Sunday, January 29, 2012

Flower Lady Vintage

Black and yellow is a lovely combination to play with and I sometimes find these two colors 'mysterious' when combined. ;)  Do you like to play with black and yellow or no?

Hello Vintage

I used the Flower Lady Stamp and turned it into a vintage type of card.  The yellow background stamp is called Artistic Circles.  And the sentiment is from this set called Say it All.  The yummy black and brown patterned papers are My Mind's Eye.  Enjoy!

Hope you have a beautiful start to your Monday!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mimi is thinking....

I've been wanting to play with some dolls for a while now, PB dolls, TGF, Hero Arts dolls, etc. I like them, they are sweet and fun to color in.  Today, I'm playing with little Mimi:

bonjour mimi

She makes me happy and I paired her with a sentiment from Hero Arts.

Stamps: Hero Arts (G5563 - Just Thinking of You). Penny Black (4149H - bonjour!).
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Copic Markers.
EK Success.
Patterned Papers: Echo Park.
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
Pearls: K & Company and Martha Stewart.

Monday, January 23, 2012

"Punch" Happy

Here's an early peek into one of my very first Spring time themed cards.  I can imagine you can change the sentiment a little and this could also be a cute little critter/woodland animals themed card too:

Hoppy Day

This card was so, so fun to make! For the bunny, I used a circle punch and decided it would be faced backwards with its little tail sticking out.  Lots of cotton used for that tail.

Enjoy your week!

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics.
Patterned Papers: My Mind's Eye.
Pearls: Martha Stewart.
Small and medium circle punch: Fiskars.
Scallop edge punch: EK Success.
Alpha letter stickers: Echo Park.
Q-tip cotton balls for the tail.

Hello Flower

Happy Chinese New Year to all of my family and friends who are celebrating today!  So in light of this holiday, thought I'd incorporate some red into my card for good luck:

Hello flower

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink.
Stamps: Hero Arts (CG422 - Zig Zag) and (CG429 - Hello Flower).
Brown and cream paper: Recollections.
Ribbon: Michael's.
Copic Markers.
Memento Tuxedo Black.
Red ink: Jenni Bowlin.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Yellow Butterfly

My card for today, it uses this combination set of stamps and an embossing folder too called Collage Background:

friend yellow butterfly

I received this set through the Hero Arts Publication Incentive program.  Have you heard about that? So easy...and fun too!  Simply have a card published in a magazine using Hero Arts products, and email them with a scan of your published card.  The more you use Hero Arts stamps and get published, the more goodies you get to choose from.   Fun for everyone!  Hope you are rounding out your weekend!

Background stamp and embossing folder: Hero Arts/Sizzix.
Pink roses: Prima.
White rose: Maya Road.
Yellow cardstock: Bazzill Basics.
Neenah Solar White.
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
Copic Markers.
Cuttlebug Machine for the embossing folder.
Eyelid pearls: K & Company.
Round pearls: Hero Arts.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Saying 'love you' with Pebbles

You won't be seeing too many Valentine's cards from me, I'm just not a huge Valentine card maker, but I will show you the few that I have.  I normally will have fast forwarded to Spring time already!  My favorite season to start off the year!  But here is a very mini, love card:

love you

It's tiny and it's cute.  Almost all the products are from Pebbles, Inc., including the pp's, and the stickers.  Only the large white flower is Martha Stewart. 

Doily is from Wilton.  Neenah Solar White is the card base.
Have a fabulous weekend!

Carly's Self Portrait Challenge

So I thought I'd do something fun here today, I wanted to participate in Carly Robertson's Self Portrait Challenge.  Do you know or visit Carly's site? Well, you should, she is a mom and card maker extraordinaire and you'll love her work!  Go see the amazing things she makes and her awesome photography!

So her challenge is for you to take a self portrait.... :) ask me that about 10 years ago and I would have said, "Sure!"  "Go for it!"  For I loved to be in front of the camera back then, but now, move ahead to the present time.... and at almost 42 years of age, I love to simply be behind the camera and focus on my son, my cards, and my food only!

So here are a few photos I took of myself, SANS make-up...ha!  I dare you to take a photo of yourself without make-up! ;) We all know make-up makes everyone look fantastic!  But to see the real you, au naturale!  The everyday, you!

Self Portrait Challenge by Carly2

Leaning against a wall:

Self Portrait Challenge by Carly

Last one:

Self Portrait Challenge by Carly3

Fun, fun!  I'm way behind on her photography challenges! By the way, I took these with my iPhone 4s.  I am experimenting with something on my phone, so much more to experiment with! I hope you enjoy and I would love to see YOUR self portrait!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


I was in the mood to get my markers out and color.......and if you want a lot to color then THIS image is perfect for that:


Keeping it simple! In addition to the green and pink, the light purple in the background is called "Heath". 

Stamps: Hero Arts.
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics and Neenah Solar White.
Pearl: K & Company.
Markers: Copics.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black.
Corner rounder: Marvy.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Life is better with you in it

Life is better with you in it

Sharing one of the very few Valentine's cards that I made a while ago for's funny, looking back, I made this card 6 months ago in the Summer of 2011, when it was probably a blistering 90 degree day and I thought, "Wow, Valentine's is really far away."  And here we are.......2012.   I used all Victoria Gardens from Echo Park to include patterned papers, a journaling card and a journaling sentiment.

The big doily is from Little Yellow Bicycle.  The rose flower was also patterned paper and I just simply cut out the flower.

Have a beautiful day!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

happy home

If you are looking for the 2012 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop, please go HERE

Today's card is one I haven't posted yet, it's a fun card using stickers.  Do you love stickers, die-cuts, and chipboards? They are so popular in card making nowadays:

happy home

I think they make a card look fun with a little bit of whimsy and dimension! Enjoy and here are the parts I used:

Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Patterned Paper: Bazzill Basics.
House sticker: Doodlebug Designs.
Tree sticker: Basic Grey.
Corner rounder: EK Success.
Sun: I think (October Afternoon, sorry, I forgot).
'Home' sentiment: October Afternoon.
'happy' sentiment: Hero Arts.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

2012 Hero Arts Catalog Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to Day 2 of the Hero Arts Hostess Blog Hop featuring new stamps from the 2012 Catalog! I am your first stop of the day.  If you missed Day 1 and would like to start from the very beginning, please go to the Hero Arts Blog to begin.   Let's get started right away with my projects.

On this card, I used a beautiful floral cling stamp called Etched Flowers (CG430) and the sentiment is from this set called Good Friends (CL578):

HA Hop Card2

My second card uses this flower wooden stamp called Fleurettes (K5597) and the sentiment is from this set called Say it All (CL574):

HA Hop Card1

I hope you enjoyed the cards!  Please note:

Hero Arts will be awarding prizes from randomly drawn comments.  For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on ANY day, including each day's starting post at the Hero Club Blog.  The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning!

If you find a broken link, you'll find a master list of the hop links at the Hero Club Blog.  Also, please report broken links to Tami.

Your next stop on the blog hop is the very talented Judy Jung....take it away Judy!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Oh my, what big eyes you have!

Isn't this owl a hoot? I guess it's a 'he' since I colored him in brown.  I'll have to color it in pink next time I want the owl to be a 'she':

Have a fantastic day owl

The owl is called Big Eyes, and the sentiment is from this set called Good Friends. He's cute, I like him!

Keeping this short, hope you enjoy!

Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee.
Corner rounder: EK Success.
Stamps: Hero Arts.
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Versafine Onyx Black.
Pearls: Martha Stewart.
Markers: Copics.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Let's go shopping!

Thought I'd start off the year with a super fun card, so girly and it has some paper piecing on it:

style is eternal

Cute and fun! This would have been me about 15 years ago, I was such THE clothes person.  That's all I did and fashion was just about it for forward to now and funny how things is of no importance to me now....just! 

Such a great Hero Arts/Sizzix set for a girlfriend...girl's night out or even a birthday, or wedding shower card?

Enjoy your day!

Stamps and Dies: Hero Arts/Sizzix.
Patterned Papers: Crate Paper and October Afternoon.
EK Success scallop punch.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink.
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.