October 31, 2011

Happy Day

Happy Halloween Friends! Today I have a not-so-Halloween card for you... In fact, it's rather spring-ish! :)

This is a card that I made for the previous challenge over at Jay Gee's Nook, but never had time to post! I'm way late now, but I thought I'd share it with you anyway. I loved the pretty little inspiration. :)


I decided to line up some patterned paper, kind of like the photo of damask gift pouches (center right) using Shades of Spring (pink), DSP Prints in Certainly Celery (green), and Domestic Goddess (blue and yellow) DSP. I layered it over a piece of Pool Party card stock, punched with the Scallop Trim Border Punch. I adhered it all to my Blushing Bride card. Then I added a sweet sentiment from SU's Friendly Phrases, stamped on a paper pierced PTI Fillable Frames die. Then I tucked in some leaves, from the Bird punch and a sweet pink flower from my stash.

October 30, 2011

Give Thanks

Today I'm sharing my card for this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. Check out the festive fall cake for this week's inspiration!

Here are the DEEtails:

I started with some Old Olive DSP and layered them together. I added some Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon in between the two patterns and added some Linen Thread for some texture. Then I stamped the cute acorn image from SU!'s The More The Merrier. I punched it out and layered it onto a scalloped circle in Really Rust. I paper pieced the acorn with some Soft Suede and Early Espresso. Then I adhered it to my card with some Stampin' Dimensionals and tucked in some leaves, punched with the Bird punch. I scattered a few Itty Bitty Punches, adorned with some Pearl Jewels. Then I matted everything with some Early Espresso card stock before adhering everything to my Old Olive card.

October 27, 2011

Pals Paper Arts Featured Artist

I'm thrilled to be able to share a card today that I made as Feature Artist for this week's Pals Paper Arts Challenge... Ribbon... I'm sure you all know how much I LOVE ribbon, so I'm so excited to share my ribbon inspired card. Can you count how many different types I used?

Here are the DEEtails:

The colors in this inspiration photo really popped out to me as a fun and unexpected color combination. I interpreted it as Rich Razzleberry, Concord Crush, Lucky Limeade and a touch of Soft Suede. I started with a piece of Rich Razzleberry DSP and added an edge of Concord Crush punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border (technically not ribbon, but I think it should still count!) and tucked some Lucky Limeade underneath. I love this contrast. Then I cut a strip of Naturals White card stock and rounded the corners on one side. I wrapped some Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Rich Razzleberry around it and trimmed it with pinking shears. Pinked ribbon is such a fun effect. I tucked in some more Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border so it peeks up a tiny bit at the top of my wide ribbon. Then I tied on some Linen Thread (also not really a ribbon, but let's count it anyway). I die cut a couple of butterflies, using the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die. I love the way the wings pop up on the card. I tied on some Rich Razzleberry Taffeta Ribbon for antennae. Then I tucked in some Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon with some leaves punched from the Bird Punch to add a fresh pop of color. For my final touch, I added the sentiment, from SU!'s Thank You Kindly to the bottom of my card.

Thanks for stopping by today!

October 23, 2011

Which Witch?

A few week's ago, I made a cute mini card for our nephew. This week, I wanted to make a matching card for our nieces. Check out this little cutie.

Here are the matching cards together.

Here's this week's Cupcake Inspiration - fun stuff!


I used the same DSP that I used on my little vampire from the Guest Book Simply Scrappin' kit. I used a tiny bit of Basic gray for the trim on her dress and some Elegant Eggplant for her socks. Her face and hands were cut from Blush Blossom card stock. I pieced her together, adding a bit of ribbon to her hat to tie it in with little vampire's bow. Then I layered some Pumpkin Pie card stock and matching Paper Patterns DSP and attached it to my 3x3 gift card. Hope you like it!

October 11, 2011

Thanks Blog Hop

Welcome to the October Pals Hop! This month, we're featuring Thank You cards and Thanksgiving inspired projects! Enjoy the hop and the amazing creations that the Pals have come up with.

You've likely hopped over from Kylie Nicolosi at Kylie's Crafty Corner, I'm stop number 5 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 Thank you and Thanksgiving inspired 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 set of Thank You cards that I've created with some new Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper.


I started by cutting 1" strips of Spice Cake DSP and trimmed them down to 4" in length. I distressed the edges and assembled them in various combinations on Sahara Sand card stock. I stamped sentiments from SU!'s Thank You Kindly set. Then I added some Early Espresso grossgrain ribbon and added some Early Espresso Baker's Twine and embellished each card with some flowers from my stash.

Hop along for more inspiring ideas from Leah O'Brien at Leah's Stampin' Corner, stop number 6 on the October Pals Hop! Thanks for "hopping" by!

  1. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin' Space
  2. Sandie Conner at Pretty Provisions
  3. Cindy Hall at Pretty Impact
  4. Kylie Nicolosi at Kylie's Crafty Corner
  5. Nina Dee at Deesigns By Nina Dee
  6. Leah O'Brien at Leah's Stampin' Corner
  7. Jason Casper at Jason's Stampin' Pad
  8. Barbara Chatzkel at Take Out Paper Arts
  9. Mike Funke at Stampin-Style
  10. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  11. Nicole Watt at Impressions By Nicole
  12. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  13. Jennifer Takacs at My Stampin Blog
  14. Mikki Sarkisyan at Mikki's Creative Corner
  15. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  16. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  17. Camila McManus at OBX Scrapbook

October 9, 2011


Wow! I can't believe how quickly these past few weeks have been flying by! Are you getting into the Halloween spirit? I'm not a huge Halloween fan, but I do love this cute vampire card that I made for this week's Cupcake Inspirations project. And this Corpse Bride cake is quite cute... (I actually like that movie too!)


I created my little vampire by stamping the image from SU!'s Fang-tastic on some DSP from the Guest Book Simply Scrappin' kit, and some Basic Gray and Whisper White card stocks. I pieced my little guy together and added a touch of ribbon to make his little bow tie. I layered him onto some Lucky Limeade card stock and matching Paper Patterns DSP and attached it to my 3x3 gift card. Hope you like it!

October 2, 2011

Grateful For You

Boy, I sure have missed you! It has been a wild couple of weeks. First I was super busy! Then I got sick. Then I was even busier because I was trying to catch up with all the super busy that I missed while I was sick, while trying to keep up with with the current business! On top of that, I haven't been very inspired, so it has been a challenge to get in my craft corner and create.

I'm finally back today with a little something for this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.

Here are the DEEtails:

I started with some Naturals White card stock and inked up the image from SU!'s Pendant Park. I randomly dabbed my Stampin' Write Markers in Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, and Tangerine Tango. To make the colors run together, I dabbed a little water from my Aqua Painter. Then I stamped the cute bench image, also from SU!'s Pendant Park, in Chocolate Chip. My sentiment was created by mixing a few words together from SU!'s Falling Leaves, SU!'s Great Friend, and the "you" from PTI's Wonderful Words, die cut from some Riding Hood Red card stock. I added a matching mat to create a simple pop of color to my card.

I want you to know that I am so grateful for all of you, who come back to check on me, even though I've disappeared for far too long! I can't promise when I'll be back to my regular schedule, but I appreciate you stopping by!