Monday, October 5, 2009

sparrow mini album

The sparrow was stamped on water color paper and painted with an aqua painter. Jumbo brads used for the binding.

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Happy Birthday Sis

I made this card for my sister. the patch work trim was pieced together by using different designer papers.

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

"Be Happy"

Today's card uses warm earth tones. The card is sized to fit a legal size envelope.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Love of a lifetime

"Happy Anniversary" to my mom and dad today. I embossed the branches and popped up a heart for the center image.
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Friday, July 31, 2009

mini butterfly album

This mini album has pocket pages. Butterfly was stamped on water color paper using an aqua painter to color in the image with inkers.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

yellow stationary box

I wanted this box of note cards to be bright and simple. I tied the ribbon around the belly band so you can slid the band off without having to untie it.
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Monday, July 13, 2009

star birthday

Using a sketch challange I stamped a birthday card fro my dear hubby's birthday.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

butterfly mojo challenge

My card today is for the Mojo sketch challenge. I have not done one in a while and I thought I would give it a try this week.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Photo card

This is a card I made for my son to give to his girlfriend who just left for the Navy. We will all miss her and wish her luck and all the best.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Baja Tiny trees

I love to try new sketches. The layer look on this card was fun. The color combo of Kraft, kiwi and baja breeze is a favorite of mine.

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day photo card

My card today is for my dear hubby with a photo of both of my sons.

I would like to wish all father's out there a happy day.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


This card is all in the pink.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

sticky note pads

We had a great time at my last workshop stamping these flower pot with paper piecing for a quick and easy post it note cover.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

clipping of memories

On the splitcoaststamper site today there was a challenge to use "text" on your card. I copied a newspaper clipping of my wedding announcement from 29 years ago. The layout has a collage appearance which was a step out of my normal box of stamping.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Baja Breeze and daisyes

This is probably one of my favorite ways to stamp. Soft colors that blend together. I love baja breeze this shade is easy to use on its own or pair up with other colors.

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Friday, June 12, 2009

cranberry watercolored flower

I love nature stamp images. This flower is colored in with re-inkers and an aqua painter.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tree with no layers

One layer cards can be a challenge but after I stamp one I love the white spaces and way the stamped images are shown off.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Lucky Duck

With the left over scraps on my craft table from the other projects I have been working on I came up with this card today. Scallop edge punch for the background paper and a paper pieced wing for this "Lucky duck".

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

scallop trio of flowers

The bight colors of this card are great. No stamping on this card today. I used the scallop punch the flowers out of designer paper and slit the petals for a 3D look added some buttons and you have an awesome card.

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Yellow roses

I like to try my hand at sketch challenges. You can try a sketch challenge at splitcoaststamper's each Wednesday. Here is my card today.

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

paper piece flower pot

At splitcoaststampers there is a color challenge every Tuesday. I stamped this mini card (3x3) and paper pieced the flowerpot with designer paper and colored in the flower image with makers. the color challenge was to use Red Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango.

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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Pink Embossed Tree

The challenge today at splitcoaststampers was to take inspiration from a design site call design dazzle. I choose this picture. I embossed the tree from Branch Out" with pink embossing powder.

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Friday, June 5, 2009

tiny tree thank you

I like to shade within stencil shapes and the added touch of the tiny tree makes this for a quick and easy layout.

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Thursday, June 4, 2009


The cupcake image was paper pieced for these cards. the cupcake icing was water colored with re-inkers and an aqua painter.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

wood grain

I found a great stamp site call StampTV here is where I learned how to do the wood grain technique. I stamped these cards for graduation.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Bird's Song

My Father in Law recently had a birthday. I stamped this card for him. Water color paper card stock makes all the difference. The side border are rub ons.

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Urban Garden

This was the card I stamped for my mother this mother's day. I loves this color combo.

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Monday, May 4, 2009

trio of trees

Tiny trio of trendy trees.

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pacific snail thank you

Bold tri-fold card with embossed button.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Neutral Birthday

this birthday card has a neutral feel about it.

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Monday, April 20, 2009

watercolored bookmarks

These watercolor bookmarks were quick and fun to put together. I used the aqua painter

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Ribbon of hearts

I crocheted this afghan for a Relay for Life auction item.. the hearts run through the design like a ribbon.

If you have a Relay for Life Cancer walk in your area I hope you can support it. I Relay for my Mom who is a cancer survivor and for remembrance of my best friend Karen who was my friend for 25 years that lost her battle with cancer in 2000. Also my niece who was only 2 in 1980 when she passed away.

God Bless you and your Family,

Friday, April 17, 2009

Branch out "Happy Birthday"

I again used the Branch out stamp set. I like to use summer sun and chocolate chip card stock with the scallop punch for a sunflower look.

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

branch out with three little birds

I used the "branch out" stamp set again with a softer selection of card stock this time.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Branch Out and say Thank you

I use Pacific Point card stock today and I like the bold color it combines with when used with summer sun.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

embossed button

My card today has an embossed button.

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Pocket cards

Two cards to show you today. These are darling pocket cards. I used a set called "Blooming with Love" from Stampin up. The images were stamped onto watercolor paper and colored in with a aqua painter.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

SAB Trio

A trio of panels and you have a simple elegant card. I used chocolate chip, old olive, riding hood red and blush blossom card stock.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Embrace Life / Vellum

Today I have another vellum card to share. The embrace life set has a beautiful flower included. I embossed the image with white embossing powder and colored the back with marker.

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Happy 29 Years

Today I have been married a Happy 29 Years. Here is the card I made for my DH, the heart is stamped on vellum I colored the backside with marker.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

a hidden message

This is a new look for a card. It has a hinge (brad) top to slide up and show a secret message. I used watercolor paper which I stamped on and painted in the image with an aqua painter.

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Monday, March 9, 2009

A Tree with some shading

The card today was stamped using the "Branching Out" stamp set from Stampin up.

I guess you can see I could not decide if I wanted a complete circle or not. I sponged in the shading with a sponge after I embossed the tree image. It is hard to see in picture but I used a window sheet to transfer a shadow of the tree in the water.

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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Playing it forward

I visited Dawn's blog today and discovered this awesome idea. I left a comment on her blog you must stop on over and visit. I wanted to play this one forward. I do not know if I have won anything from her but I hope you leave a comment to win a handmade surprize from me.

The way it works is that the first five people who respond to this post, will recieve a handmade surprize from me! The catch is that you have to pay it forward, post this on your blog, and send out five handmade surprizes of your own. What a fun way to spread some Springtime sunshine and cheer!

Here are the official instructions:
"The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! Made with tons of love just for you! You just never know what will arrive in your snail mailbox!! Give it a try! The catch? You must re -post this on your blog and the first 5 people to leave a comment, will win a fun little treat from you! Have Fun!"

Pink spotlight of butterflies

Another spot light this time with a pink I hope you enjoy.

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