Sunday, May 15, 2011

Lily Pad Challenge Kathy's Color Throwdown

This card was made by stamping the vases, stems, stem with leaf and flowers individually, they I Ranger Inked the background.  Then I used the Hero Arts stamps: writing, envelope and the Love you.  Added pearls and ribbon.  I matted it after I distressed and turned the corner and edges.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Lily Pad Card Chain Challenge

Here is my card for May's Card Chain Challenge by Lily Pad Cards.  I will mail it to someone - I don't know who yet and then I will get one from someone else!  Fun huh?!
This is hand stamped in chocolate and colored with copics.  I added a little Flower Soft and glitter to the center of some of the flowers.  Hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Cover Lover Challenge Lily Pad Cards

Thanks for the visit.  This is a card inspired from
the Cover Lover Challenge at the
Lily Pad Cards using this book cover.
                                                                   I LOVE the musical MAME
                                                    and here is my take on the card.
                                                  I loved the layout and the colors.  Thanks
                                                  for the visit!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Lily Pad Challenge With Penny Black

This Card is for the challenge at the Lily Pad Cards site, for Penny Black.  The flower is a Penny Black stamp I recently purchased.  I also used Close to My Heart Paper, Ranger Inks, Hero Arts stamps: French writing and envelope, Tim Holtz ribbon(notes), and ribbon and pearls.  I hope you enjoy this card and you can always sign up to follow my blog!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Lily Pad Color Challenge

These are not colors I normally use, so it was truly a challenge!  I used Tim Holtz emboss plate on the yellow,  Hero Arts stamps -flower and writing.  Added the pearls and colored them with copic.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Not your MAMA's Easter Eggs!

Finished Eggs on a nest of Denim!
Cut tissue strips
This is a short tutorial on how to make these cute Easter Eggs!

Out of any kind of tissue you want.

They are about 5 inches by 1.25 inches.

Get some white plastic eggs.

Use any glue, this is what I used and water it down.

Here are the supplies ready to go!

Dip the tissue into the watered down glue.

And wrap around the egg.  Continue until it is covered

Let them completely dry on a rack.

Then put them in a basket with some grass!


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Baseball Baby Shower

So my friends and I had an amazing Baby Shower for a special girlfriend who is the Gramma of this precious boy.  We started with a sports theme and then narrowed down to the baseball theme.  This is the Invitation, I stitched the sides of the original and then scanned it and entered the text.

 This is the table, Janice did all the flowers, in jars set in baseball mitts.  She also used real baseball cards, bats and trophies.
 This big flower arrangement was amazing with the peanuts around the interior vase.
 The mantle was decorated with a banner and trophies. So stinking cute!
 Our favors were Cracker Jacks in a huge basket complete with baseball bat by the door as guests left.
 The food was delicious!

Sunday, August 22, 2010


I had alot of fun playing with my new glue today unfortunately I now have glitter all over me!!
These are very fun, I used a transparency film, stamped with Staz-On and then used my glue to coat the surface, added glitter, and let them dry. They will all find homes on cards soon.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Dipping Cake Balls the easy Way!

Ok, I have baked my cake, mixed in my frosting and then made cake balls with a 1 inch scoop. I place them on parchment paper lined trays and put them in the freezer for several hours. I don't like to use the spoons and this is the easiest way I have found to dip the cake balls.
Place your melts into the Wilton melter, I have tried microwaving, this works the best for me. You can get them at Wal-Mart or Michaels. They have two settings melt, and warm.
Your melts are now all smooth and melted! Ready for the dipping!
Skewer your frozen cake ball with the bamboo skewers you can use for the grill.
Dip your frozen cake ball into the melts! Tap it off. Give it a little swirl as you finish.

Place the dipped cake ball onto a tray with parchment paper added.
When you pull the skewer out it leaves a hole soooooo..........
Have a bowl of sprinkles or sanding sugar ready to dip your cake balls in!
Redip the cake ball into the melts!
After you dip them in the melts, you dip them in the sprinkles!

This is what they look like finished and ready to eat!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Thinking of You! Sketch 54

This card was fun and easy to do! I already had the artwork ready to go! I stamped the polka dot background on the green, and inked the edges of the pink. I tied the button underneath with waxy flax. Hope you enjoy it!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Wild Card

I love the animal print on this card! I saw a Christmas ornament that was like this and used it for the inspiration! You just never know where you will find good ideas!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Fingerless Mitts

Posted by PicasaI bought this yarn at a very cool craft store in Kansas City a couple of weeks ago and they included the pattern for these cute fingerless mitts!
They were super easy and they are warm too!