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!