Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Baby Card for the Diva Coffee Break

I have been so busy this weekend. I can't believe that it is already Sunday night. I was one of those crazy shoppers at JCPenny's a 4AM on Friday. I did get some good deals. The best was at Michael's. I got 12 boxes of storage organizing shelves for 55% off. I spent the rest of the weekend redoing my craft space. My sweet hubby helped me put everything together . Then on Saturday we went and got two pieces of counter top to form an "L" shape work area. It's really shaping up to be a wonderful work space. The next step is to do something about the lighting. If you have any suggestion please leave it in the comments.
I had to try out my new space so I took some time out to play. I needed two baby girl cards and I wanted to give the Diva Coffee Break Designs sketch challenge. I love this sketch. The stamp set I used is SU Nursery Necessities. The card stock and ink are SU Rose Red. The ribbon is SU Organza Ribbon. I love that ribbon. The DP is also from SU. This is only the second easel card I have made and I really enjoy making them.
Thanks for stopping and let me know what you think. Have a great week.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Patterned Embossing


I spent most of the day in bed or in a chair watching Stamp TV and craft room videos. My stomach is sore. I am not sure what is going on but I haven’t eaten and I am not hungry. I hope I feel better tomorrow. I am cooking a 22 lb. turkey. I did go to my craft room and try this weeks Gina K technique challenge. It is a new technique to me and I enjoyed giving it a try. I made a mess with my first try but I think this card turn out great. The technique is called Patterned Embossing. To find out how it works stop over to Stamp TV. I used another technique I learned and that is to use a gold leafing pen to edge. I love the way that looks. Can you see were I did that on my card?
Here are the Ingredients I Used:
Stamps: Gina K - Holiday Cheer and Holiday Greeting, Nina Brackett - Vintage Borders
Ink: Memento Rose Bud and Rocket Red, Versa Mark
Embossing: Surperfine Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder and Cuttlebug Allegro Embossing folder
Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury Rocket Red and Ivory card stock
Other great stuff: Spellbinders Premium Craft Foil, Nestabilities and Nestabilities Fancy Tags, and my new favorite thing is a Krylon Gold Leafing Pen.
Thanks for stopping. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving

Featured Artists


Wow! What a nice surprise. I was chosen Featured Artists at Diva Coffee Break Designs. I just love making cards. Thank you Diva’s for making my day. You made me fill like a real artists.

Monday, November 23, 2009

AThank You Card


My friend Terri is still in the hospital. She was in a lot of pain today. It has been one week since her surgery. She has a good day and is very happy about the littlest progress. Then a not so good day follows. Terri is one of the most positive people I know. I would be so depressed by now but that doesn't do any good. When we were walking very slowly around the hospital floor on Friday she stopped and asked an elderly woman if she needed some help. Terri is always willing to help others even when she is not well herself. Anyway she asked me to make some thank you cards for her to send. I am tickled that she asked and I am very happy to make her cards. I made this card tonight using Stamp TV's sketch. The paper is from CTMH. The flowers are from SU. The stamp is from the Eclectic Summer Saying Stamp set from Stamp TV.
I only made one card tonight. I am very tired today. I hope it is just the weather. Now I am going to bed.
Thanks for stopping. Please let me know you were here.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

High Hopes Challenge 53 Recipe


This is a quick post. I spent the past 24 hours at the hospital helping my friend Terri and keeping company so her hubby could take a well deserved break. She is doing better but she has a long way to go. Please keep her in your prayers. While she rested I put together some cards I had cut and ready to go. I made this card for another friend whose birthday is this week. She loves blue. I followed this weeks High Hopes challenge. It was a recipe and that was to make a card with 3 Flowers, 2 brads, 1 sentiment. I may be too late to enter it but I thought I should try anyway. I hope you like it. Please let me know what you think.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Most Amazing Class

Hi, I have been a very busy girl. Last week I went to three amazing card making classes. Then my best friend went to the hospital and ended up having surgery for a blockage between her large and small intestine. She is doing better but please keep her in your prayers.
I made these cards last Wednesday at the very talented Sara Woodard’s class in New Lisbon, WI. She is the most amazing card maker. She is a director for the Angel Company. Sara gave me three books and catalogues. They are full of idea and inspiration. Sara lives about two hours away so I won’t be able to attend as many Wednesday night classes as I would like. I went with two new friends who are also wonderful card makers. They both are teaching me a lot of tricks and tips.
I can't say for sure the names of all the materials I used for these cards but if you are interested email me and I will find out.
I know the pictures don't show how really special these cards are but take my word for it these are the best I have every made. Thanks to Sara!

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Blue Holly Fairy


Hi, This is the same card I made last week but in blue. The picture is not the best. I took it at 7:15AM on my desk at school. I wanted to get it in the mail today. The Pink Stamper had a request on her blog to send cards to a little boy named Noah who is very sick. He is 5 years old and would like to get lots of Christmas cards. He will be celebrating Christmas next week. You can read all about it here at Pink Stamper. If you have a card to send that would be great. Here is what I copied from Robyn's blog.

"A 5yr old boy named Noah Biorkman , is in the last stages of a 2 1/2yr battle with Neuroblastoma Cancer.The family is celebrating Christmas next week and Noah's request is to get lots of Christmas cards. Let's get him some.

Please send cards to:

Noah Biorkman
c/o Scott Biorkman
3480 Petoskey Way
Milford, MI 48380

I struggled with what to write. What can you say? I ended up wishing Noah and his family a special Christmas. Why do sad things happen around the Holidays?

I used all the same supplies as I listed on my blog called "A Fun Day" except I used blue markers and paper. I hope Noah likes the card and gets many, many more.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

More Thanksgiving Cards

Here are two more Thanksgiving cards I made today. I used the sketch from Unscripted Sketches and the colors from Diva Coffee Break Design Color Challenge #152. It is a beautiful day today and I should be outside but I just had to play with my new loot from SU. The base card stock is SU Ruby Red. I used Ruby Red and my new Stampin' Around with Cornelli Lace to do the back ground. I need a lot more practice using that big wheel but I love the way it works. I used nestabilites to cut the Brovo Burgundy and Always Artichoke squares. The tree set is called Trendy Trees. I have wanted to use it for a long time but I just didn't have a good layout. I think this one worked great. I punched three tiny circles from Brovo burgundy with a Crop-A-Dile. Then I used CTMH Liquid Glass to make them look like gems. The layout only had two but I thought it looked better on this card with three. I hope it is OK with the girls at Unscripted that I did that. Well I made one more card with some new stuff I got from CTMH but you will have to wait a day or two for that one. I still need to but it all together.
Thanks so much for stopping and all the nice comment you leave. I really do apperciate them.
I hope you had great weather too!


Stamp TV's Sketch Challenge


I made four cards today. The first one is for Stamp TV’s Sketch Challenge. I used Theresa Momber’s set called Autumn Beauty. I really like that set and have used it a lot lately. The base card is Pure Luxury Pumpkin Spice and the little square brads are from CTMH. I had to have two packages to get four that matched. The background is the paper yesterday for the Pot Luck Challenge. I made on the computer.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Thanksgiving Sentiment Card

Stamp TV Potluck Challenge is to make a sentiment background. I ordered "Vintage Borders" stamp set by Nina Brackett the other night but right now I don’t have any sentiment background stamps so I made the background on my computer. The font is Snell Roundhand. I liked the way it looked so typed a page with things I am thankful for. I hope to make Thanksgiving cards this weekend for my family and friends. This is the first one. I love the idea of a sentiment background. Nina’s set has a beautiful Christmas sentiment background stamp. You can see it here.
This card was also inspired by Our Creative Corner Challenge.
Here is the picture for inspiration.









The image is by Theresa Momber from her set called Autumn Beauty. I colored it with Copic Markers. The base card stock is Pure Luxury Pumpkin Spice. The ribbon and brown card stock is something I had.
Thanks for stopping and be sure to say Hi.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Fun Day


What a fun day I had today. I only had to work a half day because I had a Dr. appointment. That went great. I was home a hour before I normally would be and when I sat down to relax the Brown Truck pulled up with my SU order. I had a book party, kinda. Anyway the pictures at the bottom are of the fun stuff that came in the order. Then I had still had time to check out some challenges, color and make this card. I used the sketch for Cupcake Craft Challenge and the fairy is for Flutter By Wednesday #82
I think this is the cutest card. When I saw the Cupcake sketch I knew just what I wanted to make. The image is a Mo's digital pencil stamp called Christmas Fairy Holly. I bought her a few weeks ago and didn't finish coloring her until today. I think she is the cutest fairy. The base card is Gina K Pure Luxury heavy weight card stock. The DP is called The Chistmas Ultimate Stack by DCWV. The snowflake is by Stickabilities. I colored her with Copic markers.
I colored a blue fairy too and I hope to make that card soon.
Now I really want to know what you think.
Thanks for stopping.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Thanksgiving Cards for the Troops Unscripted


I have been working on Thanksgiving cards for the troops. Here are a few I worked on this weekend. I followed the Unscripted Sketches layout. The base card stock is SU Creamy Caramel or Lure Luxury Green Apple. I embossed some core card stock with Cuttlebug's Autumn Type folder. Then I sanded that. I have been looking for that folder and found it on Sunday after leaving the clinic. It turned out that I had a sinus infection. I just wasn't getting better so I went in and got an antibiotic. I also picked up the ribbon I used on these cards when I got the folder. The stamp set I used was Autumn Beauty by Theresa Momber. The buckles are from CTMH. The little leaf was cut with my Cricut and the Tinker Bell cartridge. The inside is stamped with Happy Thanksgiving. That's about all.
Thanks for stopping and let me know what you think.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A New Girl on the block and she has Blog Candy


Blog Candy -Free Stamps and More

Karen has decided it is time to offer a wonderful prize package to all of you.
Can you believe she decided to offer THREE gift packages?
There are several digital images available to purchase at Karen's Doodles but only a handful of these images have been made into cling mount cushioned red rubber. How exciting to get your hands on some of these whimsical images!

There are THREE prize packages being given away!!!
Below are the pictures of the gifts.
How can I win one of these prizes you ask?

Each one done earns a entry into the drawings


  • become a follower on both blogs-karensdoodles.blogspot.com & doodledivas.blogspot.com
  • leave a comment telling us your favorite image shown so far
  • Grab either of our blinkies or both and add them to your blog sidebar
  • Post about our drawings on your blog with a link back to our blogs
  • Purchase any digital image from Karens Doodles from December 1st-7th

This blog Candy drawing will run from Tuesday December 1st- Monday December 7th...Entries will close at 5:00pm Central /Standard time.

Winners will be posted on Tuesday December 8th on Karen's Doodles & Doodle Diva's

Enjoy