Monday, September 2, 2013



Happy Labor Day!
Today's idea is to make a card using the blocking technique.
Witch Marci - La La Land Crafts
Made this card using a blocking technique. Just use the space on the card by
cutting different sized squares and lining them up to fill the card.

This is the inside insert front.

This is the inside insert when opened up.

Card Recipe:

Stamps - Witch Marci - La La Land Crafts (5018)
Broom Sentiment - CC Designs
Inside sentiment and witchy on front - Just for Fun
Paper - Cloud 9 and Cosmo Cricket Matilda
Green Glitter Paper
Orange text weight insert
Die cut with Marci - XCut Do Crafts Rectangle Parenthesis (XCU-503045)
Pumpkin Border - EK Success, Black Cat Punch Fiskars
Distressed edges with Spiced Marmalade Distress ink
Witches shoes and ghost were cut from designer papers
Colored with Copics.

I made a Halloween card, but this technique would work for any occasion.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Hope those of you that have the day off enjoy the holiday.
Sue Drees

Sunday, September 1, 2013


Hi Friends,

I have had a blog on blogger for the past five years and had many loyal followers and made many friends.

A month ago, I had an issue with Goggle about renewing my domain name.  They wanted everyone to auto renew, which was not a problem for me, but I was unable to access what they were telling you to do to do that!  I began a dialog with them on
how I could pay the $10 fee three weeks before the deadline for my blog renewal.
Long story short many emails and a lot of frustration and they finally emailed me
on August 6th that they had set the auto renew for me and all was well.  On Saturday, August 9th I woke up to no blog.  It has been two weeks since my blog just disappeared.  And I am still waiting for them to initiate a buy back of the domain name and recover my blog.  What a mess.

I finally set up this blogspot so I could blog my design team cards.  Please know I had no way to let you know what happened to me once they took my blog down.

Hopefully, 5 years of blogging will be restored one day soon, if not I will have to start from scratch.

Sue Drees

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Birthday Excitement

Hi friends.  It is so muggy and hot here, but going to be 70's all next week.  Hope to wallpaper my bathroom while it is not so warm.
Today's card is a Mo Manning image.  Love her little cowboy boots, had a pair myself
as a little girl, and loved those boots!

Love this stamp, Oldie by Darcies

This is the top of the easel, with the darling Mo Image.
A cuttlebug embossing happy birthday folder was used
and a Hampton Arts Stamp from 1999 with the balloons.

This is the easel card.  Used the Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles die,
ribon from JoAnns, dotted paper is Reflections by Michael's.
Colored with Copics.
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Thanks for stopping by today. Until later............

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Mousey Santa

Hi friends, hope everyone had a great Wednesday.  Hot here, can't wait for Fall weather.

Today's card is one of the new House Mouse Cling Stamps from Stampendous.

Going to enter it at Simon Says Stamp  ANYTHING GOES

Card Recipe

Stamp- Stampendous
Paper - Red, Red Gingham and white card stock
Martha Stewart snowflake and branch punch
Colored with Copics

Simple card, but love that mouse!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great tomorrow.  Until later............


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Bobbing for Apples

Hi friends, good to be blogging again.  Have missed it so.

Today's card is for Challenge 181 at Sassy Cheryl's and their theme is "Make a Splash, a water theme.

Card Recipe:

Digi- Sassy Cheryl-Bobbing for Apples
Papers - White card stock base 6x6 Card
Orange plaid -Cosmo Cricket mini deck Matilda
Border with trick or treaters, Debbie Mumm paper pad
Green dotted paper is Reflections from Michael's
Black cat is a Fiskars Punch
Corner punch by EK Success
Ribbon from my Stash
Stickles, Star Dust, Red and yellow
Colored with Copic Markers

Hope you had a great Tuesday.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Until later.........

Monday, August 26, 2013

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge 152

Time for another House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.
It's Challenge #152 being hosted by our talented teammate Dorte and she has chosen the theme
These little critters are always going and coming, so this should be easy peasy.

Awww, this Mama has her hands full taking these babies for a walk!

Card Recipe
Stamp -  House Mouse Design-Bunny Buggie HMOR1137
Heart Die - Cheery Lynn Design DL106
Leaf Die - Cottage Cutz - Bella Leafy Branch CCE-003
Small Heart Punch - Marvey
Green dye ink sponged on edges of hearts
Sentiment - My sentiments Exactly
Flowers - Reflection small roses - Michaels
Paper - Authentique
White Paper doily
Kaiser - green rhinestones
Star Dust stickles on the flowers
Colored with Copic Markers
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Two great prizes up for grabs, but you have to be in it to win it!
The design team has come up with some great inspiration for you
We would love to have you join in the fun and create a card or project for
our Transport Challenge.  We love visiting you to see what you come up with.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Monday.

BSS MONDAY IDEA - "All Hearts Come Home for Christmas".

Welcome to the Buffalo Stamps and Stuff Monday Idea
I bought this beautiful stamp from Buffalo Stamps and Stuff while I was at the stamp show locally this weekend, and could not wait another day to ink it up.
So this week, its a Christmas card that I have titled "All Hearts Come Home At Christmas"

I love this train in the snow!

click to enlarge for detail

Card Recipe

Stamp - Train Post Card Stampendous R187
I bought the wood mounted version, but it also
came on Cling
Paper = 5x7 Cream linen paper card base, red card stock,
Gray swirl designer paper, Basic Gray Wassail
Die - Cheery Lynn Design- B148 Holly Flourish
White sparkly glitter on snow.
Stampendous Fran-tage shabby white embossing powder
on the edge of the postcard.
Distressed the edge then sponged Faded Burlap distress ink
around the edge before adding the Fran-tage
Ribbon is from my stash
Colored with Copics and a stipple brush and dye inks.
Inside sentiment "All Hearts come Home at Christmas" is
computer generated.
This is a beautiful stamp and you can do it up a lot of different ways.
Thanks for stopping by today. It has been awhile since I posted
and it feels good to get back online.....see below
In case you have tried to access my blog, it has disappeared.
I have been working with Google for over a month (a long month) with issues
I won't go in to, but the blog has been gone for two weeks (a very long 2 weeks)
I have set up a temporary blog until I get the final word
from Google if they can retrieve the last 5 years of my life!!
my posts will be at
until I get a final answer from them.