Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A CAS Any Hero Card

Good Morning All,
Today's post is of an any hero card I made last night to go into my next
Operation Write Home box. The card base is SU's Very Vanilla and the background paper is Alcohol Inks paper that I made myself. The sentiment is a Hampion Art stamp that my girl friend picked up for me, I think, at Hobby Lobby. Both she and I thought it was the perfect stamp for our heroes. I stamped it in black and cut it out using the Labels Nine Nestabilities. I just sponged the edges of both cut outs with SU's Certainly Celery. I ran a gold pen around the pinked edges of my background paper and I was done. Well, I want to thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate it. See you tomorrow.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

S & S Sketch #75

Good Sunday Morning,
Well we are suppose to have a nice day here in southern Massachusetts today, but so far the sun has not shown it's face. I'm patiently waiting. Todays post is for the Stars and Stamps Challenge over at Operation Write Home. This was a nice easy one for me, which I needed today. I'm trying to play catch up on things, so CAS was just perfect. I started with four stips of designer paper from Basic Grey, attached them to a piece of SU's basic black card stock. I cut that out using a Zig Zag cutter just to be a little different. The card base is SU's very vanilla as is the ribbon and bow. The sentiment is also from SU (retired) and then I added 4 little rhinestones for some bling. Ten minutes all done, WHEW! I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by. See you tomorrow.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

A peek at Daisey Mae

Hi Everyone, I'm trying to get back to making cards starting today, I promise,but I wanted to tell you about our little "babies, Molly and Daisey. They love to sleep on our my husband's robe on our bed when we are not home, but they also like to have something over their head, so the other day I saw this cute little pet house in a store so I picked it up. The next morning I went into our room and found Daisey, all by herself in the bed, so I had to snap this picture of her. This picture is very special for a couple of reasons. #1. It is very hard to get a picture of her because she hates the camera and whenever I take it out, she turns her head away from me or runs to hide under the sofa. #2. She is almost never away from her sister, Molly's, side. I am so very happy that they are so close, but I also like to have a few individual pictures for scapbooking. #3. Just the fact that she was in there while we were home shocked me, because the girls are always next to either my hubby or myself. They are true people lovers. Anyway I just wanted to share my special picture with you. Now to card making.

PS. Please note that I now have to make the bed so that the Pet House fits between the pillows. Who's running this house anyway? I think we know.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Steelers B-Day Card

Hello Blogging Friends,
I did not fall off the face of the earth even though it may seem like it. I have just been so busy helping hubby enlarge our deck. I've become quite the construction worker. I have also been getting caught up on my spring cleaning, which I am very late in doing. So those are my excuses, now onto my card for today.
It was my son's 42nd birthday last week ( I don't know how that happened seeing as how I'm still just 29 myself - LOL)and he is probably the Steelers biggest fan. Has been since he was a very small boy. I made a card similar to this one a few months ago, but did not incorporate the Steelers into it. I started with Football Cocoa from Sweet N Sassy Stamps and colored him with Copic Markers. I made the football field with SU's Garden Green and Whisper White card stock.
Notice that Cocoa is on the 42nd line. The Pittsburgh Steelers was computer generated and I punched out little yellow, red and blue dots because I did not have a "star" punch to truly resemble their logo, but I think I came close enough.
The important thing was that my son got a kick out of it and that's all that counts. I will try to get back on a more regular schedule of posting. I thank you very much for taking a minute to stop by here tonight. See you soon.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A CAS Love You Card

Hi Everyone,
Today's post is of a another card going into my Operation Write Home Box this week. This was a real clean and simple card for me to make, but I am happy with the way it turned out. I used Basic Grey designer paper and SU's Chocolate Chip Card Stock. The card base is SU's Very Vanilla. The two ribbons are both SU, as is the sentiment and the heart punch. I just added a couple of silver gems and I was done. I think it fits the bill for either a male or female recipient.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

S & S Sketch Challenge #73

Good Morning,
Today Operation Write Home's Stars and Stamps Blog is hosting it's Sunday Sketch Challenge. This is my card for that challenge. I found this sketch to be quite easy. I just started with Very Vanilla Card Stock and partially ran it through my Big Shot with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder. The designer paper is from Basic Grey and I added a strip of SU's Chocolate Chip card stock, The sentiment is from SU's Fancy Flexible Phrases which I cut out and matter with Oval and Scallop Oval punches from SU. I'm trying to do CAS cards today so I can make a lot of cards to finish up my box that is going out to Operation Write Home within the next day or so. Thank you for spending a few minutes here with me today. I appreciate it. I wish you all a great Sunday and I hope the sun is shinning where you are, because it is not shining here today. That's OK as it makes for a good day to craft.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Outlawz Challange CAS0605

I'm on a role. Two postings in one day. Over at The Outlawz Sunday CAS challenge, we were asked to make a Summer themed card that uses one item from each of three different catagories. My three choices were the colors, Red, White and Black, Embossing and Ribbon. My image is from an old retired SU set titled Summer by the Sea. The rest is pretty self explainatory.
enjoy the rest of your day. See you tomorrow.

With Love

Hi All,
Today's post is of a card that simply states one's love for another. The papers used are SU's Very Vanilla and Basic Black and my own hand made Alcohol Ink paper. The Silhouette image is from Stichy Bear Digital Stamps. I just discovered this fabulous Digital Image Site yesterday and I am very glad I did. You will be seeing a lot more of their images on my upcoming cards. I cut the image out and matted it using the Beaded Oval and Classic Oval Nestabilities. I sponged a little bit of SU's Crumb Cake on while it was still in the die. I also ran my alcohol ink paper through the Big Shot using the "With Love" Cuttlebug Embossing Border. Ticket corner and corner rounder punches were also used. I am quite happy with the way it turned out and I can only hope that the recipient feels the same way.
It is suppose to be another real hot one today, but then it should cool down over the weekend. Lets hope they are right.
Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by. See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

S & S Mid Week Throw Down

Hello from Hot Massachusetts,
Today it is in the 90's and very humid and tomorrow is rumored to be hotter with even more humidity. Every time I walk outside to water my plants and it is like walking into a steaming oven. Right outside our door, in a hanging plant, a red breast robin made a nest and has given birth to three babies. It is so hot I am worried about them in this heat so I have gone out there three times so far today to mist the flower pot and both the Mama and her babies (when she is not there) stick their little heads up and open their mouth for the dripping water. It is so cute to see.

Well on to my card. Today the Mid Week throw Down over at Stars and Stamps is to make a Thanksgiving Card.
I was trying to picture a nice cool day while I was creating this card. The card base is SU's Very Vanilla and I used the Dotted Cuttlebug Embossing Border along the top portion of the card. The image is from SU's set titled Harvest Home and I colored it with Copics. I cut it out and matted it with both Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities. I also used SU's Peach Parfait and Alcohol Ink paper on this card. I ran the Alcohol Ink paper through the Big Shot with the Swiss Dot embossing folder. The sentiment is from Memory Box stamped in Momento Black Ink. The flower is from my box of artificial flowers that I never thought I would use on my cards until last night when I saw Stars and Stamp's Tuesday's Tutorial by Donna. You can also see it over at Donna's blog DJ's Own . She showed us how to deconstruct a flower and put it back together again so that it could be easily used on a card and go through the mail without any problems. Thank You Donna. I have already made a couple of cards today using flowers, YAY!. Well I think that will do it for me today. I'm off to the kitchen to start dinner. Thank God for Air Conditioning or I don't think we'd be eating tonight. LOL
I know every one's time is very precious and I do appreciate each and every crafter that takes a minute to stop by. Thank You. See you tomorrow.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

S & S Sketch #72

Good Sunday Morning to all,
A quick post this morning. Today over at the Stars and Stamps Blog we are having our Sunday Sketch challenge. Here is my interpretation of the sketch. I used SU's Rich Razzleberry and Whisper white paper, my own hand made Alcohol Ink Paper and Basic Grey's paper. I also used a Cuttlebug embossing folder and SU's Heart, Oval and Scallop Oval punches. I went a little crazy adding some dots, but I couldn't help myself. Have a wonderful,safe, happy Sunday and I hope to be back later on tonight.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

A CAS Hello

Good Saturday Morning, Today's card was very easy to make, but I am hoping the recipient will appreciate the simplicity of it. I took four pictures from a page from last year's Scrapbooking Calender, matted them with blue and black and mounted all that onto a SU's Bashful Blue card base. I added my Hello sentiment from Hero Arts and I was done. Sometime the easier they are the better I like them. Off to make some more cards for my Operation Write Home box that is going out in a couple of days.
See you tomorrow. I always like Sundays because OWH's Stars and Stamps blog always has a skecth challenge for us. Thank you for stopping by.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Sleepy Mouse

I have to admit that I just love my card today. The image is from Angelique over at Sliekje's digi Stamps. You've got to visit her site to see all of her adorable drawings. Each and everyone of her drawings puts a smile on my face. She is another artist that so generously allows us to use her "works of art" for free. Isn't that wonderful? So I colored this little sleepy mouse with Copics. After matting with black card stock I added a couple of pieces of SU satin ribbon to the corners. The designer paper is from Basic Grey which I won from Carol Longacre's blog candy give-away a few weeks back. I thank you every day, Carol. I just checked out Carol's blog this morning, you don't want to miss it. Her post today is gorgeous, which I find normal for all of her posts, but today's post is a non card entry). I used a MS punch strip and added the sentiment which is from SU and cut that out with the Modern Label Punch, also from SU. I wish you all a Happy Friday and just like this little mouse, try to find a minute today to relax. Thank you for spending a minute here today and I'll see you tomorrow.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

A Red Poppy

Good Morning,

Red, White and Black are the colors of my card today. This beautiful Poppy image, that I colored with Copics, was a free Digi image from Beccy's Place. If you've not been to her blog, do yourself a big favor and visit there today. She has fabulous digi's that she so generously offers for free. Thank You Beccy. I started with white card stock that I ran through the Big Shot using the SU Square Lattice embossing folder after I had rubbed Momento's Lady Bug Red ink over one side of it. I really like the effect you get using this technique with this folder. I mounted that onto some black card stock and then onto a white card base. I used Classic Oval, Scalloped Oval and Banner Nestabilities on this card. The sentiment is from a SU set titled Three Little Words. I stamped it with VersaMark and then embossed it using Detail White powder. I added two little pearl gems on the banner just for a finishing touch. I hope that the recepient of this card gets a nice warm feeling knowing the he or she is missed. It is suppose to be nice here today, so out in the yard for a while and then back to card making (if I have the energy) Thank you for spending a few minutes here today. See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Star & Stamps Color Challenge


Well I'm doing good so far this afternoon. I've managed to do two postings. YAY for me!
Right now it is beautiful outside but this morning we had some down pours for a short while and I just heard that we should be getting some thunder showers around dinner time. Today over at Operation Write Home's Stars and Stamps Blog there is a Color Challenge going on. They are looking for cards made with Purple and Green for our heroes. So I started with a Very Vanilla card base that I partially ran through a Sizzix embossing folder leaving a small space on the top for my sentiment. I just felt like doing something different today so I just punched out circles from a Basic Grey paper that has both purple and green in it. I then added them to a piece of purple card stock. I ran some ribbon that I found in my ribbon box along the top and bottom of the horizontal piece of card stock. My sentiment is from A-Muse and I made some purple brads by adding some Glossy Accents to punched out pieces of paper. Off to make some more cards. See you all later. Thanks for stopping by today.

CAS Masculine Card

Happy June Everyone,

Today's card will be going into my next Operation Write Home box which will be going out next week. We have sent over one million cards and are now working on the 2nd million. What an accomplishment!!!! I am so proud of everyone's efforts. If you have not had a chance to make some cards for this wonderful cause, please try to set a few minutes aside to do so. You will be so pleasantly surprised to see how good you feel to know that you are helping such caring, giving families. Both the military personnel, themselves, and their families back home are so very appreciative of our efforts.
My card today is another CAS card, but I'm happy with it's overall look. I started with some green card stock that I ran through a Cuttlebug embossing folder. My image is from Lockhart Stamp Company. I colored it with Copic Markers and sponged it with SU's Crumb Cake ink while it was still in a Pinking Nestability. The sentiment is from SU's Fancy Flexible Phrases and I cut it out and mounted it with SU's punches. I thought this would make a nice general card for someone's husband, father, brother or friend. Quite often I like to just use a "Hello" or "Hi There" sentiment so it could be used for any occasion. Thank you for spending a few minutes with me today. I'll be back tomorrow. Enjoy your day.