Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Strong Women and Tea

Well, I did it!  The Crafters Digital Art Center has a Progressive Challenge going on through the end of August.  I received 6 free digis to make something with for the month of August and this is the last one.

The teacup image is a digi by Sandi Samples.

Card Recipe

Digi - Sandi Samples
Paper - card stock green pearl finish
Scalloped circle - Marvey punch, spun sugar distress ink
Sentiment - Stampendous
Heart border - K & Company
Lace Doily
Colored with Copic Markers
Trimmed with gold Krylon Pen
Sparkly gold glitter
Ribbon - Michael's

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


Monday, August 29, 2011


Time for a new Challenge over at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.  This is challenge # 103 and our talented teamie, Mary, has chosen "A Recipe Card/Project" for our challenge.

Card Recipe:

Papers - Lemon yellow card stock DCWV, DP - Sweet Stack DCWV
Stamps - House Mouse Designs
Lace border - Martha Stewart
Lace Doily sponged with Spun Sugar Distress Ink
I made a pocket on the front of my card and slipped my recipe into the pocket.

Inside - Stamp - Stampin' Up
Here is the cake recipe.
Lemon Cake
 Cake Batter:
2 large eggs
1 (18.25 ounce) package lemon cake mix
1 (20 ounce) can lemon pie filling
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 Tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups confectioners' sugar
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 13x9-inch baking pan. Set aside.
For the cake, in a large bowl combine the eggs, cake mix and pie filling using an electric mixer. Mix until well blended. Spread into the prepared pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool thoroughly.

For the icing, in a large bowl mix the cream cheese, milk, vanilla and confectioners' sugar. Spread on the cooled cake.
Note: Lemon bars can be made using a 15x10-inch jelly-roll pan. Check doneness after 20 minutes.
Makes 12-15 servings

We have three great Sponsors this week, so three random chances to win!

House Mouse Designs has generously offered a $25 electronic Gift Certificate.
K" n K Designs has generously offered 3 Free Digi's
Pizzazz Aplenty has generously offered a $10 gift package of embellishments.

The design team and our two guest DT members for the month of September have some great inspiration on the challenge blog.  So get those stamps out and ink them up and join the fun!
You gotta be in it to win a prize.  Don't forget, you must use a House Mouse design, either the mice, a gruffie bear or a happy hopper bunny to enter.

Can't wait to see what you come up with for our Recipe challenge!  Thanks Mary this was fun.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Have a great Monday.  Until later.............

BSS MONDAY IDEA - Winter Window Remake continued.....

Welcome to the Monday Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Idea.
Today we are continuing on with the Winter Window Remake. If you don't know what I'm talking about, scroll down to last week post and take a peek.
Last week we remade the Winter window stamp by Northwoods into a fall scene.
Today, I'm going to show you Summer and Spring Scenes.

Spring Card Recipe
Stamp - Northwoods Tulips and eggs, sentiment AMuse Artstamps 9-82498
Window stamp is stamped on pink card stock distressed with vintage photo ink.
Papers - Fairy Flora by Prima
Bunny Border - Martha Stewart
Glitter pink cardstock strip
Daisys on the window sill are from the bottom of the tulip stamp.
Dots embossing folder

Summer Card Recipe
Paper - Cream colored card base, designer paper Webster's Pages Collection Triple Pack
Image stamped on white ribbed cardstock and distressed with various blue inks
Stamp - The Rubbernecker Stamp Co- Beach Babes 79-18
Impression Obsession also has them here
Border punch - Martha Stewart
Shells on the window sill are an unmounted stamp and I don't know whose it is.
Colored with Copics.

Have a great Monday.  Until later................

Sunday, August 28, 2011


 Stamp show in town this weekend and my daughter and I went on Saturday.  Bought a lot of new stamps (just what I needed!!!!!!!!!!), some new dies, and a lot of new "stuff"  Can't wait to show you some of it on cards soon.

Thanks for stopping by.  Until later....................

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Hello, happy hump day.  My Godfather (yep, how lucky am I to get to be an old gal and still have her Godfather!) is visiting from Toronto.  My husband ran up and got him on Monday and will take him home on Friday.  I feel so blessed that he got to visit with us for a few days.  He and my Aunt and Godmother, who passed away 5 years ago, used to visit several times a year and we always celebrated both Canadian Thanksgiving and American Thanksgiving at my house.

Today's card is for the Challenges at Magnolia Down Under #110 - Use Butterflies on your creation.
And Just Magnolia #120 - Use a funny sentiment.

Card Recipe:

Stamp - Tilda with Birthday Cake

Papers - Martha Stewart
Crepe paper for pleated bottom, Melissa Frances
Pink string - Paper Pazzazz
Border - Martha Stewart
Butter flies dies - Whimsy
Sentiment - Stampa Rosa (no longer in business)
Pearl Swirls - 7 Kids College Fund
Pink sparkly die cut Spellbinders
Spun Sugar Distress ink
Colored with Copic Markers
White glitter

Hope your Wednesday was a good one and your Thursday even better!
Thanks for stopping by.  Until later.................

Monday, August 22, 2011

BSS MONDAY IDEA - Winter Window Stamp

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.
Today's idea was suggested by Sharon.
I took the Winter Window Scene Stamp from Northwoods Rubber Stamps (P8324)
and created a simple card.
Colored with Copic Markers
Small strip of glossy white card stock run through a Snowflake Embossing folder, torn on one edge, inked with Stormy Sky distress ink.
Snowflakes, Martha Stewart punch, with small Crystals in the center.
White glitter on snow.
Then, I stamped the same stamp again on brown card stock this time, cut out the windows to remove the winter scene and stamped the Fall Garden scene by Northwoods Rubber Stamps (P7588) on white card stock and colored with copics, trimmed to fit the window and popped up the small pumpkins onto the window sill to cover the pine cones.
Brown, Green, orange and yellow card stock used
Ran through various Embossing folders.
Yellow card stock edges inked with Wild Honey distress ink.
Leaf at the top is a Cuttlebug die and folder. Cut on yellow card stock then used
distress inks to give fall color to the leaf. Sprayed with gold perfect pearls and water from a mini mister.
This is a very versatile stamp and next week I'm going to show you a Spring and Summer

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

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fuzzy Wuzzy Mid-Month Reminder- A Shaped Card

Hello, happy Friday, one more day to the Weekend!

It's the Mid-Month Reminder for the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge.
You have until the 31st of August to submit your Shaped Card for our August Challenge.

Please remember, you need an animal as the focal point of your card.

Card Recipe for my Z Fold Card

Stamp - Baby Elephant - Peachy Keen Stamps, Sentiment Hampton Art Stamps,
Baby Bottle, Rubbernecker Stamps, Little Star, Hero Arts, OH Baby, Michael's dollar stamp
Papers - Me and my Big Ideas - Boy Specialty Stack
Dies - Circle - Spellbinders
Tag - Whimsy Stamps
Hearts embossing folder, Darice
Border Punches - lace - Martha, Rick Rack, EK Success.

Going to lunch with a bunch of gals from my neighborhood.  One of the gals that lost her husband is moving to Long Island to be closer to her only son and we are taking her to lunch.  She and her husband built their home and moved in when they married, she was 17.  She has lived there all her life, and soon will  celebrate her 76th birthday.  I'm so proud of the way she has handled cleaning out the house and giving away and getting rid of her "things", then selling her home, and now the big move soon.  I will miss her as a neighbor and friend, but I am so happy for her that she will be with her son and his family in a loving home.  They are all looking forward to this move and I wish them much happiness in the days ahead.  They have added a Mom's apartment to their home, so she will have her own space.

Have a fabulous Friday.  Thanks for stopping by for a peek. Until later............

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tiny Dancer

Hi, this is my fifth card for the Progressive challenges going on at Crafters Digital Art Center.
This Digi is by Whoopsiedaisy Digi Stamps. Remember, you sign up to get the 6 free digi's, and you must use at least one, and the next months digis are sent to you automatically.  All the rules are on the CDAC site.

Card Recipe:

Digi - Whoopsiedaisy
Paper - My Mind's Eye
Gigham - The Paper Studio
Flower border - Martha Stewart
Paper doily, edges painted with Perfect Pearls
Ticket sentiment was free
Shoe charm from my friend America!
Colored with Copics

Hope your day was great.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Until later............

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Splish Splash

Hello, today's card is for the Progressive challenges going on now at Crafters Digital Art Center.
This is my fourth card completed out of the six free digi's they give you for the month of August.

Card Recipe

Papers - My Mind's Eye
Ribbon - Michael's
Butterfly Die - Cherry Lyn Designs
Leaf die - Crealies
Colored with Copics

Hope you have a great Tuesday.  Thanks for stopping by.  Until later...........

Monday, August 15, 2011

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge # 102

Time for a new challenge at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

We would like to thank everyone who entered a card in our last challenge, the ATC challenge.  Seems it made a lot of us think outside of the box, but everyone seemed to enjoy it once they got into it!

For our theme this time, chosen by our talented teammate Lorraine, she wants us to get Fruity.
So anything that involves the mice, gruffies or Happy Hoppers and something fruity is what we are looking for.

Check out the DT samples for inspiration, there are some beautiful cards.
We have two guest design team members for the month of August, Rosey and Gemma.

We are sponsored by K & K Designs and the prize is 3 stamp sets.

Also, we welcome back Pizzazz Aplenty, which is offering a $ 10 gift package of
wonderful embellishments.

So ink up those stamps and join us for our Lets Get Fruity Challenge.  We can't wait to see what you come up with.

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


Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea

This weeks idea is to make a Tunnel Card.

The magic of the tunnel card is on the inside!

Here is a link to a tutorial by Beccy Muir on how to make a Tunnel Card.

Here is what I used to make this card:

Papers - Umbrellas - Jillibean, gingham from my stash, lime green textured card stock
Stamps - Art Impressions - Girlfriends stamp, sentiment, Whipper Snapper
Flower is by Prima
Scalloped edge on inside was done with a punch from EK Success
Used Marvy punches to make the scalloped circle cutouts on the inside
Spellbinders die for the square on the front that the image is stamped on.
Colored with Copic Markers

Really easy to put together, and you know how people love to get a card that

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

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Summer Vacation

Hello.  Extremely busy week last week, so I was so not in my craft room doing my thing.
Today, I just "needed" to color something, but found out that being away from it for six days made my mojo go for a walk.  I played with this card all day and set it aside and pulled it back out............oh my!

I made this card for the challenge at Just Magnolia Week 119, and the theme is Summer Holiday Fun.
Well, whats better than a vacation at the beach.  I love this new little Tilda snorkeling, but have you seen the price of these now!  They are making them too expensive for me!  They are $15.99 for these little people and they aren't even on wood! OK that's my rant for the day!

Card Recipe:

Papers - sand and water are from Summer Stack and glitter paper is also from A DCWV Stack.
Little seashells are stickers by K & Co.
Crab and Turtle are dollar stamps from Michael, as well as the sentiment.
The sun and the plant are old stamps from companies no longer in business.
Sand border is by EK Success
Colored with Copics

Hope your enjoying your Saturday.  Thanks for stopping by today, will be back tomorrow, and Monday is House Mouse Monday and also my post for my local stamp store.  Until later.......

Monday, August 8, 2011



Now, for this weeks idea, Ribbon Trim.

This fun technique is also easy. To make the ribbon trim, cut a length of ribbon
a couple of inches longer than the area you want the ribbon to run across.
Cut a straight slit on either end a little wider than the ribbon you're using with a
craft knife. Tie a knot in the center of each piece of ribbon and put the ends through the slit. Tape the ends down on the back side (trim them if they are too long)

You can also make a rectangle or square ribbon trim around an image.

There is a picture tutorial on how to achieve this at

Today's card recipe

Papers -purple, pink and white card stock
Stamps - Medallion, Hero Arts - Inside sentiment, My Sentiments Exactly
Medallion stamped in light orchid, then used a water based marker to
highlight with darker purple before stamping.
Center of medallion is a large round brad that I covered with purple Glitter
White satin ribbon
Pink card stock is embossed with a Cuddlebug folder
White pearls by Kaiser
Fancy square die is Nellie Snellen
Medallion edges decorated with Star Dust Stickles

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

Sunday, August 7, 2011


Wow, another weekend over....time flies whether you're having fun or not!

Today's card is another Digi for the Progressive Challenge over at the Crafter's Digital Art Center.
You sign up and you receive 6 free digi's, use them and post them on the site or your blog or both and link to the challenge.

Card Recipe
Papers -The Paper Studio, Sugar and Spice
Sentiment - Kiss the Cook, Posh, East Dessert First, Stampabilities
Paper doilies and hearts
Cake Stickers - K & Company
Star Dust Stickles, white glitter
Colored with Copic Markers

Thanks for stopping by today.  Until later.................

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Hello, hope your weekend is a good one.  We are supposed to get some rain today, boy do we need it!

Today's card is for the challenge at Gingersnap Creations (GC113 - Babes and Tots)

                                                                          click to enlarge

These Digi's by Sugar Nellie are so beautiful. 

Card Recipe

Digi Image - Sugar Nellie
Papers - Base Card - Core'dinations Vintage Collection
DP- Webster's Pages
Punches - Happy Birthday, Martha
Sentiment -  free digi by Jess - Paper Play
Colored with Copic Markers
Star Dust Stickles

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

Friday, August 5, 2011


Welcome to the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge for August, #12

This month we are asking you to make a shaped card.  Any Shape. 


How cute is this baby?  It's a digital image from Delicious Doodles.
I made my shaped card with Spellbinders Scalloped  oval.  I cut the digi out on a plain Spellbinders oval and colored with Copics.  Small flowers are Prima, used Liquid pearls in the centers. The die cut tag is from Whimsy and the sentiment is Repeat Impressions.

We are graciously being sponsored by Lili of the Valley this month.

Check out the design team samples then get to work.  Love to see what you come up with for
your shaped card.

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

Thursday, August 4, 2011


Wow, it's Thursday already!  The days just fly by.  Went to my Stamp Club at my local stamp store and Carol showed us a great technique using tissue paper.  Going to try some things with it and will post something here in the future.  Good to see the gals, and even went out for ice cream after!

Today's card is another one for the Progressive Digi Challenges taking place at the Crafters Digital Art Center.  You sign up and they send you six Digi's you agree to use and post pictures of and you have a month to use them. 

This beautiful teapot digi is by Sandi Huggett of  Sandi Samples

The inside of the card

Card Recipe

Digi - Fuchsia Tea Pot - Sandi Samples
Colored with Copics
Flowers highlighted with Art Institute Glitter
Sentiment - My Sentiments Exactly
Worn Lipstick Distress ink
Swirl - Unknown

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful Thursday.  Until later..........

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Hi.  Happy Hump Day!  Today's card is for the challenge at Penny Black and Friends Saturday Challenge. # 162.  This week, they would like you to use your Penny Black stamps to make a background for your card.

Card Recipe

Stamps - Penny Black
Paper - Yellow textured card stock
White smooth card stock
Die cut oval - Nellie Snellen
Wild Honey Distress Ink around chicks
Adirondack Stonewashed around sentiment
Sentiment - Silver Fox Stamps (long gone)
Tiny heart punch around oval
Colored with Copic Markers
Sentiment is mounted bevelled on card
Bow Hobby Lobby

Hope you have a great Wednesday.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Until later............

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Hi everyone, hope your Tuesday is starting off great.

Today's card is for the Progressive Challenges for August at the Crafters Digital Art Center.

The digi is from Priscilla Styles Store

Card Recipe:

Fan Digi - Priscilla Styles Store
Base card Bazzill Swiss Dot white card stock
DP - My Mind's Eye
Circle - Gold Metallic
Die cute Flowers - Memory Box Die
Colored with Copic Markers
White organza ribbon with gold trim
Kaiser Rhinestones
small metal charm at base of fan
Butterflies green textured card stock - Anna Griffin punch

This Progressive challenge gives you 6 free digi's to work with for the whole month of August.
Check out the details on the Crafters Digital Art Center site.

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