Monday, June 30, 2008

Flower Card

This is one of my favorite color combos- Bamboo, Black, and Baby Pink. It took awhile before I liked this stamp set, but as time has passed I have really began to enjoy it.
Supplies-All CTMH-White Daisy TCS, Bamboo CS, Black CS, Baby pink Stamp set, Black ink, bamboo ink, baby pink ink, Rustic Flower stamp set, Thoughts of you stamp set, black my accents

Sunday, June 29, 2008

One more Lion

I promise this is the last lion for awhile-I just thought I would show you this one because I used Fun flocks for the main.

Supplies-CTMH-Enchanted pattern paper, Autumn terracotta CS, Honey CS, Colonial White CS, Autumn terracotta marker, buttercup marker,black ink, goldrush ink, black marker, fun flocks, chalk.
Other-paper sack

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Love your Life

Last night was the 1st night in many weeks that I didn't have anything to work on!!! For weeks I have been working on an album for convention, roommate gifts, submission project calls, workshop projects and a few gifts in between. When I came in my craft room I sat down with no project in mind-It was nice. I decided to make a wedding gift for a blogging friend. (I will show that in a few days).

Supplies-All CTMH-Cocoa CS, Olive CS, Pansy Purple CS, Colonial White CS, Bitty brads, photo hanger, fancy cut tag, cocoa ribbon, pansy purple ink, olive ink, delight in everything stamp set, with love stamp set, stylus, sanding kit.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Sketch and Miss you card

Ok, I am loving this new blog I found CPS-Here is the card I made for this weeks sketch. Go by and check out some of the other designs, and if you did this sketch, post a link to your card so I can see.
Size 4x4
Supplies-CTMH-White Daisy CS, Sweetleaf TCS, Watermelon TCS, Bubblegum Ink, Bamboo Ink, With love stamp set, Say it with Style Stamp set, May word Puzzle stamp set, bamboo brads, oval cutter.
Other-green ribbon from Michael's

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Water brush cards

Here are two more examples of using the water brush. The water brush seems to be my "go to" tool recently. I just love the look it gives. Get yours out and give it a try (Let me know if you need some instructions, I could be persuaded to post a picture tutorial)

Supplies-from CTMH-Sunflower CS, Black CS, White Daisy CS, Buttercup CS, Black Ink, Sunflower Ink, Buttercup Ink, corner rounder, black bitty brads, August word puzzle stamp set, sanding kit, water brush.
Other-black ribbon, cuttlebug embossing folder

Supplies All CTMH-Sarsaparilla Pattern Paper, Black CS, Colonial White CS, White Daisy Textured CS, With Love stamp set, Playful Petals stamp set, water brush, black ink,twilight ink, edge distresser, black button, black brads

Monday, June 23, 2008

Double Folded Water Color card

I'm late posting today, because I lunch with friends, so we could plan some details for our trip to Florida. Disney Here we Come!!
This card is what I call a double folded card. When it's flat the baby covers the words. I used the water color brush with inks to color in the image, along with some chalks for highlights. It's on my list to make some more. That list grows more and more each day and my accomplishments gets shorter and shorter!
Supplies All CTMH-Chocolate CS, Colonial White CS, Blush CS, Pattern paper from Life's delight Packet, Flower Child Stamp set, Chocolate Ink, Blush Ink, Sweetleaf Ink, colored pencils, chalk, water color brush.
edited**I was asked about the size-This is a standard size card(4.25x5.5) the folds are 2" wide each**

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Card Sketch & a little lion

Sorry for the lack of post this week, I wasn't feeling that well. I was stung by some bees, but I am back to myself today!! On Friday I came across a really neat blog, some of you may already know about it, but it's new to me. It's called Card positioning systems or CPS, a fancy term for sketch. Since I have always been a big fan of the Joy of Card Making from Papercrafts. This is great, because there is a new sketch every week. So here is the sketch from last week and one of the cards I made. If you use this, or you want to give it a try, post a commit with a link to your card.

Supplies All CTMH-Pattern paper from Enchanted, Goldrush CS, Autumn Terracotta Textured CS, White Daisy CS, Black Ink, Goldrush ink, Autumn Terracotta Marker, Buttercup Marker, colored pencils, Black Marker, Autumn Terracotta Ribbon, Autumn brads, sanding kit

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Envelope gift card holders and box(plus template)

This is an upcoming class/workshop. I know that I have been using gift cards a lot these days for birthdays. I found a really cute idea on Andrea Walford's blog for turning invitation envelopes into gift card holders. **Here is a link directly to Andrea's envelope Idea.**I created this cute little box to hold 6 of the gift card holders.

You should be able to click on this template for a larger view. If you would like a copy you can email me at and I will send it to you.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Room mate Gifts

After last convention and all the wonderful gifts I was given, I decided to step it up a notch this year. Not only have I finished the album, but I also have my gifts done! These are yearly planners and business card holders in the colors of Black, Colonial White and Blush. Plus I used my bind-it all, I *heart* that little blue toy!! The planner is 12 months and 53 weeks each on there own cardstock. I print all the pages on my home computer and made the covers from chipboard and page protectors.

Supplies-CTMH-Blush CS, Black CS,Bamboo CS,Colonial White CS, Silhouette pattern paper, black ink, blush dot ribbon, black ribbon, chipboard letters, A friend is stamp set, blush ink, garden green ink, waterbrush, page protector
other-black rhinestones, bamboo ribbon, bind it all machine, business card holder.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Flower Thank you

These colors are wonderful together-I snagged the idea for the colors from the CTMH card kit. I also worked up a class project around these colors. It's a box and 6 gift card holders. I will try to get that ready to post by the end of the week.
Supplies-All CTMH White Daisy CS, Hollyhock CS, Hollyhock ink, Dutch Blue Ink, Buttercup ink, Sweetleaf ink, Cottage floral stamp set, Say it with Style stamp set

Monday, June 16, 2008

Anniversary card

I made this card for my parents. I like the contrast of the light brown and dark brown cardstocks. It looks like leather to me.
Supplies CTMH-Caprice pattern paper, chocolate textured CS, desert sand CS, piercing tool, colonial white CS, chocolate ink, say it with style stamp set, playful flourish stamp set, chocolate edge anchors

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Blank card

I was up late last night, I am glad to say-I finished my album for the convention contest!! *Yeah*
And now I am up early, why? Because my sweet little dog Dixie crowded me out of the bed! She is still there under covers snoring away. So since I am up I thought I would share a card.
I made this one trying to use as few steps as possible.
Supplies-All CTMH-Enchanted pattern paper, Colonial White CS, Desert sand ink, pansy purple ink, paper flower, hemp, Spot on background stamp set, purple brad

Saturday, June 14, 2008


I promise to put the cupcake stamp away!! (and the designs are NOT CTMH, but I can't figure out how to undo the watermark-)
Supplies-Close to My Heart-Star spangle blue CS, Cranberry CS, White Daisy CS, Say it with Style Stamp set, Star spangle blue ink, Cranberry ink, silver ink, stylus, sanding kit, cranberry ribbon.
Other-Hey there cupcake stamp set from stampendous

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Smile Birthday Snail

This little snail(and all the other critters) in this stamp set speak to me every time I come into the stamp room. "Use Me, Use Me". I am week and give into there requests often.

Supplies-Close to my Heart-Fun Times stamp set, Boom-di-ada pattern paper, hollyhock rick-rack, Olive Ink, Font, Hollyhock CS, Olive CS, Colonial white CS, paper flowers, hollyhock My Accents, hollyhock ribbon, hollyhock ink

Other-wiggle eyes

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

4th of July Card

Here is one I made for the troops.
Supplies CTMH-Indian Corn Blue Ink, Cranberry Ink, Chocolate Ink, Free Spirit paper packet, Gold Ink, Lucky Stars stamp set, twill ribbon

Monday, June 9, 2008


I will share some of my 4th of July things this week, it's getting close and time to make all those cards. This is a up-coming class I will be teaching. They are so cute on my mantle right now, I am considering leaving them all year!
Supplies-from CTMH. Cranberry, White Daisy, Indian Corn Blue Cardstock, Outdoor denim, Bamboo, Cranberry Ink, Lucky Stars Stamp set, July Word Puzzle Stamp Set, Cranberry, white grosgrain ribbon, Outdoor Denim organdy ribbon, White Ric-rack.
Other-USA letters and sucker stick from Michael's

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Happy Birthday cupcake card

I don't own many stamps that are not CTMH, maybe about 5 or 6. But I just love this non-CTMH cupcake stamp. It is so fun to mix and match the icing with the bottom part, and it's full of cute tiny sayings.
This is for my friend who stopped by this weekend. I gave her a gift, but I thought I would mail her a card on her real birthday!
Supplies-Close to My Heart- Sunflower CS, Black CS, Blush CS, Baby Pink CS, Black ink, Blush Ink, Baby Pink Ink Sunflower Ink, Sunflower marker, prisma glitter, colored pencils, sanding kit, white daisy CS
Other-Hey there cupcake stamp from Stampendous, cuttlebug swirl embossing folder, q-tip
I used a q-tip with sunfower ink on it to get the glow of the candle. I started darker in the middle and went to light.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Cowboy card

Sorry this is just a little blurry, It has been so windy here. Getting a good picture has been a chore.
Supplies-All CTMH Sarsaparilla pattern paper, Barn red CS, Colonial white CS, edge distresser, hemp, Black ink, Desert sand ink, Yeehaw stamp set

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Pesky little bird

This little guy(or it I think it might be female?) is driving me crazy!! It's sitting on my red hot poker plucking all the petals off!!!
That might be ok if the bird was eating them, or feeding them to babies, but it's not. He just keeps spiting them out, there is a pile on the ground. I think he might be doing it just to taunt me!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

happpy anniversary

Quick and simple card for an upcoming anniversary. I love this paper from CTMH so much, that I have a hard time using it. I hope CTMH brings it back, but you never can tell.
Supplies-All CTMH Serendipity paper pack, bamboo CS, Dutch blue CS, Bamboo die cut flower, Dutch blue die cut flower, bamboo die cut circle, bamboo ink, Dutch blue ink, Serendipity stamp set, Say it with Style stamp set.
I also just wanted to say that I have been working on a special album for convention and it is completely draining me. I feel like I don't have one creative speck left in me and I still have a couple more layout to do. I promise to post more step by step instructions, project ideas and over all better stuff once I get finished with the album. Until then, bare with me.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Watercolor Flower Card

I needed a few quick cards to send some pictures in, and I made these. The size is 5x6.5
Supplies-All CTMH unless otherwise noted. Pattern paper Silhouette creative basics, Bamboo CS, Colonial White CS, Friendship Flower stamp set, Black Ink, Bamboo ink, Garden Green Ink, waterbrush, Bamboo ribbon from Michael's

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Get well card

A friend is having knee replacement surgery this week, and I made this card for her. She has had a limp as long as I have know her, so I am glad that she is going to have the surgery. So, Patsy, if you read this "good luck and hope you have a speedy recovery!"
Supplies-All CTMH unless otherwise stated. Clear button, Large Flower, Colonial white CS, Buttercup CS, Good Times Pattern paper, Say it with style stamp set, Twilight ink
yellow ribbon from Michael's