Sunday, September 30, 2012

Front of Ladies Shirt

 I like to make shirt cards. I had written directions in my notebook a while back and did not note the author, however I found a cool video by Dawn on You-Tube that follow the same directions but my card is a bit longer. Dawn's video is for a man's shirt and tie - I made a lady shirt by adding trim, ribbon, and curving the collar. I think you can come up with a bunch of ideas for making a shirt that fits any occasion.
Inside card
Stand adhered on back of card
Elements used for this card:
1. Paper I received as a gift from my sister - unknown designer
2. Buttons by Simplicity
3. Recollections glitter tape
4. Friskers Lace punch for trim
5. Tim Holtz Small Easel Die - covered with paper to match card

This card was entered:
Shelly's Images - TT Challenge Show Us Your Shape - ends October 3, 2012

Guitar Sing Unto the Lord

I really like this Guitar Dimensional by Recollections. It was housed with a variety of stickers ~ I sure wish they would have had more - I purchased it on clearance from Joann's this past summer.
Elements used to create this card:
    1. Colorbox Black Card-stock for the size A2 card - this is a vertical opening card
    2. Recollections brown/burgundy card stock for the mat - cut 4 x 5 1/4
    3. Guitar Dimensional Sticker by Recollections
    4. 3 White pearls by Recollections
    5. Sentiment - compliments of Dee from Dee's Bugaboo Boutique
    6. Pop-up dots for sentiment by Recollections

This card was entered in:
1. Stampin Sisters in Christ- Challenges #159
2. Hanging in my Craft Room #65 Freestyle 
3. Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge #4  Anything Goes 
4. Simon Says - Anything Goes


Thank you for visiting my blog~ have a great day!

Fall Card ~ Thinking in Fourths

I like Black Cards - I guess my favorite colors for card making are black, browns, oranges, greens, tan, etc. Challenge #213 for 365 Cards is Thinking in Fourths
The following supplies were used to create this card:
1. Colorbok black card stock - I cut a size A2 card
2. Brown card stock for the banner (not sure if I need to add something on that banner later)
3. ATG & tape to adhere the digis
4. Pop-dots by Recollections for the the scarecrow and Harvest digi
5. Corner Rounder punch & Friskers Square punch
6. Recollection pearls for the pumpkin tag
7. Digis: Scarecrow, pumpkin tag and Harvest tray from Seneca Pond Crafts
8. Pumpkin Paper from TLC
9. Sentiment from Gingers House

Entered also in:
Simon says - Anything goes
Thank you for stopping by my blog ~ I appreciate your comments ~have a great Son-day ~ Gail ~

Friday, September 28, 2012

Color Scheme Lady Boot Card

Photo compliments of Sharon Pruitt
Day 212 Card Challenge at 365 Cards is Color Scheme. Color Scheme are ALWAYS a challenge for me as I am not sure if I get the colors correct. It may have to do with my eyesight - I don't really know, but I like the challenge regardless. So the above card is what I came up with.
1. Pre-made White Card-stock base by Joann's Essential
2. Top Mat - Card-stock by DCWV the Crafty Stack
3. Green Card-stock banner (I created with square Friskers punch) - Recollection Card-stock
4. Boot - EK Jolee's by You Embellishment - I used Pop-dots from Forever in Time to adhere to the card.
5. Photo - compliments of Sharon Pruitt (actually, my sister Kath and I think this photo looks like our mom)

Why don't you hop on over the blog and join in the fun?   
Thank you for stopping by my blog ~ I appreciate you taking the time and leaving a comment ~ Have a great weekend! ~ Gail ~

Entered in:
Simon Says - anything goes

Thankful Card

Front of Card
Inside the Card
There is always something to be Thankful for...

I am thankful I found A Piece of Heart blog where Sharon provides an inside/outside the card sentiment Freebie every Friday. Thank you so much Sharon ~ you are a blessing!

Today's card was created with the following supplies:
1. 5 x7 Pre-made card -  from Hobby Lobby
2. Designer Paper - K & Company - Classic K Margo Vintage Typography Collage (like, like, like this paper!)
3. Recollections peachy colored paper
4. 3-D Flowers by Petallo
5. Flourish #2 by Sizziz (die cut)
6. Spelling Binders Nestabilities Label 11 Die
7. Powder Puff Mocha Mama ink around the card, flourish and label
8. Corner Round for card
9. Pop-Dots by Forever in Time
10. Sentiment inside and outside of the card by Sharon at A Piece of Heart

This card was entered in Joan's Garden's Challenge #35. Why don't you hop on over and join the fun? You have until October 4 to submit an entry. Enjoy your day!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog ~ your comments bring a smile to my face! ~ Gail ~ 

Also entered in:
Simon Says - Anything Goes

Flower Shaker Card

Day 211 at 365 Card's Challenge is LET MAKES SOME NOISE! Yeah! Shake, Shake, Shake - is music to my ears! Today I created an easy to make shaker card to enter in this challenge.
Supplies used:
    1. ATG & Tape to adhere the Flower Shaker Element by EK Movers & Shakers to the card. (I was blessed to receive many of these different types of shaker elements from my lovely DIL Michelle - so I can shake, shake, shake for along time!
    2. Flower Shaker & Movers Element by EK (inside this shaker window are beads and cuts of paper - very cute indeed - and they make a pleasing to the ear, shaker noise!
    3. Pre-Made (stamped background)The Great RockIsland Route by Paper Studio - I really, really like these background cards! There are a nice variety of cards in the package - I purchased them from Hobby Lobby (1/2 price sale).
    4. Stamp (Have a Great Day) brand name is unknown ( I cut up my stamps from packages and stored them in CD-cases not knowing that someday I should keep the name of the company's for reference - live and learn.) 

Entered in:
Simon Says - anything goes

Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog - I appreciate & read all comments ~ and as the card stamp reads "Have a Great Day!" ~ Gail ~


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree

Cricut Cut - Rock Around the Christmas Tree
The Wobble

I love to use Action Wobbles on my cards!
Here is a 50's Gal Cricut Cut Card I created today using an Action Wobble.
Supplies:
1. Green Glitter Card - DCWV
2. Pine Tree - Create A Critter Cartridge- 3.5 inches
3. Happy Dots Paper by Megan Elizabeth to cut the Pine Tree
4. Fifty's Gal - (Cut -H - 3.47/W 2.83 inches) Nifty-Fifty's Cricut Cartridge
5. Papers - DCWV & The Paper Company
6. Friskers Scallop Punch for the sentiment - white cardstock from Sam's Club
7. Mircron 05 Ink Pens for the Sentiment and Saddle Shoes in colors Black, Red, Green - & MS green ink for the sentiment edging
8. An Action Wobble
9. Friskers 1 1/2 inch circle punch to adhere the Wobble & 50's Gal
10. Recollections teeny tiny pearl for the earring
11. My Gypsy

This card was entered in the Action Wobbles Blog Challenge - Polk-a-Dots.  If you like to Wobble, (Click on the Purple Wobble wording to purchase wobbles) why don't you hop on over and join the fun?

Also entered in:
Simon Says - anything goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today - I am happy you stopped by ~ have a great week! ~ Gail~

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Paris Sketchy Card

I like how this card turned out. I followed Sketch #72 at the Papertake Weekly Challenge
Supplies used to create this card:
    1. Pre-made Size A2 card by DCWV
    2. Back paper - given to me by my sister - unknown brand
    3. Writing paper - K & Company - Life's Journey Layered Script
    4. K&Company - Embossed Life's Journey Patterned Stripped Paper (I love this paper - got it for 12 cents!)
    5. Paris Image (You can download HERE)
    6. Sentiment - Compliments of A Piece of Heart
    7. Friskers Scallop Punch for sentiment
    8. Ribbon Strip - Bo Bunny
    9. ATG/Tape

Also Entered in:
Simon Says - anything goes

Thank you for stopping by - Comments make me smile! Have a wonderful day! ~ Gail ~

S-Card Halloween Spider

Front of Card
Inside Card
Here is a card I created for Cricut Card Challenge #117 -Cardz TV - S Card.
Supplies for this card:
1. 4 1/4 x 11 inches card stock(Olive Green - The Paper Company) for the base. See instructions for creating the S-fold HERE
2. Cricut Cartridge - Doodlecharms, page121 - Spider cut at 3.5 inches
3. DCWV- Ghost & Goblins Green Spider Paper
4. Inside - Free Digi by sdipc (Sorry, I could not locate the link)
5. Black, Micron 01 to draw eyes, eyebrows, nose, mouth on the spider.
6. ATG/tape

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate and read your comments. Do something kind for someone and enjoy Life! ~ Gail ~

Also entered in:
Simon Says - anything goes

Just Be You

Teenagers often struggling with "fitting in."  Well, it also happens with people of all ages.
Today I created a card of encouragement - "Just Be You."  I followed the "Ingredients" to participate in the  365 Card Challenge- Day 201 - Surprise Guest Spot

I did not own any Paper Pretties Digi's so here are the Ingredients listed for the Challenge:
1. 4.25 x 5.5 Card - DCWV - pre-made tan card inked with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
2. Stamped image (digi or rubber) - The pointing hand (adhered with a pop-up by Forever in Time and colored with Studio G ink for the sleeve, and Tattered Rose Distress by Tim Holtz for the hand) is compliments of  Free Vintage Digis Stamps
3. 5 Buttons - by Simplicity. Did you notice the one Green Button at the top of the card on the right-hand side- (This button represents - Just Be You!) - and the Green button is away from the crowd which are the four black buttons on the left side of the card) ~ Iris brand embroidery floss was used through the holes of the buttons and glue dots by Forever In Time were used to adhere the buttons to the card.
4. 3 Different Ribbons - Studio G, Offray and Ki Ribbons were my choices in Black & White
5. Pattern Paper - the  5 1/4 x 4 inch mat cut - K & Company - Typography Collage
6. Sentiment - By Bo Bunny "Just Be You."

I will be giving this card to someone that is struggling to "Just Be You."  Possibly, one of my granddaughters.

Also entered in:
Simon Says - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by my blog - I appreciate and read your comments. Have a great week! ~ Gail ~




Gal on Motorcycle

Life - enjoy the ride.  Life is so short. When I was younger it seemed as the days were very long ~ now that I am growing older, time is flying!  One thing for sure, enjoy the journey while on earth - as life is very short. I find Joy in the Lord - that is what keeps me going.
The supplies used to create this card:
1. Circut Cartridge - Rock Princess - page 32 - cut at 3 1/2 inches
2. Paper: the Paper Company and ColorBok
3. Perfect Pearls - I tried an experiment by using the Perfect Pearls on this cut-out - I think I need lessons!
4. Road - Paper Dolls for Every Day - cut at 4 inches
5. Mountains - Quickutz Die Cut
6. Harley and Sentiment Life, Enjoy the Ride(Kraft-Edgers, Sunset used to trim the rectangle)
7. Card Base - DCWV pre-made card
8. MS inks for accent of sentiment & road
9. Cuttlebug - Swiss Dot Folder for the skirt
10. MS Craft pin - pink for lips
11. MS Glitter for one section of the motorcycle - gas tank area up there by the knee
11. An Action Wobble behind the motorcycle

I entered this card in:
1. Exploring Cricut -  Monday, Sept. 24 Challenge, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles  
(I won this challenge - thank you very much - it was a blessing to win.)

Why don't you hop on over and join the fun?

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day! ~ Gail ~

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

3 Shades of Purple

I like the color Purple - I do not have many purple papers or card-stock, but never-the-less, I like the Color Purple.
Day # 209 at 365 Card Challenges is Color me Purple. 3 Shades of Purple must be used on the card.  The card above is what I came up with - pretty simple, but useful - money or a note can be placed in the envelope. Neat, hun?
Supplies used on this card:
    1. ATG/Tape
    2. Forever in Time - Glue Dots for the purple bow
    3. Purple Ribbon by Offray
    4. DCWV - Pre-made Purple card
    5. Purple paper choices - unknown (I torn them out of the pack they came in - probably DCWV)
    6. Envelope Die Cut - Sizzix - Scallop Lace
    7. Purple Star - self-adhesive embellishment by Studio 112
    8. Squares on the paper - Sizzix Square die cut
    9. Gold Ink on envelope top by MS
   10. Stamp - Hope - by Clear Dollar Stamp - Studio G brown ink

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope you have a grand day! ~ Gail ~


Falling Snow

Day 208 on 365 Card Challenge, has introduced the theme - Imagine This - Falling Snow -whatever this makes you think of, let it inspire your card design.

Well, living in Michigan - Falling Snow makes me thing of bare trees, snowflakes, and lots of snowmen being built. Michigan is truly a Winter Wonderland - especially at Christmas time. So much to do during this season and even though I do not care for COLD weather, it truly is a wonderful adventure to take a night drive and see all of the colorful lights, lawn decorations, and the beautiful snow and snowmen during this time of year in Pure Michigan.

For this card, I used the following items:
1. Pre-made DCWV black card
2. Cricut Cartridge- A Child's Year - snowman with child, shovel, bird cut at 3 1/2 inches using Colorbok white card-stock
3. Tim Holtz - Branch Tree with The Paper Company brown card-stock
4. Martha Stewart inks for the child's outerwear, snowman nose, bird, and shovel
5. Friskers small snowflake punch
6. Forever in Time Pop-dots for the snow scene
7. Scotch brand adhesive for the snowflakes/tree

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Have a great week! ~ Gail ~

 

Sketchy Christmas Card

This card was created for Day 207 - Sunday Sketchy 365 Card Challenge
Supplies used:
     1. Pre-made DCWV Size A2 card
     2. DCWV - The Mrs. Claus's Kitchen Stack
     3. Recollection - green tree brad
     4. Merry Christmas Sentiment Stamp - Clear Dollar Stamps
     5. MS green ink used on the white card-stock banner at the top of the card.
If you enjoy daily card challenges, why don't you hop on over to 365 Card Challenge and join the fun?

Thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog ~ Have a great day! ~ Gail ~


Monday, September 24, 2012

Card Box for size A2 Cards

Side View of Box with drawer






Top of the Box



















 I learned how to make this box from Frenchie on You Tube. For complete directions, please visit HERE  she is a great teacher! She will walk you through the directions, step-by-step - my type of learning!

Supplies used to create this box:
1. The Paper Company - solid blue for the base (Next box I make I will use a heavier card-stock)
2. TPC Studios - Sweet Celebrations You Take the Cake card-stock for the top mat and drawer front
3. Spellbinders Blossom #3 - cut from TPC studio Little Lovin Dots and Circles paper
4. Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Rectangle
5. White Card-stock - DCWV 
6. TPC Studio Stamp - Live Well, etc.
7. Ink - MS brown and Ranger Distress Tea-Dye ink

I entered this project in:
1. Come and Get it Challenges - other than a card challenge
2. Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - anything goes

This project won TOP 3 at Brown Sugar Challenge - Thank you!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Handmade Tissue Tape Card

Did you know you can make your own homemade tissue or fabric tape? There are many tutorials on You Tube to teach you how to do it - various techniques from various teachers. Click HERE for one tutorial using toilet paper and stamps to make tissue tape. That is what I did for the bottom strip. The two middle strip are merely text ripped from a Christian magazine with Magic Brand Scotch tape on top of the text- very easy to do! The top strip is made from fabric that was placed on Terrifically Tacky Tape. 
Supplies for this card:
    * Tissue/Fabric Tape - homemade
    * 3 Pearl-Rhinestone embellishments by Recollections
    * DCWV Brown base A2 Card
    * Scripture - Psalm 139:14 (I created this text  in my Word program using Black Chancery )
    * EK - Real-Estate punch (I like this punch for many of my sentiments)
    * 3-D Pop-ups for the scripture - by Forever in Time
    * Mocha Ink by Powder Puff for the EK punch out
    * Glue or Adhesive for the tissue tape - I think an adhesive will work better as the glue seemed to show through - maybe after it dries it won't be so noticeable?

Thank you for dropping by my blog. Please leave a comment before you leave. I would like to read what you have to say! Thank you and Have a great day! Rejoice in the Lord ~ Gail ~

This card was entered in:
     Stampin Sisters in Christ Sunday Challenge #158 - Handmade  



Wobble Snowman Card with White Tree

Snowmen are a favorite element for my cards. I love snowmen and I have a great collection of them in my home -gifts from friends/family members, as well as my own purchases.Since I am from Michigan, building a snowman is a winter tradition.

This is a Circut Cut Snowman Action Wobble Card. If you have not tried a wobble on your card? An action wobble adheres to the back of your die cut, sentiment, or whatever you want to wobble and then to your card base. They are such fun.

Supplies used to make this Snowman Wobble card:
1. Pre-made White Card-stock Card - Joann's
2. DCWV - A cut from The Winter Magic Stack for the front mat on the card
3. Corner - 3-D Foam Glitter snowflake with a rhinestone by Holiday Inspirations
4. The border - Friskers punch - Threading Water
5. Magnetic Tree Die by Sizzix - white card stock and distressed with MS blue ink - I just love these magnetic dies that are on the market!
6. Blue Hat and Scarf were cut from TPC Studio - Sweet Celebrations You Take the Cake
7. Snowman branches, Orange nose, and black shadow back The Paper Company
8. Colorbok white card-stock for the snowman
9. Cricut Gypsy Wanderings (this is in my Gypsy) - snowman & shadow cut at 3.5 inches
10. Action Wobble - which can be purchased  HERE.

This card was entered in the following card challenges:
1. Joann's Gardens - snowman, tree, blue & white, corner embellishment.
2. Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - Anything goes

Tiny Brad Heart Card

I created this card especially for the 365 Card Challenge #206 Teeny Tiny (3 teeny tiny items on the card)
The supplies used to create this card were:
1. Pre-made Joann Essential white card - size A2
2. K & Company - BW Madeline Painted Roses Paper for the front
3. K & Company School Days Penmanship - I used a strip from the back of this double-side card stock for the green paper ribbon
4. Friskers square punch to cut the end of the ribbon
5. Stampin Up 3 heart paper shapers punch for the 3 tiny heart (white card stock was inked with MS ink)
6. Colorbox Heart Shape Pink mini brads - these brads are on the 3 hearts I punched, but you can barely see them in this picture. The card shows up better in person.
7. ATG/with tape

WOO HOO! If I understand how the 365 Card Challenges works - I created a card for each day this week! My first time ever! However, I just recently found this wonderful card challenge blog - so this was the first time I had the opportunity to create all 7 cards - I was excited and pleased I could accomplish making a card for each day - keeps me THINKING!  Why do you click on the 365 Card Challenge highlighted above and enter their challenges? You will be glad you did - such fun - and while you are there, view the work of others - such great cards!

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I appreciate your comments. Have a great week! ~ Gail ~

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Fairy Card

To children, Magic HappensTo create this card I used the following supplies:
1. Cricut Cartridge - A Child's World - page 77 - Fairy and Shadow cut at 3.5 inches
2. White Card-stock from Sam's club for the fairy and black card-stock by the Paper Company for the shadow
3. Purple cloth ribbon by Wyla Inc. - I purchased this on sale (50 cents) as a clearance from Joann's
4. DCWV - Glitter Purple Card-stock for the mat
5. M.S. Glitter on the star wand
6.Magic Happens digi compliments of TLC
7. EK Punch - Real-estate to cut out the digi
8. Pop-dots on the fairy and sentiment
9. Scotch brand Adhesive
10. Distress Ink - Tattered Rose with sponge used on Fairy and Sentiment (I like to ink up my cards!)

I enter this card in Cardz TV challenge#15 - Bling it Up!    Why don't you hop over and join the fun?

This card was also entered in The Pink Elephant -TPE166 - Monochromatic

Thank you for visiting my blog. I appreciate your comments. Have a great week! ~ Gail ~

Sock Monkey Jumping on the Bed

I won the Action Wobble Challenge for this card entry! Thank you very much!

I really, really like this Sock Monkey Wobble Card! (the wobble is behind the monkey jumping on the bed).
Supplies used for this card:
    1. Pre-made 5x7 card purchased at Michael's store - Value Pack
    2. Sponged on brown ink by Martha Stewart (I really like that grunge look!)
    3. Sock Monkeys, bed, and sentiment from Lettering Delight  - a great place for value digits.
    4. Friskers border punch -LACE
    5. Rhinestones by Recollections
    6. Quickutz die cut for the sentiment
    7. Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive and ATG/tape
    8. Polkadot paper (unknown but probably DCWV)

This card was entered in:
 Action Wobble Challenge  - border and wobble required

Thank you for dropping by - I love to read your comments~ and join my sight while you are here! Thanks a bunch! Have a blessed week! ~ Gail ~  I am off to play with my wobble!


Snowman Card 1

Snowman Cricut Cartridge Card - Supplies used: (Gypsy)
1. A Child's Year Circut Cartridge - cut at 3.5 inches - white card stock by Colorbox - embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
2. Shadow cut - TPC Studio Sweet Celebrations You Take The Cake Card-stock - cut at 3.5
3. Tree Die Cut - Tim Holtz Branch Tree - embossed with Cuttlebug Forest Branches Embossing folder
4. Snowflake (Corner Embellishment)- Tim Holtz Winter Wonderland Die Cut
5. Card - DCWV
6. ATG/Tape and Scotch Brand Quick Dry Adhesive
7. Pop Dot by Forever In Time for the Snowman Cut
8. Rhinestone for the snowflake by Recollections

This card was entered in:
Joan's Gardens Challenge #34 - you can check out the challenge if you click HERE

Thank you for dropping by. 
I appreciate and read all comments ~ Have a Wonderful Week! ~ Gail ~


Teacup Card

This was a fun card to create. I used the Cricut Cartridge A Child's Year - cut at 5 1/2". (page 57)
    Paper used to make the card: well, I am not sure since I torn out my papers from packages, but I would guessDCWV since I purchase stacks of this brand of paper/card-stock. I like their selections.
    The brown and gold square papers are from the Paper Company.
    The brown and gold papers were cut with my paper cutter and I rounded them using the corner rounder.
    The white sentiment card-stock was purchased at Sam's Club and stamped using Powder Puff Chocolate Mocha ink. (Once again, I threw away the brand-names packages of many of my clear stamps so that I could store my stamps in CD cases. I am new to blogging and entering card contests so now I know to keep track of all brand-name supplies to share with viewers of my blog.). The square was mounted on the card with 3-D pop dots - Forever in Time.
    The ribbon is from a Christmas clearance sale at Joann's last year: Raffia Ribbon - 100% rayon.
    I love this little dragon fly cut at 2 inches using the Doodle Charms Cartridge page 93. I used glitter card-stock for the wings and black card-stock for the body - it is mounted with 3-D pop dots - Forever in Time.
This is a sweet card that can be used for many occasions. I love my Cricut!
I entered this card in the following challenges:
* 2- Sisters Challenge Blog - Challenge #110 - Things with Wings
* Shelly's Images -TTChallenge - Show us your shape
* Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge #3 - Anything Goes (limit 3 entries)
* Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Blog - Shape (limit 3 projects)
* Papertake Weekly Challenge - fall colors


Friday, September 21, 2012

Color Scheme

Color Scheme Challenges are the most difficult for me basically because I have trouble figuring out the colors when viewing color tags -LOL.  Never-the-less, I still like the challenge - it keeps me thinking and I need that!
Today's I created this card for the 365 Card Challenge #205. You can read about this challenge if you click HERE.
I used the following supplies to create this card:
    1. Pre-made Joann's Essentials white card
    2. Mat - blue checker paper  (Unfortunately, I torn many of my papers out of stacks so I do not know the brand name of this paper)
    3. DCWV - life is GOOD - sentiment - this was on a page with a ton of different labels to cut out.
    4. Wood-look card-stock used at the bottom of the card is by DCWV
    5. Paper Punch used to punch border on the wood-look card-stock was Martha Stewart eyelet lace
    6. ATG and tape
    7. Pop-dots by Forever in Time for the back of the sentiment

Thank you for dropping by my blog. I appreciate your comments. Have a wonderful day! ~ Gail ~

This card was also entered in:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes - (limit 3 entries)

Girly Card

Supplies used to create this Girly Card:
     1. Pre-made Essential Joann White Card
     2. DCWV Nana's Kids Pink Lady Bug Cardstock
     3. The Paper Company - Pink Card Stock
     4. Dotted Swiss embossing by Cuttlebug - I had to have this embossing folder!!
     5. EK - Disney Hannah Montana Dimensional Stickers; Guitar, Butterfly and Heart - my girlyl items

I entered this card in the 365 Card Challenge #204 - Challenge Combo. Click HERE to read the requirements and to enter the challenge. This is a super fun challenge as it gets you to THINK about making a card each day. Have fun and enjoy! ~ Gail ~

Gingerbread Card


I created this Card for the 365 Card Challenge #203 It's Whats in the Inside,
Supplies used for this card:
   1, DCVW - pre-made A2 green card
   2. Friskers Leave it to Weave Border Punch
   3. Red Glitter ribbon through the border punch - Celebrate It Holiday Noel
   4. Inside the card - DCWV The Mrs. Clause Kitchen Stack - section of the paper
   5. Circle Cut  in the front of the card- Quickutz die
   6. Corner punch (unknown brand I have had this for 20 years) to round corners of the card

If you wish to join in the fun - click HERE to read all about it.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day! ~Gail~

This card was also entered in
Creative Craft Challenge2 - anything goes
Papelitos Challenges - anything goes

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Snowman Card

This card was made for Joan's Garden Weekly Challenge #34.  If you would like to enter this challenge, click HERE to read all about it.
Supplies used to make this card:
1. Pre-made white card - white card-stock from Sam's club
2. Background card-stock TPC Studio Sweet Celebrations you take the Cake
3. Tree - unknown brand rubber stamp I got as a gift from a friend - inked with MS white ink
4. Snowflake rubber stamp - unknown brand - inked with MS white ink.
5. Sizzix corner die cut
6. Tim Holtz die cut Winter Wonder
7. Dotted Swiss Cuttlebug folder used on the snowman

Thank you for stopping by to view this card. I appreciate and read all comments. Have a blessed week ~ Gail ~

This card was also entered in:
Creative Craft Challenges2 - anything goes
Papelitos Challenges - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes (challenge is every 2 weeks)


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

White Space

Today's challenge (Tuesday September 18) is White Space at 365 Card Challenge. A sketch was provided to design the card. Once again, I felt challenges. 
Supplies used for my White Space Card:
     *White Cardstock Card - DCWV
     * Forever in Time Paper Medley scrapbook paper - black and white bricks
     * K & Company Adhesive Chipboard - butterfly and red flower with rhinestone 
                 (The K&Company embellishments were a gift from my mom)
     * ATG/Tape for the brick mat paper

If you would like to join the fun, hop on over by clicking HERE to learn all about it.

I appreciate your comments and visiting my blog. Have a God-filled Day! ~ Gail ~

This card was also entered in:
Creative Card Challenge2 - anything goes
Papelitos Challenges - anything goes

Flag Card

Today's Card Challenge is Flagged- September 17, 2012 at 365 Cards Challenge

To create this card I used the following supplies:
    * White pre-made card basic from Joann Essentials
    * Forever in Time Paper Medley - MAT
    * G-Studio Ribbon
    * DCWV - Ghost and Goblins border cut as flags
    * DCWV - Ghost and Goblins Boo tag (this tag is not glued on the card, it is held in place by the flags.) This tag can be removed and then used as a journal tag since the back is blank.
    * Score tape for the flags and the ribbon
    * ATG/tape for the mat
 I am thinking this design could be used for future birthday, holiday, get-well cards, etc.

If you wish to join the fun - click HERE to read the requirements.

As always, I appreciate your comments and thank you so much for stopping by! Have a God-blessed Day! ~Gail~

Monday, September 17, 2012

Shaker Boot Card

Day 197 at 365 Cards is Sponge Grunge - I am a sponge grunge kind of gal - love using my inks and finger sponges on my cards, sentiments, etc. I like the look!
So here is what I came up with:
 Here are the supplies to create this card:
1. DCVW Orange Card
2. Friskers Oval Punch & I wrote the Howdy on the white card-stock that I sponge grunge
3. Gala yarn - I ran a very thin line of Best Glue Ever on the card then laid the yarn down to look like a rope.
4. The Cowboy Boot is a self-adhesive Shaker Card by EK Success (I got a ton of different type of shaker cards from my dear daughter-in-law - I was so blessed to receive them.)
5. Sponge Grunge was created using the Imagine sponge dauber and Powder puff Mocha Mama ink


Color Scheme

I am enjoying the Daily Card Challenges at 365 Cards. What a challenge for me as well! Yet, lots of fun! You can join in the fun too. Click here to read all about it!
This card is for Challenge 198 Color Scheme
Supplies for the card were as follows:
    1. DCWV - Mariposa Card for the green
    2. Blue Gingham Check paper - unknown
    3. Tan Ribbon -Offray - I made this bow by punching holes in the card
    4. Gold Star and Hi sentiment Making Memories Looking Glass (I really like these buttons!)
    5.Gold Rhinestone Studio 18
    6. ATG/tape for the strip - the others were self-adhesive.

Thank you for coming to view my blog. I appreciate your comments. Have a Blessed Day! ~ Gail ~



Fall Card

Fall is almost here! In Michigan, fall is one of the most wonderful seasons of all - I love Fall! All the beautiful colors - red, orange, brown, - just beautiful.
I created a Fall card today and used the following supplies:

    1. Value Pack Cards/Envelope - 5x7 Manila Card purchased at Michaels
    2. DCWV Harvest Gathering Card Stock for the Mat - I really like this leaf pattern.
    3. Black Ribbon with orange lines by Studio G
    4. Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tea Dye
    5. Scripture - compliments of My Daydream Designs
    6. The 5  Rhinestones - Studio 18
    7 - EK Punch - Real Estate Sign
    8. Leaf brad by Recollections
    9. Pop dots for the scripture card by Forever in Time
I entered this card in the following challenges:
* 365 Cards - Day 199 - 5 for Fall
* Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenges - #157 - Scripture copied from Stampin Sisters Blog:

"Let us not become weary in doing good for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."
Galatians 6:9

Why don't you hop on over to both of these sites and join in on the fun? 
Thank you for visiting my blog - I read all comments and I like to read what you have to say! Have a blessed week! ~ Gail ~

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Fall Harvest Card

I created this card for Day 200 at 365 Cards Challenge - Sketch
Super Sketchy Sunday - visit the blog to see the sketch to follow
* This card was also entered in Stampin'Sisters in Christ Challenges - Fall/Harvest Challenge #157 

Supplies used:
* Card base - Joann Craft Essentials Value Pack Cards/Envelopes - white
* Mat - DCWV Autumn Gathering
* Strips made from DCWV Adhesive Ghosts & Goblins 4.5x 6.5 pack
* Sentiment - compliments of TLC Creations
* Die Cut - Hanging Sign - Tim Holtz
* Glitter Rhinestone Stickers - Recollections
* Mocha Mama Powder Puff Chalk Ink

Thank you for stopping by - I enjoy reading comments ~ have a God-blessed day! ~ Gail ~

Fringed Card

I created this card for 365 Cards - Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Card Challenge - FRINGE BINGE
Supplies used to make this card:
1. DCWV Card base
2. Cricut Create A Critter Cartridge
3. The Paper Company card-stock:yellow, brown, tan, black, and red
4. Cuttlebug Dotted Swiss Folder for the handkerchief on the horse
5. Gala Yarns (purchased at Big lots for $1 - I love a deal!) yarn was glued on the tail
6. Google Eyes - (unknown brand from stash - I purchased at Michaels)
7. ATG/tape and Glue N' Seal

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Feel free to leave a comment and have a blessed week! ~ Gail ~

Keep It Simple Card

365 Cards blog spot Daily Challenges.
I entered this card in  #196 - Wednesday 9/12 Keep It Simple Challenge.
The Rules are:
     Lots of White Space
   Simple Sentiment - (not too wordy)
   One embellishment - any size or shape 

Supplies used to make this card:
* Pre-made white Card - DCWV
* Red striped sticker ribbon by Ki
* Making Memories Looking Glass sentiment 
 How simple is that!   
Why don't you hop on over and join the fun? 

Thank you for stopping by. I love to read your comments - have a blessed week! ~ Gail ~ 
    

Black & White Card

Black and White Card + 1
Supplies used to make this card:
    1. White card stock for the background & mat
    2. Old stash unknown (I think it was animal prints) for the mat
    3. Cuttlebug embossing folder
    4. Bow - Studio G
    5. Embellishments: Jolee's Boutique & Me - Ink, Paper, feather & My Big Ideas Card-stock Glitter Scroll
I entered this card in 2 Sisters Challenge Blog - why don't you hop on over and enter too?

Thank you for stopping by and I appreciate your comments. Have a blessed week! ~ Gail ~

Black & White

Black & White +1
Supplies used to create this card:
1. White cardstock for card
2. Black & White polka-dot cardstock for mat (old stash unknown)
3. Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge
4. Sizzlers Button Die Cut for the button
5. Pink ribbon for the button and pink cardstock for the nose
6. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
7. Martha Stewart - pink ink

This card was entered in:
* 2 Sisters Card Challenge #109 - Black & White +1 
Why don't you hop on over and enter too? Challenge ends 9/21/2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Stairstep Card ~ Halloween

I am on a roll with stair-step cards. This is card number 2 entry for Joan's Gardens Challenge for this week. Directions for a stair-step card are listed here at Selma's Stamping Corner.
Supplies used to make this card:
     1. DCWV Ghost and Goblins ( I used 2 different sheets to cut the mats for this card)
     2. Colorbok - black card-stock base
     3. ATG/tape

Why don't you hop on over to Joan's Gardens and join in on the fun?  This card is easy to make and tons of possibilities for decorating the card . Ends - 9/20/2012

This card was also entered in Shelly's Images (anything goes)
As always, I enjoy reading your comments and have a great week! ~ Gail ~

Stairstep Card~ Halloween

Stairstep Halloween Card
If you have not created a stair-step card you can learn how by following Selma's directions, click HERE
Card Supplies to create this card:
     1. DCWV Ghost and Goblins Cardstock (I used three different sheets from the pack to make the card
         base and for the mats)
     2. Stickabilities - 7/16th inch black stickers- for the BOO!
     3. ATG and tape

I entered this card in Joan's Gardens Challenge - Create a Stair-Step Card. Why don't you hop on over and create one too?  I enjoy reading your comments. Enjoy your week! Ends 9/20/2012

Scripture copied from Joan's Gardens blogspot.
Ephesians 3: 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Halloween Card

 Circut Halloween Card
Supplies used: (Note: I used my Gypsy to cut items out)
1. Manilla folder for card base- Cricut Just Because Card, page 46, height cut at 5.5 inches
2. Scallop trim on card - Cricut Just Because Card cut with card - Colorbok black card-stock
2. DCWV Ghost and Goblins Card Stock with Witch Background
3. Bats - Simply Charmed Cartridge - page 59, height cut at 1 inch
4. Fence - Heritage Cartridge, page 45, height cut at 2.75 inches
5. Friskers 1 inch circle punch for the moon - yellow card-stock scrap piece
6. ATG gun and tape for the scallop punch, background card-stock, and moon
7. Pop-dots used for the bats
8. Glue n' Seal used for the fence - this is the BEST glue for intricate cuts

This card was entered in the following card challenges:
 CARDZ TV - Halloween Card - use the Card Feature from a Cartridge - ends September 25th
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
Shelly's Images - anything goes


Thank you for stopping by my blog. I appreciate you taking the time to view my work. I enjoy reading your comments. Have a blessed week! ~ Gail ~

Wedding Card



My second cousin Jake is getting married January 5, 2013. So I made this wedding card for them today. The top card I entered in the challenge and then made revision on the second card by adding Colorbok Accent (Love Always) and pearls (green and white) by Recollections.  I might need to add a bow too.  What do you think?
*DCVW Chocolate Brown Card
*The Paper Company - Mint Green card-stock for lace
* Ribbon - K i Memories
* Spellbinders Die - Labels 11 (top) - QuickKutz oval die cut (bottom)
* Martha Stewart - eyelet lace border punch
* Martha Stewart Ink - Brown and Green
* ATG gun/Score Tape
* Sentiment & Names - I created on my computer
I learned the paper lace technique from Kimberly Click on her name to watch the You Tube Video.
This card was entered in the following challenges:




Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Country Life Cricut Cartridge

Circut Cartridge Country Life (4"cut)
* Friskers punches: Fence and grass
* The Paper Company papers
* Sentiment compliments of  Dee's Bugaboo Boutique
* Mocha Powder Puff Chalking ink
* I used colored pencils to add color to the eyebrows, eyes, nose and mouth on the country girl

This card was entered in the following card challenges:
* Exploring Circut -must include a person
* Stamp and Create - anything goes  
* Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes 

Thank you for stopping by - I appreciate your comments. Have a great week!


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Dresser Christmas Card


Crafty Catz is having a weekly challenge and Christmas is the Theme - limit one entry. Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year

Dresser Card - many of you have already visited the site for making a Dresser Card - if not, you can view how to make one HERE
I enjoyed making this type of card. Many more to come in the future.

What I used to make this card:
* Dresser card instructions
* Cricut Cartridge - Heritage page 49 - Charm- cut at 4 inches
* Green Glitter ribbon
* Merry Christmas ribbon
* Christmas Die cuts - K&Company - on the sentiment and drawers
* Recollection brads for the drawers
* EK label punch
*The Paper Company- brown paper
* Aluminum foil for the mirror

Contest ends September 10th, 2012

Thank you for stopping by - I appreciate your comments. Have a great week!