Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Sympathy for friend lost

I belong to a couple of rubber stamping/card making groups on the internet.  I've made some really good friends in these groups - even though I've only ever met a couple of them in person.  Recently one of our members whom I considered a good friend died unexpectedly.  It is a great loss to so many of us in the group, and she will be greatly missed.

I made this sympathy card to send to her family.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Don't be shy about your birthday!

I went back to one of my favorite older digi stamps to make a birthday card for a friend.  This is birthday shy bear.  I still have so much fun coloring up the shy bear images.  I used a new die on the background and added some glitter.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

A different fold

I played around with a different kind of card fold this weekend.  You can get two cards from one piece of card stock!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Some miscellaneous cards

Just sharing a few miscellaneous cards that I made a while back.  

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Tweet Cards

Here's a couple of cards I made for a swap.  The theme was spring, and I thought birds fit the bill.  

Friday, August 24, 2018

Spotlighting Fall

The two card swap that I join in every month had a Fall card using the spotlighting technique for August's swap.  I created three cards so I could send an extra to a friend.  I used a tree image and watercolor pens to color my spotlighted area.  This was a super fun swap.  I have always loved the spotlight technique. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Putting on miles

My boss used be a big race car driver and has just recently gotten back into it.  Plus, he collects a lot of old vehicles.  So, I thought an "oldometer" card for his upcoming birthday would be appropriate. 

Sunday, August 19, 2018

more folded books

I've been working more folded books and thought I'd share them with you.  The first one is one I made for a sister. 

This is one I made for my grandsons

and this last one is one I'm donating to an auction that raises money for the local animal shelter.  I'm currently working on one that is dog themed. 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Flower Quartette

Here's a card I made using another new die.  I really love the simplicity of it.  

Here's one I made with just one of the flowers from the same die set.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Winter Holly

I recently  joined a two card swap and the theme was Christmas.  I made a background of different hues of blue distress inks and then used some white texture paste on a snowflake stencil.  Once that was dry, I used the same stencil and a damp baby wipe to create more subtle snowflakes. 
I used a new die of a holly branch stretching across three windows and fixed it to the background layer.  Then I just added some little red berries and some sequins and stamped a greeting. 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Spirit infused barbecue sauce

Hi everyone.  Part of my Kroger mission was to use this new spirit infused barbecue sauce. Kroger sent me a free jar of Private Selection Kentucky Bourbon craft barbecue sauce, several recipes, and some coupons to share.   I chose to make some barbecue thighs in the oven.  I know it would be much tastier grilling them, but my grill is out of commission at the moment.  I have to say though that this sauce is out of this world delicious!  I baked the chicken at 400° for 25 minutes and then I turned the oven to 425° and basted the thighs with the barbecue sauce and baked them for 7 minutes.  Then I flipped the thighs and basted them again and baked for another 7 minutes.    I continued basting and flipping every 7 minutes until the chicken was cooked through. This creates the wonderful charred bits that you get when grilling!  I couldn't resist licking my fingers every time I flipped the thighs.  This stuff is delicious, and I will use it on so many things.  

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Birthday Elephants

I just love elephants for birthday cards for some reason.  Here are three I've made recently. 

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Outlawz Tulip Border

Hi everyone!  The Freebie Progressive Challenge at the Outlawz is up!  This month we were given the beautiful Tulip Border from Sheepski Designs.  I really enjoyed working with this beautiful image.

I debossed some of the tulips from the back to give some dimension, but it's hard to see on the computer screen.  I hope you will come look at the Outlawz and see what everyone else has done with this image, there are some really great creations. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

More bird cards

I just had so much fun playing with that last distressed ink background that I had to made another couple of cards.  This one is using brand new background dies.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Two swap cards

Here are a couple of cards I made for two card swap where the theme was nature.  I used distress inks and splashed with a little water.  These birds are just so cute.  Fun cards to make!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Trial and error

I made this birthday while trying out a new 3D die. This is the first time I used this die, and there is a small learning curve. I know I messed up on a couple of things. One thing is the top layer will get glued on top of the fold tab next time! Overall it was a fun card to make though!

Sunday, June 3, 2018

summer cards

Just sharing a couple more swap cards I made.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Swap cards

I recently joined a swap where we were all sent the same items to work with to create a card.  It was fun seeing how everyone's creation was different.  Here are the two cards I made.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Mother's Day cards

Here are a couple of mother's day cards I made.  One for my daughter and one for niece who celebrated her 1st mother's day as a mother.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Merry Birthday?

My sister didn't get a Christmas present from me this year because she couldn't think of anything she really wanted and she didn't want me to just go out and buy something just to buy something.  So, I told her if she thought of anything later she could let me know - so all this time she's had a Christmas gift coming to her sometime in the future. 

Well, her birthday is coming up in June and here I am with still nothing to give her!  Then the other day her washing machine broke and she had to go buy a new washer.  I thought contributing to the cost of a new washer might help and could be a combination Christmas/birthday present!  She was thrilled with the idea.

I wanted to make her a card - not just hand her a check!  Well it so happens that this particular sister is one of the artists who drew lots of images for Squigglefly.  One of the images she drew was just perfect.  I made up the sentiment to go with the "Merry Birthday" theme. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Speedy Recovery - speedy card

My boss's daughter broke her arm playing soccer over the weekend, so I made her this card.  She really liked it.  It was super quick to make with the cute Bandaid dies.

Monday, May 7, 2018

double trouble

I got a new die this week and couldn't wait to use it.  It's a beautiful die, but it's a LOT of trouble to use if you are going to do the inlay technique!  It was a labor of love though because these two cards are for my two daughters who have birthdays three days apart.

I cut two from the black and then two from the red and yellow and then mixed and matched the pieces for the inlay.  Some of the leaves were just colored with copic markers and some with wink of stella for a little sparkle.  I love the overall look, but it was way time consuming to make!

Here are close ups of the two cards.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Simple Birthday Wish

A simple birthday card using a cute image.  I did a little debossing of the image on the backside to give it a little dimension. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018


Here's a card I made for a friend who is going through a hard time right now.  I hope it makes her smile.  

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Not your mama's fish sticks!

I recently received a coupon to try a new product at Kroger's - Dr. Praeger's seafood products.  I chose the Buffalo Fish Bites.  These are little nuggets of wholesome deliciousness!  I really like the fact that I can pronounce every single ingredient in them, and they are packed with protein and really low in calories. 

My husband enjoys them as much as I do.  Now I want to try some of the other varieties.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Flower Pot

Here's a flower pot card I made for my sister.  She didn't know the flowers pulled out until weeks later!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Birthday eclipse cards

I made a couple of eclipse cards for some upcoming birthdays.  They are fun to make.  The hardest part is deciding which stamps to use.  I cut the letters with my scan n cut.  The first one uses foam tape under the letters.  The second one has more dimension because I cut pieces of foam board.