Friday, September 30, 2011

Mojo Monday #208

I needed to make a b-day card for my sister and I really liked this sketch design's what I did! Now all I have to do is get it in the mail on time (an then not be late for work today!)
And because I was in such a hurry to get it in the mail, I forgot to take a picture of the inside of the card so I will list only the items used on the outside:
Paper/cardstock is from K&Company "Que Sera Sera" and Paper Studio
Flower is from StampingScrapping
Ribbon and shredded hem tape and rhinestone are from my stash
Stamped sentiment is from Inkadinkadoo
(Inside is a Verve stamped Bilble verse)

I am entering this card in the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #208 at

Sunday, September 25, 2011

SSCC Sketch Challenge

One more card today! I followed the sketch challenge at the StampingScrapping Challenge Blog and this is what I came up with. The image is a Maggie but I do not know the name of it. Its so cute...just a row of blooming flower pots! Which you can color any color you convenient!
So I'm entering this in the "Sketch Challenge" at
Here's my list of ingredients:
Cardstock is DCWV from the "Indian Summer" collection
Image is a Magnolia* colored with colored pencils
Sentiment is for Woodware USA from the "Mary & Friends" set*
Die cut is Spellbinders Labels 16 *
Ribbon is from my stash, as well as the tiny brad
The 2 flowers are some that Karen S made and sent me (as a prize!). I added a little watercolor paint and some "Stickles" by Ranger.*
Glue Dots*

*all of these items can be found at, at least that's where I got them!

Wow! They gave me one of the "Top 3 Awards" for this one! Thank you, SSCC!!

Round Embossed Card

Today I am posting a small round card that I made specifically to enter in 2 challenges: - #16 "Embossing" - #44 "A Fun Sketch"
Please let me know what you think of this one!

Spellbinders die Big Scalloped Circles Large
Sizzix embossing plate Snow Flowers
Martha Stewart edge punch Doily Lace
Woodware USA sentiment stamp from "Mary & Friends"
Textured Cardstock "Best Occasions"
Cryogen white cardstock
EK Success Large Punch "Flowers & Leaves" (for the leaves)
Watercolor paints to add depth to the flower and leaves
Stampology ink, onyx
Glue Dots
American Crafts ribbon
AND, the flower is one more of the ones that Karen S sent me a couple months ago!
Still enjoying those little beauties, Karen! Thanks!

Monday, September 19, 2011

House Mouse Blog Hop!

The House Mouse Challenge Blog is celebrating its 3rd birthday with a Blog Hop! I have already visited most of the blogs (Wow! So many adorable cards and projects!) but I plan to go back now and enter my  card in some special drawings for more prizes besides the main Blog Hop challenge. If you haven't looked, I reccommend taking a peek at the Hop...very inspiring!
Here is the card I'm entering...a birthday card that will be given to my daughter Linzy (the chef) next week.

The challenge I am entering this in is: - "Birthday with optional bunch of flowers"

Papers/card stock mostly from The Paper Studio
House Mouse stamp* is "Maxwell's Note", colored with colored pencils
Flowers & leaves are from the EK Success Lg Punch called "Flowers & Leaves" (go figure!)
The little branch punch might be Fiskar ??
The "Happy Birthday" sentiment stamp is Stampin' Up
Spellbinders Standard Circles Lg.* with Cuttlebug*
Pop Dots*
Glue Dots*
Adhesive is Scor Tape*
McGill Tool Set* & Cushioned Surface* used to make flowers
Ink is StazOn Jet Black
Ribbon and pink pearls are from my stash
*all this stuff is available at
Comments are always welcome! Just click on the Comment "counter"! Thanks!

Late addition: 9-21-11
I'm now adding a picture of the inside of the card.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

First Christams Card of 2011

No, I'm really not so organized and "with-it" that I am starting my Christmas cards early! I am entering this card in a challenge that called for a Christmas/Holiday/Winter theme. And I had this "freebie" image from Waltzing Mouse Stamps that I've wanted to use, so...voila! A Christmas card!

-Red & green papers are from my stash
-Lt. green paper is printed with the "Leafy Swirls" stamps from Woodware Clear Stamps
-Girl image is called "Harriet Digital Stamp" from Waltzing Mouse Stamps, colored w/colored pencils
-Sentiment is from the Seasons Greetings stamp set from
-Rhinestones are from Kaiser Craft
-The white on the girl's coat is covered with Icicle Stickles by Ranger

I am entering this card in 2 challenges:
"Sketch Challenge w/ tag" #64 @
"Happy Holidays Challenge" #43 @

End-of-Summer Review

Well, here it is, the middle of September already! Where did the summer go so quickly?! Not ready for Fall yet! But as I was out driving today I noticed many trees with leaves turning red already! Last week we were sitting on the beach on Lake Michigan @ Ludington St. Park. It was a beautiful sunny day with a totally clear blue is completely overcast, very cool and fall-like! If you like sudden changes in weather you should live in Michigan. But there IS alot of natural beauty in this state. If I get time I will post a few of our camping/hiking/outdoors pictures.
I couldn't leave home without my card-making least some of them! So I took all my favorite stuff to the campground and made cards 3 different times. Here are a few of the cards I made, not for any challenges, just for giving to people!

  The HM stamp and the butterfly stamp I had not used before so it was fun coloring them for the first time! The sympathy card with the fall colors was inspired by a cool rainy day while camping. The picture looks a bit is actually a brighter orange and a rich brown AND there are lots of Stickles for sparkle all over the orange leaves and stems. The brown over-stamp is a set called Leafy Swirls from Woodware Clear Stamps.
I won't put much info about "ingredients" this time, but if someone has questions, just leave a comment and I will try to answer.
Thanks for all the sweet comments so many of you leave! So appreciate that!