Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Here is the sketch:And here is my card:
I made this card for my friend Heather's birthday. I love the look of the flowers in the jar. I fussy cut out 3 flowers and I think it looks really good in real life. The Panel 3 is using the current Hostess Designer Paper Pad. I am really liking the new patterns! I used the Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder on the base layer and I think that just makes it pop.

SU Materials Used:
Stamps: All Wrapped Up, Sweet Birthday;
Paper: Pear Pizzazz DP, Old Olive, Whisper White, Rose Red,
Pretty in Pink, Window Sheets Medium,
Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink

So as you can tell I am almost done with my year of Sketch Challenges. I have 2 more sketches to complete and am hoping to get them done on is a lot harder to get inky with the kids home from school. 8^)

As Always, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

SC 310

Here is the sketch:And here is my card:
Our neighbors birthday was Thanksgiving weekend, so I made her this card for her birthday party. I am not sure what colors she likes, so I went with the some colors I like. ;)
This was my first time breaking out buttons from my
stash and I like the way this turned out.

SU Materials Used:
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes;
Paper: Watercolor Paper, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi DP, Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink;
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Basic Black;
Other: Perfect Polka Dots, Button Latte

As Always, Thanks for stopping by.

(And Jodi, how do you like you button card?)

Monday, December 20, 2010

SC 309

Here is the sketch:
And here is the card:
I got an email from a friend saying that her friend was in need of some happy mail.
I hope this lifts her spirits and she feels better soon!

SU Materials Used:
Stamps: Loads of Love;
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Rose Red, Pretty In Pink, Watercolor Paper, Certainly Celery DP;
Ink: Rose Red, Going Gray, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black

As Always, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 17, 2010


Here is the Sketch:And here is my card:
I *LOVE* the way this card turned out.
As you may know, I am a big fan of Snowmen-especially if I am not the one
out in the cold making them. ;) I think the outlining helps the guys to pop!
I used the Petals-A-Plenty on Cherry Cobbler paper for the blue panel and some Certainly Celery DP I had in my stash for the red panel. I used the Wild Wasabi to border all the panels and I think it is just a subtle little something that brings it all together.

SU Materials Used:
Stamps: Holiday Lineup, Four the Holidays;
Paper: Wild Wasabi DP, Whisper White, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler;
Ink: Basic Gray, Old Olive, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Crumb Cake,
Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango,
Riding Hood Red, Bravo Burgundy, Cherry Cobbler;
Other: Petals A Plenty

As Always, Thanks for stopping by! And Happy Holidays to you all!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

SC306- A Cupcake for Cupcake ;-)

Here is the sketch:And here is my card:
Well, the year is almost over and I am actually caught up on my challenges! :~) Yippee for me.
A few weeks ago, my friend cupcake had a birthday and I had to send her a cupcake card! I actually dusted off my embossing tool and used clear embossing powder over the Pretty in Pink craft ink on panel 3. I hope she liked it.

SU Materials Used:
Stamps: Darling Dots;
Paper: Very Vanilla, Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi;
Ink: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink;
Other: Perfect Polka Dots, Clear embossing powder.

As always, thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

SC 308- Magdalena's Birthday

Here is the sketch:Here is the card:
And the inside:
So Believe it or not, my sweet baby girl is 10 years old today!!!
I remember when my 'tiny' little girl was born. (Yes she did weight 9lbs 7oz and at least her brothers weighed less! - In her defence she was 9 days late and had they all been born on their due date Ethan would have been the biggest. ;) )

Ten years later, she is growing into a fine young person,
even though her favorite color is orange. ;-)
I am really proud of her and hope she continues to live up to her principles.

SU Materials Used:
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes;
Paper: Only Orange, Pacific Point, Whisper White;
Ink: Going Gray, Only Orange, Pacific Point;
Other: Color Spritzer Tool

As Always, Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 6, 2010


Here is the sketch:And here is my card:
My friends daughter turned 9 the other day so I made her this sparkalie cupcake card. Since her favorite color is turquoise blue, I used Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point. I used Perfect Polka dots on panel 2 and was very excited to use the Jewels Basic Rhinestones for the first time. I am loving these and I think the little Lady who got this for her birthday might agree. :-)

SU Materials Used:
Stamps: Think Happy Thoughts, Stampin' Around Cupcakes, Cause for Celebration;
Paper: Very Vanilla, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point;
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight;
Other: Perfect Polka Dots, Jewels Basic Rhinestone.

As Always, thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment
so I know I am not talking to myself. ;-)