Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Peace on Earth

I think this Christmas card could also be used as a Happy New Year card.  I don't send many new year cards unless I discover that I forgot to send a Christmas card to someone.  I think this stamp set could also be used for some religious occasions, Baptism, Communion, or Confirmation.  I have one more card to show this week using this particular stamp set.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

A Few More Trees


I have a few more Christmas cards that I haven't posted yet so I am going to stay in the Christmas mood.  This one doesn't have a complete card base on the front.  If you look at the top picture you may be able to see what I mean. 

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

The title of this post says it all.  Merry Christmas to all my friends, family, and blog readers.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Lovely as a Tree

This is such an old stamp set but I use it a lot.  There are quite a few different stamps in the set and that makes it a versatile set.  I used this particular stamp several years ago on my family cards.  The card looked completely different than this one.  Can you tell I am trying my best to use up some designer paper?  I still have so much of it.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Pete the Penguin

My college mascot was the penguin so I love to make penguin punch art.  We actually had a penguin on campus and his name was Pete.  When sports for female students finally made it to campus the school feature Pete and Penney in the advertising.  They didn't get another penguin though.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Oh Christmas Tree

There was a new stamp set and punch in this year's Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog.  I thought about getting it but put it off.  I waited so long that it went on back order.  I wasn't happy but then I remembered I had a tree die that I bought last year on the clearance rack.  Glad I didn't order the new one now.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Yellow Streaky Glass

The color of this piece is no where near what it is IRL. This looks almost orange to me but it is a yellow with sort of streaks through it.  Lots of bevels are what make the piece look nice. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

A Doily Wreath

I saw this idea on pinterest.  It is the Hello Doily stamp that I used on the last card that I posted.  I had to try it to see if I could make it look like a wreath.  The center of the card is covered with a scalloped circle punch out. 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Dasher on a Doily

The ladies in my card group love deer and Dasher in particular.  So every year we make at least one Christmas card using him.  They also like using the Hello Doily.  So when I saw a card like this one on splitcoast I thought it was the perfect card to share with them.  When they made it we used the eggplant paper for the base instead of white.  They like using non-traditional colors.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Another Vintage Santa

I posted some cards with this vintage Santa a few months ago.  I am so glad that I found him at Hobby Lobby because I have been looking for him for awhile.  Only 25 days until Christmas and that counts today and Christmas Day.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

This card has some unusual Thanksgiving colors.  You may not be able to tell from the picture but the dotted designer paper is Wisteria Wonder which is a shade of purple.  I know, that sounds so yucky and  Halloweenish.  The purple is muted and really has a gray look to it so it is toned down quite a bit.  Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Comfort Cafe Designer Paper

This is one of the Thanksgiving cards I had my group make this month.  I have a lot of designer paper and they are helping me use it.  I am not buying anymore until I put a large dent in the rack that holds all of it that I have.  There still is quite a bit to use.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Dad

Today would have been my dad's birthday.  He and I were both born on the 22nd of a month, just different months and years of course.  It is hard to believe that he has been gone 11 years.  I miss him and my mom and think of them all the time.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tropical Glass Creation

This picture does not do this piece justice.  I wanted a picture of it but didn't have my camera.  So I took the picture with my phone.  It is hard to get a good picture of glass and using the phone didn't make it any easier.  The diameter of this piece is probably close to 3 feet. I need to measure it sometime and see how close my guess is.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Give Thanks

The name of this Stampin' Up! set is For All Things.  It has several stamps and is very versatile.  I plan to use the splotch stamp and the smaller leaves for other occasions not just fall cards. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

A Second Piece of Pie

Here is another punch art pumpkin that I made.  If you don't know why the title of the post is pie, look back to Nov 7  where I explain.  I do miss my mom and her cooking.  I never was too interested in learning how to cook like she did.  She did give her recipes to my DH and he is a good cook.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veteran's Day

One of the things I am thankful for is our military.  Thank you to all of the veterans past and present for serving our country.  Our lives would be much different if we did not have them to preserve our freedom.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie

When my brothers and I were young, the thing they liked the best about Thanksgiving was my mom made pies, crust too.  She only made pumpkin ice cream pie once a year, Thanksgiving.  She used vanilla ice cream and added canned pumpkin and spices.  Me I preferred cherry or coconut cream pie.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Fireman's Hat

Try to focus on the center clear glass on this piece to see the fire hat.  The hat is all beveled glass.  The background glass is red, white, and blue  spirit glass.  To be honest, I do not like spirit glass and it is more expensive than what he usually uses.  Having said that, this sheet of glass was perfect for the fire hat.  I just wish it showed up better in the picture.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Falling Leaves

It is hard to believe it is November already and time to post Thanksgiving cards.  I use a lot of leaves on my cards this time of year even though most of our trees keep their leaves until February.  To make this card I carefully placed the white paper on the die and used the negative of what was cut.  I then cut a leaf using Cajun Craze cardstock and put some dotted texture on it.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

Some of the little girls in our neighborhood have the best costumes.  The moms make their costumes and they are usually princesses.  Their dresses are so cute and full of ruffles.
 The past two Halloweens I have had band practice so I didn't get to see them.  Looking forward to helping with the candy this year so I can see the great costumes.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Three Little Ghosts

Our sister was here recently.  She is not a card maker but does a lot of other crafts.  I thought she would enjoy making a few cards.  I made this one but she made one for each of her children and their families. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Thirty and Forty

Here are the cards I made for someone turning 30 and someone turning 40.  I remember those days.  I thought I was getting so old back then.  Now I know I wasn't even close to being old and I am sure feeling my age now.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Turning Sixty

Last year I made some cards with numbers on them for special birthdays.  I made a few more this year using a different design.  Here is the one for someone turning 60.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

It's All About the Shoes

I CASEd this from my upline's daughter.  She was home one weekend and she and her mom had a girl's night and made some cards.  Mom posted this on FB and since I hadn't used the set yet I gave it a try.  She did use different DSP but other than that I copied just about everything.  Thanks Gina.

My favorite character in Wizard of Oz is the wicked witch.  I thought she was such a good actress so with the green on the card I thought of her.  Who is your favorite character in WoO?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Another Hummingbird

For this card, first I stamped the image.  It is one very large stamp.  There is a matching embossing folder to make the flower stems and leaves pop out.  Next I punched the flowers and sprayed them with gold shimmer paint.  The punch I used is the pansy punch.  The flowers look splotchy on the picture but it shines IRL.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Always 21

I remember there used to be a saying that simply was Always Twenty-One.  I wonder why people used to say that.  This card has lots of shiny gold on it that you can't really see.  The 21 is made out of gold glitter paper and really sparkles.  

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


People always look for certain things on cards.  One thing I am asked for is hummingbirds.  Here are some cards with hummingbirds on them.  I think this is the first time I have posted a card using the lattice die.  I need to use it more often.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Frankie and the Mummy

I have started working on Halloween cards to take to the shop.  This is not the card I am sending to my family but one of these characters is on the card they will receive.  This was such a great set because of it had 5 different characters so I was able to use the set multiple years on my family cards.  This will be the last year I will use it.  I already bought two new sets that I will use the next few years.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Already

This year is flying by.  Happy Birthday to all the October people, birthstone opals or pink zircons.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Flowers on a Vine

These flowers were made using the wing of the bird punch.  I use that wing for a lot of different things.  I love my punches.  The vine I hand cut and the leaves are from the same punch.  Can you think of other things I have made with the bird wing?

Friday, September 26, 2014

Age Awareness

The name of this Stampin' Up! stamp set is age awareness and oh my am I aware of my age.  I won this stamp set from my upline  Lisa.  It was on my list of stamps to buy so I was grateful to her and my fellow inkers for voting for my scrapbook.  So I thought it was time to let them all see how I have used it.  Here are 3 examples.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Happy Birthday Mom

Today would have been my mom's birthday.  I wish her happy birthday every year on the blog.  I don't know why but I guess it just makes me feel like I am with her.  When I retired she asked me what I wanted as a gift.  I told her a new bike so she gave me some money to put towards a bike.  I think of her each time I ride it.

Friday, September 19, 2014

See Ya Later

I thought this would be a different kind of card to give someone who was leaving the office or going on a trip.  I found the idea on splitcoast and liked the way she punched the chevrons into the designer paper so the green showed through.  I took this picture when it was in the plastic sleeve so I am not sure if you can see the gators across the top.  Speaking of gators, GO GATORS.  Man they aren't even ranked this year.  What college team do you support.  I like the gators and Seminoles but my favorite Florida team is USF bulls.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Ribbon Heart

This would have been a much better picture to use for my parents anniversary.  Oh well, too late now as it is already published.  The heart and ribbon are bevels but the border is not.  I like this new glass he has been using for borders.  It isn't really a new thing just new for him.  By the way, I know the heart and ribbon look like they are green but they are clear.  The green is the grass showing through the bevel.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Happy Birthday May

Today would have been my mother in law's birthday.  September used to be a big month for me and sending cards.  Not so much anymore.  My MIL saved every card that
I made for her.  If you make cards, does anyone save your cards?  My brother does, pretty good for a guy.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Happy Anniversary

So you may wonder why a ballerina when the title says anniversary.  I needed a post for today and wanted it to be glass since I neglect Jim's work.  Then I remembered it would have been  my mom and dad's anniversary.  I had already picked the ballerina picture out and didn't want to change it.  How can I work my parents into a dancer?   Then I remembered that when my mom was young she took dance lessons.  Yeah I know I am stretching it a bit.  I hope my mom and dad are dancing today in heaven.  Maybe heaven has helped my dad with his dancing.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

September Birthdays

Happy Birthday to all the September birthday people.  The birthstone for September is sapphire.  Not that I was thinking of the birthstone when I made this card but it does have a lot of sapphire blue on it.  What I was really thinking was it would make a good guy card.  Do you know the birthstone for your birth month?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Rocky Raccoon

Didn't the Beatles make a song about Rocky Raccoon?  I can't remember too many of the words though to work it into my blog post.  I can tell you that our neighborhood has many raccoons and I am afraid of them.  They can be full of rabies yet there is one neighbor that feeds them!  We used to trap them and take them away to the woods but now we don't have a truck.  We put one in the car once and I was terrified.  I was afraid it would get out of the cage or pee in the car.  Thankfully we got it to the woods without any incident.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Vintage Santa

I had seen this Santa image on pinterest
but didn't know where to buy him.  We
don't have HL near us but I stopped in one
while out of town.  That is where I found
the Santa.  I love vintage so it is just my style.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Football Season

The NFL pre-season games have started and high school and college football isn't far behind.  What was your college mascot?  Mine was the penguin, Pete and Penny.  I have a bobble head of both of them.  These are glass penguins that Jim made.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Christmas in August

This is one of the cards I am making with my card group that is meeting today.  We try to do a few Christmas cards throughout the summer so that we don't have as many to make in November.  I CASEd this card from Mindy Backes, Minders on splitcoaststampers.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Purse Card Holder

For something just a little different at card class, we made this little paper purse.  It holds 4 cards that we made also.  It would make a nice gift for someone who is not able to get out and shop for cards.  The ladies love the idea and want to make another one of a different design.   What looks to be the front of the purse is one of the four cards. The cards are held in a 6 X 6 scrapbook page pocket.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Coffee and Teaching

The teachers in our county go back to school today.  When I started teaching, everyone was surprised that I didn't drink coffee.  They all said, we give you a week of teaching and you will drink it.  On the day I retired from teaching, I still was not a coffee drinker and remain that way.  I just could not get used to the taste of it.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Band BBQ

I have had two weeks off from community band practice for my Thursday night band.  We return to practice today but only for a short time.  We are going to have a welcome back BBQ.  I sure hope it is good BBQ with some slaw and tea to drink.