Monday, November 30, 2009

Redo for you!!

Hi All!! I hope you had a fantastic holiday weekend with lots of special time with family and some great shopping. I just got back from a mini vacation in the Poconos with some friends and the family. It was fun and relaxing but now I really need to hit the ground and start making some holiday cards and todays is perfect to duplicate for the holidays. Today is the LPS Monday challenge and this week we are challenging you to use an old Little Paper Shop Sketch for your holiday card. I went back into the archives in the gallery on the Little Paper Shop site and found LPSC15 which looked like fun to use. I paired it up with our Merry and Bright stamp set which is perfect for duplicating Holiday cards. I stamped  my image with Old Olive and then heat embossed it and added tiny twinkles to all the points. My cardstock is all prism and my dp was in my stash so I do not have a name for it. All of my edges are distressed with Tea Dye from PTI and my two snowflakes were cut out with a fiskars punch.

Well I am off to start the pile of laundry that I brought home but we want you to play along with us this week and be in the running for a prize. This week we are giving away {I Heart}. Just create your card and upload to either SCS or PCP with keyword LPSC44. When you get a chance, go check out the rest of the DT creations on the Little Paper Shop Blog.

Have a fantastic Day!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Birthday Boy Ian

I made todays card from a cute little digi from The Greeting Farm called Birthday Boy Ian which can be found here. Okay now how cute is he? I know so many of you have been in LOVE with TGF Anyas and Ians but it took me alittle while to catch on. Now that I have a few digis and I purchased a stamp I am in love with these cuties and I made todays card from a Farm Fresh Friday sketch. I started by printing my image onto PTI cardstock and coloring with my copics. I cut it out with a Label 1 nestie and mounted on a circle and scallop circle. My cardstock is Kiwi Kiss and Pacific Point and my dp is Muirfield from SU. I added some brads around the corners and tied a big fat bow and did a bunch of paper piercing and called it a day!! I hope I did this little guy justice. I have watched so many of you use them so beautifully.

So the big news in our house?? My daughter broke her toe. Her big toe on her left foot. They have her in a boot and on crutches because they do not want her to put presure on the foot. So it has been interesting getting her around. I have had to take her to and from school because they do not want her on the school bus and she needs an adult to take her up and down in the elevator at school because she cant walk the steps. Unfortunately we are heading to the Poconos this weekend for a mini vacation and there is a huge indoor water park there that she will not be able to enjoy this year with her friends. I am bringing a load of crafts to keep her busy while the other kids are busy with activities she cannot participate in. I told her she can start making some holiday presents.

So that is our excitement. Hope all is well with you. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Monday, November 23, 2009

LPSC43 Color Challenge

We were issued a really fun color challenge today over at Little Paper Shop Blog from Julie. Real Red, Kraft and Soft Suede. I must admit that I was alittle scared of the combo when I first pulled my cardstock but after some careful thought I came up with this card which I really like.

I started by stamping the balloon image from the new set {I Heart} onto Choice Cream Cardstock and colored the basket with my copics. Then I paper pieced the heart balloon with paper from SU's Ski Slope. The rest of my dp is SU Parisianne Breeze Specialty. Brads and ribbon are SU also. I am really loving this color combo. What do you think? Want to play along and win a prize? The prize this week is Merry and Bright. Just upload your creation to SCS or PCP with keyword LPSC43 for a chance to win. Cant wait to see what you come up with!! Also dont forget to head over to the Little Paper Shop Blog and check out what the rest of the DT created for you this week.

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

Thursday, November 19, 2009

From the heart!

Hi everyone!! Made this card the other day for Taylors Sketch Challenge TESC91 and I used a super cute digi image from Pink Cat Studios. I am so in love with thier digis. One is more adorable than the next.
I printed my image onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock and colored with my copics and cut it out with my circle nesties. All my cardstock is Prism and my dp is from We R Memory Keepers. I picked it up at Michaels and just new it would be perfect for this image. I finished off my card by sewing all the edges with my Janome, even the round circle which was a first for me and I made a few boo boos so of course I had to add the flower to adjust!! LOL. The flowers are prima and I added some crystal stickles for some shine.

Thats all for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great one!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

FBW84 and MTSC48

Hi Everyone. Happy Wednesday. Now you know how much I love Mercy's Sketch Challenges and of course I love FBW so I am always happy when I can combine the two together for a fun creation like today.

I used one of my loved Flopsey Stamps from MFT called Flopsey Flowers. I stamped it onto PTI Cardstock, colored with copics and then cut it out to mount onto my panel which was cuttlebugged and sponged with Tea Dye from PTI. My dp is Cosmo Cricket and my cardstock is Not Quite Navy and Kiwi Kiss. I used two seperate edge punches. Fiskars and MS and of course cut out my butterflies with my MS punch. Finished this card off with some paper primas that I doubled up and some crystal stickles in the centers of the flowers and along the edge of the cream flower.

Now come and play along with FBW. You just need to remember to use a butterfly, fairy or angel on your card and this week is an open week as far as the challege. Then when you are done with your card you can upload it to SCS or PCP with keyword FBW or add it to Mr Linky on Dannis Blog. And on my side bar is the rest of the DT links so go check them out and give them some love.

Thanks bunches for stopping by today. Hope your day is terrific!! (OK that sounded alittle like Mr Rodgers didnt it!!!!) Bye for now.
***I want to send out big sorrys to Kris, Pam, and Karen who I neglected to welcome to our team today!!! You girls are awesome and I am so glad to be on the same team with you!!**

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

You are the best son!!

Hi everyone!! Well my son tried out for his Middle School Basketball team last week and did not make it. Needless to say, he is pretty bummed out so I thought I would make him a card to show him how terrific he is. I just knew these two brand new sets from Little Paper Shop would be perfect for what I was looking for. Both are being released today!! They are {I Heart} and {For You}.
I started by stamping my flower image 3 times onto PTI cardstock then stamped my sentiment right next to it. This new sentiment set from Little Paper Shop is fantastic because you can taylor your sentiment to who you want. Mother, Father son daughter ect...My dp is My Minds Eye. All cardstock is prism and I used ribbon from MFT's Spring Pack.

Don't forget about the huge sale that is going on right now over at Little Paper Shop. Starting today and running until next Monday, all sets will be 10% - 70% off. Head over and pick up some goodies for yourself and check out the new releases also!!!

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

Monday, November 16, 2009

{For You} day two of previews LPSC42

Yes that is the name of the second fantabulous set that we are previewing over at Little Paper Shop. {For You}. If you have ever looked for a sentiment set that says so much about family, look no further. This set is for you and it was created in such a clever way where you can plug in the family member that you wish to send the card to. For example on my card the sentiment reads "Sisters share a love tied with heartstrings", but the sister was a plugin. I could have put cousin, father, mother, brother get the picture. FANTASTIC and versatile.

So onto my creation for our challenge today which was to use die cuts on our card. LPSC42. I was excited to do this card because other than my nesties, I neglect my die cuts so I took out one of my favs. Little Leaves from SU. My main image from {I Heart} was stamped onto PTI cardstock and the basket was colored with my copics and the heart balloon portion was paper pieced with the delish paper I used from My Minds Eye. All cardstock is Prism and of course my sentiment is from the {For You} set. Both of these new sets will be released tomorrow at Little Paper Shop along with a GINORMOUS sale that Julia is having. You have to check this out, all sets will be 10%-70% off. Whoo Hoo!!

And once again would you like to win a free stamp set? Well you have two chances today to do so. First, go over to the Little Paper Shop blog and leave a comment and then another winner will be announced next week from the challenge entries.

Dont forget to check out the rest of the DT's creations. You can find them on my sidebar. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great one!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

{I HEART} Previews and a good sale!!!

Woo Hoo its preview time at Little Paper Shop and I am way excited to preview today's set called {I HEART}.  OMG you are going to LOVE this set. A heart topiary, a heart hot air balloon, fantastic sentiments in such a soft pretty font and then these sweet little bird houses that I used for today's card.

I started by stamping my bird houses onto PTI cardstock with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I used a dew drop so I could only ink the house and not the little heart in the middle. I colored the little hearts with my red marker (not a copic) and stamped each house individually. The set comes with the large one and the small one. Then I took the basket from the topiary and cut it out for the middle house and used the basket from the hot air balloon and cut it out for the small houses. They are popped up on dimensionals. Everything is colored with my copics. My dp is my beloved Bella Rose which I am so glad I stocked up on when it was being discontinued. All cardstock is su. My ribbon was from stash and my flower is from SU. All easy peasy and I just {HEART} how this came out.

Okay so you want some good news. Well first off you can be in the running to win this set if you go to the Little Paper Shop Blog and leave a comment. THEN head on over to the Little Paper Shop site where Julia is running an INCREDIBLE sale for this week only. Everything will be 10% - 70% off. I just KNOW you will be able to fill your cart real quick with lots of goodies. Don't forget to stop by tomorrow when I will preview another new set. Both will be released on Tuesday.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great one and come back and let me know what goodies you get from Little Paper Shop!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

MTSC47 Sending you Smiles

Hi Everyone! Well just to give you an idea of how crazy things are here, I could not find where I put this card today. I picked it up earlier to photograph it, got distracted and lost it in my house!! Took me about half an hour to find where I placed it down!! Too Funny!!

My card today is for Mercys Tuesday Sketch Challenge MTSC47. I used my new Basic Grey Lemonade Paper and a set from MFT called Hooga Booga. How sweet is this little girl monster? She is so cute I cant even see calling her a monster. I paper pieced her little body and then stamped the bow twice onto the yellow paper and popped one layer up for some dimension. The rest of her is colored with my copics. I embellished very simply today using a crocheted flower from my bud Jodi and then a paper prima in the center and few little tiny twinkles in the opposite corner. Hope you like it!! I think she is so sweet.

Thanks so much for popping by today. Hope you have a great one!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy FBW!!

Okay so once again my brain is mush....I made my FBW card last night around 11pm only to realize this morning that I did not follow the theme everyone was using which is to Give Thanks. Sorry again Danni!! But I guess instead of giving thanks for all the wonderful friends and family, with my card am telling everyone how happy you make me!! And it is so true!! I really do love all of my blogging friends and am so sorry I have not made my rounds lately. Not having the laptop is very inconvenient and then with Bar Mitzvah planning for my know how it goes. But enough about that, onto my card...

For todays card I used a really sweet digi from Pink Cat Studios Digis called IBBetty Butterfly. I printed her onto PTI Cardstock and colored with my copics. I had a little bleeding today with my copics and I was surprised because it never happened to me before. My wonderful sentiment is from Paper Makeup. My dp today is Basic Grey Lemonade and all of my cardstock is Prism. To finish things off I used my spica pen in all the burgundy areas for tons of glitter which you can't really see and I added a wonderful crocheted flower with a prima paper rose in the center.

Do me a favor and go check out the rest of the DT's creations, they are on my sidebar.  I know you will be inspired to come and play along with us this week. If so, just make a card showing your theme of giving thanks and upload to SCS or PCP with keyword FBW.

Thanks so so much for popping in today. Have a fantastic one!!
****Just a quick note which I forgot to mention when I posted earlier. My layout today is from Taylors Expressions sketch from last friday. TESC90****

Monday, November 9, 2009

Rock Star kind of day!!

Hi All!! I know you are probably shocked to see me posting being I have been MIA for most of the last week. I just cant seem to shake this lack of mojo. I have so much going on in my life with the kids that I just cant seem to pull my crafting brain together!!! LOL!!  I was able to find some time yesterday to pull my brain out of the fog and make my LPS card for todays sketch challenge which is LPSC41!! You can find it here on the Little Paper Shop Blog. Super fun sketch and I used a super fun stamp set from Little Paper Shop called Little One. How cute is this funky guitar for a little boy card? I love this set with all the cute little phrases to go with the images.

My dp today is from Cosmo Cricket. All Cardstock is Prism. My ink is Not Quite Navy. I used a ton of bling around my image and colored my sheer ribbon to match with my copics and added a blinged out button. Okay so maybe I went alittle to bling for a boys card but I love the way this came out anyway!!

Come and play along with the sketch this week and you can be in the drawing for the stamp set Merry and Bright. Just upload to SCS or PCP with keyword LPSC41. Have a great time and for more inspiration, go check out the rest of the team which is listed on my sidebar.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a fantastic day!!


Friday, November 6, 2009

I am still around!!

Just wanted to pop in to say Hi and let you all know that I am still around. Along with a lack of mojo, I have had an enormously busy week and virtually had no time to stamp but things are quieting down so I am hoping to get back to my crafting desk this weekend and have something good for you to see by the end of the weekend. I will definitely  have my Monday LPS post so be sure to come back for that!!

Have a great weekend. Miss you all!!


Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Hi All! I am a slacker this morning as I do not have my FBW card ready for you. A huge lack of mojo is getting in my way but I hope to be back later with something. In the meantime, check out the rest of the FBW teams work (names on my sidebar) and head over to Dannidreams to check out our awesome Guest Stamper this week, Vicky. I hope to be back later today. Have a great morning!!


Monday, November 2, 2009

Little Angel

Okay so as I look at this card I am scratching my head. Baby card?? Yes or No?? Not your typical colors but the pattern from Cosmo Crickets Earth Love is soft so I went with it for todays challenge over at Little Paper Shops Blog which is to use stamps AND Digis. I chose one of Little Paper Shops Digi images called Lilly Lamb and used a sentiment from the Little One set. I printed my image out onto cream cardstock and colored with my copics and then blinged out my little lamb with crystal stickles. I used all Prism cardstock, little tiny twinkles in the center of the clovers, paper prima flower and very vanilla ribbon. I think it actually came out pretty cute!! What do you think? Interested in winning a prize this week? How about Katie Caroler? Well it could be yours by lucky draw. Just create your own card or project using LPS Stamps and digis and upload using keyword LPSC40. And most important....Have fun!!! If you would like some more inspiration, just check out the rest of the DT on my sidebar and see what they came up with!!

Thanks so much for stopping in today. I just cant believe it is November already!! I cant even wrap my brain around it!! Have a great one!!