Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Verve Birthday Wishes

One more week until school starts! We are all ready to get back to a normal routine.

This is another one of the Verve August challenge sketch cards. The inspiration was one of the bedding photos that was mainly cream colored with touches of eggplant and olive. Very pretty! All these inspiration photos make me want to redecorate the house.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are having a great day.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Verve Birthday Wishes Plain Jane
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, scrap of polka dot paper
Embellishments: copics, stickles, dimensionals, cuttlebug embossing folder, MS border punch, Bellas Baubles, PTI ribbon

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sassy Studio challenge

Happy Sunday!

I have a bright and cheerful card for you today. Sassy Studio is sponsoring a new challenge blog, Musikkstua. The challenge this week is "Girls Just Wanna' Have Fun" and use some pink. Being an 80's girl myself, I was channeling Cyndi Lauper here! Play along for a chance to win 4 SSD images.

Thanks for stopping by today. Off to have some Paco's Tacos with the family. It's a local Mexican place that is really good!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Cheerful Chelsea from Sassy Studio Designs, sentiment from Hanna Stamps
Ink: Printer, palette noir
Paper: PTI ssw, SU Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, MME patterned papper
Embellishments: copics, nestie labels, dimensionals, rhinestones, SU ribbon

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sassy Studio's Sponsorship with a Sneak Peek

Today is the last Saturday of Practical Scrappers month long sponsorship from Sassy Studio Designs. This week the challenge is white pen. I used my white gel pen to embellish the mat edges of this card. Play along for the chance to win some Sassy Studio Designs images.

And did you see who it is? The Little Mermaid!!! This is a sneak peek from the September first release at SSD. If you are a Disney fan, you are in for a big treat with this release.

The Little Mermaid is probably my favorite Disney movie of all time. I was singing Under the Sea all night while I made this card. LOL, you should be glad you weren't here! The boys don't much care about Ariel and other girly Disney movies, so I can't wait til Lilah can watch it with me!

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Sassy Studio Designs Little Mermaid, CHF sentiment
Ink: printer and palette noir
Paper: PTI ssw, Taken with Teal, Lovely Lilac, Pumpkin Pie
Embellishments: copics, nesties, stickles, PTI ribbon, Bellas Baubles, corner rounder, EK success wave punch, white gel pen, dimensionals

Friday, August 27, 2010

Happy Days!

This hot air balloon image from the Verve Up, Up and Away set just makes my happy! I love hot air balloons, I know I've mentioned it before, but I was lucky enough to go on a hot air balloon ride in Napa with my hubby (boyfriend at the time). It was about 11 years ago, but it was one of the coolest things I've ever done!

This is from the VLV August sketch challenges on the Verve forum of SCS, this was the forth sketch for the month. It is also an inspiration challenge, I picked one of the posted photos that had bedding in these colors. Unusual color combo, but fun for a change. We are on to the September sketch challenges over there now, every month I vow to try to keep up, we'll see if I do a bit better this month.

So glad it is Friday, weekend is coming. My hubby traveled this week and will be home very late tonight. I really need a break tomorrow, the kids are fighting like crazy. Hope you all have a great weekend!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Verve Up, Up and Away
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI ssw, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Soft Sky, Baja Breeze
Embellishments: copics, nesties, stickles, SU border punch and ribbon, cuttlebug Divine Swirls and Swiss Dots embossing folders, dimensionals, PTI cloud dies

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Dare to Be Sassy Thursday challenge

It's Dare to Be Sassy Thursday again at Sassy Studio Designs! The theme this week is a back to school teacher gift.

I saw the corner bookmark tutorial on SCS and decided to give it a try. It was really quite simple to put together. I usually give gift cards as teacher gifts, but thought this would go perfectly with a Barnes and Noble gift card. The image I used is Magazine Margie from Sassy Studio.

Play along for a chance to win two SSD images.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are having a great week. We have had three days of rain here. Too late for the plants and grass but still much needed. Looks like the sun might be back today.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Magazine Margie from Sassy Studio, sentiment from Stamping Bella
Ink: Printer, Palette Noir
Paper: Basic Grey Sugared, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, PTI ssw
Embellishments: copics, nesties, MS border punch, SU slot punch and ribbon. Bellas Baubles

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Magnolia-licious August Christmas Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop. Once a month the Magnolia-licious Yahoo group holds a Christmas card blog hop. It's a great way to get some Christmas cards made year round. I just looked at my stash today and was thrilled that I have a nice selection of Magnolia Christmas cards ready for next year! If you want more info check out the Magnolia-licious Christmas All Year Long blog.

I've had this Edwin on a sled since last Christmas, he is one of my favorites. With three little boys in the house, I try to give fair time to Edwin! I used the Mercy's Tuesday Sketch challenge for this week (MTSC88) for the layout. Another great sketch from Mercy.

You can find a huge selection of Magnolia stamps at Magnolia-licious. Now hop on over to Leonie's blog and see what she has created this month. Thanks for dropping by, see you on the next hop September 25th.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Magnolia Edwin on a sled, PTI sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI ssw, Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss, and PTI patterned paper
Embellishments: copics, stickles, dimensionals, metallic dew drops, nesties squares, label and snowflake dies, PTI button, SU gold cord, border punch

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fishin' Around

This adorable little monkey, Fishin' Around, is this week's digi from Designed2Delight. If you play along each week on the Delightful Inspiration blog and link your card, you get the next digi free (emailed to you). If you miss a week, you can always buy the current digi in the Designed2Delight digi shop and play along with us.

This little guy is just perfect for the end of summer, we are trying to squeeze as much as we can into our last two weeks of summer. School starts two weeks from today. I'm looking forward to the routine. I know the kids aren't ready to go back though.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are having a great week!

Card Patterns sketch #78
Double Delight #8~Ribbon, string and twine oh my!
Aly's Sunday Sketch #23~get dotty

Card Recipe:
Stamps: digi from Designed2Delight Fishin' Around, sentiment from Gina K
Ink: Printer and Palette Noir
Paper: PTI ssw, SU Old Olive, Brilliant Blue, two patterned papers from my scrap box
Embellishments: copics, PTI button and twine, dimensionals, stickles, crystal effects, Bellas Baubles, sewing

Monday, August 23, 2010

Beautiful Kindness

Happy Monday! Just a quickie to share today, it is another one of the Anniversary sketch challenges from Verve last week.

I was so lucky, I was randomly picked for one of the sketches to win a Verve gift certificate. Woohoo, new Verve on the way. I encourage you to play with the Verve challenges on SCS, Julee (the owner) always offers great prizes.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Verve Beautiful Kindness
Ink: Memento Tux. Black, Mellow Moss
Paper: PTI ssw, SU Basic Black, Basic Grey Capella
Embellishments: nesties, sponges, border punch, SU ribbon, Kaiser pearls, prima fancies

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Army Honey

Hello and happy Saturday! My hubby took the two older boys to Sesame Place for the day, so I'll have an easy day. Funny to consider spending the day with two kiddos under the age of two an easy day for me, LOL. It's all relative, I guess!

Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring Stamp Scrap and Doodle Saturdays challenge this week. The challenge is to use Kraft. When I saw that I knew I had to play along. I love Kraft card stock, such a great neutral. I'm working on a box of cards to send to the soldier we sponsor in Afghanistan. And this little Army Honey card will go in it. I thought one the female soldiers he is stationed with might like to mail this one home to a loved one. Play along with the challenge if you get a chance, you could win some SSD images.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: SSD Army Honey, Hanna Stamps sentiment
Ink: Printer, Palette Noir
Paper: SU Kraft, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, PTI ssw
Embellishments: copics, nesties, gold brads, dimensionals, cuttlebug folders, sewing machine

Friday, August 20, 2010

Verve Challenge Card

This week Verve is having a release of stamps, it is also their third anniversary. This week on the SCS Verve thread there were a set of five sketches. Somehow, (a lot of late nights, LOL), I managed to get them all done.

This one uses the Blue Skies set from Verve. Great set with some fab quotes. This card went postal this morning to my Chemo Angel buddy, I thought it was a wonderful sentiment to send to her.

Thanks for dropping by today. TGIF! My hubby was traveling this week, so I'm hoping he'll give me a bit of a break over the weekend. Hope you have a great weekend!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Verve Blue Skies
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, SU Rose Red
Paper: PTI vintage cream, Choc. Chip, Rose Red, retired SU dsp
Embellishments: copics, nesties, SU ribbon, MS border punch, dimensionals, sakura glitter pen, Bellas Baubles

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Fall is Coming

This is the image from Designed2Delight this week, Happy Harvest, for the progressive challenge on the Delightful Inspiration blog. If you play along and post a card by Thursday, you get the next image emailed to you. If you want to jump in any time during the month, you can purchase the image at the Designed2Delight digi store.

I used Mercy's Tuesday sketch challenge #87 for this one. My bow is on the opposite side of the one in the sketch, but I think it is pretty close to the original, LOL. Another wonderful sketch this week.

I'm definitely ready for some fall weather, so this image was fun to color. I even pulled out some of my old Apple Cider SU dsp, that I've been hoarding. I bought two packs of it and don't know why I'm saving it, LOL!

Card Recipe:
Ink: Printer
Paper: PTI ssw, SU River Rock, Wild Wasabi, Really Rust, Bravo Burgundy, Apple Cider dsp
Embellishments: mini brads, dimensionals, copics, nesties, SU ribbon, Quickutz embossing folder

Monday, August 16, 2010

2-4-6-8 box with Rubber Romance Judy

Happy Monday!

Here ia a little 2-4-6-8 box I put together starring Rubber Romance ATC sized Judy. I learned how to make these boxes years ago at one of the first stamp camps I ever went to. They are so quick and easy and really dress up a little gift. Not sure who will get this one yet, but I'm sure to need a little packaging soon.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you had a great weekend and are starting off this week well!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Rubber Romance Judy
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI ssw. Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, SU striped
Embellishments: SU ribbon and border punch, nesties, copics, crop-a-dile

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Etsy inspiredSassy Sponsorship

Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring the Etsy inspired challenge this week. The inspiration shop is Lover Dovers Homemade Goodness. You have until Friday to play along and the winner gets four SSD images. I used the new Sassy Cassie for my card.
Here is the apron that I used for inspiration. They had lots of cute ones to chose from.
Thanks for dropping by today. I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Card Recipe:
Ink: Printer
Paper: PTI ssw, Raspberry Fizz, Basic Black, Black polka dot from MME
Embellishments: copics, border punch, PTI ribbon, american crafts mini brads, dimensionals

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Practical Scrappers SSD sponsorship

Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring Practical Stampers blog challenge this week. The theme is stitching, pretty easy, so give it a try! One lucky winner will get a SSD image of their choice.

I love stitching on my cards, it's pretty much the only use my sewing machine gets. Here I stitched the vellum embossed background to the peach cardstock. I love stitching vellum, since it is hard to adhere it without showing the adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you are having a good weekend. We have a break in temps so it has been cooler.

We are working on painting Lilah's room a nice soft pink. Hopefully I'll post some pics, if it turns out how I'm picturing it. Funny thing is we painted it lavender before she was born, then I couldn't find bedding to go with the color. Silly to pick paint first. My hubby is probably ready to kill me, LOL! I told him, I think Lilah will love the pink room and he said "I'm sure she would have been fine with purple." He's being a very good sport about it, especially since he has two apprentice painters aged 4 and 6 working with him. I think I'm going to owe him big!

Card Recipe:
Ink: Printer
Paper: PTI ssw, bazzil peach (2 different shades), SU vellum cardstock, Garden Green
Embellishments: copics, nesties, cuttlebug embossing folder, stickles, primas, MS branch punch, sewing machine, Bellas pearl baubles

Friday, August 13, 2010

Audrey in Rome

So glad it is Friday! Looking forward to a relaxing weekend with the family at home.

I was digging through my Rubber Romance stamps tonight and found Audrey in Rome, she was still looking newish, LOL, that means I've never inked her up! I've had her for quite a while and love how elegant she looks sitting with her ice cream cone. She isn't currently listed on the Rubber Romance etsy store, but if you want her, just email Robin and she can get it for you.

The size and shape fit perfectly with the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge for this week (TMSC54). I pieced her sundress with the same paper I used in the background.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Rubber Romance Audrey in Rome and sentiment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI ssw, Basic Black, gray, October Afternoon dsp
Embellishments: copics, nesties, EK success border punch, dimensionals, sakura glitter pen, offray ribbon, rhinestones

Thursday, August 12, 2010

DTBST Hippie Chick

It's Dare To Be Sassy Thursday over at the Sassy Studio Blog. Today's challenge is polka dots, pretty simple challenge. Join us and play along if you can for the chance to win two SSD images.

My card used Hippie Chick from SSD, she was a freebie given out at the last release party. I used Mercy's Tuesday sketch challenge #86 for the layout of this card.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are having a wonderful week. I need to get shopping for back to school supplies pretty soon. Not sure where the summer went!?

Card Recipe:
Stamps: SSD Hippie Chick
Ink: Printer
Paper: PTI ssw, Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy, SU dsp
Embellishments: copics, stickles, MS ribbon, SU border punch, Bellas embellishments

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


This sweet little "Teddy" is the latest from Designed2Delight, it is free this week on the Delightful Inspiration blog. If you use it to make a card and link it up by Thursday night at midnight EST, you will get the next image free in you email Friday morning. So go get Teddy and join the fun!

I'm usually not a big bear lover, but I love the vintage style of this one. It looks warn and loved. It would make a great baby card, but since I didn't need one right now, I went with a more general theme.

I use the sketch from Card Patterns sketch #76 that was posted on Sunday. It was a great sketch, that I think I'll come back to again.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great week.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Teddy from Designed2Delight, sentiment from PTI
Ink: Printer and Palette Umber
Paper: PTI ssw, SU Kraft, Regal Rose, Baja Breeze, MM Funky Vintage stripe
Embellishments: copics, nesties, MM brads, PTI buttons and twine, Fiskars border punch

Monday, August 9, 2010

Verve Pansies

I try to do the Verve challenges on SCS every month, but don't always get them done. This one is from the VLVAUG2010 week 2 sketch. It is an inspiration challenge with the sketch, so I used the second photo they posted of a bedroom in purple, green and peachy yellow.

Thanks for dropping by today, hope you are having a great week.

I was away all weekend and haven't caught up yet, but promise to get around to viewing and commenting on blogs through the week.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Verve One Person
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI ssw, Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss. Plum Pudding, PTI patterned
Embellishments: copics, nesties, stickles, dimensionals, border punch, Bellas baubles

Friday, August 6, 2010

Bubble Bath for Babs

Happy Friday! Looking forward to the weekend. I'm going into NYC to meet with some friends and celebrate a 40th birthday (not mine). Should be a great time!

I've been trying all week to do this Tuesday Morning sketch #53. For some reason it had me stumped. I'm not sure if I really like this card, but after fooling and fooling with it, it's going to have to do. LOL!

You can see I've once again used one of my favorite Rubber Romance
Divas, Babs. This is the ATC sized one.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Babs from Rubber Romance, Sentiment from Inky Antics
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: PTI ssw, Crushed Curry, Blue Bayou, Baja Breeze, October Afternoon patterns
Embellishments: copics, nesties, stickles, MS border punch, SU ribbon,

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sassy Goldilocks

Sassy Studio Designs is sponsoring challenge #31 at Charisma Cardz Challenge blog, the prize is four digis of your choice. The theme for the week is Teddy Bears. I used this adorable new image called Goldilocks from the Little Honey collection. She was a new release from August 1st.


Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are having a great week!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Goldilocks Little Honey from Sassy Studio Designs, sentiment from TGF
Ink: printer, Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper: PTI Dark Choc. ssw, SU Pretty in Pink, Kraft, Pretty in Pink patterned
Embellishments: copics, nesties, PTI ribbon, SU pink brads, Basic Grey brown brads, sewing machine, dimensionals, fiskars border punch, cuttlebug embossing folder

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Heartfelt Wishes

Here is the last free digi for July from Delightful Inspiration. Thursday will be the day we get to see the first digi for August. It is a progressive challenge each week. If you use the image and link it on the Delightful Inspiration blog, you will get the next week's image emailed to you. Come join us and play along if you like.

You can purchase any of the images in the Designed2Delight digi shop, and jump in any time during the month if you wish. This guy is called Heartfelt Wishes.

I used this week's Midnight Madness sketch challenge (MMSC65) for the layout of this card. I went with the clean and simple version this week.

Thanks so much for dropping by today. Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Heartfelt Wishes from Designed2Delight, sentiment from PTI
Ink: Printer, Brilliant Blue
Paper: PTI ssw, SU Bashful Blue. Provocraft Holiday slab
Embellishments: copics, nestie label die and snowflake dies, mini brads, MS border punch, stickles, organdy ribbon, dimensionals

Monday, August 2, 2010

Going on a Bug Hunt!

This image from Designed2Delight called Bug Hunt totally makes me smile. It fit right in with the theme of the first VSN challenge on Friday night: Nature.

I'm not really an outdoorsy kind of girl, but my hubby and kids are. They were so captivated by a frog my hubby caught last weekend while mowing the lawn. Ewww, was my opinion. And I bet you can guess what I said when they wanted to keep it! LOL, no way. He was set free, I told them his mother probably missed him.

If you have a chance, check out this week's progressive challenge at Delightful Inspiration. And don't forget to drop by CDAC and see the challenge Designed2Delight is hosting, (it comes with a free image)!

Card Recipe:
Ink: Printer
Paper: PTI ssw, Old Olive, Ballet Blue, October Afternoon dsp
Embellishments: nesties, copics, sponges, MS twill, PTI button and twine, Fiskars border punch, dimensionals, corner rounder, sakura glitter pen

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Anni-VERVE-sary Blog Hop

If you are here for the Sassy Studio Designs Release Blog Hop, please scroll down to the next post.

Happy 3rd Anni-VERVE-sary to Verve! Welcome to the blog hop to celebrate. If you arrived from Angela's blog you are on the right track. If not, why don't you start at the beginning, Julee's blog (the owner of Verve). She has some important info regarding prizes, so you don't want to miss out! If you get lost any time along the way, you can refer to the Blog Hop Master List.

I love all my Verve stamps (and there are a lot to love in my collection, LOL)! But, I always say that no other company does sentiments as well as Verve, so I decided to use a sentiment as the focus of my card today. This one is from the Believe set. $10 from each sale of this set goes to the Susan G. Komen search for the cure. How cool is that? Such a powerful and lovely message here, this is one of my favorites! I used one of my favorite older MoJo Monday sketches for the layout (#103).

Happy Anni-VERVE-sary Julee and Verve! Wishing you continued success and many more Anni-VERVE-saries in the years to come!

Thanks so much for hopping along today! Your next stop is Cheri's blog.

Card Recipe:
Ink: Baja Breeze, Rose Red
Paper: Kraft, Baja Breeze, PTI Vintage Cream, October Afternoon Fly a Kite
Embellishments: sponges, nesties, stitching, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Kaiser pearls, SU ribbon, PTI button, MS butterfly punches