Friday, February 28, 2014

Enjoy The Journey

Here's a masculine card I made for the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge.

Supplies used: Stars embossing folder (Provo Craft), Old Atlas, Star Template, Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Sharpie Markers, Corner Rounder

This post linked to:
MFT Sketch Challenge #165 
Word Art Wednesday

(If you have a few minutes - hop over to my nieces newly created blog and check out her elegant creations using this same sketch!  "Leave a little love" while your there to encourage her as she learns the ropes of blogging.)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

For You

I'm ready for blooming flowers and spring time!!

Supplies used: Square punch (to make Polaroid frame), Eyelet lace punch (Martha Stewart), Kraft Cardstock,  Yellow/Blue Cardstock, For You Stamp (Studio G), Glitter

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Winnie the Pooh

I made this card for the Kraft Journal sketch challenge using this sketch:
Inside I layered the polka-dot paper on Kraft cardstock.
You can find the FREE Pooh printable at The Life Of The Party.
I made the card for my nephew and his wife who are having their first baby (a boy) in April!

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Masculine Birthday

A simple masculine birthday card for my best friend -- my hubby!
Sentiment inside:
Supplies used: Old map, heart template, sharpie markers, star brads, Star embossing folder (Provo Craft)
This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Mojo Monday # 334

I've really enjoyed participating in the Mojo Monday sketch challenge.
It's really helped to jump start my creativity.
This week was tall and skinny based on this sketch:
I made my card into a money holder.
Here's a view of the inside without the money:
Since it's for a very special occasion (the wedding of two good friends) I lined the envelope for extra elegance.
Supplies used: Victoria embossing folder (Provo Craft), Locket, heart die (Sizzix), Eyelet lace punch (Martha Stewart), Sentiment from Love is a Great Thing (Stampin' Up), Ribbon

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Friday, February 21, 2014


Supplies used:
  • Stamps
    • Doily (Little Yellow Bicycle)
    • Hello
    • Collage (Hampton Art)
  • Embroidery Deep Edge Punch (Martha Stewart)
  • Lace
  • White and Merlot Embossing Powder

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Mojo Monday 333

Another Mojo Monday card based on this sketch:
  • Flora Grande II (Heartfelt Creations)
  • Got Flowers
  • Pearl Center
  • Butterfly Punches
  • Lace
  • Embroidery Deep Edge Punch  (Martha Stewart)
  • Organic Flourish Embossing Borders (Provo Craft)
  • Pink and Red Chalks

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Another sketch based card from Crafting Ireland this time.
I did two cards -- just changed the order of the banners.
This post linked to: Word Art Wednesday

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Another clean and simple card based on a sketch from Got Sketch?

Monday, February 17, 2014

Masculine Birthday

A simple masculine card.
Supplies used:
  • Diamond embossing folder (Provo Craft)
  • Buttons
  • Corner Rounder
  • Airplane stamp (Embossing Arts)
  • Labels 10 nestabilities 

Thursday, February 13, 2014


Not all cards have to be masterpieces - right?
Here's a clean and simple card I made using:
  • Got Flowers
  • Pearl Centers
  • Ribbon
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Definitions Stamp Set (Stampabilities)
  • Doily Stamp Set (Little Yellow Bicycle)
  • Labels 10 Nestabilities
  • Eyelet lace border punch(Martha Stewart)
This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wedding Shower Gift

One of our close friends is getting married in April and our church did a "carry-in wedding shower" for him and his sweet bride-to-be this past Sunday.
I made up a cleaning supply basket for them.
My thinking is this: It's fun to spend your money on decorations and furniture, but not so fun when it comes to all the practical stuff that you need in setting up a new home.
So......I like to give useful/practical things (with maybe something "fun" thrown in!).
Here's the gift table before the gifts arrived.
One of my friends made the towel cake in the center of the table -- here's a closer view:
Here's the little suitcase I decorated up for the cards:

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Mojo Monday #332

I had a fun afternoon at my niece's house making cards with the Mojo Monday sketch.
Since I took limited supplies with me, I ended up making four in this design with slightly different papers.
Here's the sketch we used:

The other three cards:

Supplies used:
  • Stamps:
    • Thank You Card (Hero Arts)
    •  Sentiment from Sunny Flowers (Stampendous)
  • Birds and Swirls Embossing Folder (Provo Craft)
  • Pearl Center
  • Glitter
  • Sharpie Markers 
  • Got Flowers
  • Crochet thread
  • Square punch (to make banner)
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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Postcard Birthday

Here are two masculine birthday cards I made for February birthdays!
Supplies used:
  • Postcard stamp (Penny Black)
  • Fountain Pen Stamp Set (Stampabilities)
  • Script Embossing Folder (The Paper Studio)
  • Stamps

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Two fun little cards using doilies and banners.
Supplies used:
  • Honeycomb embossing folder (Darcie)
  • Doily
  • Got Flowers
  • Pearls
  • Square punch (to make banners)
  • Sentiment from Definitions (Stampabilities)
This post linked to:
Word Art Wednesday

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Mojo Monday 331

My niece and I have gotten into using card sketches to get our creative juices flowing.
Here's a card I made for the Mojo Monday challenge using this sketch:
Supplies used:
  • Honeycomb Embossing Folder (Darcie)
  • Tattered Florals Die (Tim Holtz)
  • Small Flower Punch
  • Pearl 
  • Glittered Brad
  • Corner Rounder
  • Stamp Sets
    • Small Bee Stamp (Hero Arts)
    • Larger Been Stamp (Stampin' Up)
    • Ticket from Paperwork Greetings (Inkadinkado)
    • Bzzzzz from Outdoor Fun (Fiskars)
This post linked to:
Mojo Monday 
Word Art Wednesday

Monday, February 3, 2014

Crossword Birthday

Two more birthday cards - one in pink and one in blue.
Supplies used:
  • Crossword Stamp (Hampton Art)
  • Loads of Love stamp set (Stampin' Up)
  • Ribbon
  • Glitter
  • Black embossing powder