Thursday, December 23, 2010

also from the garden

These are the gifts that I made for the "walking girls".  The "walking girls" are the girls (ladies) that I walk with every morning.  Except on the weekends.  I don't do weekends.  Not now.  Not ever.  We clear on that?
OK, OK, just havin' a little fun.  I made them a jar of handscrub, a lavander soap, a post-it-note holder and I put them in a kraft bag with two cookies on the flap.  I think they liked the cookies best of all!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

homemade from the garden

This is a pen vase I made my mother-in-law for Christmas.  She loves roses.  I had made these before with daisies as the flower, but when I saw these roses at Michaels I had to try and make this for her. 

I hollowed out the roses with a hot knife and then hot glued them to the end of an RSVP pen.  I filled the inside of the pen with green Bazzill Paper (sorry, sis-I know there must be a law against that somewhere) and filled the vase with blue, silver and clear pebbles.  I tied a green ribbon on under the rose and then spritzed the roses with Glimmer Mist (dazzling diamonds).  I finished up by tying a tule bow around the base with an angel ornament for accent.  I hope she likes it...

Thursday, December 16, 2010

just so you know

along with everyone else I know, I have been busy baking the cookies, cooking the candy, walking, decorating the house, planning the gift purchases (even got some bought), walking, wrapping, playing online, didn't make any christmas cards, I have been doing some crafty things, but I can't show them until after christmas, more walking, have a christmas party to go to tonight, need to go wash my hair, pick out my clothes, shine my shoes, you know, there you have it.  I have been busy just like YOU...just so you know...have a lot to get posted on here, but family is first so it may be a while...just so you know!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

is it that time already?

A while back I posted a kleenex box made out of the kraft paper with a snowman image on it. I decided to change it up a bit and came up with this one. I really like the way the red pops! I used the cuttlebug "spots" folder for the embossing and the stamped images were old stamps that I just happened to have four of. The letters were cut out of the Wingo Zingo sizzix strip and were just perfect for this. I used copics to color the images on the stamps. I even beaded my own charm. I even impressed the hubby...ok, not really...

Monday, November 22, 2010

i use these all the time

I love making these notepads! They are a great way to use up all your left over scraps and they make nice quick gifts. Make some up for all those people in your life that make your world go round and round!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

still playing...

I found this "idea" (and I use that word very loosely) at Hobby Lobby. They had a sheet of card ideas from T!m Holtz and I thought they were pretty cool. However on further inspection it looked to me like they would be very expensive cards with all his "bling" on them, so I made this one into a journal. I'm still working on number 2 (there were three in the set), but have about 10 projects in the works right now so...oh, well, one of these days...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

playing with t!m...

I've been playing with T!m and having way too much fun! Used the urban tapestry stamp set on this notepad. I put clear rock candy distress stickles on the roses and put them on the corner (even though I actually did grunge roses for this project, they looked awkward and too big so I opted for these). The pink flowers were left overs from a magnet board I did last year. Gotta love crafty!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

look at this!

Cardsister isn't the only card maker in this family! My daughter Katie made this card. She is a big Westie fan just like me. (As a matter of fact I became a fan because of her and her little Westie Toby!) The stamps are from Stampin' Up! and they were colored with Twinkling H2O's! So cute....I asked her to come and show me how she did it and we are having fun with the Westie stamps and the dogs, too! She made this thank you card to send to my nephew's little girl.

that time of year

These are four of the 2011-2012 planners I made this year. I have already given them away to my MIL and SIL. I buy them for a $1 at Michaels so they are cheap enough to redo. I should go get more, 'cause these were pretty fun!

Friday, October 29, 2010

me & tim & martha...

are making Christmas Cards! You gotta love that T!m and...well, just love that T!m. And Martha's OK, too. But you gotta LOVE T!M! I have been playing with the distress ink pads and they are fabulous! Really JUICY! Got a lot of good idea's to try, so I better get on it! Laters...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

shhhhh...i stole this idea

I know, I know...but I really liked this kleenex box! It was a little time consuming, but since I had some time to kill I just went for it. I saw this on the Splitcoast stampers site and just thought it was too cute. I want to make some more in red, some in white and maybe some in green...not sure yet.

Monday, October 25, 2010

atc traders

Whew!! It has been a while, but all for a good reason! I went to a wedding in Seattle and it has taken me a while to get myself caught up! These are the atc cards that my friends and I traded at Paper, Talk Scissors! They are such a talented group of ladies!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

a christmas card

I am searching for a christmas card that I like. I like this one, but it takes buttons and I don't have enough for all the cards I need to make. I usually find a card I like and make 50 of them but this year I just haven't found one that I can put that much energy into. However, since cardsister cannot go "storebought" I better think of something and fast!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

holiday planner

I saw the idea for this planner in a card magazine. The paper is from 2008 and is called "A Country Christmas". See, I use my paper. I'm just slow...The letters are from AC, the initials are from who knows where (had them forever!) and the chain is from TIM HOLTZ! Love that guy!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

hawaiian note book

OK, so it's not really Hawaiian...but it could be! Just imagine a tiny hula skirt around the middle of the book. This is another one of those "Gee, I wish I had remembered to take a pic of that before I messed with it..." but didn't books. I saw this book at Tuesday Morning and just knew I could think of something cutsie to do with it.
The paper is from K & Co. and yes I am still playing with that paper pack. I cut the letter out with the Don Juan Cartridge on my Cricut. The inside of the book is covered in the green paper that is under the words "notes". I put packing tape on the strip of paper that I cut for the words and when I cut them out they were shiny! I'm really having too much fun...

Monday, September 27, 2010

birthday card holder

September is a heavy month for birthday's around the cardsister house! I found this die at Michael's last month...the only thing I could find to spend my 50% off coupon make gift card holders. It's a lot of fun and they (I made two) did come out kinda cute, don't ya think? I'm gonna make some of these for Christmas this year for my Mom. So that's it for today-see ya back here in two days!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

cute clipboard...cardsister style

More K & Co. paper, stamp by stampabilities and Primas! I re-covered this little clipboard three times. Always messed something up, but I finally came up with this and I like it! The pen fit perfectly into an 18 guage wire trap that I made and super glued on. OK, I'm going to go make some more stuff...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

a cover up...

One of these days I am going to remember to take BEFORE pictures!!! This was a little book my daughter gave me that she didn't like. It had no personality...very plain jane...mustard colored cover...some writing of sorts...very forgetable. Of course you won't know that because I forgot to take the before picture! Oh, well, I am going to try and do better! The paper is K & Co. with pretty Primas.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

cardsister made a card!

I got a little "T!m Holtz" on this one! I used the Brackets die to cut the card edge and the swirl die for the swirl at the top of the card. The paper is from K & Co, the butterfly is MS, the button is Jenny Bowlin and the stamp is from Papertrey, Inc. The feather is from my favorite white boa! OK, OK, it's not really my favorite boa...but I am pretty fond of it!

Monday, August 30, 2010

a little flower book

I was at Michaels the other day and since I had a 40% off coupon and looking to spend it I ended up buying this book (big book-380 pages) of paper (cause everybody who knows me, knows I just don't have enough paper) made by K & Co. I had all the cardstock, but this was PAPER. I fell in love with it and can't stop playing with it. It is so cool!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

doggy gift tags

Didn't these little stamps make the cutiest gift tags? The one with the dog says "I could wag my tail!" on the inside. Thought it would be cute on a jar of grape jelly or a plate of cookies. Just love that little Chihuahua...he has such buggy eyes and his hat was fun to color! I actually made about twenty of these little gift tags and I'll post more of them later.

I posted this just like it is and then I realized that BOTH of the cards were dogs! Oh, well, I mean the dog on your's that...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

happy hello card

I found this stamp (Studio G) at Michaels! It's a cling stamp and soooooo cute! I stamped the image on a bling piece of red paper and then cut out the wing, the bird has diamonds and then is outlined in a sparkle copic marker! I like the way he turned out! Oh, well, back to the card board...

Sunday, July 18, 2010

a box of cards

I saw this die at Memory Gardens Scrapbook Shoppe and had an idea of what I wanted to do to this little box.

This little box will hold 10 cards and envelopes if they are simple and not overly decorated.

This box was decorated with Stampin' Up! stamps. The one I saw had a recipe theme and I am going to try that next.

Thanks for peekin'!

Friday, July 16, 2010

little pink girl

Stamp set by Sarah Kay. Really love these cute little stamps. Sweet...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

another owl card

Nice and simple-just the way I like it! There are so many cute stamps out there and I want them all!!! (ok, not really!)

Saturday, July 10, 2010


I covered this little clipboard with MME paper (don't remember the line), but it is one of my fav's. It's a little clipboard, so that makes it cute all by itself, right?

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Don't you just love this little notepad? I love the color and the heart button in the middle of the flower. It is the perfect match!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

well, owl be...

I bought these stamps at Michaels the other day while shopping. It reminded me of my Mom's owl collection when I was growing up. She had owl everything! I am giving these cards (and any subsequent ones) to her. I am so glad we got to have this little walk down memory lane...

Friday, July 2, 2010

country girl card

I got this stamp from my friend Yolanda at Memory Garden Scrapbook Shoppe. I wasn't sure I was going to like this stamp because it seemed too "detailed". I did this one with my Prisma colored pencils but I have done another one in Copics-both are delicious!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

yikes! it's a card!

OK it's just a birthday card, BUT it's pretty cute, right? Trying to remember to post things I make before I send them out or give them away. I'm working on it...

Monday, June 28, 2010

i'm a fan...

of Tom Holtz' new dies! I love this one-Caged Bird! Again I used the Mirabella paper from The Paper Studio and cut my letters from the Cricut cartridge "Don Juan". I just noticed that the ribbon on top fell over when I took this pic. Too bad, it is the same as the bird-green gingham. (I think I have a serious addiction to Tim Holtz-I love all his crafty stuff!!) The cage is painted with Tim Holtz Rock Candy Clear Crackle Paint.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

couldn't go too long...

without playing with another journal! This one is also covered in the Mirabella paper from The Paper Studio. The letters were cut with the Cricut (Don Juan) cartridge. Not sure I'm done with this one...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

a different little book

I love this! I bought this book (album, actually) at Tuesday Morning! I think I paid a $1 for it. It was an ugly teal and black color. I re-covered it with Mirabella paper from The Paper Studio. Love that paper-so vintage! The ribbon is from Basic Gray. I'll be posting another one of these later this month.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

did someone say "re-purpose"?

I was going to throw these little containers out, but then while I was contemplating how cute they were (and eating my Jelly Belly's) I had a thought! The clear pillow container had ribbon in it and the other had pins in it. I will tell you that the one on the right has an easy open back on it-and the "jellies" change daily!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

little bird book

I made this little book yesterday while I was playing with my Bind-It-All and a Stampin' Up! set. I always liked that little bird! Made the book with thick chipboard (won't do that again) and papers from a note block. I even put a feather on the front-pretty cute, right?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

texas tuesday

I am following a blog called deadbeat designs stamps. I go there everyday just to see what he is up to...very funny guy! He and several of his friends do a posting called texas tuesday and I thought, "I have a lot of Texas themed stamps. I could do this too!" So here I am. You should know that I bought my first five deadbeat design stamps from the Scrapbook Haus. When I got back home, I went to my LSS and suggested she also stock some deadbeat designs Texas stamps for her store, Memory Gardens Scrapbook Shoppe-and she did! So happy about that! (and of course I bought a bucket full...oh, well, there is no hope for me!) Hope you enjoy and visit his link-great fun!
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