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Friday, May 20, 2011

My Card Collection

Good morning blog friends.  I have finally gotten around to taking photos of my cards that I have made to date. I hope you enjoy them and I hope it gives you the desire to learn to do this yourself.  These cards use just a few of the many techniques that I like to use.  I hope you enjoy your tour.  Please let me know what you think and if you would be interested in learning to make cards.  I can introduce you to the many tools, stamps, papers, embellishments, etc  used and I can get anything you want for you.  It is truly one of the best investments I have ever made.  Helps keep me sane.  Remember, these are just a very few of the things that are possible in paper crafting.  Also, all of these techniques etc work great with scrapbooking.

Here are some simple Whiff of Joy cards I have made.  I have used WOJ rubber stamps, momento tuxedo black ink pad,  copic markers, embossing folders, ribbon, pop dots, nestabilites cutting dies, Stampin' Up cardstock,  and designer paper.  There were made a while back so I can't remember the exact papers, stamps, and colors used.

You can click on each image for a better view.

This next card is done with a rose rubber stamp that has been stamped several time and the various layer colored,  cut, and popped up on top of each other to give demension.  Again, I don't remember the exact stamp or paper used but it would work with most any flower stamp.  I have also used a sentiment that has been attached with a paper clip for interest.  I have also used Spellbinders Nestabilities cutting dies and ribbon.

Here is another simple Mother's Day card using cardstock, a digital stamp, copic markers, Stampin' Up window punch, classic circle nestabilities, scalloped circle nestabilities,classic oval nestabilites, circle punch from Stampin' Up, paper from Michael's, cardstock from Stampin' UP,  half pearls that I colored with copic markers to match the flower, and ribbon.

This is a cocoa pocket card that is great to give in the winter time.  The inside holds a packet of hot cocoa mix and you could add a candy cane also. For this card I have used Stampin" Up cardstock, stamps, and stamp pad.  The snowflakes were stamped with white Stampin' Up ink to make them pop.  This is a wonderful card to make if you want to give small gifts to work buddies. 

For my next card I am showing a card that was given to me by a friend.  She has used all Stampin' Up products.  Under the picture of the deer is a folded envelop that was created using a die cut.  This is a fun card.

Christmas is always a fun time to make cards to send to family and friends.  I have a collection of Christmas cards that are fun and simple to make.  I have used various techniques such as stamping, heat embossing,  dry embossing with folders, and using nextabilities and punches for the shapes.

Here is a simple Thank You card I have made.  Again, I have used cardstock,stamps,  nestabilities, and embossing folders.

The last card I have today is a double fold card.  I have created a belly-band to go around the card to add interest.  I have also chosen to use Prisma flowers on the belly-band.  For the center of the flower I have covered a button brad with fabric.  I have also used stick-on half pearls for another embellishment.  It takes an 8 1/2" by 11" sheet of cardstock to make the card.  Just a few simple folds and you have it.  There are two pockets to put something in.  You could use a tag with a message, a gift card, or most anything that will fit.  I have used one of my Sarah Kay stamps with a ribbon tied to it for easy removal.  These make great gifts.  I love the way it turned out.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing these cards today.  I am working on others that I will post later.  I would like to teach these techniques and coloring for anyone who is interested in learning.

Have a good day.


Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Wisdom of Maxine

I do love me some Maxine.  She's got it goin' on doesn't she??  Her wisdom is tinged with a tad bit of sarcasm;  just enough to make it funny.  LOL......I can totally handle ignorance, but stupidity is a whole 'nother ball game!!!

Hugs to you,

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mother's Day Card

I made this Mother's Day card for my daughter-in-law to give to her mother. 

The solid cardstock is Stampin' Up Rose Red.  The patterned paper is from Michael's.  The ribbon is also Stampin' Up and matches the cardstock. The outside sentiment is computer generated and punched out with a Stampin' Up window punch.  I also used Nestabilities Labels 10, Deckled Ovals, Classic Circles Large, and Scalloped Circles Lg.  I placed stick-on half pearls on the front which have been colored with a Copic marker to match the flower. The flower is a digital stamp (can't remember where I got it) and it is also colored with Copic markers.  The inside sentiment is computer generated using Microsoft Publisher.  I saw a stamp similar to this and tweeked it some.  My daughter-in-law is the mother of my only grandson and this card is for her to present to her mother.  I hope she likes it. 

For a better view of my cards just click on the image.

Have a great day!!!


P.S.  Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this page to view more blogs.  These people are super talented!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

A Quick Note

I'm sorry I haven't updated lately but.....well, you know......sometimes life gets in the way.   Also, I'm new at this blogging stuff, so please bare with me as I work to get the hang of it.

I have begun taking photos of my cards and will be posting them later this week.  Be on the lookout for that.

Check out the Blogs that I love to follow.  I go to these time after time for inspiration and maybe a little casing.....LOL.....can't help it.  It never ceases to amaze me when I see the talent out there!!!  How do they come up with this wonderful stuff???

Have a great day and we'll chat soon.


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Who'da thunk?!

Well, I finally caved in and created a blog.  Even I am surprised!!  Thank you for taking the time to visit.

I want this blog to be a place of comfort and sharing.  We can share ideas and creations, techniques and how-tos, love and encouragement.  It is my desire that it will be fun and often humorous, to bring a smile to the face of the visitor.

Take a look around, keeping in mind that this blog is still in it's infancy.  If you have any ideas for posts, let me know.  I'll do my best to find and post things that interest everyone.

Let me know what you think!