Sunday, February 24, 2008


Good Day All! I hope that your day is sunnier than mine is! Gray clouds and a forecast for more rain - UGH! However, the snow is melting and the temperatures are warmer and by the end of this week we should be sunny with the highs in the 50's!! I am so excited!

Today I am sharing a card that I uses a layout from the PaperCrafts magazine. I am thinking that my last few cards came from that magazine. It's a good one! I get a lot of ideas from it! Anyway, I really liked the sketch that they gave and wanted to give it a try. Here's what I came up with! Nothing too out of the ordinary. I cut my cardstock long ways (like a hot dog) at 4 1/4". Other than that, it is all pretty ordinary! Enjoy!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Friendship Blooms; Paper- Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava, Whisper White, Afternoon Tea designer paper; Ink- Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava; Accessories- Groovy Guava double stitched ribbon, vintage brads, dimensionals, corner rounder

Saturday, February 23, 2008

So Kind...

Hello everyone! I hope that you are all having a great weekend! I wanted to post a card that I made last week. This is a card that I basically copied from the PaperCrafts magazine. It is the same layout but different stamps and colors. The magazine showed this card using the True Friend set with the Apple Cider paper. I thought it was a unique layout and wanted to give it a try!

The card is held closed with the little "tab" at the top of the flower panel. I made this "tab" with my slit punch. Before I could punch the slit, I had to lay my flowered panel on my card and draw a light pencil line where I wanted the slit to be punched. So the card opens down instead of to the side like most cards. The flower medallion is punched with the 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" punches then I punched a scallop and pierced holes in each "petal". I also put a brad in the center ad popped the whole thing up with dimensionals! Enjoy!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Priceless; Paper- Ruby Red, Soft Sky, Bayou Blue, Whisper White, Western Sky designer paper; Ink- Ruby Red, River Rock; Accessories- vintage brads, Bayou Blue double stitched ribbon, corner rounder, slit punch, dimensionals, crafter's tool kit

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Hello All! I know that it's odd to hear from me during the week but I am so excited about the cards I made yesterday that I wanted to share one with you today!

This is a card that I copied from the PaperCrafts magazine. They had used a different stamp and colors but I just fell in love with the layout! I used the Priceless set (one of my very favorites). For the stems of the flowers I pierced holes using my crafter's tool kit and then used a blender pen and the Wild Wasabi ink pad to draw the lines in (like dot-to-dot). I really like the way it turned out and am anxious to try other stamp sets! Enjoy your day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Priceless; Paper- Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Afternoon Tea designer paper (NEW from the Occasions mini catalog available March 1); Ink- Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky; Accessories- vintage brads, wasabi striped grosgrain ribbon, crafter's tool kit, circle punches, dimensionals, sponge

Monday, February 18, 2008


Hello Everyone! I hope that you all had a great weekend! I know for many of us it was an extra long weekend. Gotta love those!! Since I had a day off today I made good use of my time and went stamping over at my friend Emily's house! What a great time and I even accomplished making a good amount of cards! I am quite impressed with myself! I hope that you like them as much as I do.

This first card is actually one that I did last week at my stamp club. It is very simple but cute! And it is a little different than your normal card. This one is actually 3 x 6. I cut a 6 x 6 piece of cardstock then folded it in half. It will fit in our open-ended envelopes. Sometimes it's fun to get away from the "norm". I pretty much copied this card from a website (can't remember who). I just added the build-a-brad in the middle of the flowers. Everything on this card is stamped in Old Olive! The flowers are popped up. I also used our new poly-twill that will be available on March 1! The poly-twill comes in Old Olive and Chocolate Chip and I just love it! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Friendship Blooms (sale-a-bration set that won't be available after March 17); Paper- Saraha Sand, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Old Olive; Ink- Old Olive; Accessories- Old Olive poly-twill, build-a-brad

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Designer Paper Flower

Hello everyone! I hope that you all had a great Valentine's Day! We had a relaxing one. And yes, it snowed, AGAIN! And it's supposed to snow AGAIN this week! And then somebody reminded me that March is our snowiest month - usually. UGH! Where, oh where is spring? At least the temperatures will be in the 40's. So, if it does really snow as much as they say, it will be melting quickly. I think it's really the cold that I am sick of. Anyway, I think that the sun is supposed to shine this weekend! Yea!!

This card is one I found while surfing the web. I copied it pretty much like she had it except for adding the speckles and sponging and the brads. The images come from Embrace Life. I have used that set a lot. Here I stamped the leafy stem in black and colored with Old Olive marker. Then I stamped the flower onto Ginger Blossom designer paper and cut it out (it's stamped in black). Then I popped it up with dimensionals onto the leafy stem. Instant color on the flower without having to color it in! I just love that idea! Have a great day everyone!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Embrace Life, Itty Bitty Backgrounds; Paper- Ginger Blossom designer paper, Basic Black, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Kraft; Ink- Basic Black, Old Olive marker, River Rock; Accessories- Basic Black grosgrain, black brads, sponge, dimensionals

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Simply Scrappin'

Happy Sunday everyone! And the sun is shining here!! Two days in a row! I can't believe it! But it is supposed to rain tomorrow. We will see...

Here is a little project that I worked on during my "snow" day last Monday. It is a little book made from a simply scrappin' kit - Boho Blend. I just LOVE these colors and using a kit made the whole thing a breeze to put together! The book is held together with a bamboo skewer and a pony tail holder. I tied a ton of ribbon to the bamboo skewer so that it would be hidden. Anyway, I really liked the way it turned out and I hope that you do to! Have a great week everyone!

Book Recipe: All supplies were taken from the Boho Blend Simply Scrappin' kit. I added a few brads some dimensionals and a velcro closure. Super simple!!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Embracing Life

Hello everyone! I am so sorry it has taken me so long to post! I had posted all my newest creations and I haven't had any time to get back to stamping more so I took a little rest. Last Monday we had a snow day! I could hardly believe it! We haven't had a snow day in 20 years!!! I almost didn't believe it. It had snowed Sunday evening but nothing more than usual. The reason they called school off was because the forecast was for six to eight more inches on Monday. Well, guess what?! They called school off and Monday morning the sun came out and melted most everything! All that to say that I used my unexpected day off to make some cards and do a little project. I even got to surf the internet for other cards and projects to copy. Something I haven't been able to do in a long time!

Today's card is one that I saw on a blog. she used the same colors and stamps. I did change it up a bit by adding a few brads and some sponging and speckling. The thing that makes this card a little unique is its closure. I took my slit punch and slid it in as far as it would go and punched. That's what keeps this card closed. I made my card base 4 1/4" x 11" and folded that in half. Then I cut 2 3/4" off one end (the part where the polka dotted paper is). My main image is glued half-way on the printed paper but the other end fits into the slit. I just thought that the layout was very clever! I may have to try this at stamp club on Monday!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Embrace Life, Itty Bitty Backgrounds; Paper- Ginger Blossoms designer paper, Basic Black, Ruby Red; Ink- Black StazOn, Ruby Red, River Rock; Accessories- blender pen, vintage brads, sponge, black grosgrain, slit punch, ticket corner punch, dimensionals