Friday, December 31, 2010

Swap card


Here's Elizabeth again. I used Versamark and black embossing powder.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Posting late today because I couldn't get my face out of a good book I was reading. I was playing with 2 step stamping and used the Greenhouse Garden set. I used White and more mustard. Colors I rarely use. The make a wish saying is from Gina K Designs. This border punch is from EK success. Very pretty but I have only used it 5 times and it broke. I bought it when we were in Williamsburg so I cannot return it to the store. I need to try to find someone @ EK success to see about replacing it. I just hate hassles like that.

Monday, December 27, 2010

VA Birthday card


I played around with this card on Christmas Eve. The stamp is a solid stamp that is a Magenta stamp that I have had for a long time. I don't use it much but think it is really nice for masculine cards. Again I used paper to use as an accent instead of using ribbon. I like this layout a lot. I hope you do too.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Here is Elizabeth in navy blue. She stamps beautifully. Maybe the background should be more elegant because she is so pretty & elegant!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


This stamp is one I borrowed from my friend Pam. I just love her. It is a Stampington & Company dated 1994. Here is "Elizabeth" in pink & brown. I don't know if you can tell by the picture but the ribbon has pink stitching.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Here's a card I made a while back. It is Bashful Blue cs and the flower is from a SU set called Embrace Life. The butterflies are Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, quick and easy to use.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Thoughts & Prayers stamp set


Here is Kermit's birthday card that I made using Thoughts & Prayers stamp set. I probably would not have bought this set if I had know it was double mounted. I should have read the details. Says it right there in the catalog. I bought this paper @ Joanns when I visited Houston. I thought it looked very masculine. The punch is flur de lis from EK Success.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Alex's birthday card


Here is the card I made for Alex. I bought this paper @ Michaels. The cup cake is Hero Arts clear stamp. I used glitter glue for the icing. Quick & easy!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Benjamin's birthday card


Here's the card I made for Benjamin for his birthday. I have always thought it was awful to have a birthday so close to Christmas. Sharing your birthday with someone else was always OK with Patty & I bur I am not sure how the boys feel. Maybe they should celebrate in August. I'll show you Alex's card tomorrow. Gotta get em in the mail today since their birthday is Tues.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Here is the card I made for shoe box yesterday. I love this printed paper. You can't really see in the picture but we put tiny black beads in the center of the flowers. Those things were so tiny & definitely had a mind of their own.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


This is my swap card for Dec. Sadly the swap is closing down. I will certainly miss all the great cards and especially the good ideas. I have always loved the Not Quite Navy card stock combined with Rose Red. I used the "lily" from Fifth Ave. Floral and used a finger dauber to apply NQN to the edges of the flowers. The border punch is one I got when we were in Williamsburg. It is EK Success but I don't know the name of it. Trying to figure out what size to make the rose red cs and then punch was a challenge but it turned out OK.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Hooray!



I am trying another post. I turned off my pop up feature and then could post. I'll try another card. This one is my Christmas card. I was happy with the results even tho it killed my wrist to squeeze that glitter glue on the "Noel".Here's the inside

I have been unable to post. Don't know why but it always happens @ the first of the month. November pictures come up. Hope to get it done today.

Anyway, I only have 3 birthday cards to make for the guys @ the VA. I only had to make one card. I rarely stamp on printed paper but this paper looks like water to me so I used it. It is paper that was given to me by Kathie and it was her idea to stamp a light house on it. Doesn't show up very well. I am sure the photographer has something to do with it.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


My bicycle card! I love this red checked paper. Added glitz to the spokes on the bicycle. The stamp is Inkadinkdo.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Fifth Ave. Floral again


Here's a card I did using the Fifth Ave. Floral stamp set again. It is Elegant Eggplant and Apricot Appeal which is retired. I like this color combo!