Sunday, November 7, 2010


This is my first attempt at making a card since breaking my wrist and I have to tell you, it took 5 times as long! I can't wait to have 2 hands again.

The skier is a free digi stamp fom Bugaboo Stamps and the blue snow flake was from Bird's Cards. That's another piece of my handmade paper (going to have to make more soon!)

I've entered this card in the following challenges:
Bee Crafty's Challenge 42 'Christmas 2'
Bugaboo's Anything Goes
Inktegrity's Go Nuts With This Sketch
Some Odd Girl's Style Challenge 9 - Backgrounds

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Stroke Awareness Card

This card was created for the What's Your Cause? Challenge at Catch The Bug. I chose Stroke Awareness because my dad had a massive stroke and spent his final 13 years dealing with partial paralysis and loss of his independence.

I used the freebie Ribbon Bear digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps and placed it on handmade paper that I made a few weeks ago. I used red Stickles on the button.

We miss you Dad!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Paper Halloween Lanterns

I just LOVE how these are turning out!

To make these paper lanterns, I used various SVG files, mostly from and modified them to cut on my Cricut with Sure Cuts a Lot. In this example, I used the free download of a gothic gate. I added rectangles to strengthen the corners and extended them to make posts.

I joined the pieces together then copied it and pasted 3 more for the other sides. Because I can only fit 3 sides on 12x12 inch paper, I joined 3 of them together and rotated the 4th to fit on the bottom of the page. I used a trapezoid on each of the 2 pieces to connect them together later.

Next I set up template to cut vellum to line the inside and cut them.

I scored the fold lines and used a bone folder to crease the paper. Then I glued each of the vellum panels to the back of each side. I used Super Tape on the tabs to connect the pieces together.
After I made it, I thought how nice it would beto have the candle raised up. So I made a little table to put the candle on!
Here is the layout for the cute little table.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Winnie the Pooh

I painted the background of this card and added aWinnie the Pooh pop up sticker.

The text was on a piece of vellum and is hard to read in the photo. It says:

Promise me you will always remember
you are braver than you believe,
and stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
                           -Winnie the Pooh

I thought those words were so fitting for my friend as she fought the battle of her life.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Heal Soon

The background was an experiment using my Cuttlemug embossing folders with ink. The shoes were cut using Cricut's Gypsy Wanderings cut in black and then dry embossed with black glitter.

Another card for Carol Ann.

Monday, September 20, 2010


I stitched this card using a Bazzill Stitch'z template. Smile was from Cricut's Gypsy Wanderings cartridge. It's another in the series for Carol Ann.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

hi friend

I embossed a piece of medium brown card stock and then used a dark brown ink for the low lights and alternately used bronze and gold Brilliance pigment inks until it looked like an old fashioned ceiling tile. Then just shadow the edges with the darker color. It shimmered so nicely. Too bad the camera didn't pick that up better!

I made this card for my friend, Carol Ann, while she was battling cancer... miss you, Carol Ann!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Halloween Card

Well, here I am... starting a blog. Who would have guessed?  I read so many people's blogs and get inspiration from their creations so I guess it's time. That and I want to enter my Halloween card in Creating in Carolina's contest! :)

I used the Cuddly Animals I & II kits from SVGCuts and the mustache and glasses SVG from Creating in Carolina. The masks were printed and cut by hand and can be found at