Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

Hello Friends,

I wish you all blessings and surprises in the New Year. I hope to get back to regularly posting on my blog.

Be safe,

Monday, November 29, 2010

Oscar Meyer Mobile

Hi everybody,
If you are my age you can remember the whistle in the shape of this wiener mobile.
Here is my youngest in the picture and yes he was embarrassed but gave into his mommas request.

Enjoy your day.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

S&S #44

Hi everybody,

Ok so I know I am late posting this but really wanted to be a part of this fun sketch over at OWH Stars and Stamps. If you would like to check out the other cards in this challenge or join the currect sketch just click here.

I hope you enjoy the card.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Longtime No Post

Here is a card I made recently...just because.
It is time to just make cards for no reason. It seems to be so freeing.

The beads are from PWA. They are called Bubble Beads and the picture does not show all the great colors in each bead.

I hope you have each had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


I am no photographer but I think I did alright with my little camera on these pictures. Yes I take the unusual picture. I hope you enjoy.

I could really see the Creator's hand on this farm.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Shoebox party

Here are a series of cards that were one project at the Shoebox Party. This project was done by the party girl herself. The first item is a holder for the cards made from a school type folder.

This was a fun project plus it gave me great ideas to work other cards from.
Have a wonderful Monday.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Happy Anniversary

Well I need to give a shout out to my sister and her husband. Today is their anniversary and although I don't see them often enough I love you guys.

I wish I had a picture to share but I couldn't find a one. Next time I'm in Iowa I know what my assignment will be.


Monday, August 30, 2010

PWA Party

Here are the projects that Julie had us make over the weekend. They were nice and easy projects that pack a lot of punch. Aren't they cute. You can see where she used the PWA beads on the bird. The bird was hand punched with O'So Sticky paperbacked tape and the beads added. It gives it such nice texture.

On the top picture we stamped the image once on white cardstock and the second time on the deep pink. One stamp once nice card.
If you ever get the opportunity to attend a PWA sponsored shoe box party you really should attend. The projects are first class and the people are fun and friendly.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Eastern Washington Shoebox Party

PennyWise Arts held a shoebox party in honor of Tracy's birthday weekend. This is a picture of Tracy and Shanea's wonderful scrapbook barn shop before the party began.

You can see the kits on the table ready for everyone to arrive and begin a day of crafting, snacking and fellowship. My kit is the one closest to you with the green lidded containers. I will need to show you mine later because I forgot to take a picture of it. The people in the background are Shanea (on right side) Tracy's daughter and Julie.

This was the sample that Shanea had with her kit. Isn't it a beautiful bracelet? I have never done anything like this so I was thrilled to give it a go.

I will post more pictures later in the week.

Remember if you have any cards (without glitter) laying around Operation Write Home would love to have them. In September they are holding a big birthday bash, why not consider joining in on the celebration. Check it out here.

Until later,

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Road Trip

Hi everyone,
I had a wonderful weekend with some crafting buddies from Pennywise Arts last weekend. I just wanted to share one picture with you today. This was a beautiful water fall we found. This picture does not do it any justice but let me tell you it was breathtaking. We were standing on an opposite cliff (right on the edge, thank goodness for fences) just taking in the splendor of God's creative hand.

I have a video but for some reason blogger just doesn't like it.
I hope you can experience the peace and awesome power of God's love for you today.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Look at those brads!

Hi everyone,

Here is a card made with a stamp from the $1 bin at a local craft store. I justed my colored pencils and OSM to color the image.
It is a fun and easy card. Why not try one yourself.

Here are the brads. I just didn't like the brightness of these brads so I added a little alcohol ink to tone them down. I haven't used my alcohol ink in a long time but it has now called my name in the last two cards.

So what is sitting in your stash that hasn't been used lately? Need a nudge to get your mojo going? Maybe something old will make it come back.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Card to mom

Hi Everyone,

Here is another card I sent off to my mom. It is a CAS style card. I really like making this type of card. I hope you enjoy it.

Here is a close up of the flowers I cut on my circut. This is flashing foil from the hardware store colored with alochol inks.

I hope you are all staying cool this August Sunday.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

OWH - Just Three Words

Hi everyone,

Here is a photo of me for the Just Three Words over at Operation Write Home. If you want to find out how you can help send cards to deployed soliders just Click here.

If you want to read about the Just Three Words Click here.

Monday, August 2, 2010

CHA envy challenge 3

Hi everyone,
I think this is my favorite card from the three for the CHA Envy challenge at Stamp TV.

The card size is 3 1/2 x 6 3/8
This was a fun card to make. I didn't have any dp paper with an ivory background that I liked so I used my buttercream ink pad to tone down the whiteness. I also changed the middle pearl for a silver sparkly gem that is not in this picture.
Bold Flowers - Gina K
DP - SU! Patterns Pack III
Outdoor Denim, Buttercup - CTMH
Old Olive - SU!
Pearls & Crystals - e.
Ribbon - Details & Accessories
Cardstock - DCWV and Gina K

I hope you enjoyed the three posts on my cards for the CHA envy challenge.

Have a great day,


Sunday, August 1, 2010

CHA envy 2 Challenge

Hi everyone,
Here is the card I made for the CHA envy 2nd challenge. If you haven't been to Gina K's Stamp TV click on the link in my side bar.

Since I send a card to my mom everyday I have begun to write my message to her on a post it note so she can use the card to brighten someone elses day. This card measures 3 1/2 x 6 3/8 . I use this size the most so she can use the envelope size she has most handy.

Botanicals, Bold Flowers (the circles) - Gina K
Ink pads, Memento Tuxedo Black, Marvy Matchables #5 yellow
White & black cardstock - unknown
Stardust pen - Sakura
So there was an oops on this card. I thought I was coloring the flower dots with my Stardust pen but it didn't look right - I had used my white pen. I just colored over the top once I realized what I had done.

Have a wonderful day.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

CHA envy challenge 1

Hi everyone,
I made this card for a challenge over at Stamp TV. Of course, I waited until the last minute to make them. The deadline is 7 pm central time today. So if you want to join the challenge you'd better get going. They are randomly drawing someone to win a stamp set so why not try yourself. The link is on my side bar to take you to the Stamp TV site.

The ribbon started out white. I didn't have any yellow ribbon to match the card so I colored it with copic markers Y06 and V12. These are the same colors I used to color the middle of the iris.
Complete supplies:
Elegant Flowers - Gina K
YG03, V04, YG11, Y06, V12 - Copic markers
White ribbon - Offray
Cardstock - DCWV, Gina K

Enjoy your Saturday,

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

S&S Sketch Challenge #27

Here is my card for the Sketch Challenge over at Stars and Stamps.
If you want to do something to support our deployed men and women why not use your cardmaking talents making cards for them to send home to loved ones. Click here to see the other challenge cards and to find more information on joining this wonderful group of cardmakers.

Both these stamps came from JoAnns clear $1 stamps. I purchased them after halloween last year for half price.


Sunday, July 25, 2010

Midweek Throwdown - Digital Stamps

Hello everybody,
I am a little behind but here are my entries for the Midweek Throwdown over at OWH Stars and Stamps. There are two free digis from Ward Digis and I used both of them here.
If you want to pick up the free digis just click HERE and join the challenge you have until Wednesday.

I hope you enjoy the cards and will want to play along.

Center Stage Guest Card

Hi everybody.
Over at Gina K of Stamp TV is looking for a guest artist for the August release. I don't have a chance of being picked but I wanted to make a card anyway. The challenge was to use a favorite Stamp TV technique from the video series. I used the Janome Sewing on Cards, Distress/Scored Masculine Card and Distressed Newspaper.
Here is a picture showing my sewing of the ribbon. Also the ribbon started out as cream and I colored it with my stamp pad so it would match the other green stamping.

Here is a close up of the distressed newspaper.

Supplies used:
Stamps - Bontancials
Ink pads - Versa Magic, Jumbo Java, Pumpkin Spice
Memento - New Sprout, Pear Tart
Marvy Matchable - Plum
Sewing Machine
Pattern Paper - unknown

I hope you will all come back later to see what I have made for the OWH Stars and Stamps Challenge.
Have a good week.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Card A Day Should Make Mom Feel Loved

I recently was at a OWH cardmaking party. During the party a woman shared she makes a card for her mother and father in law everyday and mails them. They don't live close to her and the reason she was doing it everyday was because she didn't know how much longer they would be around.

I thought that was a great idea. I started about 3 weeks ago sending a card a day to my mom. If you have been reading my blog regularly you would know my mom lives in Iowa so I don't see her very often. So I challenge you to send a card a day. It wouldn't need to be to a parent or even the same person everyday. Just think doing what you love to do to brighten someones day.

Here is the card I sent out today. Mom's 75th birthday is Monday so I wanted to be sure she received it in time.

The picture isn't that great. I didn't have my camera handy so I took it with my iPhone. I will try to take better pictures from now on.

If you take the challenge let me know so I can check out your cards.

So long for now.

Friday, July 16, 2010

City Fest

Hello everybody,

No card today. But if you are in the Yakima area this weekend be sure to head over to the State Park for City Fest. It will be a great time. Free music, family fun, clean entertainment and lots of extreme sports to watch.

Hope to see you there.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Graduation Card

Hi everyone,
Here is a card I made for graduation. It was made totally with scraps. Don't you just love it when a card comes together with what is laying on your table. I saw this layout in a scrapbook magazine but I can't remember which one. I just loved it. The original card said something like friend on the triangles and forever at the stamped section.

I hope you enjoy it.

Here is a close up of the triangles. I cut the triangles on my Circut using the George Cartridge.

The letters were also cut on the Circut with my SCAL and vinyl. It made it so easy to add the letters to the triangles because they already had the adhesive on the back. I love cutting vinyl with my Circuit.

So let me know what you are making this summer.
Don't forget if you have any extra cards to send them to the best organization on the planet Operation Write Home.

Monday, July 12, 2010

OWH Halloween

Hi everybody. Sorry about being offline for so long. I have had a few health problems and just didn't have the energy to do much after working everyday.

I have been working on some Halloween cards for Operation Write Home. Their deadlines are about 6 weeks to ship before a holiday so our deployed soldiers are able to write in their cards and get them sent back home.

I must admit it was pretty weird pulling out my Halloween stamps and stamping in July. I have also made a few Christmas cards that I will share later.

The stamp is a clear stamp from Joann's that I picked up last year for $.50. For once I was actually thinking when I picked up this stamp normally I would have thought oh well the holiday is past what would I do with this.

Here is a close up of the knotted tulle. I don't know why but the tulle called out to me at Joann's when I was there. Tulle comes in a dozen different colors and is very reasonably priced at $.99 a yard. I found that when I put the card in the envelope it collapsed very nicely but when pulled out if fluffed right back to normal.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Friday, July 2, 2010

OWH S&S Blog Tour

Hello and welcome to the OWH S&S blog tour.

If you are just visiting my blog and have not been to the Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps blog you will want to click here when you are done checking out my card today.

We were challenged to make a red, white and blue happy birthday card for the tour. How appropriate for the 4th of July and our nations birthday. I did a little stitching and stamping on this card. It was quick and easy but I think the look is right on for our theme.

Here is a close up of the stitching on my card.

Are you a cardmaker?

Why not consider joining the Operation Write Home family.
If you are not a cardmaker would you consider giving towards this honorable organization that supports those defending this great country?
< Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the blog tour today. Have a wonderful and safe 4th of July. We celebrate our independence because of past veterans and current service men and women. Take a moment to say thank you.


OWH S&S Blog Tour

Be sure to hop over to the Stars and Stamps blog to check out the blog tour at 3 pm (PST). It will be going all weekend if you can't tour today. Here is a link to find all the blogs participating.

Have a safe holiday.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

OWH S&S Sketch Challenge #23

Hello friends,
Here is my card for the OWH S&S Sketch Challenge #23. I like how all the colors went together so easily. I cut the circle with my Circut. I couldn't find a ribbon in my collection that I liked so I colored a white ribbon with my markers.

I used my Circut to do the Ilove you. I cut it out in white cardstock then colored with my coptic markers. I added the gem for a little sparkle.

If you enjoy challenges why not head over to the OWH S&S blog and join in. You can get there by clicking here.

Have a wonderful day.

OWH Cardmaking Party

Here are some random pictures from the card making party Saturday. I will post some of the wonderful cards we made later in the week.

Maybe you would like to join a card making party in your area. If you click here you can see what is upcoming around the country.

PS yes we even had a man helping us. Way to go Retired Chief!