Monday, September 28, 2009

Saturday Card Class

Five ladies came to the card technique class at our library on Saturday. I displayed the card I made and gave them the materials to design their cards and make an 8 x 8 scrapbook page. They all did a fantastic job! We used the crinkled chalk technique, but instead of chalks we used ink pads. It always amazes me how many different cards are made from one design. The ladies are already looking forward to next month's class. I'd better get busy and decided on a technique. Have a great day everyone and thanks for visiting my blog.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

New Toys

On Friday, my friend Jane (aka sunnyj - splitcoaststampers) told me about a scrapbook store that was going out of business. Everything was marked down 70%. Of course, the shopper in me said I needed more stamps, punches, etc. I really broke the bank this time. My husband couldn't believe how much I purchased. Guess I'd better get busy in my craft room and put these new materials to good use. Have a great day everyone.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


The Midnight Madness challenge this week was a little more involved than I usually make my cards. I had so much fun with this sketch. Why not join us? Go to for all the details of this Tuesday challenge.

Penny's Challenges Week #8

Penny's challenge this week is "Birds". I thought the Scrappy Cat "Sparkle Flourishes" bird would be perfect for this challenge. Why not hop on over to and play along with us.

Digital-Ink Co Challenge

The Digital-Ink Co challenge this week was to use 1 image, 2 designer papers, and 3 brads, buttons or other embellishment. Here is my entry for this challenge. Why not play along to you may win a prize.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Unproductive Day

I was hoping to work on three challenges this morning before going to work at 11am, but my husband decided we needed to go to the grocery store. Luckily, I only work 3 1/2 hours on Wednesday, so I should be able to get creative time in then. It is so much fun to visit other blogs and see so many wonderful creations by all of you talented artists. I am thankful to be a part of this fantastic craft. Have a great day everyone!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Midnight Madness Challenge MMSC19

This has been a very busy week for me. Thankfully today I was able to get my card done for this challenge. Stop over to and join in on the fun. You could even win a prize for doing the challenge each week. Here is my entry:

Image: Boo by Dustin Pike
Paper: SU Pumpkin Pie
SU Close to Cocoa
SU Wild Wasabi
DCWV Crafty Stack
Textured White
Accessories: Nestabilities fram
Spider web ribbon
Leaf buttons

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Penny's Challenge

Penny's Challenge for today is scalloped edges or borders. Hop on over to and give this challenge a try.
This is my entry:
SU Certain Celery
SU More Mustard
SU Basic Black
Gold Metalic (pack from Joann's)
Image: ATC Angels Creative Innovations
Flourish - Slicer Machine
Black & Gold Ribbon
Silk & Prima Flowers
Black Pearls

Thanks to Darlene for the ribbon and black pearls and to Lana for the use of her Slicer.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Fall Is On The Way

On Saturday, September 26th, I will be teaching another card technique class at our public library. Since Fall is almost upon us and it is my favorite time of year, I made this fall card using the Crinkled Chalk technique. Instead of Color Box chalks I used SU Summer Sun, Old Olive and Only Orange ink pads. The card base is SU Close to Cocoa cardstock and the pattern paper is from a fall pack I purchased at Joann's. I think it turned out pretty good.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Playdate Cards

I finally had a chance to upload the three cards I made at Darlene's on Friday. It was a very productive day for me. Today I worked on a journal for the Journal of Love Challenge and made one for myself. If you get a chance check out for all the details about this challenge and a chance to win a wonderful prize.

Journals of Love Challenge

Digital Tuesday has a great challenge for this week. They are making journals to be sent to a hospital for cancer patients. Check out this link: I just purchased a couple of composition notebooks and will be working on this project this afternoon. Those who participate will also be entered into a drawing for a Clearly Vintage stamp set.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Stamp Playdate

Today was a very good day. Five of us met at Darlene's for a day of snacking and stamping. Lana, Carol, Carolyn (Darlene's daughter), Darlene & I had a great time sharing tips, stamps, paper, ideas, etc. I actually made three cards, punched out some ghosts, and jack-o-lanterns thanks to Carol and her Halloween punches and colored a lot of images I had already stamped. I will try to get some of these things uploaded before I go back to work on Monday. We each brought things to put into the grab-bag basket & names were drawn during the day for prizes. Some of the items given away were: stamps, ribbon, stamp wheels and envelopes. We are already looking forward to another playdate in the near future and we will focus on watercolor techniques with watercolor pencils, markers and watercolor crayons.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Another Playdate

Meeting at Darlene's for another playdate on Friday. At last count, we had about 6 people planning on being there. Darlene always has great snacks and someone always brings chocolate to help us concentrate. As soon as I finish this post I am going to pack my camera so I can take pictures of our fun. Have a great Friday everyone.

Fun-filled Day

I went to pick my younger daughter up to do some shopping for paint, flooring,ect. today. However, when I got to her apartment (a 30 minute drive) she was still in bed with a terrible cold. After about an hour visit, I returned home and talked my husband into an hour drive to Hollo's Papercraft in Brunswick, Ohio. He wasn't really in a mood to drive that far, but decided he would go along just to keep me company. He couldn't believe all the paper and paper supplies. He actually made a couple of purchases and admitted he was glad I talked him into getting out of the house for awhile. On our way home, we stopped for lunch at El Rincon (an authentic Mexican food restaurant). All in all a really good day.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Penny's Challenges

This is the card I made for today's challenge at I had so much fun with this sketch. Why not join us and take a chance at winning some blog candy too.

Stamp: SU Sweet Treater

Paper: SU Lovely Lilac, Textured Black,
DCWV Fall Pattern paper,
watercolor paper

Ink: Memory black

Die cuts: K & Company

Accessories: spider web ribbon
pumpkin ribbon
ivy ribbon
Nestabilities Scalloped Circles

Watercolor pencils blender pen

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

MMSC18 Sketch

Finally made it into my craft room to make a card for the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
Details of the card are as follows:
Stamp: Sarah Kay
Paper: White Cardstock, Quilt Block Pattern paper
Black Cardstock, watercolor paper
Ink: Black Versafine
Accessories: Pink Satin jewelry cord, lt. blue buttons,
flowers cut from flower trim,
self-adhesive gems
Why not hop on over and join us in this fun challenge at

Monday, September 7, 2009

Granddaughter's Birthday

I made this card for my granddaughter who is turning 2 on September 24th. I think this stamp is just perfect for a little girl.

Paper: SU Lovely Lilac cardstock, Basic Black cardstock,
Green Gingham by Paper Pizazz
Flower paper by Hot Off the Press
Watercolor paper

Stamps: Christening Gown
Adorable by SU
Accessories: Nestabilities scalloped ovals
Purple buttons
Lilac satin ribbon
White Lace

House Mouse Card

Took a little time from organizing my craft room to make this card.

Stamps: House Mouse & Just A Little Note
Paper: SU Sage Shadow Cardstock
Multi-colored dots designer paper
Watercolor paper

Ink: Memory Black

Embellishments: Cork, Moss satin ribbon, brads,
paper flowers, watercolor pencils, blender pen,
SU punch

Labor Day Plans

We don't have much planned today other than trying to be productive in our workrooms. My husband helped me hang a florescent light over my work table and now I really need to organize. Since we are both on vacation this week, I should get something accomplished. Have a Happy Labor Day everyone!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Friend's Stamp Sale

One of my dear friends, who also works at the library with me is having a sale of all her stamping materials. She is retiring and moving to Georgia at the end of this month and can't take everything with her. It is always great to get paper, stamps, etc.,but I not at the prospect of having a friend move away. I will miss her so much and wish her all the best for the future.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Penny's Challenge #5

My entry for Penny's Wednesday Challenge is title "Love Letter". The image is an ATC card.

Materials used:

Paper: SU More Mustard, Chocolate Chip

Ink: Creamy Caramel

Ivory Lace & Ivory Pearls
Silk flowers sponged with creamy caramel
Flourish made with the Slicer die cut machine.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

MMSC17 Sketch Entry

My entry for the MMSC17 entry is a Sugar Nellie image that I borrowed from my friend Lana.
The card base is SU Ballet Blue. The designer papers are from a pack I purchased at Joann's. The image is matted with SU Basic Black. I used paper flowers in two of the corners, and flower trim in the other two corners. The blue dotted gingham was also purchased at Joann's.