Tuesday, December 31, 2013

I made this thank you card recently. Pretty quick and easy the stamp is a Hero Arts that I have had for a long time.

Monday, December 30, 2013

I hope you had a nice Christmas. Ours was nice. We went to Austin to visit with our daughter who is home from Oman. I bought this Hero Arts background stamp. I used this as one of my shoe box cards. I tried it in red and did not like it. I decided to use this never before seen stamp pad called Spiced Marmalade. I bought it because I saw something done with this pad that I really liked and then forgot about it and now have no idea what that was all about. I do like the way this turned out.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Here's my swap card. Another color on color card. The snow flake is a Cuttlebug folder. I used a light blue stamp pad to go around the out side edge but I bet that does not show up in the picture.

Monday, December 23, 2013

I made this card as one one my shoe box cards. The stamp is Magenta. I like the look of color on color. When I do that it is usually white or ivory.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Here's another blue and white birthday card I made for one of my Dec. birthdays. The stamps are a retired StampinUp set. The punch is Martha Stewart.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Here's my swap card that I made for Dec. I have been seeing a lot of doilies used on cards and I decided to use one on this card.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

I tried to do a technique on this card that I have done in the past. I Versamarked a piece of card stock and then embossed with silver powder. I did this three times and then stamped happy birthday while the powder was still hot. It did not work as well as I thought it would so I just stamped the happy birthday on a piece of white card stock and glued it on. When I did it before I used a flower and another time I used a butterfly stamp. I think I used Ultra thick embossing powder way back then. I don't have any now so I probably should have done the process a couple more times. The ribbon is more silver in real time.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Here's Ally's birthday card. I got out this Great Impressions stamp to make this card. Pink Pirouette is a nice soft pink that I am liking more and more.

Monday, December 16, 2013

I am hoping I can post today. Joe worked on my computer and I think he has fixed it. I am having a luncheon today and I sent this invitation to 7 ladies. Of course I saw something similar on Pinterest. I spend way to much time looking @ things on that site.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

I have computer problems again. Mon. I could not get the screen to come on. Joe did a restore and now I have a screen but none of my apps or bookmarks. I can't find my pictures of cards so I can post. He is in town today trying to find someone to come out and help with this problem. If it's like the plumber, that we are waiting on since thanksgiving to put a new hose on the sprayer faucet I won't expect much response. fortunately we have a smaller sink in the kitchen that I can use. Ever cook a Thanksgiving meal with a sink so small you can barely fit a dinner plate in?? Not fun! Stay tuned!

Friday, December 6, 2013

I made this birthday card for an Aux. member. Colors are white and Rose. I love this Tiffany Frame die even though it is a pain to get out of the die and glueing takes patience. I need to get some cards made. Today I will try to do that since I am house bound with the predicted cold ra
in and sleet.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Here's my swap card for my smaller group. This cute stamp is Penny Black. I added the white layer to lighten it up. That made a big difference. Colors are gray, black, rose red and white. sare

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

I made this birthday card last week. Baja Breeze and black. I used stickles for the center of the flowers. Love the checked ribbon.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Here's the birthday card I made for Trev. His birthday was Thanksgiving day. Doesn't happen very often but he hated that when he was child. A tradition @ our house was you got to order what you wanted for dinner on your birthday. Needless to say we did not have turkey when that happened. I used my smallest hexagon die for the paterened paper. Showed up better in real time.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Another thank you card in purple, black & white. I don't think this stamp has ever seen ink. It's StampinUp. I got most of my early Dec. birthday cards done and have the components done for 20 Christmas cards. I hope to get those put together today.

Friday, November 29, 2013

I made this card for Pam.The flower holds down the card front. The thanks is a set of alphabet dies that I rarely use. Colors are eggplant, plum and marina mist. The flower is a die that came with the alphabet set.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all have a wonderful day and that you feel as blessed as I am feeling. Here is a birthday card I made for an Aux. member. The die is Memory box. I really like it!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I really like this thank you card. I stamped the fern stamp with crumb cake & then with Memento Rich Cocoa which is so close to Soft Suede. Love it when that happens. I still have one more thank you note to write. I hope to get that done today.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

I'm sure you all have seen all the "piano" cards on the net. Well here is my version. I made this for a friend who made pies for the bake sale for the bazaar. She loves to sing and has a beautiful voice. I thought this card turned out cute.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Here is another thank you card I made for Gary who helped in the kitchen bazaar day. I finally got my swap card done and mailed.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

We did this card @ shoe box. Very simple but elegant I thought. I ask Peg if I could post it here and she said she CASED it. I like it and used it as one of my swap cards. I just noticed that this did not post yesterday. I'm trying again!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Here's a masculine thank you card I made. Two grays & black. I love this old car. I lightly colored it wi
th gray.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Another thank you card. This did not photograph well. I embossed the pear with gold powder and the gold paper is a scrap. It looks better in real time. I did not accomplish much yesterday in my card making. I did get a couple of craft projects started. I have errands to do this morning and then shoe box this afternoon.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

This thank you note was for an employee that did a lot of extras for us during the bazaar. The blue metallic paper is really a pretty color in real time. It's part pf the pack I got @ Tuesday Morning.
I only have one more thank you note to make but lots of birthdays for early Dec. and still need to do a swap card. Soooo guess what I will be doing today.

Monday, November 18, 2013

This is one of many thank you cards I have been working on. The die is a Spellbinders Labels 22. The metallic paper is a 12x12 pack that I got for $6 @ Tuesday Morning. I have not been in there in awhile. Sometimes you can get some pretty good stuff. It's hit and miss but always fun when you find something special. The sentiment is Hero Arts.
I like this font a lot.

Friday, November 15, 2013

I have been making thank you cards the last few days. I mentioned when I made the yellow and black card that I thought black and hot pink would be a nice color combo too. Here is the results.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

I made this card for a Va Birthday. Navy and Tangerine Tango. I colored the "Candi" with a marker.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

This is my other shoe box card. I like the yellow & black color combo. I made a thank you card yesterday using black and hot pink. I think I like that better.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Here's the pear stamp I like so much. I embossed it with gold embossing powder. I think it would make a very nice Anniversary card. The ribbon reminds me of some I had when I first started stamping it was DeNami. I bought this in Williamsburg Va. at a pottery place. They had three buildings with lots of Christmas stuff and general junk. It was only $3 so I snatched it up. I also bought it in white with silver. I made three thank you cards yesterday. Several more to go. It's laundry and jazzin up a pot for my shamrock plant on my to do list today.

Monday, November 11, 2013

I made this card for an Aux. birthday. I saw something similar and decided to give it a try. I stamped the background on patterned paper then stamped the Poppies and then stamped the Poppies again on blue figured paper cut them out and popped them up. I absolutely must get some stamping done today. I hope the sun comes out today. I'm tired of this gloomy weather.

Friday, November 8, 2013

I made this thank you card and it did not turnout like I thought it would. I bleached the parts that I thought looked like highlights. Apples remind me of fall so that is wh
y I got out this stamp. Next is my favorite pear stamp, another fall thing for me. I don't take good pictures of my dark cards. This one is much nicer than in the picture. I used clear embossing for the apple and it looks like black. I like the card in real time.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Today's birthday card was made for an Aux. member. I found a whole 12x12 sheet of this paper. The back side is plaid and good for a masculine card. I bought these brown pearls @ Mike's. I have never seen pearls in this color. There are 2 sizes and also a liter beige.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

I made this card for an Aux. member who turned ninety on Nov. 4. You would never know she is that old. Still very active and pleasant to be around. I wrote her a not that said have some "hatitude" on your birthday. Wish I had a stamp like that. I thought I saw one once but a google search came up with nothing.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Here's another thank you card I made for a big contributor from our ask letter for the quilt raffle. I popped up the oval. It looks
better in real time.

Monday, November 4, 2013

This was my swap card. Black & white. The bazaar is over and I am ready for a break. We made more money this year than we have in several years over $9k. I was so delirious! We sold all the washer necklaces & of course tons of other stuff. We have to go pack up the leftovers this morning if any of us can move!

Friday, November 1, 2013

I am posting a pretty simple birthday card today. I had the card layered but never completed. I should make some up for times when I am in a pinch to get a card out. The room is ready for the the bazaar and it looks spectacular! I am ready also except for putting some cards in sleeves & finishing up the cheese balls, fondue and setting that up for tonight and going down and tidying up the Country Kitchen.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

This is a card we made for shoe box. We bleached the leaves. The colors are gold and pear. I thought at first nothing happened but then I found that the colored changed. It's not as nice as the chocolate chip but still I like it.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I made this thank you card for some people who made a very generous contribution to our quilt ask letter. I need to make a couple more & hope to get them done today. I have to go to Costco for supplies for our luncheon on Sat. too. I'm looking forward to some down time once the bazaar is over!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

I made this birthday card for an Auxiliary member. I bleached the leaves. I have not done this in years. It's fun because you never know what the out come will be. I taught a class a long time ago and I bought little nail polish bottles from Sally's Beauty Supply. They no longer carry them. Using them made the process a lot less messy.

Monday, October 28, 2013

I made this birthday card for Honey. I really like this color combo. Peach Parfait & Pear. The rickrack was barely long enough but adding the pumpkin covered that up. I borowered this die from Sharon. I think I am going to have to order it. I really like the shape.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Here's a correction from my post yesterday. The stamp is from My Sentiments Exactly & I am not even sure they are still in business. The one embossing powder I did not mention is butterscotch and it is from Adirondack also. I will be doing birthday cards for the VA again, just a little different format. I am happy about that! See you tomorrow. Rubber hugs & happy stamping and all that!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Here's a birthday card I made for an Aux. member. I love this pumpkin stamp. It is unmounted and I don't know what company it came from. I embossed the pumpkins in eggplant, moss and butterscotch which are Adirondack powders. I am surprised they work because they are quite
old. The birthday saying is a clear stamp and I think it is Hero Arts but I am not sure. The colors are eggplant & olive which is not the best match with the moss and I used my Tim Holtz wood grain embossing powder.

Friday, October 25, 2013

I made this thank you note last week for some people that contributed generously to our quilt raffle letter. I use to stamp on figured paper quite a lot. Haven't done that in awhile. It's something different.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

I saw this color combo on Pinterest. It is Brown Sugar, Pear and Navy. I thought this was a great color combo.
It mworked again and I am a happy person!! It's even easier than the way I was doing it. Now I have to get busy and stamp!!

Monday, October 21, 2013

I made this birthday card for Joe's sister. Marina Mist is almost the color of her pretty eyes. I can't get the computer to come up to the pictures I loaded today. This computer just stinks. I think I will throw it down the hill. I'll keep trying and maybe some day I can get it to load. I don't know how I did this but I got it to post the picture!! I'll try to post another one.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Here's another VA birthday card. The stamp is Magenta
. I used bllack and burgandy

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A easy
VA birthday card. The embossing folder is a Cuttlebug and the oval is StampinUp.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

I got a birthday card from Denise using these colors. I was inspired!!! Here's my card using purple olive orange & vanilla.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Good morning! Here's a birthday card I made for a Aux. member. mustard, olive and white. The stamp is great impressions. I am showing the inside too. I rarely do that don't know why because I never leave the in
side blank.

Friday, October 11, 2013

I made this card because I really am ready for fall. It is more mustard and old olive. The stamp is Great Impressions.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A VA birthday card. I think this stamp is a Hero Arts clear stamp. The gold trim is a strip that someone @ the point brought to me a couple of years ago. It had adhesive on it at one point but it's dried up. A quick and easy card.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

I made this card for Marilyn for her birthday. I had to play around with the colors a bit until I got it right. I really did not have a purple that was right, then I tried white and that was washed out. The die is simple but elegant I think.