Thursday, November 29, 2012

Today is my Birthday

My golden birthday at that......well not really ;) I have a lucky card to show you. The background is a Hero Arts stamp on patterned paper. I heat embossed it with white embossing powder and then distressed with Peeled Paint distress ink. The sentiment is by EK Success, ribbon by Webster's, patterned paper by Making Memories and horseshoe is a die cut from my stash. 
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

To have & to Hold

I have a wedding card to share today. I made the tag with my Cricut and then blended distress ink over it to make it blue. The black frame is a rub-on by American Crafts and the stamped sentiment is also by AC. The rest is just stuff from my stash. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

UR the best

I'm crazy busy working on Christmas gifts and cards. So this will be quick. 

The paper is by MME, label by Martha Stewart, die cuts by Spellbinders (scallop circle) and Quickutz (banner) and button sticker by Sticko a company of EK Success. The stamp is by Hero Arts and the ink by Stampin Up.
Thanks for looking.

Challenges: goes

Monday, November 26, 2012

Manly Monday

I have been very busy and missing my Manly Monday posts. This week I have two cards for a PAstor to share with you. The patterned paper is by Cloud 9, cardstock by Hobby Lobby and Scrapworks, die cuts by Spellbinders, embossing folder on the 2nd card by The Paper Studio, ink by Colorbox, cross stamps by Inkadinkado and Studio 112 and sentiment stamp by Stamp N Plus.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot challenge 23 continues.....

Challenge #23 continues with Anything goes using chalk.

Link Up HERE

Be sure to tell me where you used the chalk in your blog post in order to be eligible for the prize by 

For my card I used THIS stamp. I colored in the image using powdered chalk and paint by Stamp N Plus. I also used chalk (gold metallic) on the dry embossed background to spice it up a little bit. The metallic chalks are sparkly and fun to use on your cards. The die cut is by Spellbinders and embossing folder by Quickutz. All the other supplies are from my stash.

Thanks for looking 

Challenges:, thank you or gratitude cards

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Stamp N Plus card

It's after Thanksgiving and so now on to Christmas cards. I love THIS (X2066) stamp because it's not intended for Christmas but I think it works. The patterned paper is by American Crafts and Basic Grey, cardstock by Recollections, stickers by Me and My Big Ideas, rhinestones by Basic Grey and border die cuts by Spellbinders. The center of the flower is Glossy Accents with small beads on top.

Thanks for looking.

Challenges: Christmas colors to Christmas die for (Spellbinder border dies)

Friday, November 23, 2012

Tis the Season Christmas Card

I love the way this card turned out. I'd been hoarding these Stampin Up patterned papers for quite some time when I pulled them out and used them. The colors of the paper match the Distress markers by Ranger very well. The lights stamp is by Close to My Heart and the tree by Hero Arts. The sentiment ribbon is by Making Memories.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day shopping.

Challenges: traditional colors

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Chalk Ah Lot Anything goes with chalk challenge

Check out Chalk-Ah-Lot Cafe for anything goes with chalk challenge. I dry embossed the cardstock and then painted the raised image with powdered chalk by Stamp N Plus and paint. The sentiment sticker is by EK Success and the flower is an oldie from my stash by Prima.

Thanks for looking.

Challenges: goes your stash (flower) goes card

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot challenge #23

Welcome back to a new challenge at Chalk-Ah-Lot. 

This fortnightly challenge is Anything goes with chalk.

**You must use chalk in your creation and just tell me where in your blog post to be in the running for two free powdered chalks by Stamp N Plus.**

 These powdered chalks are great to use on your projects. They can be combined with paint to color in your images or to create a unique background. There are many other ways to use chalk and you can see them on the tutorials page. **If you use one of the tutorials for your project be sure to leave a link it back to Chalk-Ah-Lot to receive another name in the hat for the prize. See the Tutorials Page HERE.

I used patterned paper by Recollections on the background of the card and the die cut. The border is by Jillibean Soup-I cut the 12x12 border in half and put them back to back. The ribbon covers up the seam and is by American Crafts. The die cuts are by Spellbinders. The stamps are by Stamp N Plus and can be ordered by calling Luann at 715-271-1873. I combined powdered chalk and paint from Stamp N Plus to color in my stamped image. I then used Glossy Accents by Ranger for the water. Ink used for the stamps and the background of the die cut by Tsukineko and Ranger Industries respectively. 
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Missed UR Bday

Quick post today. I am busy working on Christmas presents. I love this chair stamp by Stamp N Plus. You could use it for so many different occasions. I colored it in with Copic markers with the sentiment cut out using my Cricut. The die cut shape the chair is on is also from Cricut. I hope you are all having a great Saturday.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Cornucopia Happy Thanksgiving card

The girls from my old design team at Stamp N Plus got together again this month to make a Thanksgiving Day card. 
I colored it in using Ranger Distress Markers and a water pen from Stampin Up. The watercolor paper is by Strathmore and can be purchased at Michael's or Hobby Lobby. The pattern paper is by American Crafts (polka dot) and Graphic 45 (green). The buttons and ribbon are unknown. 

Stop by the BLOG and check out what the other ladies created. 
Thanks for looking.

UPDATED TITLE, PIC (it gets fuzzier the larger I make it), LINKS, LABELS 10-23-21

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Chalk-Ah-Lot challenge

Our challenge #22 continues and you can link up HERE

The theme is Thanks as in Thanksgiving, Thankful or maybe a Thank you

And you must use chalk on your project and tell me where in your blog post in order to be in the running for the prize of two free powdered chalks.

For my card I used THIS stamp by Stamp N Plus which I heat embossed and then colored in with powdered chalk and paint. The yellow strip of paper on the side is also chalk and paint together to bring out the yellow in the patterned paper. The thank you sentiment is from the set below and if you are interested in purchasing that versatile set of sentiments call Luann at 715-271-1873.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Best wishes

I made this card as an any occasion card. I love the distressed look on the edges and the distressing ink on the die cut. The flower stamp, Chicory, can by found HERE. The sentiment stamp can be found HERE. The background is dry embossed from a Cuttlebug folder. The die cut is by Spellbinders and the ink used is by Colorbox.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look at our creations made with stamps by Stamp N Plus.

Friday, November 9, 2012

True blue friend

Today is my friends birthday. One who has been with me through my good times and my really bad times. I think she is a true blue friend until the end.
background stamp by Anna Griffins, sentiment sticker by EK Success, Flowers by Stamping Scrapping and Prima, ribbon by Doodlebug and stickers by Horizon group USA.
Thanks for looking

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sympathy card

More blue for this lovely Thursday.
I made this sympathy card by using a die cut that I cut out with my Cricut as a mask and inked around the die cut using distress inks by Ranger. Then I cut the flower rub on the size and shape of the die cut and placed it in the white area. The patterned paper is by Creative Memories, the rub on is by American Crafts and the stamped sentiment is by Stamp N Plus.
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Simply adorable

I'm keeping with the blue theme I have going this week. Supplies for this baby card :
Ribbon by Stampin Up, Stamp by Unity, border punch by Fiskars, label  and circle die cuts by Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, scallop circle die cut by Spellbinders, brads by The Paper Studio, ink by Stampin Up and Ranger Industries.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Happy Birthday

Happy Election day! Thank goodness the phone calls, TV ads and junk mail will now come to an end. The only proposals I want to hear about for the next 4 years is a marriage proposal. Blah!

Anyway, I have a very clean and simple birthday card for today. 
The stamps are by Fiskars, ink by Ranger Industries cardstock by Sunborn and Making Memories with embossing folder by Cuttlebug/Provo Craft.

Have a good one.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Manly Monday Card

I've been slacking on my Manly Monday cards. But I'm back and ready for the challenge. This would make a great birthday card for a man.
The sentiment stamp is by Studio G the blue border stamp that looks like pavement is by TPC Studio. The ink for the two stamps is by Tsukineko and Colorbox, respectively. Both black and white cardstock is by Pioneer and the tag is old from my stash. The patterned paper is by October Afternoon and the brad is by The Eyelet Outlet. 
Thanks for looking and I'll be back next week with another new card for a guy.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Chalk ah Lot challenge

Welcome to another challenge week at Chalk-Ah-Lot cafe. The challenge for this two weeks is Thanksgiving or thankful or thank you using chalk in your creation. 

I made this card using a stamp by Stamp N Plus and can be found HERE. I used powdered chalk and paint together to paint in the image. The patterned paper is by Recollections and the cardstock is by The Paper Co and Hobby Lobby. The glitter swirls are from Michael's and the inks are by Tsukineko (Tuxedo black) and Ranger Industries (distress inks).

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Stamp N Plus Sympathy cards Updated

Today I have two sympathy cards to show you using stamps by Stamp N Plus.

 For the first card I matted the patterned paper onto a black and then off-white cardstock. The die cut is by Spellbinders and has been inked by Ranger Distressing Ink (Antique Linen). The lace is vintage and it has a sparkle to it that you can't see in the picture. 

The stamp is called Chicory and can be found HERE. Besides a sympathy card, I think it could be used for any occasion. You could color it in with any markers you may have and make it suitable for a wedding, get well, birthday, bridal shower, friendship, anything really. 

The sentiment can be found on the rubber stamp sheet under the card. I took three pictures of the sheet so you can see what different verses say because they are upside down in the picture with them all. If you are interested in purchasing this sheet of sentiments call Luann at 715-271-1873. Tell her you saw them on Cindy's blog.

**Scroll down to see my second card**

For my second sympathy card, I used a sentiment from the sheet of sentiments below this photo. I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder and then used distressing ink on the edges. The ink I used was Pumice Stone. The flowers on this card are by Recollections. The patterned papers are by DCWV and Hambly Studios. The cardstock is by Coredinations. 

I dry embossed the top patterned paper with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. As well as used an ink blender tool to ink the edges with the same distressing ink.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, November 2, 2012

So Thankful

I think you are going to see a lot of thankful, thank you and Thanksgiving cards this month. I have a publication in Cards magazine this month plus I have November calendar pages to share. It's gonna be big:)

In this card the stamp is by Stamp N Plus and the patterned papers by DCWV. The ribbon by Offray, pine cone sticker by Jolee's and die cut by Spellbinders.

Thanks for looking

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Christmas Cards All Year Round

Welcome to another Christmas Cards all Year Round monthly challenge. This month we are sponsored by Beccy's Place and the prize this month is 3 images from Beccy. 

The challenge, which I did not follow, is shaped or fancy fold cards. I think my head is on backwards these days. I left my wallet at the pharmacy today and didn't realize it until I was ready to check out at Michael's. Back across town to pick up the wallet then back to Michael's for my things. I would have said forget it about Michael's but it's for a spring wedding and they only had a limited quantity of the clearance items I needed. 

So here are the two cards I made using an image from Beccy:

Yup no fun shapes or fancy fold. (Duh! Lol)
I did use the new Distress markers by Ranger to color in the ornament. Love them a lot. 
Back to the card table I go to make a mid month card that follows the theme:)
Thanks for stopping by