Tuesday, November 30, 2010

From Us

Just wanted to share a super quick card I did after getting back home after our six hour drive from NYC.  I was going through crafting withdrawl after being away from my craft room for five days ;-)  It felt good to get inky (even if only for a quick card!) for the Play Date Cafe challenge of brown, grey and silver.

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Stamps: Unity KOM
Ink: Ancient Page
Paper: Staples cardstock, Coredinations
Ribbon, tag die by cuttlebug, silver leafing pen

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Parade

Hi all! Just a quick post - I am in beautiful NYC for the Thanksgiving holiday and was lucky enough to get to see some of the Macy's Parade.  The friend we come down to stay with when we are here is lucky enough to work in a building a street over from the parade route.  19 stories up we could see the parade pretty well, stay warm and away from the BIG crowds ;-)  But anyway here is a little bit of what I was able to see!  I think I might try to get down there for the beginning of the parade next year.

I hope everyine is having a safe and fun Thanksgiving weekend!

Santa and his sleigh

Crowd disbursing after Santa goes by - in 10 mins you wouldn't know there was a parade that went by. By noon traffic was back to normal at the beginning of the route.

Looking down towards time square

One street over - parade stops every 5 -10 mins to let cross traffic go - but pedestrians don't let the traffic get in the way!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanks a bunch

Just a quick post to share with you a card I did for the Cards Magazine Challenge blog.  This weeks challenge was thank you cards - I think everyone can always use more of those - I know I never have them on hand when I need them!  I kept it simple to let the beautiful flowers from Verve shine. After stamping, I watercolored them with Tumbled Glass Distress ink (definitely my favorite DI color!) and then used Smooch in Pool and Moonlight to add a little shimmer to them. Very striking IRL, it is not coming through in the picture.

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Stamps: Verve
Ink: Ancient Page, Distress Ink
Paper: Coredinations, AC Cardstock
Quickcutz EB Folder, Half Pearls

Naughty or Nice?

Countdown to Turkey Day! - Hard to believe that the holidays are sneaking up on us! I can't wait - we are heading to NYC for a mini vaca - I love seeing the city all dressed for Christmas!

I did todays card for Viva La Verve over at SCS and The Play Date Cafe color challenge - Red, olive and Turquoise.  Not your traditional christmas-y colors but it works just the same. I just love the little voucher stamp - I couldn't bring myself to check off naughty - so I figure borderline works! :-) 

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Stamps: Rubber Stampede, Inkadinkado
Paper:  Coredinations, K & Co
Ink: Ancient Page
Spellbinders (Buckle), MS Border Punch,
Prismacolor Colored Pencils, Ribbon

Monday, November 15, 2010

For You

I love Fall!  The colors, the crisp air and the pumpkins! (I get that from my Mother!) ;-) So when I saw the colors for Our Creative Corner's challenge I just knew I had to break out my Basic Grey Pyrus pack and Pumpkins.  I really love the way this came together. I started with the sketch from Clean and Simple Stamping, but the finished result bears little resemblance to the sketch, but I love the results!

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Stamps: Unity KOM
Ink: Distress Ink, Ancient Page
Paper: Basic Grey, Coredinations
BG Ribbon, Spellbinders

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Another quick post - This time for The Play Date Cafe and Card Patterns. The color challenge from PDC was a challenge - to say the least! I tried a couple different ways of combining the colors that I did not like at all - so I figured you can never go wrong with simple! 

Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Unity
Ink: Distress Ink
Paper: Coredinations
Ric Rac, Quickutz EB Folder,
Metal Photo Corners from Hobby Lobby


Hi All!  Just a quick post to share with you a card I did for the Cards Magazine Blog.  This weeks challenge was to make a mini card.  How cute and fun are they to make!  They are a great way to use up some scraps too - I used a bit of Basic Grey paper I had left over from another project to add a little color. Quick and Easy - can't get any better than that!

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Stamps: MSE
Paper: Basic Grey (Eskimo Kisses), Cardstock from Staples
Ink: Ancient Page, Distress Ink
Novelty Yarn

Monday, November 8, 2010

Pick a Pear

Good Morning Everyone and Happy Monday!  Today I am sharing a couple cards I have done for The Play Date Cafe Challenge of Stucco, Celery and White.  I ended up making two cards - I didn't want to waste any scraps of paper and the image just lent itself so well.  I kept the cards themselves fairly simple and let the image speak for itself.  I might do a couple more in complementary colors to round a nice Birthday or Christmas gift - that time of year is sneaking up on us!

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Stamps: Unity
Paper: AC Cardstock, SEI
Ink: Ancient Page
Spellbinders, Ribbon, Copics

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Birthday Train

Hello All!  Today I am sharing I card I did for my best friend's birthday - which is today!  Sending out big hugs for your Birthday today, Shawn!

I used a little simpler version of the Mojo Monday sketch. I knew when I had seen this super cute paper in the Basic Grey "Oliver" pack that I sooo wanted to use this - Shawn has been a big train fan since way back in the day ;-).  I paired it with one of the new Studio G $ stamps, which I colored in using my copics. You can't really tell to much from the pic, but I used  little puff EB powder for the steam - I have been wanting to play with the EB but really haven't had a chance to until now.  An alphabet charm on a paperclip and crystals on the sentiment finishes off the final touches.

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Stamps: Studio G
Ink: Ancient Page, Copics
Paper: Coredinations, Basic Grey
Crystals, Alphs Charm, Spellbinders, BG twill ribbon