Thursday, November 26, 2009


Happy Turkey Day to all my friends in the  USA.  May you have a wonderful day with family and/or friends.  I am thankful for many things, including faith, family, friends, freedom, health, art and a myriad of other blessings.  Remember, life is short, eat dessert first! 

Sunday, November 22, 2009


This week's theme for Sunday Postcard is "flourish".  I have used a Stampington & Co. flourish stamp for the background of my postcard.  Some stamped trees, the word Winter and a border at the bottom.  Some swirly rice paper as the snow; a sticker postmark, silver snowflakes and some silver Stickles here and there.  Image of the two little girls has been in my stash forever; not sure where I got it.

Fun theme!

Saturday, November 21, 2009


This is what I have chosen for my LOTS TO DO challenge for this week.  A kimono made from beautiful origami paper with just one stamp in the corner.  Layers and Pilot gold metallic pen around the edges.  Some white pen dots outline the kimono.

My computer abilities leave a lot to be desired.  I do not know how to adjust the scan to eliminate that extra white area at the bottom of the card.  Please forgive me :(

Thanks for looking!


This beautiful image was provided for this week's ART CREATIONS FRIDAY challenge.  I used some background paper from Magenta, Tim Holtz grungeboard flourish (colored with a Magenta colored ink pad and then sprayed with gold pearl-ex) and some German scrap from Artchix Studio.  This was white to begin with, but I colored it the same way I did the flourish.  A word and some black brads to finish it off.

Loved this challenge image!  Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Louise has chosen the colors of pink, brown and burgundy for the TAG TUESDAY challenge this week.  I have used scrapbook papers, a Stampington & Co. stamp, some prima flowers painted with Stickles distress ink, a snowflake brad and other snowflakes here and there.

I was SO lucky to have been one of Tim Holtz' blog winners of a package of those beautiful flowers, four bottles of Stickles and a wonderful stamp set!!  Thrilled beyond words and will be happily using them for a long time to come!

Thanks for a very pretty color combo, Louise!  (Click on image to see detail.)

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Here is my postcard.  I used old sheet music and rubber stamps.  Click on image to see details.

Great theme, Cindy!


I decided to combine two challenges.  Lots to Do - embossing.  Saturday Surprise - multiples.  I love the Cuttlebug paisley folder and I also love these tiny faces.  I use them over and over; but have never used them all on the same card!!  Fun!


My ATC for Theme Thursday has an image from B-line Designs, some ivory lace, stamped sentiment, and pearl accents.  The pearls look more like gems in the scan, but they are white pearls.  Paper is from JoAnn's - I like the fleur-de-lis shapes on it and the blue/cream colors. 

Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 9, 2009


TMTA has fruit for its theme this week.

Used some distress inks and gold leafing flakes for the background.  Love this Stampers Anonymous pear.  Polka dot ribbon and gold edges finished it off!

Thanks for looking!


SUNDAY POSTCARD ART theme this week is crackle.  Another old flashcard with a crackle stamped background and some more rubber stamps to accent the vintage image.  Love that big bow in her hair!


This is the last day to get my tag in for Louise's Tag Tuesday paperless theme.  She did say we could use cardboard, so I brushed gesso over corrugated cardboard and then wrapped some twine around it.  Added snowflake stickers and a metal word.  Big white brad through the hole with another snowflake sticker on it.  Some green Stickles glitter around the edges.  Quite a challenge, Louise, but a fun one!

Friday, November 6, 2009


Since I have been unable to take part in the challenges this week until today, I have combined four challenges in one card:

TMTA:  brown
One Stop:  script
Theme Thursday:  borders
Art Creations Friday:  image

This little guy is so cute and it was fun to use him for all four challenges.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Here is a sampler of some inchies I made when they first started showing up in the magazines and online.  I didn't stamp any of them - just used cut out images and a couple of photos, plus some tiny embellishments, cut out words and pen dots, etc.  Mounted them on a piece of cardstock and have them displayed on my bulletin board in my studio.  Fun to do; should do some more!!

On another note - Lynn Stevens is having a blogaversary party on her blog:  Check out the cool presents she will be giving away!!

Off to work today - maybe tomorrow I will finally have time to take part in some of this week's challenges!  Thanks for coming over!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


This is a card for a friend - she has a thing for butterflies.  I like this Stampers Anonymous stamp.  Used some coordinating papers and my cuttlebug to make a quick and easy card.  There is glitter here and there on the butterfly which does not show up on the scan.  Thanks for visiting!!