Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Pure Innocence & Curtain Call

Hello everyone & welcome to Tuesday!

I have been admiring these cute little images by Pure Innocence for sometime now, I finally gave in and bought some for myself!! I think they are just toooo cute!!

Today's card was inspired by Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge 27. When I saw the colors I thought 'Girl' card all the way. I'm going to drop this card in the mail to my daughter who is away at college right now, (boy do I miss her!). Can't wait until she can home for a few weeks!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Stamps: Flower Girl (Pure Innocence)
Paper: Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo DSP, Water Color paper
Ink: Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Bliss Blue, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Glue Dots, Blender Pen, Window punch, Brads, Grosgrain Ribbon, Non- SU! - Butterfly punch, Nestibilities

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Dear & Kind Friend

Hello Everyone and welcome to Saturday and another Challenge from 'Our Creative Corner'. This week, our hostess Dana Grothaus is challenging us to make a card/project using 'Blossoms' on it. Another easy challenge for me, I think 99.9 % of my cards use some type of flower on them! I couldn't help but use another vellum butterfly on this week's card as well! Hop on over to 'Our Creative Corner' and check out what the other Design Team members are up to and be inspired!

****I was in such a hurry to post this, I forgot to mention that I was inspired by Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge 26 for this card. I LOVE this color combination!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

STAMPS: Vintage Vogue, All Holidays, Great Friend
PAPER: Basic Gray textured cs & DSP, Going Gray textured cs, Whisper White, Garden Green textured cs.
INK: Crushed Curry, Basic Gray. So saffron craft
ACCESSORIES: Chocolate Chip Epoxy brads, Naturals beads, XL two-step Bird punch, wire works, glue dots, sponge, Non-SU! ~ Nestibilities, robin's eggs.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Basic Crushed Curry

Hello Everyone and welcome to Friday!!!

Today's card was inspired by two of my favorite challenges - Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge 26 & Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 65. I really like the way these colors came together, in fact I made tomorrows card using these same colors. Stop by and check out all the great cards made using these two great challenges and be inspired!

Thanks for stopping by!

STAMPS: For All you Do

PAPER: Basic Gray & Going Gray textured cs, Whisper White, Basic Gray DSP

INK: Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Basic Gray.

ACCESSORIES: Chocolate Chip Epoxy brads, Scallop Punch, circle punch, Crushed Curry Ribbon, Robin Eggs (non - SU!)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

OCC ~ Beautiful Butterflies!

Hello everyone and welcome to Saturday and another Challenge from the OCC! This week's challenge is another fabulous one from our April Hostess Dana Grothaus. This Week Dana is challenging us to create a card/project using Butterflies! They can be big, small, punched, stamped or on patterned paper.....we just want to see your beautiful butterflies! Well, easy enough for me, I LOVE Butterflies!

I made these beautiful Butterflies by embossing my images onto cardstock vellum using my Brocade Blue & So Saffron craft ink, then embossing them with 'Pretty Pearls' embossing powder. I was so sad when SU! decided to retire 'Pretty Pearls' and some of the other speciality embossing powders!
Stop by Our Creative Corner and join us for this week's Challenge!
Thanks for stopping by!
STAMPS: Simple Friendships, Wonderful Watercolors
PAPER: Bordering Blue, So Saffron, Le Jardin DSP, Very Vanilla, CS Vellum
INK: Brocade Blue & So Saffron Craft Ink
ACCESSORIES: Vanilla Organdy Ribbon, Blue Button, Linen Thread, Sponge, Nestibilities

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Hello everyone and welcome to Thursday!!!!

This week has been another busy one and today was no exception! Today's card was inspired by this week's Curtain Call Color Challenge 25 and Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 64.

These colors were a bit challenging! Can you say BRIGHT? I thought I put these colors away the other day, good thing they were only a arms reach away!

Thanks for stopping by!

STAMPS: Happy Everything
PAPER: Green Galore, Whisper White, Only Orange, Pixie Pink
INK: Only Orange
ACCESSORIES: Buttons, Crushed Curry Ribbon, XL two-step bird punch, flower punch, Linen Thread.

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Hello Everyone and welcome to Sunday!
Ever since the big announcement last week over at Stampin' Up! regarding the color renovation. I have been in the mood to do some spring cleaning in my stamp room! As they say 'Out with the Old, and in with the New'! Now I have plenty of room for the new colors coming this July! I for one, was sooooo excited to see some of those old Stampin' Up! colors retire, but have no fear they are just a arms reach away just in case I feel a little urge to use them again!

I also spent some time yesterday blog surfing, seems like I haven't done enough of that lately. I hopped on over to 'Pickled Paper Designs' to visit one of my favorite stamping friends, Amy Sheffer. I hadn't been over there for awhile and I wanted to get caught up with what she's been up to lately, BOY did I get caught up! Amy is sooooo talented, I just drool everytime I see what she's done. I got lost in her creations for about an hour last night but I also came across some VERY helpful information that she had posted last summer on a forum over at SCS. I had seen this before but just never took the time to sit down and give it a try until last night. If your wondering how some of these ladies always have these awesome pictures of their creations and want to know how to do it for yourself, check out this link. Amy does a fabulous job of explaining step by step on how to photo edit your pictures.

Ok, so now that I'm all caught up with my blog surfing, I did have some time to stamp today. Today's card was inspired by this week's OCC sketch challenge. I embossed all the flower petals with clear embossing powder and cut out my own stem to create this big bright flower!
Thanks for stopping by!
STAMPS: Pick a Petal, French Script.
PAPER: Real Red, Basic Black, YoYo Yellow, Wild Wasabi textured cs, Whisper White.
INK: Going Gray, Wild Wasabi, VersaMark
ACCESSORIES: Clear embossing powder, Red button, Linen Thread, sponge, corner rounder, small oval punch, Black polka dotted ribbon (non-SU)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

OCC Challenge ~ Bows

Hello Everyone and welcome to Saturday and another challenge from Our Creative Corner!

This week's challenge was to make a card/project using a bow, big or small, but no knots! I think this is about as big of a bow as I could come up with! I LOVE this chocolate 1" satin ribbon. Before it retired from SU! I made sure I bought plenty of it!

To create the soft look of this image, I inked up the image with my markers and stamped it onto a piece of cardstock. Then I 'huffed' onto the image and stamped again on another piece of cardstock, thus giving me a soft looking image and two stamped images with only inking up the image once.

Stop by Our Creative Corner for this week's challenge and too see what the other Design Team members have created!

Thanks for stopping by!


STAMPS: Inspired by Nature, Great Friend
PAPER: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Sweet Pea DSP.
INK: Chocolate Chip, Markers: Regal Rose, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip.
ACCESSORIES: Hodgepodge Hardware, 1" Chocolate Satin ribbon, sponge.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Sweet Curtain Call Challenge

Hello Everyone and welcome to Friday!!!!

Another work week flew right by (oh yea, it was only a three day work week!). I love it when that happens!

Today's card was inspired by two of my favorite challenges: Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge 24 and Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. I was really pleased with the way this card came together, just as I planned it! I will definately use this color combination again! And the Sketch is a favorite too!

Stop by both challenges and be inspired too!

Thanks for stopping by today!

STAMPS: Enjoy Every Moment, Best Wishes, All Holidays, Sanded BG.
PAPER: Kraft, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, So Saffron DSP.
INK: Tepmting Turquoise, So Saffron, Garden Green.
ACCESSORIES: Hodge Podge Hardware, Buttons, Linen Thread, corner rounder, White Organdy Ribbon (colored with ink pad & sponge).

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Stampin' Up! ~ Color Renovation

As the saying goes - All good things must come to an end! After two years of planning, Stampin' Up! is updating their color collection!

Remember some of those favorite In Colors you were so sad to see go? Well now some of them are making a return, check out the chart to see if your favorite is making a come back! Also check out the retiring list of colors for any colors you may want to purchase before they are gone forever! Oh, and don't forget to buy extra re-inkers as well!

Click here to print off a copy of the New Color Collection for yourself.
Thanks for stopping by!
Retiring list of colors:

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Grrreat!!!! CQC27

Hello everyone and welcome to TUESDAY!
Today's card was inspired by this week's Color Q Challenge. The challenge was to use: Tangerine Tango, Night of Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Suede and Whisper White. These colors were soooo fun to work with, the bright colors came together well, even though I wasn't so sure at first. Stop by and give the challenge a try for yourself!
Thanks for stopping by!
STAMPS: Under the Stars
PAPER: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango DSP, Watercolor paper.
INK: Basic Black
ACCESSORIES: Star punches, Hemp, Silver brads, 1/4" circle punch, Tangerine Tango striped ribbon, dimentionals, glue dots.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Hello everyone and Happy Easter!

Today's card is a combination of two challenges, the first being the 'Color Q Challenge #26' and the second being the 'OCC Sketch Challenge #9'.

Do you remember this cute little Bunny set? This set has been retired for a few years, but I just had to pull it out for my Easter Card today. Hope you enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by!


STAMPS: Spring Gifts, A Good Egg
PAPER: Certainly Celery CS & DSP, Bermuda Bay CS & DSP, Lovely Lilac DSP, Whisper White.
INK: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Bermuda Bay, Lovely Lilac, Lavendar Lace, Certainly Celery.
ACCESSORIES: Window Punch, Bermuda Bay Ribbon, Pretties Kit, Certainly Celery Brads, blender pen, sponge, Non SU! - Nesties, Prima Flowers.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Hello Everyone and welcome to Saturday!!!

I have some VERY exciting news to share!!!
I was recently asked by my friend Jennifer Meyer to become a member of the design team over at 'Our Creative Corner'. WOOHOO!!!
It didn't take me long to think about that one! I am soooo excited to be designing next to all the very talented ladies on the OCC Design Team!
In case you have never visited the OCC before, hop on over and check out the challenges we post every Saturday, and play along! This week's challenge is to create a card/project using buttons.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to drop by the OCC too!
STAMPS: A Flower for All Seasons
PAPER: Regal Rose, Whisper White, Old Olive, So Saffron, Maine Blueberry & Georgia Peach DSP.
INK: Stazon Black, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, YoYo Yellow, Going Gray
ACCESSORIES: Blender Pen, Buttons, Linen Thread, Celery Ribbon, Non- SU product- Nestibilities.
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