My friends and I gather in my card cave to stamp, share ideas, talk, and eat!
Enjoy some of my card cave creations!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Polka Dot Happy Birthday

UPDATE: My card was chosen as one of the Top Five for the Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo #49.

The challenge this week at The Shabby Tea Room involved polka dots. My granddaughter's favorite color is turquoise, so I thought I would create a birthday card for her that included some polka dots. Besides my turquoise polka dot ribbon, I used SU's retired DSP Rainbow Sherbet and my Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss embossing folder to add a few more "dots" to my card!
I am also entering this card in the Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo #49.

Supplies include: SU's Apricot Appeal CS, SU's Rainbow Sherbet DSP, SU's Top Note die, SU's Happy Birthday stamp, SU's Tempting Turquoise ink, EK Success flower punch, SU's Scallop Edge punch, and brads and ribbons from my stash.

Happy Anniversary

Most of my cards seem to be pink and green, so I wanted to use another color combination for an anniversary card. Taking a cue from my blog, I decided to make a black and green card. I entered this card in the Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge--using a neutral color, one other color, and black.

Supplies include: SU's Whisper White and Basic Black CS, So Swirly jumbo wheel stamped with StazOn black, Whimsical Words stamp, Day and Night DSP, and Scallop Edge punch, green paper from my stash, Marvy Uchida scallop punches, and brads and ribbon from Michael's.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Red, White, and Blue

UPDATE:  My card was chosen by Pals Paper Arts as one of the Best of the Best for 2010.  Check out the information here, scrolling down to May!  I received this badge to display on my blog.  What an honor!

UPDATE: My card was chosen as one of the three winners of the Pals Paper Arts Theme Challenge--Memorial Day, and I also received an Honorable Cup of Tea for The Shabby Tea Room's Challenge--Week #10.
The challenge this week at The Shabby Tea Room is to use red, white, blue, stripes, and/or stars on a card! I have always wanted to make a card with some "music" on it, so I looked through an old songbook for a patriotic song and found "America." I distressed the card stock, sponged the edges of the "song" and sewed it onto the card, and then added some ribbon, designer paper, and embellishments. I found that I did not have any white star brads for my flowers, so I painted some yellow ones (which took forever to dry)!
I also entered this card in the Just Us Girls Challenge #33 -- Patriotic Colors and in the Pals Paper Arts Theme Challenge--Memorial Day.
Supplies include: SU's Brilliant Blue CS, SU's Real Red CS, SU's Jersey Shore DSP, SU's scallop edge punch, SU's Send a Celebration stamp, Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die, ribbon from Hobby Lobby, and brads and button from my stash.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


UPDATE: My card was chosen as one of the Terrific Top Three for The Shabby Tea Room's Week #9 challenge.

Living beyond the edge of the world causes a real problem when I need craft supplies. If I can't find something in my stash, I either have to drive 14 miles to the nearest craft store or figure out what I have that I can use!

This was the case with The Shabby Tea Room's Week #9 challenge: Chipboard Challenge! Well, the only chipboard pieces I have are little bunnies, ducks, and other assorted baby-theme items that I use for my granddaughter's scrapbook. So I drove to the craft store and could not find any chipboard embellishments that I wanted to use!

When I got home, I grabbed an old legal pad, ripped off the back, got out my heart Nestabilities, and created some chipboard hearts! I also punched out the backing for the sentiment with my Marvy Uchida punch, but I would not recommend doing that very often as it was extremely difficult to punch through the faux chipboard.

Supplies include 29th Street Market designer paper, SU's Small Script stamp, SU's Rich Razzleberry ink, FolkArt and Americana acrylic paint, Stampendous pink glitter, flowers from ACMoore, and scrumpled vintage seam binding from Deb's Simple Treasures Etsy shop.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Never More Than a Thought Away in Tennessee

My niece and her husband live outside of Nashville, TN. When they bought their house two years ago, they were assured that they did not need flood insurance. Fast forward to this year when five feet of water invaded their home after 13 inches of rain fell in 24 hours.

They have been fortunate in that they have had a tremendous amount of help from friends and relatives who live in the area. They have gutted their home and are waiting for the floors and studs to dry out so that they can begin working on the repairs.

My family and I decided that a gift card from Lowe's would be the best way that we could help. After much thought, I made a "house" card to let them know that we are thinking of them and are hoping that they will soon be back home. I modified the house card from Cricut's Wild Card cartridge and added some embellishments.

Supplies included: Cricut's Wild Card cartridge, Cosmo Cricket designer paper, Cuttlebug's heart embossing folder, SU's Whimsical Words stamp, SU's Riding Hood Red ink, a variety of punches including SU's bird punch for the vine, Martha Stewart's grass punch, and SU's Scallop Edge punch, and ribbon, brads, and button from Michael's.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Birthday Bling

My card cave friends and I went on a field trip to our favorite scrapbook/stamping store to stock up on supplies! What a perfect place to buy some bling for Week 8's challenge at The Shabby Tea Room! Even though I took 16 (!) photos of this card, I found that the "bling" did not really "bling" in the photo!

Supplies included: DCVW glitter card, Martha Steward grass punch, SU's bird punch, Marvy Uchida scallop oval punch, SU's Well Scripted stamp, SU's Pink Passion ink, Debbie Mumm patterned paper, ribbon from Michael's, and bling from BasicGray, Jolee's Jewels, and Queen & Co.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Kraft Thank You

I bought a box of kraft cards and envelopes at Hobby Lobby, and after creating this card, I searched the blogs for a kraft challenge. Jacksonbelle Embellishments blog's Tuesday challenge was "Get Krafty," just what I was looking for!

Supplies included kraft card from Hobby Lobby, We R Memory Keepers grommet, Prima flowers, SU's Wonderful Words stamp, SU's Chocolate Chip ink; Martha Stewart punch, and buttons and ribbon from Joann's.