Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My Christmas Gift!

My husband made this bow maker for me! It is seriously awesome!

I showed him a pic of a bow maker online that was pretty simple. It was a small block of wood that had 6 or 8 holes drilled in it & (I think) 4 pegs; the lady sells hers for $15.

My in-laws's neighbor is a woodworker and he had these pieces of scrap wood laying around. He drilled the holes & glued the pieces together after beveling the base. The top part is scrap banister rail. My husband sanded it so that it is perfectly smooth then varnished it. It is really shiny! And heavy!

I was really surprised when I opened the box and saw it. I never expected anything this beautiful and elaborate. I guess he really does love me! lol

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone out there in blogland is enjoying today with family and friends.

I am in Tallahassee FL this weekend. My husband, his parents, and I are spending the Christmas holiday this year with his sister and her family. While I miss being with my family (this is the first year that I have not spent at least part of the holiday with my family), I am enjoying being with my sister-in-law and her husband, children, and grandchildren.

The 3 hr trip from GA was uneventful - the best kind of road trip! I only had to stop to ask directions once! lol I got great gas mileage; the car only used 3/4 of a tank! It helps having slower speed limits on the rural highways.

Tomorrow's agenda is shopping in the morning with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law. There is an antique auto museum here that my husband wants to go to, so we will go there in the afternoon. That should be interesting and I am looking forward to that.

We will be headed back to GA on Monday. We both saved enough vacation time so that we are off all next week! I'm not sure what we'll be doing all week, though. No plans, other than take in a movie and just relax. Maybe I'll try out a few new recipes next week!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Elf Suit!

This is my "elf suit" for the holidays! A tone-on-tone red striped t-shirt, jeans, and lime green socks!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Teapot Tuesday Landscape

This is my card for this week’s Teapot Tuesday challenge. We had our tea party during art class this week. Oh my! You should have seen all the paint being flung around! LOL Check out the link for more information on the weekly tea parties. You are welcome to join the fun.

  • Cardstock: PTI white, basic black, unknown pink DSP
  • Image: unknown landscape
  • Ink: Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray
  • Accessories: Sizzix embossing folder, self adhesive rhinestones, layered prima flowers, border punch

Thursday, December 16, 2010

MMTPT124 Card for Abby

I'm sorry for the "low light" quality of the photo. I should have been more patient and waited until daylight. Yeah, well, patience is not one of my strong suits. lol

Anyway, this is my card for this week's Teapot Tuesday challenge at Splitcoaststampers.com. This is my flower card for Bree (OK, really, it's for Abby!); every star gets flowers after her performance and Bree (Abby) is certainly a star!

There is no recipe for this card because everything except the card base (Papertrey Ink cream) came from my scrap box. The flower image was the result of a practice for a technique that I can't remember the name or where I found it. It's been several months since I made it.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Faux Tile

TLC301 Technique was Faux Tile. This card didn't take long at all to make and I love how it turned out! it doesn't show up, but I used a glitter pen on the outline.

  • Stamps: Unkown Background Stamp, PTI stamps for sentimetn & outline
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Marina Mist
  • Cardstock: Stampin" Up! Marina Mist, PTI white
  • Accessories: Brads, Sakura Clear Glitter Pen, White Ribbon

Friday, December 10, 2010


I made this luminaria in about an hour following the tutorial in the Resources area of Splitcoatstampers.com I will be making more of these for spring and Easter.

  • Cardstock: (Unknown) Embossed DSP from Michael's, Vellum, Stampin' Up!: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke
  • Ink: Stampin: Up! Cherry Cobbler
  • Accessories: Spellbinders Nestabilities, Martha Stewart cardinal and pine branch punches, battery-operated tea light, Scor-Pal

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Long Time, No Post!

I have been wanting to do a better job keepig up with this blog and posting cards that I hve made. I see that I haven't posted anything in over a month!

This card was sent to my Best Stamping Friend back home on Florida.

Here is the link to the card in my Splitcoaststampers.com gallery with the details and link to the challenge thread.

  • Cardstock: Stampin' Up!: Very Vanilla, True Thyme, Chocolate
  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink (sentiment), Unknown (image)
  • Ink: True Thyme, Real Red
  • Accessories: D'Vine Swirls embossing folder, Sakura glitter pen, ribbon

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Technically NOT a One-Layer Card!

Talk about a quick CAS card! There's not much to say since the card speaks for itself. It is my entry for DellsDani's Musical Card Challenge at Splitcoastampers.com. This card is really glittery IRL from the smooch spray!

  • Cardstock: Papertrey Ink white, Stampin' p! Marina Mist
  • Ink: Colorbox chalk inks
  • Stamp: Studio G
  • Accessories: Spellbinders Nestability label die, rhinestones, spray smooch glitter

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Crafty Ho's Challenge Blog

This my entry for this week's challenge on the Crafty Ho's Challenge Blog.

This week, it was a recipe challenge: 1 leaf (oops! I used 2), a button, and a circle. I don't use buttons on my cards but I did find a brad in my stash that looks like a button so I used that.

You can't really see it, but the background is subtly embossed using a leaf stencil. Yep, the thin plastic kind for stenciling with paint! It is too subtle for my taste but IRL it gives this card some texture. I used Marvy punches for the circles and the edges of the embossed layer were distressed.

  • Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla, unknown brown dsp
  • Stamp: unknown sentiment and leaf stamp
  • Ink: Sage Shadow
  • Accessories: Creative Memories paper flowers, brads, Cuttlebug, plastic stencil, Marvy punches, distressing tool

3-2-1 Blast Off! Ho

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Do You Love Card Challenges?

If you do, you will love the Feline Playful blog! She is giving away a Mega Blog Candy this week ... and I mean MEGA!

Go check it out for he blog candy and the lists of challenges. There are so many challenges out there and this is a good place to find a lot of them.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


This is my card for yesterday's Teapot Tuesday challenge on splitcoaststampers.com

Close to My Heart's "To the Finish" stampset
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Nestabilities labels,
Versafine black ink
Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock

I stamped the checkered flags then cut them out & glued to the card.

Gotta love a quick and simple CAS card!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Heartfelt Creations Cardinal & Holly

Here is one of the Christmas cards I've made so far this year.

I love this cardinal from Heartfelt Creations! The technique for this card is Paper Piecing and it's easy to do, especially with this image since most of the sections are easy to cut out.

I stamped it on white cardstock, then stamped it again in yellow, red, and green papers. I cut out the sections I wanted (green leaves and berries, yellow beak, and red body) then glued them onto the image that was stamped on the white cardstock.

To make the shaped piece, I laid one of my nestabilities die over the image and traced around the inside of die. I cut it out then erased the pencil marks. After that, I used the same nestabilities die to cut the black mat.

The background is a piece of Real Red cardstock from Stampin' Up! that was embossed with Tim Holtz' folder, bricks. I brayered white pigment ink then sprinkled some glitter while the ink was still wet. After the ink dried, I sprayed it lightly with hair spray to set the glitter.

The brads are faux brads; the tutorial can be found in the Resources section on Splitcoaststampers.com.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Card for Today's Featured Stamper Challenge at SCS

(Please excuse how dark this pic is!) This is my card for today's Featured Stamper challenge at SCS.

I chose THIS CARD to case because I love the simplicity of her white Christmas card. It didn't take long to create something similar to LeAnne's card. I changed the embossing folder, the stamps, and the bling (as well as it's placement). I also added some bling of my own with my Sakura clear glitter pen.

Cardstock: Whisper White
Stampsets: Stampin' Up! Old Fashioned Christmas (retired), PTI's Holiday Wishes
Ink: Stampin' Up! Basic Gray
Accessories: Sakura clear glitter pen, punches, Holly & Ribbon embossing folder, self-adhesive black "bling"

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Well, it has been a while since I last posted something! A lot of changes have been happening since then.

A few weeks ago, I moved to southwest Georgia with the company I work for. This project is supposed to last a little more than a year, so it won't be long before I'm back home in Central Florida. Until then, I'll be making several weekend trips back. Thank goodness for Facebook so that I can keep in touch with my family!

I made my Dad's father's day card and my sister's birthday card last week. Hopefully I'll be able to post pics of them in the next couple of days.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Blog Hop for Gabby! ( 2/20/10)

You have landed on the next stop of the Blog Hop for Gabby. I hope you have been enjoying the cards along the way and have had an opportunity to purchase the Moody Rock Star digital stamp from Paper Makeup.

This is not a blog hop sponsored by a company but rather is one in honor of our good friend (and Sista Ho!), Gabby! We wanted to do this blog hop to show her how much we care about her. We are sending her lots of "inky hugs" today.

Gabby is on a lot of design teams and sure is one talented lady! I am in awe of her talent and am always thrilled beyond measure when I get one of her cards in a swap! She loves black and white cards, so those are the main colors of my card. I threw in a bit of Rich Razzleberry (a current Stampin" Up! In color) to break up the monotony.

The recipe for this card is simple:
  • Stamps: Laundry Line flourish frame, Stampin' Up Three Little Words
  • Cardstock: Stamin Up Whisper White, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry
  • Ink: Rich Razzleberry
  • Accessories: flat back ahdesive blings from Joanns, black velet ribbon, butterfly embosslet from Stampin' Up, sizzix embossing folder, cuttlebug
Here is the lineup for today's hop:
Joni <--- is offering blog candy!
Laura Jean
Roxie <--- is offering blog candy!
Robin (me!)
Su <--- Next in line!

Love ya, Gabby Green Eyes!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Vintage Vogue card

I saw this gorgeous card by Lianne Carper and couldn't wait to CASE it! Lianne provides a wonderful tutorial including panel dimensions for her card.

I changed one of the cardstock colors, the sentiment, and used a SU! corner punch. I also sponged around the edges of the image/sentiment panel. The rhinestone brad is from Gina K and the white faux brads are from Joann's. Everything else is from Stampin' Up!

  • Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Sincere Salutations
  • Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
  • Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Whisper Wite
  • Accessories: rhinestone brad, white faux brads, corner punch

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Prettiest Card I've Ever Made!

This is the prettiest card I have ever made! I CASE'd Erna Logtenberg's card. My card is a standard A2 card, but Erna's must be larger. The sentiment inside her card is too big for mine as is the swirl image on her card.
The top picture is the inside and the bottom is the outside.
  • Stamps: SU! Priceless and True Friend, Sanded BG (the sentiment is unknown)
  • Ink: Always Artichoke, Ballet Blue, Chocolate Chip
  • Cardstock: Always Artichole, Ballet Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Nestabilties border, Sizzix embossing folder, half back pearls, faux self-adhesive brads