Wednesday, September 29, 2010

You Name It Swap

 i enjoy doing card swaps...for the You Name It Swap @ SCS i chose to do a dog card and a cat card...i can't wait to see what others have done for their swap cards...

Cat card:
Paper: ridinghood red, whisper white, dp's 
Ink: jet black
Stamps: C is for Cat 
Accessories: black ribbon, mini pearl, oval & scalloped oval punches

Dog card:
Paper: cherry cobbler, naturals ivory, dp
Ink: cherry cobbler
Stamps: Ruff Day
Accessories: paw print ribbon, red glitter glue

Monday, September 27, 2010

CAS86 - C is for Cat

today's CAS @ SCS uses a sketch by cookiebaker...there are some really great cards in the you'll see in another post i've been using this C is For Cat stamp recently...bought the sparkly ric-rac this weekend...and the red gem that i put on the collar...i saw the sketch and this popped in my i went with it

Paper: cherry cobbler, whisper white, basic black
Ink: jet black
Stamps: C is for Cat
Accessories: ric-rac, punches, small red gem

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010


ok a color challenge for this CAS on SCS (vanilla, red, kraft, brown, orange optional)...not my forte...but i said i'd try and this is the result...i chose the grateful stamp partly for the fall/harvest/thanksgiving and partly because i am feeling grateful right blessings far outweigh my laments...tho there have been some tough and sad...emotionally draining times recently...but that's life...we have to live it as best we can and in my case rely on faith in God...good people...embracing the chaos...and love...remember no matter where you matter where they should always kiss them goodnight...

Paper: very vanilla, crumb cake/kraft
Ink: early expresso
Stamps: small script
Accessories: real red ribbon, cuttlebug, embossing folder
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Friday, September 17, 2010

Why is it?

the boys have no problem watching their videos and playing quietly when i'm online...but if i even look like i might go to my craftroom they NEED something or want to follow me and whine at the doorway? it because they know it's how i play and want to play too?...*sigh*...and then there is the potty day day yeah right...oh well...*end of solo pity party*

Friday, September 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Swap- funny card and serious card

i mailed out my cards today for a Happy Birthday Swap over @ SCS...i did one funny and one serious...i really like the SC296 sketch so i used it for my serious card...the peridot flower gem is sooo much prettier irl...gotta work on my photo skills...
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the funny card i did using the frog from SU Birthday Banter...i love that set...but then again i love most every set i have...and finding new ones to love all the time... i think this is the first time i've used ink on an embossing folder...and one of the few times i've sponged color on a card...i think it turned out well...the black ribbon was used purposely to go with the sentiment..."we may not be tadpoles anymore but at least we haven't croaked"...also submitting this one for the Cuttlebug #100 Happy Birthday Challenge

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


The minute i saw the sketch we were to use as the basis for this week's CAS Challenge this stamp set came to mind...this set is one of my favorite for the holidays...and i'm getting in that christmas card creative mood so i took it as a sign...not sure if it's the "stay off the grass" sign...or "open for business" sign yet...

Paper: Whisper White,Daffodil Delight,Cherry Cobbler,Night of Navy,Old Olive
Ink: Same colors as paper
Stamps: Happiest of Holidays
Accessories: Navy & White Satin Ribbon
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Friday, September 3, 2010

Q's B-day Card

My nephew's b-day is coming up soon...he loves anything that has an trains...choo-choos as the boys call them...we live about a block away from some the sound of trains and the boys run out to the deck whenever they hear a train coming...and report loudly that a choo-choo is going by...this card is perfect for him...

i used always artichoke for the base and my new favorite cajun craze (i love really rust) to frame some naturals ivory on the inside...some plaid DSP with those shades and CC ink on a stamp i picked up at a yard sale...a wood button and some hemp twine completed it...had some trouble with my punch but i got the circle done okay...

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