Thursday, August 27, 2009


Just received this set from Cornish Heritage Farms and thought it would make a great thank you card. We have a friend who not only is a star lover but won a golf bag and doesn't need it and wanted to know if my hubby could use one. God is certainly amazing - not only does He provide for our needs but even the extras! I used the Card Positioning Systems Sketch 130. The verse reads " Consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers the moon and the stars which Thou has ordained." Thanks for taking the time to stop by and take time to Consider...

Stamps: Reach 4 The Stars - Cornish Heritage Farms
Paper: Vintage Cream Line - Jenni Bowlin, Black Textured, Black SU!, Vanilla,
Ink: Antique Linen - Ranger, Onyx - Versafine
Accessories: Buttons, Embroidery Floss, Nestabilities

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Clean My Kitchen

Since I received my Girlfriend's Images and Journal Notes from Crafty Secrets, I have been wanting to make a project with this image! The sentiment reads "Make yourself at home - clean- my kitchen"! Well the time has come - on Splitcoastampers the Crafty Secrets challenge is to use yellow. Let me tell you this is definitely out of my comfort zone!! I am more of an earth tone and pastel kind of gal. Don't get me wrong I enjoy the bright and bold but I don't naturally gravitate to it when I create. It's one of those thing you admire that other people do - you know like figure skating! I used Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge 15 and then through in some polka dots for Sharon's No Time To Stamp Challenge 101. Oh and the ribbon qualifies this card for Paper Craft Planets Crafty Secrets Challenge. I think that is enough challenges for one day! Paper is from K & Company's Cut'N Paste Designer Pad. I am on the east coast and the rains have stopped. It is overcast but I was able to get outside and take a picture. It rained so hard yesterday roads were flooded and my daughter couldn't get to work! The waters have receded and I am thankful! Thanks for stopping by and feel free to make yourself at home and clean my kitchen - LOL!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Never Too Long

I made this card for this week's Card Positioning Sketches Challenge 129. This was my first time to participate in this challenge. I decided to keep my design clean and simple. The sentiment reads "The road to a friend's house is never long." I used my tracing wheel to make the borders on my horizontal panel. I inked it in Jumbo Java to add some depth. I had to reapply ink and retrace the border because of it's length. I used my Copic Multiliner to add faux stitching to my buttons. Foam tape was used to adhere the tree tops. Papers were distressed with Vintage Photo. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy a friend today!

Stamps: World Tree - Memory Box, Sentiment - A Muse
Ink: Jumbo Java, Pumpkin Spice, Red Brick - Versa Magic, Olive Pastel - Color Box Chalk, Vintage Photo - Ranger,
Paper: Mellow - Basic Grey
Accessories: Tracing Wheel, Buttons, Foam Tape, Corner Rounder, Copic Multiliner

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Happy Birthday

Sharon Johnson at No Time To Stamp is celebrating her 100th challenge. And what better way to celebrate then by making a birthday project! I made a birthday card by using an image from Crafty Secrets Summertime Images & Journal Notes. I used the Midnight Madness Sketch 14 and the Color Throwdown 55 color combo. My small buttons in the corner were brown so I anchored them down on some Score Tape so they wouldn't slip around and colored them with my black Copic. After they dried I used glue dots to adhere them. I trimmed off the bottom of a Wright's lace trim for my bottom border and adhered it to a piece of scored black card stock which I mounted to my card using foam tape. I love using Sharon's jute string for my button embellishments. She also has Crafty Secrets products in her shop. I bought my DP at Big Lots and it is called Kraft White Lattice but the company is not listed. Thanks for stopping by and I hope your day is filled with happiness!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Botanical Notes and OSW Note Holders

Recently I made three different note holders with notes using a 12x12 sheet. This was for Cornish Heritage Farms' Summer - One Sheet Wonder Challenge . There are four square 4.5 square note cards in this set.

There are six 3.5 x 5 notes in this set. Does anyone else ever need guy cards! When my husband came down and saw them he said something like "I like those - nice and simple." I thought to myself mission accomplished!

This is a set of six 3.5 square notes that could be used for messages of encouragement thus the title Cherish.
I mapped out my 12x12 sheet with small vertical borders on the outside edges and one dividing my sheet. Then I had two larger vertical sections -each divided into three sections. I used my homemade stampamajig to help place my images to get the best use of my sheet for my desired projects. I was a woman on a mission to make something I could use!

I stamped the script from Botanical Bliss in Smokey Grey all over the sheet and then stamped images in Onyx Black. The small dragonfly was a great filler/border image. I was able to us it to make several smaller note cards.

This was a first for me! Lesson learned - always mark the top of your acrylic block with tape so you know which way to stamp! Ask me how I know? Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!

Stamps: ATC Botanical Bliss - CHF, Large Dragonfly - Stamp Francisco, Sentiment - Stampington & Co
Ink - Versafine - Smokey Grey, Onyx Black, Old Paper - Ranger
Paper- K& Co - Blue Awning, Prism - Spring Willow Dark, BasicGrey - Figgy, SU! - Black, Natural and corrugated Unknown
Accessories: Clip, Primas, Tim Holtz Ruler, Wood Box - AC Moore, Black Suede Ribbon

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Grin and Bear It!

Sorry it's has been a while since I posted. We were out of town for my nephew's wedding. It was such a joy to be a part of this special day and to see family and friends. I even had a chance to go to my favorite stamp store in Pittsburgh, Stamp Fanci. This was a real treat because there is no LSS where I Live.
I recently received Kim Hughes' Bear Hugs from Cornish Heritage Farms. I used this set to create a Stair Step card for week four of CHF's Summer Challenge which was to Make a Scene. The paper is from BASICGREY and I colored the images with Copics. The snowbanks were created using torn white card stock with fine Prisma Glitter glued to the torn edges. I thought this would be a fun card to send someone on a cold winter day with some cocoa. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are staying cool!