Peg Bow Maker

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I'm so excited that I wanted to share with you a new tool I received in the mail a couple of days ago.  It is a bow maker by Becca Feeken, I don't know if you have seen her work, but she is very artistic and creates beautiful work.  She designs for Spellbinder, Waltzingmouse Stamps, and Our Daily Bread Designs and probably many more that I have not mentioned. If you have never check her out, click here to visit her blog.  You will be mesmerized by her work and will continue to check her blog out everyday as I do.  Below is a picture of the bow maker still in the package, I plan to put it together this weekend and try and create beautiful bows like Becca does.  I forgot to mention it comes with a DVD of instructions!  If you are interested in purchasing one, click here.  This bow maker has gotten great reviews and I don't think you will be disappointed.

As always, thanks for checking out my blog, stay tuned to see how my bows come out, using the bow maker.


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Well, old man winter blew in yesterday, it was a cold crisp day.  Today is suppose to be a little warmer with less wind.  I guess we should not complain about the cold coming in, because old man winter has been very nice to us!

Here is another birthday card I wanted to share with you.  I am loving this new stamp set called Elementary Elegance.  You will see more cards made out of this I am sure.  If you like the set you can go to my Stampin Up rep Keisha site, and she can tell you how you can earn it for free!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Sunday.  I am off to a class to decorate a cigar box, they are beautiful when they are decorated.  The class is at a scrapbooking store that does all kinds of classes.  The store is called "The Queens Ink", click here if you are interested in visiting the store.

Stamps: SU Elementary Elegance
Paper: SU Black, 80 lb White paper, DSP Mocha Morning
Accessories: 1 1/4 Basic Black Stripe Grisgrain Ribbon,
Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, SU Curly Label Punch

Mojo Monday 229 - Butterfly Birthday

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Happy Saturday bloggers,

I didn't think I was going to get a chance to do the Mojo Monday this week.  Well, here it is Saturday morning and I was able to get a card together.  It's another birthday card, you can never have enough.  It seems like when I need one I don't have any on hand.  I bought this paper at my LSS and I wanted to use it.  It is a new company my local store is carrying.  It is by Crate Paper called Random Collection.  Isn't the paper colorful.  As always thank you for looking and please stop by again.

Stamps: Close to my Heart -Happy Birthday
Paper: 110 Vanilla, SU Black, Crate Paper Random Collection
Accessories: Spellbinder Nested Frame Dies, Seam Binding Ribbon,  
Kaisercraft pearl flourishes black, Memory Box large butterfly

JustRite Friday Challenge - JRC_067

Friday, February 24, 2012

Hello again!

I know you have seen this card before, I decided to enter it into a challenge that JustRite Stampers is having.  Come back again soon, I am going to try and get another card made for this challenge.  I love JustRite stamps!  If you are interested in entering their challenge, click here.  Thanks for looking and if you like the card, please leave a comment!

Stamps: JustRite Birthday Sentiments Set and Decorative Borders Set
Paper: SU Pretty in Pink and black, Bazzill Indie Bloom
Accessories: Spellbinder Grand Big Circles and Grand Circles, SU Seam Binding Ribbon,  Floral Embellishment by Petaloo

En Francais Birthday

Friday, February 24, 2012

TGIF Bloggers!

This week has been a great one.  I only had to work three days out of the week.  The weather is crazy nice for February!  I wonder what March is going to bring?

Here is a card I made last night.  I think I have a favorite stamp!  I am loving this En Francais background stamp.  I know it is not new, but I went to a stamp camp a couple of weeks ago and the demonstrator showed us how to use this great stamp.  I don't know about you, but it is always a challenge for me to line the paper up on the stamp to get a nice clean image.  With that being said, she taught us to take a sheet of computer paper, take the stamp and put it toward the end of the paper, ink your stamp up good, take the paper you want the image to be on and lay it on top of the stamp, take the computer paper and wrap it on top of the stamp and rub, walla, you have a nice clean image with no smears!!!  Love this stamp.  I have stamped this stamp on some darker paper and used the white embossing power and it looks beautiful, now I just need to design a card.  Stay tune!

Stamps: SU Elementary Elegance, En Francais 
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso
Ink:  SU Early Espresso
Accessories:  SU Curly Label and Scallop Trim Borders
McGill fancy square punch, 1-1/4 Grosgrain Early Espresso ribbon, pop dots


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Hello Bloggers,

I thought I would share another card made with the Flower Garden embossing folder.  I love this folder it is so versatile.  Thanks Keisha for letting me borrow it.  I am definitely going to order this on my next order for card club!

Keep checking back I have a lot of great ideas in my head.  I just have to find some time to sit down and create!

Thanks for looking and come back soon.

Stamps: SU Elementary Elegance
Paper: 110 lb./80 lb. White, SU Pear Pizzaz
Ink:  SU Pear Pizzazz
Accessories:  SU embossing folder Flower Garden, rhinestone, SU Pear Pizzazz 3/8" Pleated Satin ribbon

Happy Birthday Aaron!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Hi Bloggers,

I hope everyone's weekend is starting out well.  Can you believe this weather!!!  It is a great day to be outside and enjoying the sun.  My good friend Godson's birhday is today and my grandchildren will be going to celebrate Aaron's birthday.  I made a card similar to this last week, but it was a girls card, here it is if you forgot about it.  I told you I would be making this card again.  Enjoy your day and the weekend!

Paper: Base SU Not So Navy, Scenic Route cardstock
Accessories: bakers twine, pop dots, cardboard, want to scrap nestabling, SU scallop and circle punch


Friday, February 17, 2012

Good morning and happy Friday bloggers!

I had so much fun making these cards.  The sentiments are from Verve Stamps and Our Daily Bread Design Stamps.  They are very simple and clean.  I left the inside blank so if I need to write a note.  I CASE this card from here.  Thank you so much for looking at my blog.  If you like my cards, please leave a comment and follow me.
This is an Our Daily Bread Design stamp.

The last two cards are Verve Stamps. 

I used SU Kraft paper for the base of the card and bazzill for the butterfuly which was embossed with SU butterfly embosslit.

Thoughts of You

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Hi again!

This past Saturday was my card club and we made two beautiful cards. This card is absolutely beautiful, you will see me this card again.  I cannot wait for my month to host the club, I am definitely getting this rosette!  My SU rep is so creative and I just love making cards every month with the group of girls in the club!  I love learning new techniques.  Every card class or any class I go to I learn something new.  Check out Keisha's blog, she is very creative. If you are interested in joining our group let me know.

Here is one of the cards we made.

Stamps: Loving Thoughts (Occasions Mini)
Paper: Pool Party, Naturals Ivory, Everyday Enchantment (Sale-a-Bration catalog)
Ink: Soft Suede
Big Shot Die:  Designer Rosette (Occasions Mini), square lattice embossing folder
Ribbon:  Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack (Sale-a-Bration catalog)
Punch: Scallop Edge Border Punch

Thank You Swap

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hello Bloggers,

I hope your week is going well so far.  I joined my first two swaps ever.  One is a thank you swap and the other is a birthday swap.  I wanted to share the cards with you.  I can't wait to mail them off and get my swap cards back.  I will share with you what I get when I get them.  One of the swaps is due next month and one in April.  I enjoyed making these and whoever gets them I hope they like them.  I put a lot of thought into what I was going to create.  If you are interested in card swaps check out.  I also joined a "punched art" swap.  I have never created any punched art cards, but I am taking a class at the end of the month.  I can't wait to share them with you. 

As always, thanks for checking my blog out.  If you like my blog, please follow me and leave a comment.

Here are my cards for the swap: 

The card is for the "Thank You" swap.  I had t make six of these cards.

This is for the "Birthday" swap.  I had to make three of these cards.  Of course I made one for myself!

From My Heart to Yours!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine Everyone!

I hope you have a nice day with someone special.  We don't plan to celebrate tonight, but this weekend we are going to Ashville, NC to have a romantic getaway.  We have never been to Ashville, but we hear it is a very nice place.  I will tell you all about it later. 

This is a card we made in stamp club on Saturday.  I love the rich colors of black and red together.  If you are interested in purchasing any of these products, contact Keisha, who is my SU rep. click here to go to her website.  

Thanks again for checking out my blog, if you love my cards, please follow me. 

Stamps:  P.S. I Love You (Occasions Mini)
Paper: SU Black and Cherry Cobbler
Big Shot Die:  Designer Rosette (Occasions Mini), EF Vintage Wallpaper
Punch: Large and mini Heart Punches


Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Monday everyone!

A friend of mine asked me to make a birthday card for her godson, this is what I came up with.  Thanks for stopping by, if you like this card, please leave a comment.  Check back again this week I will have more post!

Paper:  SU Night of Navy, Cloud 9 Specialty Paper
Stamp Set:  Paper Trey Ink-Birthday Bash, Technique Tues Alphas 
Ink:  SU Black and Craft Whisper White
Accessories:  twine, quickutz balloons


Sunday, February 12, 2012

I participated in the "Secret Admirer Casechallenge last week with Our Daily Bread Blog.  They liked my card and I earned the "Shining Light Badge".  If you want to see my card click here.   I also posted it on 2/5/2012.

This is the badge I earned!  Thank you ODBD!

Mojo Monday 226 - Thanks be to God

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

I hope everyone's week is going well.  I really wanted to do this weeks Mojo Monday, because I wanted to use my Basic Grey "Little Black Dress" paper.  Here is my spin on the sketch this week.  As always thanks for stopping by.  The recipe to this card is below.  If you like my card, please leave me a comment.

Paper:  SU Crumb Cake, Basic Grey - Little Black Dress
Stamp Set:  Verve VS-09-PJ031
Ink:  Archival Black
Accessories:  SU ribbon, Spellbinders scallop and oval shapes

Pom Pom

Monday, February 6, 2012

Happy Monday bloggers!

My six month old grand-daughter went to her first birthday party on Saturday.  I didn't go, but my daughter said she had a great time.  Here is a picture of the card I made for the little two year old girl.  I was inspired by a card Andrea Wolford made.  I will probably make this card a standard for children under five!  What a cute card.  Check out her blog to see it!  As always, thanks for looking, if you like the card please leave a comment. 

Paper: Base SU Melon Mambo, Scenic Route cardstock
Accessories: bakers twine, pop dots, cardboard, want to scrap nestabling, SU scallop and circle punch

CASE FROM Our Daily Bread

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Congratulations all you Giant fans!  That was a good game, they were teasing us for a while there.  What did you think about the half time show with Madona?  While I was in and out of the game, I was creating a card that I have been wanting to try for a while.  I bought this stamp set at the Great American Scrapbook show in Chantilly last year.  It is a very nice set, if you are interested in it you can click here for the background stamp and here  for the flower and sentiment if you are interested in ordering it.  It has some very nice scripture sentiments too.

I go on the Our Daily Bread blog (ODBD) often and every Saturday they come out with a challenge.  I have never done one and decided to do one this week.  This weeks challenge is to CASE (for those of you who do not know what CASE means, it is "Copy and Share Everything") a card and change a few things from the card.  I used a different card base, and used ribbon instead of the crochet border from the stamp set.  I cased the card from Dawn Lusk, here is the link:

Paper:  SU Crush Curry and Black
Stamp Set:  ODBD Serve the Lord and Crochet Background
Ink:  Archival Black, SU markers
Accessories:  ODBD Crocheted Circle Die, May arts velvet ribbon, SU ribbon,

Love You

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Well the weekend is almost over.  I hope everyone is getting ready for the superbowl game.  Who are you going for?   My husband is a Giants fan, so I guess I am too.  I may watch some of the game, but I'm planning to be crafting!

I wanted to share another Valentine card with you.  Again, I love how this card turned out.  I am loving these dies from memory box.  I must say, I have bought quite a few, so you may be seeing these on a lot of my cards.

That's all for now, I hope you have a wonderful week.  I hope to post a few more cards this week.

Paper:  SU Cherry Cobbler, Vanilla
Stamp Set:  Verve Swirling Hearts
Accessories:  Martha Stewart Punch, Spellbinder Labels 4, Memory Box Grand Heart and La Rue Heart

I'm Excited!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

I subscribe to Andrea Walford's Newsletter called Paper Crafters Newsletter.  For the month of January she had a "Theme Based Challenge" for Valentine cards.  I entered two cards and really never thought about it.  She sent her newsletter out yesterday, I started to read it, just skimming over it and all of a sudden I saw my name!  It said the following:

What's Coming Up....

Theme Based Challenge Winner!
Our Theme based Challenge for Valentine's Day has ended and we would like to thank everyone who participated.  We have had some great submissions.  The winner for this month is Donna Idlet from Woodbridge, VA. Click here to view her beautiful Valentines's card submission and you can click here to view ALL  the other amazing entries we received over the last month.  . Donna, could you please email us at to claim your prize - we will also be making an announcement on the PCL member blog on Monday!
I'm so excited!  I emailed her, but I have not heard back.  I will keep you posted on what my prize is!!!!
Here is the card I entered.  I put this card on my blog last year, if you want to know the details. 

Easy Event Cards

Saturday, February 4, 2012

I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far.  Here are some cards I made this week at a stamp camp.  When I was making the cards I was thinking I was not going to like them.  I think maybe it was because I was tired and I had 10 cards to make.  I have to say, they came out very nice.  They were made with the "Easy Events" stamp set.  If you haven't seen them before, here is a picture.  This is a set that is very versatile and you would probably go back for this set often to make a card.

Here are pictures of the five cards we made, I will list the recipe under each card.  As always, thank you for checking out my blog.

Card Stock - Lucky Limeade, Poppy Parade, Whisper White, 5/8" White Satin Ribbon, Polka Dot Embossing Folder

Card Stock:  Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla   Designer Series Paper - Everyday Enchantment (Sale A Bration Catalog), Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Background Stamp - Wonderfully Worn

Card Stock - Pool Party, Naturals Ivory, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Designer Series Paper - Everyday Enchantment (Sale A Bration), Ribbon - Calypso Coral Ribbon from the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad Pack (Sale A Bration), Large Pearl Basic Jewels

Card stock - Naturals Ivory, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Designer Series Paper - Everyday Enchantment (Sale A Bration),  Baker's Twine - Calypso Coral, Buttons - from the Twitterpated Button Collection

Card Stock - Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Island Indigo, Ribbon - Blushing Bride 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon, Textured Embossing Folder - Stripes, Rhinestones

Mojo Monday 226 - Best Wishes

Friday, February 3, 2012


Hello Bloggers,

It has been a busy week!  The week is coming to an end and I am just finishing up my Mojo Monday card.  I must say I am so proud of myself, this is the third week in a row I have done the Mojo Monday.  This weeks card was really a challenged.  It took me all week to figure out how to complete the front of my card.  I hope you like it! 

I am so excited about the weekend, I am going to a all day crop that I was invited to.  I plan to work on my granddaughters scrap book.  She is almost six months old and I have not put one picture in the album.  So this weekend I am finally going to do it!  I will share a page or two with you later.

As alway, thanks for checking out my page.  I love reading your comments on my cards, if you like this please leave one.

Stamps: Justrite Birthday Sentiments Set and Decorative Borders Set
Paper: SU Pretty in Pink and black, Bazzill Indie Bloom
Accessories: Spellbinder Grand Big Circles and Grand Circles, SU Seam Binding Ribbon,  Floral Embellishment by Petaloo
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