Saturday, March 31, 2012

More Baseball!

I spent some time this morning creating some cards for Operation Write Home for the masculine challenge-- I ended up making a dozen of this design. I LOVE this new embossing folder.  It is made by Darice.  I knew I had to have it as I am trying to focus on making some more masculine cards.  I tried to keep this very simple and only used some grosgrain ribbon to keep things simple.  I hope to find some more time to create some more cards for my box :)  It will be due before I know it!  I think I will move on to basketball, football and soccer--hopefully I can work to fill up my box!

Carri is having an awesome challenge over at her blog and it's all about embossing!  So I definitely thought I'd link up with her!  Thanks Carri :)

Stamps from My Favorite Things
Ribbon: unknown grosgrain
Paper and Ink SU Riding Hood Red and black Stazon
Tiny Attacher and staples ( I LOVE these)

Friday, March 30, 2012


It's finally Friday!  Thank goodness.  It's been a long week that's for sure.  Hoping that the weather warms up and the sun comes out to play!  Here is my card for the Unity Stamp Company friends with flair.  It happens every Friday... as if Friday isn't great enough... who knew it could also be a great excuse to use your Unity Stamps. If you've not stopped over lately you should this weekend they are having an awesome sale!! Check it out!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Cute Character!

It's time for another Midweek Throw Down over at OWH and the challenge is to create a card using a "cute character."  I think my Dorothy Moose from Riley and Company is kinda cute :)  I wish I knew how to use digis but alas I do enjoy putting the rubber to the road so to speak so I've bi-passed learning how to create with digis.  I do need to spend WAY more time coloring with my Copics-- yikes I am quite rusty.  And yowza me and my embossing powder are not getting along!  But alas I know this will definitely make someone smile!  So off to my OWH box it goes :)

Stamps from Riley and Company
Colored with Copics
Paper: Recollections and SU!
Circles cut with Nesties

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Happy New Baby!

A friend just had a baby boy last night and of course I had to make a card.  I knew that I wanted to use my Unity stamps... but I just wasn't sure which ones I wanted to use.  I decided to create a card with a window for the Unity Challenge and it was to use a window or a door.    I created my own DSP by stamping repeatedly with a stamp-- it didn't turn out quite as great as I had hoped but not too shabby :)

The Details
Paper and Ink SU
Stamps: Unity: Happy Everything and Love You Tons
Ribbon from May Arts ( I think...purchased from my LSS)
Circles cut with Nestabilities

Monday, March 26, 2012


Baseball season is almost upon us... I am already picturing myself hanging out at Target Field ready for a game! Soon...just a few more days.  After all hockey is now officially over for my team it's time to put my focus on baseball :)  I of course have been sadly neglecting my card making but tonight I was able to whip this one up quickly and I think I can make a few of these for my OWH box as well as for the new challenge they have rolling!  OWH has a great new sketch challenge up as well as a challenge for you to start making all sorts of masculine cards-- a not so easy feet if you ask me!  But now that I've got baseball on the brain this card just kinda came together in a jiffy!  Enjoy :)  Oh and that reminds me... what company makes an awesome white ink pad??  My SU! one seems to inky...if that makes any sense at all!!!

Paper: Solids SU and DSP Recollections from M's
Stamps and Die from My Favorite Things
Inks are from SU as well.  

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Midweek Throw-Down--Color Challenge

Ahhh a little crafting at lunch--love it!  I of course was super excited I had time to create a card for the OWH Midweek Throw Down and of course it was a color challenge-- yikes.  Green and yellow...hmmm I love green...but green and yellow...hmmmm not so much.  But I did toss in a little craft and I'm pretty okay with how it turned out :)  I'm excited to be adding to my OWH stash!  I decided just to leave this with no sentiment and I think it will be a great OWH card.  I am also apparently stuck on this sketch-- heck not even sure where it came from. Oh and the SU! dies...hello I might need to start using something else huh!

Stamp from Unity: KOTM.
Markers: Copic
Paper: Green and Kraft Recollections
Little yellow strip I believe MME
White Embossing Powder
Die from SU!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sooooo behind!

Ugh I am so behind with my blogging and that makes me sad.  I am so behind in crafting in general.  Lots and lots happening in my world these days!  Lots of sad too.  My husbands grandmother passed away--she was the sweetest woman I'd met in a long time!  This week has been rough and I'm sure it will be even harder as we all gather to say goodbye to her!  I hope we can all hold on to her wonderful spirit!  She will certainly be missed.  Yikes...typing through tears is not easy!  So I will make this brief.  I made this small note card to say thank you for a wonderful plant my DH received from his work--it's lovely!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Yay a new stamp set arrived from Unity Stamp Co. they were having a super great sale so of course I had to place a small order.  I can definitely say I wasn't disappointed when my goodies arrived :)

I needed to whip up a birthday card and I knew this stamp would work perfect for this card.  I had been thinking about using this Cricut cut and I like how it turned out.  I found a new blog that offers some great challenges so I decided to create a scene in order to make my card fit for the fun challenge with Ashley at Welch Creations.  I found this great blog through my friend Barb.  You'll definitely want to check out her blog-- she is super talented and I LOVE her creations!

Stamp from Unity Stamp Co. 
Paper: Solids SU! DSP Creative Memories
Ship: cut from Cricut Wrap it Up
Punch: SU scallop and tag (scallops used to make clouds)
Wave punch from Fiskars

Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday! FWF

It's Friday! Whoot!  I am apparently stuck on sympathy cards with Kraft.  I made this card for a friend who's grandfather just passed away.  Hopefully she will appreciate it and enjoy a handmade card.  It is of course Friday...which means it Friends with Flair at Unity.  I love this stamp set and I am soooo excited to see that Unity has just released some new stamps-- can't wait for my sentiment bundle to arrive!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Chick Challenge #20

What a great challenge again over at  Ippity Chicks Challenge!  I love this challenge every week--it's just so much fun!  And now you can use your Unity stamps too---yay!  That makes it even more amazing if you ask me :)  Here is a great card I put together using the KOTM.  A super easy St. Patrick's Day card.  And I need to confess--I am in trouble... a whole lot of it.  Ummmm I finally broke down and found some new white paper...HOLY MOLY.  A friend had recommended that I try  Papertrey Ink white paper--holy moly where has this paper been all of my life. I am soooooooo in love with it. Wow... and just wait until you see my card that I post next--super stinkin' adorable!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

OWH! Midweek Throwdown

I had to take some time to participate in the OWH mid-week throw down.  It was to make a Mother's Day card.  So I did!  I made a few of these for my box that I sent to OWH.  Can I just tell you that I had a super warm fuzzy feeling all day yesterday in preparation to send the box and was super pumped after I actually sent it on it's way!  If you are looking for a warm fuzzy feeling I highly suggest sending some cards--or maybe even a check to help out with postage!  I already have my next box started.

Paper: SU! and DCWV
Stamps: Ippity by Unity
Colored with a Copic marker

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

NO more 12x12 DCWV!!!

Okay... it's time to say goodbye to my obsession with the 12x12 stacks from Die Cuts With a View.  I am sooo in love with them  And they would probably be great if I did scrapbooking....but really since I've started my blog pretty sure you've seen one...yep one scrapbook page.   So it's time to cut those babies up and make cards!  I made 12 last night out of DCWV and ummmm I still have a lot of paper left.  I think the cards I made will be great masculine cards for OWH!  So my OWH box is filling up!  Whoooot!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Unity FWF!

Whoot! It's Friday.  I had a great evening out last night with friends!  We had a blast at dinner!   I did find some time over lunch to create a card for Unity's Friend with Flair!  Here is a sympathy card I needed to make and need to get out in the mail this weekend.  Hope you all have a great Friday.