Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Thank You!

Holy Photos Batman! Sorry all, but wanted to get them out all in one posting. I had made a friends daughter a set of thank you cards after she delivered her son (one of the originals and the link with all the sketch info etc. can be found here http://www.flickr.com/photos/72877528@N00/3698730212/ ), and she place an order for 14 more. So here they are, slightly different papers and colors than the original set, so I will still include the deets below. Hope you enjoy them!


Ingredients (All SU! unless otherwise noted):
Flock Together DSP, Tempting Turquoise CS, Classic Ink, Certainly Celery Classic Ink, So Saffron Classic Ink, Apricot Appeal CS, Garden Green Classic Ink, Glorious Green CS, Brilliant Blue CS, the Thank You is an SU! Stamp, but I don't know which set it came from (it seems to have lost it's home!), From Actopus to Zelephant Stamp Set from K & Company, Basics 1 Slice Cartridge, Buttons from Forever in Time.

Monday, September 28, 2009

SFYTT, Inspirations Color Challenge #13

Wow! I took a break from Christmas, to sneak in a Halloween project! A word to the wise...I just got the Spook Alley cartridge for my Slice, so you'll likely be seeing lots of Halloween projects posted to the bloggo! ;o)
Anyway, this card was made for two challenges. The sketch comes from Jen delMuro's "I {Heart} to Stamp" site (click here for the deets and to check out all the other fabby entries http://iheart2stamp.com/2009/09/26/lulu-blog-hop-and-a-sketch-for-you-to-try/ ), and the colors come from Makeesha Byl's Inkspirations Color Challenge (click here for the color swatch and the rest of the gorgeous entries http://www.makeeshabyl.com.au/index.php/2009/09/25/inkspirations-colour-challenge-13/ ).
Ingredients (all SU! unless otherwise noted):
Not Quite Navy DSP from a 6x6 pack, Chocolate Chip CS and Classic Ink, Old Olive CS and Classic Ink, Very Vanilla CS, Button from Forever in Time, Spook Alley Slice Cartridge.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

SPCC Christmas Color Combo #4

I really tried to do a clean and simple card! I did, I promise! But then....then....the gems were calling me! I couldn't leave it alone! Some of the CAS cards I see are so beautiful, and I admire them so much. But when ever I do something CAS I think it doesn't look "done", and I keep going. Anyway, I like how it's turned out, even with the bling ;o) Thanks again to Samantha at SPCC for the inspiring combo, link here to see the swatch yourself and to check out all the other entries http://spcolorcombos.blogspot.com/2009/09/christmas-color-combo-4.html
Ingredients (all SU! unless otherwise noted):
Very Vanilla CS, Pixie Pink Classic Ink, Close to Cocoa Craft Ink, Trim the Tree Stamp Set, kaleidoscope EP, Heat Tool by Marvy, Gems from Michaels.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

SPCC Christmas Color Combo #4

The weather has gotten crisp and chilly here, and it's doing NOTHING to dampen my Christmas Spirit!!! I made this card for Samantha's SPCC Christmas Color Combo #4 (Click here for the swatch, and other fabby entries http://spcolorcombos.blogspot.com/2009/09/christmas-color-combo-4.html ), and I must admit, I LOVE it!!! Click on it to get up close and personal, you can't get the full glitter effect until you do.


Ingredients (all SU! unless otherwise noted):

Pixie Pink CS and Classic Ink, Very Vanilla CS, Candy Lane DSP, Close to Cocoa Classic Ink, It's Snow Time Stamp Set, Ribbon from Michaels, Glue pen and pop dots from Dollarama, Glitter from unknown source, Fa La La Slice Cartridge.

Friday, September 25, 2009

SPCC Christmas Color Combo #3

Hello Ladies! As promised...here's another Christmas Card! Thanks to Samantha at SPCC (http://spcolorcombos.blogspot.com/) for not only putting together her regular color challenges (out every Monday, if you haven't had an opportunity to check them out yet, I encourage you to!), but also from now until Christmas, an extra weekly challenge to get the Christmas Mojo going! Link here for the latest swatch, and to check out the other entries http://spcolorcombos.blogspot.com/2009/09/christmas-color-combo-3.html
Ingredients (all SU! unless otherwise noted):
Sahara Sand Classic Ink, Kraft CS, Bermuda Bay CS and Stampin' Write, Ruby Red Classic Ink, Soft Suede Stampin' Write, Fa La La Slice Cartridge, Pattern Play Stamp Set from Paper Salon.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Hello again...it's me and my Christmas spirit once again! ;o) I have a few obsessions right now...one being my Fa La La Slice cartridge, the other being Christmas! I haven't broken out the Christmas tunes yet...I may have to put them on my i pod so I am the only one being inflicted by them this early, but boy, I tell you, I am looking forward to hearing them! Hee!
Ok, the colors for this card came from the Our Creative Corner Site. Click here for the swatch and to see all the other beauties http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.com/2009/09/occ-challenge-yummy-color-combo.html . The layout is a very loose interpretation of Jen delMuro's sketch over here http://iheart2stamp.com/2009/09/19/sketch-for-you-to-try-29/ . I've previously posted my original entry for that sketch, but the sketch was so inspiring, my brain started going other directions with it, and voila! The above card was developed!
Ingredients (all SU! unless otherwise noted):
Pretty in Pink Classic Ink, Pink Pirouette CS, Melon Mambo Stampin' Write and CS, Whisper White CS, Chocolate Chip CS and Craft Ink, Glassy Glaze, Heat Tool from Marvy, Ribbon from Michaels, Button from Forever in Time (though I altered the color with the craft ink, and 2 layers of glassy glaze which I heat set)Fa La La Slice Cartridge.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! I have been busily prepping my teachers, daycare, neighbor gifts the last few weeks, and I see my Christmas Spirit has carried over to my cards. You'll have to bear with me for the next little bit...the challenges are a great way to get my own Holiday Cards made without a lot of fuss! ;o)
This card was made for two challenges, the sketch came from Jen delMuro's "I {Heart} to Stamp" Site (click here for the sketch and all the other fabby entries http://iheart2stamp.com/2009/09/19/sketch-for-you-to-try-29/ ), and the colors come from Samantha's SPCC Site (click here for the color swatch and to see the other beautacious entries http://spcolorcombos.blogspot.com/2009/09/spcc16.html ). I love how these colors are totally nontraditional Christmas colors, yet, the cool, crisp way they come together really look great in a card with snowflakes! Also, stay tuned for another variation of the sketch...I really altered it for an upcoming post (so much so that I'm not sure if I'll submit it to Jen, but it's still needing a link to the original sketch), as the original sketch totally inspired me!
Ingredients (all SU! unless otherwise noted):
Rich Razzleberry CS, Whisper White CS, Bermuda Bay CS and Stampin' Write, Tempting Turquoise CS, Fa La La Slice Cartridge, Basics 1 Slice Cartridge, Pearls from Dollarama.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mojo 105

Happy (muggy) Tuesday, all! I'm not sure what your weather is like, but ours is thick, and close and muggy. Not so usual for the first day of fall, I'd say!
I like to keep a sympathy card or two on hand, for those "just in case" times, and have recently run out. I find when I come to needing one, I really don't feel like sitting down and creating. So Voila! Hope you enjoy my card.
Anyway....the sketch for this card came from the Mojo Monday #105 sketch. Click here http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/2009/09/mojo-monday-week-105.html for all the deets and to check out the other fabby creations.
Ingredients (All SU! unless otherwise notified):
Kraft CS, Not Quite Navy CS and Classic Ink, Bella Bleu DSP, Kindred Spirit Stamp Set, Birds & Nests Stamp Set from Cavallini Papers and Co., 1 1/2" circle Punch from Marvy, Gems from Michaels.

Monday, September 21, 2009


Isn't this a fun little card? A friend ordered a Birthday card for her grandson who is turning 4, and looooooves Blue trucks! I used Amy Rysavy's Sketch (http://prairiepaperandink.typepad.com/amyr/2009/09/friday-sketch-sept-1809.html) for the layout, and finally got to playing with all the new in colors!

Ingredients (all SU! unless otherwise noted):
Eat Cake Stamp Set, Loads of Love Stamp Set, Loads of Accessories Stamp Set, DSP from a 6x6 pack, Whisper White CS, Crushed Curry Stampin' Write, Soft Suede Stampin' Write, Melon Mambo Stampin' Write and CS, Dusty Durango Stampin' Write, Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write and CS, Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write, Buttons from Dollarama.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #13, OCCC

Happy Sunday All! My generous SU! Sales Rep (http://www.scrappinwithdonna.typepad.com/) tucked a surprise of some new DSP's in my order from last month, and I was very excited to use them! They fit perfectly with the OCC Challenge (http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.com/2009/09/occ-challenge-happy-fall-yall.html), which was to design something with a "fall/autumn" theme. And Makeesha's sketch (http://www.makeeshabyl.com.au/index.php/2009/09/18/inkspirations-sketch-challenge-13/) (which I flipped sideways!) lent itself to perfectly showcasing the papers!

Ingredients (all SU! unless otherwise noted):
Autumn Traditions DSP, Kraft CS, Elegant Eggplant DSP and Classic Ink, Soft Suede Stampin' Write, Ruby Red CS and Classic Ink, More Mustard Classic Ink, Sanding Block, Ribbon from Michaels.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

SPCC Color Combo, SPCC Finally Friday Challenge

***ETA: Oh my gracious, check this out!!!*** http://spcolorcombos.blogspot.com/2009/09/winners-circle-spcc15.html

Hello All! I am still here, just busy as always, so sadly neglecting the blog!

This card was made for the SPCC color Combo AND the SPCC Finally Friday Challenge. Click here http://spcolorcombos.blogspot.com/2009/09/spcc-15.html and here http://spcolorcombos.blogspot.com/2009/09/finally-friday_18.html for the deets to both.

Ingredients (all SU! unless otherwise noted):
Really Rust CS and Classic Ink, Just B Stamp Set, DSP from Dollarama, Gems from Michaels.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Oh. My. Word.

Has anyone seen this yet??? I have to start by saying this is NOT my creation, this was created by the super talented Andrea Walford, who is selling the "Christmas Jingle Tri-Shutter Album" Kit from her on-line store. Click here for waaaaaaay better photos and a video that gives this creation the up close details it deserves http://andreawalford.com/?p=3032
Now, back to OH. MY. WORD. The kit arrived to me in the mail last week, and I finally had a chance to sit down and play with it this morning. I decorated mine exactly like Andrea's, but there is so much product left over you certainly could embellish another one (or two!), or with different making memories kits, this could be adapted to anything...weddings, baby albums, birthdays etc. etc. etc. The possibilities are endless!
I haven't ordered many classes or kits on line, and this was the first time I have ordered from Andrea. Right from the initial contact the process was easy peasy, and when the kit arrived, I have to say I was incredibly impressed with the professional way it was packaged, the written instructions are exact, and the DVD was a pleasure to watch. If any of you are on the look out for something like this, I definitely give the whole shebang a two thumbs up!
Now stop listening (reading ;o) to me ramble...and go check out Andrea's site for yourselves!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


And yet another masculine Birthday card! In my previous post I was saying that apparently I had used the stash I had going. I needed to find some for a friend last night, and lo and behold...I had lots of feminine ones, and children's cards, but none specifically for the men out there! So, here goes another one with the gorgeous "To the Nines" DSP.

The sketch comes from Amy Rysavy's Prairie Paper and Ink site (click here for the sketch and other beautacious entries http://prairiepaperandink.typepad.com/amyr/2009/09/friday-sketch-sept-409.html ). While you are there, be sure to peek around her site a bit, she's just released some new super fun stamps that I have my eye on!!!

Ingredients (all SU! unless otherwise noted):
Chocolate Chip Classic Ink, 5/8" ribbon and Stampin' Write, Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write, Melon Mambo Stampin' Write, Kraft CS, Big Birthday Candle stamp set, To the Nines DSP, Invitation Builder stamp set from Paper Salon, adhesive from Dollarama.


A friend needed a masculine birthday card yesterday, so I pulled out my stash, and guess what? Lots of Birthday cards, all of them either more feminine, or for children. So out popped the "To the Nines" DSP and some masculine cards were made! I love this paper, but for some reason don't use it often.

Anywhoooo...the layout came from the talented Jen delMuro's sketch, over at "I {heart} to Stamp". Click on over here for all the deets and other gorgeous entries: http://iheart2stamp.com/2009/09/05/birthday-bash-sketch-and-new-designer-of-the-month/

Ingredients (all SU! unless otherwise noted):
Always Artichoke CS, To the Nines DSP, Sahara Sand Classic Ink, Kraft CS, Eat Cake stamp set, Scallop Punch, Chocolate Chip Classic Ink, beads unknown source, pop dots, glue and adhesive Dollarama.

Inkspirations Color Challenge #12, OCCC - Stars and Stripes Forever

Hi there! This cute little card (approx 4x4") was made for Keesh's Inkspiration Color Challenge #12 ( http://www.makeeshabyl.com.au/index.php/2009/09/04/inkspirations-colour-challenge-12/ ), and the OCCC challenge "Stars and Stripes Forever" ( http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.com/2009/09/occ-challenge-stars-stripes-forever.html ). I'm loving the colors...initially I was thinking something bright, happy and floral, and somehow "bright, happy and floral" morphed into a Birthday card! LOL! Funny how that happens sometimes! I think I set my heart on the Big Birthday Candle for the stripes in my Stars and Stripes entry, and the colors just went too well to pass up! Anyway, I hope you all enjoy the card as much as I do!
Ingredients (all SU! unless otherwise noted):
Real Red CS, Classic Ink, Craft Ink, So Saffron CS and Classic Ink, Regal Rose CS and Classic Ink, Whisper White CS, Glassy Glaze, Marvy heat tool (I used a gold brad from Dollarama, dipped it in Real Red Craft Ink, and Glassy Glaze then heat set it to get the matching color brad), Big Birthday Candle Stamp Set, Pop Dots and Adhesive from Dollarama.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

MOJO 103, SPCC #14

Hi all! What did I tell you about routine? Now that I have one, I have posted 2 days in a row! Let's see how long this can go!

This card was made for 2 challenges. I stretched the rules a bit on both challenges however...I added the Very Vanilla CS to Samantha's SPCC#14 Color Challenge ( http://spcolorcombos.blogspot.com/2009/09/spcc-14.html ), and I flipped and eliminated one bit on the MOJO103 sketch challenge ( http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/2009/09/mojo-monday-103-contest.html ). I'm hoping no one minds my creative licence. :o)

Ingredients (all SU! unless otherwise mentioned):
Very Vanilla CS, Basic Gray CS and Classic Ink, Ballet Blue CS and Classic Ink, Soft Suede Stampin' Write, DSP Ghostly Greetings, Bird on a Branch Stamp Set, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Crystals from Dollarama.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Happy 1st day of School!

I think I can hear a lot of parents whooping for joy! ;o) It's the 1st day of school for those in my neck of the woods, and I am sure there is a lot of mixed emotions out there! Though I could have my kids home with me all day, every day, I am looking forward to a bit of routine coming back to my life. Anyway...this is the card I made my 2, and all my nieces and nephews to welcome them back to the school year. Click on the photo to get a closer look, the stamp I used is from Michaels, and says "Back to School" all around the apple. And, of course, the inspiration for the whole card is that darling "apple" ribbon.

Ingredients (all SU! unless otherwise mentioned):

Whisper White CS, Green Galore CS and Classic Ink, Real Red CS and Classic Ink, Scallop Punch, Ribbon and stamp set from Michaels, Creative Memories corner rounder, 1" and 1 1/2" circle punch from Marvy, Buttons from Forever in Time, Twine from unknown source.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Hello! Here is my entry for Amy Rysavy's, Prairie Paper and Ink sketch challenge. Click on the photo for a better view, it's really cute IRL, but seems to lose some of its cute factor in this photo. Huh. Ok, click over here http://prairiepaperandink.typepad.com/amyr/2009/08/friday-sketch-with-guest-tammy-fielder-aug-2809.html for the sketch and all the other sweet entries.

Ingredients (All SU! unless otherwise noted):
Crushed Curry CS, Basic Black CS and Craft Ink, Detail Black EP, Green Galore Classic Ink, Scallop Punch, DSP, adhesive, pop dots and glue pen from Dollarama, Letter/Number stamps and opalescent glitter from unknown source, Orange Ribbon from Michaels, Heat Tool and 1 1/2" circle punch from Marvy.