Thursday, December 29, 2011

{Little Star}


Hello friends! Well, we survived Christmas and as much as I love creating Christmas cards I have to admit I am ready to take a from making them.  So, to start off the new year (almost) I a here with a baby card I created for a sweet friend. I have so many friends expecting babies in the spring and summer I know I am going to need to build up my stash of baby cards! I recently ordered some adorable stamps from Unity. I knew I had to have the Itty Bitty set "Twinkle Twinkle" .Oh my gosh total cuteness overload. I used the Cornish Heritage Farms backgrounder "Ticking" that I stamped in A Muse Studio Shell pigment ink. Next I stamped the sentiment in SU Early Espresso ink. I stamped the hanging stars on a scrap piece of yellow bazzil textured card stock and cut out the stars. I stamped the stars again on my ticking background and added the yellow stars. I added a machine stitched border and finished off the card with a button tied with thread. I love this cute card and I hope you do to! Thank you for visiting my blog today!

Today I am playing along with the following challenges:

Thursday, December 22, 2011

{Warm Winter Wishes}

YNS December Release Holiday

Christmas is almost here! Whew, what a  crazy month. We moved into a new house Dec 1st and in between everything involved with getting settled, and Christmas preparations this month has flown by! Anyways, today I am showing you a card I created as this months Guest Designer at Your Next Stamp featuring the "Fancy Frame Stamp set and Die". The patterned paper I used is from the Echo Park Seasons Greetings collection.  The polka dot label was stamped in SU Cherry Cobbler ink. Such a pretty shade of red! The gold doiley is from Wilton. Today I am also playing along with the newest challenge at Play Date Cafe - Here is the inspiration picture:

So pretty!

I hope you have a wonderful day, and thank you for visiting my blog today!

Monday, December 19, 2011

{Moxie Fab World Part 2}

MoxieFabWorld Get Inspired By Fashion

  Hello back again with another card for a different challenge over at the Moxie Fab World. I created this card for the "Get Inspired Week"  Get Inspired By Fashion Challenge.  Here is our inspiration picture:

As you can see I took my inspiration from the houndstooth pattern, and the warm vanilla tones of the card. Seriously, I could use vanilla card stock for every card I make! The patterned paper I used on my card is from October Afternoon. I decided to make a Holiday card using PTI's Holiday Photo Finishers stamps, and matching die set. I think I captured the vintage feel of the picture by using actual antique embroidered lace that I picked up at an estate sale last year.  I finished off my card with a wooden button tied with twine. I am very happy with my little card, and I hope you like it to! Thank you for visiting my blog today and have a wonderful week!


{Moxie Fab World Part 1}

Brave Girl Boots

  I just have to start out by saying I LOVE THIS CARD! I usually try not to gush (out in the open) about my cards too much, but this card turned out better than I could have hoped. Today I am posting a card that I created for the Moxie Fab World "Get Inspired Week" Pot Pourri Challenge. I used an "Itty Bitty" stamp set from Unity Stamp Company called "Brave Girl Boots". Here is the inspiration picture:

   Now how you ask did this picture inspire me to create my boot kickin',  lacey, velvet ribbon inspired card? Well, the chairs in the picture are so pretty, but to me the stamped boots capture the same lines, and designs as the chairs. I used vanilla satin ribbon from Offray, and beautiful patterned paper from Sassafras Las.  The font of my sentiment also matches the monogram "R" in the picture! I used PTI's Mat Stack #4 that I stamped the CHF Lace backgrounder stamp on using A Muse Studio Latte pigment ink. So subtle, yet so pretty. The punched border was created with the EK Success "Swirl" edger punch. (A punch I received in my PC magazine World Card Making Day prize package!) I hope you like my card as much as I do, and always, thank you for visiting my blog today!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

{Happy Holidays}


Hello friends, wow, what a week! We are getting nice and settled after our move.  I have been busy putting my craft room back together and I promise to post pics to show my progress.  Today I am excited to post a card I created for this weeks ColorQ Challenge. Here is the color inspiration picture for this weeks challenge:

Such bright festive colors aren't they!?


    To create my card I used PTI's Christmas Poinsettia,Holiday Photo Finishers, and Retro Background Basics. The beautiful shimmery damask card stock is from A Muse Studio.  It feels great to be "back". I hope you have a wonderful week and thank you for visiting my blog today! 

ps- If you have received the current Paper Crafts Magazine issue I have TWO cards in the issue. Yippie!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

{Your Next Stamp YNSC57 Challenge and Blog Hop}


Hello friends and welcome to YNSC57 . The challenge this week is to create a winter/holiday card using YNS. This is my first challenge as a Guest Designer and I am so darn excited to be here! Today YNS is sponsoring a blog hop filled with great prizes, 3 $10 gift certificates to the YNS store. Sweet! You should have arrived to my blog from Kerri's blog. Today I am posting a card I created with the adorable "Ellie Loves to Knit" stamp. I colored her with copics and promarkers. The patterned paper I used is from My Minds Eye. I added a fun foam glitter snowflake and a pretty blue rhinestone. Both the polka dot ribbon and white ruffled ribbon are from Hobby Lobby. I hope you like my card! I hope that you play along with our challenge and be sure to hop along and visit all of the DT blogs so that you'll have a chance to win 1 of 3 $10 gift certificates! Your next stop on the hop is the super talented Jen R. 

Thank you for visiting my blog and have a great day!


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

{YNS - Your Next Stamp December Guest Designer}

Sweet lil elephant

  Hello friends! Whew, I'm back after spending the last 4 days moving! We only moved 12 miles so it wasn't too bad, but still a lot of work! I'm working on getting my craft space put back together. I am thrilled to have a room more than double the size of the room in our last house, and I have SO much beautiful natural light. I am so excited! Anyways, today I am here to share some exciting, ok, thrilling news! I am the December Guest Designer for YNS - Your Next Stamp!! Yay! I've been a  fan of their adorable images for quite awhile and being asked to be a guest designer was awesome! The adorable card above was created with an adorable set designed by the amazingly talented Jenny Suchin for YNS that will be released this month. I used the Simple Stories "Baby Steps" collection. Is it not the cutest paper ever!? It matches that cute lil elephant so well.
    Be sure to check back tomorrow for the YNS Monthly Challenge and new release blog hop! There wil be  LOTS of wonderful prizes and tons of inspiration so be sure and join us for the fun!