Saturday, November 14, 2009

A few cards to share

I am finally starting to get to use/play with some of my great Unity Stamps! I joined the KOTM and really haven't had time all summer. This cute ice cream cone and cherries are all a part of the KOTM. Not sure if I did it justice or not, but had fun with it.

Now everyone at work knows I make cards so I have been elected to make all the cards for the office. Which I actually really enjoy since it gives me a reason to make a card. If you haven't noticed I have been playing with different looks and techniques. I really like my CuttleBug and am trying to find all the differents looks you can get with it. The embossing folder of the little hearts is my favorite so far. You can make a card so simple and quick, but the embossed hearts seem to add the finishing touch.

This is a birthday card I made for a girl who loves pink and doesn't care for the really cluttered and wild looking cards. So I used yet again my fabulous CuttleBug die cuts for the embossed look on the edges/corners. I just used the same paper and it gave the card a very elegant look, that and the pearlescent spray that I finished it off with. (By the way, I can't take a descent picture of a card.)
Please leave me a comment with your thoughts on these cards.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Beautiful November Day!

What more can you ask for... Beautiful fall weather and a day and Nama's & Papa's! Nama even made me some acorn squash and it was sooooo yummy. Of course this was after a trip to the apple farm to get some nummy nummy apple donuts and apple cider. Life is good.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Can you believe!

That's right, 2 posts in the same month! I am on a roll... LOL Here are 2 birthday cards I made for 2 friends that have birthdays coming up. 1 of them is actually on Halloween so the scarecrow stamp from Unity was just the perfect touch for this card.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Halloween & Christmas

The spider above I made from scratch using the one below for a pattern. What do you think? For some reason I just love this goofy little guy.

Below is a get well card I made for a co-worker, she is very bright and chipper. It was kind of hard to make a card as cheery as she normally is.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Happy Hippo

Here is a very simple card I just threw together tonight, not even sure where the idea came from. But I just love this little hippo and had to use pretty soon! It's just a goofy little card for a goofy girl on her birthday. By the way, she is scared to death of birds so I just had to add a few.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Time for school

Ok, I am really having a hard time with this one. I wanted to make a little card for a certain little boy who just completed his first week of preschool and wow the brain is having a total meltdown! Everything seems to be getting lost between the brain and the hands!!!! Oh wait... I think my brain has gone on vacation for the summer and hasn't returned yet... maybe that's my problem. :)

Friday, September 11, 2009


I know I have totally neglected my little unknown blog this summer, but I just have a hard time staying inside. I have actually been visiting everyone's sites throughout the summer. I have been doing some scrapping but just not taking the time to take pictures and post them. I am horrible. But I am finally back and guessing with that the time of year I will be around alot more.
Anyone out there going to be at the convention in Rhinelander, WI next weekend? I don't think its a very big one but hoping to pick up a few things and hopefully a few new ideas.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

CPS 109 - Rejoice....

I think Easter is my favorite holiday for making cards. This was a pretty easy one, most of it was computer images printed and pieced together. I of course had to put a few Stickles onto the white lilies.... The saying is from EK Success, along with the paper, Yellow Cross Collage. The paper I got a while ago and have been hoarding it. The pack was called True Faith and has some of the most beautiful religious paper in it.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Welcome to stop 143 on the World Record Inspirational Unity Blog Hop

Tying a yellow ribbon around the Unity Tree for all our soldiers, may they all make it home safe.
Stamp: Dream Tree by Unity Stamp Co
Paper used: The Paper Co & Best Occasions
Ribbon: American Crafts & Offray
Buttons by Dress It Up (Jesse James & Co)
Vintage Plum embossing powder by Tsukinek
Moonlight White Brillance Ink
EK Success Edge Rounder
2 yellow brads (?)

Saying for the day:
The man who said it can't be done.... should not interrupt the woman doing it.
View the Inspirational Blog Hop by starting at
Next on the hop is the wonderful Danielle Wycough

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

CPS 107

2 challenges in a row! Wow I am on a roll, LOL. I love the sketches from CPS, they always make you think outside of the box. I tried something a little different with it and kind of like it. Instead of just a plain rectangle for the under panel, I decided to go outside my comfort zone.
Used my great little Cuttlebug for the white panels, and I got a new edge punch from EK Success this weekend (30% off), I really like the punch. I also finally got to use the EK Success fastner tool that I have had for a very long time and have never used. I really like the little staples on the top panel. Gave it a little zip of color with the red flowers. And of course I finished it with a light coating of spray glitter (the picture didn't pick up).

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

CPS 106

I love this sketch! I've been out of the loop for quite some time, but hoping to get back at it now that I am feeling better. I kept it very simple with this card. First I drew some curvy lines on white card stock, used my Cuttlebug to emboss it, layered some butterflies to give it some dimension, used my wonderful little Cuttlebug again using a die cut to get the lettering. I finished it off with some pearlecent spray I found at Walmart to give it a little shimmer. It's a really simple card but it really has a nice look to it in real life.
The butterflies are so awesome, I found a large pack of single layer foil butterflies at Walmart for $1.00, a variety of colors and sizes. I LOVE THEM! I found I can layer them and bend up the top layer to give the wings a lot more dimension. They're soo fun.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Gone for sooo long!

I am soooo bad, I have been neglecting my blog these days. I have had such a bad cold & flu, just trying to get through the day has been a challenge. This stuff just drained me! Yuck! So here are a few cards (the only thing I have made in weeks) I have made for 2 special people. If you are one of them, don't look you'll see them tomorrow! :)
Please forgive me for my slacking, not sure if anyone even comes to visit me any more, but if you do leave me a comment and I promise to make a new card (and post it) for each comment left.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

CPS 100

Here is my card for CPS 100 challenge. I used a basic brown cardstock and some paper remnants for the background panels. Then I used the wavy squares die cutter from Cuttlebug to make the center panels and stamped the sentiment (Studio G) and edges of the center panel with coffee colored ink. For the butterflies I actually overlayed 2 butterfly embellies from Walmart to create 1. I like the "flying off the card" look it gives it. Added a piece of sheer brown ribbon from JoAnns and done.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

CPS 99

IT'S A GIRL! Alicia had little Emma on Monday night, mommy & baby all rosy and healthy. So I was inspired to make a card for a precious little girl. Mommy likes green so I used a soft green with white dots for the background and a soft pink with slightly darker pink dots for the paper I ran through my Cuttlebug with a stamp die cut, then used the embossing folder to add the baby carriage embossing. I tried the alphabet die cut for the first time with this card, wow now that was an experience. They don't cut as nicely as everything else I have tried. But I think I finally learned the trick (after MANY attempts). I sponged Brillance Pearlescent Pink onto the letters and ran ribbon down the side to tie all the carriages together with.
I couldn't stop with one card for this challenge so I made the blue card also. I used my Martha Stewart flower punch to make the flowers, added a little color using my gel pens and topped them off with a little Stickles Diamond glitter glue.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Butterflies are free!

In hopes spring will come sooner, LOL, I made this birthday card. I actually love this one! I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the navy blue background and the white scalloped panel. I used the Cuttlebug die cutter for the square sentiment. I sponged the royal blue onto the square, stamped the sentiment with black Brillance ink. The butterfly embellishment is from Walmart, along with the sheer lace.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Wedding Card

Oh I LOVE this new stamp by Inkadinkado! I just bought this from Nosser's this weekend. I used my Cuttlebug emboss the little hearts on the white background, and the double hearts die cut for the hearts embellishments. I used Ranger Diamond Stickles on the double hearts and light blue stickles to boarder the oval. For the stamp I colored the stamp with my watercolor markers and then stamped it on white card stock. I used my Fiskars lace punch for the pink panel.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Another one - Wedding tag that is...

I forgot all about this new stamp I just got, and I got it just for this reason... Dah!!! The picture didn't focus too well, but you get the idea.

Wedding name tags

A good friend of mine is getting married this summer and her wedding color is Pink! I have been asked to come up with some options for the place setting name tags. Here are a few of the options so far. Any ideas out there????

Here is a close up (kind of) of each one so far... My camera did NOT want to focus in on there for some reason! I think I need good ole fashion sunlight.

I am trying to go simple, there has to about 250 of these to be made. Still working on more ideas but any feedback or suggestions would be TOTALLY helpful!!!