Monday, February 21, 2011

Wishing You

Good morning!  I'm so thankful for this three day weekend, I sure could use it.  I was feeling under the weather since earlier last week and this weekend has really helped.  Last night I was the first time since early in the week that I was able to sit down and create something, so I pulled out the final VLV sketch and got to work.

This turned out so different from how I envisioned it, but I'm pretty pleased with it.  I started off with hot fudge and ripe avocado cardstock for the base and used Pink Paislee patterned paper, ripping and distressing the green one so the cream paper peeked through.  Then I went to town with my glimmer mists, adding them to both the paper and the stripped ribbon.  For the middle square I used sheet music from an old hymnal.  I crumpled up and tattered the edges then heavily distressed it with tea dye ink.  Another ticket from ideaology was stapled to the egde.  I layered a crystal flourish and added a bookplate from ideaology with the sweet sentiment from PTI's Signature Series: Butterfly stamp set.  I finished it off with some green crinkly ribbon and a vintage key.

Happy President's Day!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Little Star

I really enjoy participating with the weekly Viva La Verve sketches!!  I decided to go with a baby boy theme for this card so I could use one of my favorite Pain Janes.  I stamped a very subtle musical background on aqua mist using white canvas ink.  The musical background stamp is from Papertrey Ink.  I used my new circle scallop die from Prickley Pear to mat my sentiment on.  I finished off the card with a few crystal swirls and some distressed tickets.  Despite the sewing, this card came together quite quickly.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Happy Birthday VLV

Hi all, I'm back today with another Viva La Verve card.  I created this card to add to my stash for the next boy birthday we need to attend.  I always seem to have a distinct shortage of masculine cards. 

The blue Bo Bunny paper was punched on both edges with my MS star border punch and matted onto PTI aqua mist cardstock.  The two panels are from Imaginisce's Birthday Bash line.  My star was die cut, sponged, stamped and then I added three chocolate pearls from Pizazz Aplenty.  Three more chocolate pearls on the right hand side finish it off. 

What type of cards do you find yourself running short on?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy {Belated} Valentine's Day

Hi!  I meant to post this yesterday and completely forgot!  I made this card using Prickley Pear's new released Valentine's Day stamps.  I stamped the heart onto PTI's berry sorbet cardstock using white Palette ink.  To soften the edges a bit, I swiped them with more white palette ink.  The designer paper is from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found collection. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Stamps/Supplies for Sale

I have added an additional page to my blog listing the items I have for sale.  Feel free to take a looksie!  Thanks.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Live, Laugh, Love, Dream

I made another card using the first VLV sketch for this month.  This time, I went for a more feminine but still an all occasion card.  The paper for this card is from Graphic 45.  The die cut and stamps are from Papertrey Ink's Embellishments line, it's one of my favorite stamp sets due to it's versatility.

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Sunday, February 6, 2011


I made another dinosaur card, this time for my little cousin who's been in love with dinosaurs since he was a year old.  The dinosaur was paper pieced with blue polka dot paper, die cut and matted on hawaiian shores cardstock.  I embossed the kraft panel with a cuttlebug folder for added texture.

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Fairy Girl

Hi guys, we're still experiencing some crazy weather down here in Texas so I've been home most of the week.  Not that I'm complaining, since I had more time to stamp and play. 

I made this card using MFT's weekly sketch.  Since my cosmo cricket pad is STILL on my desk, I decided to use more of its paper and I combined it with Basic Grey's Nook & Pantry paper.  The cute fairy was colored with copics and cut out leaving a small border all the way around.  Her wings are covered with stardust and gently curved to make them stand out more. I attached her to the blue panel using pop dots for added dimension.

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For Baby

 A friend from work asked me for a card for her sister in law who just had a little boy.  Whiff of Joy's Willow is just perfect for that!  The image is colored with copics and sponged with blue chalk ink after it was die cut with a nestie.  I used several patterned papers from Cosmo Cricket's Circa 1934 paper pad and used a blue button to finish off the bow.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Elegant Butterfly

Well, we've had some cold weather lately in the DFW area and they gave us the day off due to the ice on the roads.  Yippee!!  More papercrafting time for me! :)  I'm back today to show you a card I made using Viva La Verve's sketch for this week.

I was trying to go for a more masculine/all occasion card, but I couldn't resist adding a butterfly.  The designer paper is from Cosmo Cricket's Circa 1934 paper pad.  To make the center panel, I die cut the white panel using a nestie and sponged it with blue chalk ink.  I then, die cut a smaller panel out black cardstock and three patterned papers.  I folded the ribbon in half and tied it into a knot.  The butterfly was die cut out of book print and edged with a black copic marker.  I attached it to the ribbon using a pin and folded the wings on the butterfly upwards for additional dimension.  I was so tempted to add some bling, but tried to keep it as masculine as possible. :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Prickley Pear Blog Hop Day 4

Today is the final day of our blog hop.  I hope you have enjoyed the samples so far.

We are playing a new game this time around. Each DT member will be featuring a letter in their post. Visit their blogs, find their letter - put the word together and e-mail us the word at A winner will be chosen for each day of the blog hop.

Start with Nicole, then take a look and see what beautiful cards we have in store. You will want to visit these fabulous ladies in order, Dawn, Amy, Michelle, Angelica, Tracy, Leslie - (that's me!), Tesa, Jennifer. Good luck and have fun!

Are you ready to see what I made?

Ohmigosh, I absolutely love this stamp!!  This adorable Girl With Basket, was so much fun to color.  I colored my image with copics and added the glitter dots to her dress using my quickie glue pen.  The die cut panel was heavily sponged with chalk ink.  Since the image panel was so large, I decided to keep my embellishments to a minimum using a bit of blue ribbon just behind the panel.
If you didn't find my secret letter, maybe this will help you...:)  Okay, so hop on over to Tesa's blog, I guarantee you she's got some lovely stuff for you to look at.

Thank you for blog hopping with us!