Sunday, January 31, 2010


Oooh Embellish did it again! Fabulous color choice and super cute pics as inspiration!

My take on the challenge:

I've really been wanting to use this ice cream cone stamp from Unity Stamp's June '09 Kit of the Month. (Side note: If you are not a member of the KOTM you need to be! It's such a great deal and the stamps each month get better and better!! Go here to start getting yours!)

The only difference is that I added another layer to the cone -- thought it would be nice to have a "scoop" for each embellish color ;)

I was also reaaally excited to use my new corduroy button from Stampin Up!! So cute (new colors from the Sale-a-Bration perfect for Valentine's day in red and pink!)

Can't wait to see your designs for the newest Embellish Challenge!

Enjoy :)


paper: PTI/Papertrey (bitty dots) & (rustic white); Basic Grey (nook and pantry); American Crafts (craft fair)
ribbon: PTI/Papertrey
bling: Heidi Swapp
stamps: PTI/Papertrey (signature greetings), Unity Stamp (june 09 kotm)
ink: Staz-On (brown); SU/Stampin Up! (bermuda bay)
misc: SU! 3-dimensionals & corduroy brad

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Let Your Love Grow....

I've got a couple Valentine's cards that I wanted to share with you all...
It wasn't my intention to make Vday cards, but Unity Stamp Co has such awesome lovey-dovey Valentiney stuff in their Kits of the Month that I just had to take advantage of!!

I thought this was cute...for like maybe a recently dating or married couple. Simple but sweet. All of the stamps are from the Unity January KOTM. Soooo cute!

paper: PTI rustic white
stamps: Unity January KOTM
misc: bling (from Michael's), 3-dimensionals and punch from SU!
ink: CTMH green and tulip; SU! mustard; Archival Ink in sepia

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

With Sympathy

We have the sweetest, most adorable older couple neighbors from New York: Sal and Stella. Oh they are so cute...Stella's signature phrase (for when something is expensive) is "you leave a pint of blood" -- lol. She's just hilarious.
We found out that when they went up North for the holidays that her brother passed away. She called us to let us know they wouldn't be back for a little while and asked if we could look over their house, get their mail, etc. I just hate hearing about these's so sad and it breaks my heart for them.

I wanted to make a card for her for when she came back, so that she would know we were thinking about her and we were here if she needed us.

I made a simple, yet pretty card; nothing over the top, but still detailed enough.

It can't help me think of the victims in Haiti from the recent disaster. How their families feel, what they are going through, how horrible the conditions are...I hope everyone is able to donate, volunteer, do whatever they can to help the survivors.

God Bless.

stamps: Stampin Up Medallion, Unity Stamp January '10 KOTM (the "wreath" in the center of the medallion) and Bevy of Butterflies (sentiment)
paper: SU Rich Razzleberry
ink: PTI Fresh Snow
misc: corner rounder; jeweled brad

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

You're so thoughtful!

Wow...I'm so inconsistent with crafting and blogging...what happened??
I guess it's much harder to go in your craft room when it's 53 degrees... boy it was cold.
I much preferred to be on the couch underneath an electric blanket next to a space warmer ;)
So...since it's a little bit warmer out (we're actually needing our A/C...and it works, lol) so it's much, much easier to be in the craft groove!

Hope you enjoy....I'll actually be posting a few other cards in the next couple days -- come back and check 'em out!

See ya later blogator! (cheesy...I know)

stamps: PTI Background Text Basics and Friends Til the End; Unity Bevy of Butterflies (flourishes); Amy Butler (the tiny flowers); Stampin Up (handwriting)
ink: PTI terracotta tile, fresh snow and new leaf; versamark
misc: PTI button; Basic Grey pearls; twine (wal-mart)
paper: SU kraft, PTI terracotta tile

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Birthday Wishes!

I have FINALLY made a card that I like! For the last couple weeks I've been feeling a little sluggish; hopefully that feeling has finally gone away!

This is a card for one of the girls that works with my hubby. She's super adorable and fun and I found out her birthday is today :) So I thought I'd make a card for his office people to give to, it's going to be pretty funny when he gives her this really girly card...but I'm sure he will immediately mention that I made it haha.

I started with Melon Berry cardstock from PTI, then used American Crafts "Craft Fair" paper (cute, huh?? SUCH a good set of paper!!) Then I used brown cardstock from PTI and punched it with Martha Stewart's Scalloped Scallops border punch and accented with twine. I used Bermuda Bay cardstock from SU! and some yellow patterned paper (some set from Michaels) with the Flower Layers from Sizzix die cuts.

The sentiment is Giga Guidelines from PTI in Melon Berry ink as well...I got the lighter berry effect by just stamping once on a scrap piece of paper then stamping on the actual piece. I accented with a Raspberry Fizz button and some bling!

I think its the perfect touch of fun!

Hope you all have a fabulous day and thanks SO much for stopping by!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and a fabulous start to 2010!

I've been in some kind of funk lately, maybe due to the cold (its like 30 degrees outside...I live in Florida...ya that's cold for Florida). On top of that, the heat in my house is BROKEN! all I have been motived to do lately is sit on the couch with my hubby, curl up under the blankets and watch tv. :)

So obviously, my craft table (and blog) has been neglected...sorry about that!
I just wanted to share this card that I made for my boss with you.

I basically folded patterned green paper in different lengths for each layer. I secured it with pop-dots...that's the only way it was secure (adhesive tape wasn't doing it). Then I accented with bling, floss and a button for the star. The sentiment is from Michael's in the $1 bin and the color is Tulip by CTMH. The faux stitching is a white pen from CTMH.

The stamp on the envelop is the Giga Guidelines stamp from PTI.

(The kraft cardstock and envelope is from SU!)

I really hope you all had a happy, healthy holiday and I would love to hear about it!!