Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! I hope you're enjoying the day with family and friends...we are. Remember to count your blessings!

Thursday, December 24, 2009


The picture is kinda blurry, but this is beautiful in real life. The red paper on the left is flocked! Love it! All items are from SU.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Decorations

My color scheme this year is blue and silver.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Fingerless Mitts

It is cold where I work. My solution....knitting me some fingerless mitts! I used a pattern from Vicki Howell.
Yarn is Cascade 220. Love them!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Pink Christmas

This card is made with another stamp set from PTI. I decided to do a pink layout just to be different. I love how it turned out!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Blue Christmas

For this card I used a tree stamp from PTI, stamped in Enchanted Evening ink. I then added blue and silver stickles to the branches.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

More Knitting - Square # 3

I'm on a roll - finished 2 squares this month! Of course, both of them have been in the works for awhile. I got behind last month when I was working so much overtime. I missed last months class and will also miss the one for September. I'll have to stop by after work one night and get the directions. I really love the color of this yarn and can't wait to begin putting the afghan together.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Gift Bag Tag

Today I thought I would try my hand at making a gift bag tag. I used a manila tag as a guideline and cut out one from white cardstock. I then stamped it with an image from Damask Designs from PTI. I love this set from Dawn McVey - so elegant looking.
I needed a gift card holder also and decided to incorporate it into my tag. I scored the bottom 1/3 of the tag, then glued the top section onto Sweet Blush cardstock. You can see the bottom piece hanging off in the photo above.
I bent the bottom section around to the back and glued down each side, forming a small pocket that's perfect to slip a gift card in.
For the front, I added Sweet Blush and Black ribbon and stamped the initial and circle image using my Just Rite Stampers.
I used a piece of the leftover Sweet Blush to create a quick card to include in the bag. The sentiment is from In Bloom.
Here's the finished bag, ready to be delivered. The gifts inside are all wrapped in damask tissue paper I purchased.
This bag will be going to a good friend at work who's birthday is today.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Square 16 - Leaves

Here's the completed Square #16 - it has really cool leaves and acorns on it. It was fun to knit because the leaves had so many extra stitches, then you knitted 5 together at once to bind off.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Projects from TN Stampers Retreat

This past weekend I attended a stamping retreat with my on-line group: Tennessee Stampers. About 25 of us spent the weekend at Garner Creek in Middle TN. It's a beautiful place and the weather was very nice.
We didn't have specific classes and projects this year so it was very relaxed. We had several demo's done by Brenda and Lorraine. Brenda has a stamp store in Fairfield Glade - Stamping on the Plateau.
Lorraine taught this technique using alcohol reinkers dripped on glossy cardstock, then blown about with a can of air. It was so fun and I love how my cards turned out. These images are from Magenta Stamps that I borrowed from my friend Cindy. THANKS!
This cute Frankenstein is a treat bag created using the SU top note die. It's filled with chocolate. Boo did this as a Shoebox Project.
This is Nancy P's Shoebox Project. She also organized the retreat - thanks Nancy!


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Playing with Buttons

Here are a couple of cards I made using the Everyday Button Bits from PTI. Sorry for the bad pix - I was trying to not get so much glare.
There are several fun images in this set - you add buttons (or punched circles, flowers, etc) to complete the image. These are way fun to play with. I'll be sending one of these to my COTM.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

More Knitting!

I spent the morning at Knit Happy, working on square #16. As you can see in the photo, I did manage to find a few items to purchase. Ha!
This week, I started a knitting class at Haus of Yarn with my good friend, Marie, from work. We're making a swirl shawl using lace weight yarn and the lessons last for 3 weeks. This is my first foray into lace and I'm still a little nervous. I admit that one late night this week the above items were slung across the room in frustration. I had to start over 3 times! Knitting with a small piece of thread tests your patience.
Here's a close-up of the hexagon. Only about 80 more of these to go! The teacher was so funny - she said we should have 16 of these done before our class next Tuesday - uh, I don't think so Dave. I did buy some Addi lace needles today - maybe that will help!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Want a chance to win some great stuff?

Melissa is giving away a bunch of cool stuff (including a SLICE) to celebrate her blogiversary! Good luck!


Saturday, July 25, 2009

Berry & Pink

My friend Libby gave me a card making set for my birthday. The cards already contained images, so I only needed to add a few things to finish them up.
They matched the Berry Sorbet ink from PTI perfectly.

Sorry for the glare on the pictures - the cardstock is glossy and picks up the camera flash.

I had fun making these quick cards. Hope you're enjoying your Saturday!

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Earlier this month, during the countdown to the release of new stamps by Papertrey Ink, I won one of their prizes! It includes a stamp set and two color collections (ink, paper, ribbon, buttons in blue and red).

My package also included the items I ordered this month. I can't wait to create with them - hopefully this weekend.


Monday, July 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Rene'

I know this isn't your Ford Mustang convertible, but it's as close as I could get using my stamps. Have a wonderful birthday!!!


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sketch Sunday

My friend Becky is having a sketch challenge. Click here for the link to her post.
Here's the sketch and you're challenged to use scraps.
Here's my take on the sketch. I used the Everyday Classics set from PTI again.
The weather is still gorgeous here in Middle TN - we're going for a walk! Enjoy your day!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Thoughts on Saturday

These are my new Skecher shoes. I bought them last weekend at the outlets in Pigeon Forge. I love them! They are so comfortable, but mostly they're just totally CUTE.
Here are a couple of cards I made using images from Everday Classics from Papertrey Ink.

My husband and I spent an enjoyable morning at the Cedars of Lebanon State Park. We rode horses on an hour long trail ride. The weather was absolutely gorgeous - nice breeze and not hot. I'm sure we'll do this again.
Happy Saturday!

Monday, July 13, 2009


I wasn't sure I would ever make it this far, but I've reached my 100th post - yippee!

While we were in Pigeon Forge this past weekend, I found this shirt that I had to have - it expresses my thoughts on life perfectly.

This post will contain some random cards I made today. This is my day off work and I'm relaxing and playing in my stamp room.
This is made from an image I'd had for awhile now - I believe I made it in Stamp Club - using perfect pearls over versamark. It's very metallic IRL.
Another image I pulled from my stash this morning. I used it with the Basic Grey paper pack I bought this weekend at Scrapbook Superstore. It's from their Euphoria series - love the pastel colors!

This last one is a Stamping Bella image I colored with copics and is for a knitting friends birthday this week.

Enjoy your day!


Thursday, July 9, 2009

More Butterfly Art

Awhile back while surfing the web, I ran across a card using this concept: multicolored butterflies forming a rainbow on a card. I've been meaning to give this try and finally had time to make it happen.
I was going to have a tree branch or something in the bottom left-hand corner to "ground" the butterflies, but decided to go with these text stamps instead. I used Martha Stewart's classic butterfly punch and a rainbow mat stack from DCVW.
Here they are framed in simple black frames.
I'm very happy with how they turned out. These would make quick & easy gifts.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Square #10 is finished!

This square was fun to make since the cables appear to not be in a straight line. Now I'm onto Square #3!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!!!

Happy Birthday, America!! Enjoy the cookouts, fireworks, and being with family.