Saturday, December 31, 2011

Pay it forward

I found this on Deborah's blog ScrappinMamma   who is doing pay it forward and I thought it was a great idea. 

"Pay It Forward" is the idea of blessing someone with a random act of kindness without expecting anything in return. It’s passing on a kindness, hoping that your recipients will do the same, and forming a never-ending chain of goodwill. But it isn’t only kindness, it is also a means to connect and share instead of just keeping it to ourselves.

"I promise to send an original creation to the (1st) 5 people who leave a comment here. They must, in turn, post this on their blog, and send something they make to the 1st 5 people who comment on their status."

Here's what you need to do:
1. Leave a comment on this post. I will send a handmade gift to the first 5 commenters.
2. Create a post on your blog offering the same.
3. Send a handmade item to your first 5 commenters.
4. It must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011.
Please do not sign up unless you are fully committed to making your 5 items!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Passion for cards

Check out the promarker giveaway on this blog!

How I feel today

I got these new Judith stamps and had to try them!  The embossed stamped design for the background is a bunny slipper.  I feel just like this lady today and the inside says it all.  The inside is a Viva Las Vegas Stamp and describes exactly how I feel about housework!  Anyone else??

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October MFT Guest Designer Contest

This is a stacked pumpkin treat container I made for the MFT October Guest designer contest.  Had a lot of trouble uploading a small one, but here it is!  Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 26, 2011

blog candy from Disney Dreamer Designs

check out this blog candy from Disney Dreamer Designs:

card for the Disney/Pixar blog hop link up party

I have been making this card for my nieces for their birthdays.  I got the Tinker Bell stamp at a garage sale.  It says Somebody Special.  I colored her with metallic paints, embossed the top and bottom with a cuttlebug embossing folder, added the ribbon and bows.  The inside of the card has an element which twirls, but unfortunately I don't have an example of this as I have already sent the card!  It also says "is having a birthday today" on the inside along with the twirly element.  It is a fun card to send to any little girl (or big girl!)  Thanks for looking!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Viva Las Vegas! (stamps)

Check out the button on the right.  They have wonderful stamps here with really good prices!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Project for Decorate to Celebrate

I didn't realize how long it's been since I last posted!  Boy have I been busy!

Hello and welcome! I'm so excited to have been invited as a guest designer for Decorate To Celebrate today! Decorate To Celebrate is a challenge blog dedicated to showcasing party decorations for all of your celebrations. Each challenge runs for two weeks, so you have plenty of time to join in on the fun! To see all of the designer's creations and to enter your own project, please click here:

The theme for this challenge is Birthday (for an adult).  What could be more adult than champagne?   For my project I made a party invitation:

This first view shows the champagne bottle in a crock.
The next view shows the bottle out of the crock.
Then I removed the ribbon so the invitation can be opened.

Now the invitation is opened and the recipient is invited to pull the string hanging from the bottom of the bottle.

The champagne bottle has popped its cork!

I had a lot of fun making this invitation.  The champagne bottle is a  Mirkwood Designs template.  I used double tack to add the gold accents to the bottle.  I used Spellbinders square templates to cut out the labels and the Celebrate stamp is a Just Rite stamp.  The invite information stamp is a Stampcraft stamp called party invite.

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my project. I hope you'll hop over to Decorate To Celebrate  to enter your party decoration for your next birthday party celebrating a favorite grown-up in your life!

I would love it if you would become a follower, too!  Thanks for taking the time to visit!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Scrap it Girl Blog Candy

Hey everyone!  Check out the blog candy Scrap it Girl is giving away.  Tim Holtz, Cosmo Cricket, and Maya Road.  Follow this link: .  Good luck!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Decorate to Celebrate challenge project

I made this little project for the Decorate to Celebrate challenge.  It was to make a Father's day themed party something and this is what I came up with.  It is a place card for Dad.  I cut out a shirt shaped cardstock, cut a piece of decorative ribbon for the tie and made the #1 Dad sign out of a small circle.  The star behind the sign is a sticker.  Hope you like it!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Father's Day

Here are some of the cards I created for Father's Day.  Two of them feature Lace template cutouts on the front.  They were all hand geo dies here!  The alphabet punches on all three are CreativeWorks alphabet punches.   The baseball themed card I cut out a shirt shape and made lines on it to look like an old timey baseball shirt.  The baseballs are circles punched out and lined to look like baseballs.   Thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 21, 2011



For our current challenge click here. 

Hello there!

How would you like to win one of these? 

The absolutely gorgeous May kit from My Scrapbook Nook??

Once Upon A ..Sketch is giving one, right now!!

All you need to do is this..

1. Follow the Once Upon A ...Sketch Blog
2. Copy this exact information and post about this on your blog, together with the May kit picture and a link back to Once Upon A Sketch
3. Make sure you also post the information about the current offer at the Nook listed below. 
3. Link your post using the Link Tool at the bottom of this post!

That is it! You have until the end of the current challenge, which is midnight May 31st, Australian Eastern Standard Time. I will draw a random winner soon after.

My Scrapbook Nook is offering a wonderful offer for a limited time only!Sign up for 6 months and receive the May kit for free......great deal! 

Or Sign up for 12months and get the 13th kit free!!!!!!!!!

  Kits value between $31- $34 – Yours for only $29.50. This way we ensure that you receive a fully loaded kit each month. We will also offer combined shipping with any add-ons or goodies from the store you need.

Tell a friend and if they sign up email us at and give us your friends name and we will give you a $5.00 store credit. Good only while supplies last.

Go for it!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Creating from the Heart giveaway

I'm posting another blog giveaway this time from  You can click on the button on the right or the link in here.  She has a Martha Stewart punch and a $100 Michaels gift card.  It's awesome!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

another flourishes country charm blog hop challenge entry

Here is my entry for the Flourishes is the link for Flourishes:  It is for the word to your mother challenge.  Thanks for looking!

card for flourishes country charm blog hop challenge

This is an anniversary card for my niece.  I made it also for the country charm blog hop challenge flourishes is having here :  It was for the get our sketch on challenge.  Hope you like it!

The digi stamp I used was from Shelley Bean stamps which you can visit here: 

I colored it with my metallic paints and punched it out with my Marvy Uchida scalloped heart mega punch.  Thanks for looking!

fourishes country charm blog hop

so there are 3 challenges on this blog hop that are still open, so feel free to check this out:  And here is my entry for the 3 in a row challenge.  I picked the row bling flower and ribbon:

Hope you like it!

Friday, May 13, 2011

a new birthday card and Mother's day card

Here is a card I made for my niece's 16th birthday. She is a reader who always has her nose in a book, so I used this free digi stamp from Sliekje digi Stamps as the main picture. I thought the mouse was really cute and perfect for the card.  I colored it with crayola watercolor and glitter pencils and metallic paint.  I used Spellbinders large scalloped squares to cut it and the backing paper out.  I also used a Spellbinders tag maker for the sweet 16 sentiment.  I used an EK Success corner punch and cuttlebug embossing folders on the top and bottom papers.  I am also entering this in the Random Flutters from Paper Wings challenge. Thanks for looking!

I forgot to add my Mother's Day card too, so here it is.  I tweaked it a bit, changed the ribbon, added a tag for the sentiment so it wouldn't cover my cardinal picture.  Hope you like it!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

awesome blog candy

Hey everyone,  click on Deb's blog candy button on the right and check out what she is giving away.  It's awesome!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Creations with Becka

check out this great blog candy Becka is giving away when she reaches 600 followers.  I am definitely trying for this!

Friday, May 6, 2011

another mother's day card

I've really been busy trying to design another card for Mother's Day and here it is:
The cardinal is a Martha Stewart clear stamp colored with crayola watercolor pencils and metallic paints, and the flowers are from Spellbinders shapeabilities flower bouquet miniabilities with a little bling for the centers. The mother's day sentiment is from my new stamp set from Pink by Design.  Hope you like it and feel free to comment!

new (to me) digi artist

Hello everyone.  I just found Sliekje digi stamps when I visited Sonya's paper trail.  Her digi stamps are free and they are wonderful.  Check her out by clicking on the button on the right.

Monday, May 2, 2011

blog candy from Disney Dreamer Designs

Well, I love to post about blog candy, so here is another one.  Just click the picture to the right to go to it.

Blog candy giveaway at cards by Kerri

Hey everyone,
 click on the picture to the right to enter Kerri's blog candy giveaway!

new momenta blog

Hey everyone,

Check out the new Momenta blog for new ideas and a giveaway!  Check the button on the right.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

a good friend

My good friend Tracy is a potter and has wonderful things.    Please go visit her at

another 60th birthday

well, my brother-in-law is turning 60 on May 2nd, so I made this card for him.  He like eagles and the 0 in 60 is a baby picture.  Both of these are magnets so he can remove them and keep them.  I used Spellbinders large oval dies to cut the shapes and the magnets are shaker magnets for a little fun!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Mother's Day Card

This is a card I made for the Mother's Day Color Challenge on CARDZTV.  The challenge was to use the colors blue, green, purple, and white.  I used my corner punch to punch around the circle and stamped the sentiment on white cardstock with purple ink and embossed it with sparkle Hero Arts embossing powder. I used pop up dots to adhere the punched circle to the sentiment.   I happened to have a patterned glittered paper in the colors purple, green, and white so I used that and adhered it to white cardstock.  So here is my card for the challenge!

Easter card

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Linda from Such is life blog is having a birthday and giving away some awesome blog candy.  So head on over to her blog and check it out!

a blogversary with plenty of blog candy

Check out this blog:  She is celebrating her blogaversary.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hey, check out Shelley Bean Stamps for a free digi stamp!  Look at the link on the right.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Give away time

I have been cruising blogs lately and there is a giveaway I would like you to go to.  It is on Rachel and Angela's blog and the URL is on the right of my blog here.  Good luck!

Monday, February 28, 2011

60th birthday card

I have several people having big birthdays this year and this is one I made for my sister-in-law to celebrate her big milestone.  I made the front 0 with her baby picture and it is a shaker card.  I also made it a magnet so she can remove it from the card and put in on her fridge.  Making cards is so much fun!

Monday, January 24, 2011

big birthday cards

I had 3 birthdays to make cards for and decided to make them mostly the same.  My nephew, my Dad and my friend's son all like trains, so I made cards like these:

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Newbie blogger

This is a new blog, just being set up.  I have not done this before so please bear with me.  I am very new at this and don't really know what I am doing!  I have read a lot of blogs and hope I can emulate them.