Monday, November 24, 2008

Think Monday ATC

Cloth plus Paper is this weeks challenge on Think Monday ATC.   
Stamps: Artful Illusion, River City Rubber; Foster Scrap Floss; buttons: artist own

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Cheater Cards

I call these my cheater cards for on these cards the only stamping done is the sentiments inside the cards that I stamped.    A lot of card designers I find only create cards this way today.  One can buy all the coordinating materials or kits and all they have to do is assemble the card.  A sure hit for a beautiful card even if one is a novice.
Well there will be no post for a few days, hubby and I are leaving the kids and going south for Thanksgiving to spend time with his family.  
Materials used K & Company, Paper Studio and May Arts

Saturday, November 22, 2008

OBP Card

stamps: Odd Bird Planet; card stock: Paper Studio, patterned paper: Sweetwater; embellishments: Hero; coloring: Prismacolor markers

Friday, November 21, 2008

OBP Cards

Stamp: Odd Bird Planet; card stock: Paper Studio: Patterned Paper: Sweetwater; embellishments: Hero Arts; Letters: America Craft

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

simply stamped

Finding the Right Pair

No stamping or crafting  yesterday for I spend the day looking for the right pair of boots for my daughter.   We started looking at Macy's and ended back at Macy's after walking and checking the inventory at every department store and every shoe store the mall has.  I must admit I do like her choice, a pair of Coach boots but vowed next year she can do her boot shopping on her own.  

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Simple Gift Idea

Here is a quick little gift one can make and keep on hand, also makes great stocking stuffers.
Pads of paper can be purchased at Michaels for $1.00, and all you need to do is make a cover for them.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Emergency Holiday Gift Sets

Above is a sample of what I call "Emergency Holiday Gift Sets" that I make and  give out to family and friends for when they need a card NOW and have no time to run out and get one.   
The gift sets can have theme's as birthday, children, thinking of you, or can be grouped to make an all occasion set.  
All those cards we made for challenges,  just for fun, and our blogs fill these sets up fast.  

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


This is another image I received in an image swap that I took part in last year.  
Image: Unk; prismacolor markers; cardstock: Paper Company

Let It Snow!

I just love this little snowman and used him on many of my Christmas cards this year.  
Patterned Paper: Sweetwater; Stamps: Hero Arts; Ribbon; May Art; Gems: Hero; Glitter; Prismacolor Pens; Card stock: Bazzill and Paper Company

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Celebrating the Season......

 Penguins will adorn most of my christmas cards this year.......above is one example of a card I'm making.  I used fun flock on the penguins hats to give a bit of texture to the card.  If you've never used fun flock its easy for you put glue on the area you want flocked,  sprinkle the flock on it, press gently and rub off.  
Stamps: Hero Arts; Fun Flock; gem: Hero; Prismacolor

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Holiday Mail

I just love holiday mail.....what about you?  The image above is one I got in an image swap last year and I have been having fun using these images for this years holiday cards.  If anyone who stamps would like to take part in an image swap just let me know.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Christmas Tags

Last night I spent the better part of the evening making tags for Christmas gifts.  Above are two of the several idea's I came up with, however for scanning purposes I left off the ribbons that will be attached to each tag.  I detailed the hat by using Fun Flock for the fur.
Stamps: Hero Art;  Paper: Paper Studio;  Markers: Prismacolor;  Fun Flock and glitter 

OPB Stamps (Thanksgiving Theme)

Stamps by Odd Bird Planet, patterned paper: Debbie Mumm, card stock: Paper company

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween Night Family Photo's

Son's family on Halloween Night......
Oldest granddaughter Isabella  (A Princess)
Addison's first Halloween  6 weeks old.  (A strawberry)

Loving those cupcake stamps.....

At OBP one can purchase several cupcake stamps that have unlimited uses for making cards. One can also find an array of sentiments to match up with them.  The two different cupcakes above are my favorite ones for coloring and decorating.  Check out