The Green Women Stamps Designed by Raven - Available from Wild Frog Creations Rubber Stamps

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Vintage Christmas

All stamps are from a Vintage Christmas sheet from Wild Frog Creations.  Once again, this is an oversized card.  I seem to be making a lot of bigger cards recently.  This one would be good for a masculine card I think.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

North Pole & Company

This post has been editied, scroll down a bit to see the Snow Woman card that I added it this morning after deciding she needed dressed.  This card is an oversized 8 1/2" X 5 1/2".

I always seem to be a day late on challenges and then miss them completely.  So this card will be late for only one challenge and only because it's still the 4th here, but it's the 5th overseas . . . sigh.  Without further ado, here is my SnowWoman:

Too bad all the sparkle, glitter and foils don't show up in the scan.  Snow Woman is made using the Fashion Doll stamp from Wild Frog Creations.   Snow at the bottom is actually sparkly white super thin layers of sea shell with glitter.  Snow on background is spattered white paint.  Snowflakes are foil punched, confetti and charms.  Snow woman's hair is also snowflakes. Stick on the sign is a wooden skewer.

Sketch used is from Cardabilities Design Team Reveal - Sketch # 16 :

Here is the card after I decided to dress the Snow Woman.  I like it better, but it did hide an element of the sketch.  Before I send this card out, I will tone down the color of the snowflakes that make up her hair.  I meant this card to be semi monotone with lots of spark and glitter.  Somehow, it looks good in person, but I think the scan just turned out blah.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Friday, December 3, 2010

Kimono Challenge Winner

The kimono challenge ended yesterday and I only had two entries (besides my own) so only two names went into the hat, but both ladies are winners.  Phyllis Johnson is the winner of the unmounted grab bag of stamps.  Here is her kimono:
Phyllis, please send me your mailing address and I'll get the grab bag right out to you! Sherry Edwards was the other entrant and here is her card:

Sherry, please send me your mailing address so that I may also send you a surprise for entering!
My email is

I will be hosting more challenges in the future, but will wait until after the holidays.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Winter Solstice Card

Sometimes simple can be nice.  I get so involved in time consuming techniques or folds or just fancy layers and embellisments that it is refreshing to do something simple.  I have been overwhelmed by life recently, so I chose an innocent image and a simple card for winter solstice.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

I received a blog award.

To accept this award, I must do the following:
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded me this award
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards.

I received this blog award from  Monica at:  Thanks Monica!
My 8 things:
1. I am a neat freak.
2. My stamping/craft room is always a mess, but it's also hidden from view of anyone but me and I take a day almost monthly to completely clean and reorganize it, lol. This messy room drives me insane, but I can't seem to create without also creating chaos.
3. I am always either on time or 10 minutes early, people who are habitually late drive me insane. I hate waiting for people.
4. I love to travel. But only to warm places, preferably with a beach. If staying more than I few days I buy my own broom, make my own bed and heaven help the maid who steals my broom. 
5. I love animals and have 3 dogs.  I am allergic to cats.  Love them, but they make me sneeze.
6. I collect the odd, wierd, unusual, unique items which I store in a display case in my craft room.
7. I strongly dislike shopping. I abhore shopping. Even for clothes.
8. I own far too many shoes. Really.
Here are the 8 blogs I chose to pass this award on to that are new  or semi-new blogs to me:
I truly have enjoyed visiting the above blogs and hope you will visit them too.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Crystal's Birthday Candy

Hop on over to Crystal's Blog and help her celebrate her birthday!  Here's a pic of what is included in the celebrations:

Friday, November 19, 2010

My entry for Vicki's Deck the Halls

Vicki over at The Cheerful Stamp Pad is having a "Deck the Halls" Christmas challenge right now and the prize for the winner is a Grab Bag package from Wild Frog Creations Rubber Stamps that consists of  15 rubber stamp images, some fancy envelopes and a gift certificate.  Yep, I'm sponsering :).  So hop on over and put in an entry!

Even tho' I'm not eligible to win, I thought I'd post an entry.  I have always loved gingerbread men and decorate with them every year.  Here is one of my Christmas cards this year.  Not my best work, done late at night without my glasses once again, lol.

Wee Memories Blog Candy Giveaway

You only have less than 12 hours to get your entry in!!

"Giveaway includes these prizes split for 2 winners: Hero Arts Antique Engravings, Bo Bunny stamp set, Inkadinkado stamp set, Hampton Arts stamps, Studio G stamp sets, Bo Bunny stickers, Martha Stewart beads, My Minds Eye lush & chipboard, Basic Grey chipboard, Thickers, Heidi Swapp stickers, Making Memories buttons, Doodlebug designs ribbon, American Crafts ribbon, May arts Ribbon, Embellishments, Set of Versamagic stamp ink, 2 wood stamps, Bazzill flowers, Inkadinkado Large stamp block, K & Co diecuts & stickers, Pocket full of Posies mat stack with 40 sheets of cardstock (heavy glitter), My fav button jar, 2 Adriondack Alcohol inks, and more that is not pictured (I like to add surprises ;)"

Hope on over and enter:

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Kimono Challenge & a Simple Kimono Card Tutorial

Here is the first challenge on this blog.  The theme of this one is "Kimono".  Please join me and submit any type of artwork that contains a kimono.  Folded, stamped, digital, painted, etc.  New artwork or old artwork that you still have laying around.  Anything goes! 

Entries will be accepted through Dec 2nd.   Please use the linky at the end of this post to add your submissions. Winner of this challenge will receive a  grab bag of 6 unmounted rubber stamps.  Grabbag will include 2 Christmas stamps, 1 birthday stamp, 1 corner stamp, 1 texture stamp and 1 autumn verse stamp.

Don't have any Kimono stamps, digitals or stickers?  No old cards or posts with kimonos? No problem, just use the instructions below to make a Kimono shaped card.

                                               Kimono Card Instructions
Several folks have asked me for instructions to make the tunnel card that is in a previous post.
I will make a tutorial for that hopefully next week.  It's a little complicated and I don't have the time to explain that one right now.  However, I did make a Kimono card and it's so simple that I thought I would use it for my first blog tutorial.

There are many patterns online to make fancier folded kimono cards.  If interested, just do a google search.
There are no fancy folds in this tutorial.  Also, this card can be made with your scrap pieces!  Yea!

Materials Needed:
Scraps of cardstock cut to the sizes below. I used scraps from previous projects for the sample that had already been colored.
2 pieces of cardstock that are 11" X 2 1/2"

1 piece of cardstock that is 4" X 5 1/2"
1 piece of cardstock that is 10" X 1 3/4"
1 piece of cardstock that is 9" X 1"
Scrap of Ribbon
1 embellishment (button, charm, flower etc)
Adhesive of choice

Fold each long strip of cardstock in half. Fold the rectangular piece in half so it is 2" X 5 1/2".

Slip one of the longest folded pieces into the 2" X 5 1/2" piece, centering it and glue it into place.

Slip the other longest folded piece over the 2" X 5 1/2" piece, aligning it with the first long piece and glue it into place. Now you have the basic kimono shape. Se it aside.

Take the 1" wide piece and slip it over the 1 3/4" wide piece and glue into place. Wrap and tie the ribbon around it.

Slip this piece over the top of the kimono that you set aside earlier and glue into place.. Add the embellishment of your choice.

If desired, round all edges. Voila! A simple kimono card using scraps.
Here is another I made:

Here is a pic of the unmounted rubber stamp grab bag:

Two More Kimono Cards

Just haven't been able to face Christmas yet I guess.  However, I will start Christmas cards tonight! Yes, I will.  Here are two more cards with kimonos.  These are not new cards.  But since I always (or mostly always) make two of everything because I just can't bear to give something pretty away unless I keep one for myself AND because I have to check and see if the linky thingy on the challenge post actually works  I decided to post these two cards, lol.

Kimono stamp from Wild Frog Creations colored with markers on both. First card  layered with  wide ribbon and lace on glossy gold cardstock.

Second card layered  on red and gold and black glossy cardstock with b&w striped ribbon.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Blog Candy Winners

Sorry this announcement is late.  Last minute visit from my grandson for the weekend and no time to post.

Chosen by looking through all comments and entries and placing names in a hat (in this case it was a bowl). One name was drawn for each prize.

Prize # 1
Blog candy package winner was Terry from CA whose website is:

Terry said...

I thought I had already done this, but guess I came and forgot! Been following you, so added your BC to my sidebar! Thanks for the chance to win!

Prize # 2
One new sheet of unmounted rubber stamps of your choice from Wild Frog Creations Rubber Stamps!

Winner was Michele in WA whose website is:
Michele said...

"i hope it is not greedy to go for both giveaways! it was VERY difficult to choose a stamp sheet but i've selected African Violet Woman Rubber Stamp Set Item #RAAF504. thank you for this offer!"

Send me you mailing addresses!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

3-D Picture Frame or Tunnel Card

I've heard this type of card called many different things but most commonly called tunnel or  3-D picture frame.  When making a card which uses templates, special cuts or patterns, I usually make 2 because of the time involved.  I did not follow that rule this time for some odd reason.  I simply forgot . . .*sigh* . The "tunnel" or frames are on the inside (scroll down for photo).

This card is an odd sized 7" X 5 1/4".  Card front background was made using the Texture Duet technique
from the Oct/Nov Technique Junkies Newsletter.  Image was colored with pencils, torn and attached to the top.  Added a couple flowers and will put a greeting of some sort in the upper left corner when I am ready to send this off to someone.  I'll post 2 pics of the outside. The first shows the truer colors, but at an odd angle:

The second shows full front, but the colors are too bright due to little old me trying to play with getting the colors on this one a little brighter.  Nothing seems to be going quite right this week.

Here is the photo of the inside of the card where the "tunnel" comes into play.  The outer 3 layers of the frame were not stamped.  Instead I used some 3 different scrapbooking papers from Art Impressions, cut and glued onto very light weight cardstock.  I found the lighter weight cardstock works better than heavier weight for this in the past.  Thanks goodness I remembered that. Inside scene was colored with both pencils and chalks. Cottage and tree stamp from Wild Frog Creations, pine tree stamp from StampinUp.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Western Cowboy Card

It's ok I guess, so I'll post it.  I decided I should put up both the good and the bad.  Couldn't find my glasses when I started making this, but just kept at it and was not able to see any of the mistakes I made, lol. Stamps are from an unmounted sheet of 10 western stamps that I used to carry, but took off the website as they weren't such a good seller.  I chose 5 from the set, colored them with pencils and attached to a piece of craft paper that I put though my corragating tool.  The corragating does not show up on the scan.

Wrapped raffia around it, mounted it on burgundy added two star charms and a piece of a button from old blue jeans.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

GC77: Haute Couture Entry Card

Here is my entry for the GC77: Haute Couture  Challenge over at Gingersnap Creations

Bricks on the house were hand drawn (with a ruler, I'm not quite that good, lol).  The house is my own template from years ago (see previous post for exact year).  It a 3 fold card to create the room behind the window.  Lace scraps for the curtain and wallpaper for the interior wall,  Dried flowers were added.  The window fram, beehive and woman were stamps and I can't quite remember what company made them at the moment.  I'll have to go back to the stamp room and check later.

Friday, November 5, 2010

SCD House Entry

I've decided to play along with the House Challenge over at Something Completely Different.  Actually, this challenge fell right into my lap.  I was already making a house card, actually 2 house cards.  I always make two. Had the house already cut out and half decorated.  The first house is for a different challenge and I will hopefully be posting it tomorrow.  But I digress . . .so anyhow, this was my own house template designed back in 1984, not that any house templates are very different I guess, just that this one is sorta 3-d, not quite as thick as a shaker card but thick enough to give the impression of a room behind the window. I keep going off on tangents here, it's been that kinda day. . . sigh.  Made my own bricks with a ruler. Cream cardstock sponged with burgundy, couldn't quite duplicate the color of the brick on my home that I was going for but I didn't try real hard.  The window frame, window box and welcome friends sign are from a retired StampinUp set.  The tulips were from a generic foam kids set.

The window is acetate, of course, the wallpaper on the wall  inside the house is actually, well, just wallpaper from my wallpaper sample book, lol.  The drawback lace curtains are lace scraps.  I think the kitty in the window is StampinUp.  There are real dried flowers in the  3-D flower box.  

Monday, November 1, 2010

VooDoo Wall Hanging

I think I've had way too much coffee, as most of the pics I took turned out blurry.  At least some of the close ups are decent.

At any rate, this was made from a piece of a used priority mail box.  Spray painted black then sprayed again with black webbing spray and the webbing only shows up on the close up of the verse.  All of the voodoo doll stamps, rune stones etc are from Wild Frog Creations Rubber Stamps. Here's a close up pic of the front, scroll down for a pic of the entire piece:

This is a close up of the bottom left with the verse and the shrink plastic rune stones and rune symbols.  Hmmm, guess I should mention that I stamped all the images, enlarged them and printed out on the shrink plastic to get thicker embellishments, the earrings and pendant.  Only the doll in the pocket is NOT shrink plastic.  This is the only pic that shows the webbing spray clearly.  Click on the picture to read the verse better:

The big center thingy at the top is a piece of copper metal hand engraved (well, I did use engraving tools) and heated with a heat gun to get the color changes in the metal.  I'm afraid the face doesn't show very clearly either.

And here is the entire finished piece. It has jute wrapped around the edges and the earrings and pendant are removable.  The doll in the pocket is removable also.

It's a little late, but this was to be given to my daughter to add to her Halloween decorations.

Intended to be comical and use some of my stamps, NOT poking fun at any religion as I respect everyones individual religous beliefs.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Card and Blog Candy Reminder!!

I've really got a mess in my craft room.  Several different projects going at once. That's normal, right?
Half completed (or maybe not half) projects include a huge homemade book, a real guitar I'm altering, a Halloween project, a diaorama, a wall hanging, etc and so forth, lol.

But, I did finish my Thanksgiving card and here it is, simple tho' it may be:

Stamps are from Wild Frog Creations  and the leaf is a sticker from Stickopotomus.  Images were colored with colored pencils.

Gentle Nudge:  If you are viewing this post, please scroll down 2 posts on my blog and enter to win my Blog Candy Here!  Here's a pic to encourage you:

Friday, October 22, 2010

Celebrating and Blog Candy CLOSED


WoooHoooo!!  My new blog has had over 1000 visitors!  Actually, I meant to give away the candy at 1000 visitors, but somehow it jumped to over 1200 before I had a chance to get this posted.  So I guess I will have 2 different giveaways.

Here's the first giveaway in the form of candy:

It's a mixed up jumble of goodies!  Here's a list of what's in there and another pic with it all spread out a bit better:

*Grab Bag of unmounted rubber stamps from Wild Frog Creations. This is made up of full sheets, partial sheets and individual stamps. A total of 32 images!
*Seven die cut boxes
*Twenty 6" X 9" sheets of cream cardstock
*One package of 28 mini dominos
*One blank book for altering.  It is 8 1/8" tall X 6 3/8' wide hard cover fully bound with 28 heavy paper pages (14 sheets) inside.
*One blank sheet of rubber approx. 5" X 6".  Use this to make your own shadow stamps in any shape or size.
*Twenty nine assorted fancy envelopes
*Embellishments - Dragonfly & butterfly
*Miscellaneous Stickers
* One ATC size collage card sheet  destinations

To enter this giveaway there are 3 requirements:
1. Be a follower please.
2. Post a pic of the candy in your sidebar with a link back here.
3. Leave a comment on this post that enables me to reach you in some way if you are the winner.  Through your blog is fine.
Now on to the SECOND giveaway:
One new sheet of unmounted rubber stamps of your choice from Wild Frog Creations Rubber Stamps!
To enter this giveaway:
1. Go to Wild Frog Creations and choose what sheet of stamps you would like to win.
2. Place a second comment on this post telling me what sheet of stamps you chose and a way to contact you if you've won.  Through your blog is fine.

Entries must be received by November 12.  Winners will be chosen from a random draw.  I will announce the winners on the 14th.


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Think Pink Challenge Entry

Here is my submission for Vicki's "Think Pink" themed challenge over at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

This one actually needs a bit of explanation, or maybe not, lol.  I was trying to decide what to make for this challenge and said to myself  "OK, what do I make for Vicki's Thing Pink thingy.  Hmmm, Vicki's Think Pink, Vicki's Think Pink, Vicki's Think Pink. OH MY GOSH! That sounds just like a Victoria's Secret logo!"  I have to use one of my Vickki's bags.  Yep, old ladies shop at Vickki's too. The different pink bags and tissues they wrap in are always saved for recycled crafts in my home, lol.

Base card is white cardstock, card is 6" tall X 5 1/2".  Top of background is embossed pink skytone cardstock.  Bottom of background is cut out of a Victoria's Secret bag. Sheer pink lacy ribbon with white polka dots covering the join. 

Now I thought the only colors to be used in this challenge were pink and white and putting a girl on the card with pink and white hair just wouldn't do. What else is pink that will go on this card?  Why, my sexy pink Pig Doll stamp.  Of course!  Pig Doll  (named Victoria for this challenge) and her Clothes rubber stamps used were from Wild Frog Creations Rubber Stamps.  The name Victoria was cut from the side of a Vickki's bag.  The heart embellishment did not scan well.  It is actually pink also.  OH NO!  The ribbon rose in the bottom corner has two green leaves.  I scanned the card before I noticed them.  SO I CUT THEM OFF,
but I'm too lazy this morning to re scan the card.  Hey.  They aren't there.  You don't seem them. Really.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Goddess Card for Vicki's Challenge

Here is my submission for Vicki's "Woman" themed challenge over at The Cheerful Stamp Pad

The base cardstock is purple and the woman image from Wild Frog Creations  is colored with chalks and mounted on mulberry paper.  Verse stamps company is unknown.

Very Late Entry GC72: Color Challenge - Neutrals plus one color

LOL, Looks like I'm late!  I had 3 cards I made for the GC72: Color Challenge - Neutrals plus one color
Challenge at GingerSnapCreations and decided to upload them today, however the submissions were closed when I tried.  Oh well,  I'll  post them here anyway.   I didn't mean to make 3 cards, but when I started I just continued with some of the other stamps from the sheet I chose to use.  Yep, that's probably why I'm late, lol.

On with the show, here's the first card, the one I would have entered:

Here is the 2nd card, I still can't tie a bow decently:

And the 3rd, also with a wierd bow:

All stamps used were from Wild Frog Creations.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fall Pinwheel Cards

My attemps at the Pinwheel Technique from Technique Junkies.  Two cards. 

The first was done with brown cardstock.  Pinwheel made from wallpaper pieces layered on dusky olive green, mounted on more wallpaper and layered on orange cardstock.  Pumpkin from Wild Frog Creations.  Leaf charms added as accents.

The second card.  Black cardstock.  Pinwheel made with metallic (does not show up well in the scan) paper and black cardstock.  Mounted on background made with d'vine swirl embossing folder and metallic rub on's.  Once agin, the metallics don't show up very well on the scan.  Same pumpkin from Wild Frog Creations mounted on the pinwheel.

Two Halloween Cards

I like the first card best.  Orange card, background made using blue cardstock and the D'vine Swirl embossing folder with black ink.  Stamps are discontinued stamps from Wild Frog Creations.  Image colored with markers.

Second card  was done on black glossy with webbing spray.  Image is also a discontinued one (although I still have the molds) colored with markers and chalks.  Orange and black ribbons tied together.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Christmas Articulated Moving Frog Puppet Card

First Christmas card I  have made this year.  This one will most likely go to one of my grandchildren.
It's an oversize 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" on cream cardstock.  The Frog Doll rubber stamp is from Wild Frog Creations.  He was colored with colored pencils and blended with a Dove blender, pieces joined together semi -loosely (just tight enough that he can still move) with tiny green paper fasteners.   A Santa hat with pom pom tassel was added along with a ribbon bow.  Embroidery thread was used to create the working mechanism to make the puppet move when the tree lite bulb on the end of the string is pulled. Both his arms and legs move. 

By this time I was tired and just slapped the guy down on background paper with mounting cushion, being careful to place it where it would not interfere with the puppet mechanism, added some punched corners and called it good enough.  I had planned to have holly in the corners, but it was too much trouble, lol.

Fall Leaf Card

This fall leaf card is the standard 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" size. 

Glossy white cardstock base. Front was stamped with the
large leaf stamp from Wild Frog Creations  & colored with markers.
The front was then trimmed along the outlines of the outer leaf
edges to about 3/4 size to reveal the inside of the card.
Inside of card has orange glossy paper to match the leaf color
and the sentiment "Happy Fall".

Quilled dragonfly 3-D Stand Out Stickers are by Provo Craft.

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