Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happiness ...

Today's card has been on my mind for...forever. I bought this cool paper "Metropolitan" by American Craft and have been waiting for inspiration. I am usually a pastel gal, but I'm never one to turn down a pretty paper. I've been getting a lot of wedding invitations lately, and I needed some pretty cards. This card is very simple, clean and classy.
And my favorite part is the sentiment "happiness". Shouldn't all marriages begin with that?

CS: Black and Robins Egg The Paper Company
DP: American Craft "Metropolitan"
Stamp: g studio
Ink: Black embossing powder
Tools: Stampin' Up Scallop Border punch
Embellishments: Black ribbon, black pearls-Recollections @ Michael's, button @ Joann's.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Baby Girl Fairy

Today's card is using the color inspiration from CCEE Stampers 1012.

I also used Mercy's sketch MTSC66
One of their designers, Cindy is a Pure Innocence girl, like me.
She made a darling card with Fairy Girl. I can't get enough of that stamp.
So here is my version:

This card is 5 inches square. I colored the image using watercolor pencils and used a little velum to make a pair of wings that pop out. Cute, huh?

My baby brother and his wife are expecting their first child, a girl, in a few weeks. Guess where this card is heading!
Thanks for stopping by :)

CS: Brazzil "Passionate", white
Designer: DCWV "Nana's Nursery Baby Girl
Specialty: Velum
Ink: Memories Black
Stamp: Pure Innocence "Fairy Girl"
Tools: Fiskar Apron Border Punch
Embellishments: Ribbon and rhinestones-Michael's

Easter Take Out Box

Today's project was inspired by the PPA Challenge "Anything But a Card". I always like to bring treats and candies to friends (if there are any left after I open the package). I thought of decorating this little take out box.
Each side is covered with cardstock and designer paper, and the front has a cute bunny.
But the best part is the candy inside...a "Peep" chick and jelly beans.
Whoo Hoo! Hippity, hoppity Easter's on it's way!

It's spring break and the kids and I went to lunch and to see
Diary of a Whimpy Kid"....hilarious.
Having so much fun, I missed the deadline, again. Sheesh!

Cardstock: Brazzil "Lily Pad", orange, white
Designer: DCWV "Nana's Nursery/Baby Girl
Tools: Scallop punch, circle cutter
Stamps: Stampin Up
Color: Pastel chalks,
Embellishment: Orange ribbon -Michael's

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Embellish Color Fabric Challenge

I spent today in a classroom with thirty-two 5th graders with spring fever. Not fun.
To make myself feel better, here is my card for the

Here is the inspiration:

As soon as I saw the colors, I knew I wanted to use this lovely fabric. I bought it about 2 years ago and used it to make a tote from another previous crafting phase.
Hard to tell the bottom color is actually green. I didn't have time to use the photo box...late for a talent show.

Caardstock: The Paper Company
Designer: Cosmo Cricket "Early Bird"
Stamp: Frame by G studio
Sentiment: computer
Embellishment: Ribbon from Michael's, button and twine from stash.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

8 Color Challenge

Trying to play in more challenges.
I can hardly wait until spring break when I can go card crazy!
Today's card is for the CARDS 8 Color Challenge.

I thought surely there are 8 colors. Then I thought, many times can I count green? Orange? Teal?
This is what I came up with 9:
and White

Robbie the Robot is saying "HI" using binary code. LED front downloaded from the internet. Here is where being a nerd comes in handy.
Cardstock: Bazzill
Designer: Recollections Rockets N’ Sprockets Collection, Michael's
Font: LED from internet
Embellishment: Rhinestone from stash, brads

Pure Innocence....

My inspiration was the CCEE Stampers Challenge.

Just Us Girls Challenge 25

I'm telling you up front, these images are the stinkin'est,
cutest things I've ever seen!
Today's card is my first adventure with "Fairy Girl".
This little cutie is going to my high school girlfriend who has been fighting breast cancer.
She is doing well and just a new job. Way to go Beck!

I stamped a set of wings in velum and popped them out a bit.
Each time I try to color images, I keep thinking....copic markers....copic markers.
But I think the watercoloring will do until I can save my pennies (o.k. big bucks) to buy a set.

Cardstock: White generic, Kraft by The Paper Company, Bazzill "Rain" "Grenadine" and "Guacamole", velum
Designer: Cosmo Cricket (*sigh*) Early Bird mini deck
Stamps: Pure Innocence "Fairy Girl"
Tools: Watercolor pencils, Fiskar "Apron Border" punch, corner rounder
Embellishments: Ribbon "Celebrate" by Michael's, Rhinestone from stash

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Happy Spring!

Yesterday was a beautiful, sunny day.
Did you do anything wonderful to celebrate the arrival of Spring?
I went on a hike/walk with some ladies friends to celebrate a birthday of one of the gals. After the walk, we went to our hostess' grove of avocados, citrus and flowers where she had a lovely table set for our lunch.
Doesn't this setting just scream

Here is the card and notepad I made for the birthday girl.

I just love my Early Bird mini deck. I want to wallpaper my life with it!
I guess I'll do that one project at a time.
Happy Birthday S.B.!

CS Paper: Bazzil paper
DP: Cosmo Cricket "Early Bird"
Stamps: Inkado
Ink: Brillance "Coco"
Tools: Scallop punch, corner rounder, circle punch, apron border punch, flower punch, sewing machine
Embellishments: floss & buttons, ribbon "Celebrate" from Michael's.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


OK.....I think I've got the green clover thing out of my system. Just went a little crazy with the heart punch and rhinestones and happy green. Oh...sweet spring. Going to go sit and soak up the sun in my backyard. Going to be 85 today!Supplies:
CS: Primary green, The Paper Company, others from stash
DP: DCWV "clover"
Tools: Small scallop punch, small heart punch, 1 1/2 circle punch
Ink: Ranger Distress "Vintage Photo"
Embellishments: Ribbon, stash; Rhinestones from Michael's


Today's card was suppose to be for the PPA challenge. Yikes! Missed it again. Oh Well.Little League was more important yesterday.
This card is destined for greatness. You know that Jason Mraz song "Lucky"....
I dedicate that to my husband, Big Daddy.

Lucky I"m in love with my best friend,
Lucky to have been where I have been,
Lucky to be coming home again.
Lucky we're in love in everyway,
Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed,
Lucky to be coming

I took a couple of the kids to a family reunion, got back and saw him for about an hour before he had to leave on a business trip. He works crazy hours, travels lots, but is a wonderful man. This card is for him.
Lucky to have you, Honey!

Paper: CS Kraft and Primary Green, The Paper Company; White-super mega pack at Staples.
Stamp: G studio
Ink: G studio white
Embellishments: Hemp twine, Walmart; Button, stash ( I think JoAnn's)

Top O' the Morning

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I spend another day in Kindergarten yesterday. I have tried to make myself a permanent fixture in the K, but with layoffs and such, it looks like I will remain "retired" and a regular sub. Oh well. One of my favorite classes is Mrs. B. She is completely creative, artistic and a great teacher to boot. Last year on St. Patrick's Day she really when to town. Student's work on the wall was hung upside down, gold coins were left on the student's desks, one little girl's water turned green in her water bottle. But maybe the funniest was her husband came in and took off his shoe and sock and showed the kids how the leprechaun had painted his foot green. Hilarious.
Today's card is for Mrs. B and was inspired by this little guy.

Isn't he cute?!

I made this card for Mrs. B.
Hope she enjoys the day.
If anyone is interested, I have a pattern for the hat and directions for the paper piecing.
Paper: CS green- The Paper Company; designer clover downloaded from internet (; others scrap pile
Tools: Marvy scallop punch 3", circle punch, hole punches, small heart punch
Embellishments: rhinestones, pastels on cheeks

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Lovely Lassie

Today's card in another vintage image download from the internet. This lovely lassie and lad were just to cute to pass up. I added some polkadot background and cream ribbon. It's for a teacher friend Erin O'S. She is the most Irish gal I know, so I thought she'd enjoy. She was my teaching partner for 3 weeks when I was doing a long term subbing in Kindergartner. Oye! I forgot what the first week of K was like! I should have gotten paid extra that week. She was so great. Anyways, I left it in her mail box this afternoon. Hope it makes her Wednesday delightful.
Image: Downloaded from internet (
Paper: CS Bazzil cream, DCWV premade card; Designer paper-K Studio
Tools: Fiskar Apron Border Punch
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink-Vintage Photo
Embellishments: Cream ribbon from Michaels, flower and brad from stash

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Vintage St. Patrick's Girl

Today's card was inspired from a Valentine's card I saw last month at Jennifer Holmes' blog. The main image was downloaded from Vintage Holiday Crafts. I love, Love, LOVE the images there. I will be making quite a few St. Pat and Easter cards using some of these images. Isn't she sweet. My friend Heather was born on St. Patrick's day, so I think this will be her bday card.

Supplies: CS- Ivory, DP K diamond, K Studio pink
Stamp: Ranger Distressing Ink-Vintage Photo
Tools: Fiskar small heart punch & small circle punch
Embellishment: Button, ribbon and floss from stash

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I'm back....

Yes, it's been almost a month since my last post. I have been busy with lots of stuff at home...working a lot (ca-ching! tuition for my daughter who will be starting college in the fall), Little League and high school LaCrosse has begun. Oh, and just for good measure, youngest child has been sick and tried to bring me down with him. Turkey!

Here is a card I made a few weeks ago. I sent it out for my aunt for her birthday, and forgot to post. Doy! It's bold and graphic and really clean. I looked for a sentiment that I haven't used in ...forever.

I think I am back to posting that's for coming back.

Paper: CS/ Bazzill-French Silk (I think); DP American Craft(patterned and red)
Ink: Versmark and white embossing
Stamp: Lexion of Love from SU
Tools: Fiskar Apron border punch, corner rounder
Embellishments: Ribbon- Celebrate from Michael's, button and floss from Joann's