Tuesday, October 29, 2013

sweetness noted

Hi there! I used some Anna Griffin dies today from a Cuttlebug/Cricut embossing folder and did some coloring on a favorite flower stamp:

sweetness noted

I was so in the mood for pink and green, some bright, fun colors to make this day cheerful! Hope you are all well!

Cardstock: Doodlebug Designs.
Poppy and border die: Anna Griffin/Cricut/Cuttlebug.
Oval die: Spellbinders Nestabilities.
Copic Markers.
Flower stamp: Hero Arts.
Ink: Memento Ink.
Snippets: Elle's Studio.
Large Journaling Tag: Elle's Studio.
Doily: Wilton.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

May your home be filled with the joys of the season

Playing with some more dies today....One of my first holiday cards of the season...I really hope to make more and actually send some out this year. I've failed to do holiday cards in the past years.  This one I kept really simple.  It is a large Snowflake die from Hero Arts:

may your home be filled with the joys of the season

I used two, deep blue inks for the snowflake and sponged the outer edges with a darker pink ink. Added a few pearls, a patterned paper and my sentiment.  I was going to do a fancier looking sentiment but decided to keep this really simple.

Wishing you a beautiful week ahead!

Snowflake die: Hero Arts/DI064.
Cardstock: Doodlebug Designs.
Patterned Paper: Studio Calico.
Pearls: Doodlebug Designs.
Sentiment: Hero Arts.
Inks: Tim Holtz and Versafine Onyx Black.
Corner Rounder: EK Success.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Amazing....you are...

Happy Friday, everyone! I'm a huge fan of butterflies! Butterfly anything really, as that is my 'nickname' that my mom gave me when I was little, so it's no surprise the love for butterflies will continue to be with me forever......here's a fun card I made using a butterfly die:

Amazing....you are...

The die is this one from Hero Arts. I distressed it with three different distress inks to include orange, red, and yellow.

On the inside, I stamped the words, 'you are....'  That's it for my week.  I have to get started on C's Halloween costume now. ;)) Hope you are all ready for Halloween this year!

Patterned Papers: Studio Calico/Snippets collection.
Butterfly Die: Hero Arts/DI078.
Cardstock: Paper Source.
Button: Teresa Collins.
Amazing Die cut: Teresa Collins.
Pearls: K & Company and Hero Arts.
Scallop punch: EK Success.
Distress Inks: Tim Holtz.
Round corner punch: EK Success.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

hello there, handsome

I make so many girly cards, that I forget how nice it is to make a manly card every now and then, a card that a guy might appreciate.  The colors on here reflect the autumn season that we seem to have come upon recently:

Hello there, handsome

I had some new chalk inks that I really wanted to use and the color on this leaf stamp is my new favorite brown, yummy! It shows up kind of red on this card, but it's actually a deep, rustic brown. Don't you love new and fresh inks?!


Stamp: Hero Arts.
Cardstock, buttons: American Crafts.
Ink: SEI/Cayenne.
Sentiment: Elle's Studio.
Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Follow your bliss....

When I need a really dainty card with soft, pink colors I normally reach for this sweet, flower stamp by Jane's Doodles.   I blended three different copic markers to achieve the 'pink' that I desired:

Follow your bliss

I also dug out my embossing folder today to play with.  The leaves are chipboard shapes that were originally Christmas hollies, so I trimmed them into leaves, they are from LYB.

Patterned Papers: Pebbles.
Embossing folder: Cuttlebug.
Die cutter: Cuttlebug.
Floral stamp: Jane's Doodles/Pretty Peonies.
White flower.
Pearls: K & Company.
Corner rounder: EK Success.
Sentiment Sticker: An old Making Memories set.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Love You Love You Love You

Hello Sunday! I have a little card for you today....a bit of vintage, some softness, and a silhouette stamp that I stamped directly in black onto the pp:

Love You Love You Love You

And I love doing that, the simplicity of stamping with black ink. Have a wonderful week!

Supplies used:
Patterned papers: Pink Paislee.
Exotic Bloom stamp: Hero Arts.
Simple Frame Stamp: Hero Arts.
Clay resin flower, pearls: Recollections.
Butterfly chipboards: Studio Calico.
Corner Punch: EK Success.
White cardstock: Paper Source.
Die: Classic scallop rectangles/Spellbinders.
Die cutter: Cuttlebug.
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

I'm so grateful for you...

Hello friends....I'm creating today with one of my favorite color combos...I say that about every color, don't I? :) Chocolates and Blues:

I'm so grateful for you

The papers are from BG, the floral stamp is from HA, and I threw on some other tidbits that I really love, ribbons, a stick pin, button adhesive, and some twine. Oh and, ofcourse, a doily!

Have a great day!

Patterned Papers: Basic Grey/Serenade.
Floral Stamp: Hero Arts.
Stick pin: Webster's Pages.
Cardstock: DCWV.
Twine: Doodlebug Designs.
Button adhesive: Teresa Collins.
Markers: Copics.
Glossy Accents.
Sentiment: Papertrey Ink.
Heart shaped doily: Wilton.
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black and Memento Black.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Hello There.

Sometimes I absolutely adore this word: Simplicity.....

Hello There

I needed a fun and whimsical card for today.  I hope your day is truly filled with the simplest of all joys.  Have a good one!

Mini pearls: Martha Stewart.
Cardstock: Doodlebug Designs.
Banner, sentiment, bird, and stem Stickers: Echo Park/Sweet Girl - by Lori Whitlock.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Sweetheart - Happy World Card Making Day!

Hello there! Well, I didn't think I would be able to make a card for WCMD! But I was happy to be able to sit down and put together a vintage design tonight:


I'm really trying to be a little more random and free spirited with my designs, whether it be stamping, die cutting, or just collaging together some of my favorite pieces.....one thing I'll never tire of is the use of doilies and for this card, I layered two doilies for a thicker look, folded them almost in half, and clipped them together with a wooden clip.  All pp's for the butterflies, background, and leaves were used with one paper set, so convenient! ;)

Hope you were all able to get crafty today.

Patterned Papers: Pink Paislee/London Market.
Butterfly Punch: Martha Stewart.
Rose Leaf Medium punch: Martha Stewart.
Green flower: Prima.
Doilies: Wilton.
White Cardstock: Paper Source.
Vintage Clip: Prima.
Sweetheart label sticker: Echo Park.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Have a fantastic day!

A little card for my day....love the complimentary colors of purple and yellow, one of my favorite color combos to play with:
Have a fantastic day!

Hope you're all having a wonderful start to your week!

White cardstock: Paper Source.
Patterned Papers: Basic Grey/Serenade.
Doilies: Wilton.
Hydrangea Stamp: Hero Arts.
Sentiment: Hero Arts.
Frame: Elle's Studio.
Pearls: K & Company.
Ink: Versafine Black and Memento Black.
Copic Markers.
Button: American Crafts.
Yellow flower/Yellow clay resin: Recollections.
Sticker tab: Teresa Collins.
Twine: Doodlebug Designs.
Scalloped sticker: Teresa Collins.
Solid purple cardstock: Doodlebug Designs.