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Friday, December 14, 2012

Days of Christmas

My winner for Day 12 is - Margreet - http://margreets-scrapcards.blogspot.com/ Please contact Donna at Cards for Men to arrange for you to collect your prize.

Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

Welcome to Cards for Men Challenge blog’s 3rd anniversary.  They have been doing something special every year to say thank you to all their followers, participants and sponsors. They have enjoyed seeing all of your creations and have been inspired throughout the year and hope you have been also inspired by their creations as well. This year they are having a special “DAYS OF CHRISTMAS” event which started on the 3rd and runs until the 14th of December.  Today is Day 12 of the “DAYS OF CHRISTMAS” event at Cards for Men.  Each day a different team member hosted the event showing their fabulous Christmas card/project.  I am the last one to be hosting this wonderful event.  The sponsor for my day is Letraset.You will need to leave a comment for an opportunity to win their fabulous prize they are offering.  I will be choosing a winner on Saturday by Random.org from all the comments left here today on my blog.


ProMarkers are made by Letraset and are a twin tipped, dye based alcohol marker offering a high quality product at a great price.  Available in 148 colours, they give incredible tonal range and can be applied to a diverse range of materials, not just paper and card.  ProMarkers produce vivid, bright colours right through to the subtlest pastel shades – the translucent inks can also be overlaid and blended, even further extending the range of shades and hues on offer.  ProMarkers quality nibs and inks provide flawless colour lay down with consistent coverage and no unsightly streaking.

Prize offered to a lucky winner is 6 Flexmarkers

I created this Christmas Tree Advent Calendar using my Silhouette Cameo that my husband purchased for me for my birthday.  This is the first project I created using this wonderful machine.  I can’t imagine cutting everything to make this advent calendar by hand.  The boxes, numbers, ornaments and 3D star were all cut with the Cameo.  I used a Martha Stewart Snow Flurry PATP punch for the snowflakes.  The bows were made with Brown, Red and Tan Scrapper’s Floss.  All the printed papers were DCWV Holiday Collection Christmas Stack and Holiday Stack.  The Red, Green and Brown shimmer card stocks are DCWV Shimmer Stack.  And finally the boxes were created using Kraft, Green and Brown card stocks from Recollections.

Well, I hope you have been inspired.  I’ve enjoyed creating this project for such a wonderful event by Cards for Men and was truly honored when asked to participate.  Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the fabulous sponsor prize being offered.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope everyone has a terrific weekend!  Hope you visit again!


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Autumn Molly Pocket Card

Autumn Molly Pocket Card

Autumn Molly Pocket Card1

Autumn Molly Pocket Card2


Good morning and welcome to Craft Us Crazy Challenge #28!  What some spooktacular entries in our last challenge.  This week’s challenge is “Children and/or FALL” with a wonderful sponsor, Stamp Fairy.  The challenge will run from this Thursday, October 11th till Wednesday, October 24th.  Hope you’ll be able to join us for a chance to win a fabulous prize offered by Stamp Fairy.

stampfairy_minibanner_shopWinner prize is a $10.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE


Digital Image:  “Molly – Throughout the Year – September” from Stamp Fairy (colored image with Prisma color pencils & OMS and fussy cut out).

Digital Sentiment:  “Fall into Autumn” from Bross Art Addiction and “Fall” from Shabby Princess – digital.

Digital Papers:  Shabby Princess and Megan Turnridge – Autumn Thoughts.

Card Stocks:  Brown & Rust (Recollections), Tan (Value Pack) and Brown Paper Lunch Bag.

Templates:  “Maple Leaf Iris Folding” from Circle of Crafters and “Gift Tags” from Rubber Stamping About.com.

Die-Cuts:  Nestabilities Circles/Scalloped Circles and Cuttlebug Leaves.

Punches:  Fiskars Leaf Border, EK Scalloped Scallop, MS Laurel Leaf PATP, Marvy Oak Leaf and Punch Bunch:  Small Birch Leaf & Small Grape Leaf.

Inks:  Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Clear Star, Copper Star & White Gel Pens.

Embellishments:  Glitter Acorn (Recollections), Viva Décor Bronze & Ice White Pearl Pens, Star Dust Stickles, Cocoa Jute String, 1/2” Moss Swirls Organza ribbon & 3/8” Totally Gold Twill Tape (Really Reasonable Ribbon) and 7/8” Natural Crochet Lace.


Southern Girls Challenge – Challenge #55 – Tie a Ribbon Around It – Oct. 23rd

4 Crafty Chicks – 4CCC-111 – Tag!  You’re It!! – Oct. 16th

Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog – Challenge #73 – Autumn – Oct. 28th

Crafts and Me Challenges – Challenge 105 – Anything Goes – Oct. 16th

Digi Stamps 4 Joy – Challenge #52 – You’ve Been Tagged! – Oct. 16th

Divas by Design – Challenge #56 – Anything Goes – Oct. 16th

For Fun Challenges – Fall Favorites – Oct. 23rd (Just for Fun – no sponsor)

Inky Impressions Challenge – Colors of Autumn – Oct. 16th

Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Dies and/or Punches – Oct. 17th

Cupcake Craft Challenges – Cupcake #213 – Autumn/Winter – Oct. 14th

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge – Challenge #140 – Autumn Leaves Falling/Fall Colors – Oct. 14th

Love to Create Challenge Blog – Challenge #36 – Fall Fun/Autumn Colors – Oct. 14th

Victorine Stamps – Challenge #44 – Lots of Layers

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a wonderful week and have an opportunity to participate in Craft Us Crazy Challenge!  See you real soon!


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Mega Blog Candy Alert from Bearly Mine Crafts

Selection of Flowers

Mega Blog Candy from Bearly Mine Crafts

The amount is unbelievable!  It contains a total of 9 rubber stamps (4 – Kenny K, 2 LOTV Christmas, 2 – Saturated Canary and 1 – LaBlanche), 9 dies (a mix of Spellbinders, Memory Box and Cheery Lynn), a selection of Christmas ribbons, loads of flowers and some surprises Donna will be including to celebrate her upcoming birthday and Christmas.  A totally dream come true package of goodies!

Little Darlings Rubber Stamps


KK Rubber Stamps

LOTV Stamps

Crafty Ribbons

La Blanche Rubber Stamp

Dies Collection


The candy will run until November 30th, just in time for a chance to win this crafting package before Christmas.  Just a few rules that Donna would like for you to follow:

  1. Become a follower of her blog if you aren’t already.
  2. Post the candy picture in your sidebar on your blog.
  3. Mention this blog candy in a post on your blog to help spread the word.
  4. Visit Bearly Mine Crafts blog and enter your name by the widdle blue frog. 

Enter only once!  Those who do not follow the rules will unfortunately have their entries removed.

So, come stop by Bearly Mine Crafts and enter for a wonderful opportunity to have this spectacular package of craft items delivered to your home right before Christmas.  And be sure to follow those few simple rules Donna has stated above to make your chances much better.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!



Sunday, September 30, 2012

Ivy Witch Broom Pocket Card

Ivy Witch Broom Pocket Card

Ivy Witch Broom Pocket Card1

Ivy Witch Broom Pocket Card2

289888Well it’s time once again for the Roses last Sunday of the month challenge.  This month was for me to choose a challenge for the Roses to create.  I thought it would be fun to do any type of Iris Folding on their card/project.  I had never tried this before.  Boy was this fun to do.  If you get the opportunity, stop by the other Roses (Betty, Connie, Kerrie, Mary Anne, Olga and Sue) to see what they have created.  Their blogs are listed on my column on the right side.


Digital Image:  “Ivy Witch Broom” from The Greeting Farm (Colored with Prisma color pencils and OMS, fussy cut and popped up with 3D Foam Squares).

Stamp Sentiments:  “Spider Web” from Studio G and “Happy Halloween” from Imaginisce.

Card Stocks:  Yellow and Black (Recollections).

Digital Papers:  Prints from Bearly Mine Designs, Digital Delights and Amuse Studio.

Iris Folding Pattern:  “Halloween Witch Hat” from Craftsuprint.

Punches:  MS Spider Web PATP, MS Arch Lattice, MS Branch, EK Success Scalloped Scallop and Punch Bunch Small Birch Leaf.

Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Black Soot Distress Ink and White Gel Pen.

Embellishments:  Yellow, Blue and Black Gems, Black Glitter Spiders (Recollections), Boo Brad (Studio G), White Scrapper’s Floss, Black Lace (Wild Orchid Crafts), 5/8” Grape Diamond Satin Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), 4mm Rose Buds, 10mm Purple Roses, 15mm Jet Black Roses and 20mm 2-Tone Purple Rose (all from Wild Orchid Crafts).


The Corrosive Challenge Blog – Challenge #159 – Something Wicked This Way Comes – Oct. 13th

The Squirrel and the Fox – Challenge #27 – Celebrate the Occasion – Oct. 4th~

2 Sisters Challenge Blog – Challenge #111 – Favorite Stamps – Oct. 5th~

Catch the Bug Challenge Blog – Seasonal/Fall Harvest – Oct. 6th

Hiding in My Craft Room – HIMCR #65 – Freestyle – Oct. 6th

Just Some Lines – Lets Celebrate Fall! – Oct. 4th~

Clearly Inspired Challenge – Challenge #60 – Fall into Fall – Oct. 4th~

Polka Doodles – Week #39 – Favourite Holiday and Add the Colour Teal – Oct. 7th

The Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge Blog – Challenge #3 – Purple – Sept. 30th~

Eureka Stamps – Challenge #7 – Animals – Sept. 30th~

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you come back for another visit!  Have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Penny Trick or Treat Pocket Card

Penny Trick or Treat Pocket Card

Penny Trick or Treat Pocket Card2

Penny Trick or Treat Pocket Card4


Good morning, everyone!  I’ve got exciting news – I’ve been chosen to be on Craft Us Crazy design team.  I am truly honored and ecstatic!  So, welcome to Craft Us Crazy Challenge #27.  This week’s challenge is Halloween and/or Anything Goes with a fabulous sponsor, The Cutting Cafe.  The challenge will run from Thursday, September 27th till Wednesday, October 10th.  Hope you’ll be able to join us for a chance to win a wonderful challenge prize offered by The Cutting Cafe.



THE CUTTING CAFÉ … OWNER REGINA EASTER (lovely lovely lady!!!)  If you haven’t checked out her store, please do!! She’s got a range of printable stamps and files for those with cutting machines. But the great thing about Regina’s files are that they also come with PDF files so you can cut them by hand.

Winner will receive THREE Sets from The Cutting Café of their choice.

This card was created using a few different techniques that I have never tried before.  First, I designed my card to be a pocket card.  Secondly, the cat was created doing an iris fold – which was really fun.  And thirdly, the star in the upper left hand corner was a tea fold technique. 


Digital Image:  “Penny Trick or Treat” from The Greeting Farm (Colored with Prisma color pencils, fussy cut out and popped up with 3D Foam Squares).

Stamps:  “Happy Halloween” from Imaginisce, “Trick or Treat” from Michael’s and “Spider Web” from Studio G.

Template:  “Halloween Cat” from Circle of Crafters – Iris Folding.

Techniques:  Iris Folding and Tea Folding.

Card Stocks:  Black and Kraft (TAC).

Digital Papers:  Bearly Mine Designs, Digital Delights, Granny Paper Enchanted, Paper Printables, Free Digital Scrapbooking and Far Far Hill.

Die-Cuts:  Die-namics Ticket, Memory Box Amana Circle and Whimsy Stamps Corner Die Set & Double Scallop Tag Die.

Punches:  MS Iron Gate PATP and EK Success Scalloped Scallop.

Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Wild Honey & Black Soot Distress Inks and White Gel Pen.

Embellishments:  Silver Jingle Bell (Stampin’ Up!), Purple Rhinestones, Black Glitter Spider (Recollections), Viva Décor Orange Pearl Pen, Star Dust & Starry Night Stickles, Gauze, Black Scrapper’s Floss, Orange Jute (Really Reasonable Ribbon), 1/2” Apricot Swirls (Really Reasonable Ribbon), 1.5” Black Crochet Lace (Really Reasonable Ribbon) and 3D Foam Squares.


Southern Girls Challenge – Spot and Stripes – Oct. 9th

Pixie Dust Studio – Colour Challenge – Orange, Green, Purple and Black – Oct. 3rd~

Inky Impressions Challenge – Animals – Oct. 2nd~

The Paper Shelter – Challenge #83 – Anything Goes – Oct. 2nd~

Whimsy Stamps Challenge – Challenge #53 – Anything Goes – Oct. 10th

Creative Craft Challenges2 – Anything Goes – Oct. 1st~

Through the Craftroom Door – Challenge #37 – Anything Goes – Oct. 1st~

Crafty Cat Weekly Challenge – Challenge #152 – Lace and Ribbons – Oct. 4th~

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope everyone has a terrific week and has an opportunity to participate in Craft Us Crazy Challenge!  See you next time!



Sunday, September 16, 2012

Pirate’s Ship Birthday Card

Pirate's Ship Birthday Card

Pirate's Ship Birthday Card1

Pirate's Ship Birthday Card2

I created this pirate’s ship for my grandson, Aiden, for his birthday.  He just turned 6 years old.


Digital Images:  “Buccaneer Marci” and “Pirate Luka” from La La Land Crafts (colored images with Prisma color pencils and OMS; fussy cut them out).

Digital Sentiment:  “Pirate Life Banner” from TLC.

Template:  “Ship” from Sandra’s Scrap Shop.

Card Stocks:  Tan, Brown, Medium Brown & Dark Brown (TAC), Blue print (K & Company) and Map print (from internet).

Punches:  Fiskars Boundary Waters Border and Stampin’ Up! 1/2” & 3/4” Circle.

Inks:  White & Black Gel Pens and Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain Distress Inks.

Embellishments:  Silver Anchor & Helm Charm, Silver & Platinum Stickles, Medical Gauze, Twine and 3D Foam.

Challenges entered:

Dream Valley Challenges – Challenge #41 – Celebrations – Sept. 29~

No Matter Which Challenges – Challenge #2 - Die Cuts and/or Punches – Sept. 30~

The Squirrel and the Fox – Challenge #26 – Anything Goes – Sept. 20~

Crafty Challenge Calendar – September Challenge – Colour Challenge – Browns & Creams – Oct. 5~

Our Craft Lounge – OCL:  All About Twine – Sept. 20~

Totally Papercrafts Friday Challenges – Challenge #134 – Use your Favorite Stamp – Sept. 20~

Charisma Cardz Challenges – Challenge #36 – Shaped Cards – Sept. 19~

Divas by Design – Challenge #52 – For A Child – Sept. 18~

Paper Pretties – PWC223 – Paper Punches – Sept. 18~

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope everyone has a fabulous week!


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pink Hearts Roses Anniversary Card

Pink Hearts Roses Anniversary Card

(with tag)

Pink Hearts Roses Anniversary Card1

I created this card for my son, Travis and his wife, Mercedes for their 3rd wedding anniversary.


Digital Image:  “Hearts Roses – colored” from Fred She Said.

Digital Sentiment:  “For a Special Couple” from Crafty Sentiments.

Stamps:  “Lavish Flourishes” from Whimsy Sets.

Stamped Sentiment:  “Happy Anniversary” from TAC – Trendy Greetings set.

Card Stocks:  Kraft and Mauve (TAC) and White Heart Doily.

Digital Papers:   Pink Stripe and Green (Computer Scrapbook - Romantic Roses 1) and Pink Floral (Bearly Mine Designs).

Die-Cuts:  Double Scallop Tag and Corner Die Set (Whimsy Stamps).

Punches:  MS Swirling Lace PATP, MS Heart Scallop Heart, Stampin’ Up! Pinking Hearts Border, EK Success Scalloped Scallop Border, Punch Bunch Medium Fern and Marvy Rounded Corner.

Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Antique Linen Distress Ink.

Embellishments:  String of White Pearls, White Lace (Wild Orchid Crafts), Pink Gingham Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), 3/8” Pink Gingham, Viva Décor Ice White & Magenta Pearl Pens, Star Dust Stickles and 3D Foam.

Tools:  Sewing Machine and Tan Thread.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Sitting Luka Baseball Birthday Card

Sitting Luka Baseball Birthday Card

(inside of card)

Sitting Luka Baseball Birthday Card1

I created this card for for my son, Travis’ birthday.  He turned 22 years old today.


Digital Image:  “Sitting Luka” from La-La Land Crafts, “Baseball Glove” from Fred She Said – Catch Your Heart set and the Baseballs I found on the computer.

Stamped Sentiments:  “Birthday sentiment” from Stampendous! – Birthday Assortment and “Alphabet Letters” from Studio G.

Digital Paper:  “Paper Ball Dreams” from Computer Scrapbook.com

Card Stock:  Kraft (TAC).

Die-Cuts:  Nestabilities Stars Five and Star Circles.

Punches:  Stampin’ Up! 1/2” Circle.

Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Tools:  Sewing Machine and Burgundy Thread.

Embellishments:  3D Foam.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a terrific weekend!



Mermaid Marci Birthday Card

Mermaid Marci Birthday Card

(inside of front step card)

Mermaid Marci Birthday Card1

I created this front panel step card for someone very special and dear to my heart for their birthday. 


Digital Image:  “Mermaid Marci” from La-La Land Crafts.

Stamped Image:  “Flourishes” from Whimsy Stamps – Lavish Flourishes.

Stamped Sentiments:  “Happy Birthday” from Stampendous! – Orchid Greetings and “Birthday Verse” from Stampendous! – Birthday Assortment.

Template:  Clam Shell from computer.

Card Stocks:  Green Pearl, Coral, Rose, Beige, Green, Light Green and Medium Green (DCWV – The Coral Couture Stack) and Print (DCWV – The Coral Couture Stack).

Die-Cuts:  Spellbinders Shapeabilities Floral Flourishes & Fancy Tags, Cuttlebug From the Sea and Die-namics Leafy Flourish.

Punches:  EK Success Daisy, MS Hydrangea & Branch and Punch Bunch Medium Fern.

Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Brush Corduroy Distress Ink.

Embellishments:  Pearls, Star Dust Stickles (mermaid) and Medical Gauze.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!  Hope you visit again and have a wonderful weekend!


Monday, July 23, 2012

Coral Phlox Flowers Birthday Card

Coral Phlox Flowers Birthday Card

(inside card)

Coral Phlox Flowers Birthday Card1

This card was created for a co-worker at work that just turned 21.  The card design I created was done by my really wonderful friend, Olga.  I just love her creations.  She does such gorgeous work. 


Stamp Sentiments:  Birthday sentiments from Stampendous! – Birthday Assortment set.

Card Stocks:  Coral (DCWV – Brights) and White (Georgia Pacific).

Die-Cuts:  C.C. Designs Cutters:  Phlox Flowers, Leafy Branch and Leaves.  Whimsy Stamps Corner.  Die-namics:  Faux Crochet Border and Oval Decorative Doily Duo.

Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Kassie’s Brocade.

Inks:  Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

Embellishments:  White Pearls and 3D Foam.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!  Hope you have a terrific week!


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Prima Donna Petals Birthday Card

Prima Donna Petals Birthday Card

(inside card)

Prima Donna Petals Birthday Card1

I created this card for my daughter-in-law, Mercedes for her birthday.


Stamp sentiments:  “Happy Birthday!” from Stampendous! – Birthday Assortment set.

Card Stocks:  White (Georgia Pacific) and Print (DCWV – Fresh Floral Stack).

Die-Cuts:  Cuttlebug Vintage Dies, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Floral Flourishes, Memory Box Lace Circle and Die-namics Prima Donna Petals.

Punches:  MS Eyelet Lace PATP.

Inks:  Worn Lipstick/Bundled Sage Distress Inks and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

Embellishments:  Viva Décor Kiwi Pearl Pen, White Pearl and 3D Foam.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Delicate Roses Wedding Card

Delicate Roses Wedding Card

(inside card)

Delicate Roses Wedding Card1

This card was created for my husband’s co-worker, Randy and his beautiful bride, Ammie.  We attended their wedding last weekend in Oak Park, Illinois held at the Cheney Mansion.  The mansion is almost 100 years old and absolutely gorgeous.  The garden setting was amazing.  


Sentiment:  Computer generated wedding sentiment.

Card Stocks:  White (Georgia Pacific).

Die-Cuts:  Spellbinders Shapeabilities Bitty Blossoms, Nestabilities:  Ovals, Floral Ovals and Romantic Rectangles, Die-namics:  Oval Decorative Doily Duo, Leafy Flourish and Faux Crochet Border and Whimsy Stamps Corner Die Set.

Template:  Bracket Label A (Paper Wishes).

Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Kassie’s Brocade Embossing Folder.

Inks:  Spun Sugar and Bundled Sage Distress Inks.

Embellishments:  White Pearls, Green Ofray w/Satin Edges Ribbon and 3D Foam Tape. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope everyone is having a wonderful week and had a fabulous 4th of July with family and friends!  It has been extremely hot here in Wisconsin.  Yesterday the temperature was 102 and will be again today.  Finally looking at a relief this weekend.  Stay cool and safe!


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