Wednesday, February 28, 2007

"Photo Gallery"

I have added a photo gallery to my blog. It is below my picture. In it is some of the things I have made. Cards and gift items. I have put them in differnt catagories so it is easy to find what you are looking for. Most of them are also in my scs gallery. So Check them out! If you would like any templates or directions for anything, feel free to ask. I would be happy to share. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


Here is the card I made for the splitcoast color challenge #103 Elegant Eggplant, Cool Caribbean & Certainly Celery
It was the first time I used my aqua painter. I have had it for about 8 months and never even opened the package. What was I thinking? I love the aqua painter. I have never watercolored before so it was a new experience for me. I need to do it more to get the hang of it a little better. I love how my card turned out.
Stamps: Delight in Life
Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery, Cool Caribbean
Ink: Cool Caribbean
Accessories: SU markers, Cool Caribbean Ink Refill, Aqua Painter

Monday, February 26, 2007

"Bug Birthday"

I was inspired by 11valerie11's card for this one. I copied her colors and the stamped images. I did add the cocoa catterppiller on my own and changed the layout. I loved her card. You can see Valerie's card here
Stamps: Bugs & Kisses, Something to Celebrate
Paper: Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Real Red, Cool Caribbean, Whisper White
Ink: Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Real Red, Cool Caribbean, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Mega scallop square, red gingham ribbon, silver cord, CM cutting tools and ovals

Saturday, February 24, 2007


I am so lovin' this Wild About You set. I am also loving the scallops. I seem to be in a layout funk. I like this card but it was a lot of work so I think I will only be making one of these for now. I stamped the lion in summer sun then again in more mustard. I cut out the mustard mane and glued it on the summer sun lion. I also added mustard dots for the eyes. Then I sponged mustard over the white piece. I also sponged mustard around the edges. The card is summer sun and I stamped it with the itty bitty background but then sponged mustard over that so you can't really see it anymore. Then sponged the edges of the card with mustard as well.
Stamps: Wild About You, So Very, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Paper: Summer Sun, More Mustard, Whisper White
Ink: Summer Sun, More Mustard
Accessories: Mustard Grosgrain, Giga and Mega Scallop Circles

Sunday, February 18, 2007

"Pink Elephant"

I am not really into the pinks but I really like this color combo. I wanted to make a cute card for that just becuase occasion. This looks almost just like the paisley valentine I made. I guess I really like this layout.

Stamps: Wild About You, Best Regards, Paisley

Paper: Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Whisper White

Ink: Pretty in Pink, Real Red

Accessories: Giga Scallop Punch, Creative Memories Cutting Tools, Gel Pen, Red Gingham Ribbon, Paper Piercer

"Wild About You"

I just got this set and this is my first card using it. I love how it turned out. I love these colors together. I am dedicating it to my friend Kristine. If she can stop hording her hodgepodge hardware, than so can I. I am also trying to stop hording all my ribbon. I have so much that I never use but I really want to. I am getting better with that I think.

Stamps: Wild about you, Canvas, Warmest Regards
Cardstock: Tempting turquoise, Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Tempting turquoise, Real Red, Basic Black
Accessories, Hodgepodge hardware, red and black gingham ribbon, black grosgrain ribbon

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Manly Gift Set

I made three of these. One for my dad, my husbands uncle and one just to have on hand. It is hard for me to come up with something for a guy so I thought this would be nice. They both love fishing so it is perfect for them. I colored them with my prisma colored pencils and gamsol. I also put some crystal effects on the fish on the bag topper and wrapped hershey bar.

Stamps: Angler

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Basic Black

Accessories: prisma colored pencils, gamsol, blending stumps, Hershey bar, Hershey nuggets, address labels, RSVP pen, micro beads, tacky tape sheets, heat gun, crimper, circle punch, non SU cream organdy ribbon, 3x5 note pad, ziploc baggie, brads

Friday, February 16, 2007

"My Blue Ribbon Girl"

My daughter Katie took first place in the science fair. Her project was "Rusty Nails" Which liquid will rust a nail the fastest. She used tap water, salt water, coca cola, and bleach. The bleach won and the coke did nothing. She is now moving on to compete in the district science fair. Going up against the other first place winners. Good luck Katie!

My Valentine

I made this card for my husband. I just love how it turned out. I love my scallop punches too. They really do add a great touch.

Stamps: Paisley, Happy Hearts

Paper: Real Red, Whisper White

Ink: Craft White, Real Red

Accessories: Giga Scalloped Circle, Mega Scalloped Circle, Gingham Ribbon, SU White Gel Pen, Paper Piercing, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

Valentines Tins

I made these for my daughter Molly's pre school class for her valentines. They are Del Monte fruit cup tins. I cut the bottom off with a safety can opener, washed them out real good. Stamped my images and attached them to the tin. Then wrapped 4 Hershey Nuggets with stamped address labels and put them in the tin with some red crimped filler shreded paper. Then I glued the bottom back on with crystal effects, added some ribbon and that is it. The, I mean the moms loved them.

Stamps: heapy hearts, every day flexible phrases

Paper: Real Red, whisper white

Ink: Real Red, Orchid Opulence, Pink Passion

Accessories: safety can opener, fruit cup tin, Hershey Nuggets, crimped paper filler, address labels, grosgrain ribbon, diamond glaze (for gluing the bottom back on)