Friday, September 30, 2011

So Grateful.....

I received this image thru a swap community on SCS.  I love how you can use it without coloring in anything.

Card details:
Stamps - Grateful (SU)
Cardstock - So Saffron, Early Espresso, MME
Accessories - punches, ribbon

Thursday, September 29, 2011

It's a Play Date at the Cafe!

That's right!  Paper and Such is sponsoring the Play Date Cafe challenge today!  This is a great challenge blog with TONS of beautiful creations to spark your mojo.  Here's this weeks inspiration photo - 

 - and here's my card - 

Card details:
Stamps - Butterfly Kisses (PAS)
Cardstock - Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream, Soft Suede
Accessories - pearls, lace, embossing folder

Now - go make a card based on the inspiration photo and you could win......

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pink Poppies

This Poppy set from Paper and Such is so much fun (not to mention easy) to color!  I know that traditional poppies aren't pink, but don't they look great!  I incorporated The Sweetest Thing's sketch challenge from this week too.

Card details:
Stamps - Poppy (PAS)
Cardstock - Vintage Cream, dsp, white, Pretty in Pink
Accessories - punches, lace, nesties, flower soft, copics

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Challenge time!

It's challenge time again over at Paper and Such!  This time it's a recipe challenge.  Are you going all out or perusing the low-cal section?  This time around, the prize is a stamp set of your choice!   Do what you wish, but you must use at least 3 items off the list:

I chose an extra challenge and added it all!

Card details:
Stamps - Fall Flowers (PAS)
Cardstock - Plum Pudding, Soft Suede, white, dsp
Accessories - brads, lace, ribbon, twine, pearls, buttons, flowers, top note die, nesties, copics


There's a sale going on over at the Paper and Such store!!!!  All paper AND stamps are now 10% off!  Time to go shopping!!!!!!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011


Everyone in my corner of the world is hoping and praying that this rain is ending soon!  We've gone over our normal amount for the year already!  My heart goes out to everyone effected by all the flooding.

With that said, I do wanna say TGIF everyone!!!!!  I love weekends, mainly because my DH comes home from a long week away at work.  We have a busy weekend planned including a day-long event for myself at a local recreational park event where I'm hoping to sell out of all my cards. 

This card is one of my last ditch efforts to crank out some more thank you cards - of which you can never have too many.  I'm using the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi challenge this week to use a border punch.  Have a great weekend everyone!

Card details:
Stamps - An Apple for Cocoa (SNS)
Cardstock - Green Galore (SU), Pure Poppy (PTI), dsp, white
Accessories - nesties, copics, border punch, embossing folder

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Regal espresso.....

Nope, not a royal coffee drink, but some of the colors in the Color Throwdown challenge this week.  I've had these hydrangea images staring at me for a while now and figured this was a good time to use them.  For me, it was an easy color combo to use.  What do you think?

Card details:
Stamps - Mixed Messages (PTI), Because I Care (SU)
Cardstock - Vintage Cream (PTI), Early Espresso and Regal Rose (SU), white
Accessories - nesties, embossing folder, pearls, punch

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Recently, I found a blog called CPS - Card Positioning Systems.  They have the most wonderful sketches!  I love using those in conjunction with a color or themed challenge - such a great way to get the mojo flowing.  Here's their sketch from this week:

And here's my card done in that sketch:

Card details:
Stamps - Basketful of Flowers (PAS)
Cardstock - Ripe Avocodo (PTI), Soft Suede (SU), Vintage Cream (PTI), BG dsp
Accessories - lace, slit punch, nesties

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Party Time!

It's time for a party with Cocoa and a Sweet Stop sketch challenge!  I combined this cute little guy with the color challenge over at Just Us Girls.  Isn't it just a fun kids card?

Card details:
Stamps - Party Hat Cocoa, Tag Lines
Cardstock - Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss (SU), dsp
Accessories - copics, ribbon, nesties, embossing folder

Monday, September 19, 2011


For the sketch challenge over at The Sweetest Thing, I chose one of my favorite sentiments from a Paper and Such set.  I also used some of my new My Mind's Eye paper and was even able to use both sides!!!  I also chose an earth tone pallet for the Paper Pretties challenge.   Here's the sketch:

and here's my version - I chose to change it up a bit by hiding the bottom portion of the circle layer.
Card details:
Stamps - A Song in my Heart (PAS)
Cardstock - Vintage Cream (PTI), Early Espresso (SU), MME
Accessories - nesties, pearls

Friday, September 16, 2011

Flowers and Swirls

For this card, I combined 2 challenges into one.  I started with the Allsorts challenge to do a card with flowers and swirls and then I used SCS's  clean & simple challenge sketch.  Here's what I came up with!

Card details:
Stamps - Fall Flowers (PAS)
Cardstock - MME dsp, Terra Cotta Tile (PTI)
Accessories - rhinestone swirl, copics, rhinestone

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Cards for a cause

Paper and Such is sponsoring a challenge over at OWH (Operation Write Home) - a great organization that sends blank, handmade greeting cards to our brave men and women serving overseas so that they can keep in touch with their families.  Please check out their site HERE and play along - the prize this time is a Paper and Such stamp set of your choice!!!!

We are doing a color challenge this time around -


And here's my card!

Card details:
Stamps - Poppies
Cardstock - Kraft, Venice (7 Gypsies)
Accessories - copics, pearls

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Song Birds

I used one of my favorite Paper and Such stamps for the The Sweet Stop sketch this week.  I really like how versatile these birds are and how you don't have to color them at all.

Card details:
Stamps - A Song in my Heart (PAS), Fillable Frames #2 (PTI)
Cardstock - Marigold Morning & Not Quite Navy (SU), MME dsp
Accessories - baker's twine, nesties

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tic-Tac-Toe Time!

It's challenge time over at Paper and Such!  This week, we're doing a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge.  Just use the chart below to pick a row and that's what you need to put on your card!  Here's mine - I used the diagonal row going from top right to bottom left.


Card details:
Stamps - Basketfull of Flowers
Cardstock - Vintage Cream (PTI), black, My Mind's Eye
Accessories - lace, button, twine