Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Pink Baby Card

I was really thinking pink on this one! I wanted to show off another of the new Sizzix embossing folders, and this darling baby carriage just filled the bill for a precious baby card. After I ran it through to emboss the shape, I decided to cut it out, and did a little inking and added the doodle dots for fun. With some pink papers, and a soft ribbon, we can welcome the sweetest little girl.

This would work well for a shower, or as a greeting to mail to the new Mom, perhaps with a gift card enclosed, and tucked under the satin ribbon inside.

I hope this card will be just right for your next baby need.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

A Flower for a Friend

A flower can say so many things, and this one is bringing bring cheerful thoughts from you. The paper is two sided, and is co-ordinated to give a very elegant look to the card. The border is a dimensional punch, and is accented with a single row on the top and a double row on the bottom. There are color matched fibers at the center of the flower adding a very special touch. Order yours today.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

With Sympathy

When these times come up, we want the appropriate card to convey our feelings of caring and concern. My Sympathy card is embossed acrylic over kraft paper. Only the acrylic is colored, so it floats. The cathedral trim down the left side, as well as all other trim and lettering is dark green. The sheer ribbon and bow are a soft lilac. The pearls add a peaceful elegance that anchors the whole message.

New Arrival

It's Mellow Yellow week at Cuttlebug Challenge, and I created three distinctly diffent cards, all in yellow, to get folks going. Here they are:

This one is a sweet little giraffe from the New Arrival Cricut cartridge welcoming baby, as well as an image stamped on white and matted in yellow, then layered on a horizongal stripe over the soft yellow gingham background. The New Arrival embellishment at the lower right is a metallic piece given to me by a friend. Cute, eh?

Happy Seventh Birthday!

How fun it is to get a card with your special birthday spelled out all over it! This one is for a seven year old, but it could be done for any age. I chose a bright, vibrant yellow, accented with red ribbons and red pen work to make this a real eye-opener. The 7's are heat embossed in clear, making them like glass. The cupcake is embossed to mimic real papers and frosting, and there is plenty of diamond dust to make it all shine! The birthday message comes through loud and clear with the embossing in the lower corner. Happy Birthday to you........

A Sunny Hello

This sunny greeting features layers of crisp white, buttery yellow embossed flowers, then stamped sunflowers. The bow is shimmery and full. The Sunny Hello greeting is in rich chocolate brown. All of the edges are inked to give it dimension, and this card is sure to bring anyone a bit of sunshine.
Sorry I've been neglecting this blog for a while. I have been over at BettyBee's Buzz posting a new technique video, and a card challenge!!! It is a buzzing place to beeeeeeeeeee If you are a crafter, please note that any cards that are posted here are also posted on that site, with the instructions and materials listed. This site just shows the cards, and basics, usually intended for my clients. Of course, you are welcome to beeeeeeee here, but you might miss something fun!!!

BettyBee <@o<

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Thank you Flower

This floral message of thanks is set on a damask looking background created by heat embossing a clear design on the black cardstock. The flower and ribbon stem, as well as the plaque in the upper right are all dimensional, and make a beautiful presentation. There is a single embossed medallion on the upper inside of the card as well. Who would you like to thank today? To order my cards, just leave a comment, or email me at the address listed on the right. Have a great day!!

Friday, January 30, 2009


The Luv Bug Weekend has officially begun! Welcome to the Blog Hop! If you happened here first (without coming as a link from Cassie's) click here to go to Start!! If you were directed here, you've got one quick step to take, and then you'll have your next word....... click here........
(I've got two blogs, and the goodies, and info are on the other one,,,,it's just over there....see????)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Bee Happy

Just buzzing by with a simple little card that could be a "B'day Card" or to cheer you...or even "welcome to your new hive"! The wings of the little bees are touched with a bit of shimmer to add life to them. And the funny little fellow above the hive will bring a smile to all.

Check out BettyBee's Buzz for announcements about upcoming events for Jan 30 - Feb 1!!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Make a Wish ...

...and blow out the candles!! This card is certainly unique! The candles are ready to go with gold foil flames, and set atop embossed birthday messages that have been sanded to reveal the words in white. The ribbon spells out Happy Birthday and echoes the birthday hats and balloons of the background paper. This is a fun card for young or young at heart!

Thinking of Ewe!

Perhaps a note to a friend, or a special Valentine's message would be just right for this little Lamb. The bottom section is embossed with tiny hearts, the upper section has glitter and gloss for a really special look. Lambie-pie is embossed with the Cuttlebug to have swirls all over, just like curly wool. The inside of the card is white, so there is plenty of room for your personal message.

Thinking of You

This cheerful little card has a sparkling message to share. The butterfly sits upon a unique fabric-type covering that is lightly touched with prisma glitter. The ribbon is tied with a bow holding the "Thinking of You" chipboard message. Inside is another butterfly, also shimmering with irridescent glitter. (To find out the secret about this fabric, check out BettyBee's Buzz!)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge #15

Love is in the air with this embossed card. The glittered paisleys, florals and hearts cascade down the length of the card, and are tied at the center with a heart border by Martha Stewart. The message of love, is a stamp by StudioG. (For more info, please click over to my other blog, BettyBee's Buzz!)

Basic Little Black Dress

This little Any Occasion card is created on black cardstock, with the image stamped on glossy white. The black satin bow is accented with an adorned hat pin, and the pearls are repeated on the lace "hem" of the card. Inside the card is another piece of white cardstock featuring the scalloped lace edging along the bottom and stitching lines along the top.

Friday, January 16, 2009


Fluffles and Friends are ready to present your best wishes for just about any occasion. The image is stamped, then hand colored with water colors and baby oil gel. Best wishes!!!

Wild Thing!!!

Happy Valentines Day, or a big message for the heart throb in your life!! The big ape is from the Animal Kingdom cartridge, and he is swinging through the jungle with a big grin on his face. The hearts inside the card say "forever"....

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Cuttlebug #14

My apologies that the cards you are looking for aren't here! We have had cyber-gremlins for a couple of days, and I couldn't upload the new card that I made for the challenge, so I shared one that I made back in August. Here's the rub.....it isn't even on this blog.....it's on my "sister" blog. Please click on the link in the right column "BettyBee's Buzz"! There you will find a whole list of Birthday posts, and it's there. I hope you will find the blog hopping worth while. Thanks for stopping by!!

Happy Scrapping!!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Thank You in Chocolate!

What better way to say "thanks" than with chocolate! The embossed background on this card gives the feeling of rich, dark cocoa, while the pink and flowers carry the Thank You message loud and clear. There are tiny pink gems accenting the swirls and thank you frame. Thank You with a Flourish!!!

Shadow Box Card

This three dimensional card is a lot of fun to make and to receive. It is a standard size card, sent flat, then it pops open and sits up! The bird and branch stamp are set inside, and the bird has been stamped three times, and layered for depth. There is no sentiment on this card, so it could be used for any occasion. I hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Happy Birthday

This colorful birthday card features raised candles that have been inked in bright, bold colors, and the flames have been brought to life with golden glitter. The message "It's Your Day" is cut from brilliant gold card stock, and the ribbon is threaded through the front of the card. The inside has a cute candle stamped on the left, with a happy birthday greeting running along it's side.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

You Make My Heart Sing

All white elegance makes this Valentine's Card a winner. The corner accents are embossed with Fancy Corners, and the center heart carries the message "You Make My Heart Sing". The corners and the center heart are covered with color changing Kaleidoscope heat activated embossing powder that gives it a shiny glittery finish. The corners and the ribbon "arrow" are accented with flatbacked pearls. The scalloped heart really shines with MS mica! Send a Valentine's message to someone that makes your heart sing!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy Birthday

A fun birthday card for celebrating that special day for a special lady! This one has lots of sparkling glitter in the star borders, top and bottom. The additional star also shines with lots of glitter. The tiny stars accent the four corners of the front of the card, and cascade down the right edge of the inside of the card. The red/gold ribbon accent picks up the red (which doesn't show well in the photograph) that outlines the small white flowers on the patterned paper.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Thinking of You

Gruffie and Hedgie are bringing a great big bouquet to say they're thinking of someone special. This card can brighten anyone's day, for just about any occasion....get well, missing you, I'm glad you're my friend, congratulations, cheer up, etc. This is a great card to have on hand for those "right now" moments.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Congratulations, Graduate!

This card is a stair-step card, created for a new PhD! The back panel is clear acrylic, and the graduation caps appear to be flying in the air, as if thrown at the ceremony! When folded flat, this card fits into a regular envelope.

Order your stair-step card to celebrate any special event.

Happy Birthday

Swiss Dot Embossing, and Lace Edge punching make this card lots of fun. The bright flowers set off the happy birthday message, and the dotted ribbon echo the raised dots on the lower half. This cheerful card would make anyone's birthday brighter!

Criss-Cross Holder with cards Set

This set is ideal for a gift. The note cards are 3x4, and they tuck nicely inside the matching criss-cross box. They are all decorated with cuttlebug embossing, and lettering that says "Thank You". Springy colors of greens and purples are always uplifting.

Happy Anniversary

This Anniversary card features sanded dry embossing, a stamped tree design, and is accented with "emerald" jewels to celebrate a 35th wedding anniverary. I used copper ink to accent the tree and the lettering. The tree design is repeated on the inside.

I'm having difficulty with this blog! Check out BettyBee's Buzz to see some of my latest cards! This one won't let me upload images tonight!

Happy New Year, one and all!!!