Thursday, October 25, 2012

Hello Sunshine so glad to see you

A card today using TT stamps, Hero Arts stamps and embellies, and pretty papers from DCWV.  I colored in the flower with  my copics:

Hello Sunshine

I love pretty blues mixed in with light browns and this design was a very classic, traditional look with the image stamped on a die cut and placed over a horizontal ribbon tie.  A few matching colored pearls finishes off the look.

Hope you are all having a great day!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

How I wish....

............we could forward thru Fall and Winter and just have Spring? Lol....did you know we are still having exceptionally nice weather over here in my parts.....yesterday was 90's and today was 80's.  The colors on this card make me feel the warmth lately:

spring pebbles

And you know how I love flowers and pastel colors.....I know I am a strange one for disliking cold temps....but that is just how I I'm treasuring every last bit of the sun this week or maybe the rest of the month? Yay!!

Woodchip button: My Mind's Eye.
Yellow patterned paper: Webster's Pages.
Purple patterned Paper: Webster's Pages.
Neenah Solar White.
Pink pp: Pebbles.
Orange PP: Teresa Collins.
EK Success corner rounder.
Layered flower stickers: Pebbles.
"spring" letter stickers: Webster's Pages.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Just popping in to share a quick vintagey card that I like, my favorite is the floral trim and the rose image, do you like vintage?  I fell in love with it a few yrs. back.  I'll be honest, I wasn't always a fan of vintage, took me awhile to like the look of it.


Keeping this short and sweet, gotta run off now for a few hours! Hope your day is good!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Hello Friend

Just sharing a quick sketch card I made a while ago for a March submission call, a little more soothing colors on this than my last card, some mauve and greens mixed together:

hello friend rose tag

The pretty rose sticker is from Carta Bella, I only have a few of their products!  Hope your day is going well, happy Monday!

Brown floral paper: My Mind's Eye.
"Hello Friend" Tag: Pebbles.
Green pp: Teresa Collins.
Cardstock: Bazzill.
Rose sticker: Carta Bella.
Journaling tag: Carta Bella.
Rhinestone Medallion: Teresa Collins.

Sunday, October 14, 2012


Watch out! This is a really bright card, you might want to put on your sunglasses!  I love combining bold black and yellow, it's like looking at a fun little bumblebee. :)


I'm trying to use up all of my patterned papers and 6 x 6 pads.  I think I have more paper than stamps now!  Gotta get a handle on using everything before I buy more.  I've been very good and have not purchased new stuff in a while, yay!  Hope you are enjoying your Sunday!  Have a good one!

Patterned Papers: My Mind's Eye.
Black and yellow cardstock: Bazzill.
White flower: Recollections.
Doily: Wilton.
Ribbon: Michael's.
Tag: Michael's.
Decorative scissors: Fiskars.
Letters stickers: Doodlebug Designs.

Friday, October 12, 2012

You are so sweet

Using up my little chipboard pieces, patterned papers, and stickers on this card here. Orange and pink were the go-to colors:

you are so sweet

I must get to bed now or at least try, lol! Seriously have a busy weekend scheduled!  Hope you all have a good one!! Night!

Pink letter stickers: Webster's Pages.
Patterned Papers: My Mind's Eye.
Flower chipboard: My Mind's Eye/The Sweetest Thing.
Gems/pearls: Teresa Collins.
Bazzill cardstock.
'So Sweet' Chipboard: My Mind's Eye.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Hello Friend

It took me a while but I finally jumped on the washi tape wagon, and I must say it's loads of fun!!  I've made several cards with different types from diff. manufacturers.  I don't like the look of some, so that has been disappointing, but these tapes from MME is my fave to date:

hello friend decorative tape

Very simple card and the tape is lovely against a white background.  It's really hit or miss, some tapes look good on the roll but I've been disappointed once I apply it to paper......then other times, some tapes don't look that great, but once you put it onto paper, the colors really shine through, so it's very strange, have you had that experience or is it just me and I'm going crazy??  Sometimes I won't buy too much since I'm afraid what the color will look like once on paper.

Decorative tape: My Mind's Eye/The Sweetest Thing.
Accordion flowers: Crate Paper.
Neenah Solar White.
Transparency letters: Little Yellow Bicycle.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Life is beautiful

You know how much I love purple, right? And mixed in with some greens, and light yellows....and ofcourse, delicious papers from Webster's Pages....makes it easy to throw together a little shabby kind of a card:

life is beautiful

The scalloped chipboard and sentiment chipboard is from My Mind's Eye.    Hope you all have a fabby day!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Black and Blue

I've done a few cards with this color combo before and I must admit, I think these two colors are unique together, do you like it?

your love fills my heart

I love taking this Hero Arts floral stamp and stamping it in plain black ink right on top of a very pale black and white patterned paper.  That's all I did was a partial stamping on 2 ends of the card.  Matted the paper onto several sheets of black, blue, and white cardstock, and I was finished.

The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday.  And I coordinated a matching ribbon for the blue paper. Now that I look at it more closely, I think I should have moved the sentiment just a tad more to the left.  Oh well.

That's it for me tonight.  Hope you had a great day!

Monday, October 8, 2012

A kid friendly card

I have to say October Afternoon is one of my fav companies when it comes to cute little chipboards and colorful, coordinating letters and papers:

Fun times

The chipboards, letters, and patterned papers is from an older line called Sidewalks! Too cute, hah? Hope you're having a great day!

Cardstock: Neenah Kraft.
Boy on Bicycle chipboard: October Afternoon.
Patterned Papers: October Afternoon.
Letter stickers: October Afternoon.
Round corner punch: EK Success.

You're so sweet

Happy Monday Morning!  A very bright card for today. This card theme was for a sketch using 3 different colors and one element:

Youre so sweet SC AUG

It was published in the August issue of CARDS.  Do you like to work with sketches?  I love sketches, they are so fun and get your mind working!

Enjoy your week everyone!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Playing with ribbon

The theme for this card was to use ribbon.  So I took some of this pretty lace, crocheted ribbon from Maya Road and made a little flower:


I measured how big I wanted the flower to be and started a base from the bottom....and just twisted the lace around, and around until I reached the top center.  That's where I added the small, white flower to complete the look.

Fun card to make and the color scheme is one I normally don't go for but thought it was interesting to experiment with, glad I did!   What are you doing for World Card Making Day tomorrow?  I don't think I'll be creating this weekend at all, will be out and about on the road,  but hope you all get to make a card or two!!


Cardstock: Neenah Solar White.
Patterned Papers: Echo Park.
Ruffled lace trim for flower: Maya Road.
Alpha thickers: American Crafts.
Scalloped edge punch: EK Success.
Small pearls: Martha Stewart.
Large and medium pearls: K & Company.
Small white flower: Maya Road.
Blue rose: Prima.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Owlways & Forever

A little card here today for all of my owl peeps!!  And I know I have a lot of friends who love owls.....I always think of them when I am out and about shopping and I see owl mugs, pillows, silverware, coin purses, t-shirts, pens, pencils, name it....

Owlways and forever

That owl sticker is one of many stickers from Doodlebug's collection called 'doodle-pops'.  They are so cute and come in all different shapes and themes.

The sentiment is from a My Cute Stamps set that I've owned for a while.  Love their products!  Hope you enjoy the card!  See you.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A September favorite of mine

Just sharing a card that was published in the September issue of CARDS.  This was one of my favs that I submitted, I was happy how it turned out:

Happiness is u grandmother

And here's what it looked like in the September 2012 issue:
(Photo credit: Northridge Publishing).

I have been sick for about a month now, more known about by my husband and my mom than anyone else really.  I have been weak lately but life must go on, right? Still must be a mom.  Anyways, trying to rest my body but can't seem to avoid the internet....BAD me!  So, I better rest a little or a lot!

If you see me online, pls. tell me to get off and go rest! :))

Have a great day/week everyone!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Ho Ho Santa and a Layout

Another little holiday card for me today and a multiple photo layout documenting Christmas:


Are you in the mood for Christmas yet?  My boy has already given me his Birthday gift list for his b-day next month and has given me a partial Christmas list!  You see how early things work in our house? ;))

oh the joy

Have a great day and stay cool wherever you are!  Enjoy!