Thursday, March 31, 2011

4 You Friend

Just like yesterday's card (and so many others!), this card was CASEd!  The inspiration for this card came from the Winter '11 issue of Just Cards magazine, page 17 or maybe 77 (can't read my own writing!).  Anyhow...

I loved the layout used and the stamps (SU's True Friend), so kept those the same.  My DSP is different (SU's Petals and Paisleys, one of the very last bit o' scraps) and my color combo is slightly different too!  I also added the three tiny tags to the ribbon with a safety pin - love those tiny tags!

 I sponged Crumb Cake all over the DSP to "age" it and also sponged the edges of some layers with Purely Pomegranate ink for more definition.
Off to stamp some more!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


 I love CAS cards and I also love cards with a touch of whimsy.  This card is both!  I was paging through a past issue of cards, April '09, and came across the inspiration for today's card on page 161.

journaling lines - check
large layered flower - check
chipboard letters - check
DSP - check
ribbon - check
Nestibilities - check
corner rounder - check

Completed card - check!

Off to stamp some more!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Party Time Tuesdays Challenge #9

 Welcome back for another challenge over at Party Time Tuesdays!  We are on Challenge #9 and the design team has some awesome cards to share with you!

We used adorable images from Chi Chi Memories and some handmade flowers!  (mine was made using the SU butterfly punch!)

Check out the fun details on my little birthday girl!  I added tiny bows to her pigtails and ruffled ribbon to her birthday hat!  Her jumper has the tiniest white button brads - such a  fun detail!  Read on for more specifics of supplies used.

PTT #9:
Digi:  Chi Chi Memories
Stamps:  SU: Crazy For Cupcakes, Create a Cupcake
Paper:  PTI white, SU: Blushing Bride, Old Olive, black, DSP: Bella Rose
Ink:  black, Copics
Misc:  punches, brads, ribbon, dimensionals
Off to stamp some more!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Furnished With Love

 I have two sketch cards to show you today.  Both of them are based on sketches from iheartart.  I didn't find the time to do last week's sketch (or the week before that one - yikes!) before a new one was posted for this week!  So I made them both in one sitting. Actually i was making quite a few cards, and didn't realize that I used the same stamp set for both cards!  And it also looks like my color combo was similar too!

**edited to add: I'm going to enter these cards in the Use it Tuesday challenge, which is to use red on your cards.  These cards also qualify, as I have owned this stamp set for quite a long while and just trimmed the rubber and mounted these two stamps to be used on these cards! you know, that whole uninked stamps thing I admitted to recently!

Stamps:  SU Furnished With Love
Paper:  SU Naturals Ivory, black, Baja Breeze
Ink:  black, SU markers: Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Garden Green
Misc:  ribbon, brad, dimensionals

Stamps:  Furnished With Love
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Taken With Teal, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, DSP: Holiday Lounge
Ink:  black
Misc:  punches, Nestibilities, brads, dimensionals
Off to stamp some more!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

My Sentiments Exactly

The background stamp for this card is from My Sentiments Exactly, which I have had for a very long time, a very long time! (We're talking years, friends!)  And yet, it never saw ink until this weekend!  Oh the stamps I could show you in my stamp room that haven't seen ink yet!  It's almost criminal!

I paired the background stamp with SU's Upsy Daisy stamp and love how it turned out!  Some layered ribbon grounds the flower patch and layered circles show off the circular friendship sentiment.  This card is a plea for Spring to come to MN and stay for awhile!
Off to stamp some more!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Petals and Paisleys DSP

The two cards I am showing off today both use the SU DSP called Petals & Paisleys, long retired, of course!  This is no surprise to those of you who know my hoarding tendencies!  But the good news is that I am now down to my last bits of scraps of this paper!  Oh, and look!  I actually used a new flower button from a recent SAB freebie!  Yeah me!

Stamp:  PSX
Paper:  PTI white, SU: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, So Saffron, Old Olive, DSP: Petals & Paisleys
Ink:  black
Misc:  ribbon, button, brads, Baker's Twine, punch, dimensionals

Stamps:  Polka Dots & Paisley, Polka Dot Posies, Upsy Daisy
Paper:  PTI white, Wild Wasabi, Apricot Appeal, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Ink:  Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point, So Saffron
brads, dimensionals

Off to stamp some more!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

PTT #8

 Isn't this little guy just too cute!?!
Here we have Stitchy Bear all dressed up as the Easter Bunny with his fuzzy, white floppy ears. He is off to deliver eggs (chocolate, of course, what other kind is there?) to his friends!

Well it's Tuesday, so you must consider joining us at Party Time Tuesdays for some Spring fun!  you will want to check out all the cuteness the design team has in store for you!

PTT #8:
Digital image: Stitchy Bear
Stamps:  Well Scripted
Paper:  Gina K PL white, Garden Green, Creamy Caramel
Ink:  black
Misc:  Sizzix grass die, Nestabilities, Copics, gel pens, Fun Flock, dimensionals
Off to stamp some more!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Pussy willows

 We are celebrating Spring over at the
Stamps R Us Challenge Blog!  Please come and join us and share with us your springtime creations!

 My card features a digital stamp from Tiffany Doodles.  This image brings back a childhood memory of one of my favorite signs of spring:  cute and fuzzy pussy willow branches (kittens on a stick!)! I still get excited when I see them now!

Pussy willows:
Digital stamp:  Tiffany Doodles
Paper:  SU: Blushing Bride,  Cool Caribbean, black, Whisper White
Ink: SU marker/inkpad: Going Gray, Copics
Misc:  border punch, ribbon
Off to stamp some more!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

jingle all the way

 There is a fun sketch being offered over at
jingle belles, one of my favorite weekend inspiration stops.   I went with a homespun look to my card with lots of texture!  I like the way this one turned out.  It's very different from the other cards I have in my stash so far.

jingle all the way:
Stamps:  SU: Christmas Classics
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Naturals Ivory, Garden Green
Ink: black, SU Markers: Garden Green, Riding Hood Red, Encore gold
Misc:  Pearl Ex gold, buttons, linen thread, ribbons, punch
Off to stamp some more!

Silver Patterned Pines

 We're on challenge #12 over at CraftyHazelnut's challenge blog. Hazel's challenge this week is to use silver on your Christmas card.  I kept my color combo to white, navy and silver for this CAS card.  I like the way this turned out and am happy to add it to my stash of Christmas cards!

Silver Patterned Pines:
Stamps:  SU: Patterned Pines
Paper:  Night of Navy, Whisper White, Brushed Silver
Ink:  Encore: silver
Misc:  Cuttlebug embossing folder: Snowflake, Pearl Ex: silver, Sizzix: Top Note Die, ribbon, brads

* Edited to add that I entered this card in the challenge over at Bah! Humbug! 
Anew challenge site to me and I hope to revisit again!

Off to stamp some more!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Three Shades of Green

 I made this card for a color challenge and needed to use three shades of green.  Check it out:  Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, and Sage Shadow!  The DSP from SU had all three colors in this patterned piece.  A perfect card to post on St. Patrick's Day!

The little swirly piece is cut from a Shapeabilities die.  And Stickles were added to the shamrocks for some sparkle.  (I didn't even wait for the glitter glue to dry before taking the photo!)

Three Shades of Green:
Stamps:  Printworks
Paper:  Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Sage Shadow, DSP: Wintergreen
Ink:  Always Artichoke
Misc:  Shapeabilities: Fanciful Holiday, Stickles, dimensionals

 Off to stamp some more!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Best Blossoms

 If you didn't know that I like polka dots, then this card would certainly convince you!  LOL!  This CAS card just makes me smile.  Is it the ice cream colors or the sweet posy or most likely all the dots and spots!

Best Blossoms:
Stamps:  Best Blossoms
Paper:  PTI white, SU: Blushing Bride, DSP: Holiday Happenings
Ink:  Early Espresso, Old Olive
Misc:  felt flowers, punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder: Polka Dots

Off to stamp some more!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Rainbow's End

Hello everyone!  Do you know what time it is?  It's time to party at Party Time Tuesdays!  We are on challenge #7, which is to:
1.  use shamrocks
2.  follow the sketch given and
3.  make it an easel card!
You can read all the details for this exciting challenge and more at Party Time Tuesdays!

Rainbow's End:
Stamps:  Printworks
Digi:  Baby Bud Designs
Paper:  SU: garden Green, black, Whisper White, DSP: Delicate Dots
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Misc:  ribbon, punches, felt flowers - Circle B,
Off to stamp some more!

Monday, March 14, 2011

CP Sketch 106

Card Patterns is a weekly sketch blog that came to my attention recently and I finally had time to play along.  I reversed the sketch (on purpose!) because it fit better with my image.

This was a fun sketch to work with and I hope to play along with the challenges more often.  I'm not sure why I went with Autumn colors for this card, other than I am tired of cold, wind, and snow and chose colors that I like, which is the fall-ish colors.

I should mention that the image was stamped twice.  Once in Chocolate Chip ink and then again in Apricot Appeal, just a little off from the first image to make a slight shadow.  I love that look with silhouette stamps, but not sure if you can see the AA shadow in the photo.

CP Sketch 106:
Stamps:  Upsy Daisy, So Many Sayings
Paper:  Apricot Appeal, Chocolate Chip, DSP: Autumn Spice
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Apricot Appeal
Misc:  buttons, Baker's Twine, Nestibilities, punches, dimensionals
Off to stamp some more!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Christmas Gold

I'm working on my weekend Christmas card challenges and this one is for: CHNC Challenge 11: Go For Gold! 

 My card turned out nothing like I had originally planned!  But I love how it eventually turned out nevertheless.  I went to bed last night thinking about how I would be making this card today.   I must have dreamed about supplies I don't even own, because I had to make this card totally different!  LOL!

Christmas Gold:
Stamps:  Embossing Arts Co.
Paper:  Gina K PL ivory, Always Artichoke, gold glossy, SU DSP: Holiday Harmony
Ink:  Always Artichoke
Misc:  metal dot, bow, gold pearls, MS punch
Off to stamp some more!

"Cool" Yule

 I am positively giddy with excitement over this week's jingle belles challenge and here's why:

Leslie from The Crooked Stamper is this week's guest hostess!  She is one delightful and talented stamper that can also tickle your funny bone!

Leslie chose a nontraditional color combo for the challenge: Kraft, White, and Pale Blue, and made an awesome card!  Check it out here:  and here:

After a lot of thought, here is what I came up with.  I sure hope I did Leslie proud!

"Cool" Yule:
Stamps:  great impressions, A Muse
Paper:  Kraft, Bashful Blue, DSP: Holiday Lounge, PTI white
Ink:  Brilliance: Pearlescent Sky Blue
Misc:  pearls, dimensionals
Off to stamp some more!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Another Sketch: TG010

 Another fun sketch from Tiffany at iheartart!
Just want you to know that I do have rounded corners on both panels, but when I added the sentiment - (oops!) - the rounded corner got covered up!

I had fun searching through my stash of DSP to find some prints to coordinate with these awesome seahorse stickers!

Here are some additional details:
Stamps:  Love You Much
Paper:  PTI white, SU:  Chocolate Chip, DSP: Afternoon Tea, Prints
Misc:  K&Company stickers
 Off to stamp some more!

Sketch #35

I always look forward to playing along over at Friday Mashup!   The sketch above is their challenge for this week.

My colors were chosen by using the SU Color Coach, which I tend to forget about.  I also used some other toys to make this card:  Nestibilities, a Martha Stewart border punch, and a Sizzix embossing folder.  What fun it is to play!

Sketch #35:
Stamps:  Sweet Summer
Paper:  PTI white, SU:  Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant
Ink:  Old Olive
Misc:  ribbon, button, rhinestones, dimensionals

Off to stamp some more!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Used it on Tuesday, Posted it on Wednesday!!

 It's so much fun to find new (at least to me!) challenge blogs!  Use it Tuesday is on Challenge #3, and I'm jumping in to join the fun to use their sketch and my hoarded supplies!

Here is their sketch!

Challenge #3:
Stamps:  SU: Best Yet
Paper:  PTI white, SU: Taken With Teal , Simply Scrappin' Kit: U R Sweet (or is it U R Cute?, first time cutting into the DSP!)
Ink:  black
Misc:  (AKA hoarded supplies):  rub ons, slide frame, Pretties Kit, velvet ribbon
Off to stamp some more!


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