Thursday, April 14, 2011

Designer of the week

This week I am the designer of the week for Hambo Stamps. I am so thrilled to be asked. I can't tell you how honored I am. Thank you Hambo Stamps for thinking my work is good enough to be allowed to be the designer of the week. Their images are so easy to work with that anyones cards look great. So thank you for such a great product. These are the cards that I sent in for this weeks challenge. If you would like to participate just click on the title of this post and it will take you to the Hambo Hoedown. Fun, fun fun.

P. S. The one at the top is an extra one. I guess I couldn't stop after I got started. lol

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Cased card from Ree

This is a card I cased from Ree at Her cards are so pretty.

Penguin Bunny

Its Hambo Hoedown time again and this time the challenge is to use an Easel card. I have been wanting to try making an Easel card with a Twist so this was the perfect time to try. As always if you click on the title of this post it will take you to the challenge. While I was playing I decided to try this on my Photoshop Elements program. I hadn't used it for a while and was a little rusty. After downloading the background paper and a few elements, I downloaded the Penguin Bunny. I used the magic wand to cut him out. (I wondered if I could do that. Yea! for me. ) I added some shadows to make it look like it was popped up. Printed it out and used my Copics to color him in. Then I added a few stamped images (hearts) the stems and leaves I drew in, cut out butterflys, and glossied up and stickled the flower hearts. I finally added a little flower soft to his ears and tail . I guess this would be a Hybrid project. Thanks for coming to look at my card. I really enjoy the comments.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

I recently got a design from It is a swan made with a flower punch. It looks really difficult at first but it is so easy to do. I even cased her card. I am such a copier. Anyway I really loved this swan when I saw her card and couldn't wait to do it. So here you go. The leaves are a die I bought from The flowers are a stamp from Purple daisy designs. She is amish so you would have to call her to order. Telephone number is 717-597-8803. What is so great about these stamps is that you can use a five petal punch to punch them out. The purple paper is from Stampin Up that I embossed using an Cuttlebug embossing folder and I outlined the blocks of paper with my Gold leaf pen. The doily is a die I got from They will even make a custom made die for any of your stamps. How great is that.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

These two cards are a total case from the display at Photo Scraps of Darcie's stamps. I just loved doing the tissue paper at the bottom. I just ran some red line tape across the back bottom of the panel and then once I tore my tissue paper in a one inch strip, I just pleated it across the width of the panel. Such an easy element to do. I enjoyed making these cards so much that I made 5 of them. lol The ink is sponged on the images. I cut everything out and mounted it on the card with foam tape. Quick and cute---My kind of card. lol

This is a card made with an image from I just discovered her. What fabulous stamps. Not just stamps but fabric as well. So cute. I colored this image with Copic markers, added some bling, raised it up on foam tape and she was ready to go shopping. The background paper is from Stampin Up. It is in their new spring catalog. Such pretty papers in this pack. The word "Hello" is from Whipper Snapper Designs. They are another favorite stamp company of mine.

Monday, April 4, 2011

38 th Anniversary flowers

Just thought I would share the flowers Jim got me for our 38th Anniversary. They are so beautiful. Just about every kind of flower there is in there. Each side of it is just as pretty as the last. I wasn't sure which side to take a picture of.

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Look at that Theresa beating me with her card!!! I almost forgot it. I got some new rubber this weekend and I was playing with it. This digi was so easy to color. I love these little images because they are so simply drawn that you can do anything with them. The card just about makes itself. This week we were suppose to use bright pink and green. Really springy. As it so happened I had those colors already out making Easter cards. I think this one is going to go to my sister in law. It will brighten up her day. If you want to play along just click the title of this post and it will take you to the Hambo site. I would love to see what you have done.

Hambo Hoedown...Me first! Me first!

Can it be?  I actually finished a challenge before mom!?  Wow!

This weeks Hambo Hoedown challenge was to make a card using bright pink and green with this cute Caterpillar digi.  I went simple this week but I think it's pretty cute.  Hope you enjoy it!


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Judy Rosma of offered me a challenge to tell seven things about myself.

  1. My first card was pretty pitiful. It was one I saw in a magazine. I went all over the neighbor hood collecting pieces of my neighbors cedar hedges to glue to the front of the card to make a wreath. I was so proud of that card. I thought it was cool as butta
  2. Yes, I am an New Englander. I was born so far north that I could have been french.
  3. Matter of fact my mother is french. She was an orphan and raised in a catholic orphanage. She had eight sisters and one brother. When her parents died they placed them all in farms around the area. When Mom's foster father passed away, her foster mom couldn't keep her so she ended up in a orphanage. When she got older she worked for the priest. Her sisters contacted the priest and asked if she could come to Maine to live with them. She remembers crossing the St John River in the winter in the back of a sleigh. She said she remembers seeing water fill the tracks of the sleigh as they were crossing. Once in Maine she met and married my father
  4. They had 12 children. Yes, I am one of 12---6 boys and 6 girls
  5. I have three children--two girls and one boy
  6. I have two grandchildren--both boys. They are the delight of my life and I babyset them daily.
  7. I have always loved crafts but not like I am consumed by paper crafts. When I am not with the boys I am usually in my craft room.

Well, that is seven things about me that you may have not known. Now I get to pass this on to others so we can find out about them. How about Kathi ( and paula (

Friday, April 1, 2011

High Hopes Stamps Challenge

Here I am trying another Challenge. This one is for High Hope Stamps. The challenge is to use fabric on a card. Ribbon doesn't count and you have to use a High Hope stamp. Their stamps are so cute it is hard to decide which one to use. Sense it is almost Easter, I thought a cute little bunny holding a present of an egg would work. The fabric I used is my background. I had a piece of pink gingham so it went on the card. I used a piece of tacky paper to stick the material down on before it went on the Almost Amethyst cardstock. Then I ran both through the Big Shot with a Cuttlebug embossing folder to keep the edges of it down. The image is colored with Copics. Pearls and Ribbon was added to dress it up a little. The card is a little bigger than the A2 cards that I usually make. This one is an A6 size (4.75" x 6.5")