Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Christmas home Fashion Show

I'm in the process of purging my closet for two reasons; 
A. nothing else will fit in there and
B. nothing fits. 
So before giving some of the dresses away I ask my daughter and her friend, home on Christmas break, to try them on. Some of the dresses where purchased at the beginning of the millennium and the black one is a 1988 classic. She tried on about a dozen dresses but I was only able to capture three. 

5'10" not counting the 4" of hair

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Picket Fence

I was the "QUEEN OF CLEAN" winner!

I've been wanting to do a white picket fence ever since purchasing the Heidi Swapp woodgrain large background stamp from Michael's Craft Store. I stamped it in Memento London Fog and cut 1" strips to pop up after stamping the ivy leaves on. The daisies are from Sizzix/Hero Arts stamp & die-cut butterflies set. The sentiment is Hero Arts. 
Happy a wonderful Day!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Birthday Blooms

The Card Concept Challenge #4

 I keep finding these fun challenges and had to give a try. I hope to do better next time.
I was inspired by the blooms and the subtle touches of yellow in the buds.
I stamped the large flower with  memory box's "Gorgeous Bloom", the Daisies with Sizzix/Hero Arts stamp & die cut set daisy and the leaves is a Hampton Arts stamp.
I have a big order of birthday cards to produce.

Monday, February 17, 2014

You Inspire Me

Julee has given us a great sketch for Mojo Monday #333
There are quite a few people that inspire me. I will make and send out some cards.
I used and old "Autumn Leaves Pretty Poppies" Speciality Paper pad by Creativity inc.

Ingredients: Lifestyle Crafts Goose Bumpz embossing folder, memory box prim poppy die, Verve sentiment

Saturday, February 15, 2014


This 3.5"x5.5" card is the the CAS-UAL Fridays CFC128 - SO LONG challenge,
 CAS(E) this Sketch #64 and the Inspiration Challenge at SCS. See the throws below that inspired the color choices for the balloon.

I can use this card for a variety of events; travel, moving, graduating and etc.
I wanted it to have a vintage feel so I stamped the sentiment by verve and hot air balloon by Inkadinkado in Hero Arts Cup 'O Joe.

Inspiration Challenge 428 at Splitcoaststamps

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sage Happy Birthday

Birthday cards are always needed. 
I had this sage frame around since last October for a possible Christmas card. 
The Sketch Challenge #475 at Splitcoaststampers was the perfect opportunity to finally use the frame for a birthday card. 

The roses are die cut with Sizzix Bigz 3-D Flower die. 
The leaves are die cut with the Elizabeth curvy die.

(See what I used to make the frame below.)
Card Ingredients: Elizabeth Curvy Leaves die, Sizzix 3-D Flowers die,
Spellbinders Nestabilities Majestic Elements "Marvelous Squares" and "classic squares" dies,
JustRite sentiment,  Stampin' Up word window label. 

Monday, February 10, 2014


Addicted to CAS Challenge #31 and CAS(E) this Sketch CTS #63

 As simple as that...  I used Impression Obsession's "Love" DIE130-D over a Spellbinders heart die negative space, over Anna Griffin dp. 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Easy Peasy Valentine

F4A207 Free 4 All challenge over at Splitcoaststampers the hostess says "With a week left before Valentine's Day, let's see your Valentines! Easy Peasy...and so lovey dovey!"
This was very easy peasy with a leftover Sizzix die cut primitive heart, a ready made rose and some double tied ribbon. The flourish is part of die by Impression Obsession.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Over The Edge for Him and Her

I love the leftovers or negative space of die cutting. Each cut of the Impression Obsession heart flourish produced at least three possibilities for cards. Here are my two St. Valentine's Day cards: one in orange for my daughter at School and gray for my husband.