Wednesday, March 31, 2010

TGF - new releases

Woo hoo! I'm a happy camper now since I just purchased some of the new TGF stamps.
That's all...
Have a good nite!

Carol's Bday

Hello! Just waiting for the TGF site to update so I can purchase some of the cute new releases... Hurry up!! haha..
In the meantime I want to share this cute and fast card I whipped up for my co-worker.
I had just received my new set of stamps that I order from TGF, they were in the Farmer's Mkt and since the price was right I purchased. I had been eyeing the SHOWTIME SET in the clearance and decided I had to get it along with the other two stamp sets I purchased. When they arrived I oooed and aawwwed! I ended up breaking out that SHOWTIME set and made this card just in time. I used Showtime Anya only and paired her with some cute pink and purple paisley & plaid dp. It was from a spring paper pad from DCWV. I used a couple of sentiment stamps from Hero Arts and GStudio, lastly I added a pink ribbon I found at the bottom of my embellishment box at work.

Here's a shot of the birthday gal herself with the card:

Thanks for stopping by. Make sure you check out the TGF site for the new releases. I'm going there in a sec. G'nite! :)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

A card for Desiree

Happy Sunday! Hope your weekend was fabulous!
This will be pretty quick:
I made this card on friday at work.. It was for my co-worker who is getting married. We had a surprise bridal shower for her at BJ's after work. I made this into a gift card holder for a Victoria Secret gc I was purchasing.
I used pink and black for my color scheme. I love the finished look.
This is the pre-finished card:

I thought it needed more pop, if you can believe that, soooo... I added polka dots to the black flowers with my white gel pen. Here is the finished look:

It made the difference. This was my first time using the awesome Neenah Tiara white paper, also a first to use a gem flourish and my 3rd time coloring the white prima. I absolutely adore this card. I paper pieced her outfit with this cs paper I had left over. I don't know if you can tell but the paper has a fuzzy texture to it and stamping it with the polka dot outfit made it perfect for my card. Lots of punched out flowers and a really cool dp for the background rounded out this fun card. O and I colored the ribbon with my Copic marker, it used to be white!
Well thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Cheeky Cherry Rockabilly (TGC); sentiment (Fiskars)
Inks/Markers: Tuxedo Blk (Memento); Copics & white gel pen (Sakura)
Papers: Black card; white tiara (Neenah) light pink & blk cs; blk & white dp (Making Memories:Wedding stack)light pink fuzzy textured cs (Unknown - I purchased it at Michael's and it was 8x11, the backside of the card is a vibrant dark pink with the same texture)
Accesories: White daisy prima (colored with Copic marker); lg & sm gems; white polka dot ribbon (colored with Copic marker) & clear rhinestone flourish (Recollections)
Punches: Sm & Md daisy punch (Marvy); sm & xs 5 petal flower (Marvy)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Neenah Paper - White

Happy Friday everyone!
Hope today has been a good one for you. I'm actually having a good day. I finished a card, at work, shhh... and will try to post it later tonight.
But for now I just want to praise the Neenah White paper I sampled from Kelly Paper Co.
I love this stuff! I can't believe how crisp and clean the image looks. And coloring with my Copics... UNREAL! The colors are so vibrant. To all the ladies that haven't tried it, you must! And for the ladies that praise it, I second your motion. I'm off to go purchase some at Kelly Paper Company...Happy Friday and Mahalo for stopping by...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Card Workshop - Pinks

The next set of cards are pink. =)
The first one is a white and pink version of the Vintage wedding card I posted a few days ago.
Very simple and elegant.
The 2nd pink card is a 4x4 for you guessed it... a little girl.. This one is layers on layers. It started off as another card, but I thought that one would be to time consuming for some of the crafters so I changed it to this:

This stamp set is similar to the baby boy one, at least it is from the same company. This one is called, "Tiny Treasures"
Everyone really had a good time and they enjoyed the cards they made. I had fun too.. Helping ppl do what I love to do is always rewarding.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look. Mahalo!
Wedding card:
Stamp: Wedding couple & hearts (Stampin' Up)
Papers: White card, pink dp (DCWV); white & gray cs; white drawing paper (Canson)Inks/Markers: Copics, Tuxedo Blk ink(Memento), clear glitter gel pen (Sakura)Accessories: White & pink Prima daisy flower & clear gem
Nestabilities and embossing folders: labels eight & dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug)
Baby Girl card:
Papers: pink card (Bazzil); blk, light pink, dark pink cs; white drawing paper (Canson)
Inks/Markers: Copics, Tuxedo blk & London fog inks (Memento); blk gel pen (Sakura)
Accessories: Pink ribbon
Nestabilities and embossing folders: Scalloped squares; Polka dot embossing folder (Quikcuts); label punch (Marvy)

Card work shop - Baby blue boy card

Good evening!
Just catching up on some postings. The next few entries will be of the cards I created for our card workshop at work. I posted earlier that every month we try to have a craft lunch day. We make cards during our lunch and get to spend time with each other doing what we love. In the process we bring in other associates who are similarly interested but don't know where to start. We share our knowledge with them and they become part of our group. =)
When I get a chance I will try to post some pictures of what the others created with my cards as their guides.
This first card was a card I posted a while back titled "Simply Sweet" Everyone was given a blank version of my card and were encouraged to make the card their own.

For the second card I made a 4x4 baby blue boy card. I used a cute $1 clear stamp set I purchased at CHA-OC last year. It was perfect for a small simple card. I masked the baby, cloud and the moon then used a Stampin' Up roller as the background. Used two different sized Nestabilities (labels one - yellow & white cs) to frame the images and using a similar dp as the backdrop. Adding a simple blue ribbon and the photo corners pulled this card together nicely.

Mahalo for looking!
Supplies: Baby Blue Boy card:
Stamps: Sweet Dreams (Personal Sentiments); sweet stars roller (Stampin' Up)
Papers: Little Prince Stars dp(Provo craft); vibrant blue & pollen (light yellow) cs (Bazzil); white drawing paper (Canson)
Inks/Markers: Tuxedo blk (Memento); Copics
Punches/Die cuts/Dry Embossing texture: Photo corner punch (EK); Labels one (Nestabilities); Dots (Cuttlebug)
Baby blue ribbon

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

PRG Guest Relations Team

My coworker from Guest Relations asked me to make him a birthday card incorporating all of his immediate associates. The card was to go to another associate in the Marketing Dept. I wish I had a picture of our G/R team so you could see how closely the TGF characters I used matched up with the team. I went for a simple design, using the TGF characters as the focal point. I wracked my brain to try to figure out how I could get similar images of to mirror the team and lucky for me these great stamps helped me out.. On a basic white card, with some black and bright blue (evening surf - i love this color!) cs as the background I added the 5 different characters to portray my version of Guest Relations. I used red as the clothing, that is a trademark color for our company, and matched each person by hair color and skin tone. This card was tons of fun. If I get a chance I will try to post a group picture of the team.

Glamour represents Tracy, an altered WS Edward represents Robert (he actually wanted to be Surfer Ian, but in my vision he is Edward) Shooter represents Ruby, Ebony represents Natalie and Surfer Ian represents Adrian.

This turned out to be a fun card and they all got a kick out of trying to figure out who was who. The only one we all got right was Ruby. =)

Mahalo for stopping by!

Stamps: WS Ebony & Edward; Cheeky Cherry Glamour & Shooter and Surfer Ian (TGF)
Paper: White card, blk and evening surf blue cs (Bazzil); white drawing paper (Canson)Inks/Markers: Tuxedo blk (Memento) and Copics; white gel pen (Sakura)

Hello Kitty invite & card

I've been using my Cricut machine for quite a few cards now. It's an easy tool to use for any kind of fast card or cards you are going to do multiples of.
For this post I wanted to share a Hello Kitty invitation and card I made. Used the Hello Kitty Cricut cartridge to cut out Miss Hello Kitty herself.
I'm so happy with the result! I found that simple cute floral dp at Joann's and lucky for me they were having a sale on dp and cs (5 for $1). I love it when that happens!
As with all Cricut cut outs, I paper pieced the dress and her bow. Adding a little bling in to her bow was over-the-top, but I like the affect of the green stone on the light pink. Adding some dimension to a couple of the papers gave this card just the right touch.
Hello Kitty Invite:

I created this very simple, yet fun invitation for my friend's co-worker. She wanted a very simple card but it HAD TO HAVE Hello Kitty on it. Well I think I stepped up to the challenge, whadda ya think?

I had an extra cut out of Miss Hello Kitty so I made a card using some other scrap cs and dp. Similar take on the invite, but this to me was very simple. =)
Hello Kitty Card:

HK invite:
Papers: Pink card (Bazzil); floral dp (Me&My BIG Ideas); blk, white & dark pink cs
Accessories/Embellishments: Pink chiffon ribbon; light green gem
Die Cuts/Dry embossing textures: Labels eight (Nestabilities); corner punch; dots (Cuttlebug) & polka dots (Quikcutz)
HK card:
Papers: Pink card (Chablis Bazzil); white cs, pink flourish dp (Me&My BIG Ideas); blk, white & dark pink dp
Accessories/Embellishments: Dark pink and white polka dots ribbon; clear gem
Die Cuts/Dry embossing textures: Lables eight (Nestabilities); corner punch; polka dots (Quikcutz)

Vintage Wedding Card

This next card was supposed to be part of a series of cards I was creating for a cardmaking workshop I hosted last week at work. Every month a group of us try to get together during our lunch hour to make cards or do crafty projects. This enables others that don't get a chance to create in their spare time to come and release some creativity they've got stored away. It's also a great time for all of us crafters to get together, share ideas as well as bring in new crafters into our world.
My goal was to create 4 cards. Well in the process of making those cards I created this card. I was tempted to use it as one of the projects, but thought it would take too much time to do all the shading. I wasn't too keen on using up all of my new markers either.. hehehe, sorry selfish moment there.. >.<
Well anyways, here is what I like to call my Vintage wedding card. I believe I will use this for an upcoming wedding I will be attending. Not quite sure yet, but it's a possibility.
Colored some white daisy prima flowers with a Copic marker and punched out smaller ones in paper, topping them off with a rhinestone brad. Adding a little dramatic flourish in dark brown rounds out this suprisingly elegant card.

Here's a close up:

I really love the way this card turned out. My first attempt at making a vintage card and it's thanks to Randi Wall (the dark mermaid) who listed the inks to create a vintage look on her blog. It's probably going to be something I create more of. =)
Papers: Taupe card (Hanko); white drawing paper (Canson); dp from the Luxury stack (DCWV); stardust cs; dark brown cs (Bazzil)
Inks/Markers: Tuxedo blk ink (Memento); clear gel sparkle pen (Sakura), Copics
Accessories: White primas, clear rhinestone brads
Punches/Die Cuts: Lg & med daisy flower, label ten (Nestabilities); Serenade Cricut cartridge (flourish)

A Disney Card for Pasha


I'm trying to catch up on posting some cards as well as visiting other blogs to leave some love. I made quite a few cards in the past week, but with work so busy (it's our closing period) I have not had any time to actually finish a post. Please be patient with me as I have 5 or 6 cards to post.. Haha.. That's what happens when you don't get to update everyday.
Here is the first card I made for my co-worker's son's 2nd birthday. Can you guess the theme? If you guessed Disney, you are correct! Do you win anything, sorry but all you get is a "GAWRSH!CONGRATULATIONS! haha.."
I used Katsu from Instyle stamps and with the help of my Disney Cricut cartridge came up with this pretty cute card. Instead of cutting out all the different pieces for each Disney character, I simply cut out using the black out option and turned the characters into balloons! I also cut out some Mickey ears and made them extremely big for his head. I hand wrote in his name so it looks like his hat is on backwards, btw, his name is Pasha. =) I used blue and green for the background, which I think came out pretty good. =)

Front of card:
Here is the inside of card:

Using scraps of colored cs, I created shadow images of the characters and using some key phrases each one is known for made this look like a who's who kind of card. Yes, I messed up on the Donald Duck phrase, but it's ok, Pasha's only 2 and he was more interested in the toy I got him than the card. Haha.. I actually enjoyed making this card and loved the completed look.

Glad you could stop by to check out what I've been up to.



Stamp: Katsu (Instyle stamps)

Inks/Markers: Tuxedo blk ink (Memento); Copic markers, white gel pen (Sakura)

Papers: White card, cardstock in blk, red, green (2 kinds), blue (3 kinds), yellow, lavendar, brown and pink

Cut outs: Images from Disney Mickey Font Cricut cartridge

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad!

Happy Saturday everyone!
Made this card for my dad. Today's his birthday...

Used Chef Ian from TGF along with some of the sentiments, cake and present to decorate the dp. Thanks for looking and have a great Saturday! Aloha!
Stamps: Chef Ian (TGF)
Inks: Tuxedo blk (Memento); bashful blue, wild wasabi & crushed curry (S/U)
Markers: Copics, white gel pen (Sakura)
DP: white drawing paper (Canson); bliss blue paper (Bohemia My Mind's Eye) celebrate green paper (Confetti - My Mind's Eye)
Die Cuts/Paper punch/Dry embossing folder: Lg/md labels one (Nestabilities); photo corner punch (EK) & small dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Monday Mania - Laces Up (CA&F)

Good morning and happy Thursday. I can't believe only 1 day till the weekend begins! Whoo hoo! Hope you are also anticipating it as much as I am.
This morning I just finished this card for the CA&F Monday Mania - Laces Up challenge:

The challenge rules were "Create a card using at least 1 style of Lace and at least 1 style Ribbon. More than one style of lace and/or ribbon is acceptable. Colors are the creators choice and of course we all know the rules on which TGF stamps or digis to use!"
I cut this shape card (called "Doily") using the Wild Card cartridge from Cricut. I just loved the shape and had a picture in my mind of the end result. I chose the black and green colors because I hadn't used them in a while. Used K&Company Wild Saffron adhesive paper ribbon for the "lace" accent. I colored the strips to match the color of the card. I chose Cheeky Cherry Glamour as the starlett in this card. She just pulled it all together for me and was exactly what I envisioned. Colored her eyes green as seen in a card by Awilda Ramirez (check out her card at It makes her eyes stand out. I added a little bit of lace to her garter and some color to her ears (going for stud earrings). I also tried to make her hair look feathered by drawing in the lines using a black Memento pen. Some blush and eyeshadow and a bling for her mirror she looks like she's ready for anything. Well off to work I go, hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping to look. :)
Card: Doily (Wild card cartridge - Cricut)
Lace: Wild Saffron (K&Company adhesive paper ribbon)
Paper: Blk cs, white drawing paper (Canson) & petty cash cs (Bazzil)
Dry embossing folder used: Dots (Cuttlebug)
Ribbon: spool o' ribbon (Offray)
Ink: Blk tuxedo (Memento)
Markers: Copics; blk pen (Memento) & white gel pen (Sakura)
Accessories: Green gem

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Pamper Yourself

This is the last card I made and I love it! I'm thinkin' of using her for Mother's Day. We'll see.
I used smoky blue and white colors along with a touch of sparkle. I paper pieced the tub using the same dp as the background paper; masked the white oval using the flowers set and dry embossed the dp. Adding some small and medium sized flowers, a strip of chiffon ribbon and some bling pulled it together. I guess you can say it was a marathon card making morning. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a good nite! Aloha!
Stamps: Pamper Me Anya & flowers (TGF)
Inks: Tuxedo Blk (Memento) & bashful blue (SU)
Markers: Copics; black gel pen (Sakura)
Papers: Ivory card (Hanko); dp (Blue diamonds Etcetera - Provo Craft); blind date cs (Bazzil); white drawing paper (Canson)
Punches: Med & sm 8-petal flower punches
Die Cuts: Lg scallop oval, regular lg oval
Additions: clear gems & white chiffon ribbon

Flowers for You

I used the same sketch but forgot to put on the ribbon before I adhered the layered papers! (Oy vay!) In the end, I don't think I needed it. I used Rosalie with Roses and put her as a centerpiece on the card. Using soft and dark colors pulled this card together for me. I based the colors off of that really pretty dp from My Mind's Eye (Pretty Please "Pink Floral" Paper) I know the roses contradict, but that's ok. I also dry embossed the dp and the blue paper. I was so pleased with the coloring of Rosalie. Oh! I paper pieced her dress using 3 different papers that tie the whole card together. The dark brown cardstock just added that little something to make it pop. I love the sakura flower in the corner, it was inspired by the one in the dp.
Thanks for looking!
Stamp: Rosalie with roses (Swiss Miss fr CC Designs)
Ink/Markers: Tuxedo blk (Memento); Copics; clear sparkle gel pen (Sakura)
Papers: dp (Pretty Please "Pink Floral" paper fr My Mind's Eye) dp rose colored glasses (g*c*d studios); Berrylicious & vibrant blue cs (Bazzil); dark brown cs & white card
Dry embossed with dots (Cuttlebug) & flowers (SU)
Punches: Med and sm 5 petal sakura punches & small sun (Carl Carla Crafts)
Die Cuts: Circle cutter (Kreaxions); mid-sized scallop circle (Nestabilities)

Saturday Sketch #9

Hello! Hope your week is going well. =)
I had a very busy morning. I actually was up pretty early to finish a birthday card for my co-worker and didn't stop at that. I ended up making two more cards. Pretty quickly time flew by and it was time to head out for work.
This first card I made was inspired by the CA&F Saturday sketch (#9).

Here's my take on the sketch:

I used warm colors with lots of dry embossing, some punches and die cuts. I used Rain Anya and altered her by erasing her umbrella. I love the colors and the textures and actually love how I colored Anya.
Thanks for stopping to look.
Stamp: Rain Anya (TGF)
Ink/Markers: Blk tuxedo & rich cocoa (Memento); Copic Markers; white gel pen (Sakura)
Papers: White card; dark brown cs; dp (Feeling groovy "Uniquely You" special swirls paper - My Minds Eye); Berrylicious & light orange cs (Bazzil)
Accessories: Brown chiffon ribbon & orange gems
Die Cuts: Scallop circle (Nestabilities); Kreaxions circle cutter;
Dry Embossing: Dots embossing folder (cuttlebug) flowers (stampin' up); med & sm 8 petal flowers
Other: 3-D crystal lacquer; 3-D mounting tape

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Two late to participate

I just finished these two 4x4 cards using TGF's CA&F's Wild Card Wednesday challenge, "Use 5 different kinds of dp on your card." It's too late to submit them for the challenge, but I still wanted to complete it, because I've never used so many dp in one shot, let alone two. This challenge was issued by the awesome CA&F DT artist Amy Young (
I used some dp from a BG stack called "Mellow." Loved the fall colors and how they each complimented the other. I put them both on a dark brown card and punched out small flowers and circles. I inked up my new stamps, Ebony & Camille, for these two cards. Paper pieced their coats and headbands. I used Camille's outfit on Ebony since this was a fall looking card. I had a really good time with the concept and even though these were 4x4's it took a good amount of time to finish. Sorry about the pictures, I will try to take better ones tomorrow.
Here's Ebony:

And Camille:

And the two of them together:

This was a great challenge, and I'm glad you stopped by to take a look at my take on it. Have a good morning!
Stamps: Ebony & Camille (TGF)
Paper: Dark brown card & 5 different dp (BG- Mellow)
Ink/Markers: Tuxedo blk ink (Memento); Copics
Die cuts: Small Flower (Nestabilities) & a small circle punch (Marvy Uchida)

Monday, March 8, 2010

A card for Dustin & Kristan

Happy Monday evening. I hope your week has started off with promise for a great week.. Mine was a good day. A lot of hiccups at work, but nothing that couldn't be handled. Just wanna let you know this might be a long one.. haha.. =)
As you know I went to Las Vegas this weekend. The weather could have been a lot better, but this beggar can't be choosy, especially when Mother Nature is involved. Although I can say, that I've never seen snow on the mtns in Vegas, and boy it was breathtaking especially with the dark clouds in the backdrop. I wish I had taken pictures, but I was driving...
Well the main reason for my visit to LV was to celebrate my cousin Dustin and his nuptials to his fiancee Kristan. They were married at the chapel at the Mandalay Bay hotel on a cold and overcast Sunday. The ceremony was short and sweet. The bride looked beautiful in her white gown and I must say my cousin looked like he'd just come from a red carpet event, he looked pretty hot! Hey I'm biased, but he's my cousin so gotta give him some love. =)
Here's a picture of the happy couple at the reception:
So I didn't have a lot of time to make their card, literally finished a few minutes before we hit the road. I believe it took me an hour.. Major crunch time. For a rushed card, I really loved the result. I wanted to make something that would match their invitation, but still keep my signature on it. I used their theme colors on the invite, bronzy orange and a shimmery berry. Here is the invitation:
I used a bronzy shiney cardstock, dark pumpkin card and some berry paper. Matching ribbon with similar colors, some embossing, a stamped couple and some flowers to round out the card. Swirls, dots and shimmer. Texture, texture, texture.. Here's the final result, sorry it is a not so clear picture but I like how the shadows make the card look dark to light as you look at it from top to bottom..
Do you see it? Haha, maybe it's just my imagination.. Ok, here is a clearer picture, but not so dreamy:
Not too bad for a phone camera huh? A little tidbit: the oval that the couple is stamped on was pure white. I used copics R32 & R35 around the couple to make it less "white." It took me a few minutes to make this affect. Lots of blending. But the result was just what I wanted. With the same Copic colors I colored four primas and was pleasantly surprised how well they matched. I used 4 clear stones on the primas and two at the top of the card for dimension, but the thing that stood out to me were the embossed scalloped oval and the frame. Is it too much? Ah well, it was a Vegas wedding so I think my card qualifies. haha... Here are a couple more pictures, just of the center pieces and the cake..

The center piece for the couple's table:

The cake:

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest card! Hope you all have a good week!
Stamps: Couple & swirls (To Have & To Hold ~ Stampin' Up) & Sentiment (Kolette Hall)
Paper: Pumpkin card (Hanko); Fire heart cs (Bazzil); Copper cardstock (Stardream); white drawing paper (Canson)
Accessories: Orange to copper chiffon ribbon; 6 clear to copper stones
Inks/Markers: Tuxedo blk, potter's clay & rhubarb stalk inks (Memento); R32, R35, R20, C07, C08, C10,E47, E13, Y32 (Copics); clear shimmery & white gel pens (Sakura)
Embossed items used: Swirls and Dots (Cuttlebug)
Die cuts: Oval and scallop oval (Nestabilities)

Friday, March 5, 2010

"Sweet Sunny"

Hello again and here is the latest in my "Sweet Series" featuring some sweet images from C.C. Designs via ATS. I called this card "Sweet Sunny" because of the bright yellows and oranges. I really love the colors and how the whole card looks. In this pix I don't have a sentiment, but I ended up using "Thinking of You", I'll try to update the pix later. I almost did this card without any dp, but in the end there is a small scrap of dp where the sentiment will go. Almost, but not quite. haha...
Using Swiss Pixie Heidi again, just love her, I also masked her and added grass and some bright orange, yellow and honey blossoms to frame her. This time I stamped her on a square piece of drawing paper and added white photo tabs to the corners. I embossed the brown card with flowers and for the sentiment I found a scrap of yellow and orange cs which I framed behind some white cs. I stamped a butterfly twice and glued a small part of the body so that the wings look like they are fluttering. You can't tell, but I colored the sky blue. I'll try to take a better pix of it along with the updated sentiment and post later.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look at what I've been up to. I'm heading to Las Vegas this weekend so I might not be posting anything for the next couple of days. Hope you all have a great Friday and a wonderful weekend crafting, reading or just hanging out with family & friends. As long as you enjoy yourself! =)


Used: Swiss Pixie Heidi stamp (C.C. Designs via ATS) & grass stamp (Rubberneck Stamp Co); dark brown card, cs (Bazzil); dp (Me&My Big Ideas "Modern Milan" series); blk tuxedo ink (Memento); white gel pen (Sakura); photo corner punch (EK); embossed flowers (QuikCutz) & Copic markers

"Sweet Lilac"

Here is the 3rd card I made for my sweet series. I call this one, "Sweet Lilac" only because most of the colors are just that, lilac.. I know not creative enough yea? Eh, I'm ok with it, so yea... haha..

I used the same concept as the first sweet series card (Simply Sweet), but flipped it sideways and used another CC Design stamp. This time around it's Swiss Pixie Heidi and she's sitting down in the grass. I paper pieced her boots with some lilac bazzil cs and her dress with a flowery dp from the spring stack from DCWV. I masked Heidi then stamped the grass from The Rubberneck Stamp Co with Wild Wasabi ink from Stampin' Up and then coloring it in with Copic's New Leaf. I also drew in some blossoms.

Thanks for looking! Aloha!

Used: Swiss Pixie Heidi stamp (C.C. Designs via ATS) & grass stamp (Rubberneck Stamp Co); white card, cs (Bazzil); dp (spring stack DCWV); blk tuxedo ink (Memento); white gel pen (Sakura); wild wasabi ink (Stampin' Up); lilac chiffon ribbon (Joann's); oval and scallop oval die cuts (Nesties) & Copic markers

"Sweet Pink"

I'm gonna submit this card for the ATS Weekly Wednesday Challenge.
The theme is Dots & Stripes, here's my take on that challenge:

Stamps Used: Swiss Pixie Gretel (CC Designs via ATS), sentiment (Stampendous), grass (The Rubberneck Stamp Co.)
Ink/Markers: Blk Tuxedo ink (Memento); Wild Wasabi (Stampin' Up); various Copic markers; white gel pen (Sakura)
Papers: Cardstock (Bazzil); dp (Spring super old stack DCWV); white drawing paper (Canson); White card
Scallop circles (Nesties); butterfly punches (Martha Stewart)
Pink gem
Thanks for stopping to look. Have a great weekend!!

My Sweet Series - "Simply Sweet"

Good Friday to you all. It's the end of the week, TGIF and the weekend is finally here. Hope you all had a great week and enjoy the weekend starting today.

I've been using a couple of the C.C. Design stamps from ATS (All That Scraps) to make some Spring cards. Been having a lot of fun with a few of the Swiss Pixies and a Sugarplum. I call this series of cards "My Sweet" series cause I think these stamp images are so sweet!
The 1st one I have is called "Simply Sweet"

Using Sugarplums Lil Bug Emma as the center of attention, with a fun dp background, some bling, a sparkly ribbon and a simple oval frame I just think she is so sweet! I paper pieced her dress and used an EK border punch to create a fancy hem for her dress.

Used: Copic markers, Tuxedo Blk ink, Sakura white gel pen, Bazzil cs, a really old dp from DCWV Spring stack, oval and scallop oval nesties, white card, lilac chiffon ribbon from Joann's, grass green rhinestones from Recollections & scallop border punch from EK.


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tuesday Morning

Good morning!
Hope your day is going well. I just wanted to put these up before I left for work, I'm already late, so might as well.. =) Sorry about the pictures, the background is awful, but hopefully it won't detract from the images. =/
I made a gift bag and card set for the AMANDA letters. Going simple and using the left over paper plus some nesties, embossing folders and ribbon. Update on the ribbon I chose for the AMANDA letters: it was blue to match the blue paper. You can see a picture of it in the close up of the tag. The sentiment stamps I used are from Stampin' Up.
Here's the front of the card:

The inside of the card:

The tag, notice the blue ribbon:

The bag:

And the complete set:

Well gonna get my behind in gear and get to work.. Hope you all have a fabulous Tuesday and I'll see you back either tonight or tomorrow!!
PS-I will list the supplies later today. Bye!

Monday, March 1, 2010


Good evening! Hope you all had a really good day and a restful night. I just finished this set of letters for one of my co-workers. I was told to pick and choose the colors and theme, just go with it, I trust you.. O man, what crafter doesn't love to here those words? haha.. Here's what I came up with:

I decided to go for a some what Asian flair with the dp and the punched out Sakuras.
I purchased the letters at Michael's, gotta look for another place they're gettin' expensy, and chose some dp and cardstock I had picked up at past conventions. The color palette of reds, pinks, blue & brown is going off of the pinkish dp paper, check out the 2nd "A" for details.
This 1st "A" was cut out with this really cute dp from My Mind's Eye. It's called Uniquely You Special Swirls Paper. I just love the swirls on the paper and the red is amazing:

For the "M" I used a dark brown cs called french silk. I dry embossed it with the swirls embossing folder, then punched out some red small sakuras from the dp used to make the first "A", I also punched out a couple vibrant blue sakuras and for the center blossoms I punched out some pink from the dp:

For the 2nd "A" I used another dp from My Mind's Eye. This one is called Pretty Please "Pink Floral" paper. I love this paper! It was the inspiration behind the color palette I chose. It's so cute with the swirls and different flowers:

For the "N" I used vibrant blue cs and dry embossed it with the tiny dots. I chose Anya "Rain" with out her umbrella, as a cute accessory. I think she looks pretty cute against that back drop of vibrant blue cs (Bazzil) and berrylicious (Bazzil) cs cut out as sakuras with the larger Sakura in the corner. For the center blossoms I punched them out using the dark brown cs:

For the "D" I made this paper myself using some cool Komodo ink stamps I purchased at the Carson Stamp Convention. I've been meaning to use them since I purchased, just haven't had a chance to ink them up until now. I used bashful blue and real read ink from S/U and Memento rich cocoa, stamping the images of sakuras and waves onto white cardstock.. I always try to make the dp at least for one letter. It's totally fun creating your own with cool inks and stamps:

Lastly is the final "A". I used the berrylicious card stock and dry embossed it with swirls. Included a few of the same sakuras and a few cut out flowers from the dp:

I'm not too sure what kind of ribbon I will add, will check what stock I have enough of, but I was thinking either brown or white.. We'll see.. And that is that! haha.. So happy with the way it came out. Can't wait to see Amanda's reaction.
Thanks again for stopping by and wishing you a great Tuesday! Aloha!

Monday Morning...

Happy Monday everyone! Wow, I missed the tea party over at TGF, but was able to join in the fun and just finished checking out all the fabulous cards that the CA&F have posted for release day! Great job ladies! You are always inspiring... Be sure to check out all the cuteness and fun over at the TGF blog & the CA&F blog.

I finished this card yesterday for the Saturday sketch over at CA&F:

Here is the sketch:

While at Michaels the other day, I found this awesome Western DP. I knew I was going to use my new Cheeky Cherry Shooter stamp from TGF with this awesome dp from Creative Imagination. This sketch gave me the rest of my idea.
I used Shooter and the little horse from the TGF set, McSlendid Farm, as my centerpiece. I just thought she would look really cute on top of the horse. I added a "saddle" by cutting out a piece of the dp and adding it on to the horse's back.
The 1/2 circle in the background is supposed to be a stagecoach wheel, I had to use several different shades of browns (Copics) to get this distressed look.. And to make it look even more run down, I used a white gel pen and wiped it off with tissue. Yes, it took me a while to cut out the spokes on the wheel, they are some what symetrical, haha. The star in the middle, framing out Shooter and Sally (I named her horse), was cut from my Cricut machine. On the cartridge its labeled the sun die, but I used the black out option and now it looks like a sheriff's star/badge. The Dp is pink and if you look closely you can see the cowgirl riding her horse in the background..

The stripe going down the center horizontally is a strip of the Western dp. (More cutting) I used 4 different sized circles to make the bullseye for the sentiment and all I could think of was "Giddyup" for the label.. Adding a little dimension and some corner punches to the background paper rounded this card out.. Let me just say, this is one big card (8"x6"), but I don't think it would look as good as a regular 4x6 card. Well thanks for stopping by.. Have a great Monday!

Stamp: Shooter (TGF); little horse (TGF McSlendid Farm)
Inks/Markers: Blk Tuxedo & Ruby Red (Memento); Copics; brown pen; vintage sepia
Papers: Chocolate brown cs for the card; light turqouise paper for backdrop; Ash brown cs for the wheel; Western DP for star and border(Creative Imaginations-Debbie Mumm); pink cs for bullseye;
Punches: Star (Cricut); circle punches (S/U, Marvy Uchida); Martha Stewart corner punch
Little dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug)