Tuesday, June 7, 2011

All you need is love....

Summer at last!!! I have to kick things into gear and start getting crafty again!  This year is just flying by - I can't believe it is June already. Which brings me to this card - which I did for my parents 40th anniversary.  I hope they had a very happy anniversary on the fourth - They were lucky enough to get away and go cruising! 

For this card I played along with the Play Date Cafe and Verve's splitcoast challenge.  I was thrilled to see that TPD's color story of pinks and greens played right into the new BG paper I just picked up at the Ink Pad when I was in NYC over the holiday weekend.  (Any excuse to use new toys right!) 

Stamps:  Stampin up and Unity
Ink : Stampin up and Colorbox
Paper: Basic Grey, Coredinations and AC Cardstock
Liquid Pearls, Spellbinders, Sizzix EB folder, crystal heart

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Summer and Sand

Well after this winter I am soooo ready for summer.  If summer is not coming to me, I figure I will just craft a little piece of summer for now.  This was done for the CARDS challenge of a grid card. 

Stamps: Inkadinkado
Paper: AC Cardstock
Ink: Colorbox
Cuttlebug EB folder,Bakers Twine, 
Shell, Starfish Charm 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Ohh... it feels like spring out today....hopefully it stays :-)  This card sums up the way I feel today - blue skies and rainbows.  This card I did for the CARDS challenge blog - a card with at least 10 buttons.  As I was looking and mentioned that to my guy - he goes "do a rainbow"  So this card is all his fault ;-) 

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Unity
Paper: AC Cardstock, Coredinations
Ink: Ancient Page, Copic markers
Buttons from stash

Monday, March 7, 2011

St Patricks Day

Wow - it is hard to believe it is March already - where is this year going!?!? I am hoping that since March came in like a lion this year that it will be going out like a lamb.  I am getting tired of snow and I am ready for spring to come! 

This is a card that I have done for The Play Date Cafe's Challenge of B & W and splash of ANY color and CARDS blog of St. Patrick's Day card. 

 The fact that it was a St Patricks Day card kinda made the color choice quite easy :-)  but I love the crispness of the green against the white - (can you tell I am ready for spring - and a little color!)  I have been playing a bit more with my Cricut lately, and used a label template from Penny Duncan Creations for the main label.  She has some great files out there - I had been itching to play with some of them.  I will definetly be playing with more in the future!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Basic Grey (interior)
Paper: Coredinations, Recollections
Ink: Stampin Up
Cuttlebug embossing folder, Cricut,
Rub ons from MSE, Crystals from stash

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Wedding Wishes

Okay - so I totally spaced and was supposed to get this one up a couple days ago - but better late than never - right?!?  I did this card for a couple challenges - the Verve challenge over at SCS for the week 4 February challenge and Paper Sundaes (masculine colors).  I think it would make a great fall wedding card - especially if brown is the main color.

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Verve
Paper: Basic Grey, Corediations
Ink: Colorbox, Distress Ink
Spellbinders, Cuttlebug EB Folder, half Pearls,
Ribbon from stash, MS Glitter

Sunday, February 20, 2011

It's been awhile.....

Hello All! I know, I know - it has been hard to back into the swing of life after the holidays!  It seems like everything has been keeping busy and not leaving much time for paper crafting - but here I am.  The Play Date Cafe had some excitement over on their challenge blog this week - a combined challenge!  Oh what fun it was to play along this week (although it is always fun to play there!)  This week they have teamed up with CASEStudy blog (definitely another going in my follow list!) This card was the result of the two challenges.  A bit whimsical, a pinch of paper piecing and a ton of fun!  It is hard to catch all the deets in a picture and there are tons.  The mushrooms are pieced and smooched, the cloud has glitter in the lines behind for that little extra shimmer and the raindrops are crystal effect'd.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Unity
Ink: Ancient Page, Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Paper: Basic Grey, Recollections
Spellbinders, Rhinestones, Ribbon from stash

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Wedding Wishes

Boy was it great to get some crafting time in this weekend! 

It has been a while since I was able to get in my room and get crafty. First up is a card I did for The Play Date Cafe - I love their challenges and this weeks was no exception.  Black and White with a touch of Lilac -I totally agree that Lilac is often overlooked!  It also gave me a chance to play with some backgrounder stamps I had gotten from Cornish Heritage Farms - so sad they closed :-(

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Verve, CHF
Ink: Ancient Page
Paper: AC Cardstock, Coredinations
Prima Flower, Spellbinders, Brad from Hobby Lobby
Pearls from stash