Get Well


A bright, springish (HINT HINT, SPRING!) card for you today...

I used that same gorgeous DCWV glitter paper for the base and Basic Grey for the bottom layer. Sewed 'em up, tied the ribbon, and added the gemstones. I tell you, those K&Co letters were a PAIN! I wanted them to pop out, so I put chipboard behind them, and they were just not accepting this. Luckily I don't give up so easily, so I MADE them stick! Though I admittedly had to coax them with a little extra adhesive. ;)

 Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

Get Well card recipe
Cardstock: Michaels
Patterned paper: DCWV "Sweet", Basic Grey "Blush"
Ribbon: Offray
Stickers: K&Co
Gems: E.
Other: thread, chipboard
Tools: trimmer, adhesive, sewing machine


Simply Friends


Just posting this today so I can squeeze into HA's contest, which is ending today. 
A very, very simple card...

{sorry about the poor quality of the photos}

I just used some regular old black pen to make the lines, and used an HA stamp for the sentiment. Then I inserted the brads and tied the bows, but I felt something was missing. So what else to do but use my trusty HA background stamp? ;) I tried my hardest to make the lines parallel with the card, but the stamp does what it does. If you read my blog regularly, you might know that I don't really have control over my stamps. ;)
The best part of this card was that it didn't use any adhesive, on which I am getting desperately low.

Anyways, just a little post like my card. Thanks for stopping in. ;)


Friends card recipe
Cardstock: Micheals
Stamps: Hero Arts "Tree, Birds and Messages", HA Grid background
Ink: Martha Stewart
Ribbon: Offray
Brads: Making Memories Pebble brads
Other: plain ol' black pen
Tools: ruler, pen, stamping block


Thinking Simple

 Good afternoon!

In an attempt to get my mojo back, I went back to ULTRA simple...I mean, this sketch is probably one of the most used ones. Though I guess that doesn't mean I can't still have fun with it. ;)

This was made for the Moxie Fab floss challenge (yes, another entry because this challenge is so fun;)), and this weeks Simply Scrapping weekly card challenge, which you can view HERE. You will be entered into the monthly drawing, AND there is RAK for this week. So how about popping on over there and having a go? ;)

Looking at the color chart at first, I was like 'Oh no! How am I going to make a card off these colors?!' Well, the light bulb flicked on when I saw this fun DCWV (at least, that's what I'm assuming it is; I got it as part of the DT goodies, and it doesn't have a label on the back) paper (in the center of the card). I used a plain ol' grocery bag instead of kraft (I bet that shows you what kind of budget I have;)), and just layered the paper.  Easy peasy. ;)

Thank you for popping in today!

Thinking Simple card recipe
Cardstock: unknown
Patterned paper: DCWV, K&Company
Stamp: Hero Arts
Ink: Ink It Up!
Other: floss, gems, grocery bag
Tools: trimmer, adhesive, stamping block


Any questions?


 I finally conquered those Prima rubons and made a card that I am happy with! Though it's probably only because of the joke, not the card itself. ;)

He looks cute, but these Prima rub-ons are tougher to use than they appear....{mysterious music playing}


I'm dedicating this to a very dear friend of mine who is always begging for cards, but doesn't seem to have much interest in the "common ones" (i.e. 'thinking of you", "you're in my thoughts" etc etc). So here it is, my first humorous card, going to snail mail its way over to Toledo.

Here are the challenges I was inspired by for this card; Moxie Fab, CCC, Incy Wincy, Lexi's Creations, Papertake Weekly, ASFOS, My Grafico (chipboard inside), Cuttlebug Spot, YNS, Crafty Calender, and Stamp Something

I just want to say thanks to all the lovely gals who left me comments the last few posts when I was being a whiny-baby - you gals are GREAT!

Any questions? card recipe
Cardstock: Michaels
Patterned paper: DCWV "Sweet", Basic Grey "Offbeat"
Stickers: K&Company
Image: Prima "Mommy and me" rubons
Other: chipboard, pearls, floss


Nutty Birthday


I sure hope I find my mojo soon, because I'm getting desperate - I keep making cards, but they're not turning out right. :(
Here's the latest disaster...

cute little bugger though, ain't he?
Inside: have a perfectly nutty birthday

I was going against my inner instincts, doing something that didn't coordinate perfectly, and this is what I end up with. Uck. Last time I go against my instincts. I am happy I got to use this HA stamp again - it goes perfectly with the squirrel, even if the squirrel and sentiment don't go with the rest of the card.

This is for the Simply Scrapping Crafts challenge, as well as the Embellish challenge. I'm almost too ashamed to put my link in with all those other fabulous entries. :( Major downer. 
Anyways, (so you don't have to read all day about my "sob" story ;)) the winner of the RAK for my 102nd post is Rosanna! Rosanna, please e-mail me your address so I can send the RAK out.

Thanks for stopping in, and (because I can't resist the urge), have a nutty day! ;)

Nutty Birthday card recipe
Cardstock: Michaels
Patterned paper: DCWV "Sweet", K&Company, Cosmo Cricket "Honey Pie"
Ribbon: Offray
Stamp: Hero Arts
Ink: Martha Stewart
Other: rub-on (Prima "Mommy and Me"), heart stickers (DCWV "Home Adornments"), half pearls (Basic Grey)
Tools: Scallop scissor, trimmer, adhesive


Sweet elegance


Quickie post, for this weeks Simply Scrapping Crafts Card challenge - the challenge is to make a card inspired by this photo...

I used THESE awesome scissors, and THESE flowers. Though the flowers were not exactly as I thought they'd be, they still worked for this card...

The blue in this photo is truer to the real shade of the paper than the first

This card is very simple; just cut out some DWCV "Sweets" paper and a piece of cardstock with my Nesties, stamped the sentiment, and attached the embellies...simple elegance. I was inspired by the beautiful blue of the wall, and all the lovely floral patterns they have going on.

On another happy note, I finally figured out how to add my e-mail to my blog without blatantly displaying it. Yay! Also, this is my 102nd (yay, I'm in the 100's!) blog post, so I will send one random commenter some scrappin' love. ;)

Sweet elegance card recipe
Cardstock: Michaels
Patterned paper: DCWV
Stamp: Hero Arts
Ink: Ink It Up!
Other: pearls, flower
Tool: adhesive, Nestabilities


Busier than a bee!


Just wanted to let you know that I'm SUPER busy with DT assignments right now, so you may not hear from me for awhile.......

......although, that could be a good thing. ;)



Kitty kat

Hey there!

Got a card made using the Card Patterns and CPS sketch - been a while since I played in either, but here I am now! ;)

My take, made for Cards for Kids...

I used my new Prima "Mommy and Me" rub-ons; they're just too darn cute, I couldn't resist buying them immediately, but now I can't seem to think of card that they would look really nice in. This card is okay with the rub-on...

So, using a circle template, I cut the Girl Friday paper, sewed it onto another sheet of Girl Friday paper, and "scribbled" on the card to make it more appealing to a kid. Tied a nice little bow, attached a button, and threw that and the rub on together for the finished product.
So, not quite as CAS as I like it, but I had to sew something and this was all I could come up with at the time being. ;)
 Thanks for poppin' in!


Kitty Kat card recipe
Cardstock: Michaels
Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket "Girl Friday", "Honey Pie"
Ribbon: Offray
Rubon: Prima
Other: thread, button, pen


Thinking of You

Hello there!

A sweet and simple card today, for this weeks Simply Scrapping Crafts Technique challenge.


All I did for the flower was stamp a Martha Stewart flower image onto tissue paper (one in dark pink, the others in light pink; just enough color so that I could cut along the line without the color showing up), cut around, and inserted a brad through the middle. Easy, right?

One last thing; Simply Scrapping Crafts is holding a sketch contest: use this sketch for either a card or LO (it might be a little tougher for the card gals, but I know we can do it!)....

And you have the chance to win a variety to of Making Memories Flutter line - it just came out at CHA! What's not to like about that?
If you come up with anything after seeing this post, then, please! Leave a comment here with a link to your post so I can see it! :)

One very last thing - I got my e-mail up on the side bar!Yay!

Thanks for stoppin' in!


Thinking of You card recipe
Cardstock: Michaels
Patterned paper: Making Memories "Just Chillin'"
Stamp: Martha Stewart, Hero Arts
Ink: Martha Stewart
Other: brad, chipboard, thread


Thanks to a friend

Hi there!

Got a bright (and I mean bright!) card to share with you...this is for a Hero Arts friend who did something wonderful for me lately. If you need anther hint, here it is: she loves butterflies. ;)

Removed for publication, but here's some eye candy in it's place...

You know, now that I think of it, I haven't done a REALLY bright card in awhile, which is probably why this photo looks so terrible.

Anyways, pretty simple card. Cut the Sassafras paper with my Nesties, as well as the white cardstock. Took the small piece of white cardstock, and using the Nestie as a stencil, I lightly inked it with my Martha Stewart ink pad...which explains why it's slightly dotty. It may not look like a wise move from the photo, but the white just looked to0 bare without it. Anyways, stamped the HA sentiment, adhered the butterflies, and finished everything off with a nice bow....oh drat. I just noticed I need to add pearls to the center of the butterflies. Oh well, I'll do it later. ;)

One last thing; I made this card inspired by {hint hint}; Incy Winy Design, Kaboodle (the spots are in one of the stripes), Lexi's Creations, Pollycraft, and Crafty Creations.

Thanks for "fluttering" by today!

Thanks card recipe
Cardstock: Michaels
Patterned paper: Sassafras
Ribbon: Offray
Stamp: Hero Arts
Ink: Ink It Up!, Martha Stewart
Other: butterfly images from DCWV Home Adornments


Green aligators, and long-necked geese...


Our house was  hit by the big storm on the east coast- we got over 26 inches! Can you believe it? If you can't, I'll have some pictures for you tomorrow - we did some serious shoveling! And boy, is it really starting to affect my back...;) We also lost power on Friday, just getting it back this morning around 2:30, which explains the late post.

Made a non-girly card today - something that is fun for me, but I can't usually find materials (at reasonable prices) around here that will work for boys/males and look nice. So I used some epoxy stickers from Making Memories today, from their Animal Crackers line.

I adore the detail they put into the alligator/crocodile right here...

they gave him toes! How cute is that?!

I used some ancient K&Company paper, and chipboard. I use chipboard as my kraft paper sub, but I think it actually works better than kraft here, as it makes the card sturdier, something I think a little boy would like.

Anyways, I was made this card inspired by these challenges: Sweet Sunday Sketch, All Sorts, Little Red Wagon, and Creative Belli.
One last thing - have any of you heard THIS song? I remember hearing it a verryyyy long time ago, and I can still remember some of the lyrics! Well, just wanted to explain the title of my post. ;)

Thanks for poppin' by!


Green Aligators card recipe
Cardstock: Michaels, Bazzil
Patterned paper: K&Company
Ribbon: Offray
Sticker: Making Memories
Ink: Martha Stewart
Stamp: Hero Arts
Button: Joann Fabrics
Other: kitchen twine


Card for David

I am feeling much better - not quite 100%, but much better. Thanks for the get well wishes. :)

So, I finally came 'round to it and made a card for the Cards for Kids drive. I mean, I do have a couple cards I could use for the drive, but I wanted to make some specifically for one of the kids. This one is for David who is SUCH a cutie!
I thought he'd be best because I have a brother of the same name, and my younger brother will be writing the note since I think David would like a note written by someone his age more. :)

So, along with David, this was made with this weeks Practical Scrappers challenge in mind...

And boy, was the card a pain in the rear to take a pic of. Which is why I usually don't do cards that open this way...

Anyways, I used one of my beloved Nestabilities dies, stamped with an HA stamp, adhered a Martha Stewart sticker (they're perfect for little guys!), and sewed the base together. The patterned paper I used was paper from my very first paper stack; DCWV, and I got it...oh, about...three or four years ago...;)

Thanks for stopping in!


Card for David card recipe
Cardstock: Michaels
Patterned paper: DCWV
Stamp: Hero Arts
Ink: Ink It Up!
Other: sticker from Martha Stewart


Love & Kisses

Excuse the pathetic greeting - I am so, so, so sore! :( You know that feeling when you don't have a sore throat/you aren't puking/etc, but the rest of your body just feels sick? That's what I'm going through right now, and I hating every bit of it. But enough with my complaining - I finally have a card to share with you. :)

Made this awhile back for Simply Scrapping Crafts sketch challenge; you can play along by going here.

This card is rather easy to figure out - quick and simple which would work if your mass producing them (for school). Also wouldn't be too complicated for kids 7 & up to be making (I know this from experiance with my 7 yr. old brother)

This is the first card I've made using the BG "Blush" patterned papers that I got back in December. After looking through them, I found them a little dark for me - nothing that white cardstock can't solve!

Well, short post for sick gal.

Thanks for stopping by. :)


L&K card recipe

Cardstock: Michaels Craft stores, SU!
Patterned paper: Basic Grey "Blush"
Button: Joann Fabrics
Ribbon: unknown
Stamp: unknown
Ink: Martha Stewart
Other: Embroidery thread


Eennie, meenie...


So, I don't have a card to share with you today, one of the reasons being it has been sick, Sick, SICK around here, and I am getting sick of it! But I might have something to share with you tomorrow, and till then, some eye candy from Jill's blog as she is featuring me this week...

My card:

What she said:

"This grouping of fluttering friends is just too sweet! I love the light pink color with the pretty pearls. Clare adds such nice dimension to her cards, too! And finally, I love Clare's bold use of a BIG ribbon tied on the side! Keep the butterfly cards a comin', Clare!! "

I have to confess that though I try to avoid using them (due to my excessive use of them) I can't resist! So you'll definitly be seeing more from me! :)
Her card:

What I say:

I love all the details on this - the background script, the elegant butterflies - all combine to make this card fantastic! The butterflies are simply STUNning!
Now that you've feasted your eyes on Jill's FABulous card, I have a little more eye candy for you, but because I don't want to drag this post to its death, you're just gonna have to take my word that these products {yes, scrappin' products} are awesome!

Here are the linkies: EENIE, MEENIE, MINEY, MO!

I hope you enjoy them; have a wonderful day!