Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Birthday Iris

Hello! Well I didn't quite make it to 4 days posting in a row...started reading a book and got into it so much that I couldn't put it down!

For today's card I used one of my fav's from Flourishes, the Siberian Iris. It is so much fun to color! I heat embossed it and cut it out. The center of the flower is raised up on pop dots. I added a little banner for my sentiment. I think this could also be used as a sympathy card?? Thanks for stopping by!

~ Challenges ~
Whimsie Wednesday ~ Make a sentiment banner
Pattie's Creations ~ Flowers or Flowers & Pearls
Speedy the Cat & Friends ~ Wet & Dry Embossing, pop up part of your image
Birthday Sundaes ~ Spring Birthdays
Stamptacular Sunday ~ No Kids Allowed....Birthday!
Tuesday Throwdown ~ Florals

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Flourishes Siberian Iris, TAC sentiment
Paper ~ Almost Amethyst, White, Black, Provo Craft DP
Ink ~ Versafine Black Onyx
Accessories ~ Clear embossing powder, pop dots, Ribbon, Swiss Dots embossing folder, Sakura Clear Glitter Pen

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Butterfly Kisses

Hello! Wow this makes 3 days in a row posting a card, wonder if I can go for 4??!! Today I have a card to share with you that uses no stamps!! The back ground I made is called Bargello Design, the tutorial I followed can be found here. It was one of the technique challenges over on SCS last month. It's a good way to use up those scrap strips of paper you might have laying around! My butterfly is made with the Stampin Up Butterfly Die. I added a big rhinestone flourish that I found clearanced at M's last month. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

~ Challenges ~
Pollycraft ~ Swirls & Pearls
Creative Card Crew ~ No Stamps
ABC Challenge ~ Q is for Quilting
Flutter by Wednesday ~ Open
Little Red Wagon ~ Butterflies
Crafty Catz ~ Pearls & Swirls
Paper Cutz ~ Use 3 DP's

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ None
Paper ~ Groovy Guava, So Saffron, Dark Chocolate, Kaisercraft Pennyroyale Collection DP Ink ~ None
Accessories ~ Divine Swirls, Swiss Dots & Textile Texture CB embossing folders, SU Sizzix Butterfly & Top Note dies, Wire, Rhinestones, Pearls, Pop Dots

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Spring is Here!

I've been seeing some challenges for spring and thought I'd play along! One of my favorite things about spring is the flowering trees, my favorite being the Weeping Cherry tree! A few weeks back I saw this card in the SCS gallery. I loved the layout and knew I wanted to case it using flowersoft for a Spring tree so here it is! What do you think?? I used my Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Silhouette sets for my card. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!

~ Challenges ~
SCS Spotted Canary Spring Challenge ~ Spring theme
Flowersoft ~ March 2011 Challenge
Wags & Whiskers ~ Spring
Paper Sundaes ~ Embossing
Incy Wincy ~ Embossing
Creative Cottage ~ Spring has Sprung
Paper Play ~ Distressing

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Forest Silhouettes and Serene Silhouettes, sentiment from the Benjamin Bunny set
Paper ~ Pink Pirouette, White, Kraft, Misc DP
Ink ~ Versfine Vintage Sepia, Chamomile, Chai, Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid
Accessories ~ SU Lattice embossing folder, SU punches, Ribbon, Buttons, Flowersoft

Friday, March 25, 2011

Thank-you Daisies

Hello! Just a quick post tonight. This was a pretty quick and fun card to make only stamp used was the sentiment. Love this color combo for daisy cards. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

~ Challenges ~
Cupcake Inspiration Challenge ~ Daisy cupcake photo
Craft your passion ~ Show your appreciation
Pals Paper Arts ~ Embossing

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Savvystamps
Paper ~ White, Black, Misc yellow DP
Ink ~ Versafine Black Onyx
Accessories ~ Ribbon, Buttons, Twine, Primas, Polka Dots Embossing folder

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Hello! Well it's hard to believe but my time on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps DT is almost up. :0( Today was my last day to post on their blog. The last 6 months sure have flown by. I want to thank Korin and Janette for the wonderful opportunity!! I've had a blast!

For today's card I used the newly released Tulips digi. It will be available in stamp form next month. I went with a bi-colored look for my tulips. I'm pretty happy with how they turned out!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

~ Challenges ~
Charisma Cardz ~ To Die for
Paper Cutz ~ Your choice
Wild Orchid ~ Dieing to punch it out!
Ooh la la ~ Mother's Day
Papertake Weekly ~ It's a Mom thing
Bearly Mine Challenges ~ Mother's Day

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Tulips, Studio G sentiment
Paper ~ Summer Sunrise, Terracotta Tile, White, PTI DP's
Ink ~ Printer, Barely Banana, Terracotta Tile
Accessories ~ PTI Doily dies, Oval nesties, MS Doliy lace punch, Ribbon, Rhinestones

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sweet Blush Blossoms

Hello! Last Sat I spent a fun day shopping with my friend Julie. Found and feel in Love with the My Minds Eye Stella & Rose papers! I used one from the Hazel Collection on my card. The stamp is another find, it's from Art gone Wild. Can't wait to play some more with it! I can see them done up like Brown eyed Susan's or even a Cone Flower, went with more of a daisy look for this card. Well guess thats all for now, enjoy the rest of your weekend!

~ Challenges ~
There she goes ~ Sketch
Terrifically Trilling Thursday ~ Anything goes
Crafty Catz ~ Mother's Day
Stampin for the Weekend ~ Mother's Day

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Art gone Wild-flower jar, Studio G sentiment, SU French Script BG
Paper ~ Smokey Shadow, Sweet Blush, White, MME Stella & Rose Hazel DP
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx, Tattered Rose, Sahara Sand
Accessories ~ SU corner punch, Ribbon, Pearls, Circle nesties, Copics

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

World's Greatest Dad

Hello! Loved this past weeks Eat, Sleep, Stamp sketch and had to be sure to play along! I decided to get a head start on some Father's day cards with this cute little Hedgie from Penny Black, not sure what the name of it is though?? I got the images thru a swap/wrak somewhere along the line. I like using the reverse side of the bubbles embossing folder for golf cards, i think the texture matches perfectly. Thanks for stopping by and hope to see ya again soon!

~ Challenges ~
Incy Wincy ~ For the Boys
Ohh la la ~ It's a man thing
Paper Pretties ~ Masculine card

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Penny Black, Computer made sentiment
Paper ~ Baja Breeze, White, Black, SU DP's
Ink ~ Black, Printer, Baja Breeze
Accessories ~ SU Scalloped border punch, CB embossing folder, Circle and Oval nesties, Pearls

Monday, March 14, 2011

Little Boy Blue

Hello! Well let me try this again, seems that my picture posted earlier but my writeup disappeared??!! Hope that doesn't happen to often! I have a hard enough time writing these posts once let alone doing them a second time!

Today I have a CAS baby card to share with you. I used Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Benjamin Bunny. With a little masking I was able to use him for a cute little baby card. I paper pieced his feet, ears & nose with DP. His head and feet are raised up with Pop dots. I think he turned out cute!

The challenges and supplies used are listed below. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

~ Challenges ~
SCS CAS Challenge ~ Out-of-the-box
Crafty Creations ~ Baby Blue
CCEE ~ Monochromatic/Blues
2 Sisters ~ Oh Baby
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Clean & Simple
There's Magic in the Air ~ Monochromatic

~Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Benjamin Bunny, PTI sentiment
Paper ~ Bashful Blue, White, PTI DP
Ink ~ Black
Accessories ~ Ribbon, Buttons CB Dots folder, Pop Dots,

Friday, March 11, 2011

Think Spring!

Hello! It's time for another Sweet 'n Sassy customer blog hop! The theme this month is Think Spring. I know I am ready for Spring to get here!! You can find all the details here.

I used the Holding Flower Bethany stamp on my card. She is also available in digi form. I used this past weeks Sweet Stop sketch for my card with a few minor adjustments! ;0) I don't make very many square cards. I went with a Mother's Day sentiment for my card, it's from an upcoming SNSS set.

Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. Remember there is a $25 SNSS Shopping spree for one randomly drawn player! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Holding Flower Bethany
Paper ~ Rassberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, White, Misc DP's
Ink ~ Black
Accessories ~ Primas, Buttons, Rhinestones, EK Success Sclloped Scallop punch, SU punches, Square nesties

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Shabby Chic Mother's Day

Hello! This is my first real attempt at a Vintage/Shabby Chic kind of card. The new SU Springtime Vintage DP was a big help, Love this paper!!! I am pleased with how this turned out, I think I might have to make another one but make it a Birthday card instead??!! I have listed the challenges and supplies used below. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

~Challenges ~
CASE Study ~ Challenge #29
C.R.A.F.T. challenge ~ Mother's Day
Paper Play ~ Shabby Chic/Vintage
Raise the Bar ~ Just a Sentiment
Paper Sundaes ~ Stripes
A Spoonful of Sugar ~ Vintage/Shabby

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Verve, Because of You
Paper ~ Kraft, Cream, SU Springtime Vintage DP
Ink ~ Versafine Black Onyx
Accessories ~ Pearls, Vintage Lace, Boutique Fleur Floral Embellishment

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

April Showers!

Hello!! I'm back with a 2nd card for today! I don't know about you but I'm soooo ready for Spring!!! It kinda feels a little like it today, it's in the low 50's and sunny.

I used the newly released Rainy Day Bethany stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps for my card. Isn't she the cutest little thing??? I think she would make a cute get well/under the weather type card also. She is also available in a digi. I used Echo Park little boy DP, love the Bold & Bright colors.

Thanks for stopping by! Challenges and Supplies used are listed below.

~ Challenges ~
SCS Sketch Challenge ~ Sketch #322
Paper Cutz ~ Spring
Incy Wincy ~ Spring is in the air
Belli Challenge ~ Animals
Cooking it up with Katie ~ Spring, Some Yellow & Flowers
Fab & Funky ~ Spring into Action
Pixie Cottage ~ Sketch and/or Spring ( I went with Spring)

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Rainy Day Bethany and Benjamin Bunny(sentiment)
Paper ~ Pure Poppy, Black, White, Echo Park Little Boy DP
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories ~ Large Brads, Cicrle nesties, SU Square Lattice embossing folder

Peaceful Swans

Hello! Today's card uses the newly released Peaceful Swans stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. It is also available in digi form. I also used the Serene Silhouettes set. My swan is cut out and popped up and then I softly sponged around it to help create my little scene. I went with a Sympathy sentiment for my card but I also think it would make a great masculine card too.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

~ Challenges ~
Cards for Men ~ Water
Crafty Cardmakers ~ Silhouettes

~ Supply List ~
Stamps ~ Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, Peaceful Swans
Paper ~ Dark Chocolate, River Rock, Vintage Cream, PTI Turning a New Leaf DP
Ink ~ Memento Tuxedo Black, Bashful Blue, Barely Banana, Apricot Appeal
Accessories ~ Sizzix Starry Night Embossing Folder, Button, Twine, Bangle Bling, SU Punches, Label 9 nesties, Pop Dots