Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sending you Smiles SC252

Hi Everyone. Thursday is finally here and we are counting down to Halloween. I just need to put the finishing touches on my daughters 80's Diva Costume aka Madonna although she does not realize this like I do. We are looking at some warmer weather for Saturday so Trick or Treating will not be uncomfortable. We will be going to two seperate sections of our town so the kids should have alot of fun!! Any one doing anything special for Halloween?

For todays card I used the SCS sketch challenge of the week SC252 with my Spread a Harvest of Hope stamp from MFT. The stamp made the image panel bigger than what it was supposed to be but I think it works well. I stamped my image onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock from Taylored Expressions and colored with my copics and then added some crystal stickles to the centers of the daisy type flower. My colored cardstock is all SU and my dp is SU Bella Birds. I did a bunch of sewing around my panels but please dont look too close because I did not have such a steady hand and then I finished my card off with a paper prima, button and some linen thread. My sentiment is also from MFT Hooga Booga Set.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a fantastic day and I am getting used to a new Blog Hopping Schedule on my PC so I will be making my way around more often now until my laptop gets fixed.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Buttony Friend for FBW

Hey Everyone!! Another wonderful day for FBW over at Dannis Dreams. As always the challenge is to use a butterfly or fairy on your card and either link it to Mr Linky on Dannis blog or upload to SCS or PCP with keyword FBW.

For my card today I used a cute image a friend stamped for me from Stamping Bella. I colored her with my copics and cut her out with my round nesties. All of my cardstock is SU and my dp is from My Minds Eye Oh la la for her. Buttons and linen thread from my stash. My layout however is from Mercys Tuesday Sketch Challenge, MTSC45 which can be found here.

I am still without a laptop so it has been hard to do my bloghopping. I am sorry I have not been around to alot of your blogs to say hi!! I promise I will be back soon!! Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a great one!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Round and round!!

Okay our challenge this week for Little Paper Shop is an awesome sketch which can be found here. Now I have NEVER made a round card so I am not sure it this came out right. Is it supposed to be flat on top? That was the only way I can figure to make an actual card in this shape. Any other suggestions???

So anyway for today's card I used my scallop round and round nesties and my rectangle nesties. Dp is from Cosmo Cricket Wonderland and my cardstock is SU. I stamped the snowflake image, which is from the Merry and Bright set a few times onto PTI Cardstock in Linen and put some gold stickles in the centers. My sentiment is from the Christmas Tags set and was also stamped in Linen. I finished off with some gorgeous sheer gold ribbon and called it a day!! It is actually a really sweet little card and so easy for holiday duplication!! I plan on making a few of these for the holidays!!

So are you up for winning a prize this week? How about the new Christmas Tags set that I used for my sentiment. Okay easy as can be. Just go to the Little Paper Shop Blog and take a look at the sketch and design your own round card. A random winner will be selected and will win the set. Have a great time and when you upload your card, use keyword LPSC39 as your keyword. Please take a look at the rest of the DT's creations on the blog also!! Such gorgeous work!!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great one!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Whoa Sugar Rush!!

Goodmorning!! It is a rainy Saturday morning here on Long Island, but we have some errands to run and a surprise birthday party to go to later so I hope it lets up alittle.

My card today is for Taylors Friday Sketch Challenge TESC88. I had so much fun making this card last night. It uses some of my new fav paper from My Minds Eye, the colors are bright and cheerful and that TE image from Trick or Sweet II is just toooo adorable dont you think?

I started off by stamping my image onto PTI cardstock and paper pieced the crazy hair and the body and colored the head with my copics. My dp is Ooh la la for her by My Minds Eye and my colored cardstock is SU. Ribbon is from MFT Spring Bundle and flowers are primas. Brads I believe were from Doodlebug. Oh and I used my Janome sewing maching to sew around the edges of the two square panels. What do you think? Fun huh??

Just one more note, my laptop has died on me so if I do not get to some of your blogs as regularly as I used to please forgive me. I am doing all my work on my PC and wont be able to blog hop at the times that I am used to. (late at night in bed!!!!). Hopefully within a week or two I can get it fixed or will have to buy a new one!! (ouch!!)

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

TESC87 Found a Prince

Made this card for last Fridays Sketch from Taylored Expressions. I am looking at this uploaded picture and I am sorry that it is alittle washed out. It did not look like this when I edited it.
I started out with my image from Trick or Sweets II, stamping it onto PTI Cardstock and colored with my copics and then added Dazzling Diamonds to the crown and the thingy bobits in his hand (what is that called???) I cut out my image with a circle nestie and mounted it onto a label 9 nestie. My dp is Muirfield from SU and my cardstock is all SU too. Ribbon is baja breeze from SU and my button was from my stash.

Thanks for taking a peeky today. So glad you came by for a visit. Have a great one!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Flutterbys and Fairies!!

Hi and Happy FBW!! This weeks challenge is another open challenge, meaning you can use a butterfly or fairy any way you would like. I took this and really stretched the rules....I just have the WORD FAIRY in my card and then I added a tiny little butterfly to my sentiment panel. Hope this is okay Danni!!!

My card today follows Mercys Tuesday Sketch Challenge MTSC44. My sentiment happens to be digi from Paper Makeup and I printed it out onto PTI Cardstock. My dp is what I consider to be the most gorgeous paper SU has made, Bella Rose. I actually stocked up on this before it was retired and I am so glad that I did. All colored cardstock, ribbon and brads are SU also. Wow I practically have an all SU card. Imagine that!!!

Now if for some reason you cannot read the sentiment, it says "Whoever said that fairies dont exist must never have been mother to a little girl" Ohh how true it is!!! My little girl is the biggest twinkle toes fairy there is!!! And she is not so little anymore going on 11 in two months but she is a real sweetie, always wanting to snuggle and get lots of hugs and kisses!! Gotta love it!!!

So if you would like somemore inspiration to help you with your card this week just check out the rest of the DT. They are listed on my sidebar. They never cease to amaze me with all of thier superb talent. Then after you make your FBW card link it to Mr Linky on Dannis Blog or upload it to SCS or PCP with keyword FBW. Have fun and thanks so much for stopping by today!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Okay I know it is Tuesday and Mercy is issuing another challenge today but I just had to finish up last weeks challenge MTSC43. Great sketch for the week. I took out my Lockhart stamp called Pears and stamped it onto PTI cardstock and colored with my copics. My cardstock is all Prism and my dp is Basic Grey Lemonade which is fun fun fun!! Sentiment is from Jessicas set from TGF called Butterfly Wishes (which I just noticed is out of stock but check back again on the website). All embellies are from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great one!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Holiday Blessings in Blue

Hi All! I hope you had a fantastic weekend. Mine? Blech!! I had all intentions of crafting most of the dreary weekend away but my ds had a ton of homework and well, was not accomplishing it unless I was on top of him. It was like pulling teeth for two days!! How frustrating. Then my dd had a friend come over that wanted to make a birthday card for her father so I spent some time working on that for her and of course spent time sewing my dd's Halloween Costume so there went my weekend.(actually my crafting time). I was however able to squeek in my Monday LPS Challenge card for you to take a look at!! We have an awesome sketch this week for you to try and the prize this week is to win the Merry and Bright set. You can find the sketch here along with samples from the rest of the DT. I have had a peek at a few and they are amazing. You need to take a looksy for yourself.

My card today is using Katie Caroler. I stamped her onto PTI cardstock and colored with my copics. My dp is from Graphic 45 and my colored cardstock is SU. Ribbon and brads are from Michaels and my sentiment which is from the Christmas Tags set was cut out with my circle punches.

Thanks so much for popping in today. Have a great one!! I am going to go and try to sneak in some crafting to make up for lost time!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Take time for yourself

Made this quick little card for a friends birthday. I used a Mouse in the House Digi. I printed it onto PTI cardstock and colored with my copics and then added TONS of shimmer with my crystal stickles. My dp is DCWV Nursery Boys Pack. Ribbon is from Michales and sentiment is from Stamping Bella. All cardstock is SU.

Quick post for me today. See ya tomorrow!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Last entry for Taylors Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone, Quick post so I can link up my last entry for Taylors Sketch Challenge and Sketch DT search. My first two are posted to SCS under my name annk516, but I will post them here also in a day or so.

My image from TE Sweet Celebrations is stamped onto PTI cardstock and colored with my copics. I used Brocade Blue, Riding Hood Red and So Saffron Cardstock and a scrap of dp from the retired SU Parisianne Summer paper. Added brads and anchors (I think that is what they are called!!) and cut my strip with a fiskars border punch.

Have a good one and I will be back later with another post. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Lifes greatest treasure...

I really love these cute Pure Innocence digi images and thought it would be perfect with a few scattered butterflies for Flutterby Wednesday. Todays challenge is open so you can just get creative.

I started by printing my image onto PTI Cardstock and coloring with my copics. My cardstock is Pumpkin Pie and Barely Banana and my dp was a scrap I had in stock. I punched my butterflies out with my MS Punch and embellished with some tiny twinkles. My sentiment is from Little Paper Shop's Friends set and speaking of Little Paper Shop, Julia just released 4 awesome new sets this month so when you get a chance go head over there and check them out!!

So come and play along with us this week. Create a card with a butterfly or fairy and upload to SCS or PCP with keyword FBW. Cant wait to see what you come up with!!! For some more inspiration go check out the rest of the FB team. You can find them on my sidebar. You can also go and check out our guest designer who is the uber talented Christi Thorsen.(whose blog I stalk all the time).

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a good one!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Trim the Tree

Happy Columbus Day to my US friends and Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian Friends!! Because it is Monday, I am so happy to bring you a new challenge from Little Paper Shop. This week is a sketch challenge issued by our very own Allison. LPSC37 found here. What an awesome sketch and a great way for me to display two of LPS new stamps which were released last week. Katie Christmas and Merry and Bright. These two sets are completely versatile and can be mixed and matched to create endless cards!! For my card today I took the tree from Katie Christmas and stamped it with Brilliance Gold and then embossed it with gold ep on PTI Cardstock. I then decorated my tree with tiny gold twinkles. My sentiment is from Merry and Bright and is stamped onto PTI Cardstock. My cardstock is all SU and my dp is from Cosmo Cricket Wonderland (I think from last year). Brads are from SU and ribbon is from Michaels.

Want to win a prize this week?? Of course you do. Come and play along with our sketch and you could be in the drawing for the set Merry and Bright. Just upload your creation to SCS or PCP with keyword LPSC37. Come and play along!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Go and check out the rest of the dt's creations when you get a moment. Have a great one!!


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sweet Lemons

I have to say that I just LOVE my Lockhart stamps and whenever I get an opportunity to use them I am a very happy camper.

Today's card is made for Mercys Tuesday Sketch Challenge. MTSC42. I started off by stamping my image onto PTI cardstock and coloring with my copics. My cardstock is Bermuda Bay and Dusty Durango and my dp is my new and much loved My Minds Eye Oh la la for her. My ribbon is very vanilla from SU and I had the linen thread and button in stash. Oh and my brads are from SU also.

So my daughter went apple picking with a birthday party yesterday and came home with a HUGE bag of fresh delicious apples, so my goal for the day is to make my Grandmas German Apple Crumb Cake. YUMMO!!! And how delish will the house smell on a crisp Sunday afternoon with apples baking? DOUBLE YUMMO!!! So I am off to start prepping for my cake. I wish you were all here to have some cake and coffee with. Wouldn't that be fun? I would love to meet all of my blog friends but being that is not possible today,  I will think of all of you as I bake and eat today.

HUGS to you!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Bunches of Thanks SC249

Here is my take on this weeks SCS sketch challenge. SC249. It is a great sketch this week and I just got in some new Flopsey stamps from MFT and they fit perfect with this sketch. My dp is from SU and Graphic 45. I used very vanilla and not quite navy cardstock and finished the card off with some very vanilla ribbon a blue button and some chocolate twine.

Thanks so much for taking a peek today. I am off to get ready for one of my weekly guilty pleasures....GREYS ANATOMY!!

Have a fantastic night.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A no challenge Challenge

This is a no challenge FBW Challenge over at Dannis Dreams today. There is nothing to follow this month, just make a flutterby or fairy card ANY way you want. So much fun!!

I chose a really simple layout today. My cardstock is all SU and my dp is from the Prints Pack. I colored my beige prima flowers to match my paper and then punched out my butterflies with my MS punch, layered them together and added some tiny twinkles to my flowers and my butterflies. My sentiment is from Little Paper Shop which also comes with two gorgeous butterflies. Actually speaking of LPS you can still head over there for the sale on all of the October release. You so do not want to miss out on this sale. It ends TODAY!!

Thanks bunches for stopping by today. Take a peak at the rest of the FB DT's work if you get a moment. They are some super talented ladies. Names are on my sidebar. Have a fantastic day!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Harvest of Hope

I received a few new stamps in from MFT and some new My Minds Eye paper from a vendor on ebay and I just had to pair the two together. I stamped my image onto PTI cardstock and colored with my copics. My dp is MME Oooh la la for her. My cardstock is SU and Prism. I am really trying to make the full switch to Prism but I am having a tough time with it. I am such a creature of habit I guess and I know my SU cardstock so well it is hard to make paper decisions with the prism. I need to always be using my swatch book and that thing is HUGE!! But the prism offers such a WIDE variety of colors and my lss carries it so I just have to do this already right??

So back to my card. I then finished off with a simple bow, prima flower and green button with linen thread. Easy peasy today.

Thanks a bunch for stopping by. Have a great one and I hope you are enjoying your day.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

TE WCMD Challenge

Made this card today for Taylored Expressions WCMD Challenge which was to use a TE stamp on a card and send it out to someone special. For my card I used the Sweet Celebration set, stamped it onto white cardstock and colored with my copics. My dp is Basic Grey Lemonade which I splurged on at my little outing yesterday and all my cardstock today is Prism. I added alittle bling onto the cake with my Crystal Stickles, added a nice big ribbon bow with button and linen thread and finished off with some paper piercing.Thanks a bunch for taking a peek today. See you all tomorrow!!
HUGS to you!!

C4C5 Crazy for Challenges

Yes I have been busy!! Made this card for the Crazy for Challenges challenge yesterday which was to use sewing on your card.

I used an image from PTI Vintage Baskets and paper pieced the basket then colored the rest with my copics. My dp is from SU as is my delish ribbon which probably was one of the first ribbons I bought from SU and I have just a tiny bit left but oh how I love this ribbon. Flowers are from Prima, sentiment from The Cats Pajamas and tiny twinkles from TE. And of course sewing with my Janome.

Thanks again for popping by. Have a great one!!



Whoo Hoo what a great sketch challenge Taylor has this week over at Taylored Expressions. You can find it here.

For my card, I used mostly TE items. I had some delish paper left over from the Brilliance Key Ingredients so I used that with a stamp from Sweet Celebrations and colored with my copics and then you cant see it in the picture but I added tons of stickles to the cake. I did some paper piercing around my main image and around my sentiment which I cut out with my circle punches. Then to finish things off, I added a gorgeous orange ribbon, button and some chocolate brown linen thread and of course some tiny twinkles which I cant seem to live without!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek. I will be back with a post for Crazy 4 Challenges which I was able to finish yesterday also!!

HUGS to you!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Magic of Christmas

It's here! It's finally here!! BIG release day over at Little Paper Shop!! You are sooo going to want to head over there and check out the 4 new sets being released today....AND THEY ARE ON SALE!!!
-Merry and Bright
-Katie Christmas
-Christmas Tags
-Katie Caroler
Okay so head on over...I will wait....Okay your back?? Now onto my card for today....

Our challenge for today is to make a Christmas card using non traditional colors. I chose this gorgeous paper from SU in Baja Breeze and paired it up with some black and white cardstock. I stamped my image and sentiment which are both from the new Merry and Bright set onto my PTI white cardstock with gold brilliance ink and embossed with clear ep. My finishing touches are a slew of gold tiny twinkles and this beautiful sheer gold ribbon. Simple yet elegant!!

So here is the exciting news for today!! Are you ready!!! (yes I am feeling sassy today!!) You can win the entire release from Little Paper Shop also if you come and play along with our challenge today. Just make your own card or project using non traditional christmas colors and upload to either SCS or PCP with keyword LPSC36. Winner will be announced on Oct 12 on the Little Paper Shop Blog. Also you can head over to the blog and see the rest of the DT's gorgeous work!!! They are amazing ladies!!!

Thanks so much for stopping in today. Hope you have a great Saturday!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Last Minute!!

*****Please scroll down for today's LPS Preview***

How perfect is this sentiment that I bought from Paper Makeup. It is a digi and I think it is hysterical and sooo true.

I used Mercy's Tuesday Sketch for this card MTSC41. I printed my sentiment onto white cardstock and cut it out with Label 2, did some sponging around the rim with my PTI Tea Dye and then mounted it onto a Label 2 of Sahara Sand. My dp is Little Yellow Bicycle and Cosmo Cricket. Cardstock is Really Rust, Night of Navy and Sahara Sand. My border punch is from MS and my ribbon is from Michaels.

Thanks so much for taking a peek. Hope you have a fantastic day!!

Be Merry and Bright!!

Well today I am lucky enough to Preview another FAB set from Little Paper Shop that is being released tomorrow!! It is called Katie Christmas. It comes with adorable Katie who can either be holding a star,an ornament or a stocking, an adorable Christmas tree, wonderful sentiment, and this awesome fireplace. I chose to showcase this beautiful fireplace with some adorable stockings hanging off of it. I stamped my image ont PTI cardstock and colored with my copics and cut the entire image out. I paper pieced the stocking and "hung them with care"!! My dp is from Cosmo Cricket Wonderland and I embossed my middle panel. Then I finished this off with some gorgeous burgandy ribbon tied in a bow and a flower from Hero Arts colored with my copics.

Thanks so much for coming by again today and checking out all of the wonderful Sneak Peaks from Little Paper Shop!! All four sets go on sale TOMORROW so be there or be square!!! In the meantime if you would like to win Katie Christmas just go to the Little Paper Shop Blog and leave a comment. Winners will be chosen at random. Good Luck!!

Bye for now!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


***Please scroll down to see to see my LPS Preview for today***

Okay so this card has literally been in the making all week. First I loved it then I hated it and so on....but I finally just wanted to finish it up and you know what?? Its not bad!! I like it. 

I stamped my image from Taylored Expressions set Trick or Sweet II onto PTI Cardstock and paper pieced her dress and start and colored the rest with my copics. I cut out some circles and scalloped circles with my nesties and did some layering. My dp is from DCWV. Rose Red ribbon from SU, flower from Hero Arts, brad from Doodlebug and of course some tiny twinkles to finish it off. 

Thanks so much for taking a peek...I am off to see what other challenges I can accomplish today. 

Tag.. your it!!

I am so excited today to continue with the Oct 3rd Little Paper Shop release previews!! Today is Christmas Tags. Such a versatile set!!  Today I went with a Tag for a gift and a Tag for a treat. On the left, the circle says "Do not open until Christmas"  I stamped the image onto Choice Buttercream and cut it out with my circle nesties both outside the ring and inside the ring and then attached it to my tag with the ribbon on the top. I just looped it through. The bottom of this tag says "From Our Family to Yours" and behind the words I stamped a small christmas ornament. How gorgeous will this look on a gift for the holidays?? The tag on the right was made for treats. The circle says "Holiday Treats baked fresh for you," and again I cut it out with my circle nesties. My paper is stamped with tiny gingerbread men to make a fun DP and I put a tiny gingerbread man in the middle of my circle. I know in this picture that circle looks crooked on that Label 9 nestie but IRL it is centered. Not sure why the picture looks that way. DP on both cards is Basic Grey Wassail, ribbons are from Michaels, flowers are from Hero Arts and are colored with copics.

Dont forget, mark your calendars for this Saturday, Oct 3rd, which will be the day you can purchase this awesome set and also purchase Katie Caroler that I previewed on Monday!!

If you get a moment, go and check out what the rest of the DT has done with this set. I am sure it will be amazing to see the versatility and if you want to win this set, just hop over to the Little Paper Shop Blog and leave a comment to be entered into the drawing!!
Thanks so much for popping by today. Be sure to check back with me tomorrow when I preview yet another of the 4, yes I said 4 new sets that Little Paper Shop is releasing on Saturday!!!