Thursday, June 30, 2011


Hope your having a great Thursday.  Today, I start my 7 day stint at dog and kitty sitting.  Only problem is, I have to go to their house several times a day to feed and spend time with them.  Their dog doesn't get along with other dogs (Keeley, the blog dog would faint anyway!) and our dog doesn't know about kitties.  Thankfully I only have to drive about two miles............And, they are always so excited to see Grandma!!

Today's card is for the challenge at Gingersnap Creations, GCSP08, Blue Moon Challenge.
The challenge is to use the monthly theme, A trip to the mall, and a recipe, three papers, three buttons, and three words.

I'm also entering this card in the challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show The challenge this week is to use a word on your card.

Here's what I used on this card:

Papers - Base card, The Paper Studio, Simple Elegance, all others
Tim Holtz Paper stack
Stamp - B Line Designs
Words - Stickers mounted on cardboard circles.
Buttons from my stash, tied with baker's twine
Pin - Tim Holtz, Key, Making Memories
Child's play money sponged with green dye ink.

It's almost Friday! Long weekend for Americans.  Glad you stopped by, thanks.  Until later.........

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Hello, it;s hump day!  And if you are living in the US, a long weekend is coming up to celebrate our Independence Day.

Our daughter and son-in-law have just celebrated their wedding anniversary and this
is the card I made for us to give them.

A simple card, but elegant.

Here's what I used:

Stamps - outside sentiment, PSX; inside sentiment Rubber Stampede
Rings, Art Impressions; Hearts, old DOTS stamp
Front embossing was done with a Cuddlebug embossing plus folder, it cuts and embosses in one pass
Blue ink Adirondack by Ranger
Ribbon and rhinestones
Inside border, Martha Stewart

Hope your Wednesday is wonderful.  Thanks for stopping by.  Until later.......


Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Hi, Happy Tuesday.

Today's card is for the Penny Black and Friends Saturday Challenge #157, Stitch It Up.  They want to see stitches, real or faux on your card.

Here is a close up of the hedgies with the ladybugs.

What I used on my card:

Stamps - Lady Bug Love, Penny Black;
Papers:  Webster's Pages, Your Life Beautiful
Lace border
Ladybug buttons with the shanks cut off, Michael's
Flowers, Prima
Hot off the Press, Faux Stitches
Gray textured card stock, base card
Colored with Copics

Hope you have a great Tuesday, going to be hot here the rest of the week.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Until later..............

Monday, June 27, 2011


It's Monday, and time again for my blog entry for my local stamp store, Buffalo Stamps and Stuff.

Today's idea is to make a Z-Shaped card.

Cute a piece of card stock 10 1/2 by 7 inches.
Score at 3 1/2, and 7 inches.
On the 10 1/2 long side, at the top of the card, draw a light line from the
top right corner to 2 inches down on the left hand corner. Lay the card on your
cutter and cut off.
With a border punch, punch across the top of the card.
Fold and crease the score lines, the first fold is a mountain fold and
the second fold is a valley fold.
Decorate as desired.
What I used:
Stamps - Kitty, Great Impressions E716; Sentiment, Penny Black 4176H;
Friendship word, Hero Arts
Designer Paper - Webster's Pages, Your Life Beautiful
Nestibilities die Big Scalloped Ovals Lg
Little blue dots - Craftworkcards, CANDI, cotton candy
distress ink Ranger- Tumbles Glass
Kitty colored with Copic Markers

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Monday.  Until later............

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Hello.  I can't believe that I haven't blogged since last Monday!!  I think this is the first time since I began blogging I have gone that long.  And I haven't even been in my stamp room for that long.
My granddaughter was excused from taking ALL her exams this year due to the fact that she maintained a 95 average in all subjects for all marking periods.  So proud of her, she adjusted to Middle School finally and is enjoying it, and looking forward to eighth grade.  My Grandson had only a half day on Thursday, so they both spent the afternoon here, And on Friday we took in a movie to celebrate Michael's great report card and the end of the school year!

I have also been preparing for a garage sale at our local stamp store.  I've been bagging and pricing stamps for the sale.  Also, so many books I have purchased over the years are going too.

Here is little Tilda cooling off by dipping her feet in the water.

Stamps - Tilda, Large shell,Stamp It; Sea Grass, Posh Impressions;
Faux stitches, Hot off the Press; snail, Magnolia;
Papers: Prima Jack and Jill 6x6 pad
Dots - Craftwork Cards Candi - Cotton Candy color
Pink Fish - Punch
Flowers - Michael's
Stardust Stickles

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Saturday and weekend.  Until later..............

Monday, June 20, 2011


Hello, it's time for another House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, #98.  Our Theme this time, thanks for our talented teammate, Christine, is "Here comes Summer"   

I chose this very cute mice eating watermelon stamp!  What is better on a hot summer day than a cold slice of ripe watermelon!

I colored with Copics, corners are from a punch by PaperShapers.  Added some Martha Stewart half round baubles to the corners.
Closeup of image.  I sponged the sky background.

Hope you get a chance to join us for our "Here comes Summer Challenge".
We are being sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads, and the prize is 3 Digis to the winner of our random drawing at the end of the challenge. Entries will be accepted through Sunday July 3rd.

We'd love to come see what you have created with a House Mouse, Gruffie bear, or Happy Hopper Bunny.  Take a looks at the design team samples at the House Mouse blog site for some inspiration, then get stamping!

Have a great Monday.  Thanks for stopping by.  Until later..............

BSS MONDAY IDEA - Gate Fold -Two-Way Opening

Hello, it's my Monday post for my local stamp store, Buffalo Stamps and Stuff.

Today's idea is a Gate Fold card with a two-way opening.  I made a regular gate fold card
81/2x 5 1/2, score at 21/8 on either end, crease and fold in to form base card.
Decorate the two front pieces with designer paper or card stock.  For this card, I used a
Martha Stewart punch to punch the edges of the gate folds. I colored my new little mouse stamp (Awww), the July stamp of the month from House Mouse called "Give Peas a Chance" with Copics and sponged the edges with green ink.  Mounted on green card stock.  I added adhesive to only the left half of the matted image and adhered it to the top portion of the card on only the left side

I stamped the sentiment, from a Stampendous baby set of small sayings, to the Spellbinder's Fancy Tags Two die.  Add adhesive to only the left half of the die and adhere it below the main image on the right side only.  Now, when you open the card, it opens two ways, from the top and the bottom because of the way you adhere the image and the die cut.

This is the card opened up.  The paper is from Cosmo Cricket and the sentiment is from Savvy Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Monday.  Until later............

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Happy Father's Day.
I'm sure many Dads would love to wake up with this beauty parked in the driveway!

The car and the background matching paper are one of those 3D kits, punch out and pop up.
I ran a piece of silver paper through a Cuttlebug Diamond Plate folder and added the word Dream!

Have a great Sunday.  Hug a Dad today.  Thanks for stopping by.  Until later.........

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Quick post, I'm so late today, I am almost into tomorrow!!

Made this card with the adorable baby fairy Kiki by Mo Manning.
Papers are Fairy Flora, by Prima.  The doily die is by Marianne Design.
I colored her with Copic Markers.

I made the card for the Challenge at Cute Card Thursday #169  Birthstones.  I chose Pearl as my birthstone.  The flowers are a die cut and embossing folder in one.

Here is a close up of the little fairy.

Hope your having a great weekend.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Until later............

Friday, June 17, 2011


It's finally Friday!

Today's card is to remind you that we are half-way through the monthly challenge at Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges.  You still have plenty of time to make a card or project using an animal as the focal point of your item, along with following the monthly theme.  The June Theme is a recipe, three papers, two buttons, and you must use the color blue on your card.

This adorable image is a coloring page of a sweet Precious Moments little girl.  I have a feeling she is trying to find homes for her wagon load of puppies!!  I colored with Copic Markers and sponged the sky background.  Sentiment is from a clear stamp set from Cloud 9, all about dogs.  Hearts were punched with an elongated heart punch from Paper Shapers.  Added some Diamond Stickles.  Bakers twine across the top, and tied on buttons.

Close up of image.  I stippled the grass.

Hope you have a chance to join us at the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge.  You have until the 30th of June.  We'd love to come see what you come up with for this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Friday.  Until later...........

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Hi.  Ran some errands today and one of them was a stop at my local stamp store.
Got some new "stuff" to play with, excited to ink up some new stamps.
Today's card is for the challenge (#68) at Sassy Cheryl's.  This week, they want you to make a Tent Card.

I made mine with papers by K & Company.  The delicate vine border is a new purchase.  It's a die cut by Memory Box.  These dies cut so nice and this one is very thin in places.  I cut some of the pansies from scraps for the front of the card and made the inside with matching paper.  I colored this cute image with Copic Markers.  The sentiment is Stampendous.

Close up of the sweet image "Bee on your Nose"

Hope your Tuesday was great.  Thanks for stopping by.  Until later..............

Monday, June 13, 2011


Hi, it's Monday.  The day I post an idea for my local stamp store, Buffalo Stamps and Stuff.

Today's idea is this great Graduation Cap Card, that opens like a spring card.

This is the card opened up.  The stamp of the graduates throwing their hats in the air is from Penny Black and the sentiment stamp is Hero Arts.

Below are the directions for this card.

The card folds like a spring card to lay flat for mailing.

Have a great Monday.  Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, June 10, 2011


Hi, hope everyone had a great Thursday.  Did some much needed cleaning today and drank a gallon of hot and sticky!

Today's card is for the Penny Black and Friends Saturday Challenge #154, Doodling.

I used this great stamp "In her Garden".  The papers are by My Mind's Eye, Stella Rose 6x6 pad.
I started with a pearl green cardstock.  I "Doodled" around the edges of the designer papers.  I colored the image with Copic Markers.

Close up of the stamped image.

Finally Friday Tomorrow.  Our kids only have a couple of weeks of school left, they are really getting excited about their summer vacation time. Since both my daughter and son in law are both teachers, the entire family is home for the two months.....lucky!

Have a great Friday.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Until later..............

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Hi, Happy Hump Day.  Going to be super warm and humid here today, yuck!

Today's card is for the challenge at Totally Tilda (#24), which this time is to use the colors Red, White, and Blue.

I chose this adorable sailor Tilda.  The papers are from the DCWV Stack, Nantucket.
I colored her with Copic Markers.  Shells are from an old Dots set!  Crepe paper along back edge is Melissa Frances. Seagulls are from River City Rubber Works.  Sentiment is Stampouri.

Hope you can stay cool today.  Thanks for stopping by.  Until later................

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Happy Tuesday!  Today's card is for the challenge at Gingersnap Creations.
The theme is AT the Mall.  They want to see what you are picking up on a trip to the Mall.

This is the card closed

What girl doesn't love a little retail therapy??  For my card, I used a base card of glittery dotted pink card stock by Best Creations.  The designer paper is from my stash.  The beautiful dress stamp is an old one by Me and Carrie Lou, unfortunately out of business now.  The Shoes and perfume stamps are by Great Impressions.  The sentiment is Inky Antics.

This is the card completely open.

Used some Stickles on the images for sparkle.

Who wouldn't want to have a trip at the Mall and pick up new shoes, a beautiful dress, perfume and jewelry............OH Yeah!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Tuesday.  Until later.

Monday, June 6, 2011


Welcome to the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #97

 The theme for this challenge was chosen by America.

She would like to see you use jewels or jewelry on your card/project.

This special little couple are going to the Chapel!  I used two sided sticky backed paper and laid lace on the powder blue card stock and used white Art Institute glitter on top of the lace.  The oval is from K & Company, as well as the words Bride and Groom.

I tucked the sweet couples rings into the flowers.  Her beautiful diamond and a pair of matching wedding bands.  Red and white Prima roses and some tiny roses with net from Michael's make up the flower arrangements.  A big white double bow with a pair of red punched hearts and some corner pearls are the finishing touches to this card.

Our Sponsor this challenge is Simon Says Stamp, and the winner by random draw will win a $15 Gift Card for their online super store, and a second prize from America  will also be given away.

So ink up those House Mouse, Gruffies or Happy Hoppers and put on some jewelry and/or jewel bling and enter your card in the challenge.  It runs through Sunday, June 22nd.  We can't wait to see what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Monday.  Until later.......