Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Glitter Free Bling OWH

Another OWH challenge card for you today.
You can take this link to find all the guidelines for supplying OWH cards

Using bling and embossing on creations is fun however, trying to photograph the creation becomes an issue.
So my apologies for the photo I enhanced it to pop the details.

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless America and our Heroes!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

OWH Sketch 106

Here is another wonderful sketch from OWH 106.

Here is my version using PTI's Vintage Picnic and We R Memory Keepers Yankee Doodle.
I paper pieced the focal image for this creation.  
(I have not used my Copics in so long I find myself in need of practice.)

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless America and our Hero's.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Madison Avenue

Project Life Page
(I am not doing my Project Life daily as others do, I have two years worth of pics to scrap up and using project life is a quick beautiful way to get the task completed.)
Today's page features
Madison Avenue Paschal (Maddie) 
We Adopted Madison In Jan 2012...

The Watertown area Humane Society GLHS is in desperate need of assistance
contact them at the number below or visit the website.

Madison Deets...
  1. She was considered not adoptable.
  2. Was a stray found wondering the streets of Watertown SD
  3. Adopted from the Watertown Area Humane Society
  4. Had Fleas...ugh, that alone made me think twice!!!!
  5. Had skin issues...turns out to be allergies, got rid of the fleas and used Vet recommended allergy shampoo and her fur is coming back in.  He issues have mostly resolved in this area.
  6. Her back was injured from escaping under a fence...so they thought.
  7. She was protective of the people who took care of her at the humane society and they considered her to be a tad aggressive.  
  8. Her name arrived from the fact she was found wondering the streets and Mom is a fashionesta.  
  9. She loves the girls.
  10. She is loving and enjoys cuddling with Mom and sleeping on the bed.
  11. Madison enjoys going for car rides.
  12. She loves her big brother Bear, it is so fun to watch them play ring around Jessica's playhouse.
  13. She cries at the door when Jesse leaves for work
  14. As Jesse arrives home her legs turn into springs and she proceeds to jump up and down all over him  until he plays with her.
  15. Madison sucks on her blue blanket for comfort, I find this sad yet cute.  She must miss her Mama and this is how she figured out to calm herself she pretty much goes into a trance doing this.
  16. Madison is part Terrier and unknown breeds.  Mutty Maddie (just one of her nicknames). Blanket Sucker is another...I know, I know I crack myself up;)
  17. She is very loving and was easy to spoil, she fits right in with our family.

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless.

Friday, January 27, 2012

OWH Color Throwdown 2

Here is my second creation for OWH midweek throwdown (from last week).
All products are Papertreyink.com
I have a large box of cards headed out today to Operation Write Home, I have been blessed with two abundantly creative weeks.  Yes!

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless America and our Hero's!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

PTI Blog Hop Old and New

From Nichole...

This month, in honor of the new year, we are challenging you to pick your 

favorite project from 2011 and share it with all of us!  To take it a step 

further, you are also challenged to create a second card that is inspired by 
the favorite project you select.  Your new version of an old favorite could 
carry over the color scheme, the layout or the stamp sets.  We look forward 
to seeing your best creations from 2011 as well as one of your first projects 
for 2012!

Here is my favorite project from 2011.  I loved it the most 'cause it was a fun way 
to share a vintage creative find with the friends I love.
Buttons, ribbon and vintage cream cardstock are all from PTI.

Here is a new project for 2012...

I used the Wishing You set, stuck with the blues, 
ovals and rick rack from the
2011 creation.
Everything PTI except the rick rack and Nestabilities 

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Midweek Throwdown from OWH

Last week OWH posted a Midweek Throwdown challenge to use black and white with a pop of color.  This weekend as I was working on my box to send I found this creation to be my favorite.

All products are PTI except the U that was cut on the Cricut using Plantin Schoolbook.
The pop of color is PTI Hawiaaian Shores.

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless our Heros and America!

Monday, January 23, 2012

OWH Yankee Doodle

What an awesome sketch offered up by OWH (Operation Write Home on Sunday).  I got busy right away and made up a bundle of bad girls to send out.  Today is totally packed aside from the sketch you have three cards to be inspired by.

card 1...

Card 2...

Card 3 (a tad of a variant on the sketch still close enough to count).

I challenge you to join in this week and make some creations to send to our Hero's.

Product list...
Yankee Doodle DP from We R Memory Keepers
Cricut Expression/Cricut Plantain Schoolbook
PTI cardstock 
PTI stamp sets Wishing You and Just the Ticket
SU cardstock and ink Pacific Point
SU large oval punch
dimensional foam

Scroll down to my previous post to see the need for our creations and more links to get you on your way.

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless America and our Hero's.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Operation Write Home OWH

OWH still needs are help sending in Handmade Card Creations.  Monetary donations are also accepted to pay for postage and supplies.  You can find out more on the process by taking this link...

You Can also help by writing a Thank You to Any Hero
this class of support is called...

Here you can pick up some free Digital Stamps and get started...

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Project Life 2012

cultivate a good life by Becky Higgins

This is one of the big projects on my list for this year
 baring anymore serious life events that pull 
me out of the creative game for months at a time.

All my pieces have finally arrived, that was an adventure in itself.  
Project Life came out being sold as a kit everything came you you in one box, one shipment.  
Now everything is being offered by the piece and some pieces are hard to find.  
Needless to say, I don't like the piece by piece ordering!!!!
Anywho, I purchased the Clementine Edition...

B pages

C Pages

Now in Feb 2012 they are going to be offering a 60 quantity of assorted pages, this is going to be nice.
As I said this piece by piece is crazy nuts!!!!  
Not to mention most of the styles are out of stock. 
 So there I sat a binder, all the goodies and no flipping pages to put the stuff in!!!!

The new pack of assorted pages being released in Feb 2012...

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Show Me Some Love

So sad, so very sad!
While doing my New Year's cleaning
I came upon this SAB 2005 SU set. 
 I had not even taken the time to assemble it!
It is not one of my favorites matter of fact I kinda hate it 
so that is probably why it was hiding.
I need to show it some inky love and make myself
 feel better that I used it.  

Yeah, that did not work there is to many new things coming out from CHA that I LOVE!!!!

This card took me forever to complete needless to say it is not a favorite
and I was so close to placing it into the 
Da Vinci files.
(Leonardo was famous for being a procrastinator and
he died with many unfinished creations.)

Leonardo Da Vinci Quote...

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless!

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Todays sketch challenge is brought to you by SCS SC368
I had fun this one so today there is a bonus card;)

Here is card number 1
Made with Crush from Bo bunny and Love Birds from PTI....

And here is card number two flipped and a bit of a long shot
 for the sketch but it works and I love it.
Again I used Crush from Bo Bunny and PTI Love Birds

Project list...
Crush from Bo Bunny Chip Board, Stickers and DP
PTI stamp set Love Birds
SU oval punches
True Black, Pure Poppy (PTI) and Rose Red (SU) ink

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Clean And Simple SCS challenge

Below is the sample sketch take the link above to the thread

Here is my version for the challenge...

CAS Clean and Simple cards are difficult for me to create.  
I am proud of myself today there is not one spot of ink out of place
and I am content with my creation;)

Product list...
Life stamp set from PTI
Acrylic Blocks
Ripe Avocado and Dark Chocolate PTI ink
PTI twine and buttons

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Botanical Card Pattern 148

Another Card sketch for you today this one brought to you by

Yes, it finally arrived!!!!  Last Years Bonus Set from PTI Botanical Silhouettes

Product List
My Minds Eye Stella and Rose Mable DP
Cardstock PTI Kraft, dark chocolate and vintage cream
PTI ink
PTI dotted ribbon
PTI stamp set Botanical Silhouettes
Bling from Hobby Lobby
Flowers from Recollection's.
Marvy Scallop circle punch
SU scallop Border Punch

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless.

Monday, January 16, 2012


I need to get my card making mojo going running and there is no better way than a great sketch challenge!

I loved the sketch from OWH this week and I played along...

I did not like any type of design with an embellishment over the top so I just went with this.  
I need to go back and trim my chairs you would think I had little J cutting for me;)

Product list...
On My Couch Additions from PTI
Terracotta Tile and Orange Zest cardstock from PTI
Palette Noir Ink
DP Stella and Rose Mabel by My Minds Eye
SU oval punch and scallop border punch

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless!