Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Flower Medley

A clean and no fuss card for you today.....monochromatic too:

Flower Medley

I'm going to keep this extremely short - have a great day and enjoy the card!

Hero Arts:
PS608 - Latte Layering Papers.
AF184 - Chalk Latte.
K5361 - Flower Medley.
S4878 - Old Letter Writing.
PS607 - Mocha Layering Papers.
CL342 - Everyday Sayings.
CH215 - Neutral Mixed Accents.

White Cardstock.
Cream ribbon.
Adhesive Foam.
Making Memories stick pins.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Easter Flower Basket

Back with another post today....Here is a very simple and easy to make Spring time/Easter basket....it takes a little time to assemble the flowers but other than that, you can pull together all of these elements in about 1 hour to 1.5 hrs.:

Easter tag floral centerpiece

I used silk florals so that you can make them ahead of time and place it at your party table or anywhere in your home, or even give to a neighbor or friend, it's so fun....and it doesn't need to be complicated, although I did not put any candies inside the pot itself, you could certainly do so.

I used 4 stamps from Lizzie Anne's March Monthly mix to create the scenery on the tag.....layer the white cardstock onto colored paper, punch two small holes, and insert and tie your ribbon.

Easter tag floral centerpiece2

Decorate the outside of the plain cardboard pot with your choice of patterned paper or make your own pp!


Stamps: Lucky You - Lizzie Anne Designs.
Cardboard planting pot.
Lavender ribbon.
Silk faux flowers - assorted colors.
Floral wire.
Making Memories patterned paper.
Hole punch.
Scallop Shears.
White and Fuschia cardstock.


How important is time to you?? For me, it's pretty important!! I look and stare at the clock all day long...everything I do is so timed and spaced out...from morning 'til night...what would we do without our clocks?

Live in the moment clock closeup

I couldn't wait to play with my Cuckoo stamp set today! I think I eyed it right from its debut, but didn't think about getting it for awhile.....I love the many variations of 'time' in this set!

Used another favorite cling of mine.....the Flourish Background stamp.

Here is the full card that I made:

Live in the moment clock


Hero Arts:
CG119 - Flourish Background.
AF184 - Chalk Latte.
PS608 - Latte layering papers.
CL388 - Cuckoo.
PS552 - Punch folded notecards.
AF180 - Chalk Punch.
CH215 - Neutral Mixed Accents.

White cardstock.
Round corner punch.
Kaiser Petal Flowers.
Petaloo Flowers.
Adhesive foam.
Stazon Jet Black Ink.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Big, Big Flower!

On Saturday, I spent some time with my mom, and when I'm normally out and about with family, I usually don't craft or am anywhere near a computer....it's kind of like my resting day.......but yesterday, I was in a crafty mood, so I did bring some of my supplies with me and while I waited for her, I got a few cards made, here is the first one:

Big flower1

I used the large flowers and leaves from this set called Big Flowers Pattern - just LOVE these flowers...so pretty! I had a super fun time coloring them in! I think I'll be playing around with many more color combos for this flower and the background design too.

Big flower2

The Cling Dots is already a favorite background stamp for me! I kept the design on both of these cards quite simple, just making the focus more so on the flower itself.

Big flower3

Enjoy!! And hope your day is beautiful!!


Hero Arts:
CH211 - Blush Mixed Accents.
PS600 - Daffodil Layering Papers.
PS555 - Poppy Folded Notecards.
PS559 - Celadon folded notecards.
PS597 - Carnation Layering Papers.
CL375 - Big flowers pattern.
CG139 - Cling Dots.
AF181 - Poppy chalk ink.
CL342 - Everyday Sayings.
CH216 - Sunshine Mixed Accents.

Other inks:
Colorbox, Doodlebug, and Stazon Jet Black.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Exotic decor flowers

Hey all! I've been working on some stuff that I can't show you until April, but in the meantime, I sneaked in another Hero card with some new stamps:

Exotic flowers

My core color scheme was orange and blue, with just a hint of green on the leaves, but other than that, I tried to keep it only blue and orange.....the flowers come from the set called Exotic Decor! Now how about that for a name? So pretty, I wouldn't mind actually having exotic decor in my home...lol.....but I don't think anything really matches in my house...hehe!

I also used some more HA layering papers that I just LOVE! You will get tired of me always saying 'layering papers', but I can't help it, the colors are beautifully smooth and quite addicting to use! The chalk inks are also from Hero Arts.

Hope you have some fun weekend plans going on!

Hero Arts -
PS605 - Cerulean layering papers.
PS599 - Poppy layering papers.
PS610 - Snow layering papers.
CG139 - Cling Dots.
CL400 - Exotic Decor.
CH216 - Sunshine Mixed Accents.
AF181 - Poppy Chalk Ink.
AF183 - Cerulean Chalk Ink.
CL381 - Sweet Wonderful You.

Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 8.
Oval scallop paper by Paper Source.
Making Memories buttons.
Brown Twine.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Flower Trio...

Hi all! The day has calmed down a bit here, and I was so happy to get in another fun card, I love this stamp called Flower Trio:

Flower Trio Birthday

For this card, I wanted something that was super bold, and happy for a Birthday card....birthdays should always be bright and happy. I also used the Flourish Background stamp on the red cardstock.

All products seen here are Hero Arts.....I've been asked my some readers to list some of my stamps....I specify the details in my flickr photostream, but I will be happy to clearly list the stamp numbers here on my blog as well! :)

Thanks so much for looking, have a great day!

Hero Arts: Hero Hues layering papers, pearls, chalk ink, and stamps. PS556, PS596, PS610, CH211, AF180, CL371, K5373, CG119.
Martha Stewart Border punch.
Round corner punch.
Yellow gingham ribbon.
Stazon Jet Black Ink.

Pink Sugar...

Ack! (I use this word a lot when I'm excited) :) I played with this Hydrangea stamp yesterday, and JUST HAD to play with it again today....I made several color combos...won't bore you with all of them, so I will just show you the pink one I made:

Hydrangea Pink

It is slightly different from my previous card, used different colors and background stamps and I slanted the flower just a tad....

Used a different nestie label and sentiment as well!!

The background stamp is the Old Letter Writing Design Block.

Enjoy! Is is almost Easter yet?! Yikes! I got notification that there is a community/city Easter Egg Hunt at this really huge park nearby....Chris went to this park back when he was in pre-school....so anyways, when I got the papers, it was about 4 wks. ago....ahhh..plenty of time to go get the tickets for the event.....it is now a week away and I need to go get the tickets now!!! I just hope they haven't all sold out!

Stamps, Hero Hues papers and pearls - Hero Arts.
Spellbinders Nestabilities.
Cotton Candy Pink Satin Ribbon.
Doodlebug pink ink.
Stazon Jet Black Ink.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Such a busy day today....how are you all doing? I wonder where the time has gone already....I remember it was just morning and now it's almost dinner time here!!

I sneaked in a card here with the new Hydrangea stamp from Hero Arts:


I stamped, colored, and trimmed out the entire flower and adhered over a distressed panel.

The nestie is adhered onto an HA layering paper.

I also used the very versatile Cling Dots Background stamp! I think the greatest challenge on this card was trimming out the flower, I love how it turned out....and I think I will be using this floral stamp a lot...it's so beautiful....I'm thinking many colors can be used as well!! What is your favorite Hydrangea color? I love pinks and whites too!!


Hero Arts: Layering papers, stamps, Hero Hues pearls.
Spellbinders Nestabilities.
Double-sided adhesives.
Tim Holtz inks: Milled Lavender and Mustard Seed.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Iris Floral

Hi all....a quick share with you today....

Iris flower

I used the Engraved Flower from Hero Arts....and the sentiment is from an older HA set. I used all HA ink, layering papers, and coordinating pearls.

Thanks for looking!

Hero Arts- stamps, layering papers, pearls, iris chalk ink.
Lavender satin ribbon.
Double sided adhesive.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Springing floral basket

Are you inspired by all the fun and yummy colors of Spring time?? I'm inspired just by the beautiful weather ALONE that we are having!! So much so, that I just had to sit down and make a fun and pastel colored card:

Pink floral basket

I do not have many stamps of an easter basket, come to think of it, I'm not sure I even have any, so I made my own basket by free hand cutting the handle and the bottom basket part. A lot of this cards components were items given to me by wonderful bloggie friends! Some embossed papers and those tiny Prima florals!!

I used 2 older Hero Arts stamp sets: Sparkle Clear, Happy Greetings and Sending Happy Thoughts!

I also used some delicious HA layering papers and matching pearls!

Hope you enjoy and hope it is beautiful and warm wherever you are!!

Hero Arts: Stamps, layering papers, pearls.
Round corner punch.
Embossed papers.
Lavender Satin Ribbon.
Stazon Jet Black Ink.
Prima flowers.

The crown

A quick card share for you....I love using this black, orange, and green combo sometimes:

The crown

For the background pattern, I made from using a diamond shaped stamp from the It's Good To Be Queen set!

The crown is trimmed and adhered and I used a row of varying sizes of dark green colored pearls.

Very straightforward card!

Stamps: It's Good to be Queen - Lizzie Anne Designs.
Papers - Bazzill.
Green satin ribbon.
Green pearls.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mama and Baby....

This card turned out very colorful in real life...even my little one came up to me and said, 'so cute'...hehe.....not sure if he really meant it but, hey, how can I say no to that?

Mom and Baby Elephant

I think I will give this to my own mom, for no particular occasion at all, just going to give it to her the next time I see her....I think she will be amused! ;)

Whenever I see her, I usually wait until she is not looking....like when she is busy with Christopher...then I run into her room and place it standing on her desk, no envelope....just the card. At some point in the day, she will see it, but it's always a fun surprise! :) I love the little elephant stamp from the April Monthly Mix. Aren't they sweet looking?!!

Thanks so much for all your concerns on my well being! I'm feeling much better today and feel well enough to eat my favorite foods, and have enough energy to get back on track.....still must take it easy though.

Enjoy the card!

Stamps: It's Good to be Queen - Lizzie Anne Designs.
Martha Stewart.
October Afternoon.

It's your lucky day!

Hi all! It's Wednesday and time for Lizzie Anne's Monthly Design Team Challenge, yay! Our theme this month is to create something very GREEN, and what a perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick's day as well.

Here is the card I came up with, I made this some time last week...sooo much fun:

Lucky Charm

I hand drew and cut out the shape and I had to do it many times over until I got the look I wanted.....I left 4 straight edges on some of the 'clover' parts so that the card actually opens out like normal and will also stand up on its own...way too fun!

The sentiment and stamps are from the March Monthly Mix called Lucky You! I used some scalloped shears to make the scallop background base for the stamps. Added a little ribbon to the left and adhered a small butterfly from patterned paper.

Hop on over to the Lizzie Anne Blog to check out what the other Design Team Members did for their green projects!

BUT WAIT, that's not all, all this talk about being lucky means.......Lizzie Anne is also having a very Lucky You! Sale: *SELECT* Little Bits sets and Singles will be 30% off for three days only...March 17th, 18th, and 19th!

In addition, if you sign up for our Monthly Mix Club during those three days, you will be eligible to get your Mix Discount ON TOP of the sale we are already having. So an EXTRA 20% off the sale items. We'll email the code once you sign up.

Have a great day and hope it's very lucky for you too!

Stamps: Lucky You - by Lizzie Anne Designs.
Green Satin Ribbon.
Scallop scissors.
Dark green cardstock.
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch.
Making Memories.
Pearl Gems.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Always bright and colorful for MOM...

When I think of making a card or buying a gift for my mom, whatever the occasion may be....I always envision using and looking for really bright and fun colors:

Flowers for Mom

She wouldn't mind a simple and elegant card too that is monochromatic......again, I'ved used here some wonderful stamps from the new April Monthly Mix - It's Good to be Queen!

Enjoy and be sure to check back on Wednesday for Lizzie Anne's monthly DT Challenge....join me and my teammates as we've cooked up a GREEN theme, so perfect for St. Patrick's day! Until then, take care!

Stamps: It's Good to Be Queen - Lizzie Anne Designs.
Making Memories.
K & Company.
White pearls.
Assorted markers.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Wonderful You...

Hi all...it's the 15th of the month and that can only mean one thing.....time to unveil Lizzie Anne's April Monthly Mix.....called....and you'll like this one....It's Good To Be Queen!

Wonderful You

I used the music notes stamp to create a background and added 3 more images to complete my card.

Here's another view of the entire set:

Lots and lots of cute images to work with here, too fun and do you see some fun Mother's Day stamps too?!!

Hope you enjoy it!

In the meantime, I've been dealing with some extreme migraines since Sunday evening.....and for the time being, only for a while, I will only be posting my projects as needed....and will then be off the computer for the remainder of the day to rest!

I will be back to visit all of your wonderful blogs when I'm feeling a little better! Thanks so much!

Stamps: It's Good to Be Queen - by Lizzie Anne Designs.
Paper Source.
Spellbinders Nestabilities.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Two peeking bunnies...

Goodmorning all! Has everyone in the states adjusted to Daylight Savings? We all actually got MORE sleep instead of lost it....so wonderful! I miss how good it feels to sleep in on weekends! Love it!

I have another Easter card for you today:

Two bunnies

Once again, combining old with new stamps....I love doing that, it really helps you remember existing stamps you have in your collection!! Great way to get those inked up again! In my previously posted card, I only used a sentiment from an older Easter single....today I used the actual bunny from that single called Hoppy Easter!

Have fun and enjoy the remainder of your weekend!

Stamps: Hoppy Easter and Lucky You by Lizzie Anne Designs.
Making Memories Flower Patch.
October Afternoon.
Pink and white polka ribbon.
Assorted solids and embossed paper.

Friday, March 12, 2010

A Hip...hoppity Easter

Hi all, I've combined some new stamps from the Lizzie Anne March Monthly Mix and also an older Singles stamp called Hoppy Easter:

Hoppy Easter

The 'Hoppy Easter' single actually contains the sentiment I've used and a cute little bunny too....I just swapped out the bunnies and used the one from the Monthly Mix...

I also wanted to use my fun Martha Stewart Fence punch.....I love this punch, too fun and so many things you can do with this too!

Lots of different types of solid and patterned papers for my background.

Our new April Monthly Mix is just around the corner, sooo excited, can't wait to show you!

Have fun!

Stamps: Lucky You and Hoppy Easter by Lizzie Anne Designs.
Making Memories Flutter collection.
Martha Stewart Fence and Scallop punches.
Spellbinders Nestabilities.
Blue and white gingham ribbon.
Pink pearls.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A little sugar and honey...

Made a very soft looking card today with some yummy TH inks....I used a little bit of Spun Sugar and Wild Honey ink, I love the look of both colors. I must admit the spun sugar is really faint, not quite as dark as I wanted:

Sugar and Honey

But I do love the softness it gives off, nevertheless....I also used some Hero Arts stamps: Raindrop Background. I also love the DesignBlock Silhouette flowers....I embossed in Martha Stewart's white embossing powder.

I wanted to keep adding on to this card, but then I looked at it and decided to just leave it as is to show all the flowers on the silhouette stamp.

Enjoy! Can you believe it's almost the weekend, amazing...this week has flown...

Hero Arts: Eggshell and Carnation Layering papers, Blush Pearls, Stamps.
Martha Stewart White Embossing Powder.
Tim Holtz: Spun Sugar and Wild Honey.
Ranger Glossy Accents.
Stazon Jet Black Ink.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Be Happy...

This card is for no particular reason except to make me happy and smiley. I used a whole bunch of different combinations of colors and more Hero Hues papers, coordinating pearls, and I also used some Making Memories pp too:

Spring time happiness

For the very center of the circle layer, I just took part of a 12 x 12 sheet of patterned paper that had some cute umbrellas on it and punched it out so that 2 partial umbrellas were showing...

Fun! I love the lavender color of the ribbon the best, it's probably my most favorite shade of purple!


Hero Arts: Iris and Lilac Notecards, pearls, and stamps.
Making Memories Flutter Collection.
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch and Heart edged punch.
Lavender ribbon.
Marvy circle and scallop punches.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

It's been a LONG time....

...since I've been on a bike! Pretty much about 23 years now since I've owned one....had one up til I was about 16, then when we moved to California, really never invested in a new bike...it was either walking or driving at that point. Such memories....so many fun ones too....my sweet girlie pink and blue bike that I had....it looked kinda like this one:

bike ride

It had a basket in the front too...a white woven basket filled with mostly books and candy from the local sweet shoppe! I was a total bookworm and already a candy crazed kid at the time! ;)

That bike took me to the library on so many occasions and yep, that old fashioned drug store that was lined with rows of candy in the front counter....that little lady behind the counter....how she gazed at us kids like a hawk...oh yes, we would quickly buy our handful of candy and squeal in delight upon leaving...the good 'ol days!

This card uses a lot of older Hero Arts stamps combined with the newer bike stamp! I used the new Hero Hues Grass chalk ink to make the grass color....I wanted a very faint color background to set against the white cardstock, so I gently dabbed on some distressed inks....created my little scenery, and colored it in...

Do you have a bike? Hope you get to ride it soon and hope it jogs some fun, summertime, childhood memories!


Hero Arts: Stamps, Hero Hues ink, layering paper, gems.
Tim Holtz distress inks.
Stazon Jet Black ink.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Lady bug meets little chicks...

Goodmorning all! Happy Monday! Today, I combined some stamps to make a little scenery....I love this tulip in red and the little chickadees are going to have a secret meeting with their friend...Ms. Ladybug...lol:

lady bug and chicks

The background, I actually took just plain white cardstock and distressed it in mustard yellow...

I drew the little bits of grass in with a green marker....pretty straightforward card! And it makes me happy!!

Did you have fun over the weekend?! I had a 'ME' day yesterday, and did a little clothes shopping, imagine that, I hardly ever buy clothes anymore..just doesn't seem important to me these days but yesterday, I was feeling an itch for some spring time dresses, so off I went....didn't find a single dress I liked...haha....but did come home with a few cute blouses for Spring...so hurry up weather!!! I need my sun! ;)


Stamps: Lucky You by Lizzie Anne Designs.
Red ribbon.
Martha Stewart loopy edge punch.
White and red cardstock.
Double-sided adhesive.
Tim Holtz Mustard Seed Ink.

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Pretty much everything on this card, except for the ribbon, is from Hero Arts.......I went for all blue and white today:


I first took some Cerulean layering papers and stamped the rose from the Two Birds set onto just the outer edge of the cardstock.

I then took the Old Letter Writing stamp and used two different inks to stamp on two extra layers of cardstock.

I stamped the rose stamp once again on top of the white cardstock, and embellished the remainder of the card with some butterflies and matching pearls.

Aren't these layering papers and Hero Hues inks so delicious - I just can't get enough of them and can't seem to put them down....sigh! ;)

Hope you are enjoying your weekend! We all went out today and enjoyed some fresh air, rained just a tad - it was supposed to rain harder but we lucked out....it's been a gorgeous day so far, BOTH hubby and little one are napping right now....so rare does my son nap anymore.....maybe they did this just so mommy could craft! It's strangely quiet here..... ;)

Hero Arts: stamps, chalk ink, pearls, layering papers.
Versamagic Sea Breeze Ink.
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch.
Soft blue ribbon.
Double-sided adhesive.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Believe - Caardvark's Challenge

Hi all! What a busy day it's been! We had Dr. Seuss day at Chris' school...tons of goodies all the kids got...they made a tall hat...how can you have a Dr. Seuss day without a red, striped hat? Pencils and erasers...books....too fun!

So Caardvark's is having a new, Photo Inspiration Challenge and I thought I'd have a go at it...you can see all the details HERE! And here is my take on it:

Believe in your dreams

Have you tried the new Hero Hues Layering Papers and Chalk Inks? You really have to try them, you will love them! The layering papers are thick enough so that they could be used as your card base too! That, I love!!! And the inks are irresistible with a whole bunch of beautiful colors!

The layering papers I used for this card is Snow and Celadon. The ink is called Grass. And the pearls are also in the same coordinating colors.


Hero Arts: chalk ink, stamps, pearls, layering papers.
K & Company chipboard.
Corner rounder.
Double-sided adhesive.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Orange Blossom

More flower cards! Today's card uses another flower in the Curly Flowers set. I double stamped the top of the flower and colored it in orange and then layered on top. I stamped and colored some extra leaves and had a few arranged to make it look like they were falling from the stem.

Orange Blossom

I also used the grass stamp and sentiment from the Be Happy clear set! The background was done by blending some Tim Holtz distress inks together.

Enjoy the card!


Stamps: Hero Arts.

Tim Holtz inks: Mustard Seed and Broken China.

Paper Source cardstock.

Assorted markers.

Stazon Jet Black ink.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Curly Flowers

Hi all! This card made me really happy after I was finished with it....it's quaint, simple, and has lots of lavender and touches of white and green sprinkled on it:

Spring Love

I used this floral cling set from Hero Arts called Curly Flowers. I used the Old Letter Writing Stamp to stamp the background, and layered some Hero Hues notecards on top of each other.

I dug through an older stash of Hero Arts Summer and White and Cream flowers...so glad I still had some leftover......added some pearls to the centers of the flowers, and I'm done!

Sending this off to a friend I haven't talked to for awhile, hope it makes her smile! :))

Have a good day, what is left of it anyway...I'm so late today!

Hero Arts: Stamps, Hero Hues Ink, Hero Hues Notecards, Hero Hues pearls, and white and purple flowers.
Corner rounder.
Assorted markers.
Stazon Jet Black Ink.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

More simple stamping on white...

Another card for today, I tilted the stamp in different directions until I got a slightly different look than my last Dogwood card:

From the heart dogwood

So fun to experiment, and I kept this to one color only against white cardstock, with a touch of layering. I chose the sentiment 'from the heart' because the petals on the flower kind of remind me of hearts!

Hope you enjoy!

Hero Arts: Hero Hues notecard, Hero Hues Punch Ink, pearls, and stamps.

A Bit O' Honey

This card was really fun to make! I used three stamps from Lizzie Anne's Lucky You set and made a little background with the honeycomb stamp:

bee-utiful friend

I colored in the tiny little hearts with a red marker, and also stamped the honey pot and the sentiment.

The sentiment is actually one long phrase, but I cut it up and made little pieces out of them.

I definitely had chocolate and a bit of a banana color scheme in mind today! Cute and fun for my day!

Stamps: Lucky You - Lizzie Anne Designs.
Papers: Basic Grey solid textured and embossed dots.
Spellbinders Nestabilities.
White cardstock.
Corner rounder

Monday, March 1, 2010

A touch of purple....

Purple is one of my favorite colors....I have to admit....it used to be my only color, if you asked me 5 yrs ago...but I have too many now and can't really say I have a favorite.....I'm kind of glad I don't just like one color.....now that I've immersed myself into stamping, there are way TOO many colors to adore.....but for this card, I wanted to use the new Hero Hues Iris Chalk Ink:

spread sunshine

I also used coordinating Hero Hues notecards.

The stamp set I used is called Two Birds. This is another card in which I chose to stamp directly on white cs and just leave as is.....simple. I so love that flower too!

That ribbon is actually a deep purple, for some reason, sometimes my purples turn blue when taking the photo, anyone else have that problem with purple?!! Not sure why it does that.


Stamps, notecards, pearl gems, chalk inks: Hero Arts.
Spellbinders nestabilities - labels 8.
Royal purple ribbon.
Double-sided adhesive.

Large Flowers....

Goodmorning everyone! Can you believe it is March already?? I am wondering where February went!! Here is a quick card I made last night, wanted to ink up this beautiful Large Flower that is a cling stamp from Hero Arts:

2 Large flowers

Used 3 different Tim Holtz inks to color in each flower. I stamped the background with the Old Letter Writing Stamp. I left a little bit of white space surrounding the text. I'm looking forward to stamping more on just crisp, white cardstock, I love that look sometimes.

And I finished off the card with a sentiment I really like, it is called To Be So Nice!

Hope you all have a good start this morning!! Have a great day!

Stamps and Hero Hues pearls: Hero Arts.
White cardstock.
Tim Holtz Distress Inks.
Corner rounder.