Tuesday, June 30, 2009

3 Challenges in one!

Isn't this this cutiest little guy!

This is a new stamp from Peachykeenstamps!

Today my card meets 3 challenges!

cupcake craft challenge
Theme is Summer

the pink elephant challenge Theme is choose your favorite colors ...I choose Teal and yellow

The Next Level
for the sketch challenge

I did my first backround scene also on this card, the sand, ocean and sky. It was fun and I hope to do more and improve on this technique.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

The Recipe:
Paper: Digi paper, and Bo Bunny
Stamps: Peachy Keen stamp and PTI for sentiment
Ink: Memento Ink
Misc: SU ribbon, PTI button and punchs for flowers

Monday, June 29, 2009

Stamps and Smiles Project Tuesday!

Hip Hip Hooray! It's Project Tuesday at Stamps and Smiles!

This was a really fun project! This box could be used for Sooooo many things! I thought about making a gift card set to give to a dear friend.....but then it came to me...a cookie mix box! I just love to give gifts to the hostess of any get together we go to, and really thought this would be so cute...and I was right!

The box was super easy to put together and was really fun to embellish!

Pop on over to Stamps and Smiles and join in on the fun! Make sure you post your project, we would love to see what you come up with!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

The recipe:
Paper: Cosmo Crickett and digi paper
Ink: Memento Ink'
Stamps: Apron and cookie sheet from Stamps for fun, the sentiment I created on the computer
Misc: PTI ribbon, misc. brads and Martha stewart punch

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Modern Sugar Blvd Challenge #8

Today I am posting my first challenge for Modern Sugar Blvd they have some really cute digi images! Go check them out!

This little baby butterfly is sooo cute! I couldn't resist using him on this card! Using digi images are really easy, if you haven't tried one..please do! I love that you can change the size of the image depending on what you are making. I am going to try something this afternoon with a digi image..if it works out I will be posting it soon.....

Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday, and thanks for looking!


The receipe:
Paper: SU Barley Banana, Going Grey; PTI Sring Rain and Pure Poppy
Ink: Memento
Stamps: Modern Sugar Blvd digi image, PTI Bitty Babies for sentiment and Retro backround basics
Misc: PTI ribbon and white brads

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Stamps and Smiles Sketch Challenge SASSC21

Hope everyone is having a fantastic Saturday! I know I am! I just finished up my card for the Stamps and Smiles Sketch Challenge!

I decided to use a new digi image I had purchased a while back from Modern Sugar Blvd. I think her name is Doodle Girl...I just love how she turned out!

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!


The Recipe:
Paper: SU Morning Marigold, DP Cosmic Cricket
Ink: Memento
Stamps: Digi Image from Modern Sugar Blvd, sentiment from PTI
Misc: Copics, Ribbon and buttons from PTI

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Christmas Card Challenge

Hi! today my card is from the christmas challenge over at SNR Card University, this week we were to do any type of embossing. So I decided to use my Nestabilities Lable die 1 to dry emboss around this cute little stocking. I found this Karen Lockhardt stamp down at the little scrapping booking store I found last week, and it was on clearance! Can you believe it!

If you are interested in getting a head start on your christmas cards, come join us over at SNR and join in on the weekly challenges, you will have your christmas cards done in no time!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

The recipe:
Stamp: Karen Lockhardt stocking and SU sentiment
Ink: Memento
Paper: PTI white cardstock
Misc: PTI ribbon and buttons, copics

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sweet sketch from the Pink Elephant

Happy Wednesday folks!
Today I am posting my take on the sketch from The Pink Elephant. What a sweet sketch! I just had to use my new Karen Lockhart stamp I found down at a quant little stamping store in Old Town St. Charles. I about fell over, when I saw this stamp was on sale at this shop...so of course, I had to purchase it! I had been eyeing it on line for some time...It was really easy to color using my Copics...I was a little concerned as I hadn't done anything so detailed before...but it was really easy.

Hope you enjoy and have a wonderful Wednesday!

The Recipe:
Stamps: Karen Lockhart, PTI for sentiment
Paper: PTI Lavendar Moon, Dark Chocolate, bitty squares in Lavendar Moon
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Ribbon: PTI Dark Chocolate
Buttons: PTI

Monday, June 22, 2009

Project Tuesday at Stamps and Smiles

It is Tuesday, and that means Project Tuesday at Stamps and Smiles

This week we are making a really cute bag made from 1 sheet of paper! I decided to create a little thank you gift for a bridal shower I will be giving. I just love how it turned out! Such an easy project!

Instead of using a ribbon to close my bag, I decided to use a covered button as the closure, and then applied velcro for the actual closure so the button is only a design element.

Please join us over st Stamps and Smiles for the Project Tuesday, and link your project so we can all take a peek!

Thanks for looking!

The Recipe:
Stamps: SU
Ink: PTI
Paper: Digi paper from Summertime Creations
Misc: Buttons, PTI, Ribbon, PTI, Nestabilities, scallop border punch, SU

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Stamps and Smiles - late!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful father's day! Treating your father to something special! We just got back in town this afternoon, we purchased my husband a new truck! We had to drive down to Arkansas to pick it up, my husbands brother is a car dealer...so that is what my husband received for fathers day! I have to say, that's a great gift! Oh, he also requested King Crab Legs for dinner, so I will be prepairing those shortly.

Anyway...for my card.....I had such a busy week at work that I lost track of time and when I created this card from the Stamps and Smiles weekly sketch challenge...I didn't realize it was the sketch from last week! But I love this card so much, that I wanted to post it anyway!

These are the new stamps sets from Papertrey Ink...isn't the basket just the cutiest! As soon as I saw this set during the preview, I just new I had to have it!

The backround paper on top, I designed myself using some of the Papertrey Ink backround basics.....
Thanks for looking and it's off to another full week!


Monday, June 15, 2009

Stamps and Smiles Project Tuesday

Happy Tuesday!!! it's Project Tuesday time over at Stamps and Smiles. This week the project was a really sweet one!

Here's my Tea Bag Holder...

I just love how it turned out!

I had just the perfect stamp set from Papertrey Ink, Tea Time.

It worked beautifully! I hope you enjoy, and be sure to pop on over to Stamps and Smiles Project Tuesday to join in on the fun, we would love to see what you create!

Thanks for looking!


The recipe:
Stamps: PTI Tea time
Paper: PTI Ripe Avocado, Tea Leaves DP
Ink: PTI Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy
Misc: Ribbon PTI, button and brads misc.

Happy Monday!

Well, I am at it again, I have attempted to combine 3 challenges into 1 card! This week, I am using the Holiday Challenges on SNR Card University which was to use pink somewhere on your card. So if you look hard enough, you will see a few of the christmas lights are pink!

Then on to Our Creative Corner where the challenge was to use a border punch on your card. So, along the side of the stamped image, you will see I have used my new Martha Stewart border punch....just love that one!

And finally, The Sweet Shop where they offered the card sketch. Well, I have to say, I losely used the card sketch...I tried really hard, but the stamped image was just too big! So I hope it counts!

So, on to this really cool new stamp set I purchased at a stamping convention this weekend in Collinsville Illinois. I found this set, which is created by Stamps by Judith that I fell in love with! This tree is so versitile and easy to use. I love all the little stamps you can use to embellish the tree! You will be seeing more of these from me, as I have a few other ideas in my head that just need to come out!

So, thanks for looking and have a great day!!!!


The Recipe:
Stamps: Stamps by Judith, PTI
Ink: Memento, SU Goldenrod
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Digi paper from Summertime Studio
Misc: Ribbon and buttons unknown, border punch Marth Stewart, oval punch SU

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Hanna DT call!

I was so excited to see Hanna Stamps is having a DT call! I just love Hanna stamps and wanted to jump right into the contest! I think it will be a lot of fun playing with Hanna stamps. If you are also interested, go here

Here is my entry, I really like Hanna vacuuming and saying "Seriously"....like I clean! Thought it was a cute idea! Anyway, thanks for looking and wish me some luck!
The Recipe:
Stamps: Hanna and PTI
Ink: Memento Ink
Paper: SU
Misc: PTI ribbon and button

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Card Challenges! 3 of them in 1 card!

Well, I am progressing on my card challenges....this time I have completed 3 on the same card!

The first is the challenge from SNR Card University I am participating in the Holiday Challenges. We are challenged every week to create a christmas card based on the challenge for that week. This week it is to create a christmas card featuring either snowflakes or snowmen. So I decided to pull out one of my favorites snowman sets, Made of Snow from Papertrey Ink. It is a build a snowman set, and it is super fun to work with.

Cupcake Craft Challenge the challenge this week is to use the colors; blue, yellow and pink on your card. So I went thru my christmas paper stash and found this paper that had all 3 colors! What luck...so I continued on using the 3rd challenge from The Sweet Shop they had the sketch challenge for my card!

I hope to improve and combine even more challenges into a 1 card!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

The Recipe:
Stamps: PTI: Made of Snow
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: SU Bashful Blue, Barely Banana
Ribbon: PTI Spring Rain ribbon
Misc: PTI buttons, copics, rhinestones

Monday, June 8, 2009

Project Tuesday at Stamps and Smiles

Happy Tuesday! Its time for another Project Tuesday at Stamps and Smiles This was a fun one! A very simple box that would be great as a gift item to a teacher, friend or just anyone! I decided to use my new Cuppie stamp from Stamps and Smiles, she is super cute and really added the right touch to my box that I am using to give a few cookies to a friend.

Do you notice my beautiful crochet flower? I made that myself! I have been looking all over the web for just the right pattern to use, and wouldn't you know it.. Nichole Heady from Papertrey Ink would come up with just the most beautiful pattern! I have been busy making flowers of every color, so you will see a lot more of them from me!
Please take a moment and jump over to Stamps and Smiles Project Tuesday and link up your project! I would love to see what you come up with!

Thanks for looking and have a great day!


Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Next Level challenge

This was the premier week for The Next Level a new site where they will be featuring turtorials, challenges, hint and tips and a lot more! The tutorial this week is "how to make lollipop flowers". Well, I have to say I hadn't seen these before, but as soon as I watched the video tutorial, I new I had to try one! I used the free digi paper offered on their site from Summertime Designs the Freedom Kit. Please go and take a look at Summers site, she is so sweet to offer her digi paper free! and they are beautiful! You can make a donation on her site to a very worthy cause if you would like... I really like these flowers and will definetly be making more of them.

The card challenge this week was to use a lollipop flower and a cut out on your card. So this is mine....I'm not sure if you can tell by the photo, but Tilda is sitting on the oval cutout that is adhered to the backround paper with diminsionals, so it is raised a bit. Hopefully it looks like the night sky....thats what I was trying to accomplish!

Because I thought the lollipop flower looked a little vintage, I wanted the rest of the card to also go that way...so I used the PTI new Chai ink to color the vintage cream ribbon, giving it a older look. I also used the Chai ink around the edges of the papers and the lollipop flower.

Thanks for looking, and have a wonderful day!

The Recipe:
Paper: SU Brillant Blue, PTI Vintage Cream, Digi Paper from Summertime Designs
Stamps: PTI Backround Basics - Text Style, Let Freedom Ring, Magnolia Tilda
Ribbon: PTI Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream
Ink: PTI Pure Poppy, Snow White, Chai, SU Brillant Blue
Misc: Nestability Oval, Copics

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

CPS 118 and Pink Elephant Card Challenges

This week at the CPS and the The Pink Elephant the card sketch challenge fit right in to my vacation project I have been working on.

I wanted to send both of my daughters CD's of the pictures from our vacation to the Smokey Mountains, so this is what I came up with!

The CD case is from Debbie Olson web site, she has a tutorial there and image is from Dustin Pike, isn't he cute! Since Lauren and her family did see some bears while we were there, I thought this was just perfect.

I plan to get these in the mail today, so hopefully my daughter won't be checking out my blog for a few days, at least until she receives my gift.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!


Its Stamps and Smiles Project Tuesday!

This weeks' project is totally awsome! It is a gift card holder made from a coffee sleeve! What a great idea! I had to go to Starbucks and pick up a few, and also pick up a coffee drink while I was there...and some coffee...and some other items...just love that place!

I decided since Father's Day is fast approaching, I should go ahead and make my gift card holder for my dad...I always seem to have a bit of a challenge making masculine items, this turned out pretty good I think. Now to come up with something for my husband, Bart....

Be sure to stop by at Stamps and Smiles Project Tuesday and see what the other gals have done with this great project and be sure to post yours so we can all take a peek!

Thanks for looking and have a great day

The Recipe:

Stamps: PTI: Star Prints, Everyday Classics, Fresh Alphabet, and Men of Life

Paper: SU Always Artichoke, Kraft, Manchester DP, and PTI Vintage Cream

Ink: SU Always Artichoke, PTI Dark Brown and Chamomile

Ribbon: PTI Vintage Cream and twine

Buttons: PTI