Thursday, February 25, 2010

Birthday Bear


Here is PJ again - this time celebrating a birthday! I used a sketch from i{heart}2stamp Jen's SFYTT from this week. Check it out here! I broke into some Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday paper. Sometimes I think I need to add more layers to my cards or something....? But if I think too long, a card will never get made :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

What's Up Hugh?


Look at this cutie Hugh! I definitely went through a phase where I loved that floppy-haired Englishman Hugh Grant!!! Anyways, I used some Basic Grey Junebug papers (that I hadn't even broken into yet) and some chipboard stickers. I had never tried those stickers before, but the pieces are huge! I think they are more for scrapbook pages or maybe for altered art. I paper pieced his shirt, bandanna, and patch on his jeans. I used a sketch from Club Anya blog. They have multiple challenges per week so you can always be creating :). Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 22, 2010

New Banner

I created a banner for my blog! I used some free digital kits from Two Peas (there are quite a few on their site, just go to Digital Kits and sort by Price). I've seen some really beautifully layered ones on people's blog. I am still learning - so I started with something simple!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Happy Blogaversary Bunny-Zoe!

Nikki at her Bunny-Zoe's Blog is celebrating her 2 year blogaversary! Go wish her well - she has a BIG celebration giveaway! Congrats Nikki!!

Thanks Berry Mouse


Here is a card I made with help from a sketch from SFYTT and also a recipe from Simon Says Challenge which had a really fun hop. I linked them up so you can play along too!

The stamp is a House Mouse stamp called Sleeping With Strawberries and the sentiment is Thanks Berry Much (which I found on Simon Says Stamp store). Flower pattern paper is Cosmo Cricket Early Bird and SU!. I used some PTI ribbon and Hero Arts button and Kaiser Craft pearls. I'm so excited to be using up my supplies... so there is room for more :) !

PJ the Bear!


I am a fan of The Cat's Pajamas stamps - great quality clear stamps. They had a contest last month to name the bear and I suggested PJ ! I was one of a number who suggested the winning name and I won this new set.

Joanne B is having a fun blogaversary challenge. Her blog Just a Little Something is sooo fun and inspiring. Her first challenge was to paper piece so I did that with PJ with some fun Basic Grey paper. I thought I'd get started on some St. Patrick's Day cards! Have a great day!

Edited: I forgot to mention this card uses Jen Del Muro's SFYTT. She's having a fun contest you should enter that too!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Love Lace

I got this beautiful lace stamp (Hero Arts Circle Lace) for Christmas from my sister. I finally inked it up to play along with Kim Hughes challenge. I just resubscribed to Paper Crafts magazine and their blog is a lot of fun too. As much as I love blog surfing, it's nice to have a magazine to read in bed or at lunch at work :).

I was inspired by all the doily/lace images that are coming back into form. Especially by this Much Love card by Kim Kesti - love the lacy image and the scallopy borders. All stamps used on this card is by Hero Arts.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Be My Valentine

Here is Edward again ! The card uses a sketch from Farm Fresh Friday on 2/5/10 - you can find it here. I just realized I forgot to color in his shoes!! A cute boy does not wear white shoes :) yikes! I'll have to fix that. The heart on the right I blinged it up with some Taylor's Tiny Twinkles. The base paper is PTI's Enchanted Evening. Hope you are having a great day!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Blooming Heart


Another terrible evening-no-natural-light photo! My apologies! Anyways, I wanted to try out some new products - Hero Arts Blooming Heart stamp and Nestabilities Label 8. Oh and of course the Hero Arts paper and chalk ink in Cerulean. Really pretty. The sentiment didn't come out well because I used Bazzill Bling paper and it is textured. I'll have to experiment more. But I do love that blue color!! I also used some HA pearls and the sentiment is from clear set Anytime Messages.

I embossed the image with some green Zing embossing powder. It is not a detailed powder so it doesn't always come out perfect, but it did come out nicely on this one. The ribbon is A Muse stitched ribbon. Have a wonderful day! Happy Valentine's Day - I'm off to VT for the long weekend to ski!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Edward from Twilight Loves You !!


This is Edward (she has a whole line of images based on Twilight characters!) from The Greeting Farm. I still haven't seen the movie yet, but I do think that actor is very handsome!!! This Edward is quite cute too :) I'm going to send this to my friend who is a big Twilight fan (I have quite a few of them!). I used some American Crafts paper that I bought last year - I think it's from the Romantic collection.

I used a sketch from Mercy's blog and am submitting this for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge 99. It's a fun one - you still have time! Thanks for visiting today!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sweet Savannah


Here is a card (sorry for the bad picture that I took in the evening) with Savannah from The Greeting Farm. I'm building quite a collection of these stamps from TGF. I really love their images and I saw today on their blog that they have new ones coming out called Cheeky Cherry Collection. Check them out HERE they are sooo adorable!!

I found this challenge blog called BasicGrey Challenges, which is actually perfect because I use and love so much of Basic Grey papers. I played along with Week 13 challenge which is a sketch one. I used Basic Grey Bittersweet paper pad and button. The swirls are from a Quickutz die - I love those die cuts! Thanks for looking!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Sis and Kimmie!

Happy Birthday Kimmie !! I hope you had a wonderful celebration! Kimmie is having a blog candy challenge for her birthday - it's a fun sketch you can find here. I made this birthday card with Posy from her line of stamps called Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. This card is for my sister whose birthday is next week. Her big day is near Valentine's Day so I thought I would use some Basic Grey valentine's paper with it. I got some Prima swirl pearls while I was on vacation in SF. It's such a cool product.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Happy Birthday Damask


 Papertrey Ink is celebrating their 3rd Anniversary ! Congrats PTI! I love their products - stamps, ribbons, paper, ink, and more. I love the quality and innovative designs of this company. Anyways, Nichole had a fun challenge today - emboss resist. I had to play along with my new Damask Designs set. I also used the polka dots set, but you can't really see it. I think my Versamark ink is drying out and my clear embossing powder is not the best quality. I will be sending this to my sis next week! Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Cute Posy

My Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp "Posy" is from Lindsey at Jacksonbelle Embellishments. I've bought a few times from her through the years - she is such a talented crafter and has a great store with fast service! I thought I'd play along with her challenge to use Buttons, Brads and Bows. I used 2 of the 3 :). The designer paper is Basic Grey Urban Prairie and I also used a new border punch from EK Success Embossed Curve Slim Edger border punch. Very cool one with the embossing.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Club Anya Sketch #4 - 80s Anya

Here is my card for Club Anya & Friends Sketch #4. You can find this fun blog here. They have lots of challenges and fun inspiration. The little heart punch is Martha Stewart. I added a button on top. I bought that punch last year and never used it - so I definitely will be using it for cards this year! Pattern paper is Basic Grey again. I am going to start using up my BG papers so I can buy more! They have so many new beautiful lines coming out I can't keep up :). Have a great day!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Monochromatic 80s Anya


A quick card for Valentine's Day. I am late - it's already February! :) This is 80s Anya from The Greeting Farm. She's so fun. Her hair presented such a problem - I really had a hard time coloring this. All the waves and I was so confused on where to shadow and highlight. I sort of gave up lol ! The sentiment is a $ stamp from Michaels. The pattern paper is Basic Grey. I paper pieced her bow and outfit. Love that technique!

I am playing along with the TGF monochromatic challenge. If you have TGF stamps you should really play along here!