Sunday, February 26, 2012

Look, Ma! No stamps!

DCWV Spring

So this card consists of all patterned papers....a new set of yummies from DCWV.  Even the butterfly is from a pp and I cut it out.  A die cut sentiment, some pearls, a few embellies, and my favorite edge puncher.

Easy peasy and it makes my heart happy!  Spring is almost here........yippee!

Cardstock: Neenah.
Patterned Papers, butterfly, sentiment: DCWV.
Pearls: Martha Stewart.
Button: My Mind's Eye.
Scallop punch: EK Success.
Green flower: Prima.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Butterfly background

A sweet little card for me today. I made this one months ago.  I've used this flower before and I like to take Tombo markers and color directly on the flower stamp:

thinking of you butterflies background

The two sets of stamps used on this card are HERE and HERE.  The butterflies were stamped with JB ink and that baby pink CS is my fave!  From Bazzill hard for me to find a pink cardstock that I like.

That's it for me today, hope you are enjoying your week!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Blooming flowers

A quick share then I have to run, a vintage-y type of card:

where flowers bloom so does hope


Sentiment: Jane's Doodles/Pretty Peonies.
Large Flower: Maya Road.
Small Roses: Prima.
Vintage die-cut card: October Afternoon.
Patterned Papers: Echo Park.
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Butterfly chipboards: Studio Calico.
Round corner punch: EK Success.
White flower: Prima.
Pearls: Hero Arts and Martha Stewart.
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

CAS Sympathy

I love keeping sympathy cards simple and understated:

With Sympathy

One focal pt. image, a sentiment, a dabble of tiny pearls and matching ribbon, and I'm pretty much done.

Hope you enjoy the card.  See you.

Stamps: Hero Arts.
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White. Bazzill Basics.
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black and Memento Tuxedo Black.
Markers: Copics.
Ribbon: Michael's.
Pearls: Martha Stewart.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hey, Chick-a-dee!

Have you been seeing signs of Spring popping up all over the internet? I certainly have, and it's making me so happy to see fun, pastel colors everywhere.  Here's a Springy card showcasing our next biggest holiday...Easter:

Yellow chickadee

I sent this in for pubs but it was not picked up.  Once again, I tried to maximize the use of my punches to create little objects out of the shapes.  For the body of the chick, I used a medium and small circle punch.

The egg shell is an oval nestie cut in half and embossed with the Cuttlebug Polka Dots embossing folder.  The fun papers are Making Memories Dilly Dally.

The sentiment is Hero Arts and there are some other fun accents on the card.  I love Spring time and Easter, one of my favorite holidays where little girls get to wear pretty dresses and all the Easter baskets are just too cute!

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink and Bazzill.
Sentiment: Hero Arts.
Clay flowers: Webster's Pages.
Buttons: My Mind's Eye.
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black.
Yellow Pearl: Hero Arts.
Black Copic Marker.
Patterned Papers: Making Memories.
Die cutting tool: Cuttlebug.
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug Polka Dots.
Ribbon: Martha Stewart.
Oval Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities.
Round corner punch and circle punch: Fiskars and EK Success.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Gentle Pink

I have tons of birthdays in Feb. and March.  I love to reach for this pretty little flower stamp by Jane's Doodles when I want to make a very girly card for a friend:

Sweet Pink Happy Birthday

I've made variations of cards with this flower, I will just show you this one.  Enjoy! I'm finally off to check out blogs now and see what you are all up to! Yay!

Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Flower and Sentiment stamp: Jane's Doodles/Pretty Peonies.
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black and Memento Tuxedo Black.
Pearls: Martha Stewart.
EK Success scallop and round corner punch.
Markers: Copics.
Patterned Papers: Dear Lizzy.
Light Pink Patterned Paper: Echo Park.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Happy Birthday

I needed a really fun and bright looking birthday card, so I chose this set to play with called Happy Birthday Cupcake:

happy birthday cupcake

Paired it with some happy looking patterned papers from Echo Park.  The fun journaling card is from a pack from Anna Griffin, love her papers!  Hope your weekend is going well!

Stamps and Dies: Hero Arts/Sizzix.
Journaling card: Anna Griffin/Carmen Collection.
Round corner punch: EK Success.
Inks: Hero Arts Shadow Ink and Versafine Onyx Black.
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Pearls: Martha Stewart.
Markers: Copic Markers.
Patterned Papers: Echo Park/Happy Days.
Die cutting tool: Cuttlebug.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Best Wishes

I think citrus orange was my favorite color in 2011, and I still love it a lot!  I colored in these flowers with a light creamy orange marker:


What's my new favorite color for 2012, oh, I don't know, how about buttery yellow?  Mmmm!

Enjoy the card!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Lace Butterflies

I thought it would be fun to make a Valentine's card that doesn't have any red on it and no hearts at all, instead, I used butterflies and lace:

heart lacey butterflies

And a tiny little felt flower......It's been so busy around here, and I'm hoping to just relax this! I laugh because I know that won't happen! ;)

See you!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

How about some blues and whites today

Thank You Flowers

I love the look of these flowers and although I love tiny little pearls, I find the very large pearls useful for some designs.

This card has a little bit of a background stamping and everything else is focused on embellishments.

Enjoy your Wednesday!

Stamps: Hero Arts.
Blue CS: Bazzill Basics.
Blue ink: Jenni Bowlin.
Large white and blue flower: Recollections.
Small blue flower: Prima.
Vellum: The Paper Company.
Pearls: K & Company.
Neenah Solar White CS.
Scallop edge: EK Success.
Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sugary Pink and Chocolate

A Valentine's Card today:

forever love

I love mixing browns and pinks together.  I'm making a ton of cards today, how about you? Are you being crafty today OR are you watching the big game here? Or maybe you are doing a little bit of both! :)

My little Shoebox, Bazzill Basics and textured, My Little Shoebox, Prima, K & Company, My Mind's Eye, Recollections, Doily from Michael's, EK Success.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Lavender Sympathy

Woot! Today is a furlough day for us, so no school! Just relaxing this morning then we'll head out later.  But before I go - just wanted to share a card I made a long time ago, don't think I've blogged this one yet:

With Sympathy lavender

I love all shades of lavender, so I stuck with that theme for the entire card.  Kind of hard to see, but I stamped a background stamp onto the embossed panel.  It's very subtle.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Stamps: Hero Arts (CL476 - With Sympathy) and (CG349 - Lotus Background).
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink and Neenah Solar White.
Ribbon: PTI - Plum Pudding.
Inks: Tsukineko (Sweet plum, grape, and lulu lavender).
Versafine Onyx Black Ink.
Embossing Folder: Floral Fantasy (Cuttlebug).
Die cut machine: Cuttlebug.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Hi! We've been having really lovely weather in my part of the world, and when good weather is here, it always makes Tif really happy!!  So when I'm happy, I like to make colorful cards like this one:

Happy Rainbow

It is simple, but I love all the colors and it makes me smile!  And we've been eating a lot of icecream too, yum! I'm trying to enjoy it before it gets cold again... ;)


Patterned Papers: Echo Park.
Neenah Solar White.
Scallop punch: EK Success.
Buttons: Fancy Pants.