Bright Birthday Fun!

Its the second week over at Stampin Celebration and they had a great piture of some birthday items this week. It didn’t take me long to figure out what I was going to do! Stamps: Crazy For Cupcakes, Tiny Tags Ink and Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Tempting Turquiose, Green Galore, Only Orange, Real Red …

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PPA #42- A Color Challenge and FTL #90

I combined these two great challenges to ome up with a birght a fun card! I stamped the row of flowers and then embossed it using my Big Shot and Square Lattice EMbossing Folder! Stamps: Petal Pizzaz, Ink and Paper: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Whisper White, Basic Black Other: Big Shot, Square Lattice …

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Color Throwdown #92

For these cute little birds, I used a Versa Mark pad and clear embossing powder. I shredded the twine on the ends to make it look a little rustic Stamps:Happy Together Ink and Paper: Versa Mark, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquois, So Saffron, Kraft Other: Clear Embossing Powder, 1 1/4″ square punch, Medium Oval …

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Summer…Is that you???

While I made this card, my husband was outside cutting the grass. The scent of freshly mowed grass made its way into my scrap room, and it felt like the first days of summer! When I sat down to make this card, I had apostle no idea what I was going to do. When I …

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Curtain Call Color Challenge {Act 29}

This week’s challenge at the Curtain Call was an interesting combo. Colors I don’t usually grab. I don’t think I have ever used Bordering Blue. But, I like how it turned out! Stamps: Gratuitous Graffiti, Extreme Elements Ink and Paper: Bordering Blue, Only Orange, SO Saffron, Whisper White Other: Pumpkin Pie Striped Grossgrain Ribbon, Heart …

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Sweet Sunday Sketch #68

Here is this week’s sketch at The Sweetest Thing. I had fun with it. It really took me a while to make it perfect! Yes, I am addicted to the new Presto Patterns DSP!! OMG! Its so versitlile and fun. This time, I used black! And it gave it such a classy look… Had to …

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Bright, Bright, Bright!

There is a new challenge blog called Stampin’ Celebration. I have been excited for it to begin, and this week, they posted their first challenge! It includes some very bright colors! I love them! I also used this week’s sketch at OCC Sketch Blog. I used this fantastic new paper called Presto Patterns. I rubbed …

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Enjoy the Journey!

How cute is this picture that Paper Pal Arts has this week for inspiration! I didn’t even know where to start because I had so many ideas! I chose to go with the stacked pitchers. I also used the sketch from Card Patterns (#63.) I grabbed my new set called Pedaling Past and stacked these …

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cQc #31- Playing with a Friend!

Look at these colors! I love them! This week at the Color Q is a double challenge! First, create a card including these colors. Second, invite a friend to play along too! Scroll to the bottom to see who I invited to play with me! I used a couple of brand new things from the …

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Monkeying Around…

We had a birthday last weekend and I bought this adorable Paul Frank Monkey Paper! And of course, it needed a monkey tag! I couldn’t get that mouth quite the same, but still cute none the less… I used my Circle Scissors Plus, various circle punches and the medium oval punch. The bottom oval was …

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Color Throwdown #91- Stamping with Bleach!

I tried stamping with bleach tonight. Here is a tutorial a friend posted on our scrap message board. I thought I would give it a try. Uhg! Why does bleach have to smell SO bad??? Anyway, it is fun to stamp with! I used the colors form this week’s Color Throwdown! Stamps: All A Flutter, …

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Curtain Call Color Challenge {Act 28}

Love, love, LOVE this color combo. It has my KRAFT, so of course I love it… I made two cards. This is the second one. I like it alot better… This stamp set is so versitile. I love it everytime I use it! Stamps: Simply Said, Favorite Thoughts Ink and Paper: Kraft, Not Quite Navy, …

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Mother’s Day… (CTD90 and TESC111)

I combined two challenges today to make a Mother’s Day Card. I really am not a big purple fan, but I do like this combo alot. The Rich Razleberry looks realy nice with the Lovely Lilac (I didn’t have any Pale Plum!) I wonder who this card is for….hmmmm…. Stamps: Garden Whimsey, Well Scripted Ink …

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PPA #40- Monochromatic Bule

I love monchromatic cards! this week at Paper Pal Arts, the challenge is to make a monochromatic card using blue. I chose Taken With Teal! Stamps: Starring You Paper and ink: Taken with Teal, Whisper White. Island Oasis DSP Other: Large Star Punch, Small Star Punch, Whisper White Grossgrain Ribbon, Medium Oval Punch, Word Window …

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Trendy Clothespins

There are two very popular trends I am seeing on the blogs these days. One is stacked shapes and the other are stacked scallop flowers. Both are super cute and feature stacked shapes that have been punched from cardstock. So I decided to be “trendy” and make a couple of clothes pins with these cute …

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The New Stampin Up Summer Mini is here!

The new mini catalog is out and it’s a really good one! And everything is on sale starting today! To see the catalog, click here. To shop the catalog, click here! Also, in celebration of National Scrapbook Month, Stampin Up has a fantastic special only available in May: National Scrapbooking Month PromotionTake your scrapbooking to …

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cQc #30

I’ve jumped on the stacked scallop flower band wagon. They really are pretty. The circle background was inspired by a card Mary Fish did a while back. Stamps: In a Word (Available May 1) Ink and paper: Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgandy, Cameo Coral, Sweet Pea DSP Other: Certainly Celery ibbon (Ret.), Medium Oval Punch, Eyelet …

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Cork, Wood and Mesh! {SSS #66}

So, I am a little bored with my supplies. Yea, I know, I have alot of stuff so my hubby says. But some times, I just want something new… So, for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge, I decided to use some not so traditional materials! AND, I got a few samples of new colors coming …

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Curtain Call Color Challenge {Act 27}

Curtain Call Color Challenge is quickly becomming my favorite challenge. The colors are always something I love! Pink and green this week… ahh.. memories of my first appartment… LOL! I had this idea for a kind of peek a boo card. The polka dot paper and monkeys are actualy on the inside of the card! …

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I’m a Queen!!!!!!!!!!

I’m having a really great week! I just found out I was chosen as this week’s “Color Queen” at Colour Q. Remember this card? Yea, the one I didn’t really like? Well the sweet ladies over there liked it enough to crown me this honor! Thanks so much ladies! I am honored! And, on top …

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Come Crop With Me!!!

Did you know May is National Scrapbook Month? Yes, it is! And I have a wonderful crop planned for Saturday, May 22 at my house to celebrate! Join me for an afternoon of Scrapbooking and Card Making. I have 5 12 x 12 scrapbook pages and 4 cards planned featuring Stampin Up’s new Design Studio …

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Take 2…

I loved the sketch over at Artistic Avenger so much, I did it twice! Here is my second attempt! Stamps: Circle Circus, Favorite Thoughs (Available May 1)Ink and Paper: Dusty Durango, Whisper WhiteOther: Dusty Durango Polkadot Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Spiral Edge Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Pinking Hearts Border, Eyelet Border Punch, …

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Rock On!

One of my favorite blogs, Artistic Avenger, is having a little contest. And you know me, can’t let a contest go by with out trying! But, this is a good one. It is for a free pass to a fun blog that has lots of ideas for using the Big Shot! I would LOVE to …

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So Happy!

That’s how I felt today! The weather was glorious! here in South texas, we don’t get many of those days! I had the window open all day, we walked to the playground and pond and ate out on the patio at a Mexican Resteraunt, where we had a gift card! Does it get any better …

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