Friday, September 25, 2009

Here are a few pics from Abby's Little house on the Prairie birthday party. She turned 9. They decorated a muslin tablecloth with fabric markers, made yoyo flowers and had Little house names on all of the cupcakes and had a quiz that was so much fun. :)

Monday, August 31, 2009

I just love this set by PTI named Bird watchers. I used a premade card and it came together quite quickly. I guess I'm a kid at heart as I still enjoy a good coloring project. I used pearly watercolors and an aquapainter. Happy Monday.

Stamps: PTI bird watchers
Ink: brilliance sepia
Paper: My mind's eye notecards, very vanilla
Accessories: satin seam tape, Martha stewart border punch

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My friend Nancy has her own line of stamps called Shady tree studio. They are available at Cornish Heritage Farms. Her line offers a great variety of themes yet all are so easy to add a bit of color and you'll love the final result.

Stamps: Shady tree studio- gardner's hands

Paper: kraft, Making memories journal notes

Ink: sepia versafine, watercolor crayons

Accessories: Kaiser half pearls, ivory taffeta stitched

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

I just love Shady tree studio stamps. These beautiful images are drawn by Phantom on SCS or Nancy to those who are lucky to call her our friend. They are so easy to color as she adds much of the shading already. The variety of her stamps is amazing. I love the nature, birthday and especially The Cafe~ super cool coffee/tea themed as well as great recipe/kitchen themes. Anyhooo~ I made this for the CHF challenge last week to use color. I brayered the sky and stamped the main images on watercolor paper.

Stamps- Shady tree studio- thatch birdhouse, Primitive beginnings, fine gingham

Ink- ballet blue, regal rose, Riding hood red

Paper- Kraft, glossy

Accessories- Riding hood red stripped gingham, scallop punch, circle punch, glitter heart-raw chipboard and SU chunky glitter

Friday, June 19, 2009

I'm quickly falling in love with SU's new in-colors. They remind me of jewel tones which are so versatile in my opinion.

stamps: Pun Fun, Circle circus

paper: SU Razzleberry dp, mambo melon

accessories: razzleberry dotted grosgrain, silver brads, eyelet border punch

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I love this adorable set by SU called Cheep talk. It is easy to use and has the sweetest sayings. They also offer coordinating dp which makes card making a breeze. It's like putting a puzzle together.

Stamps- Cheep talk

Paper- Good morning sunshine dp, kiwi kiss, summer sun, choc chip

Ink- Pacific point, choc chip, kiwi kiss, summer sun

Accessories- button latte, white satin ribbon

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I thought it would be fun to add a couple of links to friends of mine who also blog. I find inspiration from their blogs and hope you do too.


My friend Nancy (aka Phantom) has a new line of stamps she has hand drawn. These beautiful stamps are available at Cornish Heritage Farms~ her line is called Shady tree studio. I love the varitey she offers and her true artist creativity just shines through her entire line. Her SCS gallery is another source of endless inspiration.

I hope you are as inspired by these creative girls as I am. Enjoy your spring day!

Happy Spring! I'm loving having the windows open and smelling the lilacs around my house. I made a sympathy card~ they are nice to have on hand. I used the cuddlebug embossing folder then rubbed ink over the raised images~ it really gives added depth. I also sponged the gingham to give it a vintage look.
Crafty secrets creative cuts- main image
Paper: RHR cardstock, black, kraft, vanilla
Accessories: vintage lace, Martha stewart border punch, half pearls, black gingham ribbon
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I made this for the challenge on the Crafty secrets forum this week. We were to use metal on our cards. I have lots of this but sometimes forget to use it~ it does go well with the vintage feel of CS products.

Stamps- PTI mailbox greetings

Paper- Crafty secrets birds and botanical image and journal notes, CS pastel paper pack, brocade blue cs, very vanilla

Accessories- SU hodgepodge, unknown photo corners, lt. blue gingham

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I just adore the complete line of Amy Butler. I just love this pkg of Vintage cuts~ the colors and textures are so pretty. I used my big shot and the textile embossing folder.

Stamps: Crafty secrets card sentiments

Paper: SU very vanilla, Amy butler vintage cuts

Ink: basic gray

Accessories: textile folder, vintage buttons/snap, hemp

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

This card took 5 minutes. I cut the oval/scallop with my bigshot and the scallop die from SU. I sponged baja breeze ink on the shimmery paper then stamped the flowers in choc chip craft and embossed in clear ep. A little sponging around the edges and it was done. I think it would be a great sympathy card too with a different sentiment. Thanks for looking.

Stamps: Upsy daisy, Level 1 hostess

Paper: baja breeze, Parisian breeze specialty, shimmery white

Ink: choc chip craft, baja breeze Accessories: baja breeze grosgrain, horizontal slot punch

This set is so fun to play with. The options are endless!

Stamps: Branch out- Stampin up

Paper: Parisian breeze specialty dp, very vanilla, baja breeze cs

Ink: choc chip, baja breeze, creamy carmel

Accessories: kraft taffeta, designer buttons- SU

I love this set from Stampin up~ Just B. It is so versatile~ fits any occasion.

Stamps: Just B

Paper: baja breeze cs, very vanille, My Mind's eye dp

Accessories: SU celery twill (SAB), silver brad, pretties kit

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

This year I have challenged myself to alter one item each month. This month I used this nugget tin and made it into a mini card holder. I used this fabulous pom pom trim and a friendship poem from Crafty secrets. The cards are all 3x4 and were made using the Crafty secrets set Card sentiments. It was so fun to make these smaller scale items. They go so quickly.

Stamp sets: Crafty secrets Card sentiments, Mini memories and Altered art

Paper: Crafty secrets radiant pad, so saffron- SU

Accessories: cream organdy, coral organdy, vintage filagree hardware, burgandy grosgrain, Crafty secrets sweet chips chipboard, velvet butterfly- unknown