Monday, September 26, 2011

Make It Monday #33: Frosted Images

It seems that I cannot have enough birthday cards this month so here's another using the same frosted images
technique. I love the way it works with this stamp because using the white on top and blending, softens it so.
Check out the challenge here:
PTI Supplies: Double Banner Die and Simple Sentiments stamp

Any questions, just leave me a comment. I love to hear from everyone!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Card

Another entry for the MIM challenge over at PTI here:
Any questions on technique or supplies, just ask. I used the frosted technique on the perfume bottles
and the scallop circle.
  PTI supplies:
 Stamps: Tag It's #4 and Mega Mixed Messages, Parisian Doily die
Thanks for checking it out!

"Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge".

So, I decided to participate while watching the bills game today. What a game so far, Bills beating the Patriots 31-24 with 5 mins to go!  
Anyway, you can find the challenge here:
I was inspired by the colors and repetition. Here's what I used:

Stamps: Background Basics: Newsprint and On My Couch Additions
Red button
Close to My Heart Ink: Bubblegum, Holiday Red, Bamboo, Sunny Yellow, Crystal Blue, and Outdoor Denim.
Yellow prima flowers, rhinestones, bakes twine.
Tim Holtz texture fades, Stampin Up Decorative Label punch, misc scrap paper.

OKAY, now it's tied at 31!   Thanks for stopping!!

Make It Monday #33: Frosted Images-Take Two

I starterd bits and pieces of this on Monday and it sat, and sat and looked at me last night with pleading eyes
to, "PLEASE finish me!". I used the frost technique on the sentiment(really toned it down) and the flourishes which I really like the molted look.  Here's what I used:
Paper: Hawaiian Shores CS, Aqua Mist CS
Felt: Raspberry Fizz
Stamps: Mega Mixed Messages, Half & Half( circle/dot background on flourish)
Doily Die

Other Supplies:
Inkadinkado script background stamp
Fiskars scallop circle and circle punch
Tim Holtz Shapers and movers flourish die
Sizzix embossing folder(Stripes label)
Tim Holtz ink in Broken China and Memento in Rosebud. Colorbox in Frost white

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Pet Sympathy Cards

I just wanted to post these quickly. I made a quick set of pet sympathy for my daughter to bring to her Girl Scouts kick off today. The SPCA was there and accepting donations.  I was so happy  to see they accepted handmade pet sympathy cards! Very simple but worked for me.

I used making Memories patterned paper, misc scrap ribbon, Technique Tuesday paw print stamp. Circle stamp was Paper Studio I think, Stampin' Up frame stamp and label punch and Tech Tues sentiment.  There you have it. Until tomorrow for the BLOG HOP over at PTI. (Unless I get inspired!)
Thank for stopping!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Clematis Inspiration photo

I just came across this photo today and this is where my inspiration came from my last sympathy card.
Thanks for stopping by, hope to be back later with another card. Wishful thinking....probably tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Make It Monday #33: Frosted Images

I had this image in my head from a place on Owasco Lake, NY called  Southpoint. I have many
wonderful memories from this time in my life. Among those memories I can see the beautiful purple clematis growing so tall with so many blossoms. I always loved it!! Now I have a clematis of my own. It's a different color, but it always makes me warm and fuzzy when I look at it and remember so many good times with my family at the lake house.  Anyway, I wanted to make an image like that clematis and I came up with this card

This weeks challenge over at  the PTI blog was so much fun! Check it out here:

PTI Supplies:
STAMPS:  Background Basics: Tin Types
                  Turning A New Leaf
                  Mega Mixed Messages
                  Iconic Images
Other Supplies:
                  ColorBox ink(frost white)
                  Palette ink(Lavender Sachet)
                  Memento ink(Bamboo Leaves)

                  Kaiser pearls
Thanks for stopping by and Kudos to Lisa Johnson for a great challenge!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Halloween tag

Here's a Halloween Tag I made last night. My intentions were the complete opposite of this tag. I started with different colors and I was making a card. This is what I ended up with, just one of those nights I guess.
Anyway,  I wanted to submit at least one more thing for Make It Monday over at
PTI Supplies:
STAMPS: Background Basics: Newsprint, Spooky Sweets II and Iconic Images

Other supplies: Manila tag, black acrylic paint, misc fabric, Crushed Olive, Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo Distress Ink pads by Tim Holtz

That's all for now, Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Another Birthday Card

Wow, It's already Friday!  Where did the week go? I have another birthday card for you today. I have an abundance of birthdays in September so I can never have enough.  I used the acrylic paint technique again with some grungy Tim Holtz stamps. The grungier the better with this technique.  This is snow cap white on black paper. The dies are the new Creatopia ones that Spellbinders and Xyron just came out with recently.
I ended up just folding them over the top of the card.  Stamped "wish" from a Fiskars set that I had, added some bling and there you have it!

Everyone have a GREAT weekend. I hope to create some more, so stay tuned!  Thanks for stopping!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Michael!

Here's a real quick card I did for my brother Mike. His birthday isn't until the 18th but I've got
to get it in the mail. I made it simple without lots of embellies due to mailing it across the miles. I did
however continue with the MIM challenge over at

The challenge was to use acrylic paint with your stamps. I used this hero arts grid stamp and some Ranger pearl paint. It came out kind of distressed and was happy with the look.  I then die cut  mat stack 4 from some scrap paper and stamped it with Half & Half, Big & Bold Wishes and Tiny Treats: Birthday.   Then
I cut the edge with a Tim Holtz On The Edge Die.    A quick and easy card.   Birthday wishes to you Mike!!
Love and miss you much!!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Make It Monday #32: Stamping With Acrylic-Take Two

Got a little WILD today.  Here's my second take on stamping with acrylic paint:

PTI supplies:
Hawaiin Shores CS, Half & Half Stamp set and die, Wonderful Word Addditions "you" die, HS button

Other supplies:
Stampin Up background stamp, cookie cutter letter dies, asst. flowers, letter stickers,
scrappers floss, black acrylic paint. 

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Make It Monday #32: Stamping With Acrylic

Make It Monday Challenge over at

We were challenged to use acrylic paint with stamps so here's my card. I was also making Halloween cards
for a card exchange so I killed two birds with one stone. 


PAPER: Bitty Box Basics PP, Ripe Avocado
STAMPS: Spooky Sweets I & II, Outlines Alphabet, Just The Ticket

Other Supplies:   Pumpkin doily from $ store
                          Quickutz cookie cutter border die(Leafy Vine)
                           Black Acrylic paint(pumpkin face)
                           Ranger Archival Ink in Coffee and black

Hope to be back Tuesday or Wed with another. Thanks for stopping!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Make It Monday #31:Creating Backgrounds With Non Background Stamps

Another  MIM challenge over at

I was itchin to do another card and I did get a chance to do one more and here's what I used:

PTI Supplies:
PAPER:  Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy and Vintage Cream CS
STAMPS: Iconic Images, Forest Friends, Forest Friends Sentiments,
Half & Half and Vintage Labels
DIES: Half & Half die

Other Supplies:
INK: Memento in Rich Cocoa , Tim Holtz distess ink in Fired Brick and Peeled Paint
OTHER: Glossy Accents
It was really fun playing around with the Iconic Images to settle on a background!!
Until Tomorrow....hopefully.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Make It Monday #31: Creating Backgrounds With Non-background Stamps

I needed to get a little stash of baby cards so that's how I decided on this MIM and here's the link:  It's amazing what you can come up with when you play around a little bit with your stamps. There are a couple more I'd like to make for this challenge because I do have some other ideas brewing. Time could change things, but we'll see.

PTI Supplies: Raspberry Fizz CS, Button Boutique stamp set(for background, It says "cute as a button")
                     Just the Ticket stamp set for the sentiment, Border ticket die, parisian doily die.
Other supplies: scrap pink paper, half of a prima flower, scraps of bakers twine, I think the birds are by
                        Maya Road.
That's all for now. Thanks for stopping!!!

First day of 3rd grade!

Ready for a new year(3rd Grade), a new teacher and a new school!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Make It Monday #30: Colored Pencils

Here's my take on the MIM over at
I do not own copics myself and I'm not ready to purchase them yet. For the amount of coloring I do I can easily get away with colored pencils and distress inks. 

PTI Supplies:  Raspberry fizz card stock and felt, double ended banner die and Everyday Button Bits(sentiment)

Other supplies: Memento ink, metallic card stock, cuttlebug heart embossing folder, cut up prima flower for the heart and heart brad. Nellie's scallop die and bakers twine.

This is for a friend that is missing her cat. I hope it brings a smile to her face!