Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Coffee & Pie...oh my!

 As I was looking through my paper stash I found this cute paper with pies all over it and a checkered paper that reminded me of a tablecloth. Hmmm...what goes with pie? Coffee! Perfect  for Hambo's Hoedown Challenge this week ...a sketch challenge using Coffee Girl - digi. Here's the sketch

I made a gift card holder. I thought it would be perfect for a Starbucks gift card for someone special.

If you haven't joined in the Hoedown, come on over and try a challenge. They're fun.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Look What I Made!

What a great day ...fun, food, friends and stamping! Amanda was a perfect hostess and planned some beautiful cards for us to make. We got to play with some new things - the Basketweave and Framed Tulips embossing folders, the new seam binding ribbon and the Nature Walk stamp set. We even used designer fabric to make a card with a matching candle.Take a look.

Thank you Amanda for a wonderful day.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Gift for a Friend

I made this gift basket for my friend Amanda. Amanda is a very special person. She's so generous & shares her talent and her love of crafting with her friends. Every few months she organizes a shoebox swap that is so much fun. There's always a waiting list to attend. Tomorrow I'm going to Amanda's house for a fun day of eating. laughing and crafting. I can't wait to see what she has planned for us. .

Thank you Amanda!

Red for Japan

I love how this card turned out. I made it for the Use It Tuesday Challenge - make a project using the color RED in honor of Japan and use something from your stash you have been hoarding. I used some of my favorite gold ribbon which is almost gone. I also used the Bamboo BG stamp which retired a long time ago and this is the first time I've used it! The card's layout is a sketch from Stamping 411.

Give this challenge a try. It's for a good cause.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


As I was writing inside of  this card that I made for a friend, look what happened! Check the lower right hand corner. 

Has this ever happened to you?

Now she'll get this card. It's one that I designed for a recent shoebox swap. Maybe that will teach me to keep my desk neater!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Celebrate Big

This elephant image is so cute. It's called Party Elephant and it's a Hambo digistamp. This is the card that I made for Hambo Stamps' Hambo Hoedown # 7.
The challenge this week was to use Party Elephant and add sparkle! It's hard to see in the picture, but I used sparkly DP and added sparkle to her hat and toenails.  Come join the  Hoedown  and get a free digistamp if you play along. It's fun.


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