Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas

This is an ornament made out of a drink coaster that I made last year! I used stamps from SparkleNSprinkle and this set of stamps is one of my favorite sets from them. I love to stamp penguins and find different ways to dress them with embossing powder, glitter, markers, flower soft, etc. The silver and red snowflakes were die cut using an old Cuttlebug snowflake die. I glued flower soft around the edges of the ornament. The stamp set can be found at Have to get back to my cooking now. Two of my grandsons are here all day today and tomorrow three of them will be here. Christmas is all about children and family! Have a wonderful holiday season!
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011


I'm just showing a very simple card today! I used red and white cardstock. I stamped the angel from Inkadinkado in white pigment ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder from SparklenSprinkle. I then layered everything and used seam binding to tie the knot. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Beautiful Snowfall

I'm so sorry I have been missing in action!  I usually upload my pics from my laptop and it had to take a visit to the shop for repairs.  I'm hoping it will return home soon!  My PC is slow and I don't have photo editing on it so am going to just post my pics without editing.  This neat scene is from Rubber Cottage and is colored with copic markers.  I added Starfire Glitter #G1017 from on all of the snowy areas.  I love hos this glitter sparkles just like a new snowfall!  The poinsetta is stamped with white pigment ink and heat embossed with white opaque embossing powder.  The poinsetta stamp is from Heartfelt Creations and the die is from Spellbinders.  The cardstock is cherry cobbler from Stampin Up and the white is from Papertrey Ink.  Enjoy!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

I tried uploading this card the other day and it just didn't work, so we will try again!  The stamp set is from SparkleNSprinkle and uses their glitter.  I stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.  I also paper pieced their coats.  I used lots of Moon Rose Tinsel on the lower part of the card.  You can see the details of the card at  Enjoy!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Holly Berries

Another Christmas card.  This one is very easy and simple.  The stamp is from SparkleNSprinkle and it was colored with Copic markers.  I die cut this out using my Grand Calibur and the Fleur de lis square nestabilities. I put glossy clear accents on the berries so they are really shiny!  I then layered everything to make a very simple card.  Enjoy.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


I just wanted to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving!  My children will be coming by to eat "turkey" in the afternoon and my sweet hubby is doing the cooking so I will be able to play in my craft room for a little while!  I stamped the background with a set of stamps from Hero Arts in various colors.  The turkey is also a Hero Arts stamp.  The circle and tag is from Spellbinders dies.  I used Espresso Brown cardstock for the card.  Give thanks toay and be safe! 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Butterfly ornament

Another ornament for everyone to see!  I also used a coaster for the base of this ornament and covered it with pattern paper.  The butterfly was cut out of the pattern paper and also cut out of red cardstock.  I learned how to do this technique from my friend, Bekah.  You can see her blog at  It has Starfire Glitter under the butterfly which is from  I just used some stickers at the bottom of the ornament.  The red ribbon is from as well as the coasters.  If anyone would like the directions for making the butterfly, please e-mail me and I will gladly type out the directions.  I will also probably be teaching this at in Charlottesville, VA.  

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Chipboard ornament

I made this ornament the other day using a 4x4 chipboard coaster.  I used printed paper from Stampi Up and colored it with barn door distress stain from Ranger.  I had some antique looking punch outs which I used on the front.  I popped up Santa and used a felt snowflake that I cut out with an old Cuttlebug die.  I used Stampin Up twine wrapped around the ornament and for the hanger.  Very easy!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fall Pears

Posted by PicasaThis is a card I did a few weeks ago using a stamp from Stampin Up.  I colored the pear basket with Prismacolor pencils and used my blending stamps and Gamsol.  I then used my Grand Calibur and the circle nestabilties to cut the image out.  I used another nestablities set for layering.  I used a sentiment from Papertrey Ink and Stampin Up punches to layer the sentiment.  Also, the ribbon is called Pear Pizazz and is from Stampin Up.

Congratulations to the winners of the SparkleNSprinkle blog hop!  And I appreciate all of your comments.  Thanks for hopping along!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

"It's A Culture Thing Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle It's A Cultural Thing blog hop!  If you hopped here by way of Julie's blog at then you are in the right place! Otherwise, you might like starting from the beginning at SNS Home Blog addy: to become eligible for four great prizes.  I chose an Asian theme for the Cultural blog hop   I only used three colors for this card -- white background, black and gold.  I used the Asian fan from Set 126 and stamped with gold ink on black cardstock.  I then embossed with gold detail embossing powder and fuzzy cut.  I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder with black cardstock.   I then brayered gold pigment ink over the entire black embossed cardstock.  This picture isn't showing up the gold like it did in real life but it is brilliant in real life! A complete list of supplies and tutorial on how to make this card can be found at The following is a list of the blogs for you to visit to get more ideas!

Linda Loew
Amanda Reed
Shona Erlenborn
Angie Blasingame
Barbara Bruder
April Williams
Julie Zippel
Eleanor Jenkins (that's me)
Karin Martin
Gerline Townsley
Marie Berquist
Patti White
Sandy Meier
Dawn Thomas
Donna Ellis 

 I hope you enjoy this card and don't forget to leave a comment to be eligible to win some prizes!  Hop over to Karin's blog now to see her great card!  Thanks for hopping!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Posted by Picasaof the glitters are also by SparkleNSprinkle.  Watch for the blog hop on ThursdayPosted by PicasaI have been working on butterfly cards lately so thought I would post one that was made several months ago.  I still need to make pics of the ones I worked on this weekend.  This set of stamps is by SparkleNSprinkle and you can see the set on their website at  I used quite a few different glitters on this card and used Spellbinders frame around the butterflies.  All of the glitters can be found at the online store at SNS.  Keep your eyes  peeled for our blog hop starting on Thursday!

Monday, October 31, 2011


Posted by PicasaHappy Halloween to all of you bloggers and friends!  This card uses Inkadinkadoo stamps with a sticker skull.  I cut out the circle with a nestabilities die.  I hope all of the spooks are good to you tonight and gives you lots of goodies!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011


Posted by PicasaChristmas is right around the corner and the weather we are having sure does indicate that winter is here!  It was 29 degrees this morning!  The fur babies aren't even staying out very long.  I did this card as part of the monthly cards for SparkleNSprinkle last month.  I used red cardstock by and stamped the holly with black ink to make the backgrung.  I used Spellbinders ornament die cut with the Grand Calibur to cut out the double sided adhesive and then sprinkled with the Silver Glitter Tinsel by SparklNSprinkle.  I then stamped the holly and colored with Copic markers.  This was then die cut and placed on the Glitter Tinsel.  I used Crystal Effects to make the berries shine.  The stamps is from  You can see many samples of this stamp set if you go to their web store.  Enjoy.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pooch Day

Two of my doggie cards are featured on the SparkleNSprinkle blog today so I thought I would also show this card.  Go to so you can see the other two cards.  One of the cards is made with a book mark.  Thanks for looking!
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Friday, October 21, 2011

Have Courage

I just realized I had not posted any of my pink ribbon cards to my blog.  Shame on me!  I used pale pink cardstock for the card and decorative paper to layer on this.  I stamped the ribbon and fuzzy cut, then applied to card.  The sentiment was punched out and applied to chocolate cardstock that was also punched out.  The seam binding was dyed with re-inkers and crunched.  The flower was stamped and die cut, then wrinkled and put together.  I also made a stick pin from pearls and a pearl heart and stuck this in the back of the flower.   The flower stamp is from Heartfelt Creations and I don't remember what company makes the ribbon and sentiment.  Everyone enjoy this beautiful fall weekend coming up!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sweet baby bears

Today is a cool wet day here in Virinigia so I thought I would post a sweet baby card.  I used a clear stamp set from Papertrey Ink.  The bears were stamped on pattern paper from Melissa Francis and fuzzy cut.  They were layered onto white cardstock and a matching button was put on their tummy.  Then I wrapped the twine around the card three times and tied a neat bow.  Then I stamped "sweet as can be" for the sentiment.  Very easy card. 
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Autumn Leaves

Yesterday was such a beautiful fall day here in Virginia and today is suppose to be the same.  I love this time of the year.  The leaves still have not peaked but they are turning and you see color everywhere.  I hope you enjoy this fall card.  The stamp is by Heartfelt Creations and they also have a leaf die set to match but I don't have that yet, just hand cut the leaves.  I stamped this onto ivory cardstock two times.  I then fuzzy cut the leaves from the second stamped images.  I colored everything with Prismacolor pencils blended with stumps and gamsol.  I used pop-up dots to raise up the cut leaves.
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Thursday, October 13, 2011

I made easel card from one of the new SparkleNSprinkle stamp sets that were just released.  These are smaller sets than previously and are just so sweet!  There are three different snowmen sets which can be found here  There are three other small sets also and all of them can be found at the above link.  The above easel card was shown on the SNS newsletter which went out yesterday.  I was really surprised and pleased that my card was in the newsletter.  To find out how the card was made you can visit  It is a rainy cold day here in Virginia today and that makes me want to get in my room and work on more stamping projects.  Hope you enjoy this card!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Wrinkled Pooch

What do you think of this winkled pooch?  I think he is so sweet!  Plus the sentiment is great!  This stamp set is from and also the glitter tinsel.  This is a 5x5 card made from a medium brown cardstock.  I used pattern paper to layer and cut it in triangles.  I then ran the double sided tear-ific tape from http://www.sparklensprinkle/ down the middle of the triangle and sprinkled on the tinsel.  I used the Grand Caliber from Spellbinders with the scalloped rectangle to die cut the sentiment.  I colored the pooch with Copic markers.  Have a beautiful fall day!  I am going to visit a fall craft show and hopefully the back and knee allows me to walk the whole show!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tweet Tweet

Posted by PicasaI love the stamps and dies (made by Spellbinders) that are by Heartfelt Creations.  They ae so versatil and, of course, any flower made by hand is so neat!  I stamped this flower and  leaf on vellum paper, heat embossed with whtie embossing powder and then die dut.  The birdhouse and bird are from Stamps by Judith.  What are your opinions on this card? 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fall butterfly

Posted by PicasaI am anxious to get back to blogging and cardmaking!  It seems like I lost most of the month of September.  I had to go to the ER and found out my appendix was about to rupture.  Had surgery and came home in two days.  Then I was on a strong antibiotic and couldn't get my body to co-operate so ended up back in the hospital.  Finally I am feeling much better and need to get back to my crafting!!  The above card was made for SparkleNSprinkle and it is on their web site in case you want the directions on how to make the card at  I used my Grand Calibur to cut the Spellbinder dies.  Enjoy and I will be back soon!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Dyed Handmade Flower and Ribbon

 Since today is such a rainy cool day, I thought I would brighten things up with this card.  I used Papertrey Ink new stamp set, stamped on avocado cardstock with white ink and then used the Cuttlebug to die cut the leaves.  The sentiment is stamped in brown ink and is astamp from Papertrey Ink.  I used spun sugar distress ink to color the ribbon and all of the flower petals.  The flower was cut out using Sizzix tattered flowers die with burlap, crinolinie, and net.  I used a fabric brad to hold the flower together.  Back to my creative room to make some cards for SparkleNSprinkle!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Vellum Daisy

My friend and I were playing around one day the other week and decided to try using vellum for some flowers. She had her set of daisies and the matching dies from Heartfelt Creations so I started stamping in white ink and heat embossing with white embossing powder.  I used pink and light green vellum.  Sonnie did the labor part by using the Grand Calibur from Spellbinderspaperarts and die cutting all of the flowers and leaves.  We then shared what we had and later that n ight I made this cute card.  I colored the vellum flowers with a marker to get a deeper pink. The background is embossed using the Cuttlebug and the larger dot folder.  I'm not sure what company makes the sentiment -- have had it for ages!  I also used Tim Holtz Sizzix die for the flourish.  Enjoy.
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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

In Style

I finally got my hands on the Sizzix dress form and couldn't wait to use it!  All paper is from Stampin Up with shads of Baja Breeze and Crumb Cake.  The sentiment is from a real old Stampin Up set.  I used glossy accents on the cardstock button.  I can see many more cards made with this dress form.  Enjoy!
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fall pumpkins

This image turned into a wall hanging which I  just love!  I had some really sturdy cardboard and covered it with pattern paper from Papertrey Ink.  I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils blended with Gamsol and also Copic Markers.  I stamped the pumkins the second time on orange cardstock and used my pumpkin die cuts to cut them out.   I highlighted these with Prismacolor pencils and used pop dots to give them dimension.  I then used my Grand Calibur machine from Spellbinders to die cut the image.  I layered the image onto chocolate and orage cardstock.  I tied some chocolate and white twinery into a bow for an added embellishment.  I also used silk chocolate ribbon to make the hanger.  The image is from Heartfelt Creations.
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Monday, August 29, 2011

Sweet Angels

My sweet friend, Amy, gave me this pic of her two girls to play with.  I used supplies from Melissa Frances.  The cardstock is pink and chocolate from SU and the flower is from SU.  The lace is from my stash.  The picture of the girls was taken on the day their parents were married.  Congratulations Amy and John!  You have two sweet angels!
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Saturday, August 27, 2011


Congratulations to all of the blog hop winners!  I also want to thank everone that posted on my blog as I love to get comments and I hope everyone will visit me again very soon.  The winners are:

Grand Prize - Aileen Freeman
Prize One from Donna Ellis - 2 embossing tinsel colors of your choice!

Karen A. Jones

Prize Two from Dawn Thomas - 3 embossing powders

Linda Craig -
Prize Three from Linda Loew - 3 glitters

Denise B -

Prize Four from Shona Erlenborn - 2 Sparkle N Soft colors

Barb P

Prize Five from Patti White - 2 Flocking colors

Anita Braddock -

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Autumn Inspirations

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle Autumn Inspirations blog hop.  If you hopped here from Marie's blog at  then you are in the right place.  If not, and you'd like to become eligible for the Grand Prize and five other mystery prizes, please begin on the SNS Home Blog at 

When I think of autumn, I always think of pumpkins, so I decided to make a card with some pumpkin stamps from SNS Aren't these pumpkins just darling?  They can be used in so many ways!  Plus the autumn stamps are on sale!!  Yay!!  I stamped the pumpkins on orange cardstock and shaded them with Prismacolor pencils.  I then cut them out.  The background is done with burlap material and covered with dark chocolate cardstock which I die cut with my Grand Calibur die cutting machine.  The sentiment is also from SNS and can be found at  You can read a more detailed description of my card at

Leave a comment on my blog to become eligible for the Grand prize and five other mystery prizes.  I read all of the comments you leave so if you have any questions about my card, just put it in the comment and where I can reach you, and I will answer.  I love comments!! 
Now hop on over to Barbara Bruder's blog at  Have a great time hopping and good luck!  Maybe you will be a lucky one!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Butterfly fantasy

Good morning!  For a change, I am up early so thought I would start the day by showing a lovely butterfly card.  The new butterfly stamp set, butterfly dies, tinsel, glitter, and embossing powder can be ordered from  If you click on the card you can see a close-up of the butterfly showing where I  used different colors of glitter.  Also, isn't this tinsel darling?  All you have to do is lay down a strip of tear-ific double sided tape and sprinkle on the glitter tinsel.  You can find different widths of the tear-ific tape on this page at  This is the tape that I use to make all of my cards, boxes, etc.  It is just wonderful! 
Stamp Set 437 - Fancy Butterflies  This is a pic of the new butterfly stamp set and it is located at  You can buy it as only a stamp set or a combination set with the butterfly dies from spellbinderspaperarts.  Enjoy.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Framed sentiment

Okay, bloggers, sorry for being so long in getting back to my blog.  I have been busy in my room, tho, so that is good!  Just haven't been in cyber space as much as I should, but hopefully I'm back.  I wanted you to see a card I made for SparkleNSprinkle and it is up on their blog today.  Why don't you jump over to and see two beautiful cards using the new frame set?  You can also link up to the directions for my card by clicking on my name there or going to  Here is the card:

You can see a much better photo on  I had computer problems when this pic was made so have not cropped it.  Enjoy.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Glittered corners

Good morning bloggers! Today will be a good day to stay inside with the comfort of air-condition. This heat wave has lasted long enough in my opinion! I don't mind the heat as much as I do the humidity! This card was done for Sparklensprinkle. I stamped my image with black ink and colored with Prismacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol. I then placed the image in an embossing folder and attached to dark green cardstock. I used Brushable glue and applied three different colors of glitter. You can find the glitter, brushable glue, and this stamp at Have a lovey day!
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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Something different

Good Sunday morning everyone!  We have had some beautiful weather here in central Virginia for the past four days but tomorrow it is suppose to be hot again for the whole week!  In the high 90's!  I was playing in my craft room the other week and came up with this card:
You can click on the card to get a better view.  I usuall don't put this many embellishments on a card but couldn't stop myself this time!  I wanted a different card so used my Grand Calibur machine with the nestabilities to cut out the card and the front of the card.  I only added one small stamped image and left the rest of it up to the flowers, net, beads, pearls, brads, etc.  I used assorted colors of pinks. The leaves are punched with a Martha Stewart punch.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle "Sparkling Wintry Sensations” blog hop! If you hopped here by way of Shona, then you're in the right spot. If you'd like to start from the beginning and become eligible for SIX great prizes, then click  I'm not going into much detail regarding my cards but I have given you links to the SNS website where you can find the directions if interested.

My card represents one of our all wintertime favorites -- the snowman.  I hope he doesn't melt too fast in this heat! LOL.  The snowflakes and oval lacey die were die cut using the Grand Calibur from  The complete directions can be found at  A very simple card that any beginner can gain inspration from!

My second card shows the baby snowman and the directions can be found at  I used shiny gold, white, and navy metallic cardstock for this one.  I used Crimson Flocking FL114 on his hat.  Isn't that darling?! 

Maybe I am one of “The Five” with a SECONDARY prize, so don't forget to leave a comment to become eligible for the Grand Prize and one of the 5 secondary prizes, then hop on over to Julie's Blog at
Here is the blog hop order in case you get lost along the way:

Sandy Meier @

Dawn Thomas @

Shona -

Eleanor - you are here

Julie W -

Joan Petty -

Judy -

Julie Z -
Karin -

Linda -

Marie - http://craftemarie, 

Barbara Bruder -

Patti -

Donna -

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sparkly water

Thought I would show you a simple card using all Stampin Up products.  I have loads of Stampin Up stamps and products but just don't seem to get around to using them!  This set is one I bought last month.  I used cherry cobbler, early espresso, ivory, and baja breeze cardstock.  I watercolored the image and used the new baja breeze glass particles on the waer.  Enjoy and look for the Sparkle N Sprinkle winter blog hop tomorrow.