So grateful

...for all the blessings I've received - you might want to think of this post as a belated Thanksgiving post with giveaway. ;)

Here's a card I had published in the 365 Cards mag by Papercrafts - my first pub with them, so it's pretty exciting. :)

 Here's the mag pic...

I love my ribbons and flowers. :) 

So to celebrate the publication, but more to thank you wonderful peeps for supporting me along the way, I'm giving away a little bundle of flowery, ribbony, doily goodness. No pics, as I want it to be a surprise (it's definitely not because I'm too lazy to take a pic ;)), but I will let you know that some of my ribbon will be in it. ;) Just leave a comment (leave an additional comment if you are a follower), and I will pick a winner next Sunday.

Have a blessed day and thanks so much for stopping in!

Cardstock: LSS
Patterned paper: Crate "Restoration"
Stamps: Waltzingmouse "Very Vintage Labels 4", MFT "Framed Greetings"
Ink: Tim Holtz "Walnut Stain" and "Tea Dye"
Flowers: green rose (Websters Pages), yellow rose (Recollection)
Pearls: Recollection
Other: doily, ribbon

Tools: scissors, adhesive, trimmer, MS punch, Spellbinders die, Cuttlebug


a beautiful day

Here's a card I made wayyy back using MFT Stamps first sketch challenge. Just a littttttle late, but still, here it is. ;)

The butterflies...

Wow, am I tired tonight. Yawwwnnn. lol
Well, thanks for stopping in and have a blessed day! :)

Cardstock: LSS
Patterned paper: October Afternoon "Thrift Shop", Basic Grey
Stamps: MFT Stamps
Ink: Staz-on
Pearls: Kaisercraft
Trim: Websters Pages

Tools: trimmer, scissors, MFT Stamps die, Martha Stewart punch, adhesive


Be happy

...I know I am. :)

I used a LOT of old paper and scraps on this shabby card - OA, Girls Paperie, DCWV, Cosmo Cricket, and another company I'm not sure of. It was some double sided Christmas paper, with this beautiful kraft on one side.

Ahhhh, it feels so good to be posting these old photos. :)

Thanks so much for stopping in and have a blessed day!

Cardstock: LSS
Patterned paper: October Afternoon "Fly a Kite", The Girls Paperie, Cosmo Cricket "Honey Pie", DCWV
Stamp: MFS
Ink: Tea Dye
Pearls: Prima, Recollection

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, scissors, Cuttlebug, die


For all that you do

...another oldy to share with you today!

Made this during a serious mojo rut (as I'm sure you can very well tell ;))
I faux stitched the card with a white pen, Kristina Werner style. Brace yourself people - I only discovered her blog around a year ago - I know, I know, you can pick your jaw off the floor now lol. ;)

Have a nice, warm (if you live in a cold area like us), blessed day! :)

ETA: Please give me your honest opinion on what you think of this new blog template - I have the original saved just in case y'all hate this one. ;)

Cardstock: LSS
Patterned paper: Crate "Restoration"
Stamp: MFS, Hero Arts 'Ledger'
Ink: Tim Holtz
Pearls: Kaisercraft
Flower: Recollection
Other: metal clip

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, scissors, MS punch, white pen


Butterfly birthday

I'm determined to start posting all the super old posts here in the blog, so here's one of them; a card published in the April '11 CARDS magazine...

This was in the days before I had my trusty Martha Stewart butterfly punch - I had to handcut these butterflies from a Martha Stewart stamp set instead. I still think they're pretty...I kinda wish MS had some punches to coordinate with that stamp set. :)

Anyways, thanks so much for stopping in and have a blessed day!

Cardstock: LSS
Patterned paper: Crate Paper "Lillian"
Stapm: Sugarloaf, Martha Stewart
Ink: Colorbox
Ribbon: Websters Pages
Half pearls: Remembrance

Tools: trimmer, stylus, adhesive, Spellbinders Labels Four, Cuttlebug


Why I make cards....

I make cards because I like to. I like releasing some energy and relaxing at the same time. I like getting sweet comments and words. I like making crafty buddies.

But mostly just because....
I like putting together pretty things.

That's really about it.

So with this in mind, after a couple days of struggling to make a card that satisfied me, I made this.

I don't really mind if no else likes it.
Or even if someone thinks it's a mess.
I like it.
 And I liked making it.

So I'm smiling. :)

Thanks for stopping in and I hope you have a blessed day!

PS: this is for the Moxie Fab World Celebrating Hobbies challenge - this has a bit of book (October Afternoon paper with excerpt from 'Jo's Boys' {didja ever notice?}), sewing (border), and of course, photography (camera)
PPS: I redid my shoppe, added some new colors, and some new trinkets - I'd love to know what you think. :)

Cardstock: LSS
Patterned paper: October Afternoon "Fly a Kite", Websters Pages "Postcards from Paris", Making Memories "Chloes Closet"
Stamp: Hero Arts "Made with Love"
Ink: Staz-on
Pearl: Prima
Flowers: Websters Pages

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, scissors, sewing machine


Many thanks

....for all the sweet comments here and over at Flickr - I really appreciate them. :)

Just popping in to share a card I made for a friends family that kindly let me stay overnight before a volleyball tournament.
Using an old-ish but new to me set by Papertrey Ink - In Bloom, and the coordinating dies - addicted to those. ;)

Used the Tag It's #2 with Versamark to create this background, which qualifies it for the PTI challenge.

I had to emboss everything (and rather messily did so, I must admit) because my Staz-on was too low to use - luckily I found some refill yesterday at the local craft store. :)

That's it for me today - thanks so much for stopping in and have a blessed Sunday!

Cardstock: LSS
Patterned paper: DCWV
Stamps: PTI 'In Bloom' and 'Tag It's #2', Hero Arts 'Sending Smiles Messages'
Ink: Versamark
Other: embossing powder (Martha Stewart)

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, scissors, Cuttlebug, In Bloom die, heat gun