Saturday, October 30, 2010

56 Days until Christmas!

Christmas will be here before we know it, so I thought I'd better get busy working on my cards!  Here are a couple I've made this past week using some of the new Hero Arts stamps (starry night and the music background).

I also used some of the new Basic Grey Christmas papers and TH distress inks.  Love them both.

Hope you have a great weekend and have time to work on your Christmas cards!!

supplies: Hero Arts stamps, notecard and gems, Basic Grey paper, Fiskars border punches, Sakura pen, TH Distress inks

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Happy Haunting....

I've been making lots of Christmas cards, but I thought I'd take a break and make a couple really quick Halloween cards for my nieces and nephews. I wanted to use up some of the scraps on my craft table too.  So, here's what I came up with....some really simple cards.

I used all Hero Arts stamps. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you're having a great week!

supplies: Hero Arts stamps, Basic Grey paper, Fiskars border punch, Copic markers

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Caring Hearts Blog Hop

Welcome to the Caring Hearts Blog Hop!  The ever so sweet Vera has come up with a great idea! She is collecting holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes or care centers. Read all about it on Vera's blog here if you want to participate. If you have been blog hopping, you should have arrived at my site from Kathy Racoosin's blog.  Here is one of the cards I made.

Next on the blog hop is Kelley Eubanks and if you want to start at the very beginning of the hop, go to Vera's blog. Have fun hopping!

supplies: Hero Arts notecard & stamps, Glossy Accents, Archivers ribbon, Basic grey paper, Fiskars border punch

Monday, October 18, 2010


I've never been to Chuck-E-Cheese, but I hear that all kids love it!  My nephew had his "kids" birthday party there this year and this is my niece with some character....who I'm assuming is Chuck-E-Cheese himself.   :)  I'm clueless about Chuck-E-Cheese so I don't even know if that's correct, but I liked the photo of Hannah so I decided to make a layout.

Hope you have a great week and maybe even get a chance to go to Chuck-E-Cheese!  heeehee.... :)

Saturday, October 16, 2010


Thank you all for the sweet comments.  They always make my day!  I picked a random winner this evening and the winner is....Donna Mikasa!  Congrats Donna!  Please flickr email me with your address and I'll send your prize right out!  :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Non-traditional colors

I've started working on my Christmas cards. I decided to use some non-traditional colors like aqua and pink and pair them with red/green.  I used all Hero Arts stamps...once again.  You're probably asking, "what else is new?" Right?  :)  Kind of hard to tell in the photo, but I used the Antique Brocade stamp for the background on this card. I stamped it with the HA shadow ink. I embossed the ornament and then used distress ink on it. And I used some Basic Grey patterned usual.  :)  Hope you're all having a good week!  It sure is warm here for October, but I love it!

Don't forget to leave a comment on this post if you want to be entered to win the giveaway! The giveaway ends on 10/15/10 at midnight (Eastern time). And I'll draw a winner some time this weekend.

supplies: Hero Arts stamps and notecard, embossing powder, Basic Grey paper, Archivers ribbon

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Wedding card...

I made this wedding card for Hero Arts hostess, Jenny and her fiance Jason. They got married on 10.10.10. How cool is that?  Any time I think of a wedding card, I always think of butterflies. Weird, I know, but I think they remind me of new in the couple's new life together. I wanted to use a non-traditional sentiment, so this is what I came up with.

Thanks for dropping by.  Don't forget to leave a comment on this post if you want to be entered to win the giveaway!

supplies: Hero Arts stamps and pearls, Archivers ribbon, Basic Grey paper

Monday, October 11, 2010


One thing you can say about the Hero Arts Flickr group of cardmakers is that they are all very generous!  About a month ago, I received a very nice card and this ornament stamp from one of the flickr ladies. Thanks Tif!  I love this stamp so much so I ordered one and am giving it away.  I'm also throwing in some American Crafts scarlet ribbon. Love their ribbon!

So, to be entered into the giveaway, please become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment on this post. I will leave the contest open until Friday, 10/15 and then I will pick a random winner some time next weekend.  Good luck and have a great week!  :)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Not What I Imagined...

Do you ever have an idea in your head and then your card turns out nothing like you imagined?  :)  Well, that's what happened to me on this card.  I'm still working on some Fall/Thanksgiving cards and was playing with distress inks. The leaves are pop-dotted for extra dimension. Also, the flower and brad look better in real life than in the photo. Do you think I should leave it on or remove it? 

Hope you're having a great weekend! Don't you just love the weekend?  :)

supplies: Hero Arts stamps and flower, BG paper and brad, TH distress inks and distressing tool

Thursday, October 7, 2010


I created this card because I wanted to use this Hero Arts butterfly stamp and Ranger's Perfect Pearls.  Sometimes that's all it takes to get a card maker going....a cool stamp and a new product to try.  :)  I colored the butterfly with Copic markers, cut it out and then sprayed it with perfect pearls. I then stamped the Hero Arts antique brocade background and added some border-punched patterned paper and ribbon. I used pop-dots to make the wings on the butterfly stick up a bit and viola, the card was done.  Later I added a sentiment on the bottom and gave it to my niece.

Happy Thursday! The weekend is almost here. Yea!  :)

supplies: Hero Arts stamps, Basic Grey paper, My Minds Eye paper, Ranger Perfect Pearls, Copic markers, Making Memories staples, kraft cardstock, Fiskars punch, EK Success punch

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Wedding favors....

Here are a few things I made for my sister's wedding.  Her two requirements were: she wanted recycled paper for everything and she wanted to keep it simple looking. Nothing too fancy.  Here's what we came up with.

The table seating cards.  The cards were attached to bamboo salad server hands.  On one side it said the name of the guests and the table assignment.  On the other side it said "Hand in Hand" with the names of the bride and groom and the wedding date.

Side  1:

 Side 2:

This was one of the table name cards. Each table had a different name and they were named after places the bride and groom have been.

They had cupcakes for their wedding cake so they needed something to tell people what flavor each cupcake was.  I made this little sign:

And they put together gift bags for all the out of town guests who were staying in hotels. She wanted to include a postcard in each gift bag. Here's what we came up with:

Sorry the pics are a bit blurry. I took them in a hurry since we were pretty busy the week before the wedding. Thanks for your sweet comments about the wedding pics. Have a great day!

supplies: Hero Arts stamps, TH distress inks, American Crafts ribbon.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Big Day....

My youngest sister, Jenn, got married on 9-25-10, so I'm posting a few pics. It was a beautiful day and we all had a great time! She got married outside and even had the reception outside.  It all turned out wonderful. No rain, just nice blue skies. :)  Here are the bride and groom (we have a new brother-in-law now- yay!!) 

Here's another picture of the happy couple at the reception before dinner.

And here is a picture of my husband and me. My other 2 sisters and I were bridesmaids.

And these are my nieces and nephews who were flower girls and ring bearers.  :)

And I threw in this pic just because it's fun.  :)

For the wedding, I made the table seating cards and a few other things. I'll post those later this week so you don't get tired of all the pics.  :)  Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!