Thursday, June 25, 2009

A bit of Summer

I am just loving the new gingham paper from A Muse. Been thinking of putting curly girl in the lemonade stand for a while now and I finally got it down on paper. She looks so pretty in there selling her lemonade. Summer is finally here in WI and I am trying to get out and enjoy it as much as possible therefore have been neglecting my blog just a bit. Hope you all are out enjoying your summer too.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Ribbon challenge

Over on the A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA countdown blog the second challenge is posted. The word for this week is ribbon. Thought I would try using it a different way for me and placed it across the pretty little paper behind my baby. This card is perfect for a boy or girl baby. Get your card made with the word "ribbon" in mind and let's see what you come up with. Make sure you post a link to the A Muse blog to get your name in for a prize!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Did you find the fun?

Have you found the A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA fun yet? The secret squares game is going on now and even though I have been voted off the island, there are still plenty of muses to choose from. Stop in here to make your choice. Thanks to everyone who voted for me but, alas, I am not the one that has the prize. There are more fun and games to come so check in to the A Muse blog every day to take a chance at a great prize!

Monday, June 15, 2009


Today is the first day of the countdown to A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA!!! Let the challenges begin! The first one has to do with the word "square". I really put on my thinking cap for this one and made a bee hive with a couple flowers on a square card. Now get your "square" card done and post a link to the card here for prizes and make sure to check out the A Muse website every Monday for a new challenge.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Photo tutorials

I have always been interested in how to make my photos look better. Always seems to be a gray or pinkish tone to my pics. Well, I recently discovered Lisa Spangler's "Scribble this" tutorials here. She gives detailed directions, with photos, on how to make your cards look better. Check it out. My original photo is the top one and the jazzed up one is on the bottom. I don't think I have it mastered but it is a start. Head on over to her blog and give it a try!!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Crazy woman

Call me crazy but sometimes I like to wrap a gift, yes, it's another pair of earrings, and then make the card to match. Since my box was so small, I made a 3x3 card. Then, of course, I made the card the same colors of the wrapping paper. There are some salmony pink dots mixed in with the orange and white ones. It is a little hard to see that on the photo. Would have never thought of using pink with orange together, but I think it works. Wrapping paper sometimes gives me a direction that I wouldn't have thought of on my own.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Just playing around

I made myself some background paper! This was really fun after I got the hang of it. You put aluminum foil on your hot iron and then color on it with crayons and "iron" your paper and you have a custom background paper. Guess you could say these are all my favorite colors. Also bought a new turtle on a rock stamp from Lockhart stamps. He is soooo cute! You rock is from A Muse and I thought it paired up perfectly with that little turtle.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Earrings with Linda

close up of the earrings

This is my friend, Linda with a little display of the earrings we made today. She emailed me last week and we made a plan to make some earrings for her to wear with her caps. You see, she is going through some tough times right now. Her chemo treatments are causing her hair to fall out and she wanted to have some new earrings to wear along with her caps. So we got together today and we made earrings! Seven pairs of earrings. Even managed to make 2 pair for me to take home. Had a great time! I think she looks great in her cap and one pair of the new earrings we made. Don't you?

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


I never tried to use buttons on my cards but for our challenge at stamp club we received 2 clear buttons to incorporate into our challenge cards. Got the idea for the round button from my friend, Renate. I called her and asked if she had any clue what to do with buttons. She immediately said, flower. At first I didn't really know what she meant but when I sat down to give it a try, I found it came together pretty easily. Using things that are different for me is a good way to mix up my designs. I have found that I get into a rut pretty easily and this is a good way to break out and go down another path.