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Hi blog friends.  I always have a time making a masculine card!  This is one that I think turned out pretty good and could work for a masculine card I think.




This card was made using two pieces of a sheet of embossed cardstock with what I believe is the Tim Holtz Postcard embossed image.  I cute two rectangles slightly larger than 1 3/4 ” x 4″.  I used my Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Dried Marigold, Vintage Photo and Black Soot, my foam blending tool and distressed both pieces to give them an aged look, staggered them and attached them to the card front.




For my image, I started out by stamping my watch face with my BoBunny stamp set (and I have no idea what it’s called cause I didn’t keep that part of the packaging!!) in Tim Holtz Black Soot onto a piece of cream cardstock.  I fancy cut around the face of the clock and then too my script background stamp from my Hot Off The Press ‘Delicate Patterns’ set and stamped in onto the front of the clock face in Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink.  Next, I took a piece of Kraft cardstock and stamped the BoBunny watch onto it in Tim Holtz Black Soot.  I fancy cut around the outside of the image, and then glued the cream-colored clock face into the centre of it and attached a gear from my Tim Holtz idea-ology ‘Sprocket Gears’ set with a brass brad.  I then took some Kraft cardstock again and stamped the wings from my Hot Off The Press ‘Flights of Fancy’ set in Black Soot as well and fancy cut around each one.  I attached them to the back of the watch image and pop dotted it onto the front of the embossed panels.



So, there you have it.  The finished card…..could work quite well for a masculine card I think.   Thanks for peeking in….I’m off to post yet another card….


Yvonne  😉

Our Cabin….


Hello my blogging friends.  I really think I’ve either lost my mind or I’m really just enjoying the shaped cards for a change of pace.  Lauren was teasing me to make a cabin for the challenge…..I thought, why not?!  How hard could it be?!  Actually not that hard at all!!  I had a card template for a birdhouse and so I just changed it up a bit as I built it. 


Now does this cute little welcome sign not make you want to come in and warm up with a nice cup of hot cocoa??  I have strips of birch bark from some of the trees up at the cabin so that’s what I used for my ‘siding’ and my ‘shingles’…..clever, ain’t I??  lol  I used one of those skinny coffee stir sticks, broke it, distressed it with a pair of my old scissors and then inked it with my Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Vintage Photo, Antique and Weathered Wood.  I also had some green spanish moss and thought it would look okay for the front yard of the cabin.





Here’s a look at the whole card.  I thought it needed a door and maybe a window but I couldn’t think of anything I could use to make them so this is just a view from the side of the house…..I mean, cabin.  😉




So Lauren, there is your cabin…..my cabin…..a cabin, sort of…..lol.   **Sigh**  maybe I should have stuck to a bird house!!  lol

I have one more card I made for this……off to post it to my blog!


Yvonne 😉

I Spy a Star….


Hi there blogging friends!  I’ve decided to combine a couple of challenges again over on our SCS site.  I’ve done another card for the Mix It Up challenge and combine it with the solution to what Dani spied in the I Spy Challenge.   Everyone is pretty sure she’s spied a star, and then she came on today and posted a comment that has us doubting what she’s spied…..she’s a tricky one that Dani!!!  This was a pretty easy card to put together. 

I decided to use another one of Tony’s digi’s on this card.  Head on over to the talented Lisa’s blog –  Crafting Cottage – she offers free digi’s that her hubby designs for her.  Check out her blog and grab those freebies…..I love ’em!!  I inked around the edges of the cardstock with some Tim Holtz Peeled Paint and then added some Broken China to the rest of the digi and pop dotted it onto the card front.  I wanted a pocket for my apron so I just freehanded a pocket out of the same cardstock (the reverse side), added a little strip of ribbon and a blinged out flower.  Had to add some bling to the digi sentiment too….right?!

Here’s a look at the whole card.  I love my little Holly Hobby dolls in the background.  A good friend of mine bought them for me when she moved away……I thought they fit in very well with the theme of this card. 😉  You’ll see the pattern on my designer paper has stars on it.   This is paper I’ve had in my stash for a while now…..thought it was a good time to use it.   I put eyelets in for the ties of the apron to get tied onto the card through. 

For the inside of the card I used a stamp I’d picked up at Michael’s in the $1.50 bin a while ago.  I’ve used it quite often cause I just love it!  It’s a Hampton Art wood mounted Studio G stamp.  I used my Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Ink pad.  In case you can’t read it all, it says, “I thought of you today and a smile landed on my face.”   How cute is that?!

I’m going to try and figure out why my pictures have a sort of yellow tone to them this weekend hopefully.  I built myself a photo box out of a cardboard box and some frosted window film and I’m kinda thinking it might be the window film I’m using.  It has a slight design in it and I think it’s distorting the difused lighting coming in through it……we shall see if I can’t figure something out over the weekend.

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my new card entry……I love seeing the comments!


Yvonne 😉

Alphabet Challenge with a twist


Hello to my blogging friends today!!  We are getting one winter storm through here today!  Some snow, but mostly wind and we’re ending up with some good sized snow banks we’ll have to deal with at some point today.  As much as I don’t want to actually go out and deal with it, we do need the snow cover for the farmers fall crops they seeded.  Too bad we couldn’t just order the snow for specific areas and just miss our driveway all together…..lol. 

As you know I participate in some of the challenges on SCS each week.  One of those challenges is none other than Dani’s Alphabet Challenge.  For this round we have to write a line of a story that centers around this weeks letter.   This week is the letter B.  Here is the card I chose.

The card base was cut from a sheet of Designer Paper by Creative Imaginaitons and their Iron Orchid Designs line.  I love the earth tones and the Sepia color of this paper is so versatile.  the square  sentiment piece was cut from a sheet of  DP that had a bunch of different sized images.  I love the tourquise blue with the sepia color….makes for a nice contrast.   The edges of the card and the sentiment image square were distressed with my distressing tool and then inked with my Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

The butterflies I used on the card are from Close to My Heart Just Blooms Paper Shapes – Flutter.  They were inked in Tim Holtz Dried Marigold, Broken China and Antique Linen.  A row of tourquise bling was added to the body of the butterflies.  Most of my bling comes from our local Dollar Store and made by Forever In Time. 

The entire front of the card was given a few sprits of a texture called Goosebumps Clear Texture Spray made buy Tsukineko.  This stuff adds great texture to anything it’s sprayed onto and I love the effect it gives.  I’m a texture girl when it comes to my cards, so this stuff fits right into my stash!!

Now I have to see if I can come up with something for the I Spy Challenge….hmmm.  I didn’t get one done for last week, so I’m kinda thinking I may just incorporate both weeks into one card!! 

Huggss,  Yvonne  :o)

Loving my CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge!!!


Hello again my fine friends!!  I’ve managed to get spot #2 completed……my 3×3 Thank You cards and I love how these came out!!  I came across an example of this card in the new Close To My Heart catalogue and instantly thought this would be a cute little card.   Here are the elements I started with to put this card together!

I used paper and cardstock from my CTMH Miricle Level 2 Paper Packet and from my CTMH Grace Level 2 Paper Packet.  The 3×3 card, the square tag, the small rectangle tag and the butterfly were all cut out using my Close To My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  My little flower was punched using my little Marvy Uchida flower punch and the strip of blue was just cut from a piece of cardstock.  I used my Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink to ink around the edges of the  square and rectangle tags and the flower.  The card, the rectangle tag and the flower were all cut/punched from the Colonial White cardstock, the square tag was cut from the Bamboo cardstock, the butterfly was cut from a piece of the patterned B & T Duos and the thin strip was cut from the Twilight cardstock.

The finished product turned out very cute and again……the bling just finishes it off!!  Our local Dollar Store has quite a nice little scrapbooking section and I get allot of my bling sheets from there.  So here is my finished product……..

I really like the color combo of this little card.  The sentiment is stamped in my TH Vintage Photo using a sentiment from my Paper Wishes Tiny Words and Images set.  I use this set so much!  Paper Wishes is an on-line store that carries a TON of stuff and has some really cute little stamp sets.  I may have one or two of their sets……

 As you’ve probably noticed, I’m not married to any one comapny for my card making supplies.  I have stuff from Close To My Heart, Creative Memories, Stampin’ Up!, my local Dollar Store, and a ton of odd’s and end’s paper from all sorts of companies.

Now…..onto another project.  That’s it for now, and we’ll see if I can get a couple more of my swap spots done….back to the creative grind!!

Postage Holders!!!


Good day my friends!!  I’ve been trying hard to follow Lisa, from the Crafting Cottage blog site’s rules…….post to your blog first, then to your SCS Gallery….hit enter three times before you start to type in your blog……oh, so  much to remember!!!

 I’ve been on a swap catching up frenzy today.  I tell you, I don’t know why I keep doing this to myself!!!  As the girls on SCS say…….just Gibb’s slap myself!  I’ve been playing with my Close To My Heart ArtPhilosophy Cricut cartridge for the two little projects I’ve finished so far today.  I tell you…..I LOVE THAT CARTRIDGE!!!!!!!  It is so versatile and the more I play with it the more I discover it can do!!  I made some little 3×3 Postage Holders that I think are kinda cute!  I found this postage stamp shape and thought how appropriate for a Postage Holder!  And of course, I love all winged things for my cards…..so I chose the dragonfly. 

Everything you see on this Postage Holder, including the card, was cut out with my CTMH Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.  And of course, what creation is complete without some bling on it…..uh huh!!   I inked the edges of the card and the little tag on the inside with my Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress ink and my finger sponge dauber.  I use my Distress Inks allot and I really like how edging around an item on your project really makes it pop off the page.  My postage stamp image is from a TPC Studio set called Travel Journey.  The rectangle tag I stamped it onto is actually the inside of the bottom layer of my dragonfly decorative layer from the front of the card……can’t waist anything you know!  For this little project I used my CTMH Passages Level 2  Paper Packet.  The 3×3 card was cut from the Colonial White cardstock.  The patterned background postage stamp on the front was cut from one of the B & T Duos, the dragonfly decorative layer on the front, the stamp pocket and the two dragonflies on the inside of the holder was cut from the Barn Red and Brown Bag cardstock.

  So, 6 Postage Holders later I have this spot done!!!  YAY!!!   Now onto the 3×3 Thank You cards…..