Friday, August 31, 2007


I decided to make some cards this weekend that celebrate summer since it will be cool before we know it. This is the first one that I have created. The CS is by Bazzill and the PP is by Provo Craft. The cat stamp is by the Cat's Pajamas. I just LOVE these little kitties! She was colored in with my prismas and gamsol. I then stamped some images from my CTMH set called Laid Back in a shade just one darker than the CS. I added three snaps from MM and some ribbon from American Crafts and Viola! I feel like I'm on the beach!

I hope everyone is having fun this last weekend of summer!


Thursday, August 30, 2007

Are you a good witch?....

Here is a card that I made using SCS SC#139. I have had this stamp for a while and have FINALLY used it! I am afraid that I might start to put everyone on Halloween overload. This is one of my favorite holidays! The stamp is from Inky Antics, isn't she chic? She was colored in with my prismas and gamsol. Then on her hat band I put purple stickles. I also used a glitter pen for her mask. I am not sure if the pic will pick up on it though. I used my Glaze pen for the corners of the mat, then raised her up on dimensionals. I matted the saying(also an Inky Antics stamp) and added a little clip on the edge by MM. All DP is by KI Memories. Oh, the ribbon is from my spooky stash as well. You should see my Halloween stash! It is probably as large as most people's Christmas! Didn't know I had a dark side did you? lol...
Hope everyone is having a great evening!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Friendship flowers

Here is a card that I created just because I was dying to use my Flowers Stamps set by Rhonna Farrer. I am not that crazy about it. Maybe because there is too much white, and it is very simple for me. I don't know, I can't put my finger on it. It was colored in with my prismas, I added little buttons for the centers of the flowers and used two Papertrey sets (Green Thumb and Oval, Corners and Borders for the sentiment. The ribbon is from my stash and the DP is from MME's Magnolia set.

Maybe everyone out there will like it more than I do....

I hope everyone had a great Wednesday!


Monday, August 27, 2007

Happy Birthday

Hi everyone,

Happy Monday!

Here is a card that I created for a swap that my friend Kim is hosting for your favorite find at the CK Convention. Mine would be the DP, it is the Samantha Collection from Crate Paper. I just LOVE this paper! I almost didn't want to use it! lol...

The solid CS is by Bazzill. I inked the white grosgrain ribbon in CTMH's Sweet Leaf to match the paper. The flower is also by CTMH and is called Whoops a Daisy. It was stamped twice, cut out and the bottom layer was inked in darker purple. I then used my Souffle pen for the "seeds" and curled the top layer with the handle of a small paintbrush. The Happy Birthday is from CTMH's

set For Every Occasion.

I hope everyone has a great evening!


Sunday, August 26, 2007

Rain, Rain....

Hi everyone!

I haven't posted in over a week because I was on vacation! I had to make this card when I returned in honor of it. We went to Ocean City, NJ, but it felt more like Seattle! It rained and rained... for 5 days!!!! My 3 and 5 year old nieces would sing this song with me in hopes that it would stop. It didn't! We made the most of it and had a good time anyway! Do you have any idea how many sticker books there are out there?

This card was made with my Bugz stamp by C.C. Designs, including the little rain drops! It was colored in with my prismas and gamsol. I then hand doodled the little puddle to make it look more like our vacation. The mat is done with my square scallop punch which is two squares put together and the seam is covered with the ribbon.. Thanks for the tip, Kim! I also used my Papertrey set Borders and Corners, Square. The paper is by Scrapworks. I also used my SU Word Window Punch and a CTMH set called Storytime lowercase for the words.

I hope that everyone is enjoying their Sunday, it looks like it is going to rain, AGAIN!


Friday, August 17, 2007

Hoppin' things are well!

Here is a card made with another one of the new Happy Hopper releases. I just LOVE these stamps! When I saw the faces on these bunnies I ordered it immediately!

These cuties were colored in with my prismas/gamsol. I then added a very light shading around the bunnies with my aquabrush and SU crayons. I double matted it with purple and blue CS from Bazzill. The card itself is one of the sheets from DCWV Pocket full of Posies Stack. I cut a small piece off the end and then stamped the sentiment(also by HM) on the inside of the card. I used two different inks on the stamp to match the CS. I then used my SU slot punch and tied two pieces of purple ribbon in the corner.

Happy Friday everyone!


Thursday, August 16, 2007

Happy Pops!

Hi everyone!

This is a card I made for my Dad as a thank you for cat sitting for us while we are away. The stamp is by House Mouse (the Happy Hoppers line) and is called, you guessed it, Happy Pops!

It was colored in with my prismas and gamsol. It was then double matted on Bazzill and CTMH cardstocks. The sentiment is from CTMH's set called Sentimental Delights and I did the same as I did with the image. The DP is from KI Memories.

I hope that my dad gets a kick out of it!

Thanks for looking and have a great night!


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Right Shoes

Here is another Halloween card. You will soon see this is my third favorite holiday after Christmas and Thanksgiving!

The witch's shoe was done by dry embossing a template from Lasting Impressions onto a piece of green DCWV textured, white core cardstock, which was sanded to make it stand out. I then matted it twice with CTMH cardstock, the colors are Goldrush and Black. I then put that on a piece of DP by KI Memories, attached some black organdy ribbon from CTMH and the perfect little shoe. I think that is by Jesse James. I picked it up at the CKC last year. You probably can't make out the saying but it says,

"You can deal with anything if you have the right shoes." This is from the Papertrey set, Green Thumb.

I hope everyone had a great Wednesday!


Monday, August 13, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Here is a card that I made for a friend's birthday in September. Thanks to a tutorial from my friend Elisabeth, I used my Pollen Dust stamp set by Fancy Pants that I have had for about 6 months!!!(it is the purple swirls in the corner) I also used SU Doodle This and the sentiment is from CTMH's For Every Occasion set. I matted the saying twice and then raised it with dimensionals. The Doodle This flower was stamped 3 times with Stazon and then colored in with my SU WC crayons and aquabrush. I then curled all of the petals after applying stickles to each one. I stamps the swirls from the SU set and then attached all with a glitter brad from MM.

This is not typical of what I usually do, but this friend is more of a "frilly" person that would appreciate a card like this.

I hope that everyone likes it!


Saturday, August 11, 2007

It's Your Day!

Here is a card that I made from one of my newer Penny Black stamps. It is called Duckling. I bought it because my niece Dana is a duck lover. She has a never ending collection and everytime I am out and see one I pick it up. When we go down the shore together on vacation it is always a mission to find more duckies! We are going away soon and I know she is already thinking, how many can I get this year?

This was colored in with my SU crayons and then I used a stipple brush on the edges. I cut a piece of mustard with one of my scallop punches, stamped it with another PB stamp and then stippled that as well. I added a flower by MM and a brad by CTMH, raised it on dimensionals and called it done! Oh and the card itself is from a card stack by K& Co.

I hope that everyone is having a great weekend!


Friday, August 10, 2007

Trick or Treat


I decided to make a Halloween card today because I am now looking forward to cooler weather!

I have had enough of this heat and humidity!

The stamps used were Kittens in Costume and Hocus Pocus by CTMH. The CS is also CTMH and the DP is by KI Memories. I cut the scalloped squares with my Marvy punch and then added little dots with my Glaze Pens. The kitties were colored in with my SU crayons and aquabrush. I tied on some organdy ribbon by CTMH and then added the little guy in the corner!

I hope this makes everyone think of crisp, COOL weather!


Thursday, August 9, 2007

Summer Love

Here is a card in which the colors were inspired by my friend Elisabeth! The stamp is from everyone's favorite site and is called Kinibella. I just love that bag! She was colored in with.. you guessed it, my prismas and gamsol. The saying is done with my SU Word Window punch and one of my most used sets, Everyday Flexible Phrases. The DP is Magnolia by My Mind's Eye and the CS is Bazzill. I used my SU Corner Ticket Punch and then added little flower brads by MM.

I hope that everyone is enjoying their summer!


Wednesday, August 8, 2007

The Joy of Bubbles!

Here is a card I made just for the heck of it! I loved the stamp and just had to add it to my ever growing Penny Black collection! It is called, It's your Day! It was colored in with my SU crayons and aqua brush and all of the bubbles were stickled. The Joy stamp is by SU and I added clear dots all around the cirle with my Sakura Gelly Roll Pens, you probably can't see the glitz in the pic. The CS is Bazzill and the DP is from DCWV Glitter Stack.

I hope that everyone is not melting in this awful heat!

Bring on Fall!!


Tuesday, August 7, 2007

For Gianna

Here is the wall art that is soon to be framed for my niece Gianna. She is 3 and her favorite color is pink. I did the same techniques with this one as I did for the first. The only difference is the colors and the DP in the background. I forgot to mention that it is from Basic Grey's Phoebe collection.

I hope that you like it!

I can't wait to give it to the girls when I see them on Saturday!!!

For Dana

What do you do when you are stuck in the house all day and can't leave? You make something for your 5 year old niece's wall! This was made with Penny Black stamp and she was colored in with both prisma/gamsol and my SU Watercolor Crayons. The flower stamps are from CTMH's Friendship Blessings. They were colored in with my SU crayons and then all hand cut out. I then put them all down with Glue Dots. I tried to raise the edges to give it more of a 3 dimensional feel. Her name was done with CTMH's Atomic Caps/Lowercase. I made it 5x7 so I can frame it.

My niece Dana's favorite color is yellow, so I HAD to make the dress in that color!

I am also making one for her little sister. I will be posting that as soon as it is finished.

I hope everyone is survivning this heat!!!


So Many Seeds...

Woah! What's this? Another card that features something with fur? LOL.... Big surprise, huh?

The stamp here is by House Mouse and is called Sunny Side Up. It was colored in with my prisma/gamsol. The CS is Bazzill and a CM. The DP is from a stack from ACMoore. I ripped out all of the sheets and now I don't know who it is by. The saying is from and I purchased the sunflower a LONG time ago on Ebay.

Thanks for looking!

Have a great day!

I am off today because we are having a new AC/Heating system installed. So hopefully if the humidity doesn't curl my paper I will be posting some more later on...


Monday, August 6, 2007

Make a Wish!

Here is a NON-animal card, go figure!! LOL

This card is made with stamps by Stampingbella. The image is Tinkerbella and the sentiment also comes from there.

She is colored in with Prisma/Gamsol and the pink dots are made with my Souffle pen, I also used a Stardust pen for the wings and Stickles in Stardust for the star! The DP is SU Paisleys and Petals and the CS is CTMH's Ocean.

I hope everyone is having a great evening!


Sunday, August 5, 2007


Well, I figured that I would celebrate the fact that it's a thousand degrees outside and I would rather have my toes in the sand! So, I had to make do with this card.

The stamps used were Bugz by C.C. Designs and Splish, Splash by CTMH. I stamped the scene then cut it with my CM cutting system. I then raised the pail and flip flops to give it some dimension. I then raised the first matt with dimensionals as well. The DP is from K & Co. "an old stash" and the image was colored in with my prismas and Gamsoland the "sand" was done with my SU crayons. I inked all edges with my Colorbox Cat's Eyes.

My husband looked at it.. and said, "well I guess it's not an animal, but it's close." I just can't help it!!

Stay cool everyone!


Best Birthday Wishes

Here is another birthday card. My husband said, to stop posting so many animals!!! He said, all you do is mice and cats! Yikes, I made two cat cards yesterday, which I will post later in the week! So to change things up I made a card with one of my MFT sets called, You take the cake!

It was based on the SC Sketch #86. The CS is CTMH and the DP is from Basic Grey's Lily Kate Collection. I used my pencils and then raised the image on dimensionals. The little flowers are from MM.

I hope that you are having a great Sunday!

I am off to make some NON animal cards!


Saturday, August 4, 2007

Sunflower Girl

Whew, it is so hot today! Too hot to go outside. So I thought I would whip up a couple of cards.

This one is made from a stamp that I bought from Stampotique. Their stamps are so unique! (no pun intended!)

She was colored in with my Prisma pencils/Gamsol. Then I inked the edges with green and yellow, matted it with my Bazzill CS and then raised it up with dimensionals. The DP is from a stack by K & Co. The layout is from Splitcoast's Card Sketch # 21.

I hope that she makes you smile!


Friday, August 3, 2007

Froggie Congrats!

Here is a card I made just to keep in my stash. You never know when you are going to need one! The stamp is by Penny Black and is called Bonnet. It was colored in with my SU WC Crayons and aquabrush. The card stock is from Bazzill. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the strip of pink and then topped it off with a piece of border sticker from CTMH. I then topped it off with a piece of sheer stitched ribbon from my stash. I put little flower brads in the corners after I used my SU Ticket Punch. It was raised with popdots.

Thanks for looking!

I hope that everyone that is suffering in this Heat Wave is keeping cool!

Happy stamping!


Thursday, August 2, 2007

Celebrate Summer!

After a tough day at work I needed some stamping therapy! This card was made with a new stamp of mine from The Cat's Pajamas. These stamps are precious! Especially if you are a cat lover like me. My friend Elisabeth did her usual... ENABLED me! When she sent me a pic of this stamp, I went bonkers! The little cutie was colored in with Prisma/Gamsol. I punched holes in scalloped circle and then inked the edges. I used Bazzill CS and one of my new purchases from CKC, SEI Citrus Kick for the DP. The saying is stamped onto chipboard cutouts from CTMH which have been painted using the Ranger Paint Dauber. The words are from SU Everyday Flexible Phrases. The flowers are from Prima and Bazzill and the glittery brad is from MM.
I also added a little ricrac to the card and the chipboard tags.

I hope that you like it!

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Cluck, Cluck!

I created this card for a couple of friends and now that it has been received, I can post it!

The stamp is, you guessed it! Penny Black and it is called Surprise. I colored it in with my SU WC crayons and aquabrush. I then layered it with the scallop circle and put a little orange dot with my Souffle pen on each hump. The DP is from the set Magnolia by MME and the CS is Bazzill. The sentinment is from the CTMH set called Because of You. Inside it says , "and smiled". The little round flower stamp on the circle is from Papertrey's new release Borders and Corners (Circle). The ribbon is by American Crafts.

I hope that it makes you smile!

Have a great day!