Wednesday, March 31, 2010

DCBD 171

I like the colors that I used on this card. Plus I love, Love, LOVE the words I used and the embossing folder. The embossing folder gives such crisp texture. It is a wonderful tool. I am also loving the taffeta ribbon. I will be sad when the soft suede color is retired because I love it.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Sunday Sketch Challenge

I used Heather's sketch for the inspiration for my card. I am pretty excited about this card except that I had to keep taking stuff up so that I could layer stuff under it. Oh, well. I love the card.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sweet Purple Flower Frame

A dear friend is expecting a little girl. I heard that she is thinking about doing purple and green in the baby's room. I LOVE purple and green so I wanted to make her something special. I used Cottage Wall DSP, black cardstock, pale plum cardstock, orchid opulence ink, rich razzelberry ink, the heart to heart punch, the XL fancy flower punch, and the finial press embossing folder. I wanted to find pearls, but I couldn't find it, but I didn't so I grabbed some adhesive backed rhinestones. I love how this turned out. :D

Friday, March 26, 2010

Sketch Challenge

Stamping 411 always has such excellent sketches I love it when I get to play along. This one is Saturday Sketch Challenge 144. I enjoy adding texture to my cards with the embossing folders. I think texture makes the card POP. I also love these colors together. Of course the DP kind-of made the choices obvious, but I still like them. Let me know what you think. :D I looooove comments.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

3 challenges!

I am so excited. I have managed to combine three challenges in my card. First a sketch challenge from Stamping 411, a color challenge from The Color Dare and a concept challenge from Stamp with Heather. Let me know what you think of my card.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


I love this stamp. Of course I have to ink it with my markers, but that still doesn't make much difference to me. I like the cuteness. I did this card for the last stamping session I had at my house. It was one of the two or three cards we made in addition to some projects. (My kids loved the projects more b/c they were FUN and some included CANDY.)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Congrats Hannah!

My youngest sister is graduating from High School. She finished her courses last week. So I have two cards here to give to her. One will be from me, the DH and the kiddos. The other one will be from Maw-Maw. I love the way both of them went together. Plus I love the Sweet Pea felt flowers. I hope, hope, hope Stamping Up will keep them around for their IBC for 2010-2011. :D

Monday, March 8, 2010

Butterfly Post-It holder

This post-it note holder was intended to go to someone for their birthday, but I forgot it as home. SO, it is still sitting around the house so I thought I would make good use of it by using it for a blog post. :D I do want to point out the rows of poked holes above and below the butterfly as well as the texture on the butterfly itself. I love to texture things with my Big Shot. It seems to me that it just adds so much visual appeal to have a bit of texture to a piece of solid colored cardstock.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Birthday Card

I discovered this little lion on chic 'n' scratch and I just loved him. The candy holder it is on was also a creation of hers. She posts videos of her projects so they are SO easy to follow along with. I made this little treat for my cousin Cassie's son, Kayden. I think he will really enjoy it.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Cottage Wall

I love this card. The paper is so cute and the colors just seem to go together so well. Esther has asked that we make it at our next card session. So I have ordered more paper because I did not have quite enough pale plum to make 8 of these or so.

SSC 141

I used this week's sketch from Stamping 411 for the inspiration for my card. I love the colors I used. I don't know that I have ever tried Ruby Red and Regal Rose together. However, since I was using the paper (Candy Shop, I think?) I tried to get what went together the best and obviously that was Ruby Red and Regal Rose. I also like the rounded diagonal corners. It is a technique that I occassionally employ on my own, but haven't in a while, so I was thrilled when I noticed that aspect of this week's sketch. I also stretched myself a little bit when I used cut the combo of coaster and paper for my card. I don't think I have ever managed to incorporate that technique into any of my cards to where I actually liked the way it looked. BUT I like it today. :D I think this will be a birthday card for one of my aunts. I am trying to make cards for the entire year ahead so that I will be able to send cards out with out having to frantically make cards at the last moment. (I reallly DON'T like doing that)

P.S. I would love to have new followers to my blog.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Clean and Simple Challenge #81

This is my try at some cards where I use the sketch from the Clean and Simple Sketch Challenge. I loved how simple these cards are. :D

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Soft and Lovely Card

I had fun creating this card for a lady I heard of through the homeschool play group. I wanted something fun with soft colors to help cheer her up as she is healing from (I believe) surgery. Love the beautiful DP ...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mojo Butterflies

I used the mojo monday challenge for this week as my inspiration for this card. I love the way it turned out. I turned the circles into butterflies and I LOVE the way it turned out.