Friday, December 17, 2010

Be Jolly...

Hi! Are you done with all your holiday stuff? I am almost done...and I have five more cards to make that will be going out Monday....I did almost 60 this year! My list got a bit bigger....Today I wanted to share a card that I made a while back using chipboard...I LOVE chipboard its so fun to use and gives such a nice touch...A bit of bling was added to the wreath for sparkle and I made a bow to add for fun too...I paired it all up with some Designer Christmas Paper from Debbie Mumm. Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! Hugs..
Supplies: Chipboard, Ribbon, Pop Dots, Papers DCWV and Debbie Mumm, Bling by A Muse

Friday, December 10, 2010


Hi! Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season so far! This is a card I made last year with some chipboard I found at Targets Dollar Spot...Don't you just love those dollar spots? I just popped them up and added a snowflake charm and ribbon for a quick, clean and simple card...Thanks to everyone who has been asking about Mom...she is doing much better since her triple bypass surgery...Thanks for your kind words I really appreciate you all! Hugs....Cookie
Supplies: Chipboard Letter from Target, Halcraft and DCWV Paper, Pop Dots, Ribbon by Amuse and Snowflake Charm

Monday, November 29, 2010

Moose Meadow Christmas...

Hi! Its been awhile since I have posted...My Mom just had a triple bypass and we have been taking care of her...She is doing much better!....And I have a special order to share with you that I just got around to doing inbetween taking care of Mom and my regular duties....The stamp originally had a bella girl which I replaced with two of the bella guys and added some Santa Hats for the trip to Moose Meadows....It doesnt show up in the photo but there is Aleens Glitter Snow added to the torn paper to represent a snow bank...Some bling for the headlights and pom poms added to the Santa Hats for fun...The Santa Hats were taken from a Penny Black Mimi Stamp that I had used for my Christmas cards this year by stamping, scanning, resizing then cutting them out to pop up on these guys, a bit of sakura stardust in silver added to parts of the car and I cut out the Moose Meadow sign from the designer paper to tuck in the snow bank...This card was a blast to make and I was ready to make a card since its been awhile...It was good therapy...Hey Bill if you look closely its snowing on your card....Hehe....Hope you like it Mr. Bill :D
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are gearing up for Christmas and the New Year! Hugs....Cookie

Supplies: Papers by Debbie Mumm Stack and Recollections, Stamps by Stamping Bella and Penny Black, Bling, Sakura Stardust Pen in Silver, Pop Dots, Copics, Aleens Glitter Snow and Pom Poms

Monday, November 22, 2010

Penguins CAS Style...

Heres some more fun using those great 99 cent embellishments from Recollections you get four of these cuties for the price!...These playful penguins are so cute! I used the Martha Stewart goo punch on this card like I did on the snowman card I posted a couple of posts ago...Some dazzling diamonds for sparkle and you have a fast clean and simple cheerful card to send out for Christmas...Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week!
Supplies: Papers by SU and Recollections, MS Goo Punch, Dazzling Diamonds by SU, Pop Dots and Penguins by Recollections

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Attention Elvis Fans!

Hi! Ok I am reposting this card because I wanted to get the word out there for any Elvis fans that may stop by my little ole blog....I looked high and low to find anyone who comes close to portraying Elvis in concert and NOBODY in my opinion does it better than "Shawn Klush" I found him by one day looking through alot of different Tribute Artists out there and was so tickled to find him...He will be coming to Florida for the first time and I wanted to spread the word....If you like Elvis its a must see show I cant wait!!...Here is the info on it...

Nov. 20 + 21 – Shawn Klush performs at The Wesley Chapel Center for the Arts, 30651 Wells Rd, Wesley Chapel, Fl. Tickets on Sale Now! Don't miss your chance to see Shawn Klush on Tour in Florida. Click here for tickets and information.
And here is a Shawn Klush Video for you to see for yourself!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Snowmen (CAS)

Hi! I wanted to share another card using the cute embellishments from Recollections...Arent these snowman the cutest! Keeping it very simple I just added them to the sky blue cardstock then using my Martha Stewart Goo Punch for the bottom portion and adding some dazzling diamonds to that area then matted that on the red...Fun and Easy for only 99 cents I can make two of these cards since you get four to a pack....Thanks so much for stopping by!
Supplies: Recollections Embellishments Snowmen, SU and Recollections Papers, MS Goo Punch and Dazzling Diamonds by SU

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Fancy Reindeer (CAS Style)

I have so much fun making cards with these great embellishments by Recollections...Two reasons...One they are only 99 cents! And Two they are so fast, easy and yet I still think they look good...Its an instant gratification! When I saw this pretty reindeer with the gold and red I had to get one and try it out...Now I wish I would have got alot more...Its a die cut acetate so it gives it a floating feel too...Maybe Michaels has some more left....For 99 cents and being you can make them fast they are great to have on hand...Hope your having fun making your holiday cards! Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Supplies: Embellishment by Recollections, Paper by SU and Recollections...Thats it!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Happy Turkey Day!

This post is dedicated to some stampers whose work I love to oogle over...Emily from ArtfromtheHeart and Jessica at There She Goes Blogs...I LOVE how they cut out their images so perfectly like they do...I usually cut as close to the black line as I can but decided to try it the way they do it and let me tell ya it wasnt easy! Trying to get that perfect amount of white on the outside of the image...My hats off to them! I used my Pink Cat Studio Digi Image to cut out and pop up....I made one on kraft and one on white and I really like how the colors popped on the white background...although the white outline doesnt show up as much...I took the colors from my Turkey and found coordinating ribbons to add for fun...I hope I did them proud on the cutting part...Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my little ole blog and if you get the chance pay the girls a visit by clicking on their blog names above!...Have a great day!
Supplies: Pink Cat Studio Digi Image, Ribbon, Pop Dots, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen and Paper Clip

Friday, November 5, 2010


There was a challenge over at SCS to make a card using I took the opportunity to make a Tinkerbell card for a friend of mine who loves her...And since she wears a green dress it worked out great for the challenge...The image was cut out twice and one popped up over the other slightly to give her dimension...I especially wanted the wings to look as if they are behind her but still bend them out a bit as shown...Pom Poms were added to her shoes with glue dots and SU Dazzling Diamonds make her wings sparkle...Some bling bling surrounds her for fun and ribbon tied around her hair...After I gave this card to someone at the shop another person saw it and ordered one and I ended up putting a few star blings in place of the regular bling...I had alot of fun making this card...My favorite style is Clean and Simple so I stayed with that...Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
Supplies: Tinkerbell Image, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Pop Dots, Bling and Ribbon

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Christmas Cards....

Hi! I know its early to be posting Christmas cards when I haven't even posted any Thanksgiving ones yet...but I couldn't resist making a card using this adorable stamp from Penny Black called "Snow Kiss"...(click on photo for enlargement) Isn't it precious! The stamp was a wonderful surprise from my Aunt and I just had to ink it up...I have decided that this will be my card for Christmas this year...At first I just popped up the scarf and then my hubby says "you know what would look cute is if you popped up the hat too" thinking to myself "yeah I know it would be cute but he doesnt have to do all that cutting out" lol....anyways I had to try it and darn if he isnt right I like it....but wonder if I will do it on all of them??? Theres 40! So 40 scarfs and hats...YIKES thats 80?? I always give in and do it...and I wanted to try to keep it last years cards were pretty easy so this year I will spend more time coloring and cutting...I kept the layout simple and paper to a minimum...What do you think? Have you started your Christmas cards? Thanks for stopping by tonight!
Supplies: Stamp by Penny Black (Snow Kiss), Stazon Ink in Black, SU and Recollections Papers, Copics, Star Bling, and Pop Dots

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Guest Designer Lori (Day 2)

Welcome to day two of my Guest Designer Lori' cards! Isn't this bear the cutest? I was so tickled to get this cutie in the mail! I just love how Lori used these great pumpkin nesties on this cute Halloween card...She is so great picking out all the right elements for her card designs...The papers,colors and ribbon all go so great together... She even used two different border punches one on the top and bottom of the designer paper...She is so creative! Thanks to everyone who has left comments for her I know she really appreciates it...I am hoping to have some more of her creations to share with you in the future and that she can share a bit about herself with us and her love for designing. I want to say a special Thank You to Lori for letting me share her wonderful work with everyone here...And thanks to all of you for stopping by... Happy Halloween! Be safe!

Supplies: SU Costume Bears, SU Markers and Black Ink, SU Papers, MS Drippy Goo Punch, EK Success Boo Border Punch, Ribbons from Michaels and Pumpkin Nesties

From Millan.Net

Friday, October 29, 2010

Guest Designer Lori!

Tonight I am featuring an awesome Halloween card created by my Guest Designer of the weekend my Aunt Lori! Isn't this card GREAT!! My son was the lucky one who received it in the mail today and I couldn't wait to showcase it here...I love how all the elements she used tie in so well together...The bat emboss folder she used looks awesome paired with this SU Skull Image. The brads give it that something extra special as does the nesties she chose (to enlarge the image click on the photo)...My son loved it! And so do I! She is a real pro! And the best Aunt anyone could ever have....I have another wonderful card I will be sharing tomorrow by Lori so come back and check it out....
Supplies: Stamps are SU From the Crypt, Ink Black, Paper by SU (Black, Vanilla and Ghostly Greetings DP), Nestabilities Labels 16, Sizzix Bats #2 Embossing Folder and Brads from Michaels

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Betty The Witch and Friend

Hi! Not much longer till Trick or Treat! Anybody out there have any special plans? Its a great time to be able to play dress up and have fun...Arent the Pink Cat Studio images cute! This is Betty the Witch and her little friend...Digi images are great to work can resize them any size you want and they always come out crisp and clean...On this card I added some googly eyes to the frog after I cut it out and popped it up...a bit of sparkle was added to her hat band and socks with a spica glitter pen...A couple of bubbles for buttons and shes all ready to go out and get some candy...This card is going to someone special...Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Supplies: Pink Cat Studio Betty The Witch Digi, Cloud 9 Design and SU Papers, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Copics, Martha Stewart Punch Boo, Black Rain Drops, Googly Eyes and Spica Glitter Pen

Saturday, October 16, 2010

I Got A Rock...(And A Winner!)

Congratulations to Erin K!!...She was the first to guess that its "Charlie Brown"...Thanks to everyone who played along and Erin please email me (under my profile) your address so I can get your gift card to you...I hope to do this again very soon...The card was made with the classic "Its the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" in mind, I love this scene and I love Peanuts...Have a great weekend! Cookie

Friday, October 15, 2010

Give A Way! Who Am I?

Hi! Well its that time! Time to guess who the mystery person is on this card...If you know leave the answer under the comments section for a chance to win a $10 Dollar Gift Card from Michaels Craft Store...If more than one person guesses at the same time there will be a drawing to determine the winner...Winner will be posted tomorrow evening so come back to see if you won!! Good Luck!

Halloween CAS Card...

Yay! Its Friday! Hope your doing great and ready for a nice weekend...Don't forget to stop by tonight at 9pm eastern time for your chance to win a $10 Gift Card for Michaels! All you have to do is be the first with the correct answer to who is on the card I post...If more than one person guesses at the same time there will be a drawing...Hope you stop by and play...I made this card yesterday after I found these cute embellishments on sale by Martha Stewart, I thought they would make a great Clean and Simple Card Design...You get seven of these wrapped faux candies so I got two cards out of it and I have one candy left over that I use for something....Remember those black and orange wrapped candies I think they are called Peanut Butter Kisses...they kind of remind me of those...I use to seperate my candy after I got home from Trick or Treating and this kinda had its own pile...All the chocolate had its own too...Did anyone else do that? LOL...This card was instant gratification! Easy, Fun and Fast! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Supplies: Martha Stewart Candy Embellishments, Recollections Cards (thats it!)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Trick or Treat Fun...

Hi! I have been having so much fun making Halloween cards...There are so many cute papers and the colors are so fun to work with...This card was made using some DP from Martha Stewarts Halloween stack...I combined it with this cute Penny Black stamp her images are always so cute! One of my favorite stamp companies! I popped up the paws and bag on the cat and added some sakura sparkle to the bags...I love outlining my images with the cool gray copic for dimension...Dont forget about the contest coming up on Friday night at 9pm eastern...A $10 Dollar Michaels Gift Card is up for grabs! I will post a card at that time and the first person to correctly guess who it is on the front of the card will win! If more than one person guesses at the exact time then there will be a drawing...Get it on the fun! Thanks so much for stopping by...Have a great day...
Supplies: Papers by DCWV and Martha Stewart, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Copic, Penny Black Stamp, Pop Dots, Stazon Black Ink, Sakura Glitter Pen, and Ribbon

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Snoopy Online...

Hi! Hope you had a great weekend! This is a card I made for a SCS Challenge to make a card using a computer on it...I found this adorable Snoopy image that was perfect for the challenge...I kept if very clean and simple...A bit of paper glaze was added to the computer screen for shine...Attention! I am going to be putting up a card on Friday at 9pm eastern time and the first person to guess correctly under the comments section who the card is of will win a $10 dollar gift card from Michaels Craft Store (if more than one person guesses at the exact time there will be a drawing and winner will be announced on Saturday!)...Hope you play along!
Supplies: Snoopy Image, Pop Dots, Copics and Ribbon

Thursday, October 7, 2010


This is my second post today...While I had out all the punched out goodies from Martha Stewart my Aunt sent me I thought I would make another Halloween card...This one was fun putting together...I added some googlie eyes for fun and popped up the skull a bit for dimension...A creepy spider and some fun ribbon, and to finish it off I put the boo on a jumper ring and tied it on...Thanks for stopping by! These Halloween cards are addicting!
Supplies: GP and SU papers, Ribbon by Target, Pop Dots, Googlie Eyes and various Martha Stewart Punches (from my Sweet Fairy Craft Mother Aunt Lori, Thanks Aunt Lori)

Trick or Treat (Bag)

There are so many great punches out there for Halloween...This card features Martha Stewarts products I added a bit of black paper to the back of the Trick or Treat bag so it shows through popped it up a bit and added some bats for fun paired with her fun paper she has out this year...I just took this one up to the shop and my hairdresser got it before I even put it in the card stand...I better go make another one! Thanks so much for stopping by today...I hope you have a great week! Hugs...Cookie
Supplies: Martha Stewart and DCWV Papers, Martha Stewart Punches (Bat and Trick or Treat Bag) and Pop Dots

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Todays post is dedicated to Elzybells (Elizabeth)....As some of you may know she closed her doors which is sad but the good news is she will be working as a stamp designer for Penny Black! That would be a dream come true! I LOVE Penny Black stamps too...So I cant wait to see what she comes up with....I wanted to send Elizabeth out a big hug for sharing her wonderful talent with us for the past 7 years and I am so happy to have made many cards using her wonderful designs (the photo above is one of my favorite stamps I used of hers to make this card long ago ) I will treasure the stamps I have and will be on the look out for her work at Penny Blacks Company! Thank you Elizabeth and Many Wonderful Wishes for your future with Penny Black...Hugs and Love, Cookie
Supplies: Elzybell Rubber Stamps, DCWV and Target Papers, Offray Ribbon, MM button brads, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen and Pop Dots

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall is here...

Hi! Well its finally here....Fall...Even though its still hot here in Florida the fall decorations are out big time...and of course even Christmas! I found these cute stickers at Michaels for only 99 cents...I just couldnt pass them up...I used some SU paper to add to the fall feel and used my scalloped scissors to cut the bottom edge...This one sold fast at the shop...These owls are cute arent they? Have a great week!
Supplies: Owl 3-D Stickers by Recollections, SU Papers, Scalloped Scissors and Pop Dots

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Thats My Boy!

Hi! Hope you are doing great! I recently made this card to give to my son for his birthday...These Mos Digital Images are great and when I saw this one it reminded me so much of him doing what he loves...Playing games and this image I found some small black rope and taped it over the cord image by putting double back on it then pressing it to secure....It worked out great...A tiny hole was made to insert the top part through the back and then I taped it down...Thanks so much for stopping by... Have a great week...
Supplies: Mos Digital Image, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Copic, Black Rope, Pop Dots and Papers

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Touch of Love...

Hi! Hope your doing great....I wanted to share a card I made a while back that I thought would make a nice Wedding card...I love the emboss paper paired with distressing on cards for a romantic vintage look but I kept it clean and simple...Vellum and Pearls were added to give it something extra...I was tempted to add some ribbon but restrained...I really need to use my cuttlebug more because I do love the look of the emboss...Thanks so much for stopping by today...Have a great day! Hugs...Cookie :D
Supplies: Cuttlebug and Folder,Vellum Michaels Open Stock, Paper by Halcraft, Pearls, Pop Dots and Vellum Quote
Hey do you watch Americas Got Talent? Did your favorite get in? Mine did Michael Grimm...Who do you like?

Monday, September 6, 2010

Stirring Up Trouble...

Hi! Happy Labor Day...I wanted to share another quick and easy Halloween card using those fun acetates by Martha Stewart and EK Success...These are the more whimsy ones I had told you about in my previous post....These are fun too because they sparkle! This is one of the large ones in the pack so it takes up alot of your card front...I used paper from her Halloween stack to go with this acetate witch....a bit of black satin ribbon for fun and your done! I do love stamping and coloring alot but when I am pressed for time its great to have these type of supplies around...A great deal for them too...Only 4.99 for 36 pieces! Plus use a coupon for another 40 percent off...Its a good deal...I hope you have a great day today... Thanks for stopping by....
Supplies: Martha Stewart and EK Success Papers and Acetate Die Cuts, Pop Dots and Ribbon

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Hi! Hope your all doing great...I saw these great acetate die cuts at Michaels the other day by Martha Stewart/EK Success and just had to get them to try...I was sitting right there on the floor with all 36 of these die cuts spread out looking to see what all you wasnt a photo of what all was in them so whats a girl to do? Anyways I loved all of them! And I thought they were a great price for so many pieces especially if you have a coupon too...So I took the plunge and got them along with another pack of more whimsy ones that I will share a card or two I have made using those also...I have to say they are so much fun to play with...I created this scene on a single piece of metallic cardstock and added red bling here and there for sparkle...Glues dots were added to the parts of the fence in black to attach to base so you cant see them...Pop Dots were added to pop up the headstone and owl....This card was a hoot to make...(no pun intended)....hehe...If you get a chance stop by SCS and get in on the challenge for today to make a card using a single piece of cardstock....Thanks so much for stopping by...I really appreciate the time you take out of your day to do so...Hugs!! Cookie :D
Supplies: Martha Stewart/Ek Success Acetate Die Cuts, glue dots, pop dots, red bling, silver metallic paper
Attention Julie Ebersole at Paper Trufflez I LOVE YA!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Let's Hang Out...

I had so much fun making this card...I LOVE bird cages and I found this stamp a while back in the dollar bin at Michaels...I have had this idea in my head for a few days and thought I better do it before I forget...My favorite style is clean and simple so I took one of my favorite stamps and paired it with that style...I first stamped, scanned and enlarged it just a big bigger than the orginal stamped image...colored the birds to go with the ribbon I wanted to use, punched a hole in the top part to add a jumper ring to string the ribbon through...Pop Dots were added to the back of the birdcages to secure them once I cut them out...I also did this on one sheet of paper and put that on top of the front of the card so you cant see the ribbon secured on the back...Fun and Super Easy! The inside sentiment will say "Lets Hang Out"...Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope your day is tweet! :D
Supplies: Studio G Stamps, Stazon, Epson, Pop Dots, Ribbon, Jumper Rings, Watercolor Pencils

Friday, August 27, 2010

Dreaming Of A White Christmas...(Already?)

No not really....but I had to get in on the challenge over at SCS today cause it sounded so fun...Keeping it very clean and simple I went with a photo from my all time favorite movie "White Christmas" since using snow and distressing were part of the challenge I wanted to use an old photo like this and distress it then put some glitter snow on just the bottom portion of the card...The sparkle doesnt show up on the photo but it sparkles so pretty in person...If you get a chance check out the challenge here and thanks so much for stopping by today!
Supplies: Image from Google, Papers by SU, Pop Dots and Glitter Snow
Ok now you know I have to post a video from White

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sand and Sea...

Hi! Hope everyone is doing great...This card is for the Clean and Simple Challenge going on over at SCS...I cant believe they are up to 81 challenges already! Time sure does fly...(no pun intended....Doh) The challenge is a color one and the colors are white, kraft and turquoise...I know exactly who this card is going to...And if my Aunt Lori reads this she will too...I used my Martha Stewart Bird Punch to simulate seagulls and tore my paper to give the foam effect of the water at the beach when it rushes up to the shore...This was a fun card to make...A silver bead was added just for fun...Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Supplies: MS bird punch, SU and DCWV papers, Pop Dots and Bead

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Baby Boy Clothesline...

Hi! I hope you are all doing well...I have been away for a bit and glad to be back...I found these K&Company stickers on sale a while back and love using them for a quick baby card...I color cordinated the envelope and used gingham for the flap...I wish I would have picked up more of these I cant seem to find them anymore...A huge thank you to everyone who commented on my post about Uncle Gene...Your comments were very sweet! Thanks so much for stopping by... Have a great weekend!
Supplies: K&Company Baby Clothesline, Halcraft and MM Papers, Pop Dots

Sunday, August 8, 2010

In Honor of Uncle Gene...

Todays post is dedicated to Uncle Gene who just recently passed away...Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone at this time...I will always remember his big smile and the love he showed to his family and friends....It was a joy to know him...We love you Uncle Gene!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Blinged Butterfly and Swiss Dots..

I had so much fun making this card...The butterfly was cut out of a K&C Designer Paper Stack...To give it more substance after I cut it out and taped it down to a piece of cardstock then cut it out again....I have been using my swiss dots folder alot more lately and used it on this card too....The sentiment is from SU Whimsical Words...Bling is one of my favorite things to use on cards to give them something special....Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great day!
Supplies: Papers by SU and K&Company, SU Stamp Set Whimsical Words, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots Folder, Pop Dots, Scalloped Scissors and Bling

Monday, July 26, 2010

Too Much Monkey Business...

I made this card for my Grandson who will be turning 3 years old in August! I have been calling him monkey lately so when I saw these cute stickers I had to make a card using them...The embossed leaf and kraft paper I thought went well with the theme...Twine was added to make it look like the guys were swinging from it and the one of the bottom has a dime on the backside so its weighted enough to swing back and forth...My Stampin Up buttons were the perfect color to go with this card...I couldnt help but think of a song Elvis sang called "Too Much Monkey Business" so I had to find the song on youtube...Have a great week!!
Supplies: Monkey Stickers, Kraft and Leaf Emboss Paper from Michaels Paper Bin, Brown Paper by SU, Buttons by SU, Twine and Pop Dots

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Pretty Bird...

Hi! I have been having some fun using these K&Company die cuts I got at Michaels for half off!Theres a challenge over at SCS to make a Clean and Simple card from a sketch...I ran my background paper through the cuttlebug using the swiss dots folder to give it some texture and interest...Popped up some of the pieces and added pears to the flower centers and butterfly...The colors were from the SCS Color Challenge
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!
Supplies: K&Company Die Cuts, Pop Dots, Pearls,Ribbon, MS Butterfly Punch, Cuttlebug, Swiss Dots Folder

Sunday, July 18, 2010

You Make Me Smile

I always love looking at the different styles of cardmakers out there and Moxie Fab World is having a card style week to celebrate their new magazine Card Style...I tend to stick with Clean and Simple Designs but love looking at the Vintage Collage Style cards out there too...Julia Stainton over at Belle Papier makes some beautiful vintage style cards and I have always wanted to try it! I went to Michaels and found a package of great die cuts by K&Company for half off the original price! The package is filled with great die cuts for just over 2 bucks! So I grabbed it and went home and got out some papers that I had by K&Company that went perfectly with the die cuts...I played around with a collage I was happy with and using my pop dots started to build my card...Pearls were added to the birdcage and some SU buttons for fun...I had so much fun making this card and want to say Thank You to Julia for inspiring me to give it a try...I had so much fun I went back to Mikes and got a second package! I encourage anyone to try a design they normally wouldnt do... I really enjoyed it for a change! Thanks for stopping by...Have a great day!
Supplies: K&Company DP, SU Cardstock, K&Company Die Cuts, Pop Dots, Pearls, SU Buttons

Saturday, July 17, 2010

My First Mos Digital Pencil Image...

This is my first time making a card using one of Mos Digital Pencil images this one is called "Taking a Break"...Theres a challenge going on to make a boy/guy card over at Mos Digital Pencil Blog...I colored and cut out my whole image and then sat them on some green and used my grass scissors (I cant find that MS grass punch?) and punched out a fence for the background...Layered it all using different degrees of pop dots for dimension and then used a circle punch and flower punch for the sun....This card was fun to make...Paper glaze was added to the dogs nose for shine...Stop by over at Mos Digital Blog for details on the challenge! Its fun! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Supplies: Mos Digital Pencil Image Taking a Break, Papers by DCWV and GP, Pop Dots, Circle Punch by Marvy,Flower Punch by SU, Grass Scissors by Marvy, Fence Punch by MS, Watercolors by Kim, Blender Pen and Paper Glaze

Friday, July 16, 2010

Hi Butterfly!

Hi! Hope your having a wonderful day today and ready for the weekend! I wanted to share a card I made for the CAS Challenge over at SCS to use embossing on your card...I chose to use the Swiss Dots Folder on a punched out flower...I found some foam letters to spell out "Hi" and used a DP butterfly and some bling for fun...A clear button with thread was added to the center of the flower for a little extra something...
Supplies: Foam Letters, DP by K&Company, DCWV and SU Papers, SU Flower Punch, SU Clear Button, Thread, Pop Dots, Bling, Swiss Dots Folder, Cuttlebug and Circle Punch
Tip: For butterfly antennas I cut very thin paper strips and taped them to the back

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Cards for Mark Meyer

Todays post is very close and dear to me....its dedicated to our Nephew Mark Meyer who just recently was diagnosed with Lymphoma and is undergoing treatment I had posted about it not too long ago on this blog then a sweet angel named Peggy aka marilynprestonn sent me an email wanting to know if it was ok to get some cards to Mark (here is her post about Mark...)I was in awe of her kindness as well as the family...What a wonderful thing to do! Then what I like to call the "Splitcoast Angels" started sending cards from all over! What a blessing this is for Mark!! This will bring such a smile to his face and I know it will be good for him to know how many people are thinking of him during this time...Mothermark and gbedwright have started challenges today posted here and here in honor of Mark...You are all so wonderful and I want to say Thank You from the bottom of my heart!!! I am hoping to get photos of Mark with his cards and be able to share them if I can....To everyone who has sent a card to Mark or who is planning on it...Many blessing to you for being part of putting a smile on his face...Hugs and Love to you all!! Cookie...aka Stampgroover
Supplies: Pink Cat Studio Digi, Page Pebble, Pop Dots, Copics, Ribbon, Black Rhinestone on dog nose,circle punches and star brad
Here is another link to the story and donations for Mark Meyer....

Friday, July 9, 2010

You're too kind...

Hi! Hope your doing great today! So glad the weekend is here! On this card I used SU Whimisical Words set...its was a little to small paired with the designer paper and I wanted it to really be center stage so I stamped it, scanned it and resized it before I matted it...I love using this SU punch as a border on the bottom of my matted images and sentiments...The colors in this K&Company are so happy I couldnt wait to use them...I added some punched out butterflies and blinged them up a bit (I do believe this MS Three in One Punch was one of the best investments ever I use it all the time). Sheer white ribbon tops it off....Thanks so much for stopping by...I really appreciate you! Hugs....Have a great weekend! Cookie :D
Supplies: SU Whimsical Words, Pop Dots, SU Punch, MS Three in One Butterfly Punch, Bling, DCWV, SU and K&Company DP Stack,Ribbon and Computer

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Old Friends...

Hi! Hope you are doing great! I made this card for the Clean and Simple Challenge over at SCS...I was inspired to use the colors black and white and a vintage design and this is what I came up with...I used Edwardian Script Font to go with this image I found at Graphics Fairy Website...she has some great images for free! The image was matted and popped up for dimension...TFL! Have a great night!
Supplies: Digital Image at Graphics Fairy, Papers, Pop Dots and Font

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Driving in Style...

Heres is a card request I had for a friend of mine...He wanted me to use my Bella in the car but make it a Fella with the help of my photoshop I stamped and scanned the image...took out the girl and stamped and scanned my guy and put him in...It was actually kinda fun and I surprised myself that I figured it out pretty fast...I have done this kind of thing before but ran into a slight delay but figured it out...keeps me on my toes...he wanted the car pink with bling so that was what he got...He was happy with the results...Glad he liked it...I added his name to the front too...No last names were used in this post...Hehe....Have a great day!
Supplies: Stampin Bella and Fella Stamps, Bling, Watercolor Pencils, Pop Dots, SU Papers,Ribbon

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Well the fireworks have already started here...Its been raining most of the day but it finally stopped...Happy 4th of July! I made this card for a challenge over at SCS to make a card that incorporates stars and the color I used gold stars to create this clean and simple design...It was fun to make...I had these gold confetti stars in my stash for a long time waiting to be used somehow...they were popped up on pop dots for dimension and I scored the red card base but it doent show up good in the photo...Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
Supplies: Papers by Stampin Up, Gold Stars, Pop Dots, Ribbon

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Perched Bird...

My Aunt got me some goodies for my Bday and I used a few of them to make this card...I love designer papers and its fun to just take a piece out of the stack and make it a focal point on a card..On this one I cut out a portion of the DP then added the punched out bird since it fit well with the sentiment...I was tickled pink to get some great SU colored papers that I also got a chance to use...I layered the sentiment on the red then distressed the edges and popped it up against a swiss dot embossed paper that I scalloped cut the bottom and also distressed....some buttons for fun and a bit of black bling for the birds eye...I have to say I had so much fun making this card! Thank you Aunt Lori for all my wonderful goodies!! Love ya!!
Supplies: Papers by SU and K&Company, SU Buttons, SU Bird Punch, Scalloped Scissors, Swiss Dots Folder, Pop Dots, Bling

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Hi! Hope your doing great! Well I am sure all the Graduates are enjoying their summer...I made this card a while back for the shop and it was a success...I love using stickers and coordinating papers to make a quick card that has some pop...On this one I picked up some really neat silver paper that has a bit of sheen and texture to it...I kept this one clean and simple...Theres a bit of bling on the cap that was already on the sticker...Tip: For stickers I like to lay the sticker down on cardstock then cut out around it to give it more substance.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hugs....Cookie
Supplies: Paper by Halcraft and Silver Metallic from Michaels open stock, Stickers by Recollections and Pop Dots

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Bill!

Hi! Hope you are doing great! This post is dedicated to my hair stylist and friend Bill Dodge his salon is Scizwiz Hair Salon and he and the staff are the BEST!...His Birthday is coming up very soon and this is the card I made for him...He has been so sweet to put my cards in his shop and I am very grateful for that....He is awesome at his job and a very kind person...I love ya Bill! Happy Birthday!!!
On this card I added Sakura Stardust Pen in Red for sparkle and stamped the moose twice so I could cut out a portion and pop it up for dimension...I love this stamp the only draw back is the banner is blank so you have to either write in it (and my writing is bad) or what I did was stamp the image scan it then open it in your photo program and add your own font, print it out and cut and pop it up over the original stamped good thing is you can put whatever you want that way and pick your own font...Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great week!
Supplies: Riley Stamp by Hanna Stamps, Black Ink by Stazon, DCWV Papers, Brad, Sakura Red Stardust Pen, Pop Dots, Watercolor Pencils, Faux Brad Stickers (on bottom right), Chalks by SU

Monday, June 14, 2010

You decorate my life...

Hi! Theres two challenges going on over at SCS today...both are to do One Layer Cards...The TLC277 challenge is just a One Layer Card...The CAS71 Challenge is to make it one layer but make it something that flies...Oops...It hit me after I uploaded it that unless you are one of those people at a party who grabs onto one of these and flies around the room...Like in the movies...That this may not fit that one....But I had fun making it...One layer cards really get me thinking...because you want it to still have some punch and sometimes thats hard with one layer...I would have loved to have had some teardrop bling for this but I ran out so I used just regular bling bling...a bit of gingham was used to make a bow and a glue dot secures it....You decorate my life was a sentiment that came to mind being the card is kind of fancy...or you could say "You light up my life" either way I will have both of those songs stuck in my head now...Kenny Rogers "You Decorated My Life" and Debbie Boones "You Light Up My Life"...Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! Ok now you know I have to put up a video of Kenny!
Supplies: Chandelier Image, Bling,Glue Dot, Ribbon, Puter Font

Friday, June 11, 2010

Thank Heaven for Little Girls...

Hi! Hope everyone is having a great night and ready for the weekend...I wanted to share a card I recently made and give a shout out to my niece Julie who is pregnant and having a girl! Congrats Julie! On this card I used an old SU set called Baby Firsts...Stamped and cut out the image and printed out the sentiment off the computer...I thought she looked cute crawling across the top of it...Buttons were added to give it a girly baby feel...Thanks so much for stopping by!
Supplies: SU Baby First Stamps, Stazon Ink (Black), Pop Dots, Buttons, Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Watercolor Pencils, Halcraft and DCWV Papers and Ribbon

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bijou's Boutique

Hi! Todays post is going out to Bijou's Boutique where they sell unusual clothing,shoes, unique gifts and accessories! Theres a charming store right near me in picturesque College Park...and one in Orlando as well! Stop by if your in town and check it out! Heres the link to the site! Bijous Boutique

On this card I added some bling for an earring and slightly cut an opening so I could put some tissue paper coming out of the shopping bag...It was secured on the back...Image was watercolored, matted and pop dots were added for dimension! Please click on the image to enlarge to see details...Have a great day!!
Supplies: Papers by DCWV and Halcraft , Stamping Bella Stamp, Stazon Ink in Black, Watercolors, Pop Dots, Rhinestone, Tissue Paper, Black Fine Tip Marker

Saturday, June 5, 2010


With Fathers Day right around the corner I thought I would share this card I made using these great dimensionals of assorted tools...I matted the image in coordinating colors and added silver brads to each corner! This would be a great card for those Dads who love to build things...Thanks so much for stopping by and for the prayers for our nephew...He is doing much better and his spinal tap showed no cancer in the spine...Which is a prayer answered! Have a great weekend! Hugs...
Supplies: Papers by DCWV, Dimensionals at Mikes, Pop Dots, Silver Faux Brads