Sunday, December 30, 2007


Illustration Friday's challenge of the week is "Soar". Here's my interpretation of this week's topic.

All justjohanna stamps:
wide bracket frame
cupid's wings
let your dreams soar

lace, white embossing powder, crystal effects,
blue bird baby frame by bohemia,
transparency paper & star by stitch-a-crylic

Friday, December 28, 2007

cake time!

Today, I decided to make a few cards to have on hand for those special occasions when I don't have time to make a card. Here are a few birthday cards I made using black and white polka dot cards that I bought from Michael's $1 bins.

I used Stickles and sprinkled glitter on the cakes.

justjohanna stamps:
cake time! sentiment
dot cake

I visited Kelly Paper today. I can spend hours in that store. They have so many different types of cardstock. I've been to 3 different Kelly Paper stores, and all the employees are very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. They also have sample cardstock that you can take for free. I grabbed a bunch of their speciality paper samples - shiny papers, shimmery papers, etc. Thanks for visiting! Stay warm.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Double Take

Did I tell you that twins run in my family, and my husband's family? Here's a card I made for my cousin's twins. They have one of each, a boy and a girl! Today is their christening and 1st birthday.

justjohanna polo ragdoll stamp

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Happy Holiday Wishes!

Tis the season of sharing! I found a great recipe in Better Homes and Garden's December 2007 issue. These coconut macaroons are so yummy!

Here is the link to BH&G's coconut macaroon recipe. I melted milk chocolate chips in the microwave and drizzled over the macaroons. Enjoy!

I finally mailed our Christmas cards yesterday. (Here's my cyber Christmas card to all of you!) This year's theme: birds and feathers. Oval by Amuse. Bird and sentiment are Rhonna Farrer. I stamped the bird on vellum paper and used white embossing powder. Inside sentiment: Happy Holiday Wishes, by SU!.

I made matching gift tags. Stamped sentiment by TAC.

I want to take this time to thank all of you for visiting my blog and wish you all a very Merry Christmas! May the spirit of Christmas stay in your hearts throughout the new year.


Saturday, December 15, 2007

Six Geese A Laying

Bbrrr, it's cold outside! Here's a quick post of another Christmas card.

They're all snuggled up, staying warm and cozy!
Stamp is from justjohanna's holiday supplement catalog.

Check out justjohanna's blog! Johanna has a beautiful post on Philippa's cards that are featured in the Stamping and Papercraft magazine. Great work, Philippa!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Naughty Priscilla

Here's a tag I made featuring a naughty Priscilla.

All justjohanna stamps.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

December Wedding

I love weddings!
Here's a card I made for a wedding we're going to in L.A.

all justjohanna stamps
"Congratulations" sentiment handwritten

twinkle stickers by amuse, glitter, gelly roll pen, JuidiKins' Diamond Glaze and SU! Real Red

I think Jim Brickman and weddings go hand-in-hand. And just because I'm thinking of weddings, here's "Beautiful" by Jim Brickman and Wayne Brady.

Friday, November 23, 2007


Here's my entry for the rub-on challenge sponsored by Caardvarks.
I used lace that I purchased from Etsy and transparency paper.

rub-ons: making memories and scrap-ease
rubber stamp: floral dingbats by TAC
accessories: twinkle stickers by amuse, Fun Flock, ribbons and lace

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Birthday card

A birthday card for a girl turning 18

justjohanna's circle dot cake

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Candy Cane Tree

Another one of my favorites, justjohanna's Candy Cane Tree.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Tah Dah!

I'm having a lot of fun with justjohanna's holiday stamps! This is Polo, the ragdoll reindeer, one of my favorites!

Recently, I've seen a lot of felt and velvet used on scrapbook pages and cards. For this card, I used Fun Flock to achieve a similar look and feel of velvet.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Osmonds on Oprah

Okay, I may be dating myself but a long long time ago, my sister and I would watch the Donny and Marie show every week. Here's a short video of the Osmond brothers from Oprah's show. {And I still think Donny's cute!} Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

another justjohanna holiday card

Another card using justjohanna holiday stamps.

Got Mojo?

Julee, at Poetic Artistry, holds a weekly Mojo Monday challenge. Here's my take on her Mojo Monday Challenge #10, using justjohanna's holiday stamps.

justjohanna holiday cards

I'm loving the new justjohanna holiday stamps!
I used Moon Glow to add sparkle in these pears.

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me.....

Sunday, November 4, 2007

antique faire

We went to the Alameda Antiques & Collectibles Faire this morning. Fun! We did a whole lot of walking. Vendors can only sell items that are 20 years old or older. Here are a few items I found.

Can't wait to use these! Over 25 yards of ribbon and lace for $6.50! One of the packages wasn't even open and it still had the original label on it, "16 yards for twenty-five cents".

I found these glass jars, circa 1930's. The seller had a surplus of glass containers and was selling them at a really great price. I've been looking for clear glass containers to store some of my wood mounted stamps and small ink pads.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

cards for friends

It's hard to believe that it's November because the weather outside is amazing. It's 73 degrees! Here are cards my sister and I made today.

I purchased these stamps at a stamp show I attended a couple of years ago.
Floral Ding Bats stamp set by TAC
Kettle Copper embossing powder by Stampamania
adhesive crystals by Hero Arts

Sweet Tweet stamp set by TAC (this set is retiring with the current catalog) and Embellishment Paper by Making Memories, Cosmopolitan Collection

Tomorrow we're going to Antiques by the Bay. I've never been to it before but I've heard lots of good things about it. Thanks for stopping by!

The only people to get even with are those who have helped you.-Anonymous

Thursday, November 1, 2007

scrapbook page

I made a 6x6 scrapbook page of our dog, Yoshi. We got him 2 years ago when he was just 8 weeks old. He's been such a great addition to our family and is just a joy to be with.

All justjohanna stamps. See you on my next post.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Just for fun

I found this site, BigHugeLabs. Lots of fun stuff you can create. Here I am featured on the cover of the Get Inspired magazine! Enjoy!

Sunday, October 21, 2007


"Cheers" is one of my favorite stamp sets by TAC. I've used this set for many occasions.

I made Cosmopolitans for this card!

Thanks for visiting. Wishing you a wonderful week!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Thank You card

Here's a thank you card I'm sending out this week. All justjohanna stamps. Have a great week!

"How do you know if an angel has crossed your path? Sometimes you don't, because angels often appear as coincidences. That is, they seem like chance events, but they are really part of God's carefully orchestrated plan for your life."
-Gary Kinnaman, "Angels Dark and Light"

Monday, October 8, 2007

WCMD Challenge - Winners!

I've assigned a number for each person that participated in my challenge and I used Mrs. Glosser's Custom Random Number Generator to randomly select two winners.

The winner of the exclusive "Flying Al on Earth" stamp made just for WCMD 2007, is....

Linda Carson

Linda, if you've already won the exclusive "Flying Al on Earth" stamp from another justjohanna and Lime Tart WCMD challenge, your prize will vary. Please see details on the justjohanna forum.

The winner of the mini-sewing machine, idea book and spools of multi-colored thread is....

Cindy Vernon

Congratulations! Please contact me by PM with your shipping address and email address.

Stay tuned into the justjohanna forum for more! justjohanna administrators are collecting all names from all challenges to go into the drawing for:

-one Grand Prize of $250 justjohanna shopping spree
-one $50 justjohanna shopping spree
-five 25% off your order coupons for justjohanna web site

Winners will be announced on the justjohanna's forum.

Thank you all for participating!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

WCMD Cards

**Updated Slide Show**

Here are cards I've received for my Favorite Stamp Challenge so far! These are all great cards! Thank you so much for celebrating WCMD with me and the justjohanna and Lime Tart design teams.

There's still time to participate! Deadline is midnight tonight.

I will be posting the winners for my challenge tomorrow after work. Remember, just for participating in my challenge, your name has automatically been entered for justjohanna's grand prize!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Your Favorite Stamp Challenge

It's 3pm, that means it's time to host my very first challenge!

Create a card using your favorite stamp, ANY stamp!

Here's my card using my favorite stamp, justjohanna's Lacy Border. I used pastels to color in the border.

Post your card on your blog and send the link to me. You can also post your card on the justjohanna forum. Click on the justjohanna forum button to the right, register and send the link to me. You have until midnight tomorrow to post your card. Have fun!