Many thanks

...to YOU, for stopping by everyday to leave me such sweet comments. I really am amazed that so many people will take a bit of time out of their day to leave me a kind word or two. :)

A quick card made for some friends, who kindly let us stay at their house for the night during a trip to my brothers fiancée's bridal shower in Ohio.

A little felt birdy from Martha Stewart...

Used some doilies, and some paper from my new kit -

That's pretty much it...sorry for the absence lately. Because it's Lent, and I am a Roman Catholic, I have given up blogging stuff (!!!) on weekdays...unless it's for DT work or it's a feast day, so that's why it's been so quiet. Just thought I'd let you know. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping in tonight and enjoy your weekend! :)

Card recipe
Cardstock: LSS
Patterned paper: K&Company "Classic K"
Stamps: Hero Arts "Sending Smiles", PTI "Tag Its #1"
Ink: Tim Holtz "Walnut Stain"
Other: doily, felt bird (Martha Stewart)

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, scissors, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities "Labels Four"


Wishing you a day full of

...sunshine and smiles. :)

Just stopping in quickly (again) to share a card for the Waltzingmouse Sketch challenge - my first banner card! I've never really been interested in the whole banner thing, but had to try it out once, just so I could say I did.
Also for the ABC birthday challenge :)

Have a nice day, and thanks so much for popping in!

Card recipe
Cardstock: LSS, Bazzil
Stamps: Hero Arts "Sending Smiles Message", and "Ledger"
Ink: Staz-on, Tim Holtz "Walnut Stain"
Sticker: October Afternoon "Fly a Kite"
Pearl: Kaisercraft
Other: string HERE

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, scissors, hole punch


Contest with big prize!

Just popping in super quick to let you in on a fun contest hosted by GCD Studios...
This contest is a spin off contest for the Brave Girls Camp Contest and it runs from March 15th to April 1st.

1) create a project (it can be anything you want), but keep the theme "spring" in mind.
2) You must use the chipart tool on it somehow (if you don't have it, it can be found in many stores)

3) submit your projects to: Chipart_contest@gcdstudios.com

and here is the prize for our Spring Spin off Contest with Fiskars - the value is over $200 in punches, paper, Chipart tool, trimmers and much more!
Also here is the prize again for the Brave Girls Contest


Oh my gosh, going to that camp would be SOOO fun! Free airfare and accommodations? Meeting Melody Ross? That would be so exciting!

For the complete details, go HERE.


Sew what's new?

After a pretty hectic weekend, not much around here. :)

The simple card I'm sharing today was made for this weeks Simply Scrapping Crafts card challenge - sketch!

We announced our three new card design team gals - Dana, Dawn, and Dani!! These girls are so super talented - I'm so excited to have them on the team!! :)

That's pretty much it for me - hope you're having a relaxing Sunday and thanks for stopping in!

Card recipe
Cardstock: Unknown
Patterned paper: Sassafras 'Indie Girl'
Stamps: Hero Arts "Sew Artsy"
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Half pearls: Remembrance
Ribbon: one sided satin, twine

Tools: adhesive, trimmer, scissors, sewing machine


Pinch me

...is THIS a dream? :)

It's nuts.

It's crazy.

Best of all, it's true. :D

Anyways, Happy St. Patricks Day!! Not gonna post without a little something green...

I made this card for sweet Lin, participating in Deb's card swap for the first time - so much fun! I went the easy route and made a card with the theme of friendship...

I painted the flowers petals with glimmer mist - who knew? Seriously, I LOVE this idea! Something tells me I'm going to be doing a bit more painting then I previously did. ;)

That's pretty much it for today - I have some major catching up do in blog world. ;)

Hope you're having a great St. Patricks day!

Card recipe
Cardstock: Hero Arts
Patterned paper: October Afternoon "Fly a Kite"
Stamps: Hero Arts "Be Happy"
Ink: Staz-on
Pearls: random unknown
Other: embroidery thread, glimmer mist, watercolor paper

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, scissors, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, paintbrush


Thank you kindly

...sweet friends and readers. Your comments always make me smile and lift my spirits. :)

I apologize if the following photo hurts your eyes...my poor blue camera, barely a year and a half old, is losing its grip on picture taking. All the photos come out blurry, which means I have to use the 'sharpen' tool on Picnik to the extreme...and thus, the hardness of the photo.
So if anyone has any good suggestions for a good detail (macro) camera under $150, please let me know...I'm getting pretty desperate to find the almost perfect digital camera.
Anyways, this is made for this weeks Embellish color challenge...funny, I used to dislike color challenges, and now I just can't get enough. ;)

Some pretty Waltzingmouse Stamps, and the lovely Hero Arts music background.
Oh my gorgeousness, I just love this purple music background :)

I will be absent most of this week from blog-land as well, as there are a lot of fun things coming up soon that are keeping me pretty busy. I really have loads of cards to share, but just not the time. ;)

Thanks so much for stopping in, and I hope you have a wonderful day! :)

ETA: I just noticed how mine and Lin's cards (for the same challenge), look so alike! lol! Great minds think alike, so they say! ;)

Card recipe
Cardstock: LSS, Bazzil
Patterned paper: Heidi Grace, Crate "Restoration"
Stamps: Hero Arts "Music Background", Waltzingmouse "Fancy Phrases" and "Very Vintage Labels 4"
Ink: Tim Holtz "Walnut Stain", Joann's (purple ink), Martha Stewart (green ink)
Trim: American Crafts "Dear Lizzy"

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, scissors, stylus, MS punches


I love...

...THIS Hero Arts digi set. Soooo yummy! I was going to make a card set with a bunch of glittery hearts, but I realized I didn't have a glue pad (at the time) for my pretty glitter, and the embossing pad just wasn't gluey enough. :(

So, I went with a big shabby card, with a tiny amount of glitter that managed to stay on the heart wings...

Stamping on my little handmade posy....

More sentiment-masking. And yes, that tag is supposed to look a little messy. ;)

I also put some Glossy Accents on the tip of the pin after I pushed it through, because my mom hates the idea of the point stabbing someone, lol. ;)

Just wanted to quickly share this as I'll be taking the rest of this week off (till Saturday) from blogging. :)

So enjoy the rest of your week, and have a great day!

Card recipe
Cardstock: LSS
Patterned paper: K&Co "Wild Saffron", Girls Paperie
Stamps: Hero Arts "Vintage Valentine", "Type", and "Envelope Liner"
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Walnut Stain"
Ribbon: Offray
Other: button, felt, tissue paper, pin

Tools: trimmer, scissors, adhesive, sewing machine, Glossy Accents


Hi butterfly

...again. :)

Just popping in to share a card that was published in the January CARDS issue...

I made this for an Embellish color challenge...makes me kinda laugh...it wasn't even one of the top six, and there it is, in a magazine. Go figure. ;)
You never know what a magazine is going to like...well, actually, there was this one card I've submitted that I was 99.9% sure would be picked up that actually was. But only one.

And then there's been some cards where I'm like "whattheheck, might as well submit it", even though I don't like it, and lo and behold! It gets picked up!

Anyways, hope you're having a nice Sunday so far - Dad's birthday is today, and youngest bro's b-day was yesterday, so we're having a nice dinner of lamb and homemade fettuccine. Mmmm!!

Thanks for stopping in!



Thanks all for the sweet comments! The computer troubles are almost resolved, though no update on the pictures.
The good thing about having to go about bookmarking blogs over again is I'm finding new ones, or ones I somehow missed before! :)

So anyways, the card...
Made for this weeks Embellish color challenge featuring birds and this months Hero Arts contest. Sorry for the poor photos - weathers been kinda odd here. Gloom and doom (no lighting whatsoever) one day, and now its all bright and sunshiny...really bright (too much lighting). I love the sun, but it's kinda making my photos all glare-ish and...yuck-ish.

See that strip of blue? Well, before stamping, I thought it looked kinda boring, so I wanted to make it look woodgrainy-ish. The sad thing? I don't have Hero Arts woodgrain stamp, or any woodgrain stamps/embossing folders. :( Boo. But then I saw the birdies tail, and just stamped that over and over again on the strip. It looked woodgrainy-ish enough to me, and I was feeling quite clever. :)
But then my Mom said (not knowing what I did) that it looked a lot like the tail. Boo again.

I love this sentiment! It actually goes "Happy Birthday", but I wanted "bird-day", so I did a bit of masking here and there. I've been obsessed lately with taking sentiments and masking them for a differently worded sentiment. Not sure why...? ;)

Thanks for stopping in today, and have a happy hump day!

Card recipe
Cardstock: LSS, SU!
Patterned paper: Crate "Restoration", Sassafras "Indie Girl"
Stamps: Hero Arts "Two Birds", "Sew Artsy" and "Type"
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Walnut Stain"
Glitter: Martha Stewart

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, circle punch, scissors