Friday, December 17, 2010

Holiday Sparkle...

I needed a quick holiday card for my fashionista friend and Girl Scout Leader so I took some inspiration from the SCS sketch challenge and Teapot tuesday challenge this week.
Here's what I came up with...

stamps- Gina K retro boutique, papertrey ink holiday sparkle
paper- white, black, real red, unk scraps for paper piecing
ink- memento black
accessories- rhinestones, cuttlebug embossing

And just to put you in the holiday spirit...
Santa's little Helper has posed (and smiled)
for her Holiday portrait:

Daisy says, "Merry Christmas Everyone!"

Monday, December 13, 2010

CAS97 Birgit's sketch

Hi and Happy Monday! It's time for the Clean and Simple challenge on Splitcoaststampers! Today's challenge is a sketch one...inspired by a card from one of our newest DT members- Birgit! I just love Birgit's style, it's very unique! Here is my card for the challenge:

stamps- Papertrey Ink Signature series dress form
paper- SU DP, going grey, PTI white, Bazzill blue
ink- black
accessories- PTI die, sheer ribbon, CTMH bitty sparkles

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Holiday cards... some more!

I've been a badddd blogger again! But to make up for it here are a few of my holiday cards that are going out in the mail this week!

* I was really into the navy blue thing...LOL

Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with the CAS challenge from Splitcoaststampers! Have a good night!

Monday, October 04, 2010

more faux letterpress!

when you try a new technique sometimes you really TRY it! I think I treid almost every embossing folder I have to see what works best for the faux letterpress technique. Here's what I got!

recipe: stamps- Papertrey Ink fillable frames #8
paper- real red, white
ink- tempting turquoise, black, fresh snow
accessories- cuttlebug embossing folder, rhinestones

recipe: stamps- Papertrey Ink Stocking Prints, Peaceful Poinsettia
paper- kraft, pure poppy, white, wild wasabi
ink- black, fresh snow, wild wasabi
accessories- PTI embossing plate and die, cuttlebug embossing folder, felt, rhinestones

recipe: stamps- Papetrey Ink embellishments, giga guide lines
paper- old SU purple unk?, vintage cream
ink- purple acrylic paint, black, fresh snow
accessories- MS fine glitter, cuttlebug embossing folder

recipe: stamps- Papertrey Ink heart print sentiments
paper- kraft, melon mambo, white, SU DP
ink- melon mambo, black
accessories- PTI dies, cuttlebug embossing folder, divine twine, button

Thanks for stopping by!

faux letterpress for FTL110

Hope you enjoyed World Card Making Day yesterday! Here are some cards I made this weekend....

The Clean and Simple challenge this week was to use the faux letterpress technique. Here is one of the cards I made for is also for the clean and simple blog sketch this week...FTL110

recipe: stamps- Papertrey Ink Birthday Bash Sentiments
paper- hawaiian shores, white
ink- hawaiian shores, black
accesssories- sizzix balloon die, cuttlebug embossing folder, divine twine

*one more post for today...more faux letterpress....

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Holiday cards....a start

I'm trying to decide on a holiday card to send out this year....I have int he past only used the picture ones but I think I will just include a photo of the kids inside the card....Here is my first contestant!

This is also for the sketch challenge at clean and simple blog...the Free 4 All challenge at SCS to use scallops and the Ways to use it challenge at SCS to get started on holiday cards!

recipe: Stamps- Leigh Hannah Holidays, Papertrey ink Holiday Greetings
paper- wild wasabi, real red, white
ink- wild wasabi, black
accessories- ribbon, rhinestones, PTI scallop border die

Monday, September 13, 2010

Back to School at LAST!

Ok finally my kiddies are back in school! That gives me more time to blog and keep up on challenges! I made these cards for my kids' teachers to let them know from the get go they are appreciated! I did a kinda faux letterpress here...just inked the top of the PTI embossing plate and then embossed...looks cool huh?

recipe: stamps- Papertrey Ink Fruitful, Unity sentiment from KOTM
paper- kraft, black, white
ink- real red, black, fresh snow
accessories- ribbon, PTI embossing plate

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 05, 2010

CAS82 Sketch by ME!

This week's Clean and Simple challenge on SCS is a sketch by ME! How exciting! Jen chose this card for everyone to use:

I did this the other day for the Ways to use it challenge...we had to use only one sheet of cardstock!

Here are some I made for today's challenge (it's weird to follow your own card!)

For this one I used the baby Wipe squirt some re-inkers on a folded baby wipe and basically make a new inkpad. I made a rainbow one! Then I stamped some smaller butterflies in grey and then stamped the script over it in black. Too cool!
The butterfly is stamped on acetate so you can see through it.

For this one I made a mask out of a post it note (a big one) with a square nestability die. Then I sponged in with blue, stamped over the mask with the black flourish and drew in the outline by hand. Quickie felt flower, button and balers twine and viola!

Getting even simpler....I didn't even make the squares with this...just implied them with the stamps. I kinda like this color combo (crumb cake, real red, baja blue and more mustard)....interesting......

Thanks for stopping by! You can see more details in my SCS gallery (I didn't feel like typing them twice today!)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It's Delicious!

This week's clean and simple challenge was to be inspired by a word...DELICIOUS!
One thing that is delicious to me is summer fruits! I have had lemons and limes in my kitchen all summer and have added them to everything, even just water! Here is my delicious lemon-lime treat:

recipe: stamps- Papertrey Ink Fruitful, Fiskars Celebrations
paper- wild wasabi, white
ink- black, certainly celery, wild wasabi, barely banana, crushed curry
accessories- ribbon, rhinestones

And another delicious thing to me is Martini's! I love experimenting with new of my new summer favs is a Basil Martini (and I have a ton of it growing in my yard this year)...
recipe: stamps- Rubber Romance (sentiment)
paper- black, wild wasabi, white
ink- black
accessories- ribbon, stapler, martini stickers

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Color Challenge CAS81

These are for the Clean and Simple challenge at SCS today...a color challenge, Kraft, Turquoise and White.

First I used some scraps and added some stamping to them. The bakers twine is my new favorite thing!
recipe: stamps- Papertrey Ink Botanicals, Asian fusion
paper- kraft, white, hawaiian shores
ink- hawaiian shores, crumb cake, black

accessories- bakers twine, button

This one was a happy accident...I meant to only
put the crystal effects on the shell
but it got all over the circle so
I just spread it around!
The whole card has a shiny look now.
recipe: stamps- SU Beautiful Beach
paper- kraft, white
ink- tempting turquoise, crumb cake, black
accessories- crystal effects, white gel pen

This last one reminds me of the beach here on Long Island...
long tall grasses on the shore.
recipe: stamps- TAC crackle BG, Unity KOTM,
PTI mega mixed messages
paper- kraft, white, hawaiian shores
ink- hawaiian shores, crumb cake

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, July 26, 2010

more dirty challenges...

more cards I made for the Dare to Get Dirty challenges this week.....

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

some Dirty challenges!

This week on SCS the Dirty Dozen is posting a whole lotta challenges! I played in a bunch today and am looking forward to the rest of the week! Here is what I did today:

See my SCS gallery for the info on each card HERE

Sunday, July 18, 2010

CAS76 A Fun Sketch

These are for the Clean and Simple challenge this week CAS76...a fabulous sketch from our very own ravengirl, Toni! You can see the sketch here:

recipe: stamps- Papertrey Ink Fillable Frames #4
paper- PTI white, black, SU gable green
ink- black
accessories- ribbon, stapler, butterfly die, circle punch, crimper, black marker

recipe: stamps- Papertrey Ink Damask Designs
paper- SU soft sky, PTI rustic white
ink- versamark
accessories- clear EP, PTI felt & button, hemp, wide ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, July 11, 2010


This is for the Clean and Simple challenge here on SCS today...use dry embossing!

So easy since I tend to do it a lot! One of my favorite embossing plates is PTI's woodgrain. I love to use it on core-dinations paper and sand it up. I am in need of a bunch of manly cards...all the guys in my family have summer bdays! This one is for my cool cousin with a harley! TFL!

One more...a simple Thank you with my new PTI set and when they match!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010


I just got these awesome stamps today from Skipping Stones Designs....OMG I {heart} them! Here are 2 cards I made (with my new favorite thing- rolled roses!)...
The first is a sketch from Skipping Stones SSD031...

*PS I made the BG paper myself! I downloaded the screenplays from Twilight and New Moon (don't know if they are real but it worked for me!) and played with my new version of photoshop and viola! FUN!

OK one more...I gotta show love to Edward too....
This sketch is from Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #81...

a CAS sketch

I had a few minutes early this morning before the kids woke up today (which I will pay for later when I am falling asleep at the pool) so I made a challenge card...actually 2 challenges. This is for the SCS color challenge today (rich razzleberry, so saffron, baja breeze CC278) and the stampTV sketch challenge (stvsketchms6). I was drawn to this sketch because it was CAS but in the end it was quite a challenge for me!

PS of course after I took the picture and typed in the whole post, I realized I used cream for the card base and white for the image panel. Normally, I just don't like to mix white and cream but oh well....

recipe: stamps- Papertrey Ink Teatime additions, polka dot basics,
heartfelt sentiments
ink- so saffron, rich razzleberry
paper- rich razzleberry, so saffron, white, vintage cream
accessories- border punch, ribbon

Monday, June 14, 2010

More CAS...

This is for the Etsy Inspired Challenge #92 and a new challenge I found called Clean And Simple...they have great sketches! This is for FTL 94

The etsy inspired challenge site is called My Zoetrope and I was inspired by this adorable strawberry print...

Thanks for stopping by!