Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Guest Designing for Tiffany Doodles

Hi all! I'm here today to share some cards with you from Tiffany Doodles newest release due out on Friday, the 1st of July. I'll be previewing 3 cards today and will have a few cards next week as well.

Let's get started with this card made using a digital set called Shells:

I layered the individual shells and made a little beach scene with a blue, light mustard and brownish color combo. The sentiment is computer generated, thought it was very quaint and made for a serene thought!

This next one I used only one of the shells and re-sized it larger for this
shabby, kind of eccentric collage look:

I think this would be fun to make a pocket fold and insert photos into it for a summertime album! These would be really pretty images to use for a summer, scrapbook layout as well.

My last card features these adorable images called Curly Labels:

CurlyBee and CurlyLabels
I decided for this card to go with a 'cute' theme and paper pieced the labels
and then colored in the little bee.

Hope you've enjoyed my projects, remember, all of these sets will be available
in the Tiffany Doodles STORE on Friday, July 1, 2011. So go take a look HERE to see some projects from Tiffany's DT members!!

Hope you will join me next week as I share with you more cards for another
Tiffany Doodles release! See you then!

Digi images: Shells and Curly Labels by Tiffany Doodles.

Friday, June 24, 2011


I've been making a lot of fun cards with a new love....always good to have something new to dive into, these are all mostly Pebbles, Inc. papers and embellies, so yummy!



Warning - lots of felt layered birds here:


Some love birds:


I did use some Doodlebug on this last card....I hope you enjoy...

I will make time to visit you all soon, it seems I have just enough time to craft, blog, then I'm off running 2 of summer vacay and it's already crazy with outdoor activities! Water squirt guns that are supposed to be outside ONLY, and yet somehow the inside of my house is and summertime....the madness has just started. ;)

Felt and sticker birds, flowers, dimensional stickers, patterned papers, frames, and alpha letter stickers: Happy Go Lucky and Floral Lane by Pebbles, Inc.
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Scalloped sticker trim: Doodlebug Designs.
Doily: Little Yellow Bicycle.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Be happy butterfly

A sweet little card for my day, I must admit, a few years ago, you may not have seen me use fabric chipboards or fabric stickers all that much, but they've become so popular now!


Quick, easy, and so fun to use! And they have a bit of texture too!

Flower: Kaisercraft.
Fabric Chipboard sentiment and butterfly: Little Yellow Bicycle.
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Patterned Papers: Lime Twist/Life of the Party by My Mind's Eye.
Round corner punch and scallop punch: EK Success.
Glittered frame: Colorbok.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Echo Park Papers

Hey there, I have 2 new layouts to share using all Echo Park yummies....this one I made and gave away as a gift:

Thank You 2011

This silly one I will keep just for me to hang here at the house:

sweet charmer2

There is a long story about why his picture in the 2nd layout is cut around his body...LOL...not going to go into the details, but let's just say this: as crafters, we improvise, and I did! ;)

Patterned Paper: Summer Days and Playground by Echo Park.
Some flower and bird stickers: Little Yellow Bicycle.
Letter Thickers: American Crafts.
Border scallop punch: EK Success.
Hearts, small flowers, banner, and balloon stickers: Echo Park.
Tiny alpha letters: Echo Park.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Smiley flowers

Playing with some new Lawn Fawn Stamps today:

Flower Vase OTM2

The flower vase stamp and sentiment is from this set called On the Mend! Isn't it cute, click on the link to check it out.

Stamps: On the Mend by Lawn Fawn Stamps.
Patterned Paper: Lime Twist/Hapy Go Lucky by My Mind's Eye.
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Markers: Copics.
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black and Memento Tuxedo Black.
Ribbon: Plum Pudding by Papertrey Ink.
Round corner punch and scallop border edge: EK Success.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

An old favorite...

You ever have a favorite set or many favorite sets that are oldies, but goodies? Ones that you turn to time and again when you need something quick? This rose does it all the time when I need an ultra quick and very feminine card:

Connie Thank You

The sentiment and ribbon is also Papertrey Ink and the papers are My Mind's Eye.

Colored in the flower and leaves, trimmed and popped on the card, I also made a scalloped bottom edge for some fun.

Thanks for looking, I'll have 2 brand new layouts to share with you soon.

Stamps and ribbon: Papertrey Ink.
Patterned Papers: Lush Pink by My Mind's Eye.
Scallop border punch: EK Success.
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black and Memento Tuxedo Black.
Markers: Copics.
Diamond Stickles.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


A fun card I finished up today, hard to see, but there is some yummy, perfect pearl mist on the background stamping and on the butterfly. All the stamps were inked up with Tim Holtz's Distress Stain Inks:

Thinking of You Butterfly and Print


Hero Arts/Basic Grey:
CL529 - Friendship Frames.
CG328 - Butterflies and Print/Out of Print Collection.
CG330 - Flower Dot Pattern/Out of Print Collection.
Cardstock: Fine Linen by Papertrey Ink.
Distress Stain Inks: Tim Holtz.
Perfect Pearls Mist: Ranger.
Patterned Paper: Luscious Pink by My Mind's Eye.
Ink: Versafine Onyx black.
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 18.
Eclectic Buttons: Portrait Collection by Crate Paper.
Round corner punch: EK Success.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tropical Drink Card Holders for Teachers

Whoooo......I can feel Summer in the air...I hope!! It is sunny and beautiful today.....ok, so I finished up my teacher's cards but I wanted a little something, something to go along with the cards....this is a super economical way to attach your handmade cards and it's FUN! Since the end of school signifies summer time, I knew what I was going to do when I saw these cute little drink cups:

Tropical Drinks Teachers Gift

They are plastic, which is a 'thumbs-up' in my book! Run and go get them at Michael's!! The stamp I used was from Hero Arts' Simply the Best, it is actually a watermelon, so stamp it in yellow on yellow cardstock and, voila, you instantly have a 'lemon' slice! Or stamp in black and color in yellow.

Tropical Drinks Teachers Gift2

Assembly time takes a while but the difficulty level is pretty much ZERO!

Take your cup and fill inside with goodies/candy.
Insert straw and umbrella (handmake or store bought).
Insert your handmade card into a clear plastic bag.
Using matching twine color, clip a hole at the top of the bag, insert twine and tie the clear bag around the straw.
Attach lemon slice on cup - TIP: use glossy accents to hold down the lemon so it won't fall off.

Tropical Drinks Teachers Gift3


Stamps: CL442 - Simply the Best by Hero Arts.
Patterned Paper: Summer Days and Dots & Stripes by Echo Park.
Ink: Jenni Bowlin.
(4) plastic drinking cups.
Assorted twine: blue, pink, orange, and green.
Umbrella and straws.
Clear bags.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Pretty Petals

Hey, how is everyone doing? Busy weekend for me, but I finally finished up 5 teachers/aides cards. I decided to do a little mix and match and make them all different! I'm only going to show you one as I didn't have time to photograph the others:

Pretty Petals2

The pretty flower is from this digi stamp called Pretty Petals from Tiffany Doodles. The sentiment is from this set called Daisy Label. I think on 4 out of the 5 cards, I used the Pink Paislee patterned papers, isn't that crazy, I'm truly addicted to their pp's!


Digi Stamp: Pretty Petals by Tiffany Doodles.
Sentiment Stamp: CG320 by Hero Arts.
Patterned Papers: Butterfly Garden Collection by Pink Paislee.
Pearls: Melissa Frances.
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink and Neenah Solar White.
Markers: Copics.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Cute Birdy Hugs

Hey all, my 2nd post for today...wheeee...I have a little downtime right now, so figured I would play as much as I can before life goes crazy again. ;)

Cute bird wings

For this card, I used this very sweet set called Cute Birdy Hugs from Tiffany Doodles. Isn't this an adorable image? I wanted to make the image appear like it was extending off the nestie, so I de-constructed it by printing it out 3 times...once on yellow paper and twice on white paper....and putting it all back together. The birdie was colored in with copics and then adhered onto the yellow cardstock.

This was so fun and I love that birdie!

Digi stamp: Cute Birdy Hugs by Tiffany Doodles.
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Lacey Ovals.
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White. Lemon Tart and Hawaiian Shores by Papertrey Ink.
Markers: Copics.
Patterned Paper: 5 & Dime by October Afternoon.
Round corner punch: EK Success.

Sitting here thinking of you...

What do you think of these colors, I kinda like it...the darkness of the deer combined with caramel (TH's Wild Honey), a touch of pale pink, a bolder pink, and then deep orange:


Sending this off to a gal who could use a hug! :) Hope you all have a wonderful day....

Digi Stamp: Deer by Pink Cat Studio.
Sentiment stamp: CL480 by Hero Arts.
Die: Labels 18 - Spellbinders Nestabilities.
Cardstock: Fine Linen by Papertrey Ink. Neenah Solar White.
Handmade clay flower given to me by Ivy.
Distress Ink: Wild Honey by Tim Holtz.
Patterned Paper: Butterfly Garden by Pink Paislee.
Markers: Copics.
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black.

Ribbon: Berry Sorbet by Papertrey Ink.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Too early for Christmas?

A shaped, x-mas card to share with was the perfect excuse for me to use these yummy papers from Echo Park called Dots & Stripes:

Joy Snowman2

The cute little polka-dotted, powder blue paper makes a nice snowy scenery! The snowman is called Joy Snowman from Jane's Doodles. I used the Labels 20 Spellbinders Die for the card base. I'm always cutting something off from the original die shape itself, in this case, I snipped off the top and bottom curve. Just makes it fun!

Digi Stamp: Joy Snowman from Jane's Doodles.
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black.
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Patterned Paper: Dots & Stripes by Echo Park.
Markers: Copics.
Diamond Stickles.
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels 20.


How does the saying go?

....Red roses mean love.....yellow roses mean friendship? Well, these two owls look totally in love! And I was going to color in the roses and the hearts red, but instead decided to make them sweet friendship owls and colored the rose and hearts yellow. :)
Friendship Owls

Enjoy the card, I'm going to go lay down and just pass out, have had very little sleep....sick little boy in the house...catch up with you all later!

Digital Stamp: Owl Couple by Pink Cat Studio.
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White and Papertrey Ink.
Sentiment Stamp: Papertrey Ink.
Patterned Paper: Emma's Shoppe by Crate Paper. Lime Twist/Fly-A-Kite by My Mind's Eye.
Markers: Copics.
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Versafine Onyx Black.
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities.
Die cutting tool: Cuttlebug.
Scallop punch and round corner punch: EK Success.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Love Birds

Ah....I couldn't resist playing with some more digi's today...I think I'm addicted!! And you know I love the fact that obtaining digi's are so fast, you get them right away, they are less, less expensive and you can re-size them any way you's like, what the heck took me so long to dive into them? :)


This cute little tree is called Love Birds on Swing also from Pink Cat Studio. The Deer image was much bigger so I re-sized it pretty tiny so that it would look reasonable against the tree.

Too cute! The sentiment is from an older Hero Arts set called Hello Birdie, it is one of my very first HA stamp sets ever.

Digi Stamps: Love Birds on Swing and Deer by Pink Cat Studio.
Sentiment stamp: CL177 by Hero Arts.
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black and Memento Tuxedo Black.
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels 10.
Die Cutting Tool: Cuttlebug.
Markers: Copics.
Double sided adhesive tape.
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Let's Chill.....with CRABS!

This is something really fun that I finished up for my son, so thought I'd share. In school, they are learning about animals and their habitats, whether in the ocean, desert, or forest. For their end-of-year project, they are to research one animal and make its habitat in a 'shoe box' container. A brief, 2 paragraph report is to be written and read in front of the class as well.

When Chris chose a CRAB as his animal, we were excited to get to work using this Hero Arts set called Let's Chill:

C Animal Habitat Project

I chose the palm tree, crab, and beach ball to decorate this ocean/beach theme. Each image was colored, trimmed, and I put glossy accents all over the palm tree. I double layered each item so it would be thick. I added a toothpick at the bottom of each image and inserted into the sand to make it stand better.

C Animal Habitat Project2

The view from the outside of the clear box:

C Animal Habitat Project3

And lastly, the little book report he will read for his classmates, this and the box will be displayed at the school's open house for all the parents and students to see.

C Animal Habitat Project4

Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it!

Stamps: CL438 - Let's Chill by Hero Arts.
Sand: Moondough.
Markers: Copics.
Glossy Accents.
Neenah Solar White Cardstock.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black.
Seashells and rocks given to me by family. :)
Kraft Cardstock.
Computer generated report.
Plastic Pyrex Container.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Pink Cat Studio Digis

Hi all! I've been playing with some of the cutest digi's from Pink Cat Studio, so fun! This first one is called Betty Holding Flowers, she is a cutie! On both of these cards, I kept them really simple!! Wanted the emphasis to be on the images and nothing else to distract it:

Betty Holding Flowers

This one uses this image called Dots and Delights: Tweet. This birdie makes me happy!

Dots and Delights Series Tweet2

I finished off each card with a simple and sweet sentiment from other favorite sets - namely Lawn Fawn and Papertrey Ink.

Pink Cat Studio Digi stamps: Betty Holding Flowers and Dots and Delights: Tweet.
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Stamps: Sophie's Sentiments by Lawn Fawn. Flutterby Friend by Papertrey Ink.
Spellbinders Nestabilities.
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Versafine Onyx Black.
Markers: Copic Markers.
Round corner punch: EK Success.
Diamond Stickles.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Shades of lavender

I've been making lots of samples with this flower stamp, inking with pads, watercolor/markers, and now with this one....I embossed in white:


Enjoy! The next time I'm back online, I'll be using a product/company you've never seen me use before, they are really cute images! See you then!

Stamp: 4155L - Flower amongst flowers by Penny Black.
Versamark Ink.
White embossing powder: Martha Stewart.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink and Neenah Solar White.
Spellbinders Nestabilities.
Flowers: Prima.
Distress inks: Milled lavender and Dusty Concord by Tim Holtz.
Ribbon: May Arts.
Gel Gems: Hero Arts.