Friday, February 29, 2008

Thanks Dahlia!

Happy Friday! Here's another Dahlia card that I created for a very good friend of mine, Luz, who's always around to make me smile... I miss you, Luz!

She loved this card when I posted it a couple of months ago. I promised her then that I'll make one for her. So, on my last day at the office where we both work, (I just got promoted!), I gave her this card with her favorite colors.

Followed this instruction for the Dahlia fold using So Saffron designer series paper. Adhered a rhinestone in the middle of the card and layered it with Basic Black cardstock. I wanted the flower to stand out so I added an Apricot Appeal cardstock, layered it with Basic Black cardstock and punched with the ticket corner. I then used the same designer series layered with Basic Black cardstock, tied a Black double-stitched ribbon and adhered with Apricot Appeal card stock. I just loved the way this came out so I made eight(!) more cards with different colors. That's 64 small circles folded using this technique.

Stamps: Absolutely Fabulous by Stampin' Up

Ink: Basic Black Classic Ink from Stampin' Up

Paper: Apricot Appeal, So Saffron, Basic Black card stock, Apricot Appeal DSP

Accessories: 1 3/8 circle punch, corner ticket punch, Marvy Giga circle punch, black double stitched ribbon from Michaels and self adhesive rhinestone

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Bugs and Kisses!

A friend of mine ordered 50 favors for her niece's baby shower. Her theme is ladybugs and I just have the perfect stamp set! The boxes are from Michaels and they measure 2" X 2". I stamped the ladybugs randomly (7 in a box). I matched the color combination with the baby shower theme. Inside the boxes??? Hershey Kisses!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Embrace Life

Last week's color challenge was Orchid Opulence. WHAT?!? I have not used this color for a while! Certainly Celery and Pumpkin Pie.... Don't they remind you of Halloween colors? Anyway, this was a hard color combination for me to use but I did it! This was actually a second card I created with the same stamp and layout but forgot to use Pumpkin Pie and had to go back again.

I've wanted to try the Faux Silk technique for awhile now and thought it would be perfect to do this for this card with this set. I started by stamping the flower blossoms from Embrace Life from Stampin' Up randomly on a piece of tissue paper with Jet Black Stazon Ink, water colored using Orchid Opulence and Certainly Celery classic ink with Aqua Painter. Once it dried, I crumpled the tissue paper. I applied glue stick on a whisper white card stock and spread the tissue paper, then trimmed the excess tissue paper and layered it with Basic Black, Certainly Celery and Orchid Opulence and added black sheer polka dot ribbon. The sentiment was from the same stamp set on a 1 3/8 circle punch whisper white card stock and layered it with black scallop circle. The card base pumpkin pie card stock measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". The leaf is stamped randomly with versa mark ink and punched some hole on both corners with paper piercing tool.

Stamps: Embrace Life by Stampin' Up

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Orchid Opulence, Certainly Celery, Basic Black and Whisper White Card Stock from Stampin' Up

Ink: Orchid Opulence, Certainly Celery, Basic Black classic ink from Stampin' Up and Versa Mark

Accessories: Tissue Paper, 1 3/8 circle punch, scallop punch, paper piercing tool, Black sheer polka dot ribbon

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Dream, Today and Always!

I know I promised another card from Reason to Smile set but I had a tough time taking a picture of the cardBlue. The bulb on one of my table lightDesk Lampburnt out and it'll cost me about $19.99 to replace it. I guess I just have to wait until the weekend to take photos of my cards because by the time I get home from work, it's too dark.

So, my routine will change for now. I'll be making cards every night after my daughter is in bed (of course, done with homework, lunch and school clothes are ready for the following day) and on weekends I'll be taking pictures on what I've created...NO PROBLEMO!

These 3 cards were created over the weekend. I visioned them differently and wanted to add an acetate card but I was actually pretty happy at the end.

Sentiment Dream, Today and Always stamps are from Green Grass Stamps and stamped on a Paper Trey White card stock using Pretty In Pink, Bashful Blue and Mellow Moss classic ink and layered it with matching card stock . Another

Paper Trey White card stock measured 4 1/16" by 5 1/4" was run through Cuttlebug using Stylized Flower and Textile embossing folder and added matching cardstock as a base. The butterflies are from Martha Stewart craft punch, added glue and dipped on a Boho Shimmer for the glittery effect. Do you like it? I love it!

Dream Today Always from Green Grass Stamps

Papertrey Ink White Card Stock, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue and Mello Moss Card Stock from Stampin' Up

Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue and Mello Moss and Basic Black classic ink from Stampin' Up

Cuttlebug, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Boho Shimmer kits from Making Memories

Monday, February 25, 2008

Reason to Smile

Happy Monday y'all! I love this set, well, I love butterflies Butterfly 2 . This is a retired hostess set called Reason to Smile and it sure makes me smile Teethy

The card base is measured 4 1/4" by 4 1/4" of chocolate chip card stock, topped with Blush Blossom card stock and stamp the flowers as a trail for the butterfly. For the topper I punch a Mega circle punch out of blush blossom, stamped half of the butterfly and topped it with Giga circle scallop punch out of chocolate chip card stock. Sentiment is from Papertrey Faux Ribbon.

I'll be using a same stamp set for tomorrow's card share, so come back and visit again!

Stamps: Reason to Smile and sentiment from Papertrey Ink Faux Ribbon

Paper: Chocolate Chip and Blush Blossom CS from Stampin' Up

Ink: Chocolate Chip classic ink from Stampin' Up

Accessories: Chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon, Small and Large Oval stamp, Mega circle punch, Giga circle scallop punch

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Lean on Me...

" When you're not strong, and I'll be your friend, I'll help you carry on..." Last night, while watching American Idol, my daughter Toni was singing this song again and again Singer 3 and I remembered this stamp that I got from Whipper Snapper. So before I went to bed, I thought of making a quick card for a quick inkspiration...thanks Toni! Blowing A Kiss

Here's a simple card that I made for a friend of mine who's currently going thru chemo. I am sending this to her to let her know that she can "lean on me". The two bears are from Whipper Snapper Design, stamped in Stãz-On Jet Black Ink and colored with my new Copics that I got from Gina K's Copic Club (still learning how to use these puppies). Images are cut-out and raised with a stampin' dimensional. Just a quick card and quick post today. Hope you're having a great day!

Stamps: Lean on Me from Whipper Snapper Design

Paper: Whisper White and Lovely Lilac Pie CS from Stampin' Up

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black and Copic Markers

Accessories: Stampin' Dimentional

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Playing with Fun Flock

This is actually a long overdue card that I created when Rose Ann of Paper Delightz was a Featured Stamper at SCS couple of months ago. I was going through my cards and found that I never posted it! Lumpy . This is the card (<-- click here) I CASEd. I kept the same layout and the same sentiment but used a different stamp set for the background and color combination.

The leaves are from Best Blossoms stamp set from Stampin' Up and was stamped randomly on a whisper white cardstock using Essential Glue Pad. While the glue was still wet, I sprinkled Plain Ol' Black Fun Flock by Stampendous from Eclectic Paperie. The single flower is also from the same set and also covered with fun flock, cut and adhered it with the sentiment. Card is finished by adding a wide black sheer ribbon. This card has a nice touchy/fuzzy feeling, like those kind of books Books that we read when we're little.

Stamps: Best Blossoms and With Gratitude from Stampin' Up

Paper: Basic Black and Whisper White from Stampin' Up

Ink: Staz-on Jet Black Ink

Accessories: Essential Glue Pad, Fun Flock by Stampendous, Corner Rounder Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals and Black Sheer Ribbon

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Absolutely Fabulous!

Sarah Moore of Sarah and the Stampstars 52 Cards a Year week five challenge was to make a one layer card.

Here's my second card for her challenge, she posted 6 challenges already and I've done two but hey, doing 2 challenges than none is better ... right?!? It took me about 2 minutes to do this card and I'm really happy on how it turned out.

Flowers are from Both Way Blossoms set and is stamped on whisper white card stock with staz-on jet black ink, watercolored using tempting turquoise and mellow moss stampin' up reinkers. I put some glue in the middle of the flowers and added dazzling diamond. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up Absolutely Fabulous set. Card is finished with Martha Stewart ribbon.

Stamps: Both Way Blossoms and Absolutely Fabulous from Stampin' Up

Paper: Whisper White from Stampin' Up

Ink: Tempting Turquoise and Mellow Moss classic ink by Stampin' Up

Accessories: Two-way glue pen and Dazzling Diamond from Stampin' Up and Martha Stewart ribbon

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy Bear-Day!

No valentine cards today but I have this birthday card that I created a couple of weeks ago and forgot to post. I got this sketch layout (see below) from Lauren of My Time... over a month ago and just love it! When I got this Birthday Bear Stamp from Whipper Snapper Design I knew I wanted to put some confetti on the background, which is just perfect for this sketch... don't you think?!

The main image is stamped on a whisper white cardstock with Staz-on jet black ink and watercolored with Stampin' Up classic ink. Circle coluzzle template was used as a cut-out to create a window, attached the acetate window sheet and added some party hats confetti. Stamping dimensional are added to the real red cardstock as the base of the card. Put crystal effects on the balloons for some shine. Birthday sentiment is from Stamping Bella.

Stamps: Birthday Bear by Whipper Snapper Design and Happy Birthday sentiment by Stamping Bella

Paper: Whisper White, Real Red cardstock from Stampin' Up.

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black

Accessories: Double sided ribbon from Michael's, Crystal Effects, Acetate Window Sheet, Circle Coluzzle template

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Simple Valentine

Good Morning! Valentine's Day is one of my favorite times of the year though I really don't have someone special to celebrate it with but I have my Toni who's more than special to me. Anyway, I saw these simple cards on a magazine more than a year ago and said to myself that maybe I can make it next year if I found someone (LOL!), I guess these cards will be waiting with me until I found that someone special.

The first card on the left has no stamping at all, just computer generated, both cards took me about 5 minutes to print and assemble.

Card on the right is also computer generated and the heart is from a Stampin' Up retired stamp set, stamped with a Essential Glue Pad (check out Emily's blog for Tips/New Product about Glue Pad) and sprinkled with red glitter, it's really pretty IRL!

Have a great day!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Heart strings

Three more days until Valentine's Day and this is the only card I created for the occasion. But hopefully, I'll have some time tonight after work to create more stuff...we'll see.

When I saw the shimmery hearts pattern paper from Michaels, I knew right away that I want to pair it with this stamp hearty tree from Stamping Bella. I just didn't want to add some glitters on the hearts but wanted it to really pop-out so I added some crystal effects and added some dazzling diamonds. I got the sentiment from Michael's $ bin. I was not really happy with the lines I drew on all corners. I think it was too dark but too late to change it.

Stamps: Hearty Tree from Stamping Bella

Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black from Stampin' Up

Ink: Staz-On Jet Black

Accessories: Crytal Effects, Making Memories glitter

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

More Posies for You

I've been wanting to do Beate's Sketch Challenge since she posted it on Friday, but just couldn't find the right color combination to use. I know that I wanted to use Anna Wight's new stamp set Posies for You from Whipper Snapper (yes, AGAIN!) but just not liking the colors I keep choosing, until SCS color challengeI've Got It, Real Red, Apricot Appeal and Ballet Blue. I knew I just have to combine this week's color challenge and Beate's sketch challenge.

The flowers are stamped in using Stazon Jet Black ink and water colored it with Ballet Blue classic ink. The butterflies are also stamped and colored using the same color and covered with crystal stickles, cut out and raised with stamping dimensional. The card base is an 8" x 8" of Apricot Appeal card stock and folded in half to make 8" x 4". All corners of the card are paper pierced. I am really happy with the results on this card.

Stamps: Posies for You by Anna Wight from Whipper Snapper Design and sentiment from Beautiful Blooms from Papertrey Ink

Whisper White, Apricot Appeal, Real Red and Bashful Blue card stock from Stampin' Up

Ink: Staz-On Jet Black

Accessories: Paper Piercing, Crystal Stickles, Small and Large Oval Punch, Ballet Blue grosgrain ribbon

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Super Tuesday and Posies for You

This morning my daughter Toni (7 years old) reminded me that it's Super Tuesday and we have to vote, this is our conversation this morning before going to school/work.

T: Mom, who are you voting for?

M: Not sure yet

T: I'm voting for Fred Thompson for President

M: Why are you voting for him

T: Because he seems like a very nice guy

M: You can't just vote for someone because you think he's a nice guy

T: Well, I'm voting for him because he's old but I think Bomama will be our next President of the United States

Onto the card --- It's been awhile since the last time I created a card for a Featured Stamper. This is the time that you are able to CASE someone's work, and some of the guidelines are to change two or more things on the card and give credit to the original stamper but I've been on a roll lately, that I was actually able to make two cards last night for Featured Stamper and 1 for Lauren Meader of My Time ... sketch challenge over the weekend. Phew! 3 cards in one night.

This week’s Featured Stamper at SCS is Renee of Stamping for Sanity. There are two cards in her gallery that I fell in love with. Well actually, there are a lot more but decided on CASEing two. I thought it would be perfect to use my new stamp set Posies for You by Anna Wight at Whipper Snapper.

This (<<--- click here) is the first card I cased. I changed the stamp set and the color combination, and kept the same layout. Flowers are stamped in Staz-on Timber Brown and painted it with a water brush Stampin' Up reinkers. Also, added some crystal stickles in the middle of the flower.

Stamps: Posies for You by Anna Wight from Whipper Snapper Design

Paper: Whisper White, Tempting Turquiose, Chocolate Chip and Pretty in Pink card stock from
Stampin' Up

Ink: Staz-On Timber Brown

Accessories: Tag Punch, Small Tag Punch, Word Window Punch, Paper Piercing, Crstal Stickles

For the second, I chose to case this card. I also kept the same layout and color combination but changed the stamp set using Posies for You. There are a total of 8 flowers on this set and love them all! I know for sure that I’ll be pulling these flowers more often.

Stamps: Posies for You by Anna Wight from Whipper Snapper Design

Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, River Rock and Close to Cocoa card stock from Stampin' Up

Ink: Staz-On Timber Brown

Accessories: Distressing tool, Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon

<--- This card is for Lauren Meader's simple sketch challenge over the weekend. Again, the same flower on this card is from Whipper Snapper, Posies for You. I really didn't care for this flower when I first saw it but as soon as I stamped it and started coloring it, I actually loved it. The center of the flower and the trail on the butterfly are covered with crystal stickles.

Stamps: Posies for You by Anna Wight from Whipper Snapper Design

Paper: Whisper White and Basic Black card stock from Stampin' Up

Ink: Staz-On Jet Black

Accessories: Marvy ovel punch and Marvy scallop oval punch, Black brads and Bashful Blue Tafetta Ribbon

Monday, February 4, 2008

Monday Funnies!

My sister emailed this to me today and thought of sharing it here =)

A guy goes to the supermarket and notices an attractive woman waving at him. She says hello. He's rather taken back because he can't place where he knows her from. So he says, "Do you know me?"To which she replies, "I think you're the father of one of my kids."Now his mind travels back to the only time he has ever been unfaithful to his wife and says, "My God, are you the stripper from my bachelor party that I made love to on the pool table with all my buddies watching while your partner whipped my butt with wet celery???"She looks into his eyes and says calmly, "No, I'm your son's teacher."

Make sure to scroll down for todays card creations
Happy Monday!

Anna Wight is in the house...

...her stamps and sketch layout that is! Anna Wight, a.k.a. SweetMissDaisy of Sweet and Sassy had this fun layout over the weekend and I just had to try it!

The image on the first card on the left, stamped on Black Stazon on Whisper White cardstock is Shy Bunny, a Whipper Snapper Design, illustrated by MissSweetDaisy herself. The image is watercolored using Stampin' Up classic ink. His tail is covered with crystal stickles and finished with faux stitching. The squares on the card are all measured 2" using Certain Celery prints designer series paper and the square for the main image is 2.25" x 3" square.

Stamps: Shy Bunny by Whipper Snapper Design and sentiment from So Many Sayings by Stampin' Up

Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Old Olive cardstock and Cetain Celery prints designer series from Stampin' Up.

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black

Accessories: Ribbons from Making Memories, Distressing Tool, Crystal Sticles and Stamping Dimensional

The image on the second card Easter Egg Bunny is also from Whisper Snapper Design. The image is stamped twice with Black Stazon. The bunny is cut out and raised with stamping dimensional, watercolored with Stampin' Up classic ink. All the squares on this card are all measured 2.25", the finished card is measure 5.5" by 5.5". Now, I need to find a pretty big envelope for this one.

Stamps: Easter Egg Bunny by Whipper Snapper Design

Paper: Whisper White, Cameo Coral, Old Olive cardstock and So Saffon prints designer series from
Stampin' Up.

Ink: StāzOn Jet Black

Accessories: Ribbons from Making Memories, Distressing Tool and Stamping Dimensional

I also got Anna's new cling mount set Posies for You, so stay tuned!

Friday, February 1, 2008


Yesterday’s “Way to Use It” challenge is to use "Staples". I have not used staples on any of my cards EVA! But, when I saw this challenge, I remember using my stapler back in the days just spelling words (that's what boredomRolling Eyes will do to you). Anyway, here is my way to use staples.

Bashful Blue card stock measures 5" x 10" and folded in half. I stamped the main image (Beehave from Penny Black) on Whisper White card stock using Staz-on Timber Brown and colored it Prima watercolor pencils, the bees' wings is covered with crystal stickles. I then matted it with Chocolate Chip card stock. The pattern paper is from Stampin' Up retired Timeworn collection, tide it with wide satin brown ribbon, and stapled spelling HI! Hello Thanks for stopping by and Happy Friday!

Stamps: Beehave by Penny Black

Paper: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White card stock and Timeworn Collection Pattern Paper by Stampin' Up

Ink: Staz-on Timber Brown

Accessories: Wide satin brown ribbon, crystal stickles, flower brad and staples