Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Haunted House

In honor of Halloween I have a new card to show you. The blue patterned aper is by Bo Bunny, stamp (I think) by Recollections with ink by Tskuneko.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween cards

A couple Halloween cards this morning. Both have ribbon by Offray and sentiment stickers by Doodlebug. The patterned paper the cat is stamped on in the first card is by GCD the rest is from my LSS. Rick rack is by American Crafts.


The second card has background paper by DCWV and a brad from Around the Block. I painted in the image using distress inks by Ranger. I think the stamp is by Our Craft Lounge. It was borrowed from a friend. The ink is Tuxedo black by Tsukineko.

Thanks for looking.


Sunday, October 28, 2012

ChAlK-Ah-LoT ChaLleNgE 21

We are continuing on with challenge 21 to add orange to your project. You can Link up HERE.

REMEMBER You can use any type of chalk or chalk products on your project. Just tell us about it in your blog post in order to be in the running for the prize of two powdered chalks.

My card is using the scarecrow stamp by Stamp N Plus and a sentiment stamp that you can find information about HERE. I colored in the scarecrow with a combination of powdered chalk and paint by Stamp N Plus. Die cuts are by Spellbinders, patterned paper is by Recollections and Scribble Scrabble and ink by Tsukineko and Ranger Industries.


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Faith card

I made this card for a baptism. I had a request for a boy baptism card and realized I don't have any in my stash. That sent me on a 7 card making spree of baptism cards. Here is one of them.

The die cuts are by Spellbinders and the big one I dry embossed with an embossing folder by Provo Craft/Cuttlebug. The sentiment sticker is by EK Success. The patterned paper is by GCD and the border punch I used is by Martha Stewart. (Love that punch!) The stamp is by Stampibilities and the ink is by Colorbox.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Friday, October 26, 2012

A Lighthouse For You

I have a new card for your this Friday morning. It's an any occasion card that I just created.

I heat embossed the background using a stamp by Hero Arts. The lighthouse stamp is by Stamp N Plus and the sentiment is by Fiskars. The border punch is by EK Success and ribbon is by American Crafts. Brad is by The Paper Studio and the vellum is unknown.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

To my wife

Today for Stamp N Plus I used a few sentiment stamps from the sheet below.
If you are interested in purchasing the rubber stamp sentiment sheet call Luann at 715-271-1873

For my card I combined the words to make a card for a gentlemen to give to his wife. I sell my cards at two locations, one which has male customers. 
I cut the lacy background out with my Cricut. It is from the Mother's Day cartridge. I then sprayed it with Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels.
The label die cut is by Studio 112. I put dimensional adhesive on it to pop it up. The cardstock is by Bazzill, the patterned paper is by My Mind's Eye and the ink is by Staz-On.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness card

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month I made this simple card. The purple flower is made of paper using a die cut from Quickutz. The background is dry embossed using the Swiss Dot embossing folder by Provo Craft/Cuttlebug. The sentiment stamp is by TPC Studio. I double stamped the sentiment by stamping it first with purple ink and then stamping it again with pink pigment ink. I then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder by Stamp N Plus. Inks by Stampin Up and Colorbox. The ribbon is by Offray. The rectangle in the middle is a die cut from Spellbinders and the patterned paper is by Daisy D's. The ribbon die cut is by Provo Craft/Cuttlebug.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Make a Wish

I have a birthday card to share this Tuesday. I embossed the background with a folder from Spellbinders and my Cuttlebug. The oval die cuts were cut out using my Cricut. The patterned paper is by Sunborn, inks by Ranger Industries, ribbon by Stampin Up and sentiment sticker by Karen Foster.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Chalk ah Lot challenge

This week's Chalk-Ah-Lot challenge is to use orange in your creation. I created this card using a scarecrow stamp, paint and powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus.

I combined the powdered chalk with paint and colored in my image. 


Friday, October 19, 2012

Precious one

A quick post for today. I made this baby card for a dear friend having a girl in November. I don't think she'll hold onto her until my birthday the 29th but stranger things have happened. The big flower is from the online store Stamping Scrapping by Cindy E. The little flowers are from Martha Stewart. The label is by Elle's Studio, pearls by Want 2 Scrap, patterned paper by MME, stamp and cardstock by Stampin Up with ink by Colorbox.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Watering can fall card

I made this card using the Watering can stamp by Stamp N Plus. I heat embossed it with a soft gold embossing powder also sold by SNP. The image was colored in using Copic markers. The velvet paper is by MME, die cut by Spellbinders, cardstock by Coredinations and brad by Creative Imaginations. 

The sticker the sentiment is on, is fabric by Mrs Grossman's (very old). I cut the edges with my paper trimmer from Provo Craft thatcame with my Your Story machine. 

I used a blending tool to apply Antique Linen distressing ink on the die cut while still in the die. I love the shadowing effect it gives.

If you like the sentiment I used in my card check out the picture below. You can order this whole sheet of rubber stamp sentiments by calling Luann at 715-271-1873. It has about everything you would need for card making and some fun labels for scrapbooking. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Chalk tutorial with stickers

Link up your chalk creation Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe's Challenge #20 HERE. The theme is Leaves

 Today I am going to share with you a little technique I did using powdered chalk and some clear epoxy stickers.

I found these stickers at dollar store and thought how cool would it be to make them a color that I was working with. 

I wanted to use the sticker for the center of my flower. So I dug out this Gem powdered chalk.

I flipped the sticker over to expose the sticky side and tossed some powdered chalk on it.

From there I need more coverage and decided to get out the Glossy Accents by Ranger. Just I little bit on the back of the sticker. A little goes a long way.

Then I spread it out with my Creative Memories all purpose tool and added more chalk.

I then placed the sticker in the center of my flower on this card. 

The corner stamp is J915 and can be found HERE.
Powdered chalk can be purchased at

Other supplies used:
label by Elle's Studio
sentiment sticker by EK Success
flowers by Oriental Trading Co
patterned paper by My Mind's Eye
ink by Tsukineko

Thanks for looking.
Don't forget to join Chalk-Ah-Lot's Challenge #20 leaves.
Link Up HERE

Challenges: your own embellishment

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Stamp N Plus goes pink

The gals over at Stamp N Plus decided to put together some pink cards using Stamp N Plus stamps in honor of Breast Cancer awareness month. We are no longer a design team but still love to collaborate and create cards together. 

I used THIS alphabet stamp set for my card along with ink by Colorbox, patterned paper by MME, cardstock by Recollections and Coredinations, die cut by Provo Craft, flower by Creative Memories, button by Bazzill, and epoxy stickers by Cloud 9. 

Thanks for looking and stop by the blog to see what the other ladies created.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Christmas Cards all year Round

I made a few more cards for the challenge at Christmas Cards all Year Round.

Create a card using a non traditional image with traditional Christmas colors 


Create a card with a traditional Christmas image using non traditional colors.

I used stamps by Hero Arts, ink by Tsukineko, and embossing powder by Stamp N Plus, die cuts by Spellbinders, cardstock by Bazzill and Pioneer, Pearls by Recollections, patterned paper by DCWV.

Cardstock by Bazzill, patterned paper and ribbon are unknown, die cuts by Spellbinders, stamps by Studio 112 and Stamp N Plus, ink by Tsukineko and Colorbox.

Both cards use a thick foil for the main image that I ink with Ranger's Alcohol inks. 

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Challenge #20 at Chalk-Ah-Lot

Challenge #20 is having leaves on your project using chalk. 

You can link up to the challenge HERE

For my card today I heat embossed THIS oak leaf stamp with a soft gold embossing powder. Then I combined my powdered chalks with Buzz N Magic paint  and painted them in. I then fussy cut them out and adhered them to my card.

The sentiment stamp on this card is from a sheet of rubber stamp sentiments (shown below). You can order them by calling Luann at 715-271-1873.

Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

Happy birthday Mom

Today is my mom's birthday. I felt a birthday card was appropriate. The embossing folder I used is, I think, by Darice. I used pigment ink by Colorbox to highlight the edges and the Happy Birthday part. The ribbon is by Stampin Up, patterned paper by The Paper Studio, circle die cut by K and Co and flower by my LSS. I inked the edges of the flower with Stampin Up Pink Passion ink. 

Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Heartfelt Thanks

Today's card is pretty simple using a sentiment stamp by Stamp N Plus. See the set below and call to order yours now at 715-271-1873.

The patterned paper on my card is by DCWV and cardstock by Recollections and Coredinations. The die cuts are all by Spellbinders. The leaf die is painted with Ranger's Crackle Paint. I used distressing ink around the edges of the base and organza ribbon to tie everything together. 

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Happy Halloween card

I'm not really into sending Halloween cards but I did make a few this past week or so to showcase on my blog. 
The patterned  paper is, I think, by DCWV, cardstock by Coredinations and the border punch is by EK Success. Stamp is by Stampibilities, ink by Versa Mark and embossing powder by Ranger Industries. The skull and cross bones is  a 4x4 die from Quickutz. I painted it with clear Crackle paint by Ranger Industries to give it a little different look then just white cardstock. I've had the crackle paint for a while and needed to pull it out and use it. 

Thanks for looking

Challenges: use orange, black or purple

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Think Pink (and a little brown)

October being Breast Cancer awareness month I made a few cards to show you this month. 
This card is made with a sentiment stamp by TPC Studio and ink by Stampin Up. The patterned paper is by Daisy D's and The Paper Studio, both very old from my stash. The die cuts are all by Spellbinders and the rest is unknown. I don't even know who the ribbon stamp is by. I can't find the silly thing in my new space. It will show up eventually.

Thanks for looking.


Monday, October 8, 2012

Congrats card

I made this card for the challenge at Cr84fn. It's hard to tell in the photo but the cardstock behind the patterned paper is a light blue. The patterned paper is by October Afternoon, label by Martha Stewart, rub-on by Pebbles, twine by Jillibean Soup and button sticker by EK Success.

Other challenges:

Manly Monday

This week for Manly Monday (masculine card) I have a birthday card to share. I cut out the harlequin pattern from my Circut (Teresa Colins cartridge) and placed it over the white cardstock. Using distressing ink and my ink blender, I carefully applied the ink over the die cut. Lift the die cut and there you have a fun background. The other stamps are by Cloud 9 (compass) and Stamp N Plus Scrap N (greatness symbol). Besides the distressing ink I used ink by Tsukineko and Close to my Heart. The sentiment stamp is by Hero Arts.

Thanks for looking.

Challenges: your own background

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot challenge #20

Chalk-Ah-Lot Challenge #20 is leaves on your project. 

For my card I used powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus and two tutorial techniques. The first is the Metallic chalk tutorial where I used Crackle paint by Ranger Industries on the chipboard leaf, dry embossed it and rubbed metallic chalk over it. 

The second tutorial is the Powdered chalk and bubbles. The background is white cardstock with the bubbles blown on it like the tutorial and then stamped with a background stamp from Stamp N Plus
This particular stamp is not on the website but can be order by calling Luann at 715-271-1873.

The sentiment stamp is by Stamp N Plus and is part of a sheet of rubber stamps. I took a picture of the packaging that includes all the sentiments that come together. 

If you are interested in ordering this sheet of sentiments please call Luann at 715-271-1873


Saturday, October 6, 2012

Thinking of you card

I made this card to sell at one of the stores that my cards sell at. I really love the way the die cut paper came from a summer/beach themed paper pack and I was able to tame it down for a thinking of you card. 
The cardstock is from Hobby Lobby and the patterned paper by DCWV. The die cut was cut out using the Cricut but I'm not sure which cartridge. I want to say CTMH Art Philosophy. I have been using that one a ton lately. The ribbon is by Stampin Up and embossing folder by Provo Craft using my Cuttlebug. The stamps are by Fiskars and Stampington and Co, inks by Versa Mark and Ranger Industries and embossing powder by Stampendous.

Thanks for looking.

Challenges: texture (Hope my embossing is texture)

Friday, October 5, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Stamp N Plus birthday

My husband and I sell bottle caps at a local scrapbooking store. I love to try new things with them. This cap is from Coor's Light. I covered it with alcohol inks, a sticker and Glossy Accents. I layered the cap with some Spellbinders die cuts. 

The embossing folder is by Provo Craft and the flourish sticker is by Chatterbox. The patterned paper is by K and Co. The sentiment is by Stamp N Plus however it is not on the website. I've taken a picture of the sentiment set that this stamp comes in. See it below my card. The ink I used for the sentiment is by Stampin Up and the ink for the edges is by Ranger Industries.

Thanks for looking. If you are interested in obtaining some flattened bottle caps click the email me button on the right side bar. I'd be happy to send you some samples. 

If you are interested in purchasing these sentiments please call Luann at 715-271-1873.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Get Well Soon card

I made this fun get well card using patterned papers by Basic Grey. The border punch is by EK Success and I used Bazzill cardstock. The die cut is cut out from my Cricut using the CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge. The pearls are by Want 2 Scrap, stamps by Hero Arts and inks by Ranger Industries and Tsukineko.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my latest creation.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Bee happy card

I made this card using the Cricut cartridge Just Because Cards for the sentiment. I then adhered it to vellum and ran it through my Xyron machine. The hexagon shapes were punched out using a Creative Memories punch. The bee stickers are from a long time ago by Susan Branch for Colorbok. I placed a what I call a bubble sticker over it. It's a yellow tinted epoxy sticker in the shape of a circle. It really makes the bees look bigger in real life. The ribbon is by Pebbles. The inside of the card reads "It's your birthday".

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Christmas Cards All Year Round

This month at Christmas Cards all Year Round the challenge is to either use non-traditional colors for your Christmas cards or to use a non-Christmas image with traditional colors. 

My first two cards I followed the non-traditional colors. My patterned paper is by DCWV and sentiment sticker is by Cloud Nine. The bell stamp is by Stamp N Plus. I heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. The border punch is by Martha Stewart

My third card follows the second option for our challenge with a non-traditional image in Christmas colors. The stamps, flower and sentiment, are by Stamp N Plus. I heat embossed it with silver embossing powder and colored it in with powdered chalks. The patterned paper is by Anna Griffin. Die cuts by Spellbinders.

Thanks for looking. I hope you will join us this month at Christmas Cards all Year Round.