Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Scrap Wedding Card

This is another wedding card using left over embellies and paper from a commission.  The background paper by Paper Pizazz, the corners are by Sizzix, the "Love Honor Cherish" is from Me and My Big Ideas.  Misc. ribbon.  This is a 4.25 X 5.5 card.  I have almost talked myself to committ only to using scraps for an entire year and see if I can do it.  The only deviation will be a commission card.  I will let you know when I decide.  Have a great weekend. Hugs

Friday, May 20, 2011


This is a card using scraps and some stickers, and misc. ribbon, it just came out so happy thought I would share.  Happy Friday, Hugs

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Black and White Wedding

This is short and sweet.  I wanted to use some of the embellishments left over from my other Wedding Card.  Yesterday while looking for some baby paper I saw this Heidi Grace paper on sale WOW .59cents a sheet.  The butterflies are MS and the paper and butterfly centers have glitter but photo did not pick it up.  The photo corners only visible on the bottom are EK Success.  MS butterflies were stamped with my tiny flower background stamp.  Hugs

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Grad Eagle

Well this little darlin was a pill from the get go, but it is done.  The eagle is from "Stand n Salute", the bling is by Recollections.  Photo corners are EKSuccess.  Grad Hat is from "A Child's Day" and "2011" is a QK font. And there you have it!  The recipient is a cheerleader and loves bling and leopard prints.  Hope all is well in blog land. Hugs

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Frog

So this gave me serious giggles yesterday.  First I would like to say that who ever is marketing director for JoAnn's is part genius.  Check out is set up as a long line of bins with lower priced items and candy, so as you are waiting you are looking and then you look again and then before you get to checkout you are $5.00 lighter cause you found several things that peeked your interest.  That is the way of this frog, I wish I had taken a before picture but to be perfect honest I did not think it would work.  The frog is balsam wood and the eyes, etc. were pre-drawn to him.  So I took my Copic markers (beware it is a little rough on the tips) and went to work.  I thought it would bleed horribly but it did not.  It comes in 2 pieces, the frog and the bottom stabilizer. Who would have thunk?  Now for the rest of the story.  This is for my sister, she is under a lot of stress right now and I have been teaching her a tip I perfected in my 40/40 which is being the observer and not getting involved in all the stuff around you.  So I wanted to send her something that would remind her frequently of it.  Speaking of giggles did you know that Jesus and Holy Spirit have a sense of humor?  They do, I asked them to help me with a verse that would make her smile, yet remind her.  So the card says, "If you get down in the trenches with them - you are going to get dirty."
This is the back of the frog and the card says, "But if you observe, you stay clean and are Blessed with Peace. The clouds and coloring on the card were also done with the Copic markers. Hope everyone has a great week. Hugs

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Wedding Card

This is a 5.5 X 5.5 card.  I fell in love with the Recollections adhesive strip jewels and then the rest just kinda rolled into place. Paper is by "Paper Pizazz".  The Mr.&Mrs. from "Me and My Big Ideas" as well as the flower. Added the misc. bow with corsage pin.  Photo corners by EKSuccess and background lavender is Bazzill.  We are having a rip roaring rainy day and there is snow in the Sierras, hope your day is filled with Blessings. Hugs

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Another Grad Card

Okay, what in the world do you do with orange and green, lol.  This is a fun sassy grad card.  Carts used "Shall we Dance".  Font is from QK and the confetti is from a Sizzix Die.  Gold accents.  I touched the color up some it is more orange than yellow, but then you could not really see the gold accents.  Have a great weekend. Hugs

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Well I did get this uploaded without too much stress, I truly figured I had forgotten how, lol.  How can it possibly be May?  This is a commission card.  The grad and cap was cut from "A Child's Year", year font is "Blossom" from QK.  All colors were done with Copic Markers.  I did it Carole, I got on puter and posted, ROFL.  Hope everyone is Blessed today. Hugs

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I am back, sort of, lol

To you who have sent emails and good thoughts over the last 6 weeks or so that I have been MIA, I thank you. I have been on a journey and it has been glorious. I am still transitioning back to daily functions, although TV has not been turned back on yet and there is a possibility that it will not be reconnect.  But my phone is back on and my computer is back to communicating.  I have posted a new blog that will explain what I have been doing and you are more than welcome to view.  I will be trying next week to see what all of you have been up to in my absence and so look forward to that.  Hugs to everyone.

Here is the link to my new blog:

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thanks Bunches

This is a thank you card I did for friend Carole.  Background paper by K&Co. Watering can from StampinUp, frog from Sizzix.  Coloring was done with Copics.  Happy Thursday, Hugs

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Walk on the wild side

This is another Copic background card.  After I stamped the PSX - Zebra Image, I took my Tim Holtz branch stamp and loaded it with Copic Blender Fluid (if you are going to try this technique I highly suggest you wash your stamp immediately afterwards with warm soapy water), I then stamped it across the background, then went in with green Copic marker and did smaller under growth grass and shadow lined with a black liner pen.  The flower was hand drawn, cut out and adhered with a pop dot.  I left it without words or verse on the front intentionally because when I looked at it, I thought I would expect to see something like take time to smell the flowers and wanted something totally unexpected, so inside it says, "When is the last time you walked on the wild side." Happy Wednesday, hugs

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I walked in your shoes

This simple card is more on the masculine side but could really be used either way.  The background was done with Copics.  Stamped image is by "Post Modern Design".  Photo corners EKSuccess.  Inside the card says, "Hurry up and come back, we miss you."  Hugs

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

You cannot dent my spirit

This is a card I did for a friend's sister.  Inside it says "You can mess with my stuff but You CANNOT dent my spirit.  Background paper is Graphic 45, the image is one of my drawings, the colors are by Copic.  Happy Wednesday. Hugs

Monday, February 28, 2011

Erin Go Bragh

I have been playing with the cup cake holders again, these are the small ones, you can pick them up 100 for $2.99, they are so much fun to create with.  A little hint - dip the holder in water and then smooth it out on a flat surface when you have it all smooth then iron it.  I used hot set webbing on this holder and then ironed it to the candle, if you get the candle at the 99cent store you have a great holiday decoration for half the output. 
And here is a card done with the same cup cake holders, the shamrocks were cut out with 3/4" and 1" circles, the stamp set is from Hero Arts. 
Happy Monday, Hugs

Friday, February 25, 2011

Some Luck of the Irish

Sending out some luck to all of you.  The dark green shamrocks were printed on the cardstock using "Everday Paperdolls" with the cart and "I".  Then cut out the larger ones and glittered them up.  The tag is computer generated.
I will be posting infrequently until after April 15th but I will be keeping all of you in my thoughts and in my heart. Hugs

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Oh my goodness I am back

on my own computer, tech put new virus protection and it even made this fab computer even faster.  I am ready for a sterling rest of 2011.
 Another I card. Background paper by K&Co., bird cage and bird are from "Lori's Garden", tag is from Ellison die, corners by EKSuccess.  Coloring by Copic.  Misc. fiber and a jewel embellishment at the top.  Inside it says, "Hope you are singing a new happy song soon."  Happy Wednesday. Hugs

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Bookmarks

Cut at 2.0 the "bee-utiful" banner from "Imagine More" cart makes a great bookmark.  After getting the hang of it, it is easier than it looks.  I changed the colors (but not in layers), I did the bee in a pattern and then cut out a bee just a little bit smaller for a little dimension. I love the "Happy Birthday" from Lori's Garden, it is printed at 4.0 and added some musical notes from a QK die.

This is the back ( it is blank so it can be personalized.)
Then I printed out the bookmark using the standard bee and flipped the image and adhered them. I have mentioned this before but it is worth restating, when customizing with the Imagine be sure to write down your numbers so if you want to recreate the project you do not have to re-invent the wheel.  The composition books at the Dollar Tree are perfect for this process.

 This is another one.  Happy Tuesday, Hugs

Monday, February 21, 2011


The Imagine is the most used tool in my studio, but each time I use it I realize I am not using it to its full potential and this is now my goal, to start beefing up and expanding my use of the fantastic "I".    The background papers are this are scraps, the caked plate cut using the gypsy and "I" from velum, "Celebrate" is a stamped image from DenamiDesign.  The candle is from QK.  The cupcake was cut using the "SweetTreats" cart gypsy and "I", I then used a Fiskars Clear Stamp Set "Cupcakes and More/Petits, coloring done with the Copics.
This is the inside, the lined paper was cut using the "Imagine More" cart, I then took the "Happy Birthday" from "Lori's Garden" and printed it onto the lined paper.  The candles again are QK.  Happy Monday, Hugs, Sandi

Saturday, February 19, 2011

You Bring out the Song in Me

Background paper by Tim Holtz, Bird from "Lori's Garden" and music bar from "Imagine More", both Imagination carts.  Photo corners by Sizzix. Happy Saturday, Hugs

Friday, February 18, 2011

Birds from Lori's Garden

If you have the Imagination and Lori's Garden, these birds make the cutest display.  The large bird 8" the smaller bird 2.5", cut once, then flip and cut again.  Adhere two images together and you are done. Hugs

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday card, using the I "Lori's Garden" cart and  S.E.I. Chocolate Cherie papers.  Misc. ribbon for embellishment.  Happy Thursday, Hugs

Whaoooo winner chosen

The winner for the Feb Blog Hop has been chosen, sorry it is late in posting as I have encountered some puter problems, a friend has let me use their puter so I could post.

 And the winner issssssss:

kristyscraps said...I love the heart within the hearts and space for writing! Great card!

January 31, 2011 7:20 PM

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Memory Keepers

Hi there, hope your having a wonderful Super Bowl Sunday.  Tomorrow is the viewing for Beau and then Tuesday is the funeral.  I did this as a special gift for Lois (Beau's widow), although she is surrounded by a devoted family and friends there is still a big void there.  Hope it helps just a tiny bit.
This is a paper bag album/memory keeper.  Its overall size is 5 1/2"X 5 1/2" , it was bound with the Cinch and the background papers are "Graphic 45" for the cover and inside pockets are "Pixie Press".  The tags were stamped using StampinUp and Yes, my sentiments.  The photo corners are EKSuccess and the Flourish is from QK. Misc. angel charm, gems, silver thread, ribbon and silver squares at the corners of the cover.
There are 10 pockets, each pocket has a journal card and the back is blank for a picture or more journaling, stamps used StampinUp and Hero Arts.
I used one of the tags as a book mark and had to add one of my signature dragonflies. Have a safe and Happy week. Hugs

Friday, February 4, 2011

Beau's Memory Board

I was asked to do Beau's Memory Board, I spent all day yesterday and about 4 hours this morning and here it is.  It did it in a French Message Board format, the guitar is from "Indie Art".  The funeral is Tuesday, Hugs to everyone, thank you so much for all your kind words. Hugs

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Adios Amigo

My son's Father and my friend passed on Sunday, we were divorced but we were still family.  He was very much a part of my life and my heart.

A Tribute to Beau Michael Boyer

Beau was BIG in stature
He was BIG in Heart
If you wanted it done, ask Beau
If you wanted a hug, ask Beau
If you needed a song to lift your spirits, ask Beau
He would buy you a beer or help mend your fence.
He could tell stories that would make you laugh or bring you to tears.
He could carry you to Heaven or drive you to Hell.
He was human
May his train stop in Heaven, may the angels welcome him
with song, May he rest in Peace.
We Love You BIG Guy!

Monday, January 31, 2011

BBTB2 Challenge-Seasonal Love Struck 2010

Good Morning and Welcome to our BBTB2 January Blog Hop, if you arrived here from our fabulous Carole you are on the right track.  Maria is our host today and she chose the "Seasonal Love Struck 2010" cart using several of the hearts.  This cart is not in my stash so I used "Wall Decor, Sweethearts and From My Kitchen.  This is a pedestal shape card.  I used K&Co papers.

The white heart and pedestal were created using Design Studio and then an shape card was cut using "Sweethearts" from the K&Co. paper.  The swirl is from "Wall Decor" and the smaller heart is a Nesties. Then I used hearts from a hand punch all around the the white heart.

The inside I used a polka dot from "My Mind's Eye" and hand stitched (with a marker) the journaling lines.  The background paper is the other side of the K&Co paper.  I embellished with some gems and ribbon. Overall size is approximately 6 1/4" X 6 1/4".

I am giving a slightly used "Cricut Juke Box" in honor of this January Hop, so please leave a comment below to enter and I will be picking a winner on Friday, February 14, 6AM.  Have a wonderful week. Hugs
  Please click here to visit our next design team member Theresa.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Accordian gift box

Happy Wednesday everyone.  I normally keep some gift boxes done up for small sharings but the holidays wiped me out and I just haven't gotten around to refilling my stash.  I had a birthday pressie I needed to get out and I wanted a sweet box for it.  Usually TBB&More is my go to cart for these but I wanted something different.  I was playing around a few weeks ago with the "From My Kitchen" cart and had an idea for the indexes so I started there. This is 8"X5 1/2", I cut on of the indexes filled to page on a 12X12 mat.  After it was cut I scored the bottom twice to make a 1/2" gusset, folded and then cut side without the tab to 8".  I scored the tab with a 1/2" gusset and put eyelets on the tab and the outside, so that I could run ribbon through for the closure.  I then cut side panels for the accordian at 3"X4" and scored every 1/2" and accordian folded. I adhered them to the side. and it was done.
 Here is a view with the tab open
Here is a side view.  Hugs

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Keep your eyes on the Apple

Happy Tuesday.  My ex-husband has been in the hospital since the first of January.  We were kidding around about apples the other day, he loves apples.  So this card is to remind him to keep the giggles, laughs and joy at the top.
This is a 6"X6" card, the apple is from "A Child's Year" and the worm is from "Pooh n Friends".  The sentiment tag was computer generated and the stars are from an EKSuccess punch. Back gound paper is from Me and My Big Ideas.  Stay safe, happy and warm my friends. Hugs

Monday, January 24, 2011

BBTB2 Challenge-Once Upon A Princess

Welcome to BBTB2 Challenge, Lori is our host this week.  This is really a busy card but, they are butterflies and oh how I love them.  Lori asked us to use the "Once Upon A Princess" cart, I do not have that one, so I used 3 different carts, "Indi Art, Gypsy Wandering and Wall Decor", one thing our Cricut carts have in abundance of is butterflies.
For the background paper I took a piece of white card stock and stamped 5 large butterfllies using stamps from, Clear Stamps, Tim Holtz and PSX, using black Memento ink, I then airbrushed in the color using Copics.  I then cut out my butterflies at approx. 2" and colored with the markers.  The black beauties are from the Martha Stewart punch, I accented their wings with gold dots.  The photo corners are EKSuccess. I used an MS boarder punch on the bottom of the tag, and the tag says, "Just a flutterby of hellos and good wishes, may they brush your cheeks with warm kisses." I added a small ribbon with metal flakes to the top of the tag.  Please visit our challenge site and have a Blessed week. Hugs

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Balloon Float

Happy Sunday, hope everyone watching the game has a great day.  Oh my goodness look what my "I" did, it printed on a rose petal, this is a thank you card for a friend that fed me Friday, the rose petal is from a beautiiful bouquet from her sister's visit and has a sentimental value to her. I love it when I can incorporated something like that into one of my cards. The balloons are from "Best Friends" cart.  The journal circles are "Making Memories"  Various hearts, the photo corners are QK.  Hugs

Saturday, January 22, 2011

I would stick my neck out

Is it Saturday yet?  Yep I checked and it is, wow, all my days are one right now.  This morning I woke up with this little ditty rolling around and had to put it to paper.  The giraffe is from "Everyday Paper Dolls".  The sentiment heart is a Nestie and was computer generated.  The background paper is from Paper Salon and more paper flowers were added, they are the ones with the red heart centers, the hearts are from a QK die. All coloring was done with Copics and speaking of  - OH YIPPPPEEEE - I was accepted into the Copic Certification Class which will be May 6th, (lol, apparently my months are all running together also because it should have said March)  really looking forward to that one.  Hope everyone has a Divine weekend.  Hugs

Monday, January 17, 2011

Armadillo Heaven-BBTB2 Challenge-Birthday Bash

Hey all, what a fun BBTB2 challenge this week, can you really believe an Armadillo?  Our team mate Krista gave us this challenge we could use the bird or armadillo from "Birthday Bash".  I do not have Birthday Bash and so I chose to do an Armadillo and used "Four Legged Friends and Animal Kingdom" to create him.  I used "Paisley" for the boot and a Cuttlebug folder to do the embossed leather down the middle.  The background papers - the clouds were printed from the I and the map is scan from a travel book. The sentiment block is a StampinUp punch and it says, "If there is an Armadillo Heaven, it must be off Route 66".  Inside the card says "and did you have any epiphanies this week?"  So that is it, hope everyone has a glorious Monday and equally great week. Hugs

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Have you seen the "Special K" ad in the Feb. "Martha Stewart Living", it was just begging to be a card.  I scanned it in and then printed it out on white card stock.  Added some colorful hearts and it is now vibrating to be put in its' envelope and sent out.  Happy Tuesday, Hugs

Monday, January 10, 2011

Welcome Back - BBTB2-Lyrical Letters Challenge

Welcome to the BBTB2 Challenge, our hostess today is the talented Karen Pinsonat and she picked one of my favorite cuts, the hummingbird from "Lyrical Letters" cart.  There is nothing like a break to get that mojo rolling.  Please check out the designs from my team members at BBTB2 you will be inspired.
For my background paper I chose to cut a square 5 1/2" X 5 1/2" from the patterned paper (Bonus) on the Imagine "Nursery Tails", I used two card stocks for my backing.  The flower and the hummingbird were cut with Lyrical Letters and the coloring was done with Copics.  I then cut the bee charm from a Sizzix die onto "Shrinky Dinks" material and colored with Prisma Color markers and shrunk in my toaster oven. I hung it from my polka dotted ribbon.  I also added a little glitter to the sun.  Happy Monday and hope you all have a fantastic week. Hugs, Sandi

Friday, January 7, 2011

Love leaves a fingerprint

Good Friday Morning Everyone.  So glad to have all back to normal, I have been busy de-cluttering 5months of non-stop projects.  Taking breaks occasionally to create.  The heart is from a Nesties. This is a Valentine, the heart says, "Love leaves a fingerprint on the heart that can never be erased".  Inside in says, "and your my perp!"  Over all size is 5"X7". Photo corners and misc. ribbon help to embellish.  The LCI log and heart were computer generated.  Hope everyone is adjusting well to the new 2011.  Hugs

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

So what's new in your world?

I was exhausted last night and was just sitting with Kizzie (the 3 legged cat) watching TV and hear a thud at the front door.  So I get up to see what the heck is going on and sitting on the front door mat is a parakeet, I reach down to pick it up and the darn outside cat springs 30 ft. into the air and the chase is on.  The parakeet appears to have its wings partially clipped so it is not reaching altitude and flies into the neighbors yard, I rip off my socks so I don't get them wet and off  I run to the neighbors, Cass now has the parakeet in his mouth, I grab him by the scruff of the neck and yell at him to let the bird go, he spits the bird out and hisses at me.  I have the bird in my hand and it then attaches its self via beak to my hand, so I open hand to get him off. The bird flies to the corner of our gable, I am in pursuit as is the cat.  Then up and across the street the little one flies, so across the street I go, thinking maybe it belongs to our neighbor, knock on her door, nope no parakeet but she gives me a towel and I move to the corner of her house where cat is crouched and ready to pounce, parakeet is in a clump of dead branches about 6 1/2ft up. I reach for it and it falls to the ground, I swoop it up in the towel.  It's little heart beating 210beats a min.  So I am standing there with parakeet and go oh great now what do I do?  3 cats in our house is probably not the welcoming committee it is hoping for.  I took an old wicker cat kennel we have and placed it inside with the towel.  There it is this morning and that damn bird seems to be fine.  Of course after it is all said and done, I have adrenaline coursing through my body and sleep is not something that is going to come quickly, LOL.  Kizzie is standing guard and gives me a strange look every time it moves in the kennel "like did you really bring me a bird?"  So I will get some fliers out today and see if I can find out who it belongs to.  This morning at 5AM my friend Linda brought a small cage she had over so I could get PocoUno out of the wicker kennel, she also brought some seeds, bless her heart. So I will get fliers out and go door to door later when the sun comes up.  Have a great Wednesday. Hugs

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Oh it is New Year!

Oh Horray! I am truly glad to see ole' 2010 fly out the window and welcome 2011 with renewed hope and enthusiasm.  I have shared some of my "Jeweled Calendars" and I have so enjoyed working with them and wanted one just for me.  But the idea that I had in mind required more real estate than my garden rocks were delivering, so I have done some searching for bigger flatter rocks, to no avail.  Then I thought I wonder if a plate or pot shard would work?  I had some broken pieces from my pizza stone that broke so I rummaged until it was unearthed.  My adventure was on its way!  I love "Alice in Wonderland" and that love was only intensified with the release last year of Johnny Depps portrayal "The Madd Hatter".  I wanted a quick glance calendar for my studio, one that would make me smile and had layers and dimension, sparkle and glitz.  I finished it this morning and now am searching everywhere for a chipped plate, pot, etc, LOL.  Hope you enjoy, hope you are having a wonderful New Year's Day!  Hugs.