Monday, October 31, 2011


This month over at ABC Toys and Crafts we are challenging you all to make Christmas cards, perfect timing, right? I mean we all are going to be working on these until Christmas Eve so join us!

But here is the fun part, this stamp is a Stampavie EASTER stamp! Yep, for those of you who know these images probably had to look twice. I just stamped the image with Memento ink but didn't ink the easter eggs that were sitting in the bucket or next to the bucket. Instead I used my Martha Stewart branch punch to fill these areas. Of course, I colored the image with my copics (R29, E31, E21, G99, G42). To finish off I put rhinestones on the wreath and then the branches got a little liquid pearls.

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Tag Time!

Happy Sunday!

My project for today is my first holiday gift tag for this year. This is one thing that I love to do and typically I host a swap on SCS and over the last few years I have gotten so many wonderful tags. This one I made using a brand new die that I got from Cottage Cutz called filigree snowflake. The challenge this month is to use a "frame" on your project and I didn't have one of their frames but I made one with the snowflake. I just took a circle and cut out the middle to frame my sentiment. Nothing like some kraft, cherry cobbler and shimmering silver cardstock together. YUMMY I say!

Hope you have a great day!


Saturday, October 29, 2011

I can not believe that I have not posted since Monday! What a slacker I am! (wink wink). So I had this card sitting in my posts and I figured I would go ahead and post it today for you all. It is actually a card that I made a few weeks ago with the left over papers from another card I made. I just wanted to use up the scraps and because it was pink and grey I love it. The stick pin is one that a friend sent me in a swap- it is the FIRST time I have included a pin on any of my cards. Imagine that!

With that being said- have a fabulous weekend!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Boo Batty!

ACK! Is this the cutest? Well I do like it because it is so simple and clean..... oh maybe a little scary. LOL! The moon is a big circle that I stamped with a bat and the covered the entire moon with rock candy so it shimmers. The set is Hero Arts Frightful. So anyways, this card I made with the Skipping Stone Sketch.

Smiles are Welcomed

Happy Monday!We are showcasing Stampavie again this week, these sweet images are always fun to color. So I pulled out my copic markers and set to working on this card. I wanted it to be soft, subtle and pink of course! :)

To start I stamped my image with memento ink and then used copics (R22, R20, R00, G07,E25, E21). I then die cut it with Nestabilities Label One and then used the scallop circle for my sentiment. Added a few little adhesive pearls to give it a "dainty feel, just what every girl needs right?

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Support the Cause.....

Hello, today I wanted to make a card to support Breast Cancer Awareness . The stamp set I used for this is Verve and I kept it soft and subtle pink. I hope you all have a fabulous day!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Spooky Happy Halloween!

Ok, so I realized nooooo post for 4 days! WHAT? I had posts here on the site but never wrote any of them up or anything. What was I thinking? So here is one of the latest Halloween cards that I did with the Echo Park papers: I kind of did it simple style but I do like how it turned out.
I also got all my Halloween cards addressed and ready to go! yep- sending out a handful of cards this year so that will be a little surprise for my friends. Ok, so no post for 4days and then this one is quick as I need to get some things done for tomorrow. Have a great day!

Challenge: CropStop: Halloween

Monday, October 17, 2011

ABC Monday!

I have decided my Monday's are going to be named just that ABC Monday: always trying to come up with a quick and cute name and well, just sayin' it doesn't always work- so taking the stress out of labeling my posts! :)So this week I am show casing of the the Stampavie Stamps: she was probably one of my first and I just completely adore her. Not sure if she reminds me of me and my first teddy or what but she always makes me smile. The sketch is for the deconstruction sketch 23 this week, I think that I mentioned that they do have some FAB sketches!

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pixie Stamps Design Team News!

Exciting News!

I wanted to share some fun and exciting news with all of you today. Michelle, over at Michelle' Scrapbooking/Pixie Cottage Stamps has invited me to be on her Design Team! I can't tell you how excited I am as I just love her images and look forward to getting back to coloring with my copics. We will be doing weekly challenges over on the Pixie Cottage Challenge Blog as well so I do hope you'll join us!


I just laugh when I read this card, it is a Waltzingmouse image and I always think "If only a powder could be used on someone to make them laugh or be happy". You know someone in your life that could use some of that powder? The sketch is I heart sketches and this month Waltzingmouse is sponsoring the challenge so I thought it fitting to use their stamps.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Trick or Treat?

Hello! Well we are over mid-week thankfully! I am once again looking forward to the weekend! My son will be coming home to celebrate his birthday! Plus, we have the big Michigan vs Michigan State game- that means fun food too! The card is made with Echo Park Emporium and like I told you last week I wanted to use it with some kraft cardstock- LUV the look. The sentiment is Hero Arts I do believe!

Challengese: Simon Says: Halloween,

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Believe in Miracles

Just card that I made supporting Breast Cancer Awareness. I have not decided if I will send to someone and/or if I will ship them off to MD Anderson or something to use. I love making these cards as I find inspiration in them and of course, they are pink so I love that part. Have you made any cards for BCA this October? If not, challenge yourself to make one!

Oh the little confetti- found it at Michael's.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Hello and Happy Tuesday...... today's card I did for a new challenge that I found and their sketches are really unique I think. It is Deconstructed #22! I needed to do a couple more Halloween cards so I reached for this wonderful Echo Park paper pack- it has such fun patterns! Next I want to do a couple of simple cards with kraft cardstock since this is their base and looks so cool: maybe mix in a couple Jenni Bowlin tags! Come back and see what I do!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Potions and things.....

Happy Monday! Here I am again with the Monday post for ABC Toys and Crafts- and I am posting another fabulous (if I don't say so myself!) Halloween card. This one is a big "darker" than a few of the other ones I have been making over the last few weeks. Potions, crows, black and green versus the fun and whimsical and bright colors. But don't be scared- I think it is pretty safe. The base of this card is cream and then I have a piece of Kiwi because it just seemed to go so well with that potion paper from Martha Stewart (all of these are from her halloween pack). I inked up my edges and did a little distressing (how fun was that?). Now that I have it made you can not tell really well but the potion bottle piece is made with my new spellbinders- I will have to use it again soon so you can see the fabulous shape!

So what did I use on this card? Martha Stewart Paper, Hero Art Gems, Memento Tuxedo, Tim Holtz Distressor, Hero Arts Frightful, Spellbinder Label 23, EK success 3D dots, Bakers Twine.
This month we are challenging you to create a card or project with pumpkins on it- it is the perfect challenge for this time of year and Julie is giving away a super prize- come join us!

Challenges: Stamptacular: distressing, Sentimental Sunday: anything goes

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Pocket full of fun!

So in making some cards this week- I decided to make a handful of these cut little Halloween tag cards. Each card has 2 tags: one you can write a message on and the other has a little sentiment or embellishment of sorts- they turned out very fun and cute.

On each card I added some bling, liquid pearls or something to give it a little 3D texture. The stamp sets are Hero Arts. Remember the top pocket will accomodate a couple mini bags of candies- how fun is that?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Shakin' Halloween Style

What is up? So this last week I actually sold a handful of Halloween cards, which is a good thing since I had so many and really, what was I going to do with them all?
Anyways- I had sold a shaker card and needed another one- and here is my take on it. The paper is memory box and inside the shaker: clear long beads and then some mini cut outs of pumpkins, bats, skulls and then a couple of black cats. It is so darned cute in real person- so cute. The little girl will love it when she shakes it too- makes a nice little noise. I think that maybe I need to make some of these for Christmas! Ok, well off I go- have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I HEART Sketches

Hello! I hope today finds you doing wonderfully! It has been a beautiful fall here this week, sunny but crisp. I do love it! I was thinking that I need to start on some Christmas cards- have you started? I see so many gals posting them and I just can not get into them yet. So- another springy/summery card. hee hee..... I hope you enjoy it!

Challenge: I heart 2 stamp

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Mojo Birthday Wishes

Happy Tuesday (late in the day as it may be!) Today's card is my take on the Mojo Monday sketch this week. The paper is my new MME Lime Twist, scrumptuous isn't it? I have been having so much fun making halloween cards but had to stop and get another birthday card. My goal is at the end of October to have at least 6-8 birthday cards on hand. So here is number 5! Another short post- need to try to catch up on some posts and gotta watch Ringer!

Challenge: SweetStamps

Monday, October 3, 2011

Happy Haunting !!!

Ok, I have to say that based on my love for gemstones, this halloween tree is the best. I do wish that you could see the colors/sparkle a bit better but take it from me- it is so sweet. Right now I am having so much fun making halloween cards and this set is one that you can find at ABC Toys and Crafts! The images are so clear and crisp too.... now to find the right person to send it to.

Don't forget about the Pumpkin Challenge over on the Challenge thread: wonderful inspiration and prizes too. Come join us! Product used:
Hero Art Black Gemstones
Hero Arts Cling Frightful
Memento Black
MS Border Punch

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Perk UP!

Good Day- welcome again to my blog. Today's card I used a VERVE sketch along with the new coffee/tea set from VERVE. I was trying to use Jen D over at Verve as my inspiration for the Challenge. This card is a 4 1/4 x 6 inch card, fits in a legal envelope. It is a perfect card to tuck a gift card into it. Wouldn't that be a nice little gift for someone? I just love this set,you can stamp the coffee cup or the tea cup and then add the smoke coming out and/or the little decorations on the cups. So cute. Ok, off I go now........ have a great day.

Pumpkins Abound

Hello everyone! Over at ABC Toys and Crafts we have a challenge to use pumpkins on your projects. Now how fun is that? You should come on over and check it out- Julie has some wonderful prizes up her sleeves too! Even more fun and incentive..... right.

You can find all these products over at the store! Julie gives 10% everyday over there too!

Hero Arts Frightful, Memento Inks ( dandelion/tuxedo), Cricut pumpkin, Black Gems

Criss Cross Halloween?

Oh and I do love these siimple little Criss Cross cards........ just love them. I had not done one in awhile either so thought I would join the Sweet Stamps Challenge. Are you making your halloween cards? Well as you have probably seen here, I have been diligent and this paper I got from my new friend Joan (We R Memory) has some really cool colors and papers in blue, purple, orange, and black. I chose this print as it was a bit subtle and thought it would be perfect for a crisscross to prevent it from being so busy- clean and fresh dont you think?

Have a great weekend!