Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Fall!!

I am so happy that Fall is here. It happens to be my favorite time of year. I love the cooler weather. Cool but not cold, so when I received this stamp from The Rubber Cafe I knew it would make the PERFECT Fall card. I just love how this came out. Simple and just letting the image shine and I live at the beach so this kind of reminds me of beach grass too.
The image is called Wheat Circle and is from The Rubber Cafe. I colored with copics and mounted it on a scalloped circle. I chose simple embellies with the linen thread, button and baubles (which I found at my LSS). Now if you are all about the Fall and especially Thanksgiving, head on over to The Rubber Cafe Blog and check out what I created for a Thanksgiving Table. It is pretty neat.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Enjoy your weekend!!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch SSSC90

Okay so when I get something new to play with in my craft room I get motivated right?? Dont we all?? Well recently I tried the X Press Bind It Coloring Paper and OMG.....I am in coloring heaven. That is all I have to say. My friend gave me a piece to try and I have used EVERY inch of that paper and am now waiting on an order of my own to come in. All I can say, if you love your will love them even more with this paper.

So I pulled out a stamp that I ordered a few months ago from The Cats Pajamas called Forget about the cake. I followed Karen Girons Sweet Sunday Sketch SSSC90 and paired it all up with some super fun paper from Echo Park. Then I created a simple ribbon and button cluster and called it a day!!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Enjoy your day!!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

2 weeks of Mercys Challenges

I am thrilled to have been able to play along with last and this weeks challenges from Mercy Kerin. MTSC96 and MTSC97. For the first one I used an older PTI stamp set called Vintage Picnic and for this week I used a set from There She Goes Stamps called Puppy Love. I colored both images with my copics and all my dp were scraps on my desk so they are a mish mash of a few different designers. Brads are SU, ribbon is from Michaels and that cute crocheted flower was purchased from a talented lady on etsy.

That is all for me to have my hair done. Need a cut and color. Soooo boring just sitting there....I am not one who enjoys sitting in a salon. Weird huh???

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


Happy Tuesday and with that comes another AWESOME sketch challenge from Skipping Stones Design which has been created for us by Karen Giron. Now I must admit I was alittle intimidated by this sketch when I first saw it but oh my what fun I had when I got started.

For today's card I used two sets from Skipping Stones...Grunge and Cancer Schmancer. I love the way this new set, Grunge, can be used for both feminine and masculine cards. I stamped my images in Real Red ink. My dp is Girls Paperie Tinsel and Twigs....can you say yummy!!!!!( I always have love affairs with new paper and boy am I in love with this new paper!!!!) Then I finished things off with some black rhinestones and a sheer black ribbon and bow.

So please come and play along with us this week. You can be in the running to win a stamp set at half price from Skipping Stones Design.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Please leave some love for my DT sisters this week too. They are listed on my sidebar. I have seen their creations and boy will you be inspired!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Holidays

Have you ever created a card....loved it when you made it and then when you go to post you think of everything you should have done different. Today is one of those days for me. I had so much fun with today's sketch though from Little Paper Shop. It is an awesome sketch, but I am not loving all the green I used on this card. It just looks washed out to me!!! But to fill you in alittle about it, I used two separate stamp sets from Little Paper Shop, Katie Christmas and Merry and Bright. My dp is Basic Grey and I added a bunch of chocolate pearls that I bought at Michaels and my ribbon and prima are from Michaels also.

As always a prize is up for grabs this week for a random player. Head on over to the Little Paper Shop Blog for all the deets and to check out the rest of the DT creations.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you have a Happy Monday.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Warm Wishes

Hi Everyone. Hope your weekend is off to a great start!! I was doing alittle creating with a new set I received from The Rubber Cafe called Warm Wishes. This is a fun set that can easily create mass amounts of cards for your holiday season. Just by swapping out your ink color and different Designer Paper you can change things up and keeping the layout makes it easy to duplicate.

For todays card I used black ink and my dp is from DCWV. My brads, ribbon and prima were in stash.

Enjoy your day today. I will be back again with some more creations.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Grungy Sketch for You!!!

Hi All!!! It's Tuesday and that means our weekly Tuesday Sketch (SSD47) for you over at Skipping Stones Design. Once again our sketch is brought to us by our Guest Sketch Artist Karen Giron and we have also incorporated a newly released set that you will love called Grunge. You have to check out the fabby backgrounds with this awesome masculine set. And although it leans toward the masculine, you will see alot of feminine cards being made with it from our DT including mine!!!

For todays card I used the woodgrain background stamp on the yellow cardstock and stamped it in versamark so it is a very light texture look IRL. The butterfly and sentiment are from the other newly released set called Cancer Schmancer and don't forget that with the purchase of this set in the month of October, $4 is going to be donated to the Susan B Komen Foundation for breast cancer research.

Please dont forget to check out the rest of the teams creations including our awesome Guests for the month. Here is a rundown for you!!!

Wendy –
Tammie –
Shannan –
Lea –
Karen –
Kandi –
Jennifer –
Gladys –
Brenda –
Barb –
Ann –
Amy –

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day

Monday, October 18, 2010

LPS Day Two Preview

Day two of Little Paper Shop previews and I have cute little Tyson to share with you today. We also have another prize up for grabs by commenting on everyone's blogs. A $15 Gift Certificate!!! Whoo Hoo!!! So after me you will want to keep going onto Pam's Blog

I stamped Tyson onto white cardstock and colored with copics. My dp is from SU a few years ago called Ski Slope. I stocked up on it and have plenty left!! Hmmm do you see a pattern here??? I hoard Holiday Paper!!!! Anywhoo.....I added three tiny green brads and a gorgeous ribbon with bow and of course I added a bunch of glitter with stickles because today is Monday and our challenge on the LPS Blog is to use glitter.

So enjoy the blog hop and please come play along with our Monday Challenge!!! Have Fun!!!

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a Happy Monday

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Snowball Fight!!!

Its Sunday Its Sunday!!! I just love Sunday mornings!!! Slow, quiet, big family breakfast. Gotta love it!!! You know what else you are going to love? This months Little Paper Shop Release, and today I get to Preview Lucy Elf to you. Isn't that little Christmas dress adorable!!! I colored Lucy with copics and I used some white fluff for her collar, trim, and pompoms. My dp is last seasons Cosmo Cricket which I have a ton of and good thing because I just love it!!! I then added some tiny crystals around the scallops, a big red bow with a tiny snowflake in the center and a larger crystal in the center of the snowflake. (sorry the quality of the picture is so poor....I dont have great light right now!!)

Today we are playing with a blog hop and yes there is a $10 GC up for grabs so make sure to visit all the DT Girls and leave a comment. You should have come to me from Jennifer. Up next in the line up is our fearless leader Pam!!!

Have a fantastic day and good luck on winning the GC!!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

SSD Release, Sketch and Blog Hop

Happy Friday Everyone!! I am so excited to share today's card with you. It is created with a newly released set from Skipping Stones Design called Cancer Schmancer. Fabulous name for a fabulous set. Not only are we previewing the new release, we have a sketch for you this week and a fun Blog Hop too. Not to mention that with every Cancer Schmancer set that is sold $4 will be donated to the Koman Foundation for breast cancer. 

For todays card I pulled out my beloved Girls Paperie paper which I have been hording. I stamped my image with Memento ink and pink marker for the flower. My ribbon was in stash as were my brads. Take a look at that sentiment. Isn't it just in the most gorgeous font!!! I LOVE the font used on this set!!! Head on over to Skipping Stones Design and take a look at the set and the fabulous sketch created by Karen Giron.

Up next on the hop is the super talented Amy Tsuruta. Head on over and check out the gorgeous creation she has for you today.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you enjoy your weekend!!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

LPSC89 Color Challenge

Good Morning!!! Happy Columbus Day!! Kiddlets are home from school today so it will totally throw off my schedule. Love the slower pace when they are home....hate my routine being thrown off. KWIM?? So onto my Little Paper Shop card for you today. We have a really fun color challenge for you. Blue, Chocolate and Yellow. Yummy colors right?? For my card I pulled out my much loved Little Paper Shop sentiment sets called Everyday and I Heart I just love all of the heartfelt sentiments in these sets and of course this tiny whispy flower from the I Heart set which you can barely see in this picture but it is stamped lightly in Memento Dandelion in the background of the sentiment.

So as for everything else on this card. Well, all was in stash so I am not quite sure where they came from but I enjoy the way this came out.

Please come and play along with us this week. You can win a prize of course and what great inspiration these colors are!!! Check out all the deets on The Little Paper Shop Blog along with more eye candy from the rest of the DT.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

SSD45 Halloweenie!!!

Hello All!! I am super excited to share my creation with you today. You see, I am not a huge fan of Halloween. I just never really got all the excitement over Halloween cards but today I created what I think is an Elegant Halloween ensemble using a really cute set from Skipping Stones Design called Halloweenie, and being it is Tuesday, we have a Skipping Stones Sketch Challenge for you to play with which was created by our Sketch Guest Karen Giron. I have always loved her sketches and I was thrilled when she was announced as our Guest Sketch Artist for the month of October!!! We are also welcoming a new Guest Designer this month and that is the super talented Shannon Tuebner.

So onto my creation. I stamped the ghost image, cut it out, sponged the edges slightly with plum ink and popped it up on the circle focal panel. My dp was purchased at my LSS and I beleive it was called Heebie Jeebies. Creepy and Elegant at the same time. Then I just wrapped up a few Hershey and Crunch Mini Bars with dp and cardstock and tied a big fun ribbon around then and topped it with a paper prima. Viola!!! I will be making a bunch of these little gifties for a few special people this month!!!

So dont forget to stop by Skipping Stones Design to check out the new Sketch and all the deets for the challenge. Cant wait to see what you come up with!!!! Have a super great day!!

Monday, October 4, 2010


Hi All!!! I hope you had a terrific weekend. The weather here on Long Island has turned cooler. Nice and crisp I should say!!! I happen to prefer the cooler weather so this is great for me.

Today I have my Monday Little Paper Shop card to share with you and we have a fun sketch challenge this week created by Pam Varnell. You can find all the details of the sketch and challenge on the Little Paper Shop Blog. Come and play along with us this week. As always, a prize is up for grabs to one random winner.

For my card today I used the newly released Halloween set called Halloween Cuties. I stamped my image onto white cardstock and colored with my copics. My dp is all DCWV Fall Stack. I did some paper piercing around my oval and scallops then I finished this off with four plum colored brads and a paper flower made from fiskar punches and a paper prima in the center. Isn't she just super cute!!!

Dont forget to head over to the Little Paper Shop Blog to check out the sketch, challenge details and ALL the super creations by the rest of the DT.

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