Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Give Thanks Today

Hi everyone! 

I just got back from a card class at Ink, Paper, Rubber in Overland Park, KS.  It was a class based on lot of the new Penny Black Christmas stamps and die cuts.  I will be taking pictures of the cards hopefully tomorrow as today is very cloudy and dreary.  Not the best for taking pictures indoors or outdoors.  Plus stuff is wet outside.  I'm glad we're getting the rain.  We needed it. 

I had not shared one of cards from the October 23rd class at Scrapbook Etc. in Topeka, KS.  So here it is.  It used papers from the November Place in Time paper from Graphic 45. 

Well back to making cards for this weekend's craft sale.  I'm also meeting my Stampin Up! friend and demonstrator Leanne Gorsuch later this evening so I can pick up my latest order.  I can't wait to try the thinlits die cuts.  

Take care all and God bless! 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Bluebell Looking

Hi everyone! 

Okay I admit I have a stamp addiction.  There's just so many cute stamps out there and I do end up with a lot of them.  I recently discovered Wild Rose Studio stamps.  These images are really super cute and they remind me of stamps from Lily of The Valley.  Both are companies from the United Kingdom, but on Wild Rose stamps are sent to the US for our retailers to sell.  

I recently purchased this stamp called Bluebell Looking.  I'm going to do something with this card that I haven't done for awhile.  I'm entering into a challenge at

I stamped the image using Memento ink and colored her with my Copics.  I also used some Memory Box and Poppy stamps die cuts on the card.  The designer papers are from Lily of the Valley.  The gold pearls are from my stash.   I added some Stickles to the berries and to the snowflakes.  

I all hope you have a great day and God bless!  

Monday, October 28, 2013

Candy Claus

Hi everyone! 

It's been a lovely day here in Kansas City.  Probably the nicest day we will have this week.  We're supposed to get some rain later tonight and it's supposed to last through Wednesday.  I'm not complaining as we do need the rain.   I have a water garden and due to evaporation, I have to add water to it.  I'd rather let Mother Nature add the water.  

Here's today's card.  I really love this year's release of House Mouse stamps from Stampendous.  This one is called Candy Claus.  He's pretty much colored like one I saw on Pinterest from  I love the denims.  Of course if anything is blue, it pretty much catches my eye.   I also have never colored white with BV23 before.  I've usually used one of C's, but I do like using it.   I've also used a MB snowflake in the upper right corner. 

Well onto making more cards.  I have a craft show on 11/2 and it's usually my best show of the year so I really want to have a good inventory of cards.  I've also got one card complete that I'm thinking about using for a card challenge.   I have until 11/11 to post it.  I haven't tried a card challenge for awhile so I might just give it a go.  

Back to work now.  Take care and God bless! 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

November Blessings

Hi everyone!

Today I'm sharing another card that I made at the Graphic 45 class at Scrapbook Etc. in Topeka KS.  This month's class used the November Place in Time designer paper.  I just love how Ruth took different piece from one sheet of paper to design her cards.   For this card, she took "Blessings" from a word strip on the sheet and placed (actually she popped it up, but I didn't notice that) and put it on top of the tree image.  All the papers were edged with Vintage Photo Distress ink.  I think Ruth used Rusty Hinges, but me I wasn't paying attention.  I'm not one of those people who have to have a card exactly like the designers.   If I can find some yellow twine I'll probably make another one of these cards too.

Take care all and God bless. 

Friday, October 25, 2013

Give Thanks

Hi everyone!

On Wednesday I attended card making class in Topeka, KS. at Scrapbook Etc.  Over the past year they have featured cards using designer papers from the Place in Time series from Graphic 45.  This was the first time I was actually able to make a class.  A few times I was able to buy kits for a month, but to make sure I got Thanksgiving cards and next month Christmas cards,  I signed up for classes.  

This is a 4 x 6 card.  The card base is deep chocolate brown.  I really love how Ruth used up almost every piece of a sheet of 12 x 12 paper.  

I'll be sharing the other three cards from the class over the next few days. 

I've also started copying some of these designs and putting my take on them.  

Take care and God bless!  

Thursday, October 24, 2013


Hi everyone! 

Here's a cutie that I finished on Tuesday.  The layout for this card pretty much copies a card that I did at Remember This Remember That Monday night; however, it featured a pre-printed image from some designer paper that the store had.   I just loved the layout and I know it will be used many more times. 

This card features a stamped image from Pure Innocence line of My Favorite Things stamps.  It's called Cornucopia.  I stamped it onto Blend It Express paper and with my Copics colored the skin, hair, shoes, grass and the cornucopia.  The hair bow, jacket and dress were stamped onto some Bo Bunny designer paper called Autumn Song.  I've used the 6 x 6 paper not the 12 x 12.  I cut out the portions of the paper I needed and paper pieced them on to this sweet little girl. 

I also stamped a pumpkin (from Two Paper Divas) on to some of same designer paper.  I stamped it three times and then cut out each layer of the pumpkin.  The last layer was popped up.  I also used a couple of sprigs cut out of the same designer paper (the stripes) and used the Poppy Stamps Garden Sprig die cut to cut them.  

The doily behind the matted image is one that I bought at one of big craft stores in their cake supply area.  I really love this card.  I'm not sure if I'll keep it or if it will be available for sale.  I guess I can always make a second one then I can do both. 

Thanks for looking, take care, and God bless! 

Monday, October 21, 2013


Hello everyone!  

My second craft show of the season is now complete.  It wasn't that good $$$ wise, but it's always nice to get out and meet new people.   There was one other lady selling cards at the craft show.  When we talked (she was in a different building), I had sold more cards than her.  We definitely had two different styles of display.  She had multiples of the same card and all were from Stampin Up.   Me my style is that I rarely make the same card twice and I purchase stamps and die cuts from about every company out there.  She also only had one table and I had two.  

My next show will be Saturday, November 2nd at Basehor High School in western Kansas City, KS.  

Today's card is one that I made especially for this past weekend's craft show at the Vine of Life church.  I though that with the nice sentiment about faith it would sell.  It didn't so it will be available for purchase at the show in Basehor.  

My base card is white card stock.  The next is black.  The next is a pretty pink, but my picture does not show it very well.   I stamped the sentiment which is from Sweet and Sassy stamps in black ink.  The die cut is from Cottage Cutz.   The rhinestones are from my stash. 

Take care all and God bless!  

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Joyful Christmas Wishes

Hi everyone! 

Today's card features stamps from the Joyful Christmas set from Stampin Up! 

I stamped the Poinsettia with Versamark and then heat embossed it using some glittery silver embossing powder from Ranger. 

I then used a few remaining pieces of designer paper from Stampin' Up!  called Winter Feast.  I've got more on order, but probably won't get it until late next week.  I'm still waiting on my friend and demonstrator Leanne Gorsuch to place my order. 

I added a few clear rhinestones to the center of the poinsettia. 

Have a great day and God bless! 

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Glory to God

Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a blessed Sunday. 

Today's card has a three different stamping companies products. 

The designer paper and card stock is from Stampin Up! and it's from their Winter Frost set.  I've also used Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana card stock. 

The stamp is from Our Daily Bread and has been stamped in Stampin Up's Bermuda Bay ink. 

I've used Poppy Stamps die cuts for the poinsettia and sprigs.  

Take care and God Bless! 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Calm Christmas

Hi everyone! 

My apologies to all as I really had hoped to post this card on Thursday.  However, my USB cord I use to transfer pictures from my camera to my computer bit the dust.  I don't know if I stepped on it and crushed the end that goes into the camera or if Gizmo had crunched on it, but either way it was toast.  I then went out to the computer store on Thursday to get a new cord.  I thought I had purchased the right one, but when I got home, it did not fit.  I didn't have time on Friday to go to the computer store so I waited until today.  

I tried exchanging the cord I bought, but I couldn't find one with the correct piece to go into my camera (I had my camera with me).  So I was directed to the store's camera department and lucky for me I got a gentleman who knew his camera stuff.  He looked at my camera and knew right away that the store did not have what I needed.  He told me about another store not too far away that might have what I needed.  I wasn't too happy because what if the other store didn't have what I needed either so I told the salesman that all I wanted to do was transfer photos from my camera to the computer.  He then suggested a Card Reader/Writer.  I was afraid of what they would cost, but boy did I get a pleasant surprise.  The card reader was much cheaper than the USB cord.  So I happily went to the exchange disk and got a refund for over $15.  

The only trouble I had was trying to figure how to get my memory card out of my camera.  Once I googled it, I found out how simple that was too.  Just push down on the memory card to eject.  So I learned a lot about my camera and computers today.  

Today's card is almost all Stampin' Up products.  The only things that aren't Stampin Up are the white card stock and the pearls.  The stamp and sentiment are from the Calm Christmas set.  

I was at a Stampin Up! get together today and I took this card along with others with me and one of the other ladies ordered four of my cards.   That always makes me feel really good. 

Take care all and God bless!  

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Winter Frost and Flurry

Hi everyone!

Last week I called my good friend and Stampin Up! demonstrator Leanne Gorsuch and ordered some stamps, dies, paper, and card stock. I had seen a card on Pinterest that I knew I just had to copy. The supplies arrived yesterday evening.

My card front is slightly different as the original card designer had used an embellishment that I think was a brad...and well I'm not a brad girl at all. So I used some small clear rhinestones around the snowflake instead.

For the inside of the card,  I Googled to find a sentiment that I liked about snow and found the one shown in the 2nd picture by Bing Crosby.  I also used a Memory Box snowflake on the inside of the card.

I think I may have to place another order and get some more of the Winter Frost designer paper when I see Leanne on Saturday.

Stampin Up supplies used:  Festive Flurry stamps and die cuts,   Winter Frost desiger paper.  Bermuda Bay ink.  

Take care all, thanks for looking, and God bless!  

Monday, October 7, 2013

Bears Christmas

Hi everyone! 

Today's card is copy of a card that I saw on Friday at Scrapbook Etc. in Topeka, Ks.  It was so cute that I had to purchase the stamp from Wild Rose Studio and the designer paper from Reminisce called Christmas Holly.  

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  I'll list the Copics at the end of this post.  

I also used three Poppy Stamps die cuts.  They are the Grand Madison Window, Small Blooming Poinsetta, and Garden Sprig. 

After cutting the window out of white card stock I sponged ot with Distress Ink Tea Dye.  I added a small gold rhinestone in the center of poinsetta. 

I am going to have so much fun making Christmas cards this year as I have bought a lot of beautiful Christmas stamps and die cuts. 

Take care and God bless!

Copics used: 

Bears:  E37, E34, E33 and E31
Tree:  G29, G28, G24
Ornaments and Red Packages:  R37, R35
Garland:  Y26, Y17
Bows and stars:  B04, B02
Chair:  E44, E43, E42

Sunday, October 6, 2013


Hi everyone! 

Well one of seven craft shows has been completed.  The next one isn't until October 19th.  I'm hoping in that almost two week period I can get more cards made. 

Today's card features stamps from Art Impressions.  I believe the set is called Celeste.  I just love the humor in this stamp set.   I must admit it reminded me of some of my in-laws and some in-laws of those in-laws. 

I stamped the images using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored the image with Copic markers.  The designer paper is from Graphic 45 (French Country).  

Copics used: 

Hair:  C3, C1
Skin:  E11, E00, E000, E0000, R20
Blouse:  Y15, Y13, Y11
Pants:  YG99, YG95, YG93
Earrings, Bracelet, Shoes, Lips: E07
Wine: V06 with Glossy Accents on the glass

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Esthetician Graduation

Hi everyone!

Today I'm sharing a card with you that I did for my cousin's daughter-in-law's graduation as an Esthetician.

I got to admit that my cousin's request has me stumped as I wasn't sure what to create.  I discussed with my massage therapist and she is the one that came up with the idea of changing an older woman to a younger girl. 

Once I had that idea in my mind, I knew which stamps to use and since I wanted to use fairly large three stamps, I decide to make a 4 x 9 tri-fold card.

On the front I used Tilda with a Star Wand stamp.  The older lady (her name is Celeste) sitting on the couch is from Art Impressions.  I then used Tilda with Love Potion for the final stamp.  All images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  All designer paper is from Basic Grey.   All sentiments were computer generated using Microsoft Word.

I know my cousin will appreciate the humor in this card and I hope Darcy will too!