Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas

Hey, this is the day before the day before Christmas. Yeah like Christmas Eve, Eve. I have gotten most of my shopping done. I got a late start this year. All the presents that I got I have wrapped already. Had a little problem with my tree this year so there isn't one. This does not make me happy. But it's still Christmas. While watching a video by scrapstress she did a technique on the slider card and I tried it and here are a few of the pictures of how I did it. Thanks for looking leave a message if you care too.

These pictures show the slider closed and a picture of it open (the bottom of the slider I used for a gift card. The card showing is my Carnival Cruise card)- for a tutorial from injoystampin on this go to Thanks for looking leave me a comment.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Flowers I Made

I had fun making these supper great crafts. While blogging I found some talented ladies making these. Check them out at the link below. One of the flowers I didn't save the link so I can't give her the credit. I'm sorry I don't remember the crafter's name and site.

These are some paper and acetate flowers. The 2 flowers on the top are made from light weight brown paper bag. The products used for this are Adirondack color wash terra cotta, glossy accent and the center is a clear pebble this is a link to the video that I CASED ( The flowers to the left are made of paper and acetate. I punched out 5 petals from and oval punch. I inked one with color box ink, sprayed memories mist-mango lemonade then I stamped manuscript background stamp in black ink, and the top middle was embossed with my cuttlebug and then I brushed on perfect pearls and vintage photo on the edges. The last flowers are made of acetate, alcohol inks, versamark and black and gold ep.( In all these flowers I used brads to hold them together. Some were embossed, alcohol inked and sanded. Thanks for looking, if you like leave me a comment.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Color Challenge

This is a color challenge for She-She on Memories Always Forever -MAF. She challenge us to use the colors- purple, orange, black and green. I don't usually do Halloween but tried this and liked the way it turned out. The caption on the transparency is 'BOO TO YOU'. The skull is a Tim Holtz grunge board inked with acrylic paint with glossy accent over it. The flower was one I cased from Velma. It is made out of light paper bag smooched up and sprayed with gold shimmering mist and place on top of a frame, added buttons and ribbon. Oh the transparency is embossed with black ep.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

A "Yard Sale" Haul

What you see here is the haul I got from a fellow craft person. She was downsizing and I got to be a part of her parting moments. Well let me tell you what I got. In the first picture standing up is a chipboard colored calender set, several file folder packet by Rustic Pickle, a brand new grommet tool kit, 4 CD cases of unmounted stamp sets (dress, ribbon & rick rack, labels, My Sentiment exactly letters) a set of unmounted leaves, Stampin up! Mat Pack, Christmas ball stamp set, small paper bags, a sizzix cutter, a container of form letters, so sponge dauber (12 piece) I had a wonderful time looking through all the craft items she had. They were very organized and she was so much fun. She has even been to my Church on several occasions and we talked much longer than I shopped but I enjoyed it a lot. Thanks to my "Friend in Crime" I was able to to get some craft goodies, some of which I have wanted for a while and I feel in love with last night.

Blog Candy

Today I came across some blog candy offered by A very talented lady. Her candy is sponsored by K&Co this week.

This blog candy is open from NOW until Sunday October 11th at midnight CST. The hostess will review all the entries and do a random draw to select a winner. Winner will be announced Wednesday, October 14th before midnight.

Click HERE for all the information! Also check out all her wonderful fantastic weekly challenges and play along!!!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Card Swap

These cards were made for a swap I'm in on
The first theme is something that we like. Guess what? Yeah, I looooove to shop. I ordered this stamp from Flourishes. (Gigi & Chole set #60). I used memonto black ink and colored with new product that looks like twinkling h2o.

This card has the butterfly theme which had to have a butterfly on the card somewhere. I used the butterfly collage stamp- stamp it twice and cut out the butterfly colored and covered it with crystal lacquer.

This card a has the tropical theme. I used Bazzill texture paper and the technique is the crayon directly on the stamp and them mist and stamp, this makes it look like watercolor.


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

RV Studio

This is my stamp studio on my RV. It's small and cramp but it works. This is where I produced some of my swaps and started challenges for Ebonysisters, etc. I had to pack up Sunday so we could start on our journey back home. Packing up took a very long time but I have it so tight even air will have a difficult time passing though. On our way home we stopped by our niece and nephew in Mississippi for a family cookout on Labor Day. We had a wonderful time with lots of food and family. Now today Tuesday we are headed for home, stopping in Anniston, Al over night at a campground. Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


This is a tag using the technique I acquired at the Scrap Scrap Art Tour in Winston-Salem, NC July 25-26. Ted was the demonstrator and one of his suggestions; to women is to unhook you'll be fine (meaning be free with your design); put white pen on card to cover up block smudges (the pen he used is a galaxy marker; yellow ink covers anything (mustard seed).
Receipe for tag- manila tag, mustard seed, mini mister filed with water, Distress ink- vintage photo, faded jeans; stamps; tree(seaside stamping Ink), V-mail letter(River City Rubber Works, believe (Seaside stamping Ink), Fanciful Dot Filament (Hero Arts), stickles- frosted lace, Glitz stickles Champagne.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Christmas in July

On Monday my Stamp Addicts had a stamp meeting and it was a Christmas in July. Each person made a card and brought enough products for each person to make a card like they designed. I have labeled each card with the designer. If you like them leave me a comment. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Color Speak the Truth

As I was blogging today I found this “Colorscope”on the Paper Source blog. We all mix and match colors without really knowing what the colors really mean. PS says that Sue felt that a person's favorite colors revealed something interesting about them, so she create the Colorscope. Look at the Colorscope and pick two favorites ( mine fuchsia and beet) and read what it says you are like according to the color you pick. Leave me a comment to let me know what the colorscope says about you.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Etsy Inspiration #38

The card I am posting is a 3 for. The design inspiration came from the Etsy Inspiration a cute bird house at Bacon Square Farm. This card serves as my design challenge for the Etsy Inspiration #38, Divine Design Bible Verse Challenge and my my card swap at my Stamp Addicts stamp club. The Etsy Inspiration challenge is a neat challenge that I look for each Saturday. The challenge is taken from different Etsy inspired shops. This week it happen to be one that have mostly outdoor items.

The second part of the 3 for is for Splitcoaststampers - Divine Design Bible Verse Challenge . This challenge is for each participants to make a card each month that contains a bible verse. My verse is taken from Psalm 91:1.

The third part of this 3 for is for the swap with Stamp Addicts. We are to make enough cards for each member of the club (preferably stamped.)

Card recipe:
CS-diseyyd, Bazzill Testures and stampland matte; Martha Steward lace punch, stamp by stampabilities - Psalm 91:1.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Dance Like No One is Looking...

This page is dedicated to my sister, my niece mother. She is in heaven now singing with the hallelujah chorus. This is the start of a graduation book for my niece who is graduating from North Carolina School of the Arts. She go started in dance and has loved it and being very bias she is gooooood.

Card recipe:
Amazing Grace DP, poem from Ultimate guide to the perfect card and me, cuttlebug - ornamental dies, Martha Steward album pages.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Etsy DT & Jazz Inspiration Card

This is a design sketch from SCS. The inspiration for the card came from Etsy.
I had so much fun with this card. The stamp design is a stamp I got from a Stamp Addicts Club member that pass away in February '08. She was a sparkle queen. Most of the cards she made had sparkle. She was a good person and I will miss her at our stamping gathering. I went a step further and designed the inside. with a birthday sticker and designer paper.

To playing along with the Inspiration Card design go to Ashley's blog to get the directions.

Card recipe:
Card 6x6
Creative memories cutter
Paper: CS -copper, bazzill,
DP: K&Company, Bohemina
Embellishment: 3 buttons, ek success corner punch(without the guard)
copper sparkle, Cloud 9 clear quote sticker

Thanks for looking.

Monday, April 13, 2009

God's Marvelous Love

This is a card I did for the Divine Design Bible Challenge for April. I used the stamp Art Gone Wild! and colored with markers. I tried my hand at the perfect pearl using the violet and gold. The verse was stamped with versemark and embosed with distress embossing powder.

Creative Cute Challenge #4

This is a challenge from Kreate With Me 2
I'm participating in the Creative Cute challenge #4. I found this picture in the Williams-Sonoma Home in furniture. It is and Eaton Club Chair with a
monogrammed solid cashmere throw.
My card I used Paper Pizazz-soft tints yellow stripes, K&Company-Butterfly Collage, Bazzill-deep blue and white. To imitate the upholstery tacks I used a Tsukineko marker on white CS. I also used JustRite monogram stamper and embossed with white Judi Kins embossing powder,
Fiskars border punched was used on the edge, the glass embellishment was stamped with black stazons ended with a bow.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Cards with a blessing....

These cards were made for the Divine Design Bible Verse Challenge 09. The First card with the Scripture Luke 11:9 was made on a blue card, Cloud 9 Design sparkle CS, Bazzill Textures-Green, and K & Company. The Second Card I Chron. 4:10 made with vanilla CS, Basic Grey, K&Company, Bazzill testure-Green, white rick rack, 3 small buttons.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

This is one of the 31 pages I made for a fatbook swap with the Charlotte Altered Book Club. As a members of this swap I will receive a complete book with other altered pages made by those that participated. I was unable to attend the actual meeting so I look forward to receiving my book. I use dp warm violet & ice jade colorbox ink to add color, stamping with versafine vintage sepia ink, detail the circle with pastal chalks-gold-stamps used hamilton arts swirl and Time Holtz collection, also I used some clear stickles for some bling.

Friday, January 16, 2009

It A Wonderful World

I made this cute memento for my niece the Dancer. The original was made by Amber Hight