Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Happy 18th Birthday!

Wow, where did the years go?  My second child is turning 18 today, so Happy Birthday to my son!  

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  In Wilderness
Card Stock:  Basic Gray, Basic Black & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Basic Gray
StazOn:  Black
Embossing Folder:  Square Lattice
Punches:  Modern Label & Word Window
Black Brads

Monday, November 28, 2011

Birthday Purse

I had a lot of fun making today's card and gift for my niece.  My upline  Glenda  made a purse like this, and I ended up getting one; so I thought it would be the perfect purse to make for my niece this year.  I also made her a little notebook to go in her purse...

and a card that fit perfectly too.  I came up with my own fun saying for her that started on the inside of the card...

then it has to open even more to read the rest.  I also put in a pack of gum (that she has to share with her brothers and sister) and a dollar in change.  I usually hide a dollar bill somewhere in their card, but I just did change in her purse this year. That's a tradition I've done for each of them since their first birthday.  I'm afraid someday a dollar just won't be enough! lol

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Pretty Poinsettia

It's time for another  Red Hot Stampers challenge, so here is my take on this week's sketch.  I also decided to play along with  The Friday Mashup because I haven't done a challenge with them in quite a while.   I thought the sketch and colors from the two different challenges would go great together.  

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Card Stock:  Tempting Turquoise, Early Espresso & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Tempting Turquoise
Embossing Folder:  Petals-a-Plenty
Punch:  Blossom Petals Builder
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist
Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink

Saturday, November 26, 2011

In Wilderness Birthday

Well, Thanksgiving is done and the Christmas season has begun and what am I posting?  A masculine birthday card.  It's what I needed to make, so here it is.  I made it for my brother-in-law, and I sure hope he likes it more than butterflies!  Yup, that's an inside joke from when I gave him his card  the other day.  Anyway, I hope he had a great birthday with his family!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  In Wilderness & On Your Birthday
Card Stock:  Basic Black, Basic Gray & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Basic Gray
Ink:  StayzOn Black
Punches:  Modern Label & Word Window
Texturz Plates:  Backgrounds 1
Brads:  Black

Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Anniversary - SQSC14

Today's card is doing double duty...I needed a fiftieth wedding anniversary card and have been wanting to do a few challenges again.  So I looked thorough the challenges and thought the Stampin Queens sketch challenge was just the one to use for it.  And what did I pull out for a 50th anniversary?  Yup, Whisper White card stock and my gold embossing powder.  I was going to put numbers on the front of the card too, but I have no idea what happened to my numbers set.  Hmm...must have sold it or given it away.  

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Stampin' Up! anniversary stamp from 1992
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Versa Mark
Embossing Powder:  Gold
Embossing Folder:  Vintage Wallpaper
Ribbon:  3/8" Taffeta in Whisper White

Sunday, November 20, 2011


As much as I love this time of year coming up ~ the holidays and spending more time with family ~ I sure don't like the bugs that start floating around!  I think our house has had its fair share of it them and it's time for them to move on!  I hope everyone else reading this is managing to stay healthy, especially with Thanksgiving being so close.  With that being said it's time to show you my next Red Hot Stampers sketch challenge, so here's my take on sketch 11.  You can visit the Red Hot Stampers here to see a few more cards.  

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Delightful Decorations & Madonna and Child (retired)
Card Stock:  Rich Razzleberry & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Rich Razzleberry
Punches:  Modern Label & Ornament
Embossing Folder:  Vintage Wallpaper
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Just Believe Easel Card

Well, I figured it was time for me to get busy posting again since I missed all last week and part of this week.  This is another one of my stamp a stack cards...from a while ago.  I had never made an easel card, so I thought why not give it a try and have the ladies try it too!  I must admit I have a card or two every month that challenges them a little bit.  They must not be too bad though or they wouldn't keep coming back.  Thanks ladies!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Just Believe
Card Stock:  Rich Razzleberry, Garden Green, Marina Mist & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Rich Razzleberry, Garden Green & Marina Mist
Embossing Folder:  Perfect Polka Dots
Punches:  Boho Blossoms, Modern Label & Word Window
Ribbon:  5/8" Grosgrain in Rich Razzleberry
Jewels:  Basic Rhinestones

Sunday, November 13, 2011

It's a Boy!

It's Sunday and time for another Red Hot Stampers challenge which I really enjoyed making this week.  My sister recently had baby number six...yes, number 6!  I don't know how she does it, but she's a great mom...and sister too. :)  Anyway, as soon as I looked at the sketch for this card I knew it had to be a baby card. 

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Fox and Friends
Card Stock:  Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Marina Mist & Wild Wasabi
Embossing Folder:  Perfect Polka Dots
Punch:  1 3/8" Circle

Sunday, November 6, 2011

RHSSC9 - Lovely as a Tree

Welcome to Sunday!  For me that means it's time for another Red Hot Stamper's sketch challenge.  I took a look at the sketch and thought about what I was going to do...yeah, I had no clue! lol  Well, I had the set Lovely as a Tree sitting on my table because I needed to come up with one more card for my stamp a stack next week and that's the set I was going to use.  I had also just been looking at cards from that set on Splitcoast.  I came across a few cards that had reflections on them and have always wanted to give them a try, so I thought why not.  And for those of you who are planning on coming to my stamp a stack...we will be making this card. :)

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  Lovely as a Tree
Card Stock:  Basic Black, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, River Rock & Sahara Sand

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Red Hot Stampers Card Swap

Today's card is one I made for a card swap with the Red Hot Stampers.  I love doing these card swaps because I get such a variety of lovely cards.  So for this swap we could use any set from the holiday mini catalog and I chose The Sounding Joy...kinda obvious I guess. ;)  At first I thought I'd never come up with a card, but then decided I wanted to use the seam binding ribbon in Rose Red.  Well, that made my paper choices kind of obvious, so I started playing around from there and this is what I came up with. :)

Because the card is 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" I like to give an envelope with the card in case the ladies don't have that size on hand...and I thought I'd add just a little extra to the envelope with another stamp from the set.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Set:  The Sounding Joy
Card Stock:  Rose Red & Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Rose Red
Embossing Folder:  Vintage Wallpaper
Ribbon:  Seam Binding in Rose Red
Jewels:  Basic Pearls
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist
Simply Scored for scoring lines

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thinking of You

Wow, where has the time gone?  It's been a few days since I sent out my last post!  Today's card is another one I made for one of my stamp a stacks.  I just love these colors together...can you tell?  If you follow my blog regularly I'm sure you can!  

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Stamp Sets:  Inspired by Nature & Strength & Comfort (retired)
Card Stock:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake & Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Soft Suede
Stampin' Markers:  Soft Suede & Crumb Cake
Bigz Die:  Scallop Circle
Shimmer Paint:  Champange Mist