Wednesday, April 29, 2009

It's Coffee Break Time

Good Wednesday Morning, once again. The Diva's are ready with their challenges, which was a sketch challenge this week. You can check in the blog, to see just what the sketch looks like then you can join in with us!!! We would sure love to have you join us!!!

Today's sketch was rather easy to use, something that will lend inself to many different types of cards. I am using Baja Breeze, Ruby Red, Going Gray and Whisper White. I used most of these in cardstock, with the addition of Baja Breeze Design Series Paper. I also used Whisper White Craft ink and embossed the design on the Ruby Red strip throught the center of the card. I used Upsy Daisy #111710 for the stamp set, used the scallop punch, the ticket corner punch, the oval punch and the large white brads. Designing a card using SU's punches can be an absolute breeze, TRY THEM!! They are available on my SU website, you can shop 24/7... can't find better hours and no mall lines!!!! ;~~)

I do thank you and appreciate that you do stop by and take a look at my blog!! Take care of YOU, and so stop back!!!

Enjoy your day... it's a gift from our God!!



Wednesday, April 22, 2009

It's Coffee Break Time

Good Wednesday morning to you!! I hope you have been checking out the other Divas blogs and their cards... we have some really talented people in our group. We would also love to have you play along in our weekly challenge. Check in at

Our challenge this week is a color challenge. The colors given are: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Basic Grey, Going Grey, and Basic Black. I love to do color challenges, but I found these colors hard to put together... I wanted to add an Old Olive or a Pixie Pink or something. However, I got them done... yes I did two cards. The first one, I did embossing with SU's Iridecent Ice EP. When taking the picture... it's hard to tell just what you are looking at... so the card DOES look much better IRL than it does in the picture. I used Urban Oasis, since one of the patterened papers was a black pattern, so I did put something different in the card. I mentioned the embossing, I also used the scalloped punch, and the corner rounder. I used black brads from the Vintage collection of brads and the 1/4 inch black ribbon. The stamp set I used is Music Expressions #113718.

The second card is done with the Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Grey and the Urban Oasis. The Basic Grey, I used the Texturz plate in my Big Shot, and I also added the black ribbon to this card also. I used two stamp sets, Live Like You Mean It #111586 for the flowers and for the sentiment I used Bella's Bloom #111600.

I do hope you enjoy looking through our cards and I hope you also get some inspiration so you can do your own cards. I enjoy making cards SO MUCH, because when I give a card to someone, I'm kinda giving them a part of me, and plus I've taken the time to make the card for them, which makes it more special. So try it... are you are card maker????!?

I am currently offering a card making class twice a week for the local people. I would love to have you attend. We do have lots of fun, and plus it gives us an evening out with friends. You can make arrangements by sending me a email. ( I hope to hear from you!!

Enjoy your week!!


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

It's Coffee Break Time

Good Mornin once again!! I'm hoping that you are starting to make this a part of your Wednesday, a time set aside when you can grab a coffee and enjoy yourself along with us Divas. We would love to have you participate along with us... so come along!!!

Todays challenge is a sketch which can be found at

Todays challenge gave me the opportunity to use colors that I don't use a lot of, and suprisingly it came together, I think, really well. Ya know how sometimes, you do something and ya kinda find yourself really liking what the end result are... well, that is how I feel about this card. Let me know what ya think... I have big shoulders.. kinda.. I think!! HA!

The stamp sets that I used are: Fabulous Flowers #109343 and Pretty Amazing #111006. The colors I used are Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, and Confetti CS, along with DSP Delicate Dots. The inks were about the same with the addition of Summer Sun. The card is embellished with Bashful Blue buttons and taffeta ribbon. I used the scallop border punch and I also did some paper piercing. (IF you haven't tried this technique yet... try it... I really enjoy it)

Well, until next time, I hope you enjoy each and every day... make them count, because ya know, none of us knows what will happen minute to minute.

God Bless!



Wednesday, April 8, 2009

It's Coffee Break Time

Good morning to ya all!!! Yes, it's Coffee Break Time, time for you to take time to be inspired and to inspire. We would love for you to come along and create with us!!! Be sure and look at the other Diva's... lots of beautiful cards, and lots of inspiration. Check us out!!! ;~~)

This weeks challenge was to use the Big Shot for making our cards or projects. If you haven't tried the Big Shot, just take time and give it a try. It is SO CONVENIENT for making die cuts, for putting a texture on your cardstock or design paper, or even embossing. This machine of mine, it sits out on my work desk at all times.... all I have to do, is put the paper and die cut or whatever I'm using together... and it's ready to go... it's really that SIMPLE!!

While I was making my card this week, I had all kinds of ideas, but ended up using only one texture plate in my Big Shot to make my card. The colors that I used are: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, and Pretty in Pink. I also used SU's Vintage Brads in the outer corners of the card. I used a few stamp sets of SU... Independence Day (the flourish)#114992, Central Park (the long stem flower)#113732 and Upsy Daisy (the flowers and the sentiment)#111710. I had lots of fun using different stamp sets... I think it's a great way to get more use out of your sets. What sets that you have, can you put together... have you thought about it??
Please notice that my pictures of the card, usually includes a little of the envelope in the background of the card, because I normally use some portion of the design from the card to decorate the envelope. I think it's a good way to set your design apart, to make them unique.

I do hope you enjoy your day, and I want to thank you for stopping by my blog... it is great to have you here, it's a real pleasure!!! ;~~)

Remember you can order from SU at any time that it is convenient for you... check out my website today!



Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New Class... Ladies Card Class

I will be starting a new ladies card class... no, not cards as in diamonds or spades or hearts, but making our own greeting cards for our friends and loved ones.

We will be meeting twice a month in the community room where I live. The first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 2, @ 7PM. Since this is the first meeting, we will be discussing the future plans for upcoming meetings, some plans for special events, and of course making some make'n takes. This will be a great time for everyone to meet and get to know one another.

I would love to have you in our class, so email me, and I will tell you the address and make the necessary arrangements for you. This class is designed for anyone, from beginners to advanced, so come and enjoy your evening with us!!!

Hope to hear from you!!

Massillon, OH