Monday, January 31, 2011

Fruity goodness

I know, it's January, and I am very impatient for Spring and Summer to get here....very. :) If you lived with me for just a day, you would know that I'm not a fan of cold weather, rain, mud, coats, sweaters, scarves, and thick socks, lol....I just want to wear shorts and flip flops all day long. So this card makes me happy and quenches my need for some cool treats:

So fresh Summertime

Especially watermelon!! Oh, and Guava and Mango. I love Guava and lots of international fruits too! Sweet Lychees filled with ice in a glass sounds good too...oh boy, I'm getting hungry!


Hero Arts:
CL442 - Simply the Best.
S5471 - Large Flower Pattern.
Paper: Neenah Solar White Cs.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink.
Copic Markers.
Spellbinders Nestabilities.
Memento Dandelion and Black Ink.
Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Stencil flower in pink

Just a card with a pretty little flower for me today:

Simply the best

The sentiment is from this fruit stamp set called Simply the Best. The curvy look on the bottom of the card, I just free-hand cut with my scissors.

Hero Arts:
CL442 - Simply the Best.
CG194 - Stencil Flower.

Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye and October Afternoon.
Memento Black Ink.
Copic Markers.
Versafine Onyx Black.
PTI Cardstock.
May Arts Ribbon.
Prima Flowers.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Feels like home...

I got to play with some fun stickers and die-cuts last night...can you believe stickers have made such a comeback in the crafty world these days...they are truly the rage and are so versatile. Here is a little living room I created with all stickers and minimal stamping:

Doodlebug Living Room

I also created this card using some Echo Park papers and made the 'outside' scenery of a home.

Tall house


Supplies: Hero Arts, Doodlebug Designs - Welcome Home Collection, Echo Park - Little Girl Collection, Papertrey Ink cardstock and ribbon.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Angelic Pink

Hi there! I wanted to make a very simple wedding card, as simple as can be and using lots of white:

Congrats Soft Pink Wedding

The frame is from this set called Congrats, and I used the leaf stamp from Papertrey Ink.

I finished it off with one tiny rose, a few pearls and itty bits of glossy accents scattered here and there.

Thanks for peeking!

Supplies: Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, Prima, Neenah Solar White Cs, Memento and Versafine Inks, Glossy Accents.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Girl Silhouette

Hello....I'm in a lavender mood today :)

Love Vintage


Hero Arts, Bo Bunny, Making Memories, Paper Reverie, Jenni Bowlin, Prima, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Versafine and Memento Inks, Cuttlebug, White Doily, Papertrey Ink.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Peeking flowers

Just another little, happy card for me today:

happy summer flower trio

I'm using some older stamps that I just adore, it's nice to dig in your stash and find the lovelies that are buried deep, you'd be surprised how many stamps you actually have by cleaning a little. ;)

I used up some whimsical papers from Bo Bunny and My Little Shoebox....and do you see that tiny arched scallop circle....I used a scallop shear from Fiskars instead of my C-Bug....I didn't even remember I had that!


Supplies: Hero Arts, Bo Bunny, My Little Shoebox, Bazzill Basics, Fiskars, Prima, Making Memories, Copic Markers, Versafine, Memento, Neenah Solar White Cs, Glossy Accents, Ranger.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Dream Big...

Hello world....I've been super, super busy as of are you all doing? I will need to catch up on all of your blogs this week...we are having beautiful weather here and thought I'd use some cheerful and happy colors on my card to reflect the sun and warmth we're having:

Dream Big and Reach High

The cute little papers are from My Little Shoebox, check them out if you've never seen their papers. The stamps are from LAD's Dream Big and Fanciful Flourishes sets.


Supplies: Lizzie Anne Designs: Dream Big and Fanciful Flourishes, My Little Shoebox, EK Success, Bazzill Basics, Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink, Neenah White Solar CS, Versafine, Memento, and Copic Markers.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Little puppy

I needed a sweet and charming little card, something very understated for a friend who could use a smile:

sitting here thinking of you

I thought this design would be perfect for her. I paired some images from this set called Whimsical Houses with a sentiment from this set called Wish you were here.

Hope your day is wonderful!

Hero Arts:
CL480 - Wish you were here.
CL484 - Whimsical Houses.

Papertrey Ink cardstock.
Round corner punch.
Small scallop punch - EK Success.
Versafine Onyx Black Ink.
Copic Markers.
Memento Black Ink.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Flower Wreath

Hi there...feels good to blog again after several days away...I've been busy working on some cards for publication calls again. I stopped submitting for about a year-and-a-half ago....but am now motivated to submit again, yay! Wish me luck, hope some fruition will come out of it.

Anyhoo, in the meantime, here is a card I can show you, just a fun one using the Flower Wreath:

flower wreath


Hero Arts:
S5491 - Flower Wreath.
CL176 - Full of Sunshine.
S4878 - Old Letter Writing.
PS569 - Sunshine Folded notecards.

Versafine Onyx Black Ink.
Copic Markers.
Memento Inks: Cantaloupe and Black.
PTI cardstock.
Silk ribbon.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

On a whim...

Hi! A fun card for me today...this makes me smile:

Whimsical Houses

Every bit of this card is paper pieced...something I should do more often, so fun! It was made from this set called Whimsical Houses.

Makes me want to go take a stroll in my neighborhood, get some fresh air! Enjoy, hope your day has been good.

Hero Arts: CL484 - Whimsical Houses.
Papers: October Afternoon, My Mind's Eye - Fine and Dandy/True Blue, Doodlebug Designs, and other misc. pp's.
Round corner punch.
Neenah Solar White Cs.
Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

For my sweet mom...

Today is my Mom's Birthday and I wanted to make her something pretty....she loves lavender, she loves all colors really but lavender sparks a favorite in her eye:

HB Butterfly Flowers2

It's really hard for me to choose from all of my flower stamps which one I want to stamp for her....I have TONS of favorite floral stamps. I decided to use this new one called Butterfly Flowers. Love the delicate arch of the flowers and bending of the leaves.

The rest of the design is pretty straightforward, enjoy!

Hero Arts:
CL490 - Sending Smiles Message.
PS619 - Floral Layering Papers.
CG245 - Classic Fabric Design.
H5489 - Butterfly Flowers.

Memento Inks.
Prima Flower.
Spellbinders Nestabilities.
Copic Markers.
Silk Ribbon.
Die Cut label from Marilyn.
Neenah Solar White Cs.
Glossy Accents.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Hello Bike

A little bike card for today using some of my fav pp's:

hello bike

Hope you enjoy!

Hero Arts: CG295 - Bicycles (3), and CL488 - Congrats.
Versafine Onyx Black Ink.
The Girl's Paperie.
PTI Cardstock and ribbon.
October Afternoon.
Memento Grape Jelly and Rosebud Inks.
EK Success.
My Mind's Eye - Fine and Dandy - Tickled Pink Bling.
Making Memories - Paper Reverie - Noir.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

What better way to start off the New Year than to make some fun and happy flower cards....this flower I've used is so darling....

Hand drawn flower1

It's the Hand Drawn Small Flower and it's a cutie! It is perfect for these mini, 4 x 4's that I made and will be sending out soon to friends. They are great for coloring away and sticking onto some simple cards. I made 5 of these in varying shades of lavender, baby blue, light pink, apple green, and tangerine.

Hope the flowers make you happy and will bring a good start to your New Year!

Hero Arts:
S5471 - Large Flower Pattern.
F5493 - Hand Drawn Small Flower.
CG286 - 3 Leaves.
AF181 - Poppy Ink.
CL490 - Sending Smiles.
PS597 - Carnation Layering Papers.
PS602 - Grass Layering Papers.
PS605 - Cerulean Layering Papers.

Tim Holtz Ink - Tumbled Glass.
Memento Inks: Black, Pear Tart, Angel Pink, Lulu Lavender.
Versafine Onyx Black.
Copic Markers.
Neenah Solar White Cardstock.
Glossy Accents.
PTI Cardstock.