Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Stamp free for today!

No stamping on this one!! These would be fast to mass produce, so I think I might just go ahead and get started on that! It never hurts to have oh, a hundred or so birthday cards lying around... that's how many I will be making for an up coming craft sale in November. This is how I justify my purchases to my hubby... "See, I'm making MONEY out of it!!" Hmmm, methinks he doesn't believe me. :)

Paper: Stamper's Select, Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink); dp unknown
Other: Border punch (Fiskars); corner rounder (Marvy);flowers (Prima); brad (unknown); gem (K & Company); ribbon (unknown)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sending birthday butterfly wishes...

A very obvious CASE from another Splitcoaster...loved it! Not much explanation here, but just in case- each butterfly was inked using Papertrey's Vintage Touch Inking System.

Stamps: Everyday Button Bits (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Chamomile, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Stamper's Select (Papertrey Ink); Dutch Girl collection (Cosmo Cricket)
Other: Martha Stewart butterfly punch; Kaisercraft gems

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Winning the workbox...

Well, you all know how much I love my little dearies, Jake and Robin. So much so, I have made them the focus of this post over on Splitcoaststampers.
Take a minute to read my excellent reasons for wanting to win the fabulous contest SCS is hosting, and comment on my post. I would really appreciate it, and even if you don't feel like commenting- it will give you a laugh to read and I'm sure you can sympathize!! :) And let's little monsters ( I mean darlings!) are only getting older, and will be getting into MORE stuff as the days go by... :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wishing you Well, and wishing me some sleep!!

The joys of motherhood...right now I'm listening to my 8 month old daughter scream her head off. She slept so well from 3-7 months old that we bragged to everyone what a great baby she was...well, I think she is trying to teach us a lesson of some sort. She just WON'T SLEEP!!! ACCKK! Needless to say, I've been too busy/bugged-eyed the last few days to post, so here I am quickly getting this card up before my little beast wakes up from one of her 10 minute naps.

Stamps: image from Unity Stamp Company; sentiment from Papertrey Ink (2008 anniversary set)
Ink: Black (Memento); Dark Chocolate, Chamomile (PTI); Copics; Spica glitter marker
Paper: Early Bird (Cosmo Cricket); Stamper's Select (PTI)
Other: Nestabilities (Spellbinders); gem (K & Co.)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Home is Where the Heart is

I love this set by Unity Stamp Co. So fresh and sweet. Actually, I think ALL their stamps are like that!!
I almost had this card completely put together and decided it needed something 'more' so I added the backgrounder from CHF at the last minute. It just keeps it from looking too plain. The scalloped border I covered in glue, then clear glitter for a frosty look. The red heart in the house I cut out and popped up, while the white dots were done using my gel pen freehand. Thanks for looking and have a GREAT day!

Stamps: image and sentiment (Unity Stamp Co.); Pretty Pattern backgrounder (CHF)
Ink: Black ink (Memento); red glitter marker, white gel pen (Sakura ); Enchanted Evening ink (PTI)
Paper: Enchanted Evening, Aqua Mist, Kraft, Stamper's Select (PTI)
Other: foam dimensionals; scalloped border punch (SU!); flatback baubles (Stamping Bella); glitter (Pink Paislee Pixie Stix); Nestabilities

Monday, September 21, 2009

With Deepest Sympathy

I never know how "bright" a sympathy card should be...usually I go for soothing and serene, but every once in awhile I think a bright colour should find it's way on to a sympathy card. I think the beautiful designer paper here tones down the vividness of the Summer Sunrise cardstock. On its own it's quite bright, but I think I accomplished a softer look with it on this card.

Stamps: bird and branch (Stampendous); sentiment from Mega Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Summer Sunrise, Chamomile, Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Paper: Summer Sunrise (PTI); designer paper (October Afternoon); cream linen cardstock (unknown)
Other: scalloped border punch (SU!); Summer Sunrise ribbon (PTI); Orange Peel glitter (Stickles); foam dimensionals

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Always on my Mind

I love finding easy, beautiful cards to CASE. This idea comes from Michelle Wooderson. I made oooohhhh, about 20 of these. :) The only time consuming part was colouring the images. Changing the sentiment to pretty much anything you want will give you hundreds of possibilities!

Stamps: Adirondack Chair (Karen Lockhart); sentiment from Vintage Picnic Additions (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Memento Black; Copics; Chai (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Green Tea Leaves dp (Papertrey Ink)
Other: Nestabilities; foam dimensionals; button (misc.); twine (misc.)

Friday, September 18, 2009

Simple Sympathy

I've seen a lot of cards like this out there using In Bloom, so I thought I'd try some too. I mass produced these in various colour combinations, and also used a 'get well' sentiment on a few.

This was an easy, one layer card that is given an extra touch with an Enchanted Evening button.

Stamps: In Bloom, 2008 Anniversary set (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Enchanted Evening, New Leaf (PTI); Black (Memento)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream (PTI)
Other: Enchanted Evening button (PTI); twine (misc.)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

To a Tea-Rific Friend

How sweet is this little mouse in tea cup from My Favorite Things? I picked this set up at the CHA Supershow (In July, in Orlando) and haven't used it yet, so wasn't it about time!? So great to colour, and I bet it looks great paper-pieced too. Things to note: I broke up the sentiment (it comes in one line) so it would fit better where I wanted it, and added some Stickles to the brads. The sketch is MFTSC80 over at SCS.

Stamps: Tea for Two (My Favorite Things)
Ink: Black (Memento); Copics; Chamomile (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Lemonade collection (Basic Grey); Stamper's Select (Papertrey Ink)
Other: Lemonade brads (Basic Grey); Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Ocean Tides ribbon (Papertrey Ink); sheer pink ribbon (misc.); Stickles

Monday, September 14, 2009

You're the best

This was another grandparent's card, celebrating yesterdays Grandparent's Day holiday. My parents, who live next door to my husband and I, had my children overnight on Saturday so waking up to their grand kids was their present for the day...not sure if they really appreciated being up so EARLY, but I bet they had fun!

Stamps: Autumn Abundance (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Black (Memento); Chai (Papertrey Ink); Copics
Cardstock: Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink); Indian Summer designer paper (Basic Grey)
Other: Nestabilities; ribbon (misc.); gem (K & Company); punch (Martha Stewart)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Happy Grandparent's Day!

Today is Grandparent's least my calendar says so. Must just be another 'Hallmark' holiday, but for those who love to stamp it is an excuse to play around with fun stamps and such!

I made this card for my mother-in-law. She calls my son her 'sugar pie' which always makes him grin and giggle. The 3 pies are for each of her grandchildren- my 2 and my nephew Ben. Every Thursday night she comes over and watches the kids and puts them to bed while I go to work- an amazing women and a wonderful grandma! Although...she does NOT like being called a grandma- she prefers Granna...what's the difference?? I don't know, but it makes her happy!

Stamps: pie image and 'pie' text from The Birds and the Bees (by Kim Hughes for Cornish Heritage Farms), 'sugar' text from Little Gal (by Kim Hughes for Cornish Heritage Farms)
Ink: Black (Memento); Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink); Copics; Sakura glitter marker
Cardstock: STamper's Select, Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink)
OTher: Embossing folder (Cuttlebug); foam dimensionals

Saturday, September 12, 2009

You're in my Prayers

I like the sentiment on this card..."You're in my Prayers" could be used for many reasons.

I stamped both the image and sentiment on glossy/shiny paper and heat embossed with clear powder. It turned out kind of 'muted' which works well for this card (although I didn't plan it!). The glossy paper is actually the back of the green printed designer paper.
Stamps: sentiment (Stampendous); image from Nature's Silhouettes (Cornish Heritage Farms)
Ink: Spring Moss, Chamomile (Papertrey Ink); Black (Memento)
Cardstock: Green (Bazzil); Designer paper (unknown, bought at the Paper Pickle)
Other: ribbon (misc.); gems (K & Company)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Full of Wonder

This is my little punkin' Robin. :) I scrapped my son Jake every month for his first year and I figured I better do the same for her or I'll hear about it someday! :) This is her 5 month layout which features a picture of her on Canada Day. She is now almost 8 months old!
I used soooo many different elements on this page. The felt piece is Queen & Co. which I adhered using glue dots and brads. The gorgeous crystal swirl is Prima, and I finally used my fave rub-on ever that I have been hoarding, "Full of Wonder," by Daisy D's.
Paper: My Mind's Eye Laundry Line (Sweet and All Girl)
Other: Full of Wonder rub-on (Daisy D's); Summer Holiday rub-on (Melissa Frances); crystals (Prima); felt (Queen & Co.); brads (Making Memories); black marker (Zig); foam dimensionals

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Autumn Abundance

This is for Jen del Muro's SFYTT from Aug. 29th. These sketches ALWAYS go in my archives...I just love them! A couple of new 'things' on this card. New stamp set- Autumn Abundance from Papertrey Ink, and my new Nestabilities. Yeah! It's always fun to play around with new things.

Stamps: Autumn Abundance (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Black (Memento); Copics; Chamomile (PTI)
Cardstock: Ocean Tides, Stamper's Select, Pure Poppy (PTI); Early Bird (Cosmo Cricket)
Other: Stickles; Flowers (Prima); brad (Basic Grey); Nestabilities; embossing folder (Cuttlebug)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Phoebe Ketto

Who says you have to pull out those Copics every time? Instead of colouring the image in with Copics, I stamped Phoebe Ketto in Dark Chocolate ink, cut her out using Nestabilities, and inked the edges using Chamomile ink. Those rich, thick, fabulous designer papers came from the Paper Pickle, as well as the ribbon.

Stamps: Phoebe Ketto (Stamping Bella)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Chamomile (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink); designer paper (unknown)
Other: Nestabilities; scalloped border punch (Fiskars); ribbon (misc.)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Kaisercraft love...

Oh the fabulous finds at my local scrapbook store, The Paper Pickle. I love it, I love it, I love it! :) This gorgeous frame by Kaisercraft I picked up at the Pickle during my visit last week. I painted it black, sprayed it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and embellished it! I really like the way it turned out and will save it to sell at the community Christmas Craft Bazaar in November. Supplies:
Kaisercraft frame; Black Making Memories paint; Black Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist; paper (misc. from the Paper Pickle); Prima flowers and crystal swirls; Making Memories sparkle brads; ribbon (misc.); flatback gems from Stamping Bella

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Family Love!!

Sorry everyone! I've been too busy lately to get here and post! I promise I HAVE been busy creating lots- I just need to take the time to upload them and blog...I'll get there!'s a picture of what HAS been keeping me busy, haha!! One of my two loveys, Robin. Jake, of course, being almost 3 years old, rarely stays still for a picture! :)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Home is where the heart is!

Loooovely KI Memories paper!! I love it, love it, love it! :) I'm stocking up on new home cards lately. My friends all seem to be going through that "becoming an adult" phase...haha. If they are not having babies, getting married, or finding a new job, then they are buying a house! (Not necessarily in that order, not that it matters!)

Stamps: Boards and Beams (PTI)
Ink: Memento Black; VersaColor Paprika; Copics; Chai (PTI)
Cardstock: Scarlet Jewel, Vintage Cream (PTI)

Paper: Family Time Collection (KI Memories)
Other: Nestabilities; chipboard heart (misc.); Scarlet Jewel ribbon, Spring Rain button (PTI); twine (misc.); orange glitter (Doodlebug); foam adhesive

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Thank You for Purple!

I'm one of 'those' people who doesn't like the colour purple very much. Oh come on, I know I'm not alone. :) But I've used it here on this card, and I like the result!! Maybe I'll use it more often....hmmm...we'll see.

Stamps: Everyday Button Bits (Papertrey Ink); sentiment (Hero Arts)
Paper: Stamper's Select, Plum Pudding, 2008 Bitty Dot Basics (PTI)
Ink: Spring Moss, Plum Pudding, Lavender Moon (PTI)
Other: Lavender Moon buttons, Plum Pudding buttons (PTI); Kaisercraft gems