Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sketch #5

I hope you are enjoying all of the Super Saturday Sketches and have had a chance to try them out. This weeks sketch is a nice long card. The dimentions are 9.25 x 4. This fits in a regular #10 envie. I was going layer crazy today so I hope you like it and give it a try.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Stampendous "changito hop"
Paper: SU Lavendar Lace, Pretty in pink, and bashful blue
Pattern Paper: K&Co sparkly sweet paper pack
Ink: memento black
Copic Markers: R85,83,81,20 B93, Y13, YG03
E25, 55, 53
Misc Stickles, Su satin ribbon

Friday, January 29, 2010

Love isn't Purrfect

Today 's project is inspired by one of my lovely daughters. It seems we have been at odds a lot this week and I just wanted to make her a little something to know I love her and things sometimes just happen. It's just a quick little card with one of my new $1.00 stamps..I just love them!
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo Valentine/spring assortment
Paper: SU "bermuda Bay"
Pattern Paper: K&Co Valentine paper pack
Ink: Memento black
Copic Markers: N0, 03, 05 R85, 83, 81, G99, YR24, 15, 12, 00
Misc: American crafts ribbon, rub on and stickles

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Relax the blues away!

Today I get to bring you two projects. I was up early this morning just taking my mind off things and grabbed a stamp set I hadn't used yet. I tried to use some colors that I wouldn't usually grab first. I was pleasantly surprised. I like it so much, I might have decided to give this card to my FIL for his birthday next week instead of the ship one I made earlier..

The second project of the day are some Journaling tags I made for a swap. I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with. I even remebered to make an extra. I usually forget to do that.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Our Craft Lounge "Coastal Wishes"
Paper: Bazzil "grey"SU "cocoa" bordering blue"
Pattern Paper: DCWV "summer glitter stack"
Ink: Momento Black
Misc: Hemp twine, watercolor pencils
Hearts were made from SU pink and tags bags boxes and more cricut. Stamp was a basic journaling stamp. Used SU french flair background stamp on the white. I masked the outside of the heart to make it fit in the heart leaving a rim.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

An Apple a day

Today's creation comes from another Sugarplum stamp. I don't have too many, but the ones I have I just love. I think it is meant to be more of a fall stamp, but I changed the paper to make it more of a spring mood. I think/hope spring is coming someday. Enjoy.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: CC Designs "fence" "apple Emma"
Paper: SU "celery" "apricot"
Pattern Paper: We R Memory Keepers "Promenade"
Ink: momento black
Copic Markers: Y26,21,13,11,00
YG93,03 B21
n0, 02, 05
Misc SU satin ribbon

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Try it Tuesday..Cup Card

I was inspired by a friend who did this card a few years ago and just brought it out of hiding. I have had this tutorial in my grips for a long time and always wanted to give it a try. I figured try it tuesday was the perfect day. I think next time I might make the cup a little smaller and maybe some chunky glitter for the rim instead of beads. Other than that, it was a lot of fun to make. You can find the instructions here at splitcoast stampers.

Card Recipe:
Paper: SU "regal Rose" "Apricot" "white" "vellum cardstock"
Ink: SU "caramel" "cool carribean" "apricot" regal rose" "summer sun"
Misc: chipboard saying, K&Co "berry fruit" embellishment

Monday, January 25, 2010

You crack me up

I didn't have much play time today, so I wanted to make something that was pretty quick. With a simple layout and the use of a sticker and a few gems, I had a card in just moments. Sometimes I forget how easy stickers make it for us sometimes.

Card Recipe:
BoBunny stickers "chocolate bunny"
Paper: SU "naturals ivory" "cocoa"
Pattern Paper: my minds eye
Misc: SU ribbon, brads, gems

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Scraps Scraps Scraps!

Well, I looked in my craft area this morning and noticed I had quite a few scraps this past week. I decided today would be only use my scraps day. Besides one sheet for the base of one card, everything I made today was from my latest supply of scraps. I think I did pretty good and it felt good too using up some of my leftovers. I hope you enjoy them and it gives you a push to use some of your scraps too..I know you have them!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Super Saturday Sketch # 4

Today's sketch if for a square card. I like making square cards when my stamp is just a little bigger and I want to fill the whole space. If you get a chance to try this sketch, I would love to see it..Post a link to your blog or gallery in the comment section.
Todays project was inspired by another challenge from our queen at ISC. This time it was a color challenge. It was mixing orange and yellow. I never would have thought of it on my own, so I am very excited someone was able to jump start me with it.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: CC Designs "sweet Kiki La Rue
Paper: Only orange
Pattern Paper: K&Co citronella pack
Ink: Momento "black"
Copic Markers: E00, Y12, Y15, Y16, Y35, Y38, YR24, YR23, YR21, YG03, R20
Misc: Paper studio stickers "best friend", Gems

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Friendship and flowers

Today you get two projects. I was making the one with the vase for a challenge of the day and the other with some scraps leftover. I figured while everything was out, why not!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: SU "sassy stems"
Paper: SU "regal rose" "rose red" "celery"
Pattern Paper: Colorbok "pink floral gignham"
Ink: Memento black
Copic Markers: B00, B05, YR12, Y21, YG63, R22, R24, V04, V06
Misc: BoBunny cardstock stickers "always friends" Pink gems

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Jungle Birthday

It's a jungle out there! At least it is for a sweet little boy I know. I had a lot of fun making this card with some jungle themed goodies I had. It originated from the queen of the weeks challenge at ISC. Her orders were to make something with wings on it. I had the cute bird then it built up from there. I am really happy with how it turned out. I wish I was there to see him open it, but they live 1200 miles away :(

Card Recipe:
Paper: SU "garden green"
Pattern Paper: Reminisce "Jungle blocks"
Misc: Rub on from pebbles and K&Co adhesive chipboard "on a safari"
The leopard border sticker is from my stash

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Try it Tuesday..card/photo box

I love when I find great projects that are also useful. I found this project on StampTV . It is a cute box you can use for cards, storing photos. This one I made for a friend having a birthday. I am going to make some matching note cards to go inside. I think I will even use this pattern to make recipe card gifts. It would make the perfect size..even for my own recipe box. You can change the paper for any season or holiday to make it a great year round project. I hope you get a chance to try it.

For instructions on how to make this here

Project recipe:
SU simply scrappin' "friends and flowers"
Misc rub on and white flower with glimmer mist sprayed on.

Monday, January 18, 2010

My ships has come in

This weeks challenge at ISC is to make a sailor type card without using blue or green. I think they did this on purpose because they know blue/green are my favorites.
It just so happens I was rumaging for some paper and came across this great navigational paper in my stach. I obviously forgot about it, but I am glad I found it the other day. I thought it would make the perfect birthday card for my FIL. Now one more birthday card down and out of the way.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: None :)
Paper: SU "mustard" "chocoale chip"
Pattern Paper: Best Creations "GP121"
Ink: None
Misc: Cloud 9 Epoxy Stickers "Simple Thoughts" Misc ribbon scraps

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Super Saturday Sketch #3

It's that time of the week again! I hope you have been enjoying the sketches each week. Sometimes I am lost when I am trying to come up with something to make, so trying a new sketch always makes me think! I am not sure if that is always a good thing or not :)
Today's sketch is a pretty simple to create. It is a great way to use up some of those smaller scraps you have laying around.

If you get a chance to use the sketch, I would love you to leave a comment with a link to your card..Have a great weekend everyone.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Craft smart "Dollar section"
Paper: SU "purely pomegranate"
Pattern Paper: "Deja Views "my sweet girl"
Ink: SU "pomegranate" "pretty in pink"
Misc Chipboard hearts are Heidi Grace "love blossoms"

Friday, January 15, 2010

Relaxing on the beach..

I made a bookmark like this once and thought I would try to adapt it into a card. I think it turned out pretty good..Almost good enough to jump in, grab a beach blanket and stay all day until the sun sets.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: SU "along the shore"
Paper: SU"night of navy" "brocade blue" "bordering blue" "shimmer white"
Ink: stazon "black" SU" "caramel" "brocade blue" "bordering blue"
Misc: Gel pen

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Chocolate fix anyone?

MMMM..wouldn't you just love to bite into this big cupcake. This is a fairly new stamp to my collection. It is one of hero art's cling stamps. I have a few of them and I think I am going to like them.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Hero Art's "large cupcake"
Paper SU "saharah sand" "pretty in pink"
Pattern Paper: SU (older retired scraps-not sure of the name)
Ink: momento "black" "cocoa"
Copic E25,29,53 R81,83,85, 20, 11
YR12, 15 Y13, G82
Misc Ribbon "SU pomegranate" Pebble's rub on

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Try it Tuesday..On Wednesday

Ya know when you pile your plate so high and have more to bite off than you can chew? Well that was yesterday. It was morning, then I turned around and it was time for bed.

So this is why we are having the "try it Tuesday" today on Wednesday. I have been wanting to try this "Torn Mosaic" for a while now and I figured how about today. I thought it was going to take a lot longer than it did, but it was actually quite a quick card. I like how it turned out and I think I will be doing it again. Enjoy.
Click here for the instructions from splitcoast stampers
Card Recipe:
Stamps: SU "heartfelt thanks"
Paper: SU "kraft" "mellow moss"
Pattern paper: Provocraft paper pack "river rock"
Ink: colorbox chalk" creamy brown" SU "regal rose" "rose red" "mellow moss" "artichoke"
Stazon "timber brown"
Misc: hemp twine, stickles

Monday, January 11, 2010

Bella Birthday

Another birthday creation..I used stampingbella stamp giftabella. I don't really have too many, so it is fun when I get to incorporate them into my projects. Bella stamps are so fun..they always have such personality.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Stamping Bella "giftabella""happy birthday"
Ink: Momento "black"
Paper: Coredinations "Sunrise orchid", SU "white"
Pattern Paper: Doodlebug "flutterby"
Copics "E00,E25,E33,E53,E34
Yr21, YR24
Misc: Stickles, Gems

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Mermaid Birthday

It is birthday season around here..Starting Thursday the birthday bonanza begins..There are so many friends and family having birthdays between now and August I don't know how I can keep up every year. I made this little lady today just thinking I was by the sea instead of freezing in the cold Chicago air..Enjoy.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: CC Designs "Underwater" "Underwater Sentiments"
Ink: Momento "Black" SU "taken with teal"
Paper: Coredinations "Gem Moonstone" "Sunrise Orchid" SU"white"
Pattern Paper: K& CO "Citronella Waves"
Copics: E34, E00,N0,N1,N2,N3,N5,N8,

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Super Saturday Sketch #2

Today sketch is a fun simple sketch you could probably use over and over. I used it for a fun birthday card for a friend who has a bithday in just a few days.. The best part about this card..I used a lot of scrap pieces..I love when I can do that. I hope you can get a chance to try it..

Card Recipe:
Cricut "walk in my garden"
Paper: Coodinations "Sunrise Orchid" "Royal Orchid" DCWV "Green #3"
Pattern Paper: Heidi Grace "Tall Flowers" (double sided) Doodlebug "glitter pink"
Misc: SU jewel brad, SU pretty in pink ribbon, Rub-on by Pebbles

Friday, January 8, 2010

My Snow Angels

With all the snow yesterday, it was the perfect day for two of my young ladies to get out and enjoy it. All was well until the crash at the end of the sled run! They didn't care..They just hopped back on and flew down the hill at least 20 more times!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Chipboard Challenge

As queen of the week this week at ISC my challenge for the day was to have everyone make something with chipboard. I don't utilize my chipboard as much as I should so this was a good challenge for me too. I chose to make this cute little snowman card. I think I will send it someplace warm so they get a feel what they are missing. It is snowing outside.... about 8 inches or more expected by morning and if it wasn't such fluffy snow, I would make a real one.
Card Recipe:
Chipboard: Paper Studio
Paper: SU "chocolate chip" Coredinations "aegean"
Pattern Paper: Bo Bunny "Tis the Season..Treasure" Double sided
Misc: American crafts ribbon, Buttons were a gift...not sure of the manufacturer

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Beaver Hugs

This is one of my new stamps I picked up from the $1 bin of inkadinkadoo stamps. I couldn't resist using him..He was too cute.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo Valentine/Spring Assortment
Ink: Momento "rich cocoa"
Paper: Coredinations "sunrise orchid", DCWV "green #3, SU "white"
Pattern Paper: Me and my big ideas, Debbi Mum "nursery girl"
Copic Markers E57, E55, E53, R81, R83, R85
Misc: American Crafts ribbon, stickles

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

TRY IT TUESDAY-gift card holder

Yes this is the new title for Tuesdays..

Each Tuesday I will feature a project that is new to me..It could be my idea, it could be one I have found elsewhere..I hope you will come back each week and try it yourself...

Todays project is from one of my favorite sites. Stamp TV. Gina K is such an inspiration to me and comes up with the greatest techniques. This gift card holder is a two step video, so make sure you watch both of them. Just click on the stamp TV link for the video.

Card Recipe:
Paper: Coredinations "Royal Orchid"
Pattern Paper: Doodlebug Design "Sweet Treats" "Sprinkles"
Misc: Glue Dots and Ribbon found in Dollar Spot

Monday, January 4, 2010

Summer Coasters

Well..It is so cold here, I thought I would make a summer creation to warm me up a bit. I have added them to my etsy shop..if you would like to peek

Project Recipe:
Stamps: SU set "Seaside Sketches"
Ink: SU "plums""rust""mustard""cocoa" and "brocade blue"

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy Birthday to you

Today's creation is from my Cricut. I used the "WILD CARD" cartridge with a square envelope setting at 5 1/2 and the "tweety" card setting at 4 1/4 ....The girl is in a window that has been cut by the card design..It opens up to see the rest of her.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Our Craft Loung "Anna Mae"
Words are a misc clear dollar stamp
Paper: coredinations "aegean" The paper Company "Lilac"
Pattern Paper: Colorbok "Yellow Baloons"
Ink: Momento "Black"
Copic Markers: E55, E00 V12, V15, Y13, R20, R83
Misc: Stickles and SU ribbon

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Super Saturday Sketch

Today is the first installment of "Super Saturday Sketch Days". Each Saturday I will post a new card sketch to keep your mojo running. I hope you will take the time to try something new..

I would love to see what you come up with..Leave a comment with a link to your finished creation.

Here is my take on this weeks sketch.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Stampendous "Changito Valentines"
Paper: SU chocolate chip. whisper white
Pattern Paper: Provocraft paper pack "little princess"
Ink: SU pixie pink, Momento rich cocoa
Copic Markers: E57, E55
Misc: Stickes, clear embossing powder

Friday, January 1, 2010


Happy new year to everyone. The new year..or should I say new DECADE brings so many new wishes and dreams for me. Dream #1.. I am starting today with this brand new blog. I have been wanting to build my own blog for about two years and now I felt it was the right time to begin. When you come here, I hope you will find inspiration and maybe a few new fun techniques you haven't seen before. I am always looking to try new things, I will do my best to bring you detail about all the projects I post here.

To all of my family and cyber friends..Happy new year and good health and happiness in the new year to come.