Monday, March 30, 2009

The Pink Elephant!

We were challenged this week to make an Easter card, and this is what I came up with. I have had these Easter stickers for a while and decided to pull them out.

I have been itching to try some of these cool scoring ideas going around and I scored to my hearts content on this card. I scored each line at 1/4" and made this wonderful bg. I also took some green cardtock and folded it, cutting it at intervals to make the grass, then adhered the stickers to the card.
I want to thank everyone who left all the wonderful ideas for my son's birthday. Thank you so much for joining in and helping me come up with some ideas. We have decided to do a treasure hunt. I also wanted to mention that I have posted the winner for the blog candy, please scroll down for the winners name.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Tempting Cupcakes!

The challenge for The Cuttlebug Spot this week is Double Embossing. This card was made using the double embossing on the main panel and also on the side panel. These colors just struck me this week, not sure why. This card is so bright and cheerful, makes me want to have a party. LOL!

After having two birthdays on Friday, I guess the birthday spirit was riding high. I used the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set from SU and paper pieced the cupcake papers and the stand. The icing was made using Liquid Applique and the cherries were colored using my Prismacolor markers. I also added the pearl dew drops around the edges.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Unity Blog Hop!

Welcome everyone that is stopping in to see me. I am so happy you are here.
I made this card this morning using the Unity bg stamp. I stamped using blush blossom SU ink and scored around the edges using the SU scoring tool. I added this K&Co sticker and some ribbon. The butterflies were from a Martha Stewart Butterfly punch I punched from dp and added some pearls for accents. I also pierced a little by the butterflies.
My favorite quote is "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Now here is the link for the next blog. Her name is Lorraine and you can visit her blog HERE she has some wonderful inspiration for you, hope you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again.

Card Details:
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
DP: K&Co
Stamps: Unity
Sticker: K&Co
Punches: Martha Stewart
Accessories: Ribbon, Pearls

Friday, March 27, 2009

Blog Candy Winner!

And the winner for the blog candy, chosen by Random.Org is # 52

Ellen Congratulations on winning the blog candy. Please email me your info. at

Black & White!

This card is for the Splitcoast Limited Supply Challenge. The challenge is to use only black and white.

I used black and white cardstock from Papertrey Ink and the dp is from La Creme paper pack by DCWV. The scalloped edge is made using a Martha Stewart heart punch. I took a piece of chipboard and added white glitter for the sparkle.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Fluttery Wings!

The challenge for my blogger group The Rubber Bombshells is to case Michelle. I have cased this card found HERE! I used all Papertrey Ink Cardstock for this card. I love this color combo. The butterflies were punched out using the Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, and I scored the lines onto the white cardstock and paper pierced around the main panel.

Monday, March 23, 2009

The Cuttlebug Spot Challenge #23

The challenge this week at The Cuttlebug Spot is a theme challenge. Spring is the theme this week, and I made card with this lovely bird from SU. I love this stamp set Always from SU, the little birdie is so cute. I used K&Co. DP and this wonderful ribbon I won from Card Patterns.

This weekend was so full with the blog hop in full swing and all the other normal weekend activities, but what a great weekend. I am glad for the week to start as the kids go back to school and things calm down around here. LOL!

The Pink Elephant!

The challenge for today is this fun sketch at The Pink Elephant. I found this adorable Martha Stewart punch and just had to use it today. Thinking of spring means that in Florida the weather starts getting very warm and ice cream is definitly on the list.

I used K &Co dp and puched the flowers using one side for the cone and flipping it to use the other side for the ice cream. I cuttlebugged the bg with the Swiss Dots folder and added some dew drops in the corner.

Thanks everyone for stopping it to see me during the blog hop. I hope you had fun.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Accordian Card!

I made this accordian card for The Pink Elephant. For more details and the complete tutorial you can check it out at The Pink Elephant.

Blog Candy!

To sign up for my blog candy offered for The Pink Elephant Easter Blog Hop. Click HERE! It will be up for grabs until March 27th.

Ella's Easter Egg Scramble!

Here is my word for Ella’s Easter Egg Scramble: htg nuge To play this game, if you didn’t arrive here from Lori R's blog, you’ll need to head over to The Pink Elephant and start from the beginning.

Once you have all 8 words unscrambled, send an email with your answers to thepinkelephantblog@... with the subject “Ella’s Easter Egg Scramble” by Sunday night at midnight EST.

Be sure to check out the other games going on this weekend at TPE too! There are some great prizes to be won! Now that you have your word from me, be sure to head over to Carol's to get another scrambled word.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Find Ella!

Let’s go on a little Easter hunt!

If you didn't come from Lori R's blog hop back over and get the letter from her blog.

Somewhere on the first page of my blog, you will find a picture of Ella’s face with a letter in the corner. Find the 7 other letters on my fellow design team members’ blogs, put them together and email the 8 letter word to with the subject line “Find Ella” by Sunday night at midnight EST.

Now that you have found the hiding letter here, you can hop on over to Carol's blog and "find Ella". Be sure to check out the other games going on this weekend at The Pink Elephant. There are some great prizes to be won!

Friday, March 20, 2009


Welcome to The Pink Elephant Blog Hop! I hope you have come ready to have fun! If you haven't come from Lori R's Blog you need to go back to The Pink Elephant and start from the beginning. You won't want to miss the fun things they have to share.

When I woke up this morning I was definitely thinking Spring. LOL! I made this card this morning thinking of the blog hop and wanting something bright and cheerful. The embossed frame around the image I scored using the SU scoring tool. Then I layered Summer Sun under white cardstock that I embossed using my oval Nestabilites. I added the ribbon and the adorable little butterflies from a Martha Stewart punch. I also added some small pearls for some added color.

I am also putting up some blog candy. This blog candy will be posted until March 27th. My oldest son will be turning 14 on the 27th so in order for you to be eligible for the blog candy I would like you to post a comment below with a craft idea, card idea or party idea for a 14 year old boy. Sometimes I just can't think of ideas for older boys, girls come easy but boys are more of a struggle, so I would love for all my blogging friends to help me celebrate his birthday special this year. This blog candy will close on the 27th of March and the winner will be posted on March 28th.

Everything in the photos here is included in this blog candy.

2 sheets of each design shown here of Autumn Leaves Foofala DP.
1 Unity Stamp
1 Studio G Thinking Of You Acrylic Stamp Set
1 Studio G Happy Birthday Acrylic Stamp Set
1 Autumn Leaves Butterfly/Sun Acrylic Stamp Set
1 Easter Acrylic Stamp Set with Clear Block and Ink Pad
1 Stickopotomus Vellum Sticker Pack (Shells)
1 Package Paper Flowers
1 Paperbilities Adhesive tags
1 Creative Imaginations Narratives Sticker Pack
Assortment of Ribbon
3 chipboard coasters
1 Heart Chipbards Book

When you are finished hop on over to Carol's Blog and see what she has to share with you.

The Pink Elephant Easter Blog Hop!

Please join us tonight at 7 pm EST for The Pink Elephant's Easter Blog Hop. There will be lots of fun things to create, games to play, prizes to win and blog candies to sign up for so hop on over and be prepared to have FUN! See you then!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Four In One!

I love to combine challenges, they help get me moving to make a card, and today I combined the Color Challenge at Splitcoast, the sketch at Card Patterns, the Timeless Tuesday Challenge and the Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge.

The colors for todays challenge was Real Red, Summer Sun, Kraft, and Basic Black. This Dp fit perfectly here so I couldn't resis pulling it out. Then of course black ribbon for the Timeless Tuesday challenge and Black gems for The Spoonful of Sugar. The sketch was so fun to work with today and I found myself really liking it.

I just had to use my Prismacolor markers that I purchased at Office Depot for 60% off and colored in this cute stamp from Flourishes.

I also wanted to link this card into the blog candy giveaway at Craft Goings On. If you haven't seen this blog candy you have to go check it out!

Monday, March 16, 2009

A Sketch!

The Cuttlebug Spot has a fun sketch for you this week. I took the sketch and turned it into a tag. This awesome tag was cut using my Cricut and I used black ribbon and stitched it . The cute little bird was paper pieced and the flower was also cut out using dp from the same paper pack. The flourishes were also cut using my Cricut.

Thanks so much for joining us at The Cuttlebug Spot.

Pink Elephant Challenge #6 BUTTONS!

Yep, you heard right ~ BUTTONS! Buttons are always fun, we can use them on almost anything, they can be plain and they can be fancy.

The challenge at The Pink Elephant this week is to use buttons. I love buttons and so that made this challenge even more fun.

The base of the card was made using Pumpkin Pie and I layered that using some dp. The scallop is from the Cricut. I layered three kinds of ribbon and added the buttons, and yes the pretty bauble on the bow is actually a button that I found in a sewing kit from many years ago. I love this button, and the sticker is from K&Co.

Also, there is a lot of fun planned at The Pink Elephant coming up soon. Please watch for all the exciting games and giveaways coming up. I will also be posting some blog candy soon so remember to keep checking back for more updates.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Soft Ballet!

I love combining challenges and this one was so fun to do. I combined 4 challenges on this card. The first was the color challenge from The Paper Clip, I used the sketch from CPS, the Inspiration Challenge from Splitcoast and the Glitter Challenge from The Cuttlebug Challenge.

I decided to stay simple on this card and not add a lot of layers so instead of cardstock I used stitching to add the lines on the dp. The dp has the so saffron flowers, I am not sure they show to great in this pic, but I loved the softness of it.

I found these stickers in Wal-Mart and thought immediatly of my daughter. She is 11 now, but has grown up so quickly. When she was little she love ballet and loved wearing all the little ballet outfits and shoes. Now she isn't into like she was when she was smaller but these stickers immediatly brought back all the memories of her wearing them.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I'm a Red Pen, What Are You?

I was out blogging and found this cute quiz. Check it out it was a lot of fun.

You Are a Red Pen

You have an eagle eye for detail, and this often means you end up finding mistakes in people's work.

You may seem quick to criticize or correct, but you think accuracy and truth is important.

You like to be involved in every project. You feel like you put the polishing touch on things.

You would make a good editor, detective, or accountant. When facts matter, you're the person to call on.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Happy Birthday!

I made this card for the 2Sketches4You sketch. I am not sure if I really like it but wanted to put it on anyway. The paper is from Papertrey Ink, and the chipboard is Company K. THis is a fun girly birthday card. The tags were cut using the Cricut George Cartridge.

Moments in Time!

I love these sketches by Card Patterns they are so fun to play with. I also combined this sketch with Splitcoast Color Challenge and the Our Creative Corner Challenge. I went with the vintage feel for this card. Originally I began thinking I was going to make an anniversary card, but I ended up with this card. These colors are so great together, and I just love this stamp set, the clocks are so fun to work with. I did lots of sewing on this card as I love the added texture it gives to the card. The rhinestone circle I purchased from Wal-Mart.

I flipped this sketch, but kept it basically the same. The very vanilla paper was sponged using Sahara Sand ink and the scalloped edge was doodled using Martha Stewar Opaque markers, then I rubbed it to give it a more vintage look. I also distressed the edges of the clock the main panel and the scallops. This scalloped edge was actually made using a Martha Stewart Punch.

Card Details:
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Ripe Avocado
Stamps: Time Flies
Accessories: Trinket Pins (ideaology), Muse Tokens(ideaology), Game Spinners(ideaology), antique copper brads (making memories), Clear Creations acetate tags(making memories).Adhesive Rhinestone Accents (Best Occasions), Ribbon (Pure Color)
Tools: Cuttlebug, Sewing Machine, Scallop Punch(Martha Stewart)
Techniques: Distressing, Sponging

Monday, March 9, 2009

This card is for the Serendipity Challenge at The Cuttlebug Spot. This technique is done by tearing strips of paper and glueing them down, then running it through the cuttlebug and embossing them.

I made this card using La Creme paper. I tore it into strips and attached it onto white cardstock using my adhesive then ran it through the cuttlebug. The stamp set I used was Happy Harmony and I added some glitter to add some sparkle. I also added some pearls to the side of the main image.

Pink Elephant Challenge #5

The challenge at TPE this week is to use Pink, Green and Brown. These are great colors to put together, and I had lots of fun making this card. I couldn't resist using cardboard on this card. I have seen it on a few cards recently and just love the effect and the texture it adds.

The frame around the verse is actually made using nestabilites. The large oval was cut using the large oval nestabilitie then I embossed around it using the large oval to create a frame effect. I used a smaller oval for the verse and cut around it on Kraft paper to help it stand out a little more, then added some rhinestones.

I also used lots of paper piercing on the top of the card and added a small flower I cut out using my Cricut, layered on top of that with a K&Co. sticker. The leaves are cut out using a Martha Stewart punch.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Lavender and Lace!

I found this challenge by Whiff of Joy. The challenge for this week is Lavender and Lace. This is my first Whiff of Joy card. I love this image of this little girl. She looks so sweet and innocent.

This card was made using Papertrey Ink Cardstock and DP. I used nestabilties to cut out the scalloped rectangles and colored in the image using Watercolor Crayons from SU.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Masculine Birthday!

My husband and my oldest sons birthdays are on the 27th of this month and I need to make cards for them. I made this card for my husband.

This card was made using Papertrey Inks Cardstock that I received yesterday. I was so excited when I won a years supply of cardstock from Papertrey Ink on their Anniversary Giveaways, and when the UPS man came yesterday and left me a box full of paper I just knew that I had to use it today.

I love this color combo, and I also love this stamp set that I won from CPS. This stamp set is by Our Daily Bread. The DP on this card was from Basic Gray.

The sketch I used was from 2 Sketches 4 You. I rounded the corners of the card and layered Black cardstock and Kraft cardstock. I also cut out the top part of the lighthouse from white cardstock and sponged it using River Rock Ink from Su. The key I purchased from JoAnn for 40% off.

Card Details:
Cardtock: Black, White, Kraft
DP: Basic Gray
Accessories: Ribbon (Basic), Keys (JoAnn Essentials), Snaps
Stamps: Keep My Lamp Burning (Our Daily Bread)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Wrapped Up Pieces!

Here is a quick card I made for the SCS Color Challenge. I used the All Wrapped Up stamp set by Flourishes, and paper pieced it using Basic Grey DP. I also cut out the ribbon using Old Olive SU cardtock.

The base of the card is made using Papertrey Ink brown and white cardstock, and layering it with Basic Gray DP. I also used my sewing machine to stitch around it.

The to panel was made using my large rectangle Nestabilites and large rectangles, cutting the scalloped recatangle from Old Olive SU cardstock and the large rectangle from PI White Cardstock. I layered the white on brown and trimmed it to add a little more dimension to the layer.

I also added some ribbon and pearls.


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