Monday, December 22, 2008

A Very Merry Christmas Week!

It's time to share my take on Kazan's sketch 16 at 2 Sketches 4 You. I really wanted to use my collection of papers from My Mind's Eye one more time. These papers are so beautiful, and they really fit well with the sketch. The pearls are Kaiser Scrapbook, the sentiment is Stampin' Up, and the ribbon is Heidi Grace. Thanks for stopping by and I hope your Holidays are very merry!!

Birthday Card

This is my first submission to PageMaps. It's a card sketch - my favorite kind! And it looks like this:

My take is a birthday card for my dad who celebrates on the 26th of this month! I used Scenic Route paper for the background, the tree branch is a stamp from Hero Arts, and the sentiment is Stampin' Up. Here it is:

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Once again I'm presenting my take on a sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You. I was inspired by Laura's Sketch 15 to make this wedding card for a friend who just got married. Unfortunately, we weren't able to go to the wedding, but I wanted to make a nice card for the couple. I used a new stamp I just got from Basic Grey, and a blender pen to give it a watercolor effect.

Happy Holly-days!

Whew - I made it with just a couple of days to spare. I am, of course, referring to the latest Caardvarks challenge! It's a very simple design, but not so simple to make. Lots of gluing with those letters, but I'm very happy with how it turned out. Happy holidays!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Accordion Card

My Great-Aunt Mary is turning 70 - on Christmas Day!! As an extra special gift, my mom asked me to make a card that would showcase several pictures from her life. I used black cardstock as the base, and then I embellished it with paper and transfers from the Basic Grey Urban Prairie line. You'll also notice some bling here and there, just because ;)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


One look at Kazan's Sketch this week at 2 Sketches 4 You, and I thought 'Money Holder'. So that's what I made, along with this super cute gift card holder. I absolutely love this gorgeous paper from My Mind's Eye, and I've been using the whole line like crazy. Sometimes I like to make a really elaborate card (like last week), but I tried to keep this one simple. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

America's Largest Christmas Bazaar and Laura's Sketch 14

I spent a very interesting weekend after Thanksgiving selling my cards at America's Largest Christmas Bazaar in Portland, OR. My wonderful MIL, Beverly, sat with me and I had a lot of fun thanks to her! I will be there again this coming weekend, and I hope to have even more success than I did last weekend. My most popular items were cute little 3x3 cards that are perfect for attaching to packages. Most of them had a Christmas theme, but some were not occasion-specific. Here are some examples...

And now for Laura's sketch #14 at 2 Sketches 4 You. This was definitely a challenge for me. I wasn't quite sure where it would end up, and I'm still not sure what I think, but I do like the black and pink together. So here it is...
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