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.