Sunday, May 26, 2013

Say Cheese

Morning everyone.

This is a quick card made with pieces from my Papermade Bakery kit and a candy wrapper!

from Martha

Friday, May 24, 2013

A little sunshine.......

Hello to all.

Today's card is made with Starburst candy wrappers and stamps from my Papermade bakery monthly kit.

Here's anothr card with the same stamps.  Has a whole different look.

from Martha

Saturday, May 11, 2013


Hello to everyone!
Today's card is made with stamps from Papertrey Ink.  I tried a collage type of style and I really like the results.  Check out the Make It Monday video about this technique on Nichole's blog (can be found at PTI website.
Here is another one.......
Enjoy your day, from Martha

Friday, May 10, 2013

Club Stamp birds

Hello to all!

Back home for a quick weekend.  Thought I would post these cards made with my kit from Club Stamp.  I really liked the color scheme this month.  Enjoy.

from Martha

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Hold Onto Each Other

 More cards made with these dies and stamps from Papertrey Ink.  Here I used the smaller flowerbud image three times.  There is a doily and washi tape on there.  Sentiment stamp is also from PTI.

Big flower image, poufy butterfly ribbon that has been in my stash forever.

Have a greeat Saturday.  from Martha

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Happt Thoughts

All supplies for today's card are from Papertrey Ink.  Love these dies. 

from Martha

Thanks so much

Hello everyone!

 I made today's card with a scrap of dotted paper. I stamped a two layer stamp from PTI to create the branch. I added mulberry flowers with brads and a sentiment. That's about it.

That's all from snowy Minnesota. From Martha

PS:  This was easy .

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Praying for You

Hello Everyone!

Supplies for today's card are all from Papertrey Ink.  I love the stamps with matching dies.  I "kissed" the edges of the stamps with a slightly darker ink to give some dimension. 

Have a great day.  from Martha

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Make it Monday challenge at papertrey Ink.

Hello everyone.

Nice day first snow day is in it.

I made this card for the paper tray Inc. make it Monday challenge. I started with watercolor paper. Stamped the floral background  with white craft ink and then embossed in white. I painted with reinkers and a water brush. The reinkers were from Stampin up and close to my heart.  This was a fun technique.  Check it out on Nichole's blog at papertrey Ink.

Off to stamp some more. from Martha

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Pink Bunny

Today I have a way pink bunny card.  Stamps are from Papertrey Ink.  Enjoy.  from Martha

Saturday, April 6, 2013


Hello people!

I made this cute set of Easter cards with my new set from My Favorite Things.

Each card has slightly different colors and layout.  I colored the images with Copic markers.

That pink frame was an extra piece laying in the scraps. :).

Sometimes I like to cut up the words.

Have a great day.  from Martha

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink

Hi everyone!

I made some cards to enter in th Make It Monday Challenge over on Nichole's blog at  Check out this weeks video on using collage on your cards.  I recommend it--this was tons of fun.

I basically followed the same format as shown on Dawn's video, but used different stamps and colors.  I used a set with stitched flowers, the subway art word set and a little flower set to create my background.  Inks are the chartreuse, bright pink, and light blue.  I used a framed out set to make the focal point along with the same little flower set.  Sorry I don't have the exact names of the stamp sets and colors.  I left all the supplies at my friend Grace's house.  I think all supplies for this one wer PTI.

That was so much fun that I made another.  Again, all supplies are PTI, except for the border punch.

Have fun today!  from Martha

Monday, March 25, 2013


Hello everyone!

I have a graduation card for you today.  Stamps and punch arefrom Stampin' Up.

And this one is basically the same idea but using washi tape for the background instead of patterned paper.

Have a great day.  from Martha

Monday, March 4, 2013

Hello everyone! Today I have a card made by my good friend Grace. She used all Stampin up products to make this cute little whale .  I think I will need to play with this set some in the coming weeks. It looks like so much fun.

Have a good day. from Martha.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Hello everyone!

We are expecting a little snow here tonight.  Perfect night for a little stamping.

I made these two cards with a sale–a–bration set from Stampin up, and a greeting from hero arts.  The rest is pretty basic stamping. I am trying to make a lot of thank you cards for my nephews Jack's graduation.  Since you need so many they won't be complicated.

Here's a couple more. The background papers are actually leftover Halloween papers.

Have a great evening. from Martha

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Hi everyone!

Had a few Valentine's leftover.  This one started with a scrap piece of Washi tape I punched some hearts out of.  I taped it to white cardstock and inked with bright pink ink.  Peeled off the tape and voila!  Word stamps are from WPlus9.  Also used mini staples and more Washi tape.

For today's second card I used a dark blue card base smudged with white ink on the edges.  Added some hearts made with my new stamps and dies from Stampin' Up.  I love that twine.

from Martha

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Hi everyone.  Made this with PTI stamps.  Colored with copics.

Have a great one!

from Martha

Saturday, February 16, 2013


Good evening to everyone!
Quiet Saturday here with lots of rest for me.

I made these cards a couple weeks ago whrn wotking on  challenge.  I used stamps from Papertrey Ink and diesfrom Spellbinders.  The patterned paper is also from PTI.

And this card is similar with a changr up of the color scheme.

from Martha

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pink cards

Hello everyone!
 Today's card is made with a stamp from Our Daily Bread Design.  I stamped the Bible verse onto a scrap of gray paper then cut with a die from spellbinders.  I arranged coordinating scraps of paper on my layout. The white label is from my Paper Made Bakery kit. The dots and flower are cut from felt.
The second card for today uses word stamps from Stampin up.  The red tag is cut with a die from paper très Inc. a few paper scraps, lace, brads and its done.
from Martha

Monday, February 11, 2013

Papertret Ink Color Challenge

Hello everyone!

Made this quick card with a Papertrey Ink die and stamp set.  Have a good evening.  from Martha

Check out today's challenge for interesting color combos.

Hello everyone!

We are having a good old-fashioned blizzard today. No school. Roads are impassable. We have cabin fever. Perfect conditions for stamping.

Today's card was made with stamps and dies from Stampin up .  The sentiment is from W plus 9.

This next beauty was made completely with Stampin up products.  My friend Grace found a similar layout on Pinterest that we lifted.  I really like the way this turned out. I love the cloud paper, the texture plate, the small details on the banners. I used an old Stampin up set to make the greeting. I like it.

Have a great day.  From Martha

PS:  slowly improving with Dragon speak . this will really make my life easier.  I don't know where the capitals went .

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Hello everyone! We are having a blizzard here today.. So it was perfect day to work on the papertrey Ink challenge. Sorry about the weird spacing I am working with my Dragon speak again.

I wanted to make a thank you card for today's challenge and this is what I came up with. My nephew will be graduating this spring and would like some cards that are not quote girly unquote .I think the card passes the quote not girly un quote test . Of course I had to throw in a girly scarf for the photograph. LOL.

For this project I used my new paper tray ink set, I believe it is called pattern squares. The sentiment is also a paper tray ink stamp. I used a pen and a spray art tool to spatter the card with gray ink.  A few blue self-adhesive dots and the card was done. I also used a spatter stamp with pale blue ink to stamp the corners to give it more of a grungy feel.

That's all for today. Hope everyone is doing well either weathering the blizzard or digging out from the blizzard .

from Martha

The greeting is also a paper tray ink stampPaper tray ink set I think it is called pattern squares the greeting is one of the He's my new


Hi everyone!

I have a couple of scrappy valentines.  For the first one I used Stampin' Up stamps and dies..  also smeared on white ink.  For the second one I made a template by punching hearts into washi tape.  I stuck this to my card and smeared with pink ink.  Remove the tape and this is what you get.  Stamps are from W Plus Nine.

Have a geeat day!  from Martha

Saturday, February 9, 2013

PTI year of flowers post

I made a card for the Papertrey Ink year of flowers  blog hop.  In typical fashion, I completed my project too late link up to the hop.   Oh well, I will post anyway.

I made this with the Gladiolus from my year in flowers mini set.  The greeting is also a papertret ink stamp.  I ran the background craft peace thru my Cuttlebug with a script embossing folder.  First I applied white ink right to the embossing folder and it turned out kind of grungy and cool.  My image is colored with CCopics.  The little tag is from Maya Road.

I think it turned out pretty.

from Martha

Friday, February 8, 2013

Hello everyone!

 Today I have some valentines to share.  I made this with a couple scraps that were laying on my desk. The people were cut with a die from quikuts. The little heart tag was cut with a die from paper Trey ink. The sentiment is a rub on from Stampin up.

Here's a detailed shot of the little tag.

Here's another little Valentine made with hearts cut with a die from W +9.

Hope y'all have a great day. From Martha

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Love You

Hello to all.  Blogging from Minneapolis this week. 

Made this card with scraps that were laying around in my work area.  Used some old rub ons from Stampin' Up to make the sentiment.  Cut the people with a die from Qwikuts.

Have a great evening.   from Martha

Saturday, February 2, 2013

God bless you

Good evening everyone!

Had a beautiful snowy day today. Spent a little time stamping, got the house cleaned, and had a wonderful lunch with a friend.  Made for a great Saturday.

And now for today's post.

The greeting is a stamp from Verve. I stamped it onto patterned paper and matted it on Brown card stock . both were cut with spellbinders dies. used a piece of lace with sequins, a die cut turquoise strip, a doily, turquoise rhinestones, and a little blue pom-pom thingy from Maya road. this card was quick and simple one turned out cute.

That's all for now. From Martha

 PS :Dragon speak is behaving very badly today . sorry for the bad typing .

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hello everyone!

I spent the day stamping today and had a great time.

I made this set with folk art floral stamps and dies from Paper Trey Ink.  I think this looks so cool on the black background. The sentiment stamp is from Stampin' Up.

This set comes with filler stamps to use to color in each component of the flowers .  I also used dimensional tape to raise up the main floral images.

Hope everyone is having a great evening.  More posts soon.

From Martha

Monday, January 28, 2013

Hello everyone!

I am posting with my new Dragon speak. It's pretty cool, but I'm not very good at it yet. Please excuse me if there are goofy typos as this will take some getting used to.  Once I get used to this it is going to be awesome, as I tend to have "typing issues" with my one arm.

Card Here is today's Here is today's card Here is today's card Your Here's today's I made today's card with my new stamps from Paper Trey ink. This folk art floral set is really fun. I stamped all the colors in with the filler stamps. It was a little fussy but I had fun doing it and I love the results. The sentiment is also from paper Trey ink. The floral borders are washi tape.

This close-up shows the focal image in more detail. I did raise the larger blossoms up on to dimensional tape.

 I will definitely be making good use of this set . you will see more posts with this set in the future .

 have a great evening!

 from Martha

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Hi Everyone!

Made this little snowman with Paper Smooches stamps and a Papermade Bakery kit.

Keep warm.  from Martha