Thursday, July 26, 2012


This is a thank you card for:
Image by Penny Black colored with Prismas;  DP by DCWV.  Petaloo Flowers, Swirls EF by CB.
Summertime challenge:


The image is GinaK and sentiment computer generated.  One strip is a Fiskars edging punch, and the other a CP strip embossing folder.  The trim at the edge of the image comes from the "negatives" of the punch and was added to cover an "oops"!  Dp is Recollections.
Use of circles:

Distressed birthday

This dp comes from a Fall pad by DCWV.  Image by GinaK. 
Edges are distressed for:
The sketch:

Thoughts and Prayers

I really like to do monochromatic cards.  This uses various shades of teal.  I think the image is SU Thoughts and Prayers.  I added a couple of small punched butterflies.

For a couple

Digi image, Cuttlebug asterisk dies, ribbon, clear crystals,  Costco double sided cs.
I used 1 image, 2 papers, and 3 embellishments (ribbon, corner bling - that just does not show here - and asterisk dies) for:

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Another green and yellow (birthday)

Sometimes there is a challenge, often for colors, that I simply am compelled to repeat - so it is with the green and yellow here. 
The butterfly is C.C. Designs.  The Martha Stewart edge punch reminds me of leaves on a branch - I don't have the name with me.  The flower was sent a long time ago through Wish RAK at SCS.  DP is Basic Grey Origins, and the silky twine from Pizzazz Aplenty.  The sentiment is 7Gypsies Library stamp; the CB folder is Victoria.
Wings (with BG DP):
Yellow and green, butterfly, nature (flower, leaf-like punch, hints of vines and leaves in the bg; 3 layers (white, green, dp):

50th Anniversary

This uses several pieces of DP, CS and trims that I have had in my stash for several years.. The embossing folder is Victoria by Cuttlebug.
The sketch, with the spin of using numbers~:

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Eat more chocolate!

My actual card looks more like this sketch than it appears here.  With my S L O W internet and uncertain connections, I won't take the time to re do the upload.
Image - Bugaboo;  HB EF - Cuttlebug, DP - DCWV; faux button dies - MFT Die-Namics; bits of lace and gold cord.

Sympathy, in yellow and green

The DP and butterfly are by Recollections; Spellbinders butterfly die; Nesties, pale yellow sheer ribbon, dark green cs.  The sentiment is Paper Inspiration.

The weekly challenge is to use butterflies, green and yellow, something from nature, and at least 3 layers.  I hope I met the criteria.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

4 cards

I will be back later with more descriptions.  I have now finished 100 cards in about 50 days, without purchasing supplies!

beach Chair

This is an image I received through WishRAK at Splitcoaststampers, and I neglected to note the origin.  I am pretty sure it is SU.  Colored with chalk pencils for a soft look.  I used lots of things from my stash!
Inspired by a beach scene:
The sketch:

Friday, July 20, 2012

Sunny day bar-b-q

I seem to need a lot of masculine cards.  I used some b&w dp sent by a cyber friend at WishRAK, backed by yellow cs from my stash.  The Fella image (stamping Bella), yellow tag and sunny die (CB Olivia set) have been in my stash for more than a couple of years.  The punch is Martha Steward trellis.  I colored the image with chalk pencils, and added a strip of black ribbon.  (The image and tag are also from WishRAK)
A masculine card:
Sketch, and items from my stash (image, tag, sun die):

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

For Jack and Phyllis

A good friend was widowed after over 50 years of marriage.  After a few very lonely years, he has found a new love.  He has also been a loyal customer for several years, so I hope I have made a special card for him.  The image is digital, and the dp is Creative Memories.
I have so many favorites - here, this color, and the pearls.
Here is the sketch:

razorback fan

One of the advantages of creating cards is to be able to do special, personalized cards.  This is for the son-in-law of friends.  I found the logo in clip art,    The lettering is Olivia (CB) and bg - Distressed Stripes.  The sentiment is 7Gypsies Library stamp.

This challenge has to do with the Olympics/sports, so I hope being a #1 fan will qualify.  I have just a hint of the Olympic colors and circles LOL!
I used the third column of the TicTacToe - ribbon, distressing, and a button:
And the sketch, with a bit of tweaking:

Music for your birthday

Image - Art Impressions, a very old SU sentiment, Prisma coloring, DCWV DP, misc. ribbon, red and white cs
Music - a pianist and DP:
My initials:  D - dog;  s - stamp:

Birthday - Green and Ivory

This is such a lovely color combination - I will be using it many times, I am sure.
Image - Stampendous; sentiment from $1 set; Ink - SU Garden Green; CB Victoria EF, green and ivory cs; Fiskar's border punch, Ribbon from Ribbon Boutique.
Four layers, green and cream with a stamped image and sentiment:
Use a rubber stamp

Thankful, in pink

Recently I seem to been making many more pink cards than I usually do.
SU set - Happy Harmony;  Nesties circles; Recollections DP, gold & black cord, gold colored brad., CB border folder - Just My Type.

I was inspired by the colors, the flowers, and floral stripes:
The sketch:

Monday, July 16, 2012

What are you getting for your birthday? V.2

(Internet problems again - it has taken all afternoon to get this uploaded.  Grrr...)
This image was given to me by a friend - is it Art Impressions?  I colored with Prismas and metallic gel pens.  The sentiments are computer generated - in case you are wondering, the answer to What are you getting...?  is...   OLD.  These humorous cards are popular at our craft fairs.  I embossed with CB folders and used a variety of cs from my stash. 
This is # 87 of my 100 in 100 - I have done 87 cards in 47 days, with no additional purchases.  It is a little challenge started over at SCS.  So far, there is no appreciable dent in my supply stash LOL!
Cool colors - greens, blues, and a bit of pink:

My mind wanders

Another humorous card!  This is a set from GinaK.  I scored the borders.
I used pink, a charm and ribbon (left column) from the Bingo challenge:
The sketch #66:

Rainy Summer


For these challenges: 
Weather - this scene shows a lot more rain than we have received! -
The image is colored with shiny metallic gel pens.  The leaves are from Orchard Harvest (Spellbinders); and the very old DP is DCWV.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Distressed Birthday

This used the image from the Our Daily Bread Happy Birthday set.  CP is from a recollections pad.  Bg is a dark brown.  Coloring with Twinkling H20's and pastel pencils.  Distressing, tearing, using ODB stamp:
Rough around the edges, combined with two browns, blue and white for 2 entries:

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sympathy - Green and Cream

This card is somewhat of a departure from my usual style.  The challenge is for cream and green, using a stamped image and sentiment - so far, not a problem.  However, four layers - I was not sure if a sentiment on another layer would be too many, so I added the sentiment to the image layer.  No mention of ribbon, pearls, etc, so they are also missing.  This is a tailored look I think works well for a sympathy card.  Thanks, Selma, for another lovely inspiration.
The image is SU Ageless Adornment and the sentiment is Paper Inspirations.  CB embossing folder is Victoria.  The mats are a dark green. 
Another departure - we are spending the summer in our RV.  I tried to estimate how many supplies I would use - this is my last ivory CS and I mismeasured the base, so it is 4.25x5.25.  Actually, the result seems more in proportion than I thought it would.

Teen birthday?

I do not have much for teen boys - not sure if this works.  Maybe just a big birthday greeting would be better.  Any ideas?
All from my stash - this dp (DCWV) is really Halloween, and I seldom make Halloween cards, so it is much neglected!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Wedding in White

This is a new version of a card I made several months ago.  A friend needs to send a wedding card.  The butterflies are by CC Designs.

Nostalgia in black and white

Recently friends from SCS's WishRAK group sent me lots of black and white cs and papers so I will be able to make a lot of cards using them!  This stamp came from a grab bag (unmounted) so I have no idea where it comes from.  The bg is cuttlebug Victoria.

Yahoo! We moved our RV to a different location this week and I have pretty good internet service - catching up on uploads and challenges!

Floral birthday

These papers come from a set I have had for quite a while - I think it is DCWV Garden Party.
The sketch:

Make Lemonade

House Mouse image. chalk pastel pencils, scraps of cs and DP, Bubbles EF, 7 Gypsies library stamp, cord, leftover bits from an EKSuccess punch.
Summer scene:
House Mouse image with fruit:
Sketch (rotated):

Circles in blues and greens

This turtle is so cute - can anyone identify him?  Colored with Prismas; computer sentiment added.  The sparkly green flower is by Petaloo,  Michael's rhinestonesl DCWV DP.   Green and blue:     Sketch:

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Daffodil, coral and aqua

This is a card for Cheryl's birthday.
EK Success punch, A Muse daffodil cs, unknown aqua, coral Prisma pencil, computer sentiment


HB Granddaughter

Gorjuss Girl image; DP by A Muse, Pizzazz Aplenty rhinestones, misc. ribbon, computer generated sentiment. color by Prismas
Ribbon on a child's birthday card:

Olympic Hooray

This is from an old SU set, colored with Prismas.   The bg is embossed with a CB folder.  Other:  Nesties, ribbon, Basic Grey acrylic dot.
Cheering for the Olympics:
Hot summer colors:

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Another birthday???

I am not sure what happened, but today I can actually upload cards pretty easily.  We spend the summers in an area which is on the fringe of a Verizon service area and I get dropped often - this is really our only option for service in this location. 
Stamp - Rubbernecker.   EF - Argyle (CB)  Punch - Fiskars.  Sentiment - computer generated.
I used the sketch, but chose the Asterisk dies (Cuttlebug) instead of flowers, for a masculine card:

cat collection and more

My internet connection has not allowed me to add cards on a regular basis - here are some I have done over the past few days, including more for the cat collection.  Some I made for challenges and I have lost my list - if I find it in time, I will add these to the appropriate challenge.

Monday, July 9, 2012

On a diet...

These gals are such fun!   I colored with gel pens and chalk pastels.  The striped DP is My Minds' Eye.  The saying is from my computer.

Cherry in RED

This is a fun set from Unity Itty Bitty stamps.  Dp is DCWV, punchies from a Fiskars punch, and a bit of ribbon.
Use a rubber stamp:

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Happy Anniversary Stacy & Matt

Friends asked me to make a card for their granddaughter and her hubby for their anniversary.  Not sure if this is the final version...  The image is a Changito monkey,. and I used odds and ends of cs.  I printed the sentiment from my coputer.  Flowers are Petaloo.  The cord is black and gold.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Cat Collection #3

This is another in a series of "cat cards".   Here is the site where I found this and many other great digis, for free.  What wonderful sharing.
Red, green, white:
(Blogger and FireFox seem to not be agreeing with each other - this page is a bit of a mess right now!)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Cat Collection #2

Cat Collection #1

Over the years I have made almost 2 dozen "cat cards" - for a customer.  It certainly stretches my creativity. I had this image in the stash I prepared before starting our summer trip and forget the origin.  One of these days I am really going to learn to label!  The DP is from my supply of Costco double sided cs.  Flowers are by Petaloo, and the trim is a Martha Stewart punch.  The ribbon and brads are also from my stash.
Use of flowers:

Bathing Beauty

I used odds and ends of cs and paper.  The flowers are Petaloo, and the ribbon from Michaels.  The embossing folder - D'Vine Swirls, by Cuttlebug.