Sunday, December 27, 2009

Colorful Birds

A few more cards from the bird series! I haven't been stamping much so for my holiday cards I was playing around and ended up making unique cards for everyone. I don't think I made 2 the same. I did end up only using 3 main images - the birds, the cityscape and a CHF set, which I'll post later. I had fun coloring in these birds with Copic markers though. Still need to get better at the shading. Anyhow, I'm still on vacation!
Thanks for looking and hope you are enjoying the last days of 2009!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas Yellow Birds

Merry Christmas ! I hope you are enjoying your holidays! May you have a happy and healthy 2010!
Here is a fairly flat card that I made to mail. This cute set is by The Greeting Farm. I think it may be retired - I got it last year. The pattern paper is Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly - such bright happy colors!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Cityscape Cards with Santa

Here are cityscape cards with Santa! I saw a lot of cards that looked so pretty with the silhouette Santa in a sleigh that I had to copy it. I think it looks so fun! I'm actually on vacation now so I don't have time to write down the details. If anyone has any questions about the products I used, I'd be happy to share! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Cityscape Series

I started making holiday cards very late this year. I was sick and lazy :). I did a few with this A Muse cityscape stamp. I embossed with silver embossing powder, which comes out nicely. I forgot to buy silvery paper so had very little left.

Stamps: CHF Christmas Critters (sentiment), A Muse Cityscape
Ink: PTI Enchanted Evening
Paper: PTI
Other: Cuttlebug Embossing folder, ribbons, Spellbinders Labels, Martha Stewart Snowflake punch

Happy 1 Baby!

This is for a very special little 1 year old boy! I had fun making this card for him. Used a fun alphabet stamp set. I stamped them on colored paper and cut each letter out. I popped them up on pop dots, which is hard to see here. Sorry for the bad photo, it was taken in artificial light.

Stamps: CHF Bear Hugs, Hero Arts Birthday
Paper: PTI Ocean Depth, Bazzill, DCWV
Other: Studio Calico alphabet stamp set, brads, twine

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Back to School

If you were a teacher and not necessarily excited for the new school year, would you like this card? :) I hope so. Anyways, another version using the same supplies. I used the sketch from this week's Farm Fresh Friday.

Stamps: The Greeting Farm Wild Sprouts Annika
Ink: Versamagic Dew Drops Ocean Depth
Paper: SU Old Olive, SU Buckaroo Blue, SU Pumpkin Pie, MM Chloe's Closet
Other: Fiskars border punch, A Muse ribbon, MM Chloe's Closet embellishments
, Nestabilities, Large Oval Punch


I finally had some time to play with new toys. The notebook paper punch - how cute is that? And also the stamped image. I really love this line from The Greeting Farm. The little girls are so adorable! On the image, I was trying out for the first time the coloring technique that I've been seeing on everybody's cards. Using a few Copic colors to make pretty highlighted hair. I need to practice more!! I hope V likes this - it's been awhile since I've sent her a card !

I found a new challenge blog (from The Daily Dare) called Anyone For Anya? - it was perfect - I played along with their first sketch challenge !

Stamps: The Greeting Farm Wild Sprouts Annika, $ stamp
Ink: Versamagic Dew Drops Ocean Depth
Paper: SU Certainly Celery, SU Buckaroo Blue, MM Chloe's Closet
Other: Fiskars border punch, May Arts ribbon, Taylored Expression Twinkles

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Shower Blooms

Sorry for the awful picture - I didn't have sunlight when I took this photo. This is a shower card that I made with some new stamps and ribbon from PTI. When I saw this "In Bloom" set and all the samples, I had to have it. So many possibilities. I also bought some new Spring Moss paper and ribbon. Actually, I used a Memory Box card as a base. Not a direct match, but in the same family I think :) I popped up the flowers and used a Dollar Stamp for the sentiment. I think the stitched ribbon is my favorite of all the ribbon styles that PTI offers.

Stamps: PTI In Bloom, $ stamp
Ink: PTI Raspberry Fizz, Versamark
Paper: Mermory Box Card/Envelope, PTI Spring Moss, PTI Raspberry Fizz, SU Vanilla
Other: Nestabilities, Fiskars border punch, PTI ribbon, Pearls, Dimensional tape

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Stylish 60th!

This summer has kept me busy and have had little time for crafting! I've recently taken up golf so I have become obsessed with going to the driving range and golf course. I plan on crafting more. So many cute new products out :)

My bf's Mom turned 60 and I finally used this SU! set. She is Always in Style ! :)

Stamps: SU! Pattern of Friendship
Ink: Black
Paper: MM Chloe's Closet,
SU! Buckaroo Blue, Certainly Celery, Tangerine Tango
Other: Cuttlebug embossing folder, K&Co pearl, Nestabilities, Martha Stewart border punch, Large oval punch

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Wedding Card

I like this SU! set To Have and To Hold - tried not coloring it in this time (lack of time !) and instead just stamped in Versamark and embossed in silver embossing powder. I think I need to find better detail embossing powder. But anyways, I used PTI aqua mist, silver and white combo. I use this soft blue, silver and white combo a lot for wedding cards for some reason. I always play it safe with color combos -- I need to work on that!!

Stamps: SU! To Have and to Hold, Hero Arts Thank You Flourishes
Ink: PTI Aqua Mist
Paper: PTI Aqua Mist, Bazzill Bling silver, Cryogen White
Other: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Nestabilities die, PTI Ribbon, K&Co pearl

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Pretty Dahlia

The Greeting Farm has some adorable images! This little girl is named Dahlia! I used some Basic Grey pattern paper.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Another Mother's Day Card

This is a CASE of one of my own cards that I made previously, which you can find here. This is mostly PTI products - stamps, paper, ribbon, but the yellow and red cardstock and sentiment are SU!. A great combo!

Stamps: SU!, PTI Spiral Bouquet
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Red, PTI Ripe Avocado, SU! Summer Sun
Paper: PTI Ripe Avocado, SU! Real Red, SU! Summer Sun
Other: Cuttlebug embossing folder, PTI Ribbon, AC rub-ons, K&Co gems

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Cool Bicycle

Madsen Cycles Cargo Bikes

I would love to win this cool bike - MADSEN Cargo Bike !

I happened to have just read an article this morning in the NY Times about a town in Germany that has outlawed cars. Read here. I hope these types of communities are being planned here in the US. I don't think it could work for everybody, but I think a lot of people, especially families would be drawn to this type of living.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

I apologize for the blurry picture, it was a cloudy day here when I took the picture.

I got some American Crafts color rub ons that I wanted to try out. That is the focal image used with nestabilities. I LOVE that new die - it's such a great shape.

Happy Mother's Day to all those celebrating today! Enjoy your day!

Stamps: SU!, CHF Dotted Diamonds Backgrounder
Paper: PTI Aqua Mist, PTI Berry Sorbet
Other: Nestabilities, May Arts Ribbon, AC rub-ons, K&Co gems, Versamark

Sunday, April 5, 2009


I used Mary Jo Albright's sketch challenge for this card - WSC75. Check out her fabulous blog and see the sketch at Beauty Lies Within. This card is for a friend who recently took up snowboarding. She's having so much fun with it and unfortunately (or fortunately) the weather is getting warmer. Looks like no more trips up to the mountains for us. I look forward to next winter for some more "snow fun" !

Stamps: Stamping Bella, $1 sentiment
Paper: SU! Ski Slope, Chocolate Chip
Other: Nestabilities, Circle Punches, Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch, Ribbon, Copic Markers, Paper Piecing

Thursday, April 2, 2009

StarDust Gems and Ribbon Celebrates!

Carole is celebrating her One year Blog Anniversary!
Go wish her congrats on her blog StarDust Gems and Ribbon and enter to win her fabulous blog candy! Her blog is great - I love seeing her beautiful coloring and gorgeous cards that are always photographed so well. It's great to see the details. What talent!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 7

This is my submission for the The Sugar Bowl Spring/Easter challenge this week. I love making Spring cards! Now I have to start working on Easter cards!

I am mailing this card to a sweet girl who is suffering from cancer and is undergoing chemo treatments. If you find you have some extra cards in your stash and have time to send cards on a weekly basis - you could really bring smiles and cheers to someone's life. Find out more information by going to Chemo Angels.

Stamps: Sugar Nellie Lola with Bird, $1 sentiment
Paper: SU! Blush Blossom, So Saffron DP, Basic Grey Urban Prairie
Other: Nestabilities, Oval Punch, Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch, May Arts Ribbon, Copic Markers

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Celebrating Scrapnextras 300K Hits!

Two of my favorite bloggers are celebrating 300K hits, which is quite an amazing feat. I cased one of Laura's cards (scrapnextras) - there were too many to choose from. But I chose this one: Spring Blossoms. She and Julie are having a celebration, so make sure to head over there!

Stamps: Stamping Bella
Paper: SU! Certainly Celery, So Saffron PP, Basic Grey Two Scoops
Other: Nestabilities, Oval Punches, Fiskars Apron Lace Border Punch, Ribbon, Copic Markers

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Magnolia Blog Candy

Claudia is such a talented cardmaker -- she has the most amazing creations. Especially using Magnolia stamps! She's having a big blog candy celebration!!

Pretty Pressings

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

More Fun Blog Candy!!

Great blog candy -- generous bloggers celebrating !!

Congratulate Katrina on her great news at Whimsical Wishes!!

Wish Caz a Happy Birthday at A Load of Old Blogocks!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Blog Candy!

I came across this great blog today looking at the beautiful cards in The Greeting Farm gallery! Mary is giving away a chance at some TGF stamps -- so check it out!

Her blog is "A Latte Inkin' Fun."

This is the link to her candy!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Craft Critique

Craft Critique is celebrating its anniversary ! The site is a great resource for learning about all different types of crafty products. I discovered so many new goodies to add to my collection. I like the variety of products they cover and it is great that their are many contributors who give their honest opinions.

Check out their site ! Craft Critique

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Verve Stamps Release Challenge

I got this set from Verve Stamps finally - I had been wanting it for so long!! I made this card using the Verve Release Sketch Challenge.

Stamps: Verve Stamps Grateful Elegance
Ink: SU! Regal Rose, Rose Red, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Other: Nestabilities Label One, Martha Stewart Border Punch

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Coffee Lover Birthday

I made this card for the 2 Sketches 4 You Challenge - Kazan's Sketch 21. I love this Bella - she's adorable! I paper pieced her outfit with some Basic Grey papers.

Paper: SU! Chocolate Chip, SU! Blush Blossom, Basic Grey
Stamps: Stamping Bella, Hero Arts Scalloped Borders, SU!
Ink: Memento Black, Copics

Other: Circle punches

Monday, February 23, 2009

Elzybells - February 2009 New Release

Elzybells Art Stamps has released new stamps today! They have the cutest images. I buy them unmounted, bare rubber and they stamp really well! My favorite are the animal stamps, which are adorable!

See the blog for great inspiration!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 39

Here is my new card for Challenge 39. I did some paper piecing, which is my favorite thing to do with this set.

Paper: SU! Buckaroo Blue, SU! So Saffron, MM Chloe's Closet, Kraft
Ink: SU! Only Orange, Memento Brown
Other: Oval punch, Scallop punch, Threading water punch, MM Chloe's Closet button and flower, Martha Stewart ribbon

Sugar Bowl Challenge 4

Here is my submission for The Sugar Bowl Challenge 4! I love this sweet little Maggie with Flowers stamp. I used Making Memories Chloe's Closet pattern pattern (one piece!) to paper piece her dress and as an accent piece. Thanks for looking!

Paper: Making Memories Chloe's Closet, SU! Old Olive, SU! So Saffron, Kraft
Ink: SU! Night of Navy, Memento Brown
Other: Nestabilties, Cuttlebug embossing folder, MM Chloe's Closet Button