For someone special

Good morning everyone! Before I get to the papercrafting business, I want to say:


And as Christmas is also drawing near, I’m thinking of all my family who are with me and not with me this season (most are in various different countries). So for today’s Tuesday Throwdown Challenge – to make something for someone special – I made a Christmas card for someone special.

Here it is:

Our prize sponsor this week is My Grafico. They also provided me (and my design teamies) with the Santa image and the surrounding frame. The postmark stamp within the frame is from Raindrops Echo Designs and the DP is from Websters Pages.

Merry Christmas everyone!


Lots of Circles

Hey there peeps,

Mission for today at Tuesday Throwdown: use lots of circles.

Prize and image sponsor: My Grafico.

My Card:

Designer Papers: Lily Bee Designs.

Next Steps: Join in the fun!

Challenges entered:

Colour Q


Primary Colors

I wonder why every time I make a primary colored card, it always turn out looking like a kids card.

That’s this week’s challenge at Tuesday Throwdown – no, not to make a kids card – but to make a card using primary colors.

The sponsor for this week’s prizes and design team images is my favorite, MY GRAFICO.

My card this week is:


I sure hope some kid likes it.



Thinking of you

When Falls come around, I think of Thanksgiving; and when I think of Thanksgiving, I think of you. Sounds like a song doesn’t it – no actually, I have been reading the children’s book “If you give a moose a muffin”… he’ll want this and when you give him this, he’ll want that, and that and that. So that’s what’s been ringing in my head.

So it is kinda timely that the challenge at Tuesday Throwdown is to make a “Thinking of You” card. Our sponsors this week is MY GRAFICO!!! Yeah yeah yeah!! I love MY GRAFICO images, especially this typewriter one I used on my card this week. (I have my eye on a telephone one I’m going to use next).

Designer papers are from My Mind’s Eye (teal) and Authentique Paper (tan). Sentiment is self-generated from the computer.

Come play with us at Tuesday Throwdown – everyone needs a Thinking of you card and everyone needs My Grafico stamps!! But that’s not all …

This week, we have a we have a special DOUBLE challenge for you!

Main Challenge: “Thinking of You”

Bonus Challenge: Send your card to Operation Write Home

In case you’re not familiar with Operation Write Home (OWH), they are a non-profit organization that provides handmade greeting cards to help American soldiers keep in touch with their loved ones back home. OWH is celebrating its birthday this month, and since it gets its stock from crafters like us, we thought we’d help them celebrate by helping them grow their stock of cards through our challenge this week.

To help inspire you to participate in our bonus challenge, we are offering a special bonus prize this week — a $20 gift certificate to spend at My Grafico! To be entered into this drawing, you must mail your card to OWH, and then designate that by typing “OWH” after your name when you link up.

NOTE: Please be sure to read the card guidelines at OWH before submitting your card to them. In particular, please do NOT use any glitter on your card.

Challenges entered:

Through the Craftroom Door

Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central – Spellbinders

The Pink Elephant – CASE’d Margie Cortina’s layout

The Outlawz – Copic Marker Challenge


Dimensions and Textures

Happy Tuesday everyone!

This week at Tuesday Throwdown, our challenge is “Lots of dimension and textures”. LOL – has that ever been a problem in the card making world?? I guess this is one challenge we should see lots of entries.

Our sponsor is MY GRAFICO and I used this delicious strawberry jam image. And loaded her up with about 6 layers of papers, a felted strawberry 3-D sticker from American Crafts, decorated with flowers and pearls, popped up the jam jar and the sentiment from Just Rite Stamps for even more dimension; added a doily and sewed the edges for texture. All the white cardstock is from PTI and I just bought their white adhesive sheets to try (used it on the sentiment border and the mat for the jam jar) and they are the most convenient things.

Here is the card:

How’s that for an overkill on texture and dimensions? Now I’m off to weigh her to make sure I don’t need extra postage – oh, and I better give her a fitting too, to make sure she fits in a regular envelope.

Have fun with your dimensional and textured card!! I sure did with mine.

Challenges entered:

Papertrey Ink August 2011 Blog Hop

Stamping Scrapping Challenge – just rite stampers


Simon Says Stamps

Whimsy Inspiration Challenge

Fussy and Fancy Challenge

Moxie Fab World

Pile it on