Tuesday, March 31, 2009


I finally get to share this card. On one of the yahoo groups I belong to we had a challenge called 'Create A Card'. Your partner was to sent you a card w/envelope, an image (if desired, but not required) and the paper and embellishments that they would like to see in a card. When you receive your envelope you are to create a card with what you are sent. You cannot add anything to it except the pens, pencils or chalk to color the image and adhesive. This sometimes mean really using your imagination. Fortunately, my partner sent me some fun stuff to work with. The image was a bit intimidating at first, but after making a practice copy of the image and playing with that for a bit, I was able to color this. The paper she sent was just awesome to go with the image. Anyway, here is the card I made for Shelly. You can visit Shelly's blog by clicking on Inky Hugz over on the right side.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Proud to be an American

I have been on a roll tonight. But 2 of the cards we half done when I started. This one was started from scratch. I have had this set from Stampin' Up and it had seen no ink yet, thought it was time to get it inky.


Stamps: SU Liberty for All
Ink: SU Real Red, Night of Navy
Paper: SU Whisper White, Real Red, Night of Navy
Accessories: Ribbon, Brads


Love this image. This was sent to me as an image challenge for March. Loved doing her. Hope you enjoy her also.


Stamps: Sassafras
Inks: ???
Paper: Basic Grey DP
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, Stickles, Ribbon, Shell Buttons, Border Punch

House Mouse Dream

What a fun little card to make. Haven't had as much crafting time as I would like with the house hunting, but did manage to get this guy colored and embossed last night and then finished him this evening. Hope you enjoy him.


Stamps: House Mouse Sleepng Under Flowers
Ink: Staz-on Jet Black, Versa Mark, SU So Saffron, Really Rust, Adirondack Butterscotch
Paper: SU Whisper White, Black, Basic Grey DP
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Brads, Punches, Embossing Powder

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Here is a card I made using a sketch from Maria. Check over to the right and you will find the link to her blog. This card is so different for me. First I have not used any bright colors, second I used no pattern paper.

Stamps: SU Measure of A Life
Inks: SU Always Artichoke
Paper: SU Barely Banana, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Large Brads

House Mouse Birthday

I sure haven't been around much lately. We are house hunting and it is getting to be a chore. Have been at it about 11 days now and let me tell you, it is a jungle out there.

It has really cramped my stamping and scrapping time, but in the long run it will definitely be worth it. I will finally have the type of craft room I have wanted for a long time.

Anyway, had to put together a quick birthday card for a co-worker last week, if you call most of the House Mouse stamps quick. It was the first time I had inked this stamp and it was fun to play with.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Scrapbook Pages

I finally was able to take pictures of some of the pages that I have been working on. Just haven't had the time to take pictures. I have about a month to finish this book before it is needed. Guess I need to get in gear and get this finished.
Hope you enjoy. Please forgive the bad pictures of these pages. Just haven't figured out how to take pictures and have them turn out right.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A New House Mouse

I just recently bought a few House Mouse stamps from a lady on Craigslist, gotta love that place. Right after getting my stamps I just had to give them a try and decided this little guy was the one I wanted to ink first.

I do not remember where the paper is from, have had it for several years and the same with the ribbon across the top.
This card is a bit different for me. Using the black and white with just the ribbon, word and grass below his feet for the only color in the card. All in all, I believe this came out cute. Our little guy here looks like he is daring you to believe.

Easter/Spring Card

Here is a card I made for our MCE, Monthly Card Exchange on one of the Yahoo groups I am a moderator on.

I have no idea where I got this stamp from, I just found it amongst all the stamps I have, and it wanted some ink on it.
The paper is from American Crafts and the word Happy Easter is cut from the Pazzles machine.

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Just finished this card that was part of a monthly image challenge on one of the yahoo groups that I belong to. Not an image that I would normally pick, but fun to play with just the same.
Thought it turned out cute.

Stamp: Elmo
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Georgia Pacific White, SU Real Red, Unknown blue, American Craft DP
Accessories: Balloon Eyelets, prismacolor markers, ribbon, nestabilities

Monday, March 9, 2009

House Mouse for the kids

I made these cards a few days ago as RAKs for Danni's 2 little ones. They also enjoy getting mail just like mom. I had fun making these 2 cards for the kids.

Thought I'd share them here.

Stamps: House Mouse Mudpie Tells
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Paper: SU Whisper White, American Craft DP
Miscellaneous: Ribbon, Buttons, Nestabilities, Prismacolor Markers,

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


I was playing with this new stamp last night. I've had it for about a month and the poor thing had not seen any ink yet. Well it has now and I must say that I like this stamp, it will be seeing a lot of use in the future. Very easy to color and so many looks that you can create from this one stamp.

Stamps: Stampendous Bea Fluffles
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Bazzill white, Green & Blue, American Crafts DP
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Nestabilities, SU notch punch, brad

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Fishing Fella

Another RAKed image that has been fun to work with.


Stamps: Fellas, unk swirls
Ink: momento tuxedo black
Paper: KMA, Bazzill
Accessories: Brads, Prismacolor Markers


This is another page in the album that I am working on for my niece. I have had fun with this one, but then I had an excellent subject. The picture in this layout is of the newest addition to the family. She was just a few hours old when this picture was snapped of Alani Kai and her parents.
Everything from this layout were in a kit from Kurio, which is part of K&Company. The name Alani was cut out from the Pazzles die cut machine.

Bella - Shopping

This was another fun one to color. Once again another RAK, as I don't own any of the bella or fella stamps.


Stamps: Bella
Ink: Unknown
Paper: Bazzill, DCVW DP
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, flowers, brads

A Happy Hello

Here is another image that was RAKed to me. Thought this came out kind of cute. I think I am still my own worse critic. Don't always like the cards I make, but seem to get rave reviews from others so I keep trying.


Stamps: Bella RAK, SU All Year Cheer
Ink: Unknown, Momento Tuxedo Black
Paper: White unk, Bazzill, Sandy Lion DP
Accessories: Ribbon, brads, Prismacolor Markers