Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Get Well Soon

This card is for my monthly card swap. The theme is "All Purpose Cards for Teen Boys." I used Stampin' Up! Lots of Bots stamp set, and Stampin' Up! Riding Hood Red. For the designer paper I used DCWV All About Boys Stack.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


.Whenever I make a card I like to take a picture of it. From time to time I like to look through them to get some inspiration when I have what I call "card maker's" block. Tonight I went through them and found this card that I made last year from my grandmother just becasue...although most of my cards I tend to make with kraft paper occasionally I stray away and use a different color like with this one. The stamps are from Stampin' Up! and same for the ink, Chocolate Chip. I also used a premade card.

Friday, March 25, 2011

cute as a button

A good friend of mine is expecting a little girl any day now and I am so happy for her. While I was making a set of cards for her I found this Martha Stewart punch and thought of the phrase cute as a button immediately. I used alphabet stamps to make the sentiment and Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake card stock,  Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip ink, and Stampin' Up Nursery Suite Designer Series Paper.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Fun 3x3 Card

What to do with my left over paper? I  make 3x3 cards...this one is from a set that I made for my sister-in-law's birthday present. (the one who got me started with stamping) I broke out my new paper from Cosmo Cricket. I used a one inch circle punch and a square scallop punch. The heart stamp is from Stampin Up!, and Stampin' Up! Wild Wasabi ink, which is one of my favorite colors from them along with their Crumb Cake card stock.

Friday, March 18, 2011

New Fun Paper

What can I say I love paper...especially when it comes to fun colors and designs. I recently discovered Cosmo Cricket while surfing the internet one day and fell in love with their paper. Below is a card with some of the paper that I thought is really neat and fun. It's their Garden Variety Kit. I made several cards this evening using this paper and stickers, and plan on making more this weekend.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Good Luck

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! I hope that you are wearing green today. I recently made this card for a friend of mine. Once again I am using one of my favorite sketch ideas for this card. I also used my favorite embellishments at the moment, which are buttons. I seem to go through phases of embellishments, and considering the several jars of buttons I have on my table, they seem to be the "it" embellishment for me. Though recently I have been eyeing "thickers " when I check out my favorite websites and  local craft stores. So who knows, maybe that will be my next phase of embellishments. Hope you all have a great day and that you don't get pinched!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A Cup of Tea...

Card making is defintitely among my favorite things to do along with a good cup of tea, a good friend and a great conversation. As I have gotten older I have watched friends get married, have babies, and even moved away (including myself). Even though we remain friends, getting together is not always possibe. I recently made this card for a friend of mine who has moved away and miss our wonderful conversations we used to have. After making it, I decided to tweak it for a monthly swap that I belong to, Sisterhood of the Traveling Cards. The only thing that I changed was the punch I used. For the swap I used a circle punch instead of an oval punch.This swap, "Sisterhood of theTraveling Cards", started back in 2008 and has been going strong every since.I  love being part of this swap. I have met so many wonderful women and feel proud to call them my "Sistahs" !

Monday, March 14, 2011

Thinking of You

The past several weeks I have been going through numerous card making magazines and books looking for some inspiration to try something new. I have marked soooo many pages with sticky notes, that I have lost count. This idea popped right out at me and I started thinking of the stamps that I could use, along with card stock, embellishements, and colors. I ended up making quite of few from this sketch one night, and this is on of them. I love the simplicity of it.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Family and Friends

One of things I love most about making cards is making them for family and friends. My grandmother is definitely my number one fan when it comes to my cards. Many of my friends have told me that they don't want to use my cards, they rather keep them instead. I have several friends this year who are pregnant and my gift to them is a set of baby cards. I made six sets in all, and had a blast making them. I bought specific paper, ink, and stamps to make them. I also used one of the best idea magazines around...Paper Crafts Go to Sketches. It really helped me think outside of my usually box and help me create some really fun cards. The card that I have posted is Stampin Up! stamps, ink, designer series paper, and adhesive die cuts.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Stamp Club

If it wasn't for my sister-in-law I would of never got into stamping. On a whim I decided to go to a stamp camp that she was going to and needless to say I have been hooked ever since...that was 5 years ago. I signed up that night to join her friend's (my friend and Stampin' Up! demonstrator now) stamp club, and never thought that 5 years later I would be so addicted to this craft. At my stamp club we have such a good time. It's nice to be among a bunch of women who share the same passion as me.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Here I go...

So I have decided to start a blog about my card making. I have no idea what I am doing, so this will definitely be a learning experience for me. I love making cards for family and friends and thought this would be a great place to share them.
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