Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!  I hope your house is not as scary as this one is………………………….

Image/Sentiment—Stampin” Up House of Haunts and All Around Argyle

Cardstock—SU Lavender Lace; Gina K White and Black; Carolee’s DSP

InkVersamark; Black Versafine

Accessories—Black Sparkle Embossing Powder; Spider-web ribbon;  Purple Brads;  Ticket Corner Punch

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Twin Babies!

This is a card I made for a friend who just found out she is having twins.  AS she does not know the gender of the babies, I made it blue and pink and yellow!  I think the two “peas in a pod” image is so cute.

Image/Sentiment—Whipper Snapper Twin Peas; Penny Black Babies

Cardstock—Stampin’ Up Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana; Gina K White; Moxie Blessed Twins DSP

InkPalette Brunt Umber; SU Certainly Celery

Accessories—Copics; Baby Brads; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots

Friday, October 28, 2011

Calendar Girls--Trick or Treat

Welcome to another round with the Calendar Girls!

Who are the Calendar Girls? We are a group of bloggers who want to have a place where friendships blossom, creativity abounds, and encouragement prevails! In keeping with that dream, this blog group has been created so we will have a place to interact and enjoy being fellow bloggers. 

This month hostess is our Miss October—Tami.  She gave us a Halloween theme with some additional requirements:

Layers: At least three layers somewhere on the card, one layer being a designer paper--Check

Colors: Somewhere on your card please use the color purple--

Embellishments: Two for sure - and one needs to be a glitter product--

Blog Post: Please share what your favorite candy is to receive in your trick-or-treat bag and if you participate in this holiday, please include what fun things do you like to do for Halloween--

I really like to decorate for Halloween and my favorite candy is a plain Hershey bar.  I remember when I went Trick or Treating, we received regular size candy bars—not the small snack size.  Yes, I am old………………………

Image/Sentiment—Rubbernecker Trick or Treat Cat

Cardstock—Gina K Black, Vibrant Violet and White; Stampin’ Up Pumpkin Pie; Echo Park Happy Halloween Costume Party Designer Paper

Ink—Memento Tuxedo Black

Accessories—Purple Ribbon; Witches Hat Brad; Copics; Glitter

Thursday, October 27, 2011

SOTC October Swap-The Colors of Autumn

This is a card that I made for our monthly SOTC—Sisterhood of the Traveling Cards-- Swap on SCS. 

Paola is the host and the theme is Autumn. She wrote--Autumn is my favorite season of the year, with the gorgeous, changing colors of falling leaves and our mother earth preparing to get ready for the sleepy winter. As such, I would like your October's cards to reflect such beautiful, rich fall colors.

Image/Sentiment—Inkadinkado Fall is when Nature turns to Gold

Ink—Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves

Cardstock—Gina K Chocolate Kiss, Cranberry Tart, Sweet Corn; PTI Rustic White

Accessories—Brown Dotted Ribbon; Bronze Leaf Brad; Cuttlebug Autumn Words and Maple Leaf Punch.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Baby Card

This cutie was made for a recent swap on SCS for images from MFT---My Favorite Things.  I really like the hands and feet background paper.

Image/Sentiment—My Favorite Things—sorry I do not know the name of the set……….

Cardstock—Stampin’ Up Pretty in Pink; Gina K White; The Paper Studio DSP

InkSU Pretty In Pink

Accessories—Pink Ribbon;  Ivory Heart Brad;  

Monday, October 24, 2011


Here is a Christmas Card that I made for a swap on SCS.  I just love this line of stamps and I think I use the same layout pretty much every time I ink one of them out.

Image/Sentiment—Paper Inspirations Rejoice Calligraphy

Cardstock—Stampin’ Up Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze; Gina K White; Reminisce Northern Exposure

InkSU Baja Breeze

Accessories—White Ribbon, Snowflake Brad, Ticket Corner Punch

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Dueling Darling Divas October Card---Fall Harvest

Here is my card for round #15 of our very friendly duel.

Tami--Blueinks on SCS--is the wonderful hostess for the Divas for October and sent some awesome items for us to play with and create a wonderful card.  Darlene is the hostess for the Dazzlers and the two of them came up the theme—Fall Harvest. 

I loved all of the patterned paper Tami sent, but the sheet with the fall words worked perfect with the sentiment.  I used the thin brown ribbon and tied it in a way that reminded me of a corn shuck.  I think the image is just so darn cute.  I also used some of the paper and other treats Tami sent on the inside of my card.

We are also to include our favorite fall recipe.  See the end of my post for baked oatmeal!

Image/Sentiment—Stampin’ Up Sweet Season

Paper—SU Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie; Neenah Classic Cream; TPC Studio Patterned Paper

Ink—Memento Brown

Accessories—Brown Ribbon; Yellow, Brown and Ivory buttons with floss;  Red Leaf Brad; Copics; Inside of Card—Brown Ric-Rac; Darice Gems

Please be sure to stop in to see what all of the Divas as well the Dazzlers have created this month.  All of the blogs are on the left sidebar of my blog.

I hope you enjoy looking at our creations!  Thanks for joining us!!!!!!

Baked Oatmeal

* 3 cups rolled oats
* 1 cup brown sugar
* 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup milk
* 2 eggs
* 1/2 cup melted butter
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 3/4 cup dried cranberries

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, mix together oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Beat in milk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Stir in dried cranberries. Spread into a 9 × 13 inch baking dish.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.

This is a fairly low dish… I made it with long-cooking oatmeal.  It is kind of like a really good soft cookie.  I have also made it with half the amount of butter, substituted with apple sauce to reduce calories and fat.  I also have added nutmeg and cardamom for seasonings.  Use what spices you like.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Child's Card for Stamp Club

This is the card that I made for tonight's stamp club.  Carla is the hostess and she picked the theme of children's cards.  I am not sure if this is what she meant, but the bright colors I think make a good child's birthday card.

Image/Sentiment—Stampin' Up Punch Bunch

Cardstock—SU So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, White and DSP

Ink—Tempting Turquoise

Accessories—Punches, Birthday Cake Ribbon, Turquoise Brads

Monday, October 10, 2011

M & M Treat Bags for Craft Fair

These are the M&M treat bags that I made to sell at some local craft fairs--or really my friend LaVerne is going to sell them at her booth, along with some of my cards.  I made a total of 87 bags, so I hope they sell well this season.

I have two Halloween toppers:
Trick or Treat, Scary and Sweet from Stampin' Up Grateful Greetings
Witch's hat from Stampabilities

Then, I have a fall themed topper:
Fall is When Nature Turns to Gold by Inkadinkadoo

And, finally two for Thanksgiving:
The turkey is a Hero Arts stamp
Happy Turkey Day is a DRS stamp

I used various SU inks and paper along with punches.  I use large popdots to hold the toppers in place on the top of the 1x8 bags.

Here is a picture of the full bags of treats!
There are lots of pictures on SCS of other ideas for these bags--I will make some winter or Christmas ones for the later craft fairs,

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Happy Halloween

This is the second of the cards I made for another Halloween swap on SCS.  This one is being  hosted by Kerry and I loved the cards in her recent Polka Dots Swap.

Image/Sentiment—Memory Box Happy Halloween

Cardstock—Gina K Pumpkin Pie, Black PTI Rustic Cream;

InkMemento Black

Accessories—Black and Orange Ribbon and Pumpkin Smooch

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wishing you a Halloween Full of Smiles

This is the one of the two swap cards I made for another Halloween swap on SCS.  This one is being  hosted by Kerry and I loved the cards in her recent Polka Dots Swap.

Image/Sentiment—Northwoods Rubber Stamps-Wishing you a Halloween full of Smiles

Cardstock—Gina K Pumpkin Pie, Fresh Asparagus, Kraft; PTI Rustic Cream; SU Imaginisce Velcome Inn DSP

InkSU Pumpkin Pie

Accessories—Halloween ribbon, Glitter Brads and Pumpkin Brad

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Sympathy Card

This is the second swap card I made for a sympathy swap on SCS, hosted by Kathleen. 

Image/Sentiment—Northwoods Rubber Stamps-Calligraphy Sympathy

Cardstock—Stampin’ Up Close to Cocoa, Really Rust, River Rock; Gina K White; SU Apple Cider DSP

InkSU Really Rust

Accessories—Cream Twill and River Rock Brads

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sneezie, Wheezies, Queezies!

This is the swap card I made for a swap on SCS, hosted by Kathleen.  We were able to chose Get Well or Sympathy--I took a spot in each, so check back in two days for the second one.

Image/Sentiment—Lockhart Stamp Co—both stamps

Cardstock—Stampin’ Up Pink Pirquette, Early Espresso; Gina K White; SU Pink Pirquette DSP

InkSU Rose Red

Accessories—Punches; Pink Pirquette Ribbon; Pink Button with Brown Baker’s Twine, Dimensionals