More RAKs!

November 1, 2007 - 1:55pm

RAK Card

Here is one of the RAKs I got in the mail today. Keep reading to see the other one!


Annibirthary Giveaway

November 1, 2007 - 2:09pm

Annibirthary Giveaway

It's almost my Annibirthary! I thought I should share the happiness! Keep reading to find out how to enter!


Featured Crafter Friday

November 2, 2007 - 8:18am

Featured Crafter

Meet Becky Oehlers!


Blue Birthday

November 3, 2007 - 9:30am

Birthday Card

Here's a birthday card I made for a family friend.


Pink Stork

November 4, 2007 - 3:36pm

Baby Card

A baby girl card I made for my cousin and his wife.


RAK From Allison

November 4, 2007 - 7:07pm

RAK Card

A gorgeous RAK from Allison!


Beate's WSC #26

November 5, 2007 - 7:03pm

Challenge Card

A fun Bella entry for Beate's sketch challenge this week.


Pattern Paper Pens

November 5, 2007 - 10:06pm

Pattern Paper Pens

Difficulty 1/5 (1/5)

This simple project makes a wonderful gift! These pens are very easy to make, but look like a million bucks!

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...And The Winner Is...

November 6, 2007 - 9:44am

Cheryl Arnold! Congrats! Send me an email at with your snail mail address and I will get your package out to you! Thank you to everyone who played and for all the warm wishes and great quotes! Have a great day! I am off to enjoy my Annibirthary!


Happy Annibirthary To Me!

November 6, 2007 - 4:05pm


My gorgeous flowers from my hubby for our 3rd Anniversary and my birthday!


Happy For You

November 7, 2007 - 9:07pm

Happy For You Card

A fun little card. I got the idea from a card in the current SU catalog.


You're In My Thoughts

November 8, 2007 - 10:13pm

Sympathy Card

A nice sympathy card...or for anyone who is in your thoughts!


Featured Crafter Friday

November 9, 2007 - 8:22am

Featured Crafter

Meet Charmaine Ikach!


Big Weekend

November 12, 2007 - 11:15pm

Birthday Goodies

Some birthday goodies I wanted to share with you! And this isn't even it...there's more!!!



November 13, 2007 - 9:51pm

Gratitude Card

A nice card to show your gratitude.


Some RAKs

November 14, 2007 - 2:40pm


I wanted to share some cards I received with you!


Weekend Kits

November 14, 2007 - 2:41pm

Weekend Kits

I have a fabulous site to share with you! I hope you will take a minute to check this out! It WILL be worth it!


Bella Technique

November 14, 2007 - 4:07pm

Bella Technique

Difficulty 1/5 (1/5)

This is a simple way to add a lot of character to your Bella images.

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Stamped Candle

November 15, 2007 - 9:41am

Stamped Candle

Difficulty 2/5 (2/5)

This is a great way to dress up an ordinary candle with items you probably have around your house!

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Big Blue Flower

November 15, 2007 - 11:34am

Big Blue Flower

This was a card I made for a great friend of mine to match her other gifts.


Purple Snowflakes

November 15, 2007 - 5:35pm

Snowflake Card

I can't wait for it to start snowing! How fun would it be if the snowflakes were this color?


Opinions Needed

November 15, 2007 - 5:43pm

I am looking for your opinions. You have seen how my posts are displayed now....with a preview page, a small image you can click on to make it bigger, then another page with more information and pictures. My question for you is do you like it this way?

There are some things I will keep this way for sure. For instance, the tutorials, Featured Crafter Friday, or anything that would be better displayed this way. But for my everyday posts of cards I have made or received, I could have large pictures on the main page, no preview or another page to go to. It would be more like the majority of the blogs out there. (I am not saying I want to conform...I like being different. But I want my readers to get the most out of my site.)

So should I keep it the way it is or change? (Was all that too confusing?) I look forward to hearing opinions! :)

Have a great day and stop back tomorrow for Featured Crafter Friday. Also note that I put a tab at the top of the page for Featured Crafters. This will take you to a list of just the Featured Crafters. Enjoy!


Featured Crafter Friday

November 16, 2007 - 8:00am

Featured Crafter

Meet Taylor VanBruggen!


Love Dots

November 17, 2007 - 10:25pm

This was an Anniversary card I made for my aunt and uncle's 40th Anniversary. The paper I used is so fun and cheerful and I just love the colors.

I cut the paper into 3 pieces to make the paper stand out a little more. I used some Stampin' Up! stamps for the heart flowers and the saying at the bottom. After I colored the flower image, I mounted it on some blue paper and added glitter to the edges of the blue paper. On the sentiment, I distressed the edges with some ink and then added a little glitter around the sides. I also mounted both the images with dimensional tape. I tied a ribbon around and that was it! Enjoy!

Polka Dot Card

Polka Dot Cards

So, what do you think about this layout? I thought I would ask after posting one this way. I think I'll give it a try a while. If I decide I don't like it....well, I can always change it. :) That's the joy of having a can do whatever you want with it! :)


A Wild Birthday

November 17, 2007 - 10:37pm

Here is a crazy little birthday card I made for one of my cousins. She was turning 16, so I thought this was a fun card for her. The paper is full of glitter and the colors of the paper are just so much fun! What 16 year old girl wouldn't like this? (She loved it by the way!)

I stamped the image and colored it in. Then mounted it to a purple piece of paper, then to a pink scallop square. I used my white gel pen to make some dots on the papers. I added a bunch of glitter to the image and stamped the sentiments. "Happy" is just stamped on the green paper and "birthday" is stamped, then punched with the large oval punch from Stampin' Up!. Then I distressed the edges with some blue ink and adhered it with dimensional tape. I tied a ribbon around and viola! Enjoy!

Birthday Card


Love Hearts

November 18, 2007 - 9:55pm

This was a card I threw together for my aunt and uncle's anniversary and made a second and gave it to my mom and step-dad for their anniversary. I used VersaMark ink for the hearts and then put glitter embossing powder over them. They are so sparkly and they add so much to the card. As well as my required glitter for the card. Then I stamped "love" and colored it in with markers. I mounted it on some green card stock and attached it to the card with dimensional tape. I tied some ribbon around the card and added a couple more pieces in different colors, too. I stamped the sentiment on the bottom in black ink to make it stand out more. I used my corner rounder to get the scallop bottom on the card. I made some dots with my white gel pen and it was set! Enjoy!

Love Card


Big Thanks

November 19, 2007 - 5:03pm

Since this Thursday is Thanksgiving...I figured I should share some thank you cards this week!

I made two of these cards. One I gave to my husband's dad and step mom after having us and a bunch of our friends visit them at their boat for the weekend. All of our friends signed the card, too! The other I gave to Alli as a thank you after I won prizes on her site.

I stamped "thank you" and punched it out with a scallop square punch. I pierced holes in the corners and went around them with my white gel pen. I added a ribbon attached with a staple and adhered the square with dimensional tape. I added some Crystal Effects to the sentiment. I added a big white flower and a smaller pink foam flower with a brad to the card. I added a bit of glitter and taa daa! Enjoy!

Thank You Card


Tag Punch Flower Thanks

November 20, 2007 - 9:00am

This was a flower tutorial I found online. I saw it here if you are interested in learning how to make these. They are really simple to make. The only thing I don't like about this is the way the glitter looked on the center circle I put on it. Otherwise I like it. The thanks stamp is from the $1 bin at Michael's. I used pearly embossing powder over the whole piece of white paper. It looks really pretty in the light. Enjoy!

Thanks Card

Thanks Card

Thanks Card

Thanks Cards


Black & White Thank You

November 21, 2007 - 9:00am

I really like how this card turned out. I got the paper from a blog candy I won. I stamped the sentiment in black ink and then put pearly embossing powder over it. I just love the way black and white cards look. I think there is just something so elegant about them. And the paper has so much silver on it, this card just sparkles. Enjoy!

Thank You Card

Thank You Cards


Happy Thanksgiving

November 22, 2007 - 9:00am

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Even if you don't celebrate Thanksgiving, you can still be thankful this day. Take a minute to think of all the things you are thankful for.

These are some thank you cards I made for turkey day. I am giving the first two to Chuck's grandparents for dinners we are having at their houses. I just love the paper in these cards. I used Chefabella from Stamping Bella. I just love how festive she is. I also added a bunch of white glitter to her hat and apron.

Thanksgiving Card

Thanksgiving Cards

These other two cards I just love. I sent one to a friend and the other to my dad and step-mom after they came over for turkey day this past weekend. I used my new Cuttlebug on the purple background and added a couple bits of glitter here and there on the dots. I paper pieced the apron on this with pattern paper. I just love the way it turned out. It was the first time I have tried this and I really like how it turned out. I also finally used my ticket punch and some large eyelets! Have a great Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Card

Thanksgiving Cards

Don't forget about Featured Crafter Friday tomorrow! I have a great lady to share with you!


So Thankful

November 23, 2007 - 8:00am

It's Friday already, so I'll do one more thank you card for Thanksgiving week! These were a couple simple cards I used and I just love how they turned out. I was inspired by the paper. I colored the flowers in a couple colors. Both of them are different. But they are so pretty. I added a bunch of glitter to the flowers. I had to make them sparkle! Enjoy!

Thanks Card

Thanks Card

Thanks Cards


Featured Crafter Friday

November 23, 2007 - 9:00am

Featured Crafter

Meet Alli Miles!


I Love Mail

November 25, 2007 - 3:47pm

First off, I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Ours went really well. We were in Omaha, NE and Council Bluffs, IA and we got lots of snow! It was fun to have snow for Thanksgiving. When I got back...I had all these great things in the mail!

This is a gorgeous card I got from Cheryl. She won my blog candy at the beginning of the month. I just love the colors she used! Thanks, Cheryl!

Thanks Card

Next, is an adorable snowman card from Susan. She is a Bella friend. Oh how I love snowmen! She sent not only this card, but a bunch of bella images for me! Thank you, Susan!

Snowman Card

Be prepared to be a little jealous of me right now...I won this great candy from Lori. She was so incredibly generous with this giveaway! I can't wait to use all the goodies she sent! Thank you so very much, Lori!


This was the card Lori sent with the winnings. It is such a pretty card! Have a great day! Enjoy!

Friendship Card


To You From Me

November 25, 2007 - 6:38pm

This was a little card I made a while back. There isn't anything fancy done to this card. I just love the colors. They are very much fall colors...and I am hoping to get a couple more of them shown to you before fall is gone entirely. Enjoy!




Thinking Of You

November 26, 2007 - 6:43pm

This was a card I made for an order my dad put in. He wanted some "thinking of you" cards. This was one of them that I put together. I thought it turned out really nicely. I love the colors and the paper really sparkles! Enjoy!

Thinking Of You Card

Thinking Of You Cards



November 26, 2007 - 6:54pm

What do you think about the new post layout? I think I like it. It's a bit easier to do and takes less time. I don't dread posting as much, so that is nice. I just thought I would see how others liked it.

Also, how have you been enjoying Featured Crafter Friday? I have even more great crafters lined up! I am so excited to share them with you! Let me know if there is someone you would like me to contact for this. I want to have people on here that you want to see! Have a great night!


In My Thoughts

November 27, 2007 - 5:28pm

This was one of the other sympathy cards I made for my dad's order. I wanted something a bit less feminine for this and I think I accomplished that. I just am not sure I am entirely happy with how it turned out.I do like the colors even though I am not usually a fan of brown. But I do like it with the stripe paper. I love stripes! Just love them. I don't care what ends up going with them, as long as they are there! :) No glitter on this one....since I was trying not to make it too girly! Enjoy!

Thinking Of You Card

Thinking Of You Cards



November 28, 2007 - 3:49pm

This was a birthday card I made for a friend of mine. She loves animals and runs a dog walking/pet sitting business in town. I made the site for her with only a little help from my hubby. If you want to see it, it's called Happy Paws. So I thought this card was perfect for her.

I love the big words! I think they are so fun. I used glitter embossing powder and VersaMark to make the whole piece of white card stock sparkle! I wasn't sure where I liked the sentiment, so I made one with it on the top, and the other with it on the bottom. I also just love the dog paper. I got a bunch of really cute paper from JoAnn's in the dollar bin. I also picked up a bunch of really cute paper for Christmas in the dollar bins! Very simple card, but perfect for the occasion! Enjoy!

Dog Birthday Card

Dog Birthday Card

Dog Birthday Cards


Pink Cosmobella

November 29, 2007 - 2:02pm

I just love these bellas! I can't seem to get enough of them! Here's a little Cosmobella card I made I thought I would share today. Her shirt is just covered in sparkles! And that paper? Gorgeous! I love how rich the paper looks. And I have to say that I just adore that sentiment. It is from Amuse and says "have a splendiferous day. (If you couldn't see in picture.) I went on a hunt for it and then ended up buying it online along with a few other things! It is a must have in my opinion! It works for so many things! Enjoy the card! The two friends I sent these to, just loved them!

Don't forget that tomorrow is Featured Crafter Friday. I have a great lady to share with you!

Bella Card

Bella Cards


Featured Crafter Friday

November 30, 2007 - 8:00am

Featured Crafter

Meet Julie Masse!