Wednesday, August 31, 2011

More Trees Please:)

I love little 3 x 3 note cards. They're really fast to make and can be used for so many gifts when you just need a little something. My girls like when I put notes in their lunches. I have to admit I did it a lot more when they were smaller; but maybe now it is more of a surprise for them. The first week of school my older daughter put a note card  in her sister's lunchbox. I thought that was so sweet. The younger one really appreciated it and I noticed that she had put it in her smashbook.

Changing the subject for a minute. Wouldn't you have liked to have invented the smashbook. Seems to be the new flavor, especially for those who really don't want to scrapbook (which is my older daughter). She can slap stuff in there and jot a note. Easy, done. Both my kids really like them.

Anyway back to the cards. Sorry for the pic quality. I'm still trying to figure out the best lighting. I made 2 little note cards for lunches tomorrow. I went with colors that are favorites for each girl just to make them different and special for each:)  I chose to not cut the flowers out and instead used little Prima ones. They are the ones that came in the assorted colors in the cute little "milk" like bottle. I try to use them as much as possible, however, I think they grow overnight. It doesn't seem to make a dent. There has to be more in there than what meets the eye.

Here's the dets:

Base - 3 x 3 Georgia Pacific white paper (really reasonable at Walmart $5 for a ream)
Tree - Simply Charmed height 2.71 on gypsy
Stamp - My Pink Stamper More Punny-licious
Papers - all scraps
Fiskars Scallop Punch
Flowers - Prima
Stickles - Turquoise, Magenta

Linking to

Thanks for looking:) Have a great Wednesday!


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

How 'Bout A Challenge?

There are some great challenges out there and this will help keep me motivated. I have always admired and gotten great ideas from other bloggers but never participated. Once again, time to give it a
For the ribbon, I cut a slit in the side of the card and threaded it around to the front.
Tree - 2 1/2" Stretch Your Imagination
Apple paper- K&Company Greenhouse stack.
Note paper - Karen Foster.
Red matte - Bazzill
Buttons, stamp and ribbon - Michaels
Tag- 1 1/4" made from scraps of stash, Doodlecharms
Ink-Tim Holtz Walnut
I am linking this card to: for the school paper

Thanks for looking!


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Window Card

I always thought the window cards were really difficult to make and was to scared to attempt. Well, Sheila at changed my mind. She has tutorials with the gypsy that go step by step. She is fabulous. Thank you Sheila:) Anyway, I created these 2 cards this week. My Dad broke his hip in July and he is working very hard at rehab. Not an easy road, but he definitely shows improvement. Cards are always a nice way to let someone know that you care. The other card was for my daughter. She received a scholarship this past summer for dance. She thought it would be nice after the meet and greet to tell them thank you again. What a good girl:)

Before I get to the cards, I just want to say that many prayers are coming your way if you are in the way of Hurricane Irene. I hope that everyone is safe and sound and she loses her energy.

The card is an A2 size. I used DCWV Dots, Stripes and Plaids for this card. This is a great stack if you are looking for some good male papers. I always have a harder time with those because I want to put some bling or something:) I used Gypsy Wanderings for the base and Lyrical Letters for the sentiment.
This is also an A2 with the papers from DCWV Citrus. The butterfly is MS Elegant Cake Art. I stickled the top layer of the butterfly and only adhered the middle of the body so that the wings pop up. It's a little hard to tell from the picture but in person you can really see the different colors underneath the top layer. The sentiment is from Gypsy Wanderings.

Thanks for looking and I hope everyone has a safe Sunday. Thanks, again, to Sheila for her wonderful tutorials.


Friday, August 26, 2011


Thanks for looking at my work and such a nice welcome into "blogger world". 
Today, I came across some cards that I have made and really enjoyed working with these carts. When working with the layers some carts are easier than others. I made this one for our great new nephew, Everett. He was born at the end of July and he is so cute. What a sweet baby!

I used Create a Critter for the giraffe and stickled his little "horn" (I don't know what the actual name of those things are) in brown. The base of the card was Stampin' Up and the top layer was from a DCWV Sweet stack. I matted that layer in a deep chocolate Bazzill paper. 

This one is the cute little bear from Create a Critter. All the papers were from DCWV Citrus stack...My Favorite. The papers are beautiful in this stack. My favorite color is any shade of pink, and a close second is aqua; which this stack has quite a bit. I used some orange stickles and blinged it up with some turquoise gems. I inked up edges with brown too. The stamp is from

This is an older card that I made for my daughter when she was out of town last summer for a ballet intensive. One of the reasons I got the Paisley cart was because I loved the owls on it. All the cuts are so girly and fun. I used DCWV Flower Shower and embossed with swiss dots. The stamp was one that I got at Michael's. I stickled the eyes and popped her up to give more dimension. The gems were clear and I colored them purple with a copic marker. I inked the circle behind the owl in green. Hee hee...I just noticed I missed the flower on the owls little wing. Like anything, the more we work with stuff the easier they get...hopefully:)


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Cards For A Cause

The kids are back in school and I am on a mission to clean up my stash. I decided to check on some of my favorite blogs and saw that Robyn at has a request. A nurse in WI is requesting 1500 cards for a breakfast to sponsor breast cancer survivors or people who are currently dealing with it. She wants a card placed on each woman's chair. I think that is such a great and moving idea. I can't think of a better way for my first project to share:)

Here is the address from if anyone else would like to help:

Kathy Mortl
10261 N Sunnycrest Drive
Mequon, WI  53092

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


At the urging of my family, I have decided to take the plunge into blogger world. So, I'm giving the "dust bunnies" a new home so that I can hopefully remember all the great things that I see on the way and be able to share some of my projects too:)