Thursday, May 31, 2012

Stamp N Plus Sorry card

I'm always trying to figure out new ways to add ribbon to my projects without the adhesive showing through. I used Mod podge on this card to adhere my ribbon. I always start making a card by cutting a card front. Even if it's the same color as the card. The card front is what I work from and then adhere it to the card base once I am finished. This way nothing shows on the inside of the card like brads, eyelets, ribbon, sewing, etc. For this card I wrapped the lace around the card front using Mod Podge on both sides to make the lace stay put. The best part about it is it worked. I loved the way it turned out and would def do it again. 
Stamp is in a set called Note-ables. It's a great mix of sentiments for all types of cards. I used patterned paper by DCWV, Spellbinders die cuts and Ranger Distressing inks.
Thanks for looking.

Challenges: Layers Goes with sentiment stamped on the front

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Owl congrats

Good early morning. 4 AM to be exact. Love it when pain wakes me up in the middle of the night and won't go away. Yeah right. 
Anyway, my card today is featuring stamps and chalk by Stamp N Plus Scrap N.
The zig zag cardstock is painted with chalk and paint. I stamped the owl on black carstock using white pigment ink by Stampin Up.
Don't forget our congratulations challenge at Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe. It ends this Saturday, June 2nd.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Manly Monday

I have to tell you that from now on Manly Monday posts will not be approved by my husband anymore. His idea of manly is a lot more simplistic (stupid) then I wish to make my cards. I will continue to post a manly card on Mondays but not at the expense of an argument with the man. 
This weeks card I used my Unity stamp again with the distressing inks as my painting medium. The embossed background is by Quickutz and the embossed sentiment is by Cuttlebug. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my sort of manly card. Boys are so....whatever:)

Thanks For Looking.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe #10

Welcome back to our second week at Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe
The challenge is make a congratulations project using powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus
Only those projects using the Stamp N Plus powdered chalk will be eligible for this challenges prize. 
That prize is a set of metallic chalks. Colors are Gold, Silver, Copper and Bronze. 

For my card this week I combined the powdered chalk with paint and painted my paper to give it the sparkle and color I was looking for. Then I stamped the Floral Bough and congratulations on top of the chalked area-wait for it to dry completely before stamping on to it. 
Stamps can be found at Stamp N Plus.

I hope you are all having a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look and playing our challenge.

One Stitch at a Time challenge

This week at One Stitch at a Time the challenge is to use Red, White and Blue. My image is by Delicious Doodles called Steampunk Corner. There are so many awesome images to choose from. I really enjoy Teri's style.
So here is my graduation card that I made using the corner. I printed it on photo paper and then used blue alcohol inks to give it that rich blue color. Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Saturdays rock!

I really love Saturdays. Its are my favorite day of the week. Today's card was inspired by a new background stamp that I got on sale at Michael's. I heat embossed it and then used Ranger inks Barn Door and Fire Brick to make the paper red. Fun little layered flowers have a stick pin for an out of the box thing for me. They were hiding in my stash for who knows how long. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.


Friday, May 25, 2012

It's your Birthday

I have a birthday card to share today. The card base is by Michael's-one of those bins staring at you while you are waiting in line. Sucker buy for sure.The patterned paper is by Basic Grey and I cut it to match the card base. The die cuts in the center are by Spellbinders (white) and K and Co (on top of the white). The stamp is by Fiskars and the ink is by Tsukineko.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Stamp N Plus

For my card this week at the Stamp N Plus blog, I included a bottle cap that I used alcohol inks to change the color to match my patterned paper. I placed a sticker in the center and surrounded it with Glossy Accents. The patterned paper is by Making Memories, die cuts by Spellbinders, sticker by K and Co, embossing folder by Provo Craft, ink by Close to my heart and Stampin Up with cardstock by Recollections. The stamp is by Stamp N Plus but is not on the website as of today. Soon to be added.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Adorable baby boy card

I recently made this baby boy card. I used my Spellbinders die to cut out the scalloped circle in the cardstock and then place a layered flower into the area. The flower's layers are made up by Oriental Trading Co (paper flower), Making Memories (patterned paper) and Colorbok (adorable embellishment). The blue cardstock is by Bazzill and the black and white are by Recollections. The sentiment is a sticker by EK Success and the background patterned paper is by Basic Grey.
Thanks for looking.

Challenges: about the boy with an old product (I have had that adorable embellishment for years.)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Bridal Shower card

I have been MIA lately. Life is so busy right now. I did make this pretty bridal shower card. I used cardstock from Sunborn, patterned paper by Recollections (houndstooth-silver is unknown), flowers by Stamping and Scraping and Prima, stamp by Sweet Stamps, ink by Staz-on and ribbon by Karen Foster and Offray.
Thanks for looking.


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot challenge #10

Winner of two powdered chalks for challenge #9 is MelissaSunshineHoneyBee. Congratulations! Email me to claim your prize at grohcm (at) gmail (dot) com.

This week our challenge is to create a congratulations card using powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus. You must use powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus in order to be placed into prize drawing. The prize for this challenge is 4 metallic chalks. These are wonderful to play with and add that special sparkle to any creation.

Just a reminder of the rules:

1.) You must you powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus Scrap N
2.) You must mention and supply a link back to our Chalk-Ah-Lot challenge blog
3.) You may combine your project with any other and as many as you would like challenges.
4.) You have entered a drama-free zone. Let's be adults and play nice with others. 
5.) Most important is to have fun and explore what you can make using powdered chalks by Stamp N Plus Scrap N
Also you must be a follower of our blog. 

Here's my card for this week. I used the floral stamp X2066 in the center of the flower by making it into a brad using the itop by Imaginisce. Before punching out the stamp I painted the center with powdered chalk and paint with some Stickles in the center. The sentiment stamp M2687 can be found on the website as well. 

Other supplies:
black and white flower by Creative Memories
border by K & Co
ink by Stampin Up and Versa Mark
embossing powder and Stickles by Ranger
patterned paper by Making Memories
Cardstock by Stampin Up and Recollections

Thanks for stopping by

Friday, May 18, 2012

Stamp N Plus card

I made this simple card using patterned paper from DCWV, cardstock by Stampin Up, a flourish sticker by Chatterbox, die cut by Spellbinders, sentiment stamp by Stamp N Plus (#L1453) and ink by Ranger industries. The card base is by Studio G from Michael's. It comes with the decorative edge and I cut my paper to match it. While the die cut was still holding the paper I used my distressing tool to ink the edges. I love the look it gives. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. 

Challenges: as focal point

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Graduation card

Graduation season is upon us and I have been making some fun new cards for the Open Houses I have been invited to. I got this patterned paper from Hobby Lobby. It is by The Paper Studio. The gold paper is old and by Creative Memories. The edges of the gold were made using Spellbinders edge dies. The ribbon is by Doodlebug and cardstock is by Recollections. 
Thanks for looking.

Challenges: a boy as main focus

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mom's Daisy

Here's another Mother's Day card I made. I colored the stamp in using powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus and paint. Die cuts from Spellbinders, patterned paper by DCWV, Stickers by Cloud 9, butterfly punch by Marvy and cardstock by Pioneer, Recollections and Sunborn.
Thanks for looking.

challenges: for mom, white and some other color

Sunday, May 13, 2012

One Stitch at a Time

This week at One Stitch at a Time our challenge is to "Use your Favorites". I love to use Christmas products, rhinestones and my Spellbinders dies. So I chose an image from Stitchy that I could make a Christmas card with and use those items.
Thanks for looking.

Chalk-Ah-Lot challenge #9 continued

Chalk-A-Lot Cafe is holding a Anything Goes using powdered chalk from Stamp N Plus

Powdered chalks can be purchased at The owner of Stamp N Plus Scrap N is offering two free chalks for the price of shipping and handling of $4.99. Check out the website and choose a color you would like to have sent to you then the owner will send you one discontinued color as well. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to receive free chalk.

The great thing about powdered chalk is it can be used with so many different mediums, such as paint, water, glue, Mod Podge, petroleum jelly, etc. I really like to use the powdered chalk with paint and then pain my images as if I was an artist. You can add more to certain areas to get the affects of shading. My card below has a little bit of shading to it. The sweet hippo image can be purchased HERE.

Thanks for stopping by:)

Challenges: arrival

Friday, May 11, 2012

I'm out

I'm out for a few days. I'll be back to post on Saturday evening....well maybe Sunday:)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Stamp N Plus Card

Happy Thursday all. I'm so excited to share my Mother's Day card with you. I made it a while back and have been waiting to show it. I used the Floral Bough border stamp to create the background. I would stamp part of the image off the cardstock and create a line of pretty flowers all the way up the card. Using my blending tool I created a shadow along the edges of the kraft cardstock. The sentiment stamp is from the Mother's Day stamp set

Be sure to check out all the stamps available at

Other supplies:
Ink and blending tool-Ranger Industries
Die cuts-Spellbinders Label 8
Cardstock-Making Memories and Oriental Trading Co
Patterned paper-K and Co
Flowers- Michael's and Prima
Ribbon-Stampin' Up and Offray

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Thinking of you

I love how CAS this card is. It just proves to me that you don't have to pile on a bunch of embellishments to make a card look nice. I used patterned paper by DCWV. The sentiment is heat embossed with clear embossing powder and then I used distressing ink to make it stand out. The sentiment stamp is by Stamp N Plus Scrap N and the background stamp on the right is by Anna Griffin. The embossing powder is by Stampendous and inks by Versa Mark and Ranger Industries. Brads are by Close to my Heart.
Thanks for looking.

Challenges: as the focal point

Monday, May 7, 2012

Manly Monday

This week for Manly Monday I am using the same stamp I did two weeks ago. This time after I stamped and heat embossed the image, I used my distressing inks and tool to blend the color into the shirt. I then cut the shirt out and glued it on to the blue cardstock. I'm in love with this Unity Stamp and am so glad I bought it. The blue paper on the side is scored to create the lines. The sticker sentiment is by EK Success and would be perfect for a Father's Day card. Card base is by Halcraft. 

Thanks for looking. Holtz (Using his distressing tool and inks for s technique I learned from him in class in 2010)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe challenge #9

Starting back up with challenge #9 this week that will run for 2 weeks. You must use powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus Scrap N which you can find HERE. There will be a prize for one person to be chosen by and if we have enough participants a top 3. Challenge will end on Saturday, May 19th and a new challenge, winner and top 3 will be posted on Sunday, May 20th. 

The owner of Stamp N Plus is offering 2 free powdered chalks (One discontinued color and one of your choice) to those willing to pay shipping and handling of $4.99. Go to the powdered chalk website and click on contact me to make arrangements to receive your free chalks. Once you get them join in on our challenges. We would love to see what you do with the chalk.

This fortnightly challenge is: 

Anything Goes

Since Mother's Day is upon us I wanted to share a quick card I made to celebrate the occasion. I used the powdered chalk combined with paint to color in my image. The flower stamp can be found HEREThanks for stopping by.

Challenges: (dry embossing has circle pattern)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Saturdays are the best

I' don't know if I've brought this up recently so I'm gonna tell ya now-I love Saturdays!! I get to play today with my new stamps and embossing powders compliments of Stamp N Plus Scrap N.  
For now I just have this wedding or shower card to share. I used paper from the local scrapbook store, border sticker and die cuts by Cosmo Cricket, Embossing folder and Edgibilities by Spellbinders, and a sentiment sticker by EK Success.

Friday, May 4, 2012


This week has been a crazy one. I apologize for the delay in posting new cards.
I work for this wonderful company called Stamp N Plus Scrap N and they have a BLOG that I will be posting to every Thursday with a new card/project featuring their stamps. 
This is the same company that makes the powdered chalks that you see me use for Sundays challenge. We had a little shift in the DT and missed last weeks post. However this week I will be back on the Chalk-Ah-Lot blog posting a new challenge. I hope you will join us. 
For yesterday I posted a card using the powdered chalks with paint and glue and Stamp N Plus sea shell stamp. I used a combination of blues chalks with paint and painted the background of the die cut and then greens for the other. The pop bottle paper is painted with powdered chalk and Elmer's glue to give it some sparkle. The sea shell stamp can be purchased HERE. Thanks for looking.

The owner of this wonderful company is offering a new color of chalk and a discontinued color of chalk for free. You just need to pay $4.99 for shipping. Shipping packages is really expensive but for free chalks to play our challenge at Chalk-Ah-Lot cafe I think you will be pleased.


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Christmas Cards all Year Round

This month at Christmas Cards all year Round the challenge is to create a Christmas card inspired by a Christmas song. I did two for this month. (I need to step it up and get more done if I want to send out Christmas cards this year) Thanks for looking.