Saturday, December 31, 2011

Birthday Girl

Hi there, happy Saturday! Well, here is my last card of the year. This is for the challenge at the MFT Forum, the winner gets to be guest designer next month with awesome new goodies! The challenge is paper piecing, so I pieced her little dress and balloon. I am using some gorgeous Graphic 45 paper and this darling Pure Innocence image, I love these stamps, they always make me smile. I also used a couple of MFT dies, the bracket die for the sentiment and the fun fence die, it even has woodgrain embossing, how cool! I added a few Wild Orchid flowers and some stitching. Well that's it for me today, thank you so much again for your visits, hope you have a wonderful 2012. :)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Goodbye 2011

I have noticed a lot of girls posting their favorite projects from this year. It has been fun looking back with them, and I wanted to do the same, so here are a few of my favorites from this year.

Thank you so much for all of your visits, I have met some wonderful new friends in the blogging world, I am thankful for you all. May you have a wonderful 2012! :)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Flourishes Perfect Pair Challenge

Ok, I'm back with my card for Flourishes second challenge for December's release. Play along and you have a chance to win the entire release, how awesome is that? This challenge is an inspiration color challenge. Here is the photo, use the colors light green, deep rose, and tan. Can you believe I actually had tan flowers?For my card I used this beautiful sentiment from the Life Lines set. I added a little sponging, some fabulous vintage lace, and this gorgeous moth from Pink Paislee. Check out all of the deets for the challenge here. Ok, that's it for me, thank you so much for visiting me today, have a wonderful weekend. :)

Flourishes Night & Day Challenge

Hi there! It's release time at Flourishes again, time for a couple of fun challenges. My card is for the first challenge, Night & Day, show a time of day on your card.

For my card, I used one of my favorites again, Sweet Days of Summer. I sponged the background to give the look that the kiddies are playing in the water late until almost dusk. You can check out all of the details of the challenge here.

Ok, I'm off to tackle the next challenge, using the colors of pears, to match the new gorgeous Pears stamp set. See ya in a little bit.

Monday, December 12, 2011

My baby girl's birthday

Hi, I'm back with my second post. This card is for my daughter's birthday today. She is too old for little cutesie cards now, so I went with this gorgeous birthday cake from Flourishes Let Them Eat Cake set, give her something more grown up. The cake and stand were heat embossed with clear powder and I added a little bling in the bottom corner. A sweet heart border punch and my background paper is from Authentique, I've been hoarding it and finally broke it out, lol. I am entering my card the Feminine Flair Challenge at Flourishes this week. Ok, that's it for me today, thank you so much for stopping by, have a great week! :)

Kindred Spirits

Hello, hope you had a nice weekend. I've got a card for this week's Timeless Tuesday challenge at Flourishes. This week was a sketch:I used the Sweet Days of Summer set, I think this may be my favorite set from Flourishes, I just love the sweet silhouette images. I stamped a wallpaper background stamp in yellow, then stamped the image and sentiment over that. Some gorgeous My Minds Eye paper and a little vintage lace to finish it off. I'll be back in a little while with another card using a Flourishes set, today is my daughter's birthday and I'm going to work on her card while she is out.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

simply delightful

Hi! Hope your weekend is going well. I am playing along with a brand new challenge, Runway Inspired, where they use fashion to find inspiration. I love inspiration challenges! Here is the first inspiration photo:
I kept the CAS look with my card and gold embossed this fabulous medallion stamp to mimic the Versace logo and added a couple of soft yellow butterflies. All of my stamps are from The Craft's Meow. Pretty quick and easy. That's it for me today, thanks so much for stopping by. :)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Merry Christmas

Hi there! I'm back with my second card today. For this one, I am playing along with this week's My Favorite Things sketch challenge, LOVE this sketch and will definitely use it again.

I used Clearly Sentimental About Christmas from MFT, it has so many beautiful holiday sentiments, love it! My paper is from Making Memories, I found a couple of packs after Christmas last year for a buck each, yay! Ok, I'm off, got some household chores to take care of, have a great day :)

peace. love. joy.

Happy happy Sunday! Hope your weekend is going well. Today I am playing along with Market Street Stamps Block Party. Just make a project with Market Street Stamps and link up, easy peasy! Also, they have a new release with beautiful holiday images, check it out.

For my card I decided to go clean and simple, I used Joyful Snowman and popped him up on some icy blue dp that looks like swirling wind ;) I added the sentiment and some zigzag stitching, pretty quick for mass producing some cards. Thanks for popping by, I'll be back in a bit with one more card. :)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Warm Winter Wishes

Hi! I'm back with my second post today. Pumpkin Spice is having a DT call, so of course I am trying out for it! Pumpkin Spice is where I now get my papers, all products are at least 30% off, with no coupon required, plus they have super fast shipping. How awesome would that be to be on the DT of a company that you know and love? They are asking for anything, any color, anything that makes you smile. Well, I just adore snowmen, and this one from MFT definitely makes me smile. Isn't he just the sweetest? He is colored with Prismacolor pencils and his scarf is paper pieced. My papers are from Cosmo Cricket's Jolly by Golly line, I love this collection, I love anything Cosmo Cricket! ;) I added some die cut snowflakes and icicles, how fun! The size of the finished card is 5x5. You can check out all of the details for the call here. Thanks so much for stopping by to see me, crossing my fingers, wish me luck! :)

Also, I am going to enter my card into the Winter-Holiday challenge at Little Scrap Pieces. :)

Happy thoughts are coming your way

Hi, happy Saturday! I have a sweet little tag to share today, it's for December's Guest Designer Contest in the My Favorite Things forums over at SCS. The theme is Play Tag, I had so much fun making my tag! I started with a hand cut tag and embossed it with my swirl folder, kinda looks like wind, huh? ;) I used this darling Pure Innocence image, Aim High, eek! Isn't she just the sweetest! I paper pieced her dress and kite, and colored her hair and body with Prismacolor pencils. I also used some of MFT's Die'namics: the Flat-Bottom Cloud, Fresh Cut Grass, and the Bracket Tab for the sentiment. A little pink twine for kite string, and that's it. Thank you so much for popping by for a peek, have a great weekend! :)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

We Wish You A Merry Christmas

I'm back with my second card for JustRite's Christmas Challenge. For this card I used the ornament stamp from Vintage Christmas. I painted the image with Twinkling H2O's, I love these sparkly paints! They have a little shimmer that is just perfect. I used a little vintage lace, some sponging, and some stitching. My old sewing machine is having a fit so I don't use it often, but broke it out tonight, and put it quickly back, it's still giving me a hard time, lol. I used some awesome May Arts twill ribbon, and embossed the round sentiment in gold powder. That's it for tonight, thank you so much for stopping by to see me :)

Let Heaven and Nature Sing...

Hi, happy Wednesday! Wow, it's been awhile since I have posted, just haven't had any mojo lately. When it rains, it pours, had a lot going on here, and none of it good, so I've just been kinda bummed lately. Anyway, trying to get back into things and what better way then with JustRite's last challenge of the year, make something Christmas. So I broke out my very favorite Christmas stamp, the cardinal from Christmas Treasures, my most used during the holidays, I love it! My image is colored with Prismacolor pencils, and I had this cardinal paper, just enough left how perfect! I have one more card for the challenge coming up shortly as soon as my batteries get enough juice, lol.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Christmas Blessings

Hi! I'm playing along with this week's Mojo Monday sketch. My sentiment is Christmas Blessings, a Plain Jane from Verve. I actually bought this stamp when it first came out last year, then some how lost it before I ever got a chance to ink it up. So I had to buy it again this year, I love that font!

For my background, I wanted to try something new to me. I stamped snowflakes from Glad Tidings onto watercolor paper and embossed them with clear powder, then painted over it with watercolor paint, I then stamped a large music background stamp over that. I love the wide striped ribbon from Stampin' Up. Well that's it for me today, hubby wants a lazy, watch movie day :) Thanks so much for popping by!

Friday, November 11, 2011


Happy, happy Friday! I am playing along with Flourishes noon time challenge from yesterday, The Christmas Sweets, use the colors red, white, and soft green. I don't really have a Christmas image that I thought fit those colors, and the challenge didn't say it had to be holiday or Christmas, so I hope I'm ok. :) I used my Windows to the World set, ah, I love this set the windows are so beautiful! I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils ,added some beautiful Stampin' Up ribbon, and a large brad. Check out the challenge here. Thank you so much for popping by for a peek, have a great weekend! :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tag You're It!

It's release week at Flourishes stamps, and I am playing along with yesterday's noon time challenge to make a tag. I cut a tag from a manila folder and inked up the gorgeous Paperwhites set, Flourishes has the most beautiful flowers! I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and sponged up the edges. I have a bottle of Graphite Glimmer Mist, I guess I was a little too close because I got a few large blobs, but I'm still happy with how it turned out. A little vintage lace, and that's it. Don't forget to check out this and the today's noon time challenge here. Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #143 ~ A new technique!

Hello! It is release week at Flourishes, they are already previewing the new holiday stamps, and oh my are they ever gorgeous! I am playing along with this week's Timeless Tuesday challenge, Double embossing. Beate has an amazing tutorial for it with a gorgeous card here. I have never tried this technique before and after seeing all of the DT cards I was excited to try it. For my double embossing I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder and a large oval Spellbinders die. My cake is from the Let Them Eat Cake set, I heat embossed it in white and then sponged over in pink. That's it for me today, check out all of the new goodies and the challenges at Flourishes here. Have a great day! :)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Let there be Peace on Earth

Hi there, I'm back with another card for JustRite's Christmas Linky Party. For this card I used this beautiful image from Christmas Treasures, (on sale now too!) Both the image and the border are embossed in gold, the background is dry embossed. I added a piece of sparkly scrap paper, a little distress ink on the edges, and that's it.

Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today! :)

Let Heaven and Nature Sing...

Hi there! Wow, I'm back with my third post today, I've just been stamping all day, lol! I made another card for JustRite's Christmas Linky Party. I just couldn't let the party end without using one of my favorite stamps. I love cardinals, and this stamp is beautiful! My image is colored with Prismacolor pencils and I used an embossing folder for a faux letterpress technique. I think even without the bow and layers to make the card easier for mailing, the card would still look very nice. I may have another card in me today, we will see, lol. Thanks so much for stopping in. :)

Christmas Tags

Good afternoon! I'm back with my second post today. The JustRite Linky Party is still going on, so you still have time to link up and check out all the fabulous inspiration!

I adore snowmen, I try to find some kind of snowman to add to my holiday decorations every year. I am determined to make my tags this year and am getting started now with my these darling snowmen from JustRite Stamps. I stamped them onto kraft, I love kraft! And colored them with Prismacolor pencils, I love the look and will definitely try coloring on kraft some more. Well, that's it for me today, thank you so much for taking the time to visit, have a wonderful day. :)

Merry Christmas

Good morning! I'm sharing a card that I made for the Snowy Delights challenge at Flourishes, capture that snowy sparkly feeling on your card. I used this gorgeous wreath from Flourishes stamped in blue and colored in different shades of blue. It doesn't show up well in the photograph, but I used glitters in blue, silver, and white. I love CAS cards for the holidays, so much easier to mail, and I love the blue and white combo. Thanks so much for taking a peek, have a great week! :)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

JustRite Christmas Linky Party

Happy Saturday! I am sharing a card today that I made for JustRite's Christmas Linky Party. Use JustRite stamps on a Christmas project and link it up! I used Santa from the Vintage Christmas set, I love this Santa! For my background, I stamped the snowflakes from Whimsical Christmas and embossed then sponged and distressed for a vintage look. I colored my image with Prismacolor pencils and added some fabby Stampin' Up ribbon. That's it for now, check out all of the other projects linked up here. Thanks for popping by, have an awesome weekend! :)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Happiness Is...

Hello and happy Friday! I'm back with a quick post. My card today is for the challenge over at Do You Stack Up, the challenge is to use the color teal. I used a couple of sets from one of my new favorite companies, The Crafts Meow. I am using Lynn Miller's sketch that is up at The Craft's Meow this month. Ok, that's it for me today, there are a couple other challenges that I would like to play in, if I can find my mojo. Have a great weekend. :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Winner!

Hi there! Just popping by to quickly post the winner of the Copic Coloring Guide. Mr. chose, and the winner is:

Ann Schach! Big congrats!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A couple of There She Goes stamps

Hi! I just wanted to share a couple of cards I made using some There She Goes Stamps sets. I used Pumpkins On The Vine and Freeze The Moment, aren't the little girls just the cutest? They are both colored with Prisma color pencils. I would like to enter this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp, which is Anything Goes. These were both quick and pretty CAS, and I would like to also enter the coloring challenge at CAS-ual Fridays. Thanks for popping by! :)

Edited to add: Oops forgot to mention the giveaway for the Copic book here, ends at the end of the month! :)

Friday, October 21, 2011

I ruff you!

Happy Friday! I have a quick post, I am playing along with this weeks CAS-Fridays challenge, use any medium to color your image. I am using Prismacolor pencils for mine. The image is from the Puppy Love set from There She Goes stamps.

Don't forget the book giveaway on this post. Have a wonderful weekend! :)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A couple more Hope You Can Cling To cards

Hi there! I got a couple more cards done for the Hope You Can Cling To challenges at SCS. You can check out all of the info here.

Don't forget the book giveaway here. Thanks for stopping by! :)