Monday, May 30, 2011

Best Wishes

Back again tonight with a card made for The Play Date Cafe.

It's color splash time!!

Here is my card...

The black and white pattern paper is from Me & My Big Ides. The green cs is from Papertrey Ink. The stamps and black ink is Hero Arts. The green ink is Crushed Olive distress. I used a Spellbinders die to trim out the edge. Fiskars border punch.  Gems and ribbon from Michaels.
Thanks for looking tonight!


Hello all,
Hope you had a great weekend!

I have two post tonight I want to get done before midnight!  If I keep it short and sweet, I think I can do it.

This card was made for City Crafter Challenge Blog.  Their theme is 'Ive Been Framed'.
Here is my card...
The papers I used are Melissa Frances. I stamped the background paper with Hero Arts fabulous flourish. Frayed burlap distress ink.  The photo corners are Tattered Angels. I out-lined the rest of the picture with pearls.  The flowers and pearls are Recollections. The leaf is Prima.  Alphabet stickers from Making Memories.  I need to post this now before time runs out!!!

Thanks for peeking!


Make a Wish

Hello All!
This is my last week as Guest Designer in The Shabby Tea Room.....  :(:(:(

The theme this week is '2-4-6'...
use 2 pattern papers, 4 buttons and 6 layers.

Here is what I made:

The 2 pattern papers I used are digital papers from Two Peas in a Bucket, Vinnie Pearce, poise papers. The gray and ivory papers are Bazzill. I inked all the edges with Tea dye distress ink.
The tule is from Michaels. The gems and flowers are Recollections. The tag is Maya Road. 'Wish' stamp and decorative edge die is from Papertrey Ink. White ink is Memories and black ink is Hero Arts.

The doily die is a Die-Namics die. The butterfly die is Spellbinders. I made the star...the star punch is Fiskars and the glitter glass is Melissa Frances.  The buttons are craft buttons.  Off to the right, above the tule bow is a pleated fan made from a Spellbinders die.
I love how it came out!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!


Friday, May 27, 2011


                            Here's the next challenge at CAS-ual Fridays....graduation.

It just so happens I needed a graduation card!

All stamps and papers are fromPapertrey Ink. The blue ink is from ColorBox.

I used gold embossing powder. The star is from memrie Mare. The jute ribbon and blue gem are from Michaels.
Just a quick post tonight....thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

For baby

Hello everyone!

Today I'm playing along with the Papertrey Ink May Blog Hop.  The theme is 'May Flowers'.

I made two cards for a new baby.

I love a baby card on kraft! It is so soft!
The kraft paper is from Bazzill. I embossed the kraft with a Spellbinders labels die. All stamps are Papertrey Ink ( turning a new leaf; mat stack 2 ).  White ink is fresh snow from PTI. Black ink is from Hero Arts.  Green inks are from Color box and Versa Magic. The small flowers are a Mc Gill punch and papers are Recollections.  The large flower was made with Sizzix tattered flowers die and a Mc Gill punch. The papers are from PTI. The pearl brad and other gems are from Michaels.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, May 23, 2011

With Sympathy

Hello All, hope you are havng a great evening!

I just put the kids to bed and wanted to share with you my card for The Play Date Cafe.

I just love these colors!
I was trying for an Easter theme....but it went totally wrong!
So I went with this card instead...
The cardstock and sentiment are from Papertrey Ink.  The grass and butterfly stamp are from Hero Arts.  I embossed the grass with TH distress embossing powder in old paper.  The butterfly was embossed with brown ink and clear embossing powder. The bow and gems are from Michaels. The edges were distressed with tea dye distress ink. A simple card to make.

Thanks for peeking!

Special Delivery

This is my fourth week as Guest Designer in The Shabby Tea Room!
Only one more week to go.....sigh....I don't want it to end!! :(

The theme this week is 'Sweet Baby'....

Here is what I made...
I found the image at Free Pretty Things blog.  Iiused Spellbinders labels die to cut the image.  Polka dot papers and twine are from Papertrey Ink. clear stamps are from Heidi Grace.  I made the rolled flowers with Dimanics Dies and flet. Ribbon from Michaels.  Black ink from Hero arts. The moon is fromMaya Road.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, May 22, 2011


Hi All!

Today's card is for two challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays
And ...
Here is what I came up with....

You're not going to believe this, but I have had the Hero Arts hydrangea stamp for about three months now....this is the first time I'm using it!    It's an awesome easy to color!
The script stamp is Papertrey Ink.  'Hello' stamp is Fiskars. Hero Arts black ink and  PTI fresh snow.
I used colored pencils from Lyra. Pearls and gems from Michaels. Kraft paper is Bazzill, purple is Recollections.

Thanks for peeking!


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Best Wishes

I've been making alot of wedding cards lately.  I made one more to add to my collection.

quick tip....I'm sure most of you have done this. My dress form die from Papertrey Ink isn't cutting through PTI felt very well. So I placed a piece of aluminum foil ( folded two times ) between the felt and cutting board.  So for my Big Shot Sizzix it goes  platform, silicone rubber, cutting mat, aluminum foil, felt, die then
impression pad.  Cuts like a razor!

Today's card is for City Crafter Challenge Blog. The theme is 'Stripes and Polka Dots'
Here is my card:

The pattern papers I used are from My Mind's Eye. Solid cardstock is from Bazzill. The sentiment and scroll stamp is from Papertrey Ink. I used black soot distress ink. Ribbon is from Memrie Maer. Leaf and flower punch is from Mc Gill. Border punch is Fiskars. Pearls and gem flourish are from Michaels. Dress form die and felt from PTI.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 16, 2011

On Your Special Day

Hi everyone!

I want to share with you the card I made for The Play Date Cafe.
Here is what I made

The stamps are from Recollections. The scroll stamp I stamped twice to give a mirror image if itself. I used moss green ColorBox ink and Hero Arts black ink. Spellbinders tag die. White and gray cardstock from Recollections. Purple cardstock from Core'dinations. McGill flower punch. Pearls from Michaels.

Thanks for stopping by!


Welcome back to The Shabby Tea Room!
I have the pleasure of Guest Designer for the month of May...oh how I don't want this month to end!!

You will really love this weeks challenge...'Monochromatic' color and a neutral.
How ironic that the photo inspiration mimics a 'surprise' I found in a bush outside my diningroom
baby Cardinals...can't wait for them to hatch! here is my card...
All stamps are Hero Arts. Ivory cardstock is Recollections. White embossing powder from Stampendous. Various distress and shadow inks in neutrals. Resin flower from Melissa Frances. Pin is Maya Road. Feathers, gold twigs, gems, pearls and doily from Micheals.  Border punch is Fiskars. Ribbon is recycled.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Grow with Love

Challenge #2 at CAS-ual Fridays....Buttons and twine, who doesn't love buttons and twine?!

I used olive cardstock from Bazzill. All stamps are Papertrey Ink. Moss Green ink from ColorBox, black ink from Hero Arts. The flowers were made with twine from The Twinery and buttons from PTI. Corner punch is fiskars, gems from Michaels.

Thanks for peeking!

Birthday Sundaes

Good morning!

Such a yucky day here in New York....rainy and dreary....a great day for card making!!!

Today's card is for Birthday Sundaes...the challenge is to creat a card using  at least 3 circles.
The Sponsor this week is My Pink Stamper!!
This is the awesome prize for one lucky winner
Here is what I made....

The background stamp is Hero Arts. I used ColorBox canary ink. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. I used ColorBox black ink. The flower was made with Spellbnders die and a mix of  orange cardstock and pattern paper from BoBunny. The butterfly die is from StampinUp!. Spellbinders labels die. Pearl brad and mini clothes pin from Michaels.

Thanks for peeking!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Bon Voyage

Good afternoon!
Today I'm playing with City Crafter Challenge Blog. The theme is 'By The Sea'.
Here is what i made...

Here is what I used:
Hero Arts simple frame; HA envelope pattern; sail boat by Inkadinkado; sentimnt by Papertrey Ink.
blue cs is Bazzill; ivory cs is Recollections
button and rustic twine are PTI
various inks
pearls, shells and jute material from craft store

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

CAS friday

I'm so excited to play along with a new blog!!!
CAS-ual Fridays is the blog....the first challenge is "texting skills".... display text on your CAS design.
And here we go...

For the text I used is Hero Arts friendship definiton.  I added Hero Arts fabulous flourish. The edges were inked with  antique linen distress.  The deep blue cardstock is Ppaertrey Ink. I used ColorBox black ink for the text and VersaMagic aegean blue for the flourish. Ivory cs is Recollections. The sentiment ois a rub=on from Crate Paper.

The flower was made using Sizzix tattered florals and vellum paper. I used the same text on the flowers with antique linen, but it is so subtle you can hardly tell. The pearls brad is making memories.  The twine is from   the twinery.  The border punch is ek success. Pearls accents are from Michaels.
Thanks for peeking!


Monday, May 9, 2011

Have a Fab Day

Hey all!
Time to play with The Play Date Cafe !

Here are the refreshing colors:
here is what  made:

Here is what I used...
The plaid stamp is Hero Arts. I used terra cotta ink from Papertrey Ink and orange ink from ColorBox.
The butterflies are the best rub-ons ever used! They simply leaped onto the paper easy! They are from ATD.  The twine is from the twinery. The flower is Recollections. Sentiment is from PTI. Cardstock is Recollections. Border punch is Fiskars. Black ink is Hero Arts.

Thanks for peeking!

You're Sew Special

Hey there!
Back again with the fabulous Shabby Tea Room !
I've been honored to play along this month as a Guest Designer!  I love t!

So for this week we are to create a project or card with ruffles....
so here is my card...

The pattern paper is K&Co. Other papers are Recollections. Flowers are Recollections. Leaves are Prima. Spellbinders labels dies, and dress form die from Papertrey Ink. Stamp is from Crafty Secrets. Buttons, ribbons and pearls are from Michaels. Ink is frayed burlap distress.
Can't wait to play again!
Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Recipe Challenge at Birthday Sundaes!

Hi everyone!
First I would like to wish everyone a very happy Mother's Day!
Hope you all enjoy the many blessings we have to be grateful for!

Now on to Birthday Sundaes's a recipe challenge!

We are to use 2 different pattern papers and 3 different embellishments!  So much fun!!
Here is what I made!
The papers are from October Afternoon. The children stamp is from Hero Arts and the birthday stamp is fromPapertrey Ink. The buttons are from various places. The frame is Tattered Angels distressed with black ink. Terra Cotta ink from PTI. Ribbon from Michaels.

Thanks for peeking!