Thursday, March 31, 2011

Congratulations its twins

 A friend of mine asked me to make her a baby card for newborn twins.  It sounds easy of enough but I found it difficult to figure out how to include both boy and girl colors without either one of them overwhelming the other.  Well I drew my inspiration from the latest blog hop at Papertrey Ink.  Erin Lincoln in her latest pod cast talked about inspiration and if you see a card do you copy it exactly or put your own spin on it.  I found this topic intriguing because I see so many cards out there I love but do like to add more own spin.  So to make a long story short...Crazycurl made this card for the blog hop:

I loved the simplicity of her design and it got me thinking about how I could incorporate parts of her design into my own.  This is what I came up with......
Thanks Crazycurl for your inspiration!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Paper Players Challenge...Thank You

I decided to play along with all of the ladies from Paper Players today. 
Nance Leady designed the following sketch:

I needed to make a Thank You card for my parents.  They made my birthday last week, so special! 
I used a variety of stamp sets to complete this look.  They included Falling Leaves, Life and Luck of the Irish.  I choose to use ripe avocado, dark chocolate and raspberry fizz ink and used a white ink pen to add the centers of the flowers.  I am really happy with this card.  It feels like spring!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Thank You

I decided to pull out my dot spots.  These stamps are just a happy set to me.  I decided to use terra cotta, dark chocolate and simply chartreuse on Kraft cardstock.  Next I stamped Thank you using Say it with Style in dark chocolate on simply charteuse cardstock.  I used my copics to color in the saying and added a pop dot behind the sentiment.  I love how it turned out, however, I need to do a couple card with this set in Spring colors!  Enjoy!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Miss You

Today's card is a miss you card with a simple design.  I decided to use vellum for my sentiment for a change of pace.  I like the dots and the bitty boxes just to add some contrast. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 24, 2011


I am so lucky to have a core group of close girl friends that are amazing.  Last week one of them went far beyond the usual, so I made this card for her.  When I get a load of scraps, I like to turn to my Martha Stewart punch and cut out butterflies!  I had quite a variety of colors, so I settled on a deep rich tone.  I used a background stamp and a simple sentiment to let her know how grateful I was, so win-win all the way around.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Challenge #39 ~ Clean and Simple

I am participating in The Paper Players challenge #39.
The challenge is to:
  • use lots of white space
  • use few or no embellishments
  • use few layers
This was a great challenge for me because normally I would add buttons to the flowers or along the ribbon, so it was fun to play along. Enjoy!

All products from Papertrey Ink, unless stated
Stamps: Flower Fusion #1
Ink: Ripe avocado, plum pudding, orange zest, raspberry fizz, hibiscus burst
Paper: spring rain, ripe avocado, white
Other: ribbon, corner chomper

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Totally Hues Challenge #4

Today I am participating in Totally Hues Challenge.

For this challenge, the corresponding PTI colors are Lemon Tart, Plum Pudding, Raspberry Fizz, New Leaf & the neutrals of your choice.  I thought that this color combination would be easier than it turned out to be.  I usually do not work with lemon tart to often, so it was great to jump in and figure out what the best color combo would be.  I decided to complete a spring day it will warm up in Indiana!
I used a raspberry fizz base with bitty box basics in lemon tart as the background for my neutral.  I finished the edge with Dawn's edger die.  Next I stamped my wreath in New Leaf with Plum Pudding dots.  This stamp is from Wreath of all Seasons.  Lastly I added two new leaf buttons and a strip of plum pudding ribbon.  I really like how my card turned out.  Enjoy!

Baby...luck of the Irish

I have one more baby card to post.  This one was made especially for a bundle of joy that was born last week on St. Patrick's Day!  Addie made her grand debut on this special day for this wonderful family!  I used Argyle in the background before adding another Baby Button Bits Stamp.  This little sweet pea was filled with sweet blush buttons.  I added Luck of the Irish from an Irish set.  I love how the card turned out!  So sweet and precious like the new little bundle of joy!  Enjoy!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Baby..a new little someone

Here is another baby girl card I made this weekend.  My daughter and I hung out this afternoon and made a couple cards since the weather was slightly less than desirable!  Frustrating after spending most of the day outside yesterday!  Well we took advantage of the time and had a great time.  She made a variety of cards while I worked on some more baby cards and a couple of others.  You can't get anymore girly than this with the pink paper, button and glitter!  Baby Button Bits makes it so easy and cute!  Enjoy!

Sunday, March 20, 2011


A friend of mine asked me to make some baby cards.  This is not something that I regularly do but baby cards are fun to make!  She requested some girl cards.  I pulled out my Baby Button Bits  and had fun putting this pink card together.  I used my Book Print Impression Plate as a background.  I love all of the texture with the ribbon, buttons and pop dots I used to pop the snail piece.  Enjoy!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thank you

 This is a second Thank you card that I had made for the Make it Mondays at Papertrey Ink but never posted.  It was fun to use so many different stamps sets to make this card!  I love the scarlet color and the yellow together!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Miss You

I continue to love to use my Love Birds set.  So here is another card that not only uses that set but incorporates alot of different elements.  I always enjoy using twine but with all of the added layers, I think it really helps to set the card off.  Enjoy!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Make it Mondays

It is time for Make it Mondays at Papertrey Ink.
This week the challenge is to use an impression plate on only part of your paper.  While I have a couple of them and I love the texture it gives a card, I don't always remember that I have them!  This was a great way to get me to use what I have!
In my card I used the Background Basics: Diamond Impression Plate on aqua mist card stock.  It is really hard to tell in the picture.  I then layer that over distressed dots and Kraft card stock.  I added a rustic cream border along with scarlet jewel ribbon and button on the part that I did not use my IP on.  My sentiment is from Flower Fusion #1 and so is the flower.  I love that the card has all this texture and weight to it.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Make It Mondays- #5

This weeks Make it Monday at Papertrey Ink  is to use distressed edges.  This challenge was right up my alley  I love to distress edges with my Tim Holtz distresser. 
 So for my card, I choose to make the grass distressed for my cute flower.  I used Simply Chartreuse paper along with rustic cream and Kraft.  I added my flower using the new Flower Fusion #1 set is chartreuse, dark chocolate and raspberry fizz.  I added a button with some twine, some inking along the edges and some stitching on the sewing machine.  Simply a happy card!  Enjoy!

Here is a close up of the distressed edge.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


The week after next I am hosting a craft party with my friend.  She will be selling her Thirty One Gifts  and I will have my papercrafts on hand.  When the two of us get together, we have so much fun...then throw in a large handful of friends and it should be a blast!  Several people have been requesting tags, so I have been busy making them!  Outside of papercrafts, I have been making a couple of items to hang up in the house.  I will have to post those in the the future!  Enjoy!