Monday, February 28, 2011


Here's my entry for MFTWSC#8.  I just love these bears, they make me smile!
Thanks for stopping by, hope your week is off to a great start.

stamps - Polar Love
paper - chocolate, kraft, pale plum, hawaiian shores, Happy Spots (PTI), white
ink - memento, copics, chocolate
acc - scallop die, lavender moon ribbon, dimensionals, label punch

Friday, February 25, 2011

PTI February Blog Hop

This month's PTI blog hop is all about scallops.  Since I couldn't think of anything special to do with them, I decided to use the scallop "negative" and make waves for this sailboat.
I had a horrible time getting a decent picture this morning because all this SNOW is making it so gray and gloomy out. 
You can find all the details and participants for this blog hop on Nichole's blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Men of Life
paper - spring rain, blueberry sky, new leaf, white
ink - pure poppy, dark chocolate
acc - medium scallop border die, circle nesties, dimensionals

Thursday, February 24, 2011


I managed to sneak this one into the gallery before the deadline, phew!  I decided to color the cups instead of piecing them (this time).  I also wanted to use bright colors.  I accomplished that, lol!
All our snow melted last week, yay, then we got hit Sunday evening with several inches in the space of a few hours.  We ended up being out in it because hubby and I got to have a date ~ we went to see "Unknown".  Great movie!  It warmed up slightly, enought to put a nice shiny icey coating on everything. Now we are supposed to get EIGHT more inches tonight(Thursday).  Ugh!!!!!  I am sooo ready for spring!

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Miss You a Latte
paper - regal rose, certainly celery, white, jillibean soup pp, su pp
ink - black, copics
acc - corner chomper, dimensionals, photo corner punch, enchanted evening ribbon

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Another SFYTT Sample

Here's another February Sketch For You To Try card, sponsored by Anita Be Stampin.  I flipped and mirror-imaged the sketch so my bear stamp would fit, it is a very LARGE stamp!  He is paper-pieced and popped up, and there are sparkles on the flowers that my camera didn't pick up.  You still have a few days to enter a card for this sketch if you haven't yet!  All the details can be found HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Bears & Bunches
paper - soft suede, certainly celery, wild wasabi, white, cool carribbean, SU pp (I forget the name)
ink - memento, copics, suede
acc - berry sorbet ribbon, nesties, canvas imp plate, swiss dots emb folder, dimensionals, ruby pearl paint, sakura star dust pen, oval punch, heart punch, rhinestone

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Get Well Soon!

I've had this super cute set for almost a year, and this is the first time it's seen ink.  I made this to send to my MIL who was in the hospital.  This set is from Inky Antics, you can see the whole thing HERE.  They have really cute stuff, but in my opinion, the quality of the clear stamps is not as good as others I've used.  Will it stop me from picking up more of these cute turtles?  Probably not!  They are just too cute!

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Sick Turtle (Inky Antics)
paper - hawaiian shores, aqua mist, white, berry sorbet
ink - memento black, copics
acc - berry sorbet ribbon, dimensionals, circle nesties, medium scallop border die (PTI), swiss dots emb folder

Monday, February 21, 2011

PTI Posse February Petite Challenge

Our Posse Petite Challenge for February was to do something cool with sentiments.  I created a little background block with "birthday wishes". 
It only took me two tries to get it to work, yippee!
You can find all the details for this challenge HEREThanks for stopping by!

stamps - Birthday Basics, Mega Mixed Messages, Beautiful Blooms
paper - new leaf, cream, chocolate, plum pudding
ink - chocolate, wild wasabi
acc - beautiful blooms die, button, hawaiian shores felt, ric rac die

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cleaning Out - Lots For Sale!

I am cleaning out and have lots of stuff for sale!  Check it out, free shipping!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Another 30th Birthday

My sister's 30th birthday is today, and this is the card I made her.  I had a horrible time trying to take a decent picture of it.  I promise the cake isn't so fluorescent in real life!
Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Who's That Birthday Girl (MFT)
paper - pixielicious pp, chartreuse, melon berry, white, black, marvelous magenta (how many of you still have THIS color in your stash, lol)
ink - black, copics
acc - liquid applique, corner chomper, pearls, scallop edge punch, dimensionals

Friday, February 18, 2011

PTI Posse February Challenge

Maggie challenged the Papertrey Posse to create a card (or project) that is all about your favorite things--images, colors, materials, etc.  I hope you'll play along - you can find all the details HERE.
My favorite things as evidenced by this card:  (well, my favorite things right now, lol)
1.  colors - blueberry sky and spring rain, with chartreuse, moss and red thrown in
2.  ink - fresh snow
3.  background stamps - polka dot basics 2
4.  dies - beautiful blooms II #3, limitless layers
5.  material - felt
6.  embellishment - button
7.  texture - canvas impression plate (on the blueberry square)

Funny, these are some of my favorite things, but it's not my favorite card, lol!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Totally Hues Challenge 1

My friend Heather, who does amazing things with color, has started a color challenge.  I finally got to play along!  Check out the details for the Totally Hues color challenges here  .Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: (all PTI unless noted)
stamps - Green Thumb
paper - simply chartreuse, hawaiian shores, harvest gold, hibiscus burst, white
ink - black
acc - beautiful blooms II #3 die, embossing folder from SU (I can never remember it's name), harvest gold button, rhinestones (kaisercraft), dimensionals

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

PTI Make It Monday - Vellum Sentiment Strip

This week's PTI Make It Monday challenge was to use a vellum sentiment strip.  I stamped some cheery "sunflowers" for a background and added some scallops and silk ribbon.  The sentiment strip wraps around the top two layers, and those two layers are popped up with dimensionals on the card base I ran through my Big Shot with the canvas impression plate.

I added some glitter to the flower centers with my sakura clear glitter pen,
but it doesn't show up here.

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - All About You, Friends Til the End
paper - summer sunrise, harvest gold, white, spring moss
ink - black, summer sunrise, daffodil delight
acc - corner chomper, dimensionals, canvas ip, silk ribbon, med scallop border die, vellum

Monday, February 14, 2011


Phew!  Last week was busy, and I had little time/motivation to stamp.  So yesterday I got this made, so my streak is still alive for participating in MFTWSC!!!! 
I went more with my style on this one, graphic and colorful!  Or clean-er and simple-r.

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Polar Love
paper - kraft, concord crush, melon berry, concord crush pp, almost amethyst, pear pizzazz
ink - concord crush
acc - corner chomper, nesties, rolled rose die, open scallop die, leaves die, heart punch, peach satin ribbon, pearl, blueberry sky felt

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Today's PTI challenge was to pick a color combo from one of the designers and make a card with it.  I chose Nichole's combo, kraft-chocolate-melon berry-terracotta tile.
I used a couple copics to add some depth/shading so it wasn't so boring.  This came together very fast, and I'm really happy with it!  It looks a little wonky in the pic, but it's just the angle.  Really.

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Friends Til the End
paper - kraft, melon berry, terracotta tile
ink - chocolate, copics, white gel pen
acc - corner chomper, dimensionals, cream satin ribbon, chocolate pearl

PTI swatchbook clearout

I am looking to clear out my remaining inventory of PTI swatchbooks that I made, so check out the details here:
PTI swatch book clearout

Psst, they are only $10 plus free shipping!  Check it out!

Monday, February 7, 2011


Here's my entry for MFTWSC #5.  One of my very good friends is celebrated a milestone birthday this weekend, and this was for her.  Unfortunately, the weather caused us to miss her surprise party, boohoo! 
I used a few edge punches to help decorate the cake layers.  Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Who's That Birthday Girl
paper - kraft, vanilla, baja breeze, pacific point, old olive, october afternoon pp
ink - memento, copics
acc - scallop border die, loopy edge punch (MS), apron lace edge punch, 1/8" circle punch, dimensionals, swiss dots emb folder, razzleberry ribbon, photo corner punch, nesties

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Favorite PTI Cards

**Click HERE for my SFYTT guest designer post**

It's PTI anniversary time, and in order to gain an extra entry into a contest with a fantastic prize package, we have to re-post our favorite PTI card from the last year.  Well, I couldn't pick just one, so here's a couple for you:
Thanks for stopping by!

I'm the February SFYTT Guest Designer!!!!

I'm so excited to be February's guest designer for Jen's SFYTT !!!!!
Here is the sketch for the month of February:

And here is my sample:

This month's sketch is sponsored by Anita Be Stampin.  What cute images they have!  You can find all the details for SFYTT on Jen's blog.  I hope you'll play along!  Check out what the SFYTT Sister have done with this sketch:

Amber Hight
Amy Rohl
Amy Sheffer
Carole Burrage
Jodi Collins
Kelly Lunceford
Kerry Johnson
Leigh O'Brien
Megan Lock
Sony Christoph
Susan Liles

Thanks for stopping by!

stamps - Bears & Bunches (AnitaBeStampin)
paper - kraft, cream, dusty durango, some minty stuff I pulled from the bottom of my scrap pile, melon berry, Beloved pp (MME)
ink - memento, copics
acc - corner chomper, key tag punch, 3 for you flower punch, pearls, blossom nesties, peach satin ribbon, crochet lace trim, dimensionals

Friday, February 4, 2011

Viva la Verve Feb #1

Here's my VLVFeb sketch 1 entry.  I just love this little monkey!  It certainly pays to enter challenges - I won the bonus prize for playing along with all 4 MFT sketches last month, woohoo!

Thanks for stopping by, come back tomorrow for some fun news!