Wednesday, September 30, 2009

3 ladies & a flowerpot

I made this for an aunt's 90th birthday. Sorry if it seems a little blurry, but I wanted to make sure you could see the lace over it.
Stamp: B Line Designs
I used Copic Markers to color in the image.

I love the clear cards, but its so hard to get a decent photo ( a photographer, I am not- just ask my friend Betsy). anyway I used the same stamp line & copic markers to color "her". I used stazon-cloudy white on the clear card - which is Kristal Klear by Gary M Burlin & Co.-Cleveland, Oh & get this......
MADE in U.S.A.

can ya tell I love this stamp line & the different ladies? yes, copic markers used again. Also used a cuttlebug folder to emboss the background.

this is just a simple fast card in the shape of a flowerpot. I used versamark to give it a watercolor effect on the back ground, but of course it does not show in the picture.
Hope you like what you see.
Untill another time...
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4 more cards

Goodness, I have not been here since what??? July??? Now I post twice in one day??
Chilly outside- & it got me in the mood to do cards. These cards were done from a class I took at Cottage Stampers in Hartville, Oh a while back & came home & made some more.
Thomas Kinkade & used Flower Soft- but you can't see the dimension

another T.K. & flower soft

this is a cute little Fish Flower stamp by Impression Obsession with a wiggly eye that you can't see & heat embossed, The white background has a script embossed frm Cuttlebug

Owl is by the same stamp company as the fish flower & has 2 wiggle eyes that you can't see.. The 2-tone background was put thru the Cuttlebug with a distressed embossed folder, then torn and pop-dotted to give it dimension.
Hope you enjoyed looking & stay warm.....
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Monday, July 13, 2009

Ruff Day ?

This was a fast quick card that I made up for someone.
stampset: # C1316 Dogs Life
All c.s./pattern paper- C.T.M.H.
Inks: Brown Bag ( CTMH)
Cuttlebug & Scallop Nestibilities used.

Thanks for looking today....

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Friday, June 19, 2009

My g.d.spent the night & wanted to make a card for her dad. Last Sat. we learned a fun new technique from a friend. So simple/easy & boy she did a good job ( yes, this grandma has "braggin rights". ).

You cover a pc. of cardstock with foil ( we used a cheap brand), then run it thru the cuttlebug ( can use any type of embossing machine) with the "distress" embossing folder.( I am finding that the simple ones like the "distress" or the "swiss dots" turn out the best, altho she did one with "hearts" & a "thanks " that turned out pretty good too. )"Color/pounce" some A.I. on the foil piece. Stamp an image onto clear acetate with Stazon ink.
Put the pieces together for a card. Easy/Peasy.

I think her dad will like his card for Fathers Day...

Stamps used: Vintage car by Stampabilities

Building stamp above the "car": I have no idea.


Mary started a yahoo group called stampingbloggers & posted a question for us to "blog" about; asking us what our favorite stamp company is ( besides the one we sell for, if we are a consultant).

My answer is:

I can't really say I have one or 2 favorites. There are way too many. I am finding out that I like the "vintage " looking stamps -see above photo that my g.d. made. I also love the "collage look, but I can not get "it" to make my own collages, so I find stamps that are allready "collaged". I think in some of my past post I shared a few cards that I did. I also like some of Tim Holtz stamps as some of them are pretty easy for me to put together witthout them looking too sloppy.

Anyway... thats my story(for now)....

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Blog Candy give away....

Ann Clack on Created by Ann!!
Ann is celebrating 1500 posts on her blog, and so she’s giving away a set of FCD stamps(awsome stampset)
Easy to enter, but hurry - time is short...

Hurry on over to see what you need to do to try and win this set from her!!Good luck!!!

One more thing- IMPORTANT... when you go there- please let her know I sent you :)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Copic Markers & Mary V.'s card sketch:

Can't get much better then that, unless there's more Copic's to play with...more sketches from Mary V. to try... more time... more... well, you get the picture. :)

I tried Mary's sketch on the first 2 cards & it was fun to do. To see her sketch please visit her blog:

Hope you like what you see here:
Black; Blue c.s. : Black Magic color core c.s.
Pink c.s. : CTMH
White c.s.: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Black inkpad: Memento
Pink Sassy Strands: CTMH
Cuttlebug embossing folders
Copic Ciao Markers
Treading Waters Punch
Hero Arts ; Great Impressions

Pink ; Blue c.s.: CTMH
white c.s.: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Flower print semi-sheer c.s. : I think it was a Laura Ashley brand
Black lacy strip ( hard to see-but its there) : unknown
Black inkpad: Memento
Cuttlebug & Nesties used
Copic Ciao Markers
Brads: CTMH
River City Rubber Works

White c.s.: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
Blue c.s.: unknown
Flowery semi-sheer: Laura Ashley ( I think)
Black inkpad: Memento
Flower Soft
grey color pencil
Copic Ciao Markers
River City Rubber Works ;
Clear stamps- My Favorite Things

Thanks for stopping by & please leave a comment - good or bad.
Untill another time....
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Treasure Life....

A few wks. ago my niece & I went to a rubber stamp convention in Akron - oh boy the fun!!!
The learning!!!! Sure hope I can remeber everything!
Saw a lot of different ways to do glitter. I think that is the "in" thing for now.
But what I'm showing is not glitter. Wasn't there a song out a long time ago something about everything is not glitter or was that gold - I think Vince Gill sang it ?- oopps Sorry got side tracked here....hehehe.

The top picture is a result of one of the fun learning techniques, that I actually rememberd!
WOW - Imagine that !! hehehe
Anyway... here are the supplies used & the "de"structions.
Hope you like & if you try it - please share your results..
Glossy cardstock: source unknown
C.T.M.H. dye re-inkers - Baby Pink; Amethyst
C.T.M.H. Black inkpad
C.T.M.H. stampset - Treasure Life
91% Rubbing Alcohol - ( make SURE its 91%)
Black Stazon Ink Pad
I put the alcohol in a little spritzer bottle & spritzed the glossy c.s. then I put some drops of re-inker on a felt pad attached to a wood block & just stomped/twisted my way around till I was done. You can lay it aside to dry or speed it up by using your heat gun.
I used the heat gun for a few seconds, then carefully blotted it with paper towel.
then I stamped my image with black stazon inkpad.
I would not use more then 3 colors if I tried this. You can also use a Krylon Gold inkpen first on the glossy c.s. by putting some random dots/blobs ( I would have- but my pen was empty!)
Until another time....
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Friday, April 24, 2009

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The first card was a birthday card for my s-i-l (4/16).
The rest of the cards are general "thinking of you".I made them for my daughter, so she can send them to some of her family members on her father's side. They can use a lot of prayers right now.
All cardstock is black & Daisy white from CTMH. Most of the inks are CTMH.
The stamps are way too many to remember where they come from-sorry.
I do know the 2 bottom cards are Tim Holtz Collection.
I also used some Flower Soft on some of the cards. That is a fun new "must have" item!
Hope you like the cards & leave a comment if you wish.
Thanks for looking.
Until another time.....

Sunday, April 12, 2009


This is double sided cardstock that I got from ToyRiffix in Smithville,OH. They are getting a nice variety of rubber stamps/clear stamps, but it is hard on my pocketbook!!
Anyway.... the directions came from the store employee who does demos every month on different card/scrapbooking techniques.
So of course this was a fun/fast little bag to put together for d.d. & g.k. Easter surprise. The rabbit faces were cut from my cricut "Doodlecharms"
Hope you like & enjoy your day....
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Monday, March 9, 2009

CTMH Consultant card swap/shoe box swap ( as some call it)

A fellow consultant is nice enough to include me in her unit meetings. Yesterday 6 of us got together & made cards - sharing great ideas - doing different techniques. While each of us made/stamped our own set of cards; we only designed one card. So in this set of cards - the one ( last card?? if I put them in here right,) I "created" has the scalloped edge, made with our corner-rounder'; basket full of eggs & the cutest little bunny resting in his shell at the bottom of the basket.
It was a fun Spring time theme card party. Too bad the pictures don't do the cards justice to show off all the fun things we did - pop dot - layering - stippling - distressing - wax paper background stamping - fake sewing. Of course the gal who created the "sewing" card - WOW - her "sewing" was so great & neat looking and... it was all done by hand! Me - I cheated - I brought mine home & used a tracing wheel to get that "sewing " look. What can I say!!!
ALL items- Stamp images - everything ( except a ribbon somewhere) are C.T.M.H.
Anyway... hope you enjoy all the SPRING cards....

Saturday, February 21, 2009



This picture was taken - 3 yrs. ago. (Wow, time for me to start "scrappin" this folder.)

This was co-workers at the "farewell dinner" before A.C.D.C. (M.R.D.D.state run home)closed the doors. The 2 women are sisters.

The 6th Picture Challenge ...
I've been challenged by Mary C. at

( my first "tag" - hope I don't mess it up too bad)

These are the challenge instructions:

1. Go to your photo folder in your computer.

2. Go to the 6th folder of the photos.

3. Go to the sixth picture.

4. Put the picture on your blog and description of it.

5. Invite six friends to join the challenge.

6. Link them in your blog and let them know they have been challenged!

Tagged in this post:


Ms. Speedy:





Please let me know if you do this challenge. It was fun to do - even if the picture brought some bitter-sweet memories back to my mind.

Hope y'all have a good day....

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

American Made

Yesterday I went & visited my 90 yr. young cousin. She is such a joy to talk with & a wealth of info.
Anyways... many yrs( & I do mean many!!!) ago her & her hubby as a hobby started tanning deer hides & it turned into a business. Well, her hubby is passed on now(quite a few yrs. back) & she kept the business going. Now she has turned it over to her step grandson & family, but she still goes there just about every day for a few hours to work.

So anyways.... she knows my love for hats....yep.... the hat came home with me.
I think I gave her a bit of a fright as I told her I was going to wear it to church today. - but she made me promise that I wouldn't. I kept my promise... but oh my it was hard. hehehe

Then, bless her heart- she gave me a pr. of genuine lambskin slippers. Man-oh-man are they ever soft & keep my feet nice & toasty warm (without socks)
so... everytime I wear either one I will have fond memories of her.
BTW: the hat is genuine deerskin



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Monday, February 2, 2009

Sales pitch for favorite stamp company for month of February

1. What are the campaign details?
Dates: February 3–28, 2009
Featured Product: My Acrylix® Good Times stamp set (B-size)
Campaign Offer: To celebrate Close To My Heart’s 25th anniversary, when a Consultant or customer spends a minimum of $25 US / $31.25 CAN stamps (K-size Customized Name and Stamp of the Month excluded), they will receive a custom-designed My Acrylix® Good Times stamp set (B-size with a retail value of $13.95/$17.50) for FREE. This set includes a variety of celebratory images, including “Party On!,” “Hip Hip Hooray,” “Celebrate Good Times,” and star, balloon, cake, and gift package images.

Campaign Item Information
2. What are the item numbers for the Good Times stamp set?

Consultants and customers making qualifying purchases (February 3–28): B1332A

3. What is the retail value of the stamp set?
The retail value of the Good Times stamp set is $13.95/$17.50.

General Campaign Information
4. Can I buy Good Times sets outright?
Sorry, no - this set is free with a qualifying purchase only.

Remember- it can be shipped directly to your home.
thank you & please email me if intrested.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Snow & Ice Storm 1/28/09

The pictures here were taken down at my in-laws in Coshocton county, the day after the storm ripped thru Ohio.
We were without power for about 5 hours & were lucky as some people in that area went without for over 4 days.
The driveway is circular & 2 teen boys came that eve & dug us out. They did such a fantastic job. Everytime I look at these pictures I thank God for them & their great work.

Its kind of hard to " think spring" when you see all this ice & snow, but someone told me today that its only 47 days away. YAAAAY!!!!!
until next time....
Think SPRING...




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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Time sure is moving fast. Hard to believe January is almost over. I have been spending a lot of time down in Plainfield/West Lafayette/Coshocton area as my M.-I.-L. is not doing well at all & she is in a nursing home- so I have been going there & making sure she eats a little & is not in a lot of pain. Then I also go to help F.-I.L. - make sure he eats something & keep him company, I guess.
All-in-all, it keeps me busy. I stay down there & then come home on the wk-ends.

Not a lot of time to do anything creative & fun. But I "played hookey" from housework this eve. & made a few simple cards.
First 2 pictures are the outside/inside of card. All stamps & materials are C.T.M.H. except for ribbon & I used the Cuttlebug Heart embossing folder on the Bubblegum Cardstock(CTMH)
WOW- I love the January Stamp Of The Month " Moments In Time" from CTMH.
You can make neat/fun little calanders for every month from now all the way thru the year 2015.
You can only get this stampset until the end of Jan. So if you want it- please hurry & let me know.
The quote on the bottom of the first card is from a retired CTMH set, the "I love you" heart & inside is "All My Love" stampset- CTMH

The 3rd picture is a stampset that was available in Dec.2008 called Heartthrob. Again everything is CTMH except for the ribbon.

Hope you like the cards & untill another time....

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