Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Another Bride

My golly I've been to a lot of showers and weddings lately. Well last evening was no exception. I needed a card, QUICK! So here's what I made. A cute paper with a complimentary card stock. A couple of punches. A sentiment, which was computer generated. A couple of pearls. A lot of love. Hope the bride-to-be enjoys it cause I sure did like making it for her.

Monday, August 23, 2010

1st Shutter Card

Wow do these cards take a lot of work! But boy are they worth it. I don't think I will be mass producing shutter cards but they sure are fun to create. There are great directions for making these cards on You Tube. Try making one soon!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Challenge 126 - A Sketch by Fran!

Cute Card Thursday has a great challenge this week. This card was a stamped image by StampCraft colored with Copic markers. I added a little Sticklers to the dog bone and digitally printed the paw print paper. Hope you enjoy it. Check out the challenge at

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Metal and Whateva!

This weeks challenge at is to use metal in your card. So here's what I call my desk-topper. A little 2.5" by 3" easel card to set on your desk or vanity. Add a sentiment, a couple of shiny metal brads, and there ya' go. I send them to friends who might need a little encouragement. We've all had days when it's hard to smile. This card is kind of a tongue in cheek reminder that we've all been there. Simple and to the point...SMILE!

CHAPTER 25: White Rabbit, White Gloves, White Wonderland...

A card challenge at
To make a white card. The only color is in the main image.

I watercolored the butterfly added a little Sticklers. Some pearls and ribbon and punched the border. I have a wedding to go to soon...this may just be the card! Check out Alice soon, they have some great designers

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Special Thank You

These were made for some very special people to say thank you for the help they offered as I moved my daughter into a new home. Again the same digi design from meljensdesigns. A small 3" by 3" card. Colored with Copic markers, I love their gigantic color selection, a little sparkle,ribbon a computer generated sentiment and persto change-o a quick thank you!

So Very Difficult

Sympathy cards are the hardest cards to find. They either seem too sappy or just don't say the right thing. I made this for a friend who just lost her mother and thanks to meljensdesigns I found the perfect image. I colored it with Copic markers, layered a polka dot paper behind it, rimmed it with blue ink, added a little Sticklers, a jewel, a ribbon and sent it off hoping to let them know I care.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Welcome Baby

A cute little note when your new baby arrives. Made for the challenge at 2 Sketches 4 You, Kazan's Sketch 58.

Flying By...

This card is to meet the criteria for the Monday Challenge #36 @ Kaboodle Doodle. The image is one I used from I altered the digital image and then printed it on watercolor paper. I painted it using the color palette of the challenge. Added a little glitter and a sparkle or two. Don't you think it's just too cute?

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Congratulations Dad and Jan! After 40 years you two should kick up your heels and are the perfect pear! This card was made for my dad and step-mother. They're great. I used the "Pears" image from Squigglefly, Angie Davis is the artist, to make an easel card. Colored it with Copic markers, added a little ribbon and a heart charm.

I hope it reminds them how special they are.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hot Diggity Dog

One of the gals at work just brought home a new little puppy. Hope Ruthi enjoys this card. The image is a stamp from Stampcraft. It's colored with Copic markers. I took some purple ink and rimmed the image and a pop dot brings it off the card and makes it three dimensional. It's a tent card and I added the ribbon and a couple of rhinestones. The sentiment is computer generated. Ruthi will be a great mommy!

A New Kitty...How Great!

A special new family member needs a great howdy do! A friend just recently got a new kitten. Made this card with a Clip Art and Scrap "Cat Hug" digi, colored it with Copic markers, used a pop dot to give it some dimension, added some sparkle and a little ribbon. The sentiment was computer generated.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Pear-fectly Great!

Here's a fun card for a special b-day! Hope you like it. The image is from Squigglefly. I colored the image with Copic markers, added a little glitter, and cute polka dot ribbon. The sentiment was computer generated.

Have a pear-fectly great day!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Oh so pretty colors!

Love the color paette of this card. Made this for a friends b-day. I think he'll like it.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

And Then There Were Two

Another wedding card to tempt your creativity.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Don't You Just Love Weddings

Don't you just love weddings? The pretty flowers, the fancy clothes, the yummy cake!

Here comes the bride.

In Memory

Just a note to a friend remembering her dear husband. Thought you might enjoy the card.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Cute Card Thursday Challenge

What a great challenge at: Check out their website. And happy anniversary DT! I enjoyed trying to decide what colors to use. A special couple, a special occassion. Marriage takes work, anniversaries are special, and remember - it ain't easy being green!

You Brighten My Life

This is the cutest image from
Use your imagiation and this "Victorian Lamp" will give you some bright ideas.
I added a couple of crystals and a little glitter and sent it off to a friend to brighten her day.

Friday, March 12, 2010

You're the Best

Did you ever want to tell someone thanks but didn't want to make a big deal of it? Well I made this card to let someone know how much I appreciated their help. It worked...she brought me Starbuck's the next day!

Hoppy Spring

This card was made especially for the Squigglefly Challenge #39. The challenge was to make a card with a scene. The image is "funkybunny" from He so makes me want to go hunting for eggs in the grass. Don't you think? Have fun and Hoppy Spring!

What's Up?

This was such a fun card to make. My Auntie is in the hospital and I thought this might cheer her up. The image is from and is called CakeLady. Isn't she cute? I think I will probably find a lot of uses for her, she's so fun! Hope you enjoy her too.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

SFC #37

This was so much fun. The image is Squigglefly's Lulu in Dance. Isn't she cute? I added Sticklers to her hair and shoes just to add a little sparkle. And doesn't she just make you want to "Rejoice and Be Glad."

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

First of Many

This is the first card I've made to share. Hope you like it.

I used an image from Squigglefly called Sherman. This card was made in response to their Sunday challenge.

I used a plain white card stock and inked the edges in Seashell ink. Then penciled the image and added a ultra fine glitter. The images in black and the type were done on the computer. I had fun with it hope you enjoy it as well.