Saturday, September 22, 2012

Fall Bday

Here's my entry for this week....I did not exactly follow the sketch but it just wouldn't work with what I was thinking of and kind of evolved but I am submitting it anyway!

I love this tree stamp!  It's from Inkadinkado - "Fall Season".  I inked up a round with Ranger's Distress Inks...Wild Honey, Dusty Concord, and Peeled Paint for the Autumn Sky.  The frame is from Cricut's Elegant Edges.  I punched out a bunch of little leaves with a Fiskar's punch and colored them up with Distress inks....Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Wild Honey, and Vintage Photo.  It's a masculine Birthday so I stayed away from too much bling and ribbon but I had to have some leaves cascading out of the frame and highlighted with a little Diamond Stickles.  The Leaf Gems are from Studio18 that I found last year in the clearance bin.  The patterned papers are both from 2 separate Fall Stacks from DCWV.

Here it is opened up.  The Sentiment stamp is from TPC Studios "Autumn Harvest", the mat is another from the Elegant Edges cartridge cut just a little bigger than the front and I used another stamp from the Inkadinkado set to watermark the center circle (Antique linen Distress).  I really wish I had some photo equipment to take better pictures....the colors here are not as rich as the original and you can't see the detail in the rust patterned paper.....Oh well, don't do that much photography to warrant spending the money!  Autumn Blessings!

Sunday, September 9, 2012


My second entry for Mojo Monday #257!

I wanted sparkle, color and glitter!  I got but the old saying "All that glitters is not Gold" is absolutely true.  Alas it is not the card I saw in my head...I think I should have stayed with just 3 colors...perhaps the red, gold and a cream.  It's not perfect but I know someone who would love to have it anyway so it's not a wasted effort....won't win any awards though!  Not that I have ever won any.............

The red paper is Christmas Swirl Red from "Reminisce", the matted pattern paper is a double sided paper from "Little Yellow Bicycle" called 25 days...I used both sides!  The gold is Shiny Gold from "Express Yourself Creatively" and the green is from the Shimmer Pack from DCWV.

Stamps: Verve - Winter Wonder Remix
Ink: Distress Ink from Ranger - Tumbled glass
Accessories: Create-a-Flake 3 from Spellbinders, little snowflake punch from Fiskars, QuicKuts Nesting Flowers and glitter from I don't remember who :(, EK Success border punch.  Gotta beat the clock to get this linked in....Be Happy.

Saturday, September 8, 2012


Here's my entry for Mojo Monday #257

I am not totally happy with it, I loved the background paper.....a picture of hydrangea so I decided to make some blooms to go on the card, but I think they may have been "Too Much"...too late now!  This card is for my Besty Brenda, she is having issues in her life and it's Birthday time for her, hence the double sentiment.

I used a lot of different stuff just making the little blossoms, cut petals out with my Cricut (Giant Flowers) using white copying paper (Staples) since I wanted them flexible.  then I used a leaf stamp from Inkadinkado to add the veins and colored them up with Copics.  I used a small sun punch that I got from a Scrapping show in Boise that has no Company name on it to make the centers, cut to the center...bunched with a scoring tool and rolled with tweezers.  Can't go into the entire process or no one will ever get through the reading!!!!

The stamps are from Verve, the cardstock is Bazzil's Basic (Spring Breeze and Wild Pansy) and some from The Paper Company (light Lavender and Black).  The Hydrangea paper is from off the rack at JoAnn's and I can't find the company name.

I used my new set of Spellbinder's dies, "Moroccon Accents" for the border and doily, and QuicKutz nesting flowers for scalloped circle.....and an embossing folder from Cuttlebug.  The ribbon that you can hardly see is from Offray.

Inks.....Ranger Distress Inks in Dusty Concord, Milled Lavender, Black Soot, and Antique Linen.

And here's a little Advertising, I got the "hang in there" stamp for free from Verve.  They always put a little stamp in the order as a Thank You.....very classy of you Julee!  That's all for now...stay happy.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Dani Pooh

It's been awhile since I've added anything, the last 3 years have really been trying.  For those of you who don't know September of 2009 I had a lung infection that wiped out all but 30% of my lungs and am now on disability and oxygen, then lost my Mom 2 months later to Pancreatic Cancer.  In March of 2010, I lost my daughter.  She was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of 2 1/2 years and we fought with and for her until she was finally certified cured in 2003 (11 years).  Her cause of death is still unknown, general consensus was an electrolyte imbalance due to dehydration.  I used to think I could get some closure if I just knew for sure why she is no longer with me, but have come to the conclusion that I just am having a hard time with having that hole in my heart, no matter the whys or wherefores.  She was 3 months shy of her 21st Birthday.  This past June I lost my sister to a rare form of Brain Cancer.  Losing loved ones is a part of life and I have lost quite a few people that were dear to my heart and have managed to work through it, but I struggle everyday with the loss of my Daughter.
This one's for you Danielle.  

I saw a card on one of my midnight forays into the blogosphere, that was centered mainly on texture.  I really liked it so I thought I would try it myself.  I started out with plain black and white CS and hauled out the embossing folders and chose these three to use (all 3 are from Sizzix) and then sponged on Ranger's Distress Ink (Spun Sugar) to pop it out.  I used black CS for the Spellbinder's Floral Doily die, cut out the circle with my Cricut used some more Spun Sugar Ink.  The sentiment is from Verve's "Circular Sayings" set and the little black gems are from Studio G.  I put it together and thought it needed a little more and had found these little ribbon flowers in the sewing section of JoAnns, the little ribbon leaves are some scraps I had, I think it is from Offray.

I hadn't gotten anything posted for awhile because I had to tear down my little photo area and didn't get it back up until today.  I have crafted quite a few cards but didn't get them photographed and now they are gone but I managed to make some more and got pictures taken of them so I will be posting some more this week.