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!)