"I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small
tasks as if they were great and noble."
Helen Keller

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Last Flowers of Summer


Well the card on my blog is the only reminder of summer I have. I have been cold since last Sunday when I sat out in the falling snow watching my son play football. Just doesn't seem like summer should be over yet.

I made this card for my BFF and her husband for their anniversary. I found this Memory Box stamp at a local stamp store along with the DP. I liked the simplicity of the stamp. I used Perfect Plum and Pear Pizzazz CS from SU! I also used the new Pear Pizzazz ribbon and added the Robin's Nest stones to dress it up a bit.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Good morning. Seems like forever since I have been here. It has been a crazy, busy couple of weeks. Hoping things slow down after this weekend.

My card today is for a swap on SCS. The theme for this month was a card that you could give a close friend, a friend who could appreciate your humor. Since, some times my humor is on the sarcastic side....my card was born!!!

I used the Charolette digi from TGF. When I look at Charolette I see attitude. In my mind she could definitely pull off sarcasm. I added a sentiment (not mine originally) that I thought Charolette capable of saying and getting away with. My card base is Poppy Parade, one of the new In Colors from SU! I also used the new Poppy Parade Stitched Poly Ribbon from SU. I colored Charolette with SU markers and copics. My DP is from K&Company. I loved all the postage stamps and thought it good for this card. Since my card sentiment speaks to a picture, I added the photo corners to the image to tie into the theme of the card.

I do have a couple of friends I could get away with giving this card too!!!! Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Dueling Darling - Round Two

Hello Friends!

Well it's that time...time for another duel. Today the card on my blog is made from a card kit I received from my dazzling teammate, Melina. I love the House Mouse image she sent in the kit.

I went to a card making club the other night and we made a card and then punched a hole in the front of the card so that just part of our image showed through. I really liked that idea and decided to implement it on my card for this duel.

I glued the polka dot designer paper from my kit onto Night of Navy cardstock. Then I punched a hole in the front of the card using my 1 3/8" circle punch. I thought the little mouse blowing out the candle was so cute and I wanted him to stand out. I added the sentiments using Old Olive ink. I adhered the mini pearls (I LOVE THOSE!!!) from my kit to my modern label punch to help the set off the smaller sentiment.

I don't know if you can tell from the picture but I added micro pearls to my cupcake and heated them to get a "fluffy" look for the cupcake's frosting. Not sure I succeeded???

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Perfect Christmas Gift

Here is a card I made for a Christmas swap I am in. I used the sets The Gift of Love (retired) and Christ is Born, both from SU! I really liked both of these sets but had difficulty trying to use them on their own. I finally decided I wanted the words "Christ is Born" to be the focal point of my card as I do believe that is the true meaning of Christmas...God loving us so much and sending his son, his perfect gift to us.

I finally decided to use just the city part of the stamp from the The Gift of Love set and embossed that in white just like my sentiment. I used Close to Cocoa, Real Red and Whisper White cardstock, along with some retired DP from SU.

It is a very clean and simple card...but I wanted to get across a very simple, yet very special meaning of Christmas.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Recipe Card

Good morning!

I have entered my first, ever 6x6 recipe card swap. So here is my finished project. I was going to use a recipe that was my great grandmother's but as I was reading the recipe some things didn't quite make sense. I even called my mom to ask her about it and she was unsure...LOL! So I decided I'd better use a recipe that I had made before and knew was tasty. I already had the grandmother image (from TGF) colored and figured I would use her anyway...even though this not great grandma's recipe. Will have to try making great grandma's recipe some day and maybe I can use it in a future recipe card swap. I added the stamped strawberry (Tart & Tangy-SU) since the recipe calls for strawberry preserves. These fruit bars are so easy and very tasty.

Happy Labor Day everyone!