Wednesday, May 27, 2009


This is my card for todays sketch challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. I used Basic Grey Bittersweet DSP. I love this paper.
I popped up the main panel on dimensionals. I also used my Floral Fantasy embossing folder.
Card Supplies:
Stamps: SU: Pocket Silhouettes; Oval All
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Carmel, Whisper White, Basic Grey Bittersweet DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa
Accessories: Large & Scallop Oval punches, ticket punch, circle punch, brads, felt fusion flowers, markers, dimensionals, Floral Fantasy Embossing Folder, sponge daubers

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


This is my card for Cindy aka Mothermark's Tuesday Teapot Challenge. I was so happy that sweets were on the menu for this weeks Teaparty again.
I made my little mouse holding a chocolate cupcake with pink frosting....yummy.
Card Supplies:
Stamps: House Mouse
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Pretty In Pink
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Nesties, Textile embossing folder, dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, rhinestone flower, primas, ribbon, bone folder
Thanks for looking..


I made this card for today's Colour Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. The colours today were: So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie and Bashful Blue. This card is also for this weeks Mojo Monday sketch challenge.
I used new stamps for May from Clear Dollar Stamps called Charlie Gardens. I didn't use Charlie on this card...but the stamp set comes with this sweet wheelbarrow and flower stamp. I stamped a few extra flowers and cut them out and popped them up. I then added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter for some sparkle.
Card Supplies:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps: Charlie Gardens; Words of Sympathy
Paper: Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Whisper White, Delicate Dots DSP
Ink: Black Staz-on, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Nesties, Swiss Dots Embossing folder, So Saffron Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, bling, dimensionals, bone folder, sponge daubers

Thanks for looking. Have a great day.

Monday, May 25, 2009


I made this card for todays challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. This is my first hinged card that I have ever made. What a cool Technique.
I used stamps from Clear Dollar Stamps called Beautiful Butterflies. I chose to use Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White.

I added some Crystal Stickles to both butterflies.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies
Paper: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Martha Stewart Border Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, PP Ribbon, Rhinestone Brad, Dimensionals, Crystal Stickles, Rhinestone bling
Thanks for looking today. Have a great afternoon

Sunday, May 24, 2009


This is my card for today's Featured Stamper: Mercy Kerin. She has a fabulous gallery over at Check it out HERE. I chose Mercy's card HERE to case.

I changed the colours, the designer papers and the stamps and accessories. I kept the basic layout minus a few layers. I stamped my Lily of the Valley twice and cut out and popped it up on dimensionals. I also used new paper I have from Basic Grey, it is the Granola Designer Paper Pack.
I tried my hand at paper piercing then made it into faux stitching. The flowers are also coloured in with a white gel pen. I used NEW stamps for May from Clear Dollar Stamps. The Lily of the Valley stamp is the May Stamp of the Month, and the sentiment is the new Words of Gratitude stamp set. The sentiment on the inside of the card says: "Words of Gratitude Create a Lovely Circle That Always Returns At the Right Moment."
Card Supplies:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps: May Flower of the Month, Words of Gratitude
Paper: Basic Grey, Baja Breeze, Ivory, Basic Grey Granola DP
Ink: Black Staz-on, Baja Breeze, Blush Blossom
Accessories: Markers, White Gel Pen, Paper Piercer, Large & Scalloped Oval Punches, SU Corduroy Brads, SU Grey Tafetta ribbon, dimensionals, sponge daubers
Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.

Friday, May 22, 2009


This card was created for today's Limited Supply Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.
We were to use circles on our card. I used my circle Nesties and my Bloom Dots Embossing folder. My Paisley embossing folder was also used on this card.

This card also is for the CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS Weekend Colour Challenge over at PaperCraft Planet. The link is in my sidebar, or click on the link above to play along. Our colours this week were Night of Navy, Creamy Carmel, Riding Hood Red, with White as our Neutral.
I sponged over the edges of the embossed bloom dots to define the circles a bit more. Charlie was coloured with an aquapainter, and I tried my hand at the cloud tutorials that I have seen.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: ClearDollar Stamps: Charlie Gardens

Ink: Black Staz-on, Night of Navy, Riding Hood Red, Creamy Carmel, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze

Paper: Night of Navy, Creamy Carmel, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White

Accessories: Paisley and Bloom Dots embossing folders, Nesties, aquapainter, sponge daubers, Riding Hood Red Tafetta Ribbon

Thanks for looking.

Have a great evening.


Thursday, May 21, 2009


My boss at work asked me to make a sympathy card for a fellow co-worker who lost her father-in-law today. I made it a little bigger than normal so all the employees can sign it.
It is 5.5 x 7 in.

I wanted to make something calming and serene. Today's Ways To Use it Challenge fit perfectly with this stamp I used. We were to use one stamp and stamp it more than once on our card.
I stamped the grass from Inspired By Nature(SU) twice on this card. I also did quite a bit of sponging and used my brayer.

This beautiful sentiment is from Clear Dollar Stamps called Words of Sympathy. I added some highlights on the grass with my white gel pen. The butterfly has some crystal stickles added to it. The photo corners are up on dimensionals.

I hope you like it. I hope it brings some comfort to my co-worker.

Card Supplies:

Paper: Ivory, Tangerine Tango, Black
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Tangerine Tango, More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy, Riding Hood Red, Close To Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Black
Stamps: SU: Inspired By Nature; Clear Dollar Stamps: Words of Sypathy
Accessories: Brayer, sponging, Martha Stewart Butterfly punches; SU Photo Corner Punch
White Gel Pen, Mini Brads, dimensionals

Thanks for looking. Have a great day.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009


After being away for the long weekend and recouperating from camping, I FINALLY was able to sit down and make a card. This sweet little Koala was used for this weeks Sketch Challenge over at Splitcoast. I was able to use some new Basic Grey Granola DP and Accessories that I just bought.
This Koala is new for May at Clear Dollar Stamps. It is called Kuddly Koala. I think he is adorable.
Card Supplies:
Stamps: CDS Kuddly Koala, Hello stamp
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Ivory, Basic Grey Granola DP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa, True Thyme, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Aquapainter, dimensionals, Basic Grey Granola buttons, CC Taffeta ribbon
Thanks for looking. Hope you have a great evening.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I made this card for two challenges today. The first one is the layout from the girls at Our Creative Corner.

The second was for Mothermarks Tuesday Teapot Challenge.

If you aren't familiar with them, click on the links and play along. The layout comes from the OCC Challenge and Mothermarks teapot was to use white on white.

I used two different types of white paper, Whisper White and Shimmery White. I also used the Textile embossing Folder to create some texture.
I stamped the Lily of the Valley with black Staz-on ink and coloured in the flowers with my white gel pen. The leaves were lightly coloured with the aquapainter in Kiwi Kiss. I added two different ribbons and some dew drops across the top. The oval is up on dimensionals.

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps: May Flower of the Month
Paper: Whisper White, Shimmery White
Ink: Black Staz-on, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Nesties, Textile embossing folder, white gel pen, aquapainter, ribbon, dew drops

I like how this turned out. I have a few friends celebrating their Anniversary in May. So I am sure this will find its way to one of their mailboxes.

Thanks for looking today!



This card is for the Colour Challenge over at
Splitcoast. The colours were Only Orange, Summer Sun, and Kiwi Kiss.
I don't have much of the bold brights so I substituted Tangerine Tango for Only Orange.
I let the pretty designer papers be my focal point
for my card today. This was a quick and easy one.
Card Supplies:
Stamps: SU Oval All
Paper: Bella Rose DP; Unkn DP, Summer Sun
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Summer Sun
Accessories: Oval and Scalloped Oval punches,
Kiwi Kiss ribbon, dimensionals
Thanks for looking. Have a great day!

Monday, May 11, 2009


I made this card for today's Mojo Monday Challenge. You can find the link in my sidebar.
I used new stamps for May called Biggest Wishes. They are from Clear Dollar Stamps.

The cake was stamped twice and popped up on dimensionals. I added some liquid pearls to give it more of a wedding feel.

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps: Biggest Wishes
Paper: SU: Regal Rose, Close To Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White; Basic Grey Bittersweet DP
Accessories: Slit Punch, Felt Fusion Flowers, Pearls, Liquid Pearls, Dimensionals, Paper Piercer

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.


This card is for today's CAS Challenge at Splitcoast. We were to use the Rock 'n Roll technique on our card. I still needed to make a couple baby thank you cards for my sister, so I pulled out these sweet little feet.
I used my oval scalloped nesties to emboss and added a little Purely Pomegranate ribbon bow with a rhinestone brad. The scalloped edge was just to finish it off.
Card Supplies:
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Nesties, MS Border punch, SU Satin ribbon, Rhinestone brad.
TFL..... Have a great day!

Friday, May 8, 2009


First off I must give credit where it is due. I found this awesome technique at Patty's Stamping Spot.
She has a wonderful vidoe tutorial. My sister needed a few cards, so I gave this technique a whirl. I LOVE how it turned out. It is great for making assembly line type cards when you need a few. I like it too, because it has such a great WOW factor without tons of work.

It is also great because the results are beautiful and it won't require extra postage to mail since it is still a thinner card.

I made six cards in total. I was also able to use my new Oval All stamp set and matching Oval Scalloped punch. This technique uses the I got some practice with that again today too. I then just stamped a few leaves from an old SU Daisy flower set.
I added a butterfly from the Martha Stewart punch. It is stamped in vellum, and layered on matching card stock. I then added some dazzling diamonds glitter.
Hope you like them. Have a great day.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


I made this card for today's Ways To Use It Challenge over at Splitcoast.

We were to use Kraft card stock today on our card. I paired it with Always Artichoke. I had just bought this pretty Satin ribbon and wanted to use it. I also used the SU Pattern Pack of DP that was a hostess gift a while back.

I embossed the flowers and sentiment from the Bella Blossoms stamp set. I sponged around the edges with Always Artichoke.

I used my Martha Stewart Arch Lattice punch to give the edges of the dp some interest. I also used my new oval scallop punch from SU. I love it!

I hope you like my card...thanks for looking today. Have a great evening.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


This is my card for today's sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers. I used my NEW stamp sets from Clear Dollar Stamps called: Words Of Gratitude. I think they are so elegant. They are available right now and can be found HERE.

I also used my new Oval Scallop punch and Grey Corduroy buttons from Stampin up today. I love playing with new supplies.

I went with Riding Hood Red and Basic Grey today for my colours, and used the tafetta ribbons in both those colours too. I popped up my oval sentiment on a dimensional and added a punched Martha Stewart butterfly with a rhinestone to finish it off.

I hope you like it...

Before I sign off for today...check out Judy's blog. She has blog candy to give away. It is her blog-a-versary. You can click on the link in my sidebar to take you to her blog.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


I made this card for todays colour challenge over at Splitcoaststampers. The colours were Garden Green, Ballet Blue and Cameo Coral

. I also used the sketch from this weeks MOJOMONDAY challenge. I used different embosssing folders to create different textures to create the sketch. I learned something today too....when your card is done..leave it alone! I decided to add some colour to the texured areas with my ink pads. I wished I would have left it white. Live and Learn!

These cute stamps can be found at and are new for May. This set is called Kuddly Koala. I love it since Koala Bears are one of my favourite animals. I stamped my Koala twice and coloured it in with inks and my blender pen. I then popped it up on dimensionals. I used my Martha Stewart Arch Lattice punch and some white sheer dotted ribbon. Thanks for looking...have a great evening.

Monday, May 4, 2009


I made this card for today's Clean & Simple chCheck Spellingallenge found HERE.

I used kraft cardstock and my Nestabilities to cut my circles. I stamped SU's Floral BG stamp with tangerine tango. I added some lace ribbon and a butterfly from MS punches.

Just a quick one for today. TFL...

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sunday's Featured Stamper

My husband and son went for a bike ride, so I quickly took a look at todays challenge.

This is the card I made for today's Featured Stamper on Splitcoast Sparkplug17. THIS is her card that I cased.

I unfortunately need a sympathy card tommorow for a funeral I am attending.

I changed the designer paper(Basic Grey Bittersweet), stamps(CDS Words of Sympathy), and embossing folder(Textile).

I used Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip, one of my favourite colour combos. I love this dsp from Basic Grey's Bittersweet paper pack. I used my slit punch to create the scallop and my Martha Stewart border and butterfly punches.

Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Inspiration Challenge Saturday May 2, 2009

I created this card for the Inspiration Challenge over at

I was inspired by this dress HERE.

I also was able to use NEW stamps for May from Clear Dollar Stamps. This set is called Words Of Gratitude. I think it is so elegant.

I used Tempting Turquoise textured paper and ran it thru the cuttlebug with the Divine Swirls embossing folder. I then used Galaxy Gold ink to highlight the raised edges.
I used Fine Gold EP to emboss the sentiment and the prima, which was originally white. I used my Martha Stewart Arched Lattice punch to create the decorative edges. After adding some ribbon and gold cording my card was done.

I was quite pleased with how it turned out since I don't usually used bright colours. I hope you like it too. Thanks for looking.


After visiting so many talented ladies blogs, I decided to try and make one of my own.

I am VERY new at this whole blogging I hope I can figure it out as I go.

I will try and post some pictures tommorow!