Design Teams

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Those of you who know me well know that one of my "loves" is high heels.  Today I made this one to sit on my dressing table for the holidays.  I sure wish I could find a REAL pair like this!  Merry, Merry!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


E komo mai!  That means welcome!  It's time for another great Sketch Along Tuesday at Frosted Designs.  This week we have a lovely sketch designed by our Jenny Evans, and our sponsor for our prize is Paper Loves Glue.

My design this week is done in soft shades of pastel pink.  I used lots of pearls and a bit of lace.  It is definitely a soft, feminine look.

Come on over and join us for a fun challenge.  There is always something new to be found and lots of inspiration to feed your creative need!

Monday, November 21, 2011


I really like this image.  It sure represents a desert Christmas!  I have relatives that are huge fans of Arizona, so I thought this would make the perfect card for them this year.  It was very simple, all that I really did was color it with my Copic's and put it in a frame type card with the sentiment which was computer generated.  Merry, Merry!

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Busy, busy, busy!!!  It's that time of year and I see from visiting others blogs you are in the same situation!  Like I told one of my best blog buddies, "A day at a time, a task at a time"!  Yeah right, she probably thought, LOL!  But it's the only way I can stay focused.  One card at a time and enjoy the pleasure of making it.  Don't forget to enjoy the pleasure of creating your projects!

This one was really fun as I adore this little polar bear.  He is too cute.  He is colored with Copic's,   The paper is from a Christmas pack I got last year called "Merrimint".  I used my Nestabilities for the back frame on him and the sentiment.  I added a little holly sprig, ribbon and a little piece of wire I twisted into a spiral.  And there you have a Beary Christmas!

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Aloha all.  I hope you are having a good week.  I have been busy working on quite a few projects.  One of them being this card that I've done 20 of for a customer.  She wanted something religious and also she said she loves the star of Bethlehem.  Well, I think this stamp really filled the bill!  The embossing was done with a file by Cuttlebug.  The image is embossed with Versa Mark and ultra fine gold embossing powder.  Simple but rich looking.

The inside verse is also done in gold emboss:

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Aloha!  It's been a while since I have posted a new project.  I have been so busy with making cards for three different Design Teams, doing commissioned cards, not to mention the 30 Thanksgiving cards I did to send to my family and friends!  Also I've had a lot of errands and chores to get done as I am going in for some surgery this Tuesday.  Whew, it's been busy!

These are just a few of the cards I did for family and friends.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


It's our first card sketch at Frosted Designs for the month of November!  And it sure is a lovely one done for us by our talented DT member  Karin Astacio.  Super job Karin!  

Our generous sponsor this week is Digi Doodle Shop.  They offer some super digis that you really need to check out!  Their artwork is beautiful and the digi's have wonderful details.

The lovely digi I used is called "Vegie Cart".  With it being so near to Thanksgiving it immediately took on that holiday for me.  It was really fun to color, and the Autumn colors are my favorite.  I  Separated the lager pumpkin that was sitting below the front of the cart and printed it twice to make it fit into the sketch.  That's what I love about digi stamps; you can alter them to fit the size and shape you need for you layout.  So much diversity and endless possibilities!

As you can see I rotated the design sketchI colored the images with my Copic's, cut them out with a bit of the background paper still showing.  I wanted them to stand out against the background paper and the ribbon.  I stamped the sentiment, added a bit of the ribbon on the side and adhered the corn which was a button.  Then I cut the leaf and swirly vine pieces with my Cuttlebug and glued them on.

We would love to have you join us for this fun challenge at Frosted Designs.  Stop by and see all the wonderful creations by our Design Team, they did a FAB job and I know you will get plenty of inspiration!

Monday, November 7, 2011


It's always hard for me to to do a sympathy card.  The loss of a loved one is such a hard thing.  This one is for my dear SBC who lost her mother-in-law this past weekend.  She was a lovely lady and put up a brave, four year battle with cancer.  They told her four years ago she only had six months to live ~ boy did she prove the doctors wrong!  She was so grateful every day for one more day of living, and she lived them well.  Harriett, I know that your family will miss your deeply.

Saturday, November 5, 2011


WONDERFUL NEWS!!!  There is a great new blog starting called Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenges!  Could there possibly be any better combination?!?!!  They had a DT call and I am on board as a DT Member!  I am so excited to join the new group and help promote their card challenges.  They will sponsor bi-weekly challenges starting December 2nd.  Their first sponsor is the awesome Bugaboo site, home of my adored Stella!  I love their stamps and can't wait to get started on my first project!  I'm also anxious to get to know all the talented DT members and see their wonderful creations.  So be sure to stop by Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenges and see what is happening!  Fun challenges and lots of great inspiration will be headed your way!

Here is a list of of the Design Team!  Lots of talent for sure!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


My sweet SBC (sister by choice!) asked me to make a special anniversary card for her sister and her husband for their 25th Silver Anniversary.  I was anxious to use some of the crafting goodies that I purchased on my trip to Oregon, and the sheet of paper I used for the background of this card was perfect.  The design is delicate and subtle without being too feminine, and I also really like the neutral colors.

The cutout design on the side was done with a Martha Stewart edge punch.  I stamped my image on light cream colored card stock cut out with my Cuttlebug, and it is heat embossed with fine detail silver embossing powder.  The sentiment was done in the same way.  Both are raised with pop-dots off of the dark gray background.  I added the paper roses, a tiny bow then the rhinestone swirls for some bling.  I found a lovely verse on line for the inside and printed it with my computer.  When I delivered it today it was received with lovely smiles.  So glad she likes it!