Friday, January 29, 2010


Time flies when you're having fun! Truer words have never been spoken, the older we get the faster time flies. It does not seem possible that Monday we will be into February 2010. Where does the time go? Time happens be the Chestnut Theme Challenge and Gingersnap Creations, thus this is my interpretation of "Time."
While lying in bed, it dawned one me that "Time flies when you're having fun!" Now that I had that theme how to put that on a card. I realized I had a clock in one stamp set and wings in a fairy set so the only thing to do was put them together.

The background paper used for the background may look familiar to those of you that have papers that you purchased years ago. The edges of the card were distressed, the clocks were colored in with chalk. Found a charm to also add to the front.

The sentiment for the front and inside were computer generated. I also matted the inside of the card to finish the card off. It amazes me how we all look at these challenges in a different way, we are all so unique and it is so much fun to see what comes out of these challenges. Thanks to the DT for all of their inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by today, please leave a comment, and have a crafty day.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Just love to do circle cards, even though, they are few and far between. This one was just crying to be done. I had made a similar card last year that was for a gift card, but this one it a folded card, that looks like a flower. Mojo Monday is where the inspiration came from, and then I looked to The Pink Elephant, and Crazy 4 Challenges to put everything together.

The Pink Elephant challenge was Polka Dots, Bow, and Pink. Crazy 4 Challenges was Pretty in Pink.
The sketch at Mojo Monday could be done either as a circle or square.

For the center circle my scalloped circles from Spellbinder was used, then using a 1" circle punch the other two layers were added. Brown polka dot grosgrain ribbon for texture and hearts that were found at Michaels. The stamped sentiment was from a discontinued wedding set that I found at Joann's over 6 months ago, never know when you will be able to use some of those stamps, but just need to look at them from different points of view.

The first card I did was red, and then it dawned on me that the challenge was to use pink, oh well, it just made the pink one easier to complete. The paper was from Lasting Impressions, my sister found it at a huge discount. Love all those bargains!!

Have a list of cards and projects that I want to finish in the next couple of days, so am off to complete some Valentines. Please leave a comment, it is great to hear from all my blogging friends.

Have a crafty day.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Nothing like waiting to the last minute to meet this challenge at GC the dealine is today. "Once in a Blue Moon" challenge is "Case A Cas by Ali." This was really fun to do and found myself spending more time trying to find something to add the the clean and simple card. Checked the jewelry box, buttons, charms, anywhere I could think of, after hours and days of hunting this was the result.

This is just the beginning of the 27 cards for Valentine's Day I promised by daughter, Jamie, that I would make for the children in her class. This one will be for one of the 10 girls and then the real challenge will be to do something for the boys.

I used red for the base and then embossed the white card stock using an embossing pad from Provo Craft, the hearts were perfect. The stamped heart is a stamp that I found at Michael's for just $1, it has lots of detail, which is unusual for one of their inexpensive stamps. The heart is matted with two shades of red, then add dimensionals and placed on the black mat.

Found the metal heart and used red metallic twine to tie the bow, this was glued onto the center of the heart. A special thanks to the DT for your challenges, they always inspire me to make cards and try new techniques.

Have a wonderful day, please leave a comment, it is so fun to hear from everyone out there.

Friday, January 22, 2010


Okay, finally completed my project for the Resolutions challenge at Gingersnap Creations. With the new year comes resolutions, in the past I really haven't attempted or even stated that I would take on any kind of resolutions, but this years was a little different. Am getting older and felt that I was becoming unhealthy, and added a few pounds.

Know that losing weight is probably the #1 resolution out there, but this was just one of mine. We want to make some major changes in our lives this year and they will take quite a bit of time, but trying to lose weight was the one that I could focus on "now."

Have started to juice and exercise a little, watching what I eat and when. Have lost 9 lbs, so far. One of the ideas that was mentioned to keep on track was to write down what you eat each day, thus here is my Food Journal.

Have a stack of composition notebooks that I bought last September and altered it to my taste. Stamped strawberries on the polkadot paper. Used Martha Stewart's lace border punch for the accent. The Food Journal letter is computer generated, and last but not least this is the new die cuts from Spellbinders, that my daughter, Kaylene, gave me for Christmas.

As they say, your have to make healthier choice, seeing things in writing has really helped me to see how to improve my health.

Have a great crafty day.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


I must love presure, saw this sketch last week at Our Creative Corner and wanted to create a card, but as usual waited to the last minute. Picked out the paper last week, and had a stamp ready to go, only problem was that the stamped image was too large for the card, back to the drawing board.

Was determined to finish the card yesterday, and found this tulip stamp in my stash, it is from Hero Arts and have had it for more than a decade, always loved it. Didn't stamp for alot of years and all my stamps used to be in a shadow box on the wall, they became art and just looked pretty. Since moving back to Vegas they are now in a drawer and I can't see them all, forget what I have they aren't where I can enjoy them all the time, need to do something about that little issue.

This was such a fun card to do, stamped the design on patterned paper, think this is a first, always think you need to stamp on plain paper. I used colored pencils to add the coloring of the flowers and the leaves. Used the lace border punch from Martha Stewart, my cutting system for the circles, and a butterfly punch from Creative Memories. Double faced satin ribbon was used for extra texture to the paper lace border.

Time for me to take on a few household duties, and then I want to work on a Resolution challenge that Gingersnap Creations is offering, as usual know what I want to do, just need to get it done. Am off to have some fun. Have a crafty day.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Made this card for a special challenge at Gingersnap Creations, it is a titled mat. My sister gave me a new die cut for Christmas. It is one die cut that will cut about 6 different shapes. The die cut is from Cuttlebug and is a Damask Frame, couldn't wait to give this one a try. It also has an embossing pad with it, will be using that on upcoming cards.

The background paper is Eskimo Kisses Paper Pad. The clip art is from Graphics Fairy, and speaks volumes. Can't wait for my sister to see that I have actually used her gift right away. Also received a Spellbinders Die cut from daughter, but haven't used it yet, never fear, I will be using it soon.

Time for me to head off to work. Will be making Valentine's for my daughter, on my days off, need to make 27 for her 6th grade class. If anyone has any simple ideas, let me know. She has 17 boys in her class so can't make them to cutesy. (No candy either) .

Have a crafty day.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Have been wandering around to all the blogs that I love to check out, spent more time doing that then creating, but did get a couple of cards made. Paper Craft Planet has a tutorial on how to use paper towels to give texture you your card stock. Looked very interesting so had to give it a try.

It is a little hard to see but I did use the paper towel to add the texture to the background of the card. It does give an interesting effect and is simple to do, I used Chocolate Chip ink on the off white card stock.

You have to overlook the stitching, it is not straight at all, this was my first time using a sewing machine to make the stitching. Thought this would be pretty easy, but as you can see I need a lot more practice sewing on paper. Stitching on the card was a challenge at Sherrod Studios.

The layout for the card is a sketch from MOJO MONDAY Week #121. The papers used are from Lasting Impressions. A corner punch was used to add a little more interest to the sentiment and mat.

Well, it is my Monday, and going to work. Let's see what is in store for us this week. The tourist in Las Vegas is so unpredictable with the economy down. They say things might be on the upswing, or was November just a fluck.

Have a crafty day.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


It has been a long time since my last post. Have been on vacation, and gotten back to work, and work has been crazy with New Years and one of the biggest conventions in Las Vegas, working overtime, so no time to have any fun with my blog.

Did manage to make a birthday card for my daughter and take a couple of challenges. Of course it will be late, as I won't get to the Post Office until Monday or Tuesday and her birthday is Tuesday, January 12th. Know that she understands that her mother is always a few days late, since we live so far apart now days. My birthday wish for her in 2010 is health, wealth and happiness. She had a rough year in 2009, but is getting back into the swing of things. Driving in snow to and from work, and trying to deal with the cold weather, she was raised in Las Vegas where the sun always shines.

Kaylene is adjusting well to the single digits, and loves her new family, home and career, know this will be a great year for her and her family.

This is the card that will be sent to her. Crafty Creations has a challenge to use black and white with a touch of color. Sherrod Studios' challenge was to use the gate fold technique.

Kept the card pretty simple, that seems to be my preference. Add a white bow, and some red rhinestones on the oval. The ovals were made with my cutting system from Creative Memories.

The sentiment is to the point, Happy Birthday!

Time for me to head off to work, it may be Sunday for the majority of the country, but it is my Friday. Have some plans for my days off to create a few projects, hopefully that will come about.

Have a great weekend and a crafty day.


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