Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Horses

This is a belated Birthday card I made for my father. His birthday was in November but I just hand delivered it to him this morning. I'm not sure of the source of the image but I love those galloping horses. I used SU! Crumb Cake (I still have to stop myself from typing Kraft!) for the card base. I embossed at piece of Cajun Craze cs with the SU! Houndstooth embossing folder and mounted that to the card base. I added a piece of Chocolate Chip strip to the Cajun Craze layer. I stamped the image and sentiment on a piece of Crumb Cake with Chocolate Chip ink and mounted it a Chocolate Chip piece. I used my new Corner Chomper on the image and Chocolate Chip layer and added three brads.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Crafty Gals December Challenge

The Crafty Gals Blog Group's December Challenge is the THE POWER OF THREE! We were required to make a holiday card keeping the number 3 in mind. Everything on the card had to be in 3's. 3 layers (card base does NOT count as a layer), 3 stamped images (or an image with 3 things on it), 3 embellishments (3 buttons, 3 ribbons etc. or 1 ribbon, 1 pearl, and 1 brad etc).

I used my favorite Stampin Up! set, Lovely as a Tree, again. I stamped it in Chocolate Chip ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and then cut the image into 3 pieces. I then mounted the images on to pieces to Chocolate Chip cardstock and then mounted those pieces to an embossed piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock making up my three layers excluding the Crumb Cake based that I used. I finished the card by adding three brads in the bottom corner.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Gold Embossed Lovely as a Tree

This is a quick card I made for one of my daughter's friends for her birthday. I cased this from a card my mother made a few years ago and she may have cased it from someone else, so that is my official disclaimer.

I used glitter embossing powder from Creations Unlimited, the Lovely as a Tree stamp set and Whisper White and Brushed card stock from Stampin Up.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Upsy Daisy Gell Well Soon

I made a get well card for the Topic of the Month (TOTM) swap on the Glitter Gals and Guys Yahoo Group. The requirement was to make a get well card using blue and a touch of silver. I used the same layout and stamp set as my last post so that's why they look so similar.

Stamps: SU Upsy Daisy, Sincere Salutations

Cardstock: Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Silver

Ink: Marina Mist, Night of Navy

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hope You Can Cling To 2011 - Give 'Em A Squeeze

I made this card for today's Splitcoastampers Hope You Can Cling Challenge (HYCCT1119) and I used the latest sketch from today's Splitcoastampers Sketch Challenge (SC355). I used the Stampin Up set, Upsy Daisy, and lots of pink paper. The challenge was to use dry embossing on the card.

For the entire month of October, Splitcoaststampers is hosting at least one challenge each day. Most of the cards made for these challenges will be donated to the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas to be used by visitors for the patients. This is the first card I have been able to make so far, but I plan to catch up before the end of the month.

Stamps: SU Upsy Daisy, Hampton Arts (sentiment)

Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Rose Red, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla

Ink: SU Melon Mambo, Rose Red, Black

Misc: DSP Candy Lane (retired), Polka Dot Embossing Folder

Friday, September 30, 2011

OWH World Cardmaking Day Blog Hop 2011

Welcome and Happy World Card Making Day. I am participating in the 2011 Operation Write Home World Card Making Day Blog Hop. Operation Write Home's mission is support our nation's armed forces by sending them handmade greeting cards to use, as well as cards of gratitiude to encourage them. For more info, please visit

The theme for this hop is Holidays. To see the full list of 132 participants, you can click on the badge at the top of this post.

Stamps: SU! Christmas Postcard

Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla

Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Accessories: Letters to Santa DSP, Deck the Hall Designer Buttons (retired)

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hoppin For the Fun of it's First Blog Hop

Thanks for hopping with us at Hoppin For the Fun of it. Today's theme is All Holidays. Plan on visiting us each month, the next hop will be the first Saturday in October.

You may have arrived here from Shelly's blog,, if not you can start at the beginning of the hop at

I decided to make a Christmas card and used the Stiched Stockings stamp set from the current Stampin Up Holiday Mini. I also used some Designer Series Paper that I bought when it was on sale last month.

Stamps: Stitched Stockings, Delightful Dozen
Cardstock: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist
DSP: Letters to Santa, Well Worn,
Glimmer Paper: Red and Silver

To continue on the hop please visit Raissa at

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Welcome to the last VC Rocks Blog Hop of 2011. The theme this month is punches galore. You should have arrived here from Stace's blog at For my card, I decided to use Splitcoaststampers Sketch 344. I used the Scallop Circles, Scallop border and the 1 inch circle punches. I hope you like my card.

Stamps: Field Flowers, Happiest Birthday

Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Whisper White

Ink: Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point

To continue on the hop, please visit Kym at

Thursday, August 4, 2011

IFS Quad Colors - Pink, Gray, Crimson, Tan

This is a card I made for a Inkyfunstampers swap. I had to use pink, gray, red and tan for the colors. This also satisfied one of the Dare to Get Dirty challenges for this week at Splitcoastampers.

Stamps: Upsy Daisy from SU!, Sentiment from Hero Arts

Card stock: SU! Kraft, Cherry Cobbler, Melon Mambo, Basic Gray, Whisper White

Ink: SU! Cherry Cobble, Basic Black

Misc: SU! Perfectly Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Friday, July 22, 2011

Mermaid Card

This a swap card I made for my Inyfunstampers Yahoo group. The theme was mermaids. I used the new Stampin Up In Color, Wisteria Wonder for my card base. I also used Lucky Limade, Melon Mambo and Wisper White cardstock. I colored the mermaid in with Prisma pencils and used baby oil to blend. The mermaid is from Queen Kat's designs and the sentiment is from Penny Black.

Circus Riley

I finally played with my Riley Circus stamps that I order last month. This one is Juggling Riley. I made it for my Inkyfunstampers Yahoo Swap group. The theme was Latest Purchase. I used Stampin Up Daffodil Delight, Real Read, Basic Black and Whisper White Cardstock with Basic Grey Le Cirque patterned paper (The yellow with black dots) and Recollections patterned paper (The Red Striped). I colored with my Prisma pencils and baby oil.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

VC ROCKS July 2011 Blog Hop

Welcome to the July 2011 VC Rocks blog hop. Our theme this month is Big Shot Madness. All of our projects must feature Stampin Up products and the Sizzix the Big Shot in some way.

You may have arrived from Carolyn's blog at If you want to see the full list of 33 blog participants, you can see the list at the VC Rocks blog at

I decided to use the Top Note Die, the Fabulous Floretes stamp set from the Summer Mini and one of the newest In Colors, Calypso Coral.

Stamps Sets: Fabulous Florets, Sincere Salutations

Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White.

Ink: Calypso Coral, Riding Hood Red

Misc: Just Add Cake DSP (preview from new catalog), Top Note Die, brads

Thanks for stopping by. Please visit Mary's blog at for the next stop on the tour.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop

Welcome to the next stop on the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Weekend Blog Hop. I'm posting a little early since I will be at a soccer tournament all weekend. You should have arrived here from Lisa's blog at If not, you can start here from my blog and make your way around to all the blogs on the tour. If you prefer to start from the beginning, you may go to

The theme for this blog hop is Missing You. I used The Open Sea stamp set and Nautical Expedition DSP from the current Stampin Up! Summer Mini. I used Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Grey, Early Expresso and Very Vanilla SU! card stock and Not quite Navy and Basic Black ink. I did not have a Missing You stamp, so I used a Thinking of You stamp from Hero Arts.

I hope you like my card. To continue on the blog, please visit Susan at her blog at

Friday, May 13, 2011


Welcome to the next stop on the VC Rocks May 2011 Blog Hop. The theme for this month is Color My World. Hopefully you arrived here from Marisol's blog at If not, you can start from the beginning of the hop at the vc rocks blog at

One of the requirements for this months theme is to color in the image with either markers, pencils or Water Color Crayons. I don't have very many current SU! image that I can color but I finally decided on the flower from the Friends 24-7 set.

I used the Splitcoaststamper sketch this week, SC322. I colored the image in with Melon Mambo and Old Olive markers. I used Melon Mambo, Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango cardstock since it coordinates with Beyond the Garden DSP from the summer mini.

To continue on the blog hop, please visit Nancy at

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I know that I have not posted in over a month. I will try to do better. This is a quick card I made for my daughter's friend. Her friend stamps with her step-mother, so she was actually as excited to get a hand stamped card as she was to receive the gift certificate.

All supplies used are SU!

Stamps: Because I Care, Sincere Salutations

Card Stock: Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Regal Rose, Whisper White

Ink: Rose Red, Old Olive, Basic Black

Misc: Paisly Petals DSP and Jewels Basic Pearls

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Operation Write Home Bunny Blog Hop

Welcome to the next stop on the Operation Write Home Bunny Blog Hop. Hopefully you arrived here from Valerie's blog ( If you didn't, you can continue on from my blog and you can still complete the full circle of approx. 132 blogs for this tour. If you would like to start from the beginning, you visit http://

Operation Write Home's mission is to support our nation’s armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them. Operation Write Home will be collecting Easter cards until March 18th and Mother's Day cards until March 31st. They are always accepting cards for birthday, Thinking of You, Anniversary, Sympathy and any other non-holiday occasion. Please go to for more info.

The card I made for the hop is using one of the new stamp set, Nature Walk, from the Stampin Up! Occasions Mini catalog that is good until March. 31. I used the Splitcoast Stampers Sketch Challenge #322 (SC322) to make my card. I stamped the main image in Basic Black and colored it in with Rose Red and Certainly Celery.

Cardstock: Marina Mist, Certainly Celery, Rose Red.

Ink: Basic Black, Marina Mist, Certainly Celery, Rose Red

Misc: SU! Botanical Gazette DSP, Basic Pearls and Stampin Dimensionals

I hope you enjoyed my project. Please visit Kapree at for the next stop on the bunny hop.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Operation Write Home Bunny Blog Hop is tomorrow

I haven't posted in over a month. My mother passed away on Feb. 9 after a year long battle with pancreatic cancer, so I haven't had too much time to stamp and quite honestly, I lost my mojo. So to help get it back, I am participating in the Operation Write Home Bunny Blog Hop tomorrow. There are currently 135 stampers signed up, so there should be lots of wonderful cards to see. The theme will be Easter/Spring. The posts are scheduled to go live by 7am PST (10am EST). Hope to you there tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Here is another card I made for the Splitcoaststampers Wish RAK New Years Card Challenge. For this challenge we were to required to make a boys card with an animal on it (WRNYCC1108).

Stamp Sets: SU Dinomite, Sincere Salutations

Card Stock: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive

Ink: Chocolate Chip

DSP: Old Olive

Friday, January 14, 2011

SCS Wish Rak New Year's Card Challenge - Part 2

This is another card I made for Wish Rak New Year's Card Challenge at Splitcoaststampers. It was for the Hippity Hoppity/Easter Challenge (WRNYCC1102) .

Thursday, January 13, 2011

SCS Wish Rak New Year's Card Challenge 2011

This is a card I made for the Wish Rak New Year's Card Challenge over on the Splitcoaststampers website. This is for the St. Patrick's Day/Good Luck challenge (WRNYCC1101). The challenge took place over the New Year's Weekend. All cards made for the challenge are meant to be sent to troops serving overseas to use to send to their families. The challenge included 12 different challenges. I completed 10 of them and will be posting them over the next several days.