Monday, October 31, 2011

Save the Boo-Bees!

A fun challenge to create a card with Bees on it in support of Breast Cancer awareness month.  I love this stamp by Hambo.

Additional Info
Stamps: Hambo: Mushroom
Paper: My Mind's Eye, white, melon mambo, chocolate chip
Ink: stazon, various SU!
Accessories: aquapainter, pearls, stickles, ribbon

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Thank a Caregiver...

Breast cancer affects many people.  Some of the unsung heros are the care givers.  This card was made for the 'Thank a Caregiver' challenge.

 Additional Info
Stamps: Very Versatile
Paper: Bo Bunny, white, melon mambo, wild wasabi
Ink: stazon, melon mambo
Accessories: bling, ribbon

Thanks for stopping by...

Saturday, October 29, 2011

My Happy Place...

All month long, I have been participating in a card drive called Hope You Can Cling To, hosted by SplitcoastStampers.  These cards made are mailed to the Anderson Medial Center at the University of Texas.  New challenges are posted daily over at SCS.  This past week has been very busy for me and I wasn't able to stamp, so I spent last night playing catch-up.  Over the next week or so, I will be sharing the cards I made.

This card is for the Happy Place challenge.  The challenge was to create a card that is inspired by your happy place.  If you know me, then you know my happy place is by the ocean.  This is one of my favorite stamps given to me by my friend, Linda.  I used my aquapainter to color the image which was stamped in craft ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I painted the image then cut it out and matted it on crumb cake and cherry cobbler cardstock.

Additional Info
Stamps: Lighthouse Beacon
Paper: white, cherry cobbler, crumb cake
Ink: craft black, various SU!
Accessories: aquapainter, charm, muddpuddles sand, silver twine, clear embossing powder, punch

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


What a fun challenge from Judy! I used Hambo's cherry pie image. Added some liquid applique, dazzlin' diamonds, and bling.. Painted with pink.

Additional Info
Stamps: HAMBO: Cherry Pie
Paper: white, basic black, dp
Ink: stazon, melon mambo
Accessories: bling, liquid applique, dazzlin' diamonds, bling, silver charm, ribbon

Monday, October 24, 2011

Think P.I.N.K.

I made this for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenge:  Think P.I.N.K.  Our challenged was to create a card using things that represent each letter of the word pink.

Here are the P.I.N.K. items I used on my card:
P: paper pieced, pink dp
I: Ink, I care. sentiment
N: Nestability
K: Kraft paper, K&Co die-cut border

Thanks for looking!

Additional Info
Stamps: Studio G
Paper: white, kraft, not quite navy, K&Co
Ink: stazon
Accessories: bling, nestabilities, pre-cut border

Sunday, October 23, 2011

BIG OR SMALL-Save them All!

This is for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenge:  Big or Small, Save them All.  Our challenge was to use two different sizes of the same geometric shape.  I went with my circle punches.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 22, 2011



INSIDE:  Mime speak for "Give 'em a squeeze"

This is for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenge:  Just Give 'em a Squeeze!  I just had to use this Mime image from Hambo Stamps.. Doesn't it look like he is ready to squeeze 'em - ROTFL!  Thanks to my friend, Jeanette, who suggested using her Mime stamp for this challenge.  So clever!
I embossed the kraft background with the swiss dots embossing folder.

This also fits today's Inspiration Challenge. Thanks for looking.

Additional Info
Stamps: HAMBO: Mime, mime sentiment
Paper: white, kraft, black
Ink: stazon, melon mambo, basic black
Accessories: ribbon, brad, swiss dots embossing folder, scor-pal

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


This is for the Purple Challenge.  We were challenged to use shades of purple on a card.  The is a one layer clean and simple design.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011


I made these card for the Paint Challenge.. I painted both with my aquapainter.  One is freeand, the other is a line art image from SU!.

Thanks for looking and stopping by...

Sunday, October 16, 2011


After helping Sarah finish her History project, I played catch-up on the Hope You Can Cling To challenges.  Here they are in no particular order..

Butterfly Challenge - HYCCT111314

Pink Collage Challenge - HYCCT114

Pink Ribbon Challenge - HYCCT1116

Bling & Pink Challege - HYCCT1111

Brave Heart Challenge - HYCCT1112

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...Now that's a mouth full!  We interupt this HYCCT Challenge for a History Project. My daughter Sarah has a project due in November. Not one to procrastinate, we have to work on it and finish it NOW! We bought a tube of Powhatan Indians, gathered sand from the sandbox, twigs from the woods and raided some of my crafty supplies to make her interpretation of Werewocomoco: village of the Algonquin Indian Chief Powhatan. I love that she picked Powhatan instead of the Jamestown settlers. Werewocomoco is located in my native stomping grounds of Gloucester, VA. I think Sarah did a fine job with her project. She made everything except the teepee and I was in charge of the hot glue gun. I think it looks fantastic.

She painted the box first.
Next, she added the sand.
She made a fence across the back of the box with sticks applied with hot glue gun.

Viola!  Fence is up.
She made the Long House by tearing various shades of brown and tan cardstock glued to base with gluestick.

Teepee is made with crinkled cardstock brushed with brown ink.

She added the people with hot glue and made trees using sticks and moss.

Sarah with her project.  Awesome!

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Monday, October 10, 2011


Back again with more cards for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges on SCS.  This challenge was to make a card with an item or image that is hanging.  I chose this adorable image sent to me by a friend.  I decided to color the tire swing pink in honor of the challenge.

The second card if for the Things are Looking Up Challenge.  We were to make a card featuring an image of something that you have to look up to.  I chose the Verve hot air balloon.

The last card is for today's challenge:  Bosom Buddies.  I just adore this Stampin' Bella image of two friends embracing each other.

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Friday, October 7, 2011


Where's the Pink?  Today's challenge is to use other colors that offer hope.  Yellow and Green offer Hope and brown brings Comfort.  Therefore, today's challenge was to use these colors together on a card.  I was so happy because I have been eyeing my DCWV Lemon Flower Mat Stack.  I picked some papers from this stack and a brown from a Colors stack.  I used this image from My Favorite Things and decided to paper piece the entire image.  I somehow managed to smudge some ink in the upper lefthand corner of the image panel, so I decided to cover it up with a prima flower. hehe!

Thanks for stopping by.  If you are interested in making some cards for this Cause, please visit the link HERE.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

More HOPE You Can Cling To...

I spent this evening catching up on the daily Hope You Can Cling To Challenges.  I have had a terrible cold the past couple of days and wasn't up to stamping.  I'm feeling much better now.  These cards drive will benefit those affected by breast cancer.  Specifically, these cards will go to the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Here they are...

This first one is for the H.O.P.E. (Having Only Paper Embellishments)... I used my paper to make ribbon and brads (with my circle punch).

The next card is for a sketch challenge.  Love it!

The last one is for today's challenge to create a window.  I used my nestabilities to cut the window in the card base and filled it with primas and bling.  I used this week's sketch challenge for the the layout.

Thanks for stopping by...

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


I made this for today's HYCCT Challenge - masculine card with a touch of pink.
Fun challenge!

I used this week's MOJO Sketch.

Additional Info
Stamps: Time for You
Paper: white, craft, early espresso
Ink: stazon, old olive, baja breeze
Accessories: ribbon, prima, bling, stickles, punches

Monday, October 3, 2011


I made this for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenge - Day 2. Lee gave us this inspiration piece. I was completely stumped... So, I decided to just start rummaging through my stamps, and happened upon the Bee Happy set by CTMH. I love this little snail? ladybug? which is it? ... I'm drawn to the faces of the bugs in this set. They remind me of the Magnolia stamp faces (which I don't have).. which remind me of those Precious Moments dolls..
Anyway.. long story, longer... this is what I came up with. I stamped the image on some glitter paper and cut out the spots. Love the little bit of shimmer it adds. Card base is from one of many pre-cut card sets I've bought over the years from those sale bins at ACMoore and Michaels.

Thanks for looking!

Additional Info
Stamps: CTMH: Bee Happy
Paper: white, black, pre-cut card base
Ink: stazon, markers


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