Monday, December 28, 2009

moxie fab tuesday trigger

I have been oh so busy working on my goals for the next year. I don't know when I have been this excited for the new year. So in between working on goals and cleaning my studio I finished up this card today for this weeks moxie fab tuesday trigger. This weeks inspiration came from Linda Beeson and her bathroom. Dang but I wished my bathroom looked this good. I am definitely diggin' the black. So here goes with my interpretation......

I was going for a more manly look as this card is intended for a soldier who has recently come home. I stamped the new row of houses from hero arts in black and cut each one out to give it a bit of definition.  I stamped a separate row in green and cut out one of the houses and popped it up on a dimensional. The black & white paper is from papertrey ink.
I am off to finish up what I started today.
Thanks for looking and have a great day!!


stamps: hero arts & papertrey ink(sentiment)
ink: true black (papertrey ink), lettuce (Adirondack from ranger)
cardstock: whisper white (SU!) true black (pti)
patterned paper: papertrey ink

Thursday, December 24, 2009

have a fabulous day

I just wanted to pop in and wish you all a very Merry Christmas! I am posting the card that I made for the last raspberry suite challenge and forgot to post! Busy-ness abounds at this time of year.
I wish you all peace, comfort and joy this holiday season......


all supplies are papertrey ink

Friday, December 11, 2009

all creatures great & small

Hello!! I just wanted to share a quick post for the moxie fab blog challenge called all creatures great and small. I originally made this card for the tuesday trigger but felt that it fit in more for the creatures great & small challenge.... especially when I saw this plate from crate & barrel that Cath put on her blog.....

I mean it was weird!! I couldn't have planned it any better even though it was supposed to be for something else! I went to the moxie fab blog to upload my card for the tuesday trigger but no...  it was not meant to be for that one! As soon as I saw the crate & barrel plate I knew it was meant for this one!! Cool!
Anyway.. lots of papertrey ink goodness on this.... I used take a bough but decided I like the branch in out on a limb better... they are the same branch but the take a bough one is bigger. I just used the pine leaves that are separate in the set and stamped each one, first in new leaf and then again in spring moss. The ornaments and the birds (from Christmas friends) are stamped in pure poppy as is the sentiment (from 2009 holiday tags). The ornament hangers are stamped in smokey shadow. I them just ran it thru my cuttlebug with the largest spellbinders square die with the embossing mat under neath to make a nice embossed line around the image. It is a really fast one layer card and I really like the way it turned out ...... I'm off to go shopping!
Thanks for looking and have a great day!!


Thursday, December 10, 2009

cps 145

Thought I would play along this week with the cps sketch #145. At first I was thrown off with the star but when I was doing another project with these snowflakes I got at the dollar tree I thought "hey this will work with that sketch"! The flakes are made of plastic and are real lacy looking. I already had the aqua mist buttons & cardstock picked out and I have been wanting to use this sheet of paper from my minds eye that I picked up a few weeks ago. So basically this card came together very quickly. I used a white card base and cut the mme paper a tad bit smaller. I layered an aqua mist piece punch with the upper crest border punch in the middle with berry sorbet gro grain over that with a piece of lace over that! Whew!! I then added a few aqua mist buttons on either side and one large one in the middle of the snowflake. The tag is cut from a martha stewart punch with silver glitter making memories letters and tied with twine on the button. It looks way better in real life. I am going to cut it short here as I am headed out the door, but once again... Thanks for looking and have a great day!!


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

card patterns sketch #44

Hi all! Just a quick post to share my take on the card patterns sketch #44. I flipped this sketch upside down as it fit better to what I wanted to achieve. Lots of papertrey ink goodness here with some scraps I had on my desk that never got put away. I will post the deets below.
Thanks for looking and have a great day!!


all supplies are from papertrey ink unless otherwise noted
stamps: 2009 holiday tags, background basics: text style #2, background basics: diamonds (on the aqua mist cardstock with vintage cream ink... it's hard to see)
ink: spring moss, ripe avocado, smokey shadow & vintage cream
cardstock: aqua mist, vintage cream, spring moss
snowflake punch: martha stewart
buttons: hibiscus
ribbon: hibiscus satin, lace ribbon from websters pages
border punches: ek success
glitter: martha stewart
scrap paper: collage press

Sunday, December 6, 2009

moxie fab tuesday trigger

After much busy-ness last week I decided I would check the moxie fab blog this week and see what the tuesday trigger for this was........
Oh what a beautiful patchwork stocking done in...yikes.... RED! Some of you may know but just in case you don't I will tell you now.. I am red challenged! I don't like the color red. I never have and I have tried to like it. One time I even bought a red dress and I wore it twice then out the door it went. So this was definitely a challenge and this is what I came up with......

Not too bad for working with a color that isn't me. All products are from papertrey ink except for the snowflakes.. I punched the big one from my martha stewart punch and the two small ones are from a cuttlebug die. Thanks for looking and have a great day!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

papertrey ink blog hop

This is the first time I have participated in the papertrey ink blog hop. The theme this month is tags or wrapping paper so I went with the tags. I mean it is pretty much a no brainer with the great tag sets that papertrey ink  puts out. I used mainly the 2009 holiday tag collection with the exception of the large snowflake from the 2008 collection. I really wasn't sure what colors I was going to do until I looked at all the scraps left over from Dawn's latest Raspberry Suite Color Challenge and thought "well why not"? So here they are with the latest color challenge as my inspiration..........

What I love about these tags is that they are large enough to use as a focal point on your card but small enough to use your scraps to make. They look great even without the snowflakes I added. I die cut the snowflakes with a cuttlebug die in all the different colors and just switched them all around. I added a few pearls and brown silk ribbon as the tie. These came together really quick once I figured out what I was going to do. Probably took me about 20 minutes for the eight tags.
Thanks for looking and have a great day!


all supplies papertrey ink unless otherwise noted

stamps: 2008 & 2009 holiday tag collection
ink: aqua mist, lavender moon, spring moss & raspberry fizz
cardstock: aqua mist, lavender moon, spring moss & raspberry fizz
brown silk ribbon, cuttlebug snowflake die, pearls from hero arts

Friday, November 20, 2009

raspberry suite color challenge #19

Well I got my new papertrey ink stamps from the release last weekend in the mail today and I could hardly wait to get them inky! I don't think I have been so excited about a release since... er... um...last month! :) I know I definitely have a slight problem. So anyway I got right on the new raspberry suite color challenge #18 over at Dawn's blog. I am in LOVE with these colors! I can't stop using them... luscious! So from this....

I turned it into this.....
I don't think I have had a card come together this fast in a long time. I usually play around with everything before I actually put the card together, but this one just practically fell together. I used the largest leaf image in the new turning a new leaf set. When I first saw this set in the peaks I literally jumped for joy. I really wanted a new leafy vine image and this set just called my name. And of course Dawn's new signature greetings set is perfect. Since I was in my tissue flower making mood and the dark pink matched raspberry fizz perfectly it was only natural that I use one. I also used the new diamonds backgrounds set on the brown cardstock... it's a little hard to see in the pics... you know my photography skills are not the greatest ;) I used my spellbinders labels 8 die for the spring moss piece and punched out lavender moon butterflies from my martha stewart punch. Put it all on an aqua mist card, add some bling and you are done!
Thanks for looking and have a great day!!


 all supplies from papertrey ink unless otherwise noted
stamps: turning a new leaf, signature greetings, background basics: diamonds
ink: dark chocolate, spring moss
cardstock: dark chocolate, spring moss, aqua mist, lavender moon
rhinestones: hero arts
spellbinders: labels eight & flower dies
tissue paper
apron lace punch from fiskars

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tuesday trigger

I haven't really blog hopped for awhile so a couple of days ago I took the time out to check out a few blogs and I stumbled on to a fairly new challenge on the Moxie Fab Blog called the Tuesday Trigger. This was the trigger for this week ....

and this is my take....

I basically decided to embraced the white space and used my sentiment in smokey shadow as the monogram. I was going to do a pumpkin but to tell you the truth I am all pumpkin-ed out! I have been in the mood for flowers.... tissue paper flowers to be exact and pink at that! I used my spellbinders flower die and cut out layers of three at a time to give some dimension. I used my favorite apron lace punch for the bottom and the leaf die from stampin up for the foilage. The sentiments are from the vintage picnic sentiments set from papertrey ink. The flower centers are from stampin up.
 I'm off to get a few other things finished....... Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


Sunday, November 15, 2009

another holiday card

Just a quick post to show off another holiday card I made using the pti holiday tree set and the awesome paper that Debbie did a tutorial on here. I used the same ingredients from my last card but I added the flourish from the vintage labels set to the bottom. I also used a sentiment from the awesome vintage ornaments set stamped with fresh snow ink on the kraft cardstock. Let me interject here how much I am in love with the fresh snow ink! I held off buying it because I already had a white from SU but I finally bought it in my last pti order mainly to match all my other ink pads as I have made a new organizer for my pads, markers & re-inkers. Well I decided to use it on the last few projects that I made and I am so impressed! It is a little mooshy at first but I love the way it sticks out on the paper. It also has some resist properties when you stamp over it with another color like I did for my tree. I stamped the solid tree in spring moss and stamped over it with one of the flourishes in the fancy flourishes set in fresh snow. When it dried I stamped the leaf portion of the tree over it in dark chocolate and the effect is really cool! I have heard that the fresh snow did this but until I tried it myself I didn't really get it. All supplies are papertrey ink except for the pink rhinestones (hero arts) and I used a cuttlebug die for the snowflakes and a spellbinders petite oval for the sentiment.

thanks for looking and have a great day!


Friday, November 13, 2009

card patterns sketch #40

I have been a busy little bee lately trying to get my holiday things done, my house organized and keeping Mr. T happy. I finally had a few minutes to just do whatever I wanted so I decided to play with the card patterns sketch this week. I haven't played for a couple of months but this sketch was just calling my name. I have been obsessed with this new stamp set from papertrey ink called holiday tree. Oh the possibilities!!  That lovely patterned paper on the bottom of the card is actually stamped. Debbie did a tutorial here so I thought I'd give it a try and WOWZER I had a blast! It is the most beautiful paper. If you have the giga guidelines and the guidelines II you should try it- it is totally addicting! I used the color combo that she used mainly because those three colors are my very fav and I was wanting to do these colors for my holiday cards this year... totally out of the norm.  I will post the deets below to save time.
Thanks for looking and have a great day!!


stamps: holiday tree, fancy flourishes (papertrey ink)
ink: sweet blush, aqua mist, spring moss, dark chocolate (pti)
cardstock: sweet blush, spring moss, kraft, guideline grid#2 (pti)
rhinestones: heroarts
snowflakes: cuttlebug die

Sunday, October 18, 2009

indian summer

I bought this lovely pad of basic grey indian summer paper a couple of weeks ago and I can't stop using it. The colors are so rich. I had stamped a bunch of the branches when I was working on the Japan pti challenge a couple of weeks ago so I thought I would try a fallish one.... and it was perfect for this weeks mojo sketch. I inked the leaves with first summer sunrise, more mustard, hibiscus & scarlet jewel .... in that order. When you get to the darker colors just pat a little around the edges ... kind of like the rock n roll technique but make some of the leaves a little darker. I absolutely loved the way it turned out. I wish my picture looked better.... I don't know why when you upload to blogger the picture really losses it's quality...

Thanks for looking and have a great day!!


stamps: out on a limb, autumn abundance (sentiment)papertrey ink
ink: dark chocolate, summersunrise, hibiscus, scarlet jewel (pti), more mustard (su)
cardstock: vintage cream, dark chocolate (pti)
patterned paper: basic grey indian summer 6x6 paper pack
ribbon: dark chocolate (pti)
button & twine from pti

Saturday, October 17, 2009

short and sweet

I know I've been M.I.A. the last couple of weeks... life just throws you curve balls sometimes... hope you all understand!! I did manage to make a couple of cards the other day and have been trying to get them uploaded for three days now!! Time just flies!! So here is the one I made for the cps sketch this week..... i used the indian summer line from basic grey. I LOVE this line. The colors are so awesome.... I embossed the vintage cream cardstock with a cuttlebug embossing folder to match the leaves and used one of the felt stickers as the focal point. The sentiment is from papertrey ink's autumn abundance set. I'll post the deets below......

Thanks for looking and have a great day!!


stamps: sentiment from papertrey ink autumn abundance
ink: dark chocolate
cardstock: vintage cream, dark chocolate
patterned paper: basic grey indian summer 6x6 paper pad
felt embellishment: basic grey indian summer
other: leaves cuttlebug embossing folder, twine from papertrey ink

Sunday, October 4, 2009

paper trey ink Challenge#1 Japan

Hi all!! Just wanted to pop in and post my challenge card for the papertrey ink world cardmaking day challenge #1 Japan that Nicole posted on her blog. When I think of Japan I always think of blossoms and so it was a no brainer for me to do cherry blossoms. I used the pti set out on a limb. I stamped the branch in dark chocolate on vintage cream cardstock. For the cherry blossoms I used my water color crayons from stampin up to give ita softer watercolor feel. The bird is from a memory box set that I have had for awhile but I don't know what it is called...... I stamped the bird in aqua mist. I wanted to use one of the birds from the birds of a feather set but it was too big for the look I wanted .... but I did use a sentiment from that set. I used a stamp from my collection for the background with some Japanese writing. To keep in tune with the soft look I was trying to achieve, I stamped the writing with champagne versamark dazzle just on the left side of the card and on the left side of the image. Wow I really like the subtle effect! After I assembled my card I stitched a couple of lines with my sewing machine... and yes I intended them to be crooked!!! I am happy the way it turned out!

Have a great day and thanks for looking!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

happy world card making day!!!

Hi all! Just wanted to pop in a little early for world card making day!! I have been SWAMPED and have barely had time to even sit down. I haven't even had time to play with all my new stamps from the last papertrey ink release but I do plan on doing that tomorrow!! I mean it IS world card making day and what else are you supposed to do?? har har!!... I did this card in a snap using the new petite papers by websters pages. I love love love these papers!!! I followed this sketch from unscripted sketches .. I love sketches...sure makes it easy!! I stamped the background a little sporatically using background basics text style from papertrey ink with vintage cream ink. The sentiment is from the new Signature Christmas set. I did manage to ink up a few from this set up for all my sentiments. The rest of the card is all papers from the petite pack called the holiday collection pack. I got mine over at Ellen's store and she is having a sale this weekend so pop on over ...... the code is on the front page.

Hope you all have a great world card making day ....


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

cps 134

Happy Wednesday!!!! Only two more days until the weekend!! This card for the cps sketch #134 just kind of fell together.... these are all things I already had on my desk from another project and I when started playing around I realized it could pass for the sketch!!! I love it when that happens!! Isn't this just the sweetest baby girl card you have ever seen?? Okay I am a little biased but I totally fell in love with this card!! The flower stamp is from hero arts that I have had for awhile but didn't feel the need to use it until a few weeks ago Dawn made a card with this flower. I stamped a bunch in different colors and cut them out to use for later. The swirls I cut out on my cricut using the storybook cartridge. I used the damask cuttlebug folder for the background and a scalloped square nestie for the mat. I will post the deets at the bottom.
Thanks for looking and have a great day!!

stamps: hero arts, papertrey ink(sentiment)
ink: berry sorbet, versamark
cardstock: vintage cream, aqua mist (papertrey ink)
buttons: berry sorbet mix (pti)
pearls: kaiser
other: cricut storybook cartridge, martha stewart butterfly punch

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I went cosmo with card patterns #33

I got this mini cosmo cricket early bird paper a couple of weeks ago and have been dying to use it. When I saw the card patterns sketch for this week I immediately thought of my vintage picnic set and the cosmo paper. Don't they just match perfect!?! I have been a little obsessed with square cards lately and the sketch just fed my obsession. This particular one messures 4.25 square and is just the cutest thing you ever saw!! I also tried the new rock candy distress stickles by ranger on my flowers but I felt that it washed the color out just a tad. The daisies were definitely more yellow before I tried the rock candy. I used the stickles on another project with just some ink and it seemed to do fine... I will post the details below to save time.... I have been working on a new storage for my inks & such... it seems like every couple of months I want to reorganize... it totally drives my man crazy.. I mean he is one of those types that never changes any thing around.. everything is always the same.. I think with me I just like to "touch" my stuff and then I decide it would be better in a different place!!!?? My daughter has inherited my moving things around syndrome... every two weeks..and I kid you not... she moves her WHOLE house around... I mean not just the living room but the bedrooms and the dishes and the girls' room ... If it can move she moves it!!! oh my word... I thought I was bad!!!!! Well kids I'm off..........

stamps: vintage picnic, papertrey ink
ink: espresso Adirondack ink
cardstock: vintage cream, pti,, riding hood red, stampin up
patterned paper: cosmo cricket early bird mini deck
ribbon: ocean tides satin, pti
button: lemon tart mix, pti

Friday, September 18, 2009

raspberry suite rejected... by me!!

Hey! Just thought I'd share a card that I made for Dawn's raspberry suite challenge #16 that I did not post. This was the first card I made and I really couldn't decide if I liked it or not enough for the challenge. is that crazy or what? So I made another one and posted it and it made the spotlight!!! You just never know!! I was totally not expecting it!! If you have not tried one of Dawn's challenges I encourage you to do it. They really help me think outside the box with colors I may not normally use. Just play to have fun! I have been totally shocked every time that Dawn has picked me because well I'm just little ole me and there are sooo many talented people out there in blog land!!

On to the card..... I printed the background paper from a kit I got at house of 3 around easter time.. I think it is from the easter papers kit. The yellow matches summer sunrise exactly!! I used my big scallop punch to make a border along the bottom and them punch one in kraft and one in dark chocolate to make a layered border. I stamped the image from the 2009 autumn tags set from papertrey ink in summer sunrise, cut out with a circle nestie and matted it with a dark chocolate circle. The ribbon is dark chocolate satin. I added a few pearls along the edge of the circle and three pearl flowers from jenni bowlin. I can't remember where I got mine but they are one of my favorites!!

I'm outta here and thanks to all of you who comment and leave such encouraging words!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Unscripted sketches #23 gets flipped with fall

Hi All!! I have another unscripted sketch this week. I decided to do a fall card since I can smell fall in the air. Yippee!! Fall is my favorite season..... I am really likin' these sketches and this one I flipped. Mainly because I wanted to use a journaling block stamp that I have had for a couple of years now from basic grey. I stamped it in dark chocolate and cut it out. I then stamped the wreath from the autumn abundance set from papertrey ink in summer sunrise, the happy fall in ripe avocado, and the swirl in really rust. I layered this onto a scrap piece of patterned paper from my minds eye. I stamped the pumpkins in summer sunrise then did the rock n roll in pumpkin pie and really rust, then cut out and adhered with a dimensional. Everything else is mounted on a really rust card that I stamped very lightly with one of the text stamps from the text style set in dark chocolate ink. Add some ribbon and buttons and another sketch completed!! Yea!!
I'm off to look at my new order of hero arts stamps!! I bought a couple of new background stamps that I have been dying for!!! I LOVE background stamps!!! I feel like I have been in shopping mode the last couple of weeks.... sheesh... between new punches, stamps & paper I'm good to go for the holiday season. Oh well it keeps me busy and out of trouble...ummm sort of!!!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!!


stamps: autumn abundance, background basics text style, fancy flourishes (papertrey ink), journal block,(basic grey)
ink: dark chocolate, summersunrise (papertrey ink), really rust, pumpkin pie (stampin up)
cardstock: really rust (stampin up) vintage cream, ripe avocado (papertrey ink)
patterned paper: my mind eye
buttons: ripe avocado mix, papertrey ink
ribbon: dark chocolate satin (papertrey ink), crochet trim ???? (I got mine from ellen's store)
punch: scallop border (stampin up)

Monday, September 14, 2009

another monday

Hi all! I have just a random card to share today. I have been wanting to use the cupcake set from papertrey ink for a couple of weeks now and this weekend it finally saw ink!! I had a certain person in mind when I made this card. She loves black with lots of color, so I decided to use berry sorbet and a scrap of basic grey paper that I had on hand. I also used my ocean tides satin ribbon. Wow I love this color!! I dont know why I haven't used it yet. Very pretty!! The colors all go together nicely without being over powering. I stamped the bottom cup in berry sorbet and the top frosting in sweet blush with a glitter coating. I cut out the black frame on my cricut from the storybook cartridge. It is my favorite cartridge so far. I also used my new slim line punch for the border. i ordered a couple new punches and I can't hardly wait until they get here. I also ordered some of the new release stuff from papertrey ink tonight. What awesome stuff!! I love pti!! Well I'm off for the night!!

Thanks for looking!!


all supplies are papertrey ink unless other wise noted
stamps: cupcake collection
ink: berry sorbet, sweet blush, true black
card stock: berry sorbet, vintage cream
patterned paper: basic grey urban prairie
ribbon: ocean tides
button: berry sorbet
other: cricut storybook cartridge, ek success slimline scallop punch

Friday, September 11, 2009

card patterns sketch #31

Wow I can't believe it's Friday already!!! this week just flew by!! I was unplugged most of the week and I finally had time today to get my card up for the card patterns sketch #31. I haven't played for a couple of weeks and told myself this week I was going to get with it!! I decided to do a fall card this time. All products are papertrey ink except for the swirl.... I did that with my cricut and the accent essentials cartridge. I have been really getting into my cricut lately... I usually just use it for the bulletin boards at church but I am really getting into all the little accents you can make with the thing!! Amazing!! I am keeping this short today as I need to get to work and am short on time..... Hope you all have a great weekend!!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!!


Monday, September 7, 2009

unscripted sketches#22

Hi there!! Hope everyone had a great weekend. I was in cleaning mode and I accomplished alot the last few days. I even made a few cards, one of which is this one for the unscripted sketch #22. I just stumbled upon this sketch challenge and decided to participate. I really like the sketches and all the possibilities. I used my new cosmo cricket early bird mini deck paper that I got at ellens store the other day. I love these mini decks. If you love cosmo cricket you will love these..... the same paper just scaled down to 6x6...perfect for us card makers!!! I used my favorite everyday button bits from papertrey and used buttons that I had that matched the papers. I stamped the sentiment on vintage cream in dark chocolate ink and then cut each word out and antiqued the edges with the lightest colors of the distress duo then matted the words on an aqua mist strip which I then antiqued. I stamped the kind part right on the image and adhered the rest of the sentence in front so that it flowed together. The other strip in the sketch I used dark chocolate satin ribbon. I got the card all done and was putting away my ink and I had a tad bit on my finger and I touched the card without knowing!!! So guess what I had this little tiny ink mark right on the top of the image!! I was so perturbed!! I mean it's one thing if you are just starting a card but it is completely another when you are finished!! So what is a girl supposed to do???? I got out my favorite martha stewart punch and punched me some brown butterflies and stuck one over the smidgen of a smudge. One didn't look right so I added two more to even it all out and saved the card!! Whew!! Any one else have that happen.... you get a card done or almost done and somehow you screw it up???? I hope I am not the only one!!
Well I'm off .......... Thanks for looking and have a great day!!!


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Raspberry Suite # 16

Wow I can't believe it is Thursday already!! What in the world happened to this week? Last I checked in I was going to the big city to go shopping and here it is almost week later!! Well I do have good excuses.... shopping, surprise birthday party for my mom and making sun dried tomatoes have been at the top of my list. I did manage to find a few minutes a couple days ago to once again play with Dawn's Raspberry suite color challenge. How I look forward to these color challenges..... they really make me think outside of the box. So on to my card...... I used hero arts four leaf grid stamped with summer sunrise for the background. I used a tag stamp from the tags for spring from papertrey ink and also stamped it in summer sunrise. I stamped the sentiment from the autumn abundance set in dark chocolate and cut out with a circle nesties. I used my new (to me) labels 3 to cut out a piece in dark chocolate and one in kraft. I layered these to form a sort of medallion. The summer sunrise label behind is one of the new spellbinder labels that I got the other day from ellens store. Just adds a bit of elegance to the project. I punched my border and tied a piece of summer sunrise satin ribbon around, tied in a knot and then added a vintage cream button tied with rustic cream twine. I added a few pearls here and there to give it a little omph and there ya go!! Raspberry suite #16 done!! I actually did another card but don't know if I will have time to post so may save it for another day. I'm off to peel some more tomatoes and try and get a few sketches done. Thanks for looking and have a great day!!!


Friday, August 28, 2009

Cps130 goes shabby chic

Happy Friday!!! I am looking forward to the weekend.... I get to go to the "big city" for some new supplies and I am so excited. I am going to Michael's and Craft Warehouse for new paper, punches and I really want a corner chomper... I'm tired of wearing out those little corner punches. Does anyone have a corner chomper and do you like it??? I'm sure there will be some things not on my list that I won't be able to pass up. And of course I will "need" to go to the mall! I don't get to go shopping very often so I like to make the most of it!!
I made this card for the cps sketch #130 and it has a real shabby chic feel to it. I used a few scraps for this one along with the flower images from the everyday button bits set ( I know....again!!). I will put all the supplies at the bottom of the post to save time. I really appreciate each one of you who take the time to stop by. I am still working on my picture taking skills and this card is a tad bit brighter than it looks. I envy those who take perfect pics and get the color right.... that is my struggle now. If you have any tips I'll be grateful!!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!!


all supplies papertrey ink unless otherwise noted

stamps: everyday button bits, polka dot basics II
ink: ripe avocado, true black, sweet blush
cardstock: vintage cream, sweet blush, ripe avocado
patterned paper: K&Company amy butler lotus line
buttons: sweet blush
ribbon: vintage cream satin
cuttlebug damask folder, corner punch

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

mojo monday 101

Hi there!!! I stayed up last night and made a total mess of my studio and I had a blast!! I made a couple of cards and have a few half done. My attention kept wandering to one product after another and I couldn't just settle on one thing!! Does any one else have this problem? I think it was just the fact that I had a couple of hours all to myself and I didn't know what to do!!! No interuptions!!! That was a miracle!! I finished this card for this weeks mojo monday. I love Julee's sketches but I don't always have time to do each one. This weeks sketch just talked to me and it came together so quick... even with the stitching!! This was the first time I used the cherry image from the everyday button bits from papertrey ink. Can I say again how much I love this set?!! So many possibilities! On to my card...... I'm going to keep it simple... all the details are at the end of the post.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!!!


all supplies are papertrey ink unless otherwise noted

stamps: tags for spring, everyday button bits
ink: raspberry fizz, ripe avocado
cardstock: vintage cream, ripe avocado, scarlet jewel
patterned paper: papertrey ink, bo bunny & basic grey
buttons: scarlet jewel button mix

Monday, August 24, 2009

raspberry suite #15 goes clean & simple

HI all!! Hope you had a great weekend! I didn't do much but go to yard sales and hang around the house. I even finished my raspberry suite challenge early!!! I have about three cards going with this color scheme...I absolutely loved these colors together! ANNNDD I used the in bloom set AGAIN!! I just can't get over the endless possibilities of this set!! Between this set and the button bits set all the others are just sitting on my desk waiting for their turn. I went for a clean and simple take this time... I stamped the large and medium flower with hibiscus on vintage cream cardstock and cut out. I stamped the sentiment in both melon berry and hibiscus. I stamped the leaves in spring moss right on to the piece of vintage cream with the sentiment. I layered the flowers over the leaves with dimensional. I added a melon berry, hibiscus & spring moss button under the sentiment and layered this onto a melon berry mat and then layered onto a vintage cream card. Simple! I know I've said it before but I am sooo in love with this set!! I just wish it had more sentiments with that cool swirly font!! Well I'm off to finish some more projects while I'm on a roll!!
PS>>> thanks for bearing with me on the photos... I'm trying to get the hang of my new camera!!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!!


all supplies are
papertrey ink unless otherwise noted
stamps: in bloom

ink: hibisus, melon berry, spring moss

cardstock: melon berry, vintage cream

buttons: hibiscus, melon berry & spring moss

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Hi there!! Happy Wednesday!! I had a great time out of town and I actually got a few things accomplished. Here is my take on cardpatterns sketch #28. I have had this done for a couple of days but I got my new camera friday before I left and I haven't had time to play with it until today. I definitely have to get used to it but the picture is better than they have been!!! I have a lot to learn about this camera!!! Hope you are not sick of me using the in bloom set from papertrey ink . This flower calls my name!! I stamped the large bloom three times with vintage cream ink onto berry sorbet cardstock. Cut out each layer and adhered them together with dimensionals. I also stamped the flower in berry sorbet ink onto vintage cream cardstock to give a little background behind the flower. I used the damask designs set to stamp the damask border in berry sorbet ink onto vintage cream cardstock. I layered these alternately with berry sorbet cardstock. The leaves are stamped onto spring moss with ripe avocado ink and cut out. I threaded the big berry sorbet button with spring moss satin ribbon and tied a tag on with cream twine. Viola card done!!
I'm off now to play with the camera!!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!!!


all supplies are from papertrey ink unless otherwise noted

stamps: in bloom, damask designs, mixed messages
ink: berry sorbet, ripe avocado
cardstock: berry sorbet, vintage cream
ribbon: spring moss
buttons: berry sorbet
other: dimensionals, stampin up; punch, martha stewart

Friday, August 14, 2009

Raspberry Suite color challenge #14

Hey there!! I am rushing to get this done so I can get out the door.... I am on my way out of town and wanted to make sure I posted my raspberry suite challenge #14. I actually had fun with these colors....... I made a few cards but this is the one I will go with. If I had more time I would post all of them but I'll save them for later. The only plum pudding I had was ribbon, ink & patterned paper so I had to keep that in mind as I was creating.... guess what I put in my cart at papertrey ink???? you guessed it...plum pudding cardstock!!!! I tell myself every month that I need to catch up and get the things I don't have but the new products released each month have been awesome. I think I can do a little catch up this month tho.... I only want one of the stamp sets for sure ... I think I can wait on the others. I'm going to put the details at the bottom of the post so I can get out the door......

Thanks for looking and have a great day!!


all supplies papertrey ink unless otherwise noted

stamps: everyday button bits , damask designs, text style
ink: scarlet jewel, raspberry fizz, vintage cream

cardstock: vintage cream, scarlet jewel

patterned paper: plum pudding bitty boxes

ribbon: plum pudding satin

buttons: scarlet jewel, raspberry fizz
punch: fiskars

other: spellbinders