November 28, 2010

'Tis The Season

Here's my card for this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. Check out this fancy cupcake! It's really hard for me to make a card that is almost completely white, so I tried to add texture and sparkle to add some interest. I hope you can see the detail!

Here are the DEEtails:

I arranged my digital images from this week's sponsor, Amber Ink, then printed the picture. I added some flocking to the tree and snowy ground. Then I added a little bit of glitter to both the tree and the swirls. I pulled out some pink, green, and blue rhinestones from my stash and added them to my tree. Then I added a layer of Pink Pirouette card stock and a piece of Pink Pirouette grosgrain ribbon on a Pear Pizzazz card. Hope you like it!

November 26, 2010

Tied Up With Bows

Today's card is for the CR84FN challenge. I adore the stack of ribbons on the right and knew right away that I wanted to make a card full of ribbons.


I started off with a piece of Crumb Cake card stock and tied on various Real Red ribbons - 1/2" Striped Grograin, 1" Stitched Grosrain, 1 1/2" Striped Grosgrain and 1" Polka Dot Grosgrain. I wanted a fun sentiment, so I typed it up in Susie's Hand and printed it in brown ink on Real Red card stock. I adhered my layers to a Crumb Cake card for a fun and simple card. Hope you're having a fabulous day!

November 25, 2010

Christmas Wreath

Happy Turkey Day everyone! :) Hope you are enjoying some time with family and friends! We are home for with our families for the week and this time I decided not to bring ANY crafting supplies with me. Not to worry though... I spent last weekend whipping up a few cards to keep you entertained. Enjoy!

I decided to make a cute little Christmas card for the wee Memories Put a Little Pink Scrappy Saturday Challenge. It's always fun to add pink to a card, isn't it?

Here are the DEEtails:

I started off punching a 2 1/2" circle out of Naturals White card stock and a bunch of Wild Wasabi branches with my Bird Punch. I trimmed the long end of each branch off, then adhered and overlapped them to the perimeter of my circle. to make a wreath. I added some pink rhinestones from my stash and adhered my wreath to a piece of Naturals White card stock, matted with some Blusshing Bride card stock. I added a Pretty in Pink Satin bow and the stamped sentiment from my Christmas Greetings set, matted with more Blushing Bride card stock.

Hope you like it!

November 24, 2010

Happy Winter

Here's another simple winter card. This one uses this week's Clean & Simple Sketch.

Here are the DEEtails:

I started with some PTI felt in Aqua Mist and the snowflake from the PTI Peace Be With You dies set. Then I stamped the matching snowflakes in SU! Baja Breeze ink on SU! Naturals White card stock. I slipped the stamped images underneath my felt and added a Scallop Edge border on the bottom. I stamped the sentiment with the same ink and card stock, trimmed it to size and adhered it onto my felt. I added some Rhinestone Jewels in various sizes to jazz it up a bit, then adhered everything to a Paper Source Pool card.

Hope you like it!

November 23, 2010

Patterned Trees

This card was made using the color combination from the Just Add Ink challenge.


I stamped the Christmas Trees from my Patterned Trees set with VersaMark and embossed them. Then I adhered them to a Scalloped circle from the Scallop Circles #2 Bigz die with some Stampin' Dimensionals. I layered it over a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock, with rounded corners and stamped with the sentiment from my Christmas Greetings set (sorry it's a bit hard to see!). I tied a big Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon bow for a quick and simple card.

Thanks for stopping by today!

November 22, 2010

Season of Joy

Here's another unexpected holiday color combination. The inspiration comes from the Play Date Cafe.


I love a simple card with lots of colorful layers. This card was so easy to make. I simply inked my stamp from the Season of Joy set with Real Red, Old Olive, and Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Write Markers and stamped it on some Whisper White card stock. Then I layered it on a piece of Real Red card stock. Next, I took some Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive card stocks, layered them together, then randomly wrapped some bakers twine around and tied a bow. I addhered it to my Real Red card and added my stamped layer. What do you think?

Welcome Christmas

Today I'd like to share my creation for the Embellish Magazine Holidays Color Challenge. I love throwing in non-traditional colors in Christmas cards!

Here are the DEEtails:

I stamped and embossed my Patterned Trees on Blushing Bride, Ruby Red and Certainly Celery card stocks. I cut each tree out and layered them onto some book page hills. I added a layer of Chocolate Chip card stock and a Masterpiece Ribbon Originals bow. I stamped my sentiment from the Heard from the Heart set in Chocolate Chip ink on some Pink Pirouette card stock and layered it over my ribbon with some Stampin' Dimensionals. Hope you like it!

November 21, 2010

Happy Fall

Happy fall everyone! I'm back today with a card for this week's Cupcake Inspirations challenge.

I love how simple this card is. I started with a Pumpkin Pie card and layered a few pieceds of card stock - Peach Parfait and Pear Pizzazz. Then I printed a digital paper from Robyn's Fetish for my background and added a Pear Pizzazz Top Note die cut that I had pre-printed my sentiment that I typed up with the font, Eight Fifteen. I added some Pumpkin Pie Satin ribbon, then added a couple of pumpkins from Robyn's Fetish.
Hope you like it! Have a great day!

November 20, 2010

Hello Again

Hello again! Aren't the colors in this inspiration fabulous? Kim at Off The Wall Craftiness always does such a fantastic job picking out her inspiartion boards. I'm loving this week's colors!

Here are the DEEtails:

I cut out my little banners by hand with Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Peach Parfait, and Apricot Appeal card stocks. I used my 1/16" punch at the top corners and then threaded some Baker's Twine through each piece. I added a piece of book print to my Marina Mist card and added a strip of Not Quite Navy, stamped with the sentiment from the Hello Again set. I attached my banners for a fun and cheerful card. Enjoy!

November 19, 2010

Fall Flowers

This is my take on this week's ColourQ challenge. Check out those fabulous colors!


This card was simple, really. I started off with some Naturals White card stock, run through my Cuttlebug with the PTI Woodgrain impression template. Then I added a layer of Rich Razzleberry card stock, tied with some More Mustard ribbon from the Orchard Ribbon Originals. Then I puched out some scalloped circles from a book that I picked up at the dollar store, crinkled them up a bit and added some embossed flowers from the Fall Flair set that I cut out from Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Rich Razzleberry card stocks.

Thanks for stopping by!

November 18, 2010

Home for the Holidays

It's been a challenge to find time to create and even harder for me to find daylight hours to take good photos of my card. I've had this card made for several days and finally had to ask my husband to take a photo. It's not the best angle, since he didn't know exactly what I wanted captured, but you get the idea. Under that big fluffy bow is a house. The sentiment says "home for the holidays." Here's why: this week's Shabby Tea Room challenge is "What are you thankful for?" I decided to use the holiday colors and made a card that shows the one thing that I am most thankful for around the holidays - being home.

Here are the DEEtails:
I had a strange vision the other day of a fancy label shape cut out of cork with a cute little row of houses. I rarely get card inspiration like this on my own, so I decided to go with it. I puched out my cork with my Decorative Label Punch and a house stamped with my Good Neighbors set. I knew what sentiment I wanted to use, so I typed it and printed it using Californian FB and Scrap Caligraphy for my fonts. I trimmed my card stock and adhered it on my cork. I probably could have trimmed it down a little smaller so my cork showed a little more, but I thought about that after I assembled the entire card. I layered on my cute house and added a little branch from my Bird punch to underline my sentiment. I really liked the way this looked, so I punched out some more leaves using my Little Leaves Sizzlits die. I added a woodgrain background with my PTI impression plate and Scallop Circle #2 Bigz die. I used a Wild Wasabi card and added a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock. Then I tied a bow with some Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain ribbon, then layered all my elements on. What do you think? What are you most thankful for during the holidays?

November 11, 2010


I think I'm in love with Baja Breeze! :) I'm using it again today for another wintery card. This one is for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. Hope you like it!


I started off with a large scallop trim square using Naturals White card stock. I layered on a piece of Baja Breeze. I adore Peace Doves, so I had to get the Peace Be Still stamp set and dies from PTI. This card uses several of the snowflake images inked with Baja Breeze, stamped on Naturals White card stock. Then I stamped the sentiment in Basic Gray on Baja Breeze. You can't tell in this photo, but I used my rounded corner punch on the corners of the Baja Breeze. I added my stamped layers to my square. Then I used the PTI Peace Be Still die and some white felt to create my sweet dove. I added a little eye with a Basic Gray marker, and used some glue dots to adhere him. I added some Baja Breeze Satin ribbon from Ribbon Originals: Valet, then adhered everything on top with some Stampin' Dimensionals. For the final touch, I placed some sparkly Rhinestone Jewels in the centers on my snowflakes. Ahh Peace... :)

November 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Little Bro!

Today is my little brother's birthday. I made him this card to help him celebrate. This week's challenge at wee Memories is Birthday Bash. I can always count on Jenny to have the perfect theme for my brothers' birthdays (She had a Celebrate Good Times theme the last time I made a birthday card for one of my brothers).

Ready for the DEEtails?:

This card was rather easy to make. I pulled out these fun acrylic letters from my stash and cut out various circles and squares out of various card stocks and paper (Orchid Opulence, Pixie Pink, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black, Whisper White card stocks and Petals & Paisleys and Razzleberry Lemonade DSPs). I chose bright and playful colors for this card because it matches his personality. I arranged my shapes and letters until I found a combination that I liked and then adhered everything in place. I love how perfect the imperfetion is on this card. I hope little bro likes it too! :)

November 8, 2010

Dog Silhouette

Today I wanted to share a craft that I created a while ago... I've seen so many silhouettes of baby heads on people's blogs that I just had to make one of my own!

I started off with a couple of frames from our wedding. My husband is Irish and I'm Japanese, so we framed Gaelic and Japanese words for our table names. Here's one of them:

Then I grabbed a photo our Basset Hound from our trip back home to Ohio this summer and edited away. I cropped the photo, so it was mostly just the pup, enlarged it, then increased the contrast. I printed it, then cut her out. I traced my image onto some Woodland Walk DSP, then cut her out again. I added a couple of embellishments, like some Kiwi Kiss card stock grass and a Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon collar. I framed it, then added some wood stickers that I bought a while ago on clearance at a local craft store to the outside of the frame.

I made a second picture with some letter stickers from my stash, a stamp (from my Priceless set), a 1 1/4" circle punch and strips of Chocolate Chip 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon to write out her name. Here they are:

I used some 3M picture hanging strips to stick them up to the side of a bookshelf, right above her toy basket that I snagged at Target for super cheap.

Here's what her little personalized corner looks like now.

Thanks for stopping in! :)

November 7, 2010

Just A Little Something...

I loved my stacked teacups from my card a few days ago that I couldn't wait to do it again! The inspiration photo from this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge is perfect for stacked teacups - they are even in the photo! I hope you'll join in for this week's wonderland of fun! :)

Todays teacups are done in a toned down version of the inspiration cupcake colors. I used Almost Amethyst, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette and So Saffron card stocks, stamped with my Tiny Teacup, embossed, and cut out. Then I printed out my sweet Alice, from this week's sponsor, Tiddly Inks. She is too cute! I colored the image with Baja Breeze, Barely Banana, and some Blush Blossom. I scribbled my sentiment on the bottom of a piece of Naturals White card stock, stacked my tea cups with some Stampin' Dimensionals, then added my Alice. I tiny bit of a Baja Breeze mat and a So Saffron card highlight the colors of Alice's hair and dress.
Can't wait to see your creation! :)

November 6, 2010


My card today is for this week's Off the Wall Craftiness challenge. As usual, Kim has a fabulous inspiration board picked out this week. I was immediately drawn to the piece of jewelry on the left and based my card on it.

I loved the flower on the detailed metal and knew I wanted a flower on a pretty doily, so I pulled out my Martha Stewart doilies right away. I took some Chocolate Chip ink and swiped my doily onto my ink pad to get it nice and chocolaty brown. Then I pulled out some orange flowers that I had gotten a few days ago on the clearance rack at the craft store and stacked them together. I added a little orange brad from my stash. I matted some Naturals White card stock with some Old Olive and added a sentiment for PTI's Signature Greetings. I added some Old Olive Satin ribbon and voila! :)

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you're having a fabulous Saturday! :)

November 3, 2010

Country Kitchen

What a fun color combination from The Shabby Tea Room! I'm loving it! :)

Here are the DEEtails:
I love the simplicity of this card and the way it just lets the color and theme show - just like this cute country kitchen. I layered a piece of Whisper White card stock on Riding Hood Red and added a piece of matching Striped Grosgrain Ribbon. Then I stamped the Tiny Teacup image several times onto Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red card stock in VersaMark ink and embossed it. I cut each teacup out and stacked them with some Stampin' Dimensionals. Finalily, I stamped a sweet sentiment from the PTI Signature Greetings set. I adhered everything onto a Baja Breeze card for an extra splash of color. Hope you like it!

November 2, 2010

Very Merry Christmas

Are you ready for my first Christmas card of the year?! I love finding a new challenge and boy have I found a fabulous one! CR84FN from Cupcake's Creations by Mona Pendleton has a gorgeous inspiartion for the 2nd challenge!


I love the branch with ornaments on the left and decided to base my card on this image. I started out by stamping the tree image from the Branch Out set in Crumb Cake ink on Naturals White card stock. Then I made little ornaments using the circle from the Itty Bitty Shapes punches and the Owl punch in Taken with Teal, Baja Breeze, and Going Gray. I layered the circles and added some rhinestone jewels. Then I took wome white DMC floss and some glue dots to add a loop to my ornaments to hang them on the tree. I added a Taken with Teal mat and adhered it to some Baja Breeze card stock. Then I stamped the image from the Punches Three set withg Basic Gray ink on both Going Gray and Taken with Teal card stock. I punched each layer with the Scallop Square punch, then cut out the sentiment portion and layered the pieces together. I punched a small hole with my 1/8" hole punch and threaded some Basic Gray Taffeta ribbon through the holes and added a knot to one side and a bow to the other.

Thanks for stopping by today!

November 1, 2010

Sweater Weather

Today's card is inspired by this fabulous Anthropologie sweater and Tuesday Trigger inspiration at Moxie Fab World. After I created the card, I realized that I could also link it in the Damask challenge, also at Moxie Fab World.

Going Gray is one of my most favorite SU! colors. When it retired, I stocked up, but I'm afraid to use it because I don't ever want to run out! Ha! I pulled it out today because it is perfect for the sweater inspiration. I stamped my sentiment from my Trendy Trees set, then pierced a border around the edge - something totally new for me... I love how it kind of echoes the hole-y knit in the sweater. I added some pleats with some Daffodil Delight Grosgrain ribbon - LOVE! Then I made a pretty damask print flower using a 1" strip of Greenhouse Gala DSP, twisted and rolled into a flower. I added some brown and white striped ribbon from my stash as leaves, bringing in the stripes along the neckline of the sweater. Thanks for peeking in today! :)