Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Gizmo says Hi blog friends!

Today, I thought I would introduce my blog friends to my new little Malti-tzu puppy named Gizmo.  I purchased him from Glory Ridge Kennels on Monday.  He my Christmas present to myself!  He is the sweetest little guy.  He will be 8 weeks old tomorrow (Thursday). 

I have purchased two other Shih Tzu from Glory Ridge.  I thought they had moved out of the area, but was so glad to find out that they are back in Missouri.  They now reside in Warsaw instead of Richmond, Mo. 

I took Gizmo to the vet this morning and he weighs 2.8 pounds.  Wish he could this size, but he'll grow to around 11 pounds.  

Karen has several Shih Tzu puppies for sale currently and she is expecting another litter of Malti-tzu puppies anytime.  Check out her web site  Even if your not interest in the puppies, the pictures are so cute.  

I'll be back in the next few days with more cards, but can promise when as I'll be playing with my new puppy :)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tilda with holy baby

One week to Christmas! 

I'm working on my special cards for special friends and family members.  Here's one I just completed. 

I stamped Tilda with holy baby with Memento ink and colored the image with Copics. 

The card base is white card stock.  The navy card stock is Bazzill.  The designer paper if from Recollections.  I've also used gold mirror paper as a mat for the image and the sentiment. 

The sentiment stamp was embossed using gold embossing powder.  The stamp is from Hero Arts.  

Copics used are: 

Yellow:  Y11, Y13
Darker blue:  B37, B34, B32
Lighter blue:  BG01, BG000, BG0000
Hair:  E35, E33, E31, E50
Skin:  E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20 and white gel pen

Take care everyone and God bless!  

Monday, December 17, 2012

Gift card holders

Hello everyone! 

As you can see, I have been busy completing orders for gift card holders.  I took be a couple of days to finish all fourteen of them.   At one crop, I used my Silhouette machine to cut out the library pocket holders.  Another few hours was stamping the images.  Then on Friday, I took my Copic markers and stamped images to the Scrapbook Page to use their workroom to spread out and color the images.  Then on Saturday it took all day to put everything together.   It was fun though as I got to spend some quality time with my friend Marg Thomas. 

As you can tell, I used my favorite Magnolia stamps on a lot of the cards.  I did use one LOTV image called Ooops as my customer wanted it for a grandson as it reminded her of him. 

Well now it's time to put them in envelops and deliver them. 

Take care call and God bless! 

Friday, December 7, 2012


Wow it's December and the 7th already!  

Yesterday was fun.  I went to see the movie, Lincoln with my best friend Liz.  It's always great to spend time with buddies!  We had lunch at Lonestar and then went to watch the film.  The acting is great. 

Here's a card I made last week.  It uses a cute design from Art Impressions.  I stamped it and then colored with Copics.  The designer paper is from Echo Park.  I added Liquid Applique and glitter to the card. 

Copics used: 

BG05, BG02, BG00, V15, V12, E11, E00, E000, R20, E35, E33.  I also added some Liquid Pearls for nose. 

Tomorrow is my last craft show for 2012.  It's at the square in Independence, Mo.  at Trinty Episcopal Church in their Fellowship Hall.  The show is from 9 to 3.  

Take care all and be joyful for the blessings you have and the blessing yet to come your way!   God bless. 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Jolly Holiday

Hi all! 

Okay I've gotten hooked on coloring Miss Jolly Tilda from Magnolia stamps...especially in blues!  (Copics used:  B39, B37, B34, B32, E11, E00, E000, E0000, RV10, E35, E33, E50, C3, C1, C00).  This is a square card (5 3/4 inches) with a white Bazzill base.  The next layer is some paper from a 12 X 12 winter blue pad from Recollections.  The deer is part of the paper.  I just had to add a jewel for the reindeer's nose.  I also used Memory Box Bianca Snowflake die cut on the paper.  The sentiment is from Flourishes.  I cut out the Jolly Tilda and popped up her on some cool silver ribbon.  I found the ribbon at Michael's and it's on a spool with Celebrate It as the manufacturer. 

FYI, I got my car back!  I was getting worried and even started checking rental prices.  I have a craft show tomorrow so I had to have something to get me there.  Plus most of my inventory was/is in the backseat of the car from the last show. 

Well, now I've ready to run out to Ink Paper Rubber as they just called and a new die cut is in stock that I ordered.  Hopefully, I'll have time to make at least one card using the Nativity die cut that I ordered. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thinking of You

Hi everyone! 

Today I'm sharing a Thinking of You card I made yesterday.  I was inspired to make this card by a card in the Paper Crafts magazine.  I liked using the baker's twine on this card.  I changed it up some.  In the magazine it was a square card.  Here I made it as an A2 card.   All card stock is Bazzill. 

Now back to making more cards.  At least I'm staying at home to make cards as my car is in the shop getting new struts.  It's taking the mechanic awhile as the bolts are rusted and he's had a hard time removing them.  It was supposed to be a one day job, but now is into the second day.  Hopefully, he can finish up today so I can go buy my powerball tickets for tonight's huge jackpot.  

Take care and God bless!  

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Greetings everyone! 

Today's card is an image from Art Impressions.  I found it at my local Archiver's this past weekend.  When I got it home, I had to stamp it and color it up right away!   I stamped it using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with my Copics. 

Anyone else remember the cartoon or Christmas song about the night the animals talked?  It's a Norwegian story.  The animals all witnessed the birth of the Christ child and a miracle happened that they were able to talk to humans.  They went out to tell the neighbors and were greeted with disbelief.  The ox was the last to be able to speak.  They all lost their human voices before the shepherds arrived. 

There's also a song about how the cow shared the manager for the birth and a dove cooing Jesus to sleep.  It's a favorite of this animal lover! 

The designer paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle and is from a 6 x  6 pad called Winterings.  I'm afraid I don't remember the manufacture of the glitter paper.  I also used the Memory Box Star of Wonder die cut. 

I computer generated the front sentiment which says "Christmas Eve, the night the Animals talked". 

Back to making more cards as I get ready for two crafts shows over the next two weeks. 

Take care all and God bless! 

Monday, November 26, 2012

Leaping deer

Good Morning!

I made this card yesterday morning.  It's based on a design I saw using the Stampin' Up Dasher stamp.  Instead of a stamp, I used the Memory Box Leaping Deer die cut.  The gold paper is shimmer paper from the Paper Company.  I used some dark navy paper from Bazzill.  I add some rhinestones from my stash.  I'm not sure whose sentiment stamp I used.  

To me it's an elegant card for Christmas.  I'll probably even make some using the Stampin' Up Dasher stamp as I pulled it out the other day along with my gold embossing powder. 

Take care all and be back tomorrow with another card.  God bless!  

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Yaya's girl

Hi everyone! 

I hope you had an excellent and blessed Thankgiving.  I also hope you took advantage of Black Friday and Shop Small Saturday.  I know I visited Ink, Paper, Rubber on Friday to take advantage of 30% off sale.  I also stopped at the Scrapbook Page and did some more shopping as well.  Yesterday was spent with lots of friends from BCBSKC who get together with Leanne Gorsuch, our favorite Stampin' Up demonstrator, to make cards. 

Here's a card I completed on Friday for my cousin, Gai.  She wanted a special Christmas card for her granddaughter, Ruby.  Ruby calls Gai, Yaya which Gai tells me is German for grandma.   Ruby wears a pink tutu lots of the time.  So I knew I had to use this cute image from Lili of the Valley (LOTV) stamps call Make a Wish for Ruby's card.  I generated the sentiment on my computer and used some circle Nestabilities for it.  The tree die cut is a die cut from Marianne designs.  The paper is from K & Company. 

I stamped the image using Memento ink and colored it with Copics.  Gold glitter was used on the stars and some fine white glitter was also used on the tutu.  

Well, I have another craft show coming up this Friday at BCBSKC.  I'll be doing another card shower for Jim Lundy.  So I have to get busy making a bunch of Get Well and Thinking of You cards.  It's time to recheck my boards on Pinterest to get ideas for cards.  

Take care and God bless! 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Santa Bear

Wow what a beautiful day!  With temps supposed to hit 70 today, it's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is tomorrow.  However, after returning from grocery shopping, I can sure tell a lot of people our buying their last minute items for their dinners tomorrow.  

Here's a cute card that was designed by Barb Foster for Copic 102 class which was Nov. 15th at The Scrapbook Page. 

It features a stamped image of Santa Bear from Crafter's Companion and has been colored with Copics.  After coloring the bear fur, we used blender solution to add texture to the fur. 

Even though it doesn't show up in the picture, I did had some fine white glitter from PK Glitter to the white on Santa's coat and hat.  

The designer paper is from Reminisce and is called Snowflake Surprise. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and God bless!  

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Hello everyone! 

Yesterday, while exploring Pinterest, I saw a card using this stamp called Winter Fairy.  It's stamp put out by Penny Black Slapstick.  The artist who drew the image is one of my favorites, Mo Manning.   I remember I had purchased the stamp and already had her stamped.  I just was waiting for inspiration and I found it. 

I colored the image with Copics.  After coloring it, I had to make a run to The Scrapbook Page to look for some aqua papers.  I thought the aqua and gold glitter paper were a perfect combination. 

The inspiration card used the Bianca snowflake from Memory Box.  I added a gold snowflake from a Martha Stewart punch.

The sentiment is from Flourishes stamps.

I added glitter to the icicles on her wings and to the snowball that she is  holding.

It feels so good having my Copics back out and coloring!

Take care all and God bless!   

Monday, November 19, 2012


Here's another card I made for the Holiday Bazaar at Our Lady of Perpetual Help sale.  It did sell along with quite a few other cards I made.  It's wasn't the best sale and it definitely wasn't the worst. 

This card features the Honey Suckle Memory Box die cut.  The sentiment says "TLC to you from me. 

The embossing folder and ribbon is from my stash.   I took some white pearls and colored them with a Copic marker to make them blue. 

Take care everyone and God bless!  

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Something for You

Here's a card I did the other day. 

I stamped Something for You Tilda and colored her with Copics and then cut her out. 

The sentiment is from Flourishes.  I also used two Memory Box Snowflake corner dies on this card.  

I'm trying to finish up a few extra cards before the craft show later today at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Kansas City, KS.  Today's hours are from 3 to 7.  Nothing like last minute creativity!  

Take care and God bless! 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hello everyone! 

Where has November gone?  I can't believe that next week is Thanksgiving already.  I've been doing craft shows.  I have another this weekend at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Kansas City, Missouri this weekend. 

At the last craft show my cousin, Gai, was my best customer.   She called me earlier this week and is claiming she will be my best customer this weekend too.  She had a request for some Thinking of You type cards.  She has a step brother who is under going treatments for prostrate cancer.  I wanted to make a special card for her to send.  So it was down to the bookcase that houses my Magnolia stamps.  I found this sweet image called Cuddly Siblings.  It is from the Sweet Crazy Love collection. 

I've used some DP from Echo Park.  The sentiment in front says "Sending a Hug" and inside it says "because you can never have too many".  It was stamped with Adirondack Earthtones Pitch Black dye ink pad.  It was colored with Copics.  I've also sprinkled some very fine white glitter on the ruffles of Tilda's skirt.  The glitter is from PK Glitter. 

If you're in the KC area, the show at the church is from 3 to 7 on Saturday and 10 to 7 on Sunday.  I'll be there with lots of cards. 

Take care and God bless! 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Here Comes Santa Claus

Hello everyone!

First off to all my friends and family east of the Mississippi, stay safe!  May Sandy due minimum damage in your area.  Remember you all are in my prayers. 

Here's another card just finished.  It was inspired my card I saw by the Flourishes design team and it was on Pinterest.

The desiger paper is from Echo Park.  The solids are from Bazzill.  The boot was stamped on to Cryogen white using Adirondack Earthtones Pitch Black ink.  The image was then colored with Copics.

The scallop border is a punch from Stampin' Up.  The snowflake is a Martha Stewart punch.  The card measures 4 1/4 X 5 1/2.  

Copics used:

yellow/gold:  YR00, YR21, YR24
reds:  R20, R24, R27, R29
greens:  G20, G21, G24, G28
cool grays:  C1, C3, C5, C7
warm grays:  W1, W3, W7, 100  

Take care all and God bless! 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Christmas is

Hello everyone.  I hope you are having a blessed Sunday. 

Here's a simple card that I've been thinking about for about a week and just got around to making it.  It was inspired by a quotation I saw on Pinterest that says "Christmas is not about the presents, but about his presence". 

My base card is a deep navy blue Bazzill card stock.  I generated the sentiment on my computer and printed it on white Georgia Pacific card stock.  I then took some scraps from some new Echo Park designer paper that I had used on Wednesday on another card.  Then out of some silver paper mirror card stock from Hot Off the Press, I cut the bows using the Memory Box Crisp Bows die cut.   The end of the sentiment is on the inside of the card. 

I love blue so this card really speaks to me.  I'll be back later this week.  It will be a busy one as I get ready for a craft show on Saturday, November 3rd at Basehor High School.  I have also signed up for two more shows.  Another one in November and one in December.  

Take care and God bless! 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Happy Sunday! 

Yesterday's craft show was not very good for me.  Yes, I sold some cards, but not enough to make my booth and table fee back.  At least,  I got a lot of things ready for the craft show at Basehor High School on Saturday, November 3rd.  I was able to figure out categories of cards I need to have on hand.  Sympathy and Wedding/Anniversary are some that I need to concentrate on making over the next two weeks. 

Here's a card I made last week for my sister-in-law, Dixie, who had requested a card for a friend who became a US citizen. 

I used Tilda with a Lacy flag by Magnolia stamps for my image.  I colored her with Copics.  I used a circle Nestabilities die along with the stars.  The designer paper is from BoBunny.  I generated the sentiment on my computer. 

Take care everyone and God bless!  

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Happy Thursday everyone! 

This morning when I got up, I thought about driving down to Branson for the day.  However, I read an e-mail from a friend about a craft show this Saturday in Smithville, Mo.  So I called the lady in charge and yeah I can get into the show.  So it was out to Archiver's and Hobby Lobby to pick up a few things and back home to make some more cards. 

I was going to take a picture of some from a class that I attended earlier this month, but I need batteries for my camera.  Just one more thing on my list to pick up. 

Here's a Christmas card I did awhile back that I had not posted.  It's one that will be at this weekend's craft show. 

The craft show is at the Vine of Life's Bazaar.  The address is 610 Commercial Ave in Smithville, Mo.  If you make it that way the hours are 8 to 4 p.m.  If you do make to Smithville, stop by and say Hi!  

The card features the snowflake tree die cut from Memory Box.  The letters for "Noel" are from Memory Box's typewriter lower case set. 

Take care my friends and God bless!  

Monday, October 15, 2012


Happy Monday everyone. 

Today I have a very simple Christmas card to share with you. 

My base card is white card stock that measures 4 1/4 X 5 1/2.  My next layer is red mirror card stock that measures 4 X 5 1/4.  My next layer is white shimmer card stock that measures 3 3/4 X 5.  I used my Bubble Joy Memory Box die and popped it up onto the red mirror paper. 

So easy!  

Back tomorrow with more cards!  

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Silver and white poinsettia

Happy Sunday everyone. 

I really love making cards with the new poinsettia die from Poppy stamps.  Here's a card I did earlier in the week. 

On the embossed edges of poinsettia, I added silver glitter from PK glitter.  It's fine glitter that comes in a salt shaker!  How cool is that.  

I've used Bling white card stock from Bazzill.  I've forgotten the manufacturer of the silver glitter paper.  I just love it and was about out so I bought to more 12 x 12 sheets of it the other day at the Scrapbook Page. 

I've embossed Merry Christmas in silver tinsel embossing powder from Ranger.  The silver ribbon is from May arts.  I used a Sizzix foler the criss cross embossed center. 

Be back tomorrow with some class cards.  

Take care and God bless!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Memory box Halloween cards

                                                        Country home and swooping bats

                                                         Forest bird and grove branch

                                                                Ghosts in the graveyard

                                                                    Great Pumpkin

                                                                          Spider Web

Hi everyone.  Wow has this week gone fast. 

I attended three card classes within the last 10 days and I will share all the cards with you over the next couple of days. 

Today's cards were created by Julie Case at the Scrapbook Page for her monthly Memory Box card class which I attended on Monday.  She does most of the work for us so mostly it's just the putting together that we have to do.  For the above five cards she used 14 Memory Box die cuts.  I'll list the die cuts at the end of this posting.  For the designer papers, they are from Reminisce. 

On the Great Pumpkin card she used green felt and green florist wire. 

Tomorrow I'll share more cards with you.  They'll either be four cards from the Elegant Christmas card class going on at Archiver's or from a Penny Black Christmas card class from Ink, Paper, and Rubber. 

Of course I've been making some of my own cards so they'll show up too.  

Have a great Friday.  God Bless!  

Memory box dies:

Grove Branch                Forest Bird
Country House              Swooping Bats
Ghost Trio                     Graveyard Landscape
Debutant Frame             Spider Web Frame
Creepy Spider               Dangling Spider
Great Pumpkin              Glowing Pumpkin Face
Fresh Leaves                 Tender leaves

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Rustic Poinsettia card

Earlier today I was at Ink, Paper, and Rubber and saw the new Paper Crafts Holiday Cards & More magazine.  In it was a card called Rustic Poinsettia card.  It used the Spellbinders Poinsettia die (which I probably have somewhere), but I decide to use the new Poppy Stamp Poinsettia die. 

I had some white felt so I started die cutting.  Love it!  

When my friends and I discovered the Memory Box die cuts, we purchased quite a bit felt.  Now I'm finally getting around to using it.   Be sure to tune in tomorrow to see a card done with some other colors of felt. 

The sentiment is from Hero Arts. 

Take care call and God bless! 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Peace, Love, Joy

Happy Tuesday everyone. 

On Saturday I discovered that the Scrapbook Page had received the 19 new dies from Poppy stamps.  The first die I decide to use of the 11 (yes, 11 of the 19) that I had bought was the Poinsettia die cut.  I cut the leaves out of green card stock.  The next three layers of the poinsettia were cut from two different red card stock pieces.  I finally cut the last layer using a shimmer gold card stock. 

I layered everything together using glue dots.  I just love it!  I can't wait to try different color combinations.  As you know poinsettias just aren't red anymore.  I've seen blue and pink.  I'm thinking of doing a white poinsettia and then doing the veins in gold glitter.  

Anyway, the card base is the same green as the leaves.  Next came a smaller layer of white card stock.  I stamped the Hero Arts sentiment using VersaColor evergreen pigment ink.  I then added gold glitter domes to the top of the poinsettia and in the top right hand corner. 

I also stamped inside the card another Hero Arts sentiment which reads "Wishing you peace, happiness, and the warmth of the season."  It was also stamped in evergreen pigment ink. 

Have a great day everyone.  It's off to cut some more poinsettias using my new favorite die cut from Poppy stamps. 

God bless! 

Sunday, September 30, 2012


I saw this cute card on Pinterest the other day and I just had to copy it. 

It's a very simple card to make.  I used a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch white card base.   For the next two layers, I glued a 4 X 5 1/4 piece of black card stock to a 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 piece of orange card stock.  I then wrapped those two layers with a piece of orange ribbon and a piece of black gingham ribbon.  I took two other pieces of ribbon to tie a knot. 

Glue those layers to the white card stock.  Add googly eyes.  The card that inspired me had Boo stamped in white.  I used my Memory Box lower case typewriter letters and cut boo! out of a piece of white card stock. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Happy Birthday - Paint the town

I saw this card last week on Pinterest. 

I knew I had the cityscape die cut from Memory Box, but I didn't think I had the sentiment.  So I headed to one of local scrapbook stores to ask about it and no, they were not familiar with the stamp.  So I went to another store and Jen looked up the sentiment and guess what?  It's from a Penny Black clear set called Paint the Town.   Jen promised she would look to see if she could order it for me.  As I drove home, I thought about it and decided I needed to check my Penny Black stamp sets.  Yes, I had it.  So I called Jen to let her know not to order it for me.  Just shows I have way too many stamps as I can't keep track of what I have :) 

To get the "painted town" effect, I used my brayer with dye ink from Kaleidacolor.  I used the Spectrum stamp set.  I then cut on the cityscape with the Memory Box die.  The sentiment has been heat embossed onto the white with white embossing power.  The ribbon is from May Arts. 

I'm sure I'm going to make up a couple more of these cards as I know of two birthdays coming up where I'll need cards for me to send. 

Take care all and God bless! 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Nutcracker Sweet

Happy Monday everyone! 

I was so happy last week to finally get my hands on the Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet paper.  Ever since one of our local scrapbook stores showed pictures from CHA of this paper, I have had my name on the list to get the product when it arrived.  I knew I wanted to use it with the Lady Dancer die cut from Memory Box. 

I just love her and the paper too.  I also used the Tiffany Frame die cut from Memory Box.  \

I'm crafting away today so I'll have more pictures of cards all week. 

Have a great day and God bless! 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Deer card for Christmas

Happy Sunday all! 

As you can tell this last week I got lots of cards made.  I hope I do as well this coming week. 

This card uses the new Memory Box deer die cut. 

I used black and gold shimmer papers from The Paper Company for this card.  I used the negative image  from the black paper.  I embossed the Merry Christmas in gold embossing powder.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts.  I added at each corner a gold glitter dome.  

Yesterday, my friend Julie Case did a Halloween make n' take at the Scrapbook Page.  I stopped to see her and talk.  We really had a great time.  That card will be posted in the next couple of days.  I want to tweak it bit by putting some black stickles on it. 

Take care and God bless!  

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Card and Scrapbook page for my friend's baby shower

Happy Saturday everyone! 

Last night at The Scrapbook Page we had a scrapbook baby shower for our friend Shannon Bennes.  Shannon's baby is due October 31st.  This will be her fourth child.  Instead of gifts, we were to give Shannon completed scrapbook pages. 

Now I'm better at cards then I am doing actually pages.  However, I do spend time online and I found a cute layout.  The bottom picture is my page I did for Shannon.  While Shannon has been carrying the baby, it's name has been pumpkin.  So I thought doing a fall related Welcome Home page would be appropriate for Shannon brings the little one home from the hospital. 

The card is one I did earlier this week.  It uses the Petite Umbrella Memory Box die cut.  I also used Memory Box alphabet die cuts for the Welcome Home and for Pumpkin.  All designer papers are from BoBunny. 

That's it for today.  Have a great weekend and God bless! 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Bike Riding amongst the fall leaves

This card is similar to the project of the month on the Memory Box website.   I love my Memory box dies! 
I stamped "Happy Everything" on this card. 

This card used the debutante frame, brand new bicycle and orchard tree frame die cuts. 

Have a great Friday and I'll be back tomorrow with another card.  

God bless! 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Thinking of you

I had a blast yesterday creating cards with my friends in my Wednesday group that meets at a local scrapbook store (The Scrapbook Page).  

The store had their garage sale this past weekend and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I made.  So part of the fun yesterday was using my store credit from the sale to purchase some new Memory Box and Poppy dies. 

Here's a card I saw on Pinterest that I just had to copy.  It uses three dies from Memory Box.  I'm going to have to do more of this design and in different colors.  I can see using this design with other sentiments too.  

I made seven cards yesterday with six different designs so I'll have more cards to share the next few days.  

Have great day and God bless! 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Black and Gold Christmas ornament

Happy Labor Day everyone! 

What a great rain we had on Friday and Saturday.  According to the weather folks, my area of Kansas City, Kansas got almost five inches.  We may even get more rain tonight and again Wednesday morning.  I'm so ready for this drought to be over!  

Here's a card I did and it was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest.  The white card stock is Georgia Pacific.  The gold and black papers are mirror card stock. 

I used the Tessatina border die cut and two ornament die cuts from Memory Box.  The Merry Christmas sentiment if from Sweet n' Sassy.  I used baker's twine to hang the ornament. 

Have a great day everyone and God bless!  

Friday, August 31, 2012

Simple Thanks card

Finally Isaac's rains have made it to Wyandotte County in Kansas.  Hope we get about an inch or more as we're over 12 inches behind in rain total for the year. 

Here's a card I made yesterday.  I used the Thanks die cut from Memory Box.   The black paper is mirror paper.  The white cardstock is Georgia Pacific.  The rhinestones are from Hero Arts. 

It's a very simple card and I saw a similar card in a paper crafting magazine that inspired me. 

Have a great Friday everyone. 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Home Sweet Home

Hi all!

Here's a card I did using all Memory Box die cuts and designer paper.  The tree was cut out of Cryogen white paper and colored with my Copic markers.  I used five different Memory Box dies on this card.  They were the tree, house, fence, butterflies, and grass. 

After I took this picture I added a "thinking of you" sentiment across the upper left hand corner. 

Take care and God bless. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Riley's getting back in shape

I received a request yesterday to make a couple of cards for a scrapbooking friend from our Wednesday group.  She wanted something rehab like for two male friends.  One is recovering from a stroke and another is recovering from a heart attack. 

So I dug out an old Riley stamp and colored him with Copics.  Wow it's been quite awhile since had my Copics out!  It was fun coloring again.  

The designer paper is from a My Mind's Eye and is from a 6 X 6 pad called On The Bright Side. 

Take care and God bless!  

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Shall I play for you on my drum?

Happy Tuesday everyone! 

Oh where oh where did the cooler weather go?  Okay, 93 won't be as hot as 103, but I like 83 or less a lot better.  It will come Gail, be patient.  Hopefully along with some desperately needed rain! 

Today's card features the new drum die cut from Memory Box.  This card was designed by my friend Julie Case.  I just had to make a copy of her card.   The designer paper is from Authentic.   I've used mirror paper in red and gold for the drum.  The mirror paper is from The Paper Company.  They were here in KC back on July 20th at a stamp show at the KCI Expo center.  It was one of the booths where I did spend some $$$. 

Have a great day everyone and God bless!  

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Happy Birthday

Happy Sunday everyone!

Here's another card I made the other night while cropping. 

I used the small typewriter alphabet die cut set from Memory Box to cut the letters and used the hibiscus flower die cut also from Memory Box. 

All papers and card stock (except for the white base card) are from DCWV.  The white card base is from Georgia Pacific.  

Hope you all have a good day and God bless! 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sending a hug

Hello all! 

I hope you are enjoying your Saturday.  It's been a beautiful morning here in Kansas City, KS.  We've finally cooled off, but oh are we in desperate need of rain.  We're in extreme drought conditions.  We had a shower earlier this week, but I'm not even sure there was enough rain to wet the pavement.  When you know all the weather guy forecasts is sprinkles, you're not going to get much.  

Yesterday evening I cropped with friends at the Scrapbook Page.  The above card is one of two cards designs I made.  It was inspired by a card on Pinterest.  Only the sentiment was changed.  

The stamp set is from Inky Antics.  I love it as they give you a sentiment for the front of the card and one for inside.  So inside the card I stamped "because you can never have too many!"  

I used two different Memory Box die cuts on this card.  Sorry I don't remember the names of the two dies and I'm being lazy this morning so I haven't gone out to the Memory Box web site to get the names of the die cuts.  

I'll share the other card with you tomorrow. 

Take care all and God bless!  

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

With Sympathy

HI all! 

Unfortunately as we get older it seems we need to keep too many sympathy cards around.   Here's one that I made last week.  It uses a circle nestability and two die cuts from Memory Box (Lorelei leaf and perched bird).  

I saw a similar card on Pinterest.  It was a long and narrow card so I adapted it for my favorite A2 size card. 

Have a great Tuesday and God bless!  

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Thanks Rainbow colors

Happy Sunday everyone! 

I have a baby shower later today.  I'm so excited that my niece Jamie Malec is having a little girl.  Grant will bet to be a big brother.  

Earlier this week I made the above card.  I love the new alphabet dies from Memory Box.  I want to use the negative images with the letters, but haven't got brave enough yet to break the dies apart.  I'm scared I'll lose a letter die.  So instead, I'm building up a cache of extra letters from cutting the entire alphabet at the same time.  

I cut 1 x 2 inch strips of the different rainbow colors.  I then used a corner rounder on the  top corners.  The sticks are from the Memory Box drum die cut. 

Have a great day everyone.  God Bless! 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Ghostly Halloween

This past week was great fun.  I was able to get with my card making and scrapbooking friends twice this week.  The first time we gathered this week was on Monday night.  This was so my friend Julie Case could join us.  She's working full time now so she can only join us in the evenings or weekends and this past Monday night was the only free evening at the Scrapbook Page.

I had bought this cute Halloween paper from Reminisce that contains 12 cute retro Halloween pictures.  I had already cut one out and made a card which I'll share later.  I then had selected this cutie.  I also knew I wanted to use the new Memory Box ghost die cuts on it.  So I purchased the die cut and went back to the crafting area in the store.  In comes Julie and as she shares the cards she had done as samples for the store, I saw the above layout.  I just had to duplicate it as it was so cute!  

The background paper with the pumpkins is from Graphic 45.  All papers are Bazzill.  I've added Diamond Stickles to the ghosts.  

I'll have more to share with you from the cards we made on Monday night and during the day on Wednesday later.

Have a great Saturday everyone and God bless!  

Sunday, August 5, 2012

A butterfly hello

Here's another card I did for the card shower for my friend who is fighting a stage 4 cancer.  It features three memory box die cuts.  

The base card is black, then a white piece of card stock then the dies.  

I was so happy to see my friend today, but there were tears too as I know he is fighting an uphill battle with his cancer.  I'm  not even sure he is in his 50's yet, but that's the way it is cancer.  It doesn't care your age, sex or race. 

Prayers for all cancer patients not just Jim are said every night!  

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Lorelei leaf die cut cards

Good Morning everyone!  We actually had rain this morning what a wonderful blessing.   Wish we had got more but will rejoice in what we did receive.  

Yesterday, I met one of my Wednesday gal's at the Scrapbook Page to make cards.  My goal was to make 10 cards so that I could sell them tomorrow at the craft show at BCBSKC.  

For two of the cards I used the Lorelei leaf die cut.  As you can see I cut the leaf out of some light yellow cardstock from Bazzill.  I used the negative image on one card and used the positive image on the other card. 

On the card with the negative image I tied a piece of May Arts ribbon.  On the other card I used some baker's twine and a button. 

These two cards will be on sale tomorrow. 

Have great day everyone!  

Monday, July 30, 2012

Card for card shower for my friend Jim Lundy

The above card is a reproduction of a card that I saw at Ink, Paper, Rubber in Overland Park, KS.   It's going to be one of the cards I'm going to have for sale at BCBSKC for a $1.00.  That price will be for folks who will buy a card so we can shower my friend Jim Lundy with cards.  He's been on medical leave from work for cancer treatment.  

I will be at BCBSKC this Friday, August 3rd,  for a craft show from 10 to 2.  Hopefully we'll get quite a few cards ready to send to Jim. 

This card features the poppy die cut from Memory box.  Both designer papers are also from Memory Box.  

Have a blessed day everyone!