Thursday, January 13, 2011


Check out the new Spellbinders and enter to win......

January 10

Debbie Olson
Donna Salazar

January 11

Kazan Clark
Judy Hayes

January 12

Becca Feeken
AJ Otto

January 13

Sherry Cheever
Deborah Young

January 14

Latisha Yoast
Mona Pendleton

January 15

Linda Duke
Gina Hanson

January 16

Kimberly Crawford
Ashley Cannon Newell

January 17

Heidi Blankenship
Julie Overby

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Monday, October 5, 2009

This card looks very elegant in real life. 
It is an off white card stock and dark green card stock inside.
I used my Cuttlebug and embossed the front using the Sizzix Snowflake Embossing Folder. 
I placed flat backed pearls on the snowflakes.  The punch is from EK.
I bought the embossing folder from: 
The snowflake punch I got at Michael's

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Shirley Clark from Shirley Clark Designs made the Iris folding template for me years ago.
I finally figured out how to cut it using my Cricut Create
I folded shiny black paper for my basset and matted the finished product on black paper and then used a large black frame with cream to frame it.
My husband loved it when I gave it to him for his birthday.

Birthday or Christmas Gift - Monogram Note Cards

These should have been mailed two weeks ago.  I am horrible about mailing things.
The monogram is a JustRite Stamp from:
The Nestabilitie is from:

I make all kinds of cards and then leave them sitting on my work table instead of mailing them.
This card doesn't have to be in Denver until October but the next card was due there September 22 and here it sits!
I don't remember who made these flocked paper but I know my soon to be 13 years old granddaugher will like it!
The Happy Birthday is a Cuttlebug embossing folder and the oval is a Nestabilities

Wedding Or Birthday Card

I love the colors teal and cream together. 
The picture does not do this card justice.
I used a Cuttlebug Embossing folder from:
The ribbon was purchased from Archiver's
The Spellbinder Nestabilites are from: has the lowest prices I have seen on Nestabilies.

These refrigerator Magnets are so easy to make.
I just cut my cardstock the size I want it
Add the calendar and any embellishments
adhere the magnet strips to the back (I usually use 3)
I found the embellishments at Archiver's
The calendar I purchased at a local paper store
called Hollo's in Brunswick, Ohio
The Cuttlebug embossing folder is from
This folder was also used on the below Refrigerator Magnet.


These refrigerator Magnets are so easy to make. 
I just cut my cardstock the size I want it
Add the calendar and any embellishments
adhere the magnet strips to the back (I usually use 3)
I found the embellishments at Archiver's
The calendar I purchased at a local paper store
 called Hollo's in Brunswick, Ohio

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

CAUTION when changing the template on your blog!!!!!!!!

What a mess I have had.  I decided I needed a three column blog so I found a site, picked a template and completly lost my blog ):  Luckily, I had backed up my info and didn't lose any posts.  I felt lost for about 2 weeks and then, yesterday,  I finally figured out where it was hiding.  SO the bottom line is, I am back and ready to update my blog with more WHERE TO FIND FREE SVG FILES and some of my NEW CARDS.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


Items Used:
Cuttlebug Owl Flourish from
Paper is Cord'ination from Joann's


Items Used in Birthday Card:
Cuttlebug Flourished Frame and Happy Birthday Embossing Folders from
Paper is Cord'ination Paper from Joann's
Items Used:
K & Co. Paper and Sticker
Spellbinder/Nestabilites Pendant Fleur De Lis and Border
Kaiser Scrapbook Pearls
All items, except papers, are from
Item used for Baby Girl Card:
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder:  Spots & Dots, Joann's or
Paper - Nana's Nursery - Joann's
I did case this card but have forgotten where I found it.

Fall Card

I finally made some cards at the crop I went to last night.  
Items used: 
JustRite Stamp Autumn Blessing Border & Centers (,
Copic Ciao Markers Y17-Golden Yellow;Y38-Honey; YR04-Chrome Orange;E33-Sand;E37-Sepi
Joann's Paper - Patterned and Cord'inations Core Cardstock
Satin Ribbon - Michaels' Dollar Bin!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Another Great Site for SCAL2 Tutorials

I thought I had this site on my blog from the beginning but I didn't.

They have easy to understand tutorials for SCAL2 and wonderful customer service.

Monday, August 24, 2009


Craft Edge has issued another update for SCAL2. The new update is version 2.004 and is free to owners of SCAL2.

You can update your program here:

If you do not own SCAL2, you can purchase it here: FOR PC USERS ONLY

Thanks, Todd, for making SCAL2 better and better.

Friday, July 24, 2009


If you would like to see some of what the Version 2 of Sure Cuts A Lot has to offer, please check out Dan's tutorial on youtube:

You can purchase your version (new or upgrade ) of SCAL here:


How exciting!!!!! A new version of Sure Cuts A Lot software was released on July 23 2009
Sure Cuts A Lot 2.0 has added many new features including:

. New ways to manipulate and organize objects including Select All, Group and Ungrouping
· Add multiple pages
· Use layers to organize objects within a page
· Modify text more easily
· Auto tracing feature to automatically convert images
· Show rulers using inches or centimeters

Other Features:

· Works with the Cricut Personal, Cricut Expression & Cricut Create Machines TM
· Works with your installed True Type fonts
· Works with thousands of free True Type fonts
· Works with hundreds of free True Type Dingbat fonts
· Import SVG files to allow you to use your own custom artwork - many free SVG sites are below on my blog.
· Weld overlapping letters and shapes together
· Select styles, including Shadow and Blackout, to change the look of your letters and shapes
· No special cartridges required but must have one cartridge in machine.
· Cut additional shapes from the "Sure Cuts A Lot" Library.
· WYSIWYG Interface - What you see is what you cut
· Available for Windows ONLY at this time, MAC upgrade will be later this year!
· Save your design layouts, so you can save your work to allow you to make changes
over time

If you’ve been waiting to buy "Sure Cuts A Lot", now is the time. Get started with the new version for only $75 or the upgrade for only $30 (limited time only). Just click on the "Purchase" button on the left side of my blog to upgrade or purchase for the first time or click below:

At this time, Sure Cuts A Lot 2.0 software is available ONLY for Windows. The Mac upgrade is planned for later this year. You can purchase Version 1 and upgrade to Version 2 later this year.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Cotton Scraps Card - Fabric

I love making cards using the Cotton Scraps for Crafty Secrets. You can just adhere using your tape runner and you have a lovely card. I matted the Cotton Scrap on an embossed mat using the Swiss Dots embossing folder by Cuttlebug - added some ribbon and the card was finished!

You can purchase the Cotton Scraps on Sharon Johnson's blog at:

Cuttlebug - New Herringbone Embossing Folder

This card reminds me of my sister or me when we were little girls. I used the Cuttlebug Herringbone Embossing folder that was just released! LOVE IT! I also used the double butterfly from Spellbinder and embossed one using the Cuttlebug Textiles Embossing Folder and the other using the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder. Also used is the top half of a Journal Notes from Crafty Secret.

You can buy the Journal Notes from Sharon Johnson at:

I entered this card in a Cuttlebug Challange at:
Cuttlebug BI 40

Crafty Secrets Card

The Punch is from Martha Stewart and this awesome print is from Crafty Secrets Journal Cards. You can purchase them at:

A Guy Card using Crafty Secrets Journaling Notes

Crafty Secrets Journal Notes even had something for a man card! You can buy the Journal Cards at:

Violet Journal Note by Crafty Secret

I used the Crafty Secret Journal Notes and the Fiskars punch on the card.
You can buy the Journal Notes and much more at:

Journal Notes Make Awesome Cards!

It brought back wonderful memories using my grandmothers pinking shears to cut the top part of the hydrangea journal notes. I used three colors of mats and then adhered the journal note.

Cards made using Crafty Secrets Journal Notes

I matted the top part of the Journal Note four times and used a Martha Stewart Punch for the side border. I then adhered a small strip of the green paper on the inside of the card.
You can buy the Crafty Secrets Journal Notes at:

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Great Store in Smithville, Ohio

If you live in Ohio or just passing through, you need to stop at Toyrifix in Smithville, Ohio. It is a dynamite toy store with many, many unique toys for the kids and an awesome rubber stamp section for the "big" kids. They carry copic markers, nestabilities, JustRite stampers, paper and rubber stamps.

Toyrifix is in the same complex as The Barn Restaurant on State Route 585. Their web address is … or snail mail is:

Tammy Hershberger
4642 Akron Road, P.O. Box 610
Smithville, OH 44677

It is a lovely, peaceful drive......check them out!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Spellbinders is having CHA Summer Trade Show Release Dies starting today!

"Copied from the Spellbinder Site"

Spellbinders Introduces:
Sneak Peeks on CHA Summer Trade Show Release Dies!
July 9 – July 22, 2009

This contest is sponsored directly by Spellbinders Paper Arts. Please read the post to find directions for entering. If you have any questions, please e-mail

Welcome to the first day of Spellbinders CHA Sneak Peek Blog Frenzy!
Spellbinders is revealing 17 new die templates to be released at the Craft and Hobby Trade Show on July 28, 2009, with some of their greatest fans…YOU! From July 9 – 22, 2009, you will have the opportunity to be a part of these world wide sneak peeks through visiting the Spellbinders designer blogs listed below and trying your luck at winning spectacular die templates! There are progressive prizes; each day the daily prize grows! Be sure to read all the rules before entering!

To go to any of the blogs of future reveals, feel free to visit the following:
7/9 Debbie Olson
7/10 Michelle Wooderson
7/11 Karen Hunsaker
7/12 Kazan Clark
7/13 Linda Duke
7/14 Heidi Blankenship
7/15 Kimberly Crawford
7/16 Julie Overby
7/17 Sherry Cheever
7/18 Debbie Seyer
7/19 Lesa Rapp
7/20 Becca Feeken
7/21 Jennifer Davis
7/22 Keri Lee Sereika

After the entry deadline is reached, Spellbinders will randomly pick one entry from each Blog Frenzy reveal as stated in the “Rules.” Winner will be contacted by e-mail within 24 hours of the contest deadline. Winner will have 72 hours to reply to that e-mail to claim the prize. If Winner fails to respond within 72 hours, a new name will be drawn for said prize. Winner will receive the new die templates being revealed on the specific daily blog post they are entering.
Entrants visiting all 14 Spellbinders CHA Blog Frenzy Reveals and correctly entering their information into the separate drawings, as described below, will automatically be entered into a GRAND PRIZE give away of a full set of the CHA Summer 2009 die templates and Impressabilities releases, 29 products, with a retail value of $561.71.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

What Others Are Making for the Holiday!!!!

Mominct said: I alter a rolodex with pretty papers, ribbons, etc and give them to the teachers. They use them for student info and each years its easy to switch, they just pop in new rolodex cards :)

Keep those ideas coming!!!

Friday, July 3, 2009


I have been trying to think what gifts I am making this year and think we need to start brain storming ideas.
If you would like to post a comment and include your site so we can see your creations, please do so and I will compile a list to share.
I know the tin has been around a while but I still love the versatility of them.
The Monogram card set was "cased" from Sharon Johnson's NO TIME TO STAMP blog. The circles were made using my circle Nestabilities and the stamp and border is from JustRite Stampers.

I am looking forward to seeing your ideas!!!


Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sizzix Embossing Folder

This is a newer Sizzix embossing folder. I used it in my Cuttlebug and the embossing came out great. The Quikuts embossing folders are ok but you may need to shim it a little to get a deeper embossed look.

Happy Birthday!

Please excuse the glare, card is in a dust cover to sell. Embossing is the cuttlebug Happy Birthday embossing folder. I use a Cuttlebug machine to emboss and cut any Nestabilities or Quikuts that I use. These folders can be used in just about any die cutting machine.

Circles are cut and embossed using the Circle, plain and scalloped, Nestabilities. Punch is Martha Stewart.

Plain & Simple

Love the color combo! Fast and Easy card.

Back to Basics - New Cards That I Made

I love the saying on this card.

"HEALING... A journey traveled one step at a time"!

I inked the inside of a newer Quikuts embossing folder and embossed and inked at the same time.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

All Occassion Card!

I love the colors on this card. I found the paper at Joann's and fell in love with it. I actually used some of my stash for the ribbons and flowers and leaves. YEAH!!!
I haven't posted much the past couple of weeks as I received my Cricut Create and have been playing with it and setting up the blog for some tutorials and info. Much more to come.

Monday, June 8, 2009

I have become an affiliate for Sure Cuts A Lot!!!!

I have become an affiliate with Craft Edge, the company who sells the Sure Cuts A Lot, the awesome program for your Cricut Cutters.

To begin your fun using your Cricut Cutter, just go to the below site to download your program. I have used it for a couple of years now and love it. You NEVER have to buy another Cricut Cartridge unless you want to.

Thank you for your support.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Soldier Card

I made a card to enter in a sketch contest. Our lights went out last night and I missed the deadline - who puts things off to the last minute!!!

Anyway, here it is. Have a blessed week.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Copic Markers Class

I took a three hour copic marker class today at Toyrific in Wooster. It was awesome!!!! Sally Lynn MacDonald taught the class and I want to learn more, more, more.
Can you imagine taking a class on colored markers?? If you are a crafter, I highly recomment it.
Have a safe weekend.


Friday, May 8, 2009

Thank You!

This embossed card is hard to see. It is the harlequin pattern and really looks nice in real life.

Get Well Card

I love how the pastel cards look with pearls added as an accent. I think they look so classy. The card is embossed with the cuttlebug.

Orange & Navy Embossed card

Gisha Girl

This card was fun but very intricate to make. I stamped the card and used my new copic markers to color. After doing it TWICE, I noticed the black by her ear bled into the flesh color. I used mulberry paper for the mats. Other than the bleeding, I am very pleased on how it turned out.
A big thank you to my friends Shelley and Lori for all their input on this card!

Plain & Simple

Flower is embossed on shiny paper.

Harlequin Card

I don't know if you can see the embossing on the black part or not. Is is a very pretty harlequin design. I love the saying on this card!

Navy & Red

I found this navy and red ribbon that just ties the card colors together perfectly.

Monday, May 4, 2009

This is the "corrected" version, maybe if I chalk the white mat is will be better.
I need to do something else on this card but haven't figured out what yet. I do like the color combo.
The Pansy is a Stampin' Up stamp and the nestability mat is a new die from Spellbinder.

I like the colors in this paper. They are feel good colors. I used a nestability die to cut the mat and the flower is a hero arts. The lace is also from Spellbinders.

My Favorite Card!

I love the rubber stamp and the colors on this card. I colored using my copic markers. I do have a lot more to learn about coloring with them! In fact, I am going to take a class on using them the end of May~~

Graduation Card for my Grandson

I went to a three day crop this weekend and in between talking, shopping and eating, I did make a few cards.
This card, called Throwing Hats, is for our Grandson who is graduating June 5.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Cuttlebug and Vellum Cards

I love the ease of the cuttlebug and the cuttlebug embossing folders when you need a card or in this case 6 cards in a hurry! I just cut my card stock, my vellum, used my Martha punch on the side (hard to see), embossed, added the pearls, sprayed on the adhesive and in a very short time these lovelies were finished. I have known I had to make these cards for 2 months and they are due today.
I am going to Scrapbookers Paradise for a three day crop. We have such fun there and the food is awesome. I am so disappointed that none of my friends are going though! Sometimes life just gets in the way!
Have a blessed weekend!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


I went to Sherwin Williams and they were throwing out a ton of wallpaper books. What kind of a crafter would I be if I didn't take advantage of all that free paper???
This card has a background of wallpaper and the flowers are stamped using the baby wipes ink pad technique. You can find out how to do this by going to Stamp TV and looking at both the background baby wipe technique and the baby wipe ink pad techniques. (link is on the right hand side)

Friday, April 17, 2009

My Way of Storing my Nesties!

I have a zippered CD case that I store my Nesties in.
I cut the top off where the Nestie is taped and put magnetic tape in place of the tape (plus more magnetic tape so they hold securely) and then just put them in the pockets of the CD case.
It is easy to grab if I go to a crop and out of the way if I stay at home.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Road Trip

My friend Barb W. and I went to Toyrifix in Wooster, Ohio yesterday for a copic demonstration. What a nice scrapbook and rubber stamp store! She seems to carry many, many of the new products on the market.

Of course, we had to have a bite of lunch at the Barn which is behind Toyrifix. I do wish we had eaten at the Smithville Inn instead - maybe next trip!

Next month, we are planning a trip to Zoar, Ohio to go to the Stamp and Scrapbook stores.

Monday, March 16, 2009

HAPPY 16th BIRTHDAY to HANNAH March 17!!!

Lady Bug Card

I cased Sharon Johnson's lady bug card. ( I used a clear and black transparency. Martha Stewart Border Punch and the clear stamp is Mindscapes from Inkadinkado. Also used is the Nestabilities Label 1. I bought this awesome stamp set from Joan's Gardens ( She only charged $2.09 for shipping!!

Please check out both Sharon Johnson's and Joan's Garden blog to see their lovely cards.

Sample Cards using MOXXIE Paper and Embellishments

It's a girl!
Stamp Set is a JustRite Stamp Set
purchased from

Door Knob Hanger

Shower Invitation

I was asked to make some sample cards for MOXXIE. If you have not seen their line, you need to check it out. They have the most beautiful papers, I chose the baby papers to make my samples.

This collection is double sided with lovely soft pinks, blues, purples and yellows. They have wonderful stickers - rubons that go on like butter featuring twins, adoption, baby shower and many other rubons and stickers.

I know in the Akron/Cleveland area A Scrapbookers Paradise and the Lodi Outlet store, Crazy for Scrapbooking carry some of the MOXXIE lines.