Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Flower Pot Pocket Card

I think this is the cutest card I've made so far!  It's called a flower pot pocket card.  I guess because I love gardening, and can't wait to start my spring gardening going!  My God, we really haven't had a true taste of fall here in AZ, and I'm already talking about spring!!!
Anyways, this was a fun card to make!

PS: I am still working on my Google comments issue!  Argh!  Pretty frustrating!!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Table Top Tuesday

Little by little I am bringing fall into our home.
I added a little pumpkin patch on one of our living room side tables!  Years ago I found these ceramic pumpkins at the Dollar Tree now the Dollar Store. 
Using Marty's cloche inspirations, I created my very own.  I turned a fishbowl into a cloche, and placed the bigger pumpkin on a amber glass saucer.  Clever huh?

Now please stop by Marty's A Stroll Through Life for more beautiful table tops!

Pinwheel Card

Happy Monday!
Isn't this card colorful!  I learned to make a pinwheel, and it was easy to make by watching Dawn's easy step-by-step tutorial.   
I had made one before using this technique at a stamp camp, but had forgotten the steps.  I used a drinking straw for the handle, and I found a piece of ribbon that I had saved from a previous project.
I really love how this card turned out!   

Sunday, September 25, 2011


It has been a great day today!  Stamping, relaxing, reading, napping, and some more stamping!

This card was fun to make and sort of playful.   I had a stash of Rolodex cards that I had been waiting to use, and finally had a chance to. 

I really love these snails and the designer paper...colorful!

BTW...just to let you know that I've been having issues posting comments onto several blogs that I follow.  I can't figure out what I have done.  I have a Google account and it has been acting up, or more likely it's probably me.  So please don't feel like I'm neglecting's simply technical difficulties!!!

Have a great week, and have fun enjoying what you do!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Featured Stamper

This was a long week long days kind of week!

This week's Featured Stamper at Splitcoast is Linda, aka morningsun47!  She has an amazing artwork gallery, and it was so hard to pick just one card, but it in the end I chose this one.

I really didn't change much, but I added an extra layer, less ribbon, and it's red.  It was fun embroidering on paper.  It reminded me of when Mom taught me to embroider.  I think I was in 4th or 5th grade.  Thank you Linda for bringing back good memories for me.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Birthday Card

Doesn't this card say summer?  Now that summer is almost over for us here in the desert, I seem to be making summery cards.  What's up with that?!

I made this card for a co-worker's birthday.  She likes polka dots and looks great in red!  In her office she has a children's book displayed in her bookcase called Olivia in English and in Latin, and this card reminds me of Olivia.  I chose these colors in honor of her favorite book.

I wish I could say I created this card, but no, I was inspired by Marisa's card.
The stamped stems are from my new Stampin' Up! Touch of Kindness stamp set.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


It finally feels like autumn here, even though our days are in the 90's!  Our mornings are so cool and fresh that's is so hard to leave home for work.  I just want to stay home and craft while the house is all opened up and the morning breeze goes through and freshens everything up.

I made this card for this week's Queen For The Day challenge.  This week's Queen is Dianne, and chose this card to case.  I think it's sweet, clean & simple!  She has an amazing gallery and it was hard to pick just one card!

I actually made two.  The acorn stamp comes from Stampin' Up!'s Autumn Fest. 

A quick look at the inside!

And this is my table!!!  Eeek!  Why...oh why do I create such a mess?!  I wish I had taken a pic of the floor below the table...yikes!!!  Thank God the new vacuum is on its way!!!
I was in the middle of creating a birthday card for a co-worker...and I mean just ONE card!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

3 x 3 Note Cards

After a long summer of no stamping, I sure am making up for lost time!  
I placed a BIG Stampin' Up! order and have been playing with my new stamps!  

Over the summer I ran out of birthday cards, and since I didn't have time to make any, I am trying to make and have a nice stash for the future.  I had been wanting to make 3" x 3" note cards, and here they are!

I made a set of 8 using my new Button Buddies stamp set!  I just love cherries!  

Monday, September 19, 2011

Tabletop Tuesday

Slowly but surely, I am finally bringing fall into our home.  I am hoping that by bringing in some autumn into our home, maybe our weather will get much cooler.

This sofa table is in our family room, and I love how the afternoon sun hits it just right and makes all the colors so bright and warm.

I topped this wooden box with a sparkly little pumpkin.

This big wooden bowl is one of my treasures, and is filled with giant ponderosa pine cones.

Please stop by Marty's A Stroll Thru Life Tabletop Tuesday and visit some amazing bloggers' fallish tabletops!

Fancy Fold Card

I needed to make a special card for someone special! 
And thanks to Tracie's beautiful card, I was able to make one.

This fancy fold card is called Center Step Card.  It was actually very easy to make.  I shy away from making these fancy cut cards, because my cuts are not accurate or even.

Just a quick look at the inside. 
Stamp: Stampin' Up! Bella's Bloom
Ink: Perfect Plum

Have a great week!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

French Script Flower

I had a "stamper's mental block" all summer long, but have finally gotten my fingers inky and my craft table is a mess!  I think I'm back to normal...Hooray!!!

In getting back to stamping, I was inspired by 365Card Challenge Pattern Frenzy.  The challenge was to use 6 different patterned papers on our card.

I was not very creative because I was very literal.  I used the same sketch, and instead of 6 different patterned papers, I only used 3 coordinating ones.

I needed a simple card and theme to create a card after a long break.  My brain was pretty mushy...even coming up with a color combo was difficult!!!

I am back!!!