Friday, February 26, 2010

Happy Spring!!

Okay wishful thinking on the Spring bit but I am just longing for some greenery and sunshine so I had to ink up this sweet new PI stamp from MFT and use some happy paper from October Afternoon.

I started by stamping my image twice. Once onto PTI Cream Cardstock and once onto the red and cream gingham paper so I could paper piece this little sweeties dress. The rest of her is colored with my copics. My dp is October Afternoons Farm Fresh and all cardstock is SU. This green ribbon is from MFT also and I just LOVE it as you will see between yesterdays card, todays and one I will post either later or tomorrow. It is really yummy ribbon and makes a great bow. (see yesterdays post). And before I forget, my layout is this weeks Mercys Tuesday Sketch. MTSC62.

So yes we are getting slammed with a ton of snow. My dh had to go into the office this morning so I needed to get out there and shovel and let me tell you, I need to make an appt to work on my arms because when I was finished my arms were like jelly!! I dont work out my arms but I really thought that with all the grocery bags I can carry at once I was working SOME muscle but I am sadly mistaken!!! I think I need to do curls with those grocery bags!!! Does anyone else have arm excercises that work? Please share if you do!!

Thanks so much for visiting me today. I love the company especially on a snowy day like today!! Enjoy...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Flower for You

Wow well I have been sitting on fresh rubbah from Stamping Bella for over a month now and I am just getting a chance to ink some of them up!! This sweet little guy is called Turtle Tots Picking Posies!! Ohhhhhh how ca-ute is he!!! I just love that mouthless face....I started by stamping my sweet image onto PTI cardstock and cut it out with my circle nesties. I colored with my copics and mounted the circles onto a Label 1 nestie. All cardstock today is SU and my dp is Cosmo Cricket. Then I finished things off with some gorgeous ribbon that I purchased from MFT and a few flat back pearls. I just love this card today!!! Hope you enjoy it too!

We are bracing again here in NY for another storm. This one is supposed to last for 2 days and the snow amounts vary drastically depending on where you live. I think we will only get about 6 inches here on the South Shore of Long Island but inland they are going to get hammered and I feel soooo bad for anyone in that area!! It is getting crazy with the amount of snow some people are getting!!! I feel for you all!!

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great one!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Taylored FBW

This layout has been kicking my butt since Taylor posted it on Friday TESC101. I knew what stamp I wanted to use and knew that I would use it as my FBW challenge card as well but the layout was just not working for me and honestly I am not sure it's even working now!! LOL. But here it is and I hope you like it!! I used Taylors stamp called Discover your wings and I stamped it with Versamark onto Soft Suede Cardstock and then heat embossed with clear EP. My dp is from Taylors key ingredients called Winnies Wall and the rest of my cardstock is Prism. I sponged all edges with vintage photo and added some pearls and a ribbon knot. Actually now that I am looking at this picture, the buttercream yellow color looks alittle washed out too. Oh well....cant love them all!! What I do love however is my new watermark that I purchased from Karen Giron. She does cute watermarks at a great price and is super fast.

So FBW today is an open challenge which means you can use anything with a butterfly, angel or fairy. Go check out the deets at the FBW blog and come and play along with us!!

Thanks so much for stopping in today. I know the weather everywhere is just lousy so lets all hunker down and just stay warm and cozy!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

February week 4 Verve!!

Week four of Verves February Challenges which can be found on their forum on SCS. For todays card I used the Plain Jane stamp from Verve called Give Thanks. I stamped it over my floral image from Loves Flowers in pumpkin pie ink and then cut the circles out with my nesties. All of my cardstock today is Prism and my dp is new from Cosmo Cricket Material Girl. I finished things off today with alittle Very Vanilla ribbon, a prima and some tiny pearls from Michaels.

Thanks so much for taking a look!! I hope you like it. I am trying to learn how to put paper patterns together that dont always "match" but that "go" together as they say on "What not to wear". It does not always have to be matchy matchy but go together. I am a matchy matchy girl and I am trying to break that habit. So keep me posted and let me know in coming days if I am succeeding or failing the look!!! OMG the stress of it all!!   LOL


Monday, February 22, 2010

Krafty Chocolaty Kiwi!!

Kraft, Chocolate and Kiwi....those are our challenge colors over at Little Paper Shop this week and I must admit it WAS a real challenge for me too. The Kraft kept throwing me but I really do like how this turned out and it is so easy to like it with the awesome two sets that I used from Little Paper Shop.

I stamped my balloon from the {I Heart}set twice. Once onto white cardstock and once onto my dp so I could paper piece the balloon. Then I colored the basket with my copics. All of my DP is SU as is my cardstock and my sentiment is from the {Moments} set. OMG you HAVE to check out this set. The sentiments are PERFECT. One more heartfelt than the next. Then for todays card, I used Mercys Tuesday Sketch MTSC61.

The prize that you can randomly win this week for taking on the challenge is Floral Frenzy. Just upload your card with keyword LPSC56, we will find you and you will be entered into the random drawing.  Good luck, have a good time and thanks so much for stopping by today!!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Hangin in with FWF at Unity

Guess what I received this week? My February Unity KOTM and I am once again blown away by the adorable and heartfelt images and sentiments that are part of this kit. I signed up again for Unitys Friends with Flair Friday so I had an opportunity to use my new stamps AND I paired it with my newly acquired Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety paper. MMMMM this paper is yummy!!! So fresh, just like a garden full of vegetables!!! How is that for Spring like thoughts!!!

I stamped my image onto PTI Cream Cardstock and colored with my copics and cut out my image with my square nesties. I told you about the dp, and all cardstock is SU. Then I finished things off with a few brads, a crocheted flower with a prima in the center and some linen thread.

So now about this FWF....what you want to do is start at the beginning and hop through all the FWF participants to find the Unity Blinkie. When you find the Blinkie, leave a comment on that blog and you will be in the running for a slew of Unity Stamps. How fun is that!!! If you have been hopping along then Ky is next on the hop.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Hope you have some great plans for the weekend. ENJOY!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Taylors 100 Sketches

I wanted to quickly post my entry for Taylors 100th Sketch. TESC100. Stamp is from Beary Special from Taylored Expressions, paper is Heidi Grace Designs that I picked up at Michaels the other day and all cardstock is SU. Buttons were in stash!! I am off to play with some new GORGEOUS Cosmo Cricket paper that I just purchased!!! I just {LOVE} new paper....especially Cosmo Cricket!!! Bye for now!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Verve Inspired FBW

Here today is my Verve Challenge meets FBW Challenge card. Lots going on here. For FBW the challenge this week is to use hearts on our FBW card and for Verve I followed their week three sketch which can be found here. It is also very rare that I use purples on my cards but I was inspired by this picture over at Verve too.

I started by stamping my image and sentiment from Verves Loves Flower onto Pale Plum cardstock and cut it out with my square nesties. My DP was from a TE Key Ingredients pack and I am not sure whose paper it is. My butterfly is Verves Fluttering By and I stamped it twice onto the Pale Plum and cut them out and added some black stones. My center green panel was cut out with my Blossom nesties and embellished with black stones. Then I added a few hearts to the already existing hearts in the image and a few onto the corner of the image panel. I happen to LOVE how this came out considering it is purple!!!

So you have a chance to play along with us this week at FBW and there is blog candy involved this week also. Go and check out the details on the FBW Blog. While you are surfing around please go and leave our sponsor, Susanas, some love too. I have bought from Susana on more than one occasion and I have to say that her customer service is top notch and she carries just so many items you are guaranteed to fall in love with her store!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

February Verve Challenges

Hi and Happy Tuesday!! Any one have anything new and exciting going on cause honestly I've got nuttin'!! Have been hanging low the past few days catching up on some challenges. I made this card today for one of Verves February Challenges. I cant remember which week it is for but I used some new Verve stamps called Loves Flower. I paper pieced the entire flower in four different papers. I really love how it came out. My dp is Cosmo Cricket and then I simply added some red brads and some paper piercing in a few areas for some texture and wrapped this one up. So seriously, tell me what is going on out there 'cause I feel like I am living a boring existance the past few days!! LOL!! So please share share share!!!

Stamps: Verve Loves Flower
DP: Cosmo Cricket Early Bird
Embellies: Brads, paper piercer

Monday, February 15, 2010

Preview Day Two with LPSC55

Preview day two over at Little Paper Shop and today we are showing you a super sweet new set called Tweet Wishes Lucy along with our normal Monday challenge to use distressing on your project. How adorable is this little cutie?? Don't you just love that little bow and birdie. What great little touches.

I chose to paper piece my little Lucy with October Afternoon paper along with using October Afternoon on my back panel. I distressed all edges with my scissor by rubbing the edges along the blade. I really need to invest in a distressing tool. It is about the only tool I do not own. My cardstock is all SU as is the ribbon and then I added the reddish brown button with linen thread and the tiny clip which is holding on my sentiment. The tiny clip is from Tim Holtz.

So I hope you will come and play along with our distressing challenge this week. Just upload your card with keyword LPSC55 and you will be in the running for this cute new set. This set and the one I previewed yesterday will be for sale at Little Paper Shop tomorrow (Tuesday). You dont want to miss out on these great new sets!!! To see more creations with this set, hop over to the Little Paper Shop Blog and check out the rest of the DT.

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

Sunday, February 14, 2010

What are Dreams.....

Dreams are whispers from your soul. Don't you just love this sentiment. How beautiful!! Well this sentiment and 5 more are part of the new stamp set being released this week from Little Paper Shop called MOMENTS. Each sentiment in this set is more heartwarming then the next and you wont want to miss out on this set. The rest of the DT is previewing this set today also. Head on over to the Little Paper Shop Blog and check out what my sweet sisters have created for you, and while you are there leave a comment so you can be in the drawing for this set free.
I hope you are enjoying your Valentines Day with your special someone and special little someones!! Check back with me again tomorrow for another preview from this weeks Little Paper Shop Release.

Stamps: Moments from Little Paper Shop
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Everafter
Accessories: Very Vanilla Ribbon from SU, Brads, Prima flower

Friday, February 12, 2010

FWF Friday!!

Hi and Happy Friday!!! Kids went back to school today after being home for two days worth of snow days but are then off all of next week for Presidents week. I happen to like when my kids are home on vacation. The pace is slower and I feel like I can relax alittle more.  In case you are wondering, Bar Mitzvah plans are moving along nicely. We are getting responses back daily and it is so much fun to see who will be joining us at the party. 
So today I am here to bring you another Friends with Flair Unity Card. I have so much fun with Unitys FWF Blog Hop because it forces me to use my Unity stamps which, if I haven't already told you, I {HEART}them!!! For todays card I stamped my image onto Choice Buttercream Cardstock and colored with my copics. I then used my circle and blossom nesties and layered my cardstock. My dp is Cosmo Cricket Early Bird and all cardstock is SU. For my border punch, I used one from MS and of course I cannot remember the name of it right now. Then I finished things off with some real red ribbon and tiny crystals. 

Next up on the Blog Hop is Kelly. I am sure she will have something wonderful for you to glance at. But what you really want to do is start at the BEGINNING and try and find the Unity Blinkie so you can win some AWESOME Unity Stamps.  Also check out the featured stamp set over at Little Paper Shop today. Floral Wishes. If you go to the Little Paper Shop Blog you will see some awesome eye candy for this set!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great day!!m,

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Flutterby with Love!!

Love is in the la la la la... Love is in the air....Can you hear me singing??? LOL....You really dont want to but love is in the air this week at the Flutterby Wednesday blog. The challenge this week is to incorporate LOVE into your card. Any way you see it. Just be sure to use your Fairy, angel or of course a butterfly. For my card this week I used a new sentiment from Verve. My dp is October Afternoon. I cut my butterflies out with my MS punch and also used a MS punch for the borders. I had to give this puffy flower a try that I have seen on soo many blogs. I think I need to keep practicing!! And I finished things off with some grey crystals, a button and some linen thread. Oh and my sketch is this weeks Mercys Tuesday Sketch Challenge MTSC60.

Play along with us this week!! I know you can use some extra Valentines!! When you complete your card enter into Mr Linky on the Flutterby Wednesday Blog. Have fun!!

We are expecting over a foot of snow here on Long Island so I did a huge food shopping, schools are closed already and we are ready to brace the storm!! I cant believe some of the wild weather that so many people have been experiencing. It's amazing!!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I will hopefully be riding out this storm in my craft room (in between shoveling!!)


Monday, February 8, 2010

Your love..

We have a great color challenge for you today from Little Paper Shop and just in time to make those fun Valentine cards (or continue to make!!) RED, BLACK and WHITE!! Classic colors for challenge # LPSC54 and our prize for this week is the super fun FRIENDS set. Just upload your card to SCS or PCP with the keyword LPSC54 and you will be in the running. Want some more inspiration?? Just head over to the Little Paper Shop blog and check out what the rest of the team has created for you to see.

For my card today I used the {I Heart} set and stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black onto PTI cardstock and colored the basket with copics and paper pieced the heart balloon. My border punch is the new one from SU that is being given as a freebie with $50 purchase. My red dp is from SU Bella Rose and the black and white polka dots is from DCWV.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a great time with this weeks challenge from Little Paper Shop. While you head over to Little Paper Shop take a look at the special DIGI set called Broken Hearts for Broken Hearts that I showcased yesterday which is being sold for charity to benefit Congenital Heart Defects in children. GREAT cause and this is a great DIGI set you will NOT want to miss!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

CHD Awareness Week

Hi All!! Today is the beginning of CHD Awareness Week which stands for Congenital Heart Defects. My dear DT sister from Little Paper Shop , Allison has designed a fantastic DIGI stamp set which is available through Little Paper Shop to help raise funds for this worthy cause. It hits close to home for her because her sweet daughter Avery was born with a defect. Please read about her story here and you can purchase this set for only $5 at Little Paper Shop. It is full of fun and edgy little love stamps and is called Broken Hearts for Broken Hearts. Please join us and help Allison raise money for this worthy cause. $5 is all it takes and you know it is going along way to help many children. If you would like to see some more

cards made with this set you can check out the rest of the DT work at Little Paper Shops Blog. Thanking you all in advance for your support in this cause. I just know we can help Allison raise alot of money to help these kids. 

Friday, February 5, 2010

A Little Extra from LPS

Hi All!! I want to post real quick about some fun over at Little Paper Shop. Every Friday we will be focusing on one of our FANTABULOUS sets complete with some awesome eye candy for you to see too. Please stop by the Little Paper Shop blog today to see the stamp set, Garden Gate, that we are featuring this week. It is a beautiful MUST have set!!! Have fun viewing the samples and I will be back later with a card for today.


Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Wow!! After playing with my camera. Two rounds of new batteries and plugging the usb cord in and our a few times I can finally bring you my FBW card. For todays card I used a cute stamp from Stamping Bella and accented it with tiny butterflies cut from my MS punch. My dp is MME. All cardstock is SU as is my ribbon. PHEW!!! Thank goodness I finally got this posted. Now I just hope my camera continues for me!! Thanks for stopping by. Have a fantastic night!!


I am so sorry that I do not have a FBW post for you yet. I am struggling with some camera problems. My camera just does not want to upload to my computer for some reason. It has done this before and then alway miraculously it works but not yet today so keep checking and hopefully I will get this card posted soon!!!!


Monday, February 1, 2010

Its a Lovely Monday!!

Great sketch today for the Monday Little Paper Shop Challenge. Created by our very own Allison the sketch can be found HERE on the Little Paper Shop Blog.

For my card today I used some new delicious paper from MME Love me do collection. My sentiment and image is from the newly released set called {In love}. and I cut it out with my circle nesties and did some paper piercing around  the edge.I finished my card off with some cute yellow buttons and the leaves were cut out from my little leaves die from SU.

Come and play along with the sketch challenge this week!!! The prize up for grabs is Angelic Jena. How fun is that!!! Just upload your card with keyword LPSC53. You've got to be in it to win it!!! For some inspiration just go check out the samples the rest of the DT has created for you at the Little Paper Shop Blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a Happy Monday!!