Friday, December 31, 2010

Card Patterns sketch 96, Creative inspirations inspired by my dream vacation

Tonight's card fits two challenges for this week. The sketch itself is from "Card Patterns", a new sketch challenge that I decided to join. The second challenge is from Creative Inspirations who asked us to create something that is inspired by a dream vacation - now that the stresses of Christmas are over. I used iced blue paint on the water.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Cheerful stamp pad - O Holy Night Challenge

Challenge #7 from the Cheerful Stamp Pad was to emphasize the true meaning of Christmas. To bring it truly home, I used a photoscape of a sunset taken from my back yard. I used a digital image of the tree and the 3 Wisemen and embossed it in black.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Critter Challenge #44

The Critter sketch challenge for this week was to make a card without using pattern paper. The vintage Santa is an Artistic Outpost stamp on a background using a Tim Holtz embossing fade on core dinations paper lightly sanded.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Creative Inspiration - snow globes

The challenge at Creative Inspirations for this week is snow globe. I used Creative Inspirations Paint "fairy dust" on the mountain. The background used a cuttlebug folder. The mountain is from Stampscapes.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Critter Challenge #42

We had to follow a sketch for this week's Critter challenge #42 . I decided to make a simple Christmas Card to use for this year.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Creative Inspiration - The Midas Touch

This week's theme is the Midas Touch. I painted Fairy Dust Paint over the entire card to give the ov
erall card a shimmery look. The pinecone was embossed with gold glitter.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Cheerful stamp pad - deck the halls

The Challenge for the Cheerful Stamp Pad was to think about
how we are going to decorate the house for Christmas without using any trees. I made this ornament card and embellished it with metal ivy leaves.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Critter Sketch Challenge #41

Food! The Critter Sketch challenge #41 for this week is food. How about a nice glass of wine and maybe a fire in the fireplace after all the food that was consumed over the holiday.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Creative Inspiration Paints - Spreading your wings

This card was made for the Creative Inspirations Paint: Inspired by challenge. This weeks challenge is Spreading Your Wings. It was simply done by using a cuttlebug embossing folder. I reversed the embossing so I could stamp the butterflies in green going in the right direction. . I used fairy dust Creative Inspirations Paint to highlight the butterflies. I added the ribbon, but wish I hadn't. Too late now.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving to all
. I hope everyone has enjoyed a wonderful day with family and friends. I wanted to share a couple fall cards before the snows fall. The Thanksgiving card was made for a good friend with Sutter stamps and colored with copic markers and embellished with metal leaves. The pumpkin chair was made for a swap and a challenge. It was also colored with copic markers and embellished with punched metal leaves.

Monday, November 22, 2010

The garden is gone.

The summer has come and gone. The leaves have fallen and the snow is on it's way. It time to get back to the ink and paper. Well it's not like I haven't touched ink, I just haven't done it on a routine basis. I'll try to catch up a little and share what I've done over the last few months. It's good to get back into the stamping area. I will need to reorganize so I can find my supplies. I've managed to buy a few things. Now I'll get to play with them.

Friday, May 14, 2010


The Stampscape swap theme was to do a peoplescape. These ladies seem to be enjoying their day.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Critter challenge

This is my first totally digital card. I did this for this week's Critter Sketch challenge. The image I used was from Doodle Dragon Studios. I decided to do a graduation card for one of the many graduations for this year. I used Creative Memories background with the Doodle Dragon Studio's image.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Critter Sketch Challenge #11

This weeks Critter Sketch Challenge was to use a button in the card somewhere. I wanted to use a Victorian image. I don't know who makes the stamp. I cut it out with a nestability and used some lace and buttons from my stash.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Critter Sketch Challenge #10

This is week 10 of the Critter Sketch Challenge. The challenge this week was to use ten items on the card. I used 2 flowers with brads, 3 leaves, a popped pear, a Martha Stewart fence punch, a Nestability scalloped square frame around the original stamped image and a ribbon.

Saturday, April 24, 2010


I wanted to share these photoscapes that I made for a friend. After this long and snowy winter these were photos she shared of some of the winter views outside her home.
They were copied on glossy paper and colored with dye inks.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Critter Challenge with gingham

This is an entry for the Critter Sketch Challenge. The theme was to use gingham somewhere on the card.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Paddleboat Trip

I did this scene for my Sutter Group Homepage Challenge. It was stamped on glossy and colored with Adirondack dye inks with stipple brushes. . The actual scene is 8 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Critter Sketch Challenge #5

This is the fifth sketch challenge for the critter Sketch challenge. The stamp is from Artistic Outpost. The ball was stamped and then popped.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Critter Sketch Challenge 4

I made this card for the Critter Challenge #4. We had to use blue, green and yellow and the card had to have some flowers.
I used the Martha Stewart Deco punch.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Critter Sketch Challenge Window sketch

I made this card for the Critter Sketch Challenge for this week. The scene seen through the window is made from stamps from Sutter. The background is a cuttlebug folder turned sideways. I needed to line it up and run it through twice.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ctitter Sketch Challenge - crocus

I decided to try something new and different for me and enter into a sketch challenge. My personal goal is to expand my card design skills. This card is for a Sketch Challenge. I used design paper, stash ribbon and the crocus stamp is from Sugarloaf

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Stampscapes photoscape swap

This is from a Stampscapes photoscape swap. My swap partner has received it, so I can share it here in my blog. I took this photo during a cruise to Alaska several years ago. I added the cabin, the boater, the pines on the rocks in the bottom right corner and the mountains in the top right corner. All of the stamp images are Stampscapes.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Valentine Challenge - Sutter

Happy Valentines Day.

I'm sharing 3 cards made for a Valentine challenge from Sutter. Shhhh The couple card is for my hubs. I hope everyone has a great Valentine's Day

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Stampscapes Northern Lights photoscape

This scene was made for a Northern Lights photoscape challenge. The images were stamped over a photo of the Northern Lights.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Stampscapes sentiment swap

This was done for a Stampscape swap a while ago, using the sentiments by Stampscapes.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


This is a scene created for the winter Homepage Challenge for the Sutter group. All Sutter images were used. A friend, Klee, has a bobcat mix cat that she has befriended and is caring for. This is for Mr. C.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


This winter scene was done as a swap for the Sutter group that I belong to. All of the images were from Sutter. I colored with Copics and airbrushed the sky. The wolves were two different stamp images. A chilly scene for the cold winter that we are having.