Sunday, May 29, 2011

Blissful Botanicals

Hey there, so I had a little extra time to craft this evening and played with some new Lawn Fawn stamps, I thought I would pair some images from the Blissful Botanicals set with some romantic papers and this was the result:

Blissful Botanicals

The papers are from Pink Paislee's Butterfly Garden Collection. Alrighty, I'm off to see what you've all been up to! See you soon.

Stamps: Blissful Botanicals by Lawn Fawn.
Patterned Papers: Butterfly Garden by Pink Paislee.
Copic Markers.
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black and Memento Tuxedo Black.
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Butterfly Punch: Martha Stewart.
Pearls: Melissa Frances.
Scallop punch: EK Success.

Orange Blossoms

Today's card features this pretty stamp from Penny Black called Flower Amongst Flowers, does it have sort of an Asian flair to it? I used mostly orange and red colors to kind of capture that look:

flower amongst flowers

I inked the stamp with 4 different Memento inks ranging from dandelion (light yellow) to deep red (ladybug). The image is paired with some yummy papers from Lily Bee Design called Happily Lost! Can't wait to try this stamp embossed.

Here's some diamond stickles to make the flowers shiny:

flower amongst flowers2

Hope you are enjoying the Memorial Day Holiday!

Stamp: 4155L - Flower amongst flowers by Penny Black.
Patterned Papers: Happily Lost by Lily Bee Design.
Lace Trim: Graphic 45.
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White Cardstock and Papertrey Ink.
Ribbon: Papertrey Ink.
Diamond Stickles: Ranger.
Inks: Memento and Versafine Onyx Black.
Sentiment: Blissful Botanicals by Lawn Fawn.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Gentle Pink

Today has been lazy for me, physically tired is what I mean.....are you like me? I'm pretty energetic and full of life on the weekdays...then come Saturday and Sunday...just exhausted from the week, I guess....and funny thing about Monday, I'm back and at 'em again and there is no exhaustion, kind of strange, hah?

Anyways, an all pink card I made after a few naps today - :)

Celebrate Everyday Baby Pink


Supplies: Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, Prima, K & Co., Webster's Pages, and The Girls' Paperie.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Big blossoms

I played with some bright, juicy colors today:

Big Blossoms

I love this Blossom Art set, it makes me happy! I've used this set quite a number of times and always seem to reach for it when I want to make a bundle of flowers. The sentiment is from this stamp called Thoughts Today.

Enjoy your weekend!

Hero Arts:
CL495 - Blossom Art.
E3196 - Thoughts Today.
Tim Holtz Inks - Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters, and Spiced Marmalade.
Versamark Ink.
White Embossing Powder.
Paper Source.
Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Grandma's Feather Bed

When I had originally made this card, I wasn't really thinking of a color scheme, but instead I was playing with one of Bazzill's new patterned paper lines called Grandma's Feather Bed:

Thinking of You Mini

I loved this pack of paper, there are lots of fun and bold colors and some pretty floral designs too! So when it all came together, the card was mainly green, orange, and teal. This is a mini card and is 4" x 4".

Hero Arts: CL508 - Luscious patterned flowers.
Inks: Memento and Versafine Onyx Black.
Patterned Papers: Bazzill - Grandma's Feather Bed.
Round corner punch: EK Success.
Scallop punch: EK Success.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


I normally try to keep this blog to crafty stuff only....but since today is my wedding anniversary, thought I would take a step back in time and share the beautiful day that was 8 years ago today:


Not a single cloud in the sky, the weather was absolutely gorgeous, not too hot and not cold at friends......everyone was so lovely!



We had so much fun! One funny note though......I FORGOT to eat!! I was too involved in looking at my friends and talking that I barely touched the reception meal we had chosen. I remember coming home after the ceremony was over and I was starved! I ended up reheating a frozen Swanson's chicken dinner! all future brides out there, DON'T forget to eat at your own wedding! ;)))

Sunday, May 15, 2011


I had made a few cards using this Leaf Flourish stamp and had some leaves left over, so decided to make a different design with it:

Celebrate Leaf Flourish

I picked up some yummy pp's from my LSS yesterday, love this new pack by Cosmo Cricket called Odds & Ends! Enjoy!

Hero Arts:
CG310 - Leaf Flourish.
CL498 - Celebrate Everyday.
Cardstock: Lemon Tart by Papertrey Ink.
Patterned Paper: Odds & Ends by Cosmo Cricket.
Versafine Onyx Black.
Opaque embossing powder: Stampendous.
Versamark Ink.
Tim Holtz Inks.
Deco Edge Punch: EK Success.
Round corner punch: EK Success.
Round circle punch: Marvy.
Sculpture Resin Flowers: Prima.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Cuttlebug Fun + Free Hand Cutting....Day 3

Hi all, just some more fun I've been having with the Cuttlebug.

Bowling Pin and Ball

It's really fun what you can do with these dies, turn them every which way, and imagine the shape can be transformed into anything you want. Just play with it.

For the bowling ball finger holes, I simply used a very small hole punch from EK Success. The bottom of the pin and the ball itself is from a nestie and the top part of the bowling pin is the free hand cutting.

TFL! Blogger had some issues so it deleted my previous post which was 'Day 2', so if you want to see what I made, you may go HERE. I'm not going to re-do my post.

Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels 10.
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Standard Circles Lg.
Small circle punch: EK Success.
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - True Black and Pure Poppy.
Neenah Solar White.
Paper Source.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Cuttlebug Fun + Free Hand Cutting....Day 2

Whoops! I meant to post this earlier, as I almost forgot about's been such a busy week for me. Anyways, here is another card that features Cuttlebug Labels 10 in which I cut out a total of 5 pieces to make my plump looking pumpkin:

Halloween Wishes Pumpkin

Free cutting is the brown and green cardstock, and the face - the eyes and mouth....and the yellow cardstock was supposed to represent the light of a 'candle' on the inside of the

Enjoy! The next post will be a funny one.

Hero Arts:
S5507 - Envelope Pattern.
CL353 - Happy Halloween.
Cardstock: Paper Source and Bazzill Basics, Papertrey Ink.
Twine: The Twinery.
Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 10.
Tim Holtz Inks.
Circle Punch: Marvy.
Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Cuttlebug Fun + Free Hand Cutting.....Day 1

Hey all! For the next few days, I'm going to post some fun projects I made using my C-Bug with a combination of free hand trimming. If you know me, you know I love cutting things free hand, especially if I don't have a specific shape that I need. Here is the first card:

Hi there apple die cuts

I used the Standard Circles Lg. to make the body of the apple and the core. I cut a little 'sliver' on top and bottom of the circle to make it look more like a real apple. The leaves and the stem is done with my scissors. I colored some of the pearls black with a copic marker since I didn't have enough black pearls to go around.

Wouldn't this be a great 'mini' note to your child's teacher! Attach it to a bouquet of flowers..... :)

Enjoy and I'll be back with Day 2!

Hero Arts - CL176 - Full of sunshine. CH215 - Neutral Mixed Accents.
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics and Neenah Solar White.
Spellbinders Nestabilities.
Versafine Onyx Black.
Black Copic Marker.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mother.....and winners of my blog candy!

Here today to share with you a Mother's Day card:


I guess you could say this is a shabby chic look with soft and dark shades of red and green, and a pinch of pink.

And now, announcing the winner for the Tiddly Inks Card and Giveaway:

Country Mouse said...

That card is so pretty! I love all your detailing!!! What a wonderful image...would love to purchase that one for a "sister card" of my own! Thanks for the chance to win those goodies!

May 3, 2011 6:57 AM

The winner of the Papertrey Ink Friendship card:

Judy1223 said...

Ooooh, so PRETTY! I am a sucker for pretty floral patterned paper...I LOVE these papers! Gorgeous card!!!

May 4, 2011 8:20 PM

Congrats ladies! I will email you both for your mailing info!

Supplies for card above:

Patterned Papers: Portrait/Bouquet by Crate Papers.

EK Success punches.

Cardstock: Berry Sorbet by Papertrey Ink.

Fabric tickets, Princess Petals Florettes, Butterfly Push Pin, Ballerina Silhouettes, and Roses in Bloom Whimsies: Websters Pages.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Did you know.....'s National Scrapbooking Day tomorrow and throughout the weekend...whohoooo! Here are a few pages I made using some fave paper companies, this one is from Bo Bunny's Gabrielle Collection:

True Beauty

And next up a very simple layout using ALL Echo Park called Summer Days, gotta have my EP fix:

Summer Days

Echo Park just makes the best and most whimsical papers, always makes me happy!

Patterned Papers: Summer Days by Echo Park and Gabrielle by Bo Bunny.
Solid Cardstock: Melon Berry and Lemon Tart by Papertrey Ink.
Scallop punch and round corner punch: EK Success.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Birdie on a branch

Just a sweet little card for my day, used this stamp called Friendship Frames:

Just a note friendship frames

The sentiment is from this set called Daisy Labels. Enjoy!

Hero Arts: CL529 - Friendship Frames. CG320 - Daisy Label.
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White and New Leaf by Papertrey Ink.
Patterned papers: Lime Twist/Life of the Party - My Mind's Eye. Kiwi Flourish/Powder Blue - Bo Bunny.
Spellbinders Nestabilities.
EK Success punches.
Bling: Michael's.
Versafine Onyx Black Ink.
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The joy of life...

......playing with some brand new stuff today! ;) So, I know I'm REALLY behind in catching up with you all and your blogs, but I promise to catch up tonight and tomorrow! It's just been crazy...

Friends are the joy of life

This card has some new pp's, embellies, and stamps, too! I'm falling in love with too many new products out there. Are you? Crate Paper is getting to be a favorite! Unity - I'm starting to love their stamps! Webster's always comes out with exciting stuff! And how about Bo Bunny's new line of Double Dot and Flourishes paper? ki Memories has cool stuff and My Mind's Eye always whips up neat patterned paper! I could go on and on, you get it!

So, leave a comment on this card and I will pick a winner to receive the above card and I will throw in some new goodies as well! There, I feel extra happy now!!

Oh, and I know I still have to pick a Tiddly Inks blog candy winner, so I will pick both winners this Sunday!

See you all soon.

Cardstock: Pure Poppy by Papertrey Ink.
Stamps: Flutterby Friend by Papertrey Ink, sent by sweet Kathy!
Neenah Solar White Cardstock.
Patterned Paper: Emma's Shoppe by Crate Paper. Buttercup Flourish and Double Dots by Bo Bunny.
Memento Ink.
Versafine Ink.
Cream lotus whimsies, roses in bloom, coral lotus, and ivory lotus whimsies by Webster's Pages.
May Arts Ribbon.
EK Success Punches.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

May Flowers

I'm just playing around with lots of flowers right now:


You've seen the card on the left before....the card on the right is brand new. And remember the layout above from THIS post? Well, I decided to cut it up, make it smaller and re-vamped it by adding the flowers.


Hero Arts, Echo Park, Bo Bunny, Papertrey Ink, EK Success, My Mind's Eye, Making Memories, Versafine Onyx Black Ink, American Crafts, Marvy, Webster's Pages.