Saturday, July 31, 2010

Back to School

I've had a couple of requests for back to school cards for teachers. Then I noticed that was the theme this week at PaperSundaes. Here is one of the cards I made. I used We R Memory Keepers papers, along with Jenni Bowlin bingo cards and the 123 circle tag is October Afternoon.
This summer has gone by so's already back to school time!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Shabby Tea Room Challenge

Lauren's coming in tomorrow. I can hardly wait! Her husband's birthday is coming up pretty soon, so we're going to make some homemade Cookies and Cream Icecream to celebrate. Yummy! This card is for a challenge at the Shabby Tea Room blog. It's a 1 - 2 - 3 challenge. That's one ribbon, two buttons, and three punches or dies.
Check out her rose skirt! I love how it turned out.
I printed the rose several times and cut it into pieces and layered them on top of each other.
Cool, huh? The image is from The Vintage Workshop. The papers are My Minds Eye and the cardstock is from Papertrey Ink. The large scallop die at the top is also Papertrey Ink. The pretty blue scallop is Martha Stewart and the die cut at the bottom is Spellbinders. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cutting Cafe's Pirate Stamps

I have a special order for a three-year-old boy birthday card. I decided to use Cutting Cafe's Pirate Stamps. The pirate ship is cool and I love the treasure map. The background of the card is printed on Bazzil Cardstock and the treasure map is printed on Papertrey Ink's kraft cardstock. I just aged it with Vintage Photo Distress InkI cut out the ship's sails individually so they would have some depth. Hope he likes it! Good news! This card was a spotlight card over at the City Crafter Challenge Blog! I'm so excited my little Santa's Cookies card was chosen. Such fun!

Monday, July 26, 2010

First Needle Felting Ever and a Puppy Card

Okay, is there anyone out there who needle felts? This is my first attempt. It's not horrible...but not the best either.
I would love some pointers! If you have any suggestions, please let me know. This card is part of a special request for puppy cards.
I love this little girl amidst all the puppies. Hoyt's German Cologne has some darling ads!
The papers are some old K&Co and some new Fancy Pants and Basic Grey. The stamps are from Stampin' Up. Hope you had a nice Monday and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Santa's Cookies

If it was too early for Halloween, it's probably way too early for Christmas. I think I must be in the holiday spirit! For the first time, City Crafter's challenge is a sketch challenge. Here's the sketch:
Here's my card:
Isn't this the sweetest little girl with her little chubby hands rolling dough? One of Lauren's first memories has to be making sugar and gingerbread cookies with us. Several pictures show Lauren absolutely covered in flour! This little girl is flanked by gingerbread men.
I didn't have one gingerbread stamp the right size! I used the gingerbread pattern from the Cutting Cafe. One thing that's great about digital stamps, they can be any size! I used my copics and colored pencils to color them and puff paint for the decorations. I added some little bells to my crinkle ribbon, along with some metallic floss. That red gingham scallop is made with Papertrey Ink's large scallop die. Are you getting in the holiday spirit? Or is it a little hard with all this heat?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cutting Cafe Kit Kat (Lifesaver) Box

I don't know why, but when I saw Cutting Cafe's Lifesaver box I thought "Halloween"! I love Halloween. I decorated the box with a fun mummy and a tag from Cutting Cafe's Halloween set. The mummy is made with a child shaped popsicle stick and gauze. I also used Jenni Bowlin papers.
Then I went to buy Lifesavers. I went to Walgreens, CVS, Neighborhood Lifesaver rolls! So I started thinking...Kit Kat bars work perfectly!
I wrapped them in Halloween paper from Rusty Pickle and they look great when the box is opened. I guess it's a little early for Halloween, but I hope you like it!

Fun news! This card was a spotlight card at City Crafter Challenge Blog. Thank you again to everyone!

Monday, July 19, 2010

City Crafter Challenge

The City Crafter Challenge this week is to use Red, White, Blue + Rose. Also talked about was England. So I put England together with rose to come up with the seed packet idea. The big pink roses look like English roses.
The papers are Kaisercraft and I've had that paper for quite some time. I tend to buy papers that I really like and then it might be years before I actually get around to using it. That's one reason these City Crafter challenges are so good for me. I've been looking through my stash to satisfy the challenge. I had just enough blue crinkle ribbon, have to make some more. Well, it's Monday to work...hope you have a wonderful week!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

You're Sew Lovely

I just love the sketches over at the Mojo Monday blog. There's just something a little different about them. I also like that for most of the month they don't do any judging...I can just try to do something fabulous with the sketch and link it up. Having said that, I must say it was great fun going to the Verve website and picking out the stamps I would like for last week's prize! Here's the sketch:

And this is my card:

I used Cosmo Cricket's Material Girl and stamps from Lawn Fawn. They go together so nicely. What do you think?

Friday, July 16, 2010

You're the Cherry on Top

This cherry on top card started as chipboard from the $1 bin at Michaels. I love the shape. I think it's from Mary Englebreit. Added Pink Paislee paper on the cherries and a cute tag with a vintage image cherry.
I made this birthday card for Glen, who is a driver at work.
I used all Jenni Bowlin papers on this one. Love that brown and red combination and of course, that red vintage button. Hope you're having a great start to your weekend!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Cutting Cafe Teapot and a Mojo Win!

Wow! This is my lucky week! This card is a winner over at Mojo Monday! A big thank you to everyone at the Mojo Monday blog.

The Cutting Cafe's new sets, Tea Time and Teapot Shaped Card, are terrific!
The papers are from Girls Paperie. Inside, I used a sentiment from Tea Time: You're my cup of tea. Oops...forgot to take a picture of the inside! The teabags are made from a vintage tea label image from The Graphics Fairy.

Hope everyone's having a nice week...I'm just trying to stay out of the heat!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Winner at City Crafter Challenge!

How exciting! I just found out that I won last week's challenge at the City Crafter Challenge Blog with this card! Thank you so much to everyone over there...I'm absolutey thrilled! I've enjoyed participating in your challenges. Thank you again!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Mojo Monday

This is a great sketch! Found it over at Mojo Monday, a challenge blog. I'm really happy with this card!
The pretty butterfly is from a digital set at Land of Enchantment.
The papers are My Minds Eye. The pretty shape I used instead of an oval is Spellbinders Labels 4. On the left I used a butterfly stamp from an old Maya Road set. The ink is from Papertrey Ink.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

2Sketches4You #56

Hi, everybody! I'm posting a card that's my interpretation of the sketch over at 2Sketches4You this week.
The image is the front of a Portugese postcard. Behind the cute kids, you can see its actual backside (the Portugal part is covered).
Instead of dots, I did a zigzag stitch on my sewing machine.
Look at this fabulous vintage button...I hit the jackpot yesterday!
I bought at least 1000 (maybe more) vintage buttons at a local antique store for a REALLY great price! The papers on this card are old (but still terrific) K&CO. Hope you're having a great Saturday!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Lazy Days

I've had this image sitting on my crafting table for awhile. I think it's darling. I remember being little in our backyard in McAlester sitting on an old red metal glider looking at the sky and making shapes in the clouds. The City Crafter challenge requirements this week are red and summer. My red is in the accents: buttons, baker's twine, and scalloped punch border. The background is a hodgepodge of papers from The Girls Paperie.

The banner is from The Cutting Cafe. I printed it out and covered it with October Afternoon's Fly a Kite paper. Hope you've had a great week and have a relaxing, fun weekend!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cute Birds for Wee Memories

I finished this fun little card today. I'm sending it over to the Wee Memories blog for their challenge this week. The challenge was easy: just a card completed this week! I colored the birds and cupcake with my Copics and popped them up on a card I made with my Spellbinders Nestibilities.
The birds are a digistamp from Pink Cat Studio.

Also, some exciting news: this card was a spotlight card over at City Crafter Challenge Blog! Thank you so much to the girls over there! I am so beyond happy!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Cutting Cafe Happy Birthday and Google Reader

I'm in the middle of Scott Turow's new book Innocent. I love to read and often come home at lunch to read while I eat. I tore myself away to post my new card for The Cutting Cafe.
I love this Birthday frame, love the shape and the way the words are different fonts and run all different directions. I changed the color of the words to pink and then printed Happy Birthday in teal. I really like how it looks on kraft cardstock.
The birthday circle sentiment was cut with my Spellbinder dies and then I just placed it on the card to circle the ribbon. The darling little girl was colored with Copics and then aged a little with Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The background paper is from My Mind's Eye. You can find the Birthday Frame and the Birthday Fun Set at The Cutting Cafe. Does anyone know what company made this little girl stamp?
I took her out of her packaging some time ago and have totally forgotten where I got her! The original stamp is grey rubber and she's actually holding a set of three balloons.

Edited: I found her! She's called Izzie has balloons and she's from!

Several people have emailed about the follower button to the right. If you become a follower, it makes it easier to know when I've updated my blog. Here's what I understand (I'm sure there's way more to know): If you have a blog on blogger, all the blogs you follow will come up on your dashboard so you can easily see who has posted since you checked last. It you don't have a blog, you can log in to and your list of blogs will come up for you to check. It saves time because you don't have to go to each blog to see if there's a new post. My friend Mika shared with me that if you have an i-phone you can get this cool app: AppBoxPro. It does all kinds of cool stuff, but on its second page there is a button for google reader. The other reason to become a follower, is just to let me know who you are and that you're out there checking out my creations! If you are more savvy than me with this follower stuff, leave a comment to help us out. Thanks!

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