Sunday, December 30, 2012

Stamp Set:  Quilled Elegance (PTI)
Cardstock:  Spring Rain Designer Paper (PTI)
Ink:  Smokey Shadow
Accessories:  Filigree Embossing Powder and Embossing Gun

Stamp Set:  Quilled Elegance
Ink:  Winter Wisteria and Smokey Shadow
Cardstock:  Winter Wisteria and White
Accessories:  Periwinkle Flower Stand Thread (Lasting Impressions), Light purple button and Almost Amethyst Stampin Up Marker

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas 2012

Isabella had her own "Isabella Tree" with handmade ornaments.  We will put the popcorn strings out for the birds to eat.
Stamp Set:  Quilled Elegance (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Spring Rain and Smokey Shadow
Cardstock:  Spring Rain, White and Spring Rain Pattern Pack
Accessories:  Black Rhinstones and Blue Gingham Ribbon

Monday, November 19, 2012

In the Meadow Watching

Simple and yet striking?

Stamp Set:  None
Cardstock:  Real Red and White
Ink:  None
Accessories:  Washi Tape, Dashing Through the Snow Die Cuts (reindeer) and Dimensionals

From our Family to yours

Stamp Sets:  In the Meadow and Think Big #21
Cardstock:  Aqua Mist and White
Ink:  Smokey Shadow and Real Red
Accessories:  In the Meadow Die Cuts, Arboscello Tree Die, Stamping Glitter (Dazzling Diamonds from SU) and Dimensionals

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Peace on Earth

I took the same stamp set and supplies and created 2 different cards.

Card 1 Supplies
Stamp Set:  Year of Flowers Poinsettas
Ink:  Scarlet Jewell, Simply Chartreuse and Black
Cardstock:  Ivory and Scarlet Jewell Designer Paper
Accessories:  Burgundy Dew Drops and Dimensionals

Card 2 Supplies
Stamp Set: Year of Flowers Poinsettas
Ink: Scarlet Jewell, Simply Chartreuse and Black
Cardstock: Ivory and Scarlet Jewell Designer Paper
Accessories: Burgundy Dew Drops and Dimensionals

Monday, November 12, 2012

Christmas Card?

This card was made from scrapes of a card I made a couple of years ago, with added Washi Tape and Vintage Twine.

Ingredients (Supplies)

Stamp Set:  Winter Post (SU)
Ink:  Black
Cardstock:  White and Real Red
Accessories:  Vintage Red/White Twine, Unknown brand Red Gingham Washi Tape, Swirls Embossing Plate (Cuttle Bug), R29 Lipstick Red Copic Marker, Dimensionals

Isabella's Christmas Tree

Isabella has her own Christmas Tree at Nana and Papa's Home.  This is the first weekend of crafting all home made ornaments.  So far, paper chain and popcorn chain.  Snowflakes and trees next time.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Final Christmas Card 2012

It is the same as one I uploaded earlier except that I decided to emboss the flowers "Embossing Powder Crystal Transparent".  My husband suggests that I also emboss the text at the bottom.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Another potential Christmas Card

Inspired by a Christmas Tag by Shellye McDaniel of Unity Stamp Co.

Stamp Set:  In the Meadow and Stylish Sentiment (text)
Cardstock:  White, Scarlet Jewel and Scarlet Jewel Patterned Paper
Ink:  Black and Chocolate Brown
Accessories:  Half and Half Die, In the Meadows Reindeer Die, Oval Die

Nana's beautiful Isabella

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Potential Christmas Cards II

Card 1
Inspired by:  Nicole Heady of Papertrey Ink
Betsy Veldman
Stamp Set:  Winter Hills
Cardstock:  Kraft and Holiday Fourishes and Swirls
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Copics E09 (roof) and # 57 (building), Ripe Avocado Satin Ribbon
Card #2
No Stamping Here, but I liked the outcome and therefore have posted it
Stamp Sets:  None
Card Stock:  Designer Paper from Papertrey (unsure of its name) and Ivory
Ink:  None
Accessories:  Printable Image of old Christmas Card and Dimensionals
Card #3
Nicole Heady
Stamp Sets:  Lovely Layers \ Happiest of Holidays
Card Stock:  Raspberry Fizz, White
Ink:  Black and Raspberry Fizz
Accessories:  Lovely Layers Dies and Dimensionals


Margie at our house - October 2012

Isabella October 2012

Happy at Nana and Papas's house

I am dancing in this photo

Monday, October 22, 2012

Papertrey Ink Challenge - October 2012


This card is inspired by the color schemes of the challenge and the layout of a card made by "I Create, I Think, I Ink, I Stamp" ( using different colors, papers, lace and text.

Jen used all Stampin Up products and I used all Papertrey Ink products.

SUPPLIES (All Papertrey Ink with the exception of lace)
Stamp Set:  Happiest of Holidays
Card Stock:  Ivory, Avocado, Scarlet Jewel, and Holiday Flourishes and Swirls Designer Paper
Ink:  Scarlet Jewel
Accessories:  Wide Ivory Lace, 2.25 Oval Die Collection (3 different dies from that set), Scarlet Jewel Buttons, Edge Scallop Die and Dimensionals



SUPPLIES (All Papertrey Ink)
Stamp Sets:  Peaceful Pinecones (text)
Card Stock:  Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores, Hawaiian Shores Dot Paper, White and Holiday Cheer (berries) designer paper
Ink:  Hawaiian Shores
Accessories:  Raspberry Fizz Ribbon and Mistletoe and Holly Die (Image and Berries) 

SUPPLIES (All Papertrey Ink Supplies)
Stamp Set:  Lovely Layers
Card Stock:  White, Pure Poppy
Ink:  Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, Pine Feather and Fresh Snow
Accessories:  Score Buddy, Dimensionals, Lovely Layers Dies

Beautiful People

"The most beautiful people we have known are those that have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.  These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern.  Beautiful people do not just happen".

Elizabeth Kubler Ros

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Happy Birthday Wonderful Friend

Thank you for viewing.  The base of this card is a printed out image by Paulo Viveeiros and building it up with images, ribbon, pop outs, text etc.

Sramps:  It's Official, Think Big Favorites #4 (text - Wonderful Friend) and butterfly dreams
Cardstock: Berry Sorbet and Ivory
Ink:  Berry Sorbet
Accessories:  Berry Sorbet Satin Ribon and Dimensionals

Birthday Card

This a card for my niece that has a photo studio business.  The picture came out purple like, but all the colors and tans and ivory.

Stamp Set:  Shutter Bug (small square stating "Photo to Remember" in the bottom right corner
Cardstock:  Ivory, Kraft
Ink:  Black
Accessories:  Image printed out from Paulo Viveiros, Black Gingham Ribbon, Black/White Twine, Dimensionals

Friday, October 19, 2012

Owl Birthday

Of course right as I was finished, my hand made a black smudgy - does this ever happen to you?  It is so frustrating.

Stamp Set:  Fillable Frames #4 (PTI) and Punch Bunch (SU)
Card Stock: Kraft, Taken With Teal, White, Black and paper from a magazine I tore out
Ink:  Black, Taken With Teal
Accessories:  Fillable Frames #4 Die, Teal Twine, Owl Punch from SU

Thank you very much for viewing.  Any suggestions are welcome.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I was inspired by Melissa Phillips beautiful card, which may be seen at
Melissa's theme was this layout with different designer paper and a snowflake theme.  I changed the colors, used different designer paper and stamp sets.  Although beautiful, it was too time consuming for mass production of Christmas cards.


Stamp Sets:  Holiday Button Bits (text), Lovely Layers and Silent Night for swirl
Ink:  Black, Ripe Avocado, Pine Feather  and Scarlet Jewell
Card Stock:  Ivory, Simply hartreuse, Holiday Cheer Designer Paper and Holiday Flourishes & Swirls
Accessories:  Lovely Layers Die Collection, Harlequin Cover Plate, Dimensionals

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Potential #1 Christmas Card

If you anything like me, it takes me several prototypes before I decide on my final Christmas card for the year.  This is my first:

Stamp Set:  Stylish Sentiments Holiday (paper trey)
Card stock:  White and 2008 Bitty Dot Designer Paper
Ink:  Black
Accessories:Snow Flake Medley Die, Big Shot Textured Impressions - Square Lattice, Dimensional and White Lace Embellishment (

Saturday, September 15, 2012

I feel in love with this idea, which I CASED from Jennifer Carter on Pinterest.  I used different colors, sentiment, twine and did not put a ribbon on it.

Stamp Sets:  Day of Gratitude (SU), Baby Button Bits, Polka Dot Basics
Card Stock:  Hawaiin Shores and White as well as Bitty Dot Designer Paper
Ink: Noir, New Leaf and Fresh Snow
Accessories:  Turquoise and White Twine (MS), Yellow Green Copic (YG03) and Tempting Turquoise Stampin Up pen, as well as Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

This card is inspired by, especially the layout,  a card by paperlicious, which may be seen at

I used different designer paper, ribbon, twine and text.  I also used three layers.

Stamp Set:  Think Big Favorites #4 Stamp Set (PTI)
Ink:  Noir Black
Card stock:  White, In Bloom Designer  Paper (PTI) and Melon Berry (PTI)
Accessories:  Large Scallop Die, Gingham Black Ribbon, Black and White Twine, Black Button and dimensionals.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Washi Tape

My sister in law turned me onto Washi Tape.  I always wondered what it was for.  I needed to make her a thank you card and was determined to use Washi Tape.

Stamp Set:  Shutter Bug and Simple Little Things (text)
Card Stock:  White
Ink:  True Black
Accessories:  Black and White Twine, Orange Washi Tape (Target) and Dimensionals. Shutter Bug Die (PTI)

Thank you for viewing.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

At The Races

Supplies Used:

Stamp Set:  At the Races (SU)
Cardstock:  White, Dark and Light Gray, Spring Moss
Ink:  Basic Gray
Accessories:  Corner Rounder, Embossing Plate, Beattle Black Twine, Black Button, Dimensionals

This is a photo of the front and back of the card.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Plain and Simple Card

Masculine Card for the Young Men In Your Life


Stamp Set:  Train Tracks
Cardstock:  Two shades of gray, Argyle Socks Designer Paper and a pop of Autumn Rose
Ink:  Basic Gray
Accessories:  Train Tracks Die, Gray Dew Drops and Dimensionals

Saturday, July 28, 2012

White on White

Stamps: Natural Beauties
Paper: White
Ink: None
Accessories: Big Shot, Big Shot Square Lattice Textured Impression, Winter White Embossing Powder, Embossing Gun, White Lace, White Clear Rhinestones, Vintage White Buttons, Dimensionals (thin and thick)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012



Stamp Set:  Daily Design Sentiments
Cardstock:  White and Cool Carribean
Ink:  Black
Accents:  Digital print of butterfly, black rinestone, dimensionals

He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world - I John 4:4

God's peace is not an escape from reality. We are not somehow mentally "removed" from feeling pain or struggling . . . Rather, peace is an undergirding[1] rock-solid foundation so that no matter the tears we cry or the sorrow we feel, deep down inside we know with an abiding[2] assurance[3] that God is with us. God is in control, and the joy of the Lord is going to emerge far greater than any depth of agony we may be experiencing.

[1] Undergirding means – like a bridge has supports to hold it up or like a house has a foundation to hold it up.  It is a strong support and foundation.
[2] Abiding means – never stops, long lasting, unshakable, permanent
[3] Assurance means – promise, pledge, guarantee

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Papertrey Stamp-a-faire

Stamp-a-faire create a card set challenge.  I made this card as a Christmas card.  I didn't notice the wrinkle in the designer paper until I took a Macro photo of the card.

Stamp Set:  Winterberry and the limited edition "a big thank you"
Cardstock:  White and unknown red polka dot designer paper
Ink:  Spring Moss, Black and Red
Accessories:  YG13 Chartruese Copic, R29 Lipstick Red Copic, Winterberry die, Edger#3 die

The original challenge I participated is from Betsy Veldman at

Mini Booklet Challenge

I tried another Papertrey challenge for a mini photo book.  I finished my base; left to complete is the inside pages although you can see a "peek a boo" of the second page.  Thank you for viewing.

Used all Winter Wisteria Pattern Pack prints for the mini book and thought it only appropriate to have the cover using "Shutterbug Special" stamp set.

Again this card is from Papertrey's Stamp A Faire today.  The challenge was "Limited Supply".  However, I did not follow the instructions (until I was finished with this card).  I was only to use specific colors mentioned in the challenge.  The challenge can be viewed at
Thank you for viewing.

Stamp Set:  Natural Beauties and Turning a New Leaf
Ink:  Rose Romance, Ripe Avocado and Black
Cardstock:  Harvest Gold, White and Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunrise
Accessories:  Turning a New Leaf Dies, Yellow/Orange Buttons, White Twine and Dimensionals

Mini Book Challenge

I only had time to complete two pages for my minibook.  I am going to insert small photographs in the pockets of my grandaughter and make more pages.  You can see the original inspiration at: