Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Here is the sketch:Here is my card:
I Love, Love, Love the Sunny Fun Stamp set! Isn't this just the cutest?

Here is the inside:
This is also for the card swap, I hope everyone likes it as much as I do!

SU Materials Used:
Stamps: Sunny Fun, Pretty Pattern
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip,
Basic Brown, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 1, 2011


Here is my Sketch:And here is my card:
Isn't it a cute little card for a little boy? I made 5 of these for a card swap, I hope they like them!

The inside:
Materials Used:
Stamps:Fishy Friends, Sanded, Birthday Wishes
Paper: Brocade Blue, Whisper White, Night of Navy
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Brocade Blue

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Teacher Gifts

A few weeks back my friend, NoJo, Found this on Pinterest and shared it with a few of my friends. I thought, what an excellent idea! And it just so happens that Magdalena's Teacher has a C last name. Awesome! It took me a little while to find the right font, but what an awesome teacher gift. And our school has a little above door window that she could easily use it in.
On to Mrs. Klock, Ethan's teacher. Well, I am not sure why, but the letter K was giving me fits. It may just have been that it was 11pm, but I could not get the crayons to cooperate. :( So I came up with this:
I knew it wasn't that good, but I had to see how bad it really was so I showed this picture to the same 'Mom Squad' friends and in seconds it was nay-d by several people- Which is good, cause frankly, I wasn't feeling it either.

To show how good these friends are, Sarah found this on Pinterest after I went to bed and linked it for me. Yay, now that I could do! So here is what Mrs. Klock will actually be getting:

You will notice Mrs. Klock is getting her name layered on the black. Well, I am nothing if not cheep, so I peeled the glue sticks off the card stock and proceeded to tack the crayons down. Well, when I was done with that I decided that the crayons next to the name weren't working for me, so I peeled them up, but ripped the paper a tiny bit. Well, I wasn't redoing the K, so the layered name was born...and I like it better. Good thing Mrs. Carter's is wrapped or I'd be peeling her stars up to add the layer to her name!

I am taking the chance that neither teacher reads my blog and am posting this before I give it to them. Let's face it I am 99.999% sure neither of them know I even have a blog. ;-)

Thanks for stopping by!

Helpful hints if you are thinking about trying this:
  1. Buy extra Crayon Boxes in August when they are only $.25 for the good Crayola- let's face it I am a Crayon snob and don't think it would look as nice with the Roseart ones.
  2. Shop for the frame when it is on sale!!!
  3. I cut the crayons with an exacto knife on a self healing mat. I basically scored around the outside and snapped it like a green been. The ones on Mrs. Carter's are all 1" long. Mrs. Klock's are two sizes. The straight and diagonal lines are 1" but, the diagonal lines appear longer since they are the flat ends. The mid-k blue one is 2 1/4".
I hope the hints help!

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Here is the sketch:Here are my cards:
Version 1:
Version 2:
At lease the pink is finally gone. ;) I prefer version one. The middle button is a lighter shade and the darker stippling on panel 1. ;) Which do you prefer?

Materials Used:
SU Stamps: Heartfelt Thanks, Short & Sweet
SU Paper: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Concord Grape DP
SU Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green, Basic Black
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Buttons-designer Collections (Regals & Subtles)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Here is the Sketch:And here is my card:
I *love* Cherry Cobbler! There I said it. I feel so much better now. I am not so sure about the diagonals, but I do love the the way it turned out. What about you? Thankfully, I finally have cheat sheets for my materials so no more trying to remember what I used. ;)

Materials Used:
SU Stamps: Itty Bitty Bits, Birthday Bakery, Birthday Wish
SU Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
SU Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Basic Black

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 2, 2011


Here is the sketch:And here is my card:
Ok, in case you haven't noticed I am in a pink phase right now. I will try and keep it to a minimum from her out. ;) I like the texture of panels 1 & 3, i think it gives it great dimension. Spring just seems to be the season of butterflies for me, hope you don't find it too repetitive.

Materials Used:
SU Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Birthday Wish
SU Paper: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Regal Rose DP, Whisper White
SU Ink: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red

Come back soon. :-)

Friday, April 29, 2011


Here is the sketch:Ans here is my card:
I *really* tried to get a flower to work in this sketch, but I think I was trying too hard. I finally gave up and I am glad, because I think the butterfly works perfectly.
What do you think...does this qualify as a clean and simple card?

Materials Used:
SU Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, All Wrapped Up
SU Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink
SU Ink: Rose Red, Pretty in Pink

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Girls Birthday Swap

I just wanted to share the girl card from the birthday swap I did a few weeks ago. I still love the Beary Best Friends set. It just doesn't seem right if I don't piece the clothing on...luckily I love the way it turns out. ;)

Materials Used:
Stamps: Beary Best Friends, Teahouse
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Crumb Cake
Ink: Rose Red, Basic Brown

One last Birthday Swap card

So I have just one more card to share from the birthday card swap I was in awhile ago. Sorry I am so late with this one, but I honestly thought I shared it already!
I just love those partying dinos! They look like they are having so much fun. :^)
It was a really easy card to make. The colors were inspired by U of I, gotta love the orange and blue together! I fussy cut the banner because it just looked better than a silly old box.
I had to add the air blower to the inside. Isn't it just perfect for a little boy?

Materials List:
SU Stamps: Crosshatch, Prehistoric Party
SU Paper: Tangerine Tango,Whisper White, Tempting turquoise, Pacific Point
SU Ink: Basic Black, close to cocoa, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso,
Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Night of Navy
Other: basic Jewel Rhinestones

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a dinomite day! :^)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Here is the sketch:And here is my card:

As you may have noticed, I have been slacking on posting. Luckily, I have still been making my cards, so if I get my act together at lest I will have a few posts for you. ;)

Just wondering...I usually write a materials list cheat sheet when making a card...am I the only one who does this??? Well, I have misplaced my post-its so I am going to have to re-create them for the next 3 sketches. Wish me luck. ;-)

Materials Used:
SU Stamps: All Wrapped Up, Thinking Happy Thoughts;
SU Paper: Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red DP, Certainly Celery DP, Whisper White

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Here you go Shelli!

I made these cards for a birthday card Swap at SCS.

This one was for the adult male category.
Men are really hard to make cards for sometimes, but who wouldn't want a yummy cupcake?

And this one is for the ladies category.
I basically remade my card from Sketch Challenge 320 and added some Rhinestones to the cupcake panel. It took me forever to figure out what embellishment to add because I loved it without embellishments. :)

Hope you liked my cupcake cards...and for those of you wondering, here is Shelli's Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Here is today's sketch:Here is my card:
I have always loved this flower stamp! Even though it retired years ago, I still like to dust it off now and then. ;)

And the inside:
SU Materials Used:
Stamps: Mini Mates, Sweet Birthday
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

As Always, Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave me a comment. ;)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Happy Birthday Anna

So my little boy, Ethan, has a Birthday Buddy, Anna. So of course, I had to make her a card for her special day. I love Button Bear! I used the Rose Red Stampin Write Marker to outline Button Bears paw prints and stitching. It helps it pop in real life.

So Happy Birthday Anna!

SU Materials Used:
Stamps: Button Bear, Teddy & Friends
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red
Ink: Basic Brown, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Rose Red

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Here is the card sketch:
And here is my card:
Actually, I made two of them. ;) Seth's 2 classmates had a joint birthday party last Sunday, so I had to make them the same card just in case they compared. :-) I used Pretty in Pink with Cherry Cobbler as the accent color. I am really liking the Birthday Bakery Hostess set! I used it for panel 3. I hope the girls liked it as well.

Materials Used:
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes, Birthday Bakery
Paper: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Pretty in Pink

As always, Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 25, 2011

SC 319

Here is the sketch:Card A:
Card A inside:
For the inside I used the Birthday Wish and flower from the So Happy for You set... I have been using this combination a lot in case you didn't notice. ;)

SU Materials:
Stamps: So Happy for You, Birthday Wish, SA Butterflies and Blooms
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
Other: Ice Cream Parlor Button

Card B:
I made this with my daughter in mind, since she *loves* Only Orange, but I am not sure if she will end up with it or not. ;)

SU Materials:
Stamps: So Happy for You, SA Butterflies & Blooms
Paper: Only Orange, Whisper White
Ink: Only Orange
Other: Basic Rhinestones

Monday, February 21, 2011

SC 318

Here is the sketch: (I also used it for the kids Valentine's Day Cards.)The first card designs-truly something to Sale-A-Brate. ;)
And the inside:
Okay, I am loving the Ice Cream Parlor buttons and ribbon! I used the Posy Party Wheel with Daffodil Delight ink to make the background on panel 2. I really need to dust off my wheels more often. The Stampin' Around Wheel Guide works really well! And if you have an all around design, I love rolling it on 45 degree angle- the lines are not as noticeable that way. :-) I used my Stampin' Write markers to ink up the Simple Birthday Stamp, I like it multi-colored. ;)

For the inside I stamped the Birthday wish stamp in Melon Mambo and used the so Saffron for the flower from the So Happy For you Set. All in all the materials for this card are something to Sale-A-Brate!

SU Materials Used:
Stamps: Sweet Birthday, Posy Party (wheel), Birthday Wish (inside)
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Pacific Point
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, So Saffron, Melon Mambo
Other: Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon and buttons

And Card Design #2:
I used the starfish stamp for the background on this card. The seahorse was stamped in Pacific Point and colored it with So Saffron and Pacific Point. I think this is a very cute card for a little boy....what do you think?

On the inside I stamped the starfish and the Birthday Wish stamp. Even though the inside was white, I still chose to put the panel in...I think it makes it look much more professional this way. :-)

SU Materials Used:
Stamps: Fishy Friends, Birthday Wish
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Pacific Point
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, So Saffron

Friday, February 18, 2011

SC 317

Here is the sketch:And here is my card:
The inside:
I made this card for Ethan. He is turning 7 the beginning of March and still loves his Triceratops, so of course I had to use this for his card. I used the square lattice embossing folder for panel 2 and sponged it with Rich Razzleberry. The front is all inked in Rich Razzleberry and the panels are edged by Elegant Eggplant panels. As usual, it looks better in person. Someday I will learn to take better pictures!

SU Materials Used:
Stamps: Dino-Mite, So Happy for You, Prehistoric Pals
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Elegant Eggplant, Elegant Eggplant
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Other: Square Lattice embossing folder

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day (aka more SC 318)

I just wanted to share with you the cards I made for the kids.

Maggie's card:
Cards for Seth and Ethan:

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

SC 316

Here is the sketch:
And here is the card:
The inside....
Get it, 'you rocket my world'?

This is the card I made for my darling husband for Valentine's Day.

SU Materials Used:
Paper: Real Red, Real Red DP, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Real Red, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip
Other: Dimensionals

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Wow, 315 card sketches...kinda makes it hard to slack doesn't it.

Anyway, on to the sketch:
And here is my card:
All I could think of when I saw this sketch was my 'Little Boys' stamp set. Don't they look like they are on a grand adventure? I used my Whimsy Wheel with Garden Green on the Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green panels. I like the way the boys turned out- I am getting more comfortable coloring with my markers. For the longest time I just used them to ink the stamps, but I may be getting the hang of coloring (about time I know!).

SU Materials Used:
Stamps: Little Boys, Stampin Around Whimsy;
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Early Espresso;
Ink: Sahara Sand, Creamy Caramel, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Basic Gray, Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Garden Green, Pumpkin Pie, Cherry Cobbler.

Thanks for stopping by...now to finish the other three sketches on my desktop!