Sunday, May 29, 2011

Wonderful day

I had such a great day yesterday!  Kim Critzer does all of this beautiful art work with fused glass and she had an open house yesterday and asked some crafters to set up in her yard.  She had everything arranged so nice and great food!  I was very pleased with everything, the turn out, friendly people, helpful people, etc.  Everyone needs to go to Kim's web site to see her gorgeous work --  It is a lot of hard work to set up something like this and I congratulate Kim on doing such a wonderful job.  I hope she sold lots of goddies!  Thank you, Kim, for such a wonderful day.

The card above is made with summer in mind.  I used white ink on the shells and stamped them on watercolor paper.  I then heat embosed with white embossing powder.  I then colored over the shells and the surrounding areas with Ranger distres inks using the Ranger blending tool.  I also did the sentiment Sunshine the same way except I used a brown embossing powder.  The pattern paper is from Websters pages.  The stamp set used is from  Happy Sunday to everyone and hope your weekend is full of nice surprises for you! 

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Welcome to the Sparnkle N Sprinkle "Not So Macho Masculin Cards" blog hop.  If you hopped here by way of Shona's blog at then you are in the right spot.  This is a hop featuring all types of masculine cards and we  hope you will hop to all of the blogs and enjoy all of the team's cards.  I have two cards for you today featuring fun baseball players.  The first card is very simple.  I colored the baseball player with Copic Markers and used the Grand Calibur from Spellbinders Paper Arts to cut out the image with the diamond shaped dies.  I then used sticky paper and cut out a larger diamond and two smaler diamonds.  I peeled off the layer of paper exposing the adhesive, stuck on the image, and then sprinkled on detail silver embossing powder to the exposed edges which I heat embossed.  This is such an easy way to apply the powder.  I then attached these silver embossed pieces to red cardstock which was layered to a black card that was cut in an A2 size.

This player was done in the same fashion as the last one except I used a new flocking color from  The color is amber wheat and I thought it was so pretty to use as "dirt".  I am donating this jar of amber wheat as part of the first place prize.  I can see using this on cattails, wheat, and many more fall items.  Whoever the grand prize winner is, I hope you will send me a copy of your card when you use the amber wheat.

lIf you missed starting the blog hop at then go back there and start.  Then follow each blog until you end up back at  There is a grand prize of a stamp set of your choice together with something from each blog and the second place winner will win a stamp set of their choice.  When you leave my blog you need to hop to Patti White's blog at  Enjoy your hop and don't forget to leave comments at all of the blogs for more chances to win.  Thank you for looking.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

I'm posting my Mother's Day card a day early to coincide with SparklenSprinkle blog's showing some beautiful cards for Mother's Day and celebrating the lives of women.  You can see all of their cards at  The card I am showing for Mother's Day is:

Everyone loves flowers and pink with chocolate is one of my favorite colors.  I hope you enjoy this card and then jump on over to and leave some comments.  Everyone have a Happy Mother's Day weekend and let your children spoil you rotten!