Friday, April 30, 2010

Pansies for Mother's Day

Suddenly I realized that Mother's Day is almost here. I need a cards to send to my Nanas, so I inked up the new Verve set One Person. I was trying to make it look like the graduated colors of pansies, don't know how successful I was, but still I think it's pretty.

I also used a Verve sketch from the Viva La Verve April challenges. You can see them all here. This month we are looking at living rooms for inspiration. They posted some really fabulous photos.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Verve One Person
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI ssw, Rich Razzleberry, New Leaf, Basic Grey
Embellishments: copics, stickles, nesties, cuttlebug, SU ribbon, dimensionals

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


When I saw the sketch this week at CPS #164, I immediately thought of this image. It was perfect for the long card shape.

Her name is Samantha and she is on of the Rubber Romance divas. I really sparkled up her dress ans shoes for fun. She is available along with all her diva friends at the Rubber Romance etsy site.

Well, I better get packing. We leave for the air port at 3:00 am. Kentucky Derby here I come!

Thanks for dropping by today.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Rubber Romance Samantha
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI ssw, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, silver
Embellishments: Border punch, copics, stickles, SU ribbon

Sunday, April 25, 2010

April Magnolia Christmas Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the April edition of the Magnolia-licious Christmas all year long blog hop. We have this hop once a month on the 25th. It is a good way to get some Christmas cards done early and a chance to ink up those holiday Magnolia stamps. If you would like to find out more details check out the Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long blog.

After hopping all around and enjoying all the eye candy you can find these stamps in the Magnolia-licious store. They have a super selection and great service.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hop on over to Lauren's blog next.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Magnolia Tilda and Amuse sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI ssw, Bravo Burgundy, Pretty in Pink, BG Eskimo Kisses dsp
Embellishments: copics, stickles, nesties, SU brads, PTI button, twine, sewing machine, Smooch Spritz

Friday, April 23, 2010

Verve Beach Party Release Color Challenge

Tonight on the Verve Forum of SCS is a release party. Don't think I'll make it until the end, my bed is calling my name. Hubby worked late all week and I'm beat, LOL! Anyway, I wanted to share one of my cards that I made for the release week challenges. This one was a color challenge, aren't these fresh and fun summery colors? Love those bright colors. I used the sketch challenge on SCS this week for this layout.

On a funny note, I sure hope the saying that blonds have more fun is true. I had some highlights done this week and they are pretty blond. Usually they are more light brown, but came out pretty light this time. Not too sure about them, but it's only hair, ya know! Not going to fret about hair, but its been shocking every time I pass a mirror today. Who knows maybe I'll have so much fun with these blond highlights that I'll go all blond next time!

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Verve Big Wish
Ink: Memento Tux. Black
Paper: PTI ssw and Spring Moss, SU Only Orange, DCWV Citrus Stack
Embellishments: SU ribbon and border punch, copics, nesties, dimensionals, stickles, sakura glitter pen

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Girls Night Out

I've been missing all week. We were without cable, internet and phone. A landscaper accidentally cut our Verizon fios line. Bummed out that I missed the Madonna episode of Glee!

This is one of my newest stamps from Rubber Romance. It is called Girls Night Out. These three divas look like they are having a wonderful time, don't they. I think I could use a girls night out! Sentiment is also from Rubber Romance, both are available at the Rubber Romance Etsy site.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are having a fabulous week.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Rubber Romance Girls Night Out and sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI ssw, New Leaf, Basic Grey sultry collection
Embellishments: copics, stickles, slot punch, corner rounder, SU ribbon, Bellas dots

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Pretty Little Camille

Why does the weekend go so fast? Can't believe it is Sunday already. Oh well, I enjoyed it while it lasted! We had burgers from Five Guys for dinner, they are such good hamburgers. Enjoyed lots of family time, too/

I made the for the Saturday sketch at Club Anya. I love square cards and this was a fun sketch. Also it was the first time I inked up Camille, she is just so cute! Trying to make sure I've used all my TGF stamps before I order more, I have a few more left to ink up that I got recently, so you'll be seeing more of them.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope everyone has a wonderful week.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Camille
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Always Artichoke, So Saffron, PTI ssw, Basic Gray patterned
Embellishments: copics, MS border punch, cuttlebug embossing folder, SU ribbon, SU mini brads, sewing machine, dimensionals

Saturday, April 17, 2010

For Hugh With Love

I know the title is way too punny, but I couldn't resist, since this little guy is Hugh from The Greeting Farm. I made this one for yesterday's Farm Fresh Friday challenge. I thought it was a fun sketch. This is another of the cards I made to the The Greeting Farm Cares card drive for the Ronald McDonald house, such a great cause.

I think I'm ready to kick back and put my feet up, grab a glass of wine and read for a while. I've been tackling laundry all day, trying to switch out winter and summer clothes for all the kids, and I'm worn out, LOL! Time to relax.

Thanks for dropping by today. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Hugh from TGF, sentiment from SU
Ink: Memento Tux. Black, Garden Green
Paper: Garden Green, Kraft, Basic Grey Origins, PTI ssw
Embellishments: Nesties, copics, dimensionals, PTI button and twine, sewing machine

Friday, April 16, 2010

Somebunny Loves You

Happy Friday everyone. I'm on a bit of a roll this week, actually getting a few cards made, I've been making the most of naptime. Hoping to have some time to craft over the weekend, too.

I used Mercy's Tuesday sketch challenge #69 for this layout. It is another card that I'm sending in for the 1st TGF Cares card drive.

Colors are a bit odd on this one. I went with some of my neglected PTI patterned paper and drew colors from that.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: TGF Hope and Grace Snuggle, Stamping Bella sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI ssw, Spring Moss, Summer Sun, Plum Pudding, PTI patterned paper
Embellishments: nesties, copics, stickles, dimensionals, PTI twill ribbon, Bellas Baubles

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Coffee with a Friend

On the Verve forum at SCS Julee issued a Ready, Set, Stamp! challenge yesterday. The challenge was to use the Delightful and Delicious Verve set, which is also on sale until Sunday. So go snap it up if you've been wanting it, or make a project if you have it already. It is one of my go to Verve sets, can't say favorite, cause I love them all, but I really use this one a lot. I used Tuesday Morning Sketch #39 for the layout of this one.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. It's almost Friday! I'm ready for the weekend!

Card Recipe:
Ink: Choc Chip craft ink
Paper: SU VV, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Choc. Chip, dsp from SU
Embellishments: embossing powder, heat tool, Fiskars border punch, MS ribbon, copics, Bellas Baubles, nesties, swiss dots cuttlebug folder, corner rounder, dimensionals

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Super Anya

This is another card I made for the 1st TGF Cares Card Drive over at The Greeting Farm Blog. All cards go to the Ronald McDonald house. It goes on all month, so you've got time if you would like to join in, it's such a great cause.

I made my card using Saturday sketch #14 from Pam at Club Anya last Saturday. I used bright colors, hopefully it will bring some cheer (yeah, I know a corny pun) to a little girl.

Thanks for stopping by today. Looking forward to AI tonight, two are going home. Have no idea who it will be. Don't really have a fave this season. No one has moved me to pick up the phone and vote yet.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: TGF Cheer Anya and sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red
Paper: Bashful Blue, Real Red, PTI ssw, DCWV striped
Embellishments: copics, stickles, nesties, K and Co rhinestones, SU corner rounder and ribbon, dimensionals

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Trisha is at the Spa

This image is Trisha from Rubber Romance. She looks so calm and relaxed! While I myself don't like massages, I think this stamp is fab! Just think of all the possibilities for her. She is quickly becoming my go to Diva for gifts. She works with a spa gift card, or any type bath product (homemade or store bought).

Thanks so much for dropping by today. I've been trying to get around to all your blogs and catch up. Being away for a few days really through me for a loop. Still catching up on stuff!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Trisha from Rubber Romance
Ink: Memento Tux. Black
Paper: gp110, Pink Passion, Pink Pirouette, MME dotted lime green paper
Embellishments: nesties, copics, SU border punch, swiss dots embossing folder, stickles, prima flower, MM button

Monday, April 12, 2010

Spring Peep from D2D

Whew, in the nick of time! Didn't get the last two done last month due to computer problems then I was running late. I love these Desinged2Delight digi images though and try to play each week. It is a D2D progressive challenge, each month starts with a freebie, then if you play that week, you get the next image and so on. Never fear though, if you miss the first week, or run out of time like me, you can buy the next image in the D2D digi shop and play along.

Off to watch Couples Retreat with my hubby, hope it's as funny as it looks.

I'm looking for a good Strawberry Rhubarb pie recipe with an amazing crust. If anyone has a good one to share I'd be grateful. Just thought I would put that out there!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Designed2Delight digital image, SU sentiment
Ink: Printer and palette noir
Paper: GP110, Barely Banana, Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, patterned unknown
Embellishments: Ice stickles, copics, nesties, ticket corner punch, doodlebug sugar coated brads

Bunny Needs Her Coffee!

This image from Rubber Romance is one of favorites! Her name is Bunny and she reminds me of me in the morning (minus the good hair and flat abs, LOL). I'm a real coffee girl and can't get started until I've had that first cup. The sentiment is also from Rubber Romance, they have such a cute selection of sentiments that pair up so well with their Diva line of stamps.

I'm getting settled in after my mini vacation. Had fun in Florida, now trying to catch up on laundry and cleaning, back to reality! Thanks for dropping by today. Hope your week is off to a wonderful start.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Bunny and sentiment from Rubber Romance
Ink: Memento Tux. Black
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, SU Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, and dsp from SU
Embellishments: copics, stickles, MS border punch, corner rounder, nesties, SU ribbon, MM rouge buttons

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Pretty Little Dahlia

Well, it's Thursday, and by the time you read this I should be in Florida. Holy moly, did I really just leave my inlaws with four kiddos for 48 hours?! Hope things are going smoothly for them.

I'm also planning to mail this card in to the Greeting Farm's !st TGF cares charity card drive for the Ronald McDonald house. This cause is near and dear to me. I was a pediatric nurse before I "retired" to raise my little ones. I know the benefit and importance of Ronald McDonald houses. Check out the card drive at the Greeting Farm, it runs until April 30th, so you've got time if you would like to participate.

Also entering this one in KLSNS24. Kelly has a recipe challenge this week. It is a 1-2-3 challenge. One image and/or sentiment (I used both), two patterned papers, and 3 embellies (ribbon, Bella dots, and primas). This was a fun one. I usually use one patterned paper at most. lots of times I just use cardstock. Fun challenge for me.

Thanks for dropping by today.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: TGF Dahlia, sentiment Hanna Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black
Paper: PTI ssw, Barely Banana, Green Galore, MME patterns
Embellishments: copics, nesties, Bella dots, primas, SU ribbon, dimensionals, copic spica pen

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

My PTI swap cards

Hello! It's a beautiful day here today. Almost warn enough for shorts! I'm posting pics of my three cards for a PTI swap, hosted by my SCS friend Monkeymama (Angela). These are postal today! I don't use my PTI stamps enough, so this was a push for me to get them inky. I'll have to make a point to use them more often.

This first one uses Quilters Sampler stamp set. And is based on this Tuesday Morning Sketches sketch #29.

The second one uses PTI Asian Fusion set. It's hard to see, but the flower centers have liquid pearls on them. I love this set, the cherry blossoms are on of my favorite flowers, and it coordinates so well with the cuttlebug cherry blossom embossing folder.

This third one is based on another Tuesday Morning Sketch #30 and uses A Day at the Beach stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are having a wonderful week.

I'm not posting all the specific details for each card, but if you want to know about something specific, just ask and I'll get back to you.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Match Book Gift Card Holder

Hi everyone, hope you had a wonderful Easter if you celebrate. We are enjoying the warm weather here, finally feels like spring. I thought I'd show you this cute little gift card holder, it is a match book style card. Where the front slides behind the bottom to keep it in place.

I used my newest Diva Denise from Rubber Romance for this card. She's just perfect for celebrations! The sentiment is from Rubber Romance too, you can find both in the Etsy store.

Here you can see the inside with a gift card in the slot. Makes a cute presentation for a gift card and is great cause it really holds the card in place. If you want the details for making this project, check out my tutorial on the Rubber Romance Blog. Stop there often, there is a new tutorial posted every Monday.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Denise and sentiment from Rubber Romance
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tempting Turquoise
Paper: PTI ssw, Tempting Turquoise, Yoyo Yellow, DCWV striped
Embellishments: copcis, stickles, nesties, SU ribbon and border punch

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Birthday Button Flowers

April is a busy birthday month. Trying to get organized and address envelopes at the beginning of the month. We'll see how long that lasts. This one used an inspiration sketch from Verve. They post one each Friday, with some photos for inspiration. I used a picture of an apron with poppies on it for the inspiration here.

So glad tomorrow is Friday, and my hubby is off. Woo Hoo, I'm planning to sleep in. I guess I should let him know. He actually is good about that, and I did get up at 4 am to feed Lilah this morning.

Hope to get back tomorrow to post. Thanks for dropping by today.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Verve Feel the Sun and Wish Big
Ink: Memento Tux. Black
Paper: PTI ssw, Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss, and patterned
Embellishments: SU border, circle and label punch, PTI twill and buttons, copics, dimentionals, SU mini brads