Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Good Morning!

Brr! Is it ever cold out! I got an electric start for my car for Christmas but it doesn't get installed until next week. :( I start to shiver just thinking about going outside to start my car.

This is the image available over at Stretch N' Bubbles for the free digi Wednesday! Isn't she just cute! I do love cats so I'm "probably" just a little impartial. LOL!!! I printed her out on some DP then reprinted her on the white and cut out the heart, nose and tip of the tail to give her a little pop! Don't forget to hop on over to to pick her up.

Monday, December 28, 2009

MOJO Monday week 119

This is my card for the final Mojo Monday in 2009! Time sure does fly when your having fun! LOL!
Ribbon: PTI True Black saddle stitch, Plum Pudding satin ribbon
Paper: PTI Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding, white card stock, DP papers
Sentiment: Signature Greetings
Misc. flowers

CPS Year in Review

I based my card on sketch #77. I used the free digi Wednesday image available from for my card. I shrunk the image down to the smallest size I could get it down to then printed it out three times. I then colored them in with my copics to give them just a hint of color. I inked the edges of my papers with a distreesing ink. My cardstock and DP and sentiment are all from PTI.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I couldn't resist making another Christmas card! I had her all colored in with my copics just sitting there on my desk waiting to be put on a card. I have a bag of greens that I collected on a walk in the woods a few weeks ago that tI hought would be cute on some holiday cards. It fit perfectly behind her! Have a Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Crafty Creations week #46

This is my card that I am entering into this weeks challenge over at Crafty Creations. Alison from Stretch N' Bubbles is sponsoring the challenge this week. This is one of her awesome images she has available over on her blog. Go check it out Also every Wednesday there is a free digi image available. This tree was last weeks! The challenge was a Holiday card with Green,Red and Gold (yellow) I colored my image in with my copics and used paper ribbon and sentiment from PTI. Have a good one!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Unscripted Sketches #36


This is the last week for making Christmas cards for me this year. I can't believe Christmas is this coming Friday already!! Anyway... I used some new Bo Bunny paper for this card. I love the embossing on the paper it gives the card a little "holiday sparkle". It was perfect for this weeks challenge over at the Unscripted Sketches Challenge blog I inked the edges of some of the papers for the rustic look and my sentiment is from PTI's Communique Curves. Have a good one!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Chick A Dee


Here is my entry for this weeks Mojo Monday. I used my little Chick A Dee from Stretch N' Bubbles. Isn't she cute! She is a digi image that Alison has created and is available over at . I printed her out on some patterned paper from PTI. I then cut out her flower from a duplicate image and colored that and her nose and feet in with my copics. I added coordinating papers and ribbon (also from PTI) along with a flowery button to match her flower. Have a good one!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Wishing You...

Good Mornin'
The card on the left is obviously the card I entered in this weeks Unscripted Sketch challenge. I just thought the two cards complimented each other and I wanted to share them both with you! For the challenge card I used PTI's Winter Swirls with a sentiment from Tree Trimming Trio. I used a pair of zig-zag scissors to make my top design and a strip of black paper for the vertical one instead of ribbon for a change. My other cards image is from Tim Holtz. I embossed each one with Ranger's Sea foam white embossing powder. It's my day off so i'm now off to do more Christmas shopping! Have a good one!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Creative Challenge #8

Hello! Here is my card for this weeks challenge over at the Play Date Cafe If you haven't given them a try you really should this week. Allison is sponsoring this weeks challenge and she has some really cool digi images over at her blog even some freebies to try. This is one of them. I love this little tree I cut out the heart and the star and popped them out with pop-ups. I gave the star some shine with liquid gloss and sprinkled some glitter on top. I wanted to make this card look just clean and simple. My sentiment is from PTI's Winter Swirls. Have a good one! :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Diva Coffee Break Challenge #157

Happy Snowy Afternoon!

Well I loved the sketch and just had to give it a go! All papers and stamps are from PTI. I cut out my poinsettias and used pop-ups for dimension my sentiment is also from the same stamp set (peaceful poinsettias). I like taking pictures in the natural light my cards look so much better! It's so dark out and inside because of all the snow we are getting! Anyway hope you like my card! Have a good one!

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Pink Elephant challenge #44

This is my entry in the This is the first time I give this challenge a try. It was a color challenge to use our favorite Christmas colors. I went with the traditional red, white and green. I added some sparkly fluff on her hat and some stickles on her wings for bling! For the background paper (dots) I used PTI's Polka Dots Basic II and my Martha Stewart snowflake punch. The image is a digi image from All That Scraps that I colored in with my copics.

Just Us Girls Sketch Challenge


Well I finally made my card for the sketch challenge over at This is a fun sketch! I used my new paper from PTI (Turning a New Leaf) my stamps are also from them -Turning a New Leaf, 2009 Holiday Tag Collection and my sentiment is from Tree Trimming Trio. I inked all my edges including the ribbon with Chai ink. It gives it a vintage look.

Color Throwdown #71

Good Mornin'
This is my entry in this weeks color throw down challenge. I used my Magnolia stamp along with the presents from All that Scraps. I colored them in with my copics. Used my new Martha Stewart punch for the edges and my sentiment is from PTI along with the rustic cream card stock. I'm really starting to like this color combo for Christmas cards! Have a good one!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Play Date Cafe challenge #7


Well here is my entry for this weeks challenge over at The Play Date Cafe. These are some new digi images I got at All That Scraps. I colored her in with my copics. I used sparkly fluff on her boots and jacket. Used pop-ups on her mug and legs to give the image some dimension. I had her sit on the window sill and I used PTI clear card stock for the glass in the window. Popped the window and the tree out a little with pop-ups. I used the 1/16" thickness so the card wouldn't be to "big". I hope you like her :).

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ho! Ho!


Its been about a week since I posted anything I was working on another project that required my full attention for a bit. Then I went to Boston for the weekend to visit my friend we had so much fun and now it's back to the grind and Christmas is only three weeks away! Yikees!

I found out while I was away that my card was chosen for "chic of the week" over at YEAH! and Wow! I was so happy :). Anyway... here is a Christmas card I made with one of my Tim Holtz stamps I just stamped him with Dark chocolate from PTI onto Kraft card stock and framed him with an EK border punch that looks like a postage stamp and layered him over a background paper I made. I love how it looks vintage. Have a good one!

Monday, November 23, 2009

CPS 143


Well after running around all day going to the dentist with kids and myself and dog to the groomer I finally got a card done.YEAH! I've been itching to use these angel images I got from C.C. Designs. I cut out the dress to give her some dimension and I just put the pop-ups on the bottom of her dress to make her look like she WAS wearing a dress. Then flower soft around her feet and stickles for her wings and rhinestone stickers for the bottom border.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Just Us Girls Color Challenge #8


Well this is my entry in the Just Us Girls color challenge and yes it is a challenge for me! I would never think to put light blue with orange and Terra cotta. You know what? It actually looks good together. LOL! That's what I like about a color challenge it forces me to step outside my box. Anyway all my papers and stamps are from PTI. The new terra cotta ink stays wet awhile so I was able to emboss it with the clear filigree embossing powder. My punches for my sentiment are from Stampin' Up. I hope you like it! Have a good one!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge 19

This is the card I was finally able to come up with for the Raspberry Suite Color Challenge. I had a hard time getting my mojo going for this challenge. I almost gave up! LOL The Raspberry paper was really challenging me but I finally got it! YEAH! I used my new stamp set Signature Greeting from PTI which i absolutely love and see myself using alot! All paper is from PTI and I used my Stampin' Up tag punch along with Martha's scallop border punch. I hope y'all like it and now i'm gonna go check out everyones cards! Have a good one!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Creativity Challenge #5

Wow! Such an awesome color combo this week! I just got my new PTI stamps and silver ribbon in the mail this afternoon and couldn't wait to give them a try. I used the Signature Greeting for my sentimnet My bow what can I say ...I really can't tie a bow to save my soul! LOL! I just ordered a bow easy and I hope it helps! Anyway I used a stamp from Guide lines two and heat embossed it with clear filigree embossing powder then added a few snow flakes in purple to create my patterned paper.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Color Throwdown #69

This is the first time I play in this challenge the colors are fun to work with and are so good for this Christmas card I created using PTI's Peaceful poinsettia stamp set. I used the little poinsettias to make my background paper. I then used the Spellbinders - Labels One and put my sentiment on with VersaMark and then used the clear embossing powder for it. I used the new Martha Stewart punch for my branches (lovin' that punch!)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Welcome Baby!


Isn't she just the cutiest baby girl ever? It took me a while to get her hair coloring just right, finally! She is one of the JJ Kidz digi images from Little C's Stamp n' Scrap Hawaii. The daisies are from Martha Stewart. She works great for the challenge at Unscripted Sketches this week. Have a good one!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Just Us Girls Technique Challenge


First of all Happy Birthday Dana! I used my cuttlebug to emboss my card with. Then added my stamped images from PTI onto my card with pop-ups. I kept it simple and I like it. Simple is good sometimes I think? Have a good one!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Creative Challenge #4

I love the colors in this weeks challenge! I have these cool images that I got from a
woman I met a couple of years ago at one of my scrappin' parties. Check out her web site she has stamps and cool vintage photos like the one on my card. My papers are from Dream Street papers and PTI. The rhinestone buttons are from Jenni Bowlin. I can't believe I made the fab 4 in last weeks challenge!!! Have a good one!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Easel Card


Well I made my first easel card ever! That is the challenge over at the Secret crafters Saturday challenge. I couldn't find a good tutorial for one so I made my own after a little trial and error. They can be made any size just gotta get it to fold right LOL! My computer is so gosh darn slow!!! My card still measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 I just scored my 4 1/4 x 11 inch paper at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2 so when it folds down its at a length of 5 1/2 so it still fits in a standard envelope. This is another digi image that I got from All That Scraps. My paper is last years Creative Memories x-mas paper. Have a good one!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Creative Challenge #3

Here is my take on the color challenge over at the Play Date Cafe that Julie mentioned I might want to give a try. Yes I'm always looking for something different to try! Red white and black are my favorite colors they always look so crisp and clean together. I used my digi image I got over at All that Scraps and I colored her in with my copics. All my papers and sentiment are from PTI. (Stamp is from Holiday Button Bits.) If your up for the challenge here is their link Have a good one!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Unscripted Sketches 29


I've had this Sara Kay stamp from Stampavie since it came out and this is the first chance I've had to play with it. It works well for the unscripted challenge. The sentiment is from PTI's Holiday Button Bits which I just got in the mail an hour ago. Can't wait to play with that one! I hope you like it! Have a good one.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Secret Crafters Saturday challenge #56

Yes!!! I get another chance to make a Halloween card! Thats the challenge over at Secret Crafters. I used my little witch from All That Scraps along with the sentiment and my papers are from PTI's Hocus Pocus paper pack. Ribbon and bat are from Making Memories. Have a good evening!


This is my card for this weeks challenge. This has been fun doing a different challenge each week. I had this Christmas photo on my board from a couple of Christmas 's ago. My papers are from PTI along with my sentiment from the stamp set Tree Trimming Trio. I used pop-ups on my photo frame and also my stars. They are from the stamp set Winter Swirls.