Monday, December 27, 2010


I don't usually need a lot of Valentine's but I am having fun using all the different challenges to make them for Operation Write Home that sends cards to our troops. If you have lots of extra cards, check out this site. They provide a great service. This card if for the stamping 411 challenge.
White cardstock, Scrapbook Wizard DP, Michaels ribbon. 4 hearts cut from larger doily hearts. Pearl button. Sentiment stamped with alphabet stamps I've had forever and don't remember source. I hope a soldier likes my card and will send it home to his/her loved one. I am so thankful for their service and pray for their safety.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

MoJo Monday Valentine

It's been while since I have created with Mojo Monday design so I am giving it a try again this week. Too late to do more Christmas creating-if it's not done, it's not going to get done. So! On to Valentines. I made this valentine for my DH. I think he is beginning to "get it". He told me last week what he likes about my card creations is that they are so "dimensional". Got to love him!! LOL!!
Paper: white card stock, Shimmer stack from DCWV, DP from HL
Ribbon: Sugar 'n Spice, Michaels
Stamp: Michaels dollar bin
Ink: pink geranium, Martha Swewart
Punch: Martha Stewart
That lacy circle is actually the edge cut from a heart doily.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

criss cross

tuesday throwdown challenge is a criss cross card. I like to use these for gift cards--just tuck it in behind the inside message. The papers are from Hobby Lobby, the ribbon with butterflies from Michael's. The butterfly stamp inside is Stamp Affairs with Martha Stewart pink geranium accented with a rose star gel pen.The sentiment is Inkadinkadoo also with pink geranium. I used a corner rounder on the message card and smudged the border with light green from Stampabilities.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Baby Jesus

Laurie's Blog and tuesday throwdown challenge us to make a CAS one layer card. I just finished a set of this card for my Mom who wanted a religious theme card. White card stock, Stambabilities stamp, colored pencils, yellow stickles. And then glue on snips of raffia. That doesn't count as a layer does it? hehehe. Took no time at all  to whip these out.

Friday, December 3, 2010

non-traditional Christmas Colors

papertreypaperdolls challenge this week is a non traditional color for Christmas cards. I like neon green and pink as non traditional colors for Christmas. I found this neon green ribbon with silver snowflakes at Hobby Lobby and knew it fit the bill. The pink paisley paper and neon green are also from HL. I used green for card, then white layer and pink "Gemstones" cardstock. The little tag is from a stencil cut out, sponged with rose ink and attached with a narrow silver ribbon. The joy is from TAC tag tidbits. I don't have any silver snowflakes so punched tiny silver stars for the accent at the top. What do you think. Christmasy enough?