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I am here to share my creations with you. I love making cards using rubber stamps. I also enjoy quilting whenever I get the chance. You can contact me by clicking on my profile, then you'll see my email. Thanks for visiting.

Monday, February 28, 2011

CAS108 Tweet



This is for the CAS challenge which is The Great Outdoors. I stamped the image with black stazon directly on a MS Die Cut tag. I colored with SU markers. The die cut panel is raised with 3D dots. I used the CB Birds & Swirls folder through the GP white cs for the background & I also used GP white cs as the base. I adhered the ribbons to make the center flat with Zots so I could add the three buttons with DMC floss.



Stamps:Studio G $1 clear stamps
Accessories:CB Birds & Swirls folder, SU markers, MS Die Cut Tag, buttons, 3D dots, ribbon, Zots, DMC floss
Ink:Black stazon
Paper:GP white cs

Saturday, February 26, 2011

FS212 Enjoy



Congrats to CorieFoster for being Featured Stamper. I chose this lovely card to use as my challenge CARD.
I used GP white cs as the base. I just bought a mat stack at Big Lots for $3.00 for 24 sheets of surfing/beach paper. I used SU basic black with the scallop border punch, adhered yellow ribbon, tied a bow & added mini pearls to the scallop. I stamped the sentiment with black stazon.

Things I changed: used dp instead of stamps for main panel, added pearls & changed color scheme


Stamps:Studio G $1 clear stamps
Accessories:ribbon, pearls, scallop border punch
Paper:SU Basic Black cs, Big Lots mat stack beach dp (unknown name), GP white cs
Ink:Black stazon

Crayon Quilt


This quilt was a request from my mom to make a quilt for a little girl. My mom bought everything included the batting. I never worked with Moda Fabrics & after working with it, it sure was nice. Great quality. All fabrics are 100% cotton. This quilt is called Trip Around The World. I used the directions from Eleanor Burns, my all time favorite quilter. I just love to follow Eleanor's directions so easy.



This is the back of the quilt. I decided to put some of the polka dots fabric in between the blues, because I didn't quite have enough blue. I think it turned out well. It was my mom's idea a long time ago to add a different strip down the middle.


IC273 Thanks So Much



This is for the inspiration challenge. We were to choose from the Serena & Lily website, so I picked the Bold & Graphic which is THIS.

I kind of took a little idea of the different designs to make my card.
I used SU basic black as the base. I layered with GP white cs, I used a heart open corner punch on the bottom 2 corners, I adhered a small piece of SU lime green cs underneath so the opening of the hearts would show through. I added a mini adhesive pearl to each heart. I used SU lime green cs, then used the MS Score to score diagonal lines then used the white Signo Gel pen over the scored lines. I used the Sizzix branch die cut on SU basic black. I used the Sizzix Die Cut flowers on SU basic black cs, then used used a flower punch for the centers and ran both pieces through the CB Swiss Dot folder. I added a big pearl for the centers. I used the MS triple butterfly punch with the SU basic black cs. I also stamped the sentiment with black stazon.
I think I like my card, I'm happy with it.



Accessories:Cuttlebug Swiss Dot folder, MS Triple Butterfly punch, heart open corner punch, Sizzix branch die cut, Sizzix flower die cut, pearls, MS Score, White Signo Gel pen
Paper:SU Basick Black cs, SU Lime Green cs, GP white cs
Ink:Black stazon
Stamps:Studio G $1 clear stamps

Thursday, February 24, 2011

QFTD49 Happy Smiles


Congratulations Karen aka redbugdriver for being Queen For The Day. I chose this cute flower card as my
INSPIRATION.

I used SU Lime card stock as the base. I had bought these pre made pleated wedding buttons Martha Stewart at Big Lots for $1.00, which were pins...so I took the 3rd layer off, stamped the sentiment on GP white cs with SU Only Orange ink & added a medium pearl for the center. I used a medium circle punch. I adhered it directly onto the circle that said VIP. I used a thin piece of green ribbon for the stem. I stamped the leaves with SU old olive ink onto SU old olive cs, cut out & adhered them to the stem.



Stamps:Hero Arts Special Messages
Paper:SU Lime cs, GP white cs, SU old olive cs
Ink:SU Only Orange, SU Old Olive
Accessories:scissors, pearls, medium cricle punch, MS pre-made pleated buttons, ribbon

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

SC321 Wish



This is for today's sketch challenge. I don't know why I had difficulties with deciding what to do. I started making a surfer card, didn't turn out that way. Anyways....

I used unknown peach cs as the base, I ran it through the CB Swiss Dot folder. The green printed dp is from my new Mariposa Matstack DCWV. I tied white ribbon to hide the seam. I used a medium square punch on GP white cs, then added S.E.I. alphabet stickers. I layered with Bazzill Olive cs. All for squares are raised with 3D dots. I added a felt olive butterfly I got at the Michaels $1 bin, (you get 24 butterflies) to the top right corner.



Paper:Bazzill Olive cs, GP white cs, unknown peach cs, DCWV Mariposa Matstack dp
Accessories: alphabet stickers, medium square punch, 3D dots, ribbon, CB Swiss Dot folder, felt butterfly

Monday, February 21, 2011

TLC313 Bargello Quilt



This is for the technique challenge which is making a Bargello. I followed Joan's directions, which you can find HERE. I then used the nesties to make the shape after I made all the strips using My Mind's Eye dp. I layered with SU Chocolate Chip cs, then cut around the shape. I used my sewing machine to make the zig zag stitching around the shape as well as the lines in between. I also ran it through the CB Sawtooth folder. The base of the card is SU Chocolate Chip cs, I layered with My Mind's Eye rose dp & again with SU Creamy Caramel cs. I used my sewing machine again to do a tighter zig zag stitch around the creamy caramel & rose dp, then used the CB Sawtooth folder again. I also decided to add a piece of chocolate ribbon underneath the main shape. Then I adhered the panel to the base of the card. I added cream swirl pearls, used the MS Branch punch on SU More Mustard cs. I used DMC cream floss through the brown buttons, hot glued them to the prima flowers.

This was up my alley tonight as I was making quilt cards this afternoon....shhhh! I'm suppose to be working on 2 quilts.



Paper:SU Chocolate Chip cs, SU creamy caramel, light rose dp, My Mind's Eye dp,
Accessories:CB Sawtooth folder, sewing machine, scissors, tacky tape, buttons, DMC floss, MS Branch Punch, swirl pearls, ribbon, Nesties

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Pinwheel Quilted Flowers



I was going to make a bigger version of my quilted rose card, but went the opposite direction. I used the small square punch on different colors of cs. I then cut into triangles. I also made the butterflies the same way. I cut 2 thin strip of green cs for the stems. The base of the card is SU Creamy Caramel. I then used the CB Sawtooth folder for the embossing. I added a 3D sentiment in the right corner.
I'm hooked making quilted cards by using paper.



Accessories:CB Sawtooth Folder, silver beads, scissors, 3D sentiment
Paper:Variety of SU cs, SU creamy caramel cs

T-Shirt Bags



My 2 girls and last minute went to Michaels, they were giving classes on how to make bags from t-shirts. I thought my girls were a little to young, but the lady said it was perfect for them, but you need supervision because of the scissors.
Kaitlyn who is 7 made the pink one & Erin who is 6 made the purple one. They picked out zafari ribbon, cut a scoop off the neck, cut the sleeves from the inside, then cut the bottoms into strips, tied knots...and you got a bag.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Butterfly cards by kids


This was made by my 7yr old daughter. She used the MS Triple Butterfly to create her American Flag card.



This was made by my 6yr old daughter who also had fun playing with the MS Triple Butterfly punch.



This was made by my 7yr daughter who had so much playing with the MS Triple Butterfly punch that she made a peace card.

Quilted Rose


I've been seeing all these wonderful quilted cards so I thought I would try one since I'm an avid quilter & I thank my mom for that, she's the one that took my twin sister Bonnie (okstamper) to our 1st quilting class when we were 18yrs old, now 28 yrs later we are still quilting.
Thanks to Debbie aka grammatroll who inspired me by her card which you can find HERE.
I used SU Creamy Caramel as the base, made it a 5.5X5.5 card. I then used the CB Sawtooth folder twice on the SU Creamy Caramel cs. I layered with S.E.I. double sided dp. I didn't have the right 3/4" square punch so I did the long way by using the 3/4" CB die cut square one by one 40 times, but I was determined to get it done. I made all the squares with the S.E.I. double sided dp, adhered all the pieces onto brown cs. I then used the CB Sawthooth folder after the block was made. I adhered premade cream pearl swirls, then tied a cream lace bow & hot glue it to the block, then hot glued the prima flower to the bow.

I made this for my mom who will be 86yrs old next month, I thought this would be perfect.



Accessories:Pre made cream pearls swirls, lace, prima flower, CB Sawtooth folder, CB medium square die cut, hot glue gun
Paper:S.E.I. double sided dp, SU Creamy Caramel cs, brown cs

FS211 My Sunny Friend



Congratulations to Cookie aka StampGroover for being Featured Stamper. I love her simple cards. I chose the Friends CARD.
I used GP white cs as the base. I stamped the image with black stazon & added colored pearls to the center of the flowers. I then tied a white ribbon around the card.

Things I changed: image, replaced jewels with pearls



Paper:GP white cs
Accessories:ribbon, colored pearls
Ink:Black stazon
Stamps:Michaels $1 wood stamps

Friday, February 18, 2011

IC272 Orange Garden



This is for the inspiration challenge. We were to choose something from WallTAT website & I chose these cool flowers that were on a CAR.
The base of the card is GP white cs. I stamped the big flowers with SU Only Orange ink, then colored them in with the SU Only Orange Marker. I used a mini flower punch on SU Pumpkin Pie cs. I used a ruler to draw in the straight lines with the SU Only Orange Marker...(need another marker, the fine tip is out almost). I added mini gold adhesive beads to all the flowers. I used the MS Butterfly punch on SU Pumpkin Pie cs, adhered it to the white cs & added medium gold beads.

I had to ask my 7yr daughter what to name my card, she came up with Orange Garden which was perfect.



Stamps:Fiskas Clear Stamps (not sure)
Paper:GP white cs
Accessories:MS Butterfly Punch, SU Marker, mini flower punch, gold beads, ruler
Ink:SU Only Orange

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

WT310 What's The Word, Bird?



This is for the Ways To Use It challenge which is Gradient using silhouette stamping.
I used SU creamy caramel as the base. I used the MM corner rounder on the bottom edges. I layered with teal printed dp from 29th Street. I then used another double sided dp from 29th Street flipped it to use the brown side, then the printed side as the 1st layer. I also used the MM corner rounder just on the bottom corners. I used a scallop border punch on the same brown dp. I then stamped the bird directly on the dp with black stazon, then colored the bird with a black sharpie to give it more black. I used the MS branch punch on the teal printed dp, added a cream prima flower & a tan brad for the center. I stamped the sentiment with black stazon.

TFL!



Paper:SU creamy caramel, 29th Street double sided dp
Accessories:MS Branch punch, black fine sharpie, prima flower, tan brad, MM corner rounder, scallop border punch
Stamps:Dimensions Crafts $1 clear stamps, Inkadinko clear stamps
Ink:Black stazon

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

SC210 CC310 Butterflies


I decided to combine the color challenge & the sketch challenge. The color challenge was to use yellow, blue, green & twine.
I used SU old olive cs as the base. I ran it through the CB Floral Fantasy folder. I layered all the panels with Bazzill Navy cs. I used a flower adhesive dp on one panel, on the other panel, I used yellow embossed dotted dp. I stamped the butterflies with versa mark on GP white cs. I used Antiquities Ocher embossing powder then heat gun to set. I added blue adhesive pearls to each butterfly. I used the SU Matt Stack, pierced holes on the corners of the white panel. The panel is raised with 3D dots. I also tied bakers twine to the dotted panel, then added a birthday hardware with tacky tape. I also added larger blue adhesive pearls to each corner of the flower dp.
I'm wondering if it's to many pearls on the butterflies.



Stamps:Hampton Arts Butterflies Silhouettes
Ink:Versa Mark
Paper: SU Old Olive cs, GP white cs, flower adhesive dp, embossed dotted dp, bazzill navy blue cs
Accessories:heat gun, Antiquities Ocher embossing powder, 3D dots, CB Floral Fantasy folder, blue pearls, bakers twine, hardware, SU matt stack, piercer

Monday, February 14, 2011

CAS106 Hi



I took my inspiration from NancyK's CARD.
This is a 4X4 card using SU Creamy Caramel cs. I used the MS flower border punch on the top layer. The printed flower dp is Cloud 9, I stitched around the edges with cream thread, it's not perfect that's what's bugging me. I layered with Cloud 9 dp's, then used adhesive chipboard letters for the sentiment. I added a satin brown ribbon underneath. I also added 2 ready made 3D cream paper flowers with sparkles & pearls which is adhered with 3D dots.



Accessories:3D ready made paper flowers, 3D dots, satin brown ribbon, sewing machine, thread, chipboard adhesive letters, MS Flower border punch
Paper:Cloud 9 dp's, SU creamy caramel

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Elvis Tote Bag



I made this Elvis tote bag for a friend of mine in Australia. She's a HUGE Elvis fan so I thought this would be perfect. Lesley, hoping you like this. All fabrics are 100% cotton, I used polyester batting.

Fireman Tote Bag


I made this fireman's quilted tote bag upon request from a long time friend who wanted to give this to her friend who is a fireman which is a woman. All fabrics are 100% cotton, I used polyester batting for extra thickness.
Thanks Brenda.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Bird card by 6yr old



My 6yr old daughter Erin wanted to make a card for my mom while I was making a card for the FS challenge.
She used SU basic black cs as the base, layered with SU purple cs, then ran it through the CB Swiss Dot folder. She stamped the image with black stazon on white cs, colored with SU markers. I had an extra CB Butterfly cut out so she glued it on top & added a silver bead. The only thing I did was tie the white cording & made a bow.

Erin's only allowed to use my SU stuff when I'm working on cards.

FS210 Hello



Congratulations to Charlene aka Willow01 for being Featured Stamper. You have such a cute gallery it was hard to pick. I chose this cute friendship CARD.
I used SU basic black as the base, layered with SU purple cs, then used GP white cs. I used the CB Butterfly Die cut on the same color cs. I added mini silver adhesive beads to the butterflies. I tied a stretchy black ribbon then tied a knot. I sentiment "hello" is adhered to the front of the card.

Things I've changed: Butterflies from flowers, colors & hardware.



Paper:SU basic black cs, GP white cs, SU purple cs
Accessories:CB Butterfly Die Cut, adhesive mini silver beads, stretchy ribbon, sentiment hardware

IC271 Thinking of You



I wish I could of stayed awake to do this challenge, just couldn't do it...month end week was busy. This is for today's inspiration challenge to choose something from the Santa Barbara Chic sight, so I chose this
CARD as my inspiration.
I used SU Basic Black cs as the base. I used the CB flower die cuts on SU real red cs, then SU positively pink cs. I used the 2 way glue on the pink flowers, then used Diamond Dust. I also added a black rhinestone for the center. I used the Sizzix branch die cut on SU green cs, then again with yellow cs just for the thin stem. I added another leaf towards the bottom. I then stamped the sentiment with versa mark ink, used white embossing powder then heat gun to set.



Stamps:Inkadinkado Clear Stamps
Ink:Versa Mark
Accessories:CB Flower Die Cuts, Sizzix Branch Die Cut, diamond dust, 2 way glue, black rhinestone, heat gun, white embossing powder
Paper:SU Basic Black cs, SU Real Red cs, SU Positively Pink cs, SU green cs

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine Lollipop Holders



I needed or should I say I wanted to make lollipop holders for my 2 girls classes. There's a total of 50. I used regular red cs, next time I'll use my SU just more sturdy. I used a medium scallop circle punch on one side & a large scallop square punch on the other side. I stamped the sentiment with black stazon on regular white cs. I stamped the other image where the names will go on the other side. I added one sticker heart to each one.

SC319 Perfect Form



I was wide awake when Roxi sent email notification for today's challenge, now it's almost 1:00am & barely posting my card. I used DCWV textured teal cs as the base. The pattern paper is from Colorbok called Black Dress. I used the MS Border punch on the SU basic black cs strip, then layered with SU pink cs. I used my eyelet setter to add the black eyelets to each corner. I tied a black ribbon around the pink cs then tied a knot. I stamped the sentiment with black stazon on GP white cs. I added 2 primas flowers then a mini black brad for the center, the flower is raised using a 3D dot. I added mini adhesive white pearls to the points of the border punch. I used the MS score pal, scored 4 lines on the bottom of the teal cs. I added 3 medium adhesive pearls as well.



Ink:Black stazon
Paper: DCWV teal textured cs, Colorbok Black Dress dp, SU basic black cs, GP white cs, SU pink cs
Stamps:SU I Like Your Style
Accessories:Martha Stewart Score Pal, pearls, 3D dot, primas flowers, eyelet setter, black eyelets, mini black brads, ribbon, MS border punch

Sunday, February 6, 2011

CAS105 Butterflies



Today's CAS challenge was to use peach parfait, poppy parade, daffodil delight & white, well since I didn't have the exact colors I hope I came close.
I used GP white cs as the base. I also used it as the 2nd layer, ran it through the CB swiss dot folder, used the MM corner rounder on the top 2 corners. I used the MS Lace border punch on the bottom, added a strip of lace, then tied a satin bow. I had these sentiment hardwares that say "happy birthday" so I adhered it right above the lace. I used the MS butterfly punch on all 3 butterflies on DCWV adhesive dp's, added 3 silver adhesive beads to each butterfly and adhered just the bodies so they stand out more.



Paper: DCWV adhesive dp's, GP white cs
Accessories:CB Swiss Dot folder, MS butterfly punch, lace, satin cording, adhesive silver beads, MS Lace border punch, MM corner rounder, sentiment hardware

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