Monday, December 29, 2008

Swiss Dots, again, with a small Wedding embossing folder and scored lines make up this card.

I just received my scor-pal from today. The score lines on this card were made using the scoring blade that came with my paper cutter. The lines don't come out very intense. That is why I purchased the scor-pal. Hope to have time today to play with it.

Swirls and Swiss dots make up this card. I use the Swiss dots embossing folder more than any other with textiles coming in second.

I used Textiles embossing folder, flat backed pearls and lace to create a fast, lovely Wedding or Sympathy card.
More lace and pearls and the swiss dots folder, oval is embossed with textiles and Thanks from the Thank you folders make a lovely formal card.

I deleted the group of embossed cards and will insert individual cards - hopefully, they will be easier to see.
This card is done using the Swiss Dots and Paisley embossing folders in my Cuttlebug.
You can find either of these folders at or

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Embossed Cards

The above cards are all monochromatic and are hard to see unless you click to resize them. Then you can see how deeply each folder embosses the paper and all the lovely details.

These cards are all made using my WONDERFUL Cuttlebug by Provo Craft. I make most of them in cream or white and just add lace and/or pearls and in minutes, you have a stunning card.

I would like to thank Sue Nelson of HEART PRINTS for all her wonderful examples, she truly inspires me!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Monogram Cards

This is my first try at uploading a picture. This is also my first time making monogram cards.

I want to thank Sharon Johnson for all the inspiration she shares. (No Time To Stamp Blog) And for all the lovely cards and gifts she shares.

I used paper by The Paper Company called Color connect Stripe, Chocolate 12x12 and Color connect Elegant, Leaf Chocolate 12x12. I found the paper and the ribbon at Archiver's. You are not able to see it in the picture but the ribbon has brown stitching. Click on the picture to see it better.

I used the C-45 Monogram Stamp that is made by JustRite Stampers. You can buy this at 20% off at

Twas the Sunday after Christmas!

My 18 year old grandson has been working for Drug Mart and is experiencing the world of grownups. He had to work Dec. 24, 25, 26, 27 making it impossible to have Christmas with us. I don't care to shop at stores that don't close for Thanksgiving or Christmas!

We are going over to Kathy's for Prime rib tomorrow. She is an awesome cook!!!! YUM!

This year, we did not buy gifts for the kids or grand kids but instead participated with several others in adopting two families for Christmas. Kathy and her family also adopted needy families. I can't wait to hear about their adventures. I encourage everyone to help someone in need next year. It was an awesome experience.

Our group is going to start right now to buy items for next year. We hope to adopt more than two families.

Friday, December 26, 2008

NO FedEx showed up today ):

I ordered Larry some items from Eddie Bauer and it has to be shipped about 3 hours away to our home. It still isn't here!

Short and sweet message today.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas Day

Merry Christmas everyone. I hope you got everything you wanted from Santa. Larry gave me money this year and I have ordered a Scor-Pal and rectangle Nestabilites from I can't wait to get these, especially the Scor-Pal as I make a lot of cards.

If you have not been to her store, please check it out, she has weekly specials and will soon have an inventory reduction sale. She charges actual shipping and her shipping time is phenomenal. She gives the kind of customer service that you are looking for!

Enjoy your family and friends today.

God Bless.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

My First Blog Posting

My hopes and dreams for this blog is a place to share my thoughts and ramblings and BOY, can I ramble on.

Also, I hope to share some of my craft projects and cards for you to enjoy and copy.

I hope to help promote other crafters by having their blog addresses posted here as well as online craft stores I love and places were I find bargains.

Have a Blessed Christmas.