What would we do without a greeting......card?

I just love to make my own greeting cards. There are endless possibilities. You can personalize them to fit the person or the occassion.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Challenge # 3 Toasted Marshmallow

Here is my entry for the third card challenge. The cute little snowman is having some toasted marshmallows. The image was a picture I saved from a calendar I had and just recycled the pictures and used them for some very cute little cards. The snowflake paper was from DCWV winter stack. I added some snowflake brads to finish off the card . I hope you like it. Until the next challenge - I will see you next time.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Celebrate the Harvest card challenge # 35

Here is my entry for the card challenge. I used a round scalloped card from Studio G as my base and the pattern mat was created with my Cricut Imagine Enjoy the Seasons cartridge. The little squirrel stamp is from Inkadinkado that I purchased at Joanne's. I used colored chalk to color the image. He is a cute little guy and made a fun little card. I hope you enjoy it. Until the next challenge enjoy the fall season.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

GO-TO GALZ Challenge #2

Hi everyone,
Here we have my entry for the card #2 challenge. I made a cute little hamburger and popped him up on pop dots. Also on the card are stickers that look like packets of mustard and ketchup which are also popped up. The hamburger came from the Cricut Simply Charmed cartridge. The punch that I used as a border is a EK Success punch. The inside sentiment is "Hope you have a whopper of a birthday". Thought this card was very cute. and could be used for any age birthday. Hope you like it too. Until the next challenge - keep creating.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Seeing Red Card Challenge

Here is my entry for the Seeing Red Card Challenge. I used a Magnolia stamp and colored her with Copic markers. The border is made with a Martha Stewart punch. I stamped the image, and then scanned it into my computer where I could then re size it. I like the larger size stamped images as they are much easier for me to color and they then become the focal point of my card. The background paper is from a stack I got a long time ago, so I don't know what it is. The inside sentiment is "Hope you are having a cool day." Well I hope you are having a cool day too and that you like my card. Until the next challenge - bye for now.

Friday, August 2, 2013

SEW MUCH FUN card challenge

Here is my entry for the card challenge. This is a Tiddly Inks digital image that I colored with my copic markers. I sized the image to fit the card.  I used my white gel pen to make the faux stitching around the border. The inside sentiment says, "My best friend and I are hoping you are have a great day. I think this is such a cute image from TiddlyInks and I like how the card came out. I hope you like it too. Until next time - hope you are having a great day. My best to you.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Christmas in July Challenge

Here is my card for the Christmas in July Challenge. I used the Teddy Bear Parade cartridge. The sack of toys, the present, and the Santa tag all came from a package of Christmas embellishments. The paper was from a DCWV stack. I love how this little card turned out, however I don't think you can go wrong with any of the Teddy Bear Parade cut outs. They are all so very cute. I have enjoyed using them in other cards that I have made. I really enjoy making Christmas cards and have made a different card for each of my  recipients for the past two years. I am eager to get started on my cards for this year and this will get me started. I hope you like my Santa Teddy too.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Terrific Tuesday Challenge-Summer Time

Hi All,
Here is my entry for the Summer Time challenge. The little girl is a Magnolia stamp that I colored with copic markers. What I did was to stamp the image and then scan the image into my computer. I then re sized it larger and printed it out. I colored the larger stamped image which is a lot easier to do. I used a Martha Stewart flower punch for the bottom border. I popped the image up on pop dots. The inside sentiment is have a really cool summer. I hope you like this little entry as much as I liked making it. Until next time - have a great day.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

CTV Challenge # 30

Here is my entry for the CTV design team challenge # 30. My Father's Day card is white cardstock. The bottom portion that represents his slacks is a denim looking paper. I cut a tie shape out of striped paper and added a gemstone for the tie tack. The belt is ribbon and the belt buckle is a pop top piece from a soda can. I used stick on letters for the DAD. I hope you like my little card. I really enjoy entering these challenges and the design team always comes up with great ideas for the challenge.
Until next time have fun making cards.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Yummy Ice Cream

Hi Everyone,
With the weather getting warmer and summer soon upon us, I thought this little card would be just the thing to get us in the mood for ice cream. I happen to think any time of year is good for ice cream. I used a Matilda stamp on white card stock and then scaned it into my computer and resized it larger. I used my copic markers to color the stamp. I am getting better at using the copics and I like how they look for coloring stamps. I used a flower punch to add a border to the card. I really like the looks of this card and for the inside sentiment I used "Wishing you a happy birthday". I like making the stamps larger as I think you can see more detail. I hope you like this little card. Hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day. Blog you again soon.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Bitten By The Bug Challenge

Hi all

Here is my entry for the card challenge. This is from the Everyday Paperdoll cartridge. The face is a Peachy Keen stamp and the sentiment is from the Imagine cartridge Enjoy the Seasons. The inside
sentiment is "Brings May Flowers. I hope you like the card and I am excited to join this challenge. I will post more fun cards soon. Enjoy your day.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Luck of the Irish

Hi all,
Here is my latest card for the Cardz TV challenge # 25. I have  both the shamrock and the leprechaun on this card. The leprechaun is from the Cricut Simply Charmed cartridge. The background paper is from Paper Studio. As you can see my little leprechaun has gold coins from his pot of gold. The inside sentiment is Luck of the Irish from the spring card cartridge by Cricut. I really like how he turned out. You can't get much more Irish than this, but then I am a Kathleen so I guess I should know Irish. I hope you enjoy him. Look for more cute cards soon.
Love, Kathy

Monday, February 25, 2013

Crafty Card Challenge # 125

Hi All,
Here is my entry for the card challenge. I used the heart design from the Cricut Imagine machine. The little stamp is a Penny Black stamp with a little hedgehog and a little ladybug. I used markers on this stamp, but have found that color chalk is a better way to color these stamps. I ran the background paper through the Cuttlebug Divine Swirls folder. The sentiment I created from my computer. Inside it says I love you - Happy Valentines Day. I think it turned out real cute though I would use the chock next time. I hope you like the card and I will post again soon.
Love, Kathy

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Just on my way - to blog

Hi all,
Thought I would post a new card today so you can see my attempts at coloring with Copic markers. This what they call a digital stamp from a company called Tiddly Inks. I colored it in with the markers and put it on a card. I think is is very cute and I am learning more all the time about how to work with different mediums to color stamps. The inside sentiment says "to wish you a happy birthday. I hope you enjoy the post. Until next time.
Love, Kathy

Thursday, February 7, 2013

My favorite Christmas card 2012

Hi all,
Here is my favorite Christmas card that I made this year. I think it came out so cute. I love the little clothes pins for stocking hangers. They are just like the ones in the sentiment on the front. I used the Cricut Imagine cartridge to make the stockings. I think they are very pretty. I did keep this card as I was afraid that the clothes pins might get broken if I tried to send this through the mail. I can use it as an example for cards for next years group. I always have one card that stands out and I have a hard time parting with that one as all the cards I make are different. I hope you enjoyed your card this year. It is one of a kind. Thanks for taking a look and I will post more cards soon.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Color Challenge # 23

Hi again,
Here is my entry for the color challenge of Red, White, and Black. I used red and white paper for my heart card base. The shoes are from the Cricut cartridge The Nifty Fifties. This is a get well card for my sister who loves saddle shoes as do I. A blast from the past for us. I thought it would be cute to use a heart shape card that I cut out with my Cricut Imagine since it was so near Valentines day. It is a pretty simple little card, but very cute just the same and also using the colors in the challenge. I hope you enjoy it and stay tuned for more cute little cards.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Paper Playtime Challenge


Hi everyone,
It's been a while since I've posted to my blog, but I have some great cards to share with you. This card was made using the "I love you a Latte" cartridge. I used coffee themed ribbon to trim the edges of the card. The sentiments are ones I printed from my computer. I love the little travel cup from that cartridge. I found a Starbucks logo and sized it to fit the front of the cup. Since I am sending this to a friend and not using it for sale it should be OK. I have plenty of brown for the challenge. I hope you like it and stay tuned for more cute cards.