Monday, December 5, 2011


Good afternoon . Today I made a  wintery card. The snowman is a penny black stamp. Don't you just love him. He is so cute! I started off with some stampin up cardstock. I used Bo Bunny DP for my layers. Behind the snowman is a doily from MFT . The tag was made with stamps from PTI. The striped tag came from tiny tags II and the "winter wishes" is from the winter penguin set. I used twine from the twinery and I glittered the snow with some diamond stickles. Today I am playing along with the sketch from Cardpatterns and the" let it snow" challenge from the One stop craft challenge blog and the color challenge of turquoise, purple and white from the Creative Inspirations blog. Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Winter Wishes

Todays card is for the make it monday ruffled ribbon challenge over at PTI. I joined in with the MIM challenge last week and had alot of fun so I figured I would play again. 
I started off with a kraft card base and layered it with aquamist. My patterned paper is from the fancy pants Saint Nick 6 x 6 pad. I added my ruffled ribbon just like dawn showed us in the video. I added some recollections bling to it for a little sparkle. I wasnt sure about doing this. Is it too much bling? Next I cut a label  using the fancy tags 3 from spellbinders. I stamped a small snowflake from the winter penguin set all over the label in aquamist ink. I stamped the circle from tag-its 10 and the greeting is from winter penguin. I distressed everything with chai ink. I stamped the big stamp and a small stamp from the mega mehndi madallion set onto cream cardstock and cut them with snowfake dies from Our Daily Bread Designs. I cut two snowflakes in aqua mist to layer them. I added some more bling to finish it off.
 Then I realized that I glued everything upside down on my card!!! I had to cut the whole front off and glue it on another card base to save the card. Thats the first time I have ever done that. Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Make it Monday

Good morning. Today I made a card for the Make it Monday challenge from PTI.  I used the Cardpatterns sketch 142  . Im too late to enter it in the cardpatterns challenge but I loved the sketch.

 I started off with a Pure Poppy cardstock A2 base. I used all PTI stamps. The merry christmas is from the  tremendous treats set. I stamped off first and them stamped it many times onto a piece of kraft cardstock. I added some snowflakes from the winter penguin set . I stamped them all over in pure poppy ink ( I didn't stamp off first.) I cut the whole piece into thirds and  inked the edges with chai ink. I cut a solid bracket border (mft) from red CS and adhered it to my largest piece of kraft. I layered black offray ribbon and layered some red fuzzy ribbon ( hobby lobby) on top of the black piece. I glued all three pieces of kraft to my card base.

I cut a classic circle and a scalloped circle from CS. I diecut the penguin and his hat on white CS and stamped the images from the winter penguin set. The seasons greetings is from Tag-its #9. I popped the circle up with foam tape.

 I'm not one to make my own BG paper. I usually buy lots and lots of patterned paper,( what an addiction:o) but this was a fun technique and I will be doing in more in the future. Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting!

Friday, November 25, 2011

PTI Blog Hop

Today I decided that I  wanted to play along with the PTI Blog Hop. I have looked at this blog hop many times but its my first time joining in. Here is the inspiration photo:

 I used the Mehndi Medallion and Mega Mehndi Medallion PTI stamp sets. I began with some pure poppy cardstock and some patterned paper from the Season's Greetings Ehco Park 6 x 6 pad. I distressed my pieces with  PTI's chamomile ink. I stamped the medallions 4 times. (4 different sizes) and stacked them on top of each other with foam tape for some dimension. I added a button with some twine on top. For the greeting I stamped a piece of white CS with the small medallion several times to make a background.  I didnt have a flag die so I used my square punch to make the V shape at the end of the banner. I stamped the greeting from the Tremendous Treats set in versamark and embossed with gold powder.  I finished it off with a red ribbon. I enjoyed playing along and think I might join in again next month. Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Moxie Fab: Tuesday Trigger

When I saw this week's Tuesday Trigger on the Moxie Fab World Blog, I knew I wanted to make a card using this inspiration photo. I was inspired by so many elements in the photo. I love the wooden headboard , the banner, the ruffles on the pillow and that big fabric flower is adorable.

For this project I started out with some chocolate brown cardstock from GKD. I layered the gingham pattern paper from Amuse studios and some kraft cardstock. I cut a 4in x 5in piece of GKD white  cardstock and scored it at every half inch. I sprayed it with Amaretto memories mist . It still needed something after i sprayed it, it wasnt quite the color that I was looking for, so I took a craft sponge and added some Tim Holtz walnut stain ink. That made it look just like I wanted. I cut a rectange from it and used my medium scalloped die and cut two pieces for the bottom of the card. I used my banner dies to make the banner and stamped some studio G letters on the banner. The heart is a verve stamp. I used Glubers for the first time and made a rolled flower from ribbon. I love the way it turned out, I will definitely be using those more often. I punched the leaves with an EK success punch. I added pearl bling to card to finish it off.  I am also entering this card in the sketch challenge by Sassy Lil' Sketches. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Tuesday Trigger

Welcome to my blog. I was so excited when I saw this week's Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger Inspiration Challenge. I knew exactly what kind of card I wanted to make as soon as I saw the inspiration photo. I was inspired by the beautiful blue floral wall and pillows. I used some Bo Bunny Dp on my card to look like the wall. I was also inspired by the lamps on the two bedside tables. I used a stamp set illustrated by Nina Brackett called Lovely shelf. I used stampin up DP to layer my card. This Dp reminded me of the pink roses on the bedside table. I added a satin bow with some pearls in the center. I used nestabilities fancy labels and stamped the sentiment from PTI.  I hope you like this card. Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Just for You

Hello, today I finally had some time to post a card on my blog and play along with some challenges. I started off with some DP from the  basic grey indian summer collection. This is one of my favorite collections. I layered it on Gina K Designs Pure Luxury card stock. My stamp is a studio G ditto collection cling stamp. I inked it up with my colorbox chalk cateyes in olive pastel, dark peony, and yellow citrus. I love how this image turned out.  I cut it out with my nesties labels 20 and distressed it with memento angel pink ink. I added some ruffled ribbon behind my diecut and placed some buttons with some cappuccino twine bows. I used my stampin up word window punch to stamp my sentiment on. This was a fun to card to make. I played along with these challenges:

Card Patterns - Sketch Challenge
One Stop Craft Challenge- Button and Bows
Stamp Challenges- sentiments
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Good Morning! Its another rainy spring day here in virgina. On the bright side it is great card making weather. Today I made a card for my wonderful mom. I started off with a sketch from papertake weekly. I used stampin up cardstock and then layered a pieced of Melissa Frances DP. I layered one strip of pink gingham paper and then on the green stampin up Dp I used an impression obsession floral stamp for the background image. I layered one more strip of pink gingham with hero arts ivory lace on top and then used my bigshot and my nestabilities labels 10 for the die cut. I stamped "mom" from the stampin up set called messages for mom. I bought this set last year and forgot to use it. So I was determined to get it out and get some ink on it this year.  I popped up the die cut with scotch foam. I placed a glue dot in the left hand corner and added 3 pink roses, love those. I added fruit punch stickles to my floral image and the sentiment is from inkindinkado. I disteressed all my pieces lightly with memento rich cocoa ink. I am entering this card in a few challenges:

cupcake inspirations blog
fairy tale challenge blog - mothers day
craft us crazy blog - moms and/or flowers
delightful sketches - distressing
4 craft chicks blog - distressing
creative inspirations paint blog - mom

Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a great day!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Thanks Be Unto God

Good morning! Today is beautiful. The sun has finally come out. Today I made another Easter card. This one will be for my grandma. I started off with some webster pages DP. I kinda feel like I cheated with this DP. It so beautiful. It does all the work for you. You don't need to add many layers with this DP. I wrapped some Michaels red ribbon around the card and then added Hero arts Ivory lace over top. I tied the bow and added a beautiful button I got a Joann's. My stamps are from  the GKD Christ is Risen stamp set illustrated by Nina Brackett.  I stamped the cross on Ivory CS and cut it out and popped it up with foam dots. I stamped the sentiment right on the DP and added Bling on the banner at the top.  This card didnt take long to make but i love the way the way it turned out. I'm entering this card in a few challenges:

    I was inspired by the colors on the porch.

Tuesday Throwdown blog challenge- sparkle and bling

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Easter Bunnies

Good morning! Im so happy its saturday and not a work day, even though its pouring down rain here and its expected to do it all day long. But thats Ok, I have many easter cards I need to make.  For todays card I started off with some BoBunny DP from the Vicki B collection. I used my large hero arts BG stamp to make the dotted DP on top, and I used an EK success border punch. The cardstock was all Gina K designs Pure Luxury Card Stock. You really can't beat her cardstock. It's wonderful. I also used GKD stamps on this card. It is the Basket Blessings set illustrated by Melanie Muenchinger. Its the first time I've used this set and I just love it. I used my stampin up Oval and Scalloped Oval punches and my labels one nesties. I stamped the image and colored with copic markes. I cut out the eggs and colored them and used molasses pearlized smooch on the dots. I used GKD chocolate ribbon and Blossom twine from the Twinery. I am going to enter this card in a few challenges today:
Mojo Monday Blog Challenge - Sketch
Wee Memories challenge blog - Adorable
Crafty Anns Challenge Blog - Raise a smile

Thanks for visiting my blog today. Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Happy Easter

Good evening! Today I have been working on my Easter cards. I still have many more that I need to do in the next ten days and I have two birthday cards I need to get done also. I guess I will be in my room getting some stamping done this weekend. Todays card features a stamped image from crafty smart. I colored her with copic markers and added sakura glitter pen to her hat to give her a little sparkle. My Dp is from Bo Bunny Vicki B collection. I used a Martha Stewart border punch along the bottom. The Ivory doily was made by little yellow bicycle. I cut the pink doily with the doily details die from Papertrey Ink. I stamped and die cut the Ticket and added the sentiment from Inkadinkado. I finished it off with some pink sorbet twine from the Twinery and added a few bling.  Today I am playing along with a few challenges:

CardPatterns Blog - Sketch
creative inspirations - Easter
Die cut Dreams blog- Easter
The Pink Elephant challenge Blog - Easter
Crazy Challenge Blog- Easter

Monday, April 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Cupcake

Todays card was made with a hampton art cling stamp set that I picked up at Michaels last weekend. I just fell in love with that banner. I stamped my images in Aegean Blue Versa Magic chalk ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. I cut out the circles with my nestabilities big scalloped circles. I used basic grey Hopscotch DP. I threaded some twine through all the buttons and glued them to the banner and the ribbon.I added some sakura glitter pen to the cupcake holder. Im not sure you can see it in the picture but I love it IRL. I made this card for the Just Us Girls Sketch Challenge . Thanks for visiting!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Jasmyne's Birthday

I made this card for niece Jasmyne. She's a teenager and her birthday is coming up in early april and I knew she would think this pure innocence image is adorable. This is my first ever digital stamp and I just loved it. It was so easy. I ordered it from the Illustrator Heather Ellis. She has the cutest images and they are a great bargain. I used a cuttlebug folder for my embossed layer and my DP is from the cosmo cricket pixie-liscious paper pad. I have used this little book of paper so many times. It's one of my favorites. I used all stampin up cardstock except for the yellow layer. It is gina k designs PL cardstock in lemondrop. I colored my image with copic markers. I won't list all the colors I used, but I will tell you that the skin colors were E11 and E13. The punch was a new EK success chain punch I bought this weekend. I added the flowers and the button and some embroidery string tied in a bow. I really wanted to use bakers twine but I just ordered it and it hasnt arrived yet. I made this card based on the two following challenges:

cupcake inspirations
cardpatterns sketch challenge
wee memories blog challenge- anything goes

Thanks for visiting! Have a great week!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mother's day

Today I made a card for my mom. She's very old fashioned and not into computers so I don't think she'll look at this blog. I used a new stamp set I just got from stampin up called Blessed Mother. Its a small set with only four stamps but I just love it. I used Gina K designs Pure Luxury Card Stock in black onyx.  I used Bo bunny's crush collection DP. I know that it supposed to be valentine's paper but it just worked perfectly on my mothers day card. Don't you think? I used Spellbinders nestabilities lacey circles for the black circle die-cut. I used offray sheer ribbon and used my bow-easy to make the bow. The flower is a button I picked shopping along the way somewhere, probably joann's. I finished it off with some berry red pearl bling.  I'm going to enter this card in a few challenges
papertake weekly challenge- mothers day
diecut dreams challenge- mothers day

Thanks for visiting!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Easter Wishes

Today was such a beautiful day. It was 60 degrees and sunny. I decided to make an Easter card. I used all Stampin up supplies on this card. I made a 4.25 x 5.5 card. I put down the green layer of patterned paper and then cut the pink piece the same size and sliced it in the middle. I punched a strip of paper with my border punch and glued it to the pink piece and glued both down to the green piece. I layered the second green and pink panel(with border) and glued it down. Next I added the blue and green panel. I stamped my sentiment in olive green vivid ink. The stamp is from Impression Obsession. Next I used the two step bird punch to punch my bird and branches. I glued everything down and added some pearls across the bottom and one to the bird for his eye. I made this card for a few challenges:

mojo monday
wee memories blog challenge
simon says stamp challenge
cupcake inspirations
lexi's creations blog challenge- easter theme

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sweet Baby Girl

Happy Sunday! Its pouring down rain in my part of the world, but thats ok. That just means more crafting time for me. Today I made a card for a friend a work. She needed a baby girl card. I used Pure Luxury Card Stock from Gina K Designs. My DP is from a Martha Stewart 12 X 12 book that I picked up on clearance at walmart. My stamped image is from a clear recollections set from Michaels. I finished it off with some Kaisercraft lace and offray ribbon and some sticky pearls.I used the sketch from the just us girls blog . I entered my card in their challenge this week. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Birthday Blessings

Good evening! Today I have been working on a card for a good friend of mine. Her Birthday was Friday. Oops I'm a little late. Nothing new for me. I'm always late at!! Oh well at least she's still gonna get a card. I guess I will have to buy lots of goodies at her stampin up party next week to make up for it. Todays card was made with DP from basic grey's hopscotch. I used the modern label punch from stampin up for my sentiment. The sentiment was a Just for Fun stamp. The flower stamp was a free digital download from papertrey Ink. This is the first digital stamp i have ever used. It was their 4th anniversary tag collection. I colored it with copic markers and added stickes to the center. I cut  scalloped circle nesties and added bling all the way around it. I used a MS punch for the scalloped border and added some Kaisercraft lace. I added 3 pink pearl bling to finish it off. I did this card for a few challenges :

                                           Mojo Monday
                                           Crafty Sentiments
Thanks for visiting!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Birthday

Good Afternoon! Today I have a birthday card for you. I made this card with spring in mind, because I am so ready for it. I used Cosmo Cricket Pixie-Licious DP. The sentiment stamp is from Impression Obsession and the tree stamp is from memory box. I just love this tree stamp. I colored the leaves with copic markers and added liquid pearls to the tree to look like berries. The ribbon is from Martha Stewart and I added two buttons with some twine on each end of the ribbon. I used scor-tape and ruffled the ribbon. I made this card for two challenges:                                                                                         

Hope you liked this card and thanks for visiting my blog today!                                                          

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Sweetest Wishes

Wow, It has been almost two months since my last blog entry. Way too long. Its amazing how time passes by so quickly and you just can't find time to do the simple things that you enjoy so much in life. I guess you have to make time for these things. That's what I plan to do in 2011. I want to make more time for me and my papercrafting hobby.  Today I have a card that I made for Valentines Day. I made this card for the Card Patterns Sketch 100.  The background paper on this card is from Bo Bunny Crush Collection. The red and pink CS i had in my stash. I'm not sure what brand. I stamped the swirls in the BG with a verve stamp and matted all my layers together. I used a verve die and stamp for the tag. The sentiment (sweetest wishes) on the tag is from impression obsession. The starburst is a Mcgill punch that I stickled and added bling to. I added ribbon to my tag and added a bow with some bling for a little extra sparkle to this card. Thanks for visiting my blog today. Have a great day!!