Tuesday, March 31, 2009

a card and the little blue house

Well, I never got my pics from Boca Raton on here, but you probably don't want to see them anyway..But, I got this "big girl", doll house from my cousin which I fully intend on making a project for my blog, you know wallpaper, carpet,wood,curtains, all the possibilities that I can do incorporating my papercrafts and other things that I have to decorate it with I thought maybe I could get pointers have one day a week sat aside for creating my blue house, and I ain't no interior decorator by any means so Ill need some help out there,ideas, inspiration,you know some have their teapots, some have their little mouse friends, cats you name it so I got a blue house, maybe I can start the blue house challenge(hey why not??). It probably is crazy but Im gonna do it and hope I can get some input when I start, with all the inspiration I've seen on so many blogs, wowzee, oneday make a card then oneday we will fix wallpaper. I know we have it hard enough just keepin our on house,but its crafting not cleaning and ain't nobody gonna mess it up. So on to my card, I used pure luxury cs and embossed it with my cuttlebug,also added corner sashes,and I used a prima flower my first yea, used my cuttlebug for the ribbon tag and used the sentiment from stampin up bloomin botanicals(Ithink). I also stamped the butterfly on vellum cutit out it is embossed with ep brownie and then turned it over on the backside and colored, I also used my ms lace border punch and embossed part of it and then used my scorpal and added a line just for some more touch the other cs is paperstudio and last but not least I added some pearls to the top corners dimensions were added where needed outlined everything in goldleaf.Hope thats got it all and not to confusing I have been under the weather for about a week, got my Dad on my mind (he has lung cancer), say a prayer for him and me and also forgive the bad pics its very cloudy here and in the evening, the colors are soft and the dsp is pearlescent..God Bless

Monday, March 30, 2009

source of inspiration

Oh my where does all these folks get their ideas, I ponder forever trying to think of something to make and I know I am capable, just full of it, inspiration I mean, hehe..Jut a little joke, and Im not to good at those(Im blonde), ok ok, yes Im rambling..I was looking around and decided to do a gatefold card, I did it a little different with the gatefold oppening in the other direction does that make sense, anyway it didn't work out quite like I wanted it to, but I worked so hard on it and I do like the image and I used my stampin up markers to color it, the picture doesn't show it but I also used pearlescent chalks as well, the image is Hero Arts and I just thought it was beautiful with all kinds of different colors that could be used and its easter appropriate, right? I used the sentiment from flourishes, signs of spring. I added a little hanging thingey not sure what to call it but I made it with a bead some wire and embrodiery thread added ribbon some pearls used my cuttlebug on the dsp I hope you all like it so sorry for the quick post, have a wonderful day and God Bless
So sorry for the bad pics, I just couldn't get it right today

Friday, March 27, 2009

precious and few

I was just messing around today, and while I was working in my flower garden this little bee just kept buggin the crap out of me, so thats where I found my inspiration, and I was thinking about my friends as well good and bad times that we've been through isn't it wonderful to know that you've got good friends, that you can actually count on,trust and just be your friend, lifelong friends, so this one is for my special friends(sisters), I love u guys, and i have always appreciated our friendships. Now on to my card, this is a tent card 51/2x51/2 black being my main base by papertudio(luv it) the dsp is kandcompany and the colored cs is basic occassions, I used inkadinkado stamps for the image and sentiment stamped it with stazon black and the images is stamped in cherryred stazon added some shiny to all of it and a little bit of doodle here and there and some ribbon and for that little inspiration bee I used my cuttlebug also adding a little bit of shiny.Just a little quicky hope you like it..God Bless

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

For a dear Friend

Hootie this card is for you,I know that my dear friend probably will not see this, but just in case, Hootie you and your family are in our prayers, I could not imagine the loss you feel for Debra(her youngest daughter 42), you have had many worries and said a many prayers for Debra, she is now with our Lord and Savior safe at home where oneday you will see her smiling again, We love you all..The Robersons/Hayes Families..
Now with the card all the paper is paperstudio, i used D'Vine Swirl on the border,and wrapped with a see through onyxblack ribbon from Micheals,then I scored my base A2 base card with my scorpal above and below the border. I used signs of spring by flourishes and colored with pencils and oms stamping it first with stazon then added some shine with pebbles pearlescent chalks then used my butterfly punch added some glossy accents to stick them on some paperstudio pearls were added for their bodies, I used my cuttlebug to add corner sashes and basic occassions yellow brads, a personal sentiment was added to the inside and then highlighted with yellow and greens chalks and used my lace border punch, I think thats all, hope you like it, hopefully what little pics I got of my trip to Boca Raton so don't worry I want bore you with a million it rained alot so not many to look at,God Bless you my friends and have a wonderful day and hug you kids and tell them u luvem alot

Sunday, March 22, 2009


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Monday, March 16, 2009

thinking of you

Good grief it took me long enough, it just took me forever to figure this card out and why I don't know I just got so many other things going through my mind, with the trip and all, just in case you don't know, Im on my way to Boca Raton for 3or4 days, do Im excited, hadn't been out of town for a while now so Im so ready..Im so sorry it took so long for me to find some creativity, and Im not to certain I found it with this card I just wasn't completely satisfied,although I do love the colors, kandcompany is the dsp. which is always really pretty it can stand alone and just be pretty, I used my cuttlebug to emboss my main card base which is large 51/2 x 71/2, then i embossed the dsp as well,the image is stamped using memento angel pink and my stampin up markers were used on the leaves, I tried to stick with the color of my darkest paper with the ink on the flower but it was just to harsh, and with the boldness of the paper already I just didn't like it. I used stazon on the sentiment, popped it up added a corner sash from my cuttlebug added brads and a pearl, I also added the corner sashes on the dsp with brads and pearls, the border with the ribbon is just the flip side of the dsp. The main cardstock base is paperstudio, and I have to say I love their paper its just awesome and worth the price, the inside has butterfllies as well, i hope I covered it all, God Bless Stampers

Friday, March 13, 2009

Lost my mojo

I have tried all week to make a card, and for some reason I just haven't been able to pull it off..Its definitely not from lack of trying, Ive cut, embossed, stamped, you name it, I have done it. I think I need a vacation, and with that said, I'll be going to Boca Raton for a visit with my sweet cousin, on Tuesday mornin very early its about a 12 hour ride from my home to hers,just me and my hubby, can't wait. But I do hope to have a card made before I leave,how did this happen, with all the stuff I need right at hand and I can't seem to think creatively. Im beginnin to think the ole brain is fried..Anyway my friends, just got a mental block I'll be back at it soon and I so hope that my creative brain will reach outside the box, speaking of which I really want to make something using a box and cards, who knows we will see..God Bless you all and come back to visit and leave some love

Sunday, March 8, 2009

for you

Well Im not to sure about this one although I do like it, I used chalks and markers and my pencils for this one. I did some masking with the chicks, I absolutely love this set it has so many possibilities, I also added a brad to the basket just for a little added dimension, popped it up on dimensions and added ribbon, oh and the 1st layer is dry embossed, I hate to be short with this post, but I have worked on this card all day and am way behind on things that need to be done in the house, I hope you like it and have a blessed day

Saturday, March 7, 2009

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Friday, March 6, 2009

beautiful new blooms

Oh my gosh, one day its snowing and the next your watching spring come alive. I just love daffodils i think thats what I will start collecting stamp wise, I just love the set from flourishes signs of spring, it so fits me. Anyway I usually have a beautiful flower bed in the spring and summer and I just love when I'm able to work in it, I even have tomatoes,peppers,etc. But buttercups,"daffodils is my favorite and believe it or not I didn't even plant any until this year and they bloomed I think Im gonna fill my flower bed full of them. They are so bright and cheerful, they make me smile when I look at them so heres some pics, and I hope they bring a smile to your face as well, aren't we so blessed by God. Im so grateful to our Father in Heaven without Him nothing would be possible. God Bless to you all

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Dry Emboss Challenge "All that Scraps Blog"


This card was made for http://atsblog.typepad.com/ats/ I really like this picture of the vase, the image is flourishes and I wanted to look like a small antique picture hope I did that, I'm adding a picture of some of the things that I used to make this card as Im short for time today, hope the card is pleasing and up to par those ladies really got talent over there.....

Monday, March 2, 2009

signs of spring"spotlight technique"

I used the signs of spring stamp and I used Tim Holt distress ink in tea dye then colored my image with my stampin up markers barely banana and apricot appeal and a touch of pretty in pink and blended, used self adhesive pearls by paper studio my crimper, the dsp is from nursery rhymes and i can't remember by who, I used my scorpal and scored my base card @ 4, God Bless and thanks for stopping by

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Snowing in Alabama

Wow its snowing here this morning, I know I read alot of blogs and quite a few are always talking about the snow and freezes that they are having to endure, but I will have to say this snow is quite welcome here, or so it is for my family. I looked out my craft room window and there were 16 red birds in my front yard, and they were just beautiful. It looks so clean and refreshing. God Bless