Friday, August 22, 2008

I finally got to participate in Kristina color challenge! I have wanted to do the last few, but life just got in the way!

I really loved the contemporary look of the colors and wanted to carry that through in my card. I sketched this out before I started it (something I rarely do).

I used Birds of a Feather and Guide Lines for the images. The white panel is actually stamped in with Guidelines in white craft ink, but it is hard to see in the pictures.

I hope you all enjoy your weekend. We are going school clothes shopping on Saturday since schools starts again on Thursday. Riley is in desperate need of some pants (can you say highwater?!) and Slayton needs everything! Can't wait to pay that bill!

Stamps: Birds of a Feather, Guidelines
Paper: PTI white, Rose Red, Basic Gray, Basic Black
Ink: Rose Red, White Craft
Accessories: Nestabilities, brads, sewing machine, felt flowers, ribbon

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Berry Bliss Quilt

I am still having do much fun with my Quilter's Sampler set. It just offers SO many design possibilities. Here, I used my Berry Bliss paper and stamped the same quilt block on several patterns. I stitched the blocks together and made a quilted strip. Everything else is pretty embossed panel with the sentiment and an embossed background.

I love this sentiment...I know I feel that my role in the family is to keep everyone organized and everything running smoothly. I just love the comparison of my role in the family to a nice, warm, and cozy quilt.

Stamps: Quilter's Sampler
Cardstock: Rose Red, Chocolate Chip. PTI white
Paper: Berry Bliss
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Nestabilities, Cuttlebug folder, ribbon, sewing machine

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Who's ready for Halloween?!?! I know I am! The kids are already planning to dress up as Mario and Luigi from the Nintendo game. Kira wanted to be a princess so she fits right in the theme!

I think Best Fiends is my absolute most favoritest Stampin' Up! set ever. It is my baby and will be with me til the bitter end! LOL! This card is pretty straight forward despite quite a few layers. The black layer was stamped with the polka dot background with white craft ink. I used my Papertrey Guidelines set to create the pattern on the Tangerine Tango layer. I used my Quicky glue pen to add some lilac cosmo glitter to the design.

Some nestie work, scallops, ribbon, and stitching and viola! an adorablly spooky Halloween card.

I hope you are all having a great week! The holidays will be here before we know it!

Stamps: Best Fiends, PTI Guidelines
Cardstock: Black, PTI white, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss
Ink: Pallette Noir, White Craft
Accessories: Cosmo glitter, quickie glue pen, nestabilities, ribbon, corner rounder punch, silver hodgepodge harware, sewing machine

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


My friend at work is adopting a baby this week and I wanted to make her something special for the nursery. I think this name plaque is perfect! I wanted to use girlie colors without using the traditional Pretty in Pink and white combination. I think the bold yet feminine colors work perfectly.

This actually came together pretty easily once I had all the rectangles cut out and embossed...seemed like that took FOREVER! I stitched around the paper and once I adhered the squares to the green piece, I stitched a wavy line across the letters.

This was the first time I opened the felt flowers from SU! They are really nice! They are so nicely made and thick. I used vintage brads in the centers.

Deb just loved this and I hope she enjoys every moment of her new addition.

Stamps: Schoolhouse Serif alpha
Paper: Ginger Blossom
Card stock: PTI white, Rose Red
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: Nestabilities, sewing machine, vintage brads, Cuttlebug, Felt Flowers

Monday, August 18, 2008

I stink you're sweet

I whipped this little guy together tonight for a co-worker thank you. My friend Lynn brought me the most delicious cake on my birthday. I wanted to make her a cute thank you to show her how much I appreciated it.

I used some scraps from my table from this weeks cards. I love using up all the little pieces that are scattered everywhere. I don't think this little skunk could get much cuter!

Stamps: Pun Fun
Cardstock: Soft Sky, So Saffron, PTI white
Paper: Imaginisce
Ink: Pallette Noir black, copics
Accessories: Nestabilities, Dew Drops, paper piercing tool, sewing machine, pop dots

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sweetest flower

I bought this Bo Bunny paper a few weeks ago and have been dying to play with it. I finally pulled it out and came up with this little number. Still working with the Verve sketches...

Another fairly simple card, just a Cuttlebugged background and some stitching. Stickles were added to some of the flowers for a little added interest. I really love the color combination I pulled out of the paper, I never would have put them together without the paper to unify them.

Stamps: Green Thumb by Papertrey
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Groovy Guava, PTI white
Paper: Bo Bunny
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Groovy Guava
Accessories: ribbon, sewing machine, Stickles, Cuttlebug

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Cottage Flowers

This is one of those images that you color and then it sits there on the desk as you ponder the perfect layout to do it justice. This one sat for at least 6 weeks LOL! I finally dull through my stash and found my Petals and Paisley paper. Perfect! The colors are so pretty and summery. Just the thing.

The image was colored (a long time ago!) with Copics and Stickles were added for some sparkle. Some stitching and Primas just finished it off nicely.

Stamps: Cottage Flowers from Karen Lockhart
Cardstock: Cool Caribbean, PTI white, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Petals and Paisley
Ink: Pallette Noir black, Copics
Accessories: taffeta ribbon, Nestabilities, Stickles, Primas, rhinestones

Friday, August 15, 2008


Yet another Verve sketch and what a surprise...more Papertrey stamps! LOL! I wanted to make a spring-y, happy card, so I pulled out this Imaginisce paper. So purty!

Nothing really to note on today's card...just lots of stitching and layers. This card just makes me smile...I think I may frame it!

Stamps: Green Thumb by PTI
Cardstock: Soft Sky, So Saffron, PTI white
Paper: Imaginisce
Ink: Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, So Saffron
Accessories: Primas, brads, Stickles, rhinestones, sewing machine

Thursday, August 14, 2008

We'll always be tight!

I had this set a few years ago and sold it. Well, I have always missed my beloved Laundry Notes and when I found one on the BST forums, I jumped on it! So, here is my first Laundry Notes card in so long! I used another Verve sketch (which are great BTW!). I thought the long card size, long tights, and long rectangle nesties all fit together nicely.

Stamps: Laundry Notes, Polka Dot BG
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, PTI white, Pink Pirouette
Paper: Bella Rose
Ink: Pallette Noir black, Riding Hood Red, Copics
Accessories: Nesties, PTI ribbon, corner rounder

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Bella Rose Quilt

Wouldn't a quilt made out of the Bella Rose paper be just gorgeous?!? Hmmm...may have to figure that one out. For now, though, I can only see it on paper. Like yesterday's card, I stamped, cut out, and stitched the blocks. The colors of this paper are so yummy, this all came together very quickly.

Recipe: Quilter's Sampler
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, PTI white, Old Olive
Paper: Bella Rose
Ink: Pallette Noir black, Copics
Accessories: grosgrain ribbon, sewing machine, 3/4" punch

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


How can you not love this set from Papertrey?!? Totally cute and fun to piece the blocks together. I stamped the blocks onto the Cutie Pie paper and used a 3/4" punch to punch them out. I arranged them on white cardstock and stitched around all the edges. I used some Copics to add some additinal color and shadows to the squares...some more stitching and a ribbon and perfect!

Stamps: Quilter's Sampler from Papertrey
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, PTI white
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Cutie Pie
Ink: Copics
Accessories: sewing machine, Nestabilities, 3/4" square punch, PTI Summer Sunrise ribbon, Cuttlebug

Monday, August 11, 2008

What a Hoot!

I had so much fun playing with Wise Owl from Papertrey this weekend. What a fun set with so many options! Love all the bellies! LOL!

They say necessity is the mother of invention and it is certainly true with this card. I wanted a branch for my owl to sit on and I don't have any tree/branch stamps that were big enough. So, I looked around my stash for awhile and thought...'Hmm...why not use some brown ribbon?!?'.

This is one of the sketches from the Verve challenge. I'm not going to get them all one, but it was really fun to do the ones I did finish.

Stamps: Wise Owl from Papertrey
Cardstock: White from Papertrey, Riding Hood Red
Paper: Basic Grey
Ink: Copics, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Nestabilites, grosgrain ribbon