Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Hello all. I just want to say Happy New Year! I hope you all are safe and sound for the New Year.
I wish you all best of everything for the New Year. My crafty new years resolution is to donate more to charity, and to try to be publish again. That means i even have to submit something LOL.

I have two cards to show ya. First is a simple card that takes things from paper and from a stash.
The second is using a embossing folder in reverse and highlighting it with a white gel pen.

I have been on a kick with the Kraft paper lately. I love the simple look of it. I got a gypsy for x-mas so i am planning alot of cricut based cards in the future.

I also got Peachy Keen stamps for Christmas. I got some good ones, so using them  is the the future too.
I can't wait to show you some new cards in the New Year.

Wishing you all the best.

Thanks for hanging out with me.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

I just wanted to tell everyone Merry Christmas. I hope everyone has a blessed holiday.
I had the day off today. Hurray. I plan on baking some chocolate chip cookies.
I can add a couple pounds to my weight, LOL

May the angels be smiling at you this Christmas.

As Always, Thank you for hanging out with me.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas week.

Hi all. Sorry it seems that time has gotten away from Me. I get doing things and forget to post.
I finally got all my Christmas shopping done.Hurray!!!!
Waiting patiently for Christmas so i can play with my Gypsy. Since its wrapped and under the tree, i just have to wait and look at cartridges to buy.

Starting to think about the New Year already.
I am going to be doing some cards for Send Love today. Also i am going to get some cards together for Operation Write Home.  These are great causes to donate to.
I want to submit more to magazines. I just get alittle behind.
This is the first card that i made for a contest. It won for the cutest card. I love using DCWV paper.
I love trying new things and making people smile.

Well thats it for now. Hope you visit again soon.

As Always Thanks for hanging out with me Today.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Peachy keen challenge

Hello all. Long time no hear. I have been busy with Thanksgiving and shopping for Christmas gifts.
I got some good deals. I even went shopping on Black Friday.
 I was up at 5 a.m. I got some good deals then took myself to breakfast.

I decided to do a Peachy Keen Challenge. Number 42. You had to emboss it. dry embossing or wet.
I even could use a Peachy stamp since i just got my order from them.
I had the music embossing folder from Tim Holtz. which i put tumbled glass distress ink on to bring out the embossing. I layered some Dcwv paper from the winter stack. I stamped this cute snowman that i got free with my order. Its a super cute image. i will be using it alot in the future. I colored her with copics and added glitter with my sakura glitter pen. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper- winter punnies.

I hope you all enjoy. I am going to be on alot more so stay tuned.

Thanks for hanging out with me.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi All. I just wanted to wish you all A blessed Thanksgiving Day. I get two days off from work! Woohoo! :)
I have been doing alot of cards at work during break and lunch. I hope i have enough. I am getting some cards done to submit to magazines. I wanted to leave you with a card.
Hope you have a safe and happy day!
Thanks as always for hanging out with me.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Throwback Thursday challenge Entry & tip Tuesday

Hello to another Tuesday. Its Thanksgiving week. I have alot to be thankful for.
Getting diagnosed with RA I am glad that i found out that i had it early. We can treat it and hopefully be pain free. Wonderful family, good friends and great hobbies.

I did a card for Emma's Throwback Thursday challenge. It was a old school challenge. It did not use a cricut.
We had to make it a thank you card.
Paper is by Paper company, My Minds Eye and DCWV. Bling by Recollections.
Stamped image by Stampendous, sentiment by Wordsworth. rub-ons from my stash. Colored image with crayola markers. Distress ink is by Tim Holtz.

Tip for today.
When doing cards, make sure to supply easy supplies, Like Stickers, rub-ons and the like.
You never know when you can make a quick card.


Well thats all for today: Thanks for hanging out with me today.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Happy Hello & tip Tuesday

Hello there. Here it is another Tuesday. It seems that the days are flying away.

I still have my cold, but not letting it get me down. I found some mojo so things are getting done.

I did this card at work. I had these snowman stamps already, all i had to do is color the images.
All paper is by DCWV. This stack is called Christmas Stack. I love the papers in it. So good for holiday cards. The snowman are a stamp from Stampin Up . I embossed paper with a Tim Holtz sheet music embossing folder. I love it. so useful.

It did a challenge for the clean and simple challenge at Splitcoast. only thing is that i didn't do any stamping on it. I didn't have the right stamp at work to finish it. I used a Martha Stewart French Scrolls punch on the polka dot paper.

TIP: Always stamp more than one image in one sitting, you never know when you might need it for a later card.  Example:

This house mouse image i stamped multiples of when i was laid up and had them colored. All i had to do is make cards with them.

Well Thanks for hanging out with me today.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

More Christmas cards

Hello all. I seem to have a cold. Its been spreading thru work. I have done some more Christmas cards.
I like using House Mouse stamps. I colored him with my prisma colored pencils.  using DCWV paper. I seem to be stuck on Kraft paper lately. But its so use able.

I love the new winter stack from DCWV. Its got some really neat paper. I picked up some super cute rub-ons from Michael's the other day. This snowman is super cute.In my fave color... Blue!

I hoping to do more cards soon, i have some challenge cards to do and finish this months birthday cards.

thanks for hanging out with me.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Tuesday challenge Made by Momo

Hello all. I wanted to do a challenge that Made by Momo's Tuesday's challenge.
It had to be a project that had some embossing of some type in it.
I used my new Tim Holtz brick embossing folder. i rubbed some distress ink-aged mahogany. I used nestabilites scalloped ovals. I stamped thank you from Wordsworth and added some white gel pen.
Paper is from Georgia pacific and DCWV.  I have been using alot of Kraft paper lately. Its been a great color to use. This is a A2 sized card. the brick layer is 4 x 5 1/4.  i love the color combo that i tried.

I am going to do my other challenges early this week so stay tuned.

Thanks for hanging out with me.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Throwback Thursday challenge Entry & tip Tuesday

well two things in this post . A throwback challenge and tip Tuesday.

 I finally got my entry for Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge.
We had to make a Christmas themed project. It had to be a old cartridge.
I used Kraft paper as my base. Polka dot paper from AC Crafts for my layer. I cut out my cute reindeer from Paper Doll Dress up. I colored them with a copic and put pearls on their noses. I cut out the Sentiment from the cartridge Beyond Birthdays. I used jewels to bling it up. I think its really cute. hope everyone likes it.

Tip Tuesday:
When inking a large stamp and stamping it. Ink the stamp then leave the stamp face up and put the paper on top of it. Rub the paper to get a clean image stamped. It helps to do this for people who can't press really hard to stamp a image.

Thanks for hanging out with me. Tanya

Monday, November 1, 2010

New CAS challenge card.

Happy Monday all.
I saw the challenge on CAS on splitcoast stampers early this morning. You had to do a sympathy card.
I had to do this challenge. I used the maple leaf from Hero Arts. I really like this stamp for different cards. I colored the leaves with the crayola markers i have at work. I really need to color with my copics. I did some faux stitching with a black glaze pen. The letters are from K and Company.

I also did a card for My pink Stamper's think pink week. She really inspired me to make this fun little card.

The layer was some pattern paper i got from my local stamp store.  I also used some paper company pattern paper around the circle. The hedgehog is from Hampton Arts. I had to color her pink. The chipboard circles are from making memories. The sentiment is from MY Pink Stamper-Super Sweet Occasions.

I had time during my lunch today to do a really quick card for Fall.

I used Kraft card stock to use as my base. I distress a strip of orange card stock to go in the middle. I used a embossed scrap from my stash. I kept alot of Thomas Kincade photos from a calender that i had. The photos make really easy cards. Looks like a step into time , doesn't it?

Well thanks for hanging out with me today.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

I just wanted to say Happy Halloween to all of you.
I really enjoy this time of year. The changing leaves and crisp air.
I love seeing all the trick or treaters. But we have such a long driveway, they don't want to come down.
We have the best candy kids.... here are a bunch of Halloween cards to keep you in the mood.

I hope you have a Safe and Happy Halloween!
Thanks for visiting

Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday Muse.

Hello all. I have been looking at all the great blogs out there. Mine is in its infant stages to say the least.

I have alot of projects lined up. I have a new throwback thursday challenge from Mycreative time.
I have alot of think pink cards to do. plus some birthday and get well cards to do.
I plan on showing all what i have done.

I got my new cart today. Simply Charmed is really cute. It ranges all the seasons and occasions. It looks to be a fun cart to use. Hopefully i will get a card done and on the blog to show you.

here is a older card that i did with stamping and cricut cutting. hopefully i will do some like this for Christmas.

Thanks for looking and hanging out with me

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tip Tuesday.

Happy hello to all.

its tip tuesday yet again.
Has your day been well?
Mine was ok, long day at work. But i have made a cute test card at work today.
I love doing it on my break and lunch.

Today's tip: Using a corner rounder make a card not in a usual shape. Example: above card.
I used a corner rounder to round all corners. i also used it to do the layers on my snowman.
I think he came out pretty cute.

He is my test card for a set of christmas cards for a guys at work.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Hello to you!

Hello all. Thanks for hanging around.

I have been trying to get my muse back. I have been reading alot of magazines and getting some ideas.

I just got a email today. I won The Simply Charmed Cart from My Pink Stampers live contest!
I love her blog and am thrilled that i won. I can't wait to use it.

I wanted to show the two cards i have done. I have others but i am going to submit them for the magazines.

Since Halloween is this weekend. i wanted to show you all this adorable card i made with stamps from Penny Black. I also used K and Company paper-halloween. I just didn't color the cat in. Couldn't decide on a color for him.  I wanted to get another card ready for submitting to the magazine. I have gotten two published so far.

I am getting a jump on making winter/x-mas cards. Trying new layouts. This bear is so great for mens cards. i had to pair it up with christmas paper to get the pilots x-mas feel. I still have to take my time to color properly. all paper by dcwv. Love DCWV paper.

Thanks for viewing.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tip Tuesday.

I decided that i will make Tuesday on my blog as A Tip that i learned that i will send along to you.

Today's Tip:

I learned this From My Creative Time: When stamping peachy keen stamp faces, make sure you color in the eyes with a white gel pen. It makes them stand out.  I loved how these pumpkins turned out. I even cut them out by hand.

I also love doing faux stitching. I can't sew at all. I maybe mend a sock but that's it.
I have done a male card with faux stitching.
I decided to not do a Throwback Thursday challenge. I can't give it the time it takes right this minute. Next one defiantly.
Thanks for checking out the blog today

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Happy Sunday!

Sorry i haven't posted much this week. I haven't had much of a muse this week.
I am planning my Throwback Thursday project, and thinking about my Send Love today package.
I hoping to get them done early this week. I have to have the Throwback project done before Weds.
I did this for the challenge at splitcoast. I love using DCWV paper. I used stickers and rub-ons too.
I also love My Pink Stamper stamp sets. They are the highest quality you can find.(this from a final inspector-high praise). I need to get more. Hopefull everyone is happy and healthy.

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

SC302 and My pink stamper challenge

Well i have been a bust little cardmaker today at work. Mostly i do cards on my break and lunch period so i can relieve stress. Plus my co-workers like to see what i come up with.
I did this for Splitcoast Stampers scetch challenge 302. I used paper by the paper company, basic grey and georgia pacific. I love fluffles. and this stamp is great for birthdays. Colored with copics. I also used a cuttlebug folder to emboss the strip. i even handtied a bow.

This is for the challenge 302 and My pink stamper challenge to make something cute. Paper used: paper company, and georgia pacific. Fluffles again, colored with copics.  wanted to so the birthday hat as a embellishment. I think this is cute birthday card.
So what do you think?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Columbus Day!

Well, its been another Columbus day here and gone. I did have to work. (it keeps me in my hobbies). :)

I have done a couple of more cards at work.

This card i did for the CAS88 Challenge on splitcoast stampers. I used recollections paper, Stampendous stamps(short stacks), and Memento ink. The challenge was to do a crinkle. I don't have the super gadget to crinkle my paper, so i had to do it by hand. The images were colored with prismacolor pencils.I like distressing edges.

This is a quick and simple card with no stamping. I used  bazzill paper for the base. the ladybug paper is by Heidi Grace. the epoxy sticker is also by Heidi grace. Can't you tell i hand did the bow.(i really have to work on that.)

I am still trying my hand at this blog, so it will be learning as i go.

Take care my friends

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Welcome to first post in the blog i created. This will be a showcase of my card making. I will be using stamping, cricut designs. I love doing quick and simple cards too. Feel free to comments on the cards.

here is a example of my work.

Thanks for being a part of my creative life.