Saturday, November 7, 2009

Nascar Thank You

Tried to make the center part look like the pattern and color of a tool box (similar to those that are in the bed of pick up trucks)

Stamps: Darcie's Z-4400

Cardstock: Red, Silver, and White

Ink: Versa Mark

Accessories: Black Embossing Powder, Cuttlebug Diamond Like Pattern, Black Buttons, Checkered Flag Brad

Friday, September 25, 2009


I used the plastic box that the stamp sets come in and ran it through the cuttlebug using the swiss dot embossing.
Stamps: Tree Trimming Trio by Papertrey Inc.
Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz and Holiday Cheer Designer Paper - both by Papertrey
Ink: Landscape Palette Ink and Raspberry Fizz
Accessories: Deco Liquid Gold Paint Marker, Raspberry Fizz Buttons, 1/2 circule punch, glue dots, Big Shot, Swiss Dot Cuttlebug Embossing Plate, and plastic packaging from Paper Trey order.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fall Elegance

I made this card for a splitcoaster's sketch challenge.
Cardstock: Summer Sunrise, Black, White and Autumn Abundance PTI Designer Paper
Stamp: Fall Elegance (text) from PTI
Ink: Black
Accessories: Black Buttons, Pumpkin Ribbon, Edge Punch

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Happy Halloween

This tag was inspired by Laureen Meader and her excellent and exciting blog which can be seen at

Notice that she used hers in a bag with a cider mix inside and the tag inside the bag as well in front of the apply cider mix.
Stamps: Happy Haunting by Close to my Heart (Image) and Spooky Treats by Papertrey (Text)
Cardstock: Summer Sunrise, Ripe Avocado, White, Scarlet Jewell and Autumn Abundance Designer Paper all from Papertrey Ink
Ink: Black
Accessories: Scarlet Ribbon, Scarlet Jewell Button, Linen Thread from Papertrey Ink - 1/2" corner rounder by Zutter - Dimensionals to pop up bat - scallop punch by Stampin up

Thank You Medallion

I created this card as part of a sketch challenge.


Cardstock: Black, White, and Bitty Box Basics Designer Paper by PTI

Ink: Plum Pudding and Black

Stamps: Medallion (SU) and Autumn Abundance (PTI)

Accessories: Plum Pudding Saddlestich Ribbon (PTI), Plum Brad, Polka Dot Cuttlebug Embosser, and Dimensionals

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Merry and Bright Christmas Card Idea #1

It's that time of year where it takes me months to decide on what Christmas card I am going to send out. This is my first possibility.
I was inspired by a layout challenge on splitcoasters and a card created by jentimko which may be seen at:
Cardstock: Red, Ripe Avocado, and White
Ink: Black
Stamps: Winter Post by SU (main image) and Merry and Bright by PTI (text)
Accessories: Riding Hood Red 1 1/4" Grosgrain Striped Ribbon by SU, Buttons from PTI and Lipstick Red Copic (R29)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Quote For the Day

A peer at work sent me this quote yesterday. It sure hit me just right!

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming, "Wow, what a ride!!!"

Button Topiary

Stamp set - Everyday Button Bits
Ink - Black
Accessories - Raspberry Fizz Ribbon, buttons, nestabilities scallop rectangle and smaller rectangle, swiss dots cuttlebug embossing folder
Paper - Raspberry Fizz, Black, White and Black and White Designer Paper

Thank YOU!

Here to Give You a Lift

The new July release of the stamp set "everyday button bits" by Papertrey is incredible.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Seattle WA - Space Needle

Photo taken by: Laura Phipps
My niece visited this month and I learned so much about her. She is an incredible photographer and artist. Interesting perspective of the space needle isn't it? Maybe we will see her photographs in magazines one day.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Flower Photo

This is a photo I printed out onto photo paper. Wouldn't it be a great idea for your sister's birthday to print out an old photo of both of you and use it as the focal point of your handmade card.
Stamps: Heart Print Sentiments
Paper: White, 2008 Bitty Box Basics DP (Papertrey)
Ink: Black
Accessories: Spring Moss Ribbon and Green Button

There is no one like you

This card was inspired by Nicole at Papertrey Inc. Her blog is fabulous and I encourage you to visit it often. I am also in love with Papertrey stamps. Her blog can be viewed at

My card is with a different stamp set and I added a button and gem in the middle of the flower, as well as stamped on the ribbon and created a scallop edge along the bottom.


Stamps: Background Text and Friends to the End
Paper: White, Ocean Tides, Spring Moss
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Fresh Snow, Ocean Tides
Accessories: Button, Clear Daisy Gem, Ribbon and Scallop Punch

Crochet Flower

This is not the best photo, and if I made this again I would use a smaller button in the center of the flower.

My sister is here visiting, and its her job to crochet me a zillion flowers. I tried - its hopeless.


Stamps: Flower Garden and Floral Frenzy (PTI)
Paper: White, Pink Bitty Polka Dot DP, Green Bitty Box Basics DP
Ink: Ripe Avocado
Accessories: Pink Piorette ribbon (su), Button, Crocheted Flower

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Summer Flower Inspired by Thinking Inking

This card was inspired by Thinking Inking which can be viewed at:

Her site is wonderful and I encourage you to visit. A very talented individual.

My verson includes a brown button with twine in the center of the flower, leaves which have been stamped onto designer paper, a felt type ribbon added, no brown strip added and not side ribbon with buttons.


Stamps: Friends to the End by PTI
Paper: White, Brown, Friends to the End DP, and Bitty Box Basics
Ink: Dark Chocolate and Ripe Avocado
Accessories: Copic Marker Honey (Y38) and Light Walnut (E57), Brown Button, Alpine Ribbon (SU), Dimensionals, and Twine

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Purple Kitty

Stamps: Cat stamp by Inkadinkado
Paper: Plum. Black, White and unknown designer paper
Ink: Plum Pudding and Black
Accessories: Plum Pudding Saddle Stich Ribbon (PTI)

Flower Power

Stamps: Rustic Branches and Everyday Classics
Paper: Kraft
Ink: Avocado and Black
Accessories: Crochet Flowers and Buttons

Wishing You Bee Well

Stamps: Honey Bees (PTI) and Everyday Classics (PTI)
Paper: White, Black, Barely Bannana, and Bitty Dot Basics and Black and White Basics
Ink: Black and Lemon
Accessories: Scallop Punch, Black Gingham Ribbon, and Button

Graduation Card

Stamps: Unknown - but believe stampin up
Paper: Black, White and Stampin Up Designer Paper
Ink: Black
Accessories: Embossing Powder (black), dimensionals, and black ribbon

Daisy Crazy Birthday

Stamps: Daisy Crazy - su
Paper: White, Black, and Bitty Dot DP
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Raspberry, and Black
Accessories: Dew Drops, Black Ribbon, Dimensionals

Father and Sons

Stamps: Fathers Know Best, Guide Lines, Star Prints and Let Freedom Ring (PTI)
Paper: Buckaroo Blue, Really Rust, Kraft, and Ivory
Ink: Brown, Black, and Buckaroo Blue
Accessories: Rope Twine, Grommet, Dimensionals, Corner Punch, Punch from SU

This card was inspired by Pickle Tree's card, which can be seen at

Monday, May 25, 2009

Bloomin Birthday

This card was inspired from a card I saw on Stamping

My card is very similar to this individual with the exception of colors and the stamp set used, as well as the use of buttons.

Stamp Set: Women of Life

Ink: Black, Avocado, Pink

Paper: Kraft, White, Black, and Pink Polka Dot

Accessories: Ribbon, Brad, Buttons and Thread, Scallop Edged Punch