Sunday, May 23, 2010


I recently bought the rick rack die from PTI.  I think I would be happy to cut everything in my house with this thing!!  LOL  I wanted to see if it would cut my grosgrain ribbon........although not perfect I think I might have a project it will fit in.

Monday, January 25, 2010

January Blog Hop and Start to Finish Week


Well it is my first blog hop EVER!!
Nichole gave us a challenge to embellish the interior of our cards.  Pay them some special attention, just like we do for the fronts.  I have to admit, if I rounded the corners on the inside cardstock I thought it was some special attention. LOL
I worked on this awhile, trying to get it nice but not overdo it.
I recently needed a wedding card and discovered I didn't have one.  Oh the horror!!!  Knowing I was sending one out I decided to make two while I had everything on my desk and all the dimensions fresh in my head.  I didn't buy the Wishing You stamp set the month it was previewed and boy did I LONG for that set.  Finally the stars aligned and I was able to purchase it.  The sentiment on the front says: Wishing you a happily ever after!  Its not too noticable here but in RL looks wonderful with the new ink.

Front of the card and front of envelope.

Lined envelope and inside of card.  I glittered the butterfly trail and added pearls which I don't think you can see at this dimension.

Cardstock: Lemon Tart, Rustic Cream and Aqua Mist(Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Bitty Dots, Dark Chocolate(Papertrey Ink)
Stamp: Wishing You(Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Aqua Mist, Spring Moss (Papertrey Ink)
Ribbon: Lemon Tart(Papertrey Ink)
Other: Rhinestones and Pearls-KaiserCraft, inside sentiment computer generated
Rustic Cream Envelope(Papertrey Ink)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Did you know?

Sometimes I think I am so smart and think outside the box!!LOL  Usually when I think of these bright ideas, I come to find out it wasn't so original.  I almost didn't post this because I thought everyone knows this.  In case you are a semi newbie like me this just might help.   OK....onto the post.

When I saw the card that Dawn McVey had made for Mothers Day, I really did gasp outloud.  It was my mother from top to bottom, so whats a girl to do except CASE it?? comes the bright idea.  I didn't have any purple rhinestones to use and since our weather has been horrendous(snow, snow and more snow) I haven't been able to stop at my Local Scrapbook Store.  I know many have used their Copic markers to color rhinestones, but since I am new to all of this I haven't ventured down that path yet.  Soooo much other basics I want to get first.  I made this card and thought I would just wait till better weather to get my rhinestones, but oh no.  Once I had it this far I couldn't wait so therefore here comes this idea.  Have you ever used your ink pads to "color" your rhinestones.  Works like a charm.  I cut my rhinestones from the clear acrylic trying to leave a bit of the acrylic to hold onto.

Next I just turned them upside down on the inkpad, and pressed them into the ink with my bone folder.

Waalaa........purple rhinestones, check out my card at the beginning of this post.

All supplies are from Paper Trey Ink
Stamps: Blooming Button Bits
Cardstock: Spring Moss and Rustic White
Patterned Paper: Plum Pudding Bitty Dots
Ribbon: Plum Pudding Grosgrain
Ink: Plum Pudding and Ripe Avocado
Buttons: Plum Pudding 
Clear Rhinestones

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My Card Box

I read a forum post at Paper Trey Ink about 2010 goals. Truth be told I first felt like a slug, because I didn't really have any goals. I just stamp for fun, relaxation and to show the recepients of my cards I really do care. When I got up to walk away from my computer, I spied an empty box sitting there on the floor. You see, I really wanted to cover the outside of this box and organize my cards in it, but there it sat all empty and uncovered. Had been for a month or two. Ah-ha.......a goal for 2010!!
I didn't take any pictures before I covered it, so I snapped a pic of the bottom. Like the feet on this?? LOL

Well about an hour later, this is what I had.

Sure is nice to be able to see what type of cards I have and what I need to work on. Now I hope you know this doesn't mean I am done for 2010, just getting a good start on the new year!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Starting the new year with an accomplishment

My one and only new years resolution was to start posting to my blog.  I hope I can find a few things of interest for you all.
Last year(2008) I was surfing the web for some ideas to do some Christmas cards.  I ran across a stamping blog by Nichole Heady and needless to say I have been hooked every since.  I didn't purchase any stamps for a couple of months.  If you know anything about me, I have to research every little bitty aspect before I plunge in feet first and when I finally did in February, I really did.  I had NO supplies related to stamping in any way, just a paper trimmer.  My biggest fear was where would I put anything.  Amazing the room you can find when you really want to craft.  Now I have oodles of ribbon, thread, buttons, ink, patterned paper, cardstock and stamps.  I love, love, love my little corner I have carved out in my computer room, it really brings me peace.  Soon I hope to start posting some of my cards I have made through the months of 2009.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

One Day

Well I have been in the big ol blogging world one day and I already had to gussy up my header!!  Hoping to get some pictures edited this weekend for future posts.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

It's my first

Well I sure drug my feet long enough and now I am falling into the blogging world! I work with people that I might only see once or twice a year so here is where I want to share all my creations and photographs.