Tuesday, April 26, 2011


I'm heading in the back door of the tea party and with the frustration of trying to load this card setting in, I would like to have some 'strong' tea! Not to mention some cookies and blueberry tarts!  After three attempts and some nasty 'can't read your file' messages, it's done, it's loaded.. whew!
This is for several challenges, as you can see listed in the keywords. I won't bore you with the details of each, suffice it to say I did bend quite a few color and technique lover rules. But, for the Mothermark I do have a hummingbird on my card..
Thanks for a fun challenge Cindy.. and I would love to participate in the destination station. Wonder who will load to the teapot gallery after me?? And who will be ahead of me!! Can't wait, I'm already stalking my mailman...

Additional Info
Stamps: Our Daily Bread
Paper: SU! and non-su dp
Ink: stazon, kiwi kiss, baja breeze, soft sky, not quite navy, black
Accessories: punch, nestability, sponges, half-back silver pearls, embossing folder, ribbon

Monday, April 25, 2011


My hubby needs some thank you cards, so I cased myself - ha! Changed up the stamps a little.
Thanks for looking.

Additional Info
Stamps: pocket silhouettes
Paper: su
Ink: su
Accessories: punch, bling

Sunday, April 24, 2011


I made this for today's featured stamper.

Additional Info
Stamps: Hambo digital stamp
Paper: SU
Ink: stazon, various
Accessories: aquapainter

VIVA LA VERVE - week 4

I finally finished the last sketch!
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 23, 2011


I had so much fun playing today and creating these cards for the April Viva La Verve Sketch Challenge.
I LOVE Verve Sketches and used Verve stamps.
Thanks for looking!

Additional Info
Stamps: Verve
Paper: various
Ink: stazon

Friday, April 22, 2011



I made this card for this week's Hambo Hoedown. The challenge was to make a card with a hint of royalty in it, something about some wedding in England coming up or something. Ha! I added my own sentiment.. Can I get a little mwah, mwah, mwah? If you have seen Despicable Me with your kids, then you have probably heard this particular line repeated - over and over and over again. But, it still makes me laugh.
I used my aquapainter to paint my prince and added some liquid applique on his robe plus silver half pearls to his crown. This is also for today's Free For All Challenge to use the color orange on a card.
Thanks for looking - MWAH!

Additional Info
Stamps: HAMBO
Paper: various
Ink: tangerine tango, kiwi kiss, soft sky
Accessories: ribbon, swirl clip, half-back pearls, liquid applique, nestabilities


I made this by request for a friend. I used my CTMH Wings Workshop Kit. I scored the card base with my score-pal.

Additional Info
Stamps: CTMH: Wings
Paper: white, ctmh wings
Ink: stazon, su
Accessories: ctmh buttons, ribbon, punches

Thursday, April 21, 2011

WT319 - Oval Jellyfish..

I have wanted to use this stamp set for a while and just love this jellyfish image. I stamped it with black craft and embossed with clear ep. Then I cut it out with my oval nestability, sponged with not quite navy, then bleached out the body of the jellyfish.
This is an old mojo sketch.
Thanks for looking!

Additional Info
Stamps: heidi grace:  beyond the sea
Paper: white, not quite navy, dp
Ink: craft black, not quite navy
Accessories: bling, nestability, punch


I made this for the sketch challenge. I had a hard time with the two circles, so I just had to change the top one to a rectangle. ...bending the rules just a little. I found the dp at Wal-Mart - huge pack for only $5! Score!
Thanks for looking.

Additional Info
Stamps: SU
Paper: Wal-Mart
Ink: black craft
Accessories: embossing folders, punches, ribbon, bling
Techniques: heat embossing, dry embossing

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I made this for the Teapot Tuesday Challenge..

1. I know the image is supposed to be a tulip.
2. I know Mothermark is the Queen of breaking challenge rules and there is much evidence to support this statement, so I think she will appreciate my non-tulip, tulip card.
3. I think tulips are pretty.  I just don't have any tulip stamps.  In fact, I don't even have any tulips in my yard.  I just don't think that they bloom long enough, so why bother.  I'll admire them in other folk's yards.
4. That's all I have to say about that.

Oh, and thanks for looking!

Additional Info
Stamps: su
Paper: ctmh
Ink: stazon
Accessories: primas, ribbon, punch, brads

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Those ogres at the hoedown better watch out... there is a bee on the way - bzzzzz!

Additional Info
Stamps: Hambo
Paper: craft, elegant eggplant, ivory
Ink: stazon
Accessories: primas, edge distressor, color spritzer, aqua painter

Monday, April 18, 2011


Additional Info
Stamps: CTMH: Sensational Season
Paper: ctmh
Ink: stazon
Accessories: tiny garden tools, punches, nestabilites


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

MOJO 186...

I used this week's Mojo sketch challenge for a quick birthday card. I forget how easy using a simple sentiment on the front can help me get a card done quickly, even with all of the embellishing. Love this sketch. Thanks for looking. 
Additional Info
Stamps: SU!
Paper: sei Bissette pack, very vanilla, sage shadow
Ink: chocolate chip, sage shadow
Accessories: ribbon, twine, brad, nestabilities, embossing folder, punch

Monday, April 11, 2011

Teachers need HUGS too!

I filled these cute little guaze bags with some Hershey Hugs for my kids to give their teachers.  Today is the first day of Teacher Appreciation Week.  The sentiment is computer generated and punched out with oval punches, layered with the oval scallop punch.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


These cards will be part of a set I am working on to give to the teacher's of my children for Teacher Appreciation Week. Our school mascot is the bee. This set from CTMH is absolutely adorable.  
I used some MOJO sketches from last year for the layout.

Additional Info
Stamps: CTMH: A Little Buzz
Paper: white, DCVW Grade School Glitter pack, black
Ink: stazon
Accessories: SU! markers, ribbon, button

Saturday, April 9, 2011


Teacher appreciation week is this coming week.. Making a set of cards for my kid's teachers. Our school mascot is the bee.  I love this new set from CTMH.  There are several insects and they are all adorable.  I used this week's MOJO skecth challenge for the design. 
Thanks for looking!
Additional Info
Stamps: CTMH:   A Little Buzz, sentiment - su
Paper: white, dcvw school pack
Ink: stazon, markers
Accessories: ribbon, brads, punches, spiral clip, nestabilities


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