Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Card

The front

The inside

So I cut the brown paper with scalloped scissors and then I put small holes in the scallops for a lace look. I punch a hole in the brown paper and stamped some leaves on the top half randomly. Then on an orange paper I stamped "ever grateful" and glued it on. Apparently I was working fast because its crooked! oh well. Then I colored in the turkey with markers. Oh and don't forget to save the scrap that you cut your scalloped edge with and glue it on the inside at the top. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Another B-day card

For this card I used a stampin wheel to make the flowers along the bottom. Then I colored in some white with a white pen and made some with eyelets. I stamped a bee and colored in some of it with the white pen as well as made a trail for his flight. Then I made a tag with a retangle paper and punch out the corners on a 45 degree angle. I also punched a slot for the ribbon to go through and tied a bow. I stamped the "b is for birthday" and the present. Cut out the present and put it in the middle of the b with a dimentional. I think it needs more color... but whatever.


Monday, November 17, 2008

Thanksgiving Blessings


Very simple card made with layering paper, stampin images & coloring in w/corners made using a punch. Thanks for looking!!!

Special Cards for Special people

I will apologize now, if this offends anyone, but I wanted to share.

This is not a post of a card, but an idea of sharing the talents that all of you have.

A friend forwarded me this address. The idea is to make an extra card or cards this holiday season, and send one on to the address below

A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue,NW
Washington,D.C. 20307-5001

These cards will go to some very deserving service members who have been injured in the line of duty. They don't have to be extra fancy, in fact I imagine that many cards that will be sent will be store bought. But, I thought it might be mighty nice for these men and women to receive some handmade cards, and you all make some awesome cards.

Please don't feel as if I am demanding you participate, I am not. But, if you are going to be doing some holiday cards, please consider sending one. I have the opportunity to live in a military community, and I have the honour of seeing first hand the sacrifice that our military members and their families make on our behalf....this is just a little way to say thank you.

So I looked at the snopes website and it had a link to another snopes website that talked about the Walter Reed address and it actually said that is false. Walter Reed will not accept cards to "recovering soldiers." The website on that is:
BUT, it is true that this year the Red Cross will be hosting an event like that where we can all send in cards and they will distribute them. The website about that is:

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Birthday card

This card was made by: rounding the corners of the green paper then stamping it with a small pattern. Then tie a bow around the green paper. On a white paper stamp your cupcake, use eyelets for sprinkles and color in the other sprinkles. Stamp a candle. Outline some things to make them show up better. Mount on a lighter color. Then using the word window punch, punch out a saying a glue it on. Ta-da!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Great Work

that I've missed out on lately!!! You ladies have been doing some amazing cards!!! With our move in the last couple months and stuff going on I've been slacking on sharing my work here and coming in to see what you have all been up to!!! So, here are a few cards I've done as of late!!!!









Thanks for looking!!!!

Christmas Card

I got the idea for this card from one I saw on Etsy only mine doesn't look as good as the one I saw. I would rather look on Etsy than any of the scrapbooking forums.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Marine Corps Birthday

I have a lot of friends and family who are associated with the Marine Corps for various reasons, so this year I decided to make them all "birthday" cards for the Marine Corps 233rd birthday.

I tried to make the cards look like the Marine Corps Dress Blues uniforms. I couldn't get some of the fine detailing done (couldn't find the supplies out here), but this is the end result.

I am interested in any advice on how to improve them, especially if you have suggestions on doing fine details like braiding, edging, etc.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Breast Cancer Month

I sent this card out to the breast cancer surviors I know last month.

My little sister (8 years old) painted papers for me and that is the background. One flower is raised by a dimentional. The rest is stamped and I did some sponging for the water and on the celebrate life word window. Its a little hard to see.

Christmas for the Children

I will make 3 cards similar to this card (I will change the layout a little) for my nieces (3 and 10) and our nephew (10). The image is from a RAK (random Act of Kidness) it's by High Hopes Santa & Rudy. The paper is The Paper Studio Tis The Season.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Stampin' Up Party cards

It's so fun to see so many people posting cards! I LOVE looking at them. I was going to do a shout-out for Christmas card ideas. Especially ones that use Christmas tree stamps. :)
Here are the cards we made at a stampin' up party about a month ago. They are designed by Julie Alberda. I asked her to create simple cards...aren't they cute?
I LOVE brown and pink!!
This one uses the new "Eastern Blooms" stamp set:
Not sure which stamps this one uses, but it is monochromatic and easy to make!

Friday, November 7, 2008

More cards


I just love doing this because it helps me find ways to use up all the scraps left over from scrapbooking. I have a whole drawer full of 1/4 pieces of paper left from matting photos, etc. Anyway, I think I'm over my huge card-making kick, so I'll stop posting my lame cards...

Sunday, November 2, 2008

This is one of the several styles of Christmas Cards I will be making this holiday season. The stamps are from SU Sleigh Bells Ring set. The saying was heat embossed with gold embossing powder.