Sunday, December 14, 2008

Thank You cards

The last few months have been pretty busy for me. Still making cards but haven't found time to post. Here are a couple of quick and easy Thank You cards I made for a friend of mine.

I used stickers for this Thank You card.

I got this idea from a stamp show I attended last year.

I purchased the tag from The Orange Sparrow on Etsy.

I love the work and details she put into the tag.

Thank you for stopping by and keeping me on your blog rolls. I'll post more soon! Stay warm everyone.

Creativity is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift to God. -Bob Moawad

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Birthday Cards

Here are a few birthday cards my sister and I made....
My sister made this one using justjohanna's OBP stamps.
She used glitter and pop dots.

This one I made using ready-glitter stickers.

Instead of glitter, I used fun flock.

Here's another card I made using Urban Lily designer paper.

I like to cut out words from DP's and used it as a sentiment for the card.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Welcome Baby

I love these fun stamps from justjohanna's OBP.

I cut out the sling and placed the baby in it and I used pop dots to add dimension.

all justjohanna OBP stamps:
kelly's baby bundle
kelly's bundled baby bird
sentiment - welcome baby

Saturday, October 25, 2008


I usually start thinking about my holiday card designs at this time of the year. Time always seems to fly by for me when Halloween comes around. Here are a couple of holiday cards I made using justjohanna's Odd Bird Planet stamps.

kelly's skating gnome right
gnome sweet gnome
materials: brad & pop dots adhesives

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Oh my, I didn't realize it's been awhile since I've posted anything. Time flies when you're having fun helping your kids with their homework and school projects.

Here's my entry for the Caardvarks Score challenge. I was thinking of a creative way to box my cards. I wanted to design a package that had a clear window so that the cards were in plain view and here's what I came up with.....

I scored 110 lb. white cardstock to make the box. For the cover, I used transparency paper. I use transparency films for copiers because they're thicker and cheaper. They're also durable enough to wet and dry emboss. To soften the corners, I rounded the edges with a round corner punch. For the finishing touch, I wrapped the box with ribbon. Sweet and simple!

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Here is a wedding anniversary card I made yesterday.

I used a few of my favorite justjohanna's OBP stamps.

Thanks for visiting. Enjoy your week!

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. -Karl Barth

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Chai Story

I came across a story that touched me deeply. If you have dogs, pets, or have a love for animals, I urge you to read The Chai Story and take action. I know this story will touch you as much as it did me.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

I Sea You

Here's a quick post of a card I made with justjohanna's OBP stamps:
scuba owl

Thanks for visiting. Enjoy your week!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Creative Work Space

I love seeing other people's creative work spaces, so I thought I'd share mine.

In the past, I'd go through my storage boxes and find (more like, "discover") things I didn't know I had. I've transferred a lot of my things in clear containers.

My husband made this storage shelf for me. It's actually a stand I use to sell my cards at craft fairs.

I store my stamps in two large storage boxes, but I keep my most favorite stamps within reach on the counter.

Thanks for visiting me and my creative work space. Let me know if you post pics of your space, I would love to see them!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Keep On Cooking

I had fun working with Keep On Cooking papers by Flair Designs.

Don't these look yummy?

I made a card and a recipe book. To add dimension, I cut out stamped images, and images from the Keep On Cooking papers, and raised them with pop dots.

To hold the papers together, I punched holes and used rings. Every other page is stamped with a justjohanna OBP stamp from the fruity and veggie collection.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Zest Blog have to check out today's post on the Zest Blog! There's a peak at September's Lime Tart kit and it looks utterly scrumptious!

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Hilarious! As you know, I'm a twin. I just had to share this. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Out on a limb

Kelly's newest owl is spooked! She's out on a tree limb with company....

Kelly's regular spider web and Teresa's spider!

All justjohanna's OBP stamps

Note Cards

Here are a couple of note cards I made with justjohanna's OBP stamps.

I used $0.99 ribbon from Michael's to make the street.

OBP stamps: house short mini & house tall mini

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.-Danny Kaye

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Fun with Flair Designs

Here's a keepsake I made using justjohanna's OBP stamps and Flair Designs scrapbook collection, What's Cooking.

I love this sentiment, "Laughter is brightest where food is best", because it reminds me of my girlfriends. When we get together, we're usually sitting around the dinner table, with good food, good wine and always laughing! Good times!

Enjoy your weekend, girlfriends! Cheers!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

More Mail Art

Images on front & back of envelopes, all Odd BIrd Planet stamps:
sophie left, sophie right, gratitude flourish, little cloud & fancy cage

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Mail Art

If the Odd Bird Planet had its very own postage stamp, I imagined it would look like this.

And I would put the OBP postage stamp on a pretty little envelope!

All justjohanna's Odd Bird Planet stamps:
Sophie Left
Little Cloud

Monday, June 23, 2008

Lime Tart kits!

I love Lime Tart kits! I visit the Lime Tart site and the Zest blog regularly and just ooohhh and aaahhh over the Lime Tart kits and galleries. These kits will get your creative juices flowing but don't just take my word for it, you must see for yourself. Now the Lime Tart kits are available right here in the US! Whoohooo! Can you feel the love?! Visit justjohanna's Odd Bird Planet blog for more info.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

cupcakes & ice cream?

Here's a fun card I made using Odd Bird Planet stamps.

I transformed Odd Bird Planet's cherry ice cream stamp into a clown!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Something Fun

Kim, at Today's Creative Blog, is hosting a really cool giveaway. I love visiting her site, she has an eye for all things creative! Go check it out.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Wedding Trends

I've hand addressed several hundred invitations since I opened my Etsy store and have noticed a trend in paper and ink colors this year. The most popular colors are different shades of green and brown. I've had many requests to address invitations in white, brown and black inks.

Here are samples of escort cards in the colors I've found most popular with today's brides.

If you're a bride-to-be in the San Francisco Bay Area, looking for a photographer, check out Loren Weltsch Photography. Loren's work is amazing.

Holy Cow!

I incorporated Odd Bird Planet stamps with this photo.

I love the sentiments and the cows!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

odd bird planet

From whimsy to even more whimsical!
Curious?! Click on the picture below.