Sunday, July 28, 2013


Aren't good friends just the best thing in the world! Some of us have a large circle of friends and some have only one or two.  It doesn't matter.  We have to nurture those relationships and treat them as golden.  My card today is about friendship.  Now I am not into the Tilda stamps or other child like characters in rubber.  But this stamp got my attention mostly because I knew it would be fun to color.  It's from Penny Black for Hero Arts and it was colored with Copics.  Lots of different dies were used, mostly Spellbinders and the butterfly is MS.  Don't forget to click on the picture to get a better view.

I've been so busy getting ready for the Prima Paper Doll Hop this week, I haven't had much time to post.  I also am having eye surgery on Thursday so I had to get all my pictures and posts ready to go.  I do hope you will join us.  There will be prizes and so much fun.  Be sure to check my Prima Paper Dolls board on Pinterest too.  You'll get a ton of ideas!

Monday, July 15, 2013

A Sneak Peak!

Just a little peek at what's coming with the Prima Paper Dolls blog hop.  Remember, the seasons is the theme and we are working like crazy to bring you lots of projects and tips on working with these stamps.  This is just a tease......

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Peas, Please!

One of the pleasures of springtime are fresh peas.  I eat them right in the garden when picking.  Just steamed and a little butter with salt and pepper and you have a feast.  This is another set from PTI Garden Variety and Vegetable Garden.  I made this very simple with the seed pack and the popped up peas, a sentiment and a MS doily border punch.  Well back to the blog hop  preparations!  Please join us.


In between working on the blog hop today I had a couple cards in the works.  This one features the Papertry Ink stamps, Vegetable Garden and Garden Variety.  The lattice is a Spellbinders die.  The vegetable stamps are interchangeable with the flower stamps in Garden Variety and they also have some great sentiments.  I love gardening but it's starting to get hard to do with some physical limitations I have.  There's nothing like fresh veggies and beautiful flowers from your own garden!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Pop-Pop-Pop Up

Another pop up card to add to the current craze!  I haven't seen one using the bath tub from Sizzix which is a very old die.  I used an SU scalloped circle punch for the bubbles and the little girl is from a Graphic 45 collection.  All the other papers are from SU.  The rubber ducky was a stickler.  I had no stickers or images with that on it.  So I cut out my own and colored it with Distress Inks and Copics.  The little rug and the framed picture complete the bathroom image.

The front of the card uses Spellbinders Labels 21 edged with Vintage Photo ink.  The leaves are a Martha Stewart punch and the flower is Recollections.  These things are so much fun and very addictive.  Be sure to double click to see the images closer.

Friday, July 5, 2013

An Alert!!!

     Hoping everyone had a great fourth!  Our dog did NOT appreciate the fireworks!  I just wanted to tell you that coming up in August, I will be participating in a blog hop.  Something new for me.  All I can say at this point is that the subject of the blog hop will be the wonderful Prima Paper Dolls stamps and accessories.  It will be the whole month of August and we will have prizes and all that good stuff.  Be sure to check back in at that time to see what the fun is all about.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Happy Fourth!!!

I saw a card on Pinterest that blew me away.  It was by Dining Room Drawers and I went to her web site and was amazed at her lovely work.  She did a baby card using the Pop n Cuts system and I was inspired to do the same.  I used a patriotic color scheme.  The only thing was I didn't have the die for the colander that she used.  Off to ebay to see if I could find one and as luck would have it, I did.  So here is my version.  I didn't have any paper that resembled graniteware for the colander.  So I made my own.  The label on the front is Sizzix Label 25 I believe.  The sentiment is from PTI as is the parade of patriotic children.  I used an old Sizzix star die to cut the stars. The flowers inside are from Tim Holtz tattered strip die.  Fireworks are from PTI.  The red checked eyelet border is a Martha border die.  I used some gold Strickles for a little spark.  Hope you all have a great day on Thursday and remember what this country is all about.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Steampunk Accordian Album

Using the Sizzix Accordian Album and the Frame and Label Bracket dies I created a small Steampunk themed album.  There are so many details on this one I think I'll just give you the basic details and let you peruse the pictures.  If you have any questions, you can always email. 

I used the G45 Steampunk papers and, though I didn't show a pic of that, I finished the back with papers too.  Many of the embellishments are from that paper collection but a few are Recollections.  I used Recollections flowers.  The main image which is the corset (see post further down) is from Stampendous.  Some of the words are Tim Holtz and K&Co. 

These are so much fun to do and you can check Pinterest for much more inspiration using these dies by Karen Burniston for Sizzix.  Don't forget to double click to enlarge the photos.  Enjoy!

Prayers, please............

Just popping in here quickly to ask for prayers for the firefighters and community of Prescott, Arizona.  In fighting a lightening related wildfire,  19 people of an elite 20 person specialized firefighting unit lost their lives.  Please pray for their families, the local fire department and the community there that are reeling from this horrible disaster.