Sunday, July 31, 2011

Wishing You A Tweet Day


Hi everyone! Are you having a great weekend?!? I'm popping in to share a fun card I created using the A Tweet Day digital stamp set by Clear Dollar Stamps. I thought the image matched this birdhouse patterned paper perfectly although it's hard to tell since I've covered most of it up.


My card base is Really Rust layered with PTI White then patterned paper stitched around the edges. The grass was punched from Always Artichoke. The image was printed on PTI White and colored to match the purple and yellow birdhouses in the patterned paper. The sentiment is also from the A Tweet Day digital stamp set. To embellish the card I added a bow made from yellow gingham ribbon and yellow flowers finished with Diamond Stickles.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: A Tweet Day (Clear Dollar Stamps)
  • Paper: Really Rust, Always Artichoke, Summer Sun, PTI White, Birdhouse Patterned Paper
  • Ink: Soft Sky, Always Artichoke, Copics Y18, Y19, V25, BG93, BG96, BG99, E43, E44, E08, E09
  • Other: Stitching, Paper Piercing, Grass Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Trio Flower Punch (Stampin' Up), Yellow Gingham Ribbon, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Diamond Stickles, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Forget Me Nots


Hi everyone! This beautiful card was created for Ethyl, a friend of my blog friend Sheree. Ethyl suffered a terrible accident and has severe burns on half her face, my heart goes out to her. If you have a few moments to send some love, please read this story!   To cheer her up and say hope you are feeling better I'm sending this bouquet of Forget Me Nots.


The Forget Me Nots are a digital stamp by Doodle Pantry. I paired the floral image with patterned paper from the Stella and Rose Hattie Collection by My Mind's Eye. The cardstock is Blue Bayou and Old Olive from Stampin' Up.  To embellish the card I stitched around the card base, added some Leaf Lace, flowers and sunflower dew drops.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Forget Me Nots (Doodle Pantry)
  • Paper: Blue Bayou, Old Olive, PTI White, Hattie Papers (Stella and Rose by My Mind's Eye)
  • Ink: Copics BG72, Y26, YR24, YG93, YG97
  • Other: Stitching, Paper Piercing, Leaf Lace, Flowers, Sunflower Dew Drops, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Friday, July 29, 2011

Have A Purrrfect Day


Hi everyone! I've got a super cute card to share with you today. I'm playing along with this week's "Animal Antics" challenge at Die Cut Dreams. The grey cat, sentiment and digital paper are all from the Quirky Cat digital stamp set by Doodle Pantry.


It is a little easier to see in this side view photo that I punched three layers of grass, two are behind the cat and one is on top. I love these crystal flourishes because they remind me of a cat curling it's tail. To embellishment the card I added some white grosgrain ribbon and pearl dew drops.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Quirky Cat (Doodle Pantry)
  • Paper: Brilliant Blue, Basic Grey, Garden Green, White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Digital Patterned Paper (Doodle Pantry, Quirky Cat Stamp Set)
  • Ink: Epson Photo Printer R380
  • Other: Stitching, Grass Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Scallop Circle Punch (Stampin' Up), 1 3/8" Circle Punch (Stampin' Up), Paper Piercing, Crystal Flourishes, 3/8" White Grosgrain Ribbon, Pearl Dew Drops (The Robin's Nest), Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"Feathers" The Flamingo


Hi everyone! I'm hoping today's card puts as big a smile on your face as it did mine! I created the card for our "Emboss It" Challenge this week at The Pixie Cottage. The super cute flamingo is the Feathers digital image by Pixie Cottage Stamps. I found these cute pink flowers in my stash and thought to make them look like the flamingo's tail feathers!


My card base is Cameo Coral layered with PTI White then Basic Grey and Kraft cardstock both embossed using the Cuttlebug Victoria Embossing Folder. I ripped the Kraft and stitched around the edge of the card base. The image was printed on PTI White and colored in using copic markers. To embellish the card I cut paper flowers in half and finished them with kraft flowers and a snow pearl.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Feathers (Pixie Cottage Stamps)
  • Paper: Cameo Coral, Basic Grey, Kraft and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
  • Ink: Copics E40, E42, T0, T2, T3, T4, R30, R32, R43, R46
  • Other: Stitching, Paper Piercing, Cuttlebug Victoria Embossing Folder, Pink Paper Flowers, Kraft Bazzill Flowers, Snow Pearls (KaiserCraft), Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Maximum Mud


Hi everyone! This awesome card was created for my nephew's birthday! The super fun image is Maximum Mud by KennyK. I had to ponder awhile how to tackle coloring the image and ending up coloring the mud first so as not to miss any of it, LOL!  I'm entering this card in the "One For The Boys" challenge at Totally Papercrafts.

My card base is Dark Brown Bazzill layered with PTI White cardstock then Slang and Wipeout patterned paper.  The sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on PTI White.  I wrapped twill around the card base and embellished with some masculine screw brads. 

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Maximum Mud (KennyK), Happy Birthday (Hero Arts)
  • Paper: Dark Brown Bazzill, PTI White, Slang and Wipeout Patterned Paper (BasicGrey, Hang 10 Collection)
  • Ink: Copics Y15, R20, R00, E40, E43, E44, E47, YG95, YG97, YG99, C2, C4, C6, C8
  • Other: Twill, Screw Brads and Mounting Tape

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Jargon Mix Color


Hi everyone! Happy Sunday! I'm hanging out at home again this weekend doing what I love most, making cards. The beautiful floral image front and center on today's card is the Jargon Mix Color digital stamp by Clear Dollar Stamps. I used the pre-colored image and matching digital paper.
 

My card base Orchid Opulence layered with PTI White then Groovy Guava cardstock and digital patterned paper. I added a straight stitch along the outside edge and a zig zag stitch diagonally across the center. The image was printed on PTI White. I paper pierced around the edge then layered it on Orchid Opulence. To embellish the card I added a bow made from Double Stitched Groovy Guava Ribbon and a Champagne Dew Drop in each corner of the card base.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Jargon Mix Color (Clear Dollar Stamps)
  • Paper: Orchid Opulence, Groovy Guava, Digital Patterned Paper (Clear Dollar Stamps, Jargon Mix Color Stamp Set), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
  • Ink: Epson Photo Printer R380
  • Other: Stitching, Paper Piercing, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Double Stitched Groovy Guava Ribbon, Champagne Dew Drops, Glue Dots, Tombo Mono Multi Liquid Glue and Mounting Tape

Friday, July 22, 2011

Sunbonnet Fish


Hello friends!  I'm checking in with this super cute card I made just for fun!  I think the image perfectly reflects the little boy at heart inside every grown man.  The cute image is the Sunbonnet Fish digital stamp by Bugaboo Stamps.  I paired it with patterned paper from the Scrappin Creations paper pad by Creating Keepsakes.


My card base is Blue Bazzill layered with River Rock then patterned paper stitched around the edges.  The shadow strip is River Rock finished using the Scallop Dot Edge Punch.  I wrapped brown ribbon around the card base and added a big bow in front.  The image was printed on PTI White and colored in using copic markers.  The sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on PTI White.  To embellish the card I added some pewter pearls along the image.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Sunbonnet Fish (Bugaboo Stamps), Happy Birthday (Hero Arts)
  • Paper: River Rock, Blue Bazzill, PTI White and Scrappin Creations Patterned Paper (Creating Keepsakes)
  • Ink: Copics E00, E40, E44, E47, YG91, G52
  • Other: Stitching, Paper Piercing, Scallop Dot Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Brown Ribbon, Pewter Pearls (KaiserCraft), Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Beaver Hello


Hi everyone! It's time for a new Stock the Pantry Challenge at the Doodle Pantry. My card features this fun Beaver Hello digital stamp set by Doodle Pantry including the colored image, sentiment and matching digital papers.


My card base is Ballet Blue layered with PTI White then digital patterned paper. I stitched around the edges then wrapped a strip of Alpine Ribbon around the card base. The image and sentiment were printed on PTI White then layered on Ballet Blue. To embellish the card I added a bow made from more of the Alpine Ribbon and added a pretty green flower gem along the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Beaver Hello (Doodle Pantry)
  • Paper: Ballet Blue, PTI White, Digital Patterned Paper (Doodle Pantry, Beaver Hello Stamp Set)
  • Ink: Epson Photo Printer R380
  • Other: Stitching, Alpine Ribbon (Stampin' Up), Green Flower Gem, Paper Piercing, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My Heart Is With You


Hi everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card I created using this gorgeous Daffodil flower from the A Year In Flowers I clear stamp set by Flourishes.  I paired it with Gentlemen's Bet patterned paper from the Cavalier Collection by Prima Marketing.


My card base is Basic Black layered with PTI White then patterned paper stitched around the edges. The shadow strips are Wild Wasabi finished with the Arch Lattice Punch. The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on PTI White and colored in using copic markers. 

I die cut and embossed the image using Standard Circles Large Nestabilities and layered it on Basic Black die cut using Classic Scalloped Circles Large Nestabilites. The sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and punched out using the Word Window Punch. I embellished the card with white satin ribbon and a black button threaded with DMC White.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: A Year In Flowers: Daffodil (Flourishes), Heartfelt Phrases (Verve Stamps)
  • Paper: Basic Black, PTI White, Wild Wasabi, Gentlemen's Bet Patterned Paper (Prima Marketing, Cavalier Collection)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics E04, YG93, YG95
  • Other: Stitching, Arch Lattice Punch (Martha Stewart), Word Window Punch (Stampin' Up), Standard Circles Large and Classic Scalloped Circles Large Nestabilities, Button, DMC White, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Clear Dollar Stamps Digital DT

Hi everyone! Hope you are having a fabulous weekend so far. I'm really excited to share that I've been invited to join the Digital Design Team at Clear Dollar Stamps!!! I'm honored and thrilled to be part of such a talented group of ladies. The first project I want to share with you features the gorgeous floral image and sentiment from the Pansy digital stamp set by Clear Dollar Stamps.


My card base is Perfect Plum layered with PTI White then Kraft cardstock embossed using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder. The shadow layer was created by printing the sentiment from the Pansy stamp set and coloring it with copic markers. I stitched around both the card base and shadow layer then wrapped white lace around the card base.

The image was printed on PTI White and colored in using copic makers then layered on Perfect Plum die cut using the Classic Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilites. To embellish the card I added a pretty bow made from white satin ribbon and some pearls in each corner of the image and card base.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Pansy (Clear Dollar Stamps)
  • Paper: Perfect Plum, Kraft, White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
  • Ink: V20, V25, G21, G24, G28
  • Other: Stitching, Paper Piercing, Classic Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, White Lace, White Satin Ribbon, Snow Pearls (KaiserCraft), Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Friday, July 15, 2011

Peacock Birdie


Hi everyone! TGIF!!!  I'm popping in quick before rushing off to work to show you the card I created using this gorgeous Peacock Birdie stamp set by Doodle Pantry.  I really love the bright colors and matching digital papers, so beautiful!  Did you notice that the digital paper I used on the card base has the same gorgeous peacock feathers as the birdie?!?


My card base is Brilliant Blue layered with PTI White then digital paper from the Peacock Birdie stamp set. The shadow layer is Brilliant Blue layered with another of the digital papers from the Peacock Birdie Stamp Set. The image was printed on PTI White then layered on Brilliant Blue. To embellish the card I added Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon and Snow Pearls in each corner of the shadow layer.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Peacock Birdie (Doodle Pantry)
  • Paper: Brilliant Blue, White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Digital Patterned Papers (Doodle Pantry, Peacock Birdie Stamp Set)
  • Ink: Epson Photo Printer R380
  • Other: Stitching, Paper Piercing, Snow Pearls, Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Hannah On Bench


Hi everyone!  Time again for a new challenge at The Pixie Cottage.  As always, there are two parts to the challenge and you may choose either or both to play along with. We have a fabulous new sketch to spark your creativity and this week's theme is "Wrap It In Ribbon".  The beautiful image featured on today's card is the Hannah On Bench cling mount stamp by Pixie Cottage Stamps.  I paired it with Regal Rose patterned paper from the Stampin' Up Patterns Pack II.


My card base is Basic Black layered with PTI White then Regal Rose Patterned Paper and Kraft Cardstock finished on one end using the Scallop Dot Edge Punch. I wrapped two strips of Black Grosgrain Ribbon around the card base and added a bow in front.  The image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on PTI White and colored in using copic markers then layered on Basic Black. The sentiment was also stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on PTI White. I cut the words apart then layered them on Basic Black. To embellish the card I added a pretty pink gem in each corner of the card base.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Hannah On A Bench (Pixie Cottage Stamps), Happy Birthday (Penny Black)
  • Paper: Basic Black, Kraft and White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Regal Rose Patterned Paper (Stampin' Up, Patterns Pack II)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics E000, E00, E01, YG61, YG63, YG67, E40, E42, E43, E44, E47, RV000, RV13. RV14
  • Other: Scallop Dot Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), 3/8" Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Pink Gems, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Wildlife Reserve

Hi everyone! This masculine card is actually the one I sent my father-in-law for Father's Day! My how time flies, I can't believe I'm just now getting around to blogging it! The bear is a rubber stamp from the Wildlife Reserve stamp set by Stampin' Up. I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black on White Cardstock then colored it in using copic markers. To soften the background I sponged Bashful Blue to create the sky and Mellow Moss for the ground.

The card base is Dark Brown layered with PTI White then True Thyme embossed using the Herringbone Embossing Folder. The shadow layer is Dark Brown layered with Napoleon Marble Green Patterned Paper. To embellish the card I wrapped Jute Twine around the card base three times and added two large buttons threaded with more Jute Twine.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Wildlife Reserve (Stampin' Up)
  • Paper: Brown Bazzill, PTI White, True Thyme, Napoleon Marble Green Patterned Paper
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bashful Blue, Mellow Moss, Copics E57, E59, YG63, YG67
  • Other: Cuttlebug Herringbone Embossing Folder, PTI Jute Twine and Dark Brown Vintage Buttons, Paper Piercing, Spongs, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Wild Rose


Hi everyone! Hope you are having a fabulous weekend! We saw the movie "Horrible Bosses" last night and had a blast. The movie is sooo hilarious, if you love comedy you will love this movie!  As for my card, the beautiful floral image is the Wild Rose digital stamp by Doodle Pantry. I paired it with this lovely patterned paper by Frances Meyer.


My card base is Always Artichoke layered with White Cardstock then patterned paper. The shadow strips are So Saffron. The wild rose was printed on White Cardstock and colored in using copic markers. I paper pierced around the edge then layered it on Always Artichoke. To embellish the card I made a bow from So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon and added a champagne dew drop in each corner.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Wild Rose (Doodle Pantry)
  • Paper: Always Artichoke, So Saffron, White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Patterned Paper (Frances Meyer)
  • Ink: Copics C0,C01, C2, C3, R00, R12, Y26, YR24, G94, G99
  • Other: Stitching, So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon, Champagne Dew Drops, Paper Piercing, Glue Dots, Mounting Tape and Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue
CHALLENGES:

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Goldilocks


Hi everyone!  I love short work weeks because they fly by really fast and before I know it I'm back in my craft room creating again, YEAH!  The cute little girl featured on today's card is the Goldilocks digital stamp by Michelle Perkett Studios.  I paired it with Cordovan patterned paper from the BasicGrey Indian Summer Collection.


My card base is Dark Brown cardstock layered with PTI White then Cordovan patterned paper stitched around the edges.  The image was printed on PTI White and colored in using copic markers.  I die cut and embossed the image using Classic Ovals Large Nestabilties then layered it on Dark Brown die cut using the Classic Scalloped Ovals Large Nestabilities.

The flowers are white paper flowers I colored using my copic markers then finished them with brown buttons threaded with DMC White.  To further embellish the card I added some pretty yellow leaves and a large white brad in each corner.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Goldilocks (Michelle Perkette Studios)
  • Paper: PTI White and Dark Brown, Cordovan Patterned Paper (BasicGrey, Indian Summer Collection)
  • Ink: Copics E000, E00, E44, E47, V93, V95, R39, R59
  • Other: Stitching, Large White Brads, Classic Ovals Large Nestabilities, Classic Scalloped Ovals Large Nestabilities, White Paper Flowers (Kaiser Scrapbook), Dark Brown Buttons (PaperTrey Ink), Yellow Leaves, DMC White, Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Yellow Calliopsis


Hi everyone! This card was inspired by the OWH Stars & Stamps Virtual Cardmaking Party challenge #3 to tie a yellow ribbon on.  The gorgeous floral image is the Calliopsis digital stamp by the Digi Doodle Shop.  I paired it with gorgeous patterned paper from the Cosmo Cricket DeLovely Collection.


My card base is kraft cardstock layered with PTI White then patterned paper stitched around the edges.  The floral image was printed on PTI White and colored in using copic markers.  I rounded the corners of both the image and kraft cardstock I layered it on.  The sentiment was stamped in memento tuxedo black.  To embellish the card I added yellow wrinkled ribbon and a snow pearl in each corner.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Calliopsis (Digi Doodle Shop), Happy Birthday (Endless Creations)
  • Paper: PTI White and Kraft, Patterned Paper (Cosmo Cricket, Delovely Collection)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics Y08, YG03, YG17
  • Other: Stitching, Corner Rounder Punch, Snow Pearls (KaiserCraft), Yellow Wrinkled Ribbon (May Arts), Glue Dots and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES:

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Merry Mistletoe


Hi everyone! Today I'm bringing you Christmas in July! It is the 5th of the month which means lots of great new release digital images at Doodle Pantry. It also means a new challenge so I hope you stop by the challenge blog and play along.  My card features the Merry Mistletoe digital stamp set using the pre-colored image, digital papers and Merry Christmas sentiment.


My card base is Garden Green layered with PTI White then digital papers from the Merry Mistletoe Stamp Set. I meant to do a zig zag stitch around the edge of the card base and didn't realize until I was all done that the bobbin wasn't threaded correctly so I got this hodgepodge stitch which I actually really like! Next I wrapped 3/8" white grosgrain ribbon around the card base and added a matching bow in front.

The image is pre-colored and was printed on PTI Vintage Cream then die cut and embossed using the Standard Circles Small Nestabilities. I layered it on PTI White die cut using the Standard Circles Large Nestabilities then Garden Green die cute using the Classic Scalloped Circles Large Nestabilities. The sentiment was printed on PTI White and layered on Garden Green. To embellish the card I added a Vintage Pearl Tinket Pin and some pearls in each corner of the card base.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Merry Mistletoe (Doodle Pantry)
  • Paper: Garden Green, PTI White and Vintage Cream, Digital Papers (Doodle Pantry, Merry Mistletoe Stamp Set)
  • Ink: Epson Photo Printer R380
  • Other: Stitching, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Vintage Pearls Trinket Pin (Maya Road), Standard Circles Small and Large Nestabilities, Classic Scalloped Circles Large Nestabilities, Pearls (KaiserCraft), Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July


Hi everyone, Happy 4th of July! Hope you are enjoying the long holiday weekend.  As you can see I'm still stuck on using the large sentiments and created this card just so I could wish you all a Happy 4th of July papercrafting style! I paired the sentiment with digital paper from the Freedom Ain't Free digital kit by Summertime Designs.  Here is the blue digital sentiment I used on today's card.
My card base is Night Of Navy layered with PTI Vintage Cream then strips of digital paper.  The sentiment is printed on PTI Vintage Cream and layered on Night Of Navy cardstock.  The paper star is Real Red punched using the large star and Night Of Navy with the small star.  I finished the star with a silver metal star sticker and couldn't resist adding one in each of the other corners.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Digital Sentiment (Feline Creative)
  • Paper: Night Of Navy, Riding Hood Red, PTI Vintage Cream, Digital Paper (Summertime Designs, Freedom Ain't Free Digital Kit)
  • Ink: Epson Photo Printer R380
  • Other: Paper Piercing, Large and Small Star Punches (Stampin' Up), Silver Metal Star Stickers (Mark Richards) and Mounting Tape
CHALLENGES: