Wednesday, March 31, 2010

a card for Embellish Magazine



I made this simple card for Embellish Magazine's Embellish Stitching Color Challenge.

Very simple stamped card using Papertrey Ink's Dot Spot and Mod Squad. Faux stitching added using this white gel pen.

That's all for today. Hope you have a fantastic day!


Thanks for stopping by!


ingredients used:
cardstock, stamps, inks: Papertrey Ink
white gel pen: Uni-ball Signo Broad
corner rounder: Fiskars

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

happy day

I again asked Mr. Random.org to help me picking my WoJ candy winner. Here is his choice:
The winner is.... 1LuvnMama!!!!!!!! Congratulations!! =) Please email me with your mailing address, I'll get the candy out to you as soon as I can!!

On to today's card. I was so excited to get my new stamps from both A Muse and Papertrey Ink last week, I had to play! Here is what I made:

It's a marriage of stamps from three different companies. I used Hero Arts' fabulous Clouds stamp for my background. The tree, hills and sentiment are from this cute set from PTI.

This adorable little bear has to be one of the cutest!! She is MB Girl Bear from A Muse. I was giggling all the time when I was coloring her! =) I paper pieced her "dress" using some PIT Green Tea Leaves scraps.

The hills are paper pieced using scraps from PTI's Pretty Pastels. I also colored a few more flowers from the Girl Bear image, cut them out and glued them to the tree. After I stamped the sentiment on my cardstock, I drew a cloud shape around it then cut out. The faux stitching is then added using this trusty white gel pen.

I am submitting this to Moxie Fab World's Picking Up the Pieces Challenge since I did a bit of paper piecing.

That's all I have for today. Hope you have a fabulous Tuesday! =)


Thanks for stopping by!


ingredients used:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
stamps: Hero Arts, A Muse, Papertrey Ink
inks: Memento, Hero Arts Shadow Ink
coloring tool: Copic
patterned paper: Papertrey Ink
decorative scissors, corner rounder: Fiskars
black pen: Copic Mutiliner
white gel pen: Uni-ball Signo Broad

Monday, March 29, 2010

Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs Blog Hop

Hi all! I am so excited to be part of this really fun blog hop hosted by talented template designer - Kelleigh Ratzlaff. Here is my project:

Isn't this just so cute? I used Kelleigh's Candy Dispenser Template and papers from Gardenonogie for my project. Doesn't this just make snacking so much more elegant? =) I inked the edges with tea dye and vintage photo. The butterflies are punched with scarps from making this project using this punch. I decided to add a pearl on the bigger butterfly after I took the first photo.

I don't have the luxury of owning a large format printer, so I had to shrink the template a bit. This little dispenser is almost 3 inches tall and just a bit short of 2 inches wide. I put some yummy Easter color m&m dark chocolate in it. I think it's good that it's small since it will in a way limit how much I can eat in one setting. It's now sitting on my crafting table and performing its duty while I make cards!! =)

You can find all of Kelleigh's template here at The Digichick. Here is the blog hop list, please go and check out what other talented Hybrid Chicks and Kelleigh's DTs came up with for this fun hop!
Have fun hopping! =)


Thanks for stopping by!


ingredients used:
cardstock: Neenah Solar White
digital kits: Candy Dispenser Template by Kelleigh Ratzlaff at The Digichick, Gardenologie by Quirky Twerp at The Digichick
inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink
twine: Papertrey Ink
pearl: Recollections
punch: Martha Stewart

2 Sketches 4 You - Kazan's Sketch 49

First of all, here is Mr. Random.org's pick of the winner of Jane's Doodles release giveaway:
The lucky winner is.... AMY!! Congratulations Amy!! =) Please email me with your pick and I'll forward your email to Jane. She will be sending you your free image!

On to today's card for this week's 2 Sketches 4 You. Here is Kazan's sketch #49:

Here is my card:

This week's sponsor is JustRite Stampers. I used one of the beautiful flower images from Plant a Little Love set. I honestly don't know what kind of flower this is and I would love it if any of you can tell me! =)

I stamped Background Basics: text style on the Labels Nine die cut using tea dye then inked the whole piece with yummy spun sugar. I think the Labels Nine die cut makes an elegant border for the circle.

I stamped the the big swirly leaf stamp from PTI's Turning A New Leaf set on my card base using tattered rose. I love the spotty outcome that gives a nice rustic look. The sentiment from this set is stamped using vintage photo.

That's all for now. Please come back later for a fun blog hop!


Thanks for stopping by!


ingredients used:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink
stamps: JustRite Stampers, Papertrey Ink
inks: Memento, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
coloring tool: Copic
lace trim: Daiso
corner rounder: Fiskars
dies: Spellbinders
die cutting machine: Cuttlebug

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Mother & Child + a candy

Happy Sunday, my friends!! Hope you all are having a fabulous weekend! Here are a few cards I made using images from Whiff of Joy Stamps to share with you.

This stamp is called Mother & Child illustrated by Norma Fickel. It's such a sweet image for a mother's day card!

The patterned papers are from My Mind's Eye's Be Loved collection.

The sweet Katharina has kindly sent me one extra Mother & Child stamp so that I could do a little giveaway. I am throwing in a mini Shopping Willow stamp and a few lovely charms also available at Whiff of Joy Stamps online store. Here is the candy:

All you need to do is leave me a comment on this post and I will draw a lucky winner to receive this little candy. This giveaway will open until Monday March 29th at 11:59 PM PST. The winner will be announced in my Tuesday post.

Here are two more cards that I made also using Whiff of Joy stamps a little while ago.

Here is a card that I made for a post I did for the Whiff of Joy Tutorial & Inspiration blog. I used a pretty Willow image from the store stamp kit - Blooming Spring for this card. Here is a link to the tutorial if you are interested.

I made this card for a blog post for The Hybrid Chick. I used the adorable Strawberry Girl stamp from Norma Fickel's Spring, Easter & Mother's day release at Whiff of Joy for my card. The papers are from a digital kit called " 5 Things I Love About You" created by Karen Lewis. Since Strawberry Girl is holding a strawberry, I decided to use the very cute Sweet Strawberry Template Set by Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs to finish my project. Here is the link to the post I did for The Hybrid Chick if you are interested.

Thanks for sticking around for the long post. Hope you have a lovely Sunday! =)


Thanks for stopping by!


ingredients used:
for "Mother & Child" card:
cardstock, button: Papertrey Ink
stamps: Whiff of Joy Stamps, Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
ink: Memento
coloring tool: Copic

for "Willow with bouquet" card:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White
stamps: Whiff of Joy Stamps
patterned paper: Memory Box
inks: Memento, VersaMark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
coloring tool: Copic
punches: Fiskars
die: Spellbinders
die cutting machine: Cuttlebug

for "Strawberry Girl" card:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White
stamps: Whiff of Joy Stamps, Papertrey Ink
digital kit: 5 Things I Love About You by Karen Lewis at The DigiChick, Sweet Strawberry Template by Kelleigh Ratzlaff at The DigiChick
inks: Memento, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
coloring tool: Copic
buttons: Papertrey Ink
flowers: Prima
die: Spellbinders
die cutting machine: Cuttlebug

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Jane's Doodles New Releases!

Jane is releasing some new digital stamps over at Squigglefly today and I have two cards made using her new images to share with you.

I used Vintage Rabbit for this card. This one is different from Jane's other designs, but it's a special one. She drew this for her husband years ago when they were still dating. How sweet is that?

I used some gorgeous digital paper from Gardenologie by Quirky Twerp available at The Digichick. I inked all the papers with spun sugar and tea dye distress inks. The rabbit image piece is also inked with a little bit of vintage photo. And yes, I used this design again, shamelessly... This might be my new go-to sketch for now. =)

I adore those pretty Tulips! This is also one of Jane's new releases. I think it's so elegant and classy.

The paper is from this beautiful digital kit created by Digital Birdhouse. I love the subtle and elegant patterns in this kit. I am also submitting this card to Lucy's Clean & Simple Challenge.

Jane is giving away one of her new digital stamps from her new release to a lucky winner. Just leave a comment on this post and I will pick a random winner to receive one of Jane's new releases. The deadline for this give away is Sunday March 28th 11:59 PM PST. The winner will be announced in my Monday post.

That's all I have for now. If you missed Jane's giveaway yesterday, you can still find Princess Mia at Squigglefly. Don't forget to check out what the other DT members in Jane's team came up with using those new releases! Here are the links:
Jane also have the fabulous Jill as her Guest Designer. Make sure you check out Jill's blog, she is super talented!

Have a fabulous weekend! =)


Thanks for stopping by!


ingredients used:
for "Vintage Rabbit" card:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White
digital stamp: Jane's Doodles for Squigglefly
digital kit: Gardenologie by Quirky Twerp at The Digichick
stamp, ribbon: Papertrey Ink
ink: Memento
coloring tool: Copic
border punch: Fiskars
die: Spellbinders
die cutting machine: Cuttlebug

for "Tulip" card:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White
digital stamp: Jane's Doodles for Squigglefly
digital kit: Natural Beauty by Digital Birdhouse at Two Peas In A Bucket
stamp, ribbon: Papertrey Ink
ink: Memento
coloring tool: Copic
corner rounder: Fiskars
die: Spellbinders
die cutting machine: Cuttlebug

Friday, March 26, 2010

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #106

EDIT: I forgot to include some important message for this week's Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge since this week's sketch is special. Here is the detail:

Fridays are Sketch Challenge days at the Taylored Expressions Blog and we'd love to have you play along! Every so often we'll have a fun added BONUS to playing the weekly TESC... PRIZES! You never know what week Taylor might offer a prize so be sure to check her blog every Friday for the sketch. Prizes will be given to Taylor's Top Crops. Today is one of those days as Taylor is offering BONUS PRIZES for TESC106. You'll have through April 2nd to play along and enter your card for a chance to win your choice of FREE STAMP SET from the Taylored Expressions Store. Winners will be announced on April 5th.

Hello my friends! This is my second post of the day, please click here to see a card that I made for Jane's new digital stamp "Princess Mia." Jane is also having a give away on her blog, so make sure to check out her blog!

Now on to this week's Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge. First the sketch:

Here is my take on the sketch:

It's another liberal take on Taylor's sketch, but I couldn't help myself! Is this some kind of disease? Unable-to-follow-sketches syndrome? LOL! Ok, I really wanted to use this fun stamp from Norma Fickel's spring/Easter release at Whiff of Joy Stamps. This stamp is called Spring Joy. Such a delightful image! =)

I was experimenting with shooting my cards at different angles. Sorry if they look weird... =) The lovely patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket's Girl Friday collection. The ribbon is from Fancy Pants Designs. And the sentiment is from this versatile set by Hero Arts.

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:


Thanks for stopping by!


ingredients used:
cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Papertrey Ink
stamps: Whiff of Joy Stamps, Hero Arts (sentiment)
patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket
ink: Memento
coloring tool: Copic
ribbon: Fancy Pants Designs
buttons: Papertrey Ink
punches: Fiskars (corner rounder), EK Success (big scallop)

Princess Mia

I can't believe it's Friday already! This week just flew by me! Hope your week has been wonderful! I have a card made using one of Jane's new digital releases to share with you.

This cute image is "Princess Mia". It's based on Jane's daughter Mia. Don't you just love her? I adore the bend-aid detail on her leg, too cute! I added the daisies/flower-like thing-y to her dress and ballon. I just think that everything has to match for a princess! LOL! =) I should have done the crown, too... I also added my doodles around the sentiment.

The matching papers are from a digital kit called Springtime Basics by Shimelle Laine available at Two Peas. I love the polka dot patterns on the spring colors in this set. I also used Laura's Sketch #48 over at 2 Sketches 4 You for my card. The sentiment is from PTI's Butterfly Dreams set.

In honor of Mia's birthday, Jane is having a "Mia Birthday Giveaway" at her blog. And yes, she is giving away this cute digital stamp all day Friday! So hop over to her blog and check it out! This digital stamp will be available for purchasing at Squigglefly starting Saturday.

That's all for now. Please come back later for this week's Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge!


Thanks for stopping by!


ingredients used:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White
digital stamp: Jane Belijo for Squigglefly
stamp: Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
digital kit: Springtime by at Two Peas In A Bucket
ink: Memento
coloring tool: Copic
ribbon: Fancy Pants Designs
border punch: Fiskars
gems: Hero Arts

Thursday, March 25, 2010

JustRite Stampers Mega March Blog Hop


Welcome to JustRite Stampers Mega March Blog Hop! Here is my card:

I used the pretty hydrangea image from the beautiful Plant a Little Love set. JustRite Stampers makes some of the most beautiful flower stamps and I am so in love with this one.

I used some beautiful digital papers from this gorgeous kit. The sentiment is from this set. The hydrangea was stamped on a piece of Rustic Cream cardstock from PTI and was highlighted with spun sugar when the paper was still in the die. I also distressed all the other papers with spun sugar and tea dye distress inks. The tiny butterflies were punched using this Martha Stewart punch.

And of course there are candies up for grabs if you join the hop. Here is the details:

30 designers, FIVE shopping sprees each day. No one knows where the prizes will be! Each day of the hop JustRite will have five Mystery Blog Candy Prizes hidden along the hop with a total retail value of $600. JustRite will randomly select five mystery blogs each day of the hop and randomly allocate each of the shopping sprees. For your chance to win, simply leave a little love (a comment) on each designer’s blog including the JustRite blog. The more designers you leave comments with, the better your chances of winning. Each day’s comments will remain open for three days. A winner from each of the mystery blogs’ comments will be randomly chosen using Random.org. Consult the listing of designers at the JustRite blog each day (each day’s designers will be different) and start out on your way! Beginning Friday, March 26, summaries of all the winners will be posted on the JustRite blog. Good luck to everyone and enjoy all the JustRite eye candy along the hop!

Today during the JustRite Mega March Blog Hop (Day Three) JustRite and its sponsors will be giving away the following five prizes:

· $200 JustRite Shopping Spree
· $100 Spellbinders Shopping Spree
· $100 Copic Prize Package, and
· Two additional $100 JustRite Shopping Sprees!

Blog comments for Day Three will be open until Saturday at 6pm EST. On Sunday, JustRite will announce on their blog which five blogs have the mystery candy for Day Three. You will need to go to the JustRite blog to determine where you need to go to find out if you are one of the five lucky winners.

Here is the blog hop list so that you can see what other amazing stampers/artists came up with for this mega blog hop:

Hope you have fun hopping! =)


Thanks for stopping by!

ingredients used:
cardstock: Papertrey Ink, Neenah Solar White
stamps: JustRite Stampers, Papertrey Ink (sentiment)
digital kit: Gardenologie by Quirky Twerp at The Digichick
inks: Memento, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
coloring tool: Copic
punches: Martha Stewart, Fiskars
ribbon: Papertry Ink
pearls: Recollections
dies: Spellbinders
die cutting machine: Cuttlebug
other: thread, sewing machine

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