Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Small Treasures...

Good Evening everyone,

Sorry to have been absent the last few days, but I have been busy writing, I have a short story for an anthology that I have to turn in by September 1st, so I am working on it, tweaking and editing and getting it ready to go to the publisher, but anyway, I did take some time out to create a little bit.  This is just part of the set I am working on, there will be 6 cards in all, with envelopes and a box.  Here are what the first three look like, so please be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you think!! *smiles*

These are 3 x 3 cards, and will have envelopes to go with them in a gift box.  The other three will be in Purple, Green, and Orange I think.  Thank you for looking and hope you enjoy.

Monday, August 12, 2013

PP158 & a Tri Fold Shutter Card....

Whew, talk about time consuming.  I don't know if its just the card, or me *smiles* but I worked on this card off and on all day long. *wipes sweat from her brow, guzzling down a gallon of water* but I finished it, and you know, when I started this card earlier today, I had no idea that The Paper Players would be choosing the colors that I used on my card.  Is that luck? or what? *smiles again* Anyway, I had made the base of this card a long time ago, and had tried to embellish it, and messed up so tossed it.  Then I immediately made another base, and it has been sitting in my scrap box all this time.  Well I found it when I found the center step base from my earlier post here. Anyway, I decided to give it another try, and honestly, I dont know that I will attempt it again.  I hope you all like it, and please be sure to comment below.  So on to the card *grins*:

There you go, let me know what you think, and hope you have a wonderfully creative day!!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Challenges & me Part Dieux

Hello again, 

Well you know how I said earlier that I really didn't know if I liked the card I did before?  Well, after some thought, I decided to do another card using the color combination from the Color Q blog challenge.  I like this one better, and I did add an extra color, so I hope that doesn't dis-qualify me from the challenge, but if it does, I still had fun and like the way this one turned out much better.  So, let me know what you think *smiles* and please leave a comment if you don't mind.  

My second cQc#201 Challenge Card:

Below are the supplies I used to make this card:

Stamps: Of the Earth, Asian Artistry

Cardstock: Night of Navy, Coral, Dark Grey, Soft Sky, and White

Inks: Night of Navy, Cameo Coral (Don't have Calypso Coral so substituted the Cameo Coral), Soft Sky and River Rock

Again, thanks for stopping by and have a creative inky day. 


Challenges & Me.....

Afternoon everyone,

I wasn't sure if I would be able to do the challenges today, but got up and decided that I wanted to give it a try.  Well, I did a card, but I can honestly say that the base is not my favorite.  I like the way the stamped image turned out, but the rest of it, not sure I like it.  I may embellish it a little more and see if I like it better, but please, tell me what you think!! *smiles* Anyway, I combined two challenges into one today, ColourQ challenge cQc#201 and then the CAS(E) this Sketch! CTS#40.  I like the color combination and the sketch layout also.  There are a lot of talented ladies on both of these blogs so check them out!!  Now for today's card, before the writing starts.

Below are the details of this card.  Thanks for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps: Of the Earth

Cardstock: Night of Navy, Light Grey, Dark Grey, Soft Sky, and White

Inks: Night of Navy, Cameo Coral (Don't have Calypso Coral so substituted the Cameo Coral), Soft Sky.

Hope you have a fun creative day!!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

CTD254 and a Center Step

I have to say I love the look of dimensional cards, and I love the center step and side step cards.  I had made a couple, one is shown on this blog using the chalkboard technique.  Anyway, off track here, so let me get back to it, I found a blog recently through Pinterest, *holds up hands* I know I know, I am addicted to it, thanks to the dear friend who introduced me to is *smiles* you know who you are *winks.  Anyway, I found this wonderful blog called The Color Throwdown, and each week they post a set of colors and the challenge is to create a card using those colors they have listed, or colors close to or similar to the colors listed.  Well I decided this week I would give it a try and have to say I am happy with the way the card turned out.  Below is a picture of my card, then at the bottom I will list the sets used, inks used and card dimensions. Hope you enjoy it, and please leave a comment and let me know what you think!!!

Hope you like them, and please leave a comment letting me know what you think!! 

And as promised, here are the products I used to make this card:

Card Dimensions: 5 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in

Stamps: Baroque Motifs, True Friend

Inks: So Saffron, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, and Soft Sky

Paper: White, So Saffron, and Kraft for card base.

Punch: 1 1/2 in Scalloped Circle Punch

Embellishments: Pearl in the Medallion, Dark Blue and Clear Rhinestone Bling

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Hmmm Triple Time Again.....

But do I like it better than the other Triple Time card? Not sure, so tell me what you think about it. *smiles*   I am very fond of Red, Black and White, and I do like the looks of it, especially with the clear and red rhinestones on it,  but it was harder to line up than I thought, but I still think it looks ok.  So tell me what you think?

So there it is.  Tell me what you think, and I love comments.  Below you can find the stamps and colors I used, and the dimensions of the card. Thanks for reading and following *smiles*

Stamp sets: Priceless, True Friends, Baroque Motifs, and Asian Artistry (All from Stampin' Up)

Ink Colors: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black and River Rock

Embellishments: Clear and Red self stick rhinestones

Cardstock:  Basic Black, Red, and White

Card Dimensions, starting with top layer and going to card base:

2 x 3 1/4 White Cardstock

2 1/4 x 3 1/2 Red Cardstock

3 x 4 1/4  White Cardstock

3 1/4 x 4 1/2  Red Cardstock

4 x 5 1/4  White Cardstock

4 1/4 x 11 folded in half to make a 
4 1/4 x 5 1/2  Black Cardbase

Again, thanks for stopping by, and hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Thinking of you, Triple Time

Good afternoon,

I haven't been feeling very creative lately, but was cruising through Pinterest (I am so totally addicted to it, and all the neat and unique things that people post) when I ran across this card.  I love it, and will one day own the stamp set that was used on the original card.  I had seen several tutorials on this technique but didn't have the creativity or gumption to give it a try, until today.  I think it turned out very well for my first shot at it.  The card that inspired me can be found here and then the demonstrators tutorial can be found here.  Another good tutorial for this technique is on  I am sure there are dozens of videos for this technique out there, but these are the ones that I really liked best out of all the videos and tutorials I have read.

So, here is my version of the Triple Time stamping technique.  Hope you like it, and I will list the supplies I used and the measurements at the bottom of the post.

Here is a list of supplies I used for this card, and the measurements for this top fold card.

All products are Stampin' up unless otherwise specified:

Inks: Chocolate Chip, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, and Old Olive

Stamp Sets: Green House Garden, Vintage Vogue, Best Blossom

Sentiment: Three Little Words

Cardstock: Kraft and Off White

Card Dimensions, starting with top layer and going to card base:

2 x 3 1/4 Off White Cardstock

2 1/4 x 3 1/2 Kraft Cardstock

3 x 4 1/4  Off White Cardstock

3 1/4 x 4 1/2 Kraft Cardstock

4 x 5 1/4 Off White Cardstock

4 1/4 x 11 folded in half to make a 
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Kraft Cardbase

Enjoy and if you decide to make one, post a link to your blog in my comments so I can cruise on by and have a look.  Thanks for reading and have a wonderful day!!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

A little Pinterest inspiration.....

Well I know I have been gone a while, but I am slowly trying to make my way back to the land of blogging. Life has been kind of hectic, with two sick parents, and my own issues but I am still plugging away. I have a dear friend, who tells me everyday that I should make some cards, do something creative etc. She is my muse and the one that encourages me to dig through the closet, find my stamps and ink pads, pull out he cardstock and the paper cutters and make some beautiful. So, I do, from time to time, but she still loves me even when I don't get in there and make something. Anyway, she and I share all of our great finds and creations with each other, and even though we cannot be together to create masterpieces *yet that is* we are together in heart and mind. Anyway, let me show you what I made *smiles*. Enjoy and let me know what you think, remember I love comments!!

And this is the one I got my inspiration from.

Hope you enjoy and will be back soon!! *smiles*

Monday, July 1, 2013

Guess who's back!! ~grins~

Wow, its been a long time since I was here hasn't it?  I have been busy with a new endeavor and passion, to go along with my love of papercrafting and cardmaking.  I have been writing, and will be starting a blog about it, kind of a review blog that goes along with my own writing.  I have had two stories published and am busy working on a novella/novel, or was till my laptop died on me.  Anyway, on to why I am here.  I have created some cards, and I am going to post the two newest ones here. *smiles* Hope you like them and please bear with me while I get back into the groove of blogging again.

This is a card I made for my best friends birthday.  The flower is handmade, then run through the Sizzix Texture Machine using one of the texture folders that came with the machine.

The second one is one I made for a friend of mine in Nova Scotia, she had been having a hard time lately and I just wanted her to know how much I love her and what a wonderful person I think she is.  

I have made a few others, and will try to get pics posted.  Thanks for following and have a wonderful blessed day!!!