September 21, 2011

I {Heart} Ribbon Challenge Continues

I love me some inspiration, and I hope you do too! You've got some more time to play along in the last I {Heart} Ribbon Challenge. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Click here to go to the original post and link up your creation.

September 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is my mom's birthday! Here's the card I made for this pink loving lady! It fit well with this week's CR84FN Challenge.


I used the PTI Background Basics: Newsprint stamp set to create the newspaper background. Then I stamped some fun circle images from SU!'s Circle Circus down one side in Pink Passion. I stamped the sentiment from PTI's Think Big Favorites in Pink Passion and cut it out. I mounted it with some Stampin' Dimensionals on a PTI Half and Half die cut, which I trimmed down just a bit so my sentiment would spill over the edges a bit more.

I'm sending some virtual flowers to my mom today. :) I came across this picture and thought of her... These are some of here favorite blooms. Happy Birthday Mom!


September 18, 2011

Simple Merci

Sorry that I'm a little late today with my card for the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. I've been so busy lately that my days have sort of blurred together!

I managed to whip up a card this afternoon for today's inspiration photo.


I love the clean look of a stark white card, which is what I decided to do for this card. I cut out the pretty frame after using the Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and adhered it to the center of my card. Then I stamped the sentiment from PTI's Think Big Favorites. Then I added some simple embellishments - some leaves punched from the bird punch in Certainly Celery and a rose from my stash in one corner and a heat embossed butterfly from SU!'s Great Friend in another corner.

Don't forget to play along in this week's I {Heart} Ribbon Challenge. It's a fun and colorful inspiration challenge! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

September 15, 2011

Hello Friend

Here's a card that I made last week during the couple of days off that we had due to flooding. I love all the yellow stripes in the current challenge over at JayGee's Nook.


I started with a piece of SU! Designer Series Paper Patterns, trimmed at a diagonal. I added some strips of Whisper White and Daffodil Delight card stock and added some letters from my stash. I added the sentiment from SU!'s Posy Punch. I layered several punched out pieces of Whisper White card stock, to create a handmade chipboard piece. I love the dimension that the thickness of the layered card stock provides. Then I stamped the cute typewriter image in Daffodil Delight on Whisper White card stock and adhered it to my card with some Stampin' Dimensionals.

September 14, 2011

Winner Wednesday!

Congratulations to Archana, the winner of the I {Heart} Ribbon Yellow Ribbon Challenge. Check out her cute gingham ribbon flower.

Archana, please contact me at deesignsbyninadee{at}gmail{dot}com to claim your prize!

There's still time to enter the current I {Heart} Ribbon Inspiration Challenge! With so many gorgeous colors, I can't wait to see what you come up with! :)

September 13, 2011

Fall Pals Hop

Welcome to the September Pals Hop! This month, we're featuring Fall and Halloween inspired projects! Enjoy the hop and the amazing creations that the Pals have come up with.

You've likely hopped over from Cindy Hall at Pretty Impact, I'm stop number 16 on the Pals Hop and I'm glad you hopped in! I'll help you "hop along" from blog to blog where you'll find great ideas for Fall and Halloween paper projects from the Stampin' Pretty Pals! Should you hop off course, simply click on any of the links in the Pals Hop Line-up below and you'll be back on track!

Today I'm sharing a 3D project that I've created with my supply of Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper. It wasn't so easy to photograph and I haven't started decorating for fall yet, so it's hard to see it "in context."


I started by selecting my color palette. I loved the idea of yellows and browns and pulled out various DSPs from my collection that matched. I made my stem by cutting 2" strips of Crumb Cake card stock and applied ModPodge medium to them. Then I twisted them into some "sticks." I adhered my twigs together with my hot glue gun and trimmed them to size. Then I cut 1" strips of my various DSPs and used the same technique to make thinner sticks. I adhered each stick to my stem in a "C" shape, using my hot glue gun until I filled my entire pumpkin. I could probably have filled in my pumpkin more, but it was exhausting, not to mention a gooey mess! Haha! Perhaps I will go back and add more to fill in the rest. For more information, check out the tutorial for Paper Pumpkins over at WhipperBerry.

Hop along for more inspiring ideas from Sandie Conner at Pretty Provisions, stop number 17 on the September Pals Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!
  1. Jeanne Norris at My Creative Impressions
  2. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  3. Melanie Collins at Oops a Daisy Designs
  4. Ann Schach at The Stampin' Schach
  5. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  6. Leah O'Brien at My Stampin' Room
  7. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  8. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  9. Linda Fisher at Linda's Stampin Loft
  10. Mike Funke at Stampin-Style
  11. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space
  12. Joan Norris at Clearly Creative
  13. Barbara Chatzkel at Take Out Paper Arts
  14. Kylie Nicolosi at Kylie's Crafty Corner
  15. Cindy Hall at Pretty Impact
  16. Nina Dee at Deesigns by Nina Dee
  17. Sandie Conner at Pretty Provisions
  18. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  19. Rae Harper at Wild West Stampin', Scrappin' & Crafts
  20. Debbie Pierce at Stampin' Sunshine
  21. Camila McManus at OBX Scrapbook
  22. Jason Casper at Jason's Stampin' Pad

September 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Grandma!

Today is my grandmother's birthday, so I'm sharing the card that I made for her and for the current CR84FN Challenge. Gorgeous colors, aren't they?

Here are the DEEtails:

I started with strips of Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Bermuda Bay, and Crumb Cake to create my base, that I matted with some Very Vanilla. Then I added some faux corrugated cardboard, die cut with PTI's Limitless Layers and run through my crimper. I added the sentiment from SU!'s Bring on the Cake, tied up with some teal Baker's Twine and piled on the embellishments - some Victoria crochet lace, some teal ribbon from my stash, a pretty crochet doily, some flowers and a button, all from my stash. Thanks for stopping by today! See you here tomorrow :)

September 9, 2011

Garden Glory

These extra days off have given me some extra time to create. :) Here's the card I made for this week's gorgeous Tuesday Trigger challenge over at Moxie Fab World.

Here are the DEEtails:

I started with some Garden Green cardstock, die cut with the Lattice die and adhered to some Whisper White card stock. Then I took some Bermuda Bay Polka Dot ribbon and turned it solid side up. I stamped some beautiful blooms and leaves from SU!'s Array of Sunshine in Bermusda Bay and Wild Wasabi. I added some Very Vanilla card stock, stamped with the sentiment from SU!'s Kindness Matters, tucked under my flowers. Thanks for peeking in! Hope you're having a nice Friday!

Pretty Project

The stormy weather these past few days have flooded lots of roads around the area, so our schools were closed yeaterday and today. I've been busy working on some projects for school, but also had some time to whip this up.


It was pretty simple, really. I just took a piece of Whisper White card stock and some pretty butterfly stickers from my stash and framed them in a shadow box. These are special stickers because, although it's hard to tell in the photo, the butterflies have clear acetate wings over the colorful base, making them look pretty realistic. I can't wait to hang this up on my wall!

September 7, 2011

I Heart Ribbon Challenge 9

Hello friends! It's Wednesday, so you know what that means! Another I {Heart} Ribbon Challenge!

I thought I'd switch things up a bit this time and give you an inspiration photo to work with. Surprise!

This photo is all about ribbon, but your project doesn't have to have ribbon. Interpret the photo as you wish making a card, scrapbook layout or any other project, inspired by the photo above.

Here's my little project:

I wanted to make some cute ribbon embellished paperclips, so I pulled out some ribbon from my stash and some colorful clips that my mom got me for school. Aren't they fun!? And so easy and inexpensive! :)

Link below by Wednesday, September 28th. One lucky winner will win a selection of ribbon from my stash! :) Can't wait to see how you are inspired by ribbon!

September 4, 2011

Polka Dot Parade

After a busy week, I'm here to share a card with you for this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.

Here are the DEEtails:

I started with some white card stock and adhered punched circles in an assortment of colors (Calypso Coral, Perfect Plum, Island Indigo, Crushed Curry, and Old Olive). Then I added the Happy Birthday banner, stamped with the sentiment from SU!'s Bring On The Cake and an Island Indigo daisy.

If you're interested in the first week of school, here's a quick recap:
  • Our school system was closed on the first day of school, while our buildings were inspected for damage after Hurricane Irene.
  • We were featured on the front page of our local paper, The Maryland Independent on Wednesday with photos from the first day of school.
  • Although we didn't have any on the first day, we had a few kiddos crying throughout the week.
  • On Wednesday, we found a hummingbird flying around in our Activity Room!
  • On Thursday, one of our kindergarteners fell off the monkey bars and broke his arm!
I think that's all the excitement I can take for a single week! Yikes! I'm glad we have the long weekend to recover!