Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sew Thoughtful

Hello! It's time for another great sketch from The Sweet Stop! I went with a A2 size instead of the square. I used the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Sew Happy Cocoa set for my card. I have added the sketch below. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you at The Sweet Stop this week!



~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Sew Happy Cocoa
Paper ~ Basic Grey, Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, MME Stella & Rose Hazel DP
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Sweet Blush
Accessories ~ SU Border punch, Nesties, Ribbon, Pearls, Buttons, Embroidery floss, CB Embossing folder, Pop Dots

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Hugs & Squeezes


Hello and Happy Easter! What a GORGEOUS day it has turned out to be here in South Central PA, 80 and sunny! Today I have a Penny Black card to share with you. Aren't these little mice just as cute as can be?!! As long as they aren't the real thing that is!!

I finally used some fun flock that I have had here forever! I only have white & brown but I had seen the tip on the Whimsie Challenge where they took white and colored it with chalk to make it the color they wanted so thats what I did! I think I like flower soft better though, I felt kinda itchy after using the fun flock??!! I wanted to use a Happy Anniversary sentiment but I could only find one and it was Huge and wouldn't fit where I needed it too. Guess that means I get to go shopping right??!! ;0) Speaking of shopping a friend of mine will be opening a online store very soon! Will post a link as soon as she is open. Lots of yummy 6x6 paper and ribbon ect.... Well thats all for today, thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!

 ~Challenges ~
Creative Inspirations ~ Pets/Animals
Whimsie Wednesday ~ Fun Flock
Penny Black ~ Happily Ever After
Sketchbook Saturday ~ Sketch #8
Speedy the Cat & Friends ~ Anniversary
Paper Sundaes ~ Sundae Bar, I used Pearls, Diecuts, and the color Yellow
Stamptacular Sunday ~ Pile it on! Use at least 5 layers

 ~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Penny Black Squeeze 'til I Squeak, SU Short & Sweet
Paper ~ Lemon Tart, Mellow Moss, Provo Craft DP
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories ~ Divine Swirl CB folder, Paper Doily, Fun Flock, Chalk, Pop dots, Ribbon, Pearls, MS Doliy Lace border punch, Circle Nesties

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Serene Spring

Hello and Happy Saturday! It's time for another great sketch from The Sweet Stop. I flipped the sketch this week so that I could use this adorable little bunny that I have had colored and on my desk for ages! I colored the images with my copics but used my chalks and aqua painter to do the sky and grass around my image. I think this card would make a cute baby girl card or maybe even a 1st birthday?!! The challenges and supplies used are listed below, along with a copy of this weeks sketch. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Easter.



 ~ Challenges ~
Sundays with Crissy ~ Spring/ Baby cards
Kaboodle Doodles ~ Thoughts of Spring/Easter
BasicGrey Challenges ~ Easter/Spring

 ~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Stampin up Serene Spring
Paper ~ Plum Pudding, Pink(Bazzil), Spring Rain, Bazic Grey Euphoria DP
Ink ~ Black
Accessories ~ Ribbon, Pearls, Lg Pearl Brad, Oval nesties, Copics, Chalks & Aquapainter

Monday, April 18, 2011

Happy Birthday!


Hello! Today I have a Very Colorful and Bright card to share with you! The jury is still out on this one but I guess we can't Love them all though right??  I'm sure it will make someone's Birthday brighter though! List of challenges and supplies used is below. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

 ~ Challenges ~
Scrap-Creations ~ Sketch
A Spoonful of Sugar ~ All creatures great & small
Repeat Impressions Designers Choice ~ Childs B-day & embossing
Birthday Sundaes ~ Anything goes
Incy Wincy ~ Bright & Bold

 ~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Great Impressions, Studio G (sentiment)
Paper ~ Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink ~ Black, Barely Banana, Hibiscus
Accessories ~ SU oval punches, Ribbon, Pearls, Divine Swirl CB folder

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hope is Faith

Hello! It's Saturday and that means it's time for another great sketch from The Sweet Stop!  It's also sketch with a spin week, this weeks spin is Winged Things. Be sure to play along because there is a prize this week for 1 lucky player. A Sweet 'n Sassy Stamp set of your choice!

For my card I choose to use a Butteryfly, I went way out of my comfort Zone with a  Big 5 1/2 x 5 1/2  square card!! I am very Happy with how it turned out though!  List of supplies and challenges is listed below. Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great weekend. We are in for another rainy one here, I am soooooo done with the April showers and ready for the May flowers!!


~ Challenges ~
The Sweet Stop ~ Sketch #104
Wild Orchid ~ Wings
Papertake Weekly ~ Truly Dimensional
Paper Pretties ~ Designer Paper challenge, use at least 2 (I used 4!)


~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Gina K Hope is Faith
Paper ~ Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, White, SU Razzleberry Lemonade DP
Ink ~ Versafine Black Onyx,SU Barely Banana, PTI Hibiscus
Accessories ~ Clear Embossing Powder, Foam Tape, Pearls, Primas, Buttons, Embroidery floss, SU Border punch, Square Nesties

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Shabby Chic Birthday

Hello! Today I have another Shabby Chic kind of card to share with you! I also did my take on a new to me technique called Embedded Embossing. Will be trying this again sometime soon and will go with smaller pieces/shapes next time. I added one of these cool leaf pins that I found the other week when and friend and I went shopping. It kinda blends in to well but I still like it. Thanks for stopping by, I enjoy reading all your comments!

 ~ Challenges ~
Crafty Catz ~ Embossing
Waltzing Mouse ~ Sketch
Incy Wincy ~ Flower Frenzy
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ Flowers
The Paper Variety ~ Flowers

 ~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Flourishes Sweet Violets (sentiment)
Paper ~ Baja Breeze, Vintage Cream, SU Springtime Vintage DP
Ink ~ Versafine Black Onyx
Accessories ~ Recollections Boutique Fleur Flower embellishments, Little Yellow Bicycle Stick pin, Various beads, Ribbon, Lace

Monday, April 11, 2011

Cherries & Gingham


Hello! What a GORGEOUS day it has turned out to be here in south central PA! Feels more like summer than spring but I'll take it! So I will keep this short and sweet so I can go and enjoy the rest of the day, going to fire up the grill for dinner tonight! I've used this layout before and I'm sure to use it again, love how it looks specially with the gingham and fruit. Lovin my PTI doily dies too. Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon!

 ~ Challenges ~
SCACD ~ Anything goes
Creative Inspirations ~ Punches & Dies
CCEE ~ Doily dies and/or Lace

 ~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Lockhart Cherries In Colander
Paper ~ Brocade Blue, White, Black, DCVW Gingham DP
Ink ~ Black
Accessories ~ PTI Doily dies, Swiss dots CB embossing folder, EK Success border punch, Ribbon, Pearls
Paper ~

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Gone Fishin'

Hello! Here is my card for this weeks The Sweet Stop sketch. I used a Elzybell Bear for my card, unforunately they're no longer in business. I think the artist is going to be designing for Penny Black though so maybe there will be more cute little bears in the future??!! I've added a copy of this weeks layout. Thanks for stopping by, hope to see ya at The Sweet Stop!

 ~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Elzybells Fishing Ted, PTI sentiment, SU Sanded BG
Paper ~ Brocade Blue, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Cloud 9 DP
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery
Accessories ~ Circle nesties, Bangle Bling, SU Square Lattice embossing folder

Friday, April 8, 2011

Sweet Violets

Hello! Today I have used my Sweet Violets set from Flourishes. They grow wild here in my yard, one of the many things I love about living in the woods! I heat embossed my image before coloring with my copics. I softly sponged around the image while it was still in the die. It is raining here again so I've had to make do with an indoor photo today. Sure hoping all these April showers bring May flowers! ;0) List of challenges and supplies used are listed below. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop back tomorrow for the new Sweet Stop sketch. Have a great weekend!

 ~ Challenges ~
Sketchbook Saturday ~ Sketch #5
The Crafty Pad ~ Flowers
Paper Sundaes ~Spring Blossoms
A Spoonful of Sugar ~ Tons of Texture
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown ~ Spring
Flourishes BBB Challenge ~ Beauty of Spring Colors

 ~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Flourishes Sweet Violets
Paper ~ White, Lemon Tart, Elegant Eggplant, PTI Bitty Dots
Ink ~ Versafine Black Onyx, Barely Banana
Accessories ~ Clear Embossing powder, Polka Dots Embossing folder, Plain & Scallop Circle nesties, Ribbon, MS Doily Lace punch

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bunches of Love



Hello! Today I have an adorable Lili of the Valley card to share with you. Isn't he just the cutest?? Specially to a big cat lover like me. Keeping it short & sweet today. Thanks for stopping by, hope your having a great day!

 ~Challenges ~
SCS Sketch challenge ~ Sketch # 327
Lili of the Valley ~ Spring
Paper Play ~ For Mum/Mom
Stampin for the Weekend ~ For Mum/ Mother's Day

 ~Supply List~
Stamps ~ Lili of the Valley Thomas Big Bunch of flowers, Studio G sentiment
Paper  ~ Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi, Lemon Tart, SU DSP
Ink ~ Black
Accessories ~ Ribbon, Rhinestones, Stickles, Polka Dots embossing folder, SU Punches

Monday, April 4, 2011

Posy Patch Flower

Hello! It's gonna be a Beautiful day here in South Central PA, supposed to get up to 70! Not supposed to last but I'll take it! When I saw the Limelight sketch this week I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to dig out my neglected Heartfelt Creations flower stamps and play! I even made enough for 2 cards but I'll change the sentiment on the second card and possibly emboss the white panel?? CAS cards are always hard for me I think they look plain and I keep wanting to add more! I will definately use this sketch again. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

 ~ Challenges ~
Limelight Papercrafts ~ Sketch#70 Birthday cards
Delightful Challenges ~ Flowers
Allsorts ~ Blooming Blossoms
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Spots & Dots
Birthday Sundaes ~ Anything goes

 ~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Heartfelt Creations Posy Patch Flowers, PTI leaves and sentiment
Paper ~ Berry Sorbet, White, PTI Polka Dots Parade DP
Ink ~ Black
Accessories ~ Ribbon, MS border punch, Lg Pearl

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Hello Sunshine




Hello! This is my second post for today, if you are here for The Sweet Stop post it is below. Today's card uses a cute little hedgehog from Penny Black, I just love this little guy!! Well to be honest I Love almost all of their stamps! Ok off to start working on dinner and hopefully work on some more cards. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

 ~ Challenges ~
Kaboodle Doodles ~ Spring has Sprung
Stamps R Us ~ Celebrate Spring
Prairie Fairy Friday ~ Oh so Spring
Really Reasonable Ribbon ~ Die or Punches & Ribbon

 ~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Penny Black Seeing your face, PTI sentiment
Paper ~ Old Olive, Yellow, White, Basic Grey Offbeat DP
Ink ~ Blck, Barely Banana
Accessories ~ Buttons, Twine, Ribbon, Lacey & Plain Circles nesties, SU embossing folder

Lavender & Butterflies


Hello! I have some very exciting news to share with you today!! Korin has asked me to join the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Sketch Challenge blog DT, The Sweet Stop!!!  I am soooo excited, I LOVE her sketches!!!


For today's sketch I used the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Serene Silhouettes set. I could not get a good photo of my card today indoors or out, the weather has been icky here most of the week. The ink matches perfectly in person! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see ya at The Sweet Stop!!


  ~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Serene Silhouettes
Paper ~ Lavender Moon, Rich Razzleberry, White, SU Cottage Wall DP
Ink ~ Shabby Shutters, Orchid Opulence, Versafine Black Onyx
Accessories ~ SU Square Lattice embossing folder, Oval Nesties, Buttons, Twine

Friday, April 1, 2011

Country Gingham


Hello! Just a quick post today to share a CAS card that I made. I'll be back tomorrow with another card and some news to share with you all! Thanks for stopping by!

 ~ Challenges ~
Sketches with Heart ~ Sketch #3
Creative Cottage ~ White/Blank spaces
Whimsie Wednesday ~ Use punches or die cuts

 ~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Rubber Stampede Strawberry
Paper ~ White, Black, Riding Hood Red, Misc DP
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories ~SU Square Lattice embossing folder, SU border punch, Circle and Lacey Circle Nesties, Rhinestones, Ribbon, EK Succes Daisy border punch, pearl, Gelly Roll Glaze pen