Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sewing Mends the Soul...

First of all....Happy New Year Everyone!! I hope you have one of the best ever!! This is a card I made a while back because I have been busy making Valentine cards but havent had the time to take photos of them until then heres a fun clean and simple style card...I stamped and cut out each image and put some thread around the spool...Sakura Stardust Pen in silver was added to the thimble...Thanks for coming by the past year and I hope you continue to stop by in the upcoming year...Hugs, Cookie
Supplies: Stamps by TPC, Ink Stazon, Copics, Pop Dots, Thread, Sakura Stardust in Silver

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Hi! I wanted to take the time to wish each and everyone who stops by "A Very Merry Christmas" and "Happy New Year!" This is a CAS card using the Recollections 3-D Embellishments from last year that I still have in my stash...Just put them on a cut out snowhill and blue background with stars in the sky behind them...I thought it would be a fun card to put on here with the snow falling over the blog...Hugs....Cookie
Supplies: Recollections Embellishments, Papers by SU and Recollections, Pop Dots, Twinkle Star Bling

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holly Mimi...

Hi! Its time for another Mimi from Penny Black...I just LOVE this Christmas set...There are so many cute images to chose from...I used some red bling bling to put over the holly for sparkle...and sakura stardust pen was used on the snowflakes and her wings for even more sparkle...I cant believe Christmas is almost here...I am never ready on time are you? Have a great rest of the week!
Supplies: Mimi Christmas Stamp Set by Penny Black, Copics, Papers by SU ane Recollections and DCWV, Bling, Sakura Stardust Pen, Pop Dots and Ribbon

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Hedgehog and Holly

Happy Thursday!! I have had so much fun making Christmas cards this year...Its just what I needed to get back into cardmaking...Today I am sharing my Hedgehog and Holly card with you...I LOVE adding bling bling to my cards for a little extra something and the sparkle...On this card my red bling fit perfectly over the holly berries...Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by...
Supplies: Hedgehog by Penny Black, Papers by Recollections, Stampin Up and DCWV, Pop Dots and Bling

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Snowmen in Florida?

I know you might be thinking Snowmen in Florida??? I dont usually use snowmen as part of my holiday decor but when I saw these sweet wooden snowmen I thought they were so cute! I found the tree in the background at Old Time Pottery for only 4 bucks and added some battery operated twinkle lights and tucked the battery holder inside the basket I put the tree in that was only 99 cents! The lantern I picked up at Michaels in the Wedding section...its a simple whimsical centerpiece for the dinette that lights up really pretty at night...Stop by The Lettered Cottage for some really awesome Christmas Ideas!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Angel...

Hey! I wanted to share another one of the Christmas Mimi Set images from Penny Black...I really wanted to cut out and pop up the star for fun and I also added some sakura stardust pen to make it sparkle...I first stamped Mimi then scanner her and resized to make her a bit bigger than the original ( I LOVE being able to do that with the computer).
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Supplies: Stamp Set Mimi Christmas by Penny Black, Papers by Recollections and DCWV, Ribbon, Pop Dots, Copics, Sakura Stardust Pen in Gold

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Penguin Snowtop...

Hi! Hope you are having a great weekend so far! I had this patterned paper by DCWV stashed away and thought I would get it out and use it as my background for these cute little penguins...I added the snowhill and put some bling in the center of some of the snowflakes for fun...Thanks so much for stopping by!
Supplie: Recollections 3-D from 2010, DCWV and Recollections Paper and Bling

Thursday, December 1, 2011


I LOVE Nutcrackers! They come in so many different styles and sizes...Today I wanted to share this photo I took at my Aunt Melba and Uncle Bill's house during Christmas last year...I found out they love them too! Arent they cute?! So when I saw these 3-D Embellishments I just had to get them...Hey Penny not sure if this is the set you were thinking of or not but here it is...And like all the Recollection 2011 Christmas sets I just place them on the white cardstock and mat them with a color to coordinate...Super easy! And I love that....Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!
Supplies: Recollections 2011 Embellishments, Pop Dots, Paper by SU and Recollections

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mimi on a Sleigh..

Hey! I wanted to take a slight break from posting the Recollections 3-D cards to show you this cute stamp by Penny Black...Isnt Mimi so sweet on her sleigh? I just couldnt resist adding a pom pom to her hat and some sakura sparkle pen was added to the snow although it doesnt show up in the photo...I will be back on Friday to show you another of the Recollections Christmas 2011 stickers sets...Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Supplies: Penny Black Mimi Christmas, Paper by SU and Recollections and DCWV, Pop Dots, Copics, Pom Pom, Sakura Stardust Pen and White Gel Pen

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Recollections 2011 Part Two...

Hey! Hope you are doing great on this day before Thanksgiving....I told you I had some more Recollections to share with you from the 2011 Collection...Just like my previous post this is just as simple and it gets! I even used the exact same layout as it comes in the package...Other than taking them off and placing them on white cardstock and matting them...When you have something as cute as these embellishments you just let them speak for themselves...Clean and Simple...Hey Penny I always think of you when I post these cause I know how much you love the Recollections stickers too! Have a great day everyone and a Wonderful Thanksgiving!
Supplies: Paper by SU and Recollections, Embellishments by Recollections

Friday, November 18, 2011

Recollections Christmas Collection 2011

Hey! I am starting to get in the mood for Christmas! I love seeing the CUTE 3-D stickers that Recollections comes out with for every holiday...This is one of the sets for the 2011 Christmas Series...Arent these guys the cutest! I love how they put so much detail in them bits of bling bling and some acetate for ice for them to skate on...I will be sharing more of the collection in the next few days and as I like to do CAS style to showcase the images just as they are...Just matting and placing and thats it! I even use the same layout they come in to make it super simple during a busy time! Thanks for stopping by today...Have a great weekend!
Supplies: Recollections 3-D Sticker Embellishments, Paper by SU and Recollections and Pop Dots

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Winkie the Red Nosed Reindeer (Rudolphs Cousin)

Hi! Hope you are doing great! And I hope you enjoyed seeing my Aunt Lori' wonderful Halloween creations...She does such a great job and she really enjoys sharing them...I have been on a long break from card making and was inspired to get back into it when I saw this CUTE Hero Arts stamp at Michaels...As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to make a clean and simple card and to add a bit o' bling to his nose and some gingham ribbon to keep his neck warm for fun...I am thinking this just might be my 2011 card this year...I really need to keep it simple since I make ALOT! I hope you like it...I am glad to be back...Thanks for stopping by today...Have a wonderful week! Ok now you know I have to play Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer :D
Supplies: Hero Arts Winking Reindeer, Copic, Red Bling, Offray Gingham Ribbon, Pop Dots, Papers by Recollections

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween! A Yummy Card by Guest Designer Lori Hamilton

Happy Halloween!! I am ready for some Trick or Treaters to stop by...Hope we get a few, last year there werent very many...A special treat for me was having these CUTE cards to share with you that my Aunt Lori made...Arent they adorable! This is the last of the three and I wanted to share with you not only the outside but how Lori does the insides too! On the outside she used so many wonderful details like the spider web punches and ribbon she thread through a slot on the card! She is really mastering her copic shading too! Wish I could...On the inside she adds a Martha Stewart envie but covered it in coordinating clever is that! And on the right you can see where she put her green paper through the spider web cuttlebug folder...She thinks of everything! I love the matted labels too...I wanted to give a shout out to Sue who emailed me asking if Lori had a blog...Sue loved her work...I passed the message on Sue and Lori says maybe one day when she retires...but until then I can post more of her designs in the future...Thanks so much to Lori Hamilton for letting me showcase her work and sending me these CUTE cards...We love you!!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

No Trick All Treats...Guest Designer: Lori Hamilton

Hi! As promised heres another CUTE card by Guest Designer Lori Hamilton! Isnt this the sweetest! I love all the wonderful papers she used on this card...And another great layout too! Check out the tiny black gems on the label perfectly lined up...Please stop by tomorrow and I will have one more to show along with how she finishes off the inside of her cards...Thanks for stopping by! And special thanks to my Aunt Lori for sending these wonderful cards to our home...They are sitting pretty in the living room :D

A Treat for Halloween! Guest Designer: Lori Hamilton

Happy Halloween Everyone! I have a special treat in store for you...I will be featuring the card designs of Lori Hamilton today and tomorrow...I LOVE her work! She is great at layouts and details...Isnt this the cutest!! Here she used a Kraftin Kimmie image colored with copics and layered in complimenary colors! Stamping up glitter brads were used as embellishments and Lori used her cuttlebug on the green and orange paper for interest...I LOVE the punched out bat she added also...Please come back later on tonight for a new post of another of Lori' Halloween cards! Have a great day!

Friday, August 26, 2011

EEK and BOO!

Hi! Hope everyone is doing great! I am ready for the summer to be over and fall to begin arent you? Its been really hot here in Florida! Today I wanted to share with you a card I made using some brand new Recollection stickers I found at Michaels...They always have the cutest 3-D stickers for the holidays...They used to be only .99 cents which was a steal! Now they are 1.29 but worth every penny! They make for a cute card fast....I just took the stickers off the acetate and placed them on a white piece of cardstock (I tend to place them just like they are on the acetate cause they are usually just the right balance) then I matted them and added a spider web border on the bottom...Some of these cute little guys have googlie eyes and the spider is fuzzy and soft...Some "Happy Halloween" ribbon was added for fun! Quick and Easy... Thanks so much for stopping by...Have a great weekend!
Supplies: Recollections Halloween Stickers, Ribbon, Papers by SU and Recollections and Spider Punch by Martha Stewart

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Featured Artist: Lori Hamilton

Hi! I hope you are having a wonderful week so far! Today I am featuring one of my favorite card designers, her name is Lori Hamilton...Lori LOVES creating and does it with such a passion...Isnt this card beautiful! I just LOVE the papers and colors she chose and all the details like the side border punch and tiny pearls...One of my favorite things she does is coordinate her envelopes to match (as pictured here) I just LOVE that!! I was the lucky recipient of this wonderful card along with several others she has made me over the years...Thank you Lori for all your wonderful work and creativity that you share with so many! You're the best!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Close to You...

I have been on a Penny Black fest for a while now...Their stamps are just so darn cute! This is a Mimi stamp I recently got from my "Fairy Craft Mother" (thats what I call my Aunt) and speaking of my Aunt I will be posting a card made by her this week too...Its so pretty and I cant wait to share it with you...For this Mimi card I added a button and used some dental floss to thread it since its so easy to thread then some gingham ribbon tags to the right and some bling on a few of the flowers...I have been on a gingham kick too...I couldnt help but think of the Carpenters song "Close to You" when I named my post...Now I have to post that song! Enjoy! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great week...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hello Friend...

Hi! Hope today is finding you well! I have been having a blast making cards with Penny Black stamps...They are one of my all time favorite! Their images are always so cute and stamp a very crisp image everytime. On this card I stamped the image twice so I could cut out both of the mice and pop them up using dimensionals...I used my three in one punch by Martha Stewart to add the butterfly with a bit of bling in the center for interest...Then a bit of gingham ribbon on the right side for fun...Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful week...

Supplies: Cling Stamp by Penny Black, Ink by Momento and Copics, Papers by SU, MM and Recollections, Butterfly Punch by Martha Stewart, Ribbon, Pop Dots and Bling

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Mimi is making cupcakes!

Hi! Hope you are doing great this weekend...Its pouring the rain here right now but we need it so its a good thing...My Aunt recently gave me several Penny Black stamps and this cutie was one of them...I just love Mimi! She is so cute and fun to color....On this card I cut out and popped up the cupcake (and added some red bling for the cherry) and then popped up her hat too...I found some old ribbon in my stash that went well with the colors I used and it gave a little something extra...Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day!
Supplies: Stamp by Penny Black, Momento Black Ink, Copics Markers, Pop Dots, Ribbon and Papers by DCWV, Recollections and SU

Friday, July 8, 2011

Crusin Mimi

I just LOVE these cute stamps by Penny Black...This one is called "Mimi on the Go"...My Aunt was so sweet to get me several of these stamps recently and I couldnt wait to ink them up! On this card I stamped and cut out the image, added brads on the wheels and made a little scene with blue paper for sky, designer paper for land and cloud and circle punches finish it off...She was so much fun to color too! Hope your doing great and keeping cool during this summer weather...Thanks for crusing by!
Supplies: Penny Black Stamps Mimi on the Go, Papers by DCWV, Recollections and SU, Ink by Momento and Copics, Brads, Pop Dots, Circle Punch and Cloud Punch

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hoo Loves Ya Owl...

Hi! I hope your doing great! I finally got a chance to use this cute SU Owl Punch...And I combined it with some punched out clouds and part of another punch that makes the branch you see him sitting on...I also used my large circle punch and added a few star blings for fun...This card was so much fun to make and I really liked using the designer paper as part of the owl to coordinate with the left panel...It gives it a more completed look...Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great week....
Supplies: SU Punches (Owl and Bird Branch) Marvy Large Round Punch, Fiskars Cloud Punch, DCWV papers, SU Paper, Recollections Paper, Pop Dots, Ribbon and Star Bling

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Pretty in Pink...

Hi! Hope everyone is doing great! My photoshop program is missing for now so I am having to use a basic paint program...Its not as crisp but it gets the job done...I cant wait to get my old one back...but till then I hope this card photo will do...I fell in love with this Mo's Digital Image as soon as I saw it! I used them right away! I cut out the bow and popped it up for dimension and added some gingham paper and a bit of ribbon for fun...I am so happy I purchased this digi I will be using it alot! Thanks so much for stopping by today...Have a great day...
Supplies: Digi Image by Mo's Digital Pencil, Papers by Recollections, SU and MM, Ribbon, Pop Dots and Copics

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Fathers Day!

I want to take the time to say Happy Fathers Day to all you Dads out there! And for the special day I wanted to share a card I made using this cute Snoopy image paired with a sentiment by Studio G...The Snoopy was stamped then cut out and using pop dots for dimension I placed him on top of the sentiment...A Clean and Simple Design which is my favorite kind...I hope all the Dads out there have a GREAT day today...Thanks for all you do....
Supplies: Snoopy Stamp by Stampabilities, Sentiment Stamp by Studio G, Papers by SU and Recollections, Pop Dots, Copics and Momento Ink Pad in Black

Sunday, June 12, 2011


I am dedicating this post to one of my BFFs...Her name is Dede...We have known each other for many, many years and I am proud to call her my friend...We share some great memories and I am so glad I found her again after years had passed with the help of the internet...I couldn't help but think of her when I made this card...I love ya Dede! Thanks for being my friend...

Supplies: Stamp by Penny Black (from my sweet Aunt Lori), Ink by Momento, Paper by SU, Recollections and MM, Pop Dots, Ribbon, Copics and Bling

Thursday, June 9, 2011

I Love You...(I admit it)

Hi! Hope you are doing GREAT! One of my all time top designers in the card world is Julie Ebersole of Paper Trufflez! I just LOVE her style!! Over at SCS they used her card for the sketch challenge and I couldnt wait to play....Its such a Clean and Simple card but packs alot of interest...And thats whats great about her designs...I used a red and white gingham and a dollar stamp by Studio G for the sentiment...The SU Three in One punch was used staggered down the right of the card and bling was added for sparkle and popped up for dimension...White satin ribbon tied on the side and that completes by card for the challenge! LOVE this layout and will use it again...Thanks Julie for sharing your talents with us! Your the best!!
Supplies: Stamp by Studio G, Papers by MM and Recollections, Pop Dots, Bling, White Ribbon and SU Heart Punch

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Happy Bird-Day!

Hi! Hope you are doing well...Over at SCS they have a Clean and Simple challenge using puns...Heres the link if you want to play along...Theres some great cards over there! One of my favorite things to do is take a stamp that is small and make it bigger and thats what I did here...I used to see stamps and think "That would be so cute if it were just bigger" cause some of them are so small especially the dollar stamps...Then it hit me! I can stamp it, scan it and resize it to any size I want! And thats what I did with this dollar stamp I got a while back...On this card I cut out the cage and punched a hole to string ribbon through the top added some blue chalk for sky then computer generated the Happy Bird-Day to make a banner...The clouds were punches my Aunt Lori sent me that I have been dying to use...This was a fun card to make and super simple! Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great week!
Supplies: Stamp by Studio G, Paper by Recollections, Ribbon, Pop Dots and Cloud Punches

Friday, June 3, 2011

Dad...Heres your sign....

Hey! Fathers Day will be here before you know it so I have been working on some cards for the shop...I combined my Snoopy stamp with one of the sentiments in a dollar assortment by Studio G a while back...Its makes for a great sign for Snoopy to hold...A toothpick was used and taped on the back of the sign and a bit of tape on the toothpick to secure on his hand...Snoopy was stamped and cut out and popped up...Thanks so much for stopping by!
Supplies: Snoopy Stamp by Stampendous, Papers by SU and Recollections,Momento Ink, Copics, Pop Dots and Toothpick

Friday, May 27, 2011

Bunny in High Heels...

Hi! Hope your having a wonderful weekend so far...I just LOVE this stamp my Aunt gave me a while back and I wish I would have inked it up sooner! On this card I cut out and popped up the shoes and her purse and put a silver bead on the purse front...Some Sakura Red Stardust Pen was used on her necklace for a bit of sparkle...I didnt have a scallop punch big enough so I pieced together two to get the size I wanted...just tape to secure it and if you make your image piece big enough you wont even see where you pieced it together! Isnt this the cutest bunny! I just love the lipstick she is wearing...Thanks so much for stopping by...
Supplies: Stampabilities Hopper, Stazon Ink Black, Papers by DCWV, SU and Recollections, Marvy Scalloped Punch, Pop Dots, Ribbon, Copics, Watercolor Pencil, Blender Pen, Sakura Stardust Red Pen and Silver Bed

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Bird Watching...

Hey! Hope you are all doing great today! I have been busy making cards for the shop and a couple of special orders and havent had much time to post or play many of the challenges over at SCS...But today I am taking a break and getting in on the fun...This is my first time inking up this beautiful stamp by Stampabilities House Mouse called "Bird Watching"...I kept it clean and simple with the focus on the image...I watercolored it and cut out and popped up the bird and mouse for fun...pearls accents and ribbon were added to dress it up a bit...Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
Supplies: Stamp by Stampabilities House Mouse, Papers by SU and Recollections, Watercolor Pencils by Kimberly, Blender Pen by Tombow, Pop Dots, Ribbon by Offray, Pearls Accents by Recollections and Black Ink by Stazon

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mimi Time!

Hey! I hope all you Moms out there had a wonderful Mothers Day! I am in love with this cute Mimi stamp my Aunt sent me....I think she is so adorable...I popped up the present and the flower in her hair and added some bling bling for fun! My favorite colors are showcased here too...Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day...
Supplies: Stamp by Penny Black, Papers by SU, MM and Recollections, Copics, Momento Ink, Ribbon, Pop Dots and Bling

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Movie Date Girl

I am so happy I found out about Karen Doodles Site! I LOVE her images...They are so cute and so much fun to color...On this digi image I kept it very clean and very simple in the layout with all the focus on the image...I cut out and popped up the popcorn and her drink for dimension...If you get a chance check out her site....Karen Doodles
Supplies: Digi Image by Karen Doodles Movie Date Girl, Paper by SU and Recollections, Copic Markers and Pop Dots

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Holy Communion....

Hi! Hope your having a great day...I had a request to make a First Holy Communion card and since I dont have any stamps that I could use for that I went to my trusty google and found a wonderful site called "Karen Doodles" and guess what she had? An awesome collection of Digi images and I found some that were perfect for my request so I ordered several of her images once I found her site! She has some really cute stuff and I will be sharing more as the week goes on...On this one I sized it to what I liked then cute her out and added some tiny pearls to her tiara and waistband...I kept the design very clean and simple where the focus was totally on the sweet image...I typed out the occassion then matted it on circle punches and hung it from a jumper ring on a sheer white ribbon...Thanks so much for stopping by!
Supplies: Karen Doodles Digi, Paper by SU and Recollections, Ribbon, Pop Dots, Pearls, Copics, Circle Punches and Jumper Ring

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Just a note...Boy version..

I am dedicating this post to my Grandson...We miss you and love you very much! On this card I cut out and popped up the images in three diffent pieces for dimension...Isnt this the sweetest image! You can find this cute digi image here...
Supplies: Digi by Heather Ellis, Papers by SU, MM and Recollections, Copics, Pop Dots and Ribbon

Monday, April 25, 2011

Just a note...

Hi! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter! I just LOVE these cute images by Heather Ellis...I had so much fun making this...I cut out the whole image and then the envelope and ink and popped them up...curled the letter just a bit on the top...This is done in my favorite style "Clean and Simple"...Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!
Supplies: Digi Image Pure Innocence, Papers by SU, MM and Recollections, Copics, Pop Dots and Ribbon

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter!

I wanted to take the time to wish you all a Very Happy Easter! I have been super busy making Easter cards for the shop and have had so much fun making them...I just love the pastel colors that springtime brings...On this card I used one of my very first SU sets...I cut out and popped up the bunny and added a pom pom for the tail...I also cut out the basket to tie on the ribbon...Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies: SU Hello Spring Set, Papers by MM, SU and Recollections, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Pop Dots,Ribbon, Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Butterfly Punch and Bling

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Beach Fun...

Hey! I hope today finds you happy! In my series of cards using "Recollections" Stickers I thought these would make a great summer card...For either a "Have a great vacation" or how about an invite to a friend for a day at the beach...Whatever you chose for the occassion these stickers from Recollections are so much fun in their details...On this card I left the stickers in place right on the acetate they came on and just cut it out and matted it...You can hide the pop dots right behind the stickers if you want to pop up the whole set...And another reason to make your card this way is you can then let the recipient either keep it as is or use the stickers on a scrap page for your trip to the beach along with a photo from the event...Fun and super easy! Thanks for stopping by today...
Supplies: Stickers by Recollections, Papers by Recollections and SU and Pop Dots

Friday, April 15, 2011

World's Best Dad...

Hi! Hope you are doing great on this Friday night...I wanted to share another card I made that features stickers from the "Recollections" series for this year...My last post was in honor of Moms so I thought it only fitting to give the Dads out there some props too...On this I placed the stickers as they were than matted them on the light blue with a strip of yellow down the center...Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend... Supplies: Stickers by Recollections, Papers by SU and Recollections and Pop Dots

Monday, April 11, 2011

Moms in the Kitchen...

Hey! Hope you had a wonderful weekend...This week I wanted to showcase some of the great stickers that "Recollections" has out...They are so great for making a cute card fast just by arranging them in a way thats pleasing to the eye and matting them with pop dots...Isnt this a cute set! And for only 99 cents you have a fun card to give Mom...Thanks so much for stopping by...I will be posting another sticker card in a couple of days...Come on back! Supplies: Stickers by Recollections, Papers by SU and Recollections and Pop Dots

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Mimi and Poodle...

Hey! Have I ever told you guys how much I LOVE these cute stamps by Penny Black?...I love everything they make and this cute set is no exception...Its the Mimi in Paris collection and I chose to use Mimi and her sweet poodle in some springtime colors...Its one of my favorite color combos...The hat,butterfly and poodle were cut out for dimension...Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day! Supplies: Stamps by Penny Black (Mimi in Paris Set) Ink by Stazon in Black, Papers by SU and Recollections, Watercolor Pencils by Kimberly, Copics and Pop Dots

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Baby Feet...

Hey! Well its Spring Break over here at our house and its been so nice out...I hope you are enjoying some nice weather too! I wanted to share a card I made for a challenge over at SCS to use colored ink...I chose a blue ink and stamp both by SU!...Arent these baby feet so cute! I kept in CAS since thats my favorite style and added a bit of gingham ribbon as a tag and a button that I threaded with floss...I did one in pink and this one in blue...Hope you like it! Have a great week... Supplies: Stamp by SU, Papers by Recollections and SU, Button by SU, Pop Dots and Gingham Ribbon and Floss

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

At the Cafe...

Hi! I hope today finds you well! I just LOVE these Mimi Stamps by Penny Black...The sets are so versatile and come with several stamps in the set so you can mix and match...My only wish is that they come out with a Miles version of this set...Everytime I make a card using Mimi my hairdresser says I wish it was a guy instead of a girl...So I am hoping they come out with some more Miles sets...On this one I used three of the stamps to make this scene of Mimi enjoying some java with her cute dog near by at the cafe...I added a bit of bling on the dogs collar for fun..I popped up different portions for dimension (Her beret,the dog, the coffee cup and the cafe sign). My FCM (Fairy Craft Mother) got me this adorable set...I hope she doesnt see this card cause its going to her house...If you do Aunt Lori...Thank you so much for getting this set for me...I LOVE IT!!! Thanks so much for stopping by today! You can find this set here...
Supplies: Penny Black Mimi in Paris Set, Stazon Black Ink, Pop Dots, Bling, Papers by SU, Recollections and DCWV, Watercolor Pencils and Copics and Ribbon

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Buttons and Lace...

Hi! I hope you are all enjoying some of this beautiful weather we are having...In Florida its getting hot already! But its so pretty outside with everything blooming and butterfly's flying around...I am hoping to get some new cards done and posted but until then here is a recent one I made for a challenge over at SCS...And I finally pulled out my lace I have had for a while to use on this card...I just love the look of lace on a card and have always liked using buttons too which I dont do as much as I should...This is one of my favorite color combos and I thought it would make a cute baby girl card...Hope you like it! Have a wonderful weekend!
Supplies: Papers by SU and Paperbilities, Lace, Pop Dots, Buttons and Computer

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

St. Patty...

Hey! Hope you all are doing great! I have been looking for a cute image to make St. Pattys Day cards and I finally found it! Of course it would be Pink Cat Studio where I would end up....They just released some really cute images just for St. Pattys Day...I found some green gingham in my stash to add to my yellow, orange and white cardstock...Some black brads for buttons and a bit of gold sakura pen for sparkle on the gold and his buckles...The hat and pot of gold were cut out and popped up for dimension...I was tempted to add something else but really wanted the focus to be on the popped up items...Thanks so much for stopping by...To find this cute set heres the link...
Supplies: Digi by Pink Cat Studio, Papers by SU, MM and Recollections, Pop Dots, Black Brads, Watercolor, Copic and Sakura Stardust Pen

Friday, March 11, 2011

Wedding Anniversary

Hi! Hope you are doing great! I had so much fun making this card...I found this baroque frame on google images and resized,cut and layered it to make this anniversary card...To make it extra special I used the punched out cupids and attached them as if they were holding up the frame...Some bling was added for a bit of elegance...The center of the frame was cut out so I could pop it up for dimension...Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great weekend...
Supplies: Baroque Frame Image, Pop Dots, Bling, Punched Cupids and Edwardian Font

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Punchy Art...

Hi! Hope your having a wonderful week so far...Todays post is a card I made for the Color Challenge over at SCS (my second home). Many times when I see a challenge I tend to over think it and then I come back to a Clean and Simple design and I feel better...I have decided it must be the style I am meant to do...It always gives me a sense of calm...On this card I used three different punches...The SU Bird Punch for the stem/leaves, Martha Stewart Three in One Butterfly Punch for the tiny blue butterflies and the SU Three in One Flower Punch...The white is such a great canvas to start gives the design center took me a a few arrangements before I decided to go with this one...Punches are a great way to make a quick card that still has punch...(yeah I knew I was going to say that). Have a great week!
Supplies: Papers by SU and Recollections, SU Bird Punch and Three in One Flower, MS Three in One Butterfly Punch, Pop Dots and Bling

Monday, February 28, 2011


Hey! Hope everyone is doing great! Its starting to feel like summer already here in Florida...And one of the best parts of living here are the beautiful beaches...So for todays CAS Challenge over at SCS to make a card based on The Great Outdoors I picked my favorite place...The beach...Sitting there watching the sailboats is so peaceful...I have always wanted to make one of these type cards using punches...On this I used my circle punch, square punch and then some wavy scissors...It was so much fun to make! I hope you like it...Now I have to add one of my favorite songs of all time...Christopher Cross "Sailing"...Enjoy!
Supplies: Papers by SU and Recollections, Pop Dots, Wavy Scissors, Round and Square Punches
(tiny red flag cut out my hand)

Friday, February 25, 2011

For Beautiful Lips...

Hey! I had so much fun making this card cause I LOVED all the wonderful words of wisdom that go with this one verse...Its a poem by Sam Levenson that has been associated with Audrey Hepburn...It was her favorite poem and its said she loved sharing it with others...There are a few variations of it heres one...
For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.

For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone.

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; Never throw out anybody.

Remember, If you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!

Isnt that beautiful! I LOVE it! Thanks for stopping by....Have a great weekend...

Supplies: Computer, Lips, Pop Dots and SU, Recollections and DCWV Papers