Saturday, July 30, 2011

Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger: Squares to Cherish

Hello Blog Readers,

Today I am sharing with you my Moxie Fab card!

Here is the inspiration:

I love this picture, mostly because of how bright and cozy it looks! I love white rooms, clean and simple for sure!

Here is my card:

I know it is very simple, but sometimes I just feel like making a simple card. I love how it turned out. I really love PTI's Postmark Stamps, so classic!

Well I am off to spend the rest of the evening at the fair with my kiddos and hubby! Have a great day!

Thanks for stopping by,




Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Stamp-a-faire Challenge #10


Just popping in to share my card for the final challenge over at PTI. The challenge was to add a stamped focal point over a stamped background.

Versamark was one of my best purchases in the ink department by far! I love using it to watermark images .

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Monday, July 25, 2011

PTI Blog Hop


It has been such a busy couple of weeks (with plenty of birthday cakes and ice cream), but I did manage to make a card for the blog hop. Can you believe I almost forgot to load it!

Here is the challenge photo:

Here is my take on the challenge:

Well, I am off to go play around with the NEW! Half and Half Set (crossing my fingers that the kids sleep 20 more minutes)!!

Thanks for stopping in,


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Stamp-a-faire Challenge #9

Challenge #9: Look at a stamp image in a different way

Well, if you are a frequent viewer of my blog you know that I have done this image a few times so if the picture is to blurry you can look at the little flower here. When I saw the challenge I knew I just had to do this little flower again. It is kind of like a begonia, which my Dad always plants every year. Well it has been fun following along with the challenges, my company enjoyed watching me, which is interesting because no one ever watches me make cards!

Have a great night,


Stamp-a-faire Challenges 6 and 7

I see that there isn't a link to Challenge #7 so I will add it to the end of this page. (It was my fav. so I have to share that one)

Challenge #6: Notch Challenge

Challenge #7: Using 2 to 3 images layered together.

I just love how this card turned out and how the images work together. (Rather simple, but looks great in real life I promise (Wink wink!) ) The images are from Button Boutique, Bitty Backgrounds, and Happy Trails.

Thanks so much,


Stamp-a-faire Challenge #5

So excited to be dropping back in to share some more cards I made for the PTI Challenges!!! I am going to share them quickly so I can spend some time with Hubby before he falls asleep!

For the challenge I created my border with a tag from the Birthday Tags 2011.

Thanks so much,


Stamp-a-faire Challenge #1

Well I am in to the ole blogo kind of early today to participate in the Stamp-a-Faire Challenges with PTI. If you place an order for over $100 you get a free set today only. Since I have already spent my craft budget for the month I decided I would have some fun and try to win the free set!

We are having company over today so my DH watched the boys while I put together a card, hopefully I can come back and share more. The first challenge was to create a project featuring patterned strips created with your favorite decorative element. For my card I paired the Polka Dot II with buttons and rinestones!! I colored the rinestone brown with a marker to blend in more with the overall colors.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Make It Monday #24: Dry Brushing

Back again today to share my Make it Monday Card!! This weeks technique is Dry Brushing and since I love paints of any kind I had to put something together. Today I created a little postcard for a little baby girl using the Postmarks set and the Button Card die. I find that this little Button Card Die is the perfect size to create the look of a little postcard. I used Versamark Dazzle to stamp the little flower on the background. I like the look, but if I were doing this card again I would probably just leave the background clean, so that the focus could be on the postcard. Sweet Blush has been the last color I am slowly adding to my collection of PTI colors. I though I would never use pink, but I love it so much (the ribbon is my favorite)!

Today I am leaving you with a quote I love .... "All dreams come true ...if you have the courage to pursue them."

I have been thinking a lot about my dreams and my hopes. It seems like the older my kids get the more precious life seems to be and I am realizing how fast if goes by. There are so many things I would love to do in life and sometimes I stop myself from even trying. I know that God has a plan and a place for me, but I am kind of scared to find out what it might be.

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Week 4 Color Combo: Summer Online Card Class

Hello All,

Today's post showcases my Week 4 Color Combo Card! I can't believe this is the last week!

I have learned a lot about color in these past 3 weeks. Putting more than three colors together on a card has always been a challenge for me, so working on the color combos each week has been great practice. Speaking of more than 3 colors I went ahead and added three more colors to the color combo. (he he) As I was working on this card I realized it was missing an element and decided I would add some color to make the balloons float off into the sunset. Since the colors are no where close to the colors in the combo I realize I may be breaking the rules lol! But for the sake of the card I had to put the extra colors. I firmly believe that art shouldn't have rules, it should just be fun! Blah Blah, So anyway I hope you enjoyed my explanation. lol

I started out by inking up Hero Arts Background Clouds stamp just on the edges with PTI's Hawaiian Shores. This left an available space for the bright shiny sun, which I added by sponging Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise and Sweet Blush.

The small button doesn't quite show up but it does match the lightest of the blues and it comes from PTI. The dark blue button is Sassafras and the other button hails from Micheal's.
The sentiment and Hot Air Balloons come from PTI's Everyday Button Bits.

Thanks so much for stopping in,


Friday, July 15, 2011

My sweet baby Laughing!

Make it Monday # 23: Pockets

Hello blog readers,

Today I have a little card I put together for the Make it Monday Challenge #23. I am having so much fun with these challenges. Sometimes I get in a little rut and need something to get me going again.
For my card I choose to use Lavender Moon, Fine Linen, Kraft and Rustic Cream for the card base. Stamp wise I used a little bit of everything. I used It's Official for the background, Fancy Florishes, and Happy Trails. The insert for my pocket is stamped with a Happy Trails swirl that I talked about in this post.

Thanks for stopping in,


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Stamp It Card Publication !!

Hello everyone,

Can you believe that I forgot to post these!! Anyway today I am finally sharing with you two cards that were published in Stamp It !! Cards! I can't tell you how excited I was to get the email requesting my cards. There are so many wonderful cards in this magazine so to be included in there is a dream come true!

(above) The white wedding card is mine!!

Here is my second card (Miss You Bird), right next to Maile Belles Card!!!
She is one of my favorite cardmakers so this was so exciting!

Thanks so much for stopping by,


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Online Summer Card Class Week 3 Color Combo

Hello all,

Happy Tuesday!! Today I am hopping in to share my card for week 3 of the Summer Online Class. I used Lawn Fawn's Lunar Lights for my card today! Aren't these just adorable, whenever I get them out it doesn't take long to have a card!! :)

Before I leave I do have to mention that today is my little boys birthday! He is 3 years old, which I can't believe! We tried so hard to make his day special, so I hope it was.

Thanks for stopping in,


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Moxie Fab Beautiful Borders Challenge


Today I am sharing my card for the Moxie Fab Beautiful Borders Challenge.

The first thing I did was pull out my EK Success Embossed Curve Edger. My goal was to make a big flower as a center piece. I used some American Crafts cardstock and cut it to 1 1/2 x 12, then punched the edge. I then folded the flower and shaped it. I used PTI Beautiful Blooms die #2 to make the center flower out of yummy felt. I added some stitching for added interest and a PTI button to finish it off. I wanted the base of my card to be rather simple since the flower was the focus. So I stamped the NEW Mehndi Medallions from PTI in sweet blush onto sweet blush cardstock. To finish the card I added a sentiment from the PTI 2010 Anniversary Set.

Thanks so much for stopping in,


Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Just stopping in to wish everyone a very safe and HAPPY 4th!!! Today just happens to be my hubby's birthday. For breakfast he requested waffles,which I had to wipe up from scratch because I ran out of mix. I love looking for new recipes and also love to cook so this was no problem. :)

I'm also enrolled in the Online Summer Card Camp!!! (Love it so far!) Here is a link to my flickr where I have been uploading the cards for the color challenges. It is faster for me to link to flickr these days. :)

Thanks for stopping in

Saturday, July 2, 2011

A Note of Thanks


Today I am sharing a card that I made using Papertrey Ink's Happy Trails set. The idea for this card came from a commercial I saw while watching TV. I saw squiggly lines similar to the ones found in the Happy Trails set. In the commercial the lines came together to make a flower. I played around a bit and this is what I came up with! :) The small flower uses the smallest of the swishy lines and the background is created using the largest of the lines. I am really really happy with the look, very simple but not if you know what I mean!! This is what I was talking about yesterday when I mentioned the versatility of this set!

Thanks so much for stopping in,


Friday, July 1, 2011

Take Care

Hello All,

I thought I would share a new card with you today. I made this card for a customer who ordered some Get well and Sympathy cards at my card party. Yesterday as I was finishing up the order my new PTI stamps came in the mail! :) I bought Happy Trails, which is a wonderful new set, and decided to throw this card together! :) (Happy Trails is a very versatile stamp set, which is number one for me when I buy stamps.) I paired the stamps with the NEW! Sassfrass Lass Sunshine Broadcast . (Which, by the way looks sold out at TwoPeas so I am glad I got my hands on in when I did!) Below is a picture of the packaging I put the cards in. Can you guess where I got the container... Yep its from PTI!! They send you these handy boxes for each stamp set and I just can't throw them all away. I just cover up their adhesive marks with ribbon and off it goes to another home! :)