Heartfelt Thanks

  Today's card is for Jazzy Inspirations Challenge #9.  Check out their site for some awesome cards by the Jazzy Cats and join in on the challenge.  Who knows you may win and get to be a guest designer on the blog. I'll be back with the recipe tomorrow – gotta go! Thanks

Fifth Avenue Flower

  It's a cold and windy day and this card is just perfect for this type of day.  You can't get more cheerful than a bright yellow card, can you? I cheated a little and did not use all SU products (gasp!!).  I wanted this ribbon for the card – the black gingham I had from SU did not look as good so I went with the organdy ribbon. Recipe:… Read More »


I have to share this photo with you.  My friends say I spoil my granddaughter and namesake.  But I want to lay that rumor to rest once and for all. As you can see we make her work for her upkeep!  Aren't they cute  at that stage when they want to help.  Too bad it doesn't last! Thanks for stopping by!

Fabulous Friend

When I saw a card like this on Dawn's Stamping Spot, I knew I had to case it.  Well, I didn't exactly case it because I changed a couple of things – so let's say I was inspired by it!    I tried to stitched the block together but it just wasn't coming out right.  I then adhered the blocks to a white sheet of paper and then stitched it.  So much easier… Read More »

Hoppy Easter

I'm having too much fun creating Easter Cards this year!  I keep seeing such neat ones in the different blogs I visited on a daily basis.  In fact, I think I spend too much time surfing my favorite blogs (KWIM?).  This card was inspired by one that Leslie Miller (Running with Scissors) did for Flourishes Stamps. The color that looks like Cameo Coral is really Regal Rose.  I tried adjusting the… Read More »

Matchbox Messages

I'm part of the Business Stampers Coach Group which is led by John Sanpietro and last week he challenged us to post every day on our blog.  So you will probably be hearing from me a lot more often.  I don't know if I will make cards every day or whether I'll featured other things such as tips, techniques or something interesting I've read on the web. Anyhoo, today's post… Read More »

Great Friend

This card encompasses two stamp sets and two die cuts.  With Spring in the air (forget the freeze for tonight), I'm drawn to using our designer series papers that are soft and pretty.  This one is called a Walk in the Park and is in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  Stamp Set:  Great Friend, Oval All Paper:  Whisper White, Going Gray, Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper Ink:  Black Stazon… Read More »

Get Connected Campaign – 1-30 April 2009

April 1 – 30, 2009   During April, when you buy $40.00 in Occasions Mini products or host a workshop totaling $150.00, you can choose one of our Under $10.00 items for FREE!     CustomersSpend $40 on Occasions Mini Catalog products and choose any one item from the "Under $10" page in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog for free.  If you spend $80, you may choose 2 items. … Read More »

An Egg-cellent Easter

I must be in a mood for Easter card.  This is the 2nd card I've made today.  Check out my other blog Inspirations by Rachel for the other Easter card. For this card, I was inspired by Barb Mann from Splitcoast Stamper.  Of course, I changed a couple of things because I could never follow directions – ask my husband (LOL)! Though you cannot see it on the card, I… Read More »

Decorating Eggs

Isn't that stamp image so cute!  I just love the expressions on the rabbits and chick's faces!  It's called Decorating Eggs and is from Victoria Case Art Designs.  The image was stamped in black using Versafine Black Onyx on watercolor paper (Arches Hot Pressed 140lb).  That my favorite for watercoloring because it is so smooth. I stamped it again on scratch paper to mask the main image so that I could lightly sponge… Read More »