All of my cards are numbered with a number along with the year and month they were made. Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Jingle Bells...

Jingle Bells
# 361-2014-09
Even though I have yet to win a card sketch challenge, and the other cards posted on them are much better than mine, I always enjoy making my cards and posting them on the challenges for others to see. I started making cards back in 2011 and have been making them ever since. It is my way of dealing with stress and keeping my mind focused on something else, even if it is just for a little while. 
Supplies used for this card are : White Cardstock, Light Blue with snow falling 12x12 inch scrapbook paper, Christmas 12x12 scrapbook paper, Snowflakes 12x12 scrapbook paper, 3/8 inch light blue with snowflakes ribbon, 1/4 inch royal blue ribbon, 2 jingle bells, Christmas bulb clear stamp (stamped on metallic blue cardstock with black ink and cut out by hand), Jingle Bells sentiment clear stamp (stamped with Marina Mist ink), red and blue gems, snowflake swirls embossing folder, and blue/white baker's twine. 
I am using this card in this weeks Freshly Made Sketches # 155 sketch challenge, located at http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your much appreciated comments. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Merry Christmas...

Merry Christmas
# 360-2014-09
Supplies used for this card are : Jolly and Bright 12x12 scrapbook paper, Snowflakes 12x12 scrapbook paper, Cream and green holly 12x12 scrapbook paper, Old Olive green cardstock, White cardstock, 3/8 inch Christmas ribbon (sentiment), Baker's Twine (Blue and white), 2 Christmas bulbs wood stamps (stamped onto white paper, colored with colored pencils, and cut out by hand and attached using double-sided adhesive mounting circles), and 3D dimensional snowflake stickers. The sentiment is a 3/8 inch Christmas ribbon that I attached to white paper and then glued them to the front of my card.
I am using this card in this weeks Mojo Monday #364 card sketch challenge, located at http://www.mojomonday.blogspot.com. Thank you for stopping by. Your comments are appreciated. 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Thinking of You...

Thinking of You
#359-2014-09
Supplies used for this card are : Pastel Yellow cardstock, Yellow pre-folded cardstock, and White cardstock. Other supplies used are : Doodle Flowers clear stamp set, Beary Fun rubber stamp set (sentiment), Stencils, Colored Pencils, Green Brads, Lavender 1/4 inch ribbon, and a butterfly sticker.
Stampin' Up supplies used are : paper piercing tool.
Stampin' Up inks used are : Elegant Eggplant, Night of Navy, Sage Green, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, and Violet Dye Ink.
First, I used a stencil and layed it on my paper. Then I took sponges and dabbed them onto the inks and then onto the stencil design. This gave the arrow pattern on the left side. Then I took the lavender 1/4 inch ribbon and adhered one on each side the the arrow pattern. The flowers are from the Doodle Flowers clear stamp set, which I stamped onto white paper and colored them in using colored pencils before cutting them out by hand and adhering them using double-sided adhesives to give them a 3D look. Then I attached 6 green brads. The sentiment is from the Beary Fun rubber stamp set and is stamped onto white paper with Violet dye ink and then cut out by hand and adhered with a double-sided adhesive. Then I used a butterfly sticker for an added touch. I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog and I thank you for stopping by...
Thinking of You
# 359.2-2014-09
This card is the same as the one shown above, except I used blue and white instead of yellow and lavender. I also used light blue brads instead of green. And for the flowers, I used Ballet Blue and Old Olive inks touched up with a Navy Blue colored pencil.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Christmas Greetings...

Christmas Greetings
# 358-2014-09
This card was a fun card to make. I used cardstock from The Christmas Combo Matstack and also white cardstock. I used stampin' up cherry cobler ink for the sentiment and stampin' up hunter green ink for the Christmas trees. Both the sentiment and Christmas trees are from the Vintage Christmas rubber stamp set and are adhered onto the card using double-sided circle adhesives. I also used the circles #2 die cut for the circle behind the trees. I used a 5/8 inch red Christmas ribbon on top of a 1 inch white ribbon. Then I used 2 shades of green baker's twine. I am using this card in this weeks Mojo Monday #363 card sketch challenge, located at http://www.mojomonday.blogspot.com. Thank you for stopping by.  

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Let it Snow...

Let it Snow
# 357-2014-09
I thought I would see how my snowflake swirl embossing folder looked on another color besides white....so....I thought I would try it on a metallic blue. I was happy to see that running it through the folder also gave the design kind of a white color, which made it easier for me to work with. This card is like the previous one that I made, only this one has a few minor changes. Such as, I used a white 5/8 inch ribbon behind the 3/8 inch ribbon. The other thing I did different is I used a few gems on some of the snowflakes just to give them a little character. I used Stampin' Up Marine Mist blue ink for the clear stamp sentiment, which after stamping it onto white paper, I cut out around it and the adhered it to my card using a circle double-sided adhesive sticker. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your much appreciated comments...

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Snowflakes...

Let it Snow
# 356-2014-09
For those of you who may be visiting my site for the first time and are wondering about the numbering on my cards, well...I number them with the card number, followed by the year and month that I made the card. This way, should anyone want to purchase a card(s) that I have made, they can let me know the name and number of the card(s) they are interested in so it will be easier for me to look it up and know what card(s) they want.
Now on to telling a little bit about this card...
The supplies I used are : Cardstock : Bashful Blue blank pre-folded cardstock, White cardstock. Other supplies used are : Snowflake Swirl embossing folder, Baby blue 5/8 inch ribbon along with a 3/8 inch baby blue with white snowflakes ribbon to give it an added touch. The 2 snowflakes are from a snowflakes sticker medley. The sentiment is a clear stamp. I used Stampin' Up Marina Mist Ink to stamp it onto white paper and then I cut it out and used a circle double-sided adhesive to attach it to the middle of the ribbon. I am using this card in this weeks Freshly Made Sketches #153 sketch challenge, which is located at http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com. Thank you so much for stopping by. Please feel free to follow my blog... 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Harvest...

Harvest...Give Thanks & be Merry
# 355-2014-09
I am using this card in this weeks Freshly Made Sketches #153 challenge. If you enjoy making cards like I do and would like to post a card you have made, you can find the sketch challenge at http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com. For this card, I have used a tan brown cardstock, along with the clouds embossing folder. I also used a scalloped square framelit with a piece of a 12x12 scrapbook paper that is called Barnwood. Then I used a pair of pumpkins from a Pumpkins/Squash sticker medley. I used 2 different Fall ribbons. I used Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa ink for the sentiment, which is a clear stamp. 
I hope you will forgive me for not going into more detail, as I am used to just getting to the point about things and leaving it at that. I appreciate you stopping by to see my cards, and your comments, whether good or bad, are accepted and appreciated. Should you have any pointers as to how to make my cards look better, please feel free to either leave me a comment or use the Contact Me link to send me an email. Thanks again for stopping by.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Another Christmas...

Merry Christmas
# 353-2014-09
Supplies used are : Turquoise blank cardstock, Pearl White cardstock, Simple Stories 6x6 dots and stripes paper pack, Dimensional Christmas Ornaments, Dimensional Snowflakes, Snowflake ribbon, Holiday Frolic clear stamp set (sentiment), 6 light blue brads, 3 blue gems, silver elastic cord. I am using this card at the Freshly Made Sketches challenge # 152, located at http://www.freshlymadesketches.com. Thanks for stopping by.

Christmas...

Merry Christmas
# 352-2014-09
Supplies used are : Always Artichoke blank cardstock, Pearl White Cardstock, Christmas Combo Matstack, Always Artichoke stampin' up ink, Holiday Frolic clear stamp set (sentiment), Snowflakes #3 die cut, Dimensional Christmas Ornaments, 6 light green brads, 3 green gems. 
I am using this card in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge #152, located at http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Witch's Brew...

Witch's Brew
# 351-2014-09
The sentiment, witch, and cauldron are all clear stamps that I stamped onto white card stock and then cut them out and adhered them with double-sided adhesives. I used a 5/8 inch black with pumpkins ribbon. I also used a scalloped square framelit to cut out the black spider webbed patterned paper. The spiders are a clear stamp which is stamped onto the spider web with white ink. Then I used a scalloped circle punch with a 1 1/2 inch circle punch to put behind the cauldron. I used 3 orange brads in the top right corner. My Halloween theme is adhered onto a purple and white striped card stock and then adhered onto a black blank card stock. I am using this card in the Mojo Monday #361 sketch challenge, which is located at http://www.mojomonday.blogspot.com. Thank you for stopping by. 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Creepy Spiders...

Creepy Spiders
# 350-2014-09
The spider webbed background is cut from a 12 x 12 sheet of printed scrapbook paper. I used white ink to stamp on the spiders and the fly, which are a clear stamp. The sentiment is also a clear stamp. I used a purple with black polka dots halloween ribbon, along with a purple 1/4 inch ribbon and then 3 white brads and 1 black brad. I also used a square scalloped framelit behind the sentiment. I am using this Halloween card in this weeks card sketch challenge located at http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com. Thanks for stopping by.