Monday, July 30, 2012

You're so Special to Me

Hello there.

One last card to share with you....

I used the color palette from Our Creative Corner ...

and along with these fun colors we have to include circles and or fabric.

Here is what I created...

The green polka dot pattern paper is digital from Adrienne Looman.  The banners were made using pattern papers from Carta Bella...this is such a beautiful 6x6 paper pad! I love it!!! The cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. The sentiment is from Hero Arts. Gems are from Michaels.

I hope the ribbon qualifies for fabric. The pink ribbon is from The Ribbon Reel. I added  a button and twine from PTI and a small bell from Michaels.  Some straight stitches finishes it off.

Thanks for stopping by again tonight....I know I have been a pain in the but lately!


Thanks for Everything

Hello again!

I have two more cards to share with you today.

This first card I made using the photo inspiration from

Embellish Magazine
Here is what I created...

The cardstock, floral stamps and button are from Papertrey Ink. The butterfly stamp is Hero Arts. The sentiment is W Plus 9. The ribbon is something I had for a while and can't recall where it is from.

I used inks from Color Box in boysenberry and rouge. Versa Magic spring pansy and black ink from Hero Arts. I embossed this panel with  the linen panel from Papertrey Ink. Gem is from Michaels. Twine is also PTI.

Next up....

I am playing along with  Just Us Girls

I think I went too literal with the interpretation. But love it anyway. The cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. The stamps are from W Plus 9. The pearls are from Michaels.

The butterly die is from Memory Box. I used Copic markers in shades R29, G24 and YG 17 to shade in the roses.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Crazy for CAS....

Hey there,

How are you today?

Lately, I have been favoring CAS style cards. I think creatively, my brain is telling me to stop adding so much to my cards!

Well anyway,
I'm playing along with CAS-ual Fridays...

I love these colors so much, I made two cards.

Supplies for this card:
Papertrey Ink: white and green cardstock, square die, twine.
Hero Arts: butterfly stamps, black ink
W Plus9: sentiment
accessories: embossing powder, pearls from Michaels

Supplies for this card:
Papertrey Ink: white cardstock, sentiment
My Favorite Things Stamps: butterly stamp
Hero Arts: black ink
accessories: multi colored gems from Michaels

Thanks for peeking!
See you soon!


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Bon Voyage

Hello all!

I'm just sitting here watching the Olympics and cheering for the USA!!! The men's gymnastics are on now and it's pretty intense...God bless these kids!!!

I'm sharing a card I made for he City Crafter Challenge Blog ...the theme this week is
bon voyage...
Here is my card...
The background pattern paper is digital from  Adrienne Looman from Two Peas in a Pod. The other pattern papers are from K & Company.  The stamps I used(compass, sentiment and tracks) are from Papertrey Ink. I added some jute and cheesecloth from Michaels. The inks I used are frayed burlap distress ink and Color Box chestnut roan chalk ink.

The tiny glass vial is from Tim Holtz. I filled it with sand from our trip to Long Beach Island last week. Which brings me to the pictures below...

                                               My pride and joy hanging out on the beach!

And here, out to dinner. The oldest is my niece. She is an awesome kid and such a tremendous help!
They are so close and she often refers to them as her siblings!

Thanks for stopping by!


My Dear

Hello my blog friends!!

How are you today? All is well I hope!

I have been in the house all day....the weather REALLY stinks! It's been raining all day.
However, the kids have been awesome ( reading their books for their school reports) and I have been a busy bee cardmaking! I loved it!!

The first card I am sharing with you is for
Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge...

Here is my card...

The pattern papers are from the new Echo Park line This & That.....OMG, I love it!!! The colors are so beautiful and vibrant! The cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. The stamps, flower, leaf, sentiment and frame, are all Waltzingmouse.  The gingham ribbon and lace trim are from Michaels.  The gem flourish is Zva Creative.

I colored the rose and leaf in with Copic markers G24, RV21, R29 and RV25. I used black ink from Memories.

This next card is for Dynamic Duos...  this week is the monochromatic challenge

I love these two colors together! Here is what I made...

All cardstock  and leaf stamps and die are from Papertrey Ink. The script background is from Heartfelt Creations. The sentiment is from Fiskars. I used chestnut roan chalk ink from Color Box and soft brown shadow ink from Hero Arts. The tag punch is from McGill. The twine and button are also PTI. The gems and pearls are Recollections.

Thanks for stopping by!
I'll be back in a few with another card and some pics.


Friday, July 27, 2012


Hello...thanks so much for stopping by again today!

I just wanted to quickly write up a post for this card...

I made it using the colors from Colour Q

I've gone back to the basics...simple stamping.
The decorative stamps and cardstock are from Papertrey Ink. To create the center medallion I stamped the one of the tag stamps repeatedly in a circle. The stamps are from the Mat Stack 2 Collection.  The sentiment is from Hero Arts. The inks are Color Box olive pastel, royal blue and bubblegum.  The gems are from Michaels.

Thanks for peeking!


Let's go for a ride

Hello again....

I have another card to share with you.

I made it using the colors from The Play Date Cafe

Here goes...

I have to be honest...I should not be playing. Have you seen the card from Kara ? Hold your hand under your WILL hit the floor!

Okay...the stamps I used are from Hero Arts. Cardstock and buttons are from Papertrey Ink. The inks are Color Box, royal blue and bubblegum, and Hero Arts butter bar. The twine is from the twinery. Gems are from Recollections. Corner punch is Fiskars.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Best Wishes

Hello all!
Wow...what a storm we had last night!!! Thunder, lightning, very strong winds and heavy rain!!! The kids were frightened because we were in the car coming home from soccer practice when it hit!
But this morning we woke up to a beautiful blue sky!
That's the inspiration for my card....blues.

I'm playing along with Hooked on Hexagons Challenge at Moxie Fab...
I stamped the hexagons using Papertrey Ink stamps and Color Box ink in shades royal blue, bubble blue and cape cod.  Black ink is Maemories. The sentiment and cardstock are also PTI.

The ribbon is from Michaels.  The trinket pins are Maya Road. The twine and button are also PTI. My marvelous Mom made the crochet flower!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Just a Note

My last post for tonight....
Still craving some pecan pie!!! I need to sweet talk my mom into making a few!

Tonight's card is for CR84FN ...

Here is what I created...

All stamps are from Hero Arts. All cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. The inks I used are Color Box tangerine and chestnut roan. The lace trim is from Joanns. The pearls are Recollections.

The fabric flowers are Webster's Pages. The pins are Dritz. The twine is PTI. The leaf die is Spellbinders. The tag punch is Mc Gills.

Thanks for stopping by!!


Sweet Birthday Wishes

Hey you!
Thanks for coming over again!
I wish I had a cup of coffee and slice of pie to offer you! :)
I prefer my mom's pecan pie...the best in  the world...topped with some fresh whipped cream!
I'm drooling!

Well, anyway...
I have a card to share with you. I'm playing along with CASology....
the theme this week is....

yep, fruit!!!

Here is what I created...
I stamped the background with a Hero Arts background stamp in Color Box shabby pink ink. The wonderful label and strawberry stamps and dies are from W Plus 9. The other inks I used are all Color Box, cocoa, olice pastel and chestnut roan. The buttons are Papertrey Ink. The hemp cord is from Hemptique. The gems are Recollections.

Thanks for peeking!


Thinking of You.....


It's time for the July 2010 PTI Blog Hop!!!!

Here is the beautiful photo inspiration...
and here is what I created...

All supplies are Papertrey Ink except gems ( Recollections), black ink ( Memories) and pink ink ( Color Box). Corner punch is Fiskars.

I kept it pretty simple today!
Sorry for the extremly short post...the kids want to get out of the house!!!


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

How are you?
I hope doing your best to stay cool!

The card I am sharing with you today was made using the inspiration photo from
The Shabby Tea Room

and the Sketch from
Mojo Monday

Here is what I created...

That gorgeous, lush flower was created using Deb Hickman's instructions! Please, check it out!!!I used the same Sizzix die, some pages from an old book, tulle, lace and burlap. The pearl brad is Recollections. The leaves were made using dies from Heartfelt Creations. The pins are Maya Road.

The background papers were created using a few Cuttlebug embossing folders. Then they were inked up and distressed with spun suger and frayed burlap distress inks. All cardstock and sentiments are from papertrey Ink. I also used vintage cream ink from PTI. The mini die tag is from Flourishes. The scalloped square die is Spellbinders. A few stitches and some pearls and we are complete!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!



Monday, July 23, 2012


Hello everyone!
It's around 4:30 in the afternoon here in New just started to rain with some thunder. I'm supposed to take my daughter to soccer practice ( rain or shine) unless we see lightning strikes!
So I'm keeping my finger crossed for some lightning.  I shouldn't feel that way beacuse my daughter just told me she wants to play for the United States Olympic Soccer lots of hard work and training are ahead of us! She is a very determined young lady!

The card I am shaing with you was made using the colors from

The Play Date Cafe

Here is what I came up with

The cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. I masked the rose stamp and leaf from Waltzingmouse Stamps. I watercolored them using a combination of chalk inks from Color Box, tangerine and rouge. The leaves were colored using Copic marker YG11. I inked the die cut tag with soft yellow shadow ink from Hero Arts.

The senitmnet is from W Plus 9 Stamps. I used black ink from Memories. The large die is Sizzix and I bought on sale at  Joanns.... great price!  The smaller scroll dies are Spellbinders.  The ribbon  and gems are from Michaels.

Well, thanks for stopping by!



Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Ribbon Reel Guest Designer

Wow! Wow! Wow!
It's great to be back!!!
I took a short vacation ( one week) with my family...10 of us in total! We rented a house in Long Beach Island, NJ. We had such a fabulous time and I can't wait to share pictures with you.

But today I have to share a card with you...
I am so lucky to be guest designer for The Ribbon Reel Challenge Blog for a second challenge!!!
Thank you Ribbon Reel!!!
Now onto the challenge...
The theme this week is 'button it'! We are to include buttons and ribbon/twine.

Here is my card...

All buttons and twine are from The Ribbon Reel.  These are the sweetest buttons I have ever seen!
The gems are Recollections. The senitment is PTI.
All cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. All pattern paper is from My Mind's Eye. I used a scalloped border punch from Fiskars. The square dies are from Papertrey Ink. The scalloped square die is from Spellbinders. The butterfly die is from Stampin' Up!
The decorative stamp is also PTI. I added lots of stitching. I used tea dye distress ink and Hero Arts cup o' joe ink.  Don't you just LOVE those buttons!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

I have really missed your blogs...I'm coming by now for a visit!!


Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Little CAS Sunshine

Hello there,
Today I am playing along with a new challenge blog called CASology!
For this first challenge we are asked to create a CAS style card with the cue word in mind...SUN.

Here is what I created...
All stamps, dies, embossing folder and cardstock are Papertrey Ink. The yellow ink is Canary from Color Box, the black is memories. I scattered some gems from Recollections.

Thats it...pretty simple!

Check out the blog! They have a pretty awesome design team( big hugs to Rosemary and Tracey)!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Your Friendship.....

Hello bloggers!
How are you holding up?
This Saturday we leave for LBI. Hope we have great beach weather!

I wanted to play along with Colour Q before we left....
Beautiful summer colors!
Here is my card...

All cardstock and sentiment are from Papertrey Ink. The alphabet pattern paper is Simple Stories( love their papers!). The striped pattern paper is My Mind's Eye. All dies are Spellbinders.

The gem flourishes are Zva Creative.

Thanks for stopping by today!
I'm off to pay you a visit.....