Sunday, April 26, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #4

Good morning! It's Sunday and you know what that means? Time for another Stamptacular Sunday Challenge! This week the challenge is "Charmed, I'm sure". For this challenge it is required to include at least one charm somewhere on your project. How fun, right? Recently a good friend of mine had a baby boy. So, what better way to show off a cute charm, but on a baby card?!! Hope you decide to join us this week. We have an awesome prize for one lucky winner. Go on over to the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge blog for some inspiration from the fabulous design team!

Paper= CS (SU, bashful blue, very vanilla, and old olive) DP (K&Co.)
Stamp= SU
Charm= K&Co.
Extras= Nestabilities, SU small circle punch, SU border punch, Paper piercer, SU clear button, SU twine, dimentionals, ribbon (from my stash)

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Saturday, April 25, 2009


This is just a very simple card I made to congratulate the winner of my sponsored prize over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. I hope you are enjoying the weekend. Our weather is a little crazy right now and doesn't know what it wants to do. We go from 80's to 40's with severe storms. It's nuts. You never know what to wear anymore! I hope you have sunshine where you are.

Paper= CS (SU Kraft, So Saffron) DP (SU SAB)
Stamp= SU SAB set
Ink= SU Chocolate Chip
Extras= nestabilities, dimentionals, SU flower punch, SU hardware, SU border punch, SU ticket corner punch, ribbon (from my stash)

Thanks for taking a peek!

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Happy Anniversary!

This card was made using the CPS sketch from a few weeks ago. I made it and never got the change to upload it. *oops* As you can see I am still playing with my new SU SAB stamps and paper. Plus my new swiss dots CB folder. I have been wanting swiss dots for ages and finally broke down and bought it online. I was tired of waiting for it to come in the store. This card is for my sister's 15 anniversary this week.

Paper= CS (DCWV), DP (SAB SU set)
Stamp= SU SAB stamp
Ribbon= SU So Saffron
Extras= Nestabilities, dimentionals, swiss dots cb folder

Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

For my MIL

Hello! I was able to stay up late last night and make this card because I have today off! Whooo Hooo I recently got a package full of stuff that I ordered from MFT and I've been waiting patiently to get my hands on it all. How fun it is to play with new supplies! The colors and patterns in this MFT Summer Paper Pack are just incredible. I know it's not summer yet but I just couldn't resist the fun colors and patterns in this pack. Infact we are only just seeing the first glimpse of spring here in the Chicagoland area. Today it is supposed to get up to 70 with plenty of sunshine. I hope the weather is nice where you are at too. Ok so onto the card...

This card was made for my MIL for Mothers Day. I am so excited to share this card with you because it has so much new product for me. This is the first time I have ever used an MFT stamp as well as MFT paper. And I have to say ... bravo! This stuff is excellent quality. And so fun to work with. I really like how the scallops at the bottom came out. It was a last minute decision to use black as an accent. And I am so glad I did.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Paper= MFT Summer Paper Pack, SU So Sffron, SU Basic Black
Stamp= MFT
Ink= SU Real Red
Ribbon= SU So Saffron

Extras= Nestabilities, Dimentionals, Gems, Su Water Color Crayons

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Scraptacular Sunday Challenge #3

I hope you're having a good day on this Sunday morning. Being Sunday that means it's time once again for the Scraptacular Sunday Challenge! This weeks challenge is a color challenge. These are always my favorite kind of challenge. The colors are black, white, and 1 other color of your choice. And that's it. Here is the card I came up with for this challenge. These cute butterfly stamps and sentiments are from SU. They are flight of the butterfly. And so fun to work with. Are you up for the challenge? Then hop on over the the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge blog for some great inspiration from the DT. These girls are so very talented. Wishing you a fantastic day!

Paper = SU
Ink = SU & Staz on
Extras = Nestabilities, pearls, dimentionals, SU paper piercing mat

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Spring is here! We are forcasted to have 67 and 70 degree weather here over the next few days. Whooo Hooo!! I am really enjoying these new sale~ a~bration papers from SU. I was doing so much brown before I got these. And they just brighten up my studio every time I use the paper. Also I am doing much simpler cards lately. Taking up only an hour to make start to finish rather than the normal 3 - 3 1/2. There's something refreshing about that! hehehehe Anyway here are two of my spring cards. Hope you have a wonderful day!

All product is SU.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Miss you a Latte'

Good morning! Thanks for poping in to see me. I have a new creation to show you. It's a coffee inspired card. I've never used this stamp before and it came in handy for this card. I am giving this to my sister. We have both started working recently. We used to both be SAHM's and I miss our mornings of chatting over a few cups of coffee. And I just wanted to tell her that. What better way to say it with a coffe inspired card, right?

This is an entire SU creation. Just email me if you want to know more details. Gotta run to work! ~:0)

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge

Good morning and Happy Easter! I hope the bunny was good to all of you. We woke to a lovely morning filled with all kinds of baked goods, juice, and coffee. Yummmm Today we will be celebrating the holiday with my family at my sisters house. There will be an egg hunt, chickie races, awesome food, and lots of love to go around. I can't wait for the festivities to begin!

Today is also Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #2. Which is “This is for the Birds!” You must include at least one bird on your project. Well... just say bird and a picture of Verve's bird stamps come to my mind. I absolutely LOVE these stamps. They are so fun to work with. Birthday cards are always in demand so I used Verve's Birthday Birdies stamp. And built the card around it. I hope I was able to be of some inspiration for this wonderful challenge.

Patterned Paper = American Traditions
Card Stock = SU Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
Ribbon = SU
Ink= SU Baja Breeze
Stamp = Verve
Extras = Nestabilities, dimentionals, corner punch, small hole punch, silver stickels, twine

Thanks for stopping by!

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i {heart} 2 stamp challenge

Hi! I found a new challenge tonight over at i{heart} 2 stamp. This is the first time I have joined in one of the challenges there. I saw this sketch and HAD to give it a try. I love the tricky ones and ones that make me think a little more about my project. The look is exactly what I was going for. I'd love to hear your comments on it.

DP = SU sale~a~bration paper
Cardstock = SU certainly celery, so saffron, bashful blue, sahara sand, very vanilla
Stamps = SU
Extras = Twine, dimentionals, nestabilities, eyelets, tag made from my cuttlebug die

Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishes for a great day!

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

TECC Sketch Challenge

Hi everybody! I ran across this sketch today while blog hopping and had to give it a go. As an added bonus there is a give~a~way to one lucky winner who completes the sketch. Go check it out over at Birthday cards are always in demand. And cupcakes and birthdays just go together if you ask me. You know I also love to bake and decorate cupcakes. Aren't they just little pieces of heaven? Yummmmmm

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Easter

I made these bag toppers today for my niece & nephews Easter gifts. They were super fun to make. It would have been great to fill them with cutesy candy that matched, but I stuck to their favorites. Which they will love. I can't wait to give it to them!

Our Easter plans are to spend it with family. I am fortunate enough to have most of my family members from both sides close by. So we are all getting together to celebrate with great food, egg hunt, chickie races, and the ones we love most. Should be a perfect day! ~:0)

Happy Easter to all of you!

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Thursday, April 9, 2009


This card is a total case. I can not take credit for any of it. But I sure do like how it turned out. The only thing I would change is to have made the yellow embossed.

Paper= SU
Stamp= Verve
Punch= Fiskars

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009


This Easter greeting is a little late and I hope it arrives at my in laws in time. This card I made for my son to give his Grandma & Grandpa for Easter. I finally got my swiss dots folder. Whoo Hoo I have been wanting it ... forever. And I couldn't wait to use it on something ... anything... just give me those dots! The ribbon is new as is the border punch. The little rabbit I cut out using my cricut and the new arrival cart. I do not own 1 Easter stamp. So I thought this little rabbit would do the trick.

This is a perfect opportunity to wish all of you a blessed Easter. I hope you are able to spend it with those you love most.

Paper = SU
Ribbon = SU
Extras = Nestabilities, swiss dots, SU border punch, dimentionals

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009


My sisters Anniversary is this month. And there is a color challenge over at Combine the two and whola' here's the card I made. The challenge colors were black, green, and pink. Don't they look great together? I just love color challenges!

How's your week going so far? Mine is so so busy at work that for the past 2 nights I have stayed up for a little "me" time and made cards. It's really helped ease the stress.

Thanks for stopping by to see me. Hope you have a great day!

Paper= SU sale~a~bration set, certainly celery, pink pirouette
Ribbon= SU sale~a~bration
Stamp= SU sale~a~bration
Extras= eyelets, nestabilites, dimentionals, making memories love stamp

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Monday, April 6, 2009

Mojo Monday

Have you seen the Mojo Monday sketch this week? It's such a fun design that I just had to use my new SU hostess papers that are so bright and cheery. Looking at the pink color it screams birthday to me. So that's how this card came together. It's not as detailed as my regular cards. But it was nice to finish in 1 1/2 hours rather than 3. LOL

Hope you have a great week! And thanks for coming by.

Paper = SU hostess series, certainly celery, so saffron
Ribbon = SU hostess so saffron
Stamps = Verve
Brads = My stash

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Paper Baby Shoes

Hello everybody and welcome to all of the new visitors hopping over from the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Blog. The challenge for this week is themed "New Beginnings". Which is very fitting since our blog is having it's grand opening today. If you have yet to visit the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Blog be sure to check it out. You wont want to miss a thing today as we are giving away wonderful blog candy all day long!

As soon as I was told the theme for this week was new beginnings, I immediately thought about a pattern I had seen awhile back on how to make these adorable paper baby shoes. Wouldn't they be the cutest table decoration for a baby shower? Or attached to your gift? Just by changing the paper and little embellishments you can change the entire look of each shoe. And they are so easy and fun to make too!

Just incase some of you are wondering on how to get your hands on that pattern ... I will share the link with you all. Get the pattern and instructions HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you all a wonderful week ahead.

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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Happy 13th Birthday!

Hi and happy Saturday! I needed a quick gift today for my friends daughter. Today is her 13th birthday and we are celebrating by staying in a hotel tonight just all the girls. I am going to keep her mom, my friend, company in our room. While the girls celebrate in theirs with pizza, movies, games, and swimming of course! I adore altering these little candy tins. They make the perfect gift card holder. And don't take long to put together. Paired with a sweet card and whola' the perfect gift. I wonder if I am going to get any sleep tonight! LOL

All product is SU except the prima flowers.

Thanks for stopping by. Wishes for a great day!

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Thursday, April 2, 2009


It's almost here!! "What" you might ask? Games, prizes, and challenges all await you at the brand new blog Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. If you have yet to visit the blog you should get on over there and become a follower because you wont want to miss a thing! Starting this Sunday we will be kicking off our grand opening along with our very 1st challenge. As part of the Design Team I have already made my project and can hardly wait to share it with all of you. I will post all of the instructions here on my blog. Are you still here reading? Get on over there and check stuff out!! You wont want to miss this Sunday as we will be having games and prizes all day long. Hope to see you there.

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Your smile

Hello! The weekend is almost here... Yippee! Tomorrow is jeans day at work and I am washing a load right now so I can wear my favorite pair. I'd love to wear a sweatshirt with them but that's probably a little too comfortable! LOL Well here is another card by me. I have been wanting to use this stamp set from Verve since I got it about a month ago. I worked off of a sketch given to me by a friend. And that is who I am giving the card to. Isn't that star stamp adorbale? If you have yet to own a set of Verve stamps you are missing out! They are fabulous and among my favorites as you all know! LOL I wish I could buy them all. I wish you all a wonderful weekend and thank you for all of your sweet compliments. They truly make my day. ~:0)

Paper = SU!
Ribbon = SU!
Brads & other hardware = from my stash
Stamps = Verve

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