Wednesday, July 29, 2009

For Dad

Can you tell yet that I really like this set?! I'm also loving my new Cuttlebug folders - this one is Diamond Plate. On the brushed silver cs - it's perfect for a manly card.

Recipe: white base, brushed silver and Going Grey cs, BG dp, "screw" brads, deckled rectangle Nesties.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sit awhile......

The site of a comfy chair and some peace and quiet, ahhhhhhh..........what could be better!

Recipe: white base, octogon Nesties, double ended tags, Dusty Durango dp, brads, copics, Blue Bayou cs.

Monday, July 27, 2009

The road to a friend's house.....

I've done a similar card with this same image and only coloring the door. I really like the simplicity of the black and white and then the pop of the red door.

Recipe: white base, dp from PTI, long rectangle curved Nesties, double ended tags, brads and copics.

Sunday, July 26, 2009


I'm really liking the images from "The Journey" set from Gina K. Here's a card I made using the color challenge from this past week.

Recipe: White card base, Old Olive dp and cs, Close to Cocoa, regular and scalloped rectangle Nesties, chocolate pearls from Kaiser and my copics, of course!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Top Note Quilt

Wow! It's been a while since I posted a card, hasn't it? I've seen some beautiful cards made with this technique on SCS's gallery and I've been wanting to try it myself. The only thing I would do different is to make the squares smaller so that you can see more of the side pieces. This is a great way to use up some of your scrap dp!

Recipe: white base, Close to Cocoa cs, Victora CB folder, Kaiser chocolate pearls, Kaiser pink rhinestones, SU! Top Note die, Tag Lines by Gina K, Word Window punch, Close to Cocoa ink.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Malcom The Milktruck

Here he is! A little early, but that's never a bad thing - lol! You can get your own Malcom The Milktruck FREE over at Sunshine's Stamps (click on banner to the right). Check back each week for a preview of the newest image!
Paper: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, To the Nines dp
Accessories: Labels 3 Nesties, ribbon, CB embossing folder

StampTV Sketch Challenge

I'm really liking the Guiding Light set from Gina K - so versatile! I can make a card and it's great for a man or woman. I tried the cloud technique that Gina demonstrated this week. I need to practice more ;)


Stamps - Guding Light, Many Wishes

Paper - PTIs Spring Rain, So Saffron DP and white GP

Ink - Black, Spring Rain

Copics, Oval Scalloped Nesties, ribbon.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sunshine Stamps next sneek peek!

If you've been wondering what the next image is from Sunshine's a snipit of my card that I just finished. This is one adorable! Let's see if you can guess what he/she is!

Smackin' Acetate technique

On StampTV this week, Gina showed us how to do the Smackin' Acetate technique. Well..........about 10 pieces of cardstock later.........this is about the best result I could come up with. Me thinks I need a better water bottle :)


Stamps - Guiding Light, Tag Lines

Paper: Sahara Sand, Bordering Blue, white

Ink: Bordering Blue, Bliss Blue, Sahara Sand, Creamy Caramel

Ribbon, punches, deckled square nesties

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


This is for today's sketch challenge at SCS. I got this image (Sugar Nellie) from my friend Janice, thanks! Isn't she dear!! These images are such fun to color too. Lots of ways to use colors and blending.

Recipe: white card base, PTI's Hibiscus Burst, black, PTI's Summer Sunrise, Razzleberry Lemondae dp, Mega Curved Rectangle Nesties, primas and Kaiser rhinestones.

The main image and the dp layer are popped up from the card base. I also used one of the brand new Cuttlebug folders (I have no idea what the name of this one is).......I'm dyin to use all the others! Just LOVE them!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

SCS Color Challenge

Wow! 2 cards in one day! Haven't done that in a while :) I was actually on a roll and had some time, so why not? This is for the cholor challenge over at SCS. We had to use Lavender Lace, Barely Banana, black and white. I chose this flower from Gina K's Friendship's Garden and colored it with my copics, layered it with nesties and finally used one of my smaller CB strips.

Recpie: Lavender Lace, Barely Banana, Basic Black and GP white cardstock

Copics (YG67, YG63, BV00, BV02, Y11), Labels 4.


For Stamp TV's color challenge this week, we had to use red, black and white. I wanted to make sure that the red "popped", so I used it sparingly - on the door and main card base. The dp is from PTI and I always forget I have this pack, so I'm glad to have a challenge that I could use it in. The main image is from Gina K's The Journey set.


Pure Poppy and dp from PTI, Basic Black cs, Octogon and Long Scalloped Rectangle Nesties, black Kaiser pearls, ribbon, copics (R35, R37 & R39).

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Welcome Patrick!

Here's the newest image from Sunshine Stamps (see link on right). Isn't he dear! The sentiment is one I printed off my 'puter. The sight of a police car in my rearview mirror really does get my heart racing, but not in the right way - lol! Thought I would send this off to my DH who's currently in Baghdad - miss you Mike!!!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

StampTV Potluck Friday

This has been one of those days where I've done a lot, but it doesn't seem like it - KWIM??? I did make it over to StampTV for their Friday Potluck Challenge. Here's what I came up with!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Can you guess???

The newest Digi Stamp from Sunshine's Paper Obsession is almost here - can you guess what he is??? Check out her blog on Saturday for all the details.

Here's Lenny!

My first Lenny Loader card! You can find him at Sunshine's Paper Obsession along with some other adorable images.

StampTV color challenge

I'm just loving this new IC color Rich Razzelberry! It goes so well with Chocolate Chip and the Razzelberry Lemonade dp. At StampTV, they challenged us to look outside and do a card based on a flower we saw. I was walking with a friend yesterday and taking pics and I spotted a beautiful flower in a neighbor's flower box by her mailbox. It had such pretty pinks, purples and browns all in each petal. I didn't get it exactly, but it's pretty close. Now I just have to find out what flower it is so that I can get some for my yard too!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Back on track - sort of :)

Well, I did my first card in days! For inspiration, I started at StampTV and watched Gina K's tutorial on Poppin' Pastels. Never hurts to refresh on a technique. I combined that with SCS's sketch challenge for today and this is my result. I'm not totally thrilled with it, but I kept messing with it and had to keep re-doing the main image and finally I just had to stop. I really like this Many Wishes set from Gina K and see myself using it often.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

No cards :(

I've had quite the busy weekend and, unfortunately, there hasn't been much time for card making. Friday, the boys and I spent the day at a pool with friends. Saturday, the 4th, we hosted a party and had an awesome time with some really good friends. Sunday came and we were back at the pool again :) On Monday, I spent the day running the boys around and finally, today I spent the morning helping my youngest clean out his room. I was so pleased that we were able to get rid of a lot of junk that he had been hoarding!

Wednesday brings tennis in the morning (walking the track for me and some friends). I'm really hoping to get back to some cards in the afternoon. Keep checking back!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Stamp TV Sketch Challenge

I just love this site! So many great ideas and tutorials! This is my card for today's sketch challenge. I used CHF's Daisy Jar stamp (love it!) and some scrap SU dsp. My colors are Certainly Celery and Lavender Lace. I added a bit of bling to the corners of the main image with some green rhinestones and used some purple ricrak that a friend sent me.

Treehouse Stamps challenge

This is my card for Treehouse Stamp's challenge for today. We were to use embossing on our card. I chose the Textile folder from Cuttlebug and used it directly on the base of my card. I then used my Night of Navy ink pad and applied the ink directly to the embossed portion to give it an antiqued look. The image is from the Echoes of Kindness set from SU. I layered it on some paper (white and Garden Green) using the Decekled Rectangles from Nestabilities. I colored the flower with my Prisma pencils (still new to me). The sentiment is from TAC's Tag Tidbits.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Color Throw Down challenge

Here's my other challenge card that I did today. At Color Throwdown, we had to use Groovy Guava, Soft Sky and Chocolate Chip on our card. Not hard colors to use together, but I tell ya, it was hard using any of my Soft Sky paper. I want to hoard it because I don't have a lot left - LOL! I used my copics to color this cute little angel from High Hopes. Not sure how well you can tell, but I also used Candlelight Shimmerz on his wings.

Copic Color Challenge

My first Post!!! Welcome to my blog :) Hope you enjoy all the cards that I make and can get some inspiration from them. I've been on a challenge kick this past week and am loving all the great ideas I'm getting. I go to The Daily Dare to look at what challenges I want to do for the day and, of course, SCS too. The one for today is The Copic Colour Challenge. They give you three Copic colors and you are to use them on your card. Today's was E47, YG23 and YR68. I used all three on this beautiful flower from High Hopes. I also used a shade lighter for shading. Cardstock colors that I used are: Chocolate Chip, Groovy Guava and Green Galore. I used yellow Stickles in the center and G000 Copic for the outline.
Thanks for looking!