My name is Mary and I love to play with paper and all the goodies. I think I have an addiction!! I just enjoy it so much.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Journal Your Christmas 2010

Hey Y'all, I have been busy working on my Christmas Journal with Shimelle. I love it!!!
My cover I have added snowflakes to it and I like it much better.
Page One Manifesto

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with family and friends!! I have had a busy month. My mom just had hip surgery so I took a much needed trip to VT to visit with both her and my Dad. It is a beautiful drive as long as it is not snowing!!
Well I am posting pictures of my album cover for JYC 2010 with Shimelle at  http://www.shimelle.com/  this is my second year :) Once you join and do it one year you are good for all the following years. I have actually added snowflakes to my cover since I took this picture. I knew it needed something. I should take a new picture huh, oh well that will be next time.

Now here are the tags that I made to go along with the JYC album. Not sure I will use them on every page but probably on most of them. 

I have also been busy making my Christmas Cards too. Here are just a few of them.

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you like my creations :)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge 53 - How Distressing!!

I came across another challenge over at http://kraftinkimmiestamps.blogspot.com/ This weeks challenge is obviously distressing. Tara wants us to distress our designs! I used Charlotte!! I colored her with copic markers and then I added some distress ink to that and then I spritzed it with some perfect pearls and water. The card stock is from co-ordinations that is embossed and sanded and the blue card stock is from the Dear Lizzy line http://elizabethkartchner.blogspot.com/ which I sewed together. 
I hope you like it.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Mo's Challenge #56 What's in your pocket/

Whoa long time since I posted anything on my blog. Busy, busy. busy!!
I decided to enter in Mo's challenge http://mosdigitalchallenge.blogspot.com/. Lydia's set the challenge this week for us to think of "pockets"  And that is entirely subject.
I love this cute guy (door mouse). I colored him with my copic markers.
I used co-ordinations paper and embossed it sanded it a bit and then I hand stitched the corned on. I also made a smaller tag with my sentiment stamped on it and made a pocket on the back so that it would fit nicely.
I am happy with the way it turned out of course I had to add a flower to it. :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Funny I thought I was done making cards for Ellen's Challenge over at http://ellenhutson.typepad.com/the_classroom_new/ but I had an urge to make just one more :) for the Glitz challenge. On my card I used some of Tim Holtz grunge board that I embossed and used some distress ink (broken china) then I misted it with my perfect pearl's and water. I used my Martha Stewart punches and a doily (spritzed with some tattered angel mist) for under my prima flower, and that also has some glitz to it!!
I think I am done now....lol

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


This card is made for the inchie challenge!! Here are my textured inchies.
The paper is from Prima called Annalee. My flowers are also from Prima.  I must admit I never thought of putting them in my embossing folders so I learned something new :)


Here is another card I made for the challenge over at http://ellenhutson.typepad.com/the_classroom_new/ This one is a masculine card. I used my Graphic 45 A Proper Gentlemen paper and of course some ribbon that I purchased from Sharon Johnson and actually I got the paper from her also in a kit http://notimetostamp.blogs I used one of Tim Holtz gears for my embellishment.


I have been busy making cards for world card making day over at http://ellenhutson.typepad.com/the_classroom_new/  this card is for the HOLIDAY CARD CHALLENGE:

On this card my stamp is from http://www.justritestampers.com/ Groovy Snowman Set Yay I finally was able to ink it up!! The paper is from Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather. Isn't he the cutest!!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #47

Happy weekend!! Football is on and I have been busy making my card for this Challenge today. It is a color challenge using orange, green and purple. I used some core'dinations card stock in orange. Then I colored Eleanor with my copics. My flower is made with tissue paper and then colored with distress ink in dusty concord. I used basic grey paper and used my nestabilities die. My sentiment comes from a set called Sweet pea from www.thereshegoesclearstamps.com  
I had a lot of fun creating my card. I hope you like it.

Here is the link to Kraftin' Kimmie Blog http://kraftinkimmiestamps.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ok, last week it was Summer and this week it's Fall!!

I am not complaining at all this has to be one of the better Summers for us up here in Maine!! I certainly do not want to jinx it. :) I love summer. 
Anyway enough about the weather. I have been very busy making cards. I want to send a package out soon to the troops over at OWH (operation write home). I need to make some Christmas cards first.
Here is an assortment of some of the creations I have recently made.
This card was made using Tim Holtz die cuts the bird cage and the flower. You can find these items over at http://www.ellenhutson.com I made this for my friend Carol who will be 60 in a couple of days!!
This is a digi stamp and it was recently a freebie by Maurie (Mo) Manning http://digitalpenciltoo.com/ I love Mo's stamps she is very talented.
Isn't this just the sweetest little Bear digi stamp. I got her over at Beccy's Place http://beccysplace.blogspot.com/
This card was made with inchies which I purchased over at Ellen's and the paper is Max and Whiskers from Basic Grey http://www.ellenhutson.com
Another digi  image from Beccy's Place cute!! I loved adding all that color.
Oh adorable.... this is a stamp from www.stampingbella.com It is Izziee has a daisy! So sweet!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wow we are having a heat wave!! Yowsa!!!!!!

Well it sure has been one HOT summer here in Maine. Here are a few new cards I made recently!

This little girl comes from- http://www.heather-ellis.co.uk/page2.htm
Is this stamp not adorable!! I had to have it this comes from -http://www.house-mouse.com/
Oh and I love Alice in Wonderland this image came from-http://digitaltuesday.blogspot.com/
Cute little wagon of flowers from here-http://www.chichimemories.com/

Sunday, August 22, 2010

OWH S&S Sketch Challenge #31

It has been a while since my last post but that is because the weather up here in Maine has been Awesome!! One of the best summers in years!! Today it was cloudy so I got to play :) Here is a link to the Challenge http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/
Here is the sketch

This is my card I hope you like it :)
Here are couple more cards that I made today. The pleated ribbon card for Stamp Simply #153 Pleated Ribbon with Sharon Johnson link here http://notimetostamp.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/2010/08/19/stamp-simply-153-plea she carries lovely ribbon I used mine on my card below with my digi image from Pure Innocence by Heather Ellis here http://www.heather-ellis.co.uk/page2.htm also the card right below that has some of Sharon's ribbon too.
On this card the bear image is from http://beccysplace.blogspot.com,
She has some great images!!!! Love Them!


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

OWH Sketch Challenge #27

Good Afternoon everyone!! Today I made a card for the Operation Write Home Challenge.
I made my card using Martha Stewart punches and spellbinders Nestabilities. My stamps are from www.thereshegoesclearstamps.com, the set is called what's up buttercup.

Here is a picture of the sketch used. This was fun!! I really enjoyed it. This card will be going out in my package of cards to Dixie for OWH!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Baby Card

I have not posted anything in almost a month!! Well it is Summah time and you all know how that goes. So many things to do and since our summers are so short we tend to try to enjoy every last second of it. But I have still been making cards. I just made this card for a Baby Shower that my daughter Amanda and I will be going to this weekend up at Shin Pond funny name huh!!! Her best friend has a little girl and is expecting a boy! My image is from Meljens designs and is adorable I might add. I used copics to color the image and my flower is made from a coffee filter along with some distress inks. Then I sprayed it with some perfect pearls and water in gold.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Pictures of my cards for OWH

Wow it has been a while since I posted anything!! Oh well that's how it is in the summer too many things going on. I took a bunch of pictures today of the cards I made for OWH. I have used many different stamps such as Kraftin'Kimmie, Bugaboo, Mo's digital pencil, Sassy Cheryl's, Magnolia, Whipper Snapper, and many others. Here are the pic's:

Monday, June 7, 2010

Kraftin'Kimmie Challenge #32 triangles

I must say that I love my new stamps from Kimmie. Just adorable, fun to work with! I have never entered one of her challenges but when I received an email on it I was in! I just had to decide how to incorporate triangles onto my card I must say that is a real challenge. Here is what I came up with I hope you like it. Almost forgot to mention this is Eleanor!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

OWH Midweek Throwdown

Hello, I thought I would enter a card into the OWH midweek throwdown challenge!! Yay! You can use gold on your card without using any kind of glitter products. I used a gold embossing powder on the flower and branch stamps. Very simple, and yes I made that little pearl flower, one of my old jewelry making patterns. Trust me I have plenty of jewelry making items that I should put to use.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #13

I made this card for Cheryl's Challenge. I used the new Cosmo Cricket papers DeLovely and the image is Missing You. This was fun!! Well this week it's about using punches...

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sassy Cheryl's Challenge #12

Sassy Cheryl's is having a challenge Kim is the hostess and she wants buttons!!! We can use any image any colors too. Here is my card. I have had this digi for a while now. I like this little cutie patutie she is really enjoying herself.