Saturday, December 31, 2011


I had surgery on 12/27 for what they thought was a torn rotater cuff. It ended up being just an impingement. The recovery time should be shorter but boy it hurts! The meds they gave me do nothing. I have given myself some reiki treatments and that really helps the pain. I have 3 stab wounds on my right shoulder (I'm right-handed too!) that look like they were stitched back together by a 3 yr. old! I have been laying around mostly watching TV and reading. I have been making meals and doing the dishes too. I go to the Dr. this coming week and hopefully will get back into PT to get my arm moving. Happy New Year everyone!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Stampin' Sisterhood Sunday

I am entering this card into the Stampin' Sisterhood Sunday challenge which was a sketch. I have taken some liberties with the sketch. My image is from Rubbernecker stamps called "Snowflakes on Tongues." I colored it with copic markers and added some snow dimension on the bottom. I cut out snowflakes from a punch I have.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Two Challenges

I am entering this card into two challenges this week. Drunken Stampers challenge is to use glitter. There is glitter on Santa's suit, hat and presents. JUGS Challenge this week is to make a center step card. The instructions are on Split coast stampers and it is easy! This is the first one I ever made. It did not scan as well as I had hoped, I couldn't get it straight due to the layers and the pop up Santa. The pop-up Santa is from Handmade Art, something I found in the Dollar Store (wish I had bought more...sigh!) I used a punch to make the snowflakes and the snow on the bottom. The paper is from my scrap pile. I always love it when I can make a dent in that!

Christmas card

I made this for the Sunday Stampin' Sisterhood but found out it was already closed. Serves me right for waiting until the last minute! I used the new window die from poppy it! I used DCWV holly paper for the circle. I used tree images from Rubbernecker stamps (lg. tree), and from 2 different CTMH sets. I used an MS punch for the "swag" on the window sill.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Sisterhood Sundays

I created this card using DCWV snowflake dp and CTMH juniper cardstock. I used Rubbernecker's Snowflakes and Stardust set for the tree and the snowflakes. The tree was embossed with Ranger silver embossing powder. I used a nestability to cut the area around the tree and I used 3 half pearls. This card is for the Stampin' Sisterhood Challenge.

Birthday Card

This is a birthday card I made for my friend's Mom who will be 94 on Dec. 4th, God Bless Her!
I used Tim Holtz' "collage" embossing folder for the background and sponged it with Distress Inks Tea Dye color. I then added a pc. of old catalog dp that I had laying around along with the vintage picture. I put the leaf on there. It is very sparkly but did not show up on the scan. I am entering this card into the following challenge: Drunken Stampers "Monochromatic" challenge.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Card Carousel

Get a free "Santa's Magical Sleigh" card making template and gift box from Card Carousel
It is adorable!

Penny Black Challenge

This is for this weeks Penny Black Saturday challenge which was "green and trees." I used PB "line of pines" stamp, DCWV dp, white sakura pen for snowflakes, and some stickles for the snowbank. The sentiment was from CTMH and the pearls were something I had in my stash.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

I'm Copic Certified!

I took a Copic marker certification class with Colleen Schaan. Yea! I'm certified!!! I can Teach!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Our Vintage Affair Blog Candy

There is some great blog candy going on at Our Vintage Affair blog. Nine lucky people will win. Check it out: and check out my sidebar for more info. Thanks!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Digi Stamp Boutique Give Away Competition

Digi Stamp Boutique is offering this digi to anyone who signs up for their site, leaves a comment, and posts on their blog. I so wanna win her...isn't she just the cutest? You also get a L5 voucher to spend. Check it out.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Evan

This is a simple card I made for a 4 yr. old whose birthday is today. I used Our Craft Lounge stamp set that I won!!! I colored the image with Copic markers and used some scrap green paper for the bottom half. I'm really getting to love kraft paper. I am submitting this to Drunken Stampers challenge "It's all about him."

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Five Challenges

I made this card for 5 challenges plus 1 more. I had the digi on my computer but, unfortunately, I don't know where it came from. I used Copic markers to color, used #2 tags to cut out, I sponged the image to age it with Vintage Photo from Ranger, I used newspaper image type paper from Hot off the Press, some kraft paper for the card, and some pearls I had laying around. I am entering this card into the following challenges:
1. Case Study Challenge-so summery
2. My Time Made Easy- use the colors red, lt. pink, ivory, and lt. green
3. Wild Orchid challenge- use a die cut
4. One Stop craft Challenge- use lots of bling (although this doesn't look like alot, it is for me.)
5. Craft Your Days Away- Mother's day card
6. Papertake Weekly- use 3 of something (bling pearls)

Two challenges

I'm entering this card into 2 Challenges:
1. Haunted Design house- use a skull on your project.
2. Charisma Cardz- use a die cut.
I used a Tiddly Inks digi image for this card. I had leftover paper from another project which I used. I used a spellbinder for the scallop. I colored the image with Copic markers.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Several Challenges

I am entering this into several challenges:
1. Allsorts: Anything Irish
2. Simply Create: Mono (green)
3. Paperplay challenge: green, good luck
4. Crafty Hos: green, gold and white (Yes, there is a little white on the bottom and top shamrock, they are green and white gingham.)
5. Papertake Weekly: Zingy yellow or gold (I used gold Smooch on the coins along with Copic markers.)
6. Opus-Gluei: Use odd bits laying around (shamrocks from another project)
This is a Dustin Pike freebie digi. The shamrocks were stamped with a CTMH stamp on scrap paper I had laying around. I made a bunch for another project. I colored the image with Copic markers and used gold Smooch on the coins and the leprechauns hat and buttons. I used green Smooch on the shamrock on the front of his pot.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

For my sister!

A clean and simple card for my sister. We were just talking about a guy who resembles a monkey and wears a fez. I found this Dustin Pike digi image and made her a card. She is gonna fall over laughing when she sees this. On the inside I made it appear like it was from him saying he can't wait to see her and signed it "Love, Fez"

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Three challenges

I am entering my card in three challenges:
1. Spotted chick: use kraft paper
2. Corrosive challenges: green
3. Crafty hos: St. Patrick's Day
I used green paper that I had hanging around, CTMH stamp for the shamrocks and the sentiment, kraft paper I had hanging around, and a ribbon I had hanging around. Too bad I couldn't find a challenge to use up stuff laying around the craft room. LOL

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Three Challenges

I am entering this card into 3 challenges today.
1. Papertake Weekly, this sketch
2. Spoonful of sugar, birthday wishes
3. Corrosive challenges, mythical creatures
I used scrap paper that I had in my stash for the card base and stripes. I used a generic stamp for the birthday greeting. I used a Dustin Pike image that was a freebie. I love him. I colored with copic markers and used Rangers vintage photo to distress the image. I used my nestabilities to make the scalloped square that my image is printed on.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Three Challenges

I am entering this card into 3 Challenges:
1. Penny Black Saturday Challenge #139 Men's cards. I used a PB these chickadees sitting on a branch. I used DCWV dp and a tag nestie. I put 2 dots of green apple Smooch on either side.
2. The Play Date Cafe challenge #69 which is a color challenge using red, green and black. Love these colors together!
3. Case Study Challenge #27. They hooked up with Play Date Cafe for this challenge. They want to "Copy and Share Everything."

Card Patterns Anniversary

This is Card Patterns #103 sketch. It is their 2nd anniversary. I used Hero Arts stamps as they are the sponsor this week. I used kraft cardstock, autumn terracotta dp from CTMH along with CTMH ink, autumn terracotta, brown bag and chocolate. I distressed the circles with Ranger's Vintage photo. I used a ribbon from my stash. I punched out tiny leaves from paint cards I got at the store.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

It's Your Day

I made this card for 2 challenges:
Clearly I Stamp posted this gorgeous sketch. They also provided the free digi image, which I fell in love with.
Charisma Cardz challenge was to base a project on "Spring has Sprung". Pretty good for me since Central New York is covered in snow.

Get Well Soon

I entered this into 3 Challenges;
1. Catch the Bug had a freebie digi of Itchy the dog that I used (love him!) They wanted a Get Well Card.
2. JUGS wanted a color challenge using kraft, aqua, and melonberry.
3. Cupcake Craft Challenges wanted one heart on your card.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Pretty in Pink

Penny Black challenge 138 is Pretty in Pink. My scanner does not show the vibrant pink and maroon on my card unfortunately! This is a new PB hedgie image that I just purchased. I love my hedgies! I colored them with Copic markers. All the paper is from my stash that I'm trying to use up and I used a Martha Stewart punch for the sides. Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!

To Bud from the Cat

I made this Valentine's Day card for my friend Bud from his cat Tony. I love this image from Rubbernecker stamps. Only Tony could get locked in the washer by a mouse! That's how his life with Bud rolls! I am entering this into Drunken Stampers challenge which is no sentiment.

Some Bunny Loves You

My friend Bud has been feeding this beautiful rabbit outside his house. He puts out a paper plate with carrots on it. I asked him "What, no napkin?" I finally saw the bunny the other night. Bud has built a little lean to for him and everything. SOOO...being the smart a$$ I am, I had to make this Valentine card for him from the bunny! I am submitting this to Crazy 4 Challenges (hearts), A Spoonful of Sugar (let's see some love),Papertake Weekly (have a heart), and finally to Crafty Ho's (love theme). Have a great Valentine's Day everyone!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Love Bug

I made this card to cover 6 challenges...I hardly ever do that! I used CTMH stamps for the sentiment from the Love Bug set, CTMH images for the 3 hearts from Love set, a digi image of the Love Bug from Digi-Stamp Boutique that was free, Copic markers for the bug, CTMH ink in Holiday red and Hollyhock for the hearts, and some maroon paper I had laying around. I am entering the following challenges:
The Secret Crafter Saturday challenge: Valentine card
Crazy 4 Challenges: Valentine card
Allsorts: Valentine's Day (they had the site for the free Love Bug from Digi-stamps)
Just Us Girls: sketch
Crafty Hos: no dp
Carisma cards: no embellishments

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Evan's Valentine's Day Card

My little buddy Evan loves Buzz Lightyear. He goes to a preschool and they will have a Valentine's day party. Evan was given a choice of a monkey, a dinosaur, and Buzz. Of course, he chose Buzz! I colored it with Copics. I think we are going to do a match pack card and put a small pc. of Hershey candy inside. The card will probably read "Be my Valentine to infinity and beyond!"

CPS Card Sketches #203

Penney-Torrente stamp from Stampotique "Girl with Lunchbox". In this case it is a Doctor's bag. I used dp from my stash, an unnamed love stamp, manilla folder and heart and lip stickers. I used Copic Markers to color the image.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

For Linda and my Sister

Character stamp is from American Art Stamp, "coffee clutch" by Emerson Quillan. The sentiment is from Viva Las Vegas Stamps. They have some hysterical stamps, check them out.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Years Day Cards...VIC images

These images were from Vintage Craft Images They made beautiful coasters out of the images. I decided to make cards. There is another image that is gorgeous too. I used Tim Holtz game spinners and gears to represent time (okay, maybe it's just me). I used paper from my stash and on the first one I used a cuttlebug folder to make the snowflakes.

Late Christmas Card

I gave this card to a co-worker who has a strange sense of humor like I do. On the inside of the card I put a piece of notebook paper and stamped on the top of it "Dear Santa, I can explain". He thought it was pretty funny. I colored the image with Copic markers and used a cuttlebug folder for the background.