Friday, December 18, 2009

It's gift time

The pastor of the church I go to is on a diet and requested no "goodies", so I decided to make him an altered notebook and calendar. Tried to make it "manly" and religious both - I rather like them.

Friday, November 20, 2009

All glittery and ready for Winter

Winter is just around the cornor here in Michigan, I love this image, it is a digi image I snagged off of Felt it worked well.

New digi sentiment by DD

I have a SS who is a Harley fan and wanted to do some altered items for her. It is a Christmas swap so I have a festive bike - so here is an altered c.d. I did for her, sentiment courtesy of my DD - madcapfrenzy.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Got winter on my mind

This week I had to do three different winter cards for card club and swaps. I found besides snowmen I have very few winter stamps that aren't Christmas. This card had to be non - traditional colors, also. I like pink and black together - it really works for me. This is our house in winter, looks so cozy - a cozy cottage in a blanket of snow! brrrrr!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Saturday Sketch #71

I made this card using the Sketch #71 from Saturday Sketches and images sent to me in a swap.

ATC Challenge

I made this ATC for a Halloween Birthday Challenge using images sent to me from a swap.

Halloween Card

Got these images in a monthly image swap I am in and thought they were so cute, so decided to make a card.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Halloween treat boxes

I have recently gotten into altering more items. I cased this idea from a blog - sorry can't find it now. But I actually had these boxes left over from a folk art workshop I do for children, so I didn't even have to go out and buy them. The hardest thing was finding pixie sticks, went to four stores and only found them at one and I had to buy 120 of them - should last me awhile! I think they turned out quite cute. One is for my SS - shhh!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Flourishes notebook

I am in a one on one swap and my partner wanted a notebook with flourishes. I felt the black and white combo was perfect. I love all the bling, almost wanted to keep it - even has the right initial, but it is off this week in the mail.

Thanksgiving Recipe Card

This particular recipe card took me awhile to complete. I love this stamp for layering and all the images are pop dotted out.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Boy, it has been awile!

Decided I needed to post a card here, I have been busy working, just not blogging. This card was made from a card kit swap that I participate in monthly. Actually did four month's worth in one day!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sketch Challenge 60 for A Spoon Full of Sugar

I used the sketch this week from A Spoon Full of Sugar to make this card for a Halloween swap I am in. Once in awhile I really like a sketch and then use it for a couple of cards, this is one of those sketches.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Digi Shack Challenge

I really liked this free image Digi Shack put out for their challenge, also used the sketch from the challenge. I need to write my sister, so I think I will send her this card.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Digiments Challenge

Besides homework beyond homework this week, I didn't feel the best, so not much cardmaking this week. But here is one last one for the digiment challenge that is going on.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Digiments Challenge

Today I wanted to make some cards for my church's card minstry, I try and do a set a month. So new month, I needed to make some. I decided to use the digiment sentiment for this week and I used my new nesties.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Digiments Challenge

I have been doing the challenges this week over at Stampin' Out Alzheimers and yesterday I went to a small rubber stamp show they were demoing Flower Soft everywhere, so had to try some off it out. So here is my card with flower soft and this week's digiment sentiment.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Mojo Monday week 88 sketch challenge

This was a fun sketch to work with and I got to use one of the Verve stamps I got in the mail the other day.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Charisma Cardz Challenge - Going Dotty #21

Once again I used a sketch from the Stamping Out Alzheimers site - this sketch is by Taylor Expressions and I used it for the the Going Dotty challenge on Charisma Cardz.

My Time to Craft Challenge 63 - pink, Cute Card Thursday challenge - bit o' bling

As stated in the previous post this week I have been participating in some of the challenges over on the Stamp Out Alzheimers site and this sketch is from the Little Paper Shop. I made it in pink so I could enter it in this weeks challenge for My Time to Craft and added all sorts of bling for the Cute Card Thursday challenge - bit o' bling.

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Scrap this!, Funfrilled, Daring cardmakers - take 5

I have been participating in some of the card challenges in the Stamp Out Alzhemers week long event and they have so many contests over there. This card used one of the sketches from that site. This card is also for Papertake - Scrap this and uses some of the scraps I hand onto. Also, it is for Daring Cardmakers challenge which was to use five something - five eyelets. Lastly, it is for Fun Frilled challenge to use 4 eyelets - I use five because - number one I never use an even number and two I wanted to use it for Daring Cardmakers challenge, too. I absolutely avoid eyelets at all cost, they drive me batty, but I bought a fancy spring loaded eyelet setter at a stamp show in the fall and have never used it. So I dug it out and after a few unsuccessful tries, finally got it to work - yeah! I might even use it again soon.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Digiments Challenge

This is a card I made for the Digiment challenge this week. I love this paper it is from India and the sparkle makes it just gorgeous!

Mojo Monday week 87 Sketch & Fun Frilled

This a red, white and blue card for the Fun Frilled challenge for this week and I used the Mojo Monday Week #87.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Dawnys Sketch #15

This is a card using my new Ketto I got in the mail. I used the Papertake Challenge for this week.

Monday, May 18, 2009

iheart2stamp sketch challenge card

Me or my it has been awhile since I posted a card. Been on vacation and just now getting caught up. This is a card I made for my swap partner on recipezaar - it was a flip flop swap so had to make her a flip flop card.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Mojo Monday week 84 sketch challenge & Fun Frilled

I used the Mojomonday sketch week #84 for my cards for my card club - this month's theme was cats. Being I have to make 12 cards this was also "purrfect" for the Fun Frilled's 30 minute card.

Double Dutch Challenge #46

This was a fun sketch to work with, I enjoyed it. These are 4th of July cards for a monthly card challenge I am in.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sketch Saturday #48

Here is a card I made using Sketch Saturday Challenge #48.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Charisma Cardz Challenge 16

This is the last of the cards for the two part card swap I am in, I really enjoyed this sketch this week from Charisma Cards

Lily of Valley Sketch Challenge #26

Used this beautiful sketch to create a card for a couple of online challenges.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Spoon Full of Sugar Sketch

This is almost my last image to make for the make a card from the image swap, one more to finish and I am done. It has been challenging and I have gotten to try out several different sketch challenges in the process. Today for this card I used the Spoon Full of Sugar sketch.

Sketches! {by tamara} challenge #92

This a card once again for the swap where I was given images and I had to create a card, this was a toughie. I used the sketch by tamara for this card.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

MojoMonday #83

This is yet another card for the swap of make a card out of the images provided. Used the sketch from this week's MojoMonday sketch #83

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sketch Saturday #47

This is a card I made for a Riley swap, it is using the sketch from Sketch Saturday #47

Sketches! {by tamara} challenge #91

This is a card using the sketch from Sketches! by tamara, once again I am using an image for the swap 8 images, this was a tiny image to work with, but very pretty.

Truly Scrumptious Challenge & Fun Frilled Challenge

For this card I used this week's Truly Scrumptious sketch and used a ton of scraps from my scrap bag for the Fun Frilled challenge. The image is one from the swap I am doing where I received 8 images to make 8 cards. Sort of cute!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday Sketches

I needed a boy birthday card, so I used this Riley stamp I just got and used Friday Sketches for the sketch.

Fun Frilled baby shower card

I chose to use a different fold for this baby shower invitation for Fun Frilled, it was sort of fun, might try it again.

Fun Frilled Easter Card

I am a little late posting my Easter card for Fun Frilled, but just got behind. Anyways, her is one of my favorite Bellas for Easter.

Sketch and Stash Challenge #8

I am presently doing a swap where I was sent eight different images, one from each of my swap partners. I will make a card from each image and send them back to the hostess which will distribute them back to us. Each of us will then have eight cards with the same image, but of course all different. The images are as varied as the people in the swap - I have vintage, humorous, cutesy, etc. So I used the sketch from Sketch and Stash challenge this week to do this particular card. This image definitely was a challenge for me.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge card

I made this 4th of July card for a card swap using the Our Creative Corner Sketch for this week, makes you kinda of wish it was summer!

Mojo Monday week 82 sketch challenge

This is my card for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge for this week. It's still cold here in Michigan, so I am thinking for summer and hoping it will stop raining and start getting warm.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Charisma Cardz Challenge 13

This a card I made using the sketch challenge on Charisma Cardz, shhh! it is for my ss on Battle of the Bulge on SCS. I love my bellas!

My Time to Craft Challenge 55 - Island Fun

I made this card using one of those $1+ stamps, I am ready for the islands, we have a winter storm warning for 6 to 10 inches of snow tomorrow, my poor flowers!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Easter card for Friday Sketches, Lily of the Vallery - Easter #24, Dutch Dare - Easter - #42

Here is my second Easter card using the cute chicks I got for a steal at HL. Happy Easter!

Easter card for mojomonday sketch challenge, Pink Elephant #8, & Stamp Something Easter challenge

I love making cards and I love stamping, but last weekend I spent an entire weekend stamping with friends from SCS from Michigan. It was great fun and I had a great time chatting, doing challenges and stamping and stamping. I decided this week I actually was stamped out (GASP!) and decided to make a couple of Easter cards without stamping. HL was having a 50% off all Easter items and I picked up a package of 3 of the cutest chicks and just had to use them on a card. So Happy Easter and I am already over my stamp funk and ready to stamp away again this weekend at Archivers with some friends.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

iheart2stamp sketch challenge card

I had a lot of fun making this card, had a few problems with the lighting on this card, as the darker colors look blue, when in reality they are brown. I like the way it turned out though.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Our Creative Corner Sketch Challenge card

I made this card using the Our Creative Corner sketch for their challenge this week. I plan on making a few more using this design for my church - I donate a set of cards a month to them and this will be the one for April.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

I Heart 2 stamp card

I made this card for the sketch challenge on I Heart 2 stamp blog. It is also for a penguin card swap I am in.