Sunday, January 30, 2011

Super Sketchy Sunday -- Day 336

I loved Pam's sketch today -- It worked perfect with these tags on just found on another blog (check below for link). Thanks for the inspiration Pam.

Products --

Freebie Valentine Tag -- Thanks Miss Cutie Pe

Marvy Heart Punch
EK Success Heart Punch
Michaels Valentine Ribbon
Misc scrap paper


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Day 332 -- This & That

The challenge was to use yellow and make a card to cheer someone up.  I think this works.

The striped paper is folded for a ruffle effect.  I added some smooch to the bee to help make it pop.

Day 333 -- Lovely Layers

The challenge at 365 cards was to use layers.  At least 2 items with 3 layers.  Here is a birthday card -- The lollipop flowers have 3 layers & the sentiment also has 3 layers.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Shape Up!

The challenge today was to use 3 specific shapes -- an oval, a square, & a diamond.

Oval -- the chick
Square -- the card is 5.5 x 5.5 inches in size
Diamone -- the border punch


The papers & Ribbon are all scraps !!
Chick -- Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge
Alphas -- Echo Park Life is Good 
Googly Eyes


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Super Sketchy Sunday

I did a super simple card for super sketchy sunday -- continuing my quest to use up my scraps!

Bazzill Tropical
Rusted Sun Umbrella
Rusted Sun Element Stickers
Echo Park Life is Good Alpha Stickers
Queen & Company Rhinestones -- Out to Sea
Yellow -- scraps


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Saturday Word of the Day -- Happy

Saturday's Word of the Day Challenge was "Happy" & not the easy Happy Birthday!

I went with a Leo Tolstoy quote "If you want to be Happy, Be".  The Be is on the inside of the card (not pictured here).

Bazzill Paper Walnut
October Afternoon Carraway Seeds
Making Memories Tiny Alphabet Stickers -- Black & White
October Afternoon Mini Market -- Pine & Cream
EK Success Paper Shaper -- Large Retro Flower
EK Success Paper Shaper -- Extra Large Flower
Dress It Up Flower
Cat Eye Brown Chalk
Floss, Thread

Friday, January 21, 2011

Friday's Word of the Day --- Love

As soon as I saw the challenge today -- I decided to go with a Valentine's Theme -- I know very creative & unique.  I also went back to one of my favorite card designs.  I love this card because it's a great way to use up scraps.  Everything but the sticker is scraps.

Products --

♡ Sticker -- Me & My Big Ideas Valentine Hearts
Cats Eyes Chalk
And like I said -- the rest came from my scrap drawers!


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Word of the Day --- Peace

Today's challenge was to use the word "Peace" on our card.  Wow -- did I struggle with this.  I thought about going groovy, then I thought introspective.  I ended up with simple!

Everything is scraps for this card.

Font -- Cricut Wild Card
Cuttle bug Embossing Folder D'Vine Swirls

I inked the edges and chalked the paper.  

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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Check out this fabulous giveaway from Jill.

Tuesday Word of the Day -- Bliss

Today's challenge was Tuesday's Word of the Day -- Bliss.
I decided to play with the quote -- "Ignorance is Bliss".  Instead I changed it (well not me I found it on the internet) to "If not Bliss, Ignorance can at least me fun".  And on the inside of the card I added "So Eat Cake !".

  • Paper -- Me & My Big Ideas Activity Pad
  • Stamp -- Squiggle Fly Digital Stamp Bakery
  • Yellow Stickles
  • Diamond Stickles
  • Zing Embossing Powder -- Rouge
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Worn Lipstick
  • Staedtler Water Color Pencils
  • EK Success Binding Edge Punch
  • Scraps of paper & ribbon

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Word of the Day --- Believe

Today's challenge was to use the word of the day -- BELIEVE.  Christmas & Santa were the first things to come to mind, so I went with it.

I found the vintage Santa on  There are also some wonderful vintage Christmas tags.

Paper -- Making Memories Noel (found on discount at Taget)
Inked Edges -- Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Font -- Cricut Cartridge Lyrical utilizing the Loopy Doo Option
Distressed Edges -- Making Memories Distresser
Twine, beads (from my sons stash), machine sewing, and scrap green card stock.


New Blog to follow

Ran across this blog today ---

Just started perusing -- but you've got me with your tags!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday's Word of the Day -- Wisdom

I used the Serenity Prayer for my card today -- the word of the day -- WISDOM.

The papers are all Basic Grey -- Green at Heart.

I made the flower using a 1 1/4 " circle punch.

The border is EK Success -- Scroll & Dots.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Super Sketchy Sunday

We got a great sketch today and were challenged to use certain words -- I stuck with the easy one "Friend".  I made 2 cards from the sketch and went in totally different directions.  TFL

Supplies -- K&Company paper & Basic kraft paper
Ink distressed the edges with Tim Holtz distresser and then inked them in brown.  
The title was cut from Tim Holtz grungeboard using Jasmine cricut cartridge; and then I used a sueding technique on them.
I colored them in brown with a sharpie and then chalked them to give them a suede look.  

The fish are a digital stamp from  The papers are all scrap.  The letters are cosmo cricket tiny type.  

I thought it was fun that one sketch could produce 2 totally different cards.  

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Getting Buggy

Today's Challenge was to create a card with a bug theme.  To use a bug on the card and incorporate the name into the title.  I found this cute little digi stamp on

I also decided to break out the sewing machine & head to the recycling bin.  TFL

Friday, January 14, 2011

Double Duty

Today's challenge on 365 cards - was to create a card to do double duty.  Here is a card with an attached bookmark -- I mimicked the stamp on the card.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Day 318 -- On Edge

The challenge today was to use a pattered border punch on just the edge of the card --

I used a Martha Stewart embossing border punch.

Card Recipe

Day 317 -- We were given a card recipe today.

Step 1 -- size 4.25 x 5 inches ✓

Step 2 - Digi or Rubber stamp ✓
Janet Dunn -- Funky Garden Stamp

Step 3 -- Rhinestone or Pearl ✓

Step 4 -- Fringe ✓

Step 5 -- Sentiment ✓

The happy birthday sentiment was stamped with Tim Holtz Distress Ink -- Black Soot & then I heat embossed it with Zing Clear Embossing Powder.

The papers were all found in my scrap drawer.  

Monday, January 10, 2011

Imagine this -- Romance

Day 314 of 365 Cards Blog --
Challenge was to create a romantic card -- here is what I came up with.

It was nice to use up a bunch of scraps for this card -- from top to bottom.

I inked the chipboard with Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick and then heat embossed it with Zing Clear Embossing Powder.  I removed some of the embossing powder prior to heating -- afterwards I inked it with Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap.  I'm very happy with the results.  

Pure Elegance --

Day 316 -- On the 365 Cards Blog.

We were challenged to create a card that was "Elegant".  This was difficult for me -- I'm definitely a more homey type.  

But here's what I came up with.

Super Sketchy Sunday -- Day 315

Here is my take for the Super Sketchy Sunday --

The paper is October Afternoon -- Beach Chair.
I also used a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder -- D'vine Swirls

I'm thinking this would work for a feminine birthday or mother's day.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Fun Folds

Todays challenge was to create a card using a TEABAG FOLD technique.  

This is the tutorial I opted for:

Here is what I came up with:

  • Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday -- Tuesday
  • Tim Holtz Distressed Ink -- Tumbled Glass
  • Tim Holtz Perfect Pearls -- Perfect Pearl
  • Fiskars Border Punch -- Scalloped Sentiment

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

R U In2 Txting?

Our challenge today was to create a card using a texting acronym.
Here's what I came up with:

h2cus ??  What does it mean??  Hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

One Word

So we are supposed to blog about one word -- so many come to mind.  Most of not rated for the general audience.  But my word for 2011 is Tolerance.  And I'm not talking tolerance in the political sense.  I'm talking tolerance in my daily life.  I have got to be more tolerant of other people, especially those who annoy me.  And sadly, there are way too many of those!  But by being intolerant -- I become unhappy.

So that is it -- I'm going to try and be more Tolerant and hopefully it will make my life easier.

I Heart Cards Day 310

The Challenge today was to use 12 hearts on a card -- 2 different types.

I used 10 hearts to make the flower.  The center is an antique mother of pearl button.  The flower is made from white cardstock.  I inked the flower petals with:
Tim Holtz Distress Ink -- Antique Linen & Worn Lipstick.
Afterwards I distressed using water.
And then inked the edges with brown cat eyes chalk.
and finally sprayed the entire flower with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist -- Pearl.

Patterned Paper is SEI Chocolat.  I used both sides.

I added more hearts using my Fiskars Hearts Border Punch.

The title is on a cute little tag one of my scrappy friends sent me & the letters are Fascinating by Pink Paislee.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Day 309 -- So Sweet

I'm sticking with the St. Patrick's Day theme -- my favorite holiday.

Patterned paper -- Little Yellow Bicycle -- Green Hexagon
Stickles - Lime Green
The stamp is a digital stamp from

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Super Sketchy Sunday -- Day 308

Here is my card for Super Sketchy Sunday -- 365 Cards.
I opted to go for Valentines Day.

The little bear is some clip art that I found.  I bought the candy hearts on discount last year after Valentine's Day.
The paper is some scrap that I found in a drawer.
And the alpha's are Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type (one of my favs).

out for publication

So I can't believe I posted my first post to the blog yesterday.  And now I have to remove it -- it's been requested for publishing.  My first time ever.

So I guess I better get something else on here -- so it doesn't look so empty.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

3 G's -- Green, Grosgrain, & Glitter

For the 365 day card challenge.  

Little Yellow Bicycle Paper & button.
Lime Green Stickles.