Wednesday, September 30, 2015

CAS Birthday

Someone asked me to make them a VERY clean and simple card so I thought I'd share it with you today.  I have to confess I haven't been making that many cards lately, but I did have fun when I sat down to color this one with my Copics.  I guess coloring is an addiction that never goes away.
The image is by SNSS and both the sentiments are by Gina K Designs.  The person requesting this card did not want any embellishments at all, so here is what we ended up with.  Hope you are all having a great day.  We here in the Northeast are getting tons of rain with possibility of floods in low lying areas.  It's days like this that I am so glad that our house sits way up on a hill.   Thanks a bunch for popping in for a short visit.  Company is always very much appreciated.   

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Penguin Christmas

I'd like to share another Christmas card I made using one of Deedee Anderson's Christmas Cuties set.
He just makes me smile as does all of the cuties in this set.

I used the pre-colored version of this image, sponged with SU! Bashful Blue ink and cut it out with SB dies.  I used a Creative Memories heart punch and added a Recollection's snowflake. I popped up the heart.  The sentiment is by Craftsmart.  The paper was in my stash but I believe it is from SU! Thanks for your visit today, have a wonderful day.   

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Merry Christmas & Thank You

I'd like to share a Christmas card I made with one of Deedee Anderson's images from her set titled "Christmas Cuties". As usual this set comes with line drawings or pre-colored image.  I am starting to get nervous about getting holiday cards made to donate so I'm going with the pre-colored version to help save me time.
This little guy just melts my heart.  I printed him out and then stamped the sentiment on the tag, added a red jeweled brad and cut him out with SB dies.  I did add a red line around the die before cutting it out.  I punched a MS hear border in red and again in white and inserted the white hearts in the red outlines.  The paper, which I love, was in my stash and I could not tell you who it is by. SU! Red Red and Garden Green were my card stock choices for this one.  Thanks a bunch for your visit.  I do hope you have a fine day planned.  Today we are heading up to the 90's again.  What happened to Autumn? I know it is not really Autumn yet, but around here we are usually experiencing Fall Like weather by this time of year.    I usually decorate the house with Autumn decor on Labor Day weekend, but it was just too hot to do that this year.  So no decorating for me yet. 

PS: Thank you to all of you who answered my call for help with Baby Shower ideas.  I have gone on Pinterest and got many ideas.  Things are looking good so far for the adoptive couple so I may be putting together a shower probably by the end of this week.  Keep your fingers crossed for them please.  And for me, that I can pull this off.  LOL

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


I've been watching some of Jennifer McQuire's videos lately and working with perfect Pearls and this was the first of many cards I made last week in this same style as I really liked it.   I believe Jennifer calls this her Faux Textured Metal Technique.    I used copper Perfect Pearls on the center spot and had some SU! copper card stock for the back panel.
I used an older, but one of my favorite "go to", Hello stamps by Hero Arts and punched it out with SU! circle and scallop punches.  On this particular card I went with the SU! Fancy Fan embossing folder.  I made several of these cards with all different embossing folders and sentiments on them so I could have some back up cards in my stash for those times when I just need a quick card.  Somehow I let my stash get down to almost nothing so it was time to restock.  Thanks for taking a peek here today and I wish you all a great day.  

Sunday, September 6, 2015


Hi all,

I need help from all you talented ladies I have out there.  Someone I know MAY be adopting a child that was abandoned at a hospital.  They may know maybe by Wednesday and if this works out and if so they will probably be able to bring her home within two weeks.  If it comes to fruition I am going to have a small very quickly put together baby shower probably the end of this week.  I need suggestions on a very fast easy shower favor.  There hasn't been any babies born in our family in 21 years so I'm not familiar with shower favor ideas.  Hoping that some of you out there are and can give me some ideas.  Please!!!!!  I'm open to anything as long as I can make them up fast.  Thanks for stopping by and for your suggestions and ideas.  Hope you have a great evening and if you have the day off tomorrow for Labor Day, hope you have something fun planned.  I have no plans other than to relax and eat something good.    

Friday, September 4, 2015

Birthday Circles

I wanted to share a card that I recently made using Perfect Pearls.  This is the first time I've used them on colored paper and then stamped over them.  I was watching a Jennifer McQuire video the other day and she was working with Perfect Pearls.  She actually did the "kissing" technique but I could not seem to get a good result with that so I just stamped with black ink. I matted my Garden Green circles onto a striped embossed folder and then backed it all up with Elegant Eggplant card stock by SU!  I added some gems from Pizzazz APlenty.  This is a different type card for me, but I am trying to expand my horizons.  

By now you are all aware that photography is not my strong suit and I took sever shots of this card but, for the life of me, I could not get a picture that showed the pretty shiny look of the Pearls.  In this and all the other pictures it just looks dirty, but I assure you it looks better in real life.  Well off to do some walking (on a machine in my basement) because there was already 83% humidity at 5:30AM today.  No outdoor activity for me today that's for sure.  They say we will have a nice cool weekend.  I hope they are right.   Hope you all have a fun weekend.