Dec 31, 2009

365 Cards: Quadrant Challenge

Today's challenge is a bit of a doosey. Well, its really quite easy, but sounds like a lot. Over at 365 Cards, Pam has pushed our challenge buttons! 
Here it is:
You must divide your card into 4 quadrants. Each quadrant should have one of the following, A punched out item, Rhinestone, Flower Embellishment, Stamped Sentiment. Here is what I came up with:

I was at my mother's house when this challenge came to be. She was gracious enough to let me use all her stamping goods. I used a marvy scalloped circle punch to make up my 4 quadrants. And you can see one item of each is represented in each quadrant.
I love this bright pink color and thought it was a great way to move on from Christmas into the new year. Vibrant and fun! 

We have had a lot of traveling for the holiday's and its been quite a whirlwind. I hope to get to my own stamping stuff soon and fill you in on the fun details of our holiday.
On another note, I think I am getting closer to choosing a name for this new baby! I can't believe how close it is but secretly hope he comes early so I can be done with being pregos.

That's all for this wed. and I might be a bit scarce for the next few days. I will for sure be here for Sunday's sketch so be sure to stop by then!


Stamps: Heart Prints (sentiment)
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Stampers White, Raspberry Fizz, Raspberry Fizz Mix,
Accessories: Heart Punch, Scallop Circle Punch (Marvy), Rhinestones (Kaiser), Oval Punch (SU!), Flower Embellishment (From stash)

Dec 29, 2009

For A Good Boy: Scrapbook News and Review

This is the other project I wante to share with you that was used in the Nov. issue of Scrapbook News and Review!:
I love this kid and his tree. (It's a sparkly tree even though you can't really see it.) Another Pink Persimmon set that is just a joy to work with (have I told you lately that you should buy it??? Uh yeah, you should!) It's a pretty big image when its all said and done, so I popped it up with dots on some pattern paper. The sentiment was fussy cut from another patter paper (by the same company). I was originally going to give this to one of my boys, but you know, I forgot and they aren't big enough to read it anyway. I think this will stay in the stash until they are a bit older and I can pull the whole "good boy" thing for Christmas ; )

Thats all for today. Getting closer to the New Year people! I can't believe its a new decade. Hope this one is better than the last, cause I think we could use it!

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Little Red Wagon (Pink Persimmon)
Ink: Black Graphite (Brilliance)
Paper: Pure Poppy, Stampers White (Papertrey Ink), Figgy Pudding (K&Co.)
Accessories: Rustic Buttons, Twine (Papertrey Ink), Markers (SU!), Glitter (from stash), Sewing machine.

Dec 28, 2009


Yes, I am fully aware that it is no longer Christmas but I do have some things to share with you that were in the Nov. issue of Scrapbook News and Review! Take a little look-sie:

Using the Pink Persimmon Large Banner with Rosettes Set, I made up some ornaments. I know the picture is small, but you can click on it to see a bit more detail. I stamped the rosettes and then the Carnival Alpha over top. Backed it all by a scalloped circle. I used the outline banner image stamped on pattern paper, and glued together three sides and created a top for it with the ribbon looped through. They took a bit of fenagaling, but I got them to work. I love when what you see in your head actually comes out in real life!

Hope you are all recovering from your holiday shindigs. I know I am trying hard to get back into the swing of things. One day we will get there! Thanks for checking in today.
Have a good one!

Stamps: Large Banner with Rosettes (Pink Persimmon)
Ink: Old Olive (SU!), Black Graphite (Brilliance)
Paper: Scarlet Jewel, Stampers White (Papertrey Ink), Pattern Paper (Me and My Big Ideas)
Accessories: Adhesive Gems (Studio 18), Grosgrain Ribbon (Papertrey Ink) Glitter (from stash)

365 Cards Sketchy Sunday!!

Happy Sunday! I am finally coming out of the coma of the holidays... slooooowly. But I wanted to at least say HI and show you my sketch card for today:

This card turned out pretty well considering the sketch stumped me quite  a bit. I wanted to stay simple and when it all came down to it, I felt like I should just leave well enough alone when I finished. 
I stamped my background with  a sentiment and cut out my circles with the Cuttlebug. Popped up the heart and was done!
Thats all for today. I am getting increasingly tired the closer we get to this baby coming. I am a bit freaked out about actually giving birth (even though I have done it 2 times already!) I am mentally preparing and of course getting the house pulled together. Hopefully we will be ready! (are you ever?)

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a good one!

Stamps: Out on a limb Sentiments, Heart Prints (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Black, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Enchanted Evening, Stampers White (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Classic Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinder), Pop Dots

Dec 26, 2009

Season's Greetings Card

Good Morning to you and Merry Christmas!!! I hope those of you celebrating (wherever you live) are having a safe, and happy time with your loved ones. I too am celebrating today but wanted to stop by to say hello and share a little card with you:

This baby was inspired by a girls dress I saw in a magazine. I loved the all red with hints of white scallops showing through. I used my Pink Persimmon Seasons Greetings set. I glittered up his hat but kept the rest of the coloring pretty simple. I colored in the little holly berries with a white gel pen to make them pop a bit.

Patrick has been out of town for the last week or so and we are finally reunited (as of yesterday) It's so great to be together to celebrate this day as a family. Santa represents a lot of wonderful things and I hope you feel the love that comes from giving freely of yourself (not just fun presents). May this season bring more peace, more love, more acceptance of others as we enter into the New Year. Merry Christmas to you and yours. May you be blessed in every way.

Stamps: Seasons Greetings (Pink Persimmon)
Ink: Black Graphite (Brilliance)
Paper: Pure Poppy, Stampers White (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Lace Scallop Border (Fiscars), Vintage Button (papertrey Ink), Scallop Die Cut (Spellbinders), Organza Ribbon ,Stickles, Colored Pencils, (from stash), White Gel Pen (Sakura)

Dec 23, 2009

365 Cards Circle Challenge

Ooooooh, today's challenge! Today at 365 Cards, our challenge is to use at LEAST 10 circles with NO overlaping. Oh boy, what's a girl to do???

Well I don't know about you, but this is what I did:

I had this cute little 1/2" circle punch that was needing to be used. So I busted it out of its package. Pretty simple idea. One little glue dot behind each one and sewing down the middle. I added the sentiment and then drew the border with a pen and ruler. Easy.

That's all folks! Merry Christmas to all of you celebrating in just a few days. Today I get my DH back!! Can't wait till his plane lands. I hope to enjoy a nice quite Christmas with him before his travel schedule picks up again in the new year. But I will be back with one more card for the holiday. Until then, have a lovely day!

Stamps: Everyday Classics Anniversary Set (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Black
Paper: Melon Berry

Dec 22, 2009

Deck The Halls!

Here is a card with a little story. Not a crazy one or anything, but its been around ; )
Last month I met up with some friends to see New Moon and do a little stamping afterward. This is the only card that I actually completed. (For some reason I tend to chat more than I craft.) It was a fun day with friends and a funcard to put together. It has hit the mail box to send a friend some holiday wishes:

It's pretty straight forward. I LOVE this set by Papertrey Ink. Such fun images and I love the font of the sentiments. It's paired with some K&Co. Papers and this polka dot ribbon I had yet to use. For some reason I can't wrap by brain around printed ribbon. What is that about?? I hope to use it more often because it is quite fun ; )

Thanks for stopping by today. Only a few days left until Christmas! What are you going to do with your last moments? I have yet to get my shopping done and wonder if I will. I look forward to seeing the DH soon since he has been gone and really want some hot chocolate! Don't you just Loooooove hot chocolate? It's just heaven sent.

Thanks for stopping by and hey, I hope you Deck the Halls this holiday season!

Stamps: Stocking Prints (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Soft Pool (Hero Arts), Pure Poppy, (papertrey Ink)
Paper: Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink), Figgy Pudding (K&Co.)
Accessories: Polka Dot Ribbon, Vintage Button (Papertrey Ink), Scallop Border Punch (SU!)

Dec 20, 2009

365 Cards Sketchy Sunday!!

This is the Sunday so many have been waiting for. The sunday before Christmas. This was always a special time for me as a kid because you got to participate in church music programs and you knew there was only a few days left til the big day! Today's sketch from Pam helped me create this card:

These snowmen stamps are actually my mothers and just kept smiling at me from their package. I couldn't help but use them. I thought it might be a shame to make a different kind of card this close to Christmas AND there is snow out there people!

Have a warm and relaxing sunday. Thanks for stopping by!

OOPS!! I had the wrong Stamp company listed in my deets for the snowmen. It's actually Inkadinkado! So sorry!

Stamps: Snowmen (Inkadinkado) Signature Christmas (sentiment)
Ink: Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink), Black (from stash)
Paper: Pure Poppy, Stampers Select White (papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Pure Poppy Saddle Stitch Ribbon (Papertrey Ink) Scalloped Circle (Marvy) Colored Pencils, markers.

Dec 19, 2009

Warm Winter Wishes

Is it snowing where you are? If it is, I think you need this....

Snowflakes, glitter and Warm Winter Wishes. Love to you and your family today. Have a warm and safe time, wherever you are.



Stamps: Snowflake Design Block (Hero Arts), Stocking Prints (sentiment-Papertrey Ink)

Ink: Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink) Black Graphite (Brilliance)

Paper: Ocean Tides, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)

Accessories: Glitter, Corner Rounder

Dec 16, 2009

365 Cards Wed Challenge: Card Recipe

Your challenge for today at 365 Cards is a recipe. Here is what you should use:
One Tag (any Size)
2 Buttons
1 Piece Ribbon
8 Gemstones or Pearls
1 Piece Pattern Paper
1 Sentiment
(No Stamping except for sentiment)

Here is my Tag:

Every item is accounted for. I am always surprised at these recipe challenges. When you first read the list you think... 'There is NO way I can use this and make it work!" But then you try it and to your surprise it comes together and you learn something new. Always a fun time!

That's all for today's challenge. Thanks for stopping by. Hope to get some blog hopping done tonight to see what you create!


Stamps: Birthday Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Black Graphite (Brilliance)
Paper: (UGH! Can't remember the name, but will get back to you!)
Accessories: Vintage Buttons, Satin Ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Rhinestones (Studio 18), Scallop Line Punch (SU!) ooops, was adding that cheating?)

Dec 15, 2009

365 Cards Sketchy Sunday!

Oh SHEESH! What a week it has been. I realize this post is SOOO late, and I basically had so much on my mind I forgot? Is that possible?? Anyway. Things were hairy and scarey this week, so I am really looking forward to more relaxing times to come. What is it about the holidays that make it so insane? Every day is full of things to do and every night is full of enjoying time with family. And everything else falls by the wayside. BUT if you are still hanging with me after such a long time away, then you are ready for this weeks SKETCHY SUNDAY!!!

Here is the sketch over at 365 Cards:
And here is my card:
There is something so delish about black polka dots. Why do I love them so? I dug out an old stamp set from Sassafras Lass. A pretty simple layout and lots of fun to make. I die cut and embossed the black circle and popped it all up with dots. I think Berry/Black/Cream make a perfect match. I must do some Valentine cards now!

That is all for today and probably tomorrow, but I will be back on Wed. with my challenge card, so stay tuned!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Oh Deer! (Sassafrass Lass) Oh Dear Silhouettes (Pink Persimmon)
Ink: Black Graphite (Brilliance), Berry Sorbet (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: True Black, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Pop Dots, Black Floss, Die Cuts

Dec 10, 2009

Santa Hanging

Here is a little somethin' somethin' I did for the Pink Persimmon Blog this month.
 Check it out:

I used their newly released set of Santa and his reindeer! I stamped it on white and then colored it up with markers. Matted it and put it in this frame from IKEA. It's very inexpensive and can be quite fun to use. I used Gesso to paint the frame white and then sanded the edges for a more rough look. Then I stamped the holly berry image (from their other Christmas set) repeatedly along the edges in StaZon Jet Black Ink.

I quick and simple way to create home decor. Check out PINK PERSIMMON's blog and shop to see what other fun things they have in store. 

Today I am running around getting all things gathered for our church Christmas party on Saturday. I am  definitely starting to feel the heat of the time crunch. Hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Dec 9, 2009

365 Cards: Wed. Sketch Challenge

WOAH~ Today took off with a bang. 5am phone call from the school saying its starting a bit late today. YAY! I think, "I can sleep in!" Another phone call, alarm clocks, kids begging for food, rain pounding on the roof, another three phone calls, cooking breakfast, eating breakfast, sending hubby out in the horrible weather and still haven't posted my card for the day! So after all that, school is now canceled because of a power outage and crazy weather! Which means, lots of playing with the boys, but also we have had a lot of challenges already. Big brother doing a LOT of bossing around and normal sassiness that we get to miss out on when he is at school. I hope to get something done today, but the weather is making errand running seem daunting and well, I am still in my pjs. Wish me luck today. I am definitely going to need it!

Ok, onto today's 365 Cards challenge. This is great one. You get to design your own sketch! Either draw it up first, or make your card and then make up the sketch, either way, there is fun to be had. Here is mine for the day:

I actually started with some OLD rub-ons that have been plaguing my stash for a few years. I thought I should get them used up while the holiday is still up on us. So I looked at the rub-ons, planned where I wanted them and then drew up the sketch. Here is the card:

Merry Christmas! This week we are pulling together all the wonderful baked goods we want to send to neighbors, friends and teachers. This card has already been signed and sealed. I still need to pick up some bananas for some bread, if only it would stop being miserable outside! Anyway, I hope you have a great day wherever you are! And maybe, just maybe the sun is shining for you there...

Thanks for stopping by!

Paper: PaperTrey Ink
Accessories: K&Co. Rub-Ons and Adhesive Gems

Dec 7, 2009

Christmas Book Box: Pink Persimmon

Happy Monday to you!! Today's project is an idea I originally got from a friend. (You can read about the original idea here). Essential this is the idea: Gather/Purchase enough books to read one (holiday/religious) book every night in the month of December as a family.  You can store them in many ways. I have created this book box and it sits under our Christmas tree. Every night the kids get to pick one book to read.

Another idea is to wrap them in fabric bags (or wrapping paper) and place them under the tree. Each night you get to pick one and 'open' it. It's just like opening a present because you don't know what book you will get! It's a great way to get into the holiday spirit, to share the true meaning of Christmas and spend time as a family. 

So far I have collected books only after Christmas is over. This is when all the books are on serious discount! I can pick up an arm load for the same amount that one would have cost me before Christmas. Eventually I want to build up my stash to 24 books. You could even make it 25 books and read one Christmas morning.  I don't think it will take long to collect all the books you will need and really, once you start collecting, I can't see how you can stop!
Now onto the crafting of it. Here is a close up of the box. I used Pink Persimmon Banner Set and Soda Pop Alpha set to create my banner. The paper is from K&Co. I stamped the outline banner onto patterned paper and used two to make stars. Then I used a 3/8" circle punch for the letters. I fussy cut the ornaments from the pattern paper and popped them up with dots. The stars are glued to satin ribbon that wraps around the edges and back of box.

And there you have it! Another holiday tradition idea for your family this year. Now, if you pop on over to Pink Persimmon's Blog you can enter to win your own 20$ Gift Certificate from Pink Persimmon!! How much fun is that??? Just comment on THIS POST what your favorite holiday story is. It's that simple!

I hope this project inspires you to create some of your own family traditions this holiday season. New ones, old ones... traditions are what bind families and make growing up so special.
Have a great week everyone! See you here on Wed. for a 365 Cards Challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Soda Pop Alphas, Large Banner Set (Pink Persimmon)
Ink: Graphite Black (Brilliance),  Broken China Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
Paper: Figgy Pudding (K&Co.)
Accessories: Satin Ribbon (Tai Pan), Circle Punch (SU!), Pop Dots (Stash)

Dec 6, 2009

365 Cards: Sketchy Sunday!!

Good morning to you today! Here is today's sketch over at 365 Cards:

And my contribution for the day:

My card got a little tiki-tiki on me. I added prima flowers with buttons and some Sassafrass Lass papers. Those stick-like thingys are actually beads I found deeeeeeep in my stash. That's really what put me over the tiki edge! This sentiment is SO fun. It's a wood stamp by Inkadinkado. Kinda funky.

So yesterday we had our first snow. It actually stuck to the ground and everything. Makes me realize that winter is actually here! I didn't remember that last week when we had 60 degree weather. It's hard to think winter is coming when you are at the park in a light jacket and flats. Anyway. The kids were so excited. They kept saying "Thank you Snow!" It's just so funny being a kid. Makes you happy to hear cute things like that.

So what are you up to on this fine Sunday?? My DH comes home tonight! So we are having a wonderful day. Doesn't get much better than that right?

Hope you get a chance to play with the sketch today. Have a good one and thanks for stopping by!


Stamps: Thank You (Inkadinkado)
Ink: Berry Sorbet (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Hog Heaven (Sassafrass Lass)
Accessories: Flowers (Prima) Buttons (Papertrey Ink) Beads & Brad (stash)

Dec 3, 2009

Pink Persimmon Gift Bag Ensemble

Good Morning my friends! I just wanted to share a little project that I put together for the Pink Persimmon blog which was posted last week. This is using a new Christmas set that they just released last month. You can check it out HERE at their webstore. It's very fun!

First the Bag/Tag/Card all assembled together:
Here is a close up of the tag. I Used some stickles on Santa's hat. Also stamped the holly berry stem and added it to my bow/button combo:

It's kind of hard to see, but I stamped the tissue paper with the same holly berry stem but only with the outline in black. I LOVE stamping on tissue paper. It adds a final touch that makes it a bit more professional (uh... i think!) Also, you really can get away with only stamping the top 2-3 inches of the paper. You don't usually see the rest of the paper when its in the bag, and you can stamp it with a firm border line so it looks lined instead of like you just ran out of energy to stamp the entire thing (which is exactly what happens!)

Here is the tag in its entirety: The sentiment is not from this set. It's actually two words from their Sweet Greetings set.
The bag! I used the wreath image and stamped the sentiment on the inside of it. Colored it all in with markers.
And last but not least, the card:
I can't tell you how much fun I had putting this combo together. Ensembles really make gift giving fun!

So that's all for this fine Thurs. You can check out more Christmas items from ALL the Pink Persimmons Creative Team over at their blog and gallery. There is a special Christmas Inspiration Gallery just to get you going for the holidays!

Thanks for checking in today. Hope you have a good one!

Dec 2, 2009

365 Cards: KLM Digital Design Week!

Hey there ladies! Can you believe I actually got this one up on time!? Sheesh! So glad I did. I have this great KLM Digital image that I worked with and used it with today's 365 Card challenge which is entitled: "Just a Fraction."  

That means take an image and just use a part of it. Here is my card:

This image is originally three flowers with stems and leaves. It's actually a free download from KLM Digital Designs, so you should head over there and check it out for yourself! HERE IS THE LINK. While you are there check out the other fabulous images they have that are so wonderful and affordable too!

I printed my image on some vellum and let that baby dry overnight. Then I colored it in with some markers. This was interesting because the markers bled into the ink and made some nice shading for me! I then popped up the picture on some card stock, added pattern papers and buttons and my KLM card was made! I opted out of a sentiment for this one because I thought it would be good for many occasions. It's a perfect image for so many cards AND its a free link. Seriously, KLM is pretty darned cool!

That's my card for today! On a separate note, have any of you noticed over on the side bar that I only have 62 days left until this baby comes? I am freaking out! How will I ever be ready? Lots to do until then and of course its the most wonderful time of year to boot. Lots of fun to be had!

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

Dec 1, 2009

365 Cards Sketchy Sunday: KLM Designs Week!

Oh NO!!! I can not believe it. I totally missed yesterday's post due to some of the holiday madness and some computer issues. I was sad to not have this up in time, but never fear... My sketch is now here!

This week we have a fabulous sponsor....KLM Digital Designs!  We got to use some fun images and sentiments and I can't wait to show you just a taste of what you will find in their DigiShop. Go to their website and check it out for yourselves!

Here is Pam's sketch for this week over at 365 Cards:

And here is my card:
I got this fabulous sentiment.  I LOVE the font with all my wee little heart. Isn't it great? I re-sized it in photoshop to fit my card front, added some papers (with mitered edges) and Voila! A pretty simple card. I added some glitter around the edges of the sentiment to give it a little sparkle. All in all, this card is simple to put together. You just need a KLM sentiment, a printer and you are good to go!

On a separate note we had a LOVELY Thanksgiving here. We also put up our Christmas tree and had a few presents to open as well. DH is traveling quite a bit in December and we wanted to be sure he got to spend time with the kids and present. I am a firm believer in creating your own family traditions, even if that is NOT sticking to any tradition! So we had a lovely holiday week with DH off and now he is gone on business and we miss him terribly. I have been mopey all day! I need to snap out of it cause he will be home SO quick. But since the day is done and I have some of my cards made, I am going to treat myself to ice cream and a movie. It's just what I need, and I hope you have a great night as well! I will see you back here on wednesday for another 365 Card challenge and a KLM Digital Design!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nov 25, 2009

365 Cards Challenge: Face It!

Good morning my sweet little cherubs! It is a glorious week. Busy with fun things like short days at work and school, turkey, pie and naps for all! Boy oh boy how  wonderful life can be! 

Today's 365 Card Challenge is to use any embellishments to turn your card into a face. Here is my card for today:

I had originally wanted to make the entire card a circle but I seem to make those a lot so I decided to use my scallop die cuts to make some green hair and my regular circle die cuts for a smaller face. It's hard to see, but I stamped my background repeatedly with a text stamp using white ink. I made my frame using a ruler and a marker and the sentiment is Ali Edwards. I didn't have big black brads so I used some that were grey and just dabbed them on my ink pad. Worked like a charm.

My 5 yr. old LOVES getting cards from me. I thought it would make his day getting one with a smiley face on it. That is why I chose this sentiment. I hope to give it to him close to when the new baby comes. I know things are going to change quite a bit for him (and me) and I want him to know he is loved. What a sweet boy he is! 

That's all for me today (and probably tomorrow). Head on over to 365 Cards and play along with the challenge. It will be a good time, I promise! 

I hope those that are in the states have a great time celebrating Thanksgiving and for those of you who don't celebrate, don't worry, I'll eat your piece of pie for you ; )


Stamps: Background Basics: Text Styled (Papertrey Ink), Loving Words by Ali Edwards (Technique Tuesday)
Ink: Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink) Black Graphite (Brilliance)
Paper: Lemon Tart, Stampers White, New Leaf (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Brads, Embroidery Floss, Black Pen (SU!)

Nov 23, 2009


A simple Monday morning.... a simple card:

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a beautiful day!

Stamp: Oh Dear! Silhouette (Pink Persimmon), Beautiful Blooms (PTI)
Ink: Black Graphite (Brilliance)
Paper: Smokey Shadow (PTI), Purple Texture (DCMV Pad)
Accessories: White Ink Pen (Sakura), Glitter

Nov 22, 2009

365 Cards: Sketchy Sunday!

Happy weekend everybody! Again, it went by TOO fast and already we are looking into the face of the routine of a new week, but all in all, how great was your weekend? I had a glorious time! So let's get today started right! Our Sunday sketch brought to you by Pam over at 365 Cards:

Here is my take on it:
Now before you say... "uh, Kristie, did you even follow the sketch???" Let me point out that I did follow it the best I could. I had so many elements and for some reason they weren't working for me AT ALL! I was scratching my head, grunting and even muttering under my breath. I couldn't get it figured out! I knew I wanted a holiday card, cause lets face it... I'm excited! I had stockings and bells, and music paper and on and on and on, but to no avail! So I picked these papers on purpose. The stripes on the right representing part of the sketch and if you look closely:
You can see my two strips of glitter above and below my tag. That is to represent the strips on the left side of the sketch. I just happened to move my tag from the bottom corner to the middle. It looked a bit better that way considering its size. I also stitched a zigzag in the middle which also represents one element of the sketch. So I really did follow it...kind-of. What do you think??

Ok. ok! I will follow the rules better next time! Until then, I hope you have an inspiring and sketchy Sunday!

Stamps: Stocking Prints, Vintage Tags (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Pure Poppy, Sweet Blush (PTI), Black Graphite (Brilliance)
Paper: Aqua Mist (PTI), Jolly by Golly Pattern Paper (Cosmo Cricket)
Accessories: Fresh Snow Satin Ribbon, Vintage Button (PTI), Embroidery floss, Glitter, Tag (all from stash)

Nov 20, 2009

Happy Fall!

Good morning friends!  Just a little fall card for you to celebrate this fine season...

I used the tree from Pink Persimmon's Oh Dear Outline set. I spritzed the heck out of this thing with gold glimmer mist, and of course you can't really see it. But its nice and glittery!

I am in the final stretch of this week (it has been never ending!), just waiting until DH comes home so we can start our weekend. Of course I have a ton of stuff to do today, but mostly I just want the time to go by so we can start our weekend! My vacation starts tomorrow with a trip into the city to see some friends, do some stamping, to see New Moon, to get some Christmas shopping done, and just generally relax. Let's just say I can't wait!!!! Then we have DH ALLLLL next week to ourselves for the holiday! It will be absolutely lovely!

What are you up to this weekend?? Have any of you seen New Moon yet? I cannot believe how much frenzy there is over it! Are you crafting this weekend?? Are you seeing friends?? What are you up to? I hope you have a lovely time and I will for sure see you here on Sunday for 365 Cards Sketchy Sunday!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Oh Dear! Outline (Pink Persimmon)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive (SU!)
Paper: Chocolate Chip (SU!), Vintage Cream, First Fruits Pattern (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Adhesive Gems (Studio 18), Distressing Tool (SU!), Glimmer Mist 

Nov 18, 2009

365 Cards: Ad Inspired!!

Oh boy is it ever a Wednesday!!! And I LOVE Wednesdays!!! Welcome welcome my friends to another 365 Cards Ad Inspiration challenge. Here is the ad I chose today. I really hope you like it as much as I do:

Here is my take on the challenge:
I chose to use the color and pattern to influence my card. LOTS of pattern, if I am to be completely honest : )
I had a really fun time putting this together. I have been loosing my mojo as of late and I was happy to see something come together the way I wanted it too. And for the most part, all the details are accounted for, although now I wish I would have stitched on it, but you know would I be me if I was completely happy with it?? MUST get my sewing machine out and play!

I hope you are feeling inspired for today. Head on over to 365 Cards and be sure to play along. Happy Crafting!!

Deets: (all Papertrey Ink unless noted)
Stamps: Guide Lines, Polka Dot Basics II, Faux Ribbon, Background Basics: Text Style, Birthday Basics
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Soft Sky (SU!) Fresh Snow 
Paper: Enchanted Evening, Stampers White, Spring Rain
Accessories: Enchanted Evening Grosgrain. Big Brad (from stash)

Nov 17, 2009


Sort of a random card for this time of year, but still a fun one! Pink Persimmon Banner Set with the Carnival Alphas and some ruffly ribbon:

Just some hugs and kisses for you to start the day. Have a good one!

Stamps: Carnival Alphas, Small Banner Set (Pink Persimmon)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU!), Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, Bitty Dot Pattern (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Hibiscus Burst Satin Ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Adhesive gems (Basic Gray), Pinking Scissors (Provo Craft)

Nov 16, 2009

Pink Persimmon Sketch Challenge!

Good Monday Morning to you all! We have a really fun challenge for you today. Over at the Pink Persimmon Blog there is a sketch challenge going on and ONE of you could win a really fabulous prize! So get on over there and join in the fun. Here is the sketch:
Here is my take:
All Pink Persimmon stamps... Vintage Cupcake and Sweet Greetings. I pulled out some sassy paper by K&Co. I thought that since I have been doing a lot of holiday stuff, I would switch it up a bit. You know, you can always use a cupcake right??
Ok, so now that you have seen the sketch, hop on over to Pink Persimmon to see the rest of the Creative Teams take on it AND be entered to win a prize! The contest will be open for two weeks with the random winner chosen Nov. 30th. Now how is that for a nice close to the month?!

Can't wait to see what you have up in your little noggins for this one. It's a great sketch with a lot of design possibilities so be sure to play along!

Thanks for checking in with me today. Have a great week!

Stamps: Vintage Cupcake, Sweet Greetings (Pink Persimmon)
Ink: Black Graphite (Brilliance)... have I told you lately how much I LOVE this ink??)
Paper: Hibiscus Burst, Linen Vellum, Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink), Citronella pattern paper (K&Co.)
Accessories: Hibiscus Burst Satin Ribbon, Vintage Button (Papertrey Ink), Classic Circle, Scallop Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders) Glitter (From Stash)

Nov 15, 2009

365 Cards: Sketchy Sunday

Good morning to you all! Here is today's sketch over at 365 Cards:

Here is my take on the sketch:

I went really conservative on this one. I think because I wanted to be able to send this to someone and was worried about it fitting into a regular envie. But I do wish I could go back and get a bit more funky like you see in the sketch. 

I stamped my aqua CS with a button from the Pink Persimmon "Cute as A Button" stamp to make my background. Then added some flourishes to the other side from Papertrey Ink.

I spritzed the entire thing with glimmer mist, but you know its really hard to see! I think the place you can see it most is on the button. 

Really simple card today. I am getting really excited around here because we only have one more week until DH is off from work for an entire week! We have Thanksgiving planned, with lots of lovely food, and relaxing. We are even doing a bit of Christmas gift opening since we will be traveling a bit around the holidays. I always love an excuse to open presents early : )

A few random things for me this weekend. I am now reading THIS book, THIS book and THIS book. One for fun (yay church book club!) and others as you can see for the well-being of my family. Its been quite interesting. Between all these books and card making, there is little time for other things and boy is my rear-end tired from sitting! Of course if it wasn't I am sure I would be complaining that my feet were tired instead ; )

Anyway. Thanks for checking in. Hope you have a great Sunday!

Stamps: Cute as a Button (Pink Persimmon), Fancy Flourishes (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink), Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Paper: Chocolate Chip (SU!), Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Bakery Twine (Martha Stewart), Vintage button (Papertrey Ink), Flower (Prima) Gold Glimmer Mist


Nov 13, 2009

A Little Birdie Told Me

Good evening my friends! A little something I made with some Pink Persimmon goodness! I don't think you have seen it yet (I tried not to post them), and you can also find it in the Pink Persimmon Gallery HERE.

I love this nature vine with birds. In the set is the frame and the sentiment plus a cute little TWEET! You can view it HERE. I used the bride and groom from the Vintage Cupcake set with some silver ink.
I colored it in with markers, punched out the heart with the large Marvy Heart Punch and popped it all up with dots.

Purdy simple if I do say so myself. What wild and crazy things are you up to this fine evening?? I am doing a bit of blogging, babysitting and reading (a new parenting book that is wild!) I hope you have a lovely night!
thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Vintage Cupcake, Singing Birds (Pink Persimmon)
Ink: Basic Black (SU!) Silver (Encore)
Paper: Ripe Avocado, Enchanted Evening, Stampers White, Bitty Dot Patter (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Marvy Heart Punch, Earth Element Markers (SU!)

Nov 11, 2009

365 Cards: Paper Popsicles Week!

Whoo! What a week it has been so far. A wild whirlwind! And now it's Wednesday (um... that's a lot of W's!)
Today's challenge at 365 Cards  is to use ric rac and buttons on your card. Now I was fortunate enough to get to play with this Gingerbread Man shaped card from Paper Popsicles!  Here is the first thing I made. A little holiday card:

I think the ric rac is SO cute and I also added a little background stamping for a bit of oomph. My sentiment flag is actually curvy, but apparently my photo forgot to show you that part ; )

I decided after printing out one of these templates (which is SUPER fast!) that I could indeed make a one-sided card just as fast. Or as most people call them; a tag!
I decided to keep this one a bit more simple. I added one strip of background stamping then glued some ric rac over top. It's a little 'funky cold madina', but I like it. (if you remember that song, give a shout out!)  I found a vintage heart button, which added the perfect touch for the sentiment:
I love pink and white for christmas colors, not traditional, but cute. I have this corrugated  box that I thought would hold a mini loaf just perfectly. I think bread gifts are the choice for my neighbors this season. I love bread. It makes me happy. I am happy to make it, and eat it and I love giving it away. It feels more substantial than the box of sugary stuff that I normally make. Bread sustains life and I think a hot piping loaf goes perfect with this sentiment!

Ok. Those are my projects for today. Hope you have time to dig through your ric rac and button stash and whip up something fun today! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Stocking Prints, Background Basics: Retro (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Close to Cocoa (SU!), Fresh Snow, Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Creamy Caramel (SU!) Pure Poppy, Linen Vellum (Papertrey Ink)
Accessories: Vintage Buttons, Satin Ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Bakery Twine (Martha Stewart) Embroidery Floss (Stash), Gelly Roll Star Pen (Sakura), Hole Punch, Ric Rac (from stash)

Nov 9, 2009

Good Monday morning to you!  I have only a few things to share with you today. 

I have a little post over at Pink Persimmon today using one of their sets. Its a Thanksgiving project that you might be interested in duplicating this year. I hope it grows to be a great tradition in our house for years to come!

Here is a little teaser photo for you:

And remember over at 365 Cards we are having a sponsor week brought to you by Paper Popsicles. Be sure to participate as much as you can this week for your chance to win!!

Another start of yet another week. It's been gorgeous weather this weekend, so much so that it's hard to think snow and cold will be our constant companion for months to come. *sigh* Must get out and enjoy it now!
Have a great day!

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