New blog header!

Check out the beautiful blog header that was created for me by Linn at
She did an awesome job!  It’s much better looking than what I had before, don’t you think?


Thank you so much Linn!
And since you’re here, here’s a card!
I don’t think I’ve shared this one before…
Be sure to go by & visit Linn & give her some love & become a fan if you aren’t already!
Be sure to stop by on 7/1 when I’ll be in a 3 day blog hop to get you through the 4th of July… I better get busy tomorrow night & make some cards!
Have a great Tuesday!

Happy Sunday!

I’ve been posting a few pictures on Facebook but hadn’t put anything on the blog… So here’s a picture for all of you… I tried to do this yesterday, but my blogpress app was having problems posting 🙁  Hope that gets fixed soon!

This was a card for my aunt’s birthday.  It was made using ultra fine glitter, super sticky tape, copic markers, fish & flower sticker, and the paper was from dcwv hippie chic paper stack…

I’m busy working on the app update – there will be over 600 cards!!!
And the blog is almost to 600 followers!  I think I’ll have to do a giveaway 🙂
Have a great rest of your weekend!

Contest winner!

The votes have been tallied, and the winner is Beth! Congratulations Beth!
Thanks so much to the entrants & to everyone who voted!!!!
I will do another contest soon!
Have a great day!

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Fathers Day Card

Hi All,

Happy Fathers Day!
Here’s the card I made for my Dad. I saw these Tim Holtz embellies back in February and bought them to use for a card for him.  My dad’s very mechanically inclined and I thought they would be cool.  The problem is, when I sat down to make the card I was intimidated by the Tim Holtz stuff.  There’s definitely a style to Tim Holtz stuff, and I wasn’t quite sure how to go about it…
So I googled, and found this great card:
I find that looking at others cards really helps me, that’s why I created Crafty Card Gallery… 🙂
So of course I didn’t have the dies, stamps, etc, so of course my card is different!  I like her card better, but I’m really happy with how it came out… and most importantly, my Dad liked it!  🙂 (He’s a great Dad and pretty much thinks everything I do is good! :))  I think it’s very masculine!

products – 
dcwv tradewinds matstack
stampin up game spinners
stampin up library clips
sheer black ribbon
versa magic chalk ink
copic marker
elegant edges for cut outs
distessor tool
happy fathers day stamp by ditto
So Bloggers acting fnny now and underlining everything (even when I try to undo), so I’m off…  Enjoy your day!

Winners and Contest News….

Ok, thanks everyone for visiting this past weekend… The Blog Hop was a blast!  I loved all the great comments!  Even my mom loved the card!

So two prizes:
1) A free copy of the Crafty Card Gallery iPhone app. I will email you a free code for the iPhone version of the app.
Winner is:  11


Kards by Kathi said…

That is a beautiful flower and I would love to have that type of tape. Thanks for your time and talent.

2) a clear stamp
Winner is: 4

thekolbes said…

I love your card and can’t wait to try making a ribbon flower. I am sure it won’t turn out as good as yours
krazykcrafters at msn dot com
Congratulations Winners!

I was supposed to announce the winner of my contest today – but we have a tie… So I will extend voting for one more week… You must vote by 6/18….Whoever has the most votes, wins… 
Please vote for your favorite card!!!

Thanks for visiting!  Hope to have a card for you later this week!

What's New? Blog Hop June 11

Hi and welcome to the “what’s new” blog hop!

You should have come from Angies blog at In this hop, Angie challenged us to try a new product or technique…. So I decided to try a few new things…. So I’m going to do this post backwards and show you the card last….
So here’s are all the products I used:

Most all these were either things I had never used or things I had bought recently (with this project in mind – can never turn down an excuse to shop!)

So the first thing I did was make a ribbon flower using the glubers and the cool ruffled ribbon (bought at green tangerines, my local scrapbook store)…. This is super easy – you just make a circle with the ribbon starting from the outside & working in towards the center…

Then I looked for a cool shape on Elegant Edges cricut cartridge and used my gypsy to cut out the shapes. This was my first time to use the cartridge…. Lots of cool shapes! Unfortunately, it cut the card down the center… I didn’t want to cut it again so I used the hambly tape to tape the two sides together. I had seen a blog that used the tape for candles and of course I had to buy some!
I used black copic to edge the paper… But it still needed something…
So I used my cuttlebug & new embossing folder which added enough texture…
So I glued everything together using my helmar glue dots (I need to figure out how to use them, since it didn’t work as expected)…
And since I’ve seen lots of people making beautiful stick pens, I made one & added it to the project. I also added gems, because you can’t go wrong with more gems!!!
So without further ado, here’s the card:

Side view – you can see that I didn’t get the pop I expected from the glue dots…

Here’s the inside….

So I hope you liked the card!

If you’re new to my blog, be sure to become a follower. Crafty Card Gallery is an iPhone app (works on iPad and iPod Touch) and an Android app. It is a card gallery for handmade cards. You can follow great designers, and look for ideas. It’s updated monthly so there’s always new great content for you… New update was just released – over 565 cards, and growing every month!

You can get it in the iTunes app store and the android marketplace.
I have 2 different blog candies!

1) A free copy of the Crafty Card Gallery iPhone app. I will email you a free code for the iPhone version of the app.
2) a clear stamp

I will select the winners Monday night.
Your next stop in the hop is:

Thanks so much for visiting!

Here’s the full line up in case you get lost!

1. Angie,
2. Jennifer, – you are here!!!
3. Angela,
4. Belinda,
6. Heather,
7. Amanda,
8. Mary,
9. Crystal,

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