Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I am so excited to finally start my blog today! I have some more tweaking of the template to do and a few other things. I have waited a long time to finally start a blog and have a place where I can hopefully inspire others with all of my creations and to be inspired by all who surround me, or follow me.

Thanks to an awesome friend of mine, Lisa, who has encouraged me to get out there and start applying for Design Team Calls and entering my projects for online challenges. Well Lisa, I'm finally doing it girl! I don't know if I have what it takes to be on a DT, but it's sure fun trying!

I have always had a strong interest in working with my hands and creating with my mind beautiful things to look at. Color, texture and design always pulls me in and grabs my attention. Fall is a splendid time of year and is host to some of my favorite color combos. Here are some of my latest creations that truly reflect my love of Fall and all the season has to offer.

This is a little birthday card I made. It's 5.5 x 4.25 inches with Bazzill cardstock, MME patterned paper, Prima flowers with cutouts from from fabric on them, ribbon American Crafts, Buttons Bazzill Basics. Stamps Inque Boutique and thread from local craft supply. Cute!

This card was fun to make. I love purple and orange together for Halloween. I used Bazzill cardstock and made a 7 x 6 inch card, used Daisy D's pp, lace cardstock KI Memories, web, boot & spider die-cuts used Quickutz Silhouette SD, Stamps Inque Boutique, Ribbon & rub-ons Cosmo Cricket. I heat embossed a stamped image on the boot and used stickles glitter glue on the web.

This card screams fall to me! I made a 7.5 x 6 inch card using bazzill cardstock, Scrapworks PP, ribbon was from Oct. 2009 Scarlet Lime Kit, Fibers Basic Grey, Stamps Inque Boutique. I heat embossed the stamp image around the circle.

I adore the colors in this card. Card is 8 x 6 inches using Bazzill cardstock, MME PP, Lace cardstock KI Memories, chipboard flower & journal spot MME, stamps Autumn Leaves, flowers Prima, border MME, ribbon making memories. I made a curtain effect with the ribbon under the border.

This is a little cutesy card. Car is 7 x 5 inches Using Bazzill cardstock, PP unknown, fibers Basic Grey, felt border, Queen & Co., journal spot and monogram MME, paper pumpkins & leaf Making Memories, stamp Studio G.

This is the inside of the card first. I cut a portion from Daisy D's Halloween paper and hand stitched with Basic Grey fibers around the cat, then glued Basic Grey fibers around the skeleton's head. I used Stickles Glitter Glue around the bat and mask. Cute!

This is the outside of the card. Card is 8 x 6 inch and I hand cut a frame and stamped a border around it with Stickles Glitter Glue dots to accent. I used ribbon from Cosmo Cricket on either side and heat embossed the stars, bat & around the frame of "Happy Halloween". Love this card! I had so much fun making it!

Now this might be my favorite card so far! I made a 7.5 x 6 inch card using Bazzill cardstock, then used two black Cosmo Cricket chipboard pumpkins and covered them with MME paper and sand the edges bit. I tied Basic Grey fibers around the stems. Heat embossed the frame, pumpkins (including eyes & noses), "boo" word and banner. The background paper is MME as well. Lastly I put a bit of Basic Grey Ribbon along the bottom. Love it!

Love this color combo too! Made a 7 x 4.25 inch card using Bazzill cardstock, MME paper, ribbon American Crafts & Making Memories, stamps Cosmo Cricket, die-cut card, vine & edge of blue cardstock with Quickutz Silhouette. I took the ribbon and layered it on a Cosmo Cricket black pumpkin and put a bit of ribbon for the stem. Lastly, I heat embossed the leaves on the bottom. Love it!

I'm really loving using heat embossing on my projects, can you tell? If your reading this thank you for giving my new blog your time. I brought you cards today, layouts are tomorrow! I have bunches of those that I've done lately. Feel free to leave a comment good or bad. Wish me luck as I apply for my first DT call at and I can't wait! Check this site out it's awesome! I'm going to try a few more over the next week or two as well. TTFN!


  1. Hi Sharon, welcome to the blogosphere! Cute cards! :-)

  2. Your blog looks great and you've been busy with all those fabulous creations!

  3. Hey Girlfriend,

    I think it's fabulous that you are finally doing this. You know how talented I think you are and I'm thrilled to see you taking this opporutnity to show everyone your wonderful creations.

    Your cards and scrap layouts are ALL absolutely gorgeous and the detail and creativity you show in all you work is amazing. I feel very fortunate to have met you and be lucky enough have have received so many of your cards. I LOVE and cherish them all and they are all treasures to me.


  4. Awwww! Thanks so much you guys! Lisa, you are the one who inspired to me to make cards in the first place. You also are the one that has endlessly encouraged me to go after my dreams and make them a reality. It has been such a blessing to know you and you are truly such a great friend. Thank you!