Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Birthday in layers

Another swap card and my last for this morning. It is entered in the Simple Doodles challenge to use some layers. I have my base card, a layer of print paper, next a layer of velum, my stamped images with sequins and pearls for more layers. Some of them I use pop dots on to add more dimension. This is all for now, Thanks for looking, Janet

Yellow with diamonds

Another swap card and my entry in the Daring Card Makers challenge to use some diamonds. I bought the crystals at JoAnn's, the embossed background is from a swap on the Just Cards group. I used part of an old card for the central image and emblished it with some glitter glue and the crystals. The ribbon makes the final touch of yellow. Thanks for stopping by, Janet

Pretty in Pink

Another card for a swap and my entry in the Stamp Something challenge to use pink. I used three different pinks and embossed them with my cuttlebug embossing folders. Did a little sanding on the one so the dots show up better. The flower image is from an old card I am recycling. Hope you all have a wonderful day, Janet


Morning everyone, I was busy last night and got a few new cards made. This is for a swap on one of my groups and an entry in the Little Paper Shop color challenge. I used the required colors of Kraft, Chocolate, & Yellow. Papers are from JoAnn's, I bought the butterfly at Tues. Mornings and the brad at JoAnn's. Can't remember where I got the ribbon probably Micheal's as I buy a lot of ribbon from there. The thread for the string embroidery is also from JoAnn's. Hope you like my card, Janet

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happy Birthday

My final card in white, orange, green and purple. I made this one a Birthday card and used the Card Positioning Systems challenge sketch. All papers and the gems are from JoAnn's, the flowers are from Wal Mart, the verse is from Micheal's. As you can see my three cards are quite different even though I used the same four colors for each of the three cards. I just used them in different ways. I hope you enjoy my cards tonight. I am really glad to have the time to get back to making my cards. Thanks for stopping by, Janet

With Sympathy

I made this card for my Uncle and cousins. My Aunt passed away a little over a week ago and I wanted a special card for them. I have entered it into the Stamping Sisters in Christ Sunday challenge which is to mount up part of your card image. The Bible and flowers are from a Inkadinkado stamp set I recently purchased at JoAnn's. I stamped the image on white cardstock and then heat embossed itin black, I then cut the image out and taped it to my embossed cardstock that I had received in a swap on the Just Cards group. I attached this to my pick base card. I stamped my image again and heat embossed it using burgandy embossing powder, I colored the flowers with my marking pens and cut out the flower portion of the image. I then used pop dots to put it onto the first image. I stamped my verse that is from The Angel Company and heat embossed it with silver, cut it out with curved edges and pop dotted it onto the front of my card. Hope you like my work, Janet

Thank You

This is another card done in white, orange, green and purple for my swap group's color challenge. In this card I used the sketch from the Card Pattern's challenge. The papers are all from JoAnn's, I used my cuttlebug embossing folder for the white piece of cardstock to give it some dimension, cut an oval with my nestibilities to stamp Thank You on and added some orange ribbon for the final detail. The oval is put on with mounting tape to add more dimension to the card. Thanks for stopping by, Janet

Thinking of you, birthday card

This card is for a swap on one of my groups and is for two different challenges. # 1 is the Just Christmas and Birthdays sketch challenge and #2 is for Stamp Something's doodle challenge.
I had to use white, orange, purple and green for my swap challenge, The papers are from JoAnn's, I used one of my cuttlebug embossing folders a gel pen for the doodles and stamps from Micheals. Have a great day, Janet

With Deepest Sympathy

I made this card today for my cousin who lost her husband this last weekend. He had been sick for quite some time by his death was a shock to the family. I used the sketch from Unscripted sketchs to make the card. The imaage is from InkADinkADo, I heat embossed it in black and use colored pens for the added color. The black circles for the top are cut with two of my punches fastened to a piece of cardstock and then stamped with a verse from a Micheal's stamp. I embossed it with antique yellow. Ribbon, and a black mat were added for a finished touch. Thanks for looking, Janet

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


I received this award from two of my fellow Bloggers and am passing it along to 10 other's that I get inspiration from. Snoopy and Faye I thank you for the award.

My nominations for this blog award are:

1. Holley's Blog
2. Daring Card Makers
3. Stamping Sisters in Christ
4. Simple Doodles
5. Stamp Something
6. Card Patterns
7. Digi Kitty
8. Crazy 4 Challenges
9. EtsyInspired
10. Whimsie Doodles

1. Comment on this blog.
2. Cut and paste the award and use it on your blog.
3. Nominate 10 blogs that encourage or inspire you.
4. Link them to your page.
5.Comment on their blogs so they know they have received the award.
6. Link back to the person who gave you this award so they know you received it.

I hope you all enjoy your award and know how special you are to my crafting life.


Pretty Kitty

This is my entry in the Stamp Something Challenge to make something Girly. I used some of my embossed background paper from a swap on Just Cards, cut out the center with my nestibilities and added a pretty ribbon and a You're Purrfect stamp. The kitten picture is from an old calendar. Hope you enjoy my efforts, Janet


My entry in Mercy's Tues Sketch Challenge.
Papers from JoAnn's, yarn, cuttlebug embossed background, sticker from $ store. Enjoy, Janet

Puppy Love

My entry in the Sweet Shop Sat. sketch challenge. Papers from JoAnn's and paint chips from Lowe's. I used my Creative Success edge punch, brown Memento ink to stamp the little dog (can't remember where I got the stamp) a small piece of white ribbon and three gems to complete the card. Thanks for looking, Janet


My entry in the Daring Card Makers Fri. challenge to use aquamarine in your card. Papers are from JoAnn's, I used my nestibilities to cut the three center pieces, the fairy is from Inkadinkado, the hello is from Micheal's. I used colored pencils and gel pens on the fairy and flowers. Enjoy, Janet

Fairy Magic

This is my entry in Card Patterns Fri. sketch challenge
Papers are from JoAnn's, image is from Inkadinkado, I used my corner rounder from Creative Memories and some colored yarn for the bottom decoration. I used colored pencils to finish off my image. Thanks for stopping by, Janet

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thinking of you

Here is another card I made tonight. It is for one of my swap groups. I used part of an old card for the center image, some of the embossed paper I received in a swap on Just Cards and a piece of decorative paper with leaves in it. Thanks for stopping by, Janet

Spring beauty

This is my paper piecing card for Simple doodles. I used their new daffodil image, printed in white, gold and orange. I colored the white leaves with a green gel pen to give it some glitter then cut out the flower and the center ruffle glueing them on top of each other. Hope you like my efforts, Janet

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


My last card for this morning is for the Stamp Something Fri challenge. Make something that reminds you of Spring. I used my spring paper from JoAnn's, one of my inkadinkado stamps, a square punch and some ribbon. Have to go, everyone have a great day. Janet

Taking Flight

Here is my entry in Daring Card Makers challenge to make a winter birthday card. I used part of a recycled card, papers from JoAnn's, gems and a buttons. Enjoy, Janet

Spring Birds

Morning everyone, I made three cards last night and will try to get them on here before I have to leave for work. The first one is for the Sweet Shop Sat. sketch with a twist challenge. The twist was adding flowers. I used my new bird stamps from Inkadinkado, two different punches, some left over scraps of paper I made last week, silk flowers and brads. All the papers are from JoAnn's. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by, Janet

Sunday, February 21, 2010

You're the Best

This gate fold card if my entry in the Paper Craft Planets Sat. color challenge. I used two different edge punches, a hand held heart punch and my cuttlebug embossing folder to make the card. The stamp is from Micheals. Enjoy, Janet

Birthday fairies

First card tonight is for the Etsyinspired Sat. challenge to use fairies, gnomes or bee's . I made a gate fold card with heat embossed tulips on the front with fairy stickers for my Happy Birthday message and tucked into the flowers. I bought the stickers at the $ Tree a while back. Thanks for stopping by, Janet

Saturday, February 20, 2010


My final card for now, again this is for one of my swap groups using the animal stickers. I love the way they change when you move the card. Hard to show that in a scan though. This is also my entry in the Crazy 4 Challenges contest for this week. We had to use a little red on the card. I chose to mat my cream colored textured paper on red velum. I added a large cream bow and the three tiger stickers. Thanks again for stopping by. Janet


Another card for a swap, for this one I used the sketch challenge on Midnight Madness. This was a fun card to make I used three different cuttlebug embossing folders for the different papers. They were all matted with black and the Rejoice and ribbon are also in black. The cross is in a light lavender to make my pastel card complete. Thanks for stopping by, Janet

Birthday Bears

Another card for a swap exchange, I used some stickers I bought someplace ??? can't remember where but think it was probably the $ Tree. They change when you move the card. I used papers from JoAnn's, versa mark for the Birthday greeting and a small piece of ribbon to complete the cards. The sketch is this weeks Sketch and Stash challenge. Enjoy, Janet

God So Loved the World

I made this card a couple of days ago for one of my monthly group swaps and for the Sunday Challenge on Stamping Sisters in Christ and the Little Paper Shop challenge to use some distressing. The stamp is a new one I bought at JoAnn's, I used colored pencils and a little bit of glitter in the centers of the lilies. I inked all of the edges of the papers to give a distressed look and heat embossed the message on the bottom to finish up the card. Hope you are all have had a good week. I am working for a few weeks and am really slow keeping up with my cards. Been getting some made just not getting them posted here. Will try to find more time during the week so you don't get everything on Sat. Enjoy, Janet

Sunday, February 14, 2010


My last card for tonight is for the Cardpostioning system Sunday sketch challenge. The colors I chose are for a challeng on one of my swap groups, I used my Making memoring corner rounder and an EK Success edge punch on my mats. The first two mats were embossed with different cuttlebug embossing folders. The top piece was stamped with a new verse stamp I found at Hobby Lobby when we were on vacation, I finished the card off with three silk flowers with gems glued to their centers. Enjoy and good night all, Janet

Pick One

My third card tonight is for the Etsyinspired Sat. challenge. I decided to use the bold black flowers for my inspiration. The center image is embossed in a flat black embossing powder. I Used the last piece of my crayon background paper, some black ribbon and a heart dangle to complete the card. Thanks for stopping bye, Janet

Happy Birthday

Here is my entry in the Sweet Shop Sat. sketch challenge. I used one of my nestibilities die cuts for the half circle and embossed it with a cuttlebug embossing folder. The center image is another piece of my hand made crayon paper, matted on dk green with green gems in the corners. The whole piece is matted on a glittery gray cardstock from JoAnn's and I have attached a green ribbon to the bottom and stamped Happy Birthday to the top of the card in green. Hope you all had a great Valentine's day and have had time to do a little crafting, Janet

Have a Heart

This is my entry in the Daring Card Makers challenge to make a card using some hearts. I used the cuttlebug heart embossing folder for the mat, a fiskers hand punch for the hearts, a spiral paper clip in black with black ribbon to attach the hearts which swing free on the card. The verse is one I paid $1 for at Micheal's. The colors are for a challenge on one of my swap groups. Enjoy, Janet

Friday, February 12, 2010


Sorry I am late with this, between vacation and a sick computer I just hadn't gotten around to doing the drawing. So with out further ado the winner is --------SNOOPY----- I will get your prize out to you the first of next week. Congrats, Remember everyone leave a comment saying you want in the drawing or send me an email so I have your name in the drawing. Cheers, Janet


Here is my Mercy's Tues. sketch challenge entry. I needed a mono card for one of my swap challenge so went with blue and used Mercy's sketch. Paper is from JoAnn's, silk flower and ribbon from Micheal"s, brad from Hobby Lobby and the embossing was done with the cuttlebug birthday embossing folder. Enjoy, Janet

Love is in the Air

Another Simple Doodles card using my home made crayon background and the new Heart Bear digi stamp. I made this for a Birthday card for a little girl. The sketch is from the Just Christmas and Birthdays Wed. challenge. To make the background paper I grated color crayons onto wax paper (put the wax paper onto a firm pad of newspaper) when I had all my colors grated I placed my sheet of cardstock on top, put a old piece of a sheet on top and then ironed everything. Make sure you use a hot iron, no steam. Look at your paper and if it needs more color grate more crayons and repeat the ironing. It works pretty easy. I am not sure if this is the directions given on other sites I lost the web sites and went with my own idea on how to complete this project. Hope you have fun trying it out, Janet

Pretty Blue Birthday

Here is my entry in the Stamping Sisters in Christ Sunday challenge. We had to use two of each thing we used on the card. So I have two blue papers, two silk flowers, two brads and two ribbon bows. Enjoy, Janet

Take a lick

Back in the swing of things here at home, tonights first card is for the Simple Doodles challenge to make your own background. I used flaked color crayons and my iron to make the background paper. The image is the new ice cream cone from Simple doodles and I used my cuttlebug embossing folder to make the design on the green paper. The sketch for my card is from the Sketch and Stash Monday challenge. Hope you all enjoy my card, Janet

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I'm back

Hello everyone, I am back from vacation, my computer has been fixed so I am ready to rock and roll. I made a couple of cards tonight but will not get them on until tomorrow. Hope everyone is well and creating up a storm. Janet

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Birthday in Blue

This is my third card and it is entered in the Stamp TV sketch challenge. Again I used my hand made background paper for the focal point of the card which I put onto the card with pop dots. I cut it out using one of my nestibilities, my light blue mat is embossed using one of the cuttlebug embossing folders and I used a piece of ribbon for the horizontal part of the sketch. I used the words Happy Birthday from a scrap piece of print paper for the finishing touch. Thanks for looking, Janet

Just shapes and colors

I used the Paper Craft sketch challenge for this card. I cut my background paper with my circle punch and with my nestibilities. I used ribbon and a get well saying from The Angel Company. Thanks for stopping by, Janet

Hearts and Flowers

My three cards tonight are for a swap on one of my groups. All of them use a back ground tech. of hair mousse and re-inkers. Can't find the directions right now but you use Mousse and reinkers on a piece of foil or wax paper ( I put it on one side then folded the foil in half to make a different pattern) you then put your cardstock piece into the colored mousse, lift it off and let it dry. Mine didn't dry as fast as I wanted so I sprinkled on some clear embossing powder and heat set it. Turned out pretty good. When I do this again I will use less ink so it doesn't blob up on me.
Now for this card it is in two card challenges, #1 Card positioning systems sketch challenge and # 2 the Daring card makers challenge to use something with a point. I used verse mark to stamp hearts with arrows through them, a strip of my background paper, silk flowers with jewel centers. Enjoy, Janet

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Birthday butterflies

My last card for tonight is entered in the Stamp TV Wed. color challenge. We had to use the colors found in a fall forest scene. Differents shades of oranges with a touch of green and blue. I used butterfly paper from a theme mat pack from JoAnn's, scrap cardstock, ribbon my newest EK Success border punch and my cuttlebug embossing folder. Enjoy, Janet

A little bird

My first card tonight is for Digi Kitty and Mercy's Tues. sketch challenge. For Digi Kitty I used one of their digi stamps and made a demensional card. The center image is put on with pop dots to add demension. I used my cuttlebug embossing folder on the main mat, my EK Success edge punch, gel pens, a computer made verse and a scrap piece of butterfly paper from JoAnn's. I hope you enjoy my creation, Janet

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hang in There

This card is for two different challenges, #1 is the AiFactory challenge to use 5 embelishments (ribbon and 4 flower stickers) and the Crazy 4 challenges design a pink card challenge. I used papers from JoAnn's, two different paint chips, my new edge punch from EK Success, my cuttlebug embossing folder and a stamp I picked up at a yard sale a few years ago. Hope you enjoy my card. It is good to be back home. I hope everyone who wants into my January blog candy contest has let me know. I would hate to have you miss out on the fun. Janet

Birthday World cupcake

This is my entry in the Whimsie Birthday card challenge. I used the Save the Earth cupcake digi and made it into a birthday card. Papers are from JoAnn's and the cuttlebug embossed paper is from a swap on Just cards. Enjoy, Janet

Monday, January 18, 2010

Party time

Here is my second card made from my Just Cards swap kit. It is also the MOJO Monday sketch. I added 2 extra pieces of cardstock to the materials I received in my swap. First one is the blue background mat that is stamped in the swirly pattern from the Angle Co. I also used my Ek Success border punch to make a decorative edge on the card. I matted the green pattern paper with some of my own cream wall paper. The ribbon, reddish print and the image were part of the card kit. I used my coloring pencils on the image and put her on with pop dots. The oval was cut using my nestibilities. Thanks for stopping by, Janet

Famlies are Forever

This card is my entry in the Sweet Shop sketch challenge and also my first card made from the card kit I received from Meg in my Just Cards swap group. We exchanged card kits and then have to make at least two cards using the things we received. I used one of my flower stamps on the white card stock Meg sent and then put the rest of the card together with the items I received. Hope you all enjoy my efforts, Janet

Celebrate hearts

This card is entered into the Etsyinspired challenge and the Card Postioning Systems sketch challenge. For the Etsy challenge I went with the turquoise colors in the soaps, I used paint chips and pearl look hearts and my Ek Success border punch to make the card. Celebrate is stamped with Stazon ink and a birthday verse is on the inside. Enjoy, Janet


Tonight we start with my Paper Craft Planet sketch entry and the Stamping Sisters in Christ challenge to use Home in your card theme. My papers are from JoAnn's, I used the nestibilities to cut the main image, the verse is from a book of verses I bought at a yard sale, ribbon, star and glitter glue are from Micheal's. Thanks for stopping by, Janet

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Mum's for You

This card is also entered in two challenges. #1 is for Stamp TV's monocromatic challenge, #2 is for Mercy's Tues sketch challenge. I used embossed papers from a swap exchange we had on my Just Cards swap group and a recycled front from an old Birthday card. I used my nestibilitie to cut the top two shapes. I added pink ribbon for accents. Thanks for stopping by, Janet

Grow Old Along with Me

First card for tonight is entered into the Paper Craft Planet color challenge(white/ivory, bashful blue, ruby red, creamy carmal) and into the Taylored Expresions sketch challenge. I used a verse from an old love poem book I bought at a second hand store, foam stars from $ store and assorted papers I had in my stash. This will be an anniversary card when I get the inside verse picked out. Enjoy, Janet

Friday, January 15, 2010

Birthday Flowers

My last card for tonight is entered into two challenges. #1 Etsy inspired (stacked flowers) and #2 Stamp TV's Thurs. sketch. Paper and brads are from JoAnn's, silk flowers are from Wal Mart. I used my scalloped punch to make the backs for the flower clips. Enjoy, Janet

Blue and White Birthday

My first card tonight is entered into 3 different challenges. #1 Simple Doodles challenge to use a heart and a Simple Doodles digi image, # 2 Daring Cardmakers challenge to have at least one hole in your card and #3 Stamp Something color challenge to make a blue and white card. This was a easy card to make and I think it turned out really nice. I used one of the embossed sheets I received in a swap on my Just Cards group, cut a hole in the center with my new nestibilities, colored my digi image and cut it out and glued it to the middle of my base card. Attached the embossed piece on top, added a blue ribbon and a shinny blue heart using pop dots. Great Birthday card for a child or a cat lover. Thanks for stopping by, Janet

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Gingerbread angel

Only one new card tonight. Busy sewing and reading today. This is my entry in the Whimsiedoodles Wed. challenge to use a window in my card. I used the Whimsie Ginger Angel digi stamp (cutting off the tree ornament and adding a heart) made two images cutting out the face part, coloring both images and using pop dots to put the part image on top of the whole image. I used my large circle punch to make the window adding more hearts and ribbon to complete the card. Will make a great Valentine card for one of my grandchildren. Enjoy, Janet