Saturday, December 29, 2012

Merry Christmas

Today I have a quick little card.  Stamps and dies are from Stampin' Up.  Background paper is from My Minds Eye.

from Martha

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Hello everyone!

Today I have a simple card to share.  The Kraft background piece was a scrap that had the oval cut out and used for another project.  The sentiment stamp is from Papertrey Ink.  The dies are from Stampin' Up. 

from Martha

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Holiday Greetings

Merry Christmas to everyone!

Today's card looks fancy, but was easy and fun to make.  The bird is background paper from My Minds Eye.  I punched snowflakes from turquoise cardstock and mounted them on little pieces of lace.  The sentiment is a stamp from Papertrey Ink.  Wrapped twine around the whole thing.

from Martha

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Peace and Joy

Hello to all!  December is here.  I spent the afternoon putting Christmas lights up outside.

Today's Christmas card is made with Stampin' Up background paper and punch.  Stamps are from Papertrey Ink as is the matching die.  The scalloped circle punch I think is Martha Stewart.

Have a great evening.  from Martha

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Holiday Greetings

Hello to all!  Back from a little get away to Arizona for a meeting and to visit my parents.  Welcomed back to snow......

I made this card with some scraps of paper from Stampin' Up and stamps and a die from Papertrey Ink. 

Have a great cyber Saturday.

from Martha

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Christmas Plaid

Hi everyone!

Simple card today.  Stamps are from Papertrey Ink.  Paper is from Stampin' Up.

from Martha

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Merry Christmas

Hello to all!

I made today's card with a set from Papertrey Ink, using the matching die to cut out the pine bough.  The splotchy background stamp is from a Stampin' Up set, as is the stamps and punch used to make the greeting circle. 

Have a great evening.  from Martha

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Silent Night

Happy Election Day to everyone!

Today's card is made with Stampin' Up background paper and I white embossed a Stampin' Up xmas tree stamp right on the patterned paper.  The sentiment panel is made with a stamp from Papertrey Ink.  Brads and ribbon and its done.

Have a good evening.  from Martha

Monday, November 5, 2012

Warm Winter Blessings

Hi to everyone!

I saw a card like this posted by Ashley Cannon Newell of the Papertrey Ink design team.  Stamps and dies are all from PTI.  I added a little plastic heart from American Crafts to the center of my flake.  I liked it so much that I made this one......

Have a great evening.  from Martha

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Good evening everyone!

I sat one afternoon and stamped a whole bunch of Christmas greetings from Papertrey Ink.  Then I cut them all out in different shapes with dies.  I came back another day and was able to whip up a whole bunch of cards way fast.  Plus, it was fun!

This one uses the Christmas cabin from Stampin and up and paper also from stampin up.

You will be seeing lots more of my "premade" Christmas sentiments this week. 

from Martha

Friday, November 2, 2012

Happiest of Holidays.

Good evening everyone! 

We had a light snow tonight which kind of put me in the mood for Christmas cards. 

I love this pinecone branch from Papertrey Ink.  The words are also from PTI.  I also used some Spellbinders dies.  The red piece is a hunk of velvet ribbon.  Lace and twine and done. 

from Martha

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Hey everyone!

Hope everyone had a fun Halloween.

Todays card I made with dies and stamps from Papertrey Ink.  Used a piece of lace and some twine.

Thats all for now.  from Martha

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


Hi everyone!

I made this card with a poinsettia die from a company I think is called Poppy.  I inked the edges with red ink to make the individual petals stand out a little.  The stamp is from PTI.  I added a little lace and adhesive pearls.  Ovals are cut with Spellbinders.

This one is the same with just a little switch up on the colors.  Used twine instead of pearls.

Have a great evening.  from Martha

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hello to all!

Today I have another Christmas card to share with you.  I do not know the manufacturer on the stamp.....  Colored it with Copic markers, cut the "Peace" with a die from Papertrey Ink. 

Have a great Saturday.  from Martha

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Heaven and Nature Sing

Good evening everyone!

Today's card is a  little Christmas card I made with new bird and sentiment stamps.  I can't remember the brand name and I left the stamps at my friend's house....  The background paper is from Basic Grey.  I colored the image with Copic markers and blended the blue background with Distress inks from Tim Holtz.  I like the look achieved when I cut the words apart and mount each word on its own seperate panel.  There is a little stickles on the branch.

from Martha

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sweet Life

Good evening to everyone!

Today I have another card made with my Paper Made Bakery kit.  Colored the image with Copic markers and just kind of slapped this one together. 

On this one I added a little heart lace and brads in the middle of the flowers.

Have a great evening.  from Martha

Monday, October 22, 2012

Bee your best......

Hello to all!

I made today's cards with a monthly kit called Paper Made Bakery.  The papers and stamps all came in the kit.  I used Spellbinders dies to cut the scalloped circle.  Colored the image with Copics.

For this one I stamped the background paper and stuck together some scraps.

Have a great evening.

from Martha

Sunday, October 21, 2012


Good Morning!

I had fun coloring these mouse images from My Favorite Things.  I used a muted color palette and added green accents.  I like the sewing machine stitching around the edge of the panels.  Kind of  hard to see on the photo.....

Have a great Sunday.  from Martha

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Pretty Little Mouse

Good evening everyone!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while.  Busy.

I love this little mouse stamp from My Favorite Things.  I colored it with Copic markers.  The fancy oval frame is a new Spellbinders die (new to me that is, I don't think it is from the newest release).  The papers were from a monthly kit I receive called Paper Made Bakery.  Thats the name of the kit club, not the brand of the paper.  They send a 6 x 6 coordinating paper pad with each monthly kit.

Anyway,  have a good one.  from Martha

Friday, October 12, 2012

Too Cute

Hi to all!

Another card with this cute witch from My Favorite Things.  The black frame was a premade thingy from the scrapbook store.  I cut the little pumpkin from a piece of ribbon.

Have a great evening.  from Martha

Monday, October 8, 2012

You're Sweet

Hi to all!

After making a few cards with these papers I had these circles left over.  Placed them on a card, added some bling and a flower and poof its a card.  Sentiment is from My Favorite Things.

Have a great evening.  from Martha

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Hello, My Pretty

Good morning!

Yet another card with this cute little witch from My Favorite Things.  Background paper is from Echo Park.  The pumpkin frame is cut with a Spellbinders die.

The little puffy pumpkin is cut from a piece of ribbon that has been in my stash for years.

Have a great Sunday.  from Martha

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Special Boo

Happy World Cardmaking Day to everyone!

Todays card is made with supplies from My Favorite Things.  I love the triple frame die.  The heart lace is from Grace's stash.

Since it is World Cardmaking Day, I thought I better post this bookmark.  Flower stamps are from Papertrey Ink.  Another fun use for the MFT triple frame die.

from Martha

Friday, October 5, 2012

Best Witches

Good afternoon to all!

I colored up some of these cute witch images from My Favorite Things while waiting for my son to finish football practice.  Its kind of fun to have the images precolored so I can just sit and assemble the cards.  You will be seeing more of her in the next few days.

Large spider web is a die from Papertrey Ink.  The web border is a punch from Martha Stewart.  Background paper is from Echo Park.

Have a great afternoon.  from Martha

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Autumn Thank You

Good Evening everyone!

Finally I am back with a card.  Made this with stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink.  I found that blue wide ribbon in my stash.  The heart shaped wooden button came with my kit from Taylored Expressions, as did the patterned paper.

Hope you have a great evening.  from Martha


Hello everyone!

We enjoyed a couple inches of snow this morning.....

But I'm not ready to move to Christmas cards yet.  I made this one with a Papertrey Ink die, paper scraps, ribbon and a mini stapler.  Those wooden painted buttons were in my Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients kit this month. 

Have a great evening.  Off to freezing cold football game this evening.  Go Bruins.  from Martha

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Halloween Pumpkins

Hello to all!

Today I have a sunny fall card.  I had fun working with my new pumpkin set from My Favorite Things.  The sun was a sticker.  (or one half of a sticker!)  Used fall colors and added a little pale turquoise for some pizzazz. 

Have a great day.  from Martha

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Thanksgiving Corn

Good morning to all!

For todays card I used all Stampin' Up supplies except the buttons.  The corn stamp and die are way fun to play with.  I colored the stamp with markers then cut with the die.

I better stamp today as I am running out of things to post.  from Martha

Saturday, September 22, 2012

So Grateful

Good evening everyone!

Beautiful autumn day today.  Although I must say that it was a little chilly at the football game at 8 this morning....

Today's card is made with stamps and dies from Papertrey Ink.  The papers are from Prima Marketing.  Ink is from Stampin' Up.  I cut the leaves from text print papers from Prima to give them a little extra texture. 

Good night!  from Martha

Friday, September 21, 2012

Sweet Corn

Hi Everyone!

Made today's card with stamps and dies from Stampin' Up.  Had to add some raffia from Grace's stash.  Fun.

from Martha

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Happy Birthday.

Hello to all!

We made this card at a Stampin' Up group I belong to, run by Sandy Carlson.  I just love this design.  All supplies are Stampin' Up.

from Martha

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Taylored Expressions Last Card Standing

Hello everyone!

I made this card for the Taylored Expressions Last Card Standing contest.  I used a cute set from TE with bugs and flower and matching dies.  The jar stamp is from Stampin' Up.  The patterned paper is from My Minds Eye. 

I used same set and paper pack and came up with this second example.

Have a great evening, and wish me luck in the contest.  from Martha

Sunday, September 16, 2012


Hi everyone!  I entered these two cards in the Taylored Expressions Last Card Standing competition.  Check out the competition on the Splitcoast gallery.

I used stickers from Martha Stewart that were leftovers from last year.  The shelf and jar stamps are for TE.  EEK is from Papertrey ink.  I like the funky colors--not your traditional Halloween color scheme.

Here I used TE witch and sentiment stamps and again, leftover Martha Stewart stickers.  The bats were made with a punch, and the background paper is from Echo Park.
Time to watch Vikings......
Have a great afternoon.  from Martha

Thursday, September 13, 2012


Hello to all!

To make this card, I used a die from Stampin' Up to make a template for the sponged area.  I sponged with Distress ink from Tim Holtz, then stamped with stamps from Stampin' Up.  Matted the image and background and added a ribbon.  This was super easy and really turned out to be pretty.

Have a great day!  from Martha

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

7 Gypsies Tags

Hello to all!
For todays cards, I started with a premade tag from 7 Gypsies.  These have been in my stash for a while and were just begging to be used.  I punched the lacy circle and the green circle, then put a premade bird from Prima on the focal piece.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.  And just for the record, Grace does NOT like the foam arrow from American Crafts!  (at least not on this project....).  But I do.

Here is basically the same layout.  Again started with a tag from 7 Gypsies.  The witches shoe is a die from Quickutz.  The sentiments are from Stampin' Up.  That denim ribbon is also Stampin' Up.  Added lace and button to this one.  The colors are kind of unusual for Halloween, but I think it works.

from Martha

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Hi people!
More Papertrey sunflowers.........
The small "friend" is from Stampin' Up.

And another.

Have a great day!  from Martha

Monday, September 10, 2012

Hello Sunshine

 Hi everyone!

As promised, I have more of this sunflower stamp from Papertrey Ink.  The coordinating die really makes this fun to do.  Cut the die first, then stamp and color.

And another!

Have a great day!  from Martha

Sunday, September 9, 2012

You're the Best

Hello to everyone!

For the next few days I am going to show you some fall cards I made with my new sunflower set from Papertrey Ink.  I really like this one, so you'll be seeing it for a while.

On this card, I stamped with Memento Ink and colored with Copic markers.  I then cut out the image with a die from My Favorite Things.  I trimmed down an ugly yellow doily I found in the dollar bin at Michael's.  It went well with the icky colors I used on the flowers........

Here I cut out the coordinating die first, then stamped the stamp and colored.  I used a more muted color palette and I like the way in turned out.  The sentiment stamp is also from Papertrey Ink.  The background paper is from American Crafts.

Enjoy your day!  from Martha