Friday, August 31, 2007


We are on our way out of town for the weekend. Every year my husband and three of his childhood friends and their wives get together for "HAGFEST" . They all grew up in PA on Hall Avenue so they call themselves the Hall Avenue Gang. (Still boys at heart) The couple, Frank and Ellen, that are hosting this year's event live in Scottsville VA and have a new house that Frank has pretty much built himself. It sits on a beautiful piece of property surrounded by mother nature. I made this card for a small gift that we are taking to them. The stamp is a $1 stamp I got from Michaels some years ago and I have also had that paper for a very long time. Well I pray that you all will have a safe weekend.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Stamping Soldier's Sketch Challenge

Sketch 1

I thought I would try a Sketch, and I found one on Stampin Soldier. I am not sure if there is any difference between a Sketch and a challenge. The Sketch was a challenge to me. Now if I was real smart I would be able to have it set up so that you could click Stampin Soldier and you could go to her sight, and I appolgize for that. I have to consult my computer guru at Pottsplace to figure that out. The sketch was enough for me to handle at this time. I will work on that. I used my cuttlebug for the background. The stamps are from Close To My Heart, which I have had for a while. The snowflake on the side is from my Cricut. That was fun, I will have to try another.

Monday, August 27, 2007

My daughter recently went to a wedding shower, one of her best friends is getting married. She needed some advice for the Bride - my motto is Laugh at yourself, laugh at the other and laugh together. Well I had to laugh at myself when I really looked at this card. That pumpkin is by no means cute - as a matter of fact, it looks a little scary.
I have spent so much time looking at different blogs and admiring everyone's great creations, I haven't spent a lot of time in my craft room. I would like to try some of the challenges and have printed one off. I will see how it goes.
NOTE: My sister is already laughing at me - the pumpkin paper is sideways.

Sunday, August 26, 2007


Haven't been in my craft room much this week. In this hot weather my room is not the coolest place in the house. So I am posting a card I made sometime ago. I went fishing, in WalMart nonetheless. I like to see what I can find that I can use on my cards, that are not in the craft section. The tag is attached with an item I found in the Fishing Department.


I made this card using the cuttlebug for the background. The paper was from my scrap pile. I bought the stamp for my sister, but never gave it to her so I thought I would use it. She really likes chickens.

Hopefully I will get back in my room and make some new cards. I got a new Christmas stack from Michaels and I am anxious to get to work on Christmas cards. Time is passing quickly and with planning a December 1 wedding for my daughter, too quick.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Just a lazy day - trying to get my washing caught up and my craft room back together - AGAIN. So I am posting a couple of cards I made last week. The Get Well Card is made from a pack of paper that I bought at Costco. I have a hard time mixing and matching patterns and this is a push for me.

The second card took a while to get it together and I am still not sure I like it. The set has been a challenge.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Presents and Cake - You Can't Go Wrong

I must say that the inspiration for these two cards came from browsing the many card magazines I have. The first one I used my Cuttlebug for the background. To make the presents I cut different color strips of cardstock and ran them through the zyron and attached to white card stock. I stamped the presents and them cut them out. I did stamp the bow again and attached my presents to match with the bow. I used brads to add a little something extra.

On the Make a Wish card I made the background using a set from Hero Arts. I have tried to use this set several times without any luck. I also used the decorative stamples to hold down the ribbon - I have tried to use those also without success. I used the prisma colors for the cupcake which I really love to play with.

You girls out there that can tell what paper you used are a lot more organized than I am - LOL or maybe I just have too much.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Our company came for the weekend and we had a great time. Then DH went to Hawaii and took my camera. It was only a short trip. While he was gone the AC broke upstairs (where my craft room happens to be) and there was no crafting - way to hot upthere. Well the AC is fixed and I have my camera so it is time to post.

I was out shopping with my mom one day and we were in the $1 store. As I walked around, I started looking for the unusual to use on a card. I came across the swizzle sticks and just had to give it a try. So I did the "stir it up" for a birthday card.

I love bird stamps. They are cute and always make me smile. The Hey card is from a small set from Hero Arts and the Little Birdie is a $1 stamp. I used scraps for each card. It seems that my scrap stash keeps growing - I love to buy paper and it is so hard not to use what you have that is new. The flower and buttons just add that special touch. Hope you all stay cool.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

I have been bumper card tagged by Ila. Just wanted you to know that I have been busy - My daughter's future mother-in-law is coming in town on Thursday and we have friends coming in for the weekend. Needless to say cards are not the priority right now. But will catch up on Monday, hopefully.