Tuesday, August 30, 2011


I have had a several wedding showers to go to. So here is the card that I made to go along with the presents. The present stamp is by Deadbeat Designs. I have heat embossed the presents with Stampendous Silver Tinsel embossing powder. I then cut them out. The CS is by Bazzill and the DP is Mr. & Mrs. by Best Creation, Inc. I used 3 different ribbons from my stash to make bows on the three presents (Hot Pink, Light Pink and White). This was a simple card to make and I plan to enter it in these challenges:

Stamps R Us Challenge - Anything Goes

Shelly's Images Challenge - Presents

Paper Cupcakes Challenge - Three's a Charm

Party Time Tuesday Challenge - PTT#31 - Anything Goes!

I hope you like it and thanks so much for dropping by my little stamping corner.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

It's a Boy!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Today I bring you a card that I made for a baby shower. The baby is going to be a boy so of course it is in blue and white.

The CS is Stampin Up and the DP is by K & Company. The precious little baby is by Sugar Nellie. I have colored him with Copic Sketch markers. The embossing folder is by Sizzix. The lace is just some that I bought at the fabric store. The tiny pearls are by Martha Stewart Crafts and the button is by Basic Grey. I used the Spellbinder Nestabilities Label 10 on the image and the sentiment is punched out with the Word Window punch and the Modern Label punch from Stampin Up.

Here is the inside of the card:

The gingham check on the front of the card has a border that is punched out with the Scallop Edge Border punch by Stampin Up. I have used this same punch on the inside of the card. The origin of the sentiment is not known, but I used the same Spellbinder that I used on the front of the card to showcase it.

I plan to enter this card in these challenges:

Pile It On Challenge - #33 - Blue, blue, blue

K B Cute Monday Challenge - #25 - Babies!

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Eyes Down, Look In!!! (Bingo - I used Gems(pearls), Free (Button), and the Lace

Crafts and Me Challenge - #48 - Blues or Blue/Greens

Shelly's Images Challenge - Show Us What You Got!

Craft Us Crazy Challenge - #15 - Anything Goes

Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge - #69 - Emboss It!

Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Babies and Little Ones

I hope you see something that will inspire you and thank you so mucy for stopping by. I love seeing everyone's wonderful comments.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Timeout Chair

Isn't this just one of the sweetest stamps. This is Anne and her timeout chair by Stamping Bella. I thought it would be a good fit for the back to school challenges. She is of course colored wih Copic Sketch markers (B41, B45, E00, E01, E21, E23, E35, E42, E50, E51, E53, R81, R83, R85, RV000, YG25, YG41, W3, W5). The green CS is by Bazzill and the brown CS is Stampin Up. The DP is by Bo-Bunny. I used Spellbinder Nestabilities in the Square and Lacey Square. Edges were rounded with a corner rounder and the embossing was done with Cuttlebug's large dotted embossing folder. The sentiment is also by Stamping Bella and is inked in Espresso by Stampin Up. The lace punch is by Stampin Up and the pink brads are from my stash.

I plan to enter this card in these challenges:

Little Darlings Challenge - #5 - School Days

Shelly's Images Challenge - Back to School

Craft Us Crazy Challenge - #14 - Anything Goes

Stamp Something Challenge - Dog Days of Summer

Sew Many Cards Challenge - #64 - 3 or More Brads

2 Sisters Challenge - #52 - Sketch

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge - #123 - Photo Inspiration

Creative Inspirations Challenge - #66 - Back to School

Paper Playtime Challenge - #53 - Anything Goes!

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Anything Go's

Thank you everyone for dropping by.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

It's a Purple Happy Birthday!

Well we finally got a break from the 100 degree temps. After 44 days of 100 or more it only got up to 98 yesterday. The cloud cover was nice but we sure could use some rain now.

Enough of my ramblings and let me show you the card that I made last night. I just love the color purple and all the different hues of it. So, here is another purple card. This is Candy Pip by Sugar Nellie. I thought she was adorable. She is colored with Copic Sketch markers (E00, E01, E87, R20, V000, V04, V06, Y21, Y23, YG03, YG13, YG17, YG91). The CS is by Bazzill and the DP is Bo Bunny's Garden Girls Wild Flowers. I also used Shimmer Sheetz in Purple Iris and it is embossed with Craft Concepts Wings. The sentiment is from Stampin Up's Teeny Tiny Wishes and it is stamped with Orchid Opulence also from Stampin Up. The sentiment is punched out with Stampin Up's Oval and Scalloped Oval punches. I used Spellbinders Nestabilities in the Circle and Scalloped Circle with the image. The flowers are punched out with a punch from the Punch Bunch. I used the CS and DP to make them. The buttons are from my stash. The leaves are punched out with a punch from the Punch Bunch also with paper from my scrap stash.

I plan to enter this card in these challenges:

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Grow Your Own

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge - #61 - Birthday!

A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge - #163 - Happy Birthday!

Anything Goes Challenge - #47 - Happy Birthday/Celebration

The Pixie Cottage Challenge - #82 - Say It With Flowers/Sketch

The Paper Pretties Challenge - PWC166 - Die Cuts

Crafty Sentiment Designs Challenge - Dies and Punches

Fussy and Fancy Challenge - #43 - Use A Lot

Crafty Ann's Challenge - #47 - Scallops and/or Fancy Borders

Crafty Catz Challenge - #95 - Emboss It

Crafty Emma's Challenge - #49 - Mix and Match

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Christmas in August!

It's never too early to get started on Christmas cards. I know I waited too late last year and really had to push to get them out. So, here is my first one for this year. I went with blue and cream with a touch of red. This stamp is Dasher from Stampin Up. He is inked in Ranger Distress Ink in Faded Jeans and with Icicle Stickles. The snowflake stamps are also from Stampin Up and it is called Snow Swirled. They are also inked in Faded Jeans. The ribbon is from Stampin Up as is the CS. The button is from my stash as is the ruby blings. The sentiment is from Stampin Up's Teeny Tiny Wishes and is punched out with the scallop and oval Stampin Up punches. And lastly I did a border punch in snowflakes at the bottom of the card. This is from an EK Success punch.

I plan to enter this card in these challenges:

Your Next Stamp Challenge - YNSC#48 - Beautiful Borders

Cute Card Thursday Challenge - #176 - No Designer Paper

Paper Play Challenge - Week 31 - Christmas in August

Fussy and Fancy Challenge - #42 - Christmas in July

Totally Papercrafts Challenge - #78 - Holiday

Paper Cupcakes Challenge - Let's Get Wild

Well, I hope this gets you in the spirit and thank you so much for dropping by.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Buttons, Buttons, and More Buttons!

I just love these Emerald Faerie Garden images. They are so sweet. This one is Willie and Mia. I colored them with Copic Sketch markers (BG32, BG70, BG72, E00, E01, E37, E51, E53, R20, Y23, YR30, YR31). The CS is Stampin Up and the DP is My Mind's Eye Stella Rose - Gertie Papers. The flower is by Prima. The buttons and lace are from my stash.

I plan to enter this card in these challenges:

The Emerald Faerie Garden Challenge - #6 - Lace

Going Grey With Scrap-Creations Challenge - Buttons or Bows

Flutterby Wednesday Challenge - #165 - Sketch

The Paper Shelter Challenge - #25 - "Flowers, FLowers, Flowers"

Stampin For The Weekend Challenge - #14 - Spots and Dots

KB Cute Monday Challenge - #24 - Anything Goes Using a Digi

Squigglefly Challenge - SFC#110 - Button Blowout

Thanks so much for stopping by and stay cool.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Butterfly Wishes

Today I thought I would do something with butterflies. I have a couple great butterfly die cuts that I have been wanting to use. This is one of them by Marianne Designs Creatables. Isn't it just so pretty and delicate looking. I used CS by Stampin Up and the DP is by October Afternoon. The butterfly is out of some yellow CS from my stash and I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist to give it a little shine. I then used some bubble stickers from my stash to put on the body and wings of the butterfly. I used the Spellbinder Nestabilities Oval and Scalloped Oval die cuts. I also used the butterfly embossing folder from Craft Concepts. The flower is by Prima. The sentiment I typed up and punched it out with Stampin Up punches.

I plan to enter this card in these challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - #50 - Flutterbies!

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge - #78 - In the Garden

Paper Pretties Challenge - PWC165 - Sketch

Little Miss Muffett Challenge - #15 - Outside the Die Cut

Catch the Bug Challenge - August Anything Goes

Little Claires's Challenge - #11 - Things With Wings

Sentimental Sundays Challenge - #67 - Flowers!

Thanks once again for stopping by and I hope you enjoy it.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Summer Dreams

This is my first post in awhile. I decided to take a little break. It has been so hot here that you just do not feel like doing anything. I'm wishing for fall to get here now just so we can get a break from the heat. Everyday in July was 100 or above and August is starting out the same way.

This cutie is from Make It Crafty. The image is Summer Dreams and she looks like she might be daydreaming. I colored her with Copic Sketch markers (E00, E01, E11, E35, E57, R20, Y23, Y26, YR02, YR04, YR09). The CS is Recollections from Michaels and the DP is Basic Grey's Marrakech. I used the Spellbinder Nestabilities Beaded Oval and Oval die cuts. The sentiment is punched out with the Oval and Scalloped Oval punches from Stampin Up. The embossing folder is from Sizzix and the ribbon is from Stampin Up.

I plan to enter this card in these challenges:

Pile It On Challenge - #31 - Stay Cool!

Paper Pretties Monday Challenge - Lazy Days of Summer

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge - #60 - Summertime

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes

Crafts and Me Challenge - #46 - Anything Goes

Cardmadfairy Digi Days Challenge - #14 - Summer Holiday

Crafty Ann's Challenge - #46 - Summertime....and the living is easy....

Stamp Something Challenge - August Digi Day

Basic Grey Challenge - #50 - Sizzling Summer

Totally Gorjuss Challenge - #92 - It's a Sketch

Thank you everyone for your support and your comments. They are truly appreciated. I hope you see something this time that will give you a little inspiration and thanks for dropping by.