Tuesday, October 30, 2007

My two favorite men!

Ok, this will confirm that I am not all there. We buy our one cat a costume every year! His name is Merlin, he is black and we adopted him through a rescue group Halloween of 2005. This is a pic of my hubby and Merlin all decked out! We tried to get the costume on Bella, but she wanted no parts of it!


Halloween Treat Box

Woohoo! My second favorite holiday is almost here. I know... you think I am nuts! Honestly though, I LOVE Halloween. So much that my hubby and I went to Salem last year this time. It was spooooooky! Tonight I made homemade pumpkin bread, homemade pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and we carved pumpkins! I made mine a cat face, go figure..lol! I am posting a pic of a coaster box that I made for my family and work. I stuffed it with candy and it was good to go! The tissue paper was stamped, I couldn't find orange so I settled on white and jazzed it up myself.

Oh, I borrowed the binding machine from work. When I saw it is in the sales dept. I just had to take it home for the weekend!

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Halloween, I will try and get a pic of my pumpkin tomorrow night amongst all of the festivities!



Stamps: SU! Haunting Halloween and Papertrey's Spooky Sweets

Ink: Black and SU! Really Rust, SU! Watercolor Crayons

Paper: SU! Creepy Crawly and Really Rust cs, other from my stash

Embellishments: Prima flowers and ribbon by Martha Stewart (on clearance ;)

Tools: SU! Corner Rounder and Scallop Circle Punch

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Let It Snow

Christmas is less than two months away. Can you believe it? Here is the 4th set of cards. I kept this one simple. Now that it is complete I am on the fence about it. I added the little red bird from the Papertrey set Believe. I thought Frosty needed some company!

I hope everyone is having a nice weekend!


Stamps: SU! Punch Pals and Believe by Papertrey

Ink: SU! Not Quite Navy and Ruby Red

Paper: cs SU! Whisper White and Not Quite Navy

Tools SU! Word Window Punch

Embellishment: Stickles on the stamped snowflakes and SU! Dazzling Diamonds on Frosty himself!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Bella Anniversary

I am up super early this morning, and on my day off! So I decided to get a jump on things. I made this card for a friend of mine for her anniversary. I am really liking working with black cards! I added some CTMH Liquid Glass to the bottle and the little wine glasses and stickles to make her necklace sparkle a bit. I also used my Fiskars scallop edge punch again. I am so glad that I blew the dust off of that!

Stamps: Winobella by Stampingbella and SU! Hugs & Wishes

Paper: CS by CTMH and pp is by Li'l Davis, Glitter Garden

Embellishments: Stickles, Liquid Glass and Bella Baubles

Tools: SU! Word Window Punch and Ticket Corner Punch, Fiskars edge punch

I hope that everyone has a GREAT FRIDAY!


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Witching You

Eeek!! lol... How could you be afraid of this little bugz?

I made this card for my niece for Halloween. It is one of the stamps from C.C. Designs over at All That Scraps. I can't get enough of these stamps!

I colored her in with my prismas and gamsol and inked the background with SU! Old Olive. My inspiration for this card was from SC#143.

I hope that everyone enjoys it, especially my niece!


Stamps: C.C. Designs and SU! Haunting Halloween

Ink: SU! Old Olive

Paper: cs by CTMH and pp by KI Memories

Embellishments: Brads and stars by KI Memories Color Lab, Souffle pen in black

Tools: SU Scallop Circle Punch and SU! Ticket Corner Punch

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Well, I think the weather is finally turning AGAIN! It is supposed to be rainy today and then feel more like fall. I certainly hope so!

This is Christmas Card #3. I just got this Happy Hopper stamp in from http://www.hmstamps.com/ . I just love these cuties!

After I was done coloring I thought it had more of a victorian feel than cutesy. Which is why I chose pink and green. I colored them in with my prismas/gamsol. One of these days I am going to try markers, I swear! I sponged light blue ink on the background to soften it a bit. I also used my Fiskars scallop edge punch on the CS. I bought this a LONG time ago and have just started using it!

Stamps: Carrot Tree, House Mouse and Merry Little Christmas by Technique Tuesday

Ink: CTMH Heavenly Blue and SU! Old Olive

PP: CS is Bazzill and pp is Wild Asparagus

Embellishments: Misc Ribbon

Tools: Fiskars punch

I hope that everyone has a great Tuesday!


Sunday, October 21, 2007

Baby, it's cold outside!

Well, I wish! It is more like early summer here today than fall! Here is a card I made with another one of the newer Bella stamps. Her name is Snowbunnybella.

I colored her in with my prismas and gamsol and ran the cs thru my cuttlebug with the Snowflake folder and then inked the raised image with Cloud White Chalk Ink.

Stamps: Snowbunnybella and saying from C.C. Designs Reindeer Games

Ink: CTMH Black and Indian Corn Blue, Cloud White Versamagic Chalk Ink

Paper: Bazzill and CTMH

Embellishments: Baubles by Stampingbella

Tools: Cuttlebug and SU! Punches Snowblossom and Photo Corners

I hope that everyone is having a nice Sunday!


Saturday, October 20, 2007

Lil' Pumpkin

I hope everyone is having a nice weekend! I am having a nice quiet one, making cards! I am going between Halloween and Christmas.

I made this card for my nephew for Halloween. He will be 2 in December and I thought that this CC Design stamp was perfect for him! I colored him in with my prismas and sponged ink on the edges of the image. I then ran the green cs thru my Cuttlebug with the Mesh folder.

I hope that everyone likes it!


Stamps: CC Designs and Michael's $1 stamp (saying)

Ink: Black and SU Old Olive

Paper: CTMH and KI Memories

Embellishments: Brads and Ribbon by KI Memories, SU White Gel pen

Tools: SU Ticket Corner Punch and Cuttlebug

Friday, October 19, 2007

Have a Purr-fect Day!

Well, after a wait that seemed like forever.. Em over at http://www.stampingbella.com/ came out with Kittycatbella!!!! I just LOVE, LOVE her!!! Thanks Em!

This is only the first of what I am sure are going to be many cards using this stamp. It has become my favorite ;)

Stamps: Kittycatbella by stampingbella and sentiment is from Pink Cat Studio

Ink: Black and SU Certainly Celery

Paper: pp is from Magnolia stack by MME and blue cs from my scraps

Embellishments: Flower by Prima , Lime Green Bauble by stampingbella and Green Stickles

Tools: SU! and Marvy Scallop circle punches

Happy Friday everyone!


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Happy Anniversary

I made this card for a friend at work who's anniversary is coming up. I struggled terribly with the black card, but I was determined to make it work! After several bad attempts at using an embossing powder for the swirls I decided to use White Stazon instead. The camera didnt' pick it up, but there are icicle stickles on the petals of the flower and it was raised with dimensionals.

I hope that her and her hubby like it!

Stamps: SU! Fabulous Flowers and Hugs & Wishes ... CTMH, Playful Flourishes

Ink: White Stazon and SU! Cameo Coral

Paper: CTMH Black and SU! Cameo Coral

Embellishments: misc. ribbon , prima flowers and stickles

I hope everyone is enjoying the nice weather in SE PA!


Tuesday, October 16, 2007


I made this card for the winner of the October Bella Babe contest over at Yahoo Group's Bellaholics. Inside it says "You are the Oct. Bella Babe!" I hope Lynn likes it! She made a Winobella card that was adorable!

I hope everyone is having a great night!

Stamps: Tinkerbella by Stampingbella and Atomic Lowercase by CTMH
Paper: Purchased at Target?

Ink: Black Stazon

Embellishment: Stickles , flower by Prima and ribbon, white gel pen by SU!

Tools: Scallop oval punch

Friday, October 12, 2007

Happy Halloween

I was making a Halloween card and looked up at my Happy Hopper stamps and saw little Jack-o-Lantern's on their stomachs! So I took this very spring stamp and turned it into a Halloween one! Instead of bees they are pumpkins. I colored the flower black and hand drew a little spider to add some creepiness! I then hand drew the pumpkin faces.

I had so much fun making this card!

I hope everyone enjoys!


Paper: CS CTMH, pp KI Memories

Stamps: Happy Hoppers, Buzzy Friends and CTMH Halloween Dingbats

Ink: Black and SU Pumpkin Pie

Embellishments: Dotted Ribbon and glitter brads by KI Memories

Tools: MM Distresser and SU Ticket Corner Punch

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Stylish Birthday!

I made this card for my friend at work who's birthday is this Saturday. She loves the Bellas! I thought that even though this stamp is not birthday themed it went great with the sentiment.

I always have so much fun coloring in these stamps which I did with my prismas and gamsol.
I almost feel like I am a little girl again playing with Barbies! lol... I triple matted the image and cut the large prima flower in half to surround the saying which was cut by my Marvy Scallop Oval Punch. I used my Cuttlebug on the strip of paper behind everything it just didn't show much after I was done!

I hope everyone is having a nice fall night. Cooler weather has finally arrived!


Stamps: Stampingbella, Javabellas and Bday saying

Paper: Basic Grey Infuse and Bazzill CS

Ink: SU Old Olive and Cat's Eyes Chesnut Roan

Embellishment: Flower by Prima

Tools: Marvy Punch, Cutttlebug and SU Ticket Corner Punch

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

What a Wonderful World

Hi everyone!

This is a card I created using the SCS tutorial Reflection Technique, here is the link http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/reflection.php

I was so afraid to try this one! Guess what, it wasn't so bad! I am trying to figure out other stamps I could use for this now.

I colored everything in with my prismas and gamsol, double matted it and added brads to the photo corners. I just got this SU punch in and I am in LOVE! I used my CM Oval Cutter for the sentiment.

Paper: cs CTMH, pp by MME Everyday Tango

Ink: SU Chocolate Chip

Stamps: Winter Woods by Rubber Stampede and CTMH, Because of You

Embellishments; Ribbon, twine and brads

I hope everyone enjoys the card, have a great night!


Monday, October 8, 2007

Christmas Card #2

Here is the second in my series of Christmas cards! This time I went with a folk art flair. I used my prismas without gamsol to color the image. It was a much richer color, which is what I was after. I distressed the edges of the image and the mustard piece, just to try and make it look older. I also sponged the image and the sentiment to give it an aged feel.

I hope that everyone likes it!


Paper: PP Wonderland, Cosmo Cricket, CS Bazzill and CTMH

Stamps: Papertrey's Believe and Holiday Wishes

Ink CTMH Black, SU Chocolate Chip and River Rock

Embellishments: CTMH Colonial White brads and ribbon from my stash

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Bella Thank you

I recently won a challenge for the Bellaholics group on Yahoo. Emily at http://www.stampingbella.com/ sent each of the winners a Bella Binder with inserts! As a thank you to her and Katie who hosted the weekend event I made this card. I hope they likey! Mwah!

I hope everyone is having a nice Sunday!


Stamps: Hugabella by Stampingbella and In the Spotlight by SU

Ink: SU Old Olive and CTMH Hollyhock

Paper: SU Regal Rose and Always Artichoke, Basic Grey Perhaps

Embellishments: SU half-back pearls from the SU Pretties Kit and ribbon from my stash

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Happy World Card Making Day!

I went to my sister's house and helped my 3 yr old niece, Gianna and my 5 yr old niece, Dana make some Christmas cards! The girls had so much fun picking out what papers they wanted to use and glueing everything down! The oldest made 6 cards and the younger one made 2 and then got a little bored! I think they both did an excellent job! Dana had a ball with my paper punches. It took a little muscle on her part, but she managed to master it by the end of the afternoon!

I hope everyone is have a great weekend!


Friday, October 5, 2007

Teddy Bear Moon

I made this card for my friend that recently had a baby. Unfortunately, I didn't send it promptly! Sorry again E! Believe it or not, I didn't have any baby stamps! I have been borrowing another friend's stamps and then when I saw this is Joann's last week, I thought it was perfect! I stickled the brim of the moon's hat and the stars on the blanket are done with my Glaze Pens. The image was colored in with my prismas and the stars on the CS are from the SU set Haunting Halloween, I just thought that they went great with the card.

Paper: SU Soft Sky, River Rock and Blue Bayou
Ink: CTMH Twilight

Stamps: Inkadinkado, CTMH Atomic Caps and SU Haunting Halloween

Embellishments: Ribbon SU, brads SU

Tools: SU Ticket Corner Punch, Marvy Scalloped Oval Punch

HAPPY FRIDAY everyone!


Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Thinking of You

I don't like to make Sympathy cards. Actually I haven't made ANY. To me, card making is my therapy for the "yuck" in my life, so I always make Happy cards. A co-worker just lost her uncle to bone cancer and a store bought card just wouldn't do it. This is what I made for her.

Stamps: SU True Friend, CTMH All Occasions

Ink: SU Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi and Groovy Guava

Paper: SU Apple Cider and CS from my stash

Embellishments: Copper Stickles, SU Dimensionals, stash ribbon

Tools: SU Ticket Corner Punch

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Simple Things

This is probably the simplest card I have ever made! I originally colored an image to put on top of this paper, but when I matted and inked it I thought it was pretty just on it's own. I just added some gold ribbon and a sentiment that was embossed and left it alone.

Stamp: SU Simply Sent Kit-Simple Delights

Ink: SU Creamy Caramel and Riverock (sponged on edges)

Embossing Powder by Stampendous, Pirate's Gold

Paper: CTMH Colonial White, Bazzill for Blue CS and pp was from a stack by K& Co.

Ribbon: Making Memories

I hope everyone is having a nice evening!