Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas to all of you!  I hope Santa filled your stockings with joy....


Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Back again! Boy has this week been busy...last minute gift and food shopping. I'm sure I've still forgotten something! Well, here is my challenge card for this week "Make a card with a beverage on it" Details can be found here. Naturally I thought of a holiday-tini! Below are the details......

Stamps:    "Rubbernecker" large martini glass and large straw colored like a candy cane

Paper:       SU Real Red, SU Green Galore

Other:        Copic marker YG11, G24, Cuttlebug embossing folder "Tartan", MS snow glitter for the salt crystals, Unknown "Holly" punch, jump ring and small oval for glass charm, white signo pen, acrylic dots from Michael's.

Everyone have a very happy holiday and see you soon!


Monday, December 14, 2009

Congratulations Kay!

Here is a card I made for my daughter Kaytlin, who just became a 3rd Class Petty Officer in the US Navy. I am sooo proud of her..... She worked really hard for her advancement.

The details are:

Stamps:      Digital image from "The Digi Shack", small "congratulations" source unremembered

Ink:            Momento, Copic markers

Paper:         Gina K, SU navy, metallic silver

Other:         Spellbinders stars, Cuttlebug stars embossing folder


StampinB's Weekly Challenge

Here's to a great start of a new week! This was my first go round making a "Tri-shutter" card. WOW, was that a lot of work! I practically became consumed with the thing. Of course I didnt have any designer paper in gold so......had to make my own. See where this became time consuming? I actually forgot to eat dinner.

The details are:

Stamps:    SU "snowflakes", Flouishes "Flouish" background, Cornish Heritage Farms "Trees" background

Paper:       SU whisper white, hand stamped DP.

Ink:           Encore metalic gold (found at Michael's)

Other:        Spellbinders, Martha Stewart, Sizzix, Glitter

Thanks for looking!


Saturday, December 5, 2009


Happy Saturday everyone! Here is my card for this weeks "Anyone for Anya? weekly challenge. You can fird the challenge layout and details HERE.

The details are as follows:

Image:   "Winter Fairy" The Greeting Farm

Ink:        Versamark, Copic BG 05, B000

Paper:    SU  soft sky, K and Co. "Winter Wonderland"

Other:    Spellbinders  "Create a Flake 1", Polka Dot Frame, MS Icicle Border Punch, Oriental Trading Co. brads, Doodlebug  sugar coating, Iridescent Ice EP.

The frame was airbrushed with BG05 and then while still in the frame die, rubbed with VM. After removing the paper from the frame I sprinked over the VM  with II EP and heat embossed. This card has lots of sparkle....I wish it photographed better!

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge

Wow, busy papercrafing weekend! Here is my entry for the Flourishes Timeless tuesday Challenge...make a Cristmas themed card. Challenge details can be found  HERE.

Paper:     SU Bashful Blue, Curious Iridescents White

Ink:         SU Bashful Blue reinker, SU Ballet Blue, Versa Mark, Craft White

Stamps:   Flourishes "Pointsettia and Boxwood", Flourishes "Christmas Music"

Other:      Spellbinders Classic Frame die, MS deep border punch "Garden Trellis",  SU Iridescent Ice EP, Stickles "Waterfall", "Say it in Pearls" flourish, SU embossing folder "Petals a Plenty".

Background papers:  Applied bashful blue ink to the raised surfaces of the petals a plenty EF and ran through the Big Shot. Stamped the sheet music stamp with versa mark and heat embossed with iridescent ice. Rubbed BB chalk lightly over the raised music to give it a little definition. Applied VM over the cut out ares of the frame , removed and heat embossed with II EP.

Pointsettias: These were made using the reinker method. I stamped the floweres with Craft white ink and embossed with clear EP. After spritzing the embossed paper with water you pick up some of the lightest blue ink using a waterbrush and touch the tip to the petal. The water moves the ink around. Repeat with the darker blue in other areas of the stamped image.

The trellis was inked up with VM and then heat embossed with the II EP. I wish the sparkle showed up better in the photo.

Have a great day!


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Better late than never....

Here's a late Stampin B's challenge card. This was for last weeks challenge "Red, Black, White and a Moon hosted by Lois Bak. I know how much she enjoys "Twilight" as do I.  I really wanted to create this for her but completely missed the deadline! So in honor of "New Moon" here is my belated entry.

The details are as follows:

Paper:     SU  Real Red

Stamps:   SU Nature Silouettes,  NECA Twilight stamps

Ink:         Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic R27

Other:      Spica Glitter pen - Black, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Spellbinders Medallion die, Wolf print clip art, MS flock

I masked the moon shape by using a circle punched out of Eclipse tape. I then airbrushed the sky using Copic R27. Over this I then stamped the tree and grass. I stamped the wolf , applied crystals effects and added a heavy sprinkle of the flocking. After it dried I cut out the wolf and attached it using a glue dot.
Before embossing the background paper I rubbed the Momento ink on the raised surface and then embossed. Crystal effects was applied over the moon surface.

Thanks for looking!


Stampin B's challenge

Hello again! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I know I'm still full....Todays card is for this weeks Stampin B's challenge  HERE. The challenge was to make a Thanksgiving card.

The details are as follows:

Paper:     K and Co. "Lifes Tapestry",  SU Chocolate Chip, SU Marigold Morning. The leaves were die cut from 2 pieces from Basic Gray's "Indian Summer"

Ink:        Memento Rich Cocoa, Copic Markers ( R08, YR12) I airbrushed the edges of the center panel with the die still in place.

Other:     Spellbinders nestabilities, MS border punch "Rings", Spellbinders shapabilities die of leaves and acorn. Pearls, ribbon and glitter on the veins of the leaves adhered with a quickie glue pen.

There is a small strip of paper behind the frame which is hard to see. I wanted another piece of patterned paper but couldn't come up with a match so I created my own.....I airbrushed Copic R89 through the Spellbinders flourish Impressibilitie metal screen onto SU Marigold morning. I wish you could see it better.There is some sponging around the edges of the MM panel as well to give the card depth.

Thanks for taking a look and enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Gee I'm getting into this holiday card making spirit! Today's creation is a blue and white snowflake card, complete with glitter and a gemstone flourish.

The details are.......

Paper: K and Co. "Winter Wonderland", GP white, silver
Ink: Copic airbrush (Sprayed large glitter snowflake blue using B05)
Other: Recollections glitter snowflakes, Say it in crystals clear gem flourish, sheer ribbon, MS border punch, Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder

Thanks for looking. I'm working on a Fall/Thanksgiving card for Wednesday....nothing like waiting till the last minute!


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Anyone for Anya? weekly challenge

Hello again......and it's almost FRIDAY!!!!!  I decided to try a "Anyone for Anya?" weekly challenge.This one features "something round" in the layout. The details can be found HERE. I have become seriously addicted to all of the stamps and digital images found at "The Greeting Farm". Here is my entry.......

The deer in the "Forest Friends" set is so cute I had to make him fuzzy. He reminds me of  "Rudolph", hence the red gem for his nose.

Stamps:  TGF "Forest Friends"
Paper:     Basic Gray "Eskimo Kisses", SU Rich Razzlebery, Old Olive
Ink:         Memento, SU Rich Razzleberry (sponging on the flower), Copic markers
Other:     Spellbinders Edgabilities, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug HSN collection snowflake embossing folder, Flock, gems and pearls, paper flower, Bow Easy

After stamping , I colored the image then  applied a thin layer of crystal effects where I wanted the brown flocking to go, then repeated for the white flock. I used a quickie glue pen to applie the glitter to the raised snowflake images for a sparkley effect. I airbrushed the darker green through the Edgabilities die while keeping the paper in place. This was a really fun card to create!
Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!


Monday, November 16, 2009

Mo's Digital Pencil challenge

Phew! Busy weekend.....Todays post is a challenge card for Mo's Digital Pencil challenge. This is my first time participating. I really love her digital images. You can find the blog here:

The recipe is :

Image :    Mo's digital pencil
Paper:     Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses, SU rich razzelberry, pink pirouette
Ink:         Copic markers/airbrush, Prisma color pencils/gamsol
Other:     Sizzix flourish, chipboard snowflakes, white flock, pearls, crystal effects, MS crown border punch

I colored the image with the pencils/gamsol
Airbrushed the flourishes and snowflakes
Applied flocking to the hat band and earmuffs
Applied crystal effects to the boots and book

This definately won't be my last Mo's challenge. They are such fun to color.
Have a great week and thanks for taking a peek!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hey Happy Wednesday! We are finally over the mid-week slump. Below is my contribution to the Flourishes challenge "My Favorite Things" I wish I took better photo's, this card really sparkles in real life! The lyric my card is inspired by: "Silver white winters that melt into spring"

The recipes is .....

Stamps:    Flourishes " Forrest of Trees"
Paper:      Silver metallic, GP white
Ink:          Encore silver, versamark
Other:      SU irridescent ice EP, MS pine needles punch, cuttlebug HSN edition embossing folder, silver pearls, clear gems,  Recollections diamond shaped gem, sheer ribbon and bow-easy.

Thanks for lookin!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Hello! Hope you're having a great day. The sun is shining here and it may reach the mid sixties.....not bad for western NY in November!

Here is my card for the StampinB. weekly challenge "Make a Christmas card"

The Recipe is.....

Stamps:      The Greeting Farm's "Keep Cozy"
Ink:             Momento, copic markers
Paper:         SU  Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip
Other:         Nestabilities, Cuttlebug embossing folder, spray glitter, white flock (for earmuffs and hat), small black buttons, EK Success snoflake border punch

Thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

I'm back again! This time I want to share a card with you that was inspired by the hugely talented Amy. I hope you like my rendition of her Centaur.

Stamps:      The Greeting Farm "Mermaid Anya", Digi stamp "Unicorn"
Dies:           Nestabilities, Cuttlebug  cutting and embossing folder
Other:         Prima flowers, Distress stickles "Antique Linen", Fimo clay (coconuts), glitter, pearls and a jump
Ink:             Momento , copic markers and airbrush
Paper:         K and Co. Gina K pure luxury

Saturday, October 31, 2009


This Magnolia "Devil Tilda" card is for my daughter Kay who is presently serving in the US Navy. I had to order the stamp directly from the Magnolia company in Sweden so I never got to mail it to her in time.

Products used:
Stamps:  Devil Tilda
Paper:    Basic Gray (Eerie), Recollections (Halloween), SU Pumpkin Pie, Gina K 80#
Ink:        Memento, Prisma color/Gamsol, Spica glitter pens
Other:    Bow Easy, Nesties, gems, ribbon

Better late than never!

Hello again! I'm back with a few of the Halloween cards I never had time to upload and post. Best laid plans and all.........I hope you enjoy them as they are my favorite cards to make. I will still post a tutorial on how I made my own "Coordinations" type paper. I desperately wanted to use some in my spooky card creations but the colors wern'y vibrant enough for me. Out of desperation, I managed to make my own rendition. I hope you like them!

This card is "Glow in the Dark" . The "31" has Martha Stewart glow in the dark glitter on it. It looks really great when activated by flashlight and viewed in the dark. I tried to take a picture but was unsuccessful.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

THe Little Patriot!

This card was inspired by my Daughter Kaytlin, who serves in the US Navy. I wanted to make her a card to let her know how very proud of her I am. I miss her every day!

Stamps: Magnolia
Markers: Copic
Ink: Memento
Star shaped paper embosser

Thanks for stopping by.....

A Halloween ATC.....

Here is a spooky halloween ATC I created for a swap on Splitcoast Stampers.

Products used:

Mask stamp: Rubber necker
Web stamp: $1 stamp from Joann's
Martha Stewart glitter
Prismacolor pencils/Gamsol

I stamped the mask twice, once on purple  cardstock and again on green. Using a swival blade craft knife on a glass mat I cut out the inside portion of the mask and layered the green "eye" part of the image on dementionals behind the purple CS. Glitter was applied with a quickie glue pen.

Thanks for taking a look!