Thursday, May 31, 2012

Miss You

Hey there!
Today I am sharing with you a card I made using the colors from Colour Q

I used a few stamp sets to create this card
The butterflies are from Papertrey Ink. The swirly frame and sentiment are from Fiskars. The dots are Glitz Designs. I used inks from Color Box in sky blue and boysenberry and Hero Arts Shadow ink in stone wash.

The buttons and white cs is also PTI.  The kraft cs and bling are Recollections. The ribbon is from Michaels. The border punch is EK Success.

Thanks for peeking!


Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Hello there!

How are you today?

All is good here!

Today I am playing along with The Ribbon Reel challenge blog. We are asked to use a die cut, ribbon, flowers and the colors from this inspiation photo

Here is my  card...

I used Spellbinders Grand nestabilities for the card shape.  Base paper is Dear Lizzy. The scrolled pattern paper is KaiserKraft. The green papers are also DL. The mint paper is Pinkpaisley. The blue paper is Websters Pages.
The dies here are all Spellbinders. The sentiment is Hero Arts. I used black ink from Memories. The pearls are from Michaels. I distressed all edges with tea dye distress ink. I used a white gel pen to create faux stitching. I added tiny dots with liquid pearls.

The banner dies, twine, buttons and white felt are Papertrey Ink. I used a rolled roses die from Die-Namics to make the flowers.  I added a tiny blue bow from crinkle ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Good evening!
I have a short post to share with you for a card I made for The Shabby Tea Room...

I want to get the kids in bed and asleep before the thunderstorm comes...they hate the sound!

Here is my card using the colors from the photo...we also had to incorporate fabric and flower/s.

The roses in the vase image is from The Graphics Fairy.   I made a 'quilt' for the background using scraps of papers from My Mind's Eye. I framed the vase image with crochet trim from Recollections.

The buttons are Papertrey Ink. I scattered some gems from Michaels. The ribbon is also Michaels.

The resin keyhole is Melissa Frances. I tried adding some sentiments, but I just did not care for the way it looked. So this card is 'untitled' for now.

Thanks for peeking!


Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Birthday...

Hello there!

I haven't written to you in a few I have some catching up to do.

I made a card using the color combo for Dynamic Duos...

I have to tell you, I just LOVE shades of blue! Here is my card...

All stamps and cardstock are Papertrey Ink. I used Color Box ink in bubble blue to stamp the floral patter. I added some color to the leaves with Copic Marker frost blue B00. Black ink is Memories.
The ribbon is Michaels. The pearls flourish is Zva Creative.
The scalloped square is Spellbinders. I inked up the background with tumbled glass distress ink. The flowers are Recollections. The leaf punch is Mcgill. The kraft is Recollections.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Friday, May 25, 2012


Hello again!

I'm here tonight to share a card I made for Freshly Made Sketches....
I havn't played along for some time....I hope they haven't forgotten me!

Here is what I created using the sketch...

The pattern paper I used is from Die Cuts With a View. The medallion stamp is Stampin' Up. The sentiment stamps are all Hero Arts. I used black ink from Memories. The gems are Michaels.

That's it...short and sweet!

Thanks for stopping by!


My Lucky Stars....

Hello All!!!

Hope you will enjoy this Memorial Day weekend with family, friends and some yummy bar-b-que cooking!!!

I have a card to share with you using the colors from  The Play Date Cafe...

but when I saw Melissa Phillip's post today, I knew I had to try it!!! Definitely check it out...ou'll GASP like I did! Actually, I think I screeched!!

Here is what I made...

All cardstock is Papertery Ink. The sentiemnt and ink are Hero Arts. I used a combination of dies from PTI, Spellbinder's and Memory Box. Button and twine are PTI. Pattern papers are from Bo Bunny and Cosmo Cricket. I cut the strips of pattern paper and glued together to make the loops.

The red gems are from Michaels. Embossing plate is also PTI.  I used a white gel pen to create faux stitching.
Thanks for stopping by today!


PTI May 2012 Blog Hop

It's time for Papertrey Ink's  blog hop...

Here is the bold and beautiful inspiration photo...

Here is my card,

                                   All supplies are PTI except clear gems and black marker. I used black ink from Memories and moss green from Color Box.
Sorry for the short post...but I want to browse the gallery. I'm sure there are sooooo many fabulous creations!

Thanks for peeking!


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

...In Our Thoughts...

Back again...

This time for Flourishes...

I used Flourishes stamps 'Thinking of You' and 'Butterflies and Blossoms'. I inked them up with Hero Arts Shadow Ink in stone wash and black ink.

White cs is Papertrey Ink. Glitter cs is DCWV. I embellished the flower centers with Barbara Trombley's microfine glitter in icicle. Pearls are Recollections.

Thanks for stopping by today!


a house...a home

Well Hello!!!!

I have a sweet little card to share with you today....

I used the color palette from Colour Q

All stamps, cardstock and button are Papertrey Ink. Terra Cotta ink and Classic Kraft ink are from  PTI. Black ink from Memories. Embossing plate also PTI. Twine is from The Twinery. Velvet trim is old and I can't remember the manufacturer...sorry! Gems and pearls are Recollections.

Thanks for peeking!


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hello feels good to sit down.
I have been on a cleaning frenzy! Dusting, vacuuming, mopping and the dreaded laundry!
Alas, it all needed to get done!

I made a card yesterday for The Shabby Tea Room, where we have to include a dimensional flower...

And it just so happens that ...
City Crafter Challenge Blog calls for a rose...

I followed the sketch from Mojo Monday

Luckily I included a rose (or two)...
here is my card
The background papers are Die Cuts With a View. The ribbon and pearls are from Michaels. Lately I am having a love/hate relationship with my sewing machine. Probably because I use it to stitch on paper and not it's intended sew garments!

The cabbage rose, leaves and pin are Prima. The twine and button are Papertrey Ink. The beautiful crochet flower doily was made by my mother! The sentiment and black ink are  Hero Arts. The tiny tag die is Flourishes.

The frame is Tattered Angels. The rose image is from Janet. The border is from Die Namics. I used the negative to the crown border. All edges were inked up with PTI vintage cream ink.

Thanks for stopping by tonight!!


Monday, May 21, 2012

With Love

Well, it's Monday....yuk!!!
It's been raining all morning in New York and it looks like it will continue to rain for the rest of the week.  :(

I would like to share a card with you  I made using the sketch from


Here is what I came up with ...

All pattern papers are from Die Cutw With a View. The cardstock is Papertrey Ink. The frame ands sentiment stamps are Waltzingmouse. Black ink is memories. Twine is from the twinery. The resin flower is from Etsy. Pearls and velvet trim is from Michaels. I added some stitches to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by...hope it's dry where you are!


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Wishing You Comfort

Hello Fiends!
Hope you enjoyed lots of 'R&R' this weekend and are ready to deal with the dreaded Monday!!

I would like to share a card I made using the color combo from two challenges....

The Play Date Cafe

Dynamic Duos

For Dynamic Duos we have the option of adding dry embossing. I opted not to use it.

Here is my card...

All cardstock is Papertrey Ink. The honeycomb background stamp is Our Daily Bread. The flowers and sentiment are Gina K Designs stamps. I used black ink from Memories and wild honet distress ink from Ranger. Clear gem from Michaels.

Thanks for stopping today!


Saturday, May 19, 2012


Hi there!

I have a quick post tonight for two challenges....

CASE Study ...


Moxie Fab....Spatter Technique

Here is what I created...

I used corrugated cardstock from Recollections and butterfly dies from Papertrey Ink.  I then sprayed them with Tattered Angels glimmer mist spray in pomergranate. The round flourish die is Memory Box.

The white and yellow cs and background die are also PTI. Green cs is Bazzill. The square scalloped die is Spellbinders. I inked it up with Hero Arts soft yellow shadow ink and stamped a sentiment from PTI with black ink from Memories. Gems and cheesecloth from Michaels.

Thanks for peeking!


Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Enjoyment of God's Love

Hello everyone!

Hope you have some sunshine today, tomorrow and the weekend.

The I am sharing with you today is for The Ribbon Reel ...

How lovely! For this challenge, we have to use spring colors... dry embossing and of course, ribbon!

That beautiful sentiment is from My Favorite Things Stamps. I used black ink from Memories. All the different flowers are a combination of KaiserKraft and Recollections. The pins are from Joanns.

The embossing folder is Cuttlebug. White cs is Papertrey Ink, kraft is Recollections, Lilac and green cs are Bazzill.  The ribbon, doily and pearls are from Michaels. The oval frame dies and oval dies are Spellbinders. The leaf dies are Spellbinders. The vine die is Sizzix.

I hope I didn't leave anything out...

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

My Girl

Hey there!

The card I am sharing with you tonight is not usually my style.  I went out of my comfort zone to create a fun and trendy card. I struggle with these because I usually like symmetry to my designs. Well, onto my card...

All supplies ( except buttons and wood stick) are from Dear Lizzy. This is such a beautiful and soft line of papers, stickers, pinwheels and other embellishments! I have to send a
HUGE  THANK YOU  to Cath from Moxie Fab because I won this set of Dear Lizzie papers and etc...from a random draw... such a generous gift. And I love it all!!!!

So I am entering this card into Tuesday Trigger...
Well, thanks for peeking!
I think I should stick with CAS or shabby chic!



Good morning to you!

The card I am sharing with you is for a few challenges....

I am using the sketch from Mojo Monday
and I am also adding it to a few Moxie Fab   challenges....

The Gingham Challenge
The Damask and Brocade Challenge
The Doilies and Lace Challenge  .....

wow!!!!  Well, here it is....

I used some fabulous digital papers from Two Peas in  a Bucket.  The 'love...' sentiment is from My Favorite Things Stamps. 'Congrats' stamp is Hero Arts. I used black ink from Memories.

The yellow and white cs is Papertrey Ink.  The leaves are also digi papers from TP in a B. The leaf punch is Mc Gill. The beautiful crochet doily is handmade by my mom!!! The flower is Recollections. I used Spellbinders dies. The damask stamp is PTI. I used Hero Arts shadow ink in soft yellow.

The button and twine is also PTI. The black and white gingham ribbon is from Joanns. Pearls are from Michaels.

Thanks for stopping by today!