Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 52 - Kindred Spirits

It's been a busy week and weekend, but I managed to squeeze a card in... I made this card for a couple getting married on the 19th of June. Unfortunately my hubby and I will be away and are not able to attend the wedding :( They are not the "love bird and flowers" type of people, so I opted to go a little "dark" for their card. I know that they will appreciate it, being untraditional as they are!

I used Sweet Sketch Wednesday #52 and the image is from Tiddly Inks called The Happy Couple.

Thanks for taking a peek, now I have to get busy on my Dad's Father's Day card!

Happy Sunday!


Paper: Basic Grey; Black Tie , Neenah Solar White , SU! Black and Gray cs

Inks: Copic Markers and paper edged in Dew Drop Versamagic in Midnight Black

Embellies: Prima flowers, Pearls; Kaiser, Ribbon; Basic Grey and I bought the stickpin from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Tools: SU! Punches for sentiment and EK Success edge punch.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Mojo Monday 141 - Happpy Father's Day

Here is the card that I made for my hubby for Father's Day. He considers himself the Grill Master (what man doesn't). When I saw the image from Mo's Digital Pencil, I knew it was perfect for his card! I used Mojo Monday's Challenge 141.

Off to make my dad's Father's Day card and a wedding card.

Have a great night and thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil ; The Big Guy Grilling and Papertrey Ink; Father Knows Best

Paper: Cosmo Cricket; The Boyfriend, PTI Kraft and a scrap piece of Bazzill cs

Ink: SU! Creamy Caramel and Close to Cocoa, Copic Markers

Embellies: Buttons from my stash and twine from PTI

Tools SU! Punches

Monday, May 31, 2010

Card Patterns Sketch #66 - Happy Anniversary

Happy Memorial Day everyone!

My hubby is in the backyard organizing the shed, so I took this opportunity to make a card for our anniversary coming up on June 22nd!

I used the Card Patterns Sketch #66 and an image from Di's Digi Downloads called First Day Out. I thought is was perfect for my card!

I stamped the saying "You Hold the Key to my Heart" on the inside of the card to go with the little key on the front. The flourish in the corner is also from that set.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek, I appreciate it!


Stamps: Di's Digi Downloads; First Day Out, MFT; Simply Said and CTMH stamps from the kit, Key to My Heart

Paper: Basic Grey; Sugar Rush, Neenah Solar White and a scrap piece of Bazzill cs

Ink: SU! Real Red and Copic Markers

Embellies: Prima Flower, SU! Old Olive Twill, Queen & Co. Pearls and little key from my stash

Tools: Martha Stewart Leaf punch

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 51- LET'S GO FLYERS!!!

I live in a Philly Suburb, so of course, I am sporting orange today, as is everyone I have seen so far this morning in my area. Why do you ask?? In honor of the first game of the Flyers in their quest for the CUP!!! I am heading to my uncle's house today for a dual purpose party, Memorial Day and the Flyers! They are die hard, and I mean DIE HARD fans. I just had to make a card to bring over with me. I hope that they get a kick out of it!

I used the image Hockey Beary by Prairie Fairy Designs. I also used Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge #51.

I made the little pennant out of plain 'ole white cardstock, using a font in Microsoft Word. Then inked it up a bit and glued it to a toothpick. I hand drew the little puck on the image as well.

I hope that everyone has fun today, in whatever you may be doing!

Thanks for taking a peek and LET'S GO FLYERS!!!!!!!!!!!


Stamp: Prairie Fairy; Hockey Beary

Ink: Copics and SU! Pumpkin Pie and Black

Paper: SU! Creepy Crawly, Pumpkin Pie and Black and Neenah Solar White

Tools: CM Cutter, needle and thread

Embellies: Buttons from my stash

Friday, May 28, 2010

Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge #47

Happy Friday!

I hope that everyone is gearing up for a fun Memorial Day weekend! (for those of us in the states)

I made this card for the Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge #47. Melissa thanks for another great one!

I used an image from Meljen's Designs called a Girl and Her Kitty. I ran the background thru my Big Shot using the Texture Plate Dot Daisies and then sponged it with SU! So Saffron to make the dots pop out a bit. Again, I don't think it came up in the photo that well.

I colored her with my copics and then did a little background color with my Prisma pencil.

I'm off to start some errands (hubby is buying me my birthday present today) Woohoo! It's a bit early but he wants me to have time to play with it this weekend. I think I'll keep him ;)

Thanks for swinging by!


Stamp: Meljen's Designs

Paper: Basic Grey; Max and Whiskers, SU! So Saffron and Chocolate Chip

Embellies: Prima flowers, buttons and ribbon from my stash

Tools SU! Scalloped Circle Punch and Sizziz Big Shot

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge - A Good Friend

I am ever in the pursuit of digital stamps and I mean this has become an OBSESSION with me!

So here is my latest discovery....

Wags 'n Whiskers Stamps - anyone who knows me, knows that I LOVE my kitties!!! So when I saw this line of stamps, I went bonkers!

This is for their Challenge - A Good Friend.

The name of the image is Budding Artists, I only hope that they come out with more digis! and soon ;)

I used the Mojo Monday Sketch #140 for the layout. Love those sketches!!!

Thanks for taking a peek!


Stamps: Wag 'n Whiskers' Budding Artists and PTI; Handwritten Notes

Paper: Basic Grey; Max & Whiskers and SU! More Mustard and Choc. Chip

Ink: Copics, Prisma Pencils (technically I guess they are not inks :) and SU! More Mustard

Embellies: ribbon by Daisy D's, a button from my stash and embroidery floss

Tools: Nestabilities and a good 'ole needle for the thread!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Just Magnolia - Week 56 Challenge

Just a quick post before I start dinner...

I received a couple of Magnolia stamps and some Basic Grey paper from Yvonne at Yvonne's Craft Creations, after winning a challenge that she sponsored at the Anyone for Anya blog. I finally broke them out and starting playing. I just loved coloring her! Thanks so much Yvonne!

I made this card for the Just Magnolia - Week 56 Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Magnolia; Tilda (sorry I don't know the exact name of the stamp) and SU!; For a Friend

Paper: Basic Grey;Kioshi, Neenah Solar White and SU! Elegant Eggplant

Ink: Memento, Copics and Spica Glitter Pens, VersaMagic ink in Eggplant

Embellies: Flowers by Prima, Kaiser pearls and ribbon from my stash

Tools: Martha Stewart; Branch punch, Ek success; tag punch, CM; Oval Cutter and my Bow Easy

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Embrace Happiness- Mo's Digital Challenge #32

You had to create a card that portrayed any type of love. I chose the image Buds.. This has to be one of the sweetest images I have ever seen! It reminds me so much of my sister's dog Buddy!

I used an older sketch by The Sweet Stop SSS53. Korin really has some outstanding sketches on her challenge blog!

I colored the image in with my Copics and then used my Prisma Pencils for the shadowing underneath the dog. Note to self... see what the color looks like BEFORE you add it directly to the image! I am really disappointed with how that looks and have tried really hard to correct it, to no avail :(

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Sunday! The weather is not great here, but that means more stamping time!

Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog!


Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil; Buds and Papertrey Ink; Mixed Messages

Paper: CTMH ; Key to My Heart (thanks E for reminding me that I have that!)

Inks: Dew Drop Versamagic in Red Magic and Wheat, CTMH; Taffy

Embellies: Prima white flowers and Queen & Co. Pearls

Tools: SU! Circle Punch and Martha Stewart edge punch in Lattice.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Celebrate - A double challenge!

Happy Friday everyone!

Hope that everyone is getting ready for a good weekend! The weather is as promised here... sunny and warm! I also lucked out on the yard work for today too ;) My hubby finished right before I returned home from my sister's house.. hehe

My uncle's birthday is coming up in a few weeks and I always struggle with masculine cards. So when I saw the new release from Meljen's Designs called A Dog's Day and the Challenge #8 Seeing Spots. I felt inspired by the image called Chili Chihuahua! He loves Mexican food and Sangria.. How perfect!

I also combined it with the Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge #50.

I printed out a few copies of the image and then hand cut peppers for the side and a set to raise on the image itself. Not sure if it showed that well in the pic, as usual :(

I hope that you all have a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by :)


Paper: KI Memories; Suprise Confetti (old stuff) and Bazzill cardstock

Embellies: SU! More Mustard Ribbon

Ink: Copic Markers, Copic Spica Glitter pens, Colorbox Chalk Ink in Sea Breeze and SU! More Mustard

Tools: SU! Oval Punch

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Hello Friend - Tuesday Morning Sketch #46

Hi everyone!

I hope that everyone had a great week so far! The weather is beautiful today and it should be just as great for the weekend. Woohoo! I hope that all of your local forecasts are just as nice!

This is a card that I made for the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge #46. No sketch this week, you were to use your Favorite Color Combo and Glitter. I have several color combos that I love, but I tend to always lean towards Su! Rose Red and the R85 Copic Marker combo, so I chose that for the challenge.

This card is made using the SCS Sketch #SC281 and the image is from a new digi stamp site that I fell in love with called Pollycraft. She is from the Felicity and Friends line and is called

Felicity - Home Girl. Isn't she adorable?

Ok, so now I am sure you are asking yourself, where's the glitter? It didn't come up in the photo! I used My Mind's Eye Glitter Book paper and her headband, pockets and green stripe on her jeans are colored with the Copic Spica Pens in the coordinating color. Trust me it's there! ;)

Thanks as always for taking a peek, I appreciate it!


Stamps: Pollycraft; Felicity Home Girl and MFT; Simply Said

Paper: My Mind's Eye; Home Glitter Book, SU! Rose Red , PTI;Hibiscus Burst and scrap piece of Bazzill Oh and the image was printed on Neenah Solar White

Ink: Color Box Chalk Ink in Wheat and Copic Markers

Embellies: Kaiser Craft Rhinestones

Tools: SU! Oval Punch and Martha Stewart border punch

Monday, May 17, 2010

Way to Go Dana!!!!

Hello everyone!

I hope that you all had a good Monday!

I am back with a card.... go figure ;)

My niece Dana, who is 8, just made the traveling soccer team after a grueling week of try-outs! I am so proud of her and just had to make a card to send her! The teams colors are blue and yellow which is why I chose this color combo... Had to make her authentic, ya know?

I used the Sweet Sketch Wednesday #49. Another wonderful sketch by Arlana!

This image is by Mo Manning at Mo's Digital Pencil. She is Soccer Girl.

Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog and leave a comment, I really appreciate it!


Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil; Soccer Girl and CTM; Say it in Style

Paper: BoBunny; Calypso Laugh, Stampin Up; Brilliant Blue and So Saffron and the image was printed on Neenah Solar White

Embellies: Flower by Prima, Button, brads and ribbon from my stash

Ink: Copic Markers, CTMH black and ColorBox Chalk ink in Prussian Blue

Tools: SU! Punch

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Lucky #13

First off, I hope that everyone is enjoying their Mother's Day!

This is a stamp that I have been anxiously awaiting! It is Thursday by The Greeting Farm. This stamp totally kicks! (in my opinion)

I combined two challenges with this card. Farm Fresh Friday Sketch and

Thirteen is my lucky number and the day of the month that I was born :)

I cut the letters using my Cricut and the George cartridge.

Thanks for taking a peek and as always, comments are very appreciated!


Stamps: The Greeting Farm: Thursday and CTMH Storytime lowercase
Paper: Basic Grey Green at Heart and Bazzill cs

Ink: Copic Markers, VersaMagic in Wheat and SU! Old Olive

Embellies: Queen and Co. Rhinestones
Tools: Cricut machine and SU! punches

Friday, May 7, 2010

Sweet Sketch #48 Happy Mother'sDay

Happy Friday everyone!

I can finally post this card as my Mom won't see it on my blog now. This is her Mother's Day card, again not very traditional, but I wanted the same type of image that I used on my sister's card.

This card was made using Sweet Sketch #48 over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. This was a really cool sketch and I had a lot of fun with it! Thanks Ariana!

The image is by Mo Manning at Mo's Digital Pencil and is called I Love It. How cute is this little girl????

She was colored in with my ever trusty Copics and I inked all of the edges of the paper with ColorBox Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan.

Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a comment, they make my day!


Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil; I Love It and CTMH Say it in Style

Paper: Crate Paper; Birdie Collection, Bazzill cs and Papertrey Ink; Vintage Cream

Embellies: Ribbon and buttons by Papertrey and embroidery floss (from my cross-stitching days!)

Tools: CM cutting tools

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Thinking of You

I just wanted to post this quickly before I headed off to work this morning...

This is the card that I made for my Featured Stamper spot on Tuesday Morning Sketches which will be on Melissa's blog today along with the actual sketch for this card.

Thanks so much to Melissa and her DT for selecting my card, I am honored!!!

This is another digital image from Mo's Digital Pencil, it is called End of Summer.

I colored her with my copics and then shadowed the background with my Prisma pencils and OMS.

The button wrapping on the side was done after I watched a tutorial by Michele Boyer at Paper Cuts found here. I also distressed the edges of the dp to give it a "country" feel.

I hope that you all have a great day!

Thanks for taking a peek!


Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil; End of Summer, CTMH; Say it in Style

Paper: Basic Grey;Urban Prarie, Bazzill CS and Neenah Solar White

Embellies: buttons and cream twine by Papertrey Ink

Tools: SU! punches and cutting tool

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Card Patterns Sketch #62

I hope that everyone is having a great weekend. The Communion was beautiful yesterday and my niece and whole family had a wonderful time celebrating!

I managed to squeeze in some time to participate in yet another blog challenge. I can't help myself!

This one is from the Card Patterns Weekly Sketch Blog and is Sketch #62.

This is my first circular card! I have to say, it was fun!!! The two brads on the edge are to hold the card together, I really didn't know how else to do that, if anyone has any suggestions, I would love to hear them!

I cut the scallaped circles out with my new Cricut cartridge Forvever Young, this cartridge rocks! There are so many possibilities!

I also used a new stamp line that I have been dying to get my hands on! It is a Gorjuss Girl/Sugar Nellie stamp bought from Funky Kits in the UK.

Thanks for taking a peek, your comments make my day!


Stamps: Gorjuss Girls by Sugar Nellie Stamps; A Little Birdie Told Me

Paper: 7 Gypsies; Victoria and Bazzill cs

Embellies: Prima;Tiny tots flowers, SU! ribbon and brads from my stash

Tools: Cricut Machine, Su! Slot Punch and the Bow Easy (my fav new little tool!)

Friday, April 30, 2010

First Holy Communion


Just wanted to do a quick post before running off.

Tomorrow is my niece Dana's First Holy Communion. This is the card that I made for her.

I really struggled with this one. It is really hard to do a card that is basically all white! Even the image! So I made up for color, by using texture to jazz it up a bit. This card was made using the Splitcoast Sketch # 276. If you look real close you can see the little pearls I added to her veil using Liquid Pearls.

The image is from Karen's Doodles. This is her Holy Communion set, which is perfect for me because it came with another little girl and a little boy that I can use for my niece Gianna's and my nephew Cole's Communions in the coming years!

I hope that you all have a great weekend, I hope to be back with something on Sunday.

As always, thanks for taking the time to look at my posts!


Stamps: Karen's Doodles; Holy Communion Set

Paper: PTI Select White and SU Basic Gray and Blush Blossom

Embellies: Queen & Co. Pearls and Liquid Pearls

Tools: Cuttlebug and Sizzix Embossing Folders

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dare to be Different

It's Tuesday and you know what that means... it's time for another Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge!! This one is Sketch #43 .

Another great sketch, thanks Melissa!
Just a note... Next Tuesday I will be the featured stamper on the Tuesday Morning Sketches Blog, I am very excited and so please, if you get a chance, check it out...

The ribbon was shredded on purpose, thought it made it look more "gothy" ;)
I just kept on thinking of the video, Love is a Battlefield by Pat Benatar. Now you know I am sooooo showing my age!

I glittered her hair, but unfortunately it didn't come up in the photo :( I also ran the Core'dinations paper through my Cuttlebug and sanded it up a bit, again, just to give it a ragged look.

Ok, onto the basics

Stamps: The Greeting Farm; Gothroxy (digi) and sentiment by Stampingbella

Paper: 7 Gypsies; Victoria, Core'dinations and SU!

Embellies: CTMH and American Crafts ribbon and PTI buttons

Tools: Cuttlebug and Martha Stewart Lattice Punch ( I cut off the looped edge)

Thanks so much for checking out my blog... All of you ROCK!!!!


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Feeling Under the Weather?

Happy Sunday everyone :)

I am back with another blog challenge, a perfect activity for a rainy Sunday! I hope the weather is better in your neck of the woods!

This is for the Anyone For Anya Sketch #9 Challenge . This is my first challenge with this blog and I LOVE Anyas!

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: The Greeting Farm; Rain, Snow, Shine and MFT Rain or Shine

Paper: Imaginisce; Lucy Bird and SU! Pink Passion cardstock

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and CTMH Watermelon

Embellies: Stampingbella

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Mo's Challenge #28

It's been a few days since my last post. My hubby and I were in Cape May, NJ for the past three days. What a wonderful time!!! I took my first horse and carriage ride!! The driver, Lauren, was so informative about the history of the houses it was incredible!

So, we returned today and I was itching to color. I just had to do Mo's Challenge #28, the challenge was 1 ribbon, 2 brads or buttons and 3 designer papers. This is a card I made for my sister for Mother's Day, I know... not your tradition card. I was inspired by her daugher, my niece Gianna, who ADORES her baby dolls.

I used a sketch by Friday Sketchers #99. Oh and go figure, I colored this cutie with my Copics.

Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil; Sophie and sentiment: PTI Women of Life

Paper: Kaiser Craft; Pennyroyale Collection, PTI; Dark Chocolate and Vintage Cream

Embellies: Kaiser Craft brads and SU! ribbon

Tools: my new found toy the Bow Easy!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Because Nice Matters

Well it is Tuesday and time for another Tuesday Morning Sketch! I tweeked this sketch just a little bit because I couldn't fit my image in a small enough circle to do a rectangular card!

This image is another wonderful image from Mo Manning! It is called Maya'sBalloons, isn't she the sweetest?

Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my blog!


Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil; Mayas Balloons, SU! ;Sweet Little Sentiments

Paper: BoBunny; Calypso Dream and SU! Real Read cardstock

Embellies: Buttons and Flowers; Making Memories, Stamping Bella: Baubles, Ribbon from my stash

Tools: CM circle cutter and SU! corner punch

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Joy is....

Squeezing a kitty!

I created this card for the 27th Challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil. I can't get enough of these images! In fact, right after this post I am going to purchase another one for the card I am making for my niece Dana's First Holy Communion that is coming up.

The background paper is by Core'dinations (spelled it right this time!) the Chocolate Box pad . I ran it through my Big Shot with a Sizzix texture folder and then sanded away. I also distressed the edges of the pp and ran it thru my sewing machine.

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil; Patience and SU! Small Script set

Paper: Core'dinations, PTI Vintage Cream and Basic Grey's Nook & Pantry

Tools: Nestabilities, sewing machine and SU! Cutting Kit and Corner Rounder
Embellies: Buttons and ribbon from my stash and PTI twine

Friday, April 16, 2010

Ebony Rocks!

Happy Friday everyone!

I just wanted to do a quick post before I headed out...

I made this card using a Farm Fresh Friday sketch from The Greeting Farm Stamps. The stamp is also from The Greeting Farm and her name is Ebony. I bought this paper at last year's CKC and never opened it,I thought it went perfect with her! It is by Rusty Pickle and it is called Pirate Princess.

I used my Nestabilities to cut out a piece of Coordinations Black Magic paper then just sanded it to bring up the swirls. Love that paper, another thing purchased but never used. tsk, tsk!

Stamps: The Greeting Farm and Hanna Stamps

Paper: Rusty Pickle, Coordinations, CTMH and SU!

Embellies: Bazzill Bling It! and Martha Stewart glitter for her handband and the skull's eyes.

Tools: Nestabilites

Thanks for taking the time to take a peek, I appreciate it!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge #41

I made this card for the Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge #41. I LOVE these challenges. I am getting a wee bit addicted to all of the blog challenges out there!

This challenge did not have a sketch, the challenge was to use Soft Hues, Flowers and Ribbon. I use flowers and ribbon a LOT however, soft hues is not my norm. This is what I came up with.

The stamp is from Mo's Digital Pencil, she is Baby Fairy Flora. Another beatiful image from Mo Manning.
This little cutie was colored in with my copics and I double layered her wings to give her a wee bit of dimension.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!


Stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil;Baby Fairy Flora

Paper: Basic Grey;Lily Kate and SU! cardstock

Embellies: Flower by Prima (of course!), ribbon from my stash and SU! Pretties Kit for stick pin

Tools: My ever trusty Nestabilities

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Catch a Star!

I made this card to participate in the week's Farm Fresh Friday challenge over at The Greeting Farm. You had to use something that you forgot you had. So I found this Cosmo Cricket paper buried that I bought I think around two years ago! I also found the ribbon purchased about the same time! I should participate in all challenges using old stuff, maybe then some of my stash would go down :)

I used a sketch from Card Patterns, you can find it here.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend, thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: The Greeting Farm;Cheeky Shooter, sentiment by My Favorite Things

Paper: Cosmo Cricket; Jitterbug and Bazzill cs

Embellies: ribbon by Daisyd's, some jute twine for her lasso and Martha Stewart glitter

Tools: Nestabilities, SU! punches and sewing machine

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Hi Everyone,

Well, I am posting two days in a row because I stumbled on yet another digital stamp site.

I am in LOOOOVE.. This site is called Mo's Digital Pencil. WOW, this artist is so uber talented, I am in awe. So I found it last night and of course had to purchase two immediately. This stamp is called Angelina's Balloons. Once I saw it I couldn't stop laughing. This is the cutest image!!!!

Then I just had to participate in Mo's Challenge #26.

Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog!


Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil, Sentiment: CTMH

Paper: CTMH; Sillouette, SU! cardstock and Neenah Solar White

Embellies: Flowers by Prima, Ribbon by Papertrey and button from my stash

Tools: Nestabilities, Cuttlebug and SU! Punches

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Freaky Birthday

Hi everyone,

Happy Wednesday! Don't know what the weather is doing in your part of the world, but it is HOT here in SE PA. Today it hit around 90! Too hot, too soon! What happened to spring?

While trying to stay cool, I created this card for the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 133, you can find it here. This is my first time participating with these sketches. I really like all of the wonderful sketches you can find on blogs. Thanks to all who create them!

I used the digi stamp Freaky Flutter by The Greeting Farm and colored her in with my copics.

I ran the middle thru my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots folder (my fav) and then inked it up with chalk ink. I also used the Copic Clear Spica pen on her headband and the butterflies but it didn't show up in the picture :(

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: TGF;Freaky Flutter and sentiment by Hanna Stamps

Paper: Basic Grey Kioshi and cs by Bazzill

Embellies: pearls by Queen & Co. and ribbon by SU!

Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities and Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Monday, April 5, 2010

You Rock!

I have to first give a BIG thank you to Pegg, (my TGF stamping buddy and teammate) for this image. She was kind enough to send a bunch of The Greeting Farm images to me. She is the one that I colored first! She is 80's Anya and it really took me back when I was making this card.

Big hair and leg warmers, yeah that was all ME!

Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it!


Stamps: The Greeting Farm; 80's Anya and Sentiment; Hanna Stamps

Paper: dp;Scrapworks (a few years old) and cs; SU! Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive

Ink: Copics, Memento, SU! Rose Red

Tools: SU! Punches and Cutter Kit

Embellies: Prima Flowers, SU! ribbon and Queen & Co. pearls

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Don't know what else to title this card...

This is a new stamp line that I am getting into, it is from Sweet Pea Stamps. This one is by Ching-chou Kuik and is called Purple Woods. These stamps are so beautiful!! They do take some time to color though!

I created this card for the Tuesday Morning Sketches #39. I love these sketches, so I will probably start playing along much more!

Stamps: Sweet Pea;Purple Woods

Paper: SU! Not Quite Navy cs and MME Bohemia

Embellies: SU! Chunky Glitter, Stickles, Basic Grey Fibers and Queen & Co. Rhinetones

Tools: Martha Stewart Big Edge Punch;Trellis

Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog, I appreciate it!


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Puddles of Love

Hi Everyone!

Ok, so I am posting the very next day... I just was sooo anxious to start coloring this image...

Yep, another digi stamp from Squigglefly . This is also by the super talented Cheryl Alger!

It is called Land Swimmers...
I used the sketch by Friday Sketchers it is #93.

I hope that everyone is having a great Sunday, thanks for taking the time to view my blog.


Stamps: Squigglefly; Land Swimmers, Sentiment; Hanna Stamps

Paper: Basicgrey; Junebug, Papertrey Ink;Terracotta and Lemon Tart

Embellies: Flowers;Prima, Ribbon; Papertrey and misc. from my stash and Bella Baubles

Tools: Nestabilities and SU! Punch

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Almost a Prince

Ok, here is yet another digital stamp from Squigglefly. This is the Almost a Prince stamp by Cheryl Alger. I just love her images!!!!

I had so much fun with this stamp... don't we all just wish we could wave a wand and POOF! our prince would appear?

Stamps: Squigglefly and sentiment by Hanna Stamps

Ink: Copic, Memento and Chalk Ink by ColorBox

Paper: Cosmo Cricket; Material Girl

Embellies: Lace Trim by Ellen Hutson, Buttons by PTI and Flower by Prima

Tools: SU! Edge Punch and Martha Stewart Circle Cutter

Thanks for taking a peek! I hope that you are having a great weekend!


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Gettin' Digi with it!

Here is another one of the digi stamps that I purchased from Squigglefly. I made this one for my nephew (not that obvious is it?) for Easter.

I just love this bunny's outfit! So springy/gardeny! (is that a word?)

Yep, you guessed it, colored him with my Copics, used my Nestabilities and inked the paper while still in the die. (learned this from Kraftin' Kimmie)

Thanks for taking a peek!


Stamps: Squigglefly; Butterfly Bunny, SU!;Wonderful Favorites

Paper: Papertrey Ink; Polka Dot Parade, Ripe Avocado and Ocean Tides

Embellies: SU! Jumbo Eyelets

Tools: Nestabilities and SU! Oval Punches

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Duck Dance

I hope that everyone is having a great weekend. The weather is beautiful here in SE PA. Hope that it is just as nice where you live.

Here is a card I made for my niece Dana for Easter. She LOVES ducks.

I found a new website for digi stamps Squigglefly. I am sooooo addicted! I will be posting 2 more cards for my other niece and nephew in the next couple of days, also digis from Squigglefly.

Thanks for looking!


Stamps: Squigglefly;Duck Dance

Paper: Papertrey Ink, Polka Dot Parade and Lemon Tart/Orange Zest cs.

Embellies: flower;Prima, buttons and ribbon by Papertrey

Tools: SU! corner punch

Ink: Memento and Copic Markers

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

You're Tea-riffic!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Well, here is another card made with my new addiction.... digi stamps! This one is from the Wonderland set by The Greeting Farm. She is toooo cute! I just love her eyes!

I colored her and the tea cup with my Copics and used my trusty Nestabilities to put her image on, which I raised with Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!


Stamps: The Greeting Farm;Wonderland, Kraftin' Kimmie; Spring Tea Party Kit

Paper: SU!

Embellies: Making Memories;ribbon and Buttons Galore

Tools: Nestabilities and Martha Stewart Edge punch

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Oh so Twisted!

I hope that everyone is having a great Sunday!

This is my first experience with Digi Stamps and I am so diggin' them. Talk about instant gratification! This stamp is part of the Cake Girls from The Greeting Farm. Her name is Twisted Tea. So Tim Burtonesque!

Again, she was colored with my Copics, my favorite items in my craft nook! I used some Stickles on the cupcake cherries, but it didn't show up in the pic. :(

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: The Greeting Farm;Twisted Tea

Paper: Basic Grey;June Bug and SU! cs

Embellies: Basic Grey Bling It and Prima Flowers, ribbon from my stash.

Tools: Nestabilities and SU! corner punch.

Friday, March 12, 2010

You're My Cup of Tea!

Hi everyone,

It has been a very busy week, but managed to squeeze one card in! This stamp is from... you guessed it... Kraftin' Kimmie!

Her dress is actually a very light pink, not sure that it came through in the pic. I colored her with my copics, big surprise huh?

The rain has moved in and it is supposed to be a yucky weekend weather-wise.

I hope that it is dry and sunny in your neck of the woods!


Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie

Paper: Webster's Pages; Postcards from Paris, cardstock; SU!

Embellishments: CTMH, SU!, Prima and Making Memories

Tools: SU! Top Note Die

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Be Naughty

Just received my new Greeting Farm stamps in the mail. I am just LOVING the Cheeky Cherry Collection... so Glamourous!

I thought that the Be Naughty sentiment was so perfect for her!

I colored her with my copics, as usual ;) I have to give credit to my hubby, he suggested that I put a flower in her hair... hmmm. maybe he should get his own blog!

Thanks for looking!


Stamps: The Greeting Farm;Cheeky Rockabilly, Kraftin' Kimmie; Sassy Sentiments

Paper: SU! DP and CS

Tools: Martha Stewart;Loopy Edge Punch, Nesties, SU! punches and Cuttlebug; Swiss Dots folder

Embellies: Prima Flowers and CTMH.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

It's Yarr Birthday!

Here is another one of the awesome Pirate stamps from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps. His name is Billy Blyth. I am just LOVING these stamps! Not to mention, now I have another male stamp to add to my collection! To me these are so hard to find!

I colored him with my Copics and the paper is from SU!

Thanks for looking everyone!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Mad About you

Yesterday's Kraftin Kimmie Challenge #19 was to use buttons and bows. I inked up Posy a few days ago and she was just sitting on my desk. I figured she would be great for the challenge!

Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie ; Posy and Sassy Sentiments

Paper: Basic Grey; Sugar Rush

Thanks for looking and have a great day!


Friday, February 26, 2010

Gimme that Booty!

Oh boy, this post sounds like a personal ad, lol! It is just a saying from the new Kimmie's Pirate Sentiments. I am in LOVE with these new pirate stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! I will be boring you to pieces with them I'm afraid. They are too much fun!

She is Polly the Bar Wench, she is my favorite!

As usual I colored her with my copics and I made the flower after I found a really cool tutorial on the Cosmo Cricket blog this morning.

I hope that everyone is having a good Friday!

Thanks for looking :)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

You're Stuck With Me

Well, I am sitting here waiting for MORE snow to come. I guess the few feet that was dumped on us in the past few weeks was not enough!

In the meantime while I am waiting for the flakes to fall, I thought that I would post a card.

This is Drucilla from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps isn't she just the cutest?? I love the look on her face. Like she is saying, "Go ahead and dare me!" This is a card was made using a sketch from a challenge on Kraftin' Kimmie's Blog. I colored her with my copics and you really can't see it in the picture, but I added Liquid Pearls to the tips of the pins that the poor doll is stuck with!

Stamps: Kraftin Kimmie Stamps; Drucilla and Sassy Sentiments

Paper: Basic Grey; Sugarush and Papertrey Ink CS; Scarlet Jewel

Embellies: ribbon and buttons; Papertrey Ink Scarlet Jewel

Thanks for looking and have a great night!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Wow, Can't believe that I am blogging again!

Hi Everyone,

Well, I hope that I still have a couple of viewers left! It has been a long couple of years since I last posted. To be honest the blogging thing started to consume me. Then I had a few personal obstacles, those who know me personally know what I am talking about. So, here I am 2 years later. Haven't done much paper-crafting in the past 4 months. Kinda lost my mojo. Made a few cards, and then this weekend I wanted to make a card for my SIL's birthday. She is really into fairies, I have had this stamp for about a year and it has never seen ink. I don't remember who's it is, or where I bought it and I apologize to whoever should get credit for it. It is a BEAUTIFUL stamp. Anyhoo, not to bore you but I just felt like jumping back into the blogging pool. So here I am, I hope that everyone is having a great Sunday!


I colored her with my Copics, the sentiment is from Papertrey's Wishing You set.

Paper: Papertrey's White, Aqua Mist and Berry Sorbet.

DP: My Mind's Eye Home Glitter Book

Tools: EK Success border punch and CM cutters.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Herd It's Your Birthday

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend so far. Just got back from the supermarket where the shelved are empty! I couldn't believe it! Guess there will be a lot of partying going on tonight with a lots of Tostitos!

My mom's and niece's birthday is on the 9th and this is the card that I made for my mom. She loves cows. I thought the MFT set Punny Farm was perfect for her. It is colored with my copics and her boots are paper-pieced with a piece of SU! dp in So Saffron. I also used the sketch MFTSC14.

If you are venturing out tonight for the big game, have fun and please be safe!


Stamps: My Favorite Things; Punny Farm
Ink: Brilliance and SU! Close to Cocoa
Paper: Perhaps;Basic Grey, Bazzill cs
Embellishments: Su!; Ribbon, Prima Flowers and a Dew Drop
Tools: SU! Ticket Corner and Word Window Punch

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Happy Heart Day

Happy Saturday everyone!

I just love this set by SU! called Happy Heart Day. This little mouse and the elephant also included with the set are just too darn cute! I made the card using SC157.

All products are SU! with the exception of the Prima Flower, theBella Bauble and the ribbon.

I also used my copics to color the little guy in.

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Happy Heart Day
Ink: Brilliance in Graphite and Rose Red
Paper: Pallette 'O Prints , Cutie Pie and Certainly Celery cs
Embellishments: Certainly Celery Brads
Tools: Slit Punch and Ticker Corner Punch

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Pixie Pouches

UGH! It's 2:30 AM and I can't get back to sleep. Don't you hate when that happens? Since I am up I figured that I would share the Pixie Pouches that I made for my two nieces and nephew.

I had so much fun making these and I can't wait to give pouches to them! I used TLC152 on SCS from the Monday before last. Just a whee bit behind, aren't I?

I hope that everyone has a great Friday and thanks for stopping by!


Funny Bunny Pouch

Stamps: Love Ya' Much by All That Scraps

Ink: Brilliance in Graphite, SU! Bravo Burgundy and copics

Paper: Blush by Basic Grey and Bazzill cs

Embellishments: Prima Flowers, brads by CTMH and SU! Bravo Bur. ribbon

Tools: Marvy Oval Scallop Punches and SU! Corner Rounder

Dog-Gone Cute Pouch

Stamps: Love Ya' Much by All That Scraps

Ink: Brilliance in Graphite, SU! Chocolate Chip and copics

Paper: SU! Outlaw dp, choc. chip, very vanilla and creamy caramel

Embellishements: SU! choc. chip ribbon, Dew Drops and start brads by CTMH

Tools: SU! Tag Corner Punch and CM Star Punch

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I'll always look up to you

Ok, I never post twice in one day and I had no intention tonight. However, I just received one of the fabulous new sets by Sweet N Sassy Stamps and I just had to make a card! This is a sneak peek and it will be released on Friday, February 1st! Who doesn't love a cute, cuddly penguin?

I used a sketch by Debbie Olson over at Thinking Inking, thank you for a wonderful sketch! This image was colored in with my prismas and I used my copics for their little beaks and for the very faint outline. I also added some Martha Stewart glitter to their little bellies!

Thanks so much for dropping by!


Stamps: Sweet N Sassy

Ink: Brilliance Graphite and SU! Night of Navy

Paper: SU! Night of Navy cs, Chatterbox dp and Bazzill cs

Embellishments: SU! Whisper White ribbon and snowflake eyelet (oldie by goodie from my stash)

Tools: Key Tag Puch and Nestabilities

Wonderful Husband

Whew, it is squirrly early right now, that's 4:52 AM for those wondering. I have been really busy at work and really haven't had the time or energy when I get home at night to play! I made this card for my husband whose birthday was last Friday. He really loved it, which of course made me super happy!

I hope everyone has a great Wednesday!


All products SU!

Stamps: Noble Deer and Wonderful Favorites

Inks: Choc. Chip and Always Artichoke

Paper: Always Artichoke, Choc. Chip andRiver Rock

Embellshments: River Rock Double-stitched ribbon and Jumbo Eyelets

Tools: Small Oval Punch

Sunday, January 27, 2008

A little note set...

Happy Sunday everyone!

I don't know where this weekend has gone :( Seems like it is Friday and then boom, already it's Sunday!

I am trying to catch up on all of the projects that I have in the works and this is one of them.

I made this note card set for a friend's sister who has been sick. This is a set of 10 and I made a pen to match. In fact the pen is covering up the little phrase "a little note" which was stamped in Purely Pomegranate. Oops!

All products are SU! with the exception of the stamps which are Elzybells by Amuse. These are so adorable! I just got my order in for the new Friendship collection and will hopefully be sharing some cards made with them later this week.

Have a great one and thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Elzybells; A winter song and "a little note" SU!; Sprinkles
Ink: Purely Pomegranate , copic markers
Paper: Soft Sky, Purely Pomegranate and Whisper White
Embellishments: Pur. Pom double stitched ribbon and Dazzling Diamonds (which didn't show up in the pic)
Tools: CM cutting system to cut hole out of front and Marvy circle and scalloped circle punches.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Oh Hoppy Day!

Happy Friday everyone!

In between running around to get ready for my hubby's birthday gathering tonight, I decided to get this card posted too!

This was made with the Pond Pals set by Sweet N Sassy stamps. I just adore this set.

I colored the frog in with my copics. I decided to make her girlie with pink spots! I also stamped the background of the Regal Rose cardstock with the little dragonfly that is in the set.

I used a card sketch by Lindsay from In My Stamp Room.

I hope everyone enjoys the start of their weekend and thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Pond Pals ; Sweet N Sassy

Ink: SU! Regal Rose and Brilliance in G. Black

Paper:SU! Regal Rose, Certainly Celery and dp is Certainly Celery

Embellishments: SU! Pretties kit, rhinestone brad and white gel pen

Tools: SU! Wordwindow punch, Marvy scallop circle punch and reg. circle punch, misc. ribbon

Thursday, January 24, 2008

And the winner is #66

Elaine said...
Good evening, Michelle! I love the candy / stamps that you're giving away!! I will enter for sure to win them!fave color combo: dark teal, pink, black, cream & tan!
January 23, 2008 7:06 PM

I used a random number picker that I found through Google and the winner was #66.

Thank you everyone for playing, I LOVE the color combos that you told me were your favorites. Some I NEVER would have come up with, I can't wait to try them out!

Please email me your address at CONGRATS!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Feeling Groovy

Ok, so this is sooo different than the "cutesy" stamps that I normally use. I decided to broaden my horizons! The stamp is from a line called Rubber Romance. I wasn't sure if I was going to like it or not, but I have to be honest, I felt all grown-up when I made this card! :)

I used a sketch by Lauren Meader and colored her in with my ever lovin' copic markers.

I hope that everyone is having a great night and thanks for stopping by to take a look!


Stamps: Rubber Romance, saying;Stampingbella

Ink: SU!; Choc. Chip Chalk Ink; Wheat and Copic Markers

Paper: CTMH;More to Adore

Embellishments: MM; flowers and brads