Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Joan's Garden JustRite Blog Hop and Challenge

I entered this card that I made for Sandy over at Joan's Gardens. Prize package is from JustRite Stamps, which I love so much. My card can only have stamps from JustRite on it. They will randomly draw a winner. Fingers are crossed to win! Wish me luck!

Stamp-JustRite Kaleidoscope Set
Paper- My Mind's Eyes Basics Lush, Hip & Lux, PTI Vintage Cream
Ink-Colorbox, Celadon
Spellbinder, MS punch, My Mind's rhinestone-blue, Ribbon, and Cuttlebug border.
Stop over there and shop! I really want to order the punch bunch dogwood punches. I have had my eye on these for awhile.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Baby Block Favors!

I wanted to make some favors for a baby shower we were having for a girl at church this past Sunday. I had these blue boxes I bought from Michael's. I thought they would look cute to set out on the table. It was a really nice shower for Amy and she received lots of gifts! She had a baby boy and named him Caiden!

I used the deckle spellbinder and ran it thru the cuttlebug.....yes it did take me awhile to do that! I made up 35 boxes! Whewww....Then I used my cricut for the letters. Boxes were filled with lots of candy!


Monday, February 28, 2011

Not 1, Not 2, But 3 Cards!

Whewwww! It's been way to long! I finally made a few cards! With tax season behind me at church and jury duty almost completed (this Friday) I can't wait to start making cards again! I really need to stock up on the general types of cards. The first card went really quick and I like how it turned out!

Supplies Used:
Stamps-I Cling Wild Flowers (from Michael's) & PTI
Paper-PTI True Black, Vintage Cream, & DCWV LeCreme
Inks-Stazon, Versamark
Extra-McGill MutiTag Scallop punch,Ranger black EP,
black brad, sheer ribbon.

The next card I had started way back in summer when I got home from Gatlinburg. We met my SIL Beth and her family down there. They were staying for a while but we went down for a day and had fun shopping at the Super Scrapbook Store together. I bought some new JustRite stamp sets and knew which one I wanted to use to make a special card for Sandy. I stamped and punched out the center and it just set on my desk forever. This past week I made her card. It was hard to get a good picture but here it is:

Supplies Used:
Stamp-JustRite Kaleidoscope Set
Paper-Hip & Lux. Basics from My Mind's Eye Lush, PTI Vintage Cream
Ink- ColorBox Celadon
Extra-Spellbinders, Cuttlebug Border Embosser, MS Double Arch Punch,
My Mind's Eye Lush Rhinestones-blue, cream satin ribbon.

Update on Sandy- She had her stem cell transplant in November and was in the hospital for 3 weeks. It was a really rough time for her. When she got out she came and stayed a week with us. She went home for the holidays and loved being with her family. She has had a lot of struggles. Mainly not eating. She can't taste anything and she can't hardly swallow. Her mouth is so dry. They have done many test on her and everything keeps coming back good, praise God for that! Time will tell how much better it will get. She has lost 100 pounds and is looking great. The most recent trouble are her kidneys loosing quite a bit of function. So we will have to find out what is going on with that. She has come back to church 2 weeks ago and it was so good to see here there. The great news is that she and her daughter's family are all going down to Florida this spring to spend a week with her Dad. How exciting is that!!!!
Now, for my last card, sad but true, I made this card back in August for Rachel's birthday and never got around to posting it. She loves cupcakes and I found this paper and went with it.

Supplies Used:
Stamp- SU So Many Scallops, and I can't remember the inside stamp
Paper-DCWV The Sweet, PTI Dark Chocolate & white
Ink- ColorBox Yellow Citrus
Extra-Spellbinders, PTI Dark Chocolate Ribbon, Tim H. Brads, Kaisercraft
Rhinestones-yellow, corner punch and scor pal.

Well, that's it for today and I think I will be working on favor boxes for a baby shower this weekend at church. I need to see if we still need them. If we do I am going to make them look like a baby block. So cricut here I come!!!

TFL Brenda

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

You Can Buy Ollie Now!!!

I just went and checked over at Some Odd Girl to see if they have Ollie for sale and they do!!! Go Here and buy Ollie!!! He's just too cute!!! Kristy already sent me my digi stamps of Ollie. I am signed up over at SSC to take their free Copic Classes!!! So, when I get some practice in, I will color and post my cards with Ollie!!! Hopefully it won't be long. I must practice, practice, practice!!! I already heard from ICopics and my markers are on their way home! I also received my gift certificate and I will have to take some time and pick something fun out. Thanks again to everyone!!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

WHooooHooo! Whoo-ooo-ooo is I?? It's OLLIE!!!! I WON!!!

WhoooooHoooooo!!! It's Ollie!!! Yeah!!! I won the contest!!! Thanks to Kristy D for having the contest over at Some Odd Girl!!! Thanks to all my friends for voting day after day, after day, to help me win!!! You know who you all are....all my friends from Scrapaholics Q Club, Facebook, and church!!! I already was sent the digi stamps from Kristy and Ollie is sooo cute!!! I can't wait to receive the gift certificate from CSN and of course the COPICS!!!! Click HERE to check out Kristy's announcement of the Winner!!!! Thanks again to everyone for helping me win!!! Your the BEST!!!

Love ya all!!! Brenda

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Yeah! I made it to the finals over at SOME ODD GIRL! See the monkey right next to this post? There is a contest to name him. I decided to go with OLLIE! They have narrow it down to 12 names and OLLIE is one of them! So, if you could help me out and vote once a day through October 30th for OLLIE it would be great. I would love to have the honor of naming this monkey! How cool would that be. Plus I would win some cool candy which if you live close, you come over and play in my scraproom! So click HERE or on the monkey to the right and go vote. It just takes a few seconds. Thanks for voting!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Time Is Running Out!

Hurry! Only 11 days left to name this monkey! How cute is he? I named him Ollie! Wish me luck! Be sure to check the names already entered. Duplicates will be tossed out, so check them all. Someone else picked my name, glad I picked first! So head on over to Some odd girl!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Thinking of you, Sandy!!!

I made this card to send to my SIL, Sandy. She has been so strong, going through 2 very strong chemo treatments....3 days each in the hospital, since the first week of June. We are waiting 2 more weeks to see if her tumors have shrunk enough so they can start her stem cell transplant in August. If they haven't, they will put her back in the hospital for the third round of chemo. If you would, please take a small amount of your time after you read this and say a prayer for Sandy. Love ya girl, and I'm in awe of your strength and your faith that has never waiver.

Close Up

Stamps- JustRite Beautiful Blossoms Set, SU 2002 and Waltzing Mouse Flourish for the sentiment
Paper- PTI White
Ink- Memento Black
Accessories- Kaisercraft Pearls, Spellbinders, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, Stickles-Diamond,
Flower Soft Gold peel-off stickers, Mini Metics Rub ons-Sky Blue, Copics- YG03, 06, RV02, 04,
and Y15, 17, white ribbon
I cut out the flowers and popped them up

As, the card says, Keeping you close in thoughts and prayers......everyday!!!

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I Can Do Anything!

I made this card for my daughter, Rachel. Thursday she starts a new job, what she calls "My Big Girl Job!" She graduated this past December with a degree in Business Management. When Rach turned 16, she had me take her to Bob Evans Restaurant to apply for a serving job. She has worked there for almost 7 years. Also, over 3 years ago she applied to Montgomery Inn Boathouse over looking the Ohio River. She was hired in as a hostess, while working on getting her experience(at Bob Evans) to become a server there. To serve at the boathouse, you need 4 years of serving experience. It's one of Cincinnati's Finest Restaurant.......all the Cincinnati Bengals eat there, all out of town sports teams, lots of celebrities such as our local- Nick Lachey, and the most famous person she has waited on, was President, George W. Bush! She was on the news and in the newspaper with the President!!! How many can say that??? After a 1 1/2 years they made her a server there. She has done so much already with her life, worked 2 part time jobs while going to school full time. This past month she applied to Bob Evans for a managers job and they hired her, being the youngest manager at 22.

She can't wait to start this new phase of her life. If your wondering, yes, she is still hanging on to her job at the Boathouse. She told them that she will be training for about 10 weeks and they are willing to work with her. She is such a hard worker. We had fun today shopping for new clothes for her new job. Rachel will be getting up at 4:00 A. M. to be there by 5:00!!! We're SO PROUD OF YOU, RACHEL! LOVE YA, Mom & Dad.

I know, I love this polka dot paper!

Close up

I used:

Stamp-Stamps Happen Inc.-Right Accessories
Paper-PTI-Pure Poppy, Beautiful Blooms, White, and ATD Pure Textured Cardstock Pad
Ink-Memento Black
Accessories-Kaisercraft pearls, Diamond Stickles, Spellbinders, MS Punch, PTI envelope die,
Ribbon, Copics-R27, 100, C3 and blender

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Smile! A New Card!

Happy Friday to you! I'm so happy because I finally made a card last night! All of my new goodies that I ordered from my birthday this month has arrived! New paper, new stamps, new dies, new, new, new!!! Just like a kid in a candy store. My favorite new item is the Papertrey Envelope Die. I have been wanting this for a while now. You will see that from here on out every card will has a matching envelope. Too Fun! Hope you enjoy the card. Heading outside on this beautiful 90 degree day for a swim!

I used:
Stamp- JustRite Friendship Set
Paper- PTI Beautiful Blooms pack, Hawaiian Shores, White
Ink-Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartruese, Memento Black
Ribbon-PTI Hawaiian Shores
Spellbinders, Stickles-Crystal, PTI envelope die, Kaisercraft pearls

Close Up

Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Thanks A Bunch!

What a beautiful day we're having! It's 85 and hot. I came in from outside working on opening up the pool. Wish I could jump in, but it's not ready yet. Adding more water to it and need to scrub the cover. I will miss my pool cover friends. I would go out between 6-7 most evenings and feed bread to my married couple--the mallard ducks. I also will miss seeing a hawk bathe himself and the frog or toad..could never tell which, I will miss his croaking at night. I know the mallards will be back next year because we 've had them for several years now. The others I will have to wait to see. Below is the hawk and I will see if I can find the duck pics from last year. (I think it's on my old computer). Enjoy!


Finally, I got to play with my goodies and made this card. I wanted to make a fast card and challenged myself not to use ribbon or a border punch. I always use both on my cards and thought let's make this simple today. This is what I came up with, but I did use pearls.... I would say 95% of the cards I make I use pearls or rhinestones. Gotta have them!

Close Up

Card Size 5 1/4 square
Stamp-Anita's Sugarloaf Rubber Stamp(2002 from ebay)
Paper- DP_Recollection Basics -Brown Houndstooth, PTI Dark Chocolate.
Stampin Up- Whisper White
Ink-Color Box- Chestnut Roan
Accessories- Spellbinders, Cuttlebug, Stickles- Yellow, Crystal & eucalptus, Kaisercraft Pearls, MS Butterfly Punch and Copics Markers-RV02, RV04, Y15, YG06, G21.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Cutest Little Favor Boxes!

Last week was our Mother-Daughter Luncheon at church and I made these up. My SIL, Sandy made Petit Fours to put in them. I had bought this Martha Stewart favor box set, awhile back when they were in the clearance aisle at Michaels. They were originally $19.99 for a box of 24 and I paid $3.99 for each one! I purchased the 2 boxes that they had. What a deal! Each of the 48 boxes were stamped 8 different hand did get tired!!! I used a mixture of many different stamp sets. The Ink is PTI's Rasberry Fizz and of course it looked too plain and I did put a pearl on both ends in the middle of the flourish. I really loved how they turned out and they went so well with Sandy's pink and yellow color scheme. The boxes were sat at each plate setting.

All stamped up and....

Ready to fold.

Aren't the liners cute!

All ready for the sweet treat to be added!

Ready to go.

Close up.

Look closely, can you see the pearl?

This is the box set.

I went back to Michaels this week and didn't find any more of this box set, but found a square "Tiffany's Blue" color box set and can't wait to use them!

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Makings of a Queen

I know, I know, it's been awhile since I posted a card! This card was made right before I went to Florida for a few days last week. I didn't get to post it before I left...wasn't even sure if I wanted to!!! Did you ever feel like you just didn't hit a home run with your card? I don't love it...but I don't want to mess with it anymore! So, here's the card, it's been sitting here long enough. I bought the 2 stamps last year when I went to the CHA show in Orlando. I really like the stamps.

Stamps-Queens Ink stamps
Paper-PTI black and white, DCWV DP
Accessories-Cuttlebug, KaiserCraft Rhinestones,Silver Glitter, Reasonable Ribbon,
Tag Maker-rectangle

Thanks for stopping in! I really love when you do!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I Love Parades...Want to be in one?

This week is Google Friend Connect Round Up!!

Smart and Trendy Moms

Wednesday Link-up is a weekly link-up hosted by Smart and Trendy Moms . They created it for socializing and to get new followers, fans, subscribers, readers without feeling overwhelmed. Every week will be a new link-up that will focus on one of the ways you connect with people through your blog! We will rotate through gaining followers, fans, Networked blogs and more. Link-up and focus on one thing at a time. Its about fun one follower,fan and reader at a time!

So now if you have a Blog and want complete instructions on how to participate, you can visit
Smart and Trendy Moms

Come join in!!! I did!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

WoooHooo! I Won--Twice

I'm on a lucky streak!!! Last week I signed up to be a follower on Elizabeth Crocker's blog. Her generous gift was to let the person who would be her 50th follower pick a print from her gallery of photos. Well, Beth let us know that 2 of us signed up at the same time and she is letting us both be winners! Beth has a huge gallery in Flickr of her work. She takes a variety of different subjects-- which made my choice very hard. I had a half a dozen I was looking at, but when it was all said and done I choose "Beautiful Blue Boken," it's a flower that grows in the state of Texas, which is where Beth is from. Visit her gallery and her blog Here.

Then yesterday when I got home from church, I checked and saw that I won a very cute stamp from Debbie Doncaster all the way from South Yorkshire, United Kingdom! How cool is that! Debbie cards are done beautifully with her use of Copic Markers. Also on her blog, she has outstanding pictures of her garden. Visit her blog Here.
This is the stamp:

I can't wait to receive them! It's been a lot of fun meeting people from all over the world. Thanks again to both girls for being so kind!!!


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Peace and Comfort For a Friend

Hi Ladies! How's your Wednesday late afternoon going? It's such a beautiful day today, I just love the sunshine! I made this card for a friend at church. She has had it very, very, rough for the last 6 months or so. Her young daughter just finished up all her treatments for breast cancer. She just returned from out of town after celebrating the last treatment and came home to some very sad news that her mother only had a few months to live. Well, this past week her mother died. She has really gone through a lot and I wanted to make her up a card. I hope it picks her up even if it's for only a few seconds.

Close up...I really like using pearls!...(I think you know that by now.)

Card Size 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
Stamp-JustRite Stamp Thinking of You Borders and Center Ovals
Paper- PTI-Sweet Blush, Smokey Shadow, Select white, DCWV-Adhesive Mat Stack Prints
Spellbinder Ovals, EK Success Punch, MS Metallic Weave Ribbon,Kaisercraft Pearls, Copic Markers-YG03, YG 07, Stickles-Diamond

Thanks for taking the time to stop and read....I really do appreciate it!


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

It's the Little Things...

Hello Again! Hope you had a great day! I did a little shopping and had lunch with my best friend from high school. It's always so much fun spending time with her! Time goes by so fast when we get together! We have a blast catching up! I just finished this card before she came over. Hope you like it!

Card Size 5 1/2 x 4 1/4

Stamps- Inkadinkado Butterfly Flourish, SU Happy Harmony
Paper- PTI Select White, True Black, Spring Moss, DP Colorbok
MS Punches, PTI Spring Moss Ribbon, Kaisercraft Pearls, Stickles-Crystal
SU Watercolor Crayons-Earth Elements

Thanks for looking!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Thank You Stephanie!!!!

Yeah! I received my Blog Candy from Stephanie on Saturday! I was one of 6 people that won her smaller, extra give-a-ways! Perfect to use for making summer cards! If you get a chance
visit Stephanie's blog She does such beautiful work! Thank You Stephanie!!! It was fun!

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, April 16, 2010

Thinking About Paris

Ahh, Paris!!! Love this city!!! With what's going on in the news with all the flights being canceled, it's making me think of our trips to Paris, and many more places in Europe. Our first trip overseas was for our 25th Anniversary. Can't believe it's been almost 5 years ago. We flew into London and rode the EuroStar Train over to Paris. What memories we have made with all the trips we have taken! Here's to Paris!

Stamps-Hero Arts-Collage Take Time, Sentiment-PTI Mixed Messages
Paper-PTI-Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Remix
Ink-Color Box-Chestnut Roan
Spellbinders-Circle, Kaisercraft Ivory Pearls, Fiskars Punch,PTI-Dark Chocolate Ribbon. Small Grommet Big Bite Crop-a-Dile 2, Chalk, and PTI Dark Chocolate Buttons

One of our many pics of Eiffel Tower!

Have a Great Night!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Check it Out!

Look what I found...some amazing blog candy! It's a business that's 6 months new!!! Go and visit their site! Ends May 1st!!! So hurry!!!