Friday, October 30, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You #39 Challenge Card

Since I made a girl-y, pretty, pink card this morning, I decided to try a masculine, man-ly card this afternoon! What do you think? I don't do 'masculine' that often, so kinda a bit out of my pink, frilly, ribbon, buttons & bows element, but I think it came out nice! This is also my take on this week's 2 Sketches 4 You challenge.
Cardstock: Very Vanilla & Real Red (SU!), patterned papers: Bella Boutique (DCWV)
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Inspirables leather stickers & words (Sticko), brads (Making Memories), button (PTI), chipboard button (Jenni Bowlin), black & white gingham ribbon (SU!).

Pretty in PINK!

So, so pretty card. I had to take a break from all of my festive merry making projects for the holidays and get back to something fun and PINK today :) Yes, indeed, I was having 'pink' withdrawal and needed a fix!

This sweet card would be perfect for a birthday, Mother's Day, thank your or any special occasion to honor your mom!

Cardstock: Very Vanilla (SU!), Graceful Circles (My Mind's Eye), Pearlized & Metallic Luxury Stack (DCWV), Pink Doilie paper (Basic Grey)
Stamp Set: Alphadots (SU!)
Ink: Pixie Pink & Soft Suede (SU!)
Accessories: Gold Edge Netting Trim & Pink Lace Trim (Webster's Pages), Blue Shimmer Flourish Chipboard & Pink Shimmer Jigsaw Chipboard (Making Memories), Glitter Accents (Melissa Frances), Vintage Findings Set & {note}worthy spiral journaling pages (Making Memories), Stitched Fabric Brads (K & Company), Belle Fleur Flowers (Prima), glue dots, dimensionals.

Winter Fun card showcased AGAIN!!

WOW ... this card is a real crowd pleaser! My 'Winter Fun' card has been choosen a second time for showcasing as a favorite on another blog -- ... just a little something ...! Check out Joanne's blog - lots of great inspiration :)


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Snuggly Snowman Fun in a Box!

Just precious! These little mini chinese food take out containers decorated all winter-y with snowmen and snowflakes are so yummy and cute! They are filled with Chocolate Mint Cocoa and a celophane baggie filled with mini marshmellows ... oooohhhhh, yumm-yyyyyy :)

Stamp Sets: Holiday Treats, Holiday Button Bits, Warm Happiness - PTI
Cardstock: Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Ink: Bashful Blue, Black
Accessories: snowflake BS die, chipboard, spray adhesive, glitter, buttons, snowflake brad (Making Memories), White Satin ribbon, Bashful Blue stripped ribbon, tiny white pom-poms, glue dots, Stampin' Write markers, dimensionals, Liquid Pearl dimensional paint, silver elastic cording, 1" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch.

Altered Cocoa & Tea Canister!

This is an empty Oh My Chai! container from Tastefully Simple! After I enjoyed the yummy tea inside this container, I washed it out and ran up to my stamp room with visions of sugar plums dancing through my head! Here's what I came up with ... cute, huh??

Stamp Set: Holiday Treats (PTI)
Papers: Specialty Designer Series Paper (SU! holiday mini), Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White, Blush, Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' Set
Accessories: sticky strip, word window, modern label punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, 1/4" punch, boho blossoms punch, square scallop punch, white gel pen, glitter, 2-way glue pen, Misletoe ribbons, buttons, gold elastic cording, stickles.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Warm Cocoa and Sugared Things!

Yuumm!!! This is almost too cute to give away ... almost :) I dipped large marshmellows in melted Ghiradelli chocolates to coat them. When they were cooled, I wrapped them in these neat holiday celophane bags tied with holiday ribbon! Add a packet of hot cocoa mix, a cute little 3 x 3 gift card and some more yummy embellishments, buttons and bows and you've got the 'sweetest' holiday gift around :)

Stamp Set: Sweet Season
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White & Christmas Cocoa
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: scallop edge punch, ornament punch, silver elastic cording, glue dots, dimensionals, Misletoe Ribbon, buttons, Merry & Bright rub ons, white grosgrain ribbon.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Too CUTE For Words!!!

Okay, so sometimes I absolutely fall in *LOVE* with some of these projects I make and this is ONE OF THEM!!! How cute are these ADORABLE little gift bags??? They would be GREAT for gift giving any time of the year -- any occasion! I was inspired for this project from a post I saw on Betsy Veldman's blog a couple of weeks ago. I just so happened to have some of the same designer papers from Basic Grey that Betsy used, so I thought I'd give these a try with my own little twist and here's what I came up with. What do you think???? I could eat them they are so darling :) I filled my treat bags with paper crinkle and some yummy tea bags - love it!!

Stamp Sets: 2009 Holiday Tags & Holiday Button Bits/PTI
DSP: Eskimo Kisses/Basic Grey
Cardstock: White/PTI; Bashful Blue/SU!
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Old Olive, Bashful Blue/SU!
Accessories: silver elastic cording, Vintage buttons, word window punch, glue dots, dimensionals, Old Olive/Pomegranate/Sweet Blush ribbons (SU! & PTI).

Cute Holiday Tags!

Sweet treats today ... holiday tags all packaged up and ready to adorn your packages this holiday season!!

Stamp Sets: PTI's 2009 Holiday Tags & Holiday Button Bits
Cardstock: PTI's Rustic Snowflakes and white; SU's Mellow Moss, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue & Real Red
Ink: SU's Real Red, Soft Suede, Not Quite Navy, Mellow Moss
Accessories: gold elastic cording, Vintage Buttons, glue dots, Riding Hood Red striped ribbon, plastic case (from my treasure baskets).
Enjoy :)

Monday, October 26, 2009

NEW HOME - 2 Sketches 4 You - weekly challenge!

Here's my design for this week's 2 Sketches 4 You challenge! I turned the sketch on it's side (horizontal) because I had a design in mind to make this cute little card for a good friend of mine who just moved into her first home and the horizontal take on the sketch worked perfectly with the stamp set I decided to use!!!

This card is serving triple duty today ... it also is a great design using some gorgeous Prima products! Prima is hosting a give-a-way this week and you can find out about the details of the challenge on their blog HERE.
Recipe: DSP/Webster's Pages; very vanilla, cameo coral, chocolate chip cardstock/SU!; pom-pom trim/Bazzill; Boards & Beams stamp set/PTI; glitter, 5/16" neutral vanilla brad/SU!; shimmer flourish chipboard/Making Memories; Trinket Leaf Pin/Maya Road; flower embellishments/Prima; Gold Shimmer Mist/Tattered Angels.

SWEET Birthday Wishes - 2 Sketches 4 You Bonus Challenge!

This is an absolutely *delicious* card I designed for this week's bonus sketch challenge over at 2 Sketches 4 You ... made with tons of stuff I love -- glitter, chipboard, glitter, brads, glitter, 3-D sticker -- oh, and did I mention GLITTER??!!??
I hope you enjoy it :)
Recipe: DSP - Sweet Spots & Sweet Treats/Doodlebug Design Inc; In The Pink cardstock/Bazzill; White cardstock/PTI; white organza ribbon, scallop edge punch, word window punch, moden label punch, 1/16" punch, On a Pedestal stamp set/SU!; glittered chipboard/Pebbles; 3-D birthday present sticker/Paper Bliss; crystal heart stickers/ Mark Richards; Green Sugar Glitter, Icons, Fancy Frills & Stick With It adhesive transfers/Doodlebug Design Inc.

It's Hip 2 B Square!

This is an adorable card I designed to submit for the Stamp Simply #110 - Feeling Square? challenge this week! Sharon Johnson has done it again ... check out her blog to view some of her wonderful paper crafted creations -- especially those using all that yummy SILK RIBBON! Got to order me some of that soooooooooonnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

*Fab 5* Card at 2 Sketches 4 You!!!!!

WOW ... YIPPIEE!!!! What an HONOR -- the card I submitted to 2 Sketches 4 You for last week's sketch challenge was picked as a *Fab 5 Top Pick* and a link to my card and blog is now showcased on the 2 Sketches 4 You blog page!!! Check it out! So many other fabulous and talented designers and projects :) You should see me jumping up and down around my house with glee!!!

I submitted 'Winter Fun' for the sketch #1 challenge and 'Shimmered Joy' for the bonus sketch design.

I'm soooooooooooo excited!!!! This is SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU, 2 Sketches 4 You :)

Saturday, October 24, 2009


This is a sweet little creation using so many of my favorite things! It's pretty, it's pink and it's oh so sweet :) I hand-rouched the sweet pink rose!

Recipe: DSP Basic Grey's - Bittersweet & My Mind's Eye - Bella Bella; white cardstock - PTI; trims from Offray; white taffeta ribbon, Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon, soft suede ink & Friends 24/7 stamp set - SU; Basic Grey thickset chipboard; Making Memories shimmer flourish chipboard; Melissa Frances tag; PTI vintage sweet blush button and sticky paper (for rouched rose), Zing pink embossing glitter; Tattered Angles Tattered Rose Glimmer Mist; glue dots and dimensionals.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Splendor & JOY!

This wonderful vintage holiday card is so sparkly and beautiful. The vintage print is absolutely gorgeous and lends itself well to the added sparkle and bling of the embellishments.

Supplies I used in my design: DSP from Melissa Frances/Madison & My Mind's Eye/Bella Bella; cardstock & white taffeta ribbon from SU; ribbon rose from Offray; brown glitter chipboard from Making Memories; white glittered angel wing & cream pearls - Melissa Frances; paper flower - Prima; button and Snowflake Serenede stamp set from PTI.
Check out this project plus several others I've designed posted to the Gallery on the Tattered Angels site!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Dear Santa ...

How cute is this??!! I used one of PTI's new cream note pads inside this folder. I printed the free downloadable template with the pocket inside from Nichole's blog.

The DSP is from Bo Bunny and Basic Grey. Pearls are from Melissa Frances. 2009 Holiday Tag Collection stamp and vintage button from PTI. Red & cream ticking stripe ribbon, rub on and gold cording from SU. Entire project is misted with Gold Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels & finished with red Stickles for the berries.


Today is the day I announce the winner of the blog candy giveaway in celebration of my ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY with this blog!! Thanks to all who posted comments!

AND THE WINNER IS ... AMY FROM UTAH!!! Please contact me via e-mail with your info so I can ship your package out to you!!!

Thanks to everyone for supporting me and this blog. It's my *baby* and I love it so much :)

Hope you all are having a happy stamping day!

2 Sketches 4 You - Bonus Sketch Challenge!

This sparkly creation is for the bonus sketch challenge this week at 2 Sketches 4 You. It's a grand card in all of it's Victorian splendor ... not your 'usual' colors for the holidays with it's color scheme of chocolate chip, smoky blue, silver and ivory -- but nevertheless, such an eye-catching design! It was fun to design and create.

Recipe: Designer papers from My Minds Eye/Bella Bella & DCWV/The Luxury Stack Pearlized & Metallic; Tattered Angels Framed Fonts Glimmer Chips; Story of Us Glitter Chipboard letters; Making Memories embellishment pack; cardstock from SU (silver, very vanilla); white organza ribbon, silver cording, clear rhinestone brad, Ribbon Originals/Masterpiece & glitter from SU; and silver shimmer paint.
Enjoy :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You - Challenge!

Here is my take on this week's 2 Sketches 4 You challenge! This can also work double duty this week as ... just a little something is hosting a blog candy giveaway - challenge is to make a card using a button on a bow - easy peesy!

Supplies: Designer papers from My Mind's Eye/Bella Bella & Fancy Pants Designs/Christmas Magic; cardstock from PTI and SU (sage shadow, riding hood red, soft suede); stamp set Perennial Favorites/SU; felt snowflake, glitter & linen thread/SU; glitter stickers Making Memories {note}worthy.
Enjoy :)

Moxie Fab World Challenge - RUFFLES!

My submission for the Moxie Fab World Challenge ...

My inspiration photo for this challenge was this AWESOME 'ruffly' purse ... isn't it *fab*?!?

Oooohhhh ... I love a challenge :) Moxie Fab World by Paper Crafts is sponsoring a couple of FABULOUS challenges this week. The first one involves ruffles ... need I say more??? Since I'm addicted to trims, lace, ribbons and embellishments, this challenge is right up my alley! You can read more about the details of their challenge HERE.

I linked my SCRAPPY TEA PARTY photos for the challenge ... you may remember these Victorian and vintage pages from several posts ago! Give it a try and play along too ... who will win the fabulous prizes???

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Two More Club Cards!!

These are two cards we made this evening at our monthly stamping get together!! Aren't they beautiful?

The 'grateful' one minus the ribbon would make a fabulous masculine card, don't you think? The red and green holiday card is simple, attractive and easy ... could mass produce a ton of these very quickly! All supplies to make these cards are from SU!

We had so much fun and I always look forward to stamping with my friends :)

Sweet & Sparkly Snowfall!

Isn't this card so pretty? I love the soft colors, snowflake designer papers and, of course, the glittered chipboard snowflake! Chipboard, snowflakes and glitter ... three of my favorite things!

Recipe: designer papers from Fancy Pants Designs/Christmas Magic; card stock/PTI; chipboard snowflake/Little Yellow Bicycle; glitter and silver cording/SU; rhinestone/Basic Grey; snowflake brad/Making Memories; miscellaneous trims and buttons found in my design room treasure boxes!


Ice Cream for the Holidays?!?

This *delicious* holiday card came out so cute! I didn't realize when I was designing it horizontally that if you turn it vertically with the scallops on the top, it looks like a magical, holiday ice cream cone ... happy surprise!! I also spritzed the entire card with Gold Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels -- gives the project some soft, old-fashioned glitz!

Recipe: designer papers from Bo Bunny/a gift of love; card stock/SU; ric rac trim/Linda Albrecht; rhinestone bling/Prima Marketing; brads/Bo Bunny; gold glimmer mist/Tattered Angels.