Sunday, January 31, 2010

Anything is Possible!!

Anything is possible.....and so it is.....this is a great little sentiment from my new acquired Verve set called Starstruck and I used it for this weeks Mojo Monday sketch MOJO123.

I started by cutting out my circle from Soft Suede cardstock with my scalloped circle nesties. Then I added a layer of Summer Sun and Very Vanilla. My dp is all from October Afternoon. Ribbon is very vanilla from SU and I finished things off with a tiny button and a few baubles from Stamping Bella. I also sponged around the edges of my sentiment with Memento Cantelope and Tangelo. I am loving this sweet little card.

I am getting ready to go and watch the movie It's Complicated which a friend of mine loaned me a copy of. I am looking forward to seeing this and I also have a copy of Julie and Julia to see tomorrow in between some stamping. Any one see any other good movies lately. I actually saw The Blind Side last week and I have to fantastic as it was....I was really not all that wowed because I think I knew everything about the story before watching it. I was waiting to see something that I just did not hear about but that was not the case. So note to self....go see the movie as soon as it comes out and dont wait too long!!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a fantastic rest of your weekend.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Thanks for your kindness

Okay now how sweet is this little bear from Taylored Expressions? I have been hoarding this set called Beary Special for awhile without inking it up but Taylors Sketch Challenge TESC98 from 2 weeks ago just screamed for this image in my book.

I started by stamping my image three times. Once on cardstock, once on the printed paper and once on the red paper and then paper pieced the little bear that I cut out of the cardstock. I mounted that onto the grey, cream and red circles cut from my nesties. My gorgeous dp is my newly acquired October Afternoon which I finally found through a friend. All cardstock is SU and I finished this sweet card off with 3 tiny red buttons, one with linen thread tied in a bow.

It is bitter cold again here on Long Island. As you all know, my son is of Bar Mitzvah age and all of his class are making their Bar/Bat Mitzvahs this year so we are heading to Temple in a bit to celebrate with one of those children. I have to say that it is so wonderful to watch these children that we have known for years accomplish this wonderful task of reading from the Torah. I myself did not make my Bat Mitzvah but I am so very proud to be watching my son and his friends. My husband on the other hand did make his Bar Mitzvah and was Bar Mitzvahed in the same Temple we belong to know so it is extra special. 

Thanks so much for taking a look today. Hope you enjoyed your visit. I will be back again tomorrow or maybe later with a sweet little card I made for Mojo Monday . Have a great weekend.

Friday, January 29, 2010

You and Me....

Another Friday hanging with Unity Peeps. I am enjoying Friends with Flair Fridays because it gives me a reason to whip out my Unity stamps. Todays card is made with an image and sentiment from the January KOTM. I paper pieced the flowers and leaves and my dp is all scraps I put together. I did some simple embellishing with some paper piercing and tiny twinkles. Simple but elegant I think!!

Want a chance to win some Unity stamps? Just check out this link for the FWF blog hop and find the Unity blinkie along the way and leave a message on that blog. Have fun checking out the awesome eye candy and good luck at that win.

Have an awesome day!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Okay, phew....finally got a moment to take this picture and post this card. Flutterby Wednesday is an open week this week. For more details visit the blog here.

I chose a Stamping Bella Image this week called Funky Plants. To me this has such a 70's feel to it!! I stamped my image onto PTI Cardstock, colored with my copics and cut it out with Deckled Rectangles and added my tiny butterflies. My dp is from Basic Greys new Origins line. How earthy does this feel??? Then I added a fun sentiment also from Stamping Bella, "Lets Hang Out". This cracks me up. (I know it doesnt take much!!)

Sorry for the late and quick post but I have alot of "schtuf" to get done today so I am off to the stores. Have a fantastic day and please come and join us with FBW!!! We love to see your creations. More deets on the Flutterby Blog.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My day is Brightened by Unity!!

Like I said in my last post using Unity stamps, I am loving thier KOTM. Such fun and whimsical images and sentiments. For todays card I used the cute little trio of mushrooms for my main image. See the little snail inching its way up the side. Ohhhh I love it!!! I stamped my image onto PTI White Cardstock and colored with my copics. My dp is my newly acquired MME Love me do. My sentiment is Verve and I finished off my card today with a cluster of primas, a button and some linen thread. I just love how fun this little card is. Hope you do too.

So if you follow my blog you know that I am in the process of planning my sons Bar Mitzvah. I found out tonight that my invitations are in and I am sooooo excited about that. I cant wait to finally mail them out and find out who will be joining us for this very special day. I know you may be saying "HMMMM she did not make her invites?" Well no, I just could not stand the pressure of having to make 100 PERFECT and I mean PERFECT invites. I would have drove myself crazy with every last little detail on every single one of them! KWIM?? So I will keep you posted on more details on that!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed my card today. Have a great day!

Monday, January 25, 2010

LPSC52 Color Challenge

We have a color challenge today for you at Little Paper Shop. As you can see, we are using Red, Chocolate and Kraft. LOVE this combo!!! I used the newly released set called In Love for both my sentiment and the gorgeous heart behind it. I stamped onto Cream Cardstock in Real Red and Chocolate, cut it out with my circle and label 9 nesties and mounted it over a fun Prima pearl and crystal swirl that I have been hording. I just love how this came out.

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a great day.
The prize this week for you to win is Puppy Love. How fun for Valentines day!!! Just upload your card with these challenge colors and use keyword LPSC52. Good luck and have fun playing!! For more inspiration, check out the goodies created by the rest of the dt at the Little Paper Shop Blog!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Make the most of Yourself!

Love this sentiment and I am loving the new Verve stamps that I purchased over the holidays. I went over to the Verve forum on SCS and I have been playing along with the weekly challenges. I made this card for the week 4 of  January. You can find the challenges here.

This was a simple card to make and yet took me so long to do it. I used dp from my SU Prints pack and from DCWV. My cardstock is all SU and the Verve set that I used was Seeing Stars. I then embellished with some paper piercing around my circle panel and used some black crystals that I picked up from Michaels the other day on sale!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!! It is a big day here in NY for football fans!! The NY Jets have one more game to win and then on to the Superbowl. They were such underdogs and it is so nice to see they have made it this far in the season. I will be wearing my new Jets hat later today and watching along with my boys!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

You are my heart!!

Oh how I love this sentiment and all of the fabulous sentiments in the January KOTM from Unity. I am hooked thanks to my friend Jessica. (thanks Jess!!). She has just done such wonderful things with the Unity stamps that I just could not resist signing up!!!

For todays card I started by stamping my sentiment onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock with memento tuxedo black and colored the heart with my copics. All my cardstock is SU and my dp is Basic Grey Sultry which I picked up at Michaels today, then I whipped out my sewing machine which I have not done in such a long time and sewed up my edges. The border punches I used are MS and Fiskars and I finished off with some sheer ribbon also from Michaels.

Thanks so much for taking a peek today. Hop on over to the Unity Blog to check out a list of Friends with Flair participants and you can hop around to find the hidden blinkie and win some awesome Unity stamps!!! Looks like Rachel is after me at Have a fantastic weekend. I will be celebrating my birthday tomorrow and I cant kids have a home cooked meal planned for me!!! How super sweet!!! Cant wait!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Emboss it and a winner!!

Hey everyone!! We had so much fun last week here at Flutterby Wednesday and I hope all of you did too. I do have blog candy to give away to one lucky random winner and that winner is Beth from Nana's Memories and More. Congrats Beth!! Please email me at and give me your snail mail so I can get you your goodies!!

Now, our challenge this week is embossing. ANY kind of embossing will do. I chose to whip out two of my cuttlebug folders and do alittle dry embossing. My butterfly image is from Taylored Expressions and I just went to link the image to the set at TE but it looks like it is out of stock. My dp is My Minds Eye Bloom and Grow, my border punch is one of Marthas wide punches and I finished off my card with a few tiny twinkles also from Taylored Expressions.

Please come and play along with us this week. Just make your embossed flutterby card and upload with keyword FBW or enter into Mr Linky on the Flutterby Blog. Cant wait to see what you come up with. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A couple of goodies that I worked on this weekend. The first one I have to show you is a quick little card I made for release day over at Little Paper Shop. It was made using the two brand new sets. I stamped the cute little mailbox for the Lily and Lucy Messages set onto PTI Cardstock and colored it with my copics. My sentiment and the big Love Heart are  from the set In Love and both were stamped with Real Red ink. My dp is a mix of some old SU and I cant believe it but I used no embellishments on this card but I think it is just adorable as it is. If you get a chance, head on over to Little Paper Shop to check these two new sets out!! They are super adorable and you will so want to take advantage of the 15% off coupon being offered until Feb 1st. Just use the word WINTER at checkout!!!

Another card I worked on this weekend was made with some new Verve stamps and I used one of Verves weekly challenges which I found here. Once again I used some old SU paper and all SU Cardstock  Even my ribbon is SU today. Sentiment and little flowers are both from Verve. For some reason this little card was really kicking my butt, but then I added some rounded corners, paper piercing and it seemed to pull everything together. What do you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I have a few more Verve cards to show you later in the week and I will be back tomorrow with a new Flutterby Wednesday card.

Monday, January 18, 2010

LPSC51 In Love

I have another Little Paper Shop preview for you today and this set is a must have!! It is called In Love and boy have I fallen in love with it!! How gorgeous is that big open heart? Can you see all the possibilities? What I did today was create a CAS card for Valentines day. I started by stamping the heart onto purple cardstock with memento tuxedo black and then ran the panel through the cuttlebug with the swiss dots folder. My sentiment was stamped with versamark ink and then embossed with black embossing powder to make it really stand out. Then to finish things off, I tied a big bow and added a button (which is the challenge for today by the way, to use buttons on your card). What do you think? Dont forget that this set and yesterdays set will be available for purchase tomorrow from Little Paper Shop. Dont forget to play along with the button challenge this week. When you upload your card dont forget to use keyword LPSC51.  Also you will want to hop on over to the Little Paper Shop Blog and check out the awesome creations from the rest of the DT.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you enjoyed this second preview!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Lily and Lucy Preview Day

I am so excited to show you a preview of these new little cuties called Lily and Lucy and this new set from Little Paper Shop is called Lily and Lucy Messages. Sweet as can be is all I have to say, and this set along with tomorrows preview will be released THIS Tuesday. You dont want to miss it!!!

I started today by stamping this little cutie Lily onto PTI Cardstock and coloring with my copics. I went for a elegant feeling. I am visualizing gray taffeta with black velvet trim. Go with me on this!!! My designer paper is just some scraps I have been hanging onto. All my cardstock is SU today and I had this gorgeous pink satin ribbon in stash and the chipboard hearts are covered with the dp and then "glitterized" with SU  Dazzling Diamonds which I have to say is still my fav glitter.

Stick with me for the next few days as I help the rest of the DT preview these gorgeous new sets from Little Paper Shop which will be released on Tuesday.

Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Can I offer you a cup of coffee?

Happy Friday. Weekend is here. I'm happy for that although my heart is heavy with sadness for those in Haiti. It is hard to wrap ones brain around such devastation.What a horrible situation....

  Made this quick little card to share with you today. The image is called Curled Mug and is from The Rubber Cafe. I stamped it onto Choice Buttercream, colored with my copics and cut it out with circle nesties. My fun dp is from October Afternoon and I added a bunch of silver brads for embellies.

We have a three day weekend because of Martin Luther Kings Birthday on Monday and dh and ds are going to a hockey game Saturday night, watching the Jets in a playoff game on Sunday and going to a Basketball game on Monday so what does all of this mean??? Guilt free stamping all weekend. I have so many new goodies from the holidays and I cant wait to break into them.

Thanks for stopping by a a "cup of coffee" today. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

I'm hooked on you!!

Okay now how adorable is this little image and sentiment!! Another goodie from The Rubber Cafe called appropriately I'm Hooked on You. I stamped my image onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock and colored with my copics. My dp is from October Afternoon, ribbon from stash and my pearls are kaisers that I colored with my copics. Can you tell I was trying to imitate bubbles in the water?

When you get a chance, hop on over to The Rubber Cafe to check out the new release. So many cool new stamps.

So on another topic....Has anyone else been watching Idol??? Let me know who's a fan like we are in our family!! Thanks so much for stopping by. ***Ann***

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Come and find the Blog Candy at FBW!!

Yay, I finally got a chance to ink up one of my Stamping Bella goodies. This little cutie is called Phoebe Ketto and I thought with her little fairy wings she was perfect for this special Flutterby Wednesday. Lots of blog candy being given out today but you need to check out the rules on the new Flutterby Wednesday home right here. For today,  I stamped my image onto PTI cardstock and colored with my copics. My dp is from the Basic Grey Lemonade line and my sentiment is from a sweet little set from The Rubber Cafe called Just my Type. I finished off my card with some So Saffron ribbon and a few raspberry brads. My layout today is Mercy's Tuesday Sketch, MTSC56 which you can find here.
So dont forget to check out the new Flutterby Wednesday home and see what all the hoopala is around the blog candy. You wont be disappointed!!
Thanks for popping in today. I always love to see you stop by. Have a great day!!

Monday, January 11, 2010

A few new goodies from The Rubber Cafe

Well I have to tell you that I was so excited to share these cards with you. They are made with two images from The Rubber Cafe and I just {heart} both of the images.

My first card is made with the stamp Iris which I stamped onto PTI Cardstock and colored with my copics and cut out with my oval nesties. My sentiment is from the set Sweet Kitty which I will be inking up very soon. My dp is DCWV and ribbon and crystals are from stash.

My second card is so much fun!! I used the new stamp Just My Type which comes with a few sentiments. This time I stamped my image onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock and colored with my copics. My dp is October Afternoon and I finished off this card with some lace ribbon, a button with linen thread and a few chocolate brads. I tried to give this card a bit of an old fashioned look. What do you think?

If you get a chance, head on over to The Rubber Cafe and check out the January Release which is FULL of all kinds of goodies!!

Thanks much for stopping by today. Hope you enjoyed the cards I showed you.

LPSC50 with Friends

I love this sentiment from the Friends set at Little Paper Shop. How true it is!! I used it today for our sketch challenge over on the Little Paper Shop Blog which I hope you will play along with.

For my card today I used some new yummo paper from Basic Greys Origins line which I bought at my LSS over the weekend. My sentiment is stamped onto PTI Cardstock in Garden Green ink. All of my cardstock is SU, my flowers are primas and my baubles are pearls from Stamping Bella that I colored with my copics to match my paper. How do you like it?

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Dont forget to check out the blog for the rest of the DT lineup and when you upload your card this week use keyword LPSC50. The prize up for stakes in For You!!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

TESC97 with a Basket of Berries

Made this card for Taylors Sketch Challenge this week. TESC97. I used my newly purchased
Berries and Cherries set (which must be out of stock because I cant find it on the site to link to it). So yummy!! My dp is DCWV Nana's Nursery for Girl. This is the only stack of paper I have ever purchased that I have to say I have used up completely. I even purchased another stack the other day. I just {heart} this stack. My cardstock is Prism, ribbon from Michaels and I colored my image with copics and a spica glitter pen (although you cant see the sparkle).

Thanks for stopping by tonight.


Friday, January 8, 2010

Taylored Birthday Boxes

Hi!! I am so excited to show you this little project I did after I saw the Taylored Expressions Design Team make them. It is a birthday book using Taylors Binder Boxes (which will be back in stock next week at Taylored Expressions) and her Birthday Calender Download. I made 2 of  them as holiday gifts and then one of the girls I gave it to asked for two as gifts for her cousins. This is the only one I took a picture of unfortunately but I love the way it came out.  I was asked to make it in green so I pulled out some really cute DP from DCWV Nana's Nursery for Boy and Girl. My cardstock is all SU and for my center initial I used my Just Right Stamps. This is such a fun project and everyone has been loving them!! My pictures are out of order but the first one is the monogrammed stationery I made, the second pix is of the inside pages, next is the back of the binder and the last pix is of the front of the binder. I finished off the spine in the same dp too. Then I pack up the stationery with a big fun bow and put it in the box with a pen and viola. A great gift for a girlfriend. Ya gotta give this a try.

So we are expecting a huge blast of cold weather this weekend as I know most of you are experiencing also. I am going to go food shopping tomorrow and stock up the house and bundle up for the weekend in my craft room. What are your weekend plans? Keeping warm I hope!! Do you own a snuggie?? I know, I know, they seem so silly but o my I have to tell you that it was money well spent because it is soooo cozy!! I recommend it!!

On that cozy note, I am going to get some sleep for the night. Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Welcome Welcome!!

To Dannis new Flutterby Wednesday Blog, and if you came to me via Nancy then you are enjoying the awesome bloghop we have put together for you. If you are just getting here you may want to start at the beginning at Dannis blog and check out the complete hop.

Our theme for todays Hop is "new". Anything new, new paper, new stamp, new beginnings, however you want to perceive the new. I chose to use this adorable new stamp I purchased over at MFT from the Pure Innocence line. Sweet huh? I stamped this cutie onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock and colored with my copics. My dp is from DCWV Nana's Nursery for girls. All cardstock is SU and I finished off the card with a flower from Hero Arts and some pearls. My layout today is from Mercys Tuesday Sketch MTSC55

So I totally suggest, if you have not started at the beginning to do that here and if you have then next up in the hop is the uber talented Jodi. I just know she will have some awesome eye candy for you.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Enjoy the fluttering hop and dont forget to fly on over to the new Flutterby Blog and become a follower so you dont miss any of the fun!!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Little Paper Shop Monday with LPSC49

Our fab dt coordinator Pam Varnell, over at Little Paper Shop,  issued a color challenge for this week. Now I have to say I was a bit frightened with the thought of using bright pink, black and white on a card. This is definitely not my fav go to combo but thanks to Pam I DID challenge myself and I happen to like how this turned out. I wound up using Melon Mambo, Black and White. My dp is Raspberry Tart. The cute little image I used from Little Paper Shop is from the Little One set. I stamped the star and the sentiment onto white cardstock cut out with my new Blossom Nesties. I added a ton of bling to break things up a bit and then I dont know if you can see it, but there is a sheer black ribbon tied into a bow on the black panel. Cute huh??

Wanna win a prize? Up for grabs this week is {I heart}. Just come and play along with the challenge and use keyword LPSC49 when you upload so we can find you. Go check out what the rest of the team came up with also. All of thier cards are shown on the Little Paper Shop Blog.

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

Friday, January 1, 2010

Taylors Sketch for a New Year

Made this card for todays sketch challenge over at Taylored Expressions TESC96 which can be found here.

I used my KI kit called Winnies Walls for all of my dp, cardstock and ribbon. My image is from a new set from Taylored Expressions called Sweet Occasions. I actually paper pieced every bit of the rectangle panel. I love this fun little card.

Thanks for popping over to take a look. I will be back again with more new creations!!

Continuing on with TGF Challenges

I am continuing on with my 12 Sketches for TGF. Here is sketch # 9,10 and 11. I am working on the last one today. Hope you are all having a nice and relaxing New Years Day. I will be back later.