Saturday, January 30, 2010

More Good News!

More good news.....just check out the right side of my blog to see where I'll be a guest designer for February!
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Friday, January 29, 2010

Friends With Flair

Another Friday! Thanks goodness.....I've been feeling a little under the this will be short and sweet.

Remember to check out the Unity Blog so you can see the whole list of todays participants, and don't forget to look for the blinkie, for your chance to win.
I love to cut out my words in a sentiment....especially if you have no where on your
card to place a certain size sentiment.

Stamps: January kotm
Paper: PTI - Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet, White, BG Urban Prairie
Ink: PTI Aqua Mist, Berry Sorbet
Misc: SU Edge Punch, nesties, buttons, twine, piercer

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010


I have some fantastic news to share with all my friends in blogland!

I have been chosen as a Guest Designer over at

for the month of September!

How cool is that?

ok ok.....I know its a long ways off, but hey, I'm super excited!!!

If you haven't been there to check out all that Faith has to offer....

you need to, she has got quite a collection.

Who might see Speedy the Cat while you are there!

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More Ways to Use Designer Paper

I have a couple more cards to show you....that will help you use up some of those paper scraps you have laying around! I have so many scraps laying around, and I can't bring myself to pitch them out until they are about the size of my thumbnail! Ok, maybe not quite that small, but you see what I'm saying. I punched out these circles with my 1-1/4" circle punch and the 3/4" circle punch and just kind of glued them down. So Simple to do, and it really does use those small pieces of paper you hate to part with.

Stamps: PTI Blooming Button Bits
Paper: PTI White, Basic Grey Offbeat dp, and SU dp
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Misc: different sized punches
Thanks for stopping by today.
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Monday, January 25, 2010

Triple Challenge Card

I very rareyly combine challenges, but as I was browsing my Google Reader
tonight, decided I'd give it a try. So this card is for the following challenges:
365 Cards - challenge to use Pink, Princess and Paisley....I swear I used the
paisly cuttlebug folder....if you look close, you'll see it.
2RedBananas - challenge to make your own b/g paper....
I used polka dot basics to stamp white dots on the pink paper.
Mojo Monday - sketch challenge
Go check them all out!
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Stamps: An unknown Princess set from TAC, PTI Polka Dot Basics
Paper: Pink Pirouette, PTI White, and BG Two Scoops
Ink: Pretty in Pink
Misc: Buttons, nesties, ribbon, glitter (*shudder*) I don't normally
do glitter, but I figured with a princess card....well,
it was just the right thing to do!
Thanks for swinging by my blog today!
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CAS Monday

Its another CAS challenge over at SCS. The challenge this week is to use designer paper. I have an issue when it comes to using my dp.....I don't like to cut it! Its like a $50 bill, once you break it, it just seems to be gone in no time. So once I cut into that big 12 x 12 piece of paper, its like its gone!!! I'm finding that even with all of my 6 x 6 paper.....the same thing is starting to happen, so I tend to hoard my paper!
There are so many ways to use dp.... its nice with just a small piece on a white card...just to give it a little bit of color. This is also a good way to use up your scraps.

Stamps: PTI Baby Button Bits
Paper: PTI White, SU bashful blue paper and dp, and also pretty in pink paper and dp
Ink: Versafine black
Misc: Long scalloped rectangle nesties, and buttons of course!

Stop back tomorrow, I'll have some more great uses on how to use up some of your scrap dp!

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Stars & Stripes

A friend just told me about a new challenge blog....who doesn't love a good challenge? Here is the link to Stars & Stripes they are affiliated with Operation Write Home....where you can send your cards to OWH and they send them to our troops so they can use them to send home to their families. If you are looking for a place to send your cards...this is a fantastic cause!

They just posted their very first sketch challenge on the is my card for the challenge:

This is my newest set from PTI, and I've been dying to ink it up!!!

Stamps: PTI Through the Trees, PTI Blooming Button Bits
Paper: Kraft, Pure Poppy, White, Green Tea Leaves dp
Ink: Fresh Snow, Pure Poppy
Misc: twine

Thanks for stopping by, and go check out OWH!

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Unity Friends with FLAIR Friday

Man I love Fridays!! Especially when I'm off work, they are the best! I also love Fridays because its Friends With Flair at Unity. Don't forget to check out the entire blog list and look for the winning blinky!

I decided to combine a few challenges for my card today....the Ways to Use it challenge over at SCS, and the Limelight Challenge. But first.....there is a story behind this card...or at least the makings of this card.

It started on my lunchbreak Thursday. I needed some canvas or muslin or something so I could do the challenge over at Limelight. So I get this wild idea to head out to WM at lunch and get some. So I'm wandering around the sewing section, find the stuff I need and I go to get in line and there is a woman with at least 80 different types of fabric and she is getting 2 yards of every one! YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME??? Do I look like I have 3 hours to stand around? I need this muslin cut and I need it NOW...not at 6pm tonight....its called a lunch HOUR for a reason! Plus, there is only one woman doing the cutting!!! So as I'm silently having a meltdown inside....these ladies are standing around chatting....guess they had all day to spend with each other. After 20 LOOOONG minutes in line.....(ok, so maybe it wasn't 80 different types of fabric) I finally got my one measely yard of muslin and headed for the checkouts!

Sooooo...enjoy this card today I went thru alot to get the materials to make it!

Stamps: Unity December kotm
Paper: Kraft, SU Flock Together dp, Barely Banana, White
Ink: SU markers, tempting turquoise
Misc: Muslin, buttons, Lace Trim, dimensionals, nesties

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

No Cards

No cards tonight, but I do have something crafty to share. I've been making jewelry for years...I just love the fact you can make something and put it right on....kind of instant gratification like cards.

I bought these wooden and silver beads on my lunch break today, as well as that toggle closure. Came hope and just whipped it up. I used beading wire and crimp beads as well. I was going to make some earrings to match but my needle nose pliers seem to have walked off, and I'm out of headpins. I'll be sure to post a pic of the earrings when I make them.

Thanks for stopping by and I'll have some cards up this weekend.

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Monday, January 18, 2010


Another CAS challenge over at SCS...don't you just love CAS???
Its just so.....clean...and uh....simple!!!!

This week it's a color challenge. The challenge is to use a shade of Teal, White and one other color. I've been playing with photoshop most of this evening, and I'm loving it!! So much to learn, but so many options!

Stamps: Mega Mixed Messages, Turning a New Leaf
Paper: Ocean Tides, Black, White
Ink: Ocean Tides, Vintage Cream
Misc: DMC thread, ribbon, nesties

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great Monday!

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Pinks and Greens and a Cool Sketch

This card is for the Hope Stamps Eternal Cupcake Challenge
and the Crazy 4 Challenges sketch challenge.
I chose to use the colors in those scrumptious cupcakes as my inspiration.
I just love the look of pink and green together.

Stamps: Cakeabella, Stamping Bella sentiment
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Ripe Avocado, Origins Basic Grey, White
Ink: Memento Black, Ripe Avocado
Misc: ribbon, dimensionals, adhesive pearls, punches

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Moxie Fab

Moxie Fab!
hmmmm....I love Moxie Fab, don't you?
Right now they have a challenge over there to make a
card from Start to Finish! the inside too!

This is my Moxie Fab submission!

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Stamps: Verve Wishing You
Paper: PTI Pure Poppy, PTI Black & White Basics, PTI White, black
Ink: Versafine Black, Pure Poppy
Misc: Buttons, jute twine

Thanks for stopping in....let me know what you think!
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Sunday, January 10, 2010


Just a quicky post today of my CAS card for Mondays challenge over at SCS.
I love, love, love these birdies!
Don't ya need them, don't ya wanna touch them, and how about those luscious buttons?
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Stamps: Everyday Button Bits PTI
Paper: PTI White, Aqua Mist, Dark Choc
Ink: Soft Suede
Misc: Ribbon, Buttons
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Friday, January 8, 2010

Friday Friends with Flair

Its Friday.....thank goodness!!! Not because its FWF, but just because its Friday!!! Its been a loooooong draining week!

Valentine's Day is coming up!!! Time to make cards for your honeys! Not just your significant other either. Everyone loves cards....I'm sure I'll be sending to some people, maybe my mom, sis, sis in law, nieces, and of course for dh and my boys! So go ahead, whip up some cards and brighten someones day!!

For this card, I pulled out my Unity July kotm.....lovin that little heart in there.

I stamped the heart 3 times on the white....then stamped it 3 times on a different piece and cut it out. I popped it up on dimensionals and added the buttons. Easy peasy. That little love sentiment came from the July kit also.

Don't forget to hop on over to the Unity blog and check out what all the peeps got goin on today! Also look for the blinkie and leave a comment to try and win some Unity rubber!

Now if you'll also hop on over to Sharons blog you can check out her challenge today also!

Stamps: Unity July kotm
Paper: PTI White, pure poppy, Black
Ink: Pure Poppy, memento black
Misc: buttons, jute twine, ribbon, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by and seeing me today!

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Monday, January 4, 2010

Clean and Simple

More CAS cards....I just love this style. Our theme this week was Valentine's Day! That fabulous holiday where the men in our lives buy us something romantic and take us out to dinner....right???
Well....on with my card.... or should I say cards!!! You know I have a hard time stopping at just 1.
I guess this first one shows my slight button obsession, huh? I couldn't help it! I used my Unity December kotm on this one. This kit is quickly becoming my favorite of all of my kotm!

Stamps: Unity Dec kotm
Paper: PTI White, red, pink
Ink: versafine black
Misc: buttons

This next card and the 3rd card are so very very simple...just used my scor pal and piercer, a couple buttons and wham're done!

Stamps: Unity Dec kotm
Paper: Kraft
Ink: versafine black
Misc: buttons, jute twine, peircer

Stamps: Unity Dec kotm
Paper: Kraft
Ink: versafine black
Misc: buttons, jute twine, piercer

Thanks for stopping by today, be sure to check back again!

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Friday, January 1, 2010

Limited Supplies and Taylor's Sketch Challenge

I decided to do todays Limited Supplies Challenge at SCS and Taylors Sketch Challenge found here. The limited supplies challenge was to use something new. I used my new Blooming Button Bits from PTI, just got it the other day, along with my new paper and buttons!

Stamps: Blooming Button Bits, Turning a New Leaf - PTI
Paper: Terra Cotta Tile, Vintage White, Ripe Avocado - All PTI
Ink: Terra Cotta Tile, Ripe Avocado , Vintage Cream
Misc: Nesties, jute twine, Terra Cotta Tile Buttons

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Happy New Year

Wow, who can believe its 2010!!!

I have a couple things on the agenda for is Friends With Flair over at I have a card for that. Don't forget to check out all the other blogs and look for the blinkie for your chance at winning some Unity rubber.

I used my new December is definitely one of my favorite kotm! I love this flourish stamp! And would you take a look at that yumalicious satin ribbon!!!! I got it from Mandy over at Limelight! She's got some new BG paper in, and always has a fab selection of everything. If you've never been there, or its been a while.....go check it out here!

I just wanted to take a minute to tell Mandy thanks for allowing me to be the guest designer for Limelight for the month of December. It went quick, and I'm not sure if its because I had so much fun, or because it was December, and we all know how busy that month can be! Anyways....thanks Mandy for a wonderful opportunity!

Stamps: Unity December kotm
Paper: Kraft, Vanilla
Ink: Vintage Cream
Misc: pearls, ribbon, punch

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