Wednesday, July 13, 2011

SCS Color challenge

This is my take on the color challenge on scs this week.  My first card for Christmas, a little jump start I guess.
 The stamp is from Stampendous. The rest of the makings of the crd arw from SU. Have a great day!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

SCS Color challenge

 I can't believe it has been a week already, sorry peeps for the inactivity blog. This past week has been busy with one of my daughters getting ready for a diving meet, so lots of driving time to the pool and practice on the board then the meet. On to the card seems fitting that I am back with a color challenge. I love these colors together. Crumb cake,baja breeze and soft suade . This is a stamp set from Stampin Up that I picked up a couple of weeks ago at a SCS Get Together,it didn;t have a name on it . I also used a nestie , I went for the vintage look. Well time to help with homework. Thanks for stopping                                                                                                                       MEG       

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

SCS Color challenge

Hi peeps, 
Sorry it has been so long since I have been here. I have been really busy with get together over on Splitcoast. Last weekend I was in Conn. The weekend before I was in binghamton. We have so much fun at these gathering.
 On to my card I made this card for today color challenge. It was concord grape, bashful blue and pear.I wanted to ink up some of my new sets that I had got and went with this one.
I love how this one turned out and no DP gasp !! This is not me, I have to feel my head and see if I have a fever! haha. Well thanks for stopping by and I will post some of the thinks I have made from those gatherings I have attended

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Friday Sketcher

Hi peeps, I wanted to show you another card tonight. I have boys sectional tomorrow so I'm not sure what time i will be home, so i am going to share this now. this is the card that i made using the sketch over at Friday sketcher, always a fun one there. I used the adorable little girl that just graced my mailbox the other day. I colored her in with my copic  using for the first time x-press blend it paper. The makers really do blend better, where i noticed a big difference is when you use the blender pen it is so sweet.
the stamp is from mft stamps. The designer paper is from Basic grey. The card stock is from SU.  Well have a wonderful day.... MEG

Sweet Sunday Sketch

Hi peeps, I am a little late in showing you this, but better late than never. Here is my take on the sketch over at the Sweet Sunday Sketch, another great sketch this week. This was a really easy card to put together. Trying to show case the DP here so I left a lot of open space.  The Card stock is SU and the DP is K&Company. Thanks for stopping... MEG

Monday, February 14, 2011

Viva LaVerve Sketch

Hi Peeps, sorry I have been away my youngest son and I went for a consult last wen. for his wisdom teeth, one had just broke threw the surface. He is seventeen,now my two older children have had no problem they haven't even come in. So we go in for a consult and needless to say Friday he had all four pulled at once. He didn't have and easy go of it. The medicine made him sick on top of having his teeth pulled! It has been a long three days!! That's all it been three days lol.
Well I did get a chance to play along this weekend. Here is the card I made with the sketch that Teresa posted over on SCS / Verve challenge. If you Gals are following The thread over there it's funny one of the ladies does not like tilted panels, so the chatter over there is always fun.
For my card I used Early Espresso and Very Vanilla card stock from SU. The Designer Paper is from Memory Box. I used my nesties and for the first time I used a die from MFTstamps. Oh and check out this cool ribbon rose I made, really easy just twisting the ribbon and gluing it down. I'm not quite sure if you can see the image behind the sentiment in the picture, but it is from Watercolor Trio. Thanks for stopping... MEG 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

SCS Color challenge

 Hi Peeps, today I have 2 cards for a color challenge on SCS. The colors are Cajun Craze,Not Quite Navy and Daffodil Delight. This is my take on those colors. On the card above I used a cute digi and some Designer paper all from SU. Colored him in with copics and called it a morning for him. The card below. I did the night before, let me warn you I think I was half asleep when I made this card. Have you ever had a thought of what a card should look like in your head,then go to make it and it just didn't work? Well that is so of what happened with this one.
The designer paper had all of the colors in it. I think the Cajun Craze just over took the card. It is a really strong color to work with when you pair it with the other two. Well thanks for stopping time to go to work.... MEG

Monday, February 7, 2011

Digi pop up

 hi peeps, today I have a pop up card for you. I have never made one of these, so be kind. Today challenge over at SCS was to make a pop up card. This is my take.
 I used a sweet digi image that I printed on my basic ink jet printer heat set the ink and colored in with my copic makers. The ink seemed to do well,although when I went to antique it I noticed that the ink smeared a little on the top of the tree. So I will have to research that to see how all the digi stampers antique their images.
I must say I did have a little trouble putting the card together. I don't know if I scored the piece wrong, but everything worked out in the long run. Now for the card, CS is Stampin' Up and the Designer paper is Colorbok. Thanks for stopping..... MEG

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Viva LaVerve Sketch

Today I started out my Sunday with a great sketch by Amy Sheffer. You can find the Sketch  here Viva La Verve .This is week 2, I look forward to this every week! Thank you girls for the wonderful sketches every week. I hope I don't  have to much going on with this card.I believe this is the most I have done with one. Lets see we have sewing, first time I have done that on a card. Love to on fabric, thought I would give it a shot on paper.Then I have some embossing with a SU folder, then with the ribbon and button and thread. Oh and lets not forget the punch that I used on the sides of the card. I just kept going and going.... the image was so quick to color I had to keep playing. LOL....  Well thanks for stopping. Back up on the roof to shovel the snow. Have a great Sunday! MEG

Friday, February 4, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch

Hi all, this is my take on this weeks sketch over at Sweet Sunday Sketch. I have so much fun do these.I am also going to place this card in for the color throw down this is the first time I have participated in it. Two for the price of one, you have to love it.On to the card makings,I wanted to try Black magic I had tried this one other time but wanted to use brown(that was one of the colors the others are so safron bashful blue and kraft)I like the results using the dark brown,but I think the black would have made the colors pop alittle better. All card stock is Stampin' Up. I used a cuttlebug folder embossing. Thanks for taking the time to stop... MEG


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Viva LaVerve Sketch

Hi all, today I wanted to share with you a card I made for the Viva LaVerve sketch. This sweet card is going to my niece her birthday is in 2 weeks so I have to get it to the post office soon.
All card stock is Stampin' up. The designer paper is from K&Company, Love this yummy paper. The image is from JustRite Homemade Treats Sets. This is a set I won from a get together I had attended.The ribbon is from JoAnns and the bling is from Michaels. I will be back later with another post I have a card from a challenge I did yesterday. Thanks for looking.... MEG

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Trifold with pocket

Hi, I hope everyone is doing alright, and made it through the storm. We only got 10 inches with some ice,so we are some of the lucky ones! 
Today I want to share with you a card I made for yesterday color challenge over at scs. It was river rock gray and whisper white. I have a fun little card that has a pocket in the inside if you wanted to put a gift card in there, or a special message in side. The card stock is from SU and the dp is from K&Company. I cut out the flower and only put adhesive on one side and a Velcro closer on the other. Hope you like today's card I will see you tomorrow..... MEG 

Monday, January 31, 2011

Embossing then debossing

SCS was to embosses on card stock then you take your brayer and your versa mark and lightly go over the raised areas then embosses it with powder. I did my on some DP paper and I think it came out pretty cool. If you click on the picture you can see the embossing I used rainbow sparkles.
I antique the tag with vintage photo, the DP with antique linen. I colored the flowers in with my copics. Short and sweet tonight my MIL had her hip replaced today so I have been at the hospital most of the day. Thanks for stopping..... MEG

Saturday, January 29, 2011

3D Box

 I Had mention that I had done some 3d items and I wanted to share them with you today.

The first one was for VSN on SCS we were to make a luminary and I chose to do one with Noah Ark. I wish the picture came out when I had it all lite up, it was so nice and cute. All products are Debbie Mumm.
 My next one is a box using all punches, a circle punch for the handle and a punch for the boarder. The CS is SU and The image is from SU it is from Flower fancy it is a two-step stamp. First time that I remember ever using it I need a little practice. Hope you enjoy these items!  Thanks for stopping.... MEG

The Sweet Stop

Hi my friends sorry it has been awhile, I had diving championships this past Wednesday night. I didn't get home till late and got behind and I just never caught up till now. Oh my diver got third place althought he didn't have that good of a meet.
 This is the sweet card I made today for The Sweet Sketch Challenge At  The Sweet Stop. The image I used today is a digi from Mo Manning I love her digis..All card stock is from SU and the DP is from Debbie Munn. Thanks for stopping...   MEG

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Viva LaVerve Sketch

Hi I'm back with another card today. This is the card I made using the sketch challenge on the VlV blog. They ran a sketch challenge every week for the month of January. I will definitely miss this when it is over, I had so much fun playing this. They came up with some great sketches! For my card I used a digi image colored in with copics. I love using early espresso and cherry cobbler together,I just love the color combo. The rest of the card is pretty self explanatory. Like how I have the red card stock showing threw the hearts, just love that punch.Well I will have more for you tomorrow... Have a good night.. MEG

Because I Care

Hi today I wanted to share with you  one of the 3D project I did over the weekend.This gable box was so easy to make a couple of score lines and one punch and some folding. I have wanted to use this stamp that I had gotten for free last spring, can you believe it had not see ink yet! Well I had to show it a little love I stamped the background then ran the blue threw an embossing folder. Stamped again and colored in with my ink pads. I think I'm starting to get the hang of this. Although I still like my copics best.I know me if I don't like something I just have to keep trying till I can become better at it. Have a great day.... MEG

Monday, January 24, 2011


Good Monday everyone! I had another snow day today! We didn't get any snow but the temp was -19degrees. I can't recall if it has ever been this cold out. 
  This past weekend I had a bunch of fun playing VSN on SCS. The first challenge was to make a card with out a stamp the only stamp was for the sentiment, it has to be a flower you had to have a punch boarder and you could use ribbon. So this is the card I came up with.I will have another post for you shortly there is someone knocking at my door.  Thanks MEG

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I heart 2 stamp sketch

I make this card for a sketch challenge. She used to have them every week now she will have them once a month. I really enjoyed making this card. I love to color this little bear in. This little bear with his flowers is from Penny Black. The card stock is from SU and so is the DP. The flower is Recollections. The flower looks like it has washed out a little in the picture but in person it is not. Thanks for stopping.... MEG

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Mojo Monday

 Hi this is my take for for the sketch for MoJo Mondays. I love how this looks in person the picture just does not capture it right the hues of red for some reason just don't  come out that well for me. I stamp most of my cards at night therefore when I take the picture I usually have to use the flash. For the card base I used SU cs and K&Company for the dp.The stamp was one that I found in the dollar bin at Michaels. The heart and flower are old SU sets and the ribbon is SU also. Have a great day.. MEG

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Viva LaVerve Sketch

Ok I think I have got this right !! Three cards all at once, they are all for the Viva LaVerve Sketch challenge from different weeks.I wasn't very pleased with the brown card so I did another card with the same sketch, funny how you can use the same sketch and get a different look. 
My first card is Wild wasabi and barely banana and some beautiful paper from K&Company. Stamp set is from SU.
 The second card is,early espresso and daffodil delights. Again the DP is from K&Company all ribbon is from Michaels.
   For my third card cs is regal rose and crumb cake. The dp is from k&Company. I used a borderabilities in the middle with some pearls. These little birds are so cute!! Well thanks for stopping have a great day....    MEG

Waltzing Mouse Sketch

Hi, I have a few to post today, This is a card I made for the challenge over on the Waltzing mouse sketch challenge. This was a little tough for me, cutting the pieces of paper up and not having any measurements. I tend to be a bit obsessive about getting them just right.  All of the paper in today card is from SU. I wish I could give credit to the stamp company but I miss placed the wrapper  and I can't recall the manufacture  ,sorry.   Have A great day....   MEG

Sweet Sunday Sketch

Hi, you have to love these snow days.. I have a couple of cards for you today that I had a chance to do yesterday. I love how this card turned out. What a fun sketch to work with I will definitely work with this one again.
the DP is from Basic Grey, the CS is from SU, the stamps are from rubber Stampede and the background stamp is from Hero Arts.
Have a great day! MEG
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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Two-Step Bird Punch

Hi this is the card that I was working on for the club I belong to. I used the bird punch from SU to create the rose buds. i had to come up with a valentines Day card and no Valentines stamps. What's a girl to do, My husband always gives my girls and I roses so I thought I would makes some. The cardstock is real red, old olive and whisper white. The other punch I used is also from SU is called pinking hearts boarder. Thanks for stopping by...   MEG

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Just a quick post tonight I am working on a swap that i have to have ready for a club I belong to on Friday night. So I do not have anything to post today, I worked a 14hr day today hopefully I will have something tomorrow. Have a great Monday night.....     Thanks   MEG

Thursday, January 6, 2011

All That Scraps, CC Designs, Tissue Box Cover


If you need help with the measurements you can head over to splitcoaststampers and in the resource section the have it all there. ( the lines went away on there on weird)  The image I used is the cute little swiss pixies line, this one is Birgitta.. All other supplies are SU besides cutting out the shapes with my nesties. Hope you enjoy this as much as I did in making it!  Thanks for stopping....   Meg
I preview this post and there are no line like there are when I am typing this but I see it is in 2 different colores go figure..

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Viva LaVerve Sketch SU Winged Things

It's Wednesday  half way through the week. I can not believe it time has really flown by..

 I have a card for you today that I did for the Viva LaVerve Sketch challenge. I love to make cards that are different in size than the norm, so this was right up my alley. For those of you that don't know I love dragonflies!!!! So when I get a chance to use them I will... I don't know if you can see the shimmer of the white card stock, I love coloring the image in with copics while using this card stock because the shimmer shows through. Then Icrystal effects to make it all shinny. My little one took the card and claimed it as hers as soon as I was done! LOL  Stamp is SU Winged things  the card stock is SU.  DP is some from my stash I can't recall the name of it... Well here is wishing you have a great Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping! 


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch

Hi happy Tuesday! Another day has begun, it is snowing here looking very pretty all white. I have 2 cards today I need to get some thank you cards done for some presents I received, so I thought i would use the sweet sunday sketch. 

The first card with the dragon fly I colored the wings in with shimmer paints. I wish I had captured the shimmery if that is a word lol  of the wings they look really cool. I have not used them in a long time!!
Funny how we forget things we have when then are not right in front of you.
The DP is Cosmo Cricket. The CS is SU I have used my nesties for the circle, and borderabilities for the two strips one is the negative of the other.
My second card is using the same sketch just more layers. This time I used My Minds Eye for DP and SU for CS, I did color it with copics. Hope you like my take on the sketch. Now that I have stumbled upon this sketch i will have to play every Sunday!  Have a great Tuesday..     MEG

Monday, January 3, 2011


Mojo Monday's

What a nice way to start off your week with a sketch. I love this little bunny holding a little potted heart!!

I was at the store the other day and saw that they had all of the valentines day stuff out!! I just took my tree down. There is no way I am going to put up all of my vanentines decorations yet, although my eight year old would love that... I like the open spaces after you take down Christmas, and get the house back in order!

OK on to the card.. I colored the image in with copics cut it out with nesties, the CS is SU and the DP is Cosmo Cricket, I went with the garden variety. I might go over and try the vera sketch have a great Monday! Thanks for stopping... MEG
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Sunday, January 2, 2011

CC Designs

Today I want to share a card with you I made for my niece who birthday is coming up soon. Have to get this out in the mail tomorrow. I just love cupcake kiki.  I colored her in with copics marker. SU cs, dp not to sure about from my stash last year! Hope you enjoy her as much as I do! We all relaxed today the lat day of vacation, can you say school. Yes we have to go back to school and work tomorrow after having a break for 2 weeks. It has been so nice have 2 weeks off and spending time with the kids. We really didn't do anything exciting a basketball tourny my son was in other than that just hanging out with the kids. Have a good Sunday, and Monday morning for those of us that have to go back to work!  Thanks  MEG

Happy New Year

I can not believe it is 2011 were did the year go to? Last I remember it was girls swim season and my daughter was doing good my teams was moving along all was well.  Then my daughter made States and it has been non stop since then. Emily did well the first time at states she placed 24th in NYS, not bad for a freshman. Then I had one day off and went into our boy season! Not a real strong one this year but that is ok. I do have 5 divers so they are  keeping me busy.
     I usually don't make to many New years resolutions, but the one thing I really want to try to do it write on my blog daily. Not to sure how many people actually read it. But I think it would be good for me to try to do this for me. I read so many blogs out there and hardly put anything into mine.  Lets see if I can turn it around I want to leave you with a picture of my kids and I around our big Christmas tree. I hope you  can see how big it is all15 feet of it!
my youngest son who is standing next to me is 6' 4" .  well I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year! My Daughter and I are gonna try to change my blog  background seeing that I have had the same one for a year i will have to start looking for some backgrounds.Thanks for stopping  MEG