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 are....it 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.