Saturday, December 31, 2011

Where flowers bloom so does hope.....

So I didn't think I'd be back with another card, but thought I would end my year with a flower card, ofcourse!  How could I not with one of my very favorite type of stamped image, I adore FLOWERS!

where flowers bloom so does hope

I won a free stamp set over on Jane's Doodles blog, so I chose this set called Pretty Peonies!  So glad I'm playing with it now, lots of possibilities with this set!

Take care all, and if you are going to a party tonight, be safe!

Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Patterned Paper: Echo Park.
Pink ink: Jenni Bowlin.
Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
Copic Markers.
Pearls: Hero Arts.
Stamps: Jane's Doodles.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Thank you so very much

Yay, I got to play with some new stamps finally. I had a color scheme in mind this run with chocolate, a light aqua, a deeper rustic blue, red, and yellow:

Thank you so very much red rose

Hope you like it! I have lots of exciting stuff coming up in 2012 and I will be having some gigantic giveaways just simply to thank each of you for being faitfhful to my blog!  So be sure to hop on back here in the New Year....until then, I wish for you all a Happy New 2012!

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Neenah Solar White.
Stamps: Hero Arts. AC010 (Le Journal) and CG403 (Large Flower Background).
Red ink: Jenni Bowlin.
Cuttlebug embossing folder.
Copic Markers.
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
Crinkly ribbon.
Glass button: Basic Grey.
Twine: Michael's.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Floral Story

I kinda like the name of that....and it's the name of this Penny Black stamp here:

Thinking of you

I paired it and matched the colors on the flower with some patterned papers from Echo Park. The sentiment is Hero Arts. I've been making a lot of cards lately but can't share them yet, so I will just share what I can here.  Hope you are all winding down your preparations for Christmas!

Have a wonderful time with your family and friends on Christmas day!! Enjoy and I will get back to visiting your blogs in the next week or so!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Colorful florals

Doing a quickie post here before I head out. This is a fun and colorful card, makes me think Spring is just around the corner...I hope...

Hello Hello

The florals are from an HA/Sizzix combo you can find HERE.   The little rub-on words are from Pebbles, Inc.

I've also been working on some new products, will share those a little later.  See you!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Magnolia Digi

I just love this digital image set called HA Magnolia, I've used all 3 images on various cards now:

Celebrate Everyday

I re-sized the flower in a MS Word document, printed it out, and then colored her in with Copics.  I trimmed and adhered onto the card, I love it! Gave the look a very simple, classic design.

Off to do some more yummy stamping and then run some errands.  Catch you all later!! Hope you have a beautiful day!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Santa and I

Hey all, I don't have any cards to show you yet, but here is a fun photo of Chris with Santa, he asked Santa for an X-box this was a very lengthy whisper into Santa's ear, so I'm sure he added more than one wish. ;)

(Professional Photo Credit: Cherry Hill Photo)

Enjoy! I'll be back with cards at some point.

Happy Holidays everyone!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Merry Merry

Never posted this card before, it uses an old favorite of mine, the winking reindeer stamp:

Merry Merry

Oh goodness, it's so hard to remember details from an older card, but it was for a color challenge...forest green, cherry red, and chocolate brown? Something like that.  Very straighforward design.  Hope you like it.

Last week of school for the little one and also one of the COLDEST weeks thus far this winter...brrrr...I'm really bracing myself for the cold.   Enjoy the final weeks up til Christmas, so exciting, isn't it?  I love it more for the kids though, it really is a treat to see children excited for the holidays!

Thursday, December 8, 2011


I have a non-holiday card to share today.....I knew I wanted to work a card around this pretty silhouette image, and I like how the design turned out!

That silhouette is actually a sticker from October Afternoon and so is the journaling tag and the pink scallop doily.  The sentiment is Ali Edwards.  The heart shaped pendant jewel is from Prima and the button is also OA.

Overall, I think this is one my most favorite cards I've created this past month!  I hope you are all enjoying the holiday preparations as much as I am!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Journaling Book

I've been spending a lot of time making journaling books, memory books, mini albums, you name it....time is precious and precariously short - I've been finding as I get I've been trying to document as much of my son's life as I can...most of the albums center around him, but....every once-in-a-while I will make an album just for me:

joy journaling book

Something that is mine that I can just jot down things I want to remember or any random, daily thought!  Our blogs are wonderful for keeping memories!  But technology....this type of technology - should it ever go away, I would still love to have handwritten thoughts and memories documented.

joy journaling book2

So that's what I've been busy with - in between Christmas shopping and wrapping! Oh, and candy cane and chocolate munching! ;)  It's been fun!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thinking of You

Happy December!  Wow!  I've been telling a lot of people lately that I think this year went by WAY too feels kind of strange really....anyways, here's a card I made just for me:


I love blues and yellows together, I always have and thought this was a fun design to work with!  I used some pretty papers and chipboard pieces from Basic Grey's Picadilly line.  The sentiment is Hero Arts/Sizzix. 

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics.
Patterned Paper, Chipboard scallop, and corners: Basic Grey.
Flowers: Prima.
Buttons: Fancy Pants.
Pearls: Martha Stewart.
Butterfly die from Lin.
Markers: Tombo.
Sentiment: Hero Arts/Sizzix combo.