Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Little Birdie Told Us....

My niece is expecting her second child, and this is the card I sent to the happy couple. The adorable owl is from Whimsy Stamps, and I colored him with Copic markers. Very CAS.

Anyone going to Stampaway in Cincinnati this Friday night or Saturday (or both)? It should be a great show!

Thank you for stopping by.


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Stamp-a-Faire Limited Supply Challenge Entry


Your challenge is to create a project using the limited supply list provided below.  You can choose to re-create one of the designer projects or design something all your own.
These are the specifics that were provided to each of the team members.  You can use as many or as few as you like and any inks you prefer.  You may also add in dies, twine or glitter if you desire. Please do not use any other products besides those listed below, however you can substitute the Natural Beauties stamp set for another floral set if need be.
  • STAMPS: Natural Beauties only (or another floral set as a substitute if needed)
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse
  • RIBBON: Hawaiian Shores Bitty Dot
  • BUTTONS: Simply Chartreuse

For my entry, I chose Pretty Peonies since I do not yet have Natural Beauties. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Stamp-a-Faire 2012


Hello!!!! PTI stamp-a-faire 2012 is here, and I cannot wait to see what Nichole and the design team have planned for us! 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Re-thinking Those Ribbon Scraps

Another CASE. This time Kim Kesti is the inspiration. Just when my ribbon is feeling neglected and the scraps preparing to be tossed. Now I'm re-thinking those leftovers. I think this makes a great masculine birthday card. What do you think?

The sentiment is from a Hero Arts set called "Live Life".

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a good one.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Happy Birthday, Garrett!!

Tomorrow my youngest grandchild turns one. I say this with every grandchild, but I can't believe he's a year old already. They grow up way too fast. I wish he lived closer so we could see him more often.

The inspiration for my card today came from this awesome card by Laurie Willison. It's a great layout that you'll be seeing from me again. If you've never visited Laurie's blog, you should definitely take a peak. But be prepared to spend some serious time there. 

Thank you for stopping by.


Thursday, July 5, 2012

It's Your Day

Does anyone else create a complete mess of their desk and entire surrounding area for one little card? Geez! Anyway... this card was born from the chaos of my "creative process" in making Carol's birthday card posted below. Same leafy branch, a Hero Arts cling background, PTI sentiment, a pp scrap and a teeny butterfly from SU.
Have a great evening, and thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Today I want to wish my girlfriend, Carol, a very happy birthday!! Have a great day, sweetie! I'm so-o-o looking forward to seeing you in a few weeks. 
Because Carol is such a talented card maker, it is a challenge for me to create a "Carol worthy" card, but this is what I came up with. The gingham background and leaf branch (stamped twice) stamps are from Impression Obsession. I hand cut the banner and mat to accommodate the image. 
Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you'll pop over to Carol's blog and wish her a happy birthday. I know she would love it.