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

Let the Snow Fall.... IN the Globe!

Good Morning!

It's Tuesday and that means it's time for another Artful INKables post! I used the new digi Snow globe again! This time I super sized it! That's the beauty of digi's! I used one of my old time favorite colors, mellow moss... no longer available )= My snowflakes were created by stamping versamark on my blank cs and using iridescent ice ep to emboss it. I then punch my cs out with the Martha Stewart snowflake punch.

Here is the inside. After taking the picture I decide it was to WHITE..so I did some light sponging around the edges to tone it down a bit!

I am entering these challenges:
Creative Card Crew punch it
Papertake Weekly sparkly and bright
Stampavie Christmas
Marks Finest Papers holiday
Bee Crafty Christmas
One Stop Craft anything goes
Wee Memories anything goes
Digi Doodle anything goes
That's it for today, see you tomorrow!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Artful INKables Nov. Blog Hop!

Good Morning!
Welcome to the Artful Inkables November Digi Set blog hop! If you haven't come here from Marti's , then you will want to start at the Artful Inkables Blog  so you don't miss anything along the way. You are going to love this new digi set! Be sure to follow us all the way to the end and make sure to leave a comment on everyone's blog, you never know which blog we'll be choosing a winner from! You will have until Thursday, November 4th at midnight Eastern Standard Time to comment on all the design team blogs for a chance to win our new digi image!

This is one fun image, I'm here to tell you! I've created a matchbook card and inserted hot cocoa for a quick little gift! You can get the tutorial here! My card base is riding hood red layered with whisper white and basic grey dp.

The next stop on the hop is... Joy
Thank you once again for joining us today for the Artful INKables November Digi Set Blog Hop, be sure to head on over to the store pick up this fantastic new image!

Have yourself a great Monday... be sure and play along with us today!