Thursday, July 30, 2009

Basic Grey From CHA

Oh you are all going to love the new Basic Grey paper! The Halloween, Fall, and Winter paper is just delightful along with all the new Woolies and buttons!

More Pics From CHA

This is a picture of the Grungeboard from the Ranger booth. I could not believe how awesome this product was. And it is available at Pez A Doodle !

This is a picture of all the ladies watching Tim Holtz do his magic with grungeboard

This is a fabulous new line of paper called Jillibean, I know it might be hard to see in the Pic, but it is a kraft paper with beautiful colors printed on it.


Will you look at all the May Arts Ribbon! You all know I just love ribbon!

Hello from CHA

Greeting from Orlando where it is hot and sticky!

I have some fantastic news! I am delighted to be a part of the Pez-A Doodle design team and to celebrate Marti at Pez-A Doodle is letting me give away some BLOG CANDY! Everybody loves stickles right? Ranger has come out with 17 new distress stickles and you can win them all! All you have to do is leave me a comment on all my CHA posts....Don't worry there won't be that many!

Monday, July 27, 2009

i {heart} papers Wide Ribbon Challenge And Contest!

Every Month the i {heart} papers design team has a challenge, this month the challenge was to use wide ribbon. I love, love, love wide ribbon and use it all the time on my cards. For this card I used the luxurious May Arts silk ribbon. It makes such pretty bows and is so easy to tie. The designer paper is from the Basic Grey Porcelain pack. I used the new Spica mint glitter pen on the flower tips and to highlight the thanks, it is just the right amount of sparkle IRL.

i {heart} papers contest

In the past, our design team has responded to the challenge to inspire you to create cards of your own. This month we're stepping things up just a bit! We're hosting a contest! Of course there will be a prize. Stop on over to Deb's blog to see what you can win!

To be eligible to win, here's what you need to do!

* create a card (or other project) using wide ribbon
* issue the challenge on your blog and/or in your gallery post
* upload to SCS with keyword ihp0709
* receive extra *points* for using i {heart} papers products

The deadline to enter is Tuesday, August 4th. Our design team will judge the entries and then on Friday, August 7th, we'll announce the winner. The prize will be this gorgeous assortment of wide ribbons in various colors. Can't wait to see your creations!

Paper: Basic Grey Porceain{IHP} PTI Spring Moss
Accessories: May Arts Silk Ribbon {IHP}, Mint Spica Glitter Pen{IHP}, Martha Stewart Daisy Punch, SU Scallop Punch, Sizzix Thanks Emosslet, Paper Crimper

Flower Chat

I made this card for the Inspiration Challenge on SCS. The inspitation site this week was a Better Homes and Garden Livingroom. I was inspired by the bright and happy citrus colors in the room. The image is from Hero Arts called Flower Chat, the flowers are colored with copic markers. The paper is PTI Polka Dot Parade, Summer Sunrise, and Bazzill orange. The ribbon is a Hanna silk. I ran the Martha Stewart punched butterflies through the paper crimper and added some sparkle gems. Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Thanks So Much

I made this card for this weeks Sketch Challenge on SCS. I really enjoyed the asymmetrical design of this sketch. I did not start out to make a CAS card, but after all the elements were on my panel, it did not seem to need much more. Thanks For taking a peek!

Stamps: SU Sincere Salutations
Paper: PTI Bitty Dots, Summer Sunrise, Black
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories: K & Company Layered Daisies, May Arts Ribbon, Lady Bug Stickers

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Threehouse Thursday Thank You

This is for todays TREEHOUSE THURSDAY CHALLENGE - 3x3 Note Card Box/Treat Box. The tutorial for a darling little box and can be found HERE at Splicoast Stampers website. Well, as you can see I do not have a box. I think you all know by now how terrible I am at making 3-D projects. I tried three times and could not get it to look the way I wanted. So instead I made 3x3 note cards and put them in a clear box and tied it with a fabulous silk ribbon! The thank you sentiment is from the Treehouse Lovely Lily set and just happens to be on sale!

Stamps: Lovely Lily Treehouse Stamps
Paper: The Paper Company Pink Stripe, Black
Accessories: Martha Stewart Border Punch, EK Success Flourish Punch, Nesties, May Arts Silk Ribbon
, Cuddlebug Swiss Dots

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Whatchdoin'Wednesday For The Birthday Boy

I made this card for the Storage Units, Ink & More Whatchadoin' Wednesday challenge. The challenge was to make a birthday card for a man or boy. I used the fun robot image from the new S-U inkies and colored him with copic markers. The paper is from Primas Hello Spaceboy paper pack. The balloons and stars are from Marcella K. I even made a cute little part hat and decorated it with stickles! Thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mmmmm Ice Cream!

Mmmmm! It's the end of July and it is the perfect time for some yummy ice cream, although you would never know it if you lived in Chicago. It has been cold almost all month long. It's more like hot chocolate and fire pit weather! Isn't this the cutest ice cream cone. It is from the Basic Grey Lemonade collection called Woolies. The button, gems, and stitching are already on this adorable sticker, what could be easier! The paper, Woolies, and May Arts silk ribbon are all available at i {heart} papers! Thanks for taking a peek!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Ladies Ink 3-D Challenge

I made this cute little purse for the blogger group I belong to called Ladies Ink. The challenge was to make a 3-D item. Nothing scares me more than making a 3-D project! I am just not that good at cutting, folding, and scoring things, until I found this adorable template from K & Company called Paper Purses. The template is printed right on the paper, I just had to cut, fold and glue everything together and then I added my own embellishments. I think it turned out kind of cute!

Paper: K & Company paper Purses Accessories: May Arts Metallic String, Button, Sparkle Gems, Flowers


I made this card for the Features Stamper challenge on SCS. The honor this week went to Minnidr (Diane). I chose to case this card. I thought my card was going to be very similar to Diane's. I knew I wanted to use the swirls/flourishes and somehow I ended up with sunflowers! In order for the swirls to fit I had to make this card big, it's almost an A7. I haven't made a card this big in a long time. Thanks for taking a peek!

Stamps: Me and Carrie Lou Sunflowers
Paper: PTI White, SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories, Nesties, Sizzix Swirls Die, Clip, Copic Markers, So saffron Ribbon

Saturday, July 18, 2009

We have a Winner!

Congratulations to Tenia who won the two new S-U Inkies from Storage Units, Ink & More! Tenia, please contact me with your mailing information so that I can send your inkies out right away! Thanks to everyone who left comments!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Precious Moments

I made this card for the Ways To Use It challenge on SCS. The challenge was to use something twice on your card. I decided to use this adorable Sarah Kay image, and is available at Treehouse Stamps. She is colored with copic markers. The paper is Basic Grey Archaic. My double items are the prima flowers and flourishes. Thanks for taking a peek!

Stamps: Sarah kay Precious Moments(THS)
Paper: Basic Grey Archaic, PTI White
Accessories: Copic Markers, Prima Flowers, EK Sucess Flourish Punch, Martha Stewart Fern Punch, SU Petal Punch


I made this card for today's sketch challenge on SCS. This picture does not really show the true colors. The dark color is really a dark gray and the background is a much lighter peach. The image I used is called tulips from Me and Carrie Lou, it is colored with copic markers. The paper is Bazzill. I also used a Martha Stewart border punch, lace ribbon, prima paper roses, and pearls. Thanks for taking a peek!

Color Challenge Gone Wrong!

I made this card for the color challenge at Treehouse Stamps. The colors are suppose to be rose red, certainly celery, and pretty in pink. I have a very limited supply of SU colors and I just could not get those colors to work for me. But I do have red, green and a touch of pink in the clouds on this card! I really wanted to use this adorable rainbow and sentiment on my card fron the Little Sunshne set, even if the colors are off a bit...ok a lot!

Stamps: Treehouse, Little Sunshine
Paper: American Crafts Backyard, SU Chocolate Chip (I have this color)
Accessories: copic Markers, Corner Punch, Spica Glitter Pens

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Pink Fairy /Blog Candy

S-U-Inkies are the latest creation at Storage Units, Ink & More. They are a hybrid between the old school single stamps and the new wonderful photopolymer stamps. These new S-U-Inkies are a limited edition 2" x 2" single that are just adorable. Denise has been kind enough to let me offer two of the new S-U Inkies as blog candy, just leave a comment and I will pick a random winner this Saturday!

Doodle Bots
(the cutest robots ever)
Fairy Tales (to make your wishes come true)

Card Recipe:
Stamps S-U Inkie Summer Fun
Paper: Bazzill Pink, Cream
Accessories: McGill Flower Punch, Hole Punch, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Glitter, Sparkle Gems, Copic Markers

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Birthday Wishes

I made this card for my Mom's birthday, she will be 84 in a few days. She has been having a tough time these days, she just had a knee replacement and now she broke her collar bone. We are keeping our fingers crossed that she will make a half way decent recovery.
This card also fits the WIT1 challenge. Tracy is one of my DT buddies and is running a fun challenge with prizes on her blog, pop on over if you get a chance!

To make this card I use The Paper Company pink parchment paper and PTI vintage cream. the layers were cut using the SU top note die and Spellbinders Nesties. The flowers are from Martha Stewart, and the ribbon is Hanna Pink Silk.
Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Chasing Polka Dots

I made this card for the Inspiration Challenge on SCS. This week's inspiration came from Chasing Fireflies. Wow, what a delightful site, I was inspired by the polka dot overalls. This adorable bird image is from the Basic Grey Birdie Trio set. The paper is also Basic Grey from the June Bug paper pack. The image was colored with copic markers, the long rectangle panel was cut with Nestabilites and the buttons are from my stash. The paper, image and rectangle nestabilities are all available at i {heart} papers. Thanks for taking a peek!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Big Hugs

Look at this adorable lion being released this month at Treehouse Stamps! The name of this new set is called Wild Baby and is has six sweet sentiments that go along with it. My image is colored with copic markers, the paper is PTI ripe avocado and polka dot parade, the ribbon is PTI also. the circles were cut with nestabilities. the flowers and buttons are from my stash!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Blog Award From Charlene ( Where M&M's Gather)

I just received this lovely blog award from my sweet friend Charlene, she has a brand new fun blog called Where M&M's Gather.

Now, as with any of these blog awards, the idea is to pass on the appreciation to fellow bloggers.
There a couple of fun "rules" (well, more like guidelines) to this award:

Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

I have just joined a new Blogger group called Ladies, Ink and I would love to pass on this award to all of you!

Michelle ( Inky Scraps)
Michelle (Shellpole)