Sunday, December 25, 2011

Have Your Elf a Merry Little Christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!  I know you're enjoying time with your families for those that celebrate Christmas but just in case you make it into blog land I thought I'd share one last Christmas card with you today ... my wish to all of you.

Just a quick run down of supplies ... paper Cloud 9, punch SU's scallop trim border punch.  Elf and sentiment from Stampendous, tree from SU's Snow Much Fun.  Puff looking stuff on the elf is Liquid Pearl and it was colored with SU markers.  Have a wonderful holiday.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree

I had the idea for this card using the trees from the cricut cart Winter Frolic but executing it was a different story.  I went through several different layouts before figuring out what I really wanted and the missing piece was the doily. 

I bought a pack of those paper doilies you find in the baking section because I thought it would add some nice texture to a card.  The trees were cut at 3 1/2 inches and the little star I punched with my EK Success punch.  The hill the trees are on I hand cut. Then hand cut the white shadow to mimic snow.  Since the trees are bent I wanted something to simulate wind so I added the Flourish from Home Decor cart cut at 1 1/4.  The paper is from Cloud 9 stack and the dry embossing is a cuttlebug folder.  Only   days till Christmas.  Are you ready?

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Faux Pocket Card

I had set out to make this into an actual pocket card but the more I thought about it the more I thought my family wouldn't pull the insert out they would probably try to open it like a regular card tearing it all apart so that's when I decided to do all the cuts like a pocket card but leave the bottom flap so it can be opened like a regular card.
Wow did that make sense?  I folded the card base like I would any other time.  Opened it back up and the cut 1 1/2 inches down the fold.  I then folded the front edge down and used my round corner punch on the edges.  I covered the front with DCWV Christmas DP and cut a poinsettia from Joys of the Season cart at 2 1/2 inches, added a brad and spritzed it with some shimmer spray.
I then cut my white panel small enough to look like an insert and matted it with SU always artichoke.  I made sure to stamp the bird at the top so it would stick out over the faux pocket along with the first sentiment.  The inside sentiment was stamped lower hidden behind the flap.  The image and sentiments are SU Beautiful Season set.  This card means a lot to me because it brings back memories of my Grandmother, who I've mentioned before on this blog loved birds.   One memory I have is how she always had bird ornaments hanging on her Christmas tree and so I've added a cardinal ornament to mine in memory of her.  I miss you Grandma... this cards for you.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like today's post. 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Gifts of Joy to You

Every year I make my mom some sort of gift card holder or money holder she can use for the family gifts.  Well this year I asked her if it was OK if I just made a standard card but gift themed.  I can't take credit for the layout because I got it from the SU Holiday mini. 

The stamp is Bella and the sentiment is SU's set Gifts of Joy that I punched out with the designer label punch.  I colored the Bella with markers and the papers are DCWV and the Paper Company.  Like I mentioned last week I have some covered comp books to share with you.

The first comp book I covered seemed to take me forever but as I got the hang of it it went much faster.  On the bottom... I covered that one with old DCWV papers getting the color scheme from the stickers used.  The stickers are Studio G stickers from Walmart for $.97.  I also made a post it holder to match using the same stickers and papers.
Top left ... I found the wooden Friends sentiment at Michael's in the dollar bin so I grabbed 3 of them not sure what I was going to do with it.  It fit perfectly up the side of the notebook.  The coffee pot and cup are cut From My Kitchen cart and the little sentiment is from Verve Delightful and Delicious set, also used with the post it holder to match this book.
Top right ... What's cookin'  All the cuts are made From My Kitchen cart except the sentiment which I used A Child's Year for the letters. I picked up some recipe cards at Michael's in the dollar bin and that's where I got the idea for this book using one of the cards on the front.  The post it note holder uses the sentiment and image from SU's Voila set.

I hope you enjoyed these, it was something different for me.  Next week a Faux pocket card.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Leftover Turkey

I know Thanksgiving is over and you've probably had your fill of turkey and are wondering what to do with all the leftovers in your fridge but I have one more fall card to share with you before I start my Christmas projects.  Poor little Turkey Lurkey here was a last minute fall card.  Really easy to do.  I believe the layout was a Mojo sketch.

The dp is DCWV and the sentiment and turkey are from Verve's  Bountiful Harvest set.  I colored the turkey with SU markers.  It doesn't show in the picture but the floral panel has all kinds of glitter on it.  This post was scheduled early because as you're reading this I'm in the middle of decorating for Christmas.  That's our tradition to decorate the weekend after Thanksgiving.  I can't even share any Black Friday deals I may have got because it hasn't happened yet.  I hope you got some great deals.  Well till next week.... I have covered comp books ready to go for my next post.  See you then.

Let the Christmas Season begin ...

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Harvest Blessings

Here's another example of Spring meets Fall.  The stamp set used is SU Fabulous Florets that debuted in the Spring Mini I believe.  I stamped the flower with versamark on some Really Rust SU paper, heat embossed with clear powder and Voila ... Fall flower.  I stamped the leaves with Early Expresso and I pop dotted the flower to give it some dimension.  The dp (DCWV) behind looks like its one long panel but actually its 2 seperate panels trimmed with the scallop trim border punch SU.  The sentiment is from Verve Bountiful Harvest set punched out with the Designer Label punch SU.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and for those Black Friday shoppers ... Good Luck!  See you next week.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Totally Nuts

Do you like the title? That's how I feel sometimes LOL.  Although I left off part of the sentiment... Totally Nuts for You.  This is a new Studio G set I picked up at Walmart for $.97.  I've seen many a cricut squirrel card done with similar sayings so I was thrilled to find this sentiment so I could make one too.

I used Mojo207 for the layout which gave me a chance to use some more dp from DCWV Harvest Gathering stack.  I thought the tree dp was a perfect pair to go with the squirrel image.  I embossed the 2 layers with a Sizzix folder.  The squirrel from Winter Woodlands cart was cut at 2 1/2 in and then rubbed with some SU chocolate chip ink.  I didn't like the little acorn cut from this cart so I just stamped the acorn that came in the Studio G set on some kraft paper and cut it out.  The sentiment was punched with SU's curly label punch.  Thanks for stopping by. 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Autumn is the Second Spring

I love this sentiment especially since Fall is my favorite time of year, so that's why I used it as the main focal point on this card.

The stamp is from The Paper Company set Autumn Harvest along with the image.  I couldn't wait to put these colors together. I love the way SU's new Pool Party looks with the yellow mustard color.  The patterned paper is DCWV new Autumn stack Harvest Gathering.  I had originally stamped some leaves and cut them out but I thought it looked too sloppy so I decided to cut some leaves with the cricut A Child's Year cart at 1 1/4in.  To give the leaves a little bit of texture I stamped the leaves from SU's set French Foilage over top.  The pool party panel is embossed with a Sizzix folder and edged with SU's scallop trim border punch.  I think this one is my favorite of the fall cards I've done this year. I hope you liked it too.  See you next week.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

To Be Frank - I Love Halloween

Happy Halloween!! I know I'm a day early but I only post on Sundays so ... Poor little Frankie here just wants to have a good time on Halloween, he's not trying to scare the kiddies, why he's even cracking a little smile.

This is the best $1 stamp I've ever bought. First because its too cute and second because it fits me to a tee. LOL  This card is a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 square.  I know its an odd size but I don't have envelopes to fit a 5in square and this size will fit into the card envelopes perfectly.  The dp on the card is none other than DCWV.  The stamp was picked up at Michaels last year in the dollar bin.  He's colored with SU markers and I added a little striping to his patch on his shirt.  And why not throw in a little drippy goo for good measure (punch by Martha Stewart)   Have a safe and hauntingly good Halloween.  See ya next month.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

And Boo to You Too

When I made today's card the first thing I thought of was It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown when you see the back of Snoopy rising out of the pumpkin patch and Linus passes out.  A classic.  Again I used the Halloween stamp set from Recollections.  Its become my new favorite set and I paired it with the pumpkins from Verve's set Bountiful Harvest.

The papers are DCWV Ghosts and Goblins mat stack.  I love the pumpkin, gray and cream combo.  I stamped the ghost cut him out and did the same with the pumpkins after I colored them with SU markers.  I added a little bling to the pumpkins with some lime and yellow stickles. 

I hope you enjoyed today's card and before I go I wanted to share with you a Halloween card my little budding artist made for Daddy.  The only thing I did was cut the paper and fold it and help him punch the circle.  Everything else he did on his own.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

We're Off to Find the Witch's House

Who's house? The witch's house.  We're off to find the witch's house, but we're not afraid.  No we're not afraid.  This is one of my son's favorite books and has us read it often, even if its not Halloween.  So how about a Witch card for today. 

This is another image from the Halloween Recollection set from Michaels.  I colored her with the new SU marker Wisteria Wonder.  I didn't think I was going to like this color but I do.  The SU book really doesn't do it justice and I think pairing it with gray and yellow is a pretty good color combo.  I embossed the wisteria layer with Tim Holtz Damask folder.  The yellow glitzy paper is from DCWV and on top of that I threw in a little cricut with the scary tree from Celebrate with Flourish cut at 4in. I chalked the edges of the moon to give it a little more color.  The purple strip was some left over dp that I thought matched well and added the scallop border punch to it.  I'll also share the inside of today's card with you. 

I decorated the inside with some dp scraps and stamped the little skull in the corner, also from the same Recollection set.
 ... We're knocking on the witch's door.  Who's door? The witch's door .... There she is- she's standing there! She's standing where? She's standing there! There she is - she's standing there! and we all scream TRICK OR TREAT!

Well I'm off to find the witch's house so you have a great day.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Haunting We Will Go ... Mini Halloween Album and Scrapbook pg

You know how they have CAS for Clean and Simple cards well I'm going to come up with my own abbreviation ... QAE for Quick and Easy scrapbook page.  This page was so simple to do mainly because it was already sectioned off into squares as the design.

All I did was add some dp to break up the plain colored squares, section off where I wanted my photos to go.  Added some 3 dimensional stickers, a little stamping and one cricut cut.  It took a matter of minutes to put together.  Now on to the mini album ... this post has many pics

When I originally had the idea to do this album I was going to make everything from the Cricut to embellish it then I started digging through my enormous stash and found a HUGE amount of Halloween stickers that I just haven't been able to part with.  I know it seems using stickers on anything now is so taboo.  But I hope you like the way this turned out. 
All the papers are from Cloud 9 Season stack that I picked up at Joanns last year.  The house shape was cut with the cricut using Kate's ABC cart and the house image cut at 5 1/2.  The inside flap here will hold a 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. picture.
The next pages gives you a little journaling block with Mrs Frankie there and a place to hold a 3x4 in. picture.  I sponged the edges with Tim Holtz tea dye ink distress ink.  I'm sorry I can't tell you the name of all the stickers I used for this but I've had them so long none are in their original packaging.
This spot is big enough for a 3 x 3 1/2 in. picture.  So are you rethinking your sticker stash?  You know you have one.  Go ahead dig into it.  I won't tell.
Almost done now.  This one will hold a 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 inch pic and I left it so the picture will fit up under the scallop the witch is on.  One last page to go.
You have here a little journaling block under the flying witch and another space for a 3x3 pic.  For the stickers that are sticking up above the house or off the edge somewhere I rubbed a cottonball on the back of them so they won't stick to anything else but where I have them.  So now go on and get to making your own little album.  This one only took 2 1/2 hours to complete so I know you can do it too.  Happy Haunting.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Have a Fang-Tabulous Halloween

Well its my favorite time of the year and instead of being a month early with my Halloween posts like last year I tried to control myself and wait till October.... woo hoo its time.  I tried to mix it up a bit.  Last year was all about the witches but this year I've got vampires, ghosts, Frankie and a witch thrown in for good measure.  Not to mention I did a Halloween scrapbook album that I will post next week along with a quick and easy scrapbook page.  So onto today's card.

This vampire is from a Recollection set I picked up at Michaels.  I would post the name but it doesn't have one on the package.  Its a cling rubber set that I used for most of the Halloween projects this month.  Old Edward here (yes I named the vampire Edward, aren't all good vamps named Edward?)has been colored with SU markers.  The patterned paper is DCWV new Halloween stack Ghosts and Goblins.  I dry embossed the black bg with a Tim Holtz folder Damask.  Of course it wouldn't be complete with out Martha's drippy goo punch.  Make sure to stop back next Sunday to see the mini Halloween album and scrapbook page.  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Squares Galore ... You're on my Mind

Do you have a lot of dp scraps laying around?  Well today's card is the perfect way to use them up.  It's all about the squares ...

I punched the squares out at 1 1/2 in.  You need about 3 of each of 4 patterns, at least that's what I found was a good amount for an even design.  When I started to lay them out I found I had to overlap some of the squares but by placing the large image in the center its not noticable.  All the dp is from All Dressed Up DCWV stack.  I've used that paper quite a bit recently, hence the pile of scraps.  The center image is SU Upsy Daisy which I stamped in Baja Breeze ink.  Layering the image with black and baja and repeating the same for the sentiment.

I hope you liked today's card.  Are you ready for Halloween?  Have you started on your cards?  Ahh my favorite time of year ... watch out for some bewitching cards next month.  See you then.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

3 Cards for the Price of One

How about 3 cards for today.  Instead of spreading this out over 2 or 3 weeks I thought I'd show all the cards I made with one set (Sewing by TPC Studio bought at Joanns).  I'm trying something a little different.  It won't be like this all the time but I would hate for my readers to get bored with the same type of posts week in and week out, since I'm only posting once a week now.  By the way is everyone liking the 1 per week or does it matter?  Well let's get to the card making.

A Rainbow of Color ... The layout for this card was a sketch on SCS.  I can never get those done on time anymore so I just add them to my sketch book and refer to as needed.  I think the spool of thread in this set is cute and decided to add one on each of the panels.  I colored them with SU markers crushed curry, pacific point, melon mambo and the green is colored with Bic mark its.  I tried to layer each panel with the same color but its hard to see.  The pin cushion was colored with tombow markers.  Border is done with SU scallop trim border punch.

1 card 2 versions ... The next set of cards are identical except for the paper and color scheme.  The first is more elegant or fancy using the same spool of thread stamp.  I cut the card as if I was making a card with the fold at the top, then I cut an inch and a half off the bottom top layer and turned the card on its side.

The black layer is embossed with Tim Holtz folder and the pattern paper is from the DCWV All Dressed Up Stack.  I grabbed scraps for the border in the center which is baja breeze. The same color I used to color the thread.  The little white buttons were cut from the SU embosslit Sweet Buttons.  Inside is stamped the same sentiment from the other card ... Friendships are sewn one stitch at a time. 

This version is a little more fun with the diamonds embossing on the mambo layer and the orange DP from the Summer DCWV stack.   The color inspiration came from the small strip that is on the side of the card with the pink, orange and white flowers, also DCWV paper.  I added the same buttons from the SU embosslit.

So which one is your favorite?  Thanks for dropping by.  Hope to see you again next week.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunshine ... Inside and Out

August was quite the month for us.  It seemed like when one issue was done being dealt with something else happened.  The sentiment on today's card couldn't be more fitting for what we went through.... Wherever you go, no matter the weather, always bring your own SUNSHINE.  This sentiment is from Verve Blue Skies set and my goal was to showcase it on a card. 

Here's how it was made. The base was covered with some Kraft paper from Joann's.  I had the yellow plaid from a very old DCWV mat stack.  The scalloped edge is from SU scallop trim border punch.  The blue panel is embossed with the cuttlebug and I forget the name of the folder. The sunshine and clouds are from the cricut lite cart Celebrate with Flourish.  Did you know Walmart had those on sale for $20.  Well a girl can't pass up a sale. The sun and clouds were cut out at 3 1/2 inches.  The ribbon, oh how I'm trying to use up some of my ribbon.  Anyone who visits frequently will know my love hate relationship with bows.  So I made a faux bow today.  I took the brad wrapped the prongs around the ribbon and Voila...a bow.  The mushroom is from SU's Unfrogettable set and was a last minute add on for a pop of color ... is it too much?  Maybe.   Oh and I actually did the inside of the card too.  Nothing really fancy but that is my new goal, not to leave the insides blank.  I mean why else am I saving all these scraps. I might as well use them.

The little bird is a Verve stamp from Wordy Birds set.  Thanks for stopping today.  Don't forget to check out the winner's post to see if you won last week's blog candy.

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I just wanted to add that I FINALLY added a follow by email link on my blog in the sidebar.  I've had a couple people request that and I never got around to adding it but its there now so I hope that makes it easier for some people.  Have a great day!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

100 ... I Think Someone Deserves some Candy

Can you believe the summer is over, tomorrow is Labor Day and my son is an official first grader.  I don't know where the time has gone.  So I wake up one day pop on my blog and see I have finally reached 100 followers.  I have to say I was very excited.  I know many say why does it matter who follows or not.  I'm just glad someone is reading it.  I'm hoping that you find a little inspriation here.  I'm not big on techniques and I don't really do anything fancy.  I just do what I love, play with paper. lol  No wonder I loved coloring so much as a kid.  So to say Thank You to all you wonderful blog readers out there I'm giving away a little blog candy  Here's what you have to do.  Leave a comment on this post and please leave me a way to contact you.  I'd love to hear how you found my blog.  Make sure you check back next Sunday to see if you won.  So here's what I have 

A little bit of everything.  First off a great book with ideas and sketches from Cardmaker's, some Brenda Walton 6x6 paper and matching embossed label stickers (great for scrapbooking or to embellish the inside of a card), some chipboard accents by colorbok, a stamp set from scrappy cat and some cuttlekid alpha dies.  Don't worry if you don't have a cuttlekid machine as long as you have a cuttlebug they work just fine.  If you have a blog and post a link to my candy that would be great but its not a requirement. 

How about a little card for today too.  Can I just say I love the Cricut Magazine and I owe it all to my friend Sarah who I talk about often on here for getting me a subscription for my birthday.  I will say the magazine however is bad for my wallet.  It makes me want way more cartridges than I really need.  The following card is a case from the June/July issue.  I changed it up by adding a sentiment instead of making it a party invite and I changed the colors.  But because of that card it just sealed the deal that I had to get the Forever Young cartridge and the rest is history so they say.  Here's the card

All the papers are from DCWV All Dressed Up Stack.  The models were all cut out at 3 inches.  The sentiment is from SU.  Thanks for stopping by and don't forget about the blog candy.  Winner will be announced on Sunday Sept 11.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Blue Skies

My last post for August.  Who knew this summer would fly by so quickly.  This post will be just as quick.  Today is all about blue and orange... a color challenge.  Did you do your card Sarah?  Anyway, I ran right to my stash of DCWV papers and pulled what I thought went together well.  The striped paper is from Hippie Chic, the rest is from The Citrus Stack.  The balloon is Verve Up up and Away set and the sentiment is from Blue Skies.  It doesn't show real well in this photo but everything is really sparkly.  Well I'm off, see you in September.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Something Different

I thought I'd share something besides a card with you today.  This was a project I did years ago.  Its a CD case turned into a mini scrapbook or photo frame.  I popped out the insides and then just cut your dp to fit inside the little tabs.  I added some stickers and ribbon, its supposed to have a vintage feel.  Then you can either glue your pics inside or do as I did and use a clip to hold a picture so you can change it out when you want to.  That was my plan but I love this picture of my baby so much that I never did change it.  This was taken 5yrs ago when I caught him standing at our front door looking at the world outside. 
I hope you enjoyed today's post even though it wasn't a card.  These CD photo frames make great gifts for loved ones.  I've made several over the years.  Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Hello Mojo

Ok so I'm cheating a little bit again.  Today's card is for a personal challenge between my friend and I and if you're a regular reader of my blog you know this has been going on for months now, about 2 a month.  Well we were supposed to use a Verve sketch for today's challenge but I cheated and used Mojo ... shhhh don't tell her maybe she won't know. LOL

So here's what I used.  I used some Groovy Guava on top of some white.  The dp was a sample given to me by a friend so I really don't know who its by but I loved the colors in it and that's where the color inspiration came from for this card.  I used another piece of dp for the border.  The Hello stamp was a dollar find at Joann's I believe by Studio 112.  I rarely just have a sentiment on the front of my card so this was a little out of the box for me.  I colored it with SU markers and then stamped the Verve butterfly from Blue Skies.  I think the SU razzleberry fit well with these colors and used a little bit of it in the scallop circle.

Thanks for stopping by today.  See ya next Sunday

Sunday, August 7, 2011

A Pirates Life for Me

Well there was a slight mix up last week and somehow 2 posts got posted in one week but that's ok because it gives me a chance to share a scrapbook page I did from our recent trip to Disney.  Since we've been home I've been asked what was my favorite part of Disney World and it wasn't the rides or the food or a certain park, it was watching my son experience Disney for the first time and seeing some of the things that brought him pure joy.  One of which was getting transformed into a Pirate!  If you have a Pirate loving kid and you're on your way to Disney World I can't recommend The Pirate's League in the Magic Kingdom enough.  It was the absolute best experience next to the character breakfast we attended.  Well enough jabbering and on to the photo

Here's page 1 of the 2 pg spread.  I used cricut Wall Decor and More cart and cut out the skull.  The title at the top was done with A Child's Year cart.  The rest is a combo of stickers.  One of the exciting things about that happened after the transformation was we were just in time for the Captain Jack Sparrow tutorial and our son was lucky enough to get picked to be on stage with him. 

Here is page 2.  He also got a chance to meet Angelica.  Anyone who has seen the latest Pirates movie will know that Angelica is Blackbeard's daughter.  Well I hope you enjoyed this post.  See you next week.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Ode to the Mouse

Well this is my Ode to Mickey Mouse.  I love Mickey, have since I was a kid.  The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse was a must see in my house growing up.  M-I-C see ya real soon K-E-Y Why because we love you M-O-U-S-E.   And to top it all off we just got back from a 2 week trip to Disney and it was our son's first visit to the Kingdom.  If I ever find time to scrapbook the pics I'll try to put some on here. 

So back to the card.  This would be a perfect card for a kids birthday or if you wanted to surprise someone with their own trip to visit the Mouse.  I layered some real red over the white base and added a piece of striped DCWV paper.  I layered the polk dot panel and the striped panel with some Daffodil Delight by SU to bring in the color from Mickey's shoes.  The Mickey stamp I got from JoAnn's a year ago in anticipation of our Disney trip.  I colored Mickey with markers and stamped the sentiment from the same set.  The 2 buttons are to represent the buttons on Mickey's pants.  I hope you enjoyed today's post.  Summer will be over before you know it.  Enjoy your week

Sunday, July 31, 2011

You Quack Me Up

So I'm on the fence about this card.  While I think the duck is the cutest I'm not sure about the rest.  I'll try to explain what I was going for.  The bg paper was chosen to represent the water, along with the foilage you would see growing around a pond without being literal.  I added the 2 scallop borders to try to represent the flow of water and the orange panel was to add a sense of warmth around all the cool blue.  Sometimes I look at it and think yep it turned out ok and then other times its missing something.  Maybe if I dig in my stash I can find a little bobble or something to add as an embellishment somewhere.  What do you think? 

Thanks for stopping.  Hope you're having a great summer.  See you next week.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Friendships are Sewn One Stitch at a Time

I picked up this cute little sewing set at JoAnns back in April.  I just couldn't pass up this saying.  This is one of the new cling sets J's is carrying.  Here's the details ... The base is white, layered with SU crumb cake.  I took a piece of scrap red stripe paper most likely DCWV and layered in the center.  The spool was stamped with stazon and colored with markers.  I stamped the scissors and tape measure, colored them then cut them out.  The 2 edge punches are both SU.  Today's post is short and sweet.  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, July 17, 2011


This is such a lovely sentiment from Verve.  I saw a card made that paired this sentiment and the bird image together and thought it was beautiful together.  However my card ... I'm unsure how I feel about it.  I look at it and like it then I look again and think "eh".  So its a love/hate relationship right now. The colors were chosen from the dp.  I pulled the colores from the swirl up the side and used black, bermuda bay and just a touch of celery.  The branch at the top is SU Watercolor trio stamped and cut out and then I added some bermuda bay flowers to it.  Not exactly sure I'm loving it.  I do however like this color combo and will have to add it to my memory file to use again.

Thanks for looking.  Have a great day and I always appreciate your comments.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Treasure It

Today's card is actually one I used for Mother's day this year.  In trying to use what you have theme I broke out a dusty set from TAC called Treasure It for the large flower.  The small flower is from Verve's Feel the Sun along with the sentiment.  I did use some new paper I picked up from DCWV and I have to say its a new stack I'm in love with called Lemon Flower.  The papers are so pretty I really had to force myself to cut these 2 pieces up.  The yellow is SU's daffodil delight and I've mentioned before its my new fav yellow.  I colored the flowers with SU markers and added some black stickles to the center.  The butterfly is a MS punch.

Hope you're having a great summer and thanks for taking the time to stop and leave me comments.  Have a great day.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy Fourth of July

I know I'm a day early but Happy Fourth of July.  I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday and have some great picnics planned, barring the weather holds out.  Today's post is short and sweet. 
Here's what I used white base, old dcwv dp.  Basket, flowers, butterfly all from Verve Chicks Rule set.  The sentiment is SU punched out with the oval punch.  Flowers and basket were colored with SU markers. 

Thanks for stopping by, have a safe and happy holiday

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Summer Strawberries

Today's card was for another personal challenge with my friend and the theme is Summer.  What's more summer than strawberries... Strawberry pie, strawberry ice cream, strawberry shortcake ... mmmm.
So here's how the card was done.  Red cardstock was embossed with cuttlebugs polka dot folder.  The gingham paper is old DCWV I've had since I first started card making.  I layered it on some white and then punched the edge with SU scalloped trim punch.  The basket is from Verve Chicks Rule set.  I stamped it on some white and colored it with SU markers.  The strawberries are from SU tart and tangy.  Stamped on red with Real Red ink then I added the white seeds with a marker.  I stamped the strawberry again and cut out the top in wasabi.  I applied a couple with pop dots and there you go.  Oh and the sentiment is verve from the delightful and delicious sets.  I love mixing my sets. 

Hope you enjoyed today's card and enjoy some fresh sweet strawberries.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Hi There!

My friend sent me some of these adorable images to try out and for the life of me I can't remember the name of them.  Bonnie Blue? Bonnie Belle?  Oh hopefully she'll post a comment and correct me. Anyway this one was my favorite, she's just too sweet. 
So here's what I did for this card.  I used bashful blue on the white base and embossed it with the SU folder elegant bouquet.  I used a scrap piece of paper from dcwv Posey stack and then took the rest of the color inspiraton from there.  You can't see it in the pic but the dp has just a hint of the orange so to set it off I used tangerine tango in small amounts.  The image was colored with SU markers and I highlighted the flowers with a little sparkle using stardust stickles.  I hope you like it and thanks bunches Sarah for sending me these adorable images.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Lucky Duck

Today's card was made for Father's Day.  This will be given to Dad/Granddads from my son with the sentiment written inside saying  "I'm one lucky duck to have you as a Daddy..."  I can't take full credit for the idea for this card.  When this Verve set was released in March I saw someone make a card using a bingo card and this saying but it didn't have the duck image on it.  I looked for the card again to link it but didn't find it so THANK YOU to whoever made the original.

So here's the details... The base was layered with some SU black and the dp layer is from the DCWV glitter stack.  The bingo card is by Unity, stamped in stazon and cut out.  I stamped the saying and used the SU punches.  The duck was stamped on SU So Saffron and then I added some marker details to the image after cutting it out.  The sentiment and duck are both up on pop dots.

Have a great day and Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

And Many Mower

I've said it before and I'll say it again I'm always in need of masculine style cards and since my Many Mower SU set has been collecting dust I thought I'd break it out and make some manly birthday cards.   This was super simple to do.  The blue layer was some left over cheap paper I picked up at Joann's years ago.  I stamped the mower in stazon and colored with SU markers and then layered that panel with some Kraft paper.  The grass was cut with the cricut at 2 inches using the paper dolls cart.  The clouds are from the Fiskars clear stamp set called Playful Day.  This set has some cute images that could be used as accents on several styles of cards. 
That's about it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.  School's almost out then my days will be filled with playing outside with my son. 

Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Journey

Today's card was another personal challenge between me and my friend.  Can you guess the theme?  I'm always in need of a masculine card and I never seem to have any on hand.  Well I'm getting ahead of the game and went ahead and made up several of these.  Now I know this isn't exactly black and white for this month's theme but close enough.

The stamp set I used for this is by Tim Holtz called the Journey.  This is the first time I'm using this set and it has some great images.  Since the theme was masculine I tried to really keep it clean which is hard for me to do.  I kept true to myself and did several layers but at the same time not going overboard.  So the base is SU black layered with crumb cake and do you know how badly I wanted to emboss that layer but I restrained myself from going near the cuttlebug.  The 2 dp panels are DCWV Le Creme stack.  I loved the sentiment that came in this Tim Holtz set and wanted to showcase it along with the truck image.  I originally stamped it on white paper but it just stood out too much so that's when I went with the kraft panel.  I think the photo corner punch added a nice masculine touch.  Thanks for looking and thanks for sticking with me this month on my black and white journey.  I hope you enjoyed it.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

It's all Black and White Mom

I'm sticking with the black and white theme this month.  I hope you have enjoyed it.  Its something different I usually don't carry a theme through for the whole month.  Anyway on to the card.  I don't use this Elements of Style set from SU enough.  I've decided to use ALL my sets more.  So I'm breaking into my stash and pulling out those that have been neglected for awhile. 

Here's the details.  The side panel was made using the swirl stamp from the Elements of Style set.  The flowers were stamped in stazon and colored with a red tombow marker.  I added the glitzy polka dot paper from the polka dots, stripes and plaid DCWV stack and the little scallop border is a SU punch.  The MOM came from SU's set Messages for Mom.  I had originally colored it in red but didn't like it so kept it simple with the black and white.  Thanks for stopping by today.  One more Black and white card for the month, though its not so white.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Popcorn and a Movie

I'll grab the tickets... you get the popcorn!  What's the latest movie you've seen?  I haven't been to the movies in awhile.  I'd have to check the movie stubs my hubby holds on to so we don't argue about whether or not the last movie we saw was a chic flick or an action movie. 

This card would be great for a party or a get together with your girlfriends or even for your significant other if they need a hint that you're ready for a night out.  Here's the supplies I used and how it all came together.  It started out with that cute popcorn image from Fiskars Cupcakes and More set that I found at Joanns.  It just so happened I picked up a set from inkadinkado several months ago called Paperwork greetings that had the ticket stub and let's do list.  I can't believe I've neglected this set for so long.  I have about twenty images I could use with the let's do list but yet there it sat waiting and begging to be used.  The paper is old DCWV mat stack.

I think maybe I'll give this card to my husband, maybe that will give him the hint that I need a night out.  Thanks for looking.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

A Rose Especially for You

I want to give my friend Sarah the credit for the inspiration behind this card.  If it wasn't for her coming up with the idea to do personal challenges and then sending a card using this awesome sketch I don't think this card ever would have been created.  So thanks Sarah for the wonderful inspiration.

The start of this card all came from a layout on a birthday card and the second inspiration was for the flower challenge from Sarah.  I started with the black layer that I embossed with the finial press folder then I chose this gorgeous flocked paper from DCWV Le Creme stack.  It was so hard to cut this paper up.  One of the first sets I got from SU was Flower Garden so it was nice breaking it out again and inking it up.  I colored the rose with markers and when I put the panel on the card the white background was too stark against the aged dp.  So I used some Ranger ink Antique Linen and rubbed it on with a cotton ball. 

Have you noticed I kind of have a black and white theme going this month, maybe I'll just carry it through.
Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there.  I hope you're being spoiled today.


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