Friday, December 31, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
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
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.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
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
Sunday, August 29, 2010
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.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
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
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.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
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.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
I hope you will all come back later to see what I have made for the OWH Stars and Stamps Challenge.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
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
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
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.
Monday, July 12, 2010
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.
Friday, July 2, 2010
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.
Why not consider joining the Operation Write Home family.
< 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.
Have a safe holiday.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
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.
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!