Welcome to my World

Welcome to my little corner of the vast God planned domain. I plan to share mostly my card projects here, you might even possible see some scrapping, quilt projects, and photography. Who knows I may even try other other craft projects. I am also going to share a selection of little recipe cards I have collected over the past few years - scrapped, of course. There may even be some little things of greatness of my daily life. Every now and then, I might even vent!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

I have left this blog

and started a new one at: http://lindascraftyworld.blogspot.com/. I was having a lot of problems with this layout and not able to fix so I have started a new and fresh blog called Linda's Crafty World. Thanks so much to all who visited the old, now add the new to your list of blogs to visit.

Thanks Again

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Layest swap cards

I received a card in another swap almost like this and loved it as a neutral adult birthday card so I made some for the Birthday swap I am in. It was really hard to do without adding some bling it it.
Stamps: Nature Walk and Bring on the Cake.
Paper Soft suede, Very Vanilla, Basic Gray, DSP Elegant Soiree
Ink: Soft Suede

This card is my Birthday - Girl version.  I really like this silhouette stamp. Wanted it to be bright and cherry. SC323 is hte sketch I used if I remember right.
Stamp: Easter Blossoms and Sincere Salutations
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White , Mambo Melon, DSP Party Time
Ink: Pacific Point
Accessories: Label Punch, Dotted Swiss Grossgrain Mambo Melon

The final card posted here is another one of my favorites lately. I just love this new stamp set. So versatile and have used several times and hooked a few other gals onto it. After making this card and not sure what swap I was going to use it for I added a little Happy Birthday sentiment to the bottom right hand corner and also added orange rhinestones to the flower portion ti bright up for adult  women's birthday group.
Stamps: Sweet Summer
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Peach Parfait, Whisper White, DSP  Wild Wasabi
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Basic Gray, Peach Parfait
Accessories: Border Punch, White grossgrain ribbon,  Orange rhinestones

Thursday, March 3, 2011

D.I.V.A. Secret Sister Cards

These are for my Secret Sister on the Blog Group D.I.V.A.S.

The first one is from the inspiration I got from her blog. I have used: SU Basic Black Card stock, CM Black & White Photo Mat package- several patterns and layers- I think there are 4 of them on this card.,  SU Basic Black and Real Red Satin Ribbons, SU Filigree Brads.  Also used SCS Sketch 317. The hear is punched from a CM  punch borrowed from a friend.

The 2nd card we are supposed to use diecuts, punches, cuttlebug, etc. Products used are Pear Pizzazz cardstock and the layered with Pear Pizzazz DSP on which I have layered Basic White that was embossed with the Big Shot and the Lattice Square embossing folder. The flower is made with the Build A Bloom stamp set and punch using Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz.  I have also used a filigree brad and a label punch to do the Happy Birthday. Don't quite remember who I cased this from but thanks.

I am hoping she will like these renditions very much.  Still have 3 more to make to be caught up with the challenge requirements.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

still not too good at typing

after the carpal tunnel and trigger finger surgery but here are some cards I made the weekend before.
This is for a color swap group White on White

This card is for a vintage swap and loved using the set

this card is for a swap and will be completed to be used as a thank you or a thinking of you swap. Sweet Summer has become one of my favorite sets currently.

Thanks for looking and sharing any and all comments are greatly appreciated. Love cardmaking and will be doing about 100 cards fir charity at our New Hope Church Women's retreat next weekend with 25 ladies.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Some of the latest in the past week

A card for an SCS color Swap.  I wanted to do a masculine cards so this is what I cam up with for the Browns using Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, and the Soft suede from the Autumn Traditions pack.

Another masculine card for a thank you SCS swap. Basic black and Always Artichoke were used to complete this card. I really like it and may have to send one to my father just because.

This is my Black, Gray and White card for the SCS color swap in the Black section.  Never seem to have a sympathy card when I need one and needed one today.  I love the Bliss stamp set I used.

This last card is also for the Thank You swap using Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy and White.  Also used the Bliss stamp set turned the opposite direction. My husband says turned this way it looks like a face.

This will be my last post for a week or so as I am going to have carpal tunnel surgery Tuesday and will not be able to type for a few days.  Also off work for a couple of weeks so maybe before going back to work I can get more cards made and some of my swaps, whic are many, completed.

Hope you enjoy my crafting as I am having a lot of fun with all of the new stamp set.  Gotta go wrist is hurting.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

This weekend was busy...

These are the card I made this weekend for a White, Red & Black swap hosted by barb on SCS.  The groups were each two of the three colors.  These were so fun to make. Everything I used is Stampin' Up except the rhinestones - I just had to use them on one set of the cards - I love bling that sparkles-not glitter.

Top card was was for the Sunday SCS FS208 challange: I love trying to find something new and different in the Feature Stampers gallery to case: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...;ppuser=207340

The Middle card was using the SCS Sketch of the week SC317, use the sketches to get my creative juices flowing http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/card-sketches-f41/sketch-challenge-317-1-26-11-a-t518503.html

The bottm card is cased from a quilt card I liked very much and always wanted to try that tech as I  also  quilt when I can find the extra time:  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...;si=kamakaz1gb

Stamps: Top Thank you is Sincere Salutations and the bottom is from the Because I Care set
Papers:Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black. DSP from Pattern Pack and from Night & Day package
Ink: Real Red, Basic Black and Real Red Stampin' Writer.
Accessories: Gross Grain White Ribbon, Satin Black Ribbon, Satin Real Red Ribbon, Corduroy Buttons in Real Red, White Paper Daisies, Top Note Die Cut on the Big Shot and the label punch

POn the top card to get the shadowed label I cute one in black and one in red. Split the black one the long way and adhered it just a slight difference above and below the red stamped label. Used the red writer on the bottom card to make quilt stitches between the 1 1/4 " pieces. Layered the daisies with a rhinestone center.

Thanks for looking and any and all comments are appreciated.  Hope you like my efforts.

Monday, January 24, 2011

MoJo Monday Sweet Heart's day card

I love this layout and made this card for the MOJO Monday 174 card. They have such cute layouts and I am trying to post a card a day, but still a little behind.  May have to post another one today. Also trying to get caught up on all of my swaps and my own personal swap group.  They will be excited to receive this card. Also going to make 2 more of these for my parents and daughter's valentines.  Thanks MojoMonday

Stamps: Fiskars clear stamps "Punch Love"
Paper, DSP Sending Love-reversible, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Inks: Real Red, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Corduroy Buttons Real Red, Real Red Satin Ribbon
Picoted ribbon in red and pink, red & pink brads

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Cricut Wintery Get Well

I made this card for several challenges and reasons,. First off I wanted to participate in the Featured stamper at SCS so I cased this card:  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1889100?&cat=500&ppuser=225572.  I made a total of 8 of these cards because I also had to have 2 for my own personal swap group (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/handmadecardsforeveryone/)  with a Get well theme and one for my personal stash. Was great fun also using my Cricut machine and Fabilous Finds cartridge for the labels. Added some dots around the words for more texture.

Stamps: Northern Hearts (hostess), Jolly Bingo Bits, Sincere Salutations
Paper: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze
Ink: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Perfect Plum, Navy dots
Accessories, Purple Rhinstones, Plum Ribbon

Saturday, January 22, 2011

This is my spring card for an SCS seasons swap.
Stamps: Large Very Vintage Stamp Roller, Well Scripted
Paper: Whisper White, Concord crush, Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Blushing Bride, Concord Crush
Accessories: Pink Gross Grain Ribbon I had on hand, Designer Label Punch, Martha Stewart Picket Punch

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sweet Summer - Bravo Pizzazz Breezes

This is the card I made for a seasonal swap on Splitcoasters.  This is my Summer category card. I also used two different SCS challenges: Color Challenge 306 - Bravo Burgandy, Pear Pizzazz and Baja Breeze and Sketch 316.  I was worried about these colors but once I got them together I love them.  I am trying to incorporate more into my cards than just SIP-stamping, ink & paper. 

Stamps: Sweet Summer
Papers: DSP In Colors-Pear, Bravo Burgandy, Sea Breeze, and Whisper White
inks: Bravo Burgandy, Pear Pizzazz and Summer Sun
Accessories: SU Satin Marina Mist Ribbon, Element Rhinestones in Olive, and Dimensionals.

Thanks for looking and comments are very much appreciated.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Another Easel

Also for the easel Card swap on SCS.
Recipe: Stamp: Great Impresssion Summer Dreams, Sincere Salutations
Paper: SU In Color DSP, Basic Black, Whisper White, Sea Breeze, Peach Parfait,
Ink' Basic BlackPublish Post
Accessories: SU Chalks, Brads

Thanks in advance for looking and any compliments or comments are very much appreciated.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Easel Cards are Easy

This is one of the cards I made for an Easel card swap at Splitcoasters.  Inside it says Happy Birthday, yes it is for the birthday spot.  I am loving doing this technique and have done a couple others for this swap. Will post at a later date. My goal to post a card a day has not been fulfilled already.  I am down a few cards as of today. I am going to try to get caught up and then stay that way.  Monday I am having 3 friends over and we are doing lots of cards so hope to get back on track.

Recipe: To fulfill a couple of challenges: Mojo Monday 172 and CC304 Red, White & Gray on SCS
Paper all SE: Poppy Parade, Basic Gray & Whisper White, DP Poppy Parade
Ink; Poppy Parade, Basic Gray
Stamps: Bloomin' Beautiful
Accessories: Basic Gray Satin Ribbon SU, SU Large Scallop Punch, White Pearls

Thanks for taking the time to look and share your thoughts. They are very much appreciated.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Getting a lot of swap completed

Made these two cards today for a floral swap.  I am having so much fun completing my swap on SCS. Hope people are liking the cards I am making. The top card is using CC302 and SC313 turned the long way up.. The stamp is Fast and Fabulous from SU using white, Real Red and Black. The ribbon is SU Real Red Ribbon Grosgrain Polka Dot and I tied it in the center with some red spool of ribbon. I am not sure I like the two step stamping much as I wish it would line up better.  The bottom card is CC293 Concord Cherry Olives. I used the Because I Care stamp for the flower and thank you. The flower is t5amped in Crushed Concord and leaves are Old Olive with the Thank you in Cherry Cobbler. Flower is back in Cherry Coblbb\er and double border punches in Olive and Concord accented with Ruby rhinestones. Thanks for looking. These are in the mail soon.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Get Well Soom

Another card for the masculine swap. Also for the SC312 and CC303-Old Navy delight.I completed this swap and they will be postal tomorrow. I feel like I am the one that needs this card. I woke up with a sore throat today and do not feel like doing anything now.
Stamps: SU Countryside and Sincere Salutations
Paper: SU, Whisper White, Old Olive, Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: Border punch

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Birthday Wishes for Swap

This is a card I made for a masculine swap on SCS. Also used challenges Mojo171 and CC301 on SCS.
I did change the Mojo171 to an oblong card because this is just about the best size for mailing and swapping.
The recipe for this card was Mojo171 Sketch.
Ink : SU Going Grey
Paper: All SU, Whisper White, Marina Mist, Going Grey, Concord Crush from CC301
Stamps: Countryside and Sincere Salutations by SU
Accessories: CM Cutting System for oval, miscellaneous brads, dimensional under the end of the oval.

Monday, December 27, 2010


This was my favorite Christmas Gift of all time.  I have had by pictures in packets trying to find time to scrap them.  Now I don't have to, I am going to make a couple of albums for grandmothers now.  My daughter made me this most wonderful 8x8 album patterned after her 12x12,  It is the most beautiful wedding album I have ever seen.  She wrote me a special thank you as the last page that made me cry.  Amazingly they do grow up and learn to appreciate their parents very much. I hope she made an album also for Matt's mother.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Votive Cup Gifts for...

  1. my office mates.  They were a little hard to scan on a flat bed but I am sure you can make out what they are. I took clear 2" tall votive cups and wrapped with a piece of Stampin' Up Jolly Holiday DSP. Then wrapped some 1/4" picot edged ribbon above that. Stamped the ornament from SU Tags Til Christmas in Cherry Cobbler or Old Olive, punch with SU ornament punch and adhered with dimensionals. At the top of the ornament I adhered a coordinating ribbon, inserted a votive candle and they are completed.  I made 32 of these for about 75 cents apiece. great way to use scraps from another project of cards made for a swap back in October.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Back in Our Home at the best time of year

We moved back into our refurbished home last week on Friday. Saturday had a few friends come and help start unpacking. Got most of the kitchen together what I can find.  Most of the boxes were not marked so cannot find a lot of stuff yet. Monday both my hubby and I came down with horrible colds.  I tried to work on Tuesday but came home early and spent next two days in bed only to wake up to snow Thursday.  Today is the first day I even feel like doing something,  Hope we are better soon and my son, now living with us, does not come down with it as we are supposed to travel to other side of WA to spend Thanksgiving with my daughter and her hubby.  Some day I promise to post more wedding pictures and some house refurbish pictures. God Bless one and all and thanks for your patience while I was gone.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Still Homeless

We still are not living in our house, but I am able to come into my scrap room now and use my computer.  They hopefully will have it rebuilt by mid October.  They had to totally gut the basement and start over - all except the studs.  About 2-3 feet on the lower edge of all walls in kitchen, dining, living utility, bath #1 and 1 bed room had to be taken out and redone. Electrical and plumbing are completely done and they are just about complete with the sheetrock. Then the painting, floors, reattached cabinets and haul it all back in.
I will post wedding pictures and such when I have more time here.  They have the heat off at this time and I get too cold if I stay here very long - about an hour is my limit.  Maybe next week I can get back here for longer. Please continue to pray for our situation along with the stress at work and my mothers health - 2nd back surgery was this week.  She says she has no pain now so hopefully this works.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


the wedding was beautiful, moved new soninlaw's parents, played a few days and then!!!

We got a call yesterday at 11:00 am when my son came over to the house to use my computer and he said we have a little problem over here. Well we happened to have a flood in our house. The hose to the washing machine broke and we think it ran about 3 days. There was 3 inches of water in the basement and draining through the small drain down there. Upstairs where the washer and ryer are there was about an inch of water in our kitchen, dining and living room. That end of the house is lower so we lucked out in the scrapbook room which was next to the living room and the other two bedrooms were spared. We tho did not get home until 1:00 am this morning and he was continually swabbing out water all day. We also did about 20 more gallons after we got home. Went to bed at 5 am and got a call at 6:30 that they are showing up about noon to dig the basement out. We have extended ceiling in our basement and since the water also went through the floor we lost the whole celing except to rooms. We will lose the kitchen floor and probably our carpet since it has been so long wet. We will know more later today. I am now trying to get evreything out of the upper floors that is still in the rooms taken care of.

Was going to stay through tomorrow so we could go to another reception for the newlyweds today but that is not happening. Also while we were away my hubby Aunt was in the hospital overnight with very low oxygen and my Aunt in
Montana had a slight stroke and was in the hospital for 3 days. I am supposed to go to Montana to be with and take care of my mother on Friday as she is having extensive back surgery.

Please keep our family in your prayers and thanks God we did not loose more than we did tho I am sure eveything in storage and my 20 some boxes of Christmas things are all ruined. I am also off to buy about 20 plastic tubs to put everything salvagable in. If they replace my kitchen floor we will have to move out of the house for awhile and not sure how much time I will have on the computer.

Talk to you all later and will keep you updated.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Just 4 more day until the big wedding

A couple of cards I have made this past week for a couple of SCS swaps I am participating in.  Really don't want to give the whole thing away but just a sneak peek of what may come your way if you are in the black and white Christmas or any other swap on that board.  I am also taking a lot of cardmaking supplies with me to work on swaps and my own Christmas cards while on vacation. I have to make close to 100 for myself and my own Christmas swap. Think I might be busy if the weather is nasty or I get tired of walking on the beach. HA HA Thanks for looking and will check once in awhile when I can.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

One week of work and

Only 3 more weeks until the wedding.  Spent yesterday making quite a few cards and shopping for the plates, cups, napkins, etc. for the reception. Was quite fun pricing and making decisions as to what was a best buy to feed 250.

The card above was for a marble technique challenge in my card swap group.  Therefore, I decided to use three challenges on this card. Technique was TLC218, colors came from CC275, and the sketch was SCS285.  The marble tech. was fun so I had to do it twice (see card below). Colors are Barely Mellow Red - Barely Banana, Mellow Moss and Real Read from SU. Also use the same colors for the ink. Stamped sentiment is from Whimsical words then cut with oval scallop funch mounted on a larger oval punch. Also used the scalloped border punch on red and white to give it a little snap.  The squares hold red corduroy button from SU, and two are threaded with very narrow white satin ribbon.


This second card is for a wedding or anniversary swap.  I love the new Because I Care hydranga so stamped it in Baja Breeze and leaves in Certainly Celery. Was also making a wedding card at the same time for my daughter in her colors so just kept stamping,  The triange is mounted on Chocolate chip. The sentiment here is from the new SU Ocassional Quotes and added a few rhinestones to dress it up a little bit more.
The last card is Hooray for the Red, White and Blue 4th of July swap.  Also was cased from SCS Featured Stamper Pam FS175. I used 2 of the new SU colors Cherry Cobbler and Marine Mist, along with Whisper White. The DS paper is a from DCWV Seasons paper pack. I printed with the computer onto WW the sentiment. The stamp is Great Impressions Patriotic Bear from the Celebrate line. Cut with CM over cutter and used decorative scissors for the scallops. Add some red grosgrain ribbon and added a star shaped button.

I have more I made but will save them for another post. Thanks ahead for looking and all comments are excepted good or bad.  I am trying to get all of my swap cards for June and July completed.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Two more weeks

of work and then I have a 7 week summer break. Spent most of this weekend relaxing and did a little drive to the top of Mount Spokane.  Was a gorgeous day and we had so much fun. Maybe summer really is here it was 75-80 degrees both days.

I did find time this weekend to make a couple of cards. Participated in the SCS Featured Stamper casingThe first one is using a color challenge also. Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Cameo Coral and Ruby Red. Stamped were from the Wings of Friendship set. Used a stamp punch border and teal and red brads to accessorize.

This card was using Color Challenge with Real Red, Ballet Blue and Apricot Appeal.  Stamps were from the new Of the Earth set. Accessories included using my scallop square punch and scallop border punch. Also used a MS floral punch with one from SU.

I really enjoyed being able to sit down and make some cards.  The wedding is in just 27 more days per my daughters countdown.  Have a few odd and end to do but most everything is completed at this point.  I am so excited for her.

Talk to you all later and thanks for looking and all of the comments left.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Will Summer Ever Arrive?

The weather here has been so awful, so much rain.  We were lucky and had a pretty good day on Saruday.  My daught was in town to do some of the last minutes wedding stuff since I will not see her again until we head over to the Seattle area a few days before the wedding.  We also had a bridal shower for her. Boy was she excited to get so much love and great gifts from all of our friends. 

After she left I made a few cards (2 horizontal, 2 vertical and 2 ATCs) for my swap group all of the same colors and ingredients. I used the CC218 Only Summer Olives and SCS260 for my inspiration. Paper was Old Olive, Summer Sun and Only Orange whis some what. DP was from one of the Christmas package but I love the pine boughs. Stamp by Love You To Bits stamped in Going Gray and colored with SU pens to match. Added some stain orange ribbon and white and yellow silk flowers with the Corduroy Summer Sun button brads in the middle.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Blessed Memorial Day.

Thanks to all who gave their lives for freedom and my freedom.  Thanks to my ancesters who served and also my many other relative and American s who have served greatly for this wonderful country the United States of America.
The last batch of cards I made for my personal swap group just before I headed out for the 3 day weekend.  All of these cards are using Stampin Up supplies not certain of all colors tho.  Many scraps and older and newer designer papers.

Drove to Montana and spent it with my parents and had a great time some special time at the cemetary,  and with my nephew whom we havd not seen in 16 years.  Also spent lots of time eating great food and playing cards. It is always good to visit my elderly widowed aunts and try to encourage them.

God Bless You All.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sweet delights

SCS CC270 Mambo Suede and also for an SCS swap. Some of my favorite colors and combinations are using the In Colors of this past year. I love using the border punches to add a little pizzazz to my card.  Here I glued the cutout from the border onto the ribbon.  This stamp has three of my favorits: pie, cake and chocolate strawberries. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment!!

Recipe: Stamp: Great Impressions Sweet delight
Paper: SU Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla, Double sided Designer Paper from Razzleberry pkg.  Ink: stamped with soft suede, colored with Soft suede, Melon Mambo and an Evergreen pen from Zig. Used the border punch, added some Soft Sued polka dot ribbon and crystal stickles for the lace.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

to my mother and all of the mothers out there.  You all do such a wonderful job.  This is the card I made for a swap and sent to My mother, Donna and Dan's mother Betty.  We love you both very much.
Stamp: Messages for Mom
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White,
Sweet Pea DS DP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: SU Pretty in Pink Satin ribbon, Top Note Die, Border punch

Friday, May 7, 2010

First Bird of Spring

Hopefully spring has finally arrived.  It has been so cold here thru April. Today and the weekend are supposed to be very nice. I need to get some yard work done.  This is a borrowed stamp called Love you to Bits. Card for a private swap.
Recipe: Paper: Cameo Coral, DP from SU-brown is from a Christmas package and Celery from another pkg, Whisper White.
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Certainly Celery, Blush Blossoms, Cameo Coral.
Sketch was SC279 and the CC230. Added a few rhinestones to dress it up.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Seashell Collection is also a card for an SCS swap. This is a stamp I have had for awhile and not sure what to do with it. Along came a beach swap and I jumped on that.  Recipe: Seashell Collections by Inkadinkado.  Paper: Soft Suede, Pale Plum, Blush Blossoms, Whisper White, Soft Suede DP. Ink: Stamped in Basic Gray, watercolored with several SU reinkers. Accessories: Satin Ribbon by Offray, corner rounder and a new MS Border Punch.     Thanks for looking and thanking ahead for the comments. Love you all.

Friday, April 30, 2010

The invitations are...

completely finished and ready to mail by the 15th. I am so glad to have them done finally. Next I will be making 25 centerpieces. Not as time consuming, should only take about half a day.

But I have finally been able to make some card, therefore here are two for a swap that is getting mailed today. Hope you enjoy then.

Recipes: Lighthouse was CC268 - Old Banana Ballet

Paper: Old Olive, Barely Banana, Ballet Blue, Whisper White

Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive, Ballet Blue

Stamps: Great Impression Lighthouse; Sea Grasses, SU Sincere Salutations

Saturday, April 10, 2010

They are Coming Along...

Well we have just over 100 completed and going to have a work party with some friends to complete the rest today hopefully. In the top picture are the components to the invites. The 3 little pieces stack and go into a pocket on the left side when opened. The main invite part is on the right. Close it all up add a picture and wrap in a ribbon (this is what she wants) but I think I am going to just add a bow. (Much easier).
Thanks for looking and please let me know what you think. No I really am not in the market of producing these for money. Way too much time involved. I love my daughter very much is why I am doing them for her.