Friday, October 31, 2008

Thanks card

Happy Halloween Everyone!
Things are starting to get back to normal around here after Charlie's hip surgery. I haven't had much time to create, I did make a few things while sitting up at the hospital, but it was hard to focus.
This card is one that I made for the world cardmaking day contest from Papercrafts earlier this month. I haven't heard anything, but I don't think they notify anyone until sometime next week.
All supplies from CTMH-Colonial White CS, Pattern paper from Simple Pleasures, Black Staz-on ink, Desert Sand ink, Water color pencils, Cocoa ribbon, staples, With Love stamp set, Sparkles, For every occasion stamp set

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Birthday

This card is using my new favorite color combo-Pink, Black and Goldrush. I sent this card in for a contest, and it came back with a big note from the post office-Too Bumpy!
I re packaged it and sent it back in.
Supplies from CTMH-Goldrush CS, Hollyhock Cs, Colonial White CS, Black CS, Black ink, Goldrush ink, Hollyhock ink, foam squares, buttons, paper leaves, sparkles, Simple Blossoms stamp set, For every occasion stamp set

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hello! Friends

We have real mushrooms growing in our yard, and Dixie loves to eat them. Unfortunately, they are not as cute as the ones on this card.
Supplies from CTMH-Boom-di-ada pattern paper, Colonial White CS, Olive CS, Buttercup ink, Olive ink, Hollyhock ink, Hollyhock twill ribbon, Whoo loves you stamp set, Kindred spirits stamp set, For every occasion stamp set, Be True stamp set, foam squares
other-scallop nestiblities

Yesterday, I posted a recipe for you to try from the new Papercrafts Book. Today I would like to show you a cute tag to go along with the recipe.

Here’s a link to the Enjoy Halloween tag image:
Enjoy Halloween Tag
Designer: Alisa Bangerter
SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (ivory) Dye ink: (Black) Stewart Superior Corp.; (Summer Sun) Stampin’ Up! Specialty ink: (Mango Lemonade color wash) Stewart Superior Corp. Color medium: (black chalk) Craf-T Products Accents: (black brads) Making Memories; (chipboard bat, moon) Melissa Frances Fibers: (black striped ribbon) Pebbles Inc. Font: (Black Family) Adhesive: (foam tape) Finished size: 3" x 4 1/2"
1 Make tag from cardstock. 2 Crumple tag and smooth out. Spray edges with color wash; let dry. Apply chalk. 3 Ink chipboard moon; let dry. Chalk edges and adhere. 4 Ink chipboard bat; let dry. Adhere with foam tape. 5 Print sentiment on cardstock; trim and tear edges. Chalk edges and adhere with foam tape. Attach brads. Attach ribbon with brad.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sweet Flower Card & a recipe

After I was finished with this card, I wasn't very happy with it. I had a total different idea in my head. That has been happening to me a lot lately.
Supplies from CTMH-Heavenly Blue CS, Petal CS, Colonial White CS, Petal ink, Sweetleaf ink, water brush, black rub-on letters, sparkles, bamboo ink, stylus, Friendship Word puzzle stamp set
Other-Sweetleaf polka dot ribbon

This week I have been asked by Papercrafts to share some info with you about their new book- You can find a link to purchase the book on Monday's post
Here’s a link to the Cheesy Garlic Drop Biscuits image:

Cheesy Garlic Drop Biscuits
Alisa Bangerter
This is a perfect recipe to pull out if you are short on time because there is no rolling or cutting. The cheese and garlic add extra kick to a plain biscuit, and kids love them. They are the perfect accompaniment to serve with soups or stews, and are great served with a salad.
2 c. flour
2 tbsp. granulated sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 c. butter or margarine
1 1/2 c. grated cheddar cheese
1 1/4 c. milk
Chives (optional)
Mix together dry ingredients. Cut in butter with pastry cutter until mixture is fine. Add cheese and mix well. Add milk and stir until just moistened. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. Sprinkle top with chopped dried or fresh chives if desired. Bake at 400 degrees for approx. 15 minutes.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Hoppy Birthday to You....

This is a card from one of my sets for sale in my etsy shop (located on the right side of my blog) . Everything these days is about being "Green" so this card goes along well.
For the square on the back ground, I used the reverse side of a square stamp. I started with dark ink on the outside, and used lighter ink as I moved to the middle.

Supplies from CTMH-Colonial White CS, Olive CS, Olive ink, Garden Green Ink, White hemp, computer font, Olive marker, Fun Times stamp set
Papercrafts has a new book coming out, and this week I have been asked to include some info about it-

Here is the direct link to the online store where people can purchase a copy of PC Gourmet:

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Dixie Scrapbook Page

I do scrapbook quite often, I just have a really hard time getting good pictures of the pages. This is a page I created about Dixie and her new vest, handmade by my sister.I used a voice recorder on the bottom right, and covered it with a picture. He has a really cute recording of Dixie barking, growling and playing with her toy.

Supplies from CTMH-White Daisy CS, Hollyhock CS, Cocoa Cafe Pattern Paper, Hollyhock ink, Black ink, Blush ink, stylus, Black CS, Black buttons, Black brads, With Love stamp set, voice recorder, chipboard arrow, sparkles
For a larger view, click the picture

Friday, October 24, 2008

Baby DR. visit book

I have had 2 friends tell me this month that they are expecting babies in April. I made one of these for both of them.
supplies from CTMH-Colonial White CS, Vineyard berry CS, Outdoor Denim Ink, Sorbet Ink, Vineyard Berry ink, Clear embossing ink, clear embossing powder, Bamboo ink, window charms, Outdoor denim brad, Outdoor denim ribbon, chipboard label, Black rub-ons, Paper flowers
Other-circle punches, spiral notebook, large clamp clip

Thursday, October 23, 2008

"Sew" Happy

I said before that I really like the look of sewing on projects. The problem is my skills are lacking. This card turned out well, considering my skills. I pre-punched the holes, which makes sewing a lot easier.
Supplies from CTMH-Colonial White CS, Outdoor Denim CS, Pattern Paper from Aspen, Creme Brulee Ink, Outdoor Denim Ink, Bamboo Ink, Outdoor denim brads, Creme Brulee Ribbon, Orange tone floss, piercing tool, Playful Petal stamp set, Code it stamp set, edge distresser

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Soccer Tag Books

I was asked to create some special gifts for the "Pink Panther" Soccer Team. Each team member is getting one of these cute little tag book (yeap, all 9 of them). The team colors are Pink and Black and lucky for me that is one of my favorite color combos
This is a picture of the cover of the book with a velvet P and black rhinestones. Also the band that holds the book together witch has a soccer girl and a place for a picture.

This is the inside of the book, with flipping tags that hold pictures.
Supplies from CTMH-Game On paper Pack, Hollyhock CS, Black ink, Hollyhock CS, Hollyhock my accents, Hollyhock ribbon, black ribbon, colonial white ribbon foam squares, edge distresser, staples, Hollyhock flowers, hollyhock photo arrows, Best shot stamp set, Chipboard P, Hollyhock re-inker, Liquid Applique
Other-black rhinestones

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hey There Cupcake

It seems that once I pull out the cupcake stamps, I get stuck on them for awhile. I really like all the clear items these days, from albums to stamps. For this card I used a transparency and embossed it with the cuttlebug folder. The problem with clear projects is they are really hard to photograph. In addition to the embossing, I also glittered the edges with Mod-Podge and prisma glitter. Lastly I made the cupcake icing sparkle! I used the same technique that I used on the snow letters here.

I applies a thin layer of liquid glass using a paint brush, and then I sprinkled glitter over the top. After that dried I use another thick coat of liquid glass.
Supplies from CTMH-Chocolate CS, Blush CS, Colonial White CS, Blush ink, Chocolate ink, Chocolate ribbon, prisma glitter, liquid glass.
Other-transparency, cuttlebug embossing folder, hey cupcake stamp from Stampendous, Mod-Podge

Monday, October 20, 2008

Busy Day-

Sorry I don't have any artwork today. Way to many things going on today. Just have a few seconds at the computer. I will be back tomorrow with something good. In the meantime, be sure to check my post below. I created a brand new template!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Card set and template info

This cute card set and holder will be my Operation Smile project for October. 100% of the proceeds from this set will be donated to Operation Smile. Along with the project, I will also be providing the template. For a $1.00 donation to Operation Smile, the template is yours! To get your copy of the template, go to Once the transaction is complete I will email you a copy. (Be sure to provide your email address)
Here is a view of the card holder open. The middle pocket holds envelopes and the two outside pockets hold the cards. I used coin envelopes for this project, but it will
be great for the envelope flats from CTMH (3x4.75) Here is a view of the note cards and the correspondence cards(like postcards). Both sets measure 3x4.75". And the holder will easily accommodate all 8 cards and 8 envelopes(coin envelopes, the envelope flats may be too think)
Here is a view of the project closed again. If you are interested in the template, please visit
Supplies from CTMH-White Daisy CS, Black CS, Hollyhock CS, Goldrush CS, Black ink, Goldrush ink, Hollyhock ink, Magic Moments stamp set, September word puzzle stamp set, Treasure Life Stamp set, For every occasion stamp set, One Solo stamp set, Spot on Background stamp set, On my Mind Booking stamp set, Goldrush Brads, Goldrush sassy strands, Chipboard flower, buttons, clear embossing powder, Hollyhock twill ribbon, sanding kit
Other-Black polka dot ribbon, coin envelopes, sponges, slot punch

Friday, October 17, 2008

Last of the Halloween

These are the last of the Halloween cards-
Supplies from CTMH-Autumn Terracotta TCS, Pansy Purple TCS, Colonial White CS, Sanding kit, Black ink, Colored pencils, chalk, staples, paper flowers, Autumn Terracotta ribbon, chipboard star, Little spooks stamp set, Holiday Jubilee stamp set

This card ended up being my favorite of all the Halloween cards.
Supplies-from CTMH-Orange CS, Black CS, sanding kit, Black ink, Orange ink, colored pencils
Other-Hey cupcake stamp set from stampendous, black checked ribbon

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Halloween Project 12

I have to admit, that this treat holder is from last year, just never got around to posting it. I used some dried branches from the honeysuckle vine in the yard as the handle. I am pleased to say that the handle held up for a whole year. I was sure that it would break or crack because the treat holder was just tossed in a box.
Supplies from CTMH-Pansy Purple CS, Black CS, Colonial White CS, Black ribbon, edge distresser, colored pencils, chalk, fancy cut tags, Holiday jubilee stamp set, Little spooks stamp set, black ink

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Halloween Project 11(Cards)

This is definitely more that just one project. These are the cards from my Halloween card class.
If you have the CTMH Originals book you can find these cards on pages 16-21.

These are also in the Originals book, on page 15.
I used a lot of different products on both sets of cards,(too many to list) let me know if you have any questions.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Halloween Project 10

When I first saw this stamp set, I thought this owl was not very "Halloween", but after I stamped him in a scary grey with black edges and made his eyes glassy he became much more Halloween.
Supplies from CTMH- Smokey Plum CS, Black CS, Pattern paper from Silhouette, Black ink, Liquid glass, Whooo loves you stamp set
Other-black checked ribbon

Monday, October 13, 2008

Halloween Project 8 & 9

This is a "candy bar slider" when you pull up on the ribbon a candy bar slides out. The direction for this came from (along with the pencil box and mini purses)
Supplies from CTMH-Colonial white CS, Goldrush CS, pattern paper from Silhouette, black ribbon, colored pencils, black ink, Booo-tiful stamp set
Other-Circle punches

Mini purses-these little purses hold one Hersey nugget.
Supplies from CTMH-Goldrush CS, Smokey Plum CS, Olive CS, Black brads, Black CS, Black ribbon, corner rounder
Other -mini flower punch, hole punch

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Halloween Project 7

I think this card could work for Thanksgiving as well. For the stripes on the pumpkin, I inked up the stamp, and then I used the end of a paint brush to remove the ink from the stamp. This is one of the many benefits of clear stamps.
Supplies from CTMH-Smokey Plum CS, Colonial White CS, pattern paper from Enchanted, Autumn Terracotta ink, Garden Green ink, Bamboo ink, Spooky Smiles stamp set
Other-paint brush

Friday, October 10, 2008

Halloween Project 5 & 6

This tin is for candy or small toys or maybe even a Halloween gift for an adult like, say Diamonds!! (I wish!) Supplies from CTMH-Smokey Plum CS, Black CS, Colonial White CS, Silhouette pattern paper, corner rounder, colored pencils, Booo-tiful stamp set, Black ink
Other-Small square tin(Papertrey ink)

Pencil Box-always good gift for those kids that don't need anymore candy. I had a hard time finding Halloween pencils, don't know if they are not as popular, or if everywhere was sold out. I finally found some at the grocery store.
Supplies from CTMH-Goldrush CS, Colonial White CS, pattern paper from Silhouette, black ribbon, fancy cut tags, black ink, colored pencils, Booo-tiful stamp set


Thursday, October 9, 2008

Halloween Project 4

This is probably one of my favorites from the Halloween cards that I made this year. I designed this one for a "Day of crafting" project while visiting with family.
Supplies from Close to MY Heart=Autumn Terracotta CS, Garden Green CS, Autumn Terracotta ink, Garden Green ink, Black ink, Bamboo ink, Spooky Smiles Stamp set, April Word puzzle stamp set
Other-cuttlebug embossing folder, black checked ribbon

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Halloween Project 3

This cute little bucket can hold any kind of treat, but I thought the peanuts were cute because they look like mummies--
Supplies from CTMH-Pansy Purple CS, White Daisy Textured CS, Black ink, colored pencils, black photo hanger, Pansy purple ribbon, Little spooks stamp set, Sans Letters stamp set
Other-black bucket, black checked ribbon

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

We interrupt this Halloween broadcast....

to bring you this Christmas Card? This is my card in the November/December issue of Papercrafts. Not only is my card in the magazine, but it's also the online bonus!! Here is the link that will take you directly to my card

Halloween Project 2

A really quick and easy card-

Supplies from CTMH-Garden Green CS, Colonial White CS, Silhouette pattern paper, Black ink, Colored pencils, Little spooks stamp set. Other-ribbon from Target weddings

Monday, October 6, 2008

Halloween project 1

This week (or longer) I am going to post Halloween projects and cards. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, I used to host a Halloween party every year, and I have boxes & boxes of Halloween costumes, decorations and games. I get them out every year and decorate my house.
This is a really easy treat sack with a Velcro closure. I made a few of these to give away to a few special kids.
Supplies from CTMH-Goldrush CS, Garden Green CS, Black ink, Garden Green ink, Goldrush ink, Spooky Smiles Stamp set, corner rounder.
Other-mini lunch bag, Velcro dot.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Envelope Card and Animal pics

This card is made from a coin envelope folded in half to make the pocket on the back for the pull out insert.
Supplies from CTMH-Colonial White CS, Hollyhock CS, Hollyhock ribbon, chipboard label, pewter photo hanger, Cocoa ink, Hollyhock ink, Indian Corn Blue ink, June Word puzzle stamp set, Be True stamp set
Other-Coin envelope, sponge

As promised, here are a few picture of the animals from Natural Bridge Wildlife Safari. If you are in the area, It was lots of fun, but watch out for the Ostrich!! They come right close to the car!

Starting next week, I will be posting Halloween projects. So check back everyday!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Happy Birthday Flower Card & Butterflies

This is a really simple card, using the stamp kissing technique. I inked the circle stamp with the smokey plum ink and then pressed the petal stamp against it using sunflower ink. The nice thing about the the circle stamp is that it is a large background stamp that can be used several times before re-inking.
Supplies from Close to My Heart-Colonial White CS, Smokey Plum CS, pattern paper from Enchanted, Smokey Plum Ink, Sunflower ink, Bamboo ink, Playful petal stamp set, For every occasion stamp set, spot on background stamp set, Smokey Plum ribbon
Other-Circle punch, micro beads, double sided sticky sheets

I also wanted to share with you a few picture that I took this past weekend at the Wildseed Farm in the Butterfly House. On my visit, I also went to the animal safari, and I will show you a few pictures of that tomorrow.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Mushrooms and the Smurfs

This card is a 5x5 square card. Did anyone watch the Smurfs? I think Smurfette was my idol. Well these mushrooms make me think of the cute little mushroom houses they lived in.
Supplies all from CTMH-Juniper CS, Colonial White CS, Vineyard berry CS, Garden Green CS, Juniper ink, Vineyard berry ink, garden green ink, sorbet ink, juniper brads, juniper page corner, bamboo ink, Whooo loves you stamp set, Holiday jubilee stamp set, June word puzzle stamp set, piercing tool.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

No Copics?

I really, really love the look that the Copic Markers give a project, but I just can't bring myself to buy them. I decided that I would re-visit the water color pencils and crayons. I tend to use the water brush or the colored pencils more often, because of the control. But for blending you can't beat water colors. For this card I used the watercolor crayons and paint brushes. The key to water color is to control the amount of water.

(Supplies from CTMH-White Daisy CS, Moonstruck CS, Sweetleaf CS, Sparkles, Sweetleaf ink, moonsturck ink, Western flourishes stamp set, delight in everything stamp set, Say it with Style stamp set, edge distresser, foam squares

Other-watercolor paper, watercolor crayons, staz-on black ink)