Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Graduation Card

I hope everyone had a great Memorial Weekend.  I did.  We got to visit with our son and his wife and the grandkids.  Lots of fun.  Today, I have a graduation card.  I used a sketch from Pals Paper Arts Challenge.


Cardstock - all from my stash
Stamps - TPC Studios
Ink - SU Bashful Blue
Die Cuts - Spellbinder Deckled Oval
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Gold Beads - from my stash


I plan to enter this card in these challenges:

Pals Paper Arts Challenge - PPA135 - Sketch

Raise the Bar Challenge - #106 - Congratulation Cards

Love to Create Challenge - #17 - Add a Sentiment

Paper Pretties Challenge - PPMC41 - Graduation Card

Celebrate the Occasion Challenge - #64 - Anything Goes

The Perfect Sentiment Challenge - PSC34 - Anything Goes with a Sentiment

Thanks for dropping by and have a blessed day.

Friday, May 25, 2012

For the Red, White, and Blue

TGIF!  And it's a holiday weekend too.  Does everyone have big plans for the Memorial Day weekend?  I'm going to take a few days off and play with the grandkids.  And I know we are going to have some fun.

With this being Memorial Day I decided to do a card in red, white, and blue.  I love this paper.  It is Of Liberty Collection by Bo Bunny.  This cutie image is a stamp by MFT Pure Innocence.  This is Being Cute is What I Do. I used a sketch from Come and Get It Challenges.  It really worked great with my papers I thought. 

Cardstock - CS from my stash and DP is Bo Bunny
Stamps - Image and sentiment is MFT
Ink - SU Night of Navy
Die Cuts - Spellbinder Circle and Picot Edge Circle
Ribbon - SU
Star Button and Pearl - from my stash


I plan to enter this card in these challenges:

Papertake Weekly Challenge - True Colors (Red, White, and Blue)

Sweet Stamps Challenge - #66 - Anything Goes

Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenge - Bingo ( Ribbon, Die cuts/Punch, Pearls)

Paper Pretties Challenge - PWC207 - Use Bold Bright Colors

Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - #80 - Anything Goes

Aud Sentiments Challenge - #55 - Any Sentiment

Charisma Cardz Challenge - #20 - No Flowers Allowed

Lily Pad Challenges - A Star Challenge

Thanks for joining me today and have a safe and fun Memorial weekend.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


I just love the MFT dies and stamps. This little cutie is Cute-a-tude.  I paper pieced her dress with a part of the DP.  I also used the paper to make the flower.  The flower is a die from MFT.  I used the sketch from the challenge over at Totally Papercrafts.  Here it is:

I like to play the sketch challenges as I sometimes have a hard time deciding what I want to do with a card and this way they give you a layout, but I can make changes to it to suit me as I have here.  The basic sketch is still there with just a few changes or additions.  The designer paper is from my stash.  It has got to be about two years old.  The blue I think is SU and the yellow I don't know.  The buttons are SU and I think they are probably about a year old.  I tried to use up some of my stash.  And with paper that is a lot.  I tend to buy it when I have plenty at home.  The oval dies are Spellbinder and the flower is MFT die-namics.


I am entering this card in these challenges:

Shelly's Images Challenge - Show Us What You Got

Just Us Girls Challenge - #137 - Color Challenge

Bearly Mine Challenge - #36 - Anything Goes

Creative Card Crew Challenge - #11 - Dimension

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - #77 - Dig Out the Old (Designer Paper and Buttons)

Use It Tuesday Challenge - #32 - Use Two! (Designer Paper and Buttons)

Thank you so much for dropping by and all the wonderful comments that you guys always leave.  Have a blessed day.

Monday, May 21, 2012


Well, Monday is almost over.  I've had a hard time getting this blog up today.  I keep getting too many interruptions.  So, today I have the cutest little image from Whimsy and Stars Studio.  This is called Friends.  They are just so precious.  This is one of Mabelle's rubber stamps.  I used a sketch from There She Goes Challenge 157.  You can see it here:

Cardstock - CS is Bazzill and DP is Basic Grey
Image - Whimsy and Stars Studio
Sentiment - Victoria Case and stamped in SU Orchid Opulance
Die Cuts - Spellbinder Nestabilities Small Labels
Punches - Circle and Scalloped Circle; Martha Stewart Crafts Looped Edge Punch
Ribbon, Gems, and Buttons - from my stash


I plan to enter this card in these challenges:

Shopping Our Stash Challenge - #52 - Bingo ( Used Buttons, Distressing, Free, Purple, Jewels)

Delightful Challenge - Add Ribbon

Allsorts Challenge - #155 - Buttons and Bows

Pile It On Challenge - #21 - Patterns: Mix Your Scales

The Pink Elephant Challenge - TPE149 - Buttons Galore

There She Goes Challenge - TSG157 - Sketch It!

I hope you see a little something that will inspire you.  Thanks for stopping by and have a good evening.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Love is Like a Butterfly.....

I hope everyone had a good weekend.  I know I did.  Today I have a card that is made mostly with die cuts and punches.  The cardstock is SU and the designer paper is Jillibean and SU.  The flower is made with SU punches Fancy Flower and 5-Petal Flower.  The button brad is from The Paper Studio. The leaves are made with a Sizzix die cut Flourish, Flora w/Leaves.  The paper for the leaves is from my scrap box.  The corners are Decorative Corner #3 die cut by Sizzix.  The Sentiment is from SU Butterfly Prints set and it is stamped in SU Real Red.  It is stamped on a die cut called Label, Ornate #3 by Sizzix.  I used Martha Stewart's Deep Edge Blossom Trim punch to punch the center strip.  The butterfly is a die cut from Tim Holtz Alterations.  I cut out the butterfly then I used the Real Red ink and stamped on part of it with a stamp from SU's Butterfly Prints.  I then used a lot of gemstones from my stash to give it some sparkle.  Oh and last but not least the background paper is embossed with an embossing folder by Sizzix for SU called Square Lattice.

I plan to enter this card in these challenges:

Oldie but a Goodie Challenge - Things with Wings (I have had the button brad in my stash over 6 months)

Twisted Tuesday Challenge - 2TC7 - Chains-Twist make a Long or Tall card

Card Crafters Circle Challenge - #23 - Sparkle, Sparkle

Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - R#72 - Wonderful Wings

Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Show Us That Bling

One Stitch at a Time Challenge - #114 - Anything Goes

Sentimental Sundays Challenge - #103 - Whimsical

Stamptacular Sundays Challenge - #164 - In the Garden

Thanks for dropping by and I'm wishing everyone a blessed week.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Summer Fun!

It's Friday! And the weekend is near. I put together a card today that turned out pretty cute. The image is Birdie from Phindy's Place. She has the most adorable little kid images. I did alot of embossing on this card and my flowers match the flowers in the DP. I just happened to have a punch already with this flower so I thought I would just use it. The sketch is from A Gem of Challenge and here is the sketch:

Cardstock - CS is SU and DP is from my stash
Image - Phindy's Place
Die Cuts - Spellbinder Circle and Scalloped Circle; Memory Box Puffy Clouds; MFT Die-namics Decorative Doily Duo
Sentiment - SU Sunny Fun set and is stamped with SU Tangerine Tango
Embossing Folders - Sizzix for SU and Sizzix
Punches - Flowers are Petite Petals by McGill and Leaves are by the Punch Bunch; SU Word Window and Modern Label
Pearls - Recollections for Michael's
Sky background was chalked in light blue


I plan to enter this card in these challenges:

A Gem of Challenge - #46 - Sketch

Craft Your Days Away Challenge - #45 - All Creatures Great and Small

There She Goes Challenge - TSG156 - Vacation Time

Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Bingo (I used Patterned Paper, Coloured Image, Punches/Die Cuts)

Sweet Stamps Challenge - #65 - My Favorite Color (Which is shades of Pink)

Color Throwdown Challenge - #192 - Color Combo

Truly Scrumptious Challenge - #80 - Anything Goes

Crafty Catz Challenge - #133 - Girlie Time!!

Phindy's Place Challenge - #106 - Summer is Coming

I hope everyone has a great weekend and thanks so much for stopping by.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Full Bloom

I just love the pot of blooming flowers.  This is a digi stamp from Whimsy Stamps called Full Bloom.  Here is the recipe:

Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Image - Whimsy Stamps
Die Cuts - Spellbinder Picot Edge Circle and Circle; MFT Die-namincs Butterflies
Embossing Folder - Sizzix for Stampin' Up Vintage Wallpaper
Ink - Stampin' Up River Rock
Gems - TPC Studio and Queen & Co.
Ribbon - Hobby Lobby


I plan to enter this card in these challenges:

Daisy Doodles Challenge - #59 - May Flowers

Ooh-la-la Creations Challenge - #105 - Ribbon or Twine

Little Red Wagon Challenge - #133 - DIY Patterned Paper

Whimsy Inspiration Challenge - #39 - Anything Goes

Cute Card Thursday - A Touch of Sparkle

I hope you see something that will inspire you and thank you for dropping by.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


This was a fun card to make.  I used the sketch from Made Especially For You Challenge. Here is the sketch:

The image is from Saturated Canary by Krista Smith.  Isn't she just too cute.  The flowers and leaves are made out of the cardstock and designer paper.

Cardstock - CS is Bazzill and DP is My Mind's Eye Lime Twist
Image - Saturated Canary
Sentiment - Upsy Daisy set and inked in Rich Razzleberry, both by Stampin' Up
Die Cuts - Spellbinder Square and MFT Die-namics Perfect Petal Trio
Embossing Folder - Sizzix for Stampin' Up
Pearl Brads - Recollections for Michael's 


I am entering this card in these challenges:

Digistamps 4 Joy Challenge - #41 - An Attitude of Gratitude

Crafty Ribbons Challenge - #19 - Flowers

Saturated Canary Challenge - #17 - May Flowers

CMC Copic Challenge - #43 - Anything Goes

Sweet Stamping Challenge - Flower Power

Love To Create Challenge - #15 - Bingo (I used Die Cuts, Embossing, and Flowers)

Bearly Mine Challenge - #35 - Dies

I hope the rest of your week is a great one.  Thanks for dropping by today.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Purse Peeker

I've got a clean and simple card today.  This is Mama's Purse Peeker by Elizabeth Bell.  She is going to town pulling that money out.

Cardstock - It is all from my stash.
Image - Elizabeth Bell
Sentiment - Stampin' Up Teeny Tiny Wishes
Die Cuts - Spellbinder Circle
Punch - Stampin' Up Scalloped Edge
Lace - from my stash
Flower - Recollections at Michael's
Pearls - e. Prima


I will be entering this card in these challenges:

Jellypark Challenges - Girly Girl

The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge - #17 - One for the Girls

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Cute Cute Cute

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - #76 - Clean and Simple

Cardmadfairy Digi Days Challenge - #33 - Clean and Simple

2 Sisters Challenge - #91 - Make It Girly

Cupcake Inspiration Challenge - #160 - Photo Inspiration

Pile It On Challenge - #20 - Clean and Simple

Feeling Sketchy Challenge - Week 7 - Sketch

I will see y'all tomorrow with another card.  Have a blessed day and thanks so much for dropping by.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Butterfly Flight

I hope everyone had a great day. And Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. I hope you truly had a blessed day. Mine was quiet, but we had all the excitement last weekend with the wedding. Today I have another butterfly card and I can't believe I did a card with no Copic markers.

Cardstock - CS is Stampin' Up and DP is from my stash
Stamp - Whimsy Stamps Everyday Sayings Notables 4
Ink - Stampin' Up Not Quite Navy
Die Cuts - Spellbinder Fleur De Lis Rectangles; Whimsy Stamps Notables 4 Die; MFT Die-namics Butterflies
Punches - Stampin Up 3/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punch
Embossing Folder - Wings by Craft Concepts
Pearls - from my stash

I plan to enter this card in these challenges:

Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge - Layer Upon Layer

Anything Goes Challenge - #66 - Things with Wings

Crafts and Me Challenge - #83 - Punches and Die Cuts

Crafty Creations Challenge - #169 - Frame It!

Whimsy Inspirations Challenge - #38 - Make It Pop!

Glitter Geeks Challenge - Week 19 - Wings and Things

Catch the Bug Challenge - Things with Wings

Paper Sundaes Challenge - #120 - Things with Wings

Paper Shelter Challenge - #63 - Anything Goes

The Poodles Parlour Challenge - Anything Goes

Sweet Stop Challenge - SSS158 - Sketch

Thanks so much for dropping by.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Garden Helpers

Hello again. It's been a while, but I think I will be able to get it together to make cards more often than the last few weeks. Today, I have a cutie by Di's Digi Designs. This is Garden Helpers. And they look like they are doing a fine job too.

Cardstock - CS is Stampin' Up and DP is My Mind's Eye On the Bright Side
Image - Di's Digi Designs
Die Cuts - Spellbinder Circle and Inverted Scalloped Circle; Sizzix Flower Layers #3
Embossing Folder - Grunge Dots by Craft Concepts
Flower Brad - from my stash


I plan to enter this card in these challenges:

Forever Friends Challenge - Flowers (must include animal)

Craft Room Challenge - Emboss It!

Little Miss Muffett Challenge - #34 - May Flowers

Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Spring

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge - #158 - Sketch

Scrapper's Delight Paper Crafts Challenge - May Flowers

Platypus Creek Digitals Challenge - #6 - Flowers

Digi Makeover Challenge - #35 - May Flowers

Paper and Such Designs Challenge - April Flowers Bring May Flowers

Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - May Flowers

Thank you so much for dropping by and have a blessed day.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Celebration Flowers!

Coming to you late this Sunday evening.  It has been a wild weekend.  My son got married yesterday and it was just beautiful.  It was outside and a real western type wedding and a good time was had by all.

So to unwind I made a card this afternoon.  This is Little Darlings Cutie Pie Flowers for You.  Isn't she just too cute.

Cardstock - Bazzill
Image - Little Darlings Cutie Pie Flowers for You, Stampin' Up's Mixed Bunch, and sentiment is Close to My Heart Thoughtful Seasons stamp
Die Cuts - Spellbinder Circle and Scalloped Circle; MFT Decorative Doily Duo
Punches - Stampin' Up Blossom Punch
Embossing Folder - Sizzix
Ribbon - from my stash
Gem - Martha Stewart Crafts
Ink - Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight and Tempting Turquoise


I am entering this card in these challenges:

Little Darlings Challenge - #22 - Flowers

Scrapalicious Challenge - Flower Power

Southern Girls Challenge - #43 - Get Your Girly On

CMC Copic Challenge - #42- Celebrations

Oldie but a Goodie Challenge - Die Cuts and Punches (Embossing Folder)

Paper Pretties Challenge - PWC204 - Flowers

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - #125 - Flowers

Crafty Catz Challenge - #131 - April Showers Bring May Flowers

I hope everyone has a great week and thanks so much for dropping by.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Wedding Card

Good afternoon everyone.  I have been working on a card for my son and his fiance.  They are getting married this Saturday.  So this is what I came up with and I thought it turned out pretty good.  Here is the inside of the card.

Cardstock - CS and DP is from The Paper Company
Stamps - Bride and Groom is The Happy Couple from Stampendous and the sentiment is Wishing by Verses Rubber Stamps
Embossing Powder - Super Fine Gold by Ranger
Tulle and Rings - Hobby Lobby
Gems - My stash

I plan to enter this card in these challenges:

Inky Impressions Challenge - IIC#56 - Anything Goes

Paper Pretties Challenge - PWC203 - Clean and Simple

Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes

Inked Paws Challenge - #5 - Clean and Simple

Crafty Catz Challenge - #130 - Anything Goes

Lollipop Crafts Challenge - #78 - Anything Goes

Paper Playtime Challenge - #73 - Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly Challenge - PTT#66 - Anything Goes

I also call this my Anything Goes card since most of the challenges I entered it into is for Anything Goes!  Have a blessed day and thank you so very much for dropping by.