Sunday, December 4, 2011


Hi again everyone.  Made these with paper scraps and a Stampin Up snowman set.  Different look with different background papers.......
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Season's Greetings

Good morning.  I made this card with stamps from Papertrey Ink, Paper from Prima, Ink from Stampin Up, Flower from Prima, adhesive gems.  Super easy.

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Morning everyone.  We are having chilly weather but not any snow to speak of yet.  I figure we won't get too much snow this year because it is the first time in my life I have hired out the snow removal.  hahaha. 

But back to the stamping.  These cards are quick and fun to make.  I used a Papertrey Ink set of Christmas Greetings.  They have beautiful fonts and stamp up quick and easy.  Great idea if you need to make lots of cards. 

Paper:  Basic Grey and unknown.  Cardstock is Stampin Up
Ink:  Stampin Up
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink
Seam Binding:  Snug Hug
ribbon scrap, adhesive pearls

Have a nice weekend.

from Martha

Friday, December 2, 2011

Holiday Hugs

Hello everyone.  Here is a little holiday card. 

Stamps:  Pink Cat Studios, Papertrey Ink
Paper:  Basic Grey, Stampin' Up
Markers:  Copic
Ink:  Memento

Have a good weekend.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cute Christmas

Hi everyone.  Made these cards with a Stamping Bella stamps, copic markers, paper scraps, spellbinders, Papertrey Ink sentiment stamps, and a few embellies.  Hope you enjoy, and hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Warmth and Joy

Good evening.  I love the way this card turned out.  These Christmas sentiments from Papertrey are my new favorite set..

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink,  Stampin' Up
Ink, Cardstock:  Stampin' Up
Dies:  Spellbinders, Papertrey Ink
Paper:  Basic Grey

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Holiday Cheer

Hello everyone.  This card was super easy and turned out very pretty.

Paper:  Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up
Flower:  Making Memories
Stamp:  Papertrey Ink

Have a good evening.  from Martha

Monday, November 14, 2011

Morning everyone.  I made these cards with a cute stamp from Pink Cat studio.  The color scheme is a nice change from the usual Christmas cards. 

Stamps:  Pink Cat Studio, Close to my Heart
Cardstock:  Stampin Up, Bazzill
Paper: Fancy Pants
Dies:  Spellbinders,I think the large snowflake is from Papertrey Ink.
Ribbon, adhesive pearl.

Have a great day.  from Martha

Sunday, November 13, 2011


Quick card today.  Wreath is from a spellbinders die.  Otherwise just a doily, stampin' up background paper and a little bling.  Have a great Sunday afternoon.  Time for football and maybe a nap.  from Martha

Friday, November 11, 2011

Pretty Winter Tree

Good Afternoon.  Just resting this afternoon.  I made a batch of cards with this cute image from Lily of the Valley.  She was lots of fun to color

Stamps:  Lilly of the Valley, JustRite Stampers
Paper:  Basic Grey, Stampin' Up cardstock
Doily:  Craft Supply
Copic Markers, Memento Ink, Stickles glitter glue

This one has a different look just by changing the background paper.

Stamps:  Lily of the Valley,  Just Rite Stampers
Paper:  Crate Paper
Ribbon Scrap
Copic markers, Memento Inkpad, Stickles

And here is one colored in a little different color scheme.

Stamps:  Lily of the Valley, Close to my Heart
Paper:  My Minds Eye
Ribbon:  Stampin' Up
Rhinestones:  Bazzill
Copic pens, Memento Inkpad

Have a great evening.  from Martha

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Challenge Mania!

Hello everyone!  I decided to work on some challenges yesterday while stamping at my good friend Grace's house.  I got a little out of control so hang on....

I started with the colourQ challenge for this week.  Love these fall colors.  Next, I applied these colors to the Mojo Monday sketch.

This is what I came up with.....

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up
Paper:  My Minds Eye and Stampin' Up
Dies:  Spellbinders
Stamps:  Stampalicious
Ink:  Memento
Markers:  Copic

Next, I went to the Split Coast Stampers Layout Challenge.

Here is my creation......

Love the way the colors turned out.  I esp. like her "pool party" hair.

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up
Stamps:  Stampilicious
Paper:  My Minds Eye and BoBunny
ribbon:  scraps
Pearls:  Queen and Co.
Memento ink and Copic markers.

But wait, I wasn't finished yet.  Time for Sweet Sunday Sketch.

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink
Cardstock, ribbon, punch and ink:  Stampin' Up
Paper:  My Minds Eye
Die:  Papertrey ink.

Hope you enjoyed todays projects.  Now I have to see if I can link them all up....from Martha

Monday, November 7, 2011

These stamps are from Papertrey Ink, Ink is Colorbox Chalk, paper is unknown, dies are from Papertrey Ink and Spellbinders.  I had a great time cutting and stamping these.  Give it a try.

Otherwise a quiet day here today.  From Martha

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Quick card for today.  Stamps are Magnolia and Stampin Up.  Copic Markers.  Paper scraps.  Have a good day.  from Martha

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Good morning.  This card is made with all stampin up products except the little snowflake embellishment is from the mini xmas ornament section at Hobby Lobby.  Have a great day.  from Martha

Friday, November 4, 2011

Autumn Wishes

Here is a card using a fun technique.  I punched an oval out of scrap paper with a Spellbinder.  Then I used the negative frame as a mask and inked the oval shape with Tim Holtz distress inks.  Stamped the branch (unknown), the sentiment (Papertrey Ink) and glued on some sequin leaves.  Background paper is from Basic Grey and ribbon is a scrap.  Enjoy your day.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Brighten my Day

Made these cards with an Avocado Arts set, Cardstock and Ink (Stampin' Up),  Background paper (unknown), ribbon scraps and some heart shaped brads.  Thats all for today.  From Martha

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Card

Good evening.  Here is a little Halloween card I made.  This little set from Avocado Arts is quite fun.  I like playing with the different little components.

Stamps:  Avocado Arts
Cardstock and ink:  Stampin' Up
Paper:  Basic Grey
small plastic baubles:  Robin's nest

This card was quick and simple.  from Martha

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Easy Halloween

Hello blog friends.  This is a super easy card--slap on a few stickers and a sentiment, and "poof", its a card.

Cardstock, ink and stamp:  Stampin Up
Stickers:  Martha Stewart
Paper:  Memory Box

Have a great Saturday.  from Martha

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fun technique

 Morning.  I made this card using a technique Nichole had on her Monday video over at Papertrey Ink.  I used her same layout on this example, but made mine a Christmas card.  This technique for making the central panel is really fun.  Looks like chipboard, which is hard to see on the photo.
Cardstock, ink, ribbon:  Stampin' Up
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink
Dies:  Spellbinders
Paper:  Basic Grey and scraps

A few more examples using the Papertrey Ink Holiday greetings sets.

Check out the video at   Look for the Make it Monday #37 video.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Hi everyone.  Slow day around here, running errands, housecleaning, etc.  Made this card with my two new Papertrey Ink sets.  I really like the way it turned out.


Stamps:  Papertrey Ink
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up
Ink:  Colorbox Chalk
Die:  Spellbinders and Papertrey Ink
Adhesive pearls

Enjoy your afternoon.  from Martha

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Papertrey Ink Challenge

Morning to all.  Today I decided to participate in the challenge over at Papertrey Ink Blog.  Above is the inspiration picture.  Below are my results.  Yes, I had so much fun with this that I made multiple examples with this little pumpkin set!
Cute, no?  I really had fun making this one.

Paper:  Kaiser Craft
Cardstock, punches, ink:  Stampin' Up
Dies:  Spellbinders
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink
Adhesive pearls and buttons:  Pebbles

OK.  Here are all the other examples I made.  I just couldn't control myself.

Cardstock, ink:  Stampin' Up
Paper:  October Afternoon, Authentique, Studio Calico, scraps
Dies:  QuicKutz, Stampin' Up, Spellbinder
Ribbon, adhesive pearls, rick rack, twine, ministaples:  unknown

Check out more at

Thanks for stopping by.  from Martha

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Grace's Fall Foilage

Good Evening!  This little gem was made by my fabulous friend Grace.  She used all Stampin Up products including the Fall Foilage stamp set.  I just think this is gorgeous.

Speaking of gorgeous, we are having a beautiful weekend here.  The thermometer on my car said it was 70 degrees!  Works for me.

Have a great one....from Martha

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Autumn Tilda

Made these two cards with a mini Tilda stamp.  Paper: Making Memories, Jillibean Soup.  Markers:  Copic.  Ink:  Memento.  Stickers:  Making Memories.  Seam Binding:  Hug Snug.  Small Doily Thingy:  Martha Stewart. 

Have a great day.  from Martha

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Thankful for Co-worker

Morning!  Chilly day here--had to find hats and mittens this am...   Not so bad for mid-October I guess.

I really like the way this one turned out. 

Stamps:  Stamping Bella and Avocado Arts
Ink:  Memento
Markers:  Copic
Dies:  Spellbinders
Adhesive pearls
Seam Binding:  Hug Snug
Paper:  BoBunny
Cardstock:  Stampin Up

Have a great day.  from Martha

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Colored these cute witches and made them up into cards. 

Cardstock:  Stampin' Up
Stamps:  There She Goes, Stampin' Up
Paper:  Lilybee Designs, Stampin' Up
Markers:  Copic
Ink:  Memento
Small bat punch, adhesive gems, ribbon.

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