Saturday, April 30, 2011

For my Mom

Hey All!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!  They always go by too fast! 

I want to share with you this weeks challenge at City Crafter Challenge Blog.

The theme is "Mother May I".

Include the word mom, mother,etc....

I'm giving this to my awesome Mom for Mother's Day.

Thanks for peking tonight!

papers and flowers: Recollections
stamps and ink: Hero Arts
ultra thick embossing powder
Spellbinders dies
pearls and twill from Michaels
tag: Maya Road
rustic twine from PTI

Monday, April 25, 2011

just because...

Hey...back again!

This time for The Shabby Tea Room .
I immediately fell in love with the inspiration photo
So I tried to replicate it

Thanks for peeking!

white paper is Recollections, blue is Bazzill
butterflies and sentiment are Hero Arts stamps
several colors of Colorbox ink, black ink from HA
Spellbinders tag die
Cuttlebug embossing folder
fiskars border punch
pearls are from Michaels


Hello Ladies!
Today I'm playing along with City Crafter Challenge Blog .
It took me so long to enter because I am intimidated by gate cards.
And after viewing the ones made by the Design Team (check them out...they are AMAZING!!! )  can't believe I had the nerve to show you what I made!
Well, here goes.... PLEASE don't laugh...

                                                       Here is the beautiful inspiration photo

Thanks for peeking!

pattern papers from October Afternoon
cardstock from Recollections
stamps from Recollections, Hero Arts, Crafty Secrets, Unity
inks are from ColorBox, Ranger distress
Spellbinders Dies, twine from Papertrey Ink
Maya Road tag, Tim Holtz pearl drop charms

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Party Banner

Happy Easter!!

Come visit Birthday Sundaes this week.  We are at week #6 already and the theme is Special Birthday Challenge: create a party favor, invitation, gift wrap, banner or cupcake toppers, etc! No birthday cards!

I chose a banner!

There are some really amazing projects from the Birthday Sundaes Design Team....come check us out!  Can't wait to see what you make for us!

Thanks for peeking today!

materials: cs from Recollections; pattern papers from Papertrey Ink
flowers are Recollections; buttons are PTI
doily, ribbon and felt butterfly from Craft store;
Spellbinders dies, Sizzix die branch, chipboard alphabet from K&Co.
Hero Arts butterfly stamp; Ranger distress ink 

Saturday, April 23, 2011


Hi everyone!
What lousy weather we are having here in New York...rain, rain and more rain!

Hope the weather is nice by you!

And, hope everyone is enjoying their Easter weekend and upcoming week with the kids home!

Tonight I want to share what I made for The Play Date Cafe.  Love the fun colors this week!

It's always a good day when you can find pattern papers in your stash that match the challenge colors!
Luckily I had some...
The pattern papers are from Prima. The red, pink and ivory cs are  from Recollections.  The blue cs is from Papertrey Ink. The ribbon and gems are from Michaels.

The frame is from Tattered Angels. I trimmed off one side. I like the look of an open frame. The leaf stamp is also Papertrey Ink. The butterfly and sentimnt are Hero Arts. I used Hero Arts black ink. For the branches and flowers I used an ek succes puncher.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Easter!


Monday, April 18, 2011

Birthday Wishes

Last post tonight, I promise!

I couldn't let the opportunity pass without wishing City Crafter Challenge Blog a great BIG
Happy Birthday!
This week we had to case Guest Designer Sylvis Nelson's gorgeous card!
So here is what I made

The embossing folders are Cuttlebug. Stamps are Papertrey ink. Flowers are Prima. Pearls are Jolee's. Butterfly and cs from Michaels. Pin is Maya Road. Frame is Tatered Angels. Corner punch.

Thanks for looking!


Back again....for The Shabby Tea Room!

Check out the inspiration pic...
Stripes and pastels is our focus...I'm trying to avoid another Easter card.

So, here is my take

I probably should have waited to take the picture in the morning. I took this one in the bathroom, and it still came out too dark!
The bottom paper is my stripes...from DCWV, distressed with antique linen ink.
The top paper I made with Hero Arts stamps and distressed with Milled lavender. The inks I used are VersaMagic spring pansy and pixie dust.

The bird stamp is Inkadinkado in Moss Green from Colorbox. Spellbinders dies distressed with shabby shutters. Pearsl and doily from craft store. White flourish is Melissa Frances. I cannot recall where the flying bird stamps are from.  Ribbon and pins are from  Emma's Paperie. Small paper flowers are from Recollections. Border die is from Papertrey Ink. Branch punch is ek success. Tag is Maya Road, altered. Sentiment is from HA stamped in black soot distress ink. Pink leaves are Prima.

Thanks for stopping by!


Welcome Neighbor

Good evening everyone!
Hope you all had a great Monday!

I want to share a card made for The Play Date Cafe.
Cool colors...they can be interpreted many ways.
Here is what I came up with....
The banner stamp is Hero Arts.
All other stamps, green cs, twime and banner die ( on the house ) is Papertrey Ink.
Paper flowers, kraft and white cs is Recollections.
Tea dye and walnut stain distress inks. Colorbox Moss ink.

Thanks for peeking...I'll be back later with another card!


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Happy Birthday

Well, it's week #5 at Birthday Sundaes.....and that means another birthday challenge!

This week it's anything goes!

Here is what I made
The pattern papers, HB stamp, felt , flower dies and twine are from Papertrey Ink.
Flourish stamp is from Recollections. Ribbon, button and gems are from Michaels.
Ink is StazOn.

Thanks for peeking!


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Birthday Wishes

Hi ! Hope everyone is having a great day. The weather is great today... 60's and sunny! :)

I just wanted to share this card made for The Shabby Tea Room.

Here is the beautiful inspiration photo.....
we were to use a doily and/or lace.
I got some happy mail yesterday....gorgeous  Tilda papers! Oh so beautiful!!! Could not wait to use them!
The buttons, except for the beige, felt, flower dies and twine are from Papertrey Ink. Chipboard banner is from Maya Road. Flourish chipborad is from Bazzill. Both were painted and glittered. Sentiment and scroll stamps are from Ikadinkadoo.Small rose is from Recollections. Doily is from craft store. Distress ink in Tea Dye.

Thanks for stopping by!



Sunday, April 10, 2011


Good evening All!!
Just a quick post tonight...for The Shabby Tea Room. beautiful are these colors...and eggs!

Here is what I used...
pattern paper from PTI
stamp from Stampin Up
copic markers, black ink, peeled paint distress ink
Recollection flowers
leaves from Prima
stickers from making memories

Thanks for peeking!


It's Moxie Fab time!
Tuesday Trigger...A Burst of Blooms.

I took my inspiration from the colors and the shape of the flowers.

I used a whole slew of stamps and inks for this....
Hero Arts: background stamp and flowers, soft blossom shadow ink
Papertrey Ink: sentiment, button and twine
Ranger distress inks: spun sugar,peeled paint, fired brick, frayed burlap
Colorbox inks: canyon and cyan
pearls from Michaels

Thanks for peeking!!

Celebrate Corsage

What a day! So much running around today...I hate spending the weekend in the car!

But while I was in the craft store ,I noticed that some companies are now making rosette corsages.
So.....I decided to give it a try....  

This was made using the Birthday Sundaes photo inspiration. This is challenge #4...I'm having so much fun here!

You should run over and check out what the rest of the Design Team made....YUMMY!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

papers: Recollections, MMEye, PTI
Stamp and buttons: PTI
spellbinders dies
flowers from Recollections
assortment of ribbons, gems and glitter from Michaels

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Get Well

Hi everyone!
I can't believe it's almost Friday!! :)

The card I'm sharing with you today is for two challenges.
First up is City Crafter Challenge Blog . The theme is get well / thinking of you and to use soething digital.

The next challenge is for The Play Date Cafe. Here is their photo inspiration

The background gingham paper is a digtal paper from two peas in a bucket.
All other supplies from Papertrey Ink, except:
border punch and corner punch is ek success, faux stitch stamp is Crafty Secrets, Sizzix branch die, white embossing powder, Colorbox ink in fresh green and royal blue.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Just for You

I hope everyone is enjoying their Monday!  I was until my daughter came home from school with pink eye!:(
However, she is really awesome while putting in the eye drops. Now lets keep our fingers crossed so the rest of us don't get it!
Anyway.... today I'm playng along with CR84FN. The colors this week are my favorite color scheme.
This photo mimics my favorite catalog and on line store Ballard Designs. So here is what I made
I really love the music and dits pattern paper from Paperetrey Ink.  The green paper is from MMEye.
The kraft envelope is from Maya Road. The flowers are from  Recollections. Branches are Sizzix die. Ribbon from Memrie Mare. EK success border punch. Sentiment from PTI. Tag and flourish stamps from Waltzing mouse. Twine from The Twinery. Brad is Amercan Crafts. Doily and bling from craft store.

Thanks for peeking today!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Cupcake Birthday

Good morning everyone!

What a gorgeous morning here in New York!  Not a cloud in the sky...and the sky is so blue!

I'm very happy to begin the day with a card for Birthday Sundaes .  The theme is "anything goes".

Our sponsor this week is They are an online digi stamp store. They have such fabulous and adorable stamps to color!
I chose Cupcake and Roses Mini Set.  How cute is it?!
Background paper is from BoBunny Sophie. All buttons, sentiment stamp and twine are from Papertrey Ink.
Ribbon from Michaels, glitter is Martha Stewart. Copic markers.
This time two people will be randomly chosen to win $10 in digi stamps!!  Go check out the birthday blog!

Thanks for peeking!