Saturday, November 16, 2013

Unscripted Sketches #231

Hi there! I hope y'all have had a good week! It is time for Unscripted Sketches #231. This was a fun sketch to play with! 


I used some patterned paper from the This & That Christmas line by Echo Park. The sentiment is from MFT Stamps, and I finished my card off with some ribbon and some pearls. Pretty simple! I love the pieced look to this card!


I hope you'll join us at Unscripted Sketches this week and play along with this sketch! Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

Supplies:
Paper: kraft cardstock,red cardstock, Echo Park This & That patterned paper
Stamps:MFT Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Kaisercraft pearls, ribbon, foam tape, MFT Mini Scallop Die-namic

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Unscripted Sketches #230

Hi there!! Wow, it has been a LONG time since I posted...since July I believe! If you remember correctly, in May we were blessed with such a sweet little boy! Between being his mommy (the best job in the whole world!) and working as a 6th grade teacher, I have found very little (okay...more like none at all) time for stamping. There were times when I really contemplated just getting rid of everything. However, I started trying to pick it back up and remembered how much I loved making cards! 

I made this card with Unscripted Sketches #230.


I kept it clean and simple using some My Mind's Eye patterned papers and a sentiment stamp from Taylored Expressions. I popped the papers up with foam tape and finished my card off with a trio of pearls.



Before I say good-bye today, here's a recent photo of my sweet little six-month-old boy!! 



Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Supplies:
Paper: cream, Smokey Shadow (PTI) cardstock, MME patterned papers
Stamps: Taylored Expressions
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Polka Dots Cuttlebug Embossing folder, foam tape, Kaisercraft pearls, corner rounder

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Home is Where You Hang Your Heart

Hey y'all! I'm popping in today to share another recent card I made with you. I made this one for my aunt and uncle's housewarming party. They recently build a log cabin (with a red roof and a red door), so I made them a card congratulating them on their new home. Their new home is so beautiful! Here's a photo of my Aunt Mary with their cake. 


I used the Day or Night stamp set by There She Goes Clear Stamps for this card. I always use a card sketch when I make a card, but this time I kinda had this layout in my head and just went with it. I love how it turned out. :) The background is embossed with the Perfectly Paisley embossing folder by Cuttlebug. The patterned paper is one of my oldest favorites - October Afternoon Farm Fresh. I pretty much have just scraps of this paper left, but I knew it would work perfectly with the country-feel of their home. I did some stitching and finished my card off with a big, loopy bow and some rhinestones. 


Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend! :)

Supplies:
Paper: PTI Kraft, Taylored Expressions Choice Buttercream, October Afternoon Farm Fresh
Stamps: Day or Night by There She Goes Clear Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Accessories: ribbon, Kaisercraft rhinestones, sewing machine, kraft thread, Cuttlebug Perfectly Paisley embossing folder, Classic Circle Nestabilities, Scallop Circle Nestabilities, foam dots

Friday, July 12, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Hi there! Wow, it has been so long since I last posted to my blog! I haven't given up card-making, but as I'm sure many of you can understand, it is definitely harder with a newborn. :) I try to get my house-cleaning and card-making done during naptime now - when I'm not taking a nap myself! Haha! My customers have been keeping me busy ordering monogrammed notecard sets, so even though I haven't posted to my blog lately, I have been doing a good bit of card-making! 

A customer asked me to make a religious birthday card for her. I used the Flower Blocks 2 stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I love this stamp set! I treated myself to it recently...not like I needed another stamp set *especially when I haven't been stamping lately* but y'all know how it is. :) I am actually really happy with how this card turned out! I am not good at coloring flowers at ALL, but I tried, and hopefully with practice I will get better! I wish you could see it because this flower has SO much sparkle! I used some Mix-ables Sheer Sparkle Glitter Glaze by MFT Stamps on it. So pretty! The paper is from Echo Park Country Drive. Of course, I did some stitching. I finished it off with some pearls and a ribbon. I put a religious birthday message and a Bible verse on the friend to fit my customer's request. 



Alright, that's it for me today! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Supplies:
Paper: PTI Kraft, Georgia Pacific white, Echo Park Country Drive
Stamps: Flower Blocks 2 by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Accessories: Kaisercraft pearls, ribbon, Mix-ables Sheer Sparkle Glitter Glaze by MFT Stamps, sewing machine, white thread, foam dots

Monday, May 20, 2013

Introducing Grayson

Hi everyone! I don't have a card to share today, but I do have a beautiful creation to share. This one is one of God's most precious creations! 

Grayson was born Wednesday, May 15. He weighed 7 pounds and 10 ounces, and he was 19 inches long.
We are both doing great, and our family is filled with love for this precious baby! 




Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Jot This Down - Skinny Notepads

Hi there! Happy Sunday, and Happy Mother's Day to all of you mothers out there! Since I shared my Mother's Day cards already, today I am sharing a few notepads I made to put in with the gifts I gave for Mother's Day. Who doesn't love cute notepads? I know I definitely do...notepads, pens...I think I collect them. It must be a teacher thing. 

I used this Skinny Notepad Tutorial from Kim O'Connell at Paper Perfect Designs. Thanks, Kim, for this great tutorial! I had everything on hand to make these and with her simple directions, I was able to make these in just a few minutes. 

To make these notepads, you will need some Skinny Notepads from Papertrey Ink. You can purchase them in white or cream. I also used the Take Note stamp set from Papertrey Ink. I decorated my notepads by using some patterned paper and ribbon. I even did a little stitching around the edges and accented the circle panels with a pearl pen. I love how these turned out, and as simple as they are, I will definitely make them again when I need a little gift. 


Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful day! 

Supplies:
Paper: PTI Cardstock, Echo Park Country Drive
Stamps: Take Note by Papertrey Ink
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Circle Nestabilities, Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Ice White Viva Pearl pen, sewing machine, ribbon, MFT Mini Scallop Die-namics, adhesive, skinny notepads from Papertrey Ink

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

Hi there! I'm sharing another Mother's Day card today. This one is for my mother-in-law. 

I used my Crate Paper Random papers. I just LOVE these papers! For my stamp set, I used the Vanity License Plate stamp set and die-namics from MFT Stamps. I have had this set for awhile, but this was my first time to ink it up. That's a shame, huh? I also recently purchased a few of the MFT ink pads, so I tried out the Razzle Berry ink on this card...love it! It has really great coverage on clear stamps! Now that I look at this, I wish I had stamped a heart on each side of the "mom." Oh well...hindsight! I embossed my card background with the Polka Dots embossing folder and finished it off with some seam binding ribbon and a few rhinestones. 



Challenges I'm Entering:
Our Creative Corner - anything goes
Delightful Challenges - use items from your stash
Crafty Creations Challenges #221 - Something Old/Something New (the paper is old, and the stamp set and ink are new).
Sisterhood of Crafters - April Showers Bring May Flowers (in my DP)
Perfect Sentiments Challenge #78 - dry embossing

That's it for me today. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Supplies:
Paper: Crate Paper Random, PTI Kraft, X-Press It Blending Card
Stamps: MFT Stamps Vanity License Plate stamp set and die-namics 
Ink: MFT Razzle Berry, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: sewing machine, pink seam binding, Kaisercraft rhinestones, Circle Nestabilities, Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Polka Dots embossing folder, adhesive, foam tape

Friday, May 10, 2013

Mom of the Year

Hi there! I have a Mother's Day card to share today that I made for my mama.

She really does deserve the Mom of the Year award this year! She has gone with me to countless numbers of doctor's appointments and sat with me through all of that. She's put up with my whining and has been a big help as I have been preparing to have my own child. When I saw this sentiment, I knew that it was perfect for her Mother's Day card.

I used the Girly Graphic Tee and die-namics companion on this card. I cut the shirt out of cardstock and stamped the sentiment. My mama loves jewelry like I do, so I added some bling to the tee. My papers are Echo Park Country Drive, and I embossed the green paper. I added a Wonky Scallop border and did lots of stitching. I finished it off with some ribbon and a few stick pins.



Challenges I'm Entering:
Alphabet Challenge - Glitter and Gems
Coffee, Chocolate, and Cards #38 - for Mom
Cut it Up Challenge #18 - Mother's Day and Diecuts
Flutterby Wednesdays #239 - must have butterfly
Celebrate the Occasion #111 - Mother's Day
Ribbon Carousel Challenge #81 - celebrations

Thanks for stopping by today! :)

P.S. No baby yet! I'll keep y'all posted! 


Supplies:
Paper: PTI Spring Rain cardstock, PTI  Harvest Gold cardstock, Echo Park Country Drive
Stamps: MFT Stamps Girly Graphic Tee and Die-namics Companion
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Maya Road stick pins, MFT Wonky Scallops Border Die-namic, Cuttlebug Perfectly Paisley embossing folder, PTI ribbon, Taylored Expressions Tiny Twinkles, sewing machine, adhesive

Monday, May 6, 2013

It's Your Birthday!

Hi there! I hope y'all had a good weekend! I am going to the doctor today for my 37 week check-up. I'm hoping for a baby soon because I am so uncomfortable!

Today is also my younger brother's birthday, so I whipped up a card for him.


I used Deconstructed Sketch #56 for the layout. I love Jen's sketches. I just recently printed all of her PDF pages of them out and put them in my sketch binder. When I got ready to make this card, I flipped through and found a sketch that worked with my image. 

The stamp I used on my card is one of the a la carte stamps by Taylored Expressions - It's Your Birthday. I love these little word stamps. They make putting together a card so simple! I used some new papers - All About a Boy by Echo Park...love these colors (and that chevron pattern, too!). I colored the image with Copics and used my Clear Glaze pen on the letters as well as some Stickles on the balloons and star. I embossed the background of my card and added some twine and silver brads to finish it off.

Challenges I'm Entering:
Stamping Sensations - embossing and texture (the twine)
Paper Creators Crafts #8 - for the boys
Aud Sentiments Challenge - birthday sentiment
Moving Along with the Times Challenge - one for the boys

Thanks for stopping by! 

Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI Kraft, X-Press It Blending Card
Patterned Paper: Echo Park All About a Boy
Stamps: It's Your Birthday by Taylored Expressions
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Embellishments: silver brads, twine, Stickles, clear Glaze pen, foam tape
Tools: MFT Clearly Sentimental Label Die-namic, Cuttlebug Polka Dots embossing folder

Sunday, May 5, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays #100 & Mojo Monday

Hey there y'all! 

Is it just me, or is May incredibly busy for anybody else? I am on card-making overload over here! My grandmother's and my mother-in-law's birthdays are both the same week as Mother's Day. I have three Mother's Day cards to make. My brother's birthday is tomorrow, and I had three graduation cards to make. Geez!! This girl needs a break! I feel like I'm finally putting a small dent in my to-do list though. I just have the Mother's Day cards left to do. Oh, and did I mention I'm having a baby this month? LOL! I'm trying to get all of the cards done before this little boy decides to make his appearance. 

I combined a couple of challenges to make the birthday cards for my grandmother and mother-in-law. I decided to use the same papers on both since I already had them out.  I just love how these cards turned out. I want to keep them for myself. :) Does that ever happen to you? 

I played along in the CAS-ual Fridays #100 challenge which was a tic-tac-toe challenge. I had fun with this challenge! To the CFC DT - I realized after I made my cards, that a requirement was for them to be CAS. If you don't feel my cards are CAS, please feel free to remove them. :)  For my first card, I used this tic-tac-toe - polka dots, Kraft, punch/die. The card layout is Mojo Monday #283. I used Dots and Stripes papers by Echo Park. The background is embossed with the Seeing Spots embossing folder, and I did some stitching. The sentiment is from Big Greetings by MFT Stamps, and I added a blingy circle to it. I cut out a flower using the smallest flower in the Mini Royal Roses Die-namics from MFT and added some Royal Leaves that I cut with green felt. I added some hemp cord and more bling to finish my card off. 


For my next card, I used this tic-tac-toe challenge from the CFC100 Challenge - polka dots, square card, birthday. This card follows this week's Mojo Monday #291. LOVE this sketch! It allowed me to use the fun  Fishtail Flag STAX Die-namics from MFT Stamps. I used the Dots and Stripes papers by Echo Park again. The background was embossed with the Cuttlebug Polka Dots embossing folder, and I did a little stitching. My sentiment is from Big Greetings by MFT Stamps, and I added a blingy circle. I finished my card off with a bow. 


My cards also fit these challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge #78 - sentiment only
My Time To Craft #220 - sentiment as main focus
Stampin' for the Weekend - diecuts/punches
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes with ribbon (2nd card)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! :)


Card One Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI Kraft, X-Press It Blending Card
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Dots and Stripes Soda Fountain
Stamps: Big Greetings by MFT Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: Recollections blingy circle, Kaisercraft rhinestones, hemp cord, foam tape
Tools: Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder, MFT Royal Leaves Die-namics, MFT Mini Royal Roses Die-namics, sewing machine


Card Two Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI Kraft, X-Press It Blending Card
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Dots and Stripes Soda Fountain
Stamps: Big Greetings by MFT Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: Recollections blingy circle, Kaisercraft rhinestones, ribbon, foam tape
Tools: MFT Fishtail Flag STAX Die-namics, Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Polka Dots embossing folder, sewing machine

Saturday, May 4, 2013

You Did It!

Hi there! I'm popping in with my second post for the day. I have posts scheduled over the next few days, and I needed to get this one in before the challenge deadline. :)

I needed another graduation card, so I created this one today using Tuesday Morning Sketches #196 as my layout. The image is from ConGRADulations by There She Goes, and the papers are Sweet Girl by Echo Park. I did some stitching and added a ribbon and Liquid Pearls. The sentiment was added on a little flag to finish my card off.


Thanks for stopping by! :)

Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI Kraft, PTI Hawaiian Breeze, X-Press It Blending Card
Patterned Paper: Sweet Girl by Echo Park
Stamps: ConGRADulations by There She Goes
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Embellishments: Liquid Pearls, PTI Hawaiian Breeze ribbon, foam tape
Tools: Classic Oval Nestabilities, MFT Sentiment Strip Die-namics, sewing machine

There's No Place Like Home

Hey there! 

A family friend and her husband recently built a new house. I know they were super excited to get moved in, so I put together a little gift for her and made this card to go along with it. 

The card layout is Deconstructed Sketch #99. I used the Day or Night stamp set by There She Goes, and I decided not to color it. Instead, I just did some sponging with some distress ink around the edges. The paper is Oliver by My Mind's Eye, and I did lots of stitching! I added the sentiment on a little flag and finished my card off with some pearls. 


Here are the challenges I played along with:
Stampin' for the Weekend - Die Cuts or Punches
Cutie Pie Challenge #43 - Lots of Layers


Thanks for stopping by today! :)


Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Vintage Cream
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Oliver
Stamps: There She Goes Day or Night
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Antique Linen Distress Ink
Embellishments: Kaisercraft Pearls, foam tape
Tools: Classic Circle Nestabilities, Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Taylored Expressions Scalloped Eyelet Border Die, MFT Sentiment Strips Die-namics, sewing machine

Friday, May 3, 2013

Thank You!

Hi there!

I'm popping in today to share some little happies that I made for the labor and delivery nurses at my hospital. I've gotten to know them because I have to go twice a week to get the baby monitored, so I wanted to do something special for them. 

My original plan to make happies for the nurses was to fix up little gift bags of chocolates and other goodies. However, then I was put on bedrest, and I can't go shopping. Bath and Body Works was having a great sale on their soaps earlier in the week, and I remembered spying this idea on Pinterest, so I picked up some soaps. Who doesn't love B&BW soaps?! This was something super simple that I could put together, and it still has a lot of thought behind it. 

This idea comes from the Eighteen25 blog. She has printables like this for teachers or just the general ones that I used. I printed them out and added them to the soap bottle with some coordinating twine like she did. 


Thanks for stopping by today! :)

Monday, April 29, 2013

Congrats, Grads!

Hello!

I know it's not quite graduation time yet, but our seniors here graduate at the end of May. Since I'll likely have a newborn around that time, I wanted to go ahead and get their cards made now while I still had some free time on my hands. I enjoyed making these cards so much. It felt good to do some stamping and coloring since I haven't done that in awhile. 

This card was for a customer who requested a graduation card for her son. I actually taught him my first year teaching when he was in 8th grade. I can't believe that group of kids is graduating now! I used the ConGRADulations stamp set by There She Goes - my go-to set for graduation cards. I used PTI Scarlet Jewel for my card background and embossed it with the Paper Studio Mesh Texture embossing folder. That's another new folder for me. I got it because I thought it was masculine, and I don't have a lot of masculine stuff. I guess I need to work on that since I have a little boy on the way! :) I also used the Paper Studio Tiny Stars embossing folder and added a border with the MFT Notebook Edge Die-namic. I felt the card needed something to offset all that maroon, so I added some die-cut stars and blinged them up with Stickles. I stamped the sentiment on a flag and popped it up with foam tape. The image was colored with Copic markers and also adhered with foam tape.


I made this card for my cousin who is graduating this year. I also used the ConGRADulations stamp set on this one. The layout is an older MFT Wednesday Stamp Club sketch. The papers are from the Echo Park Dots & Stripes collection. I've had these papers for so long, and shamefully, this was the first time I've used them! They worked great since her school color is blue! I did some more embossing with the Tiny Stars folder on this card and added a border with the MFT Simply Scallops Border Die-namic. I did some stitching and added ribbon and a blingy flourish. The image was colored with Copic markers and accented with an Ice White Viva Pearl Pen. I debated on adding a bow, but I felt like that would be a lil' too much going on!


That's it for my cards. I still have one more graduation card to do. This is such a busy time of year. I've been to four baby showers recently (not counting my own). Then there are weddings, several family birthdays, Mother's Day, and graduations. Wow, May is such a busy month! That means I have lots more cards to do. I better get busy!! Thanks so much for stopping by today! :)

Boy Card Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI Kraft, PTI Scarlet Jewel, Georgia Pacific white
Stamps: ConGRADulations by There She Goes Clear Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Embellishments: silver brads, Stardust Stickles
Tools: MFT Stacking Stars Die-namics, MFT Notebook Edge Die-namic, Paper Studio Mesh Texture embossing folder, Paper Studio Tiny Stars embossing folder, MFT Sentiment Strips Die-namics

Girl Card Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Enchanted Evening, Georgia Pacific white
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Dots & Stripes
Stamps: ConGRADulations by There She Goes Clear Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Embellishments: bling flourish, Ice White Viva Pearl Pen, ribbon, blue twine, foam dots
Tools: sewing machine, Classic Circle Nestabilities, MFT Simply Scallops Border Die-namic, Paper Studio Tiny Stars embossing folder


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Notecard Gift Set

Hi there! 

I promised yesterday that I would share the cards I made last week. I made a set of notecards for our pastor's wife. She is always sending out cards, and I knew she would love these. By keeping these all the same design, I was able to whip up a set of 10 of them very quickly...in less than an hour! 

I used the Echo Park Sweet Girl papers...love this collection! The white background was embossed with the Quatrefoil embossing folder by Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby's brand). This is my new favorite embossing folder! Thanks to my friend Tracy for telling me where to get it! The monograms are the Mini Marvelous Monograms from Taylored Expressions. You just print them out - no stamping! I punched them out with a 1 1/4-inch circle punch and popped them up with a little foam tape. I didn't want to add too much dimension to these cards so that they could be easily mailed. I finished each one off with a strip of ribbon.


I didn't have any boxes on hand, so I packaged them up in a simple cellophane bag with a bow. Yes, this is a different set. A customer saw the first set on Facebook and liked them so much that she ordered a set. I remembered to take a picture of the packaging this time. :) 


These make such a great gift, and it's a really great way to use up patterned paper scraps!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI Sweet Blush, Pure Poppy, and Hawaiian Shores, Georgia Pacific white
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Sweet Girl
Embellishments: ribbon, twine
Tools: Paper Studio Quatrefoil embossing folder, 1 1/4-inch circle punch
Other: Mini Marvelous Monograms Download from Taylored Expressions

Saturday, April 27, 2013

My Baby Shower

Hi there!!
Wow, it has been over a month since I posted to my blog! Let me catch you up a little bit on what has been going on. 

I am currently not designing for any companies and have really enjoyed the break from stamping. This past week I made the first cards I had made in over a month, and it was FUN to create just because I wanted to and not because I had to. I will post those cards to my blog later this week.

When I went to the doctor two weeks ago, she put me on bedrest due to some complications that I was having. :( I was heartbroken. I love teaching, and I felt that leaving work right now would be very hard with our big state test coming up in May. However, my employer was very understanding, and I know that I have to do what's best for Grayson! I go see my doctor again on Tuesday for a check-up. I'll be 36 weeks then.

At the end of April, my family hosted me an amazing baby shower! We got so many wonderful things for Baby Grayson...more than we ever could have imagined! Andrew and I were so very blessed! 



My Mama and I

Look at all those gifts! We were so overwhelmed with everything, but we finally got it all organized and put away. There wasn't much at all that we had to buy...again, we were very blessed!

 My Aunt Pam made this beautiful quilt!! I LOVE the cute animals and how it spells out his name! 


 
My grandmother made him lots of burp pads, bibs, etc...such sweet, cute baby things that were handmade! I can't wait to use them!

I'll be back later in the week to share the cards I made this week, and I also want to share photos of Grayson's room! Thanks for stopping by today! :)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

RCC78 - He Lives!

Hi there!! 


I used the Jesus Paid it All stamp set by Sweet n Sassy Stamps as well as the coordinating Calvary die. This is such a beautiful stamp set! I sponged a sky background and stamped the sentiment onto it. I cut out the crosses with the die and adhered them with foam tape. I used some pretty springtime papers from the Echo Park Victoria Gardens collection. I finished off my card with some pearls and ribbon. 


Be sure you hop over to the Ribbon Carousel blog to check out the challenge details! You definitely want to play along because one lucky person will win a ribbon carousel!! 

Thanks for stopping by today! :)

Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI True Black, PTI Smokey Shadow, X-Press It Blending Card
Patterned Paper: Victoria Gardens by Echo Park
Stamps: Jesus Paid It All by Sweet n Sassy Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Cataloupe, Memento Tangelo, Aspen Mist VersaMagic ink
Embellishments: ribbon, Kaisercraft pearls, foam dots
Tools: SNSS Calvary Die, MFT Simply Scallops Border Die-namics, Taylored Expressions Cloud border die, Classic Rectangle Nestabilities

Sunday, March 10, 2013

With Heartfelt Sympathy

Hi there! 

Unfortunately, every now and then the occasion arises when you need a sympathy card. They're the kind of cards that I never have on hand since they're not exactly fun to make. 

I made this one today using Bridge of Hope by Sweet n Sassy Stamps. I decided to leave my image uncolored and stamped it on Kraft paper. The papers are from My Mind's Eye Howdy Doody. I didn't seem to know where to stop with this card and kept adding lots of details and embellishments...twine, pearls, flowers, and more! I also did a lot of stitching with my Janome Sew Mini.



Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great day! :)


Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI Kraft
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Howdy Doody
Stamps: Bridge of Hope by Sweet n Sassy Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: Ice White Viva Pearl Pen, flower, twine, ribbon, foam dots
Tools: Classic Oval Nestabilities, Scallop Oval Nestabilities, MFT Flag STAX Die-namics, sewing machine

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

RCC77 - Love is in the Air

Hey there! Have you played along yet in this month's Ribbon Carousel challenge? This month's theme is "Love is in the Air." 

Here is the card I created for the challenge! I decided to keep it simple! I used the Love stamp by Taylored Expressions and some Be Mine paper from Echo Park. I colored my image with Copic markers and added Stickles and a little ribbon, and I accented it with an Ice White Viva Pearl Pen. The image and the banners were cut out with MFT Die-namics.



You should play along with us!! 
Make a card, a treat box, a scrapbook page, or anything at all to celebrate love and be sure to include some ribbon or twine! One random participant will win a ribbon carousel!!

There are three rules to be eligible for the prize:
1.  You MUST use ribbon or twine on your creation
2. Your project must be based on the theme of the month
3. You must add  a NEW project  to the inlinkz here and link directly back to your project on your blog or online gallery.

You have until February 28th to add your creation to the link on the RC blog.
The random winner of the ribbon carousel will be announced
on the RC blog on Monday, March 4th! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! :)


Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI Smokey Shadow, X-Press It Blending Card
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Be Mine
Stamps: Love by Taylored Expressions
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Embellishments: Stickles, Ice White Viva Pearl Pen, PTI ribbon, Kaisercraft rhinestones, foam dots
Tools: MFT Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Thursday, February 21, 2013

TSG - Giddy Up Blog Hop Challenge

Hi there!! It's Day Two of Release Week at There She Goes, and we have another sweet set for you today!



Cowboys and western themes are all the rage right now, and we wanted IN on this super popular trend….and boy did Torico deliver!! Our new Giddy Up set is so fun, you’ll be roped in!


Giddy Up is a 6x8 set that includes a total of 26 stamps and will sell for $24.00.


I LOVE this stamp set!! So fun! I don't have any other stamp sets similar to this one...it's a must-have! I kept my card super simple. I colored the cactus image with Copic markers and TRIED my hand at making some sand around them. I accented the image panel with a Viva Pearl Pen. I added the sentiment on a little flag and added some twine to finish it off. That's it! 

Would you like to win the new Giddy Up  stamp set? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.

You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, February 23rd with the winner being announced during the release party chat.


Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI Kraft, X-press It Blending Card
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket Wanted
Stamps: Giddy Up by There She Goes
Ink: Copic markers
Embellishments: Dark Brown Viva Pearl Pen, twine, foam dots
Tools: Classic Rectangle Nestabilities, Classic Circle Nestabilities

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

There She Goes - The Beary Best Blog Hop!

Hey there!! It's time for sneak peeks for our There She Goes Release Week! We have some ADORABLE sets for you this week, so let's get started! 


Torico is at it again with her SUPER cute animals that we all LOVE and adore!  This set has some of the CUTEST bear images, and the sentiments will bring a tear to your eye. This set is the perfect mix of sentimental and super cute!



The Beary Best is a 6x8 set that includes a total of 19 stamps and will sell for $24.00.

This is such a SWEET set! I loved coloring up the little bear. I kept my layout simple and used some My Mind's Eye papers. I cut out the bear and popped her up with the sentiment that I cut out with a flag die. The blue strip was embossed with the Seeing Spots embossing folder, and I added some twine and pearls to finish off my card. 


Would you like to win the new The Beary Best stamp set? Here is what you need to do-visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.

You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, February 23rd  with the winner being announced during the release party chat.

Thanks so much for stopping by! :)



Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI Spring Rain, X-Press It Blending Card
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye - A Beautiful Life
Stamps: The Beary Best by There She Goes
Ink: Copic markers
Embellishments: pearls, twine, foam dots
Tools: Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, MFT Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics

Friday, February 15, 2013

There She Goes Again - Bloom

Hi there!!

It's There She Goes Again Week at There She Goes!! This week we are featuring these stamp sets:


I used Bloom on my card today. I love the sentiments in this set. They are perfect for just everyday and thinking of you cards. The paper is My Mind's Eye, and I did some stitching around it. The image was colored with Copic markers, and I used an Ice White Viva Pearl Pen around the edges. I added a border with the MFT Dainty Lace Border Die-namic. I stamped the sentiment at the bottom and added a few pearls. 

I love the spring colors on my card! I'm ready for spring!! 


Thanks so much for stopping by today!! 

Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI Spring Moss, X-Press It Blending Card
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Dolled Up
Stamps: Bloom by There She Goes
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Embellishments: Ice White Viva Pearl Pen, pearls
Tools: sewing machine, Classic Oval Nestabilities MFT Dainty Lace Border Die-namic

Sunday, February 3, 2013

So Sweet - A Baby Card

Hi there! 

I just love to make baby cards. Babies are so sweet! I'm getting so excited about our own little baby due to arrive in May! I know I mentioned that we were supposed to find out the gender of the baby, but I forgot to come back and report the results! We are having a precious baby BOY - Grayson Cole! Here he is waving at us. :)


I made this card for a girl from church who is due to have her baby next month. She is also having a little boy. The Bit of Stardust stamp set by There She Goes is my go-to set for baby cards. It is filled with sweet images and sentiments that are perfect for boy or girl cards. 

I used Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #177 for my card layout. I LOVE this sketch...definitely adding it to my box of favorite sketches. The paper is from the October Afternoon Ducks in a Row collection. It's so old, but it's one of my favorites for baby cards. I pretty much just have scraps left, so I'm going to be sad when it's all gone. I did some stitching with some Kraft-colored thread, added some twine, and accented my image panel with a Cream Viva Pearl Pen. This card came together super fast since I did paper-piecing instead of coloring. 


That's it! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! :)

Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI Kraft, Vintage Cream
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon Ducks in a Row
Stamps: Bit of Stardust by There She Goes
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: twine, Cream Viva Pearl Pen, foam dots
Tools: MFT Sentiment Strip Die-namics, MFT Small Scallop Border Die-namics, sewing machine, Classic Rectangle Nestabilities, Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities

Friday, January 25, 2013

There She Goes Sneak Peeks Day Four


Hi there! It's our final day of sneak peeks this week at There She Goes!

Our final set for this month was designed by our AMAZING owner, Jessica Knutsen. This gorgeous tree with heart shaped leaves is perfect for not only telling someone you love them, but for saying thanks from the bottom of your heart. It could be used for so much more, too!!


Heartfelt Thanks is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 5 stamps and will sell for $9.00.

I'm going to keep my post quick and simple today...here is the card I created with this adorable set!!


Would you like to win the new Heartfelt Thanks Stamp Set? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.

You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, January 26th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.






Thursday, January 24, 2013

TSG Sneak Peeks Day Three


Hi there! Have you been enjoying the There She Goes sneak peeks so far? I hope so, because they are AWESOME! Here we go with Day Three!!


Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we have a SUPER cute set from Torico this month called Be My Valentine. This cute little cherub, and all it’s adorable sayings and arrows will be PERFECT for any Valentine card, treat, or project you can think of.


Be My Valentine is a 3x4 set that includes a total of 5 stamps and will sell for $9.00.

I love making Valentine cards! I especially love the sweet papers that come out around Valentine's Day, like this new paper pad I used - Lucky in Love by My Mind's Eye. I colored my image with Copic markers and accented parts of it with glitter. I followed an older sketch from The Sweet Stop. I cut out the sentiment with a flag die and finished my card off with a few rhinestones. 



Would you like to win the new Be My Valentine Stamp Set? Here is what you need to do- visit the Trendsetter’s blogs that are participating in each of the blog hop challenges below and comment on their creations as you go. One of the Trendsetter’s blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Trendsetter’s Blog Hop Challenge post.

You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning new stamps! The Blog Hop Challenges will be open until 5 PM Eastern Time Saturday, January 26th with the winner being announced during the release party chat.


Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI Kraft, X-Press It Blending Card
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Lucky in Love
Stamps: Be My Valentine by There She Goes
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Embellishments: Kaisercraft rhinestones, glitter, foam dots
Tools: MFT Sentiment Strips Die-namics, Classic Circle Nestabilities