Monday, June 27, 2011

Birthday Cards

Mae and Jr
Just thought I post a few of the birthday cards I received. They made me feel so special. Thank you everyone.

Thank You from Rose

Just look at this cute Thank You card that I received from Rose. I love how she made the grass and the little sheep have flocking on them.


Here is my Hoedown card for this week. I love this pig and I can see me using it again. I made a slider pop up card. I haven't made one of these in a long time. I printed the image on Mohawk bright white paper. I love using that paper with Copics. I can get a good blend with it. His jail cell bars is a bird cage that I cut with my Cricket and then cut the top and bottom off. Sometimes I just amaze myself. he he. So, where's my ribbon or twine you ask. Well I kind of played with the challenge and used my tag pull for the ribbon. I know I am so bad. Like always I enjoyed this one. These challenges make me think and try different things. As always the title of this card will take you to the challenge page of Hambo. Come play with us.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

As everyone knows, I have been dabbling in sewing. This is a beach bag that my daughter-in-law wanted me to make for her. It is a huge bag. Thats a 34 inch door. The inside is lined with a nylon waterproof fabric. The same as the orange on the outside. The orange on the outside is pockets and the inside is lined with pockets all the way around. It was a bear to do because of the thickness of the material, especially sewing the straps onto the body of the bag. But I "Gotter done" If I had had my new machine when I started I would have done a better job. It sews through anything. Love it!!!

A Gift from Donna

I have to tell you I have a neighbor that does the most amazing things with paper and anything else she can find. I have things made from metal that she has made and lots of paper art. Yesterday she shows up with this great tag that she made. I just love this art and wish from the bottom of my heart that I could do it. She always says "Oh, you can do it" No, I wouldn't know even where to start. Anyway I would want it to look like hers and you know it wouldn't. I just thought I would share this beautiful piece. Thank you, Donna.

Cards for a Bridal Shower and Flower Girl

A woman who works with a friend asked me to make a couple cards for a Bridal Shower. I completely cased these from another site and now I can't remember who's it was. I am so sorry for this. The images are from Mo's Digital Pencil. I colored the images with copics. I really liked the way these came out.

Crafty Secrets and Crackle

I bought some Crackle Accents from Inkssentials some time back and didn't use it. That is until now. I had made this card and thought it looked pretty good. Kind of like a cameo with the glossy accents on it and the more I looked at it I thought why not try to crack it. Heck why not try the Crackle accents. I made another card and used the crackle accents and sure enough it cracked. Maybe a little too much. lol I then inked it with Distress Ink called Old paper. The image is one from a set I got from Crafty Secrets called Garden Girls that I colored with chalks. It has so many cute images. Linda Duke uses these stamps and her things are so beautiful so when I see hers I think "I can do that" Ya, right. I get some cool stamps that way though.

Lili of the Valley

Here is another one. I just love the soft look of fading with the copic markers. So sweet. Just click on the title and it will take you to their site.

Today I have been playing around with some new stamps that I got from Lili of the Valley. ( They have the cutest images. I colored it with my copics and the paper is from a 6x6 pad called Sweet threads b y Basic Grey. I put some purple paper behind it so you could see the card better.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hambo Hoedown 20

Its Hambo Hoedown time again. This time we were to use red and teal and our choice of white, ivory or kraft. Really, my paper looked red until I stuck that teal ribbon on it and now it looks pink. Whats with that. lol This is a really cute image. I layered it in three levels. It really pops in the truest sense of the word. This is the last day to play this challenge but there is always next week. Come play with us. As always just click the title of this post and it will take you to the Hambo website.

Friday, June 10, 2011


Its that time of the week again and guess what---Woo Hoo I am queen of the Hoedown. Thank you Hambo. I am so honored. For this week we had a sketch to follow. Fun, That sure makes it easy. For my card I used some digital papers with little fishes because we have a lot of fishermen around here and Father's Day is just around the cornor. Yippy skippy one card done!!! I got the paper from a site called cadsdaypapers. I just printed it out 1/4 page size for the background paper and made it really small for the tie. It took me forever and a day to figure out how to do the word circle on Microsoft Word 2010. Not sure now I could find my way back to do another. Geez, why do they have to keep changing everything. For the horizonal piece of paper I used a ribbon. Hope that qualifies. Everything else is just about the same. Enjoy. I can't wait to see what everyone else has done. As always if you would like to play along just click on the title of this post and it will take you right to Hambo

Friday, June 3, 2011


Finally made a card. It has been a while but who could resist doing a card with this sweet image. It is the Hamboe Hoedown! We were to use buttons on this challenge. And there they are, for all the world to see. The paper I used on this card is from a new pack I just got. It is called Kitschy Kitchen by Melissa Frances. I just got it yesterday and couldn't wait to make something with it. I got it from a site called "A Cherry on Top" It has recipe cards and several other things like tags to go with it. The little cherry brad is one that I bought ages ago, probably from Michaels. If you want to play along in this challenge just click the link at the top of this post. Stop by and see all the new digis they have. Cute, cute, cute