Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Card to share

this is a card I made for a local stamp club I am in.    We meet once a month and do each others cards, like in a shoebox party.   Here is my card for tonight.   Love these window dies.    So much fun to work with.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

I"M BACK finally!

wow  it doesn't seem possible that 4 months have passed since I last posted.  So much has happened in that time, first a broken wrist, then a month long visit from my little sister from Washington state, then my surgery for torn rotator cuff and torn bicep muscle in mid September.   I am still on the mend from that, but with PT and lots of determination that too will be just a memory in time. 
I HAVE been stamping though the past 2 weeks.  One handed of course, but it all works.   So my next class at Hobby Lobby will be held on Tuesday Nov 6th.   And here are the samples from that class.   I will be offering a 3D project in addition to the 5 usual cards, and it is optional.   I will add that to this page over the weekend.   You will have to notify me at if you wish to make that project too.  The cost is $2.    and now here are the cards we will be making on the 6th of Nov.  

and here is the optional 3d item you can make.   It includes a LARGE box of tic tacs.   Cost is $2.   Be sure to email me and let me know that you wish to make this project in addition to the 5 cards.  

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Cards for Tues June 19th class at Hobby Lobby

Hey all.   Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday/Fathers Day.    We are just kicking back today.    Not much going on.     Just wanted to show you what we are making the coming Tues at cardmaking class.   Hope you like what you see.  

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Last 2 GOIN BUGGY card samples

My apologies for the delay in getting these cards up for you all to see.  Life has been just a wee bit crazy here the past few weeks and I just couldn't seem to get into the stamp room for any length of time to get these 2 cards done.  But they are here now so check them out.    The first card uses a technique called Polished Stone for the background.   And the last card is a simple one, using a technique called Paper Piecing.  

Polished Stone Background
Paper Pieced Snail

inside of snail card.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Card samples for Goin Buggy card class Tues June 5th.

and here are 3 of them. The other 2 will be added later today or for sure tomorrow. 
Chalked butterfly.   

This adorable little bee is a digi image from

This little lady bug is a stamp from Clear Dollar Stamps.
                                                                                                                                                                                    We will be using the masking technique to create this card.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Mens Card Class for May 22nd, samples

Hi again everyone.    The class on the 22nd of May will be Mens cards.   Morning class starts at 9:30 AM   evening class at 5:30 PM      There will be 5 cards, and each one includes an envelope.   Cost per person is $10 and preregistration is necessary.   You bring a scissors and tape runner,  I will furnish everything else needed to make the 5 cards.     Here are the 5 cards we will be making.

Last 2 cards for Tues, May 8th Fabulous Florals Card Class

Tuesday, May 8th 9:30 AM or 5:30 Pm at Hobby Lobby Ashwaubenon.   Make 5 gorgeous floral cards suitable for ANY occasion. Cost is $10 and includes envelopes for each card.  You bring scissors and tape runner, I furnish everything else.   You can contact me to reserve a spot in class by emailing me at   To see the first 3 cards scroll down a little bit.  And now  here are the last 2 cards.  
Come back tomorrow morning to see the samples for the next class, May 22nd when we will be doing 5 cards for the men in our lives.   Hope to see  you Tuesday.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Card entered in Marks finest Paper "BLUES" Challenge

This card uses a stamp set from Marks Finest Papers.   Daisies are one of my favorite flowers and I had so much fun creating this card.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Preview of cards from May 8th Class

I am hoping to offer 2 classes in May.   The first one on May 8th, is for sure a go, but the second one depends on my appt today with the orthopedic surgeon.   Updates on that one to come.
The class theme is Fabulous Florals,   all 5 cards featuring flowers.   These will be for any occasion you want to use them for.  
Here are the first 3 cards, the other 2 will be posted later in the week.   

Friday, April 20, 2012


This card is called a SWING card.    This one happens to be a single swing.  What makes it different is that you can use ANY ultrathin die you wish to create a single swing card.  This one happens to use the Framelits from Stampin Up.    It is much easier than it looks, and is a very versatile card shape and fits into an A2 envelope.
I certainly hope that after you have completed these 4 cards, you will be very excited about using your die cut machine, be it a Big Shot, Cuttlebug, Grand Calibur, Wizard, or Vagabond.   They are such versatile machines and so much fun to work with.  

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Another card from the DIE CUT Class of Tues April 24 & 26th

This card features the "Outside the Box" technique.   This card will teach you how to die cut an image that is larger than the die itself.   The 4 corners feature a lovely little die cut which I sponged with the blue imk used on the focal point.    Tomorrow I will share the last card we will be making.   The signups for these classes are closed.    The image is a digi from Fred She Said.    

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


My next class will be next week at Hobby Lobby Ashwaubenon. Times for the classes are as follows---There will be 4 (four) sessions) and each one will be limited to 6 students. We will be exploring the use of die cutting machines and creating 4 cards. Cost is $10 per person. You will be using a machine to make each of your cards, hence the reason for limited size on the classes. I have 2 Big Shots and one Vagabond so there is a machine for each 2 students in the class. Here are the dates and times for the classes------------
Tuesday Apr 24th 9:30 AM til 12:30 PM   CLASS IS FULL   

Tuesday Apr 24th 5:30 PM til 8 PM
Thursday Apr 26th 9:30 AM til 12:30 PM

Thursday Apr 26th 5:30 PM til 8 PM

Here are 2 samples from that class.   
The first one uses the technique called REVESE Nestabilities.   The image is a digital image from Cornish Heritage Farms.  

This monochromatic card could be used for a baptism, first communion, confirmation, or even sympathy.   It was inspired by one I saw at   Sue Nelson has long been a huge inspiration for me.    And this card is almost a total case.   I changed the color of the card to Ivory instead of the white she used and the crosses are different.   
I will be adding the other 2 cards here later today or for sure tomorrow.    BUT IF you wish to attend this class, I must hear from you BEFORE NOON tomorrow Friday April 20th.     So email me soon and reserve your spot in class.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Last card for Tues, Mar 27th cardmaking class at Hobby Lobby Ashwaubenon

This is an almost direct copy of a card done by Joanne Travis.   Her card is so beautiful that I only changed the birthday wish stamp.    A quick and easy card that looks like you slaved over it.    Hope you like it too.
Remember you MUST contact me at to reserve your spot in this class.   There will be a 9:30 AM session and another at 5:30 Pm.    Cost is $10.   You bring adhesive of your choice and a scissors,   I will bring the rest.   And of course there will be chocolate to keep your energy level up while creating your cards.   

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Another Class sample for the March 27th Hobby Lobby Cardmaking class

This card was made using a new stamp set I purchased from Stampin Up called Heaven blessed.  Love the sweet images that are so spring like.  Brings back memories of my Easters as a child.   Here it is----I can't sit in the house any longer today.  It is 11:15 and the garden is calling me. LOL   sooooo hopefully later today or for sure tomorrow the last card will go live here on the blog.    Happy Sunday everyone.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

CLASS SAMPLES for THE March 27th Cardmaking class at Hobby Lobby

Hi everyone
I have been very busy the past week and a half taking care of a friend who underwent a hip replacement.   So between that and wanting to be outdoors in the beeeeutiful weather we have had lately,  I have not gotten very far on the card samples for the Mar 27th class.  BUT I do have 3 of them finished so decided to share what I have today rather than making you wait forever to see what you will be making in this class.  
The first card was inspired by one Nancy Dawson did using her technique for making tulips from the 5 petal flower punch from Stampin Up.  There are other brands of punches that have basically the same design and also a  couple of cutting dies that make that same shape flower.  
                                                                                                                                                                                 and this card was inspired by a card that    displayed on her blog.  Loved the idea so this is what I came up with-------
and the 3rd card I have finished is this one.    It uses a new set of dies from Spellbinders.  The line is called Cut, fold and Tuck and when you look at the sample you can see why.    This is an old technique we used to call Lace`, pronounced la-ca.    We used to use a metal template and cut teh medallion with an exacto knife.  What a pain!     The die makes it so much easier.
                                                                                                                                                                                Hopefully I will get the other 2 cards done this weekend (IF I can keep my fanny IN THE HOUSE!!!!!) LOL     Will get them posted as soon as I finish them.                    

Friday, March 9, 2012

9th & 10th Sneak peeks from the Apr 7th Quick and Easy 10 for $10 card class

I am sorry about not getting a sneak peek up here yesterday but spent the whole day up at the hospital with a friend who underwent major surgery.   When I got home last night, I ate a little dinner and crashed in my recliner.   So today you will see the last 2 sneak peaks from the Apr 7th Quick and Easy card class.   There are still some spots open so contact me to reserve your spot by emailing me at        And now here are the last 2 cards

I will be working on the samples for the March 27th class this weekend so hopefully I will have them on display here in a day or two.   Have a great Friday.  

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

8th Sneak peek from the Apr 7th Quick and Easy 10 for $10 card class

Todays card sneak peek is the get well card.   This card makes me chuckle.   Poor little pooch looks so pitiful. LOL   Hope you like it too.
Tomorrow I will be sharing the first of 2  Thinking of you cards.      Have a great Hump Day!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

7th Sneak peek from the Apr 7th Quick and Easy 10 for $10 card class

Todays card is the thank you card.   Very easy and quick to do but I love the look and simplicity.  Sometimes less is more!    I think this is a good card of that.   What do you think?
see you tomorrow with a  fun get well card.   

Monday, March 5, 2012

6th Sneak Peek from the cards from the Q and E 10 for 10 class Apr 7th

Todays sneak peek is a baby card.    Simple, quick and easy.  
Be back tomorrow with another sneak peek. 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

5th sneak peek of cards for Quick and Easy 10 for 10 card class Apr 7th

Todays sample is the childs birthday although I guess it could be using for an adult too.  It is a little more work that any of the others because of the strings,  but so worth it in the end.
see you tomorrow with another sneak peak.  

Saturday, March 3, 2012

4th sneak peek from cards from Quick and Easy Card Class April 7th

Todays sneak peek is part of the sympathy card we will be making.   Scoring and colorblocking created the backdrop for this beautiful floral spray.  
see you tomorrow with a sneak peek of the childs birthday card.    

Friday, March 2, 2012

3rd sneak peek of cards from the Quick and easy 10 for 10 card class

Today is Friday Mar 2nd, and I am sharing today the 3rd sneek peek from the April7th Q and E 10 for 10 class at Hobby Lobby Ashwaubenon.   For all the details, just scroll up a few posts.   And now here is today peek-------a wedding card.