Monday, May 21, 2012

Happy Happy Birthday Jessica

Hi!! I have not been posting regularly but when I was asked to join in on a Birthday Blog Hop for a wonderful girl I said yes right away. This is a surprise  Birthday Blog Hop for Jessica Knutsen from There She Goes Stamps.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESSICA (yes we know its early!!!)

I hope all of you will join all of us in wishing her a very special day. Here is a list of all the hoppers today.

For my card today I used two of my fav There She Goes Sets. The image is from Buckets of Love and the sentiment is from Blossom by Blossom. My dp is MME Indie Chic Saffron.

Please hop along and visit all of the talented ladies in the Hop today and PLEASE head over to Jessica's Blog and wish her a very special day.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Cute cute cute

I had a great time making these little gifty tags. I just pulled from my pile of scraps on my desk and got to work. It felt so good to actually use those scraps and get the pile down a bit. They are a perfect size to add to any gift. I will def be making more of these. I will be back soon to show you the wine bottle tags I made too. Also came out great with my scraps. Until then, have a great day and come visit me at ETSY.

Friday, May 4, 2012


Hi Everyone, I know it has been awhile since I last posted. I HAVE been getting crafty but the tediousness of posting to a blog was getting to me. Quite honestly the whole process was getting to me and I was loosing my love of crafting. I tend to be a mindful purposeful person and not being on any Design Teams right now left me with no REAL purpose to craft. Just for the sake of posting to a blog was not enough for me so I thought it through and decided to start putting my work back up on ETSY. I have dabbled in ETSY on and off but posting my work there has given me a new reason to craft, which I like. KWIM?? Sooooo, without getting too wordy, I will be popping in and out of here to share the work I am creating for ETSY and today I am showing you a few generic birthday, get well and thank you cards.  I am really enjoying my crafting again with my new sense of purpose and I am really glad that you are around for me to share it with.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.!!!!

Monday, April 2, 2012


Hi All!! Well it has been quite awhile since I have posted anything. All I can say is teenagers eat up alot of your free time....Those of you with teens kwim right??? But I was able to find a little crafty time this weekend to create this card for this weeks MFT Challenge. Loving the way it came out and oh my this Theresa Collins Paper is soooo yummy!!!

Thanks for stopping in today. Hope you enjoy the day!!

Card Recipe:

Stamp: MFT Big Greetings
Paper: Theresa Collins Canvas
Accessories: Botanical Beauty Die, Scallop Doily Duo Die, Fly A Kite Die, Mini Monarch Border Die, Crystals, Bakers twine

Monday, March 5, 2012

Chase Dreams MFTWSC61

Had a good time with some MFT goodies for this one. I followed this weeks MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge MFTWSC61 and finally got to use my new Vertical Greetings stamp set. Instead of using the Vertical Greetings die I opted to use a die from Well Worn Greetings instead. It kind of fit better in my humble opinion. All of my dp used today were scraps that were just accumulating on my desk. Every so often I just have to go through the pile and use up some stuff. Then I finished things off here with some ribbon and pearls from Michaels.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

The Sky is the Limit

I was cleaning my stamp room a bit and found some TCP goodies that I had not played with yet! Fun find right??

I created todays card using the TCP set called Away we Go and paired it off with some papers from Echo Park called Dots and Stripes Homefront and Dots and Stripes Soda Fountain. The border dies I used were Cloud Border and Apron Border and I finished this off with some crystals. I LOVE all the layers on this one.

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

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

You Rock My World.....Mojo229

I saw this MFT image and thought it would make a great card for my hubby since he is a huge music lover. I wanted to make kind of a masculine card so I pulled some scraps from my desk to go with this Ala mode called Rock Star and the Mojo Monday sketch for this week.

I colored my image with copics, cut it out and popped it up on dimensionals. Then added a bit of red bakers twine and some red crystals all to match her cute red high tops.... The dp is just scraps I had on a pile on my desk. I like to pick through it every so often cause I find some real great stuff in that pile!!!

Well this one is going into hubbys lunch tomorrow. Hope he likes it!!!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Birthday Birthday Everywhere

My mom called requesting a handful of Birthday cards for her to have on hand so I went and pulled out some fun sets that I had not worked with in awhile. I tried to make these kind of simple so that they would not cost too much to mail but I am a big layer person so they tend to be heavy anyway.

Thanks for stopping by today. I am off to create something for the MFT weekly challenge.

Recipes #1
Stamp: Stamping Bella Turtle Tots Cheerleader
Paper: MME On the bright side

Recipe #2
Stamp: SU A flower for all seasons
Paper: October Afternoon Sidewalks

Stamp: SU Upsy Daisy (still LOVE this set)
Paper: MME Lost and Found Blush

Recipe #4
Stamp: Hero Arts Sentiment
Paper: Authentique Splendid

Recipe #5
Stamp: There She Goes Buckets of Love
Paper: Echo Park Country Drive

Monday, February 13, 2012

Warm Wishes

Created my "weekly" holiday card to add to my stash for this year. I have been motivated by my bud Karen and her consistency so I jumped on her bandwagon for the once a week holiday card.

This card today is called Warm Wishes and is created with one of my FAV winter stamps from Verve called Winter Mittens. Being Jewish, I like to create a generic holiday card so I can use them for everyone. Not just Christmas and not just Chanukah.

Along with Winter Mittens I used paper from MME Signature Xmas. The dies I used were MFT Dainty Doilys and Monarch Border.

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

Friday, February 10, 2012

Love Monsters

This set, Love Monsters, from Taylored Expressions is just adorable. I do not have "little" kids anymore but I was just so drawn to the cuteness of these little monsters. I used the set with a MOJO Monday sketch #225 and some pretty scraps of designer paper from my desk. I am going to send this to my little niece for Valentines Day!!

So does anyone have plans for Valentines Day?? When it is during the week the way it is this year it seems to really get lost in the shuffle. I will just treat my kids to something extra sweet to eat. I buy these awesome brownies from a local caterer and they wrap them up beautifully for the holiday. As for DH....I have not even made him a card yet!! :(

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great Friday

Stamp: Taylored Expressions Love Monsters
Paper: Scraps from Desk
Accessories: TE Layered Doily, TE Heart Border, MFT Prima Donna Petals Die

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Blowing Bubbles

I thought I had better post last weeks MFT Sketch Challenge card before I started this weeks new challenge huh?? Well if you know me at all you know that this sketch really scared me. Those wonky angles and all but I do like the end result and how can I go wrong with this adorable image from MFT called Blowing Bubbles. I paper pieced and colored with my copics and cut out my image with rectangle nesties. My dp is new from MME and I accessorized with flowers made from the MFT Scallop Rolled Flower and the leaves are made with a SU sizzix die called Little Leafs then a few pearls here and there and I am done.

Thanks much for stopping by. Have a great day!!!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Enjoy Today

I really enjoyed the Sweet Sunday Sketch for last week so I pulled out one of my fav Verve sentiments called Enjoy Today and got to work.I am so loving these colors together and the yummo new MME Miss Caroline Howdy Doody Paper along with some Authentique Splendid. Finishing things off today is a flower made with MFT Prima Donna Petals Die which if you have not already noticed I am in love with. :)

So our Superbowl party was a success and of course you know the Giants won so we had a great time. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Lets Hang Out

Hi All!!! Happy Superbowl Sunday. We are excited here in NY because of the Giants playing so there are people "Hanging Out" all day today!! We are having company for the game also.

Another exciting event here in my town is the Annual Polar Bear Swim. We live at the beach and every year on Superbowl Sunday the Polar Bears take a plunge in the ocean to raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation. It is a HUGE event here in our town and alot of money is raised every year. This year my kids have decided to take the plunge too. I personally will stay home and wait for my caterer to deliver my food but there will be thousands of people watching this event and participating. Fun stuff.

So it seemed appropriate to post this card I made last week for the Bella Sketch Challenge. I used one of my fav Bella Stamps called Hanging Baskets and I pulled out some older paper called Pixilicious. This stamp reminds me of the 70's with macrame basket hangers. Does anyone remember those or am I dating myself now!!!

Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy you Sunday..

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Get Well Soon

A good friend of our family is having a surgical procedure tomorrow and I wanted to make a card for her to send with a small gift certificate from a local restaurant so she does not have to cook while she is recuperating. She LOVES her tea so I pulled out my CreativiTEA set from Taylored Expressions and created this card using the sketch CPS252 from Card Positioning Systems. It is simple but will be easy to mail.

So does anyone have big plans for Superbowl Sunday? We are having a party. Not huge but enough that I had to order some food. My croc pot only holds so much chili!!! LOL...but I am looking forward to it. Any excuse to get together with friends right!!!

Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy!

Stamps: TE Doctors Orders and TE CreativiTEA
Paper: Basic Grey Hopscotch
Accessories: Twine, crystals, corner rounder, oval nesties, embossing folder

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Stand Out

I was so excited to see Taylored Expressions start up their weekly sketch challenge again. I always enjoy Taylor's sketches and I happen to have some new and old TE stamps that need some love so for this weeks challenge I pulled out the Stand Out ala carte stamp. I pulled out some old Echo Park paper to use with my image and then decorated with some flowers made with MFT Prima Donna Petals and MFT Flower Trio. You can see the sketch here.

Ok so has anyone received the new MME paper yet?? I did yesterday and oh my it is so gorgeous!!! I cannot wait to use them. My daughter has been sick so my stamping time the last two days has been limited.

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

Monday, January 30, 2012

You Fill My Heart...MFTSWC56

I am loving everything MFT lately. Who can resist right?? I played along with last Wednesdays Sketch using the stamp You fill my heart with Joy. I am sending this on to my little nephew for valentines day. Cute right?

I used some pretty October Afternoon Sidewalks paper for this on and paper pieced this little cutie. Then I cut him out and popped him up with dimensionals onto a Scallop Doily also from MFT.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Few for the Holidays

Here are a few cards that I could add to my holiday card supply. I used some MME 6 x 6 Be Merry paper for both of them and stamps from MFT, Verve and Stamping Bella.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend. We has been very relaxing thank goodness. I will be back during the week for more to show you.

Thanks for stopping by.

Recipe 2cnd card:
Stamp: MFT Frosty and Fabulous
Paper: MME 6 x 6 Be Merry
Accessories: MFT Open Scallop Border Die, Fiskars Snowflake die, MFT Oval Tab Die

1st Card:
Stamps: Verve Warm Wishes, Stamping Bella Boots
Paper: MME 6 x 6 Be Merry
Accessories: MFT Prima Donna Petals Die, MFT Rolled Scallop Flower, pearls, oval nesties, copics

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Just a little note to say....

Okay I cant begin to tell you how happy this little Pure Innocence stamp makes me. She is just simply adorable in every way. And my daughter does not play the violin but there is something so utterly sweet about this set that I just jumped when I saw it go up for sale. She is of course from MFT and is called Violin Girl. I started out wanting to paper piece her dress but her hand and arm challenged me more than it was worth so I colored her with copics.

My kids and husband just ran out to pick up some frozen yogurt from a new franchise that just opened by us called Tutti Fruitie. The kids are crazy about this place and tonight will be my first time giving it a try. I am sure it will be amazing like they say. Does anyone else have a Tutti Fruitie by them??

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an awesome evening!!!

Stamp: Violin Girl from MFT
Paper: MME 6 x 6 Vanity Fair
Accessories: Oval Nesties, MFT Crown Border, ribbon from SU (the last of my pink pirouette :( , crystals

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Thanks so much

Played with last weeks Splitcoaststampers sketch for this card today, SC368. I have to say, for some reason this sketch really rocked me....starred at it for days until I could get it finished then it finally all came together.

I will be spending the day studying with my son for his Biology Midterm which is tomorrow so wish me luck. It is so difficult to get a 14 year old boy to study. Atleast MY 14 year old.

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

Stamp: Verve Wordy Birds
Paper: October Afternoon Sidewalks
Accessories: PTI Lemon Tart ribbon, MFT Prima Donna Petals Die, crystals from Michaels

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Thanks a Million

Hi All!! I needed a few thank you notes for some birthday presents received so I used this sweet little lamb image called Where Flowers Bloom along with last Wednesdays MFT Sketch 55. I colored him up with copics and spectrum noir markers.

As I am posting this the NY Giants are playing the San Fran 49ers and we are all keeping our fingers crossed for the Giants to pull through to make it to the Superbowl. It is really the only time I will sit through a whole football game. When our local team makes it to the Superbowl, otherwise I get too bored!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by tonight. Enjoy your evening!!

Stamp: MFT Little Lamb Where Flowers Bloom, and Essential Sentiments
Paper: October Afternoon Sidewalks
Accessories: MFT Rolled Scallop Flower, MFT Crown Border

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Bee Mine

Here is a quick little card I created for the Sweet Sunday Sketch and the weekly Stamping Bella Challenge which was to use an old favorite stamp. I happen to love the huggabugs and was very surprised to see that I had never inked this sweet little one up soooo it became my fav this week!!

My paper is Basic Grey Picadilly and I added some yummy PTI ribbon.

Well I am off to continue my evening mom taxi service. I come I go I come I go....I know alot of you KWIM.....

Thanks for stopping by.

Stamp: Beemine Huggabug
Paper: PTI Cardstock and Basic Grey Picadilly
Accessories: Scallop Border from MFT, crystals, ribbon, circle and blossom spellbinders

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Ohhh was I excited to get my new Love Monsters set from Taylored Expressions in the mail. This set is just sooo adorable and fun. I paired it up with this weeks SCS Sketch SC367. What do you think?? I really like the way this turned out and I am loving this new die from MFT too. The Prima Donna Petals. I have used it on everything lately.

I paper pieced my little monsters and then added some paper piercing around the edge of the image to break up all the white.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you are enjoying your long three day weekend.

Paper: MME 6 x 6  Everyday Flair and October Afternoon Sidewalks
Stamp: Taylored Expressions Love Monsters
Accessories: MFT Crown Border, MFT Prima Donna Petals, PTI Cardstock, brads and crystals from Michaels

Friday, January 13, 2012

Cheers MFTWSC54

Hi All!!! Created this card for two reasons. I wanted to play along with the MFT sketch of the week and I was absent minded and missed a good friends birthday so I wanted to make something special for her. Now I just have to get it in the mail!!! KWIM??

I pulled out the stamp from MFT called Cheers from the ala modes line. I just love that tall thin glass of champagne!! So cute. Then I finally learned how to make my flowers using the Prima Donna Petals Die from MFT. It was suggested to me to go onto You Tube and I found a great tutorial from Kim at MFT. What a huge help. I was clueless on how to create these fun flowers.

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

Paper: MME 6 x 6 Portobello Road
Stamp: MFT ala modes Cheers
Accessories: seam binding, Mini Penant Die MFT, Sizzix Swirls, Double Scallop Border MFT, Prima Donna Petals Die MFT

Thursday, January 12, 2012


I had a real challenge with this sketch. It just wasnt working for me for some reason but finally this is what I came up with. I used the Sunflower Wreath stamp from Taylored Expressions. I actually started by coloring my image first and then picked my paper which is totally opposite of what I normally do. All in all I finally like how this came out.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Paper:  Jillibean Soup Homemade 6 Bean and Lilybee Picket Fence
Stamp: Taylored Expressions Sunflower Wreath
Accessories: MFT Grass Die, TE Wreath Die, Spellbinders Circle dies, Tiny Twinkles, PTI Cardstock and ribbon

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Hello All!!! Had a great time playing along with the January SFYTT. I pulled out a Taylored Expressions set that I purchased over the holidays and did not have a chance to play with. Sooo glad I did. LOVE this set. Cant wait to use it again.

For this card I colored again with my Spectrum Noir markers which are becoming a fav for me next to my copics. They are being sold from Crafters Companion and they are fairly inexpensive. I dont think they will take the place of my copics but it does give additional options at a good price.

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

Paper: Lily Bee Happily Lost and Crate Farmhouse
Stamp: Taylored Expressions Love Grows Here
Accessories: ribbon, spectrum noir markers, brads, crystals

Monday, January 9, 2012

Splish Splash

I had a chance to play with the MFT sketch this week and an older PI image that I just love. I used Pure Innocence Splish Splash. I happen to have a son and I do enjoy the boy PI images alot.(although my little boy is not so little anymore just about turning 15)

I colored my image with a new line of alcohol markers from Crafters Companion called Spectrum Noir. They have a broad tip and a smaller hard tip. Not a brush tip like copics but I have to say they blend beautifully.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I just love hearing your nice comments. Have a great day!!!

Paper: MME 6 x 6 Paris & Co and Portobello Rd
Stamp: MFT PI Splish Splash
Accessories: PTI Cardstock and ribbon, crystals, spectrum noir markers, Crown Border Die from MFT, Prima Donna Petals die from MFT

Sunday, January 8, 2012

You Make me Smile

I was so excited to get back to my crafting desk this weekend. We had a fantastic holiday season and a great New Year and now I am going to get back to what I really enjoy doing. I have found it hard to balance my crafting and my family. I enjoy being with my family in the evenings but that is my stampy time too so I just have to come to a happy compromise because I enjoyed myself so much this weekend. I had so many new goodies to play with that I did not know where to begin so I just pulled out some sketches for the week and I went to work.

I used the MOJO Monday Sketch 222.  I decided to flip the sketch to use the Verve Classy Label Die and this sentiment from the Verve Love Notes set.

I have a few more cards to post for the week so please check back during the week and let me know what you think!!! I will be visiting alot of you this week too. I miss leaving everyone comments and seeing all of your gorgeous work.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Designer Paper: MME 6 x 6 Lost and Found Union Square
Stamps: Verve Love Notes and Sweet Treats
Accessories: Sizzix Scribbles Swirls, Verve Embossed Oval Die, Pearls, linen thread from the Ribbon Carousel, Classy Label Die from Verve, Verve Jotted Heart Die and MFT Prima Donna petals die.