Saturday, October 30, 2010

Cats Whiskers

Cats Whiskers has some candy that it out

Get Well/Encouragement Swap - my 2nd card

this is the 2nd card i did for the swap i'm hosting over on SCS...i had to do another card as an "angel" since a swapper had to drop out...but that's happens and i wanted to use this sentiment anyway...
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Ink: Elegant Eggplant stamp pad & reinker
Stamps: Sage Advice...i used the flower from this set on the inside
Accessories: Prima flowers...lg one dyed w/Elegant Eggplant to match CS, CB, EF, white brad

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Get Well/Encouragement Swap - my 1st card

i'm hosting my first swap over @ SCS...Get Well/Encouragement Card Swap...and i tell ya there are some really talented swappers out you all didn't know that already right? i thought i'd post the 1st card i made for this...the saying i used inside makes me laugh...

Card Front
Papers: daffodil delight, whisper white
Ink: daffodil delight, printer
Stamps: lemon slices, sunny lemons, cheers to you
Accessories: lemon slice brad, markers
Card Inside

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

EASY Winter Goodies Swap @ SCS

Paper: bashful blue-textured, blue country crackle dp
Ink: printer-chocolate chip
Accessories: small sahara sand eyelets
this is my card for a 6x6 recipe swap...Easy Winter Goodies over @ of my favorite quick and easy treat recipes...sometimes i use teddy grahams instead of the graham sticks...

p.s. i'm hosting a 6x6 recipe swap...Southern Cooking @ SCS...please check it out

Monday, October 25, 2010

CAS Christmas card swap

These cards are for a CAS Christmas Card Swap on SCS
 i found these cute little bells @ michael's
Paper: Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze
Stamp: Four the Holidays
Accessories: CB, EF, small lt blue bell, sliver elastic cord
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: SU Markers: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay
Stamps: Patterned Pines, Four the Holidays
Accessories: Scoring Blade

 i think i may have stamped the "happy holidays" crooked on a card or two...time to make an eye exam appointment i guess...(i hate that exam)

Saturday, October 23, 2010


i haven't posted anything in a few days because my "mojo" kicked in big-time this week...and i'm not looking a gift "mojo" in the mouth...finished a couple of swaps and helped my daughters with some designs for their swap cards...we all collaborate...i tell them they're my "guest designers"...they are both very artistic/ my mother and i need to take pics and get them uploaded...probably trickle them out in various posts so i can continue to create while it lasts..have to run to HL today though...need some safe and be well everyone...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

HYCCTC05 - Twine Time

decided to do a masculine card for the twine time HYCCT challenge...had these scraps and so it just came together quickly..."borrowed" the fly from my dh's tackle box...dulled the hook and attached it to a swivel and the dh wants me to make a copy for my step-son's b-day...he loves to fish so he should like this card

Paper: cajun craze, naturals ivory, dp 
Ink: always artichoke 
Stamps: angler  
Accessories: hemp twine, fishing fly and swivel

Monday, October 18, 2010


i'm enjoying these challenges...coming up with something to fit each one has been fun...for bring in the brown i used a vintagesqe stamp with a coffee sentiment...

Paper: naturals ivory, early expresso, pretty in pink 
Ink: vintage photo 
Stamps: unknown  brand
Accessories: brown w/pink ribbon, stampin' dimensionals

for ribbon,ribbon,ribbon i used a stamp i bought a couple of years ago but hadn't inked yet...

Paper: kraft, chocolate chip, pretty in pink
Ink: chocolate chip
Stamps: piggy back
Accessories:  various ribbon

i've been working on a couple more and will post them soon...tfl

Thursday, October 14, 2010


so i went to michael's this morning...and spent too much time and too much money...they didn't have the item i wanted in stock...but hey i got adhesive...yay for me!

here are the first 2 cards i've done for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges on SCS...the first one is the lingerie inspired challenge ...i used colored pencils and it turned out ok...just remember i am coloring "challenged"

Paper: pretty in pink, whisper white, basic gray, going gray 
Ink: jet black 
Stamps: uplifting occasions  
Accessories: lt gray ribbon, border punch, colored pencils

this second one is pink holidays...i really like dasher for this hubby said the pink gem on the slit punch looks like a boobie holding him in now i have that image stuck in my head...he is SUCH a guy!!
  Paper: melon mambo, pretty in pink
  Ink: melon mambo
  Stamp: dasher, small script
  Accessories: dk pink gem, slit punch

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


i have done a couple of cards for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges ...but haven't taken pics of the cards to post yet...been busier that the proverbial one armed paper-hanger...and when i went to do a card for one of them i realized...uh oops...out of adhesive...thought i had another refill...there i go thinking again huh? off to michael's or hobby lobby today...or maybe robert's...have to check the sales/coupons...

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Join Me...Hope You Can Cling To

as many of us know there is a challenge thread on SCS...Hope You Can Cling To ...the "blinkie is on the left side of my blog...i have done a couple of the challenges and will be posting the pics in the next day or two...i'm asking that my fellow SCSers and anyone else that makes cards join me...these cards will benefit those dealing with breast cancer in all it's forms...those dealing with it now...survivors...families of get the picture...i have not had this cancer...but my aunties is doing chemo now...she WILL be a survivor!...and my BFF that i've know all my life...(yeah we're talkin' sharing teething rings here)...has been battling ovarian cancer for too many years...and i can say years because the drugs that breast cancer research have developed benefit her too...she will never be cured...never be a survivor...but she might never die from this either...because of the R & D of drugs/treatments that come about from our donations...our hope...our care for those dealing with this issue...and believe it or not a card can make a difference...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Cherry on Top Award

Wow...Donna...whose awesome blog Donna's Designs i follow...(follow...NOT stalk)...passed this award to me...and i am tickled pink as the month of October about it...Thanks sooo much Donna!

Once you receive this award you do the following:

thank the person who passed it to you
post it on your blog
share 3 things you like about yourself or that you enjoy doing
pass it on to 5 others

the 3 things i enjoy doing...(other than stamping and blogging): know surfing all the lovely and inspiring blogs out there 
i love looking...even if i don't always comment

reading...everything...especially crime/mystery...paranormal (fiction and "non-fiction")...cookbooks...cartoon books like "the far side" and "calvin and hobbes"

spending time with my husband is my BFF...well one of them anyway...i say one because i'm also very close to both my daughters...and we are friends now that they are both adults and i don't have to be mom so much...

so now to pass this on to:

Rhonda - rhondastamps

difficult to choose just many blogs i love

keep on inspiring

keep on bloggin'


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Coffee/Tea Lovers Recipe Swap

sent my recipe cards out this morning...for the Coffee/Tea Lovers 6 x 6 Recipe Swap @ SCS...i have an addiction to swaps...have i mentioned that? gives me a goal...a deadline...and that is how i have to work to be creative...well not exactly to be creative...that happens on it's own...but if i HAVE TO DO IT! then i actually put the ideas "onto paper"..i used the printer for the recipe...and lucked out that the font color i chose matches "close to cocoa" which i used to stamp the coffee mug on the recipe...this is a really yummy recipe btw...wonderful on ice cream...

coffee/tea lovers recipe swap
Paper: so saffron textured, delicate dots dsp 
Ink: close to cocoa, printer ink 
Stamps: morning cup  
Accessories: ribbon

Monday, October 4, 2010

SC300- Tree & Snowflake

Lovely as a Tree
on World Card Making Day (Sat. 10/02/2010)...i made cards for the SCS Sketch Challenge # that's a lot of sketches!!...i used 2 of my favorite sets...ok so all my sets are my favorite...when i'm using them...on the first one i used my new Cuttlebug embossing folder...Forest Branches...the eyelets are a little off but that's just "uniqueness"...and on the second i sort of flipped it and used the Snowflakes embossing hubby was my design consultant...and my daughters gave input too...hope they are up to snuff

Paper: always artichoke, river rock, naturals ivory, dp
Ink: always artichoke
Stamps: lovely as a tree 
Accessories: cuttlebug and embossing folder, old olive eyelets

Paper: basic gray, whisper white, regal rose, dp
Ink: whisper white craft
Stamps: snowflakes
Accessories: cuttlebug and embossing folder, snowflake brad

Snowflake Close-Up

Here you can see the brad on the snowflake better

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