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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Belated Mother's Day

Happy Weekend!

I had a friend ask for some belated Mother's Day cards, so I made these two.


On this first one, you'll notice the same background as I used in yesterday's sympathy card. It really is my favorite background stamp, and I love how versatile it is! (Plus I had stamped and embossed a whole half sheet, so I had enough for two cards!)


And a monochromatic card in two of my current favorite colors. You can't tell very well in the photo, but the inside of each bloom has some glitter.

Thanks for looking!

"Happy Mother's Day" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: YOF :Gladiolus, sentiment from Delightful Dahlia and Blooming Button Bits, Faux Fun (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Versamark, Raspberry Fizz, Grape Jelly (Memento)
Paper: Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Lavendar Moon, Royal Velvet
Other: Bloomers (Webster's Pages), Aqua Mist buttons, Twine, Double-Ended Banner Die, Royal Velvet satin ribbon, Martha Stewart Glitter, Quickie glue pen

Friday, May 27, 2011

Make It Mondays: Sympathy

Unfortunately, I needed to make a sympathy card this week, so I drew some inspiration from this week's Make It Monday video.

I decided to use some cool colors, aqua mist and smokey shadow, and do a classic embossed background. The stamp for the background comes from Waltzingmoue Stamps' Faux Fun. (May be my favorite stamp ever!) The focal image was created also by heat embossing the frame from Mat Stack 1 Collection and the sentiment from Think Big Favorites.


I stamped an additional phrase on the inside of the card which comes from Healing Touch Sentiments.


Thanks for stopping by!

"With Sympathy" (All PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Think Big Favorites, Mat Stack 1 Collection, Faux Fun (Waltzingmouse Stamps)
Ink: Versamark and Smokey Shadow
Paper: Aqua Mist and Smokey Shadow
Other: Heat tool, foam tape, Clear detail EP (Filigree), Mat Stack 1 Die, ribbon from Deb's stash!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wishing you an epic year

Here is the card that I made last week to send to my brother for his birthday.

I was so happy to see that this sentiment was included, as he works for a company called Epic! Such a fun coincidence! I did mask the sentiment to block the "to a great kid" part after happy birthday.


Thanks for looking!

"Wishing you an epic year" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Boy Basics: Game On, Grunge Me
Ink: Versamark, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper: Smokey Shadow, Blueberry Sky and Stamper's Select White
OTher: Corner rounder, Fillable Frames 4 die

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wedding Dress card

Hi friends!

I'm so behind with posting things on my is a project I created for The Hybrid Chick .

You can see all the details on how I made this shaped card here .


I'll be back later with more to share!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Happy birthday, Merry!

We are wishing Merry a happy birthday today! Here is the card that I made for her using the new Anniversary set, Botanical Silhouettes.


Merry- I hope that you will get a chance to celebrate! Please know that we are thinking of you during this difficult time!


"happy birthday" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Botanical Silhouettes (2010 Anniversary set)
Ink: LuLu Lavendar and Grape Jelly (Memento), Antique Linen (Ranger), Simply Chartreuse
Paper: Vintage Cream, Lavendar Moon and Royal Velvet
Other: Foam tape, gems, sponge

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

boy baby cards

Here are a couple more cards that I made over the weekend will be soon sent to Beth!


This first card uses the teddy bear image and sentiment from Baby Button Bits. I have been using Kraft cardstock and white ink on every card lately...


See! Can't seem to move away from Kraftand white! This card has a background stamped with Boy Basics: Simple Circles. I used Label Basics to stamp the focal image, and the sentiment comes from Baby Button Bits, colored with Copic markers.

Thanks for looking!

"cute and cuddly" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Baby Button Bits, BB: Retro
Ink: Fresh Snow, Spring Rain and Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Paper: Kraft, Stamper's Select White, Blueberry Sky
Other: Limitless Layers Dies, Double Ended Banner Die, Blueberry Sky satin ribbon, Copic Markers, Foam tape

"bundle of joy"
Stamps: Boy Basics: Simple Circles, Label Basics and Baby Button Bits
Ink: Spring Rain, Fresh Snow, Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Paper: Kraft, Stamper's Select White
Other: Blueberry Sky satin ribbon, Blueberry sky button, twine, Copics, Foam tape

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Thank You

I've needed a few thank you cards lately, and this is one that I made.


I stamped the branches and colored them with Copics. The little bird was cut out by hand and colored with Copics also. The sentiment comes from Year of Flowers: Lily of the Valley.

Hope you have a great weekend! I will be heading up the crafts at our elementary school's spring fair today!

Thanks for looking!

"Thank you" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Little Bitty Bird, YOF: Lily of the Valley
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Copics
Paper: Soft Stone, Simply Chartreuse, and Royal Velvet
Other: RV satin ribbon, button, gems, Rustic Cream twine, Border Punch

Friday, May 13, 2011


I made some more baby cards!


I stamped a background using two of the Tiny Tags stamps and added buttons to each image. I'm on such a kraft cardstock and white ink kick!


I tied some rustic cream twine and added a tag from Tiny Tags stamped with "Baby".

I'll be back soon with two boy baby cards!


"Baby" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Tiny Tags
Ink: Fresh Snow, Grape Jelly (Memento)
Paper: Kraft, Royal Velvet and Lavendar Moon
Other: Royal Velvet buttons, Lavendar Moon buttons, Hawaiian Shores buttons, Rustic Cream twine, Tiny Tags dies, Pop Dots

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Look who has just arrived!

Just when I think life can't get any busier, it does! Is May like this for everyone else??

I made a couple of baby cards this morning. Beth and I are trading, baby cards for a mag, so these will be off to her, as well as others yet to be made!

And baby cards is the latest PTI Princess challenge offered up by Lee .


I loved the card Photobucket

Thanks for taking a look!

"Look who has just arrived!" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, Label Basics, Baby Button Bits
Ink: Fresh Snow, Sweet Blush, Rich Cocoa (Memento), Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Paper: Stamper's Select White and Kraft, Emma's Shoppe (Crate Paper)
Other: Copic markers, pink ribbon, foam tape, sponge, Edgers #1

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sending Heartfelt Sympathy

Hope you had a great weekend!

I made this sympathy card recently. It's a simple one-layer card, and I masked the sentiment area before stamping the flowers.


Thanks for coming by!

"Sending Heartfelt Sympathy" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: YOF: Gladilous, YOF: Carnation, Mat Stack 1 Collection
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Copics
Paper: Royal Velvet, Lavendar Moon and Vintage Cream
Other: Mat Stack 1 Die (to create mask), Foam Tape

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Tea Party!

Claire of Waltzingmouse Stamps is hosting a tea party to celebrate her company's second anniversary! And of course she is holding a fabulous contest and one winner will be in stamp heaven! Read all the details here .


Using the free tea holder template, I made this fun bag! The patchwork layer is made up of Emma's Shoppe papers from Crate Paper. I also used a magnetic closure to keep the bag shut. The sentiment comes from Say It With Style. I just may make up a bunch more of these and be ahead of the game for end of the year teacher gifts!

Thanks for looking!

"Thank you" tea bag baggie
Stamps: Say It With Style
Ink: Hawaiian Shores (PTI), Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Paper: Harvest Gold (PTI), Emma's Shoppe (Crate Paper)
Other: Square punch, sponge, Tea Bag baggie template (WMS), HS satin ribbon and Pure Poppy button (PTI), tag die (Spellbinders), twine, magnetic closure (Basic Grey)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Make It Monday: Double Embossing

Happy Mother's Day to all my mommy friends in the US! Hope that you are able to celebrate with loved ones!


I made a card using the techniques shown in the latest Make It Monday video: double embossing. I used the In Bloom Impression plate and Mat Stack 4. I did "spritz" my paper before running it through, which helped quite a bit. My spritz was a bit heavier-handed then I would have liked. It took a while for the paper to dry and I wasn't feeling very patient, so I went ahead a heat embossed by sentiment, but as you can see, little fleck stuck in places they aren't supposed to be!


This is a great technique that I will definitely try again!

Thanks for stopping by!

"Sending Warm Thoughts..." (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Healing Touch
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Royal Velvet and Lavendar Moon
Other: In Bloom Impression Plate, Mat Stack 4 Die, Silk ribbon, White detail Embossing powder (Filigree), gems, Copic to color gems, Heat tool

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Staff Appreciation Cards

Happy Teacher/Staff Appreciation Day! I've been very busy working on a project for the staff at my son's school, on behalf of the PTA. Last year, Michele posted photos for a gorgeous project she made for the staff at her school. Here is her post. Don't those cupcakes look yummy??!!


I followed the same idea as Michele, cutting a slit to hold the flowers. I stamped the sentiment using a combination of Big and Bold Wishes and one of the Year of Flower set, combined with the flourish from Mat Stack 2 Collection. I also used Year of Flowers: Carnation (thanks, Cindi!!!).


This is what I came up with for the inside. We are honoring all the staff at our school, since we have many teachers, para-educators and other staff; and they all play such a huge role in our kids's lives!


I found the water tubes at
Save on Crafts
and got the carnations at a local wholesale floral distributor.


That basket is only half of what I made! In total, there are about 110. I'm looking forward to delivering these tomorrow.

Thanks for looking!