Sunday, October 30, 2011

challenge card

This card was made for a co-worker who needed a first birthday for a little boy. I followed a sketch that was part of our bi-monthly challenges.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Ryan's birthday card

Ryan turns 11 tomorrow - have no idea what to get the little bugger - he has everything & more - will probably give him some good old cash .....

recent cards

It's been a while since I've posted anything on my blog - here are some cards I made recently for loved one's birthdays.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy birthday!!

I've been terrible about keeping my blog updated...but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy creating - just not the best about posting....

here is a card I made for a challenge - tons of birthday cards are needed!!

Summer fun!!

Here is a card I made for a challenge - love this stamp from The Greeting Farm. Background paper is DCVW summer stack from a couple of years ago...the pool water is more DCWV - some of the very first stacks purchased...the wahsu tape on the right hand side is from The Greeting Farm also. She is colored with Copics (except her hair - that was colored with SU markers).

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Once I found this paper this layout flew together quick as anything - I only wasted half an hour locating this paper - it was some of the first I bought from QVC back in the day when they still had craft shows....huge mistake on their part - the money I spent -ohevy- I don't want to even think about it!! The letters were cut using Alphalicious and then I outlined them with a black marker and then popped them off the page using pop dots.
I found the prettiest snowflake brads at Hobby Lobby and used one to accent the letter O.

bust buds

Kaytlyn and Caira are best buds - and do so much together from sleepovers to band, basketball, soccer and softball This paper is Cosmo Cricket - I really liked the critters.

baby shower banner

This is a banner I made using my latest (and greatest) Cricut cart - Alphalicious - this is so verstile!! This is for a baby shower my niece Sierra is hosting for a co-worker. I have to find some ribbon to link them together - what I picked out earlier was too short.....


Danielle is the challenge host for this month and has come up with some real doozies! I love them and am dying to try them all but I have limited crafting time this weekend. Here are my entries in the Love category:

This layout is of my niece Stephanie's wedding - (I lifted the pix from Facebook)
A close up of the ribbon and crocheted lace trims and the Maya Road crystal headed pins Iva gave me. Love these!!

And this is a digi stamp but I have so many I'm not sure where I got it....I just know that it's lovely and perfect for this simple page.

A gate way Valentine's Day card - not sure who will be the recipient of this card yet but I really like the way it came out.

Inside of the card

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Meet Stella from TGF~~ Isn't she sweet? I made this card for my 'sister' Sarah to accompany a Elfster gift I made for her- however I did not take a photo of the gift as I made very early one morning (at 4AM) when I could not sleep. Thankfully the sleeping issue has gotten much better - now I just need to find more time to create!! The buttons are from SU!, the paper was scraps I had laying around and the sentiment is a stamp from M's dollar spot.

Charlie's birthday card

It seems like forever since Ive posted anything - I have been very busy with situations in my life and have not had time to do create - I did manage to find time to throw this card together for my FIL 's birthday using some scraps from my stash, washi tape from TGF and the sentiment is a digi stamp from somewhere online, I punched it using a new punch from SU!
Nothing special but at least I made it!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

an Anniversary card for my sister

Here is a card I made for my sister Lisa's anniversary. I found the Digi stamp online from the blog Create with TLC. The kraft card is from Hobby Lobby, the papers are all DCVW Linen Closet collection and the twine is from PTI

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

more cards

One of my co-worker's husband succumbed to cancer - I made this card for her.

This card was for Chuck's parents Anniversary in September; sadly it was their last as she lost her battle with cancer in December.

I think that I made this card to accompany my Fall Artist Trading Cards that I sent to Shawn as she was in charge of the swap. I used a TGF stamp - I believe this is Charlotte. She's so cool..

And I'm not sure if I made this card with anyone in mind - I think it was for Kaytlyn's birthday as I gave her an ITunes card as she is just now discovering her own musical tastes...thank God its NOT Justin Bieber!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

a card for Kim

My sister in law Kim's birthday deserved a card with a sense of humor so when I came across this little lovely I knew she would appreciate this humorous image. This is the sentiment on the inside.....

A close up of the silver bangles and the glittery feathers in her boa

And look at this beauty's makeup - blush all over the face, blue eyeshadow and lipstick on her teeth and outside the lips - just like a real barfly would look - and take note of the hip pink streaks in her hair - yeah she's a real looker!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010


My niece's daughter (my great niece? grand niece?) turned one at the beginning of the month - isn't she just beautiful? Her birthday gala was Hawaiian themed hence the lei. She was sucking the juice out of the fruit salad and it was dribbling down her chin.

I need to photo shop the log out of this picture - it looks like she has some funky horns coming out of her head!

Fresh from a nap, Leah with her gramma Kim and great gramma Sally.

Would be a perfect picture if not for the Binky but still a beautiful subject!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Busy busy!!

I had a little procedure today at the doctor's office so I took the rest of the day off to recuperate and properly medicate myself so I would feel no pain as I am a huge wimp~ part of my "therapy" was to make some cards.

This little sweetie (Cupcake Anya) is for my niece Emily's daughter Leah's first birthday. I just love this image - it is perfect for birthdays!! I used some of that fun Washi tape from The Greeting Farm - this is from the Brown Coffert collection. LOVE IT!! So versatile and fun to play with!

This is Summer from The Greeting Farm (yes I almost have all of them!!). I made this card for my sister in law, Kathleen's birthday. The bow isn't really as crooked as it looks in this picture.
I popped Summer up off the card with some pop dots - the square button is from Stampin' Up! I backed it with some glittery paper.....I plan on entering this card in the Monday Mania challenge over on Club Anya.

for Shawn

My poor "sister" Shawn needed some exploratory surgery today so I made her this incredibly witty, cute card!! I found this image and the sentiment from the blog - CREATE WITH TLC - she has several free digi stamps every day!!

I even used the Washi tape I picked up from TGF - if you are not familiar with this great stuff be sure to check out The Greeting Farm website and order yourself some!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

A new clock...

My kitchen clock finally died so I created one that matched the border - was very easy to do- the hardest part was getting the face off without ruining my manicure.... here is a close up -

for Jenny's August package....

My NSSS Jenny works in a pre-school and will start back to work soon - I thought that hand santizers were something she could really get some use out of so I altered a couple of them.
Here is close up of the bow I made - turned out okay...
Here is the other one - I ran out of ribbon on the bottom so I threw on a flower and some cute little orange buttons I bought at Michael's.

And this it card I whipped up for her - I used Rock Star Anya - she's really fun!!

Here is a close up of Anya - her pants are a neon lime green but they are not showing up very well in these photos.

A card for Gramma Lin

My gramma Lin turned 94 on Saturday so I made her a card using this super cute digi stamp from TGF - its Cupcake Anya and my friend Rachel designed her.......isn's she adorable??

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Get Well Steph!

One of my 'sisters' is having surgery on Monday so I made this card for her - the owl is from Paisley and the printed paper is from Basic Grey. I love owls and had this one on hand so I thought it would be really cute for a get well card - the inside sentiment reads "or owl will be sad." Cute huh?

a birthday card and a spare

This little tomboy is Audrey from The Greeting Farm. Isn't she the cutest??
I layered the star punched from the SU punch and then added a glittery star that I got some time ago and added a gold brad.

This card is for my brother in law that shares my birthday. He is really into fishing so I had to use the Fisherman Ian from TGF's Rock the Farm set.