Thursday, December 31, 2009

Birthday Girl in Pink

Here is my MOJO Monday sketch card, it is also the Stamping Stage color challenge for this week.
I used one of my new Winter collection Magnolia stamps for my image and colored her with my pencils and then used the blender pen. I inked up my cuttlebug birthday embossing folder and embossed the white cardstock. I then cut my shape with the new Nesties I bought this week. To finish up my card I used a little ribbon with some red, orangish gold card stock and dark pink cardstock for the base card. Hope you all enjoy my efforts and check back often to see what is new. Janet

Celebrate in white with stars

Here is another white on white card. I used the Stamp TV sketch challenge for this one. The embossed paper is from the Just Cards embossed paper swap, next layer is wall paper, top piece is white card stock with Celebrate heat embossed with white and silver embossing powder. I punched the little stars using one of my old punches, put silver gems in the middle and used pop dots to put them onto the card. Enjoy, Janet

Celebrate in White

Today's first card is for the AiFactory challenge to make a card that can be given to anyone. It is also for one of my swap groups color challenge. White on White. Hard to scan though so I hope you can get a good enough idea of how it looks. I used one of the embossed backgrounds I received in a swap on my Just Cards group, Heat embossed Celebrate onto white cardstock and then cut it out with my new nesties. attached it to the card with pop dots and added a white ribbon in the oposite corner. Hope you enjoy the card. Janet

Blog Candy winner for December

Trish Hughes you are the winner for the month of December, Say Thank You to my husband who picked the winner this month. :). Please contact me so I can get your prize in the mail. Janet

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Cabin in the woods

This is my entry in the Little Paper Shop color challenge. We were to use Navy blue, lt. blue and silver. This is my new scenic stamp I bought at Craft Warehouse today. I stamped and embossed the image twice using two different silver embossing powders. I added a little color with my pencils to add a little more demension to the trees and cabin area also for the snow on the ground. The birthday greeting is from Micheal's $1 stamps and the ribbon is some I bought at a second hand store. Hope you enjoy the card, Janet

Celebrate in Gold

Tonight's first card is for the Midnight Madness sketch contest and for the Stamping Sister's in Christ theme contest. The papers are from JoAnn's and the Paper Zone, fibers are some that I got at a yard sale. The stamps are from Micheals. I used two different punches to do the center part of the card. The stamped circle has pop dots to give it height. Enjoy, Janet

Monday, December 28, 2009

Black and White Get Well

Here is my card for the Sweet Shop sketch challenge and the etsy inspired color challenge. I chose the black and white purse with the flowers for my inspiration. My papers are from JoAnn's, the shapes were punched out with my round and square scalloped punches. I used silk flowers with gems in the center for accents and a get well verse from the Angel Co. More tomorrow night. Enjoy, Janet

Vintage Get Well

I made a couple of cards tonight. This is for the Crazy 4 challenges sketch challenge. Paper is from JoAnn's, sketch is from Two For Tuesday vintage digi's, Verse is a Cricut cut out from the Beyond Birthdays cartridge. I colored the sketch with my pencils, cut the circles with my circle punches and used the cuttlebug embossing folder for the circle mat. Enjoy, Janet

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thinking of you

Merry Christmas everyone, I have been off line most of the time the last week so haven't gotten any cards posted. Here is one I made for MOJO Monday last week and never got entered. It will be added to a gift pkg. I am making up for one of my kids. Hope your Christmas is going great and Wish you all a Happy New Year. Janet

Friday, December 18, 2009

Creation in White

Here is my entry in the AiFactory Tues. challenge to make an all white Get Well card. The verse is on the inside. I used two different cuttlebug embossing folders, ribbon, wall paper and a pre-cut decorative piece of paper to make this card. The center image is put on with pop dots. The sketch is the Unscriped sketches challenge for this week. Enjoy, Janet

Spring Birthday

Morning everyone, here is my entry card for the Just Christmas & Birthdays sketch challenge and Stamp TV's color challenge. The color challenge was to use every color under the rainbow. Not sure if I used them all but have quite a few here. For my sketch I used two different ribbons, papers from JoAnn's, four different punches (from Paper Shapers and EK Success) and a digi image from Cute Daisy May. Enjoy, Janet

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Get Well Soon

My last card for this morning, this is entered in 2 challenges. Stamping Sisters in Christ Sunday challenge to make a card with bling. I used versa mark and embossing powder on my dry embossed mat. I used one of my cuttlebug embossing folders before I did the heat embossing. I also put a little glitter on the tips of my silk flowers and a jewel in the center. The sketch is from Taylored expressions, a very clean cut sketch that makes an elegant card. I used two pieces of paint chips and stamped my saying with Stazon black ink. To prevent the ink from smudging on the paint chips it is necessary to use Stazon or to emboss the image. Hope you like my cards that I made last night. Will have more tonight or tomorrow, have a great day, Janet

Merry Christmas snowman

Here is another card that covers 3 challenges. Crazy 4 Challenges wanted snow or snowflakes so I used my cuttlebug embossing folder to make snowflakes. Sketch and Stash provided the sketch for my card, I used my Martha Steward border punch for the decorative edge and all papers are from JoAnn's. The image is from Digi Kitty and their challenge was to make a card for a child. I think any little one will like the snowman. This is going to one of my Grandchildren for Christmas this year. Thanks for looking, Janet


Morning everyone, here is one of the cards I finished last night. It is entered into 3 different challenges. It is the Paper Craft Planet Sat. sketch challenge, the Etsy inspired challenge and Stamping Sue's polka dot challenge. This is a simple sketch that makes a very nice card. I used papers from JoAnn's and matted each layer in black. The cat stamp is one I found a few years ago (don't remember where) that I love to put on cards for kids. I am going to use this as a Birthday card. Thanks for stopping by, Janet

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Winter Wonderland

I'm back, we had a very nice trip to visit my Mom and Sister in law. Finally got some time tonight to get a few cards made. This card is a small cookie shaped card for the Whimsie Wed. challenge. I used my nestibilities to cut the card pieces and put it together with eyelets and ribbon. This is also an entry in the Stamp Something challenge to do a winter scene. I started with a recycled card, added more trees and added snow on the church and the ground. Enjoy, Janet

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


This card is the entry in two challenges: Taylored Expresions sketch challenge and Etsy inspired color challenge. I chose to do something with the pastels and cupcakes. This is a cute card for a girls birthday. I used two different cuttlebug embossing folders, sayings from some of my $ Micheal's stamps, cupcake stamps from Hampton Arts (colored with gel pens and colored pencils) two different circle punches and a little inking on the edges of the verse circles. This is one of my favorites that I made today. Hope you have had a good day, Janet

Candy canes in pastel

This card is my entry in three different challenges, Mercy's sketch challenge, Stamp TV's Fri. color challenge, and Digi Kitty Christmas card challenge. All papers are from JoAnn's, I used my Creative Memories corner punch on the papers, the cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, gel pens, colored pencils, stickles and gems to make my card. Hope you enjoy my creation, Janet

Peace on Earth

This is my entry in the Midnight Madness sketch challenge and in the Whimsie doodle Wed. challenge. The sketch was really fun to work with, I used my snowflake cuttlebug embossing folder on the red cardstock for my mat. I needed to make a card using a Whimsie digi and snow, so I used the new Peace on Earth digi and put a little snow at the bottom of the image with embossing powder and of course the snowflakes. Enjoy, Janet

Thinking of you

This card is my entry in the MOJO monday sketch challenge and the Stamping Sisters in Christ Sunday challenge. I used two different punches to make the circles, added ribbon, a $ verse from Micheal's and a assortment of papers. This is a cute sketch. Loved working with it. Janet

You are the Best

Here is the first of my cards for today. It is my entry in the Paper Craft Planet Sat. sketch and the Stamp TV Mon. color challenge. Blue and white are the challenge colors, I used two different cuttlebug embossing folders for my card, one print paper, white and blue cardstock, blue foil paper, scallop punch, verse from Micheal's $ bin, silk flowers and gems. Hope you enjoy my efforts, Janet

Wishing you Better

Good morning, this card is doing triple duty. It is entered in the Sweet Shop sketch challenge, the Stamping Sue color challenge (sepia colors) and I am using 2 of the newest Simple Doodles digi images that will be released this week. I have used wall paper as a mat, velvet paper (my sister in law gave it to me) ribbon, pop dots, jewels, colored pencils, gel pen, tan cardstock and a piece of print paper to make this card. Hope you enjoy my creation, Janet

Christmas Warmth

This is my entry in the 2 Red Banana's challenge to make a card that reflects warmth. So I used the new fireplace image from Simple Doodles for the warmth. It is colored with gel pens, embossing powders, and colored pencils. This card also qualifies for the Scrap and Stamp Canada Dec, #1 sketch contest. Hope you enjoy my efforts. I have been away from the computer for a couple of days so am glad to get back with a few cards for everyone to enjoy. Janet

A Toast

This is my entry in the Unscripted sketchs challenge for this week. It is also my Black and Gold Mingle card for my Stampers Corner swap group. I used gold and black paper, gold heat embossing on the verse, my cuttlebug embossing folder on the main mat and gold jewels for accents. Happy Crafting, Janet

Monday, December 7, 2009

For You

Here is my entry in the Stamp Somthing Fri challenge. A card with lots of glitz. I used sparkly paper in gold, cream paper with gold flurishes, red and gold glittery ribbon. Enjoy, Janet

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Blog Candy from Faye's

Blog candy being offered on Faye's Creative Walkabout, go see what's happening. She has a great blog.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Up, Up, & Away

This is my card for the Stamp TV sketch challenge. I used the air balloon digi stamp from Simple Doodles that will be released on the 10th. This makes a really cute birthday card. I used sparkly print paper from a mat stack I bought at JoAnn's, gel pens, colored pencils, my cuttlebug embossing folder, Creative Memories corner punch, self stick jewels and verse from Micheal's to make this card. Happy crafting, Janet

Flying High

Here is my entry in the Midnight Madness sketch challenge. We needed to use the sketch and make a Christmas card with something that fly's. Because I wanted to use one of the new Simple Doodles images I chose to use Rudolf the Red nosed reindeer for my something that fly's.
I sanded my base cardstock and tore the next layer to give it an antique look. Also inked the striped layer for the same reason. The moon was punched with my marvy scalloped punch and the cloud was had cut then covered with glitter. Rudolf was colored with my essential pens, colored pencils and gel pens and attached with pop dots. Tiny sparkly gems were added to the top and bottom of the striped paper. Hope you like my card, Janet

Friday, December 4, 2009

Merry Christmas in White

This is my entry in Stamping Sue's daring weekly challenge. We were to make a white card for Christmas. Very hard to get a good scan, I am going to have to start using my camera for some of my cards. Will dig it out for use next time. The black you see behind the card was put there to make the card show up better. Didn't work very well :(. I used white base cardstock, mat of wall paper, snowflake embossed white cardstock, heat embossed Merry Christmas on tag, pop dotted it to card, put glue around edge of tag and sprinkled with white glitter. It looks a lot better in person ladies. Hope you have a great night, Janet

Love is in the Air

Here is my swap card for the Stampers Corner red and teal Dec. mingle. I used an image and a verse from the soon to be released Simple Doodles digi group, two oval cutouts made with my nestibilities and some pop dots to make my card. Another simple card that can be used for an anniversary or birthday. Enjoy, Janet


Here is another of the Simple Doodles new images that will come out later this month. I colored the image with my essentials pens and pop dotted them on to the front of the card. This is a very simple but bright card to cheer up anyones day. The paper the verse is printed on was colored with the pens also. I am useing this for one of my swap group sketch challenges. Happy crafting, Janet

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Feel Better

Here is my one and only card for tonight. Been shopping with my friend today and then had Bell Choir practice. So I am tired and don't feel like creating. This is one of the new Simple Doodles digi images. I used paint chips, stazon black ink and some ribbon to make the card. The images are colored with the new Craft Essentials pens I bought at JoAnn's today. It is going to take some practice for me to learn how to use the pens. I used my 40% off coupon and bought the large box so I have lots of colors to work with. Will try more tomorrow. I am going to relax and read a little before going to be. Had a great time shopping, found a new little scrapbook store I didn't know about, ate lunch at Olive Gardens and hit 6 different second hand or consignment stores. Love shopping in them. Never know what you will find :) Catch everyone tomorrow, Janet

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Orchid posy

This is my entry in the Just Cards week 6 color game. I used 4 of the 5 colors we had to choose from: chestnut, forest green, scarlet & orchid (3 different shades of orchid). I did not manage to use sea green. The base card was sanded to add a little character, the brown is embossed with the cuttlebug birthday embossing folder and matted on the scarlet. I fastened a ribbon along the botton and put my Simple Doodles flower at the top of the card. Happy crafting, Janet

Soaring High

This is my Mercy's Tues. sketch challenge entry. The paper is from JoAnn's, I used my marvy circle punches and Martha Steward edge punch to make this card. The image (air balloon) and the verse are both from Simple Doodles and will be released soon. I colored the image with pencils and gel pens. This card will also go into a set of Birthday cards for a Christmas present. Enjoy, Janet

My Pal

This is my entry in the AiFactory challenge. We needed to use digi paper for this card. I didn't have any digi paper from AiFactory so I used digi's from Cute Daisy May. I thought these two papers went very well with the digi. I colored it with colored pencils and a gel pen. This card will go into a set for a Christmas present and is a birthday card for a boy. Enjoy, Janet


Mary S. you are the winner this month, I will get your prize mailed out to you this week. Mary is a member of the HMCFE card swap group. Thanks to all who entered this month and be sure to get your name into the drawing for December.


Here is a cute Christmas Santa from Simple Doodles. It is part of the new images that will come out later this month. I used gel pens and embossing powder on the image and put it onto the card with pop dots. The papers are from JoAnn's, the candy canes came in a swap a couple of years ago. I used my cuttlebug embossing folder for the background mat and the verse is from a $1 stamp I bought at Micheal's. Enjoy, Janet

Monday, November 30, 2009

Precious Heart

This is my entry for the MOJO Monday sketch challenge. Papers are from JoAnn's, I shaped my corners on the mat with my Creative Memories corner punch then embossed the paper with the cuttlebug heart embossing folder. I cut my circle with the creative memories circle cutter then inked and embossed the edges. My image is one of the soon to be released Simple Doodle's digi. The verse is also from Simple Doodle's. This is Precious Heart and I colored the heart with a gel pen then embossed it with clear embossing powder. His feet were colored with a black gel pen then embossed with silver embossing powder. The rest of the image is colored with my handy coloring pencils. I used pop dots to give the image more demension. Happy crafting, Janet


I've been busy tonight working on my cards and enjoying watching Christmas movies on the Hallmark station. This card is for the Sweet Shop sketch challenge. All papers are from JoAnn's, I also used silk flowers with gem centers, ribbon, my marvy punches to make both the circles and the scalloped squares, friends is a sizzix die cut and the cute little image is from Cute Daisy May digi stamps. I colored the image with my handy coloring pencils. The mat of print paper was hand torn and inked around the edges before attaching it to the card base. Hope you enjoy my creativity, Janet

Make a Wish

This is my entry in the Midnight Madness sketch challenge. I have used two of the new Simple Doodles digi images. I love the new little cat image, it is called Precious gift and will be for sale soon. The verse is also a new digi. I used papers from JoAnn's, my cuttlebug embossing folder, a tree paper punch, gel pens, butterfly stamp, embossing powder and colored pencils to make this card. I sanded the embossed cardstock to make the dots stand out and matted it on white. Happy crafting, Janet

Celebrate the Season

This is my entry in Stamp TV's color challenge. (Green, Red, Gold and a neutral) I used card stock from JoAnn's, gold from a recycled card for the mat, to digi images from Simple Doodles. Did a little gold gel pen and clear embossing on the snowflake and used gold gel pen around the center image. The green cardstock was embossed with the cuttlebug snowflake embosssing folder and then sanded so the white core shows through. Thanks for checking it out, Janet

Merry Christmas

This is my entry in Squigglefly's challenge. It is a round card with untraditional colors. Had a hard time figuring this one out. Hope you like it. I used a new snowflake digi stamp from Simple Doodles as the main image. The side pieces are punched out with my marvy punch and small images were stamped in each opening. Enjoy, Janet

Snowman out the window

This is a Digi Kitty image that I used earlier and didn't like the results very well. I have used a sketch from the Paper Craft Planet and made it a completly different looking card. This can either be a Christmas card of a winter Birthday or Thinking of you card. What every you wish. Very versital design. Thanks for taking a look, Janet


This card covers 3 different challenges:
1. Scrap and Stamp sketch challenge
2. Etsy inspired color challenge ( I chose the colors from one of the scarfs)
3. Crazy for Challenges use a punch challenge
The image is from Two For Tuesday vintage digi stamps. I used a marvy punch, silk flowers, flower brads, ribbon and my colored pencils to make this card. The cardstock is from Micheal's. Hope you like my creation, Janet

You're Special

This is my entry in the Stamping Sue challenge. We had to make a card using something that started with the first letter of our name. The big challenge was to use three different things. I came up with Jacks, Jokers, and Jewels. J was a hard one to figure something out to use. Anyway I figured this would work great for a Birthday card for anyone who enjoys playing cards. Enjoy Janet

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Finally got time to get my cards online. This card is for the Unscripted sketchs Sat. challenge and Stamp TV's Fri. challenge. The wrinkles paper is the challenge for Stamp TV. I used a stamped image I received in a swap on my Just Cards group, some paper from both JoAnn's and Micheals, silk flowers and gems to create this friendship card. Thanks for looking, Janet

Blog Candy

There is only one more day left to sign up for the November Blog Candy. Leave a comment here or on one of my cards letting me know you want in the drawing. Good luck to everyone. Thanks for joining in the fun. Janet

Saturday, November 28, 2009

In The True Man

Last card for now, this is for the PaperPlanet Wed. color challenge and the Stamp TV Thursday sketch challenge. I used 5 of the challenge colors: close to coco, carmel, gold, real red, & white. The cardstock is from JoAnn's, I used versa mark and gold embossing powder for the verse (cloud 9 designs bought at JoAnn's) The bottom strip was cut using my new Martha Steward border punch. This is for a man's birthday or for a thinking of you card to a man. Happy crafting, catch you all later when I have more cards to show, Janet


This is a try at something different. I use a digi stamp from Digi Kitty and colored the image with my handy coloring pencils. I then cut it out, did some torn paper at the bottom and then covered the card with clear glue and sprinkled on white glitter. Not sure if I like it or not. What do you think? It seems a little bland to me. My husband says it looks like it is snowing but I didn't get the impression he though it was very good. I am going to work on something else using this image since I think this snowman is really cute. I just figured you all should see my experments along with the others I make. Have a great day, Janet

Snow twins

This is my entry in Mercy's Tues sketch challenge. I tried something different in color combinations. What do you think, do they work, I am planing on using this as a winter Birthday or Thinking of you card. The images are from Digi Kitty and I love them. They are so cute. I used my EK Success border punch, card stock and pattern paper from JoAnn's and Micheal's. It was fun trying out some different colors. Have a great day, Janet

You make my day brighter

Morning everyone, here is the first of the cards I made last night. This card is for the Stitch and Stash Monday sketch challenge. I had lots of fun making this card, the border pieces were cut with my new Martha Steward border punch, the flowers are a $1 stamp from Micheal's that I colored with gel pens. The verse is one of the Simple Doodles digi stamps and I used 3 gems for accents, these are also from Micheal's as is the cardstock. Happy Crafting, Janet

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Little Angel

This is my entry in the Just Christmas and Birthday Monday sketch challenge. I used a speckled white cardstock for my base card. All the sparkly foil papers are cut from gift bags I bought at the $ store. The angel image and verse are cut from a recycled Christmas card, I used my marvy punch for the circles and two different cuttlebug embossing folders for the embossing on the foil papers. Hope you like my card. Janet

Woman in black

This card is for the Stampers Corner swap groups sketch challenge # 198. I used a pinkish mauve cardstock for the base card, the next is a maroon and silver print paper matted in black. I bought this paper at the $ store a few years ago in a pack of assorted papers. I used both velveteen and white and black ribbons accross the card. The image of the lady stamped in black was given to me in an image swap with one of the ladies on my Just Cards swap group. I tore the edges and then added black around all the sides. I used pop dots to elevate the image to make it stand out more. Happy crafting everyone, Janet

Robin in a tree

This card is for two different challenges, #1 is the MoJo Monday sketch challenge, #2 is the Etsy inspired challenge. I chose the bird picture and lots of bright colors for my challenge. The image is another of the Two for Tues. Vintage digi images. I used colored pencils, and EK success border punch and ribbon to make this card. All the cardstock is from JoAnn's. Happy crafting everyone, Janet


Here is my entry in the Crazy 4 Challenges Sat. sketch challenge. I used papers from JoAnn's and a digi stamp from a new place I discovered last night. It is called Two for Tues. and has the greatest Vintage stamps. If you like vintage stamps check them out. I colored the image with my handy coloring pencils. Great birthday card for the male population anywhere past the age of 6 or 7. Enjoy, Janet