Sunday, May 29, 2011

Just Because

Edited to add: My card was chosen as one of the "What's Hot" at Embellish!

The Card Positioning System Sketch #220 and...

the Embellish Text Color Trends Challenge were the inspiration for this fabulous card! Isn't this mix of neutrals totally fabulous? it!

I used the Notably Ornate stamp set with the Love Letter and Fine Print Designer Series Paper packs. The bird image was heat embossed and hand-cut...and darn it, I had the black rhinestones ready to adhere to the left corner and totally forgot. I DID remember to add some sewn edges, though! LOL! Does anyone else have these forgetful moments?

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Notably Ornate
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Going Gray CS, Love Letter & Fine Print DSP
Ink: Versamark, Black Stazon
Other: Heat Tool, Black Embossing Powder, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Distressing Kit, Cutter Kit, Crochet Trim, Jumbo Buttons, Linen Thread, pins & sewing machine (non-SU)

Girly Grunge Birthday

Edited to add: This card was Anne Marie's pick for A Cut Above at Paper Players Challenge #49: Anything Goes.

This girly grunge birthday card was created using the Grunge Rock stamp set along with some fantastic inspiration from Mojo Monday Sketch #192...

the Color Throwdown #143 using So Saffron, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette and optional Rose Red & Chocolate Chip...

and the Paper Players #49, Anything Goes.

Hannah gave this card "two thumbs up!" The colors and rockin' theme are right up her alley:)

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Grunge Rock
Paper: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White CS, variety DSP
Ink: Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip
Other: Rose Red Seam Binding, Rhinestones, Eyelet Border Punch
Nestabilities, button, twine (non-SU)

Saturday, May 28, 2011


This special Thank You card is going to Hannah's wonderful kindergarten teacher, Miss Mountain! She is a beautiful person, inside and out! Hannah told her teacher this week..."I want to stay in kindergarten with you. I don't need to go to first grade!"

Here is a photo of Miss Mountain and Hannah that was taken after the Spring Music Program earlier in May.

Arielle's ColourQ Challenge #86 and...

Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #119 were the perfect combo of inspiration for my card today!

This card also fits the bill for the Forgotten Stamp Friday #22 over at Jessie Rone's blog...haven't used those sweet Tart & Tangy fruit images since (maybe) 2 summers ago:)

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Stamps: Full of Life, Tart & Tangy
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla CS, Greenhouse Garden & retired DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Real Red, Old Olive
Other: Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Red Gingham ribbon, sewing machine, Nestabilities, Baker's Twine & button (non-SU)

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happy Birthday, Human

I turned to the Card Positioning Systems Sketch #218 and...

the ColourQ Challenge #85 to create this birthday card.

The colors and sketch came together nicely for a masculine/boy themed birthday card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Lots of Bots
Paper: Basic Gray, Sahara Sand, Peach Parfait, Early Espresso CS, DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Peach Parfait Stampin' Write Marker
Other: Cogs Punch, Big Shot, Embossing Folder, Cutter Kit, Star Brads, Distressing Kit

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Summer Afternoon


Sankari Wegman's sketch gave me the layout inspiration I needed for my card today, and

the Paper Players #46 Color Challenge was perfect for a masculine-themed card.

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Stamps: Summer Afternoon (Taylored Expressions)
Paper: cardstock and patterned paper (Key Ingredients Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!)
Other: Not Quite Navy ribbon (Stampin' Up!), button & twine (PTI)

Monday, May 16, 2011


The sentiment from this Verve set is PERFECT for a graduate, don't you think?

My inspiration for this card is from the Embellish Color Trends Tags Challenge and...

the Monday Mojo Sketch 191.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope your week is off to a great start:)

Stamps: Blue Skies (Verve)
Paper: Baja Breeze, Rose Red, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla CS, Vintage Springtime DSP
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Other: Vintage Brads, Baja Breeze Seam Binding, Rose Red Stitched Grosgrain, Spiral & Small Tag punches, Cutter Kit, Nestabilities (non-SU)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Eat Cake

Edited to add: My card was chosen as one of the Top 3 at Unscripted Sketches #106! Thanks!

Happy Sunday, folks! A friend of mine had a birthday this weekend, so I whipped up a quick card to send her...better late than never, right?

To get started on this birthday card design, I looked to the Unscripted Sketch #106, the "Chocolate" theme at Crazy 4 Challenges, and the

the Color Throwdown #141 using Rose Red, So Saffron & Aqua.

I'm pleased with how this card turned out...LOVE the Rose Red Seam Binding and all the brads and pins that jazz it up!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week:)

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes, Cute by the Inch
Paper: Rose Red, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Aqua Mist (PTI) CS, Vintage Springtime DSP, Library Ledger (PTI)
Ink: Momento Brown, assorted Copic markers (non-SU)
Other: Rose Red Seam Binding, Vintage Brads, Small Tag & Scallop Trim punches, sewing machine, nestabilities & pins (non-SU)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

happy father's day

I'm getting a jump start on my Father's Day card making!

For this card, I was inspired by the Moxie Fab Chevron Chic Challenge to use the new, trendy chevron striped pattern...luckily I had a scrap of this Greenhouse Garden DSP with the pattern I needed.

I was also inspired by the CAS-ual Friday Challenge #2: Buttons & Twine and...

the MOJO Monday Sketch #190.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Countryside, Plane & Simple
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Early Espresso CS, Greenhouse Garden DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Other: Cutter Kit, Distressing Tool Kit, Color Spritzer, Big Shot, Scallop Squares Duo die, buttons & twine (non-SU)