Monday, June 28, 2010

A sketch for you to do!!

Okay so I am feeling a little guilty over today's sketch challenge over at the Little Paper Shop Blog. I got alittle flustered when I saw the sketch (thanks Allison!!) and I did not read correctly so obviously I did not follow it to a T. But a sketch is inspiration right? And it inspired me to create this cute card with the newly released Bathing Tyson image.

For this card I rummaged through some scraps of Cosmo Cricket to find the perfect boy paper. I must admit that alot of my paper is very girlie but I think this works well. After I put my card together I realized that I did not embellish at all but you know what? Boy cards cant really use a bow or flower can they? So I think I am okay there.

So on a personal note....Kids ended school on Friday and start summer camp programs today. DD made junior lifeguards and both DD and DS will be doing Surf Camp and Beach Vollyball. They are going to be total sand in their sandals kind of kids this summer. In case you did not know, we live at the beach here on Long Island so all of these activities are within walking or bike riding distance on the boardwalk which is so awesome. Then I can ride my bike on the boardwalk to get some exercise. (Did I say exercise??? It sounded weird coming out of my mouth!!!). I am looking forward to this summer break.

So head on over to the Little Paper Shop Blog where you can check out Allisons Sketch and see all of the amazing samples that the rest of my dear DT Sistahs created.

I would like to say goodbye to our three guest designers who have been with us at Little Paper Shop for the past few months. Your work will be missed and I will be sure to check out your blogs often.

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

Sunday, June 27, 2010


I have such a hard time lately getting cards posted to my blog. I will do a bunch of challenges and then I do not photograph them. I really liked this weeks sketch from Mercy MTSC79 so I jumped on it and is posted before the next challenge on Tuesday.

My image and sentiment are both from Stamping Bella. I colored her with my copics, a spica glitter pen and a glaze pen although you cannot see the shine it is there. All of my paper is October Afternoon and my ribbon is SU. Today I wanted to do alittle something different with my sentiment so I cut it up into three, mounted it onto the Real Red paper and then popped it up onto dimensionals. The red paper is crooked on purpose. I thought it looked cute this way especially with the whole rag doll, cute as a button thing going on.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope your weekend is ending on a nice note.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A TE Blog Hop for You!!

I am so excited to be participating in today's Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop. I just adore my TE stamps and just dont get enough of an opportunity to grab for them so this was a great reason to sign up for the hop. 
For todays card I used Karen Girons Sunday Sketch SSSC74 and the inspiration piece that Taylor assigned to us. 

As you can see I pulled mostly the yellow and green from the Inspiration Piece. I used my set Fresh Flowers from TE and stamped it onto PTI Cardstock with memento tuxedo black ink and colored with my copics. All of my paper is October Afternoon, cardstock is all SU and I embellished with some prima flowers and a ric rac of green felt.  I just love the fresh feel of this card.Want to see more yummy Taylored Expressions creations from some super talented ladies? Just check out this hop list and have fun!! Thanks so much for stopping by  today and enjoy the hop.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sorry for being MIA!!!

I have been so very busy with our schools 5th Grade Committee. I am the treasurer and I have been under so much pressure to make sure the books are handled properly and the money is spent wisely. I honestly cant wait for the year to be over. With that said, I have been lacking in time and mojo to create anything on a daily basis but I of course wanted to share with you the color challenge that we have over at Little Paper Shop this week. I honestly wanted to go running when I read the colors but I must admit that it works well together. The colors are Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo and Summer Sun. Instead of Summer Sun I used Crushed Curry because it was all I had that was close enough. 
I stamped my image and sentiment from Moments onto my center panel and paper pierced alittle bit for some pizazz. Very simple layout today as this is all my little tired brain can handle!!! LOL. Check out all the deets about this challenge on the Little Paper Shop Blog and check out all the other DT samples that I am sure will knock your socks off. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Whats Up Cupcake!!

Made this sweet little card using a new set from The Rubber Cafe called Hey Cupcake!! It is a super sweet build your own cupcake set. You really need to check it out!!

I started today by stamping the base of my cupcake in some left over Cosmo Cricket. The frosting was stamped in Basic Grey Lemonade and I used BG for my dp also. I matched up a yummy light teal ribbon from my stash and some teal colored brads. Viola!!

Thanks so much for stopping by....have a great day!!

Monday, June 14, 2010


Oh boy did I have a good time making this card today. You know when it all just falls into place and feels so good??? Yup that was me today. I used Taylors Sketch so of course I had to whip out a set from Taylor too and I have not used my Beary Special set in awhile.

I stamped my cute little guy three times. First on the PTI Cream Cardstock then onto the green paper and then a third time onto the printed paper. Then I paper pieced the little guy all together. My dp is all from October Afternoon. Buttons are from PTI, ribbon is SU and my flower is prima.

So tell me....what does everyone have planned to keep the kidlets busy for the summer??? Anything fun and exciting?? I am trying to piece together my kids activities for the summer spending as little money as I can. It is just not easy to find fun activities for them without mortgaging the house!!! So does anyone out there have anything interesting lined up??? Would love to know...

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


Hop along with us at LPS

Are you ready for some more Preview goodness from Little Paper Shop? Do you want to win some Little Paper Shop money? How bout a $15 gift certificate. Well if you have come to me via Julie Laceys blog you are on the right track in the blog hop. If you have not then head on over to the Little Paper Shop Blog and start at the beginning.You need to comment on all the DT Blogs to be in the running to win today. Have FUN!! 

We are previewing for you today the most precious little boy stamp I have seen in a long time. Meet Tyson....what did I say?? Precious right? I stamped our little guy onto PTI Cardstock today and colored with my copics. My layout is following todays sketch challenge which you can find on the Little Paper Shop Blog. I did switch things up alittle with the sketch. All of my paper is October Afternoon. I have such a stack of OA paper on my desk and I have lost track which pattern belongs to which pad. LOL!!! Then to finish things off today, I made a fun bow with some yummy Baja Breeze ribbon and added a matching button.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and good luck on the Blog Hop!!! After me, head back to the Little Paper Shop Blog and leave a message that you have completed the hop.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


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

Created this for this weeks Mojo Monday Challenge. MOJO142.

Love the way this came out with all the distressed edges and the rolled flowers. My paper is all October Afternoon. My image is from Verve. I distressed the edges with a sharp scissor and then tea dye from PTI. My twill ribbon is MFT.

Thanks so much for stopping by and please scroll down for my Little Paper Shop Preview today!!!!


A Baking Preview for You

I have a great new preview to show you today from Little Paper Shop. Meet Baking Lucy!! She's sassy and sweet and comes with the cutest little sentiments to coordinate with all of your baking needs and gift giving. I am sorry for the horrible picture I took today. I am actually posting this Saturday night and I just could not get my lighting right for the picture. But I started by stamping my cute Lucy onto PTI cardstock and coloring with my copics and cutting her out. My layout is based on Mercys Tuesday Sketch MTSC77 and I used some yummy October Afternoon Paper today. I finished this off with some coordinating ribbon from PTI and a gorgeous flower that I had in stash.

Please come by tomorrow for day two of previews with a fun blog hop with my DT sistahs. Till then, enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!


Monday, June 7, 2010


Boy do we have a super fun color challenge for you today over at Little Paper Shop. RED-YELLOW-BLUE.....Doesn't it just scream fun!!!

I started today by stamping my image from I Heart onto some So Saffron paper in Enchanted Evening Ink and cut it out with my Labels Nesties. Then I created some fun layers with Red Riding Hood, So Saffron and Enchanted Evening cardstock and a fun layer of cork board. On my red panel I stamped the background stamp Behind the Scenes to create some dp. Then to round things off I created one of these FUN new paper flowers that everyone is making. I found the tutorial here, and then I added some daisy ribbon I had in stash. Embellished it with some blue pearls in the center and I am done done done!!!

We would love for you to come and play along with us this week. As always, there is a fun random prize to be given away and some great eye candy for inspiration on the Little Paper Shop Blog.

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

Saturday, June 5, 2010

You Rock!!!

Okay I have to post this before Karen posts tomorrows new Sunday Sketch. I have had this card made for a few days but I am getting really lazy about taking pictures. The weather is gorgeous, we have been hanging with friends and well I have not wanted to be in the house. I want to enjoy the weather!!! But last weeks sketch from Karen was so perfect that I had to play along. Her sketches rock. This one is SSSC71

For my card I used a cute new image that I had not inked up yet from Claudia and Company. How sweet is he with that little puppy!!! I colored with my copics and cut out with oval nesties. My dp is all October Afternoon. Then I finished things off with some really cute ribbon from Making Memories and a fun big button from my stash. Oh and a few chocolate pearls in the corners. Hope you like it!!!

I hope you are all enjoying some good weather and a fun weekend. Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Adding to my Thank You Collection

Lindsay will be graduating elementary school in a few weeks and I have been creating lots of thank you cards to give out. She wants to give a card to every teacher she has had. So thank you's I make.....This card today uses two cute images from CC Designs. The fence is one image and the little Pixie is the second. I masked off the Swiss Pixie in order to stamp the fence and make her look like she is sitting on top of it. I wont go into deets here how to do this but if you are curious, please let me know and I will fill ya in.

My image was colored with copics, a spica pen and a glaze pen. My cardstock is all SU and my dp is from Basic Grey. I cut the squares and circles out with my nesties and then around the scalloped edge of the circle I added some Tiny Twinkles. I kept this one simple cause the image panel is so large.

Thanks so much for taking a peek. Have a great day!!!-----Ann