Wednesday, August 31, 2011


A sweet hello card for a sweet sketch!  The Sweet Stop, of course!  I just love this little mouse and all the varieties he comes in over at Sweet 'n Sassy stamps.

Card details:
Stamps - Strawberry Cocoa (SNS), sentiment is from Whiff of Joy
Cardstock - Aqua Mist (PTI), Riding Hood Red (SU), white, dsp
Accessories - baker's twine, border punch, rhinestones, copics, embossing folder

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

More from VSN.....

Here's a card I made for one of the VSN challenges from this past weekend - we were to use twine on our card. 

Card details:
Stamps - A Song in My Heart (Paper and Such)
Cardstock - Rich Razzelberry (SU), Vintage Cream (PTI), dsp
Accessories - embossing folder, baker's twine

Monday, August 29, 2011

Bling-y weekend!

This past weekend, I participated in my very first Virtual Stamp Night.  Over at SCS, we had 17 challenges to do over the weekend.  I have completed 15 of them so far!  While I have many favorites - this is one on the top of my list.

Card details:
Stamps - Just Sayin' (Paper and Such)
Cardstock - Riding Hood Red (SU), Enchanted Evening (PTI), Basic Grey dsp
Accessories - black rhinestones

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Apple Season!

In my little area of the world, it's almost apple season.  Not too far from here we have TONS of apple orchards and even a huge craft celebration in honor of picking time.  I thought this little guy would be a perfect way to help bring in this time of year.

Card details:
Stamps - Apple Delight (House Mouse)
Cardstock - white, dsp, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Calypso Coral (all SU)
Accessories - embossing folders, copics

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sketch-y pumpkins

This week's sketch challenge over at SCS was a great one.  I changed it up a little by making the top panel a little shorter to fit my image.  Hope you like it!

Card details:
Stamps - Fall '09 Whiff of Joy (sentiment), Fall Mailbox (Whipper Snapper)
Cardstock - Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip (both SU), Summer Sunrise (PTI), white
Accessories - embossing folder, embossing plate, copics

Friday, August 26, 2011

Flutterby Stitches

A friend showed me a challenge hosted by Flower Soft and I just had to try it out.  I'm slowly getting used to this product and using it more and more.  We had to create a project with flower soft and some stitching (real or faux).  I also used the Sweet Sunday Sketch from this week.

Card details:
Cardstock - Hibiscus Burst and Spring Moss (both PTI), white, dsp
Accessories - Flower Soft (Sweet Pea), border punch, butterfly die (Sizzix), pearls, gel pen, paper piercer

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Color, color, color

Schools are starting up again, Fall weather is approaching and the fabulous colors of Autumn will soon be here.  This week's challenge at The Color Throwdown is a prefect jumping off point for this great season!

Card details:
Stamps - Sunflower Wreath (Flourishes), Tag Lines (Gina K)
Cardstock - Perfect Plum, So Saffron, Crumb Cake (all SU), white
Accessories - nesties, circle punches, border punch, embossing folder, rhinestones, copics

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New Poppies!

The new Poppy set from Paper and Such will be arriving soon - here's a sneak peek at what it will look like.  I used the sketch challenge from Card Positioning Sketches and the color challenge at Just Us Girls this time around.  A big thanks to my friend, Stacy, for the Flower Soft!!

Card detials -
Stamps - Poppy (PAS)
Cardstock - Pure Poppy and Summer Sunrise (PTI), Chocolate Chip (SU), white
Accessories - flowersoft, copics, buttons

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Paper and Such Challenge Time

It's time for another challenge over at Paper and Such!  This time, we were asked to make a card with a farm animal.  Pretty easy, right!?  I went to my favorite - Bucky!  He's so much fun to color and I paired him up with some fun dsp this time too.

Card details:
Stamps - Bucky
Cardstock - white, dsp, So Saffron, Real Red (SU)
Accessoreis - copics

Monday, August 22, 2011

Clean & Simple layouts

Clean & simple layouts are so lovely because you can see the image, and get the message of the card clearly.  Not a lot of extra stuff to crowd it all up.  Not that I don't like a nicely layered card with lots of embellishments, but sometimes you just want something less.  Here's my take on the FTL sketch this week (with a Christmas theme).

Card details:
Stamps - Changito Cocoa, Fillable Frames #9 (PTI)
Cardstock - Crumb Cake (SU), Enchanted Evening (PTI), white
Accessories - border punch, buttons, copics, nesties

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Basketful of joy

For the Sweet Stop sketch challenge this week, I chose to use some old velum cardstock and one of my favorite stamps from Paper and Such.

Stamps - Basketful of Flowers
Cardstock - velum, white, Hibiscus Burst and Razzelberry Fizz (PTI)
Accessories - ribbon, twine, button, flowersoft, embossing folder

Saturday, August 20, 2011

School Days

It's almost time for the kids to head back to school in our area!  Parents are celebrating and teachers are too - well, sorta. :)  For this card, I used the sketch challenge at The Sweetest Thing and the inspiration challenge at Paper Pretties (back to school theme).

Card details:
Stamps - Changito School
Cardstock - Ripe Avocado, Spring Rain, Pure Poppy (all PTI), dsp, white
Accessories - nesties, border punch, copics, corner rounder

Friday, August 19, 2011

Happy Anniversary

My parents will be celebrating their 55th anniversary at the end of the month!  Using a great sketch from The Sweet Stop, I made them this card.

Card details:
Stamps - Because I Care (SU), Fillable Frames #4 (PTI)
Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Wisteria Wonder, Very Vanilla (all SU), dsp
Accessories - border punch, ribbon

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

CPS Sketch

I was introduced to another great challenge blog today - CPS!  Check out their site HERE for more information.  They also have a Facebook page.  Here's my take on this week's sketch.

Card details:
Stamps - Floppy Bunny (Whipper Snapper), Mixed Messages (PTI)
Cardstock - Aqua Mist (PTI), Vintage Cream (PTI), Pink Passion (SU), white, dsp
Accessories - MS punch, lace, thread, tag, copics, embossing folder

Monday, August 15, 2011

Pretty Poppies

Another great Featured Stamper's gallery to use as inspiration this week at SCS.  I had no trouble choosing a card to CASE.  Here's my take on THIS card :

Card details:
Stamps - Poppies (Paper and Such)
Cardstock - white, dsp, Apricot Appeal (SU), Garden Green (SU)
Accessories - pearls

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Flowers & Lace

I've had this card laying on my work table for a few days now.  I was finally able to find the mojo to finish it!  I used the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge to use lace on a card (Thanks Julie for the lace!) and I used the layout from the Clean & Simple challenge.  I'm not sure how well you can see, but I used my Score-Pal to emboss lines along the far right and bottom of the card.

Card details:
Stamps - Tulips (digi by Sweet 'n Sassy), Mixed Messages (PTI)
Cardstock - Sweet Blush (PTI), Garden Green (SU), white
Accessories - Score-Pal, lace, tab, silver thread, copics

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Stronger than you know

Another card for the sentiment only challenge at Paper and Such.  I also used the sketch challenge from Card Patterns and the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger.

Card details:
Stamps - Just Sayin' (Paper and Such)
Cardstock - Night of Navy (SU), MME dsp, white
Accessories - nesties, primas, pearls, ribbon

Friday, August 12, 2011


Ok, I admit it.....I'm addicted to Wild Rose Stamps!  Not only are the images super adorable - but the stamp SO nicely!  I get mine from Paper and Such - they have a great variety!  This card is for the sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers and for the Color Throwdown challenge.

Card details:
Stamps - Mixed Messages (PTI), Fergus w/Poppy (WRS)
Cardstock - white, Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, dsp
Accessories - punches, ribbon, copics, embossing folder

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Paper and Such Challenge Time

It's time for another great challenge over at Paper and Such!  This time we're to use a sentiment as our focal point - no images!!!!  I used the main sentiment from their Water Lily stamp set - love it!

Card details:
Stamps - Water Lily (Paper and Such)
Cardstock - Vintage Cream (PTI), Rich Razzelberry (SU), various dsp
Accessories - border punch, nesties, ribbon

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Keeping it simple

In this card, a sketch challenge from The Sweetest Thing, I wanted to keep it very simple.  I kept the colors neutral and the design as easy as possible.  

Card details:
Stamps - Have a Seat (SU), Mixed Messages (PTI)
Cardstock - black, white, Vintage Cream (PTI), dsp
Accessories - lg brad, pearls, border punch, nesties

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Paper and Such August Release!

I'm so excited for today!  It's release time for Paper and Such's August stamps!!  Here are some cards that I've made with each set.  There's a blog hop going on - start HERE.  Don't forget their blog challenge on the 11th!

Basket Full of Flowers $12

 Mimi and Jabster - $9

Poppies - $12

Molly - $9

There is also a sentiment set available.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Color contrast

For this sketch challenge by Paper Pretties, I almost went with a different colored ribbon.  I'm glad that I went with my instinct and kept to a contracting color.  I think it just "pops", don't you?

Card detials:
Stamps - image is from a friend - can anyone put a name to it?
Cardstock - white, dsp, Going Grey (SU)
Accessories - copics, punches, ribbon,

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Logan!

My oldest son, Logan, turns 16 today!!!!!!!  He is anxiously awaiting going for his permit on Tuesday.  Me........I could wait another year or so.......  It will be nice once he's able to drive himself to work and maybe run some errands for me.  :) :)

Card details:
Stamps - Classic Pickups (SU)
Cardstock - white, dsp, Creamy Caramel, Bordering Blue
Accessories - hardware, ribbon

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Another great sketch challenge over at The Sweet Stop this week!  I used two super cute Cocoa images for this card.

Card details:
Stamps - Berry Sweet & Watermelon Cocoa (Sweet & Sassy)
Cardstock - dsp, white, Gable Green
Accessories - copics, baker's twine (Paper and Such)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Back at it

Wow, a week sure does fly by.  I'll admit, it was hard to get back into the mode of making cards again.  Thank goodness for challenge blogs!  Here's a card in which I combined a color (Color Throwdown) and sketch (SCS) challenge.

Card details:
Stamps - Wreath of Roses (Flourishes)
Cardstock - white, Crumb Cake, Pool Party
Accessories - embossing folders, ribbon, border punch, nesties