Friday, April 29, 2011

Tiddly Inks Treasure Hunt Blog Hop....AND Giveaway!

Welcome to the Tiddly Inks Treasure Hunt Blog Hop! I'm so excited to be a part of this special hop today! We are kicking off Tiddly Ink’s first birthday celebration and I am so glad you joined us to hunt for inspiration and goodies.

If you came from JenLynnie's blog then you are at the correct spot. If not, you might want to go back to the Challenge Blog and start hopping THERE. You might miss some of the prizes that are hidden around the hop if you don’t start at the beginning. :)

Christy created about 20 new images for her birthday celebration and you can find the rest of the images HERE.

My creation today features Tiddly Inks’s new image Sister's!

sisters tiddlyinks2

As a special thank you for hopping by, I am offering a fun give-a-way! Simply leave a comment at the end of this post for a chance to win these goodies to include the card I made above AND products from Hero Arts, American Crafts, ki Memories, Making Memories, Cosmo Cricket, Prima, My Mind's Eye, and Bo Bunny:

Tiddly Inks giveaway

Just a little reminder that Tiddly Inks will be having a sale May 1-3 to celebrate it’s first birthday. If you are interested, visit the SHOP and then plan to create a fun project for the challenges or the next blog hop on May 10.

On May 10, Tiddly Inks will hold another blog hop that is open to everyone. You can check out the details on Christy’s blog HERE. It will be part of TI’s fun birthday party celebration and the special prize for the that blog hop will be a chance to win a digital stamp customized and designed for you.

And now on to your last stop, our very own Tiddly Inks Designer Christy Croll. Thanks so much for hopping in our Treasure Hunt!

Tiddly Inks Digital Stamps - Sister's.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink/Lemon Tart. Neenah Solar White.
Patterned Paper: Webster's Pages, My Mind's Eye.
Butterflies: Cosmo Cricket/Upcycle.
Sentiment: My Cute Stamps/Owlways Friends.
Inks: Tim Holtz and Versafine Onyx Black, and Memento Black.
May Arts ribbon.
Decorative Stick pin: K & Company.
Pearls: Making Memories/Bravissimo.
Markers: Copics.
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels 10.
Scalloped punch: EK Success.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A trip down memory lane....

I was cleaning up my old photo files and noticed some of my older work from years ago....when I used to sit and make projects that was anything but a card. Basically, it was a fun, personal challenge to myself, to see what I could do with a little piece of paper and other knick knacks. So without further ado, some silly stuff from my past:


Cafe Au Lait:
cafe au lait2

Cherry Glazed Cheesecake

Granny Smith Apples dipped in chocolate:
Granny Smith Apples

Tostada Salad:
Tostada Salad

Wedding Cake:
Large Pink and White Wedding Cake closeup

Watermelon and cantaloupe:
Watermelon Cantaloupe

...and potato chips:
baked potato chips and citrus soda

These were just a few, so fun! As the years went by, I kind of just geared more towards cards and layouts, but I still yearn to think up some more of these ideas when I can. Hope you enjoyed!

Friday, April 22, 2011

6 lbs. 10 oz. 20 in.

......those were my son's measurements at birth, and isn't it amazing how, as mothers, we actually remember those 3 numbers at the top of our heads, like no other! When I was making this baby card, I thought about those numbers as I was digging for patterned papers that had a reference to 'inches':

Baby Carriage

This paper from Webster's Lullaby Collection was perfect for what I needed. The baby carriage stamp is from Lawn Fawn's Plus One collection!

Added some lace doily, thickers, a molded flower, and a delicate gingham ribbon to finish off the look.

Lawn Fawn Stamps: Plus One.
American Crafts Thickers.
Patterned Paper: Echo Park - Springtime/Berry Cotton Candy and Webster's Pages - Lullaby.
Sculptured yellow rose: Prima.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink.
Marvy Circle punch.
Versafine Onyx Black Ink.
White doily.
Yellow Gingham Ribbon.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Seeing Red and Yellow!

Of all the cards I ever make, Teacher cards/Back-to-school cards are always the most profound for me, they are extra special for whom I make them for.

Teacher Cards Collage

Getting there is half the  fun

Hope you enjoy these. Made them all a while back!

Lizzie Anne Designs: School Days and Things that Go.

Hero Arts: CL404 - Just a Note. CL442 - Simply the Best.

EK Success, Papertrey Ink, October Afternoon, Basic Grey buttons, Neenah Solar White Cs, Versafine and Memento Inks, Copic Markers, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Marvy.

Monday, April 18, 2011

One touch of nature...

Hey all! This is a fun card for today, it was inspired by visiting Kathy's blog yesterday. She had made an Earth Day card for her sister and it was so cute, I was immediately thinking of some fun embellies that I had to make an Earth Day card too:

One touch of nature

Trees and birds, love! The quote is from this stamp set called The Great Outdoors by Lizzie Anne Designs!

Thanks, Kathy for the inspiration!

Trees layered Embellishment: Pebbles, Inc.
Bird Sticker: ki Memories/Puffies.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink/Aqua Mist.
Stamps: LAD/The Great Outdoors.
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny/Flutter Butter.
Scalloped border punch: EK Success.
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Black and Delicate Pink....

I had a little time to make a card today and I wanted to work with two pretty color combos, black and blush pink:



Patterned Paper: Making Memories/Paper Reverie/Noir Polka Dot Rose.
Pearl Accessories: Making Memories/Bravissimo.
Adhesive lace borders: K & Company/Watercolor Bouquet.
Small peach flower: Prima.
Rhinestone embellishment: Michael's.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Sweet Blush.
Large Pink Floret: Making Memories/Paper Reverie/Sienne.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Spring Break is finally here for us....

....and since the weather is going to be very nice, I hope to be eating a lot of this all week:

Lotsa Icecream

These fun stamps are from this set called Sweet Kawaii! Love the shape of the icecream swirl, and.....growing up, I always remember eating TONS of the double stick popsicles, there was a strategy to eating those things without it breaking into!! As kids, my brother and I would also make our own popsicle sticks with yummy Root Beer and Orange Soda....we even tried Mello Yello....if you know what Mello Yello is, then you know what era I grew up in! LOL! Don't think they even make it anymore!

Enjoy and hope the weather is warming up wherever you may be!

Stamps: My Cute Stamps - Sweet Kawaii.
Patterned Papers: American Crafts/Confetti - Holly Hazelnut and Frankie Fudge.
Cardstock: Lemon Tart by Papertrey Ink.
Scallop punch: EK Success.
Markers: Copics.
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
Neenah Solar White Cardstock.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Love Pleated Blossom

Another handmade flower for today:

Love Pleated Blossom

It's pretty easy to do, wish I had a tripod on my camera and I could do a video/tutorial, real hard without one, and making individual photo steps takes so long...but anyways...just simply punch out 9 circles with a circle punch. Make 1 circle a medium circle and the other 8 circles smaller ones.

Love Pleated Blossom closeup

Use hot glue or glossy accents and gently glue a tip of each small circle together. Press and hold. Make 8 of them. See how they look like petals. You can gently shape them further with your fingers. The 1 circle that is medium sized is used to adhere the others onto it. Leave the petals just slightly off and over the edge of the medium circle, place individually until you get the look you want.

For the tiny little flower in the center, I just used a store bought one to complete the look.

And just a couple more I made:

Pleated flowers

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Sweet Blush. Bazzill Basics - Grandma's Feather Bed.
Patterned Papers: My Mind's Eye - Lush Blue. Echo Park - Springtime/Lemonade/Robin's Egg.
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black and Tim Holtz.
Round corner punch, small circle punch, and scallop edge punch: EK Success.
Medium circle punch: Marvy.
Stamp: Hero Arts - CL494 - Hip Hip Hurray!
Pearls - Hero Arts - CH136.
Small white flower: Micheal's.
Paperlace heart doily.

Monday, April 11, 2011

It's all the rage with handmade flowers...

Hey all, real quick....I have been playing with lots of handmade, paper flowers.....I used to go out and buy my own quilling papers (you know, the ones that are conveniently cut up for you)...well today, I thought I'd make my very own...used my patterned papers, trimmed them, and glued together......painstakingly long but I had fun!

Sending you warm wishes

Later! I must get going!

American Crafts - Hello Sunshine - Delicate. Hello Sunshine - Zippy.
Versafine Onyx Black Ink.
Papertrey Ink Cardstock - Hawaiian Shores.
Glossy Accents.
Hero Arts - CL491 - Made with Love.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Hello Flourish

I can honestly say, this has got to be one of my very favorite BIG stamps of all time, it's the Fabulous Flourish stamp from Hero Arts:

Hello Fall Flourish

It was not picked up for pubs, so I can share with you now. I've seen folks use it in a non-embossed look as well, and it looks 'fab' indeed. So versatile. I need to play with it more and see what other looks I can come up with. Enjoy, and hope your weekend got off to a good start!

Hero Arts:
CL380 - Truly Appreciated.
S5449 - Fabulous Flourish.

Versafine Onyx Black Ink.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink.
Butterfly: Making Memories/Paper Reverie/Sienne.
Button: Basic Grey.
Ribbon: PTI.
Gold Kiss Sparkler: Webster's Pages.
Tim Holtz inks: Shabby Shutters, Fired Brick, and Spice Marmalade.
White embossing powder: Martha Stewart.
Versamark Ink.

Thursday, April 7, 2011


A sympathy card to share, I kept it very simple:

TOU Sympathy

Hero Arts/Basic Grey: CL508 - Luscious Patterned Flowers. CH216 - Sunshine Mixed Accents.
Neenah Solar White Cardstock.
Round corner punch, deco edge punch, and scallop punch: EK Success.
Versafine Onyx Black Ink.
Tsukineko/Memento Inks.
Cardstock: Lemon Tart and Simply Chartreuse by Papertrey Ink.
Martha Stewart punch.
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon - Thrift Shop.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Inspired from a LO to a card....

Today, I was sitting in my car waiting to get the little one out of school, and I was reading the April Issue of Scrapbooks, Etc. On the front cover is a beautiful layout from one of my favorite scrapbookers, Sheri Reguly!

I loved a portion of her scrap page and wanted to go home and make a card from only that part of it.


I used similar colors and just improvised on whatever pp I had available. I always love her clever use of very fun and bright colors, meshed with stamping AND innovative use of patterned paper....she's so good at that!

Hope you enjoy my 'lift' from Sheri's fun layout!

Hero Arts:
CH213 - Sea Mixed Accents.
AF183 - Cerulean Chalk Ink.
CG303 - Luscious Bold Flower.
PS631 - Foliage Designer Papers.
CL490 - Sending Smiles.

Patterned Papers:
My Mind's Eye - Fine and Dandy/Tickled Pink.

Aqua Mist by Papertrey Ink.
Light Blue background by Penny Black.

Scallop punch: EK Success.
Neenah Solar White Cardstock.
Round circle punch: Marvy.
Flower Die-cut (large): Doodlebug Designs/Cute Cuts/Summertime.
Versafine Onyx Black Ink.
Small flower die-cuts: Little Yellow Bicycle.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

for you

Another card share that uses some Hello Luscious papers and flowers:

For You

Hero Arts/Basic Grey:
CG303 - Luscious Bold Flowers.
CL508 - Luscious Patterned Flowers.
S5507 - Envelope Pattern.
CH216 - Sunshine Mixed Accents.

Patterned Papers: Basic Grey/Hello Luscious.
Round corner punch and scalloped edge punch: EK Success.
Versafine Onyx Black Ink.
Tsukineko/Memento Inks.
Neenah Solar White Cardstock.
Cardstock: Lemon Tart and Sweet Blush by Papertrey Ink.
Sentiment: 30-071 - Mimi in Paris by Penny Black.

Monday, April 4, 2011


Hey all, here's a random drawing I did for the winner of my Lily Pad Cards Giveaway:

And I know it was a little blurry on the video, so I'll paste the winner's comment here as well:

Blogger shirley said...

Beautiful! Love the bird,flower and ribbon.
Wonderful and generous giveaway!

March 31, 2011 1:21 PM

Congrats Shirley, I will email you shortly for your mailing address!

Thank you to all who commented!


Friday, April 1, 2011

Jelly Beans

Hi there! If you are here for the Lily Pad Blog Hop, please go HERE and don't forget to comment for a chance to win some goodies too!

So for today's post, I made this sweet Easter/Spring time card using THIS set:

Jelly Beans1

This card was so much fun to make! I think the most intricate part was the center oval - I did a lot of trimming, coloring, and layering of tiny pieces....that took the longest. The rest of the card was just a matter of adhering everything together.

Enjoy and have a good start to your weekend!

My Cute Stamps: Jelly Beans.
Cardstock: - Papertrey Ink. - Lemon Tart, Simply Chartreuse, and Aqua Mist.
Round corner and scallop punch: EK Success.
Patterned Papers: American Crafts - Confetti/Lucy Lemon Twist; Hello Sunshine/Brilliance.
Patterned Papers: Echo Park - Springtime.
Butterfly Punch: Martha Stewart.
Memento Black Ink.
Versafine Onyx Black Ink.
Sunshine Mixed Accents: Hero Arts - CH216.
Neenah Solar White Cardstock.
Spellbinders Nestabilities.
Copic Markers.
Double-sided adhesive foam.