Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Autumn Romance

Hi friends.  Gloomy day today, good day to stamp! 
I made this card for the September challenge at Craft a Scene.  The theme is "Trees"
They want you to use at least three trees on your card, I think I covered that, hee hee.
All stamps are Stampscapes, except the boating couple, which is Too Much Fun.
I used a variety of dye inks.  Card is cut with a Spellbinders die.  Leaf and charm from my stash.
Hope you're having a great Wednesday.  Thanks for stopping by.  Until later............

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pumpkin Girl

Hello friends.  We are having some really nice Fall days here in New York and I am loving it.  So very tired of dry, hot summer!!
Have hauled out my Fall paper stacks and started to think about Halloween and Fall cards.
Today's card is for the challenge at Crafting Life's Pieces Sketch Challenge #51.
I used this adorable digi by Pretty Little Stamps, The challenge owner's line of digi's.

The papers are a 12x12 stack I got at Joann's a couple of years ago,
and it was done by Debbie Mumm.  They are gorgeous and I will be sad
when they are gone.  The pumpkin border is Martha Stewart. 
The sentiment is mounted on wood and has no company listed, sorry.
The lattice die is Cheery Lynn
Colored with Copics
Hope you have a great Tuesday.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Until later........
Sue Drees

Monday, September 24, 2012


Time again for a new challenge at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
It's #129 and our Talented Teamie, Dorte, has chosen the theme "Autumn/Harvest for this one.

I chose this adorable image from Stampabilities of the House Mouse eating an apple

My card recipe
Papers, Orange textured cardstock base card.  Designer papers are
Leaf die is Spellbinders
Corner punch is Paper Shapers
Leaf border is Martha Stewart
Sentiment is from a Paper STack from Reflections at Michael's
Cheese cloth is tucked under the leaf
Distress inks in different colors sponged on leaf
Dyed twine from my LSS along with Baker's twine
The darling little apple charm is from my wonderful friend America!
Orange stickles around leaf border and leaf die
Glossy Accents on the apple
Kaiser rhinestones
We are generously sponsored by our friends at
House Mouse Designs and the prize is a $25 gift card to their online shop
Please remember, tax and shipping are the responsibility of the winner.
The design team and our September GDT members have come up with some really creative cards.
Take a peek on the blog, then get inking up those stamps and joining us.  We love to see what you come up with.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Monday.  Until later..........

BSS Monday Idea - Quilted background

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.
This week we are going to make a quilted background.
I started with a 5x7 inch white card base.
I cut another piece of white card stock 4 1/2" x 6".
I then cute 6 pieces of designer paper 1 1/2" square.
Then, I chose another coordinating designer paper and cut 6 pieces 1 1/2" square.
Now, glue the squares, alternating patterns on your extra piece of card stock.
I cut a 1/2 inch strip to form a border and glued it on.
That's it, now center this on your base card and decorate the rest of your card anyway you like.
I chose this wonderful little deer stamp,
Stampendous, Special Delivery (CRM269)
Don't you just love this little mail carrier?

Used papers from Basic Gray, Jovial Paper pack
I spritzed with gold perfect pearls and water from a mini mister,
after I made the quilt background.
Snowflakes are punches
Green shimmery bow
Colored with Copic Markers
Crystal Stickles at his feet.
You can do this on any size card, just adjust the measurements for your "quilt"
background. You could use three different prints and alternate them too.
Hope you have a chance to try this.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great Monday.  Until later.........

Friday, September 21, 2012

Beautiful flowers

Hi, hope everyone had a great Friday.  I wanted to get this card on earlier today, but the day got away from me.  Picked my Grandson up at school, and then went and picked up new glasses, made dinner...and just finished up this card!  Can you believe that September is almost over, yikes, time just flies by...........

I made this card for a friend who lost his wife last week.  I just want him to know we are thinking of him and keeping him in our prayers.

Repeat Impressions, Spring Blossoms

Card Recipe
Papers, bright yellow textured card stock, Green peralized card stock
Stamp - Repeat Impressions, (I was lucky enough to win this stamp
and another from Patti J Gilliam a while back, thanks Patti)
Oval die is Spellbinders Lacy Ovals
Sentiment is My Sentiments Exactly
I cut out a second Iris and popped it up over the first one.
I'm going to enter this into the Repeat Impressions Challenge, S1912, it's a sketch.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great weekend.  Hope to be back with another card tomorrow.
Have so many new things from the show I attended here that I haven't used yet.  Until later.......

Chair Pouches

Hi, just finished up the chair pouches for my daughters classroom, all 25 and she took them today
to put on the chairs before the children arrive.  They are going to be so excited, they have been waiting for them to be finished.  Here is a picture she took this morning before they got there.

ok hope to be back with a card later today, haven't been in my craft room in 2 days!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Friends Always

Hi fellow bloggers.  I'm about to get started on sewing up the chair covers for my daughter's first grade class, got them all cut out and ready to go yesterday.  We finally figured out the perfect size and now it's just a matter of getting them made.
I made this card for my dear friend who is having a big birthday this year.  We met in California when our husbands were in the Military and have remained friends all these years later.  When we get together (she lives in Texas, I live in New York) which isn't often, or talk on the phone (it's often) it's like we can pick up right where we left off.  So, although we didn't know each other when we were kids, I thought this set from Squigglefly was perfect for her birthday.
I didn't use embellishments because I love these digi's by Lynn Stansberry to much, that I like to let them be the main focus of the card.  These litle gals putting on nail polish is just so sweet, I love it.
And, the sentiment on the inside came with .  I made this for the challenge at Squigglefly, but didn't get it posted in time and I see they didn't have a winner because no one used a Squigglefly image, drat!
Really simple card.  Started with pale blue card stock and a polka dot card stock.  Corners are a punch and border punch is Stampin' Up.  Colored with Copics, sponged with blue dye ink.
Hope you have a great Tuesday.  Thanks for stopping by.  Until later.............

Monday, September 17, 2012

BSS Monday Idea - Twisted Card

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.
I saw this card idea on SCS and could not wait to try it. There are directions at this link:
Here's my take on the Twisted Card
It starts with a piece of card stock 11x41/2 inches. Score a line from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner. Fold on the score line, then fold in half to create the card. You can have a pocket on the front and inside or you can glue them shut if you don't want pockets.
Great for giving little gifts like tickets or gift cards.
Base cardstock is green pearlized textured. The designer paper is 6x6 sheets that
are on the counter at the store, but I don't know whose they are, ask Sharon.
The Oval is a Quick Kutz Lacy Oval. The sentiment is Art Gone Wild (G2-615).
The border die is Martha Stewart. Ribbon is from my stash.
This is the inside. On the front I glued the pocket shut. On the inside I used
the pocket for a gift card.

Base card is gold textured cardstock. The designer paper is
Basic Gray Jovial Paper Pad 6x6. Both the punches, the pine boughs and
the snowflakes are from Martha Stewart. The darling little "Jingle Tots"
are Art Impressions (UMT3606). Sentiment is Penny Black (3517F).
Gold mirror paper strip along the edge of the pocket.
This is the inside, the stamp has the four Tots on it, I just cut them out
and used two on the front and two on the inside.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Monday.  Until later..........

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Game Boy

Hi Friends.  Hope everyone is doing well. I have hauled out the sewing machine and I've been dusting off my sewing skills.  I used to sew a lot when my daughter was young, but since I started stamping not so much.  My daughter is a first grade teacher and I am in the process of making some chair covers that hold a folder in a pocked on the back of it.  25 of them!  And the chairs aren't all the same!  It's going to be a project.  They go together quickly thankfully.  And we chose bright primary cotton duck material so they are rugged and bright and cheery.    Anyway, that is what has been taking up some of my crafting time.

Today's card is for my Grandson's 12th birthday on Sunday.  He LOVES video games, so this digi from Mo Manning was just the ticket.

Digi - Mo Manning
Papers - Recollections, Michaels
Embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Colored with Copics
Cupcake is a punch
Thanks for stopping by today.  Until later.........
For those who have asked about the puppy, here is the latest picture.
She will be 18 weeks old Saturday.  She weighs 20 pounds already!

Monday, September 10, 2012

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge # 128


Time again for another House Mouse Challenge.  Our Sweet, talented teamie, Tracy, has chosen the theme "FRIENDSHIP" for this two week challenge.  You have until Saturday September 22, 2012 at 12:00 midnight EST to enter a card/project.


Card Recipe
Stamps - Opossum Handbook (HMOR1112), sentiment - Whipper Snapper Designs
Papers - Reflections, Michaels
Pearls, Kaiser
Black cardstock base card
Colored with Copics
Baker's cord - Pizzazz Aplenty
Charm from my friend America
Our generous  Sponsors for this challenge are:
Simon Says Stamp - $25 Gift Certificate
Note:  Tax and Shipping are the responsibility of the winner.
Di's Digi Downloads - $10 Gift Voucher

We are welcoming in Kristina and Teresa as our Guest Design Team members for the month of September.  For some "Friendship" inspiration, check out the design team's cards/projects on the House Mouse challenge site.

So, ink up those stamps and join us.  Love to check out your entry to see what you came up with.

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


BSS MONDAY IDEA - Star Fold Card

I'm excited to share this Star-Fold card with you this week.

This is the completed star-fold card closed.
I used the Inky Antics clear set, Punny Christmas Pups (11129MC)
The Papers are from the Authentique 6x6 Festive Collection.
Snowflakes and pine bough are punched. Colored with Copics.

This is the inside of the card.

Card fully opened.

Here is how you make it.

Start with a piece of card stock 101/2" by 12"
At the top of the 101/2 inch length, mark the center (6")
with a small dot. Line a 12 inch ruler up with that dot and the right
hand bottom corner of the paper and draw a line. Do the same on the
left side. You now have a large triangle. Along the edge of each side of the triangle,
mark the 4 inch, six inch and 8 inch with a small dot. Connect the dots of the
six inch marks to create a small triangle. Connect the four inch dots.
Connect the 8inch dot on the left to the four inch dot at the bottom. Connect the 8 inch dot on the right, with the 8 inch dot at the bottom.

Cut out the large triangle and score all the connecting lines you have drawn.

Fold the first score line up to fit into the center triangle. Fold the second
score line down to form the star. Use a bone folder to crease each fold.

To close the card, tuck each star point one end inside and the other end

Now for the fun, decorate the star. Make triangles 1/4 inch smaller than the points to mat them.
Trace the inside panels, then make mats just a little smaller. I added a hanger, as this could be used as a hanging decoration for the holidays.

This is a fun project. As with all fold cards, measurements must be accurate for
it to work, so measure carefully. It's pretty easy to put together and fun to decorate.

Hope you have a chance to try this fun fold card.

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

Monday, September 3, 2012

BSS MONDAY IDEA - Altered Front Part 2

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea.
Happy Labor Day. Hope you can enjoy the last of our summer holidays doing something fun.
Today's idea is a throw-back to last weeks idea. This time, we are going to cut off
some of the front of the card on the side instead of the top. I cut two inches off of
mine and added a Martha Stewart border.
This beautiful little fairy stamp is by La Blanche. I stamped in Versamark Onyx and embossed with clear embossing powder. Colored with Copic Markers. White glitter added to her wings. Diamond Stickled the grass. Sponged clouds with sponge applicator by Ranger and a torn paper towel.
Papers are by Bazzill Basic Paper 6x6 stack, Kraft color. Image and mat are adhered only on the left side.
Here is the card when opened. The sentiment is Inkadinkado 97817
Ok, we have altered the front of the card both up and down (see last weeks
post) and from side to side. This little cut can make a great statement on a card.
Enjoy the rest of your holiday.
Thanks for stopping by.
Until later...........

Saturday, September 1, 2012


Hello again, it's the weekend, most everyone's favorite time of the week.  Hope you have something fun planned, or have some extra time for crafting.  We are attending a birthday party this afternoon,'s a surprise, will tell you more next time............

Today's card is for the challenge at Squigglefly.  It's #34 and the theme is Falling into Fall.

I have used this absolutely gorgeous image by Lynne Stansberry.
I kept the card really simple because I wanted to let this digi be the center of attention on this card.
I added some sticker leaves from my stash and some fall colored tiles.  Papers are layered mats and I colored  with Copic Markers.
The inside sentiment which came with the image says "I hate four letter words, like wash, iron, cook and dust".
I am absolutely in love with this artist's drawings and they are a dream to color.
Hope you have a great Saturday.  Enjoy your weekend.  Thanks for stopping by today.
Leave me a comment so I know you were here.  Until later............