Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Summer Ice Cream

I made this card for the Sketch Challenge on SCS. Well, we had another snowy day here in Chicago, so I decided to make a summer card. And nothing says summer like this cute Sugar Nellie and this PTI paper.

Supplies Sugar Nellie Summer Ice Cream, Copics, PTI White, Spring Moss, Summer Sunrise Lemon Tart, and Polka Dot DP, Cuddlebug Swiss Dots, Paper Clip from Office Max, PTI Chocolate Ribbon, Prima Flower, Brad, EK Success Flourish Punch


Just wanted to share a picture of Brooke with you since I talk about her all the time. Her latest addiction is this princess couch. No matter what room we go into she has to have her couch to sit on.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

All Star

I made this card for the Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS. The featured stamper is Vicky Gould and boy does she have an amazing gallery! My family has asked me to make more little boy cards. We have been a family of girls forever, I have three sisters, we all had girls, and you all know my Great Niece Brooke, but things are beginning to change! I am going to be A Great Aunt again, and IT's A Boy!!! We don't even know what to do! His name will be Thomas (Tommy) and he will arrive in May. In August I will be watching both Brooke and Tommy! So I am getting a head start on my little boy cards! Isn't this the cutest image! It is from Whipper Snapper called Baseball Brandon, I think we should change the name to Baseball Tommy! The paper is Bo- Bunny Blue Dots and I think it goes perfectly with this image. Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: Stamp, Whipper Snapper Baseball Brandon (Tommy) Bo Bunny Blue Dot Paper, Bazzill White, Black Cardstock, Nestabilities, Fiskars Star Punches, EK Success letters, All Dressed Up Buttons, Copics, Black Memnto Ink

Friday, January 23, 2009

Pink Cupcake

I made this card for the Inspiration Challenge on SCS! The inspiration was Lang Calendars. Can I tell you how much I love this sugardrop paper, I love it so much that after I finish this post I am heading right over to i {heart} papers and ordering a few more packages. It has the most fabulous colors and patterns that all work just perfect together! The image is also available at i {heart} papers, and who doesn't heart cupcakes! It is from Inkadinkado, the set is called Birthday Cupcakes. Thanks for taking a peek!

Inkadinkado Birthday Cupcakes (IHP), Nestabilities (IHP) Memory Box Paper Sugardrop (IHP}
Ribbon SU Certainly Celery, Clip, Prima Flowers, Brad, MS Fern Punch, Sparkle Gems

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Pearls, Petals and Pizzazz

I made this card for the Ways To Use It Challenge at SCS. the challenge was to take patterned paper and pizzazz it up. I don't know why I make it harder for myself sometimes. I know that Pinks are the hardest for me to photograph, especially light pinks, so what color do I pick...Pink! Then I pick this really light gauze type paper that is almost impssoble to work with, and add glitter to it....I spent about a half an hour getting the glitter off the places I did not want glitter. Then I decide I am going to take this really delicate paper and try to use punches. I think I punched ten butterflies, only one did not rip apart. I did have better luck with the cuddlebug dies. Then I had to glue this stuff down. No ATG on this paper, or scrappy glue...but I did learn that the quickie glu pen worked! Anyway here is my card!

Supplies: Pink Petallo Flowers, The paper Company Pink And White Wedding Overlay, Prisma Glitter and Silver Glitter, Cuddlebug Heart Die and Quik Kuts Flourish Die, Pretties Kit Pearls and Flower Centers

Monday, January 19, 2009

Story Time

Happy Monday! I just received some Sugar Nellie Stamps and could not wait to play with them! They are all so adorable. I love this sweet image! We are a reading kind of family, so this stamp called Reading A Book will probably get inked up many times. Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies: Stamp Sugar Nellie Reading A Book, Crafty Secrets Sentiment, Dovecraft Abstract Paper, Bazzill Orange, Green, PTI White, Prima Flowers and Leaves, Treading Water Border Punch, Martha Stewart Fern Punch, Sparkle Gems, EK Success Corner Punches.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Spring Thank You

I made this card for the Inspiration Challenge at SCS. The challenge was Pottery Barn Teen decor. My inspiration piece came from this Daisy Mirror. When I saw this mirror I knew right away that these Heidi Swapp Ghost Shapes, available at i {heart} papers would be perfect for this challenge. The Thank You sentiment is from Impression Obsession, also available at i {heart} papers. The set is called Expressions and has the essential sentiments that we all need. Thanks for taking a peek!

i {heart} papers supplies: heidi Swapp Ghost Shapes, IO Expressions stamp, Nestabilities, May Arts Ribbon

Other Supplies: PTI Spring Moss and White paper, Cuddlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch

Friday, January 16, 2009

Black and White Valentine

This card is for the Limited Supply Challeneg at SCS. The challenge was to make a non-cheesy Valentine using only red,pink, black, white, or kraft. The card should be small and be able to be reproduced quickly. So this is what I came up with. This is a 31/2 by 4 card, I cuddlebugged the swirls on one half and added the polka dot paper on the other half. The hearts are Cuddlebug heart dies, and the love sentiment is a Martha Stewart punch. It really was quick and easy! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Precious Moments

Well, it's another snowy day here in the Chicago suburbs. We are starting to measure snow in feet not inches. Since I was feeling kind of blah from the weather I decided to make this card in monochromatic grays and blacks to match my cabin fever mood! This card is for the sketch challenge at SCS. The image is called Precious Moments from Sarah Kay. Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies Stamps Precious Moments Sarah Kay
Ink Momento Black
Paper Basic Grey Ambrosia, PTI White
Accesories, Prima Flowers, Copics, Brads, Paper Clip, Scrap Ribbon

Sunday, January 11, 2009

I {Heart} Valentine's Day!

Happy Monday! Today the i {heart} papers design team had a challenge to create a Valentine for someone other than your sweetheart. My Valentine is for my cute little neighbor who is eleven years old and sometimes comes over and helps me with Brooke. I thought the colors are trendy enough for her age, yet she still likes cute. And how cute is this image from Our Craft Lounge! This is from the set Pat the Dog and is available at i {heart} papers. Make sure and stop by the store, Kate has some adorable Valentine goodies.

Kendra also has some fun Valentine blog candy, so you will want to take a peek at her blog. Stop by the rest of the design teams blogs too, and see their fun Valentine's!
Amber, Carolyn, Deb, Dee, Loretta, Lori, Merry, Sarah, and Tracy

i {heart} papers Supplies: Pat the Dog Stamp, Nestabilities, Pink Puffy Heart
Other Supplies: Imaginations Paper Romance Dots, Black Cardstock,Cuddlebug Heart Dies, Flower ( from my stash)
, copics

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Be Mine

I made this card for the Ways To Use It Challenge at SCS. The challenge was to use stars on your card! When I first started making this card my thought was this will be Brooke's Valentine card. Brooke is my 18 soon to be 19 month old niece that I watch everyday. As I was making this card I set up Brooke's little table next to my stamp table and punched out a bunch of shapes in different colors, she had a ball playing with them, so then I thought this will be a card for Brooke to give to her mom and dad for Valentine's Day. I am going to let her decorate the inside of the card with some of the shapes and then she can color (well scribble) on the inside.

This adorable image is from Our Craft Lounge, the set is called Lola Love, she is colored with copics. I also used Nestabilities, Prima Flowers, Details Hearts, and May Arts Ribbon

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Flower Heart

I made this card for the Sketch Challenge at SCS! I just received all my Valentine goodies from i {heart} papers, and I just had to play with them. Ooooo, the Pink Puffy Hearts are so pretty, and the White Metallic String is so sparkly IRL! Thanks for looking!

i {heart} papers supplies: GCD Studio Droopy Vines Paper, Pink Puffy Hearts, May Arts White Metallc String,May Arts Sheer Heart Ribbon, Nestabilities.
Other Supplies: PTI White Paper, Cuddlebug Swiss Dots, Copics Martha Stewart Border Punch, Copics

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Always Heart

I had a little mini vacation from watching my Niece Brooke over the holiday's. Back to watching her everyday, so I thought I would get a card made in peace and quiet. I do send out a few Valentine's every year so I am off to a good start. This fun Hero Arts Set is called Always Heart and is available at i {heart} papers. If you have not been by the store for awhile Kate has some of the cutest Valentine stamps and beautiful May Arts Ribbon, and lots of other goodies! Stop by and take a peek!

Supplies: i{heart} papers Always Hearts Stamp, Nestabilities, may Arts Ribbon
Other Supplies: Memories Cherry Red Ink, Martha Stewart Love Punch, Photo Corner Punch


.I made this card for today's Featured Stamper Challenge at SCS. JulieHRR was the featured stamper today, Wow I love her gallery! I decided to case this card. Someone please tell me why it took me three hours to put nine circles on a card! The circles are Martha Stewart Kitchen Basic stickers. I love these colors together! Thanks for taking a peek!

Supplies: SU Send A Celebration , Martha Stewart Kitchen Basic Stickers and Paper, Martha Stewart Border Punch