Monday, May 31, 2010

Picture Perfect Creations #15!

WOW!!!  I'm {hearting} this awesome color combo Megan chose for us all to play with this week over at the Picture Perfect Creations Challenge Blog - YUM :)

BLUSH BLOSSOM is one of my absolute all-time favorite colors because it's not a pinky-pink ... it's more of a vintage and antique pink - scrumptious.  Sadly, it's being retired at the end of June from the Stampin' Up! color family, so I've made sure to stock up on about a half dozen packs of it to last me for a good while - sigh :(  How gorgeous does the Blush look paired with Chocolate and Olive??!!

Here is my design team submission for this week's color challenge.  It was such a fun card to make!  Even though I don't like to cut out, this wasn't too bad - mostly straight cuts!  Isn't this stamp set fun ... it's the prize I won from Melissa Craig's challenge over at Tuesday Morning Sketches last week and it's called Daily Grind - a set of 35 adorable stamps!!  I LOVE it!!

I got to play with some of the new Presto Patterns papers from the SU! Summer Mini for this design.  The Blush background DSP and the Olive foreground paper are both PP papers that I colored with ink and a brayer.  I embossed the Chocolate chip CS with a Cuttlebug folder that looks like swirls of steam coming off of a hot cup of coffee!!  I topped all the Blush coloring up with *pink* glitter and wha-la! 

I'm giving this card to a very good friend of mine who is in the process of starting up her very own bakery shop.  She will be making the cake for my son's up-coming graduation party - yummylicious!!  We walked yesterday and she brought over a box of fresh baked double chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream icing.  Kinda defeats the purpose of *walking*, huh??!!??  I ate THREE of them!

Now your turn ... hop on over to the PPC Challenge Blog to be inspired by the other DT's creative designs and then give this awesome color combo a try.  I can't wait to see what you come up with.  Have FUN!

The Shabby Tea Room - Week #12!

This week for #12 in The Shabby Tea Room, Audrey is our lovely host and she chose the theme of  'Dear To My Heart' for us all to play with!  We are to create a card or project this week that has a heart theme or a heart as the main focal point of our designs - fun!

This week Just Rite is the sponsor for the Tea Room ... how fun is that?  They supplied the DT gals with such amazing stamp sets - and many of them from their brand new, hot off the press release!

The prize package this week is valued at nearly $70 - WOW!!!
Some of the DT gals took this opportunity to create two designs this week since JR supplied us with two stamp sets to work with, so for my first design I used the new "Friendship Set" that is a 3 1/4" circle set with 6 borders and centers.  The sentiment ... 'A heart that loves is always young' worked perfectly for our 'Dear To My Heart' theme this week in the Tea Room!  I also spritzed a paper heart doilie with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and then glittered it up!

The DSP's I used are from Prima's Raspberry Tea line - delish!  I tied this pretty little package up with some 'Paradise Aqua Mist' Shabby Vintage Seam Binding from my Etsy Shop!  Isn't that circle sentiment and image just stunning??

For my second little creation, I decided to work with Just Rite's 'Applique Set' which is a 2" square set and includes 4 borders and centers.  The squres looked like little mini quilts to me, so I ran with that idea and made a quilt out of paper and hung it with teeny, tiny clothespins from a Tim Holtz die!  The papers are from October Afternoon's Fly a Kite and Thrift Shop lines - yum!  If you look very closely (click on the pic to enlarge it), you can see that the quilt design on the stamped image looks like it is hearts ... goes with our theme for the Tea Room again!!  I {heart} the sentiment around the image ... 'stitched with love'.

Now your turn ... hop on over to The Shabby Tea Room to be inspired by all the DT gals lovely work and then create a card or two of your own for our challenge this week!  Extra 'bonus points' if you use a Just Rite product in your design ... be sure to leave me a comment if you do so I can look for it!!!

Audrey Pettit - Audrey Pettit's Weblog
Jill Hilliard - Jill's Card Creations
Melissa Hubert - My Paper Obsession
Nicole Segnere - My Craft Room Creations

Thanks for peeking and have fun with this challenge :)

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Yippiee - Happy Memorial Day to Me!!!

Okay, so this really has absolutely NOTHING to do with paper crafting, but I'm so super excited and had to share with my bloggity friends!  I've been {hearting} a new couch for my family room for a couple years.  The one we have in there now is 10 years old and very ready to hit the curb!!!  My sons, husband and pets have 'loved' it to death - they eat on it, spill on it, sit on it with smelly, golf course, boy/man smells!!!  It's navy blue and has held up very well for it's age, but I am so ready for a change.

With BOTH of my sons being out of the house come this August - off to college, I figured now was the right time to get a new sofa and I was going to go with the theme of my house and go super girlie on the style this time!  We spent the better part of the day shopping tons of furniture stores that are all sporting Memorial Day sales!  I had a picture in my mind -- had to be shabby chic, had to have floral with stripes and a ticking stripe pattern, had to be comfy ... and look what I found at Haverty's!!!!!  I couldn't have dreamed this one up any better!!!  We actually went back to this store 3 times and I just kept coming back to this same set!

The cushions are all reversible - floral shabby on one side and damask silk on the opposite side.  Tons of throw pillows that are all mix and match with floral, damask, plaid and a tiny print!  The only thing is I'll have to take the throw pillows to an upholsterer to have the plaid changed out -- they have orange and plum in them and my room is red and blue.  Not a biggie.  The overall couch is just perfect - mostly neutral in a taupey/cream color.  My hubby HATES it because it doesn't recline like his old dinosaur one ... but oh well!  He's making a man cave up on our third floor this fall, so he can knock himself out with whatever he does up there - I don't care!!!  He's talking black leather media room furniture with a 70" flat screen TV and a pool table - total man cave!  I'll be in my PINK stamping room while he's in the cave :)

And the best news is that they will deliver it next Tuesday so it'll be here just in time for my out-of-state company to arrive for my youngest son's graduation party!  I love it when a plan comes together!!!

So, no stampin' for me today, but a new couch - such a great day!

Stay tuned over at The Shabby Tea Room ... I'll be working on the winner's post and our next challenge post this evening to go live at midnight tonight!  A record breaking week this week in the Tea Room with more than 129 submissions as of right now!

And, wait until you see next week's sponsor and the prize package ... you'll surely want to play along for your chance to WIN a prize package valued at a bit over $70!!!  Play a couple of times to double your chances of winning!

I hope you're all having a happy and safe Memorial Day Holiday Weekend (to my stateside friends) and to those who live outside the US - hope you're having a wonderful and relaxing weekend :)

Pile It On! #21

The Challenge Theme for Week #21 over at Pile It On! is:  'Eat Your Veggies'!  Create a card or project using vegetables as your main focal point ... or just use the colors of veggies in your card!  FUN!!

For my DT card this week, I used some DSP's from Cosmo Cricket's Garden Variety line that have tomatoes, corn, peas and peppers on them - absolutely adorable!!

Now your turn!  Hop on over to the PIO! blog to be inspired by the other design team members creations too and then create a project of your own!  I can't wait to see what you come up with for this unique challenge :)

Challenges I used to create this card:
  1. Pile It On! #21 - Eat Your Veggies!
  2. Tuesday Morning Sketches #47 - sketch
  3. Color Dare #68 - razzleberry, suede, curry, olive
  4. Fussy and Fancy #11 - 3 images, 3 DSP's, 3 embellies
  5. Color Throwdown #94 - cocoa, saffron, olive, tango, soft sky

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Congrats ... GRAD!

A graduation party to attend later today and a graduation party to host for my son two weeks from today!  It's that time of the year ... lots of festivities to celebrate with the kiddos and then we'll send them all off to college in August - sigh!

I made a 'silver' edition of this CAS card a couple days ago that you can peek at here.  The silver card is for my good friend's son who will continue on with his education in the fall - he want's to be an EMS/firefighter. I love the combo of silver, black and white - so clean and crisp! 

Today's version is for one of my son's friends who lives in our neighborhood -- their high school colors are dark green yellow and 'gold'.  This design works well for a boy and it's very simple and quick to reproduce ... good, since I have to make a bunch of them!

Challenges I used:

KL Stampin' N' Scrappin' #32!

This week we have a sketch for you to play along with at KL Stampin' N' Scrappin' along with the theme of 'May Flowers' for challenge #32 hosted by Kelly ... how fun is that!

Here is my Design Team submission for Kelly's May Flowers challenge!   As you can see, I turned the sketch on it's side so that I could fit all the elements I wanted to incorporate into this design :)

Supplies used from the KL Stampin' N' Scrappin' On-Line Store:  Porcelain papers from Basic Grey; Puppy Kiki stamp from C.C. Designs, mini paper roses from Prima.

Select colors of my Shabby Vintage Seam Binding available in the on-line store also!  Here, I used 'Baby Pink Berry' from my Etsy Shop


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Now your turn ... hop on over to the KLSNS blog to be inspired by the other talented design team creations and then create a project of your own.  It's so much fun ... I can't wait to see what you'll come up with!!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

My FIRST Magnolia Stamp ...

I've been {hearting} and drooling over these adorable Magnolia stamps for the longest time and finally was able to order a set for myself thanks to my win two weeks ago at Pile It On!.  I used the gift certificate I won from Simon Says Stamp for four Magnolia stamps -- here you see the girlie and the garden gate!

I have always admired all the creations I see around blog land made using these yummy stamps, but after this card, I have a brand new appreciation for the detail work that goes into such a design!  This card took me a few hours to make ... which usually is NOT the case.  I can usually pull off - even the fussiest of vintage cards - in much shorter time.  There was a lot of coloring, cutting and glittering that went into this cutie pie, but it was worth it in the end -- she's magnificant and will surely have to find the perfect home to live in with one of my special friends :)

In order for the card to 'live up to' the gorgeousness of the stamp set, I just kept adding elements to my design.  I wish I knew of a challenge this week whose theme was 'add as many embellies as you can fit on the card' ... this one would sure be in the runnning!!  I know Kazan probably was going for a CAS design with her linear lined sketch this week at 2S4Y, but I just couldn't help myself!  I began with the left side of the fence and the girl for the two rectangle elements, but then the card looked lopsided, so I added the right side of the fence.  The pink satin ribbon didn't look 'finished' until I added some flowers, trinket pin, leaves, pearls and pink glitter (of course).  Then the final touch was the glittered and spritzed with a pink marker paper doilie -- it looks like a sidewalk of sorts that the girlie is walking onto out of the garden!

BTW ... the background paper is Core'dinations Cardstock (not DSP) ... embossed and sanded - YUM!

Okay, enough babbling ... but I'm very happy to have completed a design with my very first Magnolia Set!


friends ....

My good friend, Susan, brought me some home baked cupcakes the other day, so I've made this little card to give to her in appreciation!  It doens't seem like a fair trade ... yummy cupcakes you can EAT for a piece of paper??!!??  Oh well, I think she'll like it!

I also want to give a shout out to my stampy friend, Sarah Martina, for her inspiration today with the card she submitted over at The Shabby Tea Room ... while chatting with her today, she shared a technique with Core'dinations cardstock, embossing and sanding, so I had to give it a try!  My prize from the Caardvarks win here was a gi-normous package of Core'dinations CS - it'll take me forever to use it all - yippiee!  Anywhooo, I cut a piece that looked like Razzleberry, embossed it with a large polka dot plate (love me some polka dots!) and then sanded it down to reveal the pink color underneath.  How cool is that???

This card was made totally with only cardstock -- I embossed it, sanded it, stamped it and embellished it!

Challenges I used for this card:

Top 5 Pick at Fussy and Fancy!!!!!


The sweet little Americana gift set that I made last week earned a Top 5 Honor at the Fussy and Fancy Challenge Blog today!!

You can view my original project post here!

Thanks for peeking :)

Thinking outside of the 'box'!

Today I was inspired by the Paper Crafts Magazine sketch challenge.  I wanted to do something a bit different and not just stick 8 circles or 8 buttons or 8 flowers on my card ... sooooo, I added some of this amazing Webster's Pages Bloomers trim along with some gathered polka dotted grosgrain ribbon keeping in line with the schematics of the sketch outline!  I finished it off with a sentiment attached with a sparkler bobble (WP) and some yummy twine!  The paper is my new fav - October Afternoon Thrift Shop!

I hope you enjoyed peeking today :)


Honorable Mention - JUGS!

JUGS Blinkie 

The {sweet} cupcake set I created this week for the JUGS #34 template challenge received an honorable mention ... thanks Dana :)  You can peek at my project here!

You MUST hop on over there and peek at the winning project ... it's absolutely a-mazing!  So vintage, shabby and lovely!!!!!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Time to Bloom ...

Lots of my favs here on this sweet card ... white paper flowers spritzed with a plum marker, trinket pin with rhinestone, two of my favorite stamp sets, satin ribbon, grunge pin charm, glitter, vintage lace, scalloped eyelet border, Tea Party DSP, Tim Holtz rock candy distress paint and embossing ... oh my!!

I used Emma's {sweet} sketch from the Sweet Stampin' challenge blog for this card.  I'm very much looking forward to submitting my first Design Team project for Emma's blog, so watch for me over there sooooon :)  How FUN!

Challenges I used for this card:

So sweet ...

A quickie here for you all this evening.  This was a fun card to make with an equally fun sketch from Card Patterns #65!  The paper is from Cosmo Cricket - Early Bird.  This little design reminds me of summer ... I heard our local grocery store will have first of the season fresh cherries on sale this weekend - love 'em :)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

JUST because ...

Tonight, Papertrey Ink is hosting a BLOG HOP for it's FOLLOWERS ... how cool is that??!!??

We were asked to make any kind of project using FELT!  I {heart} felt and I {heart} making cards!!  This is my final creation for the day (I think) ... so I hope you enjoy peeking at my design!

Papertrey Ink stamp sets used:  Blooming Blooms II, Damask Designs, Round & Round!

All other supplies are Stampin' Up! - Almost Amethyst, Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Garden Green CS & ink; Dazzling Diamonds glitter; felt flower and leaves; button; word window punch.


Grad cards for the boys ...

One of my very good friend's youngest son will be graduating this Friday and we're attending his party on Saturday!  My son is also graduating in 2 weeks along with lots of his friends.

Here is the CAS card I designed this evening for all the boy congrats cards I need to make.  It's very masculine and stunning with the stripe of silver added.  My son's and friend's card will have a strip of gold added (to match school colors).  I found the perfect sketch over at 'Get Sketchy' this week for all these cards ... thanks to the GS girlies :)


Crafty Creations #68 - celebration or encouragement


I have LOTS of boy graduation cards to make this month ... my youngest son is graduating along with lots of his buddies.  We have a party to attend this Saturday and I haven't made the card yet ... do you think he may like this one??!!??  Well, I didn't think so ... guess I'll need to make another more boyish one!  Girlie cards are just so much more fun for me :)

I couldn't resist playing in Joanne's challenge another time ... this is right up my alley.  I adore the sketch and love to pile my cards {high} with tons of embellies.  I'm a tool junkie - love all the cool dies and gadgets that help us make such fun card designs!!

I used some yummy 'Strawberry Shortcake' Shabby Vintage Seam Binding from my Etsy Shop on this card and some new 'Delovely' DSP from Cosmo Cricket with a snippet of October Afternoon too!!

So, my stampy friend Joanne, here I go one more time with these 'plus three and thensome' embellies:

text print
Die-namic scalloped border die
Ric Rac die
ledger paper

Challenges I used for my design:

Cute as a button!

When I got this new pack of October Afternoon's Fly a Kite papers, I just knew I had to pair it up with this cutie patootie stamp set from Unity!!  The papers kinda look like a quilt pattern and go perfectly with this sweet and whimsical sewing machine :)


Flight of Fancy ...

Ooohhh ... so pretty!  I {heart} all those sweet butterflies and gorgeous pearls and swirls ... don't you??!!  This is so much prettier IRL ... the butterflies are first punched out of vellum, then glittered and then mounted on black polka dotted stamped images.  Those Prima Pearls and Swirls are SCRUMPTIOUS!!!

Challenges I used to create this design:

A Shabby 'Picture Perfect' WINNER!

Another fun week has come to a close over at the Picture Perfect Creations challenge blog!

Thanks to all of you who became followers and submitted designs for our Week #13 color combo challenge!

Congratulations to the winner of the 12 yards of Shabby Vintage Seam Binding from our 'follow me' contest:

Sue B. of Blondin Blogs

AND ... congratulations to the winner of my little contest here in conjunction with the PPC 'follow me' contest - winner of 2 yards of colors of her choice of my Shabby Vintage Seam Binding.  The new follower's design that caught my eye this week was:

Melissa Bove!

CONGRATS ladies!  Contact me via e-mail to claim your prizes!!

WOW ... another awesome honor!

I just found out this morning from Emma over at the Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog that she has choosen me as one of her brand new Design Team Members!!!

sweet stampin challenge blog

What an honor!!  I simply {adore} this challenge blog ... how adorable are the colors, banner, blinkies and badges??  AND ... you get extra bonus points each week for submissions that include STAMPIN' UP! products -- how cool is that??!!??

Thank you, Emma, for having the confidence in me and my shabby little designs and vintage style!  This is going to be SO MUCH fun!  Watch for my first DT project coming soon :)

Happy Stamping!!!

So many challenges ... so {sweet} and fun!

WOW ... this was a fun afternoon!  I finally got the last of my oldest son's 'college dorm room stuff' cleaned and packed away until he needs it again in August when he returns to school.  Good to have my upstairs hallways back!!

So, I treated myself to some play time after my 'chores' and played with a bunch of current challenges -- what a great week in blog land it is!

I used some brand new October Afternoon Fly a Kite papers I just got in the mail on Saturday -- Aren't the colors so vibrant and pretty?  I also {heart} that adorable blue and white polka dotted wide ribbon - yum!

I've been wanting to give one of these precious paper and embellie cupcakes a try for the longest time, but just had to find time and the 'right' challenges!  I couldn't find a template or instructions, so I winged it and just made a pattern up on my own.  It looks like a cupcake to me!!

This set is really so much prettier IRL!  It's all sugared up with lots of glitter!!  I used a new Sizzix die called flowers 3-D for the 'frosting' rosette on the top of the cupcake!  The die makes 2 sizes of 3-D flowers - here I used the small one.  They are very similar to the spiral paper flowers you've all seen me make many times here on my creations.  I also used 4 layers of  'frosting' with a crocheted doilie, wide grosgrain ribbon, antique yo-yo and smaller grosgrain ribbon!  The 'sprinkles' are Prima flowers and corduory buttons from SU!  I'm in {love} with my new scalloped die-namics dies from My Favorite Things!! 

The card also includes lots more yummy embellies including buttons, twine, trinket pin, brads, embossed paper, newsprint and some 'Vintage Winter White' Shabby Vintage Seam Binding from my Etsy Shop!

Challenges for these yummy creations:

2.  Cupcake Inspiration #60 - vanilla, orange & blue (I took the 'cupcake' part literally!!!)

3.  The Shabby Tea Room #11 - polka dots

4.  KL Stampin' N' Scrappin' #31 - all torn up/distressing

5.  Just a Little Something - sketch plus three (I stretched it on the sketch!)

6.  Pile It On! #20 - outside the box

7.  JUGS #34 - template (hope a handmade one counts!)

8.  The Pink Elephant #68 - orange

9.  Papertake Weekly - flowers

10.  Crafty Creations #68 - celebration or encouragement

11.  Easy Breezy Kewl #22 - Tangerine, Blue, Curry, Suede

12.  Meljen's Designs #8 - seeing spots

13.  Fussy and Fancy #11 - 3 images, 3 embellies, 3 DSP's

14.  Color Q #34 - celery, blue, pumpkin, chocolate, white

15.  Paper Sundaes #19 - fairy tale, book or poem (I used print from a 'book' and I'm sure there are lots of fairy tales that this cupcake creation would qualify for!)

16.  My Favorite Things - WSC - Take Note

17.  Flourishes #68 - make your own flowers

Monday, May 24, 2010

Bloomin' good day ...

I simply adore these PI girlies ... how cute is this little sweetie watering her flowers??!!  Played with some more new papers from October Afternoon's Fly a Kite series, pearls from Kaiser, trinket pin from Maya Road, buttons from PTI, 'Mint Green Tea' Shabby Vintage Seam Binding from my Etsy Shop

Okay, Joanne - my stampy friend :)  This one's JUST FOR YOU!!!  I had fun seeing 'how many' of the elements from your list I could incorporate into this design and threw in a few extras for good measure!!

  text print paper
 ledger paper
 seam binding
  trinket pin

Challenges I used:

The Shabby Tea Room #11!

I am the host for this week's challenge in the Tea Room and we are inspired this week by this cute photo:

We are to create a card or project this week with a tea or tea party theme or polka dots ... or BOTH!  I did BOTH :)

I surprised myself when I sat down to create my design ... usually I'd immediately pull for my pink polka dot DSP, but I've been inspired this week by October Afternoon's Thrift Shop series and went straight for the black and cream polka dot DSP with a coordinating piece of black and cream damask!  Of course, I did get my pink fix in the design with some gorgeous pink vintage lace, Pomegranate CS, Prima flower and 'Cameo Beige Sugar' Shabby Vintage Seam Binding from my Etsy Shop

The vintage picture is from Crafty Secrets and I topped off the whole design with a pink and rhinestone trinket pin and a paper doilie spritzed with Gold and Tattered Rose Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels.

Please hop on over to the other design team members blogs for some more yummy inspiration and then I hope you can join in on the fun by creating a design of your own for our Polka Dot Tea Party Challenge!

Audrey Pettit - Audrey Pettit's Weblog
Jill Hilliard - Jill's Card Creations
Melissa Hubert - My Paper Obsession
Nicole Segnere - My Craft Room Creations

Now your turn ... I can't wait to see what you'll create this week for the Tea Room Challenge!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Picture Perfect Creations #13!

Another new week brings another fun color challange at the Picture Perfect Creations Challenge Blog!  The Week #13 color combo is another unique set of colors that will be sure to challenge your artistic side and get your creative juices flowing!!

Here is what I came up with for my Design Team Submission this week:

And here's my recipe (unless otherwise noted, all supplies Stampin' Up!):

On the Ballet Blue cardstock I stamped one of my favorite images - Bella Toile - with Cameo Coral ink.  I brayered Handsome Hunter ink over a white paper doilie and then spritzed it with Pearl Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels.  I topped that off with Dazzling Diamonds glitter!  The Color Me Crazy butterfly was sprized with two shades of blue Glimmer Mist and then glittered.  The Coral vintage trim is from Dear Lizzie - gorgeous!  Lastly, I stamped a sentiment from the Bella's Bloom set in Handsome Hunter onto Cameo Coral CS.

Sketch courtesy of 2 Sketches 4 You!

Now YOUR turn!!!  Hop on over to the Picture Perfect Creations Challenge blog to see the other Design Team Member's inspiration projects and then give this fun color combo a try for yourself!  I can't wait to see what you all create :)

Pile It On! # 20!

This week's challenge #20 over at Pile It On! is called:  'Out of the Box' ... to create something unusual or something that you don't normally do.  I used this twine in a criss-cross 'x' pattern -- I've never done that on  a card and I think it's kinda cool - I was inspired by the twine on the sketch provided by Mojo Monday #139!  Also, I'm still a newbie to the world of digi images and trying to learn the ropes.  Our wonderful sponor at PIO this week is Some Odd Girl ... isn't she cute with her little bunny rabbit friend!  'She' is called Mae with Alice! 

 Some Odd Girl will be partnering with The Shabby Tea Room in August, so stay tuned!

Challenges for this card:
Now your turn ... hop on over to Pile It On! and give our 'Out of the Box' challenge a try :)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Get Sketchy - WINNER!

WOW ... this is very exciting!!  The ladies over at Get Sketchy have announced the winners from the sketch challenge last week and have choosen my card as the winner!  I can't wait to get my hands on that Deco Bug Chalkboard product ... I'm going to make a project I saw my friend, Jill, make here -- aren't they adorable?!

You can view my original card, Best Yet, here.

Friday, May 21, 2010

KL Stampin' N' Scrappin' #31!

This week's challenge #31 over at KL Stampin' N' Scrappin' is hosted by Ceal and she has chosen this theme for us all to play with:  'All Torn Up'!  Distressing ... YUMMY!!!

Here is the cute pie card I came up with!  I {heart} to distress my cards and make them look tattered and antique, so this one was super fun for me!!!

Supplies I used from the KL Stampin' N' Scrappin on-line shop:  Coffee Kiki La Rue by CC Designs, Mini Roses by Prima, Porcelain patterned papers by Basic Grey.

I also used some 'Pink Bubblegum' Shabby Vintage Seam Binding available from my Etsy Shop and select colors also available at the KLSNS On-Line Store!!

Other supplies:  Whisper White CS, Stampin' Pastels, markers, scalloped oval die - SU!; Die-namics dies - My Favorite Things; sentiment - PTI.

Sketch compliments of Sketch For You To Try!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

My Favorite Things - WCS WINNER!

No stamping for me yet today ... I walked with a friend this morning, business deliveries after that and then some errands and yardwork in preparation for my son's up-coming graduation the beginning of June :(

But ... look what I received today from Kim over at My Favorite things -- a $15 gift certificate to her store for my entry last week for the WCS - embellishments/accents contest!

THANK YOU, Kim :)  I can't wait to order the new PI girlies in June!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Carte Postale ...

Just one more little sweetie before I call it a day.  I got some good craftin' time in this afternoon ... a few cards for some current challenges and some cards for upcoming DT submissions on Sunday and Monday -- stay tuned!

This card has DSP from Making Memories, pearls from Kaiser, chipboard from Melissa Frances, lace trim from Prima, flowers from Offray, Blush Blossom and Very Vanilla CS along with French Script stamp set from SU!, button from PTI, scalloped edge die from My Favorite Things and 'Cameo Beige Sugar' Shabby Vintage Seam Binding from my Etsy Shop!  The large flower was spritzed with Creme de Rouge and Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels and then glittered - yum!


You are a Peach ...

Another cutie pie card for you all this afternoon ... what a fun color combo!  More delicious DSP from October Afternoon ... enjoy :)


Best Yet ...

I have a fun little card for you all this afternoon ... perfect for a birthday or even an anniversary!


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

i {heart} u ...

Pretty ... pretty ... pretty!  More October Afternoon lovliness mixed with some Prima and Maya Road - yum!  I'm simply in *love* with this OA Thrift Shop DSP - so delicious!!!  That big flower was die cut using a Tim Holtz die - Tattered Floral.  I used an old book and inked the edges.  The Prima flower is spritzed with Log Cabin and Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Sprays from SU!

Challenges I used for this design:

Baby Yourself!

Just a little time this afternoon for some stampin' fun before I head out this evening for one of my favorite nights of the month ... my once-per-month stamp night with my girlfriends!  I just show up and make cards - everything measured and cut -- it's a little slice of heaven :)

Spent this morning packing up lots of Shabby Vintage Seam Binding orders ... so glad you all {heart} it as much as I do!  I have to 'force myself' not to use it on every card I create -- scrumptious stuff!!!

I was sooooo excited to use one of the *new release* stamps that I just ordered from Kim at My Favorite Things ... another addiction of mine -- love me those PI girlies :)  This one looks like she's having fun in her bubble bath, huh??!!??

Also used some new, hot off the press, just delivered this morning patterned papers from October Afternoon - Thrift Shop ... YUMMY :)  The background DSP reminded me of antique vintage wallpaper you would see in an old victorian home to go along with that adorable claw foot bathtub!

Challenges for this card:

Also sending this on over to the MFT blog so they can peek at a design using one of their newbies :)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Picture Perfect Creations - #13!


Week #13 at Picture Perfect Creations brings us this unique color combo:

After a little bit of thought, here is the design I came up with for this week's challenge:

I used Ranger Pearls over Basic Grey CS that has been embossed to give it a pearl washed look for the background paper.  The image is stamped with Sage Shadow ink using SU!'s new Elements of Style stamp set.  That sweet hummingbird is also stamped in SS and cut out to give a 3-D effect.  Some yummy grey satin ribbon in the corner anchors the grey ric rac die cuts (PTI) and some white pearls to give it a finished, somewhat vintage look.

Now it's your turn!  Hop on over to the Picture Perfect Creations Challenge Blog to see what the other a-mazing Design Team Members have created for your inspiration this week.  I really can't wait to see what you come up with for your design using this unique color combo.

*I'm running a challenge special for Picture Perfect this week ... make a card or project using the Week #13 colors and post it over at PPC.  Then, come back here and leave me a comment on this post letting me know that you want to be entered into my contest.  One lucky participant will win two yards of the colors of your choice of my Shabby Vintage Seam Binding - 15 colors viewable in my Etsy Shop

*Megan, our PPC Creator, will be running a 'follow me' contest this week too ... become a follower of the PPC challenge blog AND submit a design this week for the #13 color combo challenge and earn a chance to win 12 yards of my Shabby Vintage Seam Binding!!

Now go get busy craftin' ... I'm excited to see what you come up with :)       Sketch compliments of Our Creative Corner #15.