Friday, March 19, 2010


Hi everyone!
Is it just me or are we ready for Spring yet?   I keep peeking around in my garden - looking for signs of life, and while things are definitely waking up - there isn't nearly enough green out there to suit me.    So the next best thing was to make my own flowers!   Granted, you have to wait until a little later in the season for sunflowers - but whatever - I wanted flowers so I made some.

Everything for this card was cut on my Cricut using the Walk In My Garden cartridge.   All these images are cute enough on their own, but of course I had to jazz them up a little.   After cutting everything out I used my chalks to add some depth to the leaves, the centers of the flowers and the edges of the watering can.   Then I used my stylus to add some texture to the flower petals, and I also popped up some of the flowers and leaves with foam tape.

And of course I had to finish the inside of the card with another sunflower.  (I can't stand it when the inside of a card is naked).   All the background papers are K&Co. and everything else is just scraps of card stock.

Thanks for stopping by!   I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Sue :o)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Easter Creations

Easter is just around the corner so I thought I should get busy on cards!   I tell you - I'm really behind this year.  I haven't even started on Mothers Day or Fathers Day or graduation cards yet.   I think I'm going to have to camp out in the craft room for a few days and get caught up!  The card above was made with DCWV paper and pink cards stock.   The tulip stamp is from DeNami and the scripture stamp is from Clear Dollar Stamps.  

I just love the bright colors on this card.   The paper is from K&Co.  and the stamp is Stampendous!   Can you believe I got that stamp for 50 cents at an estate sale?  Bargain!

Here's another card I did with my Cricut.   Isn't that bunny sweet?   I think I'm going to use this as my official Easter card to family and friends this year.   The Cricut cartridge I used was the Woodland Wonders cartridge.  The papers are all K&Co., and I used the Cuttlebug and Nestabilities dies to cut out the scalloped ovals.

Well, I'm off to the kitchen now to try out some new recipes I found in my blog travels this last week.   After that it's either house cleaning, laundry or ----- more stamping.   Guess which one I'd rather do.  :o)

Have a great weekend all!
Sue :o)

Friday, March 12, 2010

It's Time for Spring!

Hi everyone!
Sorry I've been MIA lately but life has been crazy busy.   I thought I'd pop in real quick here and share a card I made a few weeks ago.   This was made with a Clear Dollar Stamps set and some punches.   The big flower and the leaves were embossed, cut out and paper pieced, and the smaller flowers are all punches.   I made the background by embossing the big flower with clear embossing ink and clear powder on black paper.

I popped up the big flower on foam tape too - because foam tape rules!  :o)

In spite of my absence here, I have actually gotten quite a few Easter cards finished and should be posting them in my Etsy shop later on today - hopefully between running errands and then working for a few hours this afternoon.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!
Sue :o)