Friday, July 31, 2009

Buttons, buttons and more buttons!

Hi there, so glad you can join me today!

So today's card is another version of this button card I made last week. I loved the way it turned out and had to give it another try. So this is what I came up with... To change things up a bit I turned the card onto its side and stitched, with embroidery floss, across the card instead of just piercing holes. I loved how the fabulous Nichole Heady cut teeny tiny leaves from cardstock to add to her button flowers in this card. I thought it would look great on my card too.

So here is a closer look at the details... Just don't look to closely at the sentiment. So after all that work of planning the placement of the buttons, drawing the lines, stitching and sewing on the buttons and carefully adhering the itty bitty leaves, it was time to stamp the sentiment. And of course, I messed it up! Ooops! lol. I guess it's not that bad and I'm sure who ever receives this card won't even notice.

So are you guys having as much fun with buttons as I am? I don't think I've even posted a card with out one yet (ok maybe a couple)! lol. I could easily use at lease one on every card.

Well thanks for stopping in. Hope you liked my card, mistake and all. Hope you will visit again soon!


Thanks a bunch Supplies:

  • Stamps: PTI Floral Frenzy (Sentiment)
  • Ink: PTI Ripe Avocado
  • Cards stock: PTI Kraft & Spring Moss (leaves)
  • Accessories: Corner Rounder, DMC Floss, PTI Berry Sorbet & Spring Moss Vintage Buttons, Paper Piercer

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Love You Polka Dots

Howdy! Hope you all are doing well today.

Today I wanted to share another card I made using my new PTI Polka Dot Basics II.
Oh man am I loving this set, I just can't seem to put it down! lol :) The sentiment fits the card perfectly since this card is loaded with so many of the things I love. So this seems like the perfect opportunity to share a few with you (as of now anyways, it will probably be different next week. lol). :)


  • Background Stamp: Polka Dot Basics II
  • Image Stamp: Tree from Beyond Basic Borders
  • Neutral Cardstock: Kraft
  • Punch: Tag, Scalloped Edge & Corner Rounder (Love these three equally)
  • Button: Pearlescence Berry Sorbet (silly, I know)
  • Ribbon: Twill

Anyways, enough about me. Here is a close up of the tag...

This tag would also look great by itself. Just hang it from a ribbon tied to the handle of a kraft gift bag. I just might have to give that a try!

Now that you know my favs, maybe you guys can share a little of what you love with me, if you would like.

Well thank you for stopping in today!!! Hope I didn't bore you too much talking about my self. lol! Hope you liked the card!

Love You Supplies:

  • Stamps: PTI Polka Dot Basics II & Beyond Basic Borders
  • Ink: SU Choc Chip & PTI Vintage Cream
  • Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream & Berry Sorbet
  • Accessories: Creative Memories Tag Punch, SU Scalloped Border Punch, Corner Rounder, PTI Berry Sorbet Twill Ribbon, PTI Berry Sorbet Vintage Button and twine

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #13

So today I want to share the card I created for Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #13. Dawn is a very talented lady and has an eye for amazing color combos!!! So this weeks challenge is another stunner, such a bright and cheery combo!At first her challenges sometimes throw me for a loop, but once I start playing around and start putting something together, I end up having so much fun! So here is what I came up with...
The polka dots are another one of my new sets from Papertrey Ink, Polka Dot Basics II. They were inked in red and stamped onto berry cardstock. Here is a close up of the ribbon and button detail...
This is such a fun and simple layout. I couldn't just stop at one card, so I went ahead and made two more! Card #2...

Card #3...

This was a good way to increase the number of cards in my stash. Anyways... I hope you enjoyed my cards and thanks to Dawn for another fabulous Color Challenge!

Have a wonderful rest of the day!


Card #1:

Stamps: Polka Dot Basic II & Damask Design

Ink: Spring Moss & SU Real Red

Cardstock: Spring Moss, Berry Sorbet, White & Bazzill Red

Accessories: Spring Moss & Berry Sorbet Vintage Buttons, Berry Sorbet GG Ribbon, twine, Circle Punch & Corner Rounder.

Card #2 Colors: Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss & SU Choc Chip

Card #3 Colors: Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss & SU Real Red

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone!

Hello all!

I received my latest Papertrey Ink order yesterday. If you are not familiar with Papertrey you should check them out, they are an awesome company. I love getting new goodies, it doesn't happen often enough though! :) So today I played around with my new Background Basics: Retro stamp set. I have two cards to share with you today because I did some exploring and I kind of stepped out of my comfort zone. So you'll have to let me know what you think.

For the first one I was going for more of a masculine look, which I am not very good at. I guess it could work for a kid card too. Its a little hard to tell in the photo, but there is a red edging on the right side of the blue strip.

For this card I was kind of going for a retro and very simple look.

So what do you think? Well its always fun to try something new and different! I don't do this very often but its a good way to experiment and grow. How about you give it a try too? Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed.


For You:

Stamps: Background Basics: Retro & Men of Life

Ink: SU Real Red & Bashful Blue

Cardstock: PTI Vintage Cream & SU Bashful Blue

Accessories: Circle Punch, Decorative Scissors, Corner Rounder, Button & Twine


Stamps: BB: Retro & Shapes By Design (Sentiment)

Ink: Versamark & PTI True Black

Cardstock: PTI Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz, Ripe Avocado, Bazzill Black & SU Bashful Blue

Accessories: Corner Rounder

Monday, July 27, 2009

Best Wishes CAS25

So Monday is the start of a new CAS Challenge. This weeks CAS challenge is a sketch based on this card by Krystie Lee.

It's a very simple layout but for some reason it took me three tries to get it right. So this is the last card I made and the one I was most happy with.

I started with the tree and I wanted add something to the tree that was simple and a little different. I would usually think to place rhinestones or buttons on the ends of the branches, but I wanted to go simpler this time. So I went with a single flower cut from the smallest blossom nestabilities (crinkled of course, I keep doing this for some reason it just adds a little extra) and a button. The green strip was a scrap piece I had laying around my work space. Then finished the card off with a sentiment, ribbon, and a corner rounder. This card totally reminds me of spring!

Definitely was a fun challenge. Third times the charm I guess. I hope you enjoyed! Have a wonderful day!!!


Stamps: Beyond Basic Borders

Ink: Berry Sorbet, Ripe Avocado & SU Choc Chip

Cardstock: Kraft, Spring Moss, Berry Sorbet & Vintage Cream

Accessories: Blossom Nestabilities, Berry Sorbet GG, Spring Moss Vintage Button, Twine & Corner Rounder

Sunday, July 26, 2009

FTL #50

I've always enjoyed the Fall To Layout Sketch's on the Clean and Simple Stamping Blog. Most of them seem to fit my style. So this card is late, but here is what I came up with for FTL#50.

The pink panel is stamped with text and the scalloped edge extends over the edge of the cardbase. The butterflies were randomly stamped, punched out and embellished with black rhinestones.

And check out these beauties.......

My hubby brought these home for me on Friday, just because! He is such a Sweetheart!!! Well I hope you enjoyed my card and flowers and I do hope you will visit me again. Thanks to everyone who left me wonderful and welcoming comments for my first Blog Hop, I had a blast reading them all!!!

Stamps: With Sympathy, Background Basics: Text Style & Beyond Basic Border (Sentiment)

Ink: Raspberry Fizz & True Black

Cardstosck: White & Raspberry Fizz

Accessories: Fizz GG Ribbon, Black Rhinestones, Circle Punch, Scalloped Edge Punch

Friday, July 24, 2009

July PTI Blog Hop

Welcome!!! I am very excited to be participating in my very first Blog Hop!!! My blog is brand new (made my first post yesterday) so I hope I do this right.

This months challenge for the PTI Blog Hop is to integrate Text into our creations. So here is what I came up with.
I used BackgroundBasics: Text Style in versamark on kraft cardstock, then layered a flourish over the text. I created a neat ribbon detail by stitching over the ruffles. I thought this went well with the stitched button on the butterfly. Check out the butterfly, I gave him a quick crinkling to add a bit of texture. Isn't he cute!
This was fun! I am already looking forward to next months Blog Hop. I hope you enjoyed my card and hope you will come back soon!!! Thanks For looking!

Stamps: Background Basics: Text Style, Fancy Flourishes & Damask Design (Sentiment)

Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Versamark & Choc Chip (SU)

Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz, Kraft & White

Accessories: Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Choc GG Ribbon, Dark Choc Vintage Button, Twine & Edge Distresser

My New Blog!

Wow! So here it is, the blog I said I would never start. Thanks to the support from my husband and help from new online friends, I've decided to start a new adventure in blog land. I have no idea what I am doing, so please bear with me as I figure it all out.

I've never thought of myself as a creative person until I started stamping and making cards. I'm looking forward to sharing my creations with you and meeting others who love this craft as much as I do. I plan to keep things short and sweet and I hope you enjoy!!!

So onto the first card. I made this card a couple of days ago for the CAS24 Turquoise, Orange and Yellow Summer Challenge over at The original idea for this card was to add 3 rows of buttons, one in each color, but as I arranged them on the card I realized that would have been too busy. So I went with "Less is More" and randomly stitched them to the card.

Thank you very much for stopping by, hope you come back soon!!!

Stamps: Beyond Basic Borders (PTI)
Ink: SU Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Buttons (Craft Supply), Thread, Corner Rounder & Paper Piercer