Thursday, June 30, 2011

Proud American

Honestly I only have one little piece left of this paper
not sure if I can squeak out one more card but I will sleep on it.
this is new Kraft card stock and red twine from the
check them out get stuff reasonable prices
striped paper from Fancypants
still can't believe how long I have had it without using it.
Proud American and the other embellishments from that same soft spoken pack
all aged with Java Walnut Ink Antiquing Solutions by Tsukineko
I sprayed the whole card with Tattered Angels glimmer mist Dazzling Diamonds
entered a few challenges
The Kraft Journal  something old something new
More that Favors Red White and Blue

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Happy Birthday USA

YES I am seriously addicted to this paper
can't believe I have had it for so long and never used it
this is Kraft card stock from PTI A2 size
the Forth of July is another form the Soft Spoken package
I inked this as well to make it more vintage
added the blue square DCWV card stock
and a few stars cut from George and Basic Shapes
I printed the banner on the computer
and a little red stickles and some faux stitching
entering in a few challenges
Birthday Sundaes Stars Stripes and Birthday
 Whimsical Wednesdays. Patriotic buttons, brads or bling
Scrapbookaholic by Abby Use Red White and Blue
Use it Tuesday Red White and Blue

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Had a lot of left over pieces from my card I made for My Sheri Crafts 
decided to put together a few more cards for some challenges 
A2 card Kraft card stock from Kraft Outlet 
you should check out this site just click on the link on my sidebar
GREAT stuff here at GREAT prices.
I sprayed the card with Java Walnut Ink Antiquing Solutions by Tsukineko
Striped paper from Fancypants
Stars from WildCard altered on Gyspy
blue card stock DCWV
Cream DCWV glitter Chirstmas stack cream
dabbed with some red stickles.
Freedom I just got this pack should remember who it is from but I don't
pretty sure it's Soft Spoken this was really white and I use the Java ink on this too
for a more vintage feel
a few buttons with natural twine from Papertrey ink
and a few doodle dots for good measure.
My Craft Spot seeing Stars
Celebrate the Occasion 4th of July red, white and blue

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop

The inspiration

A2 Kraft card stock
first mat vintage cream
Layered with 1/2 wide stripes of paper]
from the Hodge Podge Stack
Summer Sunrise ribbon
Tag-Its # 5 stamp set
one pink pearl and two Papertrey ink Buttons

Happy 4th

Guess I am not as techie as I thought because last night worked to schedule this to post today at 1 EST....
got to the airport to pick up my daughter's college room mate and nothing UGH!
 Her friend is visiting from Austraila and of course they lost her luggage.
We wait for quite a while but finally they said someone would bring it tomorrow.
Got a little dinner and now home at last...don't you love how life gets in the way?

Thanks to Sheri at My Sheri Crafts
for asking me to be a guest designer a true honor for me. She ask for a 4th of July card
I don't know why but I really struggled at first but happy with the way the card came out

The card started with a A2 Base
First mat Papertrey Ink Vintage cream
Second mat from Basicgrey Lemonade 6x6 stack
Main layer from FancyPantsDesigns
I used Tim Holt's distresser on all the edges
And inked them with Dune by Color Box
the stars on the left were done on my
Gypsy WildCard page 69 I hide the inner star
So the stars would cut solid
Cut them out of navy DCWV at 3.75
And DCWV Christmas glitter mat stack 3.50 I also use this to cut the 4th and background
I dabbed some red stickles on the stars and smeared it around for some sparkle
Happy 4th is from SVG cuts Made in the USA collection
I cut this from a scrap and inked it with Dune
The ribbon is some I tea dyed and crinkled myself
Some buttons from my jar and a little faux stitching

Thursday, June 23, 2011

All together

got another page done in my summer album from last year
papers DCWV
this is Caladesi Island In Florida
on the Gulf of Mexico
the picture is my mom and dad and my daughters

linked up at Craft Junkie Too
TGIF Linky Party

Craft Junkie Too Friend

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Fabulous blog Candy

is looking for followers and 
has some awesome blog candy 
check it out 


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Winner of the Blog Candy

Is Amy from Amy's Crafting Space if you get a chance stop by her blog she has amazing cards I am sure she will inspire you! Amy email your address and I will put all the items in the mail to you.

Monday, June 20, 2011

NYC finds blog candy

Went to M&J trimmings in NYC
they we so busy with girls getting trim for wedding dresses
did pick up these flowers 
I am going to add a few of these in my
blog candy.....
same old rules
be a follower
leave a message and a way for me to get in
touch with you
can only mail to us and cananda

Saturday, June 18, 2011

New York City

Getting ready to go on a bus trip to New York City for the day
with my youngest daughter. Going to Macy's, Time Square and Juniors Cheese Cake
for sure the rest will be spur of the moment. Hoping to stop in one or two of the
fabric shops to look for lace and buttons
won't get home until 11 tonight so no cards or gardening today
but still lots of fun
 pink Astilbe

Friday, June 17, 2011


 Found what that plant is 

Verbascum 'Hartleyi'

Common Names:
Hartleyi Mullein Hybrid
Sun/Water Requirements:

Partial/Full sun.Moderate to wet conditions.
Provider Notes: "Full sun and well-drained soils are best but plants tolerate afternoon shade, particularly in zone 8.Seed propagation is easy under moist, warm (70-75 F) conditions."

Climate / Hardiness Zones:
Zone 6 to Zone 8
Provider notes: "Full sun and well-drained soils are best but plants tolerate afternoon shade, particularly in zone 8."

Range: Grows from 2' to 4'.

Colors: YellowSeason(s): Summer

Provider notes: "Sends up many shoots of large canary yellow flowers suffused with plum."

Color: Leaves are dark green, green and purple.
Provider notes: "Dark green 18" diameter rosettes of crinkled, shallowly lobed foliage give rise to 8-10 unbranched racemes, each bearing 1" diameter rose-pink to purple flowers.The leaves are smooth above and pubescent beneath."

Got it at a Town Wide Garage Sale 
Been Driving me nuts trying to figure out what it was
finally last night I googled yellow Perennials and finally found it
It really is pretty

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Happy Dad Day and Thursday Patches of Pink Link Up Party

Mary from CARDZTV had a video on how to make these shirts
so easy and it made the cutest fathers day card.
A2 kraft card stock PTI
Orange blue and shirt card stock from my scrap pile
stamp from Studio G
a little twine and a little faux stitching

and adding this to my Blog candy Tuesday
simple rules
1. be a follower
2.leave a message
3. leave a way for me to get in touch with you
so sorry can only mail to the US and Canada


Patches of Pink

Thursday Link up Party

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Scrappin With Cricut Father's Day Link Up Party

Show off your Father's Day projects at Scrappin With Cricut's Link-Up Party! Link your project below...


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Oh Happy Day!

I had won a Simply Charm cart over at
and Shelly sent along this wonderful card
It is just adorable and it was a happy day
Shelly thank you so much!
I got this on Saturday and had spent a nice day with two
of my daughters we went to Hobby Lobby
Our first time they were teasing me all the way there
because I was so excited and then when we walked in they
Had no idea they had so many home decor items...
now THEY can't wait to go back...oh youth...
Anyway I am so thankful for all my wonderful bloggy friends
that I have some Blog candy to is the first peek
at some of the candy 

there will be more over the next week
 next Tuesday June 21st
I will pick a winner at
simple rules
1. be a follower
2. leave a comment on any post over the next week
3. leave a way for me to get in touch with you
and I am sorry but I can only ship to the USA and Canada
and lastly tonight
have this plant in my garden no idea
what the name of it is but if any one knows I have a
little something for you too...

Monday, June 13, 2011

Guest Designer at Patti-Lynn Creations

had a post asking their followers to thing of an idea for a challenge
don't know why put I thought of a challenge to use one color
they chose my idea and have given me the wonderful opportunity to
to be their guest designer
So scary and exciting at the same time
Here is what I came up with
It's a a2 card ripe avocado from paper trey ink
All the pattern paper is from K&Company
Use Swiss dots folder for the side piece
Then more K&Company
Paper trey Ink Spring moss run through the Stylized flowers folder
All edges inked with Dune from Color Box
Spellbinders pendants Fluer De Lis on ripe avocado
Spellbinders Scallop Circle
Ripe avocado button paper trey ink
Crinkle ribbon from My Craft Spot
Here is what I came up with from my own idea
hop on over and join in the callenge



Hope to have an exciting post for you later today, but until then.
Astilbe are rugged, beautiful shade lovers that throw long and colorful spikes
I use it as a border along a little slate path in my garden.
One of my favorite plants.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Happy Fathers Day

Made this for my dad on for all the times he pack up the
station wagon and took us to Long Beach Island
for Vacation  
This is a file from SVGCuts the All about dad collection
the surf board is for Life is a Beach
the base card stock is PTI Ocean Tides
the rest of the papers are from my scrap basket
I did the "Happy Father's Day" on the Computer
used glossy accents in the window to make them look  real
posted this in Challenges at
CARDZ TV Father's Day use Life is a Beach
Celebrate the Occasion Father's Day
My Sheri CRAFTS Father's Dad

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Looking Good

No story for these Peonies just that I think they are Fabulous
you will see what I mean tomorrow if
it doesn't down pour and I can get
a picture of this opened

Second page for my album
fits the colors for the Challenge over at
My Pink Stamper
had a horrible time tonight with GLUE
so hot it was everywhere but the page
This is my middle and youngest daughter
with their airbrushed tattoos at
Weeki Wachee FL
all the paper is from one on my Favs
DCWV citrus

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Eclectic post

This is probably the most Eclectic post I have done but here goes
These peonies are so special to me the are originally from
my grandmother garden in Stamford CT
then they went to my mom in Clinton Corners NY
then to my house in Saratoga NY
and then to my Daughters in Fort Edward NY


looking for how we store our stamps
I don't have that many so it's not to hard for me
I have my one and only Martha Stewart around the pages punch
on my shelf that was in my desk picture

 Last made this page working on an album from a family vacation
when ever we go to visit my mom and dad we always pile on their bed
before we leave for a vacation photo been doing that since they moved to Florida
almost 25 years now
all pattern paper from DCWV citrus stack

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch winner

Woke up this morning and found I had was the winner of  the Sunday Sketch
at...nice way to start my Sunday

Friday, June 3, 2011

Oh to be a ladybug her spots fade when she gets older Happy Birthday

A2 purple card stock
first mat light purple embossed with swiss dots
next mat lavendar run throught floral fantasy
ran my brayer in studio g pink chalk in and ran it over the embossing
cake from Straight from the nest cut at 3"
paper from cake and ladybugs from Basicgrey
Scallop on top of cake from Cosmo Cricket
mini deck Pixie-Licious
lady bugs from Doodlecharms
.25" .50" .75" and 1.00"
use some leather cording from a jewelry project
for the antenna
put glossy accents in the open scallops
finished with a little bling and a bow
I printed the saying on my computer
This for a Challenge #10 Cute Critters

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Masculine Birthday Card

Challenge #11 Masculine Birthday Card
dark blue card stock a2
dark yellow mat
orange mat
pattern paper from Basicgrey June Bug paper pad
Circles from Plantin Schoolbook
2"  1.75"  2 at 1.25" and 1"
two circles run through the cuttlebug Happy Birthday folder
Just of You stamped with versa mark white embossing folder
all circles attached with brads
finished off with some Natural twine 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Thinking of you

Did this card for a challenge over at
a blog that challenges you to dust off all the things you have
purchase stuck in a drawer and haven't used
I use Cord'nations card stock for the base a2 card
HAD to get this and it's been sitting in my pile of card stock
for a least 6 months which really isn't long in the scheme of my unused stash
next it it a mat from DCWV Citrus stack
then two patter papers from Basicgrey
next I used a stamp I have I am pretty sure I got at ACMoore when
they were having a 50% off sale it's marked f-2211 Santa Rosa 1999
really had to dust it off 
I inked with black staz-on onto Bristol XL paper
it's an all purpose artist paper
I seem to have trouble stamping but with this paper I get good results
it's very thick and textured on one side
after stamping I colored with markers from Marvy
use a circle die from Spellbinders embossed leaving the die on
I inked the edges with Color Box Dune
put a dark brown Spellbinders scalloped circle behind
flower cut from Plantin Schoolbook
Thinking of you from Hero Arts

My Desk

Per Christina's instructions NO cleaning....that was really hard...
but here's where my magic happens :)
Link a picture of your desk