Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thank You for Being in My Life!

I FINALLY got to use my Ali Edwards stamp set - such pretty handwriting!

I didn't use any challenges so I just kinda created on my own...I like it but I don't think I love it - what do you think?

Hope everyone is having a great day!!


All supplies from PTI, SU and Ali Edwards (and embossing from Michaels).

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Birthday Wishes - Friends til the End!!

Another beautiful color challenge from the fab Dawn McVey!!

I got my package in the mail from PTI and I was soooo excited. I ran out of my rustic cardstock and was practically dying using "regular white" cardstock...I was so happy to see that package outside when I got home from work!!
Everything on this card is PTI except for the gorgeous ribbon from SU! (embossing powder from Michaels and the pearl from Kaiser)

This card is for our dear friend that we met at our awesome scrapbooking store K2 who moved away to college a few months ago in Arizona. We miss her, but we're looking forward to seeing her around the holidays.


Friday, October 23, 2009

Tall Caarvarks - Sunshine!

I haven't done a caardvarks challenge in for-e-ver!! So when I saw the "tall card" challenge - I knew I had to participate!!

I used a 3.5"x7" card using SU! blue cardstock (in color - but the name has left me at the moment...long - but good - day at work, I'm fried!!)

Then I took white cardstock and embossed with ZING the unity stamp's kotm sunshine and clouds. Using the same stamp set, I used Tim Holtz blue jeans distressing ink to stamp the sentiment. I matted it in Raspberry Fizz cardstock from PTI. The butterflies were Martha Stewart "Royal Butterflies" in Crushed Curry cardstock from SU! Bling from basic grey and peals from Kaiser. Enjoy!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thinking of You for a Cure - Embellish Challenge

What a great challenge inspired by Breast Cancer Awareness!

Ashley at Embellish Magazine has given us some fab inspirations - check it out and you've got to create something!!

I have been itching to use my embossing folder - don't you just love it?? It's so versatile...

I had so many ideas going through my head and it was really difficult coming up with something...even though I love these colors. I tried to keep it simple though. Enjoy!! I can't wait to see what you all create!

big shot embossing folder - manhattan flower
paper: su! basic gray and white cardstock
stamp: unity - bevy of butterflies
ink: pti raspberry fizz and smoky shadow
misc ribbon
light pink heidi swapp bling
3-dimensionals from su!
brayer, sponge dauber

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Thank You Butterflies

Simple, but feminine thank you card for you today!

(and cost effective -- practically everything is from Michael's craft store!!)

I started with a white card, added a small amount of black for a border, then pink and on top, placed the Sizzix Big Butterflies die cut with paper from a super cute pack, the stamp and crystals all from Michael's.


Saturday, October 17, 2009

With Appreciation - Medallion

Another fun medallion card!! I LOVE this stamp!

I used Stampin' Up's in color against white and it pops!

(Sentiment is Papertrey Mega Mixed Messages)


Friday, October 16, 2009


I thought this one was kinda fun -- I really wanted to use my Sizzix Big Butterfly die cut -- I took my Stampin' Up watercolor paper and sprayed two different colors of glimmer mist. I took my red and orange CTMH markers and colored the flourishes from Unity Stamp's Bevy of Butterflies as the background. Then did the same with the "thanks" sentiment from PTI's mega mixed messages. The paper is SU - and the border punch is EK Success. I finished it off with Kaiser pearls.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Go Ahead Wish - Embellish Mag 2

I like the Embellish Magazine challenge sooo much that I felt inspired to make 2 cards! (You can see my first one here).


paper: su!, pti and vellum
creative memories circle cutters
ink: versamark
white embossing powder
stamps: unity kotm
kaiser craft pearls

Hope You're Feeling Better

I'll try and be much better about blogging...I promise!

I wanted to do a kind of rustic-y card. So I took the In-Blooms paper in this yellow/orange color and layered them on top of each other. I distressed the edges with PTI's ink duo. Underneath, I used the same ink with Unity's KOTM stamp. The sentiment is from PTI's Everyday Button Bits.

The paper is all PTI including bitty dots. I used Stampin' Up's ticket punch for the corners.

I finished it off with gold stickles and a gold gemstone.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Happy Holiday Circle Card

I am so sorry...I have really neglected my blog, big time. The last couple weeks have been really, really busy. This week is the second week at my new job, which I LOVE! Everyone is so nice and I really love it.

I thought the Embellish Magazine challenge was really awesome, and I wanted to participate!


paper: su! and pti
ink: versamark, fresh snow - pti, blue - ctmh
cuttlebug embossing folder
stamps: guidelines two - pti, holiday stamp - michaels
lace from joanns
kaiser craft pearls.

Enjoy!! If you haven't checked out Embellish Magazine yet - you need to!!!