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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Cards.....

Finally sitting down to get my Christmas Cards done.
I mean... started :)
I personalize my cards to the recipient
for the most part ...

The first is for a newly wed couple...

 This one is for an avid gardner/bird watcher...

 This one is for someone who adores 'simple'
with clean lines...

and this one is for a family with children...

Various papers, prima flowers, distress inks,
embellies, brads and an old strand of metal
snowflake garland that I cut apart and distressed
with Tim Holtz ,Picket Fence, crackle paint
NOW I am in the Christmas Spirit :)
Thanks for stopping by.

Ready ~ Set ~ Craft!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Club Ruby Christmas Club Kit (Sneak Peek)

Christmas Mini
All papers from the Club Ruby December Kit

Club Ruby December Kit (Sneak Peek)

A simple layout
Only the third layout I've ever done :)
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how you, too, can become a part of this
amazing online community!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Friendship Card

A dear friend of mine celebrated Thanksgiving
in Florida (without me?) and I wanted to send
her off with a little card to let her know how much her
friendship means to me.

Although not an official Club Ruby submission,
the papers used on this card were leftovers from the
November Club Ruby kit.

I tried a simple card with just a few strips
of paper to showcase the image!
Close up of the image
I used Copic Markers on this
sweet little image
LOVE the hedgehog!

Ready ~ Set ~ Craft!

Sneak Peek November Club Ruby

The following sneak peeks are from the
November Club Ruby Kit

Tri-shutter card - closed

Explosion Album

Head to Club Ruby Designers to check out more projects

Sneak Peek - October

I'll be showing a few sneak peeks of Design Team projects I've completed
for the last couple of months of Club Ruby

The October Halloween Kit included papers from Graphic 45 Alice in Wonderland

"Sorry I'm Late" birthday card.

Explosion Album

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Ready To Create

I have been absent from my blog for two months...
and almost as long from my craft room.
(Well, except for my Design Team Projects for Club Ruby)
I have no idea how or when life got so busy, but it did,
and now I am reclaiming some ME time.

During my absence my baby sister got married ...
my eldest was busy with basketball...
my youngest was busy with friends and growing up....
my husband was busy landscaping, working on the new house
and coaching basketball
and I was busy being a taxi driver, a cheerleader,
a sleepover host, a wife, mother, friend and sister.
I am  not complaining about any of those things!

However, all those who know me know that one thing was
missing... and that was the crafting part of me.
It is, without a doubt, the one thing that keeps me grounded when
life gets a little overwhelming!
So... I am looking forwward to being in my craft room!!!

Ready ~ Set ~ Craft

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Computer Bug

Sorry for the time lapse between posts!
My computer was sick sick sick....
Nasty little virus! All cleaned up and back home now.
I've been busy working away on  my DT projects for
Above Rubies Studio and will get sneak peeks on shortly.
Hope everyone is enjoying the last few days of summer!

Ready ~ Set ~ Craft!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Happy 13th Birthday Banner

Another banner...
I just LOVE making them!
Lots going on with this one
paper piercing - embellies - beads

I used stickles all over some of the butterflies

And just outlined some of the butterflies

The paper is from Stampin' Up (LOVE IT)
Butterfly punch is also from Stamin' Up
Tim Holtz Stickles
I used the Alphalicious Cricut Cart for the letters

Alec loved it and has it hanging in her room...
We're going to take off the #13 and add 'DAY'
so she can leave it up year round!

Ready ~ Set ~ Craft!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Shower Time!

Getting ready to throw a baby shower!
Here are some of the decorations.


Close-up of the Owl...
how sweet is this!!!!!!

Super Ca-ute Raccoon...
Her theme is Woodland Creatures :)

Cupcake Boxes...
The fox and the fawn are my favs!
ohhh and the hedgehog too and
yep, the squirrel. Okay nevermind I just love 'em all!

Explosion Album...
Okay, these are soo much fun to make.

There are also wall hangings and a handful
of animals to use in the baby's room and for
a scrapbook album.

Mind's Eye Paper
Give A Hoot Cricut Cartridge

Ready ~ Set ~ Craft!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Pictures Coming Soon

Banner for Baby Shower - check
Explosion Album for Baby Shower - check
Cupcake boxes for Baby Shower - check
Banner for Alec's 13th birthday - check
Banner for a friends' 50th birthday - check
Cards for all occasions - check check check
Out of ATG tape - CHECK

I have been very busy making tons of items
and am ready to take pics tomorrow and post.
Sorry I have been MIA, not for lack of want!

Club Ruby has officially kicked off and the
Design Team is working away to bring
amazing crafts to our little corner of the web!
Not sure what Club Ruby is?
Head on over to Above Rubies Studio
and find out!
Ready ~ Set ~ Craft!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sweet Dreams!

 Shower card for a dear friend.
The sleeping fox is from the 
"Give A Hoot"  Cricut cartridge.

I am blessed with two beautiful daughters
and forever marvel at the gift of life!
Congrats Shannon and Timothy!
Thanks for stopping by!

Ready ~ Set ~ Craft!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Go Wild

So.. Saturday, May 22 I posted a sentimental card
on my blog for my daughter Alec who will turn 13
this Sunday. The BAD part of being ahead with
birthday cards is you run the risk of having to make TWO!
Alec and I were at Hobby Lobby and she found this paper
that she just HAS to have and begs me to make a 
card for her out of this fuzzy, zebra, wild paper.

Here is the card closed...

Here is the card open...

 The fuzzy wild paper is from Paper Studio
Punches: Stampin' Up Scallop & Dot edge punch
#13  Thickers fabric pack (Distressed with Eggplant Ink)
Tim Holtz mini background stamp
I used zebra ribbon to secure the gift card
I love tri-shutter cards as they have
a perfect place for a gift card.
Thanks for stopping by!!

Ready ~ Set ~ Craft!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Anya Ink Challenge - 3 flowers/2 buttons/1 bow

School is just around the corner and
every year, on the first day of school,
I tuck a card into both Alec and
Sky's backpacks.
My youngest, Skylar, is going into 4th grade
and she just watched Alice In Wonderland, again.
So... I decided to make a 'homework' sheet
for Alice and dated 8.24.10.

Close up of Alice
All colouring was done with
Copic Markers

Close up of the homework
I used a Tim Holtz' Embossing Folder and
distressed it with Brocade Blue Stampin' Up Ink
There is a little note tucked under the homework
for Skylar... wishing her the best year ever :)
The paper is all scraps from various stores
Alice is stamped on 90# watercolor paper
The middle flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts
the other two are Prima flowers.
The buttons are from Stampin' Up.

Thanks for stopping by - check out Anya Ink
The DT has some gorgeous inspiration!

Ready ~ Set ~ Craft

Ever just sit and color?

I think putting marker tip to paper
is soooo relaxing!
So, tonight, I played with one of my
new stamp sets
"Greeting Card Kids"
from Stampin' Up.
All I can say is - I didn't even get to the
card making part :)

Here are the stamps in B&W
There are four stamps in this set.

I am not a demonstrator for Stampin' Up
(I do have tons of their stamps)
But this is the first set I have used my
Copics on and like the way they turned out.
Thanks for stopping by!

Ready  ~ Set ~Craft!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Anya Ink Challenge B&W and one color

So I am super behind in getting this card done
and rushed it a bit...
I know WHY they call it a CHALLENGE ...
Black and White and One Color - Oy Vey!
I tried my hand at charcoal pencils and think maybe
I'll stick with Copics (Which means I need more)
Picture quality is NOT the best
Anyway... here is my take
Black White and Pink

Just Love This Digi!
The paper is scrap from something
The ribbon is from Stampin' Up
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts

Ready ~ Set ~ Craft

Friday, July 30, 2010

Shower Card for my Sister Carrie!

So...my baby sister is getting married!!
There are four of us girls and we're all so excited!
I chose this image becuase it looks like Carrie,
and I forever remember her like this!

The inside of the card reads...
"We read you fairy tales
when you were young,
knowing one day
your prince would come!
Wishing you a
Happily Ever After"

Close up of the image from
Sugar Nellie

I chose the
Cherish and Today Sentiments
for the front of the card
The pull tag says...
"For today is your

There is a hodgepodge of product on this card.
Tim Holtz Crackle Paint, Stickles & Embellies
Paper from GCD Autumn Afternoon
Lace from Jo Ann Fabrics
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Vintage brads from Stampin' Up

Ready ~ Set ~ Craft!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Birthday Card for a Friend who Loves PURPLE

I have a couple of posts tonight :)
This one is a very simple card for a dear friend
who LOVES the color purple.
I literally had 15 minutes to throw it together!
I had colored the image with her in mind but
had not yet made the card.

Love this little Tilda Image
Paper: Stampin' Up Elegant Eggplant &
Stampin' Up More Mustard
Pearls are from Jo Ann Fabrics
Prima Flowers from Michael's
Copic Markers

Ready~ Set~Craft

Friday, July 23, 2010

Christmas in July

Anya Ink has posted another challenge.
I am soooo ready for Christams cards now!
Head on over and check out the
Design Team creations - so sweet!

I just love this winter image - she's precious!

The sentiment is from Catslife Press
I used distress crackle paint around the edges 
of all the layers to give the wintery look. 

Ready ~ Set ~ Craft!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Anya Ink Challenge 'Make a Scene'

I finally had my camera home from work to take pics
and sure enough the sun exited ... stage left LOL
For the Anya Ink Challenge
I decided to do a tri-shutter card but I
changed the orientation a bit.
"Lazy Days of Summer"
Sorry for the poor light on some of them.

And finally - a picture of the card closed,

The paper is Minds Eye
I used watercolor paper and Copics for the images
Prima Flowers and Recollection Brads
Distressed Stickles on the butterfly wings and flowers
The DIGIS are all from CC Designs

Whatcha Think?

Ready ~ Set ~ Craft!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Jen Young's Card Challenge

Jen Young is hosting a card challenge on her blog

This is my take on the sketch.
I am SOOO ready for Fall

I did have to change the sketch a bit
my sentiment needed to be at the top :)
Minds Eye Paper/SU papers
Greetng Farm Digi Image
Copic Markers
Yes, those are REAL leaves
Prima Flowers
The swing top/bottom is from CC Designs
The Hemp Cord is from Wally World I think ;)

Ready ~ Set ~ Craft

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ian Kurt's Birthday Card and... Anya Ink Challenge

My sweet nephew is now a
Genuine Teenager!
How the heck did THAT happen?

The Anya Ink Challenge is about BLING
(Head On Over There and Check It Out!)

It's hard to create a card for a young man
with bling... but...
the paper is glittery (pic doesn't show very well)
the lapel on the suit coat is covered
in vintage photo stickles and
I added some silver embellies as well.

Whatcha think?
Ready ~ Set ~ Craft!