Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ethan's Birthday Card

Ethan turned six the beginning of this month. He actually went in my paper stash and got out the brilliant blue and told me to make his card with that color. My how the grow up. ;)

So I couldn't disappoint the boy... although I did get it done on his birthday while he was at school. :) I used my *favorite* birthday stamp- Crazy for Cupcakes...I mean who doesn't like Cupcakes?!?!? I paper pieced the wrapper and candle and even sent the wrapper through my Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder (are you guessing how much I love that folder yet?). I used the Cupcakes wheel and my Brilliant Blue ink pad for the horizontal layer, added the black layers and viola- Happy Birthday to Ethan.
I think the dots add to the wrapper- What do you think?

Materials Used: SU Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes, Cupcakes SA Wheel; SU Paper: Brilliant Blue, Basic Black, Whisper White; Other: Big Shot, Perfect polka Dots embossing folder.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A New Little Someone...

My Friend is expecting a new little boy in a few short weeks. Her shower was on Saturday, so I thought I'd share the card I made for it.

Isn't is the cutest? Ok, maybe not *the* cutest, but I think it is pretty darn cute. ;) She is going with blue and brown as the color, and I *love* that combo for a boy. I used it for my card as well. I cut the blue and brown stripe using my Big Shot and the Perfect Setting Bigz XL die. To give the blue a border I simply cut the Chocolate Chip on in half and mounted to the Blashful Blue layer (after I ran the Bashful Blue layer through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder! ). I used tone on tone for the rattle and safety pin card front. The cute little bunny I colored with my Creamy Caramel & Blashful Blue Stampin' Write marker and paper pieced his feet bottoms and bow.
I also used tone on tone for the inside, but it looked better in real life. ;)

Materials Used:
SU Stamps: A New Little Someone
SU Paper: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
SU Ink: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Basic Brown, Creamy Caramel
Other SU Products: Big Shot, Perfect polka Dots Embossing folder, Perfect Settings Bigz XL Die, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack

As always, please leave a comment & thanks for stopping in.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Here is the Sketch for the week of February 3rd:

And here is my card:
I really hope you are not sick of the Beary Best Friends set yet! I used the Perfect Polka Dots on the bottom half of the card front. The ribbon helps the transition. ;) I used the Petals-A-Plenty on Panel 2 and then sponged on the Rich Razzleberry to help them pop. Rich Razzleberry is my favorite 'In Color' this year. It think it looks really nice with the Certainly Celery.

Materials Used:
SU Stamps: Beary Best Friends, Hello Again;
SU Paper: Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Certainly Celery,
SU Ink: Basic Brown, Rich Razzleberry, Creamy Caramel, Certainly Celery;
SU Accessories: Petals-A-Plenty, Perfect Polka Dots, Circle Scissor Plus,
3/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch.
As Always, thanks for stopping in. Let me know what you think. :D

Monday, March 15, 2010

Happy Anniversary, again.

AKA: SC265

This is the sketch from January 27th.

And here is what I did with it:
I made this for my sister and brother-in-laws 15th Anniversary. (Happy Anniversary again Laura & Rich). I am not sure how I feel about this card. Looking back I went a *little* heart crazy. I used the paper from the Sale-a-Bration Welcome Neighbor Designer Series Paper Pad. Remember the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder I was talking about? Well, I used that on the card front. I used the new Small Heart Punch form the current Occasions Mini Catalog and punched the pink heart out. (And let me tell you that is a great punch. If you haven't had a chance to check out the new punch design-take the time. ;) ) I layered it on the DSP and punched it with the 3/4" punch and then layered it with pink (I can't remember what pink i used...I think Pretty in Pink) 1" circle.

As Always, Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, March 12, 2010


I don't want Laura to get to attached to the last card, so here is another one. ;)
This was the Sketch Challenge from the week of January 19th:
And here is what I did with it. ;)
As you can see, my obsession with paper piecing the Beary Best Friends set is still alive and well. For this card I used the SU Petals-A-Plenty Sizzix embossing folder on the card front. I *love* the SU folders because they actually cover the entire card front! (the Perfect PolkaDots one is my absolute favorite!!!) I used Real Red on the back panels and her dress and Not Quite Navy on the horizontal panel. I used my Stampin' Write Markers to color the bear fur and her shoes and paper pieced the rest.
Materials Used:
SU Stamps: Beary Best Friends; SU Paper: Real Red, Real Red Designer Series Paper, Not Quite navy, Not Quite Navy Designer Series Paper, Creamy Caramel, Whisper White; SU Ink: Basic Brown, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Not Quite Navy, Real Red, Garden Green.

I hope you liked it....as always Thanks for stopping by. :)

Monday, March 8, 2010


This sketch was posted on January 12th.

Version 1:
I tried this one first. I thought the Upsy Daisy Set would be perfect for this card the minute I saw the sketch. I inked the image with my Stampin' Write Markers. Unfortunately, but the time I had it cut out, it was a tad bit bigger than I was expecting. So I changed my ribbon to the 3/8" Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon and added the Thanks from the Thank You Kindly set. I ran the Creamy Caramel layer through my Big Shot with the Stampin' Up! Perfect Details Pattern I Texturz Plates and I think it gave it just the right amount of pizzaz. ;)
Well, This was not what I had in mind when I first saw the sketch so I decided to give it another try..
And Version 2 was created:

I swapped out the flowers with the ones from Close as a Memory, switched the Thank you stamp and the 15/16" Satin Ribbon and Viola:
THIS is what I had in mind!!! I really love this and hope you enjoyed peaking.
As always, thanks for stopping by!
(I am skipping the materials list today, but if I forgot to mention something and you want clearification-just let me know. ;))

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Here is how it works:
First is the sketch:

And now the story:
In case you didn't notice, I am addicted to the Beary Best Friends set. I just can't use it without paper piecing their clothes. ;) I think the layers really add to the classiness of the card...what do you think?

Finally, the Materials list:
SU Stamps: Beary Best Friends; SU Paper: Very Vanilla, Rose Red, Rose Red DP, Always Artichoke, Always Artichoke DP; SU Ink: Close to Cocoa, Rose Red, Always Artichoke; SU Accessories:SU Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, SU Sizzix texture plate;
SU Designer Label punch

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Did ya miss me???

So it seems like I am either up to date here and not making anything or I am stampin like crazy and not posting anything. ;) I am going to try and keep up here-at least weekly- and still stamp & scrap up a storm.

If you are in the area I am having a Stampin' Up! workshop on Friday March 12th at 8pm. I would love the chance to show you in person what I love. Feel free to call, email or comment if you are interested.

I am going to once again be doing the weekly Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge this year. So far I have them completed and I will share them with you over the next few weeks. :D

Well, I am off to post the first sketch for the year...let's see how long I can keep this up.

As always, thanks for stopping by!