Monday, May 30, 2011

F4A65 – Opposites Attract …

Wanted to get some more use out of my cupcake punch and stamps.  Haven't used Concord Crush much at all.  It is so pretty!  I love it!  So glad we get another year out of it!  Need to use it some more.  :)
Anyway, this is for Split Coast Stampers challenge.  It was an interesting challenge and wanted to give it a try.  I like these cards.  They make me smile.  After making the first (one without the white border) I decided the purple needed a bit of something.  So I trimmed it down and ran it through with the swiss dot folder.  I think that finished it off just right.  :)

So which do you like best.  LOL

Think this is my favorite.

Stamps:  Create a Cupcake
Ink:  black, blushing bride, pear pizzazz
Paper:  so saffron, whisper white, concord crush, Sweet Stitches, and DS in color LVL 1 hostess
Accessories:  Swiss dots folder, nestabilities, paper crimper, scallop ribbon punch, pearls, blushing bride ribbon, and pop dots

Sunday, May 29, 2011

New Baby FS224

This week's featured stamper is Carly, aka PaperInBloom. Check out her gallery here!  Go can to her gallery and CASE a card or two, following the guidelines:
1. Change 2 or more things on the card. It could be a color combo, embellishments, backgrounds, or even the main image could be different -- but similar because you don't own the exact image. List the changes in your description.
2. Give credit to the original stamper. Put a link to the original card in your description.

I changed the stamps and color.   Liked her card layout and bow with button and twine.  Now I need to make a few boy ones.  :)   I loved looking through her gallery.  She has such a clean design; it is pretty and easy on the eyes. I may try a few more.  :)

Stamps:  SU-fun & fast notes and PaperTreys-polka dot basics 2
Ink:  pretty in pink, crumb cake, & black
Paper:  crumb cake, pretty in pink, & whisper white
Accessories:  pretty in pink ribbon, button, linen thread, & pop dots

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Soft sky plane & simple

I was perusing Paperinbloom's gallery at SplitCoastStampers and found this card to CASE.  I have enjoyed her clean and simple designs.  I cut a frame so I could sponge soft sky on the whisper white.  So, I have 6 father's day cards DONE!!  Yeah!
Happy Saturday!

Stamps:  Plane & Simple
Ink::  soft sky and black
Paper:  whisper white, soft sky, night of navy, & not quite navy
Accessories:  soft sky ribbon, linen thread, buttons from regals and neutrals

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Blushing Cupcake

These colors are so pretty together!  I sat looking at them but with no idea what to do with them.  LOL  I hadn't used this cupcake set yet.  So, here is my first try. 
I used a 2-way glue pen on the sprinkles stamp then added the glitter.  :)
I used the decorative label punch behind wish big.  You can find a how-to video by Mary Fish here.  Isn't that cool!  Try using the other side of the punch as well. 

Stamps:  Create a Cupcake, Short & Sweet
Ink:  blushing bride, perfect plum, sahara sand, rich cocoa
Paper:   blushing bride, perfect plum, sahara sand, & very vanilla
Accessories:  Very vanilla seam binding, nestabilities, build a cupcake punch, decorative label punch, word window punch, rinestones, supernova glitter pink, pop dots, & backgrounds texture plate

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Summer Splash

This was so fun to create.  I made this for the Cards for Men Challenge 11 - No Paper.  No designer paper that is.  :)  And CS141.
I had just seen this technique and thought I would try it.  Okay, So I took a piece of whisper white and sponged it with tempting turquoise then edged it with the pacific point.  Then I wet my right hand and flicked the paper.  That creates the water spots.  :)  Used wild wasabi then old olive and ran it through the Big Shot for the strip.  The color on the octopus was add when I thoughtlessly layed it down to add the glue.  So, to fix it I spritzed the ink on the mat and lightly dabbed the octopus in it.  Turned out really fun I think.

Happy Tuesday!

The octopus is heat embossed with wild wasabi embossing powder.

Stamps:  Summer Splash, All Holidays
Ink:  tempting turquoise, pacific point, old olive, wild wasabi & black
Paper:  whisper white and old olive
Accessories:  Nestabilities, spots and dots folder


Thought I would share some crazy shot of my two youngest. They definitely have their own personalities. LOL

Love this one!!  Can't see it without totally cracking up!  LOL

My SU order arrives tonight!  Yeah!  I cant wait to play with some new things!  :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sparkling Rose

This challenge uses PTI colors that I don't have.  I have improvised with SU's colors.

I stamped the rose on barely banana card stock and colored it up with my copics.  Edged it with the spica glitter.  Turned out really nice.  :)

Stamps:  Fifth Avenue Floral, Bring on the Cake
Ink:  black, Copic Y32,35,38
Paper:  Sweet Stitches, Barely Banana, Blushing Bride, & Pear Pizzazz
Accessories:  Spica clear glitter pen, old olive ribbon, EK scallop punch, 1/2 corner rounder, blossom petals punch,

A Bee Case

I just loved the card Diana Gibbs made!  Made this up for a birthday party Aleah went to.  I didn't know Diana had a tute for the bee till after I had made my card you can check it out here.  Think mine turned out okay even with out it.  :)  

Stamps:  Hostess Picture this
Ink:  SU Black, white gel pen
Paper:  Rose Red, Black, Whisper White, DS in so saffron (I dont remember which DS pack), velum
Accessories:  Perfect polka Dots folder, punches (check out her tute), pop dots

Sunday, May 22, 2011

So Regal Parfait Pizzazz

Have to get all the crafting in that I can while I can.  So, I made this card for CCMC 151 and SCIC 52. Such fun challenges! Loved the colors this week. Bright and cheerful. :)  Dont those cupcakes with the pink flowers look fun?  :) 

I water colored the flowers and jar with an aqua painter.  Not sure about the die cut flowers though.  Hummm  :)   

Stamps:  teeny tiny wishes, on the grow
Ink:  so saffron, peach parfait, pear pizzazz, regal rose and tuxedo black
Paper: so saffron, peach parfait, regal rose, whisper white, & watercolor  DP- Sweet Always (retired) and Sunny Garden  
Accessories:  Fun flowers die, matchbox die, subtle button, white baker's twine, and certainly celery ribbon (retired)

Scrappin Paisley Petals

This paper is soooo pretty!  I love how these pages turned out!  I have been wanting to use some SU paper ever since I got my Kiwi Lane Design templates.  I used the Fun Flowers die for the two smaller flowers (still available 121812 $32.95) and the big designer buttons (retired).  Decided to wait to title it till I know what photos I will use.  LOL  Hope you are having a great Sunday.

Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Paisley Petals
Ink:  Tim Holtz walnut stain
Accessories:  Kiwi Lane- strips, clara lane 2, scallops 2, wildflowers 3, tiny floral 1, photo squares, SU- Baja Breeze seam binding, fun flowers die, linen thread, Big buttons, photo corners extra lg punch  

Friday, May 20, 2011

Not a Cherry Espresso PPC46

So, I love these colors together!  So very masculine. 

I was in need of a get well card and found the top card. Thought it would make a nice manly get well. I added Sahara Sand (new fave); hope that's okay for the challenge. This is my first attempt (I forgot to photo the one I actually sent) the second I liked better. LOL

Boy, with school out shortly (only three school days left) I have been hopping.  Everyone has something going on.  It's the beginning of the end!!  No more quite days!  I have to become the entertainer!  Ahhhhh  LOL  :)  Well if everything works out and we move in June that should keep us all busy.

Thanks for the inspiration Jan.

Ink:  Early Espresso, Not quite Navy
Paper:  Early Espresso, Not quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, & Sahara Sand
Stamps:  four frames, teeny tin wishes, autumn days
Accessories:  Bakers twine, button from Deck the halls, decorative label punch ( you can still order this 120907 $16.95), pop dots

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Not quite a Sahara Parade

Well today I got to wake with a screamin sinus headache.  Yeah  Hope today is treating you all much more kindly.  Boy, the weather sure has warmed up.  Thought I better start working on my Father's Day cards so I'm not in a panic like I was for Mother's Day.  LOL  Love this stamp that SU has in the summer mini.  Well I love most of the summer mini LOL.  So I have challenged myself to do more challenges this year and this one covers two.  The Clean & Simple sketch 140 and CCMC150 / or Create with Connie and Mary.  Great sketch for a manly card and the colors worked well too.  Think I would have liked a different red but nice over all.  :)

Stamps:  Sail Away, Plane and Simple,  & Something to Celebrate
Paper:  Sahara Sand, Poppy Parade, & Not Quite Navy
Ink:  Memento Rich cocoa & Not Quite Navy
Accessories:  Not Quite Navy brads (retired)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Kiwi Lane Special

My Order and winnings arrived last night!  It was so fun putting these pages together.  :)

For those with questions on how this (Kiwi Lane Borders) works....Thought I would see if I could confuse you more.  :)  Try this link if you still have questions.  I found a new love for My minds Eye paper.  LOL

I decided to move the flowers and bracket on the second page.  I used the bracket in place of the scalloped circle.   I used Cascade trails 2A & 2B, Madison avenue 3A, aspen court 3A & 3B, tiny floral 3, and sweetheart 3 All from KLD. The paper is My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose, Hazel.

This flower I just made to match the sweetheart one.  I wanted a smaller sweetheart flower so I improvised.  LOL

Happy Birthday Dennett!!

Made this card for my nephew's 10th birthday. Coloring on this glitter is so cool!!  Love it!!!
Used the sketch SSS107 , cards for men #10 challenge for someone special & YNSC # 42 to use popdots.  My stars and the cupcake all popped and colored with copics.

Paper:  pacific point, pear pizzazz, whisper white, & DSP celebrations
Assories:  Spellbinder die labels 1, stickers, Stars #2, old olive grosgrin ribbon
Inks: copics

Happy Birthday Brooklyn!!!

Happy very late birthday!  I didn't forget I was just trying to come up with something special for her!  :)  I'm so behind on my card making.  LOL  Been busy making pages LOL  Got to get one in the mail for her brother too.   I used CPS 217 sketch. 

At CKC I bought these stickers that was layed on top of Crystal Glitter Ritz.  I colored it up with my Copic markers and cut it out.  It was so fun to color and it looks so cool!  :)  I want some more stickers!

Paper: daffodil delight, whisper white, pretty in pink
Ink: regal rose, copic
Assories:  certainly celery button, petal cone die, perfect polka dots. dimensionals

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Keli

It is or was my amazing Sister in Law's birthday.  Sorry I'm late.  :)  Love ya!  Hope you had a great day!

Stamp: Touch of Kindness, Something ot Celebrate
CS: Peach Parfait, Marina Mist, So Saffron, Whisper White
DP: Beyond the Garden
Assories: So Saffron ribbon SU, pinking heart border punch, decorative label punch

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day!!!

To all the beautiful women and mothers I know out there. 

Love you!!

Here is the mothers day card my momma made me.  It turned out Beautiful Mom.  I think you did an amazing job.  Thanks so much.  :) 

I get to post it on my blog since she doesn't have one  :)

National Scrap Day

 I got to spend the day scraping and playing with Kiwi Lane Design on facebook.  I've never done that and I had a really good time.  :)  Didn't hurt that I won a new template.  They have a great idea for making scrap booking easier and more fun.  (IMO  LOL)  You should check them out!  I found them while I was at CKC Mesa.  This is the card and 2 page layout I made. :)

The paper for the scrap pages is From Close to my Heart (Blue Ribbon) from a few years back.  For the card  I used SU's Beyond the Garden and a clearanced chocolate chip corduroy brad.  I loved them and bought a bunch on clearance.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Aleah needed a boy birthday card and the theme was....  You guessed it Spiderman.  :)  Found a tut from Tamie White and whipped this up.  :)

Made this card with my mom while she was down for Breanna's baptism.  Between you and me I changed the sentament and sent them as mothers day cards.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Kiwi Lane pgs

These are my first two layouts I did after I got home using Kiwi Lane design templates.  :) 

Loved the cherrys and bright colors :)

I liked the flowers and the disstressed look of these.  Hopefully you can see that I am getting better at these.   That's what I keep telling myself anyway.  LOL   Boy, do I need to order some photos for all my pages.  :)