Saturday, January 30, 2010

Be My Valentine

I made this card based on the Photo Inspiration Challenge that Mellisa Phillips has started over on her blog. The photos are just beautiful to look at and look at...if you have time go check it out.

My red turned into a deep red the longer I fooled around with this project so that's what I ended up using. I have a Tim Holtz post card stamp that worked perfectly for my card (thanks to my sons reminder). I made my own sentiment off the computer using a font from CTMH. The button and background stamp are PTI along with the CHI ink I used to distress my edges.

Just Us Girls Wild card Challenge-18


I'm gonna come right out and just say that the photo does not do it justice. This banner looks soooo! much better in person. (I almost didn't enter it). Then I figured after spending the afternoon making it....i'd better. So here it is I took photos in the house and outside.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Hugs & Kisses

Good Morning

This little image called Be Mine Turtle is available today over at Stretch N' Bubbles. I used my Copics to color him in. My heart I made on my Cricut machine. With the Cricut design software you can change the size and look of any of the images or letters so they fit to the size of your projects. Love it!!! I placed the heart over a flower twisted two pieces of ribbon and secured it into place with a heart brad. I wanted to incorporate all my colors around the sentiment which is from PTI.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Baby Toby

Aaah! It's day three in the Greeting Farms CHA Marathon and I can't believe I got him done on my lunch break!! The pressure! LOL! He is so cute! I colored him in with my copics and inked all my papers added my new sentiment from PTI's Inside & Out: Baby stamp set. Now it's back to work! Have a good one!

Monday, January 25, 2010


Hello !

Here is the second image in the CHA Marathon over at The Greeting Farm. I based it on the sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You. Which is perfect for this little gal.

Mer Ian

Good Morning!

The Greeting farm is having a CHA Relay contest. You must first post a card in the gallery with Mer Ian and once you do that then they send you the next days image and you do it again the only way to keep getting the free images is if you submit the digi image of the day. Fun! Fun!

supplies; Three Bugs in a Rug-Island paper pack, PTI-cardstock,Copic markers,brads-misc.

You Make my heart sing

Good Mornin'
This is my take on this sweet lil' image called Kissy Face that is available over at Stretch N' Bubbles today. I used my Copic markers to color the snails in and then I thought they needed a little something more so I added polka dots to them with my White inkessentials pen. I didn't have any green floss to match for my stitched border so I colored some white floss with a Copic marker to match my color scheme.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Character Cafe

Here is my project I made for The Character Cafe challenge using one of thier digi images along with a MTME template called All a Flutter. The Character Cafe has some really cute digi images. These pups are sooo cute! I put flowers on each corner flap and the ribbon on one flap so it would still open. A perfect little box for some Valentine treats!

Just Us Girls 3-D /Template Challenge


This week at Just Us Girls they are having a template challenge that is hosted by none other then the very talented Lauren Meader! I'm so excited to be abel to share a a project that I've made with a MTME template. Lauren does have the coolest templates ever!!! I made my base with (all paper and ribbon from PTI)lemon tart and then used DP paper from Everyday Blessings. My "fireflies" are from the Wishing You... stamp set and I put them on pop-ups for a little dimension. My sentiment is from the new Inside & out Baby stamp set. I love how this turned out! I took photos of all sides so scroll down. I hope you like it too!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Color Dare #52


Wow! I was so happy to receive an Honorable Mention for my card i made for the Color Dare last week! Anyway this is my card for this weeks challenge. The color combo this week is one of my favorites so of course I wanted to play along. I used my brand new fresh out of the box PTI stamp set Baby Button Bits. Instead of putting buttons in the center of the flowers I just used paper. I colored the rest with my Copics and used my new clear Spica pen to give the outside and dots on the DP a little bling. It shows up really good in person. Hope you like it!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Dress Stand

Good Morning!

This image goes on sale today at Stretch N' Bubbles. The Dress Stand reminds me of old times and definitely has to be vintage for me! I printed the top section on green paper and cut it out and adhered it to the image on the cream card stock. I colored the rest of it in with my Copic Markers. I then put liquid glass on the beads that are on the fringe and on the stand. It's hard to see that in the picture but it's there! My sentiment inside says, Thanks for your support!

The flower I just punched out two of different colors and over layed them added a couple of buttons and twine.

Supplies; Prima paper-Cavalier collection,twine,brown distressing ink, Fiskars-flower punch, sentiment-Pink Cat Studios

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hello Kitty...

This is a card I made awhile back with Magnolia stamps I got this past summer. I first stamped the kitty then masked the leaves over him so it looks like he's lying on top of them. Have a good one!

Monday, January 18, 2010


Good Monday Morning!

The weekends just seem to fly by so fast. I never seem to have enough "me" time there is always something to do like laundry, pick up or bring the kids some where. I suppose when they're all grown up I 'll have plenty of "me" time and then I'll be wishing the opposite where true! Can't win! LOL!

This sweet little image is Liberty and she is just precious. I wanted to make mine with auburn hair for a change it seems like little princesses always have blonde hair...I wonder why that is...? I'm sure it has nothing to do with Cinderella! She is available today over at Stretch N' Bubbles. Snag her while you can!
Supplies- card stock-PTI, design paper-Polka Dot Parade-PTI, sentiment-Signature Greetings,flowers,ribbon- msc.,epoxy dots

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Just Us Girls Color Challenge #16

Good Morning,

Here is my card for this weeks Just Us Girls challenge I finally finished this morning! I started it yesterday morning at a crop I went to. (It's a monthly crop a few girls do at our local hospital to raise money for Relay for Life which is awesome!!! )

When I saw the colors for this challenge I knew I had to us my little pony I had gotten from Wink Wink Ink . If I hadn't gone to that crop yesterday my card would look totally different! LOL! Because... the heart embossing folder and the Spellbinders Heart nestabilities I borrowed (which I totally have to get!) I used the digi paper from MTME for the heart and I added stitching around the heart which I've been practicing since last weeks challenge! Anyway...have a good one!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Color Dare #51


I used this sweet little cupcake from Stretch N' Bubbles for this weeks Color Dare challenge (my first time!). This is a digi image that I printed out on the yellow dots and then on the pink cut it out and pieced it together for this card. I love paper piecing! Oh yes! this image is available for "free" because it's digi free Wednesday at Stretch N' Bubbles!

Herman Monster


This is Herman Monster and I think he would be perfect for a boys birthday card or a party invitation! I couldn't decide whether I liked him orange or green so I decided to post both! I colored him in with my Copics and added a little liquid glass to his antenneas. He goes on sale today at Stretch N' Bubbles.

Don't forget it's also digi free Wednesday at Stretch N' Bubbles!
Also there are just three days left for The New Years sale!
Buy 2 get 1 free!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Mercy's Tuesday Sketch challenge


This looked like a fun sketch and I do love sketches! So here is my take on this weeks sketch over at Mercy's Tuesday Sketch challenge.
I used an image from Squigglefly that I printed out on Kraft card stock from PTI and colored it in with my copics. I like using Kraft card stock because you just have to color the images with a hint of color and they look awesome! I love to rip and ink paper it's one of my favorite techniques. My sentiment is from Bird Watching PTI again. Have a good one! :0)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Owl Always Love You


This little cutie that Alison has created in digi form is being released today over at Stretch N' Bubbles . I think this little owl is just perfect for a Valentines Day card because his belly is just full of love! LOL!

Supplies; white, aqua mist cardstock- PTI, sentiment Say it with Style-PTI, heart punch- Creative Memories, misc. ribbon, aqua paper, Copic markers

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Just Us Girls Technique Challenge

Here's my take on the Just Us Girls Challenge this week. We had to add stitching to our project and this is my attempt. Lets just say my work does not match my sentiment! I didn't find the swirling of the paper while I was stitching to be so easy! LOL I'm bound and determined to do better though. I used my Cricut to cut the butterfly pieces from MTME out. Wow! WHAT a piece of cake that was! I'm so excited to be able to cut SVG files with my Cricut now. The possibilities are endless! For my project I used the All A Flutter stamps from MTME and all my paper is old CM paper I have.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Creativity Challenge #11

This has to be short and sweet because I'm exhausted! I was determined to get this card done and posted before heading off to bed for The Play Date Cafe. So here it is. I used Flutters and Flowers (SVG file) from My Time Made Easy . This is just the coolest thing now I can use my Cricut to cut any SVG files I like in any size I like. My head has just been swimming with ideas the last week or so. I finally got everything up and running and had to give it a try for this card anyway... my paper is also from MTME it's a digi paper (love it!) The sentiment is PTI (Mega Mixed Messages). Hope you like it!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Color Throwdown #74

Well! Here is a card I made for the Color Throwdown challenge. I used my new digi papers from My Time Made Easy for all my back ground papers. I just printed them out in a 4x6 size instead of making a whole big sheet of each one. This cute little digi image I picked up this morning over at *Wink *Wink Ink. I thought it was SOoo cute! I made my flower with a Fiskars flower punch I put two together and it seems to match the flowers on the DP paper close enough. I'm still waiting on some software to upgrade my cricuit so I can use the cut files that match the papers from MTME! Can't wait!

Brother Bears

Wow I'm still having a hard time wrapping my brain around the year 2010! It seems like we just celebrated the year 2000 and here we are ten years later already...

Today is free digi Wednesday over at Stretch N' Bubbles go check it out!

Alison is having a New Years Sale

Buy 2 get 1 free!

Jan 3 thru- Jan16th

So definitely hop on over there for more details!

This is my take on Brother Bears which is available for purchase starting today. I put an overlay of swirls and snowflakes on top of the bears and popped it up with pop-ups so it kinda looks like they are playing out on a snowy day!

Monday, January 4, 2010

MOJO Monday week 120


Wow! I can't believe my long weekend is coming to an end and its back to the grind tomorrow!

I have a few birthdays coming up this month and next (all guys) so I decided to use the MOJO Monday sketch this afternoon to kick start my mojo into making some "male" oriented cards. This first one needs to go right in the mail tomorrow morning! I can't believe that my brother is going to be the same age as me now!!! LOL!!!

Supplies; stamps-Mod Squad PTI, ink- enchanted evening,ripe avocado PTI, paper-enchanted evening ,white cardstock PTI,cavalier collection Prima, brads-misc.

Rageddey Flake

Good Morning!

This is my first post as a member of the Stretch N' Bubbles design team! I'm so excited to have been chosen to be part of this team of very talented ladies! I'm looking forward to sharing my take on the awesome digi images that Alison has available for purchase over at her blog .

First up is Rageddey Flake and she is available today! I colored her in with my Copics to match my paper choice. It makes it easier then trying to find the paper after to match the colored image. I used some tan embroidery floss for her hair. Being a Raggedy Flake I thought she needed "rageddey" hair! LOL!

Supplies used:
Martha Stewart Scallop punch,Stampin' Up scallop oval punch, PTI card stock, ribbon, button and sentiment, DP misc.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Just Us Girls Sketch Challenge

This is the best weekend ever! I have four days off! We are having a snowstorm and I get to scrap and make cards for for days straight! I get all the house work done first thing in the morning and the rest of the day is mine! Life is good! It's giving me a chance to catch up on making Thank you cards for all the Christmas goodies my customers have given me for the holidays. I love this stinkin' cat so much. It's the third card I've made with it! It was this past Wednesdays freebie over at Alisons blog Stretch N' Bubbles . Stop by and check out all the cool digi images she has.

Monday will be my first post as a designer for Stretch N' Bubbles! I'm so happy to have been chosen and to be working with a great bunch of gals over there. ;0)

O.K. to my card... For the challenge over at Just Us Girls I printed her out on some bitty dots paper from PTI cut her out added the nose,belly and tail in white to her. I inked the edges of my papers too.

supplies; all paper PTI sentiment is from Damask Designs, ink true black, CHAI, flower misc.

Play Date Cafe Challenge


Well after much thought as to what I was going to make with these colors... I finally finished something!!! Yeah! I used the stamp set Turning a New Leaf and for the flowers With Sympathy from PTI along with a sentiment from them. I colored the flowers with my copics embossed the brown paper and there you have it! Have a good afternoon! I have a date with my son to play Mario for awhile...

Friday, January 1, 2010


Happy New Year!

The challenge at Nichole's blog was to create a card from scraps we had lying around . I created mine with scraps I had left over from my project I created for the October blog hop at Paper Trey Ink I used some rustic button twine to create a flower for the card and added a button in scarlet jewel to match the paper and ink. I had some ribbon that I had stamped a sentiment on and not used before that went perfectly on the card! :0) Have a good one!