Monday, March 29, 2010

Check It Out!

Quick post to let you know I sent some creations over to Lolly. Click here to see the cards and other creations. She posted that she was having a "secret"card drive, so I decided to help her out. 
See if you can pick out what I made.  If you guess the three things I created, (or some of the things I made) you may win some SUPER COOL blog candy.  I will announce a winner by the week's end.  ENJOY!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Joy Fold Friend Card

Today's post features a fold technique that you can see on Beate's blog.  She has a video on the blog as well as on Splitcoast. 
The Joy Fold was super easy to replicate and has a fun was to display both an image as well as a sentiment.
I used stamps from Unity as well as Hero Arts (sentiment).
This card was created for my mother in kit form so she is able to put a few together with just a little adhesive.  EASY PEASY:) 
Other products used:
Distress Inks
Copic Markers
Gems-Hero Arts
Scallop Punch:  Fiskars

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch 61


Here is a post for the Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge!  I love the sketch for this week.  I find that I make most of my cards the same size, but this allowed for some CHANGE!

  My card uses papers from Imaginisce (Scooter's Vacation-Ruffin' It)).  Don't you just love the little dog?  He's so cute (especially with the little goggles). I fussy cut the dog, so he can sit on the scooter seat.

 When I received my Unity Stamps (March KOM), I was so thrilled to see the scooter image. It is definitely one of my top three favorites.:) Enjoy!

Other Products Used:
Ink: Momento, Distress Ink
Circle Cutter: Martha Stewart
Color Medium:  Copic Markers
Pop Dots:  EK Success
Rain Dots: Cloud 9
Ticket Corner Punch:  Stampin' Up
Die Cut Scallop:  Quickutz
Adhesives:  Glossy Accents and Scotch 

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Beauty In All Things

Back with another fun card!  This card is another from the card kit collection I put together for mommy dearest.
As I stated in my previous post, I am using some of the Kioshi collection (Basic Grey) on each card.
This card was fun to put together.  I tried stamping on some different materials for a more vintage look.
The sentiment is from the December KOM (Unity Stamps).  I love how it looks stamped on the glassine envelope from Making Memories.  I stamped the image in Distress Ink (Frayed Burlap).  The button I stitched into the ribbon is also altered a bit.  I colored it with my Copic markers.  I love how you can color on so many surfaces with the alcohol based markers. TOO FUN!
Other products used: 
ribbon (michaels)
Cuttlebug embossing folder (swiss dots)
I hope that you find some inspiration!  Enjoy!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Fun Cards For My Mommy

Last weekend I spent a great deal of time putting together card kits for my mother.  She is having surgery in the next week and will need something to keep her occupied.
My posts for the next few days will feature the cards I created for her kits.
For the first card, I used one of my Unity KOM.  I tried to stick with papers from the Kioshi collection (Basic Grey) because my mother is a purple fan.
I colored the image with my markers and added some ribbon.  Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Get Your Blog Candy!

Summerthyme Studio has some fantastic blog candy available!  Make sure to leave a comment so you can (hopefully) get some for yourself!
My post today features a card I made for a friend and one I made for my sister's birthday.
I love all of the great images and sentiments that I found in my  February KOM from Unity stamps!  So many images to choose from.  For this card, I used the rainbow along with the sentiment "May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue." Love it!  I colored the rainbow with my Copic markers and used patterned papers from Basic Grey (Junebug).  The scallop note is from Archiver's and I added a little embossing with my Cuttlebug.  I like the white space!
My other card uses die cuts form Spellbinders and a sentiment from Unity (KOM February).  I love the soft look of this card. My sister's birthday falls on St. Patrick's day, so a card with some green is always in order.  I used one of the new colors of Distress ink from Ranger (bundled sage).  The new line of inks are so wonderful.  I use my sponge applicator so my colors are always blended and soft-like.  I also incorporated papers from Basic Grey (kioshi).  Hoping you enjoy!
Don't forget to check out Vicki's blog-lots of fantasitc cards!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


I have been busy crafting up a storm as of late.  Cards, banners and mini books. 
Today's post features a super cool banner I made using some chipboard pieces in the HOT SPOT at Archiver's.
I painted, inked and decopodged these little flower chipboard pieces.  Hoping that you enjoy!

Products used:
papers: GCD Studios
ink: Distress Ink -tumbled glass
Ribbon: Bazzill
Die Cuts: Quickutz (letters, flowers)
Gems: Hero Arts

Monday, March 15, 2010

Moxie Fab Doily and Lace Challenge

I love creating cards.  When I saw this challenge on Moxie, I thought of my Baby Dress card.  The lace on the card along with the punch pattern on the pocket are so delicate and soft.
Template:  Crafty Secrets
Papers:  Imaginescence
Punch:  EK Success
Lace:  JoAnne's
Button:  Other

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tags for A Friend

Greetings!  One of my co-workers recently celebrated her birthday and I decided to make her something special as a gift.  She always seems to find time to create all sorts of things with her knitting skills (something that I lack).
I created a tag tin for her, which includes all kinds of tags and sentiments.  Many of the stamps are from Unity Stamp Co.  Along with stamping, I distress inked and colored images with my Copic markers.
I am sure she will be able to use these both on cards as well as scrapbook pages-she loves to journal!
Other products used:
Art sticker stamps: K&Co
Hero Arts Stamps, Unity Stamps (KOM) Dec and February
Tiny Type (on tinand bird tag) Cosmo Cricket
Papers:  GCD Studios
Gems:  Hero Arts

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Banner

Banners are GREAT!  You're sure to see them just about everywhere in the crafting world.  The Lizzy Line from American Carfts has them so does Pink Persimmon Stamps!  Just look at what I created!
This image is from  You can find just about ANYTHING that you are looking for on this site. One can search images by artist, type or just page through to find the perfect one.
This image came with a few others:  a cake, cupcake, pie and a bunch of other sentiments.

I started the card by downloading the image and re-sizing it in Word.  Super EASY! I then colored it and added some pop-dots.
Other products used:
Stamps:  Hero Arts (cupcake, sentiment)
Circle Punch (EK Success)
Copic markers
Bazzill Swiss Dot Paper
DP from Basic Grey (Lemonade)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Digital Butterfly


The digital world is expanding!  I just love finding images that I can make the "perfect" size!  Jennifer McGuire has a tutorial that explains in detail how to download, open, save and re-size an image here (look for digital stamping post and video).  I highly suggest checking it out.
The card I have for you today is one of her download suggestions.  Winged Friends from Two Peas In A has images much like the Antique Engravings clear stamp set from Hero Arts.  Again, re-sizing images allows endless possibilities!  I created this card  (4 inches) to stand up and fit perfectly inside an envelope.  LOVE IT!
In her tutorial, she also shows how coloring with your foam ink applicator and distress inks allows you to achieve a blended color look.
I also added a sentiment and black jute antenne with some Glossy Accents.  Enjoy!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Moxie Fab Stamping Olympics #5 Season's Greetings

Final post for the Stamping Olympics!  This card's theme:  Season's Greetings.
 I used Bo Bunny's paper along with an image from Our Craft Lounge (another fabulous company for images-especially if you like to color).  I added some curves to the main image with my Nestabilities die (label #1). The scallop on the bottom was cut with my Quickutz.
Hoping that you are playing along with the stamping Olymics.  If not, check out the deatials here.

Moxie Fab Stamping Olympics #4 Love

Moxie Fab has a great contest going on through Monday.  Just post a card using the theme Love, Thinking of You, Birthday, Seasons Greeting or Thank You as your jumping block. Post a link to your blog and their link and you are set!
This is my fourth entry.  Love is my theme on this card.
I love using the images from Pink Cat Studio!  They work well for my student cards as well as my good friends.  These images are super fun to color too.  In this card, I used papers from Sassafrass along with my Swiss Dot Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I also did some punching and die cutting with Quickutz (lace) and Stampin' Up's ticket corner punch.
I colored little Lily and Billy with my Copic markers and added a button with some baker's twine.

Moxie Fab Stamping Olympics Card #3 Happy Birthday

Today's post features a card I made for the Moxie Fab Stamping Olympics.  This category-Happy Birthday.
I love all kinds of stamps and for this card I created an image using Pink Cat Studios digital images.
Digital is super duper great because you can re-size images and create all sorts of accessories that go along with your card.
The robot is colored with my Copic markers.  I combined card stock from Papertrey Ink with patterns from Sassafrass.  I love how you can use the main pattern along with the boarders on the barcode area.  So stinkin' FRUGAL!

Moxie Fab Stamping Olympics Card #2 Thinking of You

Another card for the Moxie Fab Stamping Olympics!  My category of choice today is Thinking of You.
This card utizlizes stamps from Hero Arts, acetate and papers from Basic Grey.
I love how the butterfly dangles with the use of a Tim Holtz pin and jump ring.
Other products used:
card stock-Papertrey
Gems:  Hero Arts-altered with my Copic markers
Copic markers
Ink:  Momento, Distress Ink, Stazon
Ribbon:  May Arts

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Olympics of Stamping-Moxie Fab World #1


Moxie Fab World is celebrating the Olympics with a stamping contest.  In order to play along, just link your blog to Mr. Linky by March 8th.  You can win (gold, silver or bronze) in five different categories:  Love, Birthday, Thinking of You/Hi, Seasons Greeting and Thank You. 

Here is my card for the Thank You category:
Items used:
Card stock-  Papertrey Ink, The Paper Company
DP:  GCD Designs-Artsy Urban
Stamps:  Unity Stamp Co. (October KOM), Hero Arts (thank you)
Copic Markers
Glossy Accents: Ranger
Ink: Momento (Tuxedo Black), Distress Ink (Ranger)
Crochet Flower:  American Crafts
Punch:  Fiskars (Apron Strings)