Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I would like to say Thank You for all the wonderful comments that everyone left. I am so glad that you enjoyed both the tour and my projects. I had so much fun making them. The winner of the Blog Candy is
OpenID Jilliree said...

I think all your projects are WOW!!!

Congratulations Jill. I hope that you enjoy your Christmas Postcard stamp. I would love to see what you do with it.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Welcome to my humble castle. I am so glad that you accepted your invitation to come. Please feel free to browse the projects that have been set out for your enjoyment. Once your journey through my castle is complete, I hope that you will leave me a comment and one lucky traveler will receive the Christmas Postcard stamp as a token of my appreciation!

When I first saw this stamp in the mini catalog, I knew that I had to have it. I could just see all the potential that it had. This first project that I would like you to see is a simple but elegant card. This card was made with Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler card stock. A piece of Designer paper from the Deck the Halls , Gold embossing powder and the Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon.But what is that you say? You are extremely busy this time of the year. Then this next project is the one for you! With the help of My Digital Studio and the Deck the Halls download, you can create this postcard.

Now let us continue our journey through the castle and move to presentations. We all know that it is "All about the presentation". Your present is wrapped and you need a little card to go with it. Feast your eyes on these. Each card comes with its own unique envelope. Always Artichoke, Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler card stock was used along with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder and Frost White Shimmer Paint. Gold Lame Smooch Ink accented the bells on the stamp set.

This would be ideal for those little gifts! Mini Lunch Sacks, Scallop Squares Duo, Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper, Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons and Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon are all you need to make this.

And now for the WOW! project. Drum Roll Please...

Who wouldn't want to open this!! Early Espresso and Very Vanilla card stock, Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink, the Gold Lame Smooch Ink and the Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon was used on this.

Now that your journey through my castle is over, it's time for the blog candy. If you would like to be entered into the drawing for the Christmas Postcard stamp, there are two requirements:
1. email me your name and email address
2. leave a comment about the projects.
One lucky traveler will win the Christmas Postcard stamp.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoyed tour through this castle.


Here is a card that I did at a Technique Class. The Shaving Cream Technique was such a big hit. I really love how the colors mixed together and made this beautiful background paper. Can't you just see all the possibilities with this technique. I think I am going to try it out for Christmas. I got the inspiration while surfing the internet but I am sorry that I don't remember who I got it from.
Hope you like it!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Here is a card that I made for a New Catalog Swap back in the summer. I used the Level I hostess set Because I Care. Would you look at the bow! I got The Magic Bow Maker from my friend, Lee Conrey, and just love it. A perfect bow everytime. Thanks Lee!!
Hope you like it!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Here is a card that I made this summer for a swap that I was in. I love the Reverse Spotlighting Technique. It adds a unique twist to the card. I used Marina Mist and Cherry Cobbler card stock.
Hope you like it!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Christmas Collage

Here is a Christmas card that I made using the Christmas Collage Stamp from the mini catalog. I love the simplicity of this card. I think the large button from the Deck the Halls Designer Buttons really adds to it and the Decorative Label Punch is so cool.
Hope you like it.

Sunday, October 31, 2010


OK I promise this will be the last gift that I post. This gift was a Shadow Box Card. They are so pretty and I had never made one before. The thing that I love the most about these exchanges is that it gives me the opportunity to try out new things. I remember seeing a tutorial on Dawn Griffith's blog and after watching it, I knew that this is what I wanted to do. I used the Just Believe set and I really liked how it turned out.
Let me know what you think!

Saturday, October 30, 2010


I wanted to share another gift for the exchange that I was in. But first let me tell you a little story to see if you can relate. I bought a brayer some time ago but never got it out because I wasn't sure how to use it. So after searching many blogs, I found this wonderful card and guess what? There was a video to show me how to do it. So I would like to thank Meg Loven for her wonderful video.
This will definitely be a technique that I use at my next Technique Class. I cased the card except that I changed the color to Marina Mist, I also used the Elegant Bouquet Impressions folder.
I would love to hear from you.

Friday, October 29, 2010


Here is another gift that I made for the Exchange. It is a Purse Scrapbook. I signed up for Stamping School. It is an on line video tutorial website. You should check them out. I made the Purse out of the New In Colors and the Designer Paper came from the Level 1 Hostess Gifts. Hope you like it!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Good morning,
This past month, I participated in a Holiday Gift Exchange through a group that I am in. One gift was to be personalized. So I went to one of my favorite blogs and found this on Angie Kennedy Juda's blog Chic n Scratch. What I love about this blog are the videos. I am such a visual person. I cased this wonderful card box, envelopes and cards with the exception of changing the colors. I am so in love with Pear Pizzazz. Tell me what you think! I hope you like it. Wouldn't this make a wonderful gift for Christmas!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Well, another month went by and time to do another 6x6 page for the recipe swap. I used the sketch SC22 from Soul Scrappers and had it done in no time. I think I have found my new BFF.
Let me know what you think.

Monday, September 13, 2010

My First MDS Scrapbook Page

Good Morning,
I am so excited to show you my very first MDS Scrapbook page. I joined a group
called Soul Scrappers and decided to participate in this challenge (Sketch Challenge SC18). I also am in a recipe scrapbook swap so this is what I will be sending this month. The swap will be mounted on a layer of Concord Crush and then another layer of Crumb Cake. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Teacher Appreciation Week Thank You Card

I made another Thank You card as Domino's Pizza provided lunch for the teachers and staff. I really like how this one turned out. I hope you like it too!! This card is 8 1/2 x 11, scored at 5 1/2. I used Cottage Wall DSP along with Rich Razzelberry card stock. I got to try out my new Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die. I learned how to make the Top Note bigger from one of Patty Bennett's Big Shot tutorials. Let me know what you think. Stay tuned, I will be posting some Teacher Appreciation Gifts next time.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

WOW!! Thank You

Hey! I just wanted to say Thank You for all the wonderful comments that you left about my projects. I had so much fun working on this tour both behind the scenes and also designing my projects. I realized that I had not posted much since the last tour. You know how life seems to get in the way. It wasn't that I wasn't making anything, I would just not take a picture and post it here. Well, hopefully that has changed.

It is Teacher Appreciation Week here where I live. We had their luncheon today and it was provided by Macaroni Grill. I volunteered to make the Thank you note for all the teachers and staff to sign. I wanted to do something a little different so I decided to use two sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 card stock. Let me know what you think.

I used Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, and Sahara Sand card stock. I used some DSP from the Sweet Pea Paper Stack. Stamp sets include Vintage Vogue, Very Vintage wheel, Enjoy every moment, and Vintage Labels.

I got the idea for the layout from the Saturday Sketch Challenge 149 over at Stamping 411. This is the first challenge that I have ever participated in and I was really excited.

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, April 29, 2010

I would like to welcome you, the Royal Tourist, to my castle. I am so excited to be a part of this Blog Tour. I am really happy to be using the Fresh Cuts stamp set. This is the first set that I bought when I started stamping again. This stamp set coordinates with the Fresh Cuts Notes Die-Cut Cards but it is so versatile that it can be used by itself to make wonderful cards or other projects. I hope that you like what I did with it.

This first card showcases the stamp set with the die cut cards.It is such a quick and easy way to make a thank you card, thinking of you card or just about any type of card that you might need. I used Melon Mambo ink and cardstock.

This next card is probably my most favorite of all. I just love the easel cards. I used heat embossing and the spotlight technique to give this card an elegant look. I think Rich Razzleberry and Basic Black card stock go so well with each other. I used the Scallop Trim Corner Punch along with the Scallop Trim Border Punch for accents.

Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo card stock, along with Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper were used on this next project. I don't know about you, but I always need a scratch pad on my desk. Wouldn't this be a wonderful gift for someone. Each time that they use it, they will know that you are thinking of them.

I really had fun making this 3x3 note card box and the thank you cards that go with it. I really love how the Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper coordinates with this stamp set. I took the Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Orchid Opulence colors from the Designer Paper and made the 3x3 thank you cards. I used the reverse masking technique and I also used the color spritzer for an added touch.

Don't forget to look for clues needed to sign up for the Big Shot Drawing. I hope that you have enjoyed looking at my samples as much as I enjoyed working on them. Have a Blessed Day and enjoy yourself on the tour.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I'm on the Royal Blog Tour! It's launching April 30 through May 3. I'm so excited I've been chosen to be a Princess! I hope you'll become a Royal Tourist and ride along in a Royal Coach. Please come and visit my castle during the tour! For more information, please check out these links!

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