Sunday, May 31, 2009


I made this card for the Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS. This week the honor went to Rox71, you all know Rox, she is the sketch challenge hostess! I chose to case her Wedding Day Card. The paper I used is from The Paper Company called Gold Swirl On Ivory and Making Memories Black Tie. The only embellishment I used was May Arts Silk Ribbon. Thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Flower Bouquet

I made this card for the Sketch Challenge on SCS. The image is Called Flower Bouquet by Me and Carrie Lou. The paper is Prima Nursery Tales. I used Copics to color the image and added Martha Stewart Butterflies. the Ribbon is PTI. Thanks for taking a peek!

SUink Blog Hop

On Monday, June 1st, SUINK will be having a BLOG HOP to kick off their June release. Five new stamp sets are being released and you will have a chance to win ALL FIVE SETS. The SUINK Design Team will be showing off the new sets with peeks along the hop.

To qualify to win, you will need to post a comment on each design team member's blog as you hop around. The last stop on the BLOG HOP will be the Storage Units, Ink & More Blog. Once there, you will need to leave a comment telling us what stamp set you like the best from the new release. A winner will be chosen on June 2nd, so you will need to have your comments posted by Midnight EST on June 1st.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hinged Happy Birthday

I made this card for the Technique Challenge on SCS. the challenge was to make a hinged card. I usually do not do this challenge but I thought it would be fun to give it a try. Well, I did it wrong, but I had fun making the card! The paper is Basic Grey Lime Ricky and is available at i {heart} papers. The Happy Birthday sentiment is an old stamp and I do not know the name. I also used Martha Stewarts balloon and border punches! Thanks for taking a peek!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Stamping Out Alzheimer's

Kate at i {heart} papers is hosting a challenge on the Stampin' Out Alzheimers forum, and we would love for you to join us. Go there to join and make your $5 donation to get in on all the fun! You can also donate by using the widget in the sidebar of my blog.

"Stamping Out Alzheimer's" is an amazing event that you won't want to miss! A $5 donation you will give you access to exclusive challenges and fun prizes from numerous companies. Jen Tapler and Susanna Boyd have been hard at work organizing this fast-paced, fun-filled week with amazing giveaways and a chance to reach out and make a difference for a very worthwhile cause. At the end of this event, 100% of the funds raised will be donated directly to the Alzheimer's Association to help with their efforts to provide and enhance care and support for all those affected by this heartbreaking disease. Over 40 generous sponsors are participating, so there will be plenty of fun (and prizes!!!!) to go around.

Kate’s challenge is to use Flower Soft, or another medium (flock, glitter, etc.) to texturize a flower, which will be the focal point for your card.

If you'd like to play along, first make your $5 donation and then upload your masterpiece to your photos in the SOA site and tag it with IHPSOA, so we can find it and add it our Challenge album. This will also enter you into the drawing for the Challenge prize that i {heart} papers is donating: a Flower Soft assortment of goodies valued at over $30! Everyone who enters the challenge is eligible - the winner will be chosen at random.

Additionally, all SOA participants are invited to use an exclusive 10% off coupon through May 31 (see ad for code) in our store off all items, including new and on sale items. And, as always, free US shipping on orders $40 and over!

Now for my card! I used Basic Grey Wisteria Paper and added lots and lots of flower soft! The ribbon is May Arts Silk, and the sentiment is from Flower Soft. All of these items are available at I {heart} papers!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Flower Bear

I made this card for the Inspiration Challenge on SCS. The inspiration site was The Little Odd Forest, and just like the name it was a little odd, but it was also a great inspiration site! My cute little bear is from the Stamp Pad Company and he is colored with Copics. The paper is Bo Bunny Mango Luau Coconut, love this paper! Thanks for taking a peek!

Stamp the Stamp pad Co Flower Bear
Paper Bo Bunny mango Luau coconut, PTI Vintage Cream, Bazzill Orange
Accessories Copics, Nesties, Bo Bunny Flower, Clip, Papyrus Ribbon, Rhinestones

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

For You

I am so bummed that it is going to take two weeks to get my computer back. I am able to do most things on DH computer, but it is really old and slow. I made this card for the Sketch Challenge on SCS. For some reason I had a hard time with this sketch. I kept coloring images and they never seem to fit, so I found these really cool Prima Paper Flowers in my stash, and they matched the paper, so I slapped them on and called it a card!

Supplies Paper Prima Nursery Tales
Ink SU Close To Cocao
Accessories, Nestie Tag Die, May Arts Ribbon, Prima Flowers

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Thank You

I made this card for the Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS. Today the honor went to Joan Ervin. Joan has the most delightful gallery filled with fantastic creations. I don't really make a lot of purple cards, but I had these Martha Stewart Hydrangea flowers and I really wanted to use them. the paper is Crate Paper Katlin Collection and is available at i {heart} papers. Kate also just got in some of the prettiest May Arts Silk Ribbon, pop on over and check out all the pretty colors!

Supplies Stamp Flourishes thank You
Paper Crate Paper Katlin {IHP} SU Old Olive
Ink Old Olive
Accessories Martha Stewart Flowers and Butterfly Punches, Pearls, may Arts Silk Ribbon

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Flower Girl

I made this card for the Inspiration Challenge on SCS. The inspiration site was Country Living Magazine, Country Office. I was inspired by the beautiful colors in the room. The image is Alota Rubber Stamps School Girl, and she is colored with copics. The Paper is SU Rose Red DSP and Old Olive. To accessorize I used Prima flowers and EK Success Flourish Punch. Thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Georgina In Green

I made this card for today's Sketch Challenge at SCS. I used one of my favorite Bella images, Georgina Glamourpuss. I colored her with Copics and added fun flock and glitter to her dressing gown. The paper is Basic Grey Wisteria ( love this paper) and it is availabe at i {heart} papers. I also added these beautiful Prima flowers and the flourish is a Quickutz Die. Thanks for taking a peek!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sneak Peek

Hello everyone! SUINK has got some fabulous new products for the month of May! Brighten up your spring cards with the *new* Core'dinations White Wash Paper as well as the fresh and fun papers and accessories by My Little Shoebox! These *new* products will be available on May 13th!!

I used the *new* Core'dinations White Wash paper along with the My Little Shoebox brown polka dot paper. The stamp is from the Welcome to the Zoo set and the ribbon, button, and flowers are some fun accessories that will be available by MLS. I also used the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder and the EK Success flourish punch!

This item can be used as either a gift tag or a door hanger for a baby's room! Here I used the same Core'dination White Wash paper, MLS Brown Polka Dot, ribbon, and buttons as the card above. The stamp is from the Welcome to the Zoo set.

Happy Mother's Day From Sara

Let’s face it. As far as generations go, the Baby Boomers became the meat and potatoes of a growing American culture. Collectively, they became Time Magazine’s “Man of the Year” and were praised for being “articulate, so well educated, [and] so worldly.”[1] The Boomers are also credited with producing the tech-savvy, fast-paced multi-taskers of the new millennium. True, we Gen. X and Gen. Y-ers may have a difficult time comprehending how to strategically load the dishwasher, which day the garbage needs to go out, or the water temperature to which the washing machine should be set. (Note: My college education has taught me that nothing can go wrong when washing everything on cold.) However, we can simultaneously check our email, look up the latest celebrity gossip, and text message our friends in the midst of fixing our parents’ computer problems during Grey’s Anatomy while filling out college applications. Really. And while there seems to be a huge gap between parent/child generations, there are some pretty fantastic mother/daughter duos that demonstrate how small this generational gap really is. Here are a few examples of daughters that show how much we appreciate all that our superior generations do!

  • Alex Evanovich (daughter of New York Time’s Best Selling Author Janet Evanovich) is the mastermind behind her mother’s high-traffic website. She also helps out with scheduling, tours, agendas, Q&As, and keeping her mother’s sanity.[2]
  • Alexis Stewart (daughter of Her Greatness Martha Stewart) virtually saved her mother’s fame and reputation after she was convicted in the Stock Trading Case. Her TV show “Whatever, Martha” introduces her mother to a younger generation by making fun of Martha’s old television episodes.[3]
  • Malia Obama (daughter of First Lady Michelle Obama) was thrown into the spotlight as first-daughter of the United States. But when the microphone failed to work at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, it was Malia who came to her parents’ rescue.[4]

As a representative of all daughters who have super, fantastic moms, I speak for all when we say, we think you are awesome! And although you still cannot grasp the concept of text messaging, we will always be here to keep you up to date on the latest trends and technology. To all moms, aunts, grandmas, and mentors everywhere: YOU GO GIRLS; we appreciate all that you do.



[3] (Alexis is a bit older than a Gen Xer, but whatever, it’s for argument’s sake)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Beauty by Jane Austen

I made this card for the Inspiration Challenge on SCS. The challenge site is Bonjour Mon Coussin!
This is one of those cards where the paper did all the work for me. The beautiful paper is from My Minds Eye, Bella Bella Bellezo available at i {heart} papers. While I was making this card Sara kept saying it reminded her of Jane Austen and that she wanted to write the description on SCS for this card. Here is what she had to say:


Sara here. For those of you who follow my mom's blog, you know that I pop in from time to time as the self-proclaimed editor-in-chief. My mom was inspired by this beautiful French pillow:,1,89.

I told my mom that I thought this card looked very Jane Austen-esque, so she let me name the card. She debated using a black ribbon in the corner, but I told her that it would have changed the flavor of the card to being very Emily Dickinson-esque. She was having none of my literary references, so she slapped on the pink ribbon and called it a night. I hope you enjoy her card! Thanks for looking!

" sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment." -Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Happy Day

I made this card for the Sketch Challenge on SCS. I am so lovin' this Basic Grey Porcelain paper, every piece in the pack is so pretty. If you have not stopped in the i {heart} papers store lately, Kate has all the new Basic Grey paper in stock and a some great new embellishments.

Supplies Paper Basic Grey Porcelain {IHP}
Stamp MSE
Accesories Rectabgle and scallop Nestie {IHP}, martha Stewart Border and Fern Punch, EK Success Flourish Punch, Prima Flower, Ribbon

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sham Wow Mom ( Paper Dolls Challenge)

I made this card for the Paper Dolls Challenge, which was to use a logo as inspiration for your card. Well, my family is obsessed with the Sham Wow and with the Sham Wow Guy! A few weeks ago Vinny was arrested for "slap chopping" a lady of the evening because she bit his tongue and would not let go. The image on my card is Vinny's mother and it seems she is very upset with him! My Logo is is the bottom corner. Click on the picture if you want a really big image!

Supplies Stamp Art Impressions, Sentiment Computer (Ya Think)
Paper Su Barely Banana, Not Quite Navy, PTI White
Accessories Nesties, Copics, SU Ribbon

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Inky Impressions

I am so honored and delighted to be a part of the Inky Impressions first design team! I really did not think I had a chance of being selected, because there were so many talented ladies who submitted such wonderful samples. Imagine how surprised I was when Nicole left me a message that I was part of the team! The Inky Impression images are just adorable and I can't wait to get Inky!

Prom Dress

I made this card for the Inspiration Challenge on SCS. The challenge site was Faviana Prom Dresses. I have not made a girly card in a long time and I forgot how much fun it was to have glitter all over my face!

Supplies Rubbernecker Stamp
Paper Bo Bunny Alissa Loves You, PTI White, AC Black
Accessories, Copics, Bo Bunny Flowers, Martha Stewart Border Punch, EK Success Flourish Punch, Hero Arts Prisma Glitter, Glitter Dots