Friday, December 5, 2014

"Let It Snow"

This time at Cardz TV the challenge is "Let it Snow". CREATE A CHRISTMAS CARD USING SNOWFLAKES AND/OR A SNOWMAN. Here is what I created...
And here is the whole card...
I used my Cricut to cut out the snowflake and letters. I used a stamp for the snowman then colored and cut it out adding a couple of gem stones for his buttons and a smile to his face. The sign is free hand cut out and stamped with a stamp from Mary's set called "Happy Days". I added the snow drifts from another stamp and then used glue and fine glitter to "dazzle" them! I used a Sakura gel pen to add the glitter look to the snowflake. My card base is cut from a piece of white card stock. I added the plaid overlay from my scrap pile....

Check out the challenge and all of the fun creations by the other members of the Design Team at Cardz TV

Friday, November 21, 2014

Color My Christmas...

Cardz TV challenge this time is to make a Christmas card using only the colors: red, pink, green and white. Here is what I created:

My stamped image is from Tiddly Inks. Isn't she adorable? I stamped her onto kraft paper then colored with Copic markers and a white gel pen. The heart was stamped with red ink from Stampin Up and then cut out. I used pop dots to place it on the card front. My sentiment is from the Cardz TV stamp set; "Just Saying". I used an embossing folder and my Cuttlebug to emboss the pink edging with hearts. I then used some ink to distress them a bit. My final touch was drawing a border around the kraft paper with a brown journaling pen.
Here is the second card that I created for this challenge:

For this card I used a Unity stamp with Olive Green ink from Stampin Up for my owl. I cut him out and used pop dots to place him on the card. My card base for both cards is white card stock that I cut into A2 card size. I used a piece of designer paper that I had in my scrap pile for the horizontal lines. My sentiment was also stamped in the same Olive Green ink. I distressed the edges of the sentiment and then placed on another scrap of paper in a complimentary color. Then I cut out three hearts from the same scrap paper as my horizontal lines paper. These were glued down in a row and outlined with a gold gel pen.
I also used the same pen to draw dashed lines on the top part of my horizontal paper.
I hope you feel intrigued to join us in this challenge. Please check out my fellow designers creation at Cardz TV and join in the fun! You just might win a Cardz TV stamp set of your choice!
Have a great weekend everyone and stay warm!
PS I live in Buffalo NY...perhaps you have seen my town in the news this week? lol
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs - Get Ready for Christmas

Friday, November 7, 2014

Giving Thanks...

This time around the challenge at CardzTV is to create something giving thanks. I thought with Thanksgiving right around the corner and our neighbors to the North(Canada)just celebrating their Thanksgiving I would create a Thanksgiving card. So without further ado here it is:

I used two different stamp sets from Cardz TV for the sentiments;
My card base is 4 1/2" by 5 1/4". The striped background paper is from Michael's. I cut my turkey out of the Cricut cartridge "Autumn Celebrations" using my Expression. A little self stick glitter tape,three "dots", and my image placed on pop dots and my card was finished... I left the inside blank so I could write a nice note to my nephew when I send it.
Check out the challenge and all of my team mates creations at CardzTV, then join in the fun! You might just be the winner of one of Mary's wonderful stamp sets! The challenge runs for two weeks ending November 21st.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes

Friday, October 24, 2014

Create a Scene...Yup!

This time around at Cardz TV we want you to create a scene...( Now don't go busting into your doctor's office and start yelling about having to wait for 2 hours to be seen) That's not the kind of scene we have in!
We challenge you to make a scene on your Halloween card only!
Here is what I created using a stamp set from Cardz TV entitled, "Happy Days"...

My mummy and other costumed character along with the fence and the tree were cut out using my Cricut and the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge. The bats are from a Martha Stewart punch. One pumpkin is from the same cartridge and the other pumpkin was stamped, colored and cut out. The card base is kraft paper.

Go on over to the Cardz TV blog and check out all of the great creations done by my teammates and then plan on creating your own scene...You have until noon EDT, Thursday, November 6, 2014. Many of you have asked, and no, you don't have to use Cardz TV Stamps to enter! We do ask that your entries be new back links please. Have fun creating your scene!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Cardztv challenge..."To Die For" !

Hello all my fellow crafters! Today and for the next two weeks there is a new challenge over at Cardz TV. We are challenging you to get out your die cutting machine or one of your dies and join us in our Halloween challenge "To Die For". I created two different cards using a new stamp set called "Frankly Frightful". Have a look:

I added lots of bling to those spider trails and also to the witches hat which was cut using my Cricut Expression. The sentiment was embossed with black glossy embossing powder from Stampin' Up.

Here is a look at the second card I made using the same sentiment set:
I used a CTMH stamp for the pumpkin which was inked using a Tim Holtz distress ink. The bats and the sign are both cut out using my Expression once again. I added some googly eyes to those bats for some added fun. The possibilities are endless with this new stamp set, "Frankly Frightful"

Go on over to the Cardz TV blog and check out all of the cool creations done by my team mates and then plan on joining in the fun. Have a great Friday everyone!
I would like to enter the following challenges:
My Crafty Spot - Trick or Treat
Divas by Design - orange & Black
Creative Cutting - Halloween

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Yahoo! Back to Fun Times!!

Summer is finally just a memory as we all say Hello to Autumn. This means crisp fall smells like apples and beautiful falling leaves... It also means that I am back with CARDZ TV after the summer hiatus. This time around the team was broken into three different categories. First are the Card Designers (that's me!), the 3D Team, and the Gallery Designers. Today I am going to share a card I created using various papers from my stash and a sentiment from Cardz TV.

My papers are from Creative Imagination(polka dot), Stampin' Up (solid tan) and the striped is a piece of paper that I bought in a pack of loose papers at a garage sale (so I don't know the company). The brown ribbon is from Michael's as well as the buttons and twine. My stamped banners are from a stamp set from CTMH. The inks I used are from Stampin' Up. The sentiment is from the Cardz TV stamp set "Good Times". A little Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink was used around all the edges of the paper to give them more of an aged look.
I thought this card would be perfect for a guy as it isn't too "frilly and fluffy". Of course it would be perfect for a gal also!
Have a great day and be sure to go over to Cardz TV to see all of the wonderful cards made by my team mates!
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Paperminutes - Fall (my colors are all representative of Fall)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Oldie But Goodie - Anything Old (my stamp sets, paper and ribbon)
Through the Craft Door (TTCD)- Anything goes

Sunday, September 7, 2014

I'm Back...!

Hello everyone. I am so sorry that I was away most of the summer. I had such a busy summer that I didn't even have time to sit and blog! Lots of good family times and a trip to Las Vegas with my girlfriend where I also spent time with more of my family !
I am now off of my wonderful long vacation and back to the "real world". Back to school! My students this year are such little sweethearts. I know I will love the school year!
Anyway... I did have time to work on some things this summer. So I will share some of my creations here with you.

This card was done with a Wiff of Joy stamp that I bought at a garage sale this summer. Isn't that mouse adorable? His name is Henry... The sentiment is from Close to My Heart.

This card again uses a sentiment stamp from Close to MY Heart. I tried to do a simple card, not sure if it is but it turned out alright I guess. The butterflies are from a Martha Stewart punch.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes (my 1st card)
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes

Friday, July 18, 2014

Christmas in July

This is a very sad post for me today! It's a sad post because I love to play at Jellypark Friends.It's a sad post because Claire has made the very difficult decision to close down the Jellypark Challenge Blog. The good news is that the store will be staying open. We'll still be able to get hold of all of her fabulous images. Here is my creation...

I used little pie tins that I painted. To these I added two different images from Jellypark that were colored with Copic markers. A few little doodads for embellishments and they are finished. I really like how they turned out. Here is a close up of each ornament...
Please join us for our last challenge and come on over and see all of the great creations made by our DT. You should also check out the store for some of these wonderful images to purchase for your own...

Friday, June 20, 2014

Beside the Seaside...

This week the challenge over at Jellypark Friends is to create a card or other paper related craft that shows off the seaside or any beach related picture. Have fun with it. Here is the card I created using the boy in sailboat image from Jellypark. I also stamped a whale from CTMH and some cute starfish. Then I put my card together.

I used Copic markers for coloring all the images. I ripped brown paper and ran it through my Cuttlebug with a polka dot folder. The edges were then distressed using Tim Holtz tea dye ink. Three little stars were punched out from a Studio G punch.The sentiment is also from CTMH.
Come on over and join the fun! I also want to wish everyone a wonderful summer!!!
I would like to enter the following challenges:

Fairy Tale Challenge - Lazy Summer Days
Aud's Sentiments - Two word sentiment
DL.Art - Masculine
Love to Create - Anything Goes

Saturday, June 7, 2014


Hi everyone. So sorry that I haven't been around in the last couple of weeks. The end of the school year is winding down and it seems as if I haven't enough time in a day! LOL
I wanted to share a card that I made using a new image from Berenice Rendon.

I colored using my Copic markers and Spica glitter pens. My flowers were made by me. The butterfly and vine are from dies. The sentiment is from an old vellum piece that I have had hanging around for so long that I can't even guess who created it! The card base is actually one that comes with the pretty pink design on the front already. That made it super easy to put this card together! The card base is from Recollections.
I would like to enter the following:
The Jess Challenge - Use your favorite colors (I adore pinks!)

Have a great weekend and enjoy the weather everyone!

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Future is Looking "Bright" !

Hello everyone...Did the title of my post get your attention? lol...I want to tell you about the new challenge over at Jellypark Friends for this fortnight. We challenge you to make a creation using bright colors. Here is what I created:

Isn't my super hero just the cutest? The image is from Jellypark Friends and I used Copic markers to color it. Here is a close up of my image...

Come on over and check out the challenge. You must use a Jellypark Friends image. If you haven't got a Jellypark digital stamp in your collection already then we think it's about time you treated yourself, come and have a look in our store to see our cute images!

If you sign up for a free account on the website you become part of the Jellypark Club here - each month there is a free image waiting in the shop for you, you just need to be signed into your account for the 'freebie' section to be visible.

As we are asking for you to use a Jellypark image we are offering a prize of one stamp of your choice from the store for 2nd and 3rd place and THREE for the winner for this challenge :)
Good Luck Everyone!!! Have Fun and if you live in the States...Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Ready Set Stamp Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone! Welcome to Readysetstamp’s 5 year anniversary blog hop! Where does the time go?! That just means that she has had WAY too much fun crafting and getting to know so many sweet ladies in the crafting community. Here is what Julie has to say;
" I am so grateful to have each and every one of the ladies join me on the blog hop and I am truly grateful to have them as friends. :0) We have so much fun in store for you today. The theme of our blog hop is anything goes. I thought this would be fun and give a wide variety of ideas for you to stir up some fun ideas for you to make!!!"
Now...on to the fun!
If you get lost along the way; come back here for the lineup. If you started with me; you will want to go to the beginning with Julie and start there. Have fun! (Oh ...and there are some surprises along the way so make sure to leave some lovin' at everyone's post!
Here’s the lineup:
Georgia (YOU ARE HERE)
For my project today, I created a note card box and matching cards to go inside of it. These cards are 3"x3" and the box is 3 1/2"x3 1/2". I used a pretty stamp set from CardzTV called "Sugar Rush" for all the sentiments. I used a set of flower stamps by .
Here is what I created:
I used ribbon to tie the box closed. Nestibilities were made for the scalloped circles. My ink is from Stampin' Up.I used a tutorial found on Splitcoast stampers here for my box and cards.(I think I changed the sizes a little bit though)
Check out Barb's blog for some more fun!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

CardzTV Card Blog Hop!

Yesterday and today we are showcasing the new stamp sets from CardzTV: Birds and Bees,Girl Talk, That's My Boy and Congratulations! Yesterday the 3D team presented their creations and today it is the Card Design team's turn. The line up is below so if you get lost along the way you can come back here and check out the next blog to go to.What's a blog hop without some blog candy! If you're a follower of Cardz TV, just leave a comment here and on each of the blogs in today's hop, and you'll be entered to win 2 sets of Cardz TV Stamps! Lots of our DT members are giving away blog candy too, so don't forget to visit everyone, and leave a comment!

1. Mary
2. Georgia-(You are here)
3. Cindy
4. Brenda
5. Shelly
6. Melissa
7. Lynn
8. Sharon
9. Jeri
10. Debbie
11. Gloria
12. Barbara
13. Elaine

Here is the card I created:

I made a trifold card. My image is from Jellypark Friends. Here it is opened:
A few other pics so you can see the sentiment and embellishments:

Make sure you stop at everyone's blogs and leave some lovin' .
I am a little sad today as this is my last post for CardzTV for three more months :( . But...I will be back in the Fall! Have a great time on the hop everyone!
Your next visit should be to super creative and talented Cindy. Enjoy!

Friday, April 25, 2014

One For The Boys!

Today over at Jellypark Friends we have a new challenge for you. It is "One for the Boys". Make a card for a boy, a man,or any male in your life! I used such a cute image from the Jellypark store for my card...boy with chocolate! This image brought back lots of memories of my boys when they were younger! LOL

I colored my image using Copic markers. My papers are all from my scrap pile (can you say "Huge pile"!). I used stickers and rub ons for my sentiment. I cleaned my scrapping room and promised myself to try and use up what I have before buying any more "stuff"! These stickers and rub ons worked perfectly. The buttons are some that have been hanging around for years too...
Please check out the challenge at Jellypark Friends and then plan on joining in the fun.Have a great weekend!
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (with a candy twist)
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes

Thursday, April 24, 2014


Well here it is April 25th and we are looking at snow possibly for tomorrow...I know it's Spring somewhere I just hope it gets here soon! In the meantime I will tell you all about the challenge this time around at CardzTV. "Spring" is the challenge and my card used my Cricut and a new stamp set from CardzTV entitled "Birds and Bees". Here is what I created

My papers are from the Lola and Luca paper pad from The Paper Studio. I used a punch to create the pink flower border. My image was cut from the Create a Critter cartridge. I used Copic markers to color. The cute face on my bee is from the boy set of Peachy Keen stamps.
Go and check out the challenge and all of the other wonderful cards made by the Design Team. You will think that Spring is really here! LOL! I hope you feel that you want to try your hand at the challenge. You just might be the winner of a CardzTV stamp set!

Make sure to join us this weekend for 2 fun days of a blog hop to introduce all the new stamp sets! It promises to be fun and there will be some surprises along the way too!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Easter Blessings

Today starts another card challenge over at Cardz TV. This challenge starts today and will end at noon on Thursday, April 24th. The challenge is to create an Easter card. I used the stamp set "Easter Blessing" To help create my card. Here is the front of the card...

I used my Cuttlebug and a pretty vines folder to create the background for my card. This I placed over the white card base to give it some depth. I added a green strip of paper then three flowers that I cut with my Cricut and colored with Copic markers. I added a clear babble to the center of each flower. My sentiment was stamped and the front was done.
Here is the inside...

Two more flowers, some green paper for the background and a beautiful scripture verse was added to finish the inside of my card. I really like how it turned out!
I hope you all hop on over to Cardz TV and check out the challenge and all of the pretty cards made by my team mates. Try your hand at our challenge and you just might be the winner of a wonderful set of Cardz TV stamps!
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Jellypark Friends - Easter
MilkCoffee - Easter
Moving Along With The Times - Easter or Spring

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Count Your Blessings Blog Hop

I'm so glad you could join us today for our "Count Your Blessings" Card Blog Hop.Sit back and relax, and get ready for some fun, inspiration, and the chance to win some blog candy too!

Here's what I made for today's blog hop using Cardz TV Stamp set "Count Your Blessings"...

I used a House Mouse stamp which I colored using Copic markers. The green card stock backing was run through my Cuttlebug using a Cutlebug folder; "Forest Branches". My flowers are from silk flowers that I took apart and re-purposed.The cloud was cut Using my Cricut machine. The pearls in the flower centers and the green brads are from my stash so I don't know what brands they are(but knowing me they were probably from the $1 bin at Michael's!)

Here are two more shots of my card...

What's a blog hop without some blog candy! Mary will be giving 2 sets of Cardz TV Stamps for her blog candy, so if you’re a follower of Cardz TV, just leave a comment on her blog! Mary will use to pick a winner, and will announce the WINNER on Monday!

Below is a list of all the stops in today's Blog Hop. If you get lost, just come back here to check the list and find your way again! Please leave a little "love" on each blog as you visit them...

1. Mary
2. Brenda
3. Lynn (Sheree)
4. Georgia (You are here)
5. Elaine
6. Cindy
7. Debbie
8. Sharon
9. Barbara
10. Jeri
11. Melissa
12. Gloria
13. Shelly

Thank you for hopping with us today…we hope you had fun!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You !

This time around the challenge at Cardz TV is to create a thank you card. Pretty fun one and I mean...who doesn't need a thank you card at one time or another?! I created my card using my Cricut Expression machine and Create a Critter cartridge to make my tree and squirrel. The sentiments come from two different Cardz TV stamp sets..."It's All About You" and "Ticket Talk 2".

The stars on the tree are from a Studio G punch and the grass was cut out of another cartridge (can't remember which one). The gems were placed on with glue dots and a white gel pen was use to "stitch" around the tree.
Go on over to Cardz TV, check out all of the great creations by our D.T. and then try your hand at it! You might just be the next winner of a Cardz TV stamp set!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Mother's Day Challenge

This time at Jellypark Friends our challenge is all about your "Mom"s,"Mum"s, "Mother" or whatever you call that angel that lived in your home and took care of you when you were growing up! Over "across the pond" in England Mother's Day is quickly approaching. Here in the States We have a few more weeks until our Mom's special day. We all got to work with whatever image we desired and I chose the "Gardening Mom" as I feel the closest to God when I am gardening... Here is what I created:

My sentiment is from Create with TLC. I just love this sentiment and it is so true! Now that I am a Grandmother I think about all of the things that I wanted to do in my life versus all of the things I have done...So many of my plans never came to fruition but so many other wonderful things happened in their place. I don't regret for a minute how my life turned out but; I should have really enjoyed and lived each moment as it came and went! Life has a way of going by so quickly. Now I know all of you new young mother's will say; "whatever is she talking about"? But wait til you are older and you will know what I mean...
Please plan on checking out our challenge blog at Jellypark Friends and see all of the wonderful Mother's Day cards created by our talented D.T. Then join in our fun and perhaps you will be the winner of one of our darling stamps!

I would like to enter the follwing challenges:
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes

Monday, March 17, 2014

One Cool Dude...!

I wanted to do the challenge over at Doodle Pantry this month using one of the sweet images that you can find at the Doodle Pantry store.
I used a bunny image and then used another image from one of the accessories sets. I used the sunglasses and put them on my bunny in Photoshop! Colored all with Copic markers... He is now absolutely "one cool Dude" ! I computer generated the sentiment and then did some faux stitching around it all. I found some stickers that I applied to the area also. This was then mounted on another paper then placed on the card base with yet another paper covering that. My "one 1" flag in the top corner is from a set of markers for marking pages. I also used a compass stamp that I stamped on a page from a book. Then I placed the compass on another punched out circle of card stock.

This card is for my nephew who's birthday is this week.
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Doodle Pantry- Any digi Goes (Use a Doodle Pantry image to receive a free stamp set)
Flat Friends Challenge - Cards for a guy
Pile it On - For a guy
Sister Act - Anything Goes

Friday, March 14, 2014

Oh Baby...!

Everyone loves a new baby! This week at Cardz TV the challenge is to create a card for a new baby. Here is what I created:

My sentiment is from one of Mary's newest stamp sets: Sugar Rush. My papers are from papers I bought at a "garage sale" from my stamping store so I don't know whose they are...sorry! My image is from Jellypark Friends. I love this sweet giraffe and thought it perfect for a baby card. I used an Stampin' Up punch to string the twine through the paper to the front.My image is popped up and the little hearts on the sentiment are from a punch from Studio G. The base for the sentiment was cut out using a Spellbinder die and then distressed around the edges with Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink.
Here is the inside of the card...
Once again the same turquoise paper was used (even tho it doesn't look the same in the light that I took the picture in). Another Spellbinder die from the same set was used to place the sentiment on and a vine was cut pout using yet another die! The sentiment is from another Cardz TV stamp set: Ticket Talk 2.

I also CASED a card that Mary had done on her blog because I just thought it was so darn cute! Here it is:
If you want to check out her video on how to make this card just click here and you will be taken to the video! I used different colors and also a different sentiment (from Cardz TV) which changed mine up a little bit from hers.
Make sure to hop on over to Cardz TV and check out the challenge and all of the lovely cards made by my team mates. Then hopefully you will join in the fun!
Happy Friday everyone!

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Luck of the Irish!

Today I am going to share with you the card I made for Cardz TV latest card challenge: St. Patrick's Day. I am not Irish but sure do have a lot of friends who are and one of them will be getting this card from me.

I have created a tri-fold card using papers by Quick Quotes and Studio G. My sentiment tags were cut from an old file folder and the edges inked using Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink. My circle embellishments were made using a tutorial by Desire Fourie. Click on her name and be prepared to be "dazzled"! She is one talented lady. My shamrocks were cut using my Cricut Expression machine and the faces are from Peachy Keen. The sentiment is from Mary at Cardz TV. I love her sentiments and am so honored to be on her Design Team! I used two different stamp sets for my card: "It's All About You" and "Happy Days". Check out the challenge while you are there and you just might be the winner of one of her marvy stamp sets.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Fantabulous Cricut -All About You (Use your fav color. Mine is so green!)

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