Wednesday, December 30, 2009

One of Melora's Cards

Melora came over to stamp the other day (like the right before Thanksgiving kind of other day)when all the boys were out playing ball with Wayne. She knew she wanted to make a card for her Grandpa Hays, and this is what she came up with. I was saving it till after she gave it to him, and then I forgot about it.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Great Greetings

Do you like my polka dots? I made them using the stamp set "Build a Buggie" and it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. The sentiment is from the set "Great Greetings."

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Watercolor Plants 1

Another quick and easy card made for a challenge on Paper Wings. I colored the flowers and sentiment with markers. The embossed background was done with my scor-pal and scor-bug. I love that little tool.
I used the stamp sets "Watercolor Plants" and "Sending a Latte"

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Ladybug, Ladybug

I jused two stamp sets for this, "Great Greetings" and "Build a Buggie"

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

On the Beach

I was challenged on Paper Wings to get out and use a stamp set that had never "seen ink" know one of those sets that you just HAVE to have, and then it just sits there?
Here is what I came up with from a set called "On the Beach" from TAC.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

All Things of Nature 2

Made with TAC's "All Things of Nature" stamp set

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thoughts and Prayers

This is the other card we did for last months funshop. I CASED it from a card I received in a swap a couple of years ago. I didn't have the same stamp she used, so I just used what I do have. The card featured generational stamping...stamping an image more than one time without reinking. It adds a lot of depth to the background paper we created.
I wish this pic showed up better, because I think it is much prettier IRL.
The stamp sets are "With Sympathy" and "Cute Curliques"

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

All Things of Nature 1

This is one of the cards that we made at my last months workshop. Just little changes to make them unique. Most of the ladies also chose to color the bird and branch with the chalks that I had out for that purpose, but for some reason, I like them better plain.
The stamp sets are "All Things of Nature" and "Running Stitches."

Monday, December 14, 2009

Lil Cowboy

I made this card for a color challenge on PaperWings this week. They are having a bunch of challenges and chances to win prizes...if you're a TAC angel, go and check it out.

I used the stamp set "Wild West" and the Rustic Chic paper (one of my favorite paper packs). The cardstock is kraft, brown, and ivory, with some dcwv red. I colored with watercolor pencils and a dove blender, skin tone pencils, and just a little bit of silver stickles on the badge.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Gerbera Daisy #6

A quick and easy card using my all time favorite flower stamp, "Gerbera Daisy"from TAC. It is so fun and can be used for so many occassions.
I colored with watercolor pencils and dove blender. The slot punch is from SU!, the border punch is Friskars, and he ribbon is from Walmart.
Do you want to see some more fabulous cards made with this stamp? Visit the Paper Wings gallery HERE

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Chickie

I made this card using this weeks sketch over at Saturday sketches. You can check them out over on my sidebar.
This is a retired stamp set from TAC, one I just can't get rid of because I love it so much.
The paper and cardstock are also all from TAC (Rustic Chic, brown and red)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Merry SnowGirl

I combined two challenges for this card. One, from High Hopes, was to make a tall card. The other was from Splitcoast, and was to create a clean and simple card using red and brown. Here is what I came up with.
Don't you like this image? I received it for winning the High Hopes challenge the week before last. I LOVE free stamps =).
The sentiment is from TAC's "Trendy Greetings"

Sunday, December 6, 2009

A Blessing to Me

My mother, unlike her sister, is very bad at sending out birthday cards, so when I make her packs of cards I make the kind of cards she will use-encouragement or friendship. Ones that can be used at any time.
This card uses three different TAC stamp sets.
I wish I had put the yellow flower up on a pop dot for some more dimension, but besides that I really like this card. Can you believe it? There is absolutely NO coloring on this one!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

High Hopes Challenge

This card was made for this weeks High Hopes challenge. I am barely squeeking this in on time. I changed their sketch a little since I don't normally do square cards, but I still think it fits.

Friday, December 4, 2009

TAC Grab Bags Available!!!!

We have a limited supply of these absolutely INCREDIBLE grab bags that are available ONLY while supplies last! This grab bag comes in a plastic bag and contains 3 full sheets of Creative Cling(tm), and COMPLETE stamp sets that cover the sheet of Creative Cling(tm). Stamps included have been previously discontinued and/or are from past events.
The retail value of this grab bag is over $145.00! We are offering this, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, at a INCREDIBLE price of only $50.00.
The stamps shown in the picture are just an example of what MIGHT be in a grab bag, but there is no way of knowing exactly what WILL be in YOUR grab bag. The suspense is part of the fun of buying a grab bag.
If you would like one of these contact me ASAP, for these are for a limited time only.

101st Dalmation

A quick, but cute card to go in a gift pack of cards for my MIL. She teaches K5 at a Christian school, so she can always use little boy cards. I actually used one of her own stamps, the dalmation, for this. I borrowed it and kept for over a year...pretty bad of me, I know.

The sentiment is from TACs stamp set "Ordinary Greetings"

I don't know if I succeeded or not, but I wanted to make it look as if the dog had come out of the circle. To do this I added a little bit of dimension by stamping the dog twice, cutting just the head out of the second image, and layering it on top of the first with thin pop dots. This second picture shows the dimesion a little better than the first.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Monkey Business

Another card that can, hopefully, pass for a guy card. These are one of the hardest cards for me to come up with.

The stamp sets used for this are "Monkey Business" and "Running Stitches"

The little dots of embossing on the blue strip across the front were done with my scor-pal and scor-bug....luv em.

I made the clouds and ground by masking and sponging, and the little pants are paper pieced.

The paper is Basic Grey and Die Cuts with View (DCWV)

Monday, November 30, 2009

It's Your Day!

The quick guy card was made using two retired sets from "The Angel Company." It has already been sent off to my Auntie as part a pack of cards I sent her. This aunt is one of only two people in my life who has NEVER forgotten my birthday or anniversary, or that of my kids or husband either...a pretty special lady, huh?!?

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Here Doggy

A quick and easy masculine card using a Whipper Snapper stamp that is from the many images stamped for me by my friend Diana. Thanks again Diana!
Colored with watercolor pencil and blender pen. The paper is from my stash that I have had for years.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Floral Mug

For this card I used one of TAC's new level A hostess sets called "Floral Mug," and I combined it with another fun set, "Sending a Latte."

The paper is Lillyana, and the cardstock TACs Ivory and Bazzill.

I colored with a combo of chalks and colored pencils.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Logging Santa

I made this challenge for this weeks challenge over on the High Hopes blog. Their images are just so much fun to color. I have always liked to color, even as a kid, and just never grew out of it. I remember giving my cousin, Susan, lessons.
The sentiment is from a TAC set called "Tag Tidbits"
The patterned paper is from a retired TAC paper pack, wish we still carried it =(. There is a little bit of liquid applique to make snow on the ground, and a little bit of fun flock on the man's hat to make it fuzzy. I love those little easy extras.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

An'Udder Birthday Cowboy?

This little cowboy is so cute, and while he is not from an image sent to me by my friend Diana, he IS from an actual stamp sent to me by that same friend. Aren't I spoiled rotten?
The main image is from High Hopes, the cow spots, and the sentiment are from a TAC set called "An'udder Birthday"

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Happy Mail

I love getting happy mail...that is the kind of mail you find amid the bills and junk, the ones that someone sent just because they care. I received some of that mail from my friend Diana earlier this week. Yep, that is the same Diana that sends me so many stamped images, and yes, she sent more this time too, but she also included some other fun things that SHE created. She is to super talented. So what do you think? Are they not just tooooo cute?

And here are some close ups, I love how the top of this card pulls out of the "pot" to reveal a hidden message. The little girl is a TAC stamp, but I am not sure where she found any of her other supplies.

And isn't this just adorable, or what?
It was yummy too, lol. I think they might have been meant for the boys, since she sent two of them. but I chose to pretend that she wanted to double bless ME, so I ate them both...what can I say, I was craving chocolate, and there was none in the house.

Happy Birthday

This quick and simple birthday card was done using a retired TAC set (for the party hat), and a current one (Ordinary Greetings) for the sentiment.

I don't think I am even going to tell you what I did, because I think you can look at this one and figure it out. Oh, except that the sparkle was done with Stickles.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Udderly Perfect

As if you couldn't tell, this card was made with some leftover pieces from the Dominoes card I posted on Monday. It went together so fast because of that. This image only requires the minimal of coloring, and yet makes me smile every time I see her. She is from TAC's "An'udder Birthday" set.
The background was made with my cuttlebug Swiss dot embossing folder. The circles were done with my punches, and the white dots around the scallop edge with my ever handy white gel pen.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Butterfly Bits 4

I made this card using a sketch posted on PaperWings by Laurie. The stamp sets I used are "Butterfly Bits" and "With Sympathy."
The cardstock is TACs Brown, Ivory, and DCWV Cobalt.
The ink is Palette's Cote d'Azure and Burnt Umber. I used first and second generation stamping to get the two shades of color. I sponged a little bit of the brown around the edges of the ivory because it felt like it was still "needing something."
The ribbon is from TACs Amberlee Grace collection. I made the scallops up the side of the ivory using my threading water Friskars border punch, and the little embossed dots and the lines with my scor-pal and scor-bug.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Dominoes with "Build a Buggie"

I made this card for a game night at our house. Most of our friends at the church in Locust are avid dominoes players. I had never played until I moved here, but have found, that with the right company it is a VERY fun game.
The only stamping I did on this card is are the dots on the dominoes. I used on of the dots from the "Build a Buggie" set. The dominoes were also made with a quick score across the center with my Scor-pal and a corner rounder.
Other supplies used are my circle and scalloped circle punches, along with my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder run through a Big Shot.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Sweet Candy

There is some pretty sweet blog candy to be found HERE...check it out for a chance to win some pretty wonderful things

Party Girl

This card was made using a sketch that is out on the High Hopes blog this week. It was made for a square card, but those are not my fav, so I tweeked it just a little bit.

This is yet another card made with the darling images stamped for me by my wonderful friend, Diana. I THINK it is a Whipper Snapper image, but don't quote me on that.

I colored her with watercolor pencils and a dove blender. The embossed background was done with one of my cuttlebug folders (luv 'em), and the flower were done with a punch that I have had around for eons, but almost forgot I owned.

The paper is DCWV cardstock and Basic Grey patterned paper. I added the little paper piece with yellow brad on the bottom to cover up a finger print smudge.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bear Hugs

This is about as simple as it gets. The bear was, once again, a stamped image from my friend Diana. She is such a sweetie, and so generous.

He was colored with watercolor pencil and blender and mounted on some TAC brown. The strip of green cardstock (DCWV) was put through my Big Shot in a cuttlebug folder, sponged around the edges, and...well, that is about it, the card was done.

This card is going in a gift pack to my auntie. I didn't put a sentiment on it so she could decide what she needed the card to be for. She is not a stamper, but she bought a few sentiments just for this purpose

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Perky Penguins #5 Snowglobe

I saw a card on Splitcoast, and just knew I wanted to make one. Lucky me, there was also a tutorial, and if you scroll to the bottom there is also a video tutorial.

I didn't have any acetate, so I cut up one of the boxes that my stamps came in. Since I store mine in CD cases, I have quite a few extra of these floating around.


Stamps: Perky Penguins (TAC)

Paper: DCWV, and retired TAC paper

Ink: Palette Noir
Accessories: Friskars border punch, glitter, watercolor pencil and blender pen

Monday, November 9, 2009

You're Old

Another card made with some of the images that were sent to me by my dear friend Diana. Isn't this truck cute?
I am not sure what company makes the image, but all the paper and cardstock are from TAC. The paper is from the Winchester Soar With It collections, the cardstock is brown and craft. I colored using watercolor pencil and blender pen.
Accessories are a cuddlebug embossing folder, scallop and circle punches, scor-pal, white gel pen and sponges.

Friday, November 6, 2009

You're A Gem

I made this card with yet another image from my friend Diana. He is just too cute.

All other supplies are from The Angel Company.

Butterfly Bits 3

This card was made using a set from The Angel Company called "Butterfly Bits." I LOVE it, the picture doesn't do it justice.
I stamped the images in white Brilliance ink and then colored with a light pink chalk, and then shaded with a darker pink....I just ADORE the glimmer chalks.
The pink paper was embossed using my scor-pal, another think I have grown to love more and more. I never thought I would reach for it as often as I do.
Paper are all from TAC. (Brown, Ivory, Kraft, and Bazzill)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Laurie's Card

Isn't this card beautiful? I love Laurie's work. She is able to create cards that are both beautiful and yet, when I look at them I say, "Hey, I can do that!"

Monday, November 2, 2009

This card was done by Jennifer Carter. I love it! The way she used the ribbon up the side of the card.

Friday, October 30, 2009

This card was made by Diane. Isn't it pretty? I love how she made her own background paper.
The sentiment is from the set "Peace on Earth", and by embossing it the whole card becomes so elegant.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I received some cards in a small swap

I participated in recently, and thought I would share them here over the next week or so.

This card was done by Seleise. Isn't it cute? She used the set "Merriest Wishes." There is a touch of glitter on the snowman that doesn't show up in the picture, but really gives at such a pretty sparkle.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Extra, Extra

I made this card with one of the cute images that my friend Diana sent me quite awhile ago, I just haven't had a lot of time to play with them. I am glad I pulled it out, it was SO much fun to color.

I used watercolor pencils and the gray tombow to color, and then a brown ink pad and a sponge for around the edges. The cardstock is TACs brown and DCWV for the orange and green.

Bubbles, Anyone?

Friday, October 23, 2009

Everyday Events

This is one of the cards that I made with my hostess club ladies last night. I had such a fun time. The stamp set I used is called "Everyday Events" and it is a great all purpose set, having a stamp for just about every event you would need. The paper is from TACs "Toodle Loo." The paper in that pack is just too cute.

I used the "Swiss Dots" cuttlebug embossing folder for the embossed paper. I quick run through my Big Shot. Right now, while supplies last, TAC has the Big Shot Beginners Kit for on sale at a great price. Only 80.00!!!! That is the Big Shot machine, and some great die cuts and accessories to get you started.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Jessica's Card

Isn't this cute! My friend Jess made it, so I can't take credit. She is so creative. The scan, of course, did not do the card justice, the colors wash out in spots, but the cuteness of the card is not diminished.
The stamp set she used is called "Coffe Talk" and is in our new supplement, called "The Avenue."

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Angel Art Blog Hop

It is blog hopping time again! This month is to use some fall themed stamps and have fun with them.

I made up this card using "Sunshiny Day," a set from our base catty. The picture didn't capture the colors properly...the purples really DO match.
The papers are from TACs Penelope collection. The cardstock is the cardstock that matches it. I made the pattern on the background using my scor-pal with the scorbug. A little paper piercing, buttons, and scrappers floss and I was done.

Check out some other fall artwork on these blogs:

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Look Who is ONE!

Happy first birthday to my darling Daughter, Julia!!! Here she is helping me make her birthday cake, or should I say, eat part of what I cut off the top. She loved it.
I will post other pics later, once we have actually celebrated her special day...a couple of days late. Her cake is almost done, but I have so add the finishing touches.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Little Scrapbook Page

I made this first scrapbook page with very limited supplies. For the second page I stepped it up just a smidgen, adding a stamped sentiment and a scalloped border up the strip of patterned paper.

It is so hard to believe that this picture is now almost a year old.

Paper: More Mimi and matching cardstock
Stamps: You Are
Accessories: Bitty Blosson, Lime scrappers floss, border punch