Great Give Away at "Creating from the Heart"

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Hello All,

I know I have been away all week, just have been so busy preparing for Thanksgiving.  I am having lots of family and friends coming to my house, so I want everything just right!  I wanted to stop in to tell you about this great giveaway from "Creating from the Heart", stop by and check it out.  Melissa has some great projects on her blog too....check it out here.

Thanks for stopping by, if I am not back before Thanksgiving, I wish everyone a blessed and safe Thanksgiving.


Thinking of You

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Happy Friday bloggers,

I made this a little while ago, but I wanted to share with you.  The stamp sets are from "Memory Box".  I love their stamps and dies.  They are so easy to work with and I love how this card turned out.  Although simple, but cute.  As always thanks for stopping by, leave a comment if you like my card.  Have a wonderful weekend and I am sure I will be back soon.

Paper:  SU Kraft, SU Whisper White, and black
Stamp:  Memory Box Reverse Allium, Drift Flowers and Vintage dreams
Ink: Hero Arts Blue

Sweet Sunday SSSC171 - Joy

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Hello everyone, I am back again.  I saw this sketch from Sweet Sunday and thought I would try it.  I love the sketch, it reminds me of the Mojo Monday sketch this week.  If you are interested in trying your hands at making a card from this sketch click here

The election is over and I hope you are happy with the turnout!  Just remember, whomever you were going for, the country needs to come together and be one!  If you are a true Christian, it doesn't matter if you are black, white, red or yellow, you should love everyone!  Enough of that!

Here is my take on the sketch from Sweet Sunday.  Thanks for stopping by and please come back again soon.

Paper:  110 Pearl Paper, Silver, DSP Kaisercraft "Just Believe"
Stamp:  Stampendous Joy Brackets
Ink: VersaMark and Metallic Silver embossing powder
Accessories:  Spellbinder Circles, MFT Fishtail Flag Stax, pop dots

Ornament Keepsakes

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Hello Again!

I thought I would share with you some more of my creations with the Ornament Keepsakes stamp sets and dies!  These card were so easy and quick to make.  I hope you have started making your Christmas cards, before you know it, December will be here.  Check back again soon, I have some more creations to share with you!

This card is made with the 2012 In-Color Midnight Muse card stock,
I used the "Holiday Frame" embossing folder and stamped the ornament with
the Ornament Keepsakes stamp and cut the ornament out with the matching die.

This card was inspired by Connie Stewart.  She has this system called
Flash cards, just google her name and you can see what it's all about.  This
is such a quick and easy card to make.  I again used the "Ornament Keepsakes" stamp set
and the matching die to cut it out.  I used the embossing folder "Vintage Wallpaper" on the
base of the card, I stamped the "En Francasis" background stamp to just top the card
off!  Thank you Connie for the inspiration.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Happy Fall everyone,

Here is another card I wanted to share.  A very good friend of mine asked me to design a card that she could make and send out for Thanksgiving.  Here is what I created.  I am going to make a few myself to send out.  I think they card came out beautifully.  Love the fall colors.  I used the technique called "Rock and Roll".  You use a few ink colors ranging from light to dark.  There are plenty of tutorials on Youtube if you want to check it out.  Don't you love Youtube, it has everything you ever wanted to know how to do on there. 

Paper:  SU Kraft, SU Pumpkin Pie, SU Espresso
Stamp:  SU Day of Gratitude
Ink: SU Espresso, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze
Ribbon:  More Mustard
Accessories:  SU Embossing folder Perfect Poka Dots,
Floral Frames Framelit Dies and SU Decorative Label Punch for the sentiment,
brown pearl dots

Mojo Monday 266 - Season's Greeting

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Hello!  It's time for a brand new Mojo Monday sketch (#266), did you notice it's just Tuesday and I have it done already!  This is a great sketch Julee has created for us to work with this week. It's the first sketch of November, so it's also contest week! I won October's sketch, so I'm hoping that they will like what I did with the sketch, because I love this card.  Ok, you are probably thinking I say this about all of my cards.  If you are interested hop on over to the Mojo Monday and create something with the sketch.  With every 50 entries, there is a winner, up to a max of SEVEN winners!!!   If you win, you can receive the Verve Stamps set of your choice.  Good luck if you try. 

I hope everyone was able to get out and vote today.....I did and waited three hours and 45 minutes in line.  It's ok, it was for a good cause.  I would do it all over again.  Good luck to whomever you voted for.  Here is my take on the sketch, if you like it, please leave a comment, I love reading them. 

Paper:  SU Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, whisper white,
SU DSP Be of Good Cheer, Snow Festival and 110 lbs. white card stock
Stamp:Scentsational Season
Ink:  SU Real Red, Gumball Greenand Early Espresso
Accessories:  Circle Spellbinders and scallops, Glossy Accents, MFT Fishtail Flag Stax, SU Holiday Collection Framelits Dies and SU Rhinstones

This is a closer look

Going Crazy with Stampin Up Ornaments

Monday, November 5, 2012

Happy Monday Bloggers,

I hope everyone had a great weekend and has recovered from "Sandy".  I pray that everyone was safe during the storm and did not have much damage!  Here in Northern Virginia, we did not have too much damage.  My family and friends all survived.  I think the fall has come in and the crisp cold days are ahead of us.  The leaves are all turning the beautiful orange and brown colors that I love. And thinking of this time of year, before we know it Christmas time will be here.  So with all that said, I have several Christmas ornaments to share with you.  I have been going "crazy" making these.  I love the new stamp set from Stampin Up called Ornament Keepsakes and the matching dies (ok, I know I said that in my last blog), they are so versatile.  You can create so many different looks with this set.  I hope you enjoy looking at them and if you like them, please leave a comment.  I love reading your comments.  Come back soon, because I will share some cards that I have made with this set.

This ornament is similar to the ornament that is on the Christmas catalog
of Stampin Up.  This was stamped on 110 lbs of white card stock with Old Olive
and Cherry Cobber SU Ink.  I used some SU retired silver string.  Love how this turned out!

This again was stamped with the stamp set Ornament Keepsakes and I used the
matching dies to cut this out.  I used the SU rossette die to make the rosette in the
middle of the ornament.

This is the back of the ornament. 

If you want a fast way of making this ornament, you can just
use DSP paper from SU and cut multiples at a time.  No
stamping at all!  ok, again, I love how this one came out.
This is the SU "Be of Good Cheer" paper.

This ornament is in the catalog also.  This was stamped and cut out with
a different ornament stamp in the set of "Ornament Keepsakes".  I used the
new die called "Snow Flurry" for the snowflakes.  Isn't it just stunning!

Mojo Monday 265 - Merry Christmas

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Hello Bloggers,

I know it's a little early for Christmas cards, but I wanted to share this with you.  I love the new stamp set Ornament Keepsakes by Stampin Up!  I have made so many cards with this set.  It also has matching framelits Dies too.  So I'm so happy that I did this Mojo sketch this week, I thought I wasn't going to get it done, but I made it.  Last week I did the Mojo sketch and by the time I went to post it, the posting was closed.  So here is my take on the Mojo sketch this week.

Paper:  SU Cherry Cobbler, SU Whisper White, SU DSP Be of Good Cheer
Stamp:  SU Mini Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: SU Cherry Cobbler
Accessories:  SU Embossing folder Lacy Brocade, Spellbinders, White ribbon

Mojo Monday 264 - You are a Blessing To Me

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Hello Bloggers,

I made this card with the sketch from the Mojo Monday this week.  However, I did not make the cut off, but I still wanted to share it with you.  Thanksgiving is just about a month away!  I hope you are all making plans for this special day.

I hope you all are save from Hurricane Sandy that is suppose to hit tomorrow.  Be safe and I will be back soon.

Here is my take on the sketch.

Paper:  SU More Mustard Early Espresso, Bo Bunny Apple Cider
Stamp: Lawn Fawn Harvest Season
Ink:  SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Circle Spellbinders, Creative Memories Leaf punch, 
Early Espresso ribbon

Mojo Monday 263 - Give Thanks

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Hi Bloggers,

It's another week of Mojo Monday.  I love doing their sketches, they give me such inspiration.  Here is the link if you want to play along.  I bought this paper from my LSS last year and I finally got to use it.  It is by Imaginations Harvest.  We have had some beautiful weather here in Virginia and you can see the trees turning and this paper was the perfect paper for the Fall.

I was so excited, because I won the Mojo Monday 261 a couple of weeks ago.  I have done the Mojo's a dozen or so times and wished I could win!  Thank you so much for selecting my card.  Here is my card if you did not get to see it.   Here is my take on the Mojo Monday this week.  If you like my card, please leave a comment and if you like my style of cards, please feel free to follow me!  Have a great week.  I'll be back soon.

Paper:  110 lb vanilla card stock, Bazzill Grove, Imagination Harvest
Stamp:  SU Mini Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: SU Espresso
Accessories:  MFT Mini Tabs, SU Scallop punch, Spellbinder lg and sm circles


Friday, October 12, 2012

I'm back again!

I had to share this card I cased from Paper Pursuits.  I'm back again with the Halloween Graphics 45 paper. Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you have a Happy Friday!  Leave a comment if you like my card or follow me.  I love reading the comments.

Paper:  Bazzil Black 80 lbs., SU pumpkin pie and 
concord grape, Graphic 45-Word Play
Accessories:  Ribbon-in my stash, MFT Chevron Stripes, SU Button, 
Martha Steward Pumpkin punch, Letters cut from Cricut Cartridge Base Camp

Happy Haunting

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Hello there Bloggers,

I have another altered art wooden box to share with you.  I am loving altering these boxes!!!!  They are so much fun to create and the Graphics 45 paper makes it so easy with their great paper.  This paper is the "Happy Haunting Collection".  Here is my box, what do you think?

I have a few more Halloween items to share with you and then I will be off to creating some Thanksgiving cards.  I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend and please come back and see my creations!

Stay warm and enjoy the nice fall weather we are having.  We will be off to the Pumpkin Patch on Sunday!


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hi Bloggers,

I am so excited!  I won the Mojo Monday 261!  I enjoyed this sketch and I am so overly excited about winning this!  If you missed my card, here it is again, please leave a comment if you love the card, I love reading your comments.  Click here to check out the winners of the Mojo and you will see my name!  I choose the Verve stamp set, Big Wishes.  I can't wait to receive it, I love playing around with new stamp sets!  Thanks for stopping by, check back soon I have some more posts coming soon.


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Hi again,

I thought I would share these cards I made at a stamp camp this week.  They are so cute, I wasn't going to order these Halloween stamps, but I just couldn't resist! 

This is just a short post to show you these.  Stop by again soon. 

Paper:  SU Vanilla, black, Houlstooth & Scaringbone DSP
Ribbon:  Satin Grey
Stamp Set:  Ghoulish Googles clear Mount Bundle 

Mojo Monday 261 - Happy Haunting

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Hello Bloggers,

I decided to take a chance at the Mojo Monday this week.  If you have never done the Mojo's they are so much fun.  Sometimes they can be very challenging.  Here is the link if you are interested in participating, you have until Sunday (10/6) evening.  The first of every month there is a prize you can win.  Take a look at the blog and just have fun.

I had a great time making this card.  I knew exactly what paper I wanted to use.  I love the Halloween paper by Graphics 45.  I am planning to do a couple of more projects, please stop by and check it out.  Here is my take on this weeks sketch, what do you think?

Paper:  Basic Grey black 110 lbs, The paper Company - 
Primary Yellow, Graphics 45 Happy Haunting Collection
Stamp: Hero Arts - You Scare Me
Ink: Black Archival Ink
Accessories:  QuicKutz Witches Die, SU Bat punch, 
MFT Fishtail Flag Dies, Spellbinder Large Circles and Scallops, 
Kaisercraft Black Pearls

Graphic 45 - Olde Curiosity Shoppe Altered Wooden Box

Monday, October 1, 2012

Happy Monday bloggers,

I know I have been away..... and I know I always say, "I have been away, but I have been creating"!  I have another altered art project to share with you.  I was so excited to get this project done.  My inspiration came from graphic 45 blogger Arlene Cuevas, she has an excellent tutorial on how she created her box here.  I love how my box turned out.  The picture I put inside the box is a picture of my husband and my three grandchildren, who will always have the key to my heart!  If you notice there is a heart with a key on top of it. 

Thank you so much for checking out my blog....please come back, I have some more "fall, autumn, halloween" type cards to share.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Here are a few pictures of my box.

Another Altered Art Project

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Hi there bloggers,

I hope you all had a great weekend!  Boy did it go by fast, now it's back to work tomorrow.  I wanted to share another altered art project that I have had done for a while.  It is a covered cigar box, I love making these, I have another one to share later.  This Graphic 45 paper is very nice, it was hard to choose which papers to use.  I think it came out really nice, tell me what you think?

I hope you all have a wonderful week, I will be back.  As always, if you like my blog please leave a comment and follow my blog.


Tim Holtz - Altered Art

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hello Bloggers,

I wanted to share some projects that I did a couple of weeks.  I attended an altered art class that Tim Holtz taught at the Queens Ink!  I had so much fun and learned so much.  He is a wonderful teacher and keeps your interest the whole class!!!  I definitely will take another class of his if he is ever back in the area.  Have you ever taken one of his classes?  If so, leave a comment and tell me about it.  Here are a few pics of my projects and some pics of him!!!  What a wonderful experience this was.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Happy Tuesday bloggers,

I wanted to share with you another "autumn" like card!  I love the greens, purples, oranges, and yellows of fall.  This time I made another "Halloween" card.  This was made with the Lifestyle Craft cutting die "Witch Kit".  This die was out last year and I didn't get a chance to make a card with it.  This year it was on the top of my list.

I hope you like it!  If so, please leave a comment, I love reading them.  I'll be back soon with another creation.

Paper:  110 lb. Black Bazill, Recollections Boo Hoo paper pad, 
Best Creation Glitter Purple
Stamp: SU Teeny Tiny Wishes
 Ink: Hero Arts Orange Juice
Accessories:  Lifestyle die Witch Kit, Spellbinder Lacy oval

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #51

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Hello again Bloggers,

This is my second challenge this weekend that I have made a card for!  My friend, craft friend, sister in Christ told me about this sketch challenge so I thought I would give it a try.  If you want to check her's out, click here to see her card.  This is my take on this challenge, I did not put a sentiment on it because I don't know if I want to put "Happy Thanksgiving", "Happy Fall" or even "Happy Halloween".  Can you tell I have an autumn theme going on?  I just got this DSP a couple of weeks ago.  It is by Reminisce and I love the autumn colors!!!!  Check out my post from yesterday.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my post.  If you like my card, please leave a comment and please come back!

Paper:  80 lb. cream cardstock, SU Early Espresso, Reminisce Autumn Harvest
Ink:  Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Accessories:  SU large oval punch, SU scallop punch, SU window punch

Mojo Monday 257 Contest - Happy Halloween

Friday, September 7, 2012

Hello Bloggers,

Wow, I finally finished this Mojo Monday before Sunday.  I have not done a Mojo in a while.  I have been creating, but not posting.  I don't know about you, I am so ready for the weekend.  This is the first weekend that I do not have to go anywhere if I don't want to.  Every weekend in August I had something to do.

This Mojo was a little challenging, but this is my take on it.  As always thank you so much for stopping by.  I have more items to post, I hope to get them posted this weekend.  Please come back and take a look.

Paper:  SU Black and Peach Parfait
Stamp: Memory Box Haunted Mansion,
 Hero Arts Halloween Border
Ink:  SU Craft White, Memento Black
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Rosette, SU Bat punch, 
MFT Fishtail Flag Dies, Martha Stewart Gate punch, 
Yellow Stickos,  Glossy Accents

Creative Memories

Friday, August 24, 2012

Happy Friday Day Bloggers,

I probably have been wondering where I have been.  I have been on vacation (to Hawaii).  Helping to plan my one year old grand baby's birthday party and creating a little, which included finishing her photo album for the year!  Whew, I have been busy!!!!  I stopped by to show you a project I worked on for a crop that I am going to attend tomorrow. I am not sure of the details, but these products will be available soon.  I loved working on these projects.  I never make cards using Creative Memories paper and this was so much fun!  The Dream and Hocus Pocus paper is so nice.....endless possibilities.  Here is the flyer I made up with the dimensions of the cards.  If you are interested in these products click here to get more information.

I hope you like the cards, leave me a comment of what you think.  As always, thanks for stopping by and come back soon.  I'm working on a lot of projects and have something exciting to show you! 

Welcome Baby!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hello again Bloggers!

I wanted to share a card I made a co-worker for his new baby girl.  I was so excited to see the new MFT onesie die and stamp set.  It is a very nice set to have in my stash of stamps and dies.  I love how the card came out and my co-worker loved it too!  As always, thanks for stopping by, leave a comment if you love this card too!

Paper:  SU Pink Pirouette, Best Creation Inc.-Sweet Baby
Stamp: MFT Baby Onesie Stamp Set
Ink:  Memento Black
Accessories:  Tiny Silver Brads, SU Star Punch,
MFT Baby Onesie and Fishtail Flag Dies

Super Summer Crop and Expo

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hello again, I know two post in one day.  This is not card related, but I wanted to share with you an upcoming crop that a Creative Memory Demonstrator is having soon.  Remember I told you in the last post how I love, love, love Creative Memory's SBC software.  Well, come out to this crop and there will be some demonstrations and tutuorials if you need them.  Oh, one more thing, did you notice my blog is mentioned on the flyer!!!!  Give Bonnie a call if you are interested.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Thinking of You!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hello Bloggers, I know I have been away for a while, but I must say I have been creating!  Not so much cards, but I have been doing a lot of digital scrapbooking.  I love, love, love Creative Memories, Storybook Creator Software.  There are so many tutorials on the site.  I will show you a page or two that I created later.  I also am working on my grandbaby's scrapbook, she will be 1 year old soon!!!  Boy do they grow fast.  So with all this being said, I have been busy creating and not blogging.  I have had this card done for quite some time and wanted to share it with you.  I hope you like it, if you do, leave me a comment, I love reading your comments.  Have a wonderful week and I will be back soon!

Paper:  SU Kraft, Whisper White and Black
Stamp: Memory Box Drift Flowers, Reverse Allium and Vintage Dreams
Ink: Hero Arts Soft Pool , Memento Black and Gray
Accessories:  Liquid Pearls

So Grateful

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Happy Summer Everyone!  Summer sure did come in with a bang.  I hope everyone is staying cool and baring this hot weather we are having.  I have another butterfly card I wanted to share with you.  It is made from the retired set "Fresh Vintage".  If you haven't noticed, I really like the Beautiful Butterfly die.  Thanks for looking and come back soon!

Paper:  SU Poppy Parade, Bazzil Cream
Stamp:  SU Retired Fresh Vintage, SU Apothecary Art
Ink: SU Poppy Parade
Ribbon:  SU Very Vanilla Seam Binding
(I colored w/SU marker-poppy parade)
Accessories:  Pearls

Beautiful Butterfly Easel

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Happy Wednesday bloggers,

I wanted to share this very beautiful butterfly easel card with you.  I love how it turned out.  The only thing, I wish it were a little larger. This was made with the Stampin Up Beautiful Butterfly die.  I was inspired by addINKtive designs, she seems to be the queen of making these butterfly easel cards.  I am going to try making this card with the Lifestyle nested butterflies.  They have several sizes and the largest one is big.  Check back to see it, I hope to get it done some time this week.  As always, thanks for stopping by, if you like my card, please leave a comment or follow me.  Stay cool and safe for the next couple of days, it is suppose to be 100 or more degrees the rest of the week.

Paper:  SU Rich Razzleberry
Stamp:  SU Retired hostess Happiest Birthday
Ink: SU Rich Razzleberry
Accessories:  SU Vintage Wallpaper folder, bling brad, pop dots

Hello, my friend

Saturday, June 16, 2012

TGIF!!!  I hope everyone had a wonderful week and ready for the weekend, I know I am.  I wanted to share with you a card I made for a card swap that I am going to tomorrow.  I had to make 24 of them.  I am so excited, because this is my first card swap ever!!!  I'm not sure how this is going to work.  If someone comes up to me and wants to swap a card I don't I say "no"?  I don't think I would have the heart to say "no".  Anyway, I will let you know all about it later.   As always, thanks for stopping by and checking out my creations.  If you like my card, please leave a message and or follow me.  Here is my card!

Paper:  SU Whisper White,Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse, DSP International Bazaar
Stamp:  SU My Friend, Papillpon Potpourri 
Ink: SU Midnight Muse
Accessories:  SU Embossing Folder Fancy Fan, Elegant Butterfly Punch, 
Framelits Labels Collection, Rhinestones 

Stampin Up Explosion

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hello Bloggers, I hope everyone's week is going well.  I wanted to share with you some cards I made this weekend at a Stampin' Up camp.  We made five beautiful cards with some of the new stamp sets.  

The first one is an easel card, made with the new stamp set "Bootiful Occasions". There are four boot designs in this set.    See the new clear faceted button, they are really nice.  Do you see how the envelope has the beautiful clouds....just love it.  You take a piece of paper and cut large scallops and just sponge the clouds on!!!!  

This next card was made with the new "You're Amazing" Stamp Set. To get the different colors we had to use 3 different markers. See the tickets, it was made with a wheel stamp! 

This next card is a Z-Fold card made using the new "Make a Cake" stamp set.   The "Happy Birthday" image is from the "You're Amazing" stamp set.  Aren't these colors just wonderful!

This card was made using the "Decorate a Daisy" Stamp Set and the New "Daydream" Jumbo Stampin' Wheel.  I love how this card turned out.  You may not be able to tell, but the flowers are embossed.  The leaves were made from the "Blossom Petals Builder" and I made the veins with a black maker.  The Designer Series Paper is from the new "International Bazaar" DSP Pack.  The colors and patterns in this pack are beautiful! 

And lastly, this card was made using the "Affection Collection" stamp set.  This card is like a Victorian design.   The "LOVE" stamp is beautiful and can be used in many ways. 

Did you notice how I stamp on each envelope to match the card!  Just love it!  Thanks for stopping by and checking out my cards.  I love all the new stamp sets and can't wait to create more.  If you like my cards, please leave a comment, I love reading them.  Also, follow me, so you can see more creations.

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