Monthly Archives: March 2013

Merry Monday #55

Wow, I either get a whole lot done, or hardly anything!  I am so far behind this week:(  I’ve fallen today for the third time in as many weeks:(  I found myself resting a lot this week:(  Hopefully I’ll have no more of this falling down stuff and I can get back to work!

Today I have a card for the Merry Monday #55 challenge.  I’ve missed at least one of my favorite challenges every week  for the last three weeks and I’m going to try and fit all of them in this week!  This challenge is not a sketch challenge.  Merry Monday is mixing it up this year and adding different challenges besides just sketches:)

This is the challenge for this week:

55I went right across the middle and used a Spellbinder die, Paper Piercing, which is kinda hard to see, it’s around the brown shaped paper, and obviously, Angels:)

My Angel is a pre-colored, digital image from Fred She Said, called Emma The Caroling Angel Pre-Coloured Set.  I love so many of the Fred She Said images, it’s hard to choose sometimes!

This card is a lot more “busy” than usual, but it’s still pretty simple:)

Half-fold Card1Wow, when enlarged you can really see all the elements!  I will probably make another with a little less going on.  The printed papers I used are from Raspberry Road Designs, the set is called Shabby Flakes.  I tend to use a lot of their papers with my Fred She Said images:)  Anyway….. Raspberry Road is having a sale until March 31st.

I used three different snowflake stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!, inked and stamped with Craft Whisper White.  I didn’t emboss it, I thought that would be just too much;)  I used four different snowflake punches, with pink pearly gems.  I forgot to add my sparkle on the wings, I really wanted to get this on my blog tonight!  I’ll add it later;)

This was a really long post today, I hope I haven’t bored you to tears!  I hope to be back soon with my card for Freshly Made Sketches:)

Thanks for coming by today! 🙂  I hope you’ll come back for more cards!



Filed under Always Playing With Paper, Challenges, Christmas, Emma, Fred She Said, Merry Monday, Stampin' Up!

Freshly Made Sketches #77

Today I have a card for the Freshly Made Sketch #77, but I’m also going to enter it in the Send A Smile 4 Kids challengeSend A Smile 4 kids  has said they have a great need for cards for boys and teenagers.  I hope to make a number of cards to fit this category:)  Here is this weeks sketch:

FMS Final 77-001Here is my card:

love you dadI used all Stampin’ Up! products, except for the three little white brads, and my awesome, pre-colored, digital image from Fred She Said.  This image is called, Nolan with a SIGN/HEART.  I think Nolan is so sweet, oh sorry, handsome;)  The set comes with a number of different signs, and also in black and white for you to color yourself:)

I used Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper, Comfort Cafe, colored cardstock in Pacific Point, Real Red, and Soft Suede. 

Fred, She Said has some new images in the store, stop by there and see what’s new:)  Please consider entering the Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge and also sending some of your extra cards 4 the kids:)

Thanks for coming by today, it’s always nice to have you here! 🙂  Hope to be back soon:)



Filed under Boys-men, Challenges, Fred She Said, Freshly Made, Send a smile 4 kids, Stampin' Up!

Merry Monday #53

I meant to post this yesterday, but time got away from me:(  It’s another Merry Monday, this one is #53!  I’m up late again, so I’ll get right to it;)  Here is the sketch for this week:

53And here is my card:

Half-fold Card1I used all Stampin’ Up! products except for the Spellbinders Oval die, and the star and it’s spangles.  The sentiment is digital from the Cardinal Christmas Stamp Brush Set.  I used SU Glimmer paper, Not Quite Navy and Night of Navy cardstock.  Went together simply;)

I’m off to bed, lots of work to do tomorrow!

Thanks for coming by today:)  I hope to be back tomorrow with another card:)



Filed under Always Playing With Paper, Challenges, Christmas, Merry Monday, Stampin' Up!

Tuesday Throwdown #138

Fred She Said is sponsoring a challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown .  I can’t enter or win, but you can!  Head over there and take a look at what everyone else is making and enter for yourself:)  Here is a card to inspire you:)

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAOf course, I used a Fred She Said digital image;)  This one is called  Hummingbird & Columbine Pre-Coloured Set.  I used a precolored image, but it also comes ready to color yourself:)

This card was truly simply made!  I used a Stampin’ Up! embossing folder and a misc. rubber stamp.  All I had to do was print out the image and mount it all together:)  I did add some SU Dazzling Details to the bird throat to make it sparkle.  I’ve made one like this before, it’s so easy I decided to make another;)

So check out the Tuesday Throwdown, and enter for a chance to win a $20 Fred She Said gift certificate! 🙂  Also take a peek at the Fred She Said store and see all the wonderful images! 🙂  Tracey’s kits come with lots of extras:)

Thanks for coming by today! 🙂   See you again soon! 🙂


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Friday Mashup #100

I have kinda a long post today, but that’s because I have lots of inserts, not because I will talk your ears off;)  I am entering today’s card in two different challenges.

You may have noticed my blinkie for Send a Smile 4 Kids.  This is a wonderful new challenge that Fred She Said is sponsoring:) You don’t even need to enter the challenges, you can just send cards for kids that are in the hospital for treatment.  Please take a look at their site.

I am entering this card for their current challenge, cards for boys:)

I am also entering it into the Friday Mashup #100.  100 posts, YAY!


So here is the “Mashup” Challenge:


 1. Make a project using “Your Favorite Challenge 1-99”.


2. or Tell us what you like about the Challenge You picked!


3. or Link up for a Chance to win a “$25 Stampin’ Up! Gift Certificate”.
I decided to really Mash it Up and used two different challenges!  I used challenge #9 because I wanted to make a boys card for Send a Smile 4 Kids🙂
This week for the Mashup Challenge, you are welcome to:
       1. Create a Kid Themed project. 
       2. Create a project using just the Color Combo.
       3. Or “Mash it Up!” and create a Kid project that uses the Color Combo!
I also used challenge #21 because I really liked the sketch:)


So here is how we are “MASHING IT UP” this week
  1. Create a project using the provided “Sketch”.
  2. or Create a project that has a “Dry Embossing on it”.
  3. or “Mash it Up!” and create a card using the “Sketch with Dry Embossing”.




So here is the much talked about card:

Half-fold Card2I love it, simple but cute!  I used Stampin’ Up! paper, cardstock, punches and stamp set.  The image is pre-colored from Fred She Said called,Nolan & The BullFrog.  I think this is such a cute image! 🙂  I think I will make a few cards using this image:)

I hope to get some more cards made this week, I need the “therapy time” 😉

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my card! 🙂  I’m always thankful for your viewing, comments or suggestions!:)



Filed under Challenges, Fred She Said, Friday Mashup, Send a smile 4 kids, Stampin' Up!

Merry Monday #52

I’ve had a very busy week!  I am so behind:(  So here we go……today I have a card for Merry Monday #52. This week they had a color challenge, these are quite often hard for me.  Being a traditional kind of card maker, I tried to use the colors in almost equal parts.  I’m not sure if that’s a good thing, you’ll have to let me know what you think;)

Here’s the challenge colors:

52I have to say, River Rock has never been one of my favorite colors…..too yellowish.  I took a photo with my usual Crumb Cake background and it looked…..not nice:(  So I changed it out to a white background and I think it looks better:)

Half-fold Card2Hmmm, my ribbons always look crooked in photos, but it looks fine sitting here on my desk.  ???  Oh, well,  I love this card! 🙂  My flower image was printed out from Fred, She Said, Pointy Poinsettia Flowers.  Now here is a shocker!  Look close, I watercolored Fred’s black and white image!  A lot of you know that I usually get the precolored versions, but today, I used my Stampin’ Up! ink refills and my watercolor pen!

I bet some of you thought I couldn’t color at all!  While it’s true I prefer not to color, I can do it when I feel I need to:)  It just doesn’t happen very often;)  lol

I accidentally painted my first flower with Real Red, and had to make a second one!  So I actually painted two Poinsettias!  I’m going to make a second card with the other flower:)

Most of my supplies are Stampin’ Up!  I used the specified color cardstock.  The ribbon on the other side has white spots. I used a Stampin’ Up! antique brad for the flower center, and my SU Petals a plenty embossing folder.  I used a Spellbinders Shapeabilities Fancy Tags die, with an SU Oval Punch and a SU rubber stamp from the Many Merry Messages set.

I printed my Fred, She Said image directly onto watercolor paper, painted the flower petals and then cut them out.  The petals are popped up with small sticky dots.

Thanks for coming by today!  I hope to see you again soon, I still have some cards for this week:)





Filed under Always Playing With Paper, Challenges, Christmas, Fred She Said, Merry Monday, Stampin' Up!

Merry Monday #51 & Freshly Made #75

Finally, I’ve made a card from scratch!  I am almost fully recovered from the flu or a bad cold, or a sinus infection, or maybe all three!  It took forever to get well, and I’m almost there!  No naps today!!  I’ve been so exhausted, just staying awake all day was a chore:(

Anyway, thanks for staying with me:)  I am going to enter this card into two challenges:  Merry Monday #51  & Freshly Made #75.  Freshly made is a sketch challenge, here is their sketch this week:

FMS Final 75-001Merry Monday is a tic tac toe challenge:

MM#51I used the sketch and the middle row, Punches, Digital and Cute.  Here is my card for you to decide:

Half-fold Card1My punches are all snowflakes, several different ones, mostly Martha Stewart.  My image is digital and I believe very cute! 🙂  Pre-colored digital image is from Fred She Said called, Emma the Hugger.  The set comes colored, un-colored and with several sentiments, including the one I used.

The red snowflake paper is also FSS, Christmas Papers 1 – 2009, it comes in several colors.  I used some red gems on my snowflakes, and some sparkle on the fur of Emma’s hat and coat.  I used Stampin’ Up! Basic Black for the background and behind my snowflakes.  I used SU Real Red behind my sentiment.

This is a simply made card.  Basically cut, punch, glue and embellish.  People always think I’m coloring these beautiful images, but Tracey over at Fred She Said, does all the work for me;)  Of course, her images also come in black and white so you can use your imagination to color if you like:)

Be sure to visit the Fred she Said blog, you can follow the blog and get updates on new products and contests!  Also pop over to Merry Monday and Freshly Made to see what everyone else is making, you can also enter your own cards! 🙂

Thanks for coming by today! 🙂  Hope to see you again soon:)



Filed under Always Playing With Paper, Challenges, Christmas, Emma, Fred She Said, Freshly Made