smith's sent a Durango out with a full tank of gas to run Bob to his appointments! How great is that and such a blessing!  My card needed to be masculine since 90% of the employees at Dave Smith's are male! My card base is early espresso layered with very vanilla and blueberry crisp dp. The focal image is engraved etchings. So fun to be back in my craft room.... hope to stamp all weekend! Have a wonderful day my friends and thanks again for all your prayers!

Sunday, December 12, 2010


Good Morning!
Sorry I've been MIA. DH had open heart surgery on Friday. 
He is doing really,really well, has a long road to recovery! I
will be back as soon as I can!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Holly Jolly Christmas

Good Morning!
I have another Christmas card made with the left overs from club. I only have one more after this to share. Then I need to seriously make some cards! I am entering in these challenges.
AiFactory Christmas
CCEE song inspiration
Delightful Challenges embossing
Hanna and Friends Christmas in red
That's it for today. Please keep my DH in your prayers, he is having a procedure done today at the hospital! Thanks so much and have a great day!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Holiday Best

Good Morning
Can you believe it's Wednesday? I have a super busy day at work today! That will make time fly for sure! I'm up early again... 3:30, a little later than yesterday :0) I slept like a log and just plain woke up wide awake... so here I am!
My card today is one I don't really care for! However I sold it yesterday and the lady just oogled over it! My card base is tempting turquoise layered with early espresso and embossed whisper white. My focal image is from holiday best... add a little crimping and a few snowflakes, there you have it! Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Swirly Autumn Leaves

Good Morning!
I hope all is well with you today! Looks like we're going to have some warmer weather! YEA! It's funny how 35' can feel warm! LOL! The roads are clear and dry which is great because we have to make another trip to CDA today! Made a rhyme... not bad cause it's 3AM and I'm awake... why oh why do you ask? DH and the dog are having a snoring contest. I don't know which one is louder! I don't know how a 13lb dog can muster up so much noise! Sheesh! OK onto my card. Card base is cherry cobbler layered with sahara sand and deck the halls dp. My focal image is HCPC 3328  and the dies I used are HCD707. Have a great day!

Monday, December 6, 2010

MOJO 168

I'm baaaack! I saw the Mojo sketch and just had to play! My mojo has been in the dumper lately! I think this helped to get it going! I'm not totally happy with this but it's a start :0) My card base is very vanilla layered with marina mist and elegant soiree dp. My focal point is from cold weather friends! That's it for today... I promise!


Good Morning!
I hope everyone had a great weekend! We are off to town today.... supplies again! Wish my sales rep would get his act together!
My card today was created with more Heartfelt stamps and dies... my new love! My card base is crumb cake layered with deck the halls dp. The sentiment is from the believe set. Pretty short and sweet... to much to do!
HCPC 3303 Posy Patch
HCPC 3321 Believe
HCD 701 Posy die
Have a great Monday!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Joan's Garden Challenge #2

Good Morning!
It's Friday and it took for-evvvvr to get here! Long week I tell ya! Did you all do the blog hop at Joan's Gardens? If you didn't you should there are some great prizes to be had! Joan is allowing the GD's to submit a card for the challenge.... how cool is that? One of my gdaughters turned 13 on the 1st. This was her BD card! My card stock and dp are from SU. The butterflies are Heartfelts HCPC3306 posy patch garden delights and HCD 72 decorative butterfly border die. I love how this turned out.... so girly! I am entering this in Joan's Garden 25th challenge. Have yourself a great Friday!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Joan's Garden 25th Challenge Blog Hop

Good Morning!

EXCITING NEWS!  Christmas is coming early for someone and it could be YOU!   This week you have the chance to win an AMAZING PRIZE PACKAGE you won't want to miss out on. Heartfelt Creations has so generously donated the grand prize for this week's  Joan's Garden's 25th Challenge.  This prize package includes  14 stamp sets and 3  Heartfelt Creations matching Dies  with a value of over $286.  In addition to this fabulous grand prize, there will also be additional prize packages from Joan's Garden's  to give you 3 additional chances to win. Be sure and pop over to Joan's Gardens for all the details!

  This week Joan and Selma  have invited 10 guest designers to participate in a Blog Hop featuring Heartfelt Creations stamps.  You won't want to miss all the inspiration in the beautiful cards created by these designers.  While visiting each of these blogs, you have a chance to win another great prize from Joan's Gardens.  In order to be eligible for one of these three prize packages, you need to leave a comment on each blog in this Hop.  Out of the twelve blogs, there are three "mystery" blogs, each with a prize package from Joan's Gardens.  For a chance to win, be sure to leave a comment on all twelve blogs.   
  If you came here from Theresa's then your on the right track. If you didn't, go back to the beginning of the hop (Olga's) and visit each blog! Now for my creation!

The beautiful thing about Heartfelt creations is all the dimension you can create using their matching stamps and dies. Be sure and visit all of the guest designer blogs for your chance to win and some wonderful inspiration!

 Believe me when I say this . . . you are not going to want to miss out in participating in this challenge for a chance to win such an amazing prize package. Also, be sure to comment on each of the twelve blogs in the blog hop for a chance to win an additional prize package from Joan's Gardens.

Stamps: HCPC 3306 Posy Patch Garden Delights, matching dies
Paper: Elegant Soiree dp, marina mist, early espresso,very vanilla

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Peaceful Wishes

Good Morning!
I have a card for the OLW 31 challenge today. We are to go back to our roots.... what got us hooked when we first started stamping. It's all my sister Terri's fault. I was at her house and mentioned I needed a  BD card for a gdaughter. My first card was a pretty simple one and the minute I put that inky stamp to paper I was hooked. I still love the feeling you get when you combine a little ink and paper and create a something that will bring someone such joy!  My card today was created with Artful INKables peaceful wishes and Su's heard from the heart.  I love this graceful reindeer... so regal! Don't forget about the big blog hop and challenge at Joan's Gardens tomorrow. There is a huge prize donated by Heartfelt Creations worth $284. Have a super great day.... off to plow snow!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Stamp-less Birthday!

Good Morning!
I have a stamp-less card to share today! I love this dp.... I have no idea what it is! Carol gave it to me while she was here this spring, I think... not sure! Any hoo my card base is basic black layered with tempting turquoise, basic black and the mystery dp! My sentiment is chip board and the flowers are from my stash! It really is pretty IRL! That's it for today! See you tomorrow!

Monday, November 29, 2010


Good Morning!

I hope everyone had a great long weekend. We have a huge winter storm warning for tomorrow :0( 8 to 10 inches more snow . This is so NOT cool! Since DH can't operate the snow shovel and even the plow is difficult for him I've quit my part time job to pick up the slack. Plowing is actually kinda fun! I'm sure the newness will wear off!
Ok onto my card. This was a really quick and simple card. Another example of how great paper can do all the work! My card base is early espresso layered with riding hood red and deck the halls dp. My sentiment is from Heartfelts believe set. I would get the # for you but DH is sleeping. I added a little stitching and there you have it Wha La!
I am entering in these challenges:
Crafty Creations Christmas is coming
Delightful Challenges flower power
Fresh Brewed winter/Christmas
Paper Cutz anything goes
Stampin "B"s holiday theme
Crafty Sentiments Christmas

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Rose Bookmark

Good Sunday Morning!

It's the last Sunday of the month and it's also my first post as a Rose!I feel so blessed to be part of such a wonderful group of women! Connie Rose wants us to make a book mark. No other requirements... simply make a bookmark. I've created mine with a friend in mind. She turns 50 this year and is an avid reader. She also works in my shop as the nail tech. I plan on doing the whole shop in black balloons and over the hill stuff all over!

I made a standard size card with a pocket for the bookmark. My card base is riding hood red layered with deck the halls dp (luscious paper).I used Live like you mean it for my focal image. My  pocket was created with nesties added a few pearls and ribbon and there you have it! Have yourself a great day I will be plowing snow :0(

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Birthday Mary Anne Rose!

Good Morning!
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I really enjoyed
mine! Both my kids and DH kids were here! Lot's of love
and laughter.... and great food! 
My card today has already been delivered to Mary Anne Rose!
This is for her 29th birthday! HEHEHEHE!
This image really reminded me of the birthday girl! She speaks
very fondly of the swans on the lake at her house! I don't know if
these resemble her little friends or not, it just made me think of
her! So pop over and wish Mary Anne a very Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Lumpy Mail...

Good Morning,
 We have -10 with the wind chill this morning BRRRRR! Now it's supposed to warm up. Sure glad we got the snow before the cold, that will save my flowers!
My card today is a bit lumpy-  this one will cost extra to mail LOL! No actually the ornament will lay just about flat! This is another card created with the left overs from our stamp - a-stack. Same design as an earlier card except I added an early espresso layer. Well that's it for today.... off to work I go!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Boob Tube Inspiration!

Good Morning!
I have to tell you the inspiration for this card came off of the tv! We were watching Law and Order and there was a picture on the wall behind Bobby... thus this card was born! I think it fits into the challenge at Joan's Gardens.
1. Create a Thanks giving card
2. Use something Fallish such as Leaves, Pumpkins or Indian Corn (if you don't have a        stamp use a leaf from your tree.
3. The color Green.

4. Some kind of swirl or vine.
 I have the thanks, leaves, green and a swirl!  Guess that qualifies! I even finished the inside! If I wasn't so lazy I would go take a picture of it and show it to you...hehehe!
Have you checked out the sale going on at Joan's Gardens?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Mojo 166

I'm back... can you believe it?? Two post in one day and it's not even 6 AM. Woo Hoo! This is for the Mojo sketch this week. Fun sketch. I used SU lap of luxury dp.... it did all the work! My sentiment is from well scripted. Love how it turned out! On a very fowl note... we have about 3inches of SNOW and it's still snowing UCKKKKK! Ok I feel better, better go clear off the deck DH is not allowed to operate a snow shove : 0(

Square Roses

Good Morning!
I hope all is well with you today! We had a 
great weekend. After I got done working on
Saturday we locked ourselves in the house and
totally vegged! It was nice to relax! DH has a dr
appointment today. He's hoping for a release to
go back to work! I'm sure he will get it!

My little 4x4 card today is for a challenge with the wonderful
Roses! Sue challenged us to a 4x4 Christmas card. It was fun
to create! The sentiment is an old one from SU, don't know it's
name! My dp is also Su as is the ribbon, the flowers are from my
stash! I am entering in these challenges:

Daring Cardmakers 3 of something
 Totally Gorjuss non traditional Christmas colors
Digistamps 4Joy Christmas
Die cut Dreams Christmas anything goes

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Another Christmas Postcard.... Heck Ya!

Good Morning!
I know you're not used to seeing me on the weekend. Well I missed yesterday, and already had this card made so I had to share! Yes I used  the Christmas postcard image again. Love this stamp, it's perfect for a quick card! This time I stamped it in old olive and surrounded it with jolly holiday dp. I then added a few flowers and foliage and there you have it!
I would like to THANK everyone for there thoughts and prayers. DH is doing great! Have a great weekend.... never know I might be back tomorrow! "Hugs"

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Dashing thru the Snow!

    Yes I said snow ... UGGGGH! I had to go over 4th of July pass last night about 11pm. I was pure black and raining harder than I have ever seen it rain. It took me around an hr when it usually take 35 mins. This morning I got up at 5:30 no snow... I left the house @ 7 and we had snow! Up on the pass there was about 4 inches ICKICKICK! I don't like it at all!

Ok enough wining... it is what it is! Onto my card! My card base is riding hood red layered with very vanilla and jolly holiday dp. Dasher is my focal point, he is one of my favs! That's it for today ,have a great one and see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Holiday Best

Good Morning!
My card today was one I created with last years dp... another attempt to get it used up! I made a huge dent in it :0) My colors are non traditional at best! My card base is old olive layered with whisper white and early espresso. My focal image is from holiday best! Sorry this is short and sweet.... have to get ready for work! Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Golden Bobble!

Good Morning!

We had a crazy wild storm last night! Monsoonal...  wind and lots of rain. Our neighbor has a pine tree next to our fence. When the wind blows all the pine cones and needles land on our deck roof lots of noise... no sleep! UGGGH! The Realtor comes to do the virtual tour today!  I think we're ready, just need to run the vacuum to make it look fresh!  Ok onto my card! This is another made with leftovers! My card base is real red layered with very vanilla , can't remember what the dp is! I would have to get out of my chair and go look and that's not happening! I embossed my ornament with gold EP added a little gold ribbon and a sentiment.... wha la! Have yourself a great day!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Another Christmas Postcard!

Good Morning ,

Did everyone have a great weekend? I did! I made 10 cards... no kidding 10! 9 Christmas cards and 1 birthday card. I took my pile of left overs from the stamp a stack and put 9 cards together.... SO fun! Having all the paper cut out made it really easy! Each one is different! This card has bermuda bay as a base with embossed whisper white to follow! My Christmas postcard image is resting on nesties, add a little sparkle with my silver ribbon and there you have it! Here is the inside:
I am entering these challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers dry embossing
ABC Challenge H is for holiday
AiFactory Challenge punch it / die cut
Cute Card Thursday anything goes
Saturday Challenge sparkle & shine (ribbon)
Anything Goes embossing
Paper Pritties embossing
Fairy tale challenge anything goes
Sassy Studio anything goes
Flourishes glitter ( ribbon & embossing powder)
Lili of the valley anything goes
Cardvarks holiday with die cuts
Stamp and Create Christmas
There's Magic in the Air glitter and ribbon
Ok that's all I can come up with LOL, Have a super great day!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Snowy Night!

Good Morning....
Can you believe it's Friday already. Man this week has flown by! Before we know it, it will be spring :) LOL! My card today is another quick and simple Christmas card. I think I'm about done with these. I will go through them this weekend and see where I'm at! My card base is night of navy layered with whisper white and more night of navy. I embossed my pines with a Tim Holtz embossing folder and added a little snow! My sentiment is from punch potpourri. I punched it out with the scallop circle punch and then again with a circle punch and popped up the center. I really like how it turned out and it  was simple! Have a great weekend friends!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Seeing Spots *****

Good Morning!
I have another Christmas card to share with you today! This is also a quick card to create! My base is kraft layered with riding hood red and whisper white. I ran my white through the big shot with spotty embossing folder. Don't remember the name of it!  I love the space for the sentiment though! I simply stamped my ornaments, punched them out and there you have it.... another Christmas card done! My week has been super,super busy! My part time job seems to suck up any spare time I have during the week! Thank goodness I can blurf between clients at work! I have a great boss.... she's a rose you know! Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Peace~Joy~ Love

Good Morning!
Baby it's cold outside! I am freezing.... usually my inside heater keeps me very toasty LOL! So toasty my face and ears turn red and I flash like a neon sign! Ok enough of that, onto my card!
This was a really fast  card to put together. I did a little embossing stamped a sentiment and there you have it! For my card base I used Gina K PL white layered with baja breeze and more white! My sentiment is from all year cheer. That's it for me today. See you tomorrow!
P.S. I am entering this in For Fun Challenges embossing.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Krafty Christmas...

Good Morning!
I hope all is with you today! We had club last night, 9 ladies stamped 12  cards each.. It was a lot of fun! My card is a simple one today. I started with kraft as a base, added whisper white , riding hood red and some ski slope dp. My focal sentiment is a loose one I acquired somewhere! More of my homemade snowflakes finish it off, another Christmas card done! Short and sweet... have a great day!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Mojo 164

Good Monday Morning!

I hope you had a great weekend! I did, I stamped ALL day yesterday! No kidding... I haven't done that for a really long time. So fun! I made 7 cards Whoo EEEE! My Mojo is a  flowin! I am trying to use up all the old Christmas dp I have on hand and I made a huge dent it it! This Mojo card was made with baja breeze layered with whisper white and ski slope dp. The focal image is from all year cheer 1. This is a very old SU set but I use it a lot!
Exciting news... We have added another rose to our bouquet. It's my twin Mary Anne. She is the good twin, so sweet and angelic! LOL!

I am entering these challenges:
Fairytale Challenge anything goes
Mojo Monday sketch
Craft Your Passion anything goes
Incy Wincy anything goes
Iris Spot anything goes
Lexis Creations anything goes
The Burtonesque dolls anything goes
The Creative Cottage embossing
C.R.A.F.T dry embossing
One Stop Craft embossing
Critter Challenge Christmas
Pattie's Creations Christmas
Bee Crafty Christmas
Whoa.... now I'm tired LOL!
Have a great Monday!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Christmas Postcard in Cherry Cobbler...

Good  Morning!

I have another card made with the Christmas Postcard image. This time I embossed it in cherry cobbler. I paired it with love letter dp and very vanilla &and cherry cobbler card stock to create this Christmas card! I love how it turned out!
Are you ready for the SECRET? The lovely Roses have invited me to join their group! I am so,so honored to be a part of such a fun group! I consider all these ladies good friends and couldn't turn down the chance to play on their playground! Thanks Betty, Kerrie, Sue, Kym, Connie and Olga ! Big cyber hugs!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Christmas Postcard!

Good Morning!

This card was totally inspired by Olga's (with the secret) card yesterday. I totally was in complete awww when I saw her card! Amazingly beautiful! I changed mine up a bit! I used white dp instead of embossing and didn't have any of that gorgeous lace Olga used. I don't have any Heartfelt stamps YET, so I used a new one form the holiday mini. This beautiful image is called Christmas Postcard. It's a wonderful image with so many possibilities. I embossed mine in gold, but it could also be colored and look amazing. My poinsettias are from A Year of Flowers. They are always my "go to " poinsettias! I am entering this in Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge.... just like my friend Olga (with the secret) did! Have yourself a wonderful day!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Thinking of You!

Good Morning!

I'm stuck on purple these days... does that mean I'm getting old? My focal image is from Artful Inkables plant prints. I used the emboss resist technique. My little sis Carol gave me the dp. It's pretty cool, purple, green and gold hues. It was just a piece so I don't know where it came from! My card base is elegant eggplant layered with very vanilla and Carol's dp! I love how this turned out! Sorry this is short and sweet but I have a busy day! Have a great one!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I Got "Tude"

My friend Mary Anne, gifted me with this awesome new award. Thanks GF!! If you follow all the directions that come with it, you can receive a $5.00 gift certificate from Digi's With Attitude. You can find all the specifics right here.
One of the rules of the award is that you must tell 3 unknown facts about yourself:

1) I bought another VW! Now I have a 74 and an 01!
2) One of my granddaughters is taller than me already... how did that happen?
3) I love,love,love Fall!

Now I must hook up 5 deserving Bloggers:
The other Patti Sue