Tuesday, June 30, 2009


This card I made for todays colour challenge, this weeks Our Creative Corner Challenge(link is in my sidebar), and this weeks CAS challenge to make it sparkle.

I used Kraft, So Saffron and Night of Navy...hence my mouthful of a title.

This stamp is from Clear Dollar Stamps called Beautiful Butterflies.

I created my decorative corners by using the Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Punch.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Beautiful Butterflies
Paper: Kraft, Night of Navy, So Saffron, SU Pattern Pack DSP, Delicate Dots DSP
Ink: Craft Night of Navy
Accessories: Arch Lattice Punch, So Saffron Ribbon, Irridescent Ice embossing powder and dimensionals.

TFL....have a great night!


Monday, June 22, 2009


I made this card today for the Try A New Technique Challenge over at Splitcoast. We were to make Faux Denim. I used this technique to create the background layer for my card.
I swiped my Bordering Blue, Almost Navy and White Staz-on ink pads across my bordering blue cardstock. I then turned it 90 degrees and repeated the same steps.
I then inked up my SU Canvas background stamp with Basic Grey and stamped it off once, then stamped it along the bottom of my faux denim layer.
The motorcycle is a new stamp from http://www.cleardollarstamps.com/ for June called Motorcycle Mania. I stamped it with Black Staz-on ink onto watercolour paper. I then used my aquapainter and blender pen to watercolor it.
Card Supplies:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Motorcycle Mania; SU ~ Canvas
Paper: Bordering Blue, Watercolour paper
Ink: Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy, White Staz-on, Black Staz-on, Basic Grey
Accessories: Nesties, Brads, aquapainter, blender pen

Saturday, June 20, 2009


This is the card I made today for today's Inspiration Challenge. I choose this pair of sweet shoes to be inspired by: BUGALOO SHOES.

I used this sweet stamp set from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS called Patchwork Elephant and its matching Patchwork Sayings set. They are new for June.

I used the new In Colours markers to colour my image and sentiment, and the new Textured Paper in Melon Mambo.
Card Supplies:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Patchwork Elephant & Sayings
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Ivory, Textured Melon Mambo
Ink: Black Staz-on
Accessories: Markers, Nestabilities, Large & Scalloped Oval Punches, CC Satin Ribbon, Corduroy button, Silver Brad, MS Border punch, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.
I have my niece here today, she is one year old...and an 9 week old puppy. It has made for an interesting day. Totally cute though to see these two together.
Have a great day.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


This card was created for this weeks sketch and colour challenge over at Splitcoast. We were to use Baja Breeze and Ruby Red with White.

I used new stamps from www.cleardollarstamps.com called Pretty Perches. This card came together rather quickly.
I added some Felt Fusion Flowers to the branches with some dew drops. I also added a bit of Crystal Stickles to my birds.
Card Supplies:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Pretty Perches
Paper: Baja Breeze, Ruby Red, Ruby Red Textured, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze, Ruby Red, Black Staz-on
Accessories: Felt Fusion Flowers, Dew Drops, Stickles
Thanks for looking...have a great evening.

Monday, June 15, 2009


I created this card for today's CAS challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.com. Today's challenge was a sketch challenge.

I was asked to make a sympathy card for a co-worker who lost her father-in-law. This is the second one this month....These are the saddest cards to make.

I used my new stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps called Peony, and paired it with the Words Of Sympathy stamp set.

I stamped the image in black staz-on ink and used my aquapainter to colour it in with Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss. I sponged some Blush Blossom around the flower to create a bit of a shadow.

I made the decorative corners by using my MS Arch Lattice Punch.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Peony & Words Of Sympathy
Paper: Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss
Ink: Black Staz-on, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Blush Blossom
Accessories: MS Arch Lattice & Butterfly punches, pearls, aquapainter, sponge dauber

Thanks for looking today!


Thursday, June 11, 2009


I made this card for todays Ways to Use It challenge. We were to use crinkled cardstock. I made these flowers using Basic Grey Bittersweet DP. After crinkling up and smoothing out the paper I used my sanding block to distress it further.

The background is the shaving cream technique I made a while ago.
I used my new Bow Easy to make my bow. I really like this little contraption so far. I ordered it from Sharon Johnston's blog.
I used a new stamp for June from Clear Dollar Stamps which is a single stamp for the sentiment.
Card Supplies:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~Just For You
Paper: Basic Grey Bittersweet DP, Shaving Cream Background, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, (reinkers: Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze)
Accessories: Oval Punch, MS Arch Lattice & Butterfly punches, Certainly Celery & Kiwi Kiss ribbon, Basic Grey Granola brads, dimensionals, sanding block
Thanks for looking....have a great evening.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


I just wanted to share some pictures of our new puppy we brought into our home last night. This is Gigi. She is a little Yorkshire Terrier. She is 8 weeks old and about 2 pounds. She is so soft and sweet.
The pictures actually make her look larger than she is. I will have to take one in our hands and post it so you can just see how small she is. She (and we) had a rough first night with quite a bit of crying. She seems a bit better adjusted today, BUT tonight will tell. I am expecting a few nights of her missing her mom and siblings.

I had to snap this photo from above here as she totally flaked out on her back this afternoon. She is just adorable.
Thanks for looking!
Wish me some sleep!!


I created this card for today's sketch challenge. I flipped the sketch to incorporate this new image for June from Clear Dollar Stamps called Motorcycle Mania.

This card is also for Mothermark aka Cindy's 50th teapot challenge. Check out her blog HERE.
I received this sweet little teapot pin from MariLynn in the mail today! I included it with my card in honour of Cindy's 50th teapot anniversary!

Card Supplies:

STAMPS: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Motorcycle Mania
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Black, Basic Grey, River Rock
Ink: Black Staz-on
Accessories: Markers, Oval & Word Window Punches, Swiss Dots & Distressed Stripes embossing folders, silver brads, dimensionals

TFL...Hope you have a great evening!

Monday, June 8, 2009


My peony's are in full bloom. I can't resist picking them and having them all over the house so I can enjoy them more and smell their beautiful scent. I even have a vase in the bathroom!
So it was an easy choice today to use the new Peony stamp from Clear Dollar Stamps for the CAS Challenge at Splitcoast.
Today's CAS challenge was a colour challenge. We were to use Kraft, Pink/Cameo and any other one colour. I chose Chocolate Chip.
This card was also created for the CCEE challenge. We were to create a card in honor of Dawn aka flowergal36. It had to have a flower on it. Click on the link for more details.

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~Peony & Just For You
Paper: Kraft, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip, White Staz-on
Accessories: Ribbon, Large Oval & Scalloped Punches, Bone Folder

Thanks so much for looking. I hope you have a great day and that flowers are blooming somewhere near you!

Thursday, June 4, 2009


I had to make another card for today's Ways To Use It Challenge at Splitcoast called Creative Images. We were to create an image NOT using a stamp.

I have seen these sweet little punch animals popping up on peoples blogs and at SU Regionals.
So I gave it a try today.

I added some flower soft to his mane and tail. The grass is brown because it is very HOT in Africa (and it also went with the colour scheme I wanted..lol)

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~Zoo Critters(sentiment) ; SU~Inspired by Nature
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Kraft
Accessories: Large & Scallop Oval Punches(sentiment and tail and feet), 1/2" circle punch(cheeks), ticket punch(ears), Nesties(mane, face and body), Spring Bouquet Flower punch(end of tail), Bird Call Embossing folder; photo corner punch paper piercer, word window punch, Nut Brown Flower Soft, two-way glue, double slot punch(nails on paws), chocolate marker

I am pleased with how he turned out....

Have a great day!



This card was created for today's Way's to Use It Challenge at Splitcoast. We were to make a creative image NOT using stamps.

I made this little purse with a 2 x 2 square of Basic Grey Bittersweet DP and the Scalloped Oval Punch. I then just added a little rhinestone brad.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: SU~So Many Sayings
Ink: Burgundy Marker
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Bravo Burgundy, Basic Grey Bittersweet DP
Accessories: Rhinestone Brad, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Embossing Border Folder, Word Window Punch, Pink ribbon

Thanks for looking. Have a great day.


Wednesday, June 3, 2009


I made this card for today's Sketch challenge over at Splitcoast. I am going to be needing a baby card or two, so I took advantage of today's sketch to make one. I used NEW stamps from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS for June. This adorable little guy is Patchpal Elephant. I also used the coordinating sentiment called Patchpal Sayings. Click on the link and check out all the cute little Patchpal animals.
I am trying to use up my retiring In Colours so today I went with Pacific Point. I stamped this little guy three times and popped him up on dimensionals. I used watercolour paper and my aquapainter to colour him in.
Card Supplies:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps~ PatchPal Elephant & PatchPal Sayings
Paper: Watercolour, Delicate Dots DP, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point
Ink: Black Staz-on, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Pacific Point
Accessories: Aquapainter, PP ribbon, Basic Grey Button, Dimensionals, Large & Scalloped Oval punches, linen thread, sponge daubers
Thanks for looking. Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


I was able to make another card today...wow! After not uploading for almost a week it felt good to get some ink onto paper.

This card was created for today's colour challenge at Splitcoast. We were to use Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango and Riding Hood Red. It was a good way to use up some of the old In Colours before the new ones come out.

I also used the sketch from Our Creative Corner for this week too.

I broke out NEW stamps for June today from Clear Dollar Stamps. This one is called Pretty Perches. I think it is so cute.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps ~ Pretty Perches
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White
Ink: Black Staz-on, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Stylized Flowers embossing folder, ticket punch, Riding Hood Red tafetta ribbon

Have a great day.



I made this card for this weeks MOJO MONDAY sketch challenge. A girl at work asked me to make her a card for her 13 year old daughter. I hope she likes it, I used one of my favourite colour combinations too.

I used a stamp set that I received in the mail last week from my Big Sister for this round of Divine Secret Siblings at Splitcoast.
I stamped the cupcake three times and layered them up on dimensionals. I added some rhinestone bling and dazzling diamonds glitter. The ruffled ribbon is from Clear Dollar Stamps.
Card Supplies:
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo~Birthday Cupcake
Paper: Bella Rose DP, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Shimmery White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Close To Cocoa, Black Staz-on
Accessories: Nesties, Martha Stewart border punch, ruffled ribbon, dimensionals, dazzling diamonds glitter, rhinestone bling, aquapainter, sponge daubers
Thanks for looking!