Sunday, January 31, 2010


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I created this for today's FS156, Nicole I chose her card here to case. I luvd the cut out flowers and wanted to use that on my card. I used the flowers from the Verve set Because Of You. I also used the new SU set Tiny tags, these little tags are sooo cute. The wonderful designer papers are from Hope Stamps Eternal and they are from the Bella Blvd collection. I colored, cut out, and added stickles to the flowers. This is also for Amber's Viva la Verve sketch and inspiration photo. I hope you have a wonderful day.....enjoy!
Stamps: Verve Because Of You and SU Tiny Tags
Paper: Bazzil and Bella Blvd Designer Paper
Ink: Versamagic and SU Pumpkin Pie, Copics
Accessories: Ribbon, SU Tiny Tag Punch, Silver Beads, Linen Thread, SU Leaf Embosslit, Embossing Tool, Judikins Embossing Powder, Janome, Stickles, and Glue Dots

Happy Hearts

Good morning, we have over a foot of snow again here in Virginia.....I do luv the snow; my theory is if it is going to be 9 degrees then I want to see some I do luv the spring and summer too, very much! If you are wondering my favorite season is Fall, Spring runs a very close second. Today's card is for the is weeks Cupcake Inspiration Challenge, CIC44. The happy hearts on the cupcakes sure does remind me of my younger I was inspired by each one of those little hearts and thoughts this CAS FTL76 sketch was perfect to individualize each square space. I used a flower from Imaginisce and sponged it with red ink. I then added a Imaginisce Button Brad and Stickles. the stamped circle heart and the word love are from the Basigrey set called Alpha Series. I added white ribbon and embossed the main background paper with a Provo Craft embossing folder, the designer paper is from Imaginisce Perfectly Posh.
If you have not played with us before I hope you will join us, the cupcakes are a perfect inspiration to get you going! We have some new sweeties starting next week officially, but some of them have joined us this week as well. Be sure to check out there fabulous creations....enjoy!

~ Alice ~ Colleen ~ Kelli ~ Michelle ~ Piali ~

and our Amazingly Talented January Guest Sweetie, Amy!

Stamps: Basicgrey Alpha Series
Paper: Su Regal Rose, White, and Imaginisce Perfectly Posh
Ink: SU Riding Hood Red, Regal Rose, and Bashful Blue
Accessories: Imaginisce Paper Flowers, Imaginisce Button Brad, Stickles, Ribbon, Provo Craft Embossing Folder, and Glue Dots

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Hope You Day Is Fabulous!

I am thrilled to tell you it is snowing again in Virginia, we have only gotten about 10 inches this time. It is so very beautiful. My card is the only thing that looks like spring around here, I adore this flower from PTI. I used the colors from Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge, #14. I do not use much purple so I used what colors I had that best match. I also used the Crazy 4 Challenges sketch from a couple of weeks ago and the challenge this week is to use lollipops, C4C22. Well, I do not have any lollipops either so I used this big circle flower that reminds me of a lollipop. I hope you are inspired to play along with these fun challenges. Have a wonderful day! Enjoy!
Stamps: PTI Blooming Button Bits and Verve Bountiful Backgrounds
Paper: Bazzil and American Craft Designer Paper
Ink: Versamagic Sea Breeze and Spring Pansy
Accessories: Janome, SU Square Punch, Ribbon, Button, Linen Thread, Stickles, and Glue Dots

This is for Karen's sketch from last week Sweet Sunday Sketch, SSSC53. For the Frosted Designs Challenge to use embossing, and for The Pink Elephant Challenge, TPE51 to use polka dots, a bow, and the color pink. This is also for today's IC217, I chose the cute little wallet in the photo. I used the stitching, embossing, and distressing to complete my pink polka dotted card. I also wanted to share that my card shown here was chosen over at OCC and I was named featured designer. Thank you so much to the OCC gals and if you haven't played along with them, I hope you will make time, this weeks challenge is about music. Enjoy!
Stamps: Verve Love's Flower and Micheal's Dollar Spot Happiness Sentiment
Paper: Bazzil and American Crafts Designer Paper
Ink: SU Melon Mambo
Accessories: Janome, Distressing Tool, Ribbon, Circle Nesties, Scalloped Circle Nesties, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Gemstones, Embossing Folder, and Glue Dots

Friday, January 29, 2010

All You Need Is LOVE

Happy Friday evening, I hope that you are have plans for the weekend that include a little creating time......hehehe. I have tonight for you a card made with the Stampin Royalty Sketch, #4, I really like this sketch. I like being able to use different patterns and textures together. This is also for the Color Q Challenge, CQC17. I adore these colors together, I used teal, baja, red, black, and white. I covered the chipboard heart with chunky glitter from SU. I used tag nesties to cut the tag, added a few gemstones, and ribbon. I used Verve Bountiful Backgrounds and Love's Flower. This is also for Sharon's Stamp Simply Challenge, ssnotime124 to use a heart and red, this same challenge is going on at Caardvarks. I hope you will make time to play along with these fun challenges.
Stamps: Verve Bountiful Backgrounds and Love's Flower
Paper: Bazzil and K & Company designer Paper
Ink: SU Craft White and SU Black and Real Red Markers
Accessories: Tag Nesties, Ribbon, Fibers, Heat Embossing Tool, Judikins Embossing Powder, Button, Linen Thread, EK Success Notebook Punch, Janome, Gemstones, Chipboard Heart, SU Chunky Glitter, and Glue Dots

I created this for Mercy's Sketch Challenge, MTSC58 and for the CC255 to use blush blossom, melon mambo, and pretty in pink. These colors are so yummy together, so sweet. I used a Heidi Swapp ghost flower and covered it with Flower Soft. I used the Verve set Love's Flower, I cannot get enough of this stamp. I added ribbon, cream twill, and a button tied with linen thread. I added some distressing and used the SU border punch. Thanks so much for your visits and kind comments, you mean so much to me! Enjoy.
Stamps: Verve Love's Flower
Paper: Bazzil and SU Blush Blossom, Melon Mambo, and Pretty In Pink
Ink: Momento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Heidi Swapp Ghost Flower, Flower Soft, Glue, Ribbon, Twill, Button, Linen Thread, SU Border Punch, and Glue Dots

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Beautiful Butterfly

Good evening, I created this for The Color Throwdown #77, to use baja breeze, certainly celery, and elegant eggplant. I really luv these colors together, just gorgeous. I also used a sketch I found at a blog called Skipping Stones Designs, SSD09. I used the SU butterfly die, this die is so awesome, it will never go out of style. I ran the eggplant piece through a script cuttlebug folder and added SU dazzling diamonds. I added black ribbon, stitched down the center, a few eggplant buttons, and the Verve sentiment. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, I really enjoy reading your thoughts and kind words. Tomorrow is Friday, don't ya luv the weekends? I know I do, it cause for more snow here in Virginia, I hope we get some I think it is so beautiful! Have a wonderful evening...enjoy!
Stamps: Verve Wonderful Wishes
Paper: SU Baja Breeze, certainly Celery, and Elegant Eggplant
Ice: SU Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Janome, Ribbon, SU Butterfly Die, Buttons, Linen Thread, SU Punch, Gemstones, SU Dazzling Diamonds, Script Embossing Folder, and Glue Dots

Birthday Wishes

Good morning, this is my last post as the guest designer for The Play Date Color Challenge, I have sure enjoyed bringing these color challenges to you this month. If you have not played along I encourage you to head over and check out the fabulous designs the other gals are bringing to you. These colors where a challenge for me, but hey that's what it is all about. I used the SU colors, rich razzleberry, melon mambo, so safron, wild wasabi, and white. You can use the colors you have that best match. I used the Verve set Floral Symphony and Circular Sayings. I used the sketch from the Card Patterns Blog, #48. I added pearls, scoring, ribbon, and a little stitching. I hope you can join us this week and play along. I can't wait to see what you come up with....enjoy!
Stamps: Verve Floral Symphony and Circular Sayings
Paper: SU Rich Razzleberry, Bazzil Avalanche, Melon Mambo, and Designer Papers
Ink: SU Riich Razzleberry, Wild Wasabi, and Melon Mambo
Accessories: Janome, Circle Nesties, Nesting Labels, Scor Pal, Ribbon, Pearls, SU Dazzling Diamonds, and Glue Dots

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Verve Project Parade-Day 2

Hello, I am bringing to you today, Day 2 of the Verve Project Parade. Our them is tags, tins, and treats. I luv all three. I wanted my project to be girly and fun, I had ideas as soon as Julee told us the theme. I chose to use a tea tin to embellish you can get yours here. I used the new Verve stamps Accent Notes, Celebrating You, and Hearts Desire. You can get all the details and more photos here.
As with all of the Verve project parades there are prizes you can read all about that over at the Verve Blog. I hope you are inspired and I can't wait to see what you come up with. Please be sure to check the Verve Blog every day for a new project, the divas will be bringing something new until Feb. 14 and you don't want to miss it! Enjoy.
Stamps: Verve Accent Notes, Celebrating You, and Hearts Desire
Paper: Bazzil Berry Blush and Prism Blush Red Dark
Ink: SU Pretty In Pink and Riding Hood Red
Accessories: SU Punch, Glitter Chipboard heart, Fibers, Ribbon, Tag Nesties, Buttons, Linen Thread, Gemstones, Scor Pal, Glue Dots, and Scor Tape

Monday, January 25, 2010


Good morning, it is mojo time. Today's mojo sketch is giving you a choice, circle or square card. I personally luv both the circle and square cards. The circle cards are a little more sweet in my opinion. If you have not tried a circle card, today is a great day to do just that. Of course I used a new Verve set Loves' Flower. This set is one of those must have sets, the sweet little flowers seems so happy....hehehe. I adore the little vine of hearts, I ran my glitter pen over them. I used SEI Madeline designer paper. I added white trim down the side. I do hope you can play along with the Mojo Makers, to see all the creation head over to the Mojo Monday Blog.

Don't forget the Verve Project Parade started today, to see all the creations and play along head over to the Verve Blog.

I have been asked how I make my circle cards, so I am going to list quick instructions. I am listing two different options
-cut cardstock using the largest circle or scalloped circle nesting label
-score one of the circles on Scor Pal on the first mark(1/2 inch mark) this will be the back part of the card
-decorate the top circle
-put glue on the part above the scored part of the bottom circle and adhere the decorated circle to the bottom
-be sure to line up as much as possible so that your card when free standing is straight

-run two pieces of cardstock through the cuttlebug with a small part exposed above the nesting label
-this option makes it so you do not have to glue, it is held together by the piece that is not cut

I hope this helps, if you need anything else please let me know.

Stamps: Verve Love's Flower
Paper: Bazzil Avalanche and SEI Madeline Designer Paper
Ink: SU Kiwi Kiss and Copic BG10
Accessories: Scalloped Circle Nesting Labels, White Trim, Diamond Gemstones, Glitter Pen, and Glue Dots

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Love Notes

I created these little cards for today's FS155, Karen. Her gallery is amazing, if you have not seen her work you should check it out. I only hope I have done her beauty here justice. I am reaching for the stamp set Love's Flower from Verve every time I go to stamp, it is so sweet. These little flowers make my heart pitter I colored, cut them out, added pearls, and SU dazzling diamonds. They are so cute, I also used the new SU Sending Love designer paper. This is also for the Crazy 4 Challenge, C4C21; to use pink. I hope you have a wonderful evening!
Stamp: Verve Love's Flower and Accent Notes
Paper: Bazzil and SU Sending Love Designer Paper
Ink: Momento Rich Cocoa and Copics
Accessories: Janome, Ribbon, Pearls, Nesting Labels, SU Dazzling Diamonds, SU Border Punch, and Glue Dots

Tin Full Of Love

Good morning, today's project proves that you can get inspiration from The little robot on top of the cupcake reminded me of my husband(insert smile)so I wanted to make something for him. We both have a thing for boxes, tins, and containers, he also luvs green. That's when the idea of this little tin came to mind. This is for today's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge, CIC43. I used one of the fabulous Hinged Top Nugget Tins from Hope Stamps Eternal, if you have not seen all the great alterables she has you need to check it out! She even has letters, they would be perfect for your stamping room. I used the new Basicgrey Orgins Designer Paper, I really like this dp. I used a Martha Stewart Punch for the border and some silver beads to accent. The stamp is Basicgrey also, I sponged it with Tim Holtz Ranger Old Paper Ink. I adhered with Tombow Mono Adhesive. I kept the inside very simple since it is for my dh. I hope my he likes this little tin and I hope that you are inspired. Our projects do not have to look exactly like the inspiration piece, it is to get your creative juices flowing. I hope you will play along with us this week, don't let the little robot scare Enjoy this beautiful day!
Check out the other sweeties creations.....

Rachel - Hope Stamps Eternal
Colleen-Glitter Ink
Amy - A Thousand Sheets of Paper (January Guest)
Stamps: Basicgrey
Paper: Basicgrey Orgins Designer Paper
Ink: Tim Holts Ranger Old Paper Ink, SU Old Olive, and Basic Black Markers
Accessories: Hinged Top Nugget Tin, Silver Beads, Martha Stewart Punch, Ribbon, Button, Linen Thread, and Glue Dots

This card is for the Our Creative Corner Challenge, OCCC and for Stacey's Curtain Call Color Challenge, Act13. I adore these colors together, but I am not sure how I feel about my card. I luv color so all the white space is screaming "put some color on me" I used my new favorite set from Verve Love's Flower. This is an awesome set, really! I stamped, cut out, added seguins with gemstones to the center, and then added SU dazzling diamonds, they are soooo sweet. I used my Scor Pal at the top for added texture and my Martha Stewart Punch at the bottom. I also added gemstones to the scallops. Spread some "love" today....enjoy!
Stamps: Verve Love's Flower
Paper: Bazzil Avalanche, Blackbird, and SU Melon Mambo
Ink: SU Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, and Copics
Accessories: Nesting Labels, Ribbon, Button, Linen Thread, Scor Pal, Kaiser Crafts Gemstones, SU Dazzling Diamonds, Seguins, Martha Stewart Punch and Glue Dots

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Spring Note Card Set

I was determined to get all of these challenges settled on a Note Card Set. I wanted to use the colors from The Color Throwdown #76, melon, so safron, and old olive. I adore these fun spring colors together. I was also so inspired by Kristin's note card set shown here. I used several sketches Taylor's Sketch Challenge, TESC98 from last Friday. Card Patterns Sketch #47, Stamps and Smiles Sketch, SASSC49, and Clean & Simple Sketch, FTL75. I also used today's IC216 to help me complete my note card set. I chose the pillow shown here, that's when I reached for the round puffy flowers from the Verve set Budding Blossoms. I used several punches, buttons, silver beads, stitching and a glitter pen to accent each note card. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, all of this cold weather has given me cabin fever. I am ready for the sunshine....enjoy!
Stamps: Verve Budding Blossoms, Filigree Fantasy, Fluttering By, and Accent Notes
Paper: Bazzil Avalanche, SU Melon Mambo, So Safron, Old Olive ,and Various Designer Papers
Ink: SU Melon Mambo, Old Olive, and So Safron
Accessories: Janome, Nesting labels, Ribbon, Buttons, Linen Thread, Silver beads, SU Punches, Glitter Pen, Distressing Tool, Sponging, and Glue Dots

Friday, January 22, 2010

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy

I created this for today's LSC256, to make our creation a palindrome. The sentiment is suppose to be able to be read forward or backward, the dp had to be the same if a line is drawn down the center, and any panels or nesties had to be the same on both sides. Here is the pronunciation and definition of palindrome.
US pronunciation symbol/-droʊm/
n [C]
a word or group of words that is the same whether you read it forwards from the beginning or backwards from the end

I also made this for The Pink Elephant Challenge #50, it is a sketch this week. These are the colors for The Play Date Cafe Challenge, PDCC13. I used the Papertrey Ink Blooming Button Bits stamp set, I added fibers and a little stitching. The polka dots are a stamp from the Verve set Bountiful Backgrounds, I luv this set! I added a SU tag, I wanted to use some of the things I have but do not use much, who else can relate to that? Let me know something that you have that you don't use but
are inspired to get it out and create something with it. I can't wait to hear from you! Enjoy.
Stamps: Verve Bountiful Background and Papertrey Ink Blooming Button Bits
Paper: Bazzi
l Avalanche, Blackbird, and Unknown Blue
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black

Accessories: Janome, Button, Twine, Fibers, SU Tag, Crop-a-Dile, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, and Glue Dots

I want to thank Cbetnk, she is from Russia. She gave me an award. I am so amazed that I cannot speak or write any of her language, but she was able to get someone to help her write a post on my blog. She is thanking me for visiting and gave me an award. She told me that in Russia it is a blogger tradition to give an award, I am so pleased and honored to post this. It really does make a persons day when you leave kind some luv to others and leave a comment!

Black & White Sympathy

This is for the wonderful challenge Amber has going on this year for Viva la Verve at Home, VLVJAN2010. I adore this room, I was so inspired by the black & white and the floor. I used my cuttlebug folder that matches the floor for my background panel. I really got excited when I thought of using the piece of polka dotted vellum for the bottom panel. I am so vellum challenged. I avoid that I think it is working quite nicely for me today, mark this down because you may never see it I sometimes get on a sympathy card kick, it helps to have one when you need it and not have to worry about making it in a pinch, KWIM? I used pink gemstones for color. Amber has done an awesome job with bringing some great inspiration pieces. I hope you have time to play with us, you still have time to get all four sketches into the "January 2010 Sketch Champion Thread'.
You have until Jan. 29 at midnight, you could win the entire Verve release. Have fun and enjoy!
Stamps: Verve Love's Flower and Forever In Our Hearts
Paper: Bazzil Avalanche, Blackbird, SU Night & Day Designer Paper
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Embossing Folder, Ribbon, Gemstones, Janome, Heat Embossing Tool, Judikins Diamond Embossing Powder, and Glue Dots

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sympathy Cards

Good evening, wow do I have the challenges to bring to you tonight. Both of my cards tonight are Sympathy, I need a couple and need to get some in a stash. The first card is for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge, MTSC57. It is also for the Color Q challenge, CQC16, to use burgundy, rose, pink, pumpkin, and white. I used some of my new SU sets. The flowers and the row of flowers are from the SU set Vintage Vogue. I used silver beads in the centers. This also fits today's WT254 to cut it out. All of the flowers are cut out. Check out the post below for another card using several challenges, one which is new to me Stampin Royalty.
Stamps: SU Hearfelt Sympathy and Vintage Vogue
Paper: Bazzil White, My Mind's Eye, and SU Pumpkin Pie
Ink: SU Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie, and Regal Rose
Accessories: Nesties Labels 4, Silver beads, Ribbon, Janome, and Glue Dots

I created this for Everything But The Kitchen Sink Sketch Challenge #3, the Just Us Girls, JUGS16 color challenge to use Burgundy, Blush, Vanilla, and Gray. I discovered a new challenge blog called Stampin Royalty #3, there challenge this week is to make a one layer card. This also fits today's WT254, to cut it out. I stamped, colored, and cut out the new Verve flower from the set Love's Flower. I added Crystal Stickles and a pearl. I popped it up on glue dots. The gorgeous flourish is from Memory Box. I didn't count my card base as a layer......hehehhe...I hope that is ok. Have a fabulous evening...enjoy!
Stamps: Verve Love's Flower and Memory Box Flourish
Paper: Bazzil French Vanilla
Ink: SU Blush Blossom, Bravo Burgundy, and Copics
Accessories: Ribbon, Button, Pearls, Crystal Stickles, Nesting Labels, and Glue Dots