Sunday, February 28, 2010


I created this for today's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge, CIC48 and for today's FS160, Angella...congratulations!  I chose her card shown here to case.  This also fits the Clean & Simple Sketch, FTL80.
I used the Chipboard Flowers by EK Success and ran them through the CuttleBug using a Provo Craft Embossing Folder Swiss Dots.   I added the die cut leafs from SU and then put Cosmo Cricket Material Girl Buttons in the center of each one.  The "happy" sentiment is by  Imaginisce
I stamped it in SU real red ink.  Don't ya luv those cupcakes.....I hope you can play with the Hope Stamps Eternal Sweeties this week, we look forward to gazing your creations!  Enjoy

Stamps:  Imaginisce 
Paper:  Bazzil Tutu Pink and Red
Ink:  SU Real Red
Accesories:  EK Success Chipboard Flowers, SU Leaf Die, Cosmo Cricket Material Girl Buttons, Scor Pal, Provo Craft Swiss Dots Embossing Folder,  and Glue Dots

Friday, February 26, 2010

Happy Easter

My card today is for the Embellish Magazine Challenge, Verve is the sponsor for this weeks challenge. The fabulous colors and a border are key ingredients to your creation, I also used The Pink Elephant Sketch #55 which I turned to fit my card. Over at SCS today there is a new challenge for Friday's called Free For All, F4A1 you got luv that. We are to use texture, and at least one color that you do not normally use(groovy guava is mine...eeekk) and patterned paper. I used the Verve set called Easter Elegance and these eggs are nothing short of elegance, I luv this set! I think these eggs are gorgeous paper pieced, I used a variety of SU designer papers. i added a tag with my sentiment and button. It is Friday friends I hope you have a wonderful weekend planned, dh and I are having date night, fun! Enjoy!
Stamps: Verve Easter Elegance
Paper: SU Barely Banana, Groovy Guave, White, and Variety Designer Papers
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black and Groovy Guave
Accessories: Ribbon, Border, button, Linen Thread, Scissors, and Glue Dots

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Thinking Of You

This is for Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch, SSSC57. I adore this sketch, once you get all of those patterns together it is gorgeous....I am all about color, patterns, texture, and the details; so this sketch is fabulous! You have to try it, you will see. I got my new SU designer paper pack and I luv is thick and full of lots of patterns, it is a must have. I used the fabulous colors from The Color Throwdown #81, luv these colors too, everything about this post is me....hehehe. The Ippity stamp is a heart, this set is adorable. It is called Music Of My Heart, it is my favorite set of he whole Ippity release. This is also for today's WT259, to use I know you are saying. "I don't see any lace", you are right. I had to get creative, lace is on my list of "needs". The button is sorta lacy looking and the swirls in the heart can be lacy if you like.....hehehe. I hope you have a great day, show some love to someone today! Enjoy!
Stamps: Ippity Music Of My Heart
Paper: Bazzil and SU Sweet Pea Paper Stack...luv this!
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip, Pretty In Pink, and Old Olive
Accessories: SU Wide Ribbon, Button, Linen Thread, Nesties, Gemstones, SU Square Punch, and Glue Dots

CAS Closing Ceremonies Spring DT

I am thrilled to be bringing you this card, I have been chosen to be on the CAS Spring Guest DT for April! You can get all the details and chat along with us here. For the closing ceremonies we where to make a card based on one of three different sketches, I chose the sketch here. I used a new Ippity set called What Matters Most. These new Ippity sets are awesome, the size is very generous, I adore the background music sheet, you can see that set here, it is called Music Of My Heart. I have not had a chance to ink it up, but plan on it this week. I also used a new paper pack from My Mind's Eye Home. If you haven't played along with a CAS Challenge, you can tune in every Monday to get your creative juices going...for those of you who are not sure what CAS stands for......clean and simple! That can be interpret in different ways, clean and simple is not the same to all people. Enjoy!

Stamps: Ippity What Matters Most
Paper: Bazzil and My Mind's Eye Home
Ink: SU Going Gray
Accessories: Ribbon, Stickles, Scissors, and Glue Dots

Hoppy 4 You

Good morning, it is hump day only two more days until the weekend. I hope you have had a great week so far. I am preparing for the upcoming Verve release, it is March 5; you are going to luv the new stamps, I know I do...hehehe. Today's card is using Ippity, these are adorable stamps too, you can get yours here! I also used the new SU Tiny Tags....ooohhh I adore these tiny tags too. They add so much to be so tiny. I colored and added stickles to the flower. This is for Stacey's Curtain Call Act 18 and for Crazy 4 Challenges Sketch, C4C25. I will have an extra special card for you this afternoon, be sure to check back! Enjoy.
Stamps: Ippity Because Of You and SU Tiny Tags
Paper: SU Kraft, Night of Navy, Bazzil, and K & Company Designer Paper
Ink: SU Night of Navy and Old Olive
Accesories: Ribbon, Gemstone, Embossing Folder, SU Embossslits, Stickles, and Glue Dots

For my second card, wow wee...these colors are gorgeous but they sure did stump me. These are this weeks Color Q Colors, CQC21. I kept this clean and simple using the Clean & Simple Sketch, FTL78. I can't image this baby if I would have went all I used my new Papertrey Ink set called Tiny Treats: Valentine. I won Lynn's blog giveaway and she went out of her way to get this set to me, show her some luv here. I hope you have a fantastic hump day, hang in there the weekend is fast approaching....enjoy!
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Tiny Treats: Valentine
Paper: SU Regal Rose, Melon Mambo, White, and Bazzil
Ink: SU So Safron and Copics
Accessories: Ribbon, Scor Pal, Scissors, and Glue Dots

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

You Float My Boat

Good morning, today's card is for CC259 to use colors from the Olympic symbol, I chose red, yellow, and a tiny splash of blue....hehehe...get it, splash of blue. I used the PTI set called Tiny Treats: Valentine. I won this set from Lynn's blog giveaway, she went beyond the duty trying to get it to me. Please show her some luv, her work is totally amazing. This is also for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch, MTSC62 and for Flourishs Timeless Tuesday, FTTC55 to use flowers(mine is in the dp, some of my favorite dp). I adore this PTI set, it is sooo cute...I hope you are having a wonderful day, did I mention I am off this week. I will be creating, I have a few appointments this week, and spending a little time chillin. Have a great day....enjoy!
Stamps: PTI Tiny Treats: Valentine
Paper: Bazzil and SU Designer Paper
Ink: SU Real Red, So Safron, and Borcade Blue
Accessories: Janome, Button, Ribbon, Linen Thread, Circle Nesties, Scalloped Circle Nesties, and Glue Dots

I created this card for the Viva la Verve at Home Challenges, VLVFEB2010. I chose the napkins from the Etsy shop here, check it out. My card did not go where I wanted it I had another vision in my head, but this is ok. I used the Verve set Forever In Our Hearts and used my much neglected felt flowers from SU. The ribbon is a piece i had from a store bought item, don't ya luv when things work out like that? I will be home creating this week....sigh... I luv being home! You still have time to play along with the Viva la Verve Challenges for your chance at some free Verve, you gotta luv that! Enjoy.
Stamps: Verve Forever In Our Hearts
Paper: SU Kraft, Bazzil, and SU Designer Papers
Ink: SU Saraha Sand
Accessories: Janome, Ribbon, SU Felt Flowers, Sequin, Gemstones, Quickuts Nesting labels, and Glue Dots

Monday, February 22, 2010


Good morning, it is mojo time, Sarah designed today's sketch and I luv can chose a circle or square card. I luv them both, but find myself liking the circle cards a little more......they are soooo cute. I also used the fun colors from the Embellish Color Challenge, the theme is birthdays. I used the cupcake stamp from Verve called Cupcake Affair, I adore this set but do not use it enough. I stamped, colored, and cut out the cupcake and lifted it on glue dots. I added the sentiment "wish" down the side. The single flower adorns the cupcake, along with tiny dots of stickles. I hope you will play along with the mojo makers this week, to see all of there creations head over to the Mojo Monday Blog.

You can find instructions on how to make the circle cards in this post.
Stamps: Verve Cupcake Affair and SU
Paper: Bazzil Avalanche, Mud Pie, and SU Designer Papers
Ink: Momento Rich Cocoa and SU Night Of Navy
Accessories: Scalloped Circle Nesties, Circle Nesties, Ribbon, Button, Linen Thread, Stickles, Silver Bead, and Glue Dots

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Good morning it is time for one of my favorite challenges, Cupcake Inspiration Challenge, CIC47; you can see all of the sweeties creations and get yours in here. I used some fabulous goodies from Hope Stamps Eternal. This gorgeous designer paper is called Material Girl from Cosmo Cricket, it is darling! There are even buttons to go with the Cosmo Cricket dp, the big blue button is the middle is a Cosmo Cricket Material Girl Button. I punched a butterfly using the SU Butterfly punch and the added Zva Creative Pearls and Stickles. With today's cupcakes I had to add stitching...hehehe. I also added twill ribbon tied with those adorable tiny tags. This is for Taylor's Sketch Challenge, TESC101 and for today's FS159, I chose her card here. I hope you will play along with the CIC47, I luv to see your creation.....have a wonderful day! Enjoy.

Alice ~ Colleen ~ Kelli ~ Kristen ~ Michelle (out this week) ~ Patricia ~ Piali ~

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Blooming Buttons Bits and SU Tiny Tags
Paper: Bazzil, Prism, and Cosmo Cricket Material Girl
Ink: SU Blue Bayou, Certainly Celery, and Soft Sky
Accessories: Janome, Ribbon, Cosmo Cricket Material Girl Button, Linen Thread, SU Butterfly Punch, SU Tiny Tags Punch, Stickles, Zva Creative Pearls, and Glue Dots

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Anything Is Possible

Good evening, I have created this for the Clean & Simple Sketch, FTL78 and for Round 2 of the CAS DT call.
It is also for the Frosted Design Challenge to use a star. We where to make a creation based on the Olympic slopes (skiing or luge). I was inspired by of course the color of the USA flag, hills, and the fact that all of the competitors do the things they do make them a star....and "anything is possible" when watching the games!
I used the Verve set Seeing Stars and the EK Success large scalloped border punch. I added silver cord to the star, one I added stickles, and the other a lone gemstone. I hope you have a great day! Enjoy.
Stamps: Verve Seeing Stars
Paper: Bazzil
Ink: SU Real Red
Accessories: Corner Rounder, Silver Cord, Stickles, Gemstone, and Glue Dots

I created this for several challenges, it is for the 411 Sketch Challenge, SSC138. It is also for The Color Throwdown Color Challenge, #80 and for Maria's Boots 2 Stamps Inspiration Challenge, B2s04. It is also for today's WT258 to use orange. I used SU Vintage Vogue stamp set, I also used My Mind's Eye Ooh La La Designer paper. I added a few gemstones, the ribbon, with a button and linen thread. Tomorrow is Friday and I am off next week, so thrilled....yeah! I hope you have a fabulous Friday that leads into a wonderful weekend. Enjoy!
Stamps: SU Vintage Vogue
Paper: Bazzil and My Mind's Eye Ooh La La Designer Paper
Ink: SU bravo Burgundy, Pumpkin Pie, and Sage Shadow
Accessories: Janome, Ribbon, Linen Thread, Button, SU Curly Punch, Sponging, Martha Stewart Border Punch, and Glue Dots

Monday, February 15, 2010

Ippity New Release Challenge

ETA: I have had some requests for how to make the paper here is the link to the wonderful paper flowers by......Wendy Smedley. Also I want to share this fabulous thread over at SCS that has lots of different ways to make paper flowers.....HANDMADE PAPER FLOWERS........enjoy!

Good evening, I created this card for the Ippity new release challenge, INRC1WIN10.
It is a inspiration challenge based on the picture of the room shown. I do not have many Ippity sets but that is about to can get your Ippity here.
I used for this card the set Just Wanted To Say, it has several sweet sentiments in it. It is from the last release. I made a paper flower that I sponged with SU Rich Razzleberry ink, added die cut leaves. The ribbon, embossing, and a little stitching and there yo have it. It is also my submission for the OCC Sketch, OCCSC2.
Have a fabulous week, I am counting down the days until I am off again for a week.....yeah....6 more days. Enjoy!
Don't forget to head over to Stop & Stamp The Roses Ippity Sales Blog and get the latest Ippity release!

Stamps: Ippity Just Wanted To Say
Paper: SU Rich Razzleberry, White, and Making Memories Black & White Paper Pad
Ink: SU Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Janome, Ribbon, SU Leaf Die, Paper Back Book, Button, Linen Thread, Embossing Folder, and Glue Dots

Delight In Life

Good morning, it is Monday, so it is time for another fabulous mojo sketch. This sketch was so much fun, I hope that you can play along with the mojo makers. I used the Verve stamp set Miracles Blossom, this is a favorite of mine too, as you can see I do luv my Verve! I used Stacey's Cutain Call Colors Act 17, they look so good together. I used pearls, ribbon, and stickles to embellish my card. I hope you day is wonderful and continues into the rest of the week....make the most of each day! Be sure to check out all the awesome mojo makers creations over at the Mojo Monday Blog. Enjoy.
Stamps: Verve Miracles Blossom
Paper: Bazzil and SU Designer Papers
Ink: Momento Rich Cocoa, SU Old Olive, and Markers
Accessories: Ribbon, Stickles, SU Border Punch, SU Butterfly Punch, Pearls, Stickles, and Glus Dots

Sunday, February 14, 2010

LOVE-Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day Sweeties!
See. I told ya these cupcakes where yummy.....I adore the rich colors, I turned to the fabulous designer paper by My Mind's Eye, Be Loved. I have been saving this paper, cause I luv, is that hording? These perfect cupcakes where the time to use it.....I sure hope you can play this week. I used a favorite stamp too, it is from Basicgrey,
I stamped it in SU riding hood red ink and then ran a copic marker over the
word "LOVE" to highlight the word. I then added a little Stickles over it to make it shimmer. I added ribbon tied with a Button from Cosmo Crickets, Material Girl; these are so know I luv my buttons. I added a few pearls and a little stitching. This is also Taylor's Sketch, TESC100; I turned it to make a longer style card, also for Crazy 4 Challenges, C4C24 to use red, and for Stampin Royalty #6 to make a Valentine/Love themed creation. Be sure to check out the other sweeties creations and link your creation to Mr Liky over at the Hope Stamps Eternal Blog.......enjoy!

Stamps: Basicgrey
Paper: Bazzil and My Mind's Eye Be Loved Designer Paper(luv this paper)
Ink: SU Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Janome, Ribbon, Circle Nesties, Stickles, Pearls, Cosmo Cricket Button, and Glue Dots

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sending Love & Joy

Good evening, I have not been around much today, I am working this weekend; something I do not like to do but some things can't be helped. I created this for the Viva la Verve sketch, VLVFEB2010 and the theme At Home With Verve. I adore the pink walls in this photo. I used the colors pink, kraft, and wild wasabi. I used Verve stamp sets, added stitching, popped the flower up, and added dazzling diamonds with a gemstone. Check back tomorrow morning for this weeks Cupcake Inspiration Challenge, you will luv these cupcakes.....I do, they are my favorite ones so far, really! I hope you have a fabulous day, oh and just so you know I may be off the week after next so working this weekend is not to!
Stamps: Verve Plain Jane Isaiah 61:3 and Love's Flower
Paper: Bazzil, SU Kraft, and SU Designer Papers
Ink: SU Pretty In Pink and Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Janome, Ribbon, Button, Linen Thread, Circle Nesties, Gemstone, Su Dazzling Diamonds, Embossing Folder, and Glue Dots

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Smile-Happy Freinds Award

I created this for the Clean & Simple, FTL77 sketch. I used Papertrey Ink Budding Button Bits stamp set. I used Bazzil paper, ribbon, and SU designer paper. I will be keeping this post short, I have an award at the bottom that I want to pass to some really great stampers and friends! Be sure to check it out....enjoy!
Stamps: Papertrey Budding Button Bits
Paper: Bazzil and SU Designer Paper
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral, and Old Olive
Accessories: Ribbon, Button, Linen Thread, SU Border Punch, and Glue Dots

I created this for the Just Us Girls Sketch Challenge, JUGS19. I used Verve stamps, I added a little stitching, some gemstones, and a button with linen thread. This is also for today's WT257, to use odds, I have 1 flower, 3 circles, and 7 gemstones. Enjoy!
Stamps: Verve
Paper: Bazzil
Ink: Momento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Janome, Circle Nesties, Blossom Nesties, Gemstones, Button, Linen Thread, SU Scalloped Circle, Flower Soft, and Glue Dots

I was given this award from two different friends one is Kim, her blog is Memories In Thyme...check it out! She is a doll...she is so very faithful with her visits and comments to my blog. Kim is always cheering me on, thank you so much Kim, you are definitely a sweet friend!

The second friend to give me the award is Laurel, her blog is Laurel's Place...check it out! Her visits are so inspiring as well, her creations are fantastic and I am honored she gave me the sweet friend award.....shown some luv to both of these ladies.

I am to pick other gals and share 10 things that make me happy. I can be a very deep thinker, so I am going to keep this light and fun...ok?

1. time off from work..this makes me real happy...*grin*
2. a cup of coffee, I prefer Starbucks...hehehe
3. pizza
4. my Boxer Jesse...she is such a cutie, she would make you happy too!
5. a surprise from my dh...a card, a small gift.....little things make me the happiest!
6. a sunny day
7. giving others encouragement
8. spending time with friends, creating and stamping
9. learning something new
10. Last, but certainly not least...Verve stamps!

Now to share the award, I have picked several real life friends as well as on line friends....if any of you gals do not do awards, I will not be offended, really. If you want to take it and pass it along do, if you don't that is perfectly fine! Hugs to you all....enjoy!


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Soft & Sweet Note

Good morning, I am thrilled to be a guest for the Color Q Challenge, CQC19. I have earned both the Wild Card and Color Queen badges for the cards shown here and here. Stop by the Color Q Challenge Blog and check it out, you could win too! These colors are divine, so soft and lovely! I also used the sketch from Card Positioning Systems, CPS153 .
The tiny flower is from the Verve set Believe and the sentiment is from the Ippity set Just Wanted To Say.
I embossed the top panel of the card, added two different border punch designs, added ribbon tied with a button and linen thread. I hope you will join us this week at the Color Q, Ariella shares some fabulous colors, join us! I hope you have a great day. Make an effort today to bring some happiness to someone, you never know what others are really going through.....enjoy!
Stamps: Verve Believe and Ippity Just Wanted To Say
Paper: Bazzil and Unknown Designer Paper
Ink: Momento Rich Cocoa and Copics
Accessories: Embosing Folder, Ribbon, Button, Linen Thread, Pearl, Sequin, Stickles, SU Border Punch, Martha Stewart Punch, and Glue Dots