Monday, March 29, 2010

Simply Said ~ Sweet Sunday

Hello everyone and welcome to Monday! Where did the weekend go? Don't they seem to go by sooooo fast?
Well in between the chores and errands and enjoying some time outdoors this weekend I was able to get some stamping time in! YEAH!
I LOVE Sundays for many reasons and one of them is Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. I was inspired to make this card by Karen's sketch and also by Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge act 23, two of my favorite challenges! Stop by both of these blogs and get inspired for yourself!
Thanks for stopping by!

STAMPS: Simply Said, Circle of Friendship
PAPER: Kraft, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink DSP
INK: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink
ACCESSORIES: Black & White Grosgrain ribbon, Circle punches, black brads, Non-SU rhinestones.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Hello everyone, welcome to Sunday!!!

I had been waiting to play with these cute little Sweet Pea felt flowers and dsp from the minute the UPS man delivered them! Aren't they just the cutest?

I was inspired by this week's OCC Sketch Challenge while creating this card. I will have to say, I like the way it came together!

If you haven't played with the felt flowers before I would recommend using Crystal Effects to attach the pieces together and to also mount them onto your cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by!


STAMPS: Short & Sweet
PAPER: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Sweet Pea DSP
INK: Basic Black
ACCESSORIES: Sweet Pea Felt Flowers, Window punch, Chocolate Alpine ribbon original, Pink Gingham ribbon, swiss dot embossing plate, Oval Nestibilites.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Inspired by Nature and the OCC

Hello everyone and welcome to Saturday!!!!

Weekends are always busy around my house and today was no exception!! I spent the morning and half the afternoon running errands with my husband before I was able to sit down and work on this card.

My inspiration for this card came from this week's Our Creative Corner Challenge. The challenge this week is a sketch challenge by Silke Ledlow one of the designers over at the OCC. Stop by the OCC blog and check out all the beautiful cards by the OCC design team and get inspired!

Thanks for stopping by!


STAMPS: Inspired by Nature, Sanded BG
PAPER: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White, Sweet Pea DSP
INK: Regal Rose, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
ACCESSORIES: Rose Ribbon, Large Corner Punch, Cutter Kit, sponge.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Two Challenges Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 61 & Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 22 into one!

Not sure I really like this card, it turned out a little brighter than I was planning! You know when you invision something in your head and it doesn't come out the way you were thinking? Well this is what happened in this case!
I don't think you can tell by the picture but I embossed each of the flower petals on Pink Passion cardstock using Pink Passion craft ink and clear embossing powder.

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STAMPS: Pick a Petal, Think Happy Thoughts, Stitched bg.
PAPER: Pink Passion, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, YoYo Yellow.
INK: Pink Passion, White Craft, Basic Black
ACCESSORIES: Blooms die cuts (real red), dotted ribbon, buttons, black brad, linen thread, corner rounder, circle punches.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Can you handle this??

I love how the 'Color Throw Down Challenge' asks 'Can you handle this?' I thought to myself, 'NO' I don't think so!!!! At first glance it looked a little intimating, but I thought I would give it a try anyway.

I was actually surprised when I was going through my 'scrap stash'. I came across something I had already started to put together that looked very simuliar to this week's Color Throw Down #84 challenge! I changed a few things around and used the sketch from this week's OCC sketch challenge and came up with this.
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STAMPS: Wow Flowers,
PAPER: Tangerine Tango, Taken with Teal, Soft Sky, Whisper White
INK: Taken with Teal
ACCESSORIES: Black Brads, Punches: Trio Flower, 3/4" circle, 1" circle, 1 1/4', 1/4" circle, Scallop Circle, Scallop Edge.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


WOW, I was sooooo suprised to hear that I was one of the top 5 show stoppers over at Stacey's Shafer's Stamping Stage!

I receive this award for this card I submitted for Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 21. Stacey thank you so much for 'Spot Lighting' my card! If you haven't been over to Stacey's blog yet, hop on over there and check out her amazing work and give her color challenge a try!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, March 19, 2010


Some of you that have followed my blog for a while know that I like to dig into my 'Scrap Stash' when I get the chance. I hadn't done that for a while so last night I decided it was time to start digging!
Even though I had already made a card for this week's Curtain Call Color Challenge 21, I came across some stuff that I thought would work again for the Challenge.
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STAMPS: Pick a Petal, Whimsical Words, Aida Cloth bg
INK: Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana
PAPER: Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip.
ACCESSORIES: Punches - Key Tag, Large Oval, Small Oval & Scallop Edge. Celery Ribbon, Barely Banana brads.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


I'm not Irish, but for some reason everyone seems to have a little Irish in them on St Patrick's Day!

Green is my absolute favorite color, I love every shade possible of green! So this week's Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 21 was right up my alley!

I must be ready for spring as all of my cards lately have been made using either flowers or butterflies!

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STAMPS: Flight of the Butterfly, Whimsical Words
PAPER: Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, DSP always Artichoke, Certainly Celery.
INK: Barely Banana, Basic Black
ACCESSORIES: Brads, Punches: Butterfly, Trio Flower, Large Oval, Key Tag, Scallop Edge Border, Celery Ribbon

Monday, March 15, 2010


Happy Monday Everyone!
Don't the weekends just fly by to fast? Mine just flew, my daughter was here for the weekend before leaving for Florida this morning for spring break. Although our weather was beautiful this weekend I wish I was going with her!
In between spending time with Megan I was able to do a little stamping too!
Today's card was inspired by Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #60 and this week's OCC color challenge. This card was super easy and fast to make with no stamping involved! As soon as I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to use something other then flowers, my first thought was 'Stars' but soon realized I didn't have the set I wanted to use so the next thought was 'Hearts'. I LOVE the 'Simply Scrappin' set 'Love Sparkles' and knew this would fit the bill perfectly!
Thanks for stopping by!
PAPER: Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Simply Scrappin' - 'Love Sparkles'
INK: None
ACCESSORIES: Linen Thread, buttons, Crystal Effects.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Another Challenge Down

Hello and thanks for stopping by!
Today's card was made using last week's OCC Sketch challenge. I've had the card in the works for a few days but just couldn't get it posted until now.
My daughter Megan has been home and I've been trying to spend some mom and daughter time with her as much as I can before she has to leave again.
I thought I would show a close up of these butterfly's. I embossed them onto vellum cardstock with white craft ink and Pretty Pearls embossing powder (retired SU! powder). I made the body and the antenna using SU! wire works and white beads also from SU! and attached with Crystal Effects.
STAMPS: Great Friend, Trendy Trees
PAPER: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Vellum Cardstock, Cottage Wall DSP
INK: White Craft Ink, Basic Black
ACCESSORIES: Wire works silver wire, white bugle beads, Rich Razzleberry Dotted Ribbon, Scallop Edge punch.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Wow, I can hardly believe I was able to do two challenges this week! Ok, I know, I combined them into one card, but hey, I did particapate in two challenges, right?

The first challenge is Stacey's Color Challenge - Curtain Call Act 20. I wasn't sure I was going to like this combo, but I really like the way these colors worked with this card. The second challenge is Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 59. Karen always has fresh new sketches to try!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Enjoy Every Moment
Ink: Certainly Celery, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Basic Black.
Paper: Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DSP.
Supplies: Real Red Ribbon, Ice Rhinestone, Dimentionals, sponge.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


This week has been VERY busy, it took me almost a week to get to this sketch but I finally was able to get to it today!

I couldn't resist pulling out one of my favorite retired stamp sets 'Time Well Spent' for this week's 'Sweet Sunday Sketch 58'.

Thanks for stopping by!

STAMPS: Time Well Spent
PAPER: Rich Razzleberry, Pink Piroutte, Whisper White, Cottage Wall
INK: Rich Razzleberry, Pink Piroutte, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Crushed Curry,
SUPPLIES: Blender Pen, Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, Fire Circle Rhinestones.
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