Monday, May 31, 2010

I'M A SEAMSTRESS!! I didn't even know it!

Remember a few weeks ago when I posted about my wonderful generous Mother buying me a Cricut Expression? Well, I got to snooping around the Internet looking for a dust cover and I found out that people make these and sell them or $30! Holy SMOKES. I said, NO WAY, give me some fabric, I'll figure this out. And figure it out I did. I am so happy with the way it turned out.

Just wanted to share my first sewing success!

Thanks for listening!!!

Hippity Hop...{Ippity} Style!!!!! Happy Memorial Day!!!

Good morning!!! I had such a time with this week's {Ippity} Something Faux Challenge at Splitcoast . I chose to use not only a new product that I have never tried before, but I also reached for a stamp that I had never stamped with before.
First the cool product. Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Back Canvas. This product is so versatile. You could even run it in the printer and your image will come out amazing. This product is also very useful with new Itop brad maker. The sticky back really comes in handy when attaching the brad.

My new stamps is once again {Ippity}, A Bit of Burlap. I stamped the image onto the canvas using Chocolate Chip craft ink, did a little distressing on the sides and chaaa-ching!! I love it.

I guess I used three things that I have never used before on this card. I also used the Bazzill Basics In Stitches Templates. The canvas was super easy to stitch on. I loved all these products so much! Fun, fun, fun challenge!!!

Here is what I used on the rest of the card:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Really Rust, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up
Stamps: A Bit of Burlap, A Moment In Time & The Simple Things ({Ippity} by Unity Stamp Co.)
Ink: Only Orange, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip, Rose Red (Stampin' Up)
Border Punch: Upper Crest (Fiskars)
Extras: In Stitches Templates (Bazzil Basics); Embroidery Thread & Rhinestones (Joann's), Sticky Back Canvas (Ranger)

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at my card. Please let me know what you think!!

Have a super day!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Moxie Fab World FUN with FABRIC!!

Putting FABRIC on a greeting card??? Are you crazy! Well, I gave it a try and low and behold... LOVE IT!!! This little cutie was so fun to make. Right down to this hand stitched pink flower. I found a super tutorial on a great blog, What a Beautiful Mess (cute name). She has alot of great tutorials there!!!! Thank you Lisa!!

Please play along with me and ALOT of other gals at the Moxie Fun with Fabric Challenge. Please take a look HERE.

I have only recently discovered the Moxie Fab World and I am so glad I did. I have been getting Paper Crafts magazine for years, and only about a month ago, stopped in on the blog. I sure an glad I did.

Here what I used on my card:

Cardstock: Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Boho Backgrounds, One of a Kind (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink (Stampin' Up)
Ribbon: 5/8" Satin Old Olive, Silver Cord (Stampin' Up)
Buttons: Tim Holtz Ideaology, Stampin' Up
Fabric: All from Joann's.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have time to let me know what you think of my card.

Have a good day and please stop again!!!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Moxie Fab World Trigger Tuesday!!

The Trigger Tuesday Challenge at Moxie Fab World was FAB (hehe) this week!!! Betsy Veldman picked this card as her most inspired card in the Card Creation Vol. 8 book. (Great book by the way).

So our challenge was to make a card inspired by the same card as Betsy!

Here is mine...I got out this set of stamps and lord knows how I ended up with a Valentine's card. What is wrong with me??? The two cards I dislike making the most and I made one of each this week. Hmmmm.

Here is what I used:
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Short & Sweet (Stampin' Up); Post Marked (Close To My Heart)
Ink: Craft Real Red, Craft Whisper White (Stampin' Up)
Charm: Tim Holtz Ideaology
Ribbon: Stampin' Up

Please take the time to check out the Tuesday Trigger challenge! Who knows when you will win!!

Thanks for stopping by. Leave some love and let me know you were here!!!!

Have a great day!

Friday, May 28, 2010



I love Friends With Flair Friday!!! I also so appreciate you taking the time to stop by my blog and leaving me some love. Your comments and encouragement, inspire me to no end!!

Today I am using THREE new stamp sets from the {Ippity} Spring 2010 release AND a great sketch from the Go To Sketch magazine from Paper Crafts.

Here is what I used on my card:

Cards Dimensions: 4x4
Cardstock: Whisper White
Patterned Paper: Nook & Pantry (Basic Grey)
Stamps: The Simple Things, Faith Blooms & Season of Joy ({Ippity} by Unity Stamp Co.
Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss (Stampin' Up)
Ribbon: Mellow Moss (Stampin' Up)
Dies: Labels Thirteen (Spellbinders)

Fun little card to make!

I hope you have a super day!! Thanks again for stopping by and ENJOY THE HOP!!!

You can get back to the Unity BLOG here!!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Day 86 @ 365 Cards....

I only get a few days a week to play in my craft room and let all of reality slip away for a few hours. BUT...there is a challenge blog called 365 Cards that posts a challenge everyday (hence the name). I just don't have time to get there day after day. I always read what the challenge is in my Google reader and see the beautiful creations the design team made, but I never participate.

Well, today I did. The challenge was seemed simple, but had limitations. When I had completed the card, I felt like there was so much that I still needed to do with it, but according to the challenge. I.Was.Done.

The challenge was use one stamped image, one stamped sentiment, and one embellishment. Seemed easy, but at the end, I felt interrupted. Ohhhhh still turned out cute, and gave me a reason to use the darling stamps from the Unity Stamp Co. May Kit of the Month A Little Happy! I hadn't had a change to use it yet due to my drooling over all the new {Ippity} Spring 2010 new releases!

Here is what else I used:
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Pixie Pink (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: A Little Happy (Unity Stamp Co.)
Ink: Bashful Blue, Pixie Pink, Yoyo Yellow (Stampin' Up); Jet Black (Stazon)
Border Punch: Eyelet Border Punch (Stampin' Up)

The lace at the bottom of the sentiment is Paper Lace, a fun technique. You can see a video tutorial HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today. Please let me know you where here and let me know what you think of my card.

Have a good day!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My Father's Day Cards are a SUCCESS....

This is the last of my Father's Day cards. I dug out this retired Stampin' Up stamp set Fly Fishing and I really went to town. I usually struggle making cards for men, but these cards just came so natural. It also helped that I do love this set!!!

I won't bore you with anymore Father's Day cards after this one, I promise!!!

Here is what I used to make this card:
Cardstock: Kraft, Always Artichoke, Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: To The Nines (Stampin' Up DSP)
Stamps: All Holidays, Fly Fishing, Sanded Background Stamp ( Stampin' Up)
Ink: Craft Chocolate Chip, Classic Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up)
Extras: Brad's (Joann's Essentials); Hemp Twine (Stampin' Up); Detail Clear Embossing Powder

Thank you so much for stopping by! Like I said....this is the last of the Father's Day cards. I think.

Please take the time to leave me a comment and let me know what you think about my card.

Have a super day!!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

{Ippity} HIP HOP!!! My First One!!!

I am very excited to be apart of the Monday {Ippity} Hip Hop!! It is my first one!! Please check out the {Ippity} Blog and visit all the wonderful blogs where {Ippity} stamps are featured!!!! I love this cards I made. Sometimes I am so shocked at how cute things turn out. I love this stamp set!!! Of course....It {Ippity}!!! I am also entering this card in the Cardabilities sketch challenge! This site has the most beautiful sketches. I love playing along!!!

I hope you enjoy the Hippity Hop!!! Be sure to leave lots of love for all the other {Ippity} Chicks!!!!

Here is what I used:
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: {Ippity} Collection by October Afternoon
Stamps: Fall for You, Now and Always {Ippity} Stamps by Unity Stamp Co.
Ink: Old Olive Classic & Craft (Stampin' Up)
Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Brads: Always Artichoke (Stampin' Up)
Extras: Rhinestones (Joann's), Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you have a great Monday and I hope you join along in the Hippity Hop!!
Let me know what you think of my card!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Split Coast Stamper Sketch Challenge...

Good morning!!

Today I am sharing a card that is kind of new for me. I am trying to meet a design call, that is asking for cards with metal embellishments. I just so happened to have this GREAT Tim Holtz Bird Cage die on my desk and a piece of embossing metal. Hmmmm....What a great combo!!! I then used Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks and gave it all some good color. There you have it!!

Now, in comes the Split Coast Stampers Card Sketch challenge. This is a challenge that is posted every Wednesday on the thread if you would like to join next week.
While making this card, I realized that I don't use my Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stamps, Tim Holtz Idealogy and Alcohol Inks enough. It seems that once I get out one of his products, they all come out.

Here is what I made this card with....
Cardstock: Really Rust, Soft Suede, Glossy (Stampin' Up); Patterned Paper: Autumn Meadows DSP (Stampin' Up); Stamps: Fancy Flourish (Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous); Flourishes (CTMH); Ink: Big & Juicy Meadow (Ranger), and watermark ink (Ranger); Dies: Tim Holtz Bird Cage Die (Sizzix), Tim Holtz Idealogy; Metal Tag Rims (Making Memories)

Once again, thank you so much for stopping by. Let me know what you think of my card.

Have a super weekend!!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Unity Addict Challenge!!!

Happy Saturday!!!! I hope your weekend involves really good weather and alot of fun plans!!!

Today I want to share another challenge card. This card is for the Unity Addicts Challenge. In this challenge we were asked to use a button on a Unity image. As you can see, once I got out the buttons, I couldn't put them away.

I got to use some new Spring 2010 {ippity} stamps!! Never before seen in my collection!! That always makes me really happy.

Here is what I used to make my card:
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Whisper White (Stampin' Up); Patterned Paper: Fly the Kite: Lemonade (October Afternoon); Stamps: Little Buggy & Delightful Little Things ({ippity} Unity Stamp Co.); Ink: Green Galore, Rose Red (Stampin' Up); Azure (Stazon); Extras: Rhinestones (Joann's), Buttons (Who knows); Butterfly (Cricut Expression Give A Hoot Cartridge), Ribbon (Stampin' Up)

Thank you for stopping by today and checking out my latest. Please take the time to leave a comment. I love reading them.

Have a great day!!!

Friday, May 21, 2010


Good morning blogging friends!!!

Can you believe it....Christmas Cards in May. No, by any means, I am not starting to make Christmas Cards already, but I am really excited about using each one of my new {Ippity} Spring 2010 Collection sets. I have this weird thing, that when I get something new, I cannot put it away until I have used it at least once. That way, nothing gets forgotten!!! Another set, can be put away!!! YEAH!!

This card was also inspired my the Hip Hop Sketch. I was also inspired by this awesome Damask paper from Stampin' Up. I have had this paper since well before Christmas 2009, why didn't I use this beauty??

Here is what I used to make this card:
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: Christmas Cocoa (Stampin' Up); Velour Paper (The Paper Co.)
Stamps: Season of Joy ({ippity} by Unity Stamp Co.)
Ink: Real Red, Green Galore (Stampin' Up)
Punch: Scallop Border (Stampin' Up)
Dies: Oval & Scallop Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Extras: Holly Stickles (Ranger), Ribbon (Stampin' Up); Embossing Folder (Sizzix)

Thanks for stopping by to check out the early Christmas Cheer!! Please leave me a comment and let me know if you think this card is good enough to send it in for publication.

Enjoy the rest of the blog hop and have a GREAT weekend!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Another Father's Day Card....

Oh my goodness....I can't wait to go Fly Fishing!! I am not very good, and every summer, the first few times Hubs and I go out fishing, it is like the first time I fished. Why does it seem like I have to re-learn every year. Making these Father's Day cards has really got me ready for some sun and a stream!!

This card was SUPER easy to make and I love how simply elegant it is (as elegant as a man card can get...hehe)

I used a fun little machine on this card that I haven't used in a long time. My wonderful crafty enabler Mother, got me a Zyron Design Runner. It has a ton of little Design Cards (this link will show you all the cards). The Zyron Design Cards have fonts and images. There are also Blank Discs and a disc creator. You can type your own message and it can be put onto the blank disc in a Zyron font. It is super fun and soooo limitless. The only down side to the Zyron runner is they have limited ink colors. Black, red, and green. ZYRON....if you are listening....can you please make brown ink??? Thanks!!

Here is what I used to make this card:
Cardstock: Kraft, Very Vanilla (Stampin' Up)
Embossing Folder: Houndstooth (Cuttlebug)
Stamps: Fly Fishing (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Jet Black (Stazon), Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up)
Sentiment: Festive Greetings Design Disc, Design Runner (Zyron)
Extras: Scalloped Rectangle (Nestabilities)

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today and taking a look at my newest Father's Day cards.

Please take the time to leave a comment and let me know if you like the card as much as I do!

Have a super day!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New {ippity} Spring 2010 Release...

Good morning!

I kind of got caught up in a PhotoShop project that pretty much took up alot of my week. I love that program so much, there is just so much to know!!! WOW! It's coming along nicely though!
The past day or so, I layed off the Photoshop and made few cards. This card was made for the {ippity} Inspiration Photo challenge. We were asked to make a card that is inspired by this photo....
As well as the {ippity} Inspiration Photo Challenge, I used a sketch from the Go To Sketch magazine. Last week I started at the beginning of the book and am making a card for every sketch. In the Slide album at the right, you can see all the progress. They are listed which sketch it is in the caption.

Did you see the cute rolled flowers. I go these from the SCS tutorial Rolled Flowers last week. Super cute and EASY!!!

Here are the products I used to make the card:
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin' Up); Patterned Paper: Fly A Kite: Ice Cream, The Thrift Shop: Still In Box (October Afternoon); Stamps: A Moment In Time ({ippity} Unity Stamp Co.);
Ink: Burnt Amber (Unity Stamp Co.) Extras: Rhinestones (Joann's)

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today!! I would love it if you would tell me how you liked my card.

Have a great day!!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Cricut Expression & Gypsy

Good morning my blogging friends!!
Those of you that know me, know that I am lucky to have the most kind, beautiful and generous Mother a girl could have. I am truly blessed with her and I just don't get to see her enough. I live in Montana and she lives in Arizona. It is quite a trip to get together.
One thing that we keep up on everyday is our crafting! We talk everyday about what were doing, what were working on, etc, etc.
My Mother was kind enough to buy me a Cricut Expression in the past few weeks, and I thought that no Cricut Expression should go without a Gypsy companion, so I picked up one of those for myself.
I have only had time to make a few cuts with the new Cricut, but so far, I am in love. I also am loving the Gypsy. It has taken some more time than the Cricut Baby Bug to get used too, but I am getting there.

The diecut images on today's card was designed on the wonderful Cricut Gypsy, and cut on the wonderful Cricut Expression. Thank you so much MOM!!!

Here are the other products I used to make today's card...
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin' Up); Blue Metallic (Wausau)
Ink: Baja Breeze (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Clear Birthday Stamps (Fiskars)
Extras: Die Cut Machine (Cricut); Song Bird (Cricut Cartridge); Blue Flower (Prima); White Flower (CTMH); Silver Cord (Joann's); Sizzix Texture Plates

I was telling you yesterday that I started making a card from every sketch in the Go To Sketches magazine by Paper Crafts. Please check out my progress in my new Slide album to the right of this post!

Please let me know how you like my card!!! I love it when you leave me comments!!!

Have a super day! I hope you having a GREAT weekend!

Friday, May 14, 2010

{Ippity} Spring 2010 Release Challenges!!!

There are some FUN, FUN, FUN challenges on the Unity Stamp Co. Forum at Splitcoast Stamper!!! All the fun is inspired by the Spring 2010 {Ippity} stamp release.

The stamps just became available today to purchase from an {Ippity} chick, which I just became today. Soon, you will be able to purchase {Ippity} from me. I will keep you posted!!!

Now onto my card. I was able to lump all the challenges into one card, unfortunately, I could only submit it for one prize. I chose the SPRING challenge. We were asked to make a card using (S) scallops, (P) Piercing, (R) ribbon, (I) ink, (N) any {Ippity} stamp set, (G) any shade of green (SPRING).

I also used a sketch for a Sketch Challenge on the Unity Forum and the {Ippity} Lace Challenge.

Here is what I used to make my card...
Cardstock: Green Gable, Green Galore (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: Porcelain (Basic Grey)
Stamps: Music to my Heart ({Ippity} by Unity Stamp Co.)
Ink: Garden Green (Stampin' Up)
Extras: Ribbon (Stampin' Up); Die Cut (Spellbinders); Lace (Joann's); Stickles (Ranger)

Thank you for taking the time to jump over to my blog. Please leave me a comment! I'd love to hear from YOU!!!

Have a good weekend!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

My New "Slide" Album!

Recently I purchased a copy of the new Paper Craft magazine Go To Sketches. There are 162 pages of awesome inspiration in there. If you haven't purchased this sketch book yet, I would make a point of it!!

I decided to get the most out of this magazine, I needed to make a card for every sketch in this book. So I started from the beginning a week or so ago, and today I made Sketch #2. I have made a Slide album featuring all the cards that I made from the Go To Sketch magazine. On the album, I have the photo matching the number of Sketch that it is.

This card is really unique and a little bit fun!! The ribbon on the left side of card is attached to a gift tag. The tag can be pulled out and there is a sentiment on the tag.

Here are the other products that I used to make this card:
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla, Red Riding Hood (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: Washington Apple DSP (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Red Riding Hood, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Circle Circus, Happy Everything (Stampin' Up)
Ribbon: Red Riding Hood Striped Ribbon (Stampin' Up)
Extra's: Rhinstones (Joann's), Large Oval Punch (Stampin' Up)

Thank you for stopping by again today!! I would love to hear what you think of my card! Leave a comment!

Have a good day!!!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

NEEEXT.....Father's Day

Finished the Mother's Day cards, NOW onto the next card giving occasion...Father's Day.

Today I am sharing two cards that are very similar, but look a little different. They also have different sentiments, but both will be given for Father's Day.

I used an EASY CHEESY technique, that I am sure has a fancy name. I guess I would call it "Blending Solution Resist". I used alcohol inks on the blue background, and then sprayed my background stamp with blending solution and stamped on top of the alcohol inked background. The picture doesn't show alot of the detail, but in person it is a WOW!!!

Here is what I used to make the cards:
Cardstock: So Saffron, Bravo Burgandy (Stampin' Up);
Patterned Paper: Parisan Summer DSP (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Fly Fishing, Wonderful You (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Jet Black (Stazon)
Accessories: Black Brads (Bazzill Basics)

Thank you so much for stopping by today and taking a look at my card. I would love it if you would leave a comment and let me know what you think.

Have a super day! Hope to see you again soon!!!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Good morning!! I finally have completed the last of my Mother's Day cards. This one was so hard to get a good photo of. It is holographic and of coarse the image changes with every turn of the card.

This card was super easy to make and hopefully the recipient will be happy with it.

A few years ago at a scrapbook store in Great Falls, Montana, I picked up with holographic paper. The store has since had a fire and didn't reopen, so I can't recall who makes the paper, but if anyone know, please let me know, because I want more. It was super fun to play with.

The paper started out silver, and I used Citrus Alcohol ink in it to give it the lime green color. The recipient LOVES lime green. After the alcohol ink, I used a Dreamweaver Stencil and pearly embossing paste with a sprinkle of glitter, and it was a done. I know she will love it.

Here are the products I used:
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Citrus Alcohol Ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Happy Mothers Day Stencil (Dreamweaver); Pearl Embossing Paste (Dreamweaver); Die Cuts : Beautiful Wings (Stampin' Up); Pearls (Recollections); Glitter (Stampin' Up)

Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope all of you Mother's have a wonderful day. Maybe you will get some crafty time!!!

{{Please leave a comment and let me know how you like my card!!!}}

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Happy Birthday to MY WONDERFUL SON!!!

Happy Birthday TRAVIS!!!! Today my wonderful son turns 17!! Holy smokes where does the time go.

My son is a hunter, so I thought that this "outdoorsy" looking card would be fitting. This card has such a beautiful effect and was so easy to make. The picture does the shimmery background no justice.

The stencils used here are from Dreamweaver. I also used a Gold Leaf Technique. It was fun and easy!

Here is what I used:
Cardstock: Basic Black (Stampin' Up); Stencils: Dreamweaver; Stamps: Happy Moments (Stampin' Up); Punch: Window Punch (Stampin' Up); Accessories: Memory Mist Gold, Gold Leafing (Palette)

Fun and easy card! Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

Don't forget to stop by Facebook and wish Travis a Happy Birthday!!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Birthday to My Bestie!!!!

Good morning and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BEST FRIEND STEPHANIE!!!! (Go wish her a happy day on Facebook)

This morning I am featuring the birthday card that I made for her. Once again, as so often I am inspired by an amazing card in the Stampin' Success catalog that is sent to Stampin' Up demonstrators. Unfortunately at this time, I have don't have the cool NEW Stampin' Up colors that they used, but I made amends....

Here is what I used:
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Whisper White (Stampin' Up); Ink: Chocolate Chip craft ink, Whisper White craft ink (Stampin' Up); Punch: Labels and Scallop Trim Border Punch (Stampin' Up); Ribbon: So Saffron (Stampin' Up), Stamps: Happy Moments, Circle Circus (Stampin' Up); Embossing Folder: Checkerboard (Cuttlebug); Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware (Stampin' Up); Dies: Daisies #2 (Sizzix)

Thanks for stopping and taking a look today! Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Don't forget to wish Stephanie a HAPPY BIRTHDAY. (Shhh, don't' tell her I sent you!)

Have a good day!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Dreamweavers Stencils....

I recently got an email from the designer of Dreamweaver Stencils and creator of all the wonderful product that Dreamweaver's produces, saying that she had visited my blog and thought that I had a "fun and fresh" approach to card making. As some of you know, I rant and rave about Dreamweaver's Stencil and products all the time., so you can imagine my excitement to read her email.

Just a few days ago I received a follow up email asking me to submit three cards that I have to send to Dreamweavers for a chance to be on their design team. I am so honored that they even would consider my cards as part of their team.

This is one of the cards that I made to send to them. It is a stencil and glitter technique that I used when I first started using their products.

Here is what I used to make this card:
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin' Up), Copper Shimmer Paper (Island Paperie)
Glitter: Fire Quartz (Martha Stewart), Dazzling Diamonds (Stampin' Up)
Stencil: Dreamweaver
Stamps: Happy Everything (Stampin' Up)
Extras: Copper Embossing Powder (Pumpkin Carriage-Missoula, Montana); Brads(Joann's Craft Essentials); Sticky Paper (unknown)

Thank you for stopping by and taking a look today! Please let me know what you think of my card. I really need to feedback if I want to get on this design team.

Have a super day!!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

A Fun New Flower for SPRING!!!

I can't say that I was inspired to make a new Springy flower because the weather is so nice here in Western Montana, but I was inspired because I am seeing so many of these CUTE tissue paper flowers in magazines and blogs all over!!!! I was able to find a super easy tutorial HERE. Easy Cheesy!!

This card will hang in my craft room until someone I know has a birthday. I am in love with turquoise and have been for the last year! I especially love it teamed with black. Here is how I made this card:

Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Green Galore (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Tempting Turquoise (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Well Scripted (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Tissue Paper (Michaels); Pearl Brad (Bazzill); Edge Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug); Leaf Die (Stampin' Up); Scallop Circle Nesties (QuicKutz)

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my card that took less than 10 minutes to make!!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Island Paperie Product Challenge

As some of you know, I recently took a holiday in beautiful MAUI!! Oh man, it was the best vacation I have been on to date. I went with my Mom, and it was restful, peaceful, quiet...etc, etc. I'm sure you can imagine.

On the last day of our visit to Maui, we went to Island Paperie. I believe it is the only scrapbook store on the island. My mom and I had a "hayday". We got a ton of product for our Hawaii scrapbooks and a bunch of stuff not for our Hawaii scrapbooks. While I was there, I did outfit myself on Dreamweaver brass stencils and embossing pastes. I am now in love with that company and the products.

Island Paperie has alot of product that they produce themselves. Rubber stamps, scrapbook paper and albums. The list goes on and on. Please take the time to go to Island Paperie's web page and see what you can pick up for your Hawaii vacation albums.

When I got home from Maui, I became a fan of Island Paperie on Facebook and signed up for their newsletter. In the newsletter they tell about their new product and their challenges that they are hosting that month.

This page I have entered into their "Whale Watching" page contest. Even though I had a ton of whale watching photo's, I had hardly anything to decorate this page with. I will list below all the Island Paperie product that I used on this page!

Cardstock: Whisper White, Rose Red (Stampin' Up); Patterned Paper: Plumeria, Basket Weave (original designs from Island Paperie); Die Cuts: White Hibiscus Corner Laser Cut (Island Paperie); Rub-On's: Tropical Impress-On's (Creative Imaginations, (i got this for free at Island Paperie); Alpha's: Plain Alpha's Grungeboard (Tim Holtz); Extra's: Picket Fence Acrylic Paint (Adirondack), Gold Memory Mist, Cotton Candy & Lime Green Stickles.

The Hibiscus corner laser cut was white to begin with, but I put Stickles all over it to give it some color and some bling.

In conclusion, just so you know, after the whale watching adventure I went on, I have a whole new appreciation for ocean life photographers. It takes a really long time and a really quick reaction time to get one of those amazing photo's that you see with the whale jumping in the air and being all perfect, the whales should be. If you look really close at my photo's, those were the only ones that I could even see tail, let alone a jump from the water. I took about 300 photo's in that four hour period. Even though I didn't get the amazing photo, I did see lots of whale jumps and it is beautiful. If you ever get the chance to whale watch or go on an adventure, please do. Whales are interesting creatures and what they go through to bear their young is awesome.

Thank you Island Paperie for having this challenge! I can't wait to participate next time!!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Unity Anniversery Challenges DAY THREE!!

I know that I am few days off of posting these SCS challenge cards for the Unity Stamp Co. 2 year anniversary party. Oh well, at least they are getting posted.

This adorable simple card is doubling as my Day Three challenge card and my friend Jenny's birthday card. The challenge for this card was to use the first set of Unity Stamps that you ever bought. The first set that I bought was in August 2009. I decided to sign up for the Kit of the Month, and what I got was around 25 rubber, beautiful little treasures. The kit was called Following My Heart. I have made so many cards and scrapbook pages with that set, I love it. I even made MAN cards with that set. Well, the MAN card was kind of girly. It was for my Anniversary!

On this card I used a new technique that I recently tried out. Paper Flowers, HERE is a link to a EASY tutorial. My next flower technique is going to be those cute tissue paper flowers that seem to be all the rage now.

Anyhow....Here is what I used to make my Unity Stamp Co. Day Three Anniversary Challenge card.

Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Pink Piroette (Stampin' Up); Stamps: Following My Heart (Unity Stamp Co.); Ink: Jet Black (Stazon); Pixie Pink (Stampin' Up); Embossing Folder: Floral Flourishes (Sizzix); Punch: Scalloped Circle (Stampin' Up); Accessories: Pearl Brads (Reflections)

Once again, thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out all the other fun challenges over at the Unity Forum on SCS.

Please feel free to leave a comment! Your comments leave me inspired to keep making cards and other FUN stuff.

Have a super weekend!!!