Friday, May 25, 2007


We planted all of our flowers last weekend and this is what I awoke too yesterday morning. There was so much snow. The boys had a great time playing and building a snowman. Matthew thoroughly enjoyed eating the snow. The snow was so heavy on the trees. And yes my tulips are just blooming and its the end of May. Gardening here is such a challenge since the season is so short.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

I love the scroll punch. I think it makes the cutest border. I have to say I am going to be sad to say good bye to French Script, I think it may be one of the most useful backgrounds. I won't be getting rid of it quite yet as I just can't seem to part with it. I may also have to hang on to the Both Way Blossoms. There are so many beautiful cards that you can make with it.

Paper-More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White

Ink- Choc chip, old olive, really rust

mustard gros grain, scroll punch

Birthday Cards for Shane

Shane has cancer, his wish is to have a million cards. I would love to know how many cards this little boy is getting. Everyone I know is sending a card. We will send three one from myself and one from each of the two boys. If you would like to see more about Shane you can visit youtube. The card I am sending is one that I used for Mother's Day but it's really cute...
Paper -So Saffron, Old Olive, Chocolate, Whisper White, Petals and Paisley
Ink- Chocolate, Old Olive
Ribbon Caramel Gingham, Chocolate
Scroll punch, horizontal slot

Sunday, May 13, 2007

another challenge

Paper-Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Petals and Paisleys
Ink- Black Staz On, Certainly Celery reinker, real red marker, Old Olive
so saffron brads, Prima flowers

Beate's Challenge

This 6x6 layout is for a challenge for Blog Candy...wowie she hit 200,000 and I have hit 200 hits. I truly admire Beate's style and her creations. She really makes beautiful cards.

Paper- Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Petals and paisley paper

Ink- Chocolate Chip

I had to buy some Prima flowers today and some Bling brads. i can't wait until the new Stampin Up! catalogue has the rhinestone brads..

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Another baby card

I had so much fun creating these cards. I always have a hard time using designer paper on my cards, I feel it should be left for my scrapbook pages. Well I am starting to use my scraps.... I absolutely love the contrast of the two.
Stamps- All about you, Much Appreciated
Ink- Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Paper- Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Wild About You Elephant

I was very busy today. I had to ice a cake for Baby Adam's shower. Then I decided to make his mommy some thank you cards as I know how it can be when you are a new mommy. I seem to work best under pressure....

Paper- Buckaroo Blue, Cranberry Crisp, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Simply Scrappin At home

Ribbon Black Organdy, Cranberry

Ink- Buckaroo Blue, More Mustard, Old olive, Chocolate Chip

horizontal slot and dimensionals

Friday, May 4, 2007

Sketch Challenge

Last week I didn't get to posting a sketch challenge....So here is this weeks. I have my paper and my pictures picked so now I just have to take the time and create.This layout Sketch is from a book called Cherish. I love it and have been using it a lot.
Materials needed...
12x12 base cardstock (2)
12X12 cardstock for mounting (3)
12x12 designer paper (2)

Left Page
a 4x4 (2)
b 3.5x3.5
c 4x4
d 3x8
e 4.5x6.5 (2)

Right Page
f 12x2.5 (2)
g 12x2.5 (2)
h 12x7
i 5x6 (2)
j 1x1 (3)

Titile 1x8


Thursday, May 3, 2007

By Land

This is a card that I made awhile ago for a little boy's birthday.
Paper-Chocolate Chip, Cool Carribean, Whisper white
Ink-chocolate chip, Certainly celery and black
Ribbon- chocolate chip
Stamps By Land