Monday, October 27, 2008

Snowmen Lineup

Paper: SU’s Baja Breeze (base), Night of Lavy, White, Dec Paper from Michael (5 sheets $1)
Stamp Set: SU’s Holiday Lineup, Stapendous Happy Snow
Ink: Stazon Black, SU Bordering Blue
Accessories: SU Markers, Prisma Markers, Fabric Applique’, Snowflake Ribbon from Michaels, Little Felt Flurries from SU, Dimensionals

What a fun card to make!! I loved all the different colors I was able to use in this “colorful” lineup. The noses were accented with fabric applique’ along with the pom-pom on their hats. Thank you for viewing my card. Come back and visit me again real soon!!
Hugs to all Linda

Reindeer Lineup

Paper: SU’s Creamy Caramel. Ruby Red, Dec Paper from Michaels (5 sheets $1 on sale), White, Paint chip from Lowe’s
Stamp: Holiday Lineup
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: SU Markers, Prisma Markers, SU Corner Photo Punch, Fabric Appliqué, Glitter Gel Pen, Ribbon is SU’s Ribbon Originals Alpine

I just love this new set from Stampin’ Up!! It was a challenge for me to come up with the different shades of brown … some of them I went over twice in order to keep the same color but just a bit darker … others were just a different color. I used fabric applique’ to make Rudolph’s nose stand out and a glitter gel pen for the pom-pom on the reindeer’s cap – I haven’t decided which reindeer it is i.e. Princer, Dander, Blitzen, etc. I did not need a sentiment stamped on this as the decorative paper “says it all”. Thank you for viewing my card.
Hugs to all. Linda

Friday, October 24, 2008

Bird of Peace


Paper: SU's Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, White, Snow dp from JoAnn's on sale 5 sheets fro $1

Stamps: To You and Yours from SU

Ink, Night of Navy

Accessories: Marvy Oval Scallop Punch, SU's Large Oval Punch, Ribbon, Fabric Applique, Silver Gel Pen

I stamped the bird image on the decorative paper and accented the flourishes with the silver gel pen. I then stamped the sentiment on white and punch it out and backed it with two more oval punches fit together to make them longer on each end. The bird image and sentiment were adhered with dimensionals.

That's it for today's cards. The week-end is upon us ... so many stamps, so many cards to play with!!!!

Thank you visiting my blog and I'll see you back here real soon!

Hugs to all


Winter in the Country

Paper: SU's Creamy Caramel, Bashful Blue, Vellum, White
Stamps: To You and Yours from SU, Holiday Hedgehogs from SU (for snow flurries)
Inks: Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Markers, Ribbon, Holiday Felt Flurries from SU Fabric Applique White, Silver Glitter Pen, White Gel Pen, Silver Stickles
I stamped the image on Vellum and turned it over to color it with markers and gel pen for snow, then flipped it back over for the silver Stickles accents. I then stamped the snow flakes in white and popped them with white fabric applique and silver gel pen on the creamy caramel oval scallop "frame". The image fit perfectly into the open oval.
Thank you for stopping by to view my latest cards ... another one with this same set follows.
Hugs to all

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Christmas Snowman


Paper: Real Red Base, Papertrey's Holiday Vintage Prints Collection, Close to Cocoa, White

Stamps: Inkadinkado Snowman, SU Tagon Board 2007 (sentiment). Itty Bitty Backgrounds

Ink: Stazon Black

Accessories: Marvy Oval Scallop Punch (negative on Close to Cocoa paper), Prisma Green/Red markers, SU markers, White Gel Pen, Sakura Silver Sparkle Gel Pen, Narrow Olive Green dotted ribbon, Dimensionals,

I first stamped my snowman image and colored it with Prisma markers and SU markers. I then punch out the oval scallop and the stamped all the little snowflakes all over it and adhered it around the snowman. I then randomly colored a few of the flakes with the silver sparkle gel pen and darkened the other flakes with the plain white to make them stand out more. I set this on dimensionals to make it pop up from the dotted papers from the Holiday Vintage Prints. The dotted olive ribbon looked good to me just wrapping two corners on the close to cocoa paper.

Thanks for stopping my and I hope to see you again very soon!!



Wheat Image


Paper: SU Barely Banana (base), Papertrey First Fruits dp, White

Ink: Stazon Black

Accessories: "All Sorts of Things" Matte Finish Buttons in Mango, Copper Twine, Copper Stickles, Dimensionals, Paper Piercing Tool & Mat Pack from SU

This is Jen's challenge that I found on I used Papertrey's First Fruits wheat stamp and matching dp for the main elements of this card. I was going to stamp the image with Stazon Brown, but found it dry and had to go over it with black which worked out fine after I used my SU markers to color over the image. I really like the way this turned out and especially because it shows off all the decorative papers I used.

Thank you for visiting and come back again real soon.



Grateful for You


Paper: Fall Mat Stack 2, SU Sage Shadow, White, Basic Black

Ink: SU Always Artichoke, SU Close to Cocoa

Stamps: SU Dotted Autumn 2007

Accessories, SU Photo Corner Punch, SU Ticket Corner Punch, Ribbon (from stash), Fabric Applique, Copper Stickles, Markers, ColorBox Cats Eue Shader

I started out with the stamped image on white and built my card "down" from there. I made the top and bottom dp the same measurements and attached them to the black exposing the center of this layer. I then put opposing dp on the top and bottom and photo corners from there accented with fabric applique and ribbon on the center black with the white popped with dimensionals. I then added the copper stickles for a little bling!

Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Hugs to all


Friday, October 17, 2008


I saw the D-Fence card on and knew I had to put my Bella's to work cheering on the "D-Fence"! The Storage Units, Inc and More's Whatchadoin' Wednesday Challenge was a picture of a bedroom with black and red linens for the colors. On my card I used red cs for the base, then a layer of vellum, and the top layer of black. The little Bella Cheerleader originally holds a purse in one hand and sunglasses in the other which I changed to pom-poms in each hand. The little fence is from AMuse and the small chipboard "D" is from Michaels. Thank you viewing my card and visit Susan's blog for the full story and challenge.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Halloween Hedgies

What is Halloween without our favorite Hedgies!!! I made this gate card using my new ScorPal!! Yes, I did it … I got a ScorPal, thank you very much.

Stamps: Halloween Hedgehogs, Sentiment $1 stamp from Michaels, Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Paper, Summer Sun, Stripe dp from SU, Basic Black, Certainly Celery, White
Ink: Stazon Black, Basic Black, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: ScorPal, Orange Gingham Ribbon, Stapler, Markers, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals

Halloween Cupcake Party Invitation

Cooler days and chilly nights mean the fall season and Halloween cannot be far away. I started this session with a Halloween Party Invitation.
Halloween Party Invitation Ingredients:
Paper: Pumpkin Pie base, Perfect Plum, Lavender Lace, Old Olive, Orange checked dp from stash, “Halloween” from 12x12 DieCuts with a View, Close to Cocoa, White
Stamps: Stampendous Hey There Cupcake, SU’s Tiny Talk
Inks: Close to Cocoa, Basic Black
Accessories: Wired checked Ribbon, Die Cuts Bat and Spider, Paper Crimper, Dimensionals, Fabric Applique, Markers
I first ran the Close to Cocoa paper thru the crimper and then cut out three cupcake bottoms. Three tops were then stamped and dotted with markers, and again dotted with the fabric appliqués in corresponding colors (orange, green, purple). The top was adhered with a regular snail adhesive and the bats and spider die cuts with dimensional. The cupcake tops were also adhered with dimensional. The invitation can be put on the inside of the card and personalized in various ways.


Flourish Witch Card Ingredients:
Paper: Close to Cocoa, 12x12 Halloween from DieCuts with a View, Dotted and Starscape dp from stash, White
Stamps: Hero Arts Magic Flourish Broom
Ink: Stazon Black, ColorBox Cats Eye Shader
Accessories, Cutterpede Scallop Edge, Orange Gingham Ribbon, Scallop Corner Punch, paper Crimper, Dimensionals
I started using the scallop edge to make a shortened front on this card; adhered the Halloween dp with the curvy sentiments to the loger inside. Then I stamped the little witch image and colored her with markers and Spica glitter pens. The scallop corner punch and cats eye shading make the stamped image stand out again the “starscape” dp that I set again the crimped close to cocoa paper. I ran the orange gingham under these layers, tied a knot on one side and put the two shortened tails on the opposite side. I hope you like this card – it was a fun project to do for a Sunday afternoon.
Hugs Linda

Friday, October 10, 2008

Audrie's Birthday

Before getting started on all of those holiday cards, I needed to make a card for my youngest granddaughter, Audries, birthday 5th party at Let's Jump, a jumping and other activity spot for the younger set (not the Grandma set).

The card I made was using the tutorial from Alesha Wells that was on Splitcoast this past week.

The little puppy image is from Whipper Snapper Designs "Little Puppy". I only used the card front in Pixie Pink and the medallian in Purely Pomegranite. The little puppy (white cs) unfolds up to reveal "Love You" from SU's Tiny Talk set. The Happy Birthday is SU's It's Your Birthday set. I used the Scallop Edge Punch for the medallian (following the tutorial) and all along the edge of the card front and shaded it with ColorBox Cats Eye shaders. The ribbon is from my stahs and has all of the colors used on the card materials.

I hope Audrie likes her little puppy. I thought it turned out really cute!

Hugs Linda


Just a note to let you guys know that it's about time to be working on those Holiday Cards!! That includes Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas!! I've already posted a few of the Fall/Thanksgiving type cards and a Halloween card or two thrown in there. IT'S TIME TO GET SERIOUS NOW!!! I'll be working on these all thru the next few days and weeks at the craft table. So be looking for some from me put out there with "hugs" from ME!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Last Card for the week end


Stamps: SU From the Heart (retired from 1999), SU Birthday Whimsey

Ink: Stazon Black, SU Basic Black

Papers: SU dp from Christmas last year, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, Real Red, Basic Black, White

Accessories: SU WonderColor Crayons, Blender Pen, Marvy Oval Scallop Punch, Marvy Oval Punch, Prima Flowers, SU Ice Circles Rhonestone Brads, SU Scrappin Borders, Ribbon, Dimensionals, SU Scallop Edge Punch

I got this set, too, from the Amy Davis garage sale Saturday morning. This is SU's From the Heart retired from 1999. The original image was holding a heart that I substituted the flower on. The green base card is held to the black with the four brads down the side and scored just to the right to open it. The opposite side of the green has the scalloped edge accented with the holes punch with a tiny single hole punch in each of the scallops. I graduated three scallop oval punches and set the plain oval with the image on top. The dots are accented with fabric applique in each of the ovals. A really fund card that I kept adding all the "bling" to to make it a little more interesting. I hope you like it as much as I do!!

I'm off to bed after finishing looking at the Food Network Challenge before it goes off the air here at 3 a.m. on Monday morning. Need to get some rest before starting my work week at 9 a.m. It is supposed to rain here in north Texas today, so I'll need to get ready for a "bad hair day" today. Hope your week goes well!! Thank you for stopping by.

Hugs Linda

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sunflowers WCMB #3

Stamps: SU Provencal (Retired), A-Muse Tiny Bee, A-Muse sentiment
Paper: Really Rust, More Mustard, Summer Sun, Basic Black, White
Ink: Stazon Black, Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Colorbox Cats Eye Shaders
Accessories: SU markers, More Mustard Ribbon, Flower + Rhonestone Brad, Rhinestone Stickers (Michaels), Stampin’ Up Scrapbook border stickers, Dimensionals

Yes, I’m still stamping. Every time I go to bed, my mind’s eye keeps seeing layouts and card designs and colors and I have to get back up and start working again. My mother used to call that “wool gatherin”. I didn’t know what she was talking about when I was young, but now I totally understand!! This card was fun to do. One thing I’m sure you realize is that I LOVE to color. I used SU markers for this image and then used a stipple brush on the color around the sunflowers and then I used a Prisma shader in gray to create a shadow effect. I used Spica yellow glitter pen on the tiny bee’s wings and did freehand for the flight patterns.
Hugs Linda

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Second Provencal WCMD entry #2

Paper: Basicgrey Scarlet’s Letter, Basicgrey Lily Kate, SU Really Rust, SU More Mustard, White
Stamps: SU Provencal (Retired), Imaginisce For Peep’s Sake Thank You
Ink: SU Almost Artichoke, SU Basic Black, Color Box Cats Eye shaders
Accessories: SU Markers, SU Old Olive Ribbon, Stickles Copper, Rhinestone Stickers (Michaels), Dimensionals, SU Horizontal Slot Punch, Marvy Scallop Oval Punch, CM Oval cuts

These Basicgrey papers lend themselves perfectly to this Provencal stamp set from Stampin’ Up (thank you Amy Davis for these garage sale finds)! An elegant design seems to come so naturally to the creation of this card. It makes an ideal masculine card and also an elegant card for simply anyone. What a perfect combination for World Card Making Day! I’ve stepped out of my usual “cute” cards to more of a unique blend of elegance and timeless designs. It seems I just can’t quit making cards ……………… so little time; so many more cards to make!! Yeah!!
Hugs Linda

World Card Making Day Celebration

This is WCMD day and I wanted to make a special card for the day. There is an old Bette Davis movie "Now Voyager" on TCM that puts me into a lovely mood -- black and white, romantic and warm (they don't seem to make movies like this any more) -- and great for making this card from a retired set I found at an SU garage sale today.

I knew at once I had a layout for it using Basicgrey Blush papers combined with Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa, and Pretty in Pink from SU. The new Styled Silver Hodgepodge was the perfect accent along with the Dashes-Dots-Checks ribbon with the exact same color tones. What a celebration of layers on the card!! I hope you like it as much as I do. It will have to be sent to someone special.

Thank you for stopping by.

Hugs Linda

Fall Tablescape

Joy's blog ( was the inspiration for this part of a fall tablescape I did for my dining room table. I brayered the Pumpkin Patch Spectra Pad for the mat of this project. I then used some BasicGrey dp for printing the letters out on my computer in a dark green. The stamped images in the bottom middle and two lower corners were from an older SU set (Give Thanks) and colored with markers and cut out to mount on the mat.

The two main elements of the design for the table were two white ceramic pumpkins / goards that my oldest daughter, Susan, gave me for my birthday a couple of weeks ago. The other elements were picked up at the $1 store and other discount stores. I really enjoy coming home to this every day. I don't ordinarily decorate for any holiday other than Christmas, but this really works for me and makes me feel good. I hope it does the same for you!

Hugs Linda

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Beatte Johns BIC#25

Beatte Johns "Be Inspired Challenge #25" from her Fresh and Fun Blog had this layout to use the colors or the pattern from a canvas by Elise Remender. My son-in-law gave me some sample books of grass wallpaper that I combined with the Artfully Asian set from Stampin' Up. I colored the image with SU markers and used a Prisma Shader along with the edge shading using ColorBox Cats Eye in complimentry shades. The little sentimate is an AMuse stamp that I use a lot.

Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Hugs Linda

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


THE MAIL IS HERE!! and waiting for me was my order from Hero Arts with this little Flourish Tree. I wanted to make a fall card from it using the little leaves from SU's Give Thanks set. I colored them with markers and blended them with SU's blender pen and stamped over the whole image with Itty Bitty Backgrounds from SU. I trimmed the edge with tattered edge scissors and shaded them with ColorBox Cats Eye. The corners are accented with SU's Photo Corner punch from Chocolate Chip and added the dots with Liquid Applique. The "Gratitude" sentiment is cut from Papertrey's First Fruits dp and mounted on SU's Close to Cocoa. The base of the card is SU's new Kiwi Kiss. The Kraft cs is run thru by Cuttlebug with the paisley ef.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Hugs Linda