Monday, June 30, 2008

Oldie Moldie Monday

Here we go - oldie moldie Monday - isn't it good Monday's come again - and I finally found out what my raise was for last year and I got back pay - all things are looking up.

I was on a roll with this paper this week end - there are two more card to post this week - and it is fun paper so I really should keep creating - just make it oldie moldie week.

This is a birthday card for my boss.

Paper and Brad - Making Memories

Stamp - goodness I have already buried it - or put it in a safe place (yikes) will update at a later time.

Rounded the corners on some of the paper and the bottom of the card base. Inked the edges of all the paper. Favorite Ink used - ColorBox Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink by Clearsnap Rub on is a great find in the card aisle of JoAnn's - on clearance - got a group of rub ons for $1 - stay tuned this week to see another rub on from this same group

Hope you enjoy my visit with this paper grouping - I have enjoyed creating with it.

Have a wonderful evening.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

A Paper Therapy Week End

Celebrating and relaxing this week end because Icompleted a big job at work - a marathon run for 45 days - and I lived. To celebrate, I treated myself out to a day of paper therapy shopping. Such fun - drove to Madison and hit all the stores there - it was such great therapy. Much cheaper and longer lasting than those medical doctors. So last night I continued to celebrate by making some cards. I got out a pack of paper from Making Memories that I received when I designed for Simply Sentiments Card Magazine. It was so fun to get complete packages of paper and accessories from the companies. I have made many cards out of this pack this week end so stay tuned for more cards. Fun color combinations.

This card is based on the new template found each Sunday on Card Positioning System. Go check out all their templates.

Card Size - 3.25 x 5.5

Stamp - Amuse (one of my new purchases)
Ink - Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink by Colorbox
Computer Generated Sentiment
tag - QuicKutz
Flowers - Prima, America Traditions
Flower Bling - Target Dollar Bin
Bling - Darice
Paper - Making Memories

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Just Peeking In

Sending this as a birthday card to a friend. Isn't that just the cutest kitty pieaking out. I wanted to make an A2 size card - so I cut the sentiment apart and spread it around the card. Love the pop of blue for color.

The stamps are from a local stamp company in Janesville, WI. Crackerbox Palace. The paper is from the masculine pad from Hot Off the Press.

Hope you enjoy the card.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Sketch - Challenge Card

Trying to get myself motivated to make a few cards - so I decided to try the sketch on a new sketch site - 2 Sketches 4 U. I also decided to do the pink challenge on Caardvarks. Sometimes you make a card and you don't really like it - that was this card - but I took it to work today so I could take a picture of it with the excellent lighting I have in my office - I took it out of my bag and laid it down - this was the way it was laid down with the fold on the top - I really like this card - now picture the card with the fold on the left - that was the card I did not like. I thought the card had too much blank space so I started adding the Basic Grey rub ons that have been hanging out in my rub on folder.

Patterned Paper: Making Memories (plaid), green and black dots - Sweetwater
Trim - Wrights
Bling - Target dollar bin
Die cuts - Sizzix
Rub ons - flourishes - Basic Grey; sentiment Kaiser Scrapbooking
Bazzill scalloped paper - card base
Prima flowers

Hope you enjoy my creation.

Everyone have a wonderful evening and hope you get to be creative.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Oldie Moldie Monday - Sympathy Card

I needed to make a sympathy card for a co worker. His father in law passed away so I wanted the card to be masculine. I loved this Basic Grey paper for masculine cards - the paper had such depth of color in it. They are suppose to have a new "manly" paper out but I have not seen it. The solid like paper I stamped the cattails on was part of one of their Christmas collections. I stamped the image with pigment ink and put clear embossing powder over the top. The sentiment is a rub on.

Have a wonderful evening.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Monkey Love

Sorry for the lack of creative posts or any posts of any sort - spring/summer brings lots to do outside and also very busy at work which zaps all creativity.
I went to a wonderful wedding on Saturday for a couple very special young people. Have seen them grow academically, personally and professionally. What a special day to share with them and of course got to see lots of other great people also.
The reason for a monkey wedding card is
  • the bride is crazy about monkeys
  • the groom proposed to the bride at the monkey cages

Thus a monkey wedding card. I do love how it turned out and I know they will love it. It is a 6 inch card.

Paper is Imaginisce

Stampendous Stamp

Colored with Twinkling H2O's

Diecuts - Cuddlebug and QuicKutz

Hope you enjoyed my whimsical wedding card.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

How about a recipe?

Sorry - work is whipping me so there has not been too much creativity around here. I did do some cooking last week end for a neighborhood party. I thought I would share this potatoe recipe with you.

This is one of the recipes I got in the recipe exchange I was in a couple months ago - very easy and very tasty.

Roasted Red Potatoes

1/2 cup light ranch reduced fat dressing (I used regular because that is what I had)
1/2 cup shredded cheese
1/4 cup bacon bits (I chopped up some of the precooked bacon you buy at the store - I used a whole package since I doubled the recipe - there can never be too much bacon)
2 lb small red potatoes, cubed
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley (I didn't put this in)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix dressing, cheese and bacon bits in a large bowl. Add potatoes, toss lightly.

Spoon into lightly greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish; cover with foil. Bake 40 minutes. Remove foil, bake an additional 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with parsley.

Bakes 8 servings, 2/3 cup each.


Sunday, June 8, 2008

Rainy Sunday

Rainy, wet Sunday. Wisconsin has been having lots of rain and storms like many areas of the Midwest. Thunderstorm rolling through right now. We really don't need any more rain - I need to mow my lawn - I went out today and it was still wet. Had to pick up branches and twigs all over the yard - I have cheap labour in my neighborhood - kids work for popscicles.
I was visiting a friend (a paper friend) in Joliet, IL - storms rolled through there yesterday but we were missed. We spent Friday and Saturday looking at all kinds of paper and stamps and just enabling each other. We sure had lots of fun - now I need to get busy and create - I don't think I have made anything from my last shopping trip with paper friends - work sure gets in the way of playing with paper.
The card I am sharing this evening is using paper from October Afternoon . They were a new company at CHA Summer 07. Great paper, rub ons and stamps. I believe the ribbon is from Michael's dollar bin - I just scrunched it up as I sewed it on the paper to give it a gathered-pleated look. I made the flower by running a gathering stitch along an edge and pulling it up. I added a brad (Paper Studio) to the center of the flower.
Enjoy the card.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Oldie Moldie Monday once again

Monday again - I do wish it would stay the week end longer than two days - we have no air conditioning at work - can't open windows so it was stifling today. Drank lots of water and tried not to fall asleep at work. Way too much to do right now.

This is a quick birthday card I made. I used an image which always makes a quick card for me. Dug out some paper that I have had for awhile. The paper is from the Hot Off the Press - Masculine collection. The green and rust were from the bag of scraps. I used my new Stampin! Up corner punch. First time - yeah Barb.

Hope you enjoy the card. Everyone have a great evening.

Sunday, June 1, 2008


It is Sunday and another beautiful day in Wisconsin - I was out digging in the dirt in the flower garden - had to get out of the sun - so came in and finished this card.

This is a same image swap that I am participating in at a great card site. We were all sent the stamped woman. She congures up many "women life experiences". I found a fun quote - Well this day was a total waste of Makeup and that is what is how I finished the inside of the card.

Bazzill scalloped paper cut to approximately 6 x 6 made up the base for this card. The design is based on the weekly sketch at Card Positioning Systems. I just did a little coloring of the image with colored pencils - the lips, hair, nails and the blouse. The flower is a stamp from Stampin! Up. The green is clear embossed on green paper. The pink is stamped with acrylic paint. I cut out the flowers. The paper is Basic Grey. The bright pink flowers and pink jewel brads are from Imaginisce. The black letters are from American Crafts. Hope you enjoy the card.

Everyone enjoy the remainder of your week end.