Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sadly I think this card is my farewell to fall! We have had nasty weather these past few days, the heavy winds make me think of the January wind chill which is right around the corner and lingers forever....

This beautiful digi is by Faith at Designed2Delight part of her progressive challengre. Her badge is to the right. This digi is part of a great set which is on sale this week....

The background DP is by Basic Gray, Archaic, and the green is also from Basic Grey. The plaid is ancient but I thought it fit in well with the card. Image colored with copics, pop dots to lift image and pumpkin.

3 Challenges: Designed2Delight, Scarecrow Teddy
Double Delight with D2D: Rope, Twine, Raffia
Basic Grey: Fall

Friday, October 22, 2010

I was so inspired by Deedee's Thankful blog hop today...... I couldnt wait to play and make my card for her challenge.

My digi is Deedee's Thankful Bird, I use this image so often I love the simple elegance of it. Colored with Coopics and image sprayed with bronze glimmer mist, distressed with Chestnut Roan. Cut with Spellbinders. As I stated the blog hop inspired me and I finally made a Folded Gate Card, it was so simple, and I love the look. Plus I got to play with my new MS scoring board. All my papers are from basic Grey, Green at Heart. flowers are by Prima.

Challenges: Deedees Monday Challenge: Green and Purple
Tuesday Throwdown: Anything Goes
Simon Says: Thankful

Monday, October 18, 2010

Faith at Delightful Ispiration out did herself this week. This beautiful image, Beautiful Blessings,
is the freebie given out this week for participation in her progressive challenge. This image is breathtaking, just beautiful.....
I actually made 3 cards already, one in Sepia, one I colored and one in black and white.
This card entered in 3 challenges: Designed2Delight (See badge on the right)
and Double Delight with D2D, see badge in right for link to site. Challenge: Pink
Simon Says Stamp , see badge on right for link to site, Recipe my 2 PP are from Basic Gray, 3 embellishments are 3 different flowers layered to make 1

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Quick card created for Deedee's Digi Monday challenge: Scripture verse. Verse is from Away in a Manager digi set. Used my Nestabilities and scraps from my never ending pile. Love it!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I confess, Im not much of a cat lover but I do LOVE black cats with green eyes. I have fought having a pet in my house for 20 years plus. My oldest son went with his girlfriend to a pet shelter and fell in love with a kitten. After he dragged me there I discovered it was a black kitten with green eyes only 4 weeks old. Need I say more.....
Hershey is AWESOME and my son takes care of her 24/7....
Digi is by Glitterbabe, when I saw the digi I had to buy it. Colored with Copics. Bling on eyes and button from Imaginesque. Orange glitter paper is from Archivers, punch is EK success, all else is stash.
4 Challenges: Glitterbabes: Anything goes, sparkle (
Cupcake Craft: Scary Creatures (
Simon Says: Halloween (SEE BADGE ON RIGHT)
Digital Tuesday: Bling, button, ribbon digi (

Monday, October 11, 2010

Another beautiful digi by Faith at D2D. This image is Willow Whimsey and is part of a beautiful set. Check her store out, badge on the right. I added the word Love....

This is another card for OWH, I think it could be sent for many special occasions, miss you, love you, birthday etc..

Designed2Delight at Progresssive Challenge
Double delight with D2D: Blue and Green

Saturday, October 9, 2010

I love this image by Deedee of Deedee Digis, "Away in a Manager" To me it sums up the Christmas Season.

Colored with Cpoics, I used Bronze Glimmer Mist over the image, it has a fine glimmer which I can not capture on camera. Its my poor photography skills! DP is by Basic Grey, punch is Martha Stewart, Arches, Gold Shimmer ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. The stamp, On this day... is from Hero Arts.
Challenges: Deedee's Monday Challenge: Sketch
Glitterbabes: Sparkle, Anything goes. (Glimmer Mist and Gold bow)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Apples, apples, apples. Nothing tastes as great as a freshly picked apple. today I had to go back to work after a wonderful long weekend, naturally I wished it was last Thursday when I spent my day at the apple orchard.
Card was created using Faith's digis, Designed2Delight digital stamps. This is a progressive challenge and her digis are BEAUTIFUL! Card created with two digis, Two Apples, and basket is from Apple a Day Set. Images are colored with copics, entire card and images were distressed with Chestnut Roan, DP is Basic Grey, Nook and Pantry. Punch is by EZ Success, all else is from my bottomless stash box
4 Challenges: Designed 2 Delight, (
Double Delight with D2D: Punches
Kaboodle Doodle: Fall colors
Paper Sundaes: Stash

Saturday, October 2, 2010

I love cupcakes! Next to chocolate and brownies they are my favorite sweet treat. So naturally I was drawn to the Paper Cupcakes blog and all of Nina's images, this one is flower cupcake. she has cupcakes fpr all seasons and events, it is a great blog and store, badge on the right.
All circles and circle scallop was cut with my Cricut. Paper is from Basic Grey: Nook and Pantry. Image colored with copics, butterfly and bling by imaginesque.
challenges: Paper cupcakes: Inspiration, fall
Simon Says: Inspiration, fall
Stampin for the Weekend: Autumn
Sew Many Cards: Digi and anything goes
Cooking it up with Katie: digi, yellow, sparkle
Basic Grey: Sparkle

Friday, October 1, 2010

Yesterday my husband and I took some well needed vacation time and spent the day at Edwards Apple Orchard up in Popular Grove, Il. We have been going here for 24 years now, my kids have so many wonderful memories of our days spend there picking pumpins, taking hay or pony rides, playing in the hay and corn maze feeding the animals, etc. My sons were really upset that we were going on a school day and they could not come with....

My house smells of fresh apples and cheese. I was so motivated when we came home that I baked apple muffins and apple crisp.... YUMMY! thanks to my sons all is gone...

Naturally my apple picking day motivated me to make this Apple Harvest Card for a couple of challenges. the digi is by Deedee at Deedee's Digis, (Check her badge on my right,). I altered the digi by removing the pig, then colored it with copics, the DP is by BG Stella Ruby, punch is by EK success, all else is from my pile of goodies.

Following Challenges: Deedee's Digis: Harvest Theme
Simon Says: Inspiration from Fall Photo
Basic Grey: Sketch