Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Hello! Today I have another CAS card to share with you. I can't seem to get enough of this Dahlia set from Papertrey, they are so fun to color! I Love the color on this one, I used PTI newest color Hawaiian Shores. I used my scor-pal again for my embossed lines on my white panel. I'm thinking this might make a great gift set done up in different colors and sentiments. List of challenges and supplies used is below. Thanks for stopping by!

Card Patterns ~ Sketch
Our Creative Corner ~ Blooming Blossoms
Incy Wincy Designs ~ One of my Favorites
Pink Elephant ~ Color Challenge Aqua
ABC Challenge ~ T is for Thank-you

~Supply List~
Stamps ~ PTI Delightful Dahlia & Communique Curves Sentiments
Paper ~ White, Black, PTI Hawaiian Shores
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx
Accessories ~ PTI Dahlia Dies, SU border punch, Scor-Pal, Ribbon, Pearls, Copics

Monday, April 26, 2010

Delightful Dahlia

Hello! Well I broke down and bought the dies to go with my Delightful Dahlia set from Papertrey Ink! I got a chance to play with them this weekend, Love them! I don't do CAS cards very well but I'm trying! I think this set will help with that. The beautiful flower does all the work! Although I did have to add some layers and not just use a card base, this is still very CAS for me and I'm pleased with it! The beautiful lattice ribbon was given to me by one of my SCS buddies Stacy (JBgreendawn). Thanks so much Stacy, love this ribbon! I used my scor-pal to emboss some lines on the right side of my card. List of challenges for this card is below. Thanks for stopping by!
Pals Paper Arts ~ Keep it Simple
PaperPlay Challenges ~ No Patterened Paper
Clean & Simple ~ Sketch #87
~ Supply List~
Stamps ~ PTI Delightful Dahlia
Paper ~ White, Black
Ink~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx
Accessories ~ Scor-pal, PTI Dahlia dies, Copics, Rhinestones

Friday, April 23, 2010

Butterfly Wishes

Hello! I decided to have another go at Nina's challenge. We were to use her card for inspiration, you can find more info on her blog Crafting in Croatia. This time I stuck more with her layout and color combo. These ribbon roses are so fun to make. You can find the tutorial here. I decided to use one of my crocheted butterflies instead of a punch or stamp. I love the soft and feminine feel of this card, I think I might have a hard time parting with this card! Does anyone else ever have that problem? I know it's really silly cause I can always make another one just like it but... anyway hope you like it. List of other challenges and supplies used is below. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

OCC Challenge ~ Beautiful Butterflies
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Things with wings
Creative Card Crew ~ Happy Birthday
A Spoonful of Sugar ~ Happy Birthday
SCS F4A9 ~ Virtual Vacation (Hershey Rose Gardens and Butterfly House)

~Supply List~
Stamps ~ Inkadinkado Garden Flower by Brenda Walton (sentiment)
Paper ~ Pretty in Pink, Mellow Moss, BasicGrey Porcelin DP
Ink ~ Versafine Black Onyx
Accessories ~ Crocheted Butterfly, Ribbon Rose, MS Rose leaf punch, vintage lace, SU ribbon, Rhinestones, Clear Embossing Powder

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Embossed Foil

Hello! Today's card uses the sketch over at The Sweet Stop! They are celebrating 1 yr of challenges and you have a chance to win 10 free digital images! Be sure to stop by and check them out. I used a digi cupcake template freebie from Stamp TV for my cupcake. I used Aluminum foil for my cupcake wrapper, I ran it thru my CB with the distressed stripes folder to make it look more realistic. I used liquid pearls for my icing and added chuncky glitter for my sprinkles! I'm really happy with how this turned out! Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think. I Love reading your comments. List of challenges and supplies used is below.
Stamp TV ~ Foil Embossing
The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge ~ with a twist, buttons & bows
ABC Challenge ~ S is for Sparkle
Cooking with Kate ~ Recipe - 1 digi image, a little purple, use 3 of something
~Supply List~
Stamps ~ Sweet Cupcake card template freebie from Stamp TV, Stampendous sentiment
Paper ~ Dark Chocolate, Lavender Moon, White, Fiskars Heidi Grace DP
Ink ~ Lavender Moon, Versafine Vintage Sepia
Accessories ~ Aluminum Foil, Liquid Pearls, Glitter, Rhinestone, Buttons, Ribbon, CB folders -Divine Swirl, Swiss Dots & Distressed stripes, EK Success Scalloped scallop border punch, Oval nesties

Hello Friend

Hello! Today I have another adorable Penny Black card to share with you. This is one of the first Penny Black stamps that I ever bought. I have quite a collection now I just love these little guys! I used my scor-pal to create the embossed lines on the white panel in the back. I added Glossy accents to the ladybug. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Card Patterns ~ Sketch
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge ~ Pink & Brown

~ Supply List~
Stamps ~ Penny Black Garden Gossip
Paper ~ Regal Rose, Soft Suede, White, Pebbles Ink DP
Ink ~ Versafine Black Onyx
Accessories ~ Ribbon, Pearl, Flower(from M's), Glossy Accents, Scor-pal

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Giving Shelter

Hello! This stamp reminds me the saying April Showers bring May flowers. I thought it would make a nice get well card. I stamped the flower twice and cut it out and popped it up . I added flower soft to the center. I highlighted areas with my clear glitter pen and added glossy accents to make it look like rain. The flowers on the sides of the images are from Michael's. They are in the Bridal section and come in all colors depending on the season. Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp TV ~ Sketch Challenge
Cute Card Thursday ~ Touchy Feely
Nutshells Challenge~ Spring Theme
Belli Challenge ~ Die Cut Shapes
~Supply List~
Stamps ~ Stampavie Rachelle Anne Miller "Giving Shelter", Amuse sentiment
Paper ~ Purely Pomergrante, Going Gray, White, Pink(Bazzil)
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx
Accessories ~ Large Scalloped Circle Nesties, Flower Soft, Pearls, Flowers(from bridal section at M's) SU Ribbon, Glossy accents, Sakura Stardust Clear glitter pen

Monday, April 19, 2010

Ribbon Roses

Hello! I saw that Nina was having another challenge on her blog Crafting in Croatia. We are to use this card for our inspiration, we could go with the layout, colors or the rose she had made. I decided to try an make a rose, well they were so easy and fun to make I ended up with several! I followed the tutorial here to make the roses. I noticed that the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger was a vase of gorgous roses so thought I'd combine the two along with the CAS challenge on SCS which is a sketch challenge and the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge which is flowers! I used my Scor-pal and Cutter Bee Bug to make my BG, thought it kinda made it look like a trellis. Thanks for stopping by. I enjoy reading everyone's comments!
~Supply List~
Stamps ~ SU Sentiment
Paper ~ White, Black, Metallic Pomergrante(The Paper Company)
Ink ~ Versafine Black Onyx
Accessories ~ EK Success punch, Lace, Rhinestones, Ribbon(roses), Scor-pal, Cutter Bee Bug

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Rainin' Daisies

Hello! Today I have a cute Penny Black card to share with you. I saw a couple challenges for April Showers and thought of this cute little guy. I think he will make a cute get well/under the weather card. Thanks for stopping by!
~ Challenges ~
Ooh La La Challenge ~ April Showers
For Fun Challenges ~ April Showers bring May flowers
~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Penny Black Rainin Daisies
Paper ~ Ballet Blue, Black, White, DCWV DP
Ink~ Black
Accessories ~ Oval Nesties, Rhinestones, Flowers (from Bridal section at M's)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Baby Blessings

Hello!! Today I have a baby card to share with you. I once again used Nina's sketch. In case you missed it Nina is celebrating her 1 year Blog Anniversary with a challenge and giveaways. You can find out more about it on her blog, Crafting in Croatia. It's also for the Inspiration challenge on Stamp TV. We were to make a baby card using an adorable picture by Anne Geddes for our inspiration, you can find all the details here. It's also for the Caardvarks challenge to make a "new" baby card. They also have a blog hop going on. I found this adorable quilted paper at Hobby Lobby. I thought it matched really well with the label 9 stamp from the Lovely Labels set. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

~Supply List~
Stamps ~ Gina K Lovely Labels & Oh Baby
Paper ~ Gina K Chocolate Brown, PTI Spring Rain, The Paper Studio DP
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Summer Sky, Versafine Vintage Sepia
Accessories ~ Buttons, Ribbon, EK Success scalloped scallop border punch, Label 9 nesties, sponging.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Daisy Sunshine

Hello! Today I have a cheerful card to share with you. I just Love this daisy from the Gina K Designs Eclectic Summer set. I want to thank my friend Misti for keeping me supplied with these little beauty's! I used the sketch from the Just us Girls Challenge blog, fun sketch! I also used the color challenge over on Stamp TV. We were to use the colors Black, Yellow and White. It's also for the C.R.A.F.T. challenge to use buttons. I cut out the daisy and poped it up on a sponged yellow circle. I ran my Sakura clear glitter pen around the edges of the flower and in the center. I added buttons to the scallops at the bottom and finished it with a black gingham bow. Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by!

~Supply List~
Stamps ~ Gina K Eclectic Summer
Paper ~ Lemon Tart, Black, White, Bitty Dot Basics DP
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Barely Banana
Accessories ~ EK Success Scallop punch, Circle Nesties, Label 3 Nesties, Gingham Ribbon, Buttons, Sponging, Pop Dots, Sakura Clear glitter pen

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Cuppa Joe

I've made my first "coffee" card. I am not a coffee drinker don't even like the smell of it but I can drink tea by the gallons specially Ice Tea or better yet McD's Sweet Tea! Anyway I figure just because I don't like coffee doesn't mean I can't make cards with coffee on them for people who do like it! I think this BasicGrey Granola DP goes great with this kind of image, could be used as a masculine card too. I used the sketch from Stamp TV for my layout. It's also for the Just Add Ink Challenge which this week is Just add....Ink! Thanks for stopping by!

~Supply List!
Stamps ~ Gina K " my cuppa joe"
Paper ~ Kraft, Bordering Blue, Gina K Chocolate Kiss, BasicGrey Granola
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Vintage Sepia, Soft Suede, Bordering Blue
Accessories ~ Pearls, Twine, Button, Label 1 nesties, CB Herringbone folder, sponging

Gate Fold

Hello! I made my first Gate Fold card!! It was super easy, after seeing Gina K's video on STamp TV I had to make one! If you have a scor-pal it's even marked on there for you. I will be making more of these style of cards. Now to attempt an easel card sometime.........!! I used my Gina Designs K set Lord of the Season by Nina Brackett. This is the first time I used this image, I always seem to go for the Butterfly topiary! I used the colors from the inspiration picture at Hope Stamps Eternal for my card. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Stamp TV Inspiration Challenge ~ Fancy Folding
Hope Stamps Eternal Cupcake Inspiration Challenge
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge ~ Fancy Fold card

~Supply List~
Stamps ~ Gina K, Lord of the Season
Paper ~ Regal Rose, Black, White, BasicGrey Urban Prairie
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Pretty in Pink
Accessories ~ Label 4 nesties, MS Butterfly punches, Rhinestones, Pearls, Sakura Clear Glitter pen

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Hello! Today's card uses the color challenge on Stamp TV, we were to use Red, Kraft and Ivory. I used the Sweet Stop Sketch. I kept it kind of CAS. It's also for the Crazy 4 Challenges challenge to use Kraft for our card base. Love the look of cards made with Kraft CS just don't seem to use it often enough! I stamped two hats and cut one out and popped it up. I outlined it with my Sakura clear glitter pen and added a mini pearl to the center. I rolled a piece of lightweight ivory DP and tied it with some floss and sponged it for a little depth. I think it turned out pretty good! Thanks for stopping by!

~Supply List~
Stamps ~ Studio G (series 30) SU On the Spot BG stamp
Paper ~ Kraft, Ivory, Red (misc scrap)
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories ~ Pearls, Ribbon, Circle Nesties

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Bloomin' Buttons

Hello! Today's card uses the Limelight sketch and we were to use rhinestones. It's also for this weeks Our Creative Corner challenge to break out the buttons! I had borrowed this PTI set from a friend(Thanks Julie!) and have been playing around with it. Not sure I like how this one turned out but I'm done playing with it! Thanks for stopping by and have a Blessed Easter!

~Supply List~
Stamps ~ PTI Bloomin Button Bits
Paper ~ Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Gina K Lemon Drop, BasicGrey Lemonade DP
Ink ~ Ripe Avocado, Bashful Blue, Versafine Black Onyx
Accessories ~ Buttons, Ribbon, Rhinestones, MS Punch, Oval Nesties

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Be Thankful

Hello from sunny PA! It's just beautiful out and supposed to be even warmer the next 2 days! Today's card is using the Card Patterns sketch. I always like sketchs that use ovals. It is also for the BasicGrey challenge which is Tutti Frutti. I had this apple image from JustRite Stamps already colored and cut into an oval shape laying on my desk! I used a piece of BasicGrey DP from my Offbeat pad. I lightly sponged over everything for a more vintage look. Thanks for stopping by, I enjoy reading all your comments.

~Supply List~
Stamps ~ Justrite Autumn Blessings
Paper ~ Gina K Cranberry Tart, Kraft, Always Artichoke, Natural Ivory, BasicGrey Offbeat DP
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Vintage Sepia
Accessories ~ Oval nesties, Swiss Dot CB folder, EK Success Scalloped scallop punch, Rhinestones, Ribbon