Friday, February 25, 2011

Raise the Bar with Unity's FWF

Hello peeps in blogland!!!

Todays card is for the challenge over at

The challenge this week is to make something with
a mug on it, or someone holding a mug of something warm.

It's also for todays Friends With Flair at
You'll wanna start at the Unity Blog to see who all
is participating today
keep an eye out for the Unity blinkie,
you could be a winner of a ton of Unity stamps!

Here is my card -

Details -
Paper: Kraft, Very Vanilla, Elegant Souiree dp
Ink: Versafine black
Misc: Framed Tulips ef from SU, twine, button, dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

CASE Study

Hello hello!!!!!
I sure hope you are having a happy Thursday so far!
Wow....there were so many awesome cards for last weeks challenge!

Today is our fabulous muse Eva's last day.
It has been such a joy to case her cards this month.
Thanks so much for joining us this week Eva!!

Here is her fabulous inspiration card for this week -

We are sponsored this week by the

(winner chooses 3 digi's)

Now it's your turn, if you haven't played with us before, its very simple.
Just get some inspiration from Eva's card (above):
It can be the colors, layout, techniques, or whatever, and use it on your sample.
You could also CASE the entire thing. In other words, there really aren't any rules except to have fun!

Be sure to check out what the DT has done this week:

Julie (you're here)

....and here is my card -
Someone "very" close to me is pregnant....and I'm SO
excited for them!!!

So, if you are "very" close to me and you're may be getting this card!

I seriously need to perfect my copic skills or they are going to have to go!
They are taking up space....and I just can't get the hang of them!
Paper: White, Kraft, Fine Linen, Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage dp
Ink: Versafine black
Misc: ribbon, EK Success border punch, modern label punch, copics

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!
I appreciate all of the wonderful comments you leave here for me!

Make sure to check in next week to see who the next muse is
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Monday, February 21, 2011

There She Goes and Shabby Tea Room Challenges

After a weekend of absolutely NO stamping.....I needed to get
into my stamp room after work tonight.  I had picked a few
challenges that I wanted to combine and here they are!

There She Goes - their challenge is to make
a card Julie Lacey style!  I was ON IT!!!  I love her style!
I totally enjoyed pulling out my "inner Lacey style"

the other challenge is

Shabby Tea Room - to use buttons and bows!
What an awesome challenge for the image I had in mind!

here is my card -

Details -
Stamps: Rainy Day Bethany from SNSS, and an Amuse sentiment
Paper: kraft, white, Echo Park dp
Ink: Versafine black
Misc: SU border punch, ribbon, pin, button, bakers twine

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Raise the Bar

Happy Friday to ya - everyone out in blogland!!!
Todays challenge over at Raise the Bar is to make a card
using your favorite animated character as inspiration.

This stumped I was never a super hero/animated kinda girl.
BUT....after discussing childhood with my little sis, I realized that I
freakin loved totally loved her!!! card was born...... blue and white to remind me of smurfette,
and the yellow to remind me of the purty flower in her hair!

Have fun with this one folks!

Stamps: W+9 Mehndi Medallions, Fillable Frames #5 from  PTI
Paper: White, Harvest Gold
Ink: So Saffron, Ballet Blue
Misc: ribbon, button, dimensionals

Happy Friday to ya!
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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Curtain Call, Allsorts, Featured Stamper Card

Happy Sunday everyone!
I have high hopes of more stamping today,
but to get me started here is a quickie little CAS
for a few challenges...

Curtain Call Color Challenge


Featured Stamper

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Stamps: Little Shapes-SU, Fillable Frames 5 & 10 - PTI
Paper: White, crumbcake, very vanilla
Ink: pure poppy, sahara sand
Misc: nesties, PTI die, twine, dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today.....have a great Sunday
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Friday, February 11, 2011

Raising the Bar With Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps

Hello blog friends!

I've got a couple things going on here on the blog today.

First,  today is Raise the Bar Friday where you need to make
a Valentine's card without using Red or Pink.

It's not as hard as it sounds...give it a try!

Go see what the full time bartenders have done this week...
I saw some pretty cool creations in the "breakroom"
Anita - ThanhJoni

This also coincides with my card for the Sweet 'n Sassy Blog Hop
that starts today.....and the best part is that you get to play along!

Now, friends, is gonna be fun!!!

Head on over to the Sweet 'n Sassy blog
to check out all the fun

My card:
Paper: Kraft, White, black, SU dp
Misc: nesties, PTI dies, heart bling, rhinestones

Have fun playing along with SNSS!!!!
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Color Q - Flourishes - IC - and Tuesday Throwdown

Lots of challenges combined for this little card!

These were all fun challenges, hope you play too.

my card -
Stamps: Fillable Frames #5
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride SU dp,
Cryogen White, and Kraft
Ink: Versafine black
Misc: Drippy goo punch, prima flower, button, pearls
Thanks for stopping by the blog today....see you tomorrow for a CASE Study challenge

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Just a quickie post before work to get my card up
for the JUGS challenge this week!
What a wonderful sketch!
You can just pile it all on up in the corner!
Come play along!

Stamps: Text Style II b/g and Fillable Frames # 5 - both PTI
Paper: Terra cotta, Vanilla, Vellum
Ink: Terra cotta, Ranger antique linen
Misc: MS doily, twine, crocheted doily, felt, su punch

thanks for stopping by the blog today!!
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Monday, February 7, 2011

Make it Monday at Papertrey Ink

Ok, wow....I'm inspired!
If you have absolutely no clue what I'm talking about,
head on over to Nichole's blog and check
out all of the details.

I love having a PTI challenge to participate in EVERY STINKING MONDAY!!!
How cool!!!

Here is my card for today's very first
Make it Monday Challenge

Stamps: (all PTI) Fillable Frames 4 & 5, Birthday Basics,
Round & Round, Signature Greetings, and
Signature Series Butterfly
Paper: (all PTI) Kraft, Pure Poppy, White
Ink: Pure Poppy, Versafine black
Misc: buttons and twine

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you play along this week.
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Sunday, February 6, 2011

More Challenges

More cards today....from yesterdays stamping!

This first one is for -


My card -

Stamps: House Mouse - Be Mine Monica
Paper: Gray, BG Sugar Rush, Cryogen White
Ink: Memento Black
Misc: Nesties, silver bling, copics, PTI Impression Plate

This next card is for the -

I love CAS.....

My card:

Stamps: SU - Have a Seat, PTI - Text Style II b/g
Paper: PTI White
Ink: Ranger Crushed Olive, Versafine Black
Misc: twine, rhinestones, scor pal

Thanks for stopping by today.....Have a great Sunday and

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Challenge Card

I found some time to stamp today....taking the pics
and editing the photos takes me longer than making the cards.
Maybe I need an "editor!"

This card was done for the following challenges -

My card:

Stamps: SU Branch Out, PTI Fillable Frames #2
Paper: Kraft, Cryogen white, DCWV Linen Closet
Ink: Soft Suede, Hawaiin shores
Misc: Silver bling, dimensionals, corner rounder

I'll be back tomorrow with some more challenge cards.
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Papertrey Favorites

Can you believe that Papertrey has been around for 4 years???
There is an AMAZING prize over on Nichole's blog
so go check that out!!
Over $700 in PTI products!  CAN YOU IMAGINE:

You can enter 1 of 2 ways....
either post a comment and tell her what your
favorite PTI product was for all of 2010...

or you can link up your fave project of 2010
that you made with PTI products!!!

I had a couple favorites (one was published in a magazine)
which you can see here

but I really really loved this one!

Card details:
Stamps: Signature Greetings, and Turning a New Leaf - PTI
Paper: kraft, Webster Pages dp, white
Ink: Soft Suede, Old Olive
Misc: twine, button, MS doily
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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Raise the Bar Friday!'s Friday, and I'm home sick from work.
Oh well, guess I'll just blog and stamp for the day.

It's time for a Raise the Bar challenge
and its a cool one.

Your challenge is to
"show us some love"
(just make sure there is a heart somewhere on your card!)

Definitely check out what the design team has done this week -

Now it's your turn to play along with us.....
there were so many incredible creations this past week,
and we can't wait to see what you come up with!

my card:

Card Details:
Stamps: Little Anki - SCACD, Signature Series Butterfly - PTI,
the doily was stamped by my friend Stacy and embossed -
Nana's Needlework from Gina K
Paper: Kraft, White, SU dp, vellum
Ink: Soft Suede
Misc: Nesties, ribbon, copics, dimensionals
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sweet 'n Sassy Goodness

Time for some Sweet 'n Sassy goodness....
this is a yummy little birthday card I whipped up with
one of the sentiments from Sweet Birthday Wishes

Card details:
Paper: Doodlebug dp, kraft, tempting turqouise, white
Misc: nesties, PTI die, ribbon, twine, button, pearls, dimensionals

Enjoy  your day and remember to hop on over to the
SNSS store and check out all the wonderful new releases!

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