Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Animal Christmas

Here's another Christmas card. This was made with non-traditional colors.  Another Card a Day blog challenge was Christmas Animal card.  The penguin is here at VisualDesignsbyChris.  The card layout was the Sept Sketch challenge there.  I made the traditional color card for that challenge.  See it below the one I made for Card a Day.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Christmas is in the air here - the weather is finally cooling off :-).  I'm hoping we'll have some white stuff sometime this winter.  We don't get much.

Here are two more Christmas cards I'm posting for the Card a Day Blog Challenge.  I have another one I'll post tomorrow.  I realize last time that I'm not posting everything I've used to make my cards.  I'll try to do better in the future.  I made these two with the following...

Stampin' Up "The Sounding Joy" set
Taylored expressions - Musical Swirls impression plate
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Four
Star - KnK file designed myself
all paper - The Paper Studio Christmas stack
Color Box Chalk Ink for distressing

Monday, September 24, 2012

Christmas in September

I started making Christmas Cards in late August.  I like to sit in the evening and make cards as my relaxation while I watch TV. And Christmas cards are my favorite type to make. I got started last year around this time with Card A Day Blog when the challenges were for Christmas cards and it's that time of year again :-D.  This is  Card A Day Blog's first Christmas Card challenge.  I made this card with scrap strips of Christmas paper.  I added a tree charm from ACharmingPlace, which I decorated with white mini brads.  Hope you like.

Happy BOOthday!

I made this Birthday Card for a friend's daughter whose birthday is October 31 :).  I'm using it for one of A Card a Day Blog's challenges.  I combined 3 KNK files to make it.  The Happy ghost is from Visual Designs by Chris (CD00592).   The "Happy" is I Scrap Designs Happy Halloween Web Card (IR00249) and the "BOO!" belongs to Sam and Hailey Design's Itty Bitty Halloween Creeps (JB00195) file. All these can be found at VisualDesignsbyChris.   I did the "thday" piece myself.   Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Here's another card for the Card a Day Blog challenge.  It's a Canadian Thanksgiving card.  I used a cuddlebug embossing folder for the background of pumpkin and vines.  I cut the leaves using Sam and Hailey Designs Itty Bitty Autumn Leaves file (JB00219) available at VisualDesignsbyChris. and SU!  "Happy Thanksgiving" stamp from Teeny Tiny Wishes set.

Thursday, September 13, 2012


I'm hoping to get back into the swing of particpating in A Card a Day Blog card challenges.  Last week was Autumn and I'm just getting around to it :).  I made these two cards Tuesday, photographed them yesterday and put them in the mail today - YAY.  I love it when I use them soon after making them.

The pumpkins on the cards have a story and here it is.  I took them off a page layout I got either in a swap or a class.  I had not used the layout yet.  In June 2005 we were having our roof replaced and a huge thunderstorm blew in ... can you guess what happened?  It rained inside our house - only part of it thankfully.  Unfortunately, my craft room was one of the rooms that had the worse damage.  The pumpkin layout got wet on top.  The pumpkins were along the bottom so I saved them and finally used them this week - LOL.  So I know they are at least 7 years old and probably older.  Yes, I am a confessed scrapbook supply hoarder - bbahahaha.  The butterfly Hi! is a 1997 Stampin Up! stamp.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Congrats Grad

Here's another card for this month's Card A Day Blog challenges.  I plan to use this for one of the many young ladies I know graduating from HS in June.  I used Daisy Bucket Black Tie patterned paper to make the flower using Sam and Hailey Designs Dahlia Folded Flower file (JB00290).  The black and white paper makes it look so formal.  I cut the greeting from vinyl using my own design.   I think the young lady I have in mind for this will like it :).  Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Spring Cards

Here are a couple of cards I made using Chris Durnan's of Visual Designs by Chris file CD00844 - Fancy Flower Edges and the word Spring from retired designer Shirley Clark's file "Spring".  I cut the flower edges for a friend to use to  make a Mother's day card.  She couldn't decide what to do with them so I told her to move on and I'd use them later.  And here are the results to use for one of Card a Day Blog's April Challenges.  Hindsight - I wish I'd cut the second "Spring" from different color paper :).

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Teacher Appreciation

Here's a card I am going to give to my son's homebound teacher.  I truly appreciate her volunteering to do it.  She teaches High School full time, teaches 2 nights a week at the community college, is a wife and mother of 3 very active children.  And she still volunteered to do it.  She knows his history with chronic migraines and the struggles I've had with other teachers through the years.  I wanted to cry when she told me she volunteered.  This card is not enough.  I need to come up with something else to do for her.

I used Carrie's Creations file CS00175 - School Value Pack from Paperthreads. I cut the school house mini album cover to use for a card. I used spider web paper on the inside and spider paper for the door background.  Our school mascot is a spider :-).  Instead of using the window that goes above the door I used our school name. Black and gold are the school colors.

I will also be posting this for the Card a Day blog monthly challenge.  Thanks for looking.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

A friend came over this week and we made Mother's day cards. Here are two we made. We used the Basic George Cricut cartridge. Mother's Day cards is one of the challenges this month on Card a Day blog.

Saturday, March 31, 2012


Only 9 weeks until HS graduations begin.  My son is graduating this year so I have lots of cards to make.  Friends at school and church are graduating.  I made this card for a friend from school.  I like to theme the cards for the college the graduate plans to attend.  This young man won't be able to attend college :( so I themed it for our HS.  We are the Concord Spiders and he is a Spider through and through!  Our school colors are black and gold and now I wish I had used gold as the main base for the card but it still turned out nice.

I used two KNK files to make it.  The card base is a gate fold card and is from Sam and Hailey Designs (file# JB00231).  I used white card stock for the main base and some spider paper I have for the overlay. The "Congratulations" sentament is part of the file and you use your pen in the KNK to write it. The second file I used is from Beloved Keepsakes (file# BK00264). I just used the graduation cap from the file - there are many more pieces in it.  I cut the cap from a scrap of spider web paper I have.  If you are a Hunger Games fan you need to check out her files series on that topic.

I'm posting the card as part of the Card a Day March challenge.  I think this is the last theme I needed to do a card for this month and it's the last day so I'm just making it :).  THanks for looking.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Happy Easter

I also created this card for the Card a Day blog challenge. I also used paper except for the frame from my November 2011 & January2012 Key Ingredients Kit of the Month from Taylored Expressions. The stamp is another stampin' up stamp.  The charm is an old one I have from A Charming Place which is back in business.

Thanks for looking.

Thought's of you

Here's another card for the Card a Day monthly challenge. I used my October 2011 and November2011 Key Ingredients Kit of the Month from Taylored Expressions . The only pieces not from the kit is the Stampin' Up Whimisal Word stamp and the white frame.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Hello Baby

Card a Day Blog is hosting another fun challenge. Baby cards are the first for this month.  Can't believe I actually need one - lol.  In fact this is the 2nd baby card I've made in the last 4 weeks.  I used my Klic-n-Kut to make this one.The card base and the 3-D butterfly are files by Shelly's Art. The card base is from this month's card sketch challenge on the Paperthreads forum and the 3-D butterfly file you can find in Shelly's store at Paperthreads.  I used a misc piece of two sided card stock for the base and the solid elements on the card. The rest of the pieces were cut from paper I got in my Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients monthly kit.   The gold shimmer is Stampin' Up's champagne mist shimmer paint and the "Hello Baby" is from Stampin' Up's Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. 

The picture is not the best :(.  Had to take it under my Ott lamp since I need to take the card to work tomorrow.  Thanks for looking.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Spring has sprung

wanted to share some pictures of spring.  Not looking forward to summer if it's above average temperatures like our winter has been .

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Furry Friend Thank yous

Another awesome Card a Day blog challenge.  Hope you'll come join them soon.

A friend who volunteers at several animal shelters in town asked me to make some cards for them to use. I ordered paper and a punch a while back and I'm finally making the cards. These are extra easy to
make. All you need is paper really. I used WE R Memories 6x6 Furry Friends paper stack and misc off white card stock for the base. I cut the blocks from the paper for the front pieces. THe bottom edge is a strip of the patterned paper in the stack.  I cut it with my border punch but you could just add it without being punched. I selected another lighter color pattern from the stack, stamped "Thank You" then cut it out with my nestibilites.  If you don't have a stamp, you can hand write it and cut it out with scissors or a cutter.Thanks for stopping by and looking.  Think CHandra will like the cards ;-)?

Here are all 6 of the cards...

Here's a close up of two of the cards. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Valentine's Cards

Card a Day blog is back to offering challenges. One of the challenges this month is Valentine's cards. Here are two I made last night. These are very simple. I used a Sizzix embossing folder for the background of the card on the left then inked over the raised design. I added an embossed heart from the small set I got with my Cuddlebug. The card on the right is even more simple. I stamped Happy Valentine's Day (misc stamp I have) and cut it out with the Labels 4 Nestibilites set. I used the same paper for the background and popped up the sentiment. Thanks for visiting!