Sunday, February 28, 2010

Apricot page

I used the Sketch by Tamara for the layout. I joined a group on Soul Scrappers that a bunch of us were sent all the same embellishments. The challenge is to see how many embellishments one could use and in a creative way. The theme is home. I choose to document my apricot tree. We have had it for a few years but have got only a few apricots. This year the tree bloomed like crazy. I am not sure we will get many apricots because it bloomed in Feburary. All the paper is from Fun in the Sun by DCVW. I am trying to use my DP instead of buying more. Click on the photo to see it bigger.
Here is the clay embellishment that I traced with a silver gel pen to high light the letters. The hearts were colored with a sharpie. I then sprayed it with a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water. This mixture was used on the flower below too.

Sparkle Birthday

There She Goes challenge is to create a Sparkle Birthday. I used the stamp set Birdie Wishes. I chalked around the bird to create sky.


Michelle Perkett's SNR group had a challenge to use Alice Wonderland as inspiration. I used this beautiful image from Michelle Perkett's Studio. I traced the image with glitter pens. I rubbed Brilliance ink on the base. The next layer is Silver Lustre that was punched with Martha Stewart star border and than inked with gold ink. The last one was punched and than rubbed with purple ink. The ribbon is SU white satin that was rubbed with green and purple ink to match the card. The last step is gold Pez A Blings.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Card for Delia

Dustin Pike is giving 3 different owl images and asks that you mail the card to his friend Delia. This card followed a sketch but I have forgotten which one. I know it is past as the way things go right now. The owl was colored with Distress Inks and blender pen. I then added different Distressed Stickles. The papers are out of my scrap bin.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wanna take a spin?

This card uses a sketch from Stamp TV. The image is from Phindy's Place. She just looks like she is having a blast. This weeks challenge for Phindy's place is blue, green, and orange.

Sweet N Sassy Digi Day

Today's challenge on the Sweet n Sassy SNR group is having a Digi Day. The challenge is to use stripes on your project. I used the sketch from the Sweet Stop. The ribbon is SU that I added a rub on to it. Cute Card Thursday's challenge is to use ribbon. The stamp set is Doodle Flowers from Sweet n Sassy Stamps.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


This was a a little valentine I made for my nephew. The whale and saying are from You're So Puny from There She Goes Stamps. The whale is colored with Distress Stickles. The water is Liquid Pearls. I used Flower Soft for the spout.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Comparison Cards

This card uses all Paper Temptress papers except for the little flowers and leaves. I love how the Basis Light Blue is a perfect match with SU Bashful Blue. The envelope is Striped Blue Vellum that was made using a template. The note is a Nestie Label die.
This card is all SU papers that I made at Stamp class last week. Oh, if you are curious like me, I was wondering if the new SU dot folder was different from the cuttlebug Swiss dot folder. The SU has the dots space out a bit more.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Digital crafting

I am part of a Digital Crafting group. You pay a small fee and get a few digital goodies. This cute bear is from Milly Dee. If you would like to join this group contact Gina at The Dp is a scrap. The flowers are paper towel that was used to wipe up my craft mat. I punched them with a big shot die.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Phindy's Color Challenge

This cute image is from Phindy's Place. I colored her with watercolor pencils. There is a color challenge today on Phidy's PCP group. The challenge is to use mainly blue & green with white and yellow embellishments with a spring theme. The base is Basis Light Blue. Spring Larch Glimmer is behind the image. I am not sure why it looks blue but it is green. The saying is from a Flourishes stamp set. The ribbon is SU. The yellow embellishments are Skittles from Pez A Doodle. One last thing, I am giving away a $6 gift certificate to Phindy's store. All you need to do is leave a comment on this post. I will pick a winner on Friday 19 at 9 am pacific time.

Phindy's Gift Certificate Winner

Sorry for the delay. The morning is running away too fast. The lucky winner is Tammy. Congrats!
email me so I can get your gift certificate too you. (

Bugaboo Challenge

Ok, this week disappeared too. My husband has been off work so that has cut my crafting time down too. This awesome image is from Bugaboo Stamps. The theme is Olympics for Bugaboo Stamps challenge this week. I went with the many colors and rings (circles in my case). The circles were punched from another project. Each ring was colored with a different Distress Ink. I just laid the circle on the pad and pushed down. The saying title was created using the leftover ink on my craft sheet. There is black glitter surrounding the image. It looks much better in person. I used different Stickles on the image to add texture.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

There She Goes Boy & Girl Challenge

The sketch is from Truly Scrumptious. They added an extra part to the challenge to create a birthday card. This fit perfectly since I needed a birthday card.

There She Goes Challenge this week is to create a card using the same image and make one more for a girl and one for a boy. I used You're So Punny. I just love the fun animals and sayings in this set. The DP is SU. The girl image has copper embossing powder on it to give it some sparkle. Both images have Flower Soft on the tuft of hair and on their cheeks.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


(Click on picture to see it bigger)

This is for TSG's color challenge to use Pink, Brown and Red. I used Loads of Love stamp set. This set has so many funny sayings. This is laundry that I like to do.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Cutting Cafe Challenge

Cutting Cafe is having a challenge to use the Colored Flower set and/or Colored mini Polkadot Backgrounds. I used both sets. My base is 5 x5. I used the Tulip die to cut the frame with the Red Flower set. It is matted with Sparkle Vermillion. The image is from Ildi Co. I die cut the flowers and leaves using Birds & Blooms die set. The top picture is the front of the card.
Here you can see a side view of the card to show the flowers have lots of dimensionals. The center of the flower is a pink Skittle from Pez A Doodle.
The inside was kept simple to have room to write a note. I am not sure who makes the Anniversary stamp. If you just click the pictures, they will come up larger.
Have a great day!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Just a note

Ok I thought I had scheduled some posts for this week. I am not sure where the week went but it disappered for me. I did crafting done but forgot to take photos before I mailed stuff. This was a card done for Scrap Online PCP group. Does a night where they give you directions for making a card. I am behind in the challenges but trying to get caught up. I used all Scraps for this card. The image is from Sweet Pea Stamps. This fits the Sweet Pea challenge to use one of their images and 3 colors.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Valentine Treat

I used Summer Blossoms which is my favorite set because you can use it many ways. This is a Valentine treat. This is for Flourishes challenge to use your favorite set. FTTC52F

Fruity Birthday

This card is for Flourishes Fruity Birthday challenge (FTTC52c). ) I used a retired set from Clear Dollar Stamps.

Airplane Move

These pages are part of the summer training that my husband and kids did. The base is the new Safari Brown Columns 12 x 12 paper that Paper Temptress is carrying. I used a stencil for the stars and painted with Distress Ink Peeled Paint. The title is grungeboard covered with Distress Ink Peeled Paint and then I added Distress Stickles Vintage Photo. The photos and title are matted on Ponderosa Pine Linen. The sketch is from Nuts about Sketches. The stars were stamped with DI Vintage photo and than embossed with Distress embossing powder Brushed Corduroy.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Pixie love

This cute image is from Pixie Dust. The sketch is from Flourishes FFTC52A. The image is colored with watercolor pencils and then added stickles for glitter. The DP is SU Sending Love. I matted the small squares with Basis Brown. The card is 5" square. The saying is stamped on Rose Quartz Metallic. The ribbon has skittles from Pez A Doodle.

Paper Temptress News-

For all of you have digital cutters, on the Paper Temptress blog for today only is some free files. Head on over to get the files. Brown Bag Kraft Cardstock is 40% off and Spring Package is 25% off.

God Bless,

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Flourishes FFTC52D which is to have pink as your main color. I used the fun stamp set Pun Fun from SU. The image is colored with SU markers and then I chalked around the hippo. The dots are stickles which didn't behave and ended up being out of line.


365 challenge on day 341 was to have heart on a project. This cute image is from Pollycraft. The image was colored with watercolor pencils and added stickles for some glitter. The red stripes are sticky strip covered with glitter.


This started out with me just playing with some new punches. The corners are done with the new SU heart corner punch. the bacground flowers are part of Circle Circus from SU. The Flowers framing the saying is from Polka Dot Punches from SU. The saying is from a Flourishes stamp but not sure which one. The inks are I used are Distress ink Worn Lipstick and Black Soot. Have a great day everyone.

God Bless,

Friday, February 5, 2010

Survial page

This page was created using sketch #77 from Nuts About Sketches. The base is Red Pepper Coloumn. I colored the rope with Perefect Pearls Red that was mixed with water. The title is mounted on Iridescent Cryogen White that has been painted with Perfect Pearls Red and water. The image is from Jessica Lynn Original. The buttons were cut using the big shot. The color was chosen for the Scrap & Stamp monochromatic color challenge.

Red & Brown Birthday

This cute image is from Phindy's Place. Come over and join us at Phindy's Place Paper Craft Planet group. This image is free for a little longer. I colored the image with watercolor pencils and then added stickles for some glitter. The hearts are Basis Red and textured with Swiss Dots. The DP is SU retired. The center and saying are mounted with pop up dots.

Phindy's Place- Birthday & Red & Brown
Sketch- Stamp TV
Flourishes FTTC52B - Pop Up

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Today is digi day for Sweet n Sassy stamps on SNR. The saying image are part of Puppy Love digital stamp from Sweet n Sassy Stamps. The frame and mats are Pike Brown and cut with Nestabillies. The base is Vellum Bristol White.
Cute Card Thursday- Spots & Dots
Sweet Stop- sketch
Sweet n Sassy Stamps SNR- buttons
Flourishes FTTC52E- Frame

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


This card started out for 2 challenges and ended up being for just one. The base is Bubblegum Pop Tones. The "ribbon" strips are Astrobright Pulsar Pink. The dots are SU silver shimmer paint. The princess is Princess Pryia from Pez A Doodle. I colored with SU markers then added some Studio G flock to different parts of the image to added texture. The hearts are SU DP. The butterfly is Rose Quartz Metallic. The base was embossed with SU embossing folder. (I can't remember which one.) The sketch is from Card Patterns.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tweet This

I just love the versatilty of Birdie Whishes from There She Goes Stamps. The main paper is Graystone Linen. I just love the texture of this paper. The DP is SEI.