Friday, December 31, 2010

Elegant Christmas

Hello! I have another Christmas card to share with you today, I LOVE how this one turned out!! I cut out my poinsettia and added some greens and popped it up with foam tape. I added pearls to the center and added some sparkle with my Sakura Stardust clear glitter pen. I never seem to be able to get the sparkle to show in my pictures though. I placed it on top of a strip of metallic silver CS that was covered with Lace and ribbon. I added more silver pearls to the centers of the diamonds on my CB'd background. Guess that about covers it, thanks for stopping by and have a Wonderful New Year!!

~ Challenges ~
Paper Sundaes ~ Cut it out
Charisma Cardz ~ Pearls & Lace
Stamp TV Top 10 year end Challenges ~ Adding Glitter with Stardust Pens
Daily Dare 12 days of Christmas Day 2 ~ Christmas card with Purple, bonus if you use Purple, Olive & Grey

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Gina K A Year of Flowers, MSE sentiment
Paper ~ Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Metallic Silver, White
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories ~ Sizzix CB folder, Pearls, MS Pine Branch punch, Sakura Stardust clear glitter pen, Lace, Ribbon

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Silver Bells

Hello! Today I have another CAS card to share with you. It's also a sneak peak of the new Snowflake BG stamp that will be released on Sat from Sweet n Sassy Stamps! I used white ink and then embossed it with some Ranger Snowflake Embossing Tinsel embossing powder. It is very sparkly! Thanks for stopping by!

~ Challenges ~
SCS Ways to use it ~ Sterling Silver
Daily Dare's 12 days of Christmas Day 4 ~ use a Christmas Song title for your inspiration. I went with Silver Bells
Caardvarks ~ Monochromatic
Anything goes ~ The letter C (Christmas)
Belli Challenge ~ Merry Christmas
Bunny Zoe's Crafts ~ Sparkle & Shine

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Sweet n Sassy Stamps, Snowflake BG
Paper ~ White, Black
Ink ~ ColorBox Frostwhite
Accessories ~ Ribbon, Ranger Snowflake Embossing Tinsel embossing powder, mini bells, silver cord

Monday, December 27, 2010

Thanks a Latte!

Hello! Today I have a quick Clean & Simple card to share with you. I used my Gina K, My Cuppa Joe set. My card was inspired by Starbucks (even though I don't like coffee, not even the smell!!). I used my paper crimper on the top half of my kraft layer and added a few pearls. My image is raised up with foam tape. Thanks for stopping by!

~ Challenges ~
SCS CAS challenge ~ Color Challenge
ABC Challenge ~ K is for Keep it Simple
For Fun Challenges ~ Anything goes

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Gina K, My Cuppa Joe
Paper ~ Dark Chocolate, Kraft, White, SU DP
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Suede
Accessories ~ Paper Crimper, EK Success scalloped scallop punch, pearls, oval nesties

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Hello! This card started with the inspiration photo at Play Date Cafe. I love making black & white cards and the idea of adding just a splash of color was fun!

I embossed my sentiment and cut it out with my Label 9 nesties, it's raised up with foam tape. I used a scrap of lace to make a little bow behind my flowers and put it on top of a piece of stitched felt ribbon. I really like how this one turned out! As always thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

~ Challenges ~
Peachy Keen ~ Emboss it
Fab & Funky ~ Quick & easy does it
C.R.A.F.T. ~ Blk & Wht with a splash of color
Pals Paper Arts ~ CAS with some Lace
Play Date Cafe ~ Photo Inspiration

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ My Sentiments Exactly, Friendship
Paper ~ Black, White
Ink ~ Versafine Black Onyx
Accessories ~ SU Square Lattice embossing folder, felt ribbon, lace, Primas, Button, MS Doily Lace border punch, foam tape

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Season's Greetings

Hello! Today's card was inspired by a card that I saw in the SCS gallery, Thanks hobbydujour for the inspiration. The poinsettia is cut out and popped up. I added some punched greens behind it and some gold pearls to the center. I really like the poinsettia paired with the plaid DP! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

~ Challenges ~
The Crafty Pad ~ Embossing (Heat or Dry)
For Fun Challenges ~ Christmas
Freshly Brewed ~ Merry Christmas
Pattie's Creations ~ Punch or Punches
Stampin' for the Weekend ~ Christmas

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Gina K's A Year of Flowers & MSE sentiment
Paper ~ Pure Poppy, Black, Kraft, Basicgrey Jovial
Ink ~ Black
Accessories ~ Pearls, MS punch, SU border punch, Divine Swirl CB folder

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Blue Christmas

Hello!! Can you believe it is only 9 more days till Christmas?? Where has the time went? I have most of my shopping done but haven't wrapped a thing! Hoping to bake some cookies on Saturday if it suits my Mom to come over. We like to do the old fashioned sand tarts. Takes alot of work but they are fun to decorate and taste good too!

Today's card uses the December Poinsettia digi from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps! It is also available in a stamp set. I Love seeing all the variety of colors they have the Poinsettias in now. I can't actually have a real one cause they are toxic for my fur babies plus I would probably kill it anyway!! No green thumb here, I've almost killed my Christmas Catus several times!!! ;0)

I kept my card CAS and went with Blue for a more non traditional card. I used my Sakura clear glitter pen on my flowers/leaves and finished it off with tiny silver pearls. With the glitter pen and metallic cardstock it has a nice little sparkle. Thanks for stopping by!

~ Challenges ~
Stamp Something ~ Digi Day
Cupcake Craft Challenge ~ Non Traditional Christmas
Incy Wincy ~ Non Traditional Christmas colors
Kaboodle Doodles ~ CAS Christmas
Lexi's Creations ~ Glitter & Pearls

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, December Poinsettia digi
Paper ~ Blueberry Sky, White, Metallic Silver
Ink ~ Printer
Accessories ~ Sizzix embossing folder, Pearls, Ribbon, Copics, Sakura Clear Glitter Pen, Foam Tape, Label 10 & Petite Oval Nesties

Friday, December 10, 2010

Deck the Halls....

...with boughs of Holly, Fa la la la la, la la la la. Hello! Thats one of the Songs that comes to mind when I look at this card, the other one is "Hark the Herald Angels sing"! I've had some of the adorable Lili if the Valley stamps for awhile now and finally took time to play with one of them. Isn't this just the cutest little angel??!!

I found this pretty paper at Hobby Lobby and thought it fit perfectly! I sponged Tim Holtz Distress inks around my image to give it a more vintage look. I used some old lace I've had laying around to make a bow and added a paper poinsettia with a large pearl brad in the center on top. I'm Lovin this card!

The list of challenge this card is for is below along with the supplies used. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

~ Challenges ~
Speedy the Cat & Friends ~ Red & Green
Ellephantastic Challenges ~ Red & Green
Ohh La La ~ Christmas song
A Spoonful of Sugar ~ Christmas card
Tuesday Taggers ~ Deck the Halls (use Holly)
Color Dare ~ Riding Hood Red, Old Olive & Neutral
Belli Challenge ~ Christmas Embellishment
Fab 'n Funky ~ Christmas is for the children
Lili of the Valley ~ Sketch
Stampavie & more ~ Christmas

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Lili of the Valley, Christmas Angels Standing
Paper ~ SU Riding Hood Red, Gina K Fresh Asparagus, Paper Studio DP
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Tattered Rose & Antique Linen
Accessories ~ Vintage Lace, Paper Poinsettia's, Pearl Brads, SU Square Lattice Embossing folder,

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Hello! Well this is one of those cards that just didn't turn out quite has I had invisioned it. Let's just say it's not one of my alltime favorites! I do however LOVE this color combo! Keeping it short today, thanks for stopping by!

~ Challenges ~
Stamp TV Color Challenge ~ Pink, Chocolate & Ivory
Catch the Bug ~ Anything goes
The Crafty Pad ~ Anything goes
Craft your Passion ~ Anything goes
Flutterby Wednesday ~ Open (Angel, Fairy or Butterfly)

~Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Gina K Botanicals
Paper ~ Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Cream
Ink ~ Soft Suede, Angel Pink
Accessories ~ Recollection border punch, Ribbon, Pearls, SU Square Lattice Embossing folder, Crocheted Butterfly

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

An Apple for Cocoa

Hello! I meant to get this card posted yesterday but time just got away from me, seems to be happening alot here of late! Can you believe that Christmas is only about 2 1/2 weeks away??! Need to finish up the last couple of Christmas cards and get them mailed this week!

For today's card I once again used the ever so lovable Cocoa! I used the An Apple for Cocoa digi, he is also available in stamp form in the set Autumn Lovin' Cocoa. I think this will make a cute Thank-you card for a teacher. Thanks for dropping by and have a wonderful day!

~ Challenges ~
Belli Challenge ~ R's I did Red, Ribbon & Rhinestones!
Stampin' Sisters in Christ ~ White with a splash of red

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, An Apple for Cocoa digi
Paper ~ Pure Poppy, Black, White
Ink ~ Printer
Accessories ~ Ribbon, Rhinestones, MS border punch, Swiss Dots CB folder

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Posy Patch Creation

Hello! Well I finally took the plunge and played with my Heartfelt Creations stamps that I bought back in Oct at the stamp show in York PA! The challenge over at Joan's Garden helped get me motivated! They have a awesome prize package sponsered by Heartfelt Creations in honor of their 25th challenge!

I LOVE the cards I see made with these stamps, all the layers and dimension you can get with them. I guess I've been kinda intimidated by them, afraid I won't do them justice maybe?? Anyway after MANY hours and going WAY outside my comfort zone, I have finished my card and I'm very pleased with it!!

I took a paper doily and sponged it softly to better match my colors. I really like the look/feel it adds to the card. I used one of my vintage hat pins that I've been hoarding, I came across them the other summer at a yard sale! I added a few beads, stuck it thru my lace an added a pretty bow(that I made with my Bow-Easy, Love that thing!). The flowers are cut out and popped up at several different levels to give it lots of dimension. I added different size pearls to all the flower centers. I finished it off with 2 of my own crocheted butterflies. I added a little trail of pearls to each one.

I have decided that I will give this card to my Mom for Mother's Day! She LOVES flowers and she is the one who taught me to crochet and I think it will make her smile! She doesn't use computers so I know I can keep her from seeing this! I just need to keep it hidden here at home for when she stops by.

Well thanks for stopping by, sorry for the long post today! The list of challenges this is for and all the supplies used is listed below. Please let me know what you think of the card! I may even start working on another one now that I have the first one under my belt!! LOL :0)

~ Challenges ~
Flourishes Timeless Tue ~ Doilies
Tuesday Throwdown ~ Embellish it
Joan's Garden ~ Use Heartfelt Creations stamps
Moving Along With the Times ~ For Someone Special
Some Odd Girl ~ Make it Girlie!

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Heartfelt Creations Posy Patch Garden Delights , Posy Patch Flowers
Paper ~ Blueberry Sky, Plum Pudding, Misc DP
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Sky, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum
Accessories ~ Vintage Hat Pin, Beads, Pearls, Lace, Ribbon, Paper Doily, Crocheted Butterflies, Label 3 nesties, Circle Nesties, pop dots, Copics, Bow-Easy

Friday, December 3, 2010

Cocoa's ready for Christmas!

Hello! If this card looks familiar it's very similiar to one I made a month ago. I added a few more embellishments and made this one an A2 size. I Love this Cocoa's gift set it can be used all year round. I want to make some Birthday cards and maybe even a Valentine card or two with it! Have you seen the new Crazy 4 Cocoa Challenge blog that started this week??!! You should check it out, there is a freebie this week just for playing along but you do need to use a Cocoa image. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

~ Challenges ~
Basicgrey Challenges ~ Recipe ~ 4 embellishments(Ribbon, Button, Pearls, Primas), 3 DP's, 1 or 2 Images and/or sentiments
Sweet Stampin ~ Buttons & Bows
Crazy 4 Cocoa ~ For someone you Love
Rainbow Lady's Challenge ~ Christmas animals
Shirley's 2 Girls ~ Holiday's (twist add buttons & bows)
Pattie's Creations ~ Recipe ~ a Ribbon and at least 3 embellishments (Primas, Pearls, Button)
Scrap Creations ~ Anything goes

~ Supply List ~
Stamps Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps ~ Cocoa's gift
Paper ~ Cherry Cobbler, Cream, Always Artichoke, BG Wassil DP
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories ~ Holly Ribboncs CB folder, Ribbon, Pearls, Button, Primas

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Snowy Christmas

Hello! Today's card uses the Adorable Snowy from Penny Black. Thanks so much Pattie for letting me stamp some of this little cutie!! I saw a few challenges calling for Monochromatic so I thought I'd give it a go. I kept wanting to add some Black CS to my layers!! I added stickles to Snowy's hat and to the icicle border, it is very sparkly! Thanks for stopping by, I enjoy reading your comments!

~ Challenges ~
Alphabet Challenge ~ E is for Embossing
Crafty Catz ~ Christmas
Christmas Stampin' all year ~ Anything goes
Allsorts ~ Monochrome
Penny Black at Allsorts ~ Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder
Penny Black Saturday Challenge ~ Monochromatic Christmas
Speedy the Cat & Friends ~ Have a bow on your card
Craft your passion ~ Monochrome
Sunday's with Chrissy ~ Christmas is Coming/Winter is here
Paper Play Challenges ~ Monochrome
The Play Date Cafe ~ Inspiration Photo (lots of Red & White)

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Penny Black Snowy, MSE sentiment
Paper ~ Pure Poppy, White, Cosmo Cricket DP
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red
Accessories ~ Crafts Too Snowflakes Embossing folder, MS Icicle Punch, Ribbon, Star Dust Stickles, Pearls, SU Punches