Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Be Happy

This little "Mom" looks like she is ready for a busy day(Kraftin Kimmie's Charlotte). I thought this would work nicely along with the HA- Be Happy. I have a friend who is a super busy Mom herself and I thought this would give her a chuckle. The image was edged with Zig Markers and the DP is from Me and My Big Ideas Milan pack. Just a bit of sheer ribbon and she is ready to be popped into the mail tomorrow.

Monday, March 29, 2010

So much fun...

finding a surprise in my stash. I went to the stamping convention in our area last year and got a bonus in my bag when I bought an inkpad in one of the booths. I just shoved it into my box of unmounted. When I was looking through them over the weekend, I noticed this cute saying. I have no idea where it came from but it is perfect for one of my last minute Easter cards.Just some scraps, ribbon, cardstock , some Zig markers for coloring the Spring Bunny from Lili of the Valley stamps and it's done.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Use what you have...

I have been working on some more Tildas. Here she is. It's Tilda with the Lamb. I have been reading on various blogs to use what you have, drag out those favorite tools and basically... make do with less. Nana's Kids paper is the background DP. I got that at the last swap.The swirly design is from a CB folder D'vine Swirls. The pale yellow flower is from my stash, along with the purple flower brad.Just some zig markers, a corner rounder and that is all. Another CAS card ready to go.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

There is no greatness without taking risks...

Now and again each of us has to take a chance on something new or different. This Spring Bunny from LoV, really appealed to me and combined with a great verse from CDS showed that he was willing to try. I also tried to make one of Janna's ( for the directions) cute flowers to enhance the card along with a touch of some vintage yellow trim.
Card Details:
Cardstock;Bazzill -White, Violet
Stamps:Lili of the Valley-Spring Bunny,Clear Dollar Stamps-Dream Big set
Ink: Mementos-Tuxedo Black, Versamagic-Purple Hydrangea
Trim: Vintage by Elizabeth
Button: my stash

Friday, March 26, 2010

Oh dear...

This little gal (Hope and Grace)from The Greeting Farm is looking so down with all of her washing work to do. Now isn't she enough to raise anyone's spirits? I made her as a thinking of you card and cut the image with a Nestie. They are so great to have on hand as a just because surprise for a friend.I use a heart punch to create the white on white heart border.
Card Details:
Cardstock: Bazzill-White, DP-Nana's Kids -Dots
Ink:Memento-Tuxedo Black
Die:Spellbinders-Classic Oval Large
Punch:CM Heart
Ribbon :Offray -Black
Markers: Zig

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Still another

Tilda that is... This one is writing a letter. I thought this card would look good with one of Gini's crochet flowers, in tones of green. It's so springlike . She is sitting on a little cushion and writing in her journal. The polka dot paper is from Nana's Kids, with the card stock Bazzill White and a scrap of spring green(unknown).The brads are from MM. A band of sheer ribbon pulls it together. She was colored with Zig Markers.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tilda with Roses

This Tilda is detailed and the roses were fun to color. It is perfect for a birthday, Easter or even Mother's Day. The edges of the image were trimmed with a Deckled edge and also inked with Distress Ink.Just a touch of ribbon and it was another card ready to go.
Card Details:
Cardstock:Bazzill-White, Olive
Ribbon: unknown olive sheer
Ink: Mementos-Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink-Antique linen

Monday, March 22, 2010

Tilda and the Lamb

This is such a sweet image and I thought it would look good combined with some white on the white die cut designs..Two different white die cuts were applied on the cardstock. The swirl was from Sizzlits, and the hearts were punched and glued to create another pattern. A pink brad was used to accent the center of the hearts while a sheer ribbon anchored the image.Tilda was colored with Zig markers.
Card Details:
Stamp:Magnolia-Tilda with a Lamb
Ink: Mementos-Tuxedo Black
Brad: MM
Ribbon-Offray-Rose Sheer

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Tilda with butterfly

This Tilda is cute(aren't they all!) and I'm trying something new with this one. I die cut the swag and her seat on a Cricut. The seat is actually a fancy letter X sideways and those dewdrops are like berries/flowers . She is holding a butterfly in her hand.The DP is another one of those mystery papers in my stash. She was colored with the Zig markers. I think she is saying "Come on Spring", especially with her best wishes message. Flurries are projected for our area overnight again so our brief taste of spring is leaving here... It was so nice but hopefully warmer will be back for good soon.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Dream Big

This Anya Flutter from TGF is dreaming of something special. I had been looking for just the right phrase to go with her. I stopped at the opening of a new Big Lot in town today and there was a area of crafting. They had paper packs and stickers which I passed by but noticed there were a few stamp sets . I found the Doodlebug Design Inc clear stamp set called Memories 1. The font is cute and the words are cheery. The card went quickly together. Some Kaiser flowers and MM brads along with some unknown DP from my stash made this a springtime card. A touch of Spica ink clear in her hair dressed her up and was also used to accent the words at the bottom of the card.
Card Details:
Cardstock;Bazzill -White,gold
Markers: Zig

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I'm working on some new cards

hope to have them on the blog tomorrow. It's home visits week at school so I'm have been super busy.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I entered a challenge

I rarely do this but thought I need a try something new. This is for the Aloha Fun Rak. Everything had to be pink, brown or white.
Card Details:
Stamp: LaLa Girls, CDS
Die corners:Sizzlit
Cardstock: Bazzill:White, Brown, DP: Eva
Ink: Mementos: Tuxedo Black,SU:Rose Romance
Flower: Dollar Tree(dyed with ink)
Brads: MM
Bling: unknown

Monday, March 15, 2010

Liittle Girl

This Sugar Nellie's little girl is dreaming of summer... just like me. She is sweet and barefooting ah those days are headed our way sooner... or later. She is colored with my Zig markers. The ribbon accent is from Michaels Sheer Creations. It was a clearance ribbon from the bridal department. Check those clearance bins...sometimes there is good items just waiting for the right customer.The oval was cut using the Nesties.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Hello There...

Another card with Ahnika Anya. This time she is matted with a Glimmer Misted paper. Spica clear was added to her barrette to give a bit of bling. The flowers were inked with Whispers Ink along with the image was inked around the edges with the same ink.Sheer ribbon was added to finish it off.
Card Details:
Cardstock;Bazzill:White, Tan
Ink;Mementos:Sepia, Tuxedo Black, Whispers;Green Leaf
Brad:Making Memories
Ribbon: May Company: Sheer Sage
Glimmer Mist: Sunflower, Jazz Blue

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Off visiting again

I spent the day visiting family out of the area and worked on new cards when returning home. I finished my first Magnolia Edwin card.I picked up this SEI paper at the store swap recently. I also found this Club Scrap tie squares stamp at the swap and thought Edwin would look nice waiting to share his rose with someone special looking "stylish charming".
Card Details:
Cardstock; Bazzill-White, DP;SEI-Beatnik Boy
Ink:Mementos:Tuxedo Black
Twine:Michaels -Hemp White

Friday, March 12, 2010

New Tilda with Bunny

Isn't she sweet... I immediately thought of Easter with her all dressed up, holding her bunny...I used items from the scrap box for this one.An unknown DP(from the swap) ,Bazzill cream card stock, a bit of light sage ribbon on the top and bottom of the DP layer. Used some Sunflower Dew Drops instead of a bow on this one.She was colored with my trusty Zig Markers. Corner rounded the edges of the image to finish it off. I just love the bargains at the swaps but sometimes the designer papers are unmarked so even if I could find another sheet, I wouldn't know where to start..

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Another card

This is another birthday card that arrived today. Thanks Lyn for your card.
I did get a bit of news today however as one of the few local stamping and papercrafting stores in our area has decided to close due to the difficult economic times. I feel a bit sad as I once worked there a few years back. Good luck and thanks Barb and the crew.Try to support the local stores in your area.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Birthday Greetings

Today is my birthday and I'm sharing some of the hand crafted cards I have received from blog friends all over the world.Thanks to each one of you!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Just waiting

until my birthday tomorrow... so I can open those lovely surprises from blogging friends... they are all placed in a basket being patient until then. I will post what is in them .

Monday, March 8, 2010

Bright and Perky

Ahnika Anya from TGF really called for more springy paper. This thinking of you card would definitely lift one's spirits. Colored with Zig Markers, and edged with Bazzinks(found it in a box, who knows about the vintage...)but still works.Another verse from Sweet n' Sassy plus some ric rac ribbon and some unknown DP, does the trick. Happy Monday all!

Sunday, March 7, 2010


I am a big fan of butterflies and try to take photos of them as soon as they visit our area. The weather here has been warmer...not warm by any stretch of the imagination but I am really looking forward to a beautiful spring soon. This card combined Sweet n Sassy's saying from "In His Time" set with a vintage The Write Impression butterfly stamp. MS punched butterflies were added after being watercolored to create handmade embellishments. Just a touch of unknown ribbon and another thinking of you card done.
Cardstock:Marcos-Royal Marbled, scraps of glossy(unknown)
Ink:Memento-Tuxedo Black
Ribbon: Michaels

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Easter will be here in a blink

I am trying new things. It is always good to try something different... Here is one idea for Easter. Using WeR Stamps Leaves set, combined with Sweet n Sassy's -In His Time set, this card could be used for a variety of occasions. Just some Spring flowers and brads and a touch of ribbon.A vision of Spring!(hope the weather cooperates!)
Card Details:
Cardstock: From Stash-unknown
Inks:Mementos-Tuxedo Black,Whispers-Green Leaf, Scrappy Cat-Lime
Brads:Making Memories
Ribbon: Repurposed from a gift
Edger: MS

Friday, March 5, 2010

The second set

of the WeR stamps I bought is Step 2 Leaves.It doesn't look too exciting but wait to see what I made with it.I do think I will go back and get some more of them. I have tried 2 step stamps in the past but I was not happy with the results.The previous set like this is fun to work with and I am sure this set will be also for card making. The website for the company is; www.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Check it out..

WeR Memory Keepers has a new line of Vintage Blue clear stamps.They include two step stamps sets I found at my LSS. I selected two of them-leaves and berry, although the line has many more including a butterfly and a robin. I tried them out on a card and here it is!I like the matching parts and they stamp up nicely. I also stamped coordinating butterflies and cut them out with a MS butterfly punch.Just a bit of sheer ribbon and a heartfelt thanks card is all ready.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Drop in open house

Recently, I went to Archiver's and they had a card making demo day. I made this card using a Sizzix folder, Coordinations paper, some silver brad heads, May Company velvet ribbon, a sanding block(used for fingernails),Prima flower and Glimmer Mist to change the color of the flower(it was originally off white). First, the duo-sided paper was put through the Big Shot with the die to cut the basic shape. Next the paper was put through the Sizzix embossing tool by placing the precut paper inside the folder, and then sanded to reveal the reverse paper. A paper punch cut out the small circle out of a coordinating paper scrap and rub-on was applied to it before gluing the circle to the center of the embossed image. The ribbon was glued on before the panel was added to the card. The dyed flower had a half pearl glued in the center along with adhesive brad heads to give some bling to the crown area. Do check out your local shops for any make and take demos they may be having soon to try something new.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Everyone's Irish for a day

I found this cute Studio G stamp at Joann's for just $1.00, and I thought I could make a nice card for my cousin. I stamped Magnolia's Tilda with Tinsel and colored her with a marker.Next I added some shamrocks with a green glitter pen, and the verse stamp. It was mounted on unknown DP and three green MM brads were added.The Tilda with tinsel is so versatile, and can be used for so many occasions throughout the year.