Monday, November 14, 2011

Altered calendars

These are a couple of weekly calendars I picked up at Big Lots and altered to use for Christmas presents.  The pink one just has a bunch of stuff from my stash.  I inked all edges with Vintage photo distress ink.  I chalk inked the chipboard before I stamped the sentiment in Vintage photo.

On the purple one, I stamped on the background paper with a stamp from the Fabulous Flowers stamp set.  The sentiment is from the same set.  The flowers are die cut with the poppies cuttlebugt die.  The leaves are from a SU die.  Button is from my stash.

I think they both turned out very nicely and will be appreciated by the recipients.  TFL.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

altered journal

This a journal I picked up at Target for 50 cents.  I thought it would be perfect to alter and gift to someone.  I took it all apart to alter it and had trouble getting the pages to stick back in so if anyone has any suggestions for that, I would appreciate it.  Everything is just from my stash.  I have decided I need to stop buying and start using.  I wish I could get the hang of making those roses because so of you make beautiful ones.  I keep practicing and my friends think they are great.  The stamp set is SU Dreams du Jour.  I popped the whole center up on pop dots. 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Experience, strength and hope

I think I'm getting my mojo back.  I had 3 stamp sets I hadn't put together yet and with a choice betwwen dog grooming and craft room yesterday, I choose the craft room.  I found out that a good way to adhere lace to a card is to put it through my Xyron machine--works like a charm, everything is stuck down.  Used a sponge to color the plain wodden button.  All edges are sponged with soft suede.  The stamp set is Strength and Hope.  Cardstock is Kraft.  Ink is soft suede.  Pink DP and ink are old CTMH Shell Pink.  Used silver pearls on the butterfly body. 

Monday, October 17, 2011


I have had such a dry spell. Can't get motivated to make anything. I thought I'd try a challenge for today and this card is for CAS140. I started this card with a blue, yellow and orange ribbon--can you see it? No? Well that's because the card took on a life of its own as so many do. I don't know the colors of the cardstock because I pulled them out of a pile of mixed colors. The DP is K&Co. The stamp is from Big Lots. I colored the stamp with my aqua painter and Groovy Guava, Barely Banana and Real Red. The ribbon is from my stash and looked Groovy Guava to me. So there you have it.

Friday, July 15, 2011


I made this card for Splitcoast's Ways to Use It challenge this week, to make a collage card using 4 stamps. This is one of my very favorite looks and I think I got it this time. I used Becca's bow making thingie to make the bow. It is so easy to make beautiful bows with that.

Paper: Kraft and Blushing Bride
Ink: Kraft and chocolate
Stamps: Very Vintage wheel, Organic grace, flourish from Inkadinkado, word from K&Co.
A silk flower and organdy ribbon.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Judy's Bday

I finally had time to do a challenge! I did thos for the Technique Lovers Challenge 330, to make something look old. Don't know where the stamps are from other than out of my drawer. Colored the flowers with various and asundry inks using my water brush. I need some Copics!! The flower is one made from the 5 petal punch that I stamped with a script stamp. The paper is Concord Crush. I used the texture wheel to distress the paper and inked the edges with Kraft ink. I made this for a very dear friend's birthday tomorrow. Thanks for looking.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Orion's scrapbook

This is the cover of a scrapbook I made for my great nephew. His name is Orion so the stars were a given. The scrapbook came with the gingham cover. I made the stars with my Cricut and Doodlecharms cartridge and covered them with old CTMH paper. This fits the requirement for WT324 and for F4A66 as the chipboard came in a package of paper. This is my first time making chipboard shapes and it won't be my last!! The inside is all done but I'm not posting 20 pages!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Vintage Vogue

I wanted to play with the flowers made with edge punches and this is what I created. Not as pretty as Becca's but I swear she has every thing scrapbooking ever made!! But I had fun and that's all that matters.
Paper: Almost Amythest. Choc Chip, Sage Shadow, So Saffron, white
Ink: Choc chip, Pretty in pink
Sweet stems embosslit, dotted swiss embossing folder, yellow pearl, eyelet border punch
Stamp set: Vintage Vogue

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Peach Parfait flowers

I haven't posted in a while, so here's a few to look at.

I had these flowers made and the CAS116 was to use 3 of something. I rolled the petals to give them some dimension. You can't really see it in the picture but the ribbon has a pnkish strip running thru the center.

CS: Peach parfait, Groovy guava, pear pizzazz, bashful blue


I always enjoy it when I have the time to pahy tribute to a featured stamper. This week I chose this card for inspiration

Cardstock: Rose red

DP: Springtime Vintage

Sympathy card

I got this set in the morning and had an opportunity to ink it up that very afternoon. Unfortunately a friend's father died.

The edges of the scallop circle are sponged with Vintage photo ink.

Cardstock: Old Olive

Ink: Old olive

Stamps: Thanks for caring

DP: Springtime Vintage

Ribbon from my stash

Christmas card #9

Boy, am I way behind. I am trying to use eachg week's sketch challenge to make my Christmas cards. With the weather getting better, I am spending more time in the gardens and less time in my studio. This is for SC320.

Cardstock: Real Red, Kraft, Baja Breeze
DP: Holiday Treasures
Paper flower chaled red and yellow brad
Ink: Kraft

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Oval Tulips

I was inspired by this week's featured stamper, Becky, to do this card. I also was imspired byt this week's free for all to do embodded embossing. I love the way this card turned out.

Cardstock: Real red, So saffron

Ink: CTMH Ponderosa pine, vintage photo distress

Stamps: Whimsical words

Made the tulips with the punched out ovals, sponged all edges with vintage photo distress ink. Cuttlebug Swiss dot embossing folder.

This is Becky's card


I lost my Mojo so I went way back to 2009 Mojo Mondays and picked week #88 to use as inspiration for this card. My demo showed me how to cut the punched out label so it becomes a background layer.

Cardstock: Not quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz

DP: Springtime vintage

Ink: Not Quite Navy

Stamp: Faith Greetings TPC Studio

Ribbon and brads from my stash

Friday, April 8, 2011

Christmas card #8

Here's an idea I stole from my demo this week. She made this card in pink as a birthday card and I thought it would make a great Christmas card. We did a class this week where all the cards were made with punches. This one uses the 1" circle punch. She didn't post hers, so I'll post mine.

Cardstock: Always Artichoke

Ink: Cherry cobbler, circles sponged with Vintage photo distress

Retired Red Riding Hood ribbon, silver stickles, twine.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Vintage girl

I got my Cricut Mother's Day Bouquet and had to play with it. I love putting flowers on my cards. The pink papers are old, old CTMH. Cardstock is Kraft. Flower petals are from a book page. Leaves are from a piece of shiny green paper from my stash. Lace is from my stash. Pearls. Image is from Magic Moonlight free images. Love the way this turned out.

Christmas card #7

This card was done for Splitcoast sketch challenge #319. Cherry cobbler, Always artichoke card stock. DP SU from last Christmas. Cherry cobbler ink. Stamp from Clear stamps. Petals a plenty embossing folder. Red pearls.

Christmas card #6

Is this really only #6? I am very far behind. This was done for Splitcoast Sketch #318. Cardstock is Cherry Cobbler. DP SU from last Christmas. Image from Clear Stamps. Rickrack from Debbie Mumm. Crystals. Sponged all edges with Vintage photo distress ink. Rounded bottom corners. Ink was Always Artichoke.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Springtime vintage altered frame

This is one of those $1 wooden frames that I altered. Didn't come out as nice as I wanted it to. I ripped the paper into strips and then sponged the edges with ink.
DP Springtime Vintage
Ink Rose red
flowers, ribbon, lace all from my stash

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Baby girl

This was done for a friend's granddaughter. I am also altering a picture frame for her that I will post tomorrow or Thursday.


Here is Christmas card #5.
Cardstock: cherry cobbler, always artichoke, gold, white
Holiday DP
Versamark embossed with gold
colored with blender pen and cherry cobble and always artichoke ink.

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Oh, and here is an Easter card. I got it from a featured stamper a couple of weeks ago but don't remember which week it was. You know who you are and thanks for the inspiration.

Christmas card

Here is the 4th card, SC316.
Cardstock: Kraft, some vintage CTMH
Ink: CTMH ponderosa pine
Stamp Inkadinkadoo
All 4 of the cards were made with stamps from the same set. I picked it up for half-price at JoAnns after Christmas. I like them because they are vintage looking. I was going to put stickles on this tree but forgot to do it. Maybe I'll go back and do it. Should have sponged the edges but I forgot that, too.

Christmas card

Here is SC315.

Cardstock: soft suede, cherry cobbler
Holiday DP
Ink soft: suede, versamark
Stamp Inkadinkadoo
I have trouble with blank space on my cards so I found a stamp and used it to create kind of a background with Versamark. My bow looks like it is upside down. All edges were sponged with Soft Suede.

Christmas card

This card is for SC314.
White cardstock
DP and red paper from my stash
Stamp from Inkadinkadoo
Red crystals
All edges are sponged with Vintage photo distress ink.

Christmas cards

OK, I stole some else's idea from last year to make a Christmas card for each week's sketch challenge. I'm a little behind but made 4 cards today. This is the first on for SC313. Paper is Cherry Cobbler and the holiday DP. Stamp is from Inkadinkadoo. Ink is Always Artichoke. Gold brads. Edges are all sponged with Vintage Photo distress ink.