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!