Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Made this with my new Unity stamp.  I think the paper is Crate Paper.  Have a great day.  from Martha

Monday, January 30, 2012


Good afternoon to all.  Here is a card from my stash that I made quite a while ago.  Stamps are from Paper Trey Ink.  I punched holes around the edge to let the brown show through to create the dotted border.  from Martha

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Birthday Butterfly.

Wanted to use my new butterfly doily die.  I really like the way it turned out.

Paper: My Minds Eye
Dies:  Spellbinders, Cheery Lynn
Stamp:  Stampin' Up
Lace, adhesive rhinestones

Then I made this thank you card with some of the scraps.  Stamp is from Heidi Swapp.

Have a great day.  from Martha

Saturday, January 28, 2012


Another card made with scraps.  Stamp is from Stampin' Up.  Also used my sewing machine.

Have a great weekend.  from Martha

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Find Joy

Today's cards are made with stamps from Unity.  I punched out little circles from cardstock and glued them around the circle.
Paper:  Fancy Pants
Spellbinders, corner rounder
Memento Ink and Copic Markers

Paper:  Fancy Pants
Spellbinders for the decorative strip behind the bird.
Corner rounder
ribbon and adhesive pearls

For this one I punched border punch strips with a Stampin' Up punch, then rubbed them with Brilliance white ink.
Paper is from Prima.

Have a great evening.  from Martha

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Made this quick easy card with scraps.

Stamps:  Stampin' Up
Paper:  Basic Gray and Lillibee.
Pearl Swirt:  Pebbles.

Time for lunch.  from Martha

Love you more.....

Made some valentines with this stamp from WPlus9 Studios that fits so nicely in the oval Spellbinders.  I think the paper is from Echo Park.  Also used some glitter brads....

I used the same stamp and spellbinders, but went a little wild with the floral paper from Basic Grey.  Added lace and flowers....

Here I used another floral background paper (not sure of manufacturer).  Added some bling after cutting out the greeting with spellbinders. 

Have a great day.  from Martha

Monday, January 23, 2012

Made this with my new Unity stamp, paper scraps and Copic markers.  The End .  from Martha

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Many Thanks

Showing a few more of my scrap pile thank you cards. 
Paper:  Websters Pages
Stamp:  Stampin' Up
Arrow:  American Crafts

Stamp:  Hero ARts
Paper:  ?????

Stamp:  Savvy Stamps

Sorry I don't know manufacturer on all the papers--they were scraps!

Have a great evening.  from Martha

3 Valentines

This card was super easy.  Stamp is from WPlus9, stamped with Kaleidecolor ink pad.  Punched hearts with Stampin' Up punch.

If you want to change the look a little bit......

...round the corners with a corner rounder.  Or..........

Add a lacy heart border (Martha Stewart punch).

Have a great day.  from Martha

Saturday, January 21, 2012

I have been working on making a bunch of thank you cards for my niece for graduation.  I took a box of small scraps and dumped them out on my worktable.  Began making cards and this is what happened.  I will post a few of these at a time over the next weeks.  Some papers I may not remember the manufacturer as these literally were tiny scraps!
Paper:  Prima  Stamp:  Stampin' Up

 Paper:  Fancy Pants.  Stamp I think is Heidi Swapp.

Paper is Jillibean Soup.  Stamp is Heidi Swapp.  Mini staples are Tim Holtz.

Have a good evening.  Off to watch Storage Wars with Ev.  from Martha

Sending Smiles

Simple card today.  Stamp is from Unity.  I think the sentiment is Stampin' Up.  Used Spellbinders to cut circle and scalloped circle.  Paper is from Jillibean Soup.

Used the same stamp for this one.  I colored these with cheap glitter markers I bought for my son.  They actually color pretty nicely, although the glittery part doesn't show on the photo.  Paper is from Webster's Pages, heart punch is Stampin' Up.  Cloud die is from WPlus9.

Have a great Saturday.  from Martha

Friday, January 20, 2012

Dig Me

Made some cute valentines with these little gnomies from There She Goes.
Paper:  Basic Grey
Spellbinders, Copic markers, heart punch (Stampin' Up), ribbon scraps

For this one, paper is from Jillibean soup and Basic Grey,  Heart border punch is from Martha Stewart.

On this one, the little tags were made with a border punch and snipped apart.

OK.  Enough blogging for today.

Have a great day.  from Martha

Thinking of You

Hello everyone.  I made this card using the frosted window technique recently displayed on Splitcoast Stampers.  Stamps from Stampin' Up, paper from Stampin' Up and Prima, Spellbinders, Martha Stewart border punch was used to make the little white tag.  Image is colored with Copics.

Here is another example using the same technique.  Thanks is from Close to my Heart.  Paper is from Prima.

Have a good day.  from Martha

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Just Dandy

I made this way cool card after watching the Monday video on Nichole's blog over at Papertrey Ink.  I think it turned out awesome, and was fun to make.
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink, Stampin' Up, Avocado Arts
Ink:  Colorbox Chalk, Brilliance (white)
Brads, ribbon.

Next, I used the same technique on my focal image, but changed the embellishments and came up with this......
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink
Inks: same as above
Die:  MFT
Paper: Basic Grey

I like this one too.

Have a good evening.  from Martha

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Weird Chicken Card

I like this chicken from Gina K Designs.  Stamped it, colored with Copics, cut out with Spellbinders, dabbed on some Distress ink.  Background paper and twine and "poof" its a card.  from Martha

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Trio of Thanks

Made three cards with this stamp from Gina K designs.  Cut and mat with Spellbinders, use coordinating patterned paper, and throw on a few embellishments and you have cards.  Papers are Stampin Up, Basic Grey and I'm not sure on the pink checked one......  Images are colored with Copic Markers.  Have a great evening.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Today I have a couple of super easy scrap cards.  My niece is graduating this spring and needs thank you cards.  I have been piecing together small scraps to make these.  Sentiments are from CTMH.  Papers are from the scrap pile..........
Have a great day.  from Martha

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Another post for today.  I am really happy with the way this one turned out.  Background paper is from Webster's Pages.  Stamps are from WPlus9.  Dies from Spellbinders, WPlus9 and Martha Stewart.  Sentiment stamp is from Close to my Heart.  Also used adhesive rhinestones, twine and pink lace.  Have a great evening.

from Martha

Hi everyone.  These quick simple cards were made with a Gina K Designs stamp set, colored with Copic Markers.  Papers are from Jillibean Soup and Basic Grey.

Enjoy you Saturday.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Bird and Branch

I saw the idea for this card at Lindsay's blog,  www.lindsayamrheim.blogspot.com.  I used different colors and trim.  The bird and branch stamps are from WPlus9.  Sentiment is from Close to my Heart.  "Dingle-ball" trim is from Stampin' Up.  Ink is from Colorbox chalk.  Also used small brown adhesive pearl. 

Have a great day.  from Martha

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Snowmen Friends

Morning everyone.  I made these cards with a sweet snowman set from Avocado Arts.  Really fun to "build" these.  Alphabet is from gel-a-tins.  Paper is from Stampin' Up. 

Have a good Thursday.

from Martha

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Birthday Frog

Hi.  Made this small card with a stamp set from Gina K designs.  Arrow is from American Crafts.  Paper is from Kaiser.  As usual, images are stamped with Memento Ink and colored with Copics.  Green ink is Stampin' Up.

Have a great day.  from Martha

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Hello.  I have a couple of cards made with a rose stamp from Flourishes.  This one is colored with Copics,  mounted on shapes cut with Spellbinders and embellished with adhesive rhinestones.  Sentiment is from Stampin' Up. 

This one was colored and assembled basically the same way.  I wove seam binding through the openings on the Spellbinder die cut.  Sentiment is from Close to My Heart.  Distressed with Tim Holtz ink pads. 

For this card I attached some of the scraps and sewed a line of stitching across the heart shapes (punch from Stampin' Up).

Have a great evening.  from Martha

Monday, January 9, 2012


Good evening everyone.  I made the winter themed card with paper piecing and copic markers.  Super easy.  Stamps are from My Favorite Things.  Little snowflake embellishment is a button.  Also used spellbinders dies.  Notice the subtle snowflakes stamped on the background.  Have a nice evening.  from Martha