Friday, October 31, 2008

Eat Ham?

I bought this stamp at Hobby Lobby couple of days ago. I think its perfect for those Thanksgiving cards. I wanted to get some ink on this stamp and thought I would show you how I colored him. I started out with using black ink then embossed the image with my heat gun. I then used copic markers starting with my lightest colors and advancing to the darker colors. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Check this out...

This adorable card was created by Allie (Alliescreativedesigns). She loves to create handmade cards and explosion boxes. She also happens to be my beautiful and loving mom. Please take a minute and check out her beautiful cards. Allie does a beautiful job of sewing on her cards and adding detail whether its the front, inside, or the back of her cards.
Visit AlliesCreativeDesigns Blog Here!

Stop over and say Hi, let Allie know what you think of her beautiful cards. I just love the Cat Seasons Greeting. I love them all!

I Love you Mom, you always create beautiful cards!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Tim Holtz Mask Technique Video

I wasnt able to create any cards this evening and thought I would show you Tim Holtz Mask Technique video if you havent already seen it. I love to watch his tutorials as well as his products. Check out this mask technique video featured on his blog. Visit Tim's Blog Here!

View Tim's step by step tutorial to see how he created this lovely Christmas Tag. You can see all 12 tags on his blog as well.

You can view this step by step tutorial from Tim Here!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Inkadinkado Angel Silhouette Handmade Card

On this card I used Inkadinkado Angel Silhouette Stamp along with white and blue cardstocks. The beautiful papers are from Daisy D's. Ribbon and border punch also used. I added clear and a few blue rhinestons for sparkle.

Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday Handmade Card

I created this Happy Birthday card for a coworker. I used Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Cupcake Stamp set, Happy Birthday cuttlebug embossing folder, brown, and olive cardstocks, I sanded the edges on the brown cardstock. Added ribbon. Distressed the sides of the cupcake image. I colored the cupcake image with copic markers and added stickles for sparkle. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Inkadinkado Warm Holiday Wishes Handmade Card

I didnt create as much as I was wanting to today but I did create this Warm Holiday Wishes Handmade Card. I used Inkadinkado Winter Birds Stamp Set. Dont you just love this set? I know I do. I also used black, red, and white cardstocks. I thought this stamp and the paper went perfect with the snowflake cuttlebug embossing folder. Red/white ribbon, snowflake embellishments, and rhinestones also used.

On the inside of the card I added red and white cardstocks along with stamping "Warm Holiday Wishes" and the lovely bird stamp from Inkadinkado Winter Birds Stamp Set.

I will be donating this cute card for our yearly Christmas Chinese Auction at work.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Snoopy Rock Star Handmade Card

When I saw this stamp, I had to have it. LOL This stamp looks great with the DCWV Rock Star paper. I have had a stack of the rock star paper and cant wait to use this cute paper with this stamp in many different ways.

This card I will be listing on ebay. The card measures 6 1/2" x 5". I used brown and olive green cardstocks with DCWV Rock Star paper. I handstamped the image in black ink then embossed the image. I colored the image with colored pencils. I used two different colors of blue to distress the edges of the colored image. Ribbon added. Star embellishment also used from Rock Star embellishments.

Hope you are having a great Saturday.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Thinking of You ~ Handmade Card

This card was created from a request from a coworker. I used floral paper, burgandy cardstock. I added prima flowers, pin, and ribbon. I handstamped Thinking of You onto cream paper and distressed along the sides. I used nestabilities dies to create the lovely circles. I also added two photo corners. I also used a border punch.

I received new stamps today that I purchased and can not wait to use them. Here is the set that I received.

I also purchased the lovely butterfly set as well. I cant wait to use this set as well.

Thanks for stopping in to see my designs. Please feel free to sign my guestbook at the end of my blog.
Have a great evening!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

What a mess...


My room where I create all of my designs well is in a mess lol. I usally cant stand for it to get this way, but I have been working with like this for the last couple of days. This is just part of the table. THought I would show you my little mess this evening.

Under the Tree Christmas Holiday Handmade Card

This is a very bright and colorful Under the Tree Christmas Handmade Card. This one was alot of fun, the paper is so pretty just alone, I hated to cover it up. This is also from the DCWV christmas stack. I have handstamped/embossed the saying onto white cardstock and then distressed with pink and red. I then added snow tex along the sides and added snow tex to the top of the card as well for a little snow. The saying reads "Goods for Delivery on or By December 25 to be stored under the tree". I also embossed this saying. Ribbon/bow added as well as prima flowers and rhinestones. I added a snowflake brad to the red flower.
You can not see from the picture but the paper is glittered.
On the inside of the card I stamped a cute image. I colored with copic makers.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Hero Arts ~ Bird ~ Merry Christmas Handmade Card

I think this paper from DCVW is just so pretty. The birds have thick glitter on them which makes this paper just shine. I just love the colors as well. So, I created this Merry Christmas card this evening. I was browsing thru my stamps and found this bird stamp from Hero Arts. I though oh this almost matches the paper perfectly.
To create this card I used dark red and light pink cardstocks, border punch, pink ribbon, red inks. On the inside of the card I have added a little tag in which again I handstamped/embossed Merry Christmas and added ribbon. I distressed along the bird image in pink and red inks. Nestabilities dies also used.

Inkadinkado -Merry Christmas Silhouette Deer Trail Handmade Card

I created this Merry Christmas Silhouette Deer Trail Card today. This stamp is from Inkadinkado. The card measures 6 1/2" x 5". Materials that I used to create this lovely card are: brown, cream cardstocks, DCWV Christmas papers from I believe last years stack. Prima flowers, brads, lots of rhinestones, distressing ink, border punch and ribbon. I decorated the inside of the card as well as matching liner for the envelope.

I attached a tag cut from coordinating papers, I handstamped/embossed Merry Christmas and the extra flowers along the side. Cranberry ribbon added.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Happy Anniversary Handmade Card

The second card is a Happy Anniversary ~ Love card. I used cream cardstocks with love coordinating papers. I used misc flowers with a square copper brad and cream ribbon. Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great Friday!

Thinking of You Handmade Card

I was able to finish two cards this evening that I created for a request from a coworker. The first one is a Thinking of You Handmade Card. Each card measures 6 1/2 x 5". I used light and dark purple cardstocks and coordinating paper that I found in my stash. Border punch and prima flowers added along with rhinestones. I handstamped/embossed in purple ink Thinking of You. Light purple ribbon added.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Dixie Cornbread

I have to tell you that I love to cook and cook southern foods. I was taught by both of my grandmas and treasure their recipes. I came across this blog called Southern Plate and could not believe how her recipes are so similiar to mine and they types of foods as well. I found this recipe for Dixie Cornbread and I had to try it. This receipe is so similar to my grandmas, and tastes exactly like hers. If you like cornbread you will love this recipe and its so easy. I even keep bacon grease on hand in a bowl as both of my grandmas as well. As my grandparents would sit down later in the evening with any left over cornbread and add to a tall glass and then pour milk or buttermilk over and would have as a snack.Visit Southern Plate here.
I may even post some of my family receipes. Do you have receipes as no-bake cookies or chocolate gravy? My grandma would prepare chocolate gravy and make homemade biscuits and serve the gravy of the biscuits. So good!! If you are a chocolate lover you would love this, even if you dont have the biscuits lol.

Here is a picture of my cornbread that I fixed this evening, right from the oven.


Slice Cordless Design Cutter

My next little tool in purchasing will be this cordless design cutter called the slice. I think this tool would be so handy in creating my cards and adding special touches. What do you think? Would really come in handy for those of you that attend crops. Visit Slice homepage for all the details Slice Website Click Here!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Simple Thinking Of You Handmade Card

I found this beautiful paper going thru my paper stash to create this simple but lovely thinking of you handmade card. Border punch used on burgundy and cream bazzill cardstocks. Misc flowers, and cream ribbon used. Thinking of You was handstamped in black ink and embossed.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


I was able to snap this photo of Morris today relaxing in front of the door with the lovely sunshine coming in early this morning.

Great Impressions: Pumpkin Patch ~ Fall ~ Handmade Card

I hope you are enjoying your weekend, its a beautiful day here in Ohio. I could not resist to create another fall pumpkin patch card. I just love this stamp. The card measures 6 1/2 x 5". I used the follow to create this card. I used nestabilities dies, Tim Holtz inks, prima flowers, fall flowers embellishments. Also used gold rhinestones, Fall scrapbook paper, orange,brown cardstocks, ribbon, and border punch also used.

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