Monday, November 30, 2009

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

Hi there! Hope you all had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving Holiday! Mine was very busy but I truly enjoyed it. So now getting back into the swing of things, here is a card I created based on the Fall To Layout #69... The leaves from PTI Beautiful Blooms were stamped in green, then with red embroidery floss I tied French Knots to create berries. Stamped the sentiment, rounded the corners and attached the stamped panel to the card base.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you have a great start to your week!


Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year: (All PTI unless noted)

  • Stamps: Beautiful Blooms & Signature Christmas
  • Ink: Ripe Avocado & Dark Chocolate
  • Cardstock: Ripe Avocado & White
  • Accessories: Embroidery Floss & Corner Rounder

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

November PTI Blog Hop

Hello and welcome everyone! Today is PTI Blog Hop day and this months challenge is in honor of the fast approaching holidays. With this in mind, we are to create a quick and inexpensive tag or wrap idea that can be the perfect solution for "grab and go" gifts.

I was on a roll for this challenge, I have a few creations to share with you. First up are Tags... This tag set was stamped using labels from Vintage Labels set, images from Winter Swirls set and sentiments from Signature Christmas, then cut out by hand (since I don't have the label 1 dies). Colors used were: Dark Chocolate, Scarlet Jewel & Spring Moss. Each tag was finished off with just a touch of glitter added to the swirls and dark chocolate floss. To use just stamp or write To & From onto the back side and attach to the gift.

Keeping with the quick and inexpensive ideas, here are a couple of bags...
It doesn't get any easier than this! Just stamp a sentiment in Ocean Tides and a few snowflakes in white, both from Snowflake Serenade. Then embellish with a big button bow, glitter and call it good.
Last and certainly not least is a simple yet classy look. Started with a strip of Scarlet Jewel cardstock, stamped it with snowflakes from Winter Swirls in Versamark. Layered one of the tags from above onto the strip and embellished with ribbon. Easy Peasy!

I do hope you enjoyed my creations and found some useful and easy ideas to help you out this holiday season (which will be here before we know it!). Thanks for hopping by and have a blessed Thanksgiving day tomorrow!


Tags: (All PTI unless noted)
  • Stamps: Vintage Labels, Winter Swirls & Signature Christmas
  • Ink: Dark Chocolate, Scarlet Jewel & Spring Moss
  • Cardstock: Rustic Cream
  • Accessories: Brown DMC Floss & Rangers Stickles Stardust Glitter

Joy Bag: (All PTI unless noted)

  • Stamps: Snowflake Serenade
  • Ink: Ocean Tides & Fresh Snow
  • Accessories: Kraft Bag from Craft Store, Ocean Tides Saddle Stitch Ribbon & OT Vintage Button

Happy Holidays Bag: (All PTI unless noted)

  • Stamps: Vintage Labels, Winter Swirls & Signature Christmas
  • Ink: Dark Chocolate, Scarlet Jewel & Spring Moss
  • Cardstock: Scarlet Jewel & Rustic Cream
  • Accessories: Scarlet Jewel Satin Ribbon

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Embellish Color Challenge With Brads

Hello! The latest Brad Challenge over at Embellish really through me for a loop, I am not used to working with such bright colors. Definitely a step out of my comfort zone.So combining these colors with sweet Emma's Sketch Challenge #4, here is what I came up with...
The white strip was stamped using stripes from Background Basics: Retro and the star background is from BG Basics: Stars. I really like these stars and I haven't used them in a long time, I find them hard to work with sometimes. I think I may challenge my self to use the stamp set more often.

Thanks for dropping in, hope you enjoyed your visit today!


Happy Birthday: (All PTI unless noted)
  • Stamps: Background Basics: Retro & Stars & Shapes By Design (Sentiment)
  • Ink: Enchanted Evening & SU Real Red, Barley Banana & Wild Wasabi
  • Cardstock: Enchanted Evening, White, Pure Poppy & SU Barley Banana
  • Accessories: SU Real Red Ribbon, MM White Brads, SU Scalloped Edge Punch & Corner Rounder

Monday, November 23, 2009

Gratitude Set

Happy Monday! Hope you enjoyed your weekend. Just wanted to share with you a card set I made for a friend. She was married a couple of weekends ago and I though a set of thank you cards would come in handy and make a great gift. The colors used were from her wedding. I went with the same two stamp sets (In Bloom & Spiral Bouquet for the sentiment) and came up with four different layouts.
Added a touch of glitter to all but one, I wanted to keep one a little less feminine so she could use it for either a male or female. The set included a total of eight cards, two of each design.

Thanks for stopping in today! Hope you have a great start to your week.


Gratitude Set: (All PTI unless noted)
  • Stamps: In Bloom & Spiral Bouquet
  • Ink: Spring Moss & Dark Chocolate
  • Cardstock: Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream & Spring Moss
  • Accessories: Doodlebug Design Bon Bon Glitter, DMC Floss, Upper Crest Border Punch & Corner Rounder

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Blog Award

Hello! Hope you are enjoying your weekend. I wanted to thank all the talented and sweet friends (Anita, Daniela, Laura, Winter & Sarah) who have sent me this award:Here are the rules:
  • Answer the following questions using single word answers.
  • To pass the award to 5 other people and let them know.

  1. Your cell phone? Charging
  2. Your hair? Long
  3. Your mother? Hawaiian/Loved
  4. Your father? Canadian/Loved
  5. Your favorite food? Potatoes
  6. Your dream last night? Forgotten
  7. Your favorite drink? Coffee
  8. Your dream/goal? Heaven
  9. What room are you in? Dinning
  10. Your hobby? Stamping
  11. Your fear? Attention
  12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Home
  13. Where were you last night? Home
  14. Something that you aren't? Talkative
  15. Muffins? Yum
  16. Wish list item? DigitalSLR
  17. Where did you grow up? SoCal
  18. Last thing you did? Dishes
  19. What are you wearing? Jeans
  20. Your TV? Off
  21. Your Pets? Two
  22. Friends? Blessings
  23. Your life? Blessed
  24. Your mood? Happy
  25. Missing someone? Diana
  26. Vehicle? Truck
  27. Something you're not wearing? Shoes
  28. Your favorite store? Target
  29. Your favorite color? Green
  30. When was the last time you laughed? Today
  31. Last time you cried? Unknown
  32. Your best friend? Hubby
  33. One place that you go to over and over? Church
  34. Facebook? Sometimes
  35. Favorite place to eat? Many

Just because I had such a hard time narrowing down my choices, here are 6 ladies I am sending this award to:

Have a great day and weekend! Thanks for visiting!


Friday, November 20, 2009

EBTKS Sketch Challenge #1

Hello There! Over at the Everything But The Kitchen Sink blog there having their first sketch challenge. What a great sketch, I just had to play along... Here is what I came up with...
I created the panels by adhering double sided sticky tape and then gave it a good coating of Doodle Bug Bon Bon glitter. For the center image I went with a tag to play along with the latest Inspire Me Challenge #4: Tag It, over at Dawn's blog.

Stamped the In Bloom flower in brown onto the tag and cream card stock, cut out the layers and adhered with dimensional adhesive. Tied a tab of ribbon, embellished with a little more glitter and attached a sentiment.

On the camera front, I received an email today that it has been repaired and has been shipped back to me. Hurray!

Well, thanks for stopping by today!


Always: (All PTI unless noted)
  • Stamps: In Bloom & Heart Prints (Sentiment)
  • Ink: Dark Chocolate & Spring Moss
  • Cardstock: Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream & Spring Moss
  • Accessories: Dark Chocolate GG Ribbon, Twine, Doodle Bug Bon Bon Glitter, Creative Memories Tag Punch & Corner Ronder

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Enjoy the ride

Hello all! I am on my way out the door but I wanted to pop in a share a fun sort of masculine card with you before I go... The background was stamped with stripes from Background Basics: Retro in Ocean Tides and Spring Moss. Rounded the corners and wrapped it with ribbon.
Stamped the bike in brown and attached the buttons with some fun stitching. Attach a brown scalloped edge, rounded the corners, and attach to the striped background making sure to hang the scallops over the edge for a tad bit of interest. All these rounded corners make me happy, it's such a simple touch but really makes for and fun card.

Hope you have a blessed day!


Enjoy The Ride: (All PTI unless noted)
  • Stamps: Everyday Button Bits & BG Basics: Retro
  • Ink: Ocean Tide, Spring Moss & Dark Chocolate
  • Cardstock: Kraft, Vintage Cream & Dark Chocolate
  • Accessories: Spring Moss GG Ribbon, Ocean Tides Vintage Buttons, DMC Floss, SU Scalloped Edge Punch & Corner Rounder

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Glittery Season's Greetings

Hello! Today's card was one I made for the last Hero Arts Glitter Challenge, I wasn't able to submit it in time but thought I would share it with you anyways.I cut a raspberry flag, attached it to the kraft card base and embellished it with raspberry buttons. The scalloped striped circle stamp was one that I received from an Honorable Mention in the Paper Tearing Challenge, this was my first ever and so far my only submission into any of the Hero Arts Challenges. One of these days I will try another one of their challenges and submit it on time. Anyways, the circle was stamped in aqua, cut out then I ran glitter along some of the stripes.
The wreath was stamped in green and raspberry (for the bow), punched out then glittered. Layered the sentiment over the wreath once it was dry.

Well thanks for visiting today, hope you enjoyed!


Season's Greetings: (All PTI unless noted) Card Measures 5 1/2" X 3 1/2"
  • Stamps: Signature Christmas (Sentiment), Hero Arts Striped Circle & Inkadinkado Wreath
  • Ink: Aqua Mist, Spring Moss & Raspberry Fizz
  • Cardstock: Kraft, Raspberry Fizz & White
  • Accessories: Raspberry Fizz Vintage Buttons, Rangers Stickles Glitter Glue & Marvy Uchida Circle Punch

Monday, November 16, 2009

Butterflies, Woodgrain and Glittery Goodness

Hello and happy Monday! Just quickly stopping in to share a little glittery goodness with you guys... These cute butterflies are from the With Sympathy set, stamped onto punched circles. Then, with dimensional adhesive, layered over some raspberry fizz woodgrain stamped over light pink cardstock.
Wrapped raspberry fizz twill ribbon around a scalloped edge, stamped the sentiment, then added a touch of glitter glue.

Hope you have a great start to your week! Thanks for visiting!


Hello: (All PTI unless noted)
  • Stamps: With Sympathy, Beyond Basic Borders and All Night Media Woodgrain
  • Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Sweet Blush & SU Going Gray
  • Cardstock: Bazzill Gray, Sweet Blush & Vintage Cream
  • Accessories: Raspberry Fizz Twill Ribbon, Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue, Marvy Uchida Circle Punch, SU Scalloped Edge Punch & Corner Rounder

Friday, November 13, 2009

CAS40 Hello

Hello! This week Clean & Simple Challenge is a color challenge: To use white with one other color. I chose to work with purple to have another try at the Moxie Fab World Plum Challenge.
Anyways, hope you have a great day and a fun weekend. Thanks for stopping by!
Hello: (All PTI unless noted)
  • Stamps: Beyond Basic Border
  • Ink: SU Perfect Plum
  • Cardstock: White & SU Perfect Plum
  • Accessories: Plum Pudding Satin Ribbon, Purple Hero Arts Rhinestones, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Corner Rounder

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Moxie Fab Plum Crazy

The latest challenge over at the Moxie Fab World Blog is to create a project that captures the essence of the color plum in its design. So here is what I came up with... The focus of the card is this handmade purple/plum flower. I decided to enhance the color by combining it with a triadic color scheme (three colors that are evenly spaced on the color wheel).
To create this flower I used three different sized circles punches, punched four circle from each punch and crumpled to distress. Adhered same sized circles together to form the layers then adhere the layers together to form the flower. Embellish with a stitched button in the center and attach hand cut and distressed leaves.

Thanks for visiting and hope you have a wonderful day!


Wishing You A Happy Birthday: (All PTI unless noted)
  • Stamps: Background Basics: Retro & Everyday Classics
  • Ink: Versamark & Su Perfect Plum
  • Cardstock: Kraft, Melon Berry, Spring Moss, Vintage Cream & SU Perfect Plum
  • Accessories: Cream Vintage Button, DMC Cream Embroidery Floss, Coluzzle Circle Cutter, Marvy Uchida Circle Punches

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Embellish Owl Color Challenge

Hey everyone! I finally had a chance to make a card for the latest Owl Color Challenge over at Embellish. Aren't those colors so yummy together! This has to be one of my favorite color combos. Great job to Ashley for putting these beautiful and inspiring photos together. I chose to go with PTI colors: Melon Berry, Dark Chocolate, Spring Moss and Vintage Cream. Here is what I came up with...
I don't own any owl stamps and my printer has gone wacky on me, so I couldn't even print the image that was provided by Savitri Wilder. So I though it would be fun to draw one by hand and paper piece the colors of the challenge into my own friendly little owl...
I drew an owl shape onto brown cardstock and cut him out. Gave him a ruffly belly by layering scalloped strips, cut with decorative scissors. Punched two different sized circles for his eyes and cut his nose by hand. To coordinate with my little friend I continued the ruffled belly idea onto the bottom of the card.

Next he needed something to perch onto, so I created a branch using a sentiment and tree image from Beyond Basic Borders. Stamped the sentiment in brown, to create the branch, and then inked the top of the tree image in green to create some foliage.

What a fun challenge this was! Anyways, thanks for stopping in for a visit today, hope you liked the card.


Best Wishes: (All PTI unless noted)
  • Stamps: Beyond Basic Borders
  • Ink: Dark Chocolate & Spring Moss (new formula)
  • Cardstock: Dark Chocolate, Melon Berry, Vintage Cream & Spring Moss
  • Accessories: Spring Moss Satin Ribbon, Fiskers Scalloped Scissors, SU Scalloped Border Punch, 1/4" Hole Punch, 5/8" Circle Punch & Corner Rounder

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Inspire Me Challenge #3

Happy Tuesday to you all!I really wanted to participate in the latest Inspire Me Color Challenge hosted by Dawn over at her blog Stamp Away With Me. The deadline was last Sunday but I really wanted to give this fun color combo a try. So even though the deadline has passed, here is my card...I don't have the exact colors she listed, so instead I used PTI colors: Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain, Scarlet Jewel and Vintage Cream.
Isn't this a fun way to put those huge buttons to use?! The button ornaments were stitched directly to the cardstock. I pierced a hole just above each button, strung the embroidery floss through, wrapped it back around to the front and tied the ends into a tiny bow.

Thanks for stopping by!


Happy Holidays: (All PTI unless noted)
  • Stamps: Signature Christmas & Background Basic: Text Style
  • Ink: Enchanted Evening & Scarlet Jewel
  • Cardstock: Scarlet Jewel & Vintage Cream
  • Accessories: Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening & Scarlet Jewel Vintage Buttons, DMC Embroidery Floss & Corner Rounder

Monday, November 9, 2009

Hi Friend

Hello there! Hope you had a great weekend. So how about an idea for those bits of scrap ribbon we all have laying around...
The ribbon strips were adhered to the left side of the card base. Next I strung buttons onto twine, wrapped the twine around a white strip of cardstock. Stamped the sentiment in black (from Beautiful Blooms) then adhered the strip over the end of the ribbon onto the card base with dimensional adhesive.

Hope you found this helpful. Have a wonderful start to your week and thanks for stopping in today!


Hi Friend: (All PTI unless noted)
  • Stamps: Beautiful Blooms (Sentiment)
  • Ink: True Black
  • Cardstock: White & True Black
  • Accessories: Ribbon Scraps, Vintage Buttons, DMC Embroidery Floss

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Here To Give You A Lift

Hello all! Hope you are having a great start to your weekend. My sister was kind enough to let me borrow her camera for a bit, so I have a new card to share with you today...I have had this felt cloud idea in my head since I made this card. I created today's card pretty much the same way. I cut cloud templates from cardstock and found it easiest to hold the template against the felt and then cut out the shape. I then laid out and overlapped the clouds, adhered them with Scor-Tape and trimmed the edge. The left side of the card is covered with Scarlet Jewel cardstock and an embossed curves punched edge (stamped with polka dots in Melon Berry) then wrapped with a melon berry bow.
I thought Melon Berry and Scarlet Jewel hot air balloons (from Everyday Button Bits) would be fitting floating among these fluffy clouds.

Thanks to all of you for putting up with me not having my camera and for all of your sweet and encouraging comments. Have a great weekend!


Here To Give You A Lift: (All PTI unless noted)
  • Stamps: Everyday Button Bits & Polka Dot Basic II
  • Ink: Melon Berry, Dark Chocolate & Scarlet Jewel
  • Cardstock: White, Spring Rain & Scarlet Jewel
  • Accessories: Melon Berry & Scarlet Jewel Vinage Buttons, White DMC Embroidery Floss, White Felt, Melon Berry Satin Ribbon, Marvy Uchida Circle Punch, EK Success Embossed Curves Border Punch & Corner Rounder

Thursday, November 5, 2009

More October 2009 CARDS Publications

Hello everyone! Here is another card and a couple tags that were published in the October 2009 issue of CARDS Magazine.
Here is how the cake was created: cut cardstock strips, emboss strips with swiss dots, adhere strips together (with a cardstock backing), embellish with ribbon and trim then adhere the assembled cake to the card base. Once attached to the card embellish the cake top. The green cake base was cut by hand then attach just under the cake.
The tags were punched from cardstock, punched with a scalloped border then embossed with swiss dots. Stamped and cut out peas, attached to the tag with a sentiment. The buttons were threaded with twine then the twine was threaded though the tag hole and tide to the bows. If you need any more info please let me know.

On the camera front, my mom and sister have graciously offered to share their cameras with me occasionally while mine is in for repairs. Hope to share some new stuff with you soon.

Hope you have a blessed day!


Always: (All PTI unless noted)
  • Stamps: Everyday Blessings & Heart Prints (Sentiment)
  • Ink: Spring Moss
  • Cardstock: Kraft, Spring Moss & White
  • Accessories: Making Memories Green Trim, Offray Thin White Ribbon, Flowers (from craft supply), KaiserCraft Rhinestones, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
    & Corner Rounder

Sweet Pea Tags: (All PTI unless noted)

  • Stamps: Green Thumb
  • Ink: Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet & Sweet Blush
  • Cardstock: Ocean Tides, Berry Sorbet & White
  • Accessories: Ocean Tides & Berry Sorbet GG Ribbon, OT & BS Vintage Buttons, Twine, Creative Memories Tag Punch (love this punch!), SU! Scallop Border Punch & Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

CARDS October 2009 Publications

Hello All! I am having issues with my camera and am unable to take any new photos. So until I get this problem figured out I though I would share some oldies (but goodies) with you. Today's cards are a couple that were published in the October issue of CARDS Magazine.
I hope to get this problem fixed soon, I feel so lost with out my camera. So please bear with me since I am unable to update you with my latest cards.
Thanks for visiting today!
Tea, Coffee, Cocoa: (All PTI unless noted)
  • Stamps: Warm Happiness
  • Ink: Ocean Tides, Ripe Avocado, Summer Sunrise & Dark Chocolate
  • Cardstock: Dark Chocolate & White
  • Accessories: Ripe Avocado Grosgrain Ribbon, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder & Corner Rounder

Remember This Moment: (All PTI unless noted)

  • Stamps: Studio Calico Remember The Moment
  • Ink: Versamark & Dark Chocolate
  • Cardstock: Spring Moss, Ocean Tides, Summer Sunrise & Vintage Cream
  • Accessories: Dark Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon

Monday, November 2, 2009

Baby Love

Hello my friends and happy Monday to you! Today I wanted to share a sweet baby card I created (I couldn't decide which photos I liked best so I posted 3 for you today)...The cream circle was stamped with a background stamp, from Background Basics: Retro, in aqua. The sentiment was stamped using two different sentiments from Mixed Messages, it just so happened that they were in the same font.

The stars were punched from melon berry (stamped with stripes from BB: Retro in cream) and aqua cardstock. Then layered with a circle and buttons.

The ribbon was done using the same technique used on this card. Excepted before adhering the ribbon I ran a straight stitch down one side with thread, bunched it together tightly then adhered and stapled. Creating this much ruffle did take a lot of ribbon, but I really like the way it turned out.

Well that's it from me today, hope you have a wonderful start to your week and a blessed day. Thanks for stopping in today!


Baby Love: (All PTI unless noted)
  • Stamps: Background Basic: Retro & Mixed Messages
  • Ink: Aqua Mist, Melon Berry & Vintage Cream
  • Cardstock: Melon Berry, Vintage Cream & Aqua Mist
  • Accessories: Cream & Aqua Mist Vintage Buttons, Cream Twine, Melon Berry Grosgrain Ribbon, SU Star Punches & Colluzzle Circle Cutter