Thursday, December 31, 2009

a card with Izzy

Happy New Year's Eve everyone! I can't believe it's the last day of 2009 already!? It's been a great year for me and I hope it's been wonderful for you, too! My best wishes to you all for the coming year. =)

I made this card using Sketch #7 from The Greeting Farm blog's " 12 Days of Sketches. Here is the sketch:

As you can see, I tweaked the sketch a bit by using the butterflies as the flowers on the side of the oval/Izzy. You know I love to give sketches a little "personal touch." =)

I used the adorable Izzy for this card. I think she has the prettiest eyes. I added some Glossy Accents on them to make them shine even more! =)

That's it for today. Please come back tomorrow for another edition of TESC sketch sample card. We took a week off and will be back tomorrow! =)



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ingredients used:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White
stamps: The Greeting Farm, Hero Arts (sentiment)
patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket
rubbon: Papertrey Ink
inks: Memento
punches: Martha Stewart
dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eight
other: Glossy Accents
Copics used:
skin tone: E11, E01, E000, E93
dress: YR18, YR12, YR000
jacket (?): E35, E33, E31
hat: E33, Y26, Y21, E39, E33, E31
hair: E09, E08, E97

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

deer friends


I giggled when I first saw this cute stamp. This has to be one of the cutest designs I have ever seen!

This stamp is called "Deer Friends" from Memory Box. The sentiment came with the deer image on the same woodblock. Just a quick and easy card. Hope you like it! =)


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ingredients used:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
stamps: Memory Box
inks: Memento Rich Cocoa, Perfect Match by Papertrey Ink
ribbon: Taylored Expressions
glitter glue: Stickles
border punch: Martha Stewart
pearls: Recollections
Copics used: E35, E33, E31, R22, RV42, R11, YR18, YR12, YR00

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

playing with Everyday Button Bits

I was playing with the fun Everyday Button Bits from Papertrey Ink the other day. I thought that I would share the two cards that I made with you.

Both cards are made with very simple designs and with the same color combination. Just in case you are curious about the dimension of these cards, they are 3 1/2" x 5 1/2". They are the leftovers from trimming standard 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock to make 5" x 5" cards.

I stacked two buttons together to make the cherries for more depth. I curved the sentiment to fit in the circle. The leaves were stamped in Ripe Avocado then paper pieced with some rolled-up mini Glue Dots.

That's all for today! Hope you have a beautiful Tuesday!


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ingredients used:
cardstock, stamps, buttons, inks: Paptertrey Ink
punches: Martha Stewart (border), Fiskars (corner rounder)
strings: DMC
dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large, Classic Scalloped Circles Large
embossing folder, die cutting machine: Cuttlebug

Monday, December 28, 2009

Cabanarama

I used Brandy Buffington's new digital kit "Cabanarama" to make this card. Isn't that a fun name? It makes me smile. =)

The colors in this kit are fabulous! It is one of my favorite color combinations. The patterns on the paper are very pretty and subtle, so they are perfect to use as backgrounds. I decided to use a simple design to showcase the papers. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

Please go here to see the newest digital releases at Two Peas In A Bucket.


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ingredients used:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White
digital kit: Cabanarama by Brandy Buffington for Two Peas In A Bucket
stamp: Hero Arts
ink: Memento
buttons: Paptertrey Ink
ribbon: Taylored Expressions
punches: Fiskars

Sunday, December 27, 2009

warm, warm wishes


Thanks to the lovely Donna's enabling, I got those adorable digital images created by Heather Ellis.

This image belongs to her "Pure Innocence" collection. Isn't she adorable? Heather just created a couple of Valentine's Day digi stamps and they are so cute, too!

This is from Heather's "Tweeny Teen" collection that you can find at her Etsy store.

I adore her simple and clean designs! =) Oh! Heather's digital stamps are on sale here. Don't forget to check them out!

Have a happy Sunday!


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ingredients used:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White
stamps: Pure Innocence and Tweeny Teens by Heather Ellis, Hero Arts (sentiment)
patterned paper: BasicGrey
markers: Copic
ribbones: Papertrey Ink, Close To My Heart
buttons: Paptertrey Ink, Autumn Leaves
strings: DMC
glitter glue: Stickles
punch: Stampin' Up
dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Eight, Standard Circles Large, Classic Scalloped Circles Large
embossing folder, die cutting machine: Cuttlebug
other: Flower Soft

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Morning

Happy Christmas, everyone! Here is a card for Christmas morning!

This is another adorable image from Mo's Digital Pencil called Christmas Morn'. I bet this same scene happened in some of your homes this morning! =) I colored this image a while ago and almost gave up on making it into a card... But I had some time yesterday and decided that it's never too early to start making holiday cards for 2010, right?

Thank you all for sticking around for my never ending holiday cards for the past month or so. I promise this is the last one for a while... =)

This also qualifies for the "Just White" challenge over at the Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge Blog as well as the "Circles" challenge at the Bee Crafty blog.

Hope you are enjoying the holiday! =)


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ingredients used:
cardstock: Paptertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White
stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil, The Greeting Farm (sentiment)
ink: Memento
markers: Copic
ribbon: Close To My Heart
buttons: Paptertrey Ink
strings: DMC
glitter glue: Stickles
dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large, Classic Scalloped Circles Large
embossing folder, die cutting machine: Cuttlebug

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas my friends! You didn't think I would let this day go by without sharing a card, did you? =)

I made this easel card using the sketch provided for Challenge #60 over at the Whiff Of Joy Challenge Blog. I think I may have changed the sketch too much to qualify...

You all know how much I love this Uru and Bird stamp from Whiff Of Joy Stamps. I have a couple of ideas to alter it a bit so that I can use it all year round! I feel sad that I have to put it away for the rest of the year... Hope I'll have time to try out my ideas...

The sentiment reads : "Christmas will always be as long as we stand hand to hand and heart to heart."

This is for your all, my dear friends! Thank you so much for your wonderful support and encouragements for the past few months. It's been an incredible journey for me and I couldn't have done it without you. I want you to know how grateful I am to have you by my side. I can't thank you enough for that!

Wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas!!!


Thanks for stopping by!

ingredients used:
cardstock: Paptertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White
stamps: Whiff Of Joy, Close To My Heart (sentiments)
patterned paper: Memory Box
inks: Memento, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
buttons: Paptertrey Ink
gems: Hero Arts
strings: DMC
dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One, Standard Circles Large, Labels Trio
die cutting machine: Cuttlebug
other: Glossy Accents

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

December Card Chain Challenge


I received this gorgeous card from the talented Judy for Deborah's December Card Chain Challenge. It's such a rewarding challenge that all participants win at the end by receiving a card from a fellow card maker.

I stared at Judy's card for quite a while after I took it out of the envelope... It's beautifully colored and I love the glossy look on the flower! I also love that Judy used some gold embellishments for the flower center. They made it so much more festive!

And look how sweet is this little set of stamps that Judy included in the envelope! It's a very cute set of stamps and I love it. Thank you so much for your wonderful card and the sweet little surprise, Judy! Also, big thanks to Deborah for hosting this fun challenge! =)

This is the card that I sent to Anette in Norway. I was happy that it arrived at its new home safely. Please go to this post to read more about this card. =)


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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Winter Snowfall

I used Holly Brooke Jones' new mini digital kit called Winter Snowfall to make this card.

The digital papers that came with this kit are perfect for any winter themed projects. I adore this cute little birdie and the subtle snowfall in the tree background paper!

Please visit Two Peas for the newest digital releases!


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ingredients used:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White
digital kit: Winter Snowfall created by Holly Brooke Jones at Two Peas In A Bucket
stamp: Hero Arts
inks: VersaMark Dazzle
backer's twine: Martha Stewart
dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 8
embossing folder, die cutting machine: Cuttlebug
other: Flower Soft

Monday, December 21, 2009

playing with The Greeting Farm images

Happy Monday everyone! Christmas is in a few days, are you ready? I am officially done with my holiday card making... phew... But you will have to suffer a few more of them as I'll try to share them on my blog until I have shared them all.... =)

I want to share a few holiday cards that I made using images from The Greeting Farm.

I used the jolly Ian and Anya from the X'mas Sweeties set for this card.

I clear-embossed the Hero Arts Flourish Pine background then inked it with distress inks. The sentiment is also from Hero Arts.

Thanks to the lovely Donna for this cute Wild Sprout - Vivi image!! She is so fun to color!

I made this for the Keep It Simply Shaped challenge. Although I didn't win that challenge, I was thrilled to find out that this card was featured at The Greeting Farm blog!

I was really happy to see this digital "Alice Anya" at their store that I got it right away! This might be my very first TGF purchase! I couldn't help it, it's "Alice" Anya!! =) I was shocked when they discontinued it... But you can get a mini version of Alice Anya in the adorable Signature set.

I borrowed the Santa hat from the holiday Ian from the X'mas Sweeties set for my Alice Anya. I also used Sketch 1 from the TGF's 12 Days of Sketches for this card.


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ingredients used:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White
stamps: The Greeting Farm, Hero Arts
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye, Imaginisce
inks: Memento, Tim Holtz Distressed Ink, VersaMark Dazzle
markers: Copic
corner rounders: Fiskars
dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 8, Classic Ovals Small, Classic Scalloped Ovals Small
die cutting machine: Cuttlebug
others: Flower Soft, Tulip Glitter Dimensional Fabric Paint, embossing powder


Sunday, December 20, 2009

This Year


I made these two cards using the This Year digital kit created by Jen Martakis for Two Peas.

I love the color palette included in this kit. All the patterned papers in this kit are very versatile. I love those long funky flowers in this kit! I cut them out and bent the stems a little before I glued them down.

I resized and lined those cute little flowers on the grid paper in Photoshop before I printed them out. This time, I paired it with a blue/turquoise version of the patterned paper.

I also love the grid paper that I used for these cards. It's a background that I'll go back and use over and over again.

Please check here for the new digital releases for this week and for a free kit!


Thanks for stopping by!

ingredients used:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White
digital kit: This Year by Jen Martakis for Two Peas
stamp, ink: Hero Arts, Perfect Match by Papertrey Ink
twill: Close To My Heart
border punch: Fiskars
white gel pen: Uni-ball Signo
string: DMC
die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One
die cutting machine: Cuttlebug

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Handmade Holiday


I made these Thank you cards using Katherine Teague's new digital kit "Handmade Holiday." This is a Christmas themed kit, but I used it to make non-holiday themed cards.

I love the intricate patterns and designs on this digital paper and selected a portion of it to use on my cards. I tweaked the colors in Photoshop then printed them out.

After trimming and stamping the Hero Arts sentiment, I added the zig-zag with my sewing machine. I also traced the white outlines of the pattern with a glitter pen, unfortunately they didn't show up very well in the photos...

These were super quick and easy to make. I think this will be a perfect project or solution if you need a quick gift set.

Please visit Two Peas for the newest digital releases and inspirations!


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ingredients used:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White
digital kit: Handmade Holiday created by Katherine Teague at Two Peas In A Bucket
stamp: Hero Arts
inks: Perfect Match by Papertrey Ink
glitter pen: American Crafts
others: sewing machine, thread

Friday, December 18, 2009

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #95

Hello my friends! It's Friday and it's time for another sample card for Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge. First the sketch:

And here is my card:

I played with Papertrey Ink's fun and inspirational Everyday Button Bits. It is such a fun stamp set to play with and I love the sentiments that came with it, too!

Well, that's all I have for now. Don't forget to check out what all the other members of the TESC Sketch Crew came up with for this sketch!! Here are the links:



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ingredients used:
cardstock, stamps, buttons, patterned paper, ribbon: Papertrey Ink
inks: Memento, Perfect Match Hybrid Ink by Papertrey Ink
punches: Fiskars
embroidery floss: DMC
die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Oval Small
die cutting machine: Cuttlebug

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Lola with Bird


I made this card for Challenge 25 over at The Sugar Bowl. The rules are to use Lilian's sketch, to use a Sugar Nellie stamp and to include your favorite color. Here is the sketch:

I love green. And this mossy green that I used on Lola is one of my favorites! It's really hard for me to just pick one color though... I also love the oranges in this card...

This cute stamp that I used is Lola with Bird designed by Rachelle Anne Miller. I adore Rachelle's whimsical illustrations.

The flowers are punched with a Martha Stewart punch and I added some Liquid Pearls in the center of each flower.

That's it for now! Hope you have a wonderful Thursday!



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ingredients used:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White
stamps: Sugar Nellie, Hero Arts (sentiment)
patterned peper: Cosmo Cricket
ink: Memento
punch: Martha Stewart
other: Liquid Pearls
dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One, Standard Circles Large
die cutting machine: Cuttlebug
Copics used:
skin tone: E01, E00, E000, E93
jacket: YR18, YR12, YR00
kerchief, leggings (?): G99, YG95, YG91
hair: E97, Y21, Y11
shoes: E35, E33, E31
bird: BG72, BG11, BG10

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Wee and Christmastree with sparkle!


I made this easel card for both the "Sparkle!!" challenge over at the Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog and Sketch 82 over at Friday Sketchers. Here is the sketch from Friday Sketchers:

I used the adorable Wee and Christmastree stamp from Whiff of Joy Stamps once again!

I distressed the edges of all the paper pieces and traced the piece that has the stamped image with some Golden Rod Stickles. The little red flower was originally ivory... I colored it with some distress inks to make the color as close to the reds around it as possible. I covered the flowers with Golden Rod Stickles as well.

BIG thanks to the sweetest Kiara for the holiday sentiment stamp set that she sent me!!! I got a HUGE box of goodies from her the other day and boy, I was a very happy girl!! It was like an early Christmas present to me and I still can't stop smiling... =) Thank you so much Kiara! Love ya, girl!! =)


Thanks for stopping by!

ingredients used:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White
stamps: Whiff of Joy Stamps, Hero Arts (thank you, Kiara!!)
patterned paper: Memory Box
inks: Memento, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
flowers: Prima
lace trim: Melissa Frances
buttons: Papertrey Ink
glitter glue: Stickles
corner rounder: Fiskars
others: sewing machine, thread
Copics used:
Wee: E11, E01, E000, R20, R89, R29, R24, BG11, BG10, BG000, E97, Y21, Y13
tree: G99, G82, G40, G20, E39, E35, E33, E31, Y17, Y15, Y13

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