Showing posts from November, 2011

Sparkly poinsettia

Good morning,
It is time for make it Monday over at Papertrey Inc.  Our host today was Dawn McVey #43 ribbon pleating.  I used the stamp set Christmas Poinsettia by Papertrey.  I started with the leaf stamp and went around the outside of the card using old olive ink and stamping off every other one.  In the middle I stamped the poinsettia using real red and cranberry crisp ink. 

 Here is a close up pleating the red ribbon.

At the end I finished up adding pearls, using smooches spritzer and topping it with glitter.
Have a great day!


What a great day!

The last few days have been wonderful!  Over at Amy Rohl's blog, Ink about me she had a giveaway.  The stamp set is called Forest Whimsy by Paper Smooches,  illustrated by Kim Hughes. I won!  THANK YOU Amy and Kim!

Next, I did the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and I won the Perfect Princess Badge!  THANK YOU Christy Q and Lesley!

One more, over at Papertrey Inc.  under the twitter updates my blog was posted because they enjoyed my card for the Make It Monday challenge #41.  THANK YOU Nichole!
This hasn't happened before, that's why I am excited and had to say a little something!
Have a great night,


Celebrate today

Hello everyone!!
Over at Freshly Made Sketches they have a challenge going on.  Sketch #11, hostess is Linda C.  Check out all the fun!
 This afternoon it has been dark and rainy, although it is a nice day to stamp.  The stamp sets that I used are from Papertrey, friendship jar and background basic text style.  Designer paper is My Mind's Eye and Pretty Please.  I hand cut out the jar topper and paper pieced the tag.  Did some decorative stitching and on the marina mist cardstock I brushed the edges to make the paper darker, with the same ink.  Then I finished the card by adding a button and some twine.  Thanks Linda for a great sketch!

Have a wonderful night!


From our house to yours!

Hello everyone,
I hope you are all having a good morning.  I did another card for the Make it Monday #41, tips for the essential glue challenge from Papertrey Inc.  I used the essential glue pad for the front red door and the green curtains, applying glitter.  The stamps sets are home made and love lives here holiday.
 Here is a close-up of the window.  If you click on the pictures, then you can really see the detail.
I also added a pearl in each window, and used the Martha Stewart punch for the greens and some red bling.  I sure do appreciate all your lovely comments.  Thank you!


Christmas 2011

Good morning everyone,
Today's technique is using the essential glue pad.  Papertrey has a make it Monday #41 challenge, tips for the essential glue pad hosted by Jenn.  I started with the tag die #2 and stamped that with turning a new leaf in old olive ink.  Using the essential glue pad stamping over the image and covering it with glitter.  The berry stamp came from wreath for all seasons, also glittered.  Other stamps used were love lives here holiday, Papertrey and make the date from MFT.
I dyed my own seam binding using antique linen, distress ink.  In the middle of the button I placed a pearl.  The designer papers were bought at Hobby Lobby.  Have a nice day!


Love lives here

Good morning,
Today's card I used:

Stamps:  love lives here, background basics houndstooth, text style and polka dot basic
Ink:  tempting turquoise, old olive, lavender lace, night of navy and black
Extra's:  doily, buttons, sticklers on the heart, roof and flowers, butterfly lace with pearls added, spellbinders and twine

Here is another look, I did cut out the heart and then used pop ups to raise the house for some dimension.  Have a nice day.


My Favorite Things, MFTWSC45

Good morning, it is time for My Favorite Things, Wednesday Stamp Club challenge!  I started with the stamp set being cute is what I do from MFT.  The chip board I painted white and added glitter and wow that is so pretty, I will do that more often!  DP paper is from The Paper Studio, love that holly.

This morning huge snowflakes falling.  SO PRETTY!!!

Have a great day.


Snowflake MOJO214

Hello, its time for MOJO Monday #214.  Please visit and join in on the fun!  The sketch was designed by Julee Tilman.  I started with marina mist card stock  and the stamp set Christmas in the air by Verve.  I made my own background paper by using four of the snowflakes, which are tree's in a circle and stamped them all over with marina mist and night of navy ink. 
Stamps:  Verve and Papertrey
Ink:  night of navy and marina mist
Paper:  marina mist, night of navy, very vanilla, real red and whisper white
Dies:  spellbinders, SU and Papertrey
Extras:  cuttlebug folder, glitter, button, twine and rhinestones

Have a nice day!


MIM #39 again

I started making this card for a different challenge, but changed my mind to make one more Make-it-Monday card for Papertrey.  I decided to take two photos.  The top photo the card is sitting on top of our piano and in the reflection you can see that I embossed the polka dots.  Yes, I made my background using the Polka dots basic background stamp and embossed them with clear embossing powder. 
Other stamps and dies that I used were tiny treats Christmas stamp set, the tree and tiny tags die.  Buttons, glitter, hat pin, seam binding, lace, rhinestone, string and the DP paper is My Mind's eye.

Have a wonderful Thursday.


MIM #39

This is my second Make it Monday card.  Multi-stamp background building with Papertrey Inc.  This time I used the stamp set Love Lives Here Holiday.  The inks that I used for the mittens is marina mist, the cap of the mitten night of navy, the large star certainly celery, small star more mustard and the heart real red.  And YES the white background for taking pictures is a lot better than yesterday's MIM red background.  What was I thinking!

Have a lovely Tuesday!