Thursday, December 29, 2011

CAS Birthday card

Hello everyone! Here is a real quick CAS birthday card for you today.

Stamp is one of my favorites from The Angel Company set Deco Designs. I stamped it in Palette Jardin Moss twice, I also did the same on the inside of the card.

Sentiment is from Papertrey, Ink and also stamped in Palette Jardin Moss.

All green cardstock is from Bazzill. I used my new corner chomper to round off the corners! The embossing folder used on the light green cs is from Sizzix. It goes so well with the stamped image! Lastly, added a small gingham green bow tied with the bow easy!

Thanks for stopping in!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Punch challenge

Hi everyone! There's a challenge to use your punches going on over at Victorine Originals blog. Here's the card I created for it.

Punches used:
Martha Stewart
Punch Bunch
McGill tools to form the flower

Cotton Candy Stickles used on the edges of the flower to give it some bling! DP is from my stash and I believe its from My Minds Eye, but can't be positive.

Sentiment stamp is from Victorine Originals and stamped in Archival jet black ink. Pink and green grosgrain ribbon used to cover up the raw edges between the card stock and dp.

There are some great stamps that are being given away to one random lucky person who up loads a card for this challenge. Link is on my side bar.

Thanks for stopping in!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Birthday Wishes - Mojo 220

Hi everyone. Here's a Birthday card I made using Mojo Monday's sketch #220. I went for bright and cheerful!

Flower stamp is from Papertrey, Ink Friendship til the end and colored in Copic markers in the following colors: R83, R85, R89 and YR04 and YR07.

Sentiment stamp is from the Verve set Wordy Birds.

I used the lattice embossing folder on the lime green cardstock, both the pink and green cardstock is from Hot Off The Press. It's out of their 8x8 Retro cardstock collection. Black grosgrain ribbon used, which I had to search for in my stash. Seems that I need to get some more 1/4 inch. White and black cardstock is from PTI.

Thanks for stopping in!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Silver Ornaments

Hey everyone! I'm about done with posting Christmas cards! Yea - this is the last one and not one of my favorites either!

I used some of that silver metal tape that is self adhesive which I found in the garage that my DH had. It says Nashua on the inside of the tape roll and I think it's used for taping metal pipes and can be found at Lowes or Home Depot.

Anyway, I used the ornament die from Memory Box to cut out three of them and then ran them through a few embossing folders. Peeled the backing off and stuck them to the swiss dot embossed white cardstock. Added the silver cording for the hangers and the line between it and the sentiment. Sentiment stamp is from Papertrey, ink.

The card base is pinefeather from PTI.

Well, this past week of vacation flew by! Didn't get a lot accomplished either, but isn't that the way it goes? Have a great one and thanks for stopping in!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Country Christmas

Hi everyone! Here is a little card that surely says country to me. I guess it must be the hounds tooth pennant in the back?

or maybe it's the twine or faux stitching...

The little deer stamp is from Savvy Stamps and I inked him up in A*Muse Studio french roast ink. Could not resist using a red stardust pen to give him a red nose! The hounds tooth is a background stamp from Impress and inked up with pure poppy ink from Palette.

Spellbinders deckled nesties used to cut the deer out and the pure poppy layer behind. Kraft cardstock used for the base and dark brown to layer the pennant. I tied some twine around it and then glued on a button to the center of the triple bow which was made with the bow easy. I did the faux stitching with a Sharpie white paint pen.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Winter Sparkles

Hi everyone! I came across a couple of challenges over at SCS and had to play along. It was during last weekends Virtual Stamp Night and the two theme's I did were: sparkles and create a winter wonderland scene. Here's my card.

Stamp is from Memory Box. I created the ground using a dauber, Palette Jardin Moss ink and a piece of paper. The sky is also sponged on with daubers using various Versamagic and Memento inks.

I used a glue pad to get the image sticky and then dusted it with crystal art glitter. I kept the photo a little dark so that you could see the sparkles.

Designer paper in the back ground is from DCWV. I framed the image using black cardstock and then stuck a labels 18 cut out in white behind it to keep things CAS.

I'm off to get my Christmas cards in the mail and start my cookie baking! Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Card Challenge

Hey everyone! There is a Christmas Card Challenge going on over at Victorine Originals Blog. There are some really nice creations that the design team came up. There is a chance for one lucky person to win some unmounted stamps, too. Here's my card.

Colored with Copic's and highlighted with some stardust gel pens.

Kraft, burgandy and dark green cardstock used. The gingham designer paper is from My Minds Eye. Dark Green grosgrain ribbon used at the bottom.

Dies used: Nestie ovals and Quickutz scallops.

Here are the stamps that you have a chance to win this time around.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping in!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Re-worked Holly

Ok - I had to re-work Holly as it was really bugging me! Since the die cut of holly was pretty stuck, I ended up doing some fussy cutting.

I reused the embossed green and the lime green cardstock but cut it down to size. Satin ribbon started out as white, used the same Copic marker to color it and the pearls that I colored/shaded Holly's dress in.

Sentiment is from TAC and cut out using the smallest circle nesties. It's popped up on the left side with foam tape to level it off. Holly is also popped up using foam tape.

I used the My Favorite Things sketch for this week as inspiration for changing this up! Much better - don't ya think?


Hi everyone! I've been messing around with this card for a few days and still I'm not sure if I'm happy with it or not.

The fairy is a digital stamp from Bugaboo and colored with Copic markers and highlighted with a white gel pen and a stardust pen.

I used some golden colored vellum and put it behind a piece of printer paper and cut out the scalloped circle to go around the main image. I struggled finding a color that went with the colors I used on her to layer with and this is the best I came up with.

The holly around her is a die from Memory Box that I cut up and glued down. Added some berries with liquid pearls. Not sure if I like this addition or not, but it's glued down now so I'm stuck with it.

Holly embossing folder is from Provo Craft and I love that it's a 5x7 folder!

So, give me some feedback on this one! I would appreciate suggestions at this point!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Trying to stay warm

Hi everyone! It's sure been cold here - we've had 9 consecutive days that have been colder than normal, with a high of 41 degrees and no rain! But wow, it's sure been foggy in the mornings. So to warm up, I stamped up a pair of mittens.

Stamps are from Papertrey, Ink and stamped in Memento ink. Mittens colored with B93, 95 and 97 plus G21 Copic markers.

The snowflakes were stamped in Versamark ink then dusted with perfect pearls. Die is from PTI and so is the blueberry cardstock. The green cardstock is from Hot Off The Press.

A stardust pen was used to highlight the snowflakes on the mittens.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Snowflake Tag

Hi all - I played around a bit yesterday with TH day 4 tag inspiration and came up with this.

Distress stains in faded jeans and picket fence used to color the tag.

Snowflake stamps are from Stampers Anonymous (TH) and the sentiment is from Papertrey, Ink. Both of them are stamped in A*Muse Studio Navy ink. The swirl stamp is from Inkadinkado and stamped in fresh snow ink. The ice crystals on the snow flakes are Epsom salts. I just used spray adhesive and rolled/laid them in the stuff. Big snowflake die is from Provo Craft.

A memo pin is used on the smaller snowflake. I just hot glued it to the back and then tucked it into the burlap/ribbon tie. Ribbon is enchanted evening grosgrain from PTI. I had a lot of fun making this one!

Have a great day!

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Hi everyone. I had some spare time yesterday and got to play around and do some coloring on a few Christmas cards. Here's one that I used for the inspiration challenge over at SCS.

The challenge was to be inspired by a Chris Radko Christmas ornament and create a card around it.

I bought this stamp from Make it Crafty last year and every time I look at him I just smile. Here are all the colors of Copic markers that I used to color him up.

Once done coloring, I used the label 17 die from Spellbinders to cut it out and to create the black layer behind, which is hand cut.

Black satin ribbon used to create the double bow with an assist from the Bow Easy. Pure Poppy, black and white cardstock are all from Papertrey, Ink.

Thanks for stopping in.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Inspired tag

Hello everyone! If you're not following Tim Hotlz and his 12 days of Christmas tags, I would recommend that you do. Great inspiration!

Here's my first tag.

I started off with a regular tag and added the music designer paper to it from Creative Imaginations. Then I got to distressing it with antique linen and vintage photo distress inks.

Poinsettia is die cut from dark red cardstock from HOTP using the spellbinders die. Black soot used to distress the outside edges which is hard to see in the photo. Yellow self adhesive pearls from Kaisercraft used for the center.

I stamped the ticket (stampers anonymous TH) onto a thin piece of chipboard with archival jet black ink and the cut it out. I used picket fence and antique line distress stains and then added some vintage photo and black soot to the outside edges. Both the ticket and the poinsettia are popped up with foam tape.

A length of burlap was cut, frayed and inserted through the tag and then the plaid ribbon was tied on top and into a bow.

Would really appreciate some feedback on this one! Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Red Mitten

Hello! I hope this finds everyone being crafty! Here's another CAS card for you.

I used the large mitten die from A*Muse Studio to create this simple card. It's cut out of pure poppy cardstock from Papertrey, Ink so that the fold is at the top.

I added some faux stitching along the perimeter using a the white paint pen from Sharpie. Snowflake die is from Sizzix, cut out of white cardstock and popped up using foam tape. I added some red self adhesive pearls and a button to jazz it up a bit. Red gingham ribbon used as a tie on the button.

So country looking, don't you think?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Don't fear

Hello! I made this CAS card a while ago - like right after I got this fab set from A*Muse Studio but have been saving it to post closer to Christmas.

Pure poppy cardstock from Papertrey, Ink is used as the card base and the circle layer.

The Santa hat is colored with copic's, a white gel pen and then I added some liquid applique. Used the heat tool to puff it up and Ta Da!

Memento ink used on the sentiment and Santa's hat.

What do you think? This one could be mass produced pretty quickly too!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thinking of you butterfly

Hello! Playing in two different challenges today. Viva La Verve sketch and Flutter by Wednesday.

Stamps are from the Verve set called Enjoy. I stamped out the butterfly, colored it with copic's and then cut it out and popped it up using a very thin piece of foam tape.

Designer paper is from Hot Off The Press, and the olive cardstock is from Gina K. Circle nesties were used to cut out the circles.

The ferns were cut out using Bazzill dark green cardstock and the dies are from Poppy Stamps. Black grosgrain ribbon used and the black pearls are from Queen&Co. Lastly, I need to mention even though you can't really see it, the white panel behind the ferns and butterfly is embossed using the leaf branch embossing folder from Sizzix.

What do you think?

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Hello! I got another chance to play around with the latest Viva La Verve Challenge and this is the card I came up with based upon the sketch.

Stamps are from Verve called Winter Mittens. I colored them with Copic's and then used Palette fresh snow ink to stamp the hearts in the center. The sentiment is stamped in A*Muse Studio Navy ink. Nesties used to cut the tag and the circles.

Designer paper is from K&Company and layered with blueberryb sky cardstock from PTI. A white satin ribbon is added and tied into a bow using the bow easy. I used the scrappers floss to tie on the tag and then twisted the excess around a paper piercer.

Thanks for stopping and and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with Family and Friends.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Thanks so much

Hello! Here's another card completed using a Verve sketch off of SCS.

The branch stamp is from Memory box as is the designer paper. The sentiment is from Verve. I used Marvy LePlume markers to color the stamp and then spritzed it with water and stamped it onto white cardstock. I used a dauber and summer sky ink from Memento to highlight the branch. Circle nesties used to cut out the shapes.

Wide white satin ribbon used on the left side of the card. All cardstock used to layer is from Bazzill.

What do you think? Thanks for stopping in!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thinking of you

Hi everyone! Sorry I've been missing in action the last couple of days. The day job has kept me extremely busy with no end until next Wednesday! Yuk! I'm so tired and my body is telling me that too!

Ok, enough complaining....Here's a card I recently made for Verve's challenge over at SCS.

Stamps are from Verve and done by coloring directing on the stamp using Tombow markers then misting with water and stamping onto a piece of cardstock. It took me a couple of tries to get this one exactly how I wanted it. Added some yellow liquid pearls onto the flower centers.

Pink designer paper is from Lasting Impressions and the other dp is from my stash which I believe comes from My Minds Eye, but not certain. Kraft cardstock is cut with the Plaque Alterations die.

I did cut the doily in half and then overlap it to get it to fit within the body of the card. Lastly, used the boweasy to tie the bow from the white satin ribbon.

Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Hello everyone! Here's a CAS card that came together pretty quickly.

Kraft, black and pure poppy cardstock is from Papertrey, Ink as is the ribbon and the sentiment.

The pennants or banner's are a die from PTI called boxy banners. I cut three of the banners out of this burlap like material that is really a wired ribbon. I got it at Target several years ago during the Holiday season and tend to use the material in the middle of the wired sides for all sorts of things.

The gingham paper is from my stash and I believe it came from My Minds Eye. I unraveled some of the strands from the burlap and tied them onto the black buttons (American Crafts) and then glued them on.

What do you think?

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Hello! I got a chance to play around with this weeks sketch challenge. Here's what it looks like.

I changed the direction on the sketch and my card ended up looking like this:

Stamps are from Papertrey, Ink and colored with Copic's. I also added some highlighting on the ornaments using a stardust pen. Berries are accented with stickles. Dusted off my oval nesties to cut out the main image and its layer.

Designer paper is from Kaisercraft.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Mojo Monday #214

Hi there! There is something about this Mojo Monday sketch that really caught my attention - don't know what, but here's how it came out for me.

The leaf is die cut from chipboard using the tattered leaves Alterations die. I used the new winter distress ink in Festive Berries to color it. To add the splashes of black, I dipped a tooth brush into black acrylic paint and used my finger to flick it about.

Sentiment and tag die are from Verve. Designer papers are from Papertrey, Ink. I did pop up the leaf and the sentiment tag with foam tape. Button is from OTC and tied with twine.

What do you think? Thanks for stopping in.