Thursday, July 9, 2009

"Hoppy" Birthday

I have expanded in the House-Mouse Designs, this is "Party Hoppers" from Happy Hoppers. These little guys are almost as cute as the mice. I colored these little fellows up with prisma colors using OMS. The BG paper is Nursery Baby Girl from DCWV. I popped the bunnies to give some dimensions to this card. Used my cuttlebug to cut out the balloons and hat, it sure saves alot of time by not having to hand cut all the embelishments. I have been trying to get a few extra cards completed for a little stash.

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Friday, July 3, 2009

Ice Cream Birthday

Hope everybody is having a wonderful 4th of July, enjoying family and friends. Remembering our men and women protecting our Freedom, Thank You everyday for keeping us safe.

I used Ice Cream Girl from The Angel Company, it seemed to be an appropriate Birthday card for the summer. Everybody loves ice cream and the inner child comes out. I just love this stamp set, I colored it up with the prisma color using the OMS. The papers I used were from Two Scoops and Bitter Sweet from Basic Grey and The Spring Stack from DCWV. I found this piece of ribbon in my ribbon collection, it just fit the theme.

I have been away from the blog lately been very busy with summer here. But I did find time to visit one of my favorite stores "Archivers" to restock some supplies. The nearest store to me is about 3 hours away, it is well worth the trip. I have been very busy making cards trying to get caught up for the summer. July is here and we will now be starting on Christmas cards. Please feel free to leave me a comment on this card. Thank you for dropping in.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Class of 2009

Congratulations to the Class of 2009

It is that time of the year to congratulate the Seniors for all their hard work. As this part of their life has been full filled and their start to something new, whether it be college, a job or marriage. Good Luck to the Class of 2009.

It has been a while since my last post, summer is a very busy time. I miss visiting everybodys blog and entering challenges. Thank you for taking the time to visit and please leave me a comment.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

"Going Away"

I have missed visiting blog and see what all of you have been doing. I have been very busy lately, but I am going to try and drop in to check out some of my favorite sites. I have missed also entering challenges, I hope I can get back into the groove.
This going away card was made for our manager at Curves. She will be greatly missed, she gave alot of encouragement to me to keep me going. Anybody that has been to a Curves knows what "Change Station Now" means.

The stamp I used was "Bunny Hop" from the HappyHoppers from House-Mouse Designs. The bunnies jumping around just fit the Curves theme. I colored with Prisma color and OMS. The ribbon was DCWV All Dressedup-Lipstick, when I purchased I did not realize it was self stick. I just love, love, love this ribbon, I have got to find some more. I think I got it at Archivers in Raleigh, NC. I used my newest toy Xyron Design Runner to print on the ribbon "Change Station Now". I really love this new toy it prints on almost anything and anywhere. The BG papers used were both from DCWV The Blossoms and Butterflies. I cut the flourish out with the Craft Robo. I purchase silk stem flowers and removed the flowers to use on cards or scrapbooking.

Thank you for stopping in and checking me out, please leave a comment and visit again soon.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Enjoying the Great Outdoors

I have been away so long from my blog, this is what has had me busy. We enjoy camping in Uwharrie National Forest in North Carolina. I have not made a new card in a while now. I did return home for the National Scrapbook weekend for our scrapbook group. We all had a great time. But I am gone again, but this time I have wifi so I can update some pages and show some of the great photos of the National Forest.

We also enjoy Gold Panning

Some of the "Friends of the Forest"

I enjoy the wild life of the Uwharries

We also visited the North Carolina Zoo, below are just of few of the animals.

Thank you for dropping by and visiting me.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Mother's Day

It has been a very busy week, this is my first card for this week. I did not get to participate in any of the challenges this week. I have not had time hardly to visit other blogs that I follow, please forgive me. I have missed not being able to check out all the beautiful and skillful work everybody puts into their cards, I have gotten a lot of great ideas. Now if I can just find time to put them to use. With May just around the corner I will be more busy than I was this week, May is always a very busy month for us.
I did find the time to do one of my Mother's Day Card today. I really like this Sarah Kay stamp, "Time for Apple Pie". The paper I used was DCWV "The Luxury Stack" and Basic Grey "Wisteria Paper Pad". I used a Martha Stewart edge punches for the bottom and along the side. I sewed lace around the image and across the top for some added touches. I used some edge dies with the cuttlebug to dress the inside of the card.
Thank you for dropping in and leaving a comment. See you again soon.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Up, Up and Away

Good-Evening everybody I just returned home from a night of scrapbooking with friends. We will continue in the morning for a day of scrapbooking and card marking. We always have a great time when we get together exchanging ideas and talking.
This cute little card with these sweet mice is my entry in the House Mouse Friends Challenge. This week challenge is Multiple Images, I used several House-Mouse designs, What?, Dragonfly-ing and Mudpie Reaches. The papers used were "The Pocket Full of Posies Stack" by DCWV and "Storybox Candy Shoppe" by CM. This is my first time entering House Mouse Friends Challenge, surprising since I like House-Mouse Designs so much.
Hope everybody has a wonderful weekend, we are surpose to have a warm spring weekend with NO rain. Thank you for stopping by and please leave me a comment, I like to hear from you.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Feeling Under the Weather

As I had mentioned in an earlier post I was entering several challenges this week. By entering challenges it pushes me to make cards by a certain date. This card I made for Sketch Saturday, this week sketch challenge is sponsered by Clare Chanter, who owns Thread-Bare. The wonderful goodies for this week challenge winner is beautiful Papermania stamp and stunning Dovecraft charm brads!!

Here is another of those wonderful House-Mouse Stamps, that I just love. This is "Chewable Asprin" , it is always nice to have a great friend like this when we are sick. As usual I colored with Prisma Color and OSM. The BG papers are "The Spring Stack" from DCWV and "Storybox Cottage" from CM.

Thank you for dropping by and pleases leave me a comment of what you think of this card. Thank you and have a great day.


Christmas Card

This week is sure flying by again, busy, busy bee. I have been working on my challenge cards this week I am going to enter several challenges. As you can see this one is for Christmas card Challenge, check this blog "Christmas Stamping All Year Long". There is a different challenge each week for Christmas Cards, maybe this way I will get all my cards done for Christmas early. I enjoy making Christmas cards they are my favorite and this card was fun to do. The little penquin is from SU "Penquin Pleasanities", he is on Starry Night paper from CM. I really like this paper but I believe it has been discontinued. I colored the little guy with Prisma colors and OMS, they are my favorite to work with. Hope everybody has a great day I am going to get back to creating, so many challenges. Thank you for dropping in and checking me out.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Scrappy Frog Challenge #2

Hope everybody had a Happy Easter Day and a wonderful weekend. I am very excited about the challenge over at Scrappy Frog Challenge Blog #2 deadline is April 22nd. The challenge is an inspiration challenge, being inspired by a new gadget from Making Memories, the Slice, I do not have this gadget yet. So as I stared at the picture of the slice hum... what would inspire me the most...the soft colors, the shape, I was inspired by both the color and different shapes on the slice. So I went to work on it, the BG paper is from DCWV "The Green Stack" 70% recycled paper, this paper has the colors of the slice. The bear stamp is from House-Mouse, Gruffies "All Warm & Furry" I just received him last week in the mail, the butterfly is from SU "Bugs and Slugs". I colored both images with Prisma colors and OMS. Above the tea pot spout I embossed to make an effect of steam. The slice has several shapes that inspired me, I used the corner rounder by CM, also used Fiskars corner Victorian, I did not slide paper all the way in the cutter to get this shape on the brownish paper. The edge was also cut with a Fiskars edger, the gems on the corners were Self Stick Gems by Darico. I had alot of fun making this card, thank you for dropping in to check it out. Have a great day!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Happy Easter

Hope you all are ready for Easter...I have finally finished all my Easter Cards. I would like to wish everybody a very Blessed Easter. Thank you for taking the time to check me out. Thank you Marsha for encouraging me to do a blog and to make more cards.

I have had this sweet House-Mouse for a while I thought she would make a nice card. This is Amanda in "Fish Bowl". I colored this cute mouse and her friend with Prisma Colors and OMS. The paper I used for the yellow BG is K & Company "Brenda Walton Small Wonders Girl" and the paper for the red BG is from DCWV "The Spring Stack". I used my Craft Robo to cut out the slider with Happy Easter. The CR is really a fascinating tool, you can create what every you want to with the program that comes with it. There is no limit on what you can design on your own computer. Sorry do not mean to sound like a commercial but, the CR is a great tool for any paper crafter. I also used the cuttlebug and embossed with the swiss dot folder.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Spring Card

The weather we were having here in Northeastern North Carolina just got me in the mood for spring. Thought she would make a wonderful Spring Card, just so peaceful.

The flower and butterfly are from The Angel Company - Hoppy Everything. The girl is from Sarah Kay called “Time for Apple Pie”, well I kinda of changed her basket full of apples to a basket of eggs. I used K& Company Designer Mat Pad "Small Wonder Girl" for the background paper. The corner was cut with the cuttlebug. Hope everybody is getting spring fever, and the weather in your area is improving. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.

Dinosaurs Easter

Seems like forever since I have posted to my blog. Been very busy this week and the week is almost over. Where does time go.... Hope all of you are having a great and productive week.
Let me know what you think of this dinosaurs card. My newphew is 3 years old and loves Dinosaurs, so I just had to do a Dinosaurs Easter card. Those are dinosaurs eggs, how cool. I even got him dinosaurs for his Easter basket.
Hope you all have a great day and enjoy this blog. Thank you for visiting.


Saturday, April 4, 2009

Happy Birthday

Hope everybody is having a wonderful weekend. The weather here in Northeastern NC is just beautiful, the rain and wind has stopped here for now. The sun is shinning bright and all the birds are busy at the feeders, they inspired this card. This card was stamped with stampin up "Spring Song" and I used Nestabilities and Cuttlebug for the die cuts. I colored with EK Success Chalks and SU blender pen. I just had to add the flower to give this card some dimension and bright colors. Have a great weekend and thank you for stopping in and visiting.


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Happy Easter

Hope everybody is having a wonderful week and a great start to April with not many April Fool Jokes played on you to start the month off. I have been busy working on Easter Cards and Birthday Cards. Then today when I went to get the mail surprise I received more House-Mouse stamps and a new Gruffies stamp, I will be inking these stamps up soon.
I finally finished an Easter card before Easter. The House-Mouse stamp is "Sleeping with Strawberries" that is how I usually feel after eaten to many berries. I colored this little guy with the Prisma colors, they are my favorite. The background paper is from the Spring Stack by DCWV, there is some beautiful papers in this stack. I used the Craft Robo, one of my favorite gadgets, to cut the Happy Easter and the slider. Please leave me a comment I enjoy hearing what you think. Thank you for visiting.
I found a great blog/challenge today to share with all of you. I entered this card in that challenge, this is my first challenge. Visit Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog for an exciting challenge.


Sunday, March 29, 2009

Thinking of you

I really enjoyed making this card, with this sweet peaceful bug. I like using bugs and animals in my cards, I have made alot of cards with House-Mouse. I used Rose Bug from Alota Rubber Stamps, from the bug collection. Colored it up with Prisma Colors, the back paper is The Spring Stack by DCWV. I used the Martha Stewart lace punch for the edging also I used the oval scallop nestabilities with the cuttlebug. The cuttlebug is one of my favorite toys, thanks to a friend who introduced me to this tool.

I even got a little creative with the inside of the card. I used some corner dies with the cuttlebug to dress it up.
Thank you all who have visited my blog, I have been enjoying blogging.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

In Darkest Hour

This is an example of a card I make for the times that is the hardest in ones life. I try to keep a few of these cards on hand, because the dark hours come upon us instantly. I think the light house inked up goes with the sentiment. I use the prisma colors to color the image, amd my cuttlebug with the spellbinder die to cut the back paper. Try to keep the cards kind of simple.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

This maybe a little late to show, Valentine in March but, I am new to this blogging. I just wanted to show some of the different cards I have completed. I really enjoyed inking this one up and coloring with Prismacolors. This Fairy was turning this frog into a Prince for Valentine's Day. I will be adding more cards soon. I am getting ready to start on the Easter Cards this weekend. Since it is suppose to rain in our area for the next three to four days. So what better way to spend my time inside than inking up some new cards. Also there is no Nascar this weekend either. Thank you for visiting, until next time...

A Sunflower Smooch

As promised here is my first post of a card. I really enjoy inking up House-Mouse stamps. This is one of my favorite House-Mouse design “Sunflower Smooch”, thought this was perfect for an Anniversary card. I colored up these sweet little mouse with Prisma Colors. I used my Craft Robo to cut the back drop, also used Fiskars Heart Border punch to punch the hearts on the top border. Behind the flowers I used the Martha Steward punch for the leaves, this punch works great for leaves or branches. I used glitter glue on the Happy Anniversary to add some sparkle.I enjoy stamping up animals and fairies, so keep a look out for up coming cards and designs.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New to the Blog World

I am new to the blog world. There are so many creative people in this world, all the beautiful cards and ideas I have gotten from these sites. I have been enjoying everybodys blog that I have visited. So, I thought it was time I took the leap and gave the blog world a chance. Please come back and visit often to watch the transformation of this blog.