Sunday, September 23, 2007

Some thank you's

I needed to make some thank you cards to give as a gift to a friend so I worked on those today. They are all very simple, but I like how each one turned out. I will make up some more I think to make for the craft show to sell. I hope you like them.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Thought I'd share something today that I made for a craft show I was in last year. Found the frame at Wal-Mart and had been wanting to try this. I love how it turned out! Unfortunately, I didn't sell too many, but lots of them were given as gifts! :)
What do you think of it?

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Women's Retreat

I was asked to come up with cards for our church's women's retreat and this is one of the cards the ladies will be making.

I ordered some of the Bashful Blue taffeta ribbon from Stampin' Up to add to it. I can't wait to see this ribbon in person! I haven't tried the taffeta yet, but I've heard it's beautiful. Once I take pictures of the other cards, I'll put those up too.
My card idea was inspired from a card posted on SCS. I can't find the exact card now, but I'll post when I do. It was beautiful and just so simple, yet elegant!

China secret pal

We are adopting a little girl from China and I belong to an online group of other adoptive moms from China as well. We have a secret China pal in which there is a specific theme each month and we buy gifts for our pal each month. This is the card I made for my pal this month.

The theme this month was China culture. . .so I bought her two Chinese dresses for her little girl and an Origami kit. Sure hope she doesn't somehow stumble across my blog on the web! :)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Blog goodies winner

Today's the day! I've drawn the winner and look below to see who it is:

Linda SS said...

I just discovered your blog thru Allison and I'm so glad I did:) Your blog is off to a wonderful start with so many beautiful cards posted already! And thanks for offering us a treat besides.

September 10, 2007 9:37 PM

Congratulations Linda! Email me with your address and I will get these goodies in the mail to you ASAP!

Check back later to see some new cards!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Blog goodies

Hey ladies! As I said in my email to you. . .post a comment on this post and you'll be entered to win these goodies that I picked up from Target this morning. There are some green sparkly chipboard letters. . .an alphabet set. . .some Autumn brads. . .little test tubes with some adhesive flowers and jewel brads. . .and some self-adhesive felt shapes in apples, pumpkins, leaves and flowers. Lots of things to add to your cards!
Just leave a comment on this post and I'll draw the winner on Saturday, September 15th. Now I'll see how many of you have checked out the blog! I try to post a few times a week, so be sure to come back and see what's here. Hopefully I can inspire you in your cardmaking by sharing what has inspired me! One post per person please!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Fall Frenzy

Don't forget about this month's Fall Frenzy promotion! Here are the details:

Join the frenzy this month with our Fall Frenzy promotion!
Spend $30 in regular priced merchandise and qualify to purchase one of each of the six promotional stamp sets at 30 percent off!

Item Page # Description Discounted Price
105355 26 Bitty Boos Too $12.57
109284 29 Haunting Halloween $13.27
107383 30 Thoroughly Thankful $16.07
109373 108 Autumn Fest $16.77
109421 91 Elementary Essentials $19.57
110366 17 Stem Silhouettes* $22.37

*Holiday Mini Collection 2007

Check out the sets online at

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Autism support

I have two dear friends who have a child with autism and when Gina K came up with the Love You to Pieces stamp set, I knew I would have to get it to show my friends some love. The puzzle piece is used as the symbol for autism. It's been out for a while now, but I just got the set within the last month. I forgot to take pictures of the first set of cards I made with the set, but I did take pictures this time. I hope you like them.

The cards are textured DCWV cards that I got at Michael's with a coupon one day. Then I picked out my colors of cards, found some ribbon in my stash that I thought matched it and stamped away.

On the Hope We Connect Soon card, I inked up my puzzle piece stamp, then took my flower stamp from Background Basics and inked it with chocolate chip and stamped onto the rubber of the puzzle piece. It therefore transferred the flowers onto the puzzle piece, then I stamped it onto the paper. Kind of a reverse kissing technique. I love how it turned out! I know that the friend that is receiving these will love them too!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Two challenges in one

I thought I'd combine two challenges from SCS today into one card.
I highly recommend trying out the Techniques Challenges on SCS. You will learn so much by trying new things! This weeks challenge was a Surprise! card. Here's the tutorial: Surprise!
As long as you read through the directions slowly, you'll be able to make a card like this one!

I used Groovy Guava and Always Artichoke, which are also this weeks Color Challenge. I have the Groovy Guava Designer Paper and used that for the front of my card. I used the hostess set, In The Spotlight as my focal image. I used my Coluzzle to cut out my stamped image and again for my mat around it. Love my Coluzzle!!! Added an green ice brad to the center and the front was done.

Inside I stamped a sentiment from God's Blessings.
I used a thing (have no clue what it's called) from my Hodgepodge Hardware kit at the top to attach my ribbon to and my card was finished. Try your hand at making one of these. They are fun!!

Monday, September 3, 2007

True friend

Splitcoaststampers always has different challenges going on and I always say I want to participate in them but never have. After seeing last week's color challenge it was time for me to jump in! I love these three colors together! Pretty in Pink, Purely Pomegranate and Old Olive. I also love this new True Friend stamp set. It's from the Holiday Collection mini catalog. I also used the Purely Pomegranate double stitched ribbon and some brads from my HodgePodge Hardware kit. I used the my stamp pad and swiped it along the edge of the cardstock to give it a little extra color. . .not sure if you can really tell I did that or not. The center of the flower is one of the new Ice brads in green.
I hope you like it.